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Planning commissions recommend denial of sand permit
January 30, 2013
In a choice between land or sand, both the Eudora and Lawrence-Douglas County planning commissions vote to recommend denying a permit for a sand pit mining operation along the Kansas River. Douglas County commissioners will have the final say next month. By Peter Hancock
Senate approves changes in selection of judges
January 30, 2013
A proposal to give the governor and legislators more power over appointments to Kansas’ appellate courts cleared the state Senate on Wednesday, demonstrating the increased clout of conservative Republicans. John Hanna, The Associated Press
Jayhawks storm back to top Cyclones, 78-75, in overtime
09:17 p.m., January 30, 2013 Updated 10:51 p.m.
The Kansas University women’s team erased an 18-point second half deficit and knocked off 23rd-ranked Iowa State, 78-75, Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Basehor man dies in head-on collision in southern Leavenworth County
06:05 p.m., January 30, 2013 Updated 09:36 a.m.
An 86-year-old Basehor man has died after a two-vehicle head-on collision in southern Leavenworth Country, Wednesday afternoon. By Staff Reports
Land swap between KU and Endowment Association gains committee approval
January 30, 2013
A House committee on Wednesday approved a bill that authorizes Kansas University and the KU Endowment Association to swap two parcels of land. By Scott Rothschild.
PAC formed to support Lawrence school district bond issue
January 30, 2013
Rep. Paul Davis, Democrat, and Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, Republican, are serving as co-chairs of “Yes for Lawrence,” a committee formed to campaign in favor of the Lawrence school district’s $92.5 million bond proposal. By Peter Hancock
Proposed land swap between KU and Endowment Association gains committee approval
January 30, 2013
A House committee on Wednesday approved a bill that authorizes Kansas University and the KU Endowment Association to swap two parcels of land. By Scott Rothschild.
Voter registration deadline is Feb. 5
January 30, 2013
New voters and people who have moved recently have until Feb. 5 to register for the Feb. 26 primary elections. By Peter Hancock
Statehouse Live: Battle begins in House over public unions
January 30, 2013
As the House prepared to debate a bill this morning that is opposed by unions, several Republican legislators who support the bill said that they heard stories of teachers being pressured to join the Kansas National Education Association. By Scott Rothschild
KU December graduates number more than 1,200
January 30, 2013
Though they haven’t taken the traditional walk down the hill, about 1,220 newly minted Kansas University graduates earned their degrees in December. And their job outlook is much the same as that of spring graduates. By Matt Erickson
County roads get slick Wednesday morning as temperature drops
01:33 p.m., January 30, 2013 Updated 04:42 p.m.
Motorists on Douglas County roads found slick conditions Wednesday morning, at times worse than they are accustomed to. County officials say it was a case of bad timing. By Ian Cummings
Lawrence teen attends presidential inauguration
January 30, 2013
A 16-year-old Lawrence resident was in Washington, D.C., last week for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. And she was there four years ago, to witness Obama’s first swearing-in ceremony. By Meagan Thomas
Employee at Sprint retailer arrested for allegedly stealing $5K in phones
January 30, 2013
A 25-year-old Lawrence man was arrested on suspicion of theft and computer crimes Tuesday, after a Lawrence Sprint retailer reported more than $5,000 worth of phones and other products had been stolen by an employee.
Construction worker critically injured in fall at Eudora building site
January 30, 2013
A construction worker was critically injured Wednesday morning in a fall at the building site of the new public safety building in Eudora, at the corner of 10th and Main streets.
KU students, AARP offering free tax help starting in February
January 30, 2013
KU students and AARP Tax-Aide will offer free income tax return assistance in Lawrence for certain residents starting in February.
Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of raping teenage girl
January 30, 2013
The arrest Tuesday of a 33-year-old Lawrence man, suspected in the rape of a teenage girl, is part of an ongoing investigation involving other offenses, police said.
Douglas County land transfers for the week ending Jan. 21, 2013
January 30, 2013
Douglas County land transfers for the week ending Jan. 21, 2013
Kansas Legislature taking up measure targeted at human trafficking
January 30, 2013
Members of the Kansas Legislature are considering a measure that would strengthen laws on human trafficking. By Joseph Daugherty
Two school districts cancel classes
January 30, 2013
Students in two Jefferson County school districts are getting a day off because of snow.
