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Archive for Friday, August 24, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
What are those birds everywhere? Jayhawks on Parade
August 19, 2012
In 2003, the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau and participating organizations distributed 30 5-foot Jayhawk sculptures around town as part of Jayhawks on Parade, an art exhibit and fundraiser. Nine years later, 19 still can be viewed by the public.
6:00 a.m.
This view of the southeast corner of Ninth and New Hampshire, foreground center, looks to the northwest from the second floor of the Lawrence Arts Center. At right is the alley between New Hampshire Street at left and Rhode Island Street, not visible, to right. The City Commission was presented an appeal Tuesday night, related to a controversial multistory hotel/retail building at the southeast corner of Ninth and New Hampshire streets. The city’s Historic Resources Commission had rejected the project, ruling that it would negatively affect the historic neighborhood immediately east of the site. Ninth, N.H. project won’t be opposed
August 24, 2012
A multi-story hotel and retail building proposed for the center of Downtown Lawrence won’t have to fight a battle in court after all.
2:00 p.m.
Lawrence police survey the scene of a fatal accident Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in North Lawrence. A 43-year-old Linwood man was killed when his motorcycle collided with a car driven by a 79-year-old woman. Motorcyclist and driver in North Lawrence fatality identified
11:07 a.m., August 24, 2012 Updated 2:22 p.m.
Lawrence police on Friday morning identified 43-year-old Steven C. Miller of Linwood as the motorcyclist who died in an accident Thursday morning in North Lawrence.
6:00 p.m.
Nadine Bootz, an exchange student from Germany, shows one of the horses to be auctioned during a wild horse and burro sale Thursday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Bootz had worked with the horse to make it gentler to handle. Wild horse and burro sale connects residents with ‘living legends’
August 24, 2012
Crews from the Oklahoma field office of the Bureau of Land Management travel all over the Midwest hosting wild mustang and burro adoption events like the one that will take place at the community arena of the Douglas County Fairgrounds today and Saturday.
10:00 p.m.
The Centennial Jay, or C Jay, is presented to the Allen Fieldhouse crowd during a timeout in the first half of the KU vs. MU men's basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 25. The mascot from 1912 is complete with shoes “for kicking opponents.” Retro Centennial Jay helps celebrate 100 mascot years
August 19, 2012
Kansas University’s third mascot, Centennial Jay, was introduced during the KU-Missouri basketball game in February. The Jayhawk will spread his wings and join Big Jay and Baby Jay at appearances throughout the coming school year.

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Appeals court reverses ruling in former Hallmark employee’s lawsuit
August 24, 2012
A Kansas Court of Appeals panel on Friday reversed a ruling by a Douglas County judge and found that a former employee’s claims in a lawsuit against Hallmark Cards Inc. were subject to arbitration.
Sporting KC will retain Livestrong name on stadium
04:25 p.m., August 24, 2012 Updated 05:34 p.m.
Thursday’s revelation that Lance Armstrong would be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles amidst allegations of doping will not affect the naming rights of Sporting Kansas City’s stadium, CEO Robb Heineman said on Friday.
Plan would fund Kansas Capitol center
August 24, 2012
Kansas would issue additional bonds and use transportation funds to help finance a new visitor center at the Statehouse and work on its grounds under a proposal from Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration.
Weis: Defensive lineman Ty McKinney to report to campus Sept. 7
01:49 p.m., August 24, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The inconsistent and uncertain saga surrounding Kansas University defensive lineman Ty McKinney received a little clarity Friday.
Road and bridge work to create traffic delays on K-10 in Johnson County
August 24, 2012
Repair work on the Mill Creek Bridge on westbound Kansas Highway 10 will reduce traffic to one lane in the area beginning on Sept. 10, the Kansas Department of Transportation announced Friday.
Motorcyclist and driver in North Lawrence fatality identified
11:07 a.m., August 24, 2012 Updated 02:22 p.m.
Lawrence police on Friday morning identified 43-year-old Steven C. Miller of Linwood as the motorcyclist who died in an accident Thursday morning in North Lawrence.
Johnson County officers to conduct checkpoints this weekend to find drunken drivers
August 24, 2012
Johnson County sheriff’s officers and other agencies will conduct DUI checkpoints this weekend, a sheriff’s spokesman.
Norway shooter Breivik deemed sane, sentenced to prison
August 24, 2012
A Norwegian court sentenced Anders Behring Breivik to prison on Friday, denying prosecutors the insanity ruling they hoped would show that his massacre of 77 people was the work of a madman, not part of an anti-Muslim crusade.
Town Talk: New downtown bar hopes to become part of Jazz scene; Lawrence housing sales up 40 percent in July; new eco devo board set to begin work
August 24, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Shooting at Empire State Building kills 2, including gunman; 9 wounded
09:21 a.m., August 24, 2012 Updated 04:03 p.m.
New York City police say at least four people have been shot outside the Empire State Building and that the gunman is dead. A witness says the shooter was firing indiscriminately.
Ninth, N.H. project won’t be opposed
August 24, 2012
A multi-story hotel and retail building proposed for the center of Downtown Lawrence won’t have to fight a battle in court after all.
Wild horse and burro sale connects residents with ‘living legends’
August 24, 2012
Crews from the Oklahoma field office of the Bureau of Land Management travel all over the Midwest hosting wild mustang and burro adoption events like the one that will take place at the community arena of the Douglas County Fairgrounds today and Saturday.
First Bell: An explanation of school lunch changes (hopefully)
August 24, 2012
News and notes from schools around Douglas County.
Heard on the Hill: Kansan newspaper cutting Friday print editions; website ranks Lawrence as No. 5 college town; SUA carnival postponed due to weather
August 24, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
40 years ago: City commissioners object to oversized electric bill
August 24, 2012
The bill was greeted with unanimous displeasure.
When government tackles obesity …
August 24, 2012 in print edition on A8
Because the possibility of effectively supervising government varies inversely with government’s size, so does government’s lawfulness. This iron law of Leviathan is illustrated by a dispiriting story that begins with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, aka the stimulus, that supposedly temporary response to an economic emergency.
25 years ago: Vinland Fair makes triumphant return
August 24, 2012
The annual event was back and going strong.
100 years ago: Telegraph, trucks, motorcycles found to have military uses
August 24, 2012
“The big motor trucks seem certain to supplant the army mule at some date in the future.”
Surprise ending
A long-standing program to reward teachers at Kansas University will be missed.
August 24, 2012
A program that had become an uplifting annual tradition at Kansas University over the last 16 years has come to an end. For the first time since 1996, the group that became known as the “surprise patrol” won’t be making its rounds on the KU campus this year to notify faculty members that they have been chosen to receive one of the William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence.
Horoscope for Aug. 24
August 24, 2012
For Friday, Aug. 24: This year you often will feel tense, as you have so much on your plate. You will demand a lot from yourself and want to deliver just that. If you are single, you will increase the chances of forming a viable relationship by being more grounded. If you are attached, listen to what your partner says his or her intentions are, rather than just going off of your ideas of what they are.
‘Yukon,’ ‘Gold’ new on Discovery
August 24, 2012
There are reasons good dramas and documentaries are more interesting than game shows and their reality offshoots. And they can be found in one of two new Discovery offerings: “Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice” (8 p.m.) and “Yukon Men” (9 p.m.).