Archive for Monday, August 12, 2013

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12:00 a.m.
From the Data Center at Kansas University's Computer Services Facility, high-speek fiber optic cables run to buildings around the campus to connect them to the university's data network. Protecting KU’s information assets in a dangerous digital world
August 12, 2013
With a budget of less than half a million dollars, Rob Arnold and his team at KU IT security are working to protect KU’s digital assets from internal and external cyber-criminals. “I don’t think it would be right to characterize what we see here as a massive upswing in attacks,” he said. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the university’s systems are safe. “We are under heavy attack, and we fairly well always have been.” By Ben Unglesbee
11:16 a.m.
A favorite part of Lawrence high geography teacher David Platt's job is the time he gets to spend taking groups of students on international trips. About two years ago, Platt was hospitalized and severely injured after a head-on collision near St. Louis. After making a recovery, Platt has returned to traveling. He will be leading a group of students on a trip to Beijing next spring break. LHS teacher recovers from accident to continue world travel
August 12, 2013
International travel plays a big part in Lawrence High School teacher David Platt’s life. For the past decade and a half, he has been introducing numerous local students to countries and cultures the world over. But a devastating car accident two years ago almost put a stop to it all. By Giles Bruce
2:24 p.m.
Tonya Ketchum, Lawrence, and Mike Anderson, Ottawa, participate in a square dance exhibition performed by the Lawrence based square dance group Happy Time Squares, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds during the annual free fair. Hooked on square dancing
August 12, 2013
Look at the clusters of faces as they spin back and forth, and one thing stands out: There’s a big smile on every one. That tends to happen when you square dance, say members of Lawrence’s Happy Time Squares.
5:25 p.m.
The Lawrence Police Department's new armored vehicle has arrived and is ready for use, police officials say. The city bought the bullet-proof vehicle, which is meant to rescue civilians and protect officers in armed confrontations, with a $152,500 Homeland Security grant the city won last year. Armored vehicle, recently bought by Lawrence police with federal grant, appearing on city streets
August 12, 2013
The Lawrence Police Department’s newest set of wheels has arrived, and has started making appearances around town. It’s hard to miss: a shiny new armored truck with bulletproof windows and what looks like a battering ram on the front bumper. The price tag is serious, too: $152,500, bought with federal money obtained under a Homeland Security grant. By Ian Cummings

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Editorial: Pending plans
The Delawares appear to be involved in some complicated negotiations, but Lawrence residents and officials would appreciate any additional information they can share about their plans for their recent
August 12, 2013 in print edition on A8
It’s only natural that local residents would be curious about the Delaware tribe’s plans for a prominent piece of property near the East Lawrence interchange on the Kansas Turnpike.