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Rural Eudora man taken to hospital after rollover accident
June 13, 2010
An 18-year-old rural Eudora man was taken to a Kansas City-area hospital Sunday morning after a rollover accident southeast of Lawrence.
Lawrence man arrested after battering another
June 13, 2010
A 22-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early Sunday morning after battering another Lawrence resident.
Thomas shouldn’t get a pass on comments
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B6
Here’s some bitter irony for you. Back in April, I received the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity award. Yes, diversity. And yes, Helen Thomas, the legendary White House correspondent who recently nuked her career — and legacy — by telling a rabbi, following a Jewish heritage ceremony at the White House, no less, that the Jews of Israel should, in effect, go back where they came from.
Man hospitalized with multiple stab wounds Sunday morning
05:18 a.m., June 13, 2010 Updated 06:04 a.m.
One person was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Sunday morning with multiple stab wounds.
K.C. improving under Haley
June 13, 2010 in print edition on C5
The Kansas City Chiefs are feeling rather good about themselves.
Texas claims mythical crown
June 13, 2010 in print edition on C1
Texas claimed nearly a third of the regular-season sports championships offered by the Big 12 Conference in the 2009-2010 school year.
Around & About in local business
June 13, 2010 in print edition on E1
Local business news in Lawrence for June 13, 2010.
40 years ago: Yippie announces sheriff candidacy
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B6
In the presence of an audience jammed into the Tansy bookstore, 1144 Indiana Street, George Kimball announced his intention to file as an independent candidate for Douglas County sheriff.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned for this week
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B4
Road construction projects planned for the week of June 12, 2010.
Animal lovers unite to display ‘family’ at this year’s cat show
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B1
Carl Galka vowed at his wedding that he would scoop the cat box. It turned out to be a big promise after a sister-in-law wanted to start breeding cats.
Arts center celebrates anniversary despite rain
‘Street P’Arty’ goes indoors to highlight community activities
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B1
Saturday’s rain might have prevented the Lawrence Arts Center from having the block party its staff envisioned, but it didn’t stop the community from having a good time.
Two Buffalo players follow Gill to KU
June 13, 2010 in print edition on C5
A pair of University of Buffalo football players appear to have followed their former coach to the Midwest.
AD: Texas looking at options
June 13, 2010 in print edition on C6
Texas is still “looking at all options” before deciding whether to stay in the crumbling Big 12 or move to another league, athletic director DeLoss Dodds said Saturday.
Gomes powers Reds to win over Royals
June 13, 2010 in print edition on C3
Call it a plus-three night for Jonny Gomes.
KU’s Finley second in shot put
June 13, 2010 in print edition on C3
Kansas University freshman Mason Finley added to his hardware collection by taking second place in the shot put Saturday morning at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Spirit Airlines pilots strike, stranding thousands
June 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
A strike by Spirit Airlines pilots has shut down the discount carrier, stranding thousands of travelers.
Man gets life for shooting firefighter
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B8
A 23-year-old St. Louis man has been sentenced to life in prison for shooting and severely injuring a firefighter during a home invasion.
KSU expert: Kansas falls short of its wind potential
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B8
Kansas, which has ranked among the top 10 states for wind energy-producing potential, has fallen short of that potential, according to an expert at Kansas State University.
Marketer targets private country clubs
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B4
A Manhattan man is trying to revive the private club industry.
Bynum will play in Game 5 of NBA Finals tonight
June 13, 2010 in print edition on C2
Andrew Bynum is altogether clear on this: He’ll play in Game 5 of the NBA finals tonight.
Alleged Mossad spy arrested
June 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
An alleged Mossad spy from Israel wanted in connection with the hit-squad slaying of a Hamas agent in Dubai has been arrested in Poland, officials said Saturday.
Argentina, South Korea claim World Cup victories
June 13, 2010 in print edition on C8
Even though Lionel Messi baffled Nigeria’s defenders, Argentina still had to sweat out Diego Maradona’s first World Cup victory as a coach.
KDHE will feature lead paint meeting
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B2
To update contractors, property managers and the public on lead paint regulations, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is having an informational meeting on Monday.
Sebelius campaigns against child obesity
June 13, 2010 in print edition on E8
The Obama administration is calling on mayors to help in the fight against childhood obesity because the effort won’t work if communities don’t engage in it, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a conference Friday.
Obama, GOP bicker over doctor pay
June 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama is asking Republican lawmakers to approve billions of dollars in new spending to avert a scheduled 21 percent cut in payments to doctors who treat Medicare patients.
