Archive for Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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Lawrence man faces federal prosecution for stolen handgun
April 30, 2013
A 29-year-old Lawrence man is facing a federal gun charge after being arrested with a stolen handgun early Sunday morning.
Police arrest two Lawrence teenagers in connection with string of auto burglaries
April 30, 2013
Police have arrested two Lawrence teenagers in connection with a string of auto burglaries near the 400 block of Michigan.
Cole Aldrich completes KU degree in NBA, will graduate this month
03:09 p.m., April 30, 2013 Updated 12:45 a.m.
Former Kansas University center Cole Aldrich will graduate from KU this month with a degree in communication studies, he announced Tuesday. By Gary Bedore
Kansas Bioscience Authority leader says culture and philosophy of agency are changing
April 30, 2013
The head of the Kansas Bioscience Authority is trying to spread the word about what he says is a new way of doing things for the agency, he said Tuesday. By Matt Erickson
City of Lawrence begins using new automated trash truck
April 30, 2013
Lawrence households on Tuesday started seeing a new sight pull up to their curbs: a fully automated trash truck, complete with a robotic arm that snatches the city’s new mandated trash carts. By Chad Lawhorn
County asked to approve funds to begin restoration of Lawrence’s Turnhalle building
April 30, 2013
The Heritage Conservation Council is recommending a $125,000 grant to begin restoration of an 1869 building in east Lawrence that served as a cultural center for the city’s German-American population. The Douglas County Commission will consider that grant proposal, as well as others, when it meets at 6:35 p.m. tonight. By Peter Hancock
KU Historic District placed on national registry
April 30, 2013
The historic district on the Kansas University campus has now earned national designation.
Kansas Action for Children criticizes Brownback’s plan to divert funds from children’s endowment
April 30, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback has proposed taking $9.5 million from an endowment fund set up to pay for early-childhood programs and transferring that to the state’s all-purpose general fund to help balance the budget. Advocates for children are unhappy with the proposal. By Scott Rothschild
Young parents learn to lean on each other at support group
April 30, 2013
Over the past six months, young parents from the Lawrence area have gathered at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department to offer one another support. While there are many of these types of groups around the country, what makes this one unique is who started it: the parents themselves. By Giles Bruce
Firebird golfers 2-3 at invite
April 30, 2013
Free State High’s Alex Green and Wilson Hack placed second and third, respectively, and Free State was second in the team race at the Olathe Golf Invitational on Monday.
LHS softball sweeps Pioneers
April 30, 2013
Sophomore Morgan Byrn nearly hit for the cycle, and Lawrence High softball busted out of a five-game losing streak with a pair of five-inning victories Monday at Leavenworth.
Indians stifle Kansas City, 9-0
April 30, 2013
Ryan Raburn hit a three-run homer to cap a six-run fifth inning, and Ubaldo Jimenez shut down the Kansas City offense in a 9-0 victory that gave the Indians a split of their four-game series.
Texas prep Myles Turner turning heads
April 30, 2013
The most-watched player at the 2013 Jayhawk Invitational led his Texas Select team to the tourney’s 17-and-under title last weekend in Olathe. By Gary Bedore
Chiefs finishing off overhaul of moribund team
April 30, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs weren’t exactly in shambles when John Dorsey and Andy Reid first walked through the door. After all, the team did have six Pro Bowl players on the roster. That doesn’t mean the Chiefs weren’t in need of an extreme makeover.
How former Jayhawks fared in April 29 NBA games
April 30, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Monday’s NBA playoff games.
Opinion: Baker grad looks good in ’stripes
April 30, 2013
Former Baker University pitcher Vidal Nuno made his major-league debut on Monday night. By Tom Keegan
Move might await NFL draftee Tanner Hawkinson
April 30, 2013
Tanner Hawkinson’s versatility was one of the biggest reasons the Bengals targeted the 6-foot-5, 298-pound McPherson native. By Matt Tait
Arm & hammer: McCullough, Dineen overpowering in FSHS baseball victory
April 30, 2013
Joe Dineen’s solo home run in the first inning and grand slam in the second led Free State to a 6-1 victory and at least a share of the 2013 Sunflower League championship. By Benton Smith
Letter: Arts vision
April 30, 2013
I agree with the World Co.’s recent “Planning vision” editorial that “Setting a broad vision for the future of Lawrence could be a useful part of the long-range planning process.” However, while many aspects of such a vision were alluded to in the editorial, one aspect of Lawrence’s rich cultural heritage that was not mentioned was the town’s thriving arts community.
Letter: Defense expense
April 30, 2013
Attorney General Schmidt asked Senate Ways and Means on Thursday for $1.2 million to defend against anticipated legal challenges to four bills recently passed by the Legislature.
Letter: Faulty arguments
April 30, 2013
Two writers in Saturday’s Journal-World — in the “Saturday Column” and Marsha Goff in “Your Turn” — expressed their views regarding the proposed new Menards.
Editorial: Turnpike trial
Kansas residents and lawmakers should keep a close eye on Kansas Turnpike operations for the next two years and be ready to rethink a partial merger of the KTA and the Kansas Department of Transportat
April 30, 2013
It could be that the best part of a new measure that appoints the Kansas Secretary of Transportation as the director of operations for the Kansas Turnpike is that the law will expire in July 2016.
Opinion: U.S. must take the lead on Syria
April 30, 2013 in print edition on A10
There is something bizarre about the debate over how the United States should respond to the Syrian regime’s likely use of chemical weapons against its own people. The White House said Thursday that Syria may have used deadly sarin gas, after France, Britain, and Israel had made similar assessments. This puts President Obama in a pickle.
40 years ago: Centennial student state spelling champ
April 30, 2013
She was one of the youngest in the field of 94 spellers in the competition.
25 years ago: Avant-garde composer visits KU
April 30, 2013
John Cage had composed the notorious “4‘33”” — a work of silence lasting four minutes and 33 seconds.
Tune In Tonight: Knox trial examined on ‘20/20’
April 30, 2013
Is Amanda Knox innocent or guilty? And how many of us really care? For those who haven’t heard, Knox was a American college student studying abroad in Perugia, Italy, when arrested and convicted for the gruesome 2007 murder of a roommate. Her conviction was later overturned by an Italian court, and she’s the subject of an hourlong interview on tonight’s “20/20” (9 p.m., ABC).
100 years ago: City cracks down on speeding drivers
April 30, 2013
“It is said that this boy made the length of the 700 block of Massachusetts street in 14 seconds which means a speed of about 30 miles an hour.”
Horoscopes for April 30
April 30, 2013
For Tuesday, April 30: This year you breeze through your daily activities with ease. You are remarkably flexible, which surprises many people. If you are single, someone has a crush on you. If you are attached, make a point of going out to dinner or having a picnic together with just the two of you.