Archive for Sunday, July 17, 2011

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Rescue teams remove fifteen from Kansas River after search, none injured
07:57 p.m., July 17, 2011 Updated 10:31 p.m.
According to Lawrence Douglas County Fire-Medical division chief Joe Hoelscher, a total of 15 people have been found and removed from the Kansas River. None of them were injured. Rescue crews had originally conducted a search for just five teenagers after they had not contacted their parents.
Woman found after police issue ‘Silver Alert’
03:44 p.m., July 17, 2011 Updated 05:31 p.m.
Lawrence Police have located a 61-year-old Lawrence woman who had been missing since early Sunday morning. Police on Sunday afternoon issued a “Silver Alert” for Doris “Helga” Wycoff — who has dementia and Alzheimer’s — after she went missing from her son’s home.
Soph Conner Frankamp commits to KU hoops
01:43 p.m., July 17, 2011 Updated 12:46 a.m. in print edition on B1
Conner Frankamp, a 6-foot-0, 160-pound junior-to-be from Wichita North High School, announced his oral commitment to play basketball at Kansas University on Sunday.
Excessive heat warning continues for third day
July 17, 2011
For the third day in a row, Lawrence and northeast Kansas are sweating it out under an excessive heat warning.
Group raises money for Hyatt skywalk collapse memorial
July 17, 2011 in print edition on A1
In a city of memorials — to wars, firefighters, the Eagle Scouts, musicians and athletes — there is none yet to remind people of the hundreds of lives lost and scarred by one of the nation’s worst structural disasters: the 1981 skywalk collapse at Kansas City’s Hyatt Regency Hotel.
Troops march in San Diego’s gay pride parade
July 17, 2011 in print edition on C8
About 200 active-duty troops and veterans wearing T-shirts advertising their branch of service marched Saturday in San Diego’s gay pride parade with American flags and rainbow banners, marking what is believed to be the first time a military contingent has participated in such an event in the U.S.
Gulf oil spill cleanup turns up trove of Native American relics
July 17, 2011 in print edition on C8
Cleanup after the BP oil spill has turned up dozens of sites where archaeologists are finding human and animal bones, pottery and primitive weapons left behind by pre-historic Indian settlements — a trove of new clues about the Gulf Coast’s mound dwellers more than 1,300 years ago.
Towing can chain drivers to huge fees
Pricing for services varied, unregulated
July 17, 2011 in print edition on A1
You get in an accident in Douglas County and a tow truck arrives and hooks up your vehicle, cleans the scene and tows it to its company lot. Call the next day — and surprise — for some services it’ll cost you $800 or more to claim your vehicle. Outraged? Tough luck, it’s legal.
Los Angeles avoids feared ‘Carmageddon’ traffic jam
July 17, 2011 in print edition on C8
Southern Californians appeared Saturday to be willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to avoid the dreaded “Carmageddon” — leaving their cars in the garage.
Rupert Murdoch in ad tells United Kingdom: ‘We are sorry’
July 17, 2011 in print edition on C8
“We are sorry” the full-page ad began Saturday, as Rupert Murdoch tried to halt a phone-hacking scandal that has claimed two of his top executives with a gesture of atonement and promises to right the wrongs committed by his now-shuttered tabloid, News of the World
31st St. closing Monday for repairs, repaving
July 17, 2011 in print edition on A1
A busy section of 31st Street will be closed for more than two weeks beginning Monday, redirecting thousands of Lawrence commuters.
Soaring temperatures lead to water restrictions in Kansas
July 17, 2011 in print edition on A10
Triple-digit temperatures have led some Kansas communities to start restricting water usage and have left many farmers unable to pump enough from wells to satisfy thirsty crops.
100 years ago: Baseball player injured in bicycle accident
July 17, 2011
As Charles Hughes was riding down Mississippi street last night returning from the ball game at McCook field, the front wheel of his bicycle gave way and he was thrown to the pavement.
40 years ago: Fire causes damages at KU’s Oliver Hall
July 17, 2011
A fire of unknown origin caused about $500 in damages, mostly to furniture, on the fifth-floor lounge of Oliver Hall on the Kansas University campus.
Garden Calendar: Curves and lines
July 17, 2011
The symmetric circles of Lawrence residents Richard and Amy Wendt’s flagstone patio, water feature and outdoor fireplace offer an outstanding example of curves and hardscape that make the landscape greater.
Nathan gets save; Twins top K.C.
July 17, 2011 in print edition on B3
Joe Nathan entered in a save situation Saturday night and received a rousing ovation from the hometown crowd.
