Archive for Monday, September 20, 2010

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On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, September 20, 2010 Three moves: triceps
Do you prefer frozen yogurt or ice cream?

Poll results

Response Percent
Ice cream
Frozen yogurt
I don’t know
Total 765
Should student-athletes get a cut of NCAA revenues?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not sure.
Total 1356

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Student injured at fraternity party
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A3
An investigation is under way after a Kansas University fraternity party ended Friday night with one person being flown to Kansas University Hospital with head trauma.
Campaign Notebook: Kansas Democrats trail but gaining ground, according to latest snapshot
September 20, 2010
SurveyUSA interviewed 1,000 Kansans last week and determined that 602 would likely vote in the Nov. 2 election. The poll was done for KWCH-TV in Wichita.
KU School of Music offers deal on tickets
September 20, 2010 in print edition on C1
The KU School of Music now offers a reduced price ticket package for Lied ensemble concerts.
GOP candidate Moran takes 10th annual conservation tour
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A3
Douglas County rancher John Bradley stood on a rock channel creek crossing Monday morning, explaining the natural benefits for the animals and the minnows in the stream versus installing, say, a culvert there.
Lawrence man convicted of repeatedly raping child
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A4
A Douglas County jury has convicted a 43-year-old Lawrence man of raping a girl between 2004 and 2007.
State asks federal judge to toss out Kansas Supreme Court nomination lawsuit
September 20, 2010
Kansas has asked a federal judge to toss out a legal challenge to the way the state fills vacancies on its Supreme Court.
State’s budget director takes job with Kansas Health Institute
September 20, 2010
Kansas’ longtime budget director will be taking a job with a nonprofit health research group after a new governor takes office in January.
KU-Baylor game to start at 11 a.m. on Oct. 2
Contest will be televised on FSN
September 20, 2010
The Kansas-Baylor football game on Oct. 2 will kick off at 11 a.m., the Big 12 conference announced Monday.
Kansas Supreme Court to examine eyewitness testimony instructions for jurors
11:43 a.m., September 20, 2010 Updated 01:19 p.m. in print edition on A1
The Kansas Supreme Court is mulling over whether to change the instructions juries are given in evaluating eyewitness testimony.
Kansas treasurer candidates disagree on solution for state’s pension funding problems
11:36 a.m., September 20, 2010 Updated 03:14 p.m.
The candidates for Kansas state treasurer say the state needs to tackle a funding shortfall for its pension system.
Gas line break causes temporary street closure in east Lawrence
09:44 a.m., September 20, 2010 Updated 01:04 p.m. in print edition on A3
Emergency crews shut down 12th Street between Connecticut and New Jersey streets about 9:40 a.m. Monday due to a gas line break.
Kansas State Fair ends; organizers pleased with large crowds
September 20, 2010 in print edition on B8
As the Kansas State Fair wrapped up Sunday, organizers, vendors and fairgoers seemed pleased with this year’s 10-day event.
Drug developed by KU researchers could help diabetics
08:22 a.m., September 20, 2010 Updated 04:39 p.m. in print edition on A4
A drug developed at Kansas University has the potential to stop a debilitating diabetes condition after successful trials in mice.
National Federation of Independent Business endorses Moran in U.S. Senate race
September 20, 2010
The National Federation of Independent Business is backing Republican Jerry Moran in the U.S. Senate race in Kansas.
What to do when your car hits 100K miles
September 20, 2010
It was once a huge red flag: When a car’s odometer would hit 100,000 miles, “it was almost a magic threshold that meant the car was probably worn out,” says Kay Wynter, who runs an auto service center in Fort Myers, Fla., with her husband, Terry.
Tips for divorced parents: Managing school paperwork
September 20, 2010
Although most children today do not live in a home with both of their biological parents, many schools still act as if all of their students do.
Five months after Gulf oil spill, blown-out BP well officially dead
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A1
The well is dead. Finally.
Police keep lid on internal records
Complaints on officers not available for review
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A1
Since 2005, the Lawrence Police Department has investigated 163 complaints against Lawrence police officers.
Football goalpost, classroom chair and bike among items found as Potter Lake is dredged
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A1
A muddy classroom chair, car floor mat and bike were among the recovered objects sitting along the shores of Potter Lake last week.
Pump patrol
September 20, 2010
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.57 at several stations.
KU gardening project takes root
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A3
A student farm project at Kansas University aims to tap into a growing national trend, and open up the KU community to a space to grow and maintain their own food.
Lawsuits seek to force NCAA to compensate college athletes
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A10
Basketball star Ed O’Bannon and quarterback Sam Keller each earned most valuable player awards during their collegiate careers.
No easy fixes for KU football
September 20, 2010 in print edition on B1
In many ways, Friday night’s one-sided loss to Southern Miss illustrated more completely than did its first setback why Kansas University’s football team falls short of bowl-caliber quality.
‘The future belongs to Iran,’ Ahmadinejad says in U.S. visit
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A2
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that “the future belongs to Iran,” and challenged the United States to accept that his country has a major role in the world.
Believe it: Chiefs 2-0
Kansas City off the best start since 2005
September 20, 2010 in print edition on B1
Brandon Flowers returned an interception for a touchdown, Ryan Succop kicked three field goals, and Kansas City running back Thomas Jones vaulted for a late first down on a fourth-down gamble by coach Todd Haley, giving the Chiefs a 16-14 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
‘Serious concerns’ seen over election fraud in Afghanistan
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A6
The main Afghan election observer group said it had serious concerns about the legitimacy of this weekend’s parliamentary vote because of reported fraud, even as President Hamid Karzai commended the balloting as a solid success.
Hurricane Igor passes near Bermuda as Category 1 storm
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A6
Fierce waves pounded Bermuda’s shores and strained yacht moorings late Sunday as winds tore at trees and signs while a weakened Hurricane Igor passed just west of the wealthy British enclave.
Hiker held in Iran says she’s not a spy
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A6
An American woman who was held in Iran for more than 13 months and accused of espionage said Sunday she and two men detained with her never spied or committed any crime, calling their arrest “a huge misunderstanding.”
Case summaries of recent complaints against Lawrence Police Department
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A5
In response to an open records request, the Lawrence Police Department’s Office of Professional Accountability provided these case summaries for 30 police misconduct investigations in 2009 and 2010. Thirteen were sustained or partially sustained. These are verbatim from police.
Money becomes new focus of Kansas State Board of Ed races
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A4
Campaigns for the State Board of Education that previously were as much about what Kansas students are taught might be more about how those courses are paid for this year.
B3 Blues, Brews & Barbecue volunteers can join in the festivities
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A4
Ballard Community Center is in need of volunteers for its upcoming fundraiser, B3 Blues, Brews & Barbecue, being held from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday at South Park.
NASCAR’s Clint Bowyer snaps 88-race drought
September 20, 2010 in print edition on B2
As the last seed in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, Clint Bowyer didn’t land on many lists of legitimate title contenders.
Baldwin City, Eudora to share energy manager
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A3
Three Douglas County public entities hope to receive conservation tips on everything from light bulbs to school buses after they hire an energy manager.
‘Lone Star’ shines among new shows
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A9
The best series borrow from the best. “Lone Star” (8 p.m., Fox) is shot like “Friday Night Lights” and evokes the sense of personal alienation and loss so central to the movie “Up in the Air” and the drama “Mad Men.”
People in the news
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A9
People in the news for September 20, 2010.
Horoscope for September 20, 2010
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A9
This year, you easily could evolve in a new direction and make dynamic, creative choices. Your ideas are great, but make sure your thinking is anchored in reality. If you are single, you’ll open the door to meet someone quite special. If you are attached, the two of you incorporate the old romance that originally drew you together. Pisces can be challenging.
Just what is going on in U.S. politics?
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A7
A tea party upstart pulls an upset in Delaware so shocking that Republican Party leaders recoil from backing their new political star. Incumbents are toppled from coast to coast. The president with stars in his eyes falls to earth, along with his poll ratings. What’s to make of all this?
Trash talk
City commissioners should be commended for agreeing to examine what could be controversial subjects surrounding the city’s trash service.
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A7
It is often not pleasant, but sometimes it is necessary, to sort through the trash.
Happiness vantage: New study suggests contentment comes with age, perspective
September 20, 2010
The bad news is we’re getting older. Even if we can’t see it yet, the change is happening gradually: Our backs are hunching, our vision is fading, and our hair is either falling out or turning gray.
Ben Affleck’s ‘The Town’ opens at No. 1 with $23.8M
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A9
“The Town” is the talk of the box office, opening with $23.8 million to take the No. 1 spot.
Hugo Chavez foes to face critical vote in Venezuela
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A2
Venezuela’s political opposition is at a critical crossroads, trying to win control of the National Assembly for the first time in Hugo Chavez’s 11-year presidency.
China breaks off talks with Japan over fishing boat collision
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A2
Japan said today it was not officially informed of China’s decision to break off high-level government contacts over the extended detention of a fishing boat captain arrested after a ship collision near disputed islands.
GOP candidate Christine O’Donnell makes light of witchcraft comment
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A2
Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell is making light of comments she made more than a decade ago about having dabbled in witchcraft when she was in high school.
Leader of California religious sect hospitalized after frantic search for members
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A2
The leader of a breakaway religious sect was hospitalized Sunday for a mental evaluation, after she and 12 other members of her group went missing and left behind evidence that they were awaiting the rapture or some catastrophic event.
Car bombs leave dozens dead in Iraq
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A2
Three car bombs tore through Baghdad and the former insurgent stronghold of Fallujah on Sunday, killing at least 36 people. The blasts in the capital were so powerful they sheared the sides off buildings and left streets choked with chunks of rubble.
