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Archive for Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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The day in photos, June 30, 2010
Polls
Are you concerned about the ingredients in a hot dog?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
39%
Yes
 
31%
I don’t want to think about it
 
29%
Total 230
Will you watch the Lawrence Jaycees' Fourth of July fireworks show at 9:45 p.m. Sunday at Watson Park?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
62%
Yes
 
24%
Not sure
 
13%
Total 595
What is your favorite place to eat a hot dog?

Poll results

Response Percent
From the grill at a cookout
 
57%
Baseball game
 
35%
At home
 
5%
A restaurant
 
0%
Total 218
How many hot dogs will you eat on the Fourth of July?

Poll results

Response Percent
0
 
58%
1-2
 
28%
5+
 
7%
3-4
 
5%
Total 274
Videos

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KU School of Business changes oversight procedures for special tuition program
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A1
Several students expressed concerns about how differential tuition program has been managed
KU cancels study abroad program in Mexico, citing rising gang and drug violence
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A3
The reverberations from drug and gang violence in Mexico have been felt among Kansas University students, after KU officials canceled the planned Study Abroad summer semester in Puebla, Mexico.
Temporary injunction issued halting implementation of statewide smoking ban in 28 clubs in Kansas, including one in Tonganoxie
05:20 p.m., June 30, 2010 Updated 06:06 p.m. in print edition on A1
Despite previous reports to the contrary by the Associated Press, the statewide smoking ban will go into effect on Thursday, with one exception.
ECKAN accepting applications for school supplies from Douglas County families
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Douglas County East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation, or ECKAN, is accepting applications to provide school supplies in August for families in need.
Road to Bloomington Beach at Clinton Lake to reopen Thursday
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A3
Visitors to Bloomington Beach at the western side of Clinton Lake no longer will need to park in adjacent lots and then walk — lugging coolers, chairs and other items — across a grass field. The road to the beach is set to reopen Thursday.
Lawrence Jaycees prepare for Fourth of July fireworks display
Sunday’s fireworks show no small thing to plan
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A1
Gary Saathoff stands directly below the Fourth of July fireworks display every year. To him, they look like a fiery shower of colored embers falling on his head. That’s because he sees them from where he lights them.
Basement apartment catches fire near 24th and Arkansas
11:07 a.m., June 30, 2010 Updated 02:04 p.m. in print edition on A4
A morning fire caused residents to be evacuated from their apartment building in the 1000 block of W. 24th Street on Wednesday.
Kansas teacher charged with having sex with student
June 30, 2010
A former northeast Kansas teacher and coach has been charged with having sex with a 17-year-old student.
Parkinson to endorse Democrat Holland for governor
June 30, 2010
Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson is preparing to endorse a Democratic state senator running for governor this fall.
Report questions cancer center’s timetable
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A3
A group of outside advisers has praised the momentum at Kansas University’s Cancer Center. But the group also has raised questions about whether the center could meet its September 2011 deadline for National Cancer Institute designation.
Nowitzki opts for free agency
June 30, 2010 in print edition on B2
After today, for the first time in 12 years, Dirk Nowitzki will not be a Maverick.
Venus out of Wimbledon
June 30, 2010 in print edition on B6
Venus Williams would shank a shot — and she shanked many on this day — then turn toward the Court 1 player guest box where her parents were seated and put her palms up or shrug her shoulders, as if to indicate, “I don’t know what’s happening here.”
NBA superstar clones everywhere
June 30, 2010 in print edition on B2
Dwyane Wade was in Miami, except he was in Chicago. LeBron James was in Miami, except he was in New York. Chris Bosh was in Miami, except no one is precisely sure where he was actually, and really, no one cares because he’s Chris Bosh and not Dwyane Wade or LeBron James. Which can mean only one thing: clones.
Recruit Zach Peters soaks up camp experience
Jayhawks commitment lauds Stoudemire, Morris
June 30, 2010 in print edition on B1
The 16 high school basketball players at last week’s Amar’e Stoudemire Skills Academy weren’t allowed to scrimmage against the camp’s college counselors in accordance with NCAA rules.
White Sox pitcher Floyd breaks through against Royals
June 30, 2010 in print edition on B3
Finally breaking through and beating Kansas City was only the second-best thing that happened to Gavin Floyd this week.
Proper play
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A9
On Wednesday, the U.S. football (soccer) team won its group for the first time in 80 years. That accomplishment earned it a story at the bottom of the sports page below an NBA draft that hadn’t happened yet, and Tom Keegan getting to watch a baseball game in the air-conditioning.
World Cup: Spain, Paraguay advance to quarterfinals
June 30, 2010 in print edition on B6
Spain spent most of the night trying to break through Portugal’s defense. David Villa finally did it.
A guide to tomatoes: Picking the right type for your needs
June 30, 2010 in print edition on C1
Tomato season is about to ripen up in mere days, meaning consumers will be facing endless tables of tomatoes of all shapes, sizes and — despite the traditional red — colors.
Fine for not buckling up goes into effect today across state
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A1
Diane McGee is among the 77 percent of drivers in Kansas who wear their seat belts, either while driving or as a passenger in the front seat of a vehicle making its way down interstate highways, major thoroughfares or county roads.
Pump patrol
