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LHS, Baldwin soccer play to draw
April 8, 2013
A 2-2 tie against Class 4A Baldwin wasn’t exactly what Lawrence High’s soccer players had in mind. By Benton Smith
School board OK’s $4.1 million in projects; reorganizes administration
April 8, 2013
The Lawrence school board voted to approve $4.1 million in projects that were not covered by the recently-passed bond issue. The administration office will also get a shake-up, with more staff moved into schools to prepare for technology overhaul. By Peter Hancock
KU guard Ben McLemore sets press conference for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday
April 8, 2013
Kansas redshirt freshman guard Ben McLemore — along with KU coach Bill Self — will address the media in a press conference at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Double Take: Contest on to select new co-author
April 8, 2013
Today begins the eighth contest to find the 10th co-author of Double Take.
Fix-It Chick: Replace a wooden ax handle
April 8, 2013
Replacing an ax handle can be a daunting task, but for higher-quality ax heads, replacing a broken handle with a well-seasoned, kiln-dried one makes sense. By Linda Cottin
Delicious/Nutritious: Bring on the garlic!
April 8, 2013
This month’s Delicious/Nutritious ingredient is garlic, so get your breath mints ready.
The Fashion Column: Weather will dictate your outfit, so always be prepared
April 8, 2013
There’s no disputing the fact that we all have eventful social calendars where we spend the bulk of spring outside, so you’ll want to be dressed to impress with the always-practical element in mind. By Emily Kennedy
Hensley says Republican leaders delayed wrap-up session to attend summit
April 8, 2013
The influence held by the American Legislative Exchange Council over bills considered by the Kansas Legislature has been a contentious subject in recent years. But Democrats said Monday that ALEC is now determining when the Kansas Legislature actually meets. Republican legislative leaders denied that was the case. By Scott Rothschild
Democrats criticize Brownback over comments made in national radio address
April 8, 2013
Democratic leaders on Monday criticized Gov. Sam Brownback for telling a national audience that the Kansas budget went from deficit to surplus without a tax increase or cuts to school funding. By Scott Rothschild
Lawrence schools sending two students to congressional debate nationals
April 8, 2013
Grace Phillips of Free State High School and Lauren Pauls of Lawrence High School qualified to the National Forensics League national tournament in congressional debate. The national tournament is June 16-21 in Birmingham, Ala.
Thatcher had ties to Douglas County
April 8, 2013
Many people might not realize it, but former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died Monday at the age of 87, had direct ties to eastern Kansas and Douglas County. The chapel she attended as a child, and where her father was a minister, was relocated to Baldwin City’s Baker University in 1996. Thatcher attended its dedication, an event still fresh in the mind of many of the attendees. By Giles Bruce
Work on Kansas River bridges in downtown Lawrence to begin next week
April 8, 2013
A construction project that will impact traffic on the Kansas River bridges in downtown Lawrence has been delayed a week.
Abortion rights supporters will ask Brownback to reject bills, but he is likely to sign them into law
April 8, 2013
Supporters of a woman’s right to have an abortion will deliver petitions Tuesday to Gov. Sam Brownback, urging him to veto bills on abortion, but Brownback will most likely sign the measures into law. By Scott Rothschild
KU atheist group having conference this month
April 8, 2013
The Kansas University Society of Open-Minded Atheists and Agnostics group later this month will present an interfaith panel on morality and visits from a comedian, a singer and an ex-member of Topeka’s Westboro Baptist Church.
Experts to discuss KU’s new historic district at public presentation
April 8, 2013
Two experts will tell the story of the new Kansas University campus historic district at a public presentation this weekend.
Following second meeting with Bill Self, guard Rio Adams decides he will transfer from KU
01:48 p.m., April 8, 2013 Updated 02:16 p.m.
Kansas University freshman guard Rio Adams will transfer from KU at the end of the school year, KU coach Bill Self said Monday. By Gary Bedore
Big Brother Big Sisters to hold Bowl for Kids’ Sake this weekend
April 8, 2013
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County will kick off its annual fundraiser this week.
19-year-old Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of having sex with minor
April 8, 2013
A 19-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Friday afternoon on two counts of having sex with a minor and one count of contributing to the misconduct of a child. By Shaun Hittle
After long winter, Lawrence Farmers’ Market kicks off Saturday
April 8, 2013
Winter stayed late this year — darn near up until the opening week of the Lawrence Farmers’ Market. But not to worry. Thanks to hoop houses and cold-weather crops, farmers say there will be plenty of fresh produce when the downtown market opens for the season on Saturday. By Sara Shepherd
Ottawa boy, 4, receives minor injuries after another child shoots him with BB gun
April 8, 2013
A 4-year-old Ottawa boy accidentally shot another 4-year-old boy in the cheek with a BB gun Sunday afternoon, according to Adam Weingartner, spokesman for the Ottawa Police Department. By Shaun Hittle
Mrs. Kansas, a Lawrence resident, uses platform to raise awareness about poverty
April 8, 2013
Last month, Lawrence resident Elizabeth Stephens was crowned Mrs. Kansas, and will compete for the national title later this year. The 32-year-old is using the platform to shine a light on family homelessness in America, an issue she knows about from experience. By Giles Bruce
Editorial: Risky business
City officials should take a look at ways to help protect local police officers against violent attacks.
April 8, 2013
Three times last week, Lawrence police officers have been injured while making arrests. Battling with police officers cannot be tolerated.
25 years ago: Rumors flying on KU coach’s future plans
April 8, 2013
A press conference was expected shortly.
40 years ago: Missing Watkins pinnacle resurfaces
April 8, 2013
The spire had been knocked off the roof by lightning.
Could city’s creative placemaking efforts downtown lead to unwanted gentrification?
Some fear low-income residents would be pushed out of neighborhood, experts say prevention is in the process
April 8, 2013
As Lawrence looks to take advantage of its cultural heritage in hopes of encouraging economic development, it faces a dilemma: What if the efforts end up pushing out some of the very people who give the targeted neighborhoods their unique flavor? The area covered by Lawrence’s newly designated cultural district is home to many low-income residents and artists, some who fear attention and improvements might increase property values so much they could no longer afford to live and work there. By Sara Shepherd
KU Wounded Warrior Scholarship winner’s life changed when he asked for help
April 8, 2013
Anthony Schmiedeler said the toughest transition he’s made wasn’t from high school to the Marine Corps. It was from serving in Iraq to becoming a community-college student. But a few years later, he’s one of the first winners of Kansas University’s Wounded Warrior Scholarship, all thanks to a simple choice. By Matt Erickson
Opinion: War-weary nation wary of Syria
April 8, 2013 in print edition on A8
Talking with members of Congress at a gathering here last week was an education in the public’s wariness of new foreign entanglements — especially in Syria. It was a reminder that the post-Iraq era is only beginning, and that it may limit America’s ability to exercise power for the next few years.
Opinion: Free expression bypasses abortion issue
April 8, 2013 in print edition on A8
We know Johns Hopkins University is devoted to diversity, because it says so. Its “Diversity and Inclusion Statement,” a classic of the genre, says the university is “committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion … by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of students.” Hopkins has an Office of Institutional Equity and a “Diversity Leadership Council” that defines “inclusion” as “active, thoughtful and ongoing engagement with each other.” Unless you are a member of Voice for Life, an anti-abortion group.
100 years ago: KU student missing after Easter break
April 8, 2013
“The lost co-ed is a Freshman, Elsie Luckey.”
Horoscopes for April 8
April 8, 2013
For Monday, April 8: This year you will express yourself in an assertive and clear manner, and you’ll see excellent results. Still, you might become reclusive for short periods of time. If you are single, you could attract someone quite different. If you are attached, be on guard.
The perfect wedding invitation: Bride following etiquette will help guests follow suit
April 8, 2013
Can I bring my kids? What do I wear? This venue’s in the middle of nowhere — how do I get there? All those envelopes, inserts and fancy-sounding phrases on the wedding invitation that just arrived in the mail? Take note. These aren’t just stuffy old traditions that serve no purpose — they hold many of the clues you need to be a faux pas-free wedding guest. By Sara Shepherd