Archive for Friday, June 29, 2012

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Kaw Valley Kickball players Summer Dance Theatre performs "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" at the Lawrence Arts Center
Is your household debt higher or lower than it was a year ago?

Poll results

Response Percent
About the same
I don’t have any debt
I don’t know
Total 701
Do you own a bicycle?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes, but I don’t ride it
Total 508
The NBA draft was last night. Are you pleased with where former Jayhawks Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor ended up?

Poll results

Response Percent
I don’t care
I’m not sure
Total 514

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Reaney 23rd in swim prelims
June 29, 2012
A successful week at the U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials for Emma Reaney wrapped up Friday.
Ex-KU quarterback Jordan Webb picks Buffs
June 29, 2012
Former Kansas University starting quarterback Jordan Webb is headed from the Big 12 to the Pac-12.
Street sprints start Tour of Lawrence
June 29, 2012
Sixty men and 19 women gathered to compete in the 200-meter street sprints Friday on New Hampshire Street, between Seventh and Eighth streets, to kick off the fourth annual Tour of Lawrence.
Jayhawk pride: Morris twins ready to welcome Thomas Robinson to NBA
June 29, 2012
Their seats at the Prudential Center were in a different spot, but their emotions were the same.
KU commit Frankamp scores 13 at U17 World Championships
June 29, 2012
Conner Frankamp, a Wichita North senior-to-be who has committed to play basketball at Kansas University, scored 13 points and dished a team-high five assists as the USA men’s basketball team defeated Australia, 89-67, on Friday at the FIBA U17 World Championships in Kaunas, Lithuania.
KU’s Stigler, Geubelle move to Trials finals
June 29, 2012
Kansas University freshman Michael Stigler claimed a spot in the final of the 400-meter hurdles while junior Andrea Geubelle moved into the final of the long jump Friday at the U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field. Both will compete for spots on Team USA in their event finals Sunday.
Branding blunder
June 29, 2012
Years from now, the term “Obamacare,” like the term “Yankee” may have a very positive connotation for most people. It may become a term of approbation for much-needed 21st century health care reform.
Egg on his face
June 29, 2012
Our esteemed governor, Sam Brownback, has egg on his face because his bet on the repeal of the Affordable Health Care Act failed.
Post-birth concern
June 29, 2012
A recent letter from a “pro-life” Eudora woman states, “I will always advocate for those most helpless, especially the unborn.” Actually, most of the “unborn” don’t need much help until they are “born.”
Gov. gamble
June 29, 2012
Gov. Brownback owes the Kansas treasury $31.5 million. That’s the amount of Kansas’ money he sent back to the federal government after arrogantly and incorrectly handicapping the Supreme Court’s health insurance mandate decision.
In theatre, kids are welcome to act out
11:04 p.m., June 29, 2012 Updated 11:04 p.m.
The Lawrence Arts Center’s Summer Youth Theater program, or SYT, draws in about 300 third- through 12th-graders annually, says Averill, who has been coordinating SYT for nearly two decades.
Former KU baseball coach Floyd Temple dies
June 29, 2012
Former Kansas baseball coach Floyd Temple, who posted 438 wins from 1954 to 1981, passed away Friday at the age of 85.
Prosecutor alleges KU basketball players got pot from dealer
05:16 p.m., June 29, 2012 Updated 09:41 p.m.
A newspaper report says a Kansas man at the center of a large-scale marijuana case allegedly supplied the drug to multiple players from the 2010-11 Kansas men’s basketball team. The Kansas City Star reported Friday that an assistant U.S. attorney made the claim during a detention hearing for Samuel Villeareal III.
Kansas Supreme Court disbars Lawrence attorney
June 29, 2012
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday disbarred Lawrence attorney Stephen R. Robinson after he self-reported in 2010 that he co-mingled a client’s funds for a patent application with his personal account.
City manager recommends budget with new police officers, expanded transit hours, slight property tax increase
June 29, 2012
City Manager David Corliss has recommended his 2013 budget.
Traffic backed up on I-70 after accident
June 29, 2012
Traffic on Interstate 70 is close to a standstill and backed up from about the Lecompton interchange to mile marker 198, or about the Kasold overpass.
KU football completes signing class with addition of linebacker Jon Shelby
June 29, 2012
Kansas football coach Charlie Weis announced the addition of junior-college linebacker Jon Shelby on Friday.
No burn ban in Douglas County — at least not yet
June 29, 2012
As of Friday at least, there are no plans to put a burn ban into effect in Douglas County.
Kansas not among latest NCLB waiver recipients
June 29, 2012
Kansas isn’t among the latest five states granted relief from a No Child Left Behind requirement that all students test proficient in math and science by 2014.
Still plagued with problems, Kansas won’t make final payment on DMV software
11:02 a.m., June 29, 2012 Updated 02:16 p.m.
The state of Kansas will not pay the final 10 percent due on a new $40 million motor vehicle system until the company that installed it improves the program, which has caused long delays and lines at motor vehicle offices across the state since it was introduced in May.
Report: Kansas farmers planted huge corn crop
June 29, 2012
Kansas farmers planted 20.4 million acres this season to their four major crops of wheat, sorghum, corn and soybeans.
Large crowd gathers at Statehouse rally for religious freedom
11:00 a.m., June 29, 2012 Updated 04:16 p.m.
Roman Catholic bishops in Kansas are sponsoring a Statehouse rally over what their church views as attacks by the federal government on religious freedom.
Police busy with overnight incidents
June 29, 2012
