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Area residents are reporting long wait times when renewing or applying for driver’s licenses at the state’s Douglas County service station in
Lawrence, 1035 N. Third St. Naomi Cataudella was waiting Wednesday with her daughter, who was applying for her first driver’s license. They got there early, about 7:40 a.m. but waited three
AFTER WAITING IN LINE for two and a half hours, Jim Leonard, right, Baldwin City, gives his father-in-law, Manny Brandt, a look of disappointment after Brandt was told he may not have the necessary documents to get an identification card Wednesday at the Department of Motor Vehicles. DMV workers attribute the longer lines partly to the seasonal influx of teens getting their driver’s licenses.
hours and 10 minutes before being seen, she said. “We came yesterday, and it was like this,” said Cataudella, motioning to the dozens of people snaked around the lobby. Please see DMV, page 5A
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JOHN HAUPTLI, CENTER, SHOUTS OUT SOME ROCK VOCAL INTROS with instructor Adrian Rees providing guitar during the School of Rock summer camp program Wednesday at the Lawrence Arts Center. The camp runs through Friday and includes lessons on instruments, creating rock concert posters and American Bandstand dancing. See the video at LJWorld.com.
TOPEKA — Kansas officials have made little progress toward enacting a key part of the federal health care overhaul, and Gov. Sam Brownback and fellow Republican critics of the law are instead hoping that the U.S. Supreme Court will strike it down, saving them the trouble. If the nation’s highest court does that in its ruling, which is expected today, many Kansas officials are likely to celebrate. But if the justices uphold even part of the law, the state could find itself with a new health insurance exchange over which it has little control. Please see RULING, page 5A
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ABOVE PHOTO: Instructor Adrian Rees shows Nancy Luo how to play an E minor chord on an electric guitar during the School of Rock summer camp at the Lawrence Arts Center. LEFT PHOTO: Charlotte Tigchelaar dances to a rock song during the American Bandstand dance class, which was also part of the School of Rock.
TOPEKA — The Kansas Board of Regents recently asked regents schools to come back with their specific funding requests. But board members got more than they bargained for. So, the regents told the schools to prioritize their projects knowing that some of the initiatives won’t make the final budget cut that is sent to Gov. Sam Brownback for consideration later this year. Please see REGENTS, page 2A
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TIRA K. BEER-LINK
EVA MAE JOHNSON
Visitation for Tira K. Beer-Link, 52, Cottonwood Falls, Graveside services for Eva Mae Johnson, 89, Lawrence, KS, will be 2-4pm Sun. July 1, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral KS, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2012 at De Soto Home. More information at www.rumsey-yost.com Cemetery in De Soto, KS.
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John Louis Sanders, 87, at McLouth, she survives Melvin C. Branam, 82, Lawrence, passed away on June McLouth, died Monday, at the home. He is also 26, 2012. No services are planned. Chapel Oaks-Lawrence June 25, 2012 at the St. survived by four daughters, Funeral chapel is in charge of arrangements. Joseph Medical Center Beverly (Rick) Muzzy, in Kansas City, MO. He McLouth, Ronda (Jay) was born Aug. 9, 1924 MowBray, Kansas City, OROTHEY ELINA UCKETT at McLouth, the son of MO., Lois (Ted) Uihlein, AZ., Glenna Clarence George and Anna Sedona, Funeral for Dorothey F. Puckett, 86, will be 10am Mary Kimmel Sanders. A (Jim) Kaup, Topeka, six Friday at Lawrence Baptist Temple. Visitation will be 1942 graduate of McLouth grandchildren and five from 7 to 8pm Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. High School, he rented great-grandchildren. his first farmland when Funeral services will he was 17 and has farmed be at 11 AM Friday at the all his life on his family’s McLouth First Baptist HIRLEY OCHIM “Century Farm” in rural Church. Burial will be at McLouth. He was a the McLouth Cemetery. Shirley Yochim, known member of the McLouth Visitation will be from as “Sweet Shirley” to Church of the Brethren 10 to 11 AM Friday at the much of the community, and a 60 year member church, prior to services. passed peacefully away on of the Lyra Masonic Memorials may be made the evening of June 26 in Lodge in McLouth and to the McLouth First Lawrence, Kansas. Funeral Tonganoxie. He served Baptist Church in care of services will be held at on the McLouth Board of Barnett Family Funeral Rumsey-Yost Funeral Education for 23 years, the Home, P. O. Box 602, Home on June 28 at 11 a.m. Watershed District Board, Oskaloosa, KS. 66066. The family will receive and served on the Board w w w. ba r n e ttfa m i lyf h . visitors at the Lawrence of Soil Conservation for com. Jewish Community Center Jefferson County for many Please sign this coming from the back from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. years. He married Zelma guestbook at Obituaries. yard -cows). Shirley was born in After meeting Gay Tarr on July 26, 1948 LJWorld.com. Des Moines, Iowa on members of the Lawrence Valentine’s Day in 1934. Community She was the youngest Jewish LICE ROXEL of five children -- and Center, Shirley shed some the only girl -- born to of her city ways (and even Jacob and Helen Dorothy learned to drive), and Graveside services First United Methodist Greene. The family moved for the next 50 years the for Alice A. Troxel, 97, Church and volunteered to Chicago, Illinois when couple made Lawrence Lawrence, KS, will be held for the Baptist meal site. Shirley was young, and their home. Survivors include at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June Shirley was active with 30, 2012 at Penwell-Gabel one there she graduated from daughter, Linda Marshall HighSchool in the Center and the Jewish Cemetery in Topeka, KS. Troxel, Lawrence; three Community Women and She died on Wednesday, sons, the early 1950s. David Troxel, Shirley attended over four decades served June 27, 2012 at Lawrence Lenexa, KS, Allen Troxel, Wright Junior College in various positions as Memorial Hospital. Kansas City, MO, James and Roosevelt University, the group’s Secretary, Alice was born on April Troxel, Glendale, AZ; six and Blintz 11, 1915 in Sabetha, KS the grandchildren; seven great both in Chicago, from 1952 Treasurer to 1955. During that time Brunch organizer. Along daughter of John and Nina grandchildren; and one she was also employed at with Artie Shaw, Shirley (Lynn) Reinhardt. sister, Ada Aeschliman, Berger-Rivenbergh Point helped establish the KU Alice moved to Sabetha, KS. of Purchase Advertising Hillel foundation. Lawrence in 1965 with her The family suggests Shirley also worked son James and her mother memorials in her name in Chicago, mostly notable for its location -- as a secretary in the Nina in 1964. to the Douglas County across the street from the Social Work Department She was self employed Senior Services and may at Lawrence Memorial typing thesis and later be sent in care of the Playboy Club. At a cousin’s Hospital and at Audio worked at KU Printing mortuary. housewarming party Reader, a reading service Service. Online condolences Shirley met Jerome for the visually impaired. She married Roy E. may be sent to www. (Jerry) Yochim, who, so She is best known for her Troxel on June 4, 1938 warrenmcelwain.com. stricken by her humor work in real estate at the in McPherson, KS. He Please sign this and beauty, suggested that Gill Agency and later the preceded her in death guestbook at Obituaries. his bestfriend ask her out McGrew Agency, from in 1964. She was also LJWorld.com. on a date. Although that which she retired in 1998. preceded in death by her Shirley is survived by three brothers, John, Mark, date was never made. Shirley and Jerry kept up her husband Jerry, son and Eugene Reinhardt. a correspondence while Jordan and daughterShe was a member of Amanda Jerry was in Champaign- in-law daughter Urbana finishing his (Lawrence), (Alexandria, Masters Degree at the Dayana ALLY ITZPATRICK OSTMA Va.) and grandson Elliot University of Illinois. In August 1957 Shirley (Lawrence). Private graveside one daughter, Rosalea In lieu of flowers and Jerry married and services for Sally Carttar, and husband, the family encourages moved to Lafayette,Indiana Lawrence, KS; Fitzpatrick Postma, 87, Peter, where Jerry completed his donations to the Lawrence Lawrence, KS, will be held two granddaughters, Doctoral Degree in 1960, Jewish Community Center, at the Oak Hill Cemetery Sally Carttar and Maggie Visiting Nurses and then back to Chicago the She Carttar, a grandson, Teddy Association of Douglas in Lawrence, KS. for a few years. died on Monday, June 25, Carttar and friend Don County, or Grace Hospice The couple moved to 2012 at Brandon Woods at Schaake, of Lawrence. Lawrence, Kansas in 1962 in care of the Rumsey- Alvamar. An informal memorial Yost Funeral Home, 601 when Jerry joined the Sally was born on gathering will be held faculty at the University Indiana, Lawrence, KS November 21, 1924 at the family home in 66044. of Kansas. The couple Please sign this in Lawrence, KS the Lawrence from 7-9 p.m. originally planned to stay daughter of Russell Friday, June 29th. guestbook at Obituaries. in Lawrence for one year Michael and Charline The family suggests and then decide if they LJWorld.com. Smith Fitzpatrick. memorials in her name liked it enough to settle She was a homemaker. to the Lawrence Schools down (and could get Earlier in her life, she Foundation for the benefit used to the strange noises was an elementary school of elementary teachers, teacher. She had taught and to the Feed the one year in Syracuse, Hungry Organization in KS and later at Cordley San Miguel de Allende, IRGINIA ARROLL Elementary School in Mexico and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Virginia E. Carroll, 93, a member of the Divine Lawrence. She was a graduate of Mortuary in Lawrence. Parish/Sacred Wellsville, KS, a former Mercy Online condolences resident of Gladstone, Heart Catholic Church Kansas University and MO, passed away June 26, in Gardner and a former was a member of the Pi may be sent to www. warrenmcelwain.com. 2012 at the home of her parishioner of St. Andrew Beta Phi Social Sorority. She married James L. Please sign this Apostle Catholic daughter in Wellsville. the Postma on December 27, guestbook at Obituaries. The Mass of Christian Church in Gladstone, MO. Burial will be 10:00 Virginia was employed 1954 in Lawrence, KS. He LJWorld.com. Saturday, June 30th at with the Missouri Peace preceded her in death Divine Mercy Parish/ Officers Association from April 18, 1998. Survivors include Sacred Heart Catholic 1968 until her retirement Church, Gardner, KS. in 1982. She enjoyed Rite of Committal will crocheting and was an be 12 Noon Saturday at avid reader. Her husband, Obituary policy Resurrection Cemetery William, preceded her in The Journal-World publishes obituaries of residents North. Friends may call death in 2004. or former longtime residents of the newspaper’s from 6-8 PM Friday at Survivors include her circulation area, as well as obituaries for others who the McGilley Antioch eight children, William have survivors within the circulation area. Information Chapel where a rosary M. Carroll, Jr. (Sue), Mary should be supplied by a mortuary. We welcome photos will be prayed at 06:30 Barney (Dick), Margaret to run with obituaries. More information about what PM. Contributions are McGinnis (Terry), Jane the newspaper accepts and other guidelines, includsuggested to the Visiting Bollard (Dan), Dan ing costs for obituaries, can be obtained through your Nurses Association, Carroll (Diane), John Lawrence, KS. Carroll, Robert Carroll mortuary, by calling the Journal-World at 785-832Virginia was born and Tim Carroll (Robin); 7151, or online at LJWorld.com/obits/policy/. October 16, 1918 in Ft 14 grandchildren and 9 Wayne, IN. She and her great grandchildren. husband, William, moved ARR.’S: McGilley to Kansas City in 1957 and Antioch Chapel to Gladstone in 1971. She Please sign this moved to Wellsville six guestbook at Obituaries. years ago. Virginia was LJWorld.com.
