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Archive for Sunday, August 21, 2011

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Bankruptcies
August 21, 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 21, 2011 in print edition on A5
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending August 20, 2011.
Marriages
August 21, 2011 in print edition on A5
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending August 20, 2011.
July 23 carjacking suspect arrested Saturday evening
August 21, 2011
One of three suspects in a July 23 carjacking in west Lawrence was arrested Saturday evening.
16 Things: KU Honors lecturer Mary Klayder advises ‘It’ll be fine’
August 21, 2011 in print edition on A1
For my third installment in this ongoing series, I stopped by the office of Mary Klayder, a University Honors Lecturer and associate director of undergraduate studies in English and adviser to many, many students.
Boomers willing to spend billions to counter aging
August 21, 2011 in print edition on C8
Baby boomers heading into what used to be called retirement age are providing a 70 million-member strong market for legions of companies, entrepreneurs and cosmetic surgeons eager to capitalize on their “forever young” mindset, whether it’s through wrinkle creams, face-lifts or workout regimens.
Tonganoxie’s Purple Heart Veterans Foundation founder and brother have checkered pasts
August 21, 2011 in print edition on A1
A felony theft conviction, multiple arrests and a police report about assaulting an employee. The more you dig into the Tonganoxie-based Purple Heart Veterans Foundation and its fundraising contractor, the worse it looks for the charity that’s been collecting donations in front of local businesses.
Business, property owners weigh in on downtown Lawrence issues
August 21, 2011 in print edition on A1
The Journal-World at the beginning of its project to chronicle the changing nature of downtown Lawrence invited four prominent property owners and businessmen to participate in a roundtable discussion.
State leader celebrates farmers’ markets
August 21, 2011 in print edition on A3
The Downtown Lawrence Farmers’ Market proves the zoo isn’t the only place where visitors can see hundreds of different species in one place. There’s everything from broccoli to bok choy, from garlic to gooseberries.
Reuniting tornado victims with treasured photos
August 21, 2011 in print edition on C8
White-gloved workers line the long tables, carefully sifting through photos of proms and weddings, baby’s first day, proud soldiers in their uniforms. They gently clean off any dirt, dry rain-damaged pictures — and salvage a city’s lost treasures. The history of Joplin, Mo., is slowly coming into focus here, one snapshot, one portrait at a time. A church room in this nearby town has been converted into collection central for more than 27,000 photos buried or blown away in the monster May tornado that left 160 dead and obliterated a third of Joplin.
Downtown Lawrence property values, taxes both made significant gains over past decade
August 21, 2011 in print edition on A1
OK, so maybe we’re not great at geometry, because undoubtedly Lawrence’s public square is not a square at all. Massachusetts Street — specifically, six straight-as-an-arrow blocks as it runs through downtown — has long been the city’s gathering place.
Turmoil follows fame for reality TV stars
August 21, 2011 in print edition on C8
Reality came crashing in on Russell Armstrong. With the second season of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” set to premiere in a few weeks, and a pending lawsuit and divorce, the venture capitalist-turned reality personality hanged himself.
Verizon workers going back to work, without deal
August 21, 2011 in print edition on A6
Thousands of striking Verizon workers will return to work Tuesday, though their contract dispute isn’t over yet.
Tour recounts telling tale of Quantrill’s Raid
August 21, 2011 in print edition on A3
There’s one legacy of William Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence that doesn’t get much attention: limestone.
New KU students learn age-old traditions
August 21, 2011 in print edition on A3
Thousands of new Kansas University students clapped, cheered and chanted Saturday night in Memorial Stadium. There was no football game, though — it was Traditions Night.
Giffords now knows who victims of rampage were
August 21, 2011 in print edition on A6
For months after the spasm of violence that shattered her world, Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shielded from the wider scope of that January morning, when a gunman shot her in the head, badly wounding her and 12 others outside a Tucson political event.
Pilot killed in small plane crash at K.C. air show
August 21, 2011 in print edition on A10
A stunt pilot was killed in fiery crash during a Kansas City air show on Saturday after his plane appeared unable to get out of a downward spiral and nosedived into a grassy field, witnesses and authorities said.
