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National Football Foundation honors local football players
June 13, 2012
For the 13 recipients of this year’s scholar-athlete awards handed out by the National Football Foundation’s Sunflower Chapter, Wednesday’s banquet provided one more opportunity to be coached. And while all of their coaches were in attendance, they were not the ones doing the coaching.
Royals walk past Brewers
June 13, 2012
The Kansas City Royals had been having such a hard time scoring runs lately that they decided to wait for the Milwaukee Brewers to help them out Wednesday night. The Brewers’ bullpen not-so-happily obliged.
County approves plan keeping land in N.E. Lawrence primarily agricultural
June 13, 2012
It won’t completely prevent industrial development in northeast Lawrence, but, its supporters hope, it will make building in the area a whole lot harder.
Teachers, district to meet with mediator about size of raises
June 13, 2012
The Lawrence school district and its teachers union will meet with a mediator in July after failing to agree on the size of raises for teachers Wednesday.
Human resources manager to run for City Commission
Scott Criqui also a leader in promoting gay rights
June 13, 2012
A leading figure in the community’s efforts to promote equal rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population has filed to run for a seat on the Lawrence City Commission.
Pump Patrol
June 13, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.32 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call 832-7154.
$2,000 motorbike stolen, then recovered
June 13, 2012
A 29-year-old Lawrence man reported his $2,000 motorized bicycle stolen from the 800 block of Massachusetts Street on Friday afternoon. According to police reports, it was recovered early Saturday morning.
$1,650 worth of property reported stolen from W. 24th Place
June 13, 2012
A 22-year-old Lawrence woman reported an aggravated burglary and robbery of $1,650 worth of property from the 4100 block of West 24th Place that occurred about 10 p.m. Monday, according to police reports. Two other 20-year-old Lawrence women were also listed as victims. The stolen property included a TV, laptop and PlayStation.
Kan. House hopeful challenges secretary of state’s move
June 13, 2012
A former assistant Kansas attorney general who’s running for the Legislature said Wednesday that he’s raised a legal issue that could create problems for dozens of fellow candidates because he doesn’t want the state to “cut corners” after federal judges redrew its political boundaries.
New law targets repeat drunken drivers
June 13, 2012
Suspected drunken drivers who refuse to take blood and breath tests will face mandatory jail time under a state law that takes effect July 1.
Lawrence Arts Center wants to acquire Salvation Army property for new outdoor performance space
June 13, 2012
The Lawrence Arts Center wants to buy and raze the downtown Salvation Army building to make way for new outdoor arts and performance space.
Doc Sadler officially named director of basketball operations for KU men’s basketball
05:39 p.m., June 13, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Doc Sadler says he’s going to enjoy the Allen Fieldhouse experience a lot more as a member of the home team’s basketball staff than he did as a visitor.
KU plans to ask state for $30 million to build $75 million medical education building
June 13, 2012
Kansas University is seeking $30 million in state funds to build a new medical education building.
Objections filed to candidacies
June 13, 2012
Two objections to legislative candidacies have been filed so far, according to the Kansas Secretary of State’s office.
Police arrest two Illinois parents after surrounding vehicle in parking lot of westside Walmart
11:31 a.m., June 13, 2012 Updated 05:28 p.m.
Lawrence police have detained two adults at Walmart, 550 Congressional Drive, as they investigate suspicious activity involving a vehicle in the parking lot.
Town Talk: UPDATE: City seeking to buy Salvation Army building; Minsky’s opens downtown; city proposing 4 percent hike in water, sewer rates; city estimates $2.4 M needed for rec center infrastructure
11:07 a.m., June 13, 2012 Updated 02:45 p.m.
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Federal officers make drug arrests in Douglas, Johnson counties; eight suspects are from Lawrence
09:53 a.m., June 13, 2012 Updated 07:06 p.m.
Local residents reported seeing SWAT-style teams in Lawrence on Wednesday, as authorities were rounding up suspects in an apparent drug case.
Homeless shelter proposes ‘challenge grant’
City leaders listen to public input about budget at hearing
June 13, 2012
Leaders of the Lawrence Community Shelter are seeking a $45,000 increase in city funding for 2013, but they told city commissioners Tuesday they’re willing to match the city’s contributions dollar for dollar.
Trash carts get a push
June 13, 2012
City commissioners on Tuesday took their largest step yet to create a trash system that mandates the use of city-issued carts instead of standard trash cans or bags.
Heard on the Hill: KU researchers find our shoes say quite a bit about us; US government releases affordability data; music students headed back to Germany this summer
June 13, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Royals, Mendoza baffle Brewers
June 13, 2012 in print edition on B1
Much of the crowd at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday night had no doubt turned out to see the Brewers’ Zack Greinke face his former team for the first time.
Ex-Jayhawk Julian Wright confident NBA is in his future
June 13, 2012 in print edition on B1
Julian Wright believes an ultra-successful season in the NBA Developmental League has resurrected his basketball career.
Why not bring back Greinke?
June 13, 2012 in print edition on B1
Elite major league pitchers who enter free agency, such as, oh, Zack Greinke for example, amount to high-stakes poker games. Throwing a baseball, such a violent, unnatural action, makes every pitcher a risk to break down physically.
Ex-Nebraska coach Doc Sadler expected to join Self’s KU staff
June 13, 2012
Former University of Nebraska basketball coach Doc Sadler is expected to soon be named director of basketball operations at Kansas University.
Lawrence Raiders stumble vs. Topeka Capitals
June 13, 2012 in print edition on B3
The Lawrence Raiders of the American Legion Baseball League fell to the Topeka Capitals, 4-3, Tuesday at Lawrence Free State High School.
Weis seeking solutions, not silver linings at KU
June 13, 2012
Last Sunday, as part of KSHB 41 Action News’ weekly Sunday Night Sports Report series, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis sat down with Jack Harry and talked about all things Jayhawks.
TNT offers ‘Dallas’ 2.0
June 13, 2012
Is America ready for a new “Dallas” (8 p.m., TNT)? Does it want one?
Horoscope for June 13
June 13, 2012
For Wednesday, June 13: This year you might rely more on your creativity than you normally do. The results will be excellent, though you often might be challenged by a partner or loved one. If you are single, you meet people with ease, but often discover that they are difficult, withdrawn or depressed. If you are attached, avoid nitpicking over money with a partner.
Lemon, herbs perfect fit for chicken
June 13, 2012
Readers often call me, looking for ideas to feed a crowd or unexpected guests. One of my standards is Chicken with Lemon and Herbs. I like it because it’s super easy. Take chicken thighs, brine them if you like and bake with lemon and herbs. That’s it. Add a mixed vegetable and salad, and it’s a complete meal.
Ag research funding — and influence? — shifts to corporations
June 13, 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.
Genetic-modification labeling sought
June 13, 2012
California voters will soon decide whether to require special labels for food made from genetically modified ingredients, in a closely watched test of consumer attitudes about the merits of genetically engineered crops.
Burger King bets on bacon sundae
June 13, 2012
Burger King wants to lure customers this summer with a barbecue party — and a bacon sundae.
Fresh air
The situation was a little chaotic, but the outcome of the recent redistricting scramble is a breath of fresh air for Kansas voters.
June 13, 2012
The speed with which candidates had to respond to new legislative and congressional district lines handed down late Thursday made the process a little chaotic, but the end result wasn’t all bad for the state and its residents.
25 years ago: Local group taking inventory of Oread houses
June 13, 2012
One goal was to prepare nominations for houses to be included in the National Register of Historic Places.
40 years ago: Wheat harvest, “noisy” basketball camp, and floods up north
June 13, 2012
“Other counties reported that their wheat was still ripening.”
100 years ago: Arctic explorer might visit Lawrence this summer
June 13, 2012
“Commodore Robert E. Peary, Arctic explorer and United States Naval officer, may be in Lawrence this summer.”
Voters avoiding political affiliations
June 13, 2012 in print edition on A8
In his 2007 book, “The Great Upheaval: America and the Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800,” historian Jay Winik writes that among Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, none “believed in political parties, which they feared would lead to ‘rage,’ ‘dissolution,’ and eventual ‘ruin’ of the republic…”
A glimmer of hope in Iran talks
June 13, 2012 in print edition on A8
The Iran nuclear negotiations may not be headed toward a dead end in Moscow next week, as feared. Iran’s top negotiator has said he is ready to “engage on the proposal” from Western nations for Iran to export its supply of 20 percent-enriched uranium as a first step toward a broader nuclear deal.
Eight DVL schools to form new Northeast Kansas League
June 13, 2012 in print edition on B3
For the last 31 years, the Delaware Valley League has been a staple of high school athletics in northeast Kansas. However, the league’s 32nd year will also be its last.