Archive for Thursday, August 16, 2012

Also from August 16

Blog entries
On the street
Photo galleries
The Riverview Trailer Park
Have you ever visited one of Lawrence's sister cities?

Poll results

Response Percent
No, but I hope to
Total 271
How many conference football games (out of nine total) will the KU football team win this year?

Poll results

Response Percent
5 or more
Total 1683

All stories

Jobless rate in Kan. increases in July
August 16, 2012
The Kansas unemployment rate for July increased, officials have reported. The seasonally adjusted rate for July was 6.3 percent, which is up from 6.1 percent in June, and down from 6.7 percent one year ago.
Jury watches police video in rape trial
August 16, 2012
A Douglas County jury Thursday viewed video of a police interview with a 39-year-old Lawrence man who is accused of molesting a 6-year-old girl last October in central Lawrence.
Ballot rejected for using foreign ID
August 16, 2012
The Douglas County election canvass committee on Thursday rejected the provisional ballot of a voter who presented a Russian identification card during the Aug. 7 primary in protest of Kansas’ voter ID law.
Full-time job?
August 16, 2012
The state of Kansas was only one of the clients Secretary of State Kris Kobach was working for this week.
Statehouse Live: Brownback administration directs state agencies to propose 10 percent cuts
August 16, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback, who recently signed into law massive tax cuts, has directed state agencies to propose cuts in their budgets of 10 percent.
Water main break to disrupt traffic on 23rd Street
August 16, 2012
A water main break on 23rd Street will disrupt traffic on Thursday evening.
Judge schedules separate trials for Illinois couple accused of blindfolding, binding children outside Walmart
August 16, 2012
A Douglas County judge Thursday scheduled separate trials for two Illinois parents accused of tying up and blindfolding two of their children, ages 5 and 7, outside a west Lawrence Walmart in June.
Douglas County Commission extends burn ban for two more weeks
August 16, 2012
The Douglas County Commission has extended its burn ban for two weeks.
Regents Retreat Live: Board makes budget recommendations; two health care related items for KU
August 16, 2012
Higher education officials on Thursday whittled down their budget recommendations, citing the current economic and political climate.
Town Talk: Rumblings of a major youth fieldhouse proposal for The Legends in Wyandotte County; new numbers about Lawrence recreation center operating costs
August 16, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Report: Drought intensifies in Kansas, Nebraska
August 16, 2012
Rains that eased or stabilized parched conditions in some key farming states haven’t helped growers and ranchers in Kansas or Nebraska, where the severity of the drought continues to spike, a climate monitoring center showed Thursday.
Objection filed against Shawnee County vote
August 16, 2012
The unofficial winner of the GOP primary for the 52nd House District is objecting to a special vote scheduled after hundreds of voters were given incorrect ballots at a Topeka polling place.
Suspicious cooler contains rotten fish bait
09:06 a.m., August 16, 2012 Updated 03:22 p.m.
Lawrence police and firefighters Thursday morning began investigating a suspicious cooler found in Burcham Park to see if it contained any hazardous material, but officers discovered it only had rotten fish bait inside.
First Bell: Further introductions
August 16, 2012
Notes and updates about schools in Douglas County.
Heard on the Hill: New engineering building fully opening soon; engineering prof gets KBA boost; West Campus road construction ends
August 16, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
100 years ago: Local merchants to entertain farmers at annual picnic
August 16, 2012
“Everything points toward another big time this year.”
25 years ago: Roommate search covers all bases
August 16, 2012
A peek at a “roommate board” at KU showed a few examples of the ongoing search for compatible space-sharers.
40 years ago: Group begins raising money to start Boys’ Club in Lawrence
August 16, 2012
The group hoped to achieve their goal by Sept. 1.
Ex-KU QB Webb to start for Colorado
August 16, 2012
Former Kansas University quarterback Jordan Webb has been named starting QB at the University of Colorado.
Jayhawks’ Dixon home after earning Olympic glory
August 16, 2012
Diamond Dixon had just the right accessory to wear over her Ralph Lauren-designed white “Team USA” dress and blue blazer on Wednesday.
KU newcomers adjusting to new roles
August 16, 2012
Every August, at colleges across the country, new students go through orientation, a meet-and-greet with school representatives which helps the fresh faces get acclimated to new surroundings.
Weis hiring seen as a bit risky by analyst
August 16, 2012
In another week or two, national pundits will begin to weigh in with opinions on Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger’s decision to turn the football program over to the biggest name ever to coach the sport here.
Royals rely on Smith, Getz in 3-2 victory
August 16, 2012
Will Smith pitched seven strong innings, Chris Getz doubled home the go-ahead run and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Oakland Athletics, 3-2, on Wednesday night.
Our Town Sports
August 16, 2012
This week’s Our Town Sports items
Financial stability
August 16, 2012
The projected cost of the new rec center is too much. It has been reported the city would pay $100,000 each month for 20 years for the facility. I met with Parks and Rec and was told it would cost an extra $1 million a year to operate. That’s about $83,000 each month. That makes the city’s obligation approximately $183,000 per month for the next 20 years.
Rec center support
August 16, 2012
The rec center/sports village is good for Lawrence. The project and all its possibilities have received overwhelming positive support at town halls and public forums. There are understandable concerns about costs, but if we listen to our city experts and look at the actual facts, you will find a very solid plan to ensure success.
Election integrity
August 16, 2012
A new study about voter fraud coupled with the story of a perhaps outcome-altering mistake at a Topeka polling place last week may make Kansans wonder just where the greatest threat to election integrity actually lies.
Ryan shifts campaign conversation
August 16, 2012 in print edition on A7
Mitt Romney is a very conventional Republican of a very different age. He has roots in 1960s Republican orthodoxy. His personal style, if not his political instincts, is deeply conservative. He respects authority, precedent and history.
Chefs try time travel
August 16, 2012
Forget all of the modern conveniences. “Time Machine Chefs” (8 p.m., ABC) asks four popular chefs to put themselves in the place of cooks for a feast in Tudor-era England and use only the implements available at that time. And don’t even think of relying on electricity or running water. Only the hardiest chef will impress the three demanding judges and walk off with the crown of “Greatest Chef in History.”
Horoscope for Aug. 16
August 16, 2012
For Thursday, Aug. 16: This year you grow and evolve to a new level. Events will come forth that allow you to understand more emotionally and learn more intellectually. If you are single, you meet people with ease. If you are attached, be more sensitive to your sweetie.