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It has been said a llama can kick a coyote to death. At the moment, I don’t think there are many coyotes shaking in their boots. Currently, you see, llamas are not looking much like the tough guys of the corral. One in particular is parading around a Douglas County 4-H arena with Hawaiian-style umbrellas protruding from its sides while its young leader dances in a crepe-paper skirt. During other parts of the morning, llamas have worn little blue bonnets atop their heads, which look a bit like a camel’s and are capable of spitting like one, too. They have been led through a plastic kiddie pool minus the water. They have walked atop a wooden teeter-totter. They have been forced to step through children’s hula-hoops. Hula-hoops for coyote killers, for crying out loud. What the heck is going on here? It is the 4-H llama show at the Douglas County Fair. In other words, a livestock show that has been crossbred with “The Gong Show.” Perhaps this scene will put it in perspective. Llama show judge and Lawrence resident Carrie Mershon is telling the crowd how the next contest is designed to simulate what a llama may Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photos experience on a trail. At that very moment, a man MATTHEW KELSO, OF EUDORA, AND HIS LLAMA NAMED SPIRIT don “Blues Brothers” cosis setting up two coat-rack tumes Wednesday morning for the llama show at the Douglas County Fair. Kelso won Please see LLAMAS, page 5A the final grand champion llama ribbon.
Final day of the county fair The Douglas County Fair concludes today with a host of events at the fairgrounds at 19th and Harper. The annual 4-H livestock auction begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Arena of the fairgrounds. A musical performance by Arnie Johnson & The Midnight
Special is set for 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., and the Kansas All-Terrain Vehicle Association’s 4-Wheeler Dirt Track Races begin at 7 p.m. at the outdoor arena. Carnival rides by Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival also will be operating from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Jamie Ullery, 47, died from injuries about 2 weeks after head-on crash An attorney for the estate of an Overbrook woman who died from injuries in a January highway crash in Douglas County has filed a lawsuit against several parties seeking $5 million in damages. Jamie J. Ullery, 47, died about two weeks after the 1 p.m. Jan. 3 crash involving two vehicles on U.S. Highway 56 near Worden. A Kansas Highway Patrol report said Ullery was a passenger in a westbound minivan and that the driver, Joann O’Brien, 76, also of
Overbrook, fell asleep and drifted into the eastbound lane before striking an eastbound pickup truck just after O’Brien woke up. According to the suit filed July 26 in Douglas County District Court, Ullery needed in-home care because of a disability, and Ullery’s two caregivers were O’Brien, who the attorney said is also her mother, and the other passenger in the vehicle O’Brien was driving, Alice Beatty, 51, of Independence, Mo. The suit lists O’Brien and Beatty both as defendants, and identifies them both as employees of Wind-
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sor Place At-Home Care, which operates throughout the state. The suit alleges O’Brien and Beatty took Ullery with them to Lawrence that day for a mandatory training session, and that O’Brien suffered from diabetes, which caused her to fall asleep at the wheel on the way home even though she was “cautioned not to drive” before leaving the training session but “failed to heed that warning.” Attorney Linus Baker said he filed the lawsuit on behalf of Tracy Ullery, who is the special administrator of Ja-
mie Ullery’s estate and the father of Jamie Ullery’s son. “We cannot get this settled out of court because it involves a minor,” Baker said. “He’s the sole heir of the estate.” Baker, who said he had conversations with O’Brien before filing the suit, said the home-care program Ullery participated in was designed so that family members could be made into caregivers. Windsor Place operated the care program through a contract with state agencies. The suit lists as defendants
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City leaders are now pointing to 6 million new reasons why they’re excited about a proposed northwest Lawrence recreation complex. A city-hired consulting firm is estimating a new city-owned youth fieldhouse combined with a Kansas University track/ field and soccer complex directly will inject about $6.3 million worth of spending into the Lawrence economy each year. “As we continue to explore additional details about this project, I think we continue to be very encouraged,” said City Manager David Corliss. “The consultants can point to some pretty positive economic activity associated with the facility.” The facility also is growing larger. The new docu- Corliss ments detail the proposed facility has grown from about 172,000 square feet about a week ago to about 181,000 square feet currently. Corliss said the new space is being devoted to additional indoor turf fields that can accommodate indoor soccer leagues. “We think there will be quite a bit of demand for that,” Corliss said. The new report was done by Convention Sports and Leisure International and attempts to estimate the economic impact if the city and KU proceed with plans to build a new sports complex at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway. The report makes several projections, including: Please see CENTER, page 2A
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TOPEKA— A Kansas judge refused Friday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two doctors who are challenging new state regulations for abortion providers, enabling critics of the rules to present evidence at trial that they are unnecessary and burdensome. Attorneys for state officials who could be required to enforce the new rules had asked Shawnee County District Judge Franklin Theis to uphold the regulations as valid without a trial. They argued that the state only must show it has a rational reason — protecting patients’ health — for imposing the COURTS special state health and safety regulations. The judge ruled against the state after an hour-long hearing, saying a review of whether the regulations were reasonable touches on medical questions “way beyond common knowledge.” The rules set minimum requirements for abortion providers’ staff and buildings, specify drugs and equipment they must have on hand, and require them to make their
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REV. DR. JOHN SPENCER MACAULEY The Reverend Doctor John Spencer Macauley of Lawrence, KS died Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Brandon Woods at Alvamar. Memorial services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence. Interment will be in the Trinity Episcopal Columbarium. John was born to John and Ormah Macauley on August 22, 1928 in Wichita, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Paul Macauley. He graduated from Wichita State College and Episcopal Theological Seminary in Cambridge, MA. Ordained an Episcopal priest in 1953, he began his ministry in the Diocese of Kansas as Vicar of St. Paul’s, Marysville and St. Mark’s, Blue Rapids. In 1956 he became Rector of Grace Church, Winfield. In 1962 he ventured to his beloved England to complete a doctoral degree in 17th Century British history at Selwyn College, Cambridge. Upon returning to Kansas, he was named Associate Professor of Religion and History at the Kansas School of Religion at the University of Kansas. Over 39 years, generations of KU students attended his classes in The Life and Teachings of Jesus as well as his survey of Religion and The United States Constitution. Many also received their first experience of Europe in the years John devoted to overseeing various Summer Study Abroad programs. In 2003, John retired from KU and was named Professor Emeritus. During his time in Lawrence, Father John served at Trinity Episcopal Church. First as Assisting Priest (1982 – 1988) to the Reverend Robert Matthews, and upon the death of Father Matthews, as Rector (1988 – 1994). He was instrumental in supporting the founding of Saint Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Lawrence, as well as supporting the Episcopal Canterbury House at KU. He also co-founded the first Episcopal Native American campus ministry
at Haskell University. He was the one of the two priests instrumental in the founding of Bishop Seabury Academy where he served as Chaplain from 1997 – 1999, and as a member of that school’s Board of Trustees. John served on many boards and commissions on behalf of the Diocese of Kansas. John authored Richard Montague Canon of Windsor, Society of Friends of St. George’s and edited The Autobiography of Thomas Secker Archbishop of Canterbury. John was a member of the Ecclesiastical Historical Society, UK and the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church (1965 – 2002). John loved the Church, his family, his many friends around the world, Selwyn College, Cambridge, his parishioners, history, art, genealogy, mystery novels, travel, opera, iced coffee and all sweets, particularly ice cream, chocolate and key lime pie. John is survived by his sons: Ian (Julie) Macauley of Alexandria, VA and Christopher Macauley of San Francisco, CA; his three grandchildren; his friends: The Rev. Cn. Mark and Beth Ann Clevenger, Atlee and Marion Vernon, Dr. Gerald Pees, and Shirley Phillips and his many former students, colleagues and parishioners. The family suggests memorials in his name to the Bishop Seabury Academy and may be sent in care of the WarrenMcElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences may be sent to www. warrenmcelwain.com. Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries. LJWorld.com.
DAYRL E. WRIGHTSMAN Funeral services for Dayrl E. Wrightsman, 87, Linwood are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Wrightsman died Friday at LMH.
