Archive for Saturday, April 7, 2012

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Basketball success a financial boon for KU
April 7, 2012
When the Jayhawks make a run to the Final Four, it means a whole lot more than a lot of happy fans. It can boost the university in all sorts of ways, too.
Lawrence school board asked to take vote on consolidation
April 7, 2012
Time’s up. After two and half years of discussion, the Lawrence school board is being asked to take a formal vote on whether to consolidate its smaller elementary schools.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned for this week
April 7, 2012
Road work planned for the week of April 8.
Friends in Council has deep roots, ties to KU
April 7, 2012
Later this month, members of a long-standing Lawrence study club will commemorate its 140th anniversary.
KU campus cameras keep extra watch for crime
April 7, 2012
Kansas University is adding extra sets of eyes to parking lots and other buildings. And KU Police Chief Ralph Oliver is thankful for the expansion of security cameras on campus.
Hunt eggs on candy seekers
April 7, 2012
Matteo Kalusha-Aguirre, 10, sat at the edge of the grass, picking through a white paper sack filled with candy. He unwrapped a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and popped it into his mouth, smiling. The candy was his reward for collecting five plastic eggs.
12th and Haskell Recycling Center action still to come
April 7, 2012
Despite a victory for opponents of the 12th and Haskell Recycling Center, city enforcement action against the east Lawrence salvage yard likely won’t occur for at least another month.
City Commission agenda for April 10
April 7, 2012
City commissioners will consider beginning the process on several land-use issues related to a proposed youth fieldhouse/recreation center in northwest Lawrence.
Around and about in local business
April 7, 2012
Gene Meyer, Lawrence Memorial Hospital president and CEO, will discuss health care reform Wednesday during a lunch seminar hosted by Lawrence Medical Managers.
‘Equity index’ shows wide disparities in Kan. between whites, blacks
April 7, 2012
Through history, Kansas has been prominent in the fight to advance rights for African-Americans.
Inmate’s mom loses lawsuit over suicide
April 7, 2012
A jury in Topeka has cleared two Shawnee County jailers of negligence in the death of an inmate who hanged himself with a sheet after 38 days in custody, part of which he spent under suicide watch.
Man, 38, guilty of murder in cheerleader’s death
April 7, 2012
Jurors convicted a central Kansas man of capital murder on Friday in the killing of a 14-year-old cheerleader whose charred body was found at the asphalt plant where the he worked.
Man injured in 1-car crash on KU campus last weekend in fair condition
April 7, 2012
Jonathan Chappas, a 21-year-old Prairie Village man, was listed in fair condition Friday at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., said hospital spokesman Bob Hallinan.
Police investigating string of auto burglaries
April 7, 2012
Lawrence police are investigating several auto burglaries that occurred early Friday in northern Lawrence.
Woman reports car suffers $10,000 in damage downtown
April 7, 2012
A 52-year-old Topeka woman reported her 2005 maroon Honda Accord sustained $10,000 in damage after it was parked in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street between 5:45 p.m. March 31 and 5 a.m. April 1, according to a Lawrence police report.
Pump patrol
April 7, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.71 at several stations.
Lawrence’s largest running event set for April 22, to benefit safety net clinic
April 7, 2012
The April 22 Kansas Half Marathon includes a half marathon and 5K race, and one-mile children’s fun run. There will not be a 10K race this year. The event also will start and finish in downtown Lawrence at Ninth and New Hampshire streets. There will be about 200 volunteers helping with the event, including 70 course directors.
25 years ago: Four-way stop approved for east Lawrence intersection
April 7, 2012
“It’s a speedway, a demolition derby.”
40 years ago: Lawrence river bridge is a ‘faithful servant,’ but where’s the love?
April 7, 2012
Lawrence’s bridge across the Kansas River was described in an article today as “a faithful public servant.”
100 years ago: Lawrence needs extra rooms for visiting editors
April 7, 2012
“The hotels cannot accommodate these people.”
Magazine: Lawrence a top retirement spot
April 7, 2012
Lawrence is one of the better retirement destinations in the Midwest, according to the editors of a national magazine.
Ordinance targets vehicles in front of South Park
April 7, 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.
Glamour girl: KU student makes top college women list
April 7, 2012
Kansas University and a Lawrence native Sarah Stern was selected one of Glamour Magazine’s “Top 10 College Women.”
2 people seriously injured in U.S. 24 wreck involving semi
April 7, 2012
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.
KU researchers win lawsuit over patent for drug
April 7, 2012
Two Kansas University researchers will have their names added as co-inventors on a patent for a successful cancer drug after they won a federal lawsuit.
How former Jayhawks fared (April 7)
April 7, 2012 in print edition on B5
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of April 6.
Petrino reportedly didn’t want 911 call
April 7, 2012 in print edition on B2
Moments after their motorcycle accident, Bobby Petrino and a female employee told a passer-by not to call 911, then got a ride back to Fayetteville where the Arkansas football coach was met by a state trooper who provides his personal security during the season.
FSHS soccer routs Lansing
April 7, 2012
Seven players scored goals as Free State High soccer claimed a 10-0 rout of Lansing on Friday.
LHS boys, girls 4th at Topeka Relays
12:00 a.m., April 7, 2012 Updated 03:34 p.m.
Blake Hocking won the shot put and Alex Ballard won the pole vault to help Lawrence High’s boys track and field team place fourth Friday in the Topeka Relays. Hocking threw the shot 60-10, and Ballard went 13-0 in the pole vault.
FIU fires Thomas after three seasons
April 7, 2012 in print edition on B2
Isiah Thomas arrived at Florida International knowing that he was taking a risk.
Royals drop opener at L.A.
April 7, 2012
Jered Weaver struck out 10 in eight dominant innings of four-hit ball, Peter Bourjos’ bases-loaded infield single broke open a scoreless game in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels won Albert Pujols’ hitless debut, 5-0 over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
Baylor sweeps Kansas softball
April 7, 2012
Two big innings carried Baylor to a softball doubleheader sweep of Kansas University on Friday at Getterman Stadium.
KU baseball falls at OSU
April 7, 2012
Oklahoma State catcher Jared Womack’s single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning pushed home the winning run to give the Cowboys a 7-6 victory over Kansas University in the series opener Friday night at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
UConn transfer considering KU
April 7, 2012
Kansas University is one of many schools recruiting former UConn power forward Alex Oriakhi, reports.
Fred Couples making it Masters for ages
Ex-Jayhawk Gary Woodland 4 back
April 7, 2012
All signs pointed to this being a Masters for the ages. This wasn’t what anyone had in mind — 52-year-old Fred Couples, silver hair and still cool as ever, drawing the loudest cheers Friday on his way to becoming the oldest player atop the leaderboard going into the weekend at Augusta National.
Expect big things from KU duo
April 7, 2012
Now that we’ve seen what the Kansas University basketball team can do when a rare season that doesn’t start with high expectations unfolds, everybody might as well face the facts: Great things will be expected every year from now on, regardless of how the team looks on paper.
Grown-up gators a challenge for Missouri town
April 7, 2012
The 50 baby alligators were cute little critters, each roughly the size of a pencil, when a Colorado man sold them out of a trailer in the parking lot of the Kennett Eagles Club in southeast Missouri. Fourteen months later, Kennett authorities are worried about what’s become of those animals.
Settling in. Again
April 7, 2012
As Kansas University senior Toben Opurum wades into his third spring under his second head coach at KU, the song remains the same.
Faulty reports inflamed reaction to Florida shooting
April 7, 2012
The tragic shooting death of a Florida teenager by a neighborhood watch volunteer has triggered protests throughout the country and hearings in our nation’s capital and provided fodder for those who want to inject racism into the picture.
U.S. job market takes a break after hiring binge
12:00 a.m., April 7, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The U.S. job market took a breather in March after its best hiring stretch since the Great Recession. Employer
Creative state?
April 7, 2012
Maybe Lawrence’s officially defunct moniker of “City of the Arts” should now be regurgitated and revamped to be more inclusive, as the “City of Creativity?”
Reader disputes view of Kochs
April 7, 2012
While reading Dolph Simons Jr.’s Saturday Column supporting the Koch family (March 31) I couldn’t help but think how much the Journal-World parrots Koch industry guidelines. You say the Kochs are a tremendous asset for our state. I contend they are not, by any means.
Maryland high court hears lesbian divorce case
April 7, 2012
Maryland routinely grants divorces for couples who married in other states, and divorces for same-sex couples should be no different, lawyers for a lesbian couple told the state’s highest court Friday.
Health care case has Democrats reeling
April 7, 2012 in print edition on A8
“I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.” — Barack Obama, on the constitutional challenge to his health care law, April 2       “Unprecedented”? Judicial review has been the centerpiece of the American constitutional system since Marbury v. Madison in 1803. “Strong majority”? The House has 435 members. In March 2010, Democrats held a 75-seat majority. Obamacare passed by seven votes.
Horoscope for April 7
April 7, 2012
For Saturday, April 7: This year, you often are very serious. Many thoughts come up from out of nowhere. You might want to reconsider many of them. Be careful if you are single — someone could lure you in with a certain act. If you are attached, you will become a more cohesive unit if you both are willing to be more vulnerable with each other.
Heston epic endures on Easter eve
April 7, 2012
As it has for decades, the night before Easter belongs to “The Ten Commandments” (6 p.m., ABC). Narrated and directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Charlton Heston, the 1956 Technicolor film is as much about old Hollywood as the Old Testament.