U.S. women interesting to men, too
July 17, 2011
They got me. One afternoon, on a sunny Sunday when a trip to the ballpark would be more routine, I will actually flip on the TV and watch, live from Germany … women’s soccer.
Sporting K.C. plays Dynamo to draw
July 17, 2011 in print edition on B2
Aurelien Collin scored late in the second half, and Sporting Kansas City extended its unbeaten streak to 11 games with a 1-1 draw against the undermanned Houston Dynamo on Saturday night.
Former Jayhawk Scott Russell breaks Canadian javelin record
July 17, 2011 in print edition on B4
Former Kansas University javelin thrower Scott Russell broke his 6-year-old Canadian national record in the event last week at the Toronto International Track and Field Games.
Tom Watson shines in stormy weather at British Open
July 17, 2011 in print edition on B4
Amid the 30 mph winds and horizontal rainstorms that wreaked havoc at Royal St. George’s on Saturday, one man with nearly 40 years of links experience stood tall.
Gary Woodland drops at British Open
July 17, 2011 in print edition on B1
Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland shot a 4-over-par 74 in the British Open on Saturday.
Former Jayhawks honor Neil Dougherty
July 17, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas University basketball players and coaches past and present were among the hundreds who packed Sacred Heart Church on Saturday morning for the funeral Mass of former Jayhawk assistant Neil Dougherty.
KU tight-end combo: Mundine will add excitement to Biere’s consistency
July 17, 2011 in print edition on B1
For two straight springs, there has been one guy on the Kansas University football team whose name would pop up just about every time KU coach Turner Gill was asked by the media which players stood out to him the most. That player is senior tight end Tim Biere.
Bumpy road looking pretty good now for U.S.
July 17, 2011 in print edition on B1
The bumpy, windy road got the Americans right where they wanted to go all along.
25 years ago: North Lawrence man grows unusually large tomato
July 17, 2011
Lloyd Milham, 633 Maple, had grown a possibly record-setting tomato in his North Lawrence back yard.
Big decision on KU Medical Center leadership to follow review
July 17, 2011 in print edition on A3
Some time in the next several days, Kansas University School of Medicine faculty members will be receiving forms from KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little’s office asking them to fill out a performance review questionnaire on Barbara Atkinson, executive dean of the School of Medicine and Executive Vice Chancellor.
Darren Clarke avoids weather, in lead at British Open
July 17, 2011 in print edition on B1
Darren Clarke escaped the worst of the raging weather Saturday in the British Open, leaving him far less traffic on his unlikely road to a claret jug.Darren Clarke escaped the worst of the raging weather Saturday in the British Open, leaving him far less traffic on his unlikely road to a claret jug.
SRS obstacles
July 17, 2011 in print edition on A9
To the editor:
Teacher bonus
July 17, 2011
To the editor:
Jobs don’t match workers’ skills
July 17, 2011 in print edition on A9
It is a time of universal discontent in the United States. Politicians talk a lot but do little of substance, with every move seemingly designed to assure their re-election.
Karzai’s brother put focus on Pakistan
July 17, 2011 in print edition on A9
Ahmed Wali Karzai’s life and death sum up perfectly the Afghan trap in which America is caught.
Street progress
Summer street construction is never fun, but it’s a sign the city is making real progress on some long-overdue projects.
July 17, 2011 in print edition on A9
“Stop and go” may be the unofficial slogan of Lawrence this summer. Motorists who drive the city’s streets know what we’re talking about.
Boomer Girl Diary: Dog day blues
July 17, 2011
With the heat index tipping 110, Cathy Hamilton finding it difficult to keep a sunny disposition.
Crimson, blue and green all over: The KU Center for Design Research
Open house showcases innovative building
July 17, 2011 in print edition on A1
Recent Kansas University architecture graduate Sarah Brengarth showed off the environmentally friendly features of the restrooms at the open house Saturday for the Center for Design Research building.
Horoscopes for July 17
July 17, 2011
This year, you experience a lack of intellectual flow with key people. Perhaps the words are different, but know that a common thread exists with issues and a concept. Single Moon Children might yearn for a relationship that could knock their socks off, wanting one person and one person only. If you are attached, you and your sweetie need to agree to disagree. Pisces encourages more daydreaming.
Breaking Bad’ back in lineup
July 17, 2011
Not unlike Charlie Brown’s attempts to fly a kite or kick a football with Lucy’s help, every summer I return to a new season of “Breaking Bad” (9 p.m., AMC) and wonder, just what do other critics and Emmy voters see in this show that I can’t?