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NEELI BENDAPUDI, DEAN OF THE KANSAS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, left, shares a moment with her parents, Ramesh and Padma Thippavajjala, following a naturalization ceremony Monday in which they were granted American citizenship. Ninety-seven individuals took the oath of citizenship during the ceremony at the Dole Institute of Politics. The three TOP PHOTOS are scenes from the oath-taking.
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One of Neeli Bendapudi’s first memories from growing up in India, she said Monday, is of telling her friends about the Kansas University Jayhawk. When she was 5, her father left to study for his doctorate in English at KU, and, for nearly four years,
she heard from him only through letters and short phone calls made from a neighbor’s house. When she saw a picture of the mythical Jayhawk, she thought it was something one might find in the United States. “Yes, in America, birds did wear shoes!” she recalled telling her friends. Bendapudi, the dean of the KU School of Business, spoke Monday afternoon at a U.S. District Court naturalization ceremony
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TOPEKA — Kansas officials on Monday approved $11.2 million in pay raises for 4,300 state employees whose salaries are below those of similar private-sector workers. That represents approximately one in four state classified workers. The State Finance Council, led by Gov. Sam Brownback, approved the increase after the funding had earlier been approved by the Legislature. Among those getting raises were more than 1,000 corrections officers who were getting 7.5 percent pay raises. The raises took effect for the current pay period. Brownback said the increases were essential to recruit and retain personnel in corrections and law enforcement. The Finance Council, which includes legislative leaders, endorsed the plan on a unanimous vote, although House Republican Leader Arlen Siegfreid, R-Olathe, voiced misgivings. “I’m not sure this is such a good idea with the budget problems we are facing,” Siegfreid said. Raises went to more than 50 classifications and will affect workers across the state, including those at regents universities, except Kansas University, where employees voted several years ago to leave the state’s classified system.
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Day on Sept. 17. The new citizens included students, professors, doctors and business owners, and their home countries included Iran, Egypt, Tajikistan, Sudan, Argentina, Antigua and Barbuda, South Korea and Canada. U.S. District Judge John Lungstrum presided over the ceremony. “I promise each and every one of you that this is
TOPEKA — Kansas officials on Monday ended a “birther” challenge to putting President Barack Obama on the state’s November general election ballot. On Thursday, the State Objections Board caused a national furor when it delayed a decision on a challenge brought by Manhattan resident Joe Montgomery, who said Obama was ineligible to be on the ballot because he wasn’t a U.S. citizen. Taitz The all-Republican board — composed of Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer — said it needed more time on the matter to get documents certifying Obama’s birth certificate
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at KU’s Dole Institute of Politics. Among the 97 new American citizens seated in front of her were her mother and father, Padma and Ramesh Thippavajjala, who swore their allegiance to the country that 5-yearold Neeli so closely identified with the Jayhawk. People from 39 countries became U.S. citizens at the annual ceremony, which has been held at the Dole Institute each year since 2003 to mark Constitution
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CHARLES HENRY TUNGET, JR. Services for Charles Henry Tunget, Jr., 66, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain. He died on Sun., Sept. 16th at his home.
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DALE E. MCALLISTER Dale E. McAllister, 58, of Trail Creek, Indiana and formerly of Manhattan, Kansas, passed away unexpectedly at 7:15 a.m., Monday, August 27, 2012 at his home. He was born June 14, 1954 in Fairfield, Iowa to Roy and Winona (Curry) McAllister, the fourth of five children. Dale graduated from WinfieldMt. Union High School. He continued his education at the University of Iowa where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Science and a Juris Doctor degree with Order of the Coif honors. Dale married Nancy J. Kollhoff on May 20, 2004 in Lawrence, Kansas. He was previously married and divorced from Karen Winn, with whom he had three children. He was a member of the Manhattan First United Methodist Church. He taught Junior and Senior High Sunday school classes; was involved in mission trips to Mississippi, Mexico, and Jamaica; participated in local outreach projects including Harvesters and Habitat for Humanity; and was an active learner in numerous Bible study groups. The bulk of Dale’s professional career was spent at American Century Investments (Kansas City), United Missouri Bank (Kansas City), and Security Benefit Corp. (Topeka, Kansas) where he practiced employee benefit (ERISA) law. Most recently he was employed by Horizon Bank in Michigan City, Indiana, in the Trust and Investment Management Department. Dale is survived by his partner Nancy Kollhoff of the home; three children: Elliott “Jamie”
McAllister of Olathe, Kansas; Sarah (Matt) Groneman of Vincennes, Indiana; Kevin McAllister of Manhattan, Kansas; two step-daughters: Heather (Jeff) Clinger of Tonganoxie, Kansas; Erin (Jay) Wiesner of Kansas City, Kansas; three grandchildren: Hannah Clinger, Abby Groneman, and Joshua Clinger; and siblings: Roy (Leni) McAllister of Papillion, Nebraska; Louise (Verlyn) Noring of Indianola, Iowa; Wayne (Kerry) McAllister of Carmichael, California. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Winona McAllister, and his brother Bruce McAllister. The family will celebrate Dale’s life on Saturday, September 22, at 10am at the DeSoto United Methodist Church, DeSoto, Kansas with the Rev. Barb Clinger officiating. The service will include Holy Communion with an open table. A private inurnment will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations go to Habitat for Humanity, the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission or the Reconciling Ministries Network of the United Methodist Church. Contributions may be left in care of the YorgensenMeloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502. Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries. LJWorld.com.
VIOLET INEZ LAWELLIN MEZGER Inez Mezger died September 16 at Brandon Woods at Alvamar in Lawrence, Kansas. She was born August 15, 1919 in Prattsville, Ark. to Grover Cleveland Sides and Clara Mason Sides. She was raised by her mother and stepfather Morley Howard Lawellin. She graduated from Attica High School in 1937 and Bethel College in 1941. She taught high school English, drama and music in Langdon, Plains and Page City. She married Harold E. Mezger on January 14, 1944. They moved to Wichita in 1950. She was an active member of Hyde Park United Methodist Church and volunteered extensively in the community. She was a youth leader, Sunday school teacher, youth choir director and a long time church choir member. She was also PTA president at Washington and Linwood Elementary Schools, a Cub Scout den mother and a Camp Fire leader. Peace and Justice issues were important to her. She held local and state offices in United Methodist Women, was president of Church Women United when their
national Assembly was held in Wichita in 1971, was a founding member of Interfaith Ministries, was on the board of directors for Crop Walk in and visited the United Nations as an observer. She loved crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, writing poetry and embroidery. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters; Joyce Lawellin and Jeanne Gilmore. She is survived by her husband Harold, Lawrence; daughter Dee Ann Mezger (George Berlin) Lawrence; daughter Dena Mezger, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; son David Mezger, Olathe; grandson David Zanoni (Sarah) and great grandson Logan of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and 15 nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Alzheimer’s Association, Interfaith Ministries or Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church in care of the mortuary. Services will be held at Old Mission Mortuary, 3424 E 21st, Wichita on Sept. 19th at 1:30 with visitation one hour before the service. Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries. LJWorld.com.
MILDRED “MILLIE” L. HALL Private inurnment for Mildred L. “Millie” Hall, 86, Lawrence, KS, will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery. Millie went to be with her Lord on September 16, 2012. Millie was born on January 23, 1926 in Lawrence, KS the daughter of Olin and Anna Hedlund Button. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence. She married A.E. Hall in Lawrence, KS. He preceded her in death in 1990. Survivors include one daughter, Shelley Hall, Lawrence; one son, Randy, Baldwin City, sister, Lois Hardtarfer, Everette, WA, brothers, Dale Button, Miami, FL, Alan Button, and wife, Zee, Russ Button, both of Lawrence; special niece Sue McDaniel; and nephew, Joe Davis. She
was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, and one brother. She loved lunches with the gang of three, Doris, Sarah, & Melba, KU Basketball and the Kansas City Chiefs. She loved our dog, Uma and spoiled her rotten. She loved her best friends, Bobbie Figgins and Deanie Hardister. Mom your strength, resiliency and love will shine on. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials in her name to the Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of the mortuary. Online condolences may be sent to www. warrenmcelwain.com. Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries. LJWorld.com.
porter shouted at Taitz as she spoke to the media and a security officer cleared the hallway, ordering people outside. Kobach, an informal adviser to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, said he didn’t believe Kansas suffered negative publicity over the ballot challenge. He said if an objection is properly filed, the board is obligated to consider it. The allegation that Obama was born in a foreign country and ineligible to be president has been discredited. The White House released the president’s 1961 long form birth certificate last year, and Hawaii officials have repeatedly confirmed his citizenship. Obama’s mother was a Kansas native. Asked why the birth certificate challenge wasn’t dismissed on Thursday, Kobach said the state needed a verification of the document. “Like any quasi-judicial body, you have to do more than just act on somebody’s say-so or on hearsay,” he said. The secretary of state’s office received verification from Hawaii officials about the validity of Obama’s birth certificate, officials said. About a dozen Obama supporters showed up at the meeting and expressed displeasure, saying the board gave the challenge credence by not dismissing it last week. T.J. Gaughan of Topeka held a sign that said “Let People Vote,” and he criticized Kobach for pushing the new law in Kansas that requires voters to show photo ID to vote. He called it a voter suppression law. Gaughan added, “It’s a shame our state has been dragged before the nation with this birther stuff.”
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from Hawaii. By late Friday, however, Montgomery withdrew his objection because, he said, he was the victim of abuse and intimidation. On Monday, the board appeared ready to dismiss the matter and adjourn, but Orly Taitz, a national figure in challenging Obama’s citizenship, appeared at the meeting, demanded to speak to the board and challenged the president’s place on the ballot. She said that Obama’s birth certificate was a forgery and that Montgomery withdrew his objection under duress. “This is a matter of national security,” she said. But Kobach said Taitz’s challenge was not filed within the deadline to present a ballot challenge. “I’m sorry, if you had filed your objection during that period you would have been perfectly able to bring” the issues, he said. Attorney General Schmidt and Lt. Gov. Colyer, were no-shows at the Monday meeting and sent representatives. Colyer, who is a plastic surgeon, was “with patients,” according to Gov. Sam Brownback’s office. Schmidt was out sick, his office said. Colyer’s chief of staff, Mark Dugan, filling in for Colyer, quickly moved to adjourn the meeting, and Chief Deputy Attorney General John Campbell, filling in for Schmidt, called for a vote on the matter. The motion passed unanimously, but not before Kobach allowed Taitz to speak briefly. Later, outside the meeting room, an Obama sup-
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Charges filed in doctor’s death OVERLAND PARK (AP) — Prosecutors in northeastern Kansas have charged a suspect with murdering a South Carolina pediatrician who was in the area for a medical conference last week. The body of 39-year-old Dr. Franchesca Brown, of Myrtle Beach, was discovered Sept. 12 in a field near an Overland Park hotel. The suspect was identified Monday as John Meredith Hodges, believed to be from Virginia. Police say Hodges fled to South America and has been captured in Colombia. He’s expected to be returned to the Kansas City area this week. Overland Park and Johnson County authorities said Hodges was Brown’s occasional boyfriend. Hodges is charged with first-degree murder, credit card fraud and identity theft.
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the best thing that any judge ever gets to do,” Lungstrum said to the prospective citizens and their family members, who packed the Dole Institute’s hall. KU Provost Jeff Vitter spoke to the prospective citizens as well, telling them their efforts served to remind native-born Americans what citizenship means. “The rights of citizenship are many, and the process you’ve gone through to earn them is difficult,” Vitter said. “But it is difficult for a reason. The rights you gain as citizens have been hard-won, and they must continue to be protected.” Bendapudi praised the United States, which she called “the greatest country on the face of the earth.” “I dare you to name one other country which commands waiting lists of people who are eager to call themselves citizens of this country,” Bendapudi said. She recalled the nearly four years she was apart from her father as he studied at KU, when her family did not have a telephone or the money to come visit. Bendapudi later came to America for the same reason as her father — to study for a doctorate at KU. Padma and Ramesh Thippavajjala came to the United States about five years ago after retiring as professors at Andhra University in the southeast Indian city of Vishakhapatnam. They came to Lawrence with their daughter in 2011. On Monday, Ramesh marveled at the circumstances of his return to the city where he studied about 30 years ago. “I never thought I’d come back to KU, and she would be the dean,” Ramesh said. Bendapudi became a U.S. citizen in 2005 in Ohio. Her two sisters live in the United States, as well. “Usually it is the children who follow the parents,” Padma said, “but here the children came first and brought us with them.” — Staff writer Matt Erickson can be reached at 832-6388.
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State Board of Regents to vote on budget increase TOPEKA — The Kansas Board of Regents this week is expected to put the finishing touches on its request for a $47 million budget increase. The regents will take up the issue on Thursday during its monthly meeting. If approved, the budget recommendation will be sent to Gov. Sam Brownback for his consideration when putting together a
For Kansas University, the budget recommendation includes $2.8 million of increased funding for the KU School of Medicine in Wichita. In addition, it includes $1 million for the next fiscal year as part of a proposed $30 million in state funds to pay for a new medical education building at the KU Med Center in Kansas City, Kan.
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Nancy Pollard used to tell her kids which parts of the snow they could play in. A small patch of land near their Lecompton home had to remain pristine, after all, to measure the precipitation accurately for the National Weather Service in Topeka. Nancy and Leo Pollard have been recording the weather on their property for 30 years. Before they did it, Nancy’s dad did, and it has become a 50-plus-year family tradition. “It’s important to do for the records,” Leo said. “They use the information to track how the climate’s changing, for the history of it.” This summer, for instance, was the driest they’ve ever seen. The rain gauge by the Pollards’ hasn’t seen a whole lot of use, they say, but still they call in to Topeka — to record, for history. The most rain they’ve ever had to call in was in 1993, Leo says. Five whole inches, at least, in a single day. That’s not something you forget. The Pollards used to get paid for their trouble. Not much, but something. “But cutbacks, everything’s cutbacks,” Nancy said. Still, they continue to do it, calling in what little weather activity they have to report.
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LEO AND NANCY POLLARD stand next to their 8-inch rain gauge in Lecompton, where for 30 years they have been gathering weather data for the National Weather Service in Topeka. They take the measuring stick and put it in an upright metal pot that collects rain, with Harley, the little guy they call “Lecompton’s town dog,” watching nearby. They call every 24 hours with rain — or lack thereof — to report, and if ever they see hail, tornadic activity or, in the winter, snow. They’ve got their 8-inch rain gauge, and now a plaque from the National Weather Service thanking them for
their 30 years of service. Their data, which helps out because the weather service can’t track all across the state, goes into climate models across the world. But it’s just tradition for them. It’s something the family’s always done, and, as Leo put it, “I just love watching the weather. I think everybody does.”
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LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT • Two men were arrested this weekend after allegedly battering Lawrence police during the following incidents: — Police responded to a disturbance at Saint’s Bar, 2329 Iowa, Saturday morning shortly after midnight regarding a man who was thrown out of the bar but continued to make threats. Police located the suspect, a 25-year-old Lawrence man, who battered police as they attempted to take him into custody, according to police. After police arrested the man, they located a firearm in the suspect’s pocket. The man was arrested on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer and criminal possession of a firearm. The man posted a $25,000 bond and was released. — At about 5 a.m. Saturday, officers near the law enforcement center, 111 E. 11th St., were approached by a 37-year-old Lawrence man who had clenched fists and was growling, according to police. The man allegedly challenged the two officers to “unarmed hand-to-hand combat.” Police displayed a Taser, but were able to arrest the man without using it. The man, who battered officers during the arrest, was arrested on charges of assault on a law enforcement officer. The man was released but not yet charged. • A 38-year-old Lawrence man was charged in Douglas County District Court on Monday with one count of home burglary. Christopher T. Beard was arrested Sunday morning after allegedly breaking into a residence in the 3000 block of Oxford Road shortly before 8 a.m. According to police, the man was intoxicated and entered the home through an unlocked garage door. A $10,000 bond was set for Beard, who faces up to 11 years in prison on the charge.