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.
Lawrence likely to challenge Census numbers
June 29, 2012
New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday did nothing to clear up a mystery surrounding just how many people live inside the Lawrence city limits.
Kansas Court of Appeals rules district courts must have hearings before making child custody decisions
10:18 a.m., June 29, 2012 Updated 01:45 p.m.
A Kansas Court of Appeals panel ruled Friday that district courts must conduct an evidentiary hearing when making child custody decisions if a parent disputes facts listed in a recommendation by a court-appointed case manager.
Town Talk: Homebuilding activity slows in May; Rent-A-Center expanding at Malls site; a new arts position at City Hall and other topics to watch as city releases recommended 2013 budget
June 29, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Heard on the Hill: KU School of Law does well in student debt rankings; KU student running for state representative in Burdett; retired KU prof says Supreme Court’s Scalia is ‘letting it hang out’
12:01 a.m., June 29, 2012 Updated 01:31 p.m.
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
25 years ago: KU emissions run afoul of EPA regulations
June 29, 2012
Kansas University officials were receiving complaints this month about the foul odors frequently present near the KU power plant.
40 years ago: Local officials annoyed at AG’s involvement in drug raid
June 29, 2012
Another big drug raid headed by State Atty. Gen. Vern Miller took place this morning at seven Lawrence locations.
Kansas track duo advances at Olympic Trials
June 29, 2012
Kansas University junior Paris Daniels moved into the semifinals of the 200 meters, and freshman Michael Stigler advanced to the 400-meter hurdles semifinals on Thursday at the Olympic Trials.
Tour of Lawrence offers new incentive for state cyclists
June 29, 2012
In its previous three years of existence the Tour of Lawrence has proven to be a draw for local cyclists, but there will be even more incentive at the 2012 version of the local USA Cycling pro-am event.
Kings draft Robinson based on need
June 29, 2012
Kansas University’s Thomas Robinson was considered perhaps the most NBA-ready player in the draft and the Sacramento Kings need plenty of immediate help after missing the playoffs for a sixth straight season.
Hot competition
The Tour of Lawrence has become a popular annual event for bicyclists and local residents.
June 29, 2012
It sort of goes without saying that participants in the annual Tour of Lawrence bicycling event will be getting a warm welcome this weekend.
Registration kinks
Douglas County residents have been able to avoid many of the vehicle registration delays that have occurred in other Kansas counties.
June 29, 2012
People registering vehicles in Douglas County are facing far fewer problems and delays than people in some other parts of the state, including our neighbors to the east and west: Johnson and Shawnee counties.
Mexico may return to authoritarian party
June 29, 2012 in print edition on A8
With virtually all polls showing that soap opera star-looking candidate Enrique Peña Nieto, 45, is likely to win the July 1 elections, the big question is whether his victory would mean a return to Mexico’s corruption-ridden, authoritarian ways of the past. Although times have changed, that may very well happen.
Greece hasn’t hit bottom yet
June 29, 2012 in print edition on A8
This upscale suburb of Athens offers a snapshot of a country sliding toward bankruptcy. It’s an ugly picture, as expectations of prosperity and stability vanish, and fear begins to take over.
100 years ago: Family sues Lawrence Water Company for using contaminated water
June 29, 2012
“It is alleged in the petition that Mrs. White contracted typhoid fever from the use of water furnished by the Water company.”
KU golf pioneer Toalson elected to Hall of Fame
June 29, 2012
Bill Toalson, the first golfer to earn a scholarship at Kansas University, was elected to the Kansas Golf Hall of Fame on Thursday.
Jayhawks make Colombian Olympic soccer team
June 29, 2012
Kansas University sophomore soccer players Liana Salazar and Ingrid Vidal earned roster spots on the inaugural Colombia Olympic national team for the London Games later this summer.
KU swimmer misses Olympic Trials cut
June 29, 2012
Outgoing Kansas senior captain Stephanie Payne finished her final career swim in the second heat of the 200 fly preliminaries with a 2:18.38 time on Thursday at the U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials.
UFO chase finds nothing intelligent
June 29, 2012
“Chasing UFOs” (7 p.m., National Geographic) promises to do just that. But it’s so numbing in its repetitive nature and similar to a thousand other programs that by the time I was finished screening it, I was convinced that aliens had indeed arrived and destroyed all signs of intelligent life in the National Geographic organization.
Horoscope for June 29
June 29, 2012
For Friday, June 29: This year, curb “It’s my way or the highway” type of thinking. Move away from it, and you will gain. Understand that no one likes to be controlled. If you are single, do not fall for how someone seems to be. You are likely to attract someone who’s emotionally unavailable. If you are attached, schedule a couple of special weekends away together.
Kentucky claims top two spots, six total picks in NBA draft
June 29, 2012
Best in the country and No. 1 and 2 in the NBA draft. The celebration goes on for Kentucky’s kids.
To stick in the NBA, Taylor must defend
June 29, 2012
Wayne Simien, Julian Wright, Brandon Rush, Darrell Arthur, Xavier Henry, Cole Aldrich, Marcus and Markieff Morris, and Thomas Robinson. Two centers, five power forwards and two small forwards out of Kansas University have been chosen in the first round of the NBA draft since the last guard, Kirk Hinrich in 2003, earned the honor.
Nearby Nets draft Tyshawn Taylor after second-round slide
June 29, 2012
Tyshawn Taylor had heard all sorts of things from people once his name wasn’t called in the first round of Thursday’s NBA draft.