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Chicago prep guard pays KU a visit
May 14, 2012
Kansas University may soon be adding a reinforcement to its backcourt for the 2012-13 men’s basketball season.
British Car Club to host show June 10
May 14, 2012
The Lawrence All British Car Club is hosting its fifth annual car and motorcycle show on June 10.
Class on boating safety set for Saturday
May 14, 2012
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a one-day boating safety class to the public on Saturday.
Man accused of causing disturbance at hotel early Monday arrested
May 14, 2012
Lawrence police arrested Michael Anthony Hughes, 34, of Kansas City, Kan., after he was accused of causing a disturbance early Monday at Motel 6, 1130 N. Third St.
Woman found injured in apartment hallway early Saturday
May 14, 2012
Police are investigating an incident from early Saturday morning in which a woman was found injured in the hallway of an apartment in the 1700 block of West 24th Street.
Coroner identifies deceased inmate at Douglas County Jail
May 14, 2012
Kansas Bureau of Investigation Deputy Director Kyle Smith said Monday that KBI agents were conducting interviews and awaiting final autopsy results, including a toxicology report, which could take several weeks.
Lawrence woman accused of cutting man’s hand with steak knife
May 14, 2012
A 44-year-old Lawrence woman was arrested on an aggravated battery charge early Monday after she was accused of cutting a man’s hand with a steak knife during a domestic disturbance in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane.
Man injured in scooter accident Thursday in serious condition
May 14, 2012
Darrin Pease, 40, of Baldwin City, was listed in serious condition Monday at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., said Bob Hallinan, a hospital spokesman. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said Peace was injured in a scooter accident Thursday night near Douglas County State Fishing Lake.
Proposals to expand dredging cited as peril to Kansas River
May 14, 2012
A proposal to increase sand and gravel dredging along the Kansas River has placed the body of water on a list of the most endangered rivers in the country.
Kansas University School of Pharmacy 2012 graduates
May 14, 2012
KU School of Pharmacy degrees granted since May 22, 2011.
Statehouse Live: Tax cuts at center of dispute in Legislature
05:11 p.m., May 14, 2012 Updated 05:19 p.m.
During a meeting of the House Republican caucus, Majority Leader Arlen Seigfried, R-Olathe, said Brownback’s Budget Director Steve Anderson would soon release a “dynamic scoring model” that will show the positive effect of tax cuts cycling back through the economy.
Reality TV, religion give birth to top baby names
May 14, 2012
Reality TV is giving birth to some of the most popular baby names. No, not Snooki. But Mason, as in Kourtney Kardashian’s son, jumped 10 spots to become the second most popular name for newborn boys in 2011.
Lawrence city commissioners to start crafting 2013 budget
May 14, 2012
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday will start crafting a 2013 budget by getting a reminder about basic check book management — you should have more revenue coming in than expenses going out.
Basehor resident accused of hiring a man to kill his wife for $1,800
May 14, 2012
A 37-year-old Basehor man who has Douglas County ties is in federal custody, accused of hiring a man to kill his wife.
Advocates urge funding of assistance for victims of domestic violence in Kansas
May 14, 2012
Advocates for victims of domestic violence on Monday urged legislators to approve $1 million for services, saying that assaults are increasing.
Missouri lawmaker’s vow: No Jayhawk license tags on his watch
May 14, 2012
Take it as a sign that even though the University of Missouri is leaving the Big 12 Conference, its rivalry with Kansas University is alive and well.
Owner of East Lawrence recycling center seeks to acquire property to address neighbors’ concerns
May 14, 2012
A battle over the future of an East Lawrence recycling center that has drawn the ire of neighbors may be averted.
Lawrence police ask for public’s help in search for man who has been missing for two days
12:53 p.m., May 14, 2012 Updated 05:09 p.m.
Lawrence police are asking for helping in locating a 23-year-old Lawrence man reported missing Saturday evening.
Firefighters set damage to home at $75,000 in Saturday morning blaze
May 14, 2012
Fire investigators have determined a fire early Saturday caused $75,000 worth of damage to a home at 1730 Lake Alvamar Drive.
Around and About for May 12, 2012
May 14, 2012
Forty-eight new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center on April 13 in Yoder. The officers, who began their training Jan. 9, represented 36 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas.
High school guard Milton Doyle expected to visit KU on Monday
May 14, 2012
Kansas University is expected to receive a visitor Monday in 6-foot-4 guard Milton Doyle.
Town Talk: 12th and Haskell Recycling center strikes deal to move one block north; old home in 1300 block of Haskell may get razed; city finances tightened in 2011
10:37 a.m., May 14, 2012 Updated 10:53 a.m.
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Immigration measure rejected in budget talks
May 14, 2012
A proposal to require government contractors in Kansas to use the federal E-Verify database to ensure employees aren’t illegal immigrants won’t survive legislative negotiations over the state budget.
Budget talks resume with much work remaining
May 14, 2012
Legislators are returning to the Statehouse to finish work on the proposed $14 billion Kansas budget for 2013.
Kansas State hires top scientist
May 14, 2012
Kansas State University has hired an internationally known pharmacology expert to direct a center at the university involved with improving animal health and food safety.
Two people remain hospitalized with injuries from Saturday night accident in Perry
10:00 a.m., May 14, 2012 Updated 10:25 a.m.
Two people remained hospitalized Monday after a two-vehicle crash about 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Perry initially sent four people to area hospitals.
Sasha Kaun’s team falls in title game
May 14, 2012
Former Kansas University center Sasha Kaun’s CSKA Moscow team was stunned by Olympiacos, 62-61, in the Euroleague title game on Sunday.
Heard on the Hill: Pearson residents participate in Indiana Jones romp through campus; KU looking for advocates to pair with nonprofits; KU research looks at the effect of stigmatizing obesity
May 14, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Coach: FSU should give Big 12 a look
May 14, 2012
Florida State athletic director Randy Spetman told the Orlando Sentinel on Friday that his school is “committed” to staying in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Spetman may be the only one who thinks that way.
Offbeat Occupations: Bartender shakes things up by creating cocktails
May 14, 2012
On a Sunday night in April, Katy Wade, 29, works behind the bar of 715, at 715 Mass.
‘Smash’ goes out without bang
May 14, 2012
“Smash” (9 p.m.), NBC’s ambitious and highly promoted musical drama, wraps up tonight. It’s taken a whole season to build up the kind of soap-opera froth it should have generated in the early going.
How former Jayhawks fared (May 14)
May 14, 2012
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in the NBA playoffs on Sunday, May 13, 2012.
May 14, 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.
Baker graduate named a 2012 CNN Hero for work with refugee children
May 14, 2012
Baker University graduate Mark Kabban knows firsthand the power of sports to foster change and is now sharing that lesson with others. Kabban is the program coordinator for Youth and Leaders Living Actively, a soccer and tutoring program in San Diego used to help rebuild the lives of child refugees.
May 14, 2012
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending May 11, 2012.
May 14, 2012
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending May 11, 2012.
Survey crucial
May 14, 2012
As a democracy, it is essential to know how citizens feel about all issues facing America. Politicians should be aware of public opinion, not just those issues that come to a vote in traditional elections. That is why I was sad to see Rep. Kevin Yoder and the House GOP vote to cut funding to the American Community Survey, a survey conducted since the time of Thomas Jefferson in between the Census.
IQs need work
May 14, 2012
Thank you, President Obama, for saying that gays have the right to get married, but it is hard to believe that I live in a nation where their right to get married is in question. We have other issues that concern all of us and need to be addressed.
Authorities should realize that not all pranks by high school students amount to hazing or bullying.
12:00 a.m., May 14, 2012 Updated 08:31 a.m.
The high school years pack a lot of challenges on a teen, with tests of will, ranges of emotions, physical and mental maturation, evolution of relationships, learning to drive and 7 a.m. classes. Then there is homework, play rehearsals, sports and band practice.
Horoscope for May 14
May 14, 2012
This year you focus on your long-term goals and desires, and many windows of opportunity open. Knowing what you want will help you make positive choices. If you are single, you meet someone special through a friend. If you are attached, be aware of a tendency to harp on certain issues. Let go.
‘Smash’ ends without bang
May 14, 2012
“Smash” (9 p.m.), NBC’s ambitious and highly promoted musical drama, wraps up tonight. It’s taken a whole season to build up the kind of soap-opera froth it should have generated in the early going.
25 years ago: KU welcomes Bob Frederick as new AD
May 14, 2012
Frederick, 48, had been AD at Illinois State for the previous two years.
The right path: Choose trails for skill, activity, safety
May 14, 2012
Leslie Swearingen, 66, once hiked regularly but hasn’t gotten out much in recent years. Now, the Lawrence resident says she has a number of health problems and doctor’s orders to start exercising again. “I was thinking I could walk on a trail, and the scenery would be so nice,” Swearingen says. “It wouldn’t be the same as just plodding along the sidewalk.” However, like many potential trail users tempted by spring weather and fresh air, Swearingen wonders, “How safe is it?”
River City Jules: A case of mistaken identity
May 14, 2012
It all started when I caught a glimpse of my friend, Mark, in a commercial for the Shoot-a-Brew on the Food Network series “Invention Hunters.”
Fix-It Chick: Grow microgreens
May 14, 2012
Planting a tray or two of microgreens is an easy foray into gardening and a fun way to get a fix of fresh veggies before seasonal crops come to fruition.
Everyday Life: Goodbye, Anne
May 14, 2012
On April 1, I was sitting in a meeting of Zen teachers in Rhode Island (yes, Zen teachers have meetings) with several folks patched in by speakerphone (yes, it felt antediluvian, but Skype is unreliable).
Obama learns foreign policy on job
May 14, 2012
President Barack Obama begins his re-election campaign with something almost nobody would have predicted four years ago: a sense of success and political advantage in the foreign-policy areas that have often spelled trouble for Democrats.
40 years ago: Astronaut Alan Shepard speaks at Baker convocation
May 14, 2012
Spending on space research and technology should not be seen as being in competition with spending for social programs, he argued.
Double Take: New column co-author to take the helm in August
May 14, 2012
As always, this year’s Double Take contest was a competitive affair. It was made even more so by the difficulty of the challenge question, which, by the breadth of rankings, seems to have created as much disagreement for the judges as for the prospective coauthors.
Delicious/Nutritious: When life gives you lemons
May 14, 2012
This month, our Go! chefs have come up with several variations on lemons — a meal, a snack and a drink. What more could you ask?
Lawrence Laundry: Mix it up with sunglasses this summer
May 14, 2012
I’m in a perpetual game of hide-and-seek with my sunglasses.
Horoscope for May 114
May 14, 2012
For Monday, May 14: This year you focus on your long-term goals and desires, and many windows of opportunity open. Knowing what you want will help you make positive choices. If you are single, you meet someone special through a friend. If you are attached, be aware of a tendency to harp on certain issues. Let go.
100 years ago: Camera Club plans spring exhibit
May 14, 2012
“The Camera Club met last night at the home of R. E. Melvin.”