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Archive for Monday, August 16, 2010

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Births
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Photo galleries
Three moves: Legs The day in photos, August 16, 2010 KU move-in day, August 2010
Polls
Should the city of Lawrence pursue a plan to add more electric vehicles to its fleet?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
47%
Yes
 
46%
Not sure
 
5%
Total 755
Are you more likely to buy food if it is produced locally?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
72%
No
 
27%
Total 806
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Lawrence woman, 28, pleads no contest to child-rape charge
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 28-year-old Lawrence woman pleaded no contest Monday to a child rape charge and faces a sentence of 25 years to life in prison, according to Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson’s office.
Bremby: KDHE computer problems to cost more than $600,000 to solve
04:27 p.m., August 16, 2010 Updated 08:01 a.m. in print edition on A3
What was supposed to be a “never event” — the crash of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment computer system — became a real event recently, causing a lot of heartburn and costing a lot of money, officials said Monday.
Judge rules Missouri funeral protest ban unconstitutional
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A5
A federal judge Monday ruled Missouri laws restricting protests near funerals are unconstitutional.
Preschoolers take dip into academic pool
Youngsters learn how to be students
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A3
In Donna Lang’s room at Kennedy School, there are no homework assignments, no math problems and not even any desks.
Man flown to hospital after trench collapses in rural Douglas County
04:03 p.m., August 16, 2010 Updated 09:43 a.m. in print edition on A3
A 27-year-old Burlingame man was flown to an area hospital after he suffered injuries in a trench collapse Monday afternoon in rural Douglas County, Douglas County Undersheriff Steve Hornberger said.
Traffic slowed by two-vehicle accident on eastbound Turnpike between Topeka, Lawrence
03:45 p.m., August 16, 2010 Updated 10:04 p.m. in print edition on A4
Traffic between Topeka in Lawrence slowed because of a two-vehicle accident in the eastbound lanes of the Kansas Turnpike Monday afternoon.
Firefighters pinpoint cause of Saturday afternoon fire
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A4
Fire investigators say clothing left near a lamp caused a Saturday afternoon fire at a house near the Kansas University campus.
Despite heat, record Kansas corn crop likely
August 16, 2010 in print edition on B8
For some Kansas farmers, this year’s fall harvest will be either feast or famine.
Interstate 70 traffic to be reduced to one lane in Topeka area
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A3
Construction will cut a portion of Interstate 70 down to one lane from Aug. 16 to Aug. 19 in the Topeka area.
Winery offers public a chance to stomp grapes — and benefit local agency
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A3
Blue Jacket Crossing Winery and Vineyard is inviting the public to an “old-fashioned Grape Stomp,” from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 28 at the vineyard, 1969 N. 1250 Road in Eudora.
Seat belt usage increases in Kansas
August 16, 2010 in print edition on B8
A record number of Kansans are using their seat belts this year.
Commission taking Kansas Supreme Court applications
August 16, 2010 in print edition on B8
A Kansas commission is taking applications until Sept. 1 from lawyers and judges who hope to fill a vacancy on the state Supreme Court.
Kansas congressional delegation discusses energy policy at Wichita convention
08:12 a.m., August 16, 2010 Updated 04:21 p.m.
The Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association is hosting several members of the state’s congressional delegation at its annual convention in Wichita.
KDOT: 1 in 10 fatal crashes involves unlicensed driver
August 16, 2010
Kansas officials say it’s a maddening when someone who has no driver’s license is involved in a fatal crash, but they’re not sure how to fix the problem.
Man reports being victim of armed robbery
August 16, 2010
A 21-year-old man who was temporarily living at a residence in the 500 block of Eldridge Street reported being the victim of an armed robbery early Monday morning.
Cookies, community-style
August 16, 2010
Cupcakes and dessert buffets are two popular alternatives to wedding cakes right now. Two of my friends decided for their wedding that they wanted to have a cookie buffet, stocked with cookies made my friends and family.
Bullington finally gets win
Longtime minor-leaguer pitches K.C. past Yanks
August 16, 2010 in print edition on B3
Eight years after he was baseball’s overall No. 1 draft pick — eight long years — Bryan Bullington finally has a major-league win.
Craigslist killing suspect commits suicide in jail
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A10
A former medical student accused of killing a masseuse he met through Craigslist committed suicide in the Boston jail where he was awaiting trial, authorities said Sunday.
