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Senior Services providing free fans
June 28, 2012
Douglas County Senior Services Inc., 745 Vt., has 35 fans available for free for people 60 and older. Westar Energy employees donated the fans.
Hearing set in child abuse case
June 28, 2012
A Douglas County judge Thursday scheduled an Aug. 10 preliminary hearing for two suburban Chicago parents whose children were found bound and blindfolded earlier this month outside the Walmart in west Lawrence.
‘Day After’ cast, crew celebrate 30-year reunion
June 28, 2012
On a Saturday morning 30 years ago, Dennis Constance left home early. Wearing a tattered T-shirt and jeans, Constance was going to be in “The Day After,” the made-for-TV film about nuclear fallout. The movie was being filmed in Lawrence and ABC was in need of actors.
Police busy with overnight incidents
11:42 p.m., June 28, 2012 Updated 11:43 p.m.
Lawrence police arrested a 27-year-old Lawrence woman about 1 a.m. Thursday on Kansas Highway 10 after she fled from an attempted traffic stop near 23rd Street and Haskell Avenue.
Memorable hug, tears just part of emotional night for Thomas Robinson
Former KU forward taken fifth by Sacramento Kings
09:44 p.m., June 28, 2012 Updated 12:26 a.m.
Even though his name was called a couple of spots lower than he expected, the dip from No. 2 to No. 5 in Thursday’s NBA draft at the Prudential Center did nothing to spoil the moment for former Kansas University forward Thomas Robinson.
Sources say KU’s National Cancer Institute designation application was successful, formal announcement expected in July
08:19 p.m., June 28, 2012 Updated 01:26 p.m.
Kansas University’s Cancer Center will receive its long-sought National Cancer Institute designation, with a formal announcement expected in early July, sources said Thursday night.
Thomas Robinson selected fifth in NBA Draft by Sacramento; Tyshawn Taylor goes 41st, ends up in Brooklyn
07:00 p.m., June 28, 2012 Updated 10:06 p.m.
Former Kansas forward Thomas Robinson was selected fifth overall in the NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings.
Advocacy group for children launches new fundraiser
June 28, 2012
Douglas County CASA will host its inaugural fundraiser, CASABlanca, at 7 p.m. July 28 at Maceli’s, 1031 N.H.
Lawrence social service agency accepting applications for school supplies
June 28, 2012
The Douglas County East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation, or ECKAN, has begun accepting applications for its annual program that provides school supplies to children in need.
Prosecutors dismiss DUI charge against former KU, pro football player
June 28, 2012
Douglas County prosecutors Thursday dismissed a DUI charge against former Kansas University and NFL football player Elvis Patterson related to a June 4, 2011, traffic stop east of Lawrence.
Woman tries to evade police trying to make traffic stop
11:56 a.m., June 28, 2012 Updated 02:22 p.m.
Lawrence police arrested a 27-year-old Lawrence woman about 1 a.m. Thursday on Kansas Highway 10 after she fled from an attempted traffic stop near 23rd Street and Haskell Avenue.
Brownback: Wait for November to act on health care
June 28, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback said Thursday that he wants to wait until after the November presidential election to move Kansas toward compliance with a key provision of the federal health care overhaul upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Reactions from Kansas politicians on health care ruling
11:37 a.m., June 28, 2012 Updated 02:52 p.m.
Reactions from Kansas politicians about health care reform.
A look at federal health care overhaul in Kansas
June 28, 2012
Here is a look at where Kansas stands on implementing President Barack Obama’s federal health care overhaul, which the Supreme Court ruled Thursday can go forward:
Forecast: No relief in sight from Kansas heat
June 28, 2012
Forecasters see no relief in sight anytime soon from the scorching Kansas heat wave that has plunged the state into triple-digit temperatures.
Cherokee County jail escapee caught
June 28, 2012
A man who escaped from the Cherokee County jail Sunday has been arrested and returned to jail.
Kansas announces new fire marshal
June 28, 2012
An official from the Kansas Department of Revenue has been named state fire marshal.
Stocks drop after health care law is upheld
June 28, 2012
Stocks dropped sharply Thursday after the Supreme Court upheld the central provision of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, a requirement that almost all Americans carry health insurance.
Supreme Court ruling vindicates Obama on health care
June 28, 2012
Marking a pivotal point in the presidential campaign, the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Barack Obama’s sweeping federal health care law handed the Democratic incumbent crucial election-year vindication for his signature legislative accomplishment.
A look at the ruling upholding Obamacare
June 28, 2012
The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care law, including the most disputed part: the mandate that virtually all Americans have health insurance or pay a fine. The mandate was upheld under the federal government’s power to levy taxes.
Town Talk: New Census estimates show Lawrence still growing a little less than 1 percent a year; Panera Bread set to expand; skatepark improvements wrapping up
09:58 a.m., June 28, 2012 Updated 02:14 p.m.
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Supreme Court upholds key part of Obama health law
09:25 a.m., June 28, 2012 Updated 11:12 a.m.
The Supreme Court has upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
Bomb squad called to remove World War II-era grenades found in west Lawrence
June 28, 2012
Lawrence police called in a bomb squad from Leavenworth Wednesday afternoon to remove three World War II-era grenades that were found in the 4700 block of Carmel Court in west Lawrence.
9 burglary, theft charges filed against Topeka man, 19
June 28, 2012
Douglas Count prosecutors filed nine burglary and theft charges Wednesday against a 19-year-old Topeka man who is a suspect in several burglaries committed late Monday in southeast Lawrence.
Two Topeka men arrested in connection to burglary
June 28, 2012
Two Topeka men, both 43, were arrested Tuesday afternoon after they were stopped near U.S. Highway 40 and Kansas Highway 10 west of Lawrence.
Haskell student reports stolen MacBook Pro
June 28, 2012
A 19-year-old Haskell Indian Nations University student reported a 15-inch MacBook Pro worth $1,200 stolen from the 900 block of West 23rd Street. about 1 p.m. Monday, according to police reports.
Heard on the Hill: Chemistry prof vying for spot in U.S. Open tennis tournament; student featured in Wounded Warrior national marketing campaign; administrator sworn in on medical association board
12:01 a.m., June 28, 2012 Updated 11:40 a.m.
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Reaney takes 13th at trials
June 28, 2012
Lawrence native Emma Reaney, a soon-to-be sophomore at Notre Dame, was one of 16 swimmers to advance to Wednesday night’s semifinals in the 200 individual medley at the U.S. Olympic trials.
40 years ago: Continued existence of Gaslight Tavern fought out in courtroom
June 28, 2012
A motion to dismiss the injunction to close the Gaslight Tavern, 1241 Oread, was overruled.
County caution
The Douglas County Commission is being appropriately cautious about approving fairgrounds renovations.
June 28, 2012
Douglas County commissioners are taking a businesslike approach to a request for more than $3 million in renovations at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
100 years ago: Two Mass Street buildings deemed unsafe by inspectors
June 28, 2012
“Two Massachusetts street buildings have been examined and found to be unsafe and are in danger of being condemned by the city council.”
West can’t trust Egypt leaders
June 28, 2012 in print edition on A8
Throughout America’s history, there have been people who denied threats from our enemies. During the Revolutionary War, significant numbers sided with the British monarchy. Enablers in politics, the media and even religion helped Communism remain in power for seven decades in the Soviet Union. German Nazis had their U.S. apologists.
Helping Romney with NAACP speech
June 28, 2012 in print edition on A8
Dear Mitt Romney: I was pleased to hear that you have accepted an invitation to speak in July before the 103rd convention of the NAACP in Houston. In anticipation of that event, I have taken the liberty of writing a speech for you. It’s only a beginning, space limitations being what they are, but it should get you off to a solid start and you can take it from there. So, here it is:
Horoscope for June 28
June 28, 2012
For Thursday, June 28: This year security, romance and children are unusually high priorities. Like a true Cancer, you will be concerned with home and family. If you are single, you could leap from one romance to another. If you are attached, as a couple you could buy a house, spruce up your present abode, add a new addition and/or schedule a second honeymoon.
Charlie Sheen makes most of ‘Anger’
June 28, 2012
I’ve always considered “Two and a Half Men” to be “Frasier” dumbed down for vulgarians threatened by genuine wit. And Charlie Sheen’s new comedy, “Anger Management” (8 and 8:30 p.m., FX), follows in that tradition.
Charlie Weis knew his stuff all too well with Irish
June 28, 2012
The three captains — quarterback Dayne Crist, left tackle Tanner Hawkinson and pass-rusher Toben Opurum — also happen to rank among the most talented guys on the Kansas University football team, but it doesn’t always work that way.
Journal-World All-Area Baseball Team
June 28, 2012
Here’s a look at the Journal-World’s 2012 All-Area baseball team.
Butler’s blast boosts Royals past Rays, 5-4
June 28, 2012
On the hottest day this year in Kansas City, dehydration was starting to become a concern. Players were exhausted. Royals manager Ned Yost was starting to feel sorry for Tony Randazzo behind the plate, and he wasn’t even the umpire whose face had been bloodied in the game.
25 years ago: After fruitful leadership, Audio-Reader director retiring
June 28, 2012
At the time she had joined the organization, it had had two employees and five volunteers.