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Archive for Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Also from July 3

Obituaries
On the street
Polls
Who will be KU's leading scorer in 2012-13?

Poll results

Response Percent
Elijah Johnson
 
38%
Ben McLemore
 
35%
Perry Ellis
 
16%
Jeff Withey
 
6%
Other
 
3%
Total 3559
Do you know anyone who was ever injured by fireworks?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
68%
No
 
31%
Total 29
Would you use the Lawrence public bus service if its hours were expanded into the evening?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
60%
Yes
 
33%
Not sure
 
5%
Total 698
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Hanging out on the Free State Brewing Co. porch are, from left, Patrick Stallbaumer, Joy Friedman and Julie Shrack in this 2009 file photo. Happy hour was reinstated in Kansas on July 1, 2012. Happy hour officially returns to Kansas
July 2, 2012
A new state law took effect Sunday that once again makes happy hours and several other alcohol-related promotions legal in Kansas after a more than two-decade prohibition.
10:00 a.m.
Baldwin City resident and Shawnee Mission school district teacher Steve Pierce has a budding pasta sauce and produce business. With classes on hiatus, teachers take extracurricular employment
July 2, 2012
Steve Pierce cultivates about an acre of land between Eudora and Baldwin City, but it’s not just a summer job. With the exception of December and January, Pierce, with some help from his family, tends to the expansive garden. Pierce tends to the garden at “first light” in the morning, which he also does during the school year on his way to school. He will begin teaching German and Spanish at Shawnee Mission West High School in August, after several years at Shawnee Mission South.
2:00 p.m.
Andy and JoAnn Devin, Lawrence relax in their lawn chairs as they watch the fireworks display Monday night at Constant Park. Need a fireworks fix? Area regulations differ on where they’re legal
July 3, 2012
With differing laws and ordinances across the area, and a special Sunday morning Douglas County Commission resolution, it can get a little confusing knowing where you’re free to fire off fireworks.
6:00 p.m.
The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, 1901 Delaware Street. Reorganization of two social service agencies takes effect
July 2, 2012
State officials on Monday said the reorganization of two social welfare agencies will deliver better care more efficiently, but said people who use those agencies shouldn’t see any differences in how they access services.

All stories

Recruit Anrio Adams reports today to KU
July 3, 2012
Anrio Adams, the sixth and final member of Kansas University’s incoming recruiting Class of 2012, will report to campus today and attend classes on Thursday, KU coach Bill Self told the Journal-World on Tuesday.
Vin Mazzaro rocked, demoted; Royals fall, 6-3
July 3, 2012
Vin Mazzaro’s worst outing in over a year got him a ticket back to Triple-A.
Kauffman sprucing up
July 3, 2012
On a piece of metal scaffolding beyond the left-field wall at Kauffman Stadium, construction workers bolted together a table under a sweltering midday sun, the temperature tickling triple digits and sweat pouring off their brows.
Beginning of the end: Ex-Husker to conclude career at KU
July 3, 2012
Throughout the offseason, new Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis and his coaching staff talked plenty about the group of defensive linemen headed to campus this summer that, they believed, would significantly upgrade the position. Last week, during a sit-down with a small group of reporters, Weis went one step further and talked at length about one of them — former Nebraska defensive end Josh Williams.
Ruling leaves Medicaid expansion decision to state
July 3, 2012
If the Affordable Care Act remains the law of the land, Kansas policyholders will have an important decision to make that would affect more than 150,000 Kansans. That would be whether to expand the Medicaid program, which is the federal- and state-funded program that provides health care in Kansas to low-income families, children and people with disabilities.
Ex-officer awaits grievance process resolution
July 3, 2012
A former Lawrence police sergeant who lost his position in March related to a ticket-fixing investigation said Tuesday he was still awaiting completion of the city’s grievance process.
No injuries reported in Tonganoxie apartment fire
July 3, 2012
No injuries resulted from an apartment fire that occurred Tuesday in Tonganoxie.
Olathe Fire Department’s bomb disposal unit responds to call from Lawrence resident
July 3, 2012
At 6 p.m. Monday, a resident in the 3100 block of Longhorn Drive contacted the Olathe Fire Department’s bomb disposal unit to assist in disposing of gunpowder and other reloading supplies.
Man pleads no contest in three cases, including one involving stolen diamond ring
July 3, 2012
Brian N. McCoy, 32, of Lawrence, pleaded no contest Tuesday in connection with three cases, including one in which he was accused of stealing a diamond ring in November 2011 from Hurst Fine Diamonds.
Pump Patrol
July 3, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.32 at several stations.
KU names Colorado State’s Jamie Bermel new men’s golf coach
July 3, 2012
Jamie Bermel, who has guided the Colorado State men’s golf program to 12 NCAA Regional appearances in the last 13 years, has been named Kansas head men’s golf coach, KU director of athletics Sheahon Zenger announced Tuesday.
Human skull found in Osage County still unidentified
July 3, 2012
The Osage County Sheriff’s Office continues to wait on the identification of a human skull found March 25 in Carbondale, a town about 15 miles south of Topeka with a population of about 1,400.
Need a fireworks fix? Area regulations differ on where they’re legal
July 3, 2012
With differing laws and ordinances across the area, and a special Sunday morning Douglas County Commission resolution, it can get a little confusing knowing where you’re free to fire off fireworks.
Kansas City, Kan., man receives probation for his role in 2008 robbery
July 3, 2012
A Douglas County judge Tuesday morning sentenced a Kansas City, Kan., man to serve three years on probation for his conviction as part of a 2008 Lawrence robbery.
Special Spencer exhibit depicts color, texture of Turkey
July 3, 2012
Rugs — they’re not just for walking on.
Kansas couple’s giant tortoise on the run
July 3, 2012
A southwestern Kansas family has lost a beloved pet, but it should be easy to spot. After all, how many 130-pound tortoises could be on the loose in the area at one time?
Greenhouse opens for wounded Fort Riley soldiers
July 3, 2012
Officials at Fort Riley are hoping the healing power of horticulture will help wounded soldiers recover from some of their injuries.
Brownback leads Kansas delegation heading to English air show
July 3, 2012
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will lead a delegation of state and local officials heading overseas to promote aircraft built in the state.
Party in the Park features global cuisine
July 3, 2012
At Wednesday’s July Fourth Party in the Park, you’ll find fare from all corners of the earth — Indian and Latin American included. But there will be even more good ol’ American treats.
Town Talk: TCBY frozen yogurt store coming to Downtown Lawrence; list of area eco devo projects gives glimpse at companies that may be considering Lawrence
July 3, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Stolen Jaguar recovered last week
July 3, 2012
Subsonic Scooters, 629 N. 2nd St., reported a 2002 Jaguar worth $5,995 missing on June 27.
Lawrence man reports stolen air-conditioning unit
July 3, 2012
A 31-year-old Lawrence man reported to the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday that someone stole an air-conditioning unit from the outside of a vacant house on Stillwell Road just north of U.S. Highway 24-40.
Leavenworth man reports incident involving F-150
July 3, 2012
A Leavenworth man who was delivering newspapers Saturday morning near Tonganoxie reported to the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office that two men in a red full-size F-150 extended cab truck deliberately ran his vehicle off the road while he was traveling north on 199th Street just north of Parallel Road. The victim’s vehicle struck a mailbox that caused more than $1,000 in damage. The incident is listed as an aggravated assault investigation.
Topeka man given notice to appear in court on disorderly conduct charges
July 3, 2012
Rees Victor Barber, a 23-year-old Topeka man, whom police subdued with a Taser after an altercation early Sunday outside Shots Bar, 1008 Mass., has been given notice to appear in Lawrence Municipal Court July 24 on charges of disorderly conduct and interference with duties of an officer.
Topeka man charged with vehicle burglary, theft, trespassing
July 3, 2012
Douglas County prosecutors Monday charged a 29-year-old Topeka man with vehicle burglary, theft and criminal trespassing in connection with an incident early Sunday in the 1100 block of West 27th Street.
Lawrence man, 41, arrested after fleeing officers
July 3, 2012
Lawrence police arrested a 41-year-old Lawrence man Saturday evening after he fled from officers who were dispatched to a suspicious activity call in the 2400 block of West 25th Street.
Heard on the Hill: Law school clarifies debt rankings; KU School of Medicine in Wichita has raised $3.9 million for its expansion so far; Jayhawk Motorsports team earns championship
12:01 a.m., July 3, 2012 Updated 08:49 a.m.
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Get a grip
July 3, 2012
This is regarding the rec center, although I prefer the spelling “wreck.” It is just getting more amusing as the days go by.
40 years ago: Ill-timed weather forecast threatens Fourth of July fun
July 3, 2012
Lawrence had narrowly missed a severe storm the night before, with heavy rains, gusty winds, and occasional hail.
25 years ago: KU power plant to burn cleaner fuel
July 3, 2012
The plant had switched from low-grade fuel to natural gas.
Silent auction?
July 3, 2012
Leaving aside (for now) the question of whether the conservative Supreme Court’s “Citizen United” decision was politically motivated, perhaps someone would explain to me the benefit of having massive amounts of secretive (foreign?) money pumped into our electoral system at the federal, state and local levels.
Dental needs
Establishing a dental school in Kansas isn’t the only — or perhaps the best — way to address the need for dental care in the state.
July 3, 2012
It’s not surprising that a task force asked by the Kansas Board of Regents to determine whether Kansas needs its own dental school would confirm such a need, but is that the best strategy to deal with a shortage of dentists in rural areas of Kansas?
N.H. becomes a battleground
July 3, 2012 in print edition on A8
And you thought the presidential politics story in New Hampshire ended six months ago. But that was only the frontispiece, an evocative landscape like the famous one — silvery lake, soaring mountain, still one of the most stunning roadside attractions in this state — that the artist Thomas Cole painted here in 1827. It turns out there will be far more to the Granite State political story than even Mitt Romney, winner of the Republican primary in January, could have contemplated.
100 years ago: J-W children’s party to include free movies at local theater
July 3, 2012
“The program includes three reels of some of the best comedies ever put on by motion picture companies.”
Horoscope for July 3
July 3, 2012
For Tuesday, July 3: This year your birthday falls on a Full Moon. Every action, decision and situation you are involved with seems to hold enormous intensity. If you are single, you could go through quite a few suitors until you feel comfortable. If you are attached, your partner could be challenging.
Reality TV runs in family
July 3, 2012
Few employment opportunities are a lock in these uncertain times. But my unscientific survey indicates that if you’ve appeared on one reality show, you have a better-than-average chance of starring on another. Perhaps several. And if you are descended from a reality star (or a real star), your chances of another gig are all but certain. I call this Carnie Wilson Syndrome. But it could just as easily be labeled the Nicole Richie Effect.