Archive for Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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12:00 a.m.
Peter Park, 42, of Olathe, was indicted last year as one of the principal organizers of a drug conspiracy that connected Lawrence with rich marijuana fields in Northern California. Day 4: From the Emerald Triangle to the Sunflower State
May 29, 2013
The road from Northern California’s lush, green cannabis fields to Lawrence did not run in a straight line. Between 2005 and 2012, a small group of local drug distributors managed a convoluted interstate drug pipeline worth millions, until they were arrested in a sprawling federal wiretap case last year. Now, 43 people could go to prison, and millions of dollars in property have been seized, but the long-term effect on illegal drugs in Lawrence is unclear. By Ian Cummings and Shaun Hittle
12:48 p.m.
This is a view from the front balcony of the Senate chambers at the Topeka Capitol building. Several images were merged in Photoshop to created the panorama. Freshmen Republicans in the House don’t like options provided so far from their leaders
May 29, 2013
A bumper crop of freshmen House Republicans are getting antsy about being told to increase taxes to provide revenue because of last year’s deep tax cuts that were approved before they ran for office. By Scott Rothschild
5:33 p.m.
Wojciech Lesnikowski, a distinguished professor of architecture at Kansas University, displays his Laurel award from the city of Krakow, Poland, for a crowd of press photographers at an event there May 7. To his left is Krakow's mayor, Jacek Majchrowski. For KU architecture professor, prestigious Polish award is more than a solo honor
12:00 a.m., June 3, 2013 Updated 5:50 p.m.
Wojciech Lesnikowski’s father, a lawyer and politican in pre-World War II Poland, never got much recognition in the country he served. But now his only son, a distinguished professor of architecture at Kansas University, has. Lesnikowski earlier this month became the eighth person to receive a Laurel award from the city of Krakow, where he studied as a young man. By Matt Erickson
5:57 p.m.
A drawing of Lawrence after Quantrill's Raid. The Eldridge Hotel is the large building on the right side. From Twitter events to burning art, ideas starting to flow on events for Quantrill’s raid commemoration
May 29, 2013
From a barrage of Civil War-era tweets to burning art, Lawrence residents are working to put their own twist on events to commemorate the 150th anniversary of William Quantrill’s raid of the city. By Chad Lawhorn

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Letter: Grad event
May 29, 2013
On May 22, another successful Project Graduation event was held.