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Archive for Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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12:30 a.m.
Lyle Nunemaker was busy with other workers cutting corn for silage on Tuesday northeast of Lawrence. 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
10:00 a.m.
Some of the Lawrence High senior athletes competing for the Lions this fall are, clockwise from front: Allison Williams, gymnastics; Whitney Simons, tennis; Campbell Drake, golf; Caitlin Broadwell, volleyball; Kyle Wittman, football; Connor Henrichs, soccer; Tim Schraad, boys cross country and Laura Neilsen, girls cross country. Fall sports preview: Lions eager to kick off season
August 28, 2013
In the coming days and weeks, Lawrