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Lawrence woman injured in Monday evening accident
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A4
Emergency workers were called to a two-vehicle accident Monday night at the intersection of 6th and Rockledge.
Clinton State Park hosting O.K. Kids Day on Aug. 14, featuring fishing, wildlife
August 9, 2010
Clinton State Park is hosting its annual O.K. Kids Day this Saturday, Aug. 14, with several activities for kids.
Pavement repairs underway on Highway 24-40
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A4
A pavement repair project started Monday on U.S. Highway 24-40 from the junction of Kansas Highway 16 in Tonganoxie east to the Leavenworth/Wyandotte County line.
U.S. highway official to present $11.2 million to Kansas for adopting seat-belt law
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A3
Kansas will receive an $11.2 million check from the federal government for adopting a primary seat belt law.
Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth opens new term
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A4
Kosovo and Suriname have joined the roster of countries participating in courses at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth.
Phelps-Roper sues Nebraska prosecutors for violation of constitutional rights
August 9, 2010
A member of a Kansas church that protests at soldiers’ funerals has filed another lawsuit, accusing Sarpy County prosecutors of violating her constitutional rights.
Showing of documentary film on death penalty planned Aug. 19 at Lawrence Arts Center
August 9, 2010
The ACLU and the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty will host the documentary film “No Tomorrow” at 6 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
Leavenworth County fair kicks off Tuesday in Tonganoxie
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A3
The 84th annual Leavenworth County Fair kicks off with Tuesday’s 4-H judging and fair parade.
KU’s Tharp to miss this season, may take medical redshirt
01:35 p.m., August 9, 2010 Updated 01:48 p.m.
Kansas University football coach Turner Gill confirmed today that linebacker Huldon Tharp has suffered a foot injury and will red-shirt his sophomore season.
Campaign Notebook: Brownback wants to freeze state spending; unveils goals
08:35 a.m., August 9, 2010 Updated 01:21 p.m. in print edition on A3
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Holland’s campaign said Brownback’s “Road Map for Kansas” was a “Road to Ruin” and “should raise serious red flags” because of the lack of detail.
Kansas treasurer returns $65,000 of unspent 2010 budget
August 9, 2010
Kansas State Treasurer Dennis McKinney says his office didn’t need its full budget in the past fiscal year, so he’s returned more than $65,000 to the state.
Rules needed
Lawrence officials should set some minimal rules for where and how long portable toilets can be parked in residential areas.
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A7
At their Tuesday meeting, Lawrence city commissioners will take another look at the portable toilets in neighborhoods around Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium. Lucky for them, they don’t have to keep looking at those toilets all through the football season as many residents of Oread Neighborhood must do.
Democrats may lose Hispanic support
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A7
Judging from the latest polls, and from readers’ reactions to my last column on Arizona’s immigration law, President Barack Obama will have a hard time getting out the Hispanic vote he badly needs in November to keep his party’s control of Congress.
Premature exit could be disaster for Iraq
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A7
President Obama claims to have kept his campaign promise to cease American combat operations (though not U.S. troop presence) in Iraq by the end of this month. But it’s not about his keeping promises about a war and an objective he never supported. It’s about whether the mission has been a success. And the answer to that question is: We don’t know yet.
Hearing sought for slaying suspect from Lawrence
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A4
Prosecutors have asked for a competency evaluation for a Kansas woman charged with killing her former boyfriend.
First days of school multiply
Four start dates among number of district changes this term
12:00 a.m., August 9, 2010 Updated 01:57 p.m. in print edition on A1
Wednesday is the first day of school in the Lawrence school district.
Preparations begin for next tax season
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A4
AARP needs tax aide volunteers who are interested in providing free income tax preparation and electronic filing services to needy Lawrence residents for the next tax season.
100 years ago: Victim of crime chews attacker’s finger
August 9, 2010
Miss Josephine Brown Was Followed Home Last Night and Offered Indignities on Dark Street.
Tonganoxie couple were lucky to escape carbon monoxide poisoning
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A3
Jamie Carlisle sent a text to his son, Jeremy, to bring home some food one evening, hoping a hamburger would help him feel better.
Montoya ends three-year losing streak
August 9, 2010 in print edition on B2
Juan Pablo Montoya erased 113 races of futility Sunday, winning a duel with Marcos Ambrose and the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International.
Whistleblowing more prevalent in college hoops
August 9, 2010 in print edition on B2
Never mind that thinly sourced gossip in the Chicago Sun-Times.
Cowboys win sloppy opener, 16-7
August 9, 2010 in print edition on B2
Emmitt Smith and Jerry Rice could be excused if they turned their eyes away from the field. Maybe there was a rerun of “Dancing with the Stars” to catch.
St. Joseph statue’s return key step in church restoration
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A4
The fire at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Ost took only a few minutes to extinguish once the first firefighters were able to turn a hose on it on Feb. 3.
Opponents fight new mosques
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
Muslims trying to build houses of worship in the nation’s heartland, far from the heated fight in New York over plans for a mosque near ground zero, are running into opponents even more hostile and aggressive.
China smoking ban faces uphill battle
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
In China, tobacco companies sponsor schools. Almost half of all male doctors smoke. And one wedding dinner ritual involves the bride lighting cigarettes for each of her male guests.
Flooding in China plunges millions into misery
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
Rescuers searched today for an estimated 1,300 people left missing after rubble-strewn floodwaters tore through a remote corner of northwestern China, just one of a series of flood disasters across Asia that have plunged millions into misery.
Russian man dies at sauna contest
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
A Russian man trying to win the Sauna World Championships died after collapsing with severe burns in the final stage of an event that required contestants to sit in a 230-degree room as water was tossed onto a searing stove, officials and witnesses said.
Toll rises to 11 in European flooding
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
The death toll in flooding in central Europe rose to 11 as Poland’s interior minister said Sunday that two more people had died in the southwestern region of the country.
Little relief seen for gov’t layoffs
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
An injection of $26 billion in federal aid won’t be enough to save the jobs of more than a half million people who work for state and local governments or for companies that do business with them.
Actress Patricia Neal dies at 84
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
Patricia Neal, the willowy, husky-voiced actress who won an Academy Award for 1963’s “Hud” and then survived several strokes to continue acting, died on Sunday. She was 84.
Up to 7 tornadoes strike N.D., Minn.
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
As many as seven tornadoes may have touched down Saturday evening in southeast North Dakota and western Minnesota, the National Weather Service said Sunday. No injuries were reported in any of the tornadoes.
Chavez rejects U.S. diplomat
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday went through with his threat to reject the diplomat nominated by President Barack Obama to be the U.S. ambassador to Caracas.
Gulf shrimpers pray for good season
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A10
Docked boats were bedecked with fluttering red, white and blue streamers and rainbows of balloons in a bayou-country, pre-shrimp season tradition known as the “Blessing of the Boats.”
‘Other Guys’ brings in $35.6M
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A9
“The Other Guys” are the main guys at the box office, knocking off “Inception” to take the No. 1 spot.
‘Salsa’ aims to sweep you off your feet
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A9
You don’t have to love Latin dance, or dance at all, to be infatuated with “El Espiritu de la Salsa” (8 p.m., HBO), a documentary as contagious and appealing as the music it celebrates.
Outdoor gear makers are thriving
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A9
Despite an economy hammered by recession, sales have doubled every year for a tiny New Hampshire company that makes tents of all things. But these aren’t just any tents. They are for outdoor enthusiasts — not families forced out by foreclosures — and they are definitely not cheap tents.
Horoscope for August 9, 2010
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A9
This year, you have the opportunity for a new beginning. This energy actually emanates from your determination to change certain patterns. You energize many people; they often follow your lead. If you are single, you might discover how many people are interested. Pull back and do some soul searching. If you are attached, watch a tendency to become too me-oriented. Use care with a Capricorn.
40 years ago: Housing project approved for construction
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A7
The Lawrence Local Housing Authority had received word from the Department of Housing and Urban Development that plans for a city-sponsored low-rent housing project were approved for construction.
25 years ago: Commissioners meet to discuss bypass plan
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A7
Town Center Venture Corp., which was already negotiating to build a shopping mall in the 600 block of downtown Lawrence, announced that it had joined forces with Jacobs, Visconsi & Jacobs Co., hoping that the partnership would “accelerate” the project.
Woman in HP scandal ‘saddened’ by ouster
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A6
The woman at the center of the sexual harassment claim that forced the resignation of Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Mark Hurd revealed her identity Sunday and said she is “surprised and saddened” that Hurd lost his job.
NBA stars, Obama play hoops for troops
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A6
President Barack Obama pulled together an informal dream team of current and former basketball superstars Sunday. But only a few people got to see it.
Wild horse adoption program sells few animals in Hays
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A5
A federal program to encourage adoption of wild horses and burros attracted more spectators than buyers in western Kansas.
Experts offer tips for using social networking to find a job
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A3
Still frustrated by a job search that’s seemingly headed nowhere?
