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Cox Communications joins Jayhawk network
August 22, 2013
Cox Communications in Kansas will distribute Jayhawk IMG Television Network (JTV) programming, including six men’s basketball games and two football games, across the state of Kansas during the 2013-14 academic year, Kansas University officials announced Thursday.
Connection elusive for Chiefs
August 22, 2013
Alex Smith might as well have been playing Paul Newman’s part from the seminal 1967 film “Cool Hand Luke” after the Kansas City Chiefs struggled in a preseason loss to San Francisco.
Success hasn’t changed Kansas track coach
August 22, 2013
Stanley Redwine — the first coach to lead a Kansas University women’s athletic team to an NCAA championship — hasn’t let success go to his head. By Gary Bedore
UCLA ‘not the place’ for Kansas-bound QB Millweard
August 22, 2013
Just as Kansas University’s football program is getting ready to jump into the Jake Heaps era, another potential quarterback of the future has decided to come aboard. By Matt Tait
Royals swept by Chisox
August 22, 2013
Conor Gillaspie homered leading off the 12th inning Thursday night, lifting the Chicago White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Royals and their first three-game sweep in Kansas City since 2005.
Opinion: Some of the top questions surrounding Kansas football
August 22, 2013
Charlie Weis today gives his last news conference until game week, and if I don’t write down all the questions I have about his Kansas University football team, I might forget a few when it’s time to ask them. So here goes. By Tom Keegan
Motorcyclist killed in accident with car on Rockledge Road
August 22, 2013
One man was killed when the motorcycle he was riding was involved in an accident with a car near the intersection of Moundview Drive and Rockledge Road about 4:15 p.m. today.
KU alumnus who invented material used in cancer therapy donates $2M to KU Endowment
August 22, 2013
Gene Feaster worked three jobs to help pay for school when he attended KU in the 1930s. He decided to make life a little easier for some future students through a $2 million dollar gift to the KU Endowment. The money will be used to create scholarships for nursing and physics students as well as to establish a professorship in the KU nursing school. By Ben Unglesbee
Watkins Museum extends hours
August 22, 2013
With increased public interest in its new permanent exhibit on Quantrill’s Raid and its influence on the history of Lawrence, Watkins Museum of History is extending its public hours by opening on Sundays.
Style Scout: Brett Haas
August 22, 2013
Occupation: Believe it or not, I’m a cowboy.
League of Women Voters seeks governor’s schedule to find out who else was interviewed for appeals judge
August 22, 2013
The League of Women Voters of Kansas today criticized Gov. Sam Brownback for keeping secret the selection process that led to his nomination of his chief counsel Caleb Stegall to the Kansas Court of Appeals. By Scott Rothschild
Judicial commission chair denies that politics had anything to do with bypassing Stegall earlier
August 22, 2013
The chairwoman of the judicial nominating commission that passed over Gov. Sam Brownback’s chief counsel, Caleb Stegall, twice for vacancies on the Kansas Court of Appeals today denied that politics had anything to do with it. By Scott Rothschild
Survey shows public skeptical about school testing, Common Core standards
August 22, 2013
A PDK/Gallup poll released this week shows most Americans are unaware of the new Common Core reading and math standards. It also shows most think increased testing in schools has either hurt American education or done no good at all. By Peter Hancock
Style Scout: Kristina Armstrong
August 22, 2013
Tell us a secret: When I’m miming, sometimes I blink when people turn their backs to me.
Lawrence man charged with attempted murder in connection with Sunday morning shooting
August 22, 2013
A 23-year-old Lawrence man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting that hospitalized a 20-year-old man, also of Lawrence, early Sunday morning. The man had reported the shooting about 1:30 a.m. Sunday in the 2300 block of Murphy Drive, when he called police to tell them he had shot at a man he saw breaking into his car. The injured man has been in a hospital this week. By Ian Cummings
UCLA transfer QB T.J. Millweard commits to KU
August 22, 2013
T.J. Millweard, a freshman quarterback at UCLA, told JayhawkSlant.com Thursday he will transfer to Kansas University.
Our Town Sports for Aug. 22
August 22, 2013
A weekly roundup of local sporting results, events and opportunities.
25 years ago: New maps available to local history buffs
August 22, 2013
The map featured the locations, pictures, and stories behind 11 historical markers around town.
40 years ago: Natural gas supplies adequate, but not plentiful, for winter
August 22, 2013
Kansas customers were warned that they might be receiving higher bills.
100 years ago: Cooler weather moves in
August 22, 2013
“What a nice cool day it was.”
Opinion: Legislature undermining higher ed
August 22, 2013 in print edition on A11
I spent the past several months in upstate New York on sabbatical from the university and this column. I spent that time doing research and writing and, generally, trying to stay away from Kansas politics. I did keep up with the news by reading the Kansas newspapers, including the Journal-World online, so when I came back a few weeks ago, I was not shocked by all that has been happening in the state. Nevertheless, I must admit that I am not optimistic about the future of higher education in Kansas.
Attorneys use sharp rhetoric in final school finance briefs
August 22, 2013
Final briefs in the school finance case pending before the Kansas Supreme Court reflect how passions about the case are running high on both sides. The case is set for oral arguments Oct. 8, with a ruling anticipated around the end of the year. By Peter Hancock
Off the Beaten Plate: Super Burrito at Border Bandido
August 22, 2013
This burrito isn’t billed as being fancy, fresh or frilly — just big.
Opinion: Bureaucracy too often oversteps
August 22, 2013 in print edition on A11
Nowadays the federal government leavens its usual quotient of incompetence with large dollops of illegality. This is eliciting robust judicial rebukes, as when, last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia instructed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to stop “flouting the law.” Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh said: “It is no overstatement to say that our constitutional system of separation of powers would be significantly altered if we were to allow executive and independent agencies to disregard federal law in the manner asserted in this case.”
Prepare to relax, savor at the most intimate restaurant in Lawrence
August 22, 2013
Through the unremarkable door at 730 Massachusetts St., up a creaky staircase, past the Hookah House and to the right, there’s another door you can’t enter without ringing the bell. On the other side is one of the region’s most unique dining experiences.
Getting into the act: Stories behind this weekend’s Busker Fest performers
August 22, 2013
It isn’t often you see a fire-eater or a stilt walker in Lawrence, but this weekend is an exception. It’s the sixth annual Lawrence Busker Fest, and street acts from all over the nation will perform Thursday through Sunday.
Editorial: Rocky start
Efforts to build a better relationship between higher education and state government in Kansas have gotten off to a rocky start.
August 22, 2013 in print edition on A11
Members of both the Kansas Legislature and the Kansas Board of Regents recently have expressed a desire to forge a better working relationship, but early steps in that direction aren’t going particularly well.
Horoscopes for Aug. 22
August 22, 2013
For Thursday, Aug. 22 This year you are capable of creating what you want — you just have to figure out what that is. If you are single, your dynamic personality attracts many different people. If you are attached, the two of you support each other in becoming free thinkers.