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Archive for Saturday, June 19, 2010

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12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Members of the Kansas University basketball band get wild as they perform the Rock Chalk Chant prior to tipoff against Nebraska in this file photo. With the departure of the 'Huskers and Colorado, KU may have to change up the wording in its fight song. KU fight song lyrics need some tweaking now that Nebraska and Colorado are leaving the Big 12
June 17, 2010 in print edition on 1A
George “Dumpy” Bowles, we need you, man. Bowles, from the Kansas University class of 1912, is credited with writing “I’m a Jayhawk,” that oldie but goodie fight song that has rung in the ears of Jayhawk fans everywhere. Dumpy, get out your pen.
10:00 a.m.
With snow on the Wind River Mountains along side them, Cindy Watkins, 27, and her horse Socks head east along Wyoming Highway 28, on June 15, the ninth day of the 150th anniversary commemorative ride of the Pony Express. Myriad scenes greet photographer documenting re-enactment of the Pony Express
June 18, 2010 in print edition on 5A
When I was hired to document the 150th anniversary of the Pony Express by Arleta and Ken Martin, of Marysville, a couple I met while covering the Downtown Christmas parades in Lawrence, I had no idea what was in store.
2:00 p.m.
Lawrence police officers and Douglas County sheriff deputies detain a suspect in a stabbing incident along the bike path near Clinton Lake. William E. Nichols was arrested after a 15-minute manhunt in the area between the YSI softball fields and the Clinton Lake Dam Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Bond set at $500,000 for man accused in brutal attack on bike path
June 18, 2010 in print edition on 1B
A man accused in the attack of a young woman on a Lawrence bike path made his first appearance before a Douglas County judge Friday afternoon.
6:00 p.m.
Sisters Ada Hyde, 6, left, and Iris Hyde, 9, collaborate each weekend as “business” partners operating a stand on the sidewalk in front of their home in the Cordley neighborhood. Plenty of items are up for sale, including original artwork by the girls, handbags made from duct tape, vegetables and herbs from the family garden. Junior startups: Child entrepreneurs find new ways to raise cash
June 19, 2010 in print edition on 1D
It’s summer. And for enterprising local kids, that means it’s time to make money.

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Woodland closes with 76, misses cut at U.S. Open
June 19, 2010 in print edition on C4
Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland shot a 76 for the second straight round of the U.S. Open golf championship on Friday, finishing 10-over par and missing the cut.
Lawrence Cactus take pair in classic
June 19, 2010 in print edition on C3
Lawrence’s Cactus defeated Mac N Seitz, 3-2, and K.C. Braves, 9-3, on Friday at the Fort Scott Classic.
Familiar ride nets Kahne pole at Infineon
June 19, 2010 in print edition on C2
Kasey Kahne won the pole Friday at Infineon Raceway in the same car he drove to victory in last year’s race on the road course.
Harry Potter fans flood eagerly awaited park
June 19, 2010 in print edition on C9
Thousands of people waited in line for hours Friday to get into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando on its opening day, as Daniel Radcliffe and other stars from the movie greeted fans at the minipark.
TCU thankful there’s no BCS in baseball; Frogs still kicking
June 19, 2010 in print edition on C2
As it turns out, achieving one of the biggest goals you ever dared dream initially does not feel so good.
Hallmark sells family time as unemployment’s upside
June 19, 2010 in print edition on C9
It didn’t take long for the enduring economic hardships to work their way into entertainment. Kelsey Grammer’s character was downsized in the fall 2009 sitcom “Hank.” But viewers quickly gave the show a pink slip.
Horoscope for June 19, 2010
June 19, 2010 in print edition on C9
This year, embrace new vistas, whether through travel, books, foreigners or education. You will want to grow past present limits. In the next few months and Spring 2011, you will attract a very different type of friend. If you are single, you might think you have met Mr. or Ms. Right, only to find out otherwise. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from travel together or perhaps pursuing a mutual hobby. Count on Libra’s charm.
1 of state’s largest cities celebrates 50th
June 19, 2010 in print edition on B8
The second-largest city in Kansas is celebrating its 50th birthday.
Topeka Animal rescuer saves the opossums
Marsupials are ‘underdogs’ with a bad rap, she says
June 19, 2010 in print edition on B8
They have beady little eyes, a lot of teeth and a rat-like body.
