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Officials press feds for NBAF
June 15, 2012
Kansas officials pressed the federal government Friday to move ahead with construction of a new biosecurity lab near Kansas State University, even though a new, independent report suggested that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security still doesn’t have a good assessment of how safely it could operate.
A fundraiser’s best friend
Mutts strut their stuff at Barkarusafest
June 15, 2012
There was the smell of barbecue, the sound of David Bowie covers and the sight of children jumping in a bounce house. There were also 54 dogs.
Milton Doyle to play basketball at Kansas University
Chicago combo guard to attend summer school classes Monday
11:46 p.m., June 15, 2012 Updated 04:12 p.m.
Chicago Marshall High guard Milton Doyle will arrive on campus on Sunday and begin attending class Monday. He’s KU’s latest addition to the recruiting Class of 2012.
ACLU: Abortion law doesn’t cut insurance costs
June 15, 2012
A Kansas law restricting private insurance coverage for abortions has made it more difficult to obtain the procedure without doing much, if anything, to reduce overall insurance premiums or protect women’s health, the American Civil Liberties Union said Friday.
City Commission agenda for June 19
June 15, 2012
City commissioners will consider a plan to partner with the Lawrence school district to expand the tennis complex at the Free State High School and to add lights to the center. The project would allow the city to discontinue plans to add lights to the tennis courts near Lawrence High. Neighbors near LHS have expressed concern about the impact the lights would have on their properties.
Details emerging on the proposed Lawrence recreation center
June 15, 2012
It will take $100,000 per month in lease payments for the next 20 years — and a new special sales tax district — for the city to build a regional recreation center in northwest Lawrence.
Parents faced recent neglect allegations in Illinois before police found their children bound in Lawrence parking lot
June 15, 2012
The Illinois child and family welfare agency substantiated neglect allegations last November against a suburban Chicago couple accused of tying up two of their young children on Wednesday in a west Lawrence Walmart parking lot.
Storm misses Lawrence — evidence of the Tonganoxie split?
June 15, 2012
Thursday night, a big thunderstorm rolled through southern Nebraska and into north central Kansas. The National Weather Service office in Topeka issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the area, including Douglas County, predicting heavy rains.
Statehouse Live: SRS announces effort to reduce elder abuse
01:08 p.m., June 15, 2012 Updated 02:47 p.m.
State officials on Friday announced increased efforts to try to protect elderly Kansans from abuse.
Motorcyclist injured after Barker-19th roundabout crash
June 15, 2012
A 23-year-old Lawrence man was injured early Friday morning after he crashed his motorcycle into the roundabout at 19th Street and Barker Avenue.
KU’s Audio-Reader accepting donations of records, CDs and other items for annual sale
June 15, 2012
Kansas University’s Audio-Reader Network, a reading and information service for people who are blind and print-disabled, is accepting donations of gently used audio equipment for its annual sale.
Report doubts low-risk view of Kansas biohazard lab
June 15, 2012
The federal government still underestimates the risk of a planned biosecurity lab in Kansas releasing a dangerous animal disease, and an assessment earlier this year suggesting minimal danger is seriously flawed, an independent report said Friday.
Town Talk: City would pay $24M in lease payments for proposed rec center, complex would include special sales tax; land transfers, including sale of Kmart Distribution Center property
June 15, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Douglas County land transfers for weeks ending June 4 and June 11, 2012
June 15, 2012
Land transfers as recorded by the Douglas County Register of Deeds for the weeks ending June 4 and June 11, 2012.
Heard on the Hill: Photographer shows how close Geubelle’s triple jump foul was; former woman astronaut visits Haskell today; friends host fundraiser to benefit recent KU graduate
June 15, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Charcoal believed to have caused duplex fire
June 15, 2012
A fire that started in a garage Saturday afternoon at 319 Northwood Lane caused an estimated $33,000 in damage to a duplex, said Division Chief Eve Tolefree, a Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical spokeswoman.
Athletes’ tendencies to ‘cluster’ in certain academic fields problematic, some say
June 15, 2012
An in-depth Journal-World study of Big 12 athletics, including the incoming and outgoing teams this year, found widespread clustering — defined by researchers as 25 percent of a team sharing one major — in men’s basketball and football programs.
SRS aims to curb elder abuse
June 15, 2012
State officials on Friday announced increased efforts to try to protect elderly Kansans from abuse.
Rec center would cost $100,000
June 15, 2012
It will take $100,000 per month in lease payments for the next 20 years — and a new special sales tax district — for the city to build a regional recreation center in northwest Lawrence.
25 years ago: Local electricity can’t keep up as temps reach high 90s
June 15, 2012
The official high of 97 degrees had tied the record high set in 1936.
40 years ago: 20-foot cisterns discovered under Mass Street
June 15, 2012
The latest historical find from the excavation of Massachusetts Street was a very deep hole.
100 years ago: Ceiling caves in at Mass Street store
June 15, 2012
“It seems that the damage was due to the insecure fastening of the ceiling.”
Evolution returns
June 15, 2012
News that the Kansas State Board of Education once again is discussing science standards and the teaching of evolution makes many Kansans cringe.
Teachers are key to education success
June 15, 2012
Every day, week and month we celebrate various groups and occasions. For example, last month was Correct Posture Month, National Artisan Gelato Month and Uranus Awareness Month.
Evolution returns
Many Kansans aren’t happy to hear that their state school board once again is focusing on science standards and the teaching of evolution.
June 15, 2012
News that the Kansas State Board of Education once again is discussing science standards and the teaching of evolution makes many Kansans cringe.
Raiders win 2 in Topeka
June 15, 2012
The Lawrence Raiders won a pair of games Thursday in the Midwest Bruins Classic.
Ex-Lions fall in all-star game
June 15, 2012
Three Lawrence High football players represented the Lions one last time in the 2012 Country Mart Kansas vs. Missouri All Star Game Thursday at Blue Valley High.
Bill Self a fan of new recruiting rule
June 15, 2012
A new NCAA rule that will allow unlimited phone calls and texts to recruits who have finished their sophomore year in high school begins today. The old rule allowed just one call a month and no texts.
Putting on a show: Keith Langford scores 47 in charity game
June 15, 2012
Stretching his 6-foot-4 frame as high as possible, Keith Langford caught a lob pass from former Kansas University teammate Aaron Miles and flushed a resounding dunk in the second half of Thursday’s Rock Chalk Roundball Classic at Free State High’s gym.
Woodland shoots 4-over 74
June 15, 2012 in print edition on B2
Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland shot a solid if not spectacular 4-over-par 74 on the opening day of the U.S. Open on Thursday at The Olympic Club and sits in the middle of the pack.
Royals rally past Brewers
June 15, 2012 in print edition on B4
Royals manager Ned Yost and outfielder Jeff Francoeur both had been ejected long before the ninth inning of Thursday night’s game against Milwaukee, so they had to settle for watching its dramatic conclusion on television.
How former Jayhawks fared (June 15)
June 15, 2012 in print edition on B2
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday’s NBA Finals.
Pump patrol
June 15, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.32 at several stations.
Putin thinks Syrian rebellion will fail
June 15, 2012 in print edition on A8
This week — just as new revelations emerged of Syrian regime massacres of women and children — Moscow ordered the harshest measures against its own political opposition since Vladimir Putin first took power.
Chiefs’ defense effective
June 15, 2012 in print edition on B2
Matt Cassel misfired on a couple of throws, and the Kansas City defense stuffed the offense during a mock two-minute drill that ended with a missed field goal Thursday — an ominous conclusion to the Chiefs’ mandatory three-day minicamp.
Death-defying stunt is cheap
June 15, 2012
Nineteenth-century spectacle meets 21st-century television on “Megastunts — Highwire Over Niagara Falls — Live!” (8 p.m., ABC). Or is that first-century spectacle?
Horoscope for June 15
June 15, 2012
For Friday, June 15: This year you sometimes go on overload as you think, reorganize and try to find alternatives. You might want to flex more and not get stuck in stubborn and ineffective thinking. If you are single, you could meet someone quite assertive. If you are attached, the two of you might take up a new pastime or hobby together.