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When it comes to prevailing opinions of downtown Lawrence property owners, there have been two that have stood the test of time: the need for
more public parking and fewer property taxes. Soon, city commissioners may arrange for those two ideas to collide. City Manager David Corliss’
office is proposing that nearly every downtown property owner would pay a special tax to add an extra level and about 75 additional parking spaces
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for a public parking garage that will be built next the Lawrence Public Library. “We get very few opportunities to add a significant number of parking spaces
downtown,” Corliss said. “We do it about once a decade. It seems to me that now is the time to ask the question of whether we want to add more parking spaces.”
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CATHERINE RICHARDS, 9, and her brother Will, 7, run for shelter during a summer rain shower Monday afternoon in downtown Lawrence. For a second day in a row, brief but heavy rain fell in and around the city. See the forecast for the rest of the week on page 10A.
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TOPEKA — Westar Energy is seeking 1,000 customers to participate in a pilot project that utility officials said could provide savings on electric bills. The voluntary program provides what are called
Time of Use rates to encourage customers to shift their electric usage to off-peak periods when demand is lower. “This gives an opportunity for customers who think they can do this to get on board, maybe save some money in the process, and it helps us manage the total load on the
system,” said Hal Jensen, director of customer service and programs at Westar. In the summer, peak energy usage times during weekdays are from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Under the Time of Use pilot program, the cost for energy during that period would be approximately 13.5
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cents per kilowatt hour, while using energy during off-peak times would be approximately 5.5 cents per kilowatt hour. In winter, the peak energy usage is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Under the Time of Use program, energy costs at that time would be nearly 8 cents per kilowatt hour while energy
used during the off-peak period would cost nearly 5 cents per kilowatt hour. Jensen said a household that could shift discretionary usage, such as doing laundry, to off-peak periods would benefit from the program. Westar officials said Lawrence customers are Please see WESTAR, page 2A
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Lawrence city commissioners are being presented with a new set of scenarios — all of them involving new sales taxes — to fund a multimillion-dollar effort to boost the city’s police force. At their afternoon budget study session today, commissioners will hear staff proposals to fund major improvements to the Lawrence Police Department, which include CITY building a new headquarters COMMISSION building and adding more than 40 new positions to the force. The proposals differ from a $42 million plan presented earlier this summer. None of the new proposals includes property tax increases, and some of the plans call for a smaller police headquarters facility and propose to add new police positions at slower rate. Here’s a look at the latest proposals:
A $30 million police headquarters building and 46 police positions all added over a four-year period. That’s all unchanged from the proposal made earlier this summer. What’s
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City to hear new, less costly plans for police upgrades
In the middle of tough budget decisions, the governments of Douglas County and Lawrence are at a bit of a loggerheads. Both the county and the city are discussing their respective proposed budgets for 2013. Those are two independent processes, but many departments and agencies depend on funding from both bodies. In this disagreement, the conflict is over Sheriff Ken McGovern’s request for four additional full-time emergency dispatchers (the people who answer calls to 911 and send out firefighters, medics and police). County Administrator Craig Weinaug included $68,202, or 34 percent of the total cost, in his recommended budget, but City Manager David Corliss didn’t add the city’s proposed $132,393 share. The County Commission heard several funding requests from area agencies in a meeting Monday morning. The commissioners didn’t vote on anything — it’s rare even for them to express opinion on budget matters at this point in the process — but they did ask Commission Chairman Mike Gaughan to
The next question, though, may be tougher: Who ought to pay for the $1.2 million project? Corliss is proposing that downtown property owners would pay a special
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Hundreds of dead fish line the banks of a pond at the Kanza Southwind Nature Preserve in southwest Lawrence. Recent high temperatures caused depletion of oxygen in the water, leading to the smelly die-off. Page 3A
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DEATHS STEPHEN P. KRUTZ, SR. Stephen P. Krutz, Sr., 76, passed away June 21, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family when he passed at his home in Eudora, Ks. Stephen was preceded in death by his parents, eldest son & great granddaughter. Survivors are wife of 57 yrs, Lenora; 6 children & their spouses; 21 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; brother & many more cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews. Steve graduated from Canajoharie High School & DeVry Technical School in NY. He raised his family & spent many years in the
Sprakers, NY area before relocating to Eudora, KS over 20 yrs ago. Steve came out of retirement several years ago and became a skilled heavy equipment operator. Known as “Pops” to his fellow workers, Steve truly loved his new career. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, bowling, softball and playing cards. Upon Steve’s request there will be no funeral or memorial service. Kansas City Funeral Directors 913-262-6310 Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries. LJWorld.com.
NOMA JEAN HARRIS Noma Jean Harris, 88 of Marshall, formerly of Lawrence, KS passed away Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the Living Center in Marshall, MO. Graveside services will 11:00 am, Friday, July 13, 2012 at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, KS. Arrangements are under the direction of Weiker Funeral Home of Slater, MO. Born December 24, 1923 in Turkey Ford, OK, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Gertie
Mathia Steele. On April 26, 1950, in Lawrence, KS, she married Edward Paul Harris. He preceded her in death on September 7, 2010. She is survived by her sons David “Marc” Harris of Marshall, MO and Karl Harris of Uhrich, MO; daughter Sherrel Crenshaw of Ottawa, KS; along with 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries. LJWorld.com.
46 police positions over 10 years. This scenario would also require a 0.35 percent sales tax for at least 20 years. Staff members also note that all the above mentioned sales taxes could be decreased by 0.1 percent, if the city is willing to use a portion of its share of the countywide 1-cent sales tax to fund the police project. Any new sales tax to pay for the police project would require a public election. City commissioners aren’t scheduled to make any decisions about the police project at their meeting today, but they are expected to give staff members feedback on the latest proposals.
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ARMIN V. LANDIS Memorial services for Armin V. Landis, 92, Lawrence, KS, will be held 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2012 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Graveside inurnment with Military Honors will follow at Memorial Park Mausoleum in Lawrence, KS. He died on Monday, July 9, 2012 at Medicalodges of Eudora. Armin was born on October 6, 1919 in rural Douglas County, KS the son of Virgil and Osa (Churchbaugh) Landis. He attended High Prairie Elementary School south of Lawrence. He graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1938. He enrolled at KU in 1939 and joined the Navy ROTC program. He graduated in 1943 with a BS in Business. As a Navy ensign he attended Notre Dame University at South Bend, IN and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His duty assignment in 1944 was on-board the US Navy’s LCI 955. His tour of duty took him throughout the south Pacific and included a number of troop landings. As the war ended he was given command of his own LCI. After leaving the Navy in 1946 his first civilian job was with Trans-World Airlines in Kansas City where he first met his supervisor and future wife, Louise Steele. They
were married on May 11, 1947. She survives of the home in Eudora. Together they owned and operated the LandisDavis Paint Store in Lawrence from 1947 through their retirement in 1983. They also began Landis Frames in 1962 and continued that business through 2002, at first through Quantril’s Flea Market in Lawrence and later through their home. Other survivors include two sons, Armin Landis, and wife, Nancy, Oskaloosa, Alan Landis, and wife, Carol, Lawrence, KS; five grandchildren, Carrody Buchhorn, Jacob Landis, Jeff Landis, Krista Monroy, and Aaron Landis; three step grandchildren, Jennifer Jewett, Kimberly Bates, Asa Johnson; six great grandchildren and 10 great step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Warren Landis in 2006 and a son, Mark Landis, in 2011. The family suggests memorials in his name to the New Life Christ Church, 619 Vermont Street, Lawrence, KS and may be sent in care of the mortuary. Online condolences may be sent to www. warrenmcelwain.com. Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries. LJWorld.com.
