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Food pantries see spike in demand during weak economy Grand opening of Mario's Closet at Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Have you made a donation to a food pantry this year?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 222
Do you settle for a parking spot that requires a reasonable walk to your destination or do you keep driving around until you find just the right spot?

Poll results

Response Percent
I take the parking spot that might involve a reasonable walk to my destination
I keep looking until I find just the right spot
Total 874

All stories

AT&T completes network across western Kansas
July 22, 2011
AT&T says it has completed a high-speed mobile broadband network across 43 western Kansas counties.
Agricultural Hall of Fame honoring Willie Nelson
July 22, 2011
Country music legend and Farm Aid founder Willie Nelson will be inducted next month into the National Agricultural Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs.
Southern Kansas man convicted in wife’s death
July 22, 2011
A southern Kansas man has been convicted of intentional second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife.
Public meeting planned on proposed TransCanada oil pipeline
July 22, 2011
The U.S. State Department still plans to decide sometime this year whether to allow a Canadian firm to build a pipeline carrying oil across the Plains to refineries near the Gulf of Mexico.
California man sentenced to 4 years in prison for stalking women on Facebook
July 22, 2011
A California man who trolled women’s Facebook pages searching for clues that allowed him to take over their email accounts was sentenced Friday to more than four years in state prison after a judge rejected a plea for a lighter sentence and likened the man to a peeping Tom.
States enact record wave of anti-abortion laws
July 22, 2011
Inspired by a contentious Nebraska law, abortion opponents in five other states have won passage of measures banning virtually all abortions after five months of pregnancy.
Sunflower coal plant receives unusual permit extension
12:58 p.m., July 22, 2011 Updated 03:02 p.m.
The state has given Sunflower Electric Co. an extension on its permit to build a coal-fired plant in western Kansas.
Kansas pension group begins studying changes to KPERS
12:48 p.m., July 22, 2011 Updated 03:00 p.m. in print edition on A1
A 13-member panel of Kansas legislators, lawyers and financial planners began work Friday on studying changes to the state’s pension plan and the solution for keeping it solvent.
Theatre Lawrence raises more than $5 million needed for new $6.2 million building
Group needs to raise rest of funds by end of September
July 22, 2011 in print edition on A1
If we were at the theater, the lights now would be flickering to signal the start of the third and final act.
Kentucky Street reopens after natural gas line break
11:51 a.m., July 22, 2011 Updated 01:29 p.m.
Kentucky Street, which was closed at 19th Street about 10:30 a.m. Friday because of a natural gas line break, has reopened.
Excessive heat warning extended to Sunday evening; temperatures climb highest so far this year
10:42 a.m., July 22, 2011 Updated 03:20 p.m.
It’s officially become the hottest day of the year in Lawrence, Kan. As of just before 3 p.m., the mercury at the Lawrence Municipal Airport touched 103 degrees, the hottest temperature we’ve seen all year.
Lawrence man, 27, dies after truck runs over him in Kansas City, Mo.
09:06 a.m., July 22, 2011 Updated 11:25 a.m. in print edition on A3
A 27-year-old Lawrence man died Thursday from injuries sustained when he tried to stop a moving truck from rolling down a hill near the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Mo.
Town Talk: Olive Garden may not be done on South Iowa; LED lighting place in downtown; commercial nursery looking to expand near Baldwin Junction
July 22, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Venting propane tank outside Robinson Gym leads to Hazmat incident at KU
07:55 a.m., July 22, 2011 Updated 04:12 p.m. in print edition on A6
A large propane tank outside Kansas University’s Robinson Gymnasium vented gas into the air Friday morning, leading to a Hazmat call.
James Murdoch contradicted by former legal manager
July 22, 2011 in print edition on A7
James Murdoch’s former legal adviser and a former editor contested the testimony he gave to British lawmakers, saying Thursday he was told years ago about an email that suggested the rot at his Sunday tabloid was far more widespread than previously claimed.
Pump patrol
July 22, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.49 at several stations.
States cut programs to help poor cool homes
July 22, 2011 in print edition on A7
Many states hit hardest by this week’s searing heat wave have drastically cut or entirely eliminated programs that help poor people pay their electric bills, forcing thousands to go without air conditioning when they need it most.
Lecompton Lincoln exhibit ends Sunday
July 22, 2011 in print edition on A2
A traveling exhibit chronicling the life and times of Abraham Lincoln that’s been on display for several weeks in Lecompton closes Sunday.
Schools group taking breakfast reservations
July 22, 2011 in print edition on A2
Lawrence Schools Foundation is taking reservations for its 10th annual Community Education Breakfast, with a handful of table sponsorships still available.
Economy’s spring slump may last through summer
July 22, 2011 in print edition on A7
The economy’s spring slump appears to be extending into the summer, according to a slew of mixed data released Thursday.
End of an era: Space shuttle comes home for last time
July 22, 2011 in print edition on A7
The space shuttle passed into history Thursday, the words “wheels stop” crackling over the cockpit radio for the very last time.
June employment report includes some good news
July 22, 2011 in print edition on A2
State officials on Thursday said there was some positive news in Kansas’ June unemployment report.
Heard on the Hill: KU strategic planning process continues to take shape; 5k run in Overland Park helps bring JCCC students to KU; reader offers more feedback on honorary degrees
July 22, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Free State High School honor roll
July 22, 2011 in print edition on A6
Free State High School has announced its second-semester 2010-11 honor roll.
Negotiations lead toward teacher pay raises; other details unsettled
July 22, 2011 in print edition on A1
Teachers in the Lawrence school district would get pay raises for the coming school year, but the bulk of the money wouldn’t last any longer.
President’s debt offer may be risky, but could be win-win
July 22, 2011 in print edition on A6
It’s hard to know which is more surprising: a Democratic president pushing historic cuts in spending, including Social Security and Medicare. Or a Republican-controlled House refusing to accept the deal and declare a huge victory for long-sought GOP goals.
Obama, GOP reach endgame in debt talks
July 22, 2011 in print edition on A6
In secretive endgame negotiations, President Barack Obama and House Republican leaders reached anew on Thursday for an elusive “grand bargain” deal to cut deficits by $4 trillion or more and prevent a government default, officials said.
LAGA city golf tournament tee times
July 22, 2011 in print edition on B3
Here are the tee times Saturday for the LAGA city golf tournament at Eagle Bend
KU men’s golf coach Kit Grove advances at Kansas Amateur
July 22, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University men’s golf coach Kit Grove defeated former KU player Pete Krsnich, 4-2, during the first round of match play at the Kansas Amateur Championship on Thursday at Hallbrook Golf Club.
Brother of Krysten and Derek Boogaard arrested
July 22, 2011
The brother of former Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers player Derek Boogaard, who died from a drug overdose in May, has been arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal prescription pills on the same night.
QB Brock Berglund, coach Turner Gill both in a pickle
July 22, 2011 in print edition on B1
Ever play the quarterback middle-name game? No? OK, this will be your debut. It consists of just two questions, so it won’t take long.
(B)all in the family: Freshman Natalie Knight continues KU basketball tradition
July 22, 2011 in print edition on B1
James Knight — the father of incoming Kansas University freshman basketball guard Natalie Knight — wasn’t about to fill up his gas tank if he didn’t have to.
Horoscope for July 22
July 22, 2011
This year, you often swing back and forth with your concerns. Sometimes you are nurturing; other times you are dramatic. Your communication can be as clear as a bell, yet you could close down with ease. If you are single, you are enticing to others. If you are attached, the two of you are always in the midst of an exciting change or happening.
Fiery food and femme fatales
July 22, 2011
Hot enough for ya? July’s scorching temperatures notwithstanding, there are still some people who can’t get, or sweat, enough. The new series “Heat Seekers” (9 p.m., Food) scours the 50 states for America’s most fiery foods and the folks who cook and eat them.
Debt decisions
July 22, 2011 in print edition on A8
To the editor:
Votes count
July 22, 2011 in print edition on A8
To the editor:
Political agenda
July 22, 2011 in print edition on A8
To the editor:
Journalism taking some hits
July 22, 2011 in print edition on A8
This used to be a noble profession.
Mixing politics and religion
July 22, 2011 in print edition on A8
The Constitution is specific when it prohibits a “religious test” for “any office or public trust” in Article VI, paragraph III.
Wrong route
U.S. Postal Service officials should reconsider steps aimed at closing the Lecompton post office.
July 22, 2011 in print edition on A8
Residents and officials of Lecompton are rightfully concerned about recent steps that put the town on track to lose its post office.
100 years ago: President Taft returns favor to late Kansas Congressman
July 22, 2011
“In sending to the Senate the nomination of Charles S. Finch as postmaster of Lawrence, Kans., President Taft today complied with the dying request of the late Representative A. C. Mitchell…”
25 years ago: Clinton Lake resort discussed by city, county
July 22, 2011
About 20 business and government officials representing Lawrence and Topeka held a meeting to discuss the development of a “resort complex” at Clinton Lake.
40 years ago: LMH receives good evaluation from Board of Health
July 22, 2011
Lawrence Memorial Hospital received a satisfactory rating after an annual inspection by the State Department of Health.