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Man in drug case faces federal charges
September 26, 2012
A Kansas inmate, who police say has been at the center of manufacturing and distributing synthetic drugs in central Kansas, was charged Wednesday in federal court with selling a synthetic version of marijuana.
Lawrence school board’s goals outlined for bond issue
September 26, 2012
The Lawrence school board is working on a bond issue, set to go to public vote in April. Committees are still formulating details of what it will entail — and how much it will cost — but three overall goals have emerged.
KU to receive $24.5 million grant to establish national special education center
September 26, 2012
The largest grant ever received by Kansas University will establish a national center aiming to transform the way children with disabilities are taught in America’s schools, KU officials announced Wednesday.
Garden Calendar: Vintage representations of technology rare finds
September 26, 2012
Sometimes an unusual piece of furniture is offered for sale, and many collectors fight over it.
Garden Calendar: Farm tour includes new participants
September 26, 2012
The Kaw Valley Farm Tour operates on a simple concept: It’s a self-guided tour that gives you a chance to meet people who have dedicated their lives to producing food, fiber and plants for the rest of us to enjoy.
Library to unveil banned book cards
September 26, 2012
The Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., is hosting a reception at 7:30 p.m. Friday to unveil the winners of its Banned Books Week Trading Card contest.
County appoints two to economic council
September 26, 2012
In a brief meeting Wednesday, the Douglas County Commission approved a Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical purchase, made appointments to a new economic council and went forward with a Westar easement near the fairgrounds.
LHS student has whooping cough
September 26, 2012
Lawrence High School officials were notified Wednesday that a ninth-grade student had been diagnosed with pertussis, better known as whooping cough.
Schlingensiepen criticizes Jenkins for taking money from banks and voting against regulations
September 26, 2012
Democratic candidate for the 2nd Congressional District Tobias Schlingensiepen on Wednesday accused incumbent U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, of taking money from big business interests and doing their bidding.
Kochs donate $814,000 to K-State diversity office
September 26, 2012
Koch Industries and the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation are donating a total of $814,000 to the Kansas State University Office of Diversity.
Kansas Chamber of Commerce hires retiring House Speaker Mike O’Neal as its new president and CEO
September 26, 2012
Retiring House Speaker Mike O’Neal has been hired as the president and chief executive officer of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, it was announced today.
Tiller’s abortion clinic sold
September 26, 2012
The shuttered Wichita abortion clinic formerly operated by the late Dr. George Tiller has been bought by an abortion-rights group that intends to reopen it as a family and women’s health center that will offer abortions, among other services, the group’s executive director said Wednesday.
TownTalk: Vermont Street BBQ deal falls apart; The Orient and Oh Boy! Chicken expanding; Lawrence home sales up for fifth month in a row
September 26, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Injured man found on sidewalk in 900 block of New Hampshire flown to KU Hospital
September 26, 2012
Emergency workers responded Wednesday morning to the 900 block of New Hampshire Street, where they found an injured man on the sidewalk near the parking garage.
New Kansas arts commission to seek federal grant
10:14 a.m., September 26, 2012 Updated 01:57 p.m.
The new Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission plans to apply for federal funding that would replace some money lost last year when the state’s art commission lost funding.
Injury accident reported at Lecompton KTA interchange
07:29 a.m., September 26, 2012 Updated 11:53 a.m.
Three people were transported to the hospital following a two-car accident at the Lecompton Interchange of the Kansas Turnpike just before 7 a.m. today, according to a report from the Kansas Turnpike Authority.
First Bell: More on SATs; continuing bond issue updates; meet the new AYP
September 26, 2012
News, et cetera, from schools in and around Douglas County.
Heard on the Hill: Former KU roommates create online gaming site; the $11 million ‘McDonald’s grant’; new special-education center coming
September 26, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
25 years ago: Planners denounce three suburban mall proposals
September 26, 2012
The city’s plans still designated downtown as the commercial center.
Gilbert, KU men’s golf finish fifth at Colorado Invitational
September 26, 2012
Kansas University senior Chris Gilbert carded a 3-under 69 to land in fifth place on the final day of the Colorado Invitational on Tuesday at Colorado National Golf Club.
