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City to use blue lights to catch red-light runners By Ian Cummings email@example.com
Red means stop, green means go, blue means â€” wait, what? Drivers on 23rd Street after Wednesday morning might be surprised to see blue traffic lights when they cross Loui-
siana and Iowa streets. The blue lights donâ€™t signal some new traffic rule; theyâ€™re meant to help enforce an old standard: stopping at the red light. City workers and research-
ers from the Kansas University School of Engineering are partnering to install eight blue lights Wednesday at the intersections of 23rd and Louisiana and 23rd and Iowa streets as part of an experimental traffic safety effort. Drivers donâ€™t need to do anything different when they
see the blue lights perched at the four points of each intersection, said Steven Schrock, one of the leaders of the research group and an assistant professor at KUâ€™s Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering.
Parking meters stolen Lawrence police are seeking the publicâ€™s help in finding a thief who has been cutting down and stealing parking meters in downtown Lawrence. Page 4A
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Commission delays signing of Rock Chalk Park contract By Chad Lawhorn firstname.lastname@example.org
with a lowered net. Typically the game is played as a doubles set. Although the sport isnâ€™t as known as tennis or badminton, Douglas Countyâ€™s pickleball programs are gaining popularity through
A little last-minute math is in order before Lawrence city commissioners sign a key development agreement for the Rock Chalk Park recreation center and sports park. Commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting deferred action on the agreement that will formalize the public-private partnership among the city, a Kansas University Endowment entity and a private company led by Lawrence developer Thomas Fritzel. Instead, commissioners said they wanted staff members to add new language to the agreement that will help the city track how much contractors are spending on infrastructure at the site. â€œI have been for this project the whole time, but we owe it to the public to get this (agreement) right,â€? said City Commissioner Jeremy Farmer, who argued that approval of the agreement Farmer should be delayed at least a week. â€œThis is the one we canâ€™t screw up.â€? Commissioners expect to bring the agreement up for approval at next weekâ€™s meeting.
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PLAYERS JANET DUNN, from left, Ray Lisher, Nancy Hodges and Charles Hart play pickleball recently at Lyons Park in North Lawrence. The game has been growing in popularity, especially among older residents.
Pickleball proves a hit with seniors By Meagan Thomas email@example.com
Ginny Honomichl played basketball for Kansas State University, then coached tennis for 38 years. So when a friend suggested that she try pickleball, she jumped at the chance to compete
in something new, even though she didnâ€™t quite know what it was. â€œI went up (to Lawrence) with nothing other than wanting to know how to play the game,â€? said Honomichl, of Baldwin City. â€œSomeone loaned me a paddle, and I was hooked.â€?
In Lawrence and across the nation, seniors are picking up a paddle to play pickleball. Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton and table tennis. Itâ€™s played with a hard paddle, a plastic ball similar to a Wiffle ball and on a badminton court
Officials say immigration bill would help KU recruit internationally The bill would give international graduate students in STEM fields â€” science, technology, engineering and math â€” a direct, quick path The sweeping immigration bill approved by to permanent U.S. residency via a green card the U.S. Senate last week after graduation. By Matt Erickson
might face difficulty in the House of Representatives, but among ing greeted with cheers. officials in Kansas UniThatâ€™s because, alongversityâ€™s International side a route to citizenship Programs office, itâ€™s be- for 11 million unauthorized
And some of the billâ€™s provisions would help KU and other American universities keep a global focus, he said. The bill would give international graduate students in STEM fields â€” science, technology, engineering and math â€” a direct, quick path to permanent U.S. residency via
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immigrants and increased border security, the bill also calls for immigration changes that officials say
would help KU and other research universities compete for the most talented graduate students and researchers in the world. â€œFor us to remain viable as a research university, we have to be an international research university,â€? said Chuck Olcese, KUâ€™s director of international student services.
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DEATHS Journal-World obituary policy: For information about running obituaries, call 8327151. Obituaries run as submitted by funeral homes or the families of the deceased.
T. A. MINDRUP Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Fri., July 5, 2013 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. The family will greet friends at 10:00 am until service time.
ALVIN WILLIAM REETZ Services for Alvin William Reetz, 88, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. He passed Tues. at his home. rumsey-yost.com
ULIS DEWEY SANDERS Ulis Dewey “Dude” Sanders, 85, of Lawrence, passed away on 6/28/13 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Full Obituary can be viewed at chapeloaksne.com
MARY ANN BLISS 54, of KC, KS. Died, June 30, Memorial Services are Sunday, July 7, 2 to 6PM at the Abdallah Shrine Temple in Shawnee, KS. Full Obituary at barnettfamilyfh.com
KEEGAN ELI MCCASKIE Senior Airman McCaskie, Keegan Eli passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in Lake Dallas, Texas. Born April 18, 1988 in Lawrence, KS Keegan spent much of his youth in the United Arab Emirates before moving to Rochester, MN. Keegan attended Al Ain English Speaking School in Al Ain, UAE and participated in the Al Ain Vipers Hockey program. In Rochester, MN Keegan participated in the Rochester Youth Hockey Association and was a member of the Mayo High School Swim Team. Keegan graduated from Guyer High School in Denton, Tx and attended University of North Texas before enlisting in the United States Air Force in 2010. Keegan excelled at everything he did, had a fantastic sense of humor and was deeply loved. Stationed at Ft. Meade, Maryland Senior Airman McCaskie received many commendations during his service with the Air Force in Afghanistan and Djibouti, Africa: Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon, Air Force
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word of mouth. Evan Jorn is the Lawrence pickleball ambassador for the USA Pickleball Association. Only a few others were knocking the ball around on the court when he first started playing at the Lawrence Senior Center in 2007, Jorn said. Now, he organizes and schedules daily pickleball meetups at parks and recreation centers in Lawrence. With help from the City of Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department and word of mouth, he has a list of more than 100 people getting Lawrence pickleball updates by email. “Nationwide it’s really growing fast, especially in retiring communities,” Jorn said. “The growth spurt is definitely in the senior population. They’ve been teaching it in high schools as part of the lifetime sports curriculum, but it hasn’t taken off with that population.” Part of the reason it’s become so popular with seniors is that the smaller court and playing with a partner make it easier to finish a game without getting too worn out. Michael Hogue, a 65-year-old Baldwin City
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The blue light simply turns on when the existing traffic light turns red, allowing police to see from any direction whether a driver just made it through on yellow or blew the red light long after it turned. Ordinarily, a police officer can only be sure of a red light violation if positioned directly behind the driver. The researchers see the blue lights as an alternative to automated red-light cameras, which are used to catch offending motorists in other states but are not allowed in Kansas. Transportation officials say the human cost of ignoring red lights is significant. At least 676 people across the nation died in vehicle accidents in 2009, the most recent year for which national figures are available, because a driver ran a red light, according to the Federal Highway Administration. The project in Lawrence, and a twin version in Overland Park at the intersections of College Boulevard and South Quivira Road, and West 75th Street and Metcalf Avenue, is being paid
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Training Ribbon, NATO Medal. He is survived by his mother, Julie Doty of Denton, Tx, sister Amy Skye McCaskie and niece Coral Weston of Ashland, OR, father Mac McCaskie of Prairie Village, KS, grandmother Lois Doty of Rochester, MN, aunts Debra Doty of Cedar Rapids, IA, Lois Marris and husband David, of Rochester, MN, Cheryl Bissonette and husband Matt, of Owatonna, MN, cousins, Damon, Maria, Allie, Joe, Jacob, Caleb, Madison, Elijah, Aaron. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents George and Helen McCaskie, maternal grandfather David D. Doty and uncle, Donald D. Doty. Funeral services are being coordinated by Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home in Rochester, MN. Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries. LJWorld.com.
