Archive for Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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The day in photos, September 22, 2010 Lawrence High soccer vs. Free State
Do you think remote control traffic lights will improve traffic in Lawrence?

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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Para educator Stephanie Manley talks to a group of second graders at New York School on August 11, 2010. Elementary school task force looking ahead
September 21, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Tom Waechter and his five volunteer colleagues are busy visiting schools, gathering floorplans, gauging quality of lighting and compiling dozens more measures of the Lawrence school district’s elementary schools — all with two goals in mind.
6:00 a.m.
Pat Hubbell, pharmacist and owner of Sigler Pharmacy, fills out a prescription order Sept. 21, 2010, near a large jar of discarded medicine. The collection amounted to about six months of unused medications dropped off at Sigler Pharmacy, 4951 W. 18th St. Take-Back Day allows residents to safely rid homes of expired, unused and unwanted medication
September 21, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Law enforcement agencies across the nation this weekend want people to open their medicine cabinets to check for expired, unused and unwanted medication.
10:00 a.m.
Valerie Jennings has come up with a crunchy delight called Hippie Chow that was recently picked up by Dean & Deluca and is being sold nationwide. Seventy-five percent of her ingredients are locally purchased. The true story of Hippie Chow
September 21, 2010 in print edition on 1C
Overnight success is the stuff entrepreneurs dream of, but that wasn’t on Valerie Jennings’ mind when she stepped into her kitchen to make a batch of granola for her snack-loving boyfriend, Joe Parrish.
2:00 p.m.
A young boy wearing his Buzz Lightyear backpack races to class at New York School. School finance lawsuit expected to be filed next month
12:17 p.m., September 21, 2010 Updated 9:34 a.m. in print edition on 1A
Legislators on Tuesday started preparing for a lawsuit that will be filed against them by schools that allege the state has failed to fulfill its constitutional obligation to adequately fund education.
6:00 p.m.
Amber Aylor, a Perry-Lecompton high school junior and marching band member, left, rehearses formations with the band on Tuesday. The Marching Jayhawks and the University of Kansas School of Music will host Perry-Lecompton and over 30 other high school marching bands for the 63rd annual Band Day on Saturday, Sept. 25. KU Band Day parade set for Saturday afternoon in Downtown Lawrence
September 21, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Musicians from more than 30 high schools are set to converge on Lawrence this weekend for Kansas University’s 63rd annual Band Day.

All stories

Federal jury finds co-owner of Yellow House guilty of 16 charges in stolen-property case
05:24 p.m., September 22, 2010 Updated 05:58 p.m. in print edition on A3
A federal jury in Kansas City, Kan., on Wednesday convicted a Lawrence woman of taking part in a scheme to purchase stolen goods and later sell them on eBay out of the Yellow House Store, 1904 Mass.
$500,000 project will give Lawrence remote control traffic lights
Fiber optic cable to connect signals
04:57 p.m., September 22, 2010 Updated 05:29 p.m. in print edition on A1
It is a tool that every commuter would drool over. A $500,000 project will begin next month that will allow city engineers to control about a dozen Lawrence traffic signals via remote control.
KU students build traditional hut to celebrate Jewish holiday Sukkot
Symbolic hut will house events including prayers, lunches
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A3
Hundreds of Jews on the Kansas University campus are celebrating a week-long holiday with a special hut they built outside the student union.
Search team discovers body in vehicle recovered from Clinton Lake; no foul play suspected
Missing woman’s family has been contacted, but positive identification has not been made
04:24 p.m., September 22, 2010 Updated 07:45 p.m. in print edition on A1
An underwater search team Tuesday afternoon recovered a woman’s body that was inside a vehicle recovered from Clinton Lake, sheriff’s and coroner’s officials said Wednesday.
Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence Arts Center welcome three artists-in-residence
September 22, 2010
Specializing in drawing, printmaking and sculpture, the artists in residence this fall at the Spencer Museum of Art and the Lawrence Arts Center cover a wide spectrum of skills, while all working toward the same goal: extracting a response that is both emotional and thoughtful from the viewer.
Statehouse Live: Comment period, one more hearing set for coal-burning plant
03:47 p.m., September 22, 2010 Updated 04:55 p.m. in print edition on A5
Public input is being sought on a proposal by Hays-based Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to build the plant near Holcomb.A second public comment period and one more public hearing have been set for the proposed 895-megawatt coal-burning power plant in southwest Kansas.
Report: Mangino hired by Minnesota
September 22, 2010
Out of football for a little more than nine months, former Kansas University head coach Mark Mangino apparently is back in the game.
GaDuGi SafeCenter fundraiser to feature car show, music
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A4
A Douglas County organization that provides support for victims of sexual abuse will have a car show and music fest fundraiser Oct. 2 at Broken Arrow Park.
KU business dean steps down in wake of allegations over mishandling of differential tuition
02:12 p.m., September 22, 2010 Updated 05:01 p.m. in print edition on A1
Kansas University announced Wednesday afternoon that Business School Dean William Fuerst will step down at the end of the current academic year.
Sentencing scheduled for man convicted of child rape
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A3
A Douglas County judge has scheduled a November sentencing for a man convicted of raping a girl between 2004 and 2007. But before then, District Judge Sally Pokorny will need to rule on an expected defense motion asking for a new trial in the case.
Campaign Notebook: Democrats say Brownback’s school finance plan will lead to property tax increases
10:43 a.m., September 22, 2010 Updated 04:21 p.m. in print edition on A1
Brownback, who faces Democrat Tom Holland, a state senator from Baldwin City, has said he wants an overhaul of the current school finance system.
Parkinson says a strong Kansas economy is tied to moderation
10:07 a.m., September 22, 2010 Updated 11:09 a.m. in print edition on B8
Gov. Mark Parkinson says the prosperity of the Kansas economy is tied to the success of core businesses and the leadership of moderate elected public officials.
Lawrence man taken to Overland Park hospital after accident on K-10 east of town
09:56 a.m., September 22, 2010 Updated 09:52 p.m. in print edition on A3
A Lawrence man was taken to an Overland Park hospital Wednesday morning after a two-vehicle accident on Kansas Highway 10 just east of Lawrence.
Mitt Romney, NFIB endorse candidates in Kansas races
September 22, 2010
Kansas political candidates are touting endorsements from former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and the National Federation of Independent Business.
Kansas attorney general candidates to face off in first debate
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A4
The two contenders for Kansas attorney general will face off in their first debate of the campaign in Wichita.
Lawsuit claims Atlanta pastor coerced teens into sexual relationships
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A2
Two men have filed a lawsuit accusing Bishop Eddie Long of exploiting his role as pastor of an Atlanta-area megachurch to coerce them into sexual relationships when they were young members of his congregation.
Lawrence bicycle committee reviews old sidewalk law
12:00 a.m., September 22, 2010 Updated 04:37 p.m. in print edition on A5
Lawrence’s Bicycle Advisory Committee met Tuesday night to discuss, among other items, an old law that makes it illegal to ride a bike on some sidewalks.
Former classmates’ reunion on the menu at Freddy’s
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A5
What do you say to someone you haven’t seen or spoken to in almost 70 years? If you’re Betty Taylor and Freddy Simon, you don’t say anything. A simple hug will do.
Lawrence city commission, KU officials happy with cooperative efforts
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A4
A Fortune 500 company is close to signing a deal to locate 15 employees in a new incubator facility jointly developed by Kansas University and local governments, city and KU leaders were told Tuesday.
Helicopter crash kills 9 NATO troops in Afghanistan
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A8
A helicopter carrying international troops crashed in a rugged section of southern Afghanistan, killing nine service members in the deadliest such incident in four years for coalition forces.
Federal Reserve closer to new action to help economy
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A8
The Federal Reserve, meeting for the last time before an election that hinges on the weak economy, edged closer Tuesday to jumping in to help and suggested it’s more worried about prices falling than rising.
Economic adviser Lawrence Summers to leave White House
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama’s top economic adviser, Lawrence Summers, plans to leave the White House at the end of the year, a move that comes as the administration struggles to show an anxious public it’s making progress on the economy.
Ex-California city manager among 8 arrested in Los Angeles
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A2
The mayor and former city manager of Bell were led away in handcuffs Tuesday, charged with six other officials with taking more than $5.5 million from the working-class suburb in a scandal that triggered nationwide outrage and calls for more transparency in government.
Security loophole allowed “onMouseOver” Twitter hack to open popups
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A2
A new way to cause mischief quickly spread through short-messaging service Twitter on Tuesday morning before the site could fix the problem, as mysterious “tweets” of blocked-out text propagated themselves and caused popup windows to open.
David Hasselhoff first contestant voted off ‘Dancing With the Stars’
September 22, 2010 in print edition on B9
He was king of the beach on “Baywatch,” but David Hasselhoff didn’t fare so well on “Dancing With the Stars.”
Cocaine case delays Paris Hilton from entering Japan
September 22, 2010 in print edition on B9
Japanese officials kept Paris Hilton at Narita International Airport for a second day today while they decide whether she will be admitted to the country after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge in Las Vegas.
Stephene Moore outlines plan to ‘clean up Washington’
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A4
A Democrat seeking to replace her husband, who is retiring from the state’s 3rd Congressional District, proposed a 10 percent pay cut for members of Congress and criticized her main rival’s time in the Kansas House.
Pierce looking forward to Shaq pairing
September 22, 2010 in print edition on B2
Paul Pierce is eager to help Shaquille O’Neal catch up to Kobe Bryant. Pierce enthusiastically endorsed the Boston Celtics’ decision to sign O’Neal after Pierce’s No. 34 jersey was retired at Inglewood High School on Tuesday.
Kansas men’s golf sixth at home invite
September 22, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s men’s golf team ended the final round of the Kansas Invitational in a tie for sixth place with Kansas State on Tuesday at Alvamar.
Missed practices costs Sooners LB Lewis
September 22, 2010 in print edition on B7
Linebacker Ronnell Lewis didn’t play a single snap on defense in Oklahoma’s game, and coach Bob Stoops says it has to do with time he missed in practice.
Send your photos to Friends & Neighbors
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World wants to publish your photos. We’re interested in pictures from sporting events, school activities or even a relaxing day at the lake or park — anyplace where you and your friends and family gather.
Horoscope for September 22, 2010
September 22, 2010 in print edition on B9
This year, you will make a difference if you can flow with new technology and many different opportunities. You seem to be healthier, more optimistic and more driven than in past years. If you are single, you could meet someone in 2011 who is quite significant to your life’s history. If you are attached, the two of you move in a new direction. You find your sweetie changing right in front of you. Don’t hold back; dive in and enjoy the process. Pisces can be most nurturing.
Residents activate tornado sirens by phone
September 22, 2010 in print edition on B10
Kansas authorities say a phone glitch is to blame for the mistaken sounding of tornado sirens in recent weeks, causing confusion and even panic among some residents in and around Hutchinson.
Book: Aides doubt Obama’s strategy
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama’s top advisers are depicted in a new book as arguing over much of the past 20 months about policy and turf, with some top members of his national security team doubting the president’s strategy in Afghanistan will work.
Poll: Health care law making us muddle-minded
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A2
Six months after President Barack Obama signed the landmark health care law, the nation still doesn’t really know what’s in it.
FDA label sought for modified salmon
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A7
Consumer advocates, environmentalists and other opponents of genetically engineered salmon told the Food and Drug Administration Tuesday that it would be irresponsible not to label the fish in the grocery store if it is approved for human consumption.
Lawrence man arrested after allegedly stealing items, including TV, from girls’ house
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A4
An 18-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Monday evening on charges of aggravated burglary and three charges of theft.
Lawrence High volleyball goes 1-2 at SMNW quad
September 22, 2010 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High’s volleyball team went 1-2 at a quad Tuesday at Shawnee Mission Northwest. The Lions fell to St. James, 25-14, 25-8, and Shawnee Mission Northwest, 25-23, 25-23.
KU-NU volleyball on tape delay
September 22, 2010 in print edition on B3
The Kansas University at Nebraska volleyball match at 7 p.m. on Wednesday will be televised on tape delay on Metro Sports (Sunflower Broadband channel 37) at 11 p.m. Wednesday.
KU coaches keeping it simple for QB Jordan Webb
September 22, 2010 in print edition on B1
The first three weeks of the Kansas University football season have been anything but a smooth ride, particularly for the offense. Young players have been put into prime-time roles, play-calls have been slow to get to the huddle and the offensive line has struggled to move together as one unit.
Cessna to lay off 700
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A4
Cessna Aircraft announced Tuesday it will cut another 700 jobs, saying it has not seen the growth and recovery that it expected this year.
Archaeologists find theater box at Herod’s palace
September 22, 2010 in print edition on C10
Israeli archaeologists have excavated a lavish, private theater box in a 400-seat facility at King Herod’s winter palace in the Judean desert, the team’s head said Tuesday.
3rd woman says Wisconsin D.A. harassed her via texts
September 22, 2010 in print edition on C10
A law student said Tuesday that a Wisconsin prosecutor accused of abusing his power to seek relationships with two other women also sent her sexually harassing text messages in 2008 while helping her seek a pardon for a drug conviction.
25 years ago: Kansas Chamber of Commerce endorses state lottery
September 22, 2010
The Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the state’s largest business organization, gave its endorsement to the controversial issue of a statewide lottery. KU political science professor Allan Cigler said that the endorsement might give the final push for the issue to appear on the Kansas Legislature’s agenda the following year.
40 years ago: ‘Moonlight Madness’ overtakes downtown Lawrence
September 22, 2010
About twenty-five downtown Lawrence merchants were participating in the “Moonlight Madness” sale from 7 to 11 p.m. The Bell Music Co., Inc., located at 825 Massachusetts, ran an ad for two of its specials, an RCA-6 transistor radio (regularly $5.95) for $3.98, and a reel-to-reel tape recorder, usually $109.95, selling for $49.95. Other stores running ads for the sale included the Town Shop at 839 Mass, McCoy’s Shoes at 813 Mass, Ober’s at 821 Mass, Allison-Thomas Flowershop at 941 Mass, Carey’s Appliance at 728 Mass, and the Ben Franklin at 805 Mass, where you could buy six candy bars for 19 cents or some 36-inch cotton print material for 1 cent per inch.
100 years ago: Prize for woman with carpentry skill among awards at annual picnic
September 22, 2010
The tenth annual Harvest Home picnic at Lecompton will be held tomorrow. It will be an all day affair and the usual large attendance is expected from Lawrence and Topeka. Many new ideas are revealed in the way of awards. Among them are: Girl between 18 and 25 with largest crop of natural hair, $1; best plate of fried chicken, $1; boy 21 years old with whiskers, 1 box of cigars; best Devils Food cake, the Lecompton Sun for 1 year; lady who can drive 10 8d nails in a hard pine 2x4 the quickest, $1.
Back on track
It’s good to see plans moving forward for a local warehouse project.
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A9
The recently announced plan to build a new Berry Plastics warehouse west of Lawrence is good news for the community. It would have been a shame to see this project by one of Lawrence’s longtime corporate stalwarts lured to a nearby community.
Authentic faith
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A9
Nothing but success is offered to the newly formed Velocity Church and its leader, Mr. Justin Jenkins. May this new ministry indeed make a difference in the greater community.
Business benefit
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A9
Critics claim that the Obama tax proposal would harm large “small business” and stifle economic growth. Is this true?
Nostalgia fuels tea party effort
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A9
The results of the electoral activity of the past few weeks have both shocked some mainstream politicians and made it clear that the nascent “tea party” movement cannot be dismissed simply as a fringe group. In a number of primary elections, including the Republican senatorial primary in Delaware, mainstream Republican candidates were defeated and newcomers, often with the backing of tea party members and former governor Sarah Palin were victorious.
Vatican bank officials investigated in money laundering case
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A8
In another blow to the Holy See, Italian authorities have begun investigating the top two officials at the Vatican bank on suspicion of violating money laundering rules and have frozen $30 million in the bank’s assets, news reports said Tuesday.
Crosstown push: LHS, Free State soccer play to scoreless draw
September 22, 2010 in print edition on B1
There were great saves, six yellow cards and two relatively rowdy fanbases at the Lawrence High-Free State soccer game Tuesday night.
