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LMH vice president accepts job in Washington, D.C., will leave company next month
June 6, 2011
Novorr announced Monday that he has accepted the assistant vice president position for patient support services at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Pink fire truck donated by city travels to Lawrence Tuesday
June 6, 2011
The truck’s first trip will be to Lawrence. City commissioners are hosting a dedication ceremony for the truck at 6 p.m. today at City Hall.
Woman in December robbery case arrested after unrelated incident Sunday at LMH
04:18 p.m., June 6, 2011 Updated 04:55 p.m.
A 21-year-old Lawrence woman who testified last Friday about serving as a lookout in a December robbery at Walmart faces four new misdemeanor charges related to a Sunday incident in the Lawrence Memorial Hospital emergency department.
Eudora man accused of pointing gun at people in vehicle on K-10
04:11 p.m., June 6, 2011 Updated 04:56 p.m.
Douglas County prosecutors have filed four counts of aggravated assault against a 21-year-old Eudora man who was accused of pointing a handgun at people in another vehicle Sunday afternoon while traveling west on Kansas Highway 10 between Lawrence and Eudora.
Website maintenance planned for Monday night, may lead to service outage
June 6, 2011
Planned maintenance of our web servers may lead to some brief down time for this website Monday night.
Kansas State Beach Museum of Art names Linda Duke new director
June 6, 2011
The Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University has a new director.
Lawrence man gets 34 months for attempted robbery; judge emphasizes traumatic impact on victim
June 6, 2011
A Douglas County judge on Monday denied a 20-year-old Lawrence man’s request for probation and ordered him to serve 34 months in prison for a February attempted robbery in the Oread neighborhood.
Alexander residents fear closure of post office could lead to town’s downfall
June 6, 2011
Residents in a tiny western Kansas community are concerned that if the U.S. Postal Service closes its post office there it would lead to the town’s demise.
Sens. Bob Dole, Arlen Specter will join Russell County’s 140th anniversary parade
02:06 p.m., June 6, 2011 Updated 03:21 p.m.
Organizers of Russell County’s 140th anniversary celebration say two of its most famous former residents will attend the event.
SW Kansas officials welcome highway expansions
June 6, 2011
Officials in southwest Kansas are applauding the state’s transportation plan that calls for expansion work on southwest Kansas highways.
Smoke from Arizona wildfire spreads to Midwest
June 6, 2011
Smoke from the Arizona wildfire has spread as far away as 1,000 miles from the blaze.
Wheat harvest begins in Kansas amid drought fears
June 6, 2011
Combines have begun rolling over the first fields of winter wheat in south-central Kansas.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to attend Texas prayer rally ‘on behalf of our troubled nation’
01:47 p.m., June 6, 2011 Updated 07:42 p.m. in print edition on A1
Gov. Rick Perry has invited all the nation’s governors to the prayer rally which is being funded by the American Family Association.
Statehouse Live: Kansas Arts Commissioner resigns; meeting in Lawrence canceled
12:21 p.m., June 6, 2011 Updated 03:16 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback is continuing his shakeup of the Kansas Arts Commission.
Lawrence police seek information on multiple gunshots fired outside The Cave
June 6, 2011
Lawrence police detectives are still investigating an incident after multiple gunshots were fired outside The Cave nightclub early Sunday morning.
Double Take: Teens benefit from practice in dating — and being single
June 6, 2011
Many young people choose to remain single for good reasons, while countless others enter relationships for bad ones.
Mind Matters: Learn how to shake ‘victim mentality’
June 6, 2011
While watching “Dancing With The Stars,” we heard Kirstie Alley say after her shoe fell off during one of her dances, her first thought was “why me”? She then said she realized she was in “victim mentality,” and she “snapped” herself out of it.
Lawrence resident travels nation on Harley to benefit fallen police officers
June 6, 2011
Harry Herrington’s on a mission to ride a Harley to every state capital to raise money and awareness for the surviving loved ones of fallen officers.
Go Green: Plan your adventure on the Kaw
June 6, 2011
Much of the year, the Kaw offers one of the cheapest natural playgrounds around.
Author, author: Unique printing press contest honors student writers by publishing first books
June 6, 2011
Think back to what it was like when you were a kid and some grown-up would ask you that vaunted question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
Slice of Life: Machinery designer Charles Whatley follows his passions
June 6, 2011
World War II bombs falling around Charles Whatley’s childhood home changed his life course and thrust him upon an inventive career and a circuitous journey to Lawrence, where he developed a successful business.
Vote for the All-Decade Team: Brandon Rush vs. Xavier Henry
09:17 a.m., June 6, 2011 Updated 12:40 a.m.
Vote for the All-Decade Team.
Glenda Overstreet is new leader of Kansas NAACP
June 6, 2011
The Kansas chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has a new president.
Kansas, Missouri populations holding steady according to Census Bureau data
08:31 a.m., June 6, 2011 Updated 02:10 p.m.
While the Midwest as a whole has been losing population to southern and western states, Kansas and Missouri appear to bucking that trend, with more people moving to Kansas and Missouri than are moving out, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Town Talk: Parks and Rec office to move to South Park; talk of West Lawrence recreation center may heat up; Olive Garden proposal to get City Hall review
June 6, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Man taken to KU Hospital via air ambulance after falling three stories
June 6, 2011 in print edition on A4
A man was transported via air ambulance to the Kansas University Hospital after falling from a third-story balcony of an apartment complex in the 3600 block of Clinton Parkway in Lawrence at 9:55 p.m. Sunday, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Division Chief Lyle Schwartz. Schwartz said the man was in serious condition.
Former KU football player Elvis Patterson arrested on DUI charges
June 6, 2011 in print edition on A4
Former Kansas football player Elvis Patterson was arrested in Douglas County on Kansas Highway 10 early Saturday morning on charges of driving under the influence.
June 6, 2011 in print edition on A4
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
June 6, 2011 in print edition on A4
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending June 4, 2011.
June 6, 2011 in print edition on A4
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending June 4, 2011.
Just Food could use more hands for summer work
June 6, 2011 in print edition on A2
Just Food needs summer volunteers to help sort and package food, assist clients and perform various other warehouse duties.
Disastrous spring tough on Missouri residents, economy
June 6, 2011 in print edition on A5
First a tornado tore through the St. Louis airport. Then rising waters swamped small towns and flooded miles of fertile farmland along the Mississippi River. Then the nation’s deadliest tornado in six decades ripped apart the city of Joplin.
Along Missouri River, towns pray that levees will hold
June 6, 2011 in print edition on A2
Six hundred residents in southwest Iowa were ordered Sunday to evacuate their homes after the Missouri River breached a levee across the border in Missouri.
String of fatality accidents in Douglas County underscores randomness of events
June 6, 2011 in print edition on A1
When a piece of metal last Tuesday struck and later killed Cindy Burnett through the windshield that was supposed to protect her, the Lyndon woman became the fifth person to die on a Douglas County road so far this year.
Gates: U.S. support troops should be sent home first
June 6, 2011 in print edition on A6
A soon-to-begin U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan should leave combat power intact as long as possible to press an anti-Taliban offensive, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday. He said support troops should go first.
Indiana abortion debate could cost state $4.3 billion in Medicaid funds
June 6, 2011 in print edition on A6
A looming showdown over Indiana’s new law that cuts funding for the Planned Parenthood organization may test how far Republican-led states are willing to go in pressing their tough new anti-abortion agendas.
Wounded leader departs Yemen, setting off celebrations
June 6, 2011 in print edition on A6
The departure of Yemen’s battle-wounded president for treatment in Saudi Arabia set off wild street celebrations Sunday in the capital, where crowds danced, sang and slaughtered cows in hopes that this spelled a victorious end to a more than three-month campaign to push their leader from power.
Mass St. Chic: Summer trends flatter moms-to-be
June 6, 2011
If you are an expecting mother, the good news is this summer’s fashion trends can be worn by all women — pregnant or not.
Travel lightly: Save money on your family summer travel
June 6, 2011
For those of you who haven’t picked a destination but are interested in taking a vacation this summer, you needn’t empty your savings accounts to plan a memorable trip.
Naadir Tharpe all smiles after watching former Jayhawk Mario Chalmers
June 6, 2011 in print edition on B3
Incoming Kansas freshman Naadir Tharpe grinned when he was asked if he watched former KU guard Mario Chalmers of the Miami Heat sink a big game-tying three near the end of Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
Jayhawks in the NBA
June 6, 2011
Mario Chalmers was the only former Jayhawk in NBA action Sunday, May 5, 2011.
Steve Stricker holds on; Gary Woodland sixth
June 6, 2011 in print edition on B2
Steve Stricker finally found the winning formula at the Memorial on Sunday.
Carlos Zambrano’s outburst unacceptable
June 6, 2011 in print edition on B2
Summing up the way so many people on the North Side probably felt Sunday night, Jim Hendry just sighed when he answered the phone. On the eve of Major League Baseball’s amateur draft, Hendry took precious time away from preparing for the Cubs to pick ninth overall to compare Carlos Zambrano’s shenanigans.
Nadal beats Federer for 6th French title
June 6, 2011 in print edition on B2
Regardless of the setting or the surface, Rafael Nadal confounds Roger Federer the way no other man can.
Twins blank, sweep Royals
June 6, 2011 in print edition on B3
It seemed as though the Kansas City Royals had a perfect chance to climb in the standings.
Miami prevails in huge Game 3
June 6, 2011 in print edition on B1
Dwyane Wade kept soaring and scoring, doing everything he could to get the Miami Heat a crucial win toward an NBA title.
Brad Keselowski edges Earnhardt Jr. in STP 400
June 6, 2011 in print edition on B1
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was charging again, hoping that this time he’d come out on top in a frantic late fuel-mileage battle.
Free State High School graduate Cody Kukuk’s options favorable in MLB amateur draft
June 6, 2011 in print edition on B1
The Major League Baseball amateur draft gets under way at 6 p.m. Monday, but Free State High graduate Cody Kukuk isn’t expected to get selected until Tuesday, when Rounds 2 through 30 take place.
Dancing spurs legal overreaction
June 6, 2011 in print edition on A8
Look, no one wants people dancing at national monuments.
Pressing questions for GOP hopefuls
June 6, 2011 in print edition on A8
Even in Iowa and New Hampshire, where voters expect to meet each of the presidential candidates at least once, few people get a chance to ask them more than one question. For those of us who live elsewhere, even one question is out of the question.
Work experience
June 6, 2011 in print edition on A8
In a recent column for the Journal-World, former Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig made the case that public schools in America should strongly consider lengthening their school year. Nationwide, only about a fourth of teens will be able to find summer jobs, he noted, and their time might be better spent in the classroom.
Save the Children solicitors irk some downtown shoppers, business owners
12:00 a.m., June 6, 2011 Updated 09:12 a.m.
Save the children, an admirable endeavor. And if you’ve been to downtown Lawrence in the past couple of months, you may have been asked to help with that goal by red-vested or red-shirted workers soliciting donations for the international nonprofit, Save the Children.
Lawrence schools catch up on construction projects during summer break
June 6, 2011 in print edition on A1
School’s out for summer, opening up space for construction and remodeling crews to move in.
’Fischer’ has a compelling hook
June 6, 2011
Genius, fame and paranoia loom large in the thoughtful and entirely captivating documentary “Bobby Fischer Against the World” (8 p.m., HBO).
Horoscopes for June 6
June 6, 2011
This year, you greet many different changes. Your ability to communicate is scrutinized, mainly by you. As a result, you decide to become a more effective conversationalist. If you are single, you are appealing nearly the moment you are introduced to someone. Many suitors surround you. If you are attached, the two of you enjoy each other more and more. Leo is fun to be around.
River City Jules: Ex-’Sim City’ mayor lays down the law
June 6, 2011
Outside of a brief fling with “Tetris” in 1992 that ended after spending an entire week battling dreams of four-cubed structures falling from the sky, I have never given much time to gaming since.
Fix-It Chick: Install a wrought iron hand rail for safe transport
June 6, 2011
Without a railing, cement steps can be treacherous for young and old alike. Prefabricated wrought iron railings are an inexpensive, simple way to add safety and ambiance to an existing stairway.
Welcome to Kansas: Freshman Ben McLemore settling in to new surroundings
June 6, 2011 in print edition on B1
Ben McLemore, who witnessed Kansas University basketball mania for the first time at Late Night in the Phog, experienced his second dose of the craziness on Sunday in Allen Fieldhouse.
40 years ago: Administrative plans underway for Cottonwood facility
June 6, 2011
Plans and policies were being formulated for the new Cottonwood, Inc., facility, which was scheduled to open in early 1972 on South 31st Street.
100 years ago: ‘Scientific farming’ methods produce early wheat crop
June 6, 2011
“This early harvest, this good yield and this fine wheat is all due to scientific farming.”
25 years ago: Independence Days announces musical lineup
June 6, 2011
It was announced that the upcoming Independence Days celebration in Burcham Park would feature Leo Kottke and Asleep at the Wheel.