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Moran narrowly defeats Tiahrt, will face Johnston in U.S. Senate race
11:31 p.m., August 3, 2010 Updated 11:35 p.m. in print edition on A1
Jerry Moran, Todd Tiahrt, Tom Little and Robert Londerholm are all looking to get the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. One of those four will face Lisa Johnston as the Democratic candidate.
Moore to face Yoder in U.S. House, 3rd District, election
10:16 p.m., August 3, 2010 Updated 11:51 p.m. in print edition on A6
The two favorites in the state’s 3rd district U.S. House race successfully emerged from each primary Tuesday night. View a precinct-by-precinct breakdown of the Republican and Democratic races.
28-year-old man arrested in connection with shootings at Exchange apartment complex
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A3
Lawrence police have arrested a 28-year-old Lawrence man in connection with a Sunday morning shooting at a south Lawrence apartment complex that injured eight people.
Goyle, Pompeo win U.S. House 4th District
08:55 p.m., August 3, 2010 Updated 11:59 p.m.
Kansas Republican National Committeeman Mike Pompeo has won the GOP primary in Kansas’ 4th Congressional District.
Schmidt defeats DeZago in GOP race for attorney general, will face Steve Six
08:03 p.m., August 3, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A6
Derek Schmidt has defeated Ralph DeZago for the Republican nomination for Kansas attorney general.
Hudspeth to challenge Jenkins for U.S. House, 2nd District, seat
07:40 p.m., August 3, 2010 Updated 11:54 p.m. in print edition on A6
Democrat Cheryl Hudspeth will face Republican Lynn Jenkins in the race for U.S. House, 2nd District, in November.
Kobach, Biggs nominated as Secretary of State candidates
07:36 p.m., August 3, 2010 Updated 10:59 p.m. in print edition on A1
Democrats Chris Biggs and Chris Steineger ran against each other in the Kansas secretary of state race. Republicans running are Kris Kobach, Elizabeth “Libby” Ensley and J.R. Claeys.
Precinct 10 workers enjoy election day, despite single-digit turnout
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A6
During Tuesday’s primary election, Lori Cackler, Precinct 10 supervising judge, enjoyed an issue of the magazine Birds & Blooms. Fellow poll worker Barbara Pitner flipped through an issue of The Economist. The precinct’s third worker, Kathy Callen, made some serious progress on a Stieg Larsson novel.
Praeger defeats Powell in primary race, will be insurance commissioner
06:49 p.m., August 3, 2010 Updated 11:03 p.m. in print edition on A6
Results for the Kansas insurance commissioner primary between Sandy Praeger and David J. Powell
Gregory wins primary for Kansas House, District 10
06:48 p.m., August 3, 2010 Updated 10:26 p.m.
Terri Lois defeated Scott James Barnhart in the Republican primary for the 10th district of the Kansas House.
Brownback wins Republican nomination for Kansas governor
06:45 p.m., August 3, 2010 Updated 11:06 p.m. in print edition on A1
Sam Brownback easily won the Republican nomination for governor Tuesday and started to lay out plans that included a spending freeze on the state’s general fund.
Lawrence school district welcomes new teachers
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A4
Kevin Prather reads the paperwork for the Lawrence Education Association, and listens dutifully as the superintendent — and the director of instruction and curriculum, and the chief academic officer, and the school board president, and the representative from the Kansas National Education Association — all welcome him and 39 of his colleagues to the Lawrence school district.
Kansas schools make Princeton Review’s latest college rankings
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A4
Several universities in Kansas have earned mentions in The Princeton Review’s latest college rankings.
Portion of Iowa Street south of Bob Billings Parkway to close Wednesday morning
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A3
A section of Iowa Street beginning at Bob Billings Parkway will be closed starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday so the city can evaluate if pavement work needs to be done.
