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Archive for Sunday, September 12, 2010

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Births
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Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Lawrence water purification The day in photos, September 12, 2010 Free State football vs. Leavenworth
Polls
Are you comfortable with your own retirement savings program?

Poll results

Response Percent
No.
 
61%
Yes.
 
30%
Not sure.
 
8%
Total 615
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Harry Kelley, of Basehor, flips through a scrapbook displaying a photo of him and other World War II prisoners of war in Cairo, Egypt, after they were released at the end of the war. Kelley said one other person in the photo was still alive. Kelley will celebrate his 90th birthday at 3 p.m. today at the Basehor VFW post. Veteran recalls experiences as WWII prisoner
September 11, 2010 in print edition on 4B
Some details have grayed over time, Harry Kelley says. But more than 60 years on, the stories pour forth with scrapbooks opened on the kitchen table of his Basehor home.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas fans surround head coach Turner Gill after the Jayhawks' 28-25 win against Georgia Tech Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 at Kivisto Field. Gill engineers Jayhawks’ reversal
September 12, 2010 in print edition on 1C
The outlook for the Kansas University football team made a gray day in Buffalo seem like a vacation in Cancun.
10:00 a.m.
Baumann runs a series of tests on city water Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Tests including PH level, alkalidity, taste and odor are done every three hours around the clock at the plant. Testing the water: Treatment plant workers take concerns about taste seriously
September 12, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Charlie Ballenger has an Internet chip on his shoulder.
2:00 p.m.
Harlan Miller keeps his garage very tidy and is the envy of some neighbors for his neatness. He even keeps the floor clear of debris from the wind. Celebrate National Clean Out Your Garage Day with tips to keep yours tidy
September 10, 2010
Harlan Miller’s garage is as neat as a pin. Clean as a whistle. Spick and span.
6:00 p.m.
The Rev. Peter Luckey, senior pastor at Plymouth Congregational Church, addresses a crowd gathered at the church, 925 Vt., for a service, “Interfaith Solidarity in the Wake of 9/11,” outside the church Saturday. The service was organized in response to a Florida minister’s threat to burn the Quran and featured speakers representing Christian, Islam and Jewish faiths. Religious leaders gather to demonstrate unity among faiths
September 12, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Nine years after Sept. 11, religious leaders from three faiths came together Saturday morning to celebrate their similarities and show respect for each other’s differences.

All stories

Ottawa shooting victim in stable condition
September 12, 2010
A 26-year-old Ottawa man was in stable condition Sunday morning after suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
Sound of gunshots leads to police investigation
September 12, 2010
The sound of gunshots near 10th and New Hampshire streets about 2 a.m. Sunday spurred an investigation by the Lawrence police.g
Community Improvement Districts: Public safety for private developers
September 12, 2010 in print edition on B7
Recently I attended and spoke at a public hearing for a CID (community improvement district). One should get to know this term as I am sure you’re going to hear lots more about these creatures in the future.
KU volleyball sweeps Arkansas-Little Rock
September 12, 2010 in print edition on C8
Kansas University sophomore Tayler Tolefree collected a career-high 11 kills for the second consecutive match, and the KU volleyball team swept Arkansas-Little Rock in the Kansas Invitational on Saturday at Horejsi Center.
Religious leaders gather to demonstrate unity among faiths
September 12, 2010 in print edition on B1
Nine years after Sept. 11, religious leaders from three faiths came together Saturday morning to celebrate their similarities and show respect for each other’s differences.
Baker football edged, 24-16
September 12, 2010 in print edition on C8
Baker University’s football team dropped its third straight game when it fell to No. 6 MidAmerica Nazarene, 24-16, on Saturday.
Kansas men’s cross country first, women second
September 12, 2010 in print edition on C8
Kansas University’s men’s cross country team placed first, while the women took second at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge on Saturday.
Union Station now reporting $1.1M surplus
September 12, 2010 in print edition on B5
Kansas City’s Union Station, which last year had a $700,000 deficit, has recently reported a $1.1 million surplus.
Just 2% of debris in Haiti cleared
September 12, 2010 in print edition on A7
From the dusty rock mounds lining the streets to a National Palace that looks like it’s vomiting concrete from its core, rubble is one of the most visible reminders of Haiti’s devastating earthquake.
Report: Saudi diplomat seeks asylum
September 12, 2010 in print edition on A2
A Saudi diplomat in Los Angeles reportedly has asked for political asylum in the United States, claiming his life is in danger if he is returned to Saudi Arabia.
‘Jaws’ becomes burrito-eating champ
September 12, 2010 in print edition on A2
Competitive eater Joey Chestnut is now king of the burrito.
Burglary suspect falls through ceiling
September 12, 2010 in print edition on A2
A man fell through the ceiling of a Pico Rivera shop on Saturday, landing in the arms of sheriff’s deputies who were searching for the suspected burglar of three businesses.
Relative: Spat over eggs began deadly rampage
September 12, 2010 in print edition on A2
A man facing eviction over his hostile temper became enraged by how his wife cooked his eggs and killed her, his stepdaughter and three neighbors with a shotgun before shooting himself on Saturday.
Military eyes secrets of fireflies
September 12, 2010 in print edition on A2
Someday, the secrets of fireflies or glowing sea plankton could save an American soldier in battle, a Navy SEAL on a dive or a military pilot landing after a mission.
5 Americans arrested over licensing
September 12, 2010 in print edition on A2
Five Americans who worked with AIDS orphans and patients in Zimbabwe have been arrested in the southern African country and accused of operating without proper medical licenses, their lawyer said Saturday.
Hutchinson college loses $400K grant
September 12, 2010 in print edition on B4
Hutchinson Community College has lost a long-held $426,000 federal grant that funded a program for at-risk students.
Area football roundup: De Soto upends Paola
September 12, 2010 in print edition on C3
Paola — Jeff Bowen rushed for 137 yards on 20 carries.
Around and about in local business
September 12, 2010 in print edition on E1
Around and about in local business for the week of September 12, 2010
25 years ago: Culture Farms president indicted
September 12, 2010 in print edition on B6
The president of Culture Farms of Lawrence and 11 other people were indicted by a federal grand jury.
40 years ago: Mobile home park breaks ground
September 12, 2010 in print edition on B6
Washington State football coach Jim Sweeney and his team had arrived in Kansas City and had immediately headed to Lawrence to work out on the new Tartan Turf surface at Memorial Stadium in preparation for their upcoming game with KU.
100 years ago: Football practice to begin Wednesday
September 12, 2010 in print edition on B6
Although suits may now be obtained from the gymnasium, actual football practice for the season of 1910 will not commence until Wednesday.
Showtime
Efforts to build a new community theater deserve the community’s support
September 12, 2010 in print edition on B6
Here’s your chance to finally land that starring role.
100 years ago: Fishing party rudely interrupted
September 12, 2010
A fishing party with an ample supply of old fashioned bait was rudely interrupted Saturday night by Chief Herd and a bunch of police. The raid netted a gunny sack, plenty of cracked ice and 18 bottles of Lemp beer. The bit of Kansas City environment was discovered near the sand pit at the Santa Fe.
40 years ago: Ground broken for new mobile park home
September 12, 2010
Ground had been broken for the first phase of construction of what was expected to become the second largest mobile homes park in Kansas. Mobile Acres South, located at 3300 Iowa, was to cover 64 acres with 406 units, a clubhouse, two swimming pools, and a large recreation area.
25 years ago: Big Bob’s allowed to keep controversial sign
September 12, 2010
Big Bob’s Used Carpets was allowed to keep its big controversial red-white-and-blue sign, according to a recent Lawrence Municipal Court decision. The ruling stated that a portion of the city’s sign ordinance was unconstitutional in that it was “impermissibly vague and over-broad” and violated the Bill of Rights and the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.
Behind the Lens: In the heat of the moment
September 12, 2010 in print edition on D2
As a photojournalist, I have had many people tell me what a cool job I have. All the things I get to cover, all the interesting places I get to go. And I would agree — most of the time.
Testing the water: Treatment plant workers take concerns about taste seriously
September 12, 2010 in print edition on A1
Charlie Ballenger has an Internet chip on his shoulder.
Georgia Tech calls KU’s play ‘inspired’
September 12, 2010 in print edition on C4
Georgia Tech quarterback Joshua Nesbitt knew from the opening snap that his No. 15-ranked Yellow Jackets were in for a battle Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Matt Tait’s Kansas football notebook
September 12, 2010 in print edition on C5
After playing one of the roughest games in the history of the program during last week’s loss to North Dakota State, Kansas University’s junior tight end Tim Biere bounced back in a big way during Saturday’s 28-25 victory against No. 15 Georgia Tech.
End zone eludes LHS in loss to SM East
September 12, 2010 in print edition on C1
As soon as Lawrence High moved the football near Shawnee Mission East’s 20-yard line Saturday, something nearly always went wrong.
Gill engineers Jayhawks’ reversal
September 12, 2010 in print edition on C1
The outlook for the Kansas University football team made a gray day in Buffalo seem like a vacation in Cancun.
LHS tennis takes fourth
September 12, 2010 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High’s girls tennis team finished in fourth place out of six teams Saturday at the Emporia Invitational.
Free State volleyball swept in tourney
September 12, 2010 in print edition on C3
Free State High’s volleyball team lost all four of its matches at the Mo-Kan Tournament on Saturday at Lee’s Summit West High.
City commission agenda for September 14, 2010
September 12, 2010 in print edition on B5
Kasold construction plan considered
Former drug addict to share story in Kansas
September 12, 2010 in print edition on B5
After seven years on methamphetamine, and beset by paranoia and schizophrenia, David Parnell in 2003 decided it was time to end his nightmare of a life.
Calif. gas pipeline ranked high risk
September 12, 2010 in print edition on A5
The section of gas pipeline that ruptured and exploded in a suburban San Francisco neighborhood, killing at least seven and injuring nearly 60 others, was ranked as high risk because it ran through a highly populated area, state and federal authorities said Saturday.
Fire retardant drops under scrutiny
September 12, 2010 in print edition on A5
Lost in the images of aircraft dropping giant red plumes of retardant on a Colorado wildfire this week is the fact that the practice may not be legal under federal environmental laws.
Thousands in Afghanistan in anti-Quran burning protest
September 12, 2010 in print edition on A7
Afghans set fire to tires in the streets and shouted “Death to America” for a second day Saturday despite a decision by an American pastor to call off plans to burn copies of the Islamic holy book.
Car booster seats make gains in insurance testing
September 12, 2010 in print edition on E1
Car booster seats have made strides in ensuring a proper fit for children in the back seat, according to a review by the insurance industry.
Shopping for baby: Strategies for acquiring increasingly pricey items
September 12, 2010 in print edition on E1
Congratulations on that new bundle of joy arriving in a few months. Now, get out your wallet.
Left for dead by MTV, music videos rebound on the Web
September 12, 2010 in print edition on D5
It wasn’t long ago that the music video was on life support.
Horoscope for September 12, 2010
September 12, 2010 in print edition on D5
This year, you clear out some of the skeletons in your closet. You feel empowered as a result. Communication excels. If you are single, the person you are likely to choose could be very intense and sometimes difficult. If you are attached, the two of you talk more and feel far more connected — finally. Confirm conversations; make sure you are on the same page. A little self-discipline goes a long way. Trust Scorpio with your secrets.
Expectant moms at high risk after Pakistan flooding
September 12, 2010 in print edition on E8
Sughra Ramzan knew something was wrong when strange pains began ripping through her stomach for the second time.
Ideas for autumn reading: From Grisham to Woodward, big titles on the way
September 12, 2010 in print edition on D3
Jonathan Franzen’s big novel isn’t the only item in this fall’s nest of books.
Military recruitment thriving in sour job market
September 12, 2010 in print edition on E8
Young lovers Chris White and Beatrice Mahoney sat down and did the math.
Might as well send in the clowns
September 12, 2010 in print edition on B6
It is important to understand the plot line in the tragedy called Washington politics before one can appreciate the play, or not.
Burn threat shows pitfalls of new media
September 12, 2010 in print edition on B6
By the time you read this, Terry Jones will have burned the Quran. Or not.
Karzai marks 9/11 with appeal over civilian deaths
September 12, 2010 in print edition on A7
President Hamid Karzai marked the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks in the U.S. by insisting the origins of the continued Taliban insurgency are not in Afghanistan.
Nation marks 9/11 with rituals of sorrow
September 12, 2010 in print edition on A4
Rites of remembrance and loss marked the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, familiar in their sorrow but observed for the first time Saturday in a nation torn over the prospect of a mosque near ground zero and the role of Islam in society.
Hurricane Igor forms in Atlantic
September 12, 2010 in print edition on A2
Forecasters say Igor has become the fourth hurricane of the Atlantic season with maximum winds near 75 mph.
Iranian prosecutor ready to release American woman
September 12, 2010 in print edition on A2
A senior Iranian prosecutor said Sunday that authorities will release a jailed American woman on $500,000 bail because of health problems, another sudden about-face by Iran in a case that has added to tension with the United States.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned in area this week
September 12, 2010 in print edition on B4
Road work for the week starting September 12, 2010.
Leavenworth hosts 9/11 remembrance
September 12, 2010 in print edition on A1
Shirley Hemenway lost her son in the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. She says she worries that people have allowed everything to go back to normal in the years since.
Davies pitches Royals past ChiSox
September 12, 2010 in print edition on C2
The White Sox ran into Kyle Davies at the wrong time.
Firebird Sloan second; FSHS boys CC sixth
September 12, 2010 in print edition on C3
Led by Logan Sloan’s second-place finish, Free State High’s boys cross country team placed sixth at the Millard South Meet on Saturday.
LHS boys CC finishes second in Emporia
September 12, 2010 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High’s boys cross country team finished second at the Emporia Invitational on Saturday.
Energy conservation fair offers first look at Westar’s smart meters
September 12, 2010 in print edition on B1
Lawrence residents got a peek at what a smart meter could do for them Saturday as they clustered in front of Westar Energy’s booth at the Lawrence Energy Conservation Fair.
Officials say remains still offer evidence
September 12, 2010 in print edition on B8
It’s logical to assume that whoever killed 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt was trying to hide evidence by burning her body.
Firebirds pull away for 55-7 football victory
September 12, 2010 in print edition on C1
Any worries coach Bob Lisher had were squashed once Free State High’s football team hit the field Saturday, as it picked up right where it left off Friday night, scoring early and often in a 55-7 thrashing of Leavenworth.
With election looming, record gains in poverty expected
September 12, 2010 in print edition on A6
The number of people in the U.S. who are in poverty is on track for a record increase on President Barack Obama’s watch, with the ranks of working-age poor approaching 1960s levels that led to the national war on poverty.
School board to consider wellness project
September 12, 2010 in print edition on B1
Plans for an outdoor “wellness” campus will be up for discussion Monday night by members of the Lawrence school board.
Will the real perennials please stand up?
September 12, 2010 in print edition on D7
Now is a good time of year to think “perennial”: which plants really are, and which ones could be.
Antique sewing gear prized by collectors
September 12, 2010 in print edition on D8
Women’s work in past centuries included cooking, cleaning and sewing. Before the 19th century, women had to shear sheep or cut flax and spin or weave fabric. Then they were expected to know how to make coverlets, curtains and clothing. Everything was hand-sewn. The sewing machine was patented in America in 1846, but machines were not made in quantity until the 1850s.
Bad apples: Local fruit suffers from weather-related pests
September 12, 2010 in print edition on D8
When Dick and Waynie Wingfield called me about their apples, their story was familiar. Many of the fruit had brown spots, some were misshapen, and a lot of the not-yet-ripe apples had already fallen from the tree.
Another moneymaking scheme bites the dust
September 12, 2010
You’d think my new, brilliant, can’t-fail scheme would come as no surprise to my better half. And since we’re in the midst of a costly kitchen remodel, you’d expect him to embrace it with open arms. Not this time.