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Plan to spend $1 million for more downtown parking to get closer look
September 25, 2012
Plans for extra taxes to pay for an extra level on a proposed downtown parking garage are going to take some extra study at Lawrence City Hall.
Antique car show set for Oct. 7
September 25, 2012
The Lawrence Region Antique Automobile Club of America will host its 40th annual Antique Car Show on Oct. 7 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St.
Bike tour to explore East Lawrence
September 25, 2012
The Watkins Community Museum is hosting a bike tour of East Lawrence from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20.
Alpaca farm holding open house
September 25, 2012
Kaw Valley Alpacas owners Macel and Bruce Koerth are opening their farm to visitors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday as part of National Alpaca Farm Days.
Kids Voting seeks volunteers at the polls
September 25, 2012
The Lawrence Kids Voting group is looking for volunteers to help kindergartners through 17-year-olds vote in a mock election Nov. 6.
Brownback refuses to set ‘benchmark’ for health exchange
September 25, 2012
“My administration will not make any decisions regarding the implementation of Obamacare until after the November elections,” Brownback said in a statement Tuesday, reiterating the stance he’s long held.
City rethinks retail zoning
September 25, 2012
Commissioners unanimously agreed to rescind their action from last week that withdrew a request to rezone 146 acres on the northwest corner of Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway for retail uses.
Resident of home on Indiana Street reports attempted burglary
September 25, 2012
A resident at a home in the 1700 block of Indiana Street reported an attempted burglary Sunday morning.
Items valued at $22,000 stolen from home on West 25th Street
September 25, 2012
A home in the 1900 block of West 25th Street was broken into Sunday or Monday while the resident was out of town, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley.
Roy Williams’ tumor is non-cancerous
Biopsy will be taken to ensure second tumor is also benign
September 25, 2012
Roy Williams’ surgically removed kidney tumor is not cancerous.
Lawrence SAT scores above state, national average
September 25, 2012
Lawrence high-schoolers out-performed the state and national averages on the SAT college-entrance exam last year.
Man using West Middle School track collapses, dies
September 25, 2012
A man collapsed Tuesday afternoon at the West Middle School track and later died, according to an email sent by Julie Boyle, Lawrence Public Schools spokeswoman.
One person extricated from vehicle after accident near 13th and Tennessee streets
04:11 p.m., September 25, 2012 Updated 05:10 p.m.
One person was extricated from a car Tuesday afternoon following a one-vehicle accident on Tennessee Street, just south of 13th Street.
K-State’ getting new brand
September 25, 2012
Don’t call Kansas State University, K-State anymore.
Preservation group purchases Turnhalle building in East Lawrence
September 25, 2012
An 1869 building in East Lawrence has been purchased by the Lawrence Preservation Alliance in an effort to save the structure that once was the center of the city’s thriving German-American community.
Brownback, economic advisers consider goals of KU, K-State
01:24 p.m., September 25, 2012 Updated 04:26 p.m.
Concern about national rankings of Kansas universities brought Gov. Sam Brownback and his economic advisers together Tuesday to brainstorm about ways to raise those rankings.
Business leaders tell Brownback to publicize tax cuts to businesses
September 25, 2012
Business leader allies of Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday told Brownback his administration needed to do a better job of getting the message out that many
Preparations under way for annual Oktoberfest celebration
September 25, 2012
The smell of cabbage wafting from the basement kitchen is a surefire sign it’s Oktoberfest time at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Town Talk: Ten Thousand Villages signs deal for downtown space, hopes to open by end of October; 4G service launched in Lawrence; Community Wireless proposes downtown Internet plan
September 25, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Overland Park approves carrying weapons in public
September 25, 2012
Overland Park residents will be able to carry their guns in public, with certain restrictions.
Jenkins, Schlingensiepen spar on farm bill
10:10 a.m., September 25, 2012 Updated 12:17 p.m.
A U.S. House candidate from northeastern Kansas is criticizing incumbent Republican Rep. Lynn Jenkins and Congress for failing to act on a new farm bill.
Attorney General Schmidt reorganizes efforts to help crime victims
September 25, 2012
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has reorganized his office’s administration of programs that help crime victims.
Kansas scores on SAT rise
September 25, 2012
Kansas students are outpacing the national average on the SAT college-entrance exam.
First Bell: Pickney PTO coffee; SAT scores moderately higher than national average
September 25, 2012
News, et cetera, from schools in and around Douglas County.
Heard on the Hill: Twitter reviews of sexual-harassment course; a Jayhawk dream dashed; your chance to share your parking thoughts
September 25, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Kansas football moves forward
September 25, 2012
After taking its normal day off Monday, Kansas University’s football team will get back to work today even though the Week Five bye leaves the Jayhawks without an opponent this weekend.
25 years ago: Rural residents fight for voice on planning commission
September 25, 2012
Their request had ended in a stalemate this week.
40 years ago: ‘Questionably legal’ stop signs to be legitimized
September 25, 2012
It had recently been discovered that only 93 of the 630 stop signs in the city of Lawrence were legally binding.
Horoscopes for Sept. 25
September 25, 2012
For Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012: This year you express a unique creativity that seems to solve problems, create great fun and add to your desirability. The unexpected occurs when dealing with others. If you are single, you could enjoy several different flirtations. If you are attached, you could encounter a conflict, as you both have gone through a change.
100 years ago: Entire downtown closes early so all may enjoy county fair
September 25, 2012
“Uncle Sam declared a half holiday and closed his post office at noon. Newspapers are to be printed at noon so that those connected with the afternoon dailies can enjoy the afternoon at the Park….”
Prep PG down to Irish, Illini; Bill Self visits F Aaron Gordon
September 25, 2012
Four-star point guard prospect Demetrius Jackson will be playing college basketball at either Notre Dame or the University of Illinois.
Big 12 boasts bevy of top QBs
September 25, 2012
Newcomers West Virginia and TCU are fitting in nicely to the pass-crazy Big 12.
Detroit slugs Royals, 6-2
September 25, 2012
The potential tying run was on third with one out in the fifth inning, and Justin Verlander was suddenly in pain. A routine throw back to the pitcher had gone awry, and the Detroit ace hurt his non-throwing shoulder lunging to stop it.
Right on course: Jayhawks surge to early lead
September 25, 2012
Kansas University’s women’s golfers spent a productive 11 hours at the office — in their case Alvamar Golf Club — on Monday.
Letter to the Editor: Climate picture
September 25, 2012
With summer’s heat behind us, it’s a good time to reflect on the emerging picture of our climate.
Letter to the Editor: Obesity effort
September 25, 2012
Hasselle calls for the community to support schools, hospitals, LiveWell Lawrence, the Douglas County Food Policy Council and public groups in the fight to combat obesity and support healthy lifestyles.
Editorial: Waning wind
September 25, 2012
The state’s elected representatives need to get behind legislation to support the wind power industry in Kansas.
Utah candidate defies racial ‘stalemate’
September 25, 2012 in print edition on A8
A specter is haunting the Congressional Black Caucus, the specter of integration. It is discomforting enough that the now 43-member CBC has included a Republican since 2011, when Florida’s Allen West became the first Republican to join the CBC since 1997. South Carolina’s Tim Scott, an African-American, also came to Congress in 2011 but declined to join.
Cowboys, mafia meet in ‘Vegas’
September 25, 2012
Bring on the hybrids. Last Monday, Fox debuted “The Mob Doctor,” an odd blend of “The Sopranos” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” Tonight, it’s cowboys vs. the Mafia on “Vegas” (9 p.m., CBS), set in Nevada in 1960.