Lawrence to honor teens who intervened in attack
Pair interrupted brutal assault, aided in arrest of suspect
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A3
Two recent Lawrence High School graduates who came to the aid of a woman attacked on a Lawrence bike path in June have said they don’t consider themselves heroes.
Prep Turner to visit KU
AAU teammate might come, too
August 9, 2010 in print edition on B3
Josiah Turner, the No. 12-ranked player in the college basketball recruiting Class of 2011, will attend the Oct. 15 Late Night in the Phog as part of his official recruiting visit to Kansas University.
Job losses strain Social Security
Forced to retire, some workers tap benefits early
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A1
Paul Skidmore’s office is shuttered, his job gone, his 18-month job search fruitless and his unemployment benefits exhausted. So at 63, he plans to file this week for Social Security benefits, three years earlier than planned.
Seattle clips K.C.
August 9, 2010 in print edition on B3
Jason Vargas allowed one run in six solid innings to win his seventh game at home, and Casey Kotchman’s two-run single in the sixth gave Seattle the lead for good in the Mariners’ 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.
Victims gave years of service
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A6
One gave up a lucrative practice to give free dental care to children who had never seen a toothbrush. Others had devoted whole decades of their lives to helping the Afghan people through war and deprivation.
Gauging the Big 12 QB battles
August 9, 2010 in print edition on B1
With just under four weeks remaining until the start of the 2010 college football season, five Big 12 Conference teams are seeking an answer to the same question: Who will be the starting quarterback?
Death falls on hard times
Recession’s toll compounds grief seen by funeral directors
August 9, 2010 in print edition on A1
The bad economy has affected nearly every sector of the business community, and the business of death is no exception.
Color of Money: Expert discusses state of real estate market
August 9, 2010
The new cardinal rule of real estate is information, information, information.
Ride into fall equestrian-style
August 9, 2010
Equestrian-inspired styles trotted onto the runway in 2010. Read on for this fall’s fashion interpretation of classic horse-riding style.
Built-in beauty: Save space with extra shelving
August 9, 2010
Interior designer Betsy Burnham doesn’t buy many bookcases these days. She’s more likely to create built-in bookshelves for the homes she designs.
No place like home: ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’ visits Woodlands Restaurant at Brandon Woods
August 9, 2010
Join Jayni Carey for a trip to Brandon Woods Senior Living Community at Alvamar on the next “Jayni’s Kitchen,” airing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on Sunflower Broadband Channel 6.
Heritage camp: Lawrence family stages event for adopted children from India
August 9, 2010
If the Cordes family remembers one thing about July 2010, it will no doubt be what they learned about Indian culture, for it would seem that they could not get enough of it this summer.
Stay cool for school: Help kids beat the first-day jitters
August 9, 2010
Kimberlee Bourdon is bracing for the anxiety. Her 16-year old daughter, Ashlee, is moving to Lawrence from her father’s home in Texas. Ashlee will be a junior at Lawrence High School, and she doesn’t know anyone in Lawrence.
Routine matters: Consistency at home helps kids succeed as school begins again
August 9, 2010
Kristi Daigh is a typical 13-year-old girl with an all-too familiar summer routine.
Pure energy: Real estate agent chases second calling
August 9, 2010
J.R. Demby, 52, isn’t one for standing still, but now, armed with state of the art technology and his woo-woo stick, he’s on a mission to conserve energy — not his — yours.
Freshman orientation: Planning your finances
August 9, 2010
Jenna Johnson, who writes the Campus Overload blog at, offers these suggestions for college budgeting.
Tennessee school project identifies vocabulary words
August 9, 2010
It has long been known that children from high-poverty families start school at a disadvantage, in large part because they have less than one-third the vocabulary of better-off children.
Mother in the mountains: Topeka author recounts counterculture lifestyle
August 9, 2010
Topeka author Susan Zuber-Chall’s newest book, “Sex, Sinners and Hippies,” chronicles her experiences as a hippie living a pioneer lifestyle in the mountains of Colorado.
A remarkable woman
August 9, 2010
Early in July I had the good fortune to go down to the Gulf to visit a remarkable woman, Anne Rudloe.
Right amount of watering keeps grass healthy
August 9, 2010
Actively growing turf grasses need less than 1 inch of water each week to remain green and healthy.
A teen without John Hughes?
August 9, 2010
According to the school calendar, summer is ending this week, proving there is a God and He does, indeed, love me.
Deeper prayer: Suggestions encourage more contemplative connection
August 9, 2010
Dwight Hilpman prays daily. Over the years, he’s gotten better at it.