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Resource officer at South Middle School wins state award
July 21, 2011 in print edition on A4
Colleagues say Lawrence police officer Myrone Grady, who has worked at South Middle School since 2008, is perhaps best known for dropping his work and making himself available to students and parents whenever they need him.
Douglas County Senior Services providing low-cost lunches
July 21, 2011 in print edition on A4
Lawrence senior citizens can find a hearty meal around lunchtime at the Douglas County Senior Services building, 745 Vt.
Churches, Salvation Army planning two ‘tent revival’ worship events
July 21, 2011 in print edition on A2
Milton Scott, chairman of the executive board at the Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church, sees the tough times some in his congregation are going through.
Local officials continue efforts to prevent closure of SRS office
July 21, 2011 in print edition on A1
Local officials said Thursday they are continuing their efforts to get Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration to reverse its decision to shut down the Lawrence office of the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.
KU QB Brock Berglund to appear in court Monday; lawyer releases statement
05:03 p.m., July 21, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Court officials confirmed Thursday afternoon that Kansas University quarterback Brock Berglund, a freshman from Highlands Ranch, Colo., who has been charged with third-degree assault in his home state, has a court appearance scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Monday in Castle Rock, Colo.
Wellington offers incentives for new residents
July 21, 2011
Officials in the south-central Kansas community of Wellington are hoping to grow the population with a series of incentives for newcomers.
1 person dead after 2 shot in Topeka
July 21, 2011
Topeka police are searching for a suspect in a shooting that left one woman dead and another injured.
Heat drives people underground, to Hutchinson salt museum
July 21, 2011
The excessive heat is driving some people underground in Hutchinson.
Kansas firefighter charged with looting in Joplin
July 21, 2011
The Jasper County prosecutor has charged one Kansas firefighter with stealing after the May 22 tornado.
Wichita plant accidentally releases chemicals into Little Arkansas River
July 21, 2011
Officials at a Wichita treatment plant are trying to determine how 2,300 gallons of chemicals were released into the Little Arkansas River.
Gov. Brownback awards grants to domestic violence groups
July 21, 2011
Gov. Sam Brownback is distributing $5.7 million in federal and state funds to Kansas domestic violence groups.
Hutchinson Raceway Park is closed, put up for sale after low summer attendance
July 21, 2011
With attendance wilting because of a struggling economy and extreme heat this summer, the owner of the Hutchinson Raceway Park has decided to close the track and put it up for sale.
Excessive heat starts eastward trek
July 21, 2011
Hot weather that has plagued the Plains for days spread eastward Thursday, blanketing several more states under a sizzling sun that made people sick, shut down summer schools and spurred cities to offer cooling centers and free swimming.
Suspect in Great Bend girl’s death to get new hearing
July 21, 2011
The suspect in last year’s killing of a central Kansas girl will get a new preliminary hearing as prosecutors amend the charges against him.
Kansas Guardsman accused of aiding Liberian soldier
July 21, 2011
A Kansas National Guard member who served in Liberia has been charged with helping an AWOL Liberian soldier commit visa fraud in a case the government contends posed a potential security risk to the United States.
KU men’s basketball to play four Big Monday games
02:25 p.m., July 21, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Kansas men’s basketball team will play on ESPN’s Big Monday four times during the 2011-12 season, the Big 12 announced Thursday.
Driver enters no-contest plea in December robbery near downtown
KCK woman agrees to testify against two co-defendants
July 21, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 21-year-old Kansas City, Kan., woman was convicted after a plea Thursday in connection with a December robbery near downtown Lawrence.
Westar says it can’t comply with EPA’s new pollution rules
July 21, 2011 in print edition on A4
It will be “impossible” for the state’s largest electric company to comply with new federal pollution regulations scheduled to take effect in January, Westar Energy’s top air-quality official said.
Event featuring U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins canceled
11:28 a.m., July 21, 2011 Updated 06:08 p.m. in print edition on A5
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce leaders announced Thursday afternoon they had canceled an appearance by Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., Monday morning at the Kansas University School of Pharmacy.
Police ask for public’s help in identifying man who robbed Kwik Shop early Thursday morning
11:15 a.m., July 21, 2011 Updated 12:24 p.m. in print edition on A3
Lawrence police are investigating a reported armed robbery that occurred at 3:30 a.m. Thursday at Kwik Shop, 845 Miss.
Town Talk: LHS student to invite Obama to speak at Lawrence; former Talbots space close to landing major retail tenant; Sports Dome questions; new office for Downtown Lawrence
July 21, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County:
Ex-Kansas AG Phill Kline defends conduct in abortion cases
07:38 a.m., July 21, 2011 Updated 06:40 p.m.
Former Kansas prosecutor Phill Kline told a state ethics panel Thursday that an allegation that he misled a Kansas City-area grand jury investigating an abortion clinic rests on “mass confusion” about what he and his subordinates told the group.
Kansas’ U.S. senators considering debt ceiling proposals
July 21, 2011
Republican Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran of Kansas say any proposal to raise the federal debt ceiling must have tax-reform provisions they say will stimulate the economy.
Crowds descend on downtown Lawrence for hotter, stickier version of annual Sidewalk Sale
06:06 a.m., July 21, 2011 Updated 06:16 p.m. in print edition on A1
As usual, Urban Outfitters was one of the most popular places in the early morning hours. In fact, there were reports of some shoppers camped out near the store as early as 4 a.m., waiting to get the best deals.
Heard on the Hill: Civil rights lawyer to speak at KU next week; KU political science prof gets quoted in USA Today; college leaders argue against cuts to Pell Grants
July 21, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
If debt deal near, Obama would OK stopgap measure
July 21, 2011 in print edition on A7
Running out of time, President Barack Obama softened his stand and signaled Wednesday he would back a short-term deal to prevent a disastrous financial default on Aug. 2, but only if a larger and still elusive deficit-cutting agreement was essentially in place. He called lawmakers to the White House in a scramble to find enough votes from both Republicans and his own party.
American Airlines orders planes from Boeing, Airbus
July 21, 2011 in print edition on A7
American Airlines is revamping its fleet with a record order for at least 460 new jets, a move it says will save fuel and give passengers a quieter, more comfortable ride.
Hemenway fully retired from KU, no longer on payroll
July 21, 2011 in print edition on A1
Two years after the Kansas Board of Regents reached an agreement with three outgoing university chief executives, retired Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway has fully retired from the university and is no longer on the payroll, university officials confirmed.
Condition update
July 21, 2011 in print edition on A4
Two Lawrence men who were injured in separate motorcycle accidents Monday on U.S. Highway 40 west of Lawrence have both been treated and released from Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka.
Poem by poet laureate of Kansas centers on closure of Lawrence SRS office
July 21, 2011 in print edition on A5
The planned closure of the state welfare office in Lawrence has become the subject of a poem by the poet laureate of Kansas, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg.
Police find robbery suspect
July 21, 2011 in print edition on A4
Police have found a man in Leavenworth who is a suspect in what was originally reported as a strong-armed robbery that occurred Wednesday morning near Seventh and Michigan streets in Lawrence.
Eudora woman injured in 1-vehicle accident
July 21, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 21-year-old Eudora woman has been released from the hospital after a one-vehicle accident Tuesday night south of Eudora.
KU student defrauded
July 21, 2011 in print edition on A4
A KU student reported that she had been defrauded.
Pump Patrol
July 21, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.49 at several stations.
Douglas County Commission considers proposal to annex property at northwestern edge of Lawrence into city
July 21, 2011 in print edition on A3
A 67-acre patch of rural property at the northwestern edge of Lawrence someday could become the new home for a major warehouse, a manufacturing plant or some other industrial operation.
K.C. outlasts Chisox, 2-1 in 11 innings
July 21, 2011
Sergio Santos threw a wild pitch in the 11th inning that allowed Alex Gordon to score the winning run for the Kansas City Royals in a 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
Sporting KC ties Newcastle United
July 21, 2011 in print edition on B10
Sporting Kansas City missed out on several decent scoring chances, including two in a span of a couple minutes of the second half, and played Premier League club Newcastle United to a 0-0 draw on a brutally hot Wednesday night.
