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Should Kansas school districts be allowed to use student achievement testing standards other than the federal government's No Child Left Behind policy?

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12:00 a.m.
Lawrence police Sgt. Bill Cory explains some of the specifics regarding the department's new patrol vehicle Thursday outside the Law Enforcement Center. One of the most distinguishing characteristics of the new vehicle is the reflective police decals on the side doors that are only plainly visible when reflecting light. Audit of Lawrence Police Department to be completed by October
July 28, 2010 in print edition on 3A
After nearly two years worth of delays, an audit of the Lawrence Police Department is now set to be completed by early October.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas University junior Ricardo Quinones, 20, Kansas City, Mo., is pictured Monday, July 26, outside the Kansas Union. Quinones, an illegal immigrant who came to the United States when he was six months old, was arrested Tuesday, July 20, while protesting in favor of the "Dream Act" in Washington D.C. Incoming KU student faces deportation after arrest
July 29, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Ricardo Quinones has spent all but the first six months of his life in the United States.
10:00 a.m.
Jim Seaver, Lawrence, places his vote on Tuesday morning at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont.  By 9:30 a.m., only 19 voters had turned out to vote at the second precinct. Advance voting on upswing
July 30, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew isn’t sure whether it’s increased interest in this year’s election or more people than usual going on vacation next week.
2:00 p.m.
Lawrence Police are looking for the man seen in this screen grab from security footage. Investigators say the man is a suspect in the sexual assault of a woman in the 700 block of Massachusetts in the early hours of Thursday, July 29. Police seeking suspect in late-night sexual assault in downtown Lawrence
3:59 p.m., July 29, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on 3A
Lawrence police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman just before 1 a.m. Thursday in the 700 block of Massachusetts Street.
6:00 p.m.
Basil Bucatini at Marisco’s, 4821 W. Sixth St. Pesto mania: It doesn’t take much of the strong summer sauce to make a meal
July 28, 2010 in print edition on 1C
The ingredients are few, the combinations limitless and the finished product is one of summer’s fanciest simple delights: pesto.

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Accident on eastbound I-70 partially blocks lanes
July 30, 2010
Eastbound lanes of I-70 through Lawrence are partially blocked tonight because of an accident near mile marker 204.
Federal authorities cite MagnaGro for 11 violations on day of double fatality
05:41 p.m., July 30, 2010 Updated 06:36 p.m. in print edition on A1
MagnaGro International, a Lawrence fertilizer manufacturer, has been cited by federal authorities for 11 violations that occurred the day two employees died last April.
Two Ottawa men charged in fatal stabbing
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B1
Franklin County prosecutors Friday charged two Ottawa men with first-degree murder in connection with a fatal stabbing Wednesday night outside an Ottawa residence.
Parkinson says Kansas economy is improving
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B4
Gov. Mark Parkinson on Friday said he thought the Kansas economy was on the upswing.
Kansas comes up more than $400,000 short in tax revenue for July
July 30, 2010
Preliminary figures from the Kansas Department of Revenue show state tax collections in July were $424,000 below expectations.
Russell Robinson makes rounds of Lawrence charities to donate old gear to benefit others
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B1
Former Kansas University basketball player Russell Robinson posted a status update on Facebook asking for help. Fourteen minutes later, Lawrence resident Teri Guntert — one of Robinson’s 4,959 Facebook friends, and one whom he had never met — offered some advice.
Ambulance, LifeStar leave scene of ‘traumatic’ injury accident without transporting patient
03:30 p.m., July 30, 2010 Updated 04:48 p.m.
Units from Lawrence Douglas County Fire and Medical and Eudora Township Fire Department were dispatched shortly after 3:15 p.m. to a report of a vehicle rolling onto a person in the 2000 block of N. 900 Road, south of Eudora.
Lawrence man accused of following woman, brandishing knife
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B1
Police have arrested a 51-year-old Lawrence man accused of following a woman in her vehicle Thursday night and brandishing a knife.
Multi-car accident closes I-470 near Gage in Topeka
01:08 p.m., July 30, 2010 Updated 02:16 p.m.
An accident involving several vehicles caused a major traffic backup on eastbound I-470 near Gage Boulevard in Topeka.
Hancock: Big 12 shakeup won’t affect BCS
July 30, 2010
Bowl Championship Series executive director Bill Hancock says the defections of Nebraska and Colorado from the Big 12 will not influence the BCS.
Statehouse Live: Secretary of State predicts 19 percent turnout
10:37 a.m., July 30, 2010 Updated 04:18 p.m. in print edition on A1
Despite a slew of highly contested races, four out of five Kansas voters will sit out Tuesday’s primary, officials said Friday.
Memorial funds created for girls killed in Jefferson County car crash
July 30, 2010
Two memorial funds have been set up for in support of a family who lost three little girls in a car accident in Jefferson County.
Statehouse Live: Parkinson says Kansas economy is recovering
July 30, 2010
Later today, Parkinson was headed to Wichita to unveil details of an agreement between the state and Bombardier Learjet to secure Wichita as the home of the Learjet aircraft.
Kansas taking insurance applications for those with pre-existing conditions
July 30, 2010
Kansas officials are taking applications for a new insurance pool for people with pre-existing conditions who can’t get other insurance coverage.
Kobach brings attention to secretary of state race with immigration issue
July 30, 2010
The law professor who helped write Arizona’s tough new immigration law is running for Kansas secretary of state. He promises to turn the state’s top elections job — generally a government backwater that also handles business filings — into an aggressive, fraud-busting office.
High-flyin’ St. Louis prep star dazzles
Ben McLemore wows K.C. with 21 points in win
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B1
St. Louis Eagles shooting guard Ben McLemore brought the basketball behind his head and prepared to attempt one of his epic one-handed dunks in the closing minutes of an 81-73 KC Prep Invitational victory over Tennessee’s Travellers on Thursday at Okun Fieldhouse.
25 years ago: Duo attempting to raise funds for colorful peace journey
July 30, 2010
David Rademacher and Mickey Baker, both of Oregon, were passing through Lawrence on their journey around the country. They were driving a 1957 GMC school bus with brightly painted flowers and designs, and they claimed they were on a mission to spread their message of world peace. They had arrived in Lawrence with three dollars and half a tank of gas and were attempting to raise money downtown by selling their booklet on world peace as well as some of Ms. Baker’s organic salve and her beadwork. Their presence was sparking some adverse reactions, as some local merchants have asked them to move their bus away from their storefronts.
Commissioner clarifies position
July 30, 2010 in print edition on A7
Following the recent coverage of the County Commission budget sessions, I think it is necessary to clarify the positions I took at these meetings. I supported various cuts that we needed to make to some county departments and reserve funds because I believed that we needed to do everything we could to minimize the mill levy increase. I objected, however, when the majority decided to fund and expand programs that are not essential operations of county government. Adding or expanding nonessential programs after cutting the budgets of county departments and reserve funds just did not make sense to me if our goal was to reduce the mill levy.
40 years ago: Federal group studying campus unrest expected
July 30, 2010
A study group made up of members of the President’s Commission on Campus Unrest was expected to arrive in Lawrence in the coming week. Their intent was to gather information on recent violent events in Lawrence and to make recommendations for the future.
A digital trend is shaking up comic book culture
July 30, 2010 in print edition on C1
It’s a book! It’s a cartoon! It’s … digital comics! Technology, which has already upended the music, television and movie businesses, is now gripping the comic book world. Publishers are unleashing a torrent of digital comic books across smart phones, tablet devices, game consoles and digital book readers, portending major changes in how comics are made and marketed.
Reeling with questions: AMC’s drama ‘Rubicon’ conspires to thrill viewers
July 30, 2010 in print edition on C1
If you let it, “Rubicon” will get in your head. It quietly haunts you with its dark possibilities. It lulls you while it keeps you on edge. It’s a scrumptious tease, a seductive conspiracy thriller that serves up far more questions than answers (in early episodes, anyway).
Fur flies with jokes in ‘Cats & Dogs’
July 30, 2010 in print edition on C2
Dogs and cats, living together … mass hysteria? Maybe not so much. While these animals were resourceful and well-equipped enemies in the original “Cats & Dogs” from 2001, now they’re forced to band together to fight a common foe in the sequel “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.”
Rhetoric fuels immigration debate
July 30, 2010 in print edition on A7
With the immigration debate heating up — and a federal court case over Arizona’s SB 1070 brewing — you’d think that the U.S. was besieged by growing numbers of illegal immigrants. But you’d be wrong.
Campaign mud
Kansas candidates who win Tuesday’s primary races should leave the mudslinging behind when they head to the November general election.
July 30, 2010 in print edition on A7
Candidates turn to negative campaigning, we’re told, for one reason: It works. In several statewide primary races, this year, Kansas candidates are putting that conventional wisdom to an acid test. Just how far can candidates carry their opponent-bashing strategy before it backfires with voters?
Iranian’s claim signals growing pressure
July 30, 2010 in print edition on A7
President Ahmadinejad has a penchant for the somewhat loony, as when last weekend he denounced Paul the Octopus, omniscient predictor of eight consecutive World Cup matches, as a symbol of decadence and purveyor of “Western propaganda and superstition.”
French president threatens immigrants who target police
July 30, 2010 in print edition on A7
President Nicolas Sarkozy said Friday that he wants to revoke the French citizenship of immigrants who put the lives of police officers in danger as part of a “national war” on delinquency.
Drug kingpin’s death could mean more violence in Mexico
July 30, 2010 in print edition on A7
One of the world’s most powerful drug cartels took a major hit when soldiers killed a top kingpin in a gunbattle, and his death will likely will mean more violence as factions fight for the cocaine and methamphetamine empire that he left behind.
Vigil to remember World War II victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
12:00 a.m., July 30, 2010 Updated 11:17 a.m. in print edition on A3
The Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice will have a vigil at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at the corner of Ninth and Massachusetts streets to commemorate the atomic bombing victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Advance voting on upswing
July 30, 2010 in print edition on A1
Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew isn’t sure whether it’s increased interest in this year’s election or more people than usual going on vacation next week.
KDOT to discuss U.S. 56 bridges
July 30, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Kansas Department of Transportation will hold an open house in Baldwin City to discuss replacement of three bridges.
Recreation calendar
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B2
Recreation calendar for the week of July 30, 2010.
Chiefs’ big day: statue unveiling, commish visit, training camp on tap
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B2
A big day for the Kansas City Chiefs will start with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at their new Founder’s Plaza in Arrowhead Stadium this morning and wind up with the first workout at their gleaming new practice facility in St. Joseph, Mo.
Oswalt, Tejada, Cantu on the move
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B2
Roy Oswalt granted his own wish: He’s now part of a pennant race. Miguel Tejada and Jorge Cantu joined the mix, too.
Phenix/Fyler softball goes 1-1 in pool play
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B3
Lawrence’s Phenix/Fyler went 1-1 in pool play Thursday at the 18-and-under ASA Northern National Softball Tournament.
Fires destroy homes; people flee
July 30, 2010 in print edition on A2
Raging forest fires encircled a southern Russian city and tore through provincial villages Thursday, forcing mass evacuations as Moscow suffered through a record weeks-long heat wave and smog cloud caused by peat-bog fires.
Evidence shows world getting warmer
July 30, 2010 in print edition on A2
Scientific evidence that the world is getting warmer is “unmistakable,” according to a report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration drawing on research from 48 countries, including Russia and China.
Gay pride march subdued
July 30, 2010 in print edition on A2
Thousands of Israelis marched calmly Thursday in Jerusalem’s longest gay pride parade despite opposition from anti-gay demonstrators.
A $3M Clinton wedding?
July 30, 2010 in print edition on A2
Imagine spending $250,000 on flowers. Or $20,000 on a cake. How does $15,000 to $20,000 for toilets sound?
Democrats, Republicans warily eye ruling
July 30, 2010 in print edition on A2
On the surface, a judge’s decision to block tough provisions of Arizona’s immigration law was a defeat for the state’s Republican governor and a win for the Democratic Obama administration. But neither party is sure it will play out that way politically, either this fall or beyond.
Adult industry sees iPorn potential
July 30, 2010 in print edition on A2
It’s a maxim of technology: Invent the newest gadget and the porn industry will find a way to cash in.
Arizona appeals immigration ruling
July 30, 2010 in print edition on A2
The showdown over Arizona’s immigration law played out in court and on Phoenix’s sun-splashed streets on Thursday, as the state sought to reinstate key parts of the measure and angry protesters chanted that they refused to “live in fear.” Dozens were arrested.
Horoscope for July 30, 2010
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B6
This year, you will be opening many new doors, but, of course, the implication will be that some doors will close. You might not have the control you desire in many instances, which could cause you substantial discomfort. If you are single, your desirability is clear. However, a foreigner or someone very different could occupy your thoughts as he or she pops in and out of your life. If you are attached, work on more established ways of expressing your feelings. Aries isn’t boring.
Source: J-Lo close to deal for ‘American Idol’
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B6
Ellen DeGeneres is dancing off “American Idol” after one season and Jennifer Lopez is poised to step in.
Obama stays cool on ‘The View’
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B6
Thank heaven for Joy Behar.
‘i’ don’t quite get ‘iCarly’
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B6
Does the sitcom have a future?
Rangel hit with 13 ethics charges
July 30, 2010 in print edition on A6
House investigators accused veteran New York Rep. Charles Rangel of 13 violations of congressional ethics standards on Thursday, throwing a cloud over his four-decade political career and raising worries for fellow Democrats about the fall elections.
