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Hensley, Moore display different approaches to school funding
October 11, 2012
State Sen. Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, and his Republican opponent Casey Moore, clashed in their approach to school funding during a candidate forum Thursday.
Former KDOT Secretary Miller says Brown was not involved in helping improve safety on K-10
October 11, 2012
Former Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Deb Miller on Thursday said that state Rep. Anthony Brown, R-Eudora, was not involved in helping secure safety improvements along Kansas Highway 10.
Kansas home sales, values forecast higher in 2013
October 11, 2012
Kansas home sales rebounded this year and are forecast to rise another 6.3 percent in 2013 as the economy improves and pent-up demand brings buyers back into the housing market, economic researchers at Wichita State University said Thursday.
KU campus crime drops in first 30 days compared to 2011
October 11, 2012
Here’s a look at crimes reported to the KU Department of Public Safety during the first 30 days of 2011 and 2012.
Statue stolen from Schlingensiepen’s church is recovered
October 11, 2012
Police say they have recovered a bronze statue stolen from a Topeka church.
Emails show personnel clash between former labor secretary, top IT administrator
October 11, 2012
Kansas’ former labor secretary tangled with Gov. Sam Brownback’s top computer-systems administrator over a personnel issue just weeks before abruptly leaving the administration, internal emails show.
KU basketball notebook: Freshman Peters out for month with shoulder injury
03:04 p.m., October 11, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Kansas University freshman basketball forward Zach Peters will be out four to six weeks because of a left shoulder injury, KU coach Bill Self reported at Thursday’s Media Day in Allen Fieldhouse.
Americans for Prosperity mailers arriving in support of Republican candidates
October 11, 2012
Campaign mailers from the Koch-founded Americans for Prosperity that are aimed at defeating Democrats in state legislative races have started arriving in mailboxes around northeast Kansas.
Both lanes of East 19th Street closed due to water main break
October 11, 2012
Both lanes of traffic on 19th Street between Maple and Edgelea streets are closed due a water main break.
KU business and basketball additions before the Kansas Board of Regents
October 11, 2012
Kansas University officials next week will ask higher education officials to approve its plan to construct a state-of-the-art building for the School of Business.
Girl Scouts seek help with organizing cookies for delivery
October 11, 2012
Douglas County Girl Scouts are looking for volunteers to help sort orders for 75 troops.
Town Talk: Plans for Rock Chalk Park sports complex in N.W. Lawrence, including amphitheater and future arena site; N.Y. hedge funds makes local industrial purchase, plus weekly land transfers
10:46 a.m., October 11, 2012 Updated 03:26 p.m.
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
KU picked for first in Big 12 preseason coaches poll
October 11, 2012
The Kansas men’s basketball team is the unanimous pick to win the Big 12 conference according to the preseason coaches poll that was released Thursday.
Land transfers for the week ending Oct. 1, 2012
October 11, 2012
Land transfers for the week ending Oct. 1, 2012 as recorded by the Douglas County Register of Deeds office.
KU women’s golfers win individual, team titles at Price’s Intercollegiate
October 11, 2012
Kansas University freshman Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn won her first tournament at the college level, and the Jayhawks won the team title Wednesday at the Price’s “Give ’Em Five” Intercollegiate at the New Mexico State University Golf Course.
Congressional wealth detailed in Washington Post report
October 11, 2012
The Washington Post recently did a special report on the personal wealth of legislators in Congress.
Heard on the Hill: Thoughts on McCollum Hall from former residents; journalism professor reports few online media programs at high schools; more on Weis vs. UDK; Brownback adviser speaking at KU today
October 11, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Style Scout: Helen Cruz
October 11, 2012
What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? I love bars like the Bottleneck and the Jackpot
FSHS coach Bob Lisher honored by Chiefs award
October 11, 2012
Free State High football coach Bob Lisher nearly had a utopian Wednesday afternoon.
25 years ago: New jail would solve overcrowding problems, officials say
October 11, 2012
The current jail could could hold 52 prisoners.
40 years ago: Human, not computer, error blamed for KU miscount
October 11, 2012
“We produced information based on the data we have been given.”
100 years ago: Teenager’s suicide ‘most pathetic tragedy’
October 11, 2012
“He was out of harmony with the world, it held no charms for him….”
Kansas volleyball escapes Sooners
October 11, 2012
Fourth-year junior Catherine Carmichael blasted three kills in the final five points to force a fifth set and went on to fire a career-high 18 kills on the night, sending No. 21 Kansas University volleyball past Oklahoma, 25-16, 21-25, 13-25, 25-21, 15-10, on Wednesday in the McCasland Field House.
Editorial: Say thank you
Two upcoming events give us an opportunity to show gratitude to those who protect and serve us.
October 11, 2012
Events this coming Sunday and Tuesday in Lawrence are especially worthy of community note, and both involve giving heartfelt recognition to our fellow citizens who have unselfishly risked their lives to protect our community and our freedoms.
Kovel’s Antiques: Oddities add mystery to antique-hunting
October 11, 2012
Part of the fun of being a collector is trying to identify recently discovered old tools and, if possible, trace the past owners of the finds.
Letter: Meet the blind
October 11, 2012
To the editor: This week, representatives of the Jayhawk Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Kansas received a proclamation from the Lawrence City Commission, signed by Mayor Bob Schumm, declaring October 2012 to be National Meet The Blind Month.
Style Scout: Zack McQuiston
October 11, 2012
What would you like to see less of in Lawrence? Tights as pants. That’s not a thing, girls.
Letter: Hiring and firing
October 11, 2012
To the editor: Thanks to David Guth for his thoughtful comments about giving up on the Republican Party and, after much soul-searching, registering as an Independent.
First Bell: Classroom spending hard to define
October 11, 2012
The first question Gov. Sam Brownback’s task force on school efficiency should answer is what qualifies as “classroom” spending.
Charlie Weis consults with Chiefs’ Brady Quinn
October 11, 2012
It wasn’t long after Matt Cassel had sustained a concussion and Brady Quinn finished out a loss to the Ravens that the Chiefs’ backup quarterback got in touch with an old friend. It happened to be Charlie Weis, his former coach at Notre Dame.
Driving force: Jayhawks wary of OSU RB Joseph Randle
October 11, 2012
All season, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis has gushed about KU sophomore Tony Pierson and his ability to score from anywhere on the field at any time. Saturday, when the Jayhawks play host to Oklahoma State at 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium, they’ll face a similar back: Wichita native Joseph Randle.
Soccer squads gird for showdown
October 11, 2012
Lawrence High’s boys soccer players know they’re having a more successful season than their crosstown rivals at Free State.
Our Town Sports
October 11, 2012
Aquahawks openings: The Lawrence Aquahawks swimming team is always accepting new members. The Aquahawks are a year-round USA Swimming-sponsored competitive swim team. The Aquahawks offer a swim lesson program and competitive swim team for all ages. The Aquahawks are coached by professional coaches with weekly practices geared toward a variety of skill levels. For information contact Justin at 785-393-2468 or
Garden Calendar: There’s still time for lawn renovation
October 11, 2012
Amidst the distractions of football, pumpkin patches and falling leaves, your lawn is crying for a little attention.
Opinion: Obama needs constitutional lesson
October 11, 2012
When on Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Obama swore to defend the Constitution, he did not mean all of it. He evidently believes that the provision quoted above merely expresses the Framers’ now anachronistic anxieties about abuses of executive power. (Jefferson’s lengthy catalog of George III’s abuses is called the Declaration of Independence.) So on Jan. 4, 2012, Obama simply ignored the Recess Clause.
Editorial: Get serious, KU
Appearing to flout legal requirements is inappropriate.
October 11, 2012
Kansas Athletics needs to play by the rules.
Letter: Differing roles
October 11, 2012
To the editor: Please, do not ask me to take seriously the machinations of Editor Simons regarding the function and role of public higher education.
Horoscopes for Oct. 11
October 11, 2012
For Thursday, Oct. 11: This year you often are easygoing and fortunate; however, at times you could be fussy and difficult when it comes to dealing with certain people. Others who relate to you might not know which voice is really yours. If you are single, you are desirable, but often, people back away as they get confused by your mixed signals. If you are attached, you easily could be driving your sweetie wild by your changeability.
CW has all the pretty monsters
October 11, 2012
Tonight, the CW launches “Beauty and the Beast” (8 p.m.), a less-than-enchanting adaptation that fits well within the network’s schedule of dark, violent fantasies.