Dolphins re-sign former KU linebacker Mike Rivera
September 26, 2012
The Miami Dolphins signed former Kansas University linebacker Mike Rivera on Tuesday, hoping to bolster an injury-depleted position on defense and special teams.
40 years ago: Man abducts, assaults Ottawa woman
September 26, 2012
The crime was very similar to another case the previous week.
Kansas soccer enters Top 25 poll
September 26, 2012
Kansas University’s soccer team re-entered a top-25 national poll for the first time since 2009 after a victory over then-seventh-ranked Oklahoma State last week.
Letter to the Editor: Tax fairness
September 26, 2012
Those pontificating about tax fairness should read a Wall Street Journal article and historical records on tax revenue vs. tax cuts (cuts increased revenue by 40 percent in some cases).
Seabury volleyball sweeps University Academy, 3-0
September 26, 2012
Taylor Hodge had 15 aces to go with 10 digs, and Bishop Seabury Academy swept University Academy, 3-0, on Tuesday at Seabury.
Letter to the Editor: Arts issues
September 26, 2012
The future of public support for the arts in Kansas is in jeopardy — again. Action is needed now.
Horoscopes for Sept. 26
September 26, 2012
For Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012: This year you learn to detach even more. It becomes very important for you to understand what is going on with higher-ups. If you are single, your affectionate and demonstrative nature attracts many potential sweeties. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from taking some time away together to relax and reconnect.
Opinion: Tax returns don’t matter
September 26, 2012 in print edition on A8
Did anyone think the release of Mitt Romney’s tax returns would satisfy Democrats and make them focus on the real issues in this campaign, including President Obama’s failed domestic and foreign policy record and approaching massive tax increases? If so, please call me for a great deal on Arizona swampland.
Letter to the Editor: Good show
September 26, 2012
Kudos to the cast and crew of “9 to 5,” the Dolly Parton musical at Theatre Lawrence.
Show likely to alienate viewers
September 26, 2012
The notion of wacky people living next door is almost as old as the sitcom genre. “The Neighbors” (8:30 p.m., ABC) asks us to imagine a family of brash New Yorkers who move to a sterile New Jersey development by a golf course, only to discover that it’s populated entirely by a cultlike clutch of exiled aliens. The aliens have lived there 10 years, awaiting word from their home planet.
100 years ago: County fair visitors to see rare auto-racing spectacle
September 26, 2012
“Auto races are not very common in Douglas County….”
Column: A fond farewell to a friend
September 26, 2012
It is hard to lose a dog. It’s losing a friend and a family member.
Editorial: Justice, peace
During a visit to Kansas University Monday, the president of Colombia shared some profound thoughts about the balance between justice and peace.
September 26, 2012
Kansas University has many distinguished graduates who are tackling difficult challenges in a variety of fields.
Forget the strikeouts; Self’s still landing top recruits
September 26, 2012
Every time a headline informs that Kansas University missed out on a highly rated basketball recruit, many local voices wonder, “Why can’t Bill Self and his staff get anybody anymore?”
Tigers tip K.C, tie for top
September 26, 2012
Anibal Sanchez retired the final batter on a weak grounder, and Detroit players began celebrating around the mound. Moments later, the home crowd roared a little louder when the AL Central standings were posted on the scoreboard in left field — with the Tigers back in a tie for first.
Kansas women’s golf cruises to victory on familiar greens
September 26, 2012
Kansas University’s women’s golf team continued its dominance of the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational on Tuesday at Alvamar, wrapping up a 21-stroke victory for the Jayhawks’ fourth win in eight tries at the event.
Firebirds slip past Lions but maintain city tennis series dominance
September 26, 2012
Free State High sophomore tennis player Taylor Hawkins had heard about her program’s dominance against rival Lawrence High through the years.
Firebirds soccer falls to Olathe Northwest, 1-0
September 26, 2012
Free State’s boys soccer team fell to Olathe Northwest, 1-0, on Tuesday in a game stopped three minutes into the second half because of lightning.
Prep guard Selden to visit KU for Late Night
September 26, 2012
Wayne Selden, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound senior combo guard from Tilton (N.H.) School, will attend the season-opening Late Night in the Phog as part of an official recruiting visit to Kansas University, Rivals.com reports.