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Archive for Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
Bo Stephenson, left, and Patrick Chow-Yuen are two of the three chefs competing in Teller's chef competition July 4. City approves Iron Chef-style competition for Fourth of July celebration
June 20, 2011
Get ready for some fireworks in your mouth. City officials gave the green light Monday for an Iron Chef-style competition and party to be hosted by downtown restaurant Teller’s at this year’s Fourth of July celebration in Watson Park.
6:00 a.m.
The Kansas Department of Transportation announced Tuesday, June 21, 2011, that speed limits on certain Kansas highways would increase from 70 mph to 75 mph, starting July 1. Large sections of the Kansas Turnpike, interstates 70 and 69 and U.S. highways 69 and 81 will have the new, higher speed limits. Speed limit on several highways — including Kansas Turnpike — to increase to 75 mph on July 1
12:53 p.m., June 21, 2011 Updated 6:11 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Travelers in Kansas will get to their destinations faster as the state increases the speed limit on most freeways from 70 mph to 75 mph.
9:30 a.m.
The view of the north side of the Statehouse. Kansas’ quick implementation of new abortion rules may force clinics to shut down
4:43 p.m., June 21, 2011 Updated 5:29 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Kansas has taken only a few weeks to draft new abortion clinic regulations and plans to decide by July whether to give the state’s three existing clinics the licenses they need to continue operating, according to documents released Tuesday.
1:00 p.m.
Lawrence City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. Lawrence city commissioners reiterate strong likelihood of tax increase at budget study session
June 22, 2011 in print edition on 1A
A property tax rate increase came a little closer to reality at Lawrence City Hall as commissioners did nothing to rebuff the idea at a Tuesday budget study session.
4:30 p.m.
City commissioners met Tuesday, June 21, 2011, to discuss how to better enforce the city's occupancy limits. The policy states that no more than 3 unrelated people may live in a home in a single-family zoning district, or four unrelated people in a single residence in a multidwelling zoning district. Lawrence leaders want to crack down on ‘unscrupulous’ landlords
June 22, 2011 in print edition on 1A
City commissioners on Tuesday said they want to get significantly tougher on landlords who illegally allow too many people to live in rental housing, perhaps imposing even $100 to $500 per day fines.
7:00 p.m.
Brother Marcus Morris, left, and Markieff Morris congratulate each other after grabbing a foul against Iowa State during the first half on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse. Stock up, stock down: Morris twins soaring in NBA draft projections; Selby plummeting
June 22, 2011 in print edition on 1B
No need to look beyond the local college basketball team to reach the conclusion that trying to figure out how the Egyptians built the pyramids presents no tougher a challenge than attempting to determine why NBA general managers make the draft choices they make.

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A dream come true: Morris twins soak up N.Y., eagerly await NBA fate
June 22, 2011 in print edition on B1
For the past two decades, former Kansas University basketball stars Marcus and Markieff Morris have gone everywhere and done everything together.
High school students get training at KU’s Kansas Journalism Institute
June 22, 2011 in print edition on A6
It was lights, camera and action Wednesday as Gian Wessel and Grace Bueckendorf sat at the virtual anchor desk at Kansas University’s KUJH-TV.
Lawrence school district plans to offer boost in teacher compensation
June 22, 2011 in print edition on A5
Negotiations between the Lawrence school district and its teachers continue Thursday, and compensation proposals again are the focus.
California prep Merv Lindsay chooses KU basketball
Small forward cites Jayhawks’ winning tradition as deciding factor
05:24 p.m., June 22, 2011 Updated 02:05 a.m. in print edition on B1
Merv Lindsay, a 6-foot-7, 200-pound basketball small forward from Canyon Springs High School in Moreno Valley, Calif., has committed to the Kansas men’s basketball team, he confirmed via a text message to the Journal-World.
Members of Lawrence’s First Baptist Church go to Haiti to help build foundation for school
June 22, 2011 in print edition on A3
A dozen members of First Baptist Church spent last week in Haiti, a trip that could prove life-changing both for them and for the people they helped.
Committee of students, faculty, administrators helps shape Kansas University’s tuition proposals
June 22, 2011 in print edition on A3
Before Kansas University presented its tuition proposal to the Kansas Board of Regents, much of the discussion on it took place among a 19-member advisory committee that helped set the new rates.
Missouri River floods make it difficult to get around
June 22, 2011
Flooding along the Missouri River is making it difficult to get around for many residents in the area where Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska come together.s
Kansas Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer leads forum on Medicaid reform
03:55 p.m., June 22, 2011 Updated 05:34 p.m. in print edition on A1
Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer says Kansas must reform its Medicaid program in the face of rising costs and potentially staggering budget deficits.
KDHE inspects Overland Park abortion clinic
June 22, 2011 in print edition on A1
Kansas launched an inspection Wednesday of a Planned Parenthood clinic in the Kansas City suburbs, ahead of a health department decision on whether the state’s three abortion clinics will be allowed to continue operating after June.
