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Child support scrutinized in tickets scam
August 9, 2012
As authorities seek to recover restitution from defendants convicted in the Kansas University ticket scandal, federal prosecutors are now eyeing two lump-sum child support payments former Williams Fund head Rodney Jones made before his guilty plea in the case.
Grant given to KBI to help with DNA testing backlog
August 9, 2012
It won’t eliminate the DNA testing backlog at the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, but a $319,000 federal grant certainly will help. “It’s good news,” said Kyle Smith, deputy director of the KBI.
KBI investigating synthetic marijuana cases across the state
August 9, 2012
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has executed 10 search warrants to businesses in three Kansas cities following a seven-month investigation into the sale of substances containing a form of synthetic marijuana.
Civil War history events scheduled
August 9, 2012
With the 149th anniversary of William Clarke Quantrill’s raid of Lawrence on Aug. 21, this month is a big one for Kansas Civil War history events.
Former KU golfer, Gary Woodland, in four-way tie for second at PGA Championship
05:05 p.m., August 9, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland carded a first-round, five-under par 67 Thursday in the opening round of the PGA, the final of the PGA tour’s four major tournaments.
Rural Tonganoxie man enters no-contest plea to five counts of indecent liberties with a child
August 9, 2012
A former manager of a rural Tonganoxie trailer park on Thursday afternoon pleaded no contest to five child sex crime charges, Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson said.
GOP seeks to make state model for nation
August 9, 2012
Kansas Republicans want to make the state a model for the nation after several conservative primary victories in Tuesday’s election.
Wrong ballots distributed at Topeka voting site
August 9, 2012
A northeast Kansas elections official says her office is trying to determine how many voters received the wrong ballots at a Topeka polling place.
Primary races appear to oust 10 Kansas House members, including Gregory
August 9, 2012
Ten Kansas House incumbents have lost primary election races or are trailing in relatively close contests.
KU football announces home-and-home series with Rutgers
August 9, 2012
The Kansas University football program on Thursday announced that a deal had been completed for a home-and-home series with Rutgers. KU will travel to Piscataway, N.J., in 2015 and the Scarlet Knights will play in Lawrence in 2018.
Big 12 announces men’s conference basketball schedule
KU to open versus Iowa State on Jan. 9 in Allen Fieldhouse
August 9, 2012
The Big 12 today released its men’s basketball schedule for the 2012-13 season.
East Lawrence resident reports that stranger choked her, threatened her with knife
August 9, 2012
A woman alleged that a man choked her and threatened her with a knife in a robbery early Thursday in east Lawrence.
Around and About for August 4, 2012
August 9, 2012
Laura Priest, a teacher at Lawrence’s Free State High School, has been named as a 2012 state winner of the Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher award from the Kansas Association for Career and Technical Education.
Senior housing project draws objections from neighborhood
August 9, 2012
A lot of neighbors weren’t happy with an item on the Douglas County Commission’s agenda Wednesday night. But, with a little explaining, the commissioners moved the project forward anyway.
Baldwin City trying to get dinner train
August 9, 2012
Baldwin City officials are entering negotiations with a Nebraska dinner train to move the business to Midland Railway.
Heard on the Hill: KU Chick-Fil-A debate reaches Congress; local IIYM piano winner continues to excel; math prof takes on new administrative role
August 9, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
25 years ago: ‘Train to Nowhere” takes its first ride
August 9, 2012
Nearly 300 spectators and the Baker University band had gathered at the depot.
40 years ago: City installs sawtooth curbs on Mass Street
August 9, 2012
“Sawtooths, Scallops, Zig-Zags — Whatever you call them, they are solidifying on the east side in the 900 block.”
100 years ago: Printers gloat over baseball win against lawyers
August 9, 2012
“Gee, wasn’t it awful? What? Why, haven’t you heard about it yet?”
Rec center vote
August 9, 2012
The lion’s share of taxpayers, I feel, do not support the rec center project, judging from letters, conversation on the matter and the many Journal-World comments.
T trouble
August 9, 2012
For years the No. 6 has served downtown to Wakarusa Drive directly, but now someone decided No. 6 should go by the hospital in order to eliminate that bus line for a “flex” or whatever. Of course, to do this the 6 is now routed north on Maine returning to Sixth Street south on Michigan, leaving a gap of service from Maine to Michigan. This “gap” could have been eliminated by having the bus leave Sixth, serve the hospital then return to Sixth via the same street!
Watchful eye
Recent burglaries highlight the need for residents to lock their doors and keep an eye on their neighborhoods.
August 9, 2012
Several dozen Lawrence residents have had the unsettling experience recently of discovering that burglars had entered their homes and stolen their property while they slept. In a few cases, residents have had the even more unsettling experience of being awakened at night to find an intruder in their homes.
Life choices
August 9, 2012
The article on the front page of the Sunday, Aug. 5 paper was disturbing to say the least. The subject was “waiting for assistance from the state.” She has heart problems, diabetes, fibromyalgia and other ailments. She has difficulty walking and has had numerous falls. She needs someone to do dishes and sweep and mop the floor. The article implies that she is “entitled” to help from the state — or those of us who pay taxes.
California’s runaway train project
August 9, 2012
State Sen. Joe Simitian’s district office near Stanford’s campus is nestled among shops sporting excruciatingly cute names (“A Street Bike Named Desire,” “Mom’s the Word” maternity wear) intended to make the progressive gentry comfortable with upscale consumption by presenting it as whimsical. This community surely has its share of advanced thinkers who believe trains are wonderful because they are not cars (rampant individualism; people going wherever and whenever they want, unsupervised).
Following Weis to Kansas an easy call for ex-Irish linebacker
August 9, 2012
Although text messages and social media have changed recruiting, the story of how linebacker Anthony McDonald landed at Kansas University pays homage to Ma Bell.
McLemore’s injury limits playing time on European trip
August 9, 2012
Kansas University red-shirt freshman Ben McLemore started but played just five minutes in Wednesday’s game because of a nagging injury.
Welcome to the comeback club: KU vets rally new-look Jayhawks to second Swiss win
August 9, 2012
Elijah Johnson believes Kansas University’s come-from-behind, 83-79 victory over the Swiss national team Wednesday had greater significance than an early August exhibition game.
Horoscope for Aug. 9
August 9, 2012
For Thursday, Aug. 9: This year you often say one thing yet do another. Your mixed messages could cause confusion and a sense of unfulfillment. If you are single, you could attract someone through your work or public commitments. If you are attached, as a couple you decide to be more visual than in recent years.
Mars show is late to the party
August 9, 2012
Several nights after Curiosity’s successful Mars landing, “Martian Mega Rover” (9 p.m., National Geographic) explains the extraordinary efforts behind the $2.5 billion space probe.
Resolutions for a new school year
August 9, 2012
According to the academic calendar, it’s the new year. August and September are the months when K-12 and higher education institutions gear up for the start of school. Here in the United States — as well as in many other countries — the beginning of the new year is accompanied by a number of traditions. One of the most popular is the making of resolutions, promises to ourselves and others that we will behave well (or better) in the months ahead.
Sporting K.C. wins first U.S. Open Cup title since 2004
August 9, 2012
After three hours, it was all on goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen to deliver Kansas City its first pro sports trophy in a long while.
Guthrie picks up first win as Royals in 2-0 win over White Sox
August 9, 2012
Jeremy Guthrie picked up his first victory since late May, scattering five hits over eight innings in Kansas City’s victory over Chicago on Wednesday night.
Lawrence pro cyclist rides in Tour of Utah
August 9, 2012
Lawrence native Joseph Schmalz finished Stage 2 of the 2012 Tour of Utah professional bike race in 98th place on Wednesday.