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Archive for Monday, April 19, 2010

Also from April 19

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Kansas Marathon, April 18, 2010 The day in photos, April 19, 2010
Polls
Should marijuana be legalized?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
71%
No
 
17%
Yes, but only for medical purposes
 
9%
Not sure
 
1%
Total 2110
What's the longest distance you've ever run?

Poll results

Response Percent
I don’t run
 
28%
5K
 
18%
Half marathon
 
15%
Other distance
 
14%
10K
 
13%
Marathon
 
9%
Total 1001
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
The survey is in: What you think of the J-W comics
April 18, 2010 in print edition on 1D
In an online and mail-in survey, 1,083 Journal-World readers told us just how much they love their comics. That’s the most popular survey in recent memory, besting even our Oscars contest by a wide margin…
10:00 a.m.
More than 1,500 runners competed in various races from Shenk Field at 23rd and Iowa Sunday, April 18, 2010 during the Lynn Electric Kansas Marathon. Well traveled: Veteran runner claims first marathon victory
April 19, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Dave Weston earned his first overall marathon victory Sunday morning, finishing the 26.2-mile course through Lawrence in 2:50:11 to out-pace runner-up Cal Thoman by more than 21⁄2 minutes.
2:00 p.m.
Kyle Griggs, of Lawrence, pumps gas while talking to his friend, Bione Dudley, of St. Louis, at the BP gas station at 23rd and Louisiana streets. Stations pump up the retail
April 19, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Area fuel vendors are sprucing up their in-store features and offerings to lure folks inside their doors, rather than leave consumers to passively pay at the pump.
6:00 p.m.
Caregiver Colleen Bloom, 30, works with a child in the 1-year-old-class at Stepping Stones, 1100 Wakarusa Drive. The child care center took part in a long-term language study to better work with their young clients. Child’s play: KU research will explore key learning interaction for babies
April 19, 2010
Mothers know their child’s needs without even thinking. The pitch of a grunt, purse of the lips or a sly smile can tip them off to exactly what they’re little bundle of joy is really wanting. But the reality is that 11.6 million infants and toddlers in the U.S. spend 35 hours per week or more outside of their mothers’ attentive care, according to 2008 numbers from the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies.

All stories

Schools foundation fundraiser hits $30,000 goal
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A3
Organizers say Friday’s Foundation Follies event for the Lawrence school district met the $30,000 goal.
KU looking to outside, data-mining company to help improve retention rates
Company would look for red flags in existing data
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A3
Kansas University could partner with a company to help the university raise its student retention rates.
New study says sales tax better for economy than cuts
03:32 p.m., April 19, 2010 Updated 04:31 p.m. in print edition on A3
The study lands in the middle of a hotly contested debate over taxes and budget cuts.
Police seeking information on vehicle that ran into Louise’s West
Silver SUV seen leaving the area
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A3
A Lawrence bar is closed for repairs after a driver crashed into the building and then fled the scene early Sunday morning.
Texas high school soph has Kansas on radar
6-foot-9 forward to choose from among Kansas, Kentucky, UNC and Texas
11:34 a.m., April 19, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B1
Zach Peters, a 6-foot-9, 235-pound sophomore basketball forward from Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas, will announce his college choice at 2:40 p.m., Wednesday, in the high school’s gymnasium.
Lawrence police investigating rash of overnight burglaries
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police are investigating a rash of overnight burglaries in southwest Lawrence.
Autopsy conducted in case of body found floating in Kansas River
11:01 a.m., April 19, 2010 Updated 05:43 p.m. in print edition on A3
Jefferson County authorities are working with the Topeka Police Department to determine if the body found Sunday in the Kansas River is that of a man who jumped from a bridge in Topeka on April 10.
Proposed legislation splits Kansas nursing home industry
09:22 a.m., April 19, 2010 Updated 11:17 a.m. in print edition on B8
Operators of nursing homes and assisted living centers in Kansas are deeply divided over a proposal to charge a fee for every bed in their facilities in an effort to attract more federal money.
Kansas lawmakers resume work on state’s budget
08:32 a.m., April 19, 2010 Updated 11:39 a.m.
Last week, budget and economic experts revised state revenue estimates for the current and next fiscal years. The shortfall is roughly $510 million from Gov. Mark Parkinson’s recommended budget.
Leavenworth County state representative plans to retire
08:31 a.m., April 19, 2010 Updated 08:55 a.m. in print edition on B8
State Rep. Marti Crow of Leavenworth says she will retire from the Kansas House at the end of her term.
Well traveled: Veteran runner claims first marathon victory
April 19, 2010 in print edition on B1
Dave Weston earned his first overall marathon victory Sunday morning, finishing the 26.2-mile course through Lawrence in 2:50:11 to out-pace runner-up Cal Thoman by more than 21⁄2 minutes.
Event picks up the pace with record number of runners
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A3
The couple that runs together stays together.
Callaspo powers Royals
April 19, 2010 in print edition on B3
Alberto Callaspo has watched the Royals bullpen struggle to hold a lead throughout the first few weeks of the season. Thanks to his two big swings, Kansas City finally built an advantage too big to squander.
Funds to foster Egypt’s democracy are cut
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A10
President Barack Obama has dramatically cut funds to promote democracy in Egypt, a shift that could affect everything from anti-corruption programs to the monitoring of elections.
‘Dragon,’ ‘Kick-Ass’ tussle for top spot
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A9
It’s another photo finish at the weekend box office, with the No. 1 spot too close to call between the animated adventure “How to Train Your Dragon” and the superhero comedy “Kick-Ass.”
‘Damages’ has a lot of explaining to do
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A9
“Damages” (9 p.m., FX) wraps up its great third season with a 90-minute episode.
Horoscope for April 19, 2010
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A9
This year, you open up to new possibilities. Stay centered, despite life’s bounces. If you are single, you will meet people easily. If you are attached, the two of you learn to enjoy each other more and more. You might say too much when Cancer people are around!
Day of Caring set for Saturday
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Roger Hill Volunteer Center will have its biggest service day of the year on Saturday.
Body found in Kansas River
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A4
The body of a dead man was found floating in the Kansas River in Jefferson County Sunday afternoon.
Man arrested Sunday on sex crime charges
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 64-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Sunday on charges of aggravated sexual battery.
Clinton Lake Road work blocks some areas
Corps of engineers will try to minimize disruptions
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A3
Contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are in a race against time — and leisure plans — when it comes to repairing, resurfacing and replacing roads leading to Clinton Lake boat ramps, parking lots and campgrounds.
Toyota to agree to $16.4 million fine, source says
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A2
Toyota Motor Corp. is expected to agree to a fine of more than $16 million, the largest government penalty levied against an automaker, for a four-month delay in telling federal authorities about defective gas pedals on its vehicles, a Transportation Department official said Sunday.
Gates says U.S. ready on Iran’s nuclear plan
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A2
Defense Secretary Robert Gates asserted Sunday that the U.S. is prepared to take a range of actions against the Iranian nuclear program and told friends and foes not to fall for any perception Iran can catch Washington off guard.
Leader buried amid patriotic ceremony
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A2
Tens of thousands of Poles bade farewell to President Lech Kaczynski on Sunday at a state funeral filled with pomp, pride and an outpouring of patriotism that his divisive and unpopular leadership had never generated.
Taliban say military buildup under way
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A2
The Taliban are moving fighters into Kandahar, planting bombs and plotting attacks as NATO and Afghan forces prepare for a summer showdown with insurgents, according to a Taliban commander with close ties to senior insurgent leaders.
Pope says church will better protect young
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A2
With tears in his eyes, Pope Benedict XVI made his most personal gesture yet to respond to the clerical sex abuse scandal Sunday, telling victims the church will do everything possible to protect children and bring abusive priests to justice, the Vatican said.
In government, we don’t trust
Poll shows public confidence among lowest levels ever
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A1
Only 22 percent of all Americans surveyed say they trust the government in Washington almost always or most of the time — among the lowest measures in half a century — according to a new Pew Research Center survey released Sunday night.
Complete Kansas Marathon results
April 19, 2010
Here’s a look at the final results of Sunday’s Kansas Marathon.
More Masters musings
April 19, 2010 in print edition on B1
