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Remembering the Holocaust, to prevent it from repeating
April 10, 2013
Speakers, including Lawrence and Kansas University dignities and relatives of Holocaust survivors, shared stories of the mass genocide in front of about 65 people at the Kansas Union’s Alderson Auditorium on Wednesday night, with six of them lighting candles to represent the six million Jews killed in the tragedy. The purpose of the event: to not allow the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust to have died in vain, and to instead use their memory to prevent future atrocities. By Giles Bruce
County names Criqui to replace Farmer on economic development board
April 10, 2013
Jeremy Farmer, who was elected last week to a seat on the Lawrence City Commission, is resigning from the Joint Economic Development Council. Douglas County commissioners have named Scott Criqui, who lost his bid for a city commission seat, as Farmer’s replacement. By Peter Hancock
KU water conference aims to find out what Midwest can learn from rest of world about drought
April 10, 2013
Area residents, especially those with an eye on agriculture, may be aware of the years-long drought that has afflicted the Midwest. But what about the droughts in sub-Saharan Africa or central India? Other parts of the globe, too, are confronting chronically dry climates. And Kansas University researchers who study other regions of the world are putting on a conference this week in part to see what Midwesterners can learn from them. By Matt Erickson
Rainy weather could signal easing of drought conditions
April 10, 2013
The idea that this week’s rains signal some relief from the drought might not be purely wishful thinking. Even if the showers stop after Wednesday night, as the local forecast suggests, and Lawrence finishes the week with not much more than an inch of rain, the region is trending wetter, according to climatologists at the National Drought Mitigation Center in Lincoln, Neb. Ian Cummings
New science standards to come before State Board of Education
April 10, 2013
The final draft of the Next Generation Science Standards has been released and will be discussed at next week’s Kansas State Board of Education meeting. Some officials expect controversy over the standards’ emphasis on evolution and climate change. By Peter Hancock
Governor forms committee to increase recreational, tourism opportunities on Kansas River
April 10, 2013
The committee’s work will build on last year’s designation of the Kansas River as a National Water Trail by the U.S. Department of Interior. By Scott Rothschild
Eudora High School announces honor rolls
April 10, 2013
These Eudora High School students have been named to honor rolls for the third quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.
Lawrence area chess champions in national competitions
April 10, 2013
Chess players from the Lawrence school district brought home trophies from the U.S. Chess Federation Super Nationals tournament in Nashville. Two other players who won state competitions will compete at national tournaments later this year. By Peter Hancock
Obama’s budget includes $714 million for construction of bioscience lab in Manhattan
April 10, 2013
Efforts to build a new biosecurity lab in Kansas are getting a huge boost, as President Barack Obama sends Congress a budget proposal that includes $714 million for construction of the facility at Kansas State University. By The Associated Press
Plant operators working to control another round of taste and odor problems in city’s drinking water
April 10, 2013
There are early signs that Lawrence officials once again will spend the summer fighting an organic battle to prevent the city’s drinking water from having taste and odor issues. By Chad Lawhorn
LHS tennis, other events canceled
10:21 a.m., April 10, 2013 Updated 01:29 p.m.
Tennis players at Lawrence High, Junior varsity golfers from Lawrence and Free State, as well as a few other prep athletes, won’t be competing Wednesday due to rain.
LHS softball falls in doubleheader
April 10, 2013
Lawrence High softball dropped a doubleheader at Olathe South on Tuesday, 2-1 and 9-2.
SM East defeats FSHS soccer, 4-1
April 10, 2013
Free State girls soccer fell, 4-1, to Shawnee Mission East on Tuesday at FSHS.
LHS soccer loses to Olathe NW, 6-0
April 10, 2013
Although Lawrence High’s girls soccer team held visiting Olathe Northwest to one first-half goal Tuesday night at LHS, the Lions fell, 6-0.
Firebirds 1st, Lions 2nd at FSHS swim invite
April 10, 2013
Free State girls swimming won its own invitational meet with 638 points, followed by Lawrence High with 476 points, on Tuesday at Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center.
Free State baseball tops Shawnee Mission West in extras
April 10, 2013
Joe Dineen knew there was no turning back. After reaching second base on a sacrifice bunt by teammate Jacob Caldwell, the Free State outfielder saw that no one was covering third in the Firebirds’ 5-4 extra-inning victory over Shawnee Mission West. By Jesse Newell
Firebirds cruise past Shawnee Mission North in softball twinbill
April 10, 2013
The Free State softball team breezed to 11-0 and 14-0 run-rule victories over Shawnee Mission North on Tuesday at Free State, improving to 7-1 to remain in a tie for first place in the Sunflower League standings.
