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Events to recall Battle of Black Jack
May 31, 2012
Abolitionist John Brown will retrace his footsteps across Black Jack Battlefield as he gives tours of the place in which the first open battle over slavery began, exactly 156 years ago Saturday. The Battle of Black Jack was the beginning of Brown’s war on slavery and is considered the beginning of Civil War combat in Kansas.
Local student undone by ‘Schwyzer’ in national bee
May 31, 2012
In the end it was a large brown cow from Switzerland that halted local eighth-grader Emma Steimle’s incredible run in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. To be more specific, in the fifth round of the national competition with fewer than 50 contestants left, Emma was stumped by Schwyzer, a word of Swiss and German origin defining a large brown milk cow.
Commissioners to hear plan to address towing charges
May 31, 2012
A panel tasked with addressing Douglas County’s towing policies plans to present a proposal to the Douglas County Commission at the June 13 commission meeting, said Jim Flory, a panel member and Douglas County Commissioner.
How former Jayhawks fared (June 1)
May 31, 2012 in print edition on B2
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday’s NBA playoffs.
Edwards acquitted on 1 count; mistrial on others
May 31, 2012
John Edwards’ campaign finance fraud case ended in a mistrial Thursday when jurors acquitted him on one of six charges but were unable to decide whether he misused money from two wealthy donors to hide his pregnant mistress while he ran for president.
Water plant moving forward
May 31, 2012
A $16 million project to build a water treatment plant just outside of Lawrence along the Kansas River is moving toward construction.
77-year-old man injured in 5-car accident May 23 released from hospital
May 31, 2012
Max L. Dougherty, 77, was released from Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., on Tuesday, said Bob Hallinan, a hospital spokesman.
Two teenagers injured in accident northeast of Lawrence
May 31, 2012
Two Lawrence teenagers received minor injuries after a rollover crash Wednesday just northeast of Lawrence.
Kansas revenues miss May estimate
May 31, 2012
The Kansas Revenue Department says the state collected nearly $27 million less in taxes than expected in May.
County clerk files for re-election
May 31, 2012
Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew is seeking a third term in office.
Police respond to disturbance with weapons on Melrose Lane
05:32 p.m., May 31, 2012 Updated 07:56 p.m.
Lawrence police Thursday evening were at an apartment building southwest of 23rd and Iowa streets responding to a report of a disturbance with weapons.
There may be one last try to put a portion of Lawrence in 1st congressional district
May 31, 2012
Legislative leaders said Thursday that Gov. Sam Brownback and his supporters may try a last ditch effort to pass a congressional redistricting map that puts part of Lawrence in the vast 1st district.
Man’s car containing his mother’s ashes stolen from Lawrence parking lot
May 31, 2012
William Patterson has been searching for much more than his white 2001 Oldsmobile Alero since it was stolen in April from the Dillons parking lot, 1015 W. 23rd St. An urn with the ashes of his mother, 49-year-old Angela Capell, who died March 10, were inside.
Kansas man pleads to blackmailing ex-girlfriend
May 31, 2012
A 20-year-old Kansas man faces nearly three years in prison after pleading no contest to blackmailing a former girlfriend to get her to send him provocative pictures of herself.
Filing deadline looms for local offices in Kansas
May 31, 2012
Candidates for local offices in Kansas must file by Friday for the August primary despite the current controversy playing out in federal court over political boundaries for state and national offices.
Kansas Missing Persons Cases
May 31, 2012
Map of Kansas missing persons cases.
Lawrence police report busy night in Oread Neighborhood
12:02 p.m., May 31, 2012 Updated 05:38 p.m.
Lawrence police arrested two suspects in connection with vehicle burglaries in Oread Neighborhood Wednesday night, and officers were called to a separate set of burglaries reported in the area early Thursday.
Town Talk: Water district confirms plans to build $16 million treatment plant; Very Serious Comedy Office to close its doors; Brown Bag Concert schedule set; county clerk to file for re-election
May 31, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County:
Once again, Haskell delays meeting with newspaper to discuss manipulating test scores
May 31, 2012
Haskell Indian Nations University officials have again cancelled a Journal-World interview with president Chris Redman to discuss academic violations within the school’s athletics department. A similar meeting scheduled for last week was also cancelled.
State offers grace period for vehicle tags
May 31, 2012
Kansans whose vehicle tags expired in May are getting a break from the state.
Kansas historic site subject of summer dig
May 31, 2012
The Kansas Historical Society is inviting amateur archaeologists to take part in a summer dig and field school.
Heard on the Hill: Colleges looking at ways to curb grade inflation; new WSU president to make $330K; map shows the way around West Campus construction
May 31, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
CIA operations threaten aid delivery
May 31, 2012
As an intelligence operation, it must have seemed like pure genius: Recruit a Pakistani doctor to collect blood samples that could identify Osama bin Laden’s family, under cover of an ongoing vaccination program. But as an ethical matter, it was something else.
Queen of Pain: Extreme cyclist Rebecca Rusch chases racing’s thrills to Kansas
May 31, 2012
They call her the Queen of Pain, but don’t be misled.
Royals beat Indians, end May on high note
May 31, 2012
The Kansas City Royals are headed home on a high note.
Leaders at Big 12 meetings: League set at 10
May 31, 2012
If the Big 12 Conference is planning to expand in the near future, its leaders sure are putting forth a strong effort to hide it.
Ex-Jayhawk Langford wins Israeli title
May 31, 2012
Former Kansas University guard Keith Langford has returned to the United States with another championship on his resume.
Free State girls soccer earns All-Region nods
May 31, 2012
Free State High’s girls soccer team racked up awards when the Class 6A All-Central Region team was announced.
Our Town Sports for May 31
May 31, 2012
A weekly roundup of local events and results.
25 years ago: Rare KU parking spaces to rise in value this fall
May 31, 2012
Red and yellow zone permits were also in line for an increase, as were parking violation fees.
40 years ago: Mother cat attempts to raise litter of baby skunks
May 31, 2012
“No one has the heart to tell Sugar, the white mother cat, that those six baby skunks aren’t really hers.”
Fighting nature
May 31, 2012
In 1975, I (Joy) was student teaching at what was then Grant School. I took the class on a walking field trip to the woods along Mud Creek, delighted that there was a natural wooded habitat so near.
Local focus
May 31, 2012
How disappointing! On the back page of this Sunday’s edition are three out-of-state pictures about Memorial Day activities.
Unbalanced?
May 31, 2012
On Nov. 6, 2011, a Journal-World Saturday Column opined that Lawrence folks should pay a lot more attention to academics and a lot less to sports.
Ballot slots
Elections for state and federal offices remain in limbo, but the deadline is near for candidates to seek county and township posts.
May 31, 2012
The failure of the Kansas Legislature to approve redistricting maps has created plenty of uncertainty about the summer and fall election calendar, but one date remains firm: Candidates for county and township offices and precinct positions must file for election by noon on Friday.
Horoscope for May 31
May 31, 2012
For Thursday, May 31: This year you naturally do and say the right thing. As a result, much will fall on your plate. You also have an unusual blend of charisma and creativity, which allows you to manifest many long-term desires. If you are single, you have a tendency to choose someone much older or younger than yourself. If you are attached, the two of you work even better together.
Summer: when dance gets serious
May 31, 2012
Summer, it seems, is the dance season for those who aren’t “Dancing With the Stars.” Fox waits for the “X-Factor” and “American Idol” to finish before airing “So You Think You Can Dance.” In many ways, “Dance” is the superior series, featuring much more assured, mature talent and showcasing an art form less familiar to most of us. But like most of these contests, we only get to see the performers after years of training and dedication. How did they get that good?
100 years ago: Ranks of Civil War veterans thinner at annual Decoration Day parade
May 31, 2012
“With slow and infirm step the veterans of the Civil War marched to the strains of martial music yesterday afternoon.”