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LHS tennis sixth at Emporia
April 1, 2013
Lawrence High boys tennis placed sixth at Emporia on Monday.
Kansas Senate advances sweeping anti-abortion measure
April 1, 2013
The Kansas Senate gave first-round approval Monday to new restrictions for abortion providers after refusing to add extra language aimed at bolstering existing protections for access to birth control.
LHS golf 5th, FSHS 9th at SMS
April 1, 2013
Lawrence High boys golf placed fifth out of 14 teams with 332 points on Monday in the Shawnee Mission South Invitational. Free State (339) placed ninth.
Lions baseball tops SMNW, 7-0
11:57 p.m., April 1, 2013 Updated 04:35 p.m.
Brandon Bell pitched six scoreless innings in Lawrence High’s 7-0 high school baseball victory on Monday at Shawnee Mission Northwest.
KU softball’s Maggie Hull selected in pro draft
April 1, 2013
Kansas University senior softball outfielder Maggie Hull was selected 11th overall by the Chicago Bandits in the National Pro Fastpitch College Draft, held Monday night in Nashville, Tenn.
Royals ace as advertised, but White Sox starter earns win in opener
April 1, 2013
The Kansas City Royals got everything they envisioned from James Shields — except the win. For that, they can’t blame him. Shields got outpitched by Chris Sale, Tyler Flowers homered and the White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 1-0 in the season opener on Monday.
Senate advances cut to Earned Income Tax Credit to help homestead property tax refund program
April 1, 2013
The Kansas Senate on Monday gave preliminary approval to a bill that cuts $42 million from a tax credit for low-income working families and gives the money to low-income homeowners. By Scott Rothschild
City Commission to consider giving Lawrence’s city manager $10,000 raise
April 1, 2013
City commissioners at their weekly meeting will vote on a new contract for David Corliss that calls for a 7.6 percent increase that will take his salary to $140,000 a year. By Chad Lawhorn
Court documents in case against Franklin County sheriff reveal drug allegations against former county attorney
April 1, 2013
A sexual affair, lying to state investigators, and allegations that a former Franklin County Attorney bought methamphetamine were at the center of criminal charges against former Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Curry, according to documents released publicly for the first time Monday. Curry, whose resignation as sheriff was effective Monday, entered into a diversion program on two criminal charges Monday during a preliminary hearing in the case. But court documents unsealed by Senior Judge John Sanders Monday revealed the origin of the criminal charges and ouster petition filed against Curry. By Shaun Hittle
Two pedestrians, including child, 3, suffer minor injuries after being struck by car on Iowa Street
03:56 p.m., April 1, 2013 Updated 04:56 p.m.
Two people, including a 6-year-old child, suffered minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Iowa Street.
Advance voting highest since 2005
April 1, 2013
As of noon Monday, nearly 1,600 Douglas County voters had cast advance ballots, the highest number since 2005 when a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage was being decided. By Peter Hancock
KU Wind Ensemble nets New York Times review, plans local encore show
April 1, 2013
For New York City music aficionados leery of student performances, the Kansas University Wind Ensemble rose above expectations last week, eliciting a standing ovation and a flattering review in The New York Times. A free encore performance is planned Tuesday in Lawrence. By Sara Shepherd
KU freshman Ben McLemore earns All-America honors
02:15 p.m., April 1, 2013 Updated 11:50 p.m.
Kansas University freshman Ben McLemore was named to the Wooden All-America team and Associated Press All-America second team on Monday, while Jeff Withey was named to the AP third team. By Gary Bedore
Debater Lauren Pauls breaks LHS point record
April 1, 2013
Lawrence High School senior debater Lauren Pauls broke the school’s career point record in National Forensics League competition this weekend. With three weeks left in the regular season, she now has 1,982 NFL points. By Peter Hancock
KU provost’s April Fools’ Day letter announces barbecue research center, Jayhawk Boulevard swim lanes
April 1, 2013
A barbecue research center, swim lanes on Jayhawk Boulevard, fish-oil stations in all buildings: These and other measures are all in store for the Kansas University campus, according to a news-packed note from KU Provost Jeff Vitter. Do note the date at the top, though: April 1.
Police arrest dozens of people for DUI, alcohol-related offenses during weekend
April 1, 2013
On a weekend that saw a return of warm weather — and the end of Kansas University’s basketball season — Lawrence police had their hands full with more than 35 alcohol-related incidents across the city.
Senate leader says no plans to consider bill opposed by disability community
April 1, 2013
Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce said Monday he doesn’t plan for the Senate to take up a bill that has been vigorously opposed by advocates for those with developmental disabilities. Scott Rothschild
Volunteers, donations sought for Project Graduation
April 1, 2013
The annual drug-free and alcohol-free graduation party is set for Wednesday, May 22, at Abe and Jake’s Landing.
