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Federal panel supports Kan. biosecurity lab project
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Recent rain has greened up some lawns, but not Pat Ross’ 2,400-acre corn crop. It’s beyond saving. The rains shut off in June and July, when Ross’ corn needed it most. Ross, of North Lawrence, could only watch out his office window, as storms passed over him and his crop wilted. “It’s emotionally draining to see them wither and die,” said Ross, of Nunemaker-Ross Farms. “It’s probably the largest loss of crop in the smallest period of time I think I have ever seen.” According to the National Weather Service, just 0.18 of an inch of rain fell in Lawrence between June 1 and July 12. That’s 5.5 inches less than average. Temperatures in July are supposed to be in the 90s, not 108 degrees. “It’s devastated it (the corn crop) with the hot, dry temps,” said Matthew Vajnar, Ottawa Co-op grain merchandiser. Vajnar called the local corn crop a “disaster,” estimating it would yield 0-20 bushels per acre. This is the worst year he has seen since Ottawa Co-op purchased the South Lawrence Co-op elevator in 2001. This year follows the worst Kansas crop in 29 years, with the state averaging 107 bushels of corn per acre in 2011, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Ross doesn’t plan on harvesting 20 percent of his crop. Instead, he will cut it for silage to feed his 600 cattle. He said he has been fortunate with them. He has only lost three to the heat.
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KENT NUNEMAKER, OF LAWRENCE, foreground, co-owner of Nunemaker-Ross farms, installs new belts on a silage cutter Friday while Lyle Nunemaker, Lawrence, center, and C.J. Bunce, of Perry, repair brakes on a 1978 International truck. Friday’s rain delayed a plan to cut corn for silage but provided an opportunity to do some farm equipment repairs.
If it continues another couple of weeks of hot and dry weather, certainly the crops are going to continue to be damaged and have even greater yield loss.” — Adrian Polanski, Kansas Farm Service Agency executive director Ross has it bad, and the rest of Kansas hasn’t fared much better. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture declared 82 Kansas counties federal disaster areas because of drought. “Almost the entire state is seeing significant deterioration of corn and soy beans but also hay and pasture,” said Adrian Polanski, Kan-
sas Farm Service Agency executive director and former Kansas ag secretary. “If it continues another couple of weeks of hot and dry weather, certainly the crops are going to continue to be damaged and have even greater yield loss.” Polanski said the drought has affected about 150,000 Kansas farmers and land owners. Those
in the disaster areas will qualify for emergency government loans. Douglas County and Ross don’t qualify. He has given up on his corn crop. With crop insurance he may break even. Ross must now put his hope in his 2,200 acres of soybeans, also damaged by the drought. Ross said the recent rains helped the crop, but it needs more precipitation. So Ross is left again, looking out his office window for rain. “I’m an optimist,” he said. “I think about all farmers are. I keep saying it will come, it will come.”
TOPEKA — A government-backed committee of the National Research Council issued a report Friday saying the United States would have adequate biosecurity protections even if plans for a proposed $1.14 billion lab in Kansas are scaled back. The study was prepared by a subcommittee formed this spring to look at three options for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility that is to be built in Manhattan near the Kansas State University campus. The report was in response to tighter federal revenues and budget controls that are forcing agencies to rethink spending priorities. DHS asked the National Kansas Research Council to re- Gov. Sam view the threats of foreign Brownback animal disease, the capabilities needed to address such and Repubthreats and analyze options lican U.S. for building the lab as pro- Sens. Pat posed or scaling back the size and scope. A third op- Roberts tion included keeping the and Jerry current research lab at Plum Moran isIsland, N.Y. sued a joint While the committee found that the need for a statement lab hadn’t changed since Friday apthe project was first pro- plauding posed in 2006, it did find that DHS had two options the comfor completing the goal of mittee’s developing the capabilities report. with a laboratory designed specifically to respond to a biosecurity threat. However, the report concluded that both options had drawbacks. “We really did not rank any of the options that we were given,” said Terry McElwain, chairman of the committee. “There is a really more thorough and comprehensive analysis that would need to be made by decision-makers before a decision is made, and Please see LAB, page 2A
Kansas River earns national designation; center to be dedicated By Scott Rothschild firstname.lastname@example.org
Two conservation projects in Kansas are being celebrated this week. U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Gov. Sam Brownback were scheduled to announce this morning the designation of the Kansas River as the newest addition to the National Water Trails system. “We are thrilled this is happening,” said Laura Calwell, the Kansas Riverkeeper. “This
really recognizes the Kansas River as a recreational resource for the state,” Calwell said. She said the national designation will pro- Salazar vide funds for highway signage that will direct people to boat and canoe access ramps along the river. Adding the Kansas River, often called the Kaw, to the Na-
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velopment is the dedication of a $6 million visitor center and headquarters at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Strong City. Salazar and Secretary of Health and Human Services and former Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius were on hand Friday evening for that event. The preserve is co-managed by the National Park Service and Nature Conservancy. Both the National Water Trails designation and new facilities at the Tallgrass Prai-
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DEATHS MARGARET “MAGGIE” ELIZABETH ROGERS Margaret “Maggie” Elizabeth Rogers, 36, Topeka passed away Thursday, July 5, 2012. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Davidson Funeral Home in Topeka.
CYNTHIA SUE GIBLER Arrangements for Cynthia Sue Gibler, 57, Lawrence are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. She died Thur. July 12, 2012 at her home.
PENNY L. BENOIT Funeral services for Penny L. Benoit, 62, Eudora, KS, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel in Eudora. She died on Friday, July 13, 2012 at her home. Penny was born on February 2, 1950 in Sault Ste Marie, MI the daughter of Rudolph and Barbara (Gibbons) Pavlat. She was a Beautician and most recently had been working in Childcare Food Service at Pyramid Place in Eudora. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, First Baptist Church of Tonganoxie and was a part of the Crohn’s Disease Research Center. She married Leonard Benoit on October 27, 1970 in Holyoak, MA. He survives of the home. Other survivors include: three sons, Mike and wife, Teresa Benoit of Marion, IA; Steve and wife, Rachel; William “Bill” and wife, Michael Benoit all of Eudora; her father, Rudolph Pavlat of Sault Ste Marie, MI; a brother, Rudy and wife, Susie Pavlat of Sault Ste Marie, MI; two
sisters, Linda Myshock of Burkburnett, TX; Teri Pavlat of Lawrence, KS; five grandchildren, Josh, Brent, Breanna, Cole, Tyler and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara. The family will greet friends on Sunday, from noon until service time at the Eudora Chapel. The family suggests memorials in her name to the Crohn’s Disease Research 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.
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Chinese industrialist behind Hawker Beechcraft bid By Joe McDonald and Roxana Hegeman Associated Press
WICHITA — In Beijing, Shenzong Cheng is known as the “Helicopter King of China,” an industrialist who’s been quietly building a small empire in aviation manufacturing. But he remains largely unknown in America, where the beleaguered aviation industry was shocked this week with the news that Cheng’s company, Beijing-based Superior Aviation Beijing Co. Ltd., would acquire the civilian operations of the Kansas aircraft maker Hawker Beechcraft for $1.79 billion. Cheng isn’t speaking publicly of his plans for the Wichita-based company. His silence has left thousands of workers scouring for clues about their suitor and what he may have in store. “Anytime a Chinese company proposes to move in, in such a massive scale, there are going to be concerns on a number of issues — both the assurances regarding jobs and facilities as well as technology transfers and what type of precedent this sets,” said Frank Larkin, a spokesman for a machinists’ union representing
roughly 2,600 of Hawker’s Wichita workforce. It’s been an especially tough year for Wichita, the self-proclaimed “Air Capital of the World,” which is also home to major manufacturing plants for Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems, Cessna, Bombardier and more than a hundred smaller aircraft suppliers. But business jet sales have dropped in a global economic downturn, and this has hit local jobs hard. Earlier this year, Boeing announced it was closing its defense plant in the city, and in May Hawker Beechcraft filed for bankruptcy. More than 13,000 aircraft workers in Wichita have lost their jobs since 2008. Hawker Beechcraft said it was premature to comment on Cheng’s role, though Superior CEO Tim Archer told The Associated Press in a written statement that Superior Aviation will “aggressively work to keep jobs in the United States by continued production of the Hawker and Beechcraft product lines and expanding the production, design, and servicing of civilian aircraft at all locations including Kansas, Arkansas and Texas, and many other states across
America.” But without a deeper sense of Cheng’s history, anxieties about his plans for Hawker Beechcraft are likely to linger. When reached by The Associated Press this week, an assistant for Cheng in China, Qian Chunyuan, said Cheng was too busy to give interviews. In a report published this week in a Chinese newspaper, 21st Century Business Herald, Qian cited the competitive bidding for Hawker Beechcraft and said Cheng was pursuing another potential acquisition, an Australian aircraft distributor, to sell the company’s products. Superior is 60 percent owned by Beijing Superior Aviation Technology Corp. Ltd. — a private entity entirely owned by Cheng and his wife, Qin Wang, according to a letter outlining the proposal. Cheng also is chairman of aircraft manufacturer Qingdao Haili Helicopter Co. Ltd. The Oriental Morning Post in Shanghai reported that this company has suspended helicopter production due to poor export orders. Hawker Beechcraft employs about 7,400 people, with roughly 4,700 working at its Wichita facility.
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BRIEFLY State suspends home in December 2010. Williams will be eligible day care license for parole in 25 years.
TOPEKA — State officials have issued an emergency suspension of a home day care license in Russell after a report that an infant was injured there. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment on Friday says it has suspended the license of the Heather Ragene Ross home day care because an initial investigation shows a four-month old child there sustained injuries “consistent with abuse shaken baby syndrome.” The department says the child was taken to a Wichita hospital from the day care in late June. A message left at the day care Friday was not immediately returned.
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His defense attorney, Steve Mank, argued before the sentencing that Williams should COURTS have a new trial because police did not disclose information that Putnam had been a suspect in alleged sexual assaults. The judge said that information would not have affected the jury’s guilty verdict.
FBI seeking 2 men who robbed bank
KANSAS CITY, MO. — Federal authorities have Man sentenced to been searching for two men accused of robbing a life for shooting Kansas City, Kan., bank. WICHITA — A 37-yearThe Kansas City Star reold Wichita man has been ports that a Bank Midwest sentenced to life in prison was robbed by two men after being convicted of early Friday. shooting his roommate to One of the men jumped a death. bank counter and emptied The Wichita Eagle rethe teller drawers, while the ports that Michael Williams other stayed in the lobby was sentenced Friday. brandishing a silver handHe was convicted earlier gun. of first-degree murder in The men fled with an unthe death of Sean Putnam, disclosed amount of money a former police officer in a dark SUV driven by a who was shot in the head woman.
IN THIS NOV. 17, 2010, PHOTO, A SIGN MARKS THE FUTURE HOME of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan. The federal government still underestimates the risk of a planned biosecurity lab in Kansas releasing a dangerous animal disease, and an assessment earlier this year suggesting minimal danger is seriously flawed, an independent report said Friday.
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we didn’t feel we could do that.” The first option would be to continue designing and constructing the new lab in Kansas, which would give the United States a large-animal lab with so-called Level 4 security to handle such deadly diseases as foot and mouth. However, because the costs for the project have escalated, the committee suggested DHS look for alternative funding sources. It was noted that certain research programs at a lab in Australia have been supported through public-private partnerships with the agriculture industry. The second option would be to scale back the size of the project and disburse research of diseases across the country. A third option, which would leave current research at Plum Island and rely on foreign labs to conduct research and deter threats, was rejected by the committee. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Republi-
can U.S. Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran issued a joint statement Friday applauding the committee’s report. They called on DHS to move forward with acquiring the land in Manhattan and beginning construction. “The NAS fittingly recognizes that the need for a centralized laboratory focused on research, diagnostics and surveillance is imperative. That laboratory should be NBAF, and it starts with construction of the central utility plant. We are pleased this promising review concludes any outstanding evaluations of NBAF,” they said. McElwain said it was unclear why costs have risen from estimates of $450 million when the project was first announced. One reason, he said, could be the changes in the facility’s design to “harden” it to protect against the accidental release of deadly pathogens from a tornado or other natural disaster. State officials had actively promoted northeast Kansas as a potential site for the lab, seeing it as crucial to efforts to create a strong biosciences industry and create more
than 300 jobs that would pay an average of more than $75,000 a year. The state is committed to issuing up to $105 million in bonds to help with the project. Brownback spokeswoman Sherriene JonesSontag said Kansas was open to further discussions with DHS “to move the project forward as soon as possible.” She added that the state had a network of private and public partners supporting the project. Congress has approved $90 million in construction funds for the project, which has yet to be released pending recent DHS studies. In May, a House committee approved $75 million more for the next fiscal year to continue the project.
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‘Trash to Treasures’ saves environment, time By Karrey Britt firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Friday the 13th, Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s green team organizes a “Trash to Treasures” event for employees. They can bring unwanted, but usable, items to swap for something they might need such as lamps, notebooks, paper clips, folders, organizers and filing cabinets. “We call it their lucky day. They might be able to find a treasure in all of this,” said Tom Damewood, chair of the green team and director of environmental services. Friday’s event was held in a small area adjacent to the cafeteria where a few tables were set up. The pickings were pretty slim at 11:30 a.m. when Debby Combs, a transcriptionist in medical records, was passing through to see if any new items had been brought down. “We are heavy shoppers,” she said with laughMike Yoder/Journal-World Photo ter. Earlier, she had snagged BARBARA BUSHELL, a registered nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, looks over items during a “Trash to Treasures” a cart and an A-to-Z ac- event Friday. LMH employees can bring unwanted, but usable, items to swap for something they might need cordion file that was throughout the day. Bushell took folders that were labeled from A to Z. She planned to use them to organize a file at Please see ‘TRASH’, page 4A home. “It’s nice to be able to use something that nobody else needs,” she said. “I think this is a great idea.”
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Federal prosecutors on Friday said eight Ottawa residents could face life in prison if convicted on new allegations in a prescription drug trafficking case. According to U.S. Attorney B a r r y Grissom’s Office, one man died and another became COURTS hospitalized in 2009 as a result of consuming the drugs. A grand jury this week returned a superseding indictment with new charges against Ottawa residents Connie Edwards, 60; Brandi Bivens, Please see DRUG, page 4A
Years of work went into cancer center designation By Dolph C. Simons Jr.
Thursday’s formal announcement that the Kansas University School of Medicine had received the highly prized and prestigious National Cancer Institute designation is great news! This will pay dividends for patients. It helps focus added attention and recognition on the excellence of KU researchers here in Lawrence as well as at the medical center. It is likely to result in increased federal and private research dollars awarded to KU, and it will help in the recruitment of world-class researchers. It adds another mark of excellence to the academic and research excellence of the university. The entire state benefits from this recognition. It is right that the spotlight at this time focuses on current major players in the effort to attain the NCI designation, but others also should be remembered. Early in his tenure as Kansas University chancellor, Robert Hemenway made attaining the NCI recognition his No. 1 goal. Obviously, Dr. Roy Jensen, director of the KU Cancer Center, has played a critical role with his tireless efforts to attract talented researchers and encourage private fiscal support, as well as his work as the public spokesperson for the effort. In addition, there were those on the KU campus here in Lawrence, such as Val Stella and his associates, who, through their recognition as world-class researchers in cancer-related areas, added greatly to the KU effort. The danger of naming this or that person who played a significant and important role in the long effort is that many deserving individuals are not named. This certainly is the case at the KU Medical Center, here in Lawrence and for many volunteers. Also, the NCI effort probably would not have been successful without the generosity of many who made major fiscal contributions. Hemenway noted it would be an expensive project, and recent reports indicate close to $400 million has been earmarked for the effort. The Hall family of Kansas City has been particularly generous and the Kansas Bioscience Authority has been a major source of funding.
The names and efforts of those mentioned above have emerged in the past few years, although the Hall family has a long history of being extremely generous and helpful to the university. Unfortunately, but understandably, the efforts and foresight of individuals who helped set the stage for the cancer center effort years ago are forgotten when in fact they played a critical role. Sen. Pat Roberts is one such individual. Roberts, former outstanding KU medical school faculty member Dr. Mike Welch, former KU School of Pharmacy Dean Howard Mossberg, the late KU professor Jim Roberts, KU’s Bob Barnhill, Kansas State University’s Ron Trewyn, former KSU president Jon Wefald, and former Kansas legislators Kenny Wilk, Nick Jordan, Dave Kerr, Kent Glasscock, and many others played major roles in setting the stage
for Thursday’s announcement at the Hemenway Building at the KU Medical Center. Clay Blair served as chairman of the Kansas Board of Regents and he
COMMENTARY and his fellow regents realized the state and its universities needed to receive more federal and NIH funding if they were to be competitive with other states. Blair and others visited with Pat Roberts about the situation; he delved into the matter and was told Kansas did not have the infrastructure and state-of-the-art research facilities needed to merit major federal funding. Roberts took the lead on this effort. He, Blair, Wilk, Wefald and others arranged the first meeting of the Kansas House and Senate out of Topeka on
the Kansas State campus. Roberts, Welch and Blair addressed the legislators stressing the necessity of more fiscal support to build modern research facilities if the state was to be competitive. Later Roberts addressed legislators in Topeka emphasizing the need for increased state funding. This eventually resulted in funding for the Hemenway Building at the Medical Center, the Bioscience Research Institute at Kansas State and the composite research program at Wichita State. Roberts, Welch and Blair did a superb and effective job in calling the legislators’ attention to the need for a major increase in funding for research facilities, and they did not let up. They kept the pressure on the state lawmakers. It has paid off in many ways, but there is no justification for relaxing. The competition for federal research dollars is even more
intense today, and if Kansas is to remain competitive, it must have an up-to-date infrastructure and superior university faculty, researchers and facilities. Unfortunately, some at the university here in Lawrence, as well as some at the medical center, have been critical of Roberts for breaking the news about KU getting the NCI designation. They did not like, and they continue to let it be known they don’t like, Roberts’ actions in announcing the NCI award before KU could set up Thursday’s well-staged public show in Kansas City. This being the case, some might wonder, with justification, why Roberts wasn’t one of the dignitaries seated on the stage Thursday afternoon. Was this a way for KU to show its anger at Roberts? The fact is, Roberts was invited but he was on the U.S. Senate floor Thursday morning de-
livering a long and flattering speech about KU being awarded the NCI designation and giving credit to those who played a significant role in the accomplishment. KU has a great and valuable friend and supporter in Sen. Roberts, and KU people should be far more careful, and smart, in not belittling Roberts and his support of the university. Once again, congratulations to those who played such an important role in bringing about the NCI designation: those who set the stage and started the effort in the 1990s such as Roberts, Welch, Blair and others; those who pushed the drive in recent years such as Jensen, fellow staffers at KUMC and researchers here on Mount Oread; and major financial contributors such as the KBA, Kansas Legislature, the Hall family, the Masonic Foundation and Annette Bloch. It’s a great story!
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LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION Agenda highlights • 3 p.m. Tuesday • City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets • Knology Channel 25 • Meeting documents online at lawrenceks.org
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30; Shirley Price, 44; Angela Mitchell, 35; Tamara Ledom, 36; Brittany Edwards, 19; Dustin Price, 23; BOTTOM LINE BACKGROUND and Joel Keith Price, 54. Lawrence city commissioners will The resolution is in preparation of a Prosecutors have meet at a special time at 3 p.m. Tuesday. 2013 project that will involve repaving charged all eight defenCommissioners are scheduled to pri- Iowa Street from 29th Street south to the dants with conspiracy to marily handle administrative matters, Lawrence city limits. The total project is distribute and possession including a resolution that will give the expected to cost $530,000. The Kansas with intent to distribute city the authority to issue up to $400,000 Department of Transportation will pay oxycodone, hydrocodone, in general obligation bonds to pay for for a portion of the project. methadone, morphine and road improvements on Iowa Street. methamphetamine with death and serious bodily injury resulting from the use OTHER BUSINESS of such substances. The alleged crime occurred from b) Ordinance No. 8757, main trafficway improvements Consent agenda for Comprehensive Plan March 1, 2009, to Feb. 28 on Iowa Street in an amount of • Approve City Commission Amendment (CPA-4-3-12) to $400,000. this year in Ottawa. meeting minutes from June 26. Chapter 6 of Horizon 2020 to • Approve Special Event The indictment in the • Receive minutes from varirevise the existing commercial Permit, SE-12-00054, for the ous boards and commissions. case does not name a man centers section, and to Chapter Lawrence Flea, a seasonal • Approve all claims. The list who died May 9, 2009, in market and parking on the of approved claims will be posted 14 Specific Plans, to revise the Ottawa, or a man who was West Sixth Street and Wakarusa southwest corner of Eighth and to the agenda the day after the Drive Area Plan. Pennsylvania streets on Aug. 4. hospitalized in April 2009 City Commission meeting. c) Ordinance No. 8758, Submitted by Angela Longhurst also in Ottawa, but pros• Approve licenses as recomfor the rezoning (Z-4-6-12) of for Lawrence Flea. Property mended by the City Clerk’s Office. ecutors alleged their injuapproximately 2.42 acres from owner of record is Tony Krsnich • Bid and purchase items: ries occurred as a result of RMO (Multi-Dwelling Residentialfor Ohio Mortgage Investors, a) Set a bid date of August 14 consuming the drugs. Office) to CN2 (Neighborhood LLC. for Bid No. B1238; Pump Station Shopping Center), at 650 • Approve a Temporary Edwards, Mitchell, Biv15 Reconstruction project Congressional Drive. Use of Public Right-of-Way ens, Shirley Price and LeUT0919CS General Wastewater d) Ordinance No. 8759, for Permit allowing the closure of Pumping Station Improvements. dom also face additional Special Use Permit, (SUP-4-3-12) Vermont Street from Seventh Bid documents to be available counts as prosecutors alfor an office/retail building with Street south to the Parking Wednesday. lege members of the group a drive-thru for an eating and Lot 13 entrance from 3 p.m. b) Set a bid date of August drinking establishment use at maintained residences in to 9 p.m. on Aug. 2 for the 7 for replacement of three sec650 Congressional Drive. Lawrence Public Library Last furtherance of drug traftions of the Senior Center/Fire e) Ordinance No. 8760, Bash of Summer; adopt on first ficking. The Ottawa resiMedical Station 1 roof system for the annexation (A-5-2-12) reading, Ordinance No. 8766, and adopt Resolution No. 6979, dences listed are in the 400 of approximately 12.29 acres, allowing the possession and amending Resolution No. 6937, block of South Sycamore at 1783 E. 1450 Road (also consumption of alcohol on the increasing general obligation Street, 1000 block of South known as 1545 N. Third St.), for public right-of-way during the bonds by $45,000 and approve Lawrence Recycle Center. event. Locust Street, 800 block expenditures of up to $24,000 f) Ordinance No. 8761, for the • Approve a Temporary Use of Lincoln Street and 1700 from the capital improvement rezoning (Z-5-7-12) of approxiof Public Right-of-Way Permit reserve fund. block of South Elm Street. mately 12.29 acres from I-2 for the Lawrence Busker Fest c) Approve the purchase of Ottawa police, the (Light Industrial) County Zoning for the use of sidewalks and 10 two crew truck chassis for the Franklin County Sheriff’s District to IG (General Industrial), parking stalls in front of 900 Utilities Department from Olathe at 1783 E. 1450 Road (also Mass. and the closure of the 100 Office drug task force and Ford off the Metro cooperative known as 1545 N. Third St.). block of East Eighth Street and the Kansas Bureau of Inpurchasing contract for a total g) Ordinance No. 8762, for the 100 block of East 10th Street of $112,856 and two utility bodies vestigation investigated Special Use Permit (SUP-5-5-12) Aug. 24-26; adopt on first readand under body air compressors the case. An arraignment for Lawrence Recycle Center, at ing Ordinance No. 8765, allowing from American Equipment, off is scheduled for next Fri1783 E. 1450 Road (also known the possession and consumption the City of Olathe bid contract as 1545 N. Third St.). (PC Item of alcohol on the public rightday in U.S. District Court for a total of $93,894. 5C; approved 9-0 on June 25.) of-way on the 100 block of East in Kansas City, Kan. • Adopt the following ordinances on second and final reading: a) Ordinance No. 8756, for the rezoning (Z-11-27-11) of approximately 12.40 acres and adjacent right-of-way from IG (General Industrial) to GPI (General Public and Institutional), at 138 Ala.
h) Ordinance No. 8763, allowing the possession and consumption of alcohol on the public right-of-way during the Sandbar Birthday Party, 1 p.m. Aug. 11 through 1 a.m. Aug. 12. • Adopt Resolution No. 6978, authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds for
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brand new. She also took what she described as a “real cool, four-pronged plug-in.” “The price is right. You can’t beat it,” she said. Damewood said their April event was a huge hit and employees filled the auditorium with items. He thought maybe they had done such a good job of getting rid of stuff that it affected Friday’s event, which was much smaller. Despite just a few tables of stuff — a small television, a VCR, computer cords, an answering machine, headphones, file folders and so forth — employees were still browsing. Janice Seymour, office manager for pharmacy, IV therapy and the anticoagulation clinic, said it’s a great way to get rid of unwanted stuff. Earlier she had brought down binders and they were gone. “We are just like most homes where you run out of space, so it’s nice if
somebody else can use it rather than sticking it in a corner,” she said. “It’s always fun to come down and see what’s available.” She laughed and said, “I have been twice. It gets interesting.” It’s just one of many environmentally friendly efforts taking place at LMH since the green team was officially formed three years ago. “We are always looking at opportunities to help save the environment and save money for the hospital,” Damewood said. “For example, ‘Trash to Treasures’ allows departments to get something they need instead of buying it.” He said the green efforts include everything from lighting to motion sensor faucets to recycling. Here’s a look at some of the savings:
The Lawrence Vein Center has started a program to send catheters for re-processing, which allows for extra use of catheters and saves the clinic
House fire displaces 5 residents An early-morning fire FriThe house is southwest day displaced residents of of Clinton Parkway and a home in the 3000 block Lawrence Avenue. of Sagebrush Drive, said Division Chief Eve Tolefree, a Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical spokeswoman. Firefighters were called at 3 a.m. “First-arriving fire companies found smoke and flames showing from the rear of a single-family splitlevel residence,” she said. The fire was under control in 30 minutes. There were no injuries reported, and all occupants were able to get out of the structure before firefighters arrived. Jane Blocher, executive director of the Douglas County Chapter of the American Red Cross, said the agency provided hotel, food and clothing assistance to five adult residents of the home. Tolefree said investigators Friday afternoon classified the fire as accidental caused by cooking material. An estimate of damages are pending.
Eighth Street during the event. • Authorize the city manager to execute a license agreement permitting Bishop Seabury Academy, 4120 Clinton Parkway, to use certain portions of the Clinton Parkway right of way in accordance with the terms of that agreement.
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LMH is sending towels that are reusable to laundry services instead of throwing them away and then selling them through a program where they can be used at car washes and mechanical shops. So far, they’ve made $4,841.
It has started a reusable cup program, which has decreased Styrofoam cup usage by 60,000 cups per year and saves $2,000 annually.
In 2011, LMH recycled 73 tons of paper. 4.8 tons of plastic and 1,400 pounds of aluminum cans. There have been three Friday the 13ths this year, but the next one isn’t until September 2013. Damewood said they will have to come up with another date or two before then, but they won’t be as memorable. “We picked Friday the 13th because it’s a fun day to do it and you can remember it,” he said. — Health reporter Karrey Britt can be reached at 832-7190. Britt also is the editor of WellCommons.com, and you can follow her at Twitter.com/WellCommons.
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Did you take any precautions for Friday the 13th? Asked on Massachusetts Street
The softball fields at Clinton Lake Sports Complex stay busy in the summer, especially during weekend tournaments. But the extreme heat this season has made softball games uncomfortable for the players, which is what gave one Lawrence softball team the idea to put on an overnight softball tournament. The team, named Beaus and a word that rhymes with Beaus that isn’t printable in the newspaper, hosted the Heatstrokers Marathon slow-pitch softball tournament Friday night and into this morning to not only beat the heat but also raise money for a trip to the United States Specialty Sports Association slow pitch class-D World Tournament in Orlando, Fla. A home-run derby was scheduled from midnight to 3 a.m. today and championship games are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. today for the men and co-ed brackets, respectively. This weekend’s tournament had a $200 entry
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• Lawrence police early Friday issued a disorderly conduct citation to a man accused of waving a machete around during a dispute with another man downtown. Kim Murphree, a police spokeswoman, said the men were apparently arguing while they were both walking their dogs. The incident occurred just after midnight in the 700 block of Massachusetts Street. “The suspect allegedly waved a machete around, but no threats were made,” Murphree said. “The man did not assault anyone.” • Police arrested a 35-year-old Lawrence man about 1:45 a.m. Friday on disorderly conduct and inter-
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fee, and each participating team was guaranteed at least three games. The Beaus qualified for the World Tournament through USSSA-sanctioned tournaments and are trying to raise at least $7,000 to cover the costs of travel, housing and the tournament for the entire team. Food, raffle tickets and tournament T-shirts were also available for purchase to help the Florida-bound softball team with its fundraising effort. Melissa Campbell and her husband, Michael, have been members of Beaus for eight years. Melissa said she and her husband have seen teammates come and go, but this year the team had the ability and bond to become more competitive, which is why they are participating in the World Tournament in October. “We finally decided let’s take this to the next level,” Melissa said. The tournament is free and open to the public for anyone wanting to watch.
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ference charges after a fight at Saints Pub and Patio Bar, 2329 Iowa. Kim Murphree, a police spokeswoman, said an employee identified the suspect and said staff members had broken up the initial altercation. Officers began interviewing people because 10-15 people were still in the parking lot, Murphree said. Police took Lonnie James Bennett to jail on the new charges and an outstanding municipal court warrant. He posted $200 bond and was given notice to appear on the charges in municipal court Aug. 7.
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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Man enters plea in knife-threat case A 41-year-old rural Lecompton man pleaded no contest to three charges Friday in connection with a June incident in which he was accused of threatening two men with a box-cutter knife, according to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office. Eric D. Lipp entered the pleas to two counts of aggravated assault and one count of making a criminal threat. Prosecutors initially charged him in connection with a June 28 incident after Lawrence police alleged he threatened the two men outside College Motel, 1703 W. Sixth St., after he saw his girlfriend with them. Lipp and the woman had been involved in an earlier domestic dispute, police said at the time. Prosecutors said Friday that as part of the plea, they dismissed a separate case against Lipp in which he was accused of cutting a man with a box-cutter on May 2 in the 1800 block of West 26th Street. Lipp’s sentencing will be scheduled a later date.
Wichita Indian Center rebounds WICHITA (AP) — After years of financial struggles that prompted a takeover by the city, the Mid-America All-Indian Center in Wichita is out of debt and optimistic about the future, center and city officials said. The center, which provides meeting space, entertainment events and a museum interpreting the history and culture of the Plains Indians, has reduced staffing and cut some programs to secure its financial future, The Wichita Eagle reported Friday. The center closed temporarily in 2005 and the city took over its operations because of financial issues and missing artifacts from the museum. Center officials took out a $175,000 loan from the city and paid it off within two years. It now has enough in savings to stay open for at least 10 months.
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Man injured on K-10 Car hydroplanes during downpour, crosses median By George Diepenbrock email@example.com
A 43-year-old Lawrence man was injured Friday morning in a cross-median crash after his vehicle hydroplaned during heavy rain on Kansas Highway 10 just west of Eudora, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. Todd Alan Armbrust lost control of his 2006 Hyundai Sonata at 6:45 a.m. as he was driving in the eastbound lanes of the divided highway. His vehicle entered the median and then K-10’s westbound lanes and struck the passenger side of a 2003 Dodge Neon. The crash occurred about onethird of a mile west of the Church Street exit in Eudora.
Armbrust was taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center by ambulance. The driver of the Neon, Dustin A. Young, 40, of Eudora, was not injured. Both men wore their seat belts. Division Chief Eve Tolefree, a Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical spokeswoman, said Armbrust’s injuries were not believed to be life threatening. A hospital spokeswoman Friday afternoon said Armbrust was listed in stable condition. Kim Qualls, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Transportation, said the crash occurred just outside of a pilot project scheduled to begin next month that will install cable barriers in the median for two miles
just east of the Church Street exit. That project was prompted by the April 2011 death of 5-yearold Cainan Shutt when an impaired driver crossed the median and struck the minivan driven by Cainan’s grandfather just east of the Church Street exit. Qualls said Friday morning weather had caused several accidents in the Kansas City area, and KDOT was advising drivers to take extra precautions, especially because pavement has been dry for so long before heavy rains began falling. “This is the day when people need to drive a little slower,” she said. — Reporter George Diepenbrock can be reached at 832-7144. Follow him at Twitter.com/gdiepenbrock.
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Rural Lawrence man pleads guilty to sexual battery of relative A 50-year-old rural Lawrence man pleaded guilty Friday morning to aggravated sexual battery in connection with a March incident at a residence south of Lawrence. Gary W. Baker admitted in court he touched a woman on March 24 with “intent to arouse (his) sexual desires” while the victim was “overcome by force.” Baker initially faced a rape charge in the case. Douglas County Sheriff’s investigators said in March they believed Baker had been drinking alcohol before the incident. Defense
attorney John Kerns said Baker, who remains free on bond, has been under electronic monitoring and alcohol testing. Attorneys said they believed Baker had no past criminal history and that he would likely fall within a “border box” under state sentencing guidelines, which means District Judge Michael Malone could decide whether to send him to prison or give him probation. Sentencing is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Prosecutor Amy McGowan, a chief assistant district attorney, said
that in exchange for the plea prosecutors would recommend probation if he had no past criminal history. “I will seriously consider that recommendation, but do you understand I’m not bound to follow it?” Malone asked Baker. “Yes, sir,” he said. Malone also said Baker could face three years on probation, if granted, and at least 25 years as a registered sexual offender. McGowan told Malone that Baker was related to the victim. He is barred from having contact with her.
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Traders may have tried to conceal losses By Daniel Wagner and Pallavi Gogoi AP Business Writers
NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase said Friday that its traders may have tried to conceal the losses from a soured bet that has embarrassed the bank and cost it almost $6 billion — far more than its CEO first suggested. The bank said an internal investigation had uncovered evidence that led executives to “question the integrity” of the values, or marks, that traders assigned to their trades. JPMorgan also said that it planned to revoke two years’ worth of pay from some of the senior managers involved in the bad bet, and that it had closed the division of the bank responsible for the mistake. “This has shaken our company to the core,” CEO Jamie Dimon said. The bank said the loss, which Dimon estimated at $2 billion when he disclosed it in May, had grown to $5.8 billion, and could grow larger than $7 billion if financial markets deteriorate severely.
Dimon said the worst appeared to be behind the bank, and investors seemed to agree: They sent JPMorgan stock up 6 percent, making it the best performer in the Dow Jones industrial average. Daniel Alpert, a founding managing partner with the New York investment bank Westwood Capital Partners LLC, said the bank and Dimon appeared to have learned from the crisis. He said Dimon now realizes how complex and difficult to manage the bank is, will be more diligent in the future and probably won’t be the crusader he has been against some proposed financial regulation. “Did it cost shareholders a few bucks? Yup,” he said. “But it was a nonhorrible way of learning the lesson, in the sense that the entire institution didn’t burn down, the lesson’s been taught and Dimon seems ready to take it.” For his part, Dimon concluded: “We are not proud of this moment, but we are proud of our company.”
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Federal President Barack Obama White House, Washington, D.C. 20500; (202) 456-1111 Online comments: www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R) Russell Senate Office Building, Courtyard 4 Washington, D.C. 20510; (202) 224-6521; Website: www.moran.senate.gov U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R) 109 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510; (202) 224-4774; Website: www.roberts.senate.gov U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-1st District) 126 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515; (202) 225-2715; Website: www.huelskamp.house.gov U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-2nd District) 1122 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515; (202) 225-6601; Website: www.lynnjenkins.house.gov U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-3rd District) 214 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515; (202) 225-2865; Website: www.yoder.house.gov U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-4th District) 107 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515; (202) 225-6216; Website: www.pompeo.house.gov
Arab Spring actually Islamist ascendancy WASHINGTON — Post-revolutionary Libya appears to have elected a relatively moderate pro-Western government. Good news, but tentative because Libya is less a country than an oil well with a long beach and myriad tribes. Popular allegiance to a central national authority is weak. Even if the government of Mahmoud Jibril is able to rein in the militias and establish a functioning democracy, it will be the Arab Spring exception. Consider: Tunisia and Morocco, the most Westernized of all Arab countries, elected Islamist governments. Moderate, to be sure, but Islamist still. Egypt, the largest and most influential, has experienced an Islamist sweep. The Muslim Brotherhood didn’t just win the presidency. It won nearly half the seats in parliament, while more openly radical Islamists won 25 percent. Combined, they command more than 70 percent of parliament — enough to control the writing of a constitution (which is why the generals hastily dissolved parliament). As for Syria, if and when Bashar al-Assad falls, the Brotherhood will almost certainly inherit power. Jordan could well be next. And the Brotherhood’s Palestinian wing (Hamas) already controls Gaza. What does this mean? That the Arab Spring is a misnomer. This is an Islamist ascendancy, likely to dominate Arab politics for a generation. It constitutes the third stage of modern Arab political history. Stage I was the semicolonial-monarchic rule, dominated by Britain and France, of the first half of
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beginning of a grand Arab unification, which, of course, never came. Nasser also fiercely persecuted Islamists — as did his nationalist successors, down to Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak and the Baathists, Iraqi (Saddam Hussein) and Syrian (the Assads) — as the reactionary antithesis to Arab modernism. But the self-styled modernism of the Arab-nationalist dictators proved to be a dismal failure. It produced dysfunctional, semisocialist, bureaucratic, corrupt regimes that left the citizenry (except where papered over by oil bounties) mired in poverty, indignity and repression. Hence the Arab Spring, serial uprisings that spread east from Tunisia in early 2011. Many Westerners naïvely believed the future belonged to the hip, secular, tweeting kids of Tahrir Square. Alas, this sliver of Westernization was no match for the highly organized, widely supported, politically serious Islamists who effortlessly swept them aside in national elections. This was not a Facebook revolution but the beginning of an Islamist one. Amid the ruins of secular nationalist pan-Arabism, the Muslim Brotherhood rose to solve the conundrum of Arab stagnation and marginality. “Islam is the answer,” it preached and carried the day. But what kind of political Islam? On that depends the future. The moderate Turkish version or the radical Iranian one? To be sure, Recep Erdogan’s Turkey is no paragon. The increasingly authoritarian Erdogan has broken the military, neutered
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the judiciary and persecuted the press. There are more journalists in prison in Turkey than in China. Nonetheless, for now, Turkey remains relatively pro-Western (though unreliably so) and relatively democratic (compared to its Islamic neighborhood). For now, the new Islamist ascendancy in Arab lands has taken on the more benign Turkish aspect. Inherently so in Morocco and Tunisia; by external constraint in Egypt, where the military sees itself as guardian of the secular state, precisely as did Turkey’s military in the 80 years from Ataturk to Erdogan. Genuinely democratic rule may yet come to Arab lands. Radical Islam is the answer to nothing, as demonstrated by the repression, social backwardness and civil strife of Taliban Afghanistan, Islamist Sudan and clerical Iran. As for moderate Islamism, if it eventually radicalizes, it too will fail and bring on yet another future Arab Spring where democracy might actually be the answer (as it likely would have been in Iran had the mullahs not savagely crushed the Green Revolution). Or it might adapt to modernity, accept the alternation of power with secularists and thus achieve by evolution an authentic ArabIslamic democratic norm. Perhaps. The only thing we can be sure of today, however, is that Arab nationalism is dead and Islamism is its successor. This is what the Arab Spring has wrought. The beginning of wisdom is facing that difficult reality.
