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LAWRENCE ARTIST LORI NORWOOD CREATED A STEEL AND GLASS SCULPTURE OF PENTATHLON ATHLETES that is going to be on display at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Norwood is a former pentathlon world champion.
Pentathlete-turned-artist captures spirit of multifaceted sport in sculpture By Shaun Hittle firstname.lastname@example.org
If the pentathlon sounds like a difficult event — athletes compete in five separate events: running, swimming, fencing, shooting and horseback riding — try turning it into art. “It’s definitely a challenge,” said Lawrence artist Lori Norwood, who showed off a sculpture depicting the sport recently in her North Lawrence studio. “How do you represent all five?” Norwood’s piece, titled “The All-
Around Athlete,” will be sent to the London Olympics and displayed at the Olympic headquarters this summer. If anyone was suited to create a sculpture honoring the century-old pentathlon, it’s Norwood. Still the only American woman to win a world championship in the event, in 1989, Norwood took up the sport — designed to encompass the skills needed to be a successful 19th-century soldier — when she was 15. An “Army brat,” Norwood was involved THE SCULPTURE REPRESENTS THE MODERN PENTATHLON EVENTS, from left, of pistol shooting, show jumping on Please see PENTATHLON, page 2A a horse, running, fencing and swimming.
TOPEKA — Like schools across the nation, Kansas University is facing flat or reduced state and national funding, and pressure to stop increasing tuition. To help address those concerns, KU is now increasing its emphasis on building partnerships with the private sector. “There is a limit on how much we can increase tuition,” Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little said at a recent budget workshop with the Kansas Board of Regents. “Our fundraising from corporations has been very KANSAS minimal,” she UNIVERSITY said, adding that KU is making a concerted effort to increase the amount it raises from corporations and foundations. In the last fiscal year, KU had $346.7 million in research funding. Of that amount, $195.7 million came from the federal government; $116 million came from institutional, state and local sources; $25.4 million from nonprofits; and $9.6 million from the private sector. Provost Jeff Vitter said KU has a lot of room to increase that share of private sector research dollars. “It’s a very exciting opportunity,” Vitter said. Julie Nagel, director of industrial partnerships, has been tasked with putting Please see KU, page 2A
Vietnam vets still waiting for state to issue license plate By Scott Rothschild
In 2010, the Kansas Legislature approved legislation requiring the Department of Motor Vehicles to set up the sale of Vietnam War license plates to veterans of that war. The plates were to be — Vietnam veteran Jim Gregory, of Wichita made available starting Jan. 1 of this year. Koranda said Friday. “I’ve been checking conGregory said he thought Vietnam veteran Jim tinuously, and I know other that a nearly two-year lead Gregory of Wichita is get- Vietnam veterans are inter- time would have been sufting impatient. ested in this,” he said. ficient.
It does seem to me that this has dragged on way too long and they always have an TOPEKA — More than inventive excuse. I just wish they would get six months after Vietnam War license plates were them out.” email@example.com
to be available in Kansas, they aren’t. And the Kansas Department of Revenue says it’s not sure when they will be for sale. “As soon as possible,” Revenue Department spokeswoman Jeannine
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But Koranda said the design of the plate wasn’t finalized until recently. Then, she said, 50 plates were distributed earlier this month, but it was discovered that the plates did not have the correct sequential numbers required by law enforcement. “The plate has to match what is in the system,” she said.
So, she said, the corrections are being made. “No way are we dragging our feet,” she said. To which Gregory said, “It does seem to me that this has dragged on way too long and they always have an inventive excuse. I just wish they would get them out.” — Statehouse reporter Scott Rothschild can be reached at 785-423-0668.
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Law agencies on lookout for man posing as trooper By Bill Draper
MAYLEE RENAE DYE Maylee R. Dye, infant daughter of Jason & Rhonda Dye, died July 21, 2012 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Information and condolences at www.rumsey-yost.com
JO ANN “JODY” VON RUDEN Memorial service for Jo Ann “Jody” Von Ruden, will be 11 a.m., Saturday, July 28, at Elliott Chapel. She passed away, July 21, 2012, at Hospice House, Hutchinson.
BETTY J. COREL Funeral services for Betty J. Corel, 44, Lecompton, will be at 9am. Wed., July 25, 2012 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Burcham officiating. Burial will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton. Betty died Fri. July 20, at her home. She was born Apr. 17, 1968 in Windsor, MO, the daughter of James and Justine Barrett McNish. She graduated PerryLecompton High School in 1986. She worked for Honeywell Corp. in Lawrence for 18 years and worked for the State of Kansas as a Housing Inspector in the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation. She was the Lecompton Township Fire Department Treasurer and on the Lecompton Planning
Committee. She married Ivan Corel, he survives of the home. Other survivors a son, Quade, daughters, Erin, Jena, and Kari all of the home, brothers, Earl of Baldwin City, Paul of New Orleans, Tim of Lecompton, and Tom of Lawrence, sisters Mary Markmann of Sedalia, Linda McNish and Judy McNish both of Lawrence. Friends may call Tuesday noon to 8pm. where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent at rumseyyost.com. Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries. LJWorld.com.
VIOLET E. JONES Private inurnment for Violet E. Jones, 92, Lawrence, KS, will be held at a later date at the Evergreen Cemetery in Portland, NY. She died on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Pioneer Ridge Health Center in Lawrence. Violet was born on November 4, 1919 in Brocton, NY, the daughter of Mervin and Ruth Neeve Cornell. She moved to Lawrence with her husband in 2002 from Bradenton, FL. She was a graduate of Fredonia State Teacher’s College in Fredonia, NY. She was a homemaker most of her life. Earlier, she had also taught elementary school, including at the Thomas Indian School in New York. Violet was a member of the Stony Creek United Methodist Church in Ypsilanti, MI. She was married to Vernon H. Jones on June 22, 1946 in Brocton, NY. He preceded her in death on January 9, 2008. Survivors include: two daughters, Judy
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in numerous sports all her life. One day, someone saw her swimming at a pool and suggested the pentathlon. For the next few years, training and competing were her life. A Google search of Norwood’s name pulls up several features, including a 1990 Sports Illustrated article calling Norwood a “Renaissance Woman.” Norwood retired from the pentathlon in 1991, years before it became a women’s Olympic sport in 2000. After retiring, Norwood went to the University of Texas, earned an art degree and found her second career love: sculpting. Norwood and her husband, local orthopedic surgeon Doug Stull, moved to Lawrence in 2007 with their two daughters, Isabella, 10, and Evie, 7. She worked with local sculptor Jim Brothers
KANSAS CITY, MO. — Law enforcement agencies across Kansas are looking for a man posing as a Highway Patrol trooper and driving a white Crown Victoria after a driver reported being pulled over and handcuffed this week. Officials said they also are investigating whether the traffic stop last Monday on Kansas 14, two miles northwest of Nashville in southern Kansas, is related to an incident earlier this month in Miami County, in which someone posing as an officer pulled a woman over and sexually assaulted her. In both cases, the suspect was described as a white man, around 5 feet 10 inches tall, with facial hair and driving a white Crown Victoria. In last Monday’s incident, the victim reported being pulled over around 2:30 p.m. by a car with a light bar on top and the words “Highway State Trooper” on the driver’s side door. The Kansas Highway Patrol said the alleged trooper didn’t tell the man why he pulled him over, instead placing him in handcuffs and searching his car for 10 to 15 minutes before releasing him. Kingman County Sheriff Randy Hill said the sus-
and painter Louis Copt, to hone her craft, working on commissioned pieces as well as her own artistic creations, displayed at various art events. When she got the call from the Olympic committee, Norwood said she was given wide latitude to create the sculpture. “They said, ‘Here’s the Fed Ex number; send it,’” she said. Norwood settled on a sculpture she describes as “flowing” and “linear.” It started with miniature clay figurines before Norwood began the furious and intense twomonth task of actually creating the sculpture. The piece is complete, and the crate’s ready for shipping, Norwood said with relief. She wasn’t able to give an estimate of how many hours it took to complete the work. “I’ve been thinking about it for a long time,” she said.
