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The day in photos, June 6, 2010 Battle of Black Jack Re-enactment
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12:00 a.m.
A garden variety: Group of Lawrence gardeners organizes tour with hopes of spreading their pursuit
June 5, 2010 in print edition on 1D
As the screws turned on the U.S. economy a couple years ago and people everywhere were fearing the worst, Amber Lehrman and Jessi Asmussen had their minds on food.
6:00 a.m.
Members of the Pro-Slavers from Missouri fire their guns Saturday during a re-enactment on the actual site of the Battle of Black Jack near Baldwin City in celebration of the battle’s 154th anniversary. Black Jack played out: Battle re-enacted for first time on 154th anniversary
June 6, 2010 in print edition on 1A
In a patch of prairie just off the Santa Fe Trail, a border ruffian from Missouri spotted John Brown and his men hiding in a patch of trees just across the clearing. He aimed his rifle and fired.
10:00 a.m.
Vietnam veteran Duane Wagner of Arizona unloads his bike Saturday after checking in with race officials. Wagner will be competing in the bike portion for team Operation Rebound in the Kansas Ironman event at Clinton Lake. Injured veterans get a chance at Ironman competition through Operation Rebound
June 6, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Duane Wagner isn’t competing in the K-Swiss Ironman 70.3 Kansas to win.
2:00 p.m.
Carol and Dale Huffman have a special bicycle with a wheelchair attached to the front for their daughter Becky, who has cerebral palsy. The family is preparing for a trip to Lima, Peru, to help at a school that serves about 700 people with disabilities. Family prepares for Peru trip to assist people with disabilities
June 6, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Becky Huffman has a mission. The 25-year-old Lawrence woman is preparing to embark on a trip to Lima, Peru, to help at a school that serves about 700 people with disabilities.
6:00 p.m.
Ben Shinogle, right, slices brisket as his brother, Charlie, assists him. Ben, who is 15, competed in Saturday’s McLouth BBQ Blowout. The event was at Prairie Park in McLouth. Barbecue judges have ‘best job you can get’
June 6, 2010 in print edition on 2B
Ben Shinogle asked for a Weber Bullet smoker for a gift at the age of 10. Now 15, the Platte County, Mo., resident is entering area barbecue contests. Saturday, he was in Jefferson County for the McLouth BBQ Blowout.

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Accident stops westbound traffic on I-70 near Lawrence interchange
06:18 p.m., June 6, 2010 Updated 06:39 p.m.
An injury accident has forced traffic to stop in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 near the west Lawrence interchange.
Pac-10 commish gets authority to pursue expansion, possibly at expense of Big 12
June 6, 2010
The Pac-10 concluded its meetings Sunday by giving commissioner Larry Scott the authority to pursue any possible expansion, while not committing the conference to adding any more schools.
KU adds pair of basketball walk-ons in Wesley, Roberts
Brother of former KU player Keith Langford, son of former KU assistant Norm Roberts join program
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B1
KU has added a pair of men’s basketball walk-ons, Bill Self confirmed Sunday at his basketball camp for youths.
Kansas Ironman 70.3 race results
June 6, 2010
The following is a list of the results from Sunday’s Kansas Ironman 70.3 at Clinton State Park.
One taken to hospital, one arrested after parking lot battery
June 6, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 35-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Sunday morning in connection with an incident that sent one person to the hospital.
Car pullover leads to foot chase
12:15 a.m., June 6, 2010 Updated 04:27 a.m. in print edition on A4
A car pullover involving multiple police cars turned into a foot chase late Saturday night near the intersection of Naismith Drive and 23rd Street.
When weddings go wrong: A few kinks before tying the knot
June 6, 2010 in print edition on D1
It’s June, and blushing brides all over town are breathlessly anticipating their weddings. Months, if not years, of preparation have gone into making sure every last detail of the big day is picture-perfect. But nuptials - like wedded life - often defy perfection, despite the best-laid plans…
Lawrence man arrested after burglary, theft
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B2
A 19-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early Saturday morning after another man discovered him in his home.
Sedalia man arretsed for carrying concealed weapon
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B2
A 29-year-old Sedalia man was arrested early Saturday morning on charges of carrying a concealed weapon.
Families find strength in autism support group
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B2
For the first two years of his life, Isaac Dority wouldn’t look people in the eye. Rebecca Dority, Isaac’s mother, said his speech was minimal, too. Isaac would only repeat the last thing he heard.
Secrets a part of CIA officer’s life — and death
June 6, 2010 in print edition on A3
A last photo shows Darren James LaBonte on an all-terrain vehicle in Khost, Afghanistan, days before his death. He’s smiling.
Long-term jobless face harsh odds
June 6, 2010 in print edition on A3
If you lose your job these days, it’s worth scrambling to find a new one — fast.
Israel remains defiant, seizes Gaza-bound aid ship
June 6, 2010 in print edition on A7
A defiant Israel enforced its 3-year-old blockade of Hamas-ruled Gaza on Saturday, with naval commandos swiftly commandeering a Gaza-bound aid vessel carrying an Irish Nobel laureate and other activists and forcing it to head to an Israeli port instead.
Hutchinson couple adapt after motorcycle accident
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B3
Brandon and Wendy Hildebrand made lots of plans in their four years of marriage.
Police: Students put animals in ceilings
June 6, 2010 in print edition on A5
Seven northern New Jersey students are facing numerous charges for placing rabbits, mice, roosters and chickens inside ceilings at their high school as part of a senior prank.
JUCO breaks ground on new Ottawa campus
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B8
The Neosho County Community College has broken ground on a new facility in Ottawa.
Zoo euthanizes ailing Siberian tiger
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B8
A fixture at the Wright Park Zoo in Dodge City has died.
3 people die in crash in Coffey County
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B8
A woman and two children have died in a crash on U.S. 75 in eastern Kansas’ Coffey County.
Murder charge filed in death of toddler
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B8
A new charge of first-degree murder has been filed against a man accused in the abuse death of his girlfriend’s toddler son.
Zito laments favorite’s failure at Belmont
June 6, 2010 in print edition on C8
Nick Zito is a long-shot kind of trainer, it seems. At least in the Belmont Stakes.
Jockey breaks winless streak at Belmont
June 6, 2010 in print edition on C8
An underachiever finally came through in the $1 million Belmont Stakes and gave Hall of Famers Bill Mott and Mike Smith milestones they’ve been seeking for decades.
Analyst Steele picks KU football to finish 4th again
June 6, 2010 in print edition on C6
Phil Steele took a lot of heat for picking Kansas University to finish fourth in the Big 12 North last season in his college football preseason magazine.
Dutch murder suspect interrogated
June 6, 2010 in print edition on A7
The lone suspect in the disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway was paraded — moist-eyed and looking stunned — before reporters Saturday as Peruvians denounced him and detectives began interrogating him about the killing of a Lima student.
Intelligence chief choice has fight ahead
June 6, 2010 in print edition on A3
He’s the right guy to ride herd over America’s intelligence operations. Or he’s a good guy, but the wrong one for that tough job.
Friends remember Wooden
June 6, 2010 in print edition on C5
Jamaal Wilkes answered his phone a week ago and heard Michael Warren’s voice urging him to get to the hospital to see John Wooden.
Enrollment of Chinese students at KU growing rapidly
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B1
As China’s economic conditions improve, more of its youths are finding their way to American colleges and universities.
Road workers still seeking perfect solution to potholes
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B1
Don’t bother asking Tom Orzulak about any breakthrough treatments for pothole repair, about whether he’s come across any high-tech materials or ultra-reliable methods for plugging those most stubborn of pavement problems.
Obama runs political risk trying to lead oil spill show
June 6, 2010 in print edition on A4
President Barack Obama has been trying mightily to show that he’s in charge of the Gulf oil spill, not battered BP.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B4
Road work for the week of June 6, 2010.
K-State project tracks prairie burns
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B4
When farmers and ranchers burn grassland each spring, it’s difficult to track just how much grass is burned and the impact of that smoke.
City commission agenda for June 8, 2010
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B5
Homeless shelter’s management plan on agenda
Students make film on Bosnian war
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B5
Kenan Sahbaz and Vildana Omeragic, recent graduates from Bayless High School, remember little about their early years in Bosnia.
Primaries across U.S. measure voter anger
June 6, 2010 in print edition on E8
How angry are Americans? People primed for change vote in 12 states Tuesday in contests that will decide the fate of two endangered Washington incumbents — a two-term senator in Arkansas and a six-term congressman in South Carolina — while setting the stage for some of the races that could determine the balance of power on Capitol Hill in the fall.
What emergencies? Fear of huge deficits leads Congress to punt
June 6, 2010 in print edition on E8
When Congress returns Monday from a 10-day break, it will struggle to try to meet an impatient public’s demands for it to fund, among other things, an extension of unemployment benefits that have expired, summer jobs for at-risk youth and fair fees for doctors who treat Medicare patients.
G-20 chiefs agree on need for financial reform
June 6, 2010 in print edition on E8
World financial leaders pledged Saturday to push ahead on curbing deficits and crafting financial reforms to safeguard the global recovery, including making banks bear much of the burden for government bailouts.
Students learning to stand and deliver
June 6, 2010 in print edition on E8
In a handful of classrooms nationwide, students are learning to think on their feet.
Cabrera’s home run propels Tigers past Royals, 4-2
June 6, 2010 in print edition on C1
Miguel Cabrera ended a scoreless duel with one two-out swing in the sixth inning.
Horoscope for June 6, 2010
June 6, 2010 in print edition on D5
This year, you could grow and evolve. Many new people could come into your life and change your life choices. A friendship could develop into more. Be careful with partnerships and finances. Often, mixing them could create problems. If you are attached, the two of you could realize a key goal that you have had as a couple. Aries remains a friend and could be fortunate for you.
25 years ago: City considering southern Lawrence bypass
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B6
Plans for an industrial park and a southern bypass for Lawrence traffic were being discussed in closed meetings by county commissioners.
40 years ago: Fewer KU students receiving aid
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B6
Robert Billings, director of financial aid at Kansas University, painted a slightly glum picture for incoming students. KU was able to offer financial help to proportionately fewer students in the upcoming academic year.
New studies put the squeeze on popular athletic compression garments
June 6, 2010 in print edition on D2
Compression garments are popular with some athletes, such as runners and basketball players, who think the tight-fitting clothing lends a competitive edge.
Kovel’s Antiques: Majolica used in fanciful pieces
June 6, 2010 in print edition on D8
he 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition in London included the introduction of many amazing new products, one of them the revival of majolica.
After 35 years, Stella d’ Oro still the best
June 6, 2010 in print edition on D7
The Stella d’ Oro daylily was introduced in 1975 and has become the selection in which all others are compared.
Jest for Grins: An overwhelmingly 99.44 percent majority of men are great guys
June 6, 2010 in print edition on D4
“If you acted like that guy,” I exclaimed to husband Ray, “you’d be dead, and I’d be in jail!”
Working with interns: Taking special care is key to success
June 6, 2010 in print edition on E1
With the arrival of summer, many small businesses take on interns. These young people are looking for experience and, in some cases, school credits. Companies appreciate the extra help, particularly when they’re not able to hire.
Bankruptcies
June 6, 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.
Ironman athletes anxious for race
June 6, 2010 in print edition on C1
Pre-game jitters can be dealt with in a number of ways.
Celtics look to correct errors
June 6, 2010 in print edition on C5
Rajon Rondo often enjoys returning to his room at the Celtics’ hotel and watching tape of a Boston victory before he goes to sleep.
Behind the Lens: Experiment with scale for vacation photos
June 6, 2010 in print edition on D2
A lot of people consider vacation photos to consist mainly of mountains, canyons and family group shots in front of Old Faithful. But sometimes it’s good to go small.
Parents’ night out leads to ‘home alone’ worries
June 6, 2010 in print edition on D1
“Do you think she’s OK?” I asked, nervously.
Family prepares for Peru trip to assist people with disabilities
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B1
Becky Huffman has a mission. The 25-year-old Lawrence woman is preparing to embark on a trip to Lima, Peru, to help at a school that serves about 700 people with disabilities.
