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Kobach: Photo ID law likely to boost voter turnout By Scott Rothschild email@example.com
TOPEKA — Critics of requiring photo ID to vote say such laws suppress voting, especially among the elderly and people with low incomes.
But Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Thursday the Kansas photo ID law that he shepherded through the Legislature may increase voter participation in next Tuesday’s Republican and Democratic primaries.
That is because, he said, his office’s photo ID campaign to educate voters about the law has raised the visibility of the election, which will be the first statewide test of the law. He added, “You probably have some voters who are
anxious to see how the new law works and maybe some voters who actually are excited about the new law and want to participate. So, I think the photo ID law is probably elevating turnout, slightly.” But Ernestine Krehbiel,
president of the League of Women Voters-Kansas, disagreed. Krehbiel said she is concerned that elderly voters who don’t have driver’s licenses or other forms of Please see KOBACH, page 2A
Challenges come with rec center
By Chad Lawhorn
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INSIDE Library may move into Borders space Leaders of the Lawrence Public Library have reached a preliminary deal to open a temporary location in the former Borders bookstore while expansion of the library at Seventh and Vermont streets over the next two years. Page 3A
Chefs’ Challenge features local fare Three local chefs competed at the Douglas County Fair to see who could make the best use of locally produced foods. Page 3A
As children we’re all taught by the fire department to stop, drop and roll if you’re on fire. Unfortunately, with our society the way it is today, we felt that there had to be a new one.” — Richard Retz, who works for the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security in Houston and helped produce a new safety video on what to do if a gunman opens fire in a building. Page 7A
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As they say in the sports world: Game on. If Lawrence indeed does build a nearly 180,000-square-foot fieldhouse facility to attract big-dollar youth sports, be assured it will need to lace up its shoelaces tight to take on the competition. Prosperous Johnson County already has two large, multicourt facilities, and the developers of the Legends shopping area in Wyandotte County have proposed building a youth fieldhouse in Wichita as part of a 400-acre retail complex. In addition to the competition, Lawrence also may have to face a harsh reality in the business: On-court success doesn’t always equate to direct financial success. Fieldhouse USA in Frisco, Texas — believed to be the largest youth fieldhouse in the country — has attracted large crowds, but by late 2011 its private operator had fallen nearly $1 million behind in lease payments to the city of Frisco because of unexpected operational costs. In other words, if the city is looking for a riskfree venture, this isn’t it, said Roger Morningstar, who used to own a private Lawrence-based sports fieldhouse — Sport-2-Sport — and is the organizer of one of the largest youth basketball tournaments in the
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AN AERIAL VIEW LOOKING NORTH SHOWS THE INTERSECTION of Sixth Street and Kansas Highway 10 on July 24. The city of Lawrence is considering building a 180,000-square-foot sports and recreation center at the northwest corner of this intersection.
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THE NEW CENTURY FIELDHOUSE operated by Johnson County Parks and Recreation in Gardner is an 88,000-square-foot facility that had a price tag of $8.2 million plus interest costs. Pictured are the exterior, left, Please see CENTER, page 6A and an indoor soccer pitch.
Coin meters bring change in charitable donations By Chad Lawhorn firstname.lastname@example.org
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THE CITY HAS PLACED this new donation meter in the 800 block of Massachusetts Street for charitable contributions.
The idea of trying to persuade downtown pedestrians to feed special “donation meters” instead of giving spare change to panhandlers is now up and running in downtown Lawrence. Thus far, early results suggest the city and downtown leaders still have some work to do in spreading the word. In mid-June, city crews installed six donation meters at the mid-block crossings along Massachusetts Street between Seventh and 10th streets. During the most recent 30-day collection period, the city collected $51.59 from the meters, which was donated to the Lawrence Community Shelter.
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Whatever the financial totals are, leaders at the Lawrence Community Shelter are pleased with the effort. “The idea is to give people an alternative,” said Loring Henderson, director of the shelter. “It is a positive way to try to help out with the issue of homelessness.” It also sends a message, Henderson said, that many leaders believe supporting panhandling is an unwise use of people’s funds. The donation meters — which are just used parking meters that have a special paint scheme — ensure that when people give their spare change, the money is going to programs to fight homelessness. “We don’t support the idea of Please see METERS, page 2A
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CHARLES KETCHUM Charles L. Ketchum, 74, Tonganoxie, KS, died Tuesday July 31, 2012 at his home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday August 4, 2012 at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Charles was born November 23, 1937 in Lawrence, KS, the son of Charles E. and Neva Davenport Ketchum. He served in the US Army Reserves. He was united in marriage to Mary M. Smith on February 14, 1958
in Tonganoxie, KS. He worked as a Lithographer, retiring in 1992 and later as a builder and contractor in Tonganoxie. Survivors include his wife, Mary M. Ketchum, of the home; son, Kenneth Ketchum and wife, Jennifer, Tonganoxie; daughter, Karen Erath and husband, Udo, Zusmarshausen, Germany; sister, Neva Forester, Callahan, FL; and four grandchildren, Haley, Sean, Christoph and Lydia. Sign the guestbook at www.quisenberryfh.com . Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries. LJWorld.com.
by 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and a great-grandson due December 9, 2012. Also survived by 3 sisters Marilyn Jennings of Osage, Lynda Trebbe of Oklahoma and Donna Shoemate of Scranton, 1 brother Robert of Texas and a special niece Robin Herzog of Lawrence. C o n d o l e n c e s may be shared with the family at www. CremationCenterKC.com. Arrangements: Cremation “The only concerns we Center of KC, 913-384would have, would be if a 5566. governmental unit were isPlease sign this suing the IDs without a reqguestbook at Obituaries. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A uisite checking to ensure LJWorld.com. that a person was actually photo ID will be unable to establishing who he or she vote. says she is. But we are satis“We are not opposed to fied that Douglas County is photo ID, but we are op- doing that.” posed to having it shoved Kobach’s comments OHN OUIS LINKA down very fast, instead of were made during a news going at it in a calm man- conference in which he John Louis Glinka, ner,” she said. predicted a paltry 18 per92, died July 28, 2012 Kobach said he doubted cent of registered voters at Brandon Woods, many voters would not will vote in the primaries. Lawrence. Private have ID, but he said for But that’s not because of inurnment will be at those who don’t, they can photo ID, he said. He said Pioneer Cemetery. still cast a provisional bal- part of the reason for the Born May 24, 1920 lot and get the ID within projected low voter turnto Polish immigrants the next few days to have out is that congressional Leon and Mary Stadnik their votes count. races have been low key. Glinka, John grew up in But Krehbiel said some None of the four incumKCK’s Strawberry Hill elderly and low-income bent U.S. House members neighborhood during Kansans would be unable faces a Republican prithe Great Depression, NM; stepdaughter Marcy to get the necessary docu- mary opponent. The most Tutor and husband learning the values Port Orange, ments together in time to contested congressional of family, community, Kenny, get the state-issued, free race is the three-candidate FL; stepgranddaughter education, and thrift. non-driver’s license ID field in the Democratic After Leon died, John and Jolene McNett, Basehor; and have their votes count. primary for Congressional and several nieces and his six sisters did what Statewide, 32 people have District 2, which includes they could to help support nephews. His parents and received this kind of ID. Douglas County. sisters all predeceased the family. He worked Douglas County is tackAnd even though there him. at A&P while attending ling the photo ID require- is intense competition beA bibliophile, John school, graduating ment by becoming the first tween moderate RepubliWyandotte High in had a lifelong love of county in the state to issue cans and conservative Relibraries. He held a 1938. During WWII, he its own ID cards for voters. publicans in state House served with the 1069th lifetime membership in This will allow voters and Senate races, Kobach Signal Corps Service the American Library who don’t have a photo said legislative races don’t Association and could Group in Guadalcanal, ID to avoid having to go to necessarily drive people the Solomons, and the frequently be found in the state’s Division of Mo- to the polls. the company of books. Philippines from January tor Vehicles. The DougKobach said another 29, 1942 until October 11, He also enjoyed music of las County ID card also indicator of a low turnout all kinds and of late was 1945. won’t require voters to is that advance voting has John married Charlotte known to play a mean produce a birth certificate been low. harmonica. He was one Ellen Rabb May 28, to receive a photo ID. UnHe predicted about 1946. They settled in of the founding members der the system, Douglas 310,000 Kansans will vote of DCARC in 1956 (now Lawrence and John began County Clerk Jamie Shew in the primaries out of 1.7 his career in the KU ARC of Douglas County) will accept a current util- million registered voters. http://url.ie/fnl9 and Libraries mailroom. He committed ity bill, bank statement, Primary election turnout completed a BSE/Library remained to the needs of his son government check or oth- for the last decade has Science from Emporia throughout his life. He er government documents been 26 percent in 2002; State Teachers College that show a name or ad- 30 percent in 2004; 18.1 may be best remembered in 1948 and a MS/Library dress. percent in 2006; 22.45 perfor his stories and humor, and Information Science Kobach said he support- cent in 2008; and 25.2 perparticularly his mastery from the University of ed the effort by Douglas cent in 2010. Illinois in 1962. He was of the art of punning. “A County. Associate Dean of the dog’s wretch must exceed “It is a valid, govern- — Statehouse reporter Scott Rothschild Libraries when he retired his gasp, or what’s a ment-issued ID,” he said. can be reached at 785-423-0668. in 1984 in order to care for heavin’ for?” In lieu of flowers, Charlotte, who had ALS. She died April 11, 1994. memorials are suggested John’s name to it makes for an easy way They had two children: in Inc. or to donate to the shelter. a daughter, Charlee, and Cottonwood, KU Endowment “It is just a matter of eda son, John “Johnny” the ucating people that these Lawrence. Johnny died Association and may be CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A sent in care of Warrenmeters are at a spot where March 10, 2012. they can deposit a couple John married Almeda McElwain Mortuary. Online condolences panhandling,” Henderson of dollars or a couple of Ann Drake May 4, 1996. She survives of the home. may be sent to www. said. “It is part of all the quarters, and it will do forms that people fill out more good in the effort He is also survived by a warrenmcelwain.com. Please sign this to stay here. We make it to fight homelessness,” daughter, Charlee Glinka and husband Greg Shipe, guestbook at Obituaries. clear to people who stay Hamilton said. with us that we don’t want Jonathan Douglass, city Eudora; stepson Mike LJWorld.com. them panhandling.” clerk, said it cost about Drake and wife Gail, Now, several leaders $300 per meter for the Tonganoxie; stepdaughter said, more effort needs to city to install the meters, Cheryl Mosher and be made to alert down- which are on both the east husband Kirk, Rio Rancho, town visitors to the dona- and west sides of Massation meter program. chusetts Street. He said “I think conceptually it the bulk of those costs ERROLD DWARD ERRY OHNSON is a great idea,” said Cathy were labor costs incurred Hamilton, executive di- by city employees. The rector of Downtown Law- cost for actual materiJerrold Edward “Jerry” rence Inc. “I think we just als was