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Archive for Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
Many families over the years have taken photos of KU graduates on campus during commencement weekend, including this family, who chose Strong Hall as the backdrop for their photo. Introducing the Dear Lawrence community photo project: We need your help!
July 13, 2011
A few weeks back I was scrolling through Facebook and came across a link to the Dear Photograph project which was shared by several of my friends. If you haven’t seen it yet, go to dearphotograph.com. It’s worth a long look. What it involves is people bringing old photographs to the exact locations where they were initially shot however many years ago. Then, quite literally, they are shooting pictures of the old pictures in the same locations as they exist today.
6:00 a.m.
The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services announced Friday that it will be closing the Lawrence SRS service center, 1901 Del. Statehouse Live: SRS salaries come under question as agency plans to close offices; Lawrence workers can’t go to Topeka
11:13 a.m., July 25, 2011 Updated 6:05 p.m. in print edition on 1A
House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, criticized top-level SRS salaries and the creation of new high-dollar positions at the agency at a time when offices were being closed that serve thousands of vulnerable Kansans.
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence police chief Ron Olin, center, smiles as he is greeted by friends and co-workers, including retired Lawrence Police Capt. Dan Affalter, left, during Olin’s retirement party August 26, 2010, at Maceli’s. Former Lawrence police Chief Ron Olin to leave $115,000 job at Kansas Athletics
2:27 p.m., July 25, 2011 Updated 3:55 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Former Lawrence police chief Ron Olin has resigned his position as Kansas Athletics Inc. director of security and internal controls effective at the end of this month, according to an athletics department news release.
3:10 p.m.
Leaders at the Lawrence Community Shelter are once again looking at a vacant warehouse building at 3701 E. 25th St. A deal by the county to purchase the property adjacent to the warehouse has reopened the possibility for the shelter to relocate there. Douglas County commissioners considering land purchase for consolidated public works operation — opening door to homeless shelter relocation
2:52 p.m., July 26, 2011 Updated 4:47 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Douglas County leaders plan to acquire land that will house a consolidated Public Works complex and also allow the downtown homeless shelter to relocate.
6:00 p.m.
A new Kansas University Public Safety Dodge Charger idles in the Parking Lot of Oliver Hall. The department will receive three more identical cars. KU Public Safety upgrades to 2011 Dodge Chargers
July 25, 2011 in print edition on 5A
Kansas University Public Safety just got a new ride: a 2011 Dodge Charger with a student-designed logo.
6:00 p.m.
Richard Gwin/ Journal-World Photo.Looking northwest from 6th and Congressional a empty lot sits where a proposed Lowe's is trying to build. Lowe’s brings City Hall new plans for store in Lawrence
July 26, 2011
After having one plan rejected in October, Lowe’s has filed a new set of plans to build a northwest Lawrence store, this one on vacant property just west of Walmart at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.

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Mass. St. Dillons remodel approved by City Commission
July 26, 2011 in print edition on A1
There were smiles all around at Lawrence City Hall on Tuesday night as city commissioners unanimously gave final approval for Dillons to replace its existing grocery on south Massachusetts Street with a larger, more modern store.
Lawrence Arts Center receives grant to keep preschoolers active
July 26, 2011 in print edition on A4
Little tykes at the Lawrence Arts Center will be getting plenty of exercise this coming school year and they probably won’t even realize it.
Pump Patrol
July 26, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.59 at several stations.
SRS says workers now can transfer to Topeka; Douglas County commissioners petition governor over office closure
Regional director: Earlier memo had ‘misinformation’
July 26, 2011 in print edition on A1
Douglas County commissioners have asked Gov. Sam Brownback to reject the planned closure of the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services office in Lawrence, saying shutting it down will cost county taxpayers more than the state will save and result in the loss of services to vulnerable people.
Lawrence school district, teachers move closer to work agreement for 2011-12
July 26, 2011 in print edition on A3
Teachers in the Lawrence school district are moving closer to getting pay raises for the coming school year, as they continue to seek improvements in health-insurance coverage or compensation.
Hiratsuka students to visit sister city of Lawrence beginning Friday
July 26, 2011 in print edition on A6
A 10-day visit to the Lawrence area begins Friday for 20 students and three chaperones from Hiratsuka, Japan, one of Lawrence’s three sister cities.
