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Archive for Monday, July 28, 2014

Also from July 28

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

Poll results

Response Percent
RB Brandon Bourbon
 
33%
RB Taylor Cox
 
29%
RB De’Andre Mann
 
18%
QB Montell Cozart
 
6%
RB Corey Avery
 
5%
WR Tony Pierson
 
4%
Other
 
2%
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

All stories

List helps consumers make smart choices when purchasing organic produce
July 28, 2014
The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and advocacy group that specializes in human environmental and health issues, has created a “Dirty Dozen” list and a “Clean Fifteen” list meant to help consumers shop smart when purchasing produce.
Lawrence school board advances tax cut, rebate for apartment project
July 28, 2014
The Lawrence school board on Monday advanced both a district budget that includes a property tax decrease and a tax rebate for a proposed high-dollar apartment building aimed at housing Kansas University students. By Scott Rothschild
Death penalty case rulings prompt legislative ire
July 28, 2014
The Kansas Supreme Court’s decision to overturn two brothers’ death sentences for a notorious robbery, rape and killing rampage will likely fuel another push by conservative Republicans to give the governor and legislators more say in how the justices are chosen.
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
Davis leads Brownback in fundraising, polls show undecided race
July 28, 2014
New campaign finance reports show Democrat Paul Davis’ campaign has raised about 50 percent more money than incumbent Republican Gov. Sam Brownback since Jan. 1. Those reports come on the heels of mixed polls showing the race is far from decided. By Peter Hancock
KU’s Lucas, Mickelson to play for all-star teams in coming weeks
July 28, 2014
Hunter Mickelson and Landen Lucas will be playing basketball for all-star teams overseas in coming weeks.
KU mourns loss of social welfare professor
July 28, 2014
Kansas University on Monday mourned the loss of Dennis Saleebey, a professor emeritus from the School of Social Welfare.
Pink Heals Tour coming to Lawrence
July 28, 2014
A touring nonprofit that spreads awareness about women suffering from all forms of cancer will visit Lawrence on Aug. 4.
Lawrence board member named director of school foundation, will resign from board
July 28, 2014
Lawrence school board member Adina Morse has been selected as the next executive director of the Lawrence Schools Foundation, which provides funding to benefit students and teachers.
Kansas capital case rulings prompt legislative ire, concern about how justices are appointed
July 28, 2014
The Kansas Supreme Court’s decision to overturn two brothers’ death sentences for a robbery, rape and killing spree are likely to fuel another push by conservative Republicans to give the governor and legislators more say in how the justices are chosen.
Senate challenger says he has enough signatures to get on ballot as independent candidate
10:59 a.m., July 28, 2014 Updated 01:36 p.m.
Johnson County businessman Greg Orman announced Monday that he has gathered enough petition signatures to file as an independent candidate for U.S. Senate. Kansas law requires people to gather signatures from at least 10,000 registered voters to run as an independent in a statewide election, and Orman said his campaign crossed that threshold Monday.
Kansas City abortion clinic closes
July 28, 2014
One of four remaining clinics that provide abortions in Kansas has closed because its doctor and manager have retired, the outgoing manager confirmed Monday.
Number of kids in state custody at all-time high
July 28, 2014
The number of Kansas child abuse and neglect cases is increasing at the same time a record number of children are in state custody, though experts differ on what is causing the increase.
Missing woman found in northern Lawrence
05:04 a.m., July 28, 2014 Updated 10:01 a.m.
Lawrence police have found a woman who was reported missing in northern Lawrence.
Today in Lawrence: Submit your art for juried show; golf with Mario Chalmers
July 28, 2014
Today in Lawrence: Celebrate a glorious, sunny summer day; submit your art for juried show; golf with Mario Chalmers
Santana, Indians end Royals’ win streak
July 28, 2014
The Kansas City Royals have six games remaining with Cleveland. Maybe they will figure out how to get out Carlos Santana before they meet again in late August.
Local MMA fighter Bucia falls in K.C.
July 28, 2014
Local mixed martial arts fighter Zak Bucia lost by unanimous decision in his bout against Rudy “Bad News” Bears on Saturday in the main event of Shamrock FC at the Ameristar Casino.
Big Vegas prep Zimmerman to visit for Late Night
July 28, 2014
Stephen Zimmerman, a 7-foot, 240-pound senior center from Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas, will make an official recruiting visit to Kansas University for the Oct. 10 Late Night in the Phog. By Gary Bedore
25 years ago: KUMC nurses interested in forming bargaining unit
July 28, 2014
Among their reasons for organizing, the group mentioned poor communication with hospital administrators.
40 years ago: City commissioners continue discussion of sign ordinance
July 28, 2014
Also on the agenda this week were reports on the Naismith Ditch greenbelt, Edgewood Homes street lights, and a proposed KPL rate increase.
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.
Your Turn: Planning must respect community vision
July 28, 2014
Lawrence city planning must be guided by a vision that protects the interests and welfare of all residents and safeguards the quality of life we have come to enjoy. Our comprehensive planning document for growth and development, Horizon 2020, provides such a vision and needs to be used as a valued reference tool to evaluate the impact of development projects.
Opinion: Oregonian doesn’t fit GOP image
July 28, 2014
“Are you kidding?” This is Monica Wehby’s amiable response to people who wonder whether she will be able to bear the pressures of office if she wins her race as a Republican Senate candidate. For 17 of her 52 years she has been a pediatric neurosurgeon, holding in steady hands sharp steel and the fate of children’s brains. She probably can cope with the strains of legislative life.
100 years ago: Water supply failing to reach Lawrence homes
July 28, 2014
“The cooling influence of the city fountains in the parks is also missed.”