significantly less, Johnson, 66, went home to need to do a better job Douglass said. be with the Lord, Sunday, of getting the word out July 15, 2012 in Bedford, — City reporter Chad Lawhorn can be about it.” TX. He was born July 21, reached at 832-6362. Follow him at But Hamilton said the 1945 in Lawrence, KS and Twitter.com/clawhorn_ljw. idea has promise because was the youngest child of Kenneth and Erma Johnson. He graduated from Lawrence High New power line construction begins School in 1963 and later COLWICH (AP) — ConLodge will connect with received an Associates struction began Wednesday a similar-sized line being TX and Shelley Hoelscher Degree from McLennan built by ITC Great Plains, Community College. (Roger) and grandson on a new 108-mile power line between Colwich and which will end at Spearville and granddaughter of He married Marcia Luman in 1968 and was a Robinson, TX, brother Medicine Lodge that is part near Dodge City. Prairie devoted dad. He moved Robert (Bud) Johnson of a larger effort to encour- Wind Transmission will also extend a line south from of Lawrence, age development of wind to Texas in 1970 where (Dot) Medicine Lodge to connect he raised his family and brother Fred Johnson farms in central and western Kansas, state and utility to lines in Woodward, Okla. (Sally) of Lawrence, sister was a manufacturers The new lines will make representative for many Ellen Franklin (Gary) of officials said. Ground was broken near the region’s power grid Lakewood, CA, and many companies. He remarried more reliable and should in 2004 to his current more family members, and Colwich for a high-capacity line carrying 345 kilovolts attract wind farm develophis beloved dog Heidi. wife, Marianne. Inurnment was done that will extend from Wichita ers to the area. Wind farm He was always active developers are planning to in Texas and his family to Medicine Lodge. It’s a and just made life fun. He is survived by his will gather for a private project of Prairie Wind Trans- invest about $2 billion in mission, a joint venture of wind farms in Kansas this wife, Marianne, daughters, celebration of his life. year, doubling the wind enPlease sign this Westar Energy and Electric Jana Coler (David) and Transmission America. ergy generated in the state, guestbook at Obituaries. grandson of Fort Worth, The line to Medicine The Wichita Eagle reported. LJWorld.com. John Cecil Herzog, 73, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born May 18, 1939 in Osage City, Kansas. He married Margaret Ray on May 22, 1987 and she survives of the home. Graveside services will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence at 10:00 am Saturday, August 4, 2012. Other survivors include 3 sons, Randy of Missouri, Jimmy of Topeka, Greg of Kansas, a daughter Nancy Thompson of England, 2 step-daughters Kim Hatch of Oskaloosa, Tammy Pike of Georgia and a stepson Dean Wampler of Lawrence. He is survived
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26 charges against Planned Parenthood dropped By John Hanna Associated Press
TOPEKA — A Kansas judge on Thursday dismissed 26 misdemeanor charges against a Kansas City-area Planned Parenthood clinic, honoring a prosecutor’s request to further narrow a criminal case over allegations the clinic performed illegal late-term abortions. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe confirmed Thursday night that District Judge Stephen Tatum signed an order in the afternoon at Howe’s request. Tatum’s action is noted in online court records, but without details. Attorneys for the Planned Parenthood clinic in Overland Park had requested in March to have the same charges dismissed. The clinic’s attorneys argued that the charges — covering 13 abortions in 2003 — were filed beyond a two-year deadline for pursuing charges in effect when the pregnancies were terminated. “Basically, we don’t dispute their contention,” Howe told The Associated Press. Howe’s predecessor as district attorney, Phill Kline, filed 107 criminal charges against the clinic in October 2007, including 23 felonies alleging that the clinic also falsified records to help cover up illegal late-term abortions. Groups on both sides of the debate described the case as the first one known in the nation in which a Planned Parenthood clinic faced criminal charges. But in November, Tatum dismissed the 49 most serious charges, including the felonies, also at Howe’s request. Thirty-two misdemeanor charges remain, covering 16 abortions the clinic performed, also in 2003, but starting in July, when a state law took effect extending the deadline for pursuing charges to five years after an incident. Legal disputes surrounding the case have delayed even a preliminary hearing to determine whether there’s enough evidence against the clinic to warrant a trial. The clinic still is accused of violating a Kansas law that in 2003 restricted abortions at or after the 22nd week of pregnancy if a doctor determined the fetus was viable, or could survive outside the womb. In such instances, abortions were limited to saving a woman’s life or preventing “substantial and irreversible harm” to “a major bodily function,” which could include mental health. Legislators rewrote the law last year. For the 16 abortions covered by the remaining charges, the clinic faces one misdemeanor count each of not properly examining whether the fetus was viable and one misdemeanor count of performing an illegal late-term abortion. The clinic’s attorneys have said repeatedly it violated no laws. The charges dismissed Thursday were 13 counts of each misdemeanor, covering abortions occurring before the change in the deadline for pursuing charges. “It is inconceivable to me to understand how such a high-profile case could be so incompetently handled,” said Pedro Irigonegaray, a Topeka attorney representing the clinic. Kline, now a visiting assistant professor of law at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., did not return a telephone message and email late Thursday night seeking comment. Howe declined to comment further.
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Museum still closed after water damage Kansas University officials said the Spencer Museum of Art will remain closed through Monday after a water line broke early Wednesday on Mississippi Street and leaked water into the bottom two floors of the building. A majority of the damage was in the museum’s bottom floor, which houses the Murphy Art and Architecture Library, but the museum’s artwork, which is on higher floors, was intact, said Joe Monaco, a KU spokesman. Monaco said Thursday that water damaged between 15,000 and 20,000 books, which is roughly 10 percent of the library’s 170,000 volumes. He said about half of the items have been boxed and loaded into a freeze unit inside a semitrailer parked outside the museum. The remaining half have been boxed and were to be loaded onto a second trailer Thursday afternoon. Both trailers will be taken to a Chicago facility where they will be vacuum-freeze dried, evaluated and treated, Monaco said. About 90 volunteer students and staff members Wednesday night and Thursday morning helped box and load the volumes. “They were outstanding, and they’re a huge reason we were able to get all the volumes boxed and loaded so quickly,” he said. KU officials have not yet estimated a damage amount for the books or the museum itself. The Spencer gallery is always closed on Mondays, and Monaco said KU planned to announce Monday afternoon when the museum will reopen. The library is closed indefinitely.
Man cited for spitting at, punching women Lawrence police cited a 20-year-old Shawnee man for battery after he was accused of spitting in a woman’s face and punching her and her friend early Thursday morning. Sgt. Trent McKinley, a police spokesman, said the incident led to a large fight involving more than a dozen people about 1:40 a.m. in the 1300 block of Ohio Street. McKinley said the two victims, both 19-year-old KU students, told officers they had been standing outside The Hawk, 1340 Ohio, when a man touched one of the women inappropriately from behind. The woman said she did not know the man. “She stated she turned around and told him not to do that,” McKinley said. “The suspect then spit in her face, pushed her and punched her in the eye.” When the woman’s friend confronted the man, the suspect punched her in the forehead and injured her. That led to the larger fight, and McKinley said that when officers arrived they located the male suspect and ticketed him. Other people involved ran from the area, he said.
Temporary transfer would facilitate effort to expand By Chad Lawhorn firstname.lastname@example.org
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LAWRENCE NATIVE MATT TOPLIKAR, right, directs Lawrence musician Brendan Hangauer, left, and actress Kate O’Neil, center, on set Thursday at The Jazzhaus. Toplikar, who also works on the set of the AMC show “Breaking Bad,” has been filming throughout Lawrence for his independent film “Open Mic Night.” Toplikar’s sister and Lawrence resident Katy Skepnek, behind Hangauer, works with O’Neil on her hair.
Lawrence native using city as backdrop for indie film By Adam Strunk email@example.com
The film “Open Mic Night” is a love letter of sorts. That’s how Lawrence native, musician and director Matt Toplikar described the independent movie he has spent the last week filming in Lawrence. “I’ve been away from Lawrence for four or five years,” he said. “It’s
like my love letter to a certain music scene in this town.” Toplikar now works in Albuquerque, N.M., as a location coordinator for the hit AMC show “Breaking Bad.” With the show on a mid-season break, Toplikar has some time to film the movie he has been developing for about six months. Toplikar said “Open Mic Night” will have
a much different tone than the show. It’s basically a love story, about one musician’s search for a fellow musician he met at an open mic night. Toplikar and his crew have been frequenting bars like the Jazzhaus, Eighth Street Taproom, the Bottleneck and Jackpot to make the film. “We are trying to keep the feeling authentic, using natural light-
ing and using friends and local musicians,” Toplikar said. “It’s turned out really well.” Friends are also helping Toplikar, who graduated from Kansas University with a film degree, make the film and save money. He is funding the film himself, and most of those working on the film are volunteer crew members from Please see FILM, page 4A
Leaders of the Lawrence Public Library have reached a preliminary deal to open a temporary location in the former downtown Borders bookstore while a $19 million expansion of the library at Seventh and Vermont takes place during parts of the next two years. The move — which is still subject to City Commission approval — would allow the library to entirely vacate its current space during the construction project. “This will allow us to provide so much better customer service than if we tried to stay and work through the construction,” said Library Director Brad Allen. City commissioners at their Aug. 14 meeting likely will be asked to approve the approximately $240,000 lease for the vacant Borders building at Seventh and New Hampshire streets. As proposed, the library would be able to make the move and still stay within the $19 million budget for the expansion, which was approved by voters in November 2010. Please see LIBRARY, page 4A
Chefs compete using local fare at the fair By Karrey Britt firstname.lastname@example.org
Dozens of people gathered under the shade of a huge white tent Thursday evening at the Douglas County Fairgrounds to watch three Lawrence chefs create dishes filled with locally grown or locally produced fare. As the chefs grilled and mixed, they talked about where they got their ingredients and how to prepare them. They were participating in the second annual Chefs’ Challenge, which was part of the Farmers’ Market at the Douglas County Fair. While the chefs put on a cooking demonstration, nearly 30 vendors were selling a variety of produce, meats and homemade goodies nearby. The event was organized by a broad coalition of organizations
that seek to support local growers and businesses. “It’s really to celebrate our creative chefs and the delicious local produce that’s available right now,” said Eileen Horn, sustainability coordinator for Douglas County and the city of Lawrence. The competitors in the challenge were: Dave Nigro, of Clinton Parkway’s Hy-Vee Food Store; Wallace Cochran, of The Merc; and last year’s champion, Russell Iverson, of Free State Brewery. Each year, the champion receives the opportunity to defend his or her title against two new contestants. Please see CHEFS, page 4A
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WALLACE COCHRAN, CHEF AT THE MERC, center, and kitchen manager Nick Amburgey, right, prepare a seasonal recipe using locally grown and produced ingredients Thursday at the Douglas County Fair. Three teams of chefs were competing in a Chefs’ Challenge, and the public was offered small samplings of dishes and voted for a people’s choice award. Cochran was later named champion.
