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31st annual Fall Arts and Crafts Festival The day in photos, September 13, 2010
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Missing Lawrence woman found after silver alert issued
11:44 p.m., September 13, 2010 Updated 11:49 p.m.
The Lawrence Police Department has issued a silver alert for Florence Smith, an 87-year-old Lawrence woman who was last seen about 8 p.m. Monday.
NWS cancels severe thunderstorm watch early
08:15 p.m., September 13, 2010 Updated 10:03 p.m.
The National Weather Service has canceled the severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County early.
Plan would allow universities to keep sales tax to raise scholarship funds
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A5
The Kansas Board of Regents this week will consider a plan that would allow universities to keep state sales taxes collected on their campuses as a way to raise scholarship funds.
United Way group photo rescheduled for Tuesday afternoon at South Park
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A3
A United Way group photo has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at South Park.
Another downtown property owner expresses concerns about late-night food cart operations
03:58 p.m., September 13, 2010 Updated 12:25 p.m. in print edition on A1
The idea of late-night food carts on Massachusetts Street may have an early demise.
Police arrest two suspects after brief chase
01:13 p.m., September 13, 2010 Updated 01:13 p.m. in print edition on A4
Police took two suspects into custody just after 11:30 Monday morning after a brief chase that took place near 27th and Louisiana.
Reports of violent crimes in Lawrence increase in 2009
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A3
Violent crime rose slightly, and the city saw a jump in reported rapes in 2009. But property crime in Lawrence declined for the second straight year, according to the FBI’s annual Uniform Crime Reports, released Monday.
Governor Parkinson lands post-term job at assisted living center organization
12:08 p.m., September 13, 2010 Updated 12:58 p.m. in print edition on A3
Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson will become head of a health care and assisted living center after his term in office ends in January.
Kansas students’ SAT scores beat national average
September 13, 2010
Kansas students have scored well above the national average on the SAT college entrance exam and beat their scores from last year.
New study to examine Kansas court system caseload
11:25 a.m., September 13, 2010 Updated 01:58 p.m. in print edition on B8
A new study is about to start that will determine how much time and effort is being expended by the Kansas court system to hear and process cases.
KU’s Justin Springer named Big 12 defensive player of the week
September 13, 2010
Kansas senior linebacker Justin Springer was selected as the Big 12’s defensive player of the week, the conference announced Monday.
Sheriff warns of scammers posing as deputies
September 13, 2010
A northeast Kansas sheriff’s department says area businesses have lost thousands of dollars to scammers posing as deputies.
A running start: Freshman James Sims sensational in college debut
September 13, 2010 in print edition on B1
James Sims, 6-foot, 206 pounds from Irving, Texas, made history Saturday by rushing for 101 yards and a touchdown in KU’s 28-25 victory against No. 15 Georgia Tech. He became the first freshman to crack the century mark in his debut and, in doing so, breathed life into a rushing attack previously on life support.
Lawrence festival showcases vibrant arts scene
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A3
To the sound of techno music playing on his small stereo, Isaac Stallbaumer, Topeka, quickly spray-painted works of art for the small crowd surrounding him. “It’s kind of an audience art,” he said.
Year passes with few clues to Atchison couple’s disappearance
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A5
Family members and law enforcement are still trying to figure out what happened to an elderly northeast Kansas couple who disappeared from their home a year ago.
News consumers add online, mobile to information gathering habits
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
Consumers are quickly making recent technology part of their news habits and are consequently spending more time following what’s going on in the world, a survey released Sunday said.
China’s vaccination plan sparks outcry
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
China’s plans to vaccinate 100 million children and come a step closer to eradicating measles has set off a popular outcry that highlights widening public distrust of the authoritarian government after repeated health scandals.
Presumed Mexican drug kingpin ‘El Grande’ arrested
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
Mexican marines captured Sergio Villarreal Barragan, a presumed leader of the embattled Beltran Leyva cartel and one of the country’s most-wanted fugitives, in a raid Sunday in the central state of Puebla, the government said.
Residents return to ruined homes after pipeline explosion
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
Residents returned Sunday to the ruined hillsides of their suburban San Francisco neighborhood, three days after a natural gas pipeline exploded into a deadly fireball.
Rain delays U.S. Open final
September 13, 2010 in print edition on B3
Rain for a third consecutive year washed out the U.S. Open men’s final and postponed it to the TV-ratings wasteland of this afternoon.
Lawrence sets timeline for police chief search
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A3
Lawrence’s city manager hopes to hire the new permanent police chief by the end of the year.
LHS volleyball 2nd at O-South tourney
September 13, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kelsey Broadwell had 33 kills, 49 assists, 15 digs and five blocks to lead Lawrence High to a 4-1 record and runner-up finish at the Olathe South volleyball tournament on Saturday.
KU soccer clips Oregon, 1-0
September 13, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s Emily Cressy scored in the 85th minute to give the Jayhawks a 1-0 victory over Oregon on Sunday in UNLV’s Rebel Classic.
Iran again sets release for hiker
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A1
Iranian judicial authorities on Sunday said they would free an American woman on $500,000 bail after earlier scuttling a government-organized release ceremony that had been set for Saturday.
‘Resident Evil’ leads slow weekend
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A9
On a weekend that Hollywood was largely content to cede to football and late-summer barbecues, Sony-Screen Gems’ “Resident Evil: Afterlife” led the box office.
Study: Heart bypass surgery underused
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
Tens or even hundreds of thousands of Americans are having coronary artery angioplasty and stenting every year when they should be having bypass grafts, and the result is an extra 5,000 or more deaths annually, researchers said Sunday.
Scientists find drugs that may fight bat disease
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
Scientists may have found some ways to help the nation’s bats, which are being wiped out by a novel fungal disease.
Sports and money
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A7
Although my comment may appear to be a defense of Lew Perkins, it is not intended as such.
Not religious war
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A7
There is a lot going on in the world concerning the Middle East conflict of Arabs and Israelis.
Silly list
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A7
Having a reputation for “speed traps” might not be all bad.
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A4
Marriages for the week of September 13, 2010.
Aladdin’s magic
September 13, 2010
Katie Egging of Eudora has sampled hummus in restaurants around the world, but it is Aladdin Café’s version she has deemed the tastiest of the tasty.
Lawrence elementary school lunches
September 13, 2010
Evict burrowing cicada killers from your yard
September 13, 2010
S phecius speciosus, otherwise known as cicada killers, are 2 1/2 inch long, black-and-yellow burrowing wasps. Despite their formidable appearance, these wasps are basically harmless.
True peace
September 13, 2010
A friend of mine put on her Facebook status the following quote: “I live with an open mind because I want to be at peace.”
100 years ago: Woman shoots two men attempting to enter her home overnight
September 13, 2010
Two men who persisted in trying to force an entrance to the Frank Bennett home, 913 Rhode Island, this morning at four o’clock were shot at by Mrs. Bennett. She was awakened shortly after midnight by their rattling the screen and rear doors. Going to the window she shot at the spot where she heard the noises.
40 years ago: Child research wing of Haworth Hall dedicated
September 13, 2010
The child research wing of Haworth Hall at Kansas University was dedicated in honor of the late John T. Stewart II of Wellington. The facility was part of the Kansas Center for Research in Mental Retardation, which also included research structures at Parsons and Kansas City. The $648,453 structure housed about 25,000 square feet of classroom and laboratory space and was used primarily by the departments of human development and family life, speech and drama, and the Bureau of Child Research and the School of Education.
25 years ago: Lawrence native earns post at National Geographic Magazine
September 13, 2010
Lawrence native and former Journal-World staffer Rich Clarkson was named director of photography and senior assistant editor of National Geographic Magazine. Clarkson, after having graduated from Lawrence High School and Kansas University, had started his newspaper photography career with the Journal-World in the early 1950s.
Facebook and Twitter can spread your news before its time
September 13, 2010
On one of the happiest days of her life, Kristin Tirabassi wanted to scream from the roof tops, but instead she spent it trying to keep her glee under wraps.
Different continents, same goal: Coaches with diverse backgrounds inspire YSI soccer community
September 13, 2010
If the frenzy that accompanied America’s performance in the World Cup last summer is any indication, it could be that we are in the midst of a revolution in people’s attitudes toward the game of soccer. Scores of children play the game on playgrounds nearly every night of the week, and fans are speaking up.
Feel the cow town nostalgia in Cottonwood Falls
September 13, 2010
Turning onto Broadway Street in Cottonwood Falls is a little like stepping back in time.
Uncommon threads: Lawrence’s own fashion night out benefits Van Go, Health Care Access
September 13, 2010
If you’re looking for a girls’ night out, the Douglas County Medical Alliance is ready to entice you with a night of food, fashion and wine. And, if that’s not incentive enough, you can enjoy an entire weekend of discounted shopping and dining, all for a good cause.
Cutaways dominate the runways
September 13, 2010
I absolutely love the cutaway clothing trend of the spring and fall 2010 runways. Perhaps I’m just nostalgic for the paper-and-scissors snowflakes I diligently crafted in my youth.
True to type: Library coordinator creates innovative programs
September 13, 2010
Kim Fletcher loves literature, wanted to live in a college town and have a career in public service. She’s combined all three. Fletcher is youth services coordinator at Lawrence Public Library.
Transitional trends: Find styles that suit you between summer and fall
September 13, 2010
“No white after Labor Day.” It’s an outdated fashion dictum that’s rarely obeyed anymore, except in the most traditional parts of the country.
From Paris to Provence
September 13, 2010
Join Jayni this week for a culinary trip to Paris as she prepares a bistro menu from the City of Light. See her summer vacation photos and an interview with French sommelier, Fabrice Langlois. Patrick Nichols will join in with French wine recommendations.
