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12:00 a.m.
Jim Borgeson adjusts the headstall around his Tobiano paint quarter horse, Toby, at their ranch in Baldwin City. Borgeson and his wife, Sharon, operate a charity with Toby where money raised through Toby’s stud fees are donated to various Christian causes. Horse cents: Toby the stallion provides unique way to give to charity
June 26, 2010 in print edition on 1D
For those who believe, God manifests meaning in a variety of ways. For Jim and Sharon Borgeson, that meaning was clear the second Sharon locked eyes with an 18-month-old Tobiano stallion at a farm auction in 1996.
6:00 a.m.
This house violated the city's mowing rules. Summer, mowing violations go hand in hand
June 27, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Complaints of unmowed lawns in Lawrence are starting to pick up. And as the complaints increase, so do the number of code violations distributed by the city.
10:00 a.m.
Jerry Fitzgerald, Ozawkie, lights a cigarette from a stool at the Perry Bar and Grill Monday, June 21, 2010. As of July 1, patrons will no longer be able to smoke in all restaurants and bars, with the exception being state-run casinos, when the statewide smoking ban goes into effect. In addition, smokers who choose to smoke outside must be ten feet from a public doorway when doing so. "I probably won't be at the bars as much," said Fitzgerald in response to a question regarding the challenges that such a law creates for smokers. Going against ‘nature’
June 27, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Pickups, mini-vans — even a school bus with curtains — park right next to the railroad tracks that run along this small town’s Front Street.
2:00 p.m.
Craig Eddis, risk reduction initiative officer with Douglas County Community Corrections, demonstrates where a SCRAM alcohol monitoring bracelet would be worn by a client. The bracelet is a continuous alcohol monitoring system that can measure and graphically depict any alcohol ingestion. The bracelet is used to manage alcohol offenders and effect long-term 
behavioral change. Leg bracelets succeed in keeping offenders from alcohol, county finds
June 27, 2010 in print edition on 1B
In the year that Douglas County Community Corrections has used court-ordered alcohol detection bracelets, probation officer Craig Eddis has heard about some creative attempts to trick the system.
6:00 p.m.
Century School students play a game of basketball with faculty members at Watson Park in this file photo. Outside for a Better Inside, the organization driving to create the wellness campus in southeast Lawrence, plans to share concepts with members of the Lawrence City Commission and Lawrence school board in coming weeks.
Wellness campus plans draw healthy interest
June 27, 2010 in print edition on 1B
A gymnasium, wellness center, handicap-accessible ballfield and lake surrounded by walking trails are in the works for what one day could become one of the busiest highway interchanges in Lawrence.

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Native paradise: Some unusual plants thrive in Kansas soil
June 27, 2010 in print edition on D8
Lawrence gardener Margarete Johnson will be the first to tell you that she prefers the look of many cultivated plants over some Kansas natives. She likes the birds, bees and butterflies that native species attract, though, so she finds the prettiest selections and tucks them in amongst her collection of otherwise unusual plants.
Picture clocks make clever novelties
June 27, 2010 in print edition on B8
One of the more unusual clock styles made in the 19th century is the picture clock. It is a clever novelty, and a few modern versions are being made by Swiss clock companies. An artist paints a village scene or seacoast town that includes a tower or church. The oil painting can show people working or resting and enjoying the view. A pocket watch movement is put in as the church steeple’s or tower’s clock.
Bog gardens add interest, biodiversity
June 27, 2010 in print edition on D7
Bog gardens are making a big splash with people wanting to create unusual pockets of interest near their homes. Few wetlands contain as many different life forms.
Less-is-more decor becoming more popular
June 27, 2010 in print edition on D7
Home decor is undergoing a subtle change, thanks to the weakened economy and the trend toward smaller but better-quality homes.
U.S. team must be united front in Afghanistan
June 27, 2010 in print edition on B7
I feel sorry for Stan McChrystal. He got sacked because his aides were too honest with a Rolling Stone reporter. They rashly exposed a problem that is undercutting the war effort: the infighting among civilian and military officials in Kabul and Washington.
Athletic oversight
Kansas University officials are coming full circle by discussing the addition of outside members to the Kansas Athletics board of directors.
June 27, 2010 in print edition on B6
Adding outside members to the board of directors for Kansas Athletics Inc. would be a good step toward providing the kind of transparency and guidance the athletics department needs to restore confidence following recent controversies.
Questions to liven up Kagan hearings
June 27, 2010 in print edition on B6
Given Elena Kagan’s aversion to “vapid and hollow” confirmation hearings devoid of “legal analysis,” beginning Monday she might relish answering these questions:
President needs to ask the big questions
June 27, 2010 in print edition on B7
Josh Billings, who would be known as the greatest American humorist of the 19th century if Mark Twain hadn’t been born, once said that if we give up our minds to little things, we shall never be fit for big ones. Barack Obama has many problems, but he does not suffer from Billings Syndrome.
Obama’s image as leader is at stake
June 27, 2010 in print edition on B6
Two departures from the Obama administration go a long way toward illuminating what is important — and what is not — in determining its political fate.
Master gardeners: Tales from the front lines
June 27, 2010 in print edition on D1
Managing the Douglas County Master Gardeners Hotline is a lot like being a 911 dispatcher — except the “emergency” calls involve air attacks of renegade bagworms and “pear” trees throwing little red fruit.
Behind the Lens: New photograph not altered
June 27, 2010 in print edition on D2
Every once in a while, a photographer will shoot an image that raises more questions than it answers.
Boomer Girl Diary: This soccer mom only drove the mini-van
June 27, 2010 in print edition on D1
I’m sorry, World Cup fans, I just don’t see the appeal.
Mother and child reunion was only a classified ad away
June 27, 2010 in print edition on D4
When Patti Langdon’s doorbell rang Monday afternoon, the Tacoma, Wash., woman expected a UPS delivery.
Doyle’s wit and insight overshadowed by gimmicks in ‘Mutants’
June 27, 2010 in print edition on D3
Despite an abundance of otherworldly encounters and bizarre mutant inhabitants, J!m Anderson’s teenage angst and coming-of-age story may seem familiar.
Sarkozy supports minister under fire
June 27, 2010 in print edition on E1
French President Nicolas Sarkozy says he has complete confidence in an influential minister under fire for his links to France’s richest woman, who is herself embroiled in a tax scandal.
City Commission meeting canceled
June 27, 2010 in print edition on B2
There will be no City Commission meeting Tuesday.
Free State’s farm dinner features all-local menu
June 27, 2010 in print edition on B2
Chef Rick Martin thinks there is a huge disconnect between people and their food, but he’s been working on a way to change that.
School boards making deals for teachers
June 27, 2010 in print edition on A1
The tentative agreement reached last week between Lawrence teachers and school board negotiators included salary raises for a limited number of teachers and a promise to try to reward more teachers once the economy turns around.
Horoscope for June 27, 2010
June 27, 2010 in print edition on D5
This year, you often put your best foot forward when attempting to get past restrictions. You will learn how to skip over hassles, control games and other boomerangs. This skill will help you live your life well. If you are single, you could meet someone quite special. You might feel as if a romantic haze surrounds you. If you are attached, your mate displays a very intriguing newfound charisma, drawing you in. Do manage your own finances. Capricorn can be challenging.
Wheel Genius: Road work set for this week
June 27, 2010 in print edition on B5
Road work set for the week of June 27, 2010.
Fans across America unite, support soccer
June 27, 2010 in print edition on C5
It won’t be much consolation after a stomach-churning loss that knocked it out of the World Cup, but the U.S. soccer team accomplished something remarkable Saturday: It got a big slice of Americans back home to plan the day around watching soccer.
Nadal survives again in five sets
June 27, 2010 in print edition on C2
Top-ranked Rafael Nadal rallied for another five-set victory Saturday, overcoming knee problems, an umpire’s warning and a tough challenge from a hard-hitting German to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon.
Uruguay ousts South Korea in round of 16
June 27, 2010 in print edition on C5
Uruguay is headed to the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in 40 years after beating South Korea, 2-1, on Saturday.
South Carolina knocks out Clemson
June 27, 2010 in print edition on C6
When it comes to in-state rival Clemson, South Carolina considers any win over the Tigers to be a great win. This one was greater yet.
Pilot detained for showing underwear
June 27, 2010 in print edition on A2
A United Airlines pilot was briefly detained at the international airport in Rio de Janeiro after lowering his pants during a security screening, police said Saturday.
Nine killed in drug rehab center
June 27, 2010 in print edition on A2
An official says nine people were killed when gunmen opened fire in a drug rehabilitation center in the Mexican state of Durango.
Violence-marred country votes
June 27, 2010 in print edition on A2
Polls opened in violence-wracked Kyrgyzstan for a referendum today to choose a new constitution that the interim government hopes will legitimize its power until new parliamentary elections in October.
Prince Harry throws out first pitch
June 27, 2010 in print edition on A2
Britain’s Prince Harry showed he can shoot. On the second day of his U.S. visit, New Yorkers got to see his arm.
Gay pride parade marks 40th anniversary with thousands in attendance
June 27, 2010 in print edition on A6
Organizers kicked off San Francisco’s 40th annual gay pride weekend with a celebration Saturday in front of City Hall.
Lecompton honors Eisenhower legacy
June 27, 2010 in print edition on B1
President Dwight Eisenhower’s father looked the part of the nervous groom at Lecompton’s Lane University Chapel on Saturday, fumbling for the right words and struggling to find the wedding ring in front of a crowd of more than 100.
Vandals mar summit protests
June 27, 2010 in print edition on A1
Black-clad demonstrators broke off from a crowd of peaceful demonstrators protesting a global economic summit in Toronto on Saturday, torching police cruisers and smashing windows with baseball bats and hammers. Police arrested more than 100 people.
Renovation to start soon for St. Louis opera house
June 27, 2010 in print edition on B8
The Kiel Opera House, which has been unused for almost 20 years, is scheduled to undergo a $78 million renovation.
Bankruptcies
June 27, 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.
25 years ago: Decision on moving 9th graders to high school delayed
June 27, 2010
After hearing from some of the nearly 60 people that attended a recent meeting, the Lawrence school board opted to delay decisions on moving ninth-graders to the high school and expanding Deerfield School. However, the board approved a plan to begin shopping for land west of the city for a junior and senior high school. They also voted unanimously to keep sixth grade in grade schools and not move it to junior high.
40 years ago: Pilot, passenger injured after plane crash near Vinland School
June 27, 2010
The pilot and sole passenger of a J5A Piper airplane were injured when their craft crashed near the Vinland School, about nine miles southeast of Lawrence. Their injuries were reported to be not serious.
100 years ago: 9-year-old recieves minor injuries from blank pistol
June 27, 2010
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 27, 1910: “The first Fourth of July accident for the year has occurred. Park Hetzel, Jr., the nine year old son of Park Hetzel, 924 Rhode Island, is the victim. While playing about the yard with a blank pistol of last year’s vintage, the weapon was discharged and the wad forced through his clothes into his left thigh. The wound was neither painful nor dangerous. Park lost none of his Fourth ardor by the accident, and will celebrate the country’s natal day as enthusiastically as ever.
Raccoon blamed for 5-hour power outage
June 27, 2010 in print edition on A4
A raccoon described as acrobatic and mean-spirited knocked out power to a section of downtown Memphis that included two hospitals and the newspaper for more than five hours.
Summer, mowing violations go hand in hand
June 27, 2010 in print edition on B1
Complaints of unmowed lawns in Lawrence are starting to pick up. And as the complaints increase, so do the number of code violations distributed by the city.
KU junior golfer Clark one back
June 27, 2010 in print edition on C3
Kansas University junior Jennifer Clark (74) sat in third place, one shot off the lead, after the first round of the Women’s Amateur of Kansas City Golf Championship Saturday. The event will conclude today at Swope Memorial Golf Course.
Turner Classic Movies throws Frank Loesser a 100th birthday party
June 27, 2010 in print edition on D2
Broadway wizard Frank Loesser remains in style as the 100th anniversary of his birth approaches.
Critter Care: A good pet owner is there for the declining years
June 27, 2010 in print edition on D4
It seems that it happened so quickly, I’m not sure now there were even any signs I could have acted on.
Poet’s Showcase: ‘Spanish Moss’
June 27, 2010 in print edition on D3
Spanish moss hanging low, Swinging, swaying to and fro
Say what?: Klingon and other ‘crazy ideas’ detailed in book about invented tongues
June 27, 2010 in print edition on D3
Arika Okrent was studying languages at the University of Chicago. The languages people use and how they work. The rules, the changes, the charts. She was in the library, poking around.
St. Louis holds off Royals with unexpected help
June 27, 2010 in print edition on C1
While Colby Rasmus and Skip Schumaker came through with home runs, Blake Hawksworth came through when the Cardinals needed him. Thrust into an unfamiliar role as emergency starter, Hawksworth pitched five-plus authoritative innings on a sweltering Saturday afternoon and led St. Louis to a 5-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals. The right-hander gave up only two runs — one earned — and two hits.
Kyle Busch wins Nationwide race in New Hampshire
June 27, 2010 in print edition on C2
Kyle Busch has won the Nationwide Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and has become the career laps led leader in NASCAR’s second-tier series.
Phenix win pair at ASA
June 27, 2010 in print edition on C3
Lawrence’s Phenix-Fyler softball team defeated Kansas Threat, 6-1, and Augusta Chill, 5-4, on Saturday at the ASA State tournament.
Giant gold coin sold for $4 million
June 27, 2010 in print edition on A2
The world’s largest gold coin has been sold at auction in Austria for $4 million.
Tropical storm new reason to worry in Gulf
June 27, 2010 in print edition on A2
The logistics of containing the oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico are mind-boggling even in ideal conditions. Add a tropical storm like the one swirling in the Caribbean and things get even more complicated.
Money, lack of organization test tea party
June 27, 2010 in print edition on A6
With the election season more than halfway over, the “tea party” movement has notched some impressive victories but also learned a hard lesson: There are limits to the power of its anger-fueled insurgency.
Mysterious ex-con draws comparisons to Jason Bourne
June 27, 2010 in print edition on A5
Authorities came upon a startling and mysterious scene when they showed up at a luxury apartment in Los Angeles in April while investigating a call about a gas odor.
Post man Aldrich a good fit with Oklahoma City
June 27, 2010 in print edition on C1
Oklahoma City is as much the right place for Cole Aldrich to baptize his professional career as declaring for the NBA Draft after his junior season was the right time.
Lawrence man reported after choking girlfriend
June 27, 2010 in print edition on B2
A 20-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Saturday night on charges of aggravated assault and battery.
Leg bracelets succeed in keeping offenders from alcohol, county finds
June 27, 2010 in print edition on B1
In the year that Douglas County Community Corrections has used court-ordered alcohol detection bracelets, probation officer Craig Eddis has heard about some creative attempts to trick the system.
Wellness campus plans draw healthy interest
June 27, 2010 in print edition on B1
A gymnasium, wellness center, handicap-accessible ballfield and lake surrounded by walking trails are in the works for what one day could become one of the busiest highway interchanges in Lawrence.
Going against ‘nature’
June 27, 2010 in print edition on A1
Pickups, mini-vans — even a school bus with curtains — park right next to the railroad tracks that run along this small town’s Front Street.
U.S. Supreme Court ruling may impact Westar case
June 27, 2010 in print edition on B8
The upcoming trial of former Westar Energy executives could be affected by a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling limiting prosecutors’ ability to use a federal statute in corruption cases, according to a defense lawyer in the Westar case.
World leaders seek common ground on crises
June 27, 2010 in print edition on A3
At odds over how to strengthen the global recovery, top world leaders found common ground on foreign policy Saturday, condemning North Korea for the alleged sinking of a South Korean warship and endorsing a five-year exit timetable for Afghanistan.
Obama urges Congress to push through financial overhaul
June 27, 2010 in print edition on A3
President Barack Obama prodded Congress on Saturday to send him financial overhaul legislation, saying the landmark compromise lawmakers have crafted would be a boon to consumers and help deflect the next global financial crisis.
Lack of jobs could undercut financial overhaul victory
June 27, 2010 in print edition on A3
The sweeping overhaul of the nation’s financial industry is President Barack Obama’s answer to the nation’s outrage over Wall Street bailouts.
Post-NBA Draft chatter: Clemente joins Collins
June 27, 2010 in print edition on C1
Leftovers from the 2010 NBA Draft. …
Bauer pitches UCLA past TCU
June 27, 2010 in print edition on C6
Like everyone else at Rosenblatt Stadium, UCLA’s Trevor Bauer was feeling the heat.
Soccer boom in U.S. just took backseat
June 27, 2010 in print edition on C2
Same opponent, same score, same maddening, agonizing conclusion.
Around and about in local business
June 27, 2010 in print edition on E1
Around and about in local business for the week of June 27, 2010.
Houses shrink as market sinks
June 27, 2010 in print edition on E1
When the going gets tough, the houses get smaller. Or at least that’s what data from the U.S. Census Bureau are suggesting.
For fans of ‘Twilight,’ it’s Team Edward vs. Team Jacob
June 27, 2010 in print edition on D5
Athens vs. Sparta. Red Sox vs. Yankees. Jennifer Aniston vs. Angelina Jolie.
Cleanup questions follow bio lab
June 27, 2010 in print edition on B5
Government documents obtained by The Associated Press show extensive efforts since 2000 to remove vast amounts of waste and contaminants from Plum Island, site of top-secret Army germ warfare research and decades of studies of dangerous animal diseases.
Stalemate persists as suspect avoids police for 10 years
June 27, 2010 in print edition on E8
The past decade has taken a toll on John Joe Gray, holed up on his rural East Texas land while waiting for a siege that’s never happened.
Magical ride ends for U.S. in World Cup
June 27, 2010 in print edition on C1
No nail-biting comeback this time. The U.S. relied on late rallies once too often. Life on the World Cup edge came to an exhausting and crushing end against a familiar foe Saturday night, when Ghana — led by Asamoah Gyan’s goal 3 minutes into overtime — posted a 2-1 victory that ended a thrilling yet futile tournament for the United States in the second round just when it seemed the Americans had a relatively easy path to the semifinals.
Palestinian Speed Sisters race into record books
June 27, 2010 in print edition on E8
Palestinian women are speeding into the record books by competing on an all-female car racing team — the Speed Sisters.
New GOP group plans to raise millions
June 27, 2010 in print edition on E8
In a campaign season of anti-establishment ferment, some of the Republican Party’s best-known insiders are building an ambitious fundraising machine for the fall elections and beyond.
Electricity-starved Iraqis obsess over generators
June 27, 2010 in print edition on E8
When the roar of the local generator fills the neighborhood, Muna Hussein’s 3-year-old son breaks into dancing. He knows their home will soon have electricity so he can finally watch his cartoons.
Class reunions get help from Facebook
June 27, 2010 in print edition on B4
No need to ask to see photos of their kids, find out who married whom or what they do for a living.
North Korea could be setting stage for Kim Jong Il’s heir
June 27, 2010 in print edition on A7
North Korea could formalize an attempt to transfer power from current leader Kim Jong Il to his third son, Kim Jong Un, analysts said after Pyongyang’s official state media reported Saturday that a rare meeting to determine government leadership will be in September.