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Chevrolet Cavalier reported stolen from Louisiana Street
April 5, 2012
A 21-year-old Lawrence woman reported that her 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier was stolen from the 1100 block of Louisiana Street between noon March 26 and 10 a.m. Wednesday. She valued the loss at $2,040.
Woman reports $8,000 in damage to car downtown
April 5, 2012
A 66-year-old Topeka woman reported $8,000 worth of damage to her 2006 Honda Accord in the 800 block of Massachusetts Street between 7 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 a.m. Sunday.
Man reports over $2,000 worth of items stolen in burglary
April 5, 2012
A 19-year-old Lawrence man reported that a burglary and loss of various items in his home in the 1000 block of Emory Road occurred sometime between 10:30 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Monday, according to police reports. He valued the loss at $2,250.
Man reports damage to vehicle
April 5, 2012
• A 21-year-old Lawrence man reported that $2,000 worth of damage to his Ford Fusion occurred at 14th and Kentucky streets at about 11:45 p.m. Monday.
MacBook Air reported stolen
April 5, 2012
A 21-year-old Lawrence woman reported her MacBook Air stolen from the 1400 block of Seventh Street in a burglary between 12:30 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. She valued the loss at $1,200.
Woman charged with striking person with weapon
April 5, 2012
Douglas County prosecutors Thursday accused a 39-year-old Lawrence woman of using a billy club or blackjack to strike another woman during an incident early Wednesday.
Supporters of NBAF say they are confident it will be funded
April 5, 2012
The Department of Homeland Security selected the Kansas site to replace an aging lab at Plum Island, N.Y
Air guitarists wail at the Bottleneck
April 5, 2012
Air guitar — “playing” along with your favorite shredding — may have been a literal bedroom pursuit of rock fans with energy and imagination but it’s made the jump to public entertainment and competitive pursuit.
Johnson County teacher admits to sex with students
April 5, 2012
A former Shawnee Mission West High School teacher has admitted to having sex with students.
KU eliminates 80 jobs at medical center campus in Kansas City
01:36 p.m., April 5, 2012 Updated 04:53 p.m.
Leaders at Kansas University Medical Center have eliminated 80 jobs as part of an ongoing efficiency review on the Kansas City, Kan., campus.
Kansas Mega Millions winner remains unknown
April 5, 2012
Kansas Lottery officials say another $1 million ticket has been sold in northeast Kansas, this time to someone who played Powerball.
Topeka man, 23, charged with stealing two cars in Lawrence
April 5, 2012
Douglas County prosecutors have filed charges against a 23-year-old Topeka man accused of stealing two vehicles in Lawrence late last year.
State DMV’s computer problems resolved
April 5, 2012
Kansas is issuing driver’s licenses and non-driver identification cards again after fixing a problem that crashed a Division of Vehicles computer system for two days.
Crime rate on KU’s Lawrence campus down in 2011 from previous year
April 5, 2012
The number of crimes reported on Kansas University’s Lawrence campus declined for a second straight year, KU police announced Thursday.
Evan Manning likely KU bound
April 5, 2012
Former Free State High guard Evan Manning will likely be a walk-on for Kansas University’s basketball team next season. However, nothing yet is official, Manning told the Journal-World on Thursday.
Kansas regulatory board seeks abortion files pact
April 5, 2012
A regulatory board in Kansas is working on an agreement with a former abortion provider over the custody of patient records still in his possession after hundreds of others were found in a Kansas City-area recycling bin.
Pharma company moving 400 jobs from Missouri to Overland Park
April 5, 2012
Pharmaceutical company Teva Neuroscience has been roped into the tug-of-war between Kansas and Missouri over the use of incentives to lure businesses across the state line, announcing it plans to move its headquarters and 400 employees from Kansas City, Mo., to Overland Park, Kan.
Town Talk: Two hot dog stands to open in Downtown Lawrence; Chamber narrowing field in search for new president and CEO
April 5, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Pump Patrol
April 5, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.77 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call 832-7154.
Judge dismisses Yellow House lawsuit against KU police
April 5, 2012
A Douglas County judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the former owner of the Yellow House Store against the Kansas University Police Department.
Cloud County Community College to lower 3 wind turbines
April 5, 2012
A north-central Kansas community college plans to lower three wind turbines that have been deemed too tall by the Federal Aviation Administration so the school doesn’t lose about $1 million in federal grants.
More than $3,000 reported stolen on Saturday
April 5, 2012
A 21-year-old male KU student reported $2,850 worth of cash, a $300 watch and $90 black Sentry safe were stolen in a burglary that occurred between 10 p.m. March 29 and 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of Alabama Street.
Car damaged on Kentucky on Monday
April 5, 2012
A 49-year-old Topeka man reported his 2008 Audi car sustained $1,300 worth of damage while it was parked in the 800 block of Kentucky Street between 6 p.m. Monday and 7:15 a.m. Tuesday.
Wetlands burn slated for Thursday
April 5, 2012
A controlled grass burn is scheduled this morning for the Baker Wetlands south of Lawrence, said Roger Boyd, director of natural areas for Baker University.
Laptop stolen in burglary
April 5, 2012
A 20-year-old male KU student reported a burglary in which someone stole his silver Apple MacBook Pro laptop valued at $1,800 from the 1400 block of Tennessee Street between 5:30 p.m. Monday and 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.
MacBook stolen on campus
April 5, 2012
A 21-year-old male Kansas University student reported to Lawrence police Tuesday that someone had stolen his $1,000 Apple MacBook Pro laptop from the 1100 block of Kentucky Street sometime between 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. Sunday.
LHS grad a rising star in the field of astronomy
April 5, 2012
What’s at the end of the universe?
Ex-Sen. George Mitchell hopeful about future of politics
April 5, 2012
Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell acknowledges the current partisan nature of American politics, but he’s still optimistic for the future.
Heard on the Hill: Mizzou-Norfolk State got a lot of Twitter attention; KU external research funding increases again; contest to name KU Rec Center wall is down to three finalists
April 5, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Students angry over pricey courses pepper-sprayed
April 5, 2012
The dozens of student protesters who were pepper-sprayed by police at a California community college weren’t just angry about not getting into a meeting of school trustees.
Our Town Sports for April 5
April 5, 2012
A weekly roundup of local events and results.
Royals win spring finale
April 5, 2012 in print edition on B2
Danny Duffy struck out seven in three perfect innings, helping the Kansas City Royals to a 7-6 victory over the San Diego Padres in the spring finale for each team.
Jeff Withey-Elijah Johnson next 1-2 punch?
April 5, 2012
During this season’s run to the national championship game in New Orleans, Kansas University standouts Tyshawn Taylor and Thomas Robinson were KU’s top two scorers in 20 of the 39 games the Jayhawks played.
Danny Manning moves on
April 5, 2012
Danny Manning, who has lived in Lawrence 14 years of his life — and spent summers here during his 15 seasons in the NBA — says it took a special opportunity to lure him away from Kansas.
How former Jayhawks fared (April 5)
April 5, 2012 in print edition on B2
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of April 4.
Horoscope for April 5
April 5, 2012
For Thursday, April 5: Much of what you hear or experience might not make sense to you. Develop a way of handling the unexpected, as it will become a regular occurrence in your life. If you are single, be smart; do not consider a relationship long-term until it is. If you are attached, the two of you will have a current of excitement running through your bond.
‘Scandal’ has elite complex
April 5, 2012
“Scandal” (9 p.m., ABC) is ridiculous, but ridiculous in telling ways. Fresh-faced lawyer Quinn Perkins (Katie Lowes) nearly faints when she learns she has been hired by Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington). The mere mention of Pope’s name reduces the chatterbox Quinn to an awed silence.
25 years ago: Just in time for tornado season: New sirens installed
April 5, 2012
There were at that time 19 warning sirens scattered throughout the county.
40 years ago: Peach crop suffers a sad end this year
April 5, 2012
The balmy weather was coming too late to save the local peach crop.
100 years ago: Farm children can help with this crop
April 5, 2012
“Pop corn ought to be grown on every farm.”
Great game, T-Rob
April 5, 2012
Monday night game stats: Points — Robinson 18, Davis 6 …
Rights for all
April 5, 2012
The Kansas Preservation of Religious Freedom Act has a name chosen to evoke strong positive feelings, and based on these words alone, who could disagree? After all, our country was founded on religious freedom.
Gas prices
April 5, 2012
Much is being made about President Obama being responsible for the spike in gas prices. People are blaming him for doubling of the cost of gas. They are correct in stating that the price of gas was $1.84 in January 2009, when Obama took office. They fail to mention that the average cost of gas for the previous year was over $3 per gallon and peaked over $4.
A great dance
April 5, 2012
Thank you for the headline that appeared on the main section of Tuesday’s Journal World: “Thanks for the dance.”
It’s a start
A ban on insider trading by members of Congress and other federal officials seems like a given. Now it’s a law.
April 5, 2012
The insider trading legislation signed into law on Wednesday may not be enough to turn around the public’s opinion of the U.S. Congress, but it’s a step in the right direction.
Alcohol lessons apply to other drugs
April 5, 2012 in print edition on A6
The human nervous system interacts in pleasing and addictive ways with certain molecules derived from some plants, which is why humans may have developed beer before they developed bread. Psychoactive — consciousness-altering — and addictive drugs are natural, a fact that should immunize policymakers against extravagant hopes as they cope with America’s drug problem, which is convulsing some nations to our south.