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Archive for Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
Kansas University chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little addresses students and other attendees during the 146th convocation Sunday, August 21, 2011 at the Lied Center.
KU to pursue private sector funding
July 22, 2012
Like schools across the nation, Kansas University is facing flat or reduced state and national funding, and pressure to stop increasing tuition.
6:00 a.m.
Robert Gilmore, pictured on Massachusetts Street in 2003, was recently acquitted of three misdemeanor counts of prohibited use of a right of way for incidents last year on Massachusetts Street. Lawrence city prosecutors will appeal a recent municipal court decision that declared part of a sidewalk ordinance was unconstitutional. Judge overrules municipal court finding that Lawrence sidewalk ordinance is unconstitutionally vague
July 23, 2012
A Douglas County judge has reversed an earlier decision by a municipal court judge that found part of the city’s sidewalk ordinance was vague and therefore unconstitutional.
10:00 a.m.
This architect rendering of the proposed recreation center in northwest Lawrence shows the 172,000-square-foot fieldhouse. The drawing was provided by Paul Werner Architects and GouldEvans. Clearer picture emerges of proposed recreation center
July 24, 2012
City officials told a crowd of about 75 people at a public meeting at Free State High School that preliminary plans show that a recreation complex at the intersection of Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway could include a 172,000-square-foot fieldhouse with eight high school-sized gymnasiums, a 10,000-seat track and field stadium, and parking for more than 800 vehicles.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder addresses the press at Big 12 media days on Monday in Dallas. Rivalry revived: Will loss of MU be Showdown’s gain?
July 24, 2012
Opinions are mixed when talking to Kansas State folks about the ways in which the absence of Missouri from the Big 12 might change the Sunflower Showdown with Kansas University. But the man whose word always seems to carry the most weight in Manhattan believes the rivalry will grow.
10:00 p.m.
Strong Hall, home to KU's administrative offices. Search to hire new internal audit director to begin in fall
July 23, 2012
Kansas University will begin a search for a new director of internal audit in the fall after the previous director resigned earlier this year.

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KBA approves funding for two projects
July 24, 2012
The Kansas Bioscience Authority’s board of directors approved funding requests for two new investments on Tuesday and delayed a decision on naming new leadership for the board.
Dairy Queen proceeds to benefit Children’s Miracle Network on Thursday
July 24, 2012
Dairy Queen outlets nationwide will be collecting proceeds for the Children’s Miracle Network on Thursday. Participating stores include the Eudora branch as well as the two in Lawrence, 1835 Mass. and 2545 Iowa.
Monument Rocks in Gove County up for auction
July 24, 2012
A working ranch in northwest Kansas that contains historically significant chalk formations that are among the Eight Wonders of Kansas, as well as 12,000 acres of mineral rights, is up for auction.
Youths sport unique styles in 4-H show
11:39 p.m., July 24, 2012 Updated 05:48 p.m.
Fashion took to the catwalk at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Tuesday evening in the annual 4-H Fashion Revue. Boys and girls from 10 4-H groups — 54 out of the 171 total entries — strutted their stuff in selections of handmade and purchased outfits in front of a classic 1955 Plymouth and 1950 Studebaker to tunes from the musical “Grease.” It was all in good fun under the “cruisin’ to the county fair” theme.
9/11 fire truck leaves humbling impression
July 24, 2012
When Sharon Sherrill, of Hutchinson, who was visiting Lawrence this week, found out a fire truck that responded to the World Trade Center complex on 9/11 would be stopping in Lawrence, she had to come see it.
Motorcyclist injured in crash on Clinton Parkway near Lawrence Avenue
July 24, 2012
A 25-year-old man on a motorcycle was injured Tuesday in a crash on Clinton Parkway after the car in front of him had recently completed a U-turn and was straddling the center line before changing into the lane, police said.
KU police report damage to Strong Hall vending machines; estimated $500 stolen
July 24, 2012
Someone damaged and stole cash from four vending machines in Strong Hall some time last weekend, said Maj. Chris Keary, Kansas University assistant police chief.
Town Talk: Mr. Bacon BBQ to test idea of “pop-up” barbecue; county sends out 75,000 new voter registration cards to head off confusion; more numbers about Ninth and N.H. parking garage
July 24, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Ottawa man arrested on kidnapping charges
July 24, 2012
A man accused of kidnapping a woman in Ottawa in May has been arrested in Wellington south of Wichita, Ottawa police said Tuesday.
District budget slightly lowers mill levy
July 24, 2012
The Lawrence school board on Monday voted to publish a budget for the upcoming school year with a slight decrease in property tax rates.
Clearer picture emerges of proposed recreation center
July 24, 2012
City officials told a crowd of about 75 people at a public meeting at Free State High School that preliminary plans show that a recreation complex at the intersection of Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway could include a 172,000-square-foot fieldhouse with eight high school-sized gymnasiums, a 10,000-seat track and field stadium, and parking for more than 800 vehicles.
Critters of all kinds preparing for fair
July 24, 2012
A pet and dog show Saturday marked the beginning of two weeks of 4-H contests and shows at the Douglas County Fair.
Heard on the Hill: Study finds universities are becoming less sustainable; KU officials dispute numbers used in study; start of bike rental program is delayed
July 24, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
40 years ago: KU not addressing hiring disparities, D.C. group says
July 24, 2012
Kansas University was being formally charged with sex discrimination.
Society survives
July 24, 2012
I would like to respond to an error in a July 9 article on Spencer Research Library’s collection on the Kansas City Monarchs, which referred to the House of David as “an early 20th century Jewish baseball club.” While its baseball teams stopped touring in the 1950s, the Israelite House of David still exists as a communal religious society.
Combined effort
July 24, 2012
Your “Helping village” editorial (July 17) supported local organizers working to create a village which allows people to age in their homes by providing discounted and/or volunteer services. You questioned whether the organizers could work with an existing social service agency to implement the program.
Maine Independent runs against ‘system’
July 24, 2012 in print edition on A8
The lumberjack felling monstrous trees for the masts of British ships. The woodsman walking amid the firs on the frigid back door of Canada. The lobsterman with his craggy face turned toward the icy wind. The potato farmer mining the hard earth for her October harvest.
Horoscope for July 24
July 24, 2012
This year you are on cruise control until a key person seems to throw a boomerang in your direction. As you become more flexible, you won’t be able to predict when a surprising situation or person could enter your life. If you are single, do not count on anyone entering your life for the long term in 2012. If you are attached, your sweetie seems very different this year; he or she might become quite zany.
‘Awesomest’ boy bands take stage
July 24, 2012
E! offers a countdown of pop phenomena of the past 20 years on “15 Awesomest Boy Bands” (8 p.m.). Some groups have endured and others have melted away faster than an ice cream cone in the July sun.
Eye on the pie: Repeat champs lead Douglas County Fair baking contest
July 24, 2012
If you’re entering baked goods at the Douglas County Fair, there’s a chance you’ll have to go up against these three perennial champs.
25 years ago: Pocket park planned for downtown
July 24, 2012
Bulldozers had begun clearing the lot just south of the Eldridge Hotel this week.
Right to marry?
July 24, 2012
I’ve noticed several letters talking about “the right to marry.” I thought that I would do a little research on the subject. I don’t find such a right, either in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or any of the writings of the early founders. It seems to me it is a made-up phrase. There does not seem to be a “right” to marry.
100 years ago: William Jennings Bryan draws huge crowd for Lawrence speech
July 24, 2012
“The park theater was filled with persons who waited from one to four hours to hear the Great Commoner.”
TCU lineman fueled by in-state snubs
July 24, 2012
On the day before a game last year, Blaize Foltz pulled out his phone and read the text message from his father, Roger. “You’re too small to play.”
Coaches dodge PSU issue
July 24, 2012
While half of the football coaches in the Big 12 Conference prepared for the marathon that was the opening round of Big 12 media days, the NCAA levied unprecedented penalties against Penn State University on Monday morning in the wake of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse of children on the PSU campus.
Royals greats discuss state of game
Frank White, Willie Wilson lament decline of black players
July 24, 2012
A lot of things have changed in major-league baseball since the days when Frank White and Willie Wilson were helping the Kansas City Royals contend for American League pennants and win the 1985 World Series.
Rivalry revived: Will loss of MU be Showdown’s gain?
July 24, 2012
Opinions are mixed when talking to Kansas State folks about the ways in which the absence of Missouri from the Big 12 might change the Sunflower Showdown with Kansas University. But the man whose word always seems to carry the most weight in Manhattan believes the rivalry will grow.
Doubling up
Plans to build a new law school building at Washburn University again raise questions about duplicate academic programs at state universities.
July 24, 2012
Washburn University officials announced last week plans to build a new $40 million law school building. The current building, which opened in 1969 after the university suffered tremendous damage from a tornado, is about 96,000 square feet and accommodates approximately 420 students.