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Archive for Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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Our Town Sports (Aug. 15)
August 14, 2013
Here’s a look at Our Town Sports for Aug. 15.
Schedules set for LHS, FSHS fall sports jamborees
August 14, 2013
The athletic departments at both Lawrence and Free State high schools will showcase their fall sports teams at jamborees during the last week of August. The campus-wide festivities kick off Aug. 28 at LHS, and Aug. 29 at FSHS.
D-line coach: KU newcomer Bolton rusty, but star talent
August 14, 2013
Because of his elite blend of power and speed, Andrew Bolton, a 6-foot-3, 280-pound Kansas University defensive end by way of junior college, developed quite a reputation during the recruiting process for being the type of player who could make a major difference in a short time. By Matt Tait
Royals’ series streak snapped after consecutive losses to Marlins
August 14, 2013
Elliot Johnson had a bead on the grounder until the moment it slipped between his legs. The Kansas City Royals were clinging to a one-run lead in the seventh inning when Johnson, filling in for the injured Mike Moustakas at third base, let a groundball off the bat of the Miami Marlins’ Christian Yelich reach left field for an error. Donovan Solano and Logan Morrison followed with RBI groundouts Wednesday, giving Miami the go-ahead runs in what turned into a 5-2 victory over the Royals.
Special police detail seeks to curb dangerous behavior among college students
August 14, 2013
Lawrence always gets a little wilder around this time of year, as a new population of college students arrives and starts partying. But police here have organized a welcoming party of their own, deploying a special unit of patrol officers this week tasked with curbing risky behavior such as drunken driving, public intoxication, and jaywalking. Tasked with protecting young people from their own mistakes, they will be writing tickets, and sometimes making arrests, for the next several months. By Ian Cummings
State board refutes Common Core privacy concerns
August 14, 2013
Critics of the Common Core reading and math standards continue to level assertions that they will lead to massive invasions of student privacy. But state education officials deny those claims. By Peter Hancock
Regents propose keeping tuition flat next year if Legislature restores funds that were cut
August 14, 2013
A majority of the Kansas Board of Regents today supported a proposal to keep tuition flat next year if the Legislature restores higher education funds that were cut during the last session. By Scott Rothschild
Kansas University homecoming parade moves to Massachusetts Street
August 14, 2013
The Kansas University homecoming parade is moving downtown this year. Starting at 6 p.m. on Oct. 3, the 2013 homecoming route will travel along Massachusetts Street, instead of Jayhawk Boulevard like previous years.
KDOT report: Douglas County is number one in seat-belt use among kids
August 14, 2013
When it comes to making sure children are safely buckled up on the road, Douglas County is number one in the state, according to a report this summer from the Kansas Department of Transportation. By Ian Cummings
Public invited to give input on rental licensing and inspection program
August 14, 2013
The public is invited to give input on the city’s expansion of the rental licensing and inspection program at the Planning and Development Services department meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. Aug. 21 in the City Commission Room at City Hall.
CVS stores requiring ID to buy nail polish remover in effort to combat meth
August 14, 2013
Anyone trying to buy nail polish remover at a CVS Pharmacy will now need to show ID, just in case they have something more sinister in mind than their fingernails. To help prevent meth cooks from buying the nail polish removers, which contain chemicals needed to produce the drug, the nationwide chain of CVS stores has imposed the new rule across the country. But Lawrence police have said concerns about meth cooking in Kansas have taken a back seat to worry that the drug is being supplied by “superlabs” in Mexico. By Ian Cummings
Kansas at Oklahoma State to be on ESPN’s College GameDay
10:18 a.m., August 14, 2013 Updated 10:58 p.m.
The Kansas University men’s basketball team will make its ninth appearance on ESPN’s College GameDay when the Jayhawks travel to Oklahoma State on March 1, 2014, the network announced on Wednesday. By Gary Bedore
40 years ago: Tenants face huge rent increases as local project loses federal subsidy
August 14, 2013
Many residents, perhaps as many as 75 percent, would probably be forced to move.
25 years ago: False rumor leaves collectors with thousands of pull-tabs
August 14, 2013
“We felt sort of sorry for the people who collected all those tabs.”
100 years ago: Stolen typewriters, pilfered sacks, gambling: A busy week in the local court
August 14, 2013
“There has been a case nearly every day.”
Editorial: School safety
Let’s have a safe start to the school year.
August 14, 2013 in print edition on A7
Does it seem like school starts earlier every year? Believe it or not, students in the Lawrence public school district will be heading back to classes today and Thursday. It’s an exciting time for students and a hectic time for many families.
Editorial: Beach gift
A notable gift will help the Lawrence Public Library continue its efforts to bring high-profile authors to Lawrence.
August 14, 2013 in print edition on A7
Generous donors have given Lawrence residents even more reason to be excited about the opening of their new, expanded public library.
Back to school: What’s new in the district
August 14, 2013
Summer vacation has come to a close, and Lawrence students from first through ninth grade return to school today. By the end of the week, all of the district’s approximate 11,000 students will be back in the school routine, and they may notice some changes. Here is a look at what (or who) is new at each of Lawrence’s 21 schools. By Nikki Wentling
Opinion: Tribe has historical ties to land
August 14, 2013 in print edition on A7
Many years ago the eminent anthropologist Frank Speck wrote that the last Lenape (Delaware) “Big House,” their traditional spiritual center, was located somewhere in the immediate vicinity of the Pine Farm in North Lawrence. The adjacent land, where the Lawrence Airport now sits, was cleared for the tribe’s primary maize field by Chief Sarcoxie’s and Chief Fall Leaf’s bands of Delaware soon after their arrival in 1830.
Opinion: Obama foreign policy ill-defined
August 14, 2013 in print edition on A7
“We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression.” — Ronald Reagan, March 23, 1983 President Reagan’s speech to the nation 30 ago launched a major arms buildup to confront the expanding military power and political aspirations of the Soviet Union. It followed the disastrous presidency of Jimmy Carter, whose nonperformance during the Iran hostage crisis led to the perception in the Muslim world that America was weak and had lost its resolve to confront enemies.
Horoscopes for Aug. 14
August 14, 2013
For Wednesday, Aug. 14 You often waver between deep reflection and spontaneous action. What encourages one behavior over the other might be an issue this year. If you are single, you will make choices reflective of the state you are in. If you are attached, your moodiness could toss a partner into confusion.