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Births
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Photo galleries
Investigation at The Oread Refrigerator Door, June 8, 2010 The day in photos, June 8, 2010
Polls
Will you be following the World Cup soccer tournament?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
60%
Yes
 
39%
Total 755
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lawrence resident Jeffrey Ward gives smooches to his Gordon setter, Sable, as they take a break from play in the shade.
Fido’s first aid: A 101 on warm-weather dangers to your pet
June 7, 2010
A ball flies through the air. Fido runs through the grass after it. Fido grabs the ball, whips around and falls. He’s torn his CCL — the dog equivalent of an ACL tear in a human.
6:00 a.m.
KU Athletic Director Lew Perkins speaks during a press conference after a report detailing improprieties in its ticket office. The Journal-World has learned that Perkins was absent from some of last week's Big 12 meetings because he was testifying in Topeka before a federal grand jury about the scandal. Grand jury kept Perkins from Big 12 meetings
June 8, 2010 in print edition on 1A
The Journal-World has learned that Kansas University Athletic Director Lew Perkins missed a portion of last week’s Big 12 meetings because he was testifying in Topeka before a federal grand jury regarding the university’s ticket scandal.
10:00 a.m.
City Commissioners set to consider making changes to Lawrence’s smoking ban in light of new state law
June 7, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Come July 1 there will be a new set of smoking rules in Lawrence, including some that make it tougher to smoke outside.
2:00 p.m.
The Lawrence Board of Education discussed their study of budgets ideas for the school district Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. Superintendent Dr. Rick Doll, left,  spoke during the study session meeting. Lawrence Public Schools announce an additional $500,000 in administrative cuts
2:33 p.m., June 7, 2010 Updated 5:58 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Lawrence school district leaders have eliminated the equivalent of 11.5 full-time administrative support staff positions — through attrition and six layoffs — at district headquarters as part of $4.6 million in cuts for next school year.
6:00 p.m.
Photo of 10th and Massachusetts streets circa 1907. Pre-Occupied: Replay Lounge
June 8, 2010 in print edition on 6A
Have you ever been in one of those arguments where you’re trying to figure out what a certain Lawrence business used to be?

All stories

Offseason more like off-the-wall season
June 8, 2010 in print edition on B2
The Big Ten Conference started this expansion-talk mess but might not know how to end it.
Greinke struggles in loss
June 8, 2010 in print edition on B2
Zack Greinke was hit hard again, and the Kansas City Royals never recovered from their first-inning deficit in a 7-3 loss to Kevin Slowey and the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
Chancellor meets with members of KU athletic department
Gray-Little emphasizes efforts being made to keep Big 12 together
June 8, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little met with athletic department officials Tuesday afternoon for what university spokesperson Lynn Bretz deemed a “show of support.”
KDHE planning for August hearings on southwest Kansas coal plants
June 8, 2010 in print edition on B8
The state environmental agency on Tuesday said that it continues to review a permit application for an 895-megawatt coal-burning electrical generating plant in southwest Kansas, and that public hearings on the proposal will probably be in August.
County Road 1057 set to get new bridge
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A4
A bridge that carries traffic across the Wakarusa River midway between Lawrence and Eudora now is targeted for replacement instead of rehabilitation, a change expected to add expense and driver inconvenience to a project set for two years away.
U.S. 59 patching reset for Wednesday at South Lawrence Trafficway, weather permitting
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A3
Pavement repairs once again will be expected to slow traffic Wednesday along U.S. Highway 59 at the southern edge of Lawrence, a day after wet weather postponed the work.
Selby out 4 to 6 weeks with broken little finger in left hand
Freshman guard greets media with hand in a cast
04:40 p.m., June 8, 2010 Updated 07:25 p.m. in print edition on A1
On Tuesday KU freshman Josh Selby met with the media for the first time since arriving in Lawrence.
Local high school students volunteer time to help with landscaping at arboretum
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A3
Early morning rain did not get in the way of local high school students’ hard work at the Lawrence Rotary Arboretum.
Court hearings set in child-rape case
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A3
A Lawrence couple accused of committing multiple sex crimes against two girls were back in a Douglas County courtroom Tuesday morning.
Call for entries: Downtown Lawrence Arts District logo
June 8, 2010
Downtown Lawrence Arts District is calling for artists and designers to submit a logo design and event name to be used for a Final Fridays initiative. Final Fridays in downtown Lawrence is to be launched on August 27, 2010.
KU’s Price picked by Tampa Bay in Rd. 14
June 8, 2010
KU’s Price picked by Tampa Bay in Rd. 14
Former LHS teacher, now teaching in Olathe, honored for excellence in science teaching
June 8, 2010 in print edition on B8
A Lawrence resident and former Lawrence High School science teacher has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
KU students working to aid Guatemalans suffering from tropical storm damage
June 8, 2010 in print edition on B8
If any good can come of an international disaster, Anne Kraemer Diaz hopes that people will at least realize that Mayans are still around.
Oakland A’s select KU’s Tony Thompson in 6th Round
June 8, 2010
Oakland A’s select KU 3rd baseman Tony Thompson in 6th Round
Weather threat leads to postponement of ‘World’s Largest Community Workout’
02:31 p.m., June 8, 2010 Updated 02:59 p.m.
The chance for severe weather has led to the postponement of the “World’s Largest Community Workout,” previously scheduled for today. The event has been moved to June 15.
Statehouse Live: Kobach files to run in GOP primary for secretary of state
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A6
He will face Shawnee County elections commissioner Elizabeth Ensley and J.R. Claeys of Salina in the Aug. 3 primary. Incumbent Chris Biggs will face Kansas City state Sen. Chris Steineger in the Democratic primary.
Federal Elections Commission criticizes financial mismanagement of Kansas GOP
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A6
A Federal Elections Commission audit strongly criticizes former administrators Kris Kobach and Christian Morgan for their financial management of the Kansas Republican Party.
Kansas Politicians up pressure on neighbors, trying to keep Big 12 Conference together
08:56 a.m., June 8, 2010 Updated 06:32 p.m. in print edition on B3
Kansas’ elected leaders on Tuesday mounted a political blitz, urging Nebraska and Missouri to stay home in the Big 12.
Police investigating death of 25-year-old Lawrence man at The Oread hotel
08:04 a.m., June 8, 2010 Updated 03:29 p.m. in print edition on A1
Lawrence police are working to determine how a man fell to his death from an upper floor at The Oread, 1200 Oread Ave.
Jenkins filed for re-election
07:52 a.m., June 8, 2010 Updated 06:21 p.m. in print edition on A6
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., on Tuesday filed for re-election, and said the public is mad at both major political parties.
Vandalism suspected in Eudora gas leak
June 8, 2010
A gas leak in Eudora caused the evacuation of a few houses near the leaky valve early Tuesday morning near the intersection of 11th and Ash streets.
Grand jury kept Perkins from Big 12 meetings
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A1
The Journal-World has learned that Kansas University Athletic Director Lew Perkins missed a portion of last week’s Big 12 meetings because he was testifying in Topeka before a federal grand jury regarding the university’s ticket scandal.
All watches and warnings canceled for Douglas County
02:13 a.m., June 8, 2010 Updated 08:48 p.m.
There are no active watches or warning in Douglas County.
Pre-Occupied: Replay Lounge
The former tenants of 946 Mass. from the past 140 years
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A6
Have you ever been in one of those arguments where you’re trying to figure out what a certain Lawrence business used to be?
Search under way for Kansas slaying suspect
June 8, 2010
Authorities are searching for a Kansas homicide suspect who they say shot and injured a sheriff’s deputy, then took off in his squad car.
CU hires Rodney Billups
June 8, 2010 in print edition on B2
New Colorado men’s basketball coach Tad Boyle has brought Rodney Billups on board as director of basketball operations.
Baylor president hopeful
June 8, 2010 in print edition on B2
New Baylor president Ken Starr says he is “cautiously optimistic” and hopeful that the Big 12 will remain intact.
Big 12 waits on Huskers; Pac-10 ready to strike
June 8, 2010 in print edition on B2
While Nebraska decides whether it’s in or out of the Big 12, an aggressive Pac-10 is going all-in.
Charges filed in battery incident
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A4
Douglas County prosecutors on Monday charged a 35-year-old Lawrence man with aggravated battery in connection with a Sunday incident that sent another man to the hospital.
With UT, there is no deadline
June 8, 2010 in print edition on B1
Texas remains king of the Big 12 and any attempt by any other school to force the conference’s hand won’t work. Commissioner Dan Beebe made that clear by setting deadlines for Nebraska and Missouri to declare their intentions. Notice that Beebe didn’t put any such pressure on Texas.
Lawrence Cactus 18-U baseball team starts 2-2
June 8, 2010 in print edition on B3
The Lawrence Cactus, an 18-and-under baseball team, opened the summer going 2-2 at the Golden Giants Invitational over the weekend in Topeka.
Gladiator graveyard discovered
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A2
Dozens of headless skeletons excavated from a northern English building site appear to be the remains of Roman gladiators, one of whom had bites from a lion, tiger, bear or other large animal, archaeologists said Monday.