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Windsor Place At-Home Care; O’Brien; Beatty; Monte Coffman, who is executive director of Windsor Place At-Home Care; Health Management of Kansas Inc., which obtained insurance for Jamie Ullery’s benefit; and Darren Othick, a 42-year-old Baldwin City man who drove the other vehicle in the crash. Baker in one count of the 10-count the suit alleges that Othick was negligent because as a former police officer he was trained in emergency driving situations to avoid head-on collisions by swerving to the
right or off the roadway. Baker claims instead he moved his truck to the left of the center line to try to avoid a collision. Othick and his two children, ages 10 and 12, were also injured in the crash. “Driving into a ditch or off the roadway is far less dangerous than driving into the opposing lane of traffic,” Baker wrote. The Kansas Highway Patrol report — which listed O’Brien’s inattention and falling asleep as contributing factors — stated that she woke up and tried to slam on her brakes before the crash, but it was too late. The suit alleges O’Brien returned to the correct lane, but then she swerved back left because Othick’s ve-
opment that is expected to occur on the property near the recreation complex. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A City officials have released a new memo that estimates about 180,000
More than $6.3 mil- square feet of retail devellion would be spent each opment could be housed year by visitors of the on the approximately 130 sports complex, ranging acres that are adjacent to from new hotel bookings the complex. to restaurant purchases The city memo enviand gasoline sales. Us- sions a mix of restaurants, ing a common “economic convenience stores and multiplier,” the consults at least two larger retailproject the spending from ers of about 65,000 square the recreation center will feet apiece. generate another $3 milThe new report also belion of indirect spending gins to shed some light on in the community, bring- how much it may cost to ing the total annual eco- operate the new facility. nomic impact of the facil- The hired consultants esity to about $9.2 million. timate the total complex
The report projects — both the city and KU the facility will host about portions — would cost 34 tournaments a year, about $2.2 million a year and about to operate . 25 ticketThe report The main reason ed events, we need to be doing projects such as KU the facilsoccer and this is to meet the ity would track and recreation needs of generate field events. our community.” roughly
Projecenough tions call m o n e y for about — City Commissioner Hugh Carter t h r o u g h 355,000 fees, conpeople a cession year to use both the field- sales, event advertising house and KU’s outdoor and other revenue to covfacilities. The report es- er its costs. timates about 20 percent Corliss, however, has of those visitors will need developed his own estiovernight lodging, creat- mate for operating the ing about 9,500 new room city-owned fieldhouse nights annually for the and is projecting fewer city’s hotel industry. expenses but also less rev The report notes the enue. project will not directly Corliss and his staff pay for itself. The re- estimate the fieldhouse port estimates that direct will have about $960,000 spending generated by the in operating expenses. recreation center will add Those estimates include about $8 million in new funding for nine full-time hotel guest taxes and sales employees at the center taxes to the city’s coffers and about 15 part-time over a 30 year period. As employees. Corliss is esticurrently proposed, the mating the fieldhouse will city will pay $24 million generate about $615,000 a for the facility over a 20 year in revenue. Corliss year period. is proposing to cover the But Corliss said the approximately $350,000 city-commissioned study a year shortfall through does not attempt to es- money that is generated timate new tax revenue by an already-approved that would be generated sales tax that funds sevby additional retail devel- eral recreation projects.
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records available for inspection at the state’s request. The regulations apply to any office, clinic or hospital that performs five or more elective abortions a month. The state Department of Health and Environment imposed the regulations last year, weeks after the state enacted a law requiring providers to obtain an annual license. But the rules haven’t been enforced because of the lawsuit, and both sides expect the Kansas Supreme Court to ultimately settle the issue. Attorneys for fatherdaughter physicians Herbert Hodes and Traci Nauser argued that a pretrial ruling in the state’s favor would unfairly prevent them from presenting evidence that could prove crucial when the Supreme Court reviews the case. Hodes and Nauser perform abortions at their office in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park and filed the lawsuit. During Friday’s hearing, Theis also questioned
hicle was traveling in the wrong lane. Then the vehicles “appear to have collided in the middle of the roadway.” “By Othick traveling in O’Brien’s lane, Othick deliberately gambled that O’Brien would not obey the law,” Baker wrote in the petition. Attempts to reach Coff-
whether the health department’s administrative record spells out the justification for the rules. “I have to say, ‘Whoops, where is it?’” the judge said. “That doesn’t exist here.” The rules also require each abortion facility to have a physician as a medical director, and each doctor terminating pregnancies to have privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. Only doctors, nurses or physician assistants could administer medications, and procedure and recovery rooms would have to be kept at between 65 and 75 degrees. Patients would have to remain in a recovery room for up to an hour after an abortion. Critics contend the rules are deliberately burdensome to discourage doctors’ offices and clinics from performing abortions. But supporters contend the rules will compel providers to fulfill promises that legal abortions will be safe. Troy Newman, president of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue, called Theis’ decision “pretty pathetic” and said the two doctors’ tactics against the regulations and dragging the case on endanger women.
man and Darren Othick were not successful Friday. Chief District Judge Robert Fairchild has not scheduled any hearings in the case. — Reporter George Diepenbrock can be reached at 832-7144. Follow him at Twitter.com/gdiepenbrock.
L AWRENCE J OURNAL -W ORLD City officials, though, said the operational expenses of the project may need more study. Johnson County Parks and Recreation, for instance, spends about $1 million a year to run its New Century Fieldhouse, which is less than half the size of the proposed Lawrence fieldhouse. “We can’t be 100 percent certain on our operating expenses, but that is one area that can produce some variables, so we want to really look into that,” said City Commissioner Hugh Carter. The proposed project, though, has good support on the City Commission. Mayor Bob Schumm and City Commissioner Mike Dever have both been deeply involved in negotiations with developers Duane and Steve Schwada, who are proposing to donate the 50 acres of ground the facility would sit upon, and with Lawrence developer Thomas Fritzel, who is working with KU on the outdoor components. On Friday, Carter said he also is very supportive of the project. He said the new economic estimates are another reason to support the project, but not the main reason the community should get behind the idea. “The main reason we need to be doing this is to meet the recreation needs of our community,” Carter said. “That’s the main reason we are building this. The tournaments and visitors we can attract will be gravy for the community.” City commissioners will receive a variety of briefings on the recreation center project at their Tuesday meeting, but they are not scheduled to take any formal votes related to zoning or financial commitments towards the project. — City reporter Chad Lawhorn can be reached at 832-6362. Follow him at Twitter.com/clawhorn_ljw.
Hodes and Nauser had also filed a separate lawsuit in federal court, but after winning an early order blocking the regulations, dropped it in favor of the lawsuit in state court. The defendants in the suit are Gov. Sam Brownback’s health secretary, Robert Moser, Attorney General Derek Schmidt and District Attorney Steve Howe in Johnson County, where the doctors have their office. Stephen McAllister, a Lawrence attorney and Kansas University Law professor who serves as the state’s solicitor general, argued during the hearing that only the state’s highest court can settle some issues, such as whether the Kansas Constitution recognizes a right to privacy protecting access to abortion. “The question is whether we want to go there sooner or later,” McAllister said. “The state’s view is, let’s get there now.” The doctors’ attorneys said a quick pretrial ruling would bring legal issues to the Supreme Court “piecemeal” and could result in the case moving back and forth several times between Theis and the high court.
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GARY RUSSELL RAMS HIS CAR into another driver’s vehicle during the first heat of the Demolition Derby on Friday at the Douglas County Fair.
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Drivers were scrambling to get their cars up to snuff minutes before the Demolition Derby was scheduled to start Friday. They were removing bolts, cutting metal and detaching plates — all violations of the of Douglas County Fair’s Demolition Derby rules. “The rules, there are holes in them called gray areas,” said Nick Rockhold, 22, who has been a derby driver for six years. “You try to push the gray area … to make your car stronger because it’s not specifically spelled out in the
rules. Everything is up to the officials. They look at your car, and if they find something that’s not supposed to be there, then you have to fix it or you don’t run.” Six officials inspected derby cars. And some cars didn’t make the cut. But Rockhold was not worried. Wearing a Kansas University shirt with the sleeves cut off, Rockhold stood near his car before the event, a composed look on his face. About an hour later, when officials signaled the start of the derby, that composed look surely slid away. For Rockhold, the Demolition Derby is a way of vent-
ing frustrations. Legal road rage, you could say. “It helps me get rid a bunch of aggression,” Rockhold said. “You get to go out and just beat everyone up and just bang, and the look in people’s eyes when you’re coming for them — they get to be about the size of softballs.” For similar reasons, Cody Anno, of Lawrence, has been running in derbies for five years. But Anno’s interest in derbies bloomed long before that. His father competed, and Anno has been watching the mud-slinging, noisy competition since he was knee high. Competing has only
strengthened Anno’s love for derbies. “I do it for the adrenaline rush,” Anno said. The first heat of the Demolition Derby started around 8 p.m., the sun still setting. Thousands of people watched as the first batch of cars careened and crashed into one another. Smoke billowed from hoods, and engines chugged and crackled. One car caught fire. Drivers get bruises and whiplash, but serious injuries are rare. And because of that, Rockhold rarely gets nervous. “It’s just another day at the office,” he said.
The contest for the Democratic nomination in the state’s 2nd Congressional District got a little hotter Friday. Robert Eye, a Lawrence attorney, issued a recorded telephone message to voters, criticizing his opponent Tobias Schlingensiepen, a pastor from Topeka. Eye, Schlingensiepen and Ottawa farmer Scott Barnhart are running in Tuesday’s primary for the Democratic nod to take on U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, who is seeking her third term. Eye’s recorded message asks, “Who is my opponent, Tobias Schlingensiepen? For all we know, he is just another Lynn Jenkins.” Eye continues, “When asked to debate, he said he was too busy.” Eye added that voters don’t know where Schlingensiepen stands on the issues. Schlingensiepen dismissed Eye’s effort as “a last-minute game of gotcha, and that’s what the voters are tired of. I’m preparing to fight a winning campaign against Lynn Jenkins.” Schlingensiepen added, “The real facts are that we have vigorously debated numerous times. If you want to see one of the debates, all you have to do is go to the Lawrence JournalWorld website.” Schlingensiepen was referring to a Lawrence candidate forum that the three candidates participated in sponsored by the Voter Education Coalition and 6News. Video of the forum is posted on the Journal-World website, LJWorld.com. Eye said forums where the candidates have appeared didn’t have interaction among the candidates. — Statehouse reporter Scott Rothschild can be reached at 785-423-0668.
