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Proposed recycling service leaves future of private curbside recycling companies uncertain
March 22, 2013
The city’s proposed curbside recycling program is creating a murky future for the seven private companies that offer curbside recycling services currently. By Chad Lawhorn
City set to give final approval to new citywide, curbside recycling program
March 22, 2013
Lawrence city commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting are set to formally approve a new citywide, curbside recycling program that would begin in late 2014 and add about $3 per month to every residential trash bill in the city. By Chad Lawhorn
Former Haskell student receives three years of probation for sexual assault
March 22, 2013
A 19-year-old former Haskell Indian Nations University student has been sentenced to three years of probation for the assault of a female Haskell student in November.
House Speaker Merrick OK with 4 percent cut to higher education
March 22, 2013
Republican House leaders on Friday said higher education could handle a 4 percent cut and dismissed any opinion to the contrary. By Scott Rothschild
Storm expected to dump 5 to 7 inches of snow over the weekend
05:26 p.m., March 22, 2013 Updated 11:03 p.m.
It looks like Lawrence is in for a late-season weekend snowstorm. The National Weather service is predicting 5 to 7 inches of snow will fall in the Lawrence area, beginning late Saturday and continuing through Sunday morning. By Adam Strunk
Jefferson County man sentenced to 3 years on probation in child pornography case
03:42 p.m., March 22, 2013 Updated 03:42 p.m.
A 66-year-old Nortonville man was placed on three year’s intensive supervised probation Friday in Jefferson County District Court after pleading guilty in December to one count of child pornography. By Shaun Hittle
Byers hopes to continue work on equity
March 22, 2013
Bob Byers is seeking a second term on the Lawrence school board. He says closing achievement gaps and improving older facilities would be his top priorities. By Peter Hancock
Legislature sends proposals to repeal corporate farm limits to further study
March 22, 2013
Attempts by Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration to repeal limits on corporate farming were dealt a setback on Friday as two legislative committees decided that separate bills on the issue need further study. By Scott Rothschild
Public to ask school bond questions at town hall meeting
March 22, 2013
Tuesday’s town hall meeting on the upcoming school bond election will focus on questions from the public.
McLouth man guilty in January meth bust
March 22, 2013
A 26-year-old McLouth man has been found guilty of possession of methamphetamine in connection with a Jan. 11 drug seizure at a house in the 600 block of East Lake Street in McLouth.
Lawrence man sentenced to 3 years probation in home invasion
March 22, 2013
A 19-year-old Lawrence man has been sentenced to three years of probation for his part in a Jan. 17 home invasion at an apartment in the 1700 block of West 24th Street.
Weather delays road work on East 23rd Street
March 22, 2013
Cold temperatures and the likelihood of snow this weekend means road work that was scheduled to begin Monday on East 23rd Street will be delayed.
Notebook: Kevin Young a cubist; Roy Williams gets warm welcome
March 22, 2013
Kansas University senior forward Kevin Young fiddled with a Rubik’s Cube in a corner of the Jayhawks’ locker room on Thursday in Sprint Center.
Opinion: Perry Ellis picks perfect time to turn up aggressiveness
March 22, 2013
Often during the first few months of the season, Perry Ellis looked like just another freshman struggling to find his way. He dunked the ball twice in his first 34 games, four times in the past two, during which he made 15 of 18 field-goal attempts and averaged 17.5 points and six rebounds. By Tom Keegan
Ex-wideout lends ’Toppers a hand
March 22, 2013
He played in 12 games this season, even made one start, and was a critical part of the Western Kentucky rotation during a stretch in which injuries decimated the roster. But you won’t find Marcus Vasquez in the Hilltoppers media guide. By Matt Tait
In sharp focus: Veterans keep Jayhawks on task
March 22, 2013
Kansas University’s basketball team, which won the NCAA title in 2008 and finished runner-up in 2012, is known for its tournament excellence — as in a 23-8 record in the 10-year Bill Self era — and also some early stinkers. By Gary Bedore
Income tax cuts approved in House
March 22, 2013
The Kansas House approved a bill Thursday overhauling the state’s tax system, setting up talks with the Senate over cutting personal income tax rates and canceling a sales tax decrease to stabilize the budget.
House panel ends push for 401(k)-style plan
March 22, 2013
A proposal for issuing $1.5 billion in bonds to boost the long-term health of Kansas’ public pension system advanced Thursday in the state Legislature, but Republican lawmakers who want to put new government employees into a 401(k)-style plan abandoned an effort to pass such a bill this year.
Gilbert, Brown lead KU golfers
March 22, 2013
Chris Gilbert led the Kansas University golf team’s scoring lineup with a 1-under 70, and Bryce Brown turned in a career-best 2-under 69 as an individual as the Jayhawks opened play at the Desert Shootout at Palm Valley Golf Course Thursday.
KU tennis tops Georgia Southern
March 22, 2013
Kansas University’s women’s tennis blanked Georgia Southern, 4-0, Thursday. The shutout victory improved KU’s dual match record to 7-3.
KU baseball blasts BYU
March 22, 2013
Sophomore Justin Protacio recorded a career-high four hits, and freshman Jacob Boylan went 2-for-5 with three RBIs as Kansas University’s baseball team used a seven-run second inning to defeat BYU, 15-4, on Thursday night.
25 years ago: Lawrence moves from winter straight into summer temps
March 22, 2013
Daytime highs were suddenly 25 to 30 degrees above normal.
40 years ago: No-fault car insurance recommended to Kansas Senate
March 22, 2013
Every vehicle owner in the state would be required to carry a no-fault insurance coverage plan.
100 years ago: Five-minute windstorm passes over Lawrence
March 22, 2013
“The damage done by this high wind was only slight in Lawrence, several trees being torn up and a few small buildings and porches injured.”
Letter: Recycling choice
March 22, 2013
We are unhappy with the apparent City Commission decision over the issue of curbside recycling service. We have been out of town for most of February and March and therefore are just catching up to City Commission decisions. We have been customers of Deffenbaugh since they first started their services to Lawrence residents. Deffenbaugh is a leader in how to efficiently and economically deal with recycling. They charge a better rate than the one projected for the alternative. Every other week will not be sufficient for anyone who seriously wants to recycle as much as possible. As a household of only two, we nearly fill our Deffenbaugh recycle container weekly. We only fill about half our city trash container and we have the smallest one. Deffenbaugh appears to be the best solution, but the current city commissioners seem to favor an unknown, higher-priced and less-experienced provider.
Letter: Due process?
March 22, 2013
On March 13, Mike Hoeflich in his Journal-World column advocated a debate on America’s “drone” policy, based on the killing of an al-Qaida operative Anwar al-Awlaki, (an American citizen) in Yemen by an unmanned drone in 2011. Hoeflich found this “troubling” and advocated “due process” should have been provided to Mr. al-Awlaki based on his American citizenship.
Letter: Clear choice
March 22, 2013
What was once talked about quietly among friends has now come out for all to see. With the actions of the new political action committee, Lawrence United, a line has been drawn. Here are people who stand to profit from unlimited growth and easier access to decision-making, looking to elect three city commissioners who share their view. The three others running want sustainable and sensible growth that maintains our quality of life, and value all Lawrence voters. Lawrence United has made the choice on April 2 quite clear. Voters should say no to powerful forces trying to shape Lawrence for their own purposes.
Editorial: MU who?
March 22, 2013
Last week’s Big 12 Conference post-season basketball tournament in Kansas City was a smashing success in most every category, particularly for the Kansas Jayhawks, who dribbled away with a 70-54 win over Kansas State and the tournament championship. KU is now 9-1 in the Big 12 tournament finals.
Chiefs’ Albert signs tender
March 22, 2013
Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert has signed his franchise tender.
Auction delivers art to the people, funding to the Arts Center
March 22, 2013
You can own original art. Yes, you. The Lawrence Arts Center’s annual Benefit Art Auction is its most important single fundraiser of the year, but organizers also see it as a way to introduce artists to new eyes and community members to a way of life that includes owning art. By Sara Shepherd
Horoscopes for March 22
March 22, 2013
For Friday, March 22: This year you will kick back and enjoy yourself more. Lately, you have been too focused on your many different responsibilities. If you are single, romance builds, which adds to your overall happiness. If you are attached, you will make a point to focus on each other much more.
How former Jayhawks fared in March 21 NBA games
March 22, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday’s NBA games.