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KU microbiologist wins award known as precursor to Nobel Prize
September 28, 2012
Lutkenhaus and the other two scientists were honored for research that led to a greater understanding of bacteria cells.
Ex-residents say goodbye to Treece
September 28, 2012
Former residents of a southeast Kansas mining town have said their final farewell, marking the end to a buyout that began in 2009 after the town was deemed to be unsafe because of decades of residual lead and zinc waste.
Democrats express concerns that Brownback’s tax cuts will lead to harmful budget cuts
September 28, 2012
Democratic legislative leaders Friday predicted that Gov. Sam Brownback’s massive tax cuts will force harmful state budget cuts. But Brownback’s spokeswoman said the tax cuts will stimulate the economy.
Lawrence man, 25, faces firearm charge after incident outside local bar
September 28, 2012
A 25-year-old Lawrence man was charged in Douglas County District Court Friday with one count of criminal possession of a firearm and two counts of battery against a law enforcement officer.
Crime rate on KU’s Lawrence campus down in 2011 from previous year
September 28, 2012
Property and violent crimes on Kansas University’s campus continued a steady decline in 2011, according to an annual report released by KU Friday.
Bill Self, KU agree on contract through 2021-22 season
02:02 p.m., September 28, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Bill Self has been awarded a new contract at Kansas University, the athletic department announced Friday.Armed with a new contract to lead Kansas University basketball through the 2021-22 season, Bill Self on Friday was asked what he might say to any fans concerned that he’ll someday head to the NBA.
Golf tournament to honor memory of McLouth student, provide funds for scholarships
September 28, 2012
A golf tournament and silent auction to benefit a charity founded in honor of a 16-year-old McLouth student killed in Costa Rica will be held Sunday at the Dub’s Dread Golf Club in Kansas City, Kan.
Best of Lawrence 2012: Best Place for Romance
September 28, 2012
White tablecloths, roses in vases, accordion music and spaghetti aren’t the only route to romance.
Judge rules father’s interview admissible in trial about children tied up in Walmart parking lot
September 28, 2012
Douglas County District Judge Paula Martin on Friday denied a motion to suppress a police interview with an Illinois man accused of binding two of his children by their hands and feet June 13 in the parking lot of a Lawrence Walmart.
Ottawa man sentenced to more than four years in prison for his role in robbery
September 28, 2012
A Douglas County district judge sentenced a 22-year-old Ottawa man on Friday to 52 months in prison on three counts of robbery.
City to sell compost Saturday
September 28, 2012
Area gardeners will have another opportunity to purchase loads of compost from the city of Lawrence this weekend. The city will host a bulk compost sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Wood Recovery and Composting Facility, 1420 E. 11th St. City crews will sell the compost for $10 per pickup-truck load. Limited supplies of the compost are available, and past events have run out before it was scheduled to end.
Free State soccer beats Leavenworth, 4-2
September 28, 2012
Free State High’s boys soccer team picked up a 4-2 home win over Leavenworth on Thursday.
Congressional, legislative candidates set to appear at forum in Eudora on Sunday
September 28, 2012
A candidate forum featuring congressional and legislative candidates will be held Sunday in Eudora. The event is scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Eudora Middle Schools, 2635 Church St.
First Bell: West teacher uses her own memorabilia in lessons
September 28, 2012
News, et cetera, from schools in and around Douglas County.
Heard on the Hill: Some schools’ enrollments down, others’ up; longtime woodworker sharing secrets of veneer; Art Walk set for today
September 28, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Best of Lawrence 2012: Entertainment
September 28, 2012
The votes are in. Here are our winners for the Best of Lawrence: Entertainment.
The Best of Lawrence, the best in class
September 28, 2012
It’s hard to avoid election-year cliches with something like this, the 2012 Best of Lawrence issue. After all, we put it to a vote, and voters — you — came out in droves.
Best of Lawrence 2012: Best Blog
September 28, 2012
If you like your local commentary seasoned with wit, sex and booze, look no further than the Larryville Chronicles, happily residing on Blogspot after all these years.
Best of Lawrence 2012: Best Live Music
September 28, 2012
Liberty Hall turned 100 this year, celebrating with style in the form of a two-day, sold-out extravaganza performance (and street party!) from the Flaming Lips and proving it’s not too old to rock.
25 years ago: No mall means no distribution center, says developer attorney
September 28, 2012
“We are sure that Dillard’s will not locate their distribution center in a community where they do not have a retail store.”
40 years ago: City decides against pawn shop in OWL neighborhood
September 28, 2012
A “clerical error” had permitted the pawn shop to open.
Seabury volleyball splits two at Cair Paravel
September 28, 2012
Bishop Seabury Academy’s volleyball team split a pair of matches Thursday night, falling to host Cair Paravel, 25-14, 25-12, and defeating Heritage Christian, 25-21, 25-20.
KSHSAA bumps Seabury sports from 1A to 2A
September 28, 2012
Some of Bishop Seabury Academy’s sports teams will soon be competing at a different level.
LHS soccer sinks SMS, 3-1
September 28, 2012
Johannes Reiber scored twice and the Lawrence High boys soccer team cruised to a 3-1 victory over Shawnee Mission South on Thursday at LHS.
Letter to the Editor: Tax focus
September 28, 2012
in your Sept. 20 editorial, you equate “the 47 percent” with those who will vote for President Obama “no matter what.” I disagree with that statement.
Letter to the Editor: Oil addiction
September 28, 2012
The United States, a country that boasts of many freedoms, is fettered by the chains of a most grievous addiction. To speak more plainly, America’s drug of choice is petroleum.
Letter to the Editor: Parking costs
September 28, 2012
I’m trying to figure out why Lawrence needs to add another level to the parking garage for the library, the funds for which have already been approved by Lawrence voters.
FSHS volleyball 1-1; LHS 0-2 at O-East tri
September 28, 2012
Free State volleyball went 1-1 while Lawrence High lost both its matches on Thursday at the Olathe East triangular.
Best of Lawrence 2012: Best Local Band
September 28, 2012
Cowboy Indian Bear is an indie band of the 21st century — deep local ties and solid support, but also a keen eye to digital self-promotion and a willingness to experiment.
Horoscopes for Sept. 28
September 28, 2012
For Friday, Sept. 28, 2012: This year you feel luckier than you have in many years, as you often find yourself in the right place at the right time. Learn to detach from certain issues before a problem arises. If you are single, be open to the person who seems very different and unusual. If you are attached, the two of you need to plan a trip together.
Column: Lost Western Civ requirement will hurt KU
September 28, 2012
If Dean Anderson and his professors successfully transform KU into a glorified trade school, the losers won’t just be students. As historian Edward Gibbon argued, the Roman Empire fell largely because its citizens forsook their society’s formative moral and intellectual values and became easy prey for Gothic hordes. Tragically, at KU, the barbarians aren’t at the gate, but ensconced in the highest levels of the university’s faculty and administration.
Regional prep sports roundups: Sept. 28
September 28, 2012
Your weekly roundup of news and notes from Baldwin, De Soto, Eudora, Shawnee and Tonganoxie.
Opinion: Does free speech cover free advice?
September 28, 2012 in print edition on A10
North Carolina is giving Steve Cooksey some choices. He can stop speaking. Or he can get a Ph.D. in nutrition, or a medical degree, or a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and then pass an examination after completing a 900-hour clinical internship. Or he can skip this onerous credentialing, keep speaking and risk prosecution.
100 years ago: Inventory at drug stores to be inspected for purity
September 28, 2012
“Preparations for protecting the people of Lawrence from impure and injurious drugs were made here today.”
Tye-rrific: WR Hughes leads Free State football past SMN, 55-14
September 28, 2012
When the players on one side of the football field know their opponents across the way have been down on their luck, they can either overlook the competition or steamroll it.
KU freshmen feeling pain of first basketball Boot Camp
September 28, 2012
There’s a four-letter word that best describes Bill Self’s Kansas University basketball Boot Camp.
Fister fiery, ‘Moose’ loose as Tigers beat Royals, 5-4
September 28, 2012
The Kansas City Royals may have another chance next week to spoil Detroit’s bid for a second straight AL Central title.
Seabury girls XC fourth, boys sixth at Maranatha
September 28, 2012
Bishop Seabury’ girls cross country team finished fourth Thursday in the Maranatha Invitational, while the Seahawks placed sixth in the boys competition.
Olathe South to test Lions’ defense tonight
September 28, 2012
Members of Lawrence High’s football team knew facing Olathe South for homecoming could prove to be an arduous task.
Editorial: Funding decline
Reduced funding is hurting the nation’s public research universities, a new report concludes.
September 28, 2012
A new report on the decline of funding for public research universities should be of special concern to Kansas lawmakers.
N.J. drama no shore thing
September 28, 2012
It’s official: New Jersey is the new Brooklyn. There was a time when that New York borough was the source of entertainment stereotypes: blue-collar guys, waitresses with hearts of gold and street-smart women who outwitted their Ivy League competition.