Social Security office in Topeka aims to decrease wait times for Midwest
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A3
On Tuesday, the head of the Social Security Administration Commissioner Michael Astrue arrived in Topeka to mark the opening of the state’s newest hearing office. The Topeka office is expected to cut down on the amount of time people must wait for a judge to hear their disability case. Next week, the office will start hearing cases.
Kansas City, Kan., man charged following two-county police chase
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 41-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man is facing several charges in Jefferson County District Court after leading police on a car chase late Monday night.
KU moving Commencement to morning
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A3
Kansas University’s Class of 2011 will have to get up a little earlier in the morning to march through the Campanile and down Mount Oread.
Lyon County Fair races canceled after Shawnee teen’s death
August 3, 2010
A deadly accident during a mud track event at the Lyon County Fair in Emporia has prompted officials to call off two other races.
Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin announces retirement
Olin served as chief for 23 years
01:32 p.m., August 3, 2010 Updated 06:59 p.m. in print edition on A1
Soon there will be a new top cop in Lawrence for the first time in more than 20 years.
Kansas secretary of state reports 87,000 cast advance ballots for primary
August 3, 2010
Voter turnout is varied across Kansas for its primary election.
Source: Favre tells Vikings he will not return
August 3, 2010
Brett Favre’s spectacular stint with the Minnesota Vikings appears to be over. Favre has informed the Vikings he will not return to Minnesota for a second season, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
KU men to open Big 12 season at Iowa State
11:22 a.m., August 3, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B1
Two ESPN Big Monday games at home, two on the road, a Senior Day contest against Texas A&M, a season-ending trip to Missouri and the possibility of ESPN GameDay setting up shop in Lawrence highlight Kansas University’s 2010-11 Big 12 Conference basketball schedule, released Tuesday.
Natural gas line break on 800 block of Mass. St. causes brief evacuation Tuesday morning
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A3
Several area businesses were briefly evacuated as construction crew severed a gas line around 9:15 a.m. this morning. The line is under repair, and businesses have reopened.
Kansas Supreme Court chief justice resigns; Parkinson to appoint successor
10:06 a.m., August 3, 2010 Updated 03:05 p.m. in print edition on A3
Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert E. Davis announced Tuesday morning that he was resigning — effective immediately — because of health reasons.
Crowded Republican fields highlight Kansas congressional races
August 3, 2010
Crowded Republican fields in three of Kansas’ four congressional districts highlighted Tuesday’s primary election, and the one GOP incumbent on the ballot faces a challenge from the right.
Voters pick between Moran, Tiahrt in contentious GOP Senate contest
August 3, 2010
Kansas Republicans were deciding Tuesday which of two veteran congressmen would be the most aggressive conservative champion in the U.S. Senate against President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats.
Immigration top issue in GOP race for Kansas Secretary of State
August 3, 2010
Kris Kobach’s political future depends on whether voters in Tuesday’s primary election in Kansas see illegal immigration as an issue for the state’s top elections official to tackle.
Lawrence hits 100 degrees for second straight day; heat warning extended until Wednesday
02:06 a.m., August 3, 2010 Updated 03:26 p.m. in print edition on A3
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued an excessive heat warning for Douglas County effective until 8 p.m. Wednesday.
GOP Huelskamp faces Democrat Jilka in U.S. House, 1st District
12:07 a.m., August 3, 2010 Updated 12:14 a.m.
Kansas state Sen. Tim Huelskamp has won the Republican nomination in the sprawling 1st Congressional District.
Kill attempt might finish job on BP oil well leak
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A2
After insisting for months that a pair of costly relief wells were the only surefire way to kill the oil leak at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, BP officials said Monday they may be able to do it just with lines running from a ship to the blown-out well a mile below.
Town dealing with monthly biker rally
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A4
New signs aimed at the throngs of motorcyclists who attend a monthly rally in this small Kansas town have helped alleviate traffic congestion and soothe the frayed nerves of some residents, said a man who has lobbied to end the events.
Timing is off
Approving sizable police salary increases before a performance audit for the department is completed may be putting the cart before the horse.