Lawrence attorney Dan Watkins named chairman of the Kansas Bioscience Authority’s Board of Directors
July 26, 2011 in print edition on A6
The board voted Dan Watkins to serve as chairman during its annual meeting on Tuesday morning, replacing former Kansas Gov. John Carlin.
Free State High School graduate is tops at U.S. Army leadership course
03:58 p.m., July 26, 2011 Updated 04:30 p.m. in print edition on A6
A U.S. Army cadet in Kansas University’s ROTC program and a 2008 Free State High School graduate was ranked No. 1 out of 486 cadets in his regiment at the Army’s 29-day Leader Development and Assessment Course.
Texan apologizes to Kansans he kidnapped to collect drug money
July 26, 2011
A Texas resident who broke into three Kansas homes and kidnapped people to collect on a drug debt says methamphetamine destroyed his judgment.
Suspect in Great Bend girl’s death loses telephone, visit privileges
July 26, 2011
The suspect in the death of a Great Bend teenager has lost most of his telephone and visitation privileges.
Attorney general won’t file charges against ex-sheriff
July 26, 2011
A former Jackson County sheriff will not face criminal charges after being accused of misconduct by an inmate at the county jail.
2 former administrators settle lawsuit against Washburn University
July 26, 2011
A lawsuit filed by two former Washburn University administrators who were fired has been settled.
Interstate 70 near Topeka reopened after hazmat investigation
July 26, 2011
A 50-year-old Arkansas man was arrested Monday after a hazardous materials investigation involving the FBI that prompted authorities to close a 20-mile stretch of Interstate 70 for several hours.
Douglas County commissioners considering land purchase for consolidated public works operation — opening door to homeless shelter relocation
02:52 p.m., July 26, 2011 Updated 04:47 p.m. in print edition on A1
Douglas County leaders plan to acquire land that will house a consolidated Public Works complex and also allow the downtown homeless shelter to relocate.
2 Lawrence men convicted of counterfeiting, meth trafficking by federal jury
July 26, 2011 in print edition on A3
A federal jury Monday convicted two Lawrence men on charges of conspiracy to counterfeit money and drug trafficking in connection with a 2010 raid east of Lawrence.
Unclaimed remains of veterans interred at Fort Leavenworth
01:17 p.m., July 26, 2011 Updated 12:07 a.m. in print edition on A5
Nearly 150 years after Pvt. George McCarthy served in the U.S. military, a detail of Civil War re-enactors carried his cremains slowly up the hill Tuesday to his final resting place.
Statehouse Live: Former state hospital chief ‘shocked’ by administration’s plan to close Lawrence office
12:09 p.m., July 26, 2011 Updated 01:48 p.m. in print edition on A4
Valentine says he was dismissed by SRS officials who said they wanted people loyal to the governor and secretary.
Boy taken to hospital as precaution after hitting head on diving board at Lawrence’s outdoor pool
12:08 p.m., July 26, 2011 Updated 01:54 p.m. in print edition on A6
A boy was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning as a precaution after he hit his head while jumping off a diving board at the Outdoor Aquatic Center, 747 Ky.
Job fair scheduled for Aug. 25 in Topeka; portion of event set aside for military veterans
July 26, 2011 in print edition on A6
A regional job fair in Topeka will be aimed at helping military veterans and the public find employment.
Fire fighters extinguish small fire at Lonnie’s Recycling in North Lawrence
11:16 a.m., July 26, 2011 Updated 11:21 a.m.
A pile of trash and several cars at Lonnie’s Recycling in North Lawrence caught fire Tuesday morning.
Town Talk: Hy-Vee seeks to build convenience store on Clinton Parkway; planners take aim at firing range issues; would you like wooden streets any better?
July 26, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
McLouth man injured when vehicle rolls on 24-40 highway near Lawrence airport
09:48 a.m., July 26, 2011 Updated 02:53 p.m. in print edition on A6
A 44-year-old McLouth man was injured Monday night in an accident on U.S. Highway 24-40 near the entrance to Lawrence Municipal Airport, a Douglas County Sheriff’s spokesman said.
Fire on West 24th Terrace displaces one resident
08:55 a.m., July 26, 2011 Updated 12:07 p.m. in print edition on A4
A Tuesday morning fire in an apartment southwest of Clinton Parkway and Crestline Drive has displaced one person, a Lawrence Douglas County Fire Medical spokeswoman said.
Kansas officials tout upgrades to state website
July 26, 2011
Kansas is promoting its redesigned government website as fresher-looking and easier to navigate.
Heard on the Hill: School of Medicine in Wichita’s first day is this week; Oklahoma State trying to raise money, too; seminar focuses on civil rights
July 26, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Kansas touts state sovereignty in defunding clinic
July 26, 2011 in print edition on A10
The state of Kansas defended a budget provision which defunded a Planned Parenthood chapter as a matter of state sovereignty, arguing in a court document that a proposed injunction would unconstitutionally replace the state’s discretion with the court’s judgment.
Back-to-back speeches show little indication of debt compromise
July 26, 2011 in print edition on A6
In unprecedented back-to-back appearances on nationwide television, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner clashed Monday night over the cause and cure for the nation’s debt crisis. The two men spoke as Congress remained gridlocked on legislation to avert a threatened default after Aug. 2.
Investors try to prepare for default as talks continue
July 26, 2011 in print edition on A6
Scrambling to protect themselves against a U.S. default, investors are buying gold and foreign currencies, using derivatives to bet on a stock market collapse and taking out complicated insurance policies. They may want to consider crossing their fingers.
Culprit in deadly Norway rampage held in isolation
July 26, 2011 in print edition on A6
The self-described perpetrator of Norway’s deadly bombing and shooting rampage was ordered held in solitary confinement Monday after calmly telling a court that two other cells of collaborators stood ready to join his murderous campaign.
Lawrence man reports more than $2,000 stolen from U.S. Bank account
July 26, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 31-year-old Lawrence man reported to police Friday that someone had stolen $2,080 from his U.S. Bank account sometime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Lawrence man reports stolen 1998 Harley-Davidson motorcycle
July 26, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 24-year-old Lawrence man reported to police Thursday that someone had stolen his black 1998 Harley-Davidson motorcycle valued at $9,000 from the 1600 block of Tennessee Street.
Trial preparation begins in Burlingame slayings
July 26, 2011 in print edition on A4
Attorneys have begun interviewing hundreds of potential jurors for a quadruple homicide trial in east-central Kansas.
Lawrence school district expects to make slight property-tax cut
July 26, 2011 in print edition on A1
The Lawrence school district won’t be increasing its property-tax rate for the coming school year, even as the Lawrence school board plans to restore a handful of jobs, duties and services that had been cut in recent years because of declining government contributions.
25 years ago: British pilots trace Oregon trail by air
July 26, 2011
British pilot Maurice Brett and seven other members of the Stevenage Flying Club of London were tracing the historic Oregon Trail by air.
40 years ago: Storms cause flash flooding on turnpike
July 26, 2011
A front-page photo showed the result of recent storms.
Swimmer Stephanie Payne makes Trials
July 26, 2011 in print edition on B2
Kansas University swimmer Stephanie Payne finished the 200-meter butterfly in 2:16.39 at sectionals over the weekend in Columbia, Mo., and earned a trip to Omaha, Neb., in June for the Olympic Trials.
Source: Chiefs’ pay restored
July 26, 2011 in print edition on B2
A person familiar with the situation says the Kansas City Chiefs have decided to restore employee pay that was reduced because of the NFL labor dispute, plus a 3 percent raise.
Ready, set, go: NFL off to the races
July 26, 2011 in print edition on B2
The NFL lockout is over, with a Monday afternoon peace accord that should have come with an accompanying warning: “Get ready for a wild ride.” The longest pause in league history gives way to the most frenzied stretch we’re sure to see in pro sports, a starting gun to a race suddenly transformed from marathon to sprint.
Police eye suspects for opening-day mayhem
July 26, 2011 in print edition on B2
Two men charged with the severe beating of a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium are suspected of assaulting three other Giants fans at the opening-day game, a law enforcement official said Monday.
