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KU baseball blanks Saint Mary
April 3, 2013
Alex DeLeon drove in three runs and the Kansas University pitching staff threw a four-hit, shutout victory, 3-0, against Saint Mary on Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Lions seniors sign to play college sports
April 3, 2013
Two Lawrence High seniors signed letters of intent last week to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level.
LHS tennis 2-1 at Washburn quad
April 3, 2013
Lawrence High’s boys tennis team went 2-1 Wednesday at the Washburn Rural quad. The Lions defeated Topeka West, 4-0, and Topeka Seaman, 3-1, and fell to Rural, 3-1.
Our Town Sports (April 4)
April 3, 2013
Here is the April 4 edition of Our Town Sports
Home runs doom Santana, Royals in 5-2 loss at White Sox
April 3, 2013
All things considered, the Kansas City Royals will take what they got from Ervin Santana. They’d like their offense to pitch in, though. Too many home runs by the White Sox and not enough clutch hits added up to another loss for the Royals.
KU receiver Justin McCay has focus on football again
April 3, 2013
Last year at this time, Kansas University wide receiver Justin McCay was battling the NCAA about his eligibility. This year, he’s focused on playing football again. By Matt Tait
County won’t loosen building codes for agritourism
April 3, 2013
For the time being, businesses operating under Douglas County’s new agritourism permits will have to comply with the same building codes as other commercial businesses. But county commissioners may revisit the issue next year. By Peter Hancock
Local men at center of local ‘K2’ synthetic marijuana controversy brought up on federal drug charges
April 3, 2013
A trio of Kansas men, including a father and son from Tonganoxie and Lawrence, were indicted Wednesday in federal court on a variety of drug charges related to the sale of the now-banned synthetic marijuana product known as “K2.” By Shaun Hittle
KU students help police train on responses to underage drinking parties
April 3, 2013
With red plastic cups, beer pong and loud music, dozens of rowdy college students rocked out Wednesday afternoon at Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Then the cops came—breaking up fights, checking I.D.s, and calming down the rowdy partygoers. But it was all just practice. By Shaun Hittle
Crime rate on KU’s Lawrence campus rises in 2012, with addition of DUI offenses
April 3, 2013
Property and violent crime on Kansas University’s campus remained mostly even in 2012, but the crime rate rose significantly, according to the KU Public Safety Office.
Lawyers criticize release of information in case of former Franklin Co. Sheriff
April 3, 2013
Attorneys representing former Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Curry and former Franklin County Attorney Heather Jones say the decision to open a sealed court document this week unfairly violated Jones’ privacy rights. The process “violates the fundamental principles of due process which we normally expect in this country,” said Robin Fowler, Jones’ attorney. By Shaun Hittle
House tax leader says no to Senate-approved bill to cut Earned Income Tax Credit
April 3, 2013
The House’s tax leader on Wednesday rejected a Senate-approved bill that would cut nearly in half the state portion of the Earned Income Tax Credit, which is aimed at helping low-income, working families. By Scott Rothschild
United Way awards $310,000 in funding for new collaborative health care plan
April 3, 2013
Sharing can be healthy. A group of 12 local social service agencies have received $310,000 from the United Way of Douglas County to fund a plan that promotes greater sharing of resources and collaboration in delivering physical and mental health care. By Chad Lawhorn
Protection from quarantine for HIV, AIDS patients is discriminatory, state senator says
April 3, 2013
A bill that a leading gay rights advocate says will lead to the harassment of people with AIDS appears headed toward approval. By Scott Rothschild
Rio Adams: Transfer from KU a ‘family decision’
01:25 p.m., April 3, 2013 Updated 11:50 p.m.
Rio Adams has a message for Kansas University basketball fans as he prepares to continue his college career someplace other than KU. “It was a great run. I appreciate the support,” Adams, a 6-foot-3 freshman from Seattle, told the Journal-World Wednesday night, hours after he was granted a release by coach Bill Self. By Gary Bedore
Police officer injured while arresting burglary suspect at T-Mobile store
April 3, 2013
A police officer was injured Tuesday night while arresting a suspect in a break-in at the T-Mobile store at 1700 W. 23rd Street.
Measure to lure casino to SE Kansas fails
April 3, 2013
An attempt to bring a state-owned casino to southeast Kansas failed Tuesday evening when the state Senate rejected a deal to help such a project but also kill off any possibility of slot machines at dog and horse tracks.
Drug testing bill goes to governor
April 3, 2013
Kansas residents applying for welfare or unemployment benefits would have to submit to drug tests under legislation that won final legislative approval on Tuesday, though Gov. Sam Brownback has yet to say whether he plans to sign it.
Anti-abortion bill expected to win final approval this week
April 3, 2013
The Kansas Senate approved new restrictions for abortion providers Tuesday, moving the state’s most-sweeping legislation on the issue this year close to final passage.
Poor inning sinks Kansas baseball vs. Creighton
April 3, 2013
One bad inning was enough to sink Kansas University’s baseball team. Creighton center fielder Mike Gerber went 2-for-5 with a solo home run as part of a five-run second inning, and the Bluejays beat KU, 6-4, Tuesday night at Hoglund Ballpark.
Weis to KU defense: No loafing allowed
April 3, 2013
During a recent meeting with the media, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis said flying to the football had been an emphasis for the KU defense so far this spring, and during practice on Tuesday, KU players seemed to have gotten the message. By Matt Tait
FSHS soccer falls
April 3, 2013
Free State High soccer fell to Shawnee Mission South, 2-1, on Tuesday, with Hadyn Hutchison scoring the Firebirds’ lone goal.
Opinion: Sneak peek at KU football whets appetite for 2013 season
April 3, 2013
Kansas University football opened its first spring practice to the media on Tuesday, and the signs of progress are evident. Column by Tom Keegan
LHS softball nets sweep of Vikings
April 3, 2013
Marly Carmona drove in seven runs in the opener, and Morgan Byrn went 5-for-5 with four RBIs in the nightcap Tuesday as Lawrence High’s softball team swept a doubleheader from Shawnee Mission West, 11-1 and 18-3.
Free State softball splits doubleheader
April 3, 2013
Remington Samuels went 5-for-6 on the day, Meredith Morris picked up a victory, and Free State High’s softball team split a doubleheader Tuesday with Olathe South.
McDonald’s All-American Wayne Selden next up for KU hoops
April 3, 2013
Kansas University men’s basketball recruit Wayne Selden, who will play in tonight’s McDonald’s All-American game, says he’s ready to step up and lead a young KU team next season.
Dane McCullough no-no lifts FSHS baseball
April 3, 2013
Dane McCullough pitched a no-hitter, and Free State High’s baseball team blanked Shawnee Mission South, 12-0, in five innings Tuesday.
Austin Abbott adjusts, sparks Lawrence tennis
April 3, 2013
Austin Abbott rallied, taking a 7-6 (7-2) victory as part of a 7-2 team victory for the Lions over Bonner Springs on Tuesday at LHS. By Jesse Newell
Editorial: Welcome back
Bringing Kansas Relays event to downtown Lawrence is a popular and fun interaction between KU and the community.
April 3, 2013
Local sports fans needing something to look forward to now that the Kansas University basketball season is officially over won’t have long to wait. Two signature events from the Kansas Relays again will move to downtown Lawrence on April 17 and 18. While most events still are held at Memorial Stadium, this is the third year the shot put competition will be set up on Eighth Street between New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The event is expected to attract 10 world-class shot putters, and spectators will be able to enjoy an entertainment zone, complete with beer sales, at the location.
Opinion: Contractors are real winners in war
April 3, 2013 in print edition on A8
Two weeks ago, on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq war, I wrote a column that laid out the losers in the conflict. I argued there were still no clear winners.
25 years ago: KU fans swear by their superstitions
April 3, 2013
The Jayhawk faithful were doing their best to “help” the team along.
Tune In Tonight: Sitcom stars gather for ‘Parents’
April 3, 2013
Stars of sitcoms past appear in something new that feels very old. “How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)” (8:30 p.m., ABC) stars Sarah Chalke (“Roseanne,” “Scrubs”) as Polly, a sensible wife and mother who abandons her goofy, irresponsible husband, Julian (Jon Dore), to move back with her middle-aged but free-spirited parents, Max and Elaine (Brad Garrett, “Everybody Loves Raymond,” and Elizabeth Perkins, “Weeds”).
Editorial: Great job
A group of KU student musicians have found a place in the New York spotlight.
April 3, 2013
Congratulations to the Kansas University Wind Ensemble for what reportedly was a stellar recent performance in New York City’s Carnegie Hall. The group’s March 26 performance was the world premiere of a new work by New York composer Mohammed Fairouz. “In the Shadow of No Towers” was inspired by the events of 9/11.
40 years ago: Old fighter jet in Centennial Park dismantled
April 3, 2013
“It’s gotten to the point that it’s a dangerous piece of equipment.”
Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department to host annual Dam Run
April 3, 2013
The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Dam Run on Saturday at the Clinton Lake Softball Complex, 5101 Speicher Rd. The run, which begins at 9 a.m., will consist of 5- and 12-kilometer runs, as well as a 1-mile fun walk.
Horoscopes for April 3
April 3, 2013
For Wednesday, April 3: This year you meet heavy demands, but the responsibilities cause you to be curt or touchy. Others can’t always identify with your ideas and actions. If you are single, you might want to find someone who is just as busy as you are. If you are attached, make sure that you include your significant other in your plans as much as you can.
100 years ago: High school debaters argue Panama Canal, Merchant Marines
April 3, 2013
“The debating team of the Lawrence High School will invade the rendezvous of the Iola arguers on May 2nd.”