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Archive for Monday, August 19, 2013

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12:00 a.m.
Richard Gwin/Journal World Photo.Hershel and Jacque Stroud of Topeka , Ks read the names of 150 who died in  Quantrill's Raid as people filled South Park celebrate the 150th Commemoration of Quantrill's Raid on Sunday August 18, 2013. 150th commemoration of Quantrill’s Raid honors the city’s history, strength
August 18, 2013
Last night, hundreds of Lawrencians mingled, celebrated their community and listened to the Lawrence City Band play in South Park just as citizens did 150 years ago on August 20, 1863, the night before about 200 men would be slaughtered during Quantrill’s bloody raid on the town. While the gathering yesterday evening was joyous with upbeat Americana music and free ice cream provided by the city, it was a somber occasion marking the tragedy that shaped the town.
6:00 a.m.
No texting-while-driving tickets have been written in the city of Lawrence — and just two in Douglas County — since the state’s ban took effect on Jan. 1. Local accident victims advocate against texting while driving
August 19, 2013
While numerous studies in recent years have illustrated the dangers of texting while driving and 41 states have banned the practice, experts say it’s going to take years and, unfortunately, more tragedy to properly stigmatize the behavior. By Giles Bruce
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence pinup photographer Racheal Major, owner of Atomic Photography, is pictured in her studio, 313 W. Eighth St., on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. Major says she loves seeing clients transformed and enjoying themselves during the makeover and photo shoot process. Pretty as a pinup: Lawrence photographers lasso retro glamour in portraits
August 19, 2013
Lawrence is home to two photo studios that offer pinup portraits, and photographers say the style’s feminine vintage fashions and playful posing result in both a fun experience and finished products that look sexy without being sleazy.
1:00 p.m.
Paul Penny, 88, is pictured in his studio in the basement of his Old West Lawrence home. In front of him is a painting he did long ago of the 1951 flood, and behind him is a work in progress of the Kansas University campus. Around the 1950s, Penny painted a picture of Quantrill's raid that now hangs on the Missouri side of the state line. Lawrencian’s painting of Quantrill’s raid is a conversation piece across the border
August 19, 2013
In the 1950s, there was a painting of Quantrill’s raid by Lawrence artist Paul Penny floating around town, including for a time inside the former Drake’s Bakery on Massachusetts St. Now, Penny’s rendition of Quantrill sacking Lawrence has migrated to the Missouri side of the state line, where it’s quite the conversation starter. By Sara Shepherd
7:38 p.m.
Marla Jackson, left, discusses "Still We Rise" with three of the teens who helped her design and make the quilt, Alyssia Ivory, 17, Topeka, front, Tiffany Jirik, 16, Topeka, and Kenyan Bell, 15, Lawrence, Sunday when the quilt was on display during a special event at the Spencer Museum of Art. Quilt highlights role of African-Americans in Quantrill’s raid and rebuilding Lawrence
August 19, 2013
They’re not the politicians and community leaders one usually hears about in the best-known stories of Quantrill’s raid. But they were important, and one Lawrence artist is telling their story in her own way — through fabric and thread. Marla Jackson’s latest quilt, “Still We Rise,” highlights the role black people played in the raid and the border war that surrounded it. By Sara Shepherd

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First impressions: Lawrence High, Free State fall sports begin practices
11:57 p.m., August 19, 2013 Updated 07:49 a.m.
Free State High football coach Bob Lisher had some decent reasons to hold his players to high standards Monday, the first day of preseason practices for fall sports teams in Kansas. By Benton Smith
Opinion: KU QB Heaps set for success
August 19, 2013
Jake Heaps, the second coming of Dayne Crist in the hype department, will perform in front of a skeptical Kansas University fan base coming off the disappointment of Crist’s dead-last statistical performance among 118 ranked Football Bowl Subdivision quarterbacks. Column by Tom Keegan
Special teams standout Ford aims for KU’s starting WR job
August 19, 2013
Kansas senior receiver Josh Ford is ready to be more than a special teams player. After spending most of last season third at X receiver on the depth chart, Ford’s strong camp has put him in position to compete for a starting job. By Jesse Newell
Chiefs, 49ers swap young receivers
August 19, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers are hoping a change of scenery will give two disappointing first-round picks an opportunity to realize their potential. The Chiefs traded wide receiver Jon Baldwin to the 49ers on Monday for fellow wideout A.J. Jenkins. It’s the second significant trade between the teams this year after the Chiefs sent two draft picks to San Francisco in the offseason to acquire quarterback Alex Smith.
Quilt highlights role of African-Americans in Quantrill’s raid and rebuilding Lawrence
August 19, 2013
They’re not the politicians and community leaders one usually hears about in the best-known stories of Quantrill’s raid. But they were important, and one Lawrence artist is telling their story in her own way — through fabric and thread. Marla Jackson’s latest quilt, “Still We Rise,” highlights the role black people played in the raid and the border war that surrounded it. By Sara Shepherd
City provides more details on rental registration program
August 19, 2013
From dirty furnace filters to leaky roofs, Lawrence landlords may want to start making a list and checking it twice. City inspectors are moving closer to checking every rental unit in the city for those types of violations and a whole lot more.
Groups band together to push for city to create policy on drone use
August 19, 2013
Drones aren’t yet multiplying in Lawrence, but the people who are against them appear to be. Five area civil rights and political organizations have banded together to ask city commissioners to make Lawrence one of the first cities in the nation to pass an ordinance limiting the ability of police or other city departments to use drones. By Chad Lawhorn
Police planning DUI checkpoint in Lawrence Friday night
August 19, 2013
Lawrence police are planning to to set up a DUI checkpoint somewhere in Lawrence Friday night as part of a statewide drunken-driving enforcement campaign. Police declined to say where the checkpoint will be located, but it will be operating from 11 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday morning.
