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Archive for Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
Nutritious: Sarah made an early spring chopped salad with potatoes, romaine, asparagus, hard-boiled eggs, olives and avocado. Delicious/Nutritious: Easter leftovers
April 9, 2012
Have a dozen or more hard-boiled eggs in the fridge now that Easter is over? Megan and Sarah have some suggestions to use them up.
6:00 a.m.
Gerald Thomas, a maintenance worker at the River View Trailer Park wheels away old furniture and trash from a condemned property as city inspectors tape “condemned dwelling” notice to the front of a mobile home on Tuesday. Another five mobile homes at the Riverview Trailer Park declared unfit to live in
April 10, 2012
Another five mobile homes at the Riverview Trailer Park in North Lawrence were declared Tuesday to be unfit for habitation, and city inspectors said the possibility exists the entire park may be closed.
10:00 a.m.
Michael Tanner, a Lawrence man who lives in a shack built upon a trailer that is pulled by van, explains his opposition to a city ordinance that would prohibit the parking of large vehicles like his along Massachusetts Street by South Park, during the general comments portion of the city commission meeting on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at City Hall. City commissioners passed the ordinance with a 5-0 vote. City votes in favor of banning camping trailers, large vehicles from spots near South Park
April 10, 2012
An ordinance to ban camping trailers and other large vehicles from parking on public streets near South Park won unanimous approval from Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday night, despite accusations the city was unfairly targeting a pair of long-term campers.
2:00 p.m.
The 25th annual St. Patrick's Day parade included 162 floats on Saturday March 17, 2012. The Sandbar float, which won first place, was one of the last floats up Massachusetts Street. St. Patrick’s Day Parade committee distributes $60,000 to Lawrence charities
April 10, 2012
Typically, tiny-K Early Intervention doesn’t have enough money to buy adaptive equipment — such as walkers — for the special needs infants and toddlers the nonprofit serves in Douglas County. But thanks to the 2012 Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade, they’ll be making some purchases soon.
10:00 p.m.
Kansas quarterback Dayne Crist gets down with the offensive line behind the sled as the unit runs through drills during practice on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Crist studies Brady’s craft
April 11, 2012
Penn State became known as Linebacker U because generations of rugged men earned all-conference and All-America honors playing the position in State College and then earned big paychecks playing in the NFL.

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Judge denies request by ex-KU official
April 11, 2012
A former Kansas University athletics official convicted in a ticket scandal has lost an effort to have his probation cut short.
Response to nickel mystery called ‘absolutely incredible’
April 11, 2012
Sue Towns has been flooded with emails and calls after a Journal-World article on Sunday about her looking for her childhood hero.
County backs promoting weather alert system
Residents can sign up to get notices via phone call, email or text
April 11, 2012
On Wednesday, Douglas County commissioners gave the go-ahead to begin promoting technology that would allow residents to sign up to receive phone calls, email alerts or text messages about severe weather.
Earth Day celebration to show off ways to help environment
Parade to end in South Park, kicking off event Saturday
April 11, 2012
In its 12th year, the event will have more than 60 exhibitors and include family-friendly activities, live music and food vendors. Ripple Glass representatives will be on hand to talk about the new glass recycling containers scattered throughout the city, Operation WildLife will have some of its rescued birds on display, and Moser LLC will be using its innovative generator that is powered by portable solar panels.
County courts won’t close entirely
Statewide furloughs start Friday
April 11, 2012
A statewide court-employee furlough this Friday will cause most Douglas County District Court offices to close, but some court services will still function.
Corporations drop memberships in ALEC, which has strong ties to Kansas Legislature
April 11, 2012
A handful of major corporations recently announced they have dropped their memberships in the American Legislative Exchange Council, a group that promotes “model” legislation for conservative legislators and has strong ties to the Kansas Legislature.
U.S. agriculture secretary touts Obama’s ‘all-of-the-above’ approach
April 11, 2012
A $5 million payment from the federal government to a western Kansas ethanol plant is an example of President Barack Obama’s commitment to energy and rural development, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday.
George Zimmerman charged with second-degree murder in Trayvon Martin case
April 11, 2012
Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman is being charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose death ignited nationwide protests.
Prosecutors file attempted murder charge against Lawrence man for Michigan Way shooting
04:44 p.m., April 11, 2012 Updated 05:02 p.m.
Douglas County prosecutors have filed an attempted second-degree murder charge against a Lawrence man accusing him of shooting another man on Michigan Way early on April 1.
Second-degree murder charge brought in Trayvon Martin case
02:02 p.m., April 11, 2012 Updated 11:37 p.m.
The neighborhood watch volunteer who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was arrested and charged with second-degree murder Wednesday after months of mounting tensions and protests across the country.
SRS says it’s still investigating Kansas school
April 11, 2012
The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services is disputing claims from a military boarding school that the agency investigated and found no validity to abuse allegations made by a 14-year-old former cadet.
Mistrial declared after reporter tweets courtroom photo
April 11, 2012
A mistrial was declared in a Topeka murder case after a newspaper reporter sent a courtroom photo via Twitter that showed a juror.
KU to determine plan to search for new Medical Center leader
April 11, 2012
After the top official at Kansas University Medical Center announced she will leave her position earlier than previously thought, university leaders are beginning to identify how the search for her replacement will be conducted.
Jeff Schippers of Broken Arrow, Okla., wins KUsports.com bracket contest
April 11, 2012
Jeff Schippers’ prediction came true, even though he told family and friends that he hoped it wouldn’t.
Brownback pushes for tax cuts during panel discussion in New York
09:58 a.m., April 11, 2012 Updated 03:00 p.m.
Participating on a tax discussion panel Tuesday in New York, Brownback said people want “bold solutions.” He said, “The public is scared now. They are scared for the future of their country.”
Early-morning accident sends Lecompton woman, 21, to LMH
09:49 a.m., April 11, 2012 Updated 04:22 p.m.
A Lecompton woman was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital early Wednesday after a two-vehicle accident in northwestern Douglas County, Undersheriff Steve Hornberger said.
Motorist strikes 10-year-old boy on bike near Deerfield School
09:46 a.m., April 11, 2012 Updated 04:28 p.m.
A 10-year-old boy was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by ambulance Wednesday morning after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike, police said.
Heard on the Hill: Shakespeare in original pronunciation coming to KPR; report shows the gap between Latino and white students in getting college degrees; construction coming to West Campus
April 11, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Koch responds to criticism
April 11, 2012
Craig Grant’s letter (Koch Causes, April 9) is a textbook example of fictitious assertions that have no basis in reality.
Petrino fired after four seasons as Arkansas’ football coach
April 11, 2012 in print edition on B2
Arkansas fired coach Bobby Petrino on Tuesday, publicly dressing him down for unfairly hiring his mistress and intentionally misleading his boss about everything from their relationship to her presence at the motorcycle accident that ultimately cost him his job.
Olathe East pitchers stifle Free State softball’s bats
April 11, 2012
If there is a more unstoppable pitching duo around, don’t tell Free State High’s batters.
McCay still awaiting eligibility ruling
April 11, 2012
It has been a little more than three months since wide receiver Justin McCay committed to Kansas University after transferring from Oklahoma to get closer to his Kansas City home.
Holding serve: Firebirds win 15th straight tennis dual vs. Lions
April 11, 2012
Free State senior Nick Pellett doesn’t think much about the streak, but admits it’s hard to avoid it when FSHS and Lawrence High match up in boys tennis.
Crist studies Brady’s craft
April 11, 2012
Penn State became known as Linebacker U because generations of rugged men earned all-conference and All-America honors playing the position in State College and then earned big paychecks playing in the NFL.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook: Spring recruiting begins today
April 11, 2012
The biggest news of college basketball’s month-long spring signing period will be revealed at 6:30 p.m. today, when Shabazz Muhammad, the No. 1-ranked player in the Class of 2012, announces plans to attend either Duke, Kentucky or UCLA during a live telecast on ESPNU, ESPN3 and WatchESPN.com.
25 years ago: County appraisers finally finished with Oread neighborhood
April 11, 2012
Douglas County reappraisal data collectors were moving on to the Pinckney area of town.
40 years ago: Changes in store for main KU thoroughfares
April 11, 2012
Funds for the costs were to come from the sale of campus parking permits.
100 years ago: First school playground equipment installed
April 11, 2012
“Outdoor basketball has never been played here….”
‘Gator memory
April 11, 2012
I was fascinated by your April 7 article “Grown-up gators a challenge for Missouri town.”
Cemetery theft
April 11, 2012
On Friday before Easter, I went to visit my grandson. You see, he is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.
KBA politics
It would be too bad if politics keeps the Kansas Bioscience Authority from living up to its potential.
April 11, 2012
The Kansas Bioscience Authority is one of Kansas’ finest assets, and partisan politics should not be allowed to handicap or limit its potential.
Horoscope for April 11
April 11, 2012
You have changed in a profound way. This transformation will start to appear in different areas of your life, even as superficially as how you look or project yourself. If you are single, you attract quite an assortment of characters. If you are attached, the two of you act like new lovers.
Smut talk not exclusive to the men
April 11, 2012
You can’t spell “ABC” without the “B’’ word. The Disney-owned network has fallen in love with the vulgar term, hinting at it in the title of the “GCB” and returning to form with “Don’t Trust the B–- in Apartment 23” (8:30 p.m., ABC).