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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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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.

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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.
Pump Patrol
August 13, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.45 at several stations.
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.