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Section of KU rec center to remain closed after sprinkler breaks
August 21, 2010 in print edition on B2
Large amounts of water fall on student rec center’s north gym. Gym is expected to close for about two hours.
Opening of Busker Festival rained out
August 21, 2010
Dozens of people filled the intersection of Eighth and Massachusetts streets Friday night to watch a man juggle fire while balancing himself on a small rolling board. But moments into the opening day of Lawrence Busker Festival, the rain started pouring from the sky.
Busch makes it 2-for-2 at Bristol
August 21, 2010 in print edition on C2
Kyle Busch moved one step closer to sweeping the weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, winning the Nationwide Series race Friday night after intentionally wrecking Brad Keselowski.
Royals-Sox rained out
August 21, 2010 in print edition on C3
Kansas City’s game against the White Sox was postponed by rain Friday night and rescheduled as part of a doubleheader today beginning at 6:10 p.m.
T.O. A-OK; Bengals roll
August 21, 2010 in print edition on C4
Terrell Owens put some bite back into the Bengals’ offense.
Get your ducks in a row: Three ways to prepare financially for back to school
August 21, 2010 in print edition on B7
Before jumping back into the school schedule for fall, ensure your checking account stays as organized as your calendar. Keep your budget in tune with three great planning tips:
Around and About
August 21, 2010 in print edition on B5
Around and about for August 21, 2010
In space, astronauts as weak as 80-year-olds
August 21, 2010 in print edition on A2
Astronauts can become as weak as 80-year-olds after six months at the International Space Station, according to a new study that raises serious health concerns as NASA contemplates prolonged trips to asteroids and Mars.
Council: Wyclef Jean can’t run for president
August 21, 2010 in print edition on A2
Haiti’s electoral commission said Friday that hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean cannot run for president of this Caribbean nation, ending his outsider’s bid to lead a country struggling to recover from the Jan. 12 earthquake.
Judge says evidence in Smith case weak
August 21, 2010 in print edition on C7
A judge delivered a harsh assessment Friday of the evidence and charges against two doctors and a lawyer in the ongoing Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy case.
Stocks slide as investors’ pessimism continues
August 21, 2010 in print edition on A6
Stocks closed moderately lower Friday as investors’ pessimistic view of the economy deepened.
Interview in child rape case reviewed
August 21, 2010 in print edition on B3
A Douglas County judge will review the video interview that the wife of a man suspected of sexually assaulting two girls gave to police to determine whether it can be used as evidence.
40 years ago: KBI report on death of 18 year old inconclusive
August 21, 2010
In a report released by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Atty. Gen. Kent Frizzell said, “We can not demonstrate that [Harry Rice] was killed by a police bullet. We can not demonstrate he was not killed by a police bullet.”
100 years ago: Orphan seeking country parents has 2 couples to choose from
August 21, 2010
If in after years Johnnie Stephenson has any complaint to make against his parents, it will be his own fault, for little Johnnie Stephenson has it ‘on’ other little boys in that he has a chance to pick out his own papa and mama.
25 years ago: Dillons site plan approved
August 21, 2010
A 90-minute discussion at the city commission meeting ended with the approval of the site plan for a Dillon “super store” at Sixth and Lawrence Avenue. Commissioners were concerned that the site would affect future development along west Sixth Street. They discussed the benefits of green space versus more parking for the store, as well as buried telephone cable versus overhead lines.
Fairness, tolerance
August 21, 2010 in print edition on A7
Timothy McVeigh was raised Catholic. He remained a Christian, believed in God as an adult and received last rites before he was executed. I recall no outrage afterward at the idea of Christian churches anywhere near the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
Deficient buses
August 21, 2010 in print edition on B6
As a dialysis patient at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, I am very grateful for the paratransit system that gets me (and many friends) there three times a week. That having been said, I must point out that the buses have not been improved or replaced since the special election several years ago.
Charges filed in downtown stabbing incident
August 21, 2010 in print edition on B3
Douglas County prosecutors have charged a 39-year-old man with aggravated battery after a 45-year-old Lawrence man was stabbed early Friday in downtown Lawrence.
Scientist’s oysters safe from oil, but pricey
August 21, 2010 in print edition on A3
Biologist John Supan thinks he has developed what may be the holy grail for oyster lovers: a hardy breed of the delectable shellfish that stays fat enough for consumers to eat throughout the year.
New guidelines may rule out many oil claims
August 21, 2010 in print edition on A3
A flower shop in Florida that saw a drop-off in weddings this summer is probably out of luck. So is a restaurant in Idaho that had to switch seafood suppliers. A hardware store on the Mississippi coast may be left out, too.
New York imam’s goodwill tour comes amid mosque furor
August 21, 2010 in print edition on A3
The furor over the planned mosque and Islamic center near ground zero has put Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf in a curious position: At the same time he is being vilified in the U.S. for spearheading the project, he is traveling the Mideast on a State Department mission as a symbol of American religious freedom.
Judge to decide on Wichita’s smoking ban
August 21, 2010 in print edition on B8
\A Sedgwick County judge is deciding which of two smoking bans should be the law in Wichita.
Biotech company spurns Manhattan
August 21, 2010 in print edition on B8
A biotechnology company that had planned to move its headquarters from South Africa to Manhattan has changed its mind.
Feds seek $4.2M in ’pill mill’ case
August 21, 2010 in print edition on B8
Federal prosecutors want a Kansas couple convicted of running a so-called pill mill to forfeit $4.2 million plus real estate and other assets.
Union starts contract talks with Cessna
August 21, 2010 in print edition on B8
Labor unions nationwide are fighting to keep jobs as states use federal stimulus money to attract employers from elsewhere, essentially moving jobs around rather than creating new ones, the head of the machinists union said Friday.
Nearly 6 in 10 oppose Afghan war
August 21, 2010 in print edition on A5
A majority of Americans see no end in sight in Afghanistan, and nearly six in 10 oppose the nine-year-old war as President Barack Obama sends tens of thousands more troops to the fight, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
Bear kills caretaker; owner had legal trouble
August 21, 2010 in print edition on A5
A bear attacked and killed its caretaker at the home of a man who kept a menagerie of dangerous, exotic beasts and ran afoul of animal regulators a few years ago by staging wrestling matches between bears and humans.
Fort Leavenworth honors Roberts
August 21, 2010 in print edition on B4
As he was formally recognized for his contribution in making Fort Leavenworth’s 3-year-old Lewis and Clark Center a reality, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., shared the tribute with fellow senators, the men and women trained at the center and the soldiers they lead.
KU football ranked 54th by Rivals
August 21, 2010 in print edition on C3
Nowhere to be found in the ESPN/USA Today preseason coaches poll and picked as high as No. 31 in the country by The Sporting News, Kansas University’s football team came in somewhere in between on Rivals.com’s preseason Top 120. The Jayhawks, led by first-year head coach Turner Gill, were tapped No. 54 by Rivals, good for eighth best in the Big 12.
Mark her words: Senior Garlington shooting for NCAA volleyball tournament berth
August 21, 2010 in print edition on C1
There’s an inspirational quote hanging on the walls of the Kansas University volleyball locker room that expresses perfectly the way senior Karina Garlington feels about the 2010 season.
Renewed ministry: Church launches a new name and medical outreach
August 21, 2010 in print edition on D1
Fittingly, New Life in Christ church is celebrating its coming-out party with a new ministry.
Faith Forum: How should one bring up religion in a college dorm setting?
August 21, 2010 in print edition on D1
Bringing up the topic of faith in a dorm on a college campus can be quite challenging, especially when all you want is to make friends and feel like you belong.
Knee injury sidelines WR Meier
August 21, 2010 in print edition on C1
The Atlanta Falcons’ fifth-round pick, Kerry Meier, who was off to a great start in training camp, suffered a knee injury against New England on Thursday night and will miss the 2010 season, the team confirmed Friday.
Sophomore Parish gladly returns to ‘D’
August 21, 2010 in print edition on C1
Darius Parish played in 12 games on Kansas University’s defensive line as a true freshman two years ago. Imagine his surprise, then, when halfway into his red-shirt season last year, coaches came to him and suggested — in the way that college football coaches often “suggest” things — that maybe, perhaps, Parish and the Jayhawks better would be served with Parish on the offensive line.
No. 1 Serena withdraws from U.S. Open
August 21, 2010 in print edition on C2
Serena Williams withdrew from the U.S. Open on Friday, saying she still is recovering from surgery to repair cuts on her right foot.
QB turnover hits Big 12
August 21, 2010 in print edition on C2
Headline-making, record-setting quarterbacks defined the Big 12 more than any other conference the last two seasons.
Chiefs seek faster start
August 21, 2010 in print edition on C3
A slow start doomed the Kansas City Chiefs to a 20-10 NFL exhibition-opening loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Layering is the key to back-to-school fashion
August 21, 2010 in print edition on B7
Efficient, stylish, inexpensive back-to-school clothing can be summed up in one word: layering.
Club news
August 21, 2010 in print edition on B5
Club news for August 21, 2010
Scouting news
August 21, 2010 in print edition on B5
Scouting news for August 21, 2010
Democrats have financial advantage
August 21, 2010 in print edition on A2
Federal campaign reports show that Democratic Party committees maintained a solid cash on hand advantage over their Republican counterparts as they entered the final three months before the election.
Country’s 1st nuclear reactor fueled
August 21, 2010 in print edition on A2
Iranian and Russian engineers began loading fuel into Iran’s first nuclear power plant today, a major milestone as Tehran forges ahead with its atomic program despite U.N. sanctions.
Karzai allows anti-corruption teams
August 21, 2010 in print edition on A2
Afghanistan’s president pledged Friday to let Western-backed anti-corruption teams pursue investigations free from political interference following two rounds of candid talks with U.S. Sen. John Kerry that the lawmaker said were marked by “sometimes tough” conversation.
Police arrested in mayor’s killing
August 21, 2010 in print edition on A2
Six city police officers were arrested Friday in the killing of a mayor in northern Mexico, as the country’s escalating drug violence targets more public officials.
Obama tends to summer reading list
August 21, 2010 in print edition on A2
In the first full day of a Martha’s Vineyard vacation, President Barack Obama set aside some of the cares of office Friday to work on his family’s summer reading list.
Israel, Palestinians to talk peace
August 21, 2010 in print edition on A2
Plunging into the Mideast peacemaker’s role that has defeated so many U.S. leaders, President Barack Obama on Friday invited Israel and the Palestinians to try anew in face-to-face talks for a historic agreement to establish an independent Palestinian state and secure peace for Israel.
Texas man reports bicycle, GPS stolen
August 21, 2010 in print edition on B2
A 31-year-old Texas man reported Thursday the theft of a GPS and bike from the 700 block of New Hampshire Street.
KU student reports almost $4,500 worth of personal items stolen
August 21, 2010 in print edition on B2
A 20-year-old KU student reported Thursday the burglary and theft of multiple items from the 3600 block of Thomas Court.
Cyclist released from hospital after accident
August 21, 2010 in print edition on B2
Shengchen Han has been treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Ex-principal sentenced for burning wife’s car
August 21, 2010 in print edition on B2
A former school principal was sentenced to probation for burning his estranged wife’s car during a confrontation at her home.
Ousted veterinarian returns to Topeka Zoo
August 21, 2010 in print edition on B2
A veterinarian who was fired from the Topeka Zoo has returned to work after an arbitrator ruled she should get her job back.
Break trips spur service, learning
August 21, 2010 in print edition on A7
I want to thank Joe Miller, who wrote an excellent article on KU Alternative Breaks (Journal-World, Aug. 14). I would like to provide an additional perspective.
British leaders seek solution for massive debt
August 21, 2010 in print edition on A7
British Prime Minister David Cameron is calling for reinforcements to help him deal with the country’s massive debt, which has been caused by nonstop spending, severe recession and declining tax revenue. According to the UK’s Centre for Policy Studies, at the end of 2008, the national debt was 1,340 billion pounds ($2,090 billion USD), which was 103.5 percent of GDP. This figure includes all the public sector pension liabilities such as pensions, and Private Finance Initiative contracts. It’s likely that figures for last year will be even more alarming.
Germans fear Google Street View tramples their privacy
August 21, 2010 in print edition on D8
Germans have long harbored an obsession about protecting privacy, with memories of Nazi-era denouncements of neighbors and East German secret police snooping still alive. Now they have found a new target for their fears: Google “Street View.”
Leno’s Gulf Coast show to benefit fishermen
August 21, 2010 in print edition on C7
Jay Leno will be doing standup to help the Gulf Coast.
Man jumps to death at Swell Season concert
August 21, 2010 in print edition on C7
A 32-year-old man jumped at least 20 feet to his death onto the stage of a Northern California concert in front of hundreds of horrified music fans, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.
Silly ‘Delocated!’ lampoons reality on Cartoon Network
August 21, 2010 in print edition on C7
How do you describe “Delocated!” (9 p.m., Sunday, Cartoon Network)? Like every Adult Swim offering, be they live-action or animated, “Delocated!” appears to have been shot on budget of roughly 89 cents.
3 weeks on run, fugitives arrested without much fight
August 21, 2010 in print edition on A6
Over the past three weeks, an escaped Arizona prisoner and his girlfriend bedeviled the hundreds of lawmen hunting them across the desolate highways and thick forests of the West.
Recession hits phone makers in the chips
August 21, 2010 in print edition on A6
The seemingly recession-proof smart phone is suffering from a side effect of the rough economy: Manufacturers simply can’t build enough of the gadgets because chip-makers that rolled back production last year are now scrambling to play catch-up.
Horoscope for August 21, 2010
August 21, 2010 in print edition on C7
This year, events could easily transform your life. Though at first you might not see the opportunity that evolves, the quality of your life changes. You pull the wild card financially and might not be sure which way your finances could go. If you are single, you will meet someone who could be very enticing and exciting. If you are attached, you understand yourself better, bringing that knowledge into your relationship. Count on Aquarius.
Ottawa boy’s legacy of giving will live on
August 21, 2010 in print edition on B1
A golf tournament will continue the legacy of 7-year-old Rodney White, who lost his battle with cancer in June.
Pump patrol
August 21, 2010 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.56 at several stations.
Slip in rankings may reflect growing concerns at KU
August 21, 2010 in print edition on B1
Shortly after becoming Kansas University’s 16th chancellor, Robert Hemenway announced one of his primary goals was to have KU ranked among the nation’s top 25 public universities academically.