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Armstrong a ‘model for all astronauts’ First person on moon dies Saturday at age 82
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He represented the country, and, in fact, humanity in taking the first steps on anFormer astronaut and other world.” Kansas University firstname.lastname@example.org
fessor Steve Hawley described Neil Armstrong, who died Saturday at age 82, as a man of exceptional ability and humility and a “model for all astronauts.” “He was an incredibly gracious individual, particularly consider-
— Former astronaut and KU professor Steve Hawley ing everything he had done,” Hawley said. “The accomplishment he made was something that hopefully we will all remember forever. He represented the country,
from 1984 to 1999, became an astronaut. But Hawley and Armstrong worked together investigating the Space Shuttle Challenger accident in 1986. On another occasion, after a ceremony dedicating the
and, in fact, humanity in taking the first steps on Please see ARMSTRONG, page 6A another world.” Armstrong, the first per- ! More about Neil son on the moon, had re- Armstrong and tired before Hawley, who reaction to his death. made five space flights Page 6A Neil Armstrong in 1966
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Ex-KBI director chronicles crimes Larry Welch, former director of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, has written a book about Kansas’ most interesting and influential crimes, covering famous ones, such as the Clutter murders, to ones not often talked about. Page 1C
Feds try to seize property tied to drug case ——
2 men accused of using proceeds from trafficking to build house By George Diepenbrock email@example.com
We’re trying to introduce students to the excitement of intellectual discovery and the culture of scholarly inquiry.” — Sarah Crawford-Parker, an assistant vice provost who is leading Kansas University’s new Office of First-Year Experience. The program is designed to help KU freshmen connect with the university as early as possible. Page 3A
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DR. MALATI HARRIS WORKS OUT AT UNDERGROUND LAB FITNESS as part of her routine that has helped her lose about 150 pounds. Harris was hospitalized in 2007 when she weighed 330 pounds, and after that incident, she found the motivation to diet and exercise to lose the weight. See the video at WellCommons.com.
Doctor finds drive to lose about 150 pounds after health scare By Karrey Britt firstname.lastname@example.org
During a recent lunch hour, Dr. Malati Harris worked out at a Lawrence fitness center with her trainer. In 30 minutes, she worked up a sweat by climbing a ladder machine, lifting weights, doing pushups, pulling on heavy ropes and pushing weights across the room. “She’s in incredible shape,” said Fernando Rodriguez, her trainer at UnderGround Lab Fitness. “She’s self-motivated, and she’s a real competitor with herself.” Harris, 38, of Lawrence Family Medicine & Obstetrics, said that motivation comes from knowing where she was nearly five years ago when she weighed 330 pounds. !"!"!
Harris, who grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, said she wasn’t overweight as a child or teenager. Her weight gain began a year before she attended medical
school when she worked at a restaurant and did some substitute teaching. She said she didn’t exercise and ate fast food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. “I gained 80 pounds in a year, and it was ridiculous, and then I just never lost the weight at all,” she said. Harris, who’s 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighed about 250 pounds through medical school at the University of Illinois-Chicago. She remembers visiting shelters and talking to the homeless about proper nutrition when she was a student. “One of the guys was like, ‘You should practice what you preach,’ and I’m like, ‘Oh, are you talking about me?’” she said. When she became engaged, she joined Weight Watchers and lost about 60 pounds for her wedding day, but soon started regaining the weight. The gain accelerated when she became pregnant with her first child.
She gained 66 pounds, she said, and while some of it was fluid, most of it was from eating double cheeseburgers. She didn’t lose any of the weight after the birth of her son, Mateo, eight years ago. Four years later, when she became pregnant with her second child, she weighed 285 pounds. She feared gaining a lot of weight during the pregnancy, and her fears became a reality. When she gave birth to her daughter, Liliana, she tipped the scales at 330 pounds. One week later, she was admitted to the hospital because she was having trouble breathing and her blood pressure was off the charts. At first, doctors thought she had heart failure, but they soon found out she had fluid on her lungs. She had severe pre-eclampsia after giving birth, which is rare. The unexpected hospitalization in November 2007 became her turning point. “That was when I was like, Please see WEIGHT, page 5A
Federal prosecutors are asking for a court order to seize and sell three parcels of Douglas County property with ties to two Lawrence residents indicted in a major drug-trafficking case. According to court records, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office alleges the properties — including a large house under construction west of Lawrence — owned by Chad Bauman, 33, and Carey Willming, 36, were derived from proceeds from drug sales or intended to be used to facilitate commission of the crimes. Prosecutors also allege the properties were part of alleged money laundering defendants used to hide drug proceeds. Thirty-five defendants, including Bauman, Willming and nine other Lawrence residents, are accused of working to distribute a mixture containing cocaine and more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana from 2005 to June of this year. Many of the defendants in the case are from Douglas and Johnson counties. Prosecutors are seeking a $16.9 million judgment in the case. They allege Bauman and fellow Lawrence resident Los Rovell Dahda, 30, made millions of dollars as leaders of the drug ring. Federal prosecutors have focused mainly on seizing a home under construction at 1605 E. 550 Road, described in court records as a “large estate residence that defendants Bauman and Willming are building.” Please see DRUG, page 2A
Sunday, August 26, 2012
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ALAN RANDOLPH HAWKINS A Celebration of Life for Alan Randolph Hawkins will be at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, September 9, 2012 in Swarthout Recital Hall, located in Murphy Hall on the campus of the University of Kansas, Lawrence. He was cremated and his request was to have his ashes spread across the Flint Hills of central Kansas. Dr. Hawkins, 74, passed away July 21, 2012 at his Lawrence home with hospice care provided by the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association. He died from the combined effects of vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Alan was born on March 10, 1938 in Great Bend, KS the son of O. Floyd and Ruth (Wilbanks) Hawkins. Alan’s father was an accountant for various oil companies and his mother was a registered nurse. They preceded him in death. He married Nancy Rutherford on July 26, 1979 in Danforth Chapel on the KU campus in Lawrence. She survives of the home with their beloved dog, Gus. Dr. Hawkins was professor emeritus of bassoon and music theory at KU, where he taught from 1975 until his retirement in 2004. Alan was succeeded at KU by his former student, Dr. Eric Stomberg. Alan also taught bassoon and music theory at West Texas State University from 1968 to 1975. Alan played under the baton of Robert Shaw in the Atlanta Symphony between 1964 and 1968. During that turbulent time in U.S. history, he taught in the rural schools around Atlanta and witnessed several burning crosses in various locations on his way home during the nights. Alan grew up in Wichita, KS and attended Wichita East High School where he sang in their stateranked choir. He played saxophone in a locally famous mariachi band and was an enthusiastic rider of British motorcycles, much to his RN mother’s chagrin. After high school, he spent one year working at Boeing Aircraft as a draftsman assistant. But the call of music was too strong and Alan enrolled at Kansas State Teachers College to earn a Bachelor of Music Education degree. He started playing clarinet in the orchestra and noticed the girl playing the bassoon was struggling with her part, so he thought, “how hard can it be?” He asked his clarinet professor, Leopold Liegl, if he could switch to bassoon and the rest is history. Alan then followed his love of music theory and composition to the University of Texas at Austin where he studied with Kent Kennan, with whom he was having lunch when they heard the tragic news about the Kennedy assassination in Dallas. He received his
Master of Music Theory degree in 1964. During his tenure at WTSU, Alan started his Doctorate in Musical Arts in Bassoon Performance with L. Hugh Cooper at the University of Michigan. He spent his summers in Michigan as a part-time employee of the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp where it was his duty to drive around a 50mile radius of Interlochen in his 1960 Karmann Ghia convertible and post their performance schedules. Alan also was an usher for Interlochen’s concerts and remembered ushering German-born rocket scientist, Wernher von Braun, to his seat. Eventually, Alan was awarded his DMA degree in 1975. Alan will be best remembered for his double reed publishing company, Bocal Music, that he established in 1988, thanks to the development of music notation software for his favorite Macintosh computer. His family remembers him from the age of seven pushing a pencil around on music staff paper, then an ink pen, followed by the clacking of a musical typewriter as technology advanced. Alan not only published his own compositions, but also hundreds of arrangements for solo instruments and ensembles. Today, Bocal Music is known throughout the world and will help continue Alan’s legacy to music. Alan was preceded in death by a sister, Bettie Hawkins Powell, San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Rev. Hal W. Hawkins, Wichita; and brother-inlaw, Jess Powell, Jr., San Antonio. Survivors include sister-in-law, Wilda Hawkins, Wichita, and brother-in-law, M. Allen Rutherford, Lawrence; nieces, Kim Rutherford Augusto (John), Lawrence; R. Suzanne Powell, San Antonio; Mark Powell, San Antonio; Jess Powell, III, Port Aransas, Texas; Darlene Hawkins (Juan), Wichita; Debbie Jane Hawkins Neal, Honolulu; and numerous cousins, grandnieces and grandnephews. The family will greet friends and colleagues at a reception outside Swarthout Recital Hall following the celebration. Alan’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the KU Endowment Association to benefit the Alan R. Hawkins Bassoon Scholarship Fund, c/o KU Endowment Association, P.O. Box 928, Lawrence, KS 66044. Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries. LJWorld.com.
AROUND AND ABOUT IN LOCAL BUSINESS #"KANU FM of Lawrence has been named the medium market Station of the Year by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters. The awards will be presented during the KAB’s awards banquet Oct. 22 in Wichita. The “station of the year” designation is based on points earned in various categories, including commercial production, public service and station promotion announcements, public affairs programming, news and sportscasts, news features, in-depth reporting,
play-by-play, DJ personality, editorial/commentary and website. # A ribbon cutting on Thursday marked the official reopening of Gameday Super Store at 1008 W. 23rd St. The retail store, formerly known as GTM Sportswear, is locally owned and offers KU collegiate fan apparel, merchandise and novelty items. Justin Villarreal is the store manager, and Ryan Collette is assistant manager. Jana Thomas is the store’s multimedia advertising manager.
Martha F. Garcia, 85, of Topeka, died August 23, 2012 at Midland Hospice House. She was born in Kansas City, Kansas on March 27, 1927 the daughter of Vincent and Hilaria (Salazar) Flores. Martha enjoyed sewing and was an accomplished seamstress and tailor. She liked to watch TV especially the news channel, was a great cook and liked doing all types of crafts. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Martha was a homemaker until her children were grown. She worked in production and as a supervisor for Burnett Medical Instruments, later known as C.R. Bard Biomedical prior to her retirement. Martha married Galdino A. “Glen” Garcia in Kansas City, Kansas on January 4, 1943. He preceded her in death on September 14, 1994. She is survived by three sons, Daniel Garcia of Lawrence, David Garcia of Topeka, Michael (Kathy) Garcia of Lawrence, one daughter Teresa (Thomas) Gutierrez of Topeka, one sister, Esther Garcia of Kansas City, Kansas and 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and two
great-great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cecelia Garcia on July 31, 2009, a brother, Frank Flores and a sister, Genevieve Flores. Martha will lie in state at the Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home on Monday after 2:00 p.m. where a Parish Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, Kansas 66603. Online condolences and fond memories may be left at www. brennanmathenafh.com. Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries. LJWorld.com.
ELIZABETH JANE HURD Elizabeth “Betty” Hurd, 94, Berthoud, CO, died on Aug. 2, 2012. She was born on May 20, 1918 in Topeka, to Harry E. and Jessie R. Smith. She was married to Robert R. Hurd on May 11, 1935. Betty retired after 35 years of service at Hercules in August 1980. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert; sisters Hazel and Dorothy; brothers Bob, Harry, and Paul. Betty is survived by her daughter Roberta Ewing, Berthoud, CO; sons Harry and wife Linda, Richardson, TX, Bruce and wife Donna, Ottawa, and Timothy, Lawrence; 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Betty loved her rose garden, football, and the Rocky Mountains, but her greatest passion was for her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all that knew
her. Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church of Lawrence, 1011 Vt. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Trinity Episcopal Church. Friends will be received in the parish hall following the service. Condolences may be offered at www. viegutfuneralhome.com. Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries. LJWorld.com.
LLOYD HARRY JAMESON Inurnment for Lloyd Jameson, 88, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Vinland Cemetery. Lloyd died Thursday in Baldwin. Condolences, rumsey-yost.com.
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Hallmark lawsuit ruling reversed By George Diepenbrock email@example.com
A Kansas Court of Appeals panel on Friday reversed a ruling by a Douglas County judge and found that a former employee’s claims in a lawsuit against Hallmark Cards Inc. were subject to arbitration. The appellate court made the ruling and ordered the case back to District Judge Michael Malone with instructions to stay further proceedings in the lawsuit and to compel further arbitration in the dispute. According to the opinion, Jana Hague sued her employer, Hallmark, which operates a production plant in Lawrence, for breach of contract and for unpaid wages. She began suffering health problems in 2008 and took a leave of absence. Hallmark initially approved her application for short-term disability benefits but, after further review, denied the benefits. When she did not return to work, she was fired. Court of Appeals Judge Steve Leben wrote the legal issues of the lawsuit relate to whether it would be proper for an arbitrator or a judge to determine the merits of her claims. Hague’s attorneys argued she should have received further short-term disability benefits and that a court should award her back benefits, plus interest, penalties and attorneys fees. Hallmark had asked Malone to put the lawsuit on hold while the parties arbitrated the dispute because the company said her claims were subject to mandatory arbitration under Hallmark’s dispute-resolution program. Malone agreed with Hague’s attorneys that the company’s dispute-resolution program did not require her to arbitrate her claims. “But what Hague has filed in court is a lawsuit, not an objection to Hallmark policies, and her agreement with Hallmark requires that legal claims be arbitrated,” Leben wrote in Friday’s opinion.
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According to a complaint in the case, a federal drug task force joined with the Internal Revenue Service in 2011 to investigate the finances of Bauman, who owned a carpet cleaning business in rural Lawrence, Dahda and others associated with them. The investigation included federal wire taps. Both Bauman, who remains in custody in the case, and Willming have pleaded not guilty, as have all co-defendants. Thomas G. Lemon, an attorney for Willming, has objected to the government’s request, saying Willming has not been convicted of any crime that would lead to a seizure and sale of the property. He said in his motion it was “believed that the residence and property may be worth in excess of $1 million.” Willming’s defense attorney also said the property could be secured from the elements and argued the expense of keeping the property is “not excessive” while the matter is being resolved. A judge has not yet ruled on the issue. A trial in the drug case will not occur before next
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THIS PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1605 E. 550 ROAD has been seized in connection with a recent bust of a drug ring. The home was under construction by owners Chad Bauman and Carey Willming, who federal agents believe financed the build with drug money. June, and federal prosecutors have said more defendants could face indictment. Prosecutors accused one of the defendants, Samuel Villeareal III, 31, with supplying marijuana to unnamed Kansas University men’s basketball players during the 20102011 season. Prosecutors only briefly addressed
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BRIEFLY De Soto Days set for next weekend De Soto will hold its 47th annual De Soto Days over Labor Day weekend at Miller Memorial Park, 32400 W. 83rd St. De Soto Days will feature a city carnival, live entertainment, food vendors, a car show and the De Soto Days Parade. This year the parade’s theme will be “Back to the Future.” Organizers are still taking applications for parade entries or car show entries. Here are the times and schedule for De Soto Days: ! 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday !""9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Kiddie Parade; 10 a.m. De Soto Days Parade; car show (after parades) For more information contact desotodaysks@gmail. com or visit the website at desotodaysks.com.
KU initiatives aim to boost retention rate By Andy Hyland email@example.com
Nick Zych, of Lenexa, and Peter Beatty, of Bonner Springs, are freshman roommates this year at Kansas University, and already they’ve gone through some different experiences than students
Office of First-Year Experience established to help freshmen
who came before them. “We had a great first week,” Zych said. The roommates said they’ve enjoyed meeting a new, diverse group of people and appreciated some of the new initiatives the
university installed this year. KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little told the Kansas Board of Regents earlier this month that she hopes to get the university’s freshman reten-
tion rate from 80 percent to 90 percent in 10 years. “We want to work very early on with students on what are our academic expectations and what does success look like in a university
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Group raises questions on candidate’s home WICHITA (AP) — An advocacy group has raised questions about the tax-exempt house in Wichita where a Republican candidate for the state Senate lives. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a Madison, Wis.,-based group that promotes the separation of church and state, has asked the Sedgwick County appraiser’s office to investigate the tax-exempt status of the house where Michael O’Donnell lives. O’Donnell, who is also a member of the Wichita City Council, faces Democrat Timothy Snow and Libertarian Dave Thomas in the November election. O’Donnell lives in the former parsonage for Grace Baptist Church, where his father is pastor. He said he was first offered the house in exchange for his work as the church’s janitor, which ended in late 2008 or 2009. Since then, he has been paying rent. The house was appraised at $76,100 this year, and county records show no general property taxes have been billed since at least 2002, The Wichita Eagle reported.
environment,” said Sarah Crawford-Parker, an assistant vice provost who is leading the university’s new Office of First-Year Experience charged with
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TAYLOR JORDAN, 13, OF KANSAS CITY, KAN., shows off her painted face at Tiblow Days, an annual festival in Bonner Springs, which was originally named Tiblow after Henry Tiblow. AT LEFT: Scott Komarek and son Hudson, 2, ride the carousel. AT TOP: From left, sisters Laureen Shumate, 12, Lacey Shumate, 7, and Logan Shumate, 9, of Bonner Springs, ride The Cobra.
Kansas University’s Center for Community Outreach encouraged students to be a part of the Lawrence community and volunteer by hosting Super Service Saturday. “I feel like students sometimes forget Lawrence is around them, and (Super Ser- KANSAS vice Saturday) UNIVERSITY helps them get into Lawrence, into the Community Outreach and make a difference,” CCO Executive Director Jill Wenderott said. Students were able to choose from 13 community organizations to volunteer with, ranging from the Lawrence Public Library to playing bingo with seniors at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community. Junior Sam Tinsdeall chose to volunteer with Family Promise because it helps underprivileged people, Please see VOLUNTEER, page 4A
Boy ready for next summer after heat cuts mowing season short By Shaun Hittle email@example.com
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QUINTON WESTPHAL, 11, PUTS AWAY HIS NEW LAWN MOWER at his east Lawrence home. Quinton had saved up to buy a mower, but it was stolen a day after he purchased it. Lawrence cardiologist Roger Dreiling bought Quinton a replacement mower after learning of the theft.
The dry, warm weather hampered 11-year-old Quinton Westphal’s lawn mowing business this summer. “It was so hot,” said Quinton, with a shrug of the shoulders and a “what can you do?” expression. But it wasn’t enough to dampen the young entrepreneur’s spirit, as Quinton said he made the best of it, pointing to several yards he mowed in his east Lawrence neighborhood. The $120 or so that he earned this summer was
a little less than he’d expected, however. That Mother Nature can cut into a bottom line was the second business lesson Quinton had to learn the hard way this year. Quinton spent a year saving $250 for a new lawn mower to start his lawn mowing business by collecting cans, selling homemade duct-tape wallets and socking away his birthday money. Last May, just a couple of days after Quinton and his dad, Schuyler, bought a new mower, it was stolen from the family’s backyard. Quinton
thought his dream of his own mowing business had rolled away with the mower. But minutes after a Journal-World story went online detailing the theft, calls and emails started coming in, with a slew of good Samaritans offering to buy Quinton a new mower. Lawrence cardiologist Roger Dreiling, who operated a lawn mowing business in his youth, was the first to contact the family and bought Quinton a new mower. Quinton showed off the new mower, which he said
works great and is actually a more expensive model than the one that was stolen. And like many small businesses that have been negatively affected by this summer’s weather, Quinton is already looking forward and planning for next year. He’s been working on early designs for a flier he’ll pass out this fall, hoping to get the jump on the competition come next year. — Reporter Shaun Hittle can be reached at 832-7173. Follow him at Twitter.com/shaunhittle.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Road work planned this week Lawrence City construction projects are now mapped at http://lawks.us/construction-map. !" Traffic heading in both directions on the 23rd Street bridge near Haskell Avenue will be redirected as crews work to demolish the bridge. Completion: November 2012. ! The Kansas River levee is closed for construction of Bowersock Mills and Power Co.’s new plant on the north bank. Users will be detoured to city streets crossing at the controlled intersection of North Second and Locust streets. Completion: late 2012. !" Street concrete will be reworked on West 11th Street, North Third Street from Elm to Lincoln streets and Lincoln and Perry streets from North Second street to North Third Street. Through traffic will be maintained. Completion: Friday. !" Crews should begin patching asphalt in neighborhoods around the Wakarusa Drive, Harvard Road Monterey Way and Inverness Drive area. Through traffic should be maintained. Completion: spring 2013 !" Westland Construction Inc. will replace a water main on Wimbledon Drive from Inverness to Crossgate drives. Access to Wimbledon Drive may be reduced to one lane during construction. !" A contractor for the city of Lawrence will be working on curb and gutter repairs as well as road milling and patching in an area between West Second and West Sixth streets and Indiana and Maine streets. Through traffic will be maintained but there is a possibility of road closure during asphalt overly. The city will notify businesses and residents if driveway access is restricted. Completion: Friday. Baldwin City ! Sixth Street/County Road 1055 north of U.S. Highway 56/Ames Street will be closed in sections of a three-phase project. There will be a marked detour. Eudora !" Eastbound left lane of Kansas Highway 10 west of the Church Street interchange will be closed up to approximately a half-mile east of County Route 442/ North 1400 Road interchange for concrete work between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Completion: Wednesday. East 1900 Road ! County Road 1057/ East 1900 Road is closed between the Kansas Highway 10 interchange and County Road 458/North 1000 Road. A marked detour is provided. Completion: November 2012. U.S. Highway 59 !" North 200 Road is closed at U.S. Highway 59 for frontage road construction work. Completion: late 2012.
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which is an area she is interested in. “I’m looking to do volunteering within my degree program, and I thought this could help me get into it,” Tinsdeall said. Although there was a variety of volunteer opportunities to choose from, the rain caused some outdoor activities to get canceled or changed.
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helping freshmen connect with KU. Several initiatives, many of which are still in the pilot stage this fall, help illuminate how KU officials hope to make that happen.
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A look at first-year seminar courses Freshmen at Kansas University had the option of enrolling in one of 11 first-year seminar courses for the first time this year. The courses were designed to feature faculty members teaching on interesting topics that align with their research fields. Undecided majors were particularly advised to consider taking one of the courses. They will focus on critical thinking and writing skills, and are designed to introduce students to the basics of intellectual inquiry. The three-credit hour courses also fill a general education requirement for the students. The course offerings this semester include: ! Biology 177. “Why do the birds and bees do it?” Taught by Jennifer Gleason, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology. ! Business 177. “Commerce Today: Is this what Adam Smith envisioned?” Taught by Dennis Karney, distinguished professor of business. ! Engineering 177. “Innovations in Bioengineering.” Taught by Lisa Friis, associate professor of mechanical engineering. ! Geology 177. “Our Future Energy: Myths, Solutions and Sustain-
A new kind of freshman course KU is offering 11 firstyear seminar courses as a pilot program this fall, though the university already has plans to double that number by next fall. The classes are small — limited to just 19 students — and taught by faculty members who have done research in the field. Andrea Greenhoot, an associate professor of psychology, served on a committee that helped form the new classes. The courses are supposed to focus on engaging topics. “Why do the birds and the bees do it?” is one, focusing on sexual selection in biology. The classes are offered for three credit hours and fill general education requirements. “We’re trying to introduce students to the excitement of intellectual discovery and the culture of scholarly inquiry,” Crawford-Parker said, something that often officials warnings when doesn’t come until far lat- a student exhibits trouer in a student’s education bling behavior, such as getting below 65 percent at KU. Beatty was one of the on a test. Professors also can flag students who opted to enroll in a seminar this year. troubling behavior (or He chose a geology course mark “kudos” for students focusing on the future of doing well). That system is also energy production. “I like it a lot,” he said. in the pilot phase this “Our professor seems semester, and is being like a really intelligent tested in nine classes. guy, and you can kind Academic advisers moniof get engaged a little tor the flags and can inmore, especially since it’s tervene if necessary to a smaller class, and you recommend tutoring or can relate to people a lot referral to other univermore because they’re all sity services. Not every flag will refreshmen.” It’s a lot different quire action, Tuttle said. “We’re trying to deterthan his introductory math, English and his- mine the right balance,” tory courses, and nothing she said. If all goes well, the syslike his huge psychology class, he said. Crawford- tem could eventually be Parker said the university in place in the majority of hopes to eventually have classes designed for firstand secondmore than half year stuof its incomWe’re trying to dents, she ing freshmen introduce students said. enroll in one of the seminar to the excitement of courses. intellectual discov- Paying the Zych wasn’t ery and the culture bills The proin a seminar but did read of scholarly inquiry.” grams come with an addthe “Notes ed cost: The From No — Sarah Crawford-Parker, an university Man’s Land,” assistant vice provost who is eliminated the common leading the university’s new book KU dis- Office of First-Year Experience its learning communitributed to all ties office freshmen this in fall 2008, year. “They gave it to us for citing budget cutbacks free, so I’m like, ‘Shoot, as one of the reasons for why not?’” read the book, the cut. The office served 435 students at the time. he said. He enjoyed the book Those communities — and appreciated its per- which involve students spective. The university taking multiple classes at has several common-book once along with a small discussion groups, and seminar discussion sesauthor Eula Biss is sched- sion — are set to return in uled for a campus visit in the future. The pilot program for October. the first-year seminar Looking for early courses cost $120,000 warning signs taken from tuition funds Other programs also in start-up costs, faculty are being tested this fall. development and instrucKathryn Nemeth Tuttle, tional funds that were a special adviser to the paid back to departments provost, has been over- to free up faculty to teach seeing a new early-warn- the seminars, Crawfording system that operates Parker said. through KU’s Blackboard Top KU officials have online course manage- said that funds saved from ment system. It automati- the Changing for Excelcally sends university lence efficiency review
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ability.” Taught by David Fowle, associate professor of geology. ! History 177. “From the Locomotive to the Smart Phone: Culture, Space and Time in the Machine Age.” Taught by Nathan Wood, associate professor of history. ! Journalism 177. “Living in a Visual World.” Taught by Mike Williams, associate professor of journalism. ! Linguistics 177. “Beyond English: Is One Language Enough in Today’s World?” Taught by Alison Gabriele, associate professor of linguistics. ! Psychology 177. “Remembering our Past: How Memory Works and Why it Matters.” Taught by Andrea Greenhoot, associate professor of psychology. ! Public Administration 177. “Drugs, Cars, Cops and Social Justice.” Taught by Charles Epp, professor of public administration. ! Spanish 177. “Once Upon a Time... Narrative, Culture and Adaptation.” Taught by Robert Bayliss, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese. ! Theater 177: “The Seduction of Culture and What to Do About It,” taught by John GronbeckTedesco, professor of theater.
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The Lawrence doctor went to Walmart and purchased a paperback book on the South Beach Diet, and she followed it. “It’s easy and it makes sense,” she said. The diet consists of eating lean Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo protein, fruits and vegetaDR. MALATI HARRIS, of Lawrence Family Medicine bles and complex carbo& Obstetrics, checks the reflexes of Azreal hydrates like brown rice McElwain, 4, held by his brother Caleb Baum, 9, and sweet potatoes. during a checkup Friday. Harris has lost about 150 When she first went pounds through diet and exercise — something she SOUND OFF on the diet, she didn’t go has preached to patients for years. to restaurants, she avoidIf you have a question, ed her workplace break call 832-7297 or send room, and she didn’t buy Lawrence Family Medi- most of the time and then “junk” at the store that cine & Obstetrics for eight you eat something bad, oh email to soundoff@ would tempt her at home. years, and her patients man, it’s terrible. You just ljworld.com. “I’m not a good cook. I have seen her transfor- don’t feel good,” she said. She’s also continues to have a vegetable steamer mation. She’s commonly and a George Foreman, asked: “What’s your secret push herself physically by and that’s what I live off to weight loss?” “Did you working out with Rodriof. It’s simple,” she said. use diet pills?” “Did you guez, whom she connected with in January 2010 “I just throw a piece of have surgery?” “It’s one of my favor- when she received a gift chicken on the grill, and ite things to talk about certificate for a trainer for it’s done in 10 minutes.” Harris lost about 95 now because I have been Christmas. “I was like, ‘I can’t stop.’ pounds within a year and through it, and I know a half by simply chang- how difficult it is and it I have to keep going being her diet. She did use a doesn’t really get easier,” cause he does a lot of craBy Adam Strunk treadmill for a few months, she said. “There’s no mag- zy exercises. It’s fun, and Read more responses and add ic to it.” you don’t get bored,” she but that was short-lived. your thoughts at LJWorld.com Harris said patients will said. She bought the treadAlthough her schedule mill as a Valentine’s Day often say that they’ve tried How important do you gift to herself and used it Weight Watchers or the is “crazy busy” because five times a week until she South Beach Diet and that she’s a mother of two chilthink future space they don’t dren and a full-time docexploration is to the got a tattoo on her foot If that person is not work, but tor, she still finds time to nation’s future? she calls exercise. that needAsked on Massachusetts them on it. “Everybody has 20 mined about ready, it’s not going Street “I am like, utes in their day. They just a week to to work. It’s just like heal. She smoking. You can tell bull, they all really do, and how they They choose to spend it is up to ended up them all of the health work. all work. them, but everybody’s got taking nine The hard- it.” months off. benefits, but if they est part is She said she has more “ T h a t are not there, they figuring out energy to chase after her was stupid. are not there.” what you kids, and she doesn’t hesiIt was incan person- tate to get something that sane,” she ally do for she needs upstairs. She said about — Dr. Malati Harris the rest of now plays basketball with her conyour life,” her son. stant battle. “They are going to Without exercise, she she said. “If they changed hit a plateau for sev- their eating habits to lose know that you exercise Bryan Welch, eral months and was 50 weight and then went every day, like this is what publisher, pounds from her target back to their old habits, you do,” she said. Lawrence Harris said she entered goal of 180 pounds. It was why are they so surprised “The notion of a limitfamily practice mainly another turning point. She they gained the weight?” less human potential “You have to do it for- because it allowed her to could accept the weight or is really important to deliver babies and work she could push herself to ever,” she said. inspire human creation As a doctor, she never with children. She’s pasdo more. and innovation, and space She decided to join a pressures her patients sionate about fighting the exploration gave us that fitness center and started into losing weight because obesity epidemic among the younger generations sense of inspiration and lifting weights to help get she knows it won’t work. “If that person is not — something she sees rid of the flabby skin that motivation.” resulted from her weight ready, it’s not going to firsthand in her office. She talked about a loss. She also joined the work. It’s just like smokMetabolic Research Cen- ing,” she said. “You can 4-year-old who weighed ter, a weight-loss clinic tell them all of the health 90 pounds, and her mothin Lawrence, and it gave benefits, but if they are er thought she might have her the accountability she not there, they are not a thyroid problem. When they went over her diet, needed. She had to weigh there.” she was simply eating in twice a week with !"!"! way too much … 6 cups of someone other than herToday, Harris, who juice, two peanut butter self. By adding exercise weighs 190 pounds after sandwiches, a couple of and accountability, she gaining muscle, describes bowls of cereal, bananas, reached her target weight herself as “a little ob- Harris recalled. Carolyn Welch, “She looked stuffed and in July 2009, and has main- sessed” with diet and exmusic teacher, uncomfortable,” Harris tained it since. The key is ercise. Lawrence, She continues to learn said. She told the mother she didn’t change her rou“I think space exploratine. She still exercises, more about food, and this that if she didn’t do sometion was one of the most watches what she eats and summer she took part in a thing now, it would only creative things we have she’s held accountable to a 30-day nutrition challenge get worse. done, and I think the “You have to do this for trainer and a close friend at UnderGround Lab Fitfuture of humanity and whom she text messages ness. The challenge was her,” she advised. “She’s to eat foods that weren’t not going to wake up some of our planet depends on her weight every day. “It’s an everyday, every processed, which meant morning and think she our creativity.” meal struggle. Definitely, lots of lean meats, veg- needs to eat salads.” my habits are a lot better etables, fruits and nuts. — Health reporter Karrey Britt can be She couldn’t eat dairy now,” she said. reached at 832-7190. Britt also is the She went from a size or grains. She liked it so 24 to a size 10, and she much that she’s continued editor of WellCommons.com, and you can believes she’s in the best to follow those guidelines follow her at Twitter.com/WellCommons. with just a few exceptions. shape of her adult life. She admits she cheats !"!"! now and then. Harris has worked at “When you eat healthy
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Armstrong, 1st man on moon, remembered as ‘ultimate hero’ By Lisa Cornwell and Seth Borenstein Associated Press
CINCINNATI — Neil Armstrong was a soft-spoken engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made “one giant leap for mankind” with a small step onto the moon. The modest man, who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quarter-million miles away, but credited others for the feat, died Saturday. He was 82. Armstrong died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures, his family said in a statement. Armstrong had a bypass operation this month, according to NASA. His family didn’t say where he died; he had lived in suburban Cincinnati. Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon July 20, 1969, capping the most daring of the 20th century’s scientific expeditions. His first words after becoming the first person to set foot on the surface are etched in history books and the memories of those who heard them in a live broadcast. “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” Armstrong said. (Armstrong insisted later that he had said “a’’ before man, but said he, too, couldn’t hear it in the version that went to the world.) In those first few moments on the moon, during the climax of a heated space race with the Soviet Union, Armstrong stopped in what he called “a tender moment” and left a patch to commemorate NASA astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts who had died in action. “It was special and memorable, but it was only instantaneous because there was work to do,” Armstrong told an Australian television interviewer this year. Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent nearly three hours walking on the lunar surface, collecting samples, conducting experiments and taking photographs. “The sights were simply magnificent, beyond any visual experience that I had ever been exposed to,” Armstrong once said. The moon walk marked America’s victory in the Cold War space race that began Oct. 4, 1957, with the launch of the Soviet Union’s Sputnik 1, a 184-pound satellite that sent shock waves around the world.
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Astronaut Memorial at Kennedy Space Center, Hawley attempted to say hello to Armstrong. Armstrong was surrounded by a crowd of people, and Hawley wasn’t even sure Armstrong would remember his name. “As I got close, I said,
NEIL ARMSTRONG, pictured in this July 20, 1969, file photo provided by NASA, died at age 82 on Saturday. Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon July 20, 1969. He radioed back to Earth the historic news of “one giant leap for mankind.” BELOW, Apollo 11 astronauts Armstrong and Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, the first men to land on the moon, plant the U.S. flag on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969.
Armstrong, pictured on June 1, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio
Although he had been a Navy fighter pilot, a test pilot for NASA’s forerunner and an astronaut, Armstrong never allowed himself to be caught up in the celebrity and glamour of the space program. “I am, and ever will be, a white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer,” he said in 2000 in one of his rare public appearances. “And I take a substantial amount of pride in the accomplishments of my profession.” Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley, who interviewed Armstrong for oral histories for NASA, said Armstrong fit every requirement the space agency needed for the first man to walk on moon, especially because of his engineering skills
and the way he handled celebrity by shunning it. “I think his genius was in his reclusiveness,” Brinkley said. “He was the ultimate hero in an era of corruptible men.” Fellow Ohioan and astronaut John Glenn, one of Armstrong’s closest friends, recalled Saturday how Armstrong was down to the last 15 seconds to 35 seconds of fuel when he finally brought the lunar module Eagle down on the Sea of Tranquility. “That showed a dedication to what he was doing that was admirable,” Glenn said. A man who kept away from cameras, Armstrong went public in 2010 with his concerns about President Barack Obama’s space policy that shifted attention away from a return to the moon and emphasized private companies developing spaceships. He testified before Congress, and in an email to The Associated Press, Armstrong said he had “substantial reservations,” and along with more than two dozen Apollo-era veterans, he signed a letter calling the plan a “misguided proposal that forces NASA out of human space operations for the foreseeable future.”
‘Well, I won’t bother him.’ But he looked up and he saw me, and he said, ‘Hi, Steve,’ and waved to me. I looked back and said, ‘Hi, Neil.’ He didn’t have to do that, but that’s the kind of guy he was.” Hawley said Armstrong was the kind of person who realized the moon landing wasn’t his achievement, but the achievement of the tens of thousands of other people who labored on the project — that he was a mem-
ber of the team, not an individual. “That was always something I looked for when we hired new astronauts,” Hawley said. Hawley said Armstrong had, in part, inspired him to work at NASA but might have inspired him more on what he did after retirement. “He left and went back to his alma mater and taught,” Hawley said. “I said, ‘When I retire, I want to do that.’”
I am, and ever will be, a white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer. And I take a substantial amount of pride in the accomplishments of my profession.” — Neil Armstrong, at a public appearance in 2000
NYPD: Empire State victims hit by police gunfire NEW YORK — All nine people injured during a dramatic confrontation between police and a gunman outside the Empire State Building were wounded by gunfire from the two officers, police said Saturday, citing ballistics evidence. The veteran patrolmen who opened fire on the suit-clad gunman, Jeffrey Johnson, had only an instant to react when he whirled around and pointed a .45-caliber pistol at them as they approached him from behind on a busy sidewalk. Officer Craig Matthews
shot seven times, and Officer Robert Sinishtaj fired nine times, police said. Neither had ever fired their weapons before on a patrol. The volley of gunfire felled Johnson in just a few seconds and left nine other people bleeding on the sidewalk. In the initial chaos Friday, it wasn’t clear whether Johnson or the officers were responsible for the trail of the wounded, but based on ballistic and other evidence, “it appears that all nine of the victims were struck either by fragments or by bullets fired by po-
lice,” Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told reporters Saturday at a community event in Harlem. Police officials have said the officers appeared to have no choice but to shoot Johnson, whose body had 10 bullet wounds in the chest, arms and legs. The officers confronted Johnson as he walked, casually, down the street after gunning down a former co-worker on the sidewalk outside the office they once shared. The shooting happened at 9 a.m., as the neighborhood bustled with people arriving for work.
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Preservation games It’s hard to see how the Varsity House can be reassembled in a manner that even resembles its original site and condition.
ho’s kidding whom? A large apartment building is under construction at the northwest corner of 11th and Indiana streets. No doubt it will be a fine addition to the housing market, and, because of its location, it will be particularly attractive to Kansas University students. There usually are numerous hurdles in Lawrence for any major development to overcome before getting the necessary approvals and for construction to begin. One obstacle or hurdle in this project was an early 1900s house located on the site. The house is known as “Varsity House” because it once served as a boarding house, with a large kitchen and dining area, for members of the KU football team. Its true “historic” value can be debated but, in Lawrence, if someone or some group is committed to making “historic” an issue concerning a building or neighborhood, it becomes a high hurdle. Those proposing the apartments initially gave differing views on the size and location of the project and how the Varsity House could be protected and preserved. It was decided that the structure would be moved to accommodate the apartment complex, but local preservationists were surprised when the developer decided to disassemble the structure and place its pieces in storage, saying it would be reassembled at the site, supposedly looking the same and maintaining its original appearance. The only trouble, based on a pass-by look at the site, is that the only possible location for Varsity House will be on top of a concrete pad, probably surrounded by some fake green grass and probably not looking anything like the treasured and special original structure. It will have to be jammed into a small space next to the modern apartment complex. The outside shell of the building may retain its original appearance but the lowerlevel kitchen and dining area obviously will have to be eliminated or relocated, and there is no way the builder or architect will be able to duplicate the special ambiance, feeling, smell and atmosphere of the original structure where football players lived, relaxed and shared meals. It will be interesting to remember the developer’s pledge and see how the rebuilt Varsity House will fit in with its large modern housing cousin.
OLD HOME TOWN
From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 26, 1912: “There was a runaway on Massachusetts street last night, but YEARS who was in it and where it started AGO are a mystery. The runaway ocIN 1912 curred about 8:30 when there were few people on the street and none of the onlookers seem to know just how it happened. It seems that there were a man and two children in the buggy when the runaway occurred. The horse ran south through almost the entire business section of Massachusetts street, and narrowly escaped colliding with other vehicles or overturning the buggy several times. The man kept his head and guided the horse until it was finally stopped near the court house.” — Compiled by Sarah St. John
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Recognizing roadblocks to progress By Ellen Goodman
BOSTON — So, dear friends, we gather again to celebrate Aug. 26, the anniversary of the passage of women’s suffrage. We honor our foremothers in our special way by handing out the Equal Rites Awards for those who have done the most to slow down progress. This year, the holiday falls all too appropriately between the end of the Olympics and the beginning of the political conventions. Need we remind you that women have achieved greater success in the sports meritocracy than in the political democracy? Forty years after Title IX, women outnumbered men on the U.S. Olympic team and in the gold medals. Ninety-two years after the 19th Amendment, women occupy only 17 percent of the seats in Congress and have never made it to the White House. But now for our own gold medals, may we have: The envelopes please! We begin by awarding the Double Standard Bearer Prize to — ta-da! — Rush Limbaugh. Our lifetime achievement awardee attacked Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke as a “slut” and a “prostitute” because she testified before Congress in favor of having contraception covered by health insurance. For saying that Fluke should repay the taxpayers with personal sex videos, we give Rush a special Groupon to be used at the Testosterone Poison Control Center. In the same toxic vein, the Male-Practice Award does not go to a doctor this year but to Republican bankroller Foster Goodman Friess. This super PACman had his own reason to avoid covering birth control: “Back in my days, they used Bayer aspirin for contraceptives; the gals put it between their knees and it wasn’t that costly.” We send Friess a case of aspirin, a Hypocritic Oath, and a one-way ticket back to “his days.” Now for his pal Rick Santorum. Our boy Rick lost the presidential battle but won the Battle of the Sexes Badge for a pink panic attack. At a bowling campaign event in Wisconsin, Rick stopped a boy from picking up a pink ball, saying “You’re not going to use that pink ball. ... Not on camera. ... Friends don’t let friends use pink balls.” In the pink and blue world of boys and grrrls, he is already behind our 8-ball. Ah yes, but what about virtual gamesman-ship? The annual Booby Prize for Online Sports goes to video game coach Aris Bakhtanians, who trash-talked player Miranda Pakozdi in the “Cross Assault” video game tournament, quizzing her on camera about her bra size and telling her to take off her shirt. For video harassment, we promise to crash his private hard drive. Now on to the Backward Trailblazer Award. We censure the Census Bureau for its retro view of kiddie care. When mom does it, according to the bureau, it’s parenting. When dad does it, it’s child care. For sticking to the old script, we give the number crunchers an apron
