Archive for Saturday, August 6, 2011

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Faith leaders show SRS support at vigil
August 6, 2011 in print edition on A3
Faith leaders from across the Lawrence community spoke at a prayer vigil Saturday morning at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt., to support keeping the Lawrence Social and Rehabilitation Services office open.
School board member questions report
August 6, 2011 in print edition on A5
As a new member of the Lawrence school board, Rick Ingram wants to be sure a set of volunteer advisers is working with proper information when it comes to grappling with the future of elementary schools in the district.
Forum offers information on new library design plans
August 6, 2011 in print edition on A4
There was no lack of questions Saturday at a Lawrence Public Library forum on the recently released architectural designs for the library expansion.
Group hacks U.S. law enforcement sites, steals data
Kansas agencies among victims
August 6, 2011 in print edition on C8
The group known as Anonymous said Saturday it hacked into some 70 mostly rural law enforcement websites in the United States, a data breach that at least one local police chief said leaked sensitive information about an ongoing investigation.
August 6, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 86 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday.
Wheel Genius: Roadwork planned this week
August 6, 2011
Roadwork planned for the week of August 8, 2011.
Around and about in local business
August 6, 2011
Local business news for the week ending August 6, 2011.
Statehouse Live: People rally at Capitol to protest Brownback policies
02:32 p.m., August 6, 2011 Updated 03:01 p.m. in print edition on A7
Meanwhile, Brownback was in Houston, attending a high-profile prayer event put on by groups opposed to gay and abortion rights.
Ottawa Extreme Makeover house to be unveiled at 7 p.m. tonight
August 6, 2011
The Ottawa Extreme Makeover: Home Edition house will be unveiled tonight at 7 p.m. The public is welcome, and is invited to the build site beginning at 8 a.m. this morning.
At least one killed in head-on crash on K-10 in Lenexa on Saturday morning
07:38 a.m., August 6, 2011 Updated 12:27 a.m. in print edition on A6
A head-on collision on K-10 in Lenexa killed at least one person early Saturday morning, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Heat advisory issued for Douglas County and surrounding counties
August 6, 2011
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Douglas and surrounding counties in effect from 11 a.m. today until 8 p.m. Sunday.
Holton soldier killed in Afghanistan
August 6, 2011 in print edition on A2
The Pentagon has announced the death of a Holton soldier who was killed Wednesday along with another soldier during an attack in Afghanistan.
Church reports theft of lawn equipment
August 6, 2011 in print edition on A5
Corpus Christi Catholic Church reported to Lawrence police Wednesday the theft of a John Deere Gator.
DJ equipment stolen
August 6, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 28-year-old Lawrence resident reported the theft of DJ equipment from the 2500 block of Ponderosa Drive.
Pump Patrol
August 6, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.59 at several stations.
City Commission agenda for August 9, 2011
August 6, 2011 in print edition on A6
City commissioners will review a plan that spells out future land uses for the area northeast of Lawrence near the city’s airport.
Drivers, spectators get dirty at demolition derby
August 6, 2011 in print edition on A1
For the majority of people attending the demolition derby Friday night at the Douglas County Fair, the evening was spent dodging dirt clods and cheering.
Jobs report good enough to calm Wall Street
August 6, 2011 in print edition on A6
Better. The job market beat expectations, and the stock market managed a modest gain — not great, but good enough after a turbulent week.
Syria says revolt is quelled
August 6, 2011 in print edition on A6
Syria’s government showed off TV and still images of burned buildings and rubble-strewn streets empty of people in Hama, the epicenter of anti-regime protests, and claimed Friday it was putting an end to the rebellion in the besieged city.
Fight for food leaves 7 dead
August 6, 2011 in print edition on A6
A World Food Program handout of corn rations to Somalis trying to survive a famine turned deadly Friday after government troops opened fire, killing at least seven, witnesses said.
Vonnegut library supplies copies of banned book
August 6, 2011 in print edition on A8
The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library stepped into the fray after a Missouri high school banned one of the Indiana-born author’s best-known books.
Military news August 6, 2011
August 6, 2011
A 2010 Basehor-Linwood High School graduate has completed U.S. Air Force basic training and technical school.
Around and about news August 6, 2011
August 6, 2011
Emporia State University’s faculty nominated 21 seniors for the school’s highest undergraduate honor: the 2011 Dwight and Ida Curry Newberg Outstanding Senior Award. Nominees were recognized at the senior recognition banquet April 25.
4-H news August 6, 2011
August 6, 2011
The August meeting of the Kanwaka 4-H Club was July 24 at the home of Cairy Rainey.
