Archive for Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Smoke rises out of a manhole near 13th and Delaware Streets as city crew member Mark Hegeman, left, and Matt Fishburn prepare to test another sewer line area. City crews were smoke testing sewer lines Thursday. City uses smoke test to check pipes for leaks
August 19, 2011 in print edition on 3A
The saying, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire” is not always true.
6:00 a.m.
Helen Bradley, left and Natalie Parker, both from Kansas City, Kan., and freshman roommates, lift a microwave as they move into their KU dorm room at Ellsworth Hall on Friday, August 19, 2011. It’s move-in day at Kansas University, a day of freedom and sweat
August 19, 2011 in print edition on 3A
It was move-in day at Kansas University Friday, an occasion that brings its share of pulled muscles and sweat along with the emotions that go along with parents and their children separating, often for the first time.
10:00 a.m.
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, speaks Friday with constituents at a town hall meeting in Lecompton. U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins says political discourse in Congress reflects attitudes throughout the country
11:17 a.m., August 19, 2011 Updated 4:25 p.m. in print edition on 1A
With public opinion of Congress hitting historic lows, what’s it like for a congresswoman to come home and face the voters?
2:00 p.m.
The temporary wood sculpture "The Bedazzler," in front of Spooner Hall at the corner of 14th and Jayhawk Boulevard since 2009, was taken down Friday, August 19, 2011. Some pieces of the sculpture will be used in other places around campus. After dazzling visitors to KU campus for two years, sculpture surrounding tree cut down on Friday
August 19, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University crews spent Friday afternoon chopping up a tangled web of sticks and the tree they surrounded to create a beloved piece of art near KU’s Spooner Hall called “The Bedazzler.”
6:00 p.m.
Mayor Aron Cromwell hopes to get feedback from fellow commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting about using the depot at Seventh and New Jersey streets as a transfer station for the city’s transit system. Town Talk: Santa Fe depot lighting up while debate over restoration may be heating up; 8,870 city potholes; can I still pinch you on Half St. Patrick’s Day?
August 19, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.

All stories

Remains of missing eastern Kansas man found in creek
August 20, 2011 in print edition on A8
The remains of an eastern Kansas man who disappeared nearly two years ago have been found in a creek bed.
Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline to clear brush in Naismith Valley Park
August 20, 2011 in print edition on A8
A natural gas pipeline company will begin clearing brush and trees this week along the Naismith Valley Park and trail system.
Around and about in local business
August 20, 2011
Local business news for the week ending August 20, 2011.
Crews dispatched to accident on K-10 westbound
05:50 p.m., August 20, 2011 Updated 09:55 p.m. in print edition on A4
Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of an accident on Kansas Highway 10 westbound at the bridge over Lexington Avenue.
Patient health journals beneficial when properly documented
August 20, 2011
Have you ever exited your physician’s office and realized you forgot to ask half of your questions?
State seeks guidance on Planned Parenthood
August 20, 2011 in print edition on A8
Kansas asked a federal judge Friday whether it can make monthly payments to Planned Parenthood while it pursues an appeal of his order requiring the state to keep providing the group with federal funds to finance its non-abortion services.
Lawrence woman injured in rollover accident at Sixth and Ohio streets
August 20, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 27-year-old Lawrence woman was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Friday evening after flipping her car near the intersection of Sixth and Ohio streets.
Pump Patrol
August 20, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.42 at several stations.
Lawrence City Commission agenda for Aug. 23
August 20, 2011 in print edition on A5
City commissioners will discuss what position the City Commission should take on the subject of Congressional redistricting.
Grape stomp set to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County
August 20, 2011 in print edition on A2
Money raised from stepping on grapes will benefit a local agency.
Scouting news for August 20, 2011
August 20, 2011
All girls and parents interested in learning about Girl Scouts in Lawrence are invited to an All-School Recruitment night on Tuesday.
Around and About for August 20, 2011
August 20, 2011
Jessica Rosenfeld and Jeffrey Brown, both of St. Louis, announce the birth of their daughter, Samantha Rosalind Brown, on July 25, 2011, in St. Louis.
Faith Forum: How should students adapt their faith to their new life at college?
August 20, 2011
The Rev. Kara Eidson and Rabbi Neal Schuster answer
Club news for August 20, 2011
August 20, 2011
University Bridge Club announces results of its Aug. 13 meeting with hosts John and Jane Golden, and Paul Jordan.