Phil Mickelson took the week off, but the feelings he triggered by winning the Masters resonate in towns across America, Lawrence included.
100 years ago: Kaw River bridge strong enough for cars
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 19, 1910: “‘If Ringling Brothers can take 16 elephants across the Kaw River bridge at one time, and pull all of their heavy wagons over it, it is fully strong enough to carry our cars.’
40 years ago: Arson torches Kansas Union
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A7
A spectacular million-dollar-plus fire apparently touched off by arson activity flashed through the top two floors of the six-level Kansas University student union.
Web training: Variety of sites helps Lawrence athletes tackle fitness goals
April 19, 2010
Marathon training is often a lonely business full of long stretches of road and a trail of tattered soles.
Pricey produce: Creative prep works around expensive tomatoes, peppers
April 19, 2010
The high price of tomatoes and peppers has Mark Paradis teaching his culinary students a new lesson — substitutions.
A friend’s aid: Lawrence residents creating nonprofit in honor of suicide victim
April 19, 2010
Friends of John Garner didn’t get to say “it’ll be OK” or “things will get better.” They didn’t get to say “I love you” one last time. When Garner, 25, committed suicide, he didn’t drop hints to his friends or ask them for help. But those same friends still want to help, seven months after John Garner’s death.
On a (sushi) roll: Chef gives Lawrence residents special lesson in tasty cuisine
April 19, 2010
It takes 30 minutes to an hour to learn how to make sushi, but it takes years to master the combination of ingredients, flavors and colors.
The ‘Showtime’ must go on: LHS preps for annual show
April 19, 2010
Rehearsals are under way in earnest at the auditorium of Lawrence High School for “Showtime,” the annual mashup of choral and pop music that’s become a community tradition.
Lawrence elementary school lunches
April 19, 2010
Child’s play: KU research will explore key learning interaction for babies
April 19, 2010
Mothers know their child’s needs without even thinking. The pitch of a grunt, purse of the lips or a sly smile can tip them off to exactly what they’re little bundle of joy is really wanting. But the reality is that 11.6 million infants and toddlers in the U.S. spend 35 hours per week or more outside of their mothers’ attentive care, according to 2008 numbers from the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies.
Plant a tree for beauty, home energy savings
April 19, 2010
Spring is a great time to plant a tree. Trees not only increase the value of your property but can also reduce energy costs by providing much needed summer shade.
Lawrence captures Earth Day style
April 19, 2010
Lawrence’s annual Earth Day fashion show will be Saturday at the Granada, 1020 Mass. Last Saturday I met with co-coordinator Martha Pierce for details about the show.
How to ‘spend’ that tax return
April 19, 2010
This time of year companies spend insane amounts of advertising dollars to convince us to buy that “big ticket” item with our large tax refund. Although it is nice any time we receive a check for several hundred or even thousands of dollars, we must remember why we received it. In the case of a federal tax refund, it is because we loaned the government of the United States a portion of our hard-earned money throughout the year at zero percent interest.
Caged pets not for this family
April 19, 2010
“Mom, can we get a pet?” my third-grade son, Luke, asked. Luke had just attended a birthday party at Pet World, where he spent 90 minutes man-handling baby pythons, snapping turtles and other creatures and, apparently, forgot all about the three sisters, the dog and the one remaining hermit crab at home.
Flying colors: Baldwin City resident finds success in painting
April 19, 2010
Creative and entrepreneurial talents and an aptitude for hard work come naturally to Kate Boyd, owner of KB Painting LLC, Baldwin City.
Kansas softball battles, but falls
April 19, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University sophomore Marissa Ingle had two at-bats late in Sunday’s 4-3 loss to No. 9 Oklahoma State that demonstrated — in Ingle’s mind, at least — what the KU softball team is all about.
Flight fees
Airlines seeking to raise their revenues might consider providing better service rather than adding more irritating fees.
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A7
In the eyes of many travelers, the recent announcement that Spirit Airlines would start charging passengers an additional fee for carry-on luggage, simply crossed the line.
Second Mass. upset may be brewing
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A7
Before there was a Scott Brown, amazing the political world by capturing Ted Kennedy’s old Senate seat, there was a Charles D. Baker Jr., challenging the Democratic grip on Beacon Hill by announcing that he would try to deny Barack Obama’s favorite governor, Deval Patrick, a second term.
Selby a ‘home run’ for Self
April 19, 2010 in print edition on B1
Bill Self felt as if he’d bashed a grand slam Sunday when the paperwork of No. 4-ranked Josh Selby arrived via the fax machine, making official Saturday’s announcement that the 6-foot-2 Baltimore Lake Clifton High standout would be a Jayhawk.
5,000 new forms of marine life uncovered in census
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A10
If the Census Bureau thinks it has its hands full counting Americans, imagine what scientists are up against in trying to tally every living thing in the ocean, including microbes so small they seem invisible. And just try to get them to mail back a form.
5 airlines pledge not to charge for carry-on bags — for now
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A9
U.S. airlines never met a fee they didn’t like. Until now, it seems.
Half of grounded flights could resume today, E.U. announces
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A2
Major airlines that sent test flights into European air space found no damage Sunday from the volcanic ash that has paralyzed aviation over the continent, raising pressure on governments to ease restrictions that have thrown global travel and commerce into chaos.
Big Ben returns today, but for how long?
April 19, 2010 in print edition on B2
Ben Roethlisberger will line up under center, take the snap and throw his first pass to a teammate since the Steelers ended the season on Jan. 3.
Stations pump up the retail
Convenience stores add goods, services to entice customers to buy more than gas
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A1
Area fuel vendors are sprucing up their in-store features and offerings to lure folks inside their doors, rather than leave consumers to passively pay at the pump.
Kansas tennis falls to Oklahoma, 5-2
April 19, 2010 in print edition on B3
Freshman Victoria Khanevskaya recorded her fourth-consecutive victory in Big 12 Conference play, but Kansas University’s tennis team fell to Oklahoma, 5-2, on Sunday at the Jayhawk Tennis Facility.
Waters’ homers spark KU baseball
April 19, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University left fielder Jimmy Waters hit two home runs and drove in four runs, and freshman Tanner Poppe allowed just a run on four hits over six innings for his first Big 12 win as the Jayhawks beat Nebraska, 6-1, Sunday.
Check out latest gear for patio appeal
April 19, 2010
The makers of outdoor furniture are very much in tune with the uncertain economic times.
‘Congressional Pig Book:’ Read it and weep
April 19, 2010 in print edition on A7
Most Americans may not be fluent in the language of economics, but thanks to our Puritan heritage (“waste not, want not”) we understand waste quite well.