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12:00 a.m.
Kansas University student and Headquarters volunteer Adam Weigel, of Brookville, takes a local call Thursday at the counseling center. Weigel explained that he has noticed the need for more volunteers at the center after taking calls for the past five months. Volunteers counsel callers at risk
August 28, 2010 in print edition on 2B
A person dies by suicide about every 15 minutes in the United States, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
6:00 a.m.
A group of Lawrence High school seniors returns to school after picking up a meal to go at Jimmy John’s on Friday. From left are Sydney Alexander, McKayla Murphy, Brandi Bradfield, Sami Johnson and Emily Fritschen. Lawrence school board members say they’re willing to close high school campuses for lunch, at least for freshmen and sophomores and possibly for juniors and seniors, to improve students’ safety. Out to lunch no more? Board considers closing campuses
August 29, 2010 in print edition on 1A
The freedom to leave campus to grab burritos at Taco Bell, curly fries at Arby’s or Fruit ’n Yogurt Parfaits at McDonald’s could be taken away next year from high school students in Lawrence.
10:00 a.m.
Scott Watts, 45, of Paola, picks grapes for what will become this year’s wine at Davenport Orchards and Winery on Saturday. Helping hands pick up work at winery
August 29, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Ron Garrison’s goal Saturday morning was to not cut his fingers as he clipped clusters of Fredonia grapes hanging off vines at Davenport Orchards and Winery.
2:00 p.m.
The exterior of a new bioscience and technology incubator on Kansas University’s West Campus is seen. Incubator opens to high-tech businesses
August 29, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Bear with me, this story isn’t about West Lafayette, Ind. It is about Lawrence’s future. But Lawrence’s crystal ball, these days, might be found in the home of the Purdue Boilermakers.
6:00 p.m.
The Taser Model X26, with the distinctive yellow handle, is carried by 41 Lawrence police officers. Police find mere threat of using Taser is effective
August 29, 2010 in print edition on 1B
In the two and a half years Lawrence police have been carrying bright yellow Tasers, the potentially painful and debilitating shock the devices can unload has become well-recognized by local suspects. And they want no part of it.

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Piper native and KSU alum takes home Emmy for best supporting actor in a comedy series
August 29, 2010
Piper native Eric Stonestreet of “Modern Family” won the Emmy Award for best supporting actor in a comedy Sunday for his portrayal of a gay dad and partner who’s a boisterous spirit.
KCK schools crack down on immunization rules
August 29, 2010
The Kansas City, Kan., School District is cracking down and strictly enforcing a state law that requires children to be immunized in order to attend classes.
Lawrence woman arrested on charges of aggravated battery
August 29, 2010
A 23-year-old Lawrence woman was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of aggravated battery and criminal damage to property.
Governor wins Democratic primary in West Virginia for U.S. Senate
August 29, 2010 in print edition on A2
Popular Gov. Joe Manchin won the Democratic nomination Saturday and will face GOP primary winner and wealthy businessman John Raese in the race to fill the Senate seat vacated by the late Robert C. Byrd.
Amtrak station’s missing sign found, returned
August 29, 2010 in print edition on B2
Now that the 8-foot neon Lawrence sign has returned home to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe depot, the question is what to do with it.
Church fails to verify priest’s status
August 29, 2010 in print edition on B3
New statements from Catholic Church officials fail to verify the status of a former Kansas priest who was “credibly accused” of sexual abuse.
Ottawa upends Baker
August 29, 2010 in print edition on C3
Ottawa University built a three-touchdown lead, then weathered two fourth-quarter touchdowns by Baker University and held on for a 24-14 victory Saturday in the Victory Sports Network First Down Classic.
KU volleyball moves to 3-0; Garlington MVP
August 29, 2010 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s volleyball team picked up two more victories, and the Jayhawks’ Karina Garlington earned MVP honors Saturday at the Bluejay Invitational.
Former WR helping teammates, victims
August 29, 2010 in print edition on C7
Corey Wilson may not be able to run out and catch a pass for Oklahoma. Walking can still be a struggle for the receiver who injured his spinal cord in a car accident last year.
Around and about in local business
August 29, 2010 in print edition on E1
Around and about for local business.
Obama: Iraq war ending, Baghdad to chart future
August 29, 2010 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama said the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq means “the war is ending” and Baghdad is in position “to chart its own course.”
Propylon first tenant in center
August 29, 2010 in print edition on A1
A Dublin-based computer technology firm has become the first tenant for Lawrence’s new bioscience and technology incubator.
Obamas have a (mostly) uninterrupted vacation
August 29, 2010 in print edition on A4
President Barack Obama wrapped up a 10-day vacation Saturday that was blissfully free of the news emergencies that have interrupted some of his past getaways.
US rolls past Croatia in FIBA opener
August 29, 2010 in print edition on C2
Kevin Durant scored 14 points and got the United States started on a dominant second-quarter stretch in a 106-78 victory over Croatia on Saturday in its opening game at the world championship.
KDOT sees interest in transportation plan
August 29, 2010 in print edition on B1
Workshops on the state’s new $8.2 billion transportation program have been well-attended, officials say.
Labor Day means vacation for many Americans
August 29, 2010 in print edition on B1
The economy still might be in the dumps, but that won’t keep Americans from filling up their gasoline tanks to hit the road for one last trip this summer.
100 years ago: Annual picnic at Cady’s Grove approaches
August 29, 2010
Every passing day increases the interest in the fifth annual picnic of the C.P.A. people at Cady’s Grove. Indications point to an enormous crowd and uncommonly jolly time. For those Lawrence people who possess motor boats, the old landing at the edge of Cady’s Grove offers an excellent manner of reaching the picnic grounds. There will be music, speaking, athletic events, and a rattling good ball game between neighboring teams.
40 years ago: 2 men arrested after Overland Park police discover 150 pounds of dynamite in home
August 29, 2010
Two 20-year-old men were arrested in Overland Park, Kansas, after police found 150 pounds of dynamite in the home of one of the men. The arrests were made after police received a tip that the explosives were to be used to destroy the city hall and other Overland Park buildings. The dynamite was believed to have been stolen from the Hayes Quarry and Concrete Company of Paola.
25 years ago: City asked to look at party noise, beer sales at fraternities
August 29, 2010
The city continued to hear from residents who lived near fraternities. Many Lawrencians were pushing the city commission to regulate beer sales and noise at parties. Reactions from the fraternities were mixed.
Chief consultant
The soon-to-be-former Lawrence police chief and Kansas Athletics may be a good match.
August 29, 2010 in print edition on B6
Police Chief Ron Olin has run a tight ship at the Lawrence Police Department. Perhaps he can help Kansas Athletics do the same thing.
Never again?
What steps are state officials taking to make sure the “never event” at KDHE never happens again?
August 29, 2010 in print edition on B6
Anyone who works with computers knows there’s no such thing as what state officials referred to last week as a “never event.”
Pre-k experience
August 29, 2010 in print edition on B7
Regarding the Journal-World article, “Preschoolers take dip into academic pool,” I would like to clarify one of the statements made in the article. When it was noted that I said children were “learning how to sit and listen and stay on task,” I was referring to the circle/story time the children were engaged in.
Will Palin make presidential bid?
August 29, 2010 in print edition on B6
From Alaska to Georgia, Sarah Palin has pursued a familiar political path this year, endorsing Republican candidates and picking up political chits.
Grateful driver
August 29, 2010 in print edition on B7
Wow! Sections of new concrete are replacing damaged areas on Inverness Drive rather than replacing the entire roadway. Concrete!
Families key element in social change
August 29, 2010 in print edition on B6
Various figures denote vexing social problems. They include 10,000 (the number of new baby boomers eligible for Social Security and Medicare every day), 10.2 percent (what the unemployment rate would be if 1.2 million discouraged workers had not recently stopped looking for jobs), $9.9 trillion (the Government Accountability Office calculation of the gap between the expected revenues and outlays for state and local governments during the next 50 years), $76.4 trillion (the GAO’s similar estimate of the federal government’s 75-year fiscal shortfall).
Newport News, Va., cottage garden featured in Better Homes & Gardens
August 29, 2010
When Linda and Joe Hertzler bought their home in Williamsburg, Va., six years ago, the property needed tons of TLC.
MLK speech was lesson in unfounded fear
August 29, 2010 in print edition on B7
I did not stick around to see Glenn Beck’s extravaganza at the Lincoln Memorial, not out of protest but because I had work to do in Philadelphia. But I was more than satisfied by my memories of the earlier event at that site I’d covered for the old Washington Star, when the theme was civil rights and the speech of the day turned out to be the historic “I Have a Dream” oration by Martin Luther King Jr.
New Hillary Clinton style challenges notions about shorter hair for older women
August 29, 2010
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton serves as further proof that women do not have to kowtow to expectations, rules of thumb or other quietly bullying cultural assumptions. She is a role model for women who are past the ingenue phase of their lives. She is making a fashion statement.
Annual, perennial combinations brighten garden at Community Health Facility in Lawrence
August 29, 2010
Lawrence garden full of wonderful colors all season long.
Kovel’s Antiques: Kitchen pantry items created in 19th century
August 29, 2010
The foods we favor have changed as technology has changed. A method of preserving food in glass containers was developed in the late 17th century. Canned food became available by 1813. Fresh salads were not a winter food until the early 1900s, when refrigerated train cars could carry lettuce from California to the East Coast. Peas, beans, corn and more were brought to snowy states during winter months after Clarence Birdseye developed frozen food in 1923.
Dog lover’s wife: “What am I, chopped liver?”
August 29, 2010 in print edition on D1
OK, I’ll admit it. I’m jealous of the dog. Paging Dr. Freud! Or, should I say, Dr. Doolittle?
Arts notes for Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010
August 29, 2010
A roundup of arts news this week.
Worth the trip: Penzeys Spices
August 29, 2010 in print edition on D1
Penzey’s Spices is an olfactory amusement park, taking customers on a scent-sational ride from subtle and sweet to peppery and pungent.
In his own words: LOLs with Keith Langford
Outspoken former Jayhawk recalls ups, downs of college days and beyond
August 29, 2010 in print edition on C1
Former Kansas University basketball player Keith Langford recently penned this guest column for the Journal-World.
Safety net: Darrell Stuckey is gone from the Jayhawks’ defensive secondary, but his influence lives on
August 29, 2010 in print edition on C1
When Phillip Strozier speaks, his words evoke a sense of direction, clarity and professionalism.
Behind the Lens: Programs offer photographers a chance to create slideshows on the cheap
August 29, 2010
At the Journal-World’s online site we often have added content from photographers and videographers. Typically, this content takes the form of extra photographs in a photo gallery or audio and still image presentations in a video format.
Tiger tumbles, Scotland’s Laird leads at Barclays
August 29, 2010 in print edition on C2
His first swing out of the blocks took the air out of The Barclays. The loud cheers that greeted Tiger Woods’ introduction on the first tee Saturday were practically still in the air as he struck his opening 3-wood shot. As the ball sailed out of bounds, the enthusiastic crowd let out a cross between a gasp and a groan. That shot led to a triple-bogey 7, and worse. As the world’s No. 1 golfer said right after he finished shooting 1-over-par 72, “In the end, it probably cost me a chance to win the golf tournament.”
Portland prep picks UK
August 29, 2010 in print edition on C3
Kyle Wiltjer, a 6-foot-9 senior power forward from Portland’s Jesuit High, orally committed to play basketball at Kentucky on Saturday night at the Boost Mobile Elite 24 event in California.
Nebraska’s Pelini mum on starting QB
August 29, 2010 in print edition on C7
Nebraska coach Bo Pelini has hinted he’s picked a starting quarterback, but he isn’t saying who got the nod.
Staring into the crystal ball …
August 29, 2010 in print edition on C7
Enough with the two-a-days, coach-speak, NCAA committee of distractions, poll posturing and depth charts — it’s time for Hawaii and USC to strike up the sand.
Texas to rely heavily on RBs
August 29, 2010 in print edition on C7
The master plan, announced during spring drills, calls for fifth-ranked Texas to pound its way into prominence on the college football landscape this season.
Family fun night planned
August 29, 2010 in print edition on B4
Imagine Drop-In Childcare is hosting a free family fun night today.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
August 29, 2010 in print edition on B4
Road work planned for the week of August 29, 2010.
