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Ottawa El Mezcal restaurant closed by Immigration and Customs officials
June 14, 2013
The El Mezcal Mexican restaurant in Ottawa was closed Friday as part of a criminal investigation by federal immigration and customs authorities. By Ian Cummings
Hung jury in Valley Falls attempted murder case leads to second mistrial
June 14, 2013
A second mistrial was declared Friday in the attempted murder case against a 62-year-old Valley Falls man because the jury could not reach a verdict. By Ian Cummings
City commissioners to consider final approvals for Menards project
June 14, 2013
With two approvals already in its tool belt, home improvement retailer Menards will try to hammer out a compromise with Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday for a new store near 31st and Iowa streets. By Chad Lawhorn
Flags will fly at half-staff on Saturday
June 14, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback has ordered that flags must be flown at half-staff on Saturday, June 15, in honor of a 2nd Lt. Justin Lee Sisson, a fallen soldier from Kansas.
Three arrested, more charges filed, in alleged drug-related robbery at Lawrence McDonald’s
02:24 p.m., June 14, 2013 Updated 04:11 p.m.
Three Topeka men were arrested Thursday in connection with what police investigators are calling a drug-related robbery two weeks ago outside a Lawrence McDonald’s. With the arrests, four suspects are now in custody in the case. Two of them appeared in court Friday to face charges.
Officials cheer $10 million expansion of bioscience incubator at KU
June 14, 2013
It was a bit of déjà vu Friday morning for Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. One of the first things she did after coming to KU in 2009, she remembered, was to stick a shovel into a hillside on the university’s West Campus to mark the groundbreaking for a new business incubator. On Friday, she was there again to do much the same thing. By Matt Erickson
Former Franklin County Attorney resigns from Johnson County prosecutor’s office
June 14, 2013
Heather Jones, the former Franklin County attorney, has resigned from her post as a prosecutor in Johnson County in order to go into private practice. Allegations that Jones had been involved in a sexual affair with Jeff Curry, who at the time was Franklin County sheriff, and had bought methamphetamine from a confidential informant, surfaced in a criminal case against Curry in April. Attorneys representing both Curry and Jones strongly denied the drug allegations, and Jones has not been charged with any crimes.
Opinion: Families, teachers get top ranking
June 14, 2013 in print edition on A8
America has fallen in love with rankings.   Chances are that you’ll consult a list of bests and worsts for almost anything you do these days: make a purchase, select a vacation, choose a movie, attend a college, look for a job, or take any step, no matter how big or small, in any direction.
Embattled KCC director out following critical statements
10:31 a.m., June 14, 2013 Updated 05:27 p.m.
Patti Petersen-Klein is no longer the executive director of the Kansas Corporation Commission. Her departure follows leaks of internal reports in which she criticized the staff of the agency that regulates public utilities. By Peter Hancock
Former LHS standouts play in all-star border bout
June 14, 2013
The Lawrence High football players competing in the Country Mart Kansas vs. Missouri All-Star Game on Thursday night had a tough time getting comfortable against stiff defense in a 36-8 loss to Missouri at Lee’s Summit North’s Bronco Athletic Complex. By Benton Smith
KU track coaches earn top honors
June 14, 2013
The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has named Kansas University head coach Stanley Redwine and assistant Wayne Pate as its outdoor women’s coaches of the year.
Opinion: Jayhawks old, new entertain in games
June 14, 2013
This week’s pick-up and charity basketball games with Kansas University newcomers and alumni provided plenty of entertainment and possibly a peek at the 2013-14 Jayhawks’ starting point guard. Column by Tom Keegan
Reed game-winner highlights annual KU alumni classic
June 14, 2013
Tyrel Reed swished a three in overtime to give the Kansas University alumni Blue team a victory over the White squad in Thursday’s Rock Chalk Roundball Classic charity game at Free State High. By Gary Bedore
25 years ago: Local activists collect signatures for ADA petition
June 14, 2013
The act was designed to broaden laws preventing discrimination against persons with disabilities.
40 years ago: Lawrence speller stumbles in eighth round of national Bee
June 14, 2013
Alison Gold was the first Douglas County student to travel to the National Spelling Bee.
Letter: Great service?
June 14, 2013
Well, Mr. Brownback may well be doing this country a great service.
Letter: Shamans, Bible
June 14, 2013
In the June 10 “GO!” section, in the article on shamanism, I read this sentence: “But those who practice it say it doesn’t have to be exclusive of other healing approaches, or even religions.”
Letter: Coin, quoin
June 14, 2013
On Sunday, June 9 there was an interesting, if partially flawed story on the front page.
Editorial: Vo-tech plans
June 14, 2013
It would be great if a delay in negotiating contracts for a new career and technical education facility means the Lawrence school district is working with local business interests on a broader vocational training plan.
Opinion: Bureaucrats at root of government trust
June 14, 2013 in print edition on A8
As soon as the Constitution permitted him to run for Congress, Al Salvi did. In 1986, just 26 and fresh from the University of Illinois law school, he sank $1,000 of his own money, which was most of his money, into his campaign to unseat an incumbent Democratic congressman. Salvi studied for the bar exam during meals at campaign dinners.
Royals roll past Rays
June 14, 2013
Elliot Johnson had a three-run homer for his second hit of an eight-run sixth inning Thursday night, leading the surging Kansas City Royals to a 10-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
100 years ago: Ministers and newspapermen to meet on baseball diamond
June 14, 2013
“Mr. Bowersock will give bond that his decisions will be absolutely impartial, in fact, he is afraid to do otherwise.”
Horoscopes for June 14
June 14, 2013
For Friday, June 14: This year you manifest an extremely idealistic side of your personality. People are not used to seeing you as a dreamer. If you are single, let a relationship evolve for a year before you decide it is the real deal. If you are attached, the two of you could fight because you view things differently.