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Laptop stolen from KU library
April 12, 2012
Someone took a laptop computer valued at $1,500 from Anschutz Library on the Kansas University campus between 5 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. April 4, according to a KU police report.
$1,200 in stereo equipment reported stolen
April 12, 2012
A 21-year-old male Kansas University student reported someone burglarized his vehicle and stole a $1,200 Alpine stereo system. The burglary and theft occurred about 4 a.m. April 4 in the 2000 block of West Sixth Street, according to a Lawrence police report.
More than $1,500 in unauthorized purchases reported
April 12, 2012
A 29-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man filed a Lawrence police report on behalf of a 46-year-old Lawrence woman alleging someone used her financial card several times between Feb. 23 and March 28 to make $1,559 in unauthorized purchases at several Lawrence grocery and convenience stores and other businesses.
Pump Patrol
April 12, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.67 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call 832-7154.
KUnited candidate wins big
April 12, 2012
Kansas University students who voted in this week’s Student Senate elections overwhelmingly chose Hannah Bolton, a junior from St. Libory, Neb., as their next student body president.
Democrats to caucus Saturday
11:30 p.m., April 12, 2012 Updated 11:50 a.m.
Amped-up speeches and overflow crowds greeted Kansas Democratic Party caucus-goers in 2008. But this year’s Democratic caucus on Saturday is likely to be pretty calm.
De Soto Iraq war veteran found safe in Illinois
10:02 p.m., April 12, 2012 Updated 07:59 a.m.
A missing Iraq war veteran from De Soto has been found and is safe.
Lawrence man, 36, charged with rape, domestic battery
April 12, 2012
Douglas County prosecutors Thursday filed rape, domestic battery and aggravated burglary charges against a 36-year-old Lawrence man in connection with an incident early on Wednesday.
Judge: ATF sting operation not racially motivated
April 12, 2012
A federal judge has rejected defense claims that a firearms sting using a bogus pawn shop in a heavily black Wichita neighborhood was racially motivated.
Grain elevator company cited for serious violations in deadly Atchison blast
April 12, 2012
The federal government cited a Missouri grain company Thursday for willful safety violations and proposed a hefty fine for an explosion that killed six workers last October at a northeast Kansas grain elevator.
Softball games off; FSHS baseball giving it a shot
Baseball game moved up to 5 p.m.
02:20 p.m., April 12, 2012 Updated 03:37 p.m.
Thursday afternoon rain has canceled softball games on both sides of Lawrence, but baseball at FSHS hasn’t been called off.
KU student arrested on DUI, reckless driving charges after car crashes into residence
April 12, 2012
A 21-year-old man was arrested on DUI and reckless driving charges late Wednesday after he crashed into an residence in the 1700 block of Tennessee Street.
Arguments heard before Kansas Supreme Court in 2006 slaying of woman in Lawrence
April 12, 2012
The court heard oral arguments in the case for about a half-hour and took the matter under advisement.
Winona woman’s curious life seen in auction items
April 12, 2012
While Barbara Bishop’s last years were spent as an eccentric who faded away in nursing homes and hospitals, what Bishop left behind has been creating some buzz in northwest Kansas.
Severe weather possible in Kansas until Saturday
April 12, 2012
Severe weather is possible in much of eastern Kansas through Saturday.
Construction of new grain elevator lifts Atchison
April 12, 2012
Residents of Atchison are looking forward to the opening of a new grain elevator, which will replace a Bartlett Grain Co. elevator destroyed by a fatal explosion.
Adding GLBT to Hutchinson ordinance recommended
April 12, 2012
The Hutchinson City Council will consider a proposal to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance.
AG Schmidt to hold town hall meeting
April 12, 2012
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt will discuss current legal issues next week during a town hall meeting at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene.
Kansas tops states in current wind energy projects, report says
10:07 a.m., April 12, 2012 Updated 03:10 p.m.
Kansas has more than $2 billion worth of wind project under construction at the moment, the American Wind Energy Association reported.
Our Town Sports for April 12
April 12, 2012
A weekly roundup of local events and results.
FSHS tennis edges Rural
April 12, 2012
Andrew Craig, Miles Stevens and Phillip Bradshaw each claimed a singles victory and had a hand in a doubles victory as Free State edged Washburn Rural, 8-7, in a high school tennis dual on Wednesday at FSHS.
Royals’ Francoeur wins over fans
April 12, 2012
Pizza delivery, courtesy of Jeff Francoeur. The Kansas City Royals’ right fielder had 20 personal pizzas delivered Wednesday to a small but animated group of Oakland Athletics fans in section 149 of the Coliseum.
Prep Muhammad taps UCLA
April 12, 2012
Shabazz Muhammad, the No. 1-ranked basketball player in the Class of 2012, announced plans to attend UCLA on ESPNU’s national signing day special Wednesday.
Kansas baseball rocked by Shocks
April 12, 2012
Wichita State left fielder Taylor Doggett went 3-for-3 and scored three runs, while starting pitcher Tobin Mateychick tossed six strong innings as the Shockers defeated Kansas University, 10-2, Wednesday night at Eck Stadium to sweep the season series.
KU softball sweeps WSU
April 12, 2012
Two big innings carried Kansas University’s softball team to a doubleheader sweep of Wichita State on Wednesday night at Arrocha Ballpark.
LHS tennis frustrated
April 12, 2012
There wasn’t a win to be found for Lawrence High’s boys tennis team in a frustrating Wednesday afternoon home dual against Olathe South.
A’s slip past Royals in 12
April 12, 2012
Jonathan Broxton lost his command and lost the game on his final two pitches.
Smooth sailing: Coaches’ familiarity eases transition
April 12, 2012
When Kansas University wide receivers coach Rob Ianello first began coaching with Charlie Weis in 2005 at Notre Dame, he spent the early days tacking a “cheat sheet” to each day’s practice schedule to help him keep up with the demands of Weis’ offense. No such study aide has been needed this spring.
Man reports $1,000 in damage to Chevrolet Impala
April 12, 2012
A 23-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man reported $1,000 worth of damage to his 2006 Chevrolet Impala occurred in the 800 block of Massachusetts Street between 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. April 3
Woman reports over $2,200 in jewelry, other items stolen
April 12, 2012
A 63-year-old Forsyth, Mo., woman reported $2,221 worth of jewelry and other items stolen from the 1500 block of Sixth Street between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. April 3, according to police reports.
$1,350 worth of damage done to Kentucky Street signs
April 12, 2012
$1,350 worth of damage to Kentucky street signs near 14th Street occurred about 11 p.m. April 2, according to police reports.
$3,200 in damage done to street lights on Tennessee Street
April 12, 2012
Five city-owned light poles in the 1100 block of Tennessee Street were damaged between 10 p.m. April 2 and 6 a.m. April 3, according to police reports.
Pump patrol
April 12, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.67 at several stations.
Heard on the Hill: Student body presidential elections wrap up today; law school newspaper talks about ‘gunners’ (you probably don’t want to be one); KU alumnus named president of Seattle Pacific U.
April 12, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
25 years ago: Sixth-graders learn orienteering
April 12, 2012
Donna Gorton, a custodian at Broken Arrow school, recently had volunteered to add something to the curriculum of the sixth-graders.
40 years ago: Not all Democrats on board with ‘Gay Lib’ resolutions
April 12, 2012
A reporter asked State Chairman Dreiling if the Democratic Party was “the party of homosexuals.”
100 years ago: Famed anarchist speaks at KU
April 12, 2012
“Emma Goldman is angry because the paper called her a socialist and she demands that she be put right.”
NCAA places Baylor basketball on probation for three years
April 12, 2012 in print edition on B2
The NCAA put Baylor on three years of probation Wednesday after an investigation turned up hundreds of impermissible telephone calls and text messages sent to prep recruits by coaches and assistants on the basketball teams.
How former Jayhawks fared (April 12)
April 12, 2012 in print edition on B2
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of April 11.
DUI deterrent
Devices that keep people from drinking and driving may be having a positive impact on the number of alcohol-related accidents in Kansas.
April 12, 2012
It’s one thing to tell someone who has been convicted of driving under the influence that he or she can’t drive. It’s an entirely different thing to physically prevent that person from starting the car when he or she has consumed alcoholic beverages.
Truth too often goes unspoken
April 12, 2012 in print edition on A8
Barack Obama himself has never had the guts to say it. Indeed, while it is famously difficult to prove a negative, it seems apparent that few people in all of politics and media have had the guts to say it. Did John McCain ever say it? Did Rick Santorum or Bill O’Reilly? 
Drug legalization has pros, cons
April 12, 2012 in print edition on A8
Amelioration of today’s drug problem requires Americans to understand the significance of the 80/20 ratio. Twenty percent of American drinkers consume 80 percent of the alcohol sold here. The same 80/20 split obtains among users of illicit drugs.
Horoscope for April 12
April 12, 2012
Let go of a need to have your life work out in a certain way. The more you push, the less likely you will achieve your goals. If you are single, your desirability speaks to many people. If you are attached, your charisma adds many sparks to the relationship. Enjoy the heat.
David Letterman celebrates milestone
April 12, 2012
David Letterman celebrates his 65th birthday today. For those who can recall Letterman’s early years as a goofy, youngish guy in a sport coat, that milestone may come as something of a shock. He’s been a part of late-night TV for 30 years.