ELIZABETH JULIA GALAS Julia Galas, 92, died on July 8, 2012, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, on July 13, at 10 a.m. Visitation with the family will begin at 9 a.m. at the church. Inurnment will follow later in July at St. Casimir’s Catholic Cemetery in Chicago. Julia was born Sept. 11, 1919, in Springfield, Ill., to Elizabeth Bendziuas and Clemence Banaitis, both immigrants from Lithuania. She lived in the Chicago area from 1922 until 1991, when she moved to Lawrence. She is survived by two daughters, Judith Galas (Cindy West) and Peg Sampson (Blaine), both of Lawrence; a granddaughter Amy Owings (Curtis) and great-grandson Gabriel Owings, of Wellington, New Zealand, and two step great-grandchildren, Sabrina and Chandler Owings, Greenwood, Mo.; six nieces and nephews, in Chicago, and one in Detroit, and many great and great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Helen McDonald, Clara Banaitis, and Mary Sarpalius and brother Clemens Banaitis, all of Chicago, and sister Anne Lannoo and a niece, both of Detroit. In addition to being a homemaker while raising her children, she also worked in several Chicagoarea factories before retiring in 1991. After her move to Lawrence, she
was active in the Douglas County Senior Center, where she taught chair exercises for many years, and in the social life of Vermont Towers, where she lived for almost eight years. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Julia loved rock -‘n-roll music, and especially Elvis Presley; opera; and all things Hawaiian. She also loved live theater and movies, especially Bruce Willis action films. An avid reader, she went through three books a week and read through most of the library’s largeprint editions. All her life, she loved to dance, and when she no longer could, she imagined herself still on the dance floor. Because of her lifelong concern for the well being of animals, Julia hoped that in lieu of flowers, any memorials may be sent to the Lawrence Humane Society in care of WarrenMcElwain Mortuary. Online condolences may be sent to www. warrenmcelwain.com. Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries. LJWorld.com.
different is that the scenario proposes a 0.4 percent sales-tax increase that would last for at least 20 years but perhaps longer. The original proposal called for a 1 percent salestax increase for approximately three years, coupled with property tax increases totaling 4.7 mills.
A $24 million police headquarters building and the addition of the 46 police positions over seven years. This scenario would require a 0.35 percent sales tax for at least 20 years.
A $24 million police headquarters building and the addition of the
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send a letter to Mayor Bob Schumm recommending that city commissioners talk about the proposal in their budget study session at 4 p.m. today. In the letter, Gaughan stresses that the county commissioners and the 911 Advisory Board “feel strongly” that emergency communications “has been understaffed for years.” At the Monday meeting, McGovern said that the four new jobs were an “immediate need critical to public safety.” “It’s not a want; it’s a need,” he said. The sheriff can’t directly request funds from the city, but the two other public safety departments that can — Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical and Lawrence police — didn’t mention any dispatchers in their funding requests. Corliss’ recommended budget does include $3 million over three years for the emergency communication center, but that’s for an upgrade to the 911 radio system, not more staff. When it comes to public safety, that’s the higher priority, said Casey Toomay, budget manager for the city.
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assessment on their property taxes — for up to 10 years — to pay for the additional parking. That’s the part of the plan downtown property owners will have to do some thinking about. “Does more parking hold appeal? No doubt,” said Mark Swanson, a property owner who runs Hobbs and Spectators in downtown Lawrence. “Does another bang on property taxes hold any appeal? No, but I understand somebody has to pay for it. It is a tough one. I’m scratching my head on this one.” As estimated by the city, property owners along much of Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and parts of Kentucky streets would pay 47 cents for every square foot of land they own in the downtown district. For a typical 25-foot-wide retail lot on Massachusetts Street, that would amount to about $140 a year for 10 years. Mayor Bob Schumm, who owns property and a operates a restaurant in downtown, supports the proposal. “I’m at all times in favor of finding more parking for downtown,” he said. “On the north end of downtown,
— City reporter Chad Lawhorn can be reached at 832-6362.
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in a good position to take advantage of the program because they already have access to their personal, detailed energy usage information through Westar’s deployment of “smart” meters throughout the city. To sign up for the Time of Use pilot program, call Westar’s customer service center at 1-855-StarOne (1855-782-7663). The program is a three-year pilot that is restricted to 1,000 people per year. Westar will accept applications on a first-come, first-served basis. David Springe, consumer counsel for the Citizens’ Utility Ratepayer Board, said the results of the pilot program should be interesting. However, he added, “But ask yourself, who is going to sign up? People who are pretty motivated to start with and are not extremely dependent on mid-day power. I’m not sure the results will tell us anything on a broader scale,” Springe said. He pointed to a program in Chicago that showed only a small percentage of participants changed their behavior. — Statehouse reporter Scott Rothschild can be reached at 785-423-0668.
“Our resources are limited, and we just don’t have the money,” Toomay said of the budget as it stands, which does increase property taxes slightly. The request for more dispatchers is included in a memo on several, but not all, unfunded requests included in the city meeting info packet, but the City Commission hasn’t discussed it before, at least not publicly. It’s up to the five city commissioners if they talk about it today. Meanwhile, the county commissioners talked about several others issues at their Monday morning meeting. They’ll “digest,” as Commissioner Jim Flory put it, and then give Weinaug their input before reconvening next Monday. The other topics discussed included:
Representatives from the Lawrence Community Shelter asked for $50,000 to help them get through this year, when they plan to open a new location at 3701 Franklin Park Circle. Loring Henderson and Joe Baker also asked for $100,000 in renewable funding to help “serve an increasing volume of needs,” Henderson said. LCS has about $900,000 in its budget for 2013, one-third of which comes from government sources. Baker said he ex-
pected to make it through the year with $40,000 in reserves, at best. The recommended county budget already includes $15,000 for the shelter.
The Lawrence Humane Society asked for $7,000 on top of the $28,000 it gets annually, as well as $15,000 to repair its epoxy floors. Flory asked Humane Society Executive Director Dori Villalon which request was more important. She said fixing the floors was, because smooth floors are healthier for animals.
Sarah Plinsky, assistant county administrator, led the talk about pay raises for county employees. She asked the commissioners to decide on a 1 to 3 percent increase, either in a lump sum — which is cheaper for the county but worse for staff retention and incentives, she said — or in base pay. County Clerk Jamie Shew offered public comment in support of some kind of base pay increase, saying employees had “lived with only 1 percent (increase) for two years, but they read in the paper that projects get funding and they internalize it,” leading to lower morale and a less competitive staff.
we are particularly short of parking. It will be about $12 a month for most property owners. If it creates more opportunity for your commercial district, that’s a pretty good bang for your buck.” City Commissioner Mike Amyx, who owns property and operates a barber shop in downtown, said property owners will have to make a decision about how much they’ll benefit from the new garage. “A whole lot of us are going to have to make a decision about whether it is a reasonable investment to make,” Amyx said. “In today’s time, everybody is trying to make sure they understand where every dime goes. Nobody wants to see a tax increase of any kind.” Downtown property owners do have the option to file a protest petition to stop the special assessment. To do so, more than half the district will have to object to the proposal. Some downtown property owners aren’t sure how much they’ll benefit from a new parking garage that will be located between the Lawrence Public Library and the Douglas County Senior Services building in the 700 block of Vermont Street. “It is not going to help the customer parking issue,”
said Rod Ernst, who owns several downtown buildings and operates Ernst & Son Hardware in downtown. “Customers want to park at your front door.” But Schumm said he thinks the new parking garage will be an attractive place for downtown employees to park, which will free up more spaces closer to Massachusetts Street. Plus, he said during the summer, parking for the swimming pool often spills into spaces that really ought to be utilized by shoppers. As proposed, the city has enough money to build about a 250-space parking garage at the same time it expands the Lawrence Public Library. The city included funding for the garage in the $18 million bond issue approved by voters. The additional $1.2 million that would be funded by the downtown tax would pay to add another level to the garage, which would bring the total spaces up to about 325. Commissioners will discuss the parking garage issue at a budget study session at 4 p.m. today at City Hall. City officials hope to begin construction work on the library and parking garage this fall.
— Reporter Alex Garrison can be reached at 832-7261.
— City reporter Chad Lawhorn can be reached at 832-6362.
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Two Lawrence High School graduates have earned National Merit Scholarships after being named as finalists in the National Merit program. Alyssa M. Crider earned a National Merit Scholarship at the University of Minnesota, and Riley C. Gentry earned a National Merit Scholarship at the University of Central Florida. Crider plans on pursuing a career in computer science, and Gentry plans to study mathematics and education. Finalists earning scholarships had to earn qualifying scores on the PSAT and SAT standardized tests and submit a detailed scholarship application. Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photos
Legislators honored for transportation work TOPEKA — Economic Lifelines on Monday honored several legislators for their support of state transportation funding. “Transportation is critical to the economic future of communities like Lawrence and Topeka, which is why having the support and leadership of these legislators in the Statehouse is so important,” said Julie Lorenz, chief executive of Economic Lifelines, a coalition that pushed for development of the state’s comprehensive transportation plan. Local state senators recognized by the group included Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence, Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, and Anthony Hensley, DTopeka. Local House members recognized were Barbara Ballard, D-Lawrence, Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, Ramon Gonzalez, R-Perry, Ann Mah, D-Topeka, and Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence. The legislators were honored for voting for funding of the transportation plan and against efforts to take funding away from it. The 10-year transportation plan includes numerous projects in northeast Kansas, including the proposed South Lawrence Trafficway.
