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Greater number of holiday travelers expected on the road this weekend
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A1
AAA reports that 40.3 million Americans will be expected to travel at least 50 miles from their homes during this holiday weekend, a 2.8 percent increase from a year ago.
New Lawrence school board president, Rich Minder, says planning is key to reshaping district
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A3
Lawrence’s new school board president says the district faces the task of coordinating several planning processes after approving major changes to the district last school year.
Parkinson endorses Holland in race for Kansas governor
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A4
Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson tossed his political support Thursday behind the Democratic candidate to succeed him, calling Tom Holland a centrist who can keep the state moving forward.
Kansas Turnpike assistance program returns
08:45 a.m., July 1, 2010 Updated 04:17 p.m. in print edition on A3
The Kansas Turnpike Authority is putting its motorist assistance program back on the road in time for the July 4 holiday weekend.Even if his customers wish they’d never have to deal with him, Don Mosher can’t wait to get back to work. Mosher returns to his on-the-road job Friday, once again cruising the Kansas Turnpike between Lawrence and Kansas City in search of stranded motorists as part of the turnpike’s Safety Assist program.
New York couple killed in Jefferson County plane crash
Air traffic control recording indicates plane lost power to its engine, was trying to land in Lawrence
08:09 a.m., July 1, 2010 Updated 04:47 p.m. in print edition on A1
Two people were killed Thursday morning when the plane they were flying from New York to Arizona crashed in rural Jefferson County just north of Lawrence.
Joe Louis: Black and white as ‘seen’ on radio
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A9
Over the course of the summer, HBO will devote Thursday nights to replays of their acclaimed sports documentaries, beginning with “Joe Louis: America’s Hero … Betrayed” (5:30 p.m., HBO).
Sen. Byrd understood national interest
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A8
The paradox of Robert Byrd’s life — and the reason his death was recognized by his Senate colleagues as so significant a milestone — is the balance he struck between the parochial and the profound.
World of social media is amazing, but so is old-fashioned solitude
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A8
I’ve spent the past few weeks reading about social media like Twitter, Facebook and other digital means by which people today can now stay in constant contact with each other and the world as a whole. I’ve used both Facebook and Twitter for some time now, so my reading has been less aimed at learning how to use these services than about trying to understand the impact they are having.
The bottom line
It probably makes sense to let voters decide whether to move forward on expansion plans for the Lawrence Public Library.
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A8
Although many local taxpayers still have reservations, it’s appearing more likely that voters will have an opportunity to approve or reject a plan to raise local property taxes to fund an expansion for the Lawrence Public Library.
Senate confirms Petraeus
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
The Senate on Wednesday unanimously confirmed Gen. David Petraeus as the new commander of the Afghanistan war, and President Barack Obama swiftly issued a statement saying Petraeus had his “full confidence.”
Tuesday fire accidentally set
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A4
Lawrence-Douglas County firefighters determined a fire in a vacant apartment building Tuesday in the 1900 block of West 24th Street was accidentally set.
Horoscope for July 1, 2010
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A9
This year, you often discover a lot more by detaching and putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. Instinctively we fight for ideas and what we think is right. If you are single, an exotic personality could intrigue you. If you are attached, you both gain through taking a workshop in a new hobby together or planning a trip. A fellow Pisces might be very different but intuitive.
When is a drug too risky to remain on the market?
July 1, 2010 in print edition on B10
The arthritis pill Vioxx was withdrawn but menopause hormones were not, even though both were tied to heart risks. A multiple sclerosis medicine was pulled and later allowed back on.
Open space: New Lawrence Arts Center program reveals creative process to patrons
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A6
Art isn’t always created behind studio walls, a velvet curtain or stage door.
100 years ago: Farms providing conditioning for football players
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A8
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 1, 1910: “K. U. Squad Putting on Beef and Muscle Now — Many Work On Farms. Prospective mole-skin wearers are spending their vacation in a manner designed to toughen their muscles and put them in the pink of condition for the rough skirmish of the gridiron next September.”
40 years ago: Lawrence man commended for honesty
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A8
A KU journalism professor visiting Phillipsburg, Kan., used a pay phone at the bus station there. When the phone accidentally regurgitated $3.45 in change, professor Stanley Michelson left the money, with a note, at the telephone office. The manager of the Phillipsburg phone company was impressed at the honesty of the people of Lawrence as represented by Michelson.
25 years ago: City to work on safe bicycle routes
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A8
At a meeting of the Traffic Safety Commission, board members were planning to discuss safety concerns for bicycle traffic in Lawrence. Parks and Recreation Director Fred DeVictor said he was working with several representatives of the traffic engineering safety plan to mark bike routes on portions of several city streets.
Federer falls in quarters again
July 1, 2010 in print edition on B2
Roger Federer covered his face with both hands, no doubt wishing he were doing anything at that moment other than dissecting his latest earlier-than-expected Grand Slam exit.
KU’s Bonds is NCAA Woman of Year nominee
July 1, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University track and field senior Lauren Bonds has been named a nominee for the NCAA’s Woman of the Year award, which is presented annually to a female student-athlete who has distinguished herself throughout her collegiate career in the areas of academic achievement, athletic excellence, service and leadership.
GOP again kills jobless aid extension
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
For the third time in as many weeks, Senate Republicans on Wednesday successfully filibustered a bill to continue providing unemployment checks to millions of people.
House OKs sweeping bank rules
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
Nearly two years after a Wall Street meltdown left the economy reeling, the House on Wednesday passed a massive overhaul of financial regulations that would extend the government’s reach from storefront thrifts to the executive suites of Manhattan.
High school gym might pay off during old age
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
Were you on the tennis team in high school? Did you swim or run track? Perhaps you spent hours each afternoon in dance class, or maybe the weight room.
Hurricane Alex hits Mexico’s Gulf coast
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
Hurricane Alex made landfall on Mexico’s Gulf coast as a powerful Category 2 storm Wednesday, spawning tornadoes in nearby Texas, forcing evacuations in both countries and whipping up high waves that frustrated oil-spill cleanup efforts and pushed crude onto beaches.
Fireworks to be aired on Sunflower Broadband,
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A5
The Lawrence Fourth of July fireworks display will be aired live on Sunflower Broadband Channel 99.
Research resumes after blast at University of Missouri
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A4
The University of Missouri has reopened a campus building where four researchers were injured by a gas explosion.
Judge rejects bid to acquit doctor, wife
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A4
A federal judge Wednesday rejected a defense bid seeking acquittal for a Kansas doctor and his wife whose clinic is tied to 68 patient overdose deaths.
Toddler sought in Kansas found in Missouri
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A10
A 3-year-old boy who was thought to be with a man wanted for questioning in a Kansas homicide has turned up in Missouri.
Fireworks sales to start in county
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A3
It’s a sure sign that the Fourth of July holiday is quickly approaching. Bright-colored tents are popping up all across Douglas County, and starting today, those tents will be bustling with fireworks sales.
Fourth of July events in area
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A3
Events in the area
‘Eclipse’ howls past record with $30M
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A9
“The Twilight Saga” has rung up another record midnight hour.
Style Scout: Joel Brummett
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A6
I’ve seen every episode of “Sex and the City.”
Style Scout: Audrey Singer
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A6
I like that we’re bringing back the ’90s, but in a less “90210” way — a bit more modern.
Burger battle gaining steam
New eateries tweak old favorite
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A1
Matt Lawson has cooked for Wolfgang Puck on many occasions. He’d like to cook for the superstar chef again, and there’s no doubt what he would serve — a hamburger.
Our Town Sports
July 1, 2010 in print edition on B2
LAGA City Tournament: The Lawrence Amateur Golf Association’s City Tournament will be contested July 10 at Eagle Bend and July 11 at Alvamar Public. Any golfer who lives or works in Douglas County or plays in a local league or is a member of the city’s two country clubs is eligible to compete. Registration is at Golf USA (832-9009) at 33rd and Iowa. Entry fee of $25, plus greens fees and (optional) cart fees charged by the courses. There are four divisions: Open, Women, Senior, Super Senior. Prizes awarded to top golfers in each flight.
Aces are wild: Holes in one come with a bit of luck
July 1, 2010 in print edition on B1
It was a busy work month for Lawrence Country Club assistant pro Eric Magnuson, so busy he played his home course just three times all June. His scores on No. 2 during those rounds: 1, 6, 1. That’s right, Magnuson aced the hole two of the past three times he played it. Amazing.
Robinson hopes for NBA invite
July 1, 2010 in print edition on B1
Former Kansas University basketball guard Russell Robinson will play for the NBA Development League Select Team in the upcoming Las Vegas Summer League, Robinson confirmed Wednesday.
Royals’ Guillen shows off offense and defense
July 1, 2010 in print edition on B1
If it’s true that the most effective Jose Guillen is an angry Jose Guillen, some fans who were sitting behind the visitor’s dugout Wednesday night should probably be given free season tickets to the Royals.
Star-studded NBA free agency period kicks off this morning
July 1, 2010 in print edition on B2
The NBA’s free agency period has opened, with LeBron James leading perhaps the deepest group of players to ever hit the open market. Teams could begin making their pitches at 12:01 a.m. EDT today, and some were getting started quickly.
Al-Qaida launches English magazine
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
Al-Qaida launched its first online propaganda magazine in English on Tuesday, a move that could help the terror group recruit inside the U.S. and Europe.
Kagan vows political independence
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
The Senate Judiciary Committee wrapped up its public questioning of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Wednesday after she vowed to be politically independent and rebutted Republican attempts to portray her as pursuing a liberal agenda.
Southwest Junior High Honor Roll
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A5
Southwest Junior High School announces its spring 2010 honor rolls, as provided by the school.
Lawrence man reports parking meter stolen
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A4
A Lawrence man reported Monday the theft of a parking meter from the 600 block of Rhode Island Street.
Judge rejects suit against Boeing, Spirit
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A10
A federal judge has tossed out an age discrimination lawsuit against The Boeing Co. and Spirit AeroSystems filed in the wake of Boeing’s 2005 sale of commercial airplane operations in Kansas and Oklahoma.
U.S. 56 plan looks to future
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A3
A new plan mapping out the future for U.S. Highway 56 in Douglas and Johnson counties calls for some additional lanes, realigned intersections and access limits. But not until the need arises.
Pump patrol
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.65 at several stations.
Fox marries longtime beau Green
July 1, 2010 in print edition on A9
Megan Fox has tied the knot with longtime boyfriend Brian Austin Green.