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Man ticketed in U.S. 59 crash
June 18, 2012
Douglas County Sheriff’s officers have ticketed a 62-year-old Missouri man for failing to stop at a stop sign after a June 6 crash on U.S. Highway 59 involving two semitrailers.
Trial under way in child sex crime case
11:56 p.m., June 18, 2012 Updated 07:25 a.m.
Douglas County prosecutors in a Eudora sex crime case plan to show jurors video of the suspect’s interview with police that includes statements he might not have had control of his mental capacities during the alleged acts.
Hutchinson man gets 2 years for Obama threat
June 18, 2012
A Hutchinson man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for threatening the president of the United States, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in a news release Monday.
KUMC bus route could fall victim to budget
June 18, 2012
Proposed public transportation cuts in Johnson County would shut down the county’s only route that serves Kansas University Medical Center.
Funeral held for Bramlage family
June 18, 2012
More than 2,000 people packed a Kansas school auditorium Monday to celebrate and mourn six members of a Junction City family who died when their private plane crashed in Florida.
Drug case highlights growing problem
Woman facing charges after man died from fentanyl toxicity
June 18, 2012
Law enforcement officers say they continue to see prescription drugs as a valuable commodity in the criminal world.
$42 million Lawrence police facility and staffing needs could require both sales and property tax increases
June 18, 2012
City budget officials have prepared a projection that shows it could take both a sales tax and property tax increase to fund a list of Lawrence Police Department facility and staffing needs that have grown to $42 million.
KU dining renovations to offer students more food options
June 18, 2012
As Gertrude Sellards Pearson Hall reopens in the fall after a $13.1 million renovation, it will have a revamped food service area with new dining options.
KU announces addition of Milton Doyle to basketball team
Chicago Marshall High guard enrolled in summer school
02:25 p.m., June 18, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Milton Doyle has officially joined KU’s basketball team.
Around and About for June 16, 2012
June 18, 2012
Area students attending Kansas State University earned honors for their academic performance in spring 2012. To qualify, students must earn a GPA of 3.75 or above.
Moving days: Kansas legislators relocating to fulfill residency requirement
June 18, 2012
Redistricting may have produced a brief surge of business for moving companies. At least a half-dozen legislators recently moved to establish residency in newly drawn districts. The strategy has produced some criticism.
Kansas family who died in plane crash remembered
11:02 a.m., June 18, 2012 Updated 02:18 p.m.
A Kansas family of six who died in a Florida plane crash are remembered for their kindness and generous contributions to their community and Kansas State University.
Gov. has until July 12 to fill NE Kansas judgeship
June 18, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback has until July 12 deadline to pick one of three attorneys nominated to fill a district court judge’s position in northeast Kansas.
Motorcyclist hits deer on U.S. Highway 40
10:57 a.m., June 18, 2012 Updated 01:35 p.m.
A 55-year-old Topeka man was injured Saturday morning after his motorcycle struck a deer on U.S. Highway 40 in western Douglas County.
Town Talk: Police Dept. needs total $42M and likely would require both sales and property tax increases; new report warns of homeless problems downtown once shelter leaves; tennis talk deferred
June 18, 2012
News and notes from around town.
Offline information resources dwindling
June 18, 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.
Heard on the Hill: Fake museums looking to snap up fish specimens; KU Alzheimer’s disease research is picking up; Spencer library celebrates ‘Bloomsday’
June 18, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
We shouldn’t take luck for granted
June 18, 2012 in print edition on A8
The commencement season is over and — who would have guessed it? — the two most interesting speeches to graduates were delivered within 11 miles of each other. Over the years there have been hundreds of thousands of such speeches, ranging from the cloying and forgettable to the historic and immortal. I don’t remember a word of the speeches at my high school graduation, and all that I remember from my college graduation is that Arthur Fiedler got an honorary degree. There was a time when everyone knew his name; today he’s remembered, if at all, as a distant relative of quarterback Jay Fiedler, who actually earned his degree from the very same college.
25 years ago: Recent collision reminds officers of rarely-used bicycle law
June 18, 2012
The rider had been cited for riding on the roadway when an established city bike route was readily available.
40 years ago: New Knights of Columbus Hall dedicated
June 18, 2012
Grand Knight Jerry Albertson estimated that the building had cost $250,000.
100 years ago: Uniform dress code ordered for Lawrence police
June 18, 2012
“Heretofore police officers have presented a variegated collection of suits and hats, so that no two men on the force were dressed alike.”
Kansas’ Christian Garrett back from hoops/ministry trip
June 18, 2012
Kansas University sophomore basketball player Christian Garrett is seeing the world during a memorable spring/summer of 2012.
Guess who’s coming to dinner?
Table set for summer series
June 18, 2012
Inspired by a question posed in one of our weekly Kansas University football chats, we would like to introduce the first installment of a summer series that will take you on a trip down memory lane.
Royals win in 15th
Betancourt homer sinks Cards
June 18, 2012
Yuniesky Betancourt started the game on the Kansas City bench. He ended it by getting the biggest hit of the day.
Bankruptcies
June 18, 2012
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
How to help: Tour of Lawrence volunteers sought
June 18, 2012
Heartland Community Health Center is looking for volunteers to help out during this year’s Tour of Lawrence.
Marriages
June 18, 2012
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending June 15, 2012.
Diversity measures
June 18, 2012
On June 10, you published an op-ed by George Will, which was entitled, “Higher Education bubble will pop.” In this article, Will derides the plethora of well-meaning but expensive initiatives to support programs promoting and enforcing “diversity” and its variants.
Success stories
It’s great to see former KU basketball players moving on to successful careers both on and off the court.
June 18, 2012
Kansas University basketball fans have a special attachment to Jayhawk players, and it’s fun to follow their lives and careers after they leave Mount Oread.
City sells out
June 18, 2012
The June 13 Journal-World presented news that the city plans to create new outdoor gallery, exhibition and performance space for the Lawrence Arts Center (so far so good!). However, the space is the site of the current Salvation Army building, south of the LAC.
CBS throws stones at ‘Glass House’
June 18, 2012
Viewers of “The Glass House” (9 p.m., ABC) can judge for themselves just how similar it is to CBS’ long-running summer time-waster “Big Brother.”
Horoscope for June 18
June 18, 2012
For Monday, June 18: This year your ingenuity seems endless. You nearly always find a solution — so much so that others often seek you out when they face a problem. If you are single, opportunities to meet people come forward with ease. If you are attached, do not dominate the relationship, as you sometimes do.
Fix-It Chick: Correct an uncooperative door
June 18, 2012
If you have a door that opens or shuts on its own, it could be a poltergeist, but more likely the house has settled and the door frame is no longer square.
River City Jules: The Male Midlife Crisis
June 18, 2012
“Every man will go through a midlife crisis. They either bring home a new car or a new woman,” I clearly remember my grandmother, Mama, telling me throughout most of my adult life. “Boy, was I happy when your grandfather came home in a red sports car!”
Daytripper: Omaha’s outstanding offerings
June 18, 2012
Just about 200 miles away from Lawrence, Omaha, Neb., offers summer fun galore.
Great American Backyard Campout promotes time outdoors
June 18, 2012
School’s out, and it may be getting hot, but that doesn’t mean kids have to stay in. June is Great Outdoors Month, as first declared by President Bill Clinton in 1998. In the spirit of getting outside, the National Wildlife Federation is putting on the Great American Backyard Campout on Saturday. The group encourages families to stay outdoors together and break out of the usual summer routine.
Actors Riggle, Rudd, Sudeikis to host celebrity fundraiser for K.C. children’s hospital
June 18, 2012
Kansas University alumnus Rob Riggle anticipates a full house this weekend as he once again teams up with fellow actors Paul Rudd, also a KU alumnus, and notorious Jayhawk fan Jason Sudeikis, to co-host the third annual Big Slick Celebrity Weekend, a benefit for Children’s Mercy Hospital.
Offbeat Occupation: Bitten by the grooming bug at a young age
June 18, 2012
Shelbie Harrell is only 22 but has had an eight-year career. Harrell grooms dogs at Pawsh Wash, 1520 Wakarusa Drive. She’s been doing it since she was a teenager.
Baby technology: From must-have gadgets to modern marvels, there’s a wide range to make parents’ lives easier
June 18, 2012
Before their first child arrived, Lindsay Vise and her husband — like many new parents — encountered more than they expected when they walked into a store to register for baby gifts. “It was just completely overwhelming,” Vise said. “We just had no idea. We didn’t know what we needed and what we didn’t.”
Puree excitement: Parents baby their little ones with homemade food
June 18, 2012
Some local babies may never recognize the Gerber baby face. That’s because their baby food doesn’t come from a jar — instead, it comes from their own kitchens.
Bite Sighs: Three-in-one apple cake
June 18, 2012
I really like cake mixes. They’re stable and extremely versatile.
Double Take: The Ugly Meter app a tool for bullying in the wrong teen hands
June 18, 2012
The Ugly Meter. Sounds like something from a young adult novel, but it’s actually an app a lot of teens and tweens have downloaded to their phones.
Lawrence Laundry: Garage sale season
June 18, 2012
It’s summertime in Lawrence and prime season for one of my favorite Saturday activities: garage sales.
Divorces
June 18, 2012
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending June 15, 2012.