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Course on hunter safety offered
August 22, 2012
A hunter education course will be offered this fall for anyone in Douglas County who has not completed the state-approved course on firearms and hunting safety.
Man who helped in getaway after bar altercation reaches diversion agreement
August 22, 2012
A 19-year-old Leavenworth man has reached a diversion agreement with prosecutors for driving a co-defendant from an altercation outside a Lawrence bar last October.
Virginia prep ‘Cat’ Barber plans KU visit
August 22, 2012
Hampton (Va.) High School senior basketball point guard Anthony “Cat” Barber will make an official recruiting visit to Kansas University Aug. 31-Sept. 2, his mother reported Wednesday.
Dave Campo: JaCorey Shepherd fits CB mold
August 22, 2012
Kansas University defensive coordinator Dave Campo on Wednesday offered insight into sophomore JaCorey Shepherd’s recent work with the defense.
County approves tax breaks for Ninth, N.H. development
August 22, 2012
The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved tax breaks for the hotel project at Ninth and New Hampshire streets.
KU defensive lineman Jordan Tavai proud of heritage
August 22, 2012
Since arriving in Kansas on Aug. 10 for his first day of practices, Jordan Tavai has been busy telling teammates about his heritage.
Royals rally, but fall to Rays
August 22, 2012
Kansas City’s bats came to life a little too late against Tampa Bay’s James Shields on Wednesday
Free State Jamboree on tap tonight
August 22, 2012
Free State High athletes are about to get a whiff of game-night experience with the Fall Sports Jamboree at 6 p.m. today.
Coming together: Lions football finding some answers
August 22, 2012
Halfway through the preseason practice schedule, coach Dirk Wedd has witnessed some sizable developments for his Lawrence High football team.
Topekan with links to homicide victim being held in county jail
August 22, 2012
A Topeka man with ties to a homicide victim whose body was found in Douglas County was brought Wednesday to the Douglas County Jail, where he’s being held in a separate Shawnee County case.
Our Town Sports
August 22, 2012
Horseshoes anyone?: Anyone interested in pitching horseshoes is welcome at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Broken Arrow. Contact Wynne at 843-8450.
Plans filed for sand pit mining operation
August 22, 2012
The sands of Douglas County’s Kaw River Valley are once again drawing attention from a mining company. Bill Penny, of Lawrence-based Penny’s Concrete, has filed plans with Douglas County officials to create a 351-acre sand pit mining operation between Lawrence and Eudora that could mine up to 5,000 tons of sand per day.
Man to be retried in Ottawa sexual assault case after juror acknowledges misconduct
04:09 p.m., August 22, 2012 Updated 04:45 p.m.
A former federal inmate and cross-country truck driver, who earlier this year was convicted of kidnapping and sexual assault, will receive a new trial in October after a Franklin County judge declared a mistrial last month.
Firefighters respond to fire at Sigma Chi Fraternity
03:55 p.m., August 22, 2012 Updated 04:31 p.m.
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews put out a fire on the roof of Sigma Chi Fraternity on Wednesday.
Average ACT score for Lawrence students lower this year
August 22, 2012
The average composite ACT score for Lawrence students was lower this year than last, though about 100 more students took the college entrance exam.
Planned two-story student center near KU’s Allen Fieldhouse to house Naismith’s rules of basketball
August 22, 2012
Kansas University has plans to build a two-story student center next to the northeast corner of Allen Fieldhouse that will serve as the new home for James Naismith’s original rules of basketball, KU officials confirmed on Wednesday.
Robbery attempt reported
August 22, 2012
Lawrence police Wednesday were investigating the report of an attempted robbery at an apartment in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane.
Prosecutors seek dismissal of case in need of more investigation
August 22, 2012
Douglas County prosecutors have asked to dismiss a criminal explosives case against a 20-year-old Lawrence man because they say more investigation is needed.
Suspect arrested on firearms charge
August 22, 2012
Lawrence police Wednesday arrested a 31-year-old Lawrence man charged with firing a gun in a February incident outside an apartment in northern Lawrence.
Lawrence police officer injured while apprehending fleeing suspect
August 22, 2012
A Lawrence police officer injured his knee in a foot chase but was still able to subdue a 26-year-old Overland Park man with a Taser Tuesday night while investigating a stolen vehicle in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane.
Town Talk: Plans filed for major sand pit plant between Lawrence and Eudora; wild burros and horses coming to city; an update on Wyandotte County fieldhouse talk
August 22, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Facebook page concerns parents of Lawrence High students
August 22, 2012
As the school year kicked off last week, several parents expressed concern about a new Facebook page set up, apparently, to help spread gossip within Lawrence High School.
KU program would help curb bullying
August 22, 2012
A Kansas University professor hopes to start a new certificate program at KU’s School of Education to help K-12 educators identify and respond to incidents of bullying.
Concerns mount over future of Varsity House
August 22, 2012
The old Varsity House hasn’t been benched for good.
First Bell: More on enrollment; possible whooping cough case; summer camp detectives; some over-the-summer honors
August 22, 2012
News and notes about schools in Douglas County.
Heard on the Hill: KU unveils 2012 Women of Distinction calendar; KU prof gets NYTimes mention in article on aging; musical instrument used in research available to try out
August 22, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Lawrence High teams to scrimmage tonight
August 22, 2012
As far as Lawrence High athletic director Ron Commons is concerned, tonight will be a dress rehearsal.
Freshman playmaker Parmalee impressing KU football coaches, teammates
August 22, 2012
Almost every time Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis addresses the media, wide receiver Tre’ Parmalee’s name comes up.
City debt
August 22, 2012
While our national discourse is about nastiness and the federal debt, our city is seemingly going the other way debt-wise. I refer, of course, to the recent library bond issue, the rec center and other expenditures.
25 years ago: Time capsules turn up in unexpected place
August 22, 2012
Dirt hills at a construction site on East 21st Street had turned out to be a site for buried treasure.
40 years ago: KU convocation to go on as planned
August 22, 2012
Nichols had originally recommended to the vice chancellors that the university cancel the traditional event this year.
100 years ago: Lawrence marshal uncovers whiskey scam
August 22, 2012
“The Marshal is in possession of samples of two different brands of goods that show signs of having been tampered with.”
Shows about stuff pile up in TV lineup
August 22, 2012
Stuff, it seems, is the stuff of cable programming. Millions of people watch other people appraise stuff, pawn stuff, pick stuff and sell stuff. There are entirely too many shows about storage lockers filled with unseen stuff that people bid on as if they were on some trashy version of “Let’s Make a Deal,” guessing the value of stuff behind Door No. 3.
Horoscope for August 22
August 22, 2012
You will approach life with far greater intensity than in the past. A key partnership plays a much stronger role in looking at some of life’s basic issues. The superficial has no role in your life. Scorpio might have deep thoughts but could be hard to deal with.
‘Debate’ format needs work
August 22, 2012 in print edition on A8
Dictionary.com defines a “debate” as: “A formal contest in which the affirmative and negative sides of a proposition are advocated by opposing speakers.”
Firebirds’ golfer first but Lions top team at Washburn Rural Invitational
August 22, 2012
Lawrence High’s girls golf team won the Washburn Rural Invitational on Tuesday at Lake Shawnee, while Free State took third place in the five-team tournament.
Hochevar, Price stage pitchers’ duel as Royals top Rays in 10
August 22, 2012
Kansas City reliever Kelvin Herrera got his first major league victory Tuesday night after Royals starter Luke Hochevar and Tampa Bay’s David Price staged a classic pitchers’ duel.
Newest KU golfer has Olympic-sized hopes
August 22, 2012
The excitement that has swept across Kansas University generated by Diamond Dixon’s Olympic gold medal in the 4x400 relay inspires the question who else on campus might participate in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro?
Voting options
August 22, 2012
Showing up as the topic of David Letterman’s Top 10 list usually isn’t a good thing. Unfortunately, that’s where U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., found himself Monday night.
2013 Texas center has KU men’s basketball on short list
August 22, 2012
Karviar Shepherd, a 6-foot-10, 225-pound senior basketball center from Grace Prep High in Arlington, Texas, has narrowed his list of prospective colleges to eight — including Kansas University — Rivals.com reports.