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Event honors ‘everyday heroes’
April 23, 2013
The Celebration of Volunteers! event presented by the United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center at the Carnegie Building on Tuesday evening honored the “everyday heroes” who make Lawrence what it is today. By Giles Bruce
City commissioners want to study whether Lawrence needs new plan to guide growth and development
April 23, 2013
At their Tuesday evening meeting, city commissioners began questioning whether the city’s guiding plan for growth and development— Horizon 2020 — is nearing the end of its useful life. By Chad Lawhorn
Brownback, Gray-Little say stable state funding important to KU’s efforts to improve
April 23, 2013
A stable level of state funding will allow Kansas University to continue its efforts to improve itself, Gov. Sam Brownback said Tuesday during a visit to KU to defend his proposed budget for higher education.
KDOT bridge projects on U.S. 56 causing headaches
April 23, 2013
Douglas County commissioners will consider traffic restrictions on certain township roads around Baldwin City. The roads are seeing increased traffic because of bridge replacement projects on U.S. Highway 56. By Peter Hancock
Kansas judge blocks use of ‘In Cold Blood’ files
April 23, 2013
A judge ruled Tuesday that investigation materials pertaining to the 1959 “In Cold Blood” murders that a Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent kept at home may not be auctioned off or publicly revealed until he’s had a chance to review them.
Local leaders unveil community health plan
April 23, 2013
The community health plan outlines goals for improving access to health care, nutrition and physical activity while reducing poverty. But putting the plan into action remains a challenge. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence, Free State call off Tuesday high school games
April 23, 2013
Tuesday’s combination of wet and cold weather inspired both Lawrence High and Free State to postpone all scheduled athletic events.
Stroke patients in good hands at KU Hospital
April 23, 2013
Strokes are the fourth leading cause of the death in the U.S., hospitalizing nearly a million Americans every year. Stroke patients in eastern Kansas are lucky to have one of the leading stroke centers in the nation nearby, at Kansas University Hospital. Here is one of their stories. By Giles Bruce
KU tweaks baseball, softball slates
April 23, 2013
Kansas University canceled its baseball game scheduled for today and postponed a softball doubleheader a day because of forecasted bad weather.
Seabury swims to sixth place
April 23, 2013
Bishop Seabury Academy’s girls swimming team finished sixth out of 11 teams Monday at the Topeka West Invitational.
Firebird Alex Green 3rd at golf meet
April 23, 2013
Free State High’s Alex Green tied for third, just one stroke behind the top medalist, at the Topeka West Golf Invitational on Monday at Topeka Country Club.
‘Little Relays’ gives other high school track athletes a chance
April 23, 2013
With so many runners, throwers and jumpers competing at a varsity track meet, the successes of some high school athletes get overlooked or cast aside as minutiae when other teammates are scoring most of the points and collecting all of the medals. By Benton Smith
KU’s Chris Gilbert takes early lead at Big 12 men’s golf
April 23, 2013
Kansas University senior Chris Gilbert shot a first-round-best 69 to lead the field after 18 holes and sat in third place when play was suspended near the end of the second round of the Big 12 Men’s Golf Championship on Monday at Prairie Dunes Country Club.
Joe Dooley wins over Gulf Coast players
April 23, 2013
Joe Dooley was introduced Monday as new head coach at Florida Gulf Coast University. By Gary Bedore
Human trafficking measure now law
April 23, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback signed a new law Monday designed to strengthen efforts in Kansas to combat human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of young women.
Opinion: Preps weather ‘crazy’ weather
April 23, 2013
Parents of high school athletes: Just realize it’s nice of you to show up to watch your breath and some baseball or softball or soccer. Over and over and over. By Tom Keegan
A running battle: A look at Kansas football’s strongest position
April 23, 2013
It’s no secret that the Kansas University football program’s strongest position heading into the 2013 season is running back. Here’s a quick look at the focus for each of KU’s top four returning backs this offseason. By Matt Tait and Tom Keegan
How former Jayhawks fared in April 22 NBA games
April 23, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Monday’s NBA playoff games.
KU students find real success as mock diplomats
April 23, 2013
A downed U.S. aircraft in Venezuela, with its crew detained: This was one of the problems facing a group of Kansas University students at a Model Organization of American States conference in Washington, D.C., last month. The problems were fake, but the students’ success wasn’t, their instructor says. By Matt Erickson
40 years ago: Recent inspection reveals sub-par conditions at nursing home
April 23, 2013
The State Department of Health was considering revoking the license of the Wakarusa Manor Nursing Home.
100 years ago: Lawrence police perplexed by possible crime scene
April 23, 2013
“They have heard of no trouble of any sort in this part of town, no one has been reported as missing or injured.”
Letter: Cooker control
April 23, 2013
I feel that our brave Kansas legislators should take their attention off of background checks for guns and focus on a much more pressing and dangerous issue: background checks for pressure cookers.
Letter: Learning theory
April 23, 2013
America has numerous problems waiting to be fixed or not to be fixed; some expand internationally.
Editorial: Flex plan?
The role of the city’s comprehensive plan once again is up for debate.
April 23, 2013
Lawrence’s new city commission tonight will get a taste of an old dish that seems never to go off the local menu: Development and the comprehensive plan.
Opinion: Venezuela’s Maduro off to bad start
April 23, 2013 in print edition on A10
While media coverage of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s inauguration on Friday centered on the contested April 14 election results, a dramatic escalation of government human rights violations since the election has gone virtually unnoticed.
Tune In Tonight: ‘Hearst’ tells different tale from ‘Kane’
April 23, 2013
As media experiences go, there’s nothing more peculiar — and interesting — than spin control seven decades after the fact. Released in conduction with the 125th anniversary of the Hearst Corp., the documentary “Citizen Hearst” (7 p.m., BIO) has the unenviable task of retelling its subject’s story, a tale many people will associate with the 1941 drama “Citizen Kane,” whose title character was loosely based on Hearst. And that’s only a film generally considered to be the greatest movie ever made.
25 years ago: Local judges doubt effectiveness of new drunk-driving law
April 23, 2013
The state law permitted judges to require an “ignition interlock device” in the cars of drunk drivers.
Horoscopes for April 23
April 23, 2013
For Tuesday, April 23: This year you will wish for a little more downtime, as you often are regarded as the source of excitement. If you open up and allow your judgments to fade, you could see life from a new, productive perspective. If you are single, you approach life with more enthusiasm, which will attract people who might be depressed. If you are attached, you see life more optimistically if you are willing to make needed changes.
Letter: Dr. Brownback?
April 23, 2013
It’s clear that our legislators and Gov. Brownback are much better informed than our doctors about women’s reproductive health and how to diagnose, treat and counsel women regarding their needs.