Joanna Hlavacek

Joanna Hlavacek is a reporting intern for the Lawrence Journal-World.

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Local Finds: Cool Clocks
August 27, 2014
Turn back the hands of time with these cool clocks from Lawrence stores, all vintage or made with repurposed materials.
Lawrence man sentenced to 21 months in prison for role in hotel arson
August 25, 2014
A 57-year-old Lawrence man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for setting a North Lawrence motel on fire this spring. District Judge Sally Pokorny handed down to the ruling Thursday afternoon, also sentencing Coker to 12 months of post-release supervision.
Despite heat, Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships draws crowd at South Park
August 24, 2014
Trees were prime real estate in Lawrence’s South Park during the Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships. As temperatures soared past 100 degrees Sunday afternoon, musicians and spectators parked themselves under the foliage — hats, fans and cool drinks in tow — seeking relief from the sweltering late-August heat.
Ottawa shooting victim’s aunt said he wanted officers to shoot
10:57 a.m., August 24, 2014 Updated 11:02 a.m.
The aunt of the 18-year-old Ottawa man who was killed by authorities Saturday evening said on Sunday her nephew suffered from a range of medical issues and wanted officers to take his life.
You and your car on campus
August 24, 2014
A single Kansas University parking ticket costs $25. That money could buy three six-packs of semi-decent beer, four medium Domino’s pizzas or an almost-but-not-quite lifetime supply of Top Ramen, just to throw out a few college cliches. These tickets may be easy to accumulate, but they can be just as easy to avoid, said KU Parking director Donna Hultine.
Myths, icons and forgotten history abound on KU campus
August 24, 2014
So, you want to be a Jayhawk? If you’re going to spend the next four (or more) years atop Mount Oread, there are a few things you should know. Yes, Wescoe Hall is ugly, but it wasn’t always meant to be that way. Unless you don’t plan on graduating, avoid walking through the Campanile at all costs. Potter Lake may be pretty to look at, but there’s a whole lot going on under the surface. And finally, what’s up with those rumors about Strong Hall being built backward? You’re about to find out.
Students can think global, eat local on KU campus
August 24, 2014
College diets have long been associated with fast, uninspired fare — think greasy pizzas, watery beer and flavorless fries — but the folks at Kansas University are working to change that, one sushi roll at a time.
Get acquainted with navigating campus by foot
August 24, 2014
Procrastination is not your friend in college. While that may apply to schoolwork, it’s also true for knowing your way around campus. That being said, here’s a piece of advice to incoming Jayhawks: Don’t wait until the last minute to find your classes.
Escape artists, jugglers and more entertain at Lawrence Busker Festival opening night
August 22, 2014
Bobby Maverick had gotten himself into a bit of a tight spot. It was just after 7 p.m. near the corner of Seventh and Massachusetts streets Friday, and Maverick, restrained in a straight jacket, was stuck under 50 feet and 75 pounds of padlocked iron chain.
Lawrence schools: five cool gadgets
August 18, 2014
As Lawrence students and teachers go back to class, we’re focusing on a few of the district’s standouts. Today, five cool gadgets.

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Volunteers with Prophet of Mercy, a non-profit Islamic group based in Saudi Arabia, hand out flowers to passersby on Massachusetts Street on Friday afternoon.

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