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Great leap forward: Jayhawk jumpers 4-6; women in 2nd
June 7, 2012
Kansas University horizontal-jumps coach Wayne Pate knew his two competitors in the long jump probably thought he was disappointed in their efforts Thursday. He wasn’t.
D-Day memories still vivid for local veteran, 94
11:44 p.m., June 7, 2012 Updated 10:34 a.m.
Lawrence resident Roy Creek spoke to about 100 people, several of whom were veterans of some kind themselves, at the Dole Institute with Robin Reed, president of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va.
LHS students cram for prestigious speech and debate tournament
June 7, 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 this weekend.
Free State High School spring 2012 honor roll
June 7, 2012
These students at Lawrence Free State High School were named to the spring honor rolls.
South Middle School honor roll
June 7, 2012
South Middle School has announced its second semester honor rolls.
Southwest Middle School spring 2012 honor roll
June 7, 2012
Southwest Middle School has announced its spring 2012 honor roll.
Transportation open houses scheduled
June 7, 2012
Six upcoming open-house sessions will update the public on a transportation plan for Lawrence and Douglas County.
Comics, puzzles now on
June 7, 2012
If you were wondering what happened to some of your online favorites, don’t worry. They haven’t gone away.
Florida plane crash kills 6 from prominent Junction City family
K-State basketball arena is named for the family, known for its charitable work
05:37 p.m., June 7, 2012 Updated 10:05 p.m.
Authorities say two adults and four children were killed when a small plane crashed in a swampy area of central Florida.
Merv Lindsay transferring to University of New Mexico
Former KU basketball player decides while on campus visit
05:22 p.m., June 7, 2012 Updated 05:45 p.m.
Former KU forward Merv Lindsay will play basketball at New Mexico.
Brownback to Boys’ State: find worthy mentors, outlaw Bieber
June 7, 2012
High school students attending Kansas Boys’ State in Manhattan have received some serious advice from Gov. Sam Brownback: Develop strong friendships. Find worthy mentors.
Commune leader ordered to trial in Kansas death case
June 7, 2012
The self-proclaimed leader of a Kansas commune that lived off life insurance payouts of its dead members has been ordered to stand trial on a charge of premeditated first-degree murder.
Corporations boost agricultural research funding
June 7, 2012
The gap between federal support for agricultural research at large public universities and private investment continues to grow — and the divide comes with increased threats to academic freedom and more instances of meddling in the lab, a new research report suggests.
Pentagon announces more Afganistan deployments, including 3,000 troops from Fort Riley
June 7, 2012
The Department of Defense has announced four units, including one from Fort Riley, that will deploy to Afghanistan this year.
Topeka couple leaves $1.7 million for KU study abroad scholarships
04:39 p.m., June 7, 2012 Updated 05:45 p.m.
A Topeka couple has left an estate gift of $1.7 million that will support scholarships for Kansas University students who study in Germany.
KU-Northern Illinois football game to be televised on ESPNU or ESPN3
June 7, 2012
The Kansas-Northern Illinois football game scheduled for Sept. 22 in DeKalb, Ill., will be televised on the ESPN family of networks, ESPN and the Big 12 Conference announced Thursday.
EPA approves Kansas’ list of ‘impaired waters’
June 7, 2012
The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced that it has approved Kansas’ list of 1,330 “impaired waters,” which represents a decrease from two years ago.
Basehor man pleads not guilty to plot to kill his wife
June 7, 2012
A 37-year-old Basehor man accused of trying to hire a man to kill his wife pleaded not guilty in federal court Thursday in Kansas City, Mo.
Medications by the numbers
June 7, 2012
The Kansas State Board of Pharmacy provided data for prescriptions filled by pharmacies in Kansas since 2010. Here’s a look at some of the numbers.
Changes to Kansas liquor laws could prove beneficial to the state’s wineries
June 7, 2012
A first of its kind wine tasting festival in Kansas will be held June 16 in De Soto at Riverfest Park.
Kansas won’t see matching federal arts funding until 2014
10:46 a.m., June 7, 2012 Updated 11:41 a.m.
Although the state’s new budget restores $700,000 in funding for the arts, it will be at least a year before federal and regional matching funds will return to Kansas.