This is a very high priority for us. Because this person was seen with a sidearm, we do consider him dangerous. We don’t know what his thoughts or intentions are in these things.” — Kingman County Sheriff Randy Hill pect is 20 to 30 years old, weighs about 210 pounds and had a black mustache. He was wearing a dark blue uniform with a hat, handcuffs and a duty belt with a sidearm, Hill said, noting the car has emergency lights on the roof and a spotlight on the driver’s side. “This is a very high priority for us,” the sheriff said. “Because this person was seen with a sidearm, we do consider him dangerous. We don’t know what his thoughts or intentions are in these things.” Hill said he has been in contact with the Osawatomie Police Department, which continues to look for an apparent impostor who stopped a woman around 10 p.m. July 2. The 18-year-old woman said she was sexually assaulted by the man, who was driving a white Crown Victoria with lights on the
front dash and a siren. She described the man as being in his early to mid-20s, with a mustache and goatee and had a law enforcement badge sewn onto his shirt. He also had a gun and a badge on his belt. Osawatomie police detective Donnie Basore said it’s too early to tell whether the two cases are related. He said officers have been urged to be patient if someone they’re pulling over doesn’t stop immediately because they aren’t sure that the patrol car is real. The Highway Patrol also has reminded its troopers that motorists might be afraid to pull over because of the reported impostor, so they need to keep that in mind when making a traffic stop. “Someone is preying on individuals because of the credibility we have, and the trust people have that when our lights are activated, they’ll be dealt with by a professional law enforcement officer,” said Gary Warner, a Highway Patrol spokesman in Wichita. He said the patrol urges anyone who isn’t sure they’re being pulled over by a real law enforcement officer to either call 911 or *47, which puts them straight to the state patrol. Drivers on the Kansas Turnpike should dial *582.
U.S. House incumbents lead Kansas fundraising By John Milburn
(husband, Harold) Taylor, of Ypsilanti, MI, Cindy (husband, Chris) Johnson, of Lawrence, Kansas; a son, Stephen Jones, of Detroit, MI; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Brian Jones, on March 5, 2009. The family suggests memorials in her name to the Stony Creek United Methodist Church in Ypsilanti, MI and may be sent in care of WarrenMcElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, KS. Online condolences may be sent to www. warrenmcelwain.com Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries. LJWorld.com.
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TOPEKA — Four Kansas Republicans seeking reelection to the U.S. House raised significantly more money than their wouldbe Democratic challengers in the reporting period that ended June 30. Two of the four Republicans have no major party opposition in the primary or general election, though one faces a Libertarian candidate in November. The numbers were reported to the Federal Election Commission for the period from April 1 through June 30. Former Kansas Republican National Committeeman and 4th District Rep. Mike Pompeo of Wichita finished the reporting period with $1 million in cash on hand. He raised more than $138,500 in individual contributions and $123,000 in PAC money. The district envelops Wichita and surrounding counties — a mix of aviation, manufacturing and agriculture industries. Pompeo is unopposed in August but will face the winner between Democrats Robert Tillman and Esau Freeman. Tillman reported raising $252 during the reporting period and loaning his campaign $25,000. Freeman didn’t report raising any money during the reporting period. Republican Lynn Jenkins, who is seeking her
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together a comprehensive approach for KU to engage private businesses. Nagel was hired last year to fill the newly created position to develop mutually beneficial partnerships between the school and companies. She works within the KU Center for Technology Commercialization, which assists with commercial — Reporter Shaun Hittle can be reached development of KU reat 832-7173. Follow him search. at Twitter.com/shaunhittle. For example, Nagel said
third term in the U.S. House, reported raising $350,000 during the quarter for her 2nd District race. The former state legislator and state treasurer took in nearly $140,000 from individuals and another $210,000 from political action committees. The 2nd District covers the majority of eastern Kansas, from the Nebraska border south, and includes the cities of Topeka, Lawrence and Pittsburg, as well as Fort Leavenworth. Jenkins’ fundraising exceeded that of her three Democratic challengers, who reported raising a combined $52,000. Lawrence attorney Bob Eye raised $14,200 during the quarter, while Tobias Schlingensiepen, a Topeka pastor, raised $37,100. The third, Ottawa farmer Scott Barnhart, reported that he didn’t raise anything during the period. State Democratic officials said candidates were hampered in fundraising because of the delay in redrawing the state’s political boundaries. A three-judge federal panel decided on the new lines for the Kansas House, Senate and four congressional districts after legislators failed to do so during the 2012 session. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, a freshman Republican, is running unopposed for a second term in the 1st District. He reported having more than $504,000 in
over the past few years, many pharmaceutical companies have divested their research and development functions and now are teaming up with universities to conduct research. “The ground has really shifted where the federal government funding for research is at best flat, and industries are having to look at universities,” she said. She said companies working with KU “pay full freight for any research project.” KU also benefits from collaborations with the private sector through setting up pipelines for in-
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JULIE FUGETT, LAWRENCE, HAS STARTED A COMMUNITY DIAPER DRIVE that has already collected 10,000 diapers. Fugett is photographed Friday with her new daughter, Sabine, born May 1, and their cat Beaker. Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo
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New Lawrence mom Julie Fugett was searching online to save money on disposable diapers when she came across a charity effort called “Every Little Bottom” that intrigued her. She did a little digging about the charity and came across a 2010 study on the use of diapers a m o n g low-income families. The report found that families would reuse diapers or leave their children in diapers longer when they couldn’t afford to buy enough. That leads to diaper rash and fussier babies, and can even result in cases of child abuse. “I was kind of horrified. I haven’t even thought about that,” she said.
Fugett, who has an 11-week-old daughter, knows firsthand the cost of diapers and how many a baby goes through. “Holy smokes. A lot and a lot,” she said. A baby usually needs 10 to 12 diapers a day, which typically costs between $100 and $120 per month. There aren’t many programs that provide such a necessity to low-income families. While on maternity leave, Fugett called her Kansas University colleague Thelma Simons, who serves on the board at Douglas County’s Just Food food program, to see whether they could organize a diaper drive at their workplace. They ended up taking it a step further and organized a communitywide, monthlong diaper drive. So far, they’ve collect-
HOW TO DONATE Douglas County’s Just Food food program is sponsoring a monthlong diaper drive in July to help low-income families. The nonprofit agency is accepting monetary donations on its website justfoodfund.org, and donors are asked to enter “diapers” in the comment section. A donation of $25 will buy 200 diapers. Purchased diapers also are being accepted at Just Food, 1000 E. 11th St., and a dozen Lawrence agencies and businesses including Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, Checkers Foods, The Merc, Dillons, HyVee, Walgreens and Walmart. ed 10,000 diapers. “I was just floored,” Fugett said, when she heard that they reached their initial goal. Now, they are aiming to double that number by month’s end. Please see DIAPER, page 4A
Invention may change tune of leaders in piano industry KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP) — Don Gilmore, a Kansas City mechanical engineer, has invented a self-tuning piano kit that could revolutionize — if not destroy — an industry headquartered in his hometown. The computerized device, which could sell for as little as $300, could be retrofitted for older pianos, doing much of the job of a piano tuner. On the other hand, the kit would add one more layer of complexity to an instrument that already has thousands of moving parts. Whether that means less work — or more — for members of the Piano Technicians Guild based in Kansas City, Kan., is anybody’s guess. Gilmore, who works for the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, is both a piano player and an inventor with notebooks full of ideas. The owner of three piano-tuning patents (and two more for a self-playing guitar), Gilmore once belonged to the guild. Earlier this month Popular Science featured his invention in a multipage spread. Don Mannino, director of field services for Kawai America, one of the largest piano makers in the
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DON GILMORE, A KANSAS CITY MECHANICAL ENGINEER AND MUSICIAN, holds up a device that can be used to automatically tune pianos in Kansas City, Mo., in this July 12 photo. it’s not going to put piano technicians out of business. If the system works and proves economically viable, somebody’s going to have to install and maintain it, and that would be piano techs.” His group is the world’s largest trade association An inventor at heart for piano techs with nearShawn Bruce, the guild’s ly 4,000 members around marketing manager, isn’t the world. worried. Gilmore, 48, has built “It’s just a tool like any Please see INVENTION, page 4A other tool,” he said. “But world, knows about Gilmore. “He’s a super-smart fella, and his system works,” Mannino said. If Gilmore has ironed out the wrinkles of earlier versions and kept the device affordable, “it could be huge.”
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machines that make bullets, dispense ice cream and bake the paint on the outside of coffins. Part musician, part mad scientist, he loves to tinker. On the first floor of his downtown loft, he installed a fully stocked bar hidden Allison Long/The Kansas City Star/AP Photo behind a revolving wall DON GILMORE, a Kansas City that opens with a remote. mechanical engineer and In the lower level, his musician, developed a device, “laboratory,” he works on pictured, that can be used the self tuner, still a year to automatically tune pianos away from completion. using heat. In the middle of the room sits a deconstructed pia- tuned setting stored in the no, where he tests and re- system’s memory. fines his invention amid a It worked. gaggle of gewgaws, tools, This time the QRS CEO other musical instruments sat at Gilmore’s kitchen and inventions. table and signed a five-year Against one wall a contract for the patented metal cabinet holds jars “Self-Tuning Piano.” When and bottles with obscure the company did not pronames such as verdigris duce the expensive instruand liver of sulfur. He ments, the contract expired. keeps an oscilloscope on Still, Gilmore received the desk next to the piano. nearly $60,000 in minimum Less than 10 feet away are guaranteed royalties. a saxophone, a bass guitar He used that money to and an accordion — all of develop the self-tuning piwhich he plays. ano kit, a more His framed cost-effective I’ve been depatents hang fending this thing system with on the wall a much larger outside his lab. for years. With any market. The Gilmore re- invention people kit, protected ceived his first try to shoot it by previous one in 1998 on patents, is a mechanical down — especially made of four piano tuner piano tuners.” long strips of called Robocircuits that Tune. A year — Don Gilmore slide underlater QRS, a neath the piamaker of playno strings. Iner pianos, flew him to stead of a central processor, Florida for a demonstra- each note has its own tuner. tion. Company officials “You’d press a butrejected the device, saying ton, and then all of the it wasn’t accurate enough. strings start vibrating as Then came a break- if you’re drawing a violin through in 2001. Where a bow across them,” he said. human piano tuner uses a “They’ll change in temperwrench to tighten strings ature until they’re in tune. into tune, Gilmore used heat. When they stop vibrating, He passed electrical current you know it’s done.” through piano strings to The process typically warm them up so they could takes 20 to 30 seconds. be automatically tuned. The “Almost all musicians can system used a magnetic coil tune their own instrument, and tiny infrared sensors to and they can do it anytime sustain a string’s sound un- they want, every day if they til its note matched a hand- want,” Gilmore said. “The
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Nebraska mom who married at 14 tries to regain custody FALLS CITY, NEB. (AP) — A Nebraska mom whose marriage at age 14 generated headlines is trying — along with her husband — to regain custody of their children. The Lincoln Journal Star reported Sunday that 21-year-old Crystal Koso and 29-year-old Matthew Koso were in court last week, listening as a lawyer explained why the state wants to terminate their parental rights. The couple’s three children and a child fathered by Dominic Pagnano Jr. while Matthew Koso was in prison for impregnating Crystal Koso at age 13 have been in state custody since 2010. Court documents seeking to terminate their rights argue that Matthew Koso should lose his parental rights because he neglected his children, failed to give them the care and protection necessary for their health, education and morals. It also said he is unfit as a parent, due to debauchery, use of alcohol or drugs or repeated lewd and lascivious behavior. Crystal Koso is accused of neglecting her children and being an unfit mother. And the petition says Pagnano neglected and abandoned his child. The three parents all denied the allegations. The Kosos drew national attention in 2005. Then 14-year-old Crystal Koso became pregnant and married Matthew Koso in Hiawatha, Kan., with her mother’s permission. At that time, their marriage was allowed with parental consent, but the case led Kansas lawmakers to set a minimum marriage pianist is one of the only exceptions, and it’s a pain to get your piano tuned. It’s like a hundred bucks.”
Doubts linger Guild vice president Dave Tabachnick of East Northport, N.Y., who has worked for Ray Charles, Billy Joel and Marvin Hamlisch, is dubious. “I don’t think this is ever going to happen,” he said. Even if it does, said Milton Horne, president of the guild’s local chapter, tuning is only one thing techs do to maintain a piano. “We also must make sure a piano is well-regulated,” he said. “How does it feel when it plays? Does it play smoothly? How do the hammers hit? Then there’s the tone quality, which a tech can adjust.” The inventor has always had his share of detractors. “I’ve been defending this thing for years,” Gilmore said. “With any invention people try to shoot it down — especially piano tuners.” Others worry the heat will damage the piano. “The keys in your pocket are warmer than these strings,” Gilmore said. “No metallurgical effects take place at such minuscule temperatures. There are a lot of nonscientific people in the music industry (who can be) afraid of the technology.” Kent Swafford, a piano technician with the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, and president of the guild from 2005 to 2007, isn’t afraid. And he’s not a critic. “I know Donald, and I’m not about to dismiss his efforts,” he said. “He’s been persistent, but he’s demonstrated that it could work.” Gilmore said he’s just trying to innovate, not put piano techs out of business. “Nobody would ever invent anything if you were afraid of making old technology obsolete,” he said. “Because basically all inventions do that.”
The Kosos drew national attention in 2005. Then 14-yearold Crystal Koso became pregnant and married Matthew Koso in Hiawatha, Kan., with her mother’s permission. age of 15. Nebraska allows people as young as 17 to marry with parental consent. Because of Crystal Koso’s pregnancy, Matthew Koso served 15 months in prison and had to register as a sex offender. Pagnano fathered a child with Crystal Koso that was born while her husband was in prison. Pagnano is now serving a prison sentence for sexual assault of a child and possession of child pornography. The Kosos argue that state officials and case workers have the wrong idea, saying that, initially, someone reported that they had a dirty house, and that police or social workers checked on that report at inopportune times. The Kosos deny that any abuse occurred and say they have completed the required parenting classes. Neither is employed, but Matthew Koso collects a military pension from an injury he sustained shortly after joining the Marines. The Kosos say they have done what they can to improve their house, but they can’t afford to do everything officials asked them to do. “We want the kids to come home, but we’re not totally sure that that’s what we’re gonna get,” Matthew Koso said.
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JULIE FUGETT, LAWRENCE, photographed with her new daughter, Sabine, has started a diaper drive to benefit low-income families in the community.
also are limited resources for providing diapers. She said the Just Food partner agencies will provide them when they have them, so she was happy to hear they may soon be stocked. “I think families are struggling a lot. I think they are struggling to meet their basic needs, and if they have an infant in the family, diapers are a basic need,” she said. Simons, one of the Lawrence organizers, describes herself as a treehugger and said that at first, she didn’t like the idea of collecting disposable diapers. She did some research, however, and found there are many reasons that low-income families can’t use cloth diapers. Among them: they often don’t have access to a washer and dryer, most laundromats prohibit the washing of cloth diapers for sanitary reasons, and many child care providers won’t deal with cloth diapers. “It was just kind of an aha! moment for me,” she said.
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Just Food staff and volunteers will collect the donations and distribute them to partner agencies like Ballard Community Services and First Christian Church. “This goes to show the power that each individual has to make a difference in the lives of thousands of people in their community,” said Jeremy Farmer, executive director of Just Food. The food program served a monthly record 7,047 people in June; 12 percent of them were children 5 and under. “There’s obviously a huge need,” Farmer said. “People are faced with tough choices.” MariaAna Garza is a registered nurse and case manager with Healthy Families Douglas County, which works to prevent child abuse and neglect. “I see a lot of need for diapers because they are very expensive,” she said. — Health reporter Karrey Britt can be “It’s especially hard for reached at 832-7190. Britt also is the low-income families or those with unstable in- editor of WellCommons.com, and you can come. They may even follow her at Twitter.com/WellCommons. have more than one child in the diaper phase.” She said low-income families typically don’t have the means — Internet access, gas money or a vehicle — to shop around. Garza said there
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I keep seeing people walking their dogs in the hottest part of the day on days that are 100 degrees or hotter, out in the full sun, on burning sidewalks. I can’t help but wonder if that isn’t dangerous for most dogs, considering that dogs are covered in fur coats and can only “sweat” through their tongues.
Dori Villalon, Lawrence Humane Society executive director, said walking dogs in the heat of the day can definitely be dangerous, especially for a dog’s paws on hot cement and for dogs that are old, have medical conditions or that have a short-muzzled face. Villalon suggests people alter their routine and start taking their animals out to exercise either early in the morning or later in the evening to prevent paw burns and heat exhaustion.
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• Lawrence police arrested one Lawrence man for aggravated assault, aggravated battery and criminal property damage, and another Lawrence man for aggravated assault and battery after an altercation with Lawrence construction workers about 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Sixth Street and Kasold Drive. Lawrence police Sgt. Randy Roberts said that construction workers at the intersection had turned off the area’s water after damaging or breaking a water line. The two men, one of whom owned a business affected by the shutdown, approached the construction workers with a hammer and a board with nails sticking out of it. Roberts said the suspects, 35 and 40 years old, were either angry for having their water shut off, or were trying to threaten the construction workers in order to get the water turned back on. Late Sunday night, Roberts said he did not have exact details on the altercation.
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HOSPITAL BIRTHS Tylor and Sheena Shearburn, Lawrence, a girl, Sunday. Amanda Schwindt and Erik Peterson, Lawrence, a girl, Sunday.
Joshua Mark Zielke, 23, Kansas City, Mo., and Adrianne Victoria Odermann, 23, Kansas City, Mo. Kenneth Roy Tucker Jr., 61, Lawrence, and Stacy Lynn Snider, 34, Lawrence. Rajan Patel, 27, Newtown, Penn., and Janki Patel, 27, Lawrence. Aaron James Briggs, 25, Ottawa, and Jessica Jayne Endersbe, 40, Ottawa. Dustin Edward Walthall, 20, Springfield, Mo., and Mary Laleighna Holtkamp, 21. Springfield, Mo. Kyle Thomas Wayne Cobb, 26, Lawrence, and Logan Ashleigh Delange, 27, Lawrence. Grant Lewayne Watson, 24, Talco, Texas, and Amber Lynn Jurkovich, 23, Lawrence. Joel Alan Klinger, 32,
Lawrence, and Abigail Louise Vitt, 28, Lawrence. Michael William McCormick, 34, Lawrence, and Katie Lee Cook, 26, Lawrence. Sean Patrick Riley, 43, Lawrence, and Amy Shineesta Broome, 32, Lawrence.
DIVORCES GRANTED Victor W. Day, 68, Lawrence, and Cynthia Ann Day, 59, Winston-Salem, N.C. Brian McKay 38, Lawrence, and Monica McKay, 41, Lawrence. James Kirk Huckaby, 40, Baldwin City, and Shelly Lynn Huckaby, 36, Baldwin City. Sarah E. Van Meter, 33, Eudora, and Jay Van Meter, 40, Baldwin City. Ladonna Michelle Gorden, 46, Baldwin City, and Steven Eric Gorden, 42, Lawrence. Thomas G. Roberge, 66, Lawrence, and LaRue Roberge, 54, Baltimore.
BANKRUPTCIES Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records: • Jason David Lee and Angela Dawn Lee, 918 Pine St., Eudora. • Dee Anne Schoenfeld, 808 Morning Dove Court, Lawrence. • Chris M. Oltman, 833 E. 13th St., Lawrence. • Tony Eugene Langdon and Mercedes Obdulia Langdon, 4001 Trail Road, Lawrence. • Sativa Marie Bruns, 303 Bowstring Drive, Lawrence.
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.
Climbers rise to challenge of scaling concrete walls By Rick Plumlee The Wichita Eagle
WICHITA — Saturday’s midmorning sun and temperatures, already in the mid-90s, didn’t discourage these folks from plastering themselves against a hot concrete wall and climbing. They were smiling as they scaled a 100-foot wall of an abandoned concrete plant, which serves as cliffs for members of the Kansas Cliff Club, near 47th Street South and K-15. “It’s a good place to train,” said club member J.D. Ratts, a 56-year-old pilot. “We don’t exactly have rocks and mountains around here.” The nonprofit, grassroots club was established in 1998 shortly after avid climbers J.F. Dumont and his wife, Chantale Kirouac, moved to Wichita from Montreal when he took a job at Boeing. They saw the old plant as the perfect spot to establish walls that simulate the cliffs and obstacles encountered on the real stuff in such places as the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma and Horseshoe Canyon or Sam’s Throne in Arkansas. From a handful of members, the club has grown to about 125 — ranging in age from 8 to 80.
“Some members in their 20s and 30s really get after it,” Ratts said. “I do it for the exercise and love of the outdoors.” Even when it’s hot. So while others tried to stay cool in a pool, inside by the air conditioner or under a shade tree, a handful of members were putting on harnesses and climbing the walls, which have more than 300 routes. Most members climb at the club’s walls two or three times a week so they’ll be sharp and in shape for destination cliffs and rocks. “You get a good workout,” said member Jason Kruse, a 41-year-old physician’s assistant. “It’s good to get well-hydrated before coming out here.” There are two exterior walls with routes that are 85 and 65 feet. Four inside chambers have walls ranging from 16 feet to 35 feet with varying degrees of difficulty and obstacles. The routes on the inside walls are changed once a year. “It’s a challenge for the best climbers,” member Dean Mehler said during a break after a climb. To help cover basic costs, including lease payments and liability insurance, the club has membership fees that range from $225 for an individual to $175 for a student.
Before becoming a member, a person must demonstrate basic climbing skills and agree to a number of conditions, such as no horseplay or alcohol and to always put safety first. No one climbs alone. “It’s not just show up and have a good day,” Mehler said. “It’s a serious sport.” Shanna Matthews, a 28-year-old registered nurse, was out Saturday as a prospective member and climbed a wall. She and her husband, Josh, had done rock climbing when they were in college. After climbing last week during a trip to Vail, Colo., she said, “Our interest is piqued. It’s a good exercise for the whole body.” Club members include lawyers, doctors, teachers and engineers. “This sport isn’t like it used to be a long time ago, when it was kind of an outlaw sport and attracted people who took chances in life,” said Mehler, an electrical engineer. “Now they are people who like to solve problems, push the limits. The difference is back then they took chances for the sake of taking risks. “Now climbers are more about risk management, solving problems. They want to get home.”
TOPEKA (AP) — The Wabaunsee County town of Harveyville is firming up plans to rebuild after its historic church building was destroyed in a killer tornado. The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that plans call for a one-story structure to be built on the same land where the former building stood for more than 100 years. It was leveled nearly five months ago in an EF2 tornado packing winds of 120 to 130 mph. One person was killed in the tornado, and about a dozen others
were injured. The Rev. Dennis Irwin calls the reconstruction “very exciting.” One goal is to have a dedicated space in the new building for a food pantry.
KU Med-Wichita assessing trash WICHITA (AP) — The Kansas University School of Medicine has an unusual request for businesses. The school’s Wichita campus wants to sort through their trash as part of a project aimed at reducing the amount of
EPA reviews part of power plant pollution rule By Matthew Daly Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing part of a controversial rule that sets the first federal standards to reduce toxic air pollution from power plants. The rule, issued in December, is aimed at curbing mercury and other toxic pollutants from coaland oil-fired power plants. The Obama administration calls the rule a sensible step to reduce pollution, but Republicans have denounced it as a part of a “war on coal.” The rule could force hundreds of the nation’s oldest and dirtiest power plants to clean up or shut down. The review, announced Friday, focuses on an aspect of the rule that applies to future power plants. The technical review is intended to clarify how the new standards would apply to five plants proposed in Kansas, Texas, Georgia and Utah. EPA officials called the review a routine step that will have no impact on standards already set for existing power plants. Those rules will protect millions of families from air pollution, the agency said. The review was prompted by criticism from power plant operators who said the rule as drafted was confusing for new plants. A spokesman for the American Lung Association, which pushed for the power plant rule, called the review “narrowly crafted.” While the group is not happy with the change, “it is not a significant deal,” said spokesman Paul Billings. An official for one of the power companies that sought the review said the EPA’s decision to reconsider standards for new plants was an acknowledgment by the agency that its standards are unachievable. Ken Anderson, executive vice president of Colorado-based Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, said the
EPA should review the overall rule “and come back with a regulatory standard that has a proper timeframe and is rooted in the realities of science and engineering.” Tri-State has proposed a coal-fired power plant in Kansas. The EPA rule is intended to slash mercury and other toxic emissions from the oldest and most polluting oil- and coal-fired power plants. The EPA has had authority to set such rules since 1990, but did not impose them until late last year, after a court threw out an attempt by the Bush administration to exempt power plants from such controls. Power plants are the largest remaining source of man-made mercury in the environment. Mercury is a toxic metal that’s known to impair brain development in children, including those exposed in the womb. When fully implemented in 2016, the standards will slash mercury pollution from burning coal by 90 percent, lungdamaging acid gases by 88 percent and sootproducing sulfur dioxide by 41 percent. Environmental groups and public health advocates say the rule will prevent
thousands of premature deaths and avoid millions of dollars in health care costs for asthma and other illnesses. Republicans and some industry groups say the benefits of the regulation do not outweigh rising electricity bills, jobs lost from shuttered power plants and the nearly $10 billion per year cost. They have portrayed the regulation as an effort by the EPA to kill coal, which is responsible for more than 40 percent of U.S. electricity production. Changing economics, such as low natural gas prices and reduced electricity demand, are major factors in older coal-fired power plants shutting down. The review of standards for new plants is due to be completed next March.
