Archive for Saturday, June 16, 2012

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How Lawrence stacks up in property taxes
June 16, 2012
April 15 may be the day that frequently gets circled on calendars as tax day, but when it comes to local taxes, the real action happens during the summer season.
Brownback tax cut law produces winners and losers, KU tax law professor says
June 16, 2012
Martin Dickinson, a Kansas University law professor and nationally recognized authority in tax law, said the tax cuts Gov. Sam Brownback signed into law will benefit the wealthy, produce revenue shortfalls and possibly prompt gaming of the tax system.
Small fire extinguished at motel
June 16, 2012
A Lawrence police officer used a fire extinguisher to put out a smoldering object in a stairwell about 6:15 a.m. Friday at Days Inn, 730 Iowa.A Lawrence police officer used a fire extinguisher to put out a smoldering object in a stairwell about 6:15 a.m. Friday at Days Inn, 730 Iowa.
Minors, bars cited in underage drinking sting
June 16, 2012
Officers with the Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control and Kansas University and Lawrence police departments Thursday night cited five people in an effort to crack down on underage drinking and fake IDs.
Former KU golfer Gary Woodland misses U.S. Open cut
June 16, 2012
Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland shot 77 in the second round of the U.S. Open Friday at The Olympic Club, missing the cut by three strokes.
Lawrence Raiders improve to 4-0 at Midwest Bruins Classic
June 16, 2012
The Lawrence Raiders are 4-0 in the Midwest Bruins Classic after defeating the Texas Bombers and Topeka Giants on Friday at Lake Shawnee in Topeka.
Baker ranks as best NAIA athletic program in Kansas
June 16, 2012
Baker University finished as the state’s best NAIA athletic program after fielding some of the nation’s most successful teams in the 2011-2012 academic year.
Ex-KU aide Barry Hinson sets out on coaching comeback at SIU
June 16, 2012
Endless smiles. Quick one-liners. Southern-fried charm. An encouraging word and a drop of wisdom for everyone who crossed his path.
Royals survive wild finish
June 16, 2012 in print edition on B6
Mike Moustakas cut down Tyler Greene at the plate to end the game, capping a wild ninth inning and preserving the Kansas City Royals’ 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.
Behind the Lens: Dear Lawrence Project redux
June 16, 2012
Not so fast if you were thinking about putting away that shoebox of old photos.
Mentor benefits
June 16, 2012
To the editor: Gov. Koch–Brownback vetoed mentor-teacher bonuses. There is, arguably, no other single model that results in greater teacher improvement and development than teacher mentoring.
Now is the time to discuss details of rec complex
June 16, 2012
Various local developers say they have never seen a major Lawrence development advance so quickly and enjoy such enthusiastic support from City Hall as the proposed recreation/commercial project at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Fight for life
June 16, 2012
To the editor: As co-chairs of this year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life committee, we would like to thank residents of Douglas County for their generosity and support.
ID irony
June 16, 2012
To the editor: I watched with pure amazement as lines of candidates filed for office with Kris Kobach, protector of Kansas election integrity.
Vital funds
June 16, 2012
To the editor: This would seem to be a very poor time to cut the funding for food stamps (SNAP) and WIC (Women, Infants and Children).
25 years ago: Local radio station requests new tower
June 16, 2012
Among other planning items on the agenda for the next meeting of the Douglas County Commission was a request from radio station KLZR-FM.
40 years ago: Summer school keeps KU students busy
June 16, 2012
Summer classes had begun up on Mount Oread.
Horoscope for June 16
June 16, 2012
For Saturday, June 16: This year you are incisive and direct. Many people are drawn to you, as they would like to have the same clarity that you possess. If you are single, the opposite sex finds you to be most attractive. If you are attached, redo an old date.
‘Blue Lagoon’ time-travels forward
June 16, 2012
Those who did not learn from the schlock pop culture of 1970s and ’80s are doomed to repeat it. Hot on the heels of TNT’s “Dallas” 2.0 and ABC’s “Megastunts” revival of Evel Knievel-style thrill-seeking comes “Blue Lagoon: The Awakening” (7 p.m., Lifetime). If that weren’t disturbing enough, Christopher Atkins, who starred in the original “Blue Lagoon,” and Denise Richards (“Starship Troopers”) are cast as authority figures.
Presidential race draws lackluster pair
June 16, 2012 in print edition on A8
Mitt Romney vs. Barack Obama is not exactly Jefferson-Adams or Lincoln-Douglas. No Harry Truman or Bill Clinton here, let alone FDR or Reagan. Indeed, it’s arguable that neither party is fielding its strongest candidate. Hillary Clinton would run far better than Obama. True, her secretaryship of state may not remotely qualify as Kissingerian or Achesonian, but she’s not Obama. She carries none of his economic baggage. She’s unsullied by the last three and a half years.
100 years ago: Lawrence grocers consider early closings during hot summer months
June 16, 2012
“Afternoon closing is a matter that has long been agitated in Lawrence but it has never been put into effect.”