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Births
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2010 KU football media days The day in photos, August 10, 2010 Just Food distributes food to Douglas County residents
Polls
Do you always wear your seatbelt?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
87%
No.
 
9%
Only on the highway.
 
3%
Total 1100
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Steve Wilson and Jamie Routledge are co-managers of City Wine Market, 4821 W. Sixth St., which carries a selective inventory of value-priced wines. Grape expectations: New retail market simplifies wine-shopping experience
August 8, 2010 in print edition on 1D
Shopping for wine should be as stress-free as sipping a glass of your favorite vintage on a lazy summer’s evening.
6:00 a.m.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Sam Brownback (right) on Monday unveils his "Road Map for Kansas" during news conference at his campaign headquarters in Topeka. Also attending was Brownback's lieutenant governor running mate Jeff Colyer, a state senator from Overland Park. Campaign Notebook: Brownback wants to freeze state spending; unveils goals
8:35 a.m., August 9, 2010 Updated 1:21 p.m. in print edition on 3A
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.
10:00 a.m.
Rob Farha, owner of The Wheel, is getting ready for another school year of KU students coming to his bar and another influx of fake IDs. Fake ID 101 is a campaign to help curb the use of fake IDs and Lawrence bars. Agency, Lawrence bars prepare to fight fake IDs
August 10, 2010 in print edition on 1A
White posters are going up all over Lawrence businesses this week that warn minors about the consequences of using fake IDs to try to get into bars.
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence school board members from left, Scott Morgan, Vanessa Sanburn, Marlene Merrill, Mary Loveland, Bob Byers, Mark Bradford and Rich Minder. Lawrence public schools have little room for improvement
August 10, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Overall, better than eight of every 10 students in Lawrence public schools achieved proficiency or higher on state assessment tests in math. Nearly nine in 10 hit that level in reading.Overall, better than eight of every 10 students in Lawrence public schools achieved proficiency or higher on state assessment tests in math. Nearly nine in 10 hit that level in reading.
2:00 p.m.
Just Food pantry handed out the latest shipment of food Monday at the distribution center, 1200 E. 11th St. Volunteer helpers Ryan Schroeder, left, and Driskell Johnson were unloading potatoes and watermelons to deliver to cars driving up for groceries. Thousands endure heat for free food
August 10, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Imagine waiting in 100-degree heat for several hours just to get something to eat.

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Centennial neighborhood residents lining up against plans for tennis courts
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A3
First came the football stadium at nearby Lawrence High School, then the baseball field outside their windows.
KU student competing to appear on ‘Mad Men’
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A3
Even though Garrett Lawson says he’s only seen five episodes of the television series “Mad Men,” he’s on track to have a real shot at appearing in an episode of the show.
Excessive heat warning extended through Friday evening
04:36 p.m., August 10, 2010 Updated 07:25 p.m.
Dangerous temperatures are expected to continue across northeast Kansas, as the National Weather Service has extended the excessive heat warning for the area through Friday evening.
Kansas cashes in on new seat belt law
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A3
The state of Kansas cashed in on the recent passage of the primary seat belt law.
Ex-rival Ensley endorses Kobach in Kansas secretary of state race
August 10, 2010
Republican Kris Kobach has picked up the endorsement of a former GOP rival in the Kansas secretary of state’s race.
Jayhawks announce foes for 2012 non-conference season
Second year without Colorado and Nebraska features just three non-con games
03:01 p.m., August 10, 2010 Updated 03:27 p.m.
Tuesday afternoon, the Kansas University football program announced its three non-conference games for the 2012 season, which will be the second year for the Big 12 without Colorado and Nebraska in the mix.
Kansas Speedway adds second Cup race
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B2
Kansas Speedway officials have made good on their promise to bring another Sprint Cup race to Kansas in exchange for the right to build a racetrack casino.
Accident on K-10 causes temporary traffic snag
August 10, 2010
An accident caused minor traffic delays on K-10 east of Lawrence Turesday afternoon.
Transportation secretary wants to increase Kansas seat belt fine
August 10, 2010
Kansas Transportation Secretary Deb Miller wants the fine for violating the state’s new seat belt law to be increased.
Ousdahl Road reopens after water main break
12:58 p.m., August 10, 2010 Updated 01:31 p.m.
Ousdahl Road from W. 22nd Terrace to 23rd Street has reopened after being briefly closed Tuesday afternoon.