16-year-old charged in shooting death of Wichita teen
June 22, 2011
A 16-year-old boy has been charged in the weekend shooting death of another teenager in Wichita.
Dodge City’s Boot Hill Museum presents redevelopment plan
June 22, 2011
Officials of the Boot Hill Museum in Dodge City are considering spending up to $7 million to redevelop the museum to attract more visitors.
Body found in Cheney Lake believed to be missing Haven teenager
June 22, 2011
Reno County authorities say a body recovered in Cheney Lake matches that of a missing 16-year-old Haven boy.
Kansas announces new commerce funding
June 22, 2011
Kansas is receiving $13.2 million from a federal program to help create jobs in the private sector.
Kansas woman dies in Colorado after vehicle rolls into river
June 22, 2011
A Kansas woman who died in a motor vehicle accident drowned after her vehicle rolled into the Big Thompson River.
New homes go up in inner KCK neighborhood
June 22, 2011
Beatrice Lee once stood in front of a known drug house with bullhorn in hand to demand the thugs inside retreat from her Kansas City, Kan., neighborhood. Lee, an 80-year-old woman, is no fool. She knew the only way to re-energize her beloved Douglass-Sumner neighborhood was to kick-start the change herself.
Bethany College making art gallery more environmentally friendly
June 22, 2011
The Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery at Bethany College will be closed to the public for the next nine months while renovations are installed that will make the 54-year-old gallery more environmentally friendly and modern.
Kasold Drive construction between Clinton Parkway and 31st Street should finish by end of November
June 22, 2011
The reconstruction of Kasold Drive between Clinton Parkway and 31st Street is on pace to be finished by the end of November.
An Interfaith Dialogue planning 9/11 event
June 22, 2011 in print edition on A4
An organization that works to boost understanding among people of differing backgrounds is looking for help planning a 10-year commemoration of a tragic day in U.S. history.
Lawrence community able to host track event originally scheduled for Joplin
June 22, 2011
Lawrence will be hosting two track-and-field events in the coming weeks that are expected to draw 2,800 athletes and 5,700 spectators.
Police asking for public’s help in murder of Hutchinson woman
June 22, 2011
Police in Hutchinson are asking the public’s help in solving last week’s shooting death of a 27-year-old woman in her home.
Town Talk: Zarco expansion plans for Compressed Natural Gas station; Dunkin’ Donuts begins work on second location; Lawrence Perkins avoids closure
June 22, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Heard on the Hill: KU fundraising campaign still moving along silently; look for honorary degrees to be awarded at the 2012 commencement; I’m looking for ways budget cuts affect you
June 22, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Lawrence man reports stolen property
June 22, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 51-year-old Lawrence man reported $1,080 worth of property, including a Craftsman push mower, roto tiller and leaf blower were stolen in a burglary in the 800 block of Elm Street that occurred between 6 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Sunday.
KU student reports stolen laptop computer, iPod Touch
June 22, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 19-year-old male Kansas University student reported someone had stolen his $2,000 MacBook laptop computer and $200 iPod Touch from his vehicle in the 900 block of Ohio Street.
Lawrence man reports stolen items from truck
June 22, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 47-year-old Lawrence man reported to police Friday that someone had stolen $3,469 in miscellaneous tools and contents from a truck in the 2100 block of East 23rd Street.
City auditor to examine Lawrence’s rental registration program
June 22, 2011 in print edition on A2
The city’s rental registration program will be studied by the city’s auditor as part of his work plan for the next year.
Chamber of Commerce to host farm tour mixer
June 22, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce is having an AgriBusiness Farm Tour and Mixer from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday.
City commission votes to allow residents to pick fruit grown in Lawrence parks
June 22, 2011 in print edition on A2
Commissioners unanimously agreed to change a city ordinance to allow residents to pick fruit from trees and bushes that grow in city parks.
Greek prime minister survives confidence vote
June 22, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Greek prime minister survived a crucial confidence vote early Wednesday, keeping alive a government dedicated to averting a debt default that could spark a financial maelstrom around the world.
New task force to study retail in downtown Lawrence
June 22, 2011 in print edition on A2
City commissioners on Tuesday agreed to form a new task force that will study ways to attract more retailers to downtown Lawrence.
Lawrence leaders want to crack down on ‘unscrupulous’ landlords
June 22, 2011 in print edition on A1
City commissioners on Tuesday said they want to get significantly tougher on landlords who illegally allow too many people to live in rental housing, perhaps imposing even $100 to $500 per day fines.
Lawrence city commissioners reiterate strong likelihood of tax increase at budget study session
June 22, 2011 in print edition on A1
A property tax rate increase came a little closer to reality at Lawrence City Hall as commissioners did nothing to rebuff the idea at a Tuesday budget study session.
$1.2 million estate gift to create scholarships at KU School of Pharmacy
June 22, 2011 in print edition on A3
A $1.2 million estate gift for Kansas University will create scholarships at the university’s School of Pharmacy. The gift is from the estate of William and Virginia Davis.
25 years ago: Eldridge residents prepare to vacate apartments
June 22, 2011
The impending renovation of the 62-year-old Eldridge House from apartment house to hotel was welcome news for many in Lawrence, but for the current residents of the apartments, it was just another move.
40 years ago: Corn blight affects Lawrence area crops
June 22, 2011
A serious outbreak of Southern Corn Leaf Blight had been discovered in about a dozen fields in the Wakarusa Valley.
100 years ago: Lawrence Brits celebrate George V coronation
June 22, 2011
“America joined with the British empire today in celebrating the coronation. It was observed in Lawrence by former subjects of the British crown who displayed the English flag at their residence.”
Ryan Smith leaving Sporting KC
June 22, 2011
Sporting Kansas City says Ryan Smith is leaving the MLS team for family reasons and will not be back this season.
Reality of trip to Dodger Stadium is surreal
June 22, 2011
“Two dollars and fifty-five cents!” The price was giddily shouted by my son as he scanned the computer, and I quickly scolded him for joking.
Serena Williams emotional after Wimbledon win
June 22, 2011
The 352 days Serena Williams lived through between Grand Slam appearances were filled with health problems and hospitalizations, doubts and depression.
KU jumper Jareb Stallbaumer honored for academics
June 22, 2011
Kansas senior jumper Jareb Stallbaumer was named to the 2010-11 Capital One Academic All-America men’s track and field second team on Tuesday, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Four-star guard Caprice Dennis chooses KU women’s basketball
June 22, 2011 in print edition on B1
Caprice Dennis, a 5-foot-9 guard from Pershing High School in Detroit, has orally committed to play for the Kansas women’s basketball team, ESPN HoopGurlz reported Tuesday.
Husband of KU softball coach Megan Smith dies
June 22, 2011
The husband of Kansas University softball coach Megan Smith has died.
Royals’ Hochevar ‘puzzling’ in 7-2 loss
June 22, 2011 in print edition on B1
Luke Hochevar remains an enigma for the Kansas City Royals.
Reports: Pistons a possibility for Markieff Morris
June 22, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas University forward Markieff Morris appears to have boosted his NBA draft stock after working out Tuesday with the Detroit Pistons.
Jayhawks unveil soccer schedule
June 22, 2011
Another challenging schedule awaits the KU soccer team as nine games versus NCAA Tournament participants highlight the 2011 schedule, released Monday by 12th-year head coach Mark Francis.
Stock up, stock down: Morris twins soaring in NBA draft projections; Selby plummeting
June 22, 2011 in print edition on B1
No need to look beyond the local college basketball team to reach the conclusion that trying to figure out how the Egyptians built the pyramids presents no tougher a challenge than attempting to determine why NBA general managers make the draft choices they make.
School priorities
When making budget cuts, Wichita officials chose C-team sports over librarians for their city’s high schools. Is that the right priority?
June 22, 2011 in print edition on A7
Lawrence school board members already have signed off on about $3 million in cuts and savings for next year, but more cuts may be needed in the years to come.
A politician who lies is hardly unique
June 22, 2011 in print edition on A7
In the aftermath of the exposure and resignation of Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., from Congress, his colleagues, some journalists, ethicists and pundits are trying to sort out what it means.
U.S., Pakistan working on relationship
June 22, 2011 in print edition on A7
It’s always painful to watch a love affair go sour, as the unrealistic expectations and secret betrayals come crashing down in a chorus of recrimination. That’s what’s happening now between the United States and Pakistan, and it has a soap-operatic quality, in Washington and Islamabad alike. “How could they treat us so badly?” is the tone of political debate in both capitals.
Horoscopes for June 22
June 22, 2011
This year, your ability to visualize and create pinnacles. You can see and imagine things, objects and situations that to many people are not even conceivable. If you are single, you might be drawn to someone who is emotionally unavailable. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from frequent downtime together. Pisces draws you in close.
‘Life on a Wire’ shows tension in acrobatic family
June 22, 2011
You can defy death, but don’t cross Dad. That’s the lesson of “Life on a Wire” (9 p.m., Discovery), a new series set in the high-stakes world of acrobatics as practiced by the Wallenda family for seven generations.
KU’s Daymond Patterson on special teams watch list
June 22, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kansas senior wide receiver/kick returner Daymond Patterson was named to the 2011 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) specials teams watch list on Monday.
Cavs mulling draft decisions
June 22, 2011
They’re done measuring, timing and talking to prospective draft picks. It’s time for the Cleveland Cavaliers to choose a few.