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Regents plan retreat to make priorities
August 14, 2012
The Kansas Board of Regents will spend three days this week at a hunting resort during its annual retreat to discuss higher education issues and what to seek from Gov. Sam Brownback and the 2013 Kansas Legislature, which convenes in January.
City approves purchasing trash carts, cheaper rate
August 14, 2012
Lawrence residents, start measuring your trash. City commissioners on Tuesday agreed to spend $885,490 to order enough trash carts to outfit every single-family home in the city with a plastic cart. But commissioners also agreed to a new rate plan that will cut the trash bills of households that can routinely fit their trash into a small, 35-gallon cart.
Official predicts return of air service to Topeka
August 14, 2012
A Topeka official says commercial flights from the city’s regional airport could resume by next year thanks to $2.2 million in government incentives.
Energy Conservation Fair set for Sept. 22
August 14, 2012
The city of Lawrence will host the Lawrence Energy Conservation Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at Holcom Park Recreation Center at 2700 W. 27th Street. Local builders, architects, government agencies and others will present exhibits showing how to lower utility bills or increase energy efficiency.
Students arriving at KU this week
August 14, 2012
Kansas University’s annual rite of welcoming old and new students to campus will reach a crescendo on Friday as residence halls and scholarship halls open at 8 a.m.
New ID law has little effect on provisional ballots
August 14, 2012
Nearly exactly the same number of voters were given provisional ballots in this year’s Aug. 7 primaries as last year’s. About 27 percent of the provisional ballots were cast because of Kansas’ voter identification law, new this year.
Lawrence man arrested after disturbance early Tuesday
August 14, 2012
A 52-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early Tuesday morning on a charge of aggravated assault following a disturbance in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street.
State board discusses home-schooling requirements
August 14, 2012
Several Kansas State Board of Education members on Tuesday said they are hearing reports of children being kept home to babysit younger siblings while their parents claim they are being home schooled.
Homeless shelter marks beginning of new home
August 14, 2012
A bed instead of a thin mat to sleep on. That’ll be one of the more significant differences for shelter residents when the Lawrence Community Shelter relocates to a warehouse near Douglas County Jail, shelter director Loring Henderson said at Tuesday’s groundbreaking for construction at the new site.
Kline wants judge off disciplinary panel
August 14, 2012
Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline is asking that a state Court of Appeals judge be removed from hearing an ethics case against him.
Statehouse Live: State officials say waiver from No Child Left Behind will produce better student measurements
August 14, 2012
State education officials Tuesday said freedom from some of the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law will produce a better way to gauge student performance and get help to students who need it.
Two arrested in Monday altercation
August 14, 2012
Two Lawrence men were arrested early Tuesday morning in connection with a Monday morning altercation at an apartment in the 3500 block of West 22nd Street.
Town Talk: Sears signs deal to locate ‘hometown’ store in former Rod’s Hallmark near 23rd and Iowa; Spirit Halloween slated to open temporary store in former Sears space
August 14, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Police officer testifies family believed two children, ages 5 and 7, possessed by demons
09:47 a.m., August 14, 2012 Updated 11:21 p.m.
Lawrence police officers testified Tuesday that they were told Adolfo and Deborah Gomez tied up and blindfolded their 5- and 7-year-old children in a Walmart parking lot in June because they believed the kids were possessed by demons.
Man injured in accident near Tonganoxie on Sunday
August 14, 2012
A 49-year-old Tonganoxie man was taken to an area hospital after a one-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon about two miles northeast of Tonganoxie.
Lansing man, 39, pleads guilty to producing child pornography
August 14, 2012
A 39-year-old Lansing man was sentenced Monday to serve 15 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to one count of producing child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s Office.
Two men found after report of suspicious activity at Runza
August 14, 2012
Two men ran from a Lawrence police officer who was investigating suspicious activity Saturday night at Runza, 2700 Iowa, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence police spokesman.
Resident reports break-in, knife threat
August 14, 2012
A resident in the 3500 block of West 22nd Street reported early Monday to Lawrence police that two men kicked in the apartment door and threatened the two residents with a knife over a debt, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a police spokesman.
Heard on the Hill: KU offering ‘foreign language buffet’; Hall Center lectures to start in Sept.; KU prof tracking how heat affects monarch butterflies
August 14, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Kansas example?
August 14, 2012
Once again, I have heard a political party declare a mandate to the results of a election. Brownback is declaring that Kansas is the example to follow for the rest of the states after the results of the primary elections.
25 years ago: ‘Harmonic convergence’ gets local attention
August 14, 2012
Several people were planning to gather at Clinton Lake.
40 years ago: KU chancellor gives verbal resignation
August 14, 2012
“It’s still too difficult for me to talk about it.”
100 years ago: Police to crack down on ‘loafers’ following depot robbery
August 14, 2012
“The Lawrence police department did some rapid work yesterday.”
Self: Jayhawks need to go back to basics
August 14, 2012
Kansas University coach Bill Self said he had one main takeaway from his team’s four-game European tour: That his team — at least right now — isn’t very good.
Notebook: Weis looks to build flexibility in offensive line
August 14, 2012
Kansas University junior Riley Spencer has missed the past week, and will miss another, because of a knee injury, KU coach Charlie Weis said Monday.
Baty, Cummings vie for backup QB job
August 14, 2012
As the Jayhawks move toward the end of the second week of fall camp, the only thing settled about Kansas University’s back-up quarterback competition is that playing the position can be unsettling.
Teammates, coaches praise Pick as ‘natural’ wideout
August 14, 2012
When talking about Kansas University wide receiver, Kale Pick, one word continues to come from the mouths of Pick’s teammates: “natural.”
Weis’ success measured in wins, wary foes
August 14, 2012
Las Vegas has put the over-under on victories for the first Charlie Weis football team at Kansas University at 3.5, which would make a 4-8 season a success for anyone taking the over on that proposition.
Free State football to host pep rally, fundraiser tonight
August 14, 2012
The Free State High football team will be joined by cheerleaders, band members, family and fans for a preseason pep rally and fundraiser tonight.
Alvamar hosts web.com tour qualifier
August 14, 2012
Both golf courses at Alvamar Country Club were packed Monday with competitors trying to qualify for the Midwest Classic, a web.com (formerly Nationwide) tour event scheduled this weekend at LionsGate in Overland Park.
Ex-KU star McCray staying busy in WNBA
August 14, 2012
Danielle McCray is flip-flopping on the merits of the Olympics-necessitated break in the WNBA season.
Rec center debt
August 14, 2012
After reading the recreation center article in the Aug. 4 Journal-World, I was struck by the lack of definitive answers and the effect a mega rec center would have on taxpayers.
Statewide effort
A local counseling center has a great opportunity to make a statewide impact on reducing youth suicide.
August 14, 2012
Congratulations to the Headquarters Counseling Center team for obtaining a significant federal grant to fight a troubling problem. Headquarters was notified last week that it will receive $1.44 million in federal grant money over the next three years to develop youth suicide prevention resources throughout the state.
Summer’s over: Firebirds, Lions kick off practices for fall programs
August 14, 2012
You won’t find August 13 listed as a national holiday on most calendars.
Choice of Ryan was presidential
August 14, 2012 in print edition on A7
When, in his speech accepting the 1964 Republican presidential nomination, Barry Goldwater said “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice” and “moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue,” a media wit at the convention supposedly exclaimed, “Good God, Goldwater is going to run as Goldwater.” When Mitt Romney decided to run with Paul Ryan, many conservatives may have thought, “Thank God, Romney is not going to run as Romney.”