Jurors in Kansas murder trial see grisly photos
August 21, 2011 in print edition on A5
Prosecutors in the capital murder trial of a man accused of shooting his estranged wife, their two teenage daughters and the wife’s grandmother in northeast Kansas have shown jurors grisly photos of the victims after a coroner described their shootings as “execution-style,” done with ammunition effective at causing damage.
Pump Patrol
August 21, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.42 at several stations.
Aviation suppliers, subcontractors see booming business
August 21, 2011 in print edition on A4
As orders for more commercial airplanes take off, Wichita area aviation suppliers and subcontractors are busy and making plans for more equipment, expanding some operations and hiring more employees.
Garden Calendar: Snake-bitten gardener preaches caution
August 21, 2011
Despite being bitten multiple times last summer, Mary Lynn Stuart
Ex-Jayhawk Chris Thompson falls to tie for 25th
August 21, 2011 in print edition on B3
Former Kansas University golfer Chris Thompson of Lawrence shot a 1-under par 70 Saturday in the third round of the Midwest Classic to tumble from tied for fourth to tied for 25th. Thompson is scheduled to tee off at 10:56 a.m. in today’s final round.
NCAA rulebook needs to reverse its field
August 21, 2011 in print edition on B2
“Never mistake activity for achievement,” John Wooden said, as the world nodded at his wisdom and ignored his advice.
National briefs: Pryor works out, won’t appeal suspension
August 21, 2011 in print edition on B2
Terrelle Pryor worked out for 17 NFL teams Saturday and said afterward he wouldn’t appeal his five-week suspension at the start of the NFL season.
Cardinals, Fitzgerald agree to 8-year, $120M deal
August 21, 2011 in print edition on B2
The Arizona Cardinals and Larry Fitzgerald have agreed to an eight-year deal that could pay the star receiver as much as $120 million, making it one of the richest deals in the NFL.
Running wild: Backs Bourbon, Pierson stand out
August 21, 2011 in print edition on B1
All offseason, Kansas University football coaches raved about their talented stable of running backs and how much the group would help improve KU’s offense this season.
Eight-run sixth lifts Royals over Red Sox
August 21, 2011 in print edition on B1
Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas had never faced a knuckleball pitcher before Saturday night. By the sixth inning, both Royals rookies figured out how to hit the floater.
Sooners open at No. 1
Oklahoma tops poll for 10th time
August 21, 2011 in print edition on B1
Being voted preseason No. 1 is a tradition at Oklahoma, and this season is no different.
Debt burden
Student loan obligations are making it difficult for many university graduates to financially get their feet on the ground.
August 21, 2011 in print edition on A9
Student loan obligations are making it difficult for many university graduates to financially get their feet on the ground. Higher education can be an investment in the future, but sometimes that future doesn’t look so bright for students who have accumulated large debts from student loans.
Boomer Girl Diary: Weddings then and now
August 21, 2011
Cathy has a wealth of weddings to witness in the next two months, which prompts me to examine how nuptials have changed since my “big day” in 1979.
Behind the Lens: Shooting the Civil War
August 21, 2011
Staying true to historical photography practices offers its own challenges.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
August 21, 2011 in print edition on A8
Roadwork planned for the week of August 21, 2011.
Collectors obsess over odd items
August 21, 2011
Having run out of variations on the word “hoarding,” TLC offers “My Collection Obsession” (9 p.m., TLC). To be honest, these folks are a tad more focused than the hoarder crowd.
Horoscope for Aug. 21
August 21, 2011
For Sunday, Aug. 21:This year, you gain by just being yourself. Others respond to your ideas. If you are single, you could meet someone through an outside commitment or through work. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from becoming more outgoing. You can count on GEMINI.
100 years ago: City marks somber 48th anniversary of Quantrill’s Raid
August 21, 2011
“It will perhaps never be known just how many of the citizens lost their lives on that day, but it is generally conceded that the number is about 180.”
25 years ago: Software company to move into west Lawrence industrial park
August 21, 2011
The University Corporate and Research Park at 15th and Wakarusa was about to get a new tenant.
40 years ago: Shortcomings of city police headquarters outlined
August 21, 2011
Complaints about the current police headquarters included what an architect called the building’s “miserable” design.