DUI bill that would allow stiffer charges passes in Kansas Legislature
April 1, 2013
A bill that would strengthen penalties against drunken drivers was passed unanimously in the Kansas House and Senate last month. The bill, advocated for by Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson, would allow prosecutors to charge drunken drivers with aggravated battery in injury accidents. By Shaun Hittle
Lawrence man killed Saturday in single-vehicle accident in Johnson County
April 1, 2013
A 26-year-old Lawrence man was killed Saturday night in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate Highway 435 in Johnson County.
KU football lands juco cornerback
10:43 a.m., April 1, 2013 Updated 11:43 p.m.
The Kansas University football program added to its already juco-heavy recruiting class last weekend, when Pierce Community College cornerback Brandon Hollomon orally committed to join the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait
Big moves bring bigger expectations for Royals
April 1, 2013
As the Kansas City Royals added to their roster during the offseason, Billy Butler was glad the team embraced the task at hand instead of eyeing the future.
Forty years, three murders and no answers in Franklin County cold case
April 1, 2013
Gary Avery, now 63, was working the night shift at Lawrence Paper Company on March 27, 1973, when he received a call that his mother and brother were missing. By Shaun Hittle
Editorial: Important choices
A big turnout is the best way for voters to show their appreciation for local candidates’ willingness to run and serve in public office.
April 1, 2013
Hopefully, Mother Nature will provide ideal weather Tuesday so local voters will have no excuse for not participating in the Lawrence City Commission and school board elections.
Style for the Ages: Smart shopping
April 1, 2013
It’s the oldest cliché in the book: Men hate shopping.
Tips for the new organic gardener
April 1, 2013
I am now in my eighth year as an organic gardener — mostly veggies, but some flowers too. I’ve gardened in a local community garden as well as my own backyard. Here are six bits of wisdom my experiences have taught me.
Fix-It Chick: Eradicate emerald ash borers
April 1, 2013
The emerald ash borer is a half-inch-long metallic green beetle that feeds on ash trees. Native to Asia, the EAB was first discovered in the U.S. in 2002. Since that time, it has killed tens of millions of ash trees.
Go-Getter: Try landscaping
April 1, 2013
If you’re not happy with your yard, it might be time to start thinking about a landscaping project.
Double Take: SnapChat no safer than texting
April 1, 2013
There’s bad news and worse news about sexting. First the bad: There are no reliable stats, but I guarantee that any study you find underestimates the commonality of written sexting. The vast majority of dating couples engage in it. I’m not endorsing this. I’m just reporting it.
Opinion: Public opinion is a poor moral guide
April 1, 2013 in print edition on A8
History is full of warnings about what happens when people follow public opinion instead of standing by their principles. In its most extreme manifestation, public opinion might well become mob rule when vigilantes take the law into their own hands.
Opinion: U.S. to expand special ops efforts
April 1, 2013 in print edition on A8
The emblem of the U.S. Special Operations Command pointedly illustrates its mission: It shows the tip of a spear. Now SOCOM is expanding this arsenal to create a global network that can project power even as America’s armies withdraw from the battlefields of the last decade.
Spring cleaning: Don’t forget hidden grime in appliances, electronics
Tips for doing these once-a-year jobs right
April 1, 2013
Mystery goo petrified in the corner of the crisper, lint-monster lurking in the dryer vent, cat hair carpeting the back of the cable box? Staying out of sight allows grime hideouts to be forgotten, so be sure to add appliances and electronics to your spring cleaning routine. By Sara Shepherd
40 years ago: Stolen wallet results in mistaken identity
April 1, 2013
The student advised anyone losing their wallet to inform the authorities immediately.
100 years ago: City should use ground water, not river water, engineer says
April 1, 2013
“‘I found that it is a great expense to operate purification plants.’”
25 years ago: Historic preservation emotional topic at Lawrence meeting
April 1, 2013
Many residents were still feeling the sting of the previous summer’s demolition of eight old houses.
Horoscopes for April 1
April 1, 2013
For Monday, April 1: This year you will tend to be more adventuresome than in past years. You have unusually high energy and need a positive outlet. If you are single, you are like a magnet — several admirers cannot stay away. If you are attached, form a habit of jogging or walking every day, or else you could find yourself fighting with your sweetie.
Bankruptcies for April 1
April 1, 2013
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Divorces for April 1
April 1, 2013
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court.
Marriages for April 1
April 1, 2013
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County.