resident, comes to Lawrence to play pickleball five times a week. “I used to play tennis and racquetball but had my hip replaced three years ago,” he said. “Now I like it because the court is … a reduced size, and with four people playing, I don’t have to run as far.” Pickleball might not be rigorous, but it can still be competitive. Honomichl and four other Lawrence residents are traveling to Cleveland this month to compete in the National Senior Games after qualifying through the Kansas Senior Olympics. Jorn said beginners and competitors are welcome to join the free, organized pickleball meets in Lawrence. There is play every day at either Lyons Park, Holcom Park or the East Lawrence Recreation Center, but the places and times change based on weather and scheduling conflicts. Baldwin City has pickleball meetups from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Baker University tennis courts. To view the current Lawrence pickleball schedule and to find other Kansas pickleball meetups, visit the USA Pickleball Association website, http://usapa.org/ptp/index.php?code=KS.
recruiting talented graduate students and faculty from other countries. “It’s a very important thing in being able to hire the best and brightest,” said Keeli Nelson, a senior adviser who helps KU faculty and staff with immigration and visa issues in KU’s International Programs office. Right now, Nelson works with some KU staff and researchers who must wait “years and years and years” for permanent U.S. residency, depending on their country of origin. Because of immigration quotas, people from India just now becoming eligible for green cards have been waiting since 2004, Nelson said. Chinese nationals have been waiting since 2008. The bill would allow foreigners with advanced
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Commissioners unanimously directed staff members to contact the other parties and have two pieces of language added to the agreement. They are:
A statement that gives the city the right to see on a monthly basis the invoices related to the construction of about $12 million of infrastructure. As it was proposed, the city only would see the invoices at the end of the project, after all the work had been completed.
A new provision that spells out exactly what construction activities are subject to a 2.5 percent management fee that will be charged by Fritzel’s general contracting firm, which is overseeing the work. Commissioners had questions about whether a management fee was being charged for some items such as site mobilization costs, legal fees and other expenses that will be incurred by the developer. A majority of commissioners indicated that they will be ready to sign the development agreement once those provisions are added to the agreement. The recently-raised issue of whether the city has the legal authority to move forward with the development agreement, which includes a no-bid contract for Fritzel’s firm to build the infrastructure, did not cause much concern with commissioners.
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for with a $120,000 grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Mid-America Transportation Center, a consortium of university research centers from across the Midwest. The study group, also led by Eric Fitzsimmons, a researcher at the KU Transportation Research Institute, watched video of about a dozen intersections in Lawrence and consulted with city officials and police before settling on the intersections at Louisiana and Iowa streets. Those two were chosen because they handle a high volume of traffic and showed a persistent pattern of drivers running red lights. The Lawrence Police Department did not seek out this this project in order to write more tickets, according to Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman. But officers will find it helpful in making sure the tickets they do write pass muster in court, and the blue lights will allow them to watch for redlight runners more safely, without having to position themselves in the middle of traffic. Over the next six months, the KU researchers will continue studying all of those intersections — with and without blue
lights — and report to city and state officials any differences they find. Similar blue lights have been tried in Florida, Kentucky, Texas and Minnesota, but there hasn’t been enough data collected to say for sure how well they work, Schrock said. For their part, city officials in Naples, Fla., where the blue lights were installed earlier this year, say it isn’t clear what effect they have had on driver behavior. The researchers hope the blue lights will affect driver behavior across a wider area than the two intersections, but say they won’t know until they see how people respond. People might tend to run red lights at a certain intersections because the timing of the signals makes the wait seem longer than it is, Schrock said, or because it is a difficult place for police to catch them. “If people seem to get the perception that ‘I could cheat here,’ or ‘I can see that people are cheating here and not getting caught,’ then the power of the red light to stop people is less,” Schrock said. “But, if word gets out about the blue lights, maybe they’ll say ‘Not at this intersection.’”
degrees from the United States to bypass those quotas. “You have to be able to hire international talent when you can find it,” Nelson said. The law currently allows international students to work in their field for one year in the United States after graduation. At that point, they can apply for a temporary work visa, but they often must be chosen in a lottery to do so. Those who get jobs working for universities are exempt from the lottery, but even then, it might not be an appealing option for them to remain in the United States. Without being a permanent resident, they might not be able to receive certain federal research grants. And their spouses might be unable to work. Those changes would make American universities much more competitive for academic talent, Olcese said, especially
because the United Kingdom and Australia have actually tightened restrictions on their work visa programs in recent years. Canada’s immigration system, on the other hand, gives preference to researchers when awarding permanent residence, Nelson said, and some KU staff and faculty have considered moving there for that reason. International students already made up about 16 percent of KU’s graduate enrollment in fall 2012, compared with about 6 percent of its undergraduate enrollment. And KU will only need to increase its international focus if leaders want to boost its global profile, Olcese said. “The world’s just much more connected, and so if we’re going to be players as a university, even in the United States, let alone in the world, we’ve got to have this perspective of how we’re connected internationally,” Olcese said.
Lawrence attorney Chris Burger, an adjunct professor of construction law and litigation with the KU law school, said Monday that he thought the city was breaking its own law that requires such public projects to be bid. But commissioners on Tuesday night heard from their own special counsel, Gary Anderson of Gilmore & Bell, that he believes the city is within its legal authority to waive the bid process. After the meeting, City Commissioner Bob Schumm said Anderson’s blessing of the process was important because he doesn’t believe Anderson would issue an opinion on such a critical matter without a good degree of certainty. “We are caught up in a bit of a legal debate, I guess,” Schumm said. “But he would want to err on the side of caution.” Commissioners had approved a development agreement for the project earlier this year. But a revised development agreement was brought forward after KU basketball coach Bill Self’s Assists Foundation agreed to make a $2 million donation to the project, which will include a city-owned recreation center and a privately-owned track, softball and soccer stadiums that will be leased by Kansas Athletics. The revised development agreement limits the amount of money the city is obligated to pay for the development to $22.5 million, down from $25 million in the previous agreement. The
costs are broken down this way: $10.5 million for the construction of the 181,000-square-foot recreation center; $10.2 million for infrastructure to serve both the city and KU portions of the project; about $785,000 for the cost of the land for the recreation center; $925,000 for architecture fees. The new development agreement also provides more details than the previous document. It provides a copy of the infrastructure construction contract. That contract will be between RCP, LLC — a private company controlled by KU Endowment — and Bliss Sports II, LLC — a development company led by Fritzel. Although the city is expected to pay for $10.2 million of the infrastructure costs — the Assists Foundation will pay for the remaining $2 million — the city is not a party to the contract. Commissioner Mike Amyx said that concerned him because he believes the city needs to be on the contract to ensure it can play a significant role in the construction of the infrastructure. “My main concern is where our seat at the table is, so to speak,” Amyx said. But other commissioners said they were fine with the arrangement because it gives the city the ability to review all invoices related to the infrastructure and also allows city inspectors on the construction site.
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MARSHALL LAWRENCE, OF HOUSTON, MO., watches a shoulder ballast cleaning machine stabilize the road bed on the Union Pacific rail line. Loram Maintenance of Hamel, Minn., was doing the track maintenance Monday east of Lawrence.
