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Court won’t shorten sentence of felon in KU tickets case
April 12, 2013
A federal judge refused Friday to shorten the sentence of a former Kansas University athletics consultant caught up in a $2 million ticket scalping conspiracy, rejecting defense claims that Thomas Blubaugh’s former attorney did a poor job representing him.
Leadership Kansas members gather in Lawrence
April 12, 2013
Kansas business leaders, politicians and community leaders gathered Friday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., for the annual Leadership Kansas Leadership Summit. By Adam Strunk
Economic development council says private fundaising crucial for development efforts
April 12, 2013
A $750,000 budget for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s economic development division won the blessing of a key city-county board on Friday. But members of the new Joint Economic Development Council said a recently launched private fundraising campaign by the chamber will be critical to future economic development efforts. By Chad Lawhorn
Fearing resigns as Southwest Middle School assistant principal
April 12, 2013
Matt Fearing is resigning as assistant principal at Southwest Middle School. He joined the district in 1993 as a social studies teacher at West Middle School.
Rules of Basket Ball” museum to get a name; Burt Hall to be razed
April 12, 2013
Kansas University is seeking approval from the Kansas Board of Regents for the name of the proposed addition to Allen Fieldhouse that will house James Naismith’s original “Rules of Basket Ball.” By Scott Rothschild
KU water conference kicks off Friday morning with EPA official’s survey of Midwest conservation issues
April 12, 2013
The Midwest has so many water problems that it could take the better part of a morning just to list them. Drought, declining aquifers, aging infrastructure and pollution are just the beginning. So those are the topics Karen Flournoy, regional director for the Environmental Protection Agency, focused on as she led off a two-day conference on drought and global water problems in The Commons at Kansas University’s Spooner Hall Friday morning.
Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery
April 12, 2013
A 53-year-old Lawrence man was arrested for allegedly stabbing a man Thursday night at an apartment complex in the 1700 block of W. 24th Street.
Kansas Supreme Court rules in two cases involving indecent liberties with minors
April 12, 2013
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday issued decisions in two local cases dealing with indecent liberties with minors. By Scott Rothschild
KU professor hopes to ‘shake some people up’ with novel that tells ancient story
April 12, 2013
Kansas University geography professor Jerry Dobson’s novel “The Waters of Chaos” took 19 years to write, he says. But that’s nothing compared with the spans of time contained in its story. The book combines two stories set 10,700 years apart, and it puts forth a theory that challenges ideas about how human civilization evolved. By Matt Erickson
Douglas County land transfers for the week ending April 8, 2013
April 12, 2013
Land transfers for the week ending April 8, 2013, as recorded by the Douglas County Register of Deeds.
Frigid Free State drops tennis dual to Washburn Rural
April 12, 2013
Playing in conditions more fit for ice hockey than high school tennis, the Free State High boys tennis team dropped a dual to Washburn Rural, 13-2, in sub-40-degree temperatures Thursday at FSHS.
Firebirds baseball wins in extras
April 12, 2013
Free State High’s baseball team rallied from two runs down with two outs in the seventh inning Thursday and defeated Shawnee Mission North, 5-4, in eight innings.
FSHS soccer tops SMN, 7-0
April 12, 2013
Free State High soccer coach Kelly Barah could sense his team was pressing. Free State settled down soon enough, when a pass from Tanna Fanshier led to a Rosemary Newsome goal in the 39th minute — the first of many scores in a 7-0 Firebirds’ victory Thursday night at Free State. By Jesse Newell
Lions’ bats go cold in loss to SM East
April 12, 2013
The way Lawrence High’s baseball team looked in the batter’s box in the first inning Thursday at home against Shawnee Mission East, no one would have guessed the Lions would struggle to find a hit the next six innings and lose, 8-4. By Benton Smith
Slumping LHS softball earns split of doubleheader
April 12, 2013
Lawrence High’s softball team had lost three of its last four games, and with an unexpected chance to play at home Thursday afternoon, junior Marly Carmona knew the Lions needed something positive early. Her leadoff double and first-inning run allowed LHS to take an early lead, and the Lions never trailed in a much-needed 9-2 victory to open the twinbill. By Benton Smith
Opinion: Local boxer in biggest bout yet
April 12, 2013
Boxer Marcus Oliveira, who attended school in Lawrence and trains in the area, will fight tonight for a shot to take on the WBA light heavyweight champion. Column by Tom Keegan
KU football playing to strengths in spring game
April 12, 2013
Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis will play off the strengths of his quarterbacks in splitting the squads for Saturday’s spring game. By Matt Tait
How former Jayhawks fared in April 11 NBA games
April 12, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday’s NBA games.
Lawrence nurse to become full-time missionary
April 12, 2013
Early next year, Karin Feltman plans to say goodbye to Lawrence, her job and hot showers — for good. The 44-year-old is heading to Nepal, where she will become a full-time missionary, focusing on improving community health and eradicating human trafficking. By Giles Bruce
25 years ago: Lawrence neighborhood wins approval of traffic reforms
April 12, 2013
The University Place neighborhood won support this week for nearly all its proposed traffic reforms from the Traffic Safety Commission.
40 years ago: Planners, public meet to discuss eastern bypass
April 12, 2013
The road was to link U.S. 24-40 on the north to K-10 on the south.
Editiorial: Arts effort
Local leaders are working to blend the city’s arts and its heritage to make Lawrence an even more vibrant community.
April 12, 2013
Starting with its founding as a Free State bastion, Lawrence often has attracted unconventional and controversial thinking. Perhaps at least in part because of that tradition, Lawrence also seems to attract more than its share of people involved in the creative arts.
Opinion: Mental health centers need support
April 12, 2013
In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, the national conversation has turned to ensuring the health and safety of our children, with an emphasis on mental health care. Unfortunately, community mental health centers have lost $15 million in funding (a 50 percent cut) for grants to serve the uninsured since 2007, while the number of people without insurance served has increased 19 percent over the same period.
Opinion: Obama budget not a breakthrough
April 12, 2013 in print edition on A8
Well, at least we’re starting to get the procedure right. Washington has rediscovered the beauty of the boring. It’s called “regular order,” using the normal, routine, constitutional process to arrive at, for example, a budget.
100 years ago: Fire destroys three buildings at state prison; national guard in readiness
April 12, 2013
“Fearing mutiny, the inhabitants at Lansing were for a time panic stricken.”
Horoscopes for April 12
April 12, 2013
For Friday, April 12: This year you will experience a change in yourself when you’re in front of crowds or at work. An interest in popularity, control and effective communication evolves. If you are single, you will meet an admirer when you’re out or at work. If you are attached, include your sweetie more in your social life.