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Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew is expecting about $32,500 in new costs for running elections next year, largely because of the stateâ€™s new voter identification laws. â€œI did build in some requests for anticipated costs for implementation of the new law,â€? Shew said. â€œI added additional temp employees who will be responsible for following up with voters to get documentation, additional printing for additional COUNTY notices and mailings, and more postage, anticipating a large COMMISSION increase in mailings to voters.â€? Election officials are preparing for a busy 2014, when there will be races for governor and other statewide elected offices, as well as a U.S. Senate race, congressional races,
Find shows T. rex really was a â€˜monsterâ€™ and not a mere scavenger, KU scientists say
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You might not guess it if youâ€™ve watched â€œJurassic Park,â€? but Rendering by Shutterstock for about 100 years, some paleontologists have argued that the famed dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex was actually a scavenger that fed on carcasses, not the fearsome predator many imagine. But now thereâ€™s no doubt that the T. rex was at the top of the dinosaur food chain, a group of Kansas University researchers says. Theyâ€™ve discovered evidence that the T. rex was indeed a killer. â€œThe monster is real,â€? said David Burnham, a paleontologist at KUâ€™s Biodiversity Institute. Burnham, a preparator for the vertebrate paleontology Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo lab, was one of four KU PALEONTOLOGIST DAVID BURNHAM and others at KUâ€™s Biodiversity Center have found what they researchers, including believe is conclusive proof that the Tyrannosaurus Rex was indeed a predator and not just a scavthe late paleontologist enger. Burnham is holding a cast of a fossil backbone from a hadrosaur, which has a T. rex tooth Please see DISCOVERY, page 2A embedded in it. The fossil was recently found in the Hell Creek Formation in South Dakota by a student of Burnhamâ€™s. The late KU paleontologist Larry Martin, left, contributed to the research.
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TOPEKA â€” With the economy rebounding, most states are increasing funds to higher education. Not Kansas. Kansas was one of only five states, along with Louisiana, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming, that chopped funding to public universi- Kansas Board ties, according to the Ameri- of Regents can Association of State Col- Vice Chairman Kenny Wilk, of leges and Universities. Meanwhile, 37 states fund- Basehor, says ed universities at a higher that increasing amount for the fiscal year funding to higher that started July 1 than the education was previous fiscal year. Five key to helpstates provided flat funding ing the Kansas economy. this year compared to last. Data from New Mexico and North Carolina werenâ€™t available by the time the study was completed last week, and Missouriâ€™s figure could change based on the stateâ€™s General Assembly in September, the report said. Please see CUTS, page 2A
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Services for Chester F. Low are pending and will be Larry Martin, to contribannounced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Chester ute to an article on the disdied Sun., July 14th at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. covery published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy YLE OUNG of Sciences. Their clue came from Funeral services a fossil from a different for Lyle E. Young, 91, dinosaur: two connected Lawrence, will be held vertebrae from a hadroThursday, 1:00 p.m., saur, sometimes called a July 18, 2013 at First “duck-billed” dinosaur. Presbyterian Church in Robert DePalma, then Lawrence. Private burial a KU graduate student, will be at Memorial brought the fossil to BurnPark Cemetery in ham several years ago afLawrence. Lyle passed ter he collected it from away peacefully, Sunday the Hell Creek Formation July 14, 2013 at Lawrence in South Dakota, an area Mason, a member of the Presbyterian Manor. Lyle was born the Royal Order of Jesters fertile with dinosaur foseldest son in Clifton, of Overland Park, KS, sils. DePalma, who now KS on February 28, 1922 member of The Shrine- works at the Palm Beach to Glenn and Remore Acadia Lodge #9, The Museum of Natural HisYoung. He graduated Scottish Rite Bodies in tory in Fort Lauderdale, from Clifton High School Lawrence, the Abdallah Fla., asked Burnham why in 1939. He worked for Temple, Past President the vertebrae had formed Lawrence Shrine an odd lump, wondering Northern Natural Gas of Company until he enlisted Club, Charter Member if perhaps the bone had in the Army Air Force and of the Jayhawk Fire been diseased. But after they’d blasted became a flight engineer Brigade, member of the the mud and debris off the American Legion Post out of San Antonio and then Laredo, Texas. After 14, and a life member of fossil, they saw that the the war, Lyle went to AT&T Pioneers Club. two vertebrae had fused work for Southwestern Lyle was also a former together because a tooth Bell Telephone Company deacon for Lawrence First was lodged between them, Church, causing the bones to heal in 1946 and retired after Presbyterian former member of around it. nearly 38 years in 1984 a That suggested that as Manager of Network the Elks Lodge#0595, Maintenance for AT&T. The Lyons Club, and the whatever had left its tooth Many of these years Lawrence Chamber of there had attacked the hadrosaur while it was he was the Wire Chief Commerce. still alive. Lyle will be in Lawrence and saw “We said, ‘Well, the introduction of remembered for his wit, wouldn’t it be neat if it was humor and wisdom he telephones in the dorms shared with all. He was a T. rex?’ ” Burnham said. of KU students. If it was, the implication Lyle met his wife, Faye, a Winter Texan, RV in 1946 and they were camping enthusiast, a KU would be that the T. rex married on April 10, 1947. fan, and treasured by his was indeed a hunter, not a scavenger. He is survived by his many friends and family. In lieu of flowers, the beloved wife, Faye and his younger sister, Lenore family would appreciate Smith of Topeka, KS. He donations to Children’s Hospital or was proud of his twin Mercy children, Bob (Sherry) Shriners Hospitals for of Topeka, KS and Barb Children and may be CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A Innes (Bob) of Overland sent in care of WarrenPark, KS, grandchildren, McElwain Mortuary. Online condolences and elections for the KanJennifer Young, Michael may be sent to www. sas House of RepresentaYoung and Stephen tives. Innes and many nieces warrenmcelwain.com. The draft budget that Please sign this and nephews. Lyle was commissioners preceded in death by guestbook at Obituaries. county approved for publication LJWorld.com. his brother, Leonard last week includes about and his grandson, Scott $350,000 for the clerk’s Kristopher Innes. office in 2014. That’s an Lyle was a 32nd degree increase of $32,735, or about 10 percent, over the clerk’s budget in 2010, the ONALD AY INDALL most recent comparable election year. Most of that Donald “Quack” increase, Shew said, is reRay Kindall, age 58, of lated to the cost of impleSalina, died Friday, July menting the new voter 12, 2013. He was born to identification rule. Cloyce and Ethel Kindall “I budgeted for what I 11/18/1954 in Salina, Ks. felt was worst case sceDon was proceeded nario,” Shew said. “If we in passing by his were assisting thousands father Cloyce Kindall, of voters with documents, grandparents Fred and I will need staff to take on Grace Kindall, Carl that burden beyond what and Esther Beineke, construction, the staff is currently doing his father-in-law Virgil Johnson Ericson, brother-in-laws drove a livestock tractor at that time.” Shew also doubled balKeith Ericson and Randal trailor for his father lot costs, anticipating that Cloyce Kindall, and was Ericson. Don is survived by currently working for the legislature will pass a his loving wife of 33 the Pepsi Cola Bottling bill putting local elections years Nancy Kindall of Company in Salina, KS for into the fall of even-numbered years, which would Salina, Ks. Their two the past 33 years. Visitation will be held result in multiple-page sons Dustin Kindall and Darren Kindall of Kansas Thursday July 18th at ballots, he said. In 2011, Kansas enacted City, Mo. Mother Ethel Ryan Mortuary 137 N 8th a new law that requires St Salina, Ks from 5-8pm. Tibbits and husband Riley Tibbits of Minneapolis, Services will be at 11 am voters to show a photo ID Ks. Mother-in-law Friday July 19th at Trinity at the polls. And starting Marilyn Ericson of Salina, United Methodist Church this year, the law requires Ks. Sister and brother- 901 E Neal St. Salina people signing up to vote in-law Joyce and Bob Ks. In