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Archive for Friday, July 23, 2010

Also from July 23

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, July 23, 2010
Polls
Are you satisfied with the job that Kenneth Feinberg, the Obama Administration’s bank executives "pay czar" is doing?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
70%
Yes
 
18%
Not sure
 
10%
Total 842
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
An overview of the changes coming to the Lawrence Transit System's routes on Aug. 2. Guide outlines transit changes
July 22, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Transit officials are looking forward to improving service, attracting more customers and more closely matching supply with demand when it comes to getting riders from here to there and back.
6:00 a.m.
Shanda Wright, 17, paints a bench under a studio light at Van Go, Inc. Wednesday, July 21, 2010. Young Lawrence artists will debut 20 benches as part of the Benchmark 2010 program. Young Lawrence artists to unveil painted benches
July 21, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Grace Miller has been working all summer on a memorial bench that she will finally unveil to her client on Friday.
10:00 a.m.
Finding places that allow you to carry a concealed weapon in Lawrence is not hard, Journal-World reporter Chad Lawhorn found. A new law that went into effect July 1 makes it even easier to obtain a concealed carry permit. Concerns mount over new gun law
July 23, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Drunken driving. Carrying a firearm while under the influence of alcohol. Attempted suicide. Prior to July 1, all those situations were red flags for the Kansas Attorney General’s office when deciding whether to issue a permit for someone to carry a concealed handgun.
2:00 p.m.
Taylor Manning, a Free State High graduate, has returned to Lawrence to play volleyball for the Jayhawks. She played for Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla., last season. Returning home: Former Firebird Manning transfers to play volleyball for Jayhawks
July 23, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Twenty-five years ago, Julie Manning endured every emotion in the book while watching her boyfriend and future husband play basketball at Kansas University. Today, she spends her days preparing to watch her oldest child, Taylor Manning, suit up for the same school, albeit in a different sport.
6:00 p.m.
In this file photo, Robert Walzel, dean of Kansas University’s School of Music, is pictured in Murphy Hall, KU campus. Meet the dean: Head of KU’s School of Music tackles challenges of reorganization
July 23, 2010 in print edition on 1C
Nearly 35 years since he last stepped foot in Lawrence as a junior high student attending music camp, Robert Walzel returns to run the college program.

All stories

Pyle emphasizes differences from incumbent Jenkins in 2nd District GOP race
July 23, 2010 in print edition on B1
The Republican Party primary for the 2nd Congressional District features the classic split in the GOP.
Brownback reports more than $2 million in fundraising for governor’s race
July 23, 2010 in print edition on B2
A spokeswoman says U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback has raised more than $2 million in his campaign for Kansas governor.
Three Democrats seek 2nd District nomination
July 23, 2010 in print edition on B1
Two relative unknown candidates and one who created a stir in the political world two years ago are running for the Democratic Party nomination in the 2nd U.S. House District.
Leukemia survivor shares story, encourages participation in Lawrence’s Light the Night event
KU grad highlights Oct. 9 event against cancer
July 23, 2010 in print edition on B3
It was supposed to be a day of celebration for Kansas University graduate and Washington Post reporter Annie Gowen. The KU men’s basketball team had won the national championship the day before, and her newspaper was abuzz with the announcement of winning six Pulitzer prizes. But earlier that day in 2008, Gowen was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous, a potentially deadly form of leukemia.
Kobach says questions about Obama’s citizenship fair without details
July 23, 2010 in print edition on B2
A candidate for Kansas secretary of state says President Barack Obama could end questions about his citizenship with more disclosure.
Revenue department: Lawrence business paid back taxes, can reopen
July 23, 2010 in print edition on B3
A Kansas Department of Revenue spokeswoman said University Audio Inc. in Lawrence can reopen Friday because the owner paid about $8,000 in sales tax owed to the state.
