Archive for Friday, February 14, 2014

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New and improved Mayer Hawthorne headed back to the Granada
February 14, 2014
He’s changed the game up on this last album.
Gas leak blocks traffic on 23rd Street
February 14, 2014
A gas leak caused Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical officials to block off traffic from Ousdahl to Iowa streets along 23rd Street this evening.
Three arrested in East Lawrence
February 14, 2014
Lawrence police arrested three people in East Lawrence late Wednesday on suspicion of multiple crimes including aggravated assault, drug and gun possession and battering an officer.
Lawrence police: No foul play suspected in Feb. 9 shooting death
February 14, 2014
Lawrence police say they don’t suspect foul play in the Feb. 9 shooting death of Franklin Spottedtail, 23, last weekend.
Self: KU center Joel Embiid out vs. TCU
February 14, 2014
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self said after Friday’s practice that injured freshman Joel Embiid would not play Saturday at 3 p.m. against TCU at Allen Fieldhouse.
Two bills sought by universities advanced in House
February 14, 2014
The Kansas House on Friday advanced two bills aimed at making it easier for regents universities, including Kansas University, to offer online courses in other states and reduce property insurance costs.
Mid-State quarry honored for reclamation efforts
February 14, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback recently gave Mid-State Materials of Lecompton the 2013 Governor’s Mined Land Reclamation Award for its reclamation activities at the Big Springs quarry in Douglas County. Staff Reports
Republican leaders promise rewrite of bill dealing with religious freedom and same-sex marriage
February 14, 2014
Republican legislative leaders on Friday sought to distance themselves from a House-approved bill that would have allowed people to cite religious beliefs in denying services to same-sex couples. By Scott Rothschild
Police: Defendant said drinking, chair throwing preceded Christmas Day stabbing death
12:58 p.m., February 14, 2014 Updated 05:21 p.m.
A Lawrence woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death on Christmas morning told police investigating the case that he had been drinking all night and threw a chair at her before she stabbed him twice, according to court testimony Friday. By Stephen Montemayor
Eudora school district names Splichal new superintendent
February 14, 2014
The Eudora school district has named Steve Splichal as its new superintendent, effective July 1. Splichal, who is currently superintendent in the McClouth school district, will succeed retiring superintendent Don Grosdidier. By Peter Hancock
Free CPR training planned Saturday at Theatre Lawrence
Event inspired by young actor who suffered heart attack on stage
February 14, 2014
Theatre Lawrence now has two automated external defibrillators installed and, on Saturday, will be the site of a free class to teach people to use them. Lawrence resident Teri Leet shepherded the AED installation and organized the community class after her 20-year-old son suffered a heart attack on stage during Theatre Lawrence’s production of “Shrek” in December. By Sara Shepherd
Murder conviction of former Lawrence carpenter Martin Miller overturned by Kansas Supreme Court
10:41 a.m., February 14, 2014 Updated 06:39 p.m.
The Kansas Supreme Court has overturned the murder conviction of Martin Miller and has ordered a new trial in Douglas County due to an incorrect jury instruction that permitted conviction without proof of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The state conceded the error, but argued Miller was not prejudiced by the mistake.
34-year-old Lawrence man charged in Friday shooting
09:05 a.m., February 14, 2014 Updated 05:28 p.m.
A 34-year-old Lawrence man has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after a shooting early Friday morning left a man in critical condition.
Freshman Mikey Wycoff jump-starts Seabury boys to rout
February 14, 2014
Bishop Seabury Academy freshman Mikey Wycoff saw a variety of defenses on Thursday night against Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy. None of them worked. It didn’t matter if it was a zone or man-to-man, Wycoff found a way around it. The 5-foot-11 combo guard drilled jumpers over the zone, drove past defenders and gave his teammates easy looks throughout the game as the Seahawks cruised to a 75-31 victory at Seabury. By Bobby Nightengale
Jayhawks: Embiid definitely ‘beat up’
February 14, 2014
Brannen Greene disagrees with those who say some of Kansas University’s first-year players, including center Joel Embiid, have hit the fabled “freshman wall.” By Gary Bedore
Proposed sub rule may slow pace of college football offenses
February 14, 2014
A proposed rule change for the 2014 college football season could impact the way Kansas University and others defend the fast-paced offenses that have created havoc during recent seasons. By Matt Tait
25 years ago: Lawrence says farewell to newspaper patriarch
February 14, 2014
Dolph Simons Sr., 84, chairman of the board of The World Company and the Journal-World, had died in his sleep at a family residence in Arizona.
Letter: Discouraging work
February 14, 2014
Last week the CBO came out with a report clearly stating that the Affordable Care Act will reduce the workforce by the equivalent of 2.4 million workers. Not that those 2.4 million jobs will be eliminated; the nation will just lose 2.4 million worker’s man-hours. The CBO report specifically stated this would be a result of incentivizing the work force not to work.
Letter: New Year’s idea
February 14, 2014
Across America, we have a variety of New Year’s Eve ball drops, such as the crystal ball in New York City, a big wooden cod on Cape Cod, etc. To celebrate Lawrence, how about the New Year’s Eve dropping of the “Naismith basketball” …
Letter: Rights for all
February 14, 2014
Reference the recent actions of the Kansas Legislature: Has the majority gone nuts? Are we now in the era where we forget that the rights of the minority are as sacred as the will of the majority? Have we forgotten that all men (and women) are created equal with the self-evident rights to life liberty and pursuit of happiness? Have I, as a Kansan by choice rather than by birth, made the wrong choice?
Opinion: Syria solution needs push from above
February 14, 2014
The 50th anniversary of the Munich Security Conference this month was a celebration of the power of the democratic vision in Europe — one that now stretches all the way toward Ukraine. But there was a sense of defeat in the room, almost of collective shame, when the subject turned to Syria.
Editorial: Reasonable requirement
Fingerprinting and background checks are a reasonable way to screen educators who come in daily contact with Kansas students.
February 14, 2014
Requiring public school teachers and administrators to be fingerprinted to facilitate background checks is a reasonable way for the state to protect the safety of Kansas students.
40 years ago: KU dorms compete in energy conservation contest
February 14, 2014
Residence halls achieving the goal were to be treated to a special steak dinner.
Letter: Guns for all
February 14, 2014
Sounds as though everyone must have and carry a gun everywhere.
100 years ago: Unlucky sledding party arrested for violation of city ordinance
February 14, 2014
“‘There’s thirteen of us and it’s Friday, the thirteenth, too,’ said one member of the party.”