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Lawrence city commissioners narrowly approve ban on porch couches
August 27, 2013
The tradition of front porch couches at student apartments is on the way out in Lawrence. By Chad Lawhorn
Early corn harvest begins in Douglas County
August 27, 2013
The early corn harvest has started in Douglas County, though most farmers are waiting for their grain to dry more before they cut it. By Giles Bruce
Appeals court knocks down Montana law similar to Kansas’ Second Amendment Protection Act
August 27, 2013
A federal appeals court has ruled against a state law like the one in Kansas that declares federal firearms regulations don’t apply to guns made and kept in the state. By Scott Rothschild
Roberts says war with Syria likely
August 27, 2013
Sen. Pat Roberts told a gathering of Lawrence business leaders that the United States has little choice about taking military action against the Assad regime. But he does not think that will involve sending soldiers. By Peter Hancock
Douglas County Community Foundation receives largest single donation in its history
August 27, 2013
The Douglas County Community Foundation received the largest single gift in its 13-year history Tuesday when the Gill-Harrison Foundation gave it a generous donation. By Giles Bruce/>
Annual Pooch Plunge set for Tuesday
August 27, 2013
The 11th annual Pooch Plunge is set for 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Outdoor Aquatic Center, at 727 Kentucky St. The cost is $5 per dog.
Garnett man sentenced to 10 years in Franklin County convenience store robbery
August 27, 2013
One man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and another to probation in connection with a January convenience story robbery in Franklin County.
Wise Women Build Conference scheduled for Sept. 7-8
August 27, 2013
The women of Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church are playing host to the 2013 Wise Women Build Conference Sept. 7 and 8.
Police investigating role of meth in Lawrence chemical accident
August 27, 2013
Police are investigating material that they believe contains methamphetamine, or other drugs, found at a south Lawrence home where the fire department removed dangerous chemicals early this morning.
25 years ago: KU tries to shake ‘Country Club Week’ tradition
August 27, 2013
Many students still regarded the week before classes as the last big blowout of the summer.
40 years ago: Busy week in municipal court
August 27, 2013
The week ending Aug. 17 showed 39 persons convicted of speeding.
Editorial: Cost recovery
There’s no reason for the city to substantially subsidize for-profit entities organizing events in downtown Lawrence.
August 27, 2013 in print edition on A8
Special events bring both energy and business to Lawrence’s downtown, but there’s a limit to how much expense the city should bear to support such events — especially when they are staged by for-profit entities.
Letter: William who?
August 27, 2013 in print edition on A8
While Sunday’s editorial rightly congratulated everyone who was involved in the planning and implementation of events connected with the 150th anniversary of Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence, it referred to the “commemoration of a notable community anniversary” and hitting the perfect tone for “commemorating a pivotal day in Lawrence history.”
Double Take: True friendship a rare and beautiful thing
August 27, 2013
I can say from personal experience that real friends are rare because true honesty and integrity are rare
100 years ago: Lawrence streetcars getting Fall makeover
August 27, 2013
“Out at the car barns the work of repainting the cars has begun.”
A promised move to Lawrence helped save cancer patient’s life
August 27, 2013
As we sit down in the home Harold and Mary Lake have shared since moving back to Lawrence in 2008 — a move the couple agree saved Harold’s life — Lake shares his journey from diagnosis to remission of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
How to avoid packing on the pounds when school’s back in session
August 27, 2013
As Kansas University students begin the fall semester this week, so does the weight gain that often accompanies entering or returning to school. A few fitness and nutrition tips might be able to them avoid the trap of packing on the pounds. By Giles Bruce
Letter: Leave it alone
August 27, 2013 in print edition on A8
On the porch couch ordinance, Lawrence is already referred to as “snob hill” by many.
Opinion: Medicare model may gain favor
August 27, 2013 in print edition on A8
Any program as large and complex as Obamacare (not to mention one facing such entrenched opposition) is going to encounter some turbulence on its shakedown cruise. But the recent glitches are as important for what they tell us about reform, as for what they do.
Opinion: U.S. losing race for global talent
August 27, 2013 in print edition on A8
While the much-needed U.S. immigration reform bill remains stuck in Congress, Canada is not waiting — it has launched a pilot program to attract global entrepreneurs by offering them permanent visas and a path to citizenship.
Horoscopes for Aug. 27
August 27, 2013
For Tuesday, Aug. 27 This year people often don’t know which way you will go in situations where your opinion is needed. Sometimes you will be stubborn, as you believe that your idea is the best. If you are single, others could be confused yet intrigued by you. If you are attached, you could confuse your sweetie.