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June 16 severe thunderstorm and flooding Bill Self camp alumni scrimmage Lew Perkins press conference, June 16, 2010 The day in photos, June 16, 2010
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Polls
Do you think $20 billion is enough financial compensation from BP?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
78%
Yes
 
21%
Total 690
Should the Big 12 change its name?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
50%
No
 
43%
Undecided
 
6%
Total 564
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
This aerial view looks northwest over the former Farmland Industries Inc. fertilizer plant and its surrounding 467 acres. In the foreground is Kansas Highway 10, the extension of 23rd Street east of Lawrence. City votes to acquire Farmland site
June 16, 2010 in print edition on 3A
They’ve taken the plunge. After more than five years of discussion, Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday agreed to sign the necessary documents for ownership of the 467-acre Farmland Industries property to be transferred to the city so that it can be converted into an industrial park.
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. Job cuts an issue at city budget talks
June 16, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Optimism and pessimism battled at Lawrence City Hall on Tuesday, as city commissioners did their most detailed work yet on what’s expected to be a tight 2011 budget.
12:15 p.m.
Lew Perkins speaks at a press conference Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. Perkins: KU, Big 12 happy with 10 schools
11:21 a.m., June 16, 2010 Updated 6:53 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Just as he insisted before the realignment mess exploded, Kansas University Athletics Director Lew Perkins still believes that the Big 12 Conference is the best place for KU.
2:00 p.m.
Jeff Morrow, owner of Solar Heat Exchange Manufacturing, works on installing solar panels Tuesday outside the Douglas County Jail. The panels will be used to heat water at the jail. New solar panels to heat water at Douglas County Jail
June 15, 2010 in print edition on 1A
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.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence farmer Jill Elmers looks out over her farm as she pulls back the covering from a row of spinach at the beginning of the season. Elmers is splitting her time on the farm with a job at an acoustical consulting firm. Harvest moon: Moon on the Meadow farm started as a sabbatical and became a full-time passion
June 16, 2010 in print edition on 1C
Picture rows of crisp greens, tomato plants waving in their cages and a sturdy house with the kind of porch that makes one’s blood pressure drop instantly. That’s Moon on the Meadow Farm in a nutshell.
7:18 p.m.
Lawrence resident Lucas Johnson crosses through high water as stalled cars cluster on 19th Street between Naismith Drive and Ousdahl Road during flooding June 16, 2010. Heavy rains cause flooding, power outages across Douglas County
4:19 p.m., June 16, 2010 Updated 1:05 a.m. in print edition on 1A
Flash flooding, which began around 5 p.m. Wednesday, was followed by power outages, fires, and sewer backups, while drivers trapped in their cars awaited rescue.

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Officials gather in Franklin County to mark completion of that county’s portion of U.S. Highway 59 rebuild
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A5
Drivers along a new U.S. 59 freeway are enjoying additional lanes, paved shoulders, lengthy on-ramps, a 70 mph speed limit and the overall comfort and security that come with a $63.5 million investment in upgraded transportation.
Lawrence high schools left off prestigious list of top U.S. schools
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A3
Eight Kansas high schools made the list of “America’s Best High Schools” released Monday by Newsweek magazine, but neither Free State nor Lawrence High school made the cut.
U.S. Senate battle threatens to derail Kansas budget
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A6
A battle in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday threatened to put a $130 million hole into the delicately balanced Kansas state budget.
Firefighters investigating structure fire in South Lawrence
June 16, 2010
Crews from Lawrence Douglas County Fire and Medical are investigating a fire in the 2700 block of Pebble Lane in South Lawrence.
Heavy rains cause flooding, power outages across Douglas County
City mops up after storm batters county
04:19 p.m., June 16, 2010 Updated 01:05 a.m. in print edition on A1
Flash flooding, which began around 5 p.m. Wednesday, was followed by power outages, fires, and sewer backups, while drivers trapped in their cars awaited rescue.
City Band concert in South Park moved to Murphy Hall
03:49 p.m., June 16, 2010 Updated 03:59 p.m.
The Lawrence City Band concert in South Park tonight has been moved to Murphy Hall, city Parks and Recreation department officials said.
Law enforcement officials detain suspect in stabbing along bike path in west Lawrence
03:32 p.m., June 16, 2010 Updated 08:06 a.m. in print edition on A4
Lawrence police officers and Douglas County sheriff’s deputies have detained a suspect in a stabbing along the bike path near Clinton Lake.
FINAL: Current Jayhawks take down alums, 65-45, in camp game
03:21 p.m., June 16, 2010 Updated 04:57 p.m.
Here are some general observations following the second camp game. Take these observations for what they’re worth, as this is just one exhibition scrimmage months before practices even begin.
Perkins: KU, Big 12 happy with 10 schools
Perkins says staying together is the best thing for KU and the rest of the Big 12
11:21 a.m., June 16, 2010 Updated 06:53 p.m. in print edition on A1
Just as he insisted before the realignment mess exploded, Kansas University Athletics Director Lew Perkins still believes that the Big 12 Conference is the best place for KU.
Statehouse Live: Kobach in middle of another illegal immigration showdown
10:45 a.m., June 16, 2010 Updated 06:55 p.m. in print edition on A1
Kobach has worked on illegal immigration laws in a number of cities and states, including the recently approved Senate Bill 1070 in Arizona that has sparked protests nationwide.
Preliminary hearing delayed for suspect in Osage County quadruple homicide
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A4
A preliminary hearing in the case of a former Columbia, Mo., city official charged with killing four family members in Kansas has been delayed.
Lawrence man arrested on multiple charges of child rape and sodomy
04:12 a.m., June 16, 2010 Updated 07:13 p.m. in print edition on A3
A Lawrence man who was arrested late Tuesday night on charges of committing multiple sex crimes against two children is expected in court this afternoon.
Public’s help sought in finding man
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A5
A Tonganoxie woman is seeking information about the whereabouts of her son, whose truck was found two weeks ago at a lake in southeast Kansas City, Mo.
Pump patrol
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.43 at several stations.
More employers charge smokers higher rates for health insurance
June 16, 2010 in print edition on B10
Already faced with smoking bans and rising cigarette prices, many Kansas smokers are learning that lighting up will cost them more for health insurance.
Izzo rejects Cavaliers, staying at Michigan St.
June 16, 2010 in print edition on B2
Tom Izzo resisted the temptation of possibly coaching LeBron James to focus instead on a sure thing — building the next generation of superstars at Michigan State.
Teenage sailor unfazed by ordeal
June 16, 2010 in print edition on C10
The 16-year-old California girl whose dream of sailing solo around the world was dashed by a massive wave that snapped her mast says she still loves sailing and hopes one day to circumnavigate the globe.
Harvest moon: Moon on the Meadow farm started as a sabbatical and became a full-time passion
June 16, 2010 in print edition on C1
Picture rows of crisp greens, tomato plants waving in their cages and a sturdy house with the kind of porch that makes one’s blood pressure drop instantly. That’s Moon on the Meadow Farm in a nutshell.
Fresh green beans a tasty summer staple
June 16, 2010 in print edition on C3
Are green beans considered a starchy vegetable?
5 NATO troops, official die as attacks in Afghanistan rise
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A8
Five NATO troops including one American died Tuesday, continuing a grim trend that could make June among the deadliest months of the nearly 9-year-old Afghan war.
New Zealand, Slovakia tie; Brazil wins
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A2
Winston Reid scored in second-half injury time Tuesday, lifting New Zealand to a draw with Slovakia.
Man went on mission to hunt, kill bin Laden
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A2
An American construction worker has been detained in the mountains of Pakistan after authorities there found him carrying a sword, pistol and night-vision goggles on a solo mission to hunt down and kill Osama bin Laden.
Group wants to give LHS a boost
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A6
Plans are under way to make major improvements at the Lawrence High School stadium, thanks to the district approving nearly a half-million dollars for various projects. But now a group wants to do even more.
25 years ago: Investors propose to rescue Opera House, name it ‘Liberty Hall’
June 16, 2010
Three investors had joined forces to rescue the old Lawrence Opera House at 642 Massachusetts. Skip Moon, David Millstein and Charles Oldfather were working together to restore the facility and open it for business in the fall of 1985 under the name “Liberty Hall.”
New LHS associate principal chosen
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A5
The Lawrence school district plans to hire a new associate principal at Lawrence High School.
100 years ago: Haskell’s school year comes to close
June 16, 2010
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 16, 1910: “With a competitive drill and a band concert on the campus, the school year for the Haskell Institute closed last night. Many people from the city went out to the school grounds in the afternoon and taking picnic lunches remained to hear the concert.”
40 years ago: Uncompleted marina already popular with boating crowd
June 16, 2010
A front-page aerial photo showed the main Marina at the Perry Reservoir, 16 miles northwest of Lawrence. The caption noted that although the construction of the public facilities was running behind schedule, the site was already very popular with boat owners. Fishing, particularly for walleye, was also reported as good at the lake, and a public swimming beach was popular. Public camping and picnicking facilities were not yet completed but were expected to get heavy use when done.
