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Lawrence resident taken to LMH after rollover accident at 21st and Louisiana
April 28, 2012
A Lawrence resident was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries after a rollover accident about 6:30 p.m. Saturday at 21st and Louisiana streets.
Parts of North 1200 Road to be closed this week
April 28, 2012
Two sections of North 1200 Road, which is just south of Eudora, will be closed for part of this week.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
April 28, 2012
Road work planned in the area the week of April 30, 2012.
Prairie Park, Free State teachers win Golden Apple Awards
April 28, 2012
Prairie Park School second-grade teacher Christine Wesley and a Free State High School social studies teacher Andrew Nussbaum won the Lawrence Schools Foundation’s Golden Apple Awards.
KU names interim School of Engineering dean
April 28, 2012
Stanley Rolfe was named the interim dean of Kansas University’s School of Engineering on Friday.
Renamed streets honor memory of Fambrough
April 28, 2012
KU students have a new place to tailgate on gamedays: the corner of Fambrough and Fambrough.
Former KU linebacker Steven Johnson agrees to free agent deal with Denver Broncos
TE Tim Biere headed to KC
07:01 p.m., April 28, 2012 Updated 12:41 a.m.
For the second year in a row, a former Kansas University defensive standout has signed a free agent contract with the Denver Broncos.
Royals’ streak reaches three
April 28, 2012
There was no celebration, no flip of the ball, no over-the-top display of emotion. When Alex Gordon robbed his first home run since becoming an outfielder, he looked as though he’d done it a hundred times before.
Regents name new president for WSU
April 28, 2012
The former chancellor of Western Carolina University has been named the new president of Wichita State University.
Ill wind blows at LCC
April 28, 2012
Iowa State senior Kristin Paulson of Ottumwa, Iowa, and her coach, Christie Martens, stood near a tree to the right of Lawrence Country Clubs’ 15th fairway and had agreed the only smart shot was a punch-out.
Blown away: Bluster flusters KU in Round One
April 28, 2012
As much as the Kansas women’s golfers had practiced at Lawrence Country Club, they still weren’t fully prepared for the weather they saw Friday.
Washburn University announces $6M gift
April 28, 2012
Washburn University is describing a $6 million gift as the largest in its history.
Cable TV: All over but the shouting
April 28, 2012
“Flipped Off” 8 p.m. Saturday, A&E) becomes the latest series to celebrate real estate speculation during the worst housing market since the Great Depression.
KU teams honored by Legislature
April 28, 2012
Many Kansas representatives showcase a cutout mascot of their favorite Kansas teams on their chamber desks. Jayhawks. Wildcats. A few Shockers, too. Despite their respective allegiances, they all gave the Kansas University men’s and women’s basketball teams a standing ovation Friday.
Horoscope for April 28
April 28, 2012
This year you often say what you want, only to discover later that you might be conflicted by that same desire. Be aware of wanting one thing emotionally yet intellectually desiring something else. If you are single, relating to others could be difficult. If you are attached, the two of you could find yourself in a spat.
Ex-mayor given leadership award
April 28, 2012
Sue Hack, a former Lawrence mayor, was presented with the Don Volker Leadership Award by Krueger and other members of Leadership Lawrence, a business group aimed at improving the community through partnerships, at an award ceremony Friday night at Maceli’s, 1031 N.H.
Report: $30M police facility needed
April 28, 2012
The Lawrence Police Department has a space problem — everything from lockers to interview rooms — and now a new City Hall report estimates the fix will be about $30 million.
100 years ago: County fair dates chosen; new Kansas-Colorado railroad; more advertisements!
April 28, 2012
“Don’t you think it would please your wife to have your home wired for Electric Lights?”
25 years ago: Cause of fraternity fire established
April 28, 2012
The Douglas County Fire Investigation Squad had sifted through debris at the site.
40 years ago: At KU speech, Sen. Dole unfazed by hecklers
April 28, 2012
Senator Bob Dole had been on the receiving end of some uncomplimentary comments from student hecklers.
Chiefs take tackles
April 28, 2012 in print edition on B7
When offensive tackle Jeff Allen arrived at Illinois as a wide-eyed freshman four years ago, veteran Jon Asamoah was there to show him the ropes.
Four Veritas players honored
April 28, 2012
Four Veritas Christian basketball players were named to the 2011-12 Kansas Christian Athletic Association’s all-state teams.
FSHS baseball ppd.
April 28, 2012
The Free State High baseball team’s Friday home game against Blue Valley North was postponed due to the threat of inclement weather.
LHS soccer falls to Olathe South
April 28, 2012
Lawrence High struck first in its girls soccer home match with Olathe South, but the Lions fell, 8-1, on Friday night.
KU softball delayed by rain
April 28, 2012
Kansas University’s scheduled softball meeting with No. 24 Texas Tech on Friday at Arrocha Ballpark was interrupted by inclement weather in the fifth inning and will be finished at noon today.
Kansas track wins 14 titles
April 28, 2012
Kansas University’s Andrea Geubelle leaped to the NCAA’s best triple-jump mark — 44 feet, 51⁄2 inches — at the Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational on Friday as 11 Jayhawks and three relay teams claimed titles.
KU baseball falls, 4-1
April 28, 2012
His team gave him just one run and five hits during Friday’s 4-1 loss to Oklahoma at Hoglund Ballpark, but Kansas University sophomore pitcher Frank Duncan logged another strong outing for the Jayhawks.
Free agency best bet for KU’s NFL hopefuls
April 28, 2012
Although most of the former Kansas University football players eligible for this year’s NFL Draft will go undrafted and be scooped up via free-agent deals in the days that follow, the group had one of the best advisers around heading into pre-draft workouts.
Spring game a game again
Today’s spring finale won’t be just ‘glorified scrimmage’
April 28, 2012
Whether it’s played in front of a record crowd or not, it sure sounds like today’s Kansas University spring football game — 1 p.m. kickoff at Memorial Stadium — is going to be a bit different than previous editions.
Needless suffering
April 28, 2012
Once again, I have found another of Mr. Burkhead’s letters (Public Forum, April 25) to be appalling! My father died at home while we tried to administer morphine. My father suffered for no reason and the family suffered watching him die a slow, agonizing death.
Kansas Board of Regents needs new structure
April 28, 2012
Unfortunately, the Kansas Board of Regents system fails to measure up to today’s challenges. Changes are needed.
Foreign Levi’s
April 28, 2012
I was looking at the labels of some that I have now and was very surprised to find that they were made in Egypt, Bangladesh, China, Lesotho (a country within the Republic of South Africa) and even Cambodia! And these were purchased here in Lawrence. No wonder that the unemployment rate is as high as it is.
Lied Center announces 2012-13 schedule
April 28, 2012
The Lied Center announced its 2012-13 season lineup Friday night, and it features high-profile national acts, Broadway hits, classic musicals and more. Tickets go on sale to Friends of the Lied and students Monday and to the general public May 14.
Obama shows lack of will on Syria
April 28, 2012 in print edition on A8
Last year President Obama ordered U.S. intervention in Libya under the grand new doctrine of “Responsibility to Protect.” Moammar Gaddafi was threatening a massacre in Benghazi. To stand by and do nothing “would have been a betrayal of who we are,” explained the president.