Archive for Monday, August 8, 2011

Also from August 8

On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, August 8, 2011 Juniper Gardens remains only project asking for Farm Aid support
Who is most responsible for ensuring public school children eat a healthy lunch?

Poll results

Response Percent
The parents/guardians
The local public school district
The state/federal government
The student
Other (please state in comments)
Total 813
Which KU offensive unit do you feel best about heading into the 2011 season?

Poll results

Response Percent
Running backs/fullbacks
Offensive line
Tight ends
Total 609

All stories

Deadline near for Leadership Lawrence class
August 8, 2011 in print edition on A4
The deadline to apply for the 2012 Leadership Lawrence class is 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Eudora police officer arrested after incident near Outhouse
August 8, 2011 in print edition on A4
A Eudora police officer was arrested last weekend after an altercation in the 1800 block of North 1500 Road east of Lawrence.
State attorney general discusses KBI concerns with Rotarians
August 8, 2011 in print edition on A3
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt voiced concern Monday during a visit to Lawrence about some of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation’s resources and staffing levels.
State plans audit of K-State athletic department’s online sales tax practices
August 8, 2011 in print edition on A1
That new K-State jersey you purchased may draw more than just scorn from Jayhawk fans. It soon may be the subject of a state investigation. The Kansas Department of Revenue confirmed it has asked its audit division to look into the online sales practices of Kansas State University’s Athletic Department to determine whether the school is failing to collect sales taxes on merchandise sold through its online store.
KU football coach Turner Gill announces that DE D.J. Marshall has left the team
06:18 p.m., August 8, 2011 Updated 12:57 a.m. in print edition on B1
Kansas University sophomore D.J. Marshall, a defensive end who, in 2009, was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, has left the team.
City, County would pay to keep open state SRS office under proposal announced Monday
05:05 p.m., August 8, 2011 Updated 08:49 p.m. in print edition on A1
The deal is contingent on approval after public hearings of the Lawrence City Commission, which will take it up Tuesday, and the Douglas County Commission, which will consider the proposal Wednesday.
Kansas University business professor offers thoughts on US credit rating downgrade
August 8, 2011
Christopher Anderson, a Kansas University business professor, offered a few thoughts on Monday on the credit downgrade and market situation.
Joplin schools get new desks and chairs from Leavenworth
August 8, 2011
Leavenworth voters who approved a bond issue that helped replace desks and chairs at the city’s high school also helped the Joplin school district.
Tougher state laws haven’t reduced number of police chases
August 8, 2011 in print edition on A5
New policies on police chases and a tougher state law have done little to reduce the number of Kansas drivers who flee from police and cause accidents, according to a newspaper report.
Senators ask Corps of Engineers for Missouri River flood plan
August 8, 2011 in print edition on A10
Senators from seven states lining the Missouri River on Monday asked the Army Corps of Engineers to outline plans for next year’s flood preparations.
Hearing set for soldier in Iraq mental health clinic shooting
August 8, 2011
A key military hearing will begin Monday for a U.S. soldier charged in a 2009 shooting that killed five service members at a mental health clinic in Iraq.
Lawrence man, 33, sentenced to prison following no-contest plea to aggravated battery
August 8, 2011 in print edition on A4
A Douglas County judge Monday sentenced a 33-year-old Lawrence man to serve two years prison for a December incident in which his 5-month-old daughter broke her arm.
Three Kansas Army reservists die in Afghanistan helicopter shootdown
August 8, 2011
Three Army reservists based in northeast Kansas are among the victims of a deadly helicopter crash in Afghanistan.
Battery charge against KU’s Thomas Robinson dismissed; victim not interested in prosecution
11:09 a.m., August 8, 2011 Updated 02:59 p.m. in print edition on A3
As part of an agreement, the city prosecutor has dismissed a misdemeanor battery charge against Kansas University basketball player Thomas Robinson.
FBI probing hacking of U.S. law enforcement websites, including two with connections to northeast Kansas
11:00 a.m., August 8, 2011 Updated 02:05 p.m.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Sheriff’s Association were among 70 law enforcement websites recently hacked by the hackers collective known as Anonymous.
Town Talk: Another sign that Jos. A. Bank is coming downtown; Rep. Yoder gets national press and a bit of a moderate label; city saving money by cutting out contractors
August 8, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County:
Judge refuses to move trial for man accused of slaying his Osage County family in 2009
08:01 a.m., August 8, 2011 Updated 03:02 p.m.
A judge has refused to move the trial of a Kansas man accused of murdering his wife, the wife’s grandmother and the couple’s two teenage daughters in November 2009.
Heard on the Hill: Monarch Watch trying to raise funds; new business dean goes to Kansas City; Dole Institute director comments on Texas Gov. Perry; design prof finds out what homebuyers really want
August 8, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
All watches have expired
01:18 a.m., August 8, 2011 Updated 07:50 a.m.
All watches and warnings expired this morning.
August 8, 2011 in print edition on A4
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending August 6, 2011.
August 8, 2011 in print edition on A4
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending August 6, 2011.
August 8, 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, according to court records.
United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center expands outreach with library sessions
August 8, 2011 in print edition on A4
The United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center will be available to the community during evening hours at the Lawrence Public Library on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, beginning this Tuesday, from 6-8 p.m.
In wake of school closing, Vinland Fair holds extra significance
August 8, 2011 in print edition on A3
There aren’t many places left where you can watch an antique tractor pull contest or learn the finer points of the horseshoe toss. But if you head to the Vinland Fair, you can do just that.
Priest fills church’s void after test of faith
August 8, 2011 in print edition on A3
Despite its odd location in a small commercial center next to a bar on Ninth Street, the St. Nicholas of Myra Orthodox Church isn’t out of the ordinary.
45,000 Verizon landline workers go on strike
August 8, 2011 in print edition on A6
Stalled contract negotiations led thousands of workers in Verizon Communication Inc.’s wireline division to go on strike Sunday, potentially affecting landline operations as well as installation of services like FiOS, its fiber-optic television and Internet lines.
Analysts advise against rash decisions
August 8, 2011 in print edition on A6
Investors should think twice before making any rash moves today.
Economy, not debt rating, will send markets lower
August 8, 2011 in print edition on A6
U.S. investors will have their first chance today to react to Standard & Poor’s decision to strip the U.S. government of its top credit rating. But the bigger issues facing Wall Street and stock markets worldwide remain debt-ridden countries in Europe and concerns that the global economy is weakening.
SEALs on rescue mission killed in Afghan crash
August 8, 2011 in print edition on A6
The 30 American service members — most of them elite Navy SEALs — who died when their helicopter was shot down had rushed to help Army Rangers who had come under fire, two U.S. officials said Sunday.
Kansas soldier among those killed in Afghanistan
August 8, 2011 in print edition on A6
A 21-year-old Kansas soldier was among 30 U.S. troops killed when a helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan.
Everyday Life: Living with the animals
August 8, 2011
On May 20 the earth was supposed to be engulfed by earthquakes signaling the Rapture and the start of a process which would end five months later in the destruction of the universe. So I thought about animals.
KU football notebook: Sacks bother KU line coach
Grimes: Coaches, players speaking same language
August 8, 2011 in print edition on B3
When reflecting on last season, Kansas offensive-line coach J.B. Grimes said there was one area his unit needed the most improvement.
Kerry Meier making up for lost time
KU product toiling to overcome lost season
August 8, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kerry Meier was the last player off the practice field at the Atlanta Falcons’ training camp on Sunday morning. The receiver kept running goal-line routes and catching soft lob passes over his shoulder while his teammates were signing autographs or headed to the locker room.
Former KU golfer Chris Thompson 44th
August 8, 2011 in print edition on B2
Lawrence resident and former Kansas University golfer Chris Thompson finished in a tie for 44th place in the Cox Classic, a Nationwide Tour event played in Omaha, Neb. Thompson earned a spot in the tournament, his first nationwide event of the season, in a Monday qualifier. Thompson earned $2,755 and finished 12-under par in the tournament played at Champions Run. Thompson shot a 2-under 69 Sunday and finished three strokes out of the top 25, which would have earned him a spot in this week’s Nationwide event in Springfield, Mo.
Rookie relishes ‘magical’ debut
With family in stands, Giavotella homers, doubles in Royals’ 4-3 victory over Detroit
August 8, 2011 in print edition on B1
Johnny Giavotella’s debut was a dream come true.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
Brady Morningstar likely headed to Greece
August 8, 2011 in print edition on B1
Former Kansas University basketball guard Brady Morningstar likely will be playing for a professional team in Greece during the 2011-12 season.
The big three: Isiah Barfield, Tyler Patmon and Greg Brown hope to continue rise
August 8, 2011 in print edition on B1
If the 2010 season had been three or four games longer, Kansas University cornerbacks Isiah Barfield, Greg Brown and Tyler Patmon might have been in the running for all-conference honors.
Caddie steals spotlight in Adam Scott’s victory
August 8, 2011 in print edition on B2
The chants and cheers began as Adam Scott walked toward the 18th green to complete a command performance Sunday in the Bridgestone Invitational and win his first World Golf Championship.
Major parties must change their ways
August 8, 2011 in print edition on A8
The political vocation attracts “charlatans, jackals and romantics,” according to one observer. And the worst of these may be the romantics. Charlatans and jackals do mischief. Romantics — those in possession of absolute truth, who dream of “changing the world” and even human nature — can wreak lasting harm.
Afghans still find their sense of humor
August 8, 2011 in print edition on A8
We could all use a lighthearted story from Afghanistan, so indulge me while I explain the plot of a new series debuting this month on Tolo TV in Kabul. It’s a wicked comedy called “The Ministry,” about an imaginary Ministry of Garbage Collection in the fictitious country of Hechland (or in English, “Nothing-Land.”).
Talks drag on
Negotiators for the city and police and fire employees need to wrap up this year’s employment agreement.
August 8, 2011 in print edition on A8
Nearly five months after negotiations began, the city’s police and fire unions and city management are still looking for an employment agreement that all parties can support. It is becoming clear that all parties need to look harder.
Norway killer’s influences examined
August 8, 2011
What drives a man to mass murder? “Norway Massacre: The Killer’s Mind” (8 p.m., Discovery) examines the motivations of Anders Behring Breivik, the alleged killer who terrorized Norway with a bombing in downtown Oslo and a shooting at a summer camp. This one-day rampage left more than 70 dead and devastated Norway’s national psyche.
Talent shows: Lawrence Arts Center launches arts institute for young students
August 8, 2011
The Arts Institute is the Lawrence Arts Center’s new intensive program for middle school and high school students.
Horses at CLO’s equestrian therapy program help special-needs participants gain confidence
August 8, 2011 in print edition on A1
There’s something almost magical about the therapy horses at CLO’s Midnight Farm in Baldwin City, the way they soothe, encourage and delight their riders that captivates Leann Williams.
Kansans produce, export wide variety of goods
August 8, 2011 in print edition on A1
For the 150 years Kansas has been a state, Kansans — with their own hands and know-how — have carved names for themselves.
Coming up rosé: Fruity wine pairs well with summertime fare
August 8, 2011
Regan Lehman Pillar hears the complaints and sees the eyes roll. Rosés, for many, are passé.
Horoscope for Aug. 8
August 8, 2011
This year, your creativity shoots upward to a new level. You have a lot to be happy about, as you will be welcoming many new opportunities into your life. If you are single, you very well might wave goodbye to that status. If you are attached, the two of you could start acting like newlyweds once more. SAGITTARIUS piques your interest.
Remnant Rehab: Floor pillow makes great addition to dorm room
August 8, 2011
In the midst of moving weekend, I saw plenty of chairs and couches near the trash. I wondered, where will these people sit now?
Slice of Life: New KPR classical music director well-versed in broadcasting
August 8, 2011
“I’ve always loved radio,” says Mark Edward Michaud, Kansas Public Radio’s classical music director.
Natural selection: Owners prepare raw food diets to build their pets’ longevity
August 8, 2011
Evie Bear was stricken when she learned her cockatiel, Eyropia, had contracted heavy metal poisoning.
River City Jules: The Greatest Generation, reunited
August 8, 2011
Ed and Eleanor’s generation understood words like patriotism, sacrifice and loyalty because they lived them.
Fix-It Chick: Choose the right hammer for an injury-free job
August 8, 2011
Hitting the nail on its head is not an easy task. Anyone who has bent a nail, hit a finger or missed the nail entirely knows there is a right way and a wrong way to hammer a nail.
100 years ago: Local farmer catches reform-school runaways in melon patch
August 8, 2011
“William Schock, living 1 1/2 miles north of Lawrence, this morning discovered two boys in his melon patch busily engaged in making a selection of a melon that they intended to appropriate for their own use.”
25 years ago: KU defrauded by student loan applicant
August 8, 2011
A Hutchinson man had been named in a grand jury indictment for fraud after having allegedly used faked transcripts from Kansas State University to apply for student loans at three state universities.
40 years ago: FCC rules affect newly-launched cable TV service
August 8, 2011
The Federal Communications Commission was proposing new rules for cable television.