Archive for Sunday, August 28, 2011

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Juvenile arrested for burglary of Adam Avenue home
August 28, 2011
Police arrested a juvenile male after he broke into a house on Adam Avenue and stole several items.
Critter Care: Managing mange
August 28, 2011
Mange is nothing to fool with for several reasons.
Obama visits FEMA command center
August 28, 2011 in print edition on A10
“Everybody here, you guys are doing a great job,” President Barack Obama told dozens of workers on a visit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s command center. Fully activated and operating around the clock, the center helps coordinate the federal response to natural disasters.
Hurricane Irene drenches East Coast
August 28, 2011 in print edition on A1
A weakened but still dangerous Hurricane Irene shut down New York and menaced other cities more accustomed to snowstorms than tropical storms as it steamed up the East Coast on Saturday, unloading a foot of rain on North Carolina and Virginia and knocking out power to 2 million homes and businesses. At least eight people were killed.
2 million lose power as Hurricane Irene moves north
August 28, 2011 in print edition on A10
Two million homes and businesses were without power early today as Hurricane Irene slammed into the East Coast and charged north. Winds of up to 115 miles per hour whipped across the Eastern Seaboard, ripping power lines from poles and snapping trees in half. Hospitals, emergency call centers and other crucial facilities were holding up, but officials said it could get much worse as Irene churns north.
Hurricane leads to thousands of canceled flights
Travelers faced with headaches
August 28, 2011 in print edition on A10
Travelers across the country are facing days of grief ahead as thousands of flights get canceled because of Hurricane Irene.
Group taking KPERS discussion to public
August 28, 2011 in print edition on A1
A commission considering proposals to address long-term financial issues with the state pension system will take its work on the road.
Group plans rally against Brownback policies
August 28, 2011 in print edition on A2
Organizers of a newly formed statewide group say frustration is building among Kansans who are concerned about recent policy decisions by first-term Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.
40 years ago: Parts of 800 block of Mass Street damaged by store fire
August 28, 2011
A fire had destroyed the interior of the Merle Normal Cosmetics Store, 841 Massachusetts, and had caused smoke and water damage to at least four other businesses and two apartments.
Junior hoops player Kevin Young maturing, fitting in
August 28, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas University basketball newcomer Kevin Young didn’t cite Tyshawn Taylor’s speed, Thomas Robinson’s strength and/or Elijah Johnson’s hops when asked to identify what’s impressed him the most so far about the 2011-12 Jayhawk team.
Garden Calendar: Kitchen gardens make for beautiful, bountiful focal point
August 28, 2011
Celebrate International Kitchen Garden Day by starting your own.
Speed demons: KU’s D-linemen place added emphasis on quickness
August 28, 2011 in print edition on B1
After spending last season with the defensive linemen, Toben Opurum can already tell this year’s group is improved.
FSHS tennis doubles teams take second
August 28, 2011 in print edition on B5
Free State High had two girls doubles teams take second place on Saturday at the Shawnee Heights Doubles Tournament at Lake Shawnee Tennis Courts.
KU volleyball wins tourney
August 28, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s volleyball team, led by tournament MVP Allison Mayfield, claimed the Georgia Bulldog Invitational title on Saturday night with a 25-16, 25-19, 25-14 victory over Georgia.
Cabrera, Thome propel Tribe over Royals
August 28, 2011 in print edition on B1
Asdrubal Cabrera helped Jim Thome celebrate his 41st birthday in true slugger’s style.
Focused Haley sticking to plan
August 28, 2011 in print edition on B1
Todd Haley is sticking with The Plan.
National briefs: Hurricane wreaks havoc on sports schedule
August 28, 2011 in print edition on B2
The Philadelphia Phillies and Florida Marlins were unable to sneak a game in Saturday as Hurricane Irene plowed its way up the East Coast.
Commentary: Excuse me, all the alibis don’t add up
August 28, 2011 in print edition on B2
If nothing else, you have to give North Korea credit for being creative. Not that the country had much choice after five of its players tested positive for steroids at the Women’s World Cup this summer.
AP source: A&M still leaving Big 12
August 28, 2011 in print edition on B2
Big 12 officials expect Texas A&M to announce within the next week that it plans to leave the conference.
Pump patrol
August 28, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.42 at several stations.
Around and about in local business
August 28, 2011
Local business news for the week ending Aug. 27, 2011.
School choice plays out in Colorado
August 28, 2011 in print edition on A11
The red stone outcropping that gives this community its name is just a facet of the histrionic geology of Douglas County that sprawls prettily along the front range of the Rockies south of Denver.
News flash: Congresswoman has spine
August 28, 2011 in print edition on A11
I am pleased to report the sighting of an artifact so rarely seen among Democrats that it has become the stuff of legend and conjecture, like Bigfoot or the Loch Ness monster. It is called a spine.
Tax transparency
To make informed decisions, Kansans need signs to know exact locations of special tax districts.
August 28, 2011 in print edition on A11
In this day and age when taxes are receiving as much attention as ever, you would expect our political leaders to insist on transparency for the taxes we do pay.
100 years ago: Two more weeks of summer fun for Lawrence children
August 28, 2011
“Two weeks from today the vacation time will officially be declared over. On that date there will be a rummaging about and a general bringing forth of books, etc., from their three months’ sojourn among the moth balls….”
25 years ago: Voters to decide again on Holcom Rec Center
August 28, 2011
Lawrence voters were being asked to vote for the second time on the proposed Holcom Recreation Center.