Wichita AAU player impresses
July 26, 2011 in print edition on B3
Wichita Heights sensation Perry Ellis is no longer the only major-college recruit on Wichita’s Pray and Play Players AAU team.
Football’s back: 18-week NFL lockout over
July 26, 2011 in print edition on B1
After months of public nastiness and private negotiations, of court filings and rulings, of players and owners squabbling over more than $9 billion a year, NFL fans finally saw the handshake and heard the words they awaited: “Football’s back.”
All eyes on Texas: Longhorn Network hot topic on Day 1 of Big 12 media days
July 26, 2011 in print edition on B1
Those who stepped to the podium before him did their best to bite their tongues. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel chose not to.
Matt Tait’s KU football notebook
July 26, 2011 in print edition on B1
This year’s Kansas football media guide, revealed for the first time Monday at Big 12 media days in Dallas, was a little more nondescript than last year’s.
Soccer promotes aide Smith
July 26, 2011 in print edition on B2
Jessica Smith has been promoted from volunteer assistant to full-time assistant coach of Kansas University’s soccer team.
Four Jayhawks get tennis award
July 26, 2011 in print edition on B2
Four Kansas University tennis players — sophomores Amy Barnthouse and Paulina Los and former Jayhawks Kate Goff and Maria Martinez — have been named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar Athletes for the 2010-11 season.
KU’s Dixon medals twice
July 26, 2011 in print edition on B2
Kansas University sprinter Diamond Dixon represented the United State at the Pan American Junior Games over the weekend.
Kansas volleyball honored
July 26, 2011 in print edition on B2
Kansas University’s volleyball team earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the excellence in the classroom.
Horoscope for July 26
July 26, 2011
This year, you focus even more on living and loving. Friendship and networking play significant roles in your plans. If you know what you want, manifesting it becomes likely. If you are single, you draw many potential suitors because of an innate intensity. If you are attached, the two of you will enjoy more togetherness if you can get through the tension.
Three farms and not a fair in sight
July 26, 2011
Intrepid filmmakers travel the world to document some less-than-bucolic conditions down on the farm. The “Vanguard” presentation “Tiger Farms” (7 p.m., Current) exposes the grim conditions in nature preserves in South Asia, where the once wild tiger is raised almost exclusively to supply China’s insatiable black market demand for tigers and tiger parts.
Russia parallel?
July 26, 2011 in print edition on A8
To the editor:
NCI schedule
July 26, 2011 in print edition on A8
To the editor:
Struggling OAS still needed
July 26, 2011 in print edition on A8
The 34-country Organization of American States is better known for its cocktail parties than for its contributions to mankind, but congressional Republicans may have been drunk last week when they voted to end all U.S. funding to the regional institution.
Obama marginalizing himself on debt
July 26, 2011 in print edition on A8
Between 6 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Sunday, the nation began a constitutional course-correction. The current occupant’s vanity and naivete — a dangerous amalgam — are causing the modern presidency to buckle beneath the weight of its pretenses. And Congress is reasserting its responsibilities.
Approval due
Revised plans to rebuild the Dillons store on Massachusetts Street deserve approval.
July 26, 2011 in print edition on A8
After working its way through a stack of requests from neighbors and city officials, the plan to rebuild the Dillons store on Massachusetts Street is back on the Lawrence City Commission agenda for final approval tonight.
Fully grown: Growing Lawrence provides education to farmers, would-be farmers
July 26, 2011
After 30 years, Growing Lawrence returns to its information-gathering roots.
Lowe’s brings City Hall new plans for store in Lawrence
July 26, 2011
After having one plan rejected in October, Lowe’s has filed a new set of plans to build a northwest Lawrence store, this one on vacant property just west of Walmart at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
100 years ago: Editorial urges attention to Humane Society
July 26, 2011
“Beautiful Lawrence. Yes, beautiful; but what about the living element vibrating through it? Is it permeated by the spirit of brotherly love, and kindness to animals?”
Mizzou DE: ‘No rivalry compares to KU
July 26, 2011 in print edition on B1
A few years ago, Missouri left tackle Elvis Fisher viewed Florida vs. Florida State as the fiercest rivalry in college football. Understandable, considering the 6-foot-5, 295-pound senior grew up in nearby St. Petersburg, Fla.