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Column: Downtown Shot Put should be quite a show
April 14, 2014
The Downtown Shot Put, an event that has greatly overshadowed the rest of the Kansas Relays the past few springs, will do so more than ever again Friday evening. By Tom Keegan
2014 J-W All-Area Girls Basketball Team
April 14, 2014
A look at the 2014 Lawrence Journal-World All-Area Girls Basketball Team By Bobby Nightengale
Police searching for Subway armed robbery suspect
April 14, 2014
Lawrence police are searching for a suspect related to an armed robbery of a Subway along the 1600 block of W. 23rd St. Monday morning.
Lawrence would lose $1.7 million from school finance changes
April 14, 2014
The Lawrence school district would lose an estimated $1.7 million in spending authority if changes in the school finance law approved by the Kansas Legislature become law. But part of that could be recovered by raising local property taxes. Gov. Sam Brownback has not yet said whether he will sign those changes into law. By Peter Hancock
KU confirms case of tuberculosis; student doing well, expected to fully recover
April 14, 2014
A Kansas University student has been diagnosed with tuberculosis, according to an email notification from the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs.
Jewish congregations in Lawrence increase security for Passover services
April 14, 2014
After news broke about the shooting spree that killed three people at a Jewish community center and retirement complex in Overland Park, leaders of Jewish congregations 35 miles away in Lawrence began taking measures to heighten security at upcoming Passover events. By Nikki Wentling
Buffalo Bob’s Smokehouse to close after 37 years in business
April 14, 2014
Come to find out, even tater curls piled high to the sky have a limit: 37 years. Buffalo Bob’s Smokehouse —which has operated for nearly four decades in downtown Lawrence — will close on April 29. By Chad Lawhorn
Moran receives award for support of research
April 14, 2014
On Monday at the Dole Institute of Politics, U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran received an award for his support of scientific research. Presenting the award was Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, who worked closely with Moran when KU was trying to win a National Cancer Institute designation for its cancer research center. By Ben Unglesbee
Lawrence High School students receive film festival awards
April 14, 2014
Four Lawrence High School students recently received awards for their short films presented in the student-run Lawrence High School Focus Film Festival.
Lawrence students qualify for speech nationals
April 14, 2014
Lawrence and Free State high schools qualified two more students each to the national speech and debate tournament, which will take place this summer in Overland Park. That brings to eight the total number of local students going to nationals this year. By Peter Hancock
Volunteers needed to help build new Lawrence playground
April 14, 2014
The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department has an opportunity for the public to assist with assembling a new playground at Edgewood Park, located at the intersection of Maple Lane and Miller Drive.
Police pursuit in west Lawrence ends in crash, arrest
April 14, 2014
A 34-year-old Lawrence man fled police early Monday morning after being pulled over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The short chase ended with the man crashing his car into parked vehicles in the driveway of a Lawrence home, according to police.
Annual variety show Foundation Follies set for Friday
April 14, 2014
Teachers and administrators with Lawrence Public Schools will sing, dance and entertain crowds Friday at the annual variety show fundraiser, the Foundation Follies.
Math, reading tests results may not go public
April 14, 2014
Kansas education officials are considering not releasing the results of annual state math and reading tests after computer problems and cyberattacks have plagued the administration of this year’s exams.
Authorities say hate motivated Kansas shooting
10:08 a.m., April 14, 2014 Updated 12:15 p.m.
Authorities say there is enough evidence to warrant a hate-crimes prosecution in the shooting spree that killed three people at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City.
Obama honors Kansas shooting victims at prayer breakfast
April 14, 2014
President Barack Obama on Monday honored those killed in a weekend attack at two Jewish facilities in Kansas, saying no one should have to worry about their security while gathering with their fellow believers.
1 dead, 1 injured in shooting near I-70 in Kansas City
April 14, 2014
One person is dead and another hospitalized after a shooting on Interstate 70 near Kansas City.
Kansas budget could force court furloughs
08:43 a.m., April 14, 2014 Updated 10:55 a.m.
State court officials are unsure whether a Kansas budget approved this year by the Legislature will allow them to avoid furloughs for employees, while still providing additional funding for operations and a new document system. The Associated Press
White supremacist identified as suspect in fatal shootings at Jewish center, retirement complex
08:06 a.m., April 14, 2014 Updated 10:58 a.m.
The man accused of killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City is a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the subject of a nationwide manhunt.
Today in Lawrence: Jerry Moran, preschool arts and … snow?
April 14, 2014
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Kansas track gets 9 wins
April 14, 2014
Kansas University claimed victories in nine events Friday and Saturday at the Sun Angel Track & Field Classic.
Jayhawks claim rowing victory
April 14, 2014
Kansas University’s rowing team concluded the regular season with a victory and three second-place finishes Sunday at the Lake Natoma Invite.
TCU tennis upends Kansas
April 14, 2014
Kansas University’s tennis team won the doubles point, but TCU won five of six singles matches to beat the Jayhawks, 5-2, running Kansas’ losing streak to six straight matches.
