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Archive for Monday, May 10, 2010

Also from May 10

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, May 10, 2010 Kansas baseball vs. Missouri
Polls
Do you support President Obama's nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan for the U.S. Supreme Court?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
47%
No
 
39%
Not sure
 
12%
Total 1122
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Former Kansas University forward Darnell Jackson, far right, poses for a high school graduation photo in 2004 in Oklahoma City with his late mother, Shawn (middle), brother Evan (behind), family friend Don Davis (behind left) and former KU basketball player and fellow Oklahoman J.R. Giddens. Jackson recently spoke openly regarding the death of his mother, which occurred a little more than a month ago. Dearly missed: Jackson opens up about his mother’s tragic passing
May 9, 2010 in print edition on 1C
Grief-stricken Darnell Jackson collapsed onto his late mother Shawn’s bed, tears welling in his eyes. “I lay down, smelled her sheets, moved the pillows back, and the only thing I saw was a couple words she left on a sheet of paper: ‘Please watch over my kids.’”
6:00 a.m.
Molly McGroder, front center, has been the housemother at Kappa Kappa Gamma for 13 years. She is pictured with sophomores on the stairs of the house. Happy housemothers: Lawrence women find jobs surrounded by college students
May 9, 2010 in print edition on 1D
Before becoming housemother for KU’s Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, Molly McGroder had been a reporter, a CIA analyst, an office manager and a single parent of six kids. Talk about being qualified for the job…
10:00 a.m.
Rusty Elliott works on a car at Hite Collision Repair Center, 3401 W. Sixth St., which sees two to five vehicles a week from accidents where text messaging is involved. A Kansas University professor recently polled 400 college students and found that 95 percent of them drive and text at the same time. Sending a message: Texts cause accidents
May 10, 2010 in print edition on 1A
David Sehorn walked through Hite Collision Repair Center’s back lot where rows of banged-up cars sat. Front bumpers were crushed, air bags hung out of steering wheels and a line of busted fenders leaned against the fence.
10:27 a.m.
Drivers carefully proceed through the intersection of Ninth and Tennessee Streets, Monday, May 10, 2010 as traffic lights downtown were out because of a power outage. The power failures were confined primarily to the area north and east of 23rd and Iowa Streets. Electric power restored to Westar customers
9:40 a.m., May 10, 2010 Updated 5:52 p.m.
More than 7,700 Westar Energy customers were without power for about an hour Monday morning, including many businesses in downtown Lawrence. A second outage at 12:30 p.m. affected about 1,700 customers for about 20 minutes.
2:00 p.m.

Three years ago, Marilyn Hull’s routine mammogram revealed a Stage I breast cancer that required two surgeries and 18 months of radiation and chemotherapy. Today, Hull says she is stronger — and a happier person. Cancer diagnosis revealed inner strength
May 10, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Marilyn Hull sits in her favorite chair. And she talks about breast cancer.
6:00 p.m.
Kitchen wisdom: Eighteen Lawrence culinary masters share some of their best tips
May 10, 2010
Lawrence’s restaurant scene has come a long way since the turn of the century. Massachusetts Street has become a bona-fide Restaurant Row, an asset to local culture and prestige…

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Kansas Senate sends $13.6 billion budget to governor
May 10, 2010
With 21 votes, the bare minimum, the Senate sent a $13.6 billion budget to Gov. Mark Parkinson, who has indicated support of the package. Sens. Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence, and Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, both voted for the budget.
Francisco, Pilcher-Cook debate support of taxes
May 10, 2010
Senator maintains a total of 38 of the state’s 40 senators voted for a tax increase.
Short films honored at Lawrence Arts Center festival
May 10, 2010 in print edition on B10
The Lawrence Arts Center announced winners of the second annual Short Film Festival.
Kansas lawyer is architect of many immigration laws
May 10, 2010
When politicians and police across the county want to crack down on illegal immigration, they often reach out to the same man: a little-known Kansas attorney with an Ivy League education who is the architect behind many of the nation’s most controversial immigration laws.
Statehouse Live: Parkinson goes on offense, slams Kansas Chamber comments
May 10, 2010
The governor took issue with a statement by Chamber President Kent Beisner who criticized legislators who were supporting a one-cent state sales tax increase.
City commission to consider allowing 16-person pedicabs in Downtown Lawrence
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A3
A new type of pedal-powered vehicle may be coming to Downtown Lawrence.
LHS-Free State baseball game pushed back to Wednesday
01:48 p.m., May 10, 2010 Updated 02:13 p.m.
The Lawrence High-Free State baseball game scheduled for Monday night has been rescheduled for Wednesday because of rain.
Hazardous weather possible for Monday
May 10, 2010
The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather outlook for northeastern Kansas. Douglas County is included in the outlook, as well as the surrounding counties of Osage, Jefferson, Shawnee and Franklin.
Man pleads guilty to raiding mom’s trust fund
May 10, 2010
A St. Marys man has pleaded guilty to stealing more than a half-million dollars from his mother’s trust fund.
Kansas prepares for onslaught of tree pests
May 10, 2010
Kansas is bracing for an onslaught of tree pests now plaguing neighboring states.
Weather-related cancellations for Monday
11:39 a.m., May 10, 2010 Updated 01:47 p.m.
Some events have been canceled because of severe weather Monday, May 10, 2010.
Electric power restored to Westar customers
09:40 a.m., May 10, 2010 Updated 05:52 p.m.
More than 7,700 Westar Energy customers were without power for about an hour Monday morning, including many businesses in downtown Lawrence. A second outage at 12:30 p.m. affected about 1,700 customers for about 20 minutes.
Kitchen wisdom: Eighteen Lawrence culinary masters share some of their best tips
May 10, 2010
Lawrence’s restaurant scene has come a long way since the turn of the century. Massachusetts Street has become a bona-fide Restaurant Row, an asset to local culture and prestige…
Pump patrol
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.78 at several stations.
Fit for travel: Lawrence residents part of growing wellness tourism industry
May 10, 2010
When Tyson Willoughby planned his recent vacation to Boston, he knew he would get to see the city, just from a vantage point that not everyone would normally get to see.
Southern comforts
May 10, 2010
Contemporary southern cooking is getting a taste of something fresh — respect.
Great grad gifts: Get your senior something special for the places they’ll go
May 10, 2010
Graduation is an achievement to be celebrated with gifts befitting the occasion. And the most coveted presents are those that reward success while complementing the recipient’s future.
Senior advocate: Nigerian native thrives in elder care work
May 10, 2010
Former Nigerian children’s television star Jessie Kwatamdia’s system was badly shocked when she arrived in Manhattan, Kan., in 1985. “The cold nearly killed me,” she says, shivering at the memory.
Coastal style, country charm on runways
May 10, 2010
Finally, the weather permits sleeveless tops in the evening and skirts without tights. Read on for the hottest spring and summer trends and fresh outfit ideas to kick off the season.
When ants come marching, send them packing
May 10, 2010
When the ants come marching two-by-two, into your kitchen, “hurrah, hurrah” is most likely not the first phrase that comes to mind. With a little due diligence and some chemical intervention, you can fix your ant problem in no time.
Embracing responsibility to community a critical need
May 10, 2010
I’ve been reading a lot about economics lately. It’s hard to avoid. Economics, as we’ve all learned, isn’t just about money. It’s about human behavior. These days, the economics we read about tends to be about human behavior that has bad consequences. Economists have come up with some interesting terms to describe human economic behavior, and I’ll describe just a few.
See you at the reunion
May 10, 2010
An invitation came for my 20-year high school reunion. After checking the current date, referring to an old yearbook, doing some math and crying a little, I realized the invitation had, indeed, arrived at the correct address.
Sending a message: Texts cause accidents
KU survey: 95% of students are texting behind the wheel
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A1
David Sehorn walked through Hite Collision Repair Center’s back lot where rows of banged-up cars sat. Front bumpers were crushed, air bags hung out of steering wheels and a line of busted fenders leaned against the fence.
Cancer diagnosis revealed inner strength
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A3
Marilyn Hull sits in her favorite chair. And she talks about breast cancer.
VH1 examines what keeps women away
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A9
Who knew that the presence of broken furniture, the absence of curtains or a too-saggy couch were turn-offs to the ladies? Over the next five nights, “Undateable” (9 p.m., VH1) will count down the pet peeves that keep men single and women at bay.
Spirit on the go: Online sermons, podcasts, other resources help faithful tune in to religion
May 10, 2010
The busy, hectic pace of many people’s lives can leave little time for personal and spiritual thought, but technology has allowed these people to practice faith on the go.
Meet benefits
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A7
We would like to thank the Journal-World and Sunflower Broadband for their coverage of the 47th Annual Lawrence AACA Swap Meet. This year, approximately 375 vendors attended, coming from as far as Minnesota, Colorado and North Carolina.