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“We cant send over $160 million (in proposed projects) and be credible,” said Regent Fred Logan of Prairie Village. “We need to shape the package to give ourselves the best chance of success. My main concern is coming up with a systemwide proposal that doesn’t get us laughed out of the building,” he said. Board members will conduct a budget workshop July 17. Kansas University has included two big ticket items in its request. One is $30 million in state funds to help build a new $75 million medical education building at the School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kan. The other is a recurring annual appropriation of $2.5 million to support a Kansas Institute for Translational Chemical Biology, which would be aimed at bolstering KU’s drug discovery efforts. During a discussion at the regents meeting last week, Chairman Ed McKechnie of Arcadia said, “I feel strongly about the medical education building.” He said that proposal fits the strategic plan of both the school and the state to increase the number of physicians in Kansas and bring in more research dollars. According to KU, the current medical education building, which opened in 1976, is small, outdated and doesn’t meet standards required by the school’s accrediting body. Its classrooms are designed for lectures rather than modern small-group learning. The Kansas Institute for Translational Chemical Biology will support both the KU Cancer Center and the school’s continuing membership in the Association of American Universities, school officials say. Both budget proposals are extremely important, said KU Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs Tim Caboni. “We went through a list of up to 100 of those,” Caboni said. He said the ones KU submitted to the regents “really are the priorities,” and he wouldn’t want to rank them in a particular order. KU has also said it will need additional state funding to improve the KU Medical Center, including the School of Medicine in Wichita, but officials haven’t put a dollar figure on that yet. Regent Kenny Wilk of Lansing said the requests from all of the schools must include information on what the schools have done with recent budget enhancements. “A strong business case,” must be made with every request, he said. In the past, Brownback has shown he favors funding requests that are for specific purposes aimed at enhancing strengths at the schools. Other big-ticket funding requests before the regents include:
$16 million in additional funding for technical colleges.
$15 million for expansion of the Kansas Technology Center at Pittsburg State University.
$5 million annual appropriation to expand agricultural research at Kansas State University.
$5 million annual appropriation to improve the College of Architecture, Planning and Design at KSU.
$5 million annual appropriation for a research synergy center at KSU.
$8 million for community colleges.
$5.25 million funding increase for the College of Health Professions at Wichita State.
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Crews battle wildfires Taste in parts of Kansas
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OBERLIN (AP) — Crews worked in searing heat Wednesday to contain scattered fires scorching mostly farm acreage and grassland in parched areas of central, north-central and northwestern Kansas. No evacuations or injuries were reported as of Wednesday evening, and structural damage was limited to farm buildings and outbuildings, said Sharon Watson, spokeswoman for the Kansas Division of Emergency Management. Gov. Sam Brownback, citing the risk of wildfires, issued an emergency declaration late Wednesday afternoon for nine central and north-central counties: Barton, Ellis, Ellsworth, Lincoln, Mitchell, Osborne, Phillips, Rooks and Russell. In northwestern Kansas, Decatur County officials reported Wednesday fires that broke out Tuesday were extinguished after burning about 5,000 acres. No homes were destroyed there. Watson said a large fire
in Phillips County was contained Wednesday evening after the Kansas Highway Patrol used aircraft to map the blaze and help crews on the ground locate hotspots. Fires in rural southeastern Rooks County and northcentral Ellis County also were contained Wednesday evening, and fires in Russell and Barton counties were brought under control earlier in the day. The other four counties covered by Brownback’s declaration were included because they could be at risk from fires in adjacent areas, Watson said. The relentless heat and the dry conditions that contributed to the fires prompted temporary activation of the State Emergency Operations Center in Topeka, to monitor information from county emergency managers. The center was deactivated at 9 p.m. Wednesday. “We can see what this hot, dry weather is doing to firefighting efforts in Colorado and other states,” Maj. Gen. Lee Ta-
fanelli, the state adjutant general and director of the Emergency Management Division, said in a news release. “We want to make sure we stay ahead of the curve and be ready to render assistance to our county emergency management partners if needed.” Most of Kansas has been under heat-related warnings for days, with northwest and north-central Kansas subject to a red flag warning through Wednesday, meaning there’s a serious risk of fire across the region because of the searing heat, strong winds and low humidity. Hill City, in northwestern Kansas’ Graham County, once again had the state’s high temperature Wednesday at 115 degrees. But the extreme heat affected cities throughout the state, with other highs of 113 at Hays and Russell, 111 at Dodge City, 110 at Goodland and Salina and 109 at Garden City and Medicine Lodge.
Project Committee named to repair to find KU’s next dam engineering dean advances ceptive Software.
Christopher Depcik, assistant professor of meKansas University chanical engineering.
Lisa Friis, associate has named a 19-member search committee to se- professor of mechanical lect the university’s next engineering.
Prasad Gogineni, disdean for the School of Entinguished professor of gineering. Stuart Bell has served electrical engineering and as KU’s engineering dean computer sciences; direcsince 2002. He will step tor, Center for Remote down in July to become Sensing of Ice Sheets.
Mary Lee Hummert, provost at Louisiana State vice provost for faculty University. Ken Audus, dean of the development.
Dennis Lane, disKU School of Pharmacy, will serve as chairman for tinguished professor of the committee tasked with civil, environmental and conducting a nationwide architectural engineering; search to find candidates associate director, Transportation Research to fill the position. Institute. The committee will
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At the Douglas County Commission meeting Wednesday, several procedural and administrative measures were passed to push forward ongoing projects. The three commissioners unanimously passed a resolution to begin levying a special assessment district around Yankee Tank Dam, betCOUNTY COMMISSION ter known as Lake Alvamar. This means that the county can proceed in collecting special $5,000 tax payments from the people who own land around the water feature. The special assessment is part of a months-long arrangement deal to get the dam repaired through payment from the county, city, Kansas Department of Transportation and the state. About 85 percent of the affected landowners agreed to the assessment, which can be paid in full or over time. Regulations required that another public meeting be held before the tax officially went into effect. A lone homeowner came by the meeting, but he didn’t give any public comment. The commissioners also set a public hearing on a proposal to transfer some county land near the United Way center to Tenants to Homeowners to build a senior housing facility. This project is in much earlier stages, but its formal public comment session will be at 6:35 p.m. Aug. 8 on the second floor of the Douglas County Courthouse, at 11th and Massachusetts streets. Commissioners also passed some technical accounting measures and received recommendations for the food policy council. In a walk-on item in the meeting’s agenda, commissioners heard from staff of the emergency management department about the possible need for a burn ban in the county. The emergency managers didn’t recommend one — fire departments hadn’t requested that they do — but the commission can meet next week if dry, hot conditions worsen. Commissioners are currently not scheduled to meet next week because of the Fourth of July holiday.
Sitarist cancels tour, including local show
Legendary virtuoso sitarist Ravi Shankar has canceled his October tour, which included an Oct. 3 performance at the Lied Center, the center announced Wednesday. The Indian performer’s famShankar ily recently announced that illness forced Shankar, 92, to call off the appearances. The Lied Center show was one of only a few performances scheduled in his United States tour. “Mr. Shankar lives for the joy of performing and is very sorry to have to an— Reporter Alex Garrison can be nounce this cancellation,” reached at 832-7261. the family said in a pre-
pared statement. Lied Center officials said everyone who had purchased a ticket had been informed of the cancellation via email and mail. The Lied Center is offering ticket exchanges or a refund for ticket holders, who may call 864-2787 for more information. Shankar is an virtuoso sitarist, composer, teacher and writer. He was on the forefront of the world music movement and has collaborated with George Harrison of the Beatles, composer Philip Glass and many other worldrenowned artists.
action on the state license as well. In recent months city officials had voiced public safety concerns about violence at the bar. A bouncer was shot in the parking lot on March 17, and there were two other incidents during which shots were fired outside the business last October and December. Suspects have been arrested and charged in all three cases. City attorneys in May also wrote in a memo that there were allegations of at least two sexual assaults there since 2011. Wheeler said that city
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attention to discussions about John Brown and Jesse James, characters whom her students frequently ask about. James gained widespread notoriety as an outlaw a few years after the Civil War’s end. For Lecompton historian Paul Bahnmaier, the group’s visit to Lecompton and Douglas County has special importance. “I think it reiterates what we say, that the Civil War starts in Douglas County,” he said. Bahnmaier, as well as others from the Lecompton Historical Society, spent the morning giving the teachers tours of Lecompton, as well as putting on a play called “Bleeding Kansas.” In the play, historic Kansas figures, including John Brown, argued about
It was unclear Wednesday when the bar stopped operating as Taste, but Jeannine Koranda, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Revenue, which includes the ABC, confirmed Riley surrendered his license about a week ago. attorneys and Lawrence police presented evidence at Wednesday’s hearing and that Riley did not appear. Riley had said before the City Commission in May that he was shaken by the shootings but that he believed some of the
whether Kansas should be a free state or a slave state. The teachers were divided into pro- and anti-slavery groups and encouraged to hiss, cheer and boo. After the play, the group then headed to Lawrence to tour other Civil War sites and discuss William Quantrill and his raid on Lawrence.
violence stemmed from promotion companies that were drawing an atypical crowd to his establishment. He said he had ceased working with certain promotional companies. It was unclear Wednesday when the bar stopped operating as Taste, but Jeannine Koranda, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Revenue, which includes the ABC, confirmed Riley surrendered his license about a week ago. Koranda said the ABC would also release more information about Wednesday’s hearing later in the week. — Reporter George Diepenbrock can be reached at 832-7144. Follow him at Twitter.com/gdiepenbrock.
Mutti Burke said that this is the third year UMKC has organized such a tour; another group of 40 teachers will take the same tour July 17. Mutti Burke said the program has been growing by word of mouth and received 160 applicants this year. Half of them had to be turned away.
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Are dog owners required to have their dogs on a leash in Burcham Park? And are homeless people allowed to camp in that park?
Megan Gilliland, the city’s communications manager, provided this answer: Yes, in any public area, including parks, dogs must be on a leash. The exception for parks includes Lawrence’s designated dog parks: Mutt Run at Clinton Lake and Riverfront Park in North Lawrence. No camping is allowed in any city park without a pre-approved camping permit from Parks and Recreation. Parks hours are 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
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Kansas awards Medicaid contracts to 3 companies By John Hanna Associated Press
TOPEKA — Kansas hired subsidiaries of three multibillion-dollar, outof-state health insurance companies Wednesday to manage its Medicaid program, and Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration said the contracts should produce even greater cost savings over the next five years than previously anticipated. The contracts are key to the conservative Republican governor’s efforts to overhaul the state’s $2.9 billion-a-year program, which provides health coverage to the poor, disabled and elderly. He and top administration officials have said the changes — moving all Medicaid participants into managed care — will provide better-coordinated care while controlling the state’s costs. “The current Medicaid program is financially unsustainable and provides fragmented services to our most vulnerable Kansans who deserve far better care,” said Dr. Robert Moser, the state’s secretary of health and environment. The state awarded the contracts to subsidiaries of Amerigroup Corp., based in Virginia Beach, Va.; Centene Corp., which has its headquarters in St. Louis, and United Healthcare, based in Minneapolis. Each contract takes effect Jan. 1, and the state has the option of extending it an additional two years. State officials said they include incentives to encourage the companies to pay claims quickly, improve the coordination of care and create inno-
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The two- and threehour waits are simply a product of the summer rush, said Jeannine Koranda, Kansas Department of Revenue spokeswoman. “This time of year is typically the busiest,” she said. “We’re just moving thousands through this time of year.” Part of that rush has to do with students on sum-
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Paige Clark, works at Lowe’s, Topeka “The science exhibits at Union Station were good.”
