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Joe Preiner (Reporter/Web producer)

I began working for the Journal-World in July of 2009. My responsibilities as a web producer and overnight reporter include maintaining the Web Site at and covering any breaking news that may occur during the late night/early morning hours.

I graduated from Kansas University with degrees in journalism and psychology. While at the university, I worked for the school's newspaper writing both sports and news stories along with serving as a campus editor. I chose to get involved in journalism because of the profession's lack of monotony.

When not on the job I like to concern myself with activities competitive in nature. I use sports such as soccer, disc golf and sand volleyball as ways to relax and pass time.

My favorite word has always been "drink." I like the way it sounds and it reminds me of Plinko on The Price is Right. Persnickety is a close second.

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Students stand and watch as an accident cleanup crew spreads sand over oil on Indiana Street. An 18-year-old Lawrence man was arrested after driving into three parked cars before having his own come to rest on its side. No one was injured in the accident.

Emergency crews respond to an altercation Friday morning that sent one man to a Kansas City area hospital. The incident occurred in the 800 block of Massachusetts Street.

Youth volunteers line up to have their photo taken Thursday evening. The celebration in Holcom Park marked the end of the summer program, which saw the kids spend many hours volunteering within the community.

Joe Baisa, of St. Louis, pulls his canoe out of the Kansas River on Saturday afternoon. Baisa was one of nearly 200 paddlers who participated in the first ever Kawnivore 100, a 100-mile race down the river.

Ned Link receives an honorary pin from the International President of the Lions Club. Link, who is 96 years old, has been a member of the service club for 75 years.

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