Bankruptcies
June 13, 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:
Facts lacking
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B7
I opened up the editorial/opinion page on Wednesday to see the following highlighted in big bold letters on the Cal Thomas opinion piece: “The president’s declining polls numbers reveal the disillusionment that has begun to sink in among the politically unsophisticated.”
31st St. decay
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B7
The recent protest by the “wetlands advocates” over actions taken by Douglas County to preserve the existing 31st Street (Journal-World, May 27) speaks volumes about their vision of how the wetlands should be preserved, going beyond opposition to the selected alignment of the South Lawrence Trafficway.
25 years ago: Culture Farms order altered by judge
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B6
A Topeka judge made a slight alteration in the cease-and-desist order for Culture Farms Inc. Although the judge doesn’t want culture starter kits grown anywhere in the U.S., it was not clear whether Kansas authorities had the authority to block starter-kit sales outside the state of Kansas.
100 years ago: Man injured in gun accident involving snake
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 13, 1910: “Mike McLaughlin and Henry Hagenbuch, of Eudora, were out fishing at Horseshoe lake yesterday and were sitting in a boat when they saw a snake swimming towards the bank. Hagenbuch expressed a wish for a gun to shoot it and McLaughlin drew an old revolver from his pocket and handed it over to him.”
KU Hospital, Masonic Lodge work to provide dolls for child patients
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B5
Children preparing for surgery at Kansas University Hospital soon will have a companion.
Tonganoxie days Rainfall dampens barbecue contest, other activities
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B5
The heavy rain that blew in about 9 a.m. Saturday to Tonganoxie left members of the Burning Sensation BBQ team soaked but still cooking.
Former flagship Catholic school closing
June 13, 2010 in print edition on A8
Even as financially strapped Catholic schools continue to close across the country, no one in Philadelphia ever thought the church would shutter Cardinal Dougherty High School.
Money game
Fans, students and supporters are getting lost in the money-driven atmosphere of college athletics.
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B6
It’s all about the money. It’s not about fan support or how good a school’s athletic or academic programs are. It’s not about tradition, and it’s certainly not about the student athletes.
Calif. proposition targets partisanship
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B6
Under the current imperfect administration of the Universe, most new ideas are false, so most ideas for improvements make matters worse. Given California’s parlous condition, making matters worse there requires ingenuity, but voters managed to do so last Tuesday.
Osborne: Big Ten move trumps tradition
June 13, 2010 in print edition on C6
When Nebraska beat Oklahoma in the 1971 Game of the Century, when Johnny Rodgers took that punt return the distance, Tom Osborne was there.
Cactus advance to semis in Emporia
June 13, 2010 in print edition on C3
The Lawrence Cactus advanced to the semifinals of the Sam Ellis Memorial Tournament by defeating the Kansas City Blaze, 11-1, on Saturday.
Cork accentuates everyday objects
June 13, 2010 in print edition on D7
Crafting websites have hundreds of clever ideas for repurposing wine corks, from turning them into picture frames to making ornaments to using them as knife cleaners or storage receptacles.
Kovel’s Antiques: Modern designs attract furniture collectors
June 13, 2010 in print edition on D8
The 20th century brought a new style of furniture.
Fine fescue lawns can be a low-maintenance option
June 13, 2010 in print edition on D7
Lawn lovers looking to do less yard work might consider converting to fine fescue grass.
Boomer Girl Diary: No more meetin’ in the ladies’ room
June 13, 2010 in print edition on D1
The ladies’ room is a woman’s sanctuary.
From ‘Memphis’ to Green Day, an odd year for musicals
June 13, 2010 in print edition on D4
Since musical scores are the pulsing lifeblood of Broadway musicals, it stands to reason that the Tony Award for best musical and the Tony Award for best original score have frequently gone to the same show.
Poet’s Showcase: ‘Farmstead’
June 13, 2010 in print edition on D3
The house had shrunk And was in disrepair.
Raiders win in rain
June 13, 2010 in print edition on C3
The Lawrence Raiders beat Blue Valley Northwest, 8-1, in a four-inning game that was shortened by rain on Saturday at the Nill Bros.-Louisville Slugger Classic.
Texas-Texas A&M rivalry should be preserved
June 13, 2010 in print edition on C2
Goodbye to Texas University, So long to the Orange and the White, Good luck to dear old Texas Aggies … (As They Head for the SEC in the Dead of the Night)?
KU’s Releford working on jump shot
June 13, 2010 in print edition on C1
Kansas University sophomore basketball guard Travis Releford has one goal in mind when he hits the gym for individual, off-season workouts.
Could Mountain West merger save Big 12?
June 13, 2010 in print edition on C1
With each day that passes it appears as if the Big 12 Conference moves one step closer to extinction. However, a scenario emerged Saturday that might go a long way toward saving the conference.
Search for flood victims turns grim
At least 18 dead, 22 missing from Ark. campground
June 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
The search for nearly two dozen people who disappeared after flash floods swept through a popular campground went from desperate to grim on Saturday, after teams that scoured miles of river and rugged wilderness found just two bodies.
Opposition winning in election
June 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
The center-right opposition has won a parliamentary election in Slovakia, nearly complete results showed today.
State to drivers: Brake for turtles
June 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
Why did the turtle cross the road?
Strong quake shakes northern Japan
June 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
A strong earthquake rattled northern Japan today, and authorities said no tsunami was expected in the area. There were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries.
Blunder + tie = distraction
U.S. soccer game provides 2-hour break from conference limbo
June 13, 2010 in print edition on C1
We’ve all experienced the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat by participating in a sporting event, watching one live or even just catching the opening of ABC’s Wide World of Sports back in the day. Remember Vinko Bojataj, the crashing skier?
2 killed in Missouri
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B8
Authorities in eastern Missouri are investigating two fatal shootings in the town of Ironton, including one that involved a police officer.
Tornado touchdown brings no injuries
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B8
A tornado touched down in central Kansas on Saturday afternoon, but authorities said no major damage or injuries were reported.
Watkins Museum offers guest lecture Thursday
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B4
For residents interested in a bit of local history, Watkins Community Museum of History will be hosting a guest lecturer on Thursday.
Former UCLA coach Wooden laid to rest
June 13, 2010 in print edition on C2
Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, who led the Bruins to 10 NCAA championships and died on June 4, has been buried in Los Angeles.
Panel discussion set on elder abuse
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B3
To mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Interagency Network for Aging is hosting a panel discussion.
Summer offerings: Readers can indulge in buzz-worthy works
June 13, 2010 in print edition on D3
Hornets aren’t the only things to watch for this summer. Be on the lookout for tornadoes, vampires and even terrorists in some new books likely to end up in your beach bags.
U.S. happily ties England, 1-1
Americans take advantage of blunder by keeper
June 13, 2010 in print edition on C8
England’s players couldn’t get off the field fast enough. The Americans lingered to savor the night.
Amateur radio operators ham it up
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B3
Local amateur radio operators will be joining with thousands of others across the country to teach residents about their emergency response capabilities June 26 and 27.
Sail Kansas: Landlocked sailors thrive in their beloved pastime
June 13, 2010
Think about sailing, and you might imagine the azure open waters of Key West, Cape Cod or Australia’s Barrier Reef. But, Kansas? Not exactly a mecca for mariners.
Boys and Girls Club to celebrate Juneteenth
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B2
On Friday, the Boys and Girls Club will have its traditional Communitywide Juneteenth Celebration, a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.
Fight for cleaner Kaw could go to court
June 13, 2010 in print edition on A1
Advocates for clean water in the Kansas River have decided they may take their issue to court.
Lessons learned in war
Pilot can’t forget experiences after being shot down in South Pacific
June 13, 2010 in print edition on A1
Dear Mrs. Corliss, It is with the deepest regret that I inform you that your son, Loren, is missing in action. Your son’s plane failed to return from a bombing mission over a strongly defended enemy installation in the South Pacific …. Sincerely yours, A.C. Thomas
Federal regulation for payday loans gains traction
June 13, 2010 in print edition on A1
As a longtime bankruptcy attorney, Jerry Harper said he has seen the devastation that payday loans can do.
Extension on health care for jobless faces defeat
June 13, 2010 in print edition on A6
If Chuck Lacasse had gotten his pink slip four days earlier, Uncle Sam would have covered most of his family’s health insurance while he looked for a new job.
Obama pleads for $50B in state, local aid
June 13, 2010 in print edition on A6
President Barack Obama urged reluctant lawmakers Saturday to quickly approve nearly $50 billion in emergency aid to state and local governments, saying the money is needed to avoid “massive layoffs of teachers, police and firefighters” and to support the still-fragile economic recovery.
How Obama decided to expand offshore drilling
June 13, 2010 in print edition on A3
Weeks before the world had ever heard of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, President Barack Obama stood in the Roosevelt Room of the White House poring over maps of oil drilling sites in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and elsewhere.
Teen sailor healthy after ‘crazy’ experience
June 13, 2010 in print edition on A3
A California teenager who spent three days adrift on the turbulent Indian Ocean described her ordeal as “crazy” as she started a long journey home aboard a French fishing boat that rescued her Saturday from her crippled sailboat.
Coast Guard to BP: Speed up efforts to stop spill
President to visit Gulf again Monday
June 13, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Coast Guard has demanded that BP step up its efforts to contain the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico by the end of the weekend, telling the British oil giant that its slow pace in stopping the spill is becoming increasingly alarming as the disaster fouled the coastline in ugly new ways Saturday.
Historic Polaroids going to auction
June 13, 2010 in print edition on E8
A striking black-and-white photograph of the majestic Bridalveil waterfall is among numerous that landscape photographer Ansel Adams took with Polaroid film — a technology many celebrated artists embraced to produce innovative and surprising works.
Ex-GIs remember their ‘forgotten war’
June 13, 2010 in print edition on E8
The old soldier stood erect on the riverbank, his cane at his side, a baseball cap emblazoned “2nd Infantry Division” square above his brow. He looked out, then turned away from the slow, silty Naktong.
Better bar codes
Mobile devices give new life to old idea
June 13, 2010 in print edition on E1
It used to be that the only time you’d notice a bar code was at a store, maybe when a cashier scanned your groceries. But lately bar codes are showing up in more places around town — and getting more sophisticated.
Mortgages
June 13, 2010 in print edition on E1
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 104 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday. Breakdown by dollar value:
Want a magical getaway? There’s always Hogwarts
Mini-park based on Harry Potter’s wizarding world
June 13, 2010 in print edition on D5
Until now, Harry Potter fans could merely imagine the sensation of quaffing a butterbeer, finding a magic wand at Ollivander’s or escaping the steam from a snarling dragon’s snout.
Horoscope for June 13, 2010
June 13, 2010 in print edition on D5
This year, honor your natural talents and abilities. You don’t need to overcompensate or offer too much in personal situations. You are building security emotionally and financially. Make strong investments. Trust your judgment. If you are single, others are drawn to you. If you are attached, the two of you might have to rebalance your bond. Listen to your significant other, not just the words but the feelings. Cancer cares.
Eloquent Churchill turned disaster into determination
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B7
It was one of the darkest months in European history — a darkness in June, prompted by how the Nazis, already in possession of Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland, and moving through the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and much of France, forced Paris to capitulate. A French hero of the First World War — a savior transformed into a scoundrel — sued for peace in the second war. The prime minister of Great Britain addressed the House of Commons of a nation that seemed to stand alone against Nazi tyranny in Europe.
Iran seeks distraction from its own misdeeds
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B7
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is using the Gaza flotilla episode to distract attention from the anniversary of his rigged re-election — and from a fourth round of U.N. sanctions passed Wednesday to rein in Tehran’s nuclear program.
City commission agenda for June 15, 2010
Final smoking ordinance on table
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B5
The Lawrence city commission agenda for the June 15, 2010 meeting.
Flint Hills event draws thousands to experience ‘a pure Kansas night’
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B1
Over the past week, a city of tents sprang up like mushrooms in a pasture just southwest of Cottonwood Falls. On Saturday, more than 6,000 people gathered on the prairie to celebrate the beauty and culture of the Flint Hills with tours, educational programs, art and music.
Soccer drawing more U.S. fans
City leagues note change in mindset, participation
June 13, 2010 in print edition on B1
As the FIFA World Cup began play this weekend, it highlighted a sport that continues to interest more and more Americans, both locally and nationally.
Annie comic ends, but redhead’s fate uncertain
June 13, 2010 in print edition on A8
Talk about a hard-knocks life: She has been jailed in North Korea, kidnapped repeatedly, accused of murder, trapped in a cave, roughed up by gangsters. And she’s just a kid — more precisely, a red-haired girl named Annie.
Anniversary of disputed Iran vote passes quietly
June 13, 2010 in print edition on A7
The one-year anniversary of Iran’s disputed election passed quietly Saturday with little more than a subdued Internet appeal by opposition leaders for supporters to speak out on the Web against government repression.
Government begs for help amid ethnic riots
June 13, 2010 in print edition on A7
Ethnic riots wracked southern Kyrgyzstan on Saturday, forcing thousands of Uzbeks to flee as their homes were torched by roving mobs of Kyrgyz men.
Behind the Lens: Add your own light for optimal shots
June 13, 2010 in print edition on D2
I’m well aware that most photographers will never be in a situation that requires them to photograph petroglyphs or other rock carvings.
Garden party: Tour Des Fleurs highlights creative outdoor planning
June 13, 2010 in print edition on D8
In three short years, Judy Lafond and her husband, Don, turned their small, newly constructed tiny yard into a backyard oasis. You can get ideas from her and other gardeners on next weekend’s annual Tour des Fleurs.