CONDITION UPDATES • A 33-year-old Lawrence man was hospitalized Monday after a motorcycle accident on Sunday afternoon. Gary Michael Lee Prather
HOSPITAL BIRTHS Mackenzie Owens, student, Lawrence “People might be embarrassed by it, but at least people are now aware their actions in public are going to be seen.”
Steve and Kris Bradley, Lawrence, a girl, Sept. 13. Emily Sharp and Jason Lamb, Lawrence, twin girls, Monday. Denise and Alan Lawson, Tecumseh, a boy, Monday. Lara and Matt Copeland, Topeka, a boy, Monday.
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Will Chertoff, student, Lawrence “I don’t see the reason for it. Lawrence to me has always been a really peaceful town.”
Sadie Devin, student, Lawrence “I think it’s a good idea. If people are going to be in public, they shouldn’t do anything they’d be afraid to have on camera.”
Tiana Hupfauf, student, Lawrence “I feel like it might be embarrassing for some people, especially outside the bars.”
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should stay off highways. According to Kansas Department of Transportation data, there were 41,114 accidents involving drivers age 65 and older between 2007 through 2011. On average, there was one fatality accident for every 113 accidents involving senior citizens. The frequency of fatality accidents was highest among those aged 90 to 94, one for every 46.8 accidents. AARP Kansas offers a number of programs for older drivers, including the “We Need to Talk” course for children faced with taking the keys away from their parents. “Adult children of older drivers want to see that their parents are safe on the road,” said Mary Tritsch, an assistant state AARP director. Tritsch said AARP wants to expand the course across Kansas. Parts of it are incorporated in other courses that teach older
was with a group of cyclists from a church outing when he lost control on a turn east on County Road 458. Douglas County Sgt. Steve Lewis said Prather was wearing a helmet but still sustained injuries and was taken by LifeStar ambulance to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka. The hospital said it could not disclose his condition. • Both the driver and the pedestrian involved in an automobile accident Sept. 2 near the intersection of Ninth and Ohio streets were suspected of alcohol intoxication by officers at the scene, according to a police report. Hannah R. Swank, 20, of Topeka, was walking north across Ninth street at the Ohio intersection when she was struck by a westbound white Ford Explorer driven by Jay Edward Berryman, 25, of Lawrence. According to the police report, the responding officer “believes the collision occurred because Berryman was impaired enough for him to miss seeing a pedestrian in the roadway. Responding officer also believes Swank was walking in the roadway intoxicated between the crosswalk and the curb lines.” Both Berryman and Swank are listed as students on Kansas University’s website. Swank was flown by air ambulance with serious injuries to a Kansas City hospital, but condition updates have not been available. Berryman was not arrested nor charged following the accident, but toxicology results are pending. Police say it’s not unusual in such cases to wait to charge someone until such results come back, which could take several weeks.
The Journal-World does not print accounts of all police reports filed. The newspaper generally reports: • Burglaries, only with a loss of $1,000 or more, unless there are unusual circumstances. To protect victims, we generally don’t identify them by name. • The names and circumstances of people arrested, only after they are charged. • Assaults and batteries, only if major injuries are reported. • Holdups and robberies.
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residents how to adjust to the reality that their bodies are changing. “Driving is so individual. You can’t say that a 70-year-old driver is going to be worse than a 25- or 30-year-old driver,” Tritsch said. The Kansas Department of Transportation plans to spend $22 million on public transit programs over the next two years. Tritsch said she would like to see Kansas to develop more transit alternatives for residents, especially in rural areas. “It really is the backbone of KDOT’s recognition that once elderly residents are no longer able to drive, the ability to get out in the community pays dividends,” said Josh Powers, KDOT’s public transit manager said. Erickson knows there are alternatives for her, but for now she does what she can to stay behind the wheel and maintain her independence. “That’s probably the hardest thing about getting older,” she said, “just that ability to jump in the car when I want to.”
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Pedestrian struck, Ex-lawmaker named elections official killed by train in East Lawrence By Shaun Hittle firstname.lastname@example.org
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train Monday morning in East Lawrence, Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley said. Railroad workers called the incident in about 11:10 a.m. McKinley said officials were not sure exactly where the accident occurred, but the body was discovered just west of the Santa Fe Railroad station at Seventh and New York streets. About 2:45 p.m., the train was unhitched near the accident site. Andy
Williams, a spokesman with Burlington Northern Santa Fe, had said they were awaiting notification from police before operating on the railroad. The tracks were cleared and trains resumed operating Monday evening. The train, which was carrying 55 cars and heading west toward Topeka, was not damaged, Williams said. Police has no information to release about the victim or the circumstances surrounding the incident Monday night. — Reporter Shaun Hittle can be reached at 832-7173. Follow him at Twitter.com/ shaunhittle.
TOPEKA (AP) — A former Kansas House member who runs a homerenovation business took over Monday as election commissioner in Shawnee County, a post that oversees the administration of voting in one of the state’s most populous counties. Secretary of State Kris Kobach announced that former Rep. Andrew Howell will fill the remaining two years of former Commissioner Elizabeth Ensley Deiter’s four-year term. Deiter stepped down last week after 20 years to take an appointment from Gov. Sam Brownback as a district magistrate judge for four rural northeast Kansas counties. Howell, 43, is a former Fort Scott police officer who represented a southeast Kansas district in the House
for a decade before deciding not to seek re-election in 2004, serving on committees that dealt with tax, budget and redistricting issues. Since then, he has run his small renovation business in the Topeka area. Kobach cited the diversity of Howell’s professional experiences as something that made him the best qualified of a pool of about half a dozen serious applicants. “This job isn’t just about the accumulation of experience. This job is about the ability to foresee problems, to understand technology, to train people, to administer those individuals once trained,” Kobach said during a news conference. “It’s that combination of skills that Andrew brings in that uniquely qualifies him for this job.”
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release asking for public assistance in locating Barnes. Barnes is a co-defendant in The Douglas County the home burglary cases, Sheriff’s Office conducted along with Ronnie E. Taylor, both a saturation patrol and 18, and Markcus T. Sanders, DUI check lane operation on 18. Both Taylor and Sanders Saturday. were charged last week. The saturation patrol, countywide between 7 p.m. Man injured in April and 11 p.m., stopped 52 accident dies vehicles and resulted in:
37 tickets for no seat A 20-year-old man belt. has died from injuries he
16 speeding tickets. received in an April traffic
One arrest for an outaccident on U.S. Highway standing warrant. 24, northwest of Lawrence.
One arrest for DUI. Dyllon Butrick, of White During the DUI check Cloud, was the passenger lane, conducted between in a pickup truck that was 11:30 p.m. Saturday and making a U-turn about 1:45 2:30 a.m. Sunday, in the a.m. April 6 when it crashed 700 block of East 23rd into a semitrailer just east Street, deputies made of Perry. contact with 548 vehicles, After the accident, resulting in: Butrick was flown by
32 drivers given field LifeStar air ambulance to sobriety tests. Kansas University Hospital
Five of those resulted in Kansas City, Kan. in a DUI arrest. He died Wednesday, according to an online journal 18-year-old charged kept by his family. His organs were donated, his in burglary cases family said. An 18-year-old Lawrence The driver of the pickup, man, arrested Friday, was Gary Koelliker, 19, of Highcharged in Douglas County land, was hospitalized but District Court on Monday later released, according to with eight reports. The driver of the counts semitrailer, John J. Douglas, stem39, of South Bend, Ind., was ming from not injured. a string of home Driver killed burglaries in July. in Ozawkie accident Cody A. Barnes One person died in a Barnes was single-vehicle accident in charged with four counts of agOzawkie during the weekgravated burglary and four end, according to Jefferson counts of theft for home County Sheriff Jeff Herrig. burglaries on the following Police responded to a redates: port of vehicle on fire about
July 12 in the 1000 3:20 a.m. Sunday at the block of East 24th Street. intersection of Quail Hill and
July 15 in the 3900 Valley View roads in Lake block of West 10th Place. Shores Estates Improve July 19 in the 400 block ment District, Herrig said. of Vine Drive. Investigators on scene
July 29 in the 1100 determined the fire resulted block of Andover Street. from an accident, which Barnes, who was also killed the driver, Herrig said. charged with automobile The Kansas Highway Patrol burglary and criminal use and the Kansas State Fire of a financial card, was arMarshal also assisted in the rested Friday after Lawinvestigation. rence police issued a news Herrig said officials are
withholding the name of the victim, pending positive identification.