Barbecue judges have ‘best job you can get’
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B2
Ben Shinogle asked for a Weber Bullet smoker for a gift at the age of 10. Now 15, the Platte County, Mo., resident is entering area barbecue contests. Saturday, he was in Jefferson County for the McLouth BBQ Blowout.
Reports: Bulls turn to Celtics assistant
June 6, 2010 in print edition on C2
The Boston Celtics apparently will need a new assistant coach after the NBA finals. Tom Thibodeau accepted a three-year contract to become the Chicago Bulls’ head coach on Saturday, according to multiple media reports in Chicago.
KU men’s basketball coach Self ready to Boogie
June 6, 2010 in print edition on C3
After hosting his Elite camp and first session of his regular summer camp for youths, Bill Self will be ready to party next Friday night.
Mom finds missing kids using Facebook
June 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
A Southern California mother whose two children were reported missing 15 years ago has tracked them down in Florida using Facebook.
Drug boosts cancer survival
June 6, 2010 in print edition on A1
Researchers have scored the first big win against melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. An experimental drug significantly improved survival in a major study of people with very advanced disease.
Boy killed by tipped-over TV not alone, stats show
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B8
A 4-year-old boy in suburban Kansas City who died after a television fell on him is one of many children who have been hurt in similar accidents, according to data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Number of robberies down so far this year
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B1
In 2009, there were 86 robberies reported in Lawrence, a 23 percent increase from 2008 and the most in the city in more than a decade.
Coleman’s parents drop burial plans
June 6, 2010 in print edition on D5
Gary Coleman’s estranged parents abandoned their effort to bury him in his native Illinois Friday after a Utah attorney revealed the actor named an executor in a 1999 will.
100 years ago: State seeing more women bankers
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 6, 1910: “Kansas women are coming to the front rapidly as bankers. Ten years ago only two women held official positions in the banks of this state.
Around and about in local business
June 6, 2010 in print edition on E1
Around and about in local business for the week of June 6, 2010.
Branding irony
It’s hard to imagine anything doing more to dilute Kansas University’s “brand” than the current athletics department controversy.
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B6
Maybe Kansas Athletics should file a lawsuit against itself.
Buffett laments fouling of his paradise
June 6, 2010 in print edition on D5
The timing might be a bit off for tourists hoping to waste away in Margaritaville. But that doesn’t bother Jimmy Buffett.
Have, have-not?
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B7
On May 21, Mr. Crabtree wrote a letter to the Public Forum titled “Have-nots hurting.” I’ve read it several times and don’t understand what is a have and a have-not?
Good fences
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B7
I take exception to some misstatements and omissions in John Bond’s “Harsh history” letter of May 29. He states: “Mexicans have a moral right to U.S. citizenship because the United States by aggression grabbed about two-fifths of Mexico. … In the peace treaty the United States did pay Mexico a paltry $15 million.” He neglects to say what considerations Mexico gave up for that $15 million.
Historical logic
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B7
Referencing Mr. Babcock’s letter of June 3 in response to Mr. Bond’s letter of May 29, I was greatly relieved by Mr. Babcock’s historical logic regarding our border definitions and their protection and his constitutional support of the U.S. chief executive’s legal responsibility to ensure that our laws are “faithfully executed.”
Obama must keep promise to schools
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B7
While the nation remains preoccupied by the drama of the oil leak in the Gulf, which consumes an inordinate portion of time and attention in the media, a struggle of potentially greater consequence for most American families is taking place with far less publicity.
Absent leaders
Key Kansas University leaders were noticeably absent from last week’s Big 12 spring meetings in Kansas City.
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B6
It’s unfortunate that Kansas University was without its top guns in the Big 12’s spring meetings in Kansas City.
Americans comfortable with socialism
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B6
Grave warnings about the threats of Socialism and Big Government are flying about these days, along with brave words about individual responsibility, liberty and the ideals that “made this country great.” And many of the folks who mouth these slogans imagine that voting in a bunch of new Republicans is all that’s needed to get the country back on the “right track.”
Ballerina’s Panama plot ended in pratfall
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B7
It was a caper involving Margot Fonteyn, Fidel Castro and John Profumo. John Wayne and Errol Flynn played cameo roles. So did Prince Philip. The result was a little-remembered Cold War contretemps from the Eisenhower era that might have slipped, unremarked upon ever again, into the mists of history.
Teachers seek spot at bailout trough
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B6
Jay Gould, a 19th-century railroad tycoon and unrepentant rapscallion, said he was a Democrat when in Democratic districts and a Republican when in Republican districts but that he was always for the Erie Railroad. Gould, emblematic of Gilded Age rapaciousness, was called a robber baron. What should we call people whose defining constancy is that they are always for unionized public employees? Call them Democrats.
Gazing into Big 12: Pundits predict who will challenge for league football title
June 6, 2010 in print edition on C1
Phil Steele won’t be surprised if Alabama is the No. 1-ranked college football team in the country when the Associated Press preseason poll comes out in August. It’s just that Steele, one of college football’s most well-known analysts, simply doesn’t agree.
Noble struggle: Graphic novelist Clowes mines life for art
June 6, 2010 in print edition on D3
In the mind of cartoonist Daniel Clowes, the modern egoist is a balding, middle-aged schlub named Wilson.
Black Jack played out: Battle re-enacted for first time on 154th anniversary
June 6, 2010 in print edition on A1
In a patch of prairie just off the Santa Fe Trail, a border ruffian from Missouri spotted John Brown and his men hiding in a patch of trees just across the clearing. He aimed his rifle and fired.
Guiding light: Couple tap into sun’s patterns to ensure garden thrives
June 6, 2010 in print edition on D8
One of the keys to having a beautiful landscape is to pay attention to the amounts of sunlight different areas receive and plant accordingly. That task is sometimes more difficult than it sounds, especially when it involves accounting for seasons and growing trees…
Poet’s Showcase: ‘Your Mind’
June 6, 2010 in print edition on D3
The greatest dope in the world Is not marijuana, or coke, or heroin, or speed.
Ex-FBI agent writes about murky world of art theft
June 6, 2010 in print edition on D3
In this stunning autobiography “Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures” (Crown, $25), former FBI undercover agent Robert K. Wittman details his 20-year career investigating the murky world of art theft.
Schiavone claims French Open women’s crown
June 6, 2010 in print edition on C2
For more than a decade as a professional tennis player, and nearly 30 years as a person, Francesca Schiavone waited and worked to reach this particular moment on this particular court, and there was no way she was going to conceal her excitement about arriving.
Blame replay rule, not ump Joyce, for botched call
June 6, 2010 in print edition on C2
Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers is one out from a perfect game. Jason Donald of the Cleveland Indians hits a fly ball, high and deep, right down the line. The umpire signals home run. The perfect game is lost.
Police recover body of freeskier
June 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
Peruvian mountain rescue police brought the body of acclaimed freeskier Arne Backstrom down off 18,780-foot Pisco mountain Saturday, two days after he died in a high-altitude fall.
Porn actor sought in slaying dies
June 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
A porn actor suspected of killing a colleague died Saturday after falling some 40 feet from a rocky hillside after a standoff with police, officials said.
Immigration law supporters rally
June 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
Hundreds of people supporting Arizona’s new law cracking down on illegal immigration rallied near the state Capitol on Saturday afternoon in soaring temperatures.
Sub attack near U.S.-S. Korea drill
June 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
On the night a torpedo-armed North Korean submarine allegedly sank a South Korean patrol ship, the U.S. and South Korea were engaged in joint anti-submarine warfare exercises just 75 miles away, military officials told The Associated Press.
Gates prods China on N. Korea
June 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates challenged China to deal realistically with the short-term question of how to respond to an antagonistic North Korea and the longer-term issue of whether Beijing’s expanding military can establish more durable ties with the U.S.
Oil’s threat to wildlife turns real
June 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
The wildlife apocalypse along the Gulf Coast that everyone has feared for weeks is fast becoming a terrible reality.
Injured veterans get a chance at Ironman competition through Operation Rebound
June 6, 2010 in print edition on A1
Duane Wagner isn’t competing in the K-Swiss Ironman 70.3 Kansas to win.
Dad workshops set for this week
June 6, 2010 in print edition on B2
Hey dads! There are free workshops this week to help you with the challenges of fatherhood: