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Archive for Friday, September 25, 2009

Also from September 25

Births
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Photo galleries
The day in photos, September 25, 2009 A glimpse of history
Podcasts
Polls
Are you ready for the SLT to be built?

Poll results

Response Percent
I was ready 10 years ago
 
78%
I’ll never be ready for it to be built
 
17%
I’ve become ready for it to be built recently
 
4%
Total 2285
To clean your hands, do you prefer sanitizer or soap and water?

Poll results

Response Percent
Soap and water
 
86%
Sanitizer
 
13%
Total 795
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Mod Men: Rev It Up show celebrates cult of the car, supports charity
September 23, 2009 in print edition on 1C
The culture of the American hot rod is a fuel-injected religion with devotees across the globe. In Lawrence this weekend, church will be in session at the Rev It Up car show and music festival…
6:00 a.m.
Gene Meyer, Lawrence Memorial Hospital CEO and president, left, and Charles Branson, Douglas County district attorney, discuss efforts to improve services  to rape victims at LMH, Thursday at a news conference. Efforts under way to close coverage gap in rape cases
September 25, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s chief executive was on the defensive Thursday, after Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson chastised the hospital for turning away rape victims.
10:00 a.m.
Kansas basketball players, from left, Sherron Collins, Cole Aldrich and Tyshawn Taylor address the media about recent incidents between the basketball and football teams. The players apologized on Thursday at Wagnon Student Athletic Center. Apologies issued
5:16 p.m., September 24, 2009 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on 1B
Wearing a splint on his thumb and heavy wrap on his injured left hand, a contrite Tyshawn Taylor met the media Thursday afternoon in Wagnon Student Athlete Center.
2:00 p.m.
Crude to the Max: Controversial author Tucker Max turns ‘inappropriate adventures’ into feature film
September 25, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Tucker Max has earned an über-bad boy reputation (and piles of cash) for his blogging site, which spawned a 2006 debut memoir, “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.” It sold more than a million copies. And now that book has led to his debut film of the same name.
6:00 p.m.
An aerial view of the Kansas University campus. Legislative leaders: Higher education budget increase unlikely
September 25, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Legislative leaders Friday said they doubted higher education would get its requested funding increase.

All stories

Power restored to Lawrence residents
September 25, 2009
Storms rolling through the area are leaving some Lawrence residents without power.
Lawrence High football loses, 25-7
September 25, 2009
The Lawrence High football team lost, 25-7, to Shawnee Mission East on Friday at LHS.
Line forms early among those seeking free dental care from clinic
Services ease pain, financial anxiety, and put smiles on many faces
September 25, 2009 in print edition on A1
The need for health care reform was evident Friday morning as people lined up outside Douglas County Dental Clinic in hopes of being one of the lucky ones to receive free dental care.
Parkinson dismisses moving KPERS to 401(k) model
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B8
Gov. Mark Parkinson signaled Friday that he opposes moving Kansas toward 401(k)-style pension plans for teachers and government employees.
LHS alums drafted for induction into Hall of Honor
04:38 p.m., September 25, 2009 Updated 11:41 a.m. in print edition on B1
Chesty Lions will join an exclusive pride of Lawrence High School alumni in about a week.
Kansas Masons announce $2 million KU cancer campaign
Foundation to support efforts for NCI designation, which would widen access to more research, treatment
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B1
The Kansas Masonic Foundation on Friday announced a $2 million campaign to support the Kansas University Cancer Center’s efforts to achieve National Cancer Institute designation.
Legislative leaders: Higher education budget increase unlikely
September 25, 2009 in print edition on A1
Legislative leaders Friday said they doubted higher education would get its requested funding increase.
County emergency management workers honored
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B5
Two members of the Douglas County emergency management team were recognized recently for their outstanding service.
Two more northeast Kansas residents die from swine flu
12:08 p.m., September 25, 2009 Updated 01:50 p.m. in print edition on B1
State health officials say two more people in northeast Kansas have died from swine flu, bringing the state’s fatal H1N1 virus case total to six.
Rape-reporting laws topic of KU speech
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B1
The Kansas University Federalist Society is sponsoring a speech next week on the constitutionality of mandatory statutory rape reporting laws, among other issues.
Lawrence City Commission cancels next week’s meeting
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B1
Lawrence city commissioners won’t hold their regular Tuesday evening meeting this week.
Kansas officials prepare to sign wheat agreement with Taiwan
10:39 a.m., September 25, 2009 Updated 05:49 p.m. in print edition on B5
Kansas officials expect to sign an agreement with a Taiwanese trade delegation for the purchase of $425 million worth of the state’s wheat.
Statehouse Live: Parkinson, O’Neal disagree on KPERS fix
08:45 a.m., September 25, 2009 Updated 12:14 p.m.
Gov. Mark Parkinson says he doesn’t think a defined contribution is a good replacement for pension, but House Speaker Mike O’Neal says he thinks it should be looked at.
AG forms advisory council seniors, consumer fraud
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B1
Attorney General Steve Six is forming an advisory council to study ways to protect older Kansans against consumer fraud.
Lawrence man arrested after wielding knife, making threats
67-year-old man arrested on charges of aggravated assault
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B2
A 67-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early Friday on charges of aggravated assault after allegedly wielding a knife and threatening a 23-year-old woman.
Seabury volleyball 1-1 at Adventist triangular
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B5
Seabury Academy collected 20 aces on the night in a volleyball split on Thursday.
Buyers, sellers should welcome home inspections
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B11
Q: You always advise buyers to make their offers contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report from a professional home inspector, but are such inspections required by law?
Understanding Glenn Beck
September 25, 2009 in print edition on A11
Radio and TV commentator Glenn Beck was mentioned three times in separate opinion columns on the same day and in an article the next day in The New York Times, possibly a record for someone who does not hold elective office.
100 years ago: Meeting called about state taxes
September 25, 2009
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 25, 1909: Gov. W.R. Stubbs will call a local meeting to explain to citizens why state taxes are higher and how the money to pay them will be used. Many have complained about the higher rates.
40 years ago: Future path of K-10 studied
September 25, 2009
Location studies to determine the future route of Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence to DeSoto were being inaugurated by the state highway commission, district commissioner Bob Hagen of Lawrence reported. The county legal aid society announced plans to begin operation from an office in the basement of the courthouse to aid those unable to afford attorneys. Fred Six was president of the society.
25 years ago: Wolf Creek turns out its first electricity
September 25, 2009
The Kansas Wolf Creek nuclear power plant turned out its first electricity in initial tests, and officials were pleased, calling it a “major milestone” in power output for the state.
Ticket ‘stimulus’ program kicks off
September 25, 2009 in print edition on A6
As officials at Kansas Athletics Inc. line up Jayhawk boosters to finance a $34 million Gridiron Club and pump another $40 million into academics, they’re working to keep less well-to-do fans in the game plan.
Free State soccer falls to SM South, 2-1
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B7
Free State fell to Shawnee Mission South, 2-1.
Kansas’ image ugly after ridiculous turf war
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B3
Some things never change. The late Dick Harp during his days as a Kansas basketball assistant and head coach often uttered a patented evaluation of his job: “Coaches are responsible for a lot of irresponsible kids.” Sound timely?
Veritas volleyball splits with Cair Paravel
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B5
Veritas Christian and Topeka Cair Paravel played to a 1-1 tie on Thursday night in high school volleyball action.
Cassel confident Haley’s in his corner
