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Internal review clears KU’s Perkins of wrongdoing
07:12 p.m., June 9, 2010 Updated 08:40 p.m. in print edition on A1
A Kansas University internal review of a former employee’s claims against Athletics Director Lew Perkins has found “no evidence” to substantiate them.
Kobach no longer advising Maricopa County in Arizona on immigration issues
New Maricopa County attorney decides not to retain Kansas lawyer
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A3
A change in leadership at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in Arizona is costing Kris Kobach some work.
Arts Center leaders use birthday to celebrate history, look ahead to future
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A1
The Lawrence Arts Center is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year with several events that will look back on the history of the organization that started out at Ninth and Vermont streets and was led for decades by local art champion Ann Evans.
Marcus Morris bruises back; Robinson suffers broken nose in camp game
June 9, 2010
Action was rough and tumble at Kansas University’s camp game on Wednesday in Horejsi Center, resulting in three injuries.
Road south of Eagle Bend Golf Course to undergo overhaul
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A3
Work to rebuild a road south of Eagle Bend Golf Course will force some golfers and others to shift directions when heading to the course, Mutt Run Dog Park and shelters in the nearby Outlet park.
Letter to editor lends insight to thinking of Obama’s nominee for U.S. Attorney in Kansas
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A4
While Barry Grissom awaits confirmation as U.S. attorney for Kansas, recently released documents offer clues to his thinking on civic and legal issues.
Bowling for Lebowskis: Cult film abides two parties in one week
June 9, 2010 in print edition on C1
Released in 1998 to little box-office fanfare, “The Big Lebowski” has gone on to inspire a movement that will manifest itself this week in two different screenings by devout Lawrence Lebowski-ites…
Several candidates file for statewide election
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A5
Several more candidates for statewide offices in Kansas have filed for the Aug. 3 primaries.
KU baseball players Walz, Heere, Blankenship taken in MLB Draft
03:00 p.m., June 9, 2010 Updated 04:24 p.m. in print edition on B3
The Kansas Jayhawks have now had seven players taken in the 2010 MLB Draft. T.J. Walz, a junior right-handed pitcher, was taken by the Oakland Athletics in the 50th round of the draft on Wednesday.
Police release name of Oread fall victim
02:24 p.m., June 9, 2010 Updated 06:32 p.m. in print edition on A1
Lawrence Police have released the name of the person who fell to his death at The Oread, 1200 Oread Ave. Twenty-five-year-old Brandon Sims, Lawrence, was discovered on a second floor balcony of the multi-level hotel about 7:15 a.m. Tuesday.
Lawrence teen — missing since May 29 — found in Shawnee County
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A4
Police found a Lawrence teenager Wednesday who had runaway from his mother’s North Lawrence home and been missing since May 29.
Final: Blue defeats Crimson, 65-62, Marcus Morris carried off floor with injury
Guards dominate as Taylor scores 25 and Reed records 24
01:14 p.m., June 9, 2010 Updated 04:16 p.m.
The crimson squad had a shot to win it but C.J. Henry’s three-pointer banged off the back iron. That led to a jumper by Elijah Johnson on the other end, which gave the blue team a three-point victory, 65-62. Tyshawn Taylor led all scorers with 25 points and seemed to do whatever he wanted on offense in the second half. Tyrel Reed led the victorious blue squad with 24 points, 11 of those coming in the first half.
Kansas Board of Regents reaches out to Nebraska, Missouri
Letter pleads with NU, MU as report surfaces that Nebraska is leaning toward Big Ten
June 9, 2010
The Kansas Board of Regents, the governing body for Kansas University and Kansas State University, on Wednesday released a letter it sent to the Nebraska Board of Regents and the Missouri Board of Curators earlier this week regarding the future of the Big 12 Conference.
KBI searching for missing teenager
June 9, 2010
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is asking for help finding a missing 16-year-old girl, who was last seen with her stepfather.
Lions’ Minnis drafted in 33rd round of MLB draft
Next step for LHS pitcher still unknown
12:28 p.m., June 9, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B1
For Lawrence High standout pitcher Albert Minnis, getting drafted was the easy part.
County’s repaving projects this summer include stretch of 31st Street
11:47 a.m., June 9, 2010 Updated 05:31 p.m. in print edition on A4
Douglas County plans to spend nearly $1.2 million repaving major roads in the rural area outside Lawrence — including one major street at the edge of town.
Treece residents told they can relocate anywhere — except other places that are contaminated by mining
10:30 a.m., June 9, 2010 Updated 12:18 p.m. in print edition on B8
Treece residents being relocated from their contaminated southeast Kansas town can move anywhere as long as it isn’t another area poisoned by mining, according to federal and state officials.
Democratic team set: Tom Holland names lieutenant governor running mate state Sen. Kelly Kultala
08:11 a.m., June 9, 2010 Updated 05:35 p.m. in print edition on A3
Holland, of Baldwin City, and Kultala planned campaign events in Overland Park, Topeka and Wichita.
