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12:00 a.m.
Chef Simon Bates shows how plantains are used in some of the featured dishes at Esquina, 801 Mass.  One featured dish is a plantain encrusted walu fish over blackbeans and rice with hearts of palm and mango relish. A fried plantain chip sits on top of the dish as a garnish. What do I do with plantains?
June 9, 2010 in print edition on 1C
A banana is a banana. It’s sweet, portable and healthy. Not much more. A plantain, on the other hand, is a shape-shifter, its usage changing with every gradation from green to yellow to black…
6:00 a.m.
Tom Osborne is surrounded by members of the media at Big 12 Conference meetings last week. Sources have confirmed that Nebraska will leave the Big 12 for the Big 10 in the next few days. Nebraska to announce move to Big Ten
June 10, 2010 in print edition on 1A
The Journal-World has confirmed reports that Nebraska University is planning to leave the 15-year-old Big 12 for the 115-year-old Big Ten.
9:59 a.m.
Jacob Russell, 12, breaks into laughter as he talks with other students in the ceramics studio Wednesday at the Lawrence Arts Center. The center is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year with several events that will look back on its history. Arts Center leaders use birthday to celebrate history, look ahead to future
June 9, 2010 in print edition on 1A
The Lawrence Arts Center is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year with several events that will look back on the history of the organization that started out at Ninth and Vermont streets and was led for decades by local art champion Ann Evans.
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence emergency workers put up a tent on a second-floor deck at The Oread hotel, where they were investigating a death Tuesday morning. Emergency dispatchers said the death appeared to be from a fall. Police release name of Oread fall victim
2:24 p.m., June 9, 2010 Updated 6:32 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Lawrence Police have released the name of the person who fell to his death at The Oread, 1200 Oread Ave. Twenty-five-year-old Brandon Sims, Lawrence, was discovered on a second floor balcony of the multi-level hotel about 7:15 a.m. Tuesday.
3:54 p.m.
KU Athletic Director Lew Perkins was the last to leave a press conference at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics on Thursday May 26, 2010. He and other KU officials and investigators talks about alleged violations in KU's ticket office that led to the diversion of $1 million or more from the university. Six employees were blamed and are no longer with the university. Lew Perkins set to retire as Kansas University’s athletic director at end of 2010-11 school year
3:33 p.m., June 10, 2010 Updated 10:24 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Kansas Athletic Director Lew Perkins, the man who saw KU’s athletic budget more than double, will retire Sept. 4, 2011.
5:45 p.m.
KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little Live from the Dole Institute: KU Chancellor discusses Lew Perkins’ retirement
5:22 p.m., June 10, 2010 Updated 5:58 p.m.
Camera crews and news organizations have descended upon the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, where Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will speak to reporters at 5:45 p.m. regarding the announced retirement of KU athletic director Lew Perkins.
6:39 p.m.
KU men's basketball coach Bill Self speaks to the media about conference realignment on Thursday. Live from Allen Fieldhouse: KU hoops coach Bill Self meets with media to discuss Lew Perkins’ retirement
6:22 p.m., June 10, 2010 Updated 6:51 p.m.
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self is scheduled to speak to reporters at the Allen Fieldhouse media room at 6:30 today.

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Crowded field set for August primary elections
More than 340 candidates file for state offices
08:14 a.m., June 10, 2010 Updated 07:57 p.m. in print edition on A3
Lawrence voters can expect a lot of attention over the next few months.
Gore daughter Karenna separated
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A2
Another Gore marriage is on the ropes.
GOP discord
Financial problems and a rush to shift the blame for those problems seems to indicate continuing discord within the Kansas Republican Party.
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A7
Reaction to a Federal Elections Commission audit this week provides an interesting window to the continuing dissension inside the Kansas Republican Party.
More workers quit as economy improves
June 10, 2010 in print edition on B7
One sign of better economic times is when more people start finding jobs. Another is when they feel confident enough to quit them.
People in the news
June 10, 2010 in print edition on B6
People in the news for June 10, 2010.
Fans still idolize Underwood
June 10, 2010 in print edition on B6
The fans love Carrie Underwood, and they proved it again during the CMT Music Awards.
2010: Year of the political woman?
June 10, 2010 in print edition on A8
It’s looking like a new “year of the woman” in politics.