Archive for Friday, June 22, 2012

Also from June 22

On the street
Do you know anyone who has been transported via air ambulance?

Poll results

Response Percent
I don’t know
Total 343
How do you beat the heat?

Poll results

Response Percent
I stay inside, go shopping, catch a movie, etc.
I relish the heat
I go to the pool/lake
Total 415

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Deborah Gomez turns to walk away from the podium following a first appearance at the Douglas County Jail on Thursday, June 14, 2012. Gomez, along with her husband, Adolfo Gomez are each facing two counts of child abuse and five counts aggravated endangerment of a child. Adolfo Gomez is also facing one count of felony obstruction. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo Illinois mother in local abuse case says she was just as much a victim as the children
June 21, 2012
An attorney for a suburban Chicago woman accused in a Lawrence child abuse case after her children were found bound and blindfolded implicated her client’s husband on Thursday as the culprit in the case.
10:00 a.m.
Onlookers admire Lawrence's 2009 Fourth of July fireworks display. Bigger bangs: July 4 show to use larger fireworks
June 22, 2012
As area communities prepare to celebrate Independence Day, Lawrence is planning similar festivities to those in recent years — but with larger fireworks.
2:00 p.m.
Nicholas Sardina, 27, an Iraq veteran and a former Kansas University student, died Feb. 25, 2012, after an altercation earlier that day. Justin Gonzalez, a Mission resident, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in Sardina's death. Mission man charged in connection with Lawrence man’s death in February
June 22, 2012
Douglas County prosecutors have charged a man with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the February death of a 27-year-old Lawrence man after a fight near 14th and Kentucky streets.
6:00 p.m.
This is a view from the front balcony of the Senate chambers at the Topeka Capitol building. Several images were merged in Photoshop to created the panorama. Kansas could face big costs in redistricting lawsuit
June 22, 2012
The Kansas Legislature’s failure to redraw political boundaries this year could stick the state with hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal bills from parties involved in the resulting federal lawsuit, court records show.
10:00 p.m.
Local chefs compete in charity cookoff benefiting Friends of the Kaw
June 19, 2012
Summer cookouts are regular events around Lawrence, but a summer cook-OFF only happens once a year. The 3rd annual River City Cook-Off, a benefit for the Friends of the Kaw, is a chef competition that takes place this Sunday, June 24, at Abe and Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St.

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Move NBAF forward
Kansas leaders should continue to press their efforts to keep work on a new bio-defense lab moving forward.
June 22, 2012
Kansas worked hard to become the new home of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility. Now, Kansas must fight hard to keep NBAF.