Kids dig in and learn a little Kansas history during mud fort event
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A1
At 7 years old, Brady Traffas could finally join his older brother Kade this year in building mud forts by the Kansas River.
Kansas Supreme Court selection process may be an issue in governor’s race
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B10
The process Kansas uses to select its state Supreme Court justices may soon become an issue in this year’s race for Kansas governor.
Statehouse Live: Parkinson says he signed concealed carry expansion to avoid veto showdowns over other issues
11:16 a.m., August 10, 2010 Updated 11:25 a.m. in print edition on A1
During the last legislative session, lawmakers removed several of the reasons the Kansas Attorney General’s office could deny a concealed carry permit to an applicant.
WHO: Swine flu pandemic is over
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A2
The World Health Organization declared the swine flu pandemic officially over Tuesday, months after many national authorities started canceling vaccine orders and shutting down hot lines as the disease ebbed from the headlines.
Crews demolish Lawrence’s first McDonald’s
August 10, 2010
Construction crews demolished the city’s first McDonald’s on Tuesday morning.
Corliss selects Tarik Khatib as interim Lawrence police chief
09:20 a.m., August 10, 2010 Updated 09:55 a.m. in print edition on A1
Capt. Tarik Khatib has worked in virtually every division of the Lawrence Police Department, from patrol officer to investigator to supervisor.
Kansas primary results to be certified August 30
August 10, 2010
Three top Kansas officials plan to meet Aug. 30 to certify the results of last week’s primary elections.
Olathe, Hutchinson school districts receive federal grants aimed at history
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A4
A pair of Kansas school districts are getting some federal help to improve the teaching of history.
Friends, family remember late Chief Justice Davis at funeral service
August 10, 2010
Friends and family gathered with state dignitaries to honor the life of the late Chief Justice Robert Davis.
Improper disposal of charcoal cited as cause of overnight shed fire on Tennessee Street
12:45 a.m., August 10, 2010 Updated 02:05 p.m. in print edition on A3
The improper disposal of charcoal briquettes caused a fire that burned down a storage shed minutes before midnight Tuesday at a home in the 1300 block of Tennessee Street, a Lawrence Douglas County Fire and Medical spokeswoman said.
Lawrence has third straight day of triple-digit temps, warning in effect until Wednesday evening
12:00 a.m., August 10, 2010 Updated 03:05 p.m.
Lawrence has seen triple digit heat for the third straight day. The temperature officially hit 101 degrees with a heat index of 111 just before 3 p.m. Tuesday, according to the NWS. By 9 a.m., the heat index had already reached 92 degrees.
Lawrence school budget approved with little hoopla
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A4
Thirty minutes came, and 30 minutes went, and not a single person said anything about the Lawrence school district’s plans for spending up to $168 million this coming academic year.
100 years ago: Plans arrive for new concrete bridge across Kaw River
August 10, 2010
If the county commissioners approve the plans submitted them this afternoon, and the people vote $200,000 bonds this fall, Lawrence will have a magnificent new concrete bridge across the Kaw next year. The plans show a solid substantial looking structure, the severe simplicity of whose lines gives it a classic beauty. It is composed entirely of reinforced concrete and is practically indestructible.
Seeking early clues on Alzheimer’s
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A2
Doctors can’t tell if Leif Utoft Bollesen’s mild memory loss will remain an annoyance or worsen, but experimental checks of the Minnesota man’s aging brain may offer clues.
Mia Farrow testifies in Taylor war-crimes trial
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B6
Naomi Campbell flirted with Liberia’s former president across the dinner table at Nelson Mandela’s presidential mansion in 1997 and boasted the following morning that Charles Taylor had given her a huge diamond during the night, Mia Farrow and another witness testified at Taylor’s war crimes trial Monday.
Bulging waistlines can be deadly for older adults
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A1
If your pants are feeling a bit tight around the waistline, take note: Belly bulge can be deadly for older adults, even those who aren’t overweight or obese by other measures.
Tough line
Local and federal regulators shouldn’t hesitate to block the reopening of a local fertilizer plant where two men died in April until all safety requirements are met.
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A7
The citations from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration came too late to help two employees killed last April at MagnaGro International, but they should prevent the local fertilizer manufacturer from returning to its previous unsafe operating practices or perhaps from reopening at all.
25 years ago: Investigators work to discover cause of fatal KC crane accident
August 10, 2010
Investigators were converging on downtown Kansas City to determine why a crane snapped atop a 38-story tower, sending two construction workers to their death and injuring two others.
