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Archive for Friday, September 3, 2010

Also from September 3

Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, September 3, 2010 Free State soccer vs. Bonner Springs Downtown KU football pep rally
Polls
Do you regularly attend the Fall Arts and Crafts Festival?

Poll results

Response Percent
No, never.
 
55%
Yes, always.
 
18%
Yes, but not this year.
 
12%
Not before, but I’ll try it this year.
 
12%
Total 286
Should high school schedules be changed so students can sleep in?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
70%
Yes
 
28%
I don’t know
 
1%
Total 1231
Have you ever participated in a triathlon?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
75%
Yes
 
15%
I’ve volunteered, but never run.
 
8%
Total 255
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Muriel Cook, left, and missionary Julie Pash have teamed up to sell arts and crafts made by Uganda women. Items made by the Project Lydia participants include dolls, baskets and necklaces made from recycled paper. Former competitors create Project Lydia to help Ugandan women
September 1, 2010 in print edition on 1A
One side of Julie Pash’s living room has turned into a retail display with baskets, beaded necklaces and dolls lining the wall. Her spare bedroom has become a warehouse.
6:00 a.m.
Rick Lambert, a worker for Deffenbaugh Industries of Kansas City, Kan., picks up recyclable materials Thursday in Lawrence. City Commissioner wants to discuss pay-as-you-throw pricing for trash removal, as well as privatizing the service
September 2, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Changes in how people are charged for their trash service, and the idea of turning the city-operated enterprise over to a private company are set for discussion at Lawrence City Hall.
10:00 a.m.
Four Lawrence High alumni will be inducted into the school's Hall of Honor. From left, Sam Campbell, Dr. Larry Kwak, Steve Scheid and Wesley Walker will take part in the ceremony September 19, 2010. Four Lawrence High alumni to be inducted into school’s hall of honor
September 2, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Four graduates of Lawrence High School will be inducted into the school’s Hall of Honor during a ceremony later this month, the Lawrence Lions Alumni Association announced Thursday.
2:00 p.m.
Crews continued repaving work on the Kansas Turnpike east of Lawrence on Thursday. Reduced lanes on the turnpike because of ongoing road construction will be just one of the hurdles facing motorists traveling to Saturday’s football season opener at Kansas University. Labor Day travelers, a 2:30 p.m. football game at Kansas State University and opening weekend of the Renaissance Festival could also add to Saturday’s traffic headaches on Interstate 70. Getting around on game day
September 3, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Hey, Jayhawk football fans, it’s time to get your game face on.
6:00 p.m.
Blue Team quarterback Jordan Webb has a pass held up by White Team defensive end Richard Johnson Jr. during the spring game Saturday, April 24, 2010 at Memorial Stadium. Kansas DTs stick together
September 3, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Pat Dorsey and Richard Johnson’s big hits in practice also come with some friendly advice to the Kansas running backs.