Military news
June 19, 2010 in print edition on B7
Military news for June 19, 2010.
Around and about
June 19, 2010 in print edition on B5
News from around and about for June 19, 2010.
OSHA proposes fines against meatpacker
June 19, 2010 in print edition on B4
A federal agency has cited an Arkansas City meatpacker for exposing workers to what it calls a potentially disastrous release of ammonia from a refrigeration system.
Black bear makes annual appearance
June 19, 2010 in print edition on B4
Southwest Kansas isn’t bear country, but there’s one black bear that’s been showing up in the region for several years.
State keeps Walgreen as pharmacy option
June 19, 2010 in print edition on B4
Kansas abandoned plans Friday to drop Walgreen Co. stores from the pharmacy network for a prescription drug program covering about 100,000 residents.
Couple to portray first Kansas governor, his wife
June 19, 2010 in print edition on B3
A Lawrence couple on Sunday will portray first Kansas Gov. Charles Robinson, a Lawrence founder, his wife, Sara, and their roles in Bleeding Kansas.
Woman reports backpack, iPods stolen
June 19, 2010 in print edition on B2
A 22-year-old Lawrence woman reported Thursday the theft of personal property from a vehicle in the 1900 block of Missouri Street.
Pump patrol
June 19, 2010 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.59 at several stations.
BP’s CEO to give up oversight of oil spill
June 19, 2010 in print edition on A1
BP’s chairman said Friday that CEO Tony Hayward is on his way out as the company’s point man on the Gulf oil spill crisis, a day after Hayward enraged members of Congress by offering few answers about how the environmental disaster happened.
Proud BP employees face awkward new reality
June 19, 2010 in print edition on A3
The green-and-yellow logo that BP employees normally wear with pride is meant to evoke an environmentally friendly sunflower. These days, it feels more like a bull’s-eye.
In Kagan e-mails, politics trumps policy
June 19, 2010 in print edition on A3
As a Clinton White House aide, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan called herself one of the Clinton administration’s biggest fans of a law to protect religious freedom but warned then-Vice President Al Gore against endorsing it for fear of creating “a gay/lesbian firestorm.”
Progress toward Afghanistan exit is tenuous
June 19, 2010 in print edition on A9
Evidently Hamid Karzai did not get the memo on terminology. U.S. military commanders have stopped using the word “operation” to describe the drive, now delayed, against the Taliban in Kandahar, Afghanistan’s second-largest city. This word connotes danger and stirs dread among the population, whose allegiance is the prize for which counterinsurgency is waged. But Afghanistan’s president, speaking there last Sunday, anticipated a “purification operation,” saying “this operation requires sacrifice.”
Schoolhouse raps: Students respond to math teacher’s hip-hop lessons
June 19, 2010 in print edition on A7
The class of eighth-graders at a Los Angeles middle school tap their rulers and nod their heads to the rhythm of the rap video projected on a screen. It’s not Snoop Dogg or Jay-Z.
Son kills father who translated for U.S.
June 19, 2010 in print edition on A7
An al-Qaida-linked insurgent shot and killed his own father as he slept in his bed Friday for refusing to quit his job as an Iraqi interpreter for the U.S. military, police said, a rare deadly attack on a close family member over allegations of collaborating with the enemy.
Obama to agencies: Don’t pay dead people
June 19, 2010 in print edition on A4
Here’s an idea, Uncle Sam: Stop writing checks to dead people.
Federal approval still flowing for flawed Gulf drilling plans
June 19, 2010 in print edition on A2
Despite President Barack Obama’s promises of better safeguards for offshore drilling, federal regulators continue to approve plans for oil companies to drill in the Gulf of Mexico with minimal or no environmental analysis.
12 found dead in Cancun caverns
June 19, 2010 in print edition on A2
Police in Cancun found 12 decomposing bodies in four caverns and were searching for more cadavers in violence blamed on drug gangs in the popular resort city, officials said Friday.
3 killed, dozens injured in tornadoes
June 19, 2010 in print edition on A2
Police and National Guard soldiers blocked off neighborhoods Friday as city officials organized a cleanup from tornadoes that ripped through the city the night before, part of a turbulent system that fueled twisters across the state and killed at least three people.
