Archive for Friday, April 19, 2013

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Boston rejoices as bombing suspect in custody
07:53 p.m., April 19, 2013 Updated 11:57 p.m.
Boston Police say a 19-year-old college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings is in custody after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead.
City planners recommending denial of proposed Menard’s store; Planning Commission to debate project Monday
April 19, 2013
The city’s Planning Department is now recommending city leaders reject a proposal by Menard’s to build an approximately 190,000-square-foot home improvement center on a vacant site just east of Home Depot at 31st and Iowa streets. By Chad Lawhorn
Weekend wrap-up: McLouth man charged with sex crimes, two sentenced for Lawrence robberies
April 19, 2013
A wrap-up of criminal cases in Douglas and Jefferson county courts. Click on the highlighted links so see more stories with details.
Brownback administration cites more savings from KanCare, wants to use funds for those with disabilities
April 19, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration on Friday announced that its recent privatization of Medicaid is saving more than expected, and it wants to use those savings to provide services to people with disabilities and help pay for a new education building at the Kansas University Medical Center. By Scott Rothschild
Lawrence City Commission agenda for April 23 meeting
April 19, 2013
6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence City Hall
KU announces promotion, tenure for faculty
April 19, 2013
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has approved promotions or tenure for 65 faculty members on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses this year, KU announced Friday.
Brownback signs into law measure making KDOT secretary the director of operations of Kansas Turnpike
April 19, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback on Friday signed into law legislation that will make his appointed secretary of transportation also director of operations of the Kansas Turnpike Authority. By Scott Rothschild
KU design students win top honor at national show for second straight year
April 19, 2013
For the second year in a row, Kansas University’s design department has won the top academic award at a national student graphic arts show.
Boston manhunt: Gunfire, explosions, suspect dead, officer dead, city locked down
April 19, 2013
An extensive manhunt for a suspect linked to the Boston Marathon bombings was underway Friday morning after a night of terror and violence left another suspect dead, one police officer killed and one wounded.
LHS soccer falls
April 19, 2013
Lawrence High’s girls soccer team dropped an 8-0 decision to Shawnee Mission South on Thursday night at LHS.
FSHS soccer rolls to 10-0 win
April 19, 2013
Abbey Casady and Kaitlin Dunbar scored two goals apiece, and Free State defeated Leavenworth, 10-0, in high school girls soccer Thursday at FSHS.
KU women learn Paradise Jam pairings
April 19, 2013
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team will face Central Michigan, Xavier and Duke at the 2013 Ezybonds Global Payments U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam.
Lawrence High’s Grace Morgan signs to walk on to KU
April 19, 2013
Like many high school track athletes this week preparing for the Kansas Relays, Lawrence High senior Grace Morgan has had Kansas University on her mind. By Benton Smith
Lawrence High baseball suffers ‘whupping,’ 20-1
April 19, 2013
If Lawrence High’s baseball players and coaches can find a way to forget that Thursday night’s River City Baseball Festival game against Omaha Creighton Prep, Neb., ever happened, it might be for the best. By Benton Smith
Despite ‘circus’ late, FSHS baseball wins
April 19, 2013
Free State High baseball remained unbeaten, but an uncharacteristic seventh-inning letdown cast a pall over a 9-6 victory over Topeka Hayden in the River City Baseball Festival. By Benton Smith
Search on for survivors, victims of Texas blast
April 19, 2013
Rescuers searched the smoking remnants of a Texas farm town Thursday for survivors of a thunderous fertilizer plant explosion, gingerly checking smashed houses and apartments for anyone still trapped in debris while the community awaited word on the number of dead. Initial reports put the fatalities as high as 15, but later in the day, authorities backed away from any estimate and refused to elaborate. More than 160 people were hurt.
Bill Self: OSU team to beat
April 19, 2013
Point guard deluxe Marcus Smart’s decision to stay in school for his sophomore season has made Oklahoma State’s basketball team the early odds-on favorite to win the 2013-14 Big 12 regular-season title. By Gary Bedore
Breaking new ‘ground: Olympian wins in unusual venue
April 19, 2013
Olympic bronze medalist Janay DeLoach-Soukup, who has long-jumped in stadiums big and small all over the world, now can say she’s competed — and won — in a livestock arena. By Gary Bedore
40 years ago: Body discovered near Garnett
April 19, 2013
Authorities were investigating the possibility of a connection with the March 29 triple homicide.
100 years ago: Train with ‘fish car’ makes Lawrence stop
April 19, 2013
“The ‘Angler,’ whose function is to carry fish to the people of the State of Kansas, arrived at 8:30 last night.”
Editorial: Eyeing the estimates
April 19, 2013
A lot is riding on today’s meeting of the state Consensus Revenue Estimating Group. This group of state officials and university economists meets twice each year to examine various economic factors and revenue figures and issue an educated guess about what state revenues will be for the coming fiscal year. Those estimates then are used to guide budget discussions by the governor and state legislators. Waiting for the revenue estimates was one reason legislators gave for not passing a budget before they took a one-month break.
QB Smith gets warm-up with Chiefs
April 19, 2013
The last couple of weeks have been all about dry-erase boards, hours of game tape and seemingly endless hours spent in a classroom at the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice facility.
Opinion: ‘Terrorism’ poses linguistic challenge
April 19, 2013 in print edition on A8
Terrorism is speech — speech that gathers its audience by killing innocents as theatrically as possible. The 19th-century anarchist Paul Brousse called it “propaganda by deed.” Accordingly, the Boston Marathon attack, the first successful terror bombing in the U.S. since 9/11, was designed for maximum effect. At the finish line, there would be not only news cameras but also hundreds of personal videos to amplify the message.
Opinion: Boston bombing spurs rush to judgment
April 19, 2013 in print edition on A8
President Obama rightly asked us not to “jump to conclusions” about motives or responsibility for the two bombs that exploded Monday at the Boston Marathon, killing three and wounding more than 170.
Horoscopes for April 19
April 19, 2013
For Friday, April 19: This year your energy is so high that you have difficulty keeping yourself contained. You will need to incorporate more physical activity into your life, or else your fuse will become shorter and shorter. If you are single, you will enjoy someone you meet after spring. If you are attached, the two of you might take up a new hobby, sport or pastime together.