Archive for Monday, April 22, 2013

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Planning commission votes to defer decision on Menards for one month
April 22, 2013
A plan to build a Menards home improvement center near 31st and Iowa streets remained alive Tuesday night, but only after planning commissioners made a last-minute decision to measure twice and cut once on the project. By Chad Lawhorn
School construction projects could begin by April 2014
April 22, 2013
Lawrence school district officials are proposing to break the bond-funded projects into five packages, the first of which would be ready for construction next spring. But officials haven’t yet discussed how to reassign students to other facilities while construction is in progress. By Peter Hancock
8-year-old starts her own museum
April 22, 2013
Dried-up baby turtles, antlers, skulls and bones—all of these can be found in Silvia’s Natural Museum. Silvia Liu, an 8-year-old Lawrence resident, started the museum in her parents’ basement as her collection of natural wonders grew. By Rebekka Schlichting
Four Lawrence High School students qualify for national speech and debate tournament
April 22, 2013
Four students from Lawrence High School qualified for the National Forensics League national tournament. The tournament will be June 16-21 in Birmingham, Ala. By Peter Hancock
Free State High School associate principal named CTE director for Lawrence schools
April 22, 2013
Free State High School associate principal Patrick Kelly has been named director of career and technical education for the Lawrence school district. Steve Heffernan has been named the new associate principal. By Peter Hancock
KU offering open forums on master plan this week
April 22, 2013
Kansas University this week will offer a second round of public forums regarding its new master plan.
Burglar steals jewelry from home while resident sleeps
April 22, 2013
A Lawrence woman reported to police Saturday that a burglar entered her home the previous night and stole jewelry while she was asleep in another room.
Lawrence man charged in assault with knife, truck
02:16 p.m., April 22, 2013 Updated 05:46 p.m.
A 43-year-old Lawrence man has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with an incident Sunday afternoon when a man reported he was threatened with a knife and almost hit with a truck.
KU’s Hall Center for Humanities receives $2.7 million gift
April 22, 2013
The Kansas University Endowment Association on Monday announced another gift from the Kansas City, Mo.-based Hall Family Foundation: $2.7 million to bolster research at KU’s Hall Center for the Humanities. By Matt Erickson
Lawrence law enforcement officials collecting unused prescription drugs on national Drug Take-Back Day
April 22, 2013
Anyone with unused prescription drugs is invited to safely dispose of them with police Saturday, before they fall into the wrong hands and cause harm.
Brownback signs into law bill establishing adult stem cell research and treatment at KU Medical Center
April 22, 2013
The center will be charged with working on adult stem cell, cord blood and related stem cell research, providing therapies to patients and serving as a clearinghouse for physicians on cutting-edge treatments. By Scott Rothschild
Fire department checks KU campus building for natural gas smell
09:38 a.m., April 22, 2013 Updated 09:45 a.m.
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews investigated a natural gas smell in a building on KU’s Lawrence campus Monday morning.
Local advocacy group hosting anti-underage drinking video contest
April 22, 2013
The Draw the Line Coalition, an anti-underage drinking group, is sponsoring a video contest open to all Lawrence residents, to create a 30-second video that discourages underage drinking. The winner will receive $750. By Shaun Hittle
Kansas rowing wins two of three races
April 22, 2013
Kansas University rowing won two of three races to conclude the Lake Natoma Invite on Sunday.
Texas Tech baseball rips KU in finale, 16-5
April 22, 2013
Texas Tech cleanup hitter Jarrard Poteete went 4-for-5 with a double and three RBIs, and left fielder Brett Bell chipped in four hits and three runs as the Red Raiders avoided the sweep with a 16-5 Big 12 baseball victory over Kansas University on Sunday at Rip Griffin Park.
Kansas freshman finishes in 10th at Big 12 women’s golf
April 22, 2013
Kansas University freshman Yupaporn Kawinpakorn shot a 4-over 76, tied for 10th and was named to the all-tournament team at the Big 12 Women’s Golf Championship on Sunday at The Harvester Golf Club.
KU tennis wins Senior Day, 4-3
April 22, 2013
Kansas University won the doubles point and Nos. 2-4 singles to claim a 4-3 Big 12 tennis victory over Iowa State on the Jayhawks’ Senior Day on Sunday at Jayhawk Tennis Center.
How former Jayhawks fared in April 21 NBA games
April 22, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Sunday’s NBA playoff games.
Jayhawks fall in softball, 3-1
April 22, 2013
Kansas University outhit Oklahoma State but stranded eight runners — including three in the seventh inning — in a 3-1 Big 12 softball loss to the Cowgirls on Sunday at Cowgirl Stadium.
School board to begin scheduling bond-funded projects
April 22, 2013
The Lawrence school board will begin discussing the timeline for construction projects that will be funded with the $92.5 million bond issue that voters approved on April 2. By Peter Hancock
Cold wet weather eases drought but bothers crops
April 22, 2013
Last summer, record heat and drought wreaked havoc on Douglas County crops. This spring has been just the opposite. Chilly temperatures and a wet weather cycle have kept farmers out of the fields and buds off of the fruit trees. By Adam Strunk
Marriages for April 22
April 22, 2013
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County.
Divorces for April 22
April 22, 2013
Divorces granted in Douglas County.
Business briefcase
April 22, 2013
Business briefcase for April 22, 2013.
Letter: Earth’s not flat
April 22, 2013
It’s time to accept the science regarding climate change: It’s happening, and humans are the cause.
Letter: Getting organized
April 22, 2013
I was so excited about the Big Event day created by Kansas University; I’m sure a lot of people were.
25 years ago: Anti-Semitic vandalism reported on KU campus
April 22, 2013
“Someone must have seen this and they did nothing.”
40 years ago: New Mass Street trees survived cold, wet winter
April 22, 2013
No trees had yet to be replaced due to weather.
Fix-It Chick: Get low to install a pop-up drain
April 22, 2013
The hardest part of installing a pop-up drain in an existing sink is maneuvering beneath the sink to do it.
The Fashion Column: Staples for spring
April 22, 2013
Sundresses, sandals, oversized sunglasses and colorful accessories instantly pop into my mind when I think of spring. By Emily Kennedy
Go-Getter: Bike polo
April 22, 2013
Bored with just riding around on your bicycle? Make a sport out of it and try bike polo. By Rebekka Schlichting
100 years ago: Kansas alums want KU-MU game moved back to Kansas City
April 22, 2013
“The change was made three years ago and the first game away from Kansas City was played in Columbia, Missouri, in 1911. The attendance was a great disappointment.”
Editorial: Rate shift
Westar Energy’s latest rate-increase request represents a major shift in the burden for supporting the utility from large customers to individual consumers.
April 22, 2013
The current concern is Westar’s request to the Kansas Corporation Commission to raise an additional $31.7 million annually by boosting rates for its residential customers — and lowering them for some 5,500 business customers.
Opinion: Flawed analysis stalls prisoner release
April 22, 2013 in print edition on A8
For an example of how the U.S. government can work at cross-purposes in dealing with terrorism, take a look at the failed effort to release Afghan prisoners from Guantanamo. It shows how an incorrect analysis — that the Taliban and al-Qaida pose the same threat — can lead to a cascade of bad policy that has undermined U.S. interests.
Five years later, organization still keeping its ‘promise’
April 22, 2013
A few weeks ago, 23-year-old Brandy Yohe was homeless and unsure where her life was headed. And it wasn’t just herself she had to worry about. She had three other mouths to feed, ranging in age from 1 to 8. Yohe then enrolled in Family Promise, a local nonprofit that enlists volunteers and churches to feed, house and otherwise support homeless families — and, like many people the organization has supported over the past five years, her life began to change. By Giles Bruce
Double Take: Set goals when adult kids move back home
April 22, 2013
Last week we discussed the loud emotional thud many college students make in April and May when bombing out of college. Few families are prepared for this contingency, so today we’ll offer some dos and don’ts for families with a child who has just fallen off the righteous road of college matriculation.
Tune In Tonight: New thriller appeals to smart crowd
April 22, 2013
What happens when a closed case comes undone? A smart whodunit and a superior psychological thriller, “Rectify” (8 p.m., Sundance) deserves a large audience. It will probably get a smart one. Convicted of rape and murder, Daniel Holden (Aden Young) spent 19 years in prison, most of them on death row awaiting execution. After DNA evidence appears to exonerate him, he returns to his shattered, confused family in the small town of Paulie, Ga., which is filled with friends of the murder victim — who still want him behind bars. Chief among them is Sen. Roland Foulkes (Michael O’Neill), whose prosecution of Holden launched his political career. The local sheriff (J.D. Evermore) doesn’t seem too pleased with Holden’s release either, and most of the scuttlebutt at the coffee shop involves conversations about returning him to prison, evidence be damned.
Nail art turns fingertips into fashion statements
April 22, 2013
For many women, the tips of their fingers and toes aren’t simply part of a beauty routine anymore. They’re an opportunity for a fashion statement. Lawrence salons that offer nail art can do everything from metallic zebra print applications to freehand designs for any holiday. By Sara Shepherd
Horoscopes for April 22
April 22, 2013
For Monday, April 22: This year you express a precision that is quite unique. Your attention to detail makes it possible to manifest a long-term desire. If you are single, you could meet someone who gives you an instant case of butterflies. If you are attached, the two of you will add a lot of romance to your bond.