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Library leaders believe moving into the temporary location will actually reduce the total moving expenses budgeted for the project. That is because if the library stayed at it current location during the project, there would be at least eight moves taking place within the building. Architects also are estimating the project’s contingency line item can be reduced by about $70,000 to help cover the cost of the Borders lease. Allen said if city commissioners approve the lease, the temporary space could be open by early January. He said current plans call for all of the library’s public computers to be moved to the new location and about half of the library’s collection. But Allen said the rest of the collection will be stored in a readily accessible off-site location, and that patrons could request any item in the library’s collection and likely receive it within a day. Allen, however, said the Borders space will not leave much room for meeting or programming space. He said the library would work to create partnerships with other venues around town to hold traditional library programming during the construction. “We’re looking at it as a really good outreach opportunity that will allow us to take library programming out to some other locations in the community,” Allen said. How long the library may be located in the Borders spot isn’t yet known. Allen said the proposed lease is for 20 months. Architects are estimating it will take 18 to 22 months for the library project — which also includes construction of a parking garage — to be completed. As proposed, the city will pay a lease rate of about $7 per square foot for the Borders building, which has been vacant since early 2011.
Bond in child manslaughter case reduced By George Diepenbrock email@example.com
A Douglas County judge has reduced bond for a 25-year-old Lawrence woman who was charged with manslaughter after prosecutors said her 5-year-old son died earlier this year after he ingested opiates at home. J.C. Gilroy, a defense attorney for Rebecca Lynne Wynne, said that during a hearing Thursday afternoon District Judge Paula Martin agreed to lower Wynne’s bond from $25,000 to $15,000, cash or surety. Gilroy said Martin ordered Wynne to live with her father if she gets out of jail because she is barred from returning to the home where the alleged incident occurred in the 1500 block of Delaware Street. Prosecutors last week charged Wynne with reckless involuntary manslaughter for the death of her son, who Lawrence police have identified as Joseph Michael Beanblossom, and two counts of aggravated child endangerment with her two oth-
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er children, ages 6 and 4, listed as the victims. District Attorney Charles Branson said prosecutors accuse Wynne of stashing an illegal controlled substance in the house. He said the children discovered the pills the evening of April 27 and played some type of counting game with them. “We believe all three kids were exposed to the pills,” Branson said. “The 5-year-old boy died as a result of ingesting the pills that were discovered.” Prosecutors filed the charges after an autopsy was conducted. Family members last week defended Wynne and said she would not intentionally harm her children. Wynne was still listed in custody at the Douglas County Jail late Thursday afternoon. Martin has scheduled an Aug. 22 preliminary hearing in the case. — Reporter George Diepenbrock can be reached at 832-7144. Follow him at Twitter.com/gdiepenbrock.
a cold tomato melon salad. “It was fun and I really enjoyed it,” said Cochran, who has been a chef for about 20 years. He said there was a bounty of local produce to work with despite the area’s drought and tripledigit temperatures. Cochran used produce from a variety of local farms, including a school garden and Maggie’s Farm. The owner of Maggie’s Farm, Barbara Clark, served as one of the judges along with Douglas County Commissioner Nancy Thellman and Michael Beard, chef at 715 restaurant. “It was an extremely difficult job,” Clark said laughing. “Having to sit in the shade and eat fine food. I mean it’s not too bad. It was great.” She said the hardest part was voting on a winner. “They were all wonderful dishes, and everybody was great with using local produce. It was a tough decision.”
The champion was named by a panel of three judges and from those in the audience who sampled the dishes. Sadie Keller, who will be a sophomore at Lawrence High School, said she liked Nigro’s dish the best. It was a rack of goat with ratatouille and an arugula salad with tomato vinaigrette. “I really liked the goat and I thought there — City reporter Chad Lawhorn can be were more interesting reached at 832-6362. Follow him at flavors going on, and Twitter.com/clawhorn_ljw. it was something that I had never tried before but I really liked,” she said. Keller, who enjoys cooking and has been featured on the local cooking show “Jayni’s Kitchen,” CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3A said the chefs gave her ideas to try at home. “Breaking Bad” and friends “It’s pretty amazing from Lawrence. But just how they can creatively because it’s low-budget come up with different doesn’t mean it’s low qual- things to make.” — Health reporter Karrey Britt can be ity. The champ was Coreached at 832-7190. Britt also is the “I was like, ‘wow ev- chran, of The Merc, and his editor of WellCommons.com, and you can eryone on the crew works dish of beef barbecue with follow her at Twitter.com/WellCommons. really fast,’” said Alan Weil, a producer on the movie. “They are really cool and really talented ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT and brought top-notch AA equipment. I want to help PG Scrat's pursuit of an infernal THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN out but I don’t want to get AAA acorn has world-changing conseinto their way, either.” PG-13 Peter Parker's quest to solve quences for Manny, Diego and Sid. Weil and Toplikar had his parents' disappearance puts him Hollywood Southwind Cinema 12 worked together before, on a collision course with a scienMOONRISE KINGDOM AAA when they were making tist's deadly alter-go, the Lizard. PG-13 In 1965 New England, a films while going to Free Hollywood Southwind Cinema 12 peaceful island community descends State High School. into turmoil when two love-struck BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN 12-year-olds run away together just Kate O’Neil, the film’s WILD AAAB before the approach of a violent lead actress, was also im- PG-13 The father of an intrepid storm. pressed with the high lev- youngster prepares her for the end Liberty Hall Cinema el of professionalism. of the world, when melting ice caps STEP UP REVOLUTION AAB “I have just always release fearsome beasts, called PG-13 Newly arrived in Miami, an liked working with Matt,” aurochs, and rising flood waters dancer joins forces with the O’Neil said, explaining threaten to engulf their Delta home. aspiring leader of a flash-mob dance crew to Liberty Hall Cinema her reason for doing the save the historic neighborhood from film. a developer. BRAVE AAA It’s not just friends and PG A courageous Scottish princess Hollywood Southwind Cinema 12 co-workers adding to this must figure out how to undo a TED AAB film. Toplikar’s father, beastly curse after an eccentric R Thirty years after his childhood Dave, was on hand Thurs- witch grants her an ill-fated wish. wish brought his beloved teddy bear day at the Jazzhaus to Hollywood Southwind Cinema 12 to life, a man has trouble making the emotional leap from boyhood to take care of the food and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES adulthood. drinks. Toplikar’s sister, AAA Katy Skepnek, a hair styl- PG-13 Eight years after he took the Hollywood Southwind Cinema 12 ist, took a few days off her blame for Harvey Dent's death and TO ROME WITH LOVE AAB R An architect relives a painjob to do hair and makeup. vanished into the night, Batman is Matt Toplikar hopes forced out of his self-imposed exile ful episode from his youth, and a by a cunning cat burglar and a merretired opera director wants to put a that in the end it will come ciless singing undertaker on stage, in two terrorist called Bane. together to make a repreof four stories set in Rome. sentation of the Lawrence Hollywood Southwind Cinema 12 Liberty Hall Cinema DCI 2012: BIG, LOUD & LIVE 9 he grew up in. TOTAL RECALL “This is sort of a dream Not Rated Drum corps compete PG-13 A factory worker becomes a come true,” he said. “ I get in the DCI World Championship hunted man after a procedure goes Prelims. From Indianapolis. to show off the town.” awry that would convert his dreams The filmmakers hope Hollywood Southwind Cinema 12 of life as a spy into real memories. to finish production in the DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG Hollywood Southwind Cinema 12 next few months and plan DAYS THE WATCH AA to show the film in Liber- PG When his dad decides it's time R Four members of a neighborty Hall in late December for some father-son bonding, Greg hood watch group discover that Heffley pretends to have a job at a their town has become overrun with or early January.
— Staff intern Adam Strunk can be reached at 832-7146.
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Megabus crashes on way to K.C.; 1 dead, 3 dozen hurt By Jim Salter Associated Press
LITCHFIELD, ILL. — A packed double-decker Megabus slammed into an Illinois interstate bridge support pillar Thursday, hurtling screaming passengers from their seats and leaving at least one person dead and more than three dozen injured, officials said. Illinois State Police Trooper Doug Francis said the passenger who died was female, but he would not disclose her name or age. He did not know where she was seated on the bus, which was traveling between Chicago and Kansas City. Francis said 38 people were taken to hospitals for injuries from the crash, which left the bus sitting with its crumpled front end smashed up against the bridge support. Rescue crews climbed ladders to reach those trapped inside, while others tended to injuries along the side of Interstate 55. “There was a lot of screaming and crying,” said 16-year-old passenger Baysha Collins, of Minneapolis, who was traveling to St. Louis to visit relatives. “There was blood everywhere. I was just in shock.” Megabus spokeswoman Amanda Byers said the bus was at full capacity, carrying 81 passengers, when it crashed near Litchfield, about 55 miles northeast of St. Louis. It left from Chicago and was to stop in St. Louis and Columbia, Mo., before arriving in Kansas City. “We don’t know what happened,” Francis said. “Somebody reported to us it was a blown tire, but we haven’t confirmed that yet.” The trooper said 33
people were taken by ambulance to hospitals, two were flown by helicopter to St. Louis hospitals and three were flown by helicopter to a hospital in Springfield, Ill. He did not know their conditions. Memorial Medical Center spokesman Michael Leathers said late Thursday that seven people were being treated at the hospital, but he declined to reveal their conditions. Paula Endress, spokeswoman for St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, said
22 people were brought to the hospital for treatment, with two of them admitted due to bone fractures. She said none of the injuries were life-threatening. In St. Louis, Barnes Jewish Hospital spokeswoman Liz Kalicak said two patients, one in serious, the other in fair condition, were being treated. A 24-year-old man was being treated for multiple fractures at Saint Louis University Hospital. The hospital spokeswoman would not release his condition.
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I have an apple tree with tons of apples weighing down the limbs. When will those be ready to pick? Not until fall? This apple tree hasn’t produced in years past.
Knowing whether the apple is ripe depends on the variety of the apple. Douglas County horticulture extension agent Jennifer Smith said if the variety is unknown, you should pick an apple and taste it. If it is sour and doesn’t taste good, then it isn’t ripe yet.
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What do you think of the city’s donation meters designated to help the homeless? Asked on Massachusetts Street
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Henry Johnson, retired veterinarian, Topeka “I think it’s a great idea, especially since places (that help the homeless) might be experiencing cuts right now; if it’s visible and I saw it here, I would be inclined to put my change in there rather than take it home.”
Jacob Skalko, manager of Walmart, Ottawa “I think it’s great because the more convenient it is for people to donate the more likely it is they’ll do it.”