100 years ago: Man recommends medicinal qualities of whiskey as 100th birthday approaches
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A7
John Gilliland of Willow Springs township will be 100 years old September 3. Mr. Gilliland works every day. Yesterday he was swinging a scythe most of the afternoon in an orchard he set out by himself three years ago. He says that he has never dieted and has always eaten what he liked. A 2-gallon jug of whiskey ‘treated’ with herbs always has been in the house and this he accredits as being the best medicine he has ever taken.
Pakistan devastation shocking to U.N. chief
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A2
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he has never seen anything like the flood disaster in Pakistan, and urged foreign donors to speed up assistance to the 20 million people affected.
Petraeus: Afghan strategy is sound
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A2
In his first six weeks as the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus has seen insurgent attacks on coalition forces spike to record levels, violence metastasize to previously stable areas, and the country’s president undercut anti-corruption units backed by Washington.
Lockerbie bomber release questioned
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A2
The regrets of a cancer expert who assessed the only man ever convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie jetliner bombing have intensified the anger felt by victims’ relatives over Scotland’s decision to release the Libyan on compassionate grounds.
’Hawks flock back to KU: Annual migration to campus in full swing
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A1
Thousands of new students can now call KU home. Sunday morning marked the official start of move-in day at the dorms.
Preserving the past
August 16, 2010
Persistence paid off for Terry Tietjens. As a visiting college student, he was fascinated by the stately Georgian architecture of the Seelye mansion on Buckeye Street in Abilene.
Mango madness
August 16, 2010
It’s futile to try to slice a mango neatly from around the pit, but with this method, you can get some real “slices.”
Five grocery secrets
August 16, 2010
Going to the grocery store is such a commonplace task, we do it on autopilot. Walk in, fill up cart, leave. But the moment you step inside, the manipulation starts.
Both sides
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A7
In light of Arianne Cordray’s letter on Aug. 10, I would like to thank the Journal-World for publishing Cal Thomas’ piece, if for no other reason than that the gay marriage debate needs to be open to opinions from both sides. Anyone who believes that the subject of gay marriage does not hold serious moral ramifications either way is kidding themselves just as they would if they said the same of the abortion debate.
Report: Perkins spendy traveler
August 16, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins billed the athletics department more than $150,000 for 22 flights on university-owned and leased planes from July 2008 to May 2010, far more than his counterparts at Kansas State and Missouri spent during the same period.
Thornton making presence felt
August 16, 2010 in print edition on B3
Though he made the least noise of all former Jayhawks during last April’s NFL Draft, former Kansas University safety Justin Thornton, now with the Pittsburgh Steelers, came up with a loud hit during the Steelers’ 23-7 preseason victory against Detroit on Saturday.
Kaymer wins; Johnson penalty costly
August 16, 2010 in print edition on B1
Martin Kaymer’s name is etched on the side of the Wanamaker Trophy. A far more compelling image from this PGA Championship was Dustin Johnson taking one last look at his scorecard Sunday before turning over his pencil to use the eraser on his final hole.
Film fan: Video sessions key for Rubles
August 16, 2010 in print edition on B1
Calvin Rubles was trying his hardest to learn on the practice field.
Yankees high on Jayhawk
August 16, 2010 in print edition on B1
Former Kansas University baseball player Rob Thomson, working in the New York Yankees organization since 1990, has had a close look for most of that time at the career of future Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter.
Keep your pets from starting home fires
August 16, 2010
An estimated 500,000 pets are affected annually by home fires; however, nearly 1,000 house fires each year are accidentally started by the homeowners’ pets, according to a new data analysis by the National Fire Protection Association.
Chemical stump removal easy but takes time
August 16, 2010
There are several ways to remove a tree stump from your yard. Depending on the age and size of the stump, some methods work better than others.
Decades of inspiration hit stores
August 16, 2010
This fall, sharp silhouettes from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s are popping up all over.
Divorce: A chance for personal growth?
August 16, 2010
Divorce may be extremely painful, but it also forces a unique opportunity for personal growth.
Frolicking fuels the fire
August 16, 2010
It was a hot August afternoon in Kansas. The sweltering air and lack of rain had sucked the life out of most things, leaving flowers to wilt and grass to dry up as the summer heat intensified, signaling the looming start of school.