Look for new credit card fees
September 13, 2010
The Credit CARD act (the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act) was designed to give a measure of protection to credit card holders by regulating, amongst other things, interest rates, fees and statements. But because credit card companies relied on these now-prohibited practices for a chunk of their profits, it didn’t take long for them to roll out a bunch of new fees meant to recapture some of that lost money. As a credit card holder, your best defense is to educate yourself so you’re not taken by surprise when you get your statement.
What to say to impress Oprah?
September 13, 2010
Today marks the first of many lasts for my BFF, Oprah, as the first show of her final season airs. Like many women around the world, I have long-dreamed of meeting this superlegend, sending in more letters than I can count over the past 24 years. And, although this dream has yet to come to fruition, I have come close …
Petraeus issues guidelines for Afghanistan contracts
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A6
The NATO command has issued new guidelines for awarding billions of dollars worth of international contracts in Afghanistan, saying that without proper oversight the money could end up in the hands of insurgents and criminals, deepen corruption and undermine efforts to win the loyalty of the Afghan people at a critical juncture in the war.
Ex-Tiger Derrick Washington arrested again
September 13, 2010 in print edition on B3
Former Missouri captain Derrick Washington has been arrested again.
Five KU players to watch
September 13, 2010 in print edition on B1
Depth remains an area of concern for the Kansas University football team, which has exciting talent, but looks thin in some spots.
Chiefs inspired for Monday Night Football opener
September 13, 2010 in print edition on B1
Season opener. On a Monday night. Against a division rival. And all of this during the grand unveiling of a stadium that’s been brought into the 21st century by a $375 million facelift.
Textbook rental opens new chapter in student economics
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A1
When Nikki Prenevost stopped by the campus bookstore at Kansas University this semester, she saved about $50 on one costly interpersonal communications textbook.
Haskell thumped, 70-0
September 13, 2010 in print edition on B3
Southern Nazarene held Haskell to 39 yards rushing and 89 yards passing in a 70-0 victory over the Fightin’ Indians on Saturday at Haskell Stadium.
Librarian closing book on storied career
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A3
At 22 years old, William Crowe found himself supervising about 30 typists in the Boston Public Library.
KPERS problems await next Kansas governor
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A1
The next Kansas governor is going to face a problem that to fix will require a lot of what state government doesn’t have: money.
‘The 19th Wife’ delves into mysteries of sect
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A9
Almost every horror movie evokes the same audience response: “Get the heck out of the house!”
Production of stimulus-aided automotive batteries revs up
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A9
The first wave of mass-produced advanced batteries funded by the Obama administration’s economic recovery program are starting to roll off assembly lines, setting the stage for new hybrid and electric vehicles.
Horoscope for September 13, 2010
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A9
This year, you will break precedent and open up to new possibilities. Certain situations need your focus and directness. At the same time, you remain anchored, allowing for an even smoother moment. If you are single, you suddenly have quite the pick of suitors. If you are attached, despite some issues, the two of you are able to flow more in unison. Sagittarius can trigger you.
Fellow Americans’ suspicions frustrate Muslims
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A10
Nine years of denouncing terrorism, of praying side-by-side with Jews and Christians, of insisting “I’m American, too.” None of it could stop a season of hate against Muslims that made for an especially fraught Sept. 11. Now, Muslims are asking why their efforts to be accepted in the United States have been so easily thwarted.
Tea partiers promote their cause from coast to coast
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A6
Originally billed as a chance to reflect on the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a series of raucous tea party rallies around the country on Sunday ended up focusing almost entirely on an event still to come — the Nov. 2 election.
World’s banks endorse new rules
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A6
Banks will have to significantly increase their capital reserves under rules endorsed Sunday by the world’s major central banks, which are trying to prevent another financial collapse without impeding the fragile economic recovery.
Congress to tread carefully before Nov.
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
Congress returns this week with embattled Democrats torn between trying to show they have the economic answers and fearing the further wrath of voters over new government programs.
JFK offered valuable tolerance lesson
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A7
Fifty years ago Sunday John Kennedy gave one of the best political speeches I ever heard, a plea for religious tolerance that has strange pertinence today when a little-known minister has been threatening to burn a Quran to strike a blow against Muslims.
Helping hands needed for GaDuGi fundraiser
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A5
GaDuGi Safe Center is seeking volunteers for its Rev It Up! 1⁄2 Marathon and Car Show fundraiser on Oct. 2 at Broken Arrow Park.
Divorces granted
September 13, 2010 in print edition on A4
Divorces granted for the week of September 13, 2010.
United States hoops golden again
September 13, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kevin Durant beamed as he listened to his national anthem, which hadn’t been played at the end of the world championship in 16 years. And that was no “B-Team” standing beside him on the center of the medals platform. It was the best team in the world.
Low-key White Sox rip Royals, 12-6
September 13, 2010 in print edition on B3
Paul Konerko hit a pair of two-run homers and an RBI single in Chicago’s come-from-behind 12-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.