emblazoned: Dad is not a baby sitter! Let us swing overseas for our (Half-) Blind Justice Award. It is won this year, as so often before, by Afghanistan. There, the good news is that the government finally pardoned a woman named Gulnaz imprisoned for adultery after being raped. The bad news is that Afghan Justice Minister Habibullah Ghaleb claimed that shelters for victims of domestic violence were encouraging immorality and prostitution. A one-eyed burqa for these boys. The Dubious Equality Award goes annually to the most unwelcome evidence of a sexual parity. This year it is being delivered to Saudi Arabia. Women in the kingdom still cannot drive, can only run in the Olympics covered from head to toe, BUT ... men like Muree bin Ali bin Issa al-Asiri can be equally executed for witchcraft and adultery! Home again, where the war on women thrives. Here, the Taliban Poster Boy Prize goes to Jay Townsend, a now-former campaign adviser to Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth of New York who suggested on Facebook how to deal with women lawmakers who promoted the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay bill — “Let’s hurl some acid at those female Democratic senators.” He has already received our award for him: a pink slip. Alas, this war also has its intra-gender battalions. The Mommy Wars Re-Ignition Prize goes with regret to Hilary Rosen for the sound bite that came back to bite her. She said mom-of-five Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life.” A hair shirt emblazoned with “Every mom is a working mom” has already been FedExed her way. As for the Romneys, our gal Ann worked not only as a mom but, we now know, also as an anthropologist studying the life of a remote tribe for her hubby. Employer Mitt gets the Patriarch of the Year Award for whining that he does-so understand women because Ann “reports to me” on what they think. To Mitt, a pill for tone-deafness. Can we top that? Yesss!! The Media Ms-take Citation goes to Time maga-
zine’s cover photo featuring a 3-yearold boy being breast-fed by his buff mom next to the line: “Are You Mom Enough?” For promoting competitive mom-ery via mammary, we write the editors a prescription to Mom Up. Just don’t try to fill this Rx in Texas. The Over the Counter Sexism Award for retailing stereotypes goes to the CVS pharmacists in Mesquite, Texas, who illegally refused to sell emergency contraception, aka Plan B, to a man. After all, they hinted to this husband, he might be a rapist. We offer these pharmacists Plan D for discrimination. From pharmacy to cosmetology, we are pleased to give the Ms-Adventures in Advertising Award to yet another makeup artist. This year, giants Cover Girl and L’Oreal took a photoshop-op to alter the eyelashes of Taylor Swift and the skin of Julia Roberts. For their attempt to sell makeup through selfhate, we send them a pre-made PSA announcement: Even Taylor Swift doesn’t have eyelashes like Taylor Swift. Let us not forgot the Raging Hormonal Imbalance Prize. This was won, hands down, by Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin. While serving an overdose of tea party politics, he justified his opposition to abortion for rape victims by explaining, “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” To offset his Boy-ology 101 lesson, Todd gets a two-week vacation from campaigning in a local rape crisis center. Finally, we are in debt (literally) to China for the Masters of the Universe Citation. This goes to the Mandarins who are updating the concubine for the modern era. It turns out that the Chinese Masters’ latest perk is a mistress. “Keeping a mistress is just like playing golf,” said one such Master. “Both are expensive hobbies.” As we close this awards season, at least we can get teed off. Our motto for next year: FORE! — Ellen Goodman is a former columnist for Washington Post Writers Group.
Ryan adds ideology to GOP team WASHINGTON — Conventions are the seventh-inning stretches of presidential politics, a pause to consider the interminable prelude and the coming climax. Republicans gathering in Tampa face an unusual election in which they do not have a substantial advantage concerning the most presidential subject: foreign policy. This is not because their nominee has weak foreignpolicy credentials, which are not weaker than Barack Obama’s were four years ago. And it is not because some of Mitt Romney’s policy expostulations during the nominating process — e.g., “We should not negotiate with the Taliban. We should defeat the Taliban” — promise a limitless elongation of an 11-year exercise in mission creep that the public is sensibly eager to liquidate. And it is not because there are no ominous potentialities: Both Romney and Obama seem committed to a third regional war if, as is highly probable, Iran continues to pursue nuclear weapons. (Israel could make foreign policy central in the U.S. campaign by striking Iran.) And it is not because the world has become tranquil — although the world, which Romney calls “dangerous, destructive, chaotic,” is less so than at any time since the 1920s, measured by the likelihood of people dying from organized violence. Rather, the eclipse of foreign policy is a result of this
One peculiarity of this political season’s first seven innings was the selection of a fundamentally non-ideological presidential nominee by a Republican Party…” perverse Obama accomplishment: He has proved that the locution “growth recession” is not oxymoronic. During this recovery, now in its fourth year, the economy often has grown so slowly that job creation rarely, and then barely, matched the growth of the workforce. Perhaps Romney should rejoice that economic anxieties have marginalized foreign policy: The last time a businessman was nominated in a period of national security tensions — Republican Wendell Willkie in 1940 — he lost. There have been 11 elections since two Democratic presidents committed the United States to a protracted war of attrition in Indochina — John Kennedy by complicity in
regime-change by coup; Lyndon Johnson by incontinent escalation. In those 11 elections, the Democratic Party, wounded by its riotous 1968 convention and its 1972 nomination of George McGovern, has elected just three presidents. Jimmy Carter won after Vietnam was lost. Bill Clinton won after the Cold War was won. Barack Obama won after the nation had recoiled against foreign overreaching: Iraq. The eclipse of foreign policy underscores the rationality of Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan. The youngest vice presidential nominee since Dan Quayle in 1988, Ryan guarantees that the Republican message — certainly subliminally, perhaps explicitly — will be Obama’s immaturity, which is writ large in the childishness of his characteristic rhetorical evasion: Every difficult choice is, he says, “a false choice.” One peculiarity of this political season’s first seven innings was the selection of a fundamentally non-ideological presidential nominee by a Republican Party that, under the beneficent influence of the tea party, has never been more ideological or more ideologically homogenous. The Ryan selection ameliorates this incongruity. The incongruity, however, explains why Romney may be able to win with a Big Ten strategy. Until last year, when Nebraska joined this athletic conference, it extended from
State College, Pa., to Iowa City, Iowa. Romney enters the final innings competitive in those two states, as well as Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin, which means he is poised to correct a Republican problem: The party has been too dependent on the South, understood as the 11 states of the Confederacy, plus Oklahoma and Kentucky. In the last five presidential elections, Republican candidates have received an average of 64 percent of their electoral votes from the South. In 2000, George W. Bush became the first Republican to win the presidency while losing the electoral and popular votes outside the South. The party’s Southern cast was one reason John McCain in 2008 did not carry any suburb contiguous to Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Detroit or Chicago. Such places are habitats of persons who by now may be lightly attached Obama voters — people who like the idea of him but not the results of him. As Holman W. Jenkins of The Wall Street Journal astutely writes, “Obama’s great political talent has been his knack for granting his admirers permission to think highly of themselves for thinking highly of him.” Romney’s great political challenge is to wean them away by making them faintly embarrassed about their former infatuation. — George Will is a columnist for Washington Post Writers Group.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
L AWRENCE J OURNAL -W ORLD
Partly sunny, a t-storm; humid
Partly sunny and humid
High 85° Low 64° POP: 55%
High 89° Low 58° POP: 5%
High 92° Low 59° POP: 5%
High 88° Low 65° POP: 5%
High 91° Low 65° POP: 10%
Wind N 4-8 mph
Wind E 4-8 mph
Wind SE 3-6 mph
Wind S 4-8 mph
Wind S 6-12 mph
POP: Probability of Precipitation
McCook 88/63 Oberlin 88/63
Grand Island 86/65
St. Joseph 84/62 Chillicothe 83/64
Kansas City Marshall Manhattan 85/68 82/66 Goodland Salina 86/63 Oakley Kansas City Topeka 90/61 87/66 90/64 86/65 Lawrence 84/67 Sedalia 85/64 Emporia Great Bend 83/68 86/65 88/64 Nevada Dodge City Chanute 84/68 88/64 Hutchinson 84/69 Garden City 88/65 90/64 Springfield Wichita Pratt Liberal Coffeyville Joplin 84/70 86/68 86/65 90/63 85/70 85/70 Hays Russell 86/63 86/64
Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.
Through 7 p.m. Saturday.
