Archive for Thursday, June 14, 2012

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Chinese acrobats swing into Lawrence Monday for fundraiser
June 14, 2012
A 20-person Chinese acrobatic troupe, known as the Fabulous Chinese Acrobats, will perform Monday night at Liberty Hall, with all proceeds going to the Lawrence Homeless Shelter.
Douglas County under severe thunderstorm watch until 2 a.m.
June 14, 2012
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration placed Douglas County under a severe thunderstorm watch at 7:50 p.m. today. Damaging winds, large hail and isolated storms could occur.
Kansas Equality Coalition challenges Pauls candidacy
June 14, 2012
A gay rights group that opposes the re-election of a House member has filed a complaint to remove her from the ballot.
Performance by acrobats to benefit Lawrence Homeless Shelter
June 14, 2012
A 20-person Chinese acrobatic troupe, known as the Fabulous Chinese Acrobats, will preform Monday night at Liberty Hall, with all proceeds going to the Lawrence Homeless Shelter.
City staff recommends 4 percent increase in water, sewer rates
June 14, 2012
Lawrence residents may not be able to see the water and sewer pipes beneath the ground, but soon enough the cost to improve their conditions may show up in their monthly utility bills.
Kansas University Medical Center professor censured for unprofessional behavior
June 14, 2012
Kansas University Medical Center leaders on Thursday censured one of its top researchers after finding that he engaged in abusive and unprofessional treatment of faculty and staff.
Democrats say Kobach’s office lost candidate’s paperwork to run for office; Kobach’s office said documents were never received
June 14, 2012
Democrats said Thursday that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office lost the paperwork of a Democratic candidate and is now denying him from running for office.
Town Talk: Arts project near Poehler building to seek city incentives; signs that art buying may be on the rebound in Lawrence; Eudora to host outdoor film series this summer
June 14, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
53-year-old Lawrence man charged with possessing child pornography
June 14, 2012
A federal grand jury in Kansas City, Kan., has indicted a 53-year-old Lawrence man on two child pornography charges, according to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s Office.
Prosecutors charge Illinois parents after children were found bound, blindfolded
09:49 a.m., June 14, 2012 Updated 06:39 p.m.
Douglas County prosecutors Thursday morning were reviewing information in the case of two Illinois parents who were arrested Thursday after two young children were found blindfolded with their hands bound in a west Lawrence Walmart parking lot.
News Center being remodeled to facilitate employee relocation
June 14, 2012
Remodeling is under way at the Journal-World’s News Center building at 645 N.H. to accommodate a relocation of company employees.
Firm sues to reinstate Air Force contract
June 14, 2012
Sierra Nevada Corp. is suing for the reinstatement of a $354 million contract to build light air-support aircraft for use in Afghanistan, after the U.S. Air Force canceled the deal following objections by a rival manufacturer and under pressure from lawmakers.
Heard on the Hill: Alabama loses trademark lawsuit that Kansas Athletics supported; Class of 2012 gives gift of Jayhawk mosaic; Jayhawk Boulevard targeted for upgrades
June 14, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
25 years ago: Kansas prepares to take inventory of residents
June 14, 2012
Kansas University alumnus Brent Anderson was already preparing for next year’s state census.
40 years ago: City skeptical of need for second ambulance service
June 14, 2012
The Lawrence City Commission deferred for one week a request for licensing by the C and C Ambulance Company.
100 years ago: Summertime hikes for boys begin this week
June 14, 2012
“The boys will meet at the depot equipped with a lunch basket and twelve cents.”
U.S. Open course super tough
June 14, 2012
Golfers forever seek an edge, any edge, so it’s not surprising they welcome the chance to talk to the superintendent of the course they are about to play. That’s the case even for the best players in the world. The super, previously known as head groundskeeper, sets up the course, in some cases to specifications ordered, and knows better than anyone the nuances of how it should play.
Rest-less rookie: Big man Landen Lucas leg-weary
June 14, 2012
It’s easy to understand why Landen Lucas missed three floor shots and a pair of free throws during Wednesday’s Bill Self campers game in Horejsi Center. The huge 6-foot-10, 244-pound Kansas University freshman center has been running on just a handful of hours of sleep all week.
Our Town Sports
June 14, 2012 in print edition on B2
Horseshoes anyone?: Anyone interested in pitching horseshoes is welcome at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Broken Arrow. Contact Wynne at 843-8450.
Others have choice
June 14, 2012
Freedom of choice applies to all. If you ask, and someone says, “No,” you go your way and they go theirs, each with the freedom to choose, and deal with the consequences of those choices.
Credit due
June 14, 2012
I would like to compliment our city staff, elected representatives on the school board, citywide volunteers, city personnel, Douglas County personnel, and our Lawrence neighbors for their support and cooperation in our Hillcrest Neighborhood Association activities.
Police camp
June 14, 2012
Thank you to the Lawrence Police Department and Chief of Police Tarik Khatib for a great Police Camp 2012 held at Free State High School June 7-9.
Cost perspective
June 14, 2012
In 1936, I was a freshman at Kansas State in the department of mechanical engineering. The total cost for the year was $400 (room, board, books, etc.) Great? Yes. However, I worked for minimum wage of 10 cents per hour drafting. The minimum wage is now 72.5 times that amount. Today’s equivalent cost for college would be $29,000 (72.5 times $400). Scholarships were few and, fortunately, no loans were available.
Liquor laws
The state is making some practical changes in its liquor laws, but public safety still should be a priority.
June 14, 2012
Kansas has an interesting history when it comes to liquor laws. Kansas always has taken the sale and consumption of alcohol very seriously and has added tough new laws in recent years on drinking and driving. At the same time, however, the state has loosened a few alcohol laws in a way that may benefit the state’s wine and beer producers and provide some new entertainment options for Kansas residents and visitors.
School models ‘nice’ campaign
June 14, 2012 in print edition on A8
Montgomery County, Md., on the District of Columbia’s northern border, is a dormitory for the nation’s government, where federal workers’ sleep is disturbed only by dreams of new ways to improve us. The county’s population of almost 1 million includes many political staffers and consultants, lawyers, lobbyists and others whose common profession is to cause political power to flow to Washington. Montgomery County also is — this could be just a coincidence — a laboratory of liberalism.
‘41’ looks at ex-president George H.W. Bush
June 14, 2012
Time and history have a way of revising presidential reputations. Harry S. Truman left office in 1953 as one of the most unpopular presidents ever. But after his death in 1972, Truman became a kind of folk hero. When David McCullough’s biography of Truman was published in 1992, presidential candidates from both major parties claimed that they were the most like Truman.
Horoscope for June 14
June 14, 2012
For Thursday, June 14: Your strength comes from your endless imagination, which you seem to be able to tap into at any moment. You evolve into a resource for others. If you are single, you could meet someone simply by going to the gym or the bank. If you are attached, the two of you laugh and enjoy yourselves even more.