Archive for Monday, February 3, 2014

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12:00 a.m.
Retired astronaut Steve Hawley flew into space to help launch the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990 and to repair it in 1997. Today, Hawley is working with Hubble again, this time to investigate an abnormal planetary nebula he first studied as a young astronomer in the 1970s. KU professor who launched Hubble Telescope uses it again for research
February 3, 2014
During his 30-year career with NASA, retired astronaut Steve Hawley flew into space to help launch the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990 and to repair it in 1997. Today, Hawley is working with Hubble again, this time to investigate an abnormal planetary nebula he first studied as a young astronomer in the 1970s. By Joanna Hlavacek
10:00 a.m.
Marcus Ledesma, seafood manager for Hy-Vee at 4000 W. Sixth St., prepares catfish and tilapia for sale. The sign displayed next to him describes Hy-Vee's recently announced effort to increase the amount of sustainable seafood it offers and make it easier for shoppers to see which products meet that criteria. Lawrence grocers move toward more sustainable seafood offerings
February 3, 2014
Starting today, Lawrence Hy-Vee customers will start seeing sustainable seafood offerings with signage marking them as a “responsible choice.” The move is one of the latest by grocery stores to increase the amount of so-called “sustainable” seafood they offer, and to make it easier for shoppers to see which products meet that criteria. By Sara Shepherd
10:41 a.m.
Sarah Brooke Gonzales McLinn News conference regarding 19-year-old murder suspect scheduled for 2:15 p.m.
February 3, 2014
District Attorney Charles Branson will hold a news conference today to explain the charges against Sarah B. Gonzales McLinn, a 19-year-old woman charged with first-degree murder in the death of Lawrence businessman Harold M. Sasko.
12:41 p.m.
Snow-laden trees created a winter wonderland around this woman walking her dogs down Crescent Road Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Crescent was among side streets that had yet to be plowed by late morning. Lawrence prepares for winter storm arriving tonight
8:20 a.m., February 3, 2014 Updated 11:43 a.m.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Douglas and surrounding counties, beginning at midnight lasting until 6 a.m. Wednesday.
1:31 p.m.
Photo illustration of Harold Sasko and Sarah McLinn. Murder suspect’s attorney: McLinn has ‘mental problems’
1:30 p.m., February 3, 2014 Updated 3:08 p.m.
Sarah B. Gonzales McLinn, 19, appeared at 1:30 p.m. today before District Judge Paula Martin to face a first-degree murder charge in the death of Lawrence businessman Harold M. Sasko, 52. District Attorney Charles Branson said the state of Kansas will seek “Hard 50,” or 50 years in prison without parole, against McLinn. McLinn’s attorney said the case “isn’t a matter of who has done it, but why.”
5:42 p.m.
Carl Cornwell, attorney for Sarah B. Gonzales McLinn, talks with media members following a Monday preliminary proceeding for McLinn outside the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center in Lawrence. Prosecution seeking ‘Hard 50’ for Lawrence murder suspect McLinn
February 3, 2014
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson says the state will seek a “Hard 50” sentence if Sarah B. Gonzales McLinn, the 19-year-old woman accused of killing 52-year-old Lawrence resident Harold Sasko, is convicted of first-degree murder.

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CLOSINGS and modified hours Feb. 6
07:55 p.m., February 3, 2014 Updated 03:07 p.m.
Closings Feb. 4-5