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Archive for Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Also from April 14

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU softball vs. Nebraska The day in photos, April 14, 2010 Free State vs. Lawrence High girls soccer
Polls
Do you like sardines?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
40%
Yes
 
37%
I’ve never had a sardine
 
20%
What’s a sardine?
 
1%
Total 881
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Rob Chestnut Chestnut delivers State of the City address
5:36 p.m., April 13, 2010 Updated 7:11 p.m.
Outgoing Lawrence Mayor Rob Chestnut delivered the annual State of the City address from City Hall Tuesday night.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas University Athletic Director Lew Perkins participates in a public interview regarding his career in sports administration Tuesday at the Dole Institute. Perkins game for dealing with adversity
April 14, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Rest assured, Lew Perkins is looking forward to the end of a federal investigation and the completion of an independent review into the operations of his ticket office and Williams Educational Fund — and not just because he’s embarrassed or because he holds himself accountable.
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence High School Students board buses in this 2009 photo. Split developing on whether it’s a good idea to move 9th graders to high school
April 13, 2010 in print edition on 4A
A majority of participants in two recent forums supported moving Lawrence ninth-graders into the high schools.
2:00 p.m.
Work crews remove a 100-foot-long, rust colored storage tank that sat adjacent to Kansas Highway 10 at the former Farmland Industries nitrogen plant. Three of the 50-ton units were loaded onto flatbed trailers and will be taken to Texas. Storage tanks at Farmland plant about to be removed
April 13, 2010 in print edition on 7B
A longtime sight for motorists entering and leaving Lawrence’s eastern edge soon will be no more.
6:00 p.m.
Jicama. What do I do with… Jicama?
April 14, 2010 in print edition on 1C
The salad stopped Michael Beard’s fork right in its tracks. Munching through a meal at a tiny taqueria, the chef couldn’t get over the cooling, milky white strips accentuating each crunchy bite…