Apple reveals faster iPhone
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A2
Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ unveiling Monday of the next-generation iPhone — it’s thinner, has a higher-resolution display and comes with video chat — may have lacked a single “Wow!” moment. But coupled with the launch of a new operating system and mobile advertising service, the message to competitors was unambiguous: Catch us if you can.
7 sentenced in ’84 Bhopal disaster
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A2
Seven former employees of the Union Carbide Corp. were found guilty Monday of “death by negligence” and “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” for their role in the Bhopal gas tragedy, which claimed more than 15,000 lives a quarter-century ago.
12 states have primaries today
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A2
A dozen states hold primaries today, picking candidates for Congress and governor for the fall in a campaign season marked by economic woe and political upheaval.
Police: Dutchman confesses in death
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A2
Peruvian police say Dutchman Joran van der Sloot has confessed to killing a young woman in his Lima hotel room last week.
Lawrence woman reports property stolen
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 41-year-old Lawrence woman reported the aggravated burglary and auto burglary of personal items last month in the 2500 block of Crestline Place.
Lawrence man reports video games stolen
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 21-year-old Lawrence man reported Saturday the burglary and theft of video game consoles and games from the 2000 block of Heatherwood Drive.
Man reports computer stolen
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 23-year-old Lawrence man reported Sunday the burglary and theft of a laptop computer from the 400 block of Eisenhower Drive.
Two arrested after fight
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A4
Two men were arrested Monday afternoon on aggravated battery charges after getting into a fight at the KU Public Safety Office.
Man reports car stolen
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 37-year-old Lawrence man reported an aggravated robbery Saturday in the 900 block of Vermont Street.
Car accident victim identified
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department identified the victim in a one-car accident early Sunday morning as Irina Seitz, 18, Lawrence.
Here, kitties: Cat show set for this weekend
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A4
This Saturday and Sunday the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds will transform into a giant catwalk.
BP has history of problems, internal investigations show
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A2
A series of internal investigations over the past decade warned senior BP managers that the oil company repeatedly disregarded safety and environmental rules and risked a serious accident if it did not change its ways.
Performance rises to elite level
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A10
Megan Elder, a freshman member of the Highland Community College women’s track team, earned the team’s first national medal of the meet at the National Junior College Athletic Association National Outdoor Track & Field Championships, held May 20-22 in Hutchinson.
State in top 10 for capital investment
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A5
Kansas made a top 10 list for most competitive states for capital investment and new facility development, according to Site Selection magazine.
Oprah searching for ‘next TV star’
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A9
Oprah Winfrey wants to give an undiscovered talent a chance to follow in her footsteps on her new cable network.
Lawyer: Sheen to plead guilty to misdemeanor
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A9
Charlie Sheen could work at a Colorado theater company by day and spend his nights in jail under a deal reached with prosecutors that calls for him to plead guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge in his domestic abuse case, an attorney said Monday.
Horoscope for June 8, 2010
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A9
This year, when you least expect to achieve your desired results, the unexpected occurs and drops what you want into your lap. Because of the manner in which this event occurs, you might not witness this fact until later. If you are single, though you easily could be taken with someone — and he or she with you — don’t count on this bond being long-term until it is. If you are attached, your mate could have a difficult time adjusting to all the quirky happenings in your life. Taurus makes a great healer.
Reporter’s White House career ends after comment about Israel
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A9
Helen Thomas, the opinionated White House correspondent who used her seat in the front row of history to grill 10 presidents and often exasperate them, lost her storied perch Monday in a flap over calling on Israelis to get “out of Palestine.”
‘Little Liars’ smells like teen soap opera
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A9
Impossibly good-looking characters harbor a dark secret about a missing friend — or frenemy, as the case may be — in the new teen melodrama “Pretty Little Liars” (7 p.m., Family).
Pump patrol
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.46 at several stations.
City to consider Oread hotel changes
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A3
Some design changes may be on tap for one of Lawrence’s taller buildings.
Friends help in search for runaway teenager
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A3
Friends of the family of a missing Lawrence teen spent Monday posting more fliers around local businesses, hoping someone will have information that leads to the boy’s safe return home.
KU notebook: Jayhawk coaches speak on realignment
June 8, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University football coach Turner Gill, men’s basketball coach Bill Self and women’s coach Bonnie Henrickson spoke at Monday’s Topeka Jayhawk Club’s annual Otto Schnellbacher Classic at Shawnee Country Club.
Stampede a wake-up call at World Cup
June 8, 2010 in print edition on B2
No one was killed. Most of the injuries were minor. Yet a stampede at a supposedly low-key warm-up match set off alarms for World Cup organizers as they reassessed their plans for keeping fervent sellout crowds under control.
