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City, county leaders show support for position to attract retirees
June 5, 2012
A plan to add a new city-county staff member to guide the community’s efforts to attract retirees received some early support at a joint study session Tuesday. City and county commissioners stopped short of promising to include funding for the position in their 2013 budgets, but several commissioners indicated they were leaning in that direction.
City wants policy for downtown cameras
ACLU, residents express concern about potential misuse of surveillance devices
June 5, 2012
Police-operated surveillance cameras will be coming to Massachusetts Street, but not before Lawrence city commissioners approve a detailed policy on how the cameras will be used.
Observers look to the sky to get rare glimpse of Venus in transit
June 5, 2012
Among hundreds of Lawrence residents lined up in the Lied Center’s parking lot on a sunny Tuesday afternoon to take in a very special view, it finally comes to be Elyssa Weber’s turn. “I see it!” she yells out in delight. “It’s a little black dot. That’s awesome!”
Public forum to provide details on rec center
June 5, 2012
Lawrence city leaders are ready to hear how big the public is thinking these days when it comes to a new recreation center for the community.
LHS Class of ’57 to hold reunion
June 5, 2012
The Lawrence High School Class of 1957 will have its 55th reunion this weekend.
Lawrence woman reports forgery of $1,000
June 5, 2012
A 31-year-old Lawrence woman reported a $1,000 forgery of a check in the 1300 block of West Sixth Street that occurred some time between Friday morning and Monday afternoon, according to police reports.
KU picks up another commitment as Dallas cornerback taps Jayhawks
09:19 p.m., June 5, 2012 Updated 12:24 a.m.
Tuesday night, the Kansas University football team picked up an oral commitment from Colin Spencer, a 5-foot-10, 174-pound cornerback from Woodrow Wilson High in Dallas.
7 lawmakers subpoenaed over meetings with Brownback
04:59 p.m., June 5, 2012 Updated 10:51 p.m.
A veteran Republican in the Kansas Senate accused a Democratic district attorney Tuesday of conducting a “political fishing expedition” for issuing subpoenas to seven legislators to force them to answer questions about private dinner meetings lawmakers had with GOP Gov. Sam Brownback.
Child injured at Raintree school expected to leave hospital
June 5, 2012
A 4-year-old boy was expected to be released from Children’s Mercy Hospital Tuesday after an incident at the pool Monday at Raintree Montessori School, 4601 Clinton Parkway.
106 KU employees approved for early retirement buyout packages
June 5, 2012
Kansas University accepted 106 applications for an early retirement buyout program last week, while rejecting the applications of another 43 people who applied, a KU spokesman said.
Area legislators seeking re-election
June 5, 2012
Most of Douglas County’s delegation to the Kansas Legislature have set their plans to seek re-election.
Police identify suspect in two chases Monday night; man remains at-large
June 5, 2012
Ottawa police have identified a man suspected of leading law enforcement officers on a chase with two separate stolen vehicles Monday night and also striking a porch and chimney of a home in the 300 block of West 11th Street.
Police seeking southwest Lawrence burglary suspect
June 5, 2012
Lawrence police are asking for help in finding a burglary suspect who was chased away from a southwest Lawrence home by waking residents about 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Topeka man dies after fall from Jeep
11:08 a.m., June 5, 2012 Updated 05:56 p.m.
A 43-year-old Topeka man died after he was injured Saturday evening in a fall from the back bumper of a Jeep on private property in northwestern Douglas County, sheriff’s officials said Tuesday.
Town Talk: White House/Black Market store coming to downtown; Ballard Center CEO starting Alzheimer’s unit; new numbers on Kansas economy
June 5, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Heard on the Hill: Campus activity picking up this week; KU Hospital becomes only hospital in state performing kidney transplants (for now); Spencer library receives gift of old books
June 5, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Review of SRS executive’s last emails doesn’t explain reasons for resignation
June 5, 2012
A Journal-World open records request for emails written and received by a former high-ranking Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services official revealed no additional information about his abrupt resignation in January.
Kansas man dies when riding mower rolls over
June 5, 2012
A rural Concordia man died after he was pinned under a riding lawn mower while mowing a neighbor’s lawn.
Most incumbent Kansas lawmakers seeking re-election
June 5, 2012
About 75 percent of incumbent Kansas legislators have filed for re-election, despite uncertainty about boundaries for their districts.
Lawrence High School sending its top debate team to national tournament
June 5, 2012
School might be out, but five Lawrence High School students expect to face one of their biggest academic challenges of the year as they head to the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Indianapolis.
Texas woman arrested on drug charges in Jefferson County
10:03 a.m., June 5, 2012 Updated 03:45 p.m.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s officers and Kansas Bureau of Investigation agents arrested a 28-year-old El Paso, Texas, woman Monday on drug charges related to a search warrant served at a residence in a development near Perry Lake.
Tyler Self to play for dad
June 5, 2012
It was several days after Free State High’s graduation ceremony that Firebird shooting guard Tyler Self decided to act on his dad Bill’s offer to join Kansas University’s basketball team.
KU track honored
June 5, 2012
Kansas University sophomore sprinter Diamond Dixon, head coach Stanley Redwine and assistant coach Wayne Pate earned Midwest Region awards Monday.
KU softball hires pitching coach
June 5, 2012
Former All-American pitcher Abbie Sims has joined Kansas University’s softball coaching staff, head coach Megan Smith announced Monday.
Retooled Raiders have high expectations
June 5, 2012
When Brad Romme heard who would be playing for the Lawrence Raiders this year, it didn’t take him long to accept the job offer to become the American Legion baseball team’s head coach.
Minnesota ‘ad libs’ victory over K.C.
June 5, 2012
Cole De Vries had a couple of key strikeouts during what could have been the inning that doomed him to defeat against the Kansas City Royals, allowing him to escape further damage and keep the game tied.
To the victors: LHS claims Cup for first time
June 5, 2012
For the first time since its inception, the World Company Cup belongs to Lawrence High.
How former Jayhawks fared (June 5)
June 5, 2012
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Monday’s NBA playoffs.
K.C. signs safety Abram Elam
June 5, 2012
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed free agent safety Abram Elam to provide depth behind Eric Berry, who is coming back from a devastating knee injury sustained last season.
25 years ago: No more Kansas-Missouri reciprocal arrangement for students
June 5, 2012
The arrangement had involved mainly architecture students from Missouri and dental students from Kansas.
40 years ago: KU Computation Center to get upgrade, but long-term data storage problems unsolved
June 5, 2012
Kansas University this week won state approval of proposed modifications in its computer system.
100 years ago: Lawrence members celebrate opening of new Lake View clubhouse
June 5, 2012
“The Lawrence members of the Lake View Shooting and Fishing Club will formally open their new home at Lake View tomorrow.”
Acrobatic apricots a versatile fruit
June 5, 2012
Kansas isn’t known for its apricots, but a warm winter provided a bumper crop ripe for delicious accents to dishes.
Great programs
While many are just complaining about politics and government, a group of Kansas young people is preparing to do something about it.
June 5, 2012
It seems that plenty of people are frustrated by the actions of local, state and national government these days, but far too few are willing and able to get involved and try to make things better.
Wisconsin voters should retain Walker
June 5, 2012 in print edition on A8
If the polls are right, today’s vote in Wisconsin on whether to recall Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four Republican state senators could amount to a redial of their original victory. Voters who first elected the conservative Walker on a promise to fix the state’s dismal economy and crushing debt appear ready to reaffirm their judgment.
Petraeus gets high marks in CIA job
June 5, 2012 in print edition on A8
CIA Director David Petraeus spoke first at an April 19 memorial dinner for agency officers killed in action. He delivered well-scripted remarks and an evocation of the agency’s heroes. Then came Leon Panetta, his predecessor at the CIA and the evening’s main honoree, who delivered a stem-winding emotional speech to fervent applause.
Reality fare goes ‘Wild’
June 5, 2012
Given the competition, it’s a tough job singling out summer’s most brainless series, but the returning reality spectacle “Love in the Wild” (8 p.m., NBC) deserves special attention. It’s “The Dating Game” meets “Indiana Jones” as 14 singles strive to find romance while competing in pairs and sometimes trios in games of endurance under challenging and occasionally yucky circumstances. Tonight, they have to swim through dark water filled with snakes. Even after that grim task, seven singles will be sent home.
Horoscope for June 5
June 5, 2012
For Tuesday, June 5: You express a great deal of kindness and understanding this year. As a result, you draw many people toward you. If you are single, your status could change. If you are attached, you become a lot happier this year, which makes a new beginning possible.