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Mother’s felony child endangerment charge dismissed
May 3, 2011
A Douglas County judge Tuesday dismissed a felony charge against a 22-year-old Lawrence woman accused of endangering her 5-month-old son after hearing evidence in the case.
Man accused of battery found competent for trial
May 3, 2011 in print edition on A6
A Douglas County judge Tuesday declared a 34-year-old Lawrence man competent to assist in his defense in connection with charges related to a March incident in the 1400 block of Haskell Avenue.
Preliminary report released in April 22 fatality plane crash investigation
May 3, 2011 in print edition on A6
The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released a preliminary report detailing the April 22 airplane accident that killed four Scott City residents.
Child riding bike in Oskaloosa hits vehicle
May 3, 2011 in print edition on A6
An 11-year-old Oskaloosa boy was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Monday night after he ran into the side of a car while on his bicycle on Kansas Highway 92.
4 Kansas University professors honored for their work at awards ceremony
May 3, 2011 in print edition on A3
A mathematician, a psychologist, a medicinal chemist and a philosophy professor received the first-ever Kansas University Scholarly Research Awards at a ceremony on Tuesday.
Neon sign, doughnut recipes from Joe’s Bakery sold to KU Memorial Unions
May 3, 2011
The sign that lit the way for many Kansas University students to get a late-night fix for doughnuts, egg salad sandwiches and other munchies at Joe’s Bakery is headed to KU.
Kansas Highway Patrol says drug use, inattention contributing factors in fatal April 16 accident on K-10
May 3, 2011 in print edition on A3
A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper said Tuesday that drug use and driver inattention would be listed as contributing factors as to why a 24-year-old Eudora man crossed a median in a deadly April 16 accident on Kansas Highway 10.
Johnson County district attorney won’t charge officer involved in fatal shooting
May 3, 2011
A northeast Kansas police officer won’t be charged for fatally shooting a man several weeks ago.
Cessna CEO Pelton retires after almost 11 years with company
May 3, 2011
The president and CEO of Cessna Aircraft Co. in Wichita has resigned after almost 11 years with the company.
Woman enters plea agreement to testify against co-defendants in Topeka homicide case
May 3, 2011
A Topeka woman will testify against two co-defendants in a shooting death, after pleading guilty to a less serious homicide charge.
Topeka-area residents rally to save church in parking lot dispute
May 3, 2011
Donations from Topeka-area residents apparently will help a small church avoid closing over a dispute with the city about its parking lot.
Wichita State academic officer named new chancellor at UNC-Wilmington
May 3, 2011
The chief academic and research officer at Wichita State University is the choice to become the new chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Bin Laden’s death could revive plans for 9/11 memorial in Hutchinson
May 3, 2011
When Hutchinson received a piece of the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, plans were announced for an expansive memorial to the more than 3,000 victims, to be completed by the 10th anniversary this year.
State lawmakers’ talks stall on pensions bill
04:54 p.m., May 3, 2011 Updated 06:10 p.m.
Work on pension legislation in the Kansas Legislature stalled Tuesday when House members pressed for a vote in the Senate on creating a 401(k)-style retirement plan for teachers and government workers instead of studying the idea.
Rwandan neighbor: Topeka man not at ethnic killings
04:49 p.m., May 3, 2011 Updated 07:56 p.m.
A former neighbor of a man accused of participating in the 1994 Rwandan genocide has testified that the defendant was not at any ethnic killings that he witnessed.
Kansas Senate committee refuses to move forward with dismantling of Kan-Ed
May 3, 2011 in print edition on A5
A state-run network that provides broadband access to hundreds of schools, libraries and hospitals, but has angered powerful telecommunications interests may have received a reprieve on Tuesday from the legislative chopping block.
West Junior High School to celebrate 50th anniversary
May 3, 2011
Students, parents, alumni, staffers and anyone else connected with West Junior High School’s past, present or future are invited to the school’s 50th anniversary celebration this Saturday.
Man tied to fight between KU basketball, football teams still must complete court-ordered anger management classes
May 3, 2011 in print edition on A6
A 21-year-old man with ties to a 2009 fight between Kansas University football and basketball players told a judge Tuesday he had two more anger management classes to complete related to a diversion agreement.
Lawrence’s Santa Fe depot to celebrate National Train Day on Saturday
May 3, 2011
The railway depot at Seventh and New Jersey streets will host a National Train Day celebration on Saturday.
Kansas legislators see progress in 2012 state budget talks
01:10 p.m., May 3, 2011 Updated 12:04 a.m. in print edition on A10
Kansas legislators negotiating over a $14 billion budget saw progress Tuesday toward resolving differences between the House and the Senate, and state funding for arts programs appeared likely to survive their discussions.
KU Monarch Watch program’s annual open house, plant fundraiser scheduled for Saturday
May 3, 2011
Kansas University’s Monarch Watch program has scheduled its annual spring open house and plant fundraiser sale for Saturday.
Statehouse Live: Kansas House approves resolution recognizing Lecompton’s role in state’s history
Legislative leaders to sign resolution at Constitution Hall
11:07 a.m., May 3, 2011 Updated 11:27 a.m. in print edition on A6
Located between Topeka and Lawrence, the town has been called the “Birthplace of the Civil War — Where Slavery Began to Die.”
Town Talk: Country Club Plaza retailer to open in downtown Lawrence; this and that about Borders location; how about a Human Family Reunion?
May 3, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County:
First Bell: Students at West pour donations into water projects for Africa; superintendent seeks ‘credibility’ for consolidation working group; column addresses teacher compensation
May 3, 2011
Time for another edition of First Bell, a look at news and other educational items involving schools in the area.
Heard on the Hill: University of Delaware Title IX issue is similar to KU’s; Snyder book collecting contest winners announced; Stop Day walking tour set for May 13
May 3, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Driver injured when truck strikes bridge railing
May 3, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 46-year-old Ottawa man was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon by a private vehicle after his pickup truck struck a bridge railing in Franklin County.
Terror threat lives on, despite leader’s death
May 3, 2011 in print edition on A1
Osama bin Laden’s death may temporarily decapitate al-Qaida, but the threat of terror attacks remains, and it could spike in coming days from individuals or small extremist groups inspired to take revenge for killing, terror experts said Monday.
Man injured in motorcycle accident released from hospital
May 3, 2011 in print edition on A4
Brian Oyer, a 44-year-old Olathe man who was injured Friday evening in a motorcycle accident was treated and released from Overland Park Regional Hospital Saturday.
Fabled SEAL Team Six ends hunt for bin Laden
May 3, 2011 in print edition on A1
Osama bin Laden’s death in a ripped-from-a-spy-thriller helicopter raid and firefight gives a storied unit of U.S. special operations forces bragging rights for what has become the most famous covert operation since the Sept. 11 attacks launched on bin Laden’s orders.
Truck catches fire after bucket raised into power line
May 3, 2011 in print edition on A4
A truck owned by R.D. Johnson Excavating Co. delivering rock to a home construction site Monday afternoon caught fire south of Lawrence after its bucket was raised into a 7,200-volt power line south of Lawrence
Terror mastermind was shot in head; DNA confirms ID
May 3, 2011 in print edition on A1
After nearly a decade of anger and fear, America rejoiced Monday at the demise of Osama bin Laden, the terror mastermind behind the horrific 9/11 attacks. Navy SEALs who killed the world’s most-wanted terrorist seized a trove of al-Qaida documents to pore over, and President Barack Obama laid plans to visit New York’s ground zero.
Pump patrol
May 3, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.69 at several stations.
Bin Laden’s death causes joy, reflection
12:00 a.m., May 3, 2011 Updated 09:14 a.m. in print edition on A6
Those with Lawrence ties shared their thoughts on Osama bin Laden’s death.
Nationals give free tix to military
May 3, 2011 in print edition on C6
The Washington Nationals gave away tickets on Monday night to service members on Military Appreciation Night — an event announced to the public a week ago.
Fans react to bin Laden death with ’U-S-A!’ chants
May 3, 2011 in print edition on C6
Fans at the Mets-Phillies game began chanting “U-S-A! U-S-A!” as the news of Osama bin Laden’s death spread through Citizens Bank Park on Sunday night.
Heat want fans to sing anthem
May 3, 2011 in print edition on C6
For the Miami Heat, one national-anthem performer will not be enough tonight. They want thousands.
Bin Laden death draws reaction in sports world
May 3, 2011 in print edition on B2
Before the top of the fourth inning on Military Appreciation Night at Nationals Park, the public address announcer encouraged everyone at the baseball stadium to cheer for the active or retired members of the service who were in the stands Monday, recipients of free tickets.
Jayhawks add juco linebacker Isaac Wright
Brad Thorson taken in UFL draft
May 3, 2011 in print edition on B3
Throughout the offseason, adding speed had been a major point of emphasis for the Kansas University football program.
Tyrel Reed, Karina Garlington awarded scholar athletes of year
May 3, 2011 in print edition on B1
Nearly four years ago, Kansas University seniors Tyrel Reed and Karina Garlington shared the experience of their first class at KU together.
Local triathlete generous
May 3, 2011 in print edition on B1
She competes in races that require her to swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles, then run 13.1 miles. The obvious question: Why is Pip Taylor always smiling?
Naadir Tharpe’s prep teammate undecided on Kansas
May 3, 2011 in print edition on B1
Brewster Academy senior point guard Naadir Tharpe hasn’t tried to actively recruit his prep school teammate to Kansas University just yet.
KU family reunion: WR coach Beaty sets lofty goals in second go-around
May 3, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kale Pick was here because he’d forgotten the snap count. During a practice early last week, the Kansas University wide receiver picked up a false start penalty after not remembering his team was trying to draw the defense off side.
KBA committee OKs investments
May 3, 2011 in print edition on A2
The Kansas Bioscience Authority’s investment committee approved investments for two Kansas bioscience companies’ efforts on Monday.
100 years ago: Proposed expansion of Bowersock Mill would double production
May 3, 2011
“Lawrence will become the home of the largest flouring mill in Kansas, if the plans of the Bowersock Milling company culminate as projected.”
40 years ago: Record-breaking crowds attend Art in the Park
May 3, 2011
Attendance and sales records had been “shattered” at the 10th annual Lawrence Art in the Park festival.
25 years ago: Professor assures public KU reactor site safe
May 3, 2011
Lawrence residents were assured as to the safety of the 25-year-old research reactor at Kansas University.
Margarita madness: It isn’t crazy to suggest that you can have the perfect Cinco de Mayo drink at home
May 3, 2011
No matter your heritage, it seems nearly everyone loves a good margarita. And there’s no better day to end up with rock salt on your lips than May 5, the celebratory holiday marking the Mexican victory over the French at the battle at Puebla in 1862.
Debt ceiling games have impact
May 3, 2011 in print edition on A8
Since the onset of World War II, Congress has voted more than once a year to increase the legal ceiling on the national debt, raising it from $49 billion to the current $14.3 trillion, mostly in the last 30 years.
Intelligence gathering key to mission
May 3, 2011 in print edition on A8
Osama bin Laden’s death was announced by the president on May 1, a date that once had worldwide significance on the revolutionary calendar of communism, which was America’s absorbing national security preoccupation prior to Islamic terrorism. Times change.
Mission precision
Americans have reason to be proud of the well-executed Navy Seals mission that eliminated the world’s top terrorist.
May 3, 2011 in print edition on A8
Almost 10 years after the Sept. 11 attacks killed nearly 3,000 people in New York and Washington, D.C., justice has been served.
History explores creation of our states’ shapes
May 3, 2011
“Daily Show” veteran Brian Unger hosts the new series “How the States Got Their Shapes” (9 p.m., History). He serves as a jokey ringleader for a road trip about boundaries that ricochets from sea to shining sea.
Horoscopes for May 3
May 3, 2011
This year, mental discipline and luck combine to make a new beginning in any part of your life you desire. You are also unusually magnetic. Others often respond to that energy. It is because of you that most of the important happenings occur. If you are single, you could meet Mr. or Ms. Right, but there might be many other people interested in you, too. If you are attached, the two of you enter a new phase in your relationship that will make you happy. Gemini helps give you another perspective on money.