Archive for Monday, July 30, 2012

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Which do you prefer: the Summer Olympics or the Winter Olympics?

Poll results

Response Percent
Summer Olympics
I like both
I don’t like either
Winter Olympics
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Bomb-threat caller also targeted Lawrence Memorial Hospital
July 30, 2012
Lawrence police have not yet identified a suspect in three Lawrence bomb threats called in early Sunday morning, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley.
42nd House District GOP candidates to face off after redistricting changes
July 30, 2012
Redistricting has set the stage for a primary face-off between two Leavenworth County Republicans: Sandra Bohne and Connie O’Brien.
Guns among items stolen in latest home burglaries
Residents again urged to keep all doors locked
July 30, 2012
As police warn Lawrence residents about a rash of home invasions, reports of the crimes keep piling up.
Investigators trying to identify proceeds from alleged drug ring
The case involves the indictment of 35 defendants, including 11 Lawrence residents, on drug conspiracy and other federal charges.
July 30, 2012
A federal prosecutor said on Monday that her office was asking defense attorneys in a major Douglas County and Johnson County drug trafficking case to disclose information about their fees as investigators seek to identity proceeds from alleged drug sales.
Man convicted in drug case to serve nearly 7 years
July 30, 2012
Douglas County District Judge Sally Pokorny sentenced a 21-year-old Lawrence man to up to nearly seven years in prison on a variety of drug charges, including possession of marijuana with intent to distribute near school property.
Man to serve 38 months for robbery
July 30, 2012
A Douglas County judge on Monday sentenced a Kansas City, Kan., man to serve a 38-month prison sentence for his role in a 2008 Lawrence armed robbery.
No contest plea entered in stabbing
July 30, 2012
A 32-year-old Lawrence woman has pleaded no contest to aggravated battery related to a stabbing as part of a domestic incident earlier this month.
Tractor drivers gearing up for annual pull at county fair
July 30, 2012
Tractors are scheduled to drive through the Douglas County Fairgrounds rodeo arena Thursday night, but the large farm machines won’t be harvesting any crops. They will be participating in the Douglas County Fair’s antique tractor pull competition.
Sunday’s 108 temperature is likely a record
July 30, 2012
Lawrence’s high temperature of 108 on Sunday was one for the record books.
Brown gets Koch, Kobach, Kansas Chamber, donations in GOP Senate District 3 race
July 30, 2012
In the Republican Party primary for Senate District 3, Anthony Brown, a Eudora House member, has a significant campaign finance edge over James “J.C.” Tellefson, a former Leavenworth County commissioner.
Statehouse Live: Navigation-related water releases from Perry, Tuttle Creek, Milford will stop next week, officials say
July 30, 2012
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Monday that next week it will stop water releases from Perry, Tuttle Creek and Milford lakes for downstream navigation purposes.
James Holmes, Colorado massacre suspect, charged with 24 counts of murder, 116 counts of attempted murder
11:42 a.m., July 30, 2012 Updated 01:37 p.m.
Colorado prosecutors on Monday charged a former neuroscience graduate student with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder in the shooting rampage at the midnight showing of the new Batman movie.
Around and About for July 28, 2012
July 30, 2012
Brian William Lagotte, of Lawrence, recently earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in anthropology and educational policy studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Around and About for July 21, 2012
July 30, 2012
Shannon Roberts, of Baldwin City, was named to the spring 2012 Academic Honors List at Spring Arbor University in Michigan. The Academic Honors List recognizes full-time students who have received a GPA of 3.7 or higher.
Around and About for July 14, 2012
July 30, 2012
Air Force Airman Jacob T. Nissen, a 2010 Lawrence High School graduate, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
Celebrations to note black Civil War soldiers
July 30, 2012
A weekend of ceremonies is planned in Topeka to celebrate the contributions of black soldiers in the Civil War.
Petition drive against Overland Park sculpture continues
July 30, 2012
Organizers say they’re close to reaching the required number of signatures for a petition drive aimed at removing a sculpture of a partially clad woman from a suburban Kansas City park.
Town Talk: Biotech company locates downtown; library set to host Last Bash of Summer; city offers weatherization grants
July 30, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Koch Industries, Kansas Chamber of Commerce trying to knock off moderate Republicans
July 30, 2012
The Kansas Chamber of Commerce, fueled by a six-figure contribution from Koch Industries, has funneled more than $280,000 into the Republican Party primary, much of which has been spent to try to knock off moderate Republicans on Aug. 7.
Mystery man claims close encounter with train
July 30, 2012
An unknown man led authorities from Jefferson and Shawnee Counties on a strange search early Monday morning.
Library expansion work still set to begin by end of year
July 30, 2012
Construction work for a $19 million expansion of the Lawrence Public Library is still scheduled to begin before the end of this year.
Kansas wetlands hit hard by drought
July 30, 2012
Two of Kansas’ premier wetlands are in danger of drying up, and wildlife officials say that could be devastating for waterfowl hunters and wildlife watchers down the road.
The greatest: Staff picks for KU’s all-time bests
July 30, 2012
Throughout the summer, we’ve brought you a different set of lists from five staff members who have covered Kansas University sports at different times during the past four decades.
Phenix-Fyler finishes in fourth
July 30, 2012
The Lawrence Phenix-Fyler softball team capped its summer season with a fourth-place finish Sunday at the 18-and-under USSSA Central Region Class B World Series.
July 30, 2012
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending July 27, 2012.
ID effort
Kudos to the Douglas County clerk for making it easier for voters to obtain the state identification cards they will need at the polls.
July 30, 2012
Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew is going the extra mile to help voters meet new photo ID requirements.
Nuclear threat
July 30, 2012
Aug. 6 will be the 67th anniversary of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima, Japan.
Direct vote
July 30, 2012
I understand that the presidential candidates are spending all their money and putting all their efforts into the so-called swing states — those that are not red or blue.
40 years ago: North Lawrence intersection to get traffic signal
July 30, 2012
Traffic signals could cost anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000.
Pride cometh after the triumph, study says
July 30, 2012
When Olympic athletes raise their arms above their shoulders, clench their fists and lock their teeth into a grimace after a victory, we might think they are quite proud of themselves.
25 years ago: Residents warned about rabid animals
July 30, 2012
A 14-year-old North Lawrence girl had been advised to begin the series of rabies shots after having handled a baby skunk.
Royals rally, but get swept
July 30, 2012
The Kansas City Royals are happy to be leaving the West Coast and done with the Seattle Mariners until next season.
Jerod Haase: Jacque Vaughn hire no surprise
Ex-teammate says new Magic coach ‘whole package’
July 30, 2012
Jerod Haase, the 38-year-old, first-year head coach at UAB, was out recruiting Saturday when news broke that former Kansas University backcourt-mate Jacque Vaughn had been hired to coach the NBA’s Orlando Magic at the even younger age of 37.
Lawrence Laundry: Step out of comfort zone in sheer pants
July 30, 2012
During my senior year of high school, I bought some sheer pants, and I wore them exactly once before tucking them in the back of my closet.
July 30, 2012
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Divorces and annulments
July 30, 2012
Divorces and annulments granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending July 27, 2012.
Fix-It Chick: Eliminating bed bugs
July 30, 2012
With an increase in international travel and a universal ban on highly toxic pesticides, such as DDT, bed bugs are fast becoming one of the more difficult pests to control and eradicate.
Diet not one-size-fits-all
July 30, 2012
The vast majority of Americans are omnivores, subsisting on the traditional four food groups — all four of them. But what do we call the people who eat only three, two or one of those groups? And why do they choose to eat differently from the mainstream?
River City Jules: History of the Olympics
July 30, 2012
The Games of the XXX Olympiad are well under way now with all eyes (or at least the two that belong to my husband) eagerly watching to see if a certain U.S. team repeats its phenomenon of 2008.
Double Take: Dating in the time of technology
July 30, 2012
I’m often asked how different dating is today than it was in the 1980s or ‘90s. I usually reply, “Very.”
Everyday Brits take part in games
July 30, 2012
Olympic hopes and dreams aren’t restricted to athletes, medals or those who can afford tickets.
August is important for Romney
July 30, 2012 in print edition on A8
Mitt Romney returns to earth, or at least to the United States, later this week after an overseas tour designed to burnish his foreign-policy credentials and prepare him for the Republican National Convention next month and then a grueling general-election battle. Summer vacation’s over, and it’s back to work.
Horoscope for July 30
July 30, 2012
For Monday, July 30: This year you are practical and energetic. A change in your daily routine could transform the quality of your life. If you are single, you could meet someone who is quite exotic and different. If you are attached, the two of you will ask for different things from each other.
HBO looks behind the runway
July 30, 2012
You’d think a documentary called “About Face: Supermodels, Then and Now” (8 p.m., HBO) might be superficial. But this surprisingly entertaining and provocative film tackles the subjects of aging, beauty, racism and gender while revisiting some of the most famous faces of the past 70 years.
100 years ago: Serial shoplifter arrested in Lawrence
July 30, 2012
“Baxter also had in his room a large collection of keys. There are keys of every sort and description.”
Offbeat Occupations: Longevity proves everybody loves a clown
July 30, 2012
If Richard Renner were to craft a resume, under skill summary would be the following: juggling, pantomime, unicycling, rope-walking, stilt-walking and acrobatics.