State will distribute $5.5M to needy
July 30, 2010 in print edition on A1
The state announced Thursday it will distribute $5.5 million to help low-income families cover the cost of back-to-school expenses.
Missouri ballot measure to test federal health care law
July 30, 2010 in print edition on A1
More than 1 million people are expected to participate in what amounts to the largest-ever public opinion poll on the nation’s new health care law.
Families sought for autism project
July 30, 2010 in print edition on A4
Kansas University is seeking families who have children with autism to participate in an innovative project that provides specialized training in the areas of autism spectrum disorders and augmentative/ alternative communication.
Drum and bugle corps marches through town
July 30, 2010 in print edition on A4
The sounds of music filled Free State High’s football stadium Thursday afternoon as a Texas-based marching band stopped in Lawrence to rest up and rehearse for a competition.
Initial jobless claims drop to 457,000
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B7
New jobless claims fell last week for the third time in four weeks but remain elevated. The decline is a sign that the economy likely added jobs in July, although not enough to lower the nation’s high unemployment rate.
Big Oil posts better profits on higher fuel prices
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B7
The major oil companies continue to climb back from the recession, with higher fuel prices driving up earnings.
Stocks fall amid uncertainty over the economy
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B7
Stocks ended an erratic day with a modest loss Thursday as investors tried to reconcile another batch of conflicting economic signals.
Danny Manning an inspiring mentor
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B1
It’s tacky to take someone for granted. Some things need to be said, even if they don’t make for stop-the-presses moments.
Republicans block small-business lending bill
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B7
President Barack Obama’s election-year jobs agenda suffered a new setback Thursday when Senate Republicans blocked a bill creating a $30 billion government fund to help open up lending for credit-starved small businesses.
One last hurrah: Reliable Harris raises bar for senior year
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas University cornerback Chris Harris possesses just about everything a coach could possibly want from a senior leader.
As many as 6,600 graves may be involved in mix-up
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B7
Estimates of the number of graves that might be affected by mix-ups at Arlington National Cemetery grew from hundreds to as many as 6,600 on Thursday, as the cemetery’s former superintendent blamed his staff and a lack of resources for the scandal that forced his ouster.
Less oil on surface means less work for fishermen
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B7
Even when the oily sheen starts fading from the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, it manages to become bad news for fishermen.
Two KU track athletes honored
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University track athletes Eric Fattig and Mason Finley received academic honors from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Thursday.
Incumbent faces rare primary challenge
July 30, 2010 in print edition on A3
Two veteran officeholders are vying for the Democratic nomination to become Kansas’ secretary of state.
Lawrence native sets pentathlon record
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B3
Lawrence’s Alexa Harmon-Thomas set a meet record in winning the pentathlon Wednesday at the 2010 USATF National Junior Olympic track and field championships at Sacramento City College.
Orioles outlast Royals, 6-5, in extras
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B1
Ty broke the tie between two struggling American League clubs.
Pump patrol
July 30, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.52 at several stations.
Three arrested in death of Pittsburg man
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B8
Three people have been arrested after the death of a southeast Kansas man led to the discovery of a methamphetamine lab.
College, university form partnership
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B8
Students at Garden City Community College will be able to earn bachelor’s degrees in certain fields from Fort Hays State University without traveling to northwest Kansas.
Missing man found alive at park
July 30, 2010 in print edition on B8
A northeast Kansas man apparently lived in a shack in a popular park for three weeks while law enforcement, his family and hundreds of friends frantically searched for him.
Body of 2nd Navy sailor recovered
July 30, 2010 in print edition on C10
The discovery of the body of a second U.S. sailor who vanished in Afghanistan last week only deepened the mystery of the men’s disappearance nearly 60 miles from their base in a dangerous area controlled by the Taliban.
Al-Qaida plants flag in Baghdad neighborhood, burns bodies in attack
July 30, 2010 in print edition on C10
Militants flew an al-Qaida flag over a Baghdad neighborhood Thursday after killing 16 security officials and burning some of their bodies in a brazen afternoon attack that served as a grim reminder of continued insurgent strength in Iraq’s capital.
100 years ago: Troops camp in park en route to Fort Riley
July 30, 2010
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 30, 1910: “The streets of Lawrence presented a military appearance this morning when three hundred khaki uniformed soldier boys flocked through town to their camp in Victor Park. The troops represent the regular army and comprise the headquarters and Co’s K and I, 3rd battalion of Engineers stationed at Fort Leavenworth. The soldiers are enroute to Fort Riley to participate in the maneuvers there next week. They will spend today and Sunday in camp at Victor Park, continuing their hike early Monday morning.”