Archive for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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12:09 a.m.
Karin Kelley, of Karin Kelley Skin Care, 3211 Wakarusa Drive, applies a French green clay detoxification mask on a client. 11 things you’re doing to your skin that you shouldn’t be
April 15, 2014
Eleven things you’re doing to your skin that you shouldn’t be.
9:39 a.m.
Shutterstock image of money and school supplies. 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
11:43 a.m.
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Lilttle presented U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran with a national award for his support of science research at the Dole Institute of Politics on Monday April 14, 2014. 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
2:25 p.m.
Officials gathered Tuesday at a Statehouse news conference urging Gov. Sam Brownback veto a bill that would allow Kansas to take over federal health care programs in the state. From left to right are AARP's Kansas director Maren Turner, Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and Sean Gatewood, head of the Kansas Health Consumer Coalition.
Praeger, health care groups urge Brownback to veto bill allowing state to take over Medicare
April 15, 2014
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and senior citizen and health care groups on Tuesday urged Gov. Sam Brownback to veto a bill that they said could jeopardize health care to hundreds of thousands of Kansans under Medicare. By Scott Rothschild
4:35 p.m.
Shutterstock image Chipotle money at heart of KU student elections limbo
April 15, 2014
After a complaint against a student election coalition led to its disqualification, the coalition filed appeals through judicial boards at the university. Now the results of the student elections are being withheld until the election dispute is resolved. By Ben Unglesbee

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City upholds decision on West Lawrence roundabout despite new objections from neighbors
April 15, 2014
About five months after city commissioners used a set of studies to justify the approval of a new dual lane roundabout along a busy West Lawrence street, neighbors are presenting studies that suggest such roundabouts increase the likelihood of bicyclists being involved in accidents. By Chad Lawhorn
Political analyst predicts Republicans will reclaim U.S. Senate
April 15, 2014
A well-respected political analyst told a Lawrence audience Tuesday night that Republicans appear likely to take command of the U.S. Senate following this year’s midterm elections.
Wiggins honored with ‘Mr. Jayhawk’ award at postseason banquet
09:02 p.m., April 15, 2014 Updated 12:25 a.m.
Kansas University freshman guard Andrew Wiggins was named winner of the 2014 Danny Manning “Mr. Jayhawk” Award, for contributions on and off the court, at the conclusion of Tuesday night’s postseason awards banquet held before 660 fans at the Lawrence Holiday Inn. By Gary Bedore
In wake of shooting, Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation comes together for Passover Seder
April 15, 2014
About 60 congregation members attended the Lawrence Jewish Community Center’s Passover Seder Tuesday night, sharing dinner, conversation and history. The Passover holiday commemorates the Exodus, during which the Israelites escaped slavery in Egypt and followed Moses through the Red Sea. During the first two days of Passover, Jewish families and communities gather for the ritual dinner known as a Seder. The Seder at the Lawrence Community Center came just two days after the Overland Park shootings at Jewish community centers that left three people dead. Though the Lawrence center was armed with two police officers just in case, Riever said the provision was really for the peace of mind of attendees.
Water vision meeting scheduled at KU
April 15, 2014
A task force appointed by Gov. Sam Brownback to develop a 50-year vision for Kansas water resources will conduct a public meeting at Kansas University on April 24. Major topics will include depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer in western Kansas and the condition of federal reservoirs in eastern Kansas. By Peter Hancock
Motions hearing for 2012 manslaughter retrial postponed; victim’s father files suit
04:38 p.m., April 15, 2014 Updated 05:12 p.m.
Justin P. Gonzalez, 22, of Mission, will again stand trial next month for involuntary manslaughter in connection with the Feb. 25, 2012, death of Nicholas J. Sardina, a 27-year-old Lawrence man. Sardina’s father, Joseph Sardina, has also filed a separate wrongful death suit against both Gonzalez and the host of the party at which his son was struck in the head with a beer bottle. By Stephen Montemayor
Jenkins explains budget vote; tours local businesses
April 15, 2014
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins on Tuesday explained her vote in favor of a federal budget bill that she says would reign in the federal deficit, but which Democrats say would gut funding for domestic programs such as Medicare and student financial aid. By Peter Hancock
Free State High gradaute receives Fulbright Fellowship
April 15, 2014
A 2010 Free State High School graduate has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to teach English in Germany.