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ballot for retention vote By George Diepenbrock firstname.lastname@example.org
All three Douglas County district judges who face retention votes in the November general election have filed paperwork seeking to serve four more years on the bench. According to the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office, judges Michael J. Malone, Paula Martin and Kay Huff have filed to be on the Nov. 6 ballot. In Douglas County, judges are appointed by the governor, who is given three names by a local nominating commission. Judges face a yes or no
Martin Malone retention vote in the first general election after they have been on the bench for a year. If they are retained, they face a vote again every four years. Malone, a former Douglas County district attorney, was originally appointed to the bench in 1982. He served as a chief judge from 1990 to 2002. Martin was appointed
as a judge in 1994. Both Malone and Martin handle criminal and civil cases as well as care and treatHuff ment matters. Malone also handles small-claims appeals, while Martin takes traffic appeals. Huff is the county’s newest judge, appointed by Gov. Mark Parkinson in 2010. She is facing her first retention vote and handles criminal, divorce, limited civil, care and treatment, Please see JUDGES, page 4A
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Speak now or forever hold your peace. Douglas County Commission will have a public comment session on its proposed 2013 budget at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday on the second floor of the County Courthouse, 1100 Mass. The hearing is a formality in the budget-approval process, which mainly wrapped up July 16. That’s when the three commissioners agreed to a budget with a flat mill levy — meaning tax assessments stay the same. The commission can cut items out of the budget, but it cannot increase
spending in the document. The budget that commissioners gave preliminary approval to and will give final consideration to on Wednesday adds three county jobs and increases funding for the Lawrence Community Shelter, the Ballard Community Center and the Humane Society. County Administrator Craig Weinaug, who created the original budget proposal, had hoped for a high reserve, especially in the capital improvement plan, to brace the county for what he feels will be a major financial shortfall next year. That shortfall, he said, will be caused by state funding cuts and a normalization
of currently inflated property values. Other items on the commission’s agenda for Wednesday:
Emergency management wants to further continue the burn ban. The ban has been in effect since July 25 and was renewed last week.
Public discussion of a plan to give a small tract of property next to the United Way building (which the county owns) to Tenets to Homeowners to build some housing for seniors. This process — the county handing over the land, at least — is all but done.
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Joe: Cobra 242 105 NCIS h NCIS h White Collar h Barter Storage Storage 265 118 Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Barter Pawn Pawn Pawn Combat Combat Forensic Forensic Pawn Pawn 246 204 Pawn 254 130 ››› Scarface (1983) h Al Pacino. ››› Scarface (1983) h Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer. 247 139 Big Bang Big Bang ›› The House Bunny (2008) h Anna Faris. › Just Married (2003) h Ashton Kutcher. 237 129 Housewives/NJ ›› The Wedding Planner (2001) ›› The Wedding Planner (2001) Griffith Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond King King King 304 106 Griffith 269 120 Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars 244 122 Malibu Shark Attack Shark Week (2012) Patrick Bergin, Yancy Butler. ›› Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus (2010) h BrandX Louie Wilfred 248 136 ›››‡ The Hurt Locker (2008) h Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie. Wilfred 249 107 Semi-Pro ››› Wedding Crashers (2005) h Owen Wilson. ››‡ Office Space (1999) Ron Livingston. Sex-City The Soup Chelsea Fashion Police h 236 114 ››› Unfaithful (2002) h Richard Gere, Diane Lane. Redneck Vacation 327 166 National Lamp. Redneck Island h Redneck Island h Redneck Island h 329 124 ›› Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) Kimberly Elise. ››› The Best Man (2005) Stuart Townsend. 335 162 Music Moments ››› Marley (2012) The story of reggae superstar Bob Marley. Behind the Music Nas. Music Ghost Adventures: The Beginning Ghost Adventures Ghost Adventures 277 215 Ghost- Moment 20/20 on TLC (N) 20/20 on TLC (N) 280 183 20/20 on TLC (N) 20/20 on TLC h 20/20 on TLC h 252 108 ››› Spanglish (2004) h Adam Sandler, Téa Leoni. Premiere. Drop Dead Diva h ››› Spanglish (2004) The Perfect Neighbor (2005) Perry King. The Perfect Child 253 109 The Perfect Child (2007) Rebecca Budig. Iron Chef America 231 110 Chopped h Chopped h Chopped h Chopped h Design Grt Rooms High Low Hunters Hunt Intl Hunters Hunt Intl Grt Rooms High Low 229 112 Design Big Time iCarly Yes, Dear Yes, Dear Friends Friends Friends Friends 299 170 Victorious Rock Tron Motorcity Motorcity Buttowski Buttowski Phineas Phineas Ultimate Motorcity 292 174 Tron Good Luck Code 9 Shake It Gravity Austin ANT Farm Jessie Phineas Good Luck 290 172 Jessie Home Mov. King of Hill King of Hill Family Guy Dynamite Boondocks Bleach (N) Deadman 296 176 Percy Jackson I, Caveman: Stone Age I, Caveman: Great Hunt I, Caveman: Stone Age I, Caveman: Great Hunt 278 182 World End? 311 180 ››› Mean Girls (2004) h Lindsay Lohan. ››› Mean Girls (2004) h Lindsay Lohan. ›› Mean Girls 2 Inside the Vietnam War 276 186 Inside the Vietnam War Restrepo: Afghan Outpost h 312 185 The Wedding Dress Undercover Bridesmaid (2012) Brooke Burns. ››‡ The Engagement Ring (2005) h 282 184 My Cat From Hell (N) Bad Dog! (N) h Tanked h Bad Dog! h Tanked h Hour of Power Graham Classic Not a Fan Travel 372 260 In Touch ››› Amazing Grace Living Right The Journey Home Daily Mass: Our Lady 370 261 ››› Lourdes (2009) Sylvie Testud. Rosary No Missing Link IYC Fraud Fa. Pick. Good Food No Missing Link IYC Fraud Book TV Book TV: After Words Book TV Book TV 351 211 Book TV 350 210 Washington This Week Wicked Attraction (N) Happily Never After (N) Wicked Attraction Wicked Attraction 285 192 Wicked Attraction 287 195 ››› PT 109 (1963, Biography) Cliff Robertson, Ty Hardin. ››› PT 109 (1963) Cliff Robertson. Sweetie Pie’s Sweetie Pie’s Sweetie Pie’s Sweetie Pie’s 279 189 Sweetie Pie’s 362 214 Lifeguard! Lifeguard! Twist Fate Twist Fate Weather Center Live Twist Fate Twist Fate Lifeguard! Lifeguard! General Hospital General Hospital General Hospital Brothers & Sisters 262 253 General Hospital How to Marry 256 132 ›››› Some Like It Hot (1959) Tony Curtis. ›››‡ Bus Stop (1956) Marilyn Monroe. Bri 501 300 ››› Puss in Boots (2011) ››› Hanna (2011) h Saoirse Ronan. True Blood h 515 310 ››‡ Unknown (2011) Strike Back ›‡ Answers to Nothing (2011) Dane Cook. Strike Back Episodes L Word 545 318 ›› Godzilla (1998) ››‡ Piranha (2010) Elisabeth Shue. Kevin Nealon: Whelmed Weeds Pretty 535 340 ››‡ Batman Returns (1992) Michael Keaton. ›› The Jackal (1997) Bruce Willis, Richard Gere. You Again 527 350 ››› Secretariat (2010) ›› Bad Teacher (2011) ›› Tron: Legacy (2010) Jeff Bridges.
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Young actors’ wishes granted at camp
I would like to know what the least amount of money is you have to give the Williams Fund to be able to get a parking pass, either for football or basketball.
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Vote on approval of an agreement with the city on funding for emergency communications. This isn’t to hire additional dispatchers, which the county, but not the city, supports; it’s an agreement on funding for the new 911 system.
Consideration on an amendment to the building permit code for home business sites. More information on the agenda can be found at bit.ly/Mo4RaR.
Jennifer Berquist, associate athletics director/Williams Fund, said the minimum is $100. For more information on the Williams Fund and the various levels of donations, visit bit.ly/STcQM3.
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AUDIENCE MEMBERS WATCH AS THE FAIRY GODMOTHER, right, played by Reece Wohlford, speaks to an assemblage of various fairy tale characters during Theatre Lawrence’s youth theatre camp performance of “The Greatest Tale Ever Told” on Friday. In addition to learning dance moves and their lines, campers helped in finishing the script of the play, and many designed their own costumes.
Fired official gets state pension TOPEKA (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration has called for an investigation into whether a fired state worker should have been allowed to buy an extra year of service credit to become eligible for a pension from Kansas’ strained retirement system fund. Dennis Casarona was fired in March as deputy commissioner with the Juvenile Justice Authority after nine years working for
Injured pedestrian cited for jaywalking
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Shelby Miller, student, Baldwin City “I like to tear stuff up. I also like the competitive aspect — I’ve been competitive since I was a baby.”
Nick Rockhold, student, Lawrence “It helps me get rid of a bunch of aggression.”
A 21-year-old Lawrence man was cited for jaywalking after he was injured Thursday afternoon when he was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross 24th Street. Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence police spokesman, said Yiwen Yin got off a Kansas University bus in the 1400 block of West 24th Street about 4:48 p.m. Thursday and started to cross the street in front of the bus. Yin, who was not in a crosswalk, was struck by a — Reporter George Diepenbrock can westbound vehicle driven be reached at 832-7144. Follow him at by a 23-year-old Lawrence Twitter.com/gdiepenbrock. man, McKinley said.
and protection from abuse and stalking cases. Statewide, the deadline for judges who face retention to file for the general election is noon Monday. Malone filed in June; Huff and Martin completed paperwork in late July, according to the secretary of state’s office. The remaining three Douglas County judges — Robert Fairchild, Peggy Kittel and Sally Pokorny — do not face retention votes until 2014.
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Yin was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Pilot hurt in crash of crop duster SCOTT CITY (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says the pilot of a crop duster was injured when his plane crashed in a field in the southwestern part of the state. The crash happened Friday morning in rural Finney County, about 15 miles south of Scott City. The patrol identified the pilot as 64-year-old John Crist, of Garden City.
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• A 44-year-old Lawrence woman pleaded no contest Friday to two counts of domestic battery after prosecutors accused her in May of cutting a man’s hand with a steak knife. According to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, District Judge Sally Pokorny ordered Marjorie Freeman to serve one year on probation and complete intervention training for domestic violence. Police in May said the incident occurred about 1 a.m. on May 14 in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane. She was initially charged with aggravated battery before she entered a plea to the two misdemeanors on Friday. If she’s found to violate terms of her probation, Pokorny ordered Freeman to serve a six-month jail sentence minus 19 days she’s already spent in custody. • Douglas County prosecutors Friday filed two aggravated assault charges against a 27-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man accused of displaying a handgun Thursday during a domestic dispute in the 1600 block of Haskell Avenue.
PUMP PATROL Cody Anno, student, Carbondale “I do it for the adrenaline rush.”
voring Casarona. “KPERS appears to be making up the rules as they go along in regards to purchase of service credit by terminated employees,” Kotich said in documents obtained by The CapitalJournal through the state Open Records Act. He indicated the transaction involving Casarona was “potentially a very serious mishandling of already limited KPERS funds.”
Judges Derby Miller, student, Baldwin City “I like building cars and trying new things to see if it works.”
the state. He was allowed to buy a 10th year of service, which allowed him to meet the 10-year threshold needed to qualify for a pension from the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported Friday. A.J. Kotich, chief counsel for the Kansas Department of Administration, said a review of the case found “absolutely no legal authority to support KPERS interpretation” fa-
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Prosecutors accused Aaron J. Epps of threatening a 17-year-old juvenile and another man with the gun during the incident. He also faces a misdemeanor domestic battery count for having physical contact with a woman. Police said they arrested Epps on Thursday after they were called about 3:10 p.m. to an apartment in the area about a disturbance. Officers determined a domestic dispute occurred between Epps and woman at the apartment. The juvenile tried to intervene and assist the female when Epps allegedly threatened him with the weapon. A judge set his bond at $7,000. His next hearing is scheduled for Monday. • A 45-year-old Ottawa man has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor obstruction in connection with a road rage incident in March northwest of Baldwin City. According to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, Anthony R. Hurtado entered the plea Friday, and District Judge Michael Malone sentenced him to serve 18 months on unsupervised probation. He also must pay court costs and a $200 fine.
HOSPITAL BIRTHS Miranda and Heath Cummings, Lawrence, a girl, Friday. Maggie and Ryan Sparke, Lawrence, a girl Friday. Mathew and Tamara Johnson, Lawrence, a girl, Friday.
He faces 60 days in jail if he’s found to violate terms of his probation. Prosecutors originally charged Hurtado with aggravated assault and accused him of displaying a pistol during the incident the afternoon of March 8 near East 1600 and North 400 roads. Sheriff’s officials the day of the incident said one vehicle went into a ditch in the area, and then that driver approached the driver of a second vehicle in the area, later identified as Hurtado, who allegedly displayed a gun. No one was arrested that day, and Hurtado was charged more than a week later.
The Journal-World does not print accounts of all police reports filed. The newspaper generally reports: • Burglaries, only with a loss of $1,000 or more, unless there are unusual circumstances. To protect victims, we generally don’t identify them by name. • The names and circumstances of people arrested, only after they are charged. • Assaults and batteries, only if major injuries are reported. • Holdups and robberies.
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MATTHEW KELSO, OF EUDORA, SHOWS OFF his llama “Spirit” during llama judging for this year’s Douglas County Fair llama show Wednesday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Kelso won the final grand champion llama ribbon.
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like poles on the “trail.” Each pole has attached to it numerous pool “noodle” floaties — you know, those colorful foam tubes that are designed to keep children afloat in a swimming pool but also double as a pummeling device. Come to find out, the llamas must walk between the poles while the floaties do a number upon the llama’s head and neck. If I have learned one thing from this llama show, it is this: If you ever find yourself on a llama trail, be afraid, very afraid. Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photo Actually, I take it back. I’m pretty sure I’ve also learned next year.) fies that why llamas kick coyotes to It has long been known she means llamas are death: frustration. the first auction for a wonderful at being shown 4-H’er is tough. at educational events at
“The young kids get at- schools, nursing homes, Perhaps 7-year-old Mat- tached to their animals, hospitals and such. The thew Kelso knew it would and when that animal next event is designed to come to this — llamas on leaves the auction ring, highlight those skills. It playground equipment — they know they’ll never is during this event that a when his mother dragged see it again,” Kelso said. blue bonnet is tied to the him to his first 4-H meetCome to find out, last head of the llama. This is ing. auctions aren’t too easy meant to simulate … well, “I kicked and screamed either. really, I don’t know what the whole way,” Kelso said. “At the auction, you that simulates. Kelso is no longer a see your whole summer’s But other tasks are more 7-year-old. He is a recent worth of work come to an self-evident. At one stagraduate of Eudora High end in about five minutes’ tion a child jumps out of School, and is heading off time,” Kelso said. “For a chair and takes a picture to Kansas State Univer- me, it will be 12 years that of the llama. At another sity. That makes this his come to an end.” station, the llama stops last Douglas County Fair while its leader shuffles
as a 4-H’er. He is one of through a deck of playing Llama judge Mershon cards. This, of course, is to just four participants in this year’s llama show, tells the crowd that the train the llama to be a parbut Kelso also is compet- next event will demon- ticipant in the community ing in 10 other categories strate the “public rela- event known as the World — ranging from rabbits to tions” skills of llamas. She Series of Poker, where cookies — this fair season. said surprisingly llamas a llama almost certainly His last act as a 4-H’er are pros at the art of P.R. would be a tough competiwill come today, as he and are great out in the tor to stare down across a participates in the annual community, which led me table. livestock auction where to believe that perhaps a Actually, I’m now told, club members sell their llama was going to be the llamas are not learning to animals. (Kelso will be next chair of the United play poker. The point of the selling a steer, not the lla- Way fundraising drive or exercise was to show how ma, which will be shown something like that. still a llama could stand by his younger brother But no, Mershon clari- while its owner sorted
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through a deck of cards to find the queen of hearts. Llamas can be trained to be patient, but Mershon said they also can train their owners to be patient. In fact, that may be one of their greatest gifts. “Working with llamas translates well to dealing with people,” Mershon said. “It teaches you to regulate your emotions because if you get impatient and stressed, the llamas are going to get stressed.” But Mershon said that’s why she believes properly training a llama can be more rewarding than any other type of livestock activity. You’re not just building muscle memory when you train a llama. You’re also learning to build something that comes in pretty handy outside a llama ring. “We don’t just do these obstacles because they’re fun,” Mershon said. “It really is about learning how to build trust. When you get llamas to do all these things that are unnatural to them, they do it because they trust their leaders.”
It is the final minutes of Kelso’s final llama show. Kelso already has been named grand champion in three of the four categories held so far. He and his llama, Spirit, excelled on the obstacle course, they were pros in the public relations division, and they easily conquered the pool floaties in the pack category. So, it has come down to this: the costume category. Yes, the llama show has one event that organizers don’t really even attempt to explain. The costume category — where both the animal and its leader wear a themed outfit —
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isn’t officially recognized by the organization that sanctions llama shows, the judge notes. “But it sure is fun,” Mershon quickly tells the crowd. Kelso is the final performer of the show, and he comes dressed in a Blues Brothers outfit and has the movie’s famous theme song blaring over the ring’s PA system. But wait a second, the llama is wearing an actual suit jacket as well — two llama hoofs sticking out of a buttoned blazer. Kelso wins his final grand champion llama ribbon, and extra words of praise from Mershon. “Wow,” Mershon says. “I don’t know if I have ever seen anyone get a jacket on a llama.” Well, there was that Christmas party … but no, I don’t think I have either. Kelso and his llama started practicing it three times a week all summer long. The fact that it actually worked on show day clearly makes him proud, and causes his mind to flash back to the beginning. “It is fun,” Kelso said, “to think back to that quiet 7-year-old and to look at what I am today.” A man who puts a jacket on a llama. But that is fitting. In a sense, that is what 4-H is all about. “When I joined 4-H, I tried something new,” Kelso said. “I wasn’t quite sure I would like it, but I’ve loved it. Every 4-H’er, everybody really, should be willing to try something new.” As for what the llamas thought of all this, I think they’re looking for a coyote to kick.
BRIEFLY 12 Kansas lakes have harmful algae TOPEKA — About a dozen Kansas lakes currently have harmful blue-green algae blooms. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says warnings are in place about algae blooms at Harvey County East Lake, Harvey County West Park Lake, Logan City Lake, Great Bend’s Memorial/ Veterans Lake, Johnson County’s South Lake Park and McPherson County State Fishing Lake. The state lifted warnings and advisories for Milford Reservoir, Lake Scott State Park and Marion Reservoir. The warnings mean the lakes contain high levels of the algae and contact with the water is prohibited. Advisories mean direct contact with the water is discouraged.
Cities trying to curb water use
SALINA — About 40 Kansas cities have either required citizens to conserve water, or are considering doing so. The conservation effort comes as a drought continues to bake the state, prompting Gov. Sam Brownback to place all of the state’s 105 counties in the emergency drought stage. Ellsworth is one of the cities that has banned outdoor watering, starting this week. The Salina Journal reports several cities, including Lawrence, Dodge City, Leawood, Emporia, — City reporter Chad Lawhorn can be Seneca and Topeka are askreached at 832-6362. Follow him at ing residents to voluntarily Twitter.com/clawhorn_ljw. conserve water.