Man facing trial in botched home invasion says target was $30,000 in drug money By Ian Cummings email@example.com
One of three men charged in what police say was a botched home invasion in December testified Tuesday that he and two co-defendants were trying to rob a Lawrence drug dealer when he was accidentally shot. Connor McKenzie Mayhan, 21, of Olathe, testified in Douglas County District
Court in a preliminary hear- rence, and Andrew Michael ing held to determine wheth- Johns, 21, of Johnson County, er all three of the defendants with attempted aggravated would face trial on robbery and attempted robbery and burglary aggravated burglary. charges. Douglas Mayhan and Eftekhar County District Judge have also been charged Peggy Kittel ruled that with falsely reporting a they would and alcrime. lowed the three to re- COURTS The three were armain free on bond. rested after a Dec. 13 Mayhan has been charged, incident at a house in the along with Alexander Chris- 1200 block of New Jersey topher Eftekhar, 22, of Law- Street, when a resident re-
ported that armed intruders had attempted to break into the home. Mayhan, testifying Tuesday as part of a plea agreement with Douglas County prosecutors, said the robbery plan was presented to him by Eftekhar, who also included Johns as a getaway driver. Eftekhar believed a man living at the house on New Please see TRIAL, page 4A
Douglas County commissioners will be asked today to give the final go-ahead on plans for a new public works facility to be built southeast of Lawrence on East 25th Street. The project, which is now estimated to cost $13.9 million, would consolidate all of the Public Works Department operations into a single site. Designers working on the project recently completed schematic drawings showing the basic layout of the proposed facility. Plans for the facility include covered parking for county vehicles; a maintenance facility; storage space for rock, sand and chemicals; and a new administration building. Overall, the new facility would give the department about 37 percent more room than it has now for parking, storage and operations. It would replace two separate facilities the department now occupies at 1242 Massachusetts St. and 723 E. 23rd St. Commissioners are expected to authorize proceeding with the project. Last week, they authorized the sale of $15.2 million in sales tax revenue bonds, which included $9.5 million for the public works facility project. The rest of the cost would be paid from the countyâ€™s capital improvements plan budget, cash reserves and fuel tax revenues. If commissioners agree to move forward, the next phase will be to come up with detailed specifications and blue prints. The tentative schedule calls for construction to begin around February 2014 and to be completed in early 2015. In other business, commissioners will:
Consider appointing Steven Miles to another four-year term as county appraiser.
And consider waiving formal bid procedures by using a state contract with Mission Electronics Inc. for technology improvements in the Division II courtroom at a cost of $70,606. Commissioners will meet at 1 p.m. today in the county courthouse.
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LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT A 34-year-old Lawrence woman has been sentenced to 30 days in jail after being found guilty of engaging in prostitution with a juvenile who found her through online advertisements. Amy C. Ballin was sentenced Tuesday in Douglas County District Court to 24 months of supervised probation and 30 days of â€œshock timeâ€? in jail after pleading no contest in May to three counts of prostitution and one count of aggravated battery, according to court records. Ballin was arrested in December during a Lawrence police investigation alleging she advertised â€œsexually oriented servicesâ€? online, according to police. In the investigation, police found a Lawrence juvenile, under the age of 16 at the time, who they say contacted the woman and engaged in sexual contact with her on more than one occasion at a hotel and a residence. Douglas County prosecutors first charged Ballin with three counts each of prostitution, aggravated indecent liberties with a child and criminal sodomy, which could have carried more severe sentences, including prison time. Ballin pleaded no contest to the lesser charges as part of a plea agreement.
Drew Rowoldt, tennis instructor, Lincoln, Neb. â€œTeaching tennis.â€?
Police seek public help in parking meter case
I seem to remember KU football having a summer pep rally over in Kansas City during the past few years. Has the date for that been announced yet? By Ian Cummings The eighth annual KU Kickoff at Corinth Square in Prairie Village is set for Aug. 16 and will take place in the parking lot directly west of Commerce Bank at 83rd and Mission Road. According to the KU Alumni Associationâ€™s calendar, the event will run 6-10 p.m.
HOSPITAL BIRTHS Neal and Christine Julian, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday. Jessica Michelle Stephenson and Jeremy Vaughn Scott, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday. Christopher Boyle and Jessica Carey, Tonganoxie, a boy, Tuesday.
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Thereâ€™s got to be an easier way to pick up a little pocket change. Lawrence police are looking for help from the public in finding a thief who has been cutting down and making off with downtown parking meters. The thief has apparently used a pipe cutter, or a similar tool, to saw off parking meter posts about midway, a couple of feet from the ground. One of the stolen parking meters was later recovered in rural Douglas County, but itâ€™s unknown what happened to the rest. Police have counted five meters stolen since April, in the 700 and 800 blocks of New Hampshire Street, the 600 block of Rhode Island Street, the 100 block of East Sixth Street, and the 600 block of Vermont Street. Downtown Lawrence has seen its parking meters robbed before. At least two parking meters were reported stolen in Lawrence
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Jersey Street would have up to $30,000 in cash on hand from selling marijuana and wanted to break into the house and rob the man at gunpoint, Mayhan said. He said the two went to a Lawrence pawnshop to trade Eftekharâ€™s gun in for a more intimidating firearm, a .22-caliber rifle built to resemble a submachine gun. After smoking marijuana throughout the day, Mayhan said, he learned that Johns was also included in the plan, and the three waited until nightfall before driving to the house on New Jersey Street in Johnsâ€™ Prius. Mayhan and Eftekhar tried to break down the door, but failed, and Mayhan was accidentally shot in the arm. â€œWe were getting pretty desperate,â€? Mayhan said of the frantic attempts to break into the house. â€œThere was a crack, a flash, to my right, and my arm went numb. Thatâ€™s when we panicked and ran,â€? he said. Because the wound required medical attention, the three called police and reported that they had been assaulted by armed intruders at the home of Mayhan and Eftekhar, in the 800 block of Mississippi Street. Later, at the hospital, a Lawrence Police Department investigator was able to trick Mayhan into admitting the false story by telling him Eftekhar had already started cooperating with police, which was not true, Mayhan said. Mayhan said he was testifying for the prosecution as part of a plea agreement, in hopes of being sentenced to probation rather than facing prison time. All three of the defendants are scheduled to next appear in court in September.
in 2010, though itâ€™s not clear how they were removed. Other cities have seen far worse: Atlanta, in 2007, saw thieves cut down and abscond with 500 parking meters over the course of a year. In other Lawrence cases, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman, the modus operandi was more sophisticated. â€œIn the past, someone had gotten a key and was removing the coins just the way a meter collector would,â€? McKinley said. â€œThis, where we have to replace the meters and set the concrete again, itâ€™s an expensive deal for us.â€? The destruction of parking meters that has gone on through June is far more costly than the loss of the coins, McKinley said, which probably didnâ€™t amount to much money. The cost to replace the post and purchase the meter heads is approximately $800 for the single meters and $1600 for dual-meter assemblies.