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creates risk for larger fish, Bever said. It’s a phenomenon seen mostly in smaller ponds and lakes across Kansas. Other than the unpleasant smell, the dead fish don’t cause any other problems and provide an extra snack for critters and vultures, Bever said. Mark Hecker, parks and main-
WICHITA — A federal judge said Monday he wanted to hear more evidence before he ruled on a request by a former consultant for Kansas University who is seeking to have his sentence shortened for his role in a $2 million ticket scalping conspiracy he helped conceal. U.S. District Judge Monti Belot ordered U.S. marshals to bring Thomas Ray Blubaugh back for an evidentiary hearing. Blubaugh A date for the proceeding will be set after Blubaugh returns to Kansas from the federal prison in El Reno, Okla. Blubaugh and his wife, Charlette, the university’s former ticket director, were among seven people convicted in a scheme involving tickets to football and basketball games that cost the university athletic
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WORKERS CONTINUE TO ERECT THE $25 MILLION HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANT, PICTURED ABOVE, for Bowersock Mills & Power Co. on the north bank of the Kansas River. This month, construction crews are beginning to raise prefabricated concrete walls, PICTURED AT RIGHT, that will add to the height of the building. When the building is completed, it will be about 48 feet taller than the top of the Kansas River levee. Work on the new plant, which is across the river from the older plant, is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
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It’s a case of murder most foul at the Kanza Southwind Nature Preserve, as hundreds of dead carp — and the associated rotting fish smell — line the banks of a pond on the preserve, near 27th Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway in southwest Lawrence. “It’s a smelly affair,” said Chuck
Bever, regional fisheries supervisor with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. But it’s a whodunit easily solved, Bever said. “Generally speaking, they’re heat-related,” Bever said, explaining that the warm temperatures suck oxygen from the water, leaving little for fish. Add in decaying plant material that isn’t surviving the heat, which in turn sucks out more oxygen, and it
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Fourteen-year-old Chaeyoung Park has spent most of her summer playing the piano. Since school finished at the end of May, the soon-to-be sophomore at Bishop Seabury Academy has practiced nine hours a day to prepare for the International Institute for Young Musicians 2012 International Piano Competition. The annual competition is an international contest open to pianists ages 12-19. The contestants first submitted an audition DVD, and from the 35 submissions, 12 semifinalists were chosen. The semifinalists competed Saturday, each playing for 25 minutes, and then six finalists were selected. On Monday night the finalists each played for 35 minutes.
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CHAEYOUNG PARK, 14, LAWRENCE, earned first place in the 2012 International Piano Competition Finals, part of the International Institute for Young Musicians, on Monday. Park, pictured here in 2011, was also a finalist last year. The contest was judged by five piano professionals from around the world, including Steven Spooner, associate professor of piano at Kansas University. Following the competition, the students, as well
as other international pianists, attend a piano camp. The camp is taught by both KU faculty as well as international piano experts. All 65 students had to apply to attend the camp. “These are very dedicated students,” Charles Hung, IIYM advisory committee member, said. “They spend their spare time on the piano; for fun, they’re on the piano.” Park isn’t new to IIYM or its annual piano competition. In 2011, Park was the youngest pianist to make both the semifinals and finals, and this year she competed in the finals with hopes of winning the $8,000 first place prize. “Overall it was good,” Park said. “I could’ve done better, but I feel like it was still good.” Park may feel like she could’ve done better, but
she still outplayed the five other pianists in the competition, not only taking first place but also winning the vote for audience favorite, which carries another $1,000 prize. Second place, which has a prize of $5,000, was awarded to Evan Lin, and third place, along with $3,000, went to Rieko Tsuchida. The other three finalists, Alice Zhu, Evelyn Mo and Trenton Takaki, will receive finalist prizes of $500 each. The prize money and trophies will be awarded to the finalists at the Winners Concert at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Lied Center Pavilion. Admission is $10, and children ages 11 and younger get in for free. — Staff intern Meagan Thomas can be reached at 832-6342.
Board OKs calendar with weekday graduations By Andy Hyland email@example.com
Members of the Lawrence school board approved an academic calendar for the 2013-14 school year on Monday that placed high school graduations on a Tuesday and Wednesday. The graduations will also be on weekdays for the upcoming school year. Board member Shannon Kimball said she had heard some complaints from parents about having graduation ceremonies in the middle of the week.
“I’m a little concerned about approving that change for the following year until we’ve had a chance to see how it works,” Kimball said. Rick Doll, superintendent, said if the graduations in the middle of the week “just flat don’t work,” and the community decides it doesn’t like them, there would still be time to change them for 2013-14. Jeanne Fridell, principal of Woodlawn School, served as a co-chairwoman for the calendar committee. She said the committee moved the graduations be-
cause Kansas University’s May 18, 2014, commencement ceremony conflicted with a rain date for the high school graduations. Lawrence High School’s graduation ceremony would be on Tuesday, May 20, and Free State’s ceremony would be on Wednesday, May 21. The calendar committee also moved the district’s inclement weather day to April 18 to coincide with the KU Relays. If the district does not have a snow day, students would not attend classes on that day.
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Sanburn Ingram The school board also selected new officers for the upcoming academic year. It voted Vanessa Sanburn to serve as its president and Rick Ingram to serve as vice president. — Higher education reporter Andy Hyland can be reached at 832-6388. Follow him at Twitter.com/LJW_KU.
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tenance superintendent with the city of Lawrence, which maintains the Kanza Preserve, said he hadn’t heard about the issue at Kanza until Monday but would be sending a crew out there to clean up the fish to reduce the unpleasant smell. Such fish kills are common during extreme heat, Hecker said. It’ll be up to Mother NaShaun Hittle/Journal-World Photo ture to save the fish in the future. DEAD CARP LINE THE BANKS OF A POND at the “Basically, we need Kanza Southwind Nature Preserve in southwest rain,” Hecker said. Lawrence Monday. State officials say the heat is the most likely reason why the fish died. City crews were — Reporter Shaun Hittle can be reached set to clean up the fish Monday afternoon to reduce at 832-7173. the unpleasant smell.
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department $2 million. Thomas Blubaugh pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to defraud the United States through wire fraud, tax obstruction and interstate transportation of stolen property. He is seeking to reduce his 46-month prison sentence to 33 months. Blubaugh claims the court improperly considered the value of so-called deadwood tickets he had hidden in a storage facility. He also contends he had ineffective counsel and says he was promised probation in return for helping the government. Prosecutors have urged the court to deny the request and enforce a plea agreement that prohibits Blubaugh from appealing his conviction and sentence. The government also argued against Blubaugh’s claim that he got a longer sentence than most other defendants, calling him the “right hand helper to his wife who is arguably the most culpable and placed the ball in play that started this criminal enterprise.” Belot took over the case from U.S. District Judge Wesley Brown, who sentenced Blubaugh just months before he died. Belot said in a one-
page order that unless the motion and records of the case conclusively show a defendant is entitled to no relief, he is entitled to a prompt hearing. The former ticket consultant claims the court erred in allowing the government to use information he provided, the so-called deadwood tickets, to help determine the sentence recommended for him. The government, however, contends authorities already knew about the tickets. Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Hathaway
cited a May 2010 investigative report by university, which said Charlette Blubaugh told other defendants that basketball ticket sales could not be reconciled and those records should be moved to the football stadium. The records would then be destroyed, and conspirators would blame their loss on construction at the stadium. Prosecutors said the only significant revelation from Thomas Blubaugh was that the tickets had been stored in a private storage facility instead of being destroyed.
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Will the Kansas men’s basketball team’s exhibition games in Switzerland and Paris be covered on TV? And will there be opportunities for fans to travel to the games, some kind of sponsored or packaged trip through the university?
KU officials said that the Jayhawks’ exhibition games on Aug. 7, 8, 11 and 12 will not be televised. Anthony Travel of Dallas sponsored a tour with the KU athletic department, but according to Anthony Travel website, travel packages are no longer available.
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Lauren Edwards, student, Lawrence “Eight maybe. I don’t know.”
Kristy Lease, unemployed, Perry “A lot.”
Emily Horstmeyer, student, Lawrence “Eleven.”
