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Museum marks Civil War with events spanning 2 days
August 8, 2012
Civil war buffs may want to visit Watkins Community Museum next week.
Attorney says accuser may have lied in sex crimes case
August 8, 2012
A defense attorney for a former Shelter Inc. employee who faces indecent liberties charges said he has uncovered evidence that one accuser in the past made false allegations about being sexually abused.
Orchards Golf Course for sale
August 8, 2012
A Lawrence executive par-three golf course on Bob Billings Parkway is for sale.
Truck reported stolen at Eighth and Michigan
August 8, 2012
A 19-year-old Lawrence man reported a 2002 Cadillac Deville valued at $4,000 was stolen from the 800 block of Michigan Street between 2 a.m. and 2:50 a.m. Tuesday.
$40,000 truck reported stolen
August 8, 2012
A 53-year-old Lawrence man reported to police Monday that someone stole a Ford F-150 limited-edition pickup truck valued at $40,000, plus a medical bag with medication inside valued at $300, and $500 in auto accessories. The vehicle was stolen between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday from the 3500 block of Clinton Place.
Woman reporst $1,100 theft
August 8, 2012
A 44-year-old Kansas City, Mo., woman reported to Lawrence police Monday that $1,100 worth of earrings were stolen some time between 4 p.m. July 27 and 5:30 a.m. Monday from the 3500 block of Riverview Road.
22-year-old Lawrence man enters no-contest plea in aggravated burglary case
August 8, 2012
A 22-year-old Lawrence man pleaded no contest to aggravated burglary Wednesday after he was accused of stealing money from an apartment on Feb. 19.
Pump Patrol
August 8, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.48 at Conoco, 2447 W. Sixth St. If you find a lower price, call 832-7154.
South-central Kansas arboretum making use of drought
August 8, 2012
The drought that has hit Kansas has taken a toll on a south-central arboretum, but officials there are using the low water levels on its creek to improve the waterway.
Church to hand out free clothes
August 8, 2012
Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church will distribute new and slightly used clothes at no charge to children in need from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Homeless shelter sets groundbreaking
August 8, 2012
Renovations to turn a warehouse into the Lawrence Community Shelter’s new home will begin with a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the warehouse, 3701 Franklin Park Circle
Severe thunderstorm warning canceled; watch remains in effect
05:08 p.m., August 8, 2012 Updated 08:03 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County. It expires at 1 a.m. Thursday.
Alumni couple give $1 million to KU law school
August 8, 2012
A San Francisco alumni couple has donated $1 million to support scholarships and classroom renovations at the Kansas University School of Law.
Woman arrested after 9 children left at Wichita mall
August 8, 2012
Wichita police arrested a woman who they say left nine young children at a mall while she used drugs.
Bridge over Kansas Turnpike in Leavenworth County closed after accident
04:25 p.m., August 8, 2012 Updated 05:08 p.m.
A truck driving on the Kansas Turnpike Wednesday afternoon damaged a beam on the 214th Street bridge in Leavenworth County east of Lawrence.
Democrats ask moderate Republicans, independents to join their cause
August 8, 2012
After the political massacre of moderate Republican candidates in the Kansas GOP primary, state Democratic leaders Wednesday urged moderates and independents to join with them to fight what they described as Gov. Sam Brownback’s radical agenda.
KU to play Texas as part of ESPN GameDay festivities
Crew to come to Lawrence on Feb. 16
August 8, 2012
ESPN’S crew will visit Lawrence for GameDay again this basketball season.
Heard on the Hill: Cleaning out my desk yields amusing teacher evaluation comments, interesting facts on KU from 2008; university spent $155k on renovations for offices of provost, chancellor
August 8, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Judge orders man to serve probation for convictions
August 8, 2012
A Douglas County judge ordered a 32-year-old Lawrence man to serve intensive probation terms for convictions in three cases, including one in which he was accused of stealing a diamond ring in November 2011 from Hurst Fine Diamonds.
Drug conviction appeal claims ‘outrageous government conduct’
August 8, 2012
Federal prosecutors argue that undercover investigators were correct to broaden their investigation to include methamphetamine manufacturing as part of a 2010 case that resulted in lengthy federal prison sentences for two Lawrence men.
City leaders get clearer picture of rec center
August 8, 2012
City leaders continued to express enthusiasm for a proposed recreation center in northwest Lawrence on Tuesday as the City Commission received a number of new reports on the project.
25 years ago: New police chief to face problems of growing city
August 8, 2012
Response time to non-emergency calls had doubled over the past decade.
40 years ago: Old library in its final week
August 8, 2012
Furniture was arriving this week and stacks were nearly finished.
Chen, Butler boost Royals
August 8, 2012
The Kansas City Royals wanted Bruce Chen to show more aggression. He finally did.
Charlie Weis now a ‘big fan’ of James Sims
August 8, 2012
The uncertainty surrounding suspended running back James Sims’ future with the Jayhawks became a little clearer Tuesday.
Online education
Universities need to be focused on meeting the coming demand for more online courses and degree programs.
August 8, 2012
Over the last several years, the Internet has become a dominant force in news, commerce and social interaction. Americans love online convenience. They want to use their phones or computers to get their news, pay their bills, buy their clothes and keep in touch with friends. Why not use online communication to earn a university degree?
Production puts care in spotlight
August 8, 2012 in print edition on A7
“Perhaps not surprisingly in a country where health care reform is so controversial, it was the high-profile presence of the NHS that stunned many American writers. … Certainly the U.S. equivalent, which would be dancing health insurance corporate executives, was hard to imagine.” — Paul Harris, in The Guardian, July 28
Comedies get boost from guest stars
August 8, 2012
Singer, producer and “The Voice” mentor Cee Lo Green guest-stars on “The Soul Man” (9 p.m., TV Land) as Boyce’s (Cedric the Entertainer) former backup singer turned rival preacher. But he wants to leave the pulpit, so he asks Boyce to help him break the news to his congregation.
Horoscope for Aug. 8
August 8, 2012
This year you bloom as you rarely have before. You convey a greater clarity in your conversations, and others hear you loud and clear. If you are single, you will meet people when you are out and about. If you are attached, you both might commit to a public cause.
100 years ago: Old enemies make up at road-work day
August 8, 2012
“There have been no open hostilities, but just a silent warfare.”
Self, Jayhawks get front-row seats to spit show
August 8, 2012
Even Kansas University coach Bill Self had trouble describing what he saw from Swiss forward David Ramseier in the second quarter of Kansas’ 79-76 exhibition victory Tuesday.
Chiefs split training camp practice with Cardinals
August 8, 2012
The practice looked like a normal NFL workout. There were just twice as many players on the fields at Missouri Western State University.
Royals, Chen stop rolling White Sox
August 8, 2012
The Kansas City Royals wanted Bruce Chen to show more aggression. He finally did.
Swiss miss: KU survives late rally by Switzerland in tour opener
August 8, 2012
Early in the fourth quarter, Jeff Withey playfully razzed teammate Kevin Young about his passing skills. He probably won’t do it again after Young’s performance in the final minute Tuesday.
KU’s Weis no stranger to turning around football teams
August 8, 2012
Those who think Charlie Weis is entering into new territory by attempting to lead the rebuilding project at Kansas University have not paid enough attention to Weis’ past.
Big-play Pierson has chance to lead KU in rushing
August 8, 2012
The average football fan hears the name Charlie Weis and immediately thinks about quarterbacks and pass-happy gameplans.