Heat blamed for chemical spill in Wichita
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B8
Authorities in Wichita blame the hot weather for a chemical spill involving a substance used to make fake fingernails.
40 years ago: Dismissal of KU’s Dean of Men touches off inquiry
August 10, 2010
The issue of Gary Jackson’s dismissal from his position of assistant to the dean of men at Kansas University was still continuing to “simmer on a back burner of the stove of controversy.” His dismissal had touched off an inquiry by the KU chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).
Draft analyst lauds Morris twins
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B1
Draftexpress.com’s Jonathan Givony scouted the five Kansas University basketball players — Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris, Thomas Robinson, Josh Selby and Tyshawn Taylor — who worked at camp counselors at the just-completed Adidas Nations Experience in Chicago.
Texas offensive lineman aggravates injury
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B2
Texas right guard Tray Allen will likely miss the rest of training camp after aggravating a left foot injury he suffered this past spring.
Oral arguments set in Leach suit
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B2
The Texas appeals court handling former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach’s lawsuit against the university over his 2009 firing has set Oct. 7 for oral arguments.
Cycling probe can’t avoid Armstrong
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B2
Lance Armstrong stands out in a federal investigation of cycling like a guy wearing a yellow jersey.
Baker football tapped No. 24
Wildcats picked fifth in HAAC poll
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B3
The Baker University football team was ranked No. 24 in the NAIA Football Preseason Coaches Poll and was picked fifth in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches Poll.
Angels hold off Royals
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B4
Bobby Abreu had three hits and drove in four runs to help the Los Angeles Angels defeat the Kansas City Royals, 6-4, on Monday night.
Engineer guilty of selling secrets
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A2
A federal jury convicted a former B-2 stealth bomber engineer Monday of selling military secrets and helping China design a stealth cruise missile.
Escapee relieved after capture
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A2
An escaped killer with a handgun and a hitchhiking sign expressed relief at his capture on Monday after 10 days on the run, while authorities searched to the north of Yellowstone National Park for a second fugitive and his female accomplice, a self-styled “Bonnie and Clyde.”
Plaintiffs drop priest abuse case
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A2
Three men who sought to hold the Vatican liable in an American court for sexual abuses by Roman Catholic priests in a Kentucky diocese are abandoning the case.
Pet food could be making kids sick
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A2
Fido’s food may be making kids sick, a government report warns, detailing the first known salmonella outbreak in humans, mostly young children, linked to pet food.
Flight attendant jailed after ruckus
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A2
A JetBlue flight attendant got into an argument with a passenger on a jetliner arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday, cursed the passenger, grabbed a beer from the galley and then deployed an emergency exit slide and fled the plane, authorities said.
Oiled crabs stoking fears about food
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A2
To assess how heavy a blow the BP oil spill has dealt the Gulf of Mexico, researchers are closely watching a staple of the seafood industry and primary indicator of the ecosystem’s health: the blue crab.
39,000 oil spill claims in limbo
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A2
Sheryl Lindsay’s wedding planner business is on the brink, crumbling with each cancellation over concerns about oil.
Death toll climbs in Asia flooding
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A2
Rescuers in three countries across Asia struggled today to reach survivors from massive flooding that has afflicted millions of people, as the death toll climbed in a remote Chinese town where hundreds died and more than 1,100 were missing from landslides.
Business clothing given away today
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A5
The Jayhawk Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management has gathered hundreds of items of used men and women’s career clothing that will be free to the public today.
Funeral-protesting church member sues prosecutors
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A5
A member of a Kansas church that protests at soldiers’ funerals because it believes God is punishing the U.S. for tolerating homosexuality filed a lawsuit on Monday in federal court accusing Sarpy County prosecutors of violating her rights.
Pee-wee travels to Sturgis bike rally
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B6
Actor Paul Reubens is reintroducing Pee-wee Herman — his alter ego and 1980s cult character — to fans at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, which is expected to draw more than 500,000 people this week.
Aniston recreates Streisand portraits
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B6
There are Barbra Streisand fans, and then there’s Jennifer Aniston.
Rod Stewart to become father again at age 65
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B6
Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster have announced they are expecting their second child — and the 65-year-old rocker’s seventh.
Levi Johnston to run for city office in Alaska
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B6
Levi Johnston may be following in Sarah Palin’s footsteps.
Oxygen is going to hair-raising extremes
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B6
At its worst, reality television celebrates the trashy and superficial, and does so in as imitative and unoriginal manner possible.
Horoscope for August 10, 2010
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B6
This year, you express unusual creativity and direction. Many people want to be close to you. What they don’t realize is how easily you feel suffocated. If you are single, curb a tendency to be too me-oriented. Be more aware of where a partner is coming from. If you are attached, let your sweetie assume a greater role in your interactions. Virgo can and will fuss!
Pop-Tart store opens in Times Square
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B7
One of Kellogg Co.’s most popular brands is popping up in Times Square.
Honda Motor Co. recalls Accord and Civic passenger cars
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B7
Honda Motor Co. is recalling the popular Accord and Civic passenger cars.
North Korea fires artillery near border
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B7
North Korea fired about 110 rounds of artillery Monday near its disputed sea border with South Korea, the South’s military said, amid high tension over the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship blamed on North Korea.
Gray wolf back on protected list
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B7
The gray wolf will be protected again in Montana and Idaho, much to the ire of ranchers and hunters who say the animals kill too much livestock and game.
First lady’s trip draws criticism
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B7
It sounded simple enough: a mother-daughter getaway during the dogs days of August.
Verizon, Google outline vision on Internet traffic
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A4
The CEOs of Google and Verizon outlined a proposal Monday that they hope will serve as a template for so-called network neutrality: It would forbid Verizon from prioritizing traffic on the Internet, but would allow firms with specialized products, such as 3-D video or health care monitoring systems, to purchase faster speeds for their offerings.
Radical Indonesian cleric arrested in alleged terror plot
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B7
A radical Islamic cleric was back in jail Monday after police said they had evidence he not only inspired al-Qaida linked militants with his fiery sermons but helped set up a new terror cell that was plotting attacks on hotels and embassies in Indonesia’s capital.
KU student reports property stolen from storage shed
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 19-year-old Kansas University student from Claflin reported to Lawrence police Wednesday that $2,050 worth of property, including a futon bunk bed, were stolen from a storage shed in the 800 block of Lynn Street sometime between May 14 and last week.
Man reports power tools stolen
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A4
Power tools stolen in the 1000 block of North Third Street.
TV and other property reported stolen
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 23-year-old Washburn University student on Saturday reported $2,293 in property stolen.
Volvo reported stolen
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A4
A Sub Sonic Scooters employee reported to police on Friday that between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. someone stole his Volvo S 80 four-door car, valued at $5,900, from the business at 625 N. Second St.
Lawrence man reports motorcycle stolen
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 31-year-old Lawrence man reported his 2002 Yamaha V-Star Classic motorcycle, valued at $5,200, stolen Thursday afternoon from the 900 block of Ward Avenue.
KU student reports movies and games stolen
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 23-year-old Kansas University student reported Aug. 1 the burglary and theft of multiple movies and games from the 1100 block of Tennessee Street.
Section of 31st Street reduced to one lane
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A4
Starting this week, traffic along 31st Street will be reduced to one lane in both directions starting at Louisiana and heading a half-mile west.
3 suspects arrested in home burglary
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A4
Douglas County Sheriff’s officers foiled a home burglary about 5 miles west of Lawrence on Friday night as they responded to a security system alarm.
Thousands endure heat for free food
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A1
Imagine waiting in 100-degree heat for several hours just to get something to eat.
Agency, Lawrence bars prepare to fight fake IDs
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A1
White posters are going up all over Lawrence businesses this week that warn minors about the consequences of using fake IDs to try to get into bars.
Lawrence public schools have little room for improvement
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A1
Overall, better than eight of every 10 students in Lawrence public schools achieved proficiency or higher on state assessment tests in math. Nearly nine in 10 hit that level in reading.Overall, better than eight of every 10 students in Lawrence public schools achieved proficiency or higher on state assessment tests in math. Nearly nine in 10 hit that level in reading.
Eisenhower Library hosts vintage baseball
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B8
Baseball as it used to be played will be on display Saturday at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene.
Topeka to be site for Smithsonian effort
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B8
Topeka has been selected as a site where officials from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will come to show people how to preserve historic treasures in their homes.
No relief from deadly heat
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B8
Heat indexes were back in the triple digits Monday in northeast Kansas and Missouri, where six deaths last week may have been linked to the heat.
Gold thefts prompt police to monitor sellers
August 10, 2010 in print edition on C8
Law enforcement and local governments are scrambling to shut down a shadow industry that has grown up around the booming cash-for-gold business nationwide: Thieves are snatching jewelry, then converting it into a quick payday at the shops.
