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Tonganoxie community holds vigil in honor of student killed in rollover accident
July 9, 2011 in print edition on A7
Whether early morning or as the sun was setting, friends and family were honoring a Tonganoxie High School student Saturday. Kylee Wilson, a 16-year-old Leavenworth girl, died Thursday in a rollover accident on U.S. Highway 24-40 east of 150th Street near Basehor.
Betty Ford services to be in California, Michigan
July 9, 2011 in print edition on A8
A private memorial for former first lady Betty Ford will be held in Palm Desert, Calif., on Tuesday, with a eulogy to be delivered by former first lady Rosalynn Carter, before her remains are flown to Michigan and laid to rest beside her husband, a family representative said Saturday.
Boehner to seek smaller $2T debt deal
July 9, 2011 in print edition on A8
House Republican budget negotiators have abandoned plans to pursue a massive $4 trillion, 10-year deficit reduction package in the face of stiff GOP opposition to any plan that would increase taxes as part of the deal.
Piano prodigies present world-class competition
July 9, 2011 in print edition on A3
The names of the finalists were written in time signatures and tempo Saturday afternoon for the International Institute for Young Musicians International Piano Competition.
15th St. may not be great divide
School leaders to discuss changing high school boundary
July 9, 2011 in print edition on A1
Although a portion of the street’s name has changed, the line splitting attendance areas for Lawrence’s two public high schools remains the same as it’s always been.
Brownback touts progress made in job creation
Dems question governor’s numbers, say real focus is ‘extreme right-wing agenda’
July 9, 2011 in print edition on A1
3,163. Six months into his four-year term, Gov. Sam Brownback last week held a news conference to give Kansans a progress report.
Mortgages
July 9, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 99 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday.
Around and about in local business
July 9, 2011 in print edition on A4
Local business news for the week ending July 9, 2011.
About 150 attend meeting on SRS closure
July 9, 2011 in print edition on A1
Those in attendance expressed anger and shock at the Brownback administration’s decision announced July 1 to close nine SRS offices, with Lawrence being the largest one by far.
City leaders taking heat from public for proposed tax increases
July 9, 2011 in print edition on A1
Yes, the email system for Lawrence city commissioners is working these days. City commissioners said Friday afternoon that they’ve gotten “lots” of negative feedback from city residents about a proposed 2012 city budget that would include a 2.8 mill property tax hike, the largest to come out of City Hall in more than a decade.
Pump Patrol
July 9, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.35 at several stations.
Critic of arts funding move says governor trying to replace him
July 9, 2011 in print edition on A2
The former head of the Kansas Arts Commission said Friday he believes Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration is working to remove him from the commission altogether because he’s been a public critic of Brownback’s role in making his state the first to eliminate its arts funding.
Hamilton in ‘disbelief’ over fatal accident
July 9, 2011 in print edition on B7
Josh Hamilton could hear 6-year-old Cooper Stone screaming for his dad, who tumbled over an outfield railing and fell 20 feet onto the concrete.
Hollywood’s newest stars: Will and Kate
July 9, 2011 in print edition on A6
Bathed in sunshine and under clear blue skies, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived Friday in Southern California’s vacation playground. But within minutes of touching down, they were whisked off to work.
Weak hiring casts doubts on rebound
July 9, 2011 in print edition on A6
Hiring slowed to a near-standstill last month, raising doubts that the economy will rebound in the second half of the year.
Ex-Jayhawk Kevin Pritchard to get Pacers job
12:00 a.m., July 9, 2011 Updated 12:39 a.m. in print edition on B3
Former Kansas University basketball point guard Kevin Pritchard officially has been named director of player personnel of the NBA’s Indiana Pacers.
25 years ago: North Lawrence intersection blocked by high waters
July 9, 2011
The Lawrence area had received heavy rains over the weekend.
40 years ago: County officials try to find ‘missing’ residents
July 9, 2011
Douglas County officials were trying to locate the whereabouts of as many as 10,000 Lawrence and Douglas County residents who seem to have “disappeared” — at least, on paper.
Eudora police arrest man on multiple criminal sodomy charges
July 9, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 26-year-old Spring Hill man was arrested Friday by Eudora police on two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy.
All-Star game to become All-Scar game?
July 9, 2011 in print edition on B7
Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Shane Victorino became the latest All-Star scratches, further threatening to turn baseball’s big show into the All-Scar game.
Texas fan hit by Hamilton foul ball needs stitches
July 9, 2011 in print edition on B7
A Texas Rangers fan required stitches after being struck in the head by a ball fouled off by Josh Hamilton.
