Archive for Saturday, June 18, 2011

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Kansas Board of Regents hopes to reconnect with legislators over higher education funding
June 18, 2011 in print edition on A1
In the world of Kansas higher education funding, something is not connecting. And the Kansas Board of Regents, which last week approved a $26 million tuition increase at the six public universities, says it hopes to fix that problem.
Human cannonball, family circus offer bang for the buck
June 18, 2011 in print edition on A7
The Family Fun Circus is performing in Lawrence tonight and Monday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St.
Third suspect sentenced in Kansas teen’s death
June 18, 2011 in print edition on A7
The last of three codefendants has been sentenced in the killing of a suburban Kansas City woman left to die in the trunk of a car.
Regional EPA administrator Karl Brooks eager to tackle Kansas’ challenges
June 18, 2011 in print edition on A3
Karl Brooks, regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, acknowledged that his job is getting harder.
Athletic dogs rise to challenge of first-ever Land of Oz Kansas State Disc Dog Championship
June 18, 2011 in print edition on A3
Ann Wilhelm and Harley Sue are nothing short of a team. Wilhelm is the coach, and Harley Sue is the gifted athlete. Wilhelm cheers on as Harley Sue chases down pass after pass, offering encouragement and barking orders at her star player.
E Street Band saxophone player Clarence Clemons dies
June 18, 2011 in print edition on A8
Clarence Clemons, the larger-than-life saxophone player for the E Street Band who was one of the key influences in Bruce Springsteen’s life and music through four decades, has died. He was 69.
Can golf success carry over for Obama, Boehner?
June 18, 2011 in print edition on A8
President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner put partisanship aside, at least on the golf course, and teamed up to triumph on the final hole Saturday in their long-awaited links outing.
Soggy summer awaits along Missouri River
June 18, 2011 in print edition on A10
It isn’t so much the amount of water churning its way down the Missouri River that has people along the nation’s longest waterway on edge. It’s how long all that water will stick around.
June 18, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 62 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday
Around and about in local business
June 18, 2011 in print edition on A4
Local business news for the week ending June 18, 2011.
Pump Patrol
June 18, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.59 at several stations.
Wildfires in Southwest prompt more evacuations
June 18, 2011 in print edition on A7
The wind kicked up as predicted Friday and temperatures soared around the West as firefighters toiled to keep more homes, dry forests and stretches of high desert from being consumed by several wildfires burning throughout the Southwest.
Officials: Nebraska nuke plant is safe from flood
June 18, 2011 in print edition on A7
The pictures of a Nebraska nuclear power plant were startling: Floodwaters from the swollen Missouri River had risen nearly to the reactor building, with the potential to climb even higher.
4-H and FCE news for June 18, 2011
June 18, 2011
The Vinland FCE will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Paula Johnson, 1855 N. 700 Road, Baldwin City.
Scouting news for June 18, 2011
June 18, 2011
Boy Scout Troop 60, chartered to First Baptist Church in Lawrence, attended summer camp June 5-11 at Camp Cornhusker in Nebraska.
Around and About for June 18, 2011
June 18, 2011
The 49th William Allen Pine Family Reunion will begin at 11:30 a.m. June 26 at the Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. Second St.
Club news for June 18, 2011
June 18, 2011
University Bridge Club announces results of its June 4 meeting with hosts Roz and Karen Zimmerer.
NWS cancels severe thunderstorm warning for Douglas County; watch still in effect through 3 a.m.
Storm causing power outages around county
12:00 a.m., June 18, 2011 Updated 03:06 a.m.
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County effective through 3 a.m. Saturday.
Commentary: Rory McIlroy must avoid third collapse
June 18, 2011 in print edition on B2
Sometimes, history comes and goes so fast you miss it.
National briefs: Reaching a deal not a done deal for NFL
June 18, 2011 in print edition on B2
Reaching a labor deal soon is hardly a done deal in the NFL.
McCourt faces obstacles to retain Dodgers
June 18, 2011 in print edition on B2
To retain ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers, owner Frank McCourt must overcome two formidable obstacles laid out in a binding settlement he and his ex-wife Jamie reached Friday in their contentious divorce.
Royals keep Cardinals reeling
Pujols boots Escobar’s grounder; Kansas City escapes, 5-4
June 18, 2011 in print edition on B1
Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is known for his fielding. Lately, he has been doing plenty of damage with his bat.
DP, AJ’ Kansas football video clever concept
June 18, 2011 in print edition on B1
With the start of football season still three months away, Kansas University seniors Daymond Patterson and AJ Steward dreamed up an idea to keep them busy and entertain their friends and fans at the same time. But not everybody found the idea amusing.
