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Archive for Friday, July 20, 2012

Also from July 20

Obituaries
On the street
Polls
Would you like a Vietnam War commemorative license plate?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
60%
Yes
 
33%
Unsure
 
5%
Total 324
Would you be interested in purchasing items from the "In Cold Blood" investigation?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
84%
Yes
 
10%
Not sure
 
5%
Total 381
Videos

All stories

Relatives come from across nation to pay respects at black cemetery
July 20, 2012
Lewis, the oldest surviving member of the Lewis-Logan family of Lakeview, traveled from his home in Denver to address the group of about 35 relatives who gathered at the Lakeview cemetery Friday. Buried in the all-black cemetery, on a hill east of Lecompton, were about 30 adults and about 20 infants.
Clutter murder files for sale
July 20, 2012
Case files belonging to a Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent who investigated the 1959 murders that became the subject of Truman Capote’s true-crime novel “In Cold Blood” are being auctioned off.
KSU-Salina drone program provides eye in the sky
July 20, 2012
When the bill for sending two Kansas State University at Salina staff members for training on new equipment hit the accounting office at the main campus in Manhattan, it looked like some kind of joke.
No security changes at Lawrence theater after Colorado massacre
July 20, 2012
Lawrence residents are still going to the movies this weekend — and theaters don’t appear to be taking any special precautions.
AP Source: James Holmes, ‘Dark Knight’ shooting suspect, not cooperating
July 20, 2012
The suspect in a shooting that killed or wounded 71 people early Friday in a suburban Denver movie theater is not talking to investigators, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press.
Lawrence man indicted in federal drug case also tied to local robbery case
July 20, 2012
A major federal drug case in which the prosecutors are trying to recover $16.9 million from 35 people, including several Lawrence residents, has also shed some light on charges in a March robbery case in Lawrence.
Times set for KU football’s first three games
July 20, 2012
The Big 12 office released game times Friday for the Kansas football team’s first three games.
School board to view, approve budget Monday
July 20, 2012
Officials at the Lawrence school district will present a 2012-13 budget to school board members Monday night that will hold the line on property tax rates while using an increase in state aid to provide $1.4 million for teacher raises. Rick Doll, superintendent, said the district wouldn’t make its full budget available to the board or the public until Monday’s meeting because the district is continuing to work on its estimates for enrollment counts and the number of students on free and reduced lunches, along with other estimates.
Statehouse Live: Appeals panel reverses conviction in motorcycle fatality
July 20, 2012
A panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals on Friday reversed the conviction of a man who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence in connection with a 2009 traffic fatality in Franklin County.
Kansas jobless rate steady at 6.1 percent
July 20, 2012
Kansas labor officials said Friday that the state’s job market was showing more positive signs of growth, with the unemployment rate holding steady at 6.1 percent in June.
Town Talk: UPDATE: Call center to bring 300 new jobs to downtown Lawrence; Setting the stage for $12M incentive debate for Ninth and N.H.; speculation that wine bar is set to move into 901 N.H. space
July 20, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Land transfers for the week ending July 16
July 20, 2012
Land transfers for the week ending July 16, 2012, as recorded by the Douglas County Register of Deeds.
Colorado suspect just withdrew from med school; family offers condolences to victims
July 20, 2012
The California family of the suspect in a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater says their hearts go out to those involved.
Police say Colorado suspect’s apartment booby trapped
10:45 a.m., July 20, 2012 Updated 04:49 p.m.
Police say the apartment of the suspect in a mass shooting at a Denver area movie theater is booby trapped, so they’ve evacuated five surrounding buildings.
12 killed, 59 wounded in Colorado ‘Dark Knight’ shooting rampage
10:29 a.m., July 20, 2012 Updated 03:29 p.m.
A former medical student in a gas mask barged into a crowded Denver-area theater during a midnight showing of the Batman movie on Friday, hurled a gas canister and then opened fire, killing 12 people and injuring at least 50 others in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent U.S. history.
Files from ‘In Cold Blood’ investigation auctioned
July 20, 2012
Case files belonging to a Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent who investigated the 1959 murders that became the subject of Truman Capote’s true-crime novel “In Cold Blood” are being auctioned off.
On assignment: Staffers scout deals at Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale
July 20, 2012
Wednesday’s high temperature, as thousands scoured sale items at the Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale, was over 100 degrees. But with stores slicing prices by as much as 75 percent, the heat was just one more obstacle on the way to huge sales.
Fed judge dismisses Kansas clinic regulations case
July 20, 2012
A federal judge has formally ended the lawsuit brought by Kansas abortion clinics who won an injunction that kept temporary state regulations from taking effect.
