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Maybe the Cold War isn’t quite over yet in Lawrence. Lawrence city commissioners at their meeting Tuesday night will formally receive a letter from the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson asking whether the city would consider donating to the center the Polaris submarinelaunched ballistic missile that long has served as a Cold War monument in Centennial Park. City commissioners are expected to receive the letter and refer the issue to staff members for review, but based on early feedback from the public it seems likely that parting with the missile would receive a mighty chilly reception. “My speculation is we’ll probably be keeping the missile, but we’ll keep their name on file,” City Manager David Corliss said. The missile, of course, is inoperable, but that doesn’t make it any less of a Lawrence landmark. Thousands of cars every day drive by the missile, which is in Centennial Park near the corner of Sixth Street and Rockledge Road. “I’ve always been a fan of the missile,” said City Commissioner Mike Amyx. “It has been there for a long time, and I think it has found a pretty Please see MISSILE, page 2A
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Vietnam, Israel, Somalia, Kenya and Pakistan. “You have great diversity in where you’re from, what you do, what your backgrounds are and what you’re doing here,” said Lungstrum, a Lawrence resident. “You’re united, I think, by a
TOPEKA — Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services Secretary Robert Siedlecki Jr. on Friday announced a host of policy changes for programs that provide assistance to lowincome Kansans. “These changes represent a significant change in policy, in that they treat all households equally, and create fairness across the system,” Siedlecki said in a news release. Siedlecki said the changes would help eliminate fraud and abuse, and save from $10 million to $15 million, which would expand Siedlecki SRS’ programs to get folks back to work. “Getting people jobs is our first priority,” Siedlecki said. The new policies will affect programs that provide tens of thousands of Kansans with food stamps, child care assistance and temporary assistance. They are set to take effect starting Oct. 1 and should be fully in place by Jan. 1. Many of the changes will affect the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program. TANF is available to families earning less than 32 percent of the federal poverty level. The federal poverty level for a family of four is $22,350, so 32 percent of that
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NEWLY NATURALIZED CITIZEN STELLA AYERS, OF EDGERTON, is congratulated with a hug and a kiss from her friend Beth Cockle, of Leawood, on Friday following a naturalization ceremony at the Dole Institute of Politics. Ayers, who is originally from Nigeria, was one of 99 individuals who were granted U.S. citizenship in the ceremony.
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Honglian William Shi smiled proudly minutes after he and 98 other people took the oath to become a U.S. citizen administered by U.S. District Judge John Lungstrum. Shi, a third-year Kansas University associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, originally from China, worked for years to establish residency and complete other citizenship requirements, including learning about the U.S. Constitution. “We see it here. It is a place for us to live mainly for the freedom — political freedom and economic freedom,” Shi, 42, said Friday morning after the naturalization ceremony at the Dole Institute of Politics on KU’s West Campus. “What I’m doing, I think I can make more progress right here.”
He came to America as a researcher and worked at other universities before coming to KU. But Shi took to heart an urging from Lungstrum and others at the annual ceremony, meant to coincide with the anniversary today of the signing of the Constitution, Sept. 17, 1787. “The rights of citizenship are many, and the process you’ve gone through to earn them is difficult,” KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little said. “But it is difficult for a reason. The rights you’ve gained as citizens have been and must continue to be protected. Yet too often those rights are taken for granted by those of us who are born with them. Today you remind us of what a precious gift citizenship is, and you honor us with your commitment to become American citizens.” Gray-Little urged the new Americans to participate and be engaged in civic life — at the local, state or national levels. The chancellor pointed to the military and
VALLIAMMAI SHANMUGAM, FROM SALEM, INDIA, center, takes the oath of citizenship during a naturalization ceremony Friday at the Dole Institute of Politics. political service of Sen. Bob Dole as an example. Federal court officials said 99 people participated in Friday’s ceremony, and they represented 44 countries, including China, India, the Philippines, United Kingdom, Syria, Mexico, Nigeria, Albania, Ukraine, Jamaica, Argentina, Ethiopia,
‘Oh my goodness!’ Baby weighs 13 pounds By Karrey Britt firstname.lastname@example.org
Lawrence doctor Kimberley McKeon estimates she’s delivered about 900 babies during her 13-year career. On Thursday night, she delivered her first 13-pounder. “I was pretty surprised. I was like, ‘Oh my goodness, he is more than 11 pounds,’” she said. “I think maybe he could have crawled out by himself.” The not-so-little-guy named Wyatt Lee McIntyre, who is 22 inches long, was sleeping soundly Friday af-
ternoon in his doting mother’s arms at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. As he slept, the new parents — Crystal Smith, 23, and Zachary McIntyre, 27, of Lawrence — talked about how their firstborn, delivered by Caesarean section, already is too big for newborn clothes and diapers. Dad said they have a baby swing that only holds up to 20 pounds. “He might be able to use it for a week,” he said with a laugh.
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McKeon said an average newborn weighs 7 pounds 5 ounces. Wyatt weighs as much as a typical 4-monthold. Everyone’s glad he decided to come two weeks early, especially mom. “I was in a lot of pain all of the time, but it was well worth it,” she said, as she planted a kiss on his forehead. — Health reporter Karrey Britt can be reached at 8327190. Read her health blog at WellCommons.com, and follow her at Twitter.com/WellCommons.
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DEATHS WILLIAM W. ‘DOC’ WEMPE The Mass of Christian Burial for William W. “Doc” Wempe, 94, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The Rev. John Schmeidler will be the celebrant. Dr. Wempe died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at The Windsor in Lawrence. He was born June 8, 1917, in Frankfort, the son of August J. and Anna Larsen Wempe. Dr. Wempe was a retired veterinarian in Lawrence. For many years, he owned and operated the Wempe Small Animal Hospital on East Ninth Street in Lawrence. He also owned the Wauk-A-Way Farm south of Lawrence where he raised registered Holstein cattle and Shetland ponies. Dr. Wempe graduated from Kansas State University in 1940 with a degree in animal husbandry. He graduated from the KSU Veterinary School in 1942. He was one of the founding members of the establishment of the Wempe/Luckroth Family Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine at K-State. The Wempe family received the Veterinary Medical Alumni Association Alumni Recognition Award from the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association Conference in 2001. The family was honored for their dedication to veterinary practice and service. Dr. Wempe received
the Douglas County Friend of 4-H Award presented by the Douglas County Extension Wempe in the fall of 2009. He married Margaret “Peg” Clark on Oct. 20, 1942, in Lillis. She preceded him in death Jan. 31, 1986. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Transmeier in August 1995, and a son, Stephen C., in September 2007. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Swearingen, Lawrence; three sons, Michael, Odessa, Texas, Peter and wife JoAnn, Lawrence, and K.C. and wife Kari, Lawrence; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Helen Wadick, of Connecticut, Bertha Wempe, of Topeka, and Clara Boan, of St. Louis. The Parish rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. The family will greet friends following the rosary until 8 p.m. The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Humane Society or Douglas County 4-H Foundation, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences may be sent to warrenmcelwain. com.
JOHN P. PETERS Military graveside services for John P. Peters, 90, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. He died Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community in Lawrence. He was born Dec. 19, 1920, in Liberty, Mo., the son of John Fredrick and Ruth Elma Watkins Peters. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant Senior Grade, serving in the Mediterranean Theater. He was a banker for Lawrence National Bank for 30 years and then at Farmer’s National Bank in Osborne. He retired in 1987. Mr. Peters was a member of the American Legion Post 14. He was also a 32nd degree mason with the Scottish Rite and a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge No. 6. While attending Kansas University, he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. He was a member of the First Christian Church for many years. Mr. Peters was a member of the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Club, where he earned both gold and blue blazers. He also served on the Red Cross Board. He was president and state of Kansas director for the Kansas City Chapter BAI. He was on the board of the Kansas Bible Chair, and was president of the Douglas County Bankers Association, where he was twice
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common interest, a common desire to have political and economic freedom, to be able to have a better life for yourselves and your families and to share in all those things which I think America stands for around the world. “We are so pleased to have you join us in that respect.” U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, a first-term Republican congressman who represents the state’s 3rd District, said the group was rewarded for working hard and following the rules in their paths to citizenship, but, like Gray-Little, he said the ceremony was more of a beginning than an end. “During your pursuit of this day, you have demonstrated that you are capable of achieving great things,” Yoder said. “Now is not the time to rest. Now is the time
honored as Key Banker of Douglas County. He was a volunteer for the Lawrence Hospital AuxilPeters iary for five years. He was appointed to the Lawrence Library Board, where he served as president for one year. He married Katherine House in May 1948, and she died in June 1959. He later married Lila R. Bond on Sept. 30, 1961, in Lawrence. She survives of the home. Other survivors include three sons, John William, of Gig Harbor, Wash., Stephen Robert, of Denver, and Michael Warren, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one daughter, Barbara Sylvester, of Manhattan; one sister, Ruth Gilliland, of Hutchinson; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Allen, in June 1955. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. The family suggests memorials to the American Red Cross or Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences may be sent to warrenmcelwain. com.
to take the energy, drive and commitment it took to reach this day and contribute to your new community.” Stella Ayers, of Edgerton, said the process was smooth for her because she had lived in the United States for nearly 27 years. But Ayers, who grew up in Nigeria, wanted to join her American-born children and husband in citizenship. She said Friday’s ceremony was emotional. “Now my voice counts,” she said. “I have a say in political matters.” Shi, of KU’s School of Pharmacy, also was proud he could now vote. He’d learned about the Constitution in the process but was ecstatic to officially take the oath. “It’s really very important. It’s an extraordinary day in my life,” Shi said. “My life will be much better than before.” — Reporter George Diepenbrock can be reached at 832-7144. Follow him at Twitter. com/gdiepenbrock.
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Judge questions limits to abortion coverage By Roxana Hegeman Associated Press
WICHITA — A judge hearing a challenge to a new Kansas law limiting insurance coverage for abortions questioned Friday whether the stated basis for the measure made sense or whether the law was merely meant to place an undue burden on women seeking the procedure. Attorneys for the state told U.S. Magistrate Judge Kenneth Gale that lawmakers were expressing “the conscience of its people” in passing the legislation because abortion opponents should not have to subsidize the procedure in a general health insurance plan. The law prohibits insurance companies from offering abortion coverage as part of their general health plans, except when a woman’s life is at risk. Those who want abortion coverage would have to buy supplemental policies, known as riders, covering only abortion. However, Gale pointed out that by law, insurance companies calculate rates on an actuarial basis, meaning all policyholders’ money is pooled together. The result is that even those without a policy covering abortions could still end up subsidizing the procedure, he said. “Why the coy disguises in a rider?” Gale sharply questioned the state’s attorneys. “Why not just prohibit abortion?”
