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Medics respond to injury accident on Kansas Turnpike
June 12, 2013
Medic treated an individual with a head injury following a vehicle accident at mile marker 196 in the eastbound lane of I-70.
Power restored, no life-threatening injuries, in Wednesday night accident near Eudora
10:41 p.m., June 12, 2013 Updated 01:34 p.m.
An accident near the intersection of Kansas Highway 10 and Church St. temporarily closed eastbound lanes of K-10 and apparently caused a power outage across Eudora Wednesday night.
Menards plan gets first-round OK from county
June 12, 2013
Douglas County commissioners approved a change in the comprehensive development plan to expand a commercial zone near 31st and Iowa. The change could pave the way for a Menards home improvement store in that area. By Peter Hancock
Researchers from far and wide spend summer weeks at KU’s ‘Stats Camp’
June 12, 2013
Bob Heiser says this is like a vacation for him. No, really. Heiser drove for 23 hours from Maine to be in Lawrence, where he’s spending the week learning about statistics as one of 260 researchers from around the country taking part in a Kansas University summer program called “Stats Camp.” By Matt Erickson
Naismith to join Kansas Hall of Fame
June 12, 2013
Superman, the inventor of basketball, 1970s rock band Kansas and the 1st Kansas Colored Infantry Regiment are among the 2013 class of inductees in the Kansas Hall of Fame. Dr. James Naismith, who moved to Lawrence from Massachusetts in 1898, brought basketball to the University of Kansas and helped put the sport on the map.
Education department challenges ‘innovative districts’ law
June 12, 2013
The Kansas State Department of Education says the Legislature usurped its authority this year by passing a law that allows up to 29 school districts to opt out of most state laws and regulations. The agency is seeking an attorney general’s opinion to clarify the separation of powers under the Kansas Constitution. By Peter Hancock
Jefferson County couple charged in alleged hit-and-run
03:28 p.m., June 12, 2013 Updated 05:25 p.m.
A Jefferson County couple faced misdemeanor charges Wednesday after a 29-year-old Nortonville man’s car was struck Tuesday night by a vehicle that allegedly fled the scene. Ian Cummings
Lawrence man sentenced to life in prison for raping young girl
June 12, 2013
A 42-year-old Lawrence man has been sentenced to life in prison for raping a girl, who is now 12.
Brownback announces new press secretary: Lawrence resident Eileen Hawley
11:07 a.m., June 12, 2013 Updated 11:56 p.m.
Eileen Hawley, recently the vice president of operations at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, will be the new director of communications and press secretary for the office of Gov. Sam Brownback, it was announced Wednesday.
Raiders relievers steady in home-opening victory
June 12, 2013
Playing in town for the first time this summer, the Lawrence Raiders rode some steady relief pitching to a 5-3 victory over the Midwest Bruins Tuesday night at Free State High. By Benton Smith
World Company Cup returns to Free State
June 12, 2013
For the seventh time in eight years, the World Company Cup belongs to Free State High. The trophy, awarded since 2006 to the school that prevails most often in City Showdowns and other competitions between rivals Lawrence High and Free State, spent the last year on display at LHS. However, the Lions’ claim to the cup proved short-lived, as Free State conquered the Lions, 17-9, in the standings. By Benton Smith
Opinion: Track title sets tone for other KU sports
June 12, 2013
During Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger’s first two-and-a-half years in town, perhaps no team better illustrated his vision for KU sports than the women’s track and field team that was crowned the 2013 NCAA outdoor champions last weekend in Eugene, Ore. Column by Matt Tait
Perry Ellis, now a KU veteran, aims to build on freshman finish
June 12, 2013
Kansas University sophomore forward Perry Ellis says he’s working hard to build on strong play from the end of his freshman season. By Gary Bedore
How former Jayhawks fared in Game 3 of NBA Finals
June 12, 2013
Here’s a look at how Mario Chalmers fared in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
25 years ago: School board faces busy agenda at upcoming meeting
June 12, 2013
Parents of children with hearing impairments were seeking a “stable learning environment.”
40 years ago: Public library to hold first book sale
June 12, 2013
A wide variety of materials, including 8,000 books, had been collected for the sale.
Tigers stop Royals
June 12, 2013
Max Scherzer won his ninth straight decision, and the Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City 3-2 to snap the Royals’ six-game winning streak on Tuesday night.
County to review 31st Street corridor plan
June 12, 2013
Douglas County commissioners will consider a proposed change to the Horizon 2020 comprehensive plan that would expand the South Iowa Street commercial district eastward along 31st Street. The change would pave the way for development of a Menards home improvement store near 31st and Iowa. By Peter Hancock
City will make boosting broadband service in Lawrence issue for 2014 budget
June 12, 2013
Keeping up with the Googles of the world will cost a lot of money, and even that may not work. By Chad Lawhorn
Opinion: Retired professor examines foreign policy columns
June 12, 2013
Two articles in the Journal-World on June 1, suggest different approaches to U.S. foreign policy.
Letter: Good response
June 12, 2013
Although I am thoroughly disgusted with the new state budget cobbled together in the middle of the night by the Kansas Legislature, I do want to commend another area of the state government for being responsive and helpful to this citizen.
Letter: Less dark?
June 12, 2013
Declarations, such as declarations of love, war, independence or a disaster area, generally involve people and things, budgets and consequences.
Editorial: On track
An exciting NCAA championship by the Kansas University women’s team puts KU on track to reclaim its strong track and field tradition.
June 12, 2013
Kansas University has a strong track and field tradition, but it mostly was about the men who ran the mile, threw the discus or challenged the high jump. That is, until last weekend.
Survey taking stock of natural, historic assets
June 12, 2013
When white settlers first arrived in Douglas County, the rural area directly south of Lawrence in Wakarusa Township was probably among the most desirable places to live and farm. By Peter Hancock
Opinion: Stay calm and let the NSA carry on
June 12, 2013 in print edition on A7
After 9/11, there was a widespread expectation of many more terrorist attacks on the United States. So far that hasn’t happened. We haven’t escaped entirely unscathed (see Boston Marathon, bombing of), but on the whole we have been a lot safer than most security experts, including me, expected. In light of the current controversy over the National Security Agency’s monitoring of telephone calls and emails, it is worthwhile to ask: Why is that?
100 years ago: Hundreds of children flock to Woodland Park for free picnic
June 12, 2013
“No conductor claimed a nickel as his little passengers clambered aboard.”
Horoscopes for June 12
June 12, 2013
For Wednesday, June 12: This year you experience your share of ups and downs. Make it a point to take good care of yourself. If you are single, you might go from being alone one minute to meeting the love of your life the next! If you are attached, the two of you could develop a new hobby together.