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The day in photos, August 14, 2011 Flags on KU campus
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Do you think Texas A&M should remain a part of the Big 12 conference?

Poll results

Response Percent
No.
 
51%
Yes.
 
48%
Total 1729
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12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
KU Facilities and Operations worker Ed Kiernan gets ready to fold the American flag at Strong Hall July 29, 2011. Flags fly high above campus thanks to work of KU flag crew
August 14, 2011
Thousands of people can see the American flag atop Kansas University’s Fraser Hall. But few see it like Ed Kiernan does. Kiernan is part of the crew of workers at KU’s Facilities Operations department who are responsible for maintaining the Fraser flag.
10:00 a.m.
Katie Gillam stands in front of the Egdewood apartment where her father, Robert Conlin, was burglarized and beaten on May 21, 1977. Conlin, a local restaurateur died several days later, the beating having contributed to his death. The case has yet to be solved. Family still seeks answers 34 years after unsolved murder
August 14, 2011
Police had an unnamed suspect in the 1977 home burglary and beating of Lawrence man and local restaurant owner Robert Conlin, who died days after the attack.
2:00 p.m.
New DUI law tougher, but loopholes still exist
August 14, 2011 in print edition on 1A
In 2008, a Wichita mother and daughter were killed by a drunken driver as they walked to school. The driver, Gary Hammitt, 57, was still on the road despite having four convictions for driving under the influence, or DUI.
6:00 p.m.
Megan Allred and her son Wyatt, both of Lawrence, were among the many shoppers hitting the aisles at Dillons, at 1740 Mass., which was closing on Saturday to make way for a new Dillons store at the same location. Everything must go: Longtime employees help close down Dillons
August 14, 2011 in print edition on 3A
For some, Saturday’s closing of the Dillons at 1740 Mass. meant discounted ice cream and TV dinners. For others, it meant saying goodbye to familiar faces.

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Wild week for stocks creates confusion, fear
August 14, 2011 in print edition on A6
Is it time to sell everything or buy with abandon?
Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry talk jobs at Iowa GOP fundraiser
August 14, 2011 in print edition on A7
The two fastest-rising stars in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination worked to broaden their appeal Sunday in Iowa.
3 teens shot in Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza
August 14, 2011 in print edition on A10
Kansas City Mayor Sly James, who was pushed into a flower bed by bodyguards trying to protect him during a weekend shooting on the Country Club Plaza, vowed Sunday to quickly develop a plan for dealing with youths who converge on the upscale dining and shopping district on weekends.
Bankruptcies
August 14, 2011 in print edition on A5
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Divorces
August 14, 2011 in print edition on A5
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending August 13, 2011.
Marriages
August 14, 2011 in print edition on A5
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending August 13, 2011.
49-year-old Lawrence man arrested for threatening ex-wife with a knife
August 14, 2011
A 49-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early Sunday morning for allegedly threatening his ex-wife with a knife, according to Lawrence Police Sgt. Kirk Fultz.
Global Propane fire tied to broken coupling
August 14, 2011 in print edition on A10
Investigators determined a fatal explosion and fire at a Butler County propane company occurred after a coupling broke, but they may never know its full cause, Andover Fire Chief Jim Woydziak said.
Travel agencies embrace Internet to help business
August 14, 2011 in print edition on A3
As the Internet continues to turn personal computers into virtual travel-booking kiosks, travel agents are confident they aren’t going away anytime soon.
Everything must go: Longtime employees help close down Dillons
August 14, 2011 in print edition on A3
For some, Saturday’s closing of the Dillons at 1740 Mass. meant discounted ice cream and TV dinners. For others, it meant saying goodbye to familiar faces.
Lawrence man arrested after report of making threat with knife
August 14, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 40-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early Saturday morning after making threats with a weapon.
Nemaha County having troubles finding workers
August 14, 2011 in print edition on A4
Unemployment numbers may be rising elsewhere in Kansas, but Nemaha County in the northeast section of the state is having trouble finding workers.
60,000 pounds of ground beef recalled over E. coli
August 14, 2011 in print edition on A4
A Kansas company is recalling about 60,000 pounds of ground beef because the product may be contaminated with E. coli.
Granddaughter of Rock Chalk chant creator dies at age 96
August 14, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Kansas University family lost a valued member as Carolyn Bailey Berneking, granddaughter of KU icon E.H.S. Bailey, died Thursday.
STS Foundation seeking Lawrence host families for exchange students
August 14, 2011 in print edition on A5
The STS Foundation is seeking families in Lawrence to host exchange students.
Garden Calendar: Preparing your garden for the first frost
August 14, 2011
It’s never to early to gird your garden against temperature drops. These hardy plants will produce well into the fall.
Family still seeks answers 34 years after unsolved murder
August 14, 2011
Police had an unnamed suspect in the 1977 home burglary and beating of Lawrence man and local restaurant owner Robert Conlin, who died days after the attack.
Big 12 vows to go on with or without A&M
August 14, 2011 in print edition on B1
A day that began with rumors of Missouri joining Texas A&M in bolting the Big 12 Conference for the SEC ended with one message: The Big 12 wants to stay together, preferably with A&M on board.
Lame, stupid
August 14, 2011 in print edition on A9
How could the J-W assign any other headline than “Unbelievably lame and stupid” to the story regarding the proposed “deal” to reopen the SRS office? Let me define how Chairman Flory and Mayor Cromwell must have discussed their buying into this scam.
Relative unknowns Steele, Dufner share PGA lead
August 14, 2011 in print edition on B1
Brendan Steele and Jason Dufner at least can make a name for themselves in the PGA Championship. Until that big trophy is handed out today, however, this major remains very much a mystery.
Separated at birth? Jayhawks say tackle Tanner Hawkinson looks like Ricky Bobby
August 14, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas University junior offensive lineman Tanner Hawkinson resembles somebody who appears regularly on the big screen.
Addictions counselor explains ‘substance abuse continuum’
August 14, 2011 in print edition on A2
To get a better sense of the behavior of habitual drunken drivers, the Journal-World interviewed licensed clinical addiction counselor Lisa Carter, who works for DCCCA.
Chisox edge Royals, end skid
August 14, 2011 in print edition on B3
Paul Konerko hit a two-run homer, and Tyler Flowers added his first home run in the majors to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
Alvamar to host qualifier
Ex-Jayhawk Chris Thompson to vie for berth
August 14, 2011 in print edition on B3
Picturesque, power golf swings and sweet putting strokes will stock both Alvamar courses Monday, when competitors will try to go low enough to qualify for the Midwest Classic, a Nationwide event scheduled to tee off Thursday at Nicklaus Golf Course at Lions Gate in Overland Park.
National briefs: Eagles DT Patterson returns after seizure
August 14, 2011 in print edition on B2
Ten days after suffering a seizure, Eagles defensive lineman Mike Patterson was back on the practice fields at Lehigh, although his participation was limited to conditioning.
Kiawah Island ready for 2012 PGA
August 14, 2011 in print edition on B2
To give golfers, a masochistic group by nature, a sense of what the 2012 PGA Championship will be like this time next year at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course in South Carolina, resort operators ran a recent promotion inviting players to test themselves against the Pete Dye-designed course as it will be set up for Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Mother Nature next August.
Cubs ban Zambrano for 30 days
August 14, 2011 in print edition on B2
The Chicago Cubs placed Carlos Zambrano on the disqualified list Saturday and said the right-hander would receive no pay and have no part in team activities for 30 days.
What a DUI stop, arrest looks like
August 14, 2011 in print edition on A1
To understand what it’s like getting pulled over for driving under the influence, Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Richie Labahn and I simulated the process.
Wheel Genius: Roadwork planned this week
August 14, 2011
Roadwork planned for the week of August 14, 2011.
Gary Woodland tied for 30th at PGA Championship
August 14, 2011 in print edition on B1
The 18th hole continues to vex Gary Woodland.
