Archive for Saturday, August 13, 2011

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Body of Tonganoxie man recovered from Lone Star Lake People and Places August, 13, 2011 The day in photos, August 13, 2011
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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Bob Vorturba is the founder of One Million Acts of Kindness, a group that promotes charity and helping others. He travels around to college campuses across the country and was in Lawrence Thursday, August 11, 2011. 1 in a million: Man traveling country to spread kindness
August 12, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Most nights, Bob Votruba sleeps in an old school bus without air conditioning. He eats peanut butter and sugar sandwiches at least 15 times a week. He is the self-proclaimed “king of the dollar menu.”
6:00 a.m.
Rae Warren, left, brought her 4-year-old miniature horse Cindy to the bedside of resident Betty Benz during a visit Thursday at the Baldwin Healthcare Rehabilitation in Baldwin City.  Warren bought the horse earlier this year for the sole purpose of visiting nursing homes. Miniature horse makes big impression at area nursing homes
August 12, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Cindy is just 4 years old, and for the past several weeks she’s been visiting area nursing homes, entertaining and delighting each establishment’s residents. Cindy is a miniature horse.
10:00 a.m.
President Barack Obama listens as Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks June 8 in Wheaton, Md. Health insurers flirted with Democrats, supported them with money and got what they wanted: a federal mandate that most Americans carry health care coverage. Now they’re backing Republicans, hoping a GOP Congress will mean friendlier regulations. Federal government pledges more money to $31.5-million health insurance program Gov. Brownback rejected
August 12, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The federal government on Friday announced the award of $185 million in grants to states to help set up health insurance exchanges — a process that was thrown into limbo in Kansas after Gov. Sam Brownback this week rejected a $31.5 million grant to work on establishing an exchange.
6:00 p.m.
Kansas University junior D.J. Beshears has fine-tuned his approach to playing wide receiver this fall. The speedy and versatile Beshears will still be utilized as a kick returner, but he figures to take most of his snaps at receiver, where he has put a premium on blocking downfield for Jayhawk running backs to find more room. Mean streak: Speedster D.J. Beshears adopts aggressive style at wide receiver
August 13, 2011 in print edition on 1B
Yes, D.J. Beshears is a 5-foot-9, 185-pound wide receiver with a natural ability to outrun just about anyone on the football field, given the proper hint of daylight. And sure, the Kansas University junior is constantly looking for creative ways to showcase his speed, whether it’s during a kickoff return, taking a handoff or catching a pass. But make no mistake about Beshears: His game isn’t all about finesse and highlights.

All stories

Obama to talk jobs in rural America
August 13, 2011 in print edition on A8
Trading Washington’s hot house for states critical to his re-election prospects, President Barack Obama is headed to the Midwest after a summer of discontent over a protracted debt showdown with Republicans and the downgrade in the nation’s credit rating.
2012 Republican race jolted with straw poll, Perry entry
August 13, 2011 in print edition on A8
The 2012 Republican presidential race lurched into a new phase Saturday as Iowans weighed in for the first time on their expanding field of presidential hopefuls, picking Michele Bachmann as their top choice for the GOP nomination.
Landlords trying to fill growing number of rental vacancies
August 13, 2011 in print edition on A1
If you take a drive around Lawrence this weekend, you might notice more “For Rent” signs than you’d expect to see in August. Even prime spots for students have rooms for rent.
WFP expands relief work in famine-hit Somalia
August 13, 2011 in print edition on C8
The World Food Program said Saturday that it is expanding its food distribution efforts in famine-struck Somalia, where the U.N. estimates that only 20 percent of people needing aid are getting it.
City Commission agenda for August 16, 2011
Commissioners to mull approval of employment contracts with police officers, firefighters
August 13, 2011 in print edition on C8
City commissioners will consider approving employment contracts with the city’s police officers and firefighters.
Around and about in local business
August 13, 2011
Local business news for the week ending August 13, 2011.
Searchers recover body of Tonganoxie man, 30, from Lone Star Lake in southern Douglas County
Dive crews, emergency responders were searching for man who was swimming at Lone Star Lake
02:28 p.m., August 13, 2011 Updated 11:20 p.m. in print edition on A1
A 30-year-old Tonganoxie man died while he was swimming about 70 feet offshore at Lone Star Lake in southern Douglas County, said Douglas County Sheriff spokesman Sgt. Steve Lewis.
Man convicted of multiple burglaries
August 13, 2011
A Douglas County jury Friday convicted a 25-year-old Overland Park man of committing three burglaries at west Lawrence residences in March. But jurors acquitted Scott Blackmon in connection with a fourth burglary of the home of four former Kansas University football players, in which he was accused of stealing an Orange Bowl ring and an Insight Bowl ring, prosecutors said.
Pump Patrol
August 13, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.45 at several stations.
Flint Hills center stays on schedule
August 13, 2011 in print edition on A8
A $24.5 million center that will chronicle the geology, biology and cultural history of the Flint Hills is on track to open to visitors in April.
One transported to hospital after motorcycle accident on U.S. 59 Friday night
August 13, 2011 in print edition on A2
One person was transported to KU Hospital late Friday night after a single vehicle accident on U.S. 59 highway involving a motorcycle left the person in critical condition.
Shoppers give economy a boost
August 13, 2011 in print edition on A6
The economy might not be on the brink of another recession after all.
Kansas leaders support health reform ruling
August 13, 2011 in print edition on A6
Top Kansas officials praised a federal appeals court ruling that struck down a key part of President Barack Obama’s health reform law.
Scouting news August 13, 2011
August 13, 2011
Members of Cub Scout Pack 3064 visited the Lawrence Water Treatment Plant on Aug. 6. Mike Freisberg, a father of one of the Scouts, provided a tour of the plant and explained how Lawrence gets its water, how it is treated and how much water the city uses.
Club news August 13, 2011
August 13, 2011
University Bridge Club announces results of its Aug. 6 meeting. Hosts were George and Ruth Gibbs and Tom and Cathy Waller.
NCAA hears Ohio State violations case
August 13, 2011 in print edition on B2
Ohio State has made it through its meeting with the NCAA committee on infractions. Now the Buckeyes have to play the 2011 season knowing that just before their annual showdown against rival Michigan, they could get slapped with a bowl ban.
Commentary: That other L.A. NFL stadium idea
August 13, 2011 in print edition on B2
The big headlines and media noise swirling around the proposed downtown stadium have given new life to the nearly forgotten concept that the NFL might have a team in Los Angeles again.
Woods gone; Dufner, Bradley lead at PGA Championship
August 13, 2011 in print edition on B2
It was all a matter of timing, Tiger Woods said. He never could get to the green soon enough, without a detour in a bunker or a pond. So he is heading directly home, sooner than he wanted or imagined.
KU women victorious in Italy
August 13, 2011 in print edition on B5
Monica Engelman scored a team-high 19 points and produced five steals as the Kansas University women’s basketball team defeated Roma Selezione, 66-38, Friday night in its first of four contests during its European tour.
Kansas City’s Chen masters ChiSox — again
August 13, 2011 in print edition on B5
Bruce Chen continues to make life difficult for a former teammate.
Class of 2013 point guard: Kansas is my leader
August 13, 2011 in print edition on B1
One of the top high school basketball point guards in the Class of 2013 says Kansas University is his current leader in recruiting.
Chiefs blanked by Bucs, 25-0
August 13, 2011 in print edition on B1
Raheem Morris stood at the podium deep inside Arrowhead Stadium, looked straight into the camera and let a slight smile creep across his face.
Mean streak: Speedster D.J. Beshears adopts aggressive style at wide receiver
August 13, 2011 in print edition on B1
Yes, D.J. Beshears is a 5-foot-9, 185-pound wide receiver with a natural ability to outrun just about anyone on the football field, given the proper hint of daylight. And sure, the Kansas University junior is constantly looking for creative ways to showcase his speed, whether it’s during a kickoff return, taking a handoff or catching a pass. But make no mistake about Beshears: His game isn’t all about finesse and highlights.
Multiparty system?
August 13, 2011 in print edition on A7
Ms. Slemmer (Public Forum, Aug. 9) has found a simple ideological causality for the downgrade of our national credit rating. She is entitled to her opinion. It is unfortunate that such opinions make the actual resolution of the large deficit facing our country so difficult. Compromise is difficult under the best of circumstances. Demonizing your opponent makes it even harder.
Defense cuts
August 13, 2011 in print edition on A7
When reporters recently interviewed Leon Panetta, secretary of Defense, about what should be cut from defense spending, his response was predictable. It was like asking a Wall Street CEO if their system of outlandish bonuses ought to continue. Panetta is one of many politicians subservient to contractors and war profiteers who jealously guard an ever-growing and all-consuming machine that President Eisenhower referred to as the “military industrial complex.”
Poor precedent
August 13, 2011 in print edition on A7
As are most, if not all, citizens of Douglas County, I am relieved that a solution has been reached to keep the local SRS office open. However, since this has been achieved by the substitution of local dollars for those of the state of Kansas, I am concerned that an unfortunate precedent may have been set.
American political system is working fine
August 13, 2011 in print edition on A7
Of all the endlessly repeated conventional wisdom in today’s Washington, the most lazy, stupid and ubiquitous is that our politics is broken. On the contrary. Our political system is working well (I make no such claims for our economy), indeed, precisely as designed — profound changes in popular will translated into law that alters the nation’s political direction.
Televised debates play important role in presidential race
August 13, 2011 in print edition on A3
Fifteen months is a relatively short time — depending on the situation, it can transpire fairly quickly or seem to take ages to come about.
Tonight’s schedule has hits, misses
August 13, 2011
August, I’ve come to learn, is what you make it. It can offer the dregs of the TV schedule or become a showcase for promising starts. Weekends in August on television are a little like a trip to the Salvation Army thrift store. Is it a place for sad, smelly castoffs or an opportunity to discover shabby chic? That’s entirely up to you!
Horoscope for Aug. 13
August 13, 2011
This year, you juggle many different people, feelings and issues. You seek a midpoint or resolution. Issues of guilt and resentment could arise. If you are single, knowing your boundaries remains instrumental when dating. Your charisma shines this year. Aquarius often expresses the other side of the issue.
Nonconference foes Jayhawks mindful of last year’s opener
KU hopes to avoid NDSU repeat
August 13, 2011
Heading into last year’s season opener, Kansas University’s football team figured it would kick off the Turner Gill era in style with a victory over visiting FCS school North Dakota State.
Oklahoma State: Offense alone won’t win crown
August 13, 2011
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy knows that if his Cowboys are to win the Big 12 for the first time in their history, they’re going to need more than an explosive offense.
Tommy Tuberville has felt KU’s ‘pain’
August 13, 2011
They come from different worlds, have accomplished different things and coach at different universities. But Texas Tech football coach Tommy Tuberville has a pretty good idea what it felt like for Kansas University coach Turner Gill in 2010.
40 years ago: Law enforcement officials search area for ‘walkaways’
August 13, 2011
The men were on foot and had reportedly walked from Topeka to the search area.
100 years ago: Longtime Lawrence business up for sale
August 13, 2011
“In tonight’s issue of the Journal-World one of the oldest businesses in the city of Lawrence is offered for sale.”
25 years ago: Local graphic artist wins logo competition for USD 497
August 13, 2011
The logo included the image of a teacher holding a book and two students sitting on each side.
Around and about news August 13, 2011
August 13, 2011
The Jefferson County Historical Society will host a School Days event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today in the Reynolds Store at Old Jefferson Town in Oskaloosa.