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Jackson County rape suspect sought
August 28, 2012
The Jackson County (Kan.) Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a man charged with rape and other crimes who might be in the Lawrence area.
Trash carts coming October 15
Residents will receive 65-gallon container unless other requested
August 28, 2012
Lawrence city officials will be working hard to convince Lawrence residents. The city has launched a website at to provide basic information about the program. City utility bills, beginning today, also will include an informational flier about the new carts.
Lawrence man to face trial on aggravated burglery charges
August 28, 2012
Douglas County District Judge Kay Huff ordered a 30-year-old Lawrence man to face a trial on two counts of aggravated burglary and one count of aggravated battery for a February incident in which he was accused of injuring a Lawrence woman who was in a wheelchair, prosecutors said.
Douglas County judge dismisses aggravated burglary charge
August 28, 2012
A Douglas County judge has dismissed one count of aggravated burglary against a 31-year-old Lawrence man who was originally accused of entering two homes while residents slept inside July 31.
Hearing for 9th, N.H. project set for Oct. 2
August 28, 2012
Commissioners agreed to set Oct. 2 as the date for a public hearing for incentives related to a project to build a hotel/retail building at Ninth and New Hampshire streets.
Zoning code change targets truck stops
August 28, 2012
Commissioners started the process of making it more difficult to build a truck stop in Lawrence. Commissioners began the process of changing the city’s zoning code to require that any truck stop in the city be required to first get a special use permit.
Design guidlines for Oread move ahead
August 28, 2012
Lawrence city commissioners agreed to keep moving forward on a process to create design guidelines for the Oread neighborhood.
County to mull building code change
August 28, 2012
The Douglas County Commission will hear a proposal to change the building code for unincorporated portions of the county during its meeting tonight.
Baldwin City man killed in U.S. 59 accident
08:57 p.m., August 28, 2012 Updated 08:57 p.m.
Homer L. Broyles, an 84-year-old Baldwin City man, died early Tuesday evening after a collision on U.S. Highway 59, near Baldwin City.
Group criticizes Lawrence school district over open records request
August 28, 2012
A group that criticizes school funding has filed a complaint with the Douglas County district attorney’s office against the Lawrence school district, saying that the school district has refused to comply with the Kansas Open Records Act.
Republicans nominate Mitt Romney for president
August 28, 2012
Making up for lost time, Republicans streamed into their storm-delayed national convention Monday to certify Mitt Romney’s nomination for the White House and tear into President Barack Obama in a close race for the White House in dreary economic times.
KU mourns death of Edith Evans, wife of All-American Ray Evans
August 28, 2012
A dedicated and loyal Jayhawk supporter and the wife of former Kansas University athlete Ray Evans died early Tuesday morning at her Prairie Village home.
Read Across Lawrence events scheduled
August 28, 2012
Get out your reading glasses. This year’s Read Across Lawrence program — the tenth annual — kicks off on Friday. And this year, organizers and sponsors with the Lawrence Public Library and Kansas University libraries also have planned a separate reading event for children.
Statehouse Live: Kobach says he didn’t equate homosexuality with criminal behavior
August 28, 2012
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach on Tuesday said he didn’t compare homosexuality with criminal behavior during a discussion of a Republican Party platform committee.
Town Talk: Local housing values look to be on the decline; traffic calming near new Dillons; the best locally owned restaurant in Topeka is … in Lawrence
August 28, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Hearing set for man charged in veteran’s death
August 28, 2012
A Douglas County judge Tuesday scheduled a December preliminary hearing for a Mission man who faces an involuntary manslaughter charge in connection with the February death of a 27-year-old Lawrence man.
Compulsive smokers: Quest for perfection propels barbecue team into national ranks
August 28, 2012
For Truebud BBQ, meticulousness is as much their signature as their secret rib seasoning, and it’s helped propel them to the elite ranks of the country’s top competition barbecue teams.
Corps to ban non-native firewood at Perry Lake
August 28, 2012
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking steps in Kansas to prevent the spread of a beetle that is killing ash trees in the Northeast and Midwest.
Heard on the Hill: UDK celebrates two-ply toilet paper; KU explains Facilities Services post; Washington Monthly says KU is No. 118 university in the country
12:01 a.m., August 28, 2012 Updated 09:02 a.m.
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Student design for KU police cars a winner in magazine’s contest
August 28, 2012
When George Ressler decided to come up with a new look for the new Dodge Chargers at the Kansas University Office of Public Safety, he went for something serious and a little intimidating, but friendly and approachable, too.
Off the Beaten Plate: The Goober Burger at Yacht Club
August 28, 2012
Lawrence has a lot more to eat than plain cheeseburgers and pepperoni pizza. Off The Beaten Plate highlights some of the more exotic, oddly named or inventively concocted (for better or worse) dishes from local menus. To kick off this feature, we bring you Yacht Club’s Goober Burger. By Sara Shepherd.
Boon to business
August 28, 2012
In the United States, tens of millions, probably even a majority, of employees still receive health care coverage paid for at least in part (and in most cases primarily) by their employers.
War debt
August 28, 2012
What ever happened to old-fashioned patriotism?
Housing the rules
A new building near Allen Fieldhouse may serve other purposes, but its primary mission is to accommodate James Naismith’s hand-written rules of basketball.
August 28, 2012
It’s interesting and good news to learn about the proposed two-story addition to Allen Fieldhouse to house the historic James Naismith document outlining the original rules for the game of basketball.
Notable blooms
Let’s have a round of applause for the people who plant and maintain the colorful downtown planters.
August 28, 2012
While they struggled to keep their flowers alive through this hot, dry summer, a lot of Lawrence gardeners probably have been a little envious of the lush blooms in the downtown flower planters.
100 years ago: Record number of students expected at KU this year
August 28, 2012
“From almost every county in Kansas have come reports of bumper crops this year and such conditions nearly always mean a big enrollment.”
25 years ago: ‘Day of reckoning’ comes for drivers with parking violations
August 28, 2012
Lawrence parking tickets were not a problem that would just go away if ignored.
40 years ago: County gains new KU voters, but must wait to count them as residents
August 28, 2012
It was too late to count them for this year.
Horoscope for August 28
August 28, 2012
This year your logic becomes the flagship of your many traits, and often it manages to keep you in good standing. You still could be dealing with some fiery personalities. Be sure to vent your frustration and anger appropriately.
Political theater and launching pads
August 28, 2012
Coverage of the Republican National Convention (6 p.m., CNN, Current; 7 p.m., PBS, Fox News, MSNBC; 8 p.m., Bloomberg; and 9 p.m., ABC, CBS and NBC) airs tonight.
Kansas OL Gavin Howard ‘has stepped up’
August 28, 2012
When Kansas University’s first depth chart of the 2012 regular season is released today, junior offensive lineman Gavin Howard figures to find his name in two places — starting right guard and reserve right tackle.
Welcome back: Tyshawn Taylor thrilled to visit
August 28, 2012
Tyshawn Taylor took to Twitter on Saturday night in his new, Hoboken, N.J., two-bedroom, two-bath condo to express his emotions regarding this week’s trip to Kansas.
Kickball in Kaw utopia
August 28, 2012
The home-plate umpire wears a pinstriped conductor hat, a whistle, a halter top — the zebra stripes of which flow seamlessly into a tutu — very short black shorts, a red beard, a half can of bug spray and Pabst Blue Ribbon breath.
Luke Hochevar solid, but Royals fall
August 28, 2012
Luke Hochevar pitched well enough to save the bullpen. The problem was the Kansas City Royals couldn’t do much against Daisuke Matsuzaka.
Seabury Academy fall sports run gamut
August 28, 2012
From a defending state champion to a resuscitated program, expectations fluctuate considerably for the sports teams at Bishop Seabury Academy this fall.
Bill Self tees off for Scouts
Coach happy to help cause, but ‘I hate golf’
August 28, 2012
Bill Self had modest expectations as he teed it up in the 15th-annual Boy Scout Classic on Monday afternoon at Lawrence Country Club.
Oread dangers
August 28, 2012
The tragic vehicle-pedestrian incident in the 1600 block of Tennessee illustrates a perpetual, unaddressed danger in portions of the Oread Neighborhood, where on many nights, large numbers of people are in the streets, on foot and in cars, inebriated and sober, and the city and KU have not, through policy, ordinance or enforcement, made a dent in this problem.
Romney a mystery on foreign policy
August 28, 2012
When reporters are writing stories and don’t yet have a necessary piece of information, they sometimes write “TK,” as in “to come.” I feel that way about Mitt Romney’s foreign policy. Other than his support for Israel and rhetorical shots at Russia and China, it’s a mystery what Romney thinks about major international issues and where he would take the country.