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• Jefferson County Sheriff’s officers Monday were still investigating an incident from Saturday in which a 49-yearold Oskaloosa man was run over with a vehicle driven by a 24-year-old woman early Saturday morning in the 1100 block of Union Street in Oskaloosa. Capt. Randy Carreno said about 4 a.m. Saturday officers believe the woman backed out the vehicle and ran over the man as she was trying to drive her boyfriend away from a physical altercation involving three of her brothers. Investigators believe the woman was not aware she had struck the man and pulled forward, running over him again. The 49-year-old man was trying to intervene in the dis-
turbance, and he was injured and taken to a Topeka-area hospital, Carreno said. A Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center spokeswoman said Monday evening the man was treated and released. Carreno said the woman had left the scene and was later arrested on a DUI charge, but officers on Monday were still trying to determine circumstances surrounding the incident. • Ottawa police on Sunday arrested a Lawrence man on dozens of counts related to theft of a debit and credit card from an acquaintance in Franklin County. The suspect is accused of using the card at multiple locations in Ottawa and elsewhere over several weeks, said Capt. Adam Weingartner, an Ottawa police spokesman.
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Man accused of explosives use
Police arrested a 20-year-old Lawrence man, Dakota Jackson Kunkle, Sunday morning on suspicion of criminal use of explosives at an apartment in the 700 block of West 25th Street. Douglas County prosecutors on Monday filed two counts of criminal use of an explosive against Kunkle. In one of the counts, prosecutors accuse him of placing a public safety officer “at risk to defuse” it. The second count is related to an alleged incident on July 4, 2011, according to the charges. Kim Murphree, a Lawrence police spokeswoman, said officers were called about 11:30 p.m. Saturday to assist firefighters with items found at the scene during a fire call. Other officers and firefighters had been sent to the same residence an hour earlier to a report of gunfire. Police later determined the sounds involved firework ignition powder. According to court records, the Leavenworth Fire Department responded, and the agency has a bomb squad. “An investigation determined the occupants of the residence had been making homemade explosives with at least one possible detonation inside the residence,” Murphree said. A judge Monday set Kunkle’s bond at $20,000 and scheduled his next hearing for Wednesday.
company’s alarm system called 911. The employee made it out safely. Two fish inside a tank in the office perished in the fire, Addington said.
HHS regional head to visit Heartland U.S. Health and Human Services Acting Regional Director Jay Angoff will visit Lawrence safety net clinic Heartland Community Health Center at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Angoff, a senior adviser at HHS, will talk about how President Barack Obama’s health care plan is helping community health centers like Heartland, which is located in the east end of the Riverfront Mall, and then will tour the clinic. The event is open to the public. Heartland provides primary care for those who are uninsured and those who have Medicaid, Medicare or private insurance. Its fees are based on a person’s ability to pay. In June, HHS announced that Heartland had been designated a Federally Qualified Health Center, or FQHC, which means it will receive a renewable annual grant award of $650,000. It also will receive enhanced Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement and at-cost prescription drug pricing.
Man pleads guilty in motel incident
A 25-year-old Eudora man pleaded guilty to four charges Monday in connecCrews respond to tion with a March incident Monday morning fire at the Days Inn, 730 Iowa. Court personnel said Firefighters on Monday Aaron Jacob Coates entered fought a small fire inside a business near Clinton Park- the pleas to conspiracy to commit aggravated battery, way and Kasold Drive. aggravated assault, felony Division Chief Eve Toletheft and criminal posfree, a Lawrence-Douglas session of a firearm by a County Fire Medical convicted felon. spokeswoman, said crews Prosecutors in April were sent at 6:47 a.m. in response to an alarm at Ke- initially filed an aggravated robbery charge against mira Water Solutions Inc., 3211 Clinton Parkway Court. Coates and accused him Firefighters saw flames and of using a knife to participate in a robbery of about smoke through a first floor window. Crews had the fire $1,500 from a 32-year-old man on March 5. The man under control at 7:09 a.m., testified at an April prelimiand Tolefree said Monday afternoon investigators de- nary hearing that Coates had accused him of wearing termined the electrical fire a wire for law enforcement caused $20,000 damage. Tina Addington, Kemira’s and that he was struck in the face later when ancustomer service superviother codefendant, Melanie sor, said the fire was conSpanky Faye Brooks, 24, tained to one office inside took money from him. the building, and the office Defense attorney Hatem mostly had smoke and waChahine said the gun ter damage. The business, charge was added from which has 13 employees, a separate case that was was open Monday. dismissed Monday. Addington said one District Judge Michael employee was working in Malone is scheduled to senan upstairs office when the tence Coates on Aug. 10.
INJURY ACCIDENT • A 59-year-old rural Lawrence man and volunteer firefighter was injured early Sunday after his car struck a deer while he was headed to the Kanwaka Township fire station. Robert Rombach was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after his 2012 Chevrolet Camaro was damaged in the crash at 4:55 a.m. Sunday in the 1600 section of County Road 1029 west of Lawrence. Rombach was responding to the station for a house fire in Kanwaka Township. Belinda Rehmer, an LMH spokeswoman, said Monday that Rombach was treated and released. The Journal-World does not print accounts of all police reports filed. The newspaper generally reports: • Burglaries, only with a loss of $1,000 or more, unless there are unusual circumstances. To protect victims, we generally don’t identify them by name. • The names and circumstances of people arrested, only after they are charged. • Assaults and batteries, only if major injuries are reported. • Holdups and robberies.
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KBA panel backs Tough ID laws may funding to support deter many voters research on virus By Mike Baker
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When Edward and Mary Weidenbener went to vote in Indiana’s primary in May, they didn’t realize that state law required them to bring government photo IDs such as a driver’s license or passport. The husband and wife, both approaching 90 years old, had to use a temporary ballot that would be verified later, even though they knew the people working the polling site that day. Unaware that Indiana law obligated them to follow up with the county election board, the Weidenbeners ultimately had their votes rejected — news to them until informed recently by an Associated Press reporter. Edward Weidenbener, a World War II veteran who had voted for Mitt Romney in the Republican presidential contest, said he was surprised by the rules and the consequences. “A lot of people don’t have a photo ID. They’ll be automatically disenfranchised,” he said.
OLATHE — The Kansas Bioscience Authority’s Investment Committee on Monday supported an effort that would provide more than $868,000 to help support new research at Kansas State University’s future National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. The funds would support a project studying Schmallenberg virus, said Tony Simpson, the KBA’s director of commercialization for bioenergy. “I think (the project) really fits in, and I think it makes a real selling point for the need for NBAF in Kansas,” said Dan Watkins, a Lawrence attorney and investment committee member. The virus is now only found in Europe, having been first discovered in September 2011, Simpson said. It infects sheep, goats and cattle, and leads to decreased milk production, fever, general malaise, and malformation and stillbirth of a mother’s young. Biting insects are believed to spread the disease from animal to animal, and it is not known to spread to humans, Simpson said. There is no known treatment, and current diagnostic tools don’t differentiate among animals infected with the disease and animals who have been effectively vaccinated from the disease, Simpson said. The research project, which would involve a collaboration among Kansas State, the federal Agriculture Department and other agencies, would focus on finding a faster diagnosis and rapid development of a better vaccine. The funds would come out of a previous $35 million commitment that the state-supported KBA made to NBAF to help expedite the movement of research projects to Manhattan from the federal government’s Plum Island Animal Disease Center in New York. All the committee’s actions are still subject to approval from the KBA’s full board of directors, which meets July 23-24. The committee voted to recommend approval for two other grants:
A $400,000 grant to Parnell, an Australian veterinary pharmaceutical company, contingent
Tossed votes As more states put in place strict voter ID rules, an AP review of temporary ballots from Indiana and Georgia, which first adopted the most stringent standards, found that more than 1,200 such votes were tossed during the 2008 general election. During sparsely attended primaries this year in Georgia, Indiana and Tennessee, the states implementing the toughest laws, hundreds more ballots were blocked. The numbers suggest that the legitimate votes rejected by the laws are far more numerous than are the cases of fraud that advocates of the rules say they are trying to prevent. Thousands more votes could be in jeopardy for this November, when more states with larger populations are looking to have similar rules in place. More than two dozen states have some form of ID requirement, and 11 of those passed new rules over the past two years largely at the urging of Republicans who say they want to prevent fraud. Democrats and votingrights groups fear that ID laws could suppress votes among people who may not typically have a driver’s license, and disproportionately affect the elderly, poor and minorities. While the number of votes is a small percentage of the overall
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ELECTION OFFICIALS CHECK the photo identification card of a voter in Cimarron, Kan., in this Jan. 10 photo. As more states put in place strict voter ID rules, an AP review of temporary ballots from Indiana and Georgia, which first adopted the most stringent standards, found that more than 1,200 such votes were tossed during the 2008 general election. total, they have the potential to sway a close election. Remember that the 2000 presidential race was decided by a 537-vote margin in Florida. A Republican leader in Pennsylvania said recently that the state’s new ID law would allow Romney to win the state over President Barack Obama.
