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Cyclists roll into town for Tour of Lawrence
June 25, 2012
The Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau expects more than 600 cyclists from all over the country to race Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Lawrence during the fourth annual Tour of Lawrence.
City to consider incentives for ‘arts zone’ in East Lawrence
June 25, 2012
City commissioners will consider approving about $500,000 worth of incentives to spur a project that is being touted as a boon to both the arts scene and East Lawrence.
Move over, meat: Grilling veggies and fruit puts a new spin on summer tradition
Hint of charcoal makes side dishes sizzle
June 25, 2012
America, where you’re free to grill whatever you want.
Lawrence man pleads no contest to threatening teen with chain saw
June 25, 2012
A 30-year-old Lawrence man pleaded no contest Monday to making a criminal threat in connection with an April incident in which he was accused of scaring a 15-year-old boy with a chain saw.
$1 million gift to benefit KU Medical Center
04:20 p.m., June 25, 2012 Updated 07:39 a.m.
A donor has expanded his giving to Kansas University, supporting a new $1 million Kathleen M. Osborn Chair in Molecular and Integrative Biology at KU Medical Center in memory of his late daughter.
Kobach says Kansas has green light on illegal immigration crackdown
03:40 p.m., June 25, 2012 Updated 11:49 p.m.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday on illegal immigration gives legislators in his home state a “green light” for a crackdown, but his fellow Republicans still aren’t all behind him.
Around and About for June 23, 2012
June 25, 2012
Forty-nine Kansas University students recently received more than 75 awards and scholarships totaling more than $119,000 given by the department of theater during the annual Stage Supper. Area students are listed below.
Little relief expected from blazing temperatures
02:17 p.m., June 25, 2012 Updated 10:09 a.m.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is urging Kansans to stay indoors and keep cool after the National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory Warning for Lawrence and other parts of Kansas from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.
One person injured in crash at Sixth and Maine streets
01:25 p.m., June 25, 2012 Updated 12:03 a.m.
At least one person was taken to the hospital after a crash Monday afternoon at Sixth and Maine streets, a dispatcher said.
Court rejects corporate campaign spending limits
June 25, 2012
The Supreme Court on Monday reaffirmed its 2-year-old decision allowing corporations to spend freely to influence elections. The justices struck down a Montana law limiting corporate campaign spending.
3-story cactus in Kansas is blooming, likely dying
June 25, 2012
The Agave americana plant, commonly known as the century plant, generally lives about 30 to 40 years, blooms once and then dies. That’s what is happening to the plant owned by Ed and Joyce Ward of Chase for 36 years. It’s begun to bloom and appears likely to die within days, Ed Ward said.
Initial plaintiff in remap case submits legal bills
June 25, 2012
The Kansas City-area woman who filed a federal lawsuit over political redistricting in Kansas is asking to have more than $45,000 in legal bills covered by the state, bringing its total potential cost to more than $700,000.
High court rejects part of Arizona immigration law
June 25, 2012
The Supreme Court struck down key provisions of Arizona’s crackdown on immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion on checking suspects’ status could go forward.
Town Talk: Site once proposed for Lowe’s now planned for apartments; rumors of a national sporting goods store other than Dick’s; weekly land transfers, including LMH news
June 25, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Land transfers for the week ending June 18
June 25, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Heard on the Hill: Lawyers looking for jobs might want to think rural, article says; Jayhawk-loving boxer Victor Ortiz loses bout in upset on Saturday; KU research on shoes gets worldwide chatter
12:01 a.m., June 25, 2012 Updated 10:51 a.m.
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
June 25, 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.
25 years ago: Racing across U.S., bicycle riders expected to zip through Lawrence today
June 25, 2012
The Dillons Super Store, 3000 W. Sixth, was an official race stop for the riders.
River City Jules: Van excavation
June 25, 2012
Apparently I had not cleaned out my car since September.
KU track star Diamond Dixon earns spot on U.S. Olympic team
June 25, 2012
The dream season for Kansas University track star Diamond Dixon continued on Sunday, with the KU sophomore earning a spot on the 4x400-meter U.S. Olympic team which will compete next month in London.
June 25, 2012
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending June 22, 2012.
June 25, 2012
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending June 22, 2012.
Worthwhile trial
The city of Lawrence has little to lose by giving a natural gas-powered vehicle a trial run.
June 25, 2012
The city has little to lose by exploring the option of compressed natural gas vehicles.
Pro-life rebuttal
June 25, 2012
I have to respond to Anna Slemmer’s letter to the editor on June 20 ridiculing those who are pro-life.
American values
June 25, 2012
Lapel pin patriot (LPP), this is what I call people who believe that having an American flag on their house or on their lapel makes them an American. Well there is a lot more to being an American than that.
40 years ago: Lawrence City Band represents cross-section of population
June 25, 2012
A front page article this week featured the Lawrence City Band, whose members came from all walks of life.
Time to pick teams for an all-Jayhawks game of H-O-R-S-E
Writers ponder ‘best’ opponents in latest installment of summer series
June 25, 2012
It’s one of the oldest and easiest games of basketball known to man and also the setting for Part II of our summer series of fun and memorable questions that cover some of the biggest and best names in Kansas University sports history.
Lawrence Raiders shut down Topeka in 8-0 rout
June 25, 2012
The Lawrence Raiders clicked on all cylinders against the Topeka Capitals on the way to an 8-0 run-rule victory Sunday in their final game of the Kansas University tournament at Hoglund Ballpark.
100 years ago: Mayor pushes for completion of street projects
June 25, 2012
“If Lawrence could borrow a good steam roller, it could be used to advantage on the streets.”
HBO film explores online fame
June 25, 2012
The 2012 documentary “Me the Zoo” (8 p.m., HBO) examines the curious contemporary phenomenon of instant Internet celebrity.
Fix-It Chick: Replumb a door
June 25, 2012
A properly hung door stays shut when you want it shut and open when you want it open. If you have a door that continually defies your wishes, chances are the door is out of alignment.
Royals waste four homers in 11-8 loss to Cardinals
June 25, 2012
Losing is always tough. Wasting four home runs in an 11-8 setback to St. Louis felt particularly galling to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.
How to help: Lawrence Community Shelter looking to boost its volunteer force
June 25, 2012
Lawrence Community Shelter, 214 W. 10th St., is looking for more community members to join its dedicated volunteer force.
2012 Journal-World All-Area girls track team
June 25, 2012
The 2012 Journal-World All-Area Girls Track Team.
2012 Journal-World All-Area boys track team
June 25, 2012
The 2012 Journal-World All-Area Boys Track Team.
Enter your photos in Pet Post Idol contest
June 25, 2012
Think you have the best-looking pet in town? Put it to a vote.
Lawrence Laundry: KC fashion show is redeeming
June 25, 2012
A few weekends ago, I walked into a well-dressed, hat-wearing crowd of Kansas City folk preparing to feast their eyes upon 18 local fashion designers’ Triple Crown-inspired collections.
Double Take: Daughter’s road trip a rite of passage
June 25, 2012
Dear Dr. Wes and Miranda: Please publish this as quickly as you can because I have to make a decision. My daughter and her two girlfriends want to take a senior road trip before college starts in the fall. I didn’t like the idea when they brought it up in March but thought it was going to be a moot point due to cost. Then gas prices went down, so now it’s on again.
Government leaks are nothing new
June 25, 2012 in print edition on A8
It’s hard for a journalist to be objective on the subject of leaks, a bit like asking a lawyer if he thinks litigation is a good method for resolving disputes. People in the news business always have a bias toward more information, even on sensitive subjects involving intelligence policy.
Horoscope for June 25
June 25, 2012
For Monday, June 25: This year you make a major change involving your personal and/or domestic life. You have been weighing the pros and cons of a matter that has been making you sad. Finally, discussions can happen. If you are single, you might be up for a change of pace. If you are attached, an open exchange between you and your partner will lead to solutions.