Georgia Clark, hypnotherapist, Topeka “I remember just going to parks to play on playgrounds. It was OK just to play.”
— Dr. Robert Moser, the Kansas’ secretary of health and environment vative programs. Also, the contracts will allow the state to add coverage for preventive dental care for adults, heart and lung transplants and some weight loss surgeries. The three companies will offer competing plans so that Medicaid participants have choices. The overhauled program will be called KanCare. Brownback’s administration had projected that the state would save $853 million over the next five years because of the overhaul, based on expectations that the changes would lower the annual growth in its costs. The administration said Wednesday that savings over the next five years should now exceed $1 billion, saying the companies’ bids were better than anticipated. Tom Laing, executive director of InterHab, which represents groups providing services to the developmentally disabled, said none of the companies is a surprising choice because of its size. But he and other critics of the overhaul have questioned whether the state could achieve sigmer break flocking to the offices, Koranda said. But what about the $40 million computer upgrade that caused glitches in the system earlier this year? Koranda said that has nothing to do with the current long lines, as driver’s licenses applications and renewals still operate on the old system. Across the state, Koranda said, offices have recently reported wait times under an hour. “It just depends on the office,” she said.
nificant savings by having large, for-profit corporations manage Medicaid. Also, though Brownback’s administration began discussing an overhaul shortly after he took office in January 2011, some legislators and advocates think it is still moving too quickly. “We have the same concerns that we have always had,” Laing said. “It’s still a great set of unknowns.” The state still needs the federal government’s permission to go ahead with the overhaul because it provides a majority of the funds for Medicaid. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services would have to waive some of its Medicaid rules. Most of the nearly 385,000 Kansans receiving state medical assistance are covered by managed care through private contractors, but the Medicaid overhaul represents the first time the state has tried to include relatively expensive, long-term care for the disabled and the elderly, including those in nursing homes. Advocates for the developmentally disabled have been vocal skeptics of the overhaul. Their concerns led Brownback to agree to wait until 2014 to deal with long-term services for the developmentally disabled in the contracts, while permitting pilot programs. The unsuccessful bidders were subsidiaries Coventry Health Care, of Bethesda, Md., and WellCare Health Plans Inc., based in Tampa, Fla. Administration officials said the three successful companies submitted lower bids. At the local service station, the wait times have built camaraderie among the fellow frustrated drivers, Cataudella said. “It was like a family,” Cataudella said. “I feel like I should invite them over for Thanksgiving dinner.” She took the role of greeting the newbies — just starting their journey at the office — with a cheery warning: “Hey, welcome to hell.” — Reporter Shaun Hittle can be reached at 832-7173. Follow him at Twitter.com/shaunhittle.
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The current Medicaid program is financially unsustainable and provides fragmented services to our most vulnerable Kansans who deserve far better care.”
• Lawrence police called in a bomb squad from Leavenworth Wednesday afternoon to remove three World War II-era grenades that were found in the 4700 block of Carmel Court in west Lawrence. Sgt. Trent McKinley, a police spokesman, said a Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical supervisor notified police about finding the objects, two of which were inert and found not to be dangerous. McKinley said police called in the bomb squad to take possession of the items, which is routine practice when potential explosives are found. • Douglas Count prosecutors filed nine burglary and theft charges Wednesday against a 19-year-old Topeka man who is a suspect in several burglaries committed late Monday in southeast Lawrence. Prosecutors filed charges of aggravated burglary, four counts of theft and four counts of vehicle burglary against Alexander James McKinsey. A judge set McKinsey’s bond at $10,000. Lawrence police arrested McKinsey on Tuesday; a Lawrence officer traveled to Eudora after a Eudora police officer made a car stop regarding a shoplifting call at a Eudora convenience store early Tuesday, and police said they were able to connect McKinsey to several vehicle burglaries and one garage burglary reported hours earlier in the area of the 1600 block of Matthew Terrace in southeast Lawrence. Two other Topeka men, ages 18 and 21, were also arrested in the Eudora car stop, but Cheryl Wright, a Douglas County district attorney’s office spokeswoman, said those men were released from jail after prosecutors did not file
charges against them on Wednesday. • Two Topeka men, both 43, were arrested Tuesday afternoon after they were stopped near U.S. Highway 40 and Kansas Highway 10 west of Lawrence. Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence police spokesman, said officers connected the suspects to the reported burglary of an attached garage of a residence in the 3600 block of Hartford Court, in which two men removed several items including an air compressor and fishing equipment. McKinley said a nearby resident reported the incident to police and provided a description of the suspects to police. The men remained in jail Wednesday. Cheryl Wright, a Douglas County district attorney’s office spokeswoman, said if the men are formally charged, they will appear in court today. • A 19-year-old Haskell Indian Nations University student reported a 15-inch MacBook Pro worth $1,200 stolen from the 900 block of West 23rd Street. about 1 p.m. Monday, according to police reports.
FIRE CALL • A worker mowing Wednesday morning at Easy Living Mobile Home Park, 3323 Iowa, accidentally damaged part of a natural gas pipe above the ground on a vacant lot. Curt Floerchinger, a Black Hills Energy spokesman, said a crew eventually replaced the section of pipe, known as a riser, because park management said a trailer would be eventually placed on the lot. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical workers responded at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, and Division Chief Eve Tolefree, a Fire Medical spokeswoman, said firefighters were taking
readings of air quality levels in the area as they waited for Black Hills Energy workers to arrive. Floerchinger said that no one was injured and that there was no danger to anyone in the surrounding area. Crews had cleared the scene about 12:30 p.m. 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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HEALTH CARE IN KANSAS Number of uninsured: 350,000 state residents are uninsured, or almost 13 percent. Where the state stands: The Republicandominated state government has been hostile to the 2010 federal law and hasn’t moved to set up a health care exchange. Last year, GOP Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration returned a $31.5 million federal grant. What happens now: If the entire law is upheld,
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Republican hostility against the 2010 law championed by President Barack Obama prevented the state from establishing its own exchange, which would help consumers find health insurance starting in 2014. Last year, Brownback returned a $31.5 million federal grant to assist the state with the computer infrastructure for an exchange. If the requirement for exchanges stands, states face a Nov. 16 deadline to submit plans to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The choices for Kansas would be seeking a partnership with the federal gov- Colyer ernment or having the federal government run the exchange, said Linda Sheppard, the Insurance Department’s project manager for the health overhaul. “I do not believe we’d be able to do a state-level exchange,” said Sheppard, also director of the department’s accident and health division. Some industry officials worry about having a federally run exchange for Kansas, fearing that its rules could be too burdensome and that some requirements could cut independent agents out of the exchange completely. Kerri Spielman, executive director of the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents, still holds out hope that legislators could work on an exchange next year. “There are just too many people ready to move and act,” she said. “We don’t need to reinvent the wheel. We just need to have something that fits Kansas.” Republican legislators defend their lack of action, saying it made no sense to work on an exchange with so much uncertainty surrounding the federal law. And Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, a surgeon and former state senator, said Kansas should “determine the state’s needs and priorities and then enact our own reforms,” without being more specific. But House Insurance Committee Chairman Clark Shultz, a Lindsborg Republican acknowl-
Kansas won’t be in a position to set up an exchange in time, according to the state Insurance Department. If that part of the law survives, Brownback’s administration would have to decide whether to try to partner with the federal government on running the exchange. If the entire law is struck down, Brownback and other officials are likely to celebrate without taking further action. edged, “If it stands, we’re definitely running into a time deadline here — a crunch.” Kansas has about 350,000 residents who don’t have health insurance coverage, or 12.7 percent of the state’s population, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures. About 53,000 are children. Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, a Republican, had planned to work on an exchange, but the Kansas GOP made the 2010 elections largely a referendum on Obama and tapped into the tea party movement’s frustrations. Republicans swept all statewide and congressional offices for the first time since 1964 and added to their legislative majorities, and many new lawmakers are conservatives. “They think they are going to be vindicated,” said state Democratic Chairwoman Joan Wagnon, a former Kansas House member. “They’ve put all of their eggs in that basket.” Brownback was a U.S. senator and an ardent opponent of the health care overhaul before he became governor in January 2011. His office was not saying before the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling how it might respond to various possibilities. Last year, Brownback not only returned the federal grant but also signed a “health care freedom” bill into law. The law says Kansas residents have the right to refuse to buy health insurance, adding that they can’t be fined or forced to pay other penalties for refusing. The law takes aim at a provision in the federal health care overhaul requiring most Americans to purchase health insurance, starting in 2014, and imposing tax penalties if they don’t. Even some GOP legislators doubted the state law could block the mandate in Kansas, but supporters saw it at least as a powerful statement. Brownback’s administration also has criticized a provision of the federal health care overhaul that expands the Medicaid program, so that states cover childless adults. Republicans are skeptical that the federal government will keep its promises to finance the expansion, and state officials estimate it would add as many as 130,000 people to the state’s Medicaid program.
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Health care countdown: Who wins, loses — pays? law and finds Congress was within its authority Associated Press to require most people to have health insurance or WASHINGTON — It seems pay a penalty? as if the entire nation is holding its breath for the That would settle Supreme Court’s health the legal argument care ruling — the presibut not the politidential candidates, gov- cal battle. ernors of virtually every The clear winners if the state, insurers with bil- law is upheld and allowed lions at stake, compa- to take full effect would be nies large and small and uninsured people in the countless millions of United States, estimated Americans concerned at more than 50 million. about their own medical Starting in 2014, most care and how they’ll pay could get coverage through for it. a mix of private insurance Still, today’s expected and Medicaid, a safety-net ruling almost certainly program. Republican-led will not be the last word states that have resisted on the nation’s tangled creating health insurance efforts to address health markets under the law care woes. The problems would have to scramble to of high medical costs, comply, but the U.S. would widespread waste and get closer to other economtens of millions of people ically advanced countries without insurance will that guarantee medical require Congress and the care for their citizens. president to keep lookRepublicans would ing for answers, whether keep trying to block the or not President Barack law. They hope to elect Obama’s Affordable Care Mitt Romney as presiAct passes the test of con- dent, backed by a GOP stitutionality. House and Senate, and A look at potential out- repeal the law, although comes: their chances of outright repeal would seem to be What if the Su- diminished by the court’s preme Court, de- endorsement. spite justices’ blunt Obama would feel the questions during public glow of vindication for his arguments, upholds the hard-fought health overBy Mark Sherman and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
Ruling to end campaign mystery WASHINGTON — Barely four months before the nation votes, one of the biggest factors in the fight for the White House still is a mystery. That will change today. The Supreme Court’s expected ruling on Obama President Barack Obama’s sweeping federal health care law will shape the contours of the presidential campaign through the summer and fall. Both Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney are primed to use the ruling — whatever it is — for political gain. Obama expresses confidence the court will uphold his signature legislative initiative. But he won’t be shocked if a conservative majority overturns the haul, but it might not last long even if he’s re-elected. The nation still faces huge problems with health care costs, requiring major changes to Medicare that neither party has explained squarely to voters. Some backers of Obama’s
most controversial provision, those familiar with his thinking say. Romney aides say the Republican candidate will get a political boost if the court strikes down the measure. But they don’t want celebrations Romney that could alienate voters who could lose health care benefits through the decision. Neither candidate has any direct influence over the decision. The ruling is expected to be followed almost immediately by a barrage of advertisements and fundraising appeals from Democrats and Republicans, with both sides trying to cast the decision in the most advantageous light for its candidate. law acknowledge it was only a first installment: Get most people covered, then deal with the harder problem of costs. Q: On the other hand, what if the court strikes down the entire law?