Attorney Stephen McAllister, who represents the state, responded that the state may very well be able to do just that. He said the state has a strong interest in protecting “potential life.” The American Civil Liberties Union questions the law’s constitutionality and wants a temporary injunction putting the measure on hold until its legal challenge is resolved. “Making abortions more difficult for the sake of making them more difficult is unconstitutional,” ACLU attorney Brigitte Amiri contended. Gale is expected to issue his findings this weekend, with the parties having seven days to file any challenges to those recommendations. The final decision on the injunction will be up to U.S. District Judge Wesley Brown. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has extolled lawmakers to protect the unborn and establish a “culture of life.” The ACLU argued in a court filing that the new insurance statute is but another example of laws passed this year that attempt to make it more difficult for women to get abortions. Enforcement of two other new Kansas statutes — one dealing with restrictive abortion clinic regulations and another stripping federal funding from a Planned Parenthood chapter — have been blocked by federal judges ahead of trials to de-
termine whether they’re constitutional. The judge expressed skepticism about the ACLU claim that the abortion insurance law violated the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment because Kansas women would not be able to buy comprehensive health care insurance for all of their medical needs but allows men to do so. Other states have similar statutes prohibiting private health insurance companies from covering abortions unless coverage is obtained through an optional rider. Missouri’s law has been in effect for more than 28 years, and Kentucky has had one in effect for 27 years. Oklahoma passed one four years ago. But the ACLU’s challenge to the constitutionality of the Kansas statute also has widespread implications to other states because it challenges a provision in the federal health care overhaul that authorized the states to prohibit abortion coverage in policies sold on the state exchanges. The ACLU sued Kansas because it was the first state whose law banning such coverage went into effect, Amiri said. Besides Kansas, other states that elected to prohibit abortion coverage through the exchanges include Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia.
BRIEFLY Ex-KU football player charged with DUI Douglas County prosecutors have filed three misdemeanor charges against Elvis Patterson, a former Kansas University and NFL football player, related to a June vehicle stop on Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence. According to court records, prosecutors charge Patterson, 51, who lives in Lenexa, with DUI, refusing to take a preliminary breath test and speeding, alleging that he was traveling 82 mph in a 70 mph zone. A Douglas County Sheriff’s officer arrested Patterson early June 4, and he was booked into jail about 2 a.m. that day. At the time, Patterson posted $250 bail and was given notice to appear in court June 17, but prosecutors did not file charges before that hearing. After a review, prosecutors filed charges Monday, and Patterson has been sent a summons to appear Oct. 11 in Douglas County District Court, according to court records. Patterson played for KU as
a defensive back from 1981 to 1983, and he won two Super Bowls, one as a member of the 1986 New York Giants and one with the 1993 Dallas Cowboys.
Child sex crime charge filed Douglas County prosecutors on Friday afternoon filed a child sex crime charge against a 37-year-old Lawrence man who was arrested Thursday. Lawrence police said they arrested the man Thursday afternoon, after a 15-year-old Lawrence girl had alleged to police Sept. 10 that the man had sexually assaulted her at a south-central Lawrence residence. The girl had told police she had met the man late last week. According to court records, prosecutors filed one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and allege the crime occurred overnight and ended Sept. 10. Police have said the girl did not suffer any physical injuries. Douglas County prosecutors said Friday they believed the
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good home in the park.” Leaders with the Cosmosphere inquired about the availability of the missile because they are building a rocket and aircraft park on land across the street from the Cosmosphere. The Cosmosphere’s president and CEO, Christopher Orwoll, is familiar with the missile because he previously lived in Lawrence while serving as the Commanding Officer of the NROTC unit at Kansas University. According to his research, the missile was presented to the city in October 1964 by the Lawrence Navy League. Corliss said the city likely would do some additional research on the missile to ensure that its story is being adequately told.
is $7,152 per year. The average monthly benefit under TANF is $290 per month; the maximum is $429 per month. Here are the announced changes: ! All those receiving help under TANF will be required to participate in a job search at the time of application. ! Families may opt to receive a one-time payment of $1,000 for emergency hardships and forgo entry into the TANF program for one year. ! A “soft” 48-month lifetime limit will be imposed on TANF benefits. ! People who knowingly and deliberately commit fraud will lose eligibility permanently. ! The income of all members of a household will be included in calculating food stamp eligibility. — City reporter Chad Lawhorn can be ! The income of an unreached at 832-6362. Follow him at Twitter. married boyfriend or girlcom/clawhorn_ljw friend as part of a household
man, if convicted, would face significant prison time because of his criminal history, which includes a 1991 conviction for indecent liberties. James George, Douglas County’s protem judge, set the man’s bond at $60,000 and ordered him to appear in court again at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The Journal-World generally does not identify sex crime suspects unless they are convicted.
Museum celebrates Lawrence’s birthday The Watkins Community Museum of History will be hosting a birthday party for Lawrence from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 1047 Mass. The 157th “Founders’ Day” event will feature crafts and activities, including a scavenger hunt with prizes from Downtown Lawrence Inc. and birthday treats from Billy Vanilly Cupcakes, 914 Mass. The museum is also seeking contributions to its “It Happened on Mass Street” photo collection during the event.
will be counted to determine eligibility for temporary assistance and child care assistance. ! People receiving temporary assistance must provide proof that their children are enrolled in school. ! Child care assistance recipients will be required to work a minimum of 20 hours per week. Students already are required to work at least 20 hours per week. In 2010, the TANF program served nearly 37,000 families per month, including 1,067 in Douglas County. Child care assistance had an average of 20,319 people per month, including 626 in Douglas County and nearly 260,000 Kansans received food assistance, including 7,208 in Douglas County. — Statehouse reporter Scott Rothschild can be reached at 785-423-0668.
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Record of gay WWII vet cleared Nearly 70 years after expelling Melvin Dwork for being gay, the Navy is changing his discharge from “undesirable” to “honorable” — marking what is believed to be the first time the Pentagon has taken such a step on behalf of a World War II veteran since the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” The Navy notified the 89-year-old former corpsman last month that he will now be eligible for the benefits he had long been denied, including medical care and a military burial. Dwork spent decades fighting to remove the blot on his record. “I resented that word ‘undesirable,’” said Dwork, who was expelled in 1944, at the height of the war, and is now a successful interior designer in New York. “That word really stuck in my craw. To me it was a terrible insult. It had to be righted. It’s really worse than ‘dishonorable.’ I think it was the worst word they could have used.” For Dwork, victory came with a heartbreaking truth: Last year, when the Navy finally released his records, he learned that his name had been given up by his own boyfriend at the time. The decision to amend his discharge papers was made by the Board for Corrections of Naval Records in Washington. In its Aug. 17 proceedings, obtained by The Associated Press, the board noted that the Navy has undergone a “radical departure” from the outright ban on gays that was in place in 1944. The board pointed out Dwork’s “exemplary period of active duty” and said that changing the terms of his discharge was done “in the interest of justice.”
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Brownback under fire at rally Group gathers at Capitol to protest cuts to arts, schools, social services By Scott Rothschild firstname.lastname@example.org
TOPEKA — About 250 people on Friday rallied at the Capitol, upset with Gov. Sam Brownback’s agenda and vowing to do something about it. “Our Kansas way of life is in jeopardy,” said Crystal McComas, of Lawrence. McComas, a social worker, and Tamara Werth, a psychologist from Lawrence, organized the event to protest recent Brownback decisions.
They formed a group called Kansans United in Voice & Spirit and said they hoped the rally would initiate local chapters across the state. Speakers at Brownback the rally criticized Brownback, a Republican who took office in January, for cutting funding to public schools, social services and the arts. Mark Desetti, a lobbyist for
the Kansas National Education Association, said Brownback’s cut of $232 in base state aid per student amounted to a nearly $110,000 cut to Quail Run School in Lawrence. He asked how cuts like those across the state would affect schools’ abilities to replace textbooks and to hire teachers and paraprofessionals. He said the state has shed nearly 1,300 teacher positions and 935 support-personnel positions between the 2008-09 and 2010-11 school years.
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Violent crime plunges 12 percent The number of violent crimes fell by a surprising 12 percent in the United States last year, a far bigger drop than the nation has been averaging since 2001, the Justice Department said. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reported there were 3.8 million violent crimes last year, down from 4.3 million in 2009. Experts aren’t sure why. The expectation had been that crime would increase in a weak economy with high unemployment like that seen in 2010. The reality is that “we’re surprised to find how much it declines,” Professor Alfred Blumstein of Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz School said Friday. The big drop dwarfs the 3 percent yearly decline in violent crimes the nation averaged from 2001 through 2009. More than 80 percent of the decline in violent crime was attributed to a plunge in simple assaults, by 15 percent. Those assaults accounted for nearly two-thirds of all violent crimes in 2010.
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The young trader who rocked Swiss banking titan UBS by allegedly gambling away $2 billion was charged Friday with fraud and false accounting dating back to 2008, as his bank came under a storm of criticism for failing to catch the massive loss. Kweku Adoboli wiped his eyes and sniffled during a brief court hearing, but did not enter a plea. He will be held until another appearance on Sept. 22, presiding magistrate Carolyn Wagstaff said. Wearing a light blue sweater and a white shirt, the 31-year-old Adoboli stared at the ceiling as the proceeding got under way. Smiling occasionally, he spoke only to confirm his name, birth date and address in a swanky east London apartment building. His lawyers made no comment to waiting reporters as they left the City of London Magistrates’ Court.
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Moammar Gadhafi’s fighters beat back an attempt by Libya’s new government Friday to crush remnants of the old regime, forcing revolutionary troops into retreat in the mountains and turning Gadhafi’s seaside hometown into an urban battlefield of snipers firing from mosques and heavy weapons rattling main boulevards. The tough defense of the holdout towns of Sirte and Bani Walid displayed the firepower and resolve of the Gadhafi followers and suggested Libya’s new rulers may not easily break the back of regime holdouts. It also raised fears the country could face a protracted insurgency of the sort that has played out in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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And he warned that Brownback’s plan to cut income taxes would further erode the state’s ability to pay for needed services. “The state will have no choice but to enact massive cuts,” he said. Brownback has defended his budget cuts as necessary in tough economic times. And he says reducing the state income tax would attract more businesses to Kansas and grow the
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DR. RON STEPHENS, MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF THE ONCOLOGY CENTER at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, laughs with registered nurse Stephanie Norris, Thursday at the center. LMH will be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the opening of The Oncology Center with a gathering Tuesday.
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Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Oncology Center serves about 600 new patients each year and administers about 18,000 treatments. Just a decade ago, it didn’t exist and patients often had to go out of town for care and treatments. Carol Eller McCaffrey, 66, of Lawrence, said she can’t imagine having to travel out of town for her chemotherapy treatments to fight Stage 4 lung cancer. She undergoes treatment every three weeks, for three days at a time. After treatment, she’s usually eager to get home or back to work, depending on how she’s feeling. “I would always rather get care here at home,” she said. Oncology services were not
OPEN HOUSE Lawrence Memorial Hospital is marking the Oncology Center’s 10th anniversary with a celebration from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot just south of the center near the intersection of Arkansas and Fourth streets. There will be refreshments and tours of the center. A program will begin at 6 p.m. with several speakers including Dr. Ronald Stephens, an oncologist, and LMH President and CEO Gene Meyer. The event is free and open to the public. available in Lawrence until 1983, when Dr. Matthew Stein joined a private practice in Lawrence. His office-based oncology and hematology practice was the only one of its kind in the com-
munity for 13 years. In 1996, Stein continued to see his patients, but couldn’t keep up with the growing demand for oncology services. New patients had to see parttime oncologists from Kansas City and Topeka or they had to travel outside of Lawrence for care. LMH President and CEO Gene Meyer said there were very limited resources for chemotherapy and no resources for radiation oncology in Lawrence. Patients would have to get on a bus at the hospital and travel to Topeka for radiation treatments. “There was a real need for oncology services,” he said. In 2000, the hospital put Please see ONCOLOGY, page 4A
TOPEKA — Kansas Democrats on Friday pounced on a new unemployment report showing that the state’s jobless rate increased for the first time in more than two years, saying it showed Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican, was on the wrong policy path. Brownback, however, said the state’s finances are getting better and that privatesector jobs are growing, even as public-sector jobs decreased. “The economy in the state has been improving, but not enough,” he said recently. The Kansas unemployment rate rose to 6.9 percent, up from 6.8 Davis percent in July. The seasonally adjusted rate of 6.7 percent was up from 6.5 percent in July. The increase represented the first time the jobless rate went up since July 2009. Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley of Topeka and House Democratic Leader Paul Davis of Lawrence said Brownback and the Republican-dominated Legislature have focused too much attention on abortion, regulating strip clubs and other social issues instead of focusing on the economy. “Governor Brownback and the Republican Legislature have complete control over every facet of state government,” Davis said. “This is what happens when our governor and Republican Legislature make divisive social issues their top priority.” Please see JOBS, page 4A
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economy. Diana Gibson said budget cuts and policy changes under Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services Secretary Robert Siedlecki Jr. have hurt her 85-year-old uncle, who is a World War II combat veteran. Gibson said her uncle lives with her brother and sister-inlaw in south-central Kansas and receives home-based care with her sister-in-law being designated as the caretaker. But the state has cut the hours of care that it will pay for from 34 hours per week to seven hours per week and doesn’t want the sister-in-law to be the provider, she said. The state has said it will pay
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plans into motion to open an oncology center. It hired Dr. Ronald Stephens, who had been director of medical oncology at Kansas University for about 15 years. “He gave the program pretty much instant credibility,” Meyer said. “I refer to him as the godfather of oncologists in Kansas because he taught oncology for so many years at the medical school.” Stephens saw his first patient under the new LMH program on May 3, 2000, and by the time the oncology center opened on Jan. 1, 2001, Dr. Stein had joined the center. During the next decade, it grew. In 2010, it logged 8,378 patient visits, up from 2,539 in 2001. It provided 18,699 treatments last year compared with 3,226 in 2001. Some of its milestones: ! 2002 — opened an onsite pharmacy that is staffed
for Gibson’s uncle to go into a nursing home, which will cost three times as much than if he stayed at home, she said. And her uncle wants to stay home. “In less than nine months, they (the Brownback administration) have pretty much destroyed the program,” she said. John Divine, of Salina, and former chairman of the Kansas Arts Commission, said Brownback’s veto of funding for the arts has sent a negative message throughout the country. The message is, he said, “If you want to be creative, go to Colorado, go to Nebraska, go to Missouri. Don’t come to Kansas.” Brownback has said arts funding is not a core function of state government, and the funding loss can be made up through private donations. Douglas County Commissioner Nancy Thellman, who
attended the rally, said of Brownback, “He is not representing Kansas values.” Thellman agreed that the state economy was in tough shape, but said Brownback’s moves were part of his “commitment to corporate America.” In response to the rally, Brownback’s spokeswoman Sherriene Jones-Sontag said, “In the past eight months, Kansas has added more than 13,000 private-sector jobs and turned a budget deficit into a $100 million surplus, but there’s still a lot of work to do.” Total unemployment, however, has increased. The Kansas jobless rate increased in August for the first time in more than two years, going from 6.8 percent in July to 6.9 percent.
by a pharmacist who has specialized training in oncology. ! 2003 — center was renovated for the addition of radiation oncology. ! 2003 — Dr. Sharon Soule joined the practice. ! 2004 — it began offering genetic testing services for individuals with elevated cancer risks because of hereditary factors. ! 2006 — center expanded to include 15 private treatment rooms, 10 exam rooms, one procedure room and four nursing stations. ! 2011 — grand opening of Mario’s Closet, a specialty shop for cancer patients. ! 2011 — Dr. Luke Huerter joined the practice, bringing the number of oncologists to five. Today, Stephens said the majority of patients can get their diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and radiation in Lawrence at the oncology center. It also offers more than 150 clinical trials that are approved by the National Cancer Institute.
Stephens said he currently has patients coming from Columbia, Mo., and Kansas City to participate in clinical trials. The center has served 5,300 patients from 30 states. Stephens touted the oncology center’s staff and expertise, but he called its approximately 20 volunteers “the icing on the cake.” They try to help comfort patients by providing anything they need, whether it be a cup of ice water, a blanket or listening ear. “I don’t know where else you can go and get chemotherapy and get that kind of nurturing,” he said. Eller McCaffrey said every person that she came into contact with during her first visit said, “We are sorry that you have to be here.” “It’s genuine, you can tell. They don’t overdo it,” she said. “It’s just one time, and then before you know it, they’re like family.”
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Threshing Bee participants try to keep farm history alive MCLOUTH — Ron Johnson attended his first McLouth Threshing Bee in 1982. Nearly 30 years later, the bee continues to maintain a link to agriculture’s past. “We’re just trying to keep it alive,” said Johnson, of McLouth. Friday morning, Johnson was helping fellow McLouth resident Thomas Bledsoe start his Ford tractor, which dates to the 1930s. The tractor’s features are a far cry from features in today’s tractors, such as air conditioning and automatic transmissions. Nearby was Johnson’s corn sheller, another farm relic from the 1930s, and
east of it on the grounds sat a steam engine powering the saw mill. Attending the bee for the second year is Darrel Sommerfield, of Tecumseh. He offers covered wagon rides on the bee grounds for $1. Sommerfield had been part of the Flint Hills/Overland Wagon Trail, but earlier this year it disbanded because of lack of interest. Sommerfield, like Johnson, is glad to have events such as the Threshing Bee that continue to keep history alive. One of Sommerfield’s bigger events each year is Symphony in the Flint Hills, he said. The 54th annual Threshing Bee kicked off Friday and will continue through Sunday. Daily events are steam
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Hensley said Brownback promised to make improving the economy his top priority. “We now know his rhetoric doesn’t match his record,” Hensley said.“These unemployment numbers show that job creation isn’t even close to being his first priority. Instead, he spent his first session laying off teachers, state employees, and abolishing 4,600 art-supported jobs, all while promoting an extreme social agenda that does nothing to improve our state’s economy.” Brownback cut base state aid per pupil and reduced payroll, saying that tough budget decisions were need-
threshing exhibitions at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and an antique tractor and car show. The antique and classic tractor pull starts at noon today and the youth tractor pull at 5 p.m. Music by local band County Road 5 will start at 8 p.m. today. On Sunday, the garden tractor pull starts at 1 p.m. The McLouth Kiwanis Club is serving breakfast each day from 7 a.m.-10 a.m. To enter the Threshing Bee grounds, turn south from Kansas Highway 16 near McLouth High School. For more information, go to mclouththreshingbee.com. — Tonganoxie Mirror news editor Shawn Linenberger can be reached at 913-845-2222.
he believes will attract more business and industry. His office put out a news release saying that since taking office, Kansas has added 13,000 private-sector jobs and turned a budget deficit into a $100 million surplus. — Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Tyler Tenbrink, a labor Hensley, of Topeka economist with the Kansas Department of Labor, however, said, “Overall there has ed to close a projected $500 been no noticeable improvemillion revenue shortfall. He ment in the Kansas labor vetoed funding for the arts, market since April.” saying that wasn’t a core function of government and — Statehouse reporter Scott Rothschild can be reached at 785-423-0668. private donations would step in to fill the void. Despite the higher unemployment rate, Brownback has been touting the creation of private-sector jobs in Kansas. And Brownback has said he will push for lowering income taxes in the next legislative session, a move
These unemployment numbers show that job creation isn’t even close to being his first priority.”
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mountain bicycle between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 6:45 a.m. Wednesday from the 300 block of Dakota Street. • A 64-year-old Flagstaff, Ariz., man reported to Lawrence police Sept. 14 that someone stole his teal 994 Chevrolet Blazer valued at $5,000 sometime Aug. 31 from the 2000 block of Jenny Wren Road, near Kasold Drive and Clinton Parkway. • A 22-year-old male Kansas University student reported to
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LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION Agenda highlights • 6:35 p.m. Tuesday • City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets • Knology Channel 25 • Meeting documents online at lawrenceks.org
Developers seek assistance City commissioners will consider a pair of proposals to provide economic incen-
Commissioners will consider approving a partial property tax rebate to a development group led by Doug Compton in its efforts to restore the Masonic Temple building in downtown Lawrence. The long-vacant building is being proposed as a banquet facility for Lawrence caterer Steve Maceli. Commissioners also will consider a 65 percent, 10-
• Approve commission meeting minutes from Sept. 6. • Receive minutes from other boards and commissions. • Approve claims. • Approve licenses recommended by the city clerk’s office. • Approve appointments recommended by the mayor. • Bid and purchase items: a. Approve sale of surplus vehicles. b. Authorize purchase of asphalt, not to exceed $21,000, for resurfacing the parking lots and roads at Broken Arrow Park. c. Award $20,973 bid to Lynn Electric for 2011 electrical preventive maintenance for the Utilities Department. • Adopt on second and final reading a city-county resolution amending Horizon 2020 to include the Inverness District Park Plan. • Consider an ordinance on first reading amending the Southeast Area Plan to reference and reflect the accepted Preliminary Alignment Study for 31st Street and to update the plan to reflect changes since adoption. • Receive letter from Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson, requesting donation of the Polaris submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) currently on display in Centennial Park; refer request to staff for a report. • Authorize the mayor to execute a license agreement permitting Luke Oehlert to use a portion of the 23rd Street right of way as a parking lot in accordance with the terms of that
A federal judge Friday sentenced a 26-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man who admitted supplying methamphetamine to a Lawrence dealer to serve seven years in prison. District Judge Kathryn Vratil ordered the sentence Friday morning for Alfonso Salazar Solis, who had pleaded guilty in June to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine from October 2010 to February 2011 in the Lawrence area. He
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agreement. • Authorize the mayor to sign a release of mortgage for John Shepard, 842 Locust St. • Approve a request from Friends of the Public Library to place signs in the right of way between Sixth and Ninth streets and between Massachusetts and Tennessee streets. The signs would be placed Oct. 7 and removed Oct. 11.
• Receive presentation from city auditor regarding the auditor’s external peer review and introduction of the review team. • Conduct a public hearing and adopt a resolution regarding a request for a 65 percent property tax abatement from 3840 Greenway Circle LLC/Grandstand Sportswear and Glassware, regarding property at 3840 Greenway Circle and issuance of up to $5 million in Industrial Revenue Bonds for the project. • Conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Consolidated Properties Inc. to establish a Neighborhood Revitalization Area at 1001 Mass. to renovate the Masonic Temple; adopt the 1001 Mass. St. Neighborhood Revitalization Plan; adopt on first reading an ordinance establishing a Neighborhood Revitalization Area at 1000 Mass.; authorize the city manager to execute an agreement with the county and school district concerning administration of the revitalization area; and authorize the city manager to execute a performance agreement with Consolidated Properties Inc.
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What is the total • A 34-year-old Lawrence amount that remains woman reported to Lawrence to be secured for the police that someone stole her Theatre Lawrence grant? $1,000 Rock Hopper 18-speed To reach their goal of raising $6.2 million for a new 300-seat theater northwest of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive, leaders of Theatre Lawrence say the organization still needs to generate another $423,000 in donations and pledges by the end of September. The date is significant because it is the deadline for two “challenge” grants: one for $1 million, and another for $500,000. Both grants are being counted toward the $6.2 million goal. The city and county commissions each have committed $100,000 toward the goal, to help secure one of the challenge grants (the other does not count public giving as part of its challenge). If Theatre Lawrence doesn’t reach its $6.2 million goal and loses the applicable challenge grant, the local governments would not be required to follow through with their $100,000 commitments, said Mary Doveton, executive director of Theatre Lawrence.
