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Archive for Monday, July 26, 2010

Also from July 26

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Fire rips through Lecompton cabinet store
Polls
Should fingerprints made during an arrest be used later by the FBI or immigration officials to determine whether someone is an illegal immigrant?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
86%
No
 
10%
Not sure
 
2%
Total 1096
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Whitney Gudgel coordinates the Buddy Program for the Douglas County AIDS Project. The program pairs local residents living with HIV and AIDS with volunteers who provide help with daily tasks and also friendly companionship. Buddies support AIDS patients
July 26, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Every day is a routine for Robert. Wake up, make coffee, feed and let the dog out, check the mail — a fairly average routine except for the 25 pills Robert has to remember to take every day. Fatigue also sets in easily, transforming simple tasks into tiring activities. Robert is living with AIDS.
10:00 a.m.
Volunteer workers Jeffrey Clark, left, and Danny Dixon sort through clothes that were dropped off at Penn House, 1035 Pa. Penn House is one of several social service agencies in town that accept used clothing and goods for resale or distribution to low-income residents. From trash to treasure: Agencies make good use of cast-offs left behind by students on the move
July 26, 2010 in print edition on 1A
In just a week, the Big Move will be upon us. That’s when seemingly half of Lawrence packs their belongings and moves to a new house or apartment.
6:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Sickman, 3, plays a puzzle game with her brother Nicholas Hernandez, 7. Brooklyn was severely injured last fall when an unhinged barn gate fell on her. Her doctors say she is making a remarkable recovery. Getting back to playtime
July 26, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Last September, Brooklyn Sickman, 3, was playing on an unhinged 300-pound barn gate when the gate fell on her head. The impact caused breaks in Brooklyn’s cheekbones, sinus cavity, the right orbit around her eye and the back of her head. For two months, she remained at the hospital. While there, she battled for her life. The accident caused her to lose sight in both eyes, and she had several seizures and was in a coma.

All stories

Fire reported at Lecompton cabinet store
06:57 p.m., July 26, 2010 Updated 09:27 p.m. in print edition on A3
A business in Lecomton caught fire Monday evening.
Traffic slows on Kansas Turnpike because of truck fire
05:09 p.m., July 26, 2010 Updated 05:19 p.m.
Crews have extinguished a fire on a semitrailer Monday afternoon on the Kansas Turnpike about 13 miles east of the West Lawrence exit, a dispatcher for the Kansas Turnpike Authority said.
Incumbent has big lead in fundraising in race for state treasurer
July 26, 2010
Democratic State Treasurer Dennis McKinney has a big fundraising lead over the lone Republican opponent in the Kansas race.
Lawrence city leaders shelve plans for water, sewer rate increases
Trash service fee hike also reduced
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A1
It looks like Lawrence residents won’t be paying higher water and sewer rates in 2011 after all.
Brownback amasses nearly $1.2 million in funds for gubernatorial race
Candidates statewide file finance reports
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A5
Republican Sen. Sam Brownback has stockpiled more than $1.1 million for his fall campaign for Kansas governor.
Statehouse Live: Tiahrt, Moran trade shots over endorsement
Guns raised as issue in Senate race
04:30 p.m., July 26, 2010 Updated 05:50 p.m. in print edition on A3
U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt touted his endorsement by the Kansas State Rifle Association, and criticized rival U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran after KSRA President Patricia Stoneking accused Moran’s staff of threatening her. Moran’s campaign denied the allegation.
Kansas Bioscience Authority joins USDA’s network for research, development
Network can help NBAF get head start
03:20 p.m., July 26, 2010 Updated 04:44 p.m. in print edition on A3
Kansas entrepreneurs, startups, researchers and various commercial enterprises will be able to tap into the world’s most prolific agricultural research operation for knowledge, under a partnership announced Monday with the Kansas Bioscience Authority.
Kansas Bioscience Authority Board re-elects officers
July 26, 2010
Former Gov. John Carlin remains chairman of the Kansas Bioscience Authority, having been reelected to the post by the organization’s 11-member boad of directors.
Health Care Reform Act major point of contention in Insurance Commissioner race
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A3
The biggest issue facing the Kansas Insurance Commissioner race is how each candidate plans to address the Health Care Reform Act.
Statehouse Live: Brownback says feds should complete the border fence
11:42 a.m., July 26, 2010 Updated 11:51 a.m. in print edition on A3
Brownback faces Joan Heffington of Derby in the GOP contest. The winner will face state Sen. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City.
Woman drowns in Marais des Cygnes River in Ottawa
10:54 a.m., July 26, 2010 Updated 01:56 p.m. in print edition on A3
A woman drowned in the Marais des Cygnes River Monday morning after apparently falling from a bridge that leads into downtown Ottawa, an emergency dispatcher said.
County commissioners to look at cutting proposed spending for economic development, open space
Commissioners still envisions some rate hike
09:17 a.m., July 26, 2010 Updated 04:08 p.m. in print edition on A1
Douglas County commissioners are whittling away at a proposed property tax increase, and they’re set to decide Tuesday morning just how much deeper they’re willing to cut.
Westar looking to add 200 megawatts of wind power to its portfolio
July 26, 2010 in print edition on B7
Kansas’ largest electric utility is taking bids on contracts for an additional 200 megawatts of electricity from renewable resources such as wind.
Hearing for former Westar executives slated for Thursday
July 26, 2010 in print edition on B7
A hearing is scheduled Tuesday for two former Westar Energy Inc. executives accused of conspiring to loot the Kansas utility.
K-State running out of on-campus housing
July 26, 2010 in print edition on B7
Kansas State University says it needs some help from the city of Manhattan to respond to a high demand for on-campus housing.
Lawrence man arrested after incident outside bar
05:05 a.m., July 26, 2010 Updated 05:54 p.m. in print edition on A4
Prosecutors also charged a 40-year-old Lawrence man with two counts of misdemeanor battery after an incident early Monday outside a Lawrence bar.
‘Inception’ trumps ‘Salt’ with $43.5M
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A9
Leonardo DiCaprio’s “Inception” has won a battle of superstar action thrillers over Angelina Jolie’s “Salt” at the weekend box office.
America, China should get acquainted
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A7
The fates of the United States and China have become linked in ways no one could have imagined 30 years ago.
Eroding law
Changes in the state’s concealed carry law make it easier to get a license and harder to be prosecuted for mixing guns and alcohol.
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A7
Even the president of the Kansas State Rifle Association acknowledged to a Journal-World reporter last week that guns and alcohol generally are a bad combination. It just seems like common sense that the state shouldn’t make it harder to enforce laws against someone carrying a concealed firearm while under the influence of alcohol.
Kidcast: Deidric Voigt
July 26, 2010
The kidcast weather segment for July 26, 2010.
Moving out? Get your full deposit back
July 26, 2010
If you are moving out of a rental property, follow these simple steps to get your full security deposit back.
Lied Center seeking ushers for fall events
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Lied Center of Kansas is looking for volunteer ushers for the upcoming fall semester.
Lawrence man arrested following domestic dispute
July 26, 2010
A 20-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early Sunday morning following a domestic dispute.
KU junior wins soccer crown
July 26, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University junior Emily Cressy recorded an assist on the game-winning goal Sunday as the Eagles Soccer Club earned its third national championship with a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Rush in the U.S. National Women’s U-23 Cup final at the Overland Park Soccer Complex.
Contador wins third Tour de France title
July 26, 2010 in print edition on B2
Alberto Contador stood atop the podium at the Tour de France on Sunday for the third time in four years, struggling to rein in his emotions as Spain’s national anthem echoed across the wide boulevard of the Champs-Elysees.
Jordanian police nab ‘lettuce lady’ at protest
July 26, 2010 in print edition on B10
An animal rights activist has caused a stir in Jordan’s capital by covering herself in lettuce in a quirky attempt to persuade Middle Eastern meat lovers to go vegetarian.
Ukraine Putin promises bright future for expelled spies
Agents had ‘a very difficult fate’ living in American society, Russian prime minister says
July 26, 2010 in print edition on B10
Vladimir Putin says he met with the Russian spies who were expelled from the United States, joining them in singing an unofficial KGB anthem and promising them good jobs and a bright future back in their homeland.
Report details plight of mentally ill detainees in U.S.
July 26, 2010 in print edition on B10
Thousands of mentally disabled immigrants are entangled in deportation proceedings each year with little or no legal help, leaving them distraught, defenseless and detained as their fates are decided.
Russians elect 1st black councilman
Move seen as national milestone
July 26, 2010 in print edition on B10
People in this Russian town used to stare at Jean Gregoire Sagbo because they had never seen a black man. Now they say they see in him something equally rare — an honest politician.
Key omission found in memo to destroy CIA terror tapes
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A10
When the CIA sent word in 2005 to destroy scores of videos showing waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics, there was an unusual omission in the memo: the names of two agency lawyers.
Not-so-happiest place on Earth
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A9
Poverty has never been an easy subject for television. With her moving new documentary “Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County” (8 p.m., HBO), filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi explores poverty and desperation through the observations of 7-year-olds.
People in the news
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A9
People in the news for July 26, 2010.
Horoscope for July 26, 2010
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A9
This year, you often will let go of what isn’t working. Not getting stuck and being willing to walk a new path, as insecure as you might be, is critical. You have a sense of direction, but the path to get there is unpaved. Learn to look at the big picture and use your ability to detach. If you are single, you could meet not one but two people of interest. If you are attached, you come to a new level of understanding with your significant other. Aquarius can be challenging.
25 years ago: City hall facing questions about elevator
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A7
After cutting allocations for numerous social services and stressing the need to hold the line on spending, city commissioners were facing questions when they unanimously approved the purchase of a second elevator for City Hall at a cost of $74,900.
40 years ago: Journal-World readers following Manson trial
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A7
Subscribers to the Lawrence Daily Journal-World were reading daily reports from the Los Angeles courtroom where Charles M. Manson and three of his followers were on trial for the Tate and La Bianca murders, which had occurred almost a year previously.
100 years ago: Alarming number of robberies occurring
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A7
The alarming number of robberies within the last few days has aroused the authorities to an active state of vigilance.
KU business school’s use of fees questioned
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A7
The Kansas University School of Business has collected more than $31 million over the last six years in differential tuition funds, and on an annual basis, this revenue source accounts for 40 percent of the school’s operating budget. Over the last five months, students have begun asking questions as to how these funds have been spent and, in a search for answers, have met with administrators at every level of the university. Multiple requests for budgets and an accounting of differential tuition have been submitted and while documents have been exchanged there are still far more questions then answers.
Paranormal researchers revisit a local ghost story
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A5
Set against a backdrop of dark sky and lightning flashes, the Sigma Nu fraternity house on the Kansas University campus looked ominous early Sunday morning.
Hayward leaving behind daunting legacy
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
For BP, removing Tony Hayward is just the beginning. His successor still faces what could be decades of cleaning up and paying for one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history.
White House condemns release of military files
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
The White House condemned the public release of what appear to be some 90,000 U.S. military records Sunday, as a handful of international media organizations given early access to the documents began to disclose their account of the war in Afghanistan.
Scouts march through Washington to celebrate 100 years
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
Cyclists, tourists and the occasional jogger stood out in the sea of Boy Scout troops wearing tan shirts, green shorts and thick green-and-red socks — some rolled hastily down to their ankles.
U.S. official: BP CEO on way out
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
It looks like Tony Hayward will finally get his life back after all.
Fake shark devours surfer in prank
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
A bronze surfer statue near San Diego has been the target of many gags, but never one this big and scary.
Drills begin as Pyongyang talks war
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
U.S. and South Korean warships and helicopters practiced anti-submarine maneuvers off the Korean peninsula today, readying defenses against the kind of weapon that allegedly sank a South Korean navy vessel earlier this year.
Taliban speak out about U.S. sailors
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
The Taliban claimed Sunday that they killed a U.S. sailor and kidnapped another as NATO forces ramped up a massive search for the servicemen, who went missing two days earlier in an area held by the militants.
Khmer Rouge jailer found guilty
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
A U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal sentenced the former Khmer Rouge chief jailer today to 35 years in prison — the first verdict involving a leader of the genocidal regime that destroyed a generation of Cambodia’s people, killing 1.7 million people between 1975-79.
Pump patrol
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.52 at several stations.
Event supports women’s services
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A3
Each year the Willow Domestic Violence Center provides shelter to more than 250 women and children as well as counseling and support services to thousands more.
KDOT looks to improve safety at redone intersection
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A3
A revamped version of an old intersection three miles south of a new Kansas Turnpike interchange is in line for some potential changes intended to improve safety.
Milwaukee clubhouse has new vibe
July 26, 2010 in print edition on B2
So Stephen Strasburg wasn’t available as a gate attraction Sunday. It wasn’t as if they could fit any more people into Miller Park, where a merciful break in the weather and a Robin Yount bobblehead giveaway trumps baseball’s fourth-most marketable player pretty much any day of the week.
McMurray wins again in Indianapolis
July 26, 2010 in print edition on B2
Juan Pablo Montoya once again had victory within reach at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Then questionable strategy cost him first the lead and ultimately the race.
Getting back to playtime
3-year-old defies odds, recovers after grave injury
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A3
Last September, Brooklyn Sickman, 3, was playing on an unhinged 300-pound barn gate when the gate fell on her head. The impact caused breaks in Brooklyn’s cheekbones, sinus cavity, the right orbit around her eye and the back of her head. For two months, she remained at the hospital. While there, she battled for her life. The accident caused her to lose sight in both eyes, and she had several seizures and was in a coma.
Republican candidates talk health care reform, immigration
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A3
Derek Schmidt and Ralph DeZago — the two Republican candidates running for state attorney general in the Aug. 3 primary — share many views.
Buddies support AIDS patients
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A1
Every day is a routine for Robert. Wake up, make coffee, feed and let the dog out, check the mail — a fairly average routine except for the 25 pills Robert has to remember to take every day. Fatigue also sets in easily, transforming simple tasks into tiring activities. Robert is living with AIDS.
Case to end tax cuts for wealthy made
Treasury secretary would extend benefit for middle class
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A1
As the White House geared up for a fight to end controversial tax cuts of the last administration, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Sunday that allowing the expiration of those targeted at wealthy Americans was “the responsible thing to do” and would not deter economic growth.
From trash to treasure: Agencies make good use of cast-offs left behind by students on the move
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A1
In just a week, the Big Move will be upon us. That’s when seemingly half of Lawrence packs their belongings and moves to a new house or apartment.
Cactus season ends
July 26, 2010 in print edition on B3
The Lawrence Cactus’ youth baseball season ended with two losses Sunday in the Hap Dumont NBC 18U World Series.
‘Hawk,’ Herzog headline Hall class
July 26, 2010 in print edition on B1
“The Hawk” has landed in Cooperstown.
Perry bench boasts bit of star power
July 26, 2010 in print edition on B1
Tidbits gathered at Mario Chalmers’ auction and golf tournament to benefit cancer research.
Wizards stun Man U
July 26, 2010 in print edition on B1
In the aftermath of the Kansas City Wizards’ 2-1 victory over mighty Manchester United, coach Peter Vermes tried to be humble. Central defender Jimmy Conrad did not.
Striking a pose: FSHS boys surprised to see benefits of yoga sessions
July 26, 2010 in print edition on B1
Yoga. Tell the truth: You just pictured somebody, we’ll say Richard Gere for argument’s sake, sitting in lotus position, eyes closed, entranced, sort of half-humming, half-chanting, didn’t you?
Smooth moves: Put natural ingredients into a summer treat
July 26, 2010
In case you hadn’t noticed it’s hot outside. OK, it’s more than hot, it’s blisteringly nuclear.
Point taken: Licensed acupuncturists provide relief for variety of conditions
July 26, 2010
If you’re squeamish about needles or believe only in allopathic medicine’s power, you might conclude acupuncture’s a load of quackery.
What’s the big deal, mom? It’s just a tattoo!
July 26, 2010
One day your kid wants a new bike. The next day, a new cell phone. Before you know it, your little darling is as tall as you are, demanding pierced ears or even a tattoo.
KU grad writes book for new mothers
July 26, 2010
The challenges of young motherhood are many: the dirty diapers, the shrill cries, the pains of staggering from bed, wearily, with little to no rest.
Code of conduct: Band director invests life in music community
July 26, 2010
“Music is one of those areas one never learns enough about,” says Robert E. Foster. “The more you learn, the more you realize you need to learn.”
Ex-Moran staffer endorses Tiahrt
July 26, 2010 in print edition on A3
A former campaign manager for Kansas Republican Jerry Moran is now publicly endorsing Moran’s main rival for the U.S. Senate.
Camping resembles grieving
July 26, 2010
For 50 straight hours, I fought extreme heat and the harsh reality of being one of the few moms in my son’s pack unable to convince her husband that taking off work to attend Cub Scout Camp was vital to the development of our boy into a man who can tie a slipknot.
Wood can look good in any room
July 26, 2010
What’s old — centuries old, even — is suddenly new again in home design. Wood, that ancient staple of interior decorating, has been getting fresh attention in every room of the house.
Safety seat inspections
July 26, 2010
Families are encouraged to attend the next free Child Safety Seat Inspection event, sponsored by the Safe Kids of Douglas County Coalition.
Cut the costs of kids’ sports
July 26, 2010
If you have sports-playing kids, a fair amount of your “free time” is tied up preparing snacks, watching games, and shuttling between events and practices.
Last Splash Bash
July 26, 2010
Kids can celebrate the end of summer with the Last Splash Bash at Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Dunk a librarian, listen to Truckstop Honeymoon, eat Buck’s Kettle Corn and more.
They snooze, you lose: Secondhand snoring effects test health, relationships
July 26, 2010
“You would not believe how loud John can snore,” Carol Dobbins, Lawrence, says about her husband of 35 years. “I always tell him it sounds like a stuck pig. Seriously.”
Neighborhood watch: Study puts new perspective on community face time
July 26, 2010
Eric Henry finally knew he was glad to be back in the Midwest. It was three years ago.