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Archive for Sunday, June 17, 2012

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Offline information resources dwindling
June 17, 2012
Residents without Internet access can still get most information they desire from public agencies. But as the offline population dwindles and online communication tools proliferate, the data gap between those with and without computers is widening.
Salvation Army leaders called to new position
June 17, 2012
Capts. Wes and Susan Dalberg leaving Lawrence for similar post in Illinois next week.
Digital divide: Not everyone views Internet, smartphones as advances
June 17, 2012
In 1812, a group of English textile workers known as Luddites destroyed new labor-saving equipment that threatened their livelihoods. Two hundred years later, the term “Luddite” survives, with a broader definition as a person opposed to technological changes — such as the Internet.
Bishop Seabury reaches campaign goal
June 17, 2012
Bishop Seabury Academy has met its 2012 Stepping-Up Capital campaign in record time.
Territorial Days to honor city’s history
June 17, 2012
Before Kansas was a state and Topeka was the capital, there was Lecompton, the pro-slavery territorial capital and lightning rod for the national slavery debate. Territorial Days, set for Friday and Saturday in Lecompton, will work to commemorate this history. The two-day event will include a battle re-enactment, carnival, pancake feed, pioneer skill demonstration and a veterans memorial ceremony.
Jail inmate sues Shawnee County
June 17, 2012
An inmate at the Shawnee County Jail alleges in a lawsuit that officials removed more than $1,600 from his inmate account that he didn’t owe.
Truck used in prison escape found
June 17, 2012
A box truck that two inmates used to escape from the Winfield Correctional Facility in south-central Kansas has been found abandoned about 15 miles away.
Preston Scheibler Invitational enters second day
June 17, 2012
The Preston Scheibler Invitational enters its second day at Cougar’s Court Basketball Academy, 940 E. 28th St.
Garden tour aims to grow awareness of plants’ potential
June 17, 2012
Johanna Mehl and Nici Ashner are textiles majors at Kansas University. But textiles majors or not, they spend a lot of time gardening.
Pump patrol
June 17, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.46 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call 832-7154.
Felines and friends gather for cat club’s annual show
June 17, 2012
In a show shelter sits a white cat named Bipolar Bear, a Maine coon with a long body and a shiny coat. Owner Chris Buck scoops her out to pet her. The cat is pleased, purring.
Sporting K.C. blanks Toronto FC, 2-0
June 17, 2012
The volley was as crisp and technically brilliant as could have been asked, the missing equation to what until then had been a torrent of chances without many finishes for Sporting Kansas City on Saturday against Toronto FC.
25 years ago: Lawrence hopes to host Junior Olympics
June 17, 2012
A contract solidifying the details was in the final stages.
40 years ago: New city library nears completion
June 17, 2012
The library was expected to be ready to receive books by Aug. 1.
100 years ago: Farmers look forward to bumper crops this season
June 17, 2012
“Good crops means good business and happiness and prosperity for all.”
Kansas snags commitments from state’s top football prospects
June 17, 2012
Late last week, Rivals.com released its state-by-state rankings for the top prospects in the Class of 2013, and the Kansas University football team appears to be doing quite well in the Sunflower State.
Lawrence Raiders run-ruled by Butler County Cubs, 16-4
June 17, 2012
The Lawrence Raiders bowed out of the Midwest Bruins Classic in five innings on Saturday with a 16-4 loss to the Butler County Cubs, who are based in El Dorado.
High school coach: Chicago guard Doyle will be ‘great fit’ at KU
June 17, 2012
Florida International University basketball coach Isiah Thomas traveled to his hometown of Chicago last fall to land one of the recruiting sleepers in the Class of 2012 — Marshall High combo guard Milton Doyle.
Royals string together hits but fall to Cards, 10-7
June 17, 2012
The Kansas City Royals did just fine at the plate Saturday.
Humble coach, mentor deserves spotlight
June 17, 2012
Gospel of Luke, chapter 14, verse 11, reads, “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.”
What Floats Your Boat believed to have raised record amount for Van Go program
June 17, 2012
Hailey Freese owes much to Van Go, a local arts-based, job-training program that helps at-risk youths.
Russell Robinson savoring summer in Lawrence
June 17, 2012
Russell Robinson, who has played professional basketball in Spain and Turkey the past two seasons after a stint in the NBA Developmental League, says he’s thoroughly enjoyed competing overseas.
Garden Calendar: Summer perfect time to get a taste of nearby wineries
June 17, 2012
This summer is the perfect time to check out the growing selection of local wineries — with great vineyard views, cozy tasting rooms and opportunities to listen to music while responsibly enjoying a little liquid refreshment.
Youths to perform ‘You Can’t Take It With You’
June 17, 2012
The Lawrence Arts Center’s Summer Youth Theater is preparing to kick off performances of the classic Depression-era comedy “You Can’t Take It With You.”
Kovel’s Antiques: Chinese porcelain can be valuable if properly identified
June 17, 2012
Chinese porcelains of past centuries are selling for very high prices today.
Faith Forum: What’s your opinion of lay people getting ordained to perform wedding ceremonies?
June 17, 2012
Jeff Barclay and the Rev. Kent Winters-Hazelton answer.
Around and about in local business
June 17, 2012
Local business news for the week ending June 15, 2012.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
June 17, 2012
Road work planned for the week of June 18, 2012.
Retiree efforts
Attracting more retirees to Lawrence is a positive goal, but the idea of hiring a new staff person to pursue that goal needs to be considered as part of an overall economic development strategy.
June 17, 2012
Lawrence leaders are betting the city’s youthful feel might be just the attribute to draw more retirees to the community.
‘Falling Skies’ returns to lineup
June 17, 2012
Last year, Steven Spielberg produced two science fiction fantasies for television, “Terra Nova” and “Falling Skies.” ‘‘Nova,” the more anticipated and expensive of the two, fell by the wayside while the enormously popular “Falling Skies” (8 p.m., TNT) is now entering its second season.
Horoscope for June 17
June 17, 2012
For Sunday, June 17: This year you naturally seem to attract more optimistic people. You also demonstrate an ability to handle whatever you must. If you are single, you could meet someone who might not be all that he or she presents him- or herself to be. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from spending more special time together.
Transition in Egypt won’t be easy
June 17, 2012 in print edition on A8
Khairat el-Shater, the leading strategist of the Muslim Brotherhood, offered a stark warning last Tuesday as he prepared for this weekend’s final round of the presidential election: Egypt can make its transition to a new order the easy way, or the hard way.
Judicial restraint is overrated
June 17, 2012 in print edition on A9
Because judicial decisions have propelled American history, and because a long-standing judicial mistake needs to be rectified, the most compelling of the many reasons for electing Mitt Romney is that presidential elections shape two of the federal government’s three branches. Conservatives, however, cannot coherently make the case for Romney as a shaper of the judicial branch until they wean themselves, and perhaps him, from excessive respect for judicial “restraint” and condemnation of “activism.”
Hall of Fame: Liberty Hall celebrates a century of bringing community together
June 17, 2012
J.D. Bowersock surely never envisioned his elegant Beaux-Arts-style opera house with a Plexiglas dance floor and disco lights, people crammed shoulder-to-shoulder while Ike and Tina Turner rocked the stage, or even harboring unorthodox Christmas trees in its every nook and cranny.
Liberty Hall location saw fires, several rebuildings before 1911
June 17, 2012
Buildings at the corner of modern-day Seventh and Massachusetts streets date back to at least 1855. But none withstood the test of time — or fire — like present-day Liberty Hall.