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Archive for Monday, June 13, 2011

Also from June 13

Births
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On the street
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The day in photos, June 13, 2011
Polls
Airlines collected $3.4 billion in bag fees in 2010. Does the amount of money an airline charges for checked bags influence whether or not you'll buy a ticket?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes, if I have an option, I’ll pick an airline that charges less
 
82%
I only pay attention to the ticket price — not the airline
 
11%
No, I pick the fastest flight, even if checked bags cost extra
 
6%
Total 596
Did you enjoy going to summer camps as a kid?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
45%
I didn’t go to camp
 
40%
No
 
14%
Total 483
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Traffic is stopped for culvert work on U.S. Highway 59 south of North 700 Road Wednesday, June 8, 2011, while crews continue work on what will be the new Highway 59 highway at right. Construction began in spring 2007 on the $240 million project between Lawrence and Ottawa. The project will widen the two-lane road to four lanes. New U.S. 59, in Douglas County, to open in late 2012
June 12, 2011
Extension of the South Lawrence Trafficway may be slated to get $192 million from a new state comprehensive transportation program, but another major highway project in the area is accelerating toward completion.
9:54 a.m.
Traffic is stopped for culvert work on U.S. Highway 59 south of North 700 Road Wednesday, June 8, 2011, while crews continue work on what will be the new Highway 59 highway at right. Construction began in spring 2007 on the $240 million project between Lawrence and Ottawa. The project will widen the two-lane road to four lanes. New U.S. Highway 59 in Douglas County to open in late 2012
June 12, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Extension of the South Lawrence Trafficway may be slated to get $192 million from a new state comprehensive transportation program, but another major highway project in the area is accelerating toward completion.
10:00 a.m.
This tornado warning siren is just west of the intersection of 27th and Arkansas streets.
Douglas County Emergency Management reminds residents to not rely solely on sirens during severe weather
June 12, 2011 in print edition on 3A
The last time the emergency sirens went off in Douglas County, Jeff Stolz barely heard the sound over the music playing in his house. Stolz, who’s lived about a block from one of the county’s outdoor sirens for three years, said if the tunes had been any louder he might not have heard them at all. He’s not alone.
2:00 p.m.
Tommy Finch, a student at Central Junior High School, plays French horn with a band in the Junior High Music Camp at the 2010 Midwestern Music Academy. Middle schoolers descend on KU’s campus to fine-tune musical talent at Midwestern Music Academy
June 12, 2011 in print edition on 3A
It’s that time of year again when kids descend on the Kansas University campus for educational camps on a wide variety of subjects — everything from engineering to basketball to science.

