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Kansas City woman to serve 2 years probation for involvement in Lawrence crime spree
September 27, 2011 in print edition on A7
A Douglas County judge Tuesday sentenced a 21-year-old Kansas City, Kan., woman, to serve two years on probation for her role in a December crime spree in Lawrence.
Downtown Lawrence revving up for Hot Rod Hullabaloo on Oct. 8
September 27, 2011 in print edition on A6
Classic cars, hot rods, motorcycles and more soon will be on display in downtown Lawrence for the Rev It Up Hot Rod Hullabaloo, a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County.
Eudora man sentenced to probation following conviction on animal cruelty charge
05:30 p.m., September 27, 2011 Updated 06:47 p.m. in print edition on A6
An Osage County judge Tuesday convicted a Eudora man of two misdemeanor charges, including one animal cruelty count alleging he neglected horses he owned.
Douglas County commissioners may answer call for Smart 911 service
September 27, 2011 in print edition on A7
Douglas County residents would be able to share details about their homes, health and other information with dispatchers and emergency personnel responding to 911 calls under a plan up for approval Wednesday afternoon.
Lawrence police department offers free hunter education courses
September 27, 2011 in print edition on A6
The Lawrence Police Department is offering a mandatory hunter education course for anyone in Douglas County who has not completed the state-approved course on firearms and hunting safety.
Lawrence police offering safety training course for hunting in Kansas
September 27, 2011
The Lawrence Police Department is offering a mandatory hunter education course for anyone in Douglas County who has not completed the state-approved course on firearms and hunting safety.
Lawrence Jewish Community Center planning Rosh Hashana services, events
September 27, 2011 in print edition on A6
The Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation, 917 Highland Drive, will host services and other events for the upcoming Jewish high holidays.
Jefferson County attorney resigns to take post with Kansas Corporation Commission
03:05 p.m., September 27, 2011 Updated 10:01 a.m. in print edition on A6
Jefferson County Attorney Robert Fox has resigned his position to become senior litigation counsel for the Kansas Corporation Commission, the state’s main regulatory agency, the county’s Republican Party chairman said Tuesday.
Offenders face an even tougher job market but there is some help in Kansas
September 27, 2011 in print edition on A1
Society has an interest in helping offenders get back to work, said Michael Birzer, professor of criminal justice at Wichita State University, as employment is a huge key in preventing re-offending.
Antique car show coming to Douglas County Fairgrounds
September 27, 2011 in print edition on A6
An antique car show is scheduled for Sunday at the Douglas County 4-H fairgrounds.
KU officials say they’re concerned about declining enrollment; fewer students on campus this fall
12:23 p.m., September 27, 2011 Updated 03:23 p.m.
Kansas University officials, concerned by another decrease in enrollment, said Tuesday they’re taking steps to reverse the trend.
12-year-old boy taken to Lawrence Memorial Hosptial following car-bicycle accident
September 27, 2011 in print edition on A6
A 12-year-old Lawrence boy was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Monday night after he suffered minor head injuries in a crash near the Kansas River bridge, Lawrence police said.
Annual Nordic Heritage Festival set for Saturday at Douglas County Fairgrounds
September 27, 2011 in print edition on A6
The 10th annual Nordic Heritage Festival is set for Saturday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper.
Town Talk: Burger King starts work in northwest Lawrence; new building numbers show industry down from a year ago; neighborhood pride set in stone
September 27, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Vehicle crashes into apartment building on West 24th Terrace; one transported to hospital
September 27, 2011 in print edition on A7
Ernie Bone couldn’t sleep, so he settled down in his living room with a video game. Little did he know that he would see something straight out of Grand Theft Auto on his doorstep shortly before 1 a.m.
Manhattan man accused of abusing snake
September 27, 2011 in print edition on A10
A 45-year-old Manhattan man is facing several charges after an incident involving a boa constrictor and a large sword.
Man hospitalized after rollover on U.S. Highway 40
September 27, 2011 in print edition on A5
One man was hospitalized after a rollover accident on U.S. Highway 40 on Monday afternoon.
Two hospitalized after falling asleep while driving
September 27, 2011 in print edition on A5
Two people were hospitalized in Douglas County last weekend after falling asleep at the wheel and being involved in separate accidents, said Sgt. Steve Lewis, a sheriff’s spokesman.
Lawrence police investigating comments made via phone with Douglas County District Court clerk
September 27, 2011 in print edition on A5
Lawrence police Monday were investigating comments someone made in a phone conversation with a Douglas County District Court clerk.
KU student reports damage to car
September 27, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 19-year-old female Kansas University student reported to Lawrence police Saturday that someone had broken a car window on her vehicle and caused $1,000 in damage between 10:30 p.m. Friday and 12:37 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of West Eighth Street.
Wichita State president to resign
September 27, 2011 in print edition on A2
Wichita State University president Don Beggs plans to resign from the school.
Job coaches offer tips on how to get noticed
September 27, 2011 in print edition on A1
Just because the country remains mired in the Great Recession, with unemployment persisting and wages stagnating and employee security weakening and consumer confidence waning, doesn’t mean that workers and anyone looking for work should wallow in frustration.
Lawrence school board approves purchase of iPad 2s, tax rebate for Masonic Temple
September 27, 2011 in print edition on A1
Juniors in American literature classes at Free State and Lawrence high schools soon will be reading classic stories in a decidedly state-of-the-art manner: on iPads.
Feds sue refinery over 2007 oil spill
September 27, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Justice Department has sued the Coffeyville refinery for more than $4.18 million in civil penalties and clean-up costs stemming from a 2007 oil spill into floodwaters of the Verdigris River, plus additional, unspecified fines for other environmental violations.
Halt to standards-based grades sought for Lawrence middle schools
September 27, 2011 in print edition on A1
Sixth-graders now are taking electives, using lockers, dressing out for gym and doing plenty of other things at school to prepare them for an eventual transition to high school. But they’re keeping their standards-based grading system, and that has some parents and teachers worried.
First Bell: City Commission vs. school board: which is tougher?; iPad 2 plan endures as ‘maybe’; consultant to review enrollment numbers
September 27, 2011
Time for another edition of “First Bell,” a look at issues and items involving education in and around Lawrence.
Heard on the Hill: KU coaching for teachers program makes ‘New Yorker’ pages; university presidents across the country are getting older; additional details clarify Wall Street Journal ranking article
September 27, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
25 years ago: Man found guilty in local shooting death
September 27, 2011
After 10 1/2 hours of deliberation, a jury at the Douglas County District Court found a Lawrence man guilty of voluntary manslaughter.
100 years ago: County fair celebrates ‘Lawrence Day’
September 27, 2011
“Today was Lawrence Day at the Douglas County Fair. At noon today all Lawrence took on a regular holiday appearance for almost every place of business closed up at noon….”
40 years ago: Kansas AG conducts another early-morning drug raid
September 27, 2011
A group of drug investigators headed up by Kansas Atty. Gen. Vern Miller paid another call on Lawrence in the early hours of the morning.
SEC gives Texas A&M warm welcome
September 27, 2011 in print edition on B2
Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive welcomed Texas A&M as the 13th member of the league Monday and said he doesn’t expect to add another team before the Aggies begin play next season.
KU XC teams move up in polls
September 27, 2011 in print edition on B3
Both the Kansas University men’s and women’s cross country teams moved up in this week’s Midwest Regional polls.
Thanuttra Boonraksasat paces KU women’s golf
September 27, 2011 in print edition on B3
Thanuttra Boonraksasat fired two rounds of 74 and was tied for fourth place individually, leading the Kansas University women’s golf team to a fourth-place team standing on Monday after Day One of the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational.
Alex Gutesha leads KU golf on Day 1
September 27, 2011 in print edition on B3
Alex Gutesha posted an opening round of 71 to tie for 12th place on a rain-shortened Monday in the Cardinal Intercollegiate. As a team, Kansas shot a 299, 11-over par, which put it in 14th place out of 18 teams at the end of Day One at the Cardinal Club Golf Course.
Seabury tennis falls to KCC
September 27, 2011 in print edition on B3
Seabury Academy’s girls tennis team lost its first match of the season, a 6-4 setback to Kansas City Christian on Monday at the Jayhawk Tennis Facility.
Upstart Royals upend Twins
September 27, 2011 in print edition on B3
Melky Cabrera and Felipe Paulino were given fresh starts by Kansas City in 2011. The two showed Monday night why they have the Royals excited for 2012.
Unbeaten K-State, ISU surprising league
September 27, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas State and Iowa State were picked to finish near the bottom of the Big 12 standings before the 2011 season. After undefeated starts in nonconference play, they will get a chance this week to show whether they’re contenders or pretenders.
Difficult Boot Camp begins
Day 1 of conditioning brings mixed results for KU hoops players
September 27, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas University freshman basketball walk-on Christian Garrett stopped to chat with a reporter and KU administrator as he traipsed to the weight room for a Boot Camp lifting session Monday afternoon in Anderson Family Strength and Conditioning Center.
Chiefs struggling to find rhythm
September 27, 2011 in print edition on B1
Leonard Pope cradled the touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Cassel with just less than five minutes left in the game, pulling the Kansas City Chiefs within a field goal of the San Diego Chargers in a critical game on the road.
Remember him? Tech QB Seth Doege — KU’s next foe — lighting up stat sheet
September 27, 2011 in print edition on B1
In 2009, with Texas Tech quarterbacks suffering injuries all around him, a freshman named Seth Doege was thrust into a starting role for then-head coach Mike Leach’s high-octane passing offense.
Horoscope for Sept. 27
September 27, 2011
Many currents move through your life this year. With them come options, new people and a personal assessment. You could hear many unexpected pieces of news. For those who are single, you have an innate charisma that draws many admirers and suitors. If you are attached, you can infuse your relationship with some of the initial magic and charisma. A fellow Libra understands you a little too well for your comfort!
Obama must move beyond defense
September 27, 2011 in print edition on A8
It was painful to watch President Obama last week at the United Nations, backing away from the goal of Palestinian statehood he had championed when he took office.
America’s perpetual presidential campaign
September 27, 2011 in print edition on A8
Politically, if there’s one thing I think we can all agree on, it’s that there’s nothing we can all agree on. But one thing comes close: The presidential campaign is too darned long.
Great start
Helping restock a local food bank is just one way KU students give back to the Lawrence community.
September 27, 2011 in print edition on A8
What a great way to kick off homecoming activities at Kansas University.
Kansas honor
Recognizing former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole will get the new Kansas Walk of Honor off to a strong start.
September 27, 2011 in print edition on A8
It’s entirely appropriate that former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole should be the first Kansan to earn a spot on the new Kansas Walk of Honor.
He may be a father, but not a dad
September 27, 2011
Never one to put the Style Network and “thought-provoking” in the same sentence, I was struck by the sheer weird power of “Sperm Donor” (8 p.m.).
National briefs: Hand bruised, Michael Vick backs off ref-bashing
September 27, 2011 in print edition on B2
Michael Vick went home with a broken hand and woke up with only a bad bruise.