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16 things I’ve done: KU astronomy professor Barbara Anthony-Twarog
11:58 p.m., July 23, 2011 Updated 06:21 p.m. in print edition on A1
For my second installment in this ongoing series, I visited the office of Barbara Anthony-Twarog, a Kansas University professor of astronomy, and a member of the KU Women’s Hall of Fame.
Fire on Clare Court caused by smoking materials
July 23, 2011 in print edition on A5
Improper disposal of smoking materials was determined to have caused a two-alarm fire that damaged the exterior of a residence in the 1400 block of Clare Court Saturday.
Explosion on boat injures one, cause under investigation
July 23, 2011 in print edition on A5
The cause of an explosion that engulfed a boat on Perry Lake and injured one person Saturday afternoon is still under investigation.
Forum explores responses to loss of city’s SRS office
July 23, 2011 in print edition on A1
Lawrence residents and community leaders gathered Saturday to voice their opinions about the upcoming closure of the Lawrence SRS office.
City Commission agenda for July 26, 2011
July 23, 2011 in print edition on A7
City commissioners will review designs for a proposed Dillons store at 1740 Mass.
Lawrence music benefit planned for Reading tornado victims
July 23, 2011 in print edition on A7
An EF3 tornado is the third-highest in terms of intensity, consisting of winds up to 165 mph. On May 21, one crashed through the small community of Reading, 50 miles southwest of Lawrence, destroying more than 90 percent of the town, according to resident Melanie Dicks-Pritchard.
Troubled singer Amy Winehouse dead at 27
July 23, 2011 in print edition on A7
Singer Amy Winehouse was found dead Saturday at age 27 by ambulance crews called to her home in north London’s Camden area, a youth-culture mecca known for its music scene, its pubs — and the availability of illegal drugs.
Mortgages
July 23, 2011 in print edition on A8
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 71 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday
Around and about in local business
July 23, 2011 in print edition on A8
Kansas Wildscape Foundation recently named Lynn Gentine as director of development. Gentine will work to advance both development and outreach goals for the foundation.
Contracts, extensions may put new KU athletic director in tough spot
July 23, 2011 in print edition on A1
New Kansas University Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger may be limited in his ability to make certain coaching changes in the coming years because of contracts signed by former KU Athletic Director Lew Perkins.
Pump Patrol
July 23, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.59 at several stations.
Regulars return to Eudora CPA picnic
July 23, 2011 in print edition on A6
The heat may have affected the number of people who attended Eudora’s annual CPA picnic Friday evening, but it didn’t do much to discourage the ones who showed up.
Indoor Aquatic Center to close for 2 weeks
July 23, 2011 in print edition on A6
The city’s Indoor Aquatic Center will close for several weeks while crews conduct annual maintenance work on the facility at 4706 Overland Drive.
Brownback appoints grants administrator
July 23, 2011 in print edition on A6
Gov. Sam Brownback on Friday announced the appointment of Jennifer Cook as his administration’s federal grants program administrator.
Brownback names 6 new arts commissioners
July 23, 2011 in print edition on A6
Gov. Sam Brownback on Friday appointed six members to the Kansas Arts Commission, which he de-funded by veto, and repeated his vow to help raise private dollars to support the arts.
Excessive heat warning extended to Sunday evening; temperatures climb highest so far this year
July 23, 2011
Friday afternoon saw temperatures reach their highest point in the area this year, topping out at 103 degrees according to readings taken at the Lawrence Municipal Airport.
Veritas Christian School honor roll for spring 2011
July 23, 2011 in print edition on A4
Veritas Christian School has announced its second-semester honor rolls.
KU golfer Nate Barbee honored
July 23, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University golfer Nate Barbee was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar for the second straight year, as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
Lawrence golfers lose at Kansas Amateur
July 23, 2011
Three Lawrence golfers were knocked out of the Kansas Amateur Match Play Championship as the field was trimmed down to eight on Friday at Hallbrook Country Club.
Royals regroup for win
July 23, 2011
While the Kansas City Royals’ offense was at its best, the momentum changed in the first inning when Luke Hochevar worked out of a big-time mess.
Chiefs’ owner: Proposed deal good for all
July 23, 2011
Sharing a sports complex with the Kansas City Royals has given Clark Hunt a firsthand look at a system that favors the rich.
Top hoops recruit Shabazz Muhammad impresses in Vegas
July 23, 2011 in print edition on B1
Wearing his trademark gold shoes, Shabazz Muhammad was easy to spot Friday morning at the adidas Super 64 AAU basketball tournament held at Rancho High School in Las Vegas.
