Archive for Friday, April 27, 2012

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Multimedia stories
Exonerated, but still not free

Joe Jones was the first person in the state to be exonerated of a crime by DNA evidence, but life after prison has been difficult. Now authorities have identified the man they say is responsible.

On the street
Photo galleries
Life, intersecting 2012 Sunflower League boys tennis invitational
Should lawyers be allowed to ask invading or personal questions during jury selection?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not sure
Total 458
Have you ever made a pledge to your college's capital campaign?

Poll results

Response Percent
I haven’t attended a college
Total 383

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
C.J. Brune of Lawrence protested at the Capitol on Thursday against a bill that she said would allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. 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.
10:00 a.m.
John Harjo pushes a trash bin while members of the city's Solid Waste Task Force observe, Tuesday, May 17, 2011. The task force took a tour to learn more about of Lawrence trash and recycling operations. 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.
2:00 p.m.
In this photo from May 8, 2011, Christian radio host Harold Camping, right, leads Sunday service at the Veterans Memorial Building in Alameda, Calif. The Christian radio host who predicted the world would end over the weekend said Monday he's ready to talk about why the apocalypse didn't arrive. Harold Camping declined to immediately comment to The Associated Press but said he'll make a full statement in a broadcast through his Oakland-based Family Radio International. 
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.
6:07 p.m.
Quail Run fourth-graders Simon Zimmerman, Matthew Watson and Jacob Thompson try to stay in step while learning how to line dance with KU student teachers Katie Stearns and Mallory Bayles on Wednesday at Quail Run School. Since February, 25 KU elementary education majors have visited Quail Run’s fourth-grade class as part of their intermediate literacy class. 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.”
10:00 p.m.
Kindergartners Ainsley Weiss and Ethan Harper look through a book during class Monday. The Lawrence school board voted to extend the full-day kindergarten program to the remaining four schools that don’t have it: Sunset Hill, Deerfield, Quail Run and Langston Hughes. 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.

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For wrongly convicted man, healing begins
Now that authorities have charged a man for a 1985 rape that sent Joe Jones to prison, he’s hoping to move on. But questions remain about prosecutors’ ability to take the case to trial.
April 27, 2012
By no choice of his own, Joe Jones’ life has been intertwined with Joel Russell’s for nearly three decades.
Chamber hire
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s new CEO offers some strong economic development credentials, which we hope will pay off for Lawrence.
April 27, 2012
A former colleague at the Springfield (Mo.) Area Chamber of Commerce described Greg Williams as someone who “knows how to make things happen. He knows how to put deals together.”