All stories

Man arrested downtown after attempted attack with railroad spike
April 14, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 24-year-old transient man was arrested Wednesday afternoon in downtown Lawrence after threatening restaurant patrons with a railroad spike.
KU’s director of bands leaving for similar job at South Carolina
April 14, 2010 in print edition on A4
Scott Weiss, who has been Kansas University’s director of bands since 2007, is leaving the school to take a similar position at the University of South Carolina.
Douglas County CrimeStoppers a powerful tool in fight against crime
April 14, 2010 in print edition on A1
One of the most valuable tools in fighting crime sits right on Sgt. Ed Swanson’s belt. Located alongside the Douglas County sheriff’s sergeant’s taser, gun and handcuffs, is a cell phone.
Brandon Knight picks Kentucky
April 14, 2010
As expected, Florida prep Brandon Knight announced for Kentucky this afternoon.
Statehouse Live: Kansas higher education officials support Parkinson’s tax increase proposal
Parkinson’s plan seen as way to bridge funding gap, avoid more cuts
02:08 p.m., April 14, 2010 Updated 05:57 p.m. in print edition on A3
As the state’s budget crisis continued to brew, Kansas higher education leaders Wednesday stated their support of Gov. Mark Parkinson’s proposed tax increase.
State board of education approves consolidation for two far northeastern Kansas school districts
01:33 p.m., April 14, 2010 Updated 04:26 p.m.
Two northeast Kansas school districts easily cleared a key hurdle to consolidation Wednesday, putting the final decision in the hands of voters.
With the arrival of spring, annual burns going on in Flint Hills, Baker Wetlands
09:09 a.m., April 14, 2010 Updated 05:34 p.m. in print edition on A1
Flint Hills farmer Larry Soyez is setting the prairie on fire.
Furloughed state court employees eligible for unemployment payouts
08:55 a.m., April 14, 2010 Updated 10:13 a.m.
Kansas court workers who are being forced to take four unpaid days off in April and May will get some financial help from the state’s unemployment insurance trust fund, the state Department of Labor said.
Fort Riley set to dedicate victory garden
April 14, 2010
A ribbon-cutting and tree planting will mark the dedication of a new Victory Garden at Fort Riley later this month.
Emergency crews respond to gas leak in Eudora
Some local residents temporarily evacuated
April 14, 2010
Emergency crews responded late Tuesday night to reports of an odor of natural gas in Eudora.
KU baseball edges Missouri State
April 14, 2010 in print edition on B3
Freshman Thomas Taylor struck out a career-high eight batters, and the Kansas University baseball team swept the season series from Missouri State with a 6-4 victory on Tuesday at Hammons Field.
Celebrity antes up for charity
April 14, 2010 in print edition on B1
Diseases of the brain seldom seem to inspire philanthropists to the same degree as those of the body. Maybe that’s because nobody likes to feel sad, and thinking about them triggers that emotion even more intensely than many chronic physical disorders.
What do I do with… Jicama?
Knobby tuber creates crisp flavor for summer
April 14, 2010 in print edition on C1
The salad stopped Michael Beard’s fork right in its tracks. Munching through a meal at a tiny taqueria, the chef couldn’t get over the cooling, milky white strips accentuating each crunchy bite…
Summit endorses Obama goal on nuclear security
April 14, 2010 in print edition on A2
In full accord on a global threat, world leaders Tuesday endorsed President Barack Obama’s call for securing all nuclear materials around the globe within four years to keep them out of the grasp of terrorists. They offered few specifics for achieving that goal, but Obama declared “the American people will be safer and the world will be more secure” as a result.
Rise in China’s currency would have slow impact
April 14, 2010 in print edition on A2
Despite its latest public pushback, China is expected to soon let its currency rise against the dollar, a long-sought goal of U.S. manufacturers.
Serious hospital infections not dropping
April 14, 2010 in print edition on A2
The nation’s hospitals are failing to protect patients from potentially fatal infections despite years of prevention campaigns, the government said Tuesday.
Twitter finally feathers nest with advertising
April 14, 2010 in print edition on A2
Is Twitter the next Google, the next Pets.com, or something in between? It may have begun answering that question Tuesday, with its long-awaited first step into advertising.
Toyota to halt sales of Lexus GX 460
April 14, 2010 in print edition on A2
Toyota Motor Corp. is temporarily halting sales of the 2010 Lexus GX 460 after Consumer Reports issued a rare “Don’t Buy” warning amid concerns the large SUV has handling problems that could cause it to roll over during sharp turns.
Quake rocks western province in China
April 14, 2010 in print edition on A2
An earthquake that Chinese officials measured at magnitude 7.1 rocked a remote, mostly Tibetan-populated county in the western province of Qinghai early today, killing at least 300 people and injuring 8,000.
Boston tea rally has glaring absence
April 14, 2010 in print edition on A8
When the Tea Party Express pulls into the city where the conservative movement got its name, the crowd will be as notable for who is not there as who is.
‘Worse’ looks evil in the face
April 14, 2010 in print edition on B6
Nobody wants to face ugly truths. And even fewer want to confront them on television. That’s what makes the documentary “Worse Than War” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings) so difficult and compelling at the same time.
People in the news
April 14, 2010 in print edition on B6
People in the news for April 14, 2010.
Horoscope for April 14, 2010
April 14, 2010 in print edition on B6
This year, you get a new beginning nearly in any sector of your choice. Unusual charisma, wit and responsiveness attract many. To succeed, put your mind on the job at hand. If you are single, many want to be your sweetie. Who do you want? That is the question. If you are attached, be careful not to be too me-oriented. Relationships are a two-way street. Taurus has a strong will.
In response to doctor shortage, 28 states may expand nurses’ role
April 14, 2010 in print edition on C10
A nurse may soon be your doctor.
News sites funded by think tanks fuel questions
April 14, 2010 in print edition on C10
A growing number of conservative groups are bankrolling startup news organizations around the country, aggressively covering government and politics at a time when newspapers are cutting back their statehouse bureaus.
Free State softball drops two
April 14, 2010 in print edition on B3
Free State softball coach Lee Ice knows his squad is close to stringing together some victories.
KU’s Henrickson adds two aides
April 14, 2010 in print edition on B3
Tory Verdi and Chester Nichols are the newest members of the Kansas University women’s basketball coaching staff.
LHS tennis cruises, 11-1
April 14, 2010 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High tennis coach Chris Marshall had a pretty simple response after the Lions’ 11-1 victory in a duel against Olathe South on Tuesday at the Jayhawk Family Tennis Center.
LHS softball tumbles
April 14, 2010 in print edition on B3
The Lawrence High softball team dropped a pair of games against Olathe South, 4-3 and 4-1, on Tuesday at LHS.
