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Hundreds rally against closing SRS office
July 16, 2011 in print edition on A3
Ray Cho, of Lawrence, works at a local engineering firm, somewhat removed from the social services community. But he said he values the services provided by the Lawrence branch of the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, and he joined hundreds Saturday morning to protest the local office’s announced closure.
Washington gets a dose of kitchen-table economics
July 16, 2011 in print edition on A8
The debt crisis has brought the government to the “kitchen table” to do something that hard-pressed families do routinely, which is tear their hair out over how to pay the bills. Pawn the family jewelry? Emptying gold reserves at Fort Knox and other repositories could raise a very handy $400 billion.
Around and about in local business
July 16, 2011 in print edition on A7
Local business news the week ending July 16, 2011.
Congress seeks debt solution, Obama goes to public
July 16, 2011 in print edition on A7
Racing the debt clock, Congress is working on dual tracks while President Barack Obama appeals to the public in hopes of influencing a deal that talks have failed to produce so far.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
July 16, 2011 in print edition on A6
Roadwork planned for the week of July 17, 2011.
State seeks to amend charges in Great Bend teen’s death
July 16, 2011 in print edition on A5
Prosecutors are seeking to amend the charges filed against the man accused of killing a 14-year-old Great Bend girl whose burned body was found at an asphalt plant.
Lawrence Police Department online maps detail accidents, calls, citations
July 16, 2011 in print edition on A4
A new set of maps on the Lawrence Police Department’s website provide residents with a snapshot of vehicle accidents, service calls officers respond to and citations issued.
Leavenworth man injured in three-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 24-40
July 16, 2011
A 23-year-old Leavenworth man was involved in a three-car accident on U.S. Highway 24-40 Saturday afternoon about six miles southwest of Tonganoxie.
Man pleads to pair of 1981 rapes that sent Fort Riley soldier to prison
July 16, 2011
A New York City man charged with raping two women in Kansas 20 years ago has pleaded no contest in one case and guilty in the other.
Marijuana left at Goodwill drop box
July 16, 2011 in print edition on A7
There was a little extra buzz Saturday morning at the Lawrence Goodwill, 2200 W. 31st St. A store employee found a container with a small amount of marijuana in a donation drop box at the store around 8 a.m.
‘Dangerously hot weather’ endures, as weather service extends excessive heat warning to Friday
July 16, 2011
The National Weather Service calls for a high today of 99 degrees, as the Lawrence area toils under an excessive heat warning that has been extended once again — this time until at least 7 p.m. Friday.
Lawrence kayaker drowns in Kansas River in Topeka
07:34 a.m., July 16, 2011 Updated 02:35 p.m. in print edition on A3
The body of a drowned Lawrence kayaker was found by authorities Friday afternoon in the Kansas River, according to the Associated Press. Ryan L. Moore, 36, was found downstream in the river, near the city’s water treatment plant, according to media reports.
Down on the farm, investors see big potential
July 16, 2011 in print edition on A8
Braden Janowski has never planted seeds or brought in a harvest. He doesn’t even own overalls.
2 top News. Corp. executives resign
July 16, 2011 in print edition on A8
The News Corp. phone-hacking scandal claimed two high-ranking executives running the company’s U.S. and British operations as Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch tried to stem the fallout from a growing crisis he had been downplaying.
In debt talks, Obama calls for ‘something big’
July 16, 2011 in print edition on A7
Struggling to avert an unprecedented national default, congressional leaders jettisoned negotiations on a sweeping deficit-reduction package Friday despite a plea from President Barack Obama to “do something big” to stabilize America’s finances.
Breeze-blown Monroe unveiled in Windy City
July 16, 2011 in print edition on A7
Marilyn Monroe’s billowing skirt shows it’s possible to catch a nice breeze in the Windy City.
West Junior High Honor Roll for spring 2011
July 16, 2011 in print edition on A6
West Junior High School has announced its second-semester honor rolls.
Central Junior High Honor Roll for spring 2011
July 16, 2011 in print edition on A6
Central Junior High School has announced its second-semester honor rolls.
Lawrence man reports stolen Apple Macbook Pro laptop
July 16, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 27-year-old Lawrence man reported to police Thursday that someone stole his Apple MacBook Pro laptop computer valued at $1,600 and a black iPod valued at $200 in a burglary that occurred overnight in his residence in the 100 block of Pine Cone Drive.
Area company with Lawrence, KU ties sells Garden of Eden in Lucas to help save it
July 16, 2011 in print edition on A5
An area company is getting out of the Garden of Eden business, its leaders confident that the project born more than a century ago will grow in popularity and stature.
City Commission agenda for July 19, 2011
City asked to consider applying for healthy-foods grant
July 16, 2011 in print edition on A2
City commissioners will be asked to apply for a grant that would create a program to improve residents’ access to healthy foods.
Man enters pleas to pair of 1981 rapes
July 16, 2011 in print edition on A4
A New York City man charged with raping two women in Kansas 20 years ago has pleaded no contest in one case and guilty in the other.
Rural Bonner Springs woman fined for littering tea bottles in same man’s yard nearly every day for 2 years
July 16, 2011 in print edition on A1
If Carole Green weren’t a creature of, perhaps even a slave to, habit, she may not have been fined $1,000 on Friday for littering.
Hemenway and others played key roles for KU Hospital
July 16, 2011 in print edition on A3
Earlier this week, Kansas University Hospital officials hosted their first Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Celebration. The Kansas City affair was not a fundraising event but rather an opportunity to tell the history of the hospital and to honor several individuals and companies who have played a significant role in the hospital’s relatively recent and tremendous climb in excellence and national recognition.
Around and About for July 16, 2011
July 16, 2011
The Lawrence Accredited Music Teachers will present summer piano recitals at 2:15 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold Drive.
Club news for July 16, 2011
July 16, 2011
The University Bridge Club announces results of its July 9 meeting with hosts Rhetta Jo Noever and Bonnie Haney.
4-H and FCE news for July 16, 2011
July 16, 2011
The Stull Busy Beavers met June 13 at the Stull United Methodist Church Faith and Friendship Center.
Military news for July 16, 2011
July 16, 2011
The USS Mount McKinley Assn. will have its 23rd annual reunion Sept. 11-15 in Cincinnati for veterans of all branches of the military and associate members who served on the Amphibious Force Flagship, USS Mount McKinley AGC/LCC-7 and associate members from the Flagship Alliance group who served on one of the other AGCs during their years of commissioned service.
Scouting news for July 16, 2011
July 16, 2011
Members of Boy Scout Troop 64 of Eudora spent the week of June 19-25 at Camp Naish near Bonner Springs.
Records: Tressel had history of compliance issues
July 16, 2011 in print edition on B2
Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel was told by the school that he did a poor job of self-reporting NCAA violations years before he failed to tell his bosses that players were selling championship rings and other Buckeyes memorabilia, a cover-up that cost him his job.
Commentary: Deal means less money for NFL players
July 16, 2011 in print edition on B2
There will be football in 2011.
NFL, players: we’re making progress
July 16, 2011 in print edition on B2
Noting that “progress has been made,” NFL owners and players wrapped up a round of intensive talks Friday without a full agreement to end the league’s four-month lockout, but determined to keep pushing over the weekend.
Kansas golfers 3,4 at Women’s Amateur
July 16, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University graudated senior Jennifer Clark finished third, while KU junior-to-be Audrey Yowell took fourth at the Kansas Women’s Golf Association Amateur Championship this week at Turkey Creek.
Sluggers split in Cincinnati
July 16, 2011 in print edition on B3
The Kansas City Sluggers split a pair of games on Friday in the championship bracket of the 18-U Premier World Series.