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A7
The timing of proposed raises for Lawrence police officers is a little off. Tonight, Lawrence city commissioners will consider approving salary increases for police officers and firefighters that are substantially higher than the raises received this year by other local workers in either the public or private sector. Before approving such raises, it would be nice to have a pretty good idea they are well-deserved.
100 years ago: Chicks in cartons raise price of eggs
August 3, 2010
From the Lawrence Daily World for August 3, 1910: “If in the morning when you crack open your morning egg for breakfast a little chick hops blithely out, don’t blame the hen. She probably laid it honestly and instilled into it all the sound principles of chickendom, and it has gone astray since it has got out from under her authority. One grocer turned over to a shipper two crates of eggs the other day, and when the candlers got through peeking at them, just 33 dozen out of the 60 dozen were in the ‘bad order’ class. And that’s why eggs are being bought at 13 cents a dozen while the retail price still lingers at the 17 cent mark — ‘to cover the bads,’ is the technical term.”
40 years ago: Missing band camp attendee found
August 3, 2010
The band camp attendee who had been reported missing was reported to be found and in “fairly good” condition after she fell from a car on a gravel road near Lone Star Lake.
25 years ago: Development of youth playing fields in SW Lawrence in the works
August 3, 2010
Sports enthusiasts were continuing their long-range fundraising efforts in Lawrence. Youth Sports Inc. was planning to develop playing fields on a 55-acre site a quarter-mile south of Clinton Parkway and Wakarusa Drive. City officials and Lawrence residents were also trying to raise about $500,000 of private funds to match that amount in bonds which voters had approved for a sports complex in Holcom Park.
Election step
This year’s Kansas primary offers many reasons for voters to get involved.
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A7
There may be as many people going to the polls today to vote against certain candidates as to vote for others.
Gingrich recognizes Islam threat
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A7
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich may be the most notable public figure in some time to state the obvious: radical Islam is a clear and present danger to America.
Arizona immigration ruling may backfire
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A7
Like most civil rights supporters, I celebrated last week’s news that a judge suspended the harshest portions of Arizona’s xenophobic immigration law. But the more I think about it, the more I fear it will backfire in the near future.
Two views from the front line: Nearly 66 years after famous battle, former enemies trade war stories
August 3, 2010 in print edition on C1
As the “mayor” of his Colorado Springs, Colo., retirement home, Jim Osburn makes it his job to welcome each new arrival at the Inn at Garden Plaza.
Judge match: ‘American Idol’ is searching for a different kind of talent
August 3, 2010 in print edition on C2
“American Idol“ is hiring.
Tips to keep picnics safe
August 3, 2010 in print edition on C2
Picnics and barbecues are as much a part of summer as trips to the swimming pool, baseball games and family vacations.
All Douglas County precincts reporting as of 10 p.m.
12:00 a.m., August 3, 2010 Updated 11:38 p.m.
Kansas voters will narrow the field of candidates in thirteen primaries Tuesday in anticipation of November’s general election.
Double Take: Parents should be first to teach their kids about sex
August 3, 2010 in print edition on C1
What’s the “right” age to start talking to kids about sex?
OSU player charged with assault
August 3, 2010 in print edition on B2
Oklahoma State junior defensive end Jamie Blatnick was charged Monday with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after a fight with a former OSU offensive lineman at a Stillwater bar.
Big Ten title game likely next season
August 3, 2010 in print edition on B2
Commissioner Jim Delany expects the Big Ten to hold a championship game next season, when Nebraska joins and brings the league to 12 members.
Complete KU women’s basketball schedule released
August 3, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s complete 2010-11 women’s basketball schedule, including Big 12 Conference games, was released on Monday.
Athletics shut out Royals
August 3, 2010 in print edition on B4
The last time Trevor Cahill tossed a complete game, he had just committed to Dartmouth and was still a few credits short of his high school diploma.
Sources: Calif. Rep. could face trial
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A2
California Democrat Maxine Waters faces a House trial this fall on three charges of ethical wrongdoing, setting the stage for a second election-season public airing of ethics problems for a longtime Democratic lawmaker.
Crackdown on sex offenders planned
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A2
The Department of Justice released its first-ever national strategy to combat child exploitation and abuse Monday, which calls for a crackdown on the most dangerous sex offenders in the country.
Israel agrees to probe of flotilla raid
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A2
Israel agreed Monday to participate in a U.N. investigation of its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla last spring, a surprising departure from its traditional distrust of the world body.
BlackBerry rules will affect visitors
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A2
The United Arab Emirates’ looming crackdown on BlackBerry services will extend to foreign visitors, putting the government’s concerns over the smart phones in direct conflict with the country’s ambitions to be a business and tourism haven.
6 teens drown in river; 7th rescued
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A2
Six teenagers from at least two families drowned in the Red River in northwest Louisiana after they stepped off a ledge from shallow water into a chasm about 20 feet deep on Monday, fire officials said. A 14-year-old was rescued.
Low-carb diet may be better for heart
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A2
Over the long term, a low-carb diet works just as well as a low-fat diet at taking off the pounds — and it might be better for your heart, new research suggests.
Iraq combat role ending, Obama says
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A2
Nearing a milestone in the long and divisive Iraq war, President Barack Obama on Monday hailed this month’s planned withdrawal of all U.S. combat troops — “as promised and on schedule” — as a major success despite deep doubts about the Iraqis’ ability to police and govern their country.
Lawrence man reports golf clubs stolen
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 22-year-old Lawrence man reported Sunday the theft of golf clubs from the 1800 block of Brook Street.
Lawrence man reports video games stolen
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 26-year-old Lawrence man reported July 26 the theft of video games from the 1400 block of Kentucky Street.
Send your best shots to Friends & Neighbors
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A4
Do you have photos from a family vacation or end-of-summer festivities, or are you planning to snap pictures at back-to-school gatherings?
Census: Kansas spends most on highways, higher ed
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A4
State and local governments in Kansas spend a greater share of their revenue on highways and higher education than most states, a new Census Bureau report shows.
Main Street Live heads to Eudora
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A5
A free pool party will be held in Eudora on Wednesday evening, in conjunction with a live 6News broadcast.
Aug. 31 buyout application deadline set for residents
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A5
Residents of a southeast Kansas town that was contaminated by decades of mining have until the end of the month to apply for a federal buyout.
2 new Siberian tiger cubs at zoo named
August 3, 2010 in print edition on B8
The two Siberian tiger cubs that recently were brought to a zoo in Dodge City have been given names.
Teen killed in accident at Lyon County Fair
August 3, 2010 in print edition on B8
A vehicle taking part in a mud track event at a central Kansas county fair ran off the track and hit a pickup truck in the spectator area, killing a teenager.
National effort aims to bridge swimming gap for minorities
August 3, 2010 in print edition on B7
Six-year-old Queen Epps is decked out in her pink Spongebob Squarepants bathing suit and green goggles, ready to learn how to hold her breath.
Gulf diversity threatened even before oil spill
August 3, 2010 in print edition on B7
The oceans around Australia boast the greatest diversity of sea life on the planet, but the now oil-threatened Gulf of Mexico also ranks in the top five regions for variety of species.
Afghan war entering decisive phase
August 3, 2010 in print edition on B7
With U.S. troop strength approaching 100,000, the Afghan war is entering its decisive phase. Without measurable progress in the coming months, political support for the conflict may collapse.
Identity thieves stealing kids’ Social Security numbers
August 3, 2010 in print edition on B7
The latest form of identity theft doesn’t depend on stealing your Social Security number. Now thieves are targeting your kid’s number long before the little one even has a bank account.
Manufacturing marks year of growth
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A6
It’s a rare bright spot in an otherwise troubled economy: The nation’s manufacturing sector has now grown for a solid year, and more of its companies say they’re ready to hire.
Jurors eliminated in Anna Nicole case
August 3, 2010 in print edition on B6
The first day of jury selection in the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy case has ended with most of the possible panelists eliminated.
Conductor, producer Miller dies at age 99
August 3, 2010 in print edition on B6
Mitch Miller, the goateed orchestra leader who asked Americans to “Sing Along With Mitch” on television and records and produced hits for Tony Bennett, Patti Page and other performers, has died at age 99.
‘Glee’ co-creator says McCartney a big fan
August 3, 2010 in print edition on B6
“Glee” co-creator Ryan Murphy thought he was being “punked” when a fan note arrived from Paul McCartney.
Lohan released from jail, goes to rehab
August 3, 2010 in print edition on B6
Lindsay Lohan has been released from jail, but she’s not exactly a free woman.
Business picks up around reservoir
August 3, 2010 in print edition on B8
Sitting in his office where glass windows overlook grocery aisles, Mark Wellbrock says he has already seen a small impact from the out-of-county visitors heading to Hodgeman County’s new lake.
Sheen pleads guilty in Aspen wife assault
August 3, 2010 in print edition on B6
Charlie Sheen pleaded guilty Monday to assaulting his wife during a Christmas Day argument in exchange for a plea deal with no jail time and more serious charges dropped.
‘18 to Life’ offers oasis amid summer repeats
August 3, 2010 in print edition on B6
With so many Canadian imports arriving on American network television, I’ve devised a simple test to determine whether a show hails from north of the border.
Horoscope for August 3, 2010
August 3, 2010 in print edition on B6
This year, you grow in new ways and make distinct changes. Not everyone is at ease with your style, as you seem slightly more assertive than in the past. If you are single, many people come to you. Be sure you are not making this person the right person in your mind. If you are attached, the bond would benefit from animated conversations in which you accept each other’s point of view. You don’t need to agree. Taurus can push your buttons.
Pump patrol
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.52 at several stations.
Part of Jayhawk Boulevard closed
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A3
A portion of Jayhawk Boulevard will be closed to traffic until Sunday.
Liberty Hall to show coal-plant movie
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A3
A film entitled “Dirty Business: ‘Clean Coal’ and the Battle for Our Energy Future” will be shown next week at Liberty Hall, 644 Mass.
7-story building going up in downtown
August 3, 2010 in print edition on A1
The center of downtown Lawrence is about to get taller.
It’s too early to give Evans keys to Kings
August 3, 2010 in print edition on B2
You have to watch the entire video to appreciate the speed, the danger, the prolonged recklessness of the Tyreke Evans speeding incident on May 31. If this were a video game, someone would be dead by now.
Ex-husband: Sypher wanted revenge on Pitino
August 3, 2010 in print edition on B2
An ex-husband of a woman accused of demanding millions from Rick Pitino to keep quiet about their one-night stand has told jurors that his former wife turned down a plea deal because she wanted revenge.
Osborne: Nebraska’s move to Big Ten about stability
August 3, 2010 in print edition on B1
Athletic director Tom Osborne insisted Nebraska wasn’t seeking riches or ducking competition when it decided to bolt the Big 12 for the Big Ten.
Where is he now? Former KU player Kenny Gregory well-traveled in overseas circuit
August 3, 2010 in print edition on B1
One of the top players in Columbus, Ohio, high school basketball history, sky-walking Kenny Gregory flies under the radar these days.
Hoops recruit Sampson has KU, others on list
August 3, 2010 in print edition on B3
Jakarr Sampson, a 6-7, 190-pound senior forward from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio, lists Kansas, St. John’s and Baylor as his leaders in recruiting, and report.
2010 Kansas football roster filled with changes to numbers, heights, personnel
August 3, 2010 in print edition on B1
Every year, at campuses around the country, college football rosters receive makeovers because of the departure of a bunch of seniors and the arrival of incoming freshmen and transfers.