Library looking for young volunteers
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Lawrence Public Library is looking for teens 13 to 18 to volunteer; they will participate in summer reading programs, office tasks, shelving books and more.
Investor has plans for former outlet mall
Part of shopping center may become mini-storage
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A3
There’s a new vision on tap for the area that once was counted on to be Lawrence’s hot retail area.
Embrace summer’s return at Topeka’s Tulip Time Festival
May 10, 2010
When spring is in the air, it’s tulip time in Topeka. The annual Tulip Time Festival is a citywide beautification event featuring the brief-blooming, colorful grandeur of thousands of tulips and daffodils, artistically bedded at scenic destinations around the capital city.
Immigration will not go in House budget
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A3
A Kansas lawmaker has failed to insert a proposal modeled after Arizona’s new immigration law into the Kansas House budget bill.
Patience runs out
Haskell Indian Nations University doesn’t need a public relations campaign; it needs a strong leader.
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A7
After commencement ceremonies on Friday, the 2010 graduates of Haskell Indian Nations University are on their way. Unfortunately, the school they leave behind is still struggling with a lack of leadership and direction while federal officials continue to drag their heels on addressing the situation.
Yoga for yuks
New workout harnesses the healing power of guffaws and giggles
May 10, 2010
They say that laughter is the best medicine. What they won’t say is that you will look like a stark, raving lunatic when you take this particular medicine…
KU softball 10 seed
May 10, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s softball team earned the No. 10 seed and will face seventh-seeded Texas Tech at 5 p.m. Friday in the opening round of the Big 12 Championship at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.
Tiger withdraws from TPC
May 10, 2010 in print edition on B2
Dressed in his Sunday red shirt, Tiger Woods bowed his head and sat in silence in front of his locker.
Take that, A-Rod: A’s Braden perfect
May 10, 2010 in print edition on B1
Dallas Braden definitely owns the mound now. Braden pitched the 19th perfect game in major league history on Sunday, shutting down the majors’ hottest team and leading the Oakland Athletics to a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Kansas sweeps Tigers
KU baseball wins finale, 10-9 in 10
May 10, 2010 in print edition on B1
Casey Lytle, who’d just cracked a two-run, game-winning double in the bottom of the 10th inning, watched in amazement as his Kansas University teammates dog-piled Jimmy Waters, who crossed home plate with the decisive run in a 10-9 victory over Missouri on Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Spike in Social Security disability claims clogs overloaded system
May 10, 2010 in print edition on B10
Nearly 2 million people are waiting to find out whether they qualify for Social Security disability benefits. It will be a long wait for most, even if they eventually win their cases.
Duel of the century
Lawrence High’s Minnis, Free State’s Kukuk set to oppose each other tonight
May 10, 2010 in print edition on B1
In the small, talent-packed world that is Lawrence baseball, the Duel of the Century is scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. today at Lawrence High’s new baseball diamond.
Outdated nuclear weapons from U.S. hang on in Europe
May 10, 2010 in print edition on B10
Unseen beyond the grazing Holsteins and rolling pastures of eastern Belgium, the 12-foot-long tapered metal cylinders sit in their underground vaults, waiting for the doomsday call that never came. Each packs the power of many Hiroshimas.
More children receiving free dinners
May 10, 2010 in print edition on B10
While the other preschoolers were warming up to the vegetable pesto lasagna, 3-year-old Avery Bennett dived in with no hesitation.
After Utah, GOP activists to focus on Kentucky
May 10, 2010 in print edition on B10
After toppling three-term Republican Sen. Robert F. Bennett in Utah, tea party activists and other conservative critics shifted their sights Sunday to a mid-May primary in Kentucky, their next big challenge to a political establishment they have vowed to upend.
Federal Reserve opens credit line to Europe
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A10
he Federal Reserve late Sunday opened a program to ship U.S. dollars to Europe in a move to head off a broader financial crisis on the continent.
Desperate parents abandoning children in Haiti
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A10
Weeks after the 1-year-old was found in a dumpster, his father showed up.
‘Iron Man 2’ has $133M debut
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A9
Tony Stark piloted to the top of the box office but not the record books.
Betty White still golden as ‘Saturday Night Live’ host
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A9
Betty White demonstrated how it’s done as host of this week’s “Saturday Night Live.”