Families borrowing more to pay tuition
August 16, 2010
Faced with rising college expenses, families dug deeper into their own pockets and borrowed more money to pay tuition bills in the 2009-10 school year, according to a survey by Sallie Mae and Gallup released Tuesday.
‘Handcuff kid’ masters suspenseful challenges
August 16, 2010
Readers often pick up a good book to escape from the real world and lose themselves in wordy forests of fiction. In Laura Quimby’s debut novel, “The Carnival of Lost Souls,” 12-year-old protagonist Jack Carr really does get lost in a forest, and it’s all thanks to his knack for escaping.
English Tea Dance to benefit LAC student dancers
August 16, 2010
In an effort to help make the study of classical dance available to all students regardless of income, the Lawrence Arts Center dance department is establishing a Dance Shoe Scholarship Fund.
Tween beauty: New study suggests girls using makeup sooner - then tiring of it
August 16, 2010
Twelve-year-old Jessalyn Grant, of Eudora, thrusts her hand out, showing off her fingernails: They’re painted a vivid pink with a hint of orange, and they seem to radiate cheer.
NERDS power makes for an involving read
August 16, 2010
Living under disguise and saving the world from danger, a group of fifth-grade superspies, known as NERDS (National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society), prepares to embark on its second mission in “NERDS: M is for Mama’s Boy” by Michael Buckley.
A novel life: Writer pursues a lifetime’s worth of dreams
August 16, 2010
Dreams can come true at any age; just ask Sally Russell. She started writing romance novels in her mid-70s.
Making memories: A bridal gown sale benefits breast cancer patients
August 16, 2010
With couture dresses from designers like Vera Wang going for 75 percent off, the Brides Against Cancer wedding gown sale could start a stampede like the famous “Running of the Brides” sale at Filene’s Basement.
A label for local: Getting Kaw Valley food — no guess work needed
August 16, 2010
It’s no secret the local food movement has legs and has become more and more popular over the last few years, but what exactly is local?
Three moves: Legs
In our new series, area fitness trainers offer exercises for problem areas
August 16, 2010
Today, Whitney Samuelson, a personal trainer at Alpha Studio and Kansas University graduate with a degree in exercise science, focuses on three moves to help tone and strengthen the legs.
Special privilege
Community and Kansas University leaders should join in supporting efforts to bring the Special Olympics National Games to Lawrence.
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A7
Efforts to attract the 2014 Special Olympics National Games to Lawrence should be enthusiastically supported by city and Kansas University officials.
Great project
Cans for the Community a simple concept that has had a big impact.
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A7
Who would have thought that a volunteer effort to collect and recycle aluminum cans could result in $55,000 in donations for nonprofit agencies in Douglas County?
Vilsack focused on rural challenges
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A7
Over the years, reporters learn that there are a relative handful of the public officials with whom we deal who can be counted on to expand our understanding of events. These are the men and women who have probed deeply into the forces shaping the country — or their part of it — and often anticipate the challenges still to come.
Military cuts are bipartisan duty
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A7
As Republicans take their case to the voters in November about the Obama administration’s massive overspending and record debt, they should seriously consider what could be a rare bipartisan objective: cutting defense spending.
Kidcast: Will Shultz
August 16, 2010
The Kidcast weather segment for August 16, 2010.
Ministry feeds needs of Haskell students
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A3
An estimated 700 Haskell Indian Nations University students filled the school grounds Sunday evening for a free dinner and school supply giveaway. This was the second year for the Back2Campus outreach event at the campus.
North Korea politician gains clout in succession
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A2
A career politician named Jang Song Taek recently became the second most powerful man in North Korea, injecting a dose of unpredictability into the power handoff playing out in Pyongyang between a father too sick and a son too young to manage the transition alone.
Suspect ID at heart of robbery appeal
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A3
A Kansas inmate convicted of robbery in Douglas County will make his case for a new trial in front of the Kansas Supreme Court on Sept. 15.
KU soccer falls, 3-0
August 16, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s soccer team fell to Creighton University, 3-0, in an exhibition match on Sunday at Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Threats of overseas BlackBerry bans echo U.S. debate
August 16, 2010 in print edition on B10
Threats by the governments of India, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to shut down BlackBerry’s corporate e-mail services reflect unease about a technology that the U.S. government also took a while to accept.
