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100 years ago: Interurban officials seek site for future depot
February 1, 2015
“The location of the depot depends entirely on the way the line enters town.”
40 years ago: Speakers at Haskell workshop address alcohol issues
February 1, 2015
“The Indian community today, whether in urban areas or on reservations, should notice something in the community is killing our people.”
25 years ago: County appraiser handling hundreds of tax protests
February 1, 2015
Local tax protest hearings got under way this week.
Raven to host eclectic author Stuart Levine
February 1, 2015
Local author, musician and retired Kansas University professor Stuart Levine will read from his new book of short stories “Are You Superman?” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Raven Book Store, 6 E. Seventh St.
Behind the Lens: Pooling with the president
February 1, 2015
When Journal-World photo chief Mike Yoder told me that we had been offered a position in President Barack Obama’s press pool during his Jan. 22 visit to Lawrence, I believe I channeled Keanu Reeves when I responded, “Whooooooooaaaaa.”
Opinion: Deflategate part of wretched excess
February 1, 2015
Beer, Benjamin Franklin supposedly said but almost certainly didn’t, is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. Without cannonballing into deep theological waters, perhaps Deflategate proves the same thing.
Editorial: Closed again
The closed process Gov. Brownback is using to fill vacancies on the Kansas Court of Appeals should serve as a warning to Kansans.
February 1, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback has made his second appointment to the Kansas Court of Appeals under a new law that eliminated the role of the Supreme Court Nomination Commission in the selection process.
Kansas City Connection: Nelson-Atkins exhibits take sobering look at war
February 1, 2015
Two new exhibits at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art confront viewers with the realities of war, albeit in dramatically different ways.
AVID sees immediate results in boosting middle-of-the-road middle school students
February 1, 2015
Advancement Via Individual Determination, or AVID, has existed in Lawrence high schools for three years, but was made available to eighth-graders for the first time this year. It’s an an elective course that gathers students with middling grades and teaches them organizational and study skills.
Lied Center to host fundraiser to support performing arts access for schools
February 1, 2015
On Feb. 16, the Lied Center of Kansas and the Lawrence Schools Foundation will host Expanding Performing Arts Access, a fundraising dinner to support free performing arts experiences for middle and high school students.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 31, 2015
January 31, 2015
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 31, 2015
KU swimmers drop dual
January 31, 2015
Arkansas defeated Kansas, 194-105, in a women’s dual swimming and diving meet Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.
Baldwin girls claim crown
January 31, 2015
Baldwin High’s girls basketball team separated from Bonner Springs in the fourth quarter Saturday to claim the championship game of the Wellsville Top Gun Classic, 54-45.
Free State boys topple Lansing
January 31, 2015
Free State High’s boys basketball team received the honor of participating in the inaugural Best of the Midwest Showcase Saturday at Municipal Auditorium, and the Firebirds did not disappoint, defeating Lansing, 60-46.
Lawrence High girls fall short
January 31, 2015
With more than six minutes left in the fourth quarter, Lawrence High’s girls basketball team took a one-point lead after a three-pointer by sophomore guard Olivia Lemus on Saturday morning.
FSHS girls third in Classic
January 31, 2015
After a two-point loss on Friday night, Free State High’s girls basketball players refused to fall short again.
As audit begins, questions about Rock Chalk Park accounting grow
January 31, 2015
More questions have emerged about the Rock Chalk Park sports complex, following a Journal-World review of financial documents related to the project. The Journal-World reviewed a set of documents and canceled checks delivered to the city by the Kansas University Endowment Association earlier this month. Some of the documents appear to contradict statements made by KU Endowment officials, who largely have been responsible for ensuring that expenses and receipts reconcile on nearly $12 million worth of infrastructure that a Thomas Fritzel-led firm built at Rock Chalk Park. Mayor Mike Amyx said he is hopeful a recent audit ordered by the city will provide answers to such questions. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: The magic of aluminum cans
January 31, 2015
Linda Klinker these days has another title: magician. As the leader of Cans for the Community, she’s pulled off quite a trick since the organization was founded in 2005. She and a group of a dozen volunteers have taken the simple idea — collect cans, sell them and give the money to local nonprofits — and turned it into an organization that just recently topped the $150,000 mark in donations given to local charities. They estimate they’ve collected 10 million aluminum cans in the process. By Chad Lawhorn
Folk musician Jack Williams to perform at Unity Church
January 31, 2015
Singer-songwriter Jack Williams will perform at Lawrence’s Unity Church, 900 Madeline Lane, Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Telling tales: Community plans events around Margaret Atwood book, visit
January 31, 2015
Margaret Atwood is taking over Lawrence. The celebrated Canadian author and activist will deliver the Kenneth A. Spencer Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday at The Commons in Spooner Hall, followed by a reception and book signing.

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