Archive for Friday, August 16, 2013

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Image courtesy of KansasMemory.org, Kansas State Historical Society. Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence, pencil on wood pulp paper, by Sherman Bronson Enderton, circa 1868-1880. Enderton was a private in Company E, 11th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, during the Civil War. Community prepares to mark 150th anniversary of Quantrill’s raid
August 16, 2013
From an explosion of tweets to a solemn reading of the names of those violently slain, area residents will spend the next several days remembering the watershed event in Lawrence’s history. William Quantrill and a band of Missouri ruffians killed more than 180 men and boys and left much of Lawrence burned to the ground in a massacre that took place 150 years ago this Wednesday. By Chad Lawhorn
10:00 a.m.
Terri Broadwell, from left, Molly Green, Pat Johnson and Edie Willhite stand with Father Mike Scully as he blesses the Saint John preschool building Thursday at Saint John Catholic School. Scully and Father Jeff Ernst toured the school, including the much-awaited addition to the main building, with an aspergil of holy water for blessing each room in preparation for the new school year, which begins Monday. St. John School expands with new building and eighth graders
August 16, 2013
The number of students at St. John Catholic School has outgrown the number of classrooms since the building was built in 1956. The new $2.25 million addition to the southernmost part of St. John Catholic School, located at 1208 Kentucky St., includes classrooms, a community room and a library, which will help meet the increasing need for space for parishioners and students. By Meagan Thomas
5:50 p.m.
Becky Chapman, Lawrence, stands near the spot where  she was a victm of a DUI. The Kansas Department of Transportation and law enforcement agencies statewide are cooperating this Labor Day in "You drink. You drive. You lose.", a statewide initiative to raise public awareness of the hazards of impaired driving. DUI crash survivor hopes to become agent for change
August 16, 2013
Six years ago, Becky Chapman was driving to her home south of Lawrence when an intoxicated motorist struck her Toyota Camry head on. The impact trapped her in the vehicle, broke both of her legs and caused her to spend months rehabilitating from her injuries, some of which she will never fully recover from. Now, she hopes that telling her story will prevent others from having to go through a similar experience. By Giles Bruce

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Self, KU players ready to get back to work after time off
August 16, 2013
A refreshed, relaxed and tanned Bill Self followed Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger, football coach Charlie Weis, track coach Stanley Redwine and women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson atop the big stage at Friday night’s KU Kickoff pep rally at Corinth Square.
KU offensive tackle Sterling a changed man
August 16, 2013
The joke Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis liked to tell during fall camp in 2012 was that then-newcomer Aslam Sterling, an offensive tackle from Nassau Community College in New York, was a cheeseburger shy of 400 pounds.
Royals sweep pair from Tigers
August 16, 2013
James Shields allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings and was part of a combined four-hit shutout in Kansas City’s 3-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night to give the Royals a sweep of a day-night doubleheader.
Niners slip past Chiefs
August 16, 2013
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith struggled against his former team, and backup San Francisco quarterback B.J. Daniels threw a late touchdown pass to give the 49ers a 15-13 victory over Kansas City in a preseason game Friday night.
DUI crash survivor hopes to become agent for change
August 16, 2013
Six years ago, Becky Chapman was driving to her home south of Lawrence when an intoxicated motorist struck her Toyota Camry head on. The impact trapped her in the vehicle, broke both of her legs and caused her to spend months rehabilitating from her injuries, some of which she will never fully recover from. Now, she hopes that telling her story will prevent others from having to go through a similar experience. By Giles Bruce
Arts Center signs big names to its first National Advisory Board
05:04 p.m., August 16, 2013 Updated 12:17 p.m.
As the Lawrence Arts Center looks to expand its reach in terms of audience and financial support, leaders hope a team of big names from the region and beyond can help. By Sara Shepherd
Lawrence man charged with attempting to burglarize two Lawrence homes early today
August 16, 2013
A 38-year-old Lawrence man has been charged with burglary after residents reported seeing a man trying to break into two homes in central Lawrence early this morning.
Creators of commemorative bandana order more to keep up with brisk demand
August 16, 2013
A bandana commemorating the 150th anniversary of Quantrill’s Raid and the subsequent rebuilding of Lawrence has been a hit.
Lawrence man charged in Wednesday home invasion
02:51 p.m., August 16, 2013 Updated 03:43 p.m.
Lawrence police have arrested one man in connection with a home invasion reported Wednesday evening in Lawrence, in which a resident told police that two men forced their way into his apartment with a gun and robbed him.
Kansas Supreme Court affirms conviction in rape charge
August 16, 2013
The Kansas Supreme Court today affirmed the conviction and sentence of a man imprisoned for raping an 11-year-old girl in Lawrence. Eric Ochs was sentenced to life in prison with an eligibility of parole after 25 years in the 2009 rape. He was 21 at the time. By Scott Rothschild
Brownback’s budget director Anderson resigns
August 16, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget director, Steve Anderson, is resigning, it was announced today. By Scott Rothschild
25 years ago: Neighbors request gated entrance, restricted access for Burcham Park
August 16, 2013
Several people living in the area around Burcham Park were feeling a bit unsafe at night.
40 years ago: Lawrence residents have mixed feelings after Nixon’s speech
August 16, 2013
Even some of his supporters agreed that Nixon should turn over his office tapes.
St. John School expands with new building and eighth graders
August 16, 2013
The number of students at St. John Catholic School has outgrown the number of classrooms since the building was built in 1956. The new $2.25 million addition to the southernmost part of St. John Catholic School, located at 1208 Kentucky St., includes classrooms, a community room and a library, which will help meet the increasing need for space for parishioners and students. By Meagan Thomas
Community prepares to mark 150th anniversary of Quantrill’s raid
August 16, 2013
From an explosion of tweets to a solemn reading of the names of those violently slain, area residents will spend the next several days remembering the watershed event in Lawrence’s history. William Quantrill and a band of Missouri ruffians killed more than 180 men and boys and left much of Lawrence burned to the ground in a massacre that took place 150 years ago this Wednesday. By Chad Lawhorn
100 years ago: Heat wave relentless as rain continues to pass Lawrence by
August 16, 2013
“Perhaps there will be more clouds this evening and it might be possible that there will be rain, nobody knows….”
Editorial: Remembering
The anniversary of Quantrill’s raid is a time to honor those who died and celebrate the spirit of those who survived.
August 16, 2013
It’s not a celebration, but, in some ways, it is. The 150th anniversary of Quantrill’s raid on Lawrence certainly is nothing to celebrate, but the resilience of the town that rose from those ashes and the people who persevered through that tragedy is worthy of our admiration and pride. The raid was a pivotal event in the history of Lawrence and the nation. It played a big role in the community we are today — and that is worth honoring.
Opinion: Constitutional boundaries breaking down
August 16, 2013
When I studied the U.S. Constitution in school, I learned that for a bill to become law it first had to be introduced in either the House or the Senate. Today, a cynic might say for a bill to become law a member of Congress must first be introduced to a lobbyist.
Opinion: Deep divisions hamper Syria solutions
August 16, 2013
The world still talks about Syria as if it’s a single country, but some members of the Syrian opposition are beginning to discuss the reality that Syria today is effectively partitioned — complicating any negotiated solution to the conflict.
New book aims to tell broader story of border war — and Missouri bled, too
August 16, 2013
Quantrill’s raid did not happen in a vacuum. And when it comes to violent acts between anti- and pro-slavery forces of the time, Kansans were not entirely innocent. A Kansas University associate history professor and a University of Missouri-Kansas City associate history professor have teamed up to co-edit a book that looks to shed light on the whole story, “Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri: The Long Civil War on the Border.” By Sara Shepherd
Horoscopes for Aug. 16
August 16, 2013
For Friday, Aug. 16 This year your adventuresome nature emerges, only to be tamed by good sense and a reflective mental process. You might be doing a lot of evaluating, especially your actions and their ramifications on your life. If you are single, you could attract someone very interesting who might not reveal himself or herself as completely as you would like. If you are attached, indulge your sweetie, who deals with your multifaceted and changeable nature.