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United Way agencies facing dramatic funding changes
April 13, 2012
A new philosophy by the United Way of Douglas County has caused 2012 funding amounts for several local social service agencies to swing wildly, with some agencies seeing funding changes of about $100,000.
Departure of Brownback’s chief of staff raising questions
April 13, 2012
The departure of Gov. Sam Brownback’s chief of staff David Kensinger during a bruising legislative session has raised questions throughout the Kansas political world.
Drivers education class registration is Saturday
April 13, 2012
Enrollment for summer driver education instruction will be held from 8:30 am. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive.
Lawrence parents get advice on how to combat teen-aged drinking
April 13, 2012
Speakers Friday at a forum aimed at curbing underage drinking urged parents to initiate talks with teenagers early about the dangers of alcohol abuse and continue them often.
New Kansas fiscal forecasts more optimistic
April 13, 2012
Kansas officials have raised their forecast of state revenue through the middle of next year by $252 million.
Amtrak says Kansas rail service could move by 2016
April 13, 2012
If money to upgrade and maintain Amtrak’s Southwest Chief route through Kansas isn’t promised by 2014, the passenger rail service will start the process of moving the route out of the state by 2016, Amtrak officials told a group of legislative and transportation officials.
Man accused of striking 16-year-old during alleged road-rage incident
April 13, 2012
A 33-year-old man was cited for misdemeanor battery after he was accused of striking a 16-year-old girl with her baseball cap Thursday afternoon during an alleged road rage incident.
Chesapeake Energy Corp. pledges $5 million toward KU’s new Energy and Environment Center
April 13, 2012
Chesapeake Energy Corp. has pledged a $5 million gift for an interactive, high-tech auditorium that will anchor Kansas University’s new Energy and Environment Center.
Man flown to Kansas City hospital after fall at south Lawrence mobile home park
02:01 p.m., April 13, 2012 Updated 02:25 p.m.
Medics called for a helicopter ambulance Friday afternoon for a man who fell about 10 feet at Easy Living Mobile Home park, 3323 Iowa.
Statehouse Live: Democrats criticize Republicans over court closings
April 13, 2012
The furloughs were ordered by Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss after the Legislature failed to approve a supplemental budget that included $1.4 million to help the judicial branch meet payroll for the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends June 30.
Kansas delays decision in abortion referrals case
11:08 a.m., April 13, 2012 Updated 12:09 p.m.
Kansas regulators Friday postponed a ruling on whether a physician should lose her license over allegations that she provided substandard care for young patients whom she referred to Dr. George Tiller for late-term abortions.
Bill Kurtis selling part of ranch near Sedan
11:07 a.m., April 13, 2012 Updated 12:11 p.m.
Television documentary producer Bill Kurtis is selling part of his Red Buffalo Ranch near Sedan.
Committee holding hearing on biosecurity lab
April 13, 2012
Department of Homeland Security officials are telling a panel of researchers that a new animal research lab is still needed, even though federal funds are scarce.
KU medical school in Salina touts new anatomy lab
April 13, 2012
The first class at the Kansas University Medical School in Salina has the opportunity to work in a modern, state-of-the-art anatomy lab.
Forecasters say Saturday storm system could be ‘life threatening;’ severe weather expected for Lawrence area
11:02 a.m., April 13, 2012 Updated 04:30 p.m.
The Storm Prediction Center says a dangerous tornado outbreak is likely Saturday in parts of Kansas and Oklahoma as intense storms move into the southern Plains.
Truck driver sentenced to 3 years for police chase
April 13, 2012
A trucker who led police on a chase through three northeast Kansas counties last year has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison.
Wichita fire crews stage dramatic dog rescue
April 13, 2012
Just as Wichita officials were holding a news conference Thursday to announce their efforts to save a dog had failed, a firefighter saw wet canine nostrils appear in a tiny hole in concrete.
Wichita holding annual Walk Against Gang Violence
April 13, 2012
Organizers of the annual Wichita Walk Against Gang Violence hope this year’s march will draw twice as many participants as there are gang members in the city.
Town Talk: New owner takes over Z’s Divine Espresso; city pondering $2.5 million project to improve road for possible rec center; black-footed ferrets and Earth Day
April 13, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Defense sets tone in FSHS baseball victory
April 13, 2012
Piling up strikeouts on the mound and pounding extra-base hits to the outfield alleys are a couple of ways to win a baseball game.
FSHS’ Frantz signs with Neosho
April 13, 2012
Free State High senior guard Brett Frantz, an All-Sunflower League third-team selection, decided on the next stop in his basketball career this week.
Lions’, Firebirds’ softball rained out
April 13, 2012
Thursday afternoon rain canceled softball games on both sides of Lawrence.
Bourbon healing, hoping for strong return
April 13, 2012
With Kansas University sophomore running back Brandon Bourbon staring at an uptick in carries while KU starter James Sims serves a three-game suspension, the biggest question surrounding Bourbon is whether or not he will be ready.
25 years ago: In spite of new speed limit, cars might still slow down for Lawrence
April 13, 2012
A four-mile strip of Interstate 70, including two sections within the city limits, was designated to remain at 55 mph.
40 years ago: ‘Dustfall’ spatters cars with mud
April 13, 2012
Owners of autos left outside overnight had arisen to find mud spatters on their cars.
100 years ago: KU girls to hold benefit for dormitory fund
April 13, 2012
“The Senior girls of the University have been offered the use of the Nickel Theater for Women’s Dormitory benefit.”
Mass St. magical during Relays
April 13, 2012
Witnessing live the local university’s basketball team win two Final Four games in 2008 and one two weeks ago made it impossible to see Mass Street turn into a river of bodies.
Historic district
April 13, 2012
Cultural heritage and authenticity are some of the attributes of a historic neighborhood.
Living the life: Ex-KU players — some pursuing dreams of their own — help at Self fantasy camp
April 13, 2012
Brady Morningstar would classify his first year in professional basketball as a resounding success.
Wasted effort
April 13, 2012
The Kansas Legislature is currently considering a bill that creates a suspicion-less drug-testing program for cash assistance recipients.
Safety measure
Kansas University police say security cameras have had a positive effect on campus safety.
April 13, 2012
Security cameras sometimes have been seen as simply an invasion of privacy, a sign that Big Brother is watching. However, the cameras also have a positive impact when it comes to deterring or solving crime.
How former Jayhawks fared (April 13)
April 13, 2012 in print edition on B3
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of April 12.
Horoscope for April 13
April 13, 2012
This year the more conscious you are of your feelings, the greater success you will experience. Know that you cannot sit on your anger. If you are single, you will have a lot to work through personally. If you are attached, the two of you are more connected than in the past.
Endless love for Lionel Richie tonight
April 13, 2012
What year is it? On “Mad Men,” it’s 1966. “Magic City” has just welcomed New Year’s Day, 1959. But out here in the “real” world, 1984 is breaking out all over. And I’m not just talking about a new album from Madonna.