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waste going to landfills. The trash assessments are free and take about an hour to complete. The Wichita Eagle reported that funding for the program comes through an Environmental Protection Agency cooperative agreement. School officials said that they had an assessment performed on the school last summer and a followup assessment performed this spring. The initial assessment showed that 85 percent of the materials the school placed in the trash could have been recycled.
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Bringing to life Ike and Mamie Eisenhower.
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PENN STATE OFFICE OF PHYSICAL PLANT WORKERS COVER the statue of former football coach Joe Paterno near Beaver Stadium on Penn State’s campus in State College, Pa., on Sunday. The university on Sunday took down the monument in the wake of an investigative report that found the late coach and three other top Penn State administrators concealed sex abuse claims against retired assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
NCAA to punish Penn State; Paterno statue removed By Marc Levy and Michael Rubinkam Associated Press
STATE COLLEGE, PA. — Shortly after Penn State tore down its famed statue of coach Joe Paterno, the NCAA announced Sunday it would impose “corrective and punitive” sanctions against the university in the wake of a devastating report that asserted top university officials buried child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant coach more than a decade ago. The NCAA, acting with rare speed, said it will spell out the penalties today. The governing body did not disclose further details. If precedent holds from recent cases, Penn State will face a loss of scholarships and a multiyear ban from bowl games — and with it, the financial windfall and showcase that comes with postseason play. Yet NCAA President Mark Emmert cautioned last week that he hasn’t ruled out the possibility of shutting down the Penn State football program altogether, saying he had “never seen anything as egregious” as the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. A harsh penalty would have repercussions well beyond football, whose large profits — more than $50 million, according to the U.S. Department of Education — subsidize dozens of other sports programs at the school. The potential for a historic NCAA penalty also worries a region whose economy is built at least partially on the strength and popularity of the football program. “It’s going to kill our town,” said Derek Leonard, 31, a university construction project coordinator who grew up in the area. Emmert has seemingly put the Penn State matter on the fast track. Other cases that were strictly about violating the NCAA rulebook have dragged on for months and even years. As Penn State awaited its fate, construction workers took down the
larger-than-life monument to its Hall of Fame coach — on the six-month anniversary of his death from lung cancer at age 85. The Paterno family released a statement criticizing Penn State’s decision to remove the statue, saying it was made in haste and before all the facts about Paterno’s role in the Sandusky scandal were known. “Tearing down the statue of Joe Paterno does not serve the victims of Jerry Sandusky’s horrible crimes or help heal the Penn State community. We believe the only way to help the Sandusky victims is to uncover the full truth,” said the family, which has vowed its own investigation following the release of an investigative report by former FBI Director Louis Freeh that found that Paterno and three other top Penn State administrators concealed sex abuse claims against Sandusky. “Despite (Freeh’s) obviously flawed and onesided presentation, the university believes it must acquiesce and accept that Joe Paterno has been given a fair and complete hearing,” the statement said. The bronze statue, weighing more than 900 pounds, was erected in 2001 in honor of Paterno’s record-setting 324th Division I coaching victory and his “contributions to the university.” Students chanted, “We are Penn State” as it came down Sunday morning. Penn State President Rodney Erickson said he decided the sculpture had to go because it “has become a source of division and an obstacle to healing.” In Washington, the White House said President Barack Obama believed “it was the right decision.”
By Gillian Flaccus and Nicholas Riccardi Associated Press
AURORA, COLO. — University of Colorado officials were looking Sunday into whether James Holmes used his position in a graduate program to collect hazardous materials, but school officials weren’t saying whether they knew the suspect in a movie theater massacre was anything more than a hard-working student. Law enforcement officials also revealed that Holmes, 24, has not been cooperating with them and that it could take months to learn what prompted the attack early Friday on a packed theater of moviegoers watching the premiere of the latest Batman movie. The assault killed 12 and left 58 wounded. Investigators found a Batman mask inside Holmes’ apartment after they finished clearing the home of booby traps and ammunition, a law enforcement official close to the investigation said Sunday on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the news media. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama flew to Colorado for a few hours to comfort residents in a state that’s critical to the November election. He began his visit with the family members of the victims at the University of Colorado Hospital, which treated 23 of the people injured; 10 remain there, seven hurt critically. The hospital is a short drive from the site of the shooting. After meeting with the families, he said that he was there “not as president but as a father and a husband.” He said that “we can all understand what it would be to have someone taken from us in this fashion.”
More on suspect’s background Holmes was being held in solitary confinement at a Denver-area county detention facility, Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates said, and is “lawyered up.” “He’s not talking to us,” the chief said. He is scheduled for an initial hearing today at 10:30 a.m. and has been assigned a public defender. Police have said that Holmes began buying guns at Denver-area stores nearly two months before Friday’s shooting and that he received at least 50 packages in four
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CHERYL ALMENDAREZ, RIGHT, GRIEVES WITH DALLAS BURKE, 6, both from Aurora, Colo., next to crosses set up by Greg Zanis for the 12 victims across the street from the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora on Sunday. Twelve people were killed and dozens injured in a shooting attack early Friday at the packed theater during a showing of the Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises.” Police have identified the suspected shooter as James Holmes, 24. In 1999, Zanis, of Aurora, Ill., placed 15 crosses near Columbine High School to commemorate the victims of the school shooting.
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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA makes a statement from the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colo., on Sunday after visiting with families of victims of the movie theater shooting as well as local officials. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is at left. AT RIGHT: The sun rises between flags placed at a memorial near the the Century 16 movie theater Sunday in Aurora. Alex Brandon/AP Photo
months at his home and at school. Also on Sunday, a gun range owner east of Denver said he recently rejected a membership application from Holmes in part because of a bizarre voice mail greeting on Holmes’ phone. While the University of Colorado disclosed that it was cooperating with police in the case, that disclosure was one of the few the university has made three days after the massacre. It remained unclear whether Holmes’ professors and other Holmes students at his 35-student Ph.D. program noticed anything unusual about his behavior. His reasons for quitting the program in June, just a year into the five- to seven-year program, also remained a mystery. Holmes recently took an intense, three-part oral exam that marks the end of the first year. Those who do well continue with their studies and shift to full-time research, while
those who don’t do well meet with advisers and discuss their options, including retaking the exam. University officials would not say if he passed, citing privacy concerns. The university said Holmes gave no reason for his withdrawal, a decision he made in June. Jacque Montgomery, a spokeswoman for the University of Colorado medical school, said that police have told the school to not talk about Holmes. The university also took down the website for its graduate neuroscience program on Saturday. Dan Keeney, president of DPK Public Relations in Dallas, said asking for silence from university employees because of a police investigation was appropriate, but taking down the website was “indefensible” for a publicly funded university unless the school believed it contained inaccurate information relating to the program. “It’s an indefensible action,” he said. “It’s disappointing to hear that they would take that action because it suggests that it’s
not in the public’s interest to have access to that information and I think it is in the public’s interest.”
Day of remembrance Amid the continuing investigation of Holmes and his background, Sunday was a day for healing and remembrance in Aurora, with Obama arriving to visit with families of the victims and a vigil that began in the early evening. Obama said he told the families of the victims of Friday’s massacre that “all of America and much of the world is thinking about them.” Congregations across Colorado prayed for the shooting victims and their relatives. Churches sent out social-media appeals for neighbors who wanted to join in remembrance. Elderly churchgoers at a Presbyterian church within walking distance of Holmes’ apartment joined in prayer, though none had ever met him. Hundreds gathered for prayers and healing at the vigil Sunday night, where a banner said, “Angels Walk With Those Who Grieve.”
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Poverty on track to rise to highest level since 1960s By Hope Yen Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The ranks of America’s poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century, erasing gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net. Census figures for 2011 will be released this fall in the critical weeks ahead of the November elections. The Associated Press surveyed more than a dozen economists, think tanks and academics, both nonpartisan and those with known liberal or conservative leanings, and found a broad consensus: The official poverty rate will rise from 15.1 percent in 2010, climbing as high as 15.7 percent. Several predicted a more modest gain, but even a 0.1 percentage point increase would put poverty at the highest level since 1965.
Medicaid, welfare and food stamps diminishes. “The issues aren’t just with public benefits. We have some deep problems in the economy,” said Peter Edelman, director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality and Public Policy. He pointed to the recent Poverty spreading recession but also longerPoverty is spreading at term changes in the econrecord levels across many omy such as globalization, groups, from underem- automation, outsourcing, ployed workers and subur- immigration, and less unionban families to the poorest ization that have pushed poor. More discouraged median household income workers are giving up on lower. Even after strong the job market, leaving them economic growth in the vulnerable as unemploy- 1990s, poverty never fell bement aid begins to run out. low a 1973 low of 11.1 percent. Suburbs are That low point seeing increasafter The problem is came es in poverty, that the tidal wave President Lynincluding in don Johnson’s such political of low-wage jobs is war on poverbattlegrounds dragging us down ty, launched in as Colorado, and the wage prob- 1964, that creFlorida and ated Medicaid, Nevada, where lem is not going to Medicare and voters are cop- go away anytime other social ing with a new soon.” welfare pronorm of living grams. hand to mouth. “I’m reluc“I grew up — Peter Edelman, director tant to say that going to Ha- of the Georgetown Center we’ve gone waii every on Poverty, Inequality and back to where summer. Now Public Policy we were in I’m here, apthe 1960s. The plying for assistance be- programs we enacted make cause it’s hard to make a big difference. The probends meet. It’s very hard to lem is that the tidal wave of adjust,” said Laura Fritz, 27, low-wage jobs is dragging us of Wheat Ridge, Colo., de- down and the wage problem scribing her slide from rich is not going to go away anyto poor as she filled out aid time soon,” Edelman said. forms at a county center. Since 2000, large swaths ‘A constant tension’ of Jefferson County just Stacey Mazer of the Naoutside Denver have seen tional Association of State poverty nearly double. Budget Officers said states Fritz says she grew up will be watching for povwealthy in the Denver sub- erty increases when figures urb of Highlands Ranch, are released in September but fortunes turned after as they make decisions her parents lost a signifi- about the Medicaid expancant amount of money in sion. Most states generally the housing bust. Stuck in assume poverty levels will a half-million dollar house, hold mostly steady and her parents began living they will hesitate if the off food stamps and Fritz’s findings show otherwise. college money evaporated. “It’s a constant tension in She tried joining the Army the budget,” she said. but was injured during baThe predictions for 2011 sic training. are based on separate AP In an election year interviews, supplemented dominated by discussion with research on suburban of the middle class, Fritz’s poverty from Alan Berube case highlights a dim real- of the Brookings Institution ity for the growing group and an analysis of federal in poverty. Millions could spending by the Congresfall through the cracks as sional Research Service and government aid from un- Elise Gould of the Economemployment insurance, ic Policy Institute.
U.S. withdrawal halfway done By Deb Riechmann Associated Press
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — This year’s pullout of 23,000 American troops from Afghanistan is at the halfway mark, U.S. Gen. John Allen, the top commander of U.S. and N A T O forces, said Allen Sunday in an interview with The Associated Press. It’s a kind of milestone toward wrapping up the U.S. and NATO combat role after a decade in the war-torn nation — but Allen cautioned against putting too much emphasis on the U.S. troop drawdown, because the U.S.led coalition’s campaign is continuing. Still, Allen said that he knows the clock is ticking on the NATO coalition’s combat mission, which is to end at the close of 2014 — just 29 months from now. In a wide-ranging interview in his office at NATO headquarters in Kabul, Allen also said that while Afghan security forces were increasingly taking the lead, more work needs to be done to shore up their confidence in planning and executing operations. He said this summer’s coalition operations were aimed at pushing insurgents farther from population centers, expanding
the security zone around the capital, Kabul, and getting more Afghan forces into the lead in the east, which borders Pakistan. The Afghan army and police force are battling low levels of literacy, corruption within their ranks and lack of equipment and experience, but Allen said they were showing themselves to be increasingly capable on the battlefield. Getting them into the lead is an essential goal of the next 29 months, he said. “We haven’t even recruited the whole Afghan national security force. That’s not going to happen for another couple months, but by Oct. 1, we hope to be at 352,000,” he said. “We don’t finish completely fielding the Afghan forces until December 2013. So just at that level alone there is significant work remaining to be done.” About 90 percent of coalition operations now are partnered with Afghan forces, and Afghan forces are in the lead more than 40 percent of the time, he said. “We want to get that number higher, and that will come from battalion and higher units being able to take the lead with respect to planning,” he said. “Planning is really the hallmark of any large military formation, and it’s typically a weakness in new formations and new armies. So we are putting a lot of effort into teaching them how to plan, ex-
ecute, recover from the mission and then re-cock and go back out again.” By the end of this year and into next year, Allen would like to see 5,500 personnel working in police and army advisory teams, but now the mission has 20 percent fewer advisers than it seeks. “I don’t know if we will make up all of that,” he said, “but it’s an ongoing request, and I don’t miss an opportunity to emphasize that we really do need these folks.” As the Afghan forces gear up, the exit of foreign troops continues. The drawdown of 23,000 U.S. troops this year, now slightly more than half completed, will accelerate in the coming few months, he said. “August will be the heaviest month,” Allen said. “A lot is coming out now, and a great deal will come out in August and early September. We’ll be done probably around mid-September or so.”
NATO troops killed in attack KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — A person wearing an Afghan national security force uniform turned his weapon Sunday against civilian contractors with the U.S.-led military coalition, killing three. In other incidents, five NATO service members were killed in roadside bombings over the past two days. NATO said the attack on the civilian coalition workers occurred in western Afghanistan but disclosed few other details. The gunman was killed during the incident, which is still being investigated. No further information about the civilians who died was released. Afghan security forces or militants dressed in their uniforms have been killing a rising number of coalition forces, but they have not been specifically targeting contractors working for the coalition. So far this year, 26 foreign troops have been killed in this type of attack.
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Doctors debate kids’ cholesterol screening By Lindsey Tanner Associated Press
CHICAGO — Should all U.S. children get tested for high cholesterol? Doctors are still debating that question months after a government-appointed panel recommended widespread screening that would lead to prescribing medicine for some kids. Fresh criticism was published online today in Pediatrics by researchers at one university who say the guidelines are too aggressive and were influenced by panel members’ financial ties to drugmakers. Eight of the 14 guidelines panel members reported industry ties and disclosed that when their advice was published in December. They contend in a rebuttal article in Pediatrics that company payments covered costs of evaluating whether the drugs are safe and effective but did not influence the recommendations. The ties pose a conflict of interest that “undermines the credibility of both the guidelines and the process through which they were produced,” says the commentary by researchers at the University of California at San Francisco. The authors are Dr. Thomas Newman, a researcher and for-
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PEOPLE LAY FLOWERS OUTSIDE A CATHEDRAL IN OSLO, NORWAY, on Sunday on the first anniversary of a bombing and shooting rampage in Oslo and on Utoya Island. Norway on Sunday paused to commemorate the 77 victims of the massacre that shocked the peaceful nation one year ago. failed in his declared goal of destroying Norway’s commitment to being an inclusive, multicultural society.
mer member of a Food and Drug Administration pediatrics advisory committee, and two heart disease researchers, Drs. Mark Pletcher and Stephen Hulley. Pletcher has received research funding from drug and device makers; the other authors said they had no relevant industry ties. Other criticism was published earlier this year in the Journal of the American Medical Association. That critique raised concerns about putting children on choHEALTH lesterol drugs called statins, noting the medicine has been linked with a rare muscle-damaging condition in adults. The guidelines are endorsed by the Academy of Pediatrics, which publishes the journal that carried the critical commentary today. The panel recommends that all U.S. children should get blood tests for high cholesterol as early as age 9 and that testing should begin much earlier for kids at risk of future heart disease, including those with diabetes or a family history of heart problems. Treatment should generally begin with lifestyle changes including diet and exercise, the guidelines say.
A year later, Norway remembers victims of tragedy OSLO, NORWAY — Norway on Sunday paused to commemorate the 77 victims of a bomb and gun massacre that shocked the peaceful nation one year ago, a tragedy that the prime minister said had brought Norwegians together in defense of democracy and tolerance. Anders Behring Breivik, a 33-year-old far-right fanatic, has admitted to the July 22, 2011, attacks: a bombing of the government district in Oslo, killing eight, and a shooting rampage that left 69 dead at the left-wing Labor Party’s youth camp on Utoya island. In a wreath-laying ceremony at the bomb site, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said Breivik had
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“The bomb and the gunshots were meant to change Norway,” Stoltenberg told a somber crowd of a few hundred people at
the ceremony. “The Norwegian people answered by embracing our values. The perpetrator lost. The people won.” Tarps are still covering the windows of bombdamaged buildings on the plaza, and large cement road blocks stop all but pedestrian traffic. Mounted police and officers with bomb-sniffing dogs were on the site Sunday, but the security was not overbearing, as if to show that Norway was still an open society. Survivors and families of victims gathered for a private ceremony on the island. Eskil Pedersen, a survivor of the massacre and the head of the Labor Party’s youth chapter, urged the crowd to renew their commitment to a diverse and egalitarian society.
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ID attention Kansas election officials should give special attention to helping voters obtain the identification they will need at the polls this year.
hile many Kansans believe it is reasonable to require voters to show photo identification at the polls, special circumstances may make it difficult for some Kansans to obtain the necessary IDs. At least for the first elections that require photo ID, state and county election officials should make an extra effort to inform voters and make the process easier. Nursing homes, for instance, have expressed concern that many of their residents may not have appropriate IDs even though they are registered to vote. Some no longer drive, so they don’t have a driver’s license, and they may not have taken the trouble to obtain a nondriver’s identification card. It may require a little extra effort, but obtaining an ID won’t be that difficult for most voters. However, for some, the process may pose obstacles that are hard to clear. Registered Kansas voters can request a free photo ID, but they still must go to a driver’s license station to obtain the ID. If they don’t drive, getting to the station and enduring the long waits currently being reported at many Kansas Division of Motor Vehicle offices might be a problem. To obtain an ID, people must present other forms of identification. That may be fairly easy for someone born in Kansas, but it gets more complicated if you were born in another state. Kansans can obtain a free copy of their birth certificates to facilitate the ID process, but people born elsewhere would need to contact their native state and probably pay a fee to obtain a birth certificate. If women have changed their names as a result of marriage or divorce, they also would have to document that change with a marriage certificate or divorce decree. None of these obstacles is insurmountable, but it takes time and effort. The Kansas Secretary of State’s office and county election officials are trying to deal with various voter concerns, including those expressed by nursing home officials. Hopefully, their efforts will be successful. The Aug. 7 primary will be the first statewide election at which photo IDs will be required. Although participation in primary elections usually is low, this primary involves more than the usual number of contested races, and it should offer at least some indication of how big an issue or problem the new voter ID law will pose for voters and election officials.
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Fed, ECB are pursuing risky strategy WASHINGTON — Because of the breakdown of political decision-making in the United States and Europe during the Great Recession, the burden of response has fallen largely on two big central banks: the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank. And down the road, they are going to pay for it. The balance sheets of these institutions have ballooned as they’ve pumped out cash — adding so many new obligations that some economists worry the central banks may be sowing the seeds of the next financial crisis. And there’s a policy mismatch: Using the finely tuned monetary system in a blunt-force effort to bolster the global economy has been a bit like using a gold watch to pound a nail. The ECB in particular has added assets over the past year, expanding its portfolio by more than 1.1 trillion euros since July 2011. This explosion of assets makes the ECB’s balance sheet (totaling about 3.1 trillion euros, or $3.8 trillion) considerably larger than the Fed’s (about $2.8 trillion). Alan Greenspan, the former Fed chairman, finds the eurozone’s problems deeply worrying. “The trend is unrelenting,” says Greenspan, noting that the ECB has been adding more than $100 billion a month to its ledger over the past year after a prolonged period of stability. Greenspan likens the eurozone financial system to a rowboat that’s leaking water through big holes in its bot-
The global system needs growth, but through reforms that open markets and encourage new investment and jobs, rather than from a monetary system on steroids.” tom (representing the combined budget deficits of the eurozone). European leaders keep bailing the dingy out — but the problem keeps getting worse because they don’t fill the holes. Greenspan argues that the task is not funding the budget deficits but eliminating them — a politically daunting task. What the ECB is essentially doing is lending to eurozone banks (to fund sovereign bondholdings) and paying with checks written on the ECB. That puts euros into the system and eases the shortterm crisis. But at some point, when the economy begins to pick up, the ECB (and the Fed, too) will have to tighten monetary policy quickly, which could mean a very sharp rise in interest rates and/or inflation. Compared to the feck-
less politicians in Europe and America, the central bankers have been heroes during the financial crisis: Ben Bernanke at the Fed and Mario Draghi at the ECB have found creative ways to prop up sagging commercial banks, provide liquidity for markets and keep interest rates low through their very large purchases of debt, a process known as “quantitative easing.” But skeptics argue that central bankers can’t be “lone rangers” riding to the rescue of nations held hostage by the economic downturn. Their policy instruments are limited, and can’t mandate the kind of investment that’s needed to bring recovery. Here’s how the Bank for International Settlements, the normally cautious clearinghouse for central banks, stated it in an unusually frank annual report issued last month: “Simply put, central banks are being cornered into prolonging monetary stimulus as governments drag their feet and adjustment is delayed.” The report warned of “wasteful support of effectively insolvent borrowers and banks.” The BIS admonished: “Central banks face the risk that, once the time comes to tighten monetary policy, the sheer size and scale of their unconventional measures will prevent a timely exit from monetary stimulus, thereby jeopardizing price stability. The result would be a decisive loss of central bank credibility and possibly even independence.”
The credibility issue is important because the Fed and ECB have been the most reliable policy anchors since the global financial crisis began in October 2008. Because of political paralysis in both the U.S. Congress and the leading European governments, the burden of adjustment has fallen largely to the central banks, whose leaders are professional economists and, hopefully, outside politics. But even Bernanke, in congressional testimony last week, appeared wary of adding to the Fed’s portfolio with another round of quantitative easing. And House Republicans cautioned that, as Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas put it, “there are limits to what monetary policy can achieve.” The global system needs growth, but through reforms that open markets and encourage new investment and jobs, rather than from a monetary system on steroids. And enough talk about “austerity,” with its implicit moral tone of repentance. What’s needed is solvency. Financial traders sometimes caution each other that during a downturn in the market, “don’t try to be a hero.” Central bankers have waived that rule over the past four years in trying to rescue the system when other policymakers failed to act. But heroism can become a liability, as the ballooning balance sheets show. — David Ignatius is a columnist for Washington Post Writers Group.
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Groundbreaking ceremonies were held at the site of the future Holcom Recreation Center. YEARS McPherson Contractors AGO Inc. was to build the $1.3 IN 1987 million, 19,000-squarefoot building at 27th Street and Lawrence Avenue. Construction was expected to be completed in mid-May. It was announced that local agency Cottonwood Inc. was venturing into the world of golf for its fundraising efforts. The 12-year-old Kansas Open Golf Tournament, with $36,000 in prize money, was scheduled to take place July 30 through Aug. 1 at Alvamar Public Golf Course. — Compiled by Sarah St. John
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Earth still evolving Offensive effect To the editor: I enjoyed Carl Burkhead’s letter in your July 12 edition in which he quoted scripture regarding the origin of life, but I am writing to express a different point of view. Most humans have never heard of the Bible or Jesus Christ. They feel secure in their beliefs in other creation stories that their cultures provide. In the United States today many, if not most, practicing Christians understand that the universe was created about 13.4 billion years ago and that our Earth came along about 4.5 billion years ago. BUT, these Christians believe that God was still the creator. This understanding of the physical world in no way diminishes their faith. And, some surveys show that those Christians have a greater reverence for and desire to protect, reclaim and restore the earth, God’s gift to all living creatures. Most of these Christians understand and believe in evolution. As the anti-evolution minority may again attempt to make it an issue in the coming election, it is important to realize that any God with enough magic to create the world in seven days, could just as easily have done it in six hours. Besides, the earth isn’t finished being made yet. Volcanoes, earthquakes and floods are constantly remaking the face of the globe, as geology proves. The story of evolution is a beautiful, awe-inspiring story of creation that is appreciated by Christians everywhere. It’s wrong to discredit their beliefs and claim they have no faith. Graham Kreicker, Lawrence
To the editor: What a joy, earlier this summer, for my lady love and me to take our baby for his first concert, to hear the City Band at South Park. That night, during the band’s grand finale rendition of “Stars and Stripes,” that joy was juxtaposed to seething anger at the sonic battery by a National Guard-fired Howitzer. Fireworks go great with music. The Howitzer has a low, concussive blast that can damage even covered young ears. In the grand scheme of things, I should expect this irresponsible stance towards the safety of children. Our so-called wars feature the “collateral” destruction of young lives in many ways. From Pakistani wedding parties transformed by remote hellfire into terrorism for the lucky children to remember, to Howitzer-fired, depleted uranium munitions toxifying the genetic environment for Iraqi generations and the future offspring of exposed U.S. soldiers, our “foreign policy” has a habit of mass child abuse. Maybe next year the children of Lawrence will be treated, like the children of Gaza, to a Howitzer-fired white phosphorous show to go along with a non-emphasis on universal, inherent rights. If, by the subsequent year, we still haven’t figured out our patriotic moral duties, we should display some honest self-consciousness by taking the Stars and Stripes themselves, waved by local children, and fire live Howitzers at them. Then we could put on display habitual domains in which we seem to casually dwell — holier and holier symbols we use to justify blowing things and people up in the presence of children. Jeremy William Rothe-Kushel, Lawrence
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BASEBALL: Royals fall to Twins, 7-5. 3B
WIGGO WINS IT Bradley Wiggins, as expected, claimed the Tour de France on Sunday. Page 2B
LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD !"LJWorld.com/sports !"Monday, July 23, 2012
Scott collapses; Els claims stunning British win LYTHAM ST. ANNES, ENGLAND (AP) — Ernie Els plucked
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ERNIE ELS, RIGHT, HOLDS THE CLARET JUG trophy after winning the British Open on Sunday. At left is runner-up Adam Scott.
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the ball from the hole after one last birdie and heaved it into the grandstand. At the time, it looked like nothing more than a classy gesture by a former British Open champion — not the next one. The name on the claret jug was supposed to be Adam Scott, who had a four-shot lead with four holes to play. But in a shocking turnaround Sunday, Els returned to the 18th green less than an hour later to claim the oldest trophy in golf. Scott joined a list of players who threw away a major. That was not lost on Els, whose heart sank when he looked over at the 32-yearold Australian. “Sorry,” Els told him.
Scott had one last chance when he stood over a 7-foot par putt to force a playoff. It stayed left of the cup, and Scott dropped Woodland partially offset into a crouch. Standing off to two bogeys on the front nine the side, his chin quivered as with a birdie on No. 5 and the magnitude of the meltmade the turn at 1 over. He down hit him. Instead, he bogeyed No. 10 and birdied mouthed one word: “Wow.” No. 11. He double-bogeyed Wow, indeed. No. 15, but eagled the par-4 Even though Els had gone No. 16 hole — his second more than two years witheagle of the tournament, out winning, and had thrown tying him for the tournament away two tournaments in lead. recent months with shaky Woodland hit 65.3 percent putting, the Big Easy felt all of greens in regulation, comalong that something special pared to just 59.5 percent was going to happen at this for the field and carded eight British Open. birdies during the event And it did — all because Scott might not get anoth- of a collapse by Scott that no one saw coming. er chance like this. After hitting a 3-wood into Please see ELS, page 3B a pot bunker on the final hole,
Woodland moves up to 34th-place tie J-W Staff and Wire Reports
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, ENGLAND — Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland moved up nine more spots during the final round Sunday to tie for 34th place at the British Open. Woodland shot a 1-over 71 on Sunday, running his fourround total to 284 (4 over) to tie him with John Senden, Jim Furyk, Paul Lawrie and Keegan Bradley. Each earned $40,615. “You’re a great player, a great friend of mine. I feel very fortunate. You’re going to win many of these.”
SUMMER SERIES NO. 6
Gators win out over KU, others By Gary Bedore firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Walker, the No. 6-rated player in the recruiting Class of 2013 according to Rivals.com, on Sunday orally committed to the University of Florida. He chose Billy Donovan’s Gators over Kansas University, Louisville, Kentucky, Ohio State, Syracuse and Baylor. Walker, a 6-foot-9, 220-pounder from Holmes County High in Bonifay, Fla., made his announcement Sunday morning via a prefilmed mixtape at hthoops. com. “I will be playing college basketball for the University of Florida,” Walker said on the tape. “I will be teaming with (Florida Elite teammate) Kasey Hill, and together we will be the best duo in college, and we will win a national championship.” Hill, who is rated No. 7 nationally, committed to Florida last New Year’s Eve. He is a 6-1 point guard from Montverde Academy in Clermont, Fla. “Given his size, athleticism and skill set, Walker has tremendous potential. He can run the floor extremely well, and loves to finish in transition,” writes Jeff Borzello of CBSsports.com. “In a halfcourt set, Walker can faceup and knock down jumpers or post up down low. Defensively, he is one of the better shot blockers in the class and he can rebound as well.
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Vaughn to Magic?: Former KU guard Jacque Vaughn remains frontrunner to be named head coach of the NBA’s Orlando Magic, the Orlando Sentinel reported Sunday. The Sentinel says San Antonio assistant Vaughn met with Magic CEO Alex Martins on Friday in Las Vegas for a second-round interview. Magic general manager Rob Hennigan interviewed six candidates and cut the field to three: Vaughn, Philadelphia 76ers associate head coach Michael Curry and Phoenix Suns playerdevelopment coach Lindsey Hunter. Vaughn, 37, played for the Spurs when GM Hennigan worked in that team’s front office. TNT analyst Shaquille O’Neal apparently does not approve of the possible Vaughn hire. On Sunday he Please see HOOPS, page 3B
16 18 ACCORDING TO THE J-W STAFF, 20 OF THE MOST UNDERRATED KANSAS UNIVERSITY ATHLETES ARE: 1. Milt Newton. 2. Marilynn Smith. 3. Gabe Toomey. 4. Angel Goodrich. 5. Willie Pless. 6. Isaac Byrd. 7. Kevin Pritchard. 8. Scott Huffman. 9. Mark Williams. 10. Michael Center. 11. Bob Allison. 12. June Henley. 13. Wayne Simien. 14. Chris Harris. 15. Mario Kinsey. 16. Xavier Henry. 17. Jim Bausch. 18. Ron Warner. 19. Eric Chenowith. 20. Bill Whittemore.
Staff picks for most overlooked Jayhawks J-W Staff Reports
The question regarding what makes an athlete underrated brings different answers from different people. For some, it can refer to a player who contributed a lot but was lost in the shadows
of bigger names. For others, it can refer to a player who achieved a certain degree of notoriety but never got the full credit he or she deserved. And for others, it can refer to players whom people rarely talk about, athletes who achieve great-
ness behind the veil of near anonymity. Many of the names on the lists below won championships, went pro or remain talked about to this day. But, at least for our staff, all of the following athletes were underrated in one way or another.
Matt Tait Bill Whittemore — In my mind, he is, without question, the most underrated QB in KU history. Had Whittemore not come first, Mark Mangino may never have had the opportunity Please see UNDERRATED, page 3B
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Wiggins 1st Brit to win Tour de France PARIS (AP) â€” Bradley Wiggins became the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France by protecting the yellow jersey during Sundayâ€™s final processional ride into Paris. He also helped Sky teammate Mark Cavendish earn his fourth straight sprint victory on the Champs-Elysees. Wiggins secured his win with a dominating performance in
Saturdayâ€™s final time trial to extend his already commanding lead. Fellow Briton and Sky teammate Christopher Froome finished second, 3 minutes, 21 seconds behind overall. Vincenzo Nibali of Italy finished third, 6:19 off the pace. â€œItâ€™s been a magical couple of weeks for the team and for British cycling,â€? Wiggins said. â€œSome
dreams come true. My mother over there, sheâ€™s now â€” her son has won the Tour de France.â€? The last time two riders from the same nation finished first and second in the Tour was in 1984, when Frenchman Laurent Fignon defeated Bernard Hinault. Wiggins congratulated his teammates after crossing the line, gave a big hug to his wife