Horoscope for May 10, 2010
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A9
This year, you often feel challenged by those closest to you. At times you could find this trend upsetting. Use criticism positively. Stay focused on what you are doing rather than make someone right or wrong. If you are single, you could meet someone with whom you feel wonderful. If you are attached, the two of you need to share more, especially the social side of your life. Scorpio often plays devil’s advocate.
40 years ago: KU vandalism raising concerns
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A7
Gov. Robert Docking expressed anger over the continued vandalism and violence on the Kansas University campus and hinted stronger measures might be used to combat such behavior.
25 years ago: Demonstrators arrested
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A7
Forty-nine anti-apartheid demonstrators were arrested after taking their protest to the KU Endowment Association and the office of Chancellor Gene Budig.
Collaboration
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A7
We don’t often see four entities with different missions team up on one project. However, I’d like to point out one perfect example that brought together a nonprofit housing organization, a historic preservation advocacy group, a neighborhood association and Douglas County.
100 years ago: Two thrown from spring wagon
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A7
John Horrell, a farmer living 15 miles southwest of here and his wife were thrown to the pavement from their spring wagon this afternoon when an auto struck the wagon from behind as the auto was trying to avoid a street car.
Petraeus balances military, political goals
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A7
When asked whether nationalism is putting down roots in Afghanistan’s tribalized society, Gen. David Petraeus is judicious: “I don’t know that I could say that.” He adds, however, that “we do polling” on that subject. When his questioner expresses skepticism about the feasibility of psephology — measuring opinion — concerning an abstraction such as nationalism in a chaotic, secretive and suspicious semi-nation, Petraeus, his pride aroused, protests: “I took research methodology” at Princeton. There he acquired a Ph.D. in just two years: His voracious appetite for knowing things is the leitmotif of his career.
Hawker Beechcraft plans to hire engineers
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A5
Hawker Beechcraft says it plans to hire more than 100 engineers by year’s end.
Trial set for driver in death of pedestrian
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A5
A June trial date has been set for a 52-year-old man accused of striking two pedestrians and killing one of them last month in Wichita.
City: Westboro graffiti won’t be removed
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A5
Topeka has decided not to seek the removal of graffiti from an anti-gay church.
After containment box fails, BP mulls gusher options
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A2
A day after icy slush clogged the massive box they hoped would contain an out-of-control oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico, BP officials on Sunday said they may try again — this time with a smaller box.
Nominee to Supreme Court no stranger to confirmation travails
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A2
Elena Kagan knows more than most about the confirmation gauntlet that’s coming.
Death toll rises in Russian mine blasts
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A2
Russian state television says the death toll from two explosions in the country’s largest underground coal mine has risen to 30, with about 60 people still trapped.
Ash from volcano shuts down airports
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A2
Airlines canceled hundreds of flights across Europe and added hours to trans-Atlantic journeys Sunday as planes were diverted around a large plume of ash spewed by an Icelandic volcano and stretching from Greenland to Portugal.
Market gains set up CEO pay bonanza
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A2
America’s top CEOs are set for a once-in-a-lifetime pay bonanza.
Legendary singer Lena Horne dies
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A2
Lena Horne, the enchanting jazz singer and actress who reviled the bigotry that allowed her to entertain white audiences but not socialize with them, slowing her rise to Broadway superstardom, died Sunday. She was 92.
White House: Pakistan Taliban behind bomb
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A2
Saying they obtained new evidence, senior White House officials said Sunday that the Pakistani Taliban were behind the failed Times Square bombing.
Hearing for ex-Kline aide to resemble trial
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A4
An ethics hearing for a former Kansas deputy attorney general will resemble a court trial.
Power plant proposal still looking for financial spark
$13M facility moving forward without company to purchase electricity
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A1
A proposal to build a $13 million hydroelectric power plant on the north bank of the Kansas River is advancing at City Hall, but the largest financial hurdles for the project remain.
Obama picks Kagan for high court nomination
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A1
President Barack Obama plans to nominate Solicitor General Elena Kagan to be the 112th justice of the Supreme Court, a source said late Sunday night.
E.T. expert optimistic that we are not alone
May 10, 2010 in print edition on A3
Have you ever wondered whether there’s intelligent life beyond our planet? A guest speaker who addressed a crowd at Kansas University on Sunday night believes there is.
Futures pro wins LCC pro-am
May 10, 2010 in print edition on B3
Gerina Mendoza, a Duramed Futures Tour women’s professional golfer, shot a 69 Sunday for a two-day total of 3-under-par 137 to earn the $900 first-place purse in the 2010 Your Charity Pro-Am played at Lawrence Country Club.