Teens not worst text-driving culprits
June 19, 2010 in print edition on A2
If you’re about to warn your teenager about the dangers of texting or talking on the phone while driving, a new report suggests you look in the mirror first.
Heat exercise contract option on Mario Chalmers
June 19, 2010 in print edition on C3
The Miami Heat on Friday exercised the team option for the final year of former KU guard Mario Chalmers’ contract. Chalmers will make just over $850,000 in his third season.
Raising the bar: Suddenly popular Scott reflects on pole vault title
June 19, 2010 in print edition on C1
A funny thing happened when Jordan Scott dropped by the Kansas University athletic-department offices the other day.
Bad news exposes reality of Afghan war
June 19, 2010 in print edition on A8
Rising death tolls, military timetables slowed. Infighting in the partner government. War-weary allies packing up to leave — and others eyeing an exit.
Club news
June 19, 2010 in print edition on B5
Club news for June 19, 2010.
Big 12 scare should spur re-evaluation, change at KU
June 19, 2010 in print edition on B1
So many times, a minor heart attack turns out to be a life-saver for the individual because the scare of coming so close to dying causes the person to take corrective actions. He or she makes lifestyle changes to produce the best odds of living a healthy life for many years to come.
Yoga, tai chi sessions to be offered at Clinton Lake on summer solstice
June 19, 2010 in print edition on B4
Douglas County residents can welcome summer by taking in the beauty of Kansas while participating in a yoga or tai chi class.
After long wait, Eudora Aquatic Center fully functional
June 19, 2010 in print edition on B4
For the first time since its opening three years ago, the entire pool at the Eudora’s Aquatic Center is fully functional and meets safety standards.
Watson makes U.S. Open cut at 7-over
June 19, 2010 in print edition on C4
As Tom Watson walked up the 11th fairway Friday morning, fresh off an impressive birdie that left him at 2 under for his round, even his most ardent supporters lining the gallery wondered how long it would last.
McDowell leads, but Lefty making charge at U.S. Open
June 19, 2010 in print edition on C1
With each birdie, Phil Mickelson put some life into an overcast day at Pebble Beach and gave himself another chance finally to take something more than silver home from a U.S. Open.
America ties Slovenia at World Cup
Questionable call leaves U.S. stunned
June 19, 2010 in print edition on C1
Maurice Edu kicked the ball into the net. American players jumped around wildly, thinking they had capped a historic comeback, turning a two-goal, first-half deficit into a 3-2 victory over Slovenia in the World Cup.
4-H News
June 19, 2010 in print edition on B5
4-H news for June 19, 2010.
Elderly couple lose heavily to scam
June 19, 2010 in print edition on B4
An elderly Kansas couple lost more than $100,000 to an apparent scam, and Salina police say it’s unlikely that the pair will recover any of their money.
KU’s newspaper, TV station to merge newsrooms
June 19, 2010 in print edition on B3
To better prepare students for a changing media landscape, the Kansas University School of Journalism is merging the newsrooms of its student-run newspaper and television station.
LHS juniors rank in national debate contest
June 19, 2010 in print edition on B2
When everything settled last week in Kansas City, Mo., Lawrence High debate juniors Mariah Schwager and Paul Meissbach finished among the top 112 teams in the nation.
Parkinson opposes lawsuit by schools
June 19, 2010 in print edition on B2
Gov. Mark Parkinson on Friday criticized a move by a coalition of schools to sue the state over school funding.
25 years ago: City, developers grapple over site plan for ‘Louisiana Purchase’ center
June 19, 2010
City commissioners were grappling with a site plan for “Louisiana Purchase,” a center that would include over 23,000 square feet of retail area. Developers and city staff were in disagreement over storm water drainage, landscaping, a planned masonry wall along the north property line, and limited access to Louisiana Street.
100 years ago: Townspeople meet to discuss memorial for late colonel
June 19, 2010 in print edition on A9
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 19, 1910: “A committee of prominent Lawrence citizens will meet in the parlors of the Eldridge house to consider what Lawrence is going to do towards raising subscriptions for a monument in honor of the late Colonel W. A. Harris.”
Braves gamble, slip past Royals
June 19, 2010 in print edition on C5
Chipper Jones and pitcher Derek Lowe each drove in two runs, and Lowe won his third straight start at home in Atlanta’s 6-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
40 years ago: Haskell remodeling for increase in student population
June 19, 2010 in print edition on A9
Haskell Institute, in anticipation of a 150-student increase in the fall of 1970, began the remodeling of two buildings in order to add a total of 50 additional dormitory rooms. Supt. Wallace Galluzzi expected the new Associate of Arts program in liberal arts to draw most of the additional students.
Texas tradition
June 19, 2010 in print edition on A9
Recent news stories about the fate of the Big 12 athletic conference have been hot topics lately. For a while, it would seem that the conference was in serious trouble of failing. Action by the University of Texas has apparently prevented this from happening. While some may be dismayed by this, I applaud the efforts of the University of Texas.
Plant theft
June 19, 2010 in print edition on A9
This is to the person who stole my large plant late Monday, early Tuesday. Here’s what I suspect: 1) You’re not a plant lover, because they don’t rob aficionados of their joy. 2) You aren’t one of my neighbors or friends, because I trust them.
Boy who made banned soldier hat gets medal
June 19, 2010 in print edition on A7
A Rhode Island boy whose school banned a hat he made because the toy soldiers on it carried tiny guns was awarded a medal on Friday for his patriotic efforts.
iPad coming to church altars with missal app
June 19, 2010 in print edition on A7
An Italian priest has developed an application that will let priests celebrate Mass with an iPad on the altar instead of the regular Roman missal.
Monkeys like TV too, brain scan study finds
June 19, 2010 in print edition on A2
Humans are not the only primates that enjoy watching TV — this was the discovery of a research team that monitored a monkey’s brain activity while it watched TV and confirmed the animal was enjoying itself.
England, Algeria draw; Serbia wins
June 19, 2010 in print edition on C2
Algeria held England to a draw, leaving Group C wide open headed into the final game of first-round play.
SpaghettiOs, frozen dinners recalled
June 19, 2010 in print edition on A2
Two popular grocery items are being pulled off the shelves — SpaghettiOs that weren’t adequately heated during processing, and Marie Callender’s frozen dinners that pose a salmonella risk.
Jury awards $2.4M in drywall trial
June 19, 2010 in print edition on A2
A Florida couple who fled their dream home because of foul-smelling, ruinous Chinese drywall was awarded $2.4 million in damages Friday in the nation’s first jury trial over the defective wallboard that could have legal ramifications for thousands of similar cases.
Senate acts too late on Medicare
June 19, 2010 in print edition on A2
After a week of partisan wrangling, the Senate on Friday passed legislation to spare doctors a 21 percent cut in Medicare payments looming for months. But the last-ditch effort came too late.
Return to sender: Pony express route retraced 150 years later
Celebrations dot nearly 2,000-mile route
June 19, 2010 in print edition on A1
It was a 1,966-mile route that operated for 18 months, linking St. Joseph, Mo., with California.
LHS traditions
June 19, 2010 in print edition on A9
The group of LHS supporters called “Building on Traditions” should rethink their priorities. The group seeks “to carry on the rich tradition that is LHS” by spending $301,790 to prettify the outdoor sports complex.
Two more Kansas baseball players sign pro deals
June 19, 2010 in print edition on C3
Former Kansas University baseball players Robby Price and Brian Heere signed professional contracts with major-league organizations and likely will make their pro debuts this weekend.
Former KU guard Russell Robinson hoping for spot in NBA
June 19, 2010 in print edition on C1
Russell Robinson has decided to shoot his way into the NBA.
Optimistic Woods seven back at U.S. Open
Despite being 4-over par, Tiger says he’s ‘right there’
June 19, 2010 in print edition on C4
Tiger Woods is talking a better game than he’s playing.
Faith forum: What can gardens teach us about the religious world?
June 19, 2010 in print edition on D1
This is the greatest religious teaching of all: The world is filled with miracles, and some are to be had right in our own backyards.
Uzbeks in squalid camps fear returning home
Interim leader says death toll likely to be 2,000
June 19, 2010 in print edition on A8
Ethnic Uzbeks sheltering in squalid tent camps say they don’t have enough food or clean water but are terrified of going back to live alongside those they hold responsible for days of shootings, arson and sexual assaults.
Junior startups: Child entrepreneurs find new ways to raise cash
June 19, 2010 in print edition on D1
It’s summer. And for enterprising local kids, that means it’s time to make money.