Archive for Friday, May 4, 2012

Also from May 4

Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Polls
Should pharmacists be allowed to refuse to dispense contraception based on their personal beliefs?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
81%
Yes
 
16%
Not sure
 
1%
Total 1058
Have you listened to an audiobook?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
64%
No
 
35%
Total 397

Lead stories

12:29 a.m.
Katie Studebaker is president of Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen, and she also started the food pantry operation at First Christian Church. Studebaker helps stock the pantry with other volunteers recently at the church. It’s a ‘privilege’ to serve Lawrence says LINK matriarch Katie Studebaker
April 29, 2012
“I have to stay busy,” says Katie Studebaker. “I am not good playing cards.”
10:00 a.m.
baby chickens City officials tell Orscheln Farm and Home it can’t sell chickens or ducks from its Lawrence store
May 3, 2012
City officials confirmed on Thursday that they have notified Orscheln Farm and Home, 1541 E. 23rd St., that its long-standing practice of selling young chickens and ducks from its store is in violation of a city code crafted to regulate the raising of chickens in residential backyards.
2:00 p.m.
Jerry Fitzgerald, Ozawkie, lights a cigarette from a stool at the Perry Bar and Grill Monday, June 21, 2010. As of July 1, patrons will no longer be able to smoke in all restaurants and bars, with the exception being state-run casinos, when the statewide smoking ban goes into effect. In addition, smokers who choose to smoke outside must be ten feet from a public doorway when doing so. "I probably won't be at the bars as much," said Fitzgerald in response to a question regarding the challenges that such a law creates for smokers. Jensen urges legislators to reject bill to weaken indoor smoking ban
May 3, 2012
Jensen said that if enacted, the bill could hurt KU’s efforts to get National Cancer Institute designation for the Cancer Center.
6:00 p.m.
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, center, hosted a reception for outstanding Lawrence students on Thursday at Spooner Hall, encouraging them to enroll at their hometown university. KU doesn’t look far from nest for next group of Jayhawk scholars
May 3, 2012
Kansas University rolled out its red carpet to “townies” on Thursday, inviting top academic performers from Lawrence’s high schools to join KU’s chancellor, other KU and civic leaders, and KU students from Lawrence in the hopes of enticing some of the potential recruits to stick around Lawrence when they choose a college.
10:00 p.m.
Queen Shorter, left, and her niece Linda Hunter, both of Lawrence, fish at Lone Star Lake Saturday, April 21, 2012. Joining the two in background is Caleb Shorter, Hunter's nephew, from Tulsa, OK. Longtime Lone Star anglers find peace in quiet
April 29, 2012
Queen Shorter and her family, Lawrence transplants from the Mississippi Delta, can be found several evenings a week — and often on the weekends — fishing at the star-shaped lake appropriately named Lone Star, in southwest Douglas County.

All stories

Pump Patrol
May 4, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.42 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call 832-7154.
Carbondale woman arrested on charges of shoplifting more than $1,000 worth of goods
May 4, 2012
A 30-year-old Carbondale woman was arrested Friday morning on charges of shoplifting $1,149 worth of items from Walmart, 550 Congressional Drive, in September.
Topeka woman reports attack at Jayhawk Motel
May 4, 2012
A 22-year-old Topeka woman staying at Jayhawk Motel, 1004 N. Third St., reported a stranger knocked on her door, burst into her room when she opened the door and grabbed her.
Shredding events scheduled this month
May 4, 2012
Several local banks will hold free document-shredding events during the month of May.
The smoky smell of success: Area cookers share the secrets of barbecue for a good cause
May 4, 2012
When barbecue is your craft, sometimes things get a little saucy.
Lawrence woman reports stolen 1990 GMC van
May 4, 2012
• A 59-year-old Lawrence woman reported that her 1990 GMC van worth $1,000 was stolen from the 2200 block of Harper Street between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. Thursday, according to police reports.
Lawrence man reports stolen 2008 scooter
May 4, 2012
A 32-year-old Lawrence man reported that his 2008 scooter worth $1,200 was stolen through deception between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 12 a.m. Thursday from the 3300 block of Iowa Street, according to police reports.
Lawrence man reports stolen Pontiac
May 4, 2012
A 29-year-old Lawrence man reported his 1998 Pontiac worth $1,000 was stolen from the 2300 block of Iowa Street on April 14, according to police reports.
Softball fundraiser to benefit scholarship
May 4, 2012
An upcoming softball tournament in Shawnee will benefit a scholarship fund in honor of a Kansas University journalism alumnus who died last October at age 22, just months after his graduation.
Look! Up in the sky! It’s Supermoon! Due Saturday
May 4, 2012
The biggest and brightest full moon of the year arrives Saturday night as our celestial neighbor passes closer to Earth than usual.
Merchandise, cash stolen in Friday morning burglary of AT&T store on Sixth Street
May 4, 2012
Two suspects Friday morning burglarized the AT&T store, 4821 W. Sixth St., and stole several items inside the business, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence police spokesman.
27 people cited, mostly for underage drinking violations, in special patrol Thursday evening, early Friday
May 4, 2012
Officers on the Douglas County Fake ID 101 task force cited 27 people, mostly for underage drinking violations, Thursday night and Friday morning as part of a special patrol on the event of Kansas University’s Stop Day, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence police spokesman.
KU Medical Center in middle of abortion legislative fight
May 4, 2012
State Rep. Lance Kinzer, R-Olathe, speaking against an amendment to the bill that was sought by KU, said the school was using tax dollars to train medical residents in abortion procedures.
Ex-KU basketball player Marcus Morris enters diversion agreement for battery charge
04:31 p.m., May 4, 2012 Updated 06:06 p.m.
Former Kansas University and current NBA basketball player Marcus Morris has entered into a diversion agreement with prosecutors related to a February incident at a Lawrence nightclub.
Domestic violence victim advocates withdraw bid with SRS
May 4, 2012
The dispute focuses on a contract between the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services and the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence to provide services to low-income victims.
Lawrence man, 36, ordered to stand trial on rape charge
May 4, 2012
A Douglas County judge Friday ordered a 36-year-old Lawrence man to stand trial on a rape charge related to a domestic incident in April in the 2400 block of Ousdahl Road.
Big 12 formally introduces new commish Bowlsby
12:02 p.m., May 4, 2012 Updated 02:32 p.m.
Bob Bowlsby was apprehensive when he first met with a group of Big 12 school presidents about becoming the league commissioner.
Man who escaped from Lansing in April still free
May 4, 2012
A child sex offender who escaped from Lansing Correctional Facility on April 18 is still eluding authorities.
Douglas County takes advantage of low interest rates to save up to $940,000
May 4, 2012
Historic low interest rates have resulted in $940,00 worth of savings for Douglas County.
Pump Patrol
May 4, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.42 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call 832-7154.
KU student injured in bike crash
May 4, 2012
A 30-year-old Kansas University student was taken to the hospital with a concussion and abrasions after he crashed his bicycle Wednesday afternoon on Sunflower Road near Stauffer-Flint Hall, said Maj. Chris Keary, an assistant KU police chief.
Laptop stolen in burglary within Jayhawker Towers
May 4, 2012
A Kansas University student living in Jayhawker Towers reported a burglary and theft of a Mac laptop. He woke up to find someone in his apartment in Tower C and chased the suspect out and down the hall but was not able to describe the suspect, according to a media release from KU police. Police ask that anyone with information about the crime call the campus Crime Stoppers at 864-8888.
Ottawa man arrested in connection with April burglary
May 4, 2012
Lawrence police Thursday morning arrested a 32-year-old Ottawa man as a suspect in an April 14 burglary at a female Kansas University student’s residence.
$1,500 laptop stolen from campus library
May 4, 2012
A 23-year-old male Kansas University student reported someone took his $1,500 HP laptop from Anschutz Library as he took a smoke break between 11:45 a.m. and noon Wednesday, said Maj. Chris Keary, an assistant KU police chief.
Kick starter: Senior reserve sparks FSHS, 4-1
May 4, 2012
Most nights, senior Nikki Hutchison isn’t on the field for Free State High’s girls soccer games. Fortunately for the Firebirds, Thursday wasn’t like most nights.
Heard on the Hill: KU hires new vice provost for student affairs; researchers unveil one pretty huge learning map; student debt taking on increased focus in presidential campaign
May 4, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
25 years ago: Overcast skies fail to dampen spirits at Art in the Park
May 4, 2012
They came, they looked, they “shopped like crazy.”
FSHS baseball falls, 3-2
May 4, 2012
Free State pitchers Ryan Cantrell and Sam Hearnen combined to allow just six hits, but the Firebirds fell to Shawnee Mission East, 3-2 in nine innings, in high school baseball Thursday night.
FSHS softball splits with Cougars
May 4, 2012
Even after a 5-1 victory in the nightcap, Free State High softball coach Lee Ice couldn’t help but feel like his team let a game slip away in an 8-6 loss to Shawnee Mission Northwest in the opener on Thursday night.
How former Jayhawks fared (May 4)
May 4, 2012 in print edition on B2
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday’s NBA playoff games.
Big 12 selects Bowlsby
May 4, 2012
A teary-eyed Bob Bowlsby walked out of a Stanford auditorium to a roaring ovation from university coaches and staff members Thursday, leaving behind a lasting legacy at one of the nation’s top athletic programs for a conference in desperate need of a strong leader.
40 years ago: Rare pet leads owner, city workers on lengthy bird-hunt
May 4, 2012
Even the city workers attempted to help, bringing in one of their hydraulic-lift trucks.
Justice delayed
Kansas should find a way to step up its efforts to use untested DNA evidence to close unsolved criminal cases.
May 4, 2012
It comes down to looking for untested DNA evidence in unsolved cases, something done by several of the larger police agencies in Kansas — such as Topeka — which have cold case units designated to solving old crimes. But what about smaller Kansas law enforcement agencies with more limited resources?
100 years ago: Visitors take ‘auto tour’ of Lawrence area
May 4, 2012
“About fifteen autos were donated for the occasion….”
Elite college degrees may not pay off
May 4, 2012 in print edition on A8
It is something of a truism that whenever the federal government steps in, costs usually rise and efficiency declines. That is especially true when it comes to a college education, which President Obama promised during the 2008 campaign to make more affordable. “We’ve got to make sure every young person can afford to go to college,” he said then. Instead, tuition costs keep rising, along with the debt owed by increasing numbers of graduates, who are now campaigning — with bipartisan approval in an election year — for Congress to stop interest rates on their subsidized Stafford loans from doubling in July.
U.S. drone policy demands debate
May 4, 2012 in print edition on A8
During this week of retrospectives on the killing of Osama bin Laden, one of the most interesting public comments was White House counterterrorism chief John Brennan’s speech formally affirming that “the United States government conducts targeted strikes against specific al-Qaida terrorists, sometimes using remotely piloted aircraft, often referred to publicly as drones.”
Horoscope for May 4
May 4, 2012
This year you could evoke some dynamic reactions as you alternate between being fair and logical and being rigid and demanding. Incorporate all the above-mentioned traits in your interactions, and your relationships will benefit as a result. If you are single, you might misread a new friend. If you are attached, the two of you need to be aware of a tendency to get stuck in your individual thought processes.
Mommas square off in the kitchen
May 4, 2012
Mother’s Day arrives early as comic Ralph Harris (“On Our Own”) hosts the premiere of “My Momma Throws Down” (8 p.m., TV One). Each episode will pit two matriarchs against each other in a race to create their signature dishes. Contestants will be assisted (or distracted) by family members and judged by a rotating panel of chefs, restaurateurs and celebrities. This celebration of mothers and their recipes was created by the makers of “Iron Chef.”