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Archive for Friday, February 15, 2013

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12:00 a.m.
In a competitive but playful gesture, Lawrence High senior Austin Bennett shushes a section of cheering Olathe Northwest bowlers during Sunflower League bowling on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at Royal Crest Lanes. Bennett, LHS boys quiet competition, win Sunflower League bowling titles
February 14, 2013
A competitive environment helped Austin Bennett and the Lawrence High boys step up their games and win the Lions’ first Sunflower League bowling championship on Thursday at Royal Crest Lanes. By Benton Smith
7:00 a.m.
Christopher Mann, a former LPD officer who was injured in the line of duty by a drunken driver in 2002, has become an advocate against alcohol-related accidents and fatalities in Kansas. Former Lawrence police officer turns DUI accident into life mission
February 14, 2013
At age 25, everything was going as planned for Lawrence police officer Christopher Mann. But an injury caused by a drunken driver changed all that in 2002. More than a decade later, Mann is working as an advocate to cut drunken driving accidents in Kansas. By Shaun Hittle
2:15 p.m.
The proposed site plan for the Rock Chalk Park Sports Complex in northwest Lawrence. Officials report assets
May 16, 2003
President Bush reported Thursday that his family had assets between $8.8 million and $21.9 million at the end of last year.
2:23 p.m.
The proposed site plan for the Rock Chalk Park Sports Complex in northwest Lawrence. More twists with recreation center project: KU Endowment now requiring city to pay for land
February 15, 2013
Think of it like a buzzer beater, or more accurately, like three of them. The buzzer is about to sound on this more than year-long debate on whether the city should move ahead with a $25 million recreation center in northwest Lawrence. By Chad Lawhorn
3:18 p.m.
The renovated and restored Old Supreme Courtroom in the Statehouse may need $250,000 more work to improve the acoustics so that people can hear what legislators are saying during meetings. Kansas Supreme Court orders disbarment of Lawrence attorney for ‘squandering’ $2.6 million
February 15, 2013
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday ordered the disbarment of Lawrence attorney Douglas Lee Baker based on numerous misrepresentations of $2.6 million in securities he sold in gold mining companies. By Scott Rothschild
7:16 p.m.
The proposed site plan for the Rock Chalk Park Sports Complex in northwest Lawrence. KU Endowment asking city to pay $780,000 for 26-acre recreation center site
February 15, 2013
Officials with the city and Kansas University Endowment Association have clarified that the city won’t be receiving a donation of 26 acres from Endowment to build a recreation center near Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway.By Chad Lawhorn

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Self’s Assists Foundation clarifies it still plans to make donation to recreation center
February 15, 2013
It appears Friday was a million-dollar day for officials at Lawrence City Hall.
KU Endowment asking city to pay $780,000 for 26-acre recreation center site
February 15, 2013
Officials with the city and Kansas University Endowment Association have clarified that the city won’t be receiving a donation of 26 acres from Endowment to build a recreation center near Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway.By Chad Lawhorn
Construction on Iowa Street to begin Monday
February 15, 2013
Major portions of Iowa Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction on Monday, the first sign of months worth of work that will take place on the city’s main north-south thoroughfare.
Telecommunications deregulation bill gains first-round approval in Kansas House
February 15, 2013
A bill that supporters said Friday would continue the deregulation of telecommunication companies in Kansas sailed through initial passage in the House with bi-partisan support. By Scott Rothschild
Kansas Supreme Court orders disbarment of Lawrence attorney for ‘squandering’ $2.6 million
February 15, 2013
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday ordered the disbarment of Lawrence attorney Douglas Lee Baker based on numerous misrepresentations of $2.6 million in securities he sold in gold mining companies. By Scott Rothschild
Lacking power, Kansas baseball emphasizing speed, singles
February 15, 2013
Changes in NCAA regulations have Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price shifting to small ball for the 2013 Jayhawks, who will have a lineup filled with speed and singles-hitters. By Jesse Newell
Model train club has show Saturday
February 15, 2013
The Lawrence Model Railroad Club will put on its annual model railroad show and swap meet on Saturday.
Editorial: Growing ‘cost’
President Obama’s State of the Union address was mostly more of the same call for more government involvement in Americans’ lives.
February 15, 2013
Knowledgeable political observers suggested President Obama’s State of the Union address probably would be the most important speech of his next four years in the White House.
100 years ago: Man sues water company for impure product
February 15, 2013
“The case is considered as one of the most important to come before the court at its present session.”
Opinion: Rubio misses chance to move to middle
February 15, 2013 in print edition on A8
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, the Republicans’ big Hispanic hope for 2016, is a smart politician who might still make it to his party’s presidential ticket, but he blew it big time during his nationally broadcast State of the Union rebuttal speech on Tuesday.
Opinion: Restraint was Coolidge’s greatest asset
February 15, 2013 in print edition on A8
Before Ronald Reagan traveled the 16 blocks to the White House after his first inaugural address, the White House curator had, at the new president’s instruction, hung in the Cabinet room a portrait of Calvin Coolidge. The Great Communicator knew that “Silent Cal” could use words powerfully — 15 of them made him a national figure — because he was economical in their use, as in all things.
Kaw Valley Soccer becomes Sporting Kansas City affiliate
February 15, 2013
Lawrence-based Kaw Valley Soccer Association and Topeka’s Prodigy Youth Soccer Club will merge today to form Sporting Kaw Valley, a Sporting Kansas City Juniors Academy affiliate club.
25 years ago: Topeka men arrested after pawn shop break-in
February 15, 2013
The incident had taken place at Lawrence Pawn and Shooters Supply, 718 New Hampshire.
Mario Chalmers reflects as KU jersey retirement nears
February 15, 2013
Former Kansas University guard Mario Chalmers of the Miami Heat, who will have his jersey retired during halftime of the KU-Texas game on Saturday, says he’ll never forget his time in Lawrence. By Gary Bedore
Tune In Tonight: Showtime soars with the Eagles
February 15, 2013
Love them or hate them, the Eagles remain one of the most popular and influential bands of the past half-century. Over two nights, Showtime will broadcast “History of the Eagles” (7 p.m., concludes 7 p.m. Saturday), produced by Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side”).
40 years ago: KU group files charges against student senate
February 15, 2013
The senate treasurer had been informed just minutes before the session that the charges had been filed.
Horoscopes for Feb. 15
February 15, 2013
For Friday, Feb. 15: This year your imagination and creativity flourish. Be careful not to overthink a possible financial bonus or change. If you are single, you could find that you become unusually possessive of someone you are dating. If you are attached, you might consider keeping separate checking accounts.