Archive for Friday, August 10, 2012

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Former University of Kansas official Rodney Jones, right, leaves the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Wichita, Kan., on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, with his attorney, Gerald Handley, after appearing in court, accused of conspiring to steal more than $2 million in tickets to athletic events. 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.
10:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Naadir Tharpe, left, and guard Niko Roberts, right, stop for a photo in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris with Niko's younger brother Justin on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. Jayhawks take break to see sights of Paris
August 10, 2012
From atop the second story of the Eiffel Tower — nearly 400 feet above the city of Paris — Kansas freshman forward Landen Lucas leaned against a railing and tried to describe the view around him.
2:00 p.m.
Police handcuff a man in the parking lot of Wal-Mart, Sixth and Congressional, on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Officers testify about finding bound, blindfolded children at Lawrence Walmart
11:20 a.m., August 10, 2012 Updated 5:42 p.m.
A Lawrence police officer testified Friday morning that he saw an Illinois woman with a baseball bat, two rolls of duct tape and two tarps inside a shopping cart as two of her young children were found bound and blindfolded in June outside a Lawrence Walmart.
6:00 p.m.
K2 is a legal, smokable herbal mixture with chemical properties similar to THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, a Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy said. K3 is a new drug that is legal because its compounds have been altered from what was found in K2. 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.
10:00 p.m.
Richard Gwin/Journal World-photo.Some of the 300 Oregon California Trails association members that are in Lawrence for a Convention at the Lawrence Holidome, took to the wagon ruts eat of Baldwin on Friday to get a feel on the many wagons that crossed the grass lands going west on the Oregon California trail. History draws ‘rut nuts’ to town
August 10, 2012
A party of 50 set out from Lawrence to travel the Oregon and Santa Fe trails. This group didn’t embark in search of a new life, however, but an old past.

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AP source: Romney picks Ryan for running mate
11:56 p.m., August 10, 2012 Updated 12:30 a.m.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate, according to a Republican with knowledge of the development.
Another early-morning burglary incident awakens residents
August 10, 2012
Some Lawrence residents were awakened early Friday morning by a man attempting to break into their home in the 3400 block of Aldrich Street.
Tonganoxie woman killed in accident on U.S. 24-40
August 10, 2012
A rural Tonganoxie woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident Friday near Basehor.
Temporary library move to former Borders building mulled
August 10, 2012
Agenda highlights • 6:35 p.m. Tuesday • City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets • Knology Channel 25 • Meeting documents online at lawrenceks.org
Brownback to speak at KU about economy
August 10, 2012
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is scheduled to speak about economic growth and Kansas tax policy next month at Kansas University.
Versailles wows KU men’s basketball team
August 10, 2012
Following a two-hour tour of the Palace of Versailles on Friday, Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self felt a little young as an American.
Ten-year-old girl life flighted to KU Medical Center
August 10, 2012
A 10-year-old Lawrence girl was injured while swimming at Clinton Lake on Friday night. “She was in the water next to a boat and she may have been hit by the boat’s propeller,” said Sgt. Steve Lewis.
Out of touch
August 10, 2012
To the editor: Mitt Romney and his team continue to tell us that the American people don’t really care about the release of his tax returns. Here’s a news flash. Yes, we do.
Primary messages
August 10, 2012
The 23 percent of Kansas voters who went to the polls on Tuesday have set a course for the state. Although there will be fewer moderate Republicans on the November ballot, Kansas voters will have an opportunity to either confirm or modestly alter that trajectory. It’s time for Kansas voters — all Kansas voters — to be heard.
Drought taking its toll in Kansas; Brownback warns Kansans against outdoor burning
August 10, 2012
The drought has become so severe that Gov. Sam Brownback on Friday warned Kansans against lighting outdoor fires.
Brownback says Republican voters made ‘clear statement’ in support of conservatives during primary
August 10, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback said Friday that Republican voters made a “clear statement” in support of conservative candidates during the GOP primary.
Prison time ordered in sexual battery case
August 10, 2012
A Douglas County judge Friday broke from a plea agreement that recommended probation and ordered a 50-year-old rural Lawrence man to serve 32 months in prison for an aggravated sexual battery conviction involving a female family member.
Eudora man gets 44 months in prison in Days Inn robbery case
August 10, 2012
A Douglas County judge on Friday ordered a 25-year-old Eudora man to serve a 44-month prison sentence for a March incident at the Days Inn, 730 Iowa.
DUI charges dismissed against former Free State baseball player Cody Kukuk
August 10, 2012
Florida prosecutors have dropped a misdemeanor DUI charge against former Free State High baseball star Cody Kukuk after determining a sheriff’s officer did not have probable cause to stop Kukuk’s vehicle in May.
Statehouse Live: KDOT announces plan to cut 40 positions
August 10, 2012
The Kansas Department of Transportation on Friday announced that it intends to cut 40 positions at its headquarters office.
Lawrence’s Alford-Clarke VFW Post planning to move; Bert Nash center purchasing post’s property
August 10, 2012
Lawrence’s Alford-Clarke VFW Post 852, which has had its home at 138 Ala. since 1965, is planning a move.
Gov. Brownback to speak about economic growth, Kansas tax policy at KU on Sept. 10
August 10, 2012
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is scheduled to speak on economic growth and Kansas tax policy next month at Kansas University.
Officers testify about finding bound, blindfolded children at Lawrence Walmart
11:20 a.m., August 10, 2012 Updated 05:42 p.m.
A Lawrence police officer testified Friday morning that he saw an Illinois woman with a baseball bat, two rolls of duct tape and two tarps inside a shopping cart as two of her young children were found bound and blindfolded in June outside a Lawrence Walmart.
John Lithgow’s Lied Center performance rescheduled for Sept. 17
August 10, 2012
Star of stage and screen John Lithgow has rescheduled his Lied Center performance. Lithgow will perform his well-received one-man theatrical memoir “Stories by Heart” Monday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Attempted home invasion thwarted
PVC piping deters suspect
August 10, 2012
Some Lawrence residents were awakened early Friday morning by a man attempting to break into their home in the 3400 block of Aldrich Street. According to Lawrence Police spokeswoman Kim Murphree, the residents of the home called 911 around 1 a.m. when they heard a man banging on a sliding glass door.
Kansas Book Festival set for Sept. 15
August 10, 2012
The second annual Kansas Book Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Kansas Museum of History. “Our mission is to promote literacy and encourage a life-long love of reading,” Kansas first lady Mary Brownback said in a release. The event is free and open to the public.
Repaving project on South Lawrence Trafficway to cause delays for drivers
12:37 a.m., August 10, 2012 Updated 04:08 p.m.
A resurfacing project will begin Wednesday on the 8.43-mile section of the South Lawrence Trafficway between the Lecompton interchange on the Kansas Turnpike and U.S. Highway 59.
Jayhawks take break to see sights of Paris
August 10, 2012
From atop the second story of the Eiffel Tower — nearly 400 feet above the city of Paris — Kansas freshman forward Landen Lucas leaned against a railing and tried to describe the view around him.
KU administrative offices renovated for $155K
August 10, 2012
Since the occupants of Kansas University’s highest administration posts have arrived on campus, their office suites have seen more than $155,000 in renovation and remodeling work.
History draws ‘rut nuts’ to town
August 10, 2012
A party of 50 set out from Lawrence to travel the Oregon and Santa Fe trails. This group didn’t embark in search of a new life, however, but an old past.
Heard on the Hill: KU Hospital, K.C. Chiefs announce partnership; KU student wins skateboarding title; Kansas Board of Regents staffer up for Ala. post
August 10, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Romney should focus on ideology
August 10, 2012 in print edition on A8
There are two ways to run against Barack Obama: stewardship or ideology. You can run against his record or you can run against his ideas.
Baseball showcases on tap
August 10, 2012
Multi-generational baseball is coming to Kansas University’s Hoglund Ballpark on Saturday.
Cindy Murray mother to many
August 10, 2012
The presence of Cindy Murray, ever-smiling, bright-eyed beauty from Parsons, won’t just be felt during Lawrence High football Friday nights this season, it will be seen.
Like father, like son: Charlie Weis Jr. ‘invaluable’ to Jayhawks
August 10, 2012
To those on the outside of the Kansas University football program, Charlie Weis Jr. looks nothing like a college football coach, barely looks like a college student and goes virtually unnoticed at most KU football gatherings. To those on the inside, it’s a much different story.
Horoscope for Aug. 10
August 10, 2012
For Friday, Aug. 10: This year you open up to a new way of thinking, and others find conversations with you to be exciting. Your creativity bubbles no matter what you do. If you are single, you will have many potential suitors. If you are attached, the two of you enjoy your time together.
‘Common Law’ explains its origins
August 10, 2012
“Common Law” (9 p.m., USA) wraps up its first season with a few hints about its origins. After spending much of the season dismissing their mandated therapy sessions, bickering cops Travis (Michael Ealy) and Wes (Warren Kole) realize that they may need them after all. This brings them back to their original therapist, Dr. Ryan (Sonya Walger, “Lost”), who agrees to treat them again only after they promise to reveal just what caused them to nearly shoot each other in the first place.
Butler boosts Royals past Orioles
August 10, 2012
Billy Butler had already cleared the most difficult obstacles of hitting for the cycle, including a home run and his first triple since 2009.
Kansas women’s schedule revealed
August 10, 2012
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team will meet Kansas State in its Big 12 Conference opener on Jan. 2 in Allen Fieldhouse, the league has announced. Here is KU’s women’s schedule for the 2012-13 season:
40 years ago: Marijuana harvesters caught in the act
August 10, 2012
One man fled across a small stream and hid in a corn field.
100 years ago: Curious young boy receives near-fatal electric shock
August 10, 2012
“Lincoln Smith, aged about nine years, had climbed an electric light pole.”
25 years ago: Florida cocaine dealers arrested in Lawrence
August 10, 2012
“We believe we have cut off the supply of cocaine to Lawrence.”