Roger Steele, graphic designer, Topeka “It’s a great idea as long as it’s secure and someone doesn’t rip it off. It would be great for loose change, especially if it had a coin sorter (for pennies).”
Rick Berger-Munson, Free State Brewery employee, Lawrence “I think that’s a good idea as long it’s going to help the homeless community. There should be some kind of sign that makes it clear who and what the money is for.”
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Lawrence police Thursday afternoon arrested a man accused of displaying a handgun and threatening a juvenile as part of a domestic dispute in the 1600 block of Haskell Avenue, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence police spokesman. McKinley said police were called about 3:10 p.m. to an apartment in the area about a disturbance. Officers determined a domestic dispute occurred between a man and woman at the apartment. The juvenile tried to intervene and assist the female when the adult male suspect allegedly threatened him with the weapon. McKinley said police have arrested the man suspect on charges of domestic battery and aggravated assault. He also had municipal court warrants out for his arrest. Officers spent more than an hour at the scene investi-
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gating the incident, McKinley said. No significant injuries were reported.
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Fleeing motorist hits sustained extensive damA resident in the area Dumpster, parked car age. saw the suspect run away
A driver fleeing officers in central Lawrence on Wednesday night struck a Dumpster and a parked vehicle before running away. Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence police spokesman, said an officer attempted to stop the vehicle at 11:20 p.m. for a traffic violation near 24th Street and Murphy Drive, but the suspect drove west on 24th Street and north onto Iowa Street before cutting through the CVS Pharmacy parking lot and the lot of a nearby apartment complex. “The driver was driving very recklessly, endangering a number of people in the parking lot,” McKinley said. “Because of danger to pedestrians and others in the area, the officer slowed down and lost sight of the suspect.” It appeared the suspect’s car struck a Dumpster near Hobby Lobby before the officer found it following a collision with a parked car in the parking lot of Hampton Court Apartments, 1704 W. 24th. The air bags were deployed, and the vehicle
before the officer arrived, and police had not yet located the suspect Thursday, McKinley said.
Bedbugs close Wichita library
building will fully reopen. The lobby will be open today and Saturday for patrons to return materials and collect items on hold.
KCI project may cause congestion
KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP) — Officials of Kansas City WICHITA (AP) — The International Airport are discovery of bedbugs has advising travelers to give prompted the Wichita pub- themselves extra time to lic library to close its main get to the airport because branch. of construction that could A patron reported seeing cause congestion for nearly an insect Wednesday in a two months. chair at the library’s downSpokesman Joe McBride town branch. An expert says the airport is replacidentified it as a bedbug. ing six overhead signs along the main roads to the KWCH-TV reported the airport to help people more building was closed while personnel searched for more easily find their flights. He says the new electronic bedbugs. Library officials said signs will be more visible and as of Thursday afternoon, attractive than the old ones, some were also found on and will allow airport employchairs in two reading areas. ees to change messages Library director Cynthia from their offices instead of Berner Harris says ofon the roadside. ficials don’t believe any Work on the $1 million library materials have been project begins Tuesday and infested, but transfers is expected to last six to from the central branch to seven weeks. One lane will other branches have been be open at all times during suspended. construction. It’s not known when the
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Midwest. But Morningstar will be rooting for the Lawrence project to succeed. “I just want everybody to understand that it will take a tremendous amount of effort to make it work in Lawrence,” said Morningstar. “But if they somehow can figure out how to make it work, what a wonderful benefit it will be for the community.”
The competition Lawrence city commissioners haven’t yet made any decisions about whether this is a game they’re ready to enter. But they certainly are doing all the pre-game calisthenics. City commissioners are deep into negotiations with two private developers and Kansas University about building a youth fieldhouse/recreation center on the northwest corner of Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway. As proposed, the project could be as large as 180,000 square feet and include eight basketball courts that could double as 16 volleyball courts. It also would include a walking track, fitness room, indoor turf field and other amenities. The city also is working with Lawrence developer Thomas Fritzel and Kansas University to allow KU to build a track and field stadium and competition soccer field on the city’s 50-acre site. Now, city commissioners must decide whether they want to throw the public’s checkbook onto the playing field. The latest proposal calls for the city to pay $24 million over a 20-year period to Fritzel as part of a lease-purchase agreement, plus the city would pay to operate the fieldhouse facility. Officials then hope the city would become a major destination for youth sporting events that would attract thousands of athletes and their par-
ents to the city’s hotels, could be oversaturated.” restaurants and shops. It is an idea other cities Local challenges have too. The Lawrence proposal Two Johnson County has an interesting distincfacilities already are up tion to it: It would be the and running. They are: largest project, in terms of
The New Century square feet, of the regional Fieldhouse operated by centers. But it would be in Johnson County Parks and the smallest community Recreation in Gardner. from a population standThe 88,000-square-foot point. facility, open since June Morningstar, who ran 2011, has four high school- Sport-2-Sport from 1996 sized basketball courts, to 2006, said the populaeight volleyball courts, a tion issue is one to keep in full-size inmind. Havdoor soccer ing a large The city and the field, and population other fan university could rebase allows amenities. ally work together to a center to The facility more easily had a price make this something host its own tag of $8.2 more than a place leagues, million plus with just a few gyms.” which reinterest duces the costs. (Lawpressure for rence’s $24 — Roger Morningstar, organizer of a center to m i l l i o n one of the largest youth basketmake all of e s t i m a t e ball tournaments in the Midwest it revenues includes from tourfinancing naments. costs, and would be about “Having a considerable $16 million without inter- amount of population is est costs.) one of the things you look
The Fieldhouse for to make a center like of Kansas City is an this work,” said Morning81,000-square-foot field- star. “Lawrence doesn’t house at 135th and Qui- have that, but that doesn’t vira operated by a private mean it won’t work. If you group. It has eight full-size don’t have the population, basketball courts that also you have to have a trecan be converted into 16 mendous amount of coopvolleyball courts. eration among the organi A third facility in the zations that may use it. region is in the planning “I think that is what stages. Goodsports Field- makes Lawrence’s prohouse is proposed to be a posal unique. The city and $6 million, 53,000-square- the university could refoot fieldhouse with six ally work together to make gyms that would target this something more than a youth basketball tourna- place with just a few gyms.” ments and other youth Morningstar, though, sporting events. The proj- said the city will have ect would be surrounded other issues it must solve by 400 acres of new com- if it hopes to attract very mercial development near large youth tournaments. Wichita’s new Cabela’s He said the city is probsporting goods store. ably still two to three new Jill Geller, superinten- hotels away from having dent of recreation for enough rooms to accomJohnson County Parks and modate teams and visitors Recreation, said Lawrence with a large tournament, officials may want to keep such as his 200-team, their eyes on other area Johnson County-based communities as well. Jayhawk Invitational that “I hear rumblings of brings more than 4,000 other projects in the Kan- people to a community. sas City area,” Geller Jerald Good, who is the said. “If everything that president of Goodsports is dreamed of being built Fieldhouse Inc., is looking gets built, we absolutely at building 25 youth field-
houses across the country — including the one in Wichita. He said figuring out the right size for a facility is a key equation in these projects. “We have found there is a real balance in terms of what you can spend on one of these facilities versus what it will produce in terms of economic benefit for a community,” Good said. “That plan in Lawrence is a pretty large undertaking for a population of 100,000 people, but I would assume the university is going to be a big supporter of the efforts.”
The numbers Indeed, Lawrence leaders believe Kansas University will give the project a significant advantage over other competitors. The university will not contribute any money toward construction or operation of the fieldhouse, but city leaders believe the university’s track and field stadium and soccer field will be available to host youth sports tournaments. Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self and his non-profit Assists Foundation also have expressed interest in the fieldhouse. City leaders are hopeful Self’s involvement will help attract the attention of youth tournament organizers from across the country. “We think the fact Lawrence and college basketball are thought of together by so many people across the country will be a marketing advantage,” said City Manager David Corliss. But city officials said they still have some research to do on the project. Corliss has estimated the city will have to subsidize the operation of the facility by about $300,000 a year, but he said that number is subject to change as he gets more information about operational costs. Operation costs ended up being an issue in Frisco, Texas, which operates a $15.2 million, 142,000-square-foot center with 12 gyms. Between the time the center opened in March 2009 and
L AWRENCE J OURNAL -W ORLD late 2011, the fieldhouse — which is in the Dallas metro area — fell about $1 million behind in lease payments and had to seek new terms from the city. Lawrence officials also are working to determine how many tournaments a Lawrence fieldhouse could attract. In the Kansas City area the demand for youth tournaments is strong. The Fieldhouse of Kansas City, which has been open since April, just recently hosted a 165-team tournament. It expects to host basketball tournaments about 24 weekends out of the year. A partnership it has with a local volleyball academy is expected to fill the courts the remaining weekends. The New Century Fieldhouse expects to host 29 tournaments during 2012, Geller said. For the first six months of the year, the facility has hosted about 132,000 participants and spectators. She also said the financial performance of the facility has been good. Revenues from the fieldhouse are on track to total about $980,000, while operating expenses are budgeted to total about $950,000. The New Century facility — which has four fulltime staff members — is about half the size of the proposed Lawrence fieldhouse. But it isn’t yet clear whether Lawrence’s operating expenses would be roughly double those of the Johnson County facility. Corliss said he didn’t want to speculate yet on how much it may cost to run the Lawrence fieldhouse. The city is expecting a report next week that details some of the potential economic impacts of a new fieldhouse that Corliss expects to help him better understand potential operating expenses. City commissioners are scheduled to discuss that report and other fieldhouse issues at their Aug. 7 commission meeting.
Ex-KU student’s probation revoked
A Douglas County judge recently revoked the probation of a 20-year-old former Kansas University student convicted of aggravated battery in connection with a sexual assault at a KU fraternity in 2010. Andrew J. Hansen initially was charged with one count of rape, but he pleaded guilty to aggravated battery, served more than three months in jail, participated in a sex offender evaluation and agreed to perform 100 hours of community service. As a condition of his probation, he was barred from drinking alcohol. According to an affidavit filed in Douglas County District Court, Hansen was arrested on DUI and minor in possession of alcohol charges COURTS in April in Maryville, Mo., and registered a bloodalcohol level of .279. The legal limit to drive is .08. He also tested positive for alcohol in a urine test shortly after his arrest, according to the affidavit. According to Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson’s office, District Judge Peggy Kittel last Friday ordered Hansen to serve his original sentence in the Kansas case, which is 32 months in a Kansas Department of Corrections prison. Hansen was taken into custody and to the Douglas County Jail on Friday. As of Thursday, he had not been transported to state custody. Kittel gave Hansen credit for 109 days he had already served in jail as part of the plea agreement. In the plea, Hansen admitted he had touched a female KU student, an acquaintance, in her vaginal area after she had fallen asleep in a room at the Delta Chi fraternity house, 1245 West Campus Road, the night of Aug. 21, 2010. Attorneys said — City reporter Chad Lawhorn can be Hansen and the woman reached at 832-6362. Follow him at had consumed alcohol that Twitter.com/clawhorn_ljw. night.
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Friday, August 3, 2012
Annan quits as Syrian envoy, blames lack of unity By Elizabeth A. Kennedy and John Heilprin Associated Press
BEIRUT — Kofi Annan announced his resignation Thursday as peace envoy to Syria and issued a blistering critique of world powers, bringing to a dramatic end a frustrating sixmonth effort that failed to achieve even a temporary cease-fire as the country plunged into civil war. Annan also had harsh words for the Syrian regime, saying it was clear President Bashar Assad “must leave office.” As the violence escalated on the ground, rebels used a captured tank to shell a military air base near Aleppo — one of the first known uses of heavy weapons by the insurgents. Speaking to reporters in Geneva, Annan blamed the Syrian government’s intransigence, the growing militancy of Syrian
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KOFI ANNAN, JOINT SPECIAL ENVOY of the United Nations and the Arab League for Syria, speaks during a press briefing Thursday at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Annan is stepping down as U.N. Arab League mediator in the 17-month-old Syria conflict at the end of the month, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said Thursday. rebels and a divided Security Council that failed to forcefully back his effort. Since he took on the job, Russia and China have twice used their veto power to block strong West-
ern- and Arab-backed action against President Bashar Assad’s regime. The White House said Annan’s resignation highlighted the failure of Russia and China to support
action against Assad and called the regime’s continued violence against its own people “disgusting.” “It is impossible for me or anyone to compel the Syrian government and also the opposition to take the steps to bring about the political process,” said Annan, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former U.N. secretary general. “You have to understand: As an envoy, I can’t want peace more than the protagonists, more than the Security Council or the international community for that matter.” Annan singled out the regime for blame for the violence. But he also said the opposition’s increasing militarization had contributed to dooming his six-point peace plan, which included a cease-fire and a Syrian-led political process to end the crisis. “The bloodshed continues, most of all because of
the Syrian government’s intransigence, and continuing refusal to implement the six-point plan, and also because of the escalating military campaign of the opposition — all of which is compounded by the disunity of the international community,” he said. “At a time when we need — when the Syrian people desperately need action — there continues to be finger-pointing and name-calling in the Security Council.” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he accepted the resignation with deep regret, adding that the search was under way for a successor to Annan, who will stay on until Aug. 31.
Undecideds tough for Obama, Romney PURCELLVILLE, VA. (AP) — Undecided voters in swing states hold the key to the presidential election, but neither Mitt Romney nor Barack Obama has an easy recipe for winning them over. Today’s new jobs report, even if dismal for incumbent President Obama, might do little to help challenger Romney with this group. Undecided voters interviewed this week said they place little importance on such statistics, even though both cam-
Video teaches how to handle shooting HOUSTON (AP) — Ominous music plays as a man in dark clothing, sunglasses and a backpack walks toward people working in a high-rise building. The narrator’s voice warns: “It may feel like just another day at the office, but occasionally life feels more like an action movie.” Moments later, the man opens fire on a security guard near an elevator. It’s the beginning of a nearly 6-minute video created by the City of Houston in an effort to teach residents what to do during a shooting. Local Homeland Security officials said they realized during training exercises that first responders knew how to react but citizens were far less knowledgeable. The video emphasizes a short mantra — run, hide, fight — to help people remember their options. The video was made using $200,000 from a federal grant, and its release was expedited following last month’s movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo. “As children we’re all taught by the fire department to stop, drop and roll if you’re on fire,” said Richard Retz, who works for the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security and helped produce the video. “Unfortunately, with our society the way it is today, we felt that there had to be a new one.” Several countries and other U.S. cities have done educational campaigns on similar topics, including a long-running one in Israel that tells people what to do if they see an unattended package. Such campaigns can be effective because they bring incidents people see on television closer to home, said Danny Davis, director of a homeland security graduate program at Texas A&M University.
paigns mine them for every possible advantage. Instead, these voters want more details about Romney’s economic proposals and Bain Capital record, less bickering between the parties and a greater sense of inspiration and leadership from both candidates. Some of them acknowledge that’s a vague wish list. But with less than a dozen states in play, and polls showing that about 10 percent of the electorate remains undecided, this sliver of hard-to-
please Americans could decide the Nov. 6 election. Scott Davison, who works at a bicycle shop in Purcellville, Va., is typical of on-the-fence voters interviewed this week in Virginia, Ohio and Florida. Romney has a chance to dissuade him from his inclination toward Obama, Davison said, but the former Massachusetts governor must offer more details about how he would improve the economy. “I’m not seeing anything substantial that Romney
has to offer,” said Davison, 40, who lives in politically competitive Loudoun County. “I’m just seeing superficial stuff.” Davison, who studied economics at Colorado State University and weighs his words before speaking, said he puts little campaign stock in monthly employment reports. Elected officials, he said, “can help steer policy. But it’s like the QE2. If you make a change up at the bow, it’s going to take miles and miles to turn it around.”
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Crop-withering drought intensifies By Jim Suhr Associated Press
ST. LOUIS — Drought conditions have worsened in several parched Plains states, further punishing withering corn and soybean crops and devastating the pastureland that ranchers depend on, according to the latest U.S. drought map. Thursday’s release of the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map came as the House extended disaster-relief legislation meant to help livestock producers who have seen feed prices soar due to what for many is the worst drought in decades. That legislation, opposed by conservation and anti-tax groups who see it as another government bailout, was unlikely to receive Senate consideration before Congress adjourns for its August recess. According to the latest Drought Monitor update, based on conditions as of Tuesday morning, the area of the lower 48 states experiencing extreme drought — the second-highest classification behind exceptional drought — rose nearly 2 percentage points from the previous week, to 22.3 percent. This was due largely to a worsening of conditions in parts of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. The area facing exceptional drought increased from 2.38 percent to about 3 percent. While nearly two-thirds of the lower 48 states still is experiencing some drought, recent storms pushed the percentage down to 62.91, from last
week’s 63.86. Brian Fuchs, a climatologist with the National Drought Mitigation Center, said the improvement isn’t much of a silver lining, because the rains did little more than “settle the dust.” “There are rain events that did take place, but we didn’t see any widespread improvement to the core drought areas,” Fuchs said by phone from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, where the drought report is released. Such precipitation “probably held off the intensification for a week or so. But the heat is going kick back in, and we’re going be in the same situation. “The heat kicks in and the dryness returns. To say that we’ve seen good widespread rain throughout the drought regions of the county, we just haven’t. It’s beneficial in some aspects, but in agricultural aspects it’s too late.” As of this week, nearly half of the nation’s corn crop was rated poor to very poor, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. About 37 percent of the U.S. soybeans were lumped into that category, while nearly three-quarters of U.S. cattle acreage is in drought-affected areas, the survey showed. The drought has intensified in key farm states. Roughly 31 percent of Iowa — the nation’s biggest corn and soybean producer — was in extreme or exceptional drought, up 3 percent from the previous week in a state completely covered by some form of drought.
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Saga continues A former Lawrence police officer’s decision to fight his dismissal feeds continuing questions about whether police involvement in the KU ticket scandal was properly handled.
he fallout from the Kansas University basketball ticket scandal continues to hang over the city almost as oppressively as this summer’s temperatures. The public is just as much the loser in the ticket ordeal as local lawns are in the run of 100-degree days. Next up: a threatened lawsuit against the city by one of two former police officers dismissed in the side-scandal in which traffic violations disappeared in some form of exchange for KU basketball tickets. In the wider scandal, a conspiracy to steal and sell basketball tickets sent seven KU Athletics employees to prison. One of those is the individual who provided tickets to police officers and had traffic citations fixed in return. Ultimately, two officers were dismissed over violations of the city’s gratuity policy, although many in the public continue to believe the circumstances involved something as serious as bribery. Former Police Sgt. Michael Monroe now is saying he’s going to court to protest his firing. His dismissal was upheld by the city manager, who overruled a city employee grievance review board determination that Monroe should be reinstated with a demotion. The city continues basically to stand mute. Now, instead of relying on “personnel issues,” the decision not to release substantive information in the case is attributed to “pending litigation.” That stance might be tolerable in some situations, but this involves the city’s police department, and Lawrence residents need to have confidence in the officers on the street, the organization and its leadership, and the governing body behind it. The continued lack of a clear presentation of what happened, who knew and did what, and why matters were handled as they (apparently) were continues to cause public skepticism that the issue was identified properly, that the investigation was fair and complete, and that the discipline was reasonable. And that the story is over. One next step in this saga is for the city manager’s decision to be forwarded to the city commission, which can only determine whether a policy change should be made. It’s time for a complete revelation. Perhaps the commission discussion could provide that. Unfortunately, it seems we may instead get whatever partial information comes eventually from a lawsuit that will dredge up the topic and renew public speculation and concern.
Tea party should note 1912 struggle WASHINGTON — Ted Cruz’s victory in Tuesday’s Texas Republican runoff for the U.S. Senate nomination is the most impressive triumph yet for the still-strengthening tea party impulse. And Cruz’s victory coincides with something conservatives should celebrate, the centennial of the 20th century’s most important intraparty struggle. By preventing former President Theodore Roosevelt from capturing the 1912 Republican presidential nomination from President William Howard Taft, the GOP deliberately doomed its chances for holding the presidency but kept its commitment to the Constitution. Before Cruz, now 41, earned a Harvard law degree magna cum laude, he wrote his Princeton senior thesis on the Constitution’s Ninth and 10th Amendments, which if taken seriously would revitalize two bulwarks of liberty — the ideas that the federal government’s powers are limited because they are enumerated, and that the enumeration of certain rights does not “deny or disparage others retained by the people.” Both ideas are repudiated by today’s progressives, as they were by TR, whose Bull Moose Party, the result of his bolt from the GOP, convened in Chicago 100 years ago Sunday — Aug. 5, 1912. After leaving the presidency in 1909, TR went haywire. He had always chafed under constitutional restraints, but he had remained a Hamiltonian, construing the Constitution expansively but respectfully. By 1912, however, he had become what the Democratic
Schambra, however, argues that for Root and Lodge, as for today’s tea party, the rights proclaimed in the Declaration and the restrictions the Constitution imposes on government are inseparably linked, as Root said, to ‘the end that individual liberty might be preserved.’” nominee, Woodrow Wilson, was — an anti-Madisonian. Both thought the Constitution — the enumeration and separation of powers — intolerably crippled government. Espousing unconstrained majoritarianism, TR disdained Madison’s belief that the ultimate danger is wherever ultimate power resides, which in a democracy is with the majority. He endorsed the recall of state judicial decisions and by September 1912 favored the power to recall all public officials, including the president. TR’s anti-constitutional excesses moved two political heroes to subordinate personal affection to the pub-
lic interest. New York Sen. Elihu Root had served TR as secretary of war and secretary of state, and was Roosevelt’s first choice to succeed him in 1908. Massachusetts Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge had long been one of TR’s closest friends. Both sided with Taft. As the Hudson Institute’s William Schambra says (in “The Saviors of the Constitution,” National Affairs, Winter 2012, and elsewhere), by their “lonely, principled” stand, Root and Lodge, along with Taft, “denied TR the powerful electoral machinery of the Republican Party, which would almost surely have elected him, and then been turned to securing sweeping alterations” of the Constitution. Wilson won with 41.8 percent of the vote (to TR’s 27.4 percent). Taft won 23.2 percent, carrying only Vermont and Utah, but achieved something far grander than a second term — the preservation of the GOP as an intellectual counterbalance to the Democrats’ thorough embrace of progressivism and the “living” — actually, disappearing — Constitution. Today, many of the tea party’s academic despisers portray it as anti-democratic and anti-intellectual. Actually, it stands, as the forgotten heroes of 1912 did, with Madison, the most intellectually formidable Founder. He created, and the tea party defends, a constitutional architecture that does not thwart democracy but refines it, on the fact that in a republic, which is defined by the principle of representation, the people do not directly decide issues, they decide who will
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Lawrence Fire Chief Jim McSwain said today that he was conYEARS cerned over a AGO series of fires in IN 1987 abandoned buildings. The most recent blaze had been “the third fire like this we have had in that area in the last several months,” said McSwain. “All three times people were there saying there could be people in there because it was used by transienttype people. It is not only dangerous for them, but obviously those structures are dangerous to firefighters who are trying not only to fight the fire, but protect lives.”