Dighton recalls UFO sightings of 1972
August 29, 2010
One can see for miles across the flat High Plains. There are few houses. Few people. And with small towns dotting the landscape, there are few streetlights obstructing the view of a starry night.
Garden City folks remember tale of ‘Old Bill’
August 29, 2010 in print edition on B2
Folks came far and wide to see him, the man they called “Old Bill.”
Medicare expands coverage to help longtime smokers quit
August 29, 2010 in print edition on A5
They’ve lived with the health warnings about smoking for much of their lives and doubtless seen the ill effects on friends, relatives and even themselves, yet about 4.5 million older people in the U.S. keep on lighting up.
Police seize cocaine embedded in bologna
August 29, 2010 in print edition on A5
A Massachusetts man has been arrested after a kilogram of cocaine hidden inside a hollowed-out chunk of bologna was delivered to his home.
Bankruptcies
August 29, 2010 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:.
Will tough times trigger a selloff of corporate art?
August 29, 2010 in print edition on E1
Corporations worried about the bottom line are taking a look at their office walls.
Trees planted at ground zero
August 29, 2010 in print edition on A2
After nearly nine years, life is returning to ground zero in a tangible way.
Refinancing? Rates on auto loans are also falling
August 29, 2010 in print edition on E1
It’s easy to overlook the cost of auto loans with mortgage rates grabbing all the attention.
Numbers: Summer was a scorcher
August 29, 2010 in print edition on A2
New numbers confirm what the sweaty brows of Northeasterners have been saying for months: The summer of 2010 was a record-breaking scorcher.
Mexicana airlines ceases flights
August 29, 2010 in print edition on A2
Mexicana airlines shut down all flights on Saturday, marking at least a temporary disappearance from the skies of one of the world’s oldest air carriers.
Attackers wore U.S. uniforms
August 29, 2010 in print edition on A2
U.S. and Afghan troops repelled attackers wearing American uniforms and suicide vests in a pair of simultaneous assaults on NATO bases near the Pakistani border, including one where seven CIA employees died in a suicide attack last year.
Residents cast off grief in symbolic Katrina burial
August 29, 2010 in print edition on A1
Hundreds of mourners dropped notes, cards and letters — many of them stained with tears — into a steel-gray casket on Saturday in a symbolic burial of Hurricane Katrina.
Incubator opens to high-tech businesses
August 29, 2010 in print edition on A1
Bear with me, this story isn’t about West Lafayette, Ind. It is about Lawrence’s future. But Lawrence’s crystal ball, these days, might be found in the home of the Purdue Boilermakers.
Priest among over a hundred still missing 5 years after hurricane
August 29, 2010 in print edition on A3
The night sky heaved like a living thing as Fire Chief Joe Perez took another slow cruise in the rescue truck down the two-lane road snaking across this town in the last patch of marsh standing between New Orleans and an angry Gulf of Mexico.
Katrina a tale of Small Business Administration failure
August 29, 2010 in print edition on A3
Five years after Hurricane Katrina, Jay Young is still haunted by the desperate voices on the other end of the telephone crying and begging for help.
County’s new designation may improve foreign trade
August 29, 2010 in print edition on B5
The cost of participating in the global economy can be high for local businesses.
Fall migration includes stop in Kansas
August 29, 2010 in print edition on B5
Through a hot and steamy August, masses of visitors from much cooler climates have come to Kansas. Many won’t stay long because their destinations are across the Gulf of Mexico and deep into South America. That’s a lot of wing beats for birds currently on southerly migrations.
Rally cry: Restore America’s values
August 29, 2010 in print edition on A2
Conservative commentator Glenn Beck and tea party champion Sarah Palin appealed Saturday to a vast, predominantly white crowd on the National Mall to help restore traditional American values and honor Martin Luther King’s message. Civil rights leaders who accused the group of hijacking King’s legacy held their own rally and march.
NFL Preseason Roundup: Baltimore buries New York
August 29, 2010 in print edition on C7
Joe Flacco threw for 229 yards and two touchdowns for the pass-happy Baltimore Ravens, whose no-huddle offense befuddled the New York Giants during a 24-10 victory Saturday night.
Walk-off dooms Royals
August 29, 2010 in print edition on C1
Asdrubal Cabrera pointed to his wife in the stands as he watched his first game-ending home run sail over the wall.
Chronicling the Dust Bowl migrants
August 29, 2010 in print edition on D3
Dorothea Lange and her husband Paul Taylor chronicled Dust Bowl migrants in California more the 70 years ago.
Why it doesn’t hurt when a shark chomps your arm
August 29, 2010 in print edition on D3
Melanie Thernstrom has a congenital neck-and-shoulder problem that has kept her in constant pain for the past 10 years.
Poet’s showcase: ‘Free Fall’
August 29, 2010 in print edition on D3
whatever life brings
Can HIV-resistant cells work in humans?
August 29, 2010 in print edition on E8
Clad in a yellow gown, blue foot covers, hair net, face mask and latex gloves, Paula Cannon pushed open the door to the animal room. “I hate this smell,” she said, wrinkling her nose.
Chile, divided by quake, unites around miners
August 29, 2010 in print edition on E8
Just six months ago, one of the largest earthquakes in a century tore Chile apart, physically ripping the ground, triggering a deadly tsunami and leaving in the wreckage a divided society and government trying to decide whom to blame.
As U.S. bases close, Iraqis left behind
August 29, 2010 in print edition on E8
Just about every man from the village of al-Faris has worked at the nearby Taji military base. The American money and influence is seen in the new cars, the additions to houses, even the billiards hall with a guitar from an American soldier.
Horoscope for August 29, 2010
August 29, 2010 in print edition on D5
This year, you will have an unusual opportunity to express your vision. Others respond well to what you put out there. You not only break through restrictions but also help others. If you are single, an intense and special relationship heads in your direction. Say “yes” to the experience. If you are attached, the two of you grow closer than you have been in a long time. Taurus understands more than you realize.
Moms go gaga over ‘Twilight,’ too
August 29, 2010 in print edition on D7
Jill Etesse was hooked on the “Twilight” books the second she cracked the series opener. She ripped through the saga on paper and rented movie No. 1. Then the madness began.
Paris Hilton arrested for drug possession
August 29, 2010 in print edition on D5
Smoke wafting from a Cadillac Escalade on the Las Vegas Strip ignited Paris Hilton’s latest legal troubles late Friday, when a motorcycle officer who suspected the smell was marijuana stopped the vehicle and police say a bag of cocaine fell out of the 29-year-old socialite’s purse.
Country a victim of water extremes
August 29, 2010 in print edition on A7
Thousands of farmers have crowded this once-quiet Pakistani town. They live on the hospital’s lawn, they camp on overpasses. Their fields are destroyed, covered by billions of gallons of brown soupy floodwater.
Meth defendant accused of going to court with meth
August 29, 2010 in print edition on A7
A Washington state man who went to court to face a methamphetamine charge is in more trouble after authorities say he showed up with a bag of meth in his pants.
Why so many Americans could be hostile toward Islam
August 29, 2010 in print edition on A7
Nearly a decade after Sept. 11, less than a third of the country feels favorably toward Islam. Most Americans reflexively oppose an Islamic cultural center near ground zero, and the lower the Christian president’s approval ratings, the higher the percentage of people who think he’s Muslim.
Pump patrol
August 29, 2010 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.49 at several stations.
Helping hands pick up work at winery
August 29, 2010 in print edition on B1
Ron Garrison’s goal Saturday morning was to not cut his fingers as he clipped clusters of Fredonia grapes hanging off vines at Davenport Orchards and Winery.
Police find mere threat of using Taser is effective
August 29, 2010 in print edition on B1
In the two and a half years Lawrence police have been carrying bright yellow Tasers, the potentially painful and debilitating shock the devices can unload has become well-recognized by local suspects. And they want no part of it.
Out to lunch no more? Board considers closing campuses
August 29, 2010 in print edition on A1
The freedom to leave campus to grab burritos at Taco Bell, curly fries at Arby’s or Fruit ’n Yogurt Parfaits at McDonald’s could be taken away next year from high school students in Lawrence.