Royals trade infielder Wilson Betemit to Tigers
July 21, 2011 in print edition on B10
The Detroit Tigers have acquired veteran infielder Wilson Betemit from the Kansas City Royals for two Class-A prospects
Our Town Sports
July 21, 2011 in print edition on B3
Lawrence swim team and lessons: Ad Astra Area Aquatics is a competitive year-round swim team that offers practices for ages 6-18 throughout the week. AAAA is always accepting new members. For information, visit or call Patrick at 331-6940.
Texas talks Longhorn Network
July 21, 2011 in print edition on B3
Texas officials talked with Big 12 athletic directors and presidents this week about the upcoming launch of the Longhorn Network in hopes of calming fears that it gives the Longhorns an unfair advantage over their rivals.
Oklahoma picked No. 1 in Big 12 preseason football poll; KU last
July 21, 2011 in print edition on B1
Losing a couple of teams in the offseason apparently has done nothing to change the landscape of the race for the Big 12 football title.
Jayhawks’ schedule not kind
July 21, 2011 in print edition on B1
We’re approaching the end of July — like it or not — and now is the time that many fans start seriously scouting the season ahead and gearing up to make their predictions that can make or break their status as true sports fans with their friends.
KU hoops coach Bill Self hitting recruiting trail
July 21, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self maintained a rather hectic schedule during the first 10 days of the July basketball recruiting period.
Debt history
July 21, 2011 in print edition on A8
While the Republican leadership is pressing President Obama to make draconian cuts in social services to strike a deal on raising the debt ceiling, they seem to have forgotten some GOP actions in the recent past.
Attitude issue
July 21, 2011 in print edition on A8
The street repairs around town, while certainly needed, have unnecessarily disrupted many businesses and homeowners.
For all of us
July 21, 2011 in print edition on A8
Toward the end of the rally in support of keeping our local SRS office open last Saturday, Sen. Tom Holland asked those who are the beneficiaries of SRS services to come to the front as he strummed and sang Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” with the crowd.
Tow troubles
State and local officials should seek additional ways to protect consumers from unreasonable charges from towing companies.
July 21, 2011 in print edition on A8
Motorists with cars that have broken down or been involved in an accident need to get their vehicles off the street and towed for repairs. But whom do you call for a tow in Douglas County?
U.S. ponders strategy to support Syria
July 21, 2011 in print edition on A8
As the Obama administration steps up its support for regime change in Syria, the Arab Spring is moving into what could be its hottest phase. The puzzle is how to help the Syrian opposition gain power without foreign military intervention — and without triggering sectarian massacres inside the country.
25 years ago: Lawrence residents claim to have seen lion
July 21, 2011
Several people attending a party in the 700 block of Connecticut had reported to police that they had spotted a female lion at about 1 a.m.
40 years ago: KBI officials, AG conduct 14 overnight drug raids in Kansas
July 21, 2011
At least 46 persons were in custody after 14 early-morning drug raids in 14 Kansas cities.
Journal-World staff Big 12 football preseason picks
July 21, 2011 in print edition on B1
The following is a breakdown of how Journal-World staffers Matt Tait, Tom Keegan, Jesse Newell and Eric Sorrentino see things shaking out in the Big 12 this season.
100 years ago: Doctor removes needle from patient’s hand
July 21, 2011
“Dr. Simmons yesterday removed a needle from the hand of Miss Agnes Gray.”
Horoscope for July 21
July 21, 2011
This year, you greet many new possibilities professionally. However, putting so much effort into work or community commitments will take away from your personal life. If you are single, you meet people easily, as you have a high profile. If you are attached, do your best to bring your sweetie into your outside activities. ARIES knows how to get you motivated.
CW recycles ‘Plain Jane’ from last summer
July 21, 2011
If, as they say, half of life is just showing up, the CW is in trouble. It’s decided not to show up at all and to rebroadcast summer filler from last July! What if CBS decided to repeat last year’s “Big Brother”? Would anybody watch? Maybe the CW figured nobody watched its shows in the first place.ˇ