Temperature High/low 80°/68° Normal high/low today 86°/64° Record high today 108° in 1936 Record low today 49° in 1910
Precipitation in inches 24 hours through 7 p.m. yest. 0.45 Month to date 1.58 Normal month to date 3.24 Year to date 15.70 Normal year to date 27.78
Today Mon. Today Mon. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Atchison 84 64 t 88 59 pc Independence 87 71 t 90 65 pc 86 63 pc 89 61 pc Belton 84 68 t 87 63 pc Fort Riley 84 68 t 87 63 pc Burlington 86 68 t 89 61 pc Olathe Coffeyville 85 70 t 90 65 pc Osage Beach 84 71 t 88 61 pc Osage City 84 65 t 88 59 pc Concordia 84 64 pc 88 64 s 84 66 t 88 60 pc Dodge City 88 64 pc 90 61 pc Ottawa 86 68 t 89 66 pc Holton 86 65 t 88 60 pc Wichita Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice.
SUN & MOON
Mon. 6:45 a.m. 7:58 p.m. 5:16 p.m. 2:31 a.m.
As of 7 a.m. Saturday Lake
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Shown are today’s noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for today.
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Today Cities Hi Lo W Acapulco 91 77 t Amsterdam 67 54 r Athens 100 76 s Baghdad 113 85 s Bangkok 95 79 t Beijing 84 69 pc Berlin 72 55 sh Brussels 65 50 r Buenos Aires 50 41 s Cairo 98 74 s Calgary 74 46 s Dublin 63 56 pc Geneva 70 48 pc Hong Kong 95 83 pc Jerusalem 88 67 s Kabul 93 65 s London 70 54 c Madrid 90 61 s Mexico City 75 52 t Montreal 88 66 pc Moscow 69 60 r New Delhi 85 78 t Oslo 68 42 r Paris 72 52 pc Rio de Janeiro 79 66 s Rome 86 63 t Seoul 94 77 pc Singapore 89 78 sh Stockholm 68 55 r Sydney 68 39 s Tokyo 88 76 pc Toronto 84 69 pc Vancouver 69 57 c Vienna 69 58 sh Warsaw 68 56 sh Winnipeg 76 53 pc
Hi 90 71 99 115 93 84 68 73 55 97 81 64 75 95 85 89 70 95 76 82 67 88 65 77 77 90 93 87 61 68 89 85 69 73 65 78
Mon. Lo W 76 t 59 pc 79 s 87 s 79 t 72 t 52 pc 57 pc 47 pc 74 s 50 s 52 r 53 s 83 pc 65 s 63 t 59 c 64 s 52 t 66 t 56 r 78 t 40 s 60 s 67 sh 66 s 78 pc 78 sh 45 r 40 s 75 sh 66 t 55 pc 55 pc 50 pc 50 pc
Warm Stationary Showers T-storms
-10s -0s 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s National Summary: Rain and wind will increase across South Florida today as Isaac approaches. Meanwhile, showers and thunderstorms will dampen the mid-Atlantic and will rattle the nation’s midsection. Today Mon. Today Mon. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Memphis 92 73 pc 93 76 pc Albuquerque 88 66 t 88 67 t Miami 83 81 r 86 80 r Anchorage 60 52 r 64 49 c 78 66 t 83 64 pc Atlanta 88 69 s 90 72 pc Milwaukee Minneapolis 82 59 s 84 65 pc Austin 95 72 s 97 77 t 92 68 pc 95 72 s Baltimore 80 68 sh 88 71 pc Nashville New Orleans 90 75 pc 92 76 pc Birmingham 90 68 pc 92 72 s New York 81 68 c 82 71 sh Boise 97 64 s 94 61 s Omaha 88 63 pc 89 65 s Boston 81 65 pc 83 70 s Orlando 87 76 t 83 78 t Buffalo 84 66 pc 79 62 t Philadelphia 82 68 sh 85 72 sh Cheyenne 90 58 t 90 61 s 104 86 s 105 89 t Chicago 82 68 t 87 64 pc Phoenix Pittsburgh 82 64 pc 83 66 t Cincinnati 90 69 pc 87 66 t Portland, ME 79 60 pc 80 65 s Cleveland 86 67 pc 82 64 t Portland, OR 80 57 pc 78 56 pc Dallas 95 76 t 95 77 t Reno 91 57 s 88 58 s Denver 90 61 s 95 63 s Richmond 84 69 t 89 71 pc Des Moines 82 63 t 88 64 s 81 52 s 85 55 s Detroit 86 68 pc 84 63 sh Sacramento St. Louis 87 72 t 87 72 t El Paso 93 74 t 92 74 t Fairbanks 55 49 r 57 42 sh Salt Lake City 94 70 s 94 69 s 75 66 pc 77 69 pc Honolulu 87 74 pc 87 74 pc San Diego San Francisco 64 53 pc 70 55 pc Houston 93 77 pc 95 77 t Seattle 76 54 pc 74 53 pc Indianapolis 88 68 pc 87 65 t 88 56 s 84 52 s Kansas City 84 67 t 86 62 pc Spokane Tucson 97 75 t 100 79 t Las Vegas 100 81 s 102 81 s Tulsa 88 73 t 92 70 t Little Rock 90 72 t 93 73 t 85 69 sh 90 73 pc Los Angeles 76 61 pc 82 62 pc Wash., DC National extremes yesterday for the 48 contiguous states High: Death Valley, CA 116° Low: Stanley, ID 22°
WEATHER HISTORY On Aug. 26, 1864, a railroad train ran into a tornado 15 miles from Lawrenceburg, Ind.
What is the common name for a seasonal wind?
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FREE ENERGY SAVING IMPROVEMENTS CITY OF LAWRENCE CAN HELP HOMEOWNERS SAVE $$$ ON ENERGY BILLS The City of Lawrence has money available to pay for weatherizing homes in the city. Improvements are limited to:
• Attic Insulation • Storm Windows • Weatherstripping of Entry Doors Grants for these improvements will be made to eligible homeowners. No repayment for this assistance is required. Grants will be awarded on a first-come first served basis. Eligibility requirements for this assistance are: 1. The home must not have received this service since January 1, 1993. 2. The home must be owner occupied with no more than two dwelling units. 3. Home ownership will be verified. 4. Annual gross family income cannot exceed the following guidelines.
THE LAWRENCE FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES AERIE #309 held its third annual Fire in the Hole Barbecue Competition from June 1 to June 2. The recipients of this year’s fundraising were the Douglas County Toys for Tots and the Lawrence Police Department’s Blue Santa program, a charity that helps needy families at Christmas with food and presents. The competition raised $7,000 this year and was split between the two charities. Pictured from left are barbecue committee members Laura Montgomery, Ellen Kimmel, Angie McKinney, Paige Hill, barbecue director Kelly Driscoll, trustee Mark Pierce, trustee John Laudick, Dana Laudick, and current Aerie #309 worthy president Russell Waltz. The competition, held in the Aerie parking lot, featured a dozen teams from around the state and drew hundreds of community members.
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VOLLEYBALL: KU falls in championship match. 3B.
BACK IN THE SADDLE
Lance Armstrong was back on a bike and seemed at ease despite having been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles. Page 2B
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Angel trends upward In the wake of a rain-free Bonnie Henrickson golf tournament Saturday at Alvamar, each member of the women’s basketball team took a turn at the microphone and shared her favorite thing about the NCAA Tournament in which the Jayhawks advanced to the Sweet 16. “Trending on Twitter,” senior Angel Goodrich said. Last March 20, for much of the second half of Kansas University’s upset victory against Delaware, #Angel Goodrich was one of the top 10 topics in the world being discussed on Twitter. The pregame TV hype centered on the nation’s leading scorer, Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne. Say that 10 times and your tongue will become as tripped up as the feet of the Blue Hens’ defenders who tried to keep up with Goodrich. On that night, the nation’s leader in assists (7.4 per game) stole the show from the leading scorer, despite at 5-foot-4 standing 13 inches shorter. Goodrich had 27 points and six assists. Without leading scorer Carolyn Davis (ACL surgery), Goodrich led the Jayhawks, a bubble team on Selection Monday, into the Sweet 16. Not bad for a guard who has played most of her home games in front of small crowds. Maybe the global fame the magician of a point guard received will make people realize the live entertainment she provides in Allen Fieldhouse beats anything anybody could see on television. Last season, the team endured a number of setbacks, from Keena Mays quitting to Monica Engelman slumping to team unity wobbling to Davis suffering a seasonending knee injury. The NCAA Tournament made all that seem like a distant memory. “Once we came back from the Sweet 16, we went on Mass. Street, and everybody was celebrating the guys’ stuff, but people would stop us and say, ‘We saw you play. We were watching you guys.’ And it was students,” Goodrich said. “It was amazing because we never really saw students at our games. But they told us they saw us (on TV in the tournament) and said they were going to start coming to our games.” Targeting the marketing of the women’s basketball team to freshmen would be a smart play. Visits to dorms, sororities and fraternities from members of the coaching staff emphasizing that only the students can really change the culture of the program might help. In Goodrich, KU has an unusual player to market. Her eyes-on-fire intensity, phenomenal court vision and remarkable passing, mixed with stop-and-pop jumpers and clutch threes make her as entertaining as any player in women’s college basketball. “For us to not pick up where we left off would be very disappointing for me,” Goodrich said. “I really have high expectations for this team. The chemistry’s great, and I feel like we can start off strong.”