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B2
One game into his career as quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, Matt Cassel finds himself surrounded by skeptical fans and critical media. The endorsement he got this week from his head coach? Lukewarm at best.
Gretzky resigns as coach
Phoenix turns to Tippett to take over
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B2
Wayne Gretzky’s tenure as coach of the Phoenix Coyotes, a period marked largely by on-ice futility, ended abruptly Thursday when the “Great One” announced he would be stepping down amid the financial turmoil surrounding the team.
Lions football team looking for first victory
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B1
With four of the first five games at home, Lawrence High’s football schedule appeared optimal for a fast start.
Shades of Orange? KU could start 4-0 again
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B1
The last time a Kansas University football team began the season 4-0, KU went on to win the 2008 Orange Bowl.
Standards have been lowered
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B1
The disconnect between the words Tyshawn Taylor used on his Facebook page and the ones he had used when speaking in public sent my constant companion — a headache that beats down from the top — to new levels of discomfort, so I just had to talk to him to see which was the real Tyshawn Taylor.
Gamecocks stun No. 4 Ole Miss
September 25, 2009
Another week, another Top 5 tumble. This time, it was fourth-ranked Mississippi caught by surprise, beaten 16-10 by South Carolina on Thursday night.
What’s a global economic summit without protests?
September 25, 2009 in print edition on A7
As leaders of the world’s most developed nations inched closer to consensus in Pittsburgh on Thursday on how best to restrict compensation packages for financial executives, masked protesters and police in armored vehicles clashed in what’s become a familiar ritual at such meetings.
Brahler solid for Firebirds
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B7
For the first time in a more than a decade, the top 10 scores at Thursday’s Lawrence Invitational at Alvamar all came in under 80. Unfortunately, for host Lawrence High and city rival Free State, none of those scores in the 70s belonged to a city golfer.
Boston, Buchholz rip K.C.
Hillman, Greinke ejected in 10-3 loss to Red Sox
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B4
Head congested, body weak, sneezes machine-gunning from his nose, Clay Buchholz figured it was going to be a tough night.
KHP reverses finding in K-10 fatal crash
Woman wasn’t going wrong way, after all
September 25, 2009 in print edition on A1
A Kansas Highway Patrol report for a Sept. 12 double-fatality accident on Kansas Highway 10 now says an Olathe man was the driver who was headed the wrong way — instead of a 26-year-old Lawrence woman.
Court nullifies $5M funeral-protest verdict
September 25, 2009 in print edition on A4
A federal appeals court on Thursday tossed out a $5 million verdict against protesters who carried signs with inflammatory messages like “Thank God for dead soldiers” outside the Maryland funeral of a U.S. Marine killed in Iraq.
Jarrett returns for LHS tennis
Senior back in lineup, but Lions fall to MHS
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B5
Jamie Jarrett returned to the lineup, but Lawrence High’s tennis team fell to Manhattan, 6-5.
U.N. council backs broad nuclear agenda
September 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
With President Barack Obama presiding, the U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously endorsed a sweeping strategy aimed at halting the spread of nuclear weapons and ultimately eliminating them, to usher in a world with “undiminished security for all.”
Al-Qaida-linked inmates break out of prison
September 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
U.S. aircraft and Iraqi patrols combined in a massive manhunt Thursday after the escape of 16 prisoners — including five al-Qaida-linked inmates awaiting execution — who apparently crawled through a bathroom window in a makeshift jail on a former compound of Saddam Hussein.
Obesity could become top cancer cause
September 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
Being fat could become the leading cause of cancer in women in Western countries in the coming years, European researchers said Thursday.
A world first: Vaccine found to help prevent HIV infection
September 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
For the first time, an experimental vaccine has prevented infection with the AIDS virus, a watershed event in the deadly epidemic and a surprising result. Recent failures led many scientists to think such a vaccine might never be possible.
Efforts under way to close coverage gap in rape cases
September 25, 2009 in print edition on A1
Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s chief executive was on the defensive Thursday, after Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson chastised the hospital for turning away rape victims.
Homelessness forum planned for Monday
September 25, 2009 in print edition on A6
Homelessness and mental health advocates will be hosting the third of a four-part series of forums at 7 p.m. Monday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
Historical Society collects public input
September 25, 2009 in print edition on A6
The Douglas County Historical Society conducted its third meeting on Thursday evening in a series of efforts to gather community input on the future direction of the society and Watkins Community Museum of History.
City celebration still in planning stages
September 25, 2009 in print edition on A6
Don’t bake the cake just yet. A group of area history buffs still wants to throw a grand party in Lawrence to celebrate the state’s 150th birthday in 2011, but a meeting Thursday afternoon did not produce a clear plan to do so.
Olathe NW trips LHS soccer
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B7
Lawrence High held Olathe Northwest scoreless for a half, but ONW cruised to a 4-0 victory Thursday.
House opposes raising Medicare premium
September 25, 2009 in print edition on A9
Millions of Medicare patients would be spared monthly premium increases next year under a bill passed by the House on Thursday.
Butterfly antennas key to navigation
September 25, 2009 in print edition on C8
Millions of Monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico for the winter and scientists have long speculated on how the insects find their way. Turns out, their antennas are the key.
August house sales fall in Midwest
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B11
Existing home sales in the Midwest halted their brief resurgence in August, in part because some buyers are having trouble meeting tougher lending standards.
Spacecraft spies frozen water on Mars
September 25, 2009 in print edition on C8
A spacecraft orbiting Mars has spotted water ice in several impact craters midway between the north pole and equator — the first time ice so close to the surface has been discovered so far south on the red planet.
Environmentalists seek to wipe out plush toilet paper
September 25, 2009 in print edition on C8
There is a battle for America’s behinds. It is a fight over toilet paper: the kind that is blanket-fluffy and getting fluffier so fast that manufacturers are running out of synonyms for “soft” (Quilted Northern Ultra Plush is the first big brand to go three-ply and three-adjective).
Ethanol group calls for labels on gas pumps
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B11
Ethanol producers are pushing for a mandate requiring country-of-origin labeling on gasoline pumps so consumers know from where their fuel comes.
Bank president ends program with honors
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B11
Doug Gaumer, community bank president, Intrust Bank, Lawrence, graduated Aug. 21 with honors (top 10 percent of the class) from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Commerce Bank to conduct ‘Shred Fest’
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B11
Small-business owners in the Lawrence area may dispose of old bank records, credit card offers, tax information and sensitive documents at Commerce Bank’s third annual “Shred Fest” event.
State labor leaders: Extend jobless benefits
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B11
Labor commissioners from 18 states, including Kansas, are urging the U.S. Senate to immediately act to extend unemployment benefits for 300,000 people who will exhaust theirs in another week.
Commodities
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B11
Agriculture futures mostly rose Thursday. Wheat for December delivery rose 13 cents to $4.73.
Health department offers sex ed course
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B10
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is offering a family-based sexuality education program “Kids Need To Know.”
Ginsburg hospitalized after feeling faint
September 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Thursday after becoming ill in her office at the court following treatment for an iron deficiency.
Amendment gives town hope for buyout
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B10
A possible buyout of residents in a former southeast Kansas mining town has progressed in Washington.
Horoscope for September 25, 2009
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B10
For Friday, Sept. 25: You have a lot going on this year. You might not always be sure of what is happening. Listen to others carefully, and you will learn a lot more. If you are single, look around and discover the many potential suitors. If you are attached, you will want to anchor in with your significant other. 2010 holds more than your share of excitement.
Sitcom ‘Brothers’ is down-to-earth
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B10
Can the recession save the sitcom? Are viewers looking for entertainment comfort food for hard times? The folks behind “Brothers” (7 p.m., Fox) must certainly think so.
People in the news
September 25, 2009 in print edition on B10
Actor Randy Quaid and his wife have been arrested in West Texas for allegedly skipping out on a $10,000 California hotel bill.
With flu worries come flurries of hand sanitizers
September 25, 2009 in print edition on A8
When Sandy Summers picks up her children — ages 6 and 10 — at elementary school, they’re greeted with squirts of hand sanitizer.
Obama’s tough choices in Afghanistan
September 25, 2009 in print edition on A10
It’s not unusual for presidential candidates to take a simplistic view of complicated issues, especially international ones. It’s a lot harder for presidents to do so.
Conservative kept his humor
September 25, 2009 in print edition on A10
After the plain pine box is lowered into the grave, the mourners are asked to come forward — immediate family first — and shovel dirt onto the casket. Only when it is fully covered, only when all that can be seen is dust, is the ceremony complete.
Better strategy
September 25, 2009 in print edition on A10
To the editor: Contrary to the claims made in a recent letter (“Betraying allies,” Sept. 22), President Obama’s change in missile defense strategy enhances the security of Israel and Europe.
On the bright side …
The loss of Sauer-Danfoss is a blow for Lawrence, but now is the time for local leaders to prepare the city to take advantage of an economic rebound.
September 25, 2009 in print edition on A10
This isn’t exactly the way Lawrence wanted to solve the problem of not having enough industrial sites to market to prospective businesses.
Political incivility is back
September 25, 2009 in print edition on A11
The president has declined to talk about racism in connection with the carpet-chewers of the Right who are suffering road rage over his existence, and he’s wise to turn that one down.
Pump patrol
September 25, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.21 at several stations.
‘Greatest Dad’ revels in dark, daring humor
September 25, 2009 in print edition on C2
This is tricky: How to talk about “World’s Greatest Dad,” the latest comedy from Bobcat Goldthwait, without giving away all its twists and twisted details?
Ousted president: 1st talks a failure
September 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya said late Thursday that his first talks with the interim government that kicked him out of the country in June were a failure.
Net Worth: Site proves plenty of people should rethink their ink
September 25, 2009 in print edition on C1
I am proud of the fact I have no tattoos. I often think back to what would have happened if I’d gained some ink during any of the various stages of my life.
Crude to the Max: Controversial author Tucker Max turns ‘inappropriate adventures’ into feature film
September 25, 2009 in print edition on C1
Tucker Max has earned an über-bad boy reputation (and piles of cash) for his blogging site, which spawned a 2006 debut memoir, “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.” It sold more than a million copies. And now that book has led to his debut film of the same name.