Archive for Monday, April 18, 2011

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Kansas Football Practice 4-18 Lawrence woman makes own bassoon, contrabassoon reeds Annual burn of the Baker Wetlands Kansas Half Marathon draws hundreds The day in photos, April 18, 2011 KU softball vs. Baylor
Have you ever given yourself a haircut?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes, I do it all the time
No, I trust the experts
Yes, and it looked bad
Total 216
What’s the farthest you have run competitively?

Poll results

Response Percent
I don’t race
half marathon
Total 878

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Final ‘Eggs and Issues’ discussion of legislative session set for Saturday
April 18, 2011
The final “Eggs and Issues” breakfast of the legislative session will be from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Alton Ballroom at Pachamama’s, Eighth and New Hampshire streets.
Lawrence Rotarians quiz KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger on variety of topics
April 18, 2011 in print edition on A3
Kansas University’s new athletic director said Monday he hopes to make the department a place where student-athletes train.
Kansas launches pharmacy tracking system
April 18, 2011 in print edition on A10
Kansas officials launched a new, electronic system Monday designed to better track the sale pharmaceuticals used in making methamphetamine.
RB Brandon Bourbon injures leg at Monday practice, season in question
08:33 p.m., April 18, 2011 Updated 01:44 a.m. in print edition on B1
Kansas University running back Brandon Bourbon suffered a leg injury during Monday’s practice and will be out indefinitely, with surgery scheduled for Tuesday.
Texas rugby player dies from head injury in match near Lawrence
April 18, 2011
A rugby player who attended the University of Texas has died after suffering a head injury in a rugby match near Lawrence.
Kansas House committee rejects proposal to assist those who cannot afford funeral services
April 18, 2011
A Lawrence legislator on Monday tried to restore funding to help bury the destitute.
Marching Jayhawks director David Clemmer leaving KU to pursue doctorate
April 18, 2011
The director of the Kansas University Marching Jayhawks will leave KU after the semester ends to pursue a doctoral degree.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach to seek more changes in Kansas election laws
April 18, 2011 in print edition on A1
Just minutes after Gov. Sam Brownback signed the voter ID bill into law, Secretary of State Kris Kobach said he would push for more changes.
Trial opens for 26-year-old Lawrence man accused of 2010 South Pointe Apartment shooting
April 18, 2011
An attempted second-degree murder trial opened Monday for a 26-year-old Lawrence man accused of shooting another man at a Dec. 5 party at a south Lawrence apartment complex.
Lawrence City Commission to consider changes to parking lot in 1000 block of Vermont
April 18, 2011 in print edition on A4
Lawrence city commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting will consider changing a downtown parking lot to accommodate plans for an architectural firm to move its headquarters downtown.
Week full of events honoring Earth Day
April 18, 2011
Whether you’re looking to get your hands dirty or to expand your mind with a film, lecture or concert, there are a number of opportunities to celebrate Earth Day this year. Officially Earth Day isn’t until Friday, but Lawrence organizations will host events throughout the week. Here’s how to participate:
Kansas Historical Society looking for pre-statehood buildings
April 18, 2011
The Kansas Historical Society is looking for help from the public as the agency seeks to identify Kansas buildings constructed in 1861 and earlier.
Baldwin City man hospitalized after accident on U.S. Highway 56
April 18, 2011
A 70-year-old Baldwin City man is hospitalized in Topeka after a one vehicle rollover accident that occurred Sunday afternoon on U.S. Highway 56 about 10 miles west of Baldwin City.
Kansas sex offender sentenced to life without parole
April 18, 2011
A Kansas career criminal whose long record includes four sex crimes is going to prison for life with no chance for parole.
22-year-old to be sworn in as Winfield mayor
April 18, 2011
A 22-year-old Winfield man who first ran for public office as a high school senior is being sworn in as the city’s youngest-ever mayor.
Wichita fisherman finds grenade along riverbank
April 18, 2011
Police in Wichita say a fisherman picking up lures along the banks of the Arkansas River made an unusual discovery.
Emporia ‘teddy bear clinic’ aims to assuage children’s fears about doctors
April 18, 2011
The stuffed animals got the checkups, but organizers of a teddy bear clinic in Emporia hope children came away with healthy attitudes about going to the doctor.
Topeka protests target Libyan, Syrian governments
April 18, 2011
Opponents of the ruling regimes in Libya and Syria want to make Kansans aware of their grievances against those governments.
Sumner County on the lookout for outdoor underage drinking parties
April 18, 2011
Authorities in a southern Kansas county are working to make it harder for underage drinkers to hide their activities.
Brownback to speak at Benedictine College commencement
April 18, 2011
Students graduating from Benedictine College in northeastern Kansas will hear from Gov. Sam Brownback at their commencement exercises next month.
Nebraska court upholds ruling on planned power line to Kansas
April 18, 2011
Landowners along the planned route of an electric transmission line that will run from Axtell, Neb., to the Kansas border have lost their appeal to the Nebraska Supreme Court.
Gov. Brownback signs bill rewriting workers’ comp laws
April 18, 2011
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill rewriting parts of the state’s workers’ compensation laws, effective May 15.
Two Salina businesses cited for selling alcohol to minor
April 18, 2011
Employees at two Salina businesses have been cited for selling alcohol to an underage female.
Republican budget includes overhaul of food stamp program
April 18, 2011
House Republicans resurrected a 1990s-era fight over food stamps in their budget approved last week, arguing that any serious attempt to cut spending must include an overhaul of government programs that help needy families pay for food.
Statehouse Live: Push on for medical marijuana in Kansas
April 18, 2011
Supporters of legalizing marijuana for medical reasons are making a push this session to get a hearing on their proposed legislation. State Rep. Gail Finney, D-Wichita, urged supporters to contact their legislators this week to work on the proposal.
Lawrence musician’s business making bassoon reeds ‘appeared out of nowhere’
April 18, 2011
Leigh Miller Muñoz hunches over a table filled with supplies. Wood, Duco cement, an X-Acto knife and crochet thread are all laid out. Metal instruments with pointed pricks sit on shelves above her. The room is 70 degrees, at precisely 30 percent humidity. Reruns play on the flatscreen television next to the table. She’s not building a model or completing a sewing project. No, she’s operating her business — Muñoz makes bassoon and contrabassoon reeds.
Support sought for consolidating elementary schools in Lawrence
April 18, 2011 in print edition on A1
As members of the Lawrence school board continue making plans to form a community-minded process for consolidating elementary schools during the next several years, they’re finding support from folks who some may see as unlikely advocates.
Town Talk: Parking by the numbers in downtown; a new boardwalk at the wetlands; center turn lane on Sixth Street on the way
April 18, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County:
What’s my deadline: The latest the Lawrence post offices will accept tax returns
April 18, 2011
If you’ve been waiting until today to mail that income tax return to the feds, here are a few details you might want to know.
Kansas Highway Patrol investigates whether drugs contributed to double-fatality Saturday afternoon on K-10
11:39 a.m., April 18, 2011 Updated 06:18 p.m. in print edition on A1
The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating whether marijuana use was a contributing factor in Saturday’s double-fatality accident on Kansas Highway 10, a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper said Monday.
Kansas launching electronic system for tracking drugs used to make methamphetamine
11:15 a.m., April 18, 2011 Updated 12:59 p.m.
Kansas is launching a new, electronic system designed to provide better tracking of pharmaceuticals used in making methamphetamine.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signs Kris Kobach’s bill requiring photo ID at polls
09:13 a.m., April 18, 2011 Updated 06:33 p.m. in print edition on A1
Voters in Kansas will have to show photo identification to cast ballots under a law signed Monday by Gov. Sam Brownback, who predicted that the new requirement won’t cause obstacles at the polls.
First Bell: Wakarusa Valley invites public, seeks yearbooks, for 50th anniversary event; Eudora boosts fees for all-day kindergarten; four Lawrence elementaries expected to remain without full-day K
April 18, 2011
Time for another edition of First Bell, a rundown of news and other educational items involving schools in the area.
Heard on the Hill: KU Marching Jayhawks director David Clemmer to leave KU; KU students place second in ‘college Pulitzers’; students cast amusing write-in votes
April 18, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Study: Teen suicide more likely in conservative areas
April 18, 2011 in print edition on A7
Suicide attempts by gay teens — and even straight kids — are more common in politically conservative areas where schools don’t have programs supporting gay rights, a study involving nearly 32,000 high school students found.
Kansas pays $500k-plus to defend ex-AG Kline, aides
April 18, 2011 in print edition on A10
Kansas taxpayers have picked up the tab for more than $500,000 in legal fees and expenses for former Attorney General Phill Kline and two of his aides, and with more hearings upcoming this summer, that bill is likely to go even higher.
Japan’s government under fire over disaster plan
April 18, 2011 in print edition on A7
A blueprint for ending radiation leaks and stabilizing reactors at Japan’s crippled nuclear plant drew a lackluster response today, as polls showed diminishing public support for the government’s handling of the country’s recent disasters.
N.C. most devastated of storm-stricken states
April 18, 2011 in print edition on A7
A tornado-spewing storm system that killed at least 45 people across half the country unleashed its worst fury on North Carolina, where homes broke apart, trees snapped and livestock were swept into the air.
Group seeks Kansas site for new war memorial
April 18, 2011 in print edition on A5
A new foundation has set its sights on Kansas as the future home of a memorial to all U.S. service members who have died in the series of conflicts that began with the first Gulf War.
April 18, 2011 in print edition on A4
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas.
April 18, 2011 in print edition on A4
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending April 16, 2011.
2011 Focus Film Festival crowns winners
April 18, 2011 in print edition on A5
Winners of the 2011 Focus Film Festival, sponsored by Lawrence High School, were announced Sunday afternoon at Liberty Hall.
April 18, 2011 in print edition on A4
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending April 16, 2011.
How to Help: March for Babies seeking entertainment help
April 18, 2011 in print edition on A5
The March of Dimes is looking for volunteers to do face painting and/or balloon twisting at its annual event, March for Babies.
Lawrence Police Chief Tarik Khatib seeking uniformity for department’s hiring schedule
April 18, 2011 in print edition on A1
As the Lawrence Police Department seeks to hire new officers, department leaders say the timing of the application process is important.
Lawrence residents enjoy brew from sister city Eutin, Germany
April 18, 2011 in print edition on A3
Lawrence’s bond with its sister city Eutin, Germany, grew a little stronger on Sunday evening.
Farm subsidies may wither under deficit-reduction plan
April 18, 2011 in print edition on A1
Agricultural interests in Kansas could be getting smaller portions of government subsidies under efforts to slash federal spending.
Blind student’s artwork makes his dreams come true
April 18, 2011 in print edition on A3
Aaron Johnson, 20, has not been able to see the world he lives in since he lost his sight to cataract surgery at the age of 13.
Ten to watch: This week’s must-see events at the Kansas Relays
April 18, 2011 in print edition on B1
First, allow me to guarantee sunny skies for this week’s Kansas Relays, which start downtown Wednesday with the shot put, continue Thursday with the downtown long jump and play out at the track inside Memorial Stadium from Wednesday through Saturday.
Rookie helps M’s end skid
April 18, 2011 in print edition on B4
Michael Pineda is giving the Seattle Mariners hope they have found a formidable pitcher to pair with CY Young winner Felix Hernandez atop their rotation.
KU men’s golf sixth in Iowa
April 18, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kansas University’s men’s golf team shot a second-round 295 and placed sixth in the team race at the Hawkeye Invitational on Sunday.
Kansas tennis falls to Oklahoma, 4-3
April 18, 2011 in print edition on B4
Dylan Windom extended her singles winning streak to six with a fifth singles victory Sunday afternoon, but it was not enough in Kansas University’s 4-3 tennis loss to No. 21 Oklahoma at the Gregg Wadley Indoor Tennis Pavilion.
KU softball tumbles
Jayhawks suffer 8-0, run-rule loss
April 18, 2011
A tough bounce here, an error there, and suddenly another game had gotten away from Kansas University’s softball team.
Jayhawks shut out Mizzou
KU claims 6-0 win, clinches series
April 18, 2011 in print edition on B1
Freshman Ka’iana Eldredge went 3-for-3 with a key two-out RBI single, while three Kansas University pitchers held Missouri scoreless as the Jayhawks earned their first series victory over the Tigers in Columbia since 1983 with a 6-0 triumph Sunday afternoon.
Jayhawks in the NBA
April 18, 2011 in print edition on B10
Here is how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action Sunday, April 17, 2011.
Johnson edges Bowyer at Talladega
April 18, 2011 in print edition on B2
Jimmie Johnson won the race. Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the checkered flag.
La Salle center considers Kansas
John Calipari visits Trevor Lacey
April 18, 2011 in print edition on B1
TrevorAaric Murray, a 6-foot-10, 250-pound sophomore center who recently announced plans to leave La Salle University, likely will transfer either to Kansas University or West Virginia, Jon Rothstein of reported Sunday.
Recycling costs
April 18, 2011 in print edition on A8
Mr. Cromwell does not acknowledge that reducing trash service from two days to one day was a cost reduction for the city. Separating your trash in separate groups such as paper, cardboard, glass, metal and garbage will be expensive for each household. So will letting an outside company remove the trash!
Visual impact
April 18, 2011 in print edition on A8
Architecture deeply affects our environment and daily lives. Its errors are immediately glaring.
Law lauded
April 18, 2011 in print edition on A8
I commend the Kansas Legislature and Gov. Brownback for crafting and signing into law a bill tightening restrictions on abortions after 21 weeks based on the assertion that a preborn child can feel pain.
Immigration lie
April 18, 2011 in print edition on A8
Secretary of State Kris Kobach lied to his Lawrence audience on Tuesday, when he said that deporting undocumented immigrants would create jobs for Kansans.
Manipulations create fiscal uncertainty
April 18, 2011 in print edition on A8
The morning Tom Hoenig, president of the Federal Reserve’s regional bank here, announced that he would retire Oct. 1, newspapers nationwide reported that henceforth the Fed’s chairmen will hold quarterly news conferences. This is probably both regrettable and inevitable.
Misplaced effort
Cutting off funds for family planning clinics won’t affect the funding of abortions, but it could have a devastating health impact on many Kansas women.
April 18, 2011 in print edition on A8
Family planning is one of the most effective ways to prevent unplanned pregnancies. Preventing unplanned pregnancies, in turn, is a key component in reducing the number of abortions in Kansas and across the country.
Royal wedding specials pick up the pace
April 18, 2011
“History repeats itself. First as tragedy, second as farce.”
Horoscope for April 18
April 18, 2011
For Monday, April 18: This year, you might act, only to wonder later if there was a more effective path.
Lawrence teen filmmakers have strong showing at Focus Film Festival
April 18, 2011
Eight students from Lawrence High win awards.
Double Take: Enter our student columnist contest
April 18, 2011
This week we begin the sixth annual Double Take essay contest to find the eighth co-author of the column
Video résumés a growing trend for job seekers
April 18, 2011
Video résumés have become a recent trend among today’s job seekers, says Kansas University Career Center Director David Gaston.
Lawrence residents react to furor over Abercrombie Kids push-up bikini
April 18, 2011
Choosing clothes and swimwear for girls can be difficult.
Slice of Life: Theatre Lawrence leader has rich history in arts
April 18, 2011
Childhood thespian activities in Dubuque, Iowa, prepared Mary Doveton’s path for involvement in Lawrence’s community theater.
The Runner, the Baker, the Wedding Cake Maker: Sleuthing Grandma’s roll recipe
April 18, 2011
MY apartment turned into a game of Clue this week. A whodunit involving yeast.
Mass St. Chic: Pull out a trench for storm-season style
April 18, 2011
Although rainy days can often be a drag, fashionable raingear can turn this attitude around.
100 years ago: J-W editorial states need for ‘neighborly assistance’ to storm-wracked families
April 18, 2011
“Are we going to allow these people to suffer? It is no fault of theirs. It is time for Lawrence to wake up and meet this emergency.”
25 years ago: Lawrence Holidome to change hands
April 18, 2011
Financing and investment firm E. F. Hutton & Co. had been cleared to purchase the Lawrence Holidome from its current owner.
River City Jules: Family wins war on dog
April 18, 2011
Growing up, I always wanted a dog.
Fix-It Chick: Install a clothesline for National Hanging Out Day
April 18, 2011
Tuesday is National Hanging Out Day. It is the perfect time to install a clothesline!
40 years ago: Curious squirrel causes downtown power outage
April 18, 2011
Kansas Power and Light linemen were looking at a full day of work at the Sixth Street KPL substation after a curious squirrel sparked a blackout in the downtown area.
Scrapbookers turn to new resources as local venues shut down
April 18, 2011
Jan. 15, less than a year after opening in Lawrence, Scrappers Paradise closed, leaving the store’s memory as one for the books.