Election fraud Supporters of the laws cite anecdotal cases of fraud as a reason that states need to do more to secure elections, but fraud appears to be rare. As part of its effort to build support for voter ID laws, the Republican National Lawyers Association last year published a report that identified some 400 election fraud prosecutions over a decade across the entire country. That’s not even one per state per year. ID laws would not have prevented many of those cases because they involved vote-buying schemes in local elections or people who falsified voter registrations. Election administrators and academics who monitor the issue said in-person fraud is rare because someone would have to impersonate a registered voter and risk arrest. A 2008 Supreme Court case drew detailed briefs from the federal government, 10 states and other groups that identified only nine potential impersonation cases over the span of several years, according to a tally by the Brennan Center at New York University.
on the company locating its North American headquarters in Kansas, in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The grant would help support the company’s hiring of 14 new employees.
A $750,000 grant to Bayer Health Care, of Shawnee. The grant would support the expansion of the company’s existing North American headquarters in Shawnee and would support the hiring of 58 new people over three years at an average salary of $83,000. — Higher education reporter Andy Hyland can be reached at 832-6388. Follow him at Twitter.com/LJW_KU.
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The Salvation Army and its Women’s Auxiliary are seeking donations and applications for their annual school backpack and shoe distribution for needy children. Last year, each child in the program received a backpack and a pair of new shoes, at an average cost of $40 per applicant. The Salvation Army is accepting donations through Aug. 1. Donations can be sent to the Salvation Army, 946 N.H., Lawrence, KS 66044, to the attention of Lt. Marisa McCluer, or dropped off at the office. Checks should be made payable to The Salvation Army. Available spots in the program are limited based on the amount of funds received, and people interested in applying should call The Salvation Army at 843-4188.
High court appoints 3 to hear complaint TOPEKA (AP) — The state Supreme Court has appointed three people to hear a lawyer’s complaint against the state’s top legal ethics official.
has named Overland Park attorney Nancy Anstaett, retired Kansas Court of Appeals judge J. Patrick Brazil and Wichita attorney Mikel Stout to hear the complaint filed by Keen Umbehr in May against state disciplinary administrator Stanton Hazlett, of Lawrence.
Umbehr accuses Hazlett of falsely telling him that an ethics review panel made a finding of probable cause against Umbehr in a dispute with the Kansas Department of Corrections. Umbehr was cleared of any wrongdoing. Hazlett denies any misconduct and says he welcomes an investigation.
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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA calls on Congress to pass a temporary, one-year extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for people who make less than $250,000 a year, during a statement in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Monday.
Obama turns election focus to taxes By Julie Pace and Kasie Hunt Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Facing sagging jobs numbers, President Barack Obama sought to recast the November election as a fight over tax fairness on Monday, urging tax cut extensions for all families earning less than $250,000 but denying them to households making more than that. The president’s pitch was aimed at painting Republican rival Mitt Romney as a protector of the rich at a time of economic unease, as Democrats intensify efforts to raise questions about the Romney’s own wealth and offshore bank accounts. Romney supports extending the federal tax cuts, first signed by George W. Bush, for all income earners. Obama said if Congress passes a one-year extension for those making less than $250,000, voters can use the November election to decide the fate of the cuts for higher income earners. “My opponent will fight to keep them in place. I will fight to end them,” said Obama, flanked by a dozen people the White House said would benefit from the tax cut extension. The president has long supported ending the Bushera tax cuts for those making more than $250,000. The White House and the president’s re-election team are reviving his arguments now as a way to suggest that the push by Romney and congressional Republicans for an acrossthe-board extension of the tax cuts could put America’s middle class at risk. The president’s sudden focus on the tax fairness debate was also an attempt to change the election subject after yet another lackluster jobs report. New numbers released Friday showed the nation’s unemployment rate stuck at 8.2 percent, giving Romney fresh grounds to attack Obama as unfit to steer the U.S. economy.
Romney bests Obama donations WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday said he raised $71 million in June for his re-election campaign, after Republican Romney candidate Mitt Romney reported $106 million during the same period. It was the second consecutive month that Romney collected more cash and underscores the challenge for Obama ahead of November. The grim news for Obama came as his campaign officials have publicly worried they were on track to lose the money race.
TOPEKA — Kansas will review plans announced Monday by the nation’s second-largest health insurance company to buy another firm recently awarded a contract to help manage the state’s Medicaid program. WellPoint Inc., based in Indianapolis, said it will acquire Amerigroup Corp., headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va., for about $4.46 billion. WellPoint expects to close the transaction by the end of March 2013 if Amerigroup stockholders approve. The purchase comes as Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration is overhauling the state’s $2.9 billiona-year Medicaid program, which provides health
coverage to the poor, disabled and elderly. The state expects to turn the program’s management over to three private companies in January. The state awarded one of its contracts two weeks ago to an Amerigroup subsidiary, Amerigroup Kansas Inc. Because the subsidiary is a Kansas company, the WellPoint acquisition must be reviewed by Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger’s office, spokesman Bob Hanson said. Hanson said that once WellPoint files an application with Praeger’s office, a review should take about two months. He said Kansas is among 15 states that must review the transaction.
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Crisis looms in Egypt over legislature’s fate CAIRO — A new showdown loomed in Egypt on Monday as the country’s highest court stood by its ruling that dissolved parliament last month, challenging the new Islamist president’s plans to reconvene the lower chamber in defiance of the military. If he goes ahead, Mohammed Morsi would be taking a dramatic step away from the outreach that characterized his first days in office. It’s a tough fight, though, and the president could lose it along with more of his already diminished powers. The military, which handed power to Morsi on June 30 after ruling the country for 16 months, delivered a thinly veiled warning to the presi-
dent, saying it would continue to support the country’s “legitimacy, constitution and law” — language that means it will not stand by and watch the rulings of the country’s top court ignored or breached. At the same time, the Supreme Constitutional Court sent out a clear signal that it will not bow to Morsi’s wish, saying in a statement after an emergency meeting on Monday that its June 14 ruling to invalidate the Islamist-dominated parliament was final and binding. Morsi, through his spokesman Yasser Ali, insisted his decision to reconvene the 508-seat chamber today was an “assertion of the popular will.”
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Prepare to vote Local voters need to do a little extra work this year to be sure they are ready to cast their ballots.
ew district lines and new voting regulations mean that voters planning to participate in upcoming elections need to make some additional preparation. Those who want to vote in the Aug. 7 primary have until July 17 to register. That can be accomplished by visiting the Douglas County Clerk’s office in the courthouse, 1100 Mass., or online through the Kansas Department of Revenue. People registering online must have a valid Kansas driver’s license or state-issued identification card. Voters must show a valid photo ID before casting their ballots this year. State election officials are encouraging voters with any questions to confirm their registration status now, before the books close next Tuesday. Even if their registration still is valid, many voters will be in different U.S. House and Kansas legislative districts. The districts redrawn only about a month ago by a panel of federal judges are significantly different from the previous districts. All of Douglas County now is in the 2nd Congressional District, and many changes were made in Kansas House and Senate districts. Some voters also will find that their polling places have changed since the last election. Maps showing the new precinct lines and legislative districts are available on the Douglas County Clerk’s website. Even if you think you know what races will be on your ballot on Aug. 7, it would be worth a look to confirm what districts you currently live in. If you have questions, it’s worth a phone call to get the answers. Because of the late redistricting action and the scramble to field candidates in the newly drawn districts, the Aug. 7 ballot will include more than the usual number of primary contests. All three Kansas Senate seats that cover Douglas County will have contested races on the Republican ballot — although one candidate in the 2nd Senate District has suspended his campaign and is supporting the other Republican in the race. There also is a three-way race for the Democratic nomination for the state’s 2nd District seat in the U.S. Congress. Redistricting, which drew a number of incumbent legislators out of their existing districts, guarantees there will be some new faces in the Kansas Legislature next January. It’s an opportunity for both the candidates and the voters. Make sure you’re registered and know which candidates will be on your ballot.
Telstar anniversary spurs reflection ANDOVER, MAINE — It was the largest air-inflated structure in the world, 161 feet high and 210 feet wide, constructed of polyester and synthetic rubber. Inside the balloon was a 177-foot-long horn-shaped antenna that weighed 380 tons. Not a trace of it remains. But here in a tiny rural town nestled in a valley that provided natural shielding from radio interference, a revolution was born 50 years ago today. That revolution doesn’t seem remarkable today, but a half-century ago the notion of sending a television signal from North America to Europe shook the world. A generation remembers the first transmitted image vividly — a fuzzy shot of an American flag fluttering in a Maine village — but millions more have been affected by the telecasts that have become unremarkable as a result of what happened here — by the televised coverage of Olympic violence, royal weddings, airplane hijackings, the fall of Hosni Mubarak and Moammar Gadhafi.
Maine town changed Settled in 1789, the year the Constitution took effect, Andover for nearly two centuries was a tranquil outpost near the Canadian and New Hampshire borders, midway between Boston and Montreal but resolutely nowhere. Its citizens ran small farms and worked in the forests, always showing themselves, as a resolution by the state legislature noted, as “very resilient, resourceful and independent.” But people didn’t move too quickly here, toward the future or anyplace else; if you drove your horse over the covered bridge faster than a walk, you were vulnerable to a $3 fine. Until Telstar — a 3-footdiameter sphere weighing 170 pounds with 1,064 transistors and 1,464 diodes — was sent aloft by a Boeing Thor Delta booster that split the skies and opened the age
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Today’s communications-driven world was unimaginable in Telstar’s time, but it would have been unattainable without it.” of satellite communications. The iconic black-and-white image was so stunning a breakthrough that President John F. Kennedy predicted it would “throw open to us the vision of an era of international communications.” Now the future has left Andover behind, though Verizon Wireless still runs a satellite communications operation amid the white pine, elm and birch copse that once changed the Earth. A few abandoned foundations remain at the site, which you access by passing a sign with the words painted out, but no physical evidence hints that an era began here that rendered undersea cable and radio transmissions relics of a fast-receding past. “No one incident in history has meant as much to the Town of Andover,” the Rumford Falls Times wrote in 1962, “as has the decision of the American Telegraph and Telephone Co. to erect the satellite ground station in that town.” Only memories remain. Even Telstar High School is somewhere else, in Bethel, down Route 5, more than a half-hour south. “Some people were apprehensive,” recalls Trudy Akers, secretary of the Andover Historical Society. “They
were worried that if there was a war the Russians would bomb us. But it was great for a small town. Lots of new people moved in. Some of them stayed for many years. It was a window on the world for all of us here.”
Future of communications Telstar I operated for less than a year — eventually its command decoders wouldn’t accept instructions from Andover — and it was followed by a second Telstar, 4 1/2 pounds heavier, positioned farther out in space and better situated for communications with Asia. But the telephone call between AT&T’s chairman and Vice President Lyndon Johnson 15 hours after blastoff, followed by the shaky image of the flag, carved a new future in communications. “Very-high-frequency radio and TV stations, which are limited to line-of-sight range, suddenly saw their future reach out beyond the horizon, around the curve of the Earth,” bellowed Time magazine. Today’s communicationsdriven world was unimaginable in Telstar’s time, but it would have been unattainable without it. “Telstar opened up an area of activity that has transformed the world,” says John M. Logsdon of George Washington University, perhaps the leading historian of the space program. “It has made instantaneous global communication possible. Before Telstar and what followed Telstar, you had to book ahead to make an international telephone call. There was very limited capability and it was very expensive. Now we have Skype.” For all its achievements, Telstar was a product of the wrong technology. It depended on movable antennae — Andover’s rotated every which way to capture Telstar’s signals — and a truly global network based on the Telstar model would have
Giant leap forward But Telstar was a giant leap forward, one of the wonders of the world, or at least of that world. “Telstar involved problems of a scope and magnitude far beyond any we had faced (before),” according to the late John R. Pierce, a Bell Labs engineer and author who wrote a history of Telstar. “The transistor and the traveling-wave tube were key components, but they had to survive a rocket launch and survive for a long time in space.” Those elements seem antiquarian today, when the word “transistor” seldom passes the lips, and that achievement seems modest given last summer’s conclusion of the Space Shuttle era. While Telstar was a precursor to dramatic and significant breakthroughs in telecommunications, it also spawned an important cultural marker — the Tornados’ hit instrumental “Telstar,” which remains familiar and irritating, and was the first single by a British group to reach No. 1 on both the American and British pop charts. Like the satellite whose bleeps it was intended to imitate, the song paved the way for even greater cultural developments. The second single by a British group to achieve those ratings was called “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” — David M. Shribman is executive editor of the Pittsburgh PostGazette.
OLD HOME TOWN
From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 10, 1912: “The secYEARS ond wing of the AGO new administration IN 1912 building at the University is to be built soon. The board of regents at their last meeting asked for bids for the work and will award the contract some time soon. This is to be the central portion of the building. According to the plans the completed building will be composed of three separate wings. The first is now completed, and the third is to be just like it, and built west of the present wing.”
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required a long string of satellites, almost certainly at a higher orbit. That’s because in the early days of satellite communications, scientists didn’t think they could launch geosynchronous satellites, manmade space objects whose orbital period and pattern matched that of Earth, keeping them stationary over a particular location. It turned out that that ability was only a few years off.
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Government costs To the editor: A recent study showed that it costs a private employer around $28/hour on average for each employee and around $42/hour for the government (not counting federal employees). Approximately one-third of this is for benefit packages. Wisconsin, San Diego and San Jose have voted in overwhelming numbers to change the entitlement culture of public employee unions after seeing their benefit costs rise three to five times and finding that their budgets could no longer support the basic infrastructure needs of their cities. Stockton, Calif., files for bankruptcy. They realized that retiring at age 50 (with 90 percent of your last salary), paying 1 percent into your retirement fund and contributing a fraction of the costs of your health care are not sustainable work practices. Kansans know that KPERS has a multi-billion dollar shortfall. Yet, over the past six years, the fastest growing segment of the Kansas economy was government. Some folks are upset with what they see as the undue influence that the Koch brothers may have on the electoral process, but they fail to
recognize the same level of influence that comes from groups like the Service Employees International Union, who back candidates, and then extract lucrative contracts from the very politicians they helped elect (buy). Where do our local public entities stand with the ever-burgeoning costs of public employees? Are they providing benefits above that of the private employer? If the private sector can hire qualified personnel and keep them at rates that are two-thirds of those in the public sector while employees pay substantially more into their retirement and health-care packages, why can’t government agencies? Ken Meyer, Lawrence
Bus debacle To the editor: All taxpaying residents must demand that City Hall and high-salaried city employees cease to rob our public treasury in the name of special interest and against the majority opinion of the electorate. The T bus is a prime example of City Hall’s loose fiscal policy that results in higher taxes.
The Republic of Lawrence obtained three diesel/electric hybrid buses through the 2009 so-called federal stimulus bill at a cost of $1.8 million. This bill was financed with new debt. Therefore, our children and grandchildren will be left with our generation’s debts long after the buses have been salvaged for scrap metal. Our T bus operating cost per passenger mile is already the most inefficient on planet Earth. Our city manager is now proposing a $250,000 budget expense to study the merits of extended hours for the T bus. Why do we need a city manager? The T bus should be allowed to suffer the same fate as Tyrannosaurus rex: extinction. No one ever rode T rex and very few ride the T bus. The electorate is paying an enormous price for allowing incumbents to remain in office. The one and only solution coming out of City Hall is, “We will have to raise taxes.” This is not leadership but rather a dereliction of fiduciary responsibility. Each of us has a duty to participate in the political process or we face the consequences of being ruled by our inferiors. J. Joe Herynk, Lawrence
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Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.
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Temperature High/low 87°/71° Normal high/low today 88°/68° Record high today 107° in 1980 Record low today 56° in 1961
Precipitation in inches 24 hours through 8 p.m. yest. 0.00 Month to date 0.18 Normal month to date 1.33 Year to date 13.40 Normal year to date 21.73
Today Wed. Today Wed. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Independence 90 65 pc 91 64 s Atchison 90 62 pc 87 62 s Fort Riley 90 63 s 88 62 s Belton 90 65 pc 88 64 s Olathe 90 64 pc 87 64 s Burlington 91 63 s 91 63 s Osage Beach 92 62 s 92 60 s Coffeyville 91 66 pc 91 66 s Osage City 90 64 s 90 62 s Concordia 84 63 s 87 64 s Ottawa 90 63 s 90 62 s Dodge City 86 63 pc 89 66 s Wichita 90 66 s 91 66 s Holton 90 65 pc 90 63 s Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice.