All stories

Reading shifts from relief stage to tornado recovery
June 13, 2011 in print edition on A12
Officials in the small Kansas town of Reading are moving out of the relief phase and into the recovery phase after a tornado struck May 21, killing one resident.
Experts: Economy needs time, not more Fed action
June 13, 2011 in print edition on A6
The best cure for the economy now is time.
Republicans assail Obama, not each other in debate
June 13, 2011 in print edition on A6
Republican White House hopefuls condemned President Barack Obama’s handling of the economy from the opening moments of their first major debate of the campaign season Monday night, and pledged emphatically to repeal his historic year-old health care overhaul.
18-year-old rural De Soto student killed in motorcycle crash
08:04 p.m., June 13, 2011 Updated 09:21 p.m. in print edition on A3
An 18-year-old rural De Soto man died after his motorcycle collided with a minivan just before 5 p.m. today in the intersection of 115th Street and Waverly Road in Lexington.
Man pleads no contest in December apartment burglary
June 13, 2011 in print edition on A2
A third co-defendant has entered a plea in connection with a Dec. 3 burglary at a Louisiana Street apartment.
Survey shows Lawrence crime rate higher than average in several categories
June 13, 2011 in print edition on A1
As the Lawrence City Commission prepares to discuss resources for the Lawrence Police Department in a study session at 4 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, numbers from a recent survey including 27 other cities showed Lawrence’s crime rate was higher than the average in many categories.
2 missing girls may be in Lawrence area
June 13, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Merriam Police Department is asking the public for help with information about two girls who were reported as runaways, and family members of one girl say they could be in the Lawrence area.
KTA executive discusses roadway travel and construction at Lawrence Rotary Club meeting
June 13, 2011 in print edition on A3
The chief executive of the Kansas Turnpike Authority on Monday discussed decreased roadway travel, ongoing bridge replacement, a six-lane Interstate 70 and a range of other topics at a Lawrence Rotary Club meeting Monday.
Brownback announces public forums for input on Medicaid overhaul
June 13, 2011 in print edition on A1
An overhaul by Gov. Sam Brownback of the $2.8 billion taxpayer-funded Medicaid program is in the works.
U.S. Highway 59 reopens after closure due to vehicle fire
03:38 p.m., June 13, 2011 Updated 05:32 p.m. in print edition on A4
Traffic was being diverted on U.S. Highway 59 south of Lawrence Monday afternoon after a vehicle caught fire near the Douglas County Road 460 intersection.
Wichita man admits conspiracy in food program fraud
June 13, 2011
A Wichita man accused of scouring homeless shelters for poor people willing to sell their food program benefits for cash has admitted scheming with the owners of two small grocery stores to defraud the federal government.
College National Finals Rodeo taking precautions to prevent spread of horse virus
June 13, 2011
Organizers of the “Rose Bowl” of college rodeos have been taking precautions to prevent the spread of a highly contagious horse virus.
Apartments on Fort Hays campus to be auctioned
June 13, 2011
Apartments on the Fort Hays University campus will go up for auction this week.
GM to invest $20 million in Kansas City plant
03:05 p.m., June 13, 2011 Updated 04:53 p.m.
General Motors Co. is adding $20 million in new technology to an assembly plant in Kansas City.
Trial set for parents of boy missing since 1999
June 13, 2011
The adoptive parents of an 11-year-old Kansas boy who was last seen in 1999 will go to trial later this month on charges that they collected adoption subsidies long after the boy disappeared, as questions endure about what happened to him.
Lawrence City Commission to declare ‘Brady Tanner Day’ in honor of Special Olympics athlete
June 13, 2011 in print edition on A4
Brady Tanner of Lawrence, a member of the Special Olympics Douglas County team, is one of three Kansas athletes who will compete for Team USA in the World Summer Games in Athens, Greece, later this month.
Statehouse Live: Kansas NOW seeks apology for confiscation of news conference props
12:42 p.m., June 13, 2011 Updated 12:55 p.m. in print edition on A3
On June 1, Rinker had brought three used tires to the Capitol as props to protest remarks made by state Rep. Pete DeGraaf, R-Mulvane.
Kansas cities brace for Missouri River flood
June 13, 2011
Kansas cities along the Missouri River continue to take precautions ahead of the rising river.
Slight chance for severe thunderstorms Monday, highest risk north of U.S. Highway 24
June 13, 2011
Thunderstorms will likely develop late Monday afternoon and evening across northeast Kansas, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka.
Kansas State Board of Education to discuss budget issues Tuesday
June 13, 2011
Even before the next state budget takes effect in Kansas, the State Board of Education will start discussing the spending plan that will follow it.
Investigators work to identify body found in submerged car in Lake Shawnee
June 13, 2011
Shawnee County coroners continue to work to identify remains found in a car that was submerged in Lake Shawnee.
Heard on the Hill: KU professor earns mention in Wall Street Journal; KU alum nominated as assistant secretary in the Department of the Interior; old Jayhawker yearbooks available online for a fee
June 13, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Pentagon Papers being released today
June 13, 2011 in print edition on A5
Forty years after the explosive leak of the Pentagon Papers, a secret government study chronicling deception and misadventure in U.S. conduct of the Vietnam War, the report is coming out in its entirety today.
‘Book of Mormon’ wins big at Tony Awards
June 13, 2011 in print edition on A5