KU men’s golf fourth in Iowa
April 14, 2014
Three Kansas University men’s golfers tied for seventh, and the Jayhawks placed fourth in the team standings after the final round of the Hawkeye Invitational on Sunday at Finkbine Golf Course.
N.H. prep guard Graham plans Kansas visit
April 14, 2014
Devonte Graham, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound senior point guard from Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, will make an official recruiting visit to Kansas University on Friday, Brewster coach Jason Smith reported Sunday on Twitter. By Gary Bedore
Ex-LHS coach Freeman on Kansas Hall of Fame ballot
April 14, 2014
Legendary Lawrence High coach Bill Freeman — who led the Lions to five state football championships and also directed LHS to two state track crowns — is on the 25-person ballot for the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2014. By Gary Bedore
Cozart: Offense shows progress
April 14, 2014
Even if he was disappointed in the way things played out during the first half of Saturday’s spring football game, Kansas University quarterback Montell Cozart was not surprised by the first-team offense’s slow start during the blue team’s 20-10 victory over the second-string white squad at Memorial Stadium. By Matt Tait
Column: Kansas corners stand up, out
April 14, 2014
The days of Kansas University cornerbacks, short to begin with, shrinking in the rear-view mirrors of tall Big 12 receivers are gone. By Tom Keegan
Gary Woodland settles for 26th-place tie at Masters
April 14, 2014
Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland’s roller-coaster trip to the Masters ended with a 4-over-par 76 on Sunday.
2014 J-W All-Area Wrestling Team
April 14, 2014
A look at the 2014 Journal-World All-Area Wrestling Team By Bobby Nightengale
Lawrence area gets three quarters of an inch of rain
April 14, 2014
According to the National Weather Service in Topeka, about three quarters of an inch of rain fell on the Lawrence area Sunday.
Volunteers needed for Baldwin theater, Lawrence Earth Day
April 14, 2014
Baldwin City Community Theatre is a nonprofit organization committed to creating and supporting activities through the performing arts that foster community fellowship.
Ottawa University to offer engineering major mixed with liberal arts
April 14, 2014
This fall, Ottawa University will offer a Bachelor of Science in Engineering for the first time at the liberal arts school. Aside from learning the technical fundamentals in the field of engineering, students will also study topics like writing and public speaking.
Divorces for April 14
April 14, 2014
Divorces granted in Douglas County.
Marriages for April 14
April 14, 2014
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County.
25 years ago: Local utility takes inventory of hazardous pipes
April 14, 2014
The plan would call for replacing all the uncoated lines in Lawrence over a period of years.
Letter: No notoriety
April 14, 2014
You know, when random people, teenagers or otherwise, commit these random acts of violence against innocent people like the one committed Tuesday in Murrysville, Pa., it seems that they are trying to make their name known. They are trying to gain the worst kind of attention.
Letter: Perfect storm
April 14, 2014
The Journal-World seems to be working overtime to defend and celebrate the political activities of the Koch brothers. You have been scolding the peasants for not appreciating the brothers’ holy mission to remake American in their own image.
Editorial: Incentives policy
The idea needs some refinement, but the city is right to consider adding some new protections to its tax incentive policy.
April 14, 2014
The timing was off for the project at Ninth and New Hampshire, but Lawrence city commissioners are right to pursue the addition of certain conditions to the city’s tax incentive packages.
Opinion: Chinese markets show signs of trouble
April 14, 2014
China’s financial markets seem to be signaling trouble, as a government crackdown on corruption and loose credit begins to bite and jittery local investors scramble for safety.
Spring planting season off to a slow start in Douglas County
April 14, 2014
While the weather has been warming up lately, it hasn’t been quite warm enough for most local farmers to start planting spring crops. A handful of Lawrence-area producers have begun to plant corn, while many others are preparing to begin as soon as soil temperatures rise. By Giles Bruce
Bankruptcies for April 14
April 14, 2014
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Brownback signs law giving employers flexibility on employee hours
April 14, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback has signed into law a measure that continues a program that allows employers to reduce employees’ work hours to avoid layoffs, and then those employees could receive partial unemployment benefits. By Scott Rothschild
Business briefcase April 14
April 14, 2014
Robert Goldstein, a Kansas University distinguished geology professor, won the annual geoscience education award from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
United Way: Volunteering provides opportunity to develop professional skills
April 14, 2014
Imagine hundreds of bandana-clad, mosquito-bite-covered Girl Scouts ensconced in nature at Hidden Valley Camp in the midst of the summer heat. Suddenly, there is a plumbing emergency. There’s water everywhere, except where you want it to be. It’s happened. And Kenny Johnson with Johnson Plumbing has volunteered his services, over and again, to come to the rescue.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 13
April 14, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Sunday, April 13.
40 years ago: Speeders run afoul of new 55 mph limit
April 14, 2014
Court clerks had received and logged 76 speeding tickets from April 1 to 8 this year.
100 years ago: Two Haskell students escape school, ride bicycles to Kansas City
April 14, 2014
“[They] were tired of the life at Haskell and desired to return to their homes at Tulsa.”
Former KU football player Chris Banks dies
April 14, 2014
Former Kansas University football player Chris Banks died Wednesday at the age of 41, the Baltimore Sun has reported.