Make it right
Kansas legislators need to move quickly to remedy the terrible precedent set by forcing local governments to fund services that are the state’s responsibility.
August 14, 2011 in print edition on A9
City and county officials have taken the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation off the hook. Now, local taxpayers can only hope that the Kansas Legislature returns the favor.
New DUI law tougher, but loopholes still exist
Central database, tougher penalties can’t keep all drunken drivers off streets
August 14, 2011 in print edition on A1
In 2008, a Wichita mother and daughter were killed by a drunken driver as they walked to school. The driver, Gary Hammitt, 57, was still on the road despite having four convictions for driving under the influence, or DUI.
Foxx goes with the ‘Flow’
August 14, 2011
Produced by Jamie Foxx, “In the Flow With Affion Crockett” (8 p.m., Fox) kicks off with a seemingly improvised hip-hop number tailored to members of the studio audience. It then dives into its main theme, sketch comedy, with a long and belabored filmed bit featuring Crockett as a beleaguered and forlorn Tiger Woods attempting a comeback at a miniature golf course. It sounds funnier than it is.
Tea party’s stock is falling
August 14, 2011 in print edition on A9
Cheer up. Not everything went down over the last two weeks.
Horoscope for Aug. 14
August 14, 2011
This year, many doors open if you can stay fluid and let go of upset in awkward moments. Many people come forward this year. If you are single, you attract others like honey attracts bees. If you are attached, the two of you will learn how to balance your different needs. Pisces zeros in on basic issues.
Berlin Wall built on Kennedy blunders
August 14, 2011 in print edition on A9
Fifty years ago, a metaphor became concrete. Beginning on Aug. 13, 1961, along West Berlin’s 27-mile border, the Iron Curtain became tangible in a wall of precast slabs of concrete. It came down 22 years ago, but the story of how it rose, as told in Frederick Kempe’s book “Berlin 1961,” compels an unflattering assessment of John Kennedy. His serial blunders that year made it the most incompetent first year of any presidency.
Lawrence astronomy club members share their views of the night sky with the public
August 14, 2011
Members of Lawrence’s astronomy club used to perch atop Lindley Hall and use the telescopes in the shiny silver dome that sits on the roof.
Endowment Association’s Greater KU Fund provides for numerous short-term projects at KU
August 14, 2011
Kansas University Endowment Association leaders say donations that aren’t marked for specific uses have great value and help fill major needs, from the classroom to KU’s outreach in the state.
Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Tim Caboni hopes to better tell KU’s story
August 14, 2011
If you don’t know Kansas University’s new vice chancellor for public affairs, just look for the fellow with the big smile and the bow tie.
Spencer Museum of Art opening its doors to more parts of university community
August 14, 2011
One day this summer at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas University athletes could be spotted by paintings and sculptures, giving short presentations on each work.
Ada Emmett hopes to help change the world of academic publication
August 14, 2011
The topic of Ada Emmett’s very first class in library science was scholarly communication reform — a branch of library work that has had a profound impact on the course of her life.
Music therapy program allows students to find service-focused careers
August 14, 2011
For about 100 students on the Kansas University campus, the hill is alive with the sound of music.
KU Cancer Center eagerly pursuing designation as a National Cancer Institute
August 14, 2011
Roy Jensen’s countdown clock has almost reached zero. The clock sits in the Kansas University Cancer Center director’s office, counting down the days to Sept. 25. It’s been ticking for years, starting at more than 1,000 days.
Ecumenical Christian Ministries has long, historic ties with campus
August 14, 2011
At the north end of Jayhawk Boulevard, past the Kansas Union, but just before 12th Street, is the Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave., a building with long and historic ties to Kansas University and its campus, but also a place that many students remain unaware of or possess only a vague understanding of the building’s role.
Kansas University encouraging faculty entrepreneurial endeavors
August 14, 2011
There’s a mentality change at Kansas University to aggressively encourage faculty entrepreneurial endeavors.
Watershed moments shaped Professor Bozenna Pasik-Duncan’s love for teaching, mathematics
August 14, 2011
There have been several key events in Bozenna Pasik-Duncan’s life, transitional moments that changed her path and led her to where she is today, to the United States and to Kansas University, where she is one of the most honored professors to ever work in the university’s math department.
KU School of Education reconfigures Teacher Preparation Program to save students money
August 14, 2011
New students studying to become teachers won’t need to spend as much time in class at Kansas University or in school districts off campus — unless they want to pick up a master’s degree as well.
Professor Joyce Castle brings world-stage experience to lessons with students
August 14, 2011
Joyce Castle isn’t exaggerating when she says most of her life has been spent in a room with one other person.
New student body president Libby Johnson longtime Lawrence, KU fan
August 14, 2011
Michael Wade Smith remembers meeting Libby Johnson: It was the launch of college four years ago, and both were handing out fliers for their Student Senate campaigns. As Wade Smith eyed Johnson, he noticed her pamphlets were wrapped around pieces of candy.
Officials hope to increase scholarships to assist children of alumni to enroll at KU
August 14, 2011
For the first two years that Kansas University’s Jayhawks Generations Scholarship has been up and running, supporters of the program have been concerned that it isn’t generous enough to be competitive with other universities in the region. Now KU will likely respond by increasing it.
Chinese student enrollment rapidly growing at KU, across nation
August 14, 2011
The student-led board of Chinese Students and Scholars Friendship Association at Kansas University is structured more like a business than a student group.
New business dean back at home on KU campus
August 14, 2011
Neeli Bendapudi is back home on the Kansas University campus, the school where her father earned a doctorate, the place where she and her husband lived as students in the chancellor’s guest house, and the only place where she’d consider taking a job away from her posting as a marketing professor at Ohio State University.
Transportation Research Institute investigating infrastructure and alternative fuels
August 14, 2011
Bob Honea hails from Georgia and has spent the bulk of his career working at the Transportation Research Center in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Now Honea is the director of KU’s Transportation Research Institute, a position he has held since 2006.
Career Center employees watching employment trends to help students land jobs after graduation
August 14, 2011
Students who want the best chances at getting a job when they graduate are looking at majors that deal with ones and zeroes or majors that focus on the bottom line.
Oklahoma football team loaded
August 14, 2011
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops doesn’t mind admitting the truth about the most powerful conference in college football. For the past several years, that conference has not been the Big 12.Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops doesn’t mind admitting the truth about the most powerful conference in college football. For the past several years, that conference has not been the Big 12.
K-State has gaping void at RB
Soph Bryce Brown to replace workhorse Daniel Thomas
August 14, 2011
When the Kansas State football team opens the 2011 season, it will take the field without a backfield luxury that often swung the pendulum of momentum in the Wildcats’ favor.
New faculty and staff learn about Kansas on annual Wheat State Whirlwind Tour
August 14, 2011
Each year for the past 13 years, Don Steeples has welcomed more than 40 KU faculty and staff to his wheat farm in Palco.
Mini College offers variety of courses to adults looking to continue student experience
August 14, 2011
Kansas University’s Mini College, an event sponsored by KU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, offers courses, usually small lectures or participatory events like tours, yoga sessions or painting courses, taught by faculty in the college.
Dozens of KU summer camps offered for youths
August 14, 2011
Every summer, hundreds of youths from across the state and beyond come to Lawrence to attend camp at Kansas University.
Alumni Association developing relationships across the state and country
August 14, 2011
One property owner in south central Kansas, after meeting with Kansas University Alumni Association staffers on a visit to the area, had a slightly unusual offer for the visitors.
40 years ago: Escaped cattle lead police, citizens on chase through central Lawrence
August 14, 2011
Two young Shorthorn cattle, weighing between 900 and 1,000 pounds, had escaped from a truck.
Flags fly high above campus thanks to work of KU flag crew
August 14, 2011
Thousands of people can see the American flag atop Kansas University’s Fraser Hall. But few see it like Ed Kiernan does. Kiernan is part of the crew of workers at KU’s Facilities Operations department who are responsible for maintaining the Fraser flag.
School of Journalism offers opportunities for collaboration between media, military
August 14, 2011
Researchers in Kansas University’s William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications this academic year will begin studying how the media have portrayed post-traumatic stress disorder.
Kansas University adding more online courses to its catalog
August 14, 2011
Kansas University Continuing Education is working to increase its online course catalog. The university added eight online courses this summer, allowing students with scheduling conflicts or who are living outside of Lawrence to earn credit.
KU Center for Entrepreneurship helps foster start-up business skills
August 14, 2011
Kansas University is trying to provide students with business skills and is hoping to increase community economic development at the same time.
Got an interest? There’s a club for you at KU
August 14, 2011
There are more than 600 student groups at Kansas University — and they run the gamut of topics and interest.
Summer courses offer students a chance to get ahead for fall and spring
August 14, 2011
For many students, summer is an end to beautiful days entirely spent in the library. No more sleep deprivation, and no more “I can’t go out tonight.” It’s a chance to relax, sun-bathe or simply regain sanity.
Career centers help students land jobs in tough market
August 14, 2011
Even in a down economy, students graduating from Kansas University are in luck when it comes to finding jobs.
With recent hires, KU’s leadership team complete
August 14, 2011
The gang is all here. And when it comes to Kansas University’s leadership team, that is a feat in and of itself. After hiring three new dean positions in approximately the last 12 months, the top positions at all 11 schools on the Lawrence campus are once again filled.
State struggles to keep pace with deferred maintenance requests
August 14, 2011
The multimillion dollar job to replace the air-conditioning, heating and ventilation systems at Murphy Hall illustrates the challenge that Kansas University and other state institutions of higher education face when it comes to deferred maintenance.
Construction going on all over campus
August 14, 2011
The dirt is flying at Kansas University this summer. Approximately $91 million worth of projects are under construction, substantially complete or have been awarded, according to a KU report.
Pharmacy school’s Wichita expansion helps allay state shortage of pharmacists
August 14, 2011
As Kansas University expands its presence in Wichita with the capability to train more pharmacists, KU leaders say the increased number of graduates will serve a basic need for more pharmacists in the state.
New School of Pharmacy building designed with students in mind
August 14, 2011
When fifth-year pharmacy student Fred Davis shuttles to Kansas University for class, it’s not an in-and-out affair. He might spend his whole day there.
100 years ago: North Lawrence residents petition city for road treatment
August 14, 2011
“If a petition meets with the favor of the city council tomorrow night, North Lawrence will have the first bit of oiled road in the county.”
25 years ago: ‘Tarp law’ considered for trucks hauling trash
August 14, 2011
Douglas County Commissioner David Hopper was researching the necessity of a “tarp law.”
KU building momentum on major fundraising campaign
August 14, 2011
Kansas University is continuing to build momentum on its ongoing major fundraising comprehensive campaign, which is less than a year from a major public kickoff.
Psychology professor Omri Gillath designs experiments to test a person’s generosity
August 14, 2011
If you’re planning to volunteer for one of Kansas University psychology professor Omri Gillath’s experiments, be warned: There’s a good possibility he’ll try to trick you with subliminal messages.
Reorganization of former School of Fine Arts allows for greater academic, financial freedom
August 14, 2011
In October 2008, Kansas University announced it would be splitting up its School of Fine Arts. By January 2009, the changes were being made.
Busy summertimes the norm for Alumni Association programming director Danny Lewis
August 14, 2011
Summer is the busiest time of year for Danny Lewis, director of alumni programming for the KU Alumni Association.
Distinguished chemistry professor Kristin Bowman-James helping plot KU’s path for future
August 14, 2011
You can find Kristin Bowman-James all over the university campus.
Kelly Stroda takes helm as editor of University Daily Kansan
August 14, 2011
With little visibility and flecks of snow clouding her windshield, Kelly Stroda inched toward campus. School had been canceled. But school or no school, The Kansan had to go to press.