The profane and hysterical “The Book of Mormon” took home nine Tony Awards on Sunday including the prize for best musical, a considerable achievement for a pair of first-time Broadway playwrights known more for their raunchy cartoons featuring potty-mouthed kids.
1st photos of Giffords since shooting emerge
June 13, 2011 in print edition on A5
Two portraits of a smiling Rep. Gabrielle Giffords gave the nation its closest look yet at the congresswoman’s remarkable recovery less than six months after she was shot in the head at point-blank range outside a supermarket.
Well, well, well: Chrissie Wellington rallies for Kansas three-peat
June 13, 2011 in print edition on B1
In her first two victories at the K-Swiss Ironman 70.3 Kansas at Clinton State Park, professional triathlete Chrissie Wellington never trailed after the second stage, the 56-mile bike ride.
KU basketball’s Conner Teahan gearing up for senior season
June 13, 2011 in print edition on B1
Conner Teahan is serious about making an impact his senior season at Kansas University.
Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks deny Miami Heat NBA title
LeBron James wanting again
June 13, 2011 in print edition on B1
For Dirk Nowitzki, the resume is complete. He’s an NBA champion.
Sporting KC goes to Dallas, wins 4-1
June 13, 2011 in print edition on B2
Graham Zusi scored two goals, including one off a stunning 50-yard free kick in the 55th minute, to help Sporting Kansas City end a 10-game winless streak with a 4-1 victory over FC Dallas on Sunday night.
Cheaters aren’t always the losers
June 13, 2011 in print edition on B2
After Jim Tressel resigned in disgrace as the football coach at Ohio State, Buckeyes fans gathered outside of his house.
Jeff Gordon wins 5th Pocono title
June 13, 2011 in print edition on B2
Jeff Gordon is pushing 40, far removed from the cocky kid who shot to superstardom and helped put NASCAR on the mainstream map.
Five (!) double plays save day for Royals
June 13, 2011 in print edition on B1
Vin Mazzaro didn’t strike out a single batter and walked five, three of them leading off an inning — not exactly a recipe for success.
Smoking out great grilling tools for dads
June 13, 2011
For the dad who likes to grill, a treasure trove of Father’s Day ideas can be found in the tips and tricks of the pros.
Hatching a revolution: Breeder outside Lawrence raising endangered birds
June 13, 2011
Jenn Cole-Hiatt hasn’t eaten meat in 23 years, yet more than 225 birds roam her farm.
Congress captive to ‘lessons’ of history
June 13, 2011 in print edition on A8
Who says no one pays attention to history? Increasingly it seems as if both parties in the capital are paying way too much attention to history.
Delegated Medicare power poses threat
June 13, 2011 in print edition on A8
Here, however, is a paradox of sovereignty: The sovereign people, possessing the right to be governed as they choose, might find the exercise of that right tiresome, and so might choose to be governed in perpetuity by a despot they cannot subsequently remove. Congress did something like that in passing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
Downtown debate
Finding ways to accommodate more special events seems like a good way to provide added vitality to Lawrence’s downtown.
June 13, 2011 in print edition on A8
We thought parties were supposed to be fun. But when it comes to organizing festivities in Downtown Lawrence and using city streets as a venue for those events, there’s a growing difference of opinion that is spoiling much of the excitement.
Horoscopes for June 13
June 13, 2011
This year, you will need to channel your energy well in order to prevent unnecessary volatile situations. Don’t suppress your feelings; rather, express them before they hit the point where you lose self-discipline. If you are single, relating also assumes an active role. If you are attached, if open, the two of you could work through a lot of previously hot issues. Sagittarius and Scorpio can test your patience!
Kutcher should set a new tone on ‘Men’
June 13, 2011
Some weeks back, CBS announced to some fanfare that Ashton Kutcher would join the cast of “Two and a Half Men” (8 p.m., CBS) to fill the void left by Charlie Sheen’s departure. It was also reported that “Men” had also considered Hugh Grant for that part.
Slice of Life: Lawrence dentist still in practice after 66 years
June 13, 2011
Dr. Paul Kincaid, 90, has practiced dentistry longer than many of us have lived.
Remnant Rehab: Shoe bag perfect for traveling dads
June 13, 2011
MY dad travels a lot for his job, and he goes all over the world. He has packing down to a science. For Father’s Day, I made him a shoe bag for his suitcase.
Everyday Life: An enemy of the people
June 13, 2011
From Pol Pot to Mother Teresa, we are all fully and completely human.
25 years ago: Eldridge Hotel gets new lease on life
June 13, 2011
Renovation work was to start July 1 and be completed by the end of the year, according to developer Rob Phillips.
40 years ago: Haskell workers suggest dormitory program improvements
June 13, 2011
The 272 participants in Haskell Indian Junior College’s dormitory training program had prepared a list of recommendations to upgrade employee training and the dormitory programs.
Mass St. Chic: Summer festivals call for practical style
June 13, 2011
Read on about the latest outdoor event and music festival fashion trends.
Fix-It Chick: Patch an asphalt driveway
June 13, 2011
You can level the playing field on your tried-and-true driveway without calling in a professional resurfacing crew.
River City Jules: Men, privates don’t belong in public
June 13, 2011
Shame-laden press conferences alone cannot end this millennia-long belief that women derive pleasure from photo verification of one’s gender, so let me give it a try.
100 years ago: KU athlete works on streetcar line during summer
June 13, 2011
“Ellis Davidson, the big Jayhawker guard, went to work on the loop street car this morning.”