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Archive for Saturday, May 22, 2010

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Mike Schard and Kyle Case of Standard Beverage Corporation of Lawrence unload and stack the first cases of bottled beer from Free State Brewing Company at Cork and Barrel, 23rd and Iowa streets. The local microbrewery first started trying to bottle beer two years ago and has finally reached the point where it can supply stores in Lawrence. Liquor stores in Topeka, the Kansas side of Kansas City and Wichita should start seeing the beer in the next month. Free at last: After months of anticipation, bottles of Free State beer on sale Friday
May 20, 2010
“Barring a flood or tornado, Free State bottles will be for sale Friday morning.” So said owner Chuck Magerl after the last of 1,600 cases of Free State Brewery’s first bottled beer was picked up for distribution to Lawrence liquor stores Thursday afternoon…
6:00 a.m.
Cordley second-grader Chloe McNair helps pick strawberries at Wohletz Farm Fresh, 1831 N. 1100 Road. The berries will be used in a dessert prepared for Cordley students Friday as part of a special lunch put on by the Farm-to-School program. Cordley students get a taste of farm-fresh cooking with special lunch
May 21, 2010 in print edition on 1B
They didn’t put on chef’s hats, but as the children of Cordley School gathered for lunch Friday, they ate a meal of their own making.
10:00 a.m.
A teary-eyed Jasmine Tse hugs Bishop Seabury Academy secretary Betsy Alford as she and other graduates make their way down the line of faculty members giving hugs and handshakes during the school’s stepping-up ceremony after the conferral of degrees Friday at the school. The school graduated 13 students. Bishop Seabury graduates remember tight bonds as they graduate
May 21, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Bishop Seabury Academy senior Shannon O’Shea wasn’t graduating with classmates as much as with brothers and sisters Friday morning.
2:00 p.m.
Strong Hall on the Kansas University campus has a carpet of red and yellow tulips this time of year. A perspective on tuition
May 22, 2010 in print edition on 1A
It’s no secret that tuition at Kansas University and elsewhere has been on the rise for some time. And state funding to KU has declined more than $4,300 per full-time student, in inflation-adjusted dollars, since 1985. Over time, the tuition increases have been dramatic.
6:00 p.m.
Artist Greg Volpert, Lawrence, is fighting pancreatic cancer, which has slowed him from working in his studio apartment. ‘What a difference a day has made’
May 22, 2010 in print edition on 1D
Greg Volpert’s favorite song by his favorite band is “Indifference,” a track from Moby Grape’s 1967 eponymous debut.

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Leavenworth officer shoots, kills armed man
May 22, 2010 in print edition on B2
Leavenworth Police officer shot at, returns fire, killing suspect, according to media reports.
Power restored to Lawrence residents
May 22, 2010
Westar Energy is reporting more than 2,500 Douglas County customers are without power as the result of a reported blown transformer.
Medical marijuana faces backlash
May 22, 2010 in print edition on D10
Several states say the medical marijuana business has gotten out of control.
LMH caring eases end of life
May 22, 2010 in print edition on B6
I am a registered nurse. I am an operating room nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. I am privileged to have been employed there since 1972. I am writing to tell this community how blessed we are for every person that works at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and for the fantastic place it is to both work and to receive care.
Flawed reasoning
A measure intended to limit enforcement of federal clean-air standards in Kansas may have just the opposite effect.
May 22, 2010 in print edition on B6
State Sen. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, probably thought he was doing Kansas utilities a favor when he pushed through an amendment to the state budget bill that would bar Kansas from implementing federal rules on greenhouse gases.
Oil, ocean waters don’t mix
May 22, 2010 in print edition on B6
The explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig brings into sharp focus not only a tragic loss of life but also the fragmented and inadequate way in which we manage and protect the nation’s critical marine resources and the fragile ocean environment. Scientifically sound and precautionary policies to reconcile the needs of safety, energy security, sustainable fisheries and environmental protection have become urgent.
Parents turning ’Babies’ into baby’s first movie
May 22, 2010 in print edition on D3
With all the squirming and gurgling, the crowd was positively infantile at a swanky movie house one recent afternoon in Madison, Wis.
Faith Forum: What’s the reaction when you tell strangers what you do for a living?
May 22, 2010 in print edition on D1
Sanctity and morality are not the domain of rabbis alone
‘What a difference a day has made’
Legendary musicians assemble for Lawrence illustrator’s cancer benefit
May 22, 2010 in print edition on D1
Greg Volpert’s favorite song by his favorite band is “Indifference,” a track from Moby Grape’s 1967 eponymous debut.
Grandparents younger than 50 juggle it all
May 22, 2010 in print edition on B9
When Jim Maddox got the news that he was going to be a grandfather, he was bewildered. Maddox, then 43, sat down for hours and contemplated what the new family addition meant to his life.
Club news
May 22, 2010 in print edition on B7
Club news for May 22, 2010.
Academic funding would reflect credit on KU Athletics
May 22, 2010 in print edition on B1
Last year, Kansas University athletic department officials announced plans to build a “Gridiron Club” facility along the top of the east side of KU’s Memorial Stadium.
Is Dora the Explorer an illegal immigrant?
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A6
Cartoon figure under scrutiny in the aftermath of Arizona’s controversial new immigration law.
Official NBA Combine figures released
May 22, 2010 in print edition on C4
The NBA released its official draft measurements of college players at the NBA Combine Friday at Attack Athletics Training Center.
LHS baseball stung by Manhattan, 4-3
May 22, 2010 in print edition on C1
In the end, Dusty Maas’ speed killed any hopes of Lawrence High making a repeat trip to the Class 6A state tournament.
Familiar feeling: FSHS advances to state for sixth time in eight years
May 22, 2010 in print edition on C1
After a one-year hiatus, Free State High’s baseball team is headed back to state.
Air India plane crashes, killing at least 160 people
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A2
An Air India flight from Dubai crashed Saturday morning in the city of Mangalore after apparently overshooting the runway, killing at least 160 people.
Iran seen influencing Iraqi P.M. choice
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A7
Iran wants the current prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, to join forces with a more conservative Shiite group.
Celtics looking to go 3-0 against Magic
May 22, 2010 in print edition on C2
The original Boston Garden is long gone, and so is the fear in opponents’ eyes when they play the Celtics on their home floor.
Lawsuit to be filed in Salina pollution case
May 22, 2010 in print edition on B4
Groups want federal government to pay for cleanup at former Air Force Base.
U.S. Senate picks include former wrestling executive
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A4
Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon won the Republican party endorsement for U.S. Senate in Connecticut on Friday, but still faces a primary challenge.
BP delays attempt to stop leak by shooting mud
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A3
Testing to determine whether the tactic will work a mile underwater is taking longer than expected.
Yoga has significant benefits for cancer patients, study finds
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A1
Touch toes. Downward dog. Breathe. It’s a yoga routine that cancer doctors have prescribed for years without evidence it would do much good.
Caterer among 6 arrested in Pakistan in NYC bomb plot
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A7
The co-owner of a catering company that organized events for the U.S. Embassy is suspected of ties to terrorist groups.
Highway projects revived with legislative approval
May 22, 2010 in print edition on B10
Gov. Mark Parkinson will sign transportation bill on Tuesday.
Newton residents put in floodplain by maps
May 22, 2010 in print edition on B2
Harvey County officials say some residents may need to buy flood insurance under new federal maps of the area’s floodplain.
25 years ago: KU to upgrade data processing systems
May 22, 2010
Computer purchases at the University of Kansas were part of a long-range plan to upgrade the data processing systems. Recent bid specifications called for a VAX computer made by Digital Equipment Corp. or a VAX equivalent, and an International Business Machines Corp. system or its equivalent. The lowest bid received for a VAX 8600 was $684,342.
40 years ago: KPL audit reveals hospital underbilling
May 22, 2010
A recent audit of Kansas Power and Light revealed the fact that KPL had been underbilling Lawrence Memorial Hospital for 20 years. The difference (an additional tenth of a cent per kilowatt hour) came about because LMH had been billed the reduced rate for bodies fully under city control. Although a municipal hospital, LMH operated primarily on its own funds and was governed by an appointed board and therefore could not legally receive the reduced rate.
100 years ago: Sheriff receives letter regarding man who shot deputy
May 22, 2010
From the Lawrence Daily World for May 22, 1910: “It will be remembered that Charles Trude is now in the county jail for shooting Deputy Sheriff Woods one day the early part of the week.”
LHS softball season ends
May 22, 2010 in print edition on C4
Lawrence High extended its softball season with a 3-1 victory over Topeka High in its Class 6A regional on Friday, but it came to an abrupt halt with a 10-0, run-rule-shortened loss to top-seeded Washburn Rural on Friday night.
Firebirds’ 200-yard medley relay team fastest
May 22, 2010 in print edition on C4
Free State High’s 200-yard medley relay team of Heather Clark, Reilly Moore, Chloe Portela and Morgan Flannigan swam the fastest time in preliminaries Friday at the state swim meet.
Guillen tags two in Royals’ romp
May 22, 2010 in print edition on C3
Jose Guillen found his swing in Cleveland. Guillen homered in his first two at-bats Friday night and drove in three runs as the Kansas City Royals beat the Colorado Rockies, 9-2, a night after going deep in the seventh inning Thursday against the Indians.
Armstrong fires back at Landis
May 22, 2010 in print edition on C2
Floyd Landis ignored desperate pleas from his sponsor to avoid a public fight with Lance Armstrong, according to e-mails the seven-time Tour de France champion released in trying to prove the disgraced cyclist has “zero credibility.”
Firebirds’ Davis sets state mark in pole vault
May 22, 2010 in print edition on C1
Throughout a decorated track and field career, Free State senior Drue Davis has turned in no shortage of dominant performances.
Cemetery owner pleads no contest to theft
May 22, 2010 in print edition on B10
The owner agrees to repay more than $650,000.
Around and about
May 22, 2010 in print edition on B7
News from around and about for May 22, 2010.
4-H News
May 22, 2010 in print edition on B7
4-H news for May 22, 2010.
Will ‘Lost’ viewers find the answers they’re looking for?
May 22, 2010 in print edition on B5
SyFy’s Saturday-night movie franchise departs from its usual goofy fare to offer “Witchville” (8 p.m., today, SyFy), a special effects-driven martial arts epic filled with actors wearing medieval garb and saddled with unbearable dialogue, such as, “Sir, it is your birthright!”
Horoscope for May 22, 2010
May 22, 2010 in print edition on B5
This year, let your ingenuity flow. Solutions will come forward. Often, friends and people who you consider “givens” in your life seem to be different. If you are attached, your home and family remain high priorities. Don’t forget the little gestures that add to a romance. If you are single, you could meet someone quite unexpectedly. Libra always makes you smile.
Student to compete in national geography bee
May 22, 2010 in print edition on B4
A Broken Arrow sixth-grader hopes to put Lawrence on the map as he represents Kansas next week in the 2010 National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C.
Barbecue festival draws 204 teams
May 22, 2010 in print edition on B4
Though Pellet Envy was disqualified Friday from the Oklahoma Joe’s World Brisket Open for using the wrong presentation box, the husband and wife team still managed to grab third place overall in the Kansas City BBQ Store Invitational.
Nominations sought for health champion
May 22, 2010 in print edition on B3
Gov. Mark Parkinson will recognize the state’s first health champion in September.
Empire District gets OK on rate increase
May 22, 2010 in print edition on B2
An electric utility that serves parts of southeast Kansas has agreed to a rate increase far smaller than it first requested.
Video links Kansas, Korean students
May 22, 2010 in print edition on B2
With the click of a button, Amy Allen’s kindergarten class at Wiley Elementary was on a field trip halfway around the globe.
Pump patrol
May 22, 2010 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.54 at several locations.
County roadways scheduled to close
May 22, 2010 in print edition on B1
Motorists along U.S. Highways 59 and 56 will need to be aware of closures along the routes in southern Douglas County during the next few days.
Detective arrested, then informs media
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A6
A Nevada detective who serves as spokesman for a county sheriff’s office was arrested and released, then sent media a release about it, accompanied by his booking photo.
Kansas’ Barbee tied for 61st at golf regional
May 22, 2010 in print edition on C4
Kansas University golfer Nate Barbee shot a 79 on Friday and is tied for 61st place after two rounds of play at the NCAA Southwest Golf Regional in Santee, Calif.
