Archive for Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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Our Town Sports
July 25, 2012
Horseshoes anyone?: Anyone interested in pitching horseshoes is welcome at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Broken Arrow. Contact Wynne at 843-8450.
Developer hopes popular project sparks east Lawrence renaissance
July 25, 2012
Developer Tony Krsnich was pretty confident he was on to something last year when he started converting the 1904 Poehler Grocery Warehouse in east Lawrence into a 49-unit apartment building.
Pump Patrol
July 25, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.41 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call 832-7154
Preliminary hearing scheduled in hearing related to 2010 deadly crash
July 25, 2012
A Douglas County judge on Wednesday scheduled a September preliminary hearing for a 23-year-old Overland Park man who faces an involuntary manslaughter charge in connection with a 2010 deadly crash in west Lawrence.
Leavenworth police officer testifies about bomb being found in television
July 25, 2012
A Leavenworth police officer and bomb technician testified Wednesday he removed a pipe bomb from a television inside a 20-year-old Lawrence man’s residence early on July 8.
Stull church to offer school clothing, supplies
July 25, 2012
The Stull United Methodist Church will distribute back-to-school clothing and supplies to families in need from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 11 at the church, 1596 E. 250 Road in Lecompton.
Couple create meditative labyrinth on property west of Lawrence
July 25, 2012
It’s an installation art piece, a portion of stewarded land, a sacred space for reflection and meditation. Call it what you like, but more than anything, its creator says, it’s a metaphor for life: Put one foot in front of the other, accept that there will be twists and turns, and you’ll eventually get to where you’re going.
Commission approves burn ban for unincorporated Douglas County
Fires will not be permitted, at least until Aug. 1
July 25, 2012
The Douglas County Commission approved a burn ban for the unincorporated part of the county in a meeting Wednesday evening. It’s effective at least until Aug. 1, when the commission has its next scheduled meeting.
Leavenworth burglar who found woman dead in home gets 2 years
July 25, 2012
A northeastern Kansas man who stole a neighbor’s purse after finding her dead in her home has been sentenced to two years in prison.
Brownback says solid Kansas finances allow for tax cuts
July 25, 2012
Kansas’ finances are solid enough to go forward with the massive state income tax cuts approved by legislators earlier this year, Gov. Sam Brownback said Wednesday, addressing election-season angst and worries over whether the reductions will create big budget problems in the near future.
KCC seeks more time to investigate house explosion
July 25, 2012
The Kansas Corporation Commission says it needs more time to investigate a house explosion that killed a Topeka woman.
KU men’s basketball to be on ESPN’s Big Monday four times
11:04 a.m., July 25, 2012 Updated 12:02 a.m.
The Kansas men’s basketball team will make four appearances on ESPN’s Big Monday, the Big 12 announced Wednesday.
Town Talk: Chicago-style restaurant and bar to open in former Bambino’s spot on south Mass.; Schumm frustrated with HRC; clock ticking on possible appeal of Ninth and N.H.
July 25, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Voters to get new cards to minimize election confusion
July 25, 2012
After federal judges last month completely redrew legislative districts throughout Kansas, Douglas County officials have decided to spend about $23,000 to send new information cards to every registered voter in the county to head off confusion about what races voters are eligible to participate in.
Woman’s murder conviction expunged
July 25, 2012
A former Lawrence resident who was convicted of murder in a high-profile case more than 30 years ago has had her conviction expunged.
City supports $12 million in incentives for Ninth, New Hampshire project
Tax breaks would help developers build underground parking garages
July 25, 2012
If the southeast corner of Ninth and New Hampshire streets is ever to become anything other than a vacant lot, it likely will take some financial incentives from the city to make it happen, city commissioners agreed Tuesday.
Heard on the Hill: Rural business program gets national attention; KPR to feature ‘Christmas in July’; KU to be recognized for transgender education
July 25, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Royals down Angels, 4-1
July 25, 2012
Will Smith pitched two-hit ball over seven innings in the longest of his five major-league starts, Lorenzo Cain hit a two-run homer in the first, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Angels, 4-1, on Tuesday night.
Bad ideas
July 25, 2012
Syria is an authoritarian state controlled by the Baath Party. To an extent, like Iraq under Saddam Hussein, it has fairly secular policies. The “rebels” who are mostly Sunni and, to a great extent, foreign would install a “democracy” under their terms. Those terms sound like the terms in Libya, which now flies the al-Qaida flag. This is bad news for Christian, Shia, Alawite and Druse residents. We’re talking Sunni theocracy.
25 years ago: Pavement, water services to improve old ‘Drag Strip Road’
July 25, 2012
Two contractors were currently at work on a $2 million project to pave a two-mile stretch of Wakarusa Drive between Sixth Street and Clinton Parkway.
40 years ago: KU chancellor responds to discrimination charges
July 25, 2012
“We will be obliged to divert staff and funds to that review….”
100 years ago: At last, street signs to be posted in Lawrence
July 25, 2012
“The signs were put up once but they didn’t last long and Lawrence hasn’t a street today that is marked with its name.”
Legendary former Lawrence High football coach Bill Freeman battling early stages of Alzheimer’s
KSHSAA Hall of Famer leading active lifestyle in LeRoy
July 25, 2012
Former Lawrence High football coach Bill Freeman meets for coffee and/or tea and conversation with buddies in LeRoy every morning before heading to the library to catch up on some reading. Freeman, 81, who stepped down as mayor of the Coffey County town three months ago after 21 years on the job, remains active in retirement despite being diagnosed with early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
Chiefs getting healthy as training camp nears
July 25, 2012
Take a look back at the roster the Chiefs trotted out for their season finale last year, and then slide it up next to the roster they’re expected to field this season.
KU football notebook: Freshman Tevin Shaw moved from RB to S
July 25, 2012
This week’s revealing of the Kansas University football media guide provided a glimpse at a couple of position changes and player departures that had not previously been reported.
OL Tanner Hawkinson recalls wooing Dayne Crist
July 25, 2012
Just after Kansas University offensive lineman Tanner Hawkinson answered the phone, teammate Trevor Marrongelli asked him for a favor. “Dayne’s over here,” Hawkinson recalls Marrongelli saying. “Come over here and talk to him. He wants to meet the O-line.”
Hinrich says he’s happy to be back with Bulls
July 25, 2012
The Chicago Bulls will be without one familiar face for much of the coming season, so they’re bringing back another to help fill the void.
Mountaineers familiar with Big 12
July 25, 2012
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen is no stranger to the Big 12.
Media darling: Charlie Weis witty, pointed at gathering
July 25, 2012
After spending the offseason cobbling together a roster he believes can compete in the Big 12, first-year Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis is looking for more.
Had enough
July 25, 2012
When over half of the voters chose Sen. Obama to lead this country in 2008, it was because we saw in him a depth and vision that would be able to bring together the factions in Congress and in this country. Guess what? On the very eve of the inauguration in January 2009, GOP pollster Frank Luntz met with GOP congressional leaders and made a pact to block every single one of President Obama’s coming proposals, even those that the GOP had originally supported! President Obama is NOT a failure! He has accomplished much while facing almost insurmountable odds. People have better health care, veterans have more benefits, and the auto industry did not fail like Romney thought it should!
Correct context
July 25, 2012
On one hand, I agree a little with Mr. Simons (Saturday Column, July 21), that there are some in the public sector who are “gullible.” On the other hand, however, if certain opinion writers/editors would quit taking things out of context there might be more truth to the story that is being told. Even Republican opinion writer Charles Krauthammer got it right on Saturday and used his criticism of the president in the correct context while our Saturday Column writer did not.
Money, sports
KU’s ranking among Big 12 schools for athletic department support raises some questions about the health of the Williams Educational Fund.
July 25, 2012
A recent mailing from the Kansas University athletic department should get the attention of loyal Jayhawk fans. According to the solicitation, titled “2012-13 Basketball Fund Drive — NEW Annual Giving Timeline,” KU is near the bottom of the Big 12 Conference in the number of individual donors to its private fundraising organization, the Williams Educational Fund.
Horoscope for July 25
July 25, 2012
For Wednesday, July 25: This year you demonstrate the ability to handle the unexpected, difficult and irritating parts of your life. Your flex and understanding can only evolve. If you are single, you want someone romantic and intense. If you are attached, you gain appreciation for each other through socializing more as a couple with others.
Commercials star in show
July 25, 2012
Will the folks who use gadgets to zip through advertisements sit still for “The CLIOs: World’s Best Commercials” (7 p.m., NBC)? JB Smoove hosts this collection of standouts from around the world.
Romney stuck in cold war thinking
July 25, 2012 in print edition on A8
Foreign policy hasn’t figured much in the presidential campaign, which is lucky for Mitt Romney. With scant foreign policy experience, Romney has had trouble projecting himself as a statesman. His foreign policy statements have veered from vague to disturbingly hawkish.