Lawmakers knock DA’s probe of meetings with Brownback
June 7, 2012
Two Republicans in the Kansas House see a Democratic district attorney’s ongoing investigation as political after being subpoenaed and answering questions about private dinner meetings lawmakers had with GOP Gov. Sam Brownback.
Lawmaker interviewed in meetings probe
June 7, 2012
A Republican state senator is being questioned in a Kansas district attorney’s investigation into private meetings that lawmakers had with GOP Gov. Sam Brownback.
Army vice chief of staff to address CGSC
June 7, 2012
A top Army official will speak Friday to the latest graduating class of the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth.
59-year-old rural Lawrence man identified as injured driver in semi collision
09:57 a.m., June 7, 2012 Updated 04:21 p.m.
Douglas County Sheriff’s officers Thursday identified a 59-year-old rural Lawrence man as the driver injured Wednesday afternoon when two semitrailers collided south of Lawrence.
Raises still biggest sticking point in teacher negotiations
June 7, 2012
The Lawrence school district moved closer to an agreement on some issues with its teachers union Wednesday, but remained in different places on the issue of salary. Teachers are paid based on a pay schedule that provides more money both for teachers with more education and for teachers with more years of service, up to a maximum amount.
County OKs projects for Heritage Grant Program
June 7, 2012
Moving a jail, adding museum space and assisting with a historic dinner train were among six projects approved for funding through the Natural and Cultural Heritage Grant Program on Wednesday by the Douglas County Commission.
Heard on the Hill: Sci-fi writer Bradbury visited KU in 1997; KU Hospital to serve as official health care provider of All-Star game; Missouri political science professor weighs in on KU tags
June 7, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
25 years ago: House’s condition brings neighborhood complaints
June 7, 2012
The large house, originally built for a single family, now contained 12 apartments.
40 years ago: New District Court division finds a home in museum
June 7, 2012
“The county would be permitted temporary use of the second floor of the Elizabeth M. Watkins museum.”
100 years ago: Haskell students to be first to view Lawrence motion picture
June 7, 2012
“The Indians have a very prominent part in the picture.”
Paulino injured as Royals fall to Twins
June 7, 2012
Nick Blackburn shook off a slow start and pitched five effective innings, helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Wednesday night.
KU thrower Mason Finley runner-up on first day at NCAA Outdoor Championships
June 7, 2012
Down to his final throw in the discus, Mason Finley decided it was time to listen.
No days off: Jayhawks to sweat through the summer with strength guru Holsopple
June 7, 2012
Now that June has arrived, things begin to get very interesting with the Kansas University football team.
Can dating games get any dumber?
June 7, 2012
A decade of “The Bachelor” has all but ruined television’s dating-game genre. The notion of a single man or woman interviewing two or three possible suitors has gone the way of the dinosaur. Dating has now become a massive scrum, with each participant mugging desperately for the camera lest they get lost in the crowd.
Trail progress
June 7, 2012
Great progress is being made on the Flint Hills Nature Trail stretching 117 miles between Osawatomie and Herington.
Big 12 city
The extension of the Big 12 basketball tournament in Kansas City is great news for Jayhawk fans.
June 7, 2012 in print edition on A8
Last week’s announcement that the Big 12 basketball tournament will remain at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., through at least 2016 is good news for Kansas University.
Annan offers new strategy on Syria
June 7, 2012 in print edition on A8
Kofi Annan is tinkering with a radical idea for reviving his moribund peace plan for Syria — a road map for political transition there that would be negotiated through a “contact group” that could include, among other nations, Russia and Iran.
Soft-drink law goes too far
June 7, 2012 in print edition on A8
There are things the law cannot do. And if that seems a self-evident observation, well, you may want to think again in light of last week’s headlines out of New York City: It seems the mayor wants to ban the Big Gulp.
Horoscope for June 7
June 7, 2012
For Thursday, June 7: This year you are able to launch into action quite easily. Others find you to be unusually charming, but be careful about how you express your stronger feelings. If you are single, you draw someone close to you with ease. If you are attached, the two of you seem to understand each other better because of unique new methods of self-expression.