‘Death penalty’ could be option for Miami
August 20, 2011 in print edition on B2
NCAA President Mark Emmert says he’s willing to back up his tough talk on punishing rule-breakers — even using the “death penalty” as a deterrent.
Power outages last through Friday
August 20, 2011 in print edition on A3
A storm that struck Douglas County on Thursday night packed winds that caused power outages — some lasting through Friday — and brought down trees and tree limbs.
Each Kansas Regents school has its own strengths
August 20, 2011 in print edition on A3
Fairly soon, officials of Kansas Regents schools — Kansas, Kansas State, Wichita, Pittsburg, Emporia and Fort Hays — will be announcing fall semester enrollment numbers.
Ex-Jayhawk Chris Thompson tied for fourth
August 20, 2011 in print edition on B3
Chris Thompson of Lawrence fired a second-round 67 Friday to put himself in a five-way tie for fourth place at 11-under par halfway through the Midwest Classic, a Nationwide Tour event being played at LionsGate in Overland Park.
Face to face
August 20, 2011 in print edition on A7
Thank you, Dan Dimmitt, for your letter about sharing a smile with someone on Mass. Street asking for money.
August 20, 2011 in print edition on A7
When trying to make sense of our governor’s actions, including the rejection of grants from the federal government that would have benefited our state, it makes sense only if we analyze his actions in terms of a man who (I believe) gave up the position of U.S. senator to become governor because it is a more direct and proven route to a bigger prize.
Get lost, Grover
August 20, 2011 in print edition on A7
Are we going to have another fight in Congress in September?
Bad luck and bad faith a bad combination
August 20, 2011 in print edition on A7
“We had reversed the recession, avoided a depression, got the economy moving again. … But over the last six months, we’ve had a run of bad luck.” — President Obama, Decorah, Iowa, Aug. 15
Horoscope for Aug. 20
August 20, 2011
For Saturday, Aug. 20: This year, you are in the limelight. Your professional and community commitments are highlighted. If you are single, someone very special could enter your life at the same time. If you are attached, share more of your outside life with your sweetie. TAURUS understands you well.
Fantasy Camp’ gets its rock on
August 20, 2011
Take off your Dockers and find your inner rocker.
100 years ago: Lawrence tailors take the day off
August 20, 2011
“The suit-makers have an attack of the picnic fever and have gone out of town to get cured.”
25 years ago: Seasonal banners to adorn Mass Street lightposts
August 20, 2011
Five designs were planned, one for each season and an extra one for Christmas.
KU thrower Mason Finley advances
August 20, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University thrower Mason Finley advanced to the finals of the discus throw Friday morning at the World University Games.
Bosox beat up on Royals
August 20, 2011 in print edition on B3
Terry Francona was hoping that Andrew Miller could give him about 75 pitches. Francona didn’t know how far that would take the Boston Red Sox, and he certainly wasn’t sure how effective Miller would be. He was happy with both answers.
Penalty-kick goal dooms KU to 2-1 opening setback
August 20, 2011 in print edition on B3
Caroline Brown’s successful penalty kick in the 98th minute lifted Tennessee to a 2-1 overtime soccer victory over Kansas University on Friday afternoon at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex in the season-opener for both teams.
40 years ago: Haskell library construction fund nears halfway point
August 20, 2011
A $3,000 donation from the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, had recently increased the Haskell Indian Junior College library fund.
Ravens upend Chiefs, 31-13
Rookie QB sparks rout of Kansas City
August 20, 2011 in print edition on B1
The lopsided score suggests the Baltimore Ravens solved some of their glaring offensive issues after a lackluster start to the preseason.
Cubs fire GM Hendry after nine years
August 20, 2011 in print edition on B2
Through his wheeling and dealing, Jim Hendry helped the Chicago Cubs reach the playoffs three times as general manager. He also saddled them with big contracts and underachievers to go with a few troublemakers — and now, he’s out of a job.
Bearded KU basketball coach Bill Self ‘impressed’ with KU football
August 20, 2011 in print edition on B1
Bill Self spoke to Jayhawk Nation from a huge stage, as did football coach Turner Gill, athletic director Sheahon Zenger and Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little.
Mizzou: No red flags when hiring Miami’s Haith
August 20, 2011 in print edition on B2
The University of Missouri intends to wait for the results of an NCAA investigation into pay-for-play allegations and other possible rules violations at Miami before making any decisions about the future of new men’s basketball coach Frank Haith, the school’s chancellor said Friday.