Sporting KC blanks Quakes
MLS squad claims first home win
June 18, 2011 in print edition on B3
C.J. Sapong scored the first Major League Soccer goal at the new Livestrong Sporting Park, and Sporting Kansas City held on for its first victory in its new home, beating the San Jose Earthquakes, 1-0, on Friday night.
Law professor representative of distinguished KU faculty
June 18, 2011 in print edition on A3
Throughout KU’s history, the one hallmark that has distinguished the university is the quality and loyalty of its outstanding faculty members, faculty who easily could have accepted far more attractive offers at other schools but, for various reasons, remained in their Mount Oread offices
Roarin’ to the fore: McIlroy puts on show, leads U.S. Open by 6
June 18, 2011 in print edition on B1
In one of those can’t-miss moments in sports, thousands of fans covered every inch of space on the hill behind the 10th green at Congressional. They spilled onto the clubhouse veranda, pressed their faces against the windows and lined up against the balcony railing to watch Rory McIlroy deliver a performance never before seen in the U.S. Open.
Firefighters fired in Joplin looting
June 18, 2011 in print edition on A10
Baxter Springs (ap) — Baxter Springs Mayor Jenifer Bingham says three of the city’s firefighters have been fired and the chief put on administrative leave over alleged looting in Joplin the night of the May 22 tornado.
War is a waste
June 18, 2011 in print edition on A8
Why does our president persist in consulting the “generals in the field” when he is trying to determine how we should conduct this war in Afghanistan? It’s like asking my 3-year-old granddaughter if she wants an ice cream cone. It’s bad enough that he asks, but even worse that he takes their suggestions and we, the taxpayers, pay the trillions to stay mired in this impossible conflict.
Stop executions
June 18, 2011 in print edition on A8
It is time that Kansas does as Illinois did recently and rescind the death penalty. As Scott Turow recently spoke to the Kansas Bar Association telling of his role in that action in Illinois, I became aware we must face this issue aggressively.
No tax break
June 18, 2011 in print edition on A8
In view of the American Eagle Outfitter debacle, the “living wage” and debate, which has lessened over the intervening years, the powers-that-be are now considering a tax abatement for a restaurant.
Protect nature
June 18, 2011 in print edition on A8
During the public comment session during the recent Lawrence City Commission meeting to decide about the fate of the Chapter 16, the proposed environmental chapter to Horizon 2020, a man who opposed the chapter for fear it would limit development said, “We can’t make more land.”
Catering to unions is hurting U.S. economy
June 18, 2011 in print edition on A8
“Shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected,” observed President Obama this week, enjoying a nice chuckle about the unhappy fate of his near-$1 trillion stimulus. To be sure, Obama has also been promoting a less amusing remedy for anemic growth and high unemployment: exports. In this year’s State of the Union address, he proclaimed a national goal of doubling exports by 2014.
25 years ago: Traffic light approved for Ninth and Maine
June 18, 2011
Lawrence City Commissioners voted 4-1, with David Longhurst opposing, to approve the request for a traffic light at Ninth and Maine streets.
40 years ago: New Director of Bands arrives at KU
June 18, 2011
Robert Foster, the new director of bands at Kansas University, had arrived in Lawrence two weeks earlier to begin organizing the KU Marching Band for next year.
Horoscopes for June 18
June 18, 2011
This year, many doors will open up for you. Your charisma and vitality attract many. As a result, you also have an unusually stubborn drive. If you are single, you are likely to meet someone quite different who you will want to get to know better. If you are attached, the two of you will gain from planning a special trip together. Aquarius always has another view or a different idea.
Hallmark rocks Father’s Day
June 18, 2011
Just in time for Father’s Day, Hallmark offers “Rock the House” (8 p.m., Hallmark). Jack Coleman (“Heroes”) stars as a divorced, super-busy dad who has little time for family. About the time he discovers he has alienated his teenage daughter (Cassi Thomson of “Big Love”), he reunites with members of his old high school band and begins practicing all the time. This allows even less time for his daughter, until it dawns on him to invite her to sing backup with the guys. If life were only a Hallmark movie. Help yourself.
100 years ago: East Lawrence house nearly crushed by falling tree
June 18, 2011
“The family of Newton Perry, 1116 New Jersey street, had a close call from being crushed to death last night.”
Faith Forum: How have your religious views changed in the last 10 years?
June 18, 2011
The Rev. Nate Rovenstine and the Rev. Pam Morrison answer.