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Archive for Sunday, July 25, 2010

Also from July 25

Births
Blog entries
Couples
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Kilimanjaro climb The day in photos, July 25, 2010
Polls
Do you ever donate unwanted household goods to charity?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
94%
No
 
5%
Total 763
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Recent high school graduates Harrison Scheib, from left, Chase McElhaney and Tim Thompson recently traveled to Haiti, where they helped build a school for an orphanage. Recent grads use summer vacation to build school in Haiti
July 24, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Chase McElhaney wasn’t surprised his good friend Harrison Scheib asked him and friend Tim Thompson to go on a trip for the summer.
6:00 a.m.
Darian Barr, 12, Lawrence, shows her pet teddy bear hamster, Skittles, to the judge Saturday at the 4-H Pet Show. The show was part of the Douglas County Fair, which brought in a small collection of hand pets of different kinds. 4-H hand pets steal show at fairgrounds
July 25, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Nikki-Lee Aguilar, a 14-year-old member of the Clinton Eagles 4-H club, has cats, dogs and cows at her Lecompton home.
10:00 a.m.
Kayse Aschenbrenner, director of animal welfare and cruelty investigation at the Lawrence Humane Society, 1805 E. 19th St.,   plays with a dog that was brought in after it was found abandoned in an apartment with another dog. Both dogs are now ready for adoption. Humane Society steps up for pets
July 25, 2010 in print edition on 1A
As Kayse Aschenbrenner, director of animal welfare at the Lawrence Humane Society, playfully rubs the belly of a husky mix named Sandy, it’s hard to imagine that a few months ago someone abandoned Sandy and another dog, Tony, at an apartment.
2:00 p.m.
Senate race a tangle of attacks
July 25, 2010 in print edition on 1A
In a number of television ads, Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt — both conservative U.S. House members by almost every measurement — are trying to depict each other as unqualified to lead because of past votes.
6:00 p.m.
Working the crowd with a Morgan silver dollar in his hand, Richard Anderson, of Baldwin City, helped auctioneer Mark Elston, left, go through a sale of old coins at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The new rush for silver and gold
July 25, 2010 in print edition on 1A
A boom town this is not.

All stories

Tonganoxie man killed in fatal Turnpike accident
July 25, 2010 in print edition on A3
Jeffrey Jacobs was driving his 2000 GMC SUV eastbound in Kansas City, Kan., near the Kansas Speedway when the vehicle entered the ditch on the south side of the road, according to a report from the Kansas Turnpike.
Outrage machine is hard at work
July 25, 2010 in print edition on B7
Last week, the conservative outrage machine tried to chew up Shirley Sherrod. You are familiar with that machine if you have access to the Internet or Fox News. As the name implies, it exists to stoke and maintain a state of perpetual apoplexy on the political right by feeding it a never-ending stream of perceived sins against conservative orthodoxy.
New political landscape has no middle ground
July 25, 2010 in print edition on B7
First he ran away from his own party on campaign finance. Next he ran at the heart of the congressional ethos by taking on Big Pork. Then he ran against the anointed darling of the Republicans, Gov. George W. Bush.
Political divide stymies problem solving
July 25, 2010 in print edition on B6
From afar, Washington increasingly looks as if it has descended into tribalism. We’ve always had our factions, so some of the splintering is not new. But the degree to which leaders exist simply to perpetuate their tribe seems at an alarming high, thanks to the payback cycle tracing through Bill Clinton’s impeachment and George W. Bush’s contested 2000 victory.
Behind the Lens: Obtain permission before taking a photo
July 25, 2010 in print edition on D2
I have a Christmas Day memory of being choked around the neck by an individual upset with my photography.
Color cavalry
Kansas University and 26 other schools are rushing to the rescue of the University of Alabama in its battle to protect its university colors.
July 25, 2010 in print edition on B6
Talk about calling in the cavalry. The University of Alabama apparently needed some help in fighting an alleged trademark infringement by a sports artist, so College Licensing Company of Atlanta rounded up some support from among more than 200 universities that use its licensing protection services. Not to be left out of a trademark dispute, the Kansas University athletic department was one of 27 universities that answered the call.
