Archive for Thursday, October 25, 2012

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6:00 a.m.
Congressman Kevin Yoder talks with Kansas University Libraries Dean Lorraine Haricombe on Wednesday at KU’s Watson Library. U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder touts bill that would make research more available during KU visit
October 24, 2012
Speaking at KU’s Watson Library on Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder said he’s supporting a bill that would help make federally funded scholarly research more freely available for anyone to see. He also credited KU for being a leader — often mentioned alongside the likes of Harvard — on the issue of open access to research. By Matt Erickson
10:00 a.m.
Senior Elijah Johnson, (15) has a photograph taken with women attending Ladies Night Out with Bill Self in Allen Fieldhouse Wednesday evening, Oct. 24, 2012. Women got a chance to run drills, get their photographs taken with and receive one-on-one instruction in basketball from members of the Kansas University men's basketball team and staff. Jayhawks follow bad practice with good cause
October 24, 2012
Kansas University’s basketball team had its worst practice of the young 2012-13 season Wednesday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse. “We had a bad day today, but something positive came out of it. I think we got in better shape today,” KU coach Bill Self told 450 women who attended Wednesday’s “Ladies Night Out” cancer benefit in the fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
2:00 p.m.
In this 2010 file photo, a Lawrence Police Department patrol car responds to a call at Kansas University's McCollum Hall. Lawrence man arrested on animal cruelty charge
October 25, 2012
A 23-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early Wednesday morning at Lawrence Memorial Hospital on a charge of animal cruelty.
4:30 p.m.
Adolfo and Deborah Gomez, of Northlake, Ill., were arrested June 13, after two of their children were found bound by their hands and feet in a Lawrence Walmart parking lot. Jury trials set for Chicago area couple whose children were found tied up outside Lawrence Walmart
October 25, 2012
Trial dates have been set for a husband and wife accused of binding two of their children by their hands and feet in a Lawrence Walmart parking lot June 13. Douglas County prosecutors said the children have been placed in protective custody. The parents remain in the Douglas County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond each. By Shaun Hittle
6:00 p.m.
Westbound traffic on 23rd Street between Haskell Avenue and Barker Avenue travels on the new bridge Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. During construction of the bridge, 23rd Street traffic had been moved onto shoo-fly detours. Two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane are now open on the bridge. Crews soon will begin to remove the shoo-flies and complete work on frontage roads on each side of the bridge. This view is from the west end of the bridge looking east on 23rd Street toward Haskell Avenue. New bridge in business
October 24, 2012
A new $4.3 million bridge on 23rd Street between Haskell and Barker avenues partially opened to traffic Wednesday, and motorists immediately began to notice the bridge no longer sits atop a large hill. By Chad Lawhorn

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