NCAA makes recruiting change
April 14, 2010 in print edition on B2
The NCAA will now allow college basketball coaches to have recruiting conversations during summer camps and clinics on campus.
Baylor’s Udoh declares for draft
April 14, 2010 in print edition on B2
Ekpe Udoh is entering his name into the NBA Draft, but still could return for his senior season at Baylor. Udoh hasn’t hired an agent and still could play for the Bears if he withdraws his name from the draft by May 8.
Six-run seventh dooms Royals
April 14, 2010 in print edition on B2
The Detroit Tigers know they can’t expect to keep overcoming big deficits.
Tanning tax may burn businesses
April 14, 2010 in print edition on B7
Before they can lie under the glow of the UV light, indoor-tanning customers have to pay for the session.
100 years ago: YMCA set to put on show
April 14, 2010 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 14, 1910: “The ‘Better and Cleaner Lawrence Day’ is ready to begin with all sorts of public support, such as city facilities.
40 years ago: Students suspended after protest
April 14, 2010 in print edition on A7
Four non-students were charged with disturbing the peace and “about 10” Lawrence High students were suspended from classes in the wake of a disturbance that included a short takeover of the school’s main office by a group of protesting black students at LHS.
25 years ago: Church construction behind schedule
April 14, 2010 in print edition on A7
The 71st Kansas Legislature took first adjournment after a marathon session that approved a resolution to let voters decide whether to amend the state constitution to permit liquor by the drink and reached agreement on a pay plan for state employees.
Unlight the night
April 14, 2010 in print edition on A7
I was stopped recently by a Journal-World reporter and asked if I did anything to reduce my carbon footprint. I told him I use cloth grocery bags and recycle paper. But what I really wanted to say is that we should turn off our streetlights at night.
Driving decency
April 14, 2010 in print edition on A7
After nearly being hit, twice in one day, by drivers turning out to the furthest lane at intersections where I had the right of way, I have lost all patience with Lawrence’s “make-it-up-as-you-go” drivers. What became of respect for others on the road and for the law?
Curbing costs
April 14, 2010 in print edition on A7
Many of the problems mentioned in your April 10 article on inadequate health insurance should ultimately be resolved as the new reform law is implemented. An equally serious problem is over-insurance, which has long been a major driver of the unsustainable growth in health care expenditures, and which could potentially accelerate as we approach universal coverage.
Read-Out event also celebrates Earth Day
April 14, 2010 in print edition on A5
The Oread Friends Meeting is hosting its third annual Read-Out event from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in South Park.
Former Peace Corps worker has interest in Kyrgyz revolt
April 14, 2010 in print edition on A5
Becky Stakun said that when she used to talk about her volunteering experience with the U.S. Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan, people typically wanted the 5-minute version.
Crews respond to garage fire
April 14, 2010 in print edition on A4
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews responded to a garage fire at 10 a.m. Tuesday at 1228 Laura Ave. in the Brook Creek neighborhood.
KU student reports vehicle stolen
Police recover missing car
April 14, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 22-year-old KU student on Saturday reported the theft of a vehicle from Regency Place.
Library book sale begins Thursday
April 14, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Friends of the Lawrence Public Library is hosting its spring Book Sale, beginning Thursday at the corner of Seventh and Kentucky streets.
Amyx becomes 4-time mayor
April 14, 2010 in print edition on A3
Longtime Lawrence office holder Mike Amyx was elected to a one-year term as mayor Tuesday, and vowed to tackle the longtime struggle to attract a grocery store to North Lawrence.
Perkins game for dealing with adversity
KU athletic director is candid during interview at Dole
April 14, 2010 in print edition on A1
Rest assured, Lew Perkins is looking forward to the end of a federal investigation and the completion of an independent review into the operations of his ticket office and Williams Educational Fund — and not just because he’s embarrassed or because he holds himself accountable.
Free State swimming dominates home invite
April 14, 2010 in print edition on B1
It was not uncommon Tuesday to see a Free State High swimmer more than two body lengths ahead of the pack near the end of the races at the Free State Invitational.
Recruiting focus today on Knight, likely Kentucky-bound
April 14, 2010 in print edition on B1
The first day of college basketball’s spring signing period figures to be a quiet one for Kansas University’s basketball program, which hopes to receive some good news later in the week regarding prospects Josh Selby and/or Doron Lamb.
KU men’s golf takes fifth
April 14, 2010 in print edition on B3
Chris Gilbert shot a career-best 74 and the Kansas University golf team finished in a tie for fifth place on Tuesday at the Columbia Orthopaedic Group Missouri Intercollegiate.
Firebirds finally break through, edge Lawrence, 1-0, in soccer showdown
April 14, 2010 in print edition on B1
A game like Tuesday’s had been a long time coming for the Free State High girls soccer team, so when Hillary Yoder took a pass from junior defender Mckenzie Dever and finagled it into the net for what would prove to be the game’s only goal in a 1-0 Free State victory over visiting Lawrence High, the junior midfielder and her Firebirds teammates reacted in kind.
Afghan jirga may set stage for peace
April 14, 2010 in print edition on A7
While the war of words winds down between U.S. officials and President Hamid Karzai, preparations are going on for a “peace jirga” that could help end the real war.
Census encourages wary Muslims to complete surveys
April 14, 2010 in print edition on C10
Nine years of scrutiny have made some American Muslims wary of the federal government, and that has the U.S. Census bureau working to make sure its crucial survey doesn’t become a casualty of fear.
Best and worst in home products
April 14, 2010 in print edition on B7
A low price doesn’t always mean a good deal, especially if the product doesn’t perform well.
Pump patrol
April 14, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.64 at several stations.
How you can make your own green cleaners
April 14, 2010 in print edition on C3
As I try to “think green,” I know that there are recipes for alternatives to harsh and toxic cleaners.
Special service
Kansas University is launching a promising effort to expand the reach of the state’s only medical school.
April 14, 2010 in print edition on A7
It would be hard to come up with a better statewide outreach effort for Kansas University than the proposed expansion of medical school programs in Wichita and Salina.
Relays on tap today
April 14, 2010 in print edition on B3
The 2010 Kansas Relays officially begins today with first-day heptathlon and decathlon events, to run from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.