lieu of flowers Schaffer of Lawrence, Ks. the family requests all Brother Richard Kindall memorials sent to Ryan of Kansas City, Kansas. Mortuary 137 N 8th St Memorials Sister Sharon Kindall of Salina, Ks. Lawrence, Ks. Sister-in- will be forwarded on law Marsha Ericson of to The University of CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A Jewell, Ks. Along with Kansas Hospital Medical numerous nieces and ICU Unit 63 for the The survey showed that compassionate medical after significant budget nephews. Don was raised and care Don received. cuts to higher education Please sign this during the Great Recesworked on the farm in Minneapolis, Ks. He guestbook at Obituaries. sion, states’ economies also worked for Dub LJWorld.com. were improving, and that was good news for higher education. “Two years removed Only in Lawrence nominations sought from the largest decline It’s time again for Only munity run smoothly? Who in state higher education in Lawrence, the Lawrence do you know who’s special to funding in nearly a half Journal-World’s salute to a small segment of Lawrence century, state lawmakthe unsung heroes who and deserves to have his ers have used increases in make life in Lawrence so contributions heralded to a state revenues to begin respecial. wider audience? investing in public higher In 2011 and 2012 we feaSend me your suggeseducation,” the AASCU tured dozens of people and tions, along with a few report said. In fiscal year groups that make Lawrence sentences explaining what 2012, only eight states had Lawrence — from longtime makes the person you increased funding. coaches and volunteers to recommend special, how to The average increase in the committee that puts on reach that person by phone higher education funding the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. or email, and how to reach this year was 3.6 percent. Now it’s time for you to you by phone and email. Of the states that cut help us with the 2013 Only Please email me, funding, Louisiana’s was in Lawrence honorees. Who firstname.lastname@example.org, by the deepest at 17.6 percent. do you know whose efJuly 28. Put “Only in LawIn Kansas, Republicans forts make our community rence” in the subject line. approved approximately brighter? Whose name is We’ll publish this year’s $44 million in cuts to uninever in the newspaper but winners in September. versities over two years. — Julie Wright, managing For each of those years, the whose actions make some editor schools are looking at cuts important aspect of our com-
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these things could chase you and eat you.”
— David Burnham, a paleontologist at KU’s Biodiversity Institute and part of a research group that says the Tyrannosaurus Rex was a predator and not just a scavenger that fed on carcasses Burnham and the other KU researchers already believed that was the case. But for the last century, some paleontologists had questioned the T. rex’s status as the “apex predator,” the top of the food chain, of its environment about 66 million years ago, he said. They proposed that it was too big, too slow and too fragile to chase down and catch live prey. “It was debatable because there wasn’t definitive evidence,” Burnham said. “We would find bones that had been bitten and chewed, and opponents just said, well, that was evidence of scavenging.” Knowledge about exactly how 65 million-year-old dinosaurs behaved is hard to come by, Burnham said. And when they measured the tooth, its serrations — which serve as a fingerprint-like indicator that can identify a dinosaur by species — they found that it did come from a T. rex. As DePalma put it, according to Burnham: “We crowned the king.” The T. rex had hunted down a piece of live prey, and it had attacked fiercely enough to lodge a tooth in its backbone, even if it somehow escaped.
“We thought it, or we believed it. Now we know it,” said Bruce Rothschild, one of the paper’s other authors. Rothschild, a KU research associate as well as a professor of medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University, used a CT scan conducted at Lawrence Memorial Hospital to confirm that the tooth was from a T. rex. The article is one of several authored partly by Martin that have been or will be published after his death. A prolific researcher, he also contributed to a book that’s still to be released and left a number of other projects unfinished that Burnham hopes will be picked up by others. “We like the idea that papers are still coming out with Larry’s name on it,” Burnham said. “He was such a big force in paleontology.” Now, thanks to his and others’ work, any child — or adult — who has imagined the T. rex as the most fearsome of dinosaurs can continue to do so. “You look at this hadrosaur vertebra with this tooth in it, and it’s kind of chilling,” Burnham said. “I mean, these things could chase you and eat you.”
for the first time to show proof of U.S. citizenship in order to register. That law was pushed by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a Republican, who has gained a national reputation for advocating laws aimed at curbing illegal immigration and alleged voter fraud by noncitizens. The law has created headaches for an estimated 11,000 would-be voters in Kansas — including 434 in Douglas County, as of Monday — whose voter registrations are “in suspense” because they attempted to register when they renewed their driver’s license, where proof of citizenship is not required. Shew said that about one-third of all new registrations received since the new law took effect have been held up because of the proof-of-citizenship requirement. And if that trend continues, he expects there could be “a couple thousand voters in suspense” by the November 2014 elections. Jeannine Koranda, spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Revenue, said that under the federal “motor voter” law, people must be allowed to fill out voter registration forms whenever they apply for a driver’s license or renew their old license.
When they do, Koranda said, that information is forwarded to the Secretary of State’s office. But because Kansas law does not require proof of citizenship to renew a driver’s license, the department does not ask for that information, and so the material sent to the Secretary of State is not sufficient to complete their registration. According to Shew, that will result in additional mailing costs to notify those voters that their registrations are incomplete, and instructing them on how to show proof of citizenship. He said it is also likely to result in a larger number of provisional ballots being cast in next year’s elections, and that will result in additional staff and mailing expenses. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a similar law in Arizona. Kobach has said that ruling does not affect Kansas because the law here is different from Arizona’s, but some lawmakers disagree. Senate minority leader Anthony Hensley, a Topeka Democrat, has asked for a formal attorney general’s opinion about whether the Kansas law is still valid. Attorney General Derek Schmidt, a Republican, has not yet issued that opinion.
of about 3 percent. Gov. Sam Brownback, also a Republican, signed the cuts into law but said he would work to restore funding next year. Kansas Board of Regents Vice Chairman Kenny Wilk, of Basehor, said on Monday that increasing funding to higher education was key to helping the Kansas economy. “It’s not just about the universities,” Wilk said. “It’s about the overall health and well-being of our state and growing our economy. I think it’s a great investment.” Regent member Ed McKechnie, of Arcadia, said increasing the number of people with postsecondary degrees lowers the unemployment rate and raises the standard of living. “That is why there is a state interest to invest in education,” he said. Both Wilk and McKechnie are former legislators; Wilk a Republican, and McKechnie, a Democrat. But while House Speaker Ray Merrick, R-Stilwell, agreed that higher education plays an important
role in the state’s economy, he added, “However, that does not mean they should not be held accountable for the way they spend taxpayer money. There seems to be an appetite for spending more dollars every year.” He said tuition increases have far exceeded the rate of inflation since 2000, adding that he “would like to see them (universities) be more budget conscious.” Regents members have said recent tuition increases were higher because the Legislature reduced funding. Mary Jane Stankiewicz, a spokeswoman for the regents, said state funding for state universities is less now than in 2001. “The reduction of state funding has shifted costs from the state to the students. State funding has not kept up with inflation or the rising cost of doing business,” she said. Under the budget bill, the Kansas University Medical Center will lose $8.3 million over two years, and the Lawrence campus, $5.3 million.
