Archive for Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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1:02 a.m.
Mike Yoder Photo/Courtesy of Spencer Research Library.Lawrence and Allen Fieldhouse hosted the Kansas 6A 1984 state basketball championships where both the Lawrence Lions girls and boys teams competed in the championship game. The girls won but the boys lost. The Lions led by seniors, and soon-to-be Jayhawks Danny Manning and Chris Piper, also featured junior point guard Sri Srinivasan. Srinivasan graduated from LHS in 1985 and was inducted into its Hall of Honor on Sept. 29, 2013. As city increases efforts to attract basketball visitors, Lawrence hasn’t hosted state championships since 1987
March 11, 2014
There’s no question Lawrence is making its bid to become the basketball capital of Kansas and beyond, Lawrence hasn’t hosted a state high school basketball championship since 1987. By Chad Lawhorn
11:11 a.m.
Spencer Museum of Art and a Lawrence-based development group tentatively agreed to have artist Dave Loewenstein recreate his Pollinators mural. The building that it's currently on is scheduled to be torn down and a multi story building will be built in its place. Commissioners agree that downtown mural can’t stay in current location
March 11, 2014
Hopes of area artists to preserve a downtown mural were dealt a major blow Tuesday as city commissioners said they see no feasible way to avoid demolishing the wall that houses the art work. By Chad Lawhorn
1:27 p.m.
Kyle T. Flack, 28, Ottawa, who is charged in connection with the killing of three adults and an 18-month-old girl in spring 2013, sits Tuesday with his court-appointed lawyer, Ronald Evans, head of the Kansas Death Penalty Defense Unit in Topeka, in Franklin County District Court, Ottawa. Judge orders Kyle Flack to stand trial in 2012 Ottawa homicides
8:51 a.m., March 12, 2014 Updated 1:32 p.m.
Franklin County Judge Thomas Sachse has found there is enough evidence to bind Kyle T. Flack over for arraignment on murder charges in connection with the deaths of four people in Ottawa last year.
2:59 p.m.
Kyle T. Flack, 28, Ottawa, who is charged in connection with the killing of three adults and an 18-month-old girl in spring 2013, sits Tuesday with his court-appointed lawyer, Ronald Evans, head of the Kansas Death Penalty Defense Unit in Topeka, in Franklin County District Court, Ottawa. Flack ordered to stand trial in Ottawa quadruple homicide case
2:56 p.m., March 12, 2014 Updated 6:50 p.m.
All four victims of a quadruple homicide here last year, including a mother and daughter thought to have been killed moments apart, died of shotgun blasts, a coroner said Wednesday before a judge ordered 28-year-old Kyle T. Flack to stand trial for the homicides. District Judge Thomas Sachse’s ruling came after two days of testimony featuring details about DNA matching Flack’s at the crime scene and on a discarded shotgun.
4:51 p.m.
This house at 1115 Indiana Street sits between two apartment complexes at the bottom of a hill on the west side of Indiana. Longtime resident laments plans to build five-story apartment building along three sides of her home
March 12, 2014
Ninety-one-year-old Georgia Bell already knows a lot about living with college students, but soon it may go to a whole new level — or more accurately, five levels. By Chad Lawhorn

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Editorial: Stepping back
The Kansas Board of Regents should be willing to modify their stand on social media based on a new policy drafted by university faculty and staff members.
March 12, 2014
The group that the Kansas Board of Regents asked to review and comment on a new social media policy for state universities didn’t find much in that policy to like.