Royals skipper urges patience
July 9, 2011 in print edition on B6
Ned Yost is asking long-suffering Kansas City Royals fans to wait a little longer.
Tragedy hits family, Rangers hard
Ryan says Texas fan’s widow worried about sona
July 9, 2011 in print edition on B7
Nolan Ryan would always try to accommodate kids clamoring for a baseball when he was pitching. And the new owner of the Texas Rangers has had a goal of helping create cherished memories for families, for fathers and sons attending games together.
Gamble pays off for Tigers
Detroit’s Valverde closes out shaky 6-4 victory over Royals
July 9, 2011 in print edition on B1
Sometimes a manager’s got to do what a manager’s got to do.
National briefs: Ohio State vacates 2010 football wins
July 9, 2011 in print edition on B2
Ohio State’s 2010 Big Ten championship, its 12-1 season, its victories over rival Michigan and in the Sugar Bowl — all gone. Coach Jim Tressel is out, and so is star quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
Report: Yao Ming decides to retire
July 9, 2011 in print edition on B2
Houston Rockets center Yao Ming is retiring, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports.
Bad press: Previews universal in disdain for KU
July 9, 2011 in print edition on B1
Posting a 3-9 record one season usually doesn’t get a team a lot of preseason publicity the next. The good news for Kansas University football, which won just 25 percent of its games during head coach Turner Gill’s first year in town in 2010, is that those preseason magazines that hit news stands in mid-June examine and analyze every Div. I team out there.
State funding cuts spur universities to ponder privatization
July 9, 2011 in print edition on A3
It’s probably a safe bet to say most state-aided universities in the country are facing severe fiscal challenges. Likewise, a high percentage of private colleges and universities are having to figure out how to carry out their missions with fewer dollars.
Commentary: Hamilton, recovery meet again
July 9, 2011 in print edition on B2
Josh Hamilton started on the road to another personal recovery Friday night by doing what he does best.
Not alone
July 9, 2011 in print edition on A9
To the editor:
Who’s next?
July 9, 2011 in print edition on A9
To the editor:
Caring state
July 9, 2011 in print edition on A9
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Lousy knitting
July 9, 2011 in print edition on A9
To the editor:
Obama must get serious about cutting debt
July 9, 2011 in print edition on A9
Here we go again. An approaching crisis. A looming deadline. Nervous markets. And then, from the miasma of gridlock, rises our president, calling upon those unruly congressional children to quit squabbling, stop kicking the can down the road and get serious about debt.
4-H and FCE news for July 9, 2011
July 9, 2011
The Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club met June 13 at the Dreher Building at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
Scouting news for July 9, 2011
July 9, 2011
Venture Crew 2055, chartered to Westside Presbyterian Church, recently completed a Philmont Scout Ranch Trek.
Power corrupts
July 9, 2011 in print edition on A9
To the editor:
Around and About for July 9, 2011
July 9, 2011
Three Washburn University students from Lawrence presented results of research projects at The Washburn Apeiron: A Forum of Student Research, Scholarship and Creativity on April 22 on the Washburn University campus.
Military news for July 9, 2011
July 9, 2011
J. Scott Vitter Jr., the son of Jeffrey and Sharon Vitter of Lawrence, graduated June 24 from the U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga.
Horoscopes for July 9
July 9, 2011
An unanticipated development could define your year. In a sense, you are being freed up to live your life in a better and more authentic way. Some of you could change your chosen field. If you are single, you could become involved in a special relationship. Don’t make it long-term until it is. If you are attached, the two of you relate far more closely. Scorpio can be very deep yet fun.
Documentary follows victims of breast cancer
July 9, 2011
A challenging combination of high fashion and personal tragedy, “Baring it All” (8 p.m., Style) is the first of several thought-provoking documentaries from the network best known for “Clean House.”
Faith Forum: Do you have specific summer prayers?
July 9, 2011
Doug Heacock and the Rev. John McFarland answer.
100 years ago: Fruits and vegetables low in quality in downtown markets
July 9, 2011
“The housewife will have about as good luck if she does her buying for Sunday over the telephone. In that way she will avoid the sight of a vegetable and fruit display that looks like the tag end of a rummage sale.”
K.C. Sluggers advance to championship bracket in tournament
July 9, 2011 in print edition on B3
The Kansas City Sluggers advanced to the championship bracket of the Topeka Stars Woodbat Invitational on Friday by going 1-1-1 in pool play.