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Agenda highlights • 6:35 p.m. Tuesday • City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets • Knology Channel 25 • Meeting documents online at lawrenceks.org
City to consider $6M agreement on dispatch center improvements
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City commissioners will consider approving an agreement with Douglas County that will fund $6 million worth of improvements to the city’s Emergency Communications and Dispatch Center.
The improvements will allow the center to stay in compliance with new federal regulations related to radio frequencies used by dispatch centers and first responders. The city will
pay up to $3.09 million for the improvements, while the county will pay up to $4.2 million. The city plans to pay its share of the project in three annual installments.
12, approximately 1.74 acres from IG (General Industrial) to IL (Limited Industrial), 2645 Haskell Ave., for the VFW. Submitted by Landplan Engineering, for Hedge Tree LLC, property owner of record. Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8774, to rezone (Z-5-9-12) approximately 1.74 acres from IG (General Industrial) to IL (Limited Industrial), at 2645 Haskell Ave., for the VFW. • Approve rezoning, Z-1200021, approximately 6.87 acres from RSO (Single-Dwelling Residential-Office) District and CS (Commercial Strip) District to the CO (Office Commercial) District, located at 2000 Bluffs Drive. DST Realty of Lawrence Inc, property owner of record. Initiated by City Commission on June 12. Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8775, to rezone approximately 6.87 acres from RSO (Single-Dwelling ResidentialOffice) District and CS (Commercial Strip) District to the CO (Office Commercial) District, located at 2000 Bluffs Drive. • Concur with the Traffic Safety Commission on its recommendations on the following items: a) Concur on recommendation for a pedestrian hybrid beacon on Kentucky Street at 18th Street (TSC item No. 2; approved 8-0 on June 4). No funding is currently available for this improvement. b) Deny the request for a traffic calming device at 4104 Harvard Road (TSC item No. 3; approved 8-0 on June 4). c) Deny the request to permit parking on Indiana Street between Sunflower Road and
17th Street (TSC item No. 4; approved 8-0 on June 4). • Receive request for public financial support for Cider Building improvements, located in the 800 block of Pennsylvania; refer to staff for report. • Approve user fee policy and receive update on review of fees. • Approve a temporary use of public right-of-way permit for the closure of Massachusetts Street between North Park Street and South Park Street from 7 a.m.– 6 p.m. Sept. 9 for the annual Fall Arts and Crafts Festival. • Accept Federal-Aid HSIP Funds for FY2014-2015 in the amount of $200,000 and allocate $20,000 as the City’s match to reconstruct the traffic signal at Ninth and Kentucky streets, and accept HSIP Funds in the amount of $500,000 and allocate $50,000 as the city’s match to widen Ninth Street between Emery Road and Michigan Street and modify traffic signals as needed; the city’s match to be paid from the capital improvement reserve fund. • Authorize staff to distribute a request for proposals to solicit the services of a marketing firm to assist in development and implementation of a marketing plan and campaign to attract retirees to Lawrence and Douglas County. • Authorize the mayor to sign two releases of mortgage for Danette Michaels, 945 Highland Drive. • Receive city manager’s report.
take place in South Park: a.) Consider approving a Temporary Use of Public Right-of-Way Permit for the 2012 Bike MS event from 5 a.m. Sept. 22 through noon Sept. 23, allowing the closure of Massachusetts Street between North Park Street and South Park Street, North Park Street from Massachusetts Street to Vermont Street, and the Community Building parking lot. Consider donation of police and fire medical services in support of the event. b.) Conduct a public hearing regarding the sale of alcohol at the Hot Rod Hullaballoo on Aug. 11, the Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championship on Aug. 25-26, and the Bike MS event Sept. 22-23. • Conduct public hearing on 2013 Budget and consider the following items related to the adoption of the city’s 2013 budget: • Consider adopting on first reading Ordinance No. 8778, authorizing an Emergency Communications System Funding Agreement with the Board of County Commissioners of Douglas County, the making of a grant to the Board of County Commissioners of Douglas County for funding improvements to the Emergency Communications System, and authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds to pay the costs. • Receive staff report and presentations on proposed Lawrence Sports Village and recreation center.
OTHER BUSINESS Consent agenda
• Approve City Commission meeting minutes from July 24. • Receive minutes from various boards and commissions. • Approve all claims. The list of approved claims will be posted to the agenda the day after the City Commission meeting. • Approve licenses as recommended by the city clerk’s office. • Bid and purchase items: a) Set bid date of Tuesday, Aug. 28 for the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Projects located at 3012 Flint Drive and 3113 Creekwood Drive. b) Waive engineers estimate and award City Bid No. B1241, Project No. PW 1113, 2011 Sidewalk Gap Program, to R.D. Johnson Excavating, in the amount of $141,378.50. c) Waive bidding requirements and approve sole source purchase for installation of media equipment for the City Commission Room for $22,000. d) Award bid for 26 ballistic vests for the police department to Alamar Uniforms of Kansas City for $18,330. • Adopt on second and final reading, Ordinance No. 8768, creating a redevelopment district at Ninth and New Hampshire streets. • Adopt the following resolutions: a) Resolution No. 6984, amending Resolution No. 6778, to increase the costs of the improvements associated with the Sixth Street Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) project by $21,500 for a total project cost of $271,000. b) Resolution No. 6985, establishing the maximum annual bonding amount for improvements authorized pursuant to Charter Ordinance No. 27 as $1,250,000, plus costs of issuance and interest on any temporary financing. c) Resolution No. 6986, authorizing the sale of general obligation notes in the amount of $24,400,000 and general obligation bonds in the amounts of $3,595,000 and $8,015,000 on Sept. 11. • Initiate the following rezonings for the former Farmland Industries property, north of Kansas Highway 10 between Greenway Circle
and E 1575 Road: a) Approximately 31.7 acres (and adjacent railroad right-ofway) from I-4 (Heavy Industrial) and VC (Valley Channel) Districts to UR-FP (Urban Reserve – Floodplain Overlay) District, located in the NE1/4 & NW1/4 Sec 4-13-20; b) Approximately 170.4 acres (and adjacent railroad right-ofway) from I-4 (Heavy Industrial) District to UR (Urban Reserve) District, located in the NE1/4 & NW1/4 Sec 4-13-20; c) Approximately 170.7 acres (and adjacent highway right-of-way) from I-4 (Heavy Industrial), I-1 (Limited Industrial), A (Agricultural) County Districts and CC200 (Community Commercial Center) City District to IG (General Industrial) District, located in the NW1/4 & SW1/4 Sec 4-13-20; and d) Approximately 59.0 acres (and adjacent highway right-of-way) from I-1 (Limited Industrial), B-1 (Neighborhood Business) and A (Agricultural) County Districts to IM (Medium Industrial) District, located in the SE1/4 Sec 5-13-20 & SW1/4 Sec 4-13-20. • Approve Special Event Permit requests, SE-12-00084; SE-12-00085; SE-12-00086; SE-12-00087; SE-12-00088, for location of a light truck and a temporary 40-foot-tall Verizon mobile cellular communication tower at 1101 Ind. (Berkeley Flats Apartments) for Kansas University home football games on Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 13, Oct. 27 and Nov. 17. Submitted by Selective Site Consultants. Berkeley Flats Apartments LLC, property owner of record. • Approve vacation of interior utility, drainage and access easements for minor subdivision, MS-12-00014, for Village Meadows Second Plat, a minor subdivision replat of lot 1, block 1, Village Meadows, located at 525 Congressional Drive. • Approve rezoning, Z-7-2011, approximately 6 acres from PRD (Planned Residential Development) to RM15 (MultiDwelling Residential), located at 525 Congressional Drive. Submitted by Paul Werner Architects, for M & I Regional Properties, LLC, property
owner of record. Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8769, for the rezoning (Z-720-11) of approximately 6 acres from PRD (Planned Residential Development) to RM15 (Multi-Dwelling Residential), located at 525 Congressional Drive. • Approve Special Use Permit, SUP-5-4-12, for 12th & Haskell Recycle Center, 1000 E. 11th St. Submitted by Bartlett & West, Inc., for Robert B. Killough, property owner of record. Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8770, for Special Use Permit (SUP-5-4-12) for 12th & Haskell Recycle Center. • Approve annexation, A-53-12, of approximately 15,960 SF, 240 N. Mich., to accommodate development of Pump Station No. 15, a minor utility. Submitted by City of Lawrence, property owner of record. Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8771, to annex (A-5-3-12) approximately 15,960 SF, 240 N. Mich., to accommodate development of Pump Station No. 15. • Approve rezoning, Z-5-8-12, approximately 15,960 SF from County A (Agriculture) and County V-C (Valley Channel) to OS-FP (Open SpaceFloodplain Overlay), located at 240 N. Michigan Street, to accommodate development of Pump Station No. 15, a minor utility. Submitted by The City of Lawrence, property owner of record. Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8772, to rezone approximately 15,960 SF from County A (Agriculture) and County V-C (Valley Channel) to OS-FP (Open Space-Floodplain Overlay), located at 240 N. Michigan Street, to accommodate development of Pump Station No. 15 (PC Item 3B; approved 8-0 on July 23). • Approve Special Use Permit, SUP-5-6-12, for construction of Pump Station No. 15, a minor utility, 240 N. Mich. Submitted by City of Lawrence, property owner of record. Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8773, for Special Use Permit (SUP-56-12) for construction of Pump Station No. 15, a minor utility, 240 N. Mich. (PC Item 3D; approved 8-0 on July 23.) • Approve rezoning, Z-5-9-
• Consider the following items related to events to
LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD LJWorld.com Saturday, August 4, 2012 WHERE TO WRITE
Federal President Barack Obama White House, Washington, D.C. 20500; (202) 456-1111 Online comments: www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R) Russell Senate Office Building, Courtyard 4 Washington, D.C. 20510; (202) 224-6521; Website: www.moran.senate.gov U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R) 109 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510; (202) 224-4774; Website: www.roberts.senate.gov U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-1st District) 126 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515; (202) 225-2715; Website: www.huelskamp.house.gov U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-2nd District) 1122 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515; (202) 225-6601; Website: www.lynnjenkins.house.gov U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-3rd District) 214 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515; (202) 225-2865; Website: www.yoder.house.gov U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-4th District) 107 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515; (202) 225-6216; Website: www.pompeo.house.gov
State Gov. Sam Brownback (R) Suite 212-S, State Capitol, Topeka 66612 (785) 296-3232 or (877) 579-6757 firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) 1st Floor, 120 S.W. 10th Ave., Topeka 66612 (785) 296-4564; sos@sos. ks.gov Attorney General Derek Schmidt (R) 2nd Floor, 120 S.W. 10th Ave., Topeka 66612 (785) 296-2215; general @ksag.org Treasurer Ron Estes (R) 900 S.W. Jackson St., Suite 201, Topeka 66612 (785) 296-3171; email@example.com Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger (R) 420 S.W. Ninth St., Topeka 66612 (785) 296-3071 or (800) 432-2484 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Romney trip had one gaffe, many successes WASHINGTON — At the outset of his recent foreign trip, Mitt Romney committed a gaffe. In answer to a question about the Olympics, he expressed skepticism about London’s preparations. The response confounded and agitated Romney supporters because it was such an unforced error. The question invited a simple paean to Olympic spirit and British grit, not the critical analysis of a former Olympic organizer. Soon that initial stumble was transmuted into a metaphor for
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In Poland, Romney received an actual endorsement from Lech Walesa, former dissident, former president, Cold War giant, Polish hero. Yet the headlines were ‘shove it’ and ‘culture.’”
everything that followed. The mainstream media decided with near unanimity that the rest of the trip amounted to a gaffeprone disaster. Really? The Warsaw leg was a triumph. Romney’s speech warmly embraced Poland’s postcommunist experiment as a stirring example of a nation committed to limited government at home and a close alliance with America abroad, even unto such godforsaken war zones as Afghanistan and Iraq, at great cost to itself and with little thanks. Especially little from the Obama administration, which unilaterally canceled a Bush(43)era missile-defense agreement with Poland to appease Russia. Without any overt criticism of the current president, Romney set out a foreign policy of radically greater appreciation of and fidelity to American allies.
Yet all we hear about Warsaw is the “gaffe”: two phrases uttered by an aide, both best described as microscopically rude. At The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a pack of reporters hurled questions of such journalistic sophistication as, “What about your gaffes?” To which Rick Gorka suggested that the reporters kiss his posterior, a rather charming invitation that would have made a superb photo op. The other offense against human decency was Gorka’s correlative directive to “shove it.” The horror! On the eve of the 2004 Democratic Convention, Teresa Heinz Kerry offered precisely that anatomically risky suggestion to an insistent Pittsburgh journalist. Not only did she later express no regret, but Hillary Clinton reacted with: “Good for you, you go girl.” So where’s the Romney gaffe? Is what’s good for the Heinz not good for the Gorka? And at his previous stop in Jerusalem, Romney’s speech was a masterpiece of nuance and restraint. Without directly criticizing Obama, Romney drew pointed distinctions deftly expressed in the code words and curlicued diction of Middle East diplomacy. He declared flatly that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. The official Obama position is that Israel’s capital is to be determined in ne-
gotiations with the Palestinians. On Iran, Romney asserted that Israel has the right to defend itself. Obama says this as boilerplate. Romney made clear he means it — that if Israel has to attack, the U.S. won’t flash the red light before nor punish Israel afterward. What about the alleged gaffe that dominated reporting from Israel? Romney averred that Israeli and Palestinian economic development might be related to culture. A Palestinian Authority spokesman obligingly jumped forth to accuse Romney of racism, among other thought crimes. The American media bought it whole, despite the fact that Romney’s assertion was a direct echo of the U.N. Arab Human Development Report, written by Arab intellectuals and commissioned by the U.N. It unambiguously asserted that “culture and values are the soul of development.” And went on to report how existing cultural norms — “including traditional Arab culture and values” — are among the major impediments to Arab economic progress. The report deplores the rampant corruption, repressive governance and lack of women’s (and human) rights as major contributors to backwardness in the Arab world. (In the Palestinian case, it faults Israeli “occupation,” but a U.N. document that
doesn’t blame Israel for every Palestinian sorrow, if not the world’s, has yet to be written. Moreover, that excuse doesn’t work for today’s occupationfree, Palestinian-run Gaza.) Is there any question about Romney’s assertion? PLO/PA corruption is a legend. Palestinians are repelled by it. Why do you think the PA lost the 2006 (and last) free election? Romney’s point about “culture” was to highlight the improbable emergence of Israel from resourceless semi-desert to First World “startup nation,” a tribute to its freedom and openness. Look at how Romney was received. In Israel, its popular prime minister lavished on him a welcome so warm as to be a near-endorsement. In Poland, Romney received an actual endorsement from Lech Walesa, former dissident, former president, Cold War giant, Polish hero. Yet the headlines were “shove it” and “culture.” Scorecard? Romney’s trip was a major substantive success: one gaffe (Britain), two triumphs (Israel and Poland) and a fine demonstration of foreign policy fluency and command — wrapped, however, in a media narrative of surpassing triviality. — Charles Krauthammer is a columnist for Washington Post Writers Group.
Lost context undermines Obama’s message By Michael Smerconish The Philadelphia Inquirer
Elizabeth Warren said it better than Barack Obama. And the president’s presentation wasn’t helped when supporters of Mitt Romney edited his words. Sadly, lost in a squabble over “you didn’t build that” was the opportunity for a more serious conversation about social contracts. Last August, while contemplating a run for the U.S. Senate against Scott Brown, Warren offered a fiery defense of liberal economic theory at an event in Andover, Mass. Two minutes worth of what she said became a YouTube sensation that has now been viewed nearly a million times. That her remarks appeared extemporaneous and from the heart made the clip all the more watchable. Warren was rebutting GOP charges of class warfare based on her argument that one’s ability to become financially successful in America is contingent in part on an environment that has been created and supported by all. She said: “There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody.” And then she hit her stride: “You built a factory out there? Good for you,” she says. “But I want to be clear: You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid
The trouble with the president’s remarks? They extended beyond the 20-second attention span of this campaign.”
to educate; you were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did.” As for the tax implications, Warren said: “Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea? God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is, you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.” The crowd enthusiastically applauded. Ten months ago, upon watching the clip, I said on the radio that, unlike President Obama, Warren had found her voice with a finely honed message for the middle class. While the size of the “hunk” that should be paid “forward for the next kid” is debatable, her underlying premise was solid. Finally, two weeks ago, Obama attempted to take a page out of her campaign manual while speaking
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at a fire station in Roanoke, Va. But the president’s presentation lacked Warren’s clarity, and it was then taken out of context by Romney supporters. Unfortunately, both sides have been quick to cut and paste, as evidenced by the unfair attention paid to Romney’s “I like to fire people” remark, which was actually a statement about bad service. In this case, from a discussion that spanned several paragraphs, Obama’s remarks were reduced to this: “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” But the context of Obama’s two sentences was a far cry from an assault on American entrepreneurship. He was arguing that, while he was willing to cut government waste, he would not gut investments that grow the economy or give tax breaks to the likes of himself or Romney. And then came this: “There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t — look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me
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tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. “If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet. “The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires.” The trouble with the president’s remarks? They extended beyond the 20-second attention span of this campaign. And when the edited version made the rounds, a legitimate, substantive conversation about social contracts was instead reduced to silly charges of socialism. — Michael Smerconish writes for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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Saturday, August 4, 2012
Some sun, warm; a p.m. t-storm
Partly sunny and not as hot
Nice with plenty of sunshine
Mostly sunny and humid
Partly sunny and very warm
High 96° Low 63° POP: 50%
High 88° Low 57° POP: 10%
High 93° Low 63° POP: 10%
High 93° Low 65° POP: 10%
High 94° Low 68° POP: 25%
Wind NW 6-12 mph
Wind N 6-12 mph
Wind SSE 3-6 mph
Wind SE 4-8 mph
Wind SE 4-8 mph
POP: Probability of Precipitation
Grand Island 82/58
St. Joseph 90/61 Chillicothe 94/63
Kansas City Marshall Manhattan 95/67 96/68 Goodland Salina 86/60 Oakley Kansas City Topeka 80/55 89/64 82/56 90/64 Lawrence 94/66 Sedalia 96/63 Emporia Great Bend 95/70 96/64 86/60 Nevada Dodge City Chanute 99/70 86/59 Hutchinson 98/66 Garden City 96/63 85/60 Springfield Wichita Pratt Liberal Coffeyville Joplin 96/72 100/68 94/63 90/63 98/71 100/70 Hays Russell 84/56 84/59
Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.
Through 8 p.m. Friday.
Temperature High/low 96°/69° Normal high/low today 89°/68° Record high today 109° in 1930 Record low today 52° in 1915
Precipitation in inches 24 hours through 8 p.m. yest. 0.00 Month to date 0.17 Normal month to date 0.38 Year to date 14.29 Normal year to date 24.92
Today Sun. Today Sun. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Atchison 90 62 t 85 60 pc Independence 100 69 t 92 64 pc 88 59 t 90 60 pc Belton 95 66 t 89 60 pc Fort Riley 95 66 t 89 62 pc Burlington 96 64 t 90 61 pc Olathe Coffeyville 100 70 t 92 63 pc Osage Beach 96 70 t 90 61 pc 92 63 t 90 60 pc Concordia 86 58 t 87 61 pc Osage City 94 65 t 90 59 pc Dodge City 86 59 t 89 66 pc Ottawa 100 68 t 91 64 pc Holton 90 63 t 87 60 pc Wichita Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice.
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Today Cities Hi Lo W Acapulco 93 77 t Amsterdam 69 60 sh Athens 96 76 s Baghdad 118 87 s Bangkok 87 78 sh Beijing 89 75 r Berlin 79 59 pc Brussels 73 57 sh Buenos Aires 55 39 sh Cairo 96 74 s Calgary 81 57 s Dublin 64 49 sh Geneva 78 60 t Hong Kong 91 82 t Jerusalem 83 66 s Kabul 93 63 s London 70 57 sh Madrid 94 63 s Mexico City 75 56 t Montreal 90 72 pc Moscow 81 64 t New Delhi 90 79 t Oslo 71 52 c Paris 76 58 pc Rio de Janeiro 83 70 s Rome 89 69 s Seoul 97 77 pc Singapore 88 79 t Stockholm 73 57 pc Sydney 68 39 s Tokyo 86 76 pc Toronto 90 71 pc Vancouver 78 60 s Vienna 84 68 t Warsaw 79 62 t Winnipeg 66 55 sh
Hi 89 70 99 113 87 88 81 72 61 95 79 64 74 91 83 92 70 91 74 88 80 90 70 75 74 88 95 88 73 69 86 83 78 87 82 78
Sun. Lo W 77 t 60 sh 80 s 84 s 78 sh 79 r 64 pc 57 sh 45 s 75 s 57 pc 52 sh 60 t 79 sh 67 s 62 s 57 sh 59 pc 54 t 69 t 61 sh 79 t 55 sh 57 pc 64 sh 70 s 77 s 79 t 59 pc 42 s 76 pc 64 t 60 pc 69 t 64 pc 57 s
Warm Stationary Showers T-storms
-10s -0s 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s National Summary: Hot and humid weather will continue over the East today with spotty storms over the high spots. Severe weather will rumble over the western Great Lakes while the West turns hot and mainly dry. Today Sun. Today Sun. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Memphis 96 78 pc 93 76 t Albuquerque 94 69 t 90 70 t Miami 89 77 t 91 80 pc Anchorage 62 52 sh 64 53 s Milwaukee 88 70 t 79 62 pc Atlanta 86 72 t 89 73 t 78 59 t 78 62 s Austin 98 74 s 96 74 pc Minneapolis Nashville 92 76 t 90 73 t Baltimore 93 73 pc 93 73 t New Orleans 91 77 pc 89 75 t Birmingham 90 73 t 91 73 t 90 76 pc 88 72 t Boise 91 61 s 98 68 pc New York 86 62 t 84 61 s Boston 90 73 pc 88 73 pc Omaha Orlando 90 74 t 91 73 t Buffalo 90 72 pc 83 61 t 92 77 pc 93 74 t Cheyenne 76 51 pc 85 61 pc Philadelphia 107 87 pc 108 81 s Chicago 93 73 pc 84 64 pc Phoenix Pittsburgh 92 73 pc 84 64 t Cincinnati 92 75 t 88 65 t Portland, ME 84 67 pc 78 69 pc Cleveland 92 74 pc 87 63 t Portland, OR 96 66 s 93 65 s Dallas 104 80 s 102 79 s 94 66 pc 93 61 pc Denver 80 57 pc 92 67 pc Reno Richmond 95 73 pc 92 74 pc Des Moines 88 62 t 81 62 s Sacramento 86 55 s 86 55 s Detroit 92 74 pc 87 60 t St. Louis 96 76 pc 91 66 pc El Paso 99 78 pc 98 73 s Fairbanks 68 48 c 69 50 pc Salt Lake City 92 66 s 96 68 t San Diego 72 65 pc 73 68 pc Honolulu 87 72 s 88 72 s San Francisco 64 55 pc 67 55 pc Houston 95 78 t 93 78 t Seattle 89 62 s 91 64 s Indianapolis 92 75 pc 90 63 t 90 61 s 94 65 s Kansas City 94 66 t 87 60 pc Spokane Tucson 100 76 t 101 75 pc Las Vegas 104 85 s 103 87 s Tulsa 112 75 pc 102 70 pc Little Rock 100 76 pc 101 74 t 93 76 pc 96 75 t Los Angeles 78 63 pc 80 62 pc Wash., DC National extremes yesterday for the 48 contiguous states High: Death Valley, CA 120° Low: Boca Reservoir, CA 30°
WEATHER HISTORY Flooding struck Erie, Pa., on Aug. 4, 1915, killing 75 people, destroying bridges and inundating many streets.
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Saturday Farmers’ Market, 7-11 a.m., 824 N.H. League of Women Voters voter outreach at Lawrence Farmers’ Market, 7-11 a.m., 800 block of New Hampshire Street Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 7 a.m., Lied Center, entrance from Bob Billings and Crestline. Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 7:45 a.m., Lied Center, entrance from Bob Billings and Crestline. Lawrence Flea, 9 a.m.4 p.m., Eighth and Pennsylvania streets. Free Cheer Clinic, 9-11 a.m., Lawrence Gymnastics and Athletics, 5150 Clinton Parkway. Great Book Discussion Group, “A Defense of Poetry (and short poems)” by Percy Bysshe Shelley, 2-3 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Americana Music Academy Saturday Jam, 3 p.m., Americana Music Academy, 1419 Mass. Reading and signing: Kory Kaul, author of “Jury Rig,” 7 p.m., The Raven, 8 E. Seventh. Hit or Miss, 8 p.m., Cutter’s, 218 E. 20th, Eudora.
TODAY’S BEST BETS Douglas County Fair: Turtle Race, 9 a.m. Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Livestock Judging, 11 a.m. Barnyard Olympics, 1 p.m. Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival, 1-11 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 dgcountyfair.com
Information meeting for prospective volunteers. For more information, call 843-7359. Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 p.m., field near Robinson Gym at KU. Douglas County Commission meeting, 6:35 p.m., Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass. Conroy’s Trivia, 7:30 p.m., Conroy’s Pub, 3115 W. Sixth St. Blues Jam, 8 p.m., Cutter’s, 218 E. 20th, Eudora. Pride Night, 9 p.m., Wilde’s Chateau, 2412 Iowa.
Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 a.m., Memorial Stadium at KU. Thursday Farmers’ Market, 4-6 p.m., 1121 Wakarusa Drive. Cottin’s Hardware Farmers’ Market, 4-6:30 workout, 6 a.m., Memorial p.m., behind store at 1832 Mass. Stadium at KU. Ardys Ramberg at CotTuesday Farmers’ Martin’s Hardware Farmers’ ket, 4-6 p.m., 1020 Vt. Market, 4-6:30 p.m., beBig Brothers Big Sishind store at 1832 Mass. ters of Douglas County, The Open Tap, discus5:15 p.m., 536 Fireside Court, Suite B. Information sion of a selected religion topic, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., meeting for prospective volunteers. For more infor- Henry’s, 11 E. Eighth St. Lawrence Area Catmation, call 843-7359. backers Fall Fan Kickoff, Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 p.m., field near 6 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, O.U.R.S. (Oldsters 701 Mass. Robinson Gym at KU. United for Responsible Red Dog’s Dog Days Lonnie Ray’s open Service) dance, 6-9 p.m., jam session, 6 p.m. to 10 workout, 6 p.m., field near Eagles Lodge, 1803 W. Robinson Gym at KU. p.m., Slow Ride RoadSixth St. Food Not Bombs free house, 1350 N. Third St. Harry and the Potters, dinner, 6:30 p.m., South Wine Tasting, 6 p.m., and the Potter Puppet Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass. Park. Pals, 7 p.m., Lawrence Junkyard Jazz Band, Lawrence City ComArts Center, 940 N.H. 7 p.m., American Legion, mission meeting, 6:35 Poker tournament, 7 3408 W. Sixth St. p.m., City Hall, 6 E. Sixth p.m., Johnny’s Tavern, Free English as a SecSt. 410 N. Second St. ond Language class, 7-8 Meet the Author: Smackdown! trivia, 8 p.m., Plymouth CongregaLouise Krug, author of p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 tional Church, 925 Vt. “Louise: Amended,” 7 N.H. Affordable community p.m., Lawrence Public Acoustic Open Mic Spanish class, 7-8 p.m., Library, 707 Vt. Night, free entry, signup Free English as a Sec- Plymouth Congregational at 9 p.m., The Casbah, ond Language class, 7-8 Church, 925 Vt. 803 Mass. Reading and Signing: p.m., Plymouth CongregaLeague of Women Ian Hall, author of “Optional Church, 925 Vt. Voters voter outreach Affordable community portunities: Jamie Leith at Kaw Valley Kickball In Darien,” 7 p.m., The Spanish class, 7-8 p.m., League Game of the Raven, 8 E. Seventh St. Plymouth Congregational Week, 8-10 p.m., Hobbs Poker Night, 8 p.m., Church, 925 Vt. Park, 702 E. 11th St. Applebee’s, 2520 Iowa. Free swing dancing Floyd the Barber, 8:30 lessons and dance, 8-11 p.m., Ecumenical Campus p.m., Pachamama’s, 800 N.H. Ministries, 1204 Oread Red Dog’s Dog Days Team trivia, 9 p.m., Ave. workout, 6 a.m., Memorial Johnny’s West, 721 WakaPoker Night, 8 p.m., Stadium at KU. rusa Drive. Applebee’s, 2520 Iowa. Dollar Bowling, open to Ladies Night Free Geeks Who Drink pub close, Royal Crest Lanes, quiz, 8 p.m., Phoggy Dog, Bowling, 9:30 p.m., Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa. 933 Iowa. 2228 Iowa. Red Dog’s Dog Days Teller’s Family Night, 9 workout, 6 p.m., field near p.m.-midnight, 746 Mass. Robinson Gym at KU. Tuesday Night KaLawrence Bicycle Club raoke, 9 p.m., Wayne & Perry Lecompton Beginners Ride, meet at Larry’s Sports Bar & Grill, Farmers Market, 4-6:30 6:15 p.m. at Cycle Works, 933 Iowa. p.m., U.S. Highway 24 2121 Kasold Drive, ride and Ferguson Road. begins at 6:45 p.m. Steven Kapp and Lecompton City Harry Miller, 7:30-10:30 Council meeting, 7 p.m., Red Dog’s Dog Days p.m., The Nest on Ninth, Lecompton City Hall, 327 workout, 6 a.m., Memorial The Oread, 1200 Oread Elmore St. Stadium at KU. Ave. Baldwin City Council Dollar Bowling, open to Roving Imp Comedy meeting, 7:30 p.m., City close, Royal Crest Lanes, Show, 8 p.m., Ecumenical Hall, 803 S. Eighth St. Christian Ministries, 1204 933 Iowa. Oread Ave. Big Brothers Big Flamenco Mio, 8 p.m., Sisters of Douglas Lawrence Arts Center, 940 County, noon, 536 Red Dog’s Dog Days N.H. Fireside Court, Suite B.
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The challenge has been presented to top chefs in Zurich and Paris: Cook something indescribably delicious Aug. 6-14, when Kansas University’s basketball players and coaches are in town — dishes to placate the palate of senior forward Travis Releford. “I have been overseas a few times, and I think experiencing the different foods they have over there ... it’s always one of the things that stands out,” said Releford, a 6-foot-6, 210-pounder out of Kansas City, Mo., who has traveled extensively in his 22 years on the planet. He trekked to Canada over 2008 Labor Day weekend as a member of KU’s basketball team and also toured Releford Argentina and China during his days at Roeland Park’s Bishop Miege High. “I can’t say I’ve had anything good that’s not American overseas,” Releford said of the grub. “I don’t have a favorite food here. I eat everything.” Releford is experiencing one of the benefits of taking a fifth year: getting to embark on a second foreign tour as a KU player. NCAA rules allow teams to leave the U.S. once every four years. Prior to his true freshman season, Releford averaged a teamleading 14.3 points a game (in four games) in Canada, including a 25-point outing against Carleton University. “My freshman year, I went to Canada, and that was a fun experience. This year, we’ve got the new guys coming in, and I think it’s going to be a great experience for them and our team to be able to play together and get a feel for each other out on the court,” Releford said. KU has eight incoming freshmen (Anrio Adams, Milt Doyle, Perry Ellis, Landen Lucas, Zach Peters, Andrew White, Evan Manning, Tyler Self) to go with red-shirt freshmen Ben McLemore and Jamari Traylor). “It’s a good opportunity to get to know each other, being able to get a feel for how each other plays and put that together when we are all out on the court,” Releford said.
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AS COACH CHARLIE WEIS, LEFT, WALKS BY, KANSAS QUARTERBACK DAYNE CRIST (10) HUDDLES the offense during practice Thursday at the KU practice fields.
Coaches say Crist has all intangibles By Matt Tait email@example.com
Throw. Run. Lead. Console. Counsel. The many jobs of a quarterback run the gamut of actions and emotions, and the way each is executed, as well as the demeanor with which the quarterback operates, can make or break a team. Teams fortunate enough to have an unflappable presence taking snaps have the chance to win a lot of games. Teams with a signal caller as temperamental as he is accurate could be in for a long and unpredictable season. Few places have seen the ebbs and flows of the quarterback position like Kansas University, which has enjoyed wild success from John Hadl, Bobby Douglass, David Jaynes and Todd Reesing, but also seen as many as three or four quarterbacks start during a couple of different, difficult seasons. While there are plenty of obvious advantages that go along with having a reliable quarterback, the benefits go far beyond scoring points. Quality quarterback play can
do wonders for every position on the field, and with fifthyear senior Dayne Crist slated to start for the Jayhawks this fall, KU’s assistant coaches recently weighed in on how Crist can be a factor all over the field. “To me, it’s No. 1,” defensive coordinator Dave Campo said of top QB play. “When I was the head coach of the (Dallas) Cowboys, I didn’t have a quarterback. I believe you really can’t win without a quarterback. You have to have a leader that steps out of that huddle and com- Campo mands some respect and has some talent. And I think the guys that we’ve got in here are beyond my expectation.” Although Campo was snake-bitten as a head coach, he was coaching defense in Dallas when Hall of Famer Troy Aikman led America’s Team to multiple Super Bowl titles. Few have called Aikman one of the finest physical passers to play the game, but
Campo said Aikman was stellar at running a team. “That’s what he did,” Campo said. “He came in, and he was in control from the very beginning, and I think that’s a big part of it.” Sounds a little like the guy KU has calling the shots now. Even though Crist’s fivestar ranking and Notre Damesigning days are behind him, he’s arguably the best pure quarterback to call plays at Kansas in years. From his prototypical 6-foot-4, 235-pound frame to his advanced intelligence and understanding of both the game and KU coach Charlie Weis, Crist’s mere presence on the roster, within the huddle and in the locker room, already has made a positive impact on the Jayhawks. “It’s huge,” tight ends coach Jeff Blasko said, “especially in this offensive system. It’s a quarterback-driven system. For it to have any success, you need someone who is skilled at that position.” While Crist is new to several of the KU coaches, players like him are not. Nearly all of Weis’ assistants have worked with at least one big-time quarterback during
their careers. Aikman. Brady. Clausen. Harbaugh. Reesing. Tebow. Quinn. And those are just the headliners. Quarterbacks coach Ron Powlus actually was one of those QBs, and during his four years as Notre Dame’s starting QB, Powlus learned not only what it took to be a productive leader, but also why. “The quarterback doesn’t have to be the best quarterback ever,” Powlus said. “But when he is the guy the team rallies around, that’s when you have an opportunity to have a good Powlus team. It’s hard to have a team succeed when there are quarterback issues — hard, hard, hard, because all eyes are on the quarterback all the time.” Powlus said he had not seen anything negative from Crist since the moment he arrived. “Leadership, experience … you can tell that he’s been there, done that,” Powlus said. Please see CRIST, page 3B
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Phelps, Franklin add golds to Olympics haul
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MICHAEL PHELPS, LEFT, BEATS RUNNER-UP CHAD LE CLOS to the wall to win the men’s 100-meter butterfly final on Friday in London.
LONDON (AP) — Michael Phelps’ last individual race at the Olympics ended like so many of the ones before it — with his hands on the wall before everyone else in the pool. Phelps rallied to win the 100-meter butterfly on Friday for his third gold of the London Games and No. 17 of his career. The American was next-to-last at the turn but closed strong to finish in 51.21 seconds, just ahead of Chad le Clos of South Africa and Evgeny Korotyshkin of Russia. “I’m just happy that the last one was a win,” Phelps said. “That’s all I really wanted coming into the night.” It was Phelps’ third consecutive win in the event at the Olympics. He has said he will retire after the games, so his final Olympic race will
MISSY FRANKLIN SHOWS OFF her 50-meter freestyle gold. be the 4x100 medley relay today. Phelps’ 21st medal was part of another big night at the pool for the U.S., led by a pair of teenagers. Missy Franklin set a world record in the 200 backstroke for the 17-year-old’s third gold in London. And right after Phelps was done, 15-year-old Katie Ledecky — the youngest member of the
U.S. team — nearly broke the world record while winning the 800 freestyle, denying Britain’s Rebecca Adlington a repeat before her home fans. Florent Manaudou of France took the 50 freestyle in 21.34 seconds. American Cullen Jones grabbed the silver medal and Brazil’s Cesar Cielo was third. Phelps’ race was only slightly faster than a Saudi woman’s appearance in the judo tournament, but it was still being hailed as a victory for women in the Gulf kingdom. Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani became the first Saudi woman to compete at the Olympics when she lost her judo fight in 82 seconds. And she only made Please see OLYMPICS, page 6B
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Linemen highlight Hall of Fame class CANTON, OHIO (AP) â€” They blocked and tackled and got lost in those scrums at the line of scrimmage, overshadowed by the guys who handled the ball and soaked in the moments of glory. It all changes in Canton this weekend, when linemen become the stars of the NFLâ€™s most prestigious event. Four linemen will be among the six players inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
tonight â€” Willie Roaf, Chris Doleman, Cortez Kennedy and Dermontti Dawson. Running back Curtis Martin and cornerback Jack Butler will join them. Roaf played for New Orleans from 1993-2001 and for Kansas City from 2002-05. Former Kansas City quarterback Len Dawson, already in the Hall of Fame as a player, will receive the Pete Rozelle RadioTelevision award for his work with the Chiefsâ€™ radio network,
NBC and HBO. He was inducted in 1987. In several ways, itâ€™s fitting that the ones who protected the quarterbacks and tried to get them to the ground are the ones getting top billing. â€œAny coach will tell you the backbone of your team is the offensive line and the defensive line, and it is appropriate that these guys go in together,â€? former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher said.
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