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Workshop teaches energy-friendly craft of fruit preservation
July 21, 2012
Plush mangoes fresh from the tree are delicious until a few days pass, the fruit rots and the flies come.
4-H’ers show off animal-training skills at dog and pet show
July 21, 2012
A cluster of well-behaved dogs sat, stood and strutted for an audience of judges and parents at the 4-H’s annual pet and dog show Saturday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
Water district case heads back to appeals court
July 21, 2012
A long-standing legal battle in federal court between Douglas County Rural District No. 4 and the city of Eudora has returned to the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.
Closed process
July 21, 2012
Close to half of the property taxes paid by Lawrence residents go to the Lawrence school district. That means local taxpayers should have more than a passing interest in the school district’s budget.
Benches sit well with community
July 21, 2012
For 15-year-old Jordan Avery, building a bench wasn’t just a summer activity that taught on-the-job skills. “Van Go saved my life,” he said.
Appellate panel reverses conviction in traffic death
July 21, 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.
9/11 fire truck coming to Lawrence
July 21, 2012
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical on Tuesday will host a restored New York City fire truck from the 9/11 attacks as members of the Remembrance Rescue Project visit Lawrence.
Sixth Street mill and overlay project to begin Monday
July 21, 2012
The city will begin its mill and overlay project affecting Sixth Street at midnight Monday. Crews will work overnight because of lower temperatures and fewer drivers, according to a media release from the city.
City mulling $12M incentive package for proposed Ninth and New Hampshire development
July 21, 2012
City commissioners won’t have to find $12 million in their current budget or future budgets to pay for this incentive package. The incentives are proposed to be funded by two types of tax mechanisms that rely on new tax revenues rather than existing revenues.
40 years ago: KU splits police, parking into separate departments
July 21, 2012
“The police job on campus has grown so rapidly and presents so many demands on the men.”
New 300-employee call center to open soon
July 21, 2012
A Florida-based company has signed a deal to open a 300-employee call center in downtown Lawrence. The Results Companies has signed a lease to occupy 22,000 square feet of space in the lower level of the former Riverfront Mall at Sixth and New Hampshire streets, said Doug Brown, a broker with Lawrence’s McGrew Commercial Real Estate who negotiated the deal.
25 years ago: SJHS organization to appear in movie
July 21, 2012
Members of South Junior High School’s Drill Team were excited after having been recruited to appear in the movie “Kansas.”
Woodland makes late push, avoids second-round cut at British Open
July 21, 2012
Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland birdied five of his last 10 holes to make the cut Friday in the British Open.
Self: Milton Doyle fully qualified to play at KU
July 21, 2012
Kansas University freshman guard Milton Doyle has qualified academically to play basketball at KU this season, coach Bill Self told the Journal-World on Friday night.
Doherty has leg up as do-it-all KU kicker
July 21, 2012
When the 2011 season ended, the Kansas University football program had a couple of young kickers on its roster, both of whom received meaningful playing time and handled different duties throughout the season. As the Jayhawks crawl toward the start of training camp — players report Aug. 1 and practices begin Aug. 2 — only junior Ron Doherty and a host of unknowns remain.
Mauer leads Twins to 4-3 win over Royals in 11
July 21, 2012
Jonathan Broxton expected Joe Mauer and Josh Willingham to pull the ball. Instead, they both stroked opposite-field hits to give Minnesota the win.
Lawrence High’s Justin Riley thriving on taxing club soccer circuit
July 21, 2012
It was a few years ago that Justin Riley figured everything out.
Obamacare is good for small business
July 21, 2012
One of the prevailing myths of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is that it will bankrupt small businesses by forcing them to provide health insurance to their workers.
Obama’s infrastructure argument doesn’t hold up
July 21, 2012 in print edition on A7
And who might that somebody else be? Government, says Obama. It built the roads you drive on. It provided the teacher who inspired you. It “created the Internet.” It represents the embodiment of “we’re in this together” social solidarity that, in Obama’s view, is the essential origin of individual and national achievement.
Horoscope for July 21
July 21, 2012
For Saturday, July 21: This year you seem far more particular, yet caring at the same time. If you are single, you might put the person you decide to be involved with on a pedestal, which nearly promises an inevitable downhill crash. If you are attached, the two of you often misread each other.
NBC gears up for Olympics
July 21, 2012
With the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games less than a week away, NBC counts down the “30 Greatest NBC Olympic Moments” (7 p.m. Saturday). The network’s name in that title means a lot. NBC has held exclusive broadcast rights to the Summer Olympics since 1988 and rights to the Winter Olympics since 2002. So don’t look for the “Miracle on Ice” from the 1980 Winter Olympics, or Jim McKay’s legendary coverage of the tragedy at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Those games were broadcast on ABC. It’s strange when history itself becomes corporate property.
100 years ago: Natural gas in Oklahoma fuels speculation in Lawrence
July 21, 2012
“Even though the thermometer is hovering about the hot weather mark there is plenty of discussion right now of heat for this winter.”