Archive for Monday, June 3, 2013

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Relay for Life readies for victory laps
Annual march against cancer set for Friday
June 3, 2013
The Douglas County Relay for Life event is scheduled for Friday at the Free State High School track. This year, there will be a Caregivers Lap to honor anyone who helped take care of a cancer patient. By Meagan Thomas
Former KU cornerback Tyler Patmon to play for Oklahoma State
June 3, 2013
Former Kansas cornerback Tyler Patmon, who graduated from KU in May and left the team at the end of the 2012 season, will join the Oklahoma State program for the 2013 season, OSU officials announced through a press release Monday.
KU officials evaluating effects of Legislature’s budget cuts
04:33 p.m., June 3, 2013 Updated 04:57 p.m.
After the Kansas Legislature approved higher education budget cuts that one Kansas University official called “devastating,” KU leaders are working to figure out just where those cuts are going to fall. By Scott Rothschild and Matt Erickson
South Park Wading Pool open for summer
June 3, 2013
The first swimmers of the summer can splash today in the South Park Wading Pool, which opened its gates for the season at 1:30 p.m.
Analysis: 2013 legislative session over; results will be judged by Kansas voters
June 3, 2013
So-called conservative Republicans flexed their muscle during the 2013 Legislature, and it will be up to Kansas voters to decide whether that’s a good thing. By Scott Rothschild
KU picks architects for new School of Business building
June 3, 2013
Kansas University has selected two architectural firms to design a $60 million building for the KU School of Business, it announced Monday.
Lawrence mother searching for 17-year-old son, missing since May 7
June 3, 2013
Margarita Yoder of Lawrence has reported her 17-year-old son, Zach, missing. Zach is about 5-foot-9, 170 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone who sees him is asked to call the Lawrence Police Department at 785-832-7509. Ian Cummings
Police dogs, handlers from across U.S. gather in Olathe, plan to showcase skills on Thursday
June 3, 2013
Police K-9 teams from across the country are gathering in Olathe this week and will put on a public demonstration of the dogs’ abilities Thursday night.
Local family wins anti-underage-drinking PSA video contest
June 3, 2013
A Lawrence family recently won a video contest, sponsored by the Draw the Line Coalition, designed to discourage underage drinking. By Shaun Hittle
Four city preps on all-state baseball
June 3, 2013
The Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches placed four city players on its 2013 Class 6A All-State first team.
Royals miss chances, fall to Rangers, 3-1
June 3, 2013
Jurickson Profar hit a tiebreaking home run off J.C. Gutierrez with two outs in the eighth inning Sunday, lifting the Texas Rangers over Kansas City 3-1.
Air Force assistant joins staff of Kansas women
June 3, 2013
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson announced the hiring of assistant coach Shay Robinson on Sunday to replace Terry Nooner, who took a similar position at Alabama.
Chicago prep Matthews considers KU
June 3, 2013
New Kansas University basketball assistant coach Jerrance Howard’s connections in Chicago might be paying off in recruiting already. By Gary Bedore
Good point(s): A look at best point guards in Bill Self era
June 3, 2013
Over the next 10 weeks, we’ll look back on some of the top players, moments and memories of the Bill Self era at Kansas University. In the first installment, we look at Bill Self’s top point guards. By the Journal-World Staff
For KU architecture professor, prestigious Polish award is more than a solo honor
12:00 a.m., June 3, 2013 Updated 05:50 p.m.
Wojciech Lesnikowski’s father, a lawyer and politican in pre-World War II Poland, never got much recognition in the country he served. But now his only son, a distinguished professor of architecture at Kansas University, has. Lesnikowski earlier this month became the eighth person to receive a Laurel award from the city of Krakow, where he studied as a young man. By Matt Erickson
25 years ago: Church demolition blocked by state historical society
June 3, 2013
Commissioners were required to allow the society time to study and comment on the proposal.
40 years ago: Watkins Bank remodeler seeking missing parts
June 3, 2013
One item on the list: An iron gate from the building’s entry arch.
100 years ago: During heat wave, city council discusses gas supply for next winter
June 3, 2013
“Ice water, electric fans, and a temperature above the nineties, what connection have these things with natural gas….”
Editorial: On the bus
Simply shifting tax money from one city pocket to another isn’t the best way to address the public transportation needs of Lawrence Community Shelter clients.
June 3, 2013
The Lawrence Community Shelter may have moved out of downtown, but one place where it continues to dwell is on the Lawrence City Commission’s agenda.
Pizzas for spring
Strawberries, leeks and onions make for fresh, seasonal toppings
June 3, 2013
While summer ingredients like tomatoes and basil may not be in season just yet, there are plenty of seasonal spring fruits and vegetables that make delicious pizza.
Fix-It Chick: How to install a window air conditioner
June 3, 2013
Installing an Energy Star-rated window air conditioner is an economical way to beat the summer heat.
Double Take: Teacher criticizes teens’ use of depression meds
June 3, 2013
A student wants to know if teachers can be told to be careful what they say concerning sensitive matters.
Summer meal program for kids starts Monday
June 3, 2013
Children age 18 and under can get free, nutritious meals at seven locations in Lawrence starting Monday. The Summer Food Service Program helps ensure low-income children who get free or reduced-price meals during the school year don’t go hungry during the summer. By Peter Hancock
Opinion: Lawmakers pass buck to regulators
June 3, 2013 in print edition on A8
Texting while driving is dangerous, especially if you are driving a train. A commuter train engineer was texting on Sept. 12, 2008, near Los Angeles, when he missed a stop signal and crashed into a freight train. Twenty-five people died.
Traveling light: Smart packing helps make the most of summer trips
June 3, 2013
Whether your upcoming summer vacation is long or short, active or leisurely, stateside or abroad, the same underlying principles of packing apply. Here are the best tips from a couple who’ve successfully packed for everything from a Kenyan adventure to a weekend in the city in just a carry-on bag. By Sara Shepherd
Style for the Ages: Go slim when going to swim
June 3, 2013
Lawrence summers can be absolutely sweltering. As the thermometer soars to dizzying heights, I often find myself staggering to the pool for temporary relief. While you should by no means treat a pool visit like a fashion show, I think there are some basic tips that can not only help you look fashionable but also fit.
North Lawrence residents, irked by a rash of thefts, find that many have gone unreported
June 3, 2013
A theft problem has been festering in North Lawrence for years, residents say. Car batteries, radiators, copper wire, and other items have been going missing from businesses and homes. Residents are fed up with it, and called a special meeting Thursday to discuss the problem with police and city officials. The group quickly zeroed in one part of the problem: many of the thefts had never been reported to police. Ian Cummings
Horoscopes for June 3
June 3, 2013
For Monday, June 3: This year you express a willingness to experiment and head down a different path. You are very serious and focused at times, yet others often find you to be mystical and remote. If you are single, an admirer will pursue you because of your multifaceted personality. If you are attached, the two of you will need to communicate better in order to stay on the same page.
Recent storms put this year’s precipitation totals above average
June 3, 2013
Rain is a good thing, especially here in Kansas — and especially following a 2012 farming season where a lack of rain was the biggest story. So this week’s downpour is a welcome sign for local farmers. By Nicole Wentling and Shaun Hittle
Opinion: U.S.-China summit has high stakes
June 3, 2013 in print edition on A8
U.S. officials describe a common frustration in dealing with China over the past decade. Beijing wants to be recognized as a rising economic power but refuses to be an active partner in maintaining security. Beijing has seemed to want a free ride, without the corresponding responsibilities.