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Today Cities Hi Lo W Acapulco 88 78 pc Amsterdam 68 56 sh Athens 100 77 s Baghdad 111 85 s Bangkok 95 79 pc Beijing 90 75 t Berlin 76 59 sh Brussels 68 52 sh Buenos Aires 52 36 s Cairo 97 76 s Calgary 90 62 t Dublin 63 48 sh Geneva 77 54 t Hong Kong 91 84 pc Jerusalem 87 70 s Kabul 96 67 s London 67 54 r Madrid 91 61 s Mexico City 72 53 t Montreal 80 57 pc Moscow 82 67 t New Delhi 93 81 t Oslo 69 55 r Paris 70 56 sh Rio de Janeiro 78 69 s Rome 90 67 s Seoul 82 73 pc Singapore 86 77 t Stockholm 71 58 r Sydney 65 52 sh Tokyo 84 73 pc Toronto 78 60 s Vancouver 74 59 s Vienna 85 67 c Warsaw 80 59 s Winnipeg 86 68 pc
Wed. Hi Lo W 88 77 sh 64 55 r 99 76 s 114 85 s 95 79 t 90 75 s 75 55 sh 65 49 r 52 37 s 100 76 s 79 59 t 61 48 sh 69 48 sh 90 82 pc 89 69 s 100 66 s 67 52 sh 88 61 s 72 53 t 82 61 pc 81 66 t 97 82 t 68 53 r 69 54 sh 85 72 s 90 68 s 79 70 r 86 77 t 69 57 pc 68 52 sh 82 73 t 85 64 s 74 59 s 86 61 sh 83 61 pc 90 66 pc
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-10s -0s 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s National Summary: Needed rain will fall from parts of New Mexico and Texas to the Carolinas and southern Virginia. Seasonable temperatures are in store for the Midwest and Northeast. Heat will build over much of the West. Today Wed. Today Wed. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Memphis 88 74 t 89 71 t Albuquerque 82 65 t 85 68 t Miami 88 78 t 88 79 t Anchorage 62 50 sh 62 51 s Milwaukee 82 61 pc 80 62 pc Atlanta 92 71 t 89 72 t Minneapolis 83 65 pc 84 66 pc Austin 87 73 t 87 73 t 88 70 t 87 71 t Baltimore 88 68 pc 88 68 pc Nashville New Orleans 91 77 t 91 76 t Birmingham 90 73 t 89 72 t New York 84 66 s 84 67 s Boise 100 69 s 100 66 s Omaha 86 65 pc 85 65 s Boston 82 65 s 82 65 s Orlando 92 73 t 92 74 t Buffalo 80 58 pc 83 61 s Philadelphia 86 68 pc 86 68 pc Cheyenne 80 57 pc 87 60 s 112 91 pc 109 91 t Chicago 88 62 pc 88 64 pc Phoenix 85 61 pc 85 63 s Cincinnati 88 64 pc 89 65 pc Pittsburgh Portland, ME 81 57 s 79 58 s Cleveland 82 63 pc 84 65 s Portland, OR 82 60 s 86 61 s Dallas 90 75 t 92 76 t Reno 99 63 s 101 66 s Denver 84 61 pc 92 66 s Richmond 86 72 t 86 69 t Des Moines 84 65 pc 84 62 s Sacramento 103 58 s 104 60 s Detroit 83 62 s 84 64 s St. Louis 90 69 s 90 68 s El Paso 87 71 t 90 73 t Salt Lake City 99 73 s 102 75 s Fairbanks 69 50 sh 68 48 c San Diego 77 67 pc 78 67 pc Honolulu 86 73 pc 86 71 s San Francisco 74 55 pc 71 55 s Houston 87 75 t 87 75 t Seattle 76 57 s 80 59 s Indianapolis 88 66 s 88 65 s Spokane 94 65 s 89 62 s Kansas City 90 65 pc 85 65 s Tucson 104 82 pc 97 79 t Las Vegas 111 90 s 111 92 s Tulsa 90 70 pc 92 69 s Little Rock 88 73 t 90 70 t Wash., DC 84 72 t 87 71 pc Los Angeles 86 64 pc 86 64 s National extremes yesterday for the 48 contiguous states High: Death Valley, CA 123° Low: Bodie State Park, CA 33°
WEATHER HISTORY Lightning struck the Picatinny Army Arsenal in New Jersey on July 10, 1926, triggering a massive explosion.
TODAY’S BEST BETS International Institute of Young Musicians radio broadcast, 11 a.m., KANU 91.5FM. INSIGHT Art Talk: Allen Chen, 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Science on Tap: The Impact of Extreme Weather, 7:30-9 p.m., Free State Brewery, 636 Mass. Pride Night, 9 p.m., Wilde’s Chateau, 2412 Iowa.
Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 a.m., Memorial Stadium at KU. Summer Sidewalk Games, 11 a.m.-noon, Watkins Community Museum, 1047 Mass. Brown Bag Concert: Lonnie Ray’s Blues Band, noon, Ninth and Massachusetts streets. Thursday Farmers’ Market, 4-6 p.m., 1121 Wakarusa Drive. Cottin’s Hardware Farmers’ Market, 4-6:30 p.m., behind store at 1832 Mass. L.A. Fahy at Cottin’s Hardware Farmers’ Market, 4-6:30 p.m., behind store at 1832 Mass. The Open Tap, discussion of a selected religion topic, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Henry’s, 11 E. Eighth St. Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 p.m., field near Robinson Gym at KU. Food Not Bombs dinner, 6 p.m., South Park. Taping of “1 on 1 Trivia,” Lawrence PubRed Dog’s Dog Days lic Library librarians vs. workout, 6 a.m., Memorial KU librarians, 6:30 p.m., Stadium at KU. Lawrence Public Library, Dollar Bowling, open to 707 Vt. close, Royal Crest Lanes, Junkyard Jazz Band, 933 Iowa. 7 p.m., American Legion, Big Brothers Big Sis3408 W. Sixth St. ters of Douglas County, Free English as a Secnoon, 536 Fireside Court, ond Language class, 7-8 Suite B. Information meetp.m., Plymouth Congregaing for prospective voluntional Church, 925 Vt. teers. For more informaAffordable community tion, call 843-7359. Spanish class, 7-8 p.m., Country Jam hosted Plymouth Congregational by Good Ole Boys, Church, 925 Vt. 6-8:30 p.m., Cutter’s Lawrence Arts & Smokehouse, 218 E. 20th Crafts group, 7-9 p.m., St., Eudora. Merc cafe, 901 Iowa. Red Dog’s Dog Days KU Summer Theatre workout, 6 p.m., field near presents “My Fair Lady,” Robinson Gym at KU. 7:30 p.m., Crafton-Preyer Bike & Build Welcome Theatre, Murphy Hall, Potluck, 6 p.m.,Cosmic 1530 Naismith Drive. Beauty School, 1145 Pa. International Institute Douglas County Comof Young Musicians mission meeting, 6:35 Honors Recital, 7:30 p.m., Douglas County p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Courthouse, 1100 Mass. Stewart Drive. Third annual Tribute Poker Night, 8 p.m., for Tommy Johnson Sr., Applebee’s, 2520 Iowa. 7-10 p.m., The Eldridge, Floyd the Barber, 8:30 701 Mass. p.m., Pachamama’s, 800 International Institute N.H. of Young Musicians Team trivia, 9 p.m., student recitals, 7:30 Johnny’s West, 721 Wakap.m., Swarthout Recital rusa Drive. Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Ladies Night Free Naismith Drive. Bowling, 9:30 p.m., Royal Conroy’s Trivia, 7:30 Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa. p.m., Conroy’s Pub, 3115 W. Sixth St. Lawrence City Band Perry Lecompton concert: From Russia with Farmers Market, 4-6:30 Love, 8 p.m., South Park, p.m., U.S. Highway 24 1200 block of Massachuand Ferguson Road. setts.
How did the term dog days of summer come about?
The dog star, Sirius, rose with the sun supposedly adding heat.
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Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 a.m., Memorial Stadium at KU. Tuesday Farmers’ Market, 4-6 p.m., 1020 Vt. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County, 5:15 p.m., 536 Fireside Court, Suite B. Information meeting for prospective volunteers. For more information, call 843-7359. Opening reception: “New Works by Sally Piller,” 6 p.m., Pachamama’s, 800 N.H. Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 p.m., field near Robinson Gym at KU. Lonnie Ray’s open jam session, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Slow Ride Roadhouse, 1350 N. Third St. Lawrence City Commission meeting, 6:35 p.m., City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St. Free English as a Second Language class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Affordable community Spanish class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Yarn, Paper, Scissors, 7-8:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Herbs study group, 7 p.m., Unitarian Fellowship, 1263 N. 1100 Road. Free swing dancing lessons and dance, 8-11 p.m., Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. Poker Night, 8 p.m., Applebee’s, 2520 Iowa. Geeks Who Drink pub quiz, 8 p.m., Phoggy Dog, 2228 Iowa. Teller’s Family Night, 9 p.m.-midnight, 746 Mass. Tuesday Night Karaoke, 9 p.m., Wayne & Larry’s Sports Bar & Grill, 933 Iowa.