National briefs: Four share Firestone lead; Tiger falters
August 6, 2011 in print edition on B2
Rickie Fowler had eight birdies and an eagle to give himself another shot at winning. Adam Scott did well enough to stay in the lead. PGA Tour rookie Keegan Bradley got in on the action late.
Commentary: NFL’s most polarizing figure? QB Tebow
August 6, 2011 in print edition on B2
Nobody should get this passionate over whether a quarterback succeeds in the NFL, but Tim Tebow has become football’s embodiment of the Red State-Blue State political divide.
A-Rod increases workout intensity
August 6, 2011 in print edition on B2
Alex Rodriguez has increased the intensity of his infield drills.
Is K-State football on brink?
’Cats ready to reap benefits of rebuilding
August 6, 2011 in print edition on B5
This wasn’t the rebuilding job Bill Snyder inherited the first time he arrived at Kansas State. Not by a long shot. The program back then was on the verge of extinction, its facilities on the level as some high school programs — and its performance on the field not much better.
Royals upended in 10
Boesch’s RBI single lifts Tigers over Kansas City, 4-3
August 6, 2011 in print edition on B3
Brennan Boesch came through too late for Rick Porcello. His hit came just in time for the Detroit Tigers, though.
Chiefs have options in return game for a change
August 6, 2011 in print edition on B3
The Chiefs’ return game got off to a promising start last year when rookie Dexter McCluster took a punt 94 yards for a momentum-swinging touchdown in the opener.
Touted point guard J-Mychal Reese picks A&M over Jayhawks
August 6, 2011 in print edition on B1
One of the top point guards in the college basketball recruiting Class of 2012 on Friday orally committed to Texas A&M.
Jury still out on new Kansas QBs
Freshmen Brock Berglund, Michael Cummings make early impression
August 6, 2011 in print edition on B1
Thursday’s first practice of the season marked the first time Kansas University offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Chuck Long had the opportunity to work with freshmen QBs Brock Berglund and Michael Cummings.
Asia’s adversity: Freshman Boyd had ‘rough’ run of luck
August 6, 2011 in print edition on B1
Two hours after she graduated on June 6, Asia Boyd’s journey from Detroit to Lawrence began on a Greyhound bus.
Judge denies motion for new trial in child sex abuse case
August 6, 2011 in print edition on A3
A Douglas County judge Friday declined the request for a new trial from a rural Lawrence man who is serving a life sentence for molesting a 4-year-old girl at a day care center in 2009.
Plans may not meet goal of ‘signature’ library structure
August 6, 2011 in print edition on A3
Not long ago, a Lawrence city commissioner said he wanted a new or redesigned city library that would be looked upon as a “signature” building.
Energy program is smart investment
August 6, 2011 in print edition on A7
The Efficiency Kansas home energy audit program is exactly the sort of public-private partnership that we should be pursuing as we look for ways to improve the economy in our state. It is not a handout. It is not an expansion of big government. Efficiency Kansas is a smart way to create jobs and promote small business while improving the lives, homes and limited budgets of Kansans across the state.
Compromise possible for super-committee
August 6, 2011 in print edition on A7
Conventional wisdom holds that the congressional super-committee established by the debt-ceiling deal to propose further deficit reduction will go nowhere. I’m not so sure.
Hallmark celebrates Lucille Ball’s centennial
August 6, 2011
What will people be watching in the year 2070? Will any programming being produced today hold up after six decades? The question arises because the Hallmark Channel will devote its entire weekend to celebrating Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday by airing 96 consecutive episodes of “I Love Lucy” (5 a.m., Saturday, through 5 a.m., Monday).
Faith Forum: What should faithful people make of this summer’s natural disasters — floods, tornadoes, heat deaths, etc.?
August 6, 2011
The Rev. Matt Cox and the Rev. Gary O’Flannagan answer.
100 years ago: Lecompton considers electric light system
August 6, 2011
“The capacity of the plant would be about 7.5 Kilowatts and could easily light 30 60-watt Tungsten street lamps, leaving more than enough electricity to supply the customers.”
25 years ago: KU law student Phill Kline wins primary election
August 6, 2011
Kline had beat Stan Eckert by only 525 votes in the contest.
40 years ago: Deluge of applications floods law schools
August 6, 2011
Kansas University Law School was no exception to the rule, having received about seven applications for each place.
Horoscope for August 6
August 6, 2011
This year, you might believe you are being clear, but you will be giving mixed signals. Ask several respected and trusted friends or family members if perhaps your body language doesn’t match your message. Some of you might opt to take a class in communication. If you are single, you could meet someone through family or close to your home. If you are attached, the two of you probably will see the communication issue just mentioned rear its ugly head.
Club news August 6, 2011
August 6, 2011
University Bridge Club announces results of its July 30 meeting with hosts Roz and Karen Zimmerer and Sadie Deaton.