Bell, LHS baseball speed to shutout of Leavenworth
April 10, 2013
Lawrence High starting pitcher Brandon Bell always works quickly on the mound, but he took it to another level Tuesday at home. By Benton Smith
Hack third, Free State golf second at home invitational
April 10, 2013
Free State’s Wilson Hack and Lawrence High’s Brett Van Blaricum tied for third place, and the Firebirds’ golf team took second at Tuesday’s Free State Invitational. By Tom Keegan
Opinion: Nice guy McLemore must beware frauds who come with fame
April 10, 2013
The pool into which Kansas freshman Ben McLemore is about to plunge is rife with jewels. And jewel thieves. Column by Tom Keegan
FSHS tennis adds to dual dominance of LHS
April 10, 2013
The Free State boys tennis team’s dominant run in the City Showdown continued Tuesday with a 7-2 win, their 16th straight over rival Lawrence High. By Benton Smith
KU softball’s Kessler named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week
April 10, 2013
Kansas University freshman pitcher Kelsey Kessler was named the Big 12 Softball Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday.
Kansas baseball tops Iowa, 8-3
April 10, 2013
Kansas University’s Michael Suiter crossed the plate three times, adding two hits and an RBI single as the Jayhawk baseball team defeated Iowa, 8-3 on Tuesday.
New-look KU offensive line takes shape
April 10, 2013
Positional battles continue nearly everywhere on the field as Kansas University’s spring football game approaches, but the Jayhawks’ offensive line, which lost three multi-year starters from last season, is coming together. By Matt Tait
25 years ago: Health officials debate city’s AIDS resources
April 10, 2013
Healthcare officials said that there had not yet been enough cases here to judge the adequacy of Lawrence services.
40 years ago: Lawrence elects first female mayor
April 10, 2013
It was a unanimous, history-making vote.
100 years ago: Dentists’ convention fills Eldridge with toothy talk
April 10, 2013
“If you are looking for something startling or even entertaining, see that your path doesn’t lead you in the direction of a Dental Convention.”
Editorial: Ongoing concern
Concerns about including all services for people with developmental disabilities in the new KanCare program remain to be addressed.
April 10, 2013
Leaders of organizations that advocate for people who have developmental disabilities may have won the battle in the Kansas Senate this session, but it’s certain that the war is not over. Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce, R-Hutchinson, stressed as much when he said he has no plans for the Senate to take up the Senate substitute for House Bill 2155 that would limit services a Community Developmental Disability Organization (CDDO) could provide. The issues the bill was attempting to address still need to be faced, he warned.
Opinion: Gun laws won’t conquer evil
April 10, 2013 in print edition on A6
In 1983, when President Reagan ordered the deployment of missiles in Europe as part of his “peace through strength” strategy to counter the Soviet Union, the very liberal town of Takoma Park, Md., declared itself a “nuclear free zone.” City officials passed an ordinance known as The Takoma Park Nuclear Free Zone Act, which said, “work on nuclear weapons is prohibited within the city limits…”
Opinion: Time running out for Mideast action
April 10, 2013 in print edition on A6
When Secretary of State John Kerry revisits Israel and the West Bank this week, he’s unlikely to talk about what really needs discussing: What will Israel and the Palestinians do once the two-state solution dies?
Tune In Tonight: Does the domestic drama of ‘The Americans’ defy belief?
April 10, 2013
When it comes to spy thrillers, there’s no place like home. Now entering the home stretch of an impressive first season, “The Americans” (9 p.m., FX) is the latest show to re-emphasize that old adage from “The Wizard of Oz.”
How former Jayhawks fared in April 9 NBA games
April 10, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Tuesday’s NBA games.
Horoscopes for April 10
April 10, 2013
For Wednesday, April 10: This year, you experience a new beginning in a significant area of your life. To others, you will seem as if you have endless energy and creativity, and they will be right. If you are single, you might choose a relationship in which someone puts you on a pedestal. If you are attached, make sure that you share the limelight and/or dote on your sweetie, or he or she might become very uncomfortable and difficult.