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Sunflower Artfest 2012, 6-9 p.m., The Barn at Kill Creek Farm, 9200 Kill Creek Road, De Soto. BRC Sounds, 7 p.m., Dynamite Saloon, 721 Mass. International Institute of Young Musicians student recitals, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. KU Summer Theatre presents “My Fair Lady,” 7:30 p.m., Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. Theatre for Young Audiences: “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley,” 7:30 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 1501 N.H. Mike Roberts, 8 p.m., Gaslight Gardens, 317 N. Second.
Saturday Farmers’ Market, 7-11 a.m., 824 N.H. Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 7 a.m., Lied Center, entrance from Bob Billings and Crestline. Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 7:45 a.m., Lied Center, entrance from Bob Billings and Crestline. Free First Time Homebuyer Workshop, sponsored by Tenants to Homeowners, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., United Way Building, 2518 Ridge Court. Walking Tour of Oak Hill Cemetery, 10 a.m., starts at Watkins Community Museum, 1047 Mass. Sunflower Artfest 2012, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., The Barn at Kill Creek Farm, 9200 Kill Creek Road, De Soto. Second Saturday Artist Series: Allen Chen, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bracker’s Good Earth Clays, 1831 East 1450 Road Catfish dinners, served 11 a.m.-4 p.m., dine in or carry out, St. Luke AME Church, 900 N.Y. International Institute of Young Musicians Winners Concert for the International Piano Competition, 3 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive. Sketch Tease!, 7 p.m., Atomic Photography, 313 E. Eighth St. Darrell Lea, 7 p.m., Dynamite Saloon, 721 Mass. John Lomas and Bill Crahan, 7 p.m., The Oread, 1200 Oread Ave. Nine Forty Live: The Midday Ramblers & Friends Celebrate Woody Guthrie’s 100th Birthday, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. KU Summer Theatre presents “My Fair Lady,” 7:30 p.m., Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. Theatre for Young Audiences: “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley,” 7:30 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 1501 N.H. The Divorce Girl Book Launch Party with author Caryn MirriamGoldberg, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation, 917 Highland Drive. Arnie Johnson and the Midnight Special, 8 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 2206 E. 23rd St.
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Traylor crucial newbie Thomas Robinson doesn’t become the nation’s only first-team All-American and finish second in the Player of the Year voting without having the perfect complement to him doing all the things that brought out the best in him. Jeff Withey’s remarkable shot-blocking ability enabled Robinson to play less aggressively on defense to stay out of foul trouble and conserve energy for crashing the glass and scoring. Withey’s ability to catch the ball and either throw down dunks or knock down free throws gave foes reason not to run the entire defense at Robinson. Withey enabled Robinson to be what he was, the second-best college basketball player in the nation. Now someone needs to emerge as the perfect complement to Withey to enable him to be who he is, a great shot-blocker and a potential go-to scorer, a 7-footer blessed with a soft touch and deft footwork. Strange as it sounds considering how overmatched he looked at times as recently as his sophomore year, he has developed into a darkhorse candidate for firstteam All-American honors, a guy with a good shot at becoming an NBA lottery pick. But he won’t get there without relentless help in the paint. A banger Withey is not, so the guy playing alongside him needs to be a physical presence, and he needs to be a swift athlete who can sky for boards and run the floor like a guard in both directions. Perry Ellis has so much talent, such a good aptitude, he’ll find a way onto the court for a ton of minutes as a freshman, but he doesn’t qualify as the perfect complement to Withey in terms of a basketball bodyguard. Wiry Kevin Young’s energy comes in handy off the bench. Zach Peters, a high school football player, has the profile, but he’s a freshman. Landen Lucas plays with confidence and aggressiveness, but he’ll likely need time to develop. Jamari Traylor, a 6-foot-8, 215-pound red-shirt freshman from Chicago, hits the boards and anybody in his way hard. He’s explosive, runs the floor well and has the look of a guy who will play with a mean streak. Practices are closed to the media, so his game remains a mystery, but those who played against him and with him in practice raved about his explosiveness and strength. Traylor and Ben McLemore, the 6-5, 185 shooting guard from St. Louis, were restricted by the NCAA to practicing and even at that just for the second semester because of academic concerns. McLemore has generated more excitement because he was rated much higher in high school (34th, compared to 141st by Rivals.com) and mixes fancy jams with a feathery three-point touch. But it’s conceivable Traylor could have the biggest impact of the eight newcomers, even though five of the others were ranked higher in their high school classes than Traylor was in his.
KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP) — Bryce Harper remembered back to Oct. 27, when just 414 fans were at Scottsdale Stadium to watch his Scorpions play the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League. Down 7-5, Harper vowed to teammate Brandon Crawford to hit a game-winning home run. “I’ll drop a bomb and walk off the field, tell them we own this place,” Harper said.
“I promise you I’m going to hit a jack right here. I swear on everything.” “Yeah, OK,” Mike Trout told him in disbelief. Trout led off with a single, Scottsdale got another hit with one out, and Harper followed with a home run to right-center off Jeff Inman. “Everybody ran inside the clubhouse,” Harper said. “It was a great moment.” Still tied together, base-
ball’s youthful dynamic duo will be watched by millions tonight as the All-Star game returns to Kansas City and beautiful Kauffman Stadium for the first time since 1973. Just 19, Harper is the youngest position player in All-Star history and a key part of the Washington Nationals’ emergence as a firstplace team. Trout, a year older, is leading the American League in hitting and helping
the Los Angeles Angels turn around their season after a sloppy start. Coincidentally, both came up to the majors leagues on April 28, Harper for his debut and Trout for his return following a pair of stints last year. They are among a record five rookie All-Stars, joined by Texas pitcher Yu Darvish, Oakland closer
When: 6:30 tonight Where: Kauffman Stadium TV: Fox (cable chanPlease see ALL-STAR, page 4B nels 4, 204)
SUMMER SERIES NO. 4
Four for ‘Fore!’ Doc Sadler
Gary Schwartz Kit Grove
Staff picks for ultimate scramble J-W Staff Reports
From Tiger’s resurgence on the PGA Tour to the heatsoaked rounds of local golfers at Alvamar, Eagle Bend and Lawrence Country Club, golf often dominates so many summertime conversations in Lawrence. The past couple of weeks have added to the list of topics, as Kansas University announced Jamie Bermel as its new men’s golf coach, and former Jayhawk Conrad Roberts won his sixth Lawrence Amateur Golf Association city championship in the past seven seasons last weekend. The only thing that prevented the Welshman from winning during that stretch
was a scheduling snafu that forced him to miss last year’s event. But forget about the bigtime events for a minute. For the rest of us, one of the most popular events of the summer golf season is the scramble. Four guys get together for a few laughs, a couple of beverages and a fun round. It’s the perfect set-up for any golfer, from awful to average, and it allows for players of all skill levels to compete on an even playing field. Such a setting is the scene for the fourth installment of our summer series, which looks back at some of the biggest and best names to come through KU. It surely won’t take long to
see which of us was going for the win and which was looking to have a good time with good company when putting together our teams.
ity and potential to act like a clown. I think we’d have a good shot to win, and I know we’d have a round full of laughs.
Matt Tait Conrad Roberts — Conrad and I go way back, so I’ve had the pleasure to play golf with him dozens of times. Each time, I play better just by being out there with him. Gary Woodland — If it’s a scramble, I’m guessing we’ll use his tee shot a lot. Kit Grove — Kit’s exactly the kind of guy you want on your squad when you’re looking to have a fun round. Chris Thompson — He mixes well with the other three, both in terms of golf abil-
Andrew Hartsock Marilynn Smith — The Topeka native — nicknamed “Miss Personality” — was one of the 13 founders of the LPGA and won 21 events on tour, including two majors. Surely the Hall of Famer could help carry my sorry behind. Roy Williams — Everybody knows golf is Williams’ second love. No, wait, Kansas is his second love, behind North Carolina. No, wait, Carolina is second behind wife Wanda. Please see SCRAMBLE, page 3B
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