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Lawrence woman arrested for aggravated battery
August 5, 2012
Lawrence police arrested a 25-year-old Lawrence woman Sunday for domestic-related aggravated battery after she stabbed a 32-year-old Lawrence man in an altercation in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane.
Thousands of fish die in Midwest
August 5, 2012
Thousands of fish are dying in the Midwest as the hot, dry summer dries up rivers and causes water temperatures to climb in some spots to nearly 100 degrees.
Priest discusses Episcopal resolutions
August 5, 2012
Last month in Indianapolis, representatives of the Episcopal Church’s 109 dioceses in the United States gathered for the church’s General Convention, held every three years. At the convention, church leaders discuss and vote on changes to church policy and direction.
University Press rolls with the changes in publishing world
August 5, 2012
As university presses face increasing scrutiny across the country, the University Press of Kansas’ leadership is focusing on creating new ways to stay relevant in a changing publishing world.
Young juggler tries his hand at learning tricks of the trade
August 5, 2012
He was supposed to gather firewood. But being supposed to and actually doing something can be very different for 12-year-old boys. True to inquisitive boyhood form, Noah Schmeissner went off into the woods near his family’s vacation property and got preoccupied.
Voter ID questions continue
August 5, 2012
A group opposed to the state law that requires Kansans to show a government-issued photo ID to vote will have volunteers at some polls Tuesday to see whether any voters are being deprived of their right to vote.
Fee factor
August 5, 2012
To encourage Kansans to renew their vehicle registrations online and perhaps ease the crunch at county treasurer’s offices across the state, the Kansas Division of Motor Vehicles has decided for the next year to waive the credit card and electronic check fees usually associated with online transactions.
At least six killed in shooting in Wisconsin temple
August 5, 2012
At least six people were killed Sunday when a gunman opened fire at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, and the suspected shooter later died in an exchange of gunfire with police, authorities said.
No to rec center
August 5, 2012
To the editor:
Fact-based
August 5, 2012
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Olympic inspiration
August 5, 2012
Despite the various controversies associated with the Olympic Games over the years, the efforts and accomplishments of individual athletes still inspire.
Commission may approve 2013 budget this week
August 5, 2012
Lawrence’s police force will grow a bit, and so will the city’s property tax rate, under a $174 million budget that is up for approval by city commissioners Tuesday.
Before you vote, check facts
August 5, 2012
In preparation for Tuesday’s primary election, Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew answered some questions that he said continue to cause confusion among voters, particularly concerning Kansas’ new voter ID law.
Sick and tired of the waiting game
August 5, 2012
People with disabilities want state to fund more assistance services
Wheel Genius: Road work planned for this week
August 5, 2012
Road work planned for the week of Aug. 5
40 years ago: On the court docket: Shoplifting, indecent exposure, and traffic violations
August 5, 2012
Fines assessed during a recent week in Lawrence Municipal Court had totaled $1,390.
100 years ago: On eve of primary, article reminds voters on ballot procedure
August 5, 2012
“Voting at a primary is a very simple matter, but yet every year there are ballots that have to be thrown out because the voter has failed to properly fill them out.”
25 years ago: Newborns set new record at LMH in July
August 5, 2012
The normal monthly average was about 83 births.
Hidden treasures: Spencer Museum of Art’s storage space ‘filled to the gills’
August 5, 2012
If you think there’s a lot to see at the Spencer Museum of Art, you should see what it has in storage.
Seabury twins share love of sports
August 5, 2012
When Brandon and Maddie McCaffrey say they do everything together, they aren’t kidding.
Lawrence, Free State cross country squads ready to reload
August 5, 2012
Members of the Lawrence High and Free State cross country teams are not letting the heat and humidity prevent them from getting ready for their respective seasons.
Years in the pool paying off for Aquahawks’ Ben Sloan
August 5, 2012
Ben Sloan still remembers his initial tryout for the Lawrence Aquahawks.
Long-driver plays through wind for win
August 5, 2012
Jeff Gavin was ready to accept the trophy. Event organizer John Novosel had just declared Gavin the winner of the Professional Long Drive Championship at Eagle Bend Golf Course on Saturday, but just before stepping forward for a TV interview, Gavin stopped when he heard the bad news.
Bowen: KU football is back on right track under Weis
August 5, 2012
When Clint Bowen first came back to the Kansas University football program this past offseason, his focus was on reconnecting with his hometown and the joy of seeing some familiar faces on a daily basis.
One for the road: Ben McLemore motivated in final practice before tour, KU debut
August 5, 2012
Ben McLemore, who hit two three-pointers and an inside shot in the first 10 minutes of Saturday’s Kansas University basketball intrasquad scrimmage, was on pace for quite an offensive performance in the Jayhawks’ practice facility next to Allen Fieldhouse.
Rangers rough up Will Smith, Royals
August 5, 2012
Will Smith is learning in the major leagues, where the lessons can often be harsh.
Pump patrol
August 5, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.47 at several stations. I
Kovel’s Antiques: Vintage bronze bells often cheaper than new ones
August 5, 2012
Often when restoring a historic church or school, a large bronze bell is needed for the bell tower.
Garden Calendar: Made in the shade
August 5, 2012
If you have mature trees or structures that shade portions of your yard, landscaping might seem extra challenging.
Faith Forum: Apart from the Bible, what’s your favorite faith-related book?
August 5, 2012
The Rev. Monsignor Vincent Krische and the Rev. Jay B. Henderson answer.
Boomer Girl Diary: Never too late to set a world record
August 5, 2012
I want a WR. You know what I’m talking about, right? I want a world record next to my name for all of eternity.
Elvis impersonators revved up for hot rod show
August 5, 2012
Elvis will be back in the building next weekend. Well, OK, not the building. Just the park.
Romney reveals little about himself
August 5, 2012 in print edition on A7
He has run for the Senate, for governor and, twice, for president. He has given more campaign speeches in high-visibility circumstances than almost anyone in the country. And still, after 18 years on public rostrums and in the public eye, he remains the most mysterious figure on the American scene.
Horoscope for Aug. 5
August 5, 2012
For Sunday, Aug. 5: This year you frequently look at the big picture, and you’ll make better decisions. Curb a tendency to overdo things or to overindulge yourself. If you are single, you will want to meet Mr. or Ms. Right Now. If you are attached, sometimes you are too caught up in your own feelings, and you lose your self-discipline.
Don’t bite on ‘Off the Hook’
August 5, 2012
As the Olympics remind us, we love athletes because they do things most of us can’t, with stamina and grace we find astounding. While we don’t love professional wrestlers for the same reasons, it’s safe to say that few fans watch wrestling for anything but the action. It’s not about wit. That’s what makes the casting of “Off the Hook: Extreme Catches” (8 p.m. Sunday, Animal Planet) so unbearable.