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A: Many people would applaud, polls suggest. Taking down the law would kill a costly new federal entitlement before it has a chance to take root and develop a clamoring constituency. But that still would leave the problems of high costs, waste and millions of uninsured people. Some Republicans in Congress already are talking about passing anew the more popular pieces of the law if it’s thrown out. But the major GOP alternatives to Obama’s law would not cover nearly as many uninsured, and it’s unclear how much of a dent they would make in costs. Some liberals say Medicare-for-all, or government-run health insurance, will emerge as the only viable answer if Obama’s public-private approach fails.
Q: What happens if the court strikes down the requirement that everyone must have insurance, but leaves the rest of the Affordable Care Act in place? A: People would have no obligation to carry insurance, but insurers would remain bound by the law to accept applicants regardless of medical condition and limit what they
Syria violence escalates as U.S. seeks turning point BEIRUT — Gunmen attacked a pro-government TV station Wednesday near the Syrian capital, killing seven employees in the latest barrage of violence as world powers prepared for a highlevel meeting that the U.S. hopes will be a turning point in the crisis. Invitations to Saturday’s gathering in Geneva were sent by special envoy Kofi Annan to the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council — including Syrian allies Russia and China — but not to major regional players Iran and Saudi Arabia. The absence of those two countries, as well as the lack of any appetite for international military intervention, could make it difficult for the group to find the leverage to end the bloodshed in Syria. An effort by Annan to broker a peace plan failed earlier this year. Diplomatic hopes have rested on Russia — Syria’s most important ally and protector — agreeing on a transition plan that would end the Assad family dynasty, which has ruled Syria for more than four decades. But Moscow has rejected efforts by outside forces to end the conflict or any plan to force regime change in Damascus. The United Nations said Wednesday that the conflict, which began in
March 2011 as part of the Arab Spring that swept aside entrenched leaders across the region, is descending into sectarian warfare. President Bashar Assad has so far appeared largely impervious to world pressure and he has warned the internaAssad tional community from meddling in the crisis, which has seen a sharp escalation in violence in recent months. He said this week that his country is in “a genuine state of war,” an increasingly common refrain from the Syrian leader. Assad denies there is any popular will behind the uprising, which is in its 16th month, saying terrorists are driving a foreign conspiracy to destroy the country. Activists say more than 14,000 people have been killed in the violence. An Associated Press photographer said the attack on the Al-Ikhbariya TV station in the town of Drousha, about 14 miles south of the capital Damascus, left bloodstains on the ground and bullet holes in the walls. The attack heavily damaged five portable buildings used for offices and studios. Al-Ikhbariya is privately owned but strongly supports the regime.
a sopping mess. At least three people were killed in the storm. More than 100 homes and businesses were flooded and officials warned the waters may not recede until next week in some places. The storm knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of
customers, though most had electricity restored by the time Debby left the state. The tropical storm formed in the Gulf on Saturday and gradually made its way across the Florida, drenching the state for several days before it weakened to a depression.
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THE WALDO CANYON FIRE BURNS AN ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD Tuesday near the foothills of Colorado Springs, Colo. Colorado has endured nearly a week of 100-plus-degree days and low humidity, sapping moisture from timber and grass, creating a devastating formula for volatile wildfires across the state and punishing conditions for firefighters. AT LEFT, a plume of smoke rises Wednesday behind homes on the Waldo Canyon wildfire west of Colorado Springs, Colo. AT TOP, Susan Custer wears a mask as she checks on her sister’s home from the corner of Garden of Gods Road and Centennial Boulevard as the Waldo Canyon fire burns Wednesday. The wildfire doubled in size overnight to about 24 square miles and has so far forced mandatory evacuations for more than 32,000 residents. Authorities say it remains too dangerous for them to fully assess the damage from a destructive wildfire threatening Colorado’s second-largest city. The White House said President Barack Obama will tour the firestricken area Friday and thank firefighters battling some of the worst fires to hit the American West in decades. Crews also were battling a deadly and destructive wildfire in northern Colorado and another that flared Tuesday night near Boulder.
charge their oldest and sickest customers. Studies suggest premiums in the individual health insurance market would jump by 10 percent to 30 percent. Experts debate whether or not that would trigger the collapse of the market for individuals and small businesses, or just make coverage even harder to afford than it is now. In any event, there would be risks to the health care system. Fewer people would sign up for coverage. Unless there’s a political deal to fix it, the complicated legislation would get more difficult to carry out. Congressional Republicans say they will keep pushing for repeal. Without the mandate, millions of uninsured lowincome people still would get coverage through the law’s Medicaid expansion. The problem would be the 10 million to 15 million middle class people expected to gain private insurance under the law. They would be eligible for federal subsidies, but premiums would get more expensive. Taxes, Medicare cuts and penalties on employers not offering coverage would stay in place.
BRIEFLY Marijuana found in exhibited before and during gruesome attack that face-chewer’s system the left the other man horribly
bil CEO Rex Tillerson says fears about climate change, drilling, and energy depenMIAMI — Lab tests dence are overblown. disfigured. A Miami police detected only marijuana In a speech Wednesday, union official had suggested in the system of a Florida Tillerson acknowledged that Eugene, who was shot man shot while chewing and killed by an officer, was that burning of fossil fuels on another man’s face, the is warming the planet but probably under the influmedical ex- ence of bath salts. said society will be able to adapt. The risks of oil and aminer said The Miami-Dade County Wednesgas drilling are well underMedical Examiner said in a day, stood and can be mitigated, news release that the toxiruling out cology detected marijuana, he said. And dependence other street but it didn’t find any other on other nations for oil is drugs street drugs, alcohol or pre- not a concern as long as including scription drugs. Eugene also access to supply is certain, the comtested negative for adulter- he said. Eugene ponents Tillerson blamed a public ants commonly mixed with typically found in the stimu- street drugs. that is “illiterate” in science and math, a “lazy” press, lants known as “bath salts.” There has been much and advocacy groups that Exxon CEO: Climate, “manufacture fear” for speculation about what drugs, if any, would lead to misconceptions in energy fears inflated energy the bizarre behavior that aua speech at the Council on NEW YORK — ExxonMo- Foreign Relations. thorities said Rudy Eugene
He highlighted that huge discoveries of oil and gas in North America have reversed a 20-year decline in U.S. oil production in recent years. He also trumpeted the global oil industry’s ability to deliver fuels during a two-year period of dramatic uncertainty in the Middle East, the world’s most important oil and gasproducing region.
Debby floods areas of Florida SOPCHOPPY, FLA. — Debby destroyed homes and businesses, washed away roads and flooded neighborhoods in Florida before the once-large tropical storm drifted out to sea Wednesday, leaving behind
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Colleges move toward absolute smoking bans By Julie Carr Smyth Associated Press
COLUMBUS, OHIO — As a political science major at Ohio State University, Ida Seitter says she lit up many a cigarette to help her through the stress of exam season. Right or wrong, they were her security blanket as she toiled through college. Seitter, now 26, was old enough by then to make her own decisions, she says. She opposes efforts by policymakers in Ohio, New York, California and other states to impose bans on tobacco use not just in buildings at public colleges, but also anywhere on the campus — even in the open air. “Just back away from me a little bit. I won’t blow it in your face and I’ll try not to be rude,” Seitter says. “At the same time, I think it’s a little discrimi-
natory for a practice that Ohio higher education ofis considered legal.” ficials plan a vote next month Bans on use, advertising urging all public campuses and sales of tobacco in all to ban tobacco use. That inits forms are being enact- cludes Ohio State, one of the ed or considered at per- nation’s largest universities, haps half of campuses na- which currently bans only tionwide, sometimes over indoor smoking. the objections of student According to the sursmokers, staff and faculty. geon general’s report for The movement is driven 2012, tobacco use among by mounting evipeople ages 18 to 25 dence of the health remains at epidemic risks of secondhand proportions nationsmoke, the reduced wide. The review costs of smoke-free found 90 percent dorms and a drive of smokers started to minimize enticeby age 18 and 99 HEALTH ments to smoke at percent by age 26. a critical age for forming About a quarter to a third lifelong habits. of college students smoke, California’s state sys- studies have found. tem will begin to bar toThe study found the U.S. bacco use in 2013. A ban would have 3 million fewer on use and advertising young smokers if success at the City University of in reducing youth smoking New York system goes by state tobacco-cessation into effect in September, programs from 1997 to and the University of Mis- 2003 had been sustained. souri at Columbia is going Many of the programs have smoke-free in 2014. been hit by budget cuts.
Health and education officials, anti-smoking groups and a generation of students who grew up smoke-free are increasingly united on the issue, says Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights. “There are many reasons why a college or university may choose to pursue this type of policy, whether secondhand smoke, dorm fires, or other issues,” he says. “They are also questioning what the role of tobacco is in this academic setting, where we’re supposed to be standing for truth and training the next generation of leaders.” According to data kept by the nonsmokers group, campus tobacco bans have risen from virtually zero a decade ago to 711 today. That includes both four-year and two-year institutions, both public and private.
Over 1,000 U.S. heat records fall in week By Janet McConnaughey, Roxana Hegeman and Seth Borenstein Associated Press
Feeling hot? It’s not a mirage. Across the United States, hundreds of heat records have fallen in the past week. From the wildfire-consumed Rocky Mountains to the bacon-fried sidewalks of Oklahoma, the temperatures are creating consequences ranging from catastrophic to comical. In the past week, 1,011 records have been broken around the country, including 251 new daily high temperature records on Tuesday. Those numbers might seem big, but they’re hard to put into context — the National Climatic Data Center has only been tracking the daily numbers broken for a little more than a year, said Derek Arndt, head of climate monitoring at the center. Still, it’s impressive, given that records usually aren’t broken until the scorching months of July and August. “Any time you’re breaking all-time records in midto late-June, that’s a healthy heat wave,” Arndt said. If forecasts hold, more records could fall in the coming days in the central and western parts of the country, places accustomed to
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CATTLE DRINK FROM A TANK being filled with hauled water because the windmill and underground pump can’t keep up with the volume being consumed at the Baalman ranch Wednesday in Menlo, Kan. Across the country, more than 1,000 heat records have been broken in the past week. sweating out the summer. The current U.S. heat wave “is bad now by our current definition of bad,” said University of Victoria climate scientist Andrew Weaver, but “our definition of bad changes. What we see now will be far more common in the years ahead.” No matter where you are, the objective is the same: stay cool.
Praying for rain On the treeless, windswept Kansas prairie, the searing mix of sun and triple-digit heat is a recipe for agricultural disaster. Some residents have taken to praying for rain and cooler temperatures
in this sparsely populated western part of the state. Menlo farmer Brian Baalman can testify to that. “Everybody is just sick of it. They just wish we would get a good rain,” he said. “It has become a point to pray for it at church on Sunday, for sure.” Temperatures in the area have hovered around 111 degrees or higher for the past four days, and nine cities in western Kansas broke records on Tuesday. Only in the earliest morning hours do hardy farmers dart out to ensure their livestock’s water troughs are filled and their irrigation wells are quenching parched crops. They quick-
ly return to cooler locales. Much of the fortunes in the Menlo area are tied to corn crops, whose yields contribute not only to foodstuffs but also to ethanol-blended gasoline. But day after unyielding day of blazing sun and high heat have baked the top six inches of soil, and plant roots can break through to the moister soil below. “It is getting to look ugly, the longer this keeps going on without a drink,” Baalman said.