Study: Number of volunteers has grown
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A7
The number of volunteers increased last year despite the recession, the biggest one-year jump since 2003, according to a study released Tuesday.
Protection One lays off additional workers as part of restructuring
June 16, 2010 in print edition on B9
New ownership at Protection One has resulted in layoffs at the company’s North Lawrence corporate offices.
Sheen car stolen again, rolled off nearby LA cliff
June 16, 2010 in print edition on B8
For the second time in five months, a Mercedes-Benz owned by “Two and a Half Men” star Charlie Sheen was stolen and sent off Mulholland Drive near his Santa Monica Mountains home, authorities said Tuesday.
Royals crush Houston, 15-7
June 16, 2010 in print edition on B5
There was catcher’s interference and batter’s interference.
Man got stuck, tried self-amputation
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A2
Jonathan Metz had his arm stuck in his furnace boiler for about 12 hours when he asked himself “what would MacGyver do?” and decided that amputating the limb was his only chance for survival.
Two soccer Firebirds honored
June 16, 2010 in print edition on B3
The Free State High girls soccer team had two members from its spring squad appear on the Kansas Soccer Coaches Association Class 6A All-State team on Tuesday.
N. Korea warns of military response
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A2
North Korea warned Tuesday that its military forces will respond if the U.N. Security Council questions or condemns the country over the sinking of a South Korean navy ship, which it vehemently denies.
Arrested serviceman from Fort Riley
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A2
An AWOL serviceman arrested as he tried to enter MacDill Air Force Base with weapons and ammunition in his vehicle has been charged with desertion and will be turned over to the Army, base officials reported Tuesday evening.
Petraeus slumps at hearing, recovers
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A2
Gen. David Petraeus slumped at the witness table Tuesday while testifying at a Senate hearing, and a spokesman said the general was likely dehydrated and jet-lagged from his travels.
More people 50 and over abuse drugs
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A2
America’s drug abusers are going gray.
Obama: BP will pay for Gulf cleanup
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A2
Vowing to “make BP pay,” President Barack Obama accused the oil giant of “recklessness” in his first address to the nation from the Oval Office Tuesday night, eight weeks to the day after the catastrophic oil spill began destroying waterways, wildlife and a prized Gulf Coast way of life.
Pooper scooper finds $58 in doggie doo
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A10
This is why your mother says to wash your hands after handling money.
Man facing firing squad denied stay
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A10
A federal judge on Tuesday denied a request from a Utah death row inmate seeking to postpone his execution while he pursues a civil rights lawsuit.
Oil cleanup workers battle heat, humidity
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A10
In the oil-fouled marshes of the Mississippi River delta, the sizzling high-noon heat beats down like a fist.
Fourth of July events build new tradition
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A1
With more than 20 local food vendors, four bands, a beer garden and plenty of activities for the kids, one Lawrence group hopes that celebrating Fourth of July in Watson Park will become an annual tradition.
Job cuts an issue at city budget talks
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A1
Optimism and pessimism battled at Lawrence City Hall on Tuesday, as city commissioners did their most detailed work yet on what’s expected to be a tight 2011 budget.
Garage sales abound in Eudora
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A3
Eudora residents will be unloading treasures from their basements, attics and closets this weekend in the yearly citywide garage sale. Rain or shine, the sale will start around 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
Elder abuse often hidden, hard to prosecute
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A3
The legal system doesn’t have the resources in place to stop elder abuse — that was the message that a group of panelists sent Tuesday evening.
City votes to acquire Farmland site
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A3
They’ve taken the plunge. After more than five years of discussion, Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday agreed to sign the necessary documents for ownership of the 467-acre Farmland Industries property to be transferred to the city so that it can be converted into an industrial park.
School kit applications to be accepted Monday
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A5
Ballard Community Services will accept applications beginning Monday for its annual school kit program.
Miley Cyrus defends her clothes, actions
June 16, 2010 in print edition on B8
Miley Cyrus won’t be told what she should wear or what she should sing about.
TV Land creates sitcom that’s old, new and ‘Hot’
June 16, 2010 in print edition on B8
Because reality television has long since dried up the supply of recyclable repeats, TV Land presents a nostalgia-soaked sitcom of its own.
Bravo doesn’t boot gate-crasher from newest ‘Real Housewives’
June 16, 2010 in print edition on B8
Executives at the Bravo network took a long time deciding whether to go ahead with its “Real Housewives” series based in Washington after one of its stars crashed President Barack Obama’s first state dinner, its programming chief said.
Beebe elated about future, discusses outlook for conference
June 16, 2010 in print edition on B1
On the first day of the Big 12 Conference’s spring meetings, commissioner Dan Beebe sat at the podium, spoke confidently and seemed to glow with optimism for his conference.
Horoscope for June 16, 2010
June 16, 2010 in print edition on B8
This year, count on your communication skills. You will enjoy touching base with others more often as well. However, you might long to stretch your mind or grow in new ways. If you are single, you might choose someone who is unusual or artistic. If you are attached, the two of you will become closer if you plan a trip together or take a seminar. Leo always appreciates you.
Arizona lawmaker takes aim at automatic citizenship
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A7
Emboldened by passage of the nation’s toughest law against illegal immigration, the Arizona politician who sponsored the measure now wants to deny U.S. citizenship to children born in this country to undocumented parents.
Old-timers go modern to stay in Congress
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A7
It’s 7:19 p.m., yet Rep. Ike Skelton appears hard at work. “I just voted against the repeal of DADT,” Skelton tweets via BlackBerry to alert a few hundred followers to his stance against gays openly serving in the military.
Wal-Mart ranks poorly in shopping survey
June 16, 2010 in print edition on B9
Last year shoppers spent $405 billion at Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer. But according to a new study by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, they might be better off if they switch stores.
Orange mini-dresses ruffle World Cup
June 16, 2010 in print edition on B9
More than 30 women showed up at the Netherlands-Denmark match wearing orange mini-dresses emblazoned with the name of a Dutch brewery — earning them a red card from World Cup officials who acted to quash what they called an ambush marketing scam.
L.A. routs Boston, evens NBA Finals
June 16, 2010 in print edition on B5
Buckle up, Boston and L.A. These epic NBA finals are going to Game 7.
KU coaches laud Big 12’s survival
June 16, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price was in Phoenix when he heard the reports last Thursday that the Big 12 might be dissolving.
New challenges ahead: Self embraces biannual hoops meetings against South foes
June 16, 2010 in print edition on B1
Big 12 ship-jumpers Colorado and Nebraska will be erased from Kansas University’s basketball schedule starting in 2011-12.
Notre Dame, Arkansas: Come on Down
June 16, 2010 in print edition on B1
Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, former University of Arkansas football player and big-time power broker in the world of professional and now college athletics, is the driving force behind a potential move that would make the Big 12 the most compelling conference in the history of college football.
Did Texas play the Pac-10?
June 16, 2010 in print edition on B2
When Nebraska and the Big Ten Conference revealed their new alliance Friday, wise old Tom Osborne, the former football coach turned athletic director, weighed in with an observation about the Huskers’ former colleagues of the Big 12.
Study: Being obese raises risk of sexual problems
June 16, 2010 in print edition on C10
Scientists say being fat can be bad for the bedroom, especially if you’re a woman.
U.N.: Kyrgyzstan violence was orchestrated
June 16, 2010 in print edition on C10
The U.N. has found evidence of bloody intent behind the chaos in Kyrgyzstan that killed hundreds, left the nation’s second-biggest city a smoldering ruin and sent more than 100,000 ethnic Uzbeks fleeing.
Report on Bloody Sunday blames British soldiers fully
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A8
Relatives of 13 Catholic demonstrators shot to death by British troops on Northern Ireland’s Bloody Sunday cried tears of joy Tuesday as an epic fact-finding probe ruled that their loved ones were innocent and the soldiers entirely to blame for the 1972 slaughter.
YouTubers ready to shape Guggenheim’s world
June 16, 2010 in print edition on C2
In the newest installment of Prestigious Institutions Slumming It (remember when the Library of Congress acquired Twitter’s archives?), the Guggenheim Museum has announced that a new exhibition will come from … YouTube.
Focus on dads
Local organizers are reaching out to give dads a hand.
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A9
Being a dad is a big job. It’s always been an important job, but it seems even more important today. Not only do working moms really need dads to be more involved with child-rearing, but research consistently is showing that a father’s love and attention makes a huge difference in children developing into healthy, happy adults.
Cairo speech had little impact
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A9
One year ago this month, President Obama addressed the “Muslim world” from Cairo, Egypt. Some saw that speech as unnecessary groveling. Critics — and I am among them — think such displays communicate weakness and only encourage those who wish to damage our economy and kill our people. Supporters of the president’s speech think he did the right thing and that his attempt to reduce tensions between the United States and Muslim world can only bring positive results.
Pump price doesn’t cover gasoline cost
June 16, 2010 in print edition on A9
How much does a gallon of gasoline cost? It seems like an easy question. You might ask whether I mean regular or premium, and where in the country I’m buying. Beyond that, though, the price is displayed in giant numbers on most main roads. It’s such common knowledge that we ask politicians to rattle it off to show that they retain some minimal awareness of the world they claim to represent.