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Not a handout To the editor: The Medicaid expansion outlined in the Affordable Care Act is not a handout. It is a “hand up,” and thousands of Kansans need it. My question to Gov. Brownback is: Who do you really represent? Lori Wagner, Lawrence
Unfinished business To the editor: Why, why, why aren’t these things done? Here is my top 10 list of things that are unfinished in Lawrence: 1. Why can’t Sixth Street get finished? Perfect weather, workers standing around? 2. Why can’t they finish the bridges going to North Lawrence? 3. Why do we not have a grocery story in North Lawrence? 4. Why do we not have an Olive Garden at 27th and Iowa? The busy intersection has been vacant for 10 years. 5. Why do we not have a Red Lobster? 6. Why did it take a Kansas City developer to come to Lawrence to create a viable project at Ninth and Delaware, which I knew
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Campaign points To the editor: Daily, I am beset by letters, emails and phone calls soliciting support for one party/ candidate or another. In fact, so many come that I find it easy to just say “no.” We are not a pivotal state and the money in campaigns is so big, I ask who am I? Even worse, the story lines are simplistic on jobs, economy and health care. Candidates on both sides claim, “I can/will do better.” But how? I want to hear better points. Let me try a couple areas: How should we make sure the next gen-
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McCook 98/69 Oberlin 98/69
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High 99° Low 70° POP: 25% Centerville 90/68
St. Joseph 92/68 Chillicothe 94/68
Kansas City Marshall Manhattan 95/74 94/69 Salina 96/69 Oakley Kansas City Topeka 98/73 98/68 96/72 Lawrence 94/72 Sedalia 96/69 Emporia Great Bend 94/72 96/71 98/70 Nevada Dodge City Chanute 94/70 96/69 Hutchinson 96/70 Garden City 98/70 98/67 Springfield Wichita Pratt Liberal Coffeyville Joplin 92/71 96/69 98/72 95/68 94/70 96/69 Hays Russell 98/69 98/72
Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.
Through 8 p.m. Friday.
Temperature High/low 88°/65° Normal high/low today 89°/69° Record high today 111° in 1954 Record low today 52° in 1950
Precipitation in inches 24 hours through 8 p.m. yest. 0.15 Month to date 0.33 Normal month to date 1.88 Year to date 13.55 Normal year to date 22.28
Today Sun. Today Sun. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Independence 96 69 s 94 70 s Atchison 94 69 s 94 69 s Fort Riley 96 70 s 95 71 s Belton 94 72 s 92 73 s Olathe 96 71 s 93 72 s Burlington 95 69 s 94 70 s Osage Beach 94 69 pc 95 68 pc Coffeyville 96 69 s 95 72 s Osage City 96 70 s 95 71 s Concordia 94 71 s 96 70 s Ottawa 96 70 s 95 70 s Dodge City 96 69 s 95 69 s Wichita 98 72 s 97 73 s Holton 98 70 s 96 71 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 91 75 t Amsterdam 66 53 sh Athens 101 81 s Baghdad 117 87 s Bangkok 94 79 sh Beijing 90 70 pc Berlin 68 54 sh Brussels 64 53 sh Buenos Aires 52 37 s Cairo 102 77 s Calgary 80 59 t Dublin 61 46 pc Geneva 72 53 pc Hong Kong 91 84 r Jerusalem 93 72 s Kabul 95 63 s London 66 54 r Madrid 90 61 s Mexico City 72 54 t Montreal 91 68 s Moscow 77 58 pc New Delhi 90 79 t Oslo 66 48 sh Paris 70 53 sh Rio de Janeiro 76 64 pc Rome 88 72 s Seoul 84 70 t Singapore 89 79 t Stockholm 68 57 r Sydney 64 41 s Tokyo 86 77 sh Toronto 89 69 t Vancouver 80 64 pc Vienna 77 61 sh Warsaw 76 55 pc Winnipeg 84 64 pc
Sun. Hi Lo W 91 75 t 66 56 sh 103 83 s 118 88 s 95 79 t 93 70 pc 70 54 sh 63 50 sh 48 37 s 102 77 s 74 55 t 63 50 pc 67 49 sh 91 84 t 92 71 s 91 65 sh 64 54 sh 90 64 s 69 55 t 87 69 t 80 58 sh 93 81 t 69 51 sh 69 51 r 72 65 r 88 72 s 82 72 sh 87 77 t 70 57 r 61 41 s 88 77 pc 90 69 t 78 64 pc 74 59 sh 74 56 pc 79 66 pc
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Today Sun. Today Sun. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W 94 74 t 93 76 t Albuquerque 92 69 pc 91 71 pc Memphis 89 79 pc 88 78 t Anchorage 62 53 pc 61 53 sh Miami Milwaukee 89 70 t 88 70 pc Atlanta 86 72 t 90 72 t Minneapolis 90 70 pc 93 75 pc Austin 90 73 t 94 74 t Nashville 87 70 t 90 73 t Baltimore 87 74 c 92 72 t New Orleans 90 76 t 90 76 t Birmingham 90 74 t 91 73 t 88 73 pc 86 74 t Boise 96 66 pc 92 67 pc New York Omaha 94 70 s 94 71 pc Boston 92 72 pc 88 72 t Orlando 91 74 t 92 74 t Buffalo 86 72 t 85 69 t 87 74 pc 91 74 t Cheyenne 90 63 pc 89 64 pc Philadelphia 103 89 t 106 87 t Chicago 90 72 t 93 70 pc Phoenix Pittsburgh 81 69 t 85 69 t Cincinnati 86 70 t 87 68 t Portland, ME 90 64 pc 85 65 t Cleveland 86 72 t 88 71 t Portland, OR 86 61 pc 75 56 s Dallas 92 76 pc 93 77 s Reno 96 64 pc 94 65 pc Denver 94 68 pc 97 67 t Richmond 92 72 pc 93 74 t Des Moines 92 70 pc 98 72 s Sacramento 94 56 s 93 58 s Detroit 86 71 t 92 71 t 92 75 t 95 75 t El Paso 93 74 pc 94 76 pc St. Louis Fairbanks 73 51 pc 74 54 pc Salt Lake City 88 71 t 90 70 t San Diego 77 65 pc 73 64 pc Honolulu 87 74 s 87 74 s San Francisco 67 53 pc 66 53 s Houston 90 74 t 92 75 t Seattle 82 60 pc 71 54 pc Indianapolis 88 70 t 90 68 t Spokane 88 64 t 84 57 pc Kansas City 94 72 s 94 73 s Tucson 98 78 t 99 76 t Las Vegas 99 83 t 102 85 t Tulsa 96 72 s 94 74 s Little Rock 92 73 t 92 74 t 88 76 c 95 77 t Los Angeles 84 66 pc 80 64 pc Wash., DC National extremes yesterday for the 48 contiguous states High: Taft, CA 108° Low: Leadville, CO 39°
WEATHER HISTORY The mid-Atlantic was in the middle of a monsoon-like storm July 14, 1975. Some areas in Maryland had 7 inches of rain.
Sunflower Artfest 2012, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., The Barn at Kill Creek Farm, 9200 Kill Creek Road, De Soto. 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 Mirriam-Goldberg, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation, 917 Highland Drive.
Sunflower Artfest 2012, noon-5 p.m., The Barn at Kill Creek Farm, 9200 Kill Creek Road, De Soto. English Country Dance, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. Community Shape Note Sing, 1:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2211 Inverness Drive KU Summer Theatre presents “My Fair Lady,” 2:30 p.m., Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall,
1530 Naismith Drive. Theatre for Young Audiences: “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley,” 2:30 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 1501 N.H. O.U.R.S. (Oldsters United for Responsible Service) dance, 6-9 p.m., Eagles Lodge, 1803 W. Sixth St. Poker tournament, 7 p.m., Johnny’s Tavern, 410 N. Second St. Smackdown! trivia, 8 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H. Acoustic Open Mic Night, free entry, signup at 9 p.m., The Casbah, 803 Mass.
Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 a.m., Memorial Stadium at KU. Dollar Bowling, open to close, Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa. Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 p.m., field near Robinson Gym at KU. Lawrence Bicycle Club Beginners Ride, meet at 6:15 p.m. at Cycle Works, 2121 Kasold Drive, ride begins at 6:45 p.m. Candidate forums for state and congressional seats, Democrats at 7 p.m., Republicans at 8 p.m., City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St. Lecompton City Council meeting, 7 p.m., Lecompton City Hall, 327 Elmore St. Baldwin City Council meeting, 7:30 p.m., City Hall, 803 S. Eighth St. International Institute of Young Musicians student recitals, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive.
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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. 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. The Fourth Annual Dime Bag Benefit Show, 6 p.m., Lawrence Percolator, in the alley behind Lawrence Arts Center. 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. Arnie Johnson and the Midnight Special, 8 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 2206 E. 23rd St.
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U.S. BANK EMPLOYEES IN THE KANSAS DISTRICT volunteered at the Harvesters Food Bank on June 20. Volunteers spent the morning packing food that will be distributed to other food banks for senior citizens. Amy Frantti of U.S. Bancorp submitted the photo.
Group starts fight to fluoridate Wichita water WICHITA — A group of Wichita residents plans to ask city officials to add fluoride to the city’s water supply. The group called Wichitans for Healthy Teeth said Thursday they have collected more than 2,500 signatures on petitions supporting fluoridation, which they say improves dental health. Dr. Sara Meng, a Wichita dentist, says the effort is supported by nearly 500 Wichita dentists and health providers and about 50 state and local organizations. The group plans to gather at least 6,300 signatures
before presenting petitions to the City Council. The Wichita Eagle reports Wichita is the fourth-largest city in the U.S. without fluo-
ride in its water. At least two groups — Wichitans for Pure Water and Fluoride Free Kansas — oppose the effort.
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Gala Winners Concert - Lied Center Pavillion
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Gala Winners Concert - Lied Center Pavillion
Saturday, July 14 - 3 pm Admission $10 Children under 11 are free
Honor onor Recitals - Lied Center Pavillion
Thursday, hursday, July 12 - 7:30 pm Wednesday, July 18 & 25 - 7:30 pm
Student Recitals - KU Murphy Hall, Swarthout Recital Hall
Student tudent Recitals - KU Murphy Hall, ll, Swarthout S Recital Hall
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WHOLE LOT OF ZEROS Drew Brees and the Saints have agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract, with $60 million guaranteed. Story on page 2B
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‘Chariots of Fire’ revives Olympic ideal LONDON (AP) — The London Olympics are drawing near and British headlines are full of complaints about the weather, commercialization, chaos on the roads and the subway. Is it any wonder a story of two Olympic athletes competing during a much simpler time is capturing the public imagination? This summer brings the blazing return of “Chariots of Fire,” the reality-based story of two British sprinters going for gold in the 1924 Paris Games. Harold Abrahams was an English Jew who overcame the ingrained anti-Semitism of the British establishment, while Eric Liddell was a committed Scottish Christian forced to choose between his faith and his ambition when his race was on a Sunday. The story of their struggle against the obstacles, and each other, was first told in a 1981 film that struck a chord around the world, becoming a surprise box office hit and winning four Academy Awards, including best picture. On Friday, the film will be re-released in British movie theaters for a new generation. A stage adaptation has also opened in London’s West End to rave reviews, suggesting that audiences still yearn to revisit a simpler time. Ben Cross, who played Abrahams, thinks the movie’s appeal lies in its depiction of “the pureness, the purity, the innocence” of Olympic competition. “We have security worries today, and it’s turned into somewhat of a business enterprise,” he said. “(But) at its core there is this sort of purity of endeavor. The film shows there can be a kind of dignity in losing.” Not too much losing, though. Without spoiling the ending, it’s fair to say the movie, and Mike Bartlett’s stage adaptation, are stirring sagas. “It’s a simple story about simple ideals, simple morals. Stand up for who you are. Stand up for your rights,” the film’s director, Hugh Hudson, said at a very British gala premiere in London’s Leicester Square — complete with red carpet, Union flags and torrential downpours.
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FORMER KU BASKETBALL PLAYER MARIO CHALMERS, SECOND FROM RIGHT, AND FAMILY MEMBERS GET WET during a rainfall before the start of the Mario Chalmers Foundation National Championship Classic golf tournament on Friday at Alvamar. Family members from left, all of Miami, are Almaire Chalmers, Mario’s mother; his sister Roneka; Mario; and his father, Ronnie.
Assistant Townsend attends Classic By Jesse Newell
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port a former Jayhawk on Friday, attending Mario Chalmers’ National Championship Classic golf tournament at Alvamar with new KU director of basketball operations Doc Sadler. “It’s huge, not only because (Mario) comes back and it’s a great organization and a great cause, but the fact that these people here just love him,” Townsend said. “To come back and make this like his second or third home now … it means a lot to the program and to our guys.” Chalmers’ tournament benefits cancer research and community-based youth programs. Former KU basketball players Brady Morningstar and Jeff Hawkins also joined Chalmers at the event. “Everyone around here looks up to him,” Townsend
— Kansas assistant coach Kurtis Townsend, on Mario Chalmers said of Chalmers. “It’s just great to have him back. I would support anything he ever did here. I haven’t been able to make it because of recruiting, but I just happened to have today off, so it worked out well.” Speaking of recruiting ... Townsend played a big part in the Jayhawks’ landing 6-foot-3 guard Rio Adams from Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, serving as his lead recruiter. Adams reported to KU’s campus last week. “It’s great to have him here. He had a long journey,” Townsend said. “I think he’s still not out of the woods yet academically and stuff, but
it’s great that he’s here, and he’s happy to be here. I think he’s going to do a good job for us.” One of Townsend’s most vivid memories of Adams came while watching him at a tournament in Las Vegas. “I think he had about 38 (points). He couldn’t miss, and he had already committed here,” Townsend said. “He just kept looking at me after every shot. What I did realize is that he was one of those guys that wasn’t afraid to take a big shot. “He was like a cornerback in football — didn’t remember the play before. He could just flick water off his back, and he could just go. But (he was) a
clutch player, and more than that, a great kid.” Townsend said Adams had another memorable performance during his senior season. “He had an unbelievable game, because I was kind of always putting in his head, ‘Hey, we may want to play you at the point,’” Townsend said. “He made some unbelievable no-look passes and made sure that I saw him to let me know that, ‘Hey, I’ll play wherever you need me to play.’” Townsend, who will begin his ninth year on KU’s bench in the fall, believes Adams will provide the Jayhawks with depth. “He gives us a guy that can play both (guard) positions. He’s a scorer,” Townsend said. “He’s athletic, but he can also play the backup point. If, God forbid, something happened to Elijah (Johnson) or Naadir (Tharpe), he can play both spots. “He just gives you another athletic, tough, strong, good kid.”
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Centralia man world-class free-throw shooter By Chris Duderstadt email@example.com
Over the course of the 2012 NBA regular season, only Jamal Crawford and JJ Reddick shot better than 90 percent from the free-throw line out of those who had 100 or more attempts. Crawford and Reddick are well above average in the NBA when it comes to knocking down shots from the charity stripe, but they do not compare with Centralia resident Bob Fisher, who holds 14 Guinness world records for free-throw shooting. Fisher takes pride in all of his records and said that came as a result of finding a better alternative of teaching how to shoot. Fisher, 54, has not played basketball competitively since high school, but he has spent countless hours of
FISHER’S RECORDS Q Most in 30 seconds (33) June
5, 2010 Q Most in one minute (50) Jan. 9, 2010 Q Most in two minutes (92) March 5, 2012 Q Most in 10 minutes (448) March 5, 2012 Q Most in one minute while alternating hands (44) March 5, 2012 Q Most in two minutes while alternating hands (88) March 5, 2012 Q Most underhand in one minute (28) June 10, 2011 (NBA Legend Rick Barry’s record) Q Most in one minute while standing on one leg (49) Feb.
20, 2011 (at NBA All-Star game) Q Most in one minute by a pair with unlimited balls (29 with Garrett Steinlage) Nov. 20, 2010 (Lamar Odom/Shannon Brown of the Lakers record) Q Most in one minute by a pair using two balls (24) March 5, 2012 Q Most in one hour (2371) Dec. 17, 2011 Q Most in one minute blindfolded (22) Dec. 17, 2011 Q Most in one minute by a coed pair (32 with Dana Kramer) Dec. 17, 2011 Q Most in two minutes blindfolded (37) March 5, 2012
studying the mechanics of eliminating factor. Once I got shooting. the knowledge, that made all “I have no athletic abil- the difference in the world.” ity whatsoever,” Fisher said. The last time Fisher was a CENTRALIA’S BOB FISHER, RIGHT, SHOWS OFF his free-throw form. Fisher “If I can do this, like I said, Please see FREE THROW, page 3B holds 14 Guinness world records for his free-throw shooting. knowledge for me was the
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Saints, Brees reach record deal NEW ORLEANS (AP) â€” Drew Brees and the Saints reached a deal on par with the quarterbackâ€™s record-setting play, giving New Orleans fans some news they can celebrate after an offseason rife with turmoil. The team announced Friday that it had agreed to a five-year contract with Brees. A person familiar with the deal said itâ€™s for $100 million, with $60 million guaranteed. The deal will also pay the quarterback $40 million the first year, the person told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because financial details had not been publicly announced.
Brees posted a note on his Twitter page reading, â€œDeal is Done! Love you, Who Dat Nation. See you soon!â€? He had been tagged as the Saintsâ€™ exclusive franchise player and could not negotiate with other teams. Had a deal not been reached, the tender for a quarterback was worth $16.3 million. Brees would have had to play for that amount or hold out for a better one-year deal, which would have left his long-term future in New Orleans uncertain. Brees skipped the Saintsâ€™ offseason practices while holding out for his new long-term contract, which now gives him the
highest average annual pay ($20 million) in NFL history. Buffalo defensive end Mario Williams also has a $100 million contract, but for six years. Now Brees is set to report for the opening of Saints training camp on July 24, a needed dose of good news for a club whose offseason has been plagued by the bounty scandal that resulted in the season-long suspensions of head coach Sean Payton and linebacker Jonathan Vilma, among other sanctions. â€œCongratulations are in order for our organization, our city, Drew and (his wife) Brittany and certainly for (general
manager) Mickey Loomis and his staff,â€? Saints owner Tom Benson said in a written statement. â€œNow we must turn our focus to getting ready for the start of training camp and to keeping with our goal of being the first team in NFL history to play a Super Bowl on its own field.â€? New Orleans is hosting the Super Bowl this February. Breesâ€™ teammates quickly took to the social media website Twitter to congratulate him. Safety Malcolm Jenkins wrote â€œCongrats bro ... Youâ€™ve changed the game on and off the field!!! No one deserves it more than you ... See u on the 24th.â€?
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By David Haugh
On Page 65 of former FBI director Louis Freehâ€™s report on the Penn State scandal released Thursday, a man called Janitor B recounts seeing Jerry Sandusky holding hands with a young boy as they left the showers inside the football building. This was the fall of 2000, well after Penn Stateâ€™s football culture had killed its conscience, and the janitor told investigators he stayed quiet because he feared head coach Joe Paterno might have him fired. â€œIt would have been like going against the President of the United States,â€? Janitor B said. â€œFootball runs this university.â€? In an incriminating 267-page report that capped an eightmonth internal investigation, nobody at Penn State declared anything any truer than Janitor B. Turns out nobody in power at Penn State respected the truth at all, according to evidence confirming a cover-up intended to protect the sport that â€œruns this universityâ€? more than the safety of children. The horror of Sanduskyâ€™s crimes against young boys goes beyond college football. With his bosses as accomplices, Sandusky stole childhoods and irreparably ruined lives. But it doesnâ€™t diminish the scandalâ€™s gravity to suggest, amid all the pending civil litigation and federal prosecution, the NCAA needs to drop the hammer too. Why didnâ€™t anybody stop this? Why were the careers of men put ahead of the innocence of boys? Answer: Football runs this university. The NCAA should cancel football at Penn State until 2014 but allow every scholarship player to transfer without losing eligibility. Unfair and unjust? Ask the kid Sandusky abused in the shower in 1998 who Paterno referred to as a â€œliability problemâ€? â€” but never looked for â€” to define unfair and unjust. Nothing met the NCAA definition of â€œlack of institutional controlâ€? more than Freeh concluding at a news conference that Paterno, President Graham Spanier, athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz â€œfailed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for more than a decade.â€? Freeh called the collective disregard for children â€œcallous and shocking.â€? JoePa? JoePa-thetic. Sustained negligence by the most powerful man on campus turned Happy Valley into Creepy Valley. New revelations depict Paterno as a fraud who perpetuated a myth of the grandfatherly football coach he never was. Now come questions of what to do with the Paterno statue outside Beaver Stadium. I say find a dark spot on campus and turn the sculpture upside-down so Paternoâ€™s head is in the sand, reminding everyone how he spent his final years.