Henderson State to induct KU offensive line coach J.B. Grimes into Hall of Honor
July 23, 2011 in print edition on B1
Throughout his football playing life, Kansas University offensive line coach J.B. Grimes got used to being the guy who looked a little out of place at his position.
Ohio State not charged with failure to monitor
July 23, 2011 in print edition on B2
The NCAA has told Ohio State that it won’t face the most severe charges possible in the memorabilia-for-cash and tattoos scandal that cost football coach Jim Tressel his job.
Auburn-’Bama rivalry out of hand
July 23, 2011 in print edition on B2
Welcome to Alabama-Auburn, where the rivalry sometimes really is more important than life and death.
NFL on hold as players study deal
July 23, 2011 in print edition on B2
Today was supposed to be the start of training camp for the Rams. But the field sits empty — for how long remains uncertain. That’s because although NFL owners approved terms of a new labor agreement Thursday, the NFL Players Association isn’t there yet.
City golf field not lacking
July 23, 2011 in print edition on B1
Conrad Roberts, winner of the past five Lawrence Amateur Golf Association’s city tournaments, isn’t in the field, and neither is his talented friend Tyler Cummins. Instead, they entered the 101st Kansas Amateur, the Kansas Golf Association’s signature event.
Poor decisions
July 23, 2011 in print edition on A7
We must adapt to change and make intelligent decisions in order to prosper and grow. All of us (and our elected officials) should be held accountable for the decisions we or they make. There is no shame in admitting when we make a poor decision. Once we admit that we made a mistake, corrective action must be taken in order to move forward.
Help at hand
July 23, 2011 in print edition on A7
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said it’s necessary to pay a Wichita law firm $300 an hour to “supplement the state’s resources,” because his office is overwhelmed with work.
DEET data
July 23, 2011 in print edition on A7
Tuesday’s article suggesting everyone use DEET-based insect repellent is very concerning. Let’s review the Material Safety Data Sheet for this chemical: Hazard Code is listed as “harmful.” Safety statement says: “Avoid release to the environment.” The hazard statements include warnings for “harmful if swallowed,” “skin irritation” and “serious eye irritation” and also describe DEET as “harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects.”
House should dare Obama to veto debt plan
July 23, 2011 in print edition on A7
The debt ceiling looms. Confusion reigns. Schemes abound. We are deep in a hole with, as of now, only three ways out: the McConnell plan, the G6 plan and the Half-Trillion plan.
Club news for July 23, 2011
July 23, 2011
The University Bridge Club announces results of its July 16 meeting with hosts Dan and Carolyn Harden.
Around and About for July 23, 2011
July 23, 2011
Thelma Hemphill Evans celebrates her 101st birthday on Sunday.
LAGA city tourney title up for grabs
July 23, 2011 in print edition on B1
In the last five years, only one man has won the open championship flight at the Lawrence Amateur Golf Association city tournament: Conrad Roberts. But this year, Roberts isn’t in the field.
Horoscope for July 23
July 23, 2011
This year, you express a great deal of concern for others. Many of you will become involved in a key heartfelt cause. Others will be leaders in their field. No matter what comes down, you seem to know what to do. If you are single, you could meet someone of significance through your work. If you are attached, share more of your away-from-home life.
ABC reviews first movie of ‘Potter’ series
July 23, 2011
ABC invites every Harry Potter fan who isn’t out at the multiplex watching the new Harry Potter movie to return to the beginning with the 2001 fantasy “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (7 p.m., ABC). Elsewhere in the ABC/Disney firmament, you can catch another franchised favorite, “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” (7 p.m., ABC Family).
Faith Forum: What’s your favorite place for prayer?
July 23, 2011
The Rev. Gary Teske and Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel answer.
100 years ago: Advertisements address household needs and women’s ‘agonies’
July 23, 2011
“A Poor Weak Woman, as she is termed, will endure bravely and patiently agonies which a strong man would give way under.”
25 years ago: Downtown’s 600 block declared ‘blighted’
July 23, 2011
Acting on a recommendation of the Urban Renewal Agency, the Lawrence City Commission announced the 600 block of downtown met a majority of statutory requirements to be declared “blighted.”
40 years ago: AG Vern Miller hides in car trunk, tackles suspect in course of drug raid
July 23, 2011
Officials were expressing satisfaction with the results of the Wichita raid, during which Miller had hidden in the trunk of an undercover agent’s car.