Royals take lumps as they grow up
July 16, 2011 in print edition on B3
Just about every locker in the Royals’ clubhouse has some kind of memento from the first half of the season. Lineup cards from a major league debut, framed in plush velvet and expensive wood. The ball from a first hit, carefully mounted in a custom shadow box. Evidence of success — and the fact Kansas City remains among the youngest teams in baseball.
Hosmer’s homer lifts Royals, 2-1, over Twins
July 16, 2011 in print edition on B3
Matt Capps insisted there’s no difference to him, pitching on the road or at his home ballpark.
Gary Woodland (barely) makes British Open cut
July 16, 2011 in print edition on B1
Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland barely made the cut at Friday’s British Open in Sandwich, England.
Clarke, Glover share lead after two rounds at British Open
July 16, 2011 in print edition on B1
Darren Clarke marched along bumpy fairways on a wild ride at Royal St. George’s that was filled with blunders and brilliance, and one final birdie that brought the kind of ovation he had not heard in a decade at the British Open.
25 years ago: 19th-century author of ‘Faust’ targeted for Republican fund-raiser
July 16, 2011
A glitch in a computer-generated mailing list had caused a figure from the German literary world to be solicited by the Republican Party here in the United States.
40 years ago: Stranded travelers earn gas money in Lawrence
July 16, 2011
A front-page photo featured Nancy Abuza and Gena Simpson, two summer travelers who had run out of gas (and gas money) while traveling through the area.
Perry Ellis draws heavy attention on recruiting circuit
July 16, 2011 in print edition on B1
For the second straight summer, Wichita Heights senior-to-be Perry Ellis is drawing a lot of attention on the July recruiting circuit.
100 years ago: Orchestra at park for dancing, roller skating
July 16, 2011
The park management has announced a new list of attractions at Woodland Park to begin next week.
British Open Notebook: Ageless wonder Tom Watson aces hole No. 6
July 16, 2011 in print edition on B6
Tom Watson refuses to be a ceremonial player, especially when it comes to the British Open. He showed what he was talking about Friday when he quickly turned things around with a hole-in-one on the sixth hole.
United States, Japan have contrasting styles of play
July 16, 2011 in print edition on B6
With two World Cup titles and three Olympic gold medals, the United States has history on its side in Sunday’s final against Japan.
Safety nets: McDougald, Terry offer upside, chemistry in secondary
July 16, 2011 in print edition on B1
Just as it’s important for a football team to have a good rapport between its quarterback and his wide receivers or the head coach and his offensive coordinator, the same can be said for any squad’s safeties. Kansas University has that in the relationship between projected starters Bradley McDougald and Keeston Terry.
Founders’ faith
July 16, 2011 in print edition on A9
To the editor:
Fiscal abuse
July 16, 2011 in print edition on A9
To the editor:
Tax relief
July 16, 2011 in print edition on A9
To the editor:
Economy priority
July 16, 2011 in print edition on A9
To the editor:
House GOP should call Obama’s bluff
July 16, 2011 in print edition on A9
President Obama is demanding a big long-term budget deal. He won’t sign anything less, he warns, asking, “If not now, when?”
Horoscope for July 16
July 16, 2011
This year, focus on the quality of your most important relationships and what is really important to you. Don’t get caught up in the trivial. Work with a partner or trusted friend who supports you in realizing this goal. If you are single, you will miss being coupled up, though you are likely to meet a very special person. Aquarius comes through for you.
HGTV continues image makeover
July 16, 2011
Reality television used to be about teaching us how do stuff like renovating bathrooms or sanding drywall. Now it’s mostly about watching other people spend money and inviting us to hate, envy or pity reality stars like the Kardashians, “Real Housewives” or the “Jersey Shore” clique of tanning bed casualties.
Faith Forum: How would your faith help you answer the age-old question, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”
July 16, 2011
The Rev. Shannah McAleer and the Rev. Josh Longbottom answer.