8 spectators die at off-road race
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A10
The crowd at the off-road race could almost touch the trucks as they hurtled and bounced over the desert sand. They were close enough for one mistake to end eight lives.
Outstanding cast fails to deliver in ‘Big C’
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A9
“As funny as cancer” has long been a brutal way of indicating that something fails to amuse.
‘The Expendables’ seizes No. 1 spot
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A9
Sylvester Stallone has proven that he’s not quite expendable yet at the box office.
Teen sex not always bad for grades
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A9
There’s good news for parents who worry that their teenagers’ sex lives are affecting their school performance: A provocative new study has found that teens in committed relationships do no better or worse in school than those who don’t have sex.
Horoscope for August 16, 2010
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A9
This year, you might feel as if you have a dog nipping at your feet. Someone continues to try to keep you in his or her world, and in the same mental position. Opportunities for growth and dynamic thinking mark the next 12 months. If you are single, you’ll meet someone through your family or inner circle. If you are attached, the two of you could become closer through relating and entertaining more. Scorpio can be demanding.
Town’s history steeped in faith, legend
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A5
Looking over the valley where he soon would build a town, William Bickerton knelt and prayed to God that no cyclone would hit his colony of followers disillusioned with the Mormon Church.
Computer, jazz skills can be put to good use
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A4
Douglas County Senior Services needs a volunteer to teach introductory computer classes to older adults.
1 in 10 fatal crashes involves unlicensed driver
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A5
Kansas officials say it’s a maddening when someone who has no driver’s license is involved in a fatal crash, but they’re not sure how to fix the problem.
25 years ago: Western Hills residents resist annexation
August 16, 2010
Residents of the Western Hills subdivision, just north of 15th Street and west of Monterey Way, were presenting a “unified front” against annexation into the city. Neighbors were concerned about the recent construction on West 15th Street and the multi-family residential developments being planned adjacent to the area, as well as the additional tax burden. However, city manager Buford Watson said that annexation was an inevitable part of progress and that the city was experiencing a natural growth toward the west.
40 years ago: Bomb scare delays plane of officials arriving for Lake Perry dedication
August 16, 2010
A bomb scare delayed the arrival of several Kansans coming from Washington for the dedication of the Lake Perry Dam. A plane carrying the chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission as well as Sen. Bob Dole and Rep. Larry Winn received a bomb threat and the plane had to return to Dulles, where a search uncovered nothing.
Brick by Brick: New York Street project uncovers and restores a piece of Lawrence history
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A3
Block by block, between 1960 and 1976, the historic bricks of New York Street, in one of Lawrence’s oldest neighborhoods, were paved over with asphalt.
Misdiagnosed soldiers don’t qualify for benefits
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A2
At the height of the Iraq war, the Army routinely dismissed hundreds of soldiers for having a personality disorder when they were more likely suffering from the traumatic stresses of war, discharge data suggests.
Fans hold vigil marking Elvis’ death
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A2
Shadows danced on the faces of Elvis Presley fans as they carried candles and walked silently by his grave during a Sunday night vigil at Graceland, marking the 33rd anniversary of the American icon’s death.
Cancer drug approval reconsidered
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A2
Federal regulators are considering taking the highly unusual step of rescinding approval of a drug that patients with advanced breast cancer turn to as a last-ditch hope.
Tea party activists rally at border
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A1
Tea party groups converged on a remote section of the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday to show support for Arizona’s controversial immigration law and hear from more than a dozen conservative speakers, many of them candidates running for office in crowded Republican primaries.
Kansas GOP showing political unity
Moderates line up behind Brownback for governor
August 16, 2010 in print edition on A1
Do the math. Of Kansas’ 1.7 million registered voters, there are 745,000 Republicans and 460,000 Democrats. In fact there are more unaffiliated voters — 490,000 — than registered Democrats.
Murray fends off Federer, defends title
August 16, 2010 in print edition on B2
Andy Murray beat Roger Federer, 7-5, 7-5, to defend his Rogers Cup title on Sunday.
Dustin Johnson was robbed at Whistling Straits
August 16, 2010 in print edition on B2
They stood high above their masterpiece, taking in a view resembling a watercolor.
Harvick passes Hamlin, wins Sprint race
August 16, 2010 in print edition on B2
He already had horsepower, handling and the points lead. Now Kevin Harvick has a victory this season at a track other than Talladega or Daytona.