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Archive for Friday, April 6, 2012

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Polls
Do you expect the Lawrence school board to vote to close one of its smaller schools in an effort to save money?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
72%
No
 
21%
Not sure
 
5%
Total 365
Should Lawrence City Commissioners approve an ordinance to make it illegal for long-term campers to set up living quarters in public parking spots in front of South Park?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
77%
No
 
19%
Not sure
 
2%
Total 1008

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Sunflower School principal announces resignation
April 6, 2012
Sue Hosey resigned Friday from her position as principal of Sunflower School.
KU group investing in campus trees
11:49 p.m., April 6, 2012 Updated 12:43 p.m.
A new group of faculty, staff and students at Kansas University is trying to raise money to benefit the many trees throughout the campus.
Statehouse Live: Brownback’s chief of staff steps down, but will continue working on governor’s behalf
April 6, 2012
Brownback’s office announced Friday that Kensinger will serve as chairman of Brownback’s policy organization, called Road Map Solutions.
Brownback vetoes barber change as economic burden
April 6, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback on Friday vetoed an obscure bill changing state rules for barbers, saying he wants to send a clear message that Kansas won’t needlessly burden free enterprise.
Topeka man enters plea in Johnson County killing
April 6, 2012
An alleged methamphetamine dealer from Topeka man has admitted to killing a mother of five at a Johnson County hotel because he thought she was a police informant.
Korean War vet’s remains to be buried in Wichita
April 6, 2012
A veteran who died 61 years ago in a North Korean prisoner of war camp will be buried in Wichita on Saturday.
7 injured as Navy jet crashes into Virgina apartments, pilots eject
April 6, 2012
Two Navy pilots ejected from a fighter jet Friday, sending their unmanned plane careening into a Virginia Beach apartment complex and engulfing several buildings in flames.
6 mobile homes condemned, some families displaced for safety risks
April 6, 2012
City inspectors have declared about a half-dozen trailers in a North Lawrence mobile home park unfit for habitation, leaving several families scrambling to find a place to stay.
Expo on services for those with disabilities planned
04:30 p.m., April 6, 2012 Updated 05:12 p.m.
Individuals with disabilities, their families and care givers will have a chance to gather information about service providers, organizations and support groups during the annual Community Resource Expo.
Kansas winner comes forward to claim record jackpot, but remains anonymous
04:07 p.m., April 6, 2012 Updated 05:54 p.m.
The Kansas ticket was purchased at Casey’s General Store 2688, which is located at 940 N. Main in Ottawa, lottery officials said.
Leavenworth man, 19, sentenced to probation for gun shop burglary
April 6, 2012
A federal judge Friday sentenced a 19-year-old Leavenworth man to serve five years on probation for his role in a 2011 burglary of a Jefferson County gun shop.
Police say charges unlikely in Wichita woman’s death
April 6, 2012
Wichita police say it’s unlikely charges will be filed against family members in the death of a morbidly obese woman who fell off a couch and remained on the floor for several days before help was summoned.
Speaker of Kansas House, Supreme Court chief justice disagree on furloughs
April 6, 2012
House Speaker Mike O’Neal on Friday said the state judicial system shouldn’t shut down for five days, but instead should use a reserve of attorney fees until the Legislature approves a budget.
City commission to consider ban on RV parking near South Park
April 6, 2012
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday will consider approving a new ordinance that will make it illegal for two long-term campers to set up make-shift living quarters in public parking spots in front of South Park.
State lotto says Mega Millions winner has come forward
April 6, 2012
Kansas Lottery officials have said the holder of a winning Mega Millions ticket has come forward to claim a share of a record $656 million jackpot.
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce to interview candidates for top job
April 6, 2012
Nearly nine months after its president and CEO left for a new job in Colorado, leaders with the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce said they are getting closer to hiring his replacement. John Ross, chair of the chamber’s board of directors, confirmed that chamber leaders will conduct interviews with several candidates next week.
Town Talk: City delays vote on Ninth and New Hampshire hotel/apartment project again; city to tackle issue of longterm R.V. campers near South Park; Lawrence chosen as Midwest retirement ‘haven’
April 6, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Auto burglaries reported northeast of Sixth and Iowa streets
April 6, 2012
Lawrence police are investigating several auto burglaries that occurred early Friday in northern Lawrence.
Kansas sextuplets celebrate 10th birthday
April 6, 2012
Imagine having to celebrate the birthdays of six children in the same day.
Kansas agency urging removal of dead pine trees
April 6, 2012
The Kansas Department of Agriculture is urging residents to remove dead pine trees in April to prevent the spread of disease.
House, Senate budget committees to convene
April 6, 2012
Committees of the Kansas House and Senate plan to resume work on budget issues before the Legislature formally returns from its annual spring break.
Two people injured in pickup-semi crash on U.S. Highway 24 in Jefferson County
09:12 a.m., April 6, 2012 Updated 04:48 p.m.
Two people suffered life-threatening injuries early Friday morning when a pickup truck collided with a semitrailer on U.S. Highway 24 northwest of Lawrence.
Agriculture secretary named to Kansas Bioscience Authority
April 6, 2012
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday named Secretary of Agriculture Dale Rodman to the board of an agency set up to nurture bioscience companies.
Feds receive Kan. abortion complaint
April 6, 2012
A federal agency has received a civil rights complaint about a former Kansas abortion provider’s disposal of hundreds of patients’ medical records in a recycling bin, an official said Thursday. Meanwhile, a state regulatory board is working on an agreement on the permanent custody of other files still in his possession.
Easter egg hunts set for Saturday
April 6, 2012
The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department will host two Easter egg hunts on Saturday afternoon.
Clinton Lake Cleanup set for April 21
April 6, 2012
The 29th annual Clinton Lake Cleanup will start at 9 a.m. April 21 in shelter No. 1 in Overlook Park.
Recycling center loses 1st appeal
April 6, 2012
In a Thursday night meeting, the Lawrence Board of Zoning Appeals upheld a notice of violation ordering the 12th and Haskell Recycling Center to get rid of its outside storage of scrap metal and other materials.
Douglas County growing, albeit slowly
April 6, 2012
Douglas County is still growing, according to new numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau, but its growth remains at a historically slow pace.
Heard on the Hill: Kansas Relays to try to break record for biggest nacho plate; 2012 Homecoming theme announced; Hall Center announces upcoming lectures for 2012-13
April 6, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
25 years ago: Record voter turnout expected for tomorrow’s election
April 6, 2012
Heavy voter turnout was expected for the next day, with ballots perhaps reaching a record high for a purely local election.
40 years ago: Local construction slowly increasing
April 6, 2012
City building permits showed that Lawrence construction was still on the rise.
100 years ago: Six months after daughter’s death, mother commits suicide
April 6, 2012
“Worry over the tragic suicide of her daughter is believed to have caused the similar death of Mrs. Ella Skeet.”
Free State wins Topeka swim meet
April 6, 2012
Free State High went 1-2-3 in diving and 1-2 in the 100 free and won the team title Thursday at the Topeka Swimming and Diving Invitational.
Hoops coaches select All-State team
April 6, 2012
When the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association released its All-State basketball teams, three city players made the cut.
NCAA denies UConn appeal
April 6, 2012 in print edition on B2
The NCAA has turned down the University of Connecticut’s final appeal on behalf of its men’s basketball team for a waiver of recently instituted academic requirements — a decision that likely will keep the Huskies out of next year’s postseason.
FSHS softball sweeps Leavenworth
April 6, 2012
Meredith Morris pitched a three-hitter in a 12-0 victory, and Kaley Delg allowed six hits in a 23-4 triumph as Free State High’s softball team swept a doubleheader from Leavenworth on Thursday.
Powerhouse Olathe Northwest slams Lawrence High softball
April 6, 2012
Nobody could accuse Lawrence High’s softball team of coasting in the early season.
Westwood’s 67 best at Masters
April 6, 2012 in print edition on B2
Lee Westwood has a first-round lead at a major for the first time in his career.
Lions’ tennis shakes off rust in home quadrangular
April 6, 2012
With a loss, a tie and a win Thursday at its home quad, Lawrence High’s boys players experienced every possible outcome.
How former Jayhawks fared (April 6)
April 6, 2012 in print edition on B2
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of April 5.
Olathe NW baseball rocks Free State, 13-3
April 6, 2012
Olathe Northwest’s baseball team broke open a close game with 11 runs in the final two innings and defeated Free State, 13-3, on Thursday night.
Cleavinger no-hits O-South baseball in LHS win
April 6, 2012
Garrett Cleavinger pitched a no-hitter while striking out 11, and Lawrence High’s baseball team defeated Olathe South, 3-0, on Thursday night.
Firebirds girls soccer hangs with, ties SM West
April 6, 2012
Though Free State High’s girls soccer team won its first two matches of the season with ease, the Firebirds knew Thursday night’s home showdown with Shawnee Mission West would be its first true test.
Evan Manning to join KU as walk-on
April 6, 2012
Former Free State High guard Evan Manning — the son of former Kansas University All-American Danny Manning — will play basketball at his dad’s alma mater.
Royals to face Pujols, L.A.
April 6, 2012
Albert Pujols sat back contentedly in his chair in front of his new locker between Erick Aybar and Mark Trumbo on Thursday, eating a big plate of melon slices while his new teammates joked about the Masters and the Red Sox game on television.
Tryout time: KU defensive coordinator Campo sees spring as proving ground
April 6, 2012
When Kansas University defensive coordinator Dave Campo took the job in January, one of the things he said he was looking forward to about returning to the college game fresh off of a 23-year stint in the NFL was the opportunity to teach again.
Self offering insiders’ view
April 6, 2012
John Calipari, a voice we all will hear plenty of in the coming year — important public service message: Don’t let that remote get swallowed by the couch — bled famous words when asked Sunday if he had ever watched the 2008 national-title game.
Pump patrol
April 6, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.75 at several stations.
Lawrence resident pleads no contest to misdemeanor for failing to report deadly ATV accident
April 6, 2012
A 23-year-old Lawrence man pleaded no contest Thursday to a misdemeanor for failing to report an all-terrain vehicle accident last October in which his friend died.
DLI thanks
April 6, 2012
On behalf of downtown Lawrence business owners and — if I may be so bold — everyone who enjoyed the incredible Final Four celebrations on Massachusetts Street and beyond, congratulations and thousands of thanks to the Lawrence Police Department, which did an amazing job of crowd control.
Gas gouge
April 6, 2012
Oil speculation certainly plays its role in the cost of a gallon of gas at the pump, but the service stations/oil companies seem to play their part.
Special guy
Lawrence and Kansas University are honored by the long association with a great basketball player, coach and person.
April 6, 2012
Danny Manning has always been special. There were the obvious basketball talents that locals got their first look at when Manning’s family moved to Lawrence before his senior year at Lawrence High School.
GOP should embrace Alger
April 6, 2012 in print edition on A8
Next week the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans (www.horatioalger.org) will celebrate its 65th anniversary. I confess I did not know of its existence until I read their ad in an airline magazine. I am familiar with Horatio Alger, the man, who inspired generations of boys, and later girls, with stories of people overcoming difficult circumstances to succeed, but I was ignorant of the association that carries on his vision.
Bin Laden, Pakistan questions remain
April 6, 2012 in print edition on A8
Let’s see if we’ve got the numbers straight: Osama bin Laden lived in five houses in Pakistan, fathered four children there, kept three wives who took dictation for his rambling directives to his terror network,  had two children born in public hospitals — and through it all, the Pakistani government did not know one single thing about his whereabouts?
Horoscope for April 6
April 6, 2012
For Friday, April 6: The Full Moon marks your year. You often will juggle your intellect and your feelings. You could go back and forth when deciding what you should do as opposed to what you want to do. If you are single, your charisma attracts people like a magnet. If you are attached, you will be a little inconsistent in your relationship, as your mind floats to other issues.
‘Magic City’ channels ‘Godfather’
April 6, 2012
Let’s get this straight: “Magic City” (9 p.m., Starz) is not a “Mad Men” imitation. It is patterned on “The Godfather: Part II.” In fact, it copies from the first two “Godfather” films with audacious gusto. It’s also entertaining.