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Henry sits out; Jackson scores 17
July 12, 2010 in print edition on B1
Former Kansas University guard Xavier Henry of the Memphis Grizzlies did not make his NBA summer league debut Monday night because of what appears to be a contract dispute with the team, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
First lady calls on NAACP to help fight childhood obesity
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A1
First lady Michelle Obama encouraged the NAACP to help fight the growing child obesity rate, just like it fought slavery and discrimination.
Lawrence city commissioners to set maximum spending levels for 2011
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A3
Piece No. 1 of Lawrence’s property tax puzzle is about to fall into place. City commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting will take their largest step yet toward approving a 2011 budget that will hold the line on the city’s property tax rate, but increases water, sewer and trash rates. It also will give city employees a slightly larger raise than they received this year.
Kansas Court of Appeals upholds ruling that prohibited Club Axis from operating
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A3
The city was within its legal rights when it ordered a controversial nightclub to close after it contended the business did not offer enough parking places.
Douglas County commissioners open budget hearings, discussion of 16.6 percent property tax increase
05:15 p.m., July 12, 2010 Updated 02:48 p.m. in print edition on A3
Douglas County commissioners opened budget hearings Monday morning, reviewing specific spending plans while wrestling with an overall document that would increase property taxes by 16.6 percent.
Professor Paul Lim’s retirement means end of unique KU institution: the English Alternative Theatre
05:07 p.m., July 12, 2010 Updated 10:36 a.m. in print edition on A3
The retirement of Kansas University English professor Paul Lim will also mean the end of a 21-year run for a local theater that produced student-written plays.
Police catch suspect in armed robbery reported at KU Credit Union
03:22 p.m., July 12, 2010 Updated 11:23 p.m. in print edition on A1
Shortly before 6 p.m. Monday, Lawrence police officers apprehended a suspect in the armed robbery of KU Credit Union Monday afternoon, Lawrence police said.
High school graduates from Lawrence area named as 2010 National Merit Scholars
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A4
Nine graduates of Lawrence area schools have been named 2010 National Merit Scholars and will receive scholarships. The National Merit Scholarship Corp. on Monday announced the final group of scholarship winners, who will receive $500 to $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution they attend.
NCAA unveils new NCAA tournament format
July 12, 2010
March Madness is about to get a little bit bigger.
Defense witness says Cat Tracker passengers were warned of dangers; auto dealer says it doesn’t convert school buses
01:26 p.m., July 12, 2010 Updated 08:32 p.m. in print edition on A1
The defendant has presented its case in a civil trial in Douglas County District Court stemming from the Cat Tracker fatality accident in Lawrence on Nov. 18, 2006. The plaintiff’s side rested its case Friday afternoon.
Power restored after outage near Second Street and McDonald Drive
12:59 p.m., July 12, 2010 Updated 01:38 p.m.
Thousands of Westar Energy customers lost power for about an hour and a half on Monday afternoon.
Geocaching game combines treasure hunting and technology in Kansas parks
July 12, 2010
Thanks to technology, treasure hunting is not as hard at it used to be.
Lawrence man warns of antibiotic side effects
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A3
In January, Kansas University anthropology professor Alan Redd, 45, was a healthy, active father of two who hiked and rode his bike to work everyday. Six months later, Redd doesn’t bike anymore, as his legs have lost strength and muscle, along with the rest of his body. He’s constantly tired, has severe pain and says he feels “like an old man.”
Nation on track for fewer tornado deaths in 2010
July 12, 2010 in print edition on B8
Forecasters say the nation is on track to record less than half the average number of deaths from tornadoes this year.
Candidate who lost a leg in Iraq walking, running hundreds of miles to raise awareness
July 12, 2010
A Kansas City, Kan., man who lost a leg in Iraq is walking and running 513 miles in 26 days to raise awareness of issues facing veterans.
Republican congressmen Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt debate in Wichita
08:08 a.m., July 12, 2010 Updated 06:28 p.m.
The leading Republican candidates for a U.S. Senate seat from Kansas have two debates this week in Wichita. The first is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday in Wichita.
Topeka man collecting signatures for independent Congress bid
July 12, 2010
A Topeka attorney and real estate agent hopes to run for Congress as an independent.
Thousands expected at annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A3
Thousands of people are expected to pack the streets on Thursday, July 15 for the annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale.
Lenexa police search for man missing since Thurs.
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A4
Lenexa police have been searching for a 58-year-old man who was last seen Thursday.
