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Eudora police arrest woman after domestic dispute
May 25, 2012
Eudora police arrested a 19-year-old Lawrence woman Friday morning after she was accused of throwing an object at a man during a domestic dispute.
Serving minors: Kansas’ laws for bars lenient
State not nearly as strict as some about underage drinking
May 25, 2012
In 2011, 17 Lawrence bars racked up a total of 119 citations from Alcohol Beverage Control for serving alcohol to minors. Those same bars were prosecuted by ABC 44 times since 2009. Total days those bars have had their liquor license suspended: six.
Brother’s sacrifice still haunts sister
May 25, 2012
Shirley Rochester points to a photograph of her brother on her kitchen table. Gary Johnson is in a football uniform, kneeling on one knee with windblown black hair that makes him resemble a young Elvis Presley.
A bumper crop of butterflies
‘Population outbreak’ a sight to behold
May 25, 2012
Go anywhere near the Kansas University Fitch Natural History Reservation north of Lawrence, and you’re in for a treat. If you make it within the next week, experts say, you’ll be able to see firsthand tens of thousands of butterflies, the result of a “population outbreak” that resulted from a wide variety of factors, including the very mild winter.
Tonganoxie grad makes debut at Shrine Rodeo
May 25, 2012
Competing Friday in the 53rd annual Abdallah Shrine Rodeo at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds had extra significance for Paige Boylan.
Cemetery flowers to be removed June 4
May 25, 2012
The city of Lawrence will begin a thorough cleaning of cemeteries after Memorial Day.
Memorial Day services set
May 25, 2012
To honor service members, VFW and American Legion posts in Lawrence and surrounding areas will host ceremonies Monday at designated cemeteries.
KU Med professor faces administrative hearing
May 25, 2012
A distinguished professor of pharmacology and toxicology at Kansas University Medical Center is facing an administrative hearing on Tuesday to determine whether he will face disciplinary action for professional misconduct, according to a Friday court filing.
Haskell provides no new details on violations
May 25, 2012
Representatives from Haskell Indian Nations University have provided no new information about academic violations within the school’s athletics department.
Pools opening this weekend
Lawrence still looking for lifeguards
May 25, 2012
The Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center and most other public pools in Douglas County are set to open today.
Bishop Seabury grads sent off with words of wisdom
May 25, 2012
The tight-knit community of Bishop Seabury Academy said goodbye to its graduating seniors in a ceremony Friday morning.
Final from 6A State Baseball: Blue Valley West 1, LHS 0
May 25, 2012
Lawrence High’s baseball team takes on Blue Valley West in the first round of the Class 6A state baseball tournament at Hoglund Ballpark at KU.
Lawrence man accused of robbing Topeka bank 12 hours after posting bond in Lawrence
03:43 p.m., May 25, 2012 Updated 03:52 p.m.
Federal prosecutors accuse a 23-year-old Lawrence man of robbing a Topeka bank Thursday afternoon, about 12 hours after he posted bond in Douglas County related to an arrest on suspicion of two car-wash burglaries.
Douglas County district attorney reviewing allegations against door-to-door solicitors
May 25, 2012
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson said Friday his office was reviewing allegations that security alarm system door-to-door solicitors recently in Lawrence were operating contrary to state law.
Homeless man charged in Kansas TV station attack
May 25, 2012
A 48-year-old homeless man has been charged with breaking into a Kansas television station and attacking several employees.
Parts of New Hampshire and 10th streets to be closed as part of Art Tougeau event; parade to start at noon
May 25, 2012
The 900 block of New Hampshire Street will remain closed for the Lawrence Arts Center’s Final Friday and “Art Tougeau” events until 1 p.m. Saturday.
Douglas County Commissioner Nancy Thellman seeking a second term
May 25, 2012
Douglas County Commissioner Nancy Thellman filed Friday morning to seek a second term in office.
Lawrence man charged with robbery and theft after incident at apartment
May 25, 2012
Douglas County prosecutors have charged a 38-year-old Lawrence man with robbery and theft related to a Feb. 29 incident at a Lawrence apartment.
Lawmaker subpoenaed in meetings probe
May 25, 2012
A Kansas House member said Friday that he’s been subpoenaed by a county prosecutor investigating private meetings Gov. Sam Brownback had with legislators at his official residence.
Brownback signs bill blocking use of Islamic law
10:26 a.m., May 25, 2012 Updated 01:54 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback has signed into law a bill aimed at keeping Kansas courts or government agencies from basing decisions on Islamic or other foreign legal codes.
Fort Leavenworth adds 2 generals to hall of fame
May 25, 2012
The Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame has its first Marine inductee.
Town Talk: UPDATE: Thellman files for re-election to county commission; News of salvage yards, curbside recycling and a pig
May 25, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
$1,900 reported stolen in forgery
May 25, 2012
According to a Lawrence police report, $1,900 was stolen April 23 from Capital City Bank, 3140 Nieder Road, in a forgery. A bank employee made a report to police on Tuesday. Knology of Kansas is also listed as a victim.
Four area teenagers taken to hospital after wreck on County Road 458
12:57 a.m., May 25, 2012 Updated 01:02 p.m.
Four teenagers were taken to area hospitals after a single-car accident Thursday night.
Franklin County Attorney sworn in
May 25, 2012
New Franklin County Attorney Stephen Hunting was sworn in Tuesday by Franklin County District Court Judge Thomas Sachse. Hunting fills the vacancy left by Heather Jones, who resigned in April to take a position in the Johnson County Attorney’s Office. The county attorney prosecutes adult and juvenile criminal cases.
Warrant issued in ATM theft attempt
May 25, 2012
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has identified a suspect and issued a warrant for arrest in an attempted theft of an ATM that occurred at Patriots Bank in Princeton on Sunday. Officers are looking for Jason Michael Smith, 33, in connection with the incident and are asking anyone with information about his whereabouts to call their office at 1-888-311-8477.
Man, 60, accused of child sex crimes
May 25, 2012
Prosecutors have filed 11 sex-crime charges against a 60-year-old Leavenworth County man accused of soliciting and molesting children, according to Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson’s Office.
Heard on the Hill: KU prof weighs in on increasing number of companies facing distracted-driving lawsuits; KU event to show how to preserve family history items; new KU blog features books with chains
12:01 a.m., May 25, 2012 Updated 10:55 a.m.
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Horoscope for May 25
May 25, 2012
For Friday, May 25: This year you might feel as if you are on a roller-coaster ride. Just when you believe everything is OK, you discover otherwise. Keep a tight hold on your finances. If you are single, you are likely to meet someone of significance this year. If you are attached, the two of you will learn to work even better together if you are willing to be vulnerable.
TV channels the Internet
May 25, 2012
Will Internet videos replace “television”? Or will television simply become a long list of programs showcasing Internet videos? Sporting a title that says so much about television (and life), “Insane or Inspired” (9 p.m., Syfy) counts down some of the more “out there” clips to be found on YouTube and elsewhere.
KU baseball downs Texas, will face A&M in rematch today
May 25, 2012
A three-run first inning and strong pitching lifted Kansas University to a 4-2 win over Texas and eliminated the third-seeded Longhorns from the Big 12 Baseball Championship on Thursday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
KU softball’s Maggie Hull named Academic All-America
May 25, 2012
Kansas University softball left fielder Maggie Hull was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division I third team, KU announced on Thursday.
Four KU track athletes qualify for NCAA Outdoor Championships
May 25, 2012
Four Kansas University track athletes qualified for nationals on Thursday at the NCAA West prelims.
Kansas Athletics, Inc., board discusses Big 12 growth
May 25, 2012
Conference realignment and Big 12 expansion continues to be one of the hot topics of discussion across the country, and both came up Thursday at the regularly scheduled Kansas Athletics, Inc., Board of Directors meeting.
ESPN ranks Kansas basketball’s Class of 2013 recruits
May 25, 2012
Future Kansas University basketball players Brannen Greene and Conner Frankamp are listed Nos. 33 and 72 respectively in’s new top 100 rankings of the high school recruiting class of 2013.
Hitting his stride: Progress part of the thrill for Lawrence High thrower
May 25, 2012
When Manny Romero showed up to the first day of Lawrence High track practice last year, coach Jack Hood had no idea who he was.
Hitting her stride: Free State thrower builds to bests just before state track meet
May 25, 2012
Three years ago, Roy Mingus handed his ninth-grade daughter, Brie, a shot put for the first time.
Lions baseball at state: ‘We’re not gonna lose again’
May 25, 2012
You can’t make it to state without confidence. Six other teams have a better seed than Lawrence High baseball for the Class 6A tournament, but as the No. 7 seed hometown Lions see it, they are as capable as anyone else of winning three games and a championship this weekend at Kansas University’s Hoglund Ballpark.
How former Jayhawks fared (May 25)
May 25, 2012 in print edition on B2
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday’s NBA playoffs.
Luck leading West Virginia onward
May 25, 2012
A third-century ago, West Virginia University’s football program was at a crossroads, the quarterback at the time now says, and the contrast between two choices was a stark one.
God, marriage
May 25, 2012
If any of us are ignorant about God’s ways, then we can choose to accept His truth and can begin living an abundant life by faith in Jesus Christ.
Funding irony
The goal of making sure state university students are academically prepared is a good one, but the Kansas Legislature’s approach includes some ironic micromanagement.
May 25, 2012
There’s a certain amount of irony in new requirements approved by the Kansas Legislature in an effort to improve student retention and graduation rates at state universities.
25 years ago: KU, K State cooperate on academic ventures
May 25, 2012
KU Chancellor Budig and KSU President Jon Wefald also both voiced their support for a high-speed telecommunications link.
40 years ago: Kansas All-Sports Hall of Fame to move to Lawrence
May 25, 2012
The Hall of Fame had been established in 1961.
100 years ago: City expands ‘clean-up’ ordinance
May 25, 2012
“The old ordinance has been found to be ineffective in that it merely covers the removal of decayed flesh and vegetable matter.”
Media miss point on religion
May 25, 2012 in print edition on A10
Evidence of big media’s bias against religion that doesn’t advance the secular and liberal agenda of the Democratic Party is beyond dispute. Any faith attached to a conservative agenda is to be ridiculed, stereotyped and misrepresented. Islam is a notable exception. The media appear to bend over backward not to offend Muslims.
Syria feeds instability in Mideast
May 25, 2012 in print edition on A10
The Middle East sometimes resembles a string of detonators wired to explode together — and this seems especially true now of Syria and its neighbors. There is political instability nearby in Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon, as the Arab uprising moves through its second year. In each of these countries, the leadership maintains power in a balancing act. Only Turkey, with its triad of a strong economy, army and political leadership, seems genuinely stable.