Archive for Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lead stories

12:32 a.m.
Ripple employee Donna Utter points out a machine that shakes and vibrates glass pieces to separate items such as caps and other items as it makes its way through the crushing system. 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.
6:00 a.m.
Knology's headquarters at 1 Riverfront Plaza. The cable provider was purchased by a Denver-based company, WOW Internet, Cable & Phone. Executive in firm buying Knology has ties to Lawrence
April 18, 2012
Lawrence’s largest cable and Internet service provider soon will be getting a new name, but one name in the organization may sound familiar to Lawrence residents.
10:00 a.m.
In this file photo from Sept. 12, 1989, Angelina Guadalupe holds photos of her daughter, Nilsa Sanchez, a Lawrence-area mother of two who was found murdered. Decades later, son discovers how his mother actually died
April 18, 2012
Brian Torres, now 30, believed his mother, former Lawrence resident Nilsa Sanchez, died peacefully more than 20 years ago. But Torres last week found a 2009 Journal-World article detailing his mother’s unsolved murder.
5:05 p.m.
Joel Russell, 46, already incarcerated for a sexual assualt, was identified earlier this year as a suspect in a 1985 rape and kidnapping of a Topeka woman. Joe Jones, a Topeka man, had been convicted of the crime, but was released when DNA evidence showed he was innocent. Topeka police chief identifies suspect in decades-old rape that sent innocent man to prison
April 19, 2012
The Shawnee County district attorney Thursday issued an arrest warrant for Kansas inmate Joel L. Russell, 46, in a 27-year-old sexual assault for which another man was wrongfully convicted.
8:45 p.m.
Solar installer Matt Gammon prepares to lay one of the 224 solar panels within a grid on the roof of the Poehler Building, Eighth and Delaware streets, on Thursday, April 12, 2012. The building is in the process of being converted to artist lofts. Each panel will produce 255 watts of power. 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.

All stories

Human hazard
The activities of human storm chasers shouldn’t be allowed to magnify the dangers posed by Mother Nature.
April 19, 2012
Some good news and some not-so-good news followed the dangerous storms that swept across Kansas Saturday night.