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decide. And the things representatives are permitted to decide are strictly circumscribed by constitutional limits on federal power. TR sought to make these limits few — and as flimsy as cobwebs when the people chose to amend them by plebiscitary methods. The New Republic, then a voice of progressivism, ridiculed Root for being “committed to the theory of government, based upon natural rights” — the Declaration of Independence’s theory of pre-political rights. Schambra, however, argues that for Root and Lodge, as for today’s tea party, the rights proclaimed in the Declaration and the restrictions the Constitution imposes on government are inseparably linked, as Root said, to “the end that individual liberty might be preserved.” The GOP’s defeat in 1912 — like that in 1964 under Barry Goldwater, whose spirit infuses the tea party — was profoundly constructive. By rejecting TR, it preserved the Constitution from capricious majorities. When Cruz comes to the Senate, he and like-minded Republicans — Utah’s Mike Lee, Kentucky’s Rand Paul, South Carolina’s Jim DeMint, Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson, Pennsylvania’s Pat Toomey, Florida’s Marco Rubio, and, if they win, Indiana’s Richard Mourdock, Arizona’s Jeff Flake and perhaps some others — can honor two exemplary senatorial predecessors by forming the small but distinguished RootLodge Caucus.
To the editor: The Lawrence/Douglas County League of Women Voters (LWV) commends the City Commission for ignoring calls from a national pressure group opposed to environmental sustainability (Journal-World, July 20). In particular, Jim Mullins, spokesperson for Americans For Prosperity, asked the commission to:
defund our sustainability program
fire its coordinator
withdraw from an organization of local governments pledged to work for sustainability (the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives) and
promise not to follow any recommendations resulting from a United Nations statement on sustainability (Agenda 21). The LWV and many other local citizens helped put our sustainability program in place. We want it supported and expanded, not abolished. Sustainability means leaving the world’s environment to our children in better shape than we found it. AFP says that’s a bad idea because it might violate someone’s property rights. The LWV is also concerned with protecting property rights. We are especially concerned about our rights to use our property and our bodies in a safe environment and not be subjected to pollution. In addition, the AFP may have a hidden agenda in all this. The AFP was founded and funded by the Koch brothers of Wichita and by other petroleum interests, among the largest sources of carbon dioxide pollution worldwide. Combating climate change may not be their primary concern. As all Kansans experience this summer’s record breaking temperatures, we thank the commissioners, city and county, for their continued support for environmental sustainability. Carrie Lindsey, president, League of Women Voters
To the editor: As elections approach we should remember that truth in advertising laws do NOT apply to political campaigns. Imagine what it would be like if they did. Lawsuits would be everywhere. Candidates are allowed to say whatever they want, regardless whether what they claim is based on fact. A possible example of this is the tactic of using the unpopularity of the Affordable Care Act and the common theme of “job killing laws.” What evidence exists that this law would kill jobs? Wouldn’t this act create jobs, particularly in the health field, as millions more Americans will have health care? If this law might kill jobs shouldn’t they explain how? Candidates for offices from county sheriff to mayors to lieutenant governors are claiming that they will end Obamacare. None of these offices can overturn an act of Congress. Are there no other issues that are important? Candidates for state and local offices should campaign explaining how they would execute the office for which they are running, what their qualifications for that office are and what changes they would make. Dennis Stauffer, Lawrence
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An article today described the misconceptions concerning YEARS public and private AGO responsibilities IN 1972 for trees growing in the right-ofway areas of Lawrence streets. Contrary to popular belief, the property owner was legally responsible for trees growing in the strip between the property line and the street. Misunderstandings about this had arisen in the past because of the longstanding city policy of regular tree trimming and occasional tree removal, such as in the case of diseased elms, hundreds of which had been removed by the city since 1963.
From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 3, 1912: YEARS “Accused of arAGO son, Calmer RidIN 1912 dle is being held in the county jail today. He was taken into custody this morning following the rumors that he had started the fire in his home at 625 Vermont street last night. A charge of arson probably will be preferred against the man if the investigation offers sufficient evidence of his having started the blaze.... It is alleged that in the closet where the fire was found, rags saturated in coal oil were lying on the floor. This led to the suspicion that the fire had been set and an investigation followed.... Just what the outcome of this case will be is rather uncertain. Arson cases are very infrequent in Lawrence.” — Compiled by Sarah St. John
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Mostly sunny and very hot
Some sun, a t-storm in the p.m.
Partly sunny, a t-storm possible
Nice with bright sunshine
High 101° Low 72° POP: 20%
High 93° Low 63° POP: 60%
High 88° Low 58° POP: 30%
Wind E 4-8 mph
Wind NNE 4-8 mph
Wind NNW 6-12 mph
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McCook 98/65 Oberlin 97/67
High 92° Low 65° High 100° Low 70° POP: 5% POP: 15%
St. Joseph 98/71 Chillicothe 98/72
Wind SSE 4-8 mph
Grand Island 96/67
Mostly sunny and hotter
Wind SSE 4-8 mph
Kansas City Marshall Manhattan 100/78 98/76 Goodland Salina 100/71 Oakley Kansas City Topeka 98/62 100/74 98/67 100/74 Lawrence 100/76 Sedalia 101/72 Emporia Great Bend 98/78 106/73 102/72 Nevada Dodge City Chanute 102/77 100/71 Hutchinson 104/76 Garden City 106/74 98/69 Springfield Wichita Pratt Liberal Coffeyville Joplin 98/75 106/78 104/74 100/72 100/77 103/77 Hays Russell 98/71 100/72
Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.
Through 8 p.m. Thursday.
Temperature High/low 96°/71° Normal high/low today 89°/68° Record high today 109° in 1918 Record low today 55° in 1974
Precipitation in inches 24 hours through 8 p.m. yest. 0.17 Month to date 0.17 Normal month to date 0.25 Year to date 14.29 Normal year to date 24.79
Today Sat. Today Sat. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Independence 101 76 s 97 69 t Atchison 98 72 s 93 62 t Fort Riley 100 73 s 91 63 t Belton 100 77 s 93 66 t Olathe 100 76 s 93 66 t Burlington 104 73 s 93 64 t Osage Beach 97 75 s 96 70 t Coffeyville 103 77 s 98 70 t Osage City 104 73 s 92 63 t Concordia 98 70 s 85 58 t Ottawa 106 74 s 93 64 t Dodge City 100 71 s 88 59 t Wichita 106 78 s 95 68 t Holton 100 75 s 93 63 t 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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Sat. 6:24 a.m. 8:29 p.m. 9:40 p.m. 9:11 a.m.
As of 7 a.m. Thursday Lake
Clinton Perry Pomona
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Today Cities Hi Lo W Acapulco 91 77 t Amsterdam 71 59 sh Athens 94 76 s Baghdad 117 88 s Bangkok 90 78 c Beijing 85 75 r Berlin 76 59 t Brussels 72 57 sh Buenos Aires 59 43 r Cairo 96 74 s Calgary 69 50 pc Dublin 67 55 r Geneva 78 53 t Hong Kong 93 82 pc Jerusalem 87 67 s Kabul 96 63 s London 72 59 sh Madrid 97 66 s Mexico City 75 55 t Montreal 82 62 pc Moscow 79 59 s New Delhi 86 81 r Oslo 71 54 sh Paris 76 57 pc Rio de Janeiro 82 70 s Rome 88 65 s Seoul 97 79 pc Singapore 87 78 t Stockholm 75 57 pc Sydney 64 39 s Tokyo 90 77 s Toronto 88 68 pc Vancouver 78 62 pc Vienna 86 67 pc Warsaw 86 64 t Winnipeg 78 57 t
Hi 92 73 95 118 87 85 81 73 57 96 79 66 80 91 83 93 70 95 72 87 82 84 63 76 83 90 95 88 72 68 88 92 79 84 81 65
Sat. Lo W 77 t 57 sh 72 s 85 s 80 c 75 t 59 pc 57 sh 43 pc 74 s 57 pc 54 sh 61 t 82 t 66 s 64 s 57 sh 68 s 56 t 71 pc 66 t 79 r 54 c 58 pc 70 s 66 s 81 pc 77 t 55 pc 39 s 77 pc 74 pc 60 s 68 t 61 t 50 sh
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-10s -0s 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s National Summary: Drenching thunderstorms will be scattered about the eastern half of the nation and Four Corners today. Severe storms will rattle the northern Plains. The southern Plains and West Coast will be dry. Today Sat. Today Sat. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Memphis 98 79 t 97 78 pc Albuquerque 96 70 pc 94 69 t Miami 90 78 pc 89 79 t Anchorage 63 53 pc 62 52 c Milwaukee 84 71 pc 89 70 t Atlanta 90 74 pc 89 75 t Minneapolis 88 71 pc 81 62 t Austin 98 75 s 99 74 s 92 72 t 90 74 t Baltimore 94 72 t 94 73 pc Nashville New Orleans 92 76 pc 90 77 pc Birmingham 94 76 pc 89 75 t New York 90 76 pc 90 78 pc Boise 89 58 s 92 61 s 98 73 s 86 63 t Boston 93 73 pc 86 71 pc Omaha 90 73 pc 90 74 t Buffalo 89 71 pc 92 72 pc Orlando 94 74 t 92 75 pc Cheyenne 87 50 t 75 51 pc Philadelphia Phoenix 107 86 pc 107 82 pc Chicago 91 75 pc 93 75 t Pittsburgh 92 68 pc 90 71 pc Cincinnati 92 71 pc 86 71 t Cleveland 90 72 pc 90 72 pc Portland, ME 86 66 pc 83 65 pc Portland, OR 86 63 pc 97 66 s Dallas 106 80 s 102 80 s 97 62 s 99 64 pc Denver 94 56 t 80 58 pc Reno Richmond 94 74 t 91 73 pc Des Moines 96 73 s 87 63 t 93 56 s 87 55 s Detroit 92 71 pc 90 73 pc Sacramento 96 79 s 97 75 pc El Paso 100 76 pc 99 78 pc St. Louis Salt Lake City 91 63 pc 92 67 s Fairbanks 62 50 c 68 49 c 73 65 pc 72 66 pc Honolulu 88 73 pc 88 72 pc San Diego San Francisco 67 54 pc 65 55 pc Houston 96 78 s 95 78 t 80 59 pc 87 62 s Indianapolis 94 73 pc 90 74 pc Seattle Spokane 83 57 s 90 61 s Kansas City 100 76 s 92 66 t Tucson 100 74 pc 100 76 t Las Vegas 100 85 pc 103 85 s 109 81 s 104 77 pc Little Rock 102 78 pc 101 76 pc Tulsa 94 76 t 91 76 pc Los Angeles 78 63 pc 79 63 pc Wash., DC National extremes yesterday for the 48 contiguous states High: Death Valley, CA 118° Low: Bodie State Park, CA 30°
WEATHER HISTORY On Aug. 3, 1980, Dallas, Texas, had its 42nd consecutive day with temperatures at or above 100 degrees.
