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County exempts itself from concealed carry law
December 18, 2013
Douglas County commissioners voted to exempt county buildings from the state’s new concealed carry law, at least for the next four years. They also passed a resolution prohibiting anyone from carrying concealed weapons into county buildings. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence man charged with several drug offenses
December 18, 2013
William Mitchell, 29 of Lawrence, has been charged with a series of drug-related offenses, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom.
KU Computer Center to be named after former professor
December 18, 2013
Kansas University is naming its Computer Center building in honor of longtime math professor G. Baley Price.
Cost of room and board going up at public universities in Kansas
December 18, 2013
The cost of room and board at Kansas University will increase next year by approximately 2.5 percent under a plan approved Wednesday by the Kansas Board of Regents.
Lawrence manufacturer cited for health and safety violations
December 18, 2013
A local manufacturer has been cited for several violations after federal inspectors say they identified numerous health and safety risks at the plant in East Lawrence. By Giles Bruce
Earthquake may have been linked to oil production
December 18, 2013
Geologists are trying to determine if the 3.8-magnitude earthquake in southern Kansas on Monday was caused by salt water disposal from oil production in the area. Similar events have occurred in Oklahoma and Arkansas. By Peter Hancock
KU and city announce five-year contracts for busing services
December 18, 2013
Kansas University and the city of Lawrence have both signed five-year contracts with MV Transportation to service their coordinated transit system. In 2014, KU will pay MV about $2.62 million for services and the city $3.57 million.
Jayhawks add three on first day of mid-year juco signing period
04:12 p.m., December 18, 2013 Updated 12:06 a.m.
While it paled in comparison to last year’s nine-man mid-year haul, Wednesday proved to be a productive day for the recruiting efforts of the Kansas University football program, which welcomed three players to the roster on the initial day of the mid-year junior-college signing period. By Matt Tait
Arrest made in La Tiendita armed robbery
December 18, 2013
Detectives from the Lawrence Police Department arrested an individual Wednesday in connection with an armed robbery that occurred at La Tiendita on Dec. 14, according to Trent McKinley, a police spokesman.
Topeka woman now charged with first-degree murder in July shooting death of Lawrence man
03:04 p.m., December 18, 2013 Updated 05:13 p.m.
The state has toughened its charges against a Topeka woman accused in the shooting death of a 51-year-old Lawrence man earlier this year.
Regents pass social media policy in wake of Guth tweet
02:21 p.m., December 18, 2013 Updated 06:14 p.m.
The Kansas Board of Regents today passed a policy governing the use of social media by higher education employees. By Scott Rothschild
Lawrence Schools Foundation surpasses fundraising goal
December 18, 2013
The Lawrence Schools Foundation has raised more than $93,000 so far this year, surpassing the organization’s fundraising goal. The foundation helps local schools pay for preschool programs, enrichment activities and teacher recognitions.
Area agencies thankful for response to holiday programs; a few more donations needed
December 18, 2013
Christmastime generally means plenty of organizations calling for gift donations from the public, and with less than a week until the holiday arrives, many of those groups in the Lawrence area say the public has answered the call.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 17
December 18, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Tuesday, Dec. 17.
Area basketball roundup: Eudora girls fall; boys beat Louisburg
December 18, 2013
Despite a game-high 16 points from Abby Richeson, Eudora High lost to Louisburg in girls basketball on Tuesday.
Veritas boys lock down to defeat Tri-City Christian
December 18, 2013
The Veritas Christian boys basketball team improved to 4-3 with a 49-23 victory Tuesday against Tri-City Christian.
Veritas girls beat Tri-City Christian
December 18, 2013
The Veritas Christian girls basketball team had a balanced offensive attack with four players scoring double digits in a 64-52 victory over Tri-City Christian on Tuesday.
Column: Area prep football standouts set for Division II title game
December 18, 2013
Northwest Missouri State’s Cody Carlson, an offensive guard from Eudora High, and Joel Gantz, a tight end out of Perry-Lecompton High, will play for the NCAA Div. II football national championship, Saturday, in Florence, Ala. Column by Tom Keegan
Juco commit follows familiar path to KU
December 18, 2013
When Kansas University football commitment Keyon Haughton first arrived at Georgia Military College, he made fast friends with a player who shared his name. Now, more than two years later, Keyon is following in KU captain Keon Stowers’ footsteps. Haughton is one of two juco players expected to sign national letters of intent with the Jayhawks today. By Matt Tait
Royals introduce new 2B Omar Infante at Kauffman
December 18, 2013
Omar Infante walked past the visiting clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium, where he dressed so many times as a member of the Detroit Tigers, and slipped on a crisp, new Kansas City Royals jersey. It was the latest sign of that the Royals intend to compete for the AL Central this season.
Self says Black’s breakout still to come
December 18, 2013
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self hasn’t given up on Memphis transfer Tarik Black, who has not scored and grabbed just seven rebounds total in limited action the last four games. By Gary Bedore
25 years ago: ‘Ad Astra’ sculpture design chosen for state capitol dome
December 18, 2013
A fund-raising effort was soon to begin to raise the $100,000 to build the sculpture.
40 years ago: USD 497 balances school activities, fuel shortages
December 18, 2013
Daytime activities in the school buildings would be allowed during Christmas vacation, but interior temperatures would be lower than usual.
Editorial: Wrong spot
The center of a multi-lane traffic roundabout is the wrong place for a public art installation.
December 18, 2013
Public art is great, and Lawrence’s investment in art to accent various public buildings around town has been money well spent.
KU business school partnering with DST Systems on big data
December 18, 2013
The Kansas University School of Business announced a three-year agreement with Kansas City-based DST Systems, which provides data services for businesses. Those involved with the program hope it will help match KU business students with data jobs and provide faculty with research opportunities.By Ben Unglesbee
Letter: Security games
December 18, 2013
A 58-year-old guy in Wichita joins with al Qaida hoping to “commit violent jihad” against the United States. (Journal-World, Dec. 15) Happy to divert discussion from financial policies bankrupting Kansas, Gov. Brownback eagerly jumps onboard: “In our ongoing war on terrorism, the good guys won one today.” Sen. Moran, and Rep. Pompeo, also eager to divert attention from the disaster we call Congress, come in right behind: “the case is a ‘stark reminder’ that the United States continues to face threats from radical Islamic terrorists.”
Bite Sighs: the Yule Log cake revisited
December 18, 2013
A new year is just around the corner; a fresh start full of amazing possibilities. In a fit of nostalgia, I decided to take a look at my very first Bite Sighs recipe: a Yule Log cake.
Try some mincemeat mini pies, a take on a holiday classic
December 18, 2013
Mention mincemeat pie in a crowd, and you’ll get the full spectrum of reactions.
100 years ago: KU students heading out of town for Christmas
December 18, 2013
“The advance guard of the homeward bound student population leaves this evening, cutting the classes of the morrow.”
Opinion: Egypt caught in political standoff
December 18, 2013
It isn’t easy being a senior lawyer for Egypt’s deposed president, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi. A respected jurist and former member of Egypt’s upper house of parliament, Mohamad Tosson was clearly frustrated as he talked to me over tea in a dim hotel lobby. He has been permitted to see Morsi only once since the military ousted and jailed him in July, after huge anti-Morsi demonstrations. “His lawyers need to discuss the case with him, but they don’t allow it,” he told me. “They don’t permit him family visits, or even to see his son.”