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Archive for Monday, August 2, 2010

Also from August 2

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, August 2, 2010
Polls
Did you vote today?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
55%
No.
 
44%
Total 681
Which KU football unit will be better in the 2010 season?

Poll results

Response Percent
Defense
 
47%
Offense
 
39%
Undecided
 
12%
Total 255
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
A video of Bob Frederick is shown during his memorial at the Lied Center in this file photo. The city of Lawrence has filed a cross-claim against Black Hills Energy in a response to a lawsuit filed in connection with the death of Frederick. The city and Black Hills are both defendants in the suit the Frederick family filed in March 2009. City, Black Hills dispute liability in lawsuit
August 1, 2010 in print edition on 1B
The city of Lawrence has filed a cross-claim against Black Hills Energy in a response to a lawsuit filed in connection with the death of former Kansas University Athletic Director Bob Frederick.
6:00 a.m.
some of the 21 contestants in the stick horse event wait to hear the judges’ thoughts after the competition. The traditional event for kids up to age 6 was part of the open horse show Sunday at the Douglas County Fair. Steeds real and imaginary put through paces at fair
August 2, 2010 in print edition on 3A
The 2010 Douglas County Fair Open Horse Show kicked off Sunday morning at the fairgrounds.
10:00 a.m.
Emergency crews load a victim of the Sunday morning shooting into an ambulance before transporting the patient to an area hospital. Three people were reported injured during the incident. Eight suffer injuries in shooting at south Lawrence apartment complex
3:16 a.m., August 1, 2010 Updated 2:38 p.m. in print edition on 3A
Eight people were reported injured following an early-morning shooting at The Exchange, 3100 Ousdahl Road.
2:00 p.m.
The current Holcomb power plant, pictured above, runs at 85 percent capacity. The proposed new plant would run at 90 percent capacity. Environmentalists want longer comment period on coal-fired plant
August 2, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Environmentalists want more time for the public to comment on a proposed 895-megawatt coal-fired electric power plant proposed for southwest Kansas.
6:00 p.m.
In an effort to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the roads after the game, state troopers will be conducting a RAVE, or Roving Aggressive Violation Enforcement. Turnpike work near Lawrence puts drivers in the slow lane
August 2, 2010 in print edition on 1A
The traffic that crawled through Lawrence on Interstate 70 this weekend left Steve Roberts almost out of gas and patience.