Douglas County makes case for tax hike
Officials say we can’t afford not to seek money for economic development, heritage efforts, open space
12:00 a.m., July 12, 2010 Updated 01:43 p.m. in print edition on A1
A proposed increase in property taxes would help Douglas County generate $1 million to: • Inject money into promising bioscience companies. • Plant protective preservation into farm fields, historic sites and other culturally sensitive areas. • Bankroll community objectives that have languished for more than a decade without specific financing.
Pet tortoise shows up at New England home 4 years after disappearance
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A2
A New Hampshire couple says a 25-pound pet tortoise has reappeared four years after escaping from its pen.
Bombs strike World Cup watchers in Uganda
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A2
In simultaneous bombings bearing the hallmarks of international terrorists, two explosions ripped through crowds watching the World Cup final late Sunday in two places in Kampala, killing 64 people, police said. One American was killed and several were wounded.
’Despicable Me’ tops weekend box office
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A9
“Despicable Me” wasn’t such a bad guy after all, it seems, opening at the top of the box office with an estimated $60.1 million.
Ex-Jayhawk golfer finishes 21st at John Deere Classic
July 12, 2010 in print edition on B3
Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland fired a final-round 70 Sunday to finish at 11-under-par 273, good for a tie for 21st place in the John Deere Classic, played at TPC Deere Run.
Lawrence Cactus thumped by Andrew County Kings, 16-4
July 12, 2010 in print edition on B3
The Andrew County Kings cruised to a 16-4 rout of the Cactus on Sunday in the Kansas State Showcase youth baseball tournament.
Artifacts from tribe, settler war unearthed in Connecticut neighborhood
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A6
Artifacts of a battle between a Native American tribe and English settlers, a confrontation that helped shape early American history, have sat for years below manicured lawns and children’s swing sets in a Connecticut neighborhood.
Japan’s ruling party defeated over taxes
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A2
Voters handed a stinging defeat to Japan’s ruling party in weekend elections, rejecting a proposal to increase taxes and handicapping a fledgling government struggling to keep the world’s second-largest economy from financial meltdown.
National debt panel leaders paint gloomy picture
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A6
The heads of President Barack Obama’s national debt commission painted a gloomy picture Sunday as the United States struggles to get its spending under control.
Armstrong says Tour de France title hopes finished
July 12, 2010 in print edition on B2
Close the book on the Lance Armstrong era at the Tour de France. He has.
25 years ago: Temperatures continue to rise
July 12, 2010
Having endured six days of temperatures in excess of 90 degrees, Lawrence area residents were facing a forecast of temperatures reaching 100 to 105 degrees for a few days.
40 years ago: Board of Regents adopts new regulations
July 12, 2010
The Kansas Board of Regents adopted regulations of conduct for students, faculty members and employees at the six regents’ institutions.
100 years ago: Storm brings violent lightning
July 12, 2010
Lightning plays unusual tricks occasionally but it is seldom that a bolt displays such violence as it did in the 1200 block on Pa. street during the storm last evening.
40 years ago: Regents adopt new codes of conduct
July 12, 2010
The Kansas Board of Regents adopted regulations of conduct for students, faculty members and employees at the six regents’ institutions.
25 years ago: Officials predict school growth
July 12, 2010
School officials were predicting that Lawrence elementary schools were destined to grow in both size and quality over the coming years. There was no argument that the schools were getting larger, as the board had recently agreed to expand several existing schools by about 500 students each. However, there were proponents and detractors on both sides of the large-school issue.
100 years ago: Licentious behavior reported at Timber Island
July 12, 2010
Some of the law abiding farmers who live north of town have come to the World office with complaints in regard to the actions of a number of Lawrence men who spent last Sunday at Timber Island near Williamstown. The island is in Jefferson county so it will be a matter for the officers of that county to look after. It is said that a wagon load of liquid refreshments were sent to the island and that the visitors allowed none of it to go to waste. Some of them imbibed so freely that they were actually indecent in their conduct while on the way back to town.
Volunteers needed to help long-term care residents
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A4
The state Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program will be providing training for people interested in becoming a LTC ombudsman volunteer.
Deformed baby giraffe born at Topeka zoo
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A4
A giraffe who gave birth to a deformed calf in 2006 gave birth to a calf Sunday that appears to have the same deformity.
More Americans’ credit scores sink to new lows
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A2
The credit scores of millions more Americans are sinking to new lows.
Fish return to Columbia, Snake rivers
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A2
The numbers of salmon and steelhead heading up the Columbia River are well above average, including a record run of sockeye, biologists say.
BP cautious about new leak effort
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A2
Underpromising with hopes of overdelivering, BP said Sunday that it is making progress on what could prove its most effective effort yet to contain the Gulf oil leak, but cautioned that the verdict could be several days away.
Iran halts stoning of woman
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A10
The controversial death sentence by stoning for an Iranian woman convicted of adultery will not be implemented for now, a judicial official said on Sunday.
Palin gave $87,500 to candidates
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A2
Sarah Palin’s political action committee contributed at least $87,500 to candidates she’s endorsed in the last few months, according to a report filed Sunday with the Federal Elections Commission.
China confirms new Google license
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A2
China has confirmed that it renewed Google’s license to operate after a monthslong standoff over Internet censorship, saying the company has pledged not to provide “lawbreaking content.”
Question raised on 9/11 crimes, death penalty
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A10
Attorney General Eric Holder says there’s a real question about whether a terrorist suspect such as self-professed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed can face the death penalty if he were to plead guilty before a military commission.
FDA to start review of weight-loss drugs
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A10
Dieters, doctors and investors get their first extensive look at the first of a trio of new weight-loss drugs this week. The hope is that the new drugs can succeed where many others have failed: delivering significant weight loss without risky side effects.
Dull duo miscast on TNT’s ’Rizzoli & Isles’
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A9
Take a buddy cop drama, throw in a touch of class and ethnic tension and cast two attractive women, and you have “Rizzoli & Isles” (9 p.m., TNT), a formulaic show without much of a pulse.
People in the news
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A9
People in the news for July 12, 2010.
Horoscope for July 12, 2010
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A9
This year, you express your generosity in many new ways. Others are drawn to you. Your optimism seems to define their lives in a new way. If you are single, you will meet someone while out and about or at work. If you are attached, you become an even more united front this year. You often appear in public together. Leo makes a great healer.
Actions count
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A9
City Manager David Corliss, among many others, just tries to communicate thoughts at some given moment (Journal-World, July 8). The problem is these days so many people think they know how to read minds of others.
Islamism point
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A9
David Burress’ critique of Charles Krauthammer’s July 2 column on Islamist violence fails to engage the point. First, Burress sets up a strawman scenario where all members of an ethnic group are persecuted to catch a small, troublesome subset. Krauthammer neither expressed nor implied such a proposal regarding terrorists.
Populists need positive agenda
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A9
The tea party phenomenon is one of the significant puzzles of this year’s politics — exciting to some people and alarming to others. By placing it in the historical context of other populist movements, Henry Olsen of the American Enterprise Institute has helped define it — and the important choice Republicans now face.
Campaign finance corruption worsens
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A9
Two splendid recent developments have highlighted how campaign finance “reforms” have become the disease they pretend to cure. In Arizona and in Congress, measures ostensibly aimed at eliminating corruption or the “appearance” thereof illustrate the corruption inherent in incumbents writing laws that regulate political competition by rationing political speech.
Kansas’ Stowe wins steeplechase title
July 12, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University junior Rebeka Stowe won the 3,000-meter steeplechase title Sunday at the NACAC Track and Field Championships.
‘Barefoot Bandit’ nabbed in Bahamas after spending 2 years as fugitive
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A6
For two years he stayed a step ahead of the law — stealing cars, powerboats and even airplanes, police say, while building a reputation as a 21st-century folk hero. On Sunday, Colton Harris-Moore’s celebrity became his downfall.
White Sox in first after rout of Royals
July 12, 2010 in print edition on B1
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was stunned when he saw the American League Central standings. Carlos Quentin hit a grand slam and a solo homer, and the Chicago White Sox surged into first place in the AL Central with a 15-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.
Democrats could lose House, Obama spokesman says
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A6
President Barack Obama’s party could lose its House majority in this fall’s elections, his spokesman said Sunday, perhaps trying to jolt Democratic voters with the specter of GOP lawmakers rolling back White House policies.
Boy Scouts’ centennial campout in Bonner Springs could rival small city
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A3
For one weekend this fall, the Boy Scouts’ Camp Naish in Bonner Springs has the potential to be the 20th largest community in Kansas.
Reign man: Former KU golfer Roberts takes fifth straight LAGA title
July 12, 2010 in print edition on B1
Some entered just to beat him, others came from out of nowhere, and still more went after him with youthful exuberance. In the end, after two days of the Lawrence Amateur Golf Association’s annual city tournament, Conrad Roberts continued his reign, winning the LAGA city title in the championship flight for the fifth straight year.
Lawrence golf tourney could be better
July 12, 2010 in print edition on B1
The Lawrence Amateur Golf Association city championship is a good event. All good things must get better. It’s the American way.
Spain ends World Cup drought
July 12, 2010 in print edition on B1
Spain rules the soccer world at long, long last.
Creamer claims first major crown with U.S. Open win
July 12, 2010 in print edition on B2
Paula Creamer wondered a few months ago if she would ever play golf again the way her badly injured left thumb was hurting.
Pavin’s eyes fixed on this week’s British Open
July 12, 2010 in print edition on B2
All eyes in the world of golf will be on the British Open this week, none more keenly focused than those of Corey Pavin.
Sidewalk Sale turns 50
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A1
The organizers for Thursday’s 50th annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale don’t have anything special planned for the shopping extravaganza that draws thousands downtown each year.
Prestigious piano competition returns to KU
Institute attracts talented young musicians from around world
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A1
As some of the 75 talented young pianists converging on Kansas University this week can explain, at a certain point, playing the piano becomes a lot more than just pushing the right keys at the right times.
Cubicle creativity: Make over your office space for better workflow
July 12, 2010
Want to know if your workspace is organized? Give yourself the three-minute test.
Disasters: Some are preventable
July 12, 2010
Let’s talk about the BP oil disaster and its immeasurable destruction of the Gulf. While we’re at it, let’s talk about the immeasurable destruction in the Nigerian delta, destruction that has been going on continuously for 50 years. Or the 1979 138 million gallon Ixtoc oil spill in Mexico, about 35 million gallons of which still remains at the bottom of the Gulf.
Brush up on your Internet search skills
July 12, 2010
For all the information provided on the Web, it’s kind of ironic that it doesn’t come with an instruction manual.
Bargain shoppers: Pick up some tips for Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale deals
July 12, 2010
Most people take time off from work for vacations, getaways, days of relaxation.
New rules: KU play adds women’s perspective to Civil War, re-enactments
July 12, 2010
The second and final University Theatre production of the summer will give audiences a little of everything — humor, action, emotion and drama.
Summer reads for teens: Vampire saga, spooky sci-fi
July 12, 2010
“Love Bites” by Ellen Schrieber is unlike any other book I’ve read, although it reminds me a little of “Twilight.” How can it not, when there is a mortal girl with a vampire boyfriend? Not to mention that the girl, Raven, wants her boyfriend, Alexander, to change her into a vampire more than anything else.
‘Are we there yet?’ Travel experts offer tips for going on trips with kids
July 12, 2010
If vacations were all about the destination, they really would be the easiest way to relax and have fun. But most destinations come with a car ride, stint in the airport or travel of some exhausting sort.
Perfect piccata: Eldridge chef creates healthier version of favorite dish
July 12, 2010
Juli Frank of Lawrence was so thrilled when the Journal-World published the recipe for Free State Brewing Company’s Cheddar Ale Soup, she wrote us requesting instructions to make another favorite local dish, from TEN at the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass.
Summer trends will work into fall
July 12, 2010
The fashion industry is always at least one season ahead. While designers have been pumping out new fall looks on the runway, we’ve been sweating in Kansas. But there’s plenty of excellent fall fashions to get excited about. If you can’t handle the thought of trying on new pants, suede skirts, camel coats or thigh-highs, start small — look out for new fall accessories that will freshen your late-summer wardrobe and get you geared up for everything autumn.
Working style: Salon owner revels in demanding profession
July 12, 2010
“When I graduated from Lawrence School of Hairstyling in 1969, teachers said we’d probably enjoy about 10 good years in the business,” says Sandy Deshazer. “They warned us physical injuries were part and parcel of being in the profession, and we’d have to find something else to do.”
Build a home gym with low-cost equipment
July 12, 2010
Dropping the extra winter weight or deciding to firm up for swimsuit season takes all kinds of discipline and commitment. Financial discipline and commitment, however, are not among the requirements. For less than $125, you can afford the basic equipment you need for an overall workout at home, says Dallas trainer Pauline Stafford. Spend a little more and take your home gym to the next level.
Replacing faucet can spruce up any shower
July 12, 2010
With a little plumbing knowledge and a well-situated access panel, replacing a shower/tub faucet is a doable fix-it project.
One unhappy camper
July 12, 2010
Today might very well be my last column, and I want to take just a moment to thank you all for reading River City Jules these past eight months. But I am afraid our time together may be coming to an end, as this week I am doing a two-night stint at Cub Scout Camp that, based on my experience last summer, has the potential to land me either in an institution for overexposure to nature or in jail.
Correction due
Lawrence city commissioners should move ahead on a measure to opt out of the state’s new primary election rules.
July 12, 2010 in print edition on A9
Primary elections serve an important role in allowing voters to get acquainted with candidates and cast informed ballots not only in the primaries but in the subsequent general elections.