Archive for Friday, June 18, 2010

Also from June 18

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
2010 Rock Chalk Roundball Classic The day in photos, June 18, 2010
Podcasts
Polls
Who gets more gifts, mom on Mother's Day or dad on Father's Day?

Poll results

Response Percent
Mom on Mother’s Day
 
75%
They both get the same
 
15%
Dad on Father’s Day
 
9%
Total 837
Should the City Commission allow a public referendum in November on an $18 million expansion for the Lawrence Public Library?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
68%
No
 
29%
Not sure
 
1%
Total 661
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
People dance and cheer before the World Cup soccer match between Brazil and North Korea at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. Songs of soccer: World Cup anthems battle to rally fans’ support and team’s focus
June 17, 2010 in print edition on 1C
Never mind who wins on the field. There’s another, more melodic, World Cup battle afoot — on the music charts, in the stands and blaring from radios and mobile phones around the world.
6:00 a.m.
From left, Runners Nathaniel Mehl, 19, and Aiden Waugh, 18, recount the disturbing scene they encountered during a jog shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday. They came upon a man stabbing a woman on the paved path between the YSI fields and the Clinton Lake dam. The young men explained that they were able to charge the man and run him off before calling the police. Police later were able to apprehend the alleged assailant in the woods. The Lawrence Journal-World caught up with the young men while on their daily run on the trail Thursday. Man accused of violent sexual assault on bike path may have been involved in two earlier attacks
1:49 p.m., June 17, 2010 Updated 8:05 p.m. in print edition on 1A
What started as a routine jog down the South Lawrence Trafficway bike path Wednesday afternoon ended with two Lawrence teenagers possibly saving a woman’s life.
10:00 a.m.
Nina Friesen, Lawrence, reads outside the Lawrence Public Library after checking out a book Thursday. Kansas education officials now have joined 37 other states in adopting national proficiency standards for reading and math. $18M expansion of library would add space, parking, other features
June 18, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Leaders of the Lawrence Public Library on Thursday found out just what $18 million will buy them when it comes to a downtown expansion.
2:00 p.m.
Brookie Williams, left, secretary at the Adult Learning Center, visits with Ashley Dubree before Dubree was to participate in graduation ceremonies at the GED commencement on Thursday night. “I’m nervous,” said Dubree, who was one of two speakers at the ceremony at Free State High School. Determination pays off for GED grads
June 18, 2010 in print edition on 3A
As a teenager in state custody, Ashley Dubree had been moved around from group home to group home.
6:00 p.m.
Marc Havener Father knows best: Lawrence filmmaker turns short film into a universal story of fatherhood
June 18, 2010 in print edition on 1C
Already having played at more than 40 international film festivals and earned numerous awards, “And What Remains” makes Lawrence debut.

All stories

Website offers friends for rent
Services modeled after successes in Asia
June 18, 2010 in print edition on C10
In a not-so-secret double life, Jennifer Morrison is simply “Jennifer,” platonic friend for hire.
Mexico tops France, 2-0, at World Cup
Argentina, Greece also pick up victories in Group play
June 18, 2010 in print edition on B7
World Cup soccer roundup from Thursday, June 17, 2010.
Flat salaries
Asking workers to do more work for the same pay is demoralizing, but this year, it may be the only choice.
June 18, 2010 in print edition on A10
It’s a tough year for public employees but no tougher than for their counterparts in the private sector.
People in the news
June 18, 2010 in print edition on B10
People in the news for June 18, 2010.
Rec calendar
June 18, 2010 in print edition on B8
Recreation calendar for local sports for June 18, 2010.
Paris Study: Bushmeat smuggled to Europe
June 18, 2010 in print edition on C10
The traders sell an array of bushmeat: monkey carcasses, smoked anteater, even preserved porcupine.