Archive for Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
Mike Tennyson, owner and baker at Munchers Bakery, 925 Iowa, prepares some strawberry and cream-cheese pastries while working his overnight shift recently. Offbeat Occupations: Munchers baker owns the night
June 10, 2012
It’s the drunks who come at night. They stagger in bleary-eyed, fix their gaze on the wood display case and cast a slurred order at the person behind the counter. The person behind the counter is often Mike Tennyson, owner of Munchers Bakery, 925 Iowa.
6:00 a.m.
Candidates on Monday rushed to file before the noon deadline. The Secretary of State's office set up desks in the lobby of the Memorial building to handle the crowd. New district boundaries, drawn by a panel of three federal judges for congress, Legislature and State Board of Education, set off a flurry of activity. Candidate crush at Secretary of State’s office
June 11, 2012
Dozens of candidates on Monday crowded the lobby of the Memorial Building to beat the noon deadline and file for newly drawn congressional and legislative offices.
10:00 a.m.
Members of the city's Solid Waste Task Force follow a trash truck on Villo Woods Court, Tuesday, May 17, 2011. The task force took a tour of Lawrence's trash and recycling processes to learn more about solid waste operations. State law would make Lawrence wait two years to start curbside recycling program
June 11, 2012
A little-known state law will prevent Lawrence from starting a citywide curbside recycling program for at least two years.
2:00 p.m.
Battenfeld Hall, 1425 Alumni Place, opened in 1940 and is the oldest men’s scholarship hall. Prosecutors still pondering action in case of gun in KU dorm room
June 11, 2012
Douglas County prosecutors are still reviewing whether to file charges against a 22-year-old Kansas University student who was accused of possessing a gun inside his scholarship hall room in April.
6:00 p.m.
Members of the Lawrence school board, from left, are Mark Bradford, president, Vanessa Sanburn, vice president, Shannon Kimball, Bob Byers, Keith Diaz Moore, Randy Masten and Rick Ingram. School district may have extra $1.5M
June 11, 2012
The Lawrence school board could have some additional budget funds to allocate for the 2012-13 school year after some new changes go into effect, including one that increases the amount of money paid per pupil by the state by $58, district officials said Monday.

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Ex-public works director in Barber County sentenced to 14 months
June 12, 2012
The former public works director for a south-central Kansas county has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for thefts that a federal judge said violated the public trust.
Veritas Christian School honor roll
June 12, 2012
These Veritas Christian School students were named to honor rolls for the second semester of the 2011-2012 school year.
Suspect in 2000 sexual assault to stand trial
June 12, 2012
A former federal inmate and truck driver will stand trial next week in Franklin County for the decade-old kidnapping and sexual assault of an Ottawa teenager.
Obama chooses LHS grad for D.C. appeals court
June 12, 2012
President Barack Obama has nominated 1985 Lawrence High School graduate Sri Srinivasan to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Pump Patrol
June 12, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.33 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call 832-7154.
Woman hurt in 24/40 crash released from hospital
June 12, 2012
Lateisha Newman, 21, of Lawrence, was treated and released from Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka after she was taken there Monday following a one-vehicle rollover five miles west of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 40.
Man hurt in Jefferson County crash last month still in serious condition
June 12, 2012
More than two months after he was injured in a Jefferson County crash near Perry, Dyllon James Butrick, 20, White Cloud, remains hospitalized in serious condition at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., hospital spokesman Bob Hallinan said.
Ottawa woman arrested on charges of aggrevated battery
June 12, 2012
Ottawa police arrested a 24-year-old Ottawa woman in the 100 block of West Third Street at 8:30 p.m. Monday on an aggravated battery charge after she was accused of striking someone in the head with a blunt object.
Police searching for suspects in Monday night burglary at 19th and New Hampshire
June 12, 2012
Lawrence police were searching for suspects in two vehicle burglaries reported Monday night in the 1900 block of New Hampshire Street.
Funeral for Junction City family set for June 18
June 12, 2012
Funeral services are scheduled for a Junction City family of six who died in an airplane crash in Florida.
Latest forecast for winter wheat unchanged
June 12, 2012
The government is sticking with its earlier forecast on the projected size of the Kansas winter wheat harvest.
Kansas prepping for another evolution debate
June 12, 2012
A State Board of Education member who is troubled by science standards being developed that treat evolution as a core concept said Tuesday he expected a vigorous debate on the issue again.
Employee cited after vehicle crashes into 31st Street restaurant
June 12, 2012
A 33-year-old employee of El Potro Mexican Cafe, 2351 W. 31st St., was ticketed for reckless driving after he crashed his truck into the restaurant Tuesday afternoon.
Lab tests confirm that cause of unpleasant odor and taste of Lawrence’s drinking water is elevated level of algae byproduct
June 12, 2012
Laboratory tests have confirmed that a byproduct of dead algae is producing the odd tastes and odors in the city’s water supply.
Suspect in theft of ATM arrested in Emporia
June 12, 2012
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday arrested a 33-year-old man they’d been looking for since an ATM machine was stolen May 20 from Patriots Bank in Princeton.
KU’s student TV station expanding its reach
June 12, 2012
A Kansas University television station is now available to AT&T U-Verse subscribers in the Kansas City area, and plans call for KUJH-TV to expand to other U-verse customers across the state in the coming months.
Kansas officials sort through new district lines
June 12, 2012
State and local officials say it may take some time for the dust to settle after a federal panel redrew the Kansas political boundaries.
Ex-mail carrier, 77, fined $1,000 for mail thefts
June 12, 2012
A 77-year-old former mail carrier who did not deliver thousands of pieces of mail was fined $1,000 but was spared from prison.
Man suspected in Ottawa police chase arrested in Missouri
June 12, 2012
Ottawa police said a man suspected of leading officers on a chase last week was arrested last Friday in Riverside, Mo., after a separate pursuit involving police.
Film festival highlights relationships between fathers and children
June 12, 2012
The relationship between fathers and children is on display during this week’s third annual Fatherhood Film Fest at Liberty Hall.
Simple summertime sippers are easy to make, easy to drink
June 12, 2012
It’s summertime, which means it’s also patio-drinking time.
Kansas wineries on display at De Soto event
June 12, 2012
If you’re heading to the new wine-tasting event Saturday in De Soto, you won’t find wines that taste exactly like your favorite Napa Valley cabernet or Argentinian malbec.
Traffic collisions involving animals
June 12, 2012
Every year in Kansas, there are about 10,000 traffic collisions involving animals. However, very few result in fatalities, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Science standards face review by Kansas school board
June 12, 2012
The Kansas State Board of Education is preparing to review the first draft of proposed science standards that could renew the debate over teaching evolution.
Town Talk: Human relations commissioner likely to file for City Commission; Wakarusa rebuild project to be put on hold for a year; meeting on Iowa St. construction set; 2013 budget ideas sought
June 12, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
City to consider mandatory trash carts
June 12, 2012
Lawrence city commissioners at their meeting today will be asked to move forward on a plan requiring residents to use city-owned trash carts instead of traditional trash cans or bags.
Heard on the Hill: KU orchestra conductor named to new position at Des Moines Metro Opera; event to focus on how wired society affects the brain; Miss Kansas students worked toward tiara together
12:01 a.m., June 12, 2012 Updated 04:54 p.m.
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
25 years ago: May sets construction record in Lawrence
June 12, 2012
The total value of building permits issued had topped $20 million.
40 years ago: Mass Street scavengers go too far in their quest for old bricks
June 12, 2012
The plans had called for that brick walkway to stay intact.
100 years ago: Lawrence joins national Chamber of Commerce
June 12, 2012
“The Commercial Club of Lawrence is a member of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States.”
‘Kings’ put stock in trade
June 12, 2012
Just what we need. Another show about stuff. Steve McHugh and Antonio Palazzola, the stars of “Barter Kings” (8 p.m., A&E), are determined to own a lot of things. But they also have this thing about cash. They don’t use it.
Horoscope for June 12
June 12, 2012
For Tuesday, June 12: This year you add even more enthusiasm to your normally upbeat thinking process. In general, you need to be extra cautious with your finances. Some of you might receive an inheritance, or some other sudden change could head in from out of nowhere.
Slanted polls
June 12, 2012
Polls, polls; we are deluged daily with “polls” on every topic from who to vote for to what shampoo to use on your cat.
Abortion view
June 12, 2012
In her guest commentary printed in Saturday’s paper, Jill Cannon wrote, “I want to state that no one likes abortion.”
What trees?
June 12, 2012
As we explore new categories by which we can promote the City of Lawrence as exciting, unique and special to lure new residents, businesses and students to our lovely city, I think it’s time to move away from the “City of Trees” description and pursue a designation as the “City of Utility Poles and Lines.”
Making the grade
The new KU football coach is proving that players can rise to meet new academic challenges.
June 12, 2012
It’s funny how actually going to class can raise a student’s grade-point average.
Russia, U.S. hold key to Syria’s future
June 12, 2012 in print edition on A8
My recent trip to Lebanon and Qatar made clear a dismal truth about Syria’s future: The regime’s brutality, along with Russian blindness and U.S. hesitation, is pushing Syria toward a disaster no one wants.