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12:00 a.m.
Bicycles, floats, flags, and even elephants march down Massachusetts Street on Saturday during the Earth Day parade. The 12th annual Earth Day Celebration continued in South Park with live music, food vendors and information on ways to recycle, reduce waste and make the world a better place to live. All walks of life gather to celebrate Earth Day
April 14, 2012
Saturday’s event kicked off with a parade, with participants trooping down Massachusetts Street until they landed at South Park. Among those in the parade were Kansas University seniors Monica Melhem and Neil Goss who represented KU Environs and the Educational Creative Outreach Committee.
6:00 a.m.
John and Sydney Delfelder try their hand at rhythmic gymnastics during the Quail Run Girl Scouts’ annual father-daughter event on Sunday in Building 21 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St. The theme of this year’s event was the Olympics. All fun and ‘Olympic’ games for Girl Scouts and their dads
April 15, 2012
The games began with the national anthem sung by Kelly Clarkson herself.But unfortunately for the 80 or so Quail Run School Girl Scouts attending this year’s father-daughter “Olympics” on Sunday, Clarkson was unable to make it in person. So, a recorded version of the song had to do.
10:00 a.m.
computer scam Scam in Lawrence area involves so-called tech-support call about computer viruses
April 15, 2012
The phone call came out of the blue. But Lawrence resident Martha Town, 69, was ready to listen because she had been having problems with her computer at home. The caller claimed to be a technical support analyst either for Microsoft or Cisco Systems Inc. — she can’t remember which one — and he later turned her over to a woman he said was his female supervisor.
6:00 p.m.
Providing cover for a fellow cadet, Clark Maynard 21, from Columbia, Mo., was among the 260 ROTC cadets from across the country who were in Lawrence on Saturday for the 2012 Ranger Buddy Competition. Cadets competed in teams for the Best Ranger Buddy Team title. ROTC cadets top field in Ranger Buddy competition
April 15, 2012
When John Bergman’s friends asked him how his “Army thing” went, he found it a little difficult to answer.

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Quilt show set for this weekend
April 16, 2012
For the past three decades, Lawrence quilter Sammie Messick has been honing her craft. The years of hard work have earned her the honor of being the featured quilter at this weekend’s 2012 Kaw Valley Quilt Guild’s Heart to Hands quilt show.
Police investigating reported break-in at Meadowbrook Apartments early Monday
April 16, 2012
Lawrence police were investigating a report that a man broke into a west Lawrence apartment early Monday and possibly removed a screen at another residence in the area, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a police spokesman.
KU students arrested Saturday on suspicion of stealing folding chairs from Memorial Stadium
April 16, 2012
Two 19-year-old Kansas University students were arrested Saturday morning suspected of stealing four folding chairs from Memorial Stadium, said Maj. Chris Keary, assistant KU police chief.
Lawrence man reports stolen Oldsmobile Alero
April 16, 2012
A 22-year-old Lawrence man reported to Lawrence police his white Oldsmobile Alero was stolen from the 1000 block of West 23rd Street between 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. April 10.
Lawrence man reports theft of golf clubs, bag
April 16, 2012
A 70-year-old Lawrence man reported $3,400 Callaway Golf club set and $100 bag were stolen between midnight and 5:50 p.m. Friday from the 5500 block of Brown Drive
Lawrence woman reports theft of $3,600 worth of jewelry
April 16, 2012
A 50-year-old Lawrence woman reported to police Friday that someone stole $3,600 worth of jewelry from her, including a 1987 gold Kansas University class ring.
Sears employee reports stolen Rockwell JawHorse work stations
April 16, 2012
An employee at Sears, 2727 Iowa, on April 6 reported that several Rockwell JawHorse work stations, valued at more than $170 each, were stolen from the store over nearly three months.
No injuries reported in early morning rollover accident
April 16, 2012
A woman was not injured after a rollover accident about 2:15 a.m. Monday in the 1800 block of Learnard Avenue, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a police spokesman.
KU football lands oral commitment from St. Louis-area linebacker
April 16, 2012
A few days ago, the Kansas University football program addressed the present by adding fifth-year senior linebacker Anthony McDonald from Notre Dame. Monday, the Jayhawks again began to look to the future when Kellen Ash, a 6-foot-3, 194-pound linebacker from Parkway South High in Ballwin, Mo., outside of St. Louis, orally committed to Kansas.
Andrew White officially signs with KU men’s basketball
06:06 p.m., April 16, 2012 Updated 12:01 a.m.
Andrew White, a 6-foot-6 guard from Chester, Va., signed a national letter of intent with the Kansas men’s basketball team Monday afternoon during a ceremony in Charlottesville, Va.
Ex-state senator Barone feels ‘vindicated’ in racing case
April 16, 2012
A judge has ruled that Kansas gambling regulators had no grounds to bar a former state legislator from being involved with a dog-racing track in his hometown.
Lawrence’s Best Buy store not included on closure list
April 16, 2012
Lawrence’s Best Buy store will not be one of about 50 stores the electronics retailer closes as it attempts to revamp its operations.
KU guard Merv Lindsay to transfer
02:54 p.m., April 16, 2012 Updated 12:02 a.m.
Kansas guard Merv Lindsay, a 6-foot-7 freshman from Moreno Valley, Calif., will transfer from KU at the end of the semester, coach Bill Self told the Journal-World in a text message Monday.
Lawrence police say Taste Lounge violated liquor laws; bar site of recent gun incidents
Manager claims club is being unfairly targeted
02:33 p.m., April 16, 2012 Updated 08:53 p.m.
Lawrence police have forwarded a report to state officials alleging a Lawrence bar — already under review by the city for firearm-related incidents — violated alcohol-sales laws.
Judges, journalists clash over courtroom tweets
April 16, 2012
Twitter is breaking up courtroom journalism into bite-size reports that take shape as fast as a reporter can tap 140 characters into a smartphone. But the micro-blogging site is increasingly putting reporters on a collision course with judges who fear it could threaten a defendant’s right to a fair trial.
Man convicted in KU ticket scandal wants a year shaved off his federal prison sentence
April 16, 2012
A former Kansas Athletics Inc. consultant convicted for his role in the Kansas University ticket scandal is asking a judge to shave a year off his 46-month federal prison sentence, according to court records.
Warnings credited in Midwest tornado outbreak
April 16, 2012
Concerned that Midwesterners might be complacent after repeated tornado warnings came to nothing, forecasters issued a sternly worded alert, well in advance, that weekend storms could prove fatal.
Discovery Center in Manhattan open for visitors
April 16, 2012
The Discovery Center in Manhattan, which is designed to celebrate the Flint Hills, is now open to visitors.
New computer system will cause DMV delays in May
April 16, 2012
The Kansas Department of Motor Vehicles won’t be able to provide some services while it installs a new computer system during the first week of May.
Brownback to sign measure to conserve Ogallala Aquifer
April 16, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback travels to northwestern Kansas this week to sign legislation intended to help conserve and extend the Ogallala Aquifer.
Kobach: 2 million business records now accessible online
10:29 a.m., April 16, 2012 Updated 03:40 p.m.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach is preparing to outline efforts by his office to improve online access to Kansas business records.
Town Talk: Chamber looking strongly at three candidates for top spot; King Buffet adds hibachi grill, sushi bar; Deerfield Park improvements taking shape
April 16, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Lawrence man, 32, accused of leading police on lengthy chase
10:00 a.m., April 16, 2012 Updated 11:14 a.m.
A 32-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early Monday morning after a vehicle chase with Lawrence police.
100 years ago: Shocking news of Titanic disaster reaches Lawrence
April 16, 2012
“The appalling magnitude of the wreck of the giant liner Titanic has been but little mitigated by the fragmentary information which has filtered in today.”
How former Jayhawks fared (April 16)
April 16, 2012
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of April 15.
Bankruptcies
April 16, 2012
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Marriages
April 16, 2012
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending April 13, 2012.
Divorces
April 16, 2012
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending April 13, 2012.
Actions, consequences
With so much misbehavior on the part of college athletes and coaches across the nation, it’s good to see KU’s football coach setting high standards for his team.
April 16, 2012
On the football field or off, actions have consequences. It’s nice to see new Kansas University coach Charlie Weis setting expectations for his team and being willing to dole out consequences when his players fall short.
25 years ago: All four Rusty’s stores to be replaced or renamed
April 16, 2012
An old name in grocery stores was being phased out in Lawrence.
40 years ago: ‘All in the Family’ picks up 11 Emmy nominations
April 16, 2012
Nominations for the Emmy awards had been announced this week.
Santorum’s impossible dream
April 16, 2012 in print edition on A8
Most campaigns have a musical theme. Rick Santorum, who “suspended” his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, might have selected the song “The Impossible Dream.”
Egypt seeks to blend Islam, democracy
April 16, 2012 in print edition on A8
Earlier this month, a Muslim Brotherhood delegation from Egypt came to Washington to convince skeptics that Islam and democracy can coexist.
Horoscope for April 16
April 16, 2012
For Monday, April 16: This year you make waves. You’ll want to work on your communication, even when you feel uncomfortable with the topic. How you express your anger becomes a key issue. If you are single, many people appreciate your bright, verbal manner. If you are attached, the two of you will benefit from many weekends away from others.
Boys and their toys never change
April 16, 2012
Years ago, a colleague with a 3-year-old boy happened upon the greatest pacifier: a videotape of a little film called “Road Construction Ahead.” No tyke could resist its simple scenes of dump trucks and steam shovels at work. It was a mesmerizing tonic for him and, as such, mother’s little helper.
Bite Sighs: Pattycakes, pattycakes for baker’s little man
April 16, 2012
Our little boy turns 4 this month, and he’s a huge fan of all things orange. He loves his orange plate, his orange sippy (full of orange juice), and his orange … oranges.
Simple sustainability: Energy-saving changes you can make today
April 16, 2012
Whether you call it global warming or climate change, science has become more definitive than ever: Humans are harming the Earth.
Daytripper: Take kids back to nature
April 16, 2012
Conservationists worry that nature-deprived children won’t grow up to be careful stewards of our planet without enough exposure to its dwindling resources — the plants and animals that need to be saved from extinction. Studies have shown that children who have an immersive experience in nature between the ages of 5 and 10 foster a deep love of the environment that they carry with them their entire lives.
Where are your bottles going? Look inside the Ripple Glass recycling process
April 16, 2012
Beer and wine bottles and the occasional Ragu jar fill the purple Ripple Glass recycling bin in the parking lot of On the Rocks Liquor, 1818 Mass. It hasn’t been there long, but folks have taken notice — and it fills up quickly.
Study: Young people not so ‘green’
April 16, 2012
They have a reputation for being environmentally minded do-gooders. But an academic analysis of surveys spanning more than 40 years has found that today’s young Americans are less interested in the environment and in conserving resources — and often less civic-minded overall — than their elders were when they were young.
Green your garden with rain barrels
April 16, 2012
Robin Blair does what she can to help her plants thrive. She plants them in good soil and keeps the weeds away. She also waters them regularly with rainwater captured in barrels in the yard of her Shrewsbury, N.J., home.
Double Take: Unrequited love doesn’t end like in the movies
End a friendship where feelings are not reciprocated
April 16, 2012
I think I’m falling in love with a guy who I know is not in love with me. He keeps telling me that we’re only friends. Why can’t I hear him? I keep thinking he’s going to finally see me as the perfect girl for him because I know I am.
Lawrence Laundry: Add a touch of green to your closet
April 16, 2012
If there’s anything we as a country have learned over the past five years, it’s that our earth is fragile and so is our economy.
River City Jules: Brace yourselves for this tale
April 16, 2012
Watching my oldest daughter reclined comfortably in the orthodontist’s chair, excited to finally have her braces removed, brought back so many memories.
Fix-It Chick: Use less plastic
April 16, 2012
According to the EPA, in 2010 the United States produced over 32 million tons of plastic in the form of packaging, containers and durable goods. In that same year, the U.S. generated 31 million tons of plastic waste, of which only 8 percent was recovered for recycling.
Many hybrid-car owners buy once, but not again
April 16, 2012
While the choice of fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles for sale in the U.S. continues to grow, more buyers than not are deciding against the technology when they go to buy another car.