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admitted to supplying methamphetamine to Joseph Henry Hibbs Jr., 43, of Lawrence. Federal prosecutors alleged one of the deals occurred at a house near Woody Park in the 200 block of Maine Street and at parking lots at both Walmart stores in Lawrence. Hibbs is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 4. Another codefendant David John Kessler, 35, of Lawrence, is scheduled to be sentenced in December.
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At least 3 dead in horrific Reno air show crash By Martin Griffith and Scott Sonner Associated Press
RENO, NEV. — A World War II-era fighter plane flown by a veteran Hollywood stunt pilot plunged Friday into the edge of the grandstands during a popular air race, killing three people, injuring more than 50 spectators and creating a horrific scene strewn with smoking debris. The plane, piloted by 74-year-old Jimmy Leeward, spiraled out of control without warning and appeared to disintegrate upon impact. Bloodied bodies were spread across the area as people tended to the victims and ambulances rushed to the scene. Authorities were investigating the cause, but an official with the event said there were indications that mechanical problems were to blame. Maureen Higgins of Alabama, who has been coming to the air races for 16 years, said the pilot was on his third lap when he lost control. She was sitting about 30 yards away from the crash
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A P-51 MUSTANG AIRPLANE is shown right before crashing at the Reno Air show on Friday, in Reno, Nev. The plane plunged into the stands at the event in what an official described as a “mass casualty situation.” and watched in horror as the man in front of her started bleeding after debris hit him in the head. “I saw body parts and gore like you wouldn’t believe it. I’m talking an arm, a leg,” Higgins said “The alive peo-
ple were missing body parts. I am not kidding you. It was gore. Unbelievable gore.” Among the dead was Leeward, of Ocala, Fla., a veteran airman and movie stunt pilot who named his P-51 Mustang fighter plane the “Galloping Ghost,” according to Mike Houghton, president and CEO of Reno Air Races. Officials earlier said Leeward was 80. Renown Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Kathy Carter confirmed that two others died, but did not provide their identities. Stephanie Kruse, a spokeswoman for the Regional Emergency Medical Service Authority, told The Associated Press that emergency crews took a total of 56 injury victims to three hospitals. She said they also observed a number of people being transported by private vehicle, which they are not including in their count. “This is a very large incident, probably one of the largest this community has seen in decades,” Kruse told The Associated Press. “The community is pulling
together to try to deal with the scope of it. The hospitals have certainly geared up and staffed up to deal with it.” The P-51 Mustang, a class of fighter plane that can fly at speeds in excess of 500 mph, crashed into a box-seat area in front of the grandstand at about 4:30 p.m., race spokesman Mike Draper said. Houghton said Leeward appeared to have “lost control of the aircraft,” though details on why that happened weren’t immediately known. Houghton said at a news conference hours after the crash that there appeared to be a “problem with the aircraft that caused it to go out of control.” He did not elaborate. He said the rest of the races have been canceled as the NTSB investigates. Tim Linville, 48, of Reno, said the pilot appeared to lose partial control off the plane when he veered off course and flew over the bleachers where Linville was sitting with his two daughters. “I told the girls to run and the pilot pulled the plane straight up, but he couldn’t do anything else with it,”
Linville told the AP. “That’s when it nose-dived right into the box seats.” Linville said after the plane went straight up, it barrel rolled and inverted downward, crashing into an area where at least 20 people were sitting. “If he wouldn’t have pulled up, he would have taken out the entire bleacher section,” and hurt thousands of people, Linville said. Linville said the plane smashed into the ground and shattered like an enormous water balloon, sending shrapnel and debris into the crowd. “It was just flying everywhere,” he said.
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Housing slump a 2012 liability for Obama By Nancy Benac Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Barack Obama’s road to re-election is lined with lots of boardedup homes. Though the high unemployment rate dominates talk in Washington, for many 2012 voters the housing crisis may well be a more powerful manifestation of a sick economy. And, in an unfortunate twist for Obama Obama, the problem is at its worst in many of the battleground states that will be decisive in determining whether he gets another term. Swing states Florida, Arizona, Nevada, Ohio and Michigan — they all pulse red-hot on a foreclosure rate “heat map.” And by themselves those five add up to 80 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. Mortgage default notices surged nationally last month.
One in every 118 homes in Nevada received a foreclosure filing in August, according to the foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac. One in 248 in Arizona. One in 349 in Michigan. One in 376 in Florida. And so on. A foreclosure’s impact is visceral and outsized, rippling far beyond one household. “Entire neighborhoods see what’s going on,” says Bill Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a former Clinton administration official. “The visibility contributes to the psychology of continued economic troubles.” There’s the in-your-face eyesore sometimes created by a vacant house next door sprouting weeds on the front lawn. There’s the downward pressure on housing values that can follow for everyone else in the neighborhood. There’s the welling frustration felt by neighboring homeowners who may owe more on their own mortgages than their homes are worth. Nearly a quarter of all U.S.
homeowners with mortgages are now underwater, representing nearly 11 million homes, according to CoreLogic, a real estate research firm. Again, many of the states with the highest underwater mortgage rates also are political battleground states: In Nevada, 60 percent of homeowners are upside down, according to CoreLogic. Arizona is at 49 percent; Florida, 45 percent; Michigan, 36 percent. Obama will need swingstate voters more than ever in 2012 because of the tougher political climate for Democrats this election season. Politically, it all adds up to “the thousand-pound gorilla in the room,” says Roy Oppenheim, a Florida foreclosure defense attorney who speaks of “suburban blight” in his home state, of gutted homes, of entire neighborhoods where banks are bulldozing foreclosures. Obama set high expectations for turning things around, Oppenheim says, and hasn’t been able to deliver, leaving people disillusioned.
Scientists investigate rare, deadly listeria outbreak in cantaloupe WASHINGTON (AP) — An outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe that has killed as many as four people is a mystery to disease specialists who are used to seeing the pathogen in deli meats and soft cheeses. About 800 cases of listeria are found in the United States each year, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and there usually are three or four outbreaks. Produce has rarely been the culprit, but federal investigators say they have seen more produce-related listeria illnesses in the last two years. It was found in sprouts in 2009, celery in 2010 and now cantaloupe. “There are a lot of very good questions about where listeria is in the environment and how it gets in the fruit, and we don’t have all the answers,” said Dr. Robert Tauxe of the CDC. Tauxe said a likely scenario is that listeria — which often lives in wet, muddy conditions — from the farm or packing facility got on the outside of the fruit and then contaminated the edible portions when it was cut. Victims may have then kept the fruit in their refrigerator for
some time, allowing the bacteria to grow. Unlike most pathogens, listeria will continue to grow when refrigerated. He said that while rare, listeria can be deadly. On average, it can be fatal for one in five who fall ill. Colorado officials said Friday that the contaminated melons were whole fruit from Jensen Farms in the Rocky Ford region HEALTH of Colorado, and have been recalled. Twenty-two people so far have been sickened in seven states: Colorado, Indiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia. Two deaths have been confirmed by CDC, one each in Colorado and New Mexico, and two more in New Mexico are under investigation. Colorado’s chief medical officer, Chris Urbina, said listeria found in samples taken from Jensen Farms’ cantaloupe match the strain of the bacteria found in those who fell ill in that state. “I’m confident that it’s the
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“At some point, you don’t judge people by how well they speak, you judge them by their actions,” says the attorney, who backed Obama in the 2008 presidential race. “I continue, I guess, to support him, but I do it very reluctantly.” None of this has been lost on the president. When Obama was asked at a forum this summer what mistakes he’d made in handling the recession, and what he’d do differently, he quickly singled out housing. The market didn’t bottom out as quickly as expected, he said, despite multiple administration efforts to help people stay in their homes and to start boosting home values, he said. The president made only brief mention of the housing problem in his highly anticipated jobs speech this month, but he did promise to expand a government program that helps people refinance their mortgages at lower interest rates. He also proposed a new effort to rehabilitate distressed real estate in areas hard-hit by foreclosures.
2 accused of real-life ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ DENVER — Two men are accused of engaging in a disturbing re-enactment of the movie “Weekend at Bernie’s” after authorities say they drove around town with a dead friend in the car, running up a bar tab on his account and eventually using his ATM card to withdraw $400 at a strip club. Robert Young, 43, and Mark Rubinson, 25, have been charged with abusing a corpse, identity theft and criminal impersonation. It’s unclear how Jeffrey Jarrett, 43, died, but the men are not charged in his death. The coroner said toxicology tests were pending. Young and Rubinson are free on bond but couldn’t be reached for comment Friday. In the 1989 Hollywood comedy, two ne’er-do-wells find their boss dead at his ritzy beachfront home and escort his body around town, attempting to save the weekend of luxury they had planned.
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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration restructured a half-billion dollar federal loan to a troubled solar energy company in such a way that private investors — including a fundraiser for President Barack Obama — moved ahead of taxpayers for repayment in case of a default, government records show. Administration officials defended the loan restructuring, saying that without an infusion of cash earlier this year, solar panel maker Solyndra Inc. would likely have faced immediate bankruptcy, putting more than 1,000 people out of work. Even with the federal help, Solyndra filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month and laid off its 1,100 employees. The Fremont, Calif.-based company was the first renewable-energy company to receive a loan guarantee under a stimulus-law program to encourage green energy and was frequently touted by the Obama administration as a model. Obama visited the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters last year, and Vice President Joe Biden spoke by satellite at its groundbreaking. Since then, the implosion of the company and revelations that the administration hurried Office of Management and Budget officials to finish their review of the loan in time for the September 2009 groundbreaking has become an embarrassment for Obama as he sells his new job-creation program around the country. An Associated Press review of regulatory filings shows that Solyndra was hemorrhaging hundreds of millions of dollars for years before the Obama administration signed off on the original $535 million loan guarantee in September 2009. The company eventually got $528 million. Given the company’s shaky financial condition, Republican lawmakers say the decision to restructure the loan raises questions about whether the administration protected political supporters at taxpayers’ expense. “You should have protected the taxpayers and made some forceful actions here after this analysis,” Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., told a top Energy Department official this week. “Because you should have seen the problems. And you should have said, ‘Taxpayers need to be protected and this has got to stop.’ “ The loan restructuring is one element congressional investigators are focusing on as they look into the federal loan guarantee Solyndra received under the economic stimulus law. Under terms of the February loan restructuring, two private investors — Argonaut Ventures I LLC and Madrone Partners LP — stand to be repaid before the U.S. government if the solar company is liquidated. The two firms gave the company a total of $69 million in emergency loans. The loans are the only portion of their investments that have repayment priority above the U.S. government.
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TOLUCA, MEXICO — The three tiny squirrel monkeys led a life of luxury on a 16-acre ranch, surrounded by extravagant gardens and barns built for purebred horses. More than 200 animals, ranging from mules to peacocks and ostriches, lived on the ranch in central Mexico and hundreds more stayed on two related properties, many in opulent enclosures. Also kept on the grounds were less furry fare: AK-47 assault rifles, Berrettas, hundreds of other weapons and cocaine. The ranch’s owner was Jesus “The King” Zambada, a leader of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel. He had developed a love for exotic species shared with other kingpins. Just two days before Zambada’s arrest, police confiscated two tigers and two lions from a drug gang hideout on the forested outskirts of Mexico City. As federal authorities capture a growing number of gang leaders, many of their pets are being driven from their gilded cages into more modest housing in the country’s zoos. That’s proved overwhelming for some institutions, which are struggling to cope with the influx. But it’s also giving Mexican animal lovers a bounty of new creatures to admire.
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WASHINGTON — The Great Social Security Debate, Proposition 1: Of Aron Cromwell, mayor course it’s a Ponzi scheme. Cromwell Environmental, In a Ponzi scheme, the people who 1008 N.H., Suite 300., 66044, invest early get their money out with 749-6020 dividends. But these dividends don’t firstname.lastname@example.org come from any profitable or productive activity; they consist entirely of Bob Schumm, vice mayor money paid in by later participants. 1729 St. Andrews Dr. 66047 This cannot go on forever be842-6729 (H), 842-7337(W) cause at some point there just aren’t email@example.com enough new investors to support the Mike Amyx earlier entrants. Word gets around 2312 Free State Lane 66047 that there are no profits, just money 843-3089 (H) 842-9425 (W) transferred from new to old. The firstname.lastname@example.org merry-go-round stops, the scheme collapses and the remaining invesHugh Carter, tors lose everything. 5111 Congressional Circle, D4, Now, Social Security is a pay-as764-3362 you-go program. A current email@example.com ry isn’t receiving the money she paid Michael Dever in years ago. That money is gone. It 1124 Oak Tree Drive 66049 went to her parents’ Social Security 550-4909 check. The money in her check is firstname.lastname@example.org coming from her son’s FICA tax today, i.e., her “investment” was paid Douglas County out years ago to earlier entrants in the system and her current benefits Commission are coming from the “investment” of the new entrants into the system. Jim Flory, 540 N. 711 Road, Pay-as-you-go is the definition of a Lawrence 66047; 842-0054 Ponzi scheme. email@example.com So what’s the difference? Ponzi Mike Gaughan, 304 Stetson schemes are illegal, suggested one of my Circle, 66049; 856-1662; colleagues on “Inside Washington.” firstname.lastname@example.org But this is perfectly irrelevant. Imagine that Charles Ponzi had lived Nancy Thellman, 1547 N. 2000 not in Boston but in the lesser parts Road 66046; 832-0031 of Papua New Guinea where the email@example.com
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Indeed, if Charles Ponzi had had the benefit of the law forcing people into his scheme, he’d still be going strong — and a perfect candidate for commissioner of the Social Security Administration.” curities and fraud laws were, shall we say, less developed. He runs his same scheme among the locals — give me (“invest”) one goat today, I’ll give (“return”) you two after six full moons — but escapes any legal sanction. Is his legal enterprise any less a Ponzi scheme? Of course not. So what is the difference? Proposition 2: The crucial distinction between a Ponzi scheme and Social Security is that Social Security is mandatory. That’s why Ponzi schemes always collapse and Social Security has not.
When it’s mandatory, you’ve ensured an endless supply of new participants. Indeed, if Charles Ponzi had had the benefit of the law forcing people into his scheme, he’d still be going strong and would a perfect candidate for commissioner of the Social Security Administration. But there’s a catch. Compulsion allows sustainability; it does not guarantee it. Hence ... Proposition 3: Even a mandatory Ponzi scheme like Social Security can fail if it cannot rustle up enough new entrants. You can force young people into Social Security, but if there just aren’t enough young people in existence to support current beneficiaries, the system will collapse anyway. When Social Security began making monthly distributions in 1940, there were 160 workers for every senior receiving benefits. In 1950, there were 16.5; today, three; in 20 years, there will be but two. Now, the average senior receives in Social Security about a third of what the average worker makes. Applying that ratio retroactively, this means that in 1940, the average worker had to pay only 0.2 percent of his salary to sustain the older folks of his time; in 1950, 2 percent; today, 11 percent; in 20 years, 17 percent. This is a staggering sum, considering that it is apart from all the other taxes he pays to sustain other functions of government, such as Medicare whose costs are exploding.
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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 17, 1911: YEARS “Is the Great White AGO Way of Lawrence IN 1911 going to fade away entirely? That is the question that some persons are asking for it is a noticeable fact that the lights that make Massachusetts street a pretty place by night as well as by day are going out. When the White Way first blazed up and down the business street there were 133 lights. Forty have been discontinued, leaving only 93. If the lights are to continue going out as quickly as these forty have, then it will not be long until the former darkness of Massachusetts will prevail and the town again sink into a lethargic appearance at night.... — Compiled by Sarah St. John Many cities that have the lighted streets, pay for the cost of the illumination. Here the White Way Read more Old Home Town at has been run at the cost of the LJWorld.com/news/lawrence/ merchants in front of whose plachistory/old_home_town. es of business there were lights.”
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The Treasury already steps in and borrows the money required to cover the gap between what workers pay into Social Security and what seniors take out. When young people were plentiful, Social Security produced a surplus. Starting now and for decades to come, it will add to the deficit, increasingly so as the population ages. Demography is destiny. Which leads directly to Proposition 4: This is one Ponzi scheme that can be saved by adapting to the new demographics. Three easy steps: Change the costof-living measure, means test for richer recipients and, most important, raise the retirement age. The current retirement age is an absurd anachronism. Bismarck arbitrarily chose 70 when he created social insurance in 1889. Clever guy: Life expectancy at the time was under 50. When Franklin Roosevelt created Social Security, choosing 65 as the eligibility age, life expectancy was 62. Today it is almost 80. FDR wanted to prevent the aged few from suffering destitution in their last remaining years. Social Security was not meant to provide two decades of greens fees for baby boomers. Of course it’s a Ponzi scheme. So what? It’s also the most vital, humane and fixable of all social programs. The question for the candidates is: Forget Ponzi; are you going to fix Social Security?
Lower expectations To the editor: I hope every parent in the Lawrence school district reads the Journal-World article “Schools phasing out letter grades” (Sept. 11, page 3A). It really doesn’t matter if the performance ratings are A, B, C, D, F or S, M, T, E. What does matter is at what level the student achieves. The new marks are: S — successfully meets standards M — making progress T — targeted for growth E — excels consistently. The J-W article continues, “While ‘E’ is the highest rating, it sits at the bottom of the list because the district doesn’t want to foster the expectation that every student should get an ‘E.’” Ms. Kobler, director of curriculum and instruction, states that “S” is the goal. That statement is absolutely phenomenal! Why wouldn’t you expect the student to excel? Granted, in the “politically correct world,” all students should make an “S,” but, in the real world, there are the “E’s” and the “T’s.” A baseball coach doesn’t say “swing the bat; don’t worry about hitting the ball.” Nor does a basketball coach say “hit the backboard; don’t worry about making a basket.” Coaches expect their players to strive
for an “E,” not an “S.” A school district shouldn’t say “make an ‘S’; don’t worry about making an ‘E.’” It is no wonder that many parents are choosing private schools! Chuck Thomsen, Lawrence
Service savings? To the editor: After reading commissioners’ comments concerning changes to the citywide trash collection practices envisioned, I wondered, “Why is it that each ‘progressive’ idea/program put forth by the city ends up costing its citizens more money?” The new proposals for trash pickup and recycling are expected to increase monthly bills by $5 to $8 or more. Where are the savings from automation, reduced staff needs and reduced landfill costs? Where is the inclusion of existing services? Where is the city providing a competitive product? It seems as though the city is trying to create a monopoly, where it can charge what it wants. I guess it needs the extra funds so that it can transfer them to other departments that have overspent their budgets. Mind you, those funds never get returned. I recycle with two groups and don’t need the city telling me what to do about it. Having gone through my utility
To the editor: The Lecompton post office is open for the present. If it will be open after the next USPS review or lease renewal is an open question. One hopes Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins’ staff’s assessment that the Lecompton post office does not meet the USPS’ own criteria for closing is correct. USPS’ only response has been, “It is under review.” The first two steps USPS usually makes before closure have occurred: failure to replace the retired Lecompton postmaster and transferring the
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rural routes for ZIP code 66050 to Perry. The Lecompton carriers were given 10 days to accept the transfer because their jobs were being “excessed,” or being terminated. The term used by USPS, “excessed,” is curious inasmuch as the carriers were moved to Perry but continue to serve the same Lecompton routes. USPS inefficiencies do not occur at the local post offices scheduled to be closed. Yet, there are no indications that USPS plans to eliminate middle or upper management positions. Instead, USPS management chooses to eliminate or reduce service and increase inconvenience to their captive customer. USPS was given exclusive rights to deliver first-class mail under the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970. Yet, it has managed to create a deficit of $7 billion to $8 billion for 2011. This is an indictment of upper management. USPS is governed by the postmaster general and two separate six member commissions, all appointed by the president, subject to Senate confirmation. Otherwise, USPS is not accountable to the U.S. government. Further, USPS claims to be exempt from most requirements of the Freedom of Information Act! How can that be possible? Elsie Middleton, Lecompton
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A couple of thunderstorms
Partly sunny, a t-storm; warmer
Intervals of clouds and sun
Mostly sunny and pleasant
High 73° Low 60° POP: 60%
High 81° Low 62° POP: 55%
High 81° Low 57° POP: 25%
High 81° Low 55° POP: 25%
High 73° Low 51° POP: 10%
Wind SSE 10-20 mph
Wind S 7-14 mph
Wind NE 6-12 mph
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McCook 80/55 Oberlin 80/56 Goodland 81/53
Manhattan Russell Salina 74/62 82/63 Topeka 76/66 73/64 Emporia 75/62
Great Bend 81/63 Dodge City 85/61
Garden City 88/59 Liberal 88/59
Kansas City 72/64 Lawrence Kansas City 73/62 73/60
Chillicothe 69/60 Marshall 70/59 Sedalia 71/60
Hutchinson 80/65 Wichita Pratt 80/64 83/65
St. Joseph 70/60
Concordia 73/63 Hays 80/60
Grand Island 69/60
Coffeyville Joplin 79/63 74/62
Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.
