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Archive for Saturday, April 30, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
Pat Hubbell, pharmacist and owner of Sigler Pharmacy, fills out a prescription order Sept. 21, 2010, near a large jar of discarded medicine. The collection amounted to about six months of unused medications dropped off at Sigler Pharmacy, 4951 W. 18th St. City, county officials organizing drop-off service for unused, unwanted medication Saturday
April 29, 2011 in print edition on 5A
Area public safety and environmental leaders say there are several reasons why Douglas County residents should drop off unwanted or old medication Saturday as part of the second National Medication Take-Back Day.
6:00 a.m.
From left, Markie Bieri, Deanell Tacha, Kathy Hurt, Polly Miranda, Sheryl Jacobs and Jane Budde watch the royal wedding live at Jane Budde's home at 4:30 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2011. Lawrence women gather to take in the sights of Britain’s royal wedding
April 29, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Jane Budde puts on this type of party every 30 years. At least, that’s been the case so far.
10:00 a.m.
The new Kansas Bioscience Park Venture Accelerator is located at 10900 S. Clay Blair Blvd., a street named in honor of the authority's first chairman. (Photo from April 13, 2011.) Brownback wants more oversight of the Kansas Bioscience Authority
April 29, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Gov. Sam Brownback on Friday pushed for more oversight of a state economic development agency that is under investigation.
2:00 p.m.
These cameras, recently installed behind stoplights in the westbound lane of Clinton Parkway at the northwest corner of Clinton Parkway and Wakarusa Drive, will be used by local law enforcement to search for license plates of vehicles of people suspected in crimes. Lawrence Police Department installs cameras to track license plates at intersection of Clinton Parkway and Wakarusa Drive
April 29, 2011 in print edition on 1A
There’s a new crimefighter in town, and it’s hanging from a traffic light in West Lawrence.
6:00 p.m.
Jerry Younger, the state's transportation engineer, talks to Ali Shutt of Eudora after a press conference in Olathe about safety measures on Kansas Highway 10. Shutt holds her daughter, Courtlynn, who was injured in an April 16 crash on K-10 that killed her brother, Cainan Shutt, 5. Transportation secretary makes case that cable barriers are no ‘silver bullet,’ but announces meetings to study their effectiveness on K-10
April 29, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Kansas Department of Transportation officials told reporters Friday afternoon that cable median barriers on divided highways weren’t a “silver bullet” in stopping all accidents as the state studies the safety of Kansas Highway 10

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Lawrence Home Builders Association shows this year’s home models
April 30, 2011 in print edition on A3
Saturday marked the beginning of the Lawrence Home Builders Association’s Spring Parade of Homes, as the public got a peek inside several newly constructed homes Saturday.
Texas drivers set sights on Jayhawk license plates
April 30, 2011 in print edition on A3
Soon Texas residents, too, might be able to display the Jayhawk logo proudly on their license plates.
Brownback points to legislative progress; Democrats say social issues wasted time
April 30, 2011 in print edition on A3
Gov. Sam Brownback says the 2011 legislative session has been about “jobs, jobs, jobs.” “That has been our primary focus,” Brownback said at a news conference last week as the Legislature resumed the session. But Democrats say Brownback, a Republican, and the Republican-dominated Legislature have been more about killing jobs and pleasing the GOP base on social issues.
Bankruptcies
April 30, 2011
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
City Commission agenda for May 3, 2011
April 30, 2011
City commissioners on Tuesday will consider approving two events that will cause downtown streets to be closed.
Drug take-back program sees boost in participants over last year
April 30, 2011 in print edition on A6
More than 135 people participated in a prescription drug take-back program in Lawrence on Saturday, a number that increased over last year’s totals of about 100 people.
Journal-World earns 22 Kansas Press Association awards
April 30, 2011 in print edition on A6
The Lawrence Journal-World news and advertising divisions were presented with 22 Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence on Saturday.
Wheel Genius for May 1, 2011
April 30, 2011 in print edition on A7
A portion of the Kansas River levee trail will be closed beginning this week for the construction of the Bowersock Mills & Power Co.’s new plant on the north bank of the Kansas River.
Two Olathe residents transported after motorcycle-deer accident on U.S. Highway 56
April 30, 2011 in print edition on A4
Two Olathe residents were transported to a Kansas City area hospital after their motorcycle collided with a deer on U.S. Highway 56 Friday night just east of Baldwin City.Two Olathe residents were transported to a Kansas City area hospital after their motorcycle collided with a deer on U.S. Highway 56 Friday night just east of Baldwin City, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol accident report.
Two arrested after overnight car chase on Interstate 70
April 30, 2011 in print edition on A4
Kansas Highway Patrol troopers arrested two Topeka residents after a high-speed car chase from Topeka to Lawrence on Interstate 70 early Saturday morning, said KHP Lt. Phil Bostian.
One transported after one-car injury accident on Sixth Street
April 30, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 28-year-old McLouth man was transferred to Lawrence Memorial Hospital following an injury accident near the intersection of Sixth and Kentucky streets in Lawrence early Saturday morning, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Ted Bordman.
Pump patrol
April 30, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.69 at several stations.
Lien registered to collect debt owed to KU
12:55 a.m., April 30, 2011 Updated 10:38 p.m. in print edition on A5
A former employee who owes Kansas Athletics Inc. $56,000 after pleading guilty for his role in a ticket-stealing conspiracy now faces the prospect of a lien in Douglas County.
Woman accused of running over boyfriend’s foot with vehicle charged
April 30, 2011 in print edition on A5
Prosecutors on Friday filed four charges against a 19-year-old Olathe woman accused of running over her boyfriend’s foot with a vehicle Thursday.
Class of ’61 reunion a golden opportunity
April 30, 2011 in print edition on A2
When Karen Weber Cancilla was previously on the Kansas University campus, things were different. Girls wore black skirts to class, a number of city streets weren’t paved, “West Side Story” had won a Best Picture Oscar and Dick Harp was coach of the men’s basketball team.
Space shuttle Endeavour launch delayed
April 30, 2011 in print edition on A6
The president was on his way. Space shuttle Endeavour’s astronauts were riding out to the launch pad in a van. And a wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had flown in from her Houston rehab hospital to watch her husband blast off Friday on the historic, next-to-last shuttle mission.
Even rescuers hobbled by worst tornadoes since 1932
April 30, 2011 in print edition on A6
Southerners found their emergency safety net shredded Friday as they tried to emerge from the nation’s deadliest tornado disaster since the Great Depression.
Around and About for April 30, 2011
April 30, 2011
Two Emporia State University alumni, Louis Copt and Linda Reimond, both of Lawrence, were honored with a reception and awards ceremony March 3 at Washburn University.
Military news for April 30, 2011
April 30, 2011
Army Pvt. Julia N. Magner has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Scouting news for April 30, 2011
April 30, 2011
Brownie Troop 1915 visited the Lawrence Humane Society, 1805 E. 19th St., April 21.
4-H news for April 30, 2011
April 30, 2011
The Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club met April 11 in the Dreher Building at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
Club news for April 30, 2011
April 30, 2011
University Bridge Club announces results of its April 23 meeting with hosts JoAnne Kready and Richard Quinn.
Chiefs pick intriguing LB in third round
April 30, 2011 in print edition on B1
A gifted linebacker who plummeted from first-round projection to third-round reality and insists he doesn’t even follow the NFL could be Kansas City’s most intriguing draft pick of 2011.
Hinrich injury casts pall on series
April 30, 2011 in print edition on B2
Jamal Crawford answered his phone before one ring had completed.
Chiefs owner Hunt says resolution to labor dispute in distant future
April 30, 2011 in print edition on B6
Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt does not foresee labor peace coming soon to the NFL.
Lockout news overshadows Day 2 of draft
April 30, 2011 in print edition on B6
Even as Ryan Williams was bear-hugging Roger Goodell at the draft Friday, the NFL was getting ready to shut down all other business.
Jayhawks in the NBA
April 30, 2011 in print edition on B7
Here is how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action Friday, April 29, 2011.
Royals snap six-game skid, 4-3
April 30, 2011 in print edition on B1
Jarrod Dyson made the Kansas City Royals’ roster out of spring training because of his speed.
Webb locked in spring QB battle — again
April 30, 2011 in print edition on B3
At last year’s annual spring football game, Kansas University quarterback Jordan Webb was in the middle of a battle for the starting QB position and took the field hoping to make the kinds of plays that would wow the coaches and inspire them to pick him as their starter.
FSHS baseball rolls
April 30, 2011 in print edition on B3
Free State High’s baseball team found itself trailing in the early innings at Blue Valley North.
LHS junior breaks track record
April 30, 2011 in print edition on B3
The oldest track-and-field record on the books at Lawrence High is no longer.
Kansas baseball falls
April 30, 2011 in print edition on B3
Barrett Barnes slugged a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to propel Texas Tech’s baseball team to a 3-2 victory over Kansas University on Friday night in the series opener at Law Field.
Feature presentation: Prep star Perry Ellis feels love from crowd in Lawrence
April 30, 2011 in print edition on B1
Perry Ellis stood in a corner of Haskell’s Coffin Complex, signing autographs and conducting interviews after scoring 19 points in Wichita Pray and Play Players’ 69-56 loss to Dream Vision in Friday night’s marquee pool-play game of the 2011 Jayhawk Invitational.
Dean’s firing reveals broader concerns at KU Medical Center
April 30, 2011 in print edition on A3
The lid came off an explosive issue with the firing earlier this month of Dr. Curtis Klaassen, a university distinguished professor and chairman of the department of pharmacology, toxicology and therapeutics at KUMC in Kansas City, Kan.
Leading from behind isn’t really leading
April 30, 2011 in print edition on A9
Obama may be moving toward something resembling a doctrine. One of his advisers described the president’s actions in Libya as “leading from behind.” — Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker, May 2 issue
Birther’ debate unworthy of America
April 30, 2011 in print edition on A9
When President Obama told the media why he had released his long-form Hawaiian birth certificate, all I could think of was Pakistan.
K-10 thoughts
April 30, 2011 in print edition on A9
To the editor: When I travel K-10 I notice that the majority of drivers don’t use turn signals when changing lanes.
Voting issues
April 30, 2011 in print edition on A9
To the editor: No one should be surprised that the new Kansas law that requires “proof of citizenship” to register to vote will be a big factor in limiting the number of registered voters in our state.
100 years ago: Downtown business owner plans to sell out, devote time to chicken-raising
April 30, 2011
“Another man has succumbed to the wiles of the incubator and the chicken coop.”
25 years ago: Eudora boy shares first-place prize with charity organization
April 30, 2011
Krystopher Degenstein, a 9-year-old from Eudora, had recently learned that he had won a top prize in a national coloring contest.
40 years ago: Sunflower Village residents consider purchase of complex
April 30, 2011
Phil Galbreath and a few residents of Sunflower Village, a privately owned “town” of about 1,750 located near DeSoto, were having informal discussions on the possibility of purchasing the village from its owner and running it as a cooperative.
Faith Forum: As a religious professional, what’s your take on vampires as popular figures in entertainment?
April 30, 2011
The Rev. Shaun LePage and the Rev. Matt Cox answer.