Competition fierce for governorships
July 25, 2010 in print edition on B6
In this high-stakes election of 2010, much attention naturally focuses on Republican efforts to come back in Congress and the Democrats’ drive to retain their large majorities in the House and Senate.
Critter Care: New products make credit card a dog’s best friend
July 25, 2010 in print edition on D4
I’m starting to wonder whether I’m a pet owner who’s denying my cats and dogs the finer things in life.
Marvel hopes to replicate films’ success on the small screen
July 25, 2010 in print edition on D4
For years, Jeph Loeb has worked in two worlds: television and comics. Now he’s bringing those worlds together as executive vice president/head of television, a newly created division of Marvel Entertainment.
Boomer Girl Diary: I’m starting the Sweaty T-Shirt and No Makeup Society
July 25, 2010 in print edition on D1
While I appreciate the “let’s thumb our nose at the world” spirit, I’ve never gotten into the Red Hats.
Keeping cool with summer reading
July 25, 2010 in print edition on D1
Kansas is just as good as Hawaii when it comes to enjoying a beach read.
Toss the turf: Homeowners rally around lawn reform movement
July 25, 2010 in print edition on D7
When the suburb was invented in the 19th century, a pattern of landscaping was established that remains dominant, if not bullying.
Ease up but still enjoy gardening as you age
July 25, 2010 in print edition on D7
Sydney Eddison believes you can weed out loads of demanding yard work as you age without reducing the enjoyment of gardening.
Kovel’s Antiques: Modern Wemyss Ware still in circulation
July 25, 2010 in print edition on D8
Smiling pottery cats and flower-decorated pottery pigs have been made in Scotland since 1882.
Japanese beetle emerging as pest
July 25, 2010 in print edition on D8
Be on the lookout for little, shiny green insects feeding on your plants.
Poet’s Showcase: ‘Wonders’
July 25, 2010 in print edition on D3
Wonders are like dreams it is one place to escape.
Love and loss explored in compelling ‘Red Hook Road’
July 25, 2010 in print edition on D3
Ayelet Waldman’s new novel grabs the reader right away.
At the dawn of 3-D: Rock musician Brian May puts his focus on 1850s stereoscopic photography
July 25, 2010 in print edition on D3
In 1838, the year before Louis Daguerre and Henry Fox Talbot separately raced to announce discoveries in photography, Sir Charles Wheatstone developed drawings that laid the scientific foundations for 3-D imagery.
4-H hand pets steal show at fairgrounds
July 25, 2010 in print edition on B1
Nikki-Lee Aguilar, a 14-year-old member of the Clinton Eagles 4-H club, has cats, dogs and cows at her Lecompton home.
American softball rolls
No one has scored on U.S. in World Cup
July 25, 2010 in print edition on C2
Monica Abbott feels a different vibe on the national team that has put the United States back atop the softball world. She calls it “serious with a smile.”
Storylines to watch during NFL camps
July 25, 2010 in print edition on C2
Will Rex Ryan’s Jets play as big as the coach talks? Are the Patriots ready to put last year’s playoff debacle behind them?
Busch ekes out win in ‘clean’ race
July 25, 2010 in print edition on C2
Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski kept it clean. Kyle Busch kept on winning.
Latinos fleeing for fear of immigration law
July 25, 2010 in print edition on E8
Every time a customer buys some of the large fabric tote bags from the Dollar Store at 43rd Avenue and Thomas Road, Najmuddin Katchi sees another piece of his business vanish.
Despite oil, baby turtles released to Gulf
July 25, 2010 in print edition on E8
Federal biologists are releasing thousands of endangered baby sea turtles into the western Gulf of Mexico, betting that by the time the silver dollar-sized swimmers make it to the oil-fouled waters of the eastern Gulf, BP will have cleaned up its goopy mess.
How has Obama the CEO handled the oil spill?
July 25, 2010 in print edition on E8
As chief executive officer of America Inc., Barack Obama has walked the factory floor when it comes to managing the federal response to the Gulf oil spill, going directly to front-line workers.
Around and about in local business
July 25, 2010 in print edition on E1
News from local businesses for July 25, 2010.
Consumer tips for planning a funeral
July 25, 2010 in print edition on E1
A funeral is one of the steepest expenses we’ll face but many important decisions are made emotionally rather than with a close eye on costs.
Mortgages
July 25, 2010 in print edition on E1
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 72 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday. Breakdown by dollar value:
Bankruptcies
July 25, 2010 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing recently for bankruptcy protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
Horoscope for July 25, 2010
July 25, 2010 in print edition on D5
This year, you often discover that you are juggling different concerns and people. This trend could become tiresome. Perhaps the only solution might be to mix different elements. Observe a tendency toward black-and-white thinking, which prevents you from seeing alternatives. Surround yourself with different types of thinkers. If you are single, your popularity soars. Make sure that if you think you’ve found the right person, there is a fit. If you are attached, the two of you often are at odds. Respect your differences, and you will take the steam out of the pressure cooker. Aquarius is always a friend.
Phone group sues over radiation law
July 25, 2010 in print edition on E1
The wireless industry sued the city of San Francisco on Friday to stop a law that requires cell phone stores to post how much radio energy each model emits.
People in the news
July 25, 2010 in print edition on D5
People in the news for July 25, 2010.
Disney gives sneak peek of new Hawaiian resort
July 25, 2010 in print edition on D5
More than 80 years after Mickey Mouse piloted “Steamboat Willie” and whistled his way into the hearts of children across the world, he has finally reached the shores of Hawaii.
Slow response
July 25, 2010 in print edition on B7
A dog was left in a white vehicle in the parking lot of a local store in the late afternoon of July 21. The windows were down three inches. I phoned 911 and was told someone else had also phoned in regard to the dog and was assured help was on the way. No help arrived. Later, I asked store personnel and a security guard if an announcement could be made to the owner of the vehicle. While the guard assured me everything would be “taken care of,” no announcement was made.
Tax march
July 25, 2010 in print edition on B7
Our county lawgivers have surprised us with a healthy proposed property tax increase of almost 16 percent. As a result, the county portion of our property taxes will have increased 57 percent over the last seven years.
City commission agenda for July 27, 2010
Requests to close downtown streets for parties considered
July 25, 2010 in print edition on B8
The Lawrence city commission agenda for the July 27, 2010 meeting.
40 years ago: Troopers helping local police
July 25, 2010
For four consecutive nights, the local police force had been supplemented by 25 Kansas Highway Patrol troopers.
25 years ago: Planning Commission approves program permit
July 25, 2010
The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission unanimously approved a permit that would allow the Kansas Women’s Substance Abuse Services to operate its First Step program at 906 Connecticut and 908-910 Connecticut.
100 years ago: Theft observed by local youths
July 25, 2010 in print edition on B6
This morning at 11 o’clock George Harris and Charles Lavin broke into the home of D. Manrose, 825 Conn. street, and stole a new $15 revolver and a fountain pen.
Solar car challenge stops in Garden City
July 25, 2010 in print edition on B5
High school students driving solar-powered cars from Texas to Colorado have taken a pit stop in western Kansas.
Topeka drops case involving holstered gun
July 25, 2010 in print edition on B5
The city of Topeka has dropped its criminal case against a man who carried a holstered handgun in a mall.
Democrats aim to revive economy
July 25, 2010 in print edition on B5
Economic recovery ranks high on the list of issues for Kansas 3rd District Congressional Democratic candidates Stephene Moore and Thomas Scherer.
Other Republicans take pride in everyman résumés
July 25, 2010 in print edition on B4
For the Aug. 3 Republican primary election, voters will find the 3rd District U.S. congressional ballot saturated with options.
GOP front-runners focus on spending
July 25, 2010 in print edition on B4
Considered the forerunners among the nine candidates for the Republican nomination for 3rd District Congress, Patricia Lightner and Kevin Yoder each listed the economy, new health care legislation and cutting back federal government as the biggest issues in this election.
State firefighters sought for 2011 calendar
July 25, 2010 in print edition on B3
The Kansas Firefighters Museum is looking for candidates for its first calendar.
Breakfast features GOP candidates
July 25, 2010 in print edition on B2
Republican voters forked up biscuits and gravy Saturday in Tonganoxie with a dash of last-minute campaigning from GOP candidates looking for votes in the Aug. 3 primary.
Conference to highlight Underground Railroad era
July 25, 2010 in print edition on B3
Even though it has been more than 150 years since cabins, houses and churches scattered across northeast Kansas were once hideouts for escaping slaves, the history is still visible.
U.S. Senate candidates clash over who’s most conservative
July 25, 2010 in print edition on B1
The race between two Republican congressmen vying for an open U.S. Senate seat has turned nasty in debates and political ads.
Seeing Mt. Kilimanjaro puts journey in perspective
July 25, 2010 in print edition on B1
The bus pulled back onto the highway after our lunch break in Moshi, and only then did the magnitude of our accomplishment begin to set in.
Gadget makers forced to look at links to war
Law requires firms to check whether minerals came from rebel-controlled mines
July 25, 2010 in print edition on A8
Does that smart phone in your pocket contribute to rape and murder in the depths of Africa? Soon, you’ll know: A new U.S. law requires companies to certify whether their products contain minerals from rebel-controlled mines in Congo and surrounding countries.
Iran says it has 100 vessels for each U.S. warship
July 25, 2010 in print edition on A7
The former naval chief for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said the country has set aside 100 military vessels to confront each warship from the U.S. or any other foreign power that might pose a threat, an Iranian newspaper reported Saturday.
Dying faces and body bags: How trauma hits a U.S. unit
July 25, 2010 in print edition on A7
More than half a year after one of the deadliest battles ever waged by U.S. forces in Afghanistan, the men of Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry are still fighting in — and with — their memories.
Love Parade panic spurs deadly stampede
July 25, 2010 in print edition on A6
At least 19 people died and more than 300 were injured on Saturday when revelers at the Love Parade music festival in the western German city of Duisburg set off a stampede in a crowded access tunnel, police said.
2 U.S. Navy service members missing
July 25, 2010 in print edition on A6
Two U.S. Navy service members disappeared in a dangerous area of eastern Afghanistan, prompting a massive air and ground search and appeals on local radio stations for their safe return, NATO and Afghan officials said Saturday.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
July 25, 2010 in print edition on A5
Road work projects scheduled for the week starting July 25, 2010.
Flooding closes Chicago interstate, damages Iowa dam
July 25, 2010 in print edition on A4
Standing water on Chicago-area expressways turned what should have been an easy Saturday morning drive into a soggy, snarled mess after heavy rains across the Midwest closed roads, stranded residents and punched a hole through an Iowa dam.
Cleanup crews in ‘cat-and-mouse’ game with weather
July 25, 2010 in print edition on A3
Crews hurried to get back to work on plugging BP’s leaky oil well Saturday after Tropical Storm Bonnie fizzled, and engineers hoped for a window of clear weather long enough to stop the gusher for good.
Oyster clan faces another in series of disasters
July 25, 2010 in print edition on A3
As survival stories go, the Voisins have a gem: It goes back more than 200 years ago when the first members of their family to set foot on Louisiana soil weathered a monster storm in spectacular fashion, clinging to their porch while others were washed away.
Eastern U.S. cooks in summer heat
July 25, 2010 in print edition on A2
Another wave of oppressive heat clamped down on a broad swath of Eastern states on Saturday, with temperatures in the high 90s and 100s and residents scrambling for shade or just staying indoors.
U.S. aircraft carrier ups pressure on N. Korea
July 25, 2010 in print edition on A2
A massive nuclear-powered U.S. supercarrier began maneuvers today with ally South Korea in a potent show of force, four months after the sinking of a South Korean warship. North Korea threatened the exercises could lead to nuclear war.
Say cheese, your majesty: Royals expand online presence with Flickr
July 25, 2010 in print edition on A2
These aren’t your average family snapshots.
Khmer Rouge chief awaits verdict
July 25, 2010 in print edition on A2
A U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal was expected to issue a decision Monday in the trial of the Khmer Rouge’s chief jailer and torturer — the first verdict involving a leader of the genocidal regime that created Cambodia’s killing fields.
51 bodies found at dumping ground
July 25, 2010 in print edition on A2
Investigators said Saturday they have found 51 corpses in two days of digging in a field near a trash dump outside the northern city of Monterrey, as excavations continued at one of the largest clandestine body dumping grounds in Mexico’s bloody drug war.
Guard, Reserve suicide rates climb
July 25, 2010 in print edition on A2
Suicides among Army and Air National Guard and Reserve troops have spiked this year, and the military is at a loss to explain why.
Obama, GOP spar over economy
July 25, 2010 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama derided an economic plan from the top House Republican as repeating job-killing policies of the past that help drive the country into recession.
Medical marijuana to be allowed in some VA clinics
July 25, 2010 in print edition on A1
Patients treated at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics will be able to use medical marijuana in the 14 states where it’s legal, according to new federal guidelines.
Senate race a tangle of attacks
July 25, 2010 in print edition on A1
In a number of television ads, Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt — both conservative U.S. House members by almost every measurement — are trying to depict each other as unqualified to lead because of past votes.
Humane Society steps up for pets
Resources for owners, education campaigns aim to cut abuse
July 25, 2010 in print edition on A1
As Kayse Aschenbrenner, director of animal welfare at the Lawrence Humane Society, playfully rubs the belly of a husky mix named Sandy, it’s hard to imagine that a few months ago someone abandoned Sandy and another dog, Tony, at an apartment.
KU safeties looking to model their games after Stuckey
July 25, 2010 in print edition on C1
In his four different coaching stops, Robert Wimberly has never seen a position group quite like this year’s Kansas University safeties.
Secondary options: Shealy thrilled with KU’s depth at cornerback
July 25, 2010 in print edition on C1
Kansas University cornerbacks coach Vic Shealy feels like — in terms of numbers — he’s one of the wealthiest coaches on the Jayhawks’ staff.
The new rush for silver and gold
Buyers staking claims to coins
July 25, 2010 in print edition on A1
A boom town this is not.
Marcus Morris watches, learns at showcase scrimmage
July 25, 2010 in print edition on C1
Marcus Morris sat in the Thomas and Mack Center stands on Saturday night on the outskirts of UNLV’s campus in Las Vegas.
Finally, Dawson headed to Hall
Herzog, Harvey, Miller, Madden also to be inducted
July 25, 2010 in print edition on C6
Andre Dawson will be inducted today into the Baseball Hall of Fame, part of a class that also features former manager Whitey Herzog, umpire Doug Harvey, broadcaster Jon Miller and sports writer Bill Madden.
Cactus win pair
July 25, 2010 in print edition on C3
Lawrence’s Cactus went 2-0 on Saturday in the Hap Dumont NBC 18U World Series, defeating the Wichita Shockers, 4-1, and the Midwest Bruins, 11-9.
Contador to seal victory
Cyclist a near lock to capture crown
July 25, 2010 in print edition on C5
Wiping away tears, Alberto Contador is ready for the champagne to flow. After three daunting weeks of crashes, biting cold, fog and searing heat, he is set to become the Tour de France champion again.
Davies avoids A-Rod; Royals top Yankees, 7-4
July 25, 2010 in print edition on C1
The last thing that Kyle Davies wanted to do was allow another milestone home run to Alex Rodriguez.
Herzog a noble skipper
July 25, 2010 in print edition on C1
Keeping the game enjoyable for the players is no way for a baseball manager to gain genius status.