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Lawrence man found not guilty of raping college student
April 26, 2013
A Douglas County jury found a 32-year-old Lawrence man not guilty Friday after he was charged with the rape of a 24-year old local college student in October.
Green’ theology scholar preaches return to our roots
April 26, 2013
Area congregations and universities are welcoming “green” theology scholar Larry Rasmussen to Lawrence from Sunday through Tuesday to discuss what they say is the most critical issue facing mankind: our treatment of the environment. By Giles Bruce
Opinion: Lawrence attorney motivated for GoRuck Challenge
April 26, 2013
It’s called a GoRuck Challenge and it’s as close to military special-operations training as a civilian can experience. By Tom Keegan
Kansas River bridges reopened, but to be narrowed to single lane again Wednesday
April 26, 2013
The US 40 bridges over the Kansas River will reduced to one lane again Wednesday for continued repairs.
KU softball postponed Friday
April 26, 2013
Because of rainy conditions, the Kansas softball team has postponed Friday’s 6 p.m. game against Baylor.
Media campaign launched to lobby governor on behalf of those with developmental disabilities
April 26, 2013
Advocates announced on Friday a campaign urging Gov. Sam Brownback to exclude long-term care services for those with developmental disabilities from KanCare. By Scott Rothschild
Turnpike leader Johnston is leaving
April 26, 2013
Michael Johnston, the president and chief executive officer of the Kansas Turnpike Authority, who was thrust into the middle of a political battle this legislative session over control of the turnpike, announced on Friday he will retire from his position. The announcement came one week after Gov. Sam Brownback signed into law a bill that would make his appointed secretary of transportation also the director of operations of the Turnpike Authority, which oversees the 236-mile Kansas Turnpike. By Scott Rothschild
Lawrence man arrested for breaking into, sleeping in, vehicle
April 26, 2013
A 22-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of breaking into a vehicle and falling asleep in it.
Lawrence man punched in face by stranger on Massachusetts Street
April 26, 2013
A Lawrence man reported to police that he was punched in the face by an unidentified man in the 1000 block of Massachusetts about 2:30 a.m. Friday morning.
Haskell University to conduct campus shooting drill May 1
April 26, 2013
Haskell Indian Nations University will hold an “active shooter” drill on May 1 to practice safety procedures to be used in a campus shooting.
KU coach Bill Self says Hunter Mickelson ‘more of a perimeter player’ than Jeff Withey
Coach also addresses open assistant coaching spot, says he will hire from outside
12:17 p.m., April 26, 2013 Updated 02:17 p.m.
Kansas coach Bill Self announced the addition of Arkansas 6-foot-10 transfer Hunter Mickelson on Friday morning.
KU tennis wins Big 12 tournament opener
April 26, 2013
Kansas University won the doubles point, then claimed three straight-set singles victories to open the Big 12 Tennis Championships with a 4-1 victory over Iowa State on Thursday at Headington Family Tennis Center.
Lions’ Irick 4th at league tennis
April 26, 2013
Lawrence High’s Thomas Irick placed fourth in No. 1 singles Thursday at the Sunflower League boys tennis tournament.
Free State soccer edges O-North
April 26, 2013
Jessica Ferguson, Hadyn Hutchison and Rylee Fuerst scored for Free State, and the Firebirds defeated Olathe North, 3-2, on Thursday in high school girls soccer.
Firebirds win swimming quad
April 26, 2013
Free State High’s swimming and diving team rolled to the team title at the Shawnee Mission North quad on Thursday.
LHS softball drops twinbill
April 26, 2013
Lawrence High’s softball team dropped a pair of decisions Thursday to Olathe East, 12-2 and 8-0.
Free State wins in baseball, 12-8
April 26, 2013
Free State scored nine runs in the first three innings and defeated Shawnee Mission Northwest, 12-8, in high school baseball Thursday.
Free State softball sweeps SM West, runs winning streak to nine
April 26, 2013
Emily Byers spanked a solo home run over the center-field wall at Free State, inciting a nine-run inning and an easy, 14-0, five-inning victory to open the doubleheader. Free State swept with an 8-2 victory in Game 2. By Benton Smith
Resurgent Lions rout SM South in baseball, 7-1
April 26, 2013
Adam Rea’s home run helped Lawrence High beat up on Shawnee Mission South, 7-1. By Jesse Newell
25 years ago: Former CIA director speaks at KU
April 26, 2013
Turner said that there was “no single, simple strategy” for fighting the growing threat of terrorism.
40 years ago: Residents, administrators discuss school closings
April 26, 2013
Administrators said that closing the schools would save the district money and eliminate duplication of services.
Letter: Election defense
April 26, 2013
Venezuela has a model electoral system, widely praised as one of the fairest and most transparent in the world by organizations such as the Carter Center.
KU school celebrating 100 years of architecture education — and late nights of work
April 26, 2013
The lights are always on at Marvin Hall, or so it is often said among people who’ve passed through the Kansas University architecture program over the years. They’ll certainly be on this weekend, when KU architecture alumni return for a centennial celebration for the program. By Matt Erickson
Editorial: Valued volunteers
April 26, 2013
Local volunteers got a well-deserved moment in the spotlight this week.
Community museum volunteer brings history alive for visitors
April 26, 2013
Look at Lawrence’s colorful past through Charlie Thomas’ lens, and you’ll see a story filled with curiosities, wonders and intrigue. By Micki Chestnut
100 years ago: Driver in yesterday’s auto fatality arrested
April 26, 2013
“Phenicie stated that he was not going more than eight miles an hour.”
Opinion: Internet fuels ‘homegrown’ terrorists
April 26, 2013 in print edition on A8
Last Friday, not long after the alleged marathon bombers were identified, a friend forwarded me a frantic Facebook message she’d received from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s high school history teacher.
How former Jayhawks fared in April 25 NBA games
April 26, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday’s NBA playoff games.
Horoscopes for April 26
April 26, 2013
For Friday, April 26: This year you have the opportunity to make an impression on others. Your very presence exudes a sense of compassion. If you are single, you could encounter a foreigner who opens you up to an entirely different lifestyle. If you are attached, the two of you will want to meet new people and make new friends.