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LINCOLN, NEB. â€” Frustrated with state and federal officials, opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline are turning to low-level county commissions and zoning boards in a new attempt to slow a project that has become a focal point of national battle over climate change. Landowners and other opponents of the pipeline, which could carry 830,000 barrels of oil per day from Canadian tar sands to refineries on the Texas Gulf coast, are asking county commissions along the route to pass resolutions formally opposing the project to show the federal government there is local opposition. Theyâ€™re also pushing for local zoning regulations â€” no matter how small â€” that could make it harder for the project to proceed. â€œIf enough counties have regulations â€” real, meaningful regulations to protect the groundwater â€” then maybe it hits a point where itâ€™s not very economical to run this thing through Nebraska,â€? said Brian Bedient, a farmer in eastern Nebraska, the state where the opposition effort is based. The new local strategy comes as most state officials in Nebraska have dropped their opposition since Calgary-based pipeline owner TransCanada agreed to move the proposed route away from an ecologically sensitive area. Federal agencies and other states on the route have not raised obstacles to the plan.
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TOPEKA (AP) â€” A 32-year-old Oklahoma man has admitted to illegally offering to sell eagle and hawk feathers to an undercover agent. Brian K. Stoner of Ponca City, Okla., pleaded guilty Monday to two misdemeanor violations of the Lacey Act for selling feathers from migratory birds protected by federal law. His sentencing is set for Oct. 7. Prosecutors contend Stoner was at a Lawrence home in 2009 where he met with an undercover agent of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Stoner admitted in his plea deal he tried to sell eagle parts, including a tail feather fan. He also admitted offering to sell the undercover President Obama, who has agent a Native-American expressed some concerns dress â€œbustleâ€? made of about the effect on climate hawk feathers. change, could make a decision later this year on whether to give final gov- KDOT agrees to pay ernment approval. settlement fee National environmenWICHITA (AP) â€” Federal tal groups charge that the United States should not environmental regulators cooperate with fossil fuel say the Kansas Departprojects that would con- ment of Transportation has tribute to global warming. agreed to pay $477,500 But project supporters ar- to settle alleged violations gue that the U.S. is better of the Clean Water Act at off with more oil produced three road construction in friendly countries than sites. The Environmental Prohostile ones. The proposed pipeline tection Agency announced route crosses 12 Nebraska the proposed settlement counties, each with a local Tuesday in the lawsuit filed government commission. over work at sites near In April, Holt County be- Lawrence, Manhattan and came the first in Nebraska Pleasanton. The agreeto pass a resolution oppos- ment is subject to court ing the project. Landown- approval. The agency alleged ers in York County will ask the county board to Kansas failed to install adapprove a similar measure equate storm water control measures. this month. EPA Region 7 AdminTransCanada company officials have met with istrator Karl Brooks says all county commissions effective storm water along the pipelineâ€™s pro- management is necessary posed route. TransCanada to protect waterways. The deal requires KDOT spokesman Shawn Howard said the company has to designate managers promised to build the $7 to oversee storm water billion pipeline to rigorous compliance. It also requires safety standards and carry third-party inspections at $200 million in insurance environmentally sensitive to cover any cleanup costs. areas. KDOT Deputy Secretary â€œWe work very hard to be seen as a good neighbor Jerry Younger says greater and to answer the ques- accountability will be put tions that landowners, reg- on staff and contractors ulators or elected officials to comply with the Clean Water Act. may have,â€? Howard said.
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Police are asking business owners, residents and visitors to call 911 if they see someone suspicious tampering with a parking meter. City employees working on the meters or issuing parking citations should be wearing yellow uniform shirts, or be in another city uniform, and should be carrying cityissued identification. They also work regular daytime hours from Monday to Saturday. â€œWe donâ€™t usually like to say exactly when our people are working,â€? McKinley said, referring to parking control workers. â€œBut if you see someone out on a Sunday, or at 10 oâ€™clock at night, itâ€™s probably not us.â€? Police are asking anyone with information about these crimes to call the Lawrence Police Department at 832-7509 or the Tips Hotline at 843-TIPS (8477). Callers to the tips hotline may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.
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Government delays key part of health care law By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Associated Press
may help the administration politically by blunting a line of attack Republicans were planning to use in next yearâ€™s congressional elections. The employer requirements are among the most complex parts of the health care law, which is designed to expand coverage for uninsured Americans. â€œWe have heard concerns about the complexity of the requirements and the need for more time to implement them effectively,â€? Treasury Assistant Secretary Mark
Mazur said in a blog post. â€œWe have listened to your feedback, and we are taking action.â€? Business groups were jubilant. â€œA pleasant surprise,â€? said Randy Johnson, senior vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. There was no inkling in advance of the administrationâ€™s action, he said. Under the law, companies with 50 or more workers must provide affordable coverage to their full-time employees or risk a series of escalating tax penalties
if just one worker ends up getting government-subsidized insurance. Originally, that requirement was supposed to take effect next Jan. 1. Business groups complained since the law passed that the provision was too complicated. For instance, the law created a new definition of full-time workers, those putting in 30 hours or more. But such complaints until now seemed to be going unheeded. The delay in the employer requirement does not affect the lawâ€™s re-
quirement that individuals carry health insurance starting next year or face fines. That so-called individual mandate was challenged all the way to the Supreme Court, which ruled last year that requirement was constitutional since the penalty would be collected by the Internal Revenue Service and amounted to a tax. Tuesdayâ€™s action is sure to anger liberals and labor groups, but it could provide cover for Democratic candidates in next yearâ€™s congressional elections.
WASHINGTON â€” In a major concession to business groups, the Obama administration Tuesday unexpectedly announced a one-year delay, until 2015, in a central requirement of the new health care law that medium and large companies provide coverage for their workers or By Hamza Hendawi face fines. and Lee Keath The move sacrificed Associated Press timely implementation of President Barack Obamaâ€™s CAIRO â€” His fate hangsignature legislation but ing in the balance, embattled President Mohammed Morsi vowed not to resign Tuesday, hours before a deadline to yield to the demands of millions of protesters or see the military suspend the By Bob Christie, Michael R. you canâ€™t guarantee their constitution, disband par- Blood and Tami Abdollah safety,â€? Burton said. Associated Press liament and install a new The crewâ€™s only survivleadership. ing member, Brendan McPRESCOTT, ARIZ. â€” Fire Donough, was on a hilltop The Islamist leader deworking as the lookout manded that the powerful crews battling a wildfire when the winds picked up, armed forces withdraw should identify escape said Wade Ward, spokestheir ultimatum, saying routes and safe zones. man for the Prescott Fire he rejected all â€œdictatesâ€? They should pay close Department. â€” from home or abroad. attention to the weather McDonough notified Outside on the streets, the forecast. And they should the other Hotshots that sense that both sides are post lookouts. Those are standards the the weather was changready to fight to the end ing rapidly and that the sharpened, with clashes government follows to fire had switched direcbetween his supporters protect firefighters, which tion because of the wind. and opponents that left were toughened after a McDonough also told his at least 23 dead, most of wildfire tragedy in Colofellow crew members that them in a single incident rado nearly two decades he was leaving the immeof fighting outside Cairo ago. On Tuesday, invesChris Carlson/AP Photo diate area because he was tigators from around the University. in danger and asked them In an emotional speech U.S. were arriving in Ari- GEORGE MURPHY, OF THE YAVAPAI TRIBAL POLICE, PAYS HIS RESPECTS to the 19 firefightwhether they needed anyaired live to the nation, zona to examine whether ers who were killed by a wildfire at a makeshift memorial outside of the Granite Mountain thing. Morsi, who a year ago was 19 highly trained firefight- Interagency Hotshot Crew fire station on Tuesday in Prescott, Ariz. â€œHe did exactly what he inaugurated as Egyptâ€™s ers who perished over the was supposed to,â€? Ward first freely elected presi- weekend heeded those pulled out much earlier ing 100-foot tongues of rado. dent, pledged to protect rules or ignored them and and whether all the usual flame. Firefighters were â€œThere are so many said Tuesday of Mchis â€œconstitutional legiti- paid with their lives. precautions would have unable to escape, as a wall striking parallels between Donough, who was in his In the nationâ€™s biggest made any difference at of fire raced up a hillside. this tragedy and what hap- third season with the unit. macyâ€? with his life. He acRetired smoke jumper cused loyalists of his oust- loss of firefighters since all in the face of tripleThe U.S. Forest Service pened on Storm King in ed autocratic predecessor 9/11, violent wind gusts digit temperatures, erratic revised its firefighting 1994, itâ€™s almost haunting.â€? Art Morrison, a spokesHosni Mubarak of exploit- Sunday turned what was winds and tinderbox con- policies as a result of the Those changes includ- man for the Arizona State ing the wave of protests believed to be a relatively ditions that caused the fire blaze. ed policies that say no Forestry Division, said itâ€™s lightning- to explode. to topple his regime and manageable â€œThe reforms after firefighters should be de- essentially a judgment call ignited forest fire in the thwart democracy. In 1994, 14 firefighters Storm King were collec- ployed unless they have a as to whether a spot can â€œThere is no substitute town of Yarnell into a died on Coloradoâ€™s Storm tively intended to pre- safe place to retreat. They work as a safe haven to esfor legitimacy,â€? said Mor- death trap that left no es- King Mountain, and inves- vent that from happening must also be continuous- cape to if the flames sudsi, who at times angrily cape for the team of Hot- tigators afterward found again, which was mass ly informed of changing denly blow toward crews and they have to flee for raised his voice, thrust his shots willing to go to the numerous errors in the entrapment of an entire weather. fist in the air and pounded hottest part of the blaze. way the blaze was fought. Hotshot crew,â€? said Lloyd â€œIf you donâ€™t have those their lives. â€œWhatever they used as The tragedy raised In the Storm King tragedy, Burton, professor of envi- things in place, itâ€™s not adthe podium. 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LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD LJWorld.com Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Street swap The U.S. Highway 40 swap addresses a short-term budget goal, but it raises questions as a city budget strategy.
aking over maintenance responsibilities for part of a former federal highway in exchange for one-time state funding for some local projects may produce a welcome short-term windfall for the city, but such creative moves fall short as a long-term budgeting strategy. City Manager David Corliss is working on a deal in which the city permanently would take over maintenance of Sixth Street from Iowa Street to the South Lawrence Trafficway. In return, the state would commit $3.5 million in one-time funding for a number of city projects, including improvements to Sixth Street and the 23rd and Iowa intersection, as well as reducing the city’s share of some other projects like the new SLT interchange at Bob Billings Parkway and new traffic signals at a couple of locations on west Sixth Street. The city also expects to use about $400,000 of the payment to expand its ring of fiber optic cable around the city. The U.S. Highway 40 designation would be removed from Sixth Street and moved to another route, and the city would be responsible for maintaining West Sixth Street, at an estimated initial cost of about $40,000 per year. Corliss appears to have given careful consideration to this idea and come up with a plan that probably is a good immediate deal for the city. Although Lawrence will no longer get state funds to maintain that section of Sixth Street, Corliss expects no reduction in overall state funding for the city street projects. As they should be, all of the targeted expenditures from the one-time windfall are one-time expenses, so the city won’t be looking to replace that money from other sources in subsequent years. Even though this plan seems acceptable, the city shouldn’t approve such deals lightly. The city is accepting maintenance responsibilities for the street for an unlimited time in exchange for one finite payment. It sounds like a good deal, but it’s hard to know whether it still will look like a good deal 50 or more years from now. Commissioner Terry Riordan somewhat giddily likened the deal to the feeling you have when “you have found $5 in the pocket of jeans that you haven’t worn for six months.” This deal solves some budget problems this year, but city officials can’t count on finding money in some other pocket in years to come.
Memoir an inside look at Afghan war At a time when American troops are leaving Afghanistan and U.S. officials are trying to talk to the Taliban, I recommend that you read a book called “A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story.” The book, by a young Afghan, Qais Akbar Omar, is an extraordinary memoir that portrays his coming of age during a time of madness. This story of his middle-class family’s struggle to survive during a decade of civil war and Taliban rule is even more haunting than “The Kite Runner,” because it’s not fiction. It also conveys realities of Afghan history, culture and close family life to which most Americans are never exposed. A better grasp of those realities is urgent as we shrink our presence in that tormented country. Without it, the tragedies that befell Omar’s family, along with millions of other Afghans, could occur again. Omar’s ancestors were herders of sheep and camels for centuries, before his grandfather became a carpet merchant who bought and sold in bazaars all over the country. The family settled in Kabul, where his father became a teacher of physics and gymnastics, and rode a motorcycle, wearing bell-bottom trousers. His mother worked in a bank (wearing short skirts) and his aunts and uncles studied at university. He refers to that period “as the time before the fighting, before the rockets, before the sudden disappearance of so many people we knew to graves or foreign lands, before the Taliban and their madness.” His family’s photos of that period are long gone, de-
A better grasp of those realities is urgent as we shrink our presence in that tormented country. Without it, the tragedies that befell Omar’s family, along with millions of other Afghans, could occur again.” stroyed during the time of the Taliban. Omar (whom I first met in Kabul) says he wrote his book in part to exorcise the demons that still haunt him, in part to hold on to people he’s lost, and in part to tell foreigners “some things about Afghanistan they do not know.” “They have never had the chance to stand in my grandfather’s large courtyard filled with his apple trees ... as he recited poems by Rumi, Hafiz, Omar Khayyam ... while his volumes of poetry, Afghan history and complete works of Sigmund Freud made a wall behind him.” This certainly is not the imagery that comes to mind when Americans think of Afghanistan. More familiar is the violent civil war that erupted after Afghan mujahedeen mi-
litias drove out Soviet troops in the early 1990s. Soon, U.S.backed “muj” were fighting among themselves and destroying Kabul in the process. Omar’s family fled, first to an abandoned fort on the outskirts of the city (hence the title) that was the residence of a friend. The young boy’s attempts to return home to check on the family’s residence — and the horrors that awaited him — are the most harrowing scenes in the book. Amazingly, some of the same warlords that terrorized Omar’s childhood are still active — some in the government, some in the opposition, and some in alliance with the Taliban. Read these scenes, and you understand why Omar and his countrymen are so fearful that civil war may restart if the United States fully abandons Afghanistan. Omar’s family finally had to flee the fort and embarked on a desperate trek around the country, at times traveling with Kuchi nomads. They even camped in a cave above the giant statues of the Buddha that the Taliban later destroyed. While staying with relatives in the north, Omar learned how to design and weave carpets from a deaf-mute Turkmen girl who was a master weaver. This skill helped him support his now-impoverished family when they were finally able to return to Kabul after the Taliban took over. The author’s stories of life under Taliban “justice” are especially disturbing, given that the talibs could return to power after the American exit, at least in large parts of the country. Even if you think you
know the details of Taliban madness, you will still be shocked by Omar’s experiences. I’ll mention only one episode: his brush with disaster when a Talib stopped him to check whether the length of the hair on his crotch and under his armpits complied with Taliban rules. The book ends with the Taliban’s fall after the U.S. invasion. Omar went on to earn a college degree in Kabul and to restart the family carpet business. He is now pursuing a graduate degree at Boston University, but hopes he can go home again. I had lunch with Omar last week as he passed through Philadelphia. He told me that, in the old days, Afghan factions would get together in a jirga and reach a consensus over political disputes. (This could probably happen today were Pakistan not giving the Taliban sanctuary on its soil, across the border from his country.) Omar’s biggest fear is that, if peace talks collapse, and all U.S. troops leave, the civil war will reignite, pitting the Taliban against former mujahedeen warlords. The people of Afghanistan, he says, want neither as their rulers. “They want someone to bring peace,” he told me wistfully. His moving memoir offers a glimpse of how those Afghans would be living if the outside world would only permit them to do so. And it’s a sad reminder of his country’s likely future if diplomacy fails. — Trudy Rubin is a columnist and editorial-board member for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
OLD HOME TOWN
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Better process? To the editor: Kansas University law professor Stephen Ware argued vigorously and repeatedly on the pages of this and other papers for what he called an “open, democratic process” for the selection of appeals court judges. He was particularly critical of the process in place before a recent legislative change, a “non-partisan selection process” that had served Kansans well for decades. He was not able to cite any problems with the appointed judges themselves, only that he did not like the process. Now that we have Gov. Brownback refusing (under the law Mr. Ware advocated) to disclose the names of his nominees, isn’t it incumbent on Professor Ware to provide justification to the readers why this secret nomination process is better for Kansans than the one we had? Professor Ware, we await your wisdom. Patrick Nichols, Lawrence
ital contracts. Be prepared to budget more taxpayer money to defend current Kansas law. The 1879 billboard in Dodge City warned, “The carrying of firearms strictly enforced.” Would our attorney general call out Marshal Dillon to a gunfight to the death over this issue? Roe defeated Wade in a constitutional melee that continues today. The same people against abridging our Fifth Amendment rights are the ones attempting to limit liberties and rights defined by the Supreme Court. I’m just hoping that the governor doesn’t circle the wagons and reconvene the Lecompton Constitutional Convention. Don Brennaman, Lawrence
To the editor: Relay For Life of Douglas County on June 7 and 8 was a community gathering to give everyone an opportunity to fight cancer and save lives. As co-chairs of this year’s committee, we are extremely grateful for the support and generosity to make the event a success. Over $188,000 was raised by 76 teams to further To the editor: the American Cancer SociRecent Supreme Court rul- ety’s mission to help people ings advanced the rights of stay well, by helping people people in nontraditional mar- get well, by finding cures and
For the second time in a little more than two weeks, Lawrence YEARS was subjected AGO to a storm that IN 1973 raked the area with strong winds of nearly 80 miles an hour and large amounts of rain. “A few sparklers and Roman candles will be hard pressed to match the fireworks Kansas weather shot off,” commented a Journal-World writer today.
by fighting back. Over 300 survivors and caregivers participated in the opening lap and survivor recFrom the Lawognition. Dressed in purple rence Daily Jourshirts, survivors are our reason nal-World for July to relay all night, reminding us 3, 1913: YEARS that cancer never sleeps. We “The Perkins AGO were delighted that hundreds Loan and Trust of people attended the event IN 1913 Company has to show their support. moved into its The thousands of lumi- new home on the corner of naria lining the track created Massachusetts and Winthrop the loving glow to honor or streets, into one of the finest remember cancer victims. A office buildings in the city of total of 3,975 pounds of Lawrence. Work on this new canned food, used to stabilize building began about a year the luminaria, was donated ago. Two old structures that to Just Food for distribution had become dilapidated in the throughout Douglas County. lapse of time were torn down We appreciate the support and in their place there stands of Douglas County through today a three story building, kind and generous contribu- fire-proof, modernly equipped, of the latest buildtions. The money raised for constructed ing material at a cost of apthe American Cancer Society proximately $75,000. It is a will provide services to local valuable addition to the busicancer patients and further ness section of the city and esthe research to find the cure pecially to the corner on which for cancer. it is located. With the new BowTo be voted second place ersock Theater on one corner, for Best Local Charity Event the Lawrence National Bank on in the Journal-World’s Best another and across from this of Lawrence balloting was the Eldridge Hotel, the erecindeed an honor. We look tion of the new Perkins building forward to next year’s event on the fourth corner completes and invite you to become in- the quartette of buildings which volved. Let’s continue to join make this one of the most attogether to save lives and cre- tractive corners in the city.” — Compiled by Sarah St. John ate a world with less cancer. Shelle Arnold and Barb Read more Old Home Town at Gorman, co-chairs, 2013 LJWorld.com/news/lawrence/ Relay For Life of Douglas history/old_home_town. County
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
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Delightful with some sun
An afternoon t-storm in spots
Sunny to partly cloudy and humid
High 80° Low 57° POP: 25%
High 86° Low 62° POP: 40%
High 90° Low 67° POP: 10%
High 90° Low 70° POP: 10%
High 91° Low 73° POP: 20%
Wind WNW 2-4 mph
Wind S 6-12 mph
Wind S 7-14 mph
Wind S 8-16 mph
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POP: Probability of Precipitation
Grand Island 82/60
St. Joseph 80/58 Chillicothe 77/57
Kansas City Marshall Manhattan 79/61 77/58 Salina 82/56 Oakley Kansas City Topeka 85/60 85/58 80/58 Lawrence 79/58 Sedalia 80/57 Emporia Great Bend 78/57 81/58 83/60 Nevada Dodge City Chanute 81/57 85/58 Hutchinson 82/57 Garden City 83/60 85/56 Springfield Wichita Pratt Liberal Coffeyville Joplin 78/58 85/60 82/60 82/56 80/58 85/58 Hays Russell 84/57 84/60
Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.
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Temperature High/low 85°/56° Normal high/low today 87°/68° Record high today 106° in 1936 Record low today 52° in 1924
Precipitation in inches 24 hours through 8 p.m. yest. 0.00 Month to date 0.00 Normal month to date 0.31 Year to date 15.55 Normal year to date 20.66
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Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 a.m., Lawrence High School track, 1901 Louisiana St. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County volunteer information, noon, 2518 Ridge Court. Lawrence Public Library’s Exploratorium for 7- to 11-year-olds, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth St. The Fort Leavenworth Series: At Home & Abroad: Selected Topics on WWII , 3 p.m., Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 Petefish Drive. Clinton Parkway Nursery Farmers’ Market, 5-7 p.m., Clinton Parkway Nursery, 4900 Clinton Parkway. Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 p.m., Lawrence High School track, 1901 Louisiana St. Billy Spears and the Beer Bellies, 6 p.m., Johnny’s Tavern, 401 N. Second St. Douglas County Commission meeting, 6:35 p.m., Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St. Lawrence Apple Users Group, 7 p.m., Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vermont St. Conroy’s Trivia, 7:30 p.m., Conroy’s Pub, 3115 W. Sixth St. Lawrence City Band: Fourth of July Concert, 8 p.m., Bandstand in South Park, 1200 Massachusetts St. Pride Night, 9 p.m., Wilde’s Chateau, 2412 Iowa St.
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WEATHER HISTORY On July 3, 1966, northwest winds pushed temperatures to a recordbreaking 102 degrees in Hartford, Conn.
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MSNBC 41 356 209 All In With Chris Hayes Rachel Maddow Show The Last Word CNN
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NBCSN 38 603 151 To Be Announced FNC
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Lawrence Public Library weekly teen programs: Teen Zone Cafe, 4-6:30 p.m. Friday, Teen Tutoring, 3-5 p.m. Sunday; Gaming With the Pro, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday; 700 New Hampshire St. Summer Kids’ Clubs: Kidsapalooza (ages 5-6) Mondays 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Exploratorium (ages 7-11) Wednesdays 1:30 p.m., both at Carnegie Building, Ninth and Vermont streets. Lumberyard Arts Center: Vintage Circus Posters, through July 13, 718 High St., Baldwin City. The Jacobean Drawing Room, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday, through July
BRENNEN CLOUSE, MIDDLE, son of Kenneth and JoAnn Clouse of Lawrence, received his BA in human biology at Stanford University on June 16. Brennen’s entire immediate family of 15 joined him to celebrate his graduation. He is employed by Microsoft in Seattle. Email your photos to email@example.com or mail them to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence, KS 66044.
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Civil War Fashion Show Workshops for sixth- to 12th-graders, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St. Lawrence Originals’ Party in the Park, 4-10:30 p.m., Watson Park, Seventh and Tennessee streets. Family-Friendly Fireworks Viewing Party, 5:30-10:30 p.m., Abe & Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St. City of Lawrence Fireworks Display, approximately 9:45 p.m., Watson Park and Burcham Park, 200 Indiana St.
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Young Life Bike-aThon, registration 8 a.m., southeast corner Southwind 12 movie theaters, 3433 Iowa St.
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31, Quayle Bible Collection, 518 Eighth St., Baldwin City. Lawrence Arts Center: Michael Krueger “Canned Heat” exhibit, May 31 through Aug. 2; Jack Collins: New Work, June 28-Aug. 17 with INSIGHT Art Talk 7 p.m. July 2; Monika Lawkowska: “Give and Take,” June 28 thru July 27 with INSIGHT Art Talk 7 p.m. July 18; Downtown Documentary with instructor Ann Dean, student photos; Photography by Isabel Carttar; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. MondaySaturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 940 New Hampshire St. Spencer Museum of Art: “An Errant Line: Ann Hamilton / Cynthia Schira,” through Aug. 31; 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 Mississippi St. Works by Jen Unekis, Pachamamas Restaurant and Star Bar, 800 New Hampshire St. Karen Matheis: New Works on Paper, Wheatfields Bakery, 904 Vermont St., through July 31. Freedom’s Frontier exhibit, Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth St. “Timeline of a Century,” Marvin Hall, Jayhawk Blvd., KU Campus.
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NO-MER BAILEY Cincinnati’s Homer Bailey threw his second career no-hitter, Tuesday against San Francisco. MLB roundup on page 4B
LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD OLJWorld.com/sports OWednesday, July 3, 2013
Juco DB Sendish already in mix
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Seven-ace lineup lifts Raiders to victory By Benton Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Newcomer to join Jayhawk vets at Big 12 media days By Matt Tait email@example.com
The Big 12 Conference football office on Tuesday released the names of the 34 players who will represent their schools at the annual Big 12 media days later this month in Dallas. For the past several weeks, it was believed that Kansas University was sending senior running back James Sims, junior quarterback Jake Heaps and junior linebacker Ben Heeney as its player reps. However, when the official list surfaced Tuesday, it included those three names and one more — junior-college transfer Cassius Sendish, a cornerback from Arizona Western who arrived at KU in January. Sendish Sendish’s inclusion becomes the latest positive step in a career that has taken major strides during the past few years. Once an undersized 5-foot-2, 92-pound high school freshman, Sendish has blossomed into a 6-foot, 187-pound projected starter at Kansas. More impressive than his physical growth, however, may be that in just a few months he has earned enough respect and trust from KU coach Charlie Weis to be added to a list for which some players wait their entire careers. Although Sendish arrived at Kansas as a cornerback, Tuesday’s Big 12 release listed him as a safety, which may indicate that the juniorcollege transfer has changed positions. Sendish began the spring as a first-string cornerback, but appears to have moved to the middle of the field, where his intelligence, frame and physicality should serve him well. During an interview with the Journal-World this spring, Sendish said he was thrilled to be at KU, even more pleased to top the depth chart, but was not planning on getting ahead of himself. “You gotta take things one step at a time so that’s what we’re doing,” he said. “We’re not rushing for the season to come. It’s definitely a big thing just to be able to come in and join the family as quick as possible, especially in the offseason because everything you do in the offseason is reflected once you get into the season.”
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LAWRENCE RESIDENT RUSTY MOORE PUTTS ON THE NINTH HOLE AT ALVAMAR on May 28. Moore, who recently turned 90, still plays several rounds a week and hopes to hit another hole-in-one on her 100th birthday.
Age can’t keep golfer, 90, off the course By Tom Keegan firstname.lastname@example.org
It seemed a bit of an embarrassing admission on her part, but Rusty Moore was asked a question and answered it honestly. “No, I don’t,” Moore said when asked if she adheres to a stretching routine to aid her golf game. “I used to go to one of those exercise places every other day to work out, but I’ve just gotten lazy. I just don’t feel like doing that.” Moore is so lazy, in fact, that at the age of 90 she plays golf just four days a week, playing two 18-hole rounds and two nine-hole rounds. “And I love to dance,” Moore said. “It’s something that’s fun to do until the day you die, like golf.” She doesn’t plan on that day coming any year soon, as she let her friends from Alvamar Country Club know the day they threw her a 90th-birthday bash recently. “They (taped) all these sayings about me onto my golf cart like, ‘Rusty’s like the Energizer bunny,’ had all these balloons and a birthday cake,” Moore said. “It was one of the best birthdays I ever had.” At the end of the day, Moore thanked her golf friends with a note that read, in part: “On my 100th birthday, I intend to have a hole in one.” It wouldn’t be her first, just her most newsworthy. Moore
RUSTY MOORE SAYS HER LOVE OF THE GAME keeps her on the golf course several times a week, even at age 90. twice carded aces at Lawrence’s executive nine-hole golf course now known as CobbleStone under new owner Richard McGhee. A member at Alvamar for the past 20 years, Moore has a golf swing that suggests she has played the game her whole life, yet the truth is she didn’t take it up until 1985, when she retired from her job at Kansas University in what was known as the “photographic-services department.” Mother of three and stepmother to one, Moore said she lost her second husband, J.D. Moore, to Parkinson’s disease 10 years ago. She enjoys the friendships she makes on the golf course, but more than the camaraderie motivates her to tee it up four days a week.
“I love the game,” she said. “I just love the game. Mainly, I like being out in the open, out in the fresh air. And I love it because it’s a challenge to yourself. You’re the only one who’s going to hit the good shot or the bad shot, so you’re always trying to hit that good shot.” Undeterred by injuries in recent years — dislocated shoulder, rotator cuff, broken arm, knee surgery — Moore plays in two bowling leagues in the winter. She’s in no hurry to slow down. After all, she made a promise to her friends, and she takes her promises seriously. Imagine the celebration for Moore if she does indeed score an ace on her 100th birthday. By then, she might even forgive herself for being so lazy as to not go to the gym to exercise every other day.
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The Lawrence Raiders might have stumbled upon a new pitching strategy Tuesday night against Oak Park, out of Kansas City, Mo. The Raiders only had 10 players in uniform at Lawrence High and coach Brad Romme didn’t want to expend anyone’s arm before a four-day weekend tournament in Salina. So his pre-game talk included him unveiling a new plan: send a different pitcher to the mound every inning. “They all wanted to throw,” Romme said. “It was pretty easy that way.” And effective. None of Lawrence’s seven pitchers faced more than four batters in an inning. Starter Adam Rea and relievers Ryan Stagg, CJ Stuever, Ryan Cantrell, Jacob Seratte, Kieran Severa and Shane Willoughby combined to hold Oak Park to four hits in a 1-0 victory. Each hurler worked quickly and efficiently, too. Rea, Seratte and Willoughby didn’t allow a hit. Rea surrendered the only walk. Stagg, Cantrell and Willoughby each struck out two batters. “Those guys were great tonight,” Romme said. “I don’t know the strike-ball ratio, but it was a lot to a little, for sure.” Oak Park starting pitcher Jacob Snyder didn’t look too shabby, either, limiting the Raiders (14-8-1) to just five hits. The only time he allowed more than one in an inning, Lawrence came up with the game’s lone run. With one out in the bottom of the fifth, Snyder’s first one-out pitch to Cantrell hit Lawrence’s six-hole hitter. That put an end to Snyder’s stretch of eight straight batters retired and provided the Raiders with a little life. Seratte gave Lawrence its first hit since the second inning with a bloop single down the right-field line and moved to second as Cantrell slid in safely at third base. That brought up Briggs Fish, who delivered the sole RBI of a fast-paced, hour-andfive-minute game with a single to left field. In a summer that has been filled with long, hot games, Fish said the Raiders had no complaints after finding a shortcut to a good result. “We didn’t have too many hits,” Fish said, “but we got the win.” Romme said the game had an odd feel, but he didn’t mind, either. “The thing that I really liked about it was it was the bottom of the order (producing the run),” the coach said. “We had a lot of hard-hit balls, good at-bats, but the bottom of the order got it done. That’s great.” Seratte had just retired the side in the top of the fifth, Please see RAIDERS, page 3B
Wild pitching sets stage for Royals loss KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP) — With one swing of the bat, Alex Gordon wiped clean five innings of sketchy pitching. The Royals’ bullpen wasn’t done issuing walks. Gordon hit a tying grand slam in the fifth inning Tuesday night, only for the Kansas City bullpen to hand out more free passes to the Cleveland Indians. Three of them in the seventh inning resulted in the go-ahead runs in what turned out to be a 6-5 defeat. “It was a big game. We
It was an exciting game, but you’re kind of shooting yourself in the foot when you’ve got eight walks and a hit batter.” — Royals manager Ned Yost could have gained some ground,” Gordon said. “That’s a good team over there, a lot of solid players. We know it’s going to be a grind when we play them.
That’s what it was tonight. We just came just came up a little short.” Carlos Santana and Asdrubal Cabrera each drove in a pair of runs for the Indians, who wound up drawing eight walks in their fifth straight win. Cody Allen (3-0) earned the win in relief for Cleveland, while Chris Perez survived putting two aboard in the ninth for his eighth save of the season. “It was an exciting game, but you’re kind of shooting yourself in the foot when
you’ve got eight walks and a hit batter,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “Half their runs came off benefits of walks with guys on base and a hit batter.” Royals reliever Tim Collins (2-3) walked the only two batters he faced to start the seventh, Aaron Crow walked another to load the bases, and Santana came Orlin Wagner/AP Photo through with a go-ahead sacKANSAS CITY STARTING PITCHER LUIS rifice fly. Jason Giambi had an RBI MENDOZA, LEFT, TALKS with catcher double later in the inning Salvador Perez after walking in a run during the first inning of a 6-5 loss to Please see ROYALS, page 3B Cleveland, Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo.
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Australiaâ€™s Gerrans takes Tour lead NICE, FRANCE (AP) â€” Orica Greenedge won the team time trial Tuesday on the fourth stage of the Tour de France to put veteran Australian rider Simon Gerrans in the race leaderâ€™s yellow jersey. Considered an outsider to win the 15.5-mile dash along the streets of the southern seaport of Nice, Orica edged pacesetter Omega Pharma-Quickstep. Orica finished in an official time of 26 minutes, 25 seconds, with the top four teams all within 10 seconds.
The 33-yearold Gerrans, who won the third stage in a sprint finish, takes the overall lead from Belgian rider Jan Bakelants. Gerrans The Orica riders formed a circle and hugged and slapped each other on the back when they were sure of the win. Tour favorite Chris Froomeâ€™s Sky team finished third ahead
Under sunny blue skies, the teams set off at four-minute intervals and the overall team standings were reversed, meaning the first team to go was Argos-Shimano and the last team down the ramp was RadioShack. The Argos-Shimano team, including Marcel Kittel â€” the German who won the Tourâ€™s hectic first stage on Saturday â€” set off first. But Omega did the early damage, setting a ferociously quick time despite their best rider Tony Martin still injured by his fall on stage 1.
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Hernandez incident recounted BOSTON (AP) â€” Court documents say police in Florida questioned former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez when he was a college freshman about a barroom altercation with a server over an unpaid bill. The two-page sworn complaint says Hernandez punctured the waiterâ€™s ear drum while being escorted from a Gainesville restaurant in May 2007. Then-Florida quarterback Tim Tebow was a witness. It is just the latest report to surface detailing Hernandezâ€™s brushes with the law since he was charged with murder last month in the killing of a semipro football player who was dating his fianceeâ€™s sister. Hernandezâ€™s attorneys have called the district attorneyâ€™s case circumstantial and say he looks forward to clearing his name. Jail officials say Hernandez is being held in a private cell for his own protection. Meanwhile, Boston police have asked authorities in the Connecticut hometown of Aaron Hernandez for their help with a double homicide investigation linked to the former NFL star, police said Tuesday. Hernandez is already charged with murder in the shooting death of his friend Odin Lloyd, whose body was found June 17 near Hernandezâ€™s home in North Attleborough, Mass. The request from Boston police in the July 2012 double homicide was based on evidence developed through the investigation of Lloydâ€™s slaying, Bristol Police Lt. Kevin Morrell said. He said police were asked to search the same home in Bristol for both investigations, and a vehicle was seized at the address on Friday. Two people were killed in the shooting in Bostonâ€™s south end on July 15, 2012. Witnesses reported seeing people inside a grey SUV with Rhode Island plates open fire on a vehicle carrying the victims, 29-year-old Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and 28-year-old Safiro Teixeira Furtado. Boston police have declined to comment on whether Hernandez is being looked as a possible suspect in that case. Prosecutors say Hernandez, 23, orchestrated Lloydâ€™s execution-style slaying. They say it happened after the two went to a night club a few days earlier and Lloyd spoke to people Hernandez didnâ€™t want him talking to. Two other men are also facing charges in connection with the death of Lloyd, who played linebacker for the Boston Bandits semi-pro football team. Hernandez and Lloyd were dating sisters. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder and gun charges and is being held without bail at the county jail in Dartmouth, where Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said he is acclimating well and being held alone in a cell. He gets an hour of outdoor recreation a day, an hour to shower and make phone calls, and an hour to talk to visitors per day. Also Tuesday, a Massachusetts prosecutor asked for the publicâ€™s help in finding a car mirror connected to the murder case against Hernandez.
of rival Alberto Contadorâ€™s Saxo-Tinkoff. Bakelants lost the leaderâ€™s jersey because his RadioShack team finished way back. He narrowly avoided a crash as he came close to hitting some railings. Froome was three seconds behind Gerrans, who is not considered a Tour challenger, and two-time Tour champion Contador was six seconds behind Froome. The peloton returned to mainland France after three stages in the searing heat and sinewy climbs of Corsica.