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If the holder of a winning lottery ticket mistakenly throws it away and someone else discovers it, who is the owner of the ticket?

Poll results

Response Percent
The one who found the discarded ticket
The one who threw the ticket away
Not sure
Total 822

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Lawrence police called to medical emergency later determined to be unfounded
May 2, 2012
Several Lawrence police officers responded about 10:20 a.m. Wednesday to a medical emergency possibly related to a reported crime in the 3300 block of Yellowstone Drive, near Kasold Drive and Clinton Parkway.
Lawrence woman, 22, arrested for DUI
May 2, 2012
A 22-year-old Lawrence woman was arrested for DUI Tuesday night after she was accused of striking a parked vehicle in the 2000 block of Vermont Street.
Agency taking action against sex offenders following report
May 2, 2012
A September Journal-World investigation of Kansas sex offenders who fail to register when crossing state lines prompted a federal agency to take action and led to several arrests, said Tom Lanier, a chief inspector for the U.S. Marshals Service.
City trying to revoke bar’s liquor license
Public safety cited as reason after 3 violent incidents at Taste Lounge, Bar and Grill
11:31 p.m., May 2, 2012 Updated 08:58 a.m.
Lawrence city officials are seeking to revoke the liquor license of Taste Lounge, Bar and Grill based on public safety concerns.
Kansas Senate approves $14.4 billion budget plan
May 2, 2012
The Kansas Senate on Wednesday approved a $14.4 billion state budget for the next fiscal year after adding money for public schools and property tax relief.
Kansas Senate passes abortion bill, sending it to governor
May 2, 2012
A bill giving more legal protection to Kansas health care providers who refuse to participate in abortions was on its way Wednesday to Gov. Sam Brownback, despite concerns it would limit access to birth control and allow some professionals to block life-saving care.
Santa Fe Depot to host Train Day celebration May 12
May 2, 2012
The Santa Fe Station Depot Redux will have a celebration for Amtrak’s National Train Day from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 at the depot, 413 E. Seventh St. It’s the third annual Train Day event. The day, celebrated the Saturday closest to May 10, marks the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869.
Sertoma barbecue contest set for Saturday
May 2, 2012
The Lawrence Sertoma club is hosting its annual barbecue contest on Saturday at Broken Arrow Park, 31st and Louisiana streets.
School district wants clearer funding picture
Officials to wait on Legislature before making teacher salary proposal
May 2, 2012
Before making a proposal on teachers’ salaries, the Lawrence school district wants to see how much money it will receive from the state.
Lawrence resident named 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholar
May 2, 2012
A Lawrence resident who is a Topeka High School senior has been recognized as one of 141 students who are 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars.
Charge filed in knife incident
May 2, 2012
Douglas County prosecutors Wednesday filed an aggravated battery charge against a 42-year-old rural Lecompton man accused of cutting a man Tuesday night in an apartment in the 1800 block of West 26th Street.
New estimate shows $712 million deficit from tax cuts
May 2, 2012
If enacted, the tax cuts would start eating that surplus and produce a deficit of $146 million in two years and then grow to $712 million in six years, according to a state general revenue fund profile by the Kansas Legislative Research Department.
Appeal unsuccessful: NCAA denies hardship waiver for KU WR Justin McCay
Oklahoma transfer and Kansas City native will sit out 2012 season
04:14 p.m., May 2, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Not yet. So says the NCAA, which on Wednesday, after an appeal heard by the Subcommittee for Legislative Relief, denied the hardship waiver requested by Kansas University wide receiver Justin McCay, making the sophomore from Bishop Miege High ineligible to play during the upcoming season.
House kills Senate redistricting plan
May 2, 2012
A day after a bi-partisan plan to re-draw Senate district boundaries was approved in the Senate, conservative Republicans killed it in the House.
Gingrich ends campaign, no endorsement for Romney
May 2, 2012
Newt Gingrich can now call himself a former presidential candidate.
Government opposes request to shorten sentence from ex-KU employee convicted in ticket scandal
02:01 p.m., May 2, 2012 Updated 10:41 p.m.
Prosecutors on Wednesday urged a judge to reject a request by a former consultant for Kansas University to have his sentence shortened in a ticket scalping conspiracy that he helped conceal.