All stories

Jefferson County car chase ends in Douglas County near Midland Junction
10:43 p.m., August 2, 2010 Updated 01:05 a.m. in print edition on A4
A car chase out of Jefferson County ended with a man in the ditch north of Lawrence Monday night.
Students from Lawrence’s sister city visit Eudora farm
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A1
Students from one of Lawrence’s sister cities got the rare chance to experience Kansas farm life Monday during a visit to Community Living Opportunities Midnight Farm in Eudora.
Police say investigation into weekend shooting continues
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A3
Lawrence police were still trying to identify who pulled the trigger in a Sunday morning shooting that injured eight people at a south Lawrence apartment complex, a police spokesman said Monday afternoon.
Tuesday’s primary election will narrow crowded field of candidates
12:44 p.m., August 2, 2010 Updated 02:40 p.m. in print edition on A1
Kansas voters Tuesday will take the first step toward building a new political structure in the state.
Lawrence detective promoted to patrol sergeant
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A5
When Bronson Star was a Haskell Indian Nations University student in the mid-1990s, he learned from Lawrence police chief Ron Olin, one of his instructors. That connection helped jump-start Star’s career with the Lawrence Police Department, when he began in 1999.
Wheat State Pizza reopens under new ownership after property seized
12:23 p.m., August 2, 2010 Updated 09:05 p.m. in print edition on A3
Assets of the Wheat State Pizza shops in three Kansas cities have been seized by the Kansas Department of Revenue for failure to pay taxes.
Electronics missing after burglary at KU’s Murphy Hall
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A4
About $9,000 worth of computers and other equipment were taken Friday night during a break-in at a room at Kansas University’s Murphy Hall.
Washburn University reports fall semester housing is full
August 2, 2010
Washburn University says its on-campus housing is full for the upcoming fall semester.
Midwest economic confidence level drops in survey
08:54 a.m., August 2, 2010 Updated 12:39 p.m.
Fewer of the supply managers surveyed in July for the Mid-America Business Conditions Index were confident about the regional recovery, despite positive economic signs in nine Midwest and Plains states.
Jest for Grins: Luck plays a part in recovery from illness
August 2, 2010 in print edition on D4
I don’t know if husband Ray originated that phrase, but he is the first person I heard say it.
Firebird friend: Therapy dog vital part of school community
August 2, 2010
As hundreds of households across Lawrence bustle about in their back-to-school preparations — shopping for clothes and supplies, squeezing in doctor appointments and readjusting sleep schedules — some approach the first day of school with trepidation or even dread.
Steeds real and imaginary put through paces at fair
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A3
The 2010 Douglas County Fair Open Horse Show kicked off Sunday morning at the fairgrounds.
Fan friendly: Kansas City players thrilled to have faithful on hand for camp
August 2, 2010 in print edition on B1
Even for the NFL, a league that’s famous for change, the Kansas City Chiefs seem saturated with newness.
25 years ago: Independence Days festival deemed success
August 2, 2010
Organizers from Lawrence’s Independence Days presented final figures from the recent festival. It was judged a financial success, having made a profit of about $6,000 which would be used as “seed money” for the next year. About 1,500 community volunteers helped to increase these figures by buying tickets even though they were working at the festival. Also, about 40 local businesses each purchased between 50 and 250 tickets for their employees. About 20,000 people attended the two-day festival.
40 years ago: 3 candidates compete in 1st district GOP county commission race
August 2, 2010
A three-way race had developed in the Republican primary for the first district county commissioner’s seat. Opponents were Ernest Pulliam, Carl Amerine, and Jack Tatum. The race was judged to be fairly even so far, and all three men had been conducting vigorous campaigns.
100 years ago: Directors settle upon name ‘Woodland Park’
August 2, 2010
From the Lawrence Daily World for August 2, 1910: “It is Woodland Park. For some time the cool and shady resort that has been built this summer and which Lawrence people have already learned to appreciate, has either been nameless or borne only a temporary name [Victor Park]. But this morning the park directors decided on Woodland as the most appropriate and as the one receiving the approval of the citizens of the town.”
Biffle wins for injured owner Roush
August 2, 2010 in print edition on B2
Greg Biffle won it for Jack Roush.
Lawrence youth second, third in hurdles at Junior Olympics
August 2, 2010 in print edition on B3
Lawrence’s Alexa Harmon-Thomas placed second in the 100 hurdles and third in the 200 hurdles Sunday at the USATF Junior Olympics Track and Field championships.
Plane crashes in national park
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A2
A large cargo-type plane crashed in Alaska on Sunday and burst into a deadly fireball that sparked a forest fire at Denali National Park, officials said.
Dutch forces end combat role
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A2
The Netherlands became the first NATO country to end its combat mission in Afghanistan, drawing the curtain Sunday on a four-year operation that was deeply unpopular at home and even brought down a Dutch government.
Migrant workers’ kids to be deported
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A2
Israel moved Sunday to deport the offspring of hundreds of migrant workers, mostly small children who were born in Israel, speak Hebrew and have never seen their parents’ native countries.
Fox gets new perch at White House
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A2
Fox News Channel has been granted a much-coveted front-row seat in the White House briefing room.
Inmate linked to strangling death
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A2
A Virginia inmate who warned prosecutors he would kill again if not given the death penalty for strangling his cellmate was involved in the death of another inmate, authorities said.
High Iraq deaths cast doubt on U.S. talk of stability
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A2
While concern is rising in the U.S. about the war in Afghanistan, the Americans are anxious to show evidence of progress in their other conflict — Iraq.
Ex-baseball star still working at 104
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A2
Emilio Navarro swivels his hips several times, then bends down to touch his toes.
Crews to start final plug on Gulf well
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A2
The only thing keeping millions more gallons of oil out of the Gulf of Mexico right now is a rush job: an experimental cap that has held for more than two weeks but was never meant to be permanent. As soon as this week, crews will be pumping in some insurance.
New ABC head won’t change fall schedule
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A9
The ABC fall schedule is “locked and loaded” and won’t be changed despite a management shake-up, the network’s new chief said Sunday.
Madonna in Paris to direct her new movie
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A9
The Material Girl is illuminating the City of Light, where she’s shooting her latest film, “W.E.”
Christiane Amanpour takes on ‘This Week’
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A9
Saying she’s “eager to open a window on the world,” ABC’s Christiane Amanpour has joined the company of Sunday political talk hosts.
Alicia Keys marries producer Swizz Beatz
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A9
Call her Mrs. Beatz. Alicia Keys has married producer Swizz Beatz, with whom she is expecting her first child.
‘Inception’ outclasses ‘Schmucks’
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A9
“Inception” is still kicking at the box office.
Shatner and subway shooter an odd couple
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A9
Amnesia doesn’t strike so often in primetime dramas and melodramas anymore. But the act of forgetting remains a big part of TV news
Horoscope for August 2, 2010
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A9
This year, you encounter obstacles when you least expect them. You are learning about a boss, respected authority figure or someone who means a lot to you. The demands of a situation could create a lot of stress. If you are single, you will meet people with ease, though you don’t need to jump into a committed relationship too quickly. If you are attached, the two of you will become much closer if you take a workshop or plan a getaway together. Taurus is more stubborn than you. Trust that.
Program would risk $30B to save struggling community banks
August 2, 2010 in print edition on B10
People are fed up with bank bailouts that risk taxpayer billions. The government’s apparent solution: call them something else.
Doctors are pursuing innovative treatments with adult stem cells
August 2, 2010 in print edition on B10
A few months ago, Dr. Thomas Einhorn was treating a patient with a broken ankle that wouldn’t heal, even with multiple surgeries. So he sought help from the man’s own body.
Marriages
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A4
Marriage licenses issued
Divorces granted
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A4
Divorces granted for the week of August 2, 2010.
Lawrence man arrested for aggravated battery
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 23-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Sunday evening on an aggravated battery charge in the 2200 block of Harper Street.
Rabid dogs roam vacation hotspot, killing at least 78
August 2, 2010 in print edition on B10
Putu Valentino Rosiadi should have started third grade this month. But instead of buying a new school uniform and notebooks, his father mournfully cradles a black-and-white photo.
Floods ravaging Pakistan valley that endured Taliban
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A10
This village in Pakistan’s troubled Swat Valley suffered through years of Taliban rule and months of battles between Islamist militants and the army. But for a man who has seen it all, that’s nothing compared to the last three days of flooding.
UAE, Saudis crack down on BlackBerries
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A1
The United Arab Emirates outlined plans Sunday to block BlackBerry e-mail, messaging and Web browsing services in a crackdown that could jeopardize efforts to establish the country as an international business hub.
Turnpike work near Lawrence puts drivers in the slow lane
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A1
The traffic that crawled through Lawrence on Interstate 70 this weekend left Steve Roberts almost out of gas and patience.
‘New path’ sought for student assessments
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A1
The Kansas State Board of Education is all for letting one of its school districts opt out of the No Child Left Behind testing standards, in favor of ones based on national ACT exams they consider better for preparing students for college and careers.
Environmentalists want longer comment period on coal-fired plant
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A3
Environmentalists want more time for the public to comment on a proposed 895-megawatt coal-fired electric power plant proposed for southwest Kansas.
Tailgate taters: Bigg’s Barbecue potato salad a favorite side dish with customers
August 2, 2010
Joannie Grosdidier could eat three servings of Bigg’s Barbecue Warm Twice-Baked Potato Salad, if only she’d allow herself.
Kitchen cool: No-cook dishes take sweat out of mealtime
August 2, 2010
What to do when it’s so hot outside, you feel like you’ll melt just staring at your oven? Don’t cook. Don’t go out. Just keep it cold.
Traveling with the stars: New services offer astrology, fortune-telling for trip plans
August 2, 2010
Imagine you’re signed up to use 10 vacation days at Christmas, and you’re trying to decide what to do with it.
A/C-free summer an unthinkable gift
August 2, 2010
Mentioning you voluntarily live without air-conditioning is like turning off the music at a party.
Bike, pedestrian counters needed
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A10
The city of Lawrence is seeking volunteers for its second annual Bicycle and Pedestrian Count.
Photos sought for River to Well fundraiser
August 2, 2010
Photographers are encouraged to enter the second-annual River to Well photography competition, which will be Oct. 2 at Signs of Life, 722 Mass.
Rookie sparks Royals
Reliever Texeira key in K.C.’s 5-4 win
August 2, 2010 in print edition on B3
Even though Bruce Chen got the victory and Joakim Soria picked up another save, it was rookie reliever Kanekoa Texeira who rescued the Kansas City Royals.
Langer tops crowd-favorite Couples at U.S. Senior Open
August 2, 2010 in print edition on B2
Bernhard Langer was more than willing to be the villain if it meant winning the U.S. Senior Open.
Appleby hits golf’s magic number: 59
August 2, 2010 in print edition on B1
Stuart Appleby felt opportunity, not nerves, as he started running out of real estate in the chase for golf’s magic number 59.
KU’s Gill rallies, readies for year
First-year football coach ‘connects’ at Topeka gathering
August 2, 2010 in print edition on B1
New Kansas University football coach Turner Gill met with Jayhawk fans Sunday in advance of today’s unofficial start of the 2010 season.
ESPN reaches for credibility, but it’s too late
August 2, 2010 in print edition on B2
Because the blurry lines between sports and entertainment and journalism keep shifting, and because how we chronicle our athletes has evolved at the same bigger-stronger-faster rate as athletes themselves, and because the Internet and Twitter and cell phone cameras have forever changed the speed of the news game, you actually had the following happen last week:
Jazz bringer: Nora Hulse embraces lifelong vocation
August 2, 2010
“Music has been my vocation and avocation since my childhood in Clay Center, Kansas, a very musical town of about 5,000,” says Nora Hulse, retired music professor, performer, writer, researcher and advocate of female ragtime composers.
Saving money for education
August 2, 2010
In previous articles, we have discussed what money is and how it can be inflated. Price increases that result from the inflation of our money supply affect many sectors of the economy, making products and services more expensive each year. This is very apparent in one specific sector: college tuition.
Mary J. Blige squeezes My Life in a bottle
August 2, 2010
How do you sell a perfume without letting consumers smell it? Mary J. Blige may be just the woman to find out.
Understand shame versus guilt
August 2, 2010
Shame is one of the most prevalent underpinnings to our emotional struggles. In trying to understand shame, it is helpful to first understand the difference between guilt and shame.
Summer styles transition well into fall
August 2, 2010
I want it to be fall, or at least less sweaty, sticky and hot all the time. So today I looked up the average temperatures for the first few weeks of August, and I just don’t think I’m going to get my way. Ninety degrees can’t possibly be less sweaty.
Homemade toys beat summer boredom
August 2, 2010
Sometimes, the cure for the summertime blues is found in a tube sock. Or a pile of cardboard. Maybe even in the ubiquitous empty toilet-paper tube.
What happens in Vegas …
August 2, 2010
“You have to do something pretty spectacular to stand out in Vegas,” a woman said to me at the MGM Grand pool in Las Vegas last weekend.
After installing exhaust fan, allow air to be vented
August 2, 2010
Venting an exhaust fan is easy if you have an accessible attic and an asphalt-shingled roof.
Return to GOP?
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A7
In the July 28 Journal-World, it was reported that, according to an audit by the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction, almost $9 billion cannot be accounted for from the Iraq War during the Bush and conservative era.
Nuclear madness
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A7
Aug. 6 will mark the 45th anniversary of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima, Japan. This and the subsequent bombing of Nagasaki were followed by decades of nuclear standoff between the USSR and the United States while we expanded our nuclear stockpiles exponentially. Fear was used by leaders of both sides for political purposes.
Arlington outrage
Anger is the only logical response to the abuses being discovered at Arlington National Cemetery.
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A7
It was refreshing to see the honest emotion and exasperation of Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri last week as she questioned two former Arlington National Cemetery officials about mismanagement of some of the nation’s most hallowed ground.
Venezuela-Colombia ‘crisis’ will pass
August 2, 2010 in print edition on A7
Journalists are not supposed to shoot down a good story, but I have to confess that I’m not terribly excited about the news of Venezuela’s break of diplomatic relations with Colombia, nor about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s threat to stop oil exports to the United States.