UCLA courts law dean
The dean of the Kansas University School of Law is one of four finalists for the same position at the University of California-Los Angeles.
Steve McAllister, who has been on the KU faculty since 1993 and dean since 2000, will participate in interviews Wednesday and Thursday in Los Angeles. UCLA officials approached him earlier this year to apply for the job.
"I don't know what my chances are," McAllister said. "I'll go out there and give it my best. That said, I could be quite happy with staying here the rest of my career."
McAllister, who also has been interim director of the Dole Institute of Politics since December, called the UCLA law school a "powerhouse" that was ranked fifth in the nation among public law schools and 16th in the nation overall. Its faculty and enrollment are each about twice that of KU's law school.
Court upholds 1999 murder conviction
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld the conviction and life sentence of a man convicted in the 1999 murder of a rural Jefferson County marijuana dealer.
Defendant Noah Gleason had appealed his conviction claiming he didn't receive effective assistance of counsel or an appropriate sentence.
A jury convicted Gleason of felony murder in 2002 after finding he orchestrated an attempted burglary of money and marijuana in October 1999 at Clarence Rinke's home. Rinke was killed by a shotgun blast after he walked in on the burglary.
Pump Patrol seeks deals
The Journal-World has found Lawrence gasoline prices as low as $1.70 at Presta Phillips 66, 602 W. Ninth St., and Citgo, 2005 W. Ninth St.
If you find a lower price, please report it to the Pump Patrol at 832-7154.