Frying bacon in the sun Aaron Anderson and his 4-year-old son bypassed the proverbial cooked egg on Tuesday, opting instead to fry bacon on their driveway in Coweta, Okla. Anderson’s thermometer read 105 degrees around 4:30 p.m., about the same time his son, Aaron Paul, said it felt like his feet were cooking. Sky-high temperatures aren’t unusual in this part of the country, but it is warm enough this week that five records were set on Tuesday. Anderson preheated the skillet for 10 minutes in the sun, and it took an hour for the meat to fully cook. And, yes, they ate it. “My only regret is it was turkey bacon instead of pork bacon, but that’s all we had,” Anderson said.
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The Food and Drug Administration has approved Arena Pharmaceutical’s antiobesity pill Belviq, the first new prescription drug for long-term weight loss to enter the U.S. market in over a decade. Despite only achieving modest weight loss in clinical studies, the drug appeared safe enough to win the FDA’s endorsement, amid calls from doctors for new weight-loss treatments. The agency cleared the pill Wednesday for adults who are obese or are overweight with at least one medical complication, such as diabetes or high cholesterol.
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Google announces small tablet, challenges Amazon’s Kindle Fire By Michael Liedtke and Peter Svensson Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO — Google will sell a small tablet computer bearing its brand in a challenge to Amazon’s Kindle Fire. The Nexus 7 is designed specifically for Google Play, the online store that sells movies, music, books, apps and other content — the things Amazon.com Inc. also sells for its tablet computer. Google’s announcement that it’s putting its brand on a tablet comes a week after Microsoft Corp. said the same thing. Both moves risk alienating Google’s and Microsoft’s hardware partners. Those companies, in turn, could be less inclined to work closely with Google and Microsoft. The Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire have screens that measure 7 inches diagonal-
ly, smaller than the nearly 10 inches on Apple Inc.’s popular iPad. The Nexus 7 will also be light — at about 0.75 pound, compared with the Kindle Fire’s 0.9 pound. The iPad weighs 1.44 pounds. The Nexus 7 will ship in mid-July starting at $199 — the same price as the Kindle Fire. By contrast, iPads start at $499. Customers can start ordering it through Google on Wednesday, initially in the U.S., Canada and Australia. Google’s price is aggressively low, considering that the Nexus 7 has more features than the Kindle, including a front-facing camera. The Kindle is believed to be roughly break even at $199. Samsung Electronics Co. sells a tablet similar to Google’s for $250. Andrew Rassweiler, an analyst with IHS iSuppli, said he suspects Google will be subsidizing the tablet to sell it starting at $199.
Google has previously put its own brand on a flagship line of “Nexus” smartphones. But that market is more mature than the tablet market, and there was less risk of Google alienating partners, particularly since it didn’t price the phones lower than the norm. Much like the Nexus phones, the Nexus 7 tablet will be a showcase for a new version of Google Inc.’s Android operating system, in this case one called “Jelly Bean.” Although the tablet carries the Google brand, the machine will be made by AsusTek Computer Inc. Google recently expanded into the device-making business with its $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility, but the company has stressed that it intends to continue to rely on Asus and other manufacturers that have embraced Android.
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Lawmakers reach compromise on roads, student loans By Alan Fram and Joan Lowy Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Facing weekend deadlines for action, congressional leaders have agreed to deals overhauling the nation’s transportation programs without a Republican provision forcing approval of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, and avoiding a doubling of interest rates for new student loans, congressional officials said Wednesday. The agreements underscored the pressures both parties face to avoid angering voters and facing embarrassing headlines in the run-up to this November’s presidential and congressional elections. Letting roadbuilding programs grind to a halt during an economic downturn would be a blow to the image of lawmakers, while Democrats and Republicans alike seemed eager to avoid enraging millions of students and their parents by boosting the costs of college loans. In contrast, enactment of the transportation measure would create or save 3 million jobs, said Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., chief sponsor of the Senate version of the bill. And the student loan measure would spare an estimated 7.4 million students who get subsidized Stafford loans beginning July 1 — this Sunday — from facing $1,000 in higher interest costs over the lives of their loans, which typically take over a decade to repay. Congressional leaders were planning to combine the highway and student loan measures into a single bill to reduce potential
As the price for the highway agreement, lawmakers said Republicans dropped a House-approved provision requiring the government to approve the proposed Keystone pipeline. procedural obstacles and hoped for final approval this week. Lawmakers would then leave Washington for a July 4 recess. The two-year highway bill would prevent the government’s authority to spend money on highways, bridges and transit systems from lapsing on Saturday, along with its ability to collect gasoline and diesel taxes. With both parties checkmating each other’s top priorities this campaign season, Democrats and Republicans say the highway measure will be Congress’ top job-creation initiative until the November elections. As the price for the highway agreement, lawmakers said Republicans dropped a House-approved provision requiring the government to approve the proposed Keystone pipeline, which is to move oil from western Canada to Texas’ Gulf Coast. Pipeline approval — which prompted a veto threat from President Barack Obama — has been a top goal this election year for the GOP, which has pitted its claims that it would create jobs against environmental worries that it could accelerate global warming and endanger Midwestern water supplies.
Contempt issue may fizzle after vote By Connie Cass Associated Press
WASHINGTON — A House vote finding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress today would create election-year fireworks but maybe not much Holder lasting sizzle. Federal judges who’ve been called into similar disputes often sound like frazzled moms, in essence telling Congress and the president, “I don’t care who started it, you two end it.” Time appears to be limited for the House to pursue a criminal contempt case against Holder or a civil case to compel President Barack Obama’s administration to turn over subpoenaed documents. A contempt citation against Holder presumably would expire when the current Congress ends in January. If the courts do end up deciding the case, however, they could shed some light on a foggy patch of consti-
tutional law: What happens when Congress demands that a president turn over documents he says should be kept secret? Particularly, once the president invokes executive privilege to deny Congress documents it has subpoenaed. Beginning with George Washington, presidents have asserted authority to withhold executive branch records from Congress. The bickering over the proper reach and limits on this authority has never stopped. This time the argument is whether Obama is within his rights to order Holder to withhold some Justice Department documents subpoenaed by a House committee. The lawmakers are investigating a flawed antismuggling investigation in Arizona known as Operation Fast and Furious that tried to track guns — suspected of being purchased illicitly in the U.S. — all the way to gun-smuggling kingpins, who long have eluded prosecution. Agents lost track of about 1,400 guns and some have turned up at crime scenes in Mexico and the U.S.
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County caution The Douglas County Commission is being appropriately cautious about approving fairgrounds renovations.
ouglas County commissioners are taking a businesslike approach to a request for more than $3 million in renovations at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Although commissioners said at last week’s meeting that they were enthusiastic about the proposal, they warned that it would be difficult to find funding for the project in the coming year’s budget. That’s a realistic appraisal. The proposal for the fairgrounds included razing two buildings and replacing them with an open pavilion, park area and a new meeting hall. The total cost of the project was estimated at $3.3 million to $3.6 million. Commissioner Nancy Thellman said those who spoke in favor of the project “were very persuasive,” and Commissioner Jim Flory correctly described the improvements as “an investment in the community.” However, after Commissioner Mike Gaughan raised questions about ongoing costs to operate and maintain the proposed new facilities, commissioners decided they needed more information to determine whether this was an investment the county could afford to make at this time. The Douglas County Fairgrounds is an active property all year round and provides venues for many local and regional events — auto swap meets, horse shows, cat shows, antique sales and more — that bring people and dollars to Lawrence. It is an important community asset that warrants the county’s enthusiastic support and financial investment. However, as all local units of government should be doing now, the county needs to look at its overall needs and consider what could be a drastic shift in state tax revenues. If the state’s new income tax structure fails to deliver the kind of revenue its supporters predict, funding for many government functions may have to come from other sources. The scheduled reduction in the state sales tax a year from now may not happen; local property taxes may have to pick up a bigger portion of funding for schools and other local government responsibilities. Fairground improvements are a good investment, but this may not be the year to take them on. It only makes sense for the city, county and school board to take a measured approach to any new commitments of tax money, at least for the coming year.
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Helping Romney with NAACP speech Dear Mitt Romney: I was pleased to hear that you have accepted an invitation to speak in July before the 103rd convention of the NAACP in Houston. In anticipation of that event, I have taken the liberty of writing a speech for you. It’s only a beginning, space limitations being what they are, but it should get you off to a solid start and you can take it from there. So, here it is: “Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for inviting me to speak before the nation’s oldest and most storied civil rights organization. I propose not to waste this moment by filling it with the usual vague promises and platitudes. Instead, I want to try something politicians almost never try. It’s called straight talk. “I am not unmindful that, because of my party affiliation, many of you view my presence here with a certain amount of skepticism. Nor am I unaware that the Republican Party has often seemed to go out of its way to earn that skepticism. The examples abound. “There was, for instance, the time in 1996 when Sen. Bob Dole refused an invitation to speak before you, saying
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your then-leader was trying to set him up. In 1994, when Jeb Bush was running for governor of Florida, someone asked what he would do for black voters if elected. ‘Probably nothing,’ he said. “Nor do we have to go back to the ‘90s to find justification for your skepticism. In this very day, we see members of my party seeking to gut the Voting Rights Act and questioning the legality of the Civil Rights Act. We have seen them accused and even convicted of voter suppression. And yes, we have seen my party provide a haven for those whose animus against the president is motivated not by honest political differences, but by simple, malignant bigotry. “So yes, I am aware that my party has done much to earn your skepticism. It is my hope that today we can
begin the process of earning your trust. To that end, I propose a complete reset of the relationship between African-American voters and the Republican Party. Today, I serve notice that we intend to do something we have not done for more than 50 years: compete for your votes. “For far too long, the Democratic Party has been allowed to depend on your support while offering you little in return. For far too long, it has gotten away with taking you for granted, commanded your loyalty based on ghostly memories of things the Kennedy brothers and Lyndon Johnson did on your behalf in the 1960s. But the last of those men died 39 years ago and it is time African-American voters asked the Democrats a simple question: What have you done for me lately? “It is not as if the Civil Rights Movement ended all your problems. To the contrary, African-Americans continue to be discriminated against in banking, housing and employment. You still have unequal access to quality education and health care. “And the justice system still betrays you. Under the
failed ‘War on Drugs,’ young men from your communities are incarcerated at rates that are a national scandal. In some states, they constitute up to 90 percent of those imprisoned for drug crimes, though they commit less than 15 percent of those crimes. “Yet, even with an AfricanAmerican man as its leader, the Democratic Party has failed to raise this unfinished business of the civil rights movement to the level of a national concern. That will change under the Romney administration. Under the Romney administration, we will have no higher priority than to ensure that ‘liberty and justice for all’ means exactly that. “We will use solid, conservative principles to achieve this goal, to attack the inequities that still hobble African-American people. But I promised you more than vague promises and platitudes and I meant it. Let’s get specific, then. “If I am elected, here is what I will do: — Leonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald. He chats with readers from noon to 1 p.m. CDT each Wednesday on www.MiamiHerald.com.
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Rosie Hurwitz was retiring officially this week from her post as YEARS director of the AGO Audio-Reader netIN 1987 work, a position she had held since 1974. When she joined AudioReader, the organization, which had been founded three years earlier, had two employees, five volunteers, a budget of $37,500, and an estimated 500 listeners in a 50-mile radius. The network had come a long way since then, with a budget of $200,000 and a staff of eight employees and 155 volunteers. In 1987 the network was able to reach more than 10,000 listeners in every part of the state.
