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Lisa Horn

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Name discrepancy can increase likelihood of jury summons
August 25, 2007
A Douglas County resident who has a driver’s license and is registered to vote is likely to be called for jury duty once every 13 years, if one goes strictly by percentages. Then there is Cindy Riling, who has been called to serve three times in the past seven years - and twice within six months. A possible reason is that her name is different on the two lists the county uses to cull names for potential jurors: county voter registration and state driver’s licenses.
Making the most out of hot weather
Heatwave expected to weaken starting today
August 16, 2007
The temperature gauge at James Hogwood’s east Lawrence home read 104 degrees just before 4 p.m. Wednesday. And like most Lawrence residents, the 34-year-old chose to spend the afternoon inside - away from the sun that he used to create artwork the day before. Harnessing the sun’s rays that have helped make this week the hottest of 2007, Hogwood used a magnifying glass to burn names into pieces of bark.
Woman upset that killer will be released
Daughter of 1977 murder victim says she opposes parole
August 14, 2007
The daughter of a Lawrence woman brutally murdered 30 years ago learned this week that her mother’s killer will be released from prison.
Experts explain realities of drowning
August 13, 2007
A person in distress, flailing above water and screaming for help may be Hollywood’s version of a drowning. But health professionals say that in reality it’s the opposite. “There is no prelude to it at all. They just go down,” said Capt. Pat Talkington, training officer for Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical and a certified emergency medical technician. “They’re too physically exhausted to do any flailing. I think the thing that surprises people is the quickness that somebody will go under.”
Drowning a reminder that lake hazards sometimes hard to gauge
August 13, 2007
High waters this spring washed away signs banning swimmers from an area of Clinton Lake where a Lawrence man drowned last weekend. James Whitaker, 33, who died last week at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, was the third person to drown at the lake since 1996.
10 movers and shakers at KU
August 11, 2007
If you take a glance at Kansas University’s organizational chart, you’ll see a lot of people with a lot of big titles. There are dozens of department heads, vice provosts and directors whose names rarely make headlines. Here are some of the under-the-radar people who contribute to the workings of the campus on a day-to-day basis.
Free gun lock program faces funding challenge
August 10, 2007
Federal budget cuts could hinder Douglas County’s efforts to distribute free safety locks to gun owners. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has been distributing the locks - which, when properly used, prevent the accidental firing of a firearm - for about two years. The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office joined the program in January.
House fire under control
Residents safely evacuated
August 8, 2007
Lawrence Fire Medical responded to a minor house fire around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at 929 W. 28th Terrace.
Charges grow in old rape cases
DNA advances identified suspect in 1990s attacks
August 8, 2007
During a preliminary hearing Tuesday, a Kansas Bureau of Investigation expert testified that DNA evidence links a 38-year-old California man to two women who were raped in Lawrence in the 1990s.
Drowning victim identified
August 7, 2007
Victim identified as James Whitaker, 33, of Lawrence.

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