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Recent rain barely a drop toward making up deficit
October 15, 2012
With only 0.83 of an inch of rainfall so far this month, precipitation for October in Lawrence is at about half the average amount, said National Weather Service meteorologist John Woynick.
Column: Stellar defense leading Firebirds
October 15, 2012
Monday’s football practice at Free State High centered on defense, and all the players on that side of the ball wore black mesh over their jerseys. Nobody talked about the school’s No. 1 ranking in the Class 6A poll unless asked about it.
Chocolate and Tea to benefit shelter
October 15, 2012
Guests can satisfy their sweet tooth and help a local organization during Chocolate and Tea at Three.
Candidates duel over tax cuts, school funding, evolution at forum
October 15, 2012
Disagreements over school funding, taxes and the teaching of evolution dominated a marathon session of candidate forums held Monday night in the Douglas County Courthouse. The event, sponsored by the Voter Education Coalition and 6News, produced several verbal jabs but no real knockouts.
KU student reports armed robbery near Stouffer Place Apartments
October 15, 2012
A Kansas University crime alert was sent out at 10:15 p.m. Monday after a female student reported that a man with a gun stole her cellphone and iPod.
KBA offers glimpse at investment outcomes
October 15, 2012
The number of jobs created by Kansas Bioscience Authority investments more than doubled during the 2012 fiscal year compared with the year before, KBA staff members told the group’s board of directors Monday.
City begins delivering trash carts
October 15, 2012
Spring is long gone, but signs of green will be popping up in the front yards of Lawrence homes for weeks.
Equal-pay advocate to speak at KU
October 15, 2012
The next lecture in a series honoring slain Kansas University student Jana Mackey will feature equal-pay advocate Lilly Ledbetter.
Opening of Born Learning Trail set for Saturday
October 15, 2012
The United Way of Douglas County invites community members to the opening of the Born Learning Trail from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Deerfield Park, which is just west of the intersection of Princeton Boulevard and Lawrence Avenue.
Baldwin City, Lawrence reach agreement on price of water
October 15, 2012
Baldwin City is in line to get a water rate reduction courtesy of Lawrence city commissioners.
Registration ends Tuesday; voting starts Wednesday
October 15, 2012
Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election, and on Wednesday, advance voting starts with Douglas County officials offering more sites and longer hours.
Federal authorities say Topeka attorney embezzles $80,000 intended for KU Business School
October 15, 2012
A Topeka lawyer has been indicted in federal court for wire fraud and money laundering, including allegations the man cleared out nearly $80,000 from a trust designated to benefit the Kansas University School of Business.
Lawrence police investigating several more home and car burglaries, plus handgun incident at book store
October 15, 2012
Lawrence police responded to several reports of home and vehicle burglaries over the weekend, and several occurred near the same location and during the same time frame.
Ex-soldier gets 10 months for Kansas sham marriage
October 15, 2012
A former Kansas soldier has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for entering into a sham marriage so he could get additional military benefits and his Jamaican bride could become a legal immigrant.
Kansas State Board of Education to discuss test scores
01:33 p.m., October 15, 2012 Updated 03:42 p.m.
Confusion over the way statewide test results were reported last month is prompting the Kansas State Board of Education to discuss how those numbers should be reported in the future.
Kansas food companies, including Lawrence’s CopperLeaf Gourmet, seek to boost export opportunities
October 15, 2012
Several Kansas food companies have been working to boost their export opportunities.
Former judge Tacha to be honored
October 15, 2012
Former Kansas University School of Law professor and federal Judge Deanell Tacha will be honored Saturday with a national award for her judicial service.
Around and About for Oct. 13, 2012
October 15, 2012
Jared Vinoverski, a Lawrence High School graduate, was nominated as a Pittsburg State University Homecoming king candidate.
Softbank to buy 70 percent of Sprint for $20.1B
11:19 a.m., October 15, 2012 Updated 01:51 p.m.
Japan’s Softbank has agreed to buy 70 percent of Sprint for $20.1 billion, giving the struggling U.S. cellphone company an infusion of cash and confidence.
Big pick-up: Combo guard Wayne Selden commits to KU basketball
Mom, five-star recruit had great time at Late Night in Phog
11:18 a.m., October 15, 2012 Updated 11:59 p.m.
Wayne Selden, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound combo guard from Tilton School in Tilton, N.H., has orally committed to the Kansas men’s basketball team.
Town Talk: Mass. Street Sweet Shop set to open next month; city reaches water deal with Baldwin City; city to appoint neighborhood leader to new eco devo board
October 15, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
KU-Texas kickoff set for 11 a.m. Oct. 27
October 15, 2012
The Big 12 conference announced Monday morning that Kansas University’s homecoming football contest against the University of Texas on Oct. 27 would kick off at 11 a.m.
