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Burglary reported in 2500 of West 31st Street on Monday
October 9, 2012
A resident in the 2500 block of West 31st Street reported someone burglarized their apartment sometime between noon and 6 p.m. Monday while the resident was at work.
2 McLouth men taken to hospital after crash
October 9, 2012
Two McLouth men were transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after their vehicle collided with a semitrailer full of soybeans on U.S. Highway 24-59, 100 yards east of the Midland Farm Store at 11:22 a.m. Tuesday.
Fundraisers on Thursday, Friday to support Women Build
October 9, 2012
Women Build, a Lawrence Habitat for Humanity organization, is hosting a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Maceli’s, 1031 N.H.
Lawrence High graduate meets Obama at Ohio campaign stop
October 9, 2012
Noel Fisher probably never imagined that getting involved as a student volunteer on President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign would lead to a personal meet-and-greet with the president himself.
South Lawrence Trafficway legal fight ends with passing of deadline
October 9, 2012
The more than 20-year legal battle to stop the South Lawrence Trafficway from running through the Baker Wetlands is now officially over.
Man faces charges after police chase
October 9, 2012
A 24-year-old Meriden man was charged Tuesday in Douglas County District Court with 10 crimes, including aggravated assault, a third offense of driving while intoxicated, marijuana and methamphetamine possession, fleeing law enforcement, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Senior Services to celebrate 40 years
October 9, 2012
Douglas County Senior Services is celebrating its 40th anniversary from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt.
Public input on bond issue sought
October 9, 2012
The Lawrence school board has scheduled community meetings on issues related to a proposed bond issue election.
Kansas offender registry overhauled
October 9, 2012
The online Kansas offender registry, which includes profiles and photos of people convicted of certain sex, drug, and violent offenses, has a new look.
City commissioners agree to ban Chinese lanterns
October 9, 2012
From now on in Lawrence, that bright light up in the sky had better be the sun, or a maybe a comet or perhaps even a UFO, but definitely not a Chinese lantern.
Man transported to hospital after falling from tree stand
06:42 p.m., October 9, 2012 Updated 08:43 p.m.
A man was transported by ambulance with nonlife-threatening injuries to Overland Park Regional Medical Center after falling from a tree stand near Baldwin City on Tuesday evening.
Column: Get-out-and-go Goodrich makes Bonnie Ball a must-see event
October 9, 2012
Raise your hand if you ever attended a women’s basketball game at empty Allen Fieldhouse and went home feeling as if you had just watched a doubleheader between the Royals and some other tight-fisted non-contender on a hot day in late August. You’re not alone. But this is not that team. Not by a long shot.
Legislators, county officials unhappy with Brownback’s veto of environmental grants program
October 9, 2012
Legislators and county officials on Tuesday said Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto of funding for an environmental program will come back to haunt the state.
Shawnee teenager electrocuted while working on computers
October 9, 2012
A teenager recently found dead at his Shawnee home died of electrocution while working on computers, according to police and coroner reports.
Brownback defends school efficiency task force
04:10 p.m., October 9, 2012 Updated 11:15 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback said Tuesday he was confident that a school finance task force would find areas to squeeze more mileage out of state education spending and redirect that money to the classroom.
2 women file federal suit against Shawnee County DA
October 9, 2012
Two former employees have filed a federal lawsuit against Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor alleging they were wrongfully terminated for raising issues about race and gender discrimination.
Lawrence man, 53, receives probation for making threat with knife
October 9, 2012
A 53-year-old Lawrence man was sentenced Tuesday to two years on probation for threatening a man with a knife on Aug. 14 in downtown Lawrence.
Religious freedom caucuses set up in Kansas Legislature, eight other states
October 9, 2012
Claiming religious freedom is under assault, 120 legislators in nine states, including Kansas, announced on Tuesday the formation of caucuses that they said would be dedicated to protecting religion from government intrusion.
Firebirds No. 1 in new poll; Chiefs name Lisher coach of the week
12:34 p.m., October 9, 2012 Updated 04:09 p.m.
Free State High football coach Bob Lisher has been a part of countless victories in his years as a player, assistant coach and head coach. The Firebirds’ 28-0 win over Shawnee Mission East on Friday brought both Lisher and his program some extra recognition.
Town Talk: Retail sales totals slip in September; Cupcake Construction Co. says it will close Mass. St. location; U.S. 59 now slated to open week of Oct. 15-19
11:24 a.m., October 9, 2012 Updated 12:36 p.m.
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
What’s so awful about offal?