Lawrence Public Library sets date to open at new and expanded downtown facility
April 15, 2014
You can finally put a bookmark on your calendar: The new and expanded Lawrence Public Library will open July 26. By Chad Lawhorn
Distinguished professors endorse social media group’s proposal
April 15, 2014
More than 80 distinguished professors at Kansas University, Kansas State University and others in the state have signed a letter endorsing the proposal by a Kansas Board of Regents work group reviewing the regents’ controversial social media policy. By Ben Unglesbee
Praeger, health care groups urge Brownback to veto bill allowing state to take over Medicare
April 15, 2014
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and senior citizen and health care groups on Tuesday urged Gov. Sam Brownback to veto a bill that they said could jeopardize health care to hundreds of thousands of Kansans under Medicare. By Scott Rothschild
Suspect in Lawrence Subway armed robbery still unidentified
April 15, 2014
Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police spokesman, said the suspect remained unidentified as of late Tuesday morning. On Monday, Lawrence police described the suspect as a black male from 23 to 35 years old and wearing a “Carhartt-type jacket” and a black baseball cap with a red brim.
Supremacist appears in court on murder charges
10:51 a.m., April 15, 2014 Updated 02:07 p.m.
OVERLAND PARK — An avowed white supremacist has made his first appearance in court on charges he killed three people in a shooting spree at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.
Chipotle money at heart of KU student elections limbo
April 15, 2014
After a complaint against a student election coalition led to its disqualification, the coalition filed appeals through judicial boards at the university. Now the results of the student elections are being withheld until the election dispute is resolved. By Ben Unglesbee
Lawrence Journal-World honored as top newspaper by Kansas Press Association
April 15, 2014
The Lawrence Journal-World was honored as one of the top newspapers in the state Saturday at the Kansas Press Association’s 2014 Awards of Excellence ceremony in Manhattan.
Today in Lawrence: John Cale, Mates of State, ‘Wichita’
April 15, 2014
“Shakespeare the Recycler” at the Hall Center, “Wichita” at Liberty Hall, John Cale at the Lawrence Arts Center, and Mates of State at The Granada.
KU football coaches now turn to chemistry
April 15, 2014
It was not just new faces in helmets and shoulder pads who made their presence felt during the Kansas University football team’s recently completed spring session. By Matt Tait
Kansas’ Self relishes Tisdale Award
April 15, 2014
Kansas University’s Bill Self on Monday received the Wayman Tisdale Humanitarian Award at the Devon Energy College Basketball Awards in Oklahoma City. By Gary Bedore
11 things you’re doing to your skin that you shouldn’t be
April 15, 2014
Eleven things you’re doing to your skin that you shouldn’t be.
100 years ago: Professor to leave KU for higher salary in Oklahoma
April 15, 2014
“A threatened exodus of professors from the University of Kansas began today….”
Name the city’s new rec center
April 15, 2014
If you think naming a recreation center is so easy, now you have your chance to prove it.
Lawrence keeping eye on possible November election for police headquarters plan
April 15, 2014
It is possible the city may seek to have an election in November to ask for voter approval of a multimillion dollar police headquarters, a trio of commissioners said Monday. But first commissioners must pick a site for a new police headquarters building, and that process is gaining steam at City Hall. By Chad Lawhorn
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 14
April 15, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Monday, April 14.
Editorial: Worthy coach
It would be great to see former LHS football coach Bill Freeman among this years Kansas Sports Hall of Fame inductees.
April 15, 2014
Allow us to do a little lobbying for a former Lawrence High School football coach who is more than qualified for admission into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.
Your turn: Board of Regents can learn from social media work group
April 15, 2014
In the months since the Kansas Board of Regents passed their widely derided social media policy, many have wondered why they would create a policy so at odds with higher education. One answer is that the regents are political appointees, all but one of whom lack professional expertise in higher education. (Four of the nine are lawyers.)
Opinion: Sebelius looks like Obama scapegoat
April 15, 2014
Dictionary.com offers two definitions for scapegoat: “1. A person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place; 2. Chiefly biblical. A goat let loose in the wilderness on Yom Kippur after the high priest symbolically laid the sins of the people on its head. Lev. 16:8,10,26.”
Lawrence’s Earth Day celebration set for Saturday
April 15, 2014
Crowds stroll down Massachusetts Street in celebration every year, some people playing instruments made from recyclables, others dressed in tie dye or sporting costumes as vegetables or animals. It’s almost time again for one of Lawrence’s big events, the annual Earth Day Parade & Celebration.
Regents committee will look at proposed revisions to controversial social media policy
April 15, 2014
Members of the Kansas Board of Regents this week will have their first discussion on proposed changes to their controversial social media policy. By Scott Rothschild
Lawrence experts: Your skin ‘tells the tale’ of your overall health
April 15, 2014
Skin care experts in Lawrence say the way you treat your body will show in your outward appearance, so they advise eating a diet heavy in fruits and vegetables, drinking lots of water and not consuming a lot of alcohol or caffeine. By Giles Bruce
25 years ago: Bank robbery suspect appears in court
April 15, 2014
He was suspected of having robbed the Lawrence National Bank branch at 2701 Iowa.
40 years ago: Dedication planned for Wescoe Hall
April 15, 2014
The ceremonies were to honor W. Clarke Wescoe, who had served as KU chancellor from 1960 to 1969.