KU 1 of 6 to win fundraising award Kansas University has received a fundraising award from a national educational group, joining six other public research universities around the country that won the KANSAS UNIVERSITY honor. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education honored KU with a 2012 Educational Fundraising Award for Overall Performance. The organization selected KU based on fundraising efforts from 2009 to 2011, according to a KU Endowment release. Donations to KU Endowment set records in each of those years, totaling $153.2 million in the 2011 fiscal year, $122.4 million in 2010 and $106.4 million in 2009. Other public research universities honored with the award were the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of CaliforniaBerkeley, the University of California-Los Angeles, Indiana University-Bloomington, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Texas at Austin. KU Endowment President Dale Seuferling said the award was a credit to KU’s donors, the university programs that attract donations
and the KU endowment staff that works with donors. “It’s a quality award and a tough competition,” Seuferling said.
Downtown cameras topic of forum today The idea of placing police-operated surveillance cameras in downtown Lawrence will be the topic of a public forum this evening. Lawrence Police Chief Tarik Khatib, members of the American Civil Liberties Union and a Kansas University sociology professor are scheduled to participate in a forum at 7 p.m. today at the former Carnegie Library building at Ninth and Vermont streets. The Lawrence City Commission in June agreed to accept a $46,800 grant to purchase cameras for the downtown area, but commissioners said they wanted a detailed policy in place before the cameras were installed. Khatib previously has said the two to three cameras likely would be monitored during large events such as parades and community celebrations downtown. He also hopes eventually to have a system in place that would allow footage to be recorded and kept for about 48 hours in order for officers to review the tapes, if needed as part of an investigation. Today’s event is expected to give members of the public a chance to ask questions about the proposed camera program.
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As U.S. troop ‘surge’ in Afghanistan ends, setbacks are piling up By Robert Burns Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The end game in Afghanistan is off to a shaky start. Just as the last U.S. “surge” troops leave the country, trouble is breaking out in ways that go to the core of the strategy for winding down the U.S. and allied combat role and making Afghans responsible for their own security. At stake is the goal of ensuring that Afghanistan not revert to being a terrorist haven. Nearly two years after President Barack Obama announced that he was sending another 33,000 troops to take on the Taliban, those reinforcements are completing their return to the United States this week. That leaves about 68,000 American troops, along with their NATO allies and Afghan partners, to carry out an ambitious plan to put the Afghans fully in the combat lead as early as next year. But the setbacks are piling up: a spasm of deadly attacks on U.S. and NATO forces by Afghan soldiers and police, including three attacks in the last three days; an audacious Taliban assault on a coalition air base that killed two Marines and destroyed six fighter jets; and a NATO airstrike that inadvertently killed eight Afghan women and girls. The Pentagon on Monday identified the two Marines killed at Camp Bastion on Friday as Lt. Col. Christopher K. Raible, 40, of Huntingdon, Pa., and Sgt. Bradley W. Atwell, 27, of Kokomo, Ind. Raible was commander of the Harrier squadron that had six of its planes destroyed in the assault. Tensions over the antiIslam movie produced in the U.S. that ridicules the Prophet Mohammad also spread to Kabul, where
demonstrations turned violent Monday when protesters burned cars and threw rocks at a U.S. military base. Those events help the Taliban’s aim of driving a wedge between the Americans and their Afghan partners. They also show that the Taliban, while weakened, remain a force to be reckoned with. The extra troops began moving into Afghanistan in early 2010, pushing the total U.S. force to a peak of 101,000 by mid-2011. The U.S. troop surge was supposed to put so much military pressure on the Taliban that its leaders — most of whom are in Pakistan — would feel compelled to come to the peace table. That hasn’t happened. Preliminary contacts began, but have been stymied. When he announced his decision in December 2009 to send the 33,000 extra troops, Obama said it was aimed at seizing the initiative in a war that was “not lost, but for several years ... has moved backwards.” Battlefield momentum was regained, but doubts persist about how longlasting the progress will prove to be. Stephen Biddle, a professor of international affairs at George Washington University and an occasional consultant to U.S. commanders in Afghanistan, said Monday he’s grown more pessimistic about the handoff of security duties to the Afghans in 2014. “It looks like what we’re going to be handing off is a stalemated war,” he said in a telephone interview Monday, “which means the U.S. Congress will be asked to write these checks (to support Afghan forces) for years and years and years with no plausible argument that we’re going to bring this to a successful conclusion, at least on the battlefield.”
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Hezbollah leads massive anti-U.S. protest By Zeina Karam Associated Press
BEIRUT — In a rare public appearance, the leader of the militant Hezbollah group exhorted hundreds of thousands of supporters Monday to keep up the campaign against an anti-Islam video that has unleashed deadly violence and anger at the United States across the Muslim world. Although the massive, well-organized rally in Beirut was peaceful, protesters set fires near a U.S. military base in Afghani-
stan, clashed with police in Pakistan, where one demonstrator was killed, and battled with officers outside the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country. The turmoil surrounding the low-budget video that mocks the Prophet Muhammad showed no sign of ebbing in the week after protesters first swarmed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. Four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, died amid a demonstration in the eastern
Libyan city of Benghazi. At least 10 protesters have died in the riots, and the targeting of Western diplomatic sites has forced Washington to increase security in several countries. Diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut destroyed classified material as a security precaution, according to a State Department status report. The appeal for sustained protests by Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah group, could stoke more fury over the video, “Innocence of Muslims.”
Nasrallah has rarely been seen in public since his group battled Israel in a monthlong war in 2006, fearing Israeli assassination. Since then, he has communicated with his followers and gives news conference mostly via satellite link.
Video shows Libyans trying to rescue U.S. ambassador By Maggie Michael Associated Press
CAIRO — Libyans tried to rescue Ambassador Chris Stevens, cheering “God is great” and rushing him to a hospital after they discovered him still clinging to life inside the U.S. Consulate, according to witnesses and a new video that emerged Monday from last week’s attack in the city of Benghazi. The group of Libyans had stumbled across Stevens’ seemingly lifeless form inside a dark room and didn’t know who he was, only that he was a foreigner, the man who shot the video and two other witnesses told The Associated Press. The account underlines the confusion that reigned during the assault by protesters and heavily armed gunmen that overwhelmed the consulate in Benghazi last Tuesday night, killing four Americans, including Stevens, who died from smoke inhalation soon after he was found. U.S. officials are still trying to piece together how the top American diplomat in Libya got separated from others as
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LIBYAN SALWA BUGAIGHIS CARRIES A WREATH with a photo of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens on it as she and others gather Monday to pay their respect to the victims of last Tuesday’s attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the attack, part of a wave of assaults on U.S. diplomatic missions in Muslim countries over an anti-Islam movie. staffers were evacuated, suffocating in what is believed to be a consulate safe-room. The Libyans who found him expressed frustration that there was no ambulance and no first aid on hand, leaving him to be slung over a man’s shoulder to be carried to a car. U.S. and Libyan officials
are also trying to determine who was behind the attack. Still unclear was whether it had been planned beforehand or was sparked by an anti-Islam film made in the United States that, hours before the Benghazi assault, had sparked protests at the American Embassy in Cairo.
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Obama chides China, uses action as campaign wedge “I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives,” he tells the donors. Romney was referring to the 46 percent of Americans who do not owe federal income taxes; he put the figure at 47 percent in his videotaped remarks. Many of those Americans pay other forms of taxes. While
By Charles Babington and Julie Pace Associated Press
CINCINNATI — President Barack Obama lodged an unfair-trade complaint against China on Monday and immediately used it as a wedge against Republican challenger Mitt Romney, whose beleaguered campaign hit another pothole — in the form of private remarks made to donors — just as it was trying to reassure anxious supporters. Obama told voters in Ohio, where the auto industry is important, of his administration’s new push for the World Trade Organization to sanction China for subsidizing exports of vehicles and auto parts — and costing American jobs. Romney responded quickly and dismissively. Obama “may think that announcing new trade cases less than two months from Election Day will distract from his record, but the American businesses and workers struggling on an uneven playing field know better,” the Republican said. Referring to his own criticism of Obama, he said, “If I’d known all it took to get him to take action was to run an ad citing his inaction on China’s cheating, I would have run one long ago.” It was Romney’s own campaign, however, that preoccupied many GOP activists around the country Monday. Just as aides were trying to calm unhappy supporters, a video surfaced showing Romney telling wealthy donors that almost half of all Americans “believe they are victims” entitled to extensive government support.
many such h o u s e holds are poor, some families making $100,000 a year or more pay Obama no federal income tax because of various deductions and credits. Obama’s campaign
manager, Jim Messina, called Romney’s comments “shocking.” T h e Romney Romney campaign said “Mitt Romney wants to help all Americans struggling in the Obama economy.”
Hours before the video was reported by Mother Jones magazine, Romney allies tried to dampen growing complaints that the campaign fumbled opportunities at its August convention, on foreign unrest and, most crucially, on the U.S. economy, which is seen as Obama’s weakest point. Campaign adviser Ed Gillespie, in a conference
BRIEFLY Over 180 Occupy protesters arrested NEW YORK — Occupy Wall Street protesters celebrated the movement’s anniversary on Monday by clogging intersections in the city’s financial district, marching to the beat of drums that were a familiar refrain last year. Protesters roamed around the lower Manhattan financial district all morning in groups of a few dozen each, from one intersection to another and back again, chanting loudly about the ills of Wall Street. In total, there were a few hundred protesters scattered throughout the city. More than 180 of them were arrested by early Monday evening, mostly on disorderly conduct charges.
Confusion in wake of Wis. union ruling MADISON, WIS. — Wisconsin school and government employee unions on Monday were considering whether to seek new contract talks after a state court threw out a controversial law that restricts public workers’ collective bargaining rights. At least one major union representing about 4,700 teachers in Madison said it will demand new contract negotiations; others said they were weighing their options. A Dane County judge ruled Friday that the law, passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature in 2011, violates the school and local employees’ constitutional rights to free speech, free association and equal representation. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said he will ask a court today to put the ruling on hold while he prepares an appeal.
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call with reporters, said voters want more details about Romney’s tax and spending proposals, and he promised they will come. “We’re not rolling out new policies,” Gillespie said, but the campaign wants people to “understand when we say we can do these things, here’s how we’re going to get them done, and these are the specifics.”
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Chicago teachers to again consider ending strike By Michael Tarm and Sophia Tareen Associated Press
CHICAGO — An angry Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s appeal to the courts to end a six-day teachers strike in the nation’s third largest city set off a new round of recriminations Monday but did little to end a walkout that has left parents scrambling and kept 350,000 students out of class. It might not matter. By the time a Cook County Circuit Court judge considers the issue, the city’s teachers might well have voted to end the strike and recommend they agree to a tentative contract that labor and education experts — and even some union leaders elsewhere — called a good deal for the union.
“This was an enormously successful strike (thus far),” said Emily Rosenberg, director of the Labor Education Center at DePaul University in Chicago. “I’ve never seen solidarity like this among teachers.” The dust-up in court may never move past the 700-page brief filed by city attorneys that contends the strike is an illegal act that presents a danger to the health and safety of the district’s students. Judge Peter Flynn set a hearing for Wednesday, a day after the union is set to meet for a second time to discuss an offer than includes pay raises and concessions from the city on the contentious issues of teacher evaluations and job security. The filing was indica-
tive of how the union has perceived Emanuel’s handling of the negotiations, and that may be the biggest remaining point of contention between the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union. The union immediately condemned Emanuel’s play in court, in which the city said “a vulnerable population has been cast adrift,” as an act of vindictiveness by a “bullying” mayor who was attempting to “thwart our democratic process.” “It’s another bullying tactic that, unfortunately, if he wants teachers back in the schools, he should have stayed away from that type of action,” said Jay Rehak, a longtime high school English teacher. “It only incites, rather than tones down, the rhetoric.”
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Teen charged with bomb plot appears in court CHICAGO — An attorney for an Illinois teenager charged with trying to ignite what he thought was a car bomb outside of a Chicago bar said Monday that agents may have improperly lured his client by telling him fictitious Islamic religious leaders condoned violence. The defense lawyer spoke to reporters after 18-year-old Adel Daoud, a U.S. citizen from the Chicago suburb of Hillside, made an initial appearance in a federal court. Daoud was arrested Friday after allegedly trying to set off a triggering
device that was part of a fake mechanism set up by FBI agents as a part of a sting. He faces charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to damage and destroy a building with an explosive. Thomas Durkin says agents wooed Daoud into participating by posing as terrorists and telling him imams overseas wanted him to engage in terrorism — contradicting instructions from the teen’s imams that such violence ran counter to Islamic teachings. “The government played
the imam card,” said Durkin, who has represented similar such cases in Chicago. “I’ve never seen that before.” The U.S. Attorney’s Office has said the device was harmless, and the public was never at risk. The FBI has used similar tactics in counterterrorism investigations, deploying undercover agents to engage suspects in talk of terror plots and then provide fake explosive devices. Judge Arlander Keys delayed a ruling Monday on whether to grant bond for Daoud, saying he would decide the matter at a hearing Thursday.
BUSINESS AT A GLANCE
Monday’s markets Dow Industrials
—40.27, 13,553.10 Nasdaq
—5.28, 3,178.67 S&P 500
—34 cents, $7.48
—70 cents, $16.69
Wheat (Kansas City)
—48 cents, $9.00 Oil (New York)
—$2.38, $96.62 Gold
—$2.10, $1,770.600 Silver
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Pre-orders for iPhone 5 surpasses 2M LOS ANGELES — If record pre-orders are any indication, expect some huge lines when the iPhone 5 hits stores Friday. Apple Inc. obliterated its single-day sales record for iPhone pre-sales, announcing that it took orders for more than 2 million iPhone 5s last Friday. That was more than double its previous mark of 1 million iPhones ordered the first day of pre-sales in October for the iPhone 4S. The massive iPhone 5 numbers pushed Apple’s stock past $700 a share for the first time in after-hours trading Monday. The shares closed in regular trading at $699.78, up $8.50, or 1.2 percent. The world’s most valuable company is now worth nearly $656 billion — about six times its value in June 2007, when it released the first iPhone. And with shoppers
already beginning to line up at an Apple retail store in New York City, the device’s official release Friday could break even more records. “The customer response to iPhone 5 has been phenomenal,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing. The Cupertino, Calif., company said demand for the phone quickly exceeded the initial supply, so although the majority of pre-orders will be delivered Friday, many will be delayed for shipment until October. The demand was so overwhelming that it intermittently crashed Apple’s website and sites of retail partners in the first few hours after the phone became available for pre-sale. In just one hour, Apple.com sold out its release-day stock.
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Strong response U.S. leaders must offer a strong response to protests and assaults at U.S. embassies abroad.
here is much confusion about what actually triggered protests and assaults on U.S. embassies and embassy staff members in a number of Mideast countries, but U.S. spokespeople — President Obama or Secretary of State Clinton — should not hesitate to make a strong statement and take strong actions. Trying to win friends and not anger militants, protesters or religious sects is a wrong and dangerous reaction. A U.S. ambassador has been killed, along with three staff members. Mobs have torn down and burned the American flag and tried to damage other embassies. They are thugs, killers, and the longer the U.S. tries to be nice and suggest they understand the frustration or anger of the terrorists, the greater the incentive for these outlaws to become bolder in their efforts to show their disdain and hatred of the U.S. At this time, there is no way of knowing how long the protests may last or the eventual consequences of these lawless actions. Nor is it possible to know how these assaults on U.S. embassies will affect the upcoming U.S. presidential election. Nevertheless, it seems safe to say the majority of Americans want a tough but reasoned response from the White House. There is nothing to be gained by showing weakness or suggesting these actions reflect the feelings of only a handful of misguided thugs or religious zealots. They hate America and what it stands for, and many are willing to die for their cause. A turn-the-other-cheek approach cannot and should not be the response from the White House.
N. Mexico case raises tolerance issues WASHINGTON — Elaine Huguenin, who with her husband operates Elane Photography in New Mexico, asks only to be let alone. But instead of being allowed a reasonable zone of sovereignty in which to live her life in accordance with her beliefs, she is being bullied by people wielding government power. In 2006, Vanessa Willock, who was in a same-sex relationship, emailed Elane Photography about photographing a “commitment ceremony” she and her partner were planning. Willock said this would be a “same-gender ceremony.” Elane Photography responded that it photographed “traditional weddings.” The Huguenins are Christians who, for religious reasons, disapprove of samesex unions. Willock sent a second email asking whether this meant that the company “does not offer photography services to same-sex couples.” Elane Photography responded “you are correct.” Willock could then have said regarding Elane Photography what many same-sex couples have long hoped a tolerant society would say regarding them — “live and let live.” Willock could have hired a photographer with no objections to such events. Instead, Willock and her partner set out to break the Huguenins to the state’s saddle. Willock’s partner, without disclosing her relationship with Willock, emailed Elane Photography. She said she was getting married — actually, she and Willock were
… what a tangled web we weave when we undertake to regulate more and more behaviors under overlapping codifications of conflicting rights.” having a “commitment ceremony” because New Mexico does not recognize same-sex marriages — and asked if the company would travel to photograph it. The company said yes. Willock’s partner never responded. Instead, Willock, spoiling for a fight, filed a discrimination claim with the New Mexico Human Rights Commission, charging that Elane Photography is a “public accommodation,” akin to a hotel or restaurant, that denied her its services because of her sexual orientation. The NMHRC found against Elane and ordered it to pay $6,600 in attorney fees. But what a tangled web we weave when we undertake to regulate more and more behaviors under overlapping codifications of conflicting rights. Elaine Huguenin says she is be-
ing denied her right to the “free exercise” of religion guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment and a similar provision in the New Mexico constitution. Furthermore, New Mexico’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act defines “free exercise” as “an act or a refusal to act that is substantially motivated by religious belief,” and forbids government from abridging that right except to “further a compelling government interest.” So New Mexico, whose marriage laws discriminate against same-sex unions, has a “compelling interest” in compelling Huguenin to provide a service she finds repugnant and others would provide? Strange. Eugene Volokh of the UCLA School of Law thinks Huguenin can also make a “compelled speech argument”: She cannot be coerced into creating expressive works, such as photographs, which express something she is uncomfortable expressing. Courts have repeatedly held that freedom of speech and the freedom not to speak are “complementary components of the broader concept of ‘individual freedom of mind.’” A New Mexico court, however, has held that Elane Photography is merely “a conduit for another’s expression.” But the U.S. Supreme Court (upholding the right of a person to obscure the words “Live Free or Die” on New Hampshire’s license plates) has affirmed the right not to be compelled to be conduits of others’ expression.
New Mexico’s Supreme Court is going to sort all this out, which has been thoroughly reported and discussed by the invaluable blog The Volokh Conspiracy, where you can ponder this: In jurisdictions such as the District of Columbia and Seattle, which ban discrimination on the basis of political affiliation or ideology, would a photographer, even a Jewish photographer, be compelled to record a Nazi Party ceremony? The Huguenin case demonstrates how advocates of tolerance become tyrannical. First, a disputed behavior, such as sexual activities between people of the same sex, is declared so personal and intimate that government should have no jurisdiction over it. Then, having won recognition of what Louis Brandeis, a pioneer of the privacy right, called “the right to be let alone,” some who have benefited from this achievement assert a right not to let other people alone. It is the right to coerce anyone who disapproves of the now protected behavior into acting as though they approve it, or at least into not acting on their disapproval. So, in the name of tolerance, government declares intolerable individuals such as the Huguenins, who disapprove of a certain behavior but ask only to be let alone in their quiet disapproval. Perhaps advocates of gay rights should begin to restrain the bullies in their ranks. — George Will is a columnist for Washington Post Writers Group.
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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 18, 1912: YEARS “Tomorrow is the AGO birthday of the IN 1912 Lawrence Railway and Light company. And it is a lively youngster for three years. Three years ago tomorrow the first cars moved down Massachusetts street and an electric railway was a reality in Lawrence. Since then the company has grown steadily until now it is one of the big institutions of Lawrence.”
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Not frivolous? To the editor: The Journal-World’s criterion that letters to the Public Forum should avoid name-calling is a tough one to meet when considering the actions of Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Attorney General Derek Schmidt, and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer on the State Objections Board. Their statement Thursday that they need more information before deciding whether to remove President Obama’s name from the state’s November ballot is insulting to anyone with an IQ above zero. Kobach’s statement that he doesn’t think Joe Montgomery’s objection to having the president’s name on the ballot is “frivolous” may be correct. After all, calling Montgomery’s claims frivolous would be unreasonably generous. David Collins, Lawrence
Park future To the editor: Today marks the 158th birthday of Lawrence. Just eight years ago, our town was bustling with activity as we celebrated our sesquicentennial and presented Sesquicentennial Point as a marker of our 150th birthday. Next year there will be a commemoration of the Burning of Lawrence, an event that has marked our history forever. I hope that the organizers of this commemoration will see Sesquicentennial Point as a place
for noting the sesquicentennial of Quantrill’s Raid in August 1863, almost 150 years ago. Phase I of The Point is complete. Now we are working to complete Phase II of this beautiful space. Someday the Walk through Time will go the rest of the way down the hill to 2054, so that on the bicentennial of Lawrence there will be a walking history of Lawrence with an amphitheater for outdoor events. In 2054, Lawrence residents will be invited to open the time capsule and see what people valued in 2004. Happy 158th birthday, Lawrence. There are many groups and organizations that will celebrate their sesquicentennial year between now and 2054. I hope that each one of them will want to sponsor a stone in the Walk through Time. You can learn more about this beautiful space by visiting the website of Lawrence Parks and Recreation http://www. lawrenceks.org/lprd/parks/sesquicentennialpoint. Clenece Hills, Lawrence
Libya answers To the editor: Columnist Trudy Rubin asks the same question Secretary Clinton asked, “How could this happen in Libya?” She then gives the State Department response. But Miss Rubin misses three reasons. First, the men who killed our ambassador are wicked, and they hate us and all things and people
American. Until the State Department admits this, they will continue to make bad decisions about Islamic terrorists. Second, the administration is weak. Bowing to Arab heads of state, setting withdrawal deadlines, and apologizing for America around the world is quite properly seen as weakness. Why should terrorists fear us? Third, the president has made himself a target. For domestic political reasons he bragged about selecting targets for drone attacks and boasted of killing Osama Bin Laden. It’s not a video about the prophet. It’s the drifting and weak foreign policy of this administration that produced the successful attacks in Libya and elsewhere. Yet more reasons for change in November. David Upchurch, Lawrence
What’s next? To the editor: Just when I thought Kansans couldn’t be any more embarrassed, along comes the State Objections Board. Secretary of State Kris Kobach, taking time away from his work on illegal immigration and voter suppression laws around the country, is now opening the door to the birther issue. Instead of immediately rejecting a formal request to have President Obama’s name taken off the Kansas ballot, Kobach says “we need to gather more information” to prove Obama is legally qualified. It’s not only Kobach. Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer and Attorney
General Derek Schmidt joined him in the decision. Who is minding the store when our top elected officials waste their time on issues already decided? We have the creationism vs. evolution debate, the Westboro gang, the anti-women policies, and many more. Now we have the birther issue. What next? Ann Carlin Ozegovic, Lawrence
want to destroy Islam. Muslims are fighting against terrorists just like the governments of the world are fighting against them. Muslims want to end the death and destruction caused by the terrorists and Muslims want justice, equality and fairness, just like everyone else in the world. They don’t hate American freedom, they honor it. Don’t blame Muslims for the riots in the Middle East; blame the terrorists who have provoked it. And with the Muslims To the editor: (not against them) fight the terWhat’s the point? Why would rorists. a Coptic Christian want to inDavid L. Omar, flame the Muslim world by putLawrence ting an undocumented and offensive video on the Internet? Because he knows it will inflame the Muslims. So then why To the editor: I want to thank Chad Lawhorn did the Muslims, knowing that they are being baited, go into a for his interesting Town Talk rampage? Because they feel like articles. I really have enjoyed reading and learning about they are being attacked, again. Most Muslims live their re- things happening and changing ligion and so highly honor the in Lawrence. Thank you. Keep up the good Prophet that any word against him is a word against themselves work. Darlene Hill, and their beliefs. Think about Lawrence this: The religion of Islam has been hijacked by 30-40,000 indiLetters Policy viduals called terrorists and a lot The Journal-World welcomes letters to th of Americans blame all 1.6 billion Forum. Letters should be 250 words or less Muslims for the terrorists’ ac- Public be of public interest and should avoid name-calling tions. Is that fair? Of course not, and libelous language. The Journal-World reserve but it happens all the time. the right to edit letters, as long as viewpoints ar Then a guy puts out a video not altered. By submitting letters, you grant th and the Muslims erupt. They Journal-World a nonexclusive license to publish are not responding just to the copy and distribute your work, while acknowledg that you are the author of the work. events of the film, they are re- ing Letters must bear the name, address and tele sponding to all the unfairness phone number of the writer. Letters may be submitted and injustice that has been by mail to Box 888, Lawrence Ks. 66044 or by email to heaped on them by those who email@example.com
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Temperature High/low 81°/60° Normal high/low today 78°/56° Record high today 100° in 1931 Record low today 38° in 1901
Precipitation in inches 24 hours through 8 p.m. yest. trace Month to date 1.54 Normal month to date 2.30 Year to date 17.83 Normal year to date 30.89
Today Wed. Today Wed. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Independence 74 49 s 83 53 s Atchison 70 47 s 80 49 s Fort Riley 74 50 s 83 49 s Belton 71 46 s 79 57 s Olathe 71 49 s 79 56 s Burlington 74 50 s 81 53 s Osage Beach 69 42 s 76 53 s Coffeyville 75 49 s 84 54 s Osage City 74 50 s 81 53 s Concordia 74 50 s 82 51 s Ottawa 72 50 s 80 53 s Dodge City 78 54 pc 88 56 s Wichita 76 54 pc 84 56 s Holton 73 50 s 81 51 s Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice.
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Today Cities Hi Lo W Acapulco 90 77 t Amsterdam 63 49 sh Athens 82 68 pc Baghdad 105 76 s Bangkok 92 76 t Beijing 84 57 s Berlin 75 51 pc Brussels 65 43 r Buenos Aires 61 50 r Cairo 97 73 s Calgary 72 39 s Dublin 57 41 s Geneva 73 56 c Hong Kong 88 75 s Jerusalem 85 66 s Kabul 78 53 s London 64 44 s Madrid 85 59 c Mexico City 75 48 t Montreal 70 50 r Moscow 64 48 c New Delhi 88 77 t Oslo 60 41 sh Paris 70 46 pc Rio de Janeiro 91 76 s Rome 78 61 s Seoul 75 61 c Singapore 88 77 t Stockholm 61 48 sh Sydney 75 52 r Tokyo 85 75 sh Toronto 66 46 t Vancouver 70 55 s Vienna 77 59 s Warsaw 75 55 pc Winnipeg 64 49 pc
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League schedules voter education forum In an effort to educate voters ahead of the Nov. 6 general election, the League of Women Voters is sponsoring a public forum with guest speaker Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew. Shew will address the laws on voter identification requirements and Kansas
redistricting. He also will speak about the struggle for women’s voting rights. Although the Shew 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote, was not added
to the U.S. Constitution until 1920, Kansas approved a state constitutional amendment 100 years ago in 1912. The forum is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday in the County Commission chambers of the Douglas County Courthouse. The event is free and open to the public.
A VALOR PUBLIC SAFETY AWARD SCHOLARSHIP is presented to Clark Rials Jr., center, whose father Sgt. Clark Rials of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, second from right, was a 2011 Valor Awards honoree. Presenting the scholarship are, from left, John Ross, chairman of the Lawrence Chamber board of directors; Harry Herington, CEO of NIC Inc., the signature sponsor and co-founder of the Valor Public Safety Awards Program; and Greg Williams, president and CEO of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. The Valor Awards honor the community’s first responders and the commitment of their families. Eileen Hawley of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce submitted the photo.
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Chris Jones, the top junior-college basketball point-guard prospect in the country, on Monday orally committed to Louisville. Jones, a 5-foot-11 Memphis native who is a sophomore at Northwest Florida State College, chose the Cardinals over Kansas University, Baylor, Oklahoma State and Florida State. He made the commitment a day after the conclusion of his official campus visit to Louisville. He has canceled trips to KU and FSU. “He’s a fierce competitor, won a state championship in high school, played for a national championship last year in juco,” NW Florida coach Steve Forbes told ESPN.com. “Now he has the opportunity to compete for a national championship at the next level and play for a Hall of Fame coach (Rick Pitino).” Jones, who was ranked No. 47 nationally in high school by Rivals.com, averaged 18 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game last season in propelling Northwest Florida State to a national runner-up finish. “I saw Steve Francis play a long time ago. He was obviously a good player. I coached Brandon Hughes, who went to Michigan out of junior college. There’s no question that over the last few years (Jones is) the best I’ve seen,” Forbes told ESPN. “He has few holes in his game, and his competitiveness takes him over the top.” KU’s top point guard prospect may be No. 27-ranked Demetrius Jackson, 6-1 from Marian High in Mishawaka, Ind., who will visit Notre Dame this weekend. Jackson, who has been recruited by N.D. for five years, lists KU, Notre Dame, Florida State, Illinois, Louisville, Memphis, Michigan State and Xavier. There has been speculation
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NORTHERN ILLINOIS COACH DAVE DOEREN WALKS THE SIDELINE in the first half of NIU’s game against Army on Saturday in West Point, N.Y. After facing Army’s run-heavy offense, the Huskies are preparing to face a more balanced attack from Kansas University on Saturday.
After Army, NIU shifts gears for KU By Matt Tait email@example.com
Don’t let the numbers fool you. Sure, in its one-point loss last week, Army ran for 486 yards against the Northern Illinois defense, but the Black Knights also attempted 86 rushing plays and asked quarterback Trent Steelman to throw just three times. That’s often the result of the triple-option attack for which Army is known, and season after season the Knights’ run-first-and-run-often philosophy severely skews the defensive numbers of their opponents. When Kansas University’s football team travels to DeKalb, Ill., Saturday for its Week 4 match-up with NIU, the Jayhawks will be playing one of the worst teams in col-
lege football against the run. and getting that option stuff But that’s on paper. Take away out of their minds.” the Huskies’ Week 3 match-up In Kansas (1-2), Northern with Army, and you’re looking Illinois (2-1) will face a proat a team closer to the middle style offense that has been of the pack in pretty balanced rush defense. during the first We spent a lot NIU coach of time (Sunday) … three weeks of Dave Doeren, a the season. Kansas City na- just kind of polishing Although tive and former things back up and the Jayhawks KU assistant, getting that option have been far knows that’s more efficient true, but he still stuff out of their and productive felt it important minds.” with their runenough to rening game, KU mind his play- — Northern Illinois coach coach Charlie ers early this Dave Doeren Weis has showweek. cased senior “We spent quarterback a lot of time Dayne Crist (Sunday) on the field with our and the passing game just as guys just walking through our much. base defense and our thirdCrist has thrown for 616 down stuff,” Doeren said yards and two touchdowns on Monday morning, “just kind 52-of-103 passing. KU’s ground of polishing things back up attack has run 110 plays and
rumbled to 535 yards and five TDs. That type of balance figures to make picking a spot to attack difficult, Doeren said. “It is a challenge,” he said. “I told the guys last week we need to put everybody in neck rolls because that’s basically what everybody’s doing is shedding blocks and tackling, and now you’re back into being an athlete in space.”
Doeren bemoans 2011 In his first game back in Lawrence as a head coach, Doeren’s Huskies fell to the Jayhawks, 45-42, during Week 2 of the 2011 season. It’s a loss that still sticks with him. “That was a game, in my opinion, that we gave away,” said Doeren of the game that KU won on its final offensive Please see FOOTBALL, page 3B
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LHS tennis struggles with mix-and-match lineup By Benton Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
When her doubles partner had to miss Lawrence High’s tennis quadrangular Monday due to illness, junior Zoe Schneider and the rest of the Lions found themselves with a schedule that looked a little out of whack. Lions coach Chris Marshall mixed and matched the lineups against Shawnee Mission West, Shawnee Mission Northwest and Blue Valley West — LHS lost 3-1 to each opponent — with senior captain Abby Gillam unavailable. Schneider had the largest adjustment to make because she usually teams with
Gillam. The junior instead paired with Whitney Simons in one doubles match and Brooke Braman in another. She also played singles for the first time this season, winning 6-4 (all matches that began following a 45-minute weather delay ended once the score reached six) in the No. 2 slot against Carly Olsen, of SMNW. “I was definitely hitting it harder than I usually do,” Schneider said, “and I was hitting it where she wasn’t, which was helping me out a lot.” Simons, Lawrence’s top singles player, hadn’t played a doubles match in two years. She and Schneider agreed their 8-0 No. 1 doubles loss to SMW had a lot to do with
their lack of practice time together. Schneider and Braman fared better against BVW, losing 6-4. Still, Schneider missed Gillam. “I like Brooke,” she said with a laugh, “but I don’t have that close connection with her.” Braman almost always plays doubles with Lily Abromeit (the two beat SMW, 8-1, and lost, 8-4, to SMNW), so she could appreciate that statement. “Lily and I have a series of codes we can use that we shout to each other during the matches. It was hard, because I found myself wanting
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Manning ragged; Broncos fall, 27-21 ATLANTA (AP) â€” Peyton Manning kept throwing up wobbly passes. The Atlanta Falcons kept picking them off. Taking advantage of a stunning three interceptions in the first quarter, Matt Ryan and the Falcons built a big lead and held on for a 27-21 victory over the Denver Broncos on Monday night, an erratic effort by Manning that showed his comeback in the Mile High City is still a work in progress. Ryan threw the 100th touchdown pass of his career, Roddy White had 102 yards receiving and the Falcons (2-0) made a 20-0 lead stand up, if just barely. Willis McGahee scored on two 2-yard touchdown runs in the fourth quarter to give the Broncos (1-1) late hope. But, on third down, Ryan connected with Julio Jones on a 6-yard pass that gave Atlanta a crucial first down with less than 2 minutes to go. They managed to run out the clock from there. For Manning and the Broncos, itâ€™s back to the drawing board. Even though his velocity is supposed to be nearly the same as it was before four neck surgeries and missing his entire final season in Indianapolis, Manning threw a number of passes that seemed to just hang in the air long enough for the Falcons to step in front of them. Other times, it looked as though he had to put everything he had on the ball to get it where he wanted, even if it wasnâ€™t necessarily a deep route. He finished 24-of-37 for 241 yards, including a 17-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas just before halftime. The only other time Manning was picked off three times in the opening quarter was with the Colts in a 2007 game at San Diego. Ryan was much more efficient than the four-time MVP, completing 24 of 36 for 219 yards. He hooked up with Tony Gonzalez for a 1-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, then went to White on a 4-yard score in the third period. Michael Turner scored Atlantaâ€™s first TD on a 1-yard run, the play set up by the first of Manningâ€™s picks. Matt Bryant kicked two field goals for the Falcons. McGahee finished with 113 yards on 22 carries. The Falcons appeared to be solidly in control heading to the fourth quarter, up 27-7 after Ryan hooked up with White on consecutive passes of 21 and 20 yards, then went to him again for the touchdown. The Broncos at least made a game of it. Manning completed 7 of 11 for 89 yards in the final period, but two sacks helped stifle the comeback.
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DALLAS COACH JASON GARRETT HAS WORDS with an official in the first half of the Cowboysâ€™ game Sunday in Seattle.
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Replacement NFL refs have rough week One official was pulled from duty because heâ€™s a fan. Another negated a touchdown without ever throwing a penalty flag. Several others had difficulty with basic rules. Upon further review, Week 2 was a poor one for the NFLâ€™s replacement officials. Coaches and players around the league are losing patience and speaking out against the fillin officials following a slew of questionable calls in Sundayâ€™s games. Some players are even joking about dipping into their own pockets to settle the contract dispute and get the regular officials back on the field immediately. â€œI donâ€™t know what theyâ€™re arguing about, but I got a couple of (million) on it, so letâ€™s try to make it work,â€? Washington defensive back DeAngelo Hall said, kiddingly, on Monday. â€œIâ€™m sure the locker room could pot up some cash and try to help the cause out.â€? The NFL locked out the regular officials in June after their contract expired. Negotiations with the NFL Referees Association broke down several times during the summer, including just before the season, and the league is using replacements for the first time since 2001. The results have been a mixed bag. Just hours before kickoff Sunday, the NFL removed side judge Brian Stropolo from the New Orleans-Carolina game because it was discovered heâ€™s a Saints fan. And then came the on-field problems. In Philadelphiaâ€™s 24-23 win over Baltimore, two game-altering calls left quarterback Joe Flacco and linebacker Ray Lewis fuming. It appeared on replay both calls were accurate as is. But that didnâ€™t make it any less controversial. Flaccoâ€™s scoring pass to receiver Jacoby Jones in the fourth quarter was called back because of offensive pass interference. The official who made the call didnâ€™t throw the yellow flag, though he immediately signaled a penalty. â€œI might sound like a little bit of a baby here,â€? Flacco said. â€œBut for them to make that call, I think, was a little crazy.â€? There was confusion later on during Philadelphiaâ€™s go-ahead drive. First, the two-minute warning occurred twice. Then, quarterback Michael Vickâ€™s forward pass was called a fumble inside the Ravens 5. It was ruled incomplete following a replay, and Vick scored on the next play after a few anxious moments.
fine, adding two years to UCFâ€™s previously proposed three yearsâ€™ probation, reduction of basketball scholarships, the vacating of basketball victories and limits of football recruiting visit days. UCF has accepted all other penalties except the football postseason ban. It wonâ€™t affect its 2013 Big East transition.
NASHVILLE, TENN. â€” Authorities say two-time Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White has been charged with public intoxication and vandalism after an incident at a Nashville hotel. According to a police affidavit, White tried to attack a hotel guest who had followed him out of the hotel. When the guest told White he had called the police, the skateboarder â€œattempted to attack the man and fell and hit his head.â€? The report says White appeared to be drunk.
Heat sign C Harrellson MIAMI â€” The Miami Heat signed center Josh Harrellson on Monday. The 6-foot-10, 275-pound Harrellson played 37 games as a rookie for the New York Knicks last season, averaging 4.4 points and 3.9 rebounds. He had a season-high 18 points against Charlotte on April 26, and a 14-point, 12-rebound effort against Sacramento on Dec. 31. Harrellson appeared in 94 games over three seasons at Kentucky, averaging 4.7 points and 4.7 rebounds.
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