West can’t trust Egypt leaders Throughout America’s history, there have been people who denied threats from our enemies. During the Revolutionary War, significant numbers sided with the British monarchy. Enablers in politics, the media and even religion helped Communism remain in power for seven decades in the Soviet Union. German Nazis had their U.S. apologists. The presidential election in Egypt, won by the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi in a race where threequarters of Egyptians voted for someone else, challenges contemporary deniers and enablers who refuse to acknowledge the threat advancing Islamism poses to Israel and the West. Enough Egyptians voted for Morsi to allow Islamists to achieve greater political power than at any time since the Brotherhood’s 1928 founding. Morsi mouths the words the West wants to hear (he was educated in America). He speaks of being president of “all Egyptians,” promising to honor all international agreements made by the Hosni Mubarek regime. A cleric, Safwat Higazi, introduced Morsi at a May 1 campaign rally and stated the Brotherhood’s objective: “Our capital shall be Jerusalem, Allah willing.” That seems to signal the real direction in which Morsi could take his country. It is certainly in line with Muslim Brotherhood thinking. After more than three years of pandering and apologizing to the Islamic world, the Obama administration has produced a tree bearing rotten fruit. The White House congratulated Morsi on his victory. What else could it do? It won’t admit error or acknowledge that the “Arab Spring” is starting to
If we believe what has happened in Egypt and the upheavals in the rest of the Mideast will lead to democracy, human rights, equal rights for women and religious minorities, freedom of speech and press, then we are fools.”
resemble a Siberian winter. Iran continues its nuclear weapons program and threatens to wipe the “Zionist entity” off the map. Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Israel and urges Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to attack Iran, to which Russia has been providing nuclear technology. Should Egypt again become hostile to the Jewish state, Israel may be in greater peril than at any time in its modern history. Sixteen months ago, the Brotherhood declared disinterest in the Egyptian presidency, vowing not to run a candidate. Add that to the long list of lies and empty promises that numerous Arab and Islamic leaders have peddled to the West. Columnist Max Boot seemingly buys into the fantasies of the apologists, enablers and deniers. In a Commentary magazine article titled “Let the Brotherhood Rule in Egypt,”
Boot writes, “As long as a Brotherhood government must face voters in the future, popular sentiment will act as a check on its illiberal tendencies.” Many dictators have been elected once. “Regardless,” Boot added, “it is a tragedy that the will of the Egyptian people, who plainly long for Western-style democracy and not an Iranian-style theocracy or a sclerotic police state, is being thwarted.” Really? The Egyptian parliamentary election confirmed polling that indicates 60 percent of Egyptians favor complete adoption of Shariah law. Shariah law does not require that future elections be held. Those polls also show an overwhelming majority of Egyptians want a religious government, stoning as a form of punishment, and limits on women and Christians in office. The New York Times’ David Kirkpatrick is not fooled by false promises. In an April 23 story, Kirkpatrick wrote, “(Morsi) has argued for barring women and non-Muslims from Egypt’s presidency on the basis of (Shariah) law. He has called for a council of Muslim scholars to advise Parliament. He has a track record of inflammatory statements about Israel, calling its citizens ‘killers and vampires.’” The Muslim Brotherhood knows how Westerners think. They are playing us for fools. If we believe what has happened in Egypt and the upheavals in the rest of the Mideast will lead to democracy, human rights, equal rights for women and religious minorities, freedom of speech and press, then we are fools. These fanatics do not intend to stop with Israel. Their ultimate target is America, by elections and/or other means. — Cal Thomas is a columnist for Tribune Media Services.
In the second day of testimony in the Douglas County District YEARS Court today, a AGO motion to dismiss IN 1972 the injunction to close the Gaslight Tavern, 1241 Oread, was overruled by Judge Floyd Coffman. The state had been seeking to close the bar on the edge of the Kansas University campus as a “common nuisance.” Attorney George Melvin asked that the injunction be dismissed because the state had not presented evidence that “any unlawful act was carried on or allowed to be carried on” at the tavern.
From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 28, 1912: YEARS “Two MassachuAGO setts street buildIN 1912 ings have been examined and found to be unsafe and are in danger of being condemned by the city council. Fire Chief Reinisen has investigated these suspicious walls and reported to the fire committee of the council that they are unsafe. If this committee finds sufficient grounds the buildings may be condemned by the council at the regular meeting on next Monday night. These buildings are the Learnard building at 710 Massachusetts street occupied by the Moak Billiard Hall and the Fairfax Hotel; and the Foster building at 708 Massachusetts street.... Unsound and shaking walls were found at both of these buildings and it is stated that they are both unsafe and in a dangerous condition. The front wall of the Learnard building is the worst there while the other walls are also said to be in bad condition. At the other building it is the other wall that is in poor condition. Both of these walls are made of old native brick and time has worn them away. ... The Patee theatre building is not one of those that has been found unsafe. The building occupied by the show adjoins one of those that has been reported as in poor condition, but is separated from it by a solid stone wall that has been found in good condition.” — Compiled by Sarah St. John
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Kansas City Marshall Manhattan 105/76 104/72 Goodland Salina 106/75 Oakley Kansas City Topeka 102/68 108/75 110/71 106/73 Lawrence 103/75 Sedalia 106/71 Emporia Great Bend 102/74 104/72 110/74 Nevada Dodge City Chanute 102/70 112/72 Hutchinson 104/69 Garden City 103/76 110/72 Springfield Wichita Pratt Liberal Coffeyville Joplin 102/71 106/75 110/74 106/72 102/73 102/71 Hays Russell 110/72 112/73
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Temperature High/low 103Â°/73Â° Normal high/low today 86Â°/67Â° Record high today 107Â° in 1980 Record low today 56Â° in 2006
Precipitation in inches 24 hours through 8 p.m. yest. 0.00 Month to date 1.56 Normal month to date 5.37 Year to date 13.22 Normal year to date 19.89
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-10s -0s 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s National Summary: Excessive heat will stretch from the central and southern Plains to the Midwest and Southeast today. Spotty storms will dot the Upper Midwest and South Florida. Showers will approach the West Coast. Today Fri. Today Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Memphis 100 73 s 100 Albuquerque 96 72 pc 98 72 t 88 79 t 92 Anchorage 60 50 c 64 54 pc Miami Milwaukee 96 68 t 84 Atlanta 96 72 s 100 75 s Minneapolis 90 65 pc 92 Austin 100 70 s 102 72 s Nashville 100 73 s 101 Baltimore 93 71 s 98 75 t New Orleans 93 75 pc 92 Birmingham 96 68 s 100 72 s New York 90 72 s 94 Boise 92 60 s 87 60 s Omaha 98 76 pc 97 Boston 82 66 pc 89 69 t 88 72 pc 94 Buffalo 84 68 pc 86 66 pc Orlando Philadelphia 91 74 s 94 Cheyenne 90 60 t 92 61 t Phoenix 110 89 s 112 Chicago 101 76 t 91 72 t Pittsburgh 90 72 s 90 Cincinnati 98 73 s 97 73 t Portland, ME 76 60 t 80 Cleveland 92 74 s 91 68 t Portland, OR 75 58 pc 79 Dallas 104 77 s 103 78 s Reno 88 56 s 89 Denver 98 66 t 99 65 t Richmond 96 73 s 100 Des Moines 98 76 t 94 73 t 88 54 s 87 Detroit 94 74 t 92 67 pc Sacramento St. Louis 106 76 s 105 El Paso 102 77 pc 103 76 s Fairbanks 64 51 c 68 53 sh Salt Lake City 94 68 s 93 75 63 pc 75 Honolulu 85 72 pc 87 73 pc San Diego Houston 100 76 s 97 76 pc San Francisco 69 54 pc 66 Seattle 71 56 pc 73 Indianapolis 100 74 s 96 73 t Spokane 81 56 s 76 Kansas City 103 75 s 100 75 s Tucson 104 80 s 106 Las Vegas 105 82 s 105 83 s Tulsa 104 75 s 104 Little Rock 100 72 s 102 74 s Wash., DC 94 76 s 98 Los Angeles 83 60 s 83 61 s National extremes yesterday for the 48 contiguous states High: Hill City, KS 115Â° Low: Stanley, ID 21Â°
WEATHER HISTORY The battle of Monmouth, N.J., was fought on June 28, 1778. Reports showed more casualties caused by heat than bullets.
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100 times each second. This is equivalent to 4 billion kilowatts.
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Red Dogâ€™s Dog Days workout, 6 a.m., Memorial Stadium at KU. Bike & Build Welcome Potluck, 7 a.m.,Cosmic Beauty School, 1145 Pa. Champagne and Wines in the White House, 2-3 p.m., Brandon Woods at Alvamar, 1501 Inverness Drive. Thursday Farmersâ€™ Market, 4-6 p.m., 1121 Wakarusa Drive. Cottinâ€™s Hardware Farmersâ€™ Market, 4-6:30 p.m., behind store at 1832 Mass. The Open Tap, discussion of a selected religion topic, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Henryâ€™s, 11 E. Eighth St. Percolator Pass-theHat series with Destroy Nate Allen, Some Kid, Machete Party, 5 p.m. potluck, 7 p.m. music, in the alley behind the Lawrence Arts Center. Red Dogâ€™s Dog Days workout, 6 p.m., field near Robinson Gymnasium at Kansas University. Junkyard Jazz Band, 7 p.m., American Legion, 3408 W. Sixth St. Lawrence Arts & Crafts group, 7-9 p.m., Merc cafe, 901 Iowa. Free English as a Second Language class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Affordable community Spanish class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Poker Night, 8 p.m., Applebeeâ€™s, 2520 Iowa. Floyd the Barber, 8:30 p.m., Pachamamaâ€™s, 800 N.H. Team trivia, 9 p.m., Johnnyâ€™s West, 721 Wakarusa Drive. Ladies Night Free Bowling, 9:30 p.m., Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa.
TODAYâ€™S BEST BETS Brown Bag Concert: Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band, noon, Ninth and Massachusetts streets. Public forum on transportation plan for Lawrence and Douglas County, 5-8 p.m., Eudora City Hall Council Chambers Room, 4 E. Seventh St. â€œThe Day Afterâ€? 30th Anniversary Reunion, 6-8 p.m., Watkins Community Museum, 1047 Mass. Big Tent: Stories and Poems in Three Acts, 7 p.m., The Raven, 8 E. Seventh.
artists will show and sell paintings, photographs, sculptures, mixed media art and more. Lucky Paws Bakery & Unique Barktique, 729 1/2 Mass., Suite 202 (above Francis Sporting Goods). Tellerâ€™s Restaurant Upstairs, 746 Mass: Emily Hunt: â€œReciprocity.â€? Pachamamas, 800 N.H. â€œThrough Line,â€? works by Jeremy Rockwell. Atomic Photography, 313 E. Eighth St. Studio B. Smiling Mad Designs & Inkello Letterpress, 801 1/2 Mass. Suite 3. The Invisible Hand Gallery, 801 1/2 Mass.: Friends of the Hand. Wonder Fair, 803 Mass.: â€œThe Inner-Workings of a Man Who Drinks Way Too Much Mountain Dew.â€? Global Cafe, 820 Mass. Foxtrot, 823 Mass.: margiehogue for awava launch party. Love Garden Sounds, 822 Mass. Downtown Upstairs, 824 1/2 Mass. Phoenix Gallery, 825 Perry Lecompton Mass.: Demonstrating artFarmers Market, 4-6:30 ist: Felicia Roth, music by p.m., U.S. Highway 24 Wes Samms. and Ferguson Road. Lost Art Space, 825 Percolator Pass-theMass. (in the basement Hat series with Witch & below the Phoenix GalHare, Sneaky Creeps and lery): The space will presTBA, 5 p.m. potluck, 7 ent its first show, STARE. p.m. music, in the alley The Seed Co., 826 Pa.: behind the Lawrence Arts The Fresh Produce Art Center. Collective presents the Summer Fun Hunt After Ours Open Studio, Kick-Off, a scavenger hunt doors open at 9:30 p.m. for kids, 5-9 p.m., Lawrence The Bourgeois Pig, Arts Center, 940 N.H. 6 E. Ninth St.: Molly Indian Taco Sale and Murphy: Remarkably UnFundraiser, 6 p.m., Four memorable Winds Native Center, 15th Zâ€™s Divine Downtown and Haskell Espresso, 10 E. Ninth St. Summer Dance TheDoâ€™s Deluxe, 416 E. atre presents â€œThe Lion, Ninth St.: Watercolors by the Witch and the WardJennifer Joie Webster and robe,â€? 7 p.m., Lawrence Marty Olson, â€œMandalas & "SUT$FOUFS /)Ă¸ Mirages,â€? plus local author Tour of Lawrence bicyPaula Schumacher with a cling event, 7-11 p.m., signing/release of her new downtown Lawrence. book, â€œThe Beginnerâ€™s Open mic poetry night Guide to Office Boxing,â€? at The Mirth CafĂŠ, 7-9 6-8 p.m. p.m., 745 N.H. BDC Tattoo, 938 Mass. Pat Nichols, 8 p.m., DyLawrence Percolator, namite Saloon, 721 Mass. in the alley behind LawFurst Light, 8 p.m., rence Arts Center, look Cutterâ€™s, 218 E. 20th St., for the green awnings. Eudora. Kansas Sampler, 921 Mass. Final Friday The Granada, 1020 All events from 5-9 p.m. Mass. unless otherwise noted Aimeeâ€™s Cafeâ€™ & Coffee Lawrence Arts Center, Shop, 1025 Mass. 940 N.H.: â€œBody of Work: Watkins Community Studies and InterpretaMuseum, 1047 Mass. tions of the Live Modelâ€?; 1109 Gallery, 1109 Willy Chyr, a site-specific Mass.: â€œAmber Waves,â€? aerial piece in the main running June 26-July 22; lobby; opening for Allen featured artist Jane Fortun. Chen exhibit of sculptural ceramic work. Star Struck Clothing, Saturday Farmersâ€™ Mar16 E. Eighth St.: Works ket, 7-11 a.m., 824 N.H. by Thomas Cray Red Dogâ€™s Dog Days 8 Flavors, 2210 Iowa workout, 7 a.m., Lied (behind Hastings): Center, entrance from Bob collaboration with Emily Billings and Crestline. Hughes of Dancehues Red Dogâ€™s Dog Days studio, an in-house perforworkout, 7:45 a.m., Lied mance art recital Center, entrance from Bob Van Go! Mobile Arts, showing at The Lawrence Billings and Crestline. Kansas State Horse Art Party in Hobbs Taylor Show Circuit Youth Lofts. Horse Show, 9 a.m., Blue Dot Salon, 15 E. Douglas County FairSeventh St. grounds, 2110 Harper St. The Eldridge Hotel, Book-signing: Tom 701 Mass: Mach, author of â€œAngels Lawrence Public at Sunset,â€? 11 a.m.-2 Library, 707 Vt.: â€œFour p.m., Hy-Vee, 3504 Clinton for the Show, Artwork by Parkway. Laurie Culling, Barbara Cheese Making DemReid, Tami Clark, Liza onstration, 2 p.m. Iwig MacKinnon.â€? Dairy Store, 1901 Mass. Signs Of Life, 722 Tour of Lawrence bicyMass. cling event, 8:30 a.m.The Lawrence Art 5:30 p.m., KU campus. Party, 718 N.H.: PerforThe Day After 30th Anmance by an all-female band, Holmes Street. More niversary Film Screenthan 20 local and regional ing, 1-3 p.m., Spencer
BETSY SMOOT, 14, LEFT, AND SARAH SMOOT, 16, both of Lawrence, enjoyed their time at the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Ga., in April. Brad Smoot submitted the photo.
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Museum of Art, 1301 Miss. Drawing session, part of â€œBody of Work: Studies and Interpretations of the Live Model,â€? 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Tony Reyes and Friends, 8 p.m., Cutterâ€™s, 218 E. 20th St., Eudora.
Watkins Community Museum of History exhibits: â€œMore Than a Game: Basketball and Community Spirit,â€? photos and artifacts in the exhibition illustrate James Naismithâ€™s and Forrest â€œPhogâ€? Allenâ€™s roles in shaping the game we know today and its influence in the community; â€œKnowledge Grows: Student Experiences in the Smart Choices Garden,â€? through end of June; â€œGet Connected: Sustainable Energy in Douglas County,â€? through the end of this year, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, until 8 p.m. Thursday, 1047 Mass. Freedomâ€™s Frontier exhibit, WednesdaySaturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 1-4 p.m., Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth St. Lawrence Arts Center Exhibit: â€œBody of Work: Studies and Interpretations of the Live Model,â€? 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, through June 30, 940 N.H. Lumberyard Arts Center exhibit: Kathy Bourgeois, â€˜The Drama of Natureâ€™ in oils and watercolors, 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, through July 14, 718 High St., Baldwin City. Dole Institute of Politics exhibit: works by political cartoonist Herblock, through Aug. 21, Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday, noon-5 p.m., 2350 Petefish Drive. Spencer Museum of Art exhibits: Elegance Under Foot, through July 8; â€œ39 Trails: Research in the Peruvian Amazon,â€? through July 22; â€œCryptograph: An Exhibition for Alan Turing,â€? through July 22; â€œPrepared: Strategies for Activists,â€? through July 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 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 June: Toddler storytime, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; Library storytime, 3:30 p.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Thursdays and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; Books & Babies, 9:30 a.m., 10:10 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. Wednesdays. Lawrence Public Library childrenâ€™s programs for June: Kidsapalooza, ages 5-6, 1:302:30 p.m. Mondays; Every Child Ready to Read Playtime, ages 18 months to 5 years, 10-11 a.m. Mondays; The Phoenix Force, ages 7-11, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Thursday programs: Emperor Penguinâ€™s New Clothes, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. June 28; Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament, 1:30-3 p.m. June 30. Lawrence Public Library bookmobile schedule (open to the public): 9-10 a.m. Monday, Prairie Commons, 5121 Congressional Circle; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, Presbyterian Manor, 1429 Kasold Drive; 1-2 p.m. Monday, Vermont Towers, 1011 Vt.; 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Brandon Woods, 1501 Inverness Drive; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Drury Place, 1510 St. Andrews Drive; 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Babcock Place, 1700 Mass.; 9-10 a.m. Friday, Clinton Place, 2125 Clinton Parkway; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Wyndham Place, 2551 Crossgate Drive; 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, Peterson Acres, 2930 Peterson Road.
HIGH SCHOOLS: Journal-World All-Area baseball team. 3B FEDERER ON FIRE Roger Federer rolled to a straight-sets victory over Fabio Fognini on Wednesday at Wimbledon. Story on page 2B
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Weis knew his stuff all too well with Irish The three captains — quarterback Dayne Crist, left tackle Tanner Hawkinson and pass-rusher Toben Opurum — also happen to rank among the most talented guys on the Kansas University football team, but it doesn’t always work that way. “One of my college roommates was a kid named Terry Eurick, and he was a back-up running back our senior year — and a captain,” KU coach Charlie Weis remembered. I distinctly remembered Eurick gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated, so I decided to fact-check Weis by phoning Eurick at his home in Michigan. “I backed up Jerome Havens and Vagas Ferguson,” Eurick confirmed. The two superstars each ran for 100 yards in Notre Dame’s national-title-clinching 1978 Cotton Bowl, a 38-10 triumph against Texas in a game Eurick carried the ball four times and scored two touchdowns. Eurick played for a Michigan high school, Saginaw Arthur Hill, that outscored its opponents, 433-0, his senior year. The unlikelihood of him making the cover of SI doesn’t compare to the shock value of what it took for Joe Montana, one of the top few NFL quarterbacks of all-time, to start at ND. “To give you an honest story because he was one of my boys since freshman year of college, did you know our senior year he was the third-string quarterback? Rusty Lisch was first, Gary Forystek was second, Joe Montana was third,” Weis said. “That’s true. Our fourth year together, he was thirdstring quarterback to start off the year.” In the third game, against Purdue, the speedy Lisch threw multiple interceptions and was pulled in favor of the strong-armed Forystek, who moved the team down the field and suffered a broken collarbone and other injuries. Lisch, Weis remembered, came back in, and threw another pick. That’s when Montana took the job and never gave it back. So how is it that Weis knew the football players well enough to call Montana “one of my boys”? “Sure, Charlie knew Joe,” Eurick said. “Charlie virtually knew all the guys, at least all the ones who lived in my hall. He played on the softball team senior year that won the championship. He was always playing basketball. He was always around the guys. He would go up to people and just talk to them. Charlie was never shy.” Never shy to express an opinion, either. “Oh, I was bad-mouthing the coaches left and right (for not playing Montana),” Weis said. “I was sitting there saying, ‘What are they thinking?’ Yeah, I was one of those cynics. Pretty good at it, too. So when they’re hammering me, that’s old news.” But don’t bother telling Weis that Corpus Christi pastor Father Mick Mulvany, an ND fan, wears some of his old gear, left behind in a box at the ND football offices and sent to him by an assistant coach. Weis doesn’t want to hear it. Notre Dame fired him, remember?
Next stop: NBA
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FORMER KANSAS UNIVERSITY FORWARD THOMAS ROBINSON laughs with one of the participants in the NBA Cares NBA Fit Clinic on Wednesday at the Dunlevy Milbank Boys and Girls Club in New York. Robinson was one of 12 draft prospects who worked out with 100 youths from nearby Harlem.
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THOMAS ROBINSON, TOP, HUGS Tyshawn Taylor during Kansas’ game against South Florida on Dec. 3, 2011, in Allen Fieldhouse.
NEW YORK — Tuesday night, a little less than two days before the suits and smiles of the NBA Draft take the place of the more familiar high tops and highfives, former Kansas University standouts Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor met up for one more game of basketball. This one, unlike the previous 113 they played together as teammates at Kansas, was a one-on-one battle on the blacktop of New Jersey, and it came a stone’s throw from the neighborhood in which Taylor first began to dream his NBA dream. “It was cool,” said Robinson, who is expected to be selected in the top five of tonight’s NBA Draft in Newark, N.J. “We always talked when we were in school that he would come to my neighborhood and I’d come to his. We grew up in simi-
lar areas, so I felt comfortable. It wasn’t anything I’m not used to.” Except that it was. After catching up, checking out the court and admitting their nerves, something unusual occurred. “We were just on the court messing around and then I took my hat off and he took his hat off,” said Robinson, setting the scene. “Then we started shooting some more, and then I took my phone out, he took his phone out. Then I took my chain off, he took his chain off. And the next thing I knew we were out there playing against each other, sweating.” On paper, the game was a mismatch both ways. Robinson’s 6-foot-9, 245-pound frame and 7-foot-3-inch wingspan no doubt posed a problem for the 6-3, 185-pound Taylor, whose lightningquick first step and superior handles Please see ROBINSON, page 3B
Butler’s blast boosts Royals past Rays, 5-4 KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP) — On the hottest day this year in Kansas City, dehydration was starting to become a concern. Players were exhausted. Royals manager Ned Yost was starting to feel sorry for Tony Randazzo behind the plate, and he wasn’t even the umpire whose face had been bloodied in the game.
Billy Butler’s tiebreaking home run in the eighth was an especially welcome sight, leading the Royals to a 5-4 victory and three-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays. “It was really, really hot out there,” said Butler, who greeted reliever Burke Badenhop with his 15th home run. “It was over
100 degrees. Guys were starting to get dehydrated. It was not a good day to go extra innings.” Yost said trainers had IVs waiting in the locker room. “We were going to start losing guys,” Yost said. “We had some guys who were starting to cramp. Eric Hosmer’s elbow was starting to get a little stiff. The
umpire was about ready to fall out behind home plate. The heat out there was pretty oppressive. When Billy hit that ball, I was just hoping it was high enough.” Aaron Crow (1-1), the fifth Royals pitcher, was the winner after getting two outs in the Please see ROYALS, page 10B
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Federer cruises at Wimbledon WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND â€” Roger Federer gave Prince Charles a bow, then gave Fabio Fognini a royal thumping. With the Prince of Wales visiting Wimbledon for the first time since 1970, Federer was at his best Wednesday and beat Fognini, 6-1, 6-3, 6-2. Federer, a six-time winner at the All England Club, won 37 of 41 points on his first serve and 21 of 23 points at the net against Fognini, an Italian ranked 68th. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall sat in the first row of the Royal Box as Federer walked onto Centre Court for the dayâ€™s first match. He and Fognini stood side by side as they bowed awkwardly toward the royals, and Charles responded with a wave and grin. â€œThey do brief you beforehand,â€? Federer said. â€œI guess you donâ€™t do anything stupid. You behave. Obviously we were asked to bow, which is obviously no problem to do. Weâ€™re thrilled for the tennis family that they came to watch Wimbledon today.â€? Shortly after Federerâ€™s victory, rain interrupted play, and the retractable roof on Centre Court was closed for the first time in the tournament. Defending champion Novak Djokovic won under the lights, beating American Ryan Harrison, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4, in the final match of the day, which finished at 9:52 p.m. â€œWe went the distance,â€? Djokovic said. â€œIâ€™m honored to be in a position to play on the most recognized Centre Court worldwide in our sport. Every time I step on Centre Court, you can feel the different energy from any other tournament.â€? Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki lost under the roof to Tamira Paszek, who saved two match points in the second set and won, 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-4. Other Grand Slam champions advancing included Kim Clijsters and Andy Roddick, while 2011 U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur and 2011 French Open champion Li Na lost. More than a dozen matches on outside courts were postponed until today.
Bucks acquire center Dalembert MILWAUKEE â€” The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired veteran center Samuel Dalembert from the Houston Rockets in a trade the day before the NBA draft. The Bucks said Wednesday they got Dalembert, the 14th overall pick in Thursdayâ€™s draft, a future second round pick and cash considerations from Houston in exchange for forwards Jon Brockman and Jon Leuer, guard Shaun Livingston and the 12th pick. Dalembert has career averages of eight points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.9 blocked shots per game. Center is a need for the Bucks, who traded away Andrew Bogut last season.
Yanks put Sabathia on 15-day DL NEW YORK â€” The Yankees have placed ace CC Sabathia on the 15-day disabled list because he has a strained groin. General manager Brian Cashman said the left-hander felt a twinge on Sunday night in the fourth inning of a game against the New York Mets. However, he didnâ€™t tell anyone about it until after he could still feel discomfort following his bullpen session on Tuesday. Manager Joe Girardi says the Yankees expect to have Sabathia, who is 9-3 with a 3.45 ERA, back shortly after the All-Star break.
CLARIFICATION A member of the Lawrence Journal-Worldâ€™s All-Area track team (story in Mondayâ€™s sports section), Baldwin Highâ€™s Dayton Valentine had the second-best marks in the entire state â€” not just Class 4A â€” for shot put (58 feet, 2 inches) and discus (175-0) this season.
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OUR TOWN SPORTS Horseshoes anyone?: Anyone interested in pitching horseshoes is welcome at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Broken Arrow. Contact Wynne at 843-8450. O
Aquahawks openings: The Lawrence Aquahawks swimming team is always accepting new members. The Aquahawks are a year-round USA Swimming-sponsored competitive swim team. The Aquahawks offer a swim lesson program and competitive swim team for all ages. The Aquahawks are coached by professional coaches with weekly practices geared toward a variety of skill levels. For information contact Justin at 785-393-2468 or firstname.lastname@example.org. O
Cycling team: Join Team GP VeloTek (www.gpvelotek.com) to improve your road cycling. Open to youth and adults from beginners to advance cyclists. We even have free loaner bikes for kids, too. Contact coach Jim Whittaker at 913.269.VELO or email@example.com. O
FUNdamental Softball: Learn the proper mechanics and techniques to playing softball. Emphasis placed on fundamental instruction teaching the aspects of pitching, catching, fielding, base-running and hitting. Coach and team consulting available, too. Sessions held at Big Springs Sports Facility. For information contact LuAnn Metsker at 785331-9438 or dmgshowpig@aol. com.
LET US KNOW Do you have a camp or a tournament or a sign-up session on tap? How about someone who turned in a noteworthy performance? Weâ€™d like you to tell us about it. Mail it to Our Town Sports, Journal-World, Box 888, Lawrence 66044, fax it to 785 843-4512, e-mail to sportsdesk@ ljworld.com or call 832-7147. O
Lawrence Bicycle Club: Beginnerâ€™s Ride takes place Mondays through Labor Day. 6:15 for Tech Tips, 6:45 ride begins. Meet at Cycle Works, 2121 Kasold. 10-15 miles@10-12 mph. Helmets, water bottle required. www.lbccycling.com O
City golf championships: The 36-hole city golf championships will be held July 7-8 at Alvamar Golf Course and Alvamar Country Club. Entry forms are available at Alvamar, Lawrence Country Club and Eagle Bend and should be sent to LAGA, P.O. Box 1111, Lawrence, Kansas 66044. Entry fee is $125, and checks should be made payable to Lawrence Amateur Golf Assn. Competition will take place in menâ€™s, womenâ€™s senior and super senior divisions. Anyone who is a resident or employed in Douglas County, a member at Alvamar, LCC, Jayhawk Golf Club of Eagle Bend menâ€™s league, or any past PAGA event champion, is eligible.
Lawrence swim team and lessons: Ad Astra Area Aquatics is a competitive year-round swim team that offers practices for ages 6-18 throughout the week. AAAA is always accepting new members. For information, visit adastraareaaquatics.org or call Patrick at 331-6940.
LHS fall sports meeting: The Lawrence High fall sports informational meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 5 in the LHS auditorium. Fall sports forms may be submitted at the meeting. Notaries will be available. The fall forms deadline is Aug 9.
Vipers looking: Lawrence Vipers 14CU is looking for dedicated players at catcher, pitcher and utility player for fall 2012. For information, contact Melvin at 785331-6735, Tim at 785-691-5065 or email: Lawrencevipers4u2nv@ yahoo.com
Table tennis club: The Lawrence Table Tennis club meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Monday evenings at the Lawrence Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Drive (just east of Ninth and Iowa). Beginners welcome. Call Jonathan Paretsky 832-8993 or Neil Brown 843-0527
LHS boys basketball camp: The Lawrence High boys basketball workout camp will be June 11-July 16 for grades 4 through 12. For information, please contact coach Mike Lewis at mlewis@ usd497.org or 785-840-5492.
Youth wrestling clinic: There will be a youth wrestling clinic from 6-7 p.m. July 17, 19, 24, 26 and 31 and Aug. 2, 7 and 9 in the South Gym (at Eighth and Chapel streets). Cost is $15 and includes a shirt. For information, contact Kit Harris at 785-221-8025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LHS conditioning: Conditioning for Lawrence High girls will be held every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8-9 a.m. July 2-19. Brochures can be found at the LHS website or by email@example.com
Recruiting combine: The eScout4u Football & Soccer Recruiting Combine will be July 21 at the Eudora District Stadium. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the testing to follow at 9. The combine is for eighth- and ninthgraders. For information, contact Coach Mays at coachmays@ escout4u.com or 785-312-1729. O
Flag football: NFL Youth Flag Football will be offered for grades K through 6 with games in Eudora, Baldwin City and Wellsville. Price per participant is $35. Deadline for registration is July 14 and play begins Sept. 6. Call Jimmy at 785-542-1725 for more information or sign up online at www.eudoraparksandrec.org. Also, blastball, a basic introduction to T-Ball for ages 3-5 that provide entry-level skills. Price per participant is $27. Sessions run in July or September on Monday evenings. Call Jimmy at 785-5421725 for more information or sign up online at www.eudoraparksandrec.org. O
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Free State fall softball camp: The 5 Tool Softball School (grades 4 through 8) is taking registration for the camp that will be offered at Free State High School this fall. Camp will be held on Sunday afternoons Aug. 26 through Sept. 30. For more information, contact FSHS softball coach Lee Ice at ice@sunflower. com O
Soccer club: Lawrence Soccer Club PUMA FC-West Premier U9 Girls team is looking for two female soccer players born before Aug. 1 2004. Team training is in Lawrence, and games will be played in Olathe. Contact coach Riny de Boer at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or call 550-3452.
Soccer camps and league: Free State will hold soccer camps and a 6v6 league this summer. Girls camp will be June 25-29. The summer league is open to all high school and college students and runs from June 12 to July 12. Sign up information can be found online at www.lfssoccer.org.
Softball, kickball: Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is taking team registration for fall adult softball and kickball. The registration deadline is Friday, July 13, but register by Thursday, July 5 and receive a discount. For information, call 832-7920 or log on to www.lprd.org.
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Lam hole-in-one: Greg Lam used a pitching wedge to ace the 118-yard No. 9 hole at Hemingway Tennis Golf Course in Masters, Colo., Wimbledon Saturday. Doug Gaumer, Dave Hamel and Tom Keegan were Golf witnesses.
Soccer camp: Puma FC-West soccer camp registration is now open for July at Cordley Elementary School. Register online at www.pumafc.org. Camp 1: July 9-13, 8-10 a.m. for 1st-5th grade, 9-10 a.m. for preschool-kindergartners. Camp 2: July 16-20, 8-10 a.m. for 1st-5th grade, 9-10 a.m. for preschool-kindergartners. Cost: preschool/kindergartners $50; 1st -5th grade: $60. For more information, contact coach Riny de Boer at 1-785-550-3452 or email@example.com
Hammer camp: Gary Hammer is conducting private and small-group basketball lessons during the summer. Hammer is P.E. teacher at Schwegler and varsity boys basketball coach at Veritas Christian School. Contact Gary at gjhammer@sunflower. com or 785-841-1800.
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Girls basketball camp: Lawrence High coach Nick Wood and Free State coach Bryan Duncan will host a summer basketball camp for girls entering grades 4-8. The camp will take place from 2-4 p.m., July 10-12 at Free State High. For information call Wood at 785-477-5015 or Duncan at 785-766-9840.
Henrickson tourney: The eighth annual Bonnie Henrickson Golf Tournament will be Aug. 25 at Alvamar Country Club. Registration for the event is available for singles, pairs and foursomes. All proceeds from the tournament will go to Kansas University womO enâ€™s basketball and the Lawrence Junior volleyball camp: Memorial Hospital Breast Center. Lawrence Juniors Volleyball The event includes a four-person Camp will be July 30-31 at Free scramble at 1 p.m., followed by a State for ages 10-16. Any child dinner and live and silent aucinterested in club volleyball or tions at 6 p.m. Prizes will also be just wanting to sharpen skills for awarded for best four-women school tryouts is welcome. Regteam, best four-man team, best istration forms are available at: four-person mixed team, longest http://www.lawrencejuniorsvbc. drive, closest to the pin and holecom/ul/documents/0004/0999/ in-one. The KU womenâ€™s basketCamp_Flyer.pdf. For information, ball team and staff will be there e-mail Kathy Allen at lawrencethroughout the day. To register or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, visit www. BonnieGolf2012.com. O O