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Archive for Thursday, April 4, 2013

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Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee spreads the wealth
April 4, 2013
County Fair Swim Club manager Missi Pfeifer teared up accepting a $15,000 award from the Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee on Thursday night at the Eagles Lodge, 1803 W. Sixth St. “You don’t understand what it means for us,” she said of the money that would go toward bathroom and cement improvements at the 52-year-old swimming facility in southeast Lawrence. By Adam Strunk
Historians debate ‘the most polarizing figure in American history’
April 4, 2013
Two historians discussed a man one of them called “the most polarizing figure in American history” in Lawrence on Thursday night. Author Tony Horwitz and Jonathan Earle, a professor of history at Kansas University, took on the topic of John Brown, the abolitionist many credit with starting the Civil War, in front of a packed, engaged house at Liberty Hall. By Giles Bruce
Westbound traffic blocked by rollover accident at Clinton Parkway and Inverness Drive
April 4, 2013
Westbound traffic at the intersection of Clinton Parkway and Inverness Drive was blocked for almost two hours Thursday while police responded to a rollover accident.
Contract negotiations to begin next week
April 4, 2013
Health insurance costs and teacher evaluations are among the issues being negotiated as the Lawrence school district begins the next round of contract negotiations with the local teachers union. But officials say any talk about pay raises will depend on what happens in the Kansas Legislature. By Peter Hancock
Overland Park officer nominated for Franklin Co. Sheriff
April 4, 2013
An Overland Park Police detective and chairman of the Franklin County Republican Party was nominated Thursday evening to replace former Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Curry, who recently resigned amid criminal charges. Jeff Richards, also an Ottawa City Councilman, won a vote at a special convention held in Ottawa. By Shaun Hittle
Gun rights bills on target for final passage
April 4, 2013
Two gun-rights measures were nearing final legislative passage and headed to Gov. Sam Brownback for consideration. By Scott Rothschild
Area Scouts to collect food April 13
April 4, 2013
The 26th annual “Scouting-for-Food” food drive will be this month.
Kansas sets another record for concealed-carry permits
April 4, 2013
Kansas has set a record, for the third straight month, for applications for concealed-carry permits, the Kansas Attorney General’s office reported Wednesday. By Ian Cummings
Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of stealing phone from pedestrian
April 4, 2013
A 47-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Wednesday after a woman told police someone had stolen her cell phone in the 900 block of Vermont Street.
Ottawa University campus reopens after police investigate suspicious package
April 4, 2013
The Ottawa University campus was closed Thursday morning, and classes canceled for the day, as police investigated a suspicious package found on the steps of a dormitory. Ian Cummings
Journal-World All-Area Boys Basketball Team
April 4, 2013
The 2013 Journal-World All-Area Boys Basketball Team is revealed. By Benton Smith
25 years ago: Fans say Jayhawks will defeat odds in tonight’s game
April 4, 2013
Gov. Hayden went so far as to draft a document proclaiming today as “Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Day.”
Life story: Lawrence native’s film opens across U.S.
April 4, 2013
Lawrence native Alonso Mayo’s first feature-length film, “The Story Of Luke” — starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Seth Green, and Cary Elwes — opens Friday in 18 cities across the country, including a 7 p.m. screening at Liberty Hall. By Eric Melin
Editorial: Bid interest
The fact that bids for work at the former Farmland Industries property came in vastly below city estimates raises questions about the estimating process.
April 4, 2013
Bids for major contracts to develop the former Farmland Industries property have come in millions of dollars below city estimates. Plans are to convert the former fertilizer plant adjoining Kansas Highway 10 at the east edge of Lawrence into a well-designed, 400-plus-acre business park.
How former Jayhawks fared in April 3 NBA games
April 4, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Wednesday’s NBA games.
Regina Carter discovers roots while making, researching music
April 4, 2013
Jazz violinist Regina Carter is bringing the music from her latest African-inspired album to the Lied Center on 7:30 p.m. Friday. By Nadia Imafidon
Opinion: Story proves love can overcome evil
April 4, 2013 in print edition on A9
A few words on the death of Elwin Wilson. He passed last week in a South Carolina hospital at age 76. Wilson had endured heart and lung problems and had suffered a recent bout with the flu.
Opinion: U.S. must seek to unite Syrian rebels
April 4, 2013 in print edition on A9
As the decisive battle for Damascus approaches, the array of Syrian opposition forces facing President Bashar al-Assad appears to share one common trait: Most of the major rebel groups have strong Islamic roots and backing from Muslim neighbors.
This Old Guitar’ explores links to cultural past
April 4, 2013
A new short film by Lawrence resident Stephen Lerner, “Esta Guitarra Vieja (This Old Guitar),” explores how objects can remind us of our heritage and ancestry. The main character of the movie, which premieres at the Lawrence Arts Center on Sunday, remembers her late father through his old guitar. By Giles Bruce
100 years ago: Civil War veterans to discuss Shiloh on battle’s anniversary
April 4, 2013
“No one can tell as interesting a story as a Civil War Veteran.”
40 years ago: Reunions planned for KU Commencement
April 4, 2013
Among other events planned was a reunion of the KU basketball team of 1923.
Garden Calendar: Guerrilla gardens started on neglected land need commitment
April 4, 2013
Have you ever looked at a neglected piece of land and thought about planting flowers or vegetables on it? Maybe just some wildflower seeds to spruce things up? If so, you could be part of a growing trend that is being referred to as guerrilla gardening.
Lawrence Libations: Field Favour at Teller’s
April 4, 2013
A surprising farm-fresh flavor is sprouting in the Field Favour cocktail — beets. By Sara Shepherd
Horoscopes for April 4
April 4, 2013
For Thursday, April 4: This year many of your activities surround your friends. You also focus on making a long-term goal a reality. If you are single, you could find yourself in a sizzling romance. If you are attached, sometimes you act like new lovers.