3 suffer minor injuries when helicopter crashes in Valley Falls
May 2, 2012
Three people suffered only minor injuries when a helicopter crashed in northeast Kansas.
Three people suffer minor injuries in helicopter crash in Jefferson County
May 2, 2012
Three people suffered only minor injuries when a helicopter crashed in northeast Kansas.
Four vehicles involved in wreck on U.S. 59
May 2, 2012
Two people were treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a Tuesday evening crash involving four vehicles on U.S. Highway 59 about 3 miles south of Lawrence.
Knology upgrade disrupts customer email, maintenance affects internet service
May 2, 2012
A Knology upgrade to internal systems disrupted some email accounts, said Rod Kutemeier, Knology general manager.
Town Talk: Printing company to undertake $1.3 million expansion in N. Lawrence; SLT opponents fill City Hall; ice already melting on rink proposal
May 2, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Greensburg to mark 5 years since tornado with play
May 2, 2012
Greensburg will mark the fifth anniversary of a tornado strike that wiped out much of the town and killed 11 people with a dramatic reading by locals of a new play about the disaster and its aftermath.
Bill seeks to allow smoking in Kansas bars
May 2, 2012
A House committee has approved a bill that would allow smoking in Kansas bars.
State gets custody of ex-doctor’s abortion files
May 2, 2012
A Kansas judge has granted a state board temporary custody of a former abortion provider’s patient files after hundreds of his records turned up in a recycling bin.
Gingrich, with campaign $4 million in debt, to abandon presidential run on Wednesday
May 2, 2012
As Newt Gingrich prepared to abandon his presidential bid, President Barack Obama saw it as an opportunity to swipe at Mitt Romney.
New congressional redistricting map advances; puts Douglas County entirely in 2nd
May 2, 2012
Earlier versions that gained traction in the House would have split Democratic strongholds, such as Kansas City, Kan., Topeka and Lawrence.
Democratic leader says Brownback-endorsed tax plan benefits big business at expense of low income
May 2, 2012
Wagnon, who served as revenue secretary under former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, said there are 38,000 limited liability corporations that would be affected. She said she did a search of the Kansas secretary of state’s databases and found 24 business entities related to Koch Industries that are LLCs and would be affected by the proposal. All of the companies are based in Wichita.
Burglaries reported at King Buffet, Jin Shan Buffet, Raco Car Wash
May 2, 2012
A burglary of the King Buffet restaurant, 1601 W. 23rd St., Suite 104, occurred between 8 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday as suspects broke a glass door and the dead-bolt lock on a wooden door to steal $500 from the cash register and an additional $400.
Parking meter, street signs stolen downtown
May 2, 2012
A Lawrence police officer reported a double case parking meter was stolen between 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday in the 600 block of Massachusetts Street.
Pump patrol
May 2, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.44 at several stations.
Annual KU walking tour slated for Friday
May 2, 2012
The public is invited to participate in retired Kansas University French professor Ted Johnson’s annual Stop Day Walking Tour of KU.
KU track teams ascend in rankings
May 2, 2012
Kansas University’s women’s track and field team jumped two spots to No. 5 and the men moved up two spots to No. 23 in this week’s U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association rankings.
N. Lawrence development project needs design guidelines, city says
May 2, 2012
City commissioners have opened the door for a downtown-style development to be built in North Lawrence, but commissioners want more details about its look and uses.
KU baseball edges UALR
May 2, 2012
Jordan Dreiling had four hits and three RBIs, and Alex DeLeon and Michael Suiter each hit three-run home runs as Kansas University outslugged Arkansas-Little Rock, 16-12, in nonconference baseball Tuesday at Hogan Field.
Xavier transfer visits UK
May 2, 2012
Former Xavier University combo guard Mark Lyons, who recently said he had not set dates for any campus visits, actually visited Kentucky’s campus on Monday, reports.
Heard on the Hill: Research on political donations’ effect on stock price featured in TIME; KU looking to hire new post to help interdisciplinary research; robot essay graders’ usefulness debated
May 2, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Snakebit Royals fall
May 2, 2012
Things were so bad for the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night that Jeff Francoeur was called out twice on a double.
25 years ago: Riverfront area considered for possible retail development
May 2, 2012
So far, any riverfront possibilities were still merely in the talking phase.
40 years ago: Local men set out for California on horseback
May 2, 2012
A front-page photo featured a few local residents setting out on an adventure.
100 years ago: Residents encouraged to decorate downtown for high-school visitors
May 2, 2012
“A large part of the entertainment for these visitors will be provided for by the University but the town will have its work to do.”
Lawrence soccer blanks SM North
May 2, 2012
Addison Campbell and Meredith Warinner scored first-half goals, and Lawrence High’s girls soccer team defeated Shawnee Mission North, 2-0, on Tuesday night.
Pair of Lions sign to play college athletics
May 2, 2012
Lawrence High seniors Zach Andregg and Tanner Click shared a signing ceremony Tuesday afternoon in the LHS library.
Cleavinger K’s 13 in LHS baseball victory
May 2, 2012
Garrett Cleavinger struck out 13 batters in six innings, and Lawrence High’s baseball team defeated Olathe East, 9-4, on Tuesday.
Free State softball sweeps defending champs Olathe Northwest
May 2, 2012
Free State High’s softball team swept defending state champion Olathe Northwest, 3-2 and 13-11, on Tuesday at FSHS.
Lions softball gives up 27 runs, no-hitter to Hawks
May 2, 2012
Lawrence High softball coach Nick Wood believed there were two main positives following his team’s 12-2 and 15-0 run-rule losses to Olathe East on Tuesday.
Missed chances burn Firebirds baseball
May 2, 2012
No one in Free State High’s baseball dugout ever would describe the team’s offense as potent this season, but touching home was a particularly arduous task for the Firebirds in a 7-1 Tuesday home loss to Olathe North.
Unbeaten Olathe East shuts out upset-minded Free State soccer
May 2, 2012
Beating the unbeaten is no easy task.
How former Jayhawks fared (May 2)
May 2, 2012 in print edition on B2
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of May 1.
Notre Dame coach Kelly: Transfers will help Weis, KU
May 2, 2012
The Notre Dame Club of Eastern Kansas welcomed Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly to town Tuesday, and Kelly spent the afternoon being serenaded by the school’s famous fight song and talking up the Fighting Irish.
Chicken enchiladas from scratch don’t require much time
May 2, 2012
The goal was simple — a recipe for mole chicken enchiladas that tastes authentic, but doesn’t take an authentic amount of time to prepare. And thanks to two easy time-saving tricks, it turned out to be easier than I expected.
Cocktail ‘diet’ cuts calories, not flavor
May 2, 2012
Some margaritas, for example, can pack upward of 1,000 calories. That’s an awful lot of empty calories for something that truly is just a minute on the lips. So with Cinco de Mayo coming up, we decided to give healthy makeovers to some suitable refreshments.
Term’s end spurs reflection
May 2, 2012
This Friday will be “Stop Day” at Kansas University, the day that signals the end of the teaching semester and the beginning of final examinations. Commencement will take place a week from Sunday.
Gas mystery
May 2, 2012
The editorial column Friday was titled “Gasoline prices are a mystery.” That is certainly true in Lawrence.
Forever wild
May 2, 2012
Wealthy Americans are using their millions to buy natural lands for state parks, nature preserves and even national parks. These foresighted individuals are preserving wildlands now before they disappear.
Lofty goals
The support of alumni and friends is essential to Kansas University’s success.
May 2, 2012
Approximately 300 Kansas University alumni, friends, university administrators and faculty members were invited to a program Saturday evening at Allen Fieldhouse to launch the public portion of the university’s $1.2 billion capital campaign.
Legalized drugs on agenda
May 2, 2012 in print edition on A6
When the recent Summit of the Americas in Colombia decided to commission a study on whether to decriminalize drugs, many thought that would be the end of it, and the whole thing would be quickly forgotten. Well, maybe not.
Horoscope for May 2
May 2, 2012
This year you focus on your creativity and eliminating the unnecessary. Value your time more, and others will value you more. If you are single, bathe in your popularity, which certainly will aid in drawing a special significant other into your life. If you are attached, your sweetie sees a new approach you’re taking and likes it.
Three cheers for Sue Heck on ‘The Middle’
May 2, 2012
“The Middle” (7 p.m., ABC) tends to get overlooked. And that’s the theme of tonight’s episode. It’s hard to get noticed when a show shares a night with “Modern Family,” the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series that has been singled out for critical love since before it debuted. If the show got any more praise, it would be “Mad Men.”