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San Francisco 68/53
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Today Sun. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Acapulco 91 77 pc 91 77 pc Amsterdam 62 51 sh 60 51 sh Athens 88 71 s 87 69 s Baghdad 103 67 s 105 68 s Bangkok 90 78 sh 89 78 r Beijing 77 52 pc 74 52 pc Berlin 73 59 sh 65 53 sh Brussels 66 49 sh 61 46 r Buenos Aires 64 41 pc 63 43 pc Cairo 93 71 s 94 74 s Calgary 61 35 pc 63 42 c Dublin 57 48 sh 59 48 pc Geneva 72 56 t 57 48 sh Hong Kong 89 81 t 89 80 sh Jerusalem 82 62 s 81 59 s Kabul 89 50 s 86 51 s London 66 50 sh 59 48 sh Madrid 84 55 s 82 55 s Mexico City 75 55 t 77 48 t Montreal 64 40 s 69 45 s Moscow 57 43 sh 57 46 pc New Delhi 88 74 t 88 74 t Oslo 59 47 c 50 47 r Paris 69 47 sh 63 49 sh Rio de Janeiro 73 63 s 71 62 s Rome 84 62 s 77 64 sh Seoul 77 63 sh 77 56 pc Singapore 86 77 t 86 76 t Stockholm 63 50 pc 59 50 pc Sydney 81 54 s 80 52 s Tokyo 87 73 sh 85 75 pc Toronto 63 48 s 67 51 s Vancouver 63 53 sh 61 53 r Vienna 76 66 pc 79 56 sh Warsaw 65 51 s 75 57 pc Winnipeg 64 55 c 63 46 pc
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New York 67/54
Kansas City 73/62
Los Angeles 75/61
-10s -0s 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s National Summary: Rain, wind and rough surf are in store from the Carolina coast to the southern Delmarva today. A broad zone of showers and thunderstorms will stretch from Texas to Montana as disturbances push across the West. Much of the Northeast, Midwest and West Coast will be dry. Today Sun. Today Sun. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Memphis 84 66 pc 87 68 t Albuquerque 79 58 t 80 60 s 90 77 pc 90 79 t Anchorage 57 45 sh 57 45 pc Miami 64 54 pc 71 61 t Atlanta 76 61 c 78 62 pc Milwaukee Minneapolis 62 52 pc 71 53 t Austin 93 71 pc 91 70 t Nashville 81 58 pc 84 62 pc Baltimore 68 52 c 70 53 c Birmingham 81 63 pc 83 65 pc New Orleans 86 73 pc 87 71 pc 67 54 pc 69 55 pc Boise 73 50 pc 77 53 pc New York Omaha 69 62 t 79 55 t Boston 60 49 s 64 51 s Orlando 91 73 pc 88 73 pc Buffalo 65 48 pc 69 53 s Philadelphia 69 53 pc 70 54 c Cheyenne 76 48 t 75 48 s Phoenix 99 78 s 101 78 s Chicago 66 53 pc 73 63 t Pittsburgh 66 48 pc 72 53 s Cincinnati 75 54 pc 80 63 c Portland, ME 64 42 s 66 45 pc Cleveland 66 49 pc 74 56 s Portland, OR 69 55 pc 72 58 sh Dallas 90 73 pc 92 73 t 81 51 s 81 55 s Denver 78 50 pc 82 51 pc Reno Richmond 71 56 r 71 57 c Des Moines 63 56 pc 75 58 t Sacramento 83 52 s 85 56 s Detroit 67 51 pc 72 59 s St. Louis 71 59 pc 79 66 t El Paso 86 65 pc 87 64 s 77 56 s Fairbanks 57 38 c 56 38 pc Salt Lake City 75 55 t San Diego 71 65 pc 73 65 pc Honolulu 89 75 s 88 75 s San Francisco 68 53 pc 74 56 pc Houston 94 73 pc 93 73 t Seattle 63 53 c 64 54 sh Indianapolis 68 54 pc 76 63 t Spokane 66 46 pc 67 51 c Kansas City 73 62 t 80 64 t Tucson 93 69 s 93 69 s Las Vegas 93 72 s 93 75 s Tulsa 81 67 t 88 67 t Little Rock 79 64 pc 86 68 t 70 55 c 69 59 c Los Angeles 75 61 pc 80 64 pc Wash., DC National extremes yesterday for the 48 contiguous states High: Laredo, TX 100° Low: Embarrass, MN 19°
On Sept. 17, 1932, a tropical storm hit the Canadian Maritimes. In Nova Scotia, 300,000 barrels of apples were destroyed.
average, how many hurform in the Atlantic each Q: Onricanes year? Six.
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Today Sun. Today Sun. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Independence 78 63 t 84 67 t Atchison 71 61 t 80 60 t Fort Riley 74 62 t 83 58 t Belton 70 60 t 79 64 t Olathe 72 60 t 79 64 t Burlington 74 62 t 82 63 t Osage Beach 71 59 t 82 65 t Coffeyville 79 63 t 84 67 t Osage City 75 62 t 81 61 t Concordia 73 63 t 82 58 t 72 61 t 80 63 t Dodge City 85 61 t 86 60 pc Ottawa Wichita 80 64 t 85 63 t Holton 73 64 t 81 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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300 SRS workers take buyout offers HUTCHINSON (AP) — About 300 employees have accepted a buyout offer from the state’s Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. SRS Secretary Robert Siedlecki says the state has extended the voluntary retirement package until Oct. 14. About 4,000 state employees are eligible for the buyout, including 1,200 who work for the SRS. The Hutchinson News reported that Siedlecki said the SRS employees who are leaving are a mix of supervisory and rank-and-file workers. He said his goal is to have about 25 percent of the eligible employees take the buyout. Siedlecki also said some of the positions being vacated will be filled, with top priority given to the five state hospitals.
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Downtown Farmers’ Market, 7 a.m.-11 a.m., 824 N.H. Red Dog’s Dog Days, 7:30 a.m., parking lot behind Kizer-Cummings Jewelry, Ninth and Vermont streets. Santa Fe Trail Festival in Overbrook, events from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Overbrook Fairgrounds. Monarch Butterfly Tagging Event, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Baker Wetlands on 31st Street. “For Your EARS Only” - a fundraiser for AudioReader, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., , Douglas County Fairgrounds. League of Women Voters Community Forum, 10 a.m.-noon, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. VFW Community Kid’s Day, 10 a.m., VFW Post 852, 138 Ala. Gears and Grooves for MS Festival, noon-9 p.m., South Park, 12th and Massachusetts streets. English Country Dance, 1-4 p.m., Unitarian Fellowship, 1263 N. 1100 Road. Americana Music Academy Saturday Jam, 3 p.m., Americana Music Academy, 1419 Mass. Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community 10th Anniversary Celebration, open to public, 4-7:30 p.m., 4851 Harvard Road. Shoppin’ For Survivors Silent Auction, a benefit for GaDuGi Safe Center, 6 p.m., Springhill Suites, 1 Riverfront Plaza 3 Son Green and Shedding Watts, 9 p.m., the Bottleneck, 737 N.H. Pandora’s Vine, Take Down Theory, Johnny Booth, 9 p.m., Duffy’s, 2222 W. Sixth St. Karaoke at T’s, 9 p.m., Henry T’s, 3520 W. Sixth. The Only Children, Casey James Prestwood & The Burning Angels, Danny Pound Band, 10 p.m., Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Mass. Coversmith, 10 p.m., the Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass. The Photo Atlas, Ambulants, Jordan Geiger, 10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Mass.
Auditions for “The Kansas Nutcracker: Sesquicentennial Edition,” ages 5-8 from 12:30-2 p.m.; ages 9 -11 from 1:30-4 p.m.; ages 12 - 18 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.; adults from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Taste ‘N Tunes, a benefit for Douglas County Toys for Tots, 1 p.m., Bluejacket Crossing Winery, 1969 N 1250 Rd, Eudora. Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department’s annual butterfly tagging event, The Magnificent Butterfly, 1-4 p.m., Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. Happy Birthday Lawrence, birthday party from 2-5 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass. Health & Wellness Fair and welcoming reception for theRun.org, 2-7 p.m., South Park, 1200 Mass. St. James A.M.E. Church 146th anniversary celebra-
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Grande Granada Gala Tonight the Granada, 1020 Mass., has the only hip-hop show in town, so if you want something a little different, then this is the show. Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, above, headlines and Approach, hot off last night’s show, returns with a live band at his back for an even more powerful showcase. Chali 2na has jumped around several projects, bringing his signature baritone with him wherever he goes. Currently he’s supporting his first solo effort, “Fish Outta Water” from 2009. Add additional support from The Will Nots and Animosity and you’ve got a showcase that’s guaranteed to please. Tickets to the show are $15 and doors to the show open at 8 p.m. tion service, 3:30 p.m., St. James A.M.E. Church, 647 Maple Police Department vs. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Charity Football Game, a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters, 6 p.m., Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive. Family Promise Auction Party, 6-8 p.m., Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 6001 Bob Billings Parkway. Lonnie Fisher and The Lawn Furniture Show, Positive Wisdom Serpent, 6 p.m., Replay Faculty Chamber Music Series, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. Texas Hold’em Tournament, free entry, weekly prizes, 8 p.m., The Casbah, 803 Mass. Smackdown! trivia, 8 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H. Speakeasy Sunday: A variety show and jam session hosted by Funk Tank, 10 p.m., the Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass. Meatflower, Leeches of Lore, Dim Light, Ask an Adult, 10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Mass. Karaoke Sunday, 11 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
Watkins Community Museum of History exhibit: “It Happened on Mass Street: 150 Years in Lawrence,” featuring historic photographs and objects illustrating the growth of downtown Lawrence, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, 1047 Mass. Freedom’s Frontier exhibit, Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 1-4 p.m., Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth St. Lawrence Arts Center exhibits: “Every Picture Tells a Story: The Rolling Stone Years,” photos by Baron Wolman, through Oct. 1; The Cutting Edge Of Moby-Dick: Qiao Xiaoguang’s Papercuts, through Oct. 2, Constellation, an aerial installation by Juniper Tangpuz; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 940 N.H. Lumberyard Arts Center exhibit: “Uncommon Threads - An Art Quilt Exhibit,” by a regional group of fiber artists based in Springfield, Mo., and working in the contemporary art quilt medium, Tuesday-Friday, 1-4 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon, through Oct. 8, 718 High St., Baldwin City. Spencer Museum of Art exhibits: Passages: Persistent Visions of a Native Place, Sept. 10 through Jan 15. Museum open until 4 p.m. daily, 8 p.m. on Thursdays, 1301 Miss. The Impact of the King James Bible, Quayle Bible Collection exhibit, 518 Eighth St., Baldwin City, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through July 2012. Lawrence Public Library storytimes for September: Toddler storytime, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; Library storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Fridays; Storytime in Spanish, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays; Family storytime, 3:30 p.m. Sundays; Books & Babies, 10:30 a.m. Mondays and 9:30 a.m., 10:10 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. Wednesdays, 707 Vt. Lawrence Public Library teen programs for September: Monday Movies for Teens, 4 p.m. Mondays; Gaming with the Pro, 3 p.m. Wednesdays; Teen Zone Cafe, 4 p.m. Fridays, 707 Vt.
Family Promise Golf Tournament, lunch at noon, start at 1 p.m., Alvamar Country Club, 1809 Crossgate Drive. Lecompton City Council meeting, 7 p.m., Lecompton City Hall, 327 Elmore St. Baldwin City Council meeting, 7:30 p.m., City Hall, 803 S. Eighth St. Open mic night, 9 p.m., the Bottleneck, 737 N.H. Dollar Bowling, 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa. Karaoke Idol!, 10 p.m., The Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass.
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From left, Bridget, Declan and Portia Carroll take a walk in a garden in Newton, Mass., in July. The triplets, age 3, are the children of Claire Masinton and Jim Carroll of Newton, and the grandchildren of Jerry and Martha Masinton of Lawrence. Martha submitted the photo.
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STEALIN’ ONE AT UCONN Don’t look now, but Steele Jantz and Iowa State are atop the Big 12 at 3-0 after a victory over UConn on Friday. Story on page 6B.
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Big East sensible option If the Big 12 fades away and doesn’t revive itself under a new name, Kansas University must find a new conference home. Assuming the Big Ten has no interest in extending an invitation, it feels as if the ACC might be the school’s preferred destination. Chancellor Bernadette-Gray Little is well-connected there, having worked for the University of North Carolina for 38 years. But it’s too difficult at the moment to know just how that conference would set up. Twelve teams? Probably more like 16. Would it include Maryland and Georgia Tech? Not if the Big Ten invited them. Virginia Tech? Unless the Hokies bolt to the SEC. Texas? Maybe. With too much uncertainty, let’s look at the Big East again, this time focusing on football. If Kansas, Kansas State and Missouri became Big East schools, Cincinnati, Louisville and TCU would join them in the West division. At least in football games within its own division, Kansas would have reasonable road trips, longer than the trips when the Big 12 had 12 teams, but not ridiculously so. Mapquest shows that driving from Lawrence to the University of Louisville campus takes eight hours, 48 minutes, or one minute less than the trip to Colorado. The trip to Nebraska is shown as three hours and 27 minutes, compared to 10 hours and one minute to Cincinnati’s campus. Iowa State is a fourhour, 16-minute drive, compared to eight hours and one minute to TCU’s campus. It’s a nice division for Kansas in several ways. First, it guarantees a game against its two chief rivals every year. Kansas fans routinely make it there and back in the same day for games in Manhattan and Kansas City, Mo., or Columbia, Mo. It also ensures a game every other year in the Dallas Metroplex area. A 12-team league means a return to a schedule that includes four nonconference games instead of the current three. Always be in the midst of a homeand-home series with a Dallasarea school — North Texas and SMU, for example — and schedule it so that this game is played in the Metroplex on the year the TCU game is played in Lawrence. This ensures Metroplex recruits can drive to a KU game ever year, and with any luck it won’t be a car a cheating program has given the studentathletes because KU isn’t going to land those recruits anyway. Kansas would make visits to each of the six East Division teams — Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Florida, Syracuse and West Virginia — once every four years. It’s a little early in the season to put much stock in the Sagarin ratings, especially when they rank TCU (1-1, lost to Baylor) well ahead of Baylor (1-0), but just for the heck of it, take a look at what the Big East West standings, based on Sagarin rating, would look like now: 1. TCU (10), 2. Missouri (34), 3. Kansas (58), 4. Cincinnati (59), 5. Kansas State (64), 6. Louisville (80). A recruiting pitch of “Come play for Kansas, win a conference title and earn the automatic BCS bid,” would have a truer ring to it in the Big East than the old Big 12. It wouldn’t have near the appeal of Big 12 football, but look at the bright side. Chasing TCU isn’t as daunting as chasing Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Texas, and Texas A&M.
Braeden Anderson shed tears during an emotional meeting with Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self late Friday afternoon. “It’s a sad day for me. I’ve done everything I’m supposed to do to make my dreams happen here at Kansas. It’s all coming crashing down right now,”
Anderson, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, told the Journal-World in a phone interview. He was speaking two hours after Self revealed that Anderson had been ruled ineligible to be on scholarship at KU this school year. The NCAA on Wednesday deemed Anderson to be a partial qualifier, which would make him eligible for financial aid and possibly earn the right to
practice second semester but not play in games. However, because of Big 12 Conference policy, all partial qualifiers must be approved by the league’s faculty athletic representatives. Anderson’s case was not approved for aid. Therefore, he will not attend KU. “I will do everything I can to come back someday,” said Anderson, who said one option would be to attend junior col-
lege for three semesters and gain eligibility that way. He said he can’t afford to pay his own way as a walk-on. “You may see me working at McDonald’s,” Anderson said dejectedly. “It’s a confusing situation right now. I don’t have many options. It’s my dream to play here but it would cost Anderson says $28,000. I’d love to walk on if I he’s in the process of leaving Please see ANDERSON, page 3B Lawrence
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KYLE MCFARLAND (15) IS GREETED BY THE FREE STATE BENCH after he intercepted a pass that sealed a victory over Shawnee Mission South. The Firebirds rallied for a 26-21 triumph on Friday in Overland Park.
Senior McFarland engineers late comeback to lift FSHS By Nick Nelson email@example.com
OVERLAND PARK — Going into Friday night’s contest against Shawnee Mission South, Free State High’s football team had split the workload between quarterbacks Kyle McFarland and Joe Dineen. After McFarland’s performance against the Raiders, he just might have the job to himself. McFarland, a senior, threw for 206 yards and four touchdowns, including a perfectly placed 28yard go-ahead touchdown to Calloway Schmidt with 1:23 left in the game to seal the 26-21 victory. “I knew I was going to him right
away because he was playing man, and he was going to make a big play, so I just got it over the defender, and he came down with a great catch,” said McFarland. It seemed Schmidt knew what was coming before the snap as well. “I lined up and saw my man was playing up close so I knew I could beat him, give him the inside and then run to the out. Kyle threw a dime and I came down with it,” said Schmidt. Free State struck first after McFarland found junior Sam Hearnen on his first pass of the night for a 12-yard touchdown with 7:38 left in the first quarter to go up, 6-0. McFarland connected on his
first four passes, two of them for scores. SMS fought back with its solid ground game, capping a 44-yard drive with a seven-yard touchdown run by senior quarterback Alex Forslund. The Raiders took the lead after the extra point with 3:30 to go in the first quarter. McFarland marched Free State (2-1) down the field 69 yards on its next possession, picking up 40 yards through the air. He found junior Tye Hughes in the endzone for an 11-yard touchdown on the first play of the second quarter to put the Firebirds back on top, 127, after the failed two-point conversion. It was then a heavy dose of
Forslund on the ground. He carried eight times for 34 yards during the Pirates’ next scoring drive, including a one-yard plunge into the endzone to take the lead going into halftime. SMS Carried the ball 49 times on the night and made just seven pass attempts. Heading into the game, Free State coach Bob Lisher was leery of what his opponent brought to the table running the ball. SMS junior Gabe Guild came into the game as the Sunflower League’s leading rusher, averaging eight yards per carry. Guild ended the night with 24 carries for 142 yards. Lisher said his team needed to be Please see FSHS, page 3B
OLATHE EAST 21, LAWRENCE HIGH 20
Lions fall late in heartbreaker By Corey Thibodeaux firstname.lastname@example.org
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LAWRENCE HIGH’S CHARLES JACKSON IS STOOD UP AT THE GOAL LINE by Olathe East defensive end Matthew Baltimore (55). LHS fell, 21-20, on Friday in Olathe.
OLATHE — As the Lawrence High football team boarded the buses and left the Olathe District Activity Center Friday night, it saw plenty of points still on the field. In the first quarter, the Olathe East punt that bounced off a Lawrence player and gave the ball back to the Hawks. The third-and-goal at the one-yard line and the turnover on downs that came two plays later. The missed game-winning two-point conversion after senior quarterback Brad Strauss led an 82-yard scoring drive with less than 1:30 in the game. The game was there for the taking, but even as well as the
Lions (1-2) played, they watched the Hawks (2-1) walk away with a 21-20 victory. “We leave way too many points out,” Strauss said. “We were knocking on their doorstep a few times, and we couldn’t punch it in. We have to score in those situations, and it cost us a game.” Both teams scored touchdowns on their opening drives, but a Lion turnover on the Hawks’ first punt led their second touchdown. Lawrence had the ball two more times in the first half and couldn’t get points out of either of possession. By halftime, East had mounted a 21-7 lead. The Hawks relied heavily on the run, similar to the Lions’ previous opponents, so it should
have been a run-out-the-clock game from then on. But the LHS defense didn’t let the run dictate the game, and East didn’t score the rest of the game, which was a bright spot, coach Dirk Wedd said. The Lions scored late in the third when Strauss hit receiver Anthony Buffalomeat for a touchdown, bringing the deficit to seven points. LHS held East at bay while it moved to the one-yard line on third down. The Lions ran it twice with running back Charles Jackson, and twice he failed to get anything. “You wouldn’t believe how frustrating it is,” Jackson said. “But you’ve got to move past it. It’s still early.” Please see LHS, page 3B
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Texas regents to meet Monday about Big 12 By Jimmy Burch McClatchy Newspapers
The Big 12â€™s long-term future continues to grow cloudier. University of Texas regents have called a special meeting for Monday to discuss and take â€œappropriate action regarding potential legal issues related to athletic conference membership and contracting.â€? The 4 p.m. EDT teleconference, posted Friday by school officials, also will allow regents to take ac-
tion in regard to a â€œdelegation to act onâ€? conference realignment. Texasâ€™ meeting will be held on the same day Oklahoma regents convene to â€œdiscuss potential legal ramifications of conference realignment optionsâ€? and â€œtake any appropriate action.â€? Big 12 sources said the purpose of both sessions will be to authorize each school president â€” Texasâ€™ Bill Powers and Oklahomaâ€™s David Boren â€” to take action in regard to conference realignment, similar to what Texas
A&M regents did on Aug. 15 with president R. Bowen Loftin. Loftin notified Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe of A&Mâ€™s official withdrawal on Aug. 31, and the school has been approved as a conditional member of the Southeastern Conference, pending a waiver of legal claims. Multiple Big 12 sources have said Oklahoma prefers a move to the Pac-12. Oklahoma State officials said they plan to remain aligned with OU. Texasâ€™ plans are less clear. Texas
officials have been public in their desire to remain part of the Big 12 but began actively contemplating other options after a meeting Sunday with Oklahoma officials. A Big 12 source said that Texasâ€™ situation remains â€œvery fluid.â€? Texas sources have said the schoolâ€™s potential options include a move to an expanded Atlantic Coast Conference, where Texasâ€™ contract with ESPN for the Longhorn Network might be embraced because ESPN/ABC is the ACCâ€™s primary TV rights holder.
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Ortiz has exciting boxing style LAS VEGAS (AP) â€” Victor Ortiz knocks people down, and heâ€™s done it every time he has stepped into the ring. He also goes down, twice in his last fight alone. Itâ€™s a pattern that can make for exciting fights. Itâ€™s also a style that plays right into the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather returns to the ring for the first time in 16 months tonight, facing Ortiz in a fight for a piece of the welterweight title. His experience and great defense make him a big favorite, but Mayweather vows that this fight will be entertaining from the opening bell. â€œIâ€™m coming straight ahead,â€? Mayweather said. â€œThis fight is not going the distance.â€? In most instances, Ortiz would be seen as little more than a tuneup for a possible Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight next spring. But the 24-year-old is young and strong and coming off a huge win over Andre Berto that not only made him a champion at 147 pounds but, more importantly, got Mayweatherâ€™s attention. Mayweather was at ringside in April when Ortiz came off the canvas in the second and sixth rounds to win a bruising decision over Berto, a fight that so impressed Mayweather that he hand picked Ortiz to be his next opponent. â€œIt was such an exciting fight that it motivated me to get back in the ring and display my skills,â€? Mayweather said. â€œI wanted to get back in there and rock and roll.â€? Mayweather will earn another massive payday â€” possibly more than $20 million â€” to try to remain undefeated in the 42nd fight of his pro career. If there are any questions about him, itâ€™s that heâ€™s not getting any younger at the age of 34 and has fought so infrequently recently that thereâ€™s a chance he could have ring rust. Ortiz is a decade younger at 24 and is both strong and fast. But heâ€™s in the spotlight for the first time in his young career, and heâ€™s facing a fighter who has tremendous defensive skills and is a master at adjusting to what the man in front of him is doing in the ring. Mayweather also has shown some mastery in the prefight buildup, extending invitations to the estranged brother of the man who trains Ortiz, along with Brandon Rios, a former stablemate at odds with Ortiz. But Ortiz said heâ€™s paying attention to nothing except what he has to do in the ring in the scheduled 12-round fight. â€œI understand his tactics,â€? Ortiz said. â€œHe has a loud mouth and has to put somebody down. But itâ€™s always been me against everyone, and this is no different for me.â€? As is usual with Mayweather fights of late, the plot line involves a fighter who will be thousands of miles from the ring at the MGM Grand hotel arena. So far Mayweather has resisted agreeing to a fight with Pacquiao, insisting that without Olympic-style drug testing he will not get in the ring with any fighter. Pacquiaoâ€™s promoter, Bob Arum, indicated recently, though, that drug testing wouldnâ€™t be a roadblock to a fight next May, assuming Mayweather beats Ortiz and Pacquiao tops Juan Manuel Marquez in November. â€œYou keep hearing Pacquiao, Pacquiao, Pacquiao,â€? Mayweather said. â€œIâ€™m not ducking and dodging anyone. Iâ€™m not hiding from any opponent. If youâ€™re the best, take the test and weâ€™ll fight.â€? Although Mayweather claims he hasnâ€™t ducked anybody, a close look at his record might indicate that the pay-perview buys he generates are based more on what fans see on HBOâ€™s â€œ24/7â€? reality series than what he has done in the ring. Count Oscar De La Hoya â€” who gave Mayweather his first big starring platform when they fought in 2007 â€” among those who think he has carefully selected his opponents. â€œI fought guys over the hill, guys who were too small,â€? said De La Hoya, who promotes Ortiz. â€œI won world titles that maybe were questionable. Itâ€™s the truth. Mayweather is a victim of this, too. He has fought guys too small, washed up. He also hasnâ€™t fought nearly enough.â€?
TODAY â€˘ Cross Country, at Nebraska, 10 a.m. â€˘ Softball, at KSU-Salina Midwest Fall Classic â€˘ Football, at Bacone College, 6 p.m. SUNDAY â€˘ Softball, at KSU-Salina Midwest Fall Classic
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Rose, Wilson lead BMW Championship LEMONT, ILL. â€” Coming off his best round of the year, Justin Rose figured it couldnâ€™t get much better in the BMW Championship. He was good enough Friday for a 3-under 68 and a share of lead with Mark Wilson. Rose felt flat at times, especially early on the back nine at Cog Hill on a cool, overcast day in the Chicago suburbs. But a 3-iron into 30 feet for an eagle on the par-5 15th woke him up, and not even a bogey on the last hole changed his outlook on the day or the weekend of this FedEx Cup playoff event. â€œYou never quite know what to expect after playing so well in the first round,â€? Rose said of his opening 63. â€œActually, my caddie said itâ€™s the best round heâ€™s seen in 20 years out there from a ball-striking perspective. So, thereâ€™s only one way to go from there. But today was good.â€? They were at 11-under 131. Webb Simpson, who leads the FedEx Cup shot a 68 that left him two shots behind. Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland was tied for 11th at 4-under.
Teen Thompson leads Navistar PRATTVILLE, ALA. â€” Once again, Lexi Thompson has a lead at the Navistar LPGA Classic. The 16-year-old shot a 4-under 68 Friday to reach 10-under 134 and is two shots ahead of Stacy Lewis and Becky Morgan at the Robert Trent Jones Trailâ€™s Capitol Hill complex. â€œIâ€™m playing smart and just making birdies,â€? Thompson said. â€œIâ€™m just trying to do my best. Thatâ€™s all I can do.â€? Thompson was tied for the second-round lead as a 14-year-old in 2009 before she finished 27th. Last year, as a professional, she was 16th.
â€™Cuse, Pitt talking to ACC? NEW YORK â€” The New York Times is reporting Syracuse and Pittsburgh are in talks with the Atlantic Coast Conference about leaving the Big East to join the league. The story posted on the newspaperâ€™s website Friday night cited an unidentified source with direct knowledge of the talks. If Syracuse and Pittsburgh decide to leave the Big East, it could lead to another dramatic shuffle in college athletics. Texas A&M has announced its intention to join the Southeastern Conference, leaving the future of the Big 12 in doubt. Syracuse is a founding member of the Big East, and Pittsburgh joined the league in 1982.
Wolfpackâ€™s Gottfried grounded RALEIGH, N.C. â€” North Carolina State basketball coach Mark Gottfriedâ€™s planned parachute jump into Carter-Finley Stadium has been called off due to weather concerns. The Wolfpackâ€™s first-year coach had planned to take a tandem jump with a member of the ROTC Ranger parachute team at halftime of the South Alabama-N.C. State football game tonight as part of â€œMilitary Appreciation Day.â€? Team officials said Friday night that the forecast for Saturday night is for a 2,300-foot ceiling. They say a minimum ceiling of 6,000 feet is required for a tandem jump.
NCAA sued over concussions CHICAGO â€” The NCAA has been sued in federal court by a former college football player who says the organization has failed to protect student-athletes from concussions. In the lawsuit filed this week, Adrian Arrington said he suffered â€œnumerous and repeated concussionsâ€? during his years playing at Eastern Illinois, perhaps best known as the alma mater of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and Saints coach Sean Payton. A team captain in 2009, Arrington said he suffers from memory loss, depression and near-daily migraines as a result of his injuries and says he was never coached on how to play more safely.
Patdowns to take longer NEW YORK â€” The NFL has â€œenhancedâ€? its security pat-down procedures for fans entering stadiums. The league asked its 32 teams to instruct stadium security to search fans from the ankles up for banned items such as alcohol and weapons. Previously, the search was from the waist up. Last week, a man was arrested for using an illegal stun gun at Sunday nightâ€™s Dallas Cowboys-New York Jets game.
Chiefs CB gets extension KANSAS CITY, MO. â€” Cornerback Brandon Flowers says on Twitter that heâ€™s agreed to a new contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. Flowers is in the final year of the rookie contract he signed in 2008. Terms of the new deal were not available.
,!4%34 ,).% NFL Favorite .............Points (O/U) ........Underdog Sunday Week 2 NEW ORLEANS ................7 (47) ........................Chicago DETROIT ..................8 (45) ......... Kansas City NY JETS ............................9 (39) ...............Jacksonville BUFFALO ..........................3 (42) ........................Oakland WASHINGTON ................31â „2 (44) .......................Arizona Baltimore.......................51â „2 (38) ................ Tennessee PITTSBURGH...................14 (40) .........................Seattle Green Bay.......................10 (46) ...................CAROLINA MINNESOTA ......................3 (41) ...................Tampa Bay Cleveland.........................2 (40) ............INDIANAPOLIS Dallas ................................3 (42) ........SAN FRANCISCO Houston............................3 (48) ............................MIAMI NEW ENGLAND..............61â „2 (54) ..................San Diego DENVER...........................31â „2 (40) ..................Cincinnati Philadelphia..................21â „2 (50) ....................ATLANTA Monday, Sept 19th. NY GIANTS .......................6 (44) .......................St. Louis COLLEGE FOOTBALL Favorite ..................Points .............Underdog MARYLAND .........................11â „2 ................ West Virginia CLEMSON............................ 31â „2............................Auburn IOWA .......................................3 ........................Pittsburgh CINCINNATI......................... 34................................Akron BOWLING GREEN .............. 91â „2........................ Wyoming MICHIGAN............................ 29.........Eastern Michigan Penn St ..................................7 ..............................TEMPLE WESTERN MICHIGAN........71â „2 .........Central Michigan Mississippi......................... 21â „2.................. VANDERBILT BOSTON COLLEGE ..............7 ...................................Duke GEORGIA TECH ........... 15.....................Kansas a-Colorado ...........................7 ..................... Colorado St b-Wisconsin ........................17 ...........Northern Illinois MINNESOTA ....................... 41â „2.................... Miami-Ohio FLORIDA.............................. 91â „2..................... Tennessee NOTRE DAME..................... 51â „2....................Michigan St NORTH CAROLINA .............10 ............................ Virginia Texas ........................31â „2 ......................UCLA NEBRASKA ...........................17 .................... Washington Texas Tech................. 21 ...........NEW MEXICO Northwestern......................6 ..................................ARMY Nevada ..................................6 ...................SAN JOSE ST UAB ........................................13 .............................. Tulane SOUTH CAROLINA..............17 ..................................Navy SAN DIEGO ST ................... 51â „2..............Washington St
KENTUCKY ......................... 51â „2........................Louisville Houston.............................. 61â „2..........LOUISIANA TECH OHIO........................................4 ............................Marshall TEXAS A&M ..............351â „2 .................... Idaho BALL ST .................................5 ...............................Buffalo ILLINOIS .................................2 ........................Arizona St KANSAS ST............... 171â „2.................. Kent St USC.........................................17 ......................... Syracuse Oklahoma ....................3 ............. FLORIDA ST NEW MEXICO ST ..................3 ....................................Utep MIAMI-FLORIDA ................ 21â „2............................ Ohio St BYU .........................................4 ....................................Utah Oklahoma St ............ 131â „2....................TULSA Hawaii .................................181â „2 ............................... UNLV Stanford ............................. 91â „2......................... ARIZONA Added Games TCU........................................ 29......................UL-Monroe VIRGINIA TECH .................. 24....................Arkansas St Central Florida ...................6 ..................FLORIDA INTL ALABAMA ............................ 47....................North Texas ARKANSAS ...........................23 ...................................Troy a-at Sports Authority Field in Denver, CO. b-at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. MLB Favorite ...................Odds ..............Underdog National League CHICAGO CUBS ..................6-7 ..........................Houston PHILADELPHIA ...................7-8 ..........................St. Louis WASHINGTON ....................10-11 ............................Florida ATLANTA ........................71â „2-81â „2.......................NY Mets Milwaukee .....................51â „2-61â „2................ CINCINNATI COLORADO.....................51â „2-61â „2...........San Francisco Arizona ........................... 61â „2-71â „2..................SAN DIEGO LA DODGERS.......................7-8 ......................Pittsburgh American League NY Yankees........................6-7 ........................TORONTO MINNESOTA ....................Even-6 ................... Cleveland OAKLAND.............................6-7 .............................Detroit LA Angels............................7-8 .................... BALTIMORE KANSAS CITY ............ 6-7 ........ Chi White Sox BOSTON ...............................7-8 .....................Tampa Bay Texas ...................................9-10 .........................SEATTLE BOXING WBC Welterweight Title Fight MGM Grand Arena-Las Vegas, NV. (12 Rounds) V. Ortiz +500 F. Mayweather Jr. -700
WBC Light Middleweight Title Staples Center-Los Angeles, CA. (12 Rounds) A. Gomez +1000 S. Alvarez. -1500 MMA Bellator 50 Middleweight Quarterfinals Seminole Hard Rock-Hollywood, FL. J. Hess +100 B. Baker -130 Z. Galesic +240 A. Shlemenko -280 S. Alvey +160 V. Vianna -200 B. Rogers +180 V. Oâ€™Donnell -200 UFC Fight Night 25 New Orleans Convention Center-New Orleans, LA. J. Ellenberger +160 J. Shields -180 D. Yang +135 C. McGee -165 J. Brookins +160 E. Koch -200 J. MacDonald +210 A. Belcher -250 C. McKenzie +140 V. Rocha -170 S. Bailey +320 E. Dunham -420 L. Benoist +160 M. Riddle -200 D. Walker +105 K. Stone -135 C. Harvison +130 S. Baczynski -150 M. Stumpf +200 A. Waldburger -240 M. Lullo +145 R. Peralta -175 J. Edwards +280 J. Lopez -350 Home Team in CAPS (c) 2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc.