Archive for Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Lead stories

1:25 a.m.
The Bioscience and Technology Business Center on West Campus will be a multi-tenant, 21,400-square-foot facility. The building will primarily support companies in human health, drug development and bioscience fields. Medical startup to locate in KU’s biosciences incubator
October 17, 2011 in print edition on 3A
A startup company that works to make painkillers have fewer side effects has signed a deal to locate in Kansas University’s biosciences incubator.
6:00 a.m.
Matthew Jaeger, 24, is handcuffed by Douglas County Sheriff's Sgt. Ken Fangohr in Douglas County Court after being sentenced by Judge Robert Fairchild to 106 months for kidnapping, aggravated battery and criminal threat, stemming from an attack on his ex-girlfriend, Mary Francis Biggs in October 2007. 3-judge panel in Lawrence hears appeal of Matthew Jaeger, who was convicted in 2009 of kidnapping and mutilating his ex-girlfriend
October 18, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Members of a Kansas Court of Appeals panel on Tuesday focused on whether they had the authority to overturn a conviction in a Douglas County kidnapping and battery case.
10:00 a.m.
A team from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical and the Lawrence Police Department earned awards of valor Tuesday for a life-saving rescue of a boy trapped under a log in the Bowersock Dam spillway. Honored at the first Valor Public Safety Awards banquet, from left, are Sgt. Clark Rials and Deputy Dale Flory with the sheriff’s office, Lawrence police officer Tony Garcia, and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical’s Mark Parker, Capt. Sandy Herd (retired), Leo Leiker and Troy Gourley. Officers, firefighters honored for heroic acts with inaugural valor awards
October 18, 2011 in print edition on 3A
For the 14 firefighters and law enforcement officers who were recognized Tuesday for heroic acts in Douglas County, they all used instincts and relied on their training in very stressful situations.
2:00 p.m.
Bill Smalley, Topeka, lubes up a pole for a wind generator he helped install at Eudora's football stadium. Wind-power advocates are concerned that a drop in federal funding will halt the sector's growth. Wind energy projects increasing in Kansas, but they could slow down if federal tax credit changes
October 18, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Kansas will more than double its production of wind energy in the next 18 months, but the status of federal energy policy could slow development by 2013, officials said Tuesday.
4:00 p.m.
Jill Fincher of Lawrence watches as her daughter Zoe, 14, right, studies the manual while waiting in line, in this 2009 file photo. Service at the Douglas County Treasurer's office and the Department of Motor Vehicles will be suspended early next month as the offices upgrade their computer systems. Technology upgrade to interrupt Douglas County Treasurer’s Office, DMV services
October 18, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Drivers, car buyers, vehicle owners and others looking to do business with the Douglas County Treasurer’s Office or the Division of Motor Vehicles in early December might want to speed up their approach.

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Opener expected to be cold, wet
October 19, 2011 in print edition on B3
Batter up … and bundle up!