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Archive for Sunday, June 26, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
Luke Clark, Olathe, carries his bass guitar and pushes some belongings into his residence hall Sunday morning, August 15, 2010. This coming week is Hawk Week and will feature several activities each day for KU students. K-State paying students to give up dorm rooms for incoming freshmen; similar situation unlikely at KU
June 24, 2011 in print edition on 6A
A housing shortage is prompting Kansas State University to pay returning students to give up their dorm rooms and live off campus.
6:00 a.m.
Chris Godfrey, a co-owner of Eangee, at 1380 N. Third St., packs some lamps for shipment. Eangee received a small-business loan to help the lamp and home furnishings company grow. Small business loans help hundreds of Lawrence companies flourish
June 24, 2011 in print edition on 1A
When Eangee Inc. co-owner Chris Godfrey and his business partners wanted to expand their downtown home furnishing store into a wholesale distributor, they needed money. “We were desperate to get inventory in,” said Godfrey. But as a small business, they didn’t have the capital. That’s when Godfrey received help from a SBA7a loan through the U.S. Small Business Loan Administration, or SBA.
10:00 a.m.
Members of the Lawrence school board discussed boundary changes for Lawrence High and Free State at Monday night's meeting at district headquarters, 110 McDonald Drive. Departing school board members offer thoughts on their tenures
June 25, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The Lawrence school board is about to lose a majority of its members, their terms ending after four, eight, even 20 years of service. Heading into their final meeting — set for 7 p.m. Monday at district headquarters, 110 McDonald Drive — here are some parting thoughts from Mary Loveland, Marlene Merrill, Rich Minder and Scott Morgan.
2:00 p.m.
The computer lab at the Lawrence Public Library. Lawrence Public Library receives grant to let patrons try out e-readers
June 25, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Susan Brown said it’s one of the most frequently asked questions at the Lawrence Public Library. “Which e-reader should I get?”
6:00 p.m.
Casey Wright, Baldwin City, foreground left, and other participants in a Saturday, June 25, Kansas Land Trust Bird Walk, spot an Indigo Bunting in a section of the Baldwin Woods. The walk was through the Earles Easement, a 135-acre wooded area with trails near the southeast corner of Douglas County State Fishing Lake. Bird watchers flock to Land Trust walk
June 26, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Early morning thunderstorms and an uncomfortably close lightning strike didn’t stop the Kansas Land Trust’s bird walk near Baldwin City from happening Saturday morning.

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Bankruptcies
June 26, 2011 in print edition on A4
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.
Divorces
June 26, 2011 in print edition on A4
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending June 25, 2011.
Marriages
June 26, 2011 in print edition on A4
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending June 25, 2011.
Project Lively seeking volunteers to assist elderly client
June 26, 2011 in print edition on A2
Project Lively, a program of the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, is in need of one or two volunteers. An elderly client who is not able to clean out her gutters could use some help getting the job done.
Unattended body found in woods Saturday; ‘no obvious signs of foul play’
June 26, 2011
Lawrence Police are investigating the discovery of a body found in a wooded area Saturday evening at the Brookwood Mobile Home Park, 1908 E. 19th St.
Bird watchers flock to Land Trust walk
June 26, 2011 in print edition on A3
Early morning thunderstorms and an uncomfortably close lightning strike didn’t stop the Kansas Land Trust’s bird walk near Baldwin City from happening Saturday morning.
League of Women Voters stumps for new members
Group in favor of informed decisions
June 26, 2011 in print edition on A3
Carrie Lindsey doesn’t necessarily want to change voters’ minds. Instead, Lindsey said she wants to promote the intelligent discussions that prepare voters to make informed decisions.
Residents help neighbors in flooded North Dakota
June 26, 2011 in print edition on A6
Chased from their homes by rising floodwaters and bunking with friends, clergymen Mike Johnson and Mike Pancoast did what seems to come naturally to folks around here: They hopped into a car and headed for a nearby town to help others evacuate.
Tornadoes, floods deliver blow to state budgets
June 26, 2011 in print edition on A6
The tornadoes and floods that pummeled much of the South and Midwest also have dealt a serious blow to struggling state budgets, potentially forcing new cuts to education and other services to offset hundreds of millions of dollars in disaster aid.
Around and about in local business
June 26, 2011 in print edition on A2
Local business news for the week ending June 25, 2011.
Mortgages
June 26, 2011 in print edition on A2
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 76 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday.
Kurt Busch grabs first road-course win
June 26, 2011
It certainly seemed as if Kurt Busch’s season was in serious trouble just two months ago, when poor performances led to an intense radio tirade against his entire Penske Racing organization.
Josh Selby lectured about maturity by Grizzlies coach and executives
June 26, 2011 in print edition on B1
Former Kansas University combo guard Josh Selby met with Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins and several team executives before addressing the media Friday afternoon at FedExForum.
Sluggers edged, 6-5 in Decatur invite
June 26, 2011
The K.C. Sluggers summer-league baseball team lost to the St. Louis Gamers, 6-5, on Saturday at the Decatur Woodbat Invitational.
KU sprinter Diamond Dixon triumphs at nationals
June 26, 2011
Kansas University sprinter Diamond Dixon added another honor to her freshman season Saturday as she was crowned the U.S. junior national champion in the 400 meters at Hayward Field.
Getz redeems himself in Royals’ victory
June 26, 2011
Chris Getz didn’t have to wait long to redeem himself.
NBA Draft winners, losers
June 26, 2011 in print edition on B2
It was a busy and dizzying Thursday night as the NBA Draft included more than 12 trades and plenty of international flavor. It’s not known how the players will perform or fit with their new teams, but here’s an early look at winners and losers from this year’s NBA Draft:
Bravo! Sporting K.C. edges Whitecaps, 2-1
June 26, 2011 in print edition on B2
Omar Bravo scored his first goal since mid-March and also had his first Major League Soccer assist, helping Sporting Kansas City run its unbeaten streak to seven games with a 2-1 comeback victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night.
Poll: Americans divided on debt crisis
June 26, 2011 in print edition on A9
It might be time for another midnight ride by Paul Revere, this time warning “the creditors are coming.”
Analysis: No turning back for Obama after Afghan war decision
June 26, 2011 in print edition on A9
We’re getting out. No more presidential talk of decisions based on conditions on the ground. No benchmarks to measure. No maybes at all.
Ill, stranded penguin offered a lift home
June 26, 2011 in print edition on C8
A young emperor penguin stranded in New Zealand has survived two medical procedures and now has an offer of a lift home.
Libyan state media says NATO airstrike kills 15
June 26, 2011 in print edition on C8
Libyan authorities accused NATO of killing 15 people in an airstrike Saturday that they said hit a restaurant and bakery in the east, though the alliance denied the report.
Serena Williams in fine form in rout of Kirilenko at Wimbledon
June 26, 2011 in print edition on B2
Serena Williams has been known to say she isn’t satisfied with this or that aspect of her game, even after easily winning a match, say, 6-3, 6-2. So it was somehow refreshing to hear Williams actually praise herself after a victory by that very score over 26th-seeded Maria Kirilenko on Saturday at Wimbledon.
Haskell coaches honored
June 26, 2011 in print edition on B1
We’ve all been there. A thoughtful invitation arrives from an unexpected source. You’re flattered, really would like to attend, but already have a commitment for that date. You wonder how your declining it will be taken. You feel bad. Jerry Tuckwin, longtime coach, athletic director, teacher, advocate for Haskell Indian Nations University, recently found himself in that situation.
Wheel Genius for June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011 in print edition on A5
Road work planned in the area this week.
Behind the Lens: Photo apps for on-the-go
June 26, 2011
On a long bike trip, you can’t weigh, Mike opts for versatile camera apps over his weighty DSLR.
Endangered Puerto Rican parrot species making a comeback
June 26, 2011 in print edition on C8
Deep amid the dense greenery of a rain forest, down an unmarked road, behind a barbed wire fence in a low-slung compound monitored by security cameras, government scientists are nursing a special patient back to health.
Marriage plans bloom in and around N.Y.
June 26, 2011 in print edition on C8
As the news flashed around the globe that New York state had legalized gay marriage, New York fashion designer Malcolm Harris didn’t waste any time. He dashed off a Twitter message to his boyfriend of nine years: “‘Will you marry me?”
Gay marriage vote in New York may have national impact
June 26, 2011 in print edition on C8
Many obstacles still lie ahead for supporters of same-sex marriage, and eventually they will need Congress or the Supreme Court to embrace their goal. For the moment, though, they are jubilantly channeling the lyrics of “New York, New York.”
Garden Calendar: A garden in bloom all year long
June 26, 2011
Looking around Ellen and Howard Duncan’s yard in Lecompton, Ellen’s careful planning of bloom sequence is apparent.
Kansas values
June 26, 2011 in print edition on A11
A letter in response to the quote provided by Rep. Scott Schwab, an Olathe Republican, in the June 21 Journal-World.
Safety net is a moral obligation
June 26, 2011 in print edition on A11
I pay my taxes. I will not offend your intelligence by pretending to enjoy it; writing that check is about as enjoyable as a chainsaw root canal. But I don’t resent it, either.
U.S. success depends on bipartisanship
June 26, 2011 in print edition on A11
The most important part of last Sunday’s interview shows was the part that didn’t make much news. It was the part when the departing secretary of defense said that the tone of American political dialogue is posing a threat to the country’s security.
Tax choices
Lawrence residents almost certainly will see an increase in their property taxes this year, but how much?
June 26, 2011 in print edition on A11
Judging from early budget discussions, it seems likely that Lawrence city commissioners will approve a property tax increase for next year. If that’s the case, at least to an extent, Lawrence residents will be getting what they asked for.
Horoscopes for June 26
June 26, 2011
This year, you present a very stable, dynamic attitude and manner. Success seems to follow you in the areas you desire. If you are single, you draw very dynamic people to you. If you are attached, the two of you develop a tighter connection, if you so choose. Taurus helps you in any way possible.
‘True Blood’ opens with twist
June 26, 2011
“True Blood” (8 p.m. Sunday, HBO) enters its fourth season in full-fledged fantasy mode. It almost seems like the premium network wants the audience for the just-completed “Game of Thrones” to stick around.
25 years ago: Residents polled on controversial local issues
June 26, 2011
A recent poll by a Kansas University political science professor asked 600 local residents about some of the recent hot-button issues in Lawrence.
40 years ago: Good news for wheat, bad news for corn
June 26, 2011
The weather forecast for the upcoming days might not have made everyone happy, but for those harvesting wheat, it was perfect.
100 years ago: Potter Lake to open for public swimming
June 26, 2011
“Lawrence is to have real sea shore privileges this summer.”
KU renovating Touchdown Club in south end zone
June 26, 2011 in print edition on B1
Jerry Jones and the new Cowboys Stadium in Dallas might have the most gaudy luxury viewing area in football, but Kansas University is closing in.