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To be determined: His position pending, LHS football’s Sutter intent on leading
August 13, 2013
Practice starts on Monday, the season kicks off a little more than three weeks from now and senior Tucker Sutter doesn’t know where on the football field he’ll line up for Lawrence High’s offense. By Benton Smith
Jayhawks adjust autograph policies after A&M investigation
August 13, 2013
Kansas University’s athletic department will continue to let its athletes sign autographs for fans, despite fallout from the Johnny Manziel sign-for-profit allegations at Texas A&M. By Gary Bedore
Weis singles out stars of KU football camp
August 13, 2013
One week into fall camp, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis has seen enough to feel comfortable handing out a few gold stars. The positive reports, which came during a meeting with the media Tuesday morning between two-a-day practice sessions, included both newcomers and veterans and reached both sides of the line of scrimmage. By Matt Tait
Royals come up empty in 1-0 loss to Marlins
August 13, 2013
Bruce Chen is a student of pitching. It’s one of the reasons the soft-tossing, 36-year-old left-hander still has a starting job with the Kansas City Royals. It’s also why he could appreciate Marlins counterpart Jose Fernandez on Tuesday night. Chen and Fernandez went pitch-for-pitch in a tidy matchup of contrasting starters, each of them lasting seven innings. They turned over a scoreless game to their bullpens, and the Marlins came through on Christian Yelich’s RBI single in the 10th for a 1-0 victory.
City balks at plan to allow motorists to use credit cards for new downtown parking garage
August 13, 2013
A plan to allow downtown motorists to use credit cards to pay fees at the city’s newest parking garage is in doubt. Lawrence city commissioners balked at the idea Tuesday night after commissioners were presented with new information about how much credit card companies would charge for the service at the new Vermont Street garage that is expected to open next month. By Chad Lawhorn
State education board may seek stiffer laws on reporting of teachers with felony convictions
August 13, 2013
The Kansas State Board of Education revoked the licenses of six teachers who were recently convicted of felony offenses, including four involving sex offenses with minors. But state officials say many more cases may be slipping through the cracks because few prosecutors are complying with a state law to notify the agency of felony convictions in their jurisdictions. By Peter Hancock
ACLU notifies Kobach of intention to file voting rights lawsuit
August 13, 2013
The American Civil Liberties Union today notified Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach that it will file a lawsuit in 90 days if the state doesn’t address the issue of approximately 14,000 voter registration applications that are in limbo. By Scott Rothschild
Once home to a university-run high school, nearly century-old KU building demolished
August 13, 2013
Built in 1915, the University Relations building on Oread Avenue was once home to a high school taught by students at the KU School of Education. After a second life as a faculty club, it become offices for the KU Endowment, University Relations and, for the last 13 years storage space. Last week it was demolished because it was structurally unsound. By Ben Unglesbee
Kansas Board of Regents indicates it will pursue in-depth study of new concealed carry law
August 13, 2013
The Kansas Board of Regents on Tuesday indicated it would pursue an in-depth study of the recent law that will allow concealed carry of handguns on the campuses of higher education institutions. By Scott Rothschild
Section of Iowa Street open again after closing for damaged gas line
01:02 p.m., August 13, 2013 Updated 01:10 p.m.
A section of Iowa Street has been opened again after police briefly closed it this afternoon because of a damaged gas line near the intersection of Iowa Street and Oxford Lane.
Cliff’s notes: Charlie Weis press conference: Aug. 13
August 13, 2013
Keeping the tradition from last week, here’s the new-look Cliff’s notes version from Kansas coach Charlie Weis at his press conference today.
Highway patrol working overtime through Labor Day to catch drunken drivers
August 13, 2013
The highway patrol will be working overtime in the next two weeks to catch drunken drivers in Kansas, through a Labor Day weekend that traditionally sees a rash of deadly accidents. By Ian Cummings
40 years ago: Rainy windstorm brings early end to Fair’s final night
August 13, 2013
Mother Nature had other ideas.
Letter: Baldwin schools
August 13, 2013 in print edition on A8
Regarding the article on the sale of Baldwin school buildings, a few further points are needed. 
Letter: Real danger
August 13, 2013 in print edition on A8
The question posed in the Faith Forum last Saturday was: “Was Satan a real person?” He is best described in Revelations 12 as a heavenly being who is cast out of heaven to earth with his angels. He accused the brethren day and night; just like he did with Job. I John 3:8 says, “Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.”  James warns the proud (James 4:7), “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Jesus said in John 10:10, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” 
25 years ago: Man charged in murder ruled incompetent to stand trial
August 13, 2013
He was ordered to the custody of the Larned State Security Hospital.
100 years ago: Fall from horse kills Lawrence teen
August 13, 2013
“The boy was unconscious when found and never was able to tell the story of his accident.”
After multiple diagnoses, cancer fighter never down for the count
August 13, 2013
Lawrence resident Chuck Berg has spent most of his adult life teaching others about the joys of music, film, art and philosophy. But during a trying six-year period in which he fought three types of cancer and flirted with the other side more times than he can remember, this consummate educator learned more about himself, his support system and survival than he dreamed was possible. By Matt Tait
ZOMBIE Walk/Bike/Run this Saturday
August 13, 2013
A ZOMBIE is coming to Lawrence on Saturday, but this one won’t attack. It’s mission is actually centered on health and wellness. The second annual ZOMBIE Walk/Bike/Run, hosted by Douglas County Housing, Inc., will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Edgewood Homes, 1600 Haskell Ave.
Letter: Nice gesture
August 13, 2013 in print edition on A8
Any act of unselfish kindness performed by any institution is a rare thing that deserves to be reported.
Editorial: Virtual schools
Virtual schools provide a valuable service, but local school officials are right to be taking a closer look at how those schools are working in the Lawrence district.
August 13, 2013 in print edition on A8
At the beginning of another school year, a story in Saturday’s Journal-World calls attention to a district school that many local residents know little about: the Lawrence Virtual School and the Lawrence Virtual High School. The story also raises some questions and concerns about those schools and looks at how school district leaders are hoping to address some of those issues.
Opinion: U.S. is low on leverage in Arab world
August 13, 2013 in print edition on A8
The “Arab Spring” may not have succeeded in bringing democracy to the Middle East. But it has provided powerful evidence of a different phenomenon: the illusion of U.S. influence over governments we once considered our clients.
Horoscopes for Aug. 13
August 13, 2013
For Tuesday, Aug. 13 This year you have many demands domestically. How you handle them will impact other areas of your life. If you are single, someone you become romantically involved with might become a live-in quickly. If you are attached, look within if you’re not feeling content.
It takes a village to keep man with ALS living at home
August 13, 2013
Even though he has a debilitating neurological disorder, Kent Smalter considers himself lucky. This is his story. By Giles Bruce