Trendy restaurants take cast-off meat parts to new culinary level
October 9, 2012
Animal brains, glands, tails, intestines, feet and other organs are nothing new at many ethnic eateries. But the oft-spurned meat parts known as offal have made their way into some of the area’s hippest mainstream restaurants, where chefs say foodies and more timid diners alike seem to be nibbling.
Former Penn State coach Sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years for sexually abusing boys
09:51 a.m., October 9, 2012 Updated 11:25 a.m.
Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to at least 30 years in prison in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno’s downfall.
Statehouse Live: Brownback sells tax plan in Colorado
October 9, 2012
Last week at the Colorado Conservative Political Action Committee meeting in Denver, Gov. Sam Brownback was cheered when he invited people to move to Kansas to take advantage of his new tax cuts.
First Bell: Bond issue community meetings begin Oct. 17; ‘Pink’ game this Friday; Cordley food drive this Sunday
12:01 a.m., October 9, 2012 Updated 08:21 a.m.
News, et cetera, from schools in and around Douglas County.
FSHS golf qualifies 3 for state
October 9, 2012
Free State High’s girls golf team won’t be sending all of its golfers to state after finishing fourth at a Class 6A regional tournament Monday at Cypress Ridge Golf Course, but three Firebirds kept their seasons alive as individual state qualifiers.
25 years ago: Lawrence woman among those ordered out of Tibet
October 9, 2012
Authorities in Tibet today were ordering all foreign travelers to leave the region.
40 years ago: ‘Town Crier’ arrives in downtown Lawrence
October 9, 2012
Construction was nearly finished on a business and professional building at 930 Massachusetts.
Letter: Not our wars
October 9, 2012
By NOT fighting everyone’s wars we would reduce our military expenses drastically, save our soldiers lives, keep them from being disabled and reduce taxes on future generations while staying within our budget.
KU golfer leads; Jayhawks in 2nd
October 9, 2012
Kansas University junior Yupaporn Kawinpakorn shot a 3-under 69 to lead all golfers after the first round of the Price’s “Give ’Em Five” Intercollegiate on Monday at the N.M. State University Golf Course. KU sits in second place in the team standings.
Seabury football falls to St. Mary’s
October 9, 2012
Seabury Academy fell to St. Mary’s junior varsity, 64-20, in high school football Monday.
Lions send 2 to state golf
October 9, 2012
Lawrence High’s girls golf team missed out on qualifying for state by just two strokes Monday at a Class 6A regional at Overland Park Golf Course. The Lions took fourth place, and only the top three teams advance to next Monday’s state tournament.
Editorial: Jail challenge
October 9, 2012
The large number of mentally ill inmates is posing special challenges for county jails across the state.
Letter: No comparison
October 9, 2012
I am glad to see that the Lawrence Public Library’s Banned Books trading cards are doing so well.
Why does ‘The New’ seem so familiar?
October 9, 2012
Way back when, people used to wait to see movies until they came out on DVD or watch clips from shows when they were broadcast on YouTube. That’s so 2007. Tonight, CW broadcasts “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” (8 p.m.), an online musical video produced by Joss Whedon and starring Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day.
Letter: Thanks to city
October 9, 2012
I would like to congratulate the City Parks and Recreation Department for the jaw-dropping beauty of the many artistically designed landscape plantings throughout the city.
100 years ago: Three men seriously injured in bridge collapse
October 9, 2012
“Without warning an entire panel of the bridge went through, taking the engine and men to the Wakarusa fifty feet below.”
Column: Face to face with a revolution
October 9, 2012
A red-faced fighter named Faisal arrives at the forward headquarters of the Free Syrian Army pleading for weapons. He’s just come from the front line in a neighborhood called Sakhour, which has been under attack by the government’s forces for three weeks. As he shouts at his superiors, you can hear the thunder of incoming artillery about a half mile away.
Horoscopes for Oct. 9
October 9, 2012
For Tuesday, Oct. 9: This year opportunities come out of left field. Matters involving someone at a distance, travel or education appear to be very fortunate. If you are single, you could meet someone very intense who draws you in. If you are attached, you will experience a lot of positive moments despite the fact that your relationship has weathered some hard times in the past.
Veritas volleyball clips Cair Paravel
October 9, 2012
Veritas volleyball defeated Cair Paravel 25-22, 25-14, 14-25, 25-23 Monday night to improve to 19-3.
LB Ben Heeney bright spot for KU defense
October 9, 2012
When a team gives up 475 yards, eight touchdowns and 56 points to its in-state rival, it can be pretty tough to find positive things to point to on the defensive side of the field.
Heard on the Hill: Student body president wants earlier access to syllabi; a list of KU entities on Twitter, Facebook (and MySpace)
October 9, 2012
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