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12:00 a.m.
Big 12 realignment
Big 12 Conference lives on
Posted June 14, 2010
10:07 p.m. Update Hey all, one more update for tonight... The Big 12's official website now has confirmed this situation and it also has released ...
6:00 a.m.
City of Lawrence sanitation trucks return from the county landfill and pass through the North Second and Locust Street intersection Monday. An increase in landfill rates will likely mean higher costs for the city and residential customers. Trash service costs for Lawrence residents likely to rise with increase in landfill fees
June 14, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Taking out the trash may get a little more expensive in Lawrence. City Hall leaders have confirmed that operators with the Jefferson County-based Hamm Inc. landfill are seeking a nearly 30 percent increase in the fees they charge to accept Lawrence trash.
10:00 a.m.
KU endowment is feeling the effects of the sagging economy, but KU Endowment President Dale Seuferling says that diversification in its investment portfolio allows the $1.2 billion endowment fund to ride out short-term tough times. KU Endowment Association President says KU going to be ‘OK
June 14, 2010 in print edition on 1A
No, Dale Seuferling doesn’t have any inside information about the fate of the Big 12 Conference, nor the future partners for Kansas University athletics.
2:00 p.m.
Sen. Sam Brownback speaks at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. Brownback proposes Office of Repealer, but doesn’t have specifics on what he’d like repealed
June 14, 2010 in print edition on 1A
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., who is the leading candidate for governor, says he wants to reduce state regulations, but so far hasn’t offered any details.
6:00 p.m.
How to teach modern manners for kids: Mobile devices are added to the list of usual table manners
June 15, 2010 in print edition on 1C
Teaching your child to use the right fork or fold his or her napkin properly may seem like a nice afterthought in today’s world, but modern etiquette experts say proper social graces can affect your child’s future.

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Parkinson established panel to coordinate dropout prevention efforts
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A3
Gov. Mark Parkinson on Tuesday issued an executive order to set up a commission aimed at reducing the school dropout rate in Kansas.
State refunds being issued in a timely manner this year
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A4
Around this time last year, Kansas had to halt state income tax refunds because the state was essentially broke.
Motorcycle, pickup truck involved in accident on Stull Road; traffic being rerouted
05:02 p.m., June 15, 2010 Updated 05:37 p.m.
Emergency crews responded to an accident Tuesday afternoon on County Road 442 west of Lawrence. The accident was reported about 4:45 p.m. at County Road 442 and East 550 Road.
Falling death at Oread hotel still under investigation; police await autopsy report
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A3
More than one week after the body of a 25-year-old Lawrence man was found on a second floor balcony at The Oread, 1200 Oread Ave., many questions remain about what caused the man to fall to his death.
New solar panels to heat water at Douglas County Jail
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A1
Inmates soon will be washing their hands, cleaning their dishes and cleansing their bodies using water warmed by a new set of solar panels at the Douglas County Jail.
Lawrence’s ‘World’s Largest Community Workout’ postponed today due to wet fields
02:38 p.m., June 15, 2010 Updated 02:50 p.m.
The “World’s Largest Community Workout” has been postponed today, Marilyn Hull, an organizer said.
Statehouse Live: Republican Party candidate in State Board of Education race bows out
June 15, 2010 in print edition on B10
Dawn Weston, of Leavenworth, said Tuesday she had to drop out because federal law doesn’t allow federal employees to run in partisan elections.
Lawrence firefighters rescue dog from burning home on Jana Drive
11:10 a.m., June 15, 2010 Updated 12:02 p.m. in print edition on A6
Firefighters rescued a dog from a burning home on Jana Drive Tuesday morning.
Watch Dan Beebe’s press conference
10:35 a.m., June 15, 2010 Updated 03:48 p.m.
Listen to Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe address the media live via teleconference at 11 a.m.
Parkinson, others set to dedicate rebuilt stretch of U.S. 59 south of Lawrence
June 15, 2010
Kansas transportation officials, Gov. Mark Parkinson and dozens of local leaders will reopen a new stretch of road between Ottawa and Lawrence.
Moran meets with Ethics investigators over allegations of paying submarket rent in Washington, D.C
June 15, 2010
U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran says he has met with House ethics investigators to discuss rent he pays at a home in Washington D.C.
Parents get apology in girl’s murder
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A2
Tearful and trembling, a Sunday school teacher apologized in court Monday for kidnapping and murdering her young daughter’s playmate but didn’t address the main question surrounding the shocking crime that will keep her in prison for the rest of her life.
KU’s Self excited that Big 12 will survive
June 15, 2010 in print edition on B1
Bill Self said all along he believed the Big 12 Conference could, and probably would, be saved.
Pebble Beach starting to look like U.S. Open
June 15, 2010 in print edition on B6
As the fog began to lift early Monday afternoon, there was no mistaking the scenery that makes Pebble Beach so iconic.
Veritas honor roll
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A4
Veritas has announced its second semester honor rolls.
Italy opens defense with 1-all draw
June 15, 2010 in print edition on B2
Italy opened defense of its World Cup title with an underwhelming, rain-soaked draw with Paraguay on Monday.
Cactus loaded with experience
June 15, 2010 in print edition on B5
When Wilson Kilmer left the Lawrence Raiders program he coached last summer to start a new 18-and-under baseball team, he needed a mascot that summed up the new group.
Teen gets chance to caddie for Open practice round
June 15, 2010 in print edition on B6
Teenager Jeffrey Aronson lucked into a thrilling opportunity at the U.S. Open: caddie for a practice round.
Teen sailor’s mother denies plans for show
June 15, 2010 in print edition on B8
The family of a 16-year-old California girl rescued from the Indian Ocean as she tried to sail solo around the world abandoned plans for a reality show before the girl set sail and has no interest in revisiting them now, Abby Sunderland’s mother told The Associated Press on Monday.
Judge orders delay in Coleman cremation
June 15, 2010 in print edition on B8
A Utah judge on Monday ordered that Gary Coleman’s remains be cremated no sooner than Wednesday afternoon, so Coleman’s ex-girlfriend has enough time to travel from Oregon to Utah to see his body.
Jackson doctor to keep Calif. license
June 15, 2010 in print edition on B8
Michael Jackson’s family sat solemnly across the courtroom from the doctor charged in the death of the pop legend, listening as a judge said Monday he could not suspend Dr. Conrad Murray’s medical license in California and that it could take months for the case to go to trial.
Use of pilotless planes sought in U.S.
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A2
Unmanned aircraft have proved their usefulness and reliability in the war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq. Now the pressure’s on to allow them in the skies over the United States.
Camera survives 1,100-mile ocean trip from Aruba to Fla.
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A2
Paul Shultz was walking along the pier of a Key West marina when he saw what looked like a rotting tomato pounding against the rocks.
Holloway’s father returns to Aruba
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A8
Natalee Holloway’s father was back in Aruba on Monday, hoping the suspect in his daughter’s disappearance has provided local authorities with new clues since being arrested for the killing of a 21-year-old woman in Peru.
25 years ago: Survey reveals habits about drinking, driving
June 15, 2010
Professor John Lastovicka, associate professor at KU, released the results of a recent survey in which 700 young males were interviewed about their drinking and driving habits. Roughly 25 percent of the respondents admitted to driving after at least five drinks, and 45 percent had gotten behind the wheel after three to four drinks. (The study focused on males because nationwide figures indicated they outnumbered female drunk drivers 9 to 1.) Lastovicka said that the results confirmed his belief that current advertising was not dissuading young men from drinking and driving.
100 years ago: Few nights remain to catch sight of Halley’s comet
June 15, 2010
Hurry if you want one more look at Halley’s comet before it winks out. It is swiftly drawing away from the earth and before it returns you who saw it this time will be in their graves. For it will be 1985 when the Halley comet again sets the world ascare.
40 years ago: River current pulls two men in rubber raft over Bowersock dam
June 15, 2010
Two young men survived an unintended trip over the Bowersock dam. As they were riding down the river on rubber air-mattress-type rafts, intending to leave the river upstream, they were pulled by the current toward the dam. After going over the dam, they made their way to the north bank of the river.
Incumbents out
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A9
The populace is growing increasingly weary of the effects of TARP bailouts, nationalized health care, a ballooning national debt and high unemployment. In my opinion, the reason for this anger is the decisions made by incumbent politicians.
Out of control
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A9
The biggest problem in college sports today is the farce of the NCAA. It’s supposed to be looking out for and protecting student-athletes along with the overall welfare of collegiate sports in America. How can the current massive upheaval (realignment) in major conferences be happening without any controls whatsoever from the NCAA?
Big 12 (10) lives on
June 15, 2010 in print edition on B1
Very little official business took place on Monday, but that’s all it took.
Earthquake shakes Southern Calif.
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A2
An earthquake centered near the U.S.-Mexico border jolted San Diego and shook the Los Angeles area Monday evening.
Documents: BP cut corners in days before oil well blowout
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A2
BP made a series of money-saving shortcuts and blunders that dramatically increased the danger of a destructive oil spill in a well that an engineer ominously described as a “nightmare” just six days before the blowout, according to documents released Monday that provide new insight into the causes of the disaster.
Tens of thousands of Uzbeks escape rioting in Kyrgyzstan
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A8
Standing behind barbed wire with other Uzbek refugees, the woman tearfully raised her hands in a Muslim prayer for her dead husband. She had left his body at their burned-down house in southern Kyrgyzstan while fleeing ethnic riots that reduced much of a major city to ruins.
Pump patrol
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.43 at several stations.
Obama sees light ahead for oil-damaged Gulf Coast
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A8
In a newly optimistic tone, President Barack Obama promised Monday that “things are going to return to normal” along the stricken Gulf Coast and the region’s fouled waters will be in even better shape than before the catastrophic BP oil spill.
Board OKs closure of East Heights
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A3
Lawrence school board members Monday night unanimously approved the closure of the East Heights Early Childhood Family Center building.
Road work causing business to wilt, owner says
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A3
The flowers are in full bloom in North Lawrence, but the customers are not.
Lawrence woman reports golf bag, clubs stolen
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 41-year-old Lawrence woman reported Saturday the auto burglary and theft of a golf bag and golf clubs from the 4500 block of Harvard Road.
Man arrested after punching another in the face
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 22-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early Saturday morning for aggravated battery in the 2500 block of West Sixth Street.
Juneteenth celebration set for Friday
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence will host a Juneteenth celebration Friday night at Broken Arrow Park.
Lawrence woman reports car stolen
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 40-year-old Lawrence woman reported Sunday the theft of a vehicle from the 500 block of Graystone Drive.
Beebe deserves thanks
June 15, 2010 in print edition on B1
Dan Beebe, take a bow. You earned it.
Hand Beebe Nobel Prize for efforts
June 15, 2010 in print edition on B2
If Dan Beebe actually pulls off this reconciliation of what’s left of the Big 12, Barack Obama should forward his Nobel Peace Prize.
Karl to return next season?
June 15, 2010 in print edition on B6
Denver Nuggets coach George Karl skipped a charity golf tournament because he wasn’t feeling well enough to play, sending his son as a substitute. And his son brought along a cheery update on his dad’s battle with throat and neck cancer.
L.A. down to last gasp
Lakers counting on homecourt edge
June 15, 2010 in print edition on B6
Down 3-2 in the NBA finals against an old foe that keeps finding new ways to beat them, the Los Angeles Lakers are going to need a big Hollywood ending to escape this jam with another championship.
Bigger problems
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A9
The world has problems everywhere you look.
Political action
The incumbent advantage still seems alive in Kansas.
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A9
There’s a lot of talk around the country these days about the terrible state of our government and the need to get rid of incumbent lawmakers. That talk, however, doesn’t always turn into action. Congressional races have drawn a lot of attention in Kansas this year because there are no incumbents in the U.S. Senate race or three of the four U.S. House races. It’s a different story, however, in the Kansas House races.
Double Take: Balance a productive (and fun) summer schedule
June 15, 2010 in print edition on C1
Summer should be relaxing for teens. But should our summers be completely responsibility-free?
How to teach modern manners for kids: Mobile devices are added to the list of usual table manners
June 15, 2010 in print edition on C1
Teaching your child to use the right fork or fold his or her napkin properly may seem like a nice afterthought in today’s world, but modern etiquette experts say proper social graces can affect your child’s future.
Jayhawks healing after injuries
Robinson OK after collision in last week’s camp scrimmage that broke his nose
June 15, 2010 in print edition on B1
Thomas Robinson looks in the mirror and still likes what he sees these days.
Kerr weathers illness, rain to win State Farm
June 15, 2010 in print edition on B2
The flu didn’t get to Cristie Kerr during the week. The weather didn’t get to her over the weekend. And none of her competitors could stop her from collecting a second LPGA State Farm Classic championship Monday.
Despite success, Jimenez humble
June 15, 2010 in print edition on B4
Ubaldo Jimenez appreciates all the attention he’s receiving for his astounding season.
Calif. artist Kinkade arrested for alleged DUI
June 15, 2010 in print edition on B8
Authorities say California artist Thomas Kinkade spent a night in jail after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
Seacrest stalker sentenced to 2 years
June 15, 2010 in print edition on B8
A man who stalked Ryan Seacrest was sentenced Monday to two years in state prison and ordered to stay away from the host of “American Idol” for 10 years.
Horoscope for June 15, 2010
June 15, 2010 in print edition on B8
This year, spruce up your communication skills. Others appreciate your interpretations and perspective. Your words and insight make a difference. If you are single, you could meet your next sweetie while running an errand. If you are attached, don’t take it for granted that your significant other knows what you think. Leo brings out the best in you.
Beauty, beast in ‘Double Exposure’
June 15, 2010 in print edition on B8
She’s lovely. He’s hideous. We’ve all known couples like that. Photographers Markus Klinko and Indrani star on “Double Exposure” (9 p.m., Bravo), the latest of the network’s too many shows set in the ridiculously brittle world of high-fashion media.
Manhattan may turn off free water
June 15, 2010 in print edition on B10
The fairness and constitutionality of a 123-year-old city policy is being called into question as the commission seeks ways to enhance water revenue.
Group wants to reclaim I-70 ground
June 15, 2010 in print edition on B10
A St. Louis-based group says turning Interstate 70 near the Gateway Arch into a tree-lined boulevard could generate the potential for more than $1 billion in development near the iconic landmark.
Gulf oil spill fuels investment, charity scams
June 15, 2010 in print edition on B9
The magnitude of the BP spill really hit me once I starting seeing front-page photos of oil-soaked birds. One poor thing looked like a Hollywood-inspired alien or prehistoric creature.
Free cocktails happen in Vegas, stay in Vegas
June 15, 2010 in print edition on B9
The quintessential Las Vegas or Atlantic City casino experience comes with card dealers in ties, feather-festooned showgirls and the most coveted amenity: the free drink.
Business climbing for Salina aviation
June 15, 2010 in print edition on B9
Sales of fuel for airplanes may be only half of what they were eight years ago, but officials at two Salina aviation companies say increases over the past five months give them reason to believe the U.S. economy is turning around.
Not all tumors are equal, and some treatments too aggressive
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A7
D.J. Soviero wanted the least treatment that would beat back her small, early-stage breast cancer, but her first doctor insisted she had only one option: tumor removal followed by radiation and chemotherapy.
Kennedy faced many death threats, FBI reports show
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A7
For decades after gunmen shot down his brothers, Sen. Edward Kennedy lived under constant assassination threats of his own, sometimes chillingly specific, as he became a target for extremist rage, previously private FBI documents disclosed Monday.
State Dept. wants combat gear for security in Iraq
June 15, 2010 in print edition on C6
The State Department says its diplomatic staff won’t be safe after the American military leaves Iraq unless it has its own combat-ready protection force, a warning that underscores concerns about the Iraq army and police the U.S. has spent billions of dollars training and equipping.
Congressman issues apology
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A2
A Democratic congressman apologized Monday after video posted online showed him swatting at the camera, demanding that two men taping him identify themselves and grabbing one of them by the wrist and neck.
Warnings issued before floods hit
June 15, 2010 in print edition on A2
Before a wall of water swept through a narrow gorge in the Ouachita Mountains, worried forecasters sent warnings four times in a single hour to advise of the potential for flash flooding.