End all, be all Michael Dwyer/AP Photo
KANSAS CITY’S SALVADOR PEREZ, LEFT, SCORES the tying run behind Boston’s Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the seventh inning. K.C. went on to beat the Red Sox, 10-9 in 12 innings, on Saturday in Boston.
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SENIOR TOBEN OPURUM (35) RUNS THROUGH A DRILL during a preseason practice at the KU practice fields.
Versatile Opurum settling in By Matt Tait email@example.com
From promising running back to adaptable defensive end and several stops in between, Kansas University senior Toben Opurum has done plenty during his first three years in a KU uniform. But as the co-captain prepares for his final season with the Jayhawks, the one thing many fans are dying to know is exactly what position Opurum will play. “That’s a good question,” Opurum said. Fortunately, there’s an answer, and KU coach Charlie Weis and defensive coordinator Dave Campo believe Opurum’s versatility will make
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the Jayhawks a better football team this fall. “You have a strong-side end and a weak-side end, and Toben is a rush end (weakside),” Weis said. “But if you teams try to mismatch you and get bigger on you, then Toben would slide out to (Sam) linebacker, and we’d put another defensive end on the field so you didn’t have a position where a 245-pound guy was your defensive end and 300-pound tackles were
blocking him, and they’re running at you on every play. ... If you’re small, that’s what teams could do. They’d just line up and bring up the big boys and just pound away. So you need to have a plan in place in case they decide to do that.” That plan, though not necessarily centered around Opurum, would not be easy to execute if not for Opurum’s intelligence, Campo said. While some teams are forced to shuffle new personnel on and off the field to adjust to changing offenses, the Jayhawks at times will simply be able to ask Opurum to step up or drop back on the fly. “More than my mind, I have Please see OPURUM, page 6B
BOSTON (AP) — Tony Abreu singled home the goahead run in the 12th inning, and the Kansas City Royals completed their comeback from a six-run deficit by beating the Boston Red Sox, 10-9, on Saturday night. Just a few hours after Boston traded scheduled starter Josh Beckett to the Dodgers along with Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto, the Royals scored three runs before substitute starter Aaron Cook got a single out. The Red Sox took a 9-3 lead after four innings lead thanks to four hits from Gonzalez’s replacement, Mauro Gomez, including his first major-league homer. The Royals made it 9-all with six runs in the seventh — all of them with two outs, including a game-tying, tworun triple by Mike Moustakas that was his first hit in 19 at-bats. Francisley Bueno (1-0) earned his first major-league win after coming in with runners on first and third and one out in the 10th and pitching out of trouble. Greg Holland pitched the 12th for his seventh save. Junichi Tazawa (0-1) took the loss. Alex Gordon drove in four runs and Billy Butler had three hits for the Royals, who had lost three of their previous four games. Mike Aviles hit a three-run homer for Boston, which had a season-high 20 hits on the Please see ROYALS, page 3B
KU forward Davis’ recovery on course By Gary Bedore firstname.lastname@example.org
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KANSAS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACH BONNIE HENRICKSON, LEFT, HANGS OUT with members of her team around a Jayhawk-themed golf cart before the start of the eighth-annual Bonnie Henrickson Golf Tournament on Saturday at Alvamar.
Kansas University senior basketball forward Carolyn Davis has entered the final stages of rehab from ACL surgery on her left knee. “It’s great. I’m about a month away from being fully released,” the 6-foot-3 Houston native reported Saturday from the eighth-annual Bonnie Henrickson Golf Tournament at Alvamar. “I hope I can get in the gym soon and get some individuals (workouts) in, get in the flow of things and be ready for the season.” Davis had surgery in February after suffering a dislocated left knee and torn ACL during the opening minutes of a loss at Kansas State. A
first-team All-Big 12 performer both her sophomore season and again last season, Davis had averaged 17.5 points a game at the time of the injury. “We have weights with the team. I lift and do all that and some conditioning. I get in the gym with our trainer, and I do sprints and work on that, work on basic basketball things I haven’t done in a while,” Davis said. “I’ve followed my rehab procedures perfectly. I’ve done everything I can to get back to where I’m supposed to be,” added Davis, who hopes to be cleared to compete in her final Late Night in the Phog, set for Oct. 12 in Allen Fieldhouse. Please see DAVIS, page 3B
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Armstrong offering no regrets ASPEN, COLO. (AP) â€” Lance Armstrong was feeling just fine even after being beaten by a lanky teenager in a grueling 36mile mountain bike race. Better than fine, even. Heâ€™s more at ease now than he has been in a decade. In his first interview since the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency disciplined Armstrong with a lifetime ban from professional cycling and vacated his seven Tour de France titles, he said, â€œNobody needs to cry for me. Iâ€™m going to be great.â€?
Armstrong couldnâ€™t catch Keegan Swirbul at the Power of Four bike race Saturday, finishing nearly five minutes behind the hard-charging kid. â€œItâ€™s cool to get your butt kicked by a 16-year-old when you know he has a bright future,â€? Armstrong said, smiling. For a few hours, Armstrong was back in his element â€” on a bike and in a race. No controversies weighing him down, either. The escape into the mountains around Aspen was almost refreshing. He took the time
to enjoy a bright, blue day and soak in the scenery. As for what lies ahead, Armstrong wasnâ€™t thinking that far â€” only toward lunch. Armstrong chatted for a few minutes before saying, â€œOK, Iâ€™m going to go eat a cheeseburger.â€? Before leaving, though, he posed for pictures with the throng of fans that gathered at the base of a ski lift to watch the racers finish. Asked if there was anything he would to say to his fans, the ones whoâ€™ve supported him
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Lance Armstrong was more than a guy on a bike. Indeed, he titled his as-told-to autobiography, â€œItâ€™s Not About the Bike.â€? And he wasnâ€™t just a guy who had cancer and lived to tell the tale. He was an inspiration, a role model, an object lesson regarding the power of the human will. He beat testicular cancer and didnâ€™t just go on with his life. He became bigger than life. He won the Tour de France seven years running. He was named Sports Illustratedâ€™s 2002 sportsman of the year and took multiple ESPYs as the male athlete of the year. Above and beyond all that, he was the guy who gave us the yellow bracelets, the ones bearing the name of his foundation â€” Livestrong. And now he stands revealed as â€Ś what? A craven cheat? The hypocrite of all hypocrites? The guy who swore his innocence right up until the point where he decided to stop swearing? â€œI am â€Ś finished with this nonsense,â€? was Armstrongâ€™s rationale for dropping his fight against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which took his words as an admission of guilt and moved to strip him of those seven Tour de France titles. (Though the International Cycling Union is waiting for further information to take action.) The USADA has vacated, to invoke the college sports word, everything Armstrong achieved in his sport from 1998 on. And weâ€™re left to do â€Ś what? To recall all the good will and admiration we directed toward Lance Armstrong all these years? To feel cheated ourselves? To feel â€” diving deeper here â€” that this beacon of hope actually was a manifestation of everything we have hoped against hope isnâ€™t true? That the games arenâ€™t rigged, that sports are indeed a measure of character, that the bad guys donâ€™t always (or ever) win? If weâ€™d been honest with ourselves, we might have wondered if the Livestrong story was the stirring saga it appeared to be. Armstrong was under suspicion even as he was winning those Tours. (This being cycling, everybody is under suspicion.) This is a terrible time to be a sports fan. (Last week Melky Cabrera, this week Bartolo Colon and now Armstrong.) For all the joy thatâ€™s supposed to come from following these athletes and their trivial pursuits, we keep slamming into chilling truths, or half-truths, or truth laced so heavily with fiction that itâ€™s not true at all. All any of us can know for sure about Lance Armstrong is that the first part of his stirring saga stands: He did beat cancer. Everything afterward is open to interpretation. Everything afterward could well have been a lie. And all among us who have, through the years, sported those yellow bracelets? We could have shared his lie. Some feel-good story this is turning out to be, huh?
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