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Stop freaking out: World won’t end in 2012, expert says
April 26, 2012
Will the world end in December 2012? Don’t bet on it, experts say. Or at least, if it does, don’t blame the Maya.
Report provides details on trash carts
April 26, 2012
A proposal to require Lawrence households to start using city-owned trash carts instead of standard bags or cans is rolling ever closer to a debate at Lawrence City Hall.
Enrollment increase, money management have enabled school budget reversal
April 26, 2012
Earlier this week, the Lawrence school board reversed years of budget cutting and approved nearly $2 million worth of new programs. The board expanded the district’s full-day kindergarten to four more schools, added 21 new teachers to the district and agreed to fund a program geared toward getting more middle-of-the road students and first-generation college students into universities.
KU student reports being hit by a car
April 26, 2012
A 20-year-old male Kansas University student alleged about 2 a.m. Thursday he was struck by a vehicle near 19th Street and Barker Avenue, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence police spokesman. The man had a scrape and open wound to his left arm.
Baldwin City woman charged with aggrevated battery
April 26, 2012
Douglas County prosecutors Thursday charged a 54-year-old rural Baldwin City woman with aggravated battery after she was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with a domestic dispute in the 1800 block of North 100 Road, south of Baldwin City.
$5,000 laptop reported stolen on campus
April 26, 2012
A woman reported to Kansas University police that someone stole her laptop, a 17-inch MacBook valued at $5,000, between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Three people in altercation, knife possibly used to threaten
April 26, 2012
Three people who knew each other were involved in a fight Wednesday night in the 1500 West 25th Court, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence police spokesman.
KU student teachers, Quail Run fourth-graders learn from each other
April 26, 2012
With a guitar in hand and wearing cowboy boots, Kansas University student Mallory Bayles leads Quail Run fourth-graders in a rendition of “Home on the Range.”
Scottie Lingelbach has dedicated a life of service to her country and her community
April 26, 2012
Everything that Scottie Lingelbach has done in her life — from her World War II service to her years of volunteering in Lawrence and at Kansas University — she traces back to her junior high school’s motto: “Enter to learn, go forth to serve.”
Wrestling ambassador Streeter nourishes ‘hidden treasure’ of sport he loves
April 26, 2012
Wrestling provides “the single biggest opportunity for life lessons” for young people, says Randy Streeter.
‘If it wasn’t for Missi,’ beloved neighborhood pool ‘wouldn’t be open’
April 26, 2012
“Somehow, it has just kind of passed from volunteer to volunteer. Somebody just steps up and says, ‘I’ll do it,’ and then it just ends up being their group of friends or whoever wants to be involved,” Pfeifer said.
Tuner Tom Eversole is the ‘pit guy’ of pianos on KU’s campus
April 26, 2012
Tom Eversole talks about pianos the way a mechanic would talk about cars.
Educator takes kids on voyages of discovery
April 26, 2012
“He makes it a place where they want to be.”
St. Patrick’s Day Parade is ‘much more than just a parade’ for dedicated committee members
April 26, 2012
“I can tell you, it is much more than just a parade to us,” says St. Patrick’s Day Committee member Dan Affalter.
Kansas legislative negotiators agree on tax cuts
05:03 p.m., April 26, 2012 Updated 07:48 p.m.
Kansas lawmakers have resumed negotiations over the final version of proposed cuts in sales and income taxes.
Suspect in Lawrence police chase skips court date
April 26, 2012
A 35-year-old Lawrence man accused of leading police on a vehicle chase in March did not show up for his court hearing Thursday.
Kansas City, Mo., man charged with robbery
03:03 p.m., April 26, 2012 Updated 03:44 p.m.
Douglas County prosecutors have charged a 30-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man in connection with the March 23 robbery of a woman in Lawrence.
Annual Parade of Homes set for next two weekends
April 26, 2012
Maybe you’re not going to buy a $500,000 home during this economy, but it might still be fun to look at one.
Protesters say bill would allow discrimination against gays, lesbians
April 26, 2012
Senate Bill 142 is called the Kansas Preservation of Religious Freedom Act. Supporters say it is needed to prevent government from forcing a person to violate their religious beliefs. It was approved last month by the House on a 91-33 vote and is pending before the Senate.
Officials identify driver in one-car accident just west of Lawrence
12:58 p.m., April 26, 2012 Updated 04:50 p.m.
Douglas County Sheriff’s officers identified 17-year-old Spencer Wilson, of Lawrence, as the driver injured in a crash Wednesday afternoon just northwest of Lawrence.
Brownback administration proposes $2 million to address staffing concerns at Larned State Hospital
April 26, 2012
Kansas Department on Aging Secretary Shawn Sullivan said Thursday $993,000 is needed to hire 23 direct care staff at the hospital for the mentally ill. Another $940,000 is needed to increase pay for nurses.
Lawrence man, 28, injured in one of series of fights Thursday morning outside The Granada
April 26, 2012
A 28-year-old Lawrence man was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital early Thursday after he was injured in a fight outside The Granada, 1020 Mass.
Board rejects Lawrence rapist’s parole request
10:13 a.m., April 26, 2012 Updated 10:22 a.m.
The Kansas Prison Review Board has denied parole for Sherman L. Galloway — convicted in two 1981 Lawrence rapes — according to Department of Corrections spokesman Jeremy Barclay.
Kansas Senate passes plan to merge arts, film panels
April 26, 2012
The Kansas Senate has approved a bill to create a new Creative Arts Industries Commission by merging separate arts and film services panels.
Truck overturns near Bonner Springs, killing up to 40 cattle
April 26, 2012
A truck full of cattle drove off an embankment of an interstate near Bonner Springs, Kan., and burst into flames, killing several cattle and closing one lane of the interstate.
Brownback strikes back at Justice Department probe into waiting list for services for physically disabled
April 26, 2012
Advocates for those with physical disabilities have been filing Olmstead complaints, which was a U.S. Supreme Court decision that says states must provide services to people with disabilities to enable them to be more integrated in the community.
Town Talk: UPDATE: New police HQ building to cost $30 million; City staff presents plan to buy 23,000 trash carts; city estimating 7,000 households would see rate decrease with cart plan
April 26, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Statehouse Live: Brownback agrees to delay in putting services for developmentally disabled in KanCare
April 26, 2012
While legislators and advocates said they welcomed the delay, they emphasized they still wanted the long-term services “carved out” of Brownback’s proposed KanCare system.
County forming panel to study towing prices
District attorney urges commission to take action on ‘untenable’ situation
April 26, 2012
The Douglas County district attorney urged the Douglas County Commission to do something about the over-the-top prices some tow companies are charging motorists.
T-Rob selects representation
April 26, 2012
Former Kansas University basketball forward Thomas Robinson will be represented by Rival Sports Group of Beverly Hills, Calif., the organization announced Wednesday. Agent Tony Dutt, who also represents former KU players Marcus and Markieff Morris, will be handling Robinson’s NBA contract.
FSHS track athletes sign
April 26, 2012
With five Free State High track athletes sharing a college signing ceremony Wednesday, Firebirds coach Steve Heffernan decided for a change of scenery.
Kansas softball sweeps UMKC
April 26, 2012
Alicia Pille won both games — as a starter in the opener and as a reliever in the nightcap — as Kansas University softball swept a nonconference doubleheader with UMKC, 3-1 and 3-2, on Wednesday at Arroch Ballpark.
KU track sweeps
April 26, 2012
For the first time in Kansas University history, a pair of Jayhawks swept the outdoor track and field Big 12 Athlete of the Week honors, when sophomore Diamond Dixon and junior Mason Finley claimed the awards Wednesday.
KU rowing puts 19 on academic team
April 26, 2012
Nineteen members of the University of Kansas rowing team have been named to the 2012 Academic All-Big 12 Team.
KU gets ‘crazy’ baseball win over K-State
April 26, 2012
Well, that was a first. In more than 40 years of baseball, Kansas University coach Ritch Price had never seen a game like his team’s dramatic 8-7 victory against Kansas State (19-23) on Wednesday night at Hoglund Ballpark.
Finally: Royals put end to skid
April 26, 2012
Now the Kansas City Royals want to start a streak they can be proud of — a winning streak.
Heard on the Hill: KU continues work on general education curriculum; why I’m (mildly) curious as to who is the next Purdue president; looking ahead to potential Military Science building changes
12:01 a.m., April 26, 2012 Updated 11:29 a.m.
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
25 years ago: Local pilots plan reunion
April 26, 2012
The get-together was for pilots who had flown out of Lawrence Municipal Airport during the previous decades.
100 years ago: Suicide discovered this morning in city jail
April 26, 2012
“The effects of the liquor, together with the weird and lonely aspect presented by the interior of the old jail probably overcame the old man….”
How former Jayhawks fared (April 26)
April 26, 2012 in print edition on B2
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of April 25.
Helpful teen
April 26, 2012
Last week, my husband and I experienced a modern day “Good Samaritan” act.
Unsung heroes
Help us celebrate some of the people who make Lawrence such a great place.
April 26, 2012
The second annual Only In Lawrence honorees will be unveiled at 5:30 p.m. today during a reception in the Journal-World’s News Center, Seventh and New Hampshire streets. The community is invited to join in the celebration.
Germany will try to preserve eurozone
April 26, 2012 in print edition on A8
With Socialist leader Francois Hollande likely to become the next president of France, Europe’s hot populist anger is about to confront the cold austerity measures required by the eurozone, with a predictable result: a storm that rattles the foundations of the European economic house.
Illinois still needs reality check
April 26, 2012 in print edition on A8
After trying to tax Illinois to governmental solvency and economic dynamism, Pat Quinn, a Democrat who has been governor since 2009, now says “our rendezvous with reality has arrived.” Actually, Illinois is still reality-averse, so Americans may soon learn the importance of the freedom to fail in a system of competitive federalism.
Lifetime’s direction desperate
April 26, 2012
Lifetime has doubled down on cringe. Once known as “Television for Women,” famous for women-in-peril movies that may or may not have starred Valerie Bertinelli, Lifetime has decided to get a little more “daring.” That’s TV-speak for “obvious.”
40 years ago: Spring still being coy, slow to arrive
April 26, 2012
The National Weather Service had issued “stockmen’s warnings.”
Our Town Sports
April 26, 2012 in print edition on B2
Aquahawks openings: The Lawrence Aquahawks swimming team is always accepting new members. The Aquahawks are a year-round USA Swimming-sponsored competitive swim team. The Aquahawks offer a swim lesson program and competitive swim team for all ages. The Aquahawks are coached by professional coaches with weekly practices geared toward a variety of skill levels. For information contact Zach at 785-393-7966 or
Horoscope for April 26
April 26, 2012
You might have difficulty being deeply emotional, as a practical approach seems to be your style. This year you will be able to express yourself more easily. If you are single, you could meet someone in your daily life. If you are attached, the two of you become more closely connected as you plan a long-desired trip.