Archive for Thursday, March 27, 2014

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12:27 a.m.
A teak wood box that holds a fraction of the bombs that littered the country. Villagers were dying from coming in contact with the devices, and the case was supposed to show what not to pick up. Bringing awareness of a secret war to the Lawrence community, 40 years later
March 27, 2014
From 1964 to 1973, the U.S. dropped a planeload of bombs every 8 minutes, 24 hours a day, for nine years in Laos, totaling 2 million tons of ordnance, according to Legacies of War. The first-ever “Hard Rain-Living with Bombs in Laos” exhibit at the Percolator features artifacts, photos and other materials that show the beautiful, yet devastating, terrain in Southeast Asia, and how we can help make it safer.
9:13 a.m.
Jenny Ashpon, a grad student in museum studies, dusts off a coyote as she along with conservation experts are spending the month at the KU Natural History Museum evaluating the conditions of the 120-year-old panorama, which features North American plants and animals. KU Natural History Museum takes community members ‘behind the glass’ of famous panorama
March 26, 2014
Several dozen members of the Lawrence community got to take a look “behind the glass” at the Kansas University Natural History Museum panorama Wednesday night. Not literally, of course — that would require a hazmat suit. Attendees of the public lecture at the KU Commons did get to learn more about the history and ongoing conservation of 120-year-old exhibit featuring North American plants and animals, one of the oldest and largest panoramas in the world and most popular attractions at the KU Natural History Museum. By Giles Bruce
3:10 p.m.
Larry Leon Hopkins, Lawrence, waits for a first-appearance teleconference to begin at the Douglas County Jail on Nov. 6, 2013. Hopkins is charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 5 shooting death of Margaret E. Hopkins at his home in the 1600 block of West Second Terrace. Lawrence man convicted of first-degree murder in wife’s death after turning down plea deal
3:10 p.m., March 27, 2014 Updated 4:07 p.m.
A 67-year-old Lawrence was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday in the November 2013 shooting of his wife and turning down a plea deal from prosecutors.
6:10 p.m.
Photo illustration of Harold Sasko and Sarah McLinn. Attorney: Sarah McLinn ‘has never denied’ killing former boss Harold Sasko; May preliminary hearing set
March 27, 2014
From the moment Lawrence police contacted her after she was found in Florida, Sarah B. Gonzales McLinn has never denied killing Harold Sasko, the 52-year-old Lawrence businessman found dead at his home in January, her attorney says. By Stephen Montemayor

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