Archive for Thursday, April 18, 2013

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Former state representative Solbach critically injured after ATV and car collide
05:00 p.m., April 18, 2013 Updated 05:55 p.m.
A 65-year-old Douglas County man driving an all-terrain vehicle was critically injured this morning in a head-on collision with a car. By Ian Cummings
This year’s Dole Lecture to feature leader of Eisenhower memorial effort
April 18, 2013
This year’s Dole Lecture at the Dole Institute of Politics will take a different tack, Bill Lacy says. The institute’s 2013 Dole Lecture, it announced this week, will be given by retired Brig. Gen. Carl Reddel, executive director the Eisenhower Memorial Commission, charged with building a memorial to Eisenhower in Washington, D.C. By Matt Erickson
Local emergency responders prepared for the worst
April 18, 2013
The explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 Wednesday night caused many Americans to wonder “what if that occurred in my area?” In Douglas County, emergency responders have plans in place in the event the worst does happen. By Giles Bruce
KU students’ ‘Hawks for Boston’ effort raises more than $2,000 for bombing victims
April 18, 2013
After Kansas University senior Kait Perry saw news of the Boston Marathon explosions Monday, her mind shifted from homework and graduate school applications. Instead she wanted to find a way to help. A few days later, she and other KU students have helped to raise more than $2,000 for the bombing victims. By Matt Erickson
Kansas River cleanup canceled
April 18, 2013
The Kansas River cleanup originally scheduled for Saturday near Linwood has been canceled.
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office taking applications for Citizen’s Academy
April 18, 2013
Douglas County residents interested in learning more about the local sheriff’s office may want to apply for this year’s Citizen’s Academy, beginning in August.
Kansas’ Paris Daniels nets track honor
April 18, 2013
Kansas University senior Paris Daniels was named the Big 12 Track & Field Female Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday.
Our Town Sports for April 18
April 18, 2013
A weekly roundup of area sporting events, opportunities and results.
Whiting edges defending champ Hoffa in Relays shot-put showcase
April 18, 2013
Ryan Whiting, a 2012 Olympian and indoor world shot-put champion, defeated an elite field on his final throw at the 86th-annual Kansas Relays on Wednesday night inside Douglas County Fairgrounds’ Community Arena. By Gary Bedore
Big 12 golf awaits Kansas women
April 18, 2013
A Friday forecast that calls for a chance of snow and strong winds in Rhodes, Iowa, puts a great big smile on Kansas University women’s golf coach Erin O’Neil’s face. By Tom Keegan
Advocates from both sides of gun control debate discuss with community
April 18, 2013
Those interested in gun control laws heard an unusual amount of agreement Wednesday night at the Dole Institute of Politics.
Opinion: Pro basketball, not Rubik’s Cube, in Kevin Young’s future
April 18, 2013
Kansas basketball player Kevin Young’s appearance in the Douglas County Fairgrounds livestock arena Wednesday did nothing but grow the popularity of the senior from Southern California. It was quite the sight watching the long, slender basketball player doing battle in the Rubik’s Cube with an Olympic shot-put medalist. Column by Tom Keegan
Wade Davis, Royals end Braves’ streak, 1-0
April 18, 2013
Wade Davis pitched five-hit ball for seven innings, Jeff Francoeur had a fourth-inning RBI single, and the Kansas City Royals stopped Atlanta’s 10-game spurt with a 1-0 victory Wednesday.
River City Baseball Festival boasts loaded field
April 18, 2013
During the next three days, 31 high school baseball teams will play 39 games as part of the 12th annual River City Baseball Festival. By Benton Smith
Josh Ritter shares his romantic pain on latest album
April 18, 2013
If you’ve ever been through a rough romantic breakup — and who hasn’t? — Josh Ritter feels your pain. Ritter, who will play Liberty Hall on Sunday night, is quick to say, “I didn’t want it to be a breakup record.” By Mark Potts
25 years ago: Thousands raised in Arts Center auction
April 18, 2013
A drawing by Elizabeth “Grandma” Layton had brought in the top price of $1,825.
40 years ago: Lawrence boy suffers heart injury in freak accident
April 18, 2013
A stray piece of wire flung from a riding mower had entered his chest, piercing his heart.
100 years ago: Voter turnout expected near 100 percent for ‘Commission Form’ election
April 18, 2013
“There are 4,672 citizens of Lawrence who are ready and qualified to vote on the Adoption of the Commission Form of Government for this city.”
How former Jayhawks fared in April 17 NBA games
April 18, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Wednesday’s NBA games.
Letter: Grateful for help
April 18, 2013
To the editor: Several students and staff arrived at various times Saturday between 10:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. I had requested assistance with our yard after receiving their flyer. The leader was Dave, and with a greeting, some minor instructions as to where tools/bottled water were located and the items most needed to be done, he went immediately to work. Soon, three other students and KU staff arrived, ready to do work. When some had to leave, others arrived to take their places.
Letter: Arts support
April 18, 2013
To the editor: “Who sows little, harvests little,” Chrétien de Troyes wrote at the outset of one of his Arthurian stories, at the same time that up from the wheat fields of his northern France rose, stone by stone, the towering cathedrals we admire today.
Editorial: Positive step
Two KU fraternities that have instituted alcohol bans deserve credit for making an effort to raise awareness of the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption.
April 18, 2013
Recent news stories have reported that a number of college fraternity chapters are choosing to restrict or completely eliminate alcohol consumption in their houses.
Garden Calendar: 10 things for spring
April 18, 2013
Whether you are an experienced gardener or just putting your first plants into the ground, gardening is a continual process of learning and growing. Here are a few tips we can all keep in mind as we kick off this year’s gardening season. By Jennifer Smith
New local band Brain Food joins forces with Quiet Corral
April 18, 2013
Having only been together for five months, Brain Food already has five shows under its belt, released a self-entitled EP in March and will release its first music video in early May. By Nadia Imafidon
Off the Beaten Plate: Ama Ebi at Yokohama
April 18, 2013
Ama ebi from the nigiri sushi menu has the best of both worlds — raw shrimp tails and fried shrimp heads. Eat them all whole. By Sara Shepherd
Opinion: Congress’ power wanes; executive gains
April 18, 2013 in print edition on A9
The regulatory, administrative state, which progressives champion, is generally a servant of the strong, for two reasons. It responds to financially powerful and politically sophisticated factions. And it encourages rent-seekers to exploit opportunities for concentrated benefits and dispersed costs (e.g., agriculture subsidies confer sums on large agribusinesses by imposing small costs on 316 million Americans).
Horoscopes for April 18
April 18, 2013
For Thursday, April 18: This year you are vibrant and upbeat. Your creativity determines the nature of events. If you are single, remember that you might be seeing your newfound sweetie through rose-colored shades. If you are attached, realize that you lost your shades a while ago.