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Archive for Monday, December 16, 2013

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12:00 a.m.
By 2050, 80 percent of the world's energy could be generated by renewable energy sources. Among the new sources of energy are wind turbines, like those at the Meridian Way Wind Farm in Cloud County. Renewable energy facing a headwind
December 16, 2013
In 2009, supporters of a bill to require an increase in the use of renewable energy said the proposal would make Kansas the “Saudi Arabia” of wind energy. Four years later, the political wind is blowing toward repealing or changing the law. By Scott Rothschild
10:23 a.m.
Benito Olivas-Yanez. Eudora couple’s home, since vacated, at center of multimillion-dollar meth conspiracy linked to Mexican cartels
December 16, 2013
Eighteen people are now each considered to have been part of a $7 million methamphetamine conspiracy linked by law enforcement officials to Mexican drug cartels. And at least three of them allegedly used a rural Douglas County property to produce the illegal drug. By Stephen Montemayor
12:23 p.m.
Charles Frager, manager at the artesian tea bar ManaBar, 1111 Massachusetts St., pours hot water to steep tea. Kansas University grads and owners Matthew Rader and Nathan Long opened the business in October. New downtown tea bar brings mellow mood to former convenience shop
December 16, 2013
Mellow music playing on a stereo inside ManaBar Artesian Teas, 1111 Massachusetts St., greets customers at the two-month-old store, opened in the former location of Curry In A Hurry.
4:29 p.m.
HItchhiking Group hopes to get City Hall help in promoting hitchhiking
December 16, 2013
A new nonprofit group is asking commissioners to rewrite a portion of the city’s traffic code to make it legal for people to join a sort of hitchhiking network, which supporters hope will become a reliable and convenient form of public transportation. By Chad Lawhorn
7:48 p.m.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, talks about some of the issues of 2013 during an interview by the Lawrence Journal World on Monday, December 16, 2013. Brownback proposes fully funding all-day kindergarten
December 16, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback on Monday proposed that the state provide $80 million over five years to fully fund all-day kindergarten. By Scott Rothschild

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Lawrence police believe three armed robberies are connected
December 16, 2013
Lawrence police believe a string of armed robberies that occurred near Iowa Street, between East 23rd and West 31st streets, over the past week and a half may be connected.
Man taken to hospital after driving into oncoming traffic
December 16, 2013
An unidentified elderly man was in critical condition Monday after he drove into oncoming traffic on Sixth Street in Lawrence and struck another vehicle.
Brownback proposes fully funding all-day kindergarten
December 16, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback on Monday proposed that the state provide $80 million over five years to fully fund all-day kindergarten. By Scott Rothschild
Housekeeping” announced as public library’s 2014 Read Across Lawrence book
December 16, 2013
The Lawrence Public Library announced that “Housekeeping,” by Pulitzer Prize winner Marilynne Robinson, will be the subject of the 2014 Read Across Lawrence community reading program. Robinson will come to Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence on March 6 to discuss the novel.
Lawrence city commissioners to consider increasing commission pay
December 16, 2013
Commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting will begin discussing the idea of perhaps more than doubling the $9,000-per-year commission salary, which hasn’t been changed since April 1999. By Chad Lawhorn
KU police searching for a man of accused of sexual battery after party
December 16, 2013
Kansas University police are searching for a man accused of sexually battering a female KU student about 2:00 a.m. Saturday.
Group hopes to get City Hall help in promoting hitchhiking
December 16, 2013
A new nonprofit group is asking commissioners to rewrite a portion of the city’s traffic code to make it legal for people to join a sort of hitchhiking network, which supporters hope will become a reliable and convenient form of public transportation. By Chad Lawhorn
County to seek gun law exemption
December 16, 2013
Douglas County commissioners plan to seek a four-year exemption from the state’s new concealed carry gun law. They will also discuss listing the courthouse building on the city of Lawrence’s historic resources list. By Peter Hancock
Fire destroys outbuilding west of Baldwin City
December 16, 2013
A fire destroyed an outbuilding and caused an estimated $10,000 worth of damage this morning at a rural homestead west of Baldwin City.
Westbound 6th Street temporarily closed due to crash
December 16, 2013
Lawrence police closed 6th Street westbound between Maine and Michigan streets for an hour as they process a traffic accident.
Brownback to seek increase in all-day kindergarten
December 16, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to propose the state pick up the additional cost of providing all-day kindergarten in Kansas public schools.
Jayhawks fall to 18th in latest AP poll
December 16, 2013
Last week’s loss at Florida dropped the Kansas University men’s basketball team five spots in the most recent Associated Press poll.
Juco DB Ronnie Davis commits to KU football
11:33 a.m., December 16, 2013 Updated 12:04 a.m.
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M defensive back Ronnie Davis has orally committed to play football at Kansas University, according to a report from JayhawkSlant.com. By Matt Tait
25 years ago: Kansas license plate design to undergo improvement
December 16, 2013
“From day one, Kansans have been unhappy with these license plates.”
40 years ago: Local icon receives gift from Lawrence merchants
December 16, 2013
Leo Beuerman had received an early Christmas gift of $75.20.
Renewable energy facing a headwind
December 16, 2013
In 2009, supporters of a bill to require an increase in the use of renewable energy said the proposal would make Kansas the “Saudi Arabia” of wind energy. Four years later, the political wind is blowing toward repealing or changing the law. By Scott Rothschild
Public art project suggested for new Lawrence roundabout
December 16, 2013
The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission is asking the city to include an art project in the design of the new roundabout at Wakarusa and Legends drives. By Sara Shepherd
Eudora couple’s home, since vacated, at center of multimillion-dollar meth conspiracy linked to Mexican cartels
December 16, 2013
Eighteen people are now each considered to have been part of a $7 million methamphetamine conspiracy linked by law enforcement officials to Mexican drug cartels. And at least three of them allegedly used a rural Douglas County property to produce the illegal drug. By Stephen Montemayor
Editorial: Valid standards
A new report validates the wisdom of stiffer admissions standards for state universities.
December 16, 2013
A report released last week by the Kansas Board of Regents provides a significant endorsement for the qualified admissions standards for Kansas students who want to attend one of the state’s six Regents universities.
Opinion: Rebalancing power is tricky business
December 16, 2013
Is President Obama an American version of Mikhail Gorbachev, the leader whose well-intentioned reforms led to the demise of his country’s global power? That’s the anxiety a traveler hears these days from worried U.S. allies, and it’s mirrored in a provocative article published recently.
New downtown tea bar brings mellow mood to former convenience shop
December 16, 2013
Mellow music playing on a stereo inside ManaBar Artesian Teas, 1111 Massachusetts St., greets customers at the two-month-old store, opened in the former location of Curry In A Hurry.
Opinion: Opportunity offsets income inequality
December 16, 2013
In a Dec. 4 speech, President Obama declared income “inequality” to be “the defining challenge of our time.”
Business briefcase Dec. 16
December 16, 2013
Bartlett & West have announced the addition of Jeff Risley as a business development leader for the firm’s Facility and Site Division.
Bankruptcies for Dec. 16
December 16, 2013
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Marriages for Dec. 16
December 16, 2013
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County.
Divorces for Dec. 16
December 16, 2013
Divorces granted in Douglas County.
100 years ago: Lawrence fortune-teller arrested in Wichita
December 16, 2013
“The sheriff reports an unpleasant journey home, but Lynn has nothing to say….”