South Lawrence Trafficway interchange on county agenda
August 19, 2013
Douglas County commissioners are being asked to commit $528,000 toward the cost of a new highway interchange at the South Lawrence Trafficway and Bob Billings Parkway. Commissioners will also review a request for a permit for a private landing strip in southwest Douglas County. By Peter Hancock
Kansas unemployment rate increases for third straight month
August 19, 2013
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Kansas increased for the third straight month in July to 5.9 percent, which is the highest rate this year. By Scott Rothschild
Police investigating Sunday morning shooting as Lawrence man remains in hospital
August 19, 2013
Detectives continue to investigate a shooting that hospitalized a 20-year-old Lawrence man early Sunday morning, and it will likely be up to prosecutors to decide the future of the case, police said today. By Ian Cummings
Kansas jobless rate up in July
August 19, 2013
Kansas jobless rate up in July
Kansas attorney general posts proposed bill to fix ‘Hard 50’ law
August 19, 2013
TOPEKA — Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Monday released the language he wants legislators to consider when addressing the Kansas “Hard 50” law during next month’s special session, limiting the amount of “new” concepts to be considered.
Double Take: Long-distance or not, relationships take effort
August 19, 2013
Dear Dr. Wes and Kendra: This is the time of the year when high school dating couples are going away to college and making hard decisions about whether to hang on to their relationships or go their separate ways. What advice do you have?
The Fashion Column: The return of ‘90s trends
August 19, 2013
This season I’ve been seeing hints of the ’90s showing up in popular retailers and street style.
Daytripper: Hunting for antiques
August 19, 2013
With so many antique malls and flea markets in the Kansas City metro area to choose from, the thrill of the hunt never ends.
Fix-It Chick: Installing window controls
August 19, 2013
If you live in an older home with double-hung windows, chances are pretty good that one or more of the windows no longer remains open on its own.
KU football announces Heaps, Heeney, Sims and Stowers as captains
11:59 a.m., August 19, 2013 Updated 11:46 p.m.
Kansas University junior quarterback Jake Heaps, senior running back James Sims, junior linebacker Ben Heeney and junior defensive tackle Keon Stowers will be KU’s 2013 team captains, coach Charlie Weis announced Monday. By Matt Tait
Perry man taken to hospital after motorcycle crash Sunday
August 19, 2013
A 50-year-old Perry man was taken to a hospital Sunday after a motorcycle crash near Topeka.
Business briefcase
August 19, 2013
Dana White, an occupational therapist specializing in hand therapy for LMH Therapy Services, has received certification in head and neck lymphedema. White has been a certified lymphedema therapist since 2009 and has been a certified hand therapist since 1995.
40 years ago: Beer shortage worries local suppliers
August 19, 2013
“I don’t know how many times I’ve talked to the brewery telling them I’ve got 22,000 students coming back.”
Editorial: A fresh start
The start of the school year is a time of renewal and opportunity for students and school personnel — as well as the entire Lawrence community.
August 19, 2013
It’s the kindling that ignites the year in Lawrence, perhaps as nowhere else. It’s an exciting time that invigorates the town and brings to students, teachers and school personnel each year a new opportunity, a fresh start.
Report clears way for sand pit near Eudora
August 19, 2013
An engineering report says a sand pit mine that Penny’s Concrete and Sand LLC has proposed along the Kansas River would pose no threat to the city of Eudora’s water supply or nearby private wells. The report clears the way for Douglas County commissioners to grant a conditional use permit later this month. By Peter Hancock
25 years ago: Residents of Lawrence neighborhood object to proposed concrete plant
August 19, 2013
“We bought houses out there because this land is zoned residential.”
Pretty as a pinup: Lawrence photographers lasso retro glamour in portraits
August 19, 2013
Lawrence is home to two photo studios that offer pinup portraits, and photographers say the style’s feminine vintage fashions and playful posing result in both a fun experience and finished products that look sexy without being sleazy.
Lawrencian’s painting of Quantrill’s raid is a conversation piece across the border
August 19, 2013
In the 1950s, there was a painting of Quantrill’s raid by Lawrence artist Paul Penny floating around town, including for a time inside the former Drake’s Bakery on Massachusetts St. Now, Penny’s rendition of Quantrill sacking Lawrence has migrated to the Missouri side of the state line, where it’s quite the conversation starter. By Sara Shepherd
Local accident victims advocate against texting while driving
August 19, 2013
While numerous studies in recent years have illustrated the dangers of texting while driving and 41 states have banned the practice, experts say it’s going to take years and, unfortunately, more tragedy to properly stigmatize the behavior. By Giles Bruce
Opinion: Intelligence officer defends secrecy
August 19, 2013
Edward Snowden is now out of his limbo at Moscow’s airport, presumably ensconced in some Russian dacha, wondering what the next phase of his young life will bring. Having spent 30 years in the intelligence business, I fervently hope the food is lousy, the winter is cold, and the Internet access is awful. But I worry less about what happens to this one man and more about the damage Snowden has done — and could still do — to America’s long-term ability to strike the right balance between privacy and security.
Opinion: Distrust of government is growing
August 19, 2013 in print edition on A8
Every poll and every survey show that there is growing mistrust of the federal government.
100 years ago: By mayoral proclamation, businesses to close on afternoon of Aug. 21
August 19, 2013
“‘I would also suggest to the business houses and citizens that their places of business and residences be properly decorated for the occasion.’”
Horoscopes for Aug. 19
August 19, 2013
For Monday, Aug. 19 This year you possess an enormous amount of information of which others are not aware. People often seek you out for your suggestions. If you are single, trust in your desirability. If you are attached, recreate some of your favorite dates from the past.