Comeback trail: Energized, healthier Little ready for what’s next
June 8, 2010 in print edition on B1
Mario Little has been seen wearing some new sports attire the past couple weeks: Chicago Blackhawks style.
40 years ago: Claims regarding possible gains from liquor taxes disputed
June 8, 2010
Previous claims that Kansas could realize an extra $20 million in tax revenues by legalizing liquor by the drink were called “utter nonsense” by Rev. Roy S. Hollomon, executive director of Kansans for No Saloons. Kansans were scheduled to vote on the issue in the upcoming November elections.
25 years ago: County considering bypass south of Lawrence
June 8, 2010
County commissioners were considering a $3.5 million bond issue to help construct a bypass south of Lawrence, build a rail-served industrial park and replace some deteriorating bridges. The bypass was expected to become the priority project as it would require the bulk of the $3.5 million.
Nats take slugger Harper with No. 1 pick
June 8, 2010 in print edition on B2
The Washington Nationals got their ace a year ago. Now, they think they’ve found a big-time slugger.
Gulf seafood must pass sniff test
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A2
William Mahan bends over a bowl of raw shrimp and inhales deeply, using his left hand to wave the scent up toward his nose. Deep breath. Exhale. Repeat. He clears his palate with a bowl of freshly cut watermelon before moving on to raw oysters. Deep breath. Exhale. Repeat.
Cap collects more oil; slick breaking up
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A2
The cap on the blown-out well in the Gulf is capturing a half-million gallons a day, or anywhere from one-third to three-quarters of the oil spewing from the bottom of the sea, officials said Monday. But the hopeful report was offset by a warning that the farflung slick has broken up into hundreds and even thousands of patches of oil that may inflict damage that could persist for years.
School district seeks new council members
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A4
Lawrence public schools Superintendent Rick Doll is accepting applications for members on the district’s equity council.
Area ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant doesn’t win, but receives plenty of support
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A5
Becky Henderson’s long-anticipated appearance on the game show “Jeopardy!” didn’t last long. In Monday’s show, the Baldwin City resident finished third and did not advance.
Chiefs’ Haley taming temper
June 8, 2010 in print edition on B3
Todd Haley’s vow to be more mellow has been greeted by crickets at the Kansas City Chiefs training facility.
Local geologist puts oil spill in perspective
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A3
A retired Kansas University professor of geology and civil engineering said Monday that while the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is bad, it’s not the worst the area has seen.
Former Jayhawk Woodland qualifies for U.S. Open
June 8, 2010 in print edition on B1
Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland qualified Monday for the U.S. Open for the second year in a row.
100 years ago: Paving of Mississippi street to begin as weather permits
June 8, 2010
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 8, 1910: “Just as soon as the weather permits and the mud has dried sufficiently, the work on paving Mississippi street will be begun. There is something over 1500 feet to be paved on that street, a job which will take probably three months or so.”
Human rights
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A7
British Petroleum was only supplying an insatiable need. Our needs for immaculate lawns, trips across town and back, commutes, trips to the mountains, the shore — wait, not the shore. Instead of pointing fingers at others, each one of us needs to sit with the understanding that he or she had a hand in this horrific spill.
Nutrition needs
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A7
Your June 3 editorial (“A free lunch”) on low participation in summer meals programs in Kansas underscores the largely hidden problem of child hunger. Fortunately, it is a problem we can solve.
Help a school
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A7
Budget cuts will make the coming years difficult for our community, especially our schools. My challenge to those of you who have free time during the school day: Join me as a volunteer in one of Lawrence’s classrooms next year.
Global opinion turning against Israel
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A7
What do you do when an ally keeps digging itself into a hole — and is pulling you in with it? I’m referring to the Israeli leadership, whose policies on the Palestinian issue — including the raid on the Gaza aid flotilla — are achieving the reverse of what’s intended. A relentless focus on military tactics, to the exclusion of long-term political strategy, is isolating Israel and bolstering Hamas.
Dairy cruelty
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A7
Once again the factory farming industry has proved itself morally bankrupt. Shocking footage released last week by Mercy For Animals showed workers at a dairy farm in Ohio torturing newborn calves by stomping their heads, stabbing them with pitchforks, beating them with crowbars and one cow had its nose wired to a metal bar near the ground and was repeatedly beaten.
Fatal distraction
Sending text messages is one serious driving distraction, but it’s not the only one.
June 8, 2010 in print edition on A7
Last Friday a woman and two young children were killed when the SUV they were in crashed into the back of a dump truck that was stopped to make a turn on a highway in Coffey County.
Color of Money: College graduates need to learn about loan repayment
June 8, 2010
Many graduates don’t know who they borrowed from or how many different loans they have or what their total amount owed is.