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Lawrence attorney Margie Wakefield, a Democrat, announced Monday that she is considering a challenge to U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, RTopeka, in the 2014 election. Wakefield said people are disillusioned with Congress and that Jenkinsâ€™ vote last week on the farm bill was a vote against Kansas values and in favor of Washington politics. House Republicans approved a farm bill after stripping out the food stamp program used by 48 million Americans. Wakefield said the conWakefield nection of farm subsidies with the food stamp program was a key alliance formed 40 years ago by former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, RKan. and Democratic U.S. Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota. â€œThe Farm Bill was one of Senator Doleâ€™s greatest accomplishments, a legacy of bi-partisan cooperation,â€? said Wakefield, who once worked for Dole. â€œIâ€™m outraged that Lynn Jenkins once again put partisan politics before the best interests of Kansas families.â€? Jenkins said she voted for the farm bill without the food stamp program because cur-
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MARIA MCKEE, WHO WILL BE A SENIOR at Free State High School this fall, draws an Old West Lawrence landscape Monday in the 700 block of Louisiana Street. McKee and high school students are taking part in a summer Architecture and Landscape Drawing class at the Lawrence Arts Center taught by Pat Nemchock. In the background, at left, is Maria Ferrara, also a Free State senior.
Controversy over applicantsâ€™ names is really about future of Kansas courts By John Hanna Associated Press
TOPEKA â€” Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has riled his centrist and liberal critics by declaring that he wonâ€™t release the names of the applicants for a new seat on the Kansas Court of Appeals under a new system that increased the power he and Please see ATTORNEY, page 8A legislators will have over the ap-
of Brownbackâ€™s critics. They see the changes for the stateâ€™s secondhighest court as part of a larger campaign to ensure that the GOP conservatives who control the executive and legislative branches of state government also take over its appellate courts. Under a law that took effect this month, Brownback will appoint
The Kansas University Endowment Association announced a rare kind of gift Monday, thanks to one of the last wishes of a KU alumnus who died in 1999. Barbara Werbe Meek, a 1960 KU graduate who lives in Baton Rouge, La., has committed to a $1 million gift to KU, the Endowment Association announced. The gift is unrestricted, meaning it can be used for any pur- Meek pose at KU with the approval of the Endowmentâ€™s executive committee. â€œAn unrestricted gift of this size is really welcomed by the university, and the most important type of giving,â€? said Dale Seuferling, the Endowmentâ€™s president. And Meek chose to give in that fashion because of a wish her late husband, Richard Meek, made shortly before his death in 1999, according to a KU release.
pointment of its judges. Kansans will get little or no information about whoâ€™s under consideration until Brownback names a nominee, after more than 30 years of seeing a full list of applicants. Thereâ€™s also the irony of a new system promoted as more accountable to the public actually cutting off scrutiny of candidates early in the process. But a bigger issue fuels the angst
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BRIEFLY Veteran on trial for grenade possession WICHITA (AP) â€” A survivalist who feared the world economy was on the verge of collapse faces trial in federal court in Wichita for possession of unregistered destructive devices. Alfred Dutton,a 67-yearold veteran of both the U.S. Army and U.S. Marines, goes to trial today for illegally having grenades. Investigators also found anti-government materials on his computer along with a â€œmanifestoâ€? on how make an ammonium nitrate bomb. Numerous containers of that chemical were found along with fireworks, ammunition, gunpowder and firearms. The defense contends the prosecution is trying to paint Dutton as a â€œmad bomberâ€? with plans to take on the U.S. government. His attorney portrays him as a veteran who collected military items and was preparing to sell collectible World War II-era hand grenades on eBay.
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Brownback monitoring scale accuracy issues TOPEKA (AP) â€” Gov. Sam Brownback is monitoring efforts by the Kansas Department of Agriculture to increase the accuracy of heavy-capacity scales. The department has been criticized for a lack of accuracy in its regulation of more than 4,000 large scales used to weigh scrap metal, recyclables, agricultural products and other goods. Brownback told the Topeka Capital-Journal that Kansasâ€™ system, which uses licensed private inspectors to certify scales with follow-up inspections by state staff, may need some changes. The former state agriculture secretary has met with state agriculture staff about the issue. However, the Republican governor said the result of the â€œcheck the checkersâ€? program is better than when scales were examined only by state inspectors.
â€œWe had a terrible quality program before we made the changes when I was agriculture secretary. We were having inaccuracy of scales at a high percent when it was strictly a staterun program,â€? Brownback said. â€œItâ€™s continued through multiple administrations so people havenâ€™t changed the program, but I think itâ€™s time to tweak and look at it and see if weâ€™re getting it done right.â€? The governor helped develop the semi-privatized system when he was secretary from 1986 to 1993. The Division of Weights and Measures oversees the large scales. Spot checks by the stateâ€™s three inspectors approved 19 of the 72 large scales between July 2012 and February 2013. Of the 72, records show that 34 failed to meet state accuracy standards. The Department of Agriculture has promised changes in enforcement of the accuracy.
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KJRSTEN ABEL RUCH, 4-H PROGRAM COORDINATOR AT THE DOUGLAS COUNT EXTENSION OFFICE, 2110 Harper St., sits on a stability ball at her desk instead of in a chair to help straighten her posture and strengthen her core. Douglas County Extension staffers are among office employees who are choosing to stand rather than sit or use other ergonomically friendly methods to avoid chronic pain and stiffness and otherwise improve their health.
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Employees stand, adjust office desks to help prevent health issues equipment from the getgo rather than having to replace it down the line. â€œWeâ€™re not a one-sizefits-all society,â€? she said. â€œSome chairs fit smaller people better; some fit taller people. We shouldnâ€™t order a chair just because itâ€™s a good price; we should order it because itâ€™s the right chair.â€? Kristen Walker, who works in the corporate compliance office at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, has been sitting on a balance ball every day for the last two and a half years â€” and couldnâ€™t imagine life without it. She no longer suffers from the back or hamstring problems she had from sitting in a regular office chair, the latter the result of her feet not being long enough to reach the floor. â€œI definitely know that Iâ€™m in better shape simply because Iâ€™m subconsciously forced to engage my muscles rather than sitting and slumping,â€? she said, calling it â€œexercising without actually exercising.â€? â€œWhether you realize it or not, you are constantly moving, rocking backward and forward.â€?
