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Archive for Friday, June 4, 2010

Also from June 4

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, June 4, 2010
Podcasts
Polls
Do you think America's "can-do" spirit is faltering?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
71%
No
 
24%
Not sure
 
3%
Total 1340
Should there by consequences for a city commissioner who is behind on his taxes?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
79%
No.
 
14%
I don’t know.
 
5%
Total 828
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Photos from past Harveyville Proms. Prom A Go Go: Adults-only prom turns sleepy Harveyville, Kan., into surreal Conga-town, USA
June 3, 2010 in print edition on 1C
When the opportunity arose to go to something called the Harveyville Prom, I had two questions: 1. “Where do I sign up?” and 2. “What in the name of Sadie Hawkins is the Harveyville Prom?”
6:00 a.m.
Rudolph Neugebauer III was injured in what he calls a hate crime against him because he is gay. He said he was attacked 
in the 600 block of Massachusetts Street early Friday morning after a group of strangers had offered him a ride. Lawrence man says he’s victim of a hate crime after assault on Mass. Street last Friday
June 3, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Longtime Lawrence resident Rudolph Neugebauer III sits down at a tattered grand piano he’s attempting to restore. The 27-year-old Washburn senior has had to take a break from finishing his restoration project, and when he looks up from the keyboard, it’s easy to see why. His eye is purple and swollen shut.
10:00 a.m.
Kansas University Athletic Director Lew Perkins participates in a public interview regarding his career in sports administration Tuesday at the Dole Institute. Regent: KU must rebuild support
June 4, 2010 in print edition on 1A
No matter what comes of federal investigations or personnel changes or anything else relating to the tickets and blackmail issues swirling around Kansas Athletics Inc., both Athletics Director Lew Perkins and Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will have some work to do repairing the damage left behind, the chairwoman of the Kansas Board of Regents says.
2:00 p.m.
Terri Schwager, with the business Anthony’s Beehive, prepares to shake a swarm of bees into a box Thursday. The bees had gathered in a tree in the front yard of Lawrence resident Joyce Barrett. Schwager was there to remove and relocate the swarm to a safe place. Beehive makes unexpected appearance in Lawrence front yard
June 3, 2010 in print edition on 1A
At first, Lawrence resident Joyce Barrett noticed only a group of neighbor children gathered around a tree in her front yard.
6:00 p.m.
Game or sport? Golf gets put to the test
June 4, 2010 in print edition on 1C
With the PGA tour in full swing, it’s time to address those supporters who believe golf should be considered a sport. Some not only argue it’s a sport, but they believe it’s the greatest sport. It’s not — it’s a game …

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Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden dies
June 4, 2010 in print edition on C1
John Wooden, college basketball’s gentlemanly Wizard of Westwood who built one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports at UCLA and became one of the most revered coaches ever, has died. He was 99.
Perkins comments on Big 12 meetings
KU athletic director talks of strong tie between KU and Kansas State
June 4, 2010
Absent from the final three days of the Big 12’s spring meetings in Kansas City, Mo., Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins on Friday afternoon provided his thoughts on the discussions that took place throughout the week.
Pastor at Heritage Baptist says he convinced suspect in child rapes to turn himself in
June 4, 2010 in print edition on A1
Heritage Baptist Church pastor Scott Hanks said he is upset that his church has been pulled into media reports about a criminal case involving sexual abuse allegations against two church members.
Thomas the Tank Engine returns for annual visit to Baldwin City
June 4, 2010 in print edition on B1
For the Toland family, 4-year-old Joseph’s love for Thomas the Tank Engine is one of their top priorities.
Turnpike rebuild east of Lawrence will squeeze traffic to one lane in each direction
June 4, 2010 in print edition on A1
Traffic on the Kansas Turnpike just east of Lawrence will squeeze into one lane in each direction beginning next week, as crews start rebuilding the last original section of the pay-as-you-go highway.
Family members looking for 13-year-old boy
June 4, 2010 in print edition on B1
Family members are asking for help finding a 13-year-old Lawrence boy who ran away last week from his mother’s North Lawrence home.
State, Iowa tribe sign memorandum on license plates
01:48 p.m., June 4, 2010 Updated 01:52 p.m.
Under the agreement, the tribe will transmit to the state ownership and registration information for each vehicle it registers so that the information will be in the state’s motor vehicle database.
United they stand? Realignment questions remain unanswered on final day
12:04 p.m., June 4, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on C1
When taking this week’s Big 12 spring meetings on a day-by-day basis, one might have been able to conclude that a lot was getting done on the ballroom level of the InterContinental Hotel on the Plaza. The reality of it all couldn’t be farther from that view.
E-mail hints at Texas in Big Ten addition talks
June 4, 2010
An e-mail sent by the president of Ohio State to the commissioner of the Big Ten hints that the conference is pursuing Texas as part of its expansion plans.
Eudora man faces animal cruelty charges in Osage County
June 4, 2010 in print edition on B2
The Osage County prosecutor has filed two misdemeanor charges against a Eudora man accused of animal cruelty.
Statehouse Live: Parkinson unhappy with KU athletic department problems
June 4, 2010 in print edition on B1
“I expect an aggressive investigation and serious consequences to take place as a result of the scandal,” Gov. Parkinson said.
Baldwin City woman’s longtime dream of appearing on ‘Jeopardy’ comes true
June 4, 2010 in print edition on B2
Baldwin City resident Becky Henderson’s longtime dream of being on the television game show “Jeopardy” will come true Monday.
Kansas to use stimulus funds to give families one-time benefit payout
June 4, 2010
Kansas plans to send 15,000 poor families a one-time benefits payment of $400, starting next week.
Kansas National Guard to celebrate anniversary of WWII’s end in Europe with day of events Saturday
June 4, 2010
Displays and re-enactments are on tap as the Museum of the Kansas National Guard remembers the end of World War II in Europe.
McDonald’s pulls 12M cadmium-tainted Shrek glasses
01:37 a.m., June 4, 2010 Updated 03:06 a.m.
McDonald’s is recalling 12 million drinking glasses it is selling to promote the new “Shrek” movie because painted designs on the cheap collectibles contain the toxic metal cadmium.
Police search for man after car chase
June 4, 2010
Lawrence police are searching for a man after spotting him in a stolen vehicle late Thursday night.
Regent: KU must rebuild support
June 4, 2010 in print edition on A1
No matter what comes of federal investigations or personnel changes or anything else relating to the tickets and blackmail issues swirling around Kansas Athletics Inc., both Athletics Director Lew Perkins and Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will have some work to do repairing the damage left behind, the chairwoman of the Kansas Board of Regents says.
Job advertisement bars jobless applicants
June 4, 2010 in print edition on B7
Posted on a job board run by a Lake Mary, Fla., company, the message advertised a position with Sony Ericsson in Atlanta.
Future Jayhawk Selby earns award
June 4, 2010 in print edition on B3
Incoming Kansas University freshman basketball player Josh Selby was named The Balimore Sun’s Male Athlete of the Year on Wednesday.
KU’s Clark named alternate for golf event
June 4, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas women’s golfer Jennifer Clark is an alternate for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship after her performance at the sectional qualifying this week.
KU track athletes Fattig, Bonds honored
June 4, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University senior long jumper Eric Fattig and senior middle-distance runner Lauren Bonds were named CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District first team honorees on Thursday.
BP trying to put lid on gusher
June 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
BP used underwater robots a mile beneath the ocean Thursday to try to put a lid on the Gulf oil gusher.
Obama shelves trip to Indonesia, Australia
June 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
Grappling with the worst oil spill in the nation’s history, President Barack Obama has abruptly scrapped a trip to Indonesia and Australia for the second time this year.
Police: Black man shot to death, body dragged
June 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
Two men who worked at a South Carolina poultry processing plant had spent most of the day together Tuesday, hanging out late into the evening, maybe rehashing their long shifts.
Jobs data likely to show burst of hiring
June 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
The nation’s employers likely unleashed a wave of hiring last month, but it probably won’t be repeated.
Fire risk leads to huge dishwasher recall
June 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
Whirlpool Corp.’s Maytag unit is recalling about 1.7 million dishwashers because of a fire hazard.
Amateur astronomer spots Jupiter strike
June 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
Jupiter has gotten whacked again.
Patrol: Inattention cause of fatal wreck
June 4, 2010 in print edition on B8
An eight-vehicle accident that killed two people in eastern Missouri is being blamed on inattention by a truck driver.
Former officer faces jail for stealing drugs
June 4, 2010 in print edition on B8
A former western Missouri police officer has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing drugs from the Weston Police Department’s evidence room.
Man pleads guilty to 4 bank robberies
June 4, 2010 in print edition on B8
A southwest Missouri man has pleaded guilty to four bank robberies in Missouri and Kansas.
Semifinalists advance during National Spelling Bee contest
June 4, 2010 in print edition on B8
Neetu Chandak had trouble catching her breath after learning Thursday she had made the next round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. To burn off some of the energy, she starting playing peek-a-boo with her 6-month-old cousin.
Turkey honors slain Gaza supporters
June 4, 2010 in print edition on A8
Thousands of mourners hailed activists killed in an Israeli commando mission as martyrs Thursday, hoisting their coffins to cheers of “God is great,” while Turkish leaders said Israel had jeopardized its relationship with its closest Muslim ally despite meeting Ankara’s demand to release the hundreds captured in the raid.
Brewer to Obama: Secure our border
June 4, 2010 in print edition on A8
Facing off over illegal immigration, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer told President Barack Obama that Americans “want our border secured” and called Thursday for completion of a separating fence. Obama underscored his objections that the tough immigration law she signed is discriminatory.
Lawrence man reports vehicle stolen
June 4, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 37-year-old Lawrence man reported the theft of a vehicle from the 4000 block of Timberline Court.
Eudora raises $3,000 in ‘No Hate Campaign’
June 4, 2010 in print edition on A4
Results are in for the “No Hate Campaign” by the Eudora School District.
Grain elevators, farmers getting ready for harvest
June 4, 2010 in print edition on A4
At the small building in the shadows of the grain elevators here, activity is sparse. Except, of course, for trucks of grain that exit the scales intermittently through the day in an effort to make way for the upcoming wheat harvest.
High risk and higher stakes on the high seas
June 4, 2010 in print edition on B6
“Whale Wars” (8 p.m., Animal Planet) embarks on its third season with two new vessels, a more confrontational attitude and plenty of high-risk behavior on the high seas. Make that the high seas near Antarctica.
‘Golden Girl’ McClanahan dies
June 4, 2010 in print edition on B6
Rue McClanahan, the Emmy-winning actress who brought the sexually liberated Southern belle Blanche Devereaux to life on the hit TV series “The Golden Girls,” has died. She was 76.
Beach-storming drill returns Marines to roots
June 4, 2010 in print edition on C10
Thousands of Marines and sailors set out to sea Thursday for an exercise to storm a picturesque beach in Southern California in a training mission that comes amid a debate in the military about whether D-Day-style amphibious landings are becoming obsolete in modern-day warfare.
Pump patrol
June 4, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.46 at several stations.
Raiders open season amid change
June 4, 2010 in print edition on B1
When it came to the attention of the American Legion Post 14 baseball committee last summer that members of the Lawrence Raiders were paying upwards of $750 a summer to cover various team expenses, the news wasn’t exactly well received.
Rec calendar
June 4, 2010 in print edition on B2
Rec calendar for the week of June 4, 2010.
Horoscope for June 4, 2010
June 4, 2010 in print edition on B6
This year, you open up to new ideas and a different style. Your ability to stay light and easy marks your interactions. You have style and energy. Many people don’t hesitate to challenge you, and you might want to cocoon more often than not. If you are single, you meet people with ease but perhaps allow them in too easily. Take your time. If you are attached, the two of you break new ground together, but often it is after an argument. Pisces understands you.
Lakers rough up Celtics in Game 1
June 4, 2010 in print edition on B1
Ron Artest and Paul Pierce went back-to-back with their elbows locked, both unwilling to yield even an inch underneath the hoop. The veteran forwards crashed to the court together and got up looking to rumble, earning double technical fouls. And that was just in the first 27 seconds.
Spill workers complaining of flulike symptoms
June 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
For days now, Dr. Damon Dietrich and other physicians have seen patients come through their emergency room at West Jefferson Medical Center with similar symptoms: respiratory problems, headaches and nausea.
100 years ago: Keg serves as prize for engineering students
June 4, 2010
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 4, 1910: “Some time ago there was a ball game between the Chemical and the Mining engineers of the Engineering Department of the University. The game was not without its interest for the fact that there was something real to go to the winner. The something was a keg — of ??????? — well it was a keg and full of beer, root or otherwise. Of course the players had heard of root beer, but they were not well acquainted with it, so believed that a game would be worth while.
40 years ago: Mail carrier stuck in rising water
June 4, 2010
Paul Tuley, a veteran mail carrier on Rural Route 5 south of Lawrence, attempted to drive his 1968 Dodge Dart through a large puddle in the Brown’s Grove - Yankee Tank region. His vehicle stalled in the rising water, which had risen to window-level before a tow-truck was able to arrive on the scene. Fortunately Tuley had piled the mail he was carrying as high as possible in the car, and although some of it got “a little damp,” all the mail was still readable and, in the case of Social Security checks, usable.
