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Lawrence man receives pilot award

Longtime Lawrence resident Nelson Krueger has received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot award, which recognizes 50 consecutive years of safe flying without any incidents, accidents, violations or citations.

Death of Horrorshow director delays production

The opening night of EMU Theatre’s “Horrorshow VII: Tales of Monsters, Malevolence and Mercy” will be postponed until next week because of the death of one of the directors.

Junction City properties owned in part by Rock Chalk Park developer going to auction for unpaid taxes and fees

Geary County officials will auction off 182 Junction City building lots later this month for nonpayment of taxes and fees by a development group that includes Lawrence businessman and Rock Chalk Park partner Thomas Fritzel. An official with the Geary County attorney's office confirmed that lots owned by Fort Development LLC will be sold at an Aug. 28 sheriff's auction after at least three years of unpaid real estate taxes and special assessments. The property is part of the company's troubled Olivia Farms housing development. By Chad Lawhorn

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Survey taking stock of natural, historic assets

When white settlers first arrived in Douglas County, the rural area directly south of Lawrence in Wakarusa Township was probably among the most desirable places to live and farm. By Peter Hancock

Students learn the ropes of summer research project

On her second attempt at tree climbing using the single-rope technique, Rebecca Tripp quickly ascended a 15-foot rope hanging from a branch of a pin oak on the Baker University campus. “ “You want a higher tree, don’t you?” said Dan House, a member of Tree Climbing Kansas City, who was instructing the first-time climber in the technique. Tripp nodded yes — and lowered herself into her wheelchair. She and seven other students from around the country were being introduced to tree climbing Thursday as part of a two-month summer research project. By Elvyn Jones

Fire department checks KU campus building for natural gas smell

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews investigated a natural gas smell in a building on KU's Lawrence campus Monday morning.

Lawrence woman makes connection with Boston residents offering shelter after bombing

Hallie Velez, of Lawrence, made a connection with the people in Boston who opened their homes to take people in after Monday's bombing. She sent thank-you notes to several of those homeowners, and her deed gained notice in The Atlantic magazine. By Ian Cummings

DCCCA offers walk-in substance abuse counseling on Wednesdays

For those wondering if they have a problem with alcohol, or any drug, a Wednesday afternoon in April's Alcohol Awareness Month is a fine time to walk in, without an appointment, and talk about it with professional, say counselors at DCCCA.

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KU football player Nick Sizemore arrested on suspicion of DUI, leaving the scene of an accident

A senior Kansas University football player was arrested on suspicion of DUI early Sunday morning in the 1800 block of West Sixth Street.

Police seeking suspect in robbery of laptop at Lawrence Visitor Center

Police are seeking a suspect in the robbery of a laptop computer from an 80-year-old man at the Lawrence Visitor Center, 402 North Second St., early Saturday morning.

District Attorney Charles Branson files for third term

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces he will seek a third term in office.

Tornado Damage

Residents of Douglas County clean up after Tuesday's minor tornado that caused damage to at least five homes.

Delivering the LINK Thanksgiving meal

Deb Engstrom, Lawrence, has been in charge of getting out the LINK Thanksgiving meal, and this year was no exception as more than 300 meals were delivered to area residents on Thursday.

Lawrence resident hopes stem cell transplant will reverse disease symptoms

Kim Banning-Bohmann talks about her two-year battle with scleroderma, a life-threatening disease that causes hardening of the skin. She received a stem cell transplant in February in hopes of reversing the symptoms. It has yet to work, but she hasn't given up hope.

Crews hang city's Christmas lights

City crews started putting up the city's Christmas Lights on Monday November 1, 2011. The job should take about a week, and on November 24th the lights will turn on, creating a colorful glow in the city.

Field Leadership Exercise

KU Air Force ROTC student took to West Campus to refine their skills they've learned as they set up some scenarios ranging from a downed pilot to extracting POWs from prison and dealing with locals in a combat zone.

Doug Compton on 'The 901 Building'

Doug Compton, president of First Management Inc., talks about his seven-story apartment/retail/office project at Ninth and New Hampshire streets. The building will house a health club and office space, along with 55 apartments.

KU Custom motorcycle

Greg Zappala, of Knievel Motorcycles in Greenville, Pa., shows off the first Jayhawk custom motorcycle behind Allen Fieldhouse on Thursday Oct. 14, 2011. His company builds custom motorcycles for universities upon request. The Jayhawk motorcycle has a Bill Self motif complete with championship rings, and a Jayhawk on the tank.

Eudora High Wind Turbine

Bill and Bev Smalley, of Topeka, along with a worker from Westar Energy and students from Eudora High School spend Thursday Oct. 13, 2011, assembling a wind turbine that will make power for the concession stand and restrooms at Eudora High School's sports complex.

Markus Lisske, a German exchange student tries his foot at kicking for FSHS's football team.

Markus Lisske, a foreign exchange student from Germany at Free State High School, is trying his skills at American football by being a kicker on the football team.