Archive for Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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KU softball signs juco catcher
April 17, 2012
Kansas University’s softball team signed Cowley College catcher Taylor Hatfield to a letter of intent.
KU rowing nets pair of honors
April 17, 2012
Kansas University freshman rower Erin Brogan is one of 24 student-athletes from around the country selected to attend the 2012 USRowing Women’s National Team Freshman Camp, it was announced Tuesday by USRowing.
Zac Elgie sparks KU baseball past Baker
April 17, 2012
Zac Elgie’s two-run home run in the first inning of Kansas University’s 7-3 victory against visiting Baker on Tuesday night at Hoglund Ballpark was not a game-winner. But it was a game-changer.
Shot putters take to streets tonight
April 17, 2012
Reese Hoffa, who is universally known for putting the shot long distances, solving the Rubik’s Cube in near-record time and eating turkey legs, figures to take part in at least two of those three activities tonight in downtown Lawrence.
Officials say storm chasers hindered emergency response
Professionals in the weather business say criticism is unfair
April 17, 2012
So many people were chasing severe weather in parts of central Kansas during the weekend that roads were jammed and emergency responders were hindered from doing their work, some central Kansas safety officials said.
Ceremony honors those who help make difference in community
April 17, 2012
Logan Brown and 15 adult Galluzzi award nominees, plus more than 50 agency-nominated volunteers of the year, were honored at an event Wednesday afternoon at the Carnegie Building.
Kansas City woman injured in Tuesday morning accident on K-7
April 17, 2012
A 35-year-old Kansas City, Kan., woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday on Kansas Highway 7 near Interstate 70, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Lawmakers struggle with social services costs
April 17, 2012
Kansas legislators struggled Tuesday to get a handle on rising costs for Medicaid and other social services as a state Senate committee resumed work on the next state budget.
Eisenhower Memorial staff connects with Kansas
April 17, 2012
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission said Tuesday that the former president’s library and museum in his Kansas hometown is playing a major role in the “electronic memorialization” of his military and political career that will accompany a memorial being built in Washington.
Fairway business owner admits steroid distribution
April 17, 2012
A Kansas businessman has admitted that he helped distribute more than $1.3 million in steroids.
Douglas County employees may have to pay an increased share of health care costs
April 17, 2012
The health insurance coverage that Douglas County offers its employees — the single biggest driver in the county’s budget — will be more on par with what private sector employers offer.
Former Lawrence police officer charged with DUI
April 17, 2012
Douglas County prosecutors have filed a misdemeanor DUI charge related to a Jan. 5 traffic stop of a 32-year-old Lawrence woman, who was a Lawrence police officer at the time.
Two tons of taste: KU seeks to break record for world’s largest nacho plate during Kansas Relays
April 17, 2012
Serving up more than two tons of nachos may seem like an exercise in gluttony, but it’s all for a good cause.
Around and About for April 14, 2012
April 17, 2012
Washburn University student Mark Stancliffe, of Lecompton, is the recipient of two scholarships by the computer information sciences department.
Notre Dame TE Mike Ragone makes transfer to KU official
April 17, 2012
Although he committed to Kansas University weeks ago, former Notre Dame tight end Mike Ragone’s place at KU was not official until Tuesday, when he signed a financial aid agreement with the Jayhawks.
Water line replacement affects westbound traffic on Sixth Street
April 17, 2012
Lawrence city crews have closed one westbound lane on Sixth Street because of a water line replacement project.
Kansas Aviation Museum damaged by weekend storms
April 17, 2012
The Kansas Aviation Museum in Wichita will be closed this week to clean up from damage it sustained during the weekend storms.
K-State student national fishing champion
April 17, 2012
Kansas State junior Ryan Patterson has a fishing story he’ll be able to brag about for the rest of his life.
Brownback to host ecotourism event
April 17, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback will host a gathering April 28 in central Kansas to discuss the state’s potential to develop outdoor sites for ecotourism.
Brownback proclaims ‘Cowboy Poetry Week’
April 17, 2012
In a state whose official song salutes deer and antelope at play on the range, Gov. Sam Brownback has declared this to be a week to celebrate cowboy poetry.
Kansas Senate committee to reopen budget discussions
April 17, 2012
A Kansas Senate committee is preparing to reopen work on a $14.1 billion state budget.
Wichita announces plans for storm cleanup
April 17, 2012
Wichita officials have announced plans for helping residents dispose of debris from Saturday night’s tornado.
Town Talk: Sears Hometown store expected to open by Aug. 1; city receives grant for community garden; weekly property sales
April 17, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Land transfers for the week ending April 9, 2012
April 17, 2012
Land transfers as recorded by the Douglas County Register of Deeds for the week ending April 9, 2012
One person dead near railroad tracks north of Lawrence
07:31 a.m., April 17, 2012 Updated 11:00 a.m.
Emergency crews discovered a man’s body about 7:20 a.m. Tuesday near railroad tracks north of Lawrence.
Man flown to KU Hospital after jumping from car driving across Kansas River bridge
03:46 a.m., April 17, 2012 Updated 05:11 p.m.
A man was injured early Tuesday after he jumped out of a moving vehicle onto the Massachusetts Street bridge over the Kansas River, Lawrence police said.
Improvements to skate park in the works
April 17, 2012
In case you are wondering, skateboards win out over restrooms any day of the week, especially when you are dealing with a group of grade-school and middle-school kids.
KU offering buyouts to 540 faculty, staff members on Lawrence, Edwards campuses
April 17, 2012
Kansas University is offering buyouts to 540 of its more than 4,800 faculty and staff members on its Lawrence campus.
Heard on the Hill: KU sophomore’s Trayvon Martin video goes viral; Office of Multicultural Affairs to interview director candidates; KUMC research looks at how we see food and why we decide to overeat
April 17, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Auto-centric life
April 17, 2012
Surely one of the saddest sites in all of Lawrence is the massive student parking lot at Free State High School.
A money thing
April 17, 2012
John Calipari has set the trend for college sports. His approach to recruitment has irrevocably taken the word student out of the phrase student athlete.
Rail route
Kansas officials need to start thinking now about how to provide the funding needed to preserve passenger rail service across the state.
April 17, 2012
At a time when travelers across the nation should be looking at options to private automobiles, Kansas is in danger of losing a big chunk of its last remaining passenger rail service.
Trade barriers worry Latin leaders
April 17, 2012 in print edition on A8
The big headlines at the summit of President Barack Obama and 30 other hemispheric leaders that ended here Sunday focused on the U.S.- Latin American spats over Cuba and the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, but the talk behind the scenes among the presidents dealt with something that worries them much more: the return of protectionism
40 years ago: Edgewood housing development accepting applications
April 17, 2012
Today was the first official application day.
100 years ago: Families must wait for news of traveling relatives
April 17, 2012
“Miss Patty Hyde of Wichita, who has friends in Lawrence, may have sailed on the Titanic.”
Horoscope for April 17
April 17, 2012
For Tuesday, April 17: You act and feel lucky this year. As a result, you’ll attract all sorts of experiences. You’ll also take more risks. . If you are single, you are the apple of many people’s eyes. If you are attached, you will indulge each other more. In a sense, you are like a new couple.
Justin Verlander stifles Royals, 3-2
April 17, 2012
Jim Leyland had already decided after the eighth inning Monday night that he was sticking with Justin Verlander in the ninth, no matter what happened against the Kansas City Royals.
KU catcher on watch list
April 17, 2012
Kansas University senior catcher James Stanfield is one of five catchers added to the 2012 Johnny Bench Award watch list Monday by The Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission.
Tears, fraud and human nature
April 17, 2012
The documentary “The Woman Who Wasn’t There” (7 p.m., ID) recalls one of the stranger stories to emerge from the ashes of 9/11, exploring the more curious corners of human nature along the way.
KU women hire aide from CMU
April 17, 2012
Mahogany Green has joined the Kansas University women’s basketball staff as an assistant coach to replace Aqua Franklin, who accepted an assistant coaching position at Mississippi State. Head coach Bonnie Henrickson announced the hire Monday.
LHS golf fifth, FSHS sixth
April 17, 2012
Logan Henrichs placed fourth and Brett Van Blaricum seventh as Lawrence High took fifth place Monday at the Shawnee Mission East Golf Invitational at Meadowbrook Golf Course.
FSHS baseball edges Pioneers
April 17, 2012
Anthony Miele ripped a two-run double and Jacob Caldwell an RBI single in a three-run seventh inning that lifted Free State High to a 3-2 baseball victory over Leavenworth on Monday.
How former Jayhawks fared (April 17)
April 17, 2012
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of April 16.
Trevor Champagne’s small-ball pays for LHS
April 17, 2012
Five-and-a-half innings of scoreless baseball inspired Lawrence High senior Trevor Champagne to try something different.
As good as billed: QB Dayne Crist living up to lofty expectations
April 17, 2012
When word got out this winter about former Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist coming to join Charlie Weis at Kansas University, thoughts immediately turned to Crist’s vast knowledge of Weis’ offense and the advantage that would give the current KU roster.
25 years ago: Boat trip on the Kaw ends in tragedy
April 17, 2012
The rain-swollen Kansas River, with its high water levels and treacherous currents, claimed the life of a Lawrence man.
Kansas hoops FAQ
April 17, 2012
Back to reality and a look ahead to the 2012-2013 Kansas University basketball season with answers to frequently asked questions.