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Lawrence school board votes to extend all-day kindergarten, reduce class sizes, hire more teachers
April 23, 2012
Members of the Lawrence School Board found themselves in a position they hadn’t been in for several years Monday night.
Test of KU emergency system planned for Tuesday afternoon
April 23, 2012
Kansas University intends to test its emergency public address system, including an external speaker array, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Developers plan to shorten proposed hotel at Ninth and New Hampshire, while planning 80-foot building across the street
April 23, 2012
Seeking a compromise with concerned neighbors, developers have submitted plans to shorten the height of a proposed hotel building at the southeast corner of Ninth and New Hampshire streets.
Supreme Court postpones next two scheduled court closings, gives Legislature time to fund judicial system
April 23, 2012
In a prepared statement, Chief Justice Lawton Nuss said House Appropriations Committee Chairman Marc Rhoades’ statements on Friday were enough to persuade the court that the Legislature would work to provide the required $1.1 million for the judiciary to make payroll for the rest of the fiscal year, which ends June 30.
Several protest rallies scheduled for return of Kansas Legislature
April 23, 2012
At least three protest rallies will be held this week at the Statehouse related to controversial issues before the Legislature, which returns to session Wednesday.
Owner of North Lawrence mobile home park trying to answer city’s concerns
April 23, 2012
The future for residents at the troubled Riverview Trailer Park remains cloudy, but the property owner is now vowing to do his best to bring the area up to code to stop the city from closing the entire North Lawrence mobile home park.
Basketball recruit Tony Parker picks UCLA; KU in running for Xavier point guard Mark Lyons
April 23, 2012
Tony Parker, 6-foot-9, 250-pound center from Lithonia, Ga., picked UCLA during a ceremony at his high school Monday afternoon.
Kobach warns of redistricting crisis
April 23, 2012
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach publicly warned legislators Monday that a potential constitutional crisis is brewing because the state’s political boundaries haven’t been adjusted yet, but he was wary of a proposal to postpone the state’s primary election.
Kansas court to consider custody case appeal
April 23, 2012
The Kansas Court of Appeals is set to hear a child custody case next month that addresses the role of case managers in custody matters in the state.
Who has Romney’s ear on immigration, Kobach or Rubio?
April 23, 2012
The political relationship between Kobach, a Republican and national advocate for strong anti- illegal immigration laws, and Romney, who veered right during the primaries but now is trying to court Hispanic voters in the race against President Barack Obama, has been the subject of speculation in recent weeks in the national media.
Baldwin High School team wins national honors at aerospace technology competition
April 23, 2012
The Baldwin High School team won its second national title in the aerospace technology competition sponsored by federal agencies, private aerospace companies and governments of participating states.
KU police urge students to be cautious when walking on campus at night
01:43 p.m., April 23, 2012 Updated 10:29 a.m.
Kansas University police are urging students to be careful after two female students recently were assaulted while walking at night on campus.
Johnson County authorities find body of missing man in abandoned refrigerator in De Soto
01:33 p.m., April 23, 2012 Updated 02:05 p.m.
Johnson County deputies last week discovered the body of a missing Ottawa man in a refrigerator abandoned in a field near De Soto, Master Deputy Tom Erickson said Monday.
Weekend Lawrence police roundup includes accidents, arrests
April 23, 2012
Westbound lanes of Interstate 70 west of Lawrence were shut down for about 10 minutes Sunday night as Douglas County Sheriff’s officers assisted a person who was on an overpass bridge near the Lecompton interchange.
Retro cars honor Kansas patrol’s 75th anniversary
12:06 p.m., April 23, 2012 Updated 03:38 p.m.
Kansas drivers might have flashbacks this year if they are pulled over by certain Kansas Highway Patrol troopers.
Eudora police arrest man on allegations of child abuse
11:55 a.m., April 23, 2012 Updated 04:35 p.m.
Eudora police arrested a 24-year-old man Sunday evening on suspicion of child abuse and aggravated battery after his 4-year-old daughter suffered a broken arm.
KU Hospital to resume heart transplants
11:16 a.m., April 23, 2012 Updated 09:20 p.m.
Kansas University Hospital announced on Monday its intention to resume heart transplants at the hospital, re-establishing a program that was shut down in 1995.
Lawrence, KU to rename two streets after Don Fambrough on Saturday
April 23, 2012
The City of Lawrence and Kansas University will rename stretches of two streets after former KU football coach and player Don Fambrough at a ceremony before the spring football game Saturday.
Thieves strike small cowboy church in Haysville
April 23, 2012
The pastor of a small Kansas church that serves cowboys and cowgirls says he’s forgiven the thieves who caused thousands of dollars of damage at the church over the weekend.
University Theatre’s ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ is a fun, flirtatious take on fate
April 23, 2012
Merrily We Roll Along, written by George Furth and Stephen Sondheim, is one of those artistic aberrations that means something other than what it intends to mean. Sondheim said that it is about friendship. It is. And yet it is not.
Man threatened with a chainsaw during argument
10:03 a.m., April 23, 2012 Updated 04:48 p.m.
A 30-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Sunday accused of threatening another man with a chain saw during an argument.
Town Talk: UPDATE: New plans for 9th and N.H; Computer firm moves to N. Lawrence, adding jobs; city set to add another Iowa Street project to 2013 list; Busker Fest, other arts projects to get funding
09:46 a.m., April 23, 2012 Updated 04:41 p.m.
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Heard on the Hill: Site to connect potential students with current ones via video; KU researcher diagnoses dinos with osteoarthritis; newspaper looks at experience of first-year med students in Salina
April 23, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
KU alumna lands job as celebrity dog reporter
April 23, 2012
Brie Strohmeyer co-hosted an awards show in Hollywood in February, and just like any other awards show, there were celebrities, a red carpet, awards and lots of camera flashes. “It was as loud and crazy as an award show could possibly be,” she said.
How former Jayhawks fared (April 23)
April 23, 2012
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of April 22.
Bankruptcies
April 23, 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.
State board members respond to colleague
April 23, 2012
We were disappointed to read recently a letter (Journal-World, March 28) from our colleague, Dr. Walt Chappell, in which he urged members of the Kansas Legislature, as well as local school boards, to block implementation of the Kansas Common Core Standards for English language arts and mathematics.
Partisan roadblock
Kansas lawmakers need to finalize the state’s redistricting maps so they can get on to more important business.
April 23, 2012
With all the important business the Kansas Legislature has put off until after its spring recess, it’s unfortunate that lawmakers will have to use valuable time to continue their contentious negotiations over redrawing legislative and congressional district maps.
Divorces
April 23, 2012
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending April 20, 2012.
Marriages
April 23, 2012
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending April 20, 2012.
100 years ago: Rural school celebrates year’s end with picnic, baseball game
April 23, 2012
“A very fine dinner was served at 12:30 which was heartily enjoyed.”
25 years ago: Santa Fe Trail approved for national designation
April 23, 2012
Legislation had been approved by the U.S. Senate and forwarded to President Reagan.
40 years ago: Two protest events approved for Relays
April 23, 2012
Two anti-war protest events to be held at the Kansas Relays had been sanctioned by the Kansas University administration.
Battles remain for Romney
April 23, 2012 in print edition on A8
This coming Tuesday was supposed to be a big showdown in the Republican presidential nomination struggle, a titanic clash between economic and social conservatives that had all the elements of a breathtaking Pennsylvania primary. It was going to be a riveting confrontation featuring an insurgent and spurned native son against a party regular struggling to regain the sense of inevitability he thought was his birthright. Instead it’s the biggest dud since the Y2K scare.
‘Voice’ has reason to crow
April 23, 2012
NBC has some reasons to celebrate. Although its audience has been sliding, “The Voice” (7 p.m.) has redefined Monday nights, beating CBS’ four sitcoms — particularly in the coveted 18-49 audience. Any night that NBC dominates that doesn’t involve the NFL is a surprise for the beleaguered Peacock network. Tonight, look for live quarterfinal competition on “The Voice.”
Horoscope for April 23
April 23, 2012
For Monday, April 23: This year you find that your words can make or break situations. You make it a point to develop better communication skills, which will empower you even more. If you are single, your love life has some intense moments. If you are attached, curb a tendency to make impulsive statements.
Fetch homemade dog treats at local bakeries
April 23, 2012
Good news for Lawrence canines: You will soon have your own bakery and boutique on Massachusetts Street. Lucky Paws Bakery and Barktique will open at the end of the month at 729 ½ Mass.
DogTV is cable station for canines
April 23, 2012
Filmmakers are calling DogTV a new breed of television — an eight-hour block of on-demand cable TV programming designed to keep your dog relaxed, stimulated and entertained while you are at work.
Missouri event aiming to break costumed dog record
April 23, 2012
A Kansas City promoter hopes to break a world record by parading at least 700 costumed dogs, mostly Chihuahuas, down a city street on Cinco de Mayo.
Book review: ‘Nice Shot, Cupid’ clears up myth
April 23, 2012
Hades, the king of the underworld, helps Cupid find love, and in this book, “Nice Shot Cupid” by Kate McMullan, he tells you how it happened.
Vets say dogs, cats turn old halfway through life
April 23, 2012
Age may creep up on man, but his best friend gets there at warp speed. Going from pup to grandpup doesn’t leave much prime time under American Veterinary Medical Association labels that cats and small dogs are geriatric at 7 — and large dogs at 6.
Offbeat Occupations: Auctioneer starts the bidding
April 23, 2012
When Mark Elston was a boy he would attend auctions with his father, then come home and pretend to host his own. He would rattle off prices, selling his farm animals to imaginary bidders. “I could do it since I was knee high, but I was always scared of getting in front of the public,” said Elston.
Remnant Rehab: Try a flirty bubble hem dress for prom
April 23, 2012
There are two occasions that almost any woman encounters requiring expensive dresses — weddings and prom.
Fix-It Chick: Install a wooden handrail
April 23, 2012
Installing a wooden hand rail is a simple way to make any set of stairs a little bit safer for everyone.
River City Jules: Kitty commode
April 23, 2012
When our kids first came home from our neighbors’ house talking about our neighbors’ new cat, my husband and I were confused. “They are training the cat to do WHAT?” we asked in disbelief.
Lawrence Laundry: City has its own code of modesty
April 23, 2012
I am of the opinion that Lawrence, Kan., is the greatest place on earth.
Double Take: Family therapy might be worthwhile, even if no problems are obvious
April 23, 2012
I’ve read your tweets about cutting, in which you recommended family therapy. Nobody in my family cuts, but my 20-year-old sister still thinks we all need to go to family therapy. I don’t know why. We don’t fight at all. Any suggestions?