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Kjrsten Abel Ruch and Pam Heikes were both standing on a recent day at work. That wouldnâ€™t be out of the ordinary at a factory or warehouse, but they work at an office, where they spend most of the day looking at a computer screen. The Douglas County Extension staffers are among office employees â€” in Lawrence and across the country â€” who are choosing to stand rather than sit or use other ergonomically friendly methods to avoid chronic pain and stiffness and otherwise improve their health. This trend follows recent data showing that sitting for extended of periods negates exercising later in the day and that many work-related injuries are chronic and repetitive rather than acute in nature. Some office employees now have treadmill desks that move at a snailsâ€™ pace but keep the body active; others sit on exercise balls to prevent slouching and strengthen their core muscles. Kim King, a physical therapist at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, tries to help local employers and individuals prevent disorders like tendinitis, carpel tunnel and tennis elbow before they happen, as 60 percent of workersâ€™ compensation cases are the result of cumulative trauma disorders like poor
â€œI definitely know that Iâ€™m in better shape simply because Iâ€™m subconsciously forced to engage my muscles rather than sitting and slumping.â€? â€” Kristen Walker, who works in the corporate compliance office at Lawrence Memorial Hospital
SUGGESTIONS Kim King, a physical therapist at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, has these recommendations to make your work station more ergonomically friendly:
Sit with your elbows, knees, hips and feet at 90-degree angles;
Make sure your computer screen is at or below eye level;
Take micro-breaks â€” get up, walk around, stretch â€” every 20 minutes posture and bad body mechanics. She gives ergonomics evaluations at about one or two Lawrence workplaces a week, giving employees tips on how to make their work stations more ergonomically friendly. Among her recommendations are to sit with your elbows, knees, hips and feet at 90-degree angles; make sure your computer screen is at or below eye level; and take micro-breaks â€” get up, walk around, stretch â€” every 20 minutes.
Several recent studies have highlighted the danger of sitting for long periods of time, finding that the longer people sit, the greater their risk of dying prematurely, even if they exercise regularly. Extended sitting has been shown to slow the bodyâ€™s metabolism, increasing the chances of obesity, heart disease and diabetes. A Mayo Clinic specialist compared the cardiac damage from sitting most of the day with that of smoking. King also calls laptops an â€œergonomic nightmareâ€? and suggests putting them on a monitor stand and using a separate keyboard to keep forearms parallel to the floor and arms relaxed and at your sides. In addition, she recommends employers buy the right
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HEALTH NOTES Eastside Village to host fundraiser
helping neighbors. It just seems like an idea thatâ€™s time has come.â€? Eastside Village LawThe fundraiser will be rence, an in-progress held on Thursday from organization created last 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the summer, is hosting its first Union Pacific Depot, 402 public fundraiser Thursday. N. Second St. Baskets of The group is part of the merchandise donated from nationwide Village to Villocal stores will be raffled lage Network, which helps off. There will be food, communities establish a live music from local band network of volunteers with- Fresh Picked, and three in neighborhoods to provide presentations, including one services to senior citizens. from Wyatt Townley, the In the village concept, newly appointed Kansas members pay an annual fee poet laureate. of $300 and are given one Uffman said that pronumber to call for services ceeds from the fundraiser including plumbing, house- will be used to activate the keeping and transportation, program. to name a few. To donate before or after The Lawrence organithe fundraiser, visit dczation has been working cfoundation.org/donors and to establish a village in click â€œdonate online.â€? Then, neighborhoods east of Mas- select Eastside Village Ensachusetts Street, including dowment Fund and enter an North Lawrence. amount. All donations are â€œThere are so many of tax-deductible. us getting old and wonderâ€œThis is our big jump ing what comes next,â€? said to try to get some money Bonnie Uffman, who has together so we can start,â€? spearheaded the creation of she said. â€œThere are exEastside Village Lawrence. penses to do anything, and â€œThis is about neighbors if we donâ€™t have money in
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had less neck and shoulder pain, and sheâ€™s felt less drowsy at work. Recent studies have revealed that the majority of U.S. office employees wish they didnâ€™t spend most of their working hours sitting, say they would be more productive if they could work on their feet, and wished their jobs offered desks that gave them the option of sitting or standing. These local examples show that, with a little initiative, employees can come up with their own solutions. â€œWeâ€™re starting to become more health conscious as a society,â€? said Abel Ruch, â€œand weâ€™re trying to do it on our own rather than having it force fed.â€?
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been an active person for much of her life, playing sports like rugby. But after getting a full-time job, she ran into a problem that many young professionals struggle with: the transition to a sedentary life. She started suffering from shoulder and hip pain, eventually realizing it was being caused by the way she sat at her desk. While searching the Internet, she found a stand â€” $175 from Amazon.com â€” she could put her laptop on that allowed her to be on her feet at work. â€œI feel Iâ€™m more productive when I stand up â€” itâ€™s hard to be lazy when youâ€™re standing,â€? she said. â€œI have also better posture, and my back and shoulder
donâ€™t bother me as much as they used to.â€? After Heikes saw Abel Ruch start standing in December, she thought doing so might help relieve the neck, back and shoulder pain she had been experiencing. In her role as the frontdesk office professional at the extension office, she has sat for much of the past 15 years. She had tried switching office chairs on numerous occasions to relieve her issues, but nothing worked. Earlier this year, she found a contraption online â€” about $400 from JustStand.org â€” that allowed her to move her computer monitor up and down and side to side. Since getting the standing desk in April, Heikes hardly sits anymore, estimating that sheâ€™s on her feet about 75 percent of the time now. She has also
Fact and fiction: Poison ivy By Ryan Neuhofel
Health department honored for project The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department was honored Thursday for its project â€œDeveloping Tools for Improving Compliance with Child Care Licensing Regulations.â€? The project received the Model Practice Award from the National Association of County and Health Officials. The award is meant to honor programs that demonstrate the collaboration between local health departments and community partners to address local public health issues. The health departmentâ€™s project was picked because it reflected strong collaboration, innovation and value through evaluation. The department was one of 38 public health initiatives to receive the award.
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The Benders, a family of serial killers who reportedly murdered at least 11 people in the 1870s, owned an inn/general store (where they are said to have procured their victims) in the southeastern Kansas county of Labette, northeast of the town of Cherryvale.
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John Rhodes, professor, Wichita “I’ve been complaining about it, and I need to, but no.”
Curt Brungardt, professor, Hays “I know I should, but I have not.”
Rachel Geyer, admissions associate at Lawrence Humane Society, Lawrence “No, I don’t really have much room in my office for that.”
Ben Ahlvers, exhibitions director at Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence “I recently uncluttered my desk enough so I could find my computer.”
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Man shot at party identified WICHITA (AP) — Wichita police have identified a man shot to death at a weekend party. The Wichita Eagle reports that 27-year-old James Gary was killed in the shootout early Sunday. Lt. Scott Heimerman says four other people were injured, including two critically. The shooting occurred at a warehouse that had been rented out for a party. Police say more than 100 people had gathered at the warehouse and parking lot when arguments broke out and shots were fired. Heimerman, head of the department’s gang unit, says the shooting is gangrelated.
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Police: Murder suspect made bombs WICHITA (AP) — The suspect killed in a 32-hour standoff with police at a Wichita apartment complex last week had been taking drugs and making bombs, police said Monday. Wichita police chief Norman Wiilliams said Jared Lee Woosypiti, 24, had been wanted for attempted first-degree murder in a July 4 stabbing of a woman in Derby. The standoff began Wednesday afternoon, shortly after Woosypiti fired multiple rounds inside a Wichita Kmart while trying to rob the pharmacy. A citizen was able to get a partial license plate number as he fled the scene, which helped police find the stolen vehicle at the Southlake Village apartments, where a woman Woosypiti had
been dating lived. She was able to get out safely and told police about his drug consumption. The suspect had threatened that if police came into the apartment the building would go up “like the Fourth of July,” Williams said. The U.S. Marshalls office also informed Wichita police that Woosypiti had been making bombs and putting nails in them, he said, and family members had told authorities that he’d talked in the past about “suicide by cop.” Williams said Monday that the decision to shoot Woosypiti was made about 10 p.m. Thursday evening — based on a combination of the warrant for attempted firstdegree murder, the gunfire at Kmart and the apartment, refusing to comply with police orders, the bomb threat and
officers’ fatigue. “When you look at all these things, the decision was made by me to go ahead and take him out,” Williams said. Williams said that until the investigation is complete he couldn’t say who took the shot. “We were hesitant to remove him because we were worried about the possibility of booby traps,” he said. The Reno County sheriff’s office is leading an ongoing investigation into the incident at the request of Wichita authorities. More than 10 law enforcement agencies and more than 100 law enforcement officers were involved in the incident, said Reno County Sheriff Randy Henderson. “I will not jeopardize the integrity of this case by rushing,” Henderson
said. Williams said Woosypiti fired at officers five different times on Wednesday night. Later, police used water pressure cannons to knock down sheet rock to see inside the apartments and get tear gas inside. By early Thursday morning, Woosypiti said he was coming out, but didn’t, instead breaking through the wall into a neighboring apartment. As the standoff dragged into Thursday evening, a police dog and officers were sent into the apartment. When Woosypiti began firing at them, officers returned fire to provide cover, so the dog and officers could withdraw. Shortly thereafter, Williams said he gave the order to take the shot and “end this threat to our community.”
Judges Court of Appeals judges, subject to Senate confirmation. In the old system — still in place for the Kansas Supreme Court — a statewide commission screened applicants and named three finalists, with no role for legislators after the governor’s appointment. Five of the nine commission members are attorneys elected by other attorneys, and some Kansans of all philosophical stripes believe it has prevented the courts from tilting as far to the right as the rest of state government. “This discussion was started by people who are looking for excuses to maintain the status quo,” said Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Jeff King, a conservative Independence Republican. “This is more of a concern about the person making the appointments than the selection process.” Brownback argues that releasing the names of applicants for the Court of Appeals will discourage some qualified candidates from coming forward. His policy is in keeping with how Kansas governors traditionally have handled appointments to their Cabinets and other major positions, and it mirrors what happens in the system for picking federal
judges, in place since the U.S. Constitution was ratified 225 years ago. The judicial nominating commission started releasing the names of candidates in 1981, and in recent years has opened its interviews of appellate court applicants to the public. The commission’s deliberations on which candidates advance are closed, but the names of the finalists are public. Ryan Wright, executive director of the Kansas Values Institute, said the state’s residents won’t know what factors Brownback is considering when choosing his nominees. But the institute, critical of Brownback, his policies and the rightward shift of state government, already believes that the overriding factor will be fealty to conservative ideology. “This is really about remaking the courts,” Wright said. “They need a court system to rubberstamp the governor’s decisions.” Supporters of changing the selection system for Court of Appeals judges argue that the old screening process was too dominated by a small group of lawyers. The governor’s power was limited to choosing one of the three finalists; if he picked none of them, the Supreme Court chief justice made the decision. And, of course, legislators couldn’t block an appointment. “When you have both the executive and the leg-
islative involved in getting the best quality candidates you can, I think you’re, long-term, in a better position for your judiciary,” Brownback told reporters last week. In the late 1980s, Republican Gov. Mike Hayden, from western Kansans, said he wasn’t getting enough nominees for the appellate courts from his home region. Later, the commission faced questions about whether too few minority candidates advanced. But in recent years, conservatives have complained that the selection process favored centrist and left-of-center attorneys and judges with strong ties to the state’s legal establishment. Judicial selection also flared as a major concern after Supreme Court decisions in 2005 and 2006 that forced legislators to boost spending on public schools and again when the justices took up abortion cases. The interest this year comes with the Supreme Court considering a new school finance lawsuit. The Des Moines, Iowabased American Judicature Society, which favors “merit” selection, said in a study in March that a survey of states’ nominating commission members found they viewed themselves as an effective check on a governor’s power. They also said political considerations are a low priority in their decisions.
K.O. Myers, the society’s research and programs director, said that when a single party controls both the governorship and both legislative chambers, “it removes the need for them to consider any bipartisanship.” A nominating commission provides balance in such cases by focusing on nonpolitical factors, he said. “It’s telling,” Myers said. “That’s the part of the process that the governor and Legislature were so suspicious of.” The selection process for the Supreme Court hasn’t changed because it’s spelled out in the state constitution, and an amendment must be approved by two-thirds majorities in both legislative houses, then a simple majority of voters in a statewide election. King said that even with changes, Brownback easily could go two full, four-year terms without a retirement or death on the state’s highest court — making critics’ fears unfounded. But next year, legislators are likely to consider a conservative GOP proposal to strip the Supreme Court of most of its authority to hear appeals and make a newly reorganized Court of Appeals the final arbiter of many cases. So when Brownback said he won’t release the names of Court of Appeals applicants, his critics jumped as they worried about the larger future of the judiciary.
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rent agricultural policy is inefficient and outdated. “The House bill eliminates direct payments, improves crop insurance, and saves taxpayers nearly $20 billion,” Jenkins said. “This is progress, and will allow us to come together with the Senate and create a better system than we currently have today. Doing nothing, yet again, would have been irresponsible and put our food security at risk,” she said. Wakefield, a family law attorney, has lived in Lawrence for more than 30 years. She is currently chair of the Douglas County Democratic Party and 2nd Congressional District Caucus. The 2nd Congressional District includes all of Lawrence and Douglas County, and most of eastern Kansas, stretching from the state’s borders with Nebraska and Oklahoma. Wakefield said that over the next few months she will travel extensively through the 2nd district to listen to Kansans about their concerns. Jenkins, a former state treasurer and state legislators, defeated Democrat Nancy Boyda in 2008 and has won re-election twice.
Richard told Barbara to use a portion of their estate to leave the university a gift, and not just any gift. “He felt very strongly that an unrestricted gift was the most beneficial way to give to KU, because it gives the university the flexibility to decide how to best use the funds,” Barbara Meek said in the release. The Meeks met at a sorority/fraternity dance at KU, and they were married for nearly 40 years. Barbara earned a bachelor’s degree in education in 1960, while Richard received a bachelor’s in 1958 and a master’s in 1962, both in geology. He worked for Exxon for
many years in oil and gas discovery. One of the Meeks’ daughters also graduated from KU, and a grandson is a current KU undergraduate. Richard and Barbara had already given more than $100,000 to the university before this new gift, including a gift for a geophysics scholarship. “They’ve been consistent donors for many years,” Seuferling said. Seuferling said Barbara Meek’s commitment was “one of the largest gifts in recent memory” when it comes to unrestricted donations. Unrestricted gifts to the Endowment are dwarfed by gifts committed for specific purposes. For instance, in the 2012 fiscal year, the Endowment received about $2.3 million in unrestricted gifts — about 1.5 percent of its
$156.5 million in total gifts and commitments. The Endowment’s unrestricted gifts go into its Greater KU Fund. The money can be used for any purpose chosen by the KU chancellor, with the approval of the Endowment’s executive committee. KU’s biggest use of unrestricted funds, Seuferling said, is to fund student scholarships — about 2,100 of them in the 2012 fiscal year. They also fund faculty professorships and awards, graduate student support and Alumni Association events. The Greater KU Fund also pays for about 30 percent of Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little’s $492,650 salary, including all of the $60,000 increase approved earlier this summer by the Kansas Board of Regents.
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• Two Winchester women were taken to Kansas University Hospital by helicopter ambulance Saturday after a head-on collision in Jefferson County. The accident occurred about 11 a.m. in the 18200 block of Mooney Creek Road, near Winchester in northeastern Jefferson County, said Jefferson County Undersheriff Robert Chartier. Bonnie Kramer, of rural Winchester, was driving south on Mooney Creek Road in a 2006 Chrysler 300 when the car collided head-on with a 1996 Dodge Caravan traveling north, driven by Lisa Kramer, also of rural Winchester. Chartier said he believed the two women were related. Jefferson County and Winchester Fire Department emergency crews responded to the accident, where both drivers were extricated from the vehicles and transported by Life Star helicopter ambulance to Kansas University Hospital. Information about the condition of the two drivers was not available Monday. • A 41-year-old man was arrested Sunday afternoon in Lawrence on suspicion of failing to register as a sex offender. Lawrence police arrested Jermaine Dion Smith, who was convicted of aggravated indecent solicitation of a child in Wyandotte County in 2000, about 7:30 p.m. Sunday near 23rd Street and Naismith Drive, according to jail records. No fixed address was listed for Smith, and he was in Douglas County Jail on Monday without bond, awaiting transfer to the custody of U.S. marshals. Sunday was the second time Smith has been arrested for failing to register with authorities in Douglas County as required by his 2000 conviction, according to Kansas prison records. He was recently paroled to Douglas County after spending three months in Kansas prisons for parole violations. Smith had also been convicted of failing to register in Wyandotte County in 2004. • A 48-year-old Lawrence man was held in Douglas County Jail on Monday without bond after being arrested in connection with an alleged rape at an apartment in south Lawrence on Sunday. Lawrence police arrested the man after taking a report from a woman being treated for injuries at Lawrence Memorial Hospital about 4 a.m. Sunday, said Kim Murphree, a Lawrence Police Department spokeswoman. The victim told police she had been assaulted by a male acquaintance at an apartment on the city’s south side, was rendered unconscious, and thought she might have been sexually assaulted. The man was arrested about 5 p.m. Sunday at the Lawrence Police Department’s offices at 4820 Bob Billings Parkway. Police have interviewed him and are continuing to investigate, Murphree said. The man remained in jail Monday, with bond not yet posted. Douglas County prosecutors said the man may be charged early this week. The Journal-World generally does not name suspects in sex crimes unless they’re convicted.
HOSPITAL BIRTHS David and Crystal Bonnel, Lawrence, a boy, Monday.
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Tree-killing beetle found in Johnson Co. KANSAS CITY, KAN. (AP) — A beetle that has killed millions of ash trees in the eastern U.S. and parts of the South has been detected in Johnson County. The Kansas Department of Agriculture said Monday that emerald ash borer was found in a tree near the Johnson County landfill. Trees there were being inspected after the presence of emerald ash borer was found last summer in
Wyandotte County. The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the beetle’s presence in Johnson County on July 11. Ash trees become infested when adult beetles lay eggs on the bark, leading to larvae that bore into the tree. Kansas has enacted an emergency quarantine for Johnson County, similar to a quarantine in place in Wyandotte County.
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Verdict is in The jury has done its job in a widely debated Florida shooting case. It’s time for the media and the nation to move forward.
Florida jury has reached its decision in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, but, for better or worse, this case will continue to reverberate across the nation. After hearing what was described as “wildly conflicting” testimony about the events that led to Martin’s death, a jury of six women decided it didn’t have enough evidence to convict defendant George Zimmerman of any wrongdoing. In addition to the obvious loss of 17-year-old Trayvon, the notoriety of this trial will have a long-lasting impact on the Martin family. Although he now is free, Zimmerman also will draw continued focus and scrutiny. It seems likely that many cases similar to the one in Florida are handled by local authorities with little national attention. This case gained notoriety not only because it involved a black teen and a Hispanic man, but because it attracted the attention of groups and individuals who sought to use it to make a broader point about racism in America. That attention was further heightened by national media outlets, including several television networks that chose to offer gavel-togavel coverage of the Zimmerman trial. Martin’s death was a tragedy, perhaps a tragedy that signals a broader problem of racial bias in the nation’s law enforcement system. Unfortunately, conflicting testimony and evidence in this trial makes it difficult to draw broad conclusions. Supporters of Zimmerman and the Martin family will continue to hold differing views about the verdict, but the jury that weighed the conflicting evidence has reached a decision. It may not be the final word on this tragic case, but the nation should accept the verdict and move forward.
U.S. needs Afghanistan exit strategy If President Obama has any strategy for a decent exit from Afghanistan, he is certainly keeping it a secret. The latest White House effort to jump-start peace talks with the Taliban in Doha, Qatar, ended in an embarrassing fiasco. Then, last week, the White House once again floated the idea that it would pursue a “zero option” in Afghanistan, meaning Washington would leave no residual force behind after U.S. troops exit in 2014. If this is the new U.S. exit strategy, it is destined to fail. Some say floating the “zero option” is only a tactic to pressure Afghan President Hamid Karzai to be more cooperative with Washington. Others say the leak reflects Obama’s deep desire to wash his hands of the whole Afghan mess, and therefore could actually become American policy. I asked Ryan Crocker, one of America’s premier diplomats and a former ambassador to Afghanistan, what he thought, and his anger was palpable as he responded: “If it’s a tactic, it is mindless; if it is a strategy, it is criminal. “Nothing could encourage the Taliban more. The Pakistanis (who are helping the Taliban) will dig in harder. It will send Karzai in completely the wrong direction. “It invokes memories of the early 1990s,” Crocker added, referring to the time when the United States abandoned Afghanistan after the Soviet withdrawal, leaving behind a failed state that became a haven for terrorists. “It’s as if we’re telling the Afghans, ‘We’re tired, we’re going home, screw you.’” I agree with Crocker. Yet
If that government collapses, the country will plunge into civil war, with all of Afghanistan’s neighbors backing their proxies.” it’s clear that Americans are fed up with the long and costly war in Afghanistan. Obama hasn’t made the case for a continued troop presence and probably believes there would be little political or strategic cost to a zero option. If so, he is wrong. The importance of a residual military presence (of about 10,000 troops) is more about symbols than numbers. The main function of the troops would be to train and advise Afghans, but they would also symbolize a longterm U.S. commitment to the country’s stability. Toward that end, the United States signed a bilateral strategic partnership accord with Kabul last year, negotiated by Crocker. A zero option would undercut that accord and signal that Washington is ready to abandon its commitments. It would weaken congressional and international pledges to fund Afghan forces and economic development over the next decade.
Perhaps this doesn’t matter, you might say. Why should we be helping a corrupt Afghan government that feeds on Western aid? Answer: If that government collapses, the country will plunge into civil war, with all of Afghanistan’s neighbors backing their proxies. Pakistan will support the Taliban, while Iran, Russia, and India will back other factions. Afghanistan would once again become a failed state and potential terrorist haven, as it did in the 1990s. “We have seen this movie before,” said Crocker. Only this time, the movie would have dangerous new actors and far grimmer pyrotechnics than it did two decades ago. The blowback from terrorists within Afghanistan would threaten a highly unstable and nucleararmed Pakistan next door. And Washington would no longer have Afghan bases from which to carry out its favored antiterrorism policy: dispatching drones. Administration officials insist that the president is still undecided about the zero option. Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week, James Dobbins, the administration’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, said Obama “is still reviewing a range of options” and “has not made a decision about the size of a U.S. military presence after 2014.” But as the old saying goes, not to decide is to decide. Afghans are already making their decisions based on the belief that Obama wants a zero option. “The lack of clarity on this point has led to too much hedg-
ing in the region,” said Sen. Robert Menendez, D., N.J., the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. “Afghans who may otherwise be interested in building a fledgling democracy want to know that they will not be abandoned by the United States, as the Taliban claims they will be.” Afghans smell betrayal in the air. U.S. officials insist they won’t negotiate a deal with the Taliban behind the back of the Afghan government. Yet, at the Doha talks, the Taliban acted as if it were the real Afghan government, insisting it wouldn’t talk with the American “puppet” Karzai. Then came the hints of a “zero option.” No wonder Karzai is furious. In 1971, Henry Kissinger famously scribbled the phrase “We need a decent interval” in the margin of a briefing book that dealt with the withdrawal of American forces from South Vietnam. The phrase referred to his efforts to ensure there would be sufficient time between a U.S. troop exit and a likely communist takeover in Saigon — so that the Nixon administration wouldn’t be blamed for the defeat. That “decent interval” spanned two years, between the 1973 Paris peace talks with Hanoi and the 1975 fall of Saigon. Unless Obama commits to, and leads, a more coherent diplomatic strategy — with talks that involve all the regional players, not just Washington and the Taliban — there may be no “decent interval” before Afghanistan collapses. It could happen before the end of his second term. — Trudy Rubin is a columnist and editorial board member for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 16, 1913: YEARS “Get your grocerAGO ies and meat today IN 1913 for you may not get a chance to get more until Friday as tomorrow is the official day set for the Grocers and Butchers to hold their annual jollification ... The 17th of July has been set aside by the Butchers and Grocers of Lawrence as the one day during the year when all cares will be forgotten, all rivalry overlooked and everybody will be friends with everybody else. “ — Compiled by Sarah St. John
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Let us give the jury the benefit of the doubt. Let us assume that, within the narrow constraints of the evidence at hand and Florida’s bizarre gun laws, six good women rendered the only verdict they could Saturday night in acquitting George Zimmerman of murder and manslaughter in the killing of Trayvon Martin. Even so, the problem remains. Whatever legal closure it gives, this verdict does not satisfy, any more than a guilty verdict would have, the central moral question here: Why? Why did Zimmerman regard Trayvon as suspicious when all he did was wear a hooded sweatshirt while walking in the rain? Why did initial police reports designate Trayvon the suspect when he was actually the unarmed victim? Why was his assailant able to go home that same night? Trayvon’s parents have consistently rejected any notion that race played a role in his death. It was a smart position, reflecting a recognition that when race enters the conversation, reason often exits, compassion following close behind. But truth is, race has been there at every turn. If man and boy had both been black or white, we would never
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If man and boy had both been black or white, we would never have heard of either. There likely would not even have been a shooting.”
have heard of either. There likely would not even have been a shooting. For many of us as AfricanAmericans, that night was a recurring nightmare driven to a horrific conclusion. It was the driving-while-black traffic stops, the “born suspect” joke that isn’t, the cost of being black in a nation that considers black the natural color of criminality. Some people — most of them white and on the furthest right of the political spectrum — will disagree. For them, Zimmerman is the victim here, a man who acted justifiably to defend himself.
Race, they will say, did not enter the picture except afterward, when he was thrown to the mob because of it. And you wonder: What color is the sky on their world? A few years ago, “What Would You Do?,” an ABC-TV hidden-camera show, set up a situation where two actors posed as bike thieves in a public park, using bolt cutters and hack saws to cut a bike chain. The results were instructive. Over the course of an hour, a hundred people passed the white “thief” by with barely a glance. The black one had hardly gotten to work before a crowd of whites gathered around him, interrogating him, lecturing him, calling 911, even shooting cell phone video. Did race explain the disparity? “Not at all,” a white man who had harassed the black actor assured the cameras. “He could’ve been any color, it wouldn’t have mattered to me.” He doubtless believed what he said. For some of us, though, it has a tired, heard-before quality. It is, after all, the kind of thing some people always say when you complain of voter ID laws that will peel black voters off the rolls. Or when you condemn Republican presidential candidates for using “welfare” as
a dog-whistle word of racial acrimony. Or when an unarmed boy is killed and the man who did the killing doesn’t even spend the night in jail. But the answer to the moral questions that killing raises is not mysterious to some of us. We know how America is. We know, for instance, that it regards black men as inherently criminal, jails them disproportionately because of that belief, then points to the fact that they are disproportionately jailed as proof of that belief. We know, in other words, that where people who look like Trayvon are concerned, America is a little nuts. So we know what stalked Trayvon down that street last year. We know what killed him. And we know why the people who were paid to give a damn about that, didn’t. You see, we have not the luxury of self-delusion. We have sons and grandsons and nephews, and we must teach them, too, how America is. They are cocky and invincible in the way boys always are. And they all look like Trayvon. — Leonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald. He chats with readers from noon to 1 p.m. each Wednesday on www.MiamiHerald. com.
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JARED STONE WAS AWARDED AN EMMY at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Ceremony on June 16. The ceremony was held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. The award was presented for “Outstanding Daytime Promotional Institutional” to the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” creative editor. Jared, the son of Raymond and Judy Stone of Lawrence, is a 1995 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2000 graduate of Kansas University. Raymond Stone submitted the photo. Email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence, KS 66044.
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. Patrick Schlotterback, July 19-Aug. 10. Lumberyard Arts Center, 718 High
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campus. Gamer Night, 8 p.m., Burger Stand at the Casbah, 803 Massachusetts St., free. Free swing dancing lessons and dance, 8-11 p.m., Kansas Room in the Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. Geeks Who Drink pub quiz, 8 p.m., Phoggy Dog, 2228 Iowa St. Tuesday Night Karaoke, 9 p.m., Wayne & Larry’s Sports Bar & Grill, 933 Iowa St. Slideshow photography group, 8 p.m., Gaslight Gardens, 317 N. Second St.
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Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 a.m., Memorial Stadium, KU Campus, 1101 Maine St. Kaw Valley Quilters Guild - Kim Taylor: “Star Quilts as a Native American Symbol,” 9:30-11:30 a.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St. A Practical Guide to City Politics, 2:30 p.m., Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 Petefish Drive. Lawrence Farmers’ Market, 4-6 p.m., Parking Lot at 824 New Hampshire St. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County volunteer information, 5:15 p.m., 2518 Ridge Court. Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 p.m., South Park, south of Recreation Center, 1141 Massachusetts St. Lonnie Ray’s open jam session, 6-10 p.m., Slow Ride Roadhouse, 1350 N. Third St., free. Mad Men, the Twist, and Cold War Politics in Kansas, 1962: 1960s Popular Culture, 6-7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Lawrence City Commission meeting, 6:35 p.m., City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St. Free English as a Second Language class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St. Affordable community Spanish class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St. International Institute for Young Musicians (IIYM) Student Recital, 7:30 p.m. Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive, KU
St., Baldwin City. The Jacobean Drawing Room, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday, through July 31, Quayle Bible Collection, 518 Eighth St., Baldwin City. Lawrence Arts Center: “3D Song,” July 9-15; Michael Krueger “Canned Heat” exhibit, May 31 through Aug. 2; Jack Collins: New Work, June 28-Aug. 17; Monika Laskowska: “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. Monday-Saturday, 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, Pachamama’s 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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Wiggins awaits award fate By Gary Bedore
SUMMER SERIES PART 7
Kansas University freshman basketball sensation Andrew Wiggins arrived in Los Angeles on Monday for tonightâ€™s Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year awards ceremony in Hollywood. Wiggins, who was named boys basketball player of the year after averaging 23.4 points and 11.2 rebounds a game his senior season at Huntington (W.Va.) Prep, is a finalist with baseball player of the year Clint Frazier (Loganville, Ga., High), football player of the year Max Browne (Skyline, Wash., High), cross country runner of the year Edward Cheserek (St. Benedict Prep, Newark, N.J.), soccer player of the year Christian Roldan (El Rancho High, Pico Rivera, Calif.) and track athlete of the year Trayvon Bromell (Gibbs High, St. Petersburg, Fla). The athletesâ€™ first big event of the week was bowling Monday night at Lucky Strike in Hollywood. Browne, who is headed to USC, passed for 4,526 yards and 49 touchdowns his senior season. Bromell, who signed with Baylor, has the fastest 100-meter time of any U.S. high school runner in history (9.99). Cheserek, who is headed to Oregon, is two-time winner of the Foot Locker National CC championships. Please see HOOPS, page 3B
Youth served tonight NEW YORK (AP) â€” Flip on any highlight show and youâ€™re almost sure to see them, with those peach-fuzz faces and boyish features beneath their big league caps. Mike Trout makes a diving catch on the warning track. Manny Machado whacks another double into the corner at Camden Yards. Bryce Harper belts a tapemeasure home run or barrels into a catcher ... or an outALL-STAR field fence ... or whatever GAME stands in his When: 6:30 way. The next tonight generation of Where: New baseball stars York (Citi has arrived Field) â€” straight TV: FOX from the se- (cable chs. nior prom, it 4, 204) seems â€” and these guys are changing the complexion of the grand olâ€™ game. Derek Jeter is 39 and injured, left off the All-Star team for the first time in eight years. Matt Harvey is 24 and merciless, with a polished array of breaking pitches to complement 98 mph heat. â€œThese guys are coming up now with incredible talent, these young players,â€? National League manager Bruce Bochy said Monday at Citi Field, where the New York Mets are hosting the All-Star game for the first time since Shea Stadium opened in 1964. â€œI think they Please see ALL-STAR, page 8B
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SCENES FROM SOME OF THE WORST LOSSES IN THE BILL SELF ERA (WE KNOW IT HURTS): CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT, SELF AND ELIJAH JOHNSON (15) after a 2013 NCAA Tournament loss to Michigan; MARCUS MORRIS HANGING HIS HEAD late in a tourney setback to Virginia Commonwealth in 2011; BUCKNELL PLAYERS SWARMING THE COURT after a first-round upset of KU in the 2005 NCAAs; SELF UNABLE TO WATCH an unexpected loss at TCU five months ago; TYSHAWN TAYLOR DEJECTED after a regular-season loss at Missouri in 2012; RUSSELL ROBINSON (3) GETTING OUT OF THE WAY of celebrating Bradley players after KUâ€™s first-round ouster from the NCAAs in 2006; AND SELF SHOWING OFF HIS VERTICAL in a second-round loss to Northern Iowa in 2010.
A look at Selfâ€™s saddest setbacks J-W Staff Reports
Last month, at the NBA Draft in New York City, former Kansas University forward Ben McLemore and Michigan guard Trey Burke hung out together quite a bit. During the pre-draft media day, which included a couple of news conferences and a trip to the 9/11 Memorial at the site of the World Trade Center, McLemore and Burke could be seen talking, laughing and enjoying the once-ina-lifetime experience together.
No anger. No animosity. No nastiness about the fact that, just three months earlier, Burke and the Wolverines ended McLemoreâ€™s college career and KUâ€™s season with an improbable comeback that erased a double-digit deficit in the final few minutes and featured the shot of the NCAA Tournament, a 27-footer from Burke in the final seconds of regulation that tied the game and all but buried the Jayhawks. While the loss and the shot no doubt hurt him at the time, McLemoreâ€™s bond with Burke in the Big Apple was proof
that life did go on. And even though no one likes the feeling of losing, it is a part of life, as is learning how to deal with it. KU coach Bill Self has lost just 59 games during his first 10 years in Lawrence. His winning percentage (.836) during that time is among the best in college basketball and has surpassed the incredible standard set by his predecessor, Roy Williams. Because of their scarcity, many of those 59 losses have been tough for fans and players to swallow. Itâ€™s understandable. But if Jayhawks like McLemore can
move on and actually become close friends with guys like Burke, who not long ago sent McLemore into tears, shouldnâ€™t we at least be able to rehash those losses in a series of stories that mostly remembers the good times? Part 7 of this summerâ€™s series, which looks back at the top players and moments â€” and in this case some of the worst â€” of the Self era so far, focuses on a few of the most memorable losses during what has been a decade Please see LOSSES, page 3B
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