Fort Leavenworth to honor Buffalo Soldiers
July 20, 2012
Army and Fort Leavenworth leaders will mark the 20th anniversary of a monument honoring the legendary Buffalo Soldiers with the dedication of a new bronze bust.
Kansas now among states granted No Child Left Behind waivers
July 20, 2012
Kansas is among the latest states granted a waiver from key provisions of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, federal officials announced Thursday.
Residents asked to conserve water as drought persists
July 20, 2012
When Elaine Brewer woke up Thursday morning, she thought she had dreamed about rain. Moisture on her flower garden proved otherwise.
DUI fatalities drop sharply in wake of recent law
12:18 a.m., July 20, 2012 Updated 08:39 a.m.
When lawmakers passed legislation in 2011 requiring an ignition interlock for those convicted of their first drunken driving offense, one of the main goals was cutting down on alcohol-related traffic fatalities.
Anthony Downs racetrack equipment to be auctioned off
July 20, 2012
The remaining pieces of the Anthony Downs racetrack will be auctioned off today, the final event at a track that provided more than a century of horse and dog-racing memories in south-central Kansas.
Washburn University plans historic $40M law school
July 20, 2012
Washburn University in Topeka plans to build a $40 million law school, which would represent the largest single-building construction and fundraising project in the university’s history.
Heard on the Hill: Homecoming committee unveils new logo; attorney hired to new KU post; I want your records requests
July 20, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Voter rights
July 20, 2012
To the editor: This voter ID law is obviously a poll tax levied against Americans who are mostly likely to vote for a Democratic candidate, a direct attack on the Constitution of the United States of America. The Supreme Court is the final authority on this issue, and it has already outlawed “the poll tax” which was used in the South to keep blacks from voting. That and de-facto intimidation.
DMV staffing
July 20, 2012
To the editor: Jeannine Koranda, Kansas Department of Revenue spokeswoman, was talking about the long wait times at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices (Journal-World, July 15). “And there’s been no reduction in staff at the local office,” she said.
Rumsfeld rules
July 20, 2012
In preparation for the Donald Rumsfeld visit later this month, keep his rules of the game in mind.
25 years ago: Old remnant of Lawrence industrial area to be torn down
July 20, 2012
Once a family-owned feed store, the three-story building was to be razed to make room for a new warehouse for the Journal-World.
40 years ago: Women to be allowed play in KU Marching Band this fall
July 20, 2012
The all-male tradition of the Kansas University Marching Band was to come to an end this fall.
100 years ago: Lawrence inaugurates first taxi service
July 20, 2012
“Further evidence that Lawrence is becoming a modern city, will be noticed tomorrow.”
Obama’s public approval ratings hard to explain
July 20, 2012
How gullible can the public be relative to the upcoming U.S. presidential election?
Preseason media poll places KU football last, OU first in Big 12
July 20, 2012
Although he gave no official comment, it’s a safe bet that Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis was neither surprised nor disappointed when he saw the results of the Big 12 preseason media poll, released Thursday.
KU simplifies Williams Education Fund deadlines
July 20, 2012
The Williams Educational Fund, the fundraising arm for Kansas Athletics, long ago established today as the deadline for purchasing basketball season tickets. That hasn’t changed, but the calendar for the following year’s donations has.
Horoscope for July 20
July 20, 2012
For Friday, July 20: This year you become more verbal and very upbeat, so it seems. You simply are revealing more of yourself. Communication flourishes, and there is much more kindness exchanged between you and others. If you are single, be sure to date before you commit. If you are attached, the two of you seem to experience more mutuality.
Catch these comedies — if you can
July 20, 2012
‘‘John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show” (10 p.m., Comedy Central) enters its third season. Oliver, the resident “British guy” on “The Daily Show,” offers about 10 minutes of observations, followed by short sets from four comics.
Mariners ace vexes Royals in 6-1 win
July 20, 2012
Even with Felix Hernandez pitching for quick outs instead of trying to overpower hitters, the Kansas City Royals couldn’t solve the Seattle Mariners’ ace.
Closed city
July 20, 2012
To the editor: We just discovered an interesting fact about our fair city. The City of Lawrence does not exist between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. Monday through Friday and on weekends.
Motivation needed
Kansas needs to find effective voices to inspire the state about the value — and needs — of its higher education system.
July 20, 2012
The recent headline in an area newspaper read “Public universities battle for more private funds,” with a secondary headline adding, “KU, MU and KSU also cutting costs, raising tuition, seeking federal research dollars.”
U.S. seeks to curb chaos in Syria
July 20, 2012 in print edition on A10
As Syria veers toward a violent political transition, U.S. officials are hoping to avoid a dangerous vacuum like the one that followed the 2003 toppling of Saddam Hussein in neighboring Iraq that triggered a sectarian civil war.