Wife goes solo in triathlon with husband in Iraq
June 4, 2010 in print edition on A1
Jessica Bell returned to Kansas on Thursday with her mother, Linda Thompson, and her two young sons, James and Luke, in tow. Bell, 32, will race in the K-Swiss Ironman 70.3 Kansas at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at Clinton State Park. It will be her second consecutive year competing, but this year will be different.
Ballard, Gaughan file for re-election
June 4, 2010 in print edition on A4
Both State Rep. Barbara Ballard and Douglas County Commissioner Mike Gaughan filed for re-election Thursday. Both Lawrence residents are Democrats.
MLB: Umpire’s decision will stand
June 4, 2010 in print edition on B2
Commissioner Bud Selig won’t reverse an umpire’s admitted blown call that cost Armando Galarraga a perfect game.
KU staff members conducting review of equipment loan
June 4, 2010 in print edition on A6
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has appointed two university staffers to review KU Athletics Director Lew Perkins’ free use of rehabilitation equipment in his home, use that has led Perkins to report that he had been blackmailed by a former employee. Perkins also recently paid $5,000 to cover the fair rental value of the equipment, which he had returned last year.
Angels get even: Weaver outduels Greinke; Royals fall
June 4, 2010 in print edition on B4
Reaching .500 isn’t a mark an organization like the Los Angeles Angels often strives for. After the start they had to the season, it’s a nice step that they hope will keep going in the right direction.
Publishers see signs the iPad can restore ad money
June 4, 2010 in print edition on B7
Good news for the news business: Companies are paying newspapers and magazines up to five times as much to place ads in their iPad applications as what similar advertising costs on regular websites.
Former ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ Miss Ellie dies
June 4, 2010 in print edition on C10
Miss Ellie, a small, bug-eyed Chinese Crested Hairless dog whose pimples and lolling tongue helped her win Animal Planet’s “World’s Ugliest Dog” contest in 2009, has died at age 17 after a career in resort show business in the Smoky Mountains.
Skip breakfast before workout to burn fat
June 4, 2010 in print edition on C10
Running on empty may not be such a bad idea after all. Though many athletes eat before training, some scientists say that if you really want to get rid of more fat, you should skip the pre-workout snack.
Cannabis caravans helping to fuel medical pot boom in Montana
June 4, 2010 in print edition on C10
As Bob Marley music wailed in the next room, the makeshift clinic hummed along like an assembly line: Patients went in to see a doctor, paid $150 and walked out with a recommendation that they be allowed to buy and smoke medical marijuana.
White House defends political dealmaking
June 4, 2010 in print edition on C10
The White House scrambled Thursday to explain new revelations of political dealmaking, defending attempts to steer state primary races but saying the president was unaware an aide had urged a Colorado Democrat to seek a federal job rather than run.
Two Firebird soccer players on first team
June 4, 2010 in print edition on B3
Free State soccer players Hannah Carlson and Grace Lang both were named first-team All-Sunflower League.
Texas can save Big 12
June 4, 2010 in print edition on B1
The substance behind the salvo Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins fired Tuesday when he called the threat of conference realignment “serious, serious, serious stuff,” took shape Thursday, and it’s not a pretty shape for Kansas.
‘Banks’ allow time, not cash, purchases
June 4, 2010 in print edition on B7
No money? No problem! Pay with time, instead.
Numbers show U.S.-Mexico border isn’t so dangerous
June 4, 2010 in print edition on C9
It’s one of the safest parts of America, and it’s getting safer.
Make sure to discuss care with elderly parents
June 4, 2010 in print edition on B7
Before my grandfather died of cancer, I helped my grandmother care for him in their home. For more than a decade, I managed health care and other financial issues for my disabled brother until his death.
Game or sport? Golf gets put to the test
June 4, 2010 in print edition on C1
With the PGA tour in full swing, it’s time to address those supporters who believe golf should be considered a sport. Some not only argue it’s a sport, but they believe it’s the greatest sport. It’s not — it’s a game …
Code enforcement
It’s good that city officials try to work out code compliance rather than rushing to court, but some limits to those efforts may be in order.
June 4, 2010 in print edition on A7
In hindsight, it seems city officials may not have been strict enough with a local company that was operating without the water and sewer systems required in the city code.
We just can stop ourselves
June 4, 2010 in print edition on A7
I flew home from Washington Monday night, looking at live pictures on the BP website taken by an underwater robot of the greasy waters of the Gulf, and how’s that for a Metaphor of Our Times? Aboard a Delta Airbus at 37,000 feet maneuvering around giant thunderheads, connected to the Internet via satellite, looking at dark gloop a mile below the sea, contemplating the death of a beautiful body of water, unable to think of a single sensible thing to do or say about this that would make a milligram of difference, and yet here I sit with a clear view of the situation, like a passenger in a car skidding slowly into the median.
World wants to leave Israel defenseless
June 4, 2010 in print edition on A7
The world is outraged at Israel’s blockade of Gaza. Turkey denounces its illegality, inhumanity, barbarity, etc. The usual U.N. suspects, Third World and European, join in. The Obama administration dithers.
Net Worth: Four chords are all you need for radio or Internet fame
June 4, 2010 in print edition on C1
Seemingly overnight, my young daughter went from preferring to watch cartoons such as “Phineas and Ferb” and “Justice League Unlimited” to live-action fare found on Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel.