Archive for Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Lead stories

All stories

Straight shooter: Freshman Andrew White prides himself on his shot
July 18, 2012
Andrew White was feeling fidgety. His mother, Sheryl, had just left the Kansas University campus, and White figured he needed to do something productive on his first night by himself in Lawrence last month.
Our Town Sports
July 18, 2012
Horseshoes anyone?: Anyone interested in pitching horseshoes is welcome at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Broken Arrow. Contact Wynne at 843-8450.
Road construction worker reports stolen car on KU campus
July 18, 2012
A man working on a road construction crew on the Kansas University campus reported to KU police his 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser was stolen Monday afternoon.
Woman, 22, accused of injuring 2-year-old
July 18, 2012
Jefferson County Attorney Jason Belveal said Wednesday a judge set bond at $25,000 for a 22-year-old woman accused of injuring a 2-year-old girl in Oskaloosa.
Driver, child transported to LMH after accident
July 18, 2012
A Lawrence woman and her child were transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with what were believed to be nonlife-threatening injuries after an accident at Clinton Parkway and Crossgate Drive at about 3 p.m. Wednesday.
$1.25 million given to KU Med Center to create fellowships
July 18, 2012
A $1.25 million gift to Kansas University Medical Center will create the Mabel A. Woodyard Fellowships in Neurodegenerative Disorders.
Higher bond rejected in drunken driving fatality case
July 18, 2012
Douglas County prosecutors on Wednesday were unsuccessful in securing a higher bond for a 23-year-old Overland Park man who faces an involuntary manslaughter charge related to a 2010 deadly crash in west Lawrence.
County supports intersection projects
July 18, 2012
The Douglas County Commission paved the way for two revamped intersections in Baldwin City in its brief meeting Wednesday afternoon.
All in favor? New group making voice heard at City Hall
July 18, 2012
Something interesting happened at Lawrence City Hall when commissioners at a meeting last month asked for public comment about a controversial proposal to build a multistory hotel and retail building at Ninth and New Hampshire streets.
Lawrence burglary reports pile up
Another resident wakes up to burglar in home
July 18, 2012
After another recent burglary in which a sleeping Lawrence resident woke up to find an intruder in her home, police said Wednesday that several dozen aggravated burglaries have been reported in the last three months.
Governor optimistic on trade between Kansas, Europe
July 18, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback said Wednesday that he was upbeat about the prospects for increased activity between European trade partners and Kansas, especially more jobs in aviation and energy.
Damage totals $78K in rural barn fires
July 18, 2012
A fire that destroyed two barns Tuesday afternoon south of Eudora caused an estimated $78,400 in damage, said Sgt. Steve Lewis, a Douglas County Sheriff’s spokesman.
U.S. House candidate criticized over comment made at forum
July 18, 2012
Robert Eye, who is running for the Democratic nomination in the 2nd Congressional District race, on Wednesday criticized his primary opponent Tobias Schlingensiepen for a comment made in a candidate forum.
Wednesday the hottest day of the year for Lawrence
July 18, 2012
Wednesday was the hottest day of the year for Lawrence — at least so far.
E-books are invading our privacy
July 18, 2012 in print edition on A7
As regular readers of this column know, I am very concerned with what I — and many others — perceive as a loss of privacy in our increasingly digital world. Recent articles in the Wall Street Journal and on National Public Radio have publicized another situation in which private corporations are gathering data on the public through data mining and the new science of “data analytics.”
Report criticizes voter ID law in Kansas, other states
July 18, 2012
Thousands of eligible voters in Kansas may be denied their right to vote because of the law that requires a government-issued photo ID to cast a ballot, according to a report released Wednesday.
Area students named to Kansas University’s 2012 spring honor roll
04:14 p.m., July 18, 2012 Updated 12:08 p.m.
Kansas University named more than 4,200 undergraduate students to its 2012 spring semester honor roll. The honor roll consists of students who have met academic requirements in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as the school of allied health; architecture, design and planning; business; education; engineering; journalism; music; nursing; pharmacy; and social welfare.
Americans for Prosperity postcard targets group of GOP Senate incumbents who claim AFP assertion is false
July 18, 2012
Americans for Prosperity has distributed a postcard to tens of thousands of Republicans that accuses a group of Republican state Senate incumbents, who are running for re-election, of siding with “ObamaCare.” But the candidates say the postcard is false.
New Kansas Honor Flight hub plans first 2012 flight
July 18, 2012
World War II veteran Don Revert says his first visit to Washington, D.C., would be a lot more fun if he weren’t so old.
Crash injures motorcyclist on K-10 in Eudora
11:43 a.m., July 18, 2012 Updated 11:03 a.m.
A 60-year-old Eudora man was injured Wednesday morning in a motorcycle accident after entering Kansas Highway 10 in Eudora.
Town Talk: Lawrence home sales for first half of year up nearly 11 percent; Americans for Prosperity rep. urges City Commission to dump sustainability posts
July 18, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County:
Panel OKs limiting poisoning prairie dogs
July 18, 2012
A Kansas Court of Appeals panel has let stand a restraining order that limits prairie dog poisoning.
Brownback continues Kansas drought tour
July 18, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback tours southeast Kansas to see the effects of intense summer heat and drought.
Heard on the Hill: KU film professor Kevin Willmott making new ‘Jayhawkers’ movie; law school welcomes new faculty; KU Hospital to occupy space in new building
July 18, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
25 years ago: High-level DC officials consider case of evicted Lawrence man
July 18, 2012
The case of Michael Fargo had gone all the way to the White House.
100 years ago: As weather moderates, KU men set out on long canoe trip
July 18, 2012
“They expect to go to the Mississippi in their little craft.”
Jayhawks offer scholarship to 2013 point guard Demetrius Jackson
July 18, 2012
Demetrius Jackson, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound senior basketball point guard from Marian High in Mishawaka, Ind., has received a scholarship offer from Kansas University.
Area schools explore best safeguards for concussed athletes
July 18, 2012
The words themselves are jarring: traumatic brain injury. That phrase is the simplest definition of a concussion. No wonder the affliction has become a growing concern in the realm of sports, particularly in football.
Weis masters motivational art of ‘button-pushing’
July 18, 2012
One of the eye-opening bits of information that came from a recent sit-down with Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis was the fact that the man keeps a mattress and blankets in his office so he can grab some quick sleep before getting back to work without having to go home for the night.
Mariners blast Royals, call-up Verdugo, 9-6
July 18, 2012
The Seattle Mariners’ quick-strike offense has scored 13 runs in the first two innings in winning their first two games at Kansas City.
40 years ago: Quarrel of unknown cause leads to shooting in KU dorm
July 18, 2012
Details were sketchy this morning on a recent shooting incident on the Kansas University campus.
Topeka Capitals rally to edge Lawrence Raiders, 7-5
July 18, 2012
The Topeka Capitals earned a come-from-behind victory over the Lawrence Raiders, 7-5, in eight innings Tuesday at Lawrence High.
Football power
It would be sad to think that top Penn State officials didn’t report suspected child sexual abuse because they feared the impact that action would have on their football program.
July 18, 2012
The biggest question coming out of the horrible child sexual abuse situation involving an assistant football coach at Pennsylvania State University is how this could have happened and gone on for so long without someone speaking up and demanding legal action and punishment.
Romney’s message for the NAACP
July 18, 2012 in print edition on A7
Mitt Romney’s speech to the NAACP convention in Houston was — according to one’s political perspective — a “calculated move on his part to get booed…” to help his white base (Rep. Nancy Pelosi), or a presentation to “independent thinking adult citizens” whom he treated as equals (Rush Limbaugh).