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.69 at several stations.
Report: Boston’s Pierce to become NBA free agent
June 30, 2010 in print edition on B2
ESPN.com is reporting Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce has notified the team he will opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent.
California woman says Chihuahua died saving her kids
June 30, 2010 in print edition on C10
A Northern California woman says her Chihuahua died protecting her children from two pit bulls that got into her apartment.
Federal oil regulating agency gets makeover
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A10
The Minerals Management Service — well, the name anyway — now sits on the scrap heap of discarded monikers alongside ValuJet, Blackwater and Enron Field.
BP giving financial help to its gas stations
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A10
Gas could become cheaper at some BP pumps after the oil company agreed to measures meant to help distributors and station owners offset a consumer boycott against BP fuel that was sparked by the out-of-control spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
FDA urging limiting antibiotics in meat
June 30, 2010 in print edition on C10
The Food and Drug Administration is urging meat producers to limit the amount of antibiotics they give animals in response to public health concerns about the drugs.
Kagan says she didn’t block military
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A2
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan maneuvered carefully through tough Republican questioning on military recruitment at Harvard Law School, gun owners’ rights and free speech Tuesday, giving little ground to critics and drawing strong praise from Senate Democrats who command the votes to confirm her.
Adult obesity rates on the rise
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A2
Adult obesity rates have jumped in 28 states.
Petraeus leaves room for changes
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A2
Gen. David Petraeus left open the possibility of recommending that President Barack Obama delay his plans to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan next summer if the new commander can’t turn around the stalemated war.
Gamecocks win College World Series
June 30, 2010 in print edition on B2
Whit Merrifield’s RBI single with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning gave South Carolina its first baseball national championship with a 2-1 victory over UCLA in the College World Series on Tuesday night.
HUD official sentenced for fraud
June 30, 2010 in print edition on B10
An official of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Kansas City, Kan., has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for taking about $47,000 for time he did not work.
Offices to close for July 4 holiday
June 30, 2010 in print edition on B10
This is a list of the area businesses that will and will not be open for business on the Fourth of July, 2010.
Salmon latest vodka flavor
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A2
Prepare your palate for carnivorous cocktails.
25 years ago: 18-year-olds getting one night out before drinking age law changes
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A9
18-year-olds in Lawrence were enjoying a last night out before a new Kansas law was to go into effect on July 1. Anyone who had not reached their 19th birthday by that date would not be allowed to drink again until they turned 21. Some of the young revelers said that they would miss the “social scene” more than the actual drinking. Tom Smith, part owner of the Pladium at Ninth and Mississippi, said he believed that there was a market for a new kind of club “where you can drink Cokes, serve hamburgers, and dance.”
40 years ago: Eldridge Hotel enters final days
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A9
It was a sad final day at the Eldridge Hotel, which was scheduled to be closed the following morning. Manager Mike Getto pointed out that since the building didn’t originally have exterior locks, a locksmith had installed them so that the doors could be locked for the first time in the building’s 115-year history.
Prosecution seeks to keep Kansas doctor jailed
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A5
The legal wrangling continues in the case of a Kansas doctor and his wife convicted of prescribing painkillers linked to 68 deaths.
100 years ago: Amusement Park Committee begins meeting
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A9
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 30, 1910: “Last night the stockholders of the Lawrence Amusement Park Committee held their first meeting. The first thing discussed was the probable name of the park. Some fancy names were suggested but no conclusion was reached and it was decided to open the naming of the park to competition by the people of the city. A cash prize will be given by the company to the person suggesting the best name for the proposed resort.”
Negative focus
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A9
I’m getting bored with Dolph Simons’ weekly KU bash column. By my count, 31 of his last 52 articles were devoted to carping on KU administration.
An unfair tax
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A9
I don’t mind paying a fair tax. I view taxes as tithes, paying for things I believe in, such as education, social services, law enforcement and roads. But this idea of special sales tax districts is not an appropriate or fair tax. Calling these community improvement districts is, and I am being nice here, misleading. They are business subsidies with taxpayers paying for public and private improvements, including operating expenses.
Economy takes toll on Americans’ mood
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A2
So much for optimism. A dramatic drop in consumer confidence sent stocks plunging Tuesday and left a key index at its lowest level of the year, heightening fears that the economic recovery is stalling.
Singled out
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A9
Why is it that people are so careful not to offend any racial or religious group except Catholics?
Fines for texting while driving in Kansas to start Jan. 1
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A1
Kansas’ ban on sending or receiving text messages while driving officially takes effect Thursday, but the violation won’t carry monetary penalties until Jan. 1, said Chris Bortz, assistant traffic safety manager for the Bureau of Transportation Safety and Technology at the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Missouri fireworks stand explodes in flames
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A5
With just days to go before Independence Day, an eastern Missouri fireworks display went up in spectacular flames, and authorities are blaming an arsonist.
Worker dies in fall at western Kansas grain elevator
June 30, 2010 in print edition on B10
An employee has died in an accident at a western Kansas grain elevator.
KU lands fourth OL commitment in six days
June 30, 2010 in print edition on B1
Tuesday, the Kansas University football staff received yet another oral commitment from an offensive lineman in the Class of 2011.
Colorado looks for Big 12 exit strategy
Buffaloes hoping to start play in Pac-10 by 2011
June 30, 2010 in print edition on B5
University of Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn said he hopes to know within a month how much it’s going to cost the school to bolt the Big 12 for the Pac-10.
Time for a change: Rule on NBA Draft eligibility must go
June 30, 2010 in print edition on B1
Here’s hoping Xavier Henry is not only the first one-and-done player from Kansas University, but the last.
‘Twilight’ zone: Fans attend late-night premiere of ‘Eclipse’
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A4
The partial lunar eclipse Saturday was pale in comparison to the full eclipses in Lawrence Tuesday night.
From Arizona: accusations, no proof
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A9
We all know that President Obama was secretly born in Kenya. And that there will soon be enough Muslims here to take over the country. And that Presidents Hoover, Truman and Eisenhower collectively deported 15 million illegal aliens.
Tuition dissent
Some dissenting votes offer hope that the Kansas Board of Regents may eventually be willing to draw the line on university tuition increases.
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A9
Hefty tuition increases recommended by the state’s three largest public universities were approved last week by the Kansas Board of Regents, but at least that approval was tempered by some dissenting votes and some discussion about how rapidly tuition at state universities has risen in recent years.
My teenage daughter is becoming vegetarian/vegan
June 30, 2010 in print edition on C3
Is it healthy for my teenage daughter to be a vegetarian?
Women should pick up the pace to avoid putting on pounds
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A8
Women who want to prevent weight gain as they get older need to ride a bicycle or walk briskly every day rather than just strolling, a study from Harvard University found.
Gun law challenges likely after ruling
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A8
State or local gun laws that prohibit people from carrying firearms outside the home and onerous registration requirements are the most likely to be struck down by judges following the Supreme Court’s latest decision supporting the right to keep and bear arms.
Cleanup ships idled as storm rattles Gulf
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A10
The crashing waves and gusting winds churned up by now Hurricane Alex put the Gulf oil spill largely in Mother Nature’s hands Tuesday. Regardless of whether the storm makes things worse or even better, it has turned many people fighting the spill into spectators.
Google scrambles to save Internet license in China by not auto-redirecting
June 30, 2010 in print edition on C10
China is threatening to revoke Google’s business license over the company’s decision to redirect Chinese traffic to computers in Hong Kong that are not governed by the communist government’s censorship practices.
New coverage for uninsured people in poor health
June 30, 2010 in print edition on C10
The Obama administration is launching a special coverage program for uninsured Americans with medical problems this week, the most ambitious early investment of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
Courts need $40M for border plan
June 30, 2010 in print edition on C10
President Barack Obama’s $600 million border security plan seems to have it all: More than 1,000 agents, seven gunrunner teams, five FBI task forces and more prosecutors and immigration judges.
‘Locked Up’ looks anew at old tale
June 30, 2010 in print edition on B8
A gripping combination of prison horror stories and armchair tourism, “Locked Up Abroad” (9 p.m., National Geographic) enters its fourth season with a return to the harrowing granddaddy of all incarceration tales, “Midnight Express.”
People in the news
June 30, 2010 in print edition on B8
People in the news for June 30, 2010.
Horoscope for June 30, 2010
June 30, 2010 in print edition on B8
This year, you have evolved, as is reflected in a new way of thinking and dealing with others. You might not always have the best answer, but you surround yourself with various people. If you are single, many doors open through a hobby or an intense field of interest. If you are attached, the two of you can really get to the bottom of some key issues and evolve to a new level of understanding. Aquarius nearly has X-ray vision into your soul.
Spy suspects had interests in science, finance
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A2
One hobnobbed with academics and entrepreneurs who shared his interest in cutting-edge science.
Olathe man faces murder charge
June 30, 2010 in print edition on B10
An Olathe man has been charged with murder in the death of his female roommate.
Sunscreen sprays that outshine the rest
June 30, 2010 in print edition on B9
Memo to beach bums: get ready to pump it and spray it, and don’t apply it in the wind.
Lawrence High School Honor Roll
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A6
Lawrence High School has announced its second semester 2009-10 honor rolls. To be eligible for the honor roll, a student must obtain at least a grade-point average of 3.5.
Free State High School Honor Roll
June 30, 2010 in print edition on A6
Free State High School has announced its second semester 2009-10 honor rolls. To be eligible for the honor roll, a student must obtain at least a grade-point average of 3.5.