In Cold Blood’ prosecutor authors Wild West musical
July 23, 2010 in print edition on B8
Fifty years after prosecuting one of the biggest murder trials in Kansas history, Duane West has penned a musical he hopes will someday play on Broadway.
New Kansas child pornography law lets victims sue for damages
July 23, 2010
Kansas Attorney General Steve Six is working with a national group to publicize a new state law aimed at victims of child pornography.
Schleck wins stage, but Contador closes in on title
July 23, 2010 in print edition on B2
Alberto Contador never wavered. Under a blistering attack from Andy Schleck, the Spaniard tightened his grip on a third Tour de France title in four years by matching every acceleration his rival threw at him during the ride up a fabled Pyrenean climb in Thursday’s 17th stage.
Approval sought for retreat near outskirts of Lawrence
July 23, 2010 in print edition on B7
Plans are moving closer to reality for a corporate retreat at the northwestern edge of Lawrence.
Incoming freshman Edwards’ football career possibly done
July 23, 2010
Sources close to the Journal-World confirmed Thursday that the football career of incoming KU freshman football player Jeremiah Edwards likely is over.
Rec calendar
July 23, 2010 in print edition on B2
Area sports opportunities for July 23, 2010.
Hello kitty: Baby leopards make Paris zoo debut
July 23, 2010 in print edition on C10
A Paris zoo has announced the birth of two rare Southeast Asian clouded leopards.
Sister monument to Stonehenge?
July 23, 2010 in print edition on C10
Scientists scouring the area around Stonehenge said Thursday they have uncovered a circular structure only a few hundred yards from the world famous monument.
More than 1,600 pot plants seized
July 23, 2010 in print edition on B8
Authorities in southeast Kansas have seized more than 1,600 marijuana plants growing in rural Woodson County. Now, they’re looking for whoever was growing the illegal weed.
Couple found dead in Merriam apartment
July 23, 2010 in print edition on B8
Police in northeast Kansas say they’re not seeking any suspects in the deaths of a man and woman in a Johnson County apartment.
Advocate should lead consumer bureau
July 23, 2010 in print edition on B7
Barack Obama promised enormous change in how our government was run.
GM takes on subprime car loans
July 23, 2010 in print edition on B7
General Motors is getting into the subprime lending business. And that means taxpayers are, too. But these car loans aren’t as risky as you might think.
Starz reintroduces the miniseries
July 23, 2010 in print edition on B6
If you don’t look at the calendar, you could swear it was fall sweeps. Or maybe 1997.
People in the news
July 23, 2010 in print edition on B6
People in the news for July 23, 2010.
Horoscope for July 23, 2010
July 23, 2010 in print edition on B6
This year, you come up with excellent solutions when focused. Perhaps you spend too much time judging your performance at work and in other areas. Realize what you have to offer as opposed to what you don’t do well. If you are single, someone very different easily could sashay into your life. If you are attached, the two of you can gain through pursuing a hobby together or perhaps actually planning that special trip. Capricorn might push you harder than you want.
25 years ago: Expansion to Deerfield School considered
July 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
An estimated $1 million expansion to Deerfield School was under discussion. Lawrence school officials were interviewing architects and hoped to make their choice by August. The addition was part of a long-range plan to reorganize the school district and would make Deerfield a “model” school, as defined by the district’s boundary and enrollment committee. According to that definition, a “model” school would include full-time librarians, counselors, nurse-educators and developmental first grade.
40 years ago: Coroner’s jury clears patrolman of wrongdoing in shooting death
July 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
A coroner’s jury exonerated Patrolman William Garrett of wrongdoing in the recent shooting death of Rick Dowdell. The inquest had been closely supervised during the proceedings and there were no disturbances reported. Afterwards, Lawrence passed through its second night of relative calm after the five nights of violence.
100 years ago: Second case of infantile paralysis reported
July 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 23, 1910: “The second case of the dread infantile paralysis to occur in Douglas county was reported this morning near Stull. The little girl is unable to move her left arm, and the disease threatens to spread to other members gradually. “
Costs of war
July 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
I’ve been listening to the political debates between Moran and Tiahrt arguing as to who is the more conservative and who hates Pelosi and immigrants more, telling us how much Obama’s policies will cost the American taxpayers. I have yet to hear them or the other tea bag members mention how much the war is costing taxpayers. It is as if the Magic War Fairy covers the cost of policing the world and it does not cost the taxpayer anything.
Headquarters history
July 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
Thanks to the Lawrence Arts Center for hosting the panel discussions, presentations and exhibitions regarding Lawrence during the turbulent 1969-1972 era. The July 13 program was an evening of great stories, revealing pictures, history reminders and thought-provoking insights.
Feds work to put price on damage
July 23, 2010 in print edition on C10
The marsh is soaked with oil and the grass is dying. It’s a common sight on the Gulf coast these days, and it’s nothing new for Robert Nailon.
Share the road
July 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
Last week, a few members of the Lawrence Bicycle Club were riding on Louisiana Street near 1100 Road when a man in a black pickup truck pulled alongside them, shouted at them to ride single file and threatened to run them over. Before leaving the scene, the driver did, in fact, strike one of the cyclists, knocking him off the road. The rider sustained minor injuries, and his bike sustained a good deal of damage. The driver fled and has not been found.
Settlement reached in hit-run fatality
July 23, 2010 in print edition on A4
The parents of hit-and-run victim Ryan Kanost were in court Thursday afternoon after reaching a settlement agreement with the man convicted of being responsible for their son’s death.
Seminar discusses health reform impact
July 23, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce will present a seminar and panel discussion Tuesday morning on the federal health care reform’s impact on small employers.
Pump patrol
July 23, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.52 at several stations.
POP art exhibit reflects culture
July 23, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Lawrence Arts Center gallery will transform into a popular culture extravaganza tonight.
Lawrence man reports tools, radio stolen
July 23, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 27-year-old man reported Wednesday the theft of property from the 2300 block of Iowa Street.
GOP primary for governor a study in contrasts
July 23, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Republican gubernatorial primary features a campaign between a U.S. senator who wants his chance leading the state’s executive branch and a political newcomer who says the public is ready for a shakeup.
Hope for economy seen in manufacturing
July 23, 2010 in print edition on A2
People aren’t spending money like they used to. Unemployment is still flirting with double digits. And the housing market is still shaky. So the future looks bleak for the economy, right?
Renewal of tax cuts may be only temporary
July 23, 2010 in print edition on A2
Many Americans could be hit with a big tax increase in the next two or three years despite President Barack Obama’s repeated promises to shield the middle class from higher rates.
Ships leave spill site ahead of storm
July 23, 2010 in print edition on A2
Key ships stationed over BP’s crippled well in the Gulf of Mexico were ordered to evacuate Thursday ahead of Tropical Storm Bonnie, and engineers have grown so confident in the leaky cap fixed to the well head that they will leave it closed while they are gone.
Ties with Colombia severed
July 23, 2010 in print edition on A2
President Hugo Chavez severed Venezuela’s diplomatic relations with Colombia on Thursday over claims he harbors guerrillas, and he charged that his neighbor’s leader could attempt to provoke a war.
Question for jury: Was he just talking?
July 23, 2010 in print edition on A2
As Rod Blagojevich’s attorneys prepare to make their last pitch to jurors, their closing arguments may come down to this: The former Illinois governor wasn’t capable of doing anything but talk. And talk.
Kosovo’s independence deemed legal
July 23, 2010 in print edition on A2
The United Nations’ highest court ruled Thursday that Kosovo’s declaration of independence was legal, dealing a blow to Serbia, which vowed never to accept its former province as a separate state and warned the ruling could embolden separatist movements around the world.
Lawrence resident Walt Houk recalls second cousin and former MLB manager Ralph Houk
July 23, 2010 in print edition on B3
Walt Houk, who coached youth and semi-pro baseball in Lawrence for 35 years, paid tribute to his beloved second cousin every single game he worked.
Obama signs unemployment bill
July 23, 2010 in print edition on A2
Federal checks could begin flowing again as early as next week to millions of jobless people who lost up to seven weeks of unemployment benefits in a congressional standoff.
KU’s Geubelle ninth at junior worlds
July 23, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University sophomore Andrea Geubelle placed ninth in the triple jump at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships on Thursday. Geubelle was the top American finisher in the event.
U.S. drops from 1st to 12th place in college completion
July 23, 2010 in print edition on A1
The United States has fallen from first to 12th in the share of adults ages 25 to 34 with postsecondary degrees, according to a new report from the College Board.
Former Jayhawk Chalmers in town to give back
July 23, 2010 in print edition on B1
Clutching a pair of crutches, Mario Chalmers climbed out of an SUV in front of The Oread Hotel at 6 p.m. Thursday, eager to join 150 or so guests at a mixer/auction to benefit cancer research.
Returning home: Former Firebird Manning transfers to play volleyball for Jayhawks
July 23, 2010 in print edition on B1
Twenty-five years ago, Julie Manning endured every emotion in the book while watching her boyfriend and future husband play basketball at Kansas University. Today, she spends her days preparing to watch her oldest child, Taylor Manning, suit up for the same school, albeit in a different sport.
Manchester United’s like the Yankees, right?
July 23, 2010 in print edition on B1
One cliché question, above all others, would reveal me as an Ugly American in the soccer world, a shallow, football-, basketball- and baseball-loving ignoramus unworthy of the honor of interviewing an athlete from the most popular sports franchise in all the world.
Concerns mount over new gun law
July 23, 2010 in print edition on A1
Drunken driving. Carrying a firearm while under the influence of alcohol. Attempted suicide. Prior to July 1, all those situations were red flags for the Kansas Attorney General’s office when deciding whether to issue a permit for someone to carry a concealed handgun.
A-Rod tags No. 599; Yanks rip K.C.
July 23, 2010 in print edition on B4
On an odd night in the Bronx, Alex Rodriguez did what comes normally to him. He hit yet another home run on his march through the record book. The slugger hit No. 599 to help the Yankees pull away and beat the Kansas City Royals, 10-4, Thursday in a game of never-seen-that-before plays.
Kansas City trades infielder Callaspo to Angels for pair of pitchers
July 23, 2010 in print edition on B2
The Los Angeles Angels made a move to boost their offense on Thursday, acquiring infielder Alberto Callaspo from the Kansas City Royals for pitchers Sean O’Sullivan and Will Smith.
Just the facts
An embarrassing situation at the U.S. Department of Agriculture this week could have been avoided if someone had pursued the facts before rushing to judgment.
July 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
Radio broadcaster Paul Harvey used to introduce his famous comment segments by saying “And now, the rest of the story.”
Are Dems eyeing lame-duck session?
July 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
Barack Obama’s considerable political capital, earned on Election Day 2008, is spent. Well spent, mind you, on the enactment of a highly ideological agenda of Obamacare, financial reform and a near trillion-dollar stimulus that will significantly transform the country. But spent nonetheless. There’s nothing left with which to complete his social-democratic ambitions. This would have to await the renewed mandate that would come with a second inaugural.
‘Cyrus’ a fresh spin on romantic triangle
July 23, 2010 in print edition on C2
Like circus plate-spinners, indie moviemaking siblings Jay and Mark Duplass keep several levels of emotions aloft at once.
Meet the dean: Head of KU’s School of Music tackles challenges of reorganization
July 23, 2010 in print edition on C1
Nearly 35 years since he last stepped foot in Lawrence as a junior high student attending music camp, Robert Walzel returns to run the college program.
Net Worth: Irksome e-mail exchanges lead to comedic cat fancy
July 23, 2010 in print edition on C1
I’ve had at least five people this week say, “You’ve got to write about that cat thing.”