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Grass fire briefly closes U.S. 56 west of Baldwin City
July 15, 2012
Douglas County firefighters and those from two neighboring counties battled a “complex” series of grassfires late Sunday afternoon along U.S. Highway 56 just northwest of Baldwin City.
KU scientists get bang from particle discovery
July 15, 2012
As physicists and other scientists around the planet heralded news of the possible discovery of a long-sought subatomic particle, researchers at Kansas University are continuing to contribute to that research along with other projects at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland.
KU taking notes on tablet usage
July 15, 2012
As iPads and other tablet computers find their way into more classrooms and faculty offices around Kansas University, professors and others are trying to figure out how the new technology will change the way students learn on campus.
These Apples not just for teacher
School district expands student access to iPads
July 15, 2012
iPads have been a hot commodity over the past few years, and the Lawrence school district has jumped on board. District officials have bought 621 iPads and are looking to purchase more.
Convicted rapist denied parole again
July 15, 2012
Convicted Lawrence serial rapist Charles Hunter was passed up for parole by the Prison Review Board, according to a Kansas Department of Corrections spokesman.
Train derailment reported west of Perry
July 15, 2012
Union Pacific Railroad crews worked Sunday evening to repair and reopen its rail line after seven cars of a 135-car train derailed in Jefferson County.
Registration deadline for Aug. 7 primary is Tuesday
July 15, 2012
Those planning on voting in the Aug. 7 primary who have yet to register had better hurry.
Time’s changes cause demise of Kansas town of Saxman
July 15, 2012
It wasn’t a violent death. Sure, there were floods, but that didn’t cause a big exodus of residents. There was a fire in the early 1930s that burned the old mill to the ground. The death knell came to Saxman because of nothing more than advancement.
Board to hear comments on convicts up for parole
July 15, 2012
L.V. Luarks and Ronald Edwards, both convicted in Douglas County, are eligible for parole in September, along with William Jackson, convicted of robbery in Franklin County. This week the Kansas Prison Review Board will hear public comments on all three cases, as well as for 23 other convicts eligible for release in September. Board members use input from the public and victims in the cases as part of their decision. The public also can call or mail in comments.
Two critically injured, one airlifted, after motorcycle crash
04:31 p.m., July 15, 2012 Updated 05:25 p.m.
Two motorcycle riders were critically injured after their bike crashed on the 1100 block of County Road 458 about 4 p.m. Sunday.
Journal-World series honored at AP Media Editors’ Journalism Excellence Awards
July 15, 2012
A Lawrence Journal-World series that identified the existence of DNA evidence in a decades-old rape case, leading to charges against a suspect, won honorable mention in The Associated Press Media Editors’ Journalism Excellence Awards, the organization has announced.
Class act: KU Theatre gives ‘My Fair Lady’ a mostly lively voice
July 15, 2012
When you run into someone on the street, how do you know what class of society they belong to?
County treasurer agrees with need for audit of DMV switchover
July 15, 2012
Douglas County Treasurer Paula Gilchrist said she agrees with the decision by a legislative committee to launch an audit into what went wrong with the Kansas Department of Revenue’s $40 million computer upgrade of the system that handles motor vehicle tags and renewals.
25 years ago: KU smokestack diminishes in size
July 15, 2012
Demolition workers at Kansas University had succeeded in lopping off the top 170 feet of the 265-foot-tall smokestack.
40 years ago: Divorce rate increasing in Douglas County
July 15, 2012
Some experts were speculating that “women’s lib” was partly at fault.
100 years ago: City council to discuss proposed motorcycle laws
July 15, 2012
“The speed limit will also be fixed tonight and probably will be 10 miles an hour.”
Selby stars Saturday at NBA summer league
July 15, 2012
Former Kansas basketball player Josh Selby scored a game-high 20 points on 7-for-11 shooting, leading the Memphis Grizzlies’ summer league team to a 93-77 victory over the New York Knicks on Saturday.
Library series kicks off with mature look at comic books
July 15, 2012
Comic books aren’t just for kids anymore.
Rivals analyst evaluates KU’s 2013 hoops recruiting class
July 15, 2012
Rivals.com released its updated 2013 basketball recruiting rankings earlier this month, and Kansas commit Conner Frankamp moved up from No. 42 to 28 while fellow KU commit Brannen Greene remained at No. 31. Rivals.com national recruiting analyst Eric Bossi, who has been on the road more than 50 days since mid-March evaluating high-school players, took some time to talk about the new rankings and also the potential for KU coach Bill Self to have a strong recruiting class in 2013.
Thrills absent in July sports schedule
July 15, 2012
With the NBA Draft, NBA Finals, and, really, this year’s entire thrilling NBA postseason now over, it’s time to roll into the leanest and meanest days of the summer months.
Lawrence Raiders toss Tulsa, 8-3
July 15, 2012
Troy Willoughby tossed a complete game and the Lawrence Raiders took down the Tulsa Tide’s blue team, 8-3, on Saturday at the Pittsburg tournament.
Former Lawrencian Ty Hensley goes pro with Yankees
July 15, 2012
Fresh off a defeat in the Class 6A state tournament, Free State High baseball coach Mike Hill was sitting in his office with a group of good friends when Mike Hensley, father of two promising young athletes then living in Lawrence, said he needed to talk to him.
Escobar homers twice as Royals beat White Sox
July 15, 2012
Alcides Escobar has been dutifully going to the gym every week, and not just going through the motions. The Royals shortstop has been putting in some work, and truly believes that he’s becoming a stronger all-around player.
Ugly truth
A scathing report on Penn State’s decision to cover up reports of child sexual abuse should be a cautionary tale for other universities and athletic department officials.
July 15, 2012
A report issued last week concluded that some of Pennsylvania State University’s “most powerful leaders” failed to properly respond to reports of child sexual abuse by a member of the football coaching staff “in order to avoid the consequences of bad publicity.”
Pump patrol
July 15, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.37 at several stations.
Designing women: Local designers display collections in horse-race-themed fashion show
July 15, 2012
On June 9, boutiques in the Crossroads District of Kansas City, Mo., transformed west 18th Street into a stadium of sorts. The theme of the 18th Street Fashion Show, Triple Crown Summer, suggested a horse race would be taking place, but instead of horses on the track, models cascaded down the runway showing off collections of 18 area fashion designers.
City Band summer concert series wraps up for season
July 15, 2012
The Lawrence City Band summer concert series will end with several bangs Wednesday.
Faith Forum: What is the significance of Ramadan for Muslims?
July 15, 2012
Jacquelene Brinton and Moussa Elbayoumy answer.
Pencil artist draws line between professional, personal works
July 15, 2012
Travis Bailey realized his passion for art when he was in the eighth grade. Bailey’s older brother was baby-sitting and took Bailey to his college art class. Bailey sat in the back of the class listening and learning.
Boomer Girl Diary: Waiting is the hardest part
July 15, 2012
I am sitting in a doctor’s office waiting room, doing what responsible parties normally do in such places: biding time.
Kovel’s Antiques: American art pottery tiles can be a bargain find
July 15, 2012
Bargain-priced American art pottery vases are hard to find, but art pottery tiles made by important companies still are inexpensive because they have had little publicity.
Garden Calendar: Help out lawns, landscapes during severe drought
July 15, 2012
You might have trouble hearing them over the hum of the air conditioner, but your trees are out there crying for water. They need your help, and a little tender loving care now can save you a lot of money later.
Horoscope for July 15
July 15, 2012
For Sunday, July 15: This year much goes on behind the scenes. You are ending a 12-year luck cycle, only to begin a new one in 2013. If you are single, the person you choose this year will not be as good for you as the one who surfaces in 2013. If you are attached, the two of you have an opportunity to work through a long-term problem.
‘Political Animals’ a smart series
July 15, 2012
Just when you thought there couldn’t be any more smart summer series on Sunday nights, Sigourney Weaver stars in the six-hour miniseries “Political Animals” (9 p.m., USA). She’s Secretary of State Elaine Barrish Hammond, the former first lady to a popular, rogue two-term president. Any resemblance to Hillary Clinton is obvious and intentional.
Local author’s novel creates art from schism
July 15, 2012
Mom and most everyone else is fictional, but her abusive Dad is the real article in “The Divorce Girl” by Lawrence resident and Poet Laureate of Kansas Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg.