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Archive for Sunday, June 3, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
Lawrence resident Brilla Highfill Scott is set to be inducted into the Kansas Teacher's Hall of Fame in a ceremony this weekend in Dodge City. Scott, who taught business at Lawrence High and served as principal at West Junior High served for 44 years as an educator in Lawrence. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo Educator heading to Hall of Fame
June 1, 2012
A Lawrence educator who started her career teaching students to use manual typewriters and went on to oversee the first junior high computer lab in the district is being inducted today in the Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame. Brilla Highfill Scott, who taught business classes at Lawrence High School and was principal at West Middle School, is one of nine teachers being honored in Dodge City today.
6:00 a.m.
Vicki Reed, of Lawrence, claps while her father, Herbert Skea, a surname of Gaelic origin, waves the Royal Flag of Scotland as they listen to the band Dorian’s Wheel on Saturday during Lawrence’s Diamond Jubilee street party to honor Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years of reign. Tenth street between Massachusetts and New Hampshire streets was closed for most of Saturday with music, Scottish Highland dancers, a British car show and other activities. British-themed bash honors queen’s 60 years as monarch
June 2, 2012
The block of 10th Street from Massachusetts to New Hampshire was closed off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the celebration. There were about 10 English-themed booths lining the block. There were handcrafted jewelry and traditional English street games. The sounds of Celtic music drifted down the street. At one point, a three-person band named Dorian’s Wheel performed traditional Irish songs.
10:00 a.m.
There are several active missing persons in the Lawrence area. From left, Randy Leach, who disappeared after leaving a party in Linwood in 1988; Alexis Dillard, last seen leaving Johnny's Tavern in 1992; and Lawrence man Elvin Crist, who vanished in December 1996. Years later, families of missing wait for answers
June 2, 2012
People disappear every day. They’re victims of foul play. They go to a remote location and commit suicide. They have psychotic episodes and wander off, confused and disoriented. They leave their families, escaping from some undesirable circumstance, searching for a new life. Gone.
6:00 p.m.
Pig Newton, a team out of Kansas City, Kan., won grand champion honors Saturday at the McLouth BBQ Blowout. Pictured are event advertising coordinator Cheryl Wonnell, left, Mike Castaneda, center, and Betty Castaneda. Pig Newton wins McLouth BBQ Blowout
June 2, 2012
If the smell of barbecue is a true indicator of summer’s arrival, then summer hit the town of McLouth in full force Saturday.

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Dave Campo can see beyond numbers
June 3, 2012
“Moneyball” would have us believe that any skilled researcher can predict the future success of an athlete making a big step up in competition primarily by studying his statistical past. Nonsense. It takes trained sports professionals to make projections that can’t be backed up statistically and aren’t obvious to most of us.
Home donated to help families in transition from homelessness
June 3, 2012
Help one homeless family at a time. That’s the goal of a new transitional housing program in Ottawa, as service providers in Franklin County report an increase in homeless families.
Toy story delves into history of World War I
June 3, 2012
At first glance, it might look like Bonner Springs resident Steve Allen gets to play with toys all day. But his home-based business, Timewalker Toys & Collectibles, is a very serious undertaking.
KU research shows budget pressure takes toll on higher education faculty
June 3, 2012
As budget cuts become a more frequent part of life for university leaders, decisions dealing with them are landing in the laps of people who haven’t been formally trained on how to handle those “financial tsunamis,” Kansas University research has shown.
Sunflower Girls State gives participants experience in governmental functions
June 3, 2012
The 250 or so girls were there to form governments, vote for leaders and create laws. But the chatter in the early stages of the 73rd annual Sunflower Girls State hinted that the civic-minded teens would also be having some fun during the six-day event.
How to help: Visiting Nurses seeks massage therapists, patient companions
June 3, 2012
Visiting Nurses is seeking volunteers to help as Hospice Patient Companions and Hospice Massage Therapists.
Journal-World wants your photos for Friends & Neighbors
June 3, 2012
The Lawrence Journal-World is seeking submissions for its Friends & Neighbors daily photo feature. The photos must include people — no landscapes or animal photos.
LifeStar responding to life-threatening injury at Home Depot
June 3, 2012
A LifeStar air ambulance responded to a life-threatening injury to a 47-year-old man at Home Depot, 1901 W. 31st St., Sunday afternoon, according to Douglas County Emergency dispatchers.
Four arrested in Kohl’s forgery case
June 3, 2012
Two Lawrence men and two Lawrence women were arrested about 8 p.m. Saturday for passing bad checks at Kohl’s, 3240 Iowa, according to Lawrence Police Sgt. Kirk Fultz.
Man displays gun during disturbance in downtown Lawrence
June 3, 2012
A 26-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Saturday evening after brandishing a
Challenges seek to suppress vote
June 3, 2012 in print edition on A9
Bill Internicola had to show his papers. He received a letter last month from the Broward County, Fla., Supervisor of Elections informing him the office had “information from the state of Florida that you are not a United States citizen; however, you are registered to vote.” So Internicola had to prove he is an American. He sent the county a copy of his Army discharge papers.
Sharing the love of literature
June 3, 2012
“The archangel loved heights.” That’s the soaring first line of Henry Adams’ classic work, “Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres.” Something reminded me of that line and a conversation I had years ago with Donald “Casey” Jones, who was the ombudsman (reader’s representative) at the Kansas City Star, where I worked for some time. One of the pleasures of that job was stopping by his desk to pass the time.
25 years ago: Lawrence police chief announces retirement
June 3, 2012
Stanwix, 56, said that he was making his retirement slightly earlier than originally planned.
40 years ago: Downtown project on hold for affirmative action compliance issues
June 3, 2012
The downtown Lawrence improvement project had hit another snag.
How former Jayhawks fared (June 3)
June 3, 2012
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday’s NBA playoffs.
100 years ago: Topeka paper claims Lawrence a ‘Typhoid Town’
June 3, 2012
“Doubtless more or less needless alarm will be felt over Kansas by parents having children attending school in Lawrence.”
L-ewwww-ke: Hochevar stinks again for Kansas City as Oakland easily ends nine-game skid
June 3, 2012
Once things started to go wrong for the Royals on Saturday, everything seemed to go wrong.
Weis’ candor draws star wideout to KU
June 3, 2012
Since arriving in town nearly six months ago, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis has earned a reputation for being honest.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned for this week
June 3, 2012
Road work planned for the week of June 3.
Pump patrol
June 3, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.29 at several stations.
Music from the harp: Bluegrass/gospel duo embrace unusual instrument
June 3, 2012
Lawrence-based Angel Road is preparing to cut its second CD, and its members are hoping to expand the group’s outreach in what they consider a Christian ministry.
Faith Forum: What are your favorite religious activities to do over the summer?
June 3, 2012
The Rev. Paul Gray and the Rev. Peter A Luckey answer.
Boomer Girl Diary: Married to a stubborn Boy Scout
June 3, 2012
I married a Boy Scout.
Kovel’s Antiques: ‘Fantasy furniture’ a whimsical collectible
June 3, 2012
“Fantasy furniture” is a term used to describe tables and chairs that don’t fit the rules of any recognized style.
Garden Calendar: 10 reasons to join Master Gardeners
June 3, 2012
Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners are accepting applications for this fall’s training class, and area residents are invited to join the community service/education organization.
Session ends
The Kansas Legislature bid farewell to the 2012 session Friday but not without some unusual excitement.
June 3, 2012
The Kansas Legislature’s ceremonial sine die adjournment created more than the usual news and excitement on Friday, but, to the relief of many Kansans, no actual legislating.
Horoscope for June 3
June 3, 2012
For Sunday, June 3: This year you often are challenged by others. Instead of taking offense, use these moments to test your beliefs. If you are single, you have too many admirers — if that’s even possible. If you are attached, respect your sweetie for his or her differences.
Strong, silent type returns
June 3, 2012
On “The Sopranos,” Tony mourned the passing of the Gary Cooper type, the strong, silent character who got things done without calling attention to himself. Fans of Cooper’s brand of screen hero will enjoy “Longmire” (9 p.m. Sunday, A&E), based on a series of mystery novels by Craig Johnson.
Lions girls basketball team learns tough lessons from 6-15 season
June 3, 2012
If members of Lawrence High’s girls basketball team never again have to think about the 2011-12 season, that would be fine with them.
Locals get taste of golf nirvana
June 3, 2012
She had played in scrambles and nine holes here and there — once leaving a New Orleans course after spotting an alligator on it — but the one thing Marissa Clark never had done on a golf course was play her own ball for 18 holes.