Archive for Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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12:21 a.m.
Police investigate a house at 837 Avalon on Monday, Dec. 9.
Police awaiting autopsy results as community mourns KU student Villagomez-Saldana
12:29 p.m., December 10, 2013 Updated 4:45 p.m.
Kansas University officials today are mourning the death of graduate student Gianfranco Villagomez-Saldana, who was reported missing early Saturday. Police believe a body found Monday is the student’s.
10:21 a.m.
Work continues on the Rock Chalk Park sports complex near Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway. The track and field stadium, far left, is the furthest along, with a projected opening set for spring 2014. The concrete pad for the city's eight-gym recreation center, top center, also has been poured. The center is expected to open in  summer 2014.  The concrete pads along the right edge of the photo are parking lots to serve the entire complex. In the center of the site are a soccer field and a softball stadium for Kansas University. 
City hears concerns about lighting plan at Rock Chalk Park complex
December 10, 2013
City leaders and a neighbor to the Rock Chalk Park sports complex will meet in the coming days after city officials conceded Tuesday that a lighting plan for the complex hadn’t been properly approved.By Chad Lawhorn
2:21 p.m.
Sarah Pembrook, a counselor with Headquarters Counseling Center, 211 E. Eighth St., listens to a local caller who is expressing feelings of depression and being overwhelmed, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Headquarters, which has been in operation for 43 years, not only takes calls from distressed individuals who sometimes are feeling suicidal, but also offers support for family members who have lost loved ones to suicide. Headquarters officials say they want to reopen at night, remain independent
December 10, 2013
Pictured: Sarah Pembrook, a counselor with Headquarters Counseling Center, listens to a local caller who is expressing feelings of depression and being overwhelmed, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Steve Lopes, who became interim director at Lawrence-based Headquarters Counseling Center this week, said he plans to lead Headquarters into the “21st century,” making improvements in the way the center does business to keep it an independent entity serving Douglas County and the rest of Kansas. By Giles Bruce
5:18 p.m.
Marios Sophocleous was censured by KU for alleged plagiarism. Former KGS senior scientist censured for allegations of plagiarism
12:23 p.m., December 11, 2013 Updated 5:59 p.m.
Marios Sophocleous, a former senior scientist with the Kansas Geological Survey, was censured by Kansas University for plagiarizing scholarly work in seven journal articles.

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