New stairs at Statue of Liberty will improve tourists’ safety
August 10, 2010 in print edition on C8
A set of 354 narrow steps spirals all the way up to the Statue of Liberty’s crown, and it’s the only escape route for tourists in an emergency.
U.S., Russian military forces collaborate in hijacking exercise
August 10, 2010 in print edition on C8
In a historic first for Cold War adversaries, U.S., Canadian and Russian military officers directed fighter jets and ground controllers to test how well they could track an international terrorist hi-jacking over the Pacific Ocean.
Ward takes over as Tonganoxie mayor
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A3
Jason Ward agreed Monday to give up his position as president of the Tonganoxie City Council to become the mayor of the city.
No vacancy? State universities running out of living space
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A3
Across the state and region, university housing departments are coping with increased demand, which is putting a strain on student housing officials who are trying to find students a place to live.
Tiger hits rock-bottom as golfer
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B2
No one seems to know exactly what’s wrong, least of all Tiger Woods.
Cushing blames positive test on overtraining
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B2
The Houston Texans asked the NFL to reduce or rescind the four-game suspension given to star linebacker Brian Cushing on Monday, saying he has a unique medical condition stemming from something called overtrained athlete syndrome.
KU football notebook: Tharp lost for season
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B1
Lacking depth to begin with, the Kansas University linebacking corps became a little thinner last week, as sophomore Huldon Tharp was lost for the season because of a foot injury.
Back in action: Battle-tested Toben Opurum making up for lost time
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B1
Because he carried the ball 133 times, rushed for 554 yards and scored nine touchdowns in 2009, people may have a small misconception about Kansas University running back Toben Opurum.
KU’s Gill a fearless recruiter
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B1
Based on the woman he so missed when she was in Buffalo and he was starting his new job in Lawrence, the woman he married, it’s obvious Turner Gill never was one to shy away from asking out the prettiest girl in the class.
K.C.’s Weis opens up on injury
Chiefs O-coordinator to have surgery after season
August 10, 2010 in print edition on B3
A not-so-funny thing happened to Charlie Weis on his way to training camp. A piece of his left knee broke off.
Charity plans to stay in Afghanistan despite murders
August 10, 2010 in print edition on C8
A Christian charity said Monday it had no plans to leave Afghanistan despite the brutal murders last week of 10 members of its medical aid team, six of them Americans.
Texas Tech prepares for life after Leach
New coach Tommy Tuberville implementing fast-paced ‘NASCAR’ offense
August 10, 2010
Texas Tech’s reputation for being a pass-loving offense isn’t likely to change in 2010, even under new coach Tommy Tuberville.
Baylor Bears optimistic: QB Griffin’s health could be key
August 10, 2010
Lengthy droughts have buried the Baylor football team into irrelevance in the last decade-and-a-half of college football.
Positive return
It’s not even a drop in the bucket financially, but a state agency’s cost-cutting efforts still send a positive message.
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A7
As a practical matter, $65,000 isn’t going to make much difference to the Kansas state budget, but State Treasurer Dennis McKinney’s decision to return that amount of unused money from his office’s budget is a refreshing gesture.
Gay marriage another sign of moral decay
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A7
A nation that does not see in law a right to life for its unborn children and a court that allows more than 50 million of them to be killed claiming a nonexistent “penumbra” in the Constitution is not about to acquire a moral — much less a constitutional — backbone when it comes to same-sex “marriage.”
Strategy in Afghanistan is unraveling
August 10, 2010 in print edition on A7
When Gordon Goldstein sees Afghanistan as “déjá vu,” a mission that’s “unraveling,” it isn’t the ramblings of another armchair critic.
More colleges offering co-ed dorm rooms
August 10, 2010 in print edition on C2
Now many college residents have a new question to ponder: Male or female?
Double Take: Fall’s a time for renewal, including for ‘Double Take’
August 10, 2010 in print edition on C1
Samantha says bye.
Texas counting on new quarterback
Garrett Gilbert shoulders great expectations for Longhorns
August 10, 2010
In his first full season of playing quarterback, University of Texas sophomore Garrett Gilbert probably will be held to lofty standards.
Old-school cool: Lawrence residents wax nostalgic about favorite desk supplies
August 10, 2010 in print edition on C1
Mention the words “school supplies” to a group of grown-ups, and no matter what their age, education level or life experience, they’re likely to wax nostalgic in a visceral way.