Archive for Thursday, July 12, 2012

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State reorganization of aid draws both praise, complaints
July 12, 2012
A change in how Kansas organizes its aid distribution has improved efficiency and reduced wait time, a state official said, while some of the recipients complained the new system is confusing and leaves them waiting longer.
It’s Brownback vs. Graves in Republican Party fight
July 12, 2012
Kansas’ current governor and a former governor are lining up on opposite sides of the Republican Party fence.
3 claims dismissed in elder abuse suit
July 12, 2012
A Douglas County judge has dismissed three of eight claims in a lawsuit filed against Brandon Woods at Alvamar alleging an 87-year-old resident was sexually assaulted and staff members acted to conceal it.
Local firefighter helps battle Western wildfires
July 12, 2012
Instead of responding to fires and medical calls outside of Lawrence this summer, Wakarusa Township firefighter Nick Cesare has been dropped from helicopters as part of a crew hoping to contain wildfires in the West.
Authorities seize $540K in phony athletic goods
July 12, 2012
Federal agents and other law enforcement groups seized more than $540,000 in counterfeit Major League Baseball merchandise over two weeks leading up to this year’s All-Star Game in Kansas City.
State, university leaders hail KU’s designation from National Cancer Institute
04:33 p.m., July 12, 2012 Updated 05:32 p.m.
Coming together in celebration of the Kansas University Cancer Center’s formal designation as a National Cancer Institute Thursday, political and university leaders hailed the event as transformational for the state and region.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releasing water from three lakes to aid Missouri River navigation
July 12, 2012
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun releasing water from Perry, Tuttle Creek and Milford lakes.
Lawrence’s CritiTech forms partnership with Indian pharma firm
July 12, 2012
Lawrence-based CritiTech Inc. has joined forces with a major Indian pharmaceutical firm in a deal that is expected to open up worldwide markets for drug development technology created in Lawrence.
Brownback jumps in to help conservatives against moderates in Republican primary
July 12, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback is endorsing some so-called conservative Republican legislative candidates who face so-called moderate Republicans in the Aug. 7 primary.
35 indicted, including Lawrence residents, on drug charges; prosecutors allege KU basketball link
Prosecutors say two Lawrence men made ‘millions’ in drug ring
02:17 p.m., July 12, 2012 Updated 06:28 p.m.
A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted 35 people, including several Lawrence residents, alleging that they conspired to distribute five kilograms of a mixture containing cocaine and more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana from 2005 to June of this year.
Kansas still faces big bills in redistricting case
July 12, 2012
Kansas is facing claims that it should cover more than $669,000 in legal bills from parties in a federal lawsuit over the Legislature’s failure to redraw political boundaries.
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts congratulates KU from Senate floor on cancer center designation
July 12, 2012
U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Thursday morning delivered remarks on the Senate floor congratulating Kansas University’s Cancer Center on becoming a National Cancer Institute Designated Cancer Center.
Former Gov. Bill Graves returning to Kansas to support moderate Republicans
July 12, 2012
Former Kansas Gov. Bill Graves is heading back to Kansas to help his fellow moderate Republicans keep their seats in the state Senate.
Army to change commander of military prisons
July 12, 2012
A new commander is taking over at two military prisons and a military police brigade at Fort Leavenworth.
Fort Hays State renames business college
July 12, 2012
Fort Hays State University has renamed its business college to highlight the western Kansas institution’s focus on promoting new business development.
Town Talk: Signs point to Vermont Street BBQ reopening downtown; speculation that an Indian restaurant coming to Mass.; CornerBank, Vintage Bank call off merger
July 12, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Heard on the Hill: Mother, daughter offer tips for orientation; KU formally announces it has received NCI designation today; KU sculpture prof’s work on display in Mass.
12:01 a.m., July 12, 2012 Updated 09:16 a.m.
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
KU punter Doherty added to watch list
July 12, 2012
For the second time this week, a member of the Kansas University football program landed on a national watch list for the annual college football awards handed out at the end of every season.
25 years ago: City’s dirty problem begs for a solution
July 12, 2012
Sludge was a recurring concern to Lawrence city leaders.
40 years ago: Final ‘ice cream concert’ tonight at South Park
July 12, 2012
Lawrence residents who could tear themselves away from coverage of the Democratic National Convention were expected to gather at South Park tonight.
KU AD Zenger: Memorial Stadium changes coming … just not for a while
July 12, 2012
When Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger someday decides to give Memorial Stadium a makeover, it won’t be at the request of new football coach Charlie Weis.
Our Town Sports for July 12
July 12, 2012
A weekly roundup of local events and results.
How former Jayhawks fared (July 12)
July 12, 2012
Former Kansas University guard Tyshawn Taylor scored 12 points for the Brooklyn Nets in a 79-71 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday at the NBA summer league.
All-Star experience a home run for city duo
July 12, 2012
A’Liyah Rogers, a member of the softball and basketball teams at Free State High, has spent loads of time playing in front of crowds. On Monday, however, just the idea of playing catch seemed a little intimidating.
Jeff Withey working toward shot at NBA
July 12, 2012
Google “David Stern” and “smug” and 238,000 results pop up in 0.27 seconds. That’s the price the NBA commissioner pays for all that exposure he gets announcing the first-round draft choices and for being, well, smug.
Our Time’ now ‘next time’ for Kansas City Royals
July 12, 2012
The signs went up all over Kansas City during spring training. T-shirts were printed and doled out to fans. Radio and television spots all blared the same theme. “Our Time.”
SLT milestone
The South Lawrence Trafficway may finally become a reality.
July 12, 2012
After decades of debate and litigation, it appears the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway finally has cleared its last major hurdle.
Horoscope for July 12
July 12, 2012
For Thursday, July 12: Ride the crest of good luck this year, which will become even better next year. Eliminate what no longer works for you. If you are single, you could have quite the pick of suitors. If you are attached, the two of you seem to enjoy a new tango, where you turn up the love temperature.
Views can change, mature
July 12, 2012 in print edition on A8
“And a little child shall lead them.” — Isaiah 11:6 Jonathan Krohn is a symbol of what is wrong in American politics. That is a not a character assessment. To whatever degree one can judge such things from a distance, he seems a decent kid — smart, likable, nerdy, a 17-year-old Georgia boy bound for New York University in the fall.
100 years ago: Thinking cool thoughts: Ice-skating rink suggested for park
July 12, 2012
“Right now with the temperature around the ninety mark, it is a pleasant thing to think of anyway.”
‘Big Brother’ pits players from the past
July 12, 2012
“Big Brother” (8 p.m., CBS) returns for its 14th season. A fixture of the summer schedule since 2000, this year’s “Brother” will feature four returning participants described as “four of the most successful players of all time.” Julie Chen hosts.
Spin won’t alter jobless numbers
July 12, 2012 in print edition on A8
President Obama’s attempt to spin the latest discouraging unemployment numbers as “a step in the right direction” is like telling passengers aboard the Titanic to ignore the sinking vessel and listen to the live music.