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12:00 a.m.
Chef Simon Bates shows how plantains are used in some of the featured dishes at Esquina, 801 Mass.  One featured dish is a plantain encrusted walu fish over blackbeans and rice with hearts of palm and mango relish. A fried plantain chip sits on top of the dish as a garnish. What do I do with plantains?
June 9, 2010 in print edition on 1C
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…
6:00 a.m.
Tom Osborne is surrounded by members of the media at Big 12 Conference meetings last week. Sources have confirmed that Nebraska will leave the Big 12 for the Big 10 in the next few days. Nebraska to announce move to Big Ten
June 10, 2010 in print edition on 1A
The Journal-World has confirmed reports that Nebraska University is planning to leave the 15-year-old Big 12 for the 115-year-old Big Ten.
9:59 a.m.
Jacob Russell, 12, breaks into laughter as he talks with other students in the ceramics studio Wednesday at the Lawrence Arts Center. The center is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year with several events that will look back on its history. Arts Center leaders use birthday to celebrate history, look ahead to future
June 9, 2010 in print edition on 1A
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.
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence emergency workers put up a tent on a second-floor deck at The Oread hotel, where they were investigating a death Tuesday morning. Emergency dispatchers said the death appeared to be from a fall. Police release name of Oread fall victim
2:24 p.m., June 9, 2010 Updated 6:32 p.m. in print edition on 1A
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.
3:54 p.m.
KU Athletic Director Lew Perkins was the last to leave a press conference at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics on Thursday May 26, 2010. He and other KU officials and investigators talks about alleged violations in KU's ticket office that led to the diversion of $1 million or more from the university. Six employees were blamed and are no longer with the university. Lew Perkins set to retire as Kansas University’s athletic director at end of 2010-11 school year
3:33 p.m., June 10, 2010 Updated 10:24 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Kansas Athletic Director Lew Perkins, the man who saw KU’s athletic budget more than double, will retire Sept. 4, 2011.
5:45 p.m.
KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little Live from the Dole Institute: KU Chancellor discusses Lew Perkins’ retirement
5:22 p.m., June 10, 2010 Updated 5:58 p.m.
Camera crews and news organizations have descended upon the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, where Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will speak to reporters at 5:45 p.m. regarding the announced retirement of KU athletic director Lew Perkins.
6:39 p.m.
KU men's basketball coach Bill Self speaks to the media about conference realignment on Thursday. Live from Allen Fieldhouse: KU hoops coach Bill Self meets with media to discuss Lew Perkins’ retirement
6:22 p.m., June 10, 2010 Updated 6:51 p.m.
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self is scheduled to speak to reporters at the Allen Fieldhouse media room at 6:30 today.

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Kansas Turnpike set to open new ramps at West Lawrence interchange
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A3
An ongoing overhaul of the Kansas Turnpike through Lawrence will again take on a new look for traffic, beginning Friday morning.
Republican enters race for County Commission
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A5
Arch Naramore will face incumbent Commissioner Mike Gaughan in the race for a seat on the Douglas County Commission.
Parkinson urges senators to support increase in Medicaid funding for states
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A4
Gov. Mark Parkinson on Thursday urged Kansas’ U.S. senators to vote for an extension of increased federal Medicaid funding.
Kivistos fall behind on donations pledged to Kansas Athletics
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A8
Two of the most generous donors for Kansas Athletics Inc. in recent years did not fulfill their pledge for the past year, money that had been expected to help finance KU’s new football practice facility.
Live from Allen Fieldhouse: KU hoops coach Bill Self meets with media to discuss Lew Perkins’ retirement
06:22 p.m., June 10, 2010 Updated 06:51 p.m.
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self is scheduled to speak to reporters at the Allen Fieldhouse media room at 6:30 today.
Live from the Dole Institute: KU Chancellor discusses Lew Perkins’ retirement
05:22 p.m., June 10, 2010 Updated 05:58 p.m.
Camera crews and news organizations have descended upon the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, where Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will speak to reporters at 5:45 p.m. regarding the announced retirement of KU athletic director Lew Perkins.
Alumni, locals react to Perkins’ retirement
04:44 p.m., June 10, 2010 Updated 07:29 p.m. in print edition on A1
Dana Anderson, a major KU booster whose contributions have helped establish the Anderson Family Strength Center and the Anderson Family Football Complex, said that Lew Perkins had mentioned the “concept” of retirement several times during the past year.
Company saw sales to athletic department increase after installing equipment in Perkins’ home
04:08 p.m., June 10, 2010 Updated 10:16 p.m. in print edition on A7
A medical equipment company at the heart of the controversy surrounding Lew Perkins’ use of $15,000 worth of exercise equipment saw its sales to the athletic department increase significantly after the equipment was installed in Perkins’ home.
Lew Perkins set to retire as Kansas University’s athletic director at end of 2010-11 school year
KU’s A.D. to leave beleaguered department next year
03:33 p.m., June 10, 2010 Updated 10:24 p.m. in print edition on A1
Kansas Athletic Director Lew Perkins, the man who saw KU’s athletic budget more than double, will retire Sept. 4, 2011.
Self reacts to news of Colorado’s departure from Big 12
June 10, 2010
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self spoke to the Journal-World today about Colorado announcing plans to leave the Big 12 for the Pac-10.
Federal officials again raid Lawrence store at center of K2 controversy
Sacred Journey closes for most of day
01:46 p.m., June 10, 2010 Updated 08:08 p.m. in print edition on A3
Law enforcement officials have again raided a downtown Lawrence store that was once at the center of the K2 controversy.
Federal prosecutors accuse Kansas City woman of helping husband abduct her 16-year-old daughter so he could have sex with her
June 10, 2010 in print edition on B10
Federal prosecutors say a Kansas woman helped her husband flee the state with her daughter so he could have sex with the 16-year-old girl.
Two Democrats enter race for Kansas’ 2nd U.S. House district
11:59 a.m., June 10, 2010 Updated 02:10 p.m.
Two more Democratic candidates are running in Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District.
Stuckey named Big 12 Male Sportsperson of the Year
11:37 a.m., June 10, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B4
Former Kansas University football player Darrell Stuckey, a native of Kansas City, Kan., was named the Big 12 Male Sportsperson of the Year, the conference announced Thursday, positive news for a conference reeling from realignment talks.
Two more Republicans enter U.S. Senate race in Kansas
June 10, 2010
Two more candidates are running for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Kansas.
Stephene Moore, wife of incumbent Dennis Moore, files for husband’s U.S. House seat
June 10, 2010
The wife of retiring U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore has filed to run for his seat in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District.
Crowded field set for August primary elections
More than 340 candidates file for state offices
08:14 a.m., June 10, 2010 Updated 07:57 p.m. in print edition on A3
Lawrence voters can expect a lot of attention over the next few months.
Former Attorney General John Ashcroft campaigns in Kansas for Kris Kobach
08:13 a.m., June 10, 2010 Updated 02:59 p.m.
Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft is campaigning in Kansas for Republican Kris Kobach, saying his political protege is more than qualified to be secretary of state.
Student plans to file complaint after being confronted by Eudora police
Police pulled Taser while he was working in friend’s yard, he says
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A3
Johnson County Community College student Brendan Martinez is always looking for ways to make extra money. Recently, he was asked to mow the lawn of a family friend while they were away on vacation.
Lawrence High’s Minnis dominates all-stars
June 10, 2010 in print edition on B3
A few hours after learning he’d been selected in the 33rd round of Wednesday’s major-league baseball first-year player draft, Albert Minnis was back on the mound.
Street p’arty and open house
Portion of New Hampshire Street to be closed
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A1
A portion of New Hampshire Street will be closed Saturday to help the Lawrence Arts Center celebrate its 35th anniversary.
Camping scare: Physical KU hoops scrimmage produces minor injuries
June 10, 2010 in print edition on B1
With Jeff Hawkins and Brad Witherspoon the only Kansas University basketball alumni available, Wednesday’s annual Bill Self campers game turned into a glorified intrasquad scrimmage.
Nebraska to announce move to Big Ten
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A1
The Journal-World has confirmed reports that Nebraska University is planning to leave the 15-year-old Big 12 for the 115-year-old Big Ten.
KU football lands defensive end
June 10, 2010 in print edition on B1
The KU football program received some good news Wednesday when it learned Aldine (Texas) High defensive end Julius Green had committed to Kansas.
Nebraska holds key to expansion
June 10, 2010 in print edition on B2
So now the keys to the great college upheaval of 2010 are in the hot little hands of … Nebraska?
Next-best fit for KU? Big/Pac-20
June 10, 2010 in print edition on B1
Now that Nebraska has set the dominoes tumbling and the Big 12 is teetering on the brink of extinction, it’s time to consider what becomes the best-case scenario for Kansas University.
Our Town Sports
June 10, 2010 in print edition on B2
West Basketball Camp: The West Junior High basketball camp for boys grades 7-9 will be June 21-25. Contact Stan Frantz at 832-5500 or e-mail at safrantz@usd497.org
Chicago wins first Stanley Cup since 1961
June 10, 2010 in print edition on B2
There was no red light, just Blackhawks flying over the boards in celebration.
Is Obama presidency failing?
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A7
There is a scene in the film “Superman II” where the Man of Steel chooses to give up his powers and become mortal for Lois Lane, the woman he loves.
Sports are universal, but limited, respite
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A7
A fascinating test of the curative power of sports has been unfolding this week on both sides of the Atlantic, as Washington and Johannesburg look to athletes to lift the gloom surrounding their political leaders.
GOP discord
Financial problems and a rush to shift the blame for those problems seems to indicate continuing discord within the Kansas Republican Party.
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A7
Reaction to a Federal Elections Commission audit this week provides an interesting window to the continuing dissension inside the Kansas Republican Party.
BP spill response plans severely flawed, AP analysis finds
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A2
Glaring errors and omissions in BP’s oil spill response plans have exposed a slapdash effort to follow environmental rules, outraging Gulf Coast residents who can see on their beaches how unprepared the company was.
Finley second in discus
Scott competing today in pole vault finals
June 10, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University freshman Mason Finley placed second in the discus throw at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships on Wednesday with a toss of 58.35 meters (191 feet, 5 inches) at Hayward Field.
Style scout: Leni Salkind
June 10, 2010 in print edition on C1
A secret: I had no idea that running for school board was so political, and that was quite a lesson.
Style scout: Steven Anderson
June 10, 2010 in print edition on C1
I’m not actually Bruce Kallmeyer, but in the ‘80s I told a lot of girls that I was …
Quarterback Reesing unsure about football future
June 10, 2010 in print edition on B1
Former Kansas University quarterback Todd Reesing was back in Lawrence on Wednesday, one day after being released by the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.
Time added for comment on pipeline
June 10, 2010 in print edition on B8
A federal agency on Wednesday delayed approval of a draft environmental impact statement on TransCanada’s $12 billion Keystone pipeline, which will move oil from Canada through several northern and Midwestern states.
40 years ago: Preliminary census figures released
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A7
Preliminary census figures for 1970 were finally released, and local citizens were surprised at finding the Lawrence population to be only 45,143. Many were expecting the figure to be closer to 50,000 or even 52,000. However, their disappointment was tempered by the fact that the new figure indicated an increase of over 12,000 from the 1960 federal census. The Douglas County total was 57,144, up from 32,858 ten years earlier.
25 years ago: Cease-and-desist order attempts to shut down Culture Farms Ponzi scheme
June 10, 2010
A permanent cease-and-desist order handed down by Kansas Securities Commissioner John Wurth ordered Culture Farms Inc. to stop buying milk cultures and recycling them into starter kits to grow new cultures
100 years ago: Visitors arriving for Haskell commencement
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 10, 1910: “Visitors and alumni have already begun to come in for commencement at the Haskell Institute which begins next Sunday. The program for the exercises shows careful attention and will no doubt make a successful closing of a successful year. It is to be hoped that the Indians will be blessed with at least a little better weather than K. U. was this week.
Academic tie?
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A7
To the editor: What in the world does the Kansas University athletics department’s financial success have to do with the school’s academic financial problems?
Poll: Money is a huge consideration in pet care
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A6
When a vet told Nancy Gates that her dog Arabella had heart problems, needed surgery and it would cost $500, she had no choice but to put her pet down.
Short people at higher risk for heart problems
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A2
Short people have a 50 percent higher risk of having a heart problem or dying from one than tall people, a new study says, though weight, blood pressure and smoking habits remain more important factors.
Obama, Abbas discuss Gaza
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama called on Wednesday for sharply limiting Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip in the wake of the botched Israeli naval raid that’s straining U.S. and Israeli relations with allies around the world, and the White House announced a $400 million aid package for Gaza and the West Bank.