Sports can still set example
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A7
A few words about the things we seek from baseball. From all sports, really, but from America’s pastime more than most. We seek heroes, of course, men and women who thrill us with their excellence, stun us with their prowess, whose diving catches and fadeaway jumpers jerk us to our feet, fists pumping, mouths wide and roaring.
Lawrence man robbed at knifepoint
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 24-year-old Lawrence man was robbed at knifepoint late Tuesday night near 9th and Michigan streets.
Missouri board won’t comment
June 9, 2010 in print edition on B2
University of Missouri curators appear poised to discuss the school’s possible interest in joining an expanded Big Ten Conference.
CU regents discuss realignment
June 9, 2010 in print edition on B2
The University of Colorado regents have met behind closed doors to discuss the school’s athletic membership in the Big 12 Conference.
’Riders release Reesing
June 9, 2010 in print edition on B3
After a long courtship of former Kansas University football player Todd Reesing, the Saskatchewan Roughriders have released the record-setting quarterback.
Find the computer that’s right for you
June 9, 2010 in print edition on B7
The Apple iPad heralds the start of a new era in computers.
Lobbyists duel over debit card fees
June 9, 2010 in print edition on B7
Swipe your debit card at the supermarket and you’ve placed yourself at the heart of a contentious congressional debate.
Terror suspects in previous trouble
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
Two terrorism suspects arrested at an airport over the weekend ran afoul of school officials and law enforcement over the last several years, with one considered so disruptive that he was removed from school and taught privately with a security guard present.
Defense: Blagojevich ‘didn’t take a dime’
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
An attorney for Rod Blagojevich declared Tuesday that the former Illinois governor is an honest man who “didn’t take a dime” of illegal money and simply trusted the wrong people to handle his fundraising before he was ousted by corruption allegations.
What’s that noise? Vuvuzelas
June 9, 2010 in print edition on C10
Its name in Zulu roughly translates to “making a lot of noise” — and it sure does.
Presentation, not price, key to better eating in school cafeterias
June 9, 2010 in print edition on C10
With the spotlight on childhood obesity, schools across the country are looking for ways to get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables.
Lawrence schools implementing anti-bullying messages
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A1
In 2010, seven of every 10 participants of a Kansas middle school and high school survey saw someone bullied at least once a month at school.
Fisher helps Lakers go up 2-1
June 9, 2010 in print edition on B1
The Lakers beat Boston, 91-84, to take a 2-1 lead in the NBA finals.
Children’s services expand in KCK
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A3
“Well, we did it!” This statement not only incited an eruption of applause during Tuesday’s grand opening ceremony of the new Children’s Campus of Kansas City and Educare of Kansas City, but also illuminated the significance of an event eight years in the makin
Study: Retailers lag in sales tax collections
June 9, 2010 in print edition on B7
Lawrence has been a leader in restaurants but a laggard in big box stores for nearly the last decade, according to a study presented to a city task force looking to revitalize the retail scene.
Obama lets anger show
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
First he was going to make BP pay for the Gulf oil mess. Then he declared himself in charge. Now he’s trying to find out “whose ass to kick” and making clear he’d fire BP’s chief if only he could.
Surgery centers’ infection control lax
June 9, 2010 in print edition on C10
A new federal study finds many same-day surgery centers — where patients get such things as foot operations and pain injections — have serious problems with infection control.
Study: For health, best time to start work is after 9 a.m.
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A1
It takes people working around the clock to keep modern society functioning.
Management plan wins city approval
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A1
Leaders of the Lawrence Community Shelter on Tuesday got something they normally don’t receive: an easy victory.
Anxious Gazans trying to leave blockaded territory
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A8
A Palestinian who had to delay graduate school in Malaysia and an elderly man forced to put off eye surgery in Egypt are among thousands anxiously trying to get out of Gaza now that the blockaded territory’s gateway to the world has opened just a little.
Sentencing delayed in Oskaloosa slaying
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A5
The widow of a slain Oskaloosa farmer was angry Tuesday afternoon after the sentencing of the man convicted of killing her husband and disposing of his body in a cistern was continued until sufficient evidence about the killer’s criminal history could be completed.
40 years ago: Planning department projects growth for Lawrence
June 9, 2010
The city planning department projected a doubling of the non-student population in the next 20 years. Added to an increase in KU students, this would place the total population of Lawrence at 98,500 by the year 1990. Planners accounted for future growth by the development of Clinton Reservoir, the expected growth of Kansas City, and the construction of Kansas City International Airport.
25 years ago: Developer ‘seriously considering’ building regional shopping mall
June 9, 2010
A New Orleans developer, which had been chosen and then dropped as a downtown mall developer, was “seriously considering” building a regional shopping mall on 61 acres on Iowa Street south of Armstrong Road. A representative of Sizeler Realty Co. Inc. said that they had never lost interest in Lawrence and hoped to come back at the right time with the right project.
100 years ago: Father seeks lawyer to represent son in shooting case
June 9, 2010
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 9, 1910: “H. E. Trude, the father of Charles Trude, who shot and seriously wounded Deputy Sheriff Woods about a month ago, came to Lawrence this morning to see what could be done towards getting bond and a good lawyer for the wayward son. The father is a horse trader and breeder and St. Marys, and is a man of good repute in his community. He seems to be unfortunate in having a black sheep for a son, and is endeavoring to straighten his offspring out.”
Active role
A week at Sunflower Girls State is a great learning experience for the next generation of Kansas leaders.
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A7
It’s always an honor to welcome Sunflower Girls State to Lawrence.
Kansas bystander
Kansas universities can’t do much but stand by and wait to see what’s going to be left of the Big 12 Conference.
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A7
Kansas University and Kansas State University are in an unenviable position as talk swirls around them about possible defections from the Big 12 Conference.
Iran sanctions may be toughest ever
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday called the proposed new U.N. sanctions against Iran’s suspect nuclear program the toughest ever, a day before the U.N. Security Council was expected to vote on the measure.
GM pulls back on dealership cuts
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
General Motors will keep open about 900 dealerships across the country that it had planned to close, a shift in corporate strategy that could preserve thousands of jobs.
Obama touts Medicare law to seniors
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
Facing continued public skepticism about the new health care law, President Barack Obama traveled to Maryland Tuesday to tout the distribution of $250 rebate checks for senior citizens who hit the so-called doughnut hole in Medicare’s drug coverage, one of the law’s first benefits.
Primary results all over the map
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
Embattled Democrat Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas narrowly won nomination to a third Senate term Tuesday night, overcoming a labor-backed challenger and defying a nationwide anti-establishment tide. California Republicans installed a pair of wealthy businesswomen, first-time candidates Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina, atop their ticket for the fall campaign.
Judge: Lohan violated terms of her bail
June 9, 2010 in print edition on B6
Lindsay Lohan’s alcohol-monitoring bracelet got her in trouble Tuesday with a judge who doubled the actress’ bail to $200,000.
Heidi Montag files for separation from co-star
June 9, 2010 in print edition on B6
More than “The Hills” may be ending for two of its stars — Heidi Montag has filed for separation from Spencer Pratt.
‘Work of Art’ is a piece of work
June 9, 2010 in print edition on B6
Can you put a painting on the “Runway”? Will Bravo do for fine art what the network did for fashion?
Horoscope for June 9, 2010
June 9, 2010 in print edition on B6
Finally, you connect with far more depth and caring than you have in the past. Others seem to be able to receive your message. Communication flows with precision. If you are single, you could meet someone who is emotionally unavailable. Don’t kid yourself about changing this person! If you are attached, both of you benefit from time spent away from the daily grind. Taurus reads you cold.
Pump patrol
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.43 at Presto, 602 W. Ninth St.
Golf event benefits Special Olympics
June 9, 2010 in print edition on B8
The Douglas County Special Olympics is hosting its annual Lew Perkins Golf Classic on June 18 at Alvamar Golf Club, 1800 Crossgate Drive.
Spend or save? Obama torn
June 9, 2010 in print edition on C10
To spend or not to spend? That is the question that’s pressing President Barack Obama.
Sex abuse crisis gives momentum to Catholic church’s dissidents
June 9, 2010 in print edition on C10
The clerical sex abuse crisis is energizing Roman Catholic dissidents who want to open up the priesthood to women and ditch celibacy requirements.
Gulf oil leak may exceed BP estimates
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A8
While BP is capturing more oil from its blown-out well with every passing day, scientists on a team analyzing the flow said Tuesday that the amount of crude still escaping into the Gulf of Mexico may be considerably greater than what the government and the company have claimed.
Lightning strikes house in west Lawrence
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A4
Lightning struck a west Lawrence home Tuesday evening during the height of a strong storm system moving across the city.
Kansas baseball has 4 players drafted
June 9, 2010 in print edition on B1
Joining Robby Price (14th round, Tampa Bay) in this year’s draft were junior third baseman Tony Thompson (Oakland, sixth round), relief pitcher Brett Bochy (San Francisco, 20th round) and starting pitcher Cameron Selik (Washington, 22nd round).
UCLA slugs its way to 11th championship
June 9, 2010 in print edition on B2
Andrea Harrison hit a grand slam, Megan Langenfeld homered for the third time in two games, and UCLA put on a record-setting offensive show to beat Arizona, 15-9, Tuesday night and win its 11th Women’s College World Series title.
Fun to watch
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A7
Come on people! Don’t be so hard on Lew Perkins. After all, this is the man that told us that dealing with the tangling of the football team vs. the basketball team was “the most difficult thing” he’s ever had to do!
Public service
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A7
The Lawrence Journal-World does a tremendous public service by giving thinking people an opportunity to read the political writings of Charles Krauthammer.
U.N. probe of Israeli probe is a joke
June 9, 2010 in print edition on A7
Latin America’s immediate condemnation of the Israeli raid on a pro-Palestinian flotilla last week is understandable, but the region’s support for an investigation by the United Nations Human Rights Council is outrageous. The U.N. group is dominated by some of the world’s worst dictatorships and most viscerally anti-Israeli regimes.
What do I do with plantains?
June 9, 2010 in print edition on C1
A banana is a banana. It’s sweet, portable and healthy. Not much more. A plantain, on the other hand, is a shape-shifter, its usage changing with every gradation from green to yellow to black…