Heard on the Hill: ‘Cash buses’ driving on Jayhawk Boulevard this week; current students will be able to opt in to Core curriculum; ‘Denim and Pink’ fundraiser Thursday
October 15, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
October 15, 2012
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
October 15, 2012
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending Oct. 12, 2012.
Letter: Pension fairness
October 15, 2012
The states in the USA are complaining bitterly about the pension amounts that retirees are and will be drawing upon retirement and are making plans to lower the amount the state must contribute. The recession has hurt the state, but also in good times the Kansas Legislature did not pay their share.
Letter: Vote on the issues
October 15, 2012
n the Oct. 10 Public Forum, a writer commented on the “misbehavior” of two audience members listening to a debate between incumbent Lynn Jenkins and her challenger, Tobias Schlingensiepen.
Editorial: Finally fair
Beginning today the K-State Official Online Store is expected to start charging state sales tax, a measure that’s long overdue.
October 15, 2012
It has taken awhile — more than a year since the issue rose to the surface and that’s considerably longer than it should have — but as of today an issue of unfairness to Kansas retailers apparently will have been resolved.
Fix-It Chick: Move a piano
October 15, 2012
Moving a piano is seldom fun, but with the right tools and a few strong backs, it can be done.
Lawrence Laundry: Downtown boot quest
October 15, 2012
My feet prefer the company of boots over any other encasement in which I could place them. When I find a pair I like, I wear them until the sole is flapping off and super glue no longer adheres to the half-dozen layers of glue previously applied.
Letter: Mocking religion
October 15, 2012
Apparently this week is Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau’s week to deride and mock Mitt Romney’s religion. Will he have the courage to mock Islam sometime soon?
Opinion: 50 years ago, U.S. faced ‘real deal’
October 15, 2012
There was a time when nuclear war was a threat and not a theory, when Americans faced the very real prospect of a massive missile attack on their soil, when the two postwar superpowers were poised for war — a brisk, brutal war that would have endangered if not ended the lives of tens of millions of people.
October 15, 2012
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending Oct. 12, 2012.
25 years ago: Old fraternity house to be razed, replaced by apartments
October 15, 2012
The abandoned Theta Chi fraternity house at 1329 W. Ninth was in the sights of a Salina architecture firm.
Shopping sickness explored
October 15, 2012
Does television shape behavior, or reflect it? And if it reflects it, is it an accurate representation or something from the circus funhouse? If television were a realistic depiction of society, I’d be pretty worried — if only about the threat of zombies.
40 years ago: Thousands cheer young Elton John at KU concert
October 15, 2012
Nearly 10,000 people had packed Allen Fieldhouse on a recent Friday night.
100 years ago: Roosevelt injured in Milwaukee assassination attempt
October 15, 2012
“Col. Roosevelt is the greatest man in the world and this attack on him is likewise an attack on the highest form of civic righteousness.”
River City Jules: Guitar hero
October 15, 2012
It was a crisp autumn night. My husband had just treated his loving wife to dinner in Westport before strolling over to The Beaumont Club to see one of his favorite guitarists, Mark Tremonti, pair up with one of his favorite bassists, Wolfgang Van Halen, at this intimate concert venue. The tickets were free, the air was cool, his date was hot.
Double Take: Parents, assume your teen will have sex
October 15, 2012
Here’s what we know: 47 percent of high school students have had sexual intercourse, and 35 percent report being sexually active at any given moment. The average age for first intercourse in the U.S. is 17.
Bite Sighs: Blueberry energy cake
October 15, 2012
We’re going to make a cake from scratch this time, stuffed with good-for-you ingredients and still just as simple as can be. With blueberries for antioxidants, honey for energy and the comfort factor of homemade cake, this recipe is definitely a winner.
New day care fills niche
October 15, 2012
A local mother has created a new child care option in Lawrence that caters to parents who favor a holistic environment and need the option of a flexible day care schedule.
Children’s book ‘The Pillow Fairy’ helps parents solve problem
Story gives kids incentive to sleep in their own beds
October 15, 2012
Local resident, educator and now published author Marcia Riley is sharing one of her parenting secrets in her new book, “The Pillow Fairy” (self published at CreateSpace, 2012), the story of how she got her two sons to go to sleep in their very own beds.
Upstage anyone with these costume ideas from theater pros
October 15, 2012
Envisioning a costume is one thing. Translating it from a mental picture to something you or your child can wear is another.
Daytripper: Spooky sightseeing
October 15, 2012
No need to travel all the way to Hotel Transylvania this Halloween season to encounter vampires, zombies, ghouls, ghosts, illusions, apparitions and various other members of the living dead.
Horoscopes for Oct. 15
October 15, 2012
For Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 This year your birthday falls on a New Moon, signifying a new beginning in at least one segment of your life. Your creativity and magnetism intertwine, which will open you up to more possibilities. If you are single, a relationship is yours to have, if you want it. If you are attached, the two of you need more personal time as a couple, but be careful to not get to me-oriented.