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City Band makes backup plan in case of rain
May 29, 2012
The City Band Wednesday night concert series begins at 8 p.m. tonight in the gazebo at South Park.
Lawrence businessman to run for seat on County Commission
May 29, 2012
A longtime area businessman and former planning commissioner will seek a seat on the Douglas County Commission.
Police searching for suspect in robbery of Sonic on 6th St.
May 29, 2012
Lawrence police are looking for a man suspected of robbing a Sonic Drive-In, 3201 W. Sixth St., at knife point last Saturday.
Lawrence earns ‘Playful City’ title
May 29, 2012
Lawrence is one of about 200 communities across the country that has received a special designation for its “playful” nature.
Process to assess teachers may change
May 29, 2012
The Lawrence school district could change the way it grades its teachers.
Romney clinches GOP nomination
May 29, 2012
Mitt Romney clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a win in the Texas primary, a triumph of endurance for a candidate who came up short four years ago and had to fight hard this year as voters flirted with a carousel of GOP rivals.
Bowersock hydroelectric plant to get tall in a hurry
‘It definitely will be a skyline-changer’
May 29, 2012
Crews are 12 months into constructing a new hydroelectric power plant for Sarah Hill-Nelson’s family’s Bowersock Mills & Power Co. For decades, motorists will drive over the Kansas River bridges and wonder how this plant works and what lurks beneath the surface of the Kaw.
Pump Patrol
May 29, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.32 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call 832-7154.
Man injured in accident at Highway 59 construction site
May 29, 2012
A 69-year-old man was injured Tuesday morning at the highway construction site of the new U.S. Highway 59 south of Lawrence.
Woman charged with fleeing police twice in one weekend
May 29, 2012
Douglas County prosecutors Tuesday charged a 52-year-old Lawrence woman with eluding police, reckless driving and driving while suspended related to a weekend chase with Lawrence police.
Brownback tells federal judicial panel to toss legislative redistricting maps
May 29, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday told a three-judge panel to throw out all the state House and Senate redistricting plans that have been considered by the Legislature.
Senator: Gov. tried to end impasse
04:58 p.m., May 29, 2012 Updated 11:57 p.m.
The first morning of a federal court trial over the redrawing of Kansas political boundaries was mostly filled with procedural issues.
New law seen as way to increase independence for those with disabilities
May 29, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday signed into law a bill that is designed to provide an incentive for businesses to hire Kansans with disabilities.
Officials vow to fight for NBAF funding
May 29, 2012
Kansas leaders on Tuesday vowed to continue fighting in Congress for funding of a state-of-the-art federal laboratory in Manhattan that will focus on contagious animal diseases.
A garden revolution on Delaware Street
May 29, 2012
Delaware Street’s gardens figure prominently in this Saturdays Lawrence Food Garden Tour.
Study suggests continued population drop in Kansas
May 29, 2012
A decades-long decline in population is likely to continue in Kansas, particularly in the west of the state, and four counties could have fewer than 1,000 residents by 2040, according to a study by Wichita State University’s Center for Economic Development and Business Research.
District Attorney Charles Branson to run for third term
May 29, 2012
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announced Tuesday he would seek a third term in office.
KU basketball player Ben McLemore enters into diversion agreement
May 29, 2012
A Kansas University basketball player has entered into a diversion agreement with Douglas County prosecutors over a minor in possession of alcohol citation, according to court records.
Town Talk: UPDATE: Frank Male files for county commission; keep an ear open for local sales tax talk; city hires new city engineer; wholesale water district buys land near Kaw; weekly land transfers
09:52 a.m., May 29, 2012 Updated 10:41 a.m.
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Land transfers for the week ending May 21
May 29, 2012
Douglas County land transfers for the week ending May 21, 2012, as recorded by the Douglas County Register of Deeds.
Heard on the Hill: Chesapeake Energy donation is still on track; State Department hits the brakes on Confucius Institute directive; website ranks KU as best university to work for
May 29, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Kansas football scouring country
A quick look at some KU targets
May 29, 2012
While most of April was spent coaching the players they had in front of them, a good chunk of May has been spent trying to find new ones.
100 years ago: Automobile owners asked to help area veterans
May 29, 2012
“Tomorrow is Decoration Day on which these old veterans pay tribute to those of their ranks who died in battle and since the war.”
25 years ago: Convenience store owner runs afoul of city sign ordinance
May 29, 2012
“It happens to be across from my office,” Judge Catt told Gaffney. “I can’t help but see it.”
40 years ago: Kansas governor speaks at LHS graduation
May 29, 2012
Gov. Docking had graduated from LHS in 1943.
Jayhawks in the NBA (May 28)
May 29, 2012
How former Jayhawks fared in the NBA playoff game on May 28.
KU’s Elijah Johnson cautious at camp
May 29, 2012
Kansas University senior Elijah Johnson accepted a pass from Kansas State’s Rodney McGruder, then bounced the basketball off the court into the hands of high-flying Jayhawk junior Justin Wesley, who finished a memorable Memorial Day dunk before 100 KC Gym Rats Collegiate All-Star campers in Blue Valley Northwest High’s gym.
Information gap
Releasing more information about police complaints would help build public confidence in the department.
May 29, 2012
The city of Lawrence recently did its police department a significant disservice.
Iran, West seek retreat from brink
May 29, 2012
It’s a classic case of brinkmanship bargaining: Iran and the West, each seeking to squeeze concessions from the other side, have decided to continue their nuclear negotiations on June 17, a few weeks before a punishing new round of sanctions takes effect.
Critics may bolster Roberts’ resolve
May 29, 2012
In one of his characteristic conniptions about people who frustrated him, Theodore Roosevelt, progressivism’s first president, said of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, “I could carve out of a banana a judge with more backbone than that.” TR was as mistaken about Holmes’ spine as are various progressives today about Chief Justice John Roberts’.