Archive for Tuesday, September 4, 2012

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Public split on plans for new rec center
City Commission pushes back vote on proposal
September 4, 2012
At least one point about a proposed sports complex in northwest Lawrence became clearer Tuesday: The public is divided about the wisdom of the plan.
First lady says Obama ‘a man we can trust’
September 4, 2012
First lady Michelle Obama lovingly praised her husband Tuesday night in a prime-time Democratic Convention speech as a devoted spouse and caring father at home and a “man we can trust” to revive the nation’s weak economy as president, beckoning the country to return him to the White House despite agonizingly slow recovery from recession.
Drought threatens Monarch butterfly population
September 4, 2012
Prime monarch watching season is almost upon the Lawrence area. The problem is, the monarch butterflies probably won’t be in their prime.
Former KU chancellor among 3 to be given Ellsworth Medallion
September 4, 2012
The Kansas University Alumni Association will honor former KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway, Sue Shields Watson, and former state Sen. David Wysong for outstanding service.
KU Edwards Campus vice chancellor stepping down
September 4, 2012
Kansas University Edwards Campus Vice Chancellor Bob Clark is leaving the position after 15 years of service, it was announced Tuesday.
911 overhaul plan to be presented to officials today
September 4, 2012
Most people don’t think about 911 — until they need it.
Around and About for Sept. 1, 2012
September 4, 2012
Maggie Brooke, a 2003 Lawrence Free State High School graduate, graduated in May from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. In June, she began a five-year general surgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco East Bay.
Driver and pedestrian identified in Sunday accident at Ninth and Ohio; alcohol listed as contributing factor
September 4, 2012
The driver and the pedestrian involved in a Sunday morning accident near the intersection of Ninth and Ohio streets have been identified by police.
Johnson County DA faces ethics complaint over abortion case
September 4, 2012
An anti-abortion group filed an ethics complaint Tuesday accusing Johnson County’s district attorney of lying to a judge about the fate of records from an investigation into Planned Parenthood.
Hutchinson will vote on anti-discrimination law
September 4, 2012
Hutchinson voters will be asked to decide whether to add protections against discrimination for gays, lesbians and bisexuals to the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance.
Eudora woman sentenced to eight years in prison for role in robbery at Lawrence motel
September 4, 2012
Douglas County District Judge Paula Martin sentenced a Eudora woman to eight years in prison for crimes connected with a March 5 robbery at the Days Inn, 730 Iowa.
Jayhawk fans put twist on tailgating
September 4, 2012
You’ll find more than burgers and brats when KU fans fire up the grill.
Federal court sides with fair against PETA
12:04 p.m., September 4, 2012 Updated 04:25 p.m.
A federal judge has sided with the Kansas State Fair in a free speech challenge filed by an animal-rights group.
Entrepreneurship is focus of free seminar
September 4, 2012
The Kansas University Small Business Development Center will host a free seminar Monday, Sept. 4, for start-up and early-stage entrepreneurs.
President of Colombia to visit alma mater KU
11:05 a.m., September 4, 2012 Updated 02:56 p.m.
On the same day Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was making international headlines with the launch of a peace-seeking initiative with a rebel group, it was announced Santos will return to his alma mater, Kansas University, later this month for a visit.
Town Talk: Local Burger closes Lawrence location; keeping an eye on Steak ’n Shake; idea of Clinton Lake resort gets mention by state wildlife and parks leader
September 4, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Off the Beaten Plate: Tacos de Nopales at Tortas Jalisco
September 4, 2012
The Tacos de Nopales — that’s Spanish for cactus — at Tortas Jalisco pack quite a punch. By Sara Shepherd.
‘Gotcha’ game
Political campaigns should rise above half-truths and statements taken out of context.
September 4, 2012
Election campaigns really should be more than a game of verbal “gotcha.”
25 years ago: More car-owning students means headache for new apartment complex
September 4, 2012
Due to space problems, residents had been double-parking, crowding alongside driveways, and parking in the grass.
40 years ago: KU student works for Paul Newman over summer break
September 4, 2012
A KU student had just returned from her unusual summer job working for Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward.
Horoscope for Sept. 4
September 4, 2012
For Tuesday, Sept. 4: This year you often feel as though you cannot get certain elements of your life under control. You won’t want to leave anything to chance. If you are single, the romance you think you are attracting could be very different in reality. If you are attached, you will have control of your finances.
100 years ago: Duck hunters reminded of state laws
September 4, 2012
“The duck season opened yesterday.”
Berk’ cartoon has dragons
September 4, 2012
Is there a downside to peace? In the Viking kingdom featured in the animated series “Dragons: Riders of Berk” (6:30 p.m., Cartoon Network), the price of tranquility runs high. Inspired by the movie “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Berk” asks us to imagine a world where dragons and people have become friends. This seems like a plus, until the friendly giant lizards start scaring the barnyard animals.
Family provides lessons children can learn
September 4, 2012
Dear Annie: My husband and I are trying to raise our three children in a traditional, conservative environment, but my in-laws undermine our values.
Obama touts trickle-down government
September 4, 2012 in print edition on A10
With Americans, on average, worth less and earning less than when he was inaugurated, Barack Obama is requesting a second term by promising, or perhaps threatening, that prosperity is just around the corner if he can practice four more years of trickle-down government. This is dubious policy, scattering borrowed money in the hope that this will fill consumers and investors with confidence. But recently Obama revealed remarkable ambitions for it when speaking in Pueblo, Colo., a pleasant place Democratic presidents should avoid.
Former leader details U.N. failures
September 4, 2012 in print edition on A10
There is no “big idea” easier to pay homage to in principle, or harder to make work in practice, than the peacekeeping role of the United Nations. This is painfully clear in a new memoir by Kofi Annan, its former secretary-general.