Archive for Monday, July 28, 2014

Also from July 28

On the street
Photo galleries
Lawrence mom shaves head for cancer research
Which player will lead the KU football team in rushing yards in 2014?

Poll results

Response Percent
RB Brandon Bourbon
RB Taylor Cox
RB De’Andre Mann
QB Montell Cozart
RB Corey Avery
WR Tony Pierson
Total 497

Lead stories

12:07 a.m.
In this Journal-World file photo, Jack Vogt, a 2009 KU graduate, moves out of his rental house Monday, July 29, to move to Kansas City. Unlike many renters moving out, Vogt was taking his couch and matching chair with him. He found the couch three years ago discarded outside another Lawrence rental. He got lucky again last year. "I found the matching chair," Vogt said. Moving season ‘like Christmas’ for some Lawrence businesses
July 27, 2014
With leases for many Lawrence renters expiring July 31, business couldn’t be better for many local home improvement stores and services. As U-Haul trucks and unwanted couches line the streets, some local businesses are gearing up for their most chaotic — and profitable — time of the year. By Caitlin Doornbos
10:00 a.m.
Last week Ray Wilber, of Baldwin, a historic preservationist, opens windows at the Coal Creek Library in Vinland. Community volunteers such as Wilber share duties opening the library from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays from April through October. Vinland volunteers preserve library as it was in 1900
July 27, 2014
While Lawrence celebrates the $18 million renovation of its public library, residents of the small village of Vinland, 12 miles southeast of Lawrence, are working to keep their one-room library intact and unchanged. The Coal Creek Library Association was founded in November 1859 when a group of neighbors sent $10 to Philadelphia, Penn., for books. For the next 41 years the collection was housed in the homes of early Vinland librarians. In 1900 a library building was constructed on a lot purchased for $10. By Mike Yoder
4:56 p.m.
In this Journal-World photo from March 2003, Christine Kaplan holds a framed portrait of her son, Sean Heskew. Heskew, then 22, was stationed in the Persian Gulf with the Marines. "This is a parent's worst nightmare," Kaplan said in 2003, shortly before the U.S. launched its first invasion into Iraq. Police were dispatched to her home in the 1100 block of New York Street early Saturday afternoon to investigate a body found on the premises. Police are considering the death a homicide. Police identify homicide victim as 56-year-old East Lawrence woman
12:20 p.m., July 27, 2014 Updated 7:09 p.m.
Lawrence police have identified Christine Kaplan, 56, of Lawrence, as the victim of a homicide that was discovered Saturday in East Lawrence. By Joanna Hlavacek
9:41 p.m.
Campus folklore and rumors suggest that Strong Hall is backwards. KU added to list of schools under investigation for handling of sex assault investigations
July 28, 2014
Kansas University has been added to the list of colleges and universities under investigation for their handling of investigations into sexual assaults. By Scott Rothschild

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Editorial: Tax trade-off
A reduction in the school district’s property tax levy is good news for taxpayers but not such good news for the schools.
July 28, 2014
Many local taxpayers were pleasantly surprised by last week’s news that the Lawrence school district would propose a budget that would actually lower their property taxes.