James Clapper tops list to replace U.S. intelligence director, sources say
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A5
The White House’s leading candidate to replace Dennis Blair as national intelligence director is James R. Clapper, the Pentagon’s top intelligence official, current and former U.S. officials said.
Texas adopts new social studies curriculum, upsetting Democrats and moderate Republicans
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A5
The Texas State Board of Education adopted a social studies and history curriculum Friday that amends or waters down the teaching of religious freedoms, America’s relationship with the U.N. and hundreds of other items.
Obama orders new vehicle fuel standards
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A4
President Barack Obama gave federal agencies just over a year to come up with fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emission standards for commercial trucks and buses.
Superintendent appoints members to task force
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Lawrence school superintendent has appointed 19 community members to the district’s elementary school task force, and it’s possible several other people may join the group.
Youngest climber tops Mount Everest at 13
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A2
A 13-year-old American boy became the youngest climber to reach the top of Mount Everest Saturday, breaking the former record as part of his quest to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents.
Jones, Calipari made for each other
May 22, 2010 in print edition on C2
Hoop News: McDonald’s All-American Terrence Jones, 6-foot-9, from Portland, Ore., has chosen to play basketball at the University of Kentucky after earlier calling a news conference to say he was playing at Washington.
KU baseball slammed by Sooners, 14-4
May 22, 2010 in print edition on C4
T.J. Walz waltzed through the first five innings Friday night at Hoglund Ballpark.
Facebook page that led to ban in Pakistan removed
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A2
A Facebook page that was considered offensive to Islam and led to a Pakistani ban on the site has been removed, possibly by its creator.
People in the news
May 22, 2010 in print edition on B5
People in the news for May 22, 2010.
Dalai Lama tweets to Chinese about Tibet
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A2
The Dalai Lama tried to hold a rare direct conversation with people inside China on Friday, answering questions live on Twitter about the fate of long-tense Tibet.
Texas Capitol opens doors to concealed-gun carriers
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A2
Metal detectors finally were installed and turned on at the Texas Capitol on Friday. But citizens, lobbyists and other visitors can escape the lines — if they carry a concealed handgun.
BP drawing anger over response to spill
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A1
Days after the Gulf Coast oil spill, the Obama administration pledged to keep its “boot on the throat” of BP to make sure the company did all it could to cap the gushing leak and clean up the spill.
Alfalfa sprouts recalled after at least 22 ill
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A2
Salmonella found in raw alfalfa sprouts appears to have sickened at least 22 people in 10 states.
Late gain ends volatile week for stock market
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A2
The stock market had another tumultuous ride this week as disarray in Europe heightened fears of a global economic slowdown.
A perspective on tuition
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A1
It’s no secret that tuition at Kansas University and elsewhere has been on the rise for some time. And state funding to KU has declined more than $4,300 per full-time student, in inflation-adjusted dollars, since 1985. Over time, the tuition increases have been dramatic.
Oil from Gulf spill could stretch from N.Y. to Buenos Aires and back
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A3
Using worst case scenarios calculated by scientists, a month’s worth of leaking oil could fill enough gallon milk jugs to stretch more than 11,300 miles.
Kevin Costner may hold key to cleanup
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A3
The actor will allow trials of his centrifugal oil separators to help clean up the Gulf oil spill.
Banking regulators to help shape new rules
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A3
Banking regulators shared the blame for the financial crisis that buckled Wall Street. Now they’re the ones lawmakers are counting on to give final shape to the new overhaul of financial rules.
GOP ponders how to help, and tame, Paul
Kentucky Senate nominee defends oil company blamed for Gulf spill
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A6
The candidate’s remarks on racism, Obama make party uncomfortable.
One of world’s rarest stamps to be auctioned
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A8
The Swedish stamp could fetch a record price.
Blind soldier finds niche in military
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A8
Capt. Scott Smiley is one of only a few blind soldiers to remain on active duty since the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
U.S. aid slow to help Mexico in drug war
May 22, 2010 in print edition on A7
The United States has spent just 14 percent of the $1.12 billion it promised Mexico between 2008 and 2010 to combat surging drug cartel violence.