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Planners open to comments on transportation
June 23, 2012
Area residents who want longer hours for the city’s public transportation system or more sidewalks for pedestrians or wider roads to traverse the city have three more opportunities to weigh in on a new countywide transportation plan.
Police arrest burglary suspect after brief foot chase
June 23, 2012
Lawrence police arrested 29-year-old Darius Pierre Trammel, of Lawrence, for burglary, trespassing, criminal property damage, theft and obstruction of legal process after a call of suspicious activity in a parking lot at the 800th block of West 24th Street about 6 p.m. Saturday.
Air ambulances save time — and lives as result
June 23, 2012
A 4-year-old boy slips into a swimming pool, possibly injuring his head. A truck driver is struck head-on by a semi, ejecting him into a busy rural construction zone of a highway. A stroke victim has minutes to receive treatment with the hope of fully recovering brain function. In these scenarios, people in medical crisis — caused by illness or accident or trauma — were transported by air ambulance from Douglas County to an area hospital. Each was a helicopter ride that may have saved a life.
Democrats: Chances better with redrawn 2nd District
June 23, 2012
Now that Democratic-leaning Douglas County is entirely in the 2nd Congressional District, Democrats say they perceive an opportunity.
Radio club practices craft for Field Day
June 23, 2012
The Douglas County Amateur Radio Club on Saturday had its annual Field Day, when amateur radio members practice their skills by making contacts all over the world.
History comes to life at Territorial Days
June 23, 2012
Clutching a double-barrel 12-gauge shotgun, Charles Dugan stands in a field in Lecompton waiting for the clock to strike 2 p.m. At 2 p.m., Dugan and the similarly armed men huddled around him were to attack Fort Titus, the cabin 100 yards away. Their guns are filled with blanks, of course. But most of the children sitting in the nearby grass don’t seem to know that.
Lawrence man killed in two-car collision north of Baldwin City on Friday
04:45 p.m., June 23, 2012 Updated 04:55 p.m.
Lawrence resident Jeffrey S. Walton was killed in a two-car collision north of Baldwin CIty on Friday.
Bonner Springs police seeking information in possible abduction at Lion’s Park Friday
June 23, 2012
The Bonner Springs police department is asking the public for more information to help determine whether a child was abducted Friday at Lion’s Park.
Pump patrol
June 23, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.47 at several stations.
Shawnee man cited in altercation between drivers
June 23, 2012
Lawrence police cited a 37-year-old Shawnee man with a notice for battery, criminal damage to property, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license after attacking another driver.
Man arrested after police chase
June 23, 2012
Lawrence police arrested Tyrone D. Edwards, a 36-year-old Lawrence man with five outstanding warrants, after a short foot pursuit Friday morning.
Woman pleads no contest in robbery
June 23, 2012
Melanie Spanky Faye Brooks, a 24-year-old rural Eudora woman, is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 8 for crimes connected with a March 5 robbery at the Days Inn, 730 Iowa.
Man faces 3 counts in bank robbery case
12:06 a.m., June 23, 2012 Updated 04:06 p.m.
A 26-year-old Lawrence man will face trial on two counts of robbery and one count of attempted robbery, a Douglas County District Court judge ruled on Friday.
100 years ago: ‘Mimic war’ planned for Lawrence area this summer
June 23, 2012
“There is little doubt but that it will be one of the biggest engagements in which militia men have ever taken part during peaceful times.”
Horoscope for June 23
June 23, 2012
For Saturday, June 23: This year you will use your intuition to guide you. Some of you might start a spiritual study and/or choose to travel. If you are single, you could make the acquaintance of someone unusual, who also could be an eye-opener. If you are attached, you need to judge less and be more open to your sweetie’s thought process.
Behind the Lens: Subject-driven photo projects unique, interesting
June 23, 2012
As a newspaper photographer, my subject matter is often assignment-driven and specific. While it can be interesting and rewarding, I, like many photographers, also enjoy pursuing personal photo projects.
25 years ago: Search for discarded radioactive material turns up empty
June 23, 2012
A search had not been made at the landfill itself.
Leroy library to host reception for former LHS coach BIll Freeman
June 23, 2012
A reception is scheduled for former Lawrence High School football and track coach Bill Freeman from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the Leroy city library.
40 years ago: Looking for dinner on the cheap? Try Burger Chef!
June 23, 2012
Their ad proclaimed that “You Can’t Cook Hamburgers at Home for These Prices!”
Obama oversteps on immigration order
June 23, 2012 in print edition on A6
“With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations (of immigrants brought here illegally as children) through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed.”      — President Obama, March 28, 2011       Those laws remain on the books. They have not changed. Yet Obama last week suspended these very deportations — granting infinitely renewable “deferred action” with attendant work permits — thereby unilaterally rewriting the law. And doing precisely what he himself admits he is barred from doing. Obama had tried to change the law. In late 2010, he asked Congress to pass the DREAM Act, which offered a path to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants. Congress refused.
Lifetime movie a mixed bag
June 23, 2012
Stars best known for sitcom work take on a deadly serious topic with decidedly mixed results. Courteney Cox (“Cougar Town”) directs and stars in “Talhotblond” (8 p.m. Saturday, Lifetime), a harrowing tale of Internet deception that leads to obsession and murder.
The roots of Egypt’s fight for power
June 23, 2012 in print edition on A6
Last month, while visiting Egypt, I did a fascinating interview with a former Muslim Brotherhood leader named Mohammed Habib, who quit the group because its leaders had made dirty deals with Egyptian generals in the past.