Matt Tait’s KU football notebook
September 22, 2010 in print edition on B6
During the first three weeks of the season, the Kansas University football team already has had two punts blocked, one which was returned for a touchdown in last week’s loss to Southern Miss.
KU’s Gill praises his staff…a lot
September 22, 2010 in print edition on B1
It never hurts to see how closely you’ve been studying your favorite football team’s new coach during Tuesday news conferences he uses to communicate to the public.
Leaving Big 12 costs Nebraska, Colorado millions
September 22, 2010 in print edition on B1
The Big 12 will become a 10-team league next year after all in the wake of agreements Tuesday that require Nebraska and Colorado to forfeit a combined $16 million in conference payouts.
Consumer Reports shares these simple steps to help save energy
September 22, 2010 in print edition on C10
Americans are committed to boosting their home’s energy efficiencies. Forty-four percent have purchased an Energy Star appliance, while 23 percent have upgraded to a more energy-efficient heating or cooling system.
Ex-girlfriend says teen who strangled brother idolized TV killer “Dexter”
September 22, 2010 in print edition on C10
An Indiana teenager who pleaded guilty to murder confided that he wanted to be just like the TV serial killer Dexter a few weeks before he strangled his 10-year-old brother, his ex-girlfriend testified Tuesday.
Dementia costs will keep growing, report warns
September 22, 2010 in print edition on C10
Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost 1 percent of the gross domestic product globally this year and that treatment tab will grow, making urgent the need for more research toward a cure, an advocacy group said.
Make dinner center of your Family Day
September 22, 2010 in print edition on C3
I’ve never done this before, but for a change, it’s my turn to ask you, the readers, the question: “What is your family doing for dinner on Sept. 27?”
Hubris could stymie progress in Brazil
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A9
There is a consensus among foreign policy pundits that Brazil is the upcoming world emerging power. Maybe so, but only if it can overcome a potentially fatal domestic obstacle — hubris.
Don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal blocked by Republicans
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A2
Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked an effort by Democrats and the White House to lift the ban on gays from serving openly in the military, voting unanimously against advancing a major defense policy bill that included the provision.
Detectives: Broncos’ McKinley spoke of suicide
September 22, 2010 in print edition on B2
Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley, who is thought to have killed himself with a gunshot to the head, had made previous statements about committing suicide, according to a sheriff’s investigative report released Tuesday.
College football briefs
September 22, 2010 in print edition on B7
Linebacker Ronnell Lewis didn’t play a single snap on defense in Oklahoma’s game, and coach Bob Stoops says it has to do with time he missed in practice.
Sooners face first road test
September 22, 2010 in print edition on B7
With their own fans surrounding them in the friendly confines of Owen Field, the Oklahoma Sooners have been practically invincible.
No. 1 hoops prep in Class of 2011 will visit KU
September 22, 2010 in print edition on B3
Austin Rivers, the No. 1-rated high school basketball player in the Class of 2011, has set a date for an official recruiting visit to Kansas University.
Dining, drinking — and now shopping — add to downtown Lawrence sidewalk issue
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A3
First there was sidewalk dining in downtown Lawrence.
New series offer eye candy, mental floss
September 22, 2010 in print edition on B9
A thrill ride of a show, “Undercovers” (7 p.m., NBC) demands that we accept several outlandish givens.
Tea party: energy, money and détente with GOP
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A7
Tea party activists and the Republican establishment are quickly joining forces for the fall elections as fresh cash and energy flow to the upstarts.
Study: Teacher bonuses fail to boost test scores
September 22, 2010 in print edition on A6
Offering big bonuses to teachers failed to raise students’ test scores in a three-year study released Tuesday that calls into question the Obama administration’s push for merit pay to improve education.
Royals capitalize on errors
Kansas City, Butler turn back Tigers, 9-6
September 22, 2010 in print edition on B5
As Jim Leyland watched his Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night, he couldn’t help thinking about his team’s appearance in the 2006 World Series.
Kenny McKinley’s suicide difficult to comprehend
September 22, 2010 in print edition on B2
We will never know what led Kenny McKinley to take his 23-year-old life Monday evening in Denver. What we do know is that McKinley led a life that left a lasting impression, a life that should not soon be forgotten.