All stories

Lawrence man asks Parkinson to shorten sex crime sentence
September 3, 2010 in print edition on B1
A 42-year-old Lawrence man convicted of having sex with his children’s 13-year-old baby-sitter in 2004 is asking Gov. Mark Parkinson to shorten his sentence.
Lawrence lauded as a good place for triathlons
Iron 70.3 credited with putting city on map of triathletes’ favorite places
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A1
In its upcoming October edition, triathlete.com names Lawrence as its top “Tri Town” in the U.S.
Homeless shelter about halfway to $3 million fundraising goal
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A1
An effort to raise $3 million to move the Lawrence Community Shelter to a site in eastern Lawrence has reached the halfway point, shelter leaders announced Friday morning.
City won’t open outdoor pool Saturday due to lack of lifeguards
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A1
Plans to spend the holiday weekend in the city’s outdoor swimming pool will need to be adjusted.
Ford CEO Alan Mulally praises his education, Lawrence during talk
Mulally ‘treasures’ education he received in Lawrence
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A1
Alan Mulally returned to Lawrence on Friday, giving back to the community that gave him so much — including a broad-based education that led to a career in engineering and business that shows no signs of slowing down.
Kansas Lottery unveils new game themed for the state’s 150th anniversary
11:43 a.m., September 3, 2010 Updated 01:16 p.m. in print edition on B3
The state’s anti-gambling founders probably wouldn’t have approved, but Kansas unveiled a new lottery game Friday to get a jump on celebrating its 150th birthday.
Missing Tonganoxie man returns home
Father says 23-year-old had been ‘laying low’ for 3 months
10:56 a.m., September 3, 2010 Updated 12:21 p.m. in print edition on B1
A 23-year-old Tonganoxie man who had been missing for more than three months has returned home.
Park on former Menninger grounds in Topeka opens Saturday
September 3, 2010 in print edition on B1
Just minutes from downtown, the state is opening a new park that has miles of trails, abundant wildlife and a boat ramp on the Kansas River.
KUsports.com staff’s Week 1 college football picks
September 3, 2010
The following are the Journal-World/6Sports staffers’ picks for Week 1 of the college football season.
Statehouse Live: Kansas Labor Secretary says state is recovering
07:57 a.m., September 3, 2010 Updated 12:12 p.m. in print edition on B1
State Labor Secretary Jim Garner said that in July, the state experienced job growth for the first time since October 2008, initial claims for unemployment benefits have decreased by a third from a year ago, and the state unemployment rate of 6.9 percent “appears to have reached a plateau.”
Foundation gives high marks to Kansas highway system
September 3, 2010
A California foundation has ranked the Kansas state highway system third-best in the nation based on performance and cost-effectiveness.
Man arrested following road rage incident
September 3, 2010
A 31-year-old transient man was arrested early Friday morning following a brief road rage incident.
Volleyball players from Lawrence to make trip back
September 3, 2010 in print edition on B3
Horejsi Family Athletics Center will be a hotbed of activity for former prep volleyball stars from Lawrence during the next couple of weekends.
Expectations high at Veritas
September 3, 2010 in print edition on B3
Veritas Christian High is coming off a best-ever 8-2 varsity football record and is looking to improve on that, according to coach Doug Bennett.
Event to celebrate all things ‘Gunsmoke’
September 3, 2010 in print edition on B10
Fans of “Gunsmoke” can travel back to the glory days of the classic TV western during a 55th anniversary celebration opening today in Dodge City.
Judge blocks Neb. ban on flag mutilation
September 3, 2010 in print edition on B10
A federal judge has permanently blocked enforcement of Nebraska’s ban on flag mutilation in a case brought by a member of Kansas’ Westboro Baptist Church.
No patients received diluted drugs, Kan. nursing home says
September 3, 2010 in print edition on B10
A Kansas nursing home where a nurse with a history of drug abuse allegedly diluted morphine said Thursday that no patients actually got the tampered medicine.
100 years ago: Breadmakers’ loaves weighed and found wanting
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A9
Lawrence breadmakers have not been weighing their loaves carefully, according to Dr. Crumbine. Six loaves were purchased from the various bakeries to see if they complied with the provision of the weights and measures law. According to pure food law a loaf of bread shall be two pounds in weight.
Road work to delay travel to Baldwin City
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A4
Motorists traveling between Lawrence and Baldwin City might want to tack on a few extra minutes for the trip — regardless of the route.
Litter break
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A9
First I want to thank the Journal-World and Channel 6 for the fine work done on the article and video about my trash-collecting efforts on Princeton Boulevard. I also want to thank all of my neighbors who have waved, given a thumbs up and thanked me. I even received a couple of thank-you notes that were so kind.
Iconic sign
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A9
I remember back, oh, 10 years ago, when I first moved to town. I chose to live in Lawrence when I got a job in Topeka. I didn’t know anyone, so I spent time going around town getting to know the lay of the land, getting to feel the vibes of the town. I signed up for a photography class at the Lawrence Arts Center. One of the first pictures I ever took was a black and white photo of that Lawrence sign at the Amtrak station.
Hostages planned escape
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A8
Police had been negotiating with James Jae Lee for several hours and intended to keep him talking for as long as it took to safely resolve the standoff at the Discovery Channel’s headquarters. Inside the lobby, Lee’s three hostages had no intention of waiting.
More talks for Israel, Palestinians
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A2
In an early sign of promise, Israeli and Palestinian leaders pledged Thursday in a cordial first round of talks to keep meeting at regular intervals, aiming to nail down a framework for overcoming deep disputes and achieving lasting peace within a year.
Survivor: Victims refused narco work
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A2
One of two known survivors of a drug gang’s massacre in northern Mexico of 72 undocumented Central and South American migrants said in an interview broadcast Thursday that they were killed because they refused to work for the traffickers.
Census highlights rights awareness
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A2
Census takers counting China’s more than 1.3 billion people already face a daunting task, and it’s getting harder for the latest once-a-decade update.
Volcano spews new burst of ash
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A2
An Indonesian volcano sent a new, powerful burst of hot ash high into the air early today, violently shaking homes and trees along the slopes and sending panicked villagers scurrying back to safety.
Would your kitchen pass an inspection?
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A1
Could your kitchen at home pass a restaurant inspection?
U.S. sleepwalks over Tunisia, 92-57
September 3, 2010 in print edition on B2
With nothing to play for, the United States looked as if it didn’t want to play.
Lab advance
It’s good news that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation has been able to reduce its DNA testing backlog dramatically.
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A9
Reducing the backlog of DNA samples waiting to be processed by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation is an important step in supporting law enforcement efforts across the state.
25 years ago: Women’s halfway house still looking for location
September 3, 2010
A group planning a halfway house for women recovering from alcohol and drug dependency was still looking for a new location for the program.
40 years ago: 11 high school students suspended following fights with racial overtones
September 3, 2010
Eleven Lawrence High School students were suspended from classes after incidents involving fights with racial overtones. Supt. Carl Knox released a statement saying that the school district intended to take firm action to maintain order.
5 reasons for some optimism about economy
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A1
Is there any reason for hope in this gloomy summer for the economy?
Getting around on game day
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A1
Hey, Jayhawk football fans, it’s time to get your game face on.
Federer beats heat, German at U.S. Open
September 3, 2010 in print edition on B2
Roger Federer is one cool customer. The temperature climbed into the 90s yet again Thursday at Flushing Meadows, and the guy showed up for work wearing a warmup jacket. Then he put in his 1 hour, 41 minutes on court, dismissing 104th-ranked Andreas Beck of Germany, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3, with the help of 15 aces, to ease into the third round of the U.S. Open.
Chiefs get preseason win
After 17-13 victory, Haley 1-7 in K.C. exhibitions
September 3, 2010 in print edition on B7
It took two years and five days, but finally Todd Haley and Kansas City have beaten somebody in the preseason.
Who needs a calendar? It’s the shopping season
September 3, 2010 in print edition on C2
Got calendar confusion? The date says it’s officially summer, but vacations are over and kids are headed back to school. — and, yes, that is Halloween candy at the store. The fashion world can set you straight: It’s the fall shopping season.
Iraq war part of Bush legacy
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A9
It was hardly surprising that President Barack Obama shied away from the previous administration’s premature 2003 characterization of a “mission accomplished” in proclaiming the official end of the U.S. combat role in Iraq.
Texas QB Gilbert had clear path to take over
September 3, 2010 in print edition on B6
Garrett Gilbert has hardly played since high school, and in his only meaningful college game, he threw four interceptions as Texas lost the national championship to Alabama. When Gilbert takes the field Saturday to lead No. 5 Texas against Rice, he will be replacing a quarterback who won an NCAA-record 45 games as a starter. And he’ll do it with the full faith and confidence of Longhorns coaches and fans who believe he’s the guy to keep them chasing national titles.
Free State soccer falls
September 3, 2010 in print edition on B3
Free State High’s boys soccer team dropped its season opener on Thursday, losing 3-1 to Bonner Springs at FSHS.
Extended NFL season could be risky
September 3, 2010 in print edition on B2
We think of the NFL as the league without problems. Compared to other professional leagues, which tend to struggle with falling TV ratings or financial woes, the NFL is where the fans just keep coming and the owners just keep printing money.
FSHS football hopes to continue success
September 3, 2010 in print edition on B1
In the past four years, Free State High’s football team has averaged 8.75 victories per season and made four appearances in the Class 6A state playoffs. The Firebirds in that time have not finished any lower than fifth in the Sunflower League. It’s understandable, then, why 14th-year coach Bob Lisher was somewhat surprised when league coaches picked the Firebirds seventh in the 2010 preseason coaches poll.
Jonas Bros. return to ‘Camp Rock’
September 3, 2010 in print edition on B9
With school begun or about to commence all over the country, Disney wraps up summer with the musical sequel “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” (7 p.m., Disney).
People in the news
September 3, 2010 in print edition on B9
People in the news for September 3, 2010.
Horoscope for September 3, 2010
September 3, 2010 in print edition on B9
This year, you will succeed beyond your expectations. Your circle of friends will expand, adding to the many possibilities. Stay centered and focused on your goals in order to maximize the full power of the planets. If you are single, a friendship could evolve into a lot more. If you are attached, your interaction will always need attention, and you bring your unique nurturing qualities. Cancer is always your friend.
U.S. sends confusing signals to Afghans
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A9
President Obama was fully justified in dismissing Gen. Stanley McChrystal. The firing offense did not rise to the level of insubordination — this was no MacArthur undermining the commander in chief’s war strategy — but it was a serious enough show of disrespect for the president and for the entire civilian leadership to justify relief from his post.
Discounts spur surprising August retail sales gains
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A7
This year’s back-to-school season isn’t as big a bust for retailers as they feared — or as last year’s — but it’s not great either.
More Democrats express wish to extend tax cuts for rich
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A7
Congress seems increasingly reluctant to let taxes go up, even on wealthier Americans.
Woman stabbed 8 times with screwdriver
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A5
A 45-year-old woman who confronted her husband and his pregnant girlfriend was in serious condition Thursday after being stabbed in the head with a screwdriver.
Boy killed after being struck by vehicle
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A5
A 7-year-old boy has died after being struck by an SUV while crossing a street outside a northeast Kansas school.
Bands help to raise money for feral cats
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A4
Several bands from Missouri and Kansas are gathering in Hays this weekend to raise money for a program that spays and neuters feral cats.
Tools reported stolen from vehicle
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A4
More than $1,500 worth of tools were reported stolen from a vehicle at Webster’s Homes, 801 N. Second St., in North Lawrence between midnight Sunday and 5 p.m. Monday.
Business reports theft of tools
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A4
More than $2,000 worth of tools were reported stolen from Laird Noller Hyundai, 2829 Iowa, sometime between Aug. 27 and Monday afternoon.
Lawrence man reports electronics stolen
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 30-year-old Lawrence man reported a Sony camera valued at $761 and an Acer laptop computer valued at $975 were taken Tuesday evening from his home in the Riverview Mobile Home Park, 827 Walnut St. in North Lawrence.
Woman reports credit card fraud
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 46-year-old Lawrence woman reported to police someone used her credit card over the Internet 11 times between July 27 and Aug. 11 to make $1,962 in purchases.
Pump patrol
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.49 at several stations.
Vital stats office back to normal
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says its vital statistics office is back to normal operations following computer problems.
Weather dampens pep rally crowd
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A3
The 1000 block of Massachusetts Street closed to traffic Thursday afternoon for what was supposed to be a large pep rally to celebrate the start of Kansas University’s football season.
Kansas DTs stick together
September 3, 2010 in print edition on B1
Pat Dorsey and Richard Johnson’s big hits in practice also come with some friendly advice to the Kansas running backs.
KU basketball players bulking up during offseason
September 3, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s basketball big men have gotten bigger since the start of last season.
Oil platform catches fire in Gulf; workers OK
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A2
An oil platform that burned off the Louisiana coast Thursday was the second such disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in less than five months. This time, the Coast Guard said there was no leak, and no one was killed.
Earl weakens but still powerful
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A2
The last ferry left for the mainland and coastal residents hunkered down at home as Hurricane Earl closed in with 105 mph winds today on North Carolina’s dangerously exposed Outer Banks, the first and perhaps most destructive stop on the storm’s projected journey up the Eastern Seaboard.
New beginnings: Lawrence High football ready to move past 1-8 season
September 3, 2010 in print edition on B1
Dirk Wedd sees no reason to bring up the difficult 1-8 season Lawrence High’s football team endured last year when talking to his team.
Soldiers kill 25 in gunbattle
September 3, 2010 in print edition on A2
Soldiers killed 25 suspected cartel members Thursday in a raid and gunbattle in a Mexican state near the U.S. border that has seen a surge in drug gang violence, the military said.