Archive for Sunday, July 10, 2011

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Power restored to most Westar Energy customers in Douglas County
09:04 p.m., July 10, 2011 Updated 10:29 p.m.
An arcing power line left more than 900 Westar Energy customers in Douglas County without power at one point Sunday evening, according to a Westar Energy spokesperson.
Divorces and annulments
July 10, 2011 in print edition on A4
Divorces and annulments granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending July 9, 2011.
July 10, 2011 in print edition on A4
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending July 9, 2011.
July 10, 2011 in print edition on A4
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Infrared photo flight rescheduled for Monday
July 10, 2011
ficials have rescheduled the infrared survey mission photo flight for Monday because of high winds on Sunday. As part of the mission, a helicopter will fly over several county buildings twice on Monday, between 11:15 a.m. and 3 p.m., and 8:30 p.m to 11:30 p.m. The photos allow the county to survey the conditions of the roofs.
Child critically injured in bicycle accident in rural Douglas County
08:15 a.m., July 10, 2011 Updated 05:25 p.m.
A 13-year-old Maple Hill girl was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries after being hit while riding her bicycle near the intersection of East 1500 Road and North 1100 Road, south of Lawrence.
Lawrence tops 100 degrees; excessive heat warning expires
Heat advisory remains in place through Monday evening
12:31 a.m., July 10, 2011 Updated 11:57 p.m.
A heat advisory remains in effect for Douglas County until 8 p.m. Monday.
Comprehensive Rehabilitation loans available to homeowners
July 10, 2011
The city of Lawrence has funds available to lend to homeowners whose houses need foundation repair, wiring, plumbing, painting, roofing and minor interior repairs.
25 years ago: Demand outpaces supply at area food banks
July 10, 2011
The cupboards were nearly bare at the city’s food banks as demand had risen sharply in recent weeks.
40 years ago: Headquarters finds new home
July 10, 2011
The hassles of relocation and funding shortages had thrown some roadblocks in the way of Headquarters, but the organization was now back in business,
Rescheduled helicopter inspections to take place today
July 10, 2011 in print edition on A5
Douglas County officials will be conducting a rescheduled infrared mission today to survey the roofs of the following buildings:
Sporting KC extends streak
July 10, 2011
Omar Bravo scored on a header in the third minute of second-half stoppage time, lifting Sporting Kansas City to a 1-1 draw with Chivas USA on Saturday night.
Royals outslug Tigers
July 10, 2011
Chris Getz reached base three times. Melky Cabrera pushed his hitting streak to eight games. Alex Gordon belted a long three-run homer, and Billy Butler added three hits and a pair of RBIs.
Derek Jeter homers for hit No. 3,000
July 10, 2011 in print edition on B1
This was so Derek Jeter.
In the trenches: KU’s offensive line healthy, experienced
July 10, 2011 in print edition on B1
In 2010, Kansas University’s offensive line suffered a slew of injuries and watched as a handful of guys were forced to play out of position.
Garden Calendar: The art of good garden design
July 10, 2011
Garden design is truly an art, and east Lawrence resident Shari Head is a talented artist.
Former Jayhawk Terry Nooner hired by SIU
July 10, 2011 in print edition on B1
Former Kansas University basketball guard Terry Nooner recently was named assistant women’s basketball coach at Southern Illinois University.
Behind the Lens: A new way to look at photography
July 10, 2011
A Silicon Valley startup has developed a camera that captures more light, allowing images to be refocused after the fact.
Aging boomers strain cities built for the young
July 10, 2011 in print edition on C8
America’s cities are beginning to grapple with a fact of life: People are getting old, fast, and they’re doing it in communities designed for the sprightly.
U.S. push for Middle East peace talks floundering
July 10, 2011 in print edition on C8
The Obama administration’s furious efforts to relaunch stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks this summer are going nowhere, and a looming U.N. confrontation could further set back prospects for a negotiated settlement any time soon.
Engineers anticipating more levee failures along Missouri River
July 10, 2011 in print edition on C8
Several hundred thousand acres of rich Midwestern farmland and even some urban areas near the Missouri River are at risk of flooding this summer during months of historically high water that experts fear will overwhelm some levees, especially older ones.
Raising of flag marks ‘new dawn’ for South Sudan
July 10, 2011 in print edition on C8
South Sudan celebrated its first day as an independent nation Saturday, raising its flag before tens of thousands of cheering citizens elated to reach the end of a 50-year struggle.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
July 10, 2011 in print edition on A6
Road work planned the week of July 10, 2011.
Free State graduate to be featured on Travel Channel dance series
July 10, 2011
As Mariana Zylstra walked across the stage as a new graduate of Free State High School in 1999, she had no idea that she would become a professional dancer in Brazil. She and her husband, Slleyk, will be featured on Monday’s edition of “Dance the World” on the Travel Channel. The show airs at 9 p.m. on Knology Channel 67.
Cafeteria needs up for school board approval
July 10, 2011
Four new members of the Lawrence school board will get an opportunity to approve some new purchases to accommodate new students arriving at recently reconfigured schools for the upcoming school year
SRS obstacles
July 10, 2011 in print edition on A9
To the editor:
SRS options
July 10, 2011 in print edition on A9
To the editor:
Scheduled U.S. exit may doom Iraq
July 10, 2011 in print edition on A9
Does anyone remember Iraq?
Regents boost
Three new members appointed on Friday are a welcome shot in the arm for the Kansas Board of Regents.
July 10, 2011 in print edition on A9
It’s not likely to be business as usual at the Kansas Board of Regents now that Gov. Sam Brownback has made his first appointments to this extremely important board.
Lawrence police to get additional training on handling mental health-related calls
July 10, 2011 in print edition on A6
Lawrence police respond to a variety of mental health-related calls on a daily basis — everything from welfare checks to suicide attempts.
‘Enthusiasm’ returns for eighth season
July 10, 2011
A cause for celebration for many, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (9 p.m., HBO) returns for its eighth season. As we’ve come to expect from this series and the “Seinfeld” series that “Curb” star Larry David co-created, the comedy here is all about radical selfishness taken to absurd extremes. And if a theme emerges from these brilliantly small, tightly written minuets of pure silliness, it’s that selfish pursuits can sometimes result in moments of nobility — no matter how unintended.
Horoscopes for July 10
July 10, 2011
This year, you make a big difference wherever you choose to apply your energy. A deepening intuitive sense mixed with creativity guides you. If you are single, a magical quality emanates from you, attracting many. If you are attached, the two of you connect on an even deeper level. Scorpio is always interesting!
100 years ago: Farmer invents traveling mailbox for his home
July 10, 2011
“There is no running to the mail box at W. F. Elkins’ home, five miles west of Lawrence, on rural route No. 1.”
Veterans recall their experiences with Boeing B-29 bombers
Only still-flying Superfortress coming to Kansas July 15-17
July 10, 2011 in print edition on A1
Clyde Bysom was already working for Boeing building B-29 bombers in Wichita when he enlisted in the Air Force in 1944.