Archive for Sunday, June 19, 2011

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Tornado watch canceled for Douglas County
07:07 p.m., June 19, 2011 Updated 11:14 p.m.
The National Weather Service has canceled the tornado watch originally issued for Douglas County until 2 a.m. Monday.
June 19, 2011
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending June 19, 2011.
June 19, 2011
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending June 19, 2011.
June 19, 2011
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Pump Patrol
June 19, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.57 at several stations.
Lawrence man arrested for attempting to start trailer fire
June 19, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 32-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Saturday morning for attempting to set fire to a trailer in the 800 block of Walnut Street.
Hunting camp owner, guide face sentencing
June 19, 2011 in print edition on A4
Two Texas brothers face sentencing next week on conspiracy and wildlife trafficking charges for offering guided hunts at a Kansas hunting club to hunters who paid thousands of dollars to illegally kill deer.
6th Fort Riley soldier dies from June 6 attack
June 19, 2011 in print edition on A4
A sixth Fort Riley soldier has died as a result of a June 6 incident in Iraq, making it the single deadliest attack on a unit from the post since the war started more than eight years ago.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
June 19, 2011
Road work planned for the week of June 19, 2011.
Power restored to most customers by 10 a.m. Sunday
Storm causing power outages throughout county
12:00 a.m., June 19, 2011 Updated 09:27 p.m.
More than 400 Douglas County Westar Energy customers remain without power following overnight area storms, according to the company’s outage map. Lightning strikes and a reported blown transformer contributed to the power loss, which peaked at nearly 1,300 customers around 2 a.m. Sunday.
Rory McIlroy carrying 8-stroke edge into final round
22-year-old Irishman sets 54-hole record at U.S. Open
June 19, 2011 in print edition on B1
With each remarkable round, with each record-setting performance, Rory McIlroy is making that Masters debacle seem like a distant memory.
National briefs: Busch wins pole again
June 19, 2011 in print edition on B4
Another race, another pole for Kurt Busch. This is a drill he’s happy to get used to.
Pair commits to Kansas football
June 19, 2011 in print edition on B3
The Kansas University football program picked up a pair of commitments from the Class of 2012 on Saturday.
30 years later, Lawrence residents remember 1981 tornado
June 19, 2011 in print edition on A3
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the 1981 tornado that appeared suddenly and struck southwest Lawrence.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook: Twins to Green Room
June 19, 2011 in print edition on B3
The NBA invited KU’s Marcus and Markieff Morris to sit in the Green Room for Thursday’s NBA Draft in Newark, N.J.
Escobar’s hot bat not enough for K.C. in 5-4 loss to Cards
June 19, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar is on a tear. Escobar continued his torrid pace Saturday with two hits, but it wasn’t enough for the Royals in a 5-4 loss at St. Louis.
San Diego State’s Steve Fisher unhappy in losing recruit
Coach angered by Kevin Young’s switch to Kansas
June 19, 2011 in print edition on B1
San Diego State basketball coach Steve Fisher was not a happy camper Friday upon learning prize Aztec recruit Kevin Young had decided to switch his commitment to Kansas University.
A father’s love: Kansas offensive coordinator Chuck Long cherishes lifelong bond with late father
June 19, 2011 in print edition on B1
Chuck Long has had some pretty great football years during his life, be them as a legendary college quarterback at the University of Iowa or an assistant coach at various stops, including Oklahoma, where he helped the Sooners win a national championship in 2000.
Boomer Girl Diary: The perils of pop-ins
June 19, 2011
My dad’s been gone for over three years now, but each Father’s Day, while bittersweet, gets a little easier to take. Especially when I focus on one of my favorite Dad stories, like this one.
Behind the Lens: The added value of wide-angle lenses
June 19, 2011
If I had to photograph with only one lens for the rest of my life, I would settle on a wide-angle lens.
NATO gets free ride on military actions
June 19, 2011 in print edition on A9
America’s intervention in Libya’s civil war, the most protracted and least surreptitious assassination attempt in history, was supposed to last “days, not weeks,” but is in its fourth month and has revealed NATO to be an increasingly fictitious military organization. Although this war has no discernible connection with U.S. national security, it serves the national interest in three ways. It is awakening some legislators to their responsibilities. It is refuting the pretense that the U.N. sets meaningful parameters to wars it authorizes — or endorses, which is quite different. And it is igniting a reassessment of NATO, a Potemkin alliance whose primary use these days is perverse: It provides a patina of multilateralism to U.S. military interventions on which Europe is essentially a free rider.
Media has a Palin addiction
June 19, 2011 in print edition on A9
Memo to the lamestream media: Your Palin addiction is getting out of hand.
40 years ago: Groundbreaking for new CO2 plant in Lawrence
June 19, 2011
A new carbon dioxide recovery plant was scheduled to break ground on July 1 at the plant of Cooperative Farm Chemicals Association.
25 years ago: Lawrence residents remember tornado five years earlier
June 19, 2011
Lawrence residents, particularly those in the southwestern neighborhoods, were remembering the tornado that had struck the city five years earlier.
Horoscopes for June 19
June 19, 2011
This year, you express unusual creativity and curiosity. You demonstrate caring to several people in a loving, detached manner. If you are single, you could meet someone quite different who intrigues you. If you are attached, plan a coveted special trip together. Aquarius understands you better than you think!
Stakes high on ‘Falling Skies’
June 19, 2011
Summer hasn’t begun, but get ready for a new summer hit. “Falling Skies” (8 p.m., TNT) arrives with a two-hour pilot directed by Carl Franklin (”One False Move”). A combination of “War of the Worlds” and “Red Dawn,” this Steven Spielberg-produced thriller gets right to the point and never lets up.
Class ring finds its way back to owner after 43 years
June 19, 2011
Herby Morris will have arguably the most interesting piece of memorabilia to show off at his upcoming 45-year high school class reunion.
Appointment powers
The people who serve on appointed state boards and commissions have a significant impact on the people of Kansas.
June 19, 2011 in print edition on A9
The Kansas governor’s website lists about 185 different boards and commissioners to which the governor appoints members.
100 years ago: Robber locks deputy treasurer in vault, escapes with thousands
June 19, 2011
“At 8 o’clock last night Deputy Treasurer D. L. Eddy was locked in the vault of the county treasurer’s office and robbed of $3,200 in currency and gold.”