Archive for Monday, March 25, 2013

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KU-Missouri St. baseball called
March 25, 2013
Monday’s baseball game between Kansas University and Missouri State, originally scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in Springfield, Mo., has been canceled because of winter weather.
Another shocker! 12th-seeded KU women upset South Carolina, 75-69, to return to Sweet 16
10:41 p.m., March 25, 2013 Updated 12:33 a.m.
Kansas senior Monica Engelman scored a career-high 27 points, leading the Kansas women’s basketball team to a 75-69 victory over fourth-seeded South Carolina and helping the Jayhawks to their second straight appearance in the Sweet 16.
City commission candidates weigh in on strengths, weaknesses of City Hall
March 25, 2013
More transparency and better long-range planning are among the items Lawrence City Hall needs to improve upon, according to City Commission candidates participating in a Monday night forum. By Chad Lawhorn
Senate advances bill giving private health clubs property tax break
March 25, 2013
The Kansas Senate on Monday advanced a measure that would exempt private health clubs from local property taxes. By Scott Rothschild
Commission to host open house, set bid date for $25M recreation center; city commission candidates split on whether they would alter project
March 25, 2013
Commissioners are being asked to approve a May 7 bid opening for a 181,000-square-foot recreation center, slated for an area near the northeast corner of Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway. The city also will host an open house from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.
Lawrence woman in critical, but stable, condition after Saturday accident
March 25, 2013
A 24-year-old Lawrence woman remained in critical, but stable, condition Monday at Overland Park Regional Medical Center after a single-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon on Kansas Highway 10.
Senate considers bill that would have fewer convicts going to prison, and for shorter time
March 25, 2013
Citing an overpopulation crisis, lawmakers pass a bill to lock up fewer convicts, and for shorter periods of time.
KU to host forum on adding fluoride to drinking water
March 25, 2013
Kansas University’s chemistry department will host a forum this week on the pros and cons of adding fluoride to the city’s drinking water.
Hearing scheduled on bill prohibiting abortion if fetal heartbeat detectable
March 25, 2013
A House committee has scheduled a public hearing for a bill that would prohibit an abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detectable. By Scott Rothschild
Monday, Tuesday high school sports events called off
01:00 p.m., March 25, 2013 Updated 01:11 p.m.
The weekend snow is still impacting early-week spring sports events in town.
KU picks Med Center administrator to lead Edwards Campus
March 25, 2013
Kansas University has a new leader for its Edwards Campus in Overland Park: David Cook, a faculty member and administrator at the KU Medical Center. By Matt Erickson
Process for replacing Franklin County Sheriff under way
March 25, 2013
After embattled Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Curry — facing criminal charges of interfering with police — announced last week that he would resign, the Franklin County Republican Party has been setting plans for selecting Curry’s replacement. By Shaun Hittle
Okla. woman committed to mental health facility in desecration case involving former Lawrence woman
March 25, 2013
The prosecution of an Oklahoma woman, charged with desecrating the body of a former Lawrence woman, has been suspended after an Oklahoma judge committed the woman to a psychiatric facility. Shelly D. Maytubby was charged with desecration of a human corpse after police found her mother’s body wrapped in a sheet in Maytubby’s garage in Eufaula, Okla., in November.By Shaun Hittle
Nest & eggs: Natural, homemade Easter crafts
March 25, 2013
As a grown-up, Easter still feels like the real start of spring, but it seems like throwing eggs might be undignified. So instead, I set my hands to something a bit more adult — a lifelike nest and some naturally dyed eggs to use as an Easter centerpiece.
Picking a preschool: How to find the right fit
March 25, 2013
Deciding which preschool approach, curriculum and environment are right for each child can be challenging when presented with so many different options.
The Fashion Column: Try Pantone’s color of the year
March 25, 2013
There are two ways you can dress yourself in emerald this year. You can either have an all-or-nothing attitude with a statement piece, or you can ease your way in with separates or accessories.
Double Take: Documentary exposes today’s teen issues
March 25, 2013
Talking to teenagers every day, I realize I have a lot higher threshold for awkward than most adults my age — higher even than Katie’s, as we see below. So I debated this week before recommending parents watch the new documentary “Sexy Baby.”
Offbeat Occupations: Scuba instructor makes 300 dives per year, despite living in landlocked Lawrence
March 25, 2013
Oil and water have managed to mix in Dave Bach, a world-traveling diver/mechanic living 750 miles from the nearest ocean. His landlocked position hasn’t prevented him from diving the Galapagos, Cambodia, Indonesia and Mexico, or stopped him from opening up The Scuba Shack six years ago, out of the back of his auto repair business, Das Autohaus, 1045 New Jersey St.
Bill seeks to set police guidelines for eyewitness identifications
March 25, 2013
A bill proposed in the Kansas Senate last month seeks to cut down on eyewitness misidentifications in criminal cases. Senate Bill 190, proposed by Sen. David Haley, D-Kansas City, Kan., would set guidelines — such as how many photos to use and how to display them to witnesses — for police when conducting photo and live lineups. By Shaun Hittle
How former Jayhawks fared in March 24 NBA games
March 25, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Sunday’s NBA games.
KU researchers say new autism estimates shouldn’t set off alarms
March 25, 2013
It’s an eye-catching statistic: One in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has autism, according to new federal estimates released this week. But autism researchers at Kansas University say the number shouldn’t cause alarm. By Matt Erickson
25 years ago: Opening of KU classical art collection delayed
March 25, 2013
Complications had again delayed the grand opening of the Wilcox Collection at Kansas University.
40 years ago: Extensive remodeling in store for LMH
March 25, 2013
The Board of Trustees of Lawrence Memorial Hospital this week approved $81,000 for building renovations.
100 years ago: Mail carriers find Easter eggs on routes
March 25, 2013
“In the boxes of nearly all of his patrons he found eggs that had been left for him.”
Bankruptcies for March 25
March 25, 2013
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Marriages for March 25
March 25, 2013
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County.
Your turn: Baseball far from dead
March 25, 2013
During my tenure as president of Major League Baseball’s American League (1994-2000), I encountered critics who espoused the belief that baseball was doomed, near death, actually. “Those people have gone away,” Commissioner Bud Selig told me in a recent conversation about the state of the game.
Editorial: Budget blunders
March 25, 2013
As the state budget winds its way through the Kansas Legislature, legislators are proposing cuts that defy both logic and any sense of fair play.
Letter: Personal interest
March 25, 2013
Kudos to Robert Evans Sr. for giving voice to an important message (“Party plaint,” Public Forum, March 20).
Capitol Report: Fire districts, third-grade retention and immigration
March 25, 2013
Fire districts, reading retention and immigration
Fix-It Chick: Install a backup sump pump
March 25, 2013
Any home that is dependent on a sump pump to stay dry should have a good backup plan. Installing a battery powered backup sump pump is a great solution.
Divorces for March 25
March 25, 2013
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court.
Opinion: McCain steps back from partisan cliff
March 25, 2013 in print edition on A8
Sen. John McCain’s “Straight Talk Express” has been in the repair shop for a while, but it sure was rolling last week during an interview. The main theme was that Republicans should end their self-isolation and “start working for the American people.”
Horoscopes for March 25
March 25, 2013
For Monday, March 25: This year you greet change in a positive manner. Your daily life takes on a more upbeat tone. If you are single, you will have to decide whether you want to stay that way, as many people find you intriguing. If you are attached, take up a new hobby or project together.