Heat waves kill how many citizens in the United States each year? 175 on average.
Today 6:24 a.m. 8:30 p.m. 9:10 p.m. 8:06 a.m.
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Perry Lecompton Farmers Market, 4-6:30 p.m., U.S. Highway 24 and Ferguson Road. Julian of Norwich Vespers, 5:15 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1101 Vt. Gayland Titus, 7:3010:30 p.m., The Nest on Ninth, The Oread, 1200 Oread Ave. Imp Comedy Show, 8 p.m., Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. Dave Bostwick, 8 p.m., Cutter’s, 218 E. 20th, Eudora.
Douglas County Fair: Turtle Race, 9 a.m. Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Livestock Judging, 11 a.m. Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival, family day, 1-5 p.m. Barnyard Olympics, 1 p.m. Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival, 5-11 p.m. 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction, 6:30 p.m. Evening Entertainment by Arnie Johnson & The Midnight Special, 7 p.m. Kansas All-Terrain Vehicle Assn. 4-Wheeler Dirt Track Races 7 For a full list of events, see www.dgcountyfair. com
TODAY’S BEST BETS Douglas County Fair: Beef Show, 8:30 a.m. Petting Zoo, 1-10 p.m. Pony Rides, 4-10 p.m. Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival, 6 p.m.midnight Bale Throwing Contest, 6 p.m. Demolition Derby, 7:30 p.m. For a full list of events, see www.dgcountyfair.com “The Greatest Tale Ever Told,” Youth Camp show, open to public, 2:30 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 1501 N.H. League of Women Voters voter outreach at Douglas County Fair, 5-10 p.m., fairgrounds. BridgePointe Summer Concert Series, 6:30 p.m., Bridge Pointe Community Fellowship Hall, 601 W. 29th Terrace. Hall, 803 S. Eighth St.
Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 a.m., Memorial Stadium at KU. Tuesday Farmers’ MarSaturday Farmers’ ket, 4-6 p.m., 1020 Vt. Market, 7-11 a.m., 824 Big Brothers Big SisN.H. ters of Douglas County, League of Women Voters voter outreach at 5:15 p.m., 536 Fireside Lawrence Farmers’ Mar- Court, Suite B. Information meeting for prospective ket, 7-11 a.m., 800 block volunteers. For more inforof New Hampshire Street mation, call 843-7359. Red Dog’s Dog Days Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 7 a.m., Lied Center, entrance from Bob workout, 6 p.m., field near Robinson Gym at KU. Billings and Crestline. Lonnie Ray’s open Red Dog’s Dog Days jam session, 6 p.m. to 10 workout, 7:45 a.m., Lied Center, entrance from Bob p.m., Slow Ride Roadhouse, 1350 N. Third St. Billings and Crestline. Wine Tasting, 6 p.m., Lawrence Flea, 9 a.m.Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass. 4 p.m., Eighth and PennLawrence City Comsylvania streets. Free Cheer Clinic, 9-11 mission meeting, 6:35 p.m., City Hall, 6 E. Sixth a.m., Lawrence GymnasSt. tics and Athletics, 5150 Meet the Author: Clinton Parkway. Louise Krug, author of Great Book Discus“Louise: Amended,” 7 sion Group, “A Defense p.m., Lawrence Public of Poetry (and short Library, 707 Vt. poems)” by Percy BysFree English as a Secshe Shelley, 2-3 p.m., ond Language class, 7-8 Lawrence Public Library, p.m., Plymouth Congrega707 Vt. tional Church, 925 Vt. Americana Music Affordable community Academy Saturday Jam, Spanish class, 7-8 p.m., 3 p.m., Americana Music Plymouth Congregational Academy, 1419 Mass. Church, 925 Vt. Reading and signing: Free swing dancing Kory Kaul, author of “Jury Rig,” 7 p.m., The Raven, 8 lessons and dance, 8-11 p.m., Ecumenical Campus E. Seventh. Hit or Miss, 8 p.m., Cut- Ministries, 1204 Oread ter’s, 218 E. 20th, Eudora. Ave. Poker Night, 8 p.m., Applebee’s, 2520 Iowa. Geeks Who Drink pub quiz, 8 p.m., Phoggy Dog, O.U.R.S. (Oldsters 2228 Iowa. United for Responsible Teller’s Family Night, 9 Service) dance, 6-9 p.m., p.m.-midnight, 746 Mass. Eagles Lodge, 1803 W. Tuesday Night KaSixth St. raoke, 9 p.m., Wayne & Harry and the Potters, Larry’s Sports Bar & Grill, and the Potter Puppet 933 Iowa. Pals, 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Poker tournament, 7 p.m., Johnny’s Tavern, Red Dog’s Dog Days 410 N. Second St. workout, 6 a.m., Memorial Smackdown! trivia, 8 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 Stadium at KU. Dollar Bowling, open to N.H. close, Royal Crest Lanes, Acoustic Open Mic 933 Iowa. Night, free entry, signup Big Brothers Big Sisat 9 p.m., The Casbah, ters of Douglas County, 803 Mass. noon, 536 Fireside Court, League of Women Suite B. Information meetVoters voter outreach ing for prospective volunat Kaw Valley Kickball teers. For more informaLeague Game of the tion, call 843-7359. Week, 8-10 p.m., Hobbs Red Dog’s Dog Days Park, 702 E. 11th St. workout, 6 p.m., field near Robinson Gym at KU. Douglas County Commission meeting, 6:35 Red Dog’s Dog Days p.m., Douglas County workout, 6 a.m., Memorial Courthouse, 1100 Mass. Stadium at KU. Conroy’s Trivia, 7:30 Dollar Bowling, open to p.m., Conroy’s Pub, 3115 close, Royal Crest Lanes, W. Sixth St. 933 Iowa. Blues Jam, 8 p.m., CutRed Dog’s Dog Days ter’s, 218 E. 20th, Eudora. workout, 6 p.m., field near Pride Night, 9 p.m., Robinson Gym at KU. Wilde’s Chateau, 2412 Lawrence Bicycle Club Iowa. Beginners Ride, meet at 6:15 p.m. at Cycle Works, 2121 Kasold Drive, ride Red Dog’s Dog Days begins at 6:45 p.m. workout, 6 a.m., Memorial Lecompton City Council meeting, 7 p.m., Stadium at KU. Thursday Farmers’ Lecompton City Hall, 327 Market, 4-6 p.m., 1121 Elmore St. Wakarusa Drive. Baldwin City Council Cottin’s Hardware meeting, 7:30 p.m., City
THE BROWNIE AND JUNIOR WINNERS of the 2012 food drive during the second week of Hidden Valley’s Girl Scout Day Camp are pictured. Over two weeks, 1,093 food items were donated by campers, teen aides and volunteer unit leaders. All of the collected food was given to Just Food for distribution to local community members in need. Lysette DeBoard, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
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Farmers’ Market, 4-6:30 p.m., behind store at 1832 Mass. Ardys Ramberg at Cottin’s Hardware Farmers’ Market, 4-6:30 p.m., behind store at 1832 Mass. The Open Tap, discussion of a selected religion topic, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Henry’s, 11 E. Eighth St. Lawrence Area Catbackers Fall Fan Kickoff, 6 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass. Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 p.m., field near Robinson Gym at KU. Food Not Bombs free dinner, 6:30 p.m., South Park. Junkyard Jazz Band, 7 p.m., American Legion, 3408 W. Sixth St. Free English as a Second Language class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Affordable community Spanish class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Reading and Signing: Ian Hall, author of “Opportunities: Jamie Leith In Darien,” 7 p.m., The Raven, 8 E. Seventh St. Poker Night, 8 p.m., Applebee’s, 2520 Iowa. Floyd the Barber, 8:30 p.m., Pachamama’s, 800 N.H. Team trivia, 9 p.m., Johnny’s West, 721 Wakarusa Drive. Ladies Night Free Bowling, 9:30 p.m., Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa.
Watkins Community Museum of History exhibits: “The Day After: Living in Fear”; “Get Connected: Sustainable Energy in Douglas County,” “Terror and Triumph: Quantrill’s Raid and the Rebirth of Lawrence”; “John Brown Photo Chronology,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, until 8 p.m. Thursday, 1047 Mass. Freedom’s Frontier exhibit, WednesdaySaturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 1-4 p.m., Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth St. Dole Institute of Politics exhibit: works by political cartoonist Herblock, through Aug. 21, Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday, noon-5 p.m., 2350 Petefish Drive. Lawrence Arts Center Exhibit: Allen Chen, “Over the Rainbow,” through July 29; Monica Vidal, “Tumor & Temple,” through Aug. 18; Amy Kligman, “Special,” though Aug. 18; New Works By Mike Hoffman, through Aug. 18; Mark Slankard, “Toplu: Landscapes Of New Turkish Suburbia,” through Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. MondaySaturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 940 N.H. Lumberyard Arts Center exhibit: Travis Bailey, “From L.A. to the L.A.C.,” 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, through August 11, 718 High St., Baldwin City. Lawrence Public Library storytimes for August: Library storytime, 3:30 p.m. Sundays; Fun with Food storytime 10:30 a.m. Aug. 7, 10, 14 and 17. Lawrence Public Library teen programs for August: Gaming with the Pro, 3 p.m. Wednesdays; Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament, 3 p.m. Aug. 18; Teen Zone Cafe, 4-6:30 p.m. Aug. 17, 24 and 31, PSAT Practice Test, 9:30 a.m.-noon Aug. 25. Lawrence Public Library children’s programs for August: Secret Book Club, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Aug 19.
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ROYALS: Alcides Escobar and K.C. held on to beat Cleveland in 11 innings. 3B TIGERS AT THE TOP Tyrann ‘Honey Badger’ Mathieu and the LSU Tigers were voted No. 1 in the preseason coaches’ poll Thursday. Story on page 2B
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Withey’s Euro trek caps busy summer
Worked out well
By Gary Bedore firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Withey, who traveled to Greece, Germany and Macedonia last summer as a member of Athletes in Action’s all-star basketball team, now gears for an equally exciting adventure — a Sunday through Aug. 14 journey to Switzerland and Paris with Kansas University’s hoops squad. “It’s something we will remember forever,” said 7-foot senior center Withey, who is somewhat of an international travel expert at the age of 22 — he also trekked to France during his high school days at San Diego’s Horizon High. “Not too many times do people get to go to Europe paid for. It’ll be fun to be able to walk around and see everything. We’re going Withey with people we like. We’re all good friends, so it’s pretty much going on a trip with all your friends to a new place.” Withey is the right guy to ask about the differences in culture — and basketball — in Europe versus the U.S. “You’ve got to get used to the bigger key,” he said of the international lane of 16 feet wide, compared to the collegiate lane of 12 feet wide. “Everybody likes to shoot jumpers and it’s a really physical way to play basketball so it’ll be good for us to see the different way to play.” KU will play the Swiss National Team on Tuesday and Wednesday in Fribourg, Switzerland and French Club Teams on Aug. 11-12 in Paris. “It’s going to expand our game and just going out there and experiencing the different food, the different culture, it’s always fun to do that, walking around. The cities are all historic, so it’ll just be a good time,” Withey said. This trip figures to be a bonding experience for the Jayhawks, who have eight true freshmen on the roster to go with two red-shirt frosh. “We lose our two best players in Tyshawn (Taylor) and T-Rob (Thomas Robinson) and so we’re going to be a new, completely different team,” Withey said. “We have eight freshmen, and they each bring something
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KANSAS UNIVERSITY LINEBACKER ANTHONY MCDONALD HITS THE SLED in front of linebackers coach DeMontie Cross during the first day of practice on Thursday near Memorial Stadium.
KU’s offseason conditioning shows at first fall practice By Matt Tait email@example.com
Of all the events that go into offseason conditioning, Kansas University co-captains Dayne Crist and Toben Opurum zeroed in on one number. Forget faster sprint times, bigger biceps muscles or even added stamina. Crist and Opurum’s main focus this summer was to slice into their body fat percentage. Boy, did it work. When the summer conditioning program began, both Jayhawks had a body fat count of 13-14 percent. Thursday morning, when the team kicked off the 2012 season with a back-breaking conditioning test, both players registered right around 10 percent. “I was mad that I didn’t crack nine,” said Crist, who added that the drop was the best of his life. “I got right to 10.2, or something like that. I said I wanted to come back in a couple days and do it, but they wouldn’t let me.” Though generally pleased, Opurum also was a little disappointed by the number.
“I wanted to get down to single digits,” Opurum said. “I was single digits when I was about 235 (pounds). It’s kind of tough to be 245, 250 (and have) single-digit body fat. But that’s what I wanted to drop back down to.” With poor conditioning plaguing the Jayhawks during the past couple of years, starting the season off in “fourthquarter shape” provided a lift for this year’s new-look squad. The general vibe was summed up best by defensive coordinator Dave Campo, who Thursday, got his first extended look at his new team since the end of spring practice. “I think this football team is in shape,” Campo said. “And that’s all you can ask at this point.”
Added Opurum, when asked what it was like to hear that kind of talk from his coaches: “Well, that’s a start. The strength and conditioning staff, that’s the backbone of our team. The fact that our coaches are noticing it on the first day, I think that says a lot.” Perhaps the most encouraging part about the current make-up of the Jayhawks’ roster is that these guys are not finished. Far from it, in fact. The work they put into the offseason not only toned muscles, shed fat and built confidence, but also became contagious. One by one, nearly all of the players who were in Lawrence this offseason replaced remote controls and fast-food runs with extra reps and unyielding effort. “It started kind of slow,” Opurum said. “But you have to kind of show other guys and convince them that if one hour on these one or two extra days can help us become a better team, why would you not want to do it? After hearing and seeing that, we started filling up the weight room.”
What they did there was the more impressive part. “There really were no gray areas,” senior offensive lineman Tanner Hawkinson said. “It was all black and white. We knew that if we bought in and did we were supposed to do we were going to put ourselves in position to win some games and surprise some people. So, really, it was just the motivation of knowing what could happen if we all gave 100 percent throughout the training process.” It was, of course, a lot more detailed than that. Buying in helped, but so did the insanely meticulous workout plans and the head-to-toe emphasis on improving each day. “I’d say it’s just different because we did a lot of workouts that I haven’t done before,” Opurum said. “We really focused on different parts of the body that we haven’t done before. Everything from ankle workouts and shin workouts; we literally would do small stuff like different shoulder circuits to work different parts Please see FOOTBALL, page 3B
Please see WITHEY, page 3B
2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS
Douglas earns U.S. three-peat in gymnastics’ top title LONDON (AP) — Now this is fierce. Gabby Douglas became the third straight American to win gymnastics’ biggest prize when she won the all-around Olympic title on Thursday. She finished with a score of 62.232, about three-tenths ahead of Viktoria Komova of Russia. It’s her second gold medal of the London Games, coming two nights after she and her “Fierce Five” teammates gave the United States its first Olympic team title since 1996. Douglas brought the house down with her energetic floor routine, and U.S. pals Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross jumped to their feet and cheered when she finished. Douglas flashed a smile and coach Liang Chow lifted her off the podium.
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Michael Phelps also had a smile on his face after he added to his medal collection with his first individual gold medal of the London Games. The U.S. star set the tone right from the start to become the first male swimmer to win the same individual event at three straight Olympics, capturing the 200-meter
individual medley for his 20th career medal — and 16th gold. Teammate Ryan Lochte settled for silver and Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh took the bronze. Americans Rebecca Soni (200 breaststroke) and Tyler Clary (200 backstroke) also won. Soni lowered her own world record with a time of 2 minutes, 19.59 seconds in the final. Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands took the 100 freestyle, clocking 53.00 to improve on her own Olympic record. The U.S. men’s basketball team returned to the court and put together a dominant performance in a 156-73 win Gregory Bull/AP Photo against Nigeria. Carmelo Anthony scored U.S. GYMNAST GABRIELLE DOUGLAS ACKNOWLEDGES THE CROWD after 37 points to set the American receiving her gold medal during the artistic gymnastics women’s individual all-around competition, Thursday at the 2012 Summer Olympics in Please see OLYMPICS, page 3B London.
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Dave Barryâ€™s guide to London attempt to cross a street in McClatchy Newspapers London. Over here they drive COMMENTARY on the left side, which means LONDON â€” Perhaps youâ€™ve that you, as an American, never How much money to bring: been watching the Olympics look in the correct direction, on NBC, and youâ€™ve decided A lot. London is expensive. even though there are warnings that youâ€™d like to â€œpop across They use the â€œpound,â€? with painted on the streets saying the pondâ€? to see the games in one dollar equaling (as of this â€œLOOK RIGHTâ€? and â€œLOOK person. I have good news and morning) 0.642962772 pounds, LEFTâ€? and sometimes: â€œYOU bad news for you: which means that you, as an ARE LOOKING THE WRONG â€” The good news is, London American who last paid serious WAY, IDIOT AMERICAN.â€? is a great city to visit. attention to decimals in sixth But hereâ€™s the thing: No matâ€” The bad news is, the grade, will have no earthly idea ter which way you look, the Olympics ended three days ago. what anything actually costs. instant you step out onto the No, thatâ€™s a cheap joke about Also you will develop Ameristreet there will be a car bearNBCâ€™s delayed broadcasts. I can Tipping Anxiety Disease ing down on you from the other promise not to make any more (ATAD), which is this nagging direction. Even if you look in unless I think of one. insecure feeling that you should both directions, swiveling your But London truly is a great be tipping people, although head rapidly back and forth like city. Youâ€™ll love it here, proyouâ€™re never sure whom, or a hyperactive lawn sprinkler, vided that you are not killed how much. Europeans are imyou will fail to see a car hurinstantly (see â€œcrossing the mune to this disease. As far as tling at you from some previstreetâ€?). Hereâ€™s some helpful I can, they never tip anybody. ously unnoticed third direction, information for your visit: Whereas anxious Americans or even a fourth direction, What to pack â€” London are constantly handing random or even the future. London weather can change quickly sums to waiters, police officers, intersections do not obey the from hot and sunny to cold nuns, sheep, etc. This is the normal laws of the space-time and rainy. And thatâ€™s inside foundation of the European continuum. your hotel room. Outside, itâ€™s economy. Taxis â€” London taxis are exeven less predictable. The TV Where to stay in London â€” cellent, but expensive. Because weather people here openly You should stay in a central of the complex London street take drugs on the air. So you location, defined as â€œa location system, you can never go anyshould pack a wide range of where you will never have to where directly; no matter what clothing; that way, no matter cross a street.â€? your destination, you will make what kind of day it is, youâ€™ll be Crossing the street â€” Do many turns and pass the Tower able to put on an outfit that will not cross the street. I cannot of London at least three times, be totally inappropriate minemphasize this enough withand your fare will be 27 pounds utes after you leave the hotel. out resorting to italics: Never (or $1,487, including tip). By Dave Barry
The underground â€” The London Underground was built by the Romans in 410 A.D. to keep the Picts from being able to invade the city without having to change trains at least three times. It is an efficient way to get around when the lines are all working (April 3 through 6, 1954). Getting Olympic tickets â€” This is tricky. At first the Olympic organizers said there were no tickets left, but a big scandal erupted when the Brits saw lots of empty seats on TV. The organizers then scrambled to get tickets to the public, and even started filling empty seats with British Army troops. So your best bet, when you get over here, is to join the British Army, and they might order you to watch an Olympic event. Of course they also might send you to Afghanistan. But at least over there you can probably cross the street. Meeting the Queen â€” The Queen welcomes visiting American tourists. You can meet her by going to Buckingham Palace any weekday between 9 and 4:30 and pounding on the front door with your fist in polite yet firm manner. Donâ€™t forget to give the Queen a tip.