Clifton lifts Kansas to 2-0 soccer victory
September 20, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kortney Clifton scored both goals as Kansas University’s soccer team concluded its nonconference schedule with a 2-0 victory over Missouri State on Sunday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Michigan State coach has mild heart attack
September 20, 2010 in print edition on B2
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio had a mild heart attack and was hospitalized Sunday morning, shortly after calling an audacious fake field goal to beat Notre Dame in overtime.
Michigan State Spartans enter AP poll at No. 25 after victory over Notre Dame
September 20, 2010 in print edition on B2
Michigan State moved into the Associated Press college football poll after its thrilling victory against Notre Dame, while No. 14 Arizona received its best regular-season ranking in 12 years after the Wildcats knocked off Iowa.
LHS Hall of Honor inducts new members
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A3
Two successful businessmen, a doctor and an athlete. Four men from different backgrounds who have excelled in their careers. The one thing tying them all together: Lawrence High School.
Royals upend Indians
September 20, 2010 in print edition on B3
Luke Hochevar recovered from a shaky start to earn his first win since May 26, and Yuniesky Betancourt stole home, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.
Eudora man killed in construction accident
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A3
Theresa Tyree, Eudora, got a phone call no one ever wants to receive. On Friday afternoon, while at work, she learned her husband of more than 31 years was involved in an accident at a construction site.
25 years ago: 8.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico City
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A7
Much of the front page today was devoted to the magnitude 8.1 earthquake which had struck Mexico City and the surrounding areas on the previous morning.
40 years ago: City starts dumping waste in controversial landfill
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A7
Although federal officials had deemed it illegal, the city of Lawrence was scheduled to begin dumping trash in the controversial new landfill site on the North Lawrence Flood Control Levee.
100 years ago: Man mapping original Oregon Trail passes through Lawrence
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 20, 1910: “Perched high in front of a typical prairie schooner, guiding his patient yoke of oxen only by his voice, Ezra Meeker, a man with a mission, reached Lawrence this morning.
Small change
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A7
In response to the letter regarding the “Scary Kochs” and their funding of think-tanks that promote liberty and smaller government, that is small change compared to the funding of studies which advocate for statism and bigger government.
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A7
To the editor: The recent reports of remarkable success of our rocket attacks on Pakistan make me downright proud of our military industrial complex.
Book review ‘Sweet Treats’ a fun read for friends
September 20, 2010
“Sweet Treats and Secret Crushes” by Lisa Greenwald is a sweet book about three dysfunctional best friends, Kate Bailey, Olivia Feiler and Georgia Chen. Ever heard the phrase “three’s a crowd”? These girls give meaning to that phrase.
Involve kids in school lunch planning
September 20, 2010
Here are some tips to add variety to your child’s school lunch during the school year:
Three moves: Triceps
Personal trainer offers tips to tone triceps
September 20, 2010
Chris Rhoad, personal trainer and owner of Morph Training in Lawrence, says the majority of his clients are females between the ages of 35 and 75. And, they all seem to have the same concerns.
KU lineman Hatch probable
September 20, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas University football coach Turner Gill said Sunday night that offensive lineman Jeremiah Hatch was probable for this week’s game against New Mexico State.
3 children shot dead in Houston apartment
September 20, 2010 in print edition on A2
Three children were found shot dead in their beds Sunday at a suburban Houston apartment building, and their father was charged with their murders after surviving an apparent suicide attempt, authorities said.
Prepare lawn in fall for lush green in spring
September 20, 2010
Early fall is the perfect time to bring a dormant lawn back to life.
Campus couture: College style has evolved over the years
September 20, 2010
When Betsy Joy arrived as a freshman to the University of Oklahoma in 1957, she came wrapped in a sweater, skirt and pearls.
6News Weather Kidcast: Michael Snider
September 20, 2010
The 6Weather Kidcast segment for September 20, 2010.
Find a flattering coat for fall
September 20, 2010
A light sweater or jacket is perfect for the current fall weather in Lawrence, but sooner than you know, chillier nights will be upon us.
Protein-packed adzuki beans are flying off store shelves
September 20, 2010
Get ready to spill the beans on adzuki.
Mini-meltdown precedes happy ending
September 20, 2010
Well, the cake didn’t end up as bad as I thought it would when I was in tears at 3 one morning in the Checkers’ checkout line.
From out of the Blue(tooth)
September 20, 2010
People, we need to discuss Bluetooth etiquette, as there seems to be some confusion on the part of a small but audible sector of the general population about how to appropriately converse on the helix-held (the hard part of the ear, I just Googled it) talking device.
Writer’s bloc: Published or aspiring authors can network in Lawrence when state convention comes to town
September 20, 2010
You don’t have to be a published author to participate in the Kansas Authors Club annual convention, which will be Oct. 1-3 at the Lawrence Holidome.
Quest for quality: Furniture reseller balances work, family
September 20, 2010
When Amy Ballinger went to garage sales and auctions in the early ’90s, she had no idea her fun pursuit would lead to a business. She operated Amy’s Attic from 1998 to 2004 and now co-owns Locust Street Market at 700 Locust.