Archive for Thursday, May 15, 2014

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12:33 a.m.
Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo.Kansas Union. KU proposes 3.4 percent tuition, fee increase for incoming freshmen
4:23 p.m., May 14, 2014 Updated 6:23 p.m.
Incoming freshmen at Kansas University would pay 3.4 percent more in tuition and fees than the last freshmen class, under a proposal unveiled Wednesday. By Scott Rothschild
10:29 a.m.
Student journalists and graduating high school seniors clockwise from front left, Ashley Hocking, Lawrence High, Bret Watson, Free State, Hannah Moran, Free State, and Gage Nelson, Lawrence High, are pictured on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at South Park. Class of 2014’s life and times recorded by student journalists
May 15, 2014
Students in the Class of 2014 have grown up in interesting times. But their lives have been shaped as much by the culture they created themselves within their own school environments as by events in the outside world. Many of those experiences were recorded by student journalists at the school newspapers and yearbooks who spoke this week about the things they and their classmates will remember most. By Peter Hancock
12:42 p.m.
Mark and Lauren Booth have donated James Turrell's “Gard Blue" to the Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University. KU alumnus and wife donate ‘Gard Blue’ by renowned light artist to Spencer Museum
12:10 p.m., May 15, 2014 Updated 4:59 p.m.
A Kansas University alumnus and his wife have donated an important piece of art by renowned light artist James Turrell to the university’s Spencer Museum of Art. By Giles Bruce
4:06 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 sentenced to life in prison for killing his ailing wife
3:55 p.m., May 15, 2014 Updated 6:01 p.m.
Larry Hopkins told a judge Thursday that less than two weeks short of their 24th wedding anniversary he gave his ailing wife a final gift. “I gave Margaret the last gift I could: I didn’t let her wake up,” Hopkins said of the Nov. 5, 2013, shooting of his wife, Margaret Hopkins, in their north-central Lawrence home. “I will not try to deny that I pulled the trigger, or that I made the decision not to let Margaret wake up.” By Stephen Montemayor

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Editorial: Waiver positive
Taxpayers footing the bill for various public projects don’t deserve territorial squabbles among local governments.
May 15, 2014
The city of Lawrence was right last week to waive impact and building permit fees for projects undertaken by Douglas County and the Lawrence School District.