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City approves Menards store next to Home Depot at 31st and Iowa streets
June 18, 2013
The stage is set for a home improvement center battle in Lawrence. A Menards home improvement center won land use approvals for a nearly 190,000-square-foot store and outdoor lumber yard just east of the Home Depot at 31st and Iowa streets. By Chad Lawhorn
Former KU student sentenced to 30 days in jail, barred from social media, for attacking female student
June 18, 2013
A 21-year-old former Kansas University student was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in jail and barred from using social media for a period of 18 months after being found guilty of attacking a local female college student in January. By Ian Cummings
Police investigate string of almost 20 auto burglaries in west Lawrence
June 18, 2013
Lawrence police investigated a string of at least 18 auto burglaries in west Lawrence early Tuesday morning, and asked the public to call police with any information about the crime. By Ian Cummings
Lawrence man arrested in alleged beating, robbery
June 18, 2013
A 27-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Monday afternoon in connection with the alleged beating and robbery of a female victim the day before. By Ian Cummings
Historic Lecompton Territorial Days scheduled for this weekend
June 18, 2013
Have a blast while learning Kansas history at Historic Lecompton Territorial Days this weekend.
Flash flood warning issued for Douglas, Franklin counties
04:00 p.m., June 18, 2013 Updated 08:16 p.m.
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for southwestern Douglas County and surrounding areas, until 4:30 p.m.
KU dean blasts negative national report on teacher preparation programs
June 18, 2013
The National Council on Teacher Quality gives Kansas low marks for the quality of its teacher preparation programs. But Rick Ginsberg, dean of the Kansas University School of Education, says the report is “marred by problems with the research and methodology.” By Peter Hancock
Residents irate over quarry blasting
June 18, 2013
Residents near the Hamm-Buchheim Quarry north of Lake Clinton say living conditions have become unpleasant since the quarry resumed operations last fall. They want Douglas County commissioners to put stricter limits on the quarry’s conditional use permit. By Peter Hancock
Senate Democratic leader asks attorney general whether Supreme Court’s voter decision affects Kansas
June 18, 2013
A legislative leader on Tuesday asked Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt to issue a legal opinion on whether the state’s proof of citizenship requirement to register to vote is valid now that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a similar law in another state. By Scott Rothschild
Regents to consider bonds for new engineering building
June 18, 2013
The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday will consider approving $80 million in bonds for expansion of the Kansas University School of Engineering. By Scott Rothschild
Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center to host “Beach Bash”
June 18, 2013
Lawrence Parks and Recreation is bringing the tropics to Kansas at “Beach Bash,” its summer kickoff party Thursday at the Outdoor Aquatic Center from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Editor to receive 2014 William Allen White Foundation honor at KU
June 18, 2013
Paul Steiger, an editor who has worked for the Wall Street Journal and the nonprofit news group ProPublica, will be the recipient of the 2014 William Allen White Foundation National Citation at Kansas University in February.
Lawrence man sentenced to 52 months in prison for February bank robbery
June 18, 2013
A 55-year-old Lawrence man has been sentenced to 52 months in prison after being convicted of a Feb. 20 robbery at the Midwest Credit Union, 1015 W. Sixth St. By Ian Cummings
Blackmail charges dropped against Baldwin City woman
June 18, 2013
Douglas County prosecutors have dropped a blackmail charge filed last year against a 31-year-old Baldwin City woman accused of trying to blackmail a convicted Lawrence sex offender. By Ian Cummings
Kansas Board of Regents to vote on proposed tuition, fee increases
June 18, 2013
Students attending Kansas University, and other state public universities, will find out how much they will have to pay after the Kansas Board of Regents votes Wednesday on tuition and fee proposals. By Scott Rothschild
Terrific threes: A look at KU’s top small forwards in the Self era
June 18, 2013
In the third installment of our summer series, the Journal-World and KUSports.com staffs look at the top small forwards in the Bill Self era.
Royals rally back to .500 with win in Cleveland
June 18, 2013
One win at a time, the Royals are scrapping their way toward the top in the AL Central. Pinch-runner Elliot Johnson scored from third base on a wild pitch by reliever Matt Albers in the ninth inning as Kansas City rallied for a 2-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
Freshman Frankamp brings hot shot to KU
June 18, 2013
Kansas University freshman guard Conner Frankamp showcased his deadly three-point shot in a camp game last week and says he’s adjusting well to life as a Jayhawk. By Gary Bedore
Free State football star Wyatt tears ACL
June 18, 2013
Free State football senior Fred Wyatt, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound Northwestern University football commit, found out late last week he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. By Benton Smith
New TV deal expands KU athletics coverage, access
June 18, 2013
Kansas Athletics and IMG College, along with Time Warner Cable and Kansas City’s Metro Sports, have teamed up on an endeavor that will bring Kansas University sports fans unprecedented access to KU athletics during the coming year and well into the future. By Matt Tait
Horoscopes for June 18
June 18, 2013
For Tuesday, June 18 This year you will be able to understand others even better as you perfect the art of detachment. Misunderstandings will be less frequent as a result. If you are single, there is no shortage of admirers. If you are attached, the two of you have much energy between you.
25 years ago: Expansion of rent law to include apartments
June 18, 2013
Nonpayment of rent was only a crime if there was intent to defraud the landlord, according to a recent decision.
40 years ago: Spring storm wreaks havoc throughout Lawrence
June 18, 2013
The wind gauge at the Lawrence Airport registered 100 mph winds before snapping off and flying through a window.
100 years ago: Good time had by all at 75-and-over picnic
June 18, 2013
“The roller coaster was free but the guests did not much care for that.”
Editorial: Arts decline
There’s no good news in next year’s state budget for advocates of the arts in Kansas.
June 18, 2013
Struggling arts agencies across the state will find little hope for relief in the budget signed Saturday by Gov. Sam Brownback. That budget cuts annual funding for the new Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission to just $200,000 for the next two years. That is less than a third of the commission’s previous $700,000 annual budget.
Men also at risk for breast-cancer gene mutation
June 18, 2013
Actress Angelina Jolie’s May announcement that she had a double mastectomy to reduce her risk for cancer has raised a lot awareness about the testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in women. But what may have overlooked in the recent discussion is that men can also have the mutation. By Giles Bruce
Opinion: Latin America courts U.S. startups
June 18, 2013 in print edition on A11
The exodus of young Latin American entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley and other U.S. technology centers may soon become a two-way street — growing numbers of U.S. techies are heading south to benefit from generous aid packages for high-tech startups.
Opinion: Weak action on Syria undercuts U.S.
June 18, 2013 in print edition on A11
The Obama administration’s policy on Syria is a strategic disaster that undercuts its entire foreign policy from the Middle East to Asia. If you think I’m exaggerating, read on.