Archive for Friday, May 18, 2012

Also from May 18

On the street
Photo galleries
Regional track at FSHS Kansas baseball vs. Missouri (Game 1) 2012 Class 6A soccer regional final: Free State vs. Washburn Rural
How far back do you know your family's history?

Poll results

Response Percent
More than five generations
Three generations
Two generations
Four generations
Five generations
I don’t know my family’s history
One generation
Total 503
The U.S. government is suggesting baby boomers get tested for hepatitis C. Have you been tested for hepatitis C?

Poll results

Response Percent
I’m not sure
Total 350

All stories

Pump Patrol
May 18, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.39 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call 832-7154.
Search for missing man, 23, continues
May 18, 2012
Lawrence police said Friday that they were continuing the search for Yelekal Alemu, a 23-year-old former Kansas University student last seen Saturday morning, and that no new evidence as to his whereabouts had been found.
Fallen police officers honored
May 18, 2012
The American flag flew at half-staff just a few feet from wreaths to commemorate the three Lawrence police officers killed in the line of duty.
Fate of ex-priest accused of death plot with jury
May 18, 2012
A former Roman Catholic priest was found guilty Thursday of plotting the death of a man who accused him of sexual abuse.
7-year-old seriously hurt in bike-car accident
May 18, 2012
A 7-year-old boy was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with serious injuries after he was struck by a car at the intersection of Harvard and Centennial roads.
Brownback plans to sign more aggressive tax-cutting bill after Senate halts alternative
May 18, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback said Friday he will sign into law a deficit-producing tax cut after the Senate blocked a less aggressive measure to cut taxes.
5 Kansas justices recuse selves from Phill Kline case
May 18, 2012
Five of the seven justices of the Kansas Supreme Court have stepped aside from the attorney disciplinary case against former Attorney General Phill Kline.
Utah home security company soliciting in Lawrence has an F rating from Better Business Bureau
May 18, 2012
A Utah-based home security and alarm company with door-to-door solicitors in the Lawrence area has an F-rating from the Better Business Bureau and recently reached a $76,000 settlement with the Missouri attorney general partly for misleading customers about its relationship with other security companies.
Kansas Senate passes budget, awaits House action
May 18, 2012
The Kansas Senate approved a new budget plan for the upcoming fiscal year on Friday, but there’s no clear indication the proposal will go any further.
Groups urge veto of anti-Sharia law bill
May 18, 2012
Muslims gathered at the Statehouse on Friday saying that Kansans have nothing to fear from Sharia law and urged Gov. Sam Brownback to veto a bill that targets the religious principles of Islam.
Impact unclear on how new federal regulations aimed at fighting sexual assault in prisons will affect Kansas
May 18, 2012
New regulations issued by the Obama administration Thursday could affect how Kansas prisons handle sexual assaults.
Haskell has yet to notify the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics of academic violations
May 18, 2012
Haskell Indian Nations University had not notified the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics of academic violations dating back to 2008 outlined in a news release issued this week.
Kansas Senate blocks debate on cutting income taxes
01:46 p.m., May 18, 2012 Updated 03:26 p.m.
The Kansas Senate has blocked debate on a compromise plan to cut income taxes, leaving the proposal’s fate in doubt.
Congressional redistricting plan advances that puts portion of Lawrence in 1st
12:22 p.m., May 18, 2012 Updated 03:53 p.m.
A move to put a portion of Lawrence in the 1st congressional district advanced today but final approval of the measure in the House remained up in the air.
Lawrence residents chase intruder from home; shopper tries to thwart theft in Walmart parking lot
May 18, 2012
Residents in southeast Lawrence reported that they chased an intruder from their home early Friday, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence police spokesman.
Big 12, SEC have deal for football champs to play
11:50 a.m., May 18, 2012 Updated 12:10 a.m.
The Big 12 and the Southeastern conferences have announced a deal that will pit their football regular-season champions against each other in a bowl game for five years beginning in 2014.
Court denies request to rethink pipeline ruling
May 18, 2012
A state appeals court has refused to reconsider a decision that lets Calgary-based TransCanada avoid paying nearly $19 million in property taxes for 2011.
Kansas Supreme Court suspends Lawrence attorney for one year
May 18, 2012
The Kansas Supreme Court Friday suspended Lawrence attorney Brian R. Johnson for one year.
DMV computer system down Friday due to computer glitch, now fixed
10:45 a.m., May 18, 2012 Updated 01:22 p.m.
The Kansas Division of Motor Vehicles has been unable to process driver’s license applications or renewals Friday morning because of problems with the computer system.
Lucas auctioning first flush of giant toilet
10:13 a.m., May 18, 2012 Updated 04:36 p.m.
The wacky folks in Lucas have always been known for their keen sense of humor.
Kansas Senate majority leader hospitalized
May 18, 2012
Kansas Senate Majority Leader Jay Emler remains hospitalized because of high blood pressure.
Prosecutor: Wichita teens playing dangerous game in fake robbery
May 18, 2012
Sedgwick County prosecutors say three teens who faked a robbery at a Subway restaurant in Wichita were playing a dangerous game called “Urban Skittles.”
LHS baseball to face Blue Valley West at state
May 18, 2012
Three days after winning a regional championship, Lawrence High’s baseball team now knows its next opponent.
Vandals damage 67 grave markers in Hutchinson
May 18, 2012
Vandals broke or knocked over 67 headstones — some marking the graves of Civil War veterans — at a cemetery in Hutchinson.
Town Talk: UPDATE: Orient restaurant not moving after all; homeless shelter funding request in question; city puts future of two old houses in limbo
10:08 a.m., May 18, 2012 Updated 02:47 p.m.
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Survey: farming helps economy grow in rural states
May 18, 2012
The economy remains strong in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states because of the health of agricultural businesses there.
1st ID soldiers set to leave for Afghanistan
May 18, 2012
A brigade of soldiers from Fort Riley is preparing to leave for a deployment to Afghanistan.
Kansas jobless rate drops in April
May 18, 2012
State labor officials say the Kansas economy continues to show growth this spring as evidenced by a decline in the April unemployment rate.
Latest tax cut proposal drives state budget to major shortfalls, according to projection
May 18, 2012
The proposed tax-cutting bill now under consideration by the Legislature would lead to significant budget shortfalls under certain scenarios, according to a new state projection obtained by the Lawrence Journal-World.
Baker graduation events this weekend
May 18, 2012
Baker University will host commencement activities on its Baldwin City campus this weekend.
Police looking for suspect in armed robbery of liquor store
12:00 a.m., May 18, 2012 Updated 01:57 p.m.
Lawrence police are looking for a man suspected of using a handgun to rob a liquor store Thursday night in northern Lawrence.
25 years ago: Lawrence sixth-graders head to national history competition
May 18, 2012
The project was the only one from Lawrence that was to be entered in the national competition.
40 years ago: County planning ahead for subdivisions
May 18, 2012
“Harmonious and orderly development” was the stated goal.
100 years ago: Visitors will drop into Lawrence during ‘aeroplane dash’
May 18, 2012
“Lawrence will have a chance to see all there is to be seen in the flying game.”
KU’s Maggie Hull on softball All-Region team
May 18, 2012
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association named Kansas University junior left fielder Maggie Hull to its First Team All-Region team, the organization announced on Thursday.
FSHS divers move on to state finals
May 18, 2012
Free State High divers Annie Soderberg and Brooke Leslie advanced to the final round of the state diving meet after competition Thursday at Hummer Sports Complex.
Flying high: Free State soccer earns first regional trophy with emotional double-OT victory
May 18, 2012
Free State High’s girls soccer team was in a loving mood Thursday night.
Duncan, Kansas baseball bottle up Missouri
May 18, 2012
When the starting pitcher throws a complete-game shutout, it can be pretty difficult to upstage him.
Nooner joins KU women’s basketball staff
May 18, 2012
Former Kansas University basketball guard Terry Nooner and his wife, Tracy, are expecting the birth of the couple’s first child — a girl — on Aug. 30.
It’s time to accent year’s top Jayhawks
May 18, 2012
As the school year winds to a close, it’s time to highlight Kansas University’s top performers.
Multiple atrocities
May 18, 2012
I’ve noticed there are fewer “letters to the editor” recently and wonder if, like me, people find it difficult to decide which atrocity to address.
Marriage threats
May 18, 2012
So now there are 31 states that have banned same-sex marriage.
Don’t be fooled
May 18, 2012
According to the Kansas Economic Progress Council, a statewide nonprofit organization of businesses, trade organizations, chambers of commerce and others interested in advancing sound policy in Kansas, to offset the drastic tax cuts contained in the bill sent to Gov. Sam Brownback last week, private sector jobs in Kansas must increase 50 percent during the next six years.
Bourdain right on the money about Deen
May 18, 2012
Tonight’s offerings should have some home chefs screaming at the screen. And I’m not just talking about another helping of Gordon Ramsay’s “Kitchen Nightmares” (7 p.m., Fox).
Raising the bar
City officials are right to take steps to reduce violence linked to local drinking establishments.
May 18, 2012
Public enemy No. 1 for the Lawrence police used to be Last Call, the bar in the 700 block of New Hampshire Street. A few years ago, it was a near-weekly occurrence for police to find guns in patrons’ vehicles and to respond to calls of other dangerous actions in and near Last Call.
Pakistan missed golden opportunity
May 18, 2012 in print edition on A8
As America begins to pull back its troops from Afghanistan, there’s one consequence that gets little notice but is likely to have lasting impact: Pakistan is losing the best chance in its history to gain political control over all of its territory — including the warlike tribal areas along the frontier.
Horoscope for May 18
May 18, 2012
This year you seem more integrated into the social scene than before. Your personality emerges even more and draws many special people toward you. If you are single, the world is your oyster. If you are attached, curb a tendency to be a little too me-oriented.