Pavano, Twins sink Royals
June 10, 2010 in print edition on B4
Carl Pavano pitched eight strong innings, Delmon Young homered, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals, 6-2, on Wednesday night.
Tonganoxie Days set for Saturday
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A3
Downtown Tonganoxie will be the site for more than 120 vendors Saturday as part of Tonganoxie Days.
Survey: Modest recovery spreading
June 10, 2010 in print edition on B7
For the first time since the beginning of the recession, economic growth — modest and fragile, but growth nonetheless — has spread to every corner of the country.
Holloway suspect targeted in FBI sting but not arrested
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A8
The FBI thought it was closing in on Joran van der Sloot in the notorious Natalee Holloway missing-teenager case, and he was videotaped and paid $25,000 in a sting operation.
Pump patrol
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.43 at several stations.
World Cup profits bypass ball stitchers
June 10, 2010 in print edition on C8
Asian workers who stitch nearly all the world’s soccer balls have seen little improvement in lives dominated by poverty, a report said days before the start of the World Cup, which promises sports gear companies a sales bonanza.
Britain declares couples’ new romance language is English
June 10, 2010 in print edition on C8
Love may have its own language — but that’s not good enough for the British government. It wants English, too.
Food stamps backlog long
June 10, 2010 in print edition on C8
When Amanda Vaca’s husband lost his job, the couple took stock of their finances and drew a startling conclusion: They could not afford to feed their four young children.
More workers quit as economy improves
June 10, 2010 in print edition on B7
One sign of better economic times is when more people start finding jobs. Another is when they feel confident enough to quit them.
Scared investors send BP shares to 14-year low
June 10, 2010 in print edition on B7
BP stock sank to its lowest point in 14 years Wednesday as investors feared the company would be overwhelmed by the costs of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, perhaps forcing it to cut its robust dividend to pay for the disaster.
‘Liars’ entertaining, puppets and all
June 10, 2010 in print edition on B6
The late-night comedy field gets ever more crowded. Character actor and comedian Larry Miller (“Best in Show”) hosts the odd and amusing hybrid series “Late Night Liars” (10 p.m., GSN).
People in the news
June 10, 2010 in print edition on B6
People in the news for June 10, 2010.
Fans still idolize Underwood
June 10, 2010 in print edition on B6
The fans love Carrie Underwood, and they proved it again during the CMT Music Awards.
Horoscope for June 10, 2010
June 10, 2010 in print edition on B6
This year, you swing from being remote and/or reflective to leading others at work or within your community. You often hit obstacles with a family member or roommate. If you are single, you could meet someone out of the blue, though don’t live together for at least a year. If you are attached, work on eliminating friction rather than creating it. A fellow Gemini understands you, though on some level you are quite different.
2010: Year of the political woman?
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A8
It’s looking like a new “year of the woman” in politics.
Sculpture exhibition kicks off this weekend
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A6
Lawrence’s 22nd annual Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition will officially kick off on Saturday.
Boy ordered to trial in stepbrother’s death
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A4
A judge says there’s enough evidence to try a 14-year-old Kansas boy on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of his 9-year-old stepbrother.
Car club show set for Sunday
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Lawrence All British Car Club is sponsoring a car show on Sunday.
Voters may still pick 8 Kansas wonders
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A4
Time is running out for those interested in helping to catapult Baldwin City’s Black Jack Battlefield or Lecompton’s Constitution Hall to official “Wonder of Kansas” status.
Suicide attack kills 40 at wedding
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A2
A suicide attack ripped through a wedding party in full swing in the Taliban’s heartland in southern Afghanistan late Wednesday, killing 40 people and wounding dozens more, officials said.
FBI: U.S. agents chased away
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A2
Pointing their rifles, Mexican security forces chased away U.S. authorities investigating the shooting of a 15-year-old Mexican by a U.S. Border Patrol agent on the banks of the Rio Grande, the FBI and witnesses told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Iran dismisses sanctions
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A2
The U.S. and its allies scored a long-sought victory Wednesday by pushing through new U.N. sanctions over Iran’s nuclear program, punishments Tehran dismissed as “annoying flies, like a used tissue.”
Gore daughter Karenna separated
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A2
Another Gore marriage is on the ropes.
Hospital reaches fundraising goal
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A3
Kansas University Hospital has met a $500,000 fundraising challenge from Kansas City philanthropist Annette Bloch that will benefit its heart rhythm center.