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Archive for Saturday, July 14, 2012

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Looking to avoid a long wait at the DMV? Plan ahead
July 14, 2012
At 6:30 a.m. Friday, about 30 people hoping to renew or apply for driver’s licenses waited outside the state’s Douglas County service station in Lawrence, 1035 N. Third St., for the 7 a.m. opening.
Group aims to curb bullying
July 14, 2012
Nationwide, people are addressing bullying, seeking to stop it. A new organization in Lawrence is taking up the cause. Crystal Shepherd, of Lawrence, has created an anti-bullying group called Friends Don’t Let Friends Bully.
A road to better wetlands
Site manager says division created by highway project will mend in time
July 14, 2012
Site manager says division created by highway project will mend in time
Around and about in local business
July 14, 2012
Local business news for the week ending July 13, 2012.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
July 14, 2012
Road work planned for the week of July 16, 2012.
Fair offers glimpse of Montessori school
July 14, 2012
Lawrence parents and children filled Lawrence Montessori School, 5005 Legends Drive, Saturday, not for a regular school day but to enjoy a kids fair hosted by the school.
Fundraiser for softball team pulls an all-nighter
July 14, 2012
The softball fields at Clinton Lake Sports Complex stay busy in the summer, especially during weekend tournaments. But the extreme heat this season has made softball games uncomfortable for the players, which is what gave one Lawrence softball team the idea to put on an overnight softball tournament.
FBI seeking 2 men who robbed bank
July 14, 2012
Federal authorities have been searching for two men accused of robbing a Kansas City, Kan., bank.
Man sentenced to life for shooting
July 14, 2012
A 37-year-old Wichita man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of shooting his roommate to death.
State suspends home day care license
July 14, 2012
State officials have issued an emergency suspension of a home day care license in Russell after a report that an infant was injured there.
40 years ago: State marijuana project attempts to destroy ‘noxious weed’
July 14, 2012
A state marijuana control project was experimenting in Douglas County this summer.
25 years ago: ‘Kansas’ movie stars arriving in Lawrence
July 14, 2012
Matt Dillon slipped into Lawrence this week, stepping out of a limousine and checking in at the Eldridge Hotel.
Unfinished business
July 14, 2012
To the editor: Why, why, why aren’t these things done? Here is my top 10 list of things that are unfinished in Lawrence:
Behind the Lens: Covering celebrities part of the job
July 14, 2012
I often forget how fortunate I am to be a photojournalist.
100 years ago: J-W attempts to collect last year’s rural subscription fees
July 14, 2012
“Last year … the World Company stated that if the reader was short financially at that time he could wait until he got a crop.”
Ex-Jayhawk Tim Biere seeking ‘niche’
July 14, 2012
Throughout most of his college career, former Kansas University tight end Tim Biere faced very little competition for playing time. Now, as he gets set to open his first NFL training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs, the undrafted free agent finds himself facing stiff competition for a spot on the roster.
Centralia man world-class free-throw shooter
July 14, 2012
Over the course of the 2012 NBA regular season, only Jamal Crawford and JJ Reddick shot better than 90 percent from the free-throw line out of those who had 100 or more attempts. Crawford and Reddick are well above average in the NBA when it comes to knocking down shots from the charity stripe, but they do not compare with Centralia resident Bob Fisher, who holds 14 Guinness world records for free-throw shooting.
Show of support: Assistant Kurtis Townsend attends Classic
July 14, 2012
Kansas University basketball assistant coach Kurtis Townsend was happy to support a former Jayhawk on Friday, attending Mario Chalmers’ National Championship Classic golf tournament at Alvamar with new KU director of basketball operations Doc Sadler.
Years of work went into cancer center designation
July 14, 2012
Thursday’s formal announcement that the Kansas University School of Medicine had received the highly prized and prestigious National Cancer Institute designation is great news!
Campaign points
July 14, 2012
To the editor: Daily, I am beset by letters, emails and phone calls soliciting support for one party/candidate or another. In fact, so many come that I find it easy to just say “no.”
Not a handout
July 14, 2012
The Medicaid expansion outlined in the Affordable Care Act is not a handout. It is a “hand up,” and thousands of Kansans need it. My question to Gov. Brownback is: Who do you really represent?
Arab Spring actually Islamist ascendancy
July 14, 2012 in print edition on A7
Post-revolutionary Libya appears to have elected a relatively moderate pro-Western government. Good news, but tentative because Libya is less a country than an oil well with a long beach and myriad tribes. Popular allegiance to a central national authority is weak. Even if the government of Mahmoud Jibril is able to rein in the militias and establish a functioning democracy, it will be the Arab Spring exception. Consider:
Horoscope for July 14
July 14, 2012
For Saturday, July 14: This year you will want to clarify appointments, statements and meeting places. If ever there were a year where confusion could occur, it is this one. If you are single, you could attract someone who could be emotionally unavailable. If you are attached, the two of you will gain, especially if you take weekends away together from your normal lifestyles.
‘Dark Matters’ mixes science, weirdness
July 14, 2012
For a second season, John Noble (“Fringe”) lends his slightly ominous presence to “Dark Matters: Twisted but True” (9 p.m. Saturday, Science), a series that exposes shocking scientific studies, theories and experiments that crossed the boundaries of decency and morality — or at least good taste.