Lawrence High girls lose again, 65-33 to Leavenworth
January 30, 2013
Lawrence High’s girls basketball team showed some renewed urgency and energy to open the second half Tuesday night, but the Lions couldn’t maintain it in a 65-33 home loss to Leavenworth. By Benton Smith
Free State girls shut down SM West
January 30, 2013
The Free State girls basketball team once again limited the scoring from taller and bigger foes, shutting down Shawnee Mission West’s offense in a 41-26 victory on Tuesday night at Free State. By Jesse Newell
LHS boys avoid third-quarter slump, top Leavenworth
January 30, 2013
Jake Mosiman scored Lawrence High’s first 11 points of the third quarter, sending the Lions boys to a 63-48 victory against Leavenworth on Tuesday at LHS. By Benton Smith
Seabury girls cruise past KC Christian
January 30, 2013
Mariah Smith scored 15 points and had six steals on defense in Seabury’s 51-21 girls basketball victory over Kansas City Christian.
Veritas boys rip Heritage
January 30, 2013
Elijah Harvey scored 13 points and made five steals, and Thomas Bachert had 12 points and 13 rebounds to help Veritas Christian’s boys basketball team defeat Topeka Heritage, 63-42, on Tuesday night.
FSHS long snapper earns top ranking
January 30, 2013
Reid Buckingham, a junior center and long snapper for the Free State High football team, earned the No. 7 spot in the Top 12 among underclassmen at the 11th Annual National Chris Rubio Long Snapping Event, held Jan. 19-20 in Las Vegas.
FSHS boys, girls bowling first at home quad
January 30, 2013
Free State senior bowler Chase Taylor rolled to first place with a 706 series, including a high game of 277, at the Firebirds’ home quad on Tuesday at Royal Crest Lanes.
How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 29 NBA games
January 30, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Tuesday’s NBA games.
KU freshman Rio Adams bringing energy, on and off court
January 30, 2013
Kansas University freshman combo guard Rio Adams has played sparingly in the Jayhawks’ past few games but says he’s committed to earning more minutes with his energetic play. By Gary Bedore
Khadre Lane’s instant offense sparks FSHS boys past SM West
January 30, 2013
Free State junior Khadre Lane scored seven straight points during a crucial stretch as the Firebirds overcame Shawnee Mission West, 44-37 on Tuesday at FSHS. By Jesse Newell
25 years ago: State census workers ready for door-to-door survey
January 30, 2013
State census workers were getting ready to hit the streets in Lawrence next week.
40 years ago: Firefighters object to pay differential
January 30, 2013
The city’s offer of pay parity and slightly increased working hours was regarded as “gong backward” by union leaders.
100 years ago: No drinking water for Lawrence schoolchildren
January 30, 2013
“It is said that several children have complained about being thirsty in school and have been unable to obtain a drink until they returned to their homes after school was out.”
Letter: Water issue
January 30, 2013
Would you like a little sand with your asparagus? At the same time we read about efforts to produce and consume more local food, we learn about a proposal by a local concrete company to put a huge sand pit on prime agricultural land just east of town.
Opinion: Taxes pose human question
January 30, 2013
As the Kansas Legislature continues to debate whether to cut taxes and government services further, I have been thinking about the purpose of government at the state level. By Mike Hoeflich
Editorial: Tireless leader
Kansas University and the entire Kansas City area benefited greatly from the tireless efforts of Adele Hall.
January 30, 2013
The death of Adele Hall is a huge loss for the greater Kansas City area as well as for the entire country.
Opinion: GOP needs positive agenda
January 30, 2013 in print edition on A9
Some political commentators are dancing on what they believe to be the grave of the Republican Party, claiming that the only way the GOP can have a viable future is for them to behave like Democrats.
Tune In Tonight: ‘Americans’ go undercover for the KGB
January 30, 2013
Yikes! Our little Felicity has become a hooker and a Communist spy! In the opening scene of “The Americans” (9 p.m., FX), Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell, “Felicity”) dons a blond wig and come-hither clothing. All the better to ensnare blabbermouth FBI agents in boudoir confessions.
Letter: Union attack
January 30, 2013
Sponsors of HB 2023 claim the bill protects union members. This bill doesn’t protect union members. It tries to destroy unions with a brazen assault on 1st Amendment rights.
Horoscopes for Jan. 30
January 30, 2013
For Wednesday, Jan. 30: This year you merge innovative thinking and efficiency. This powerful combination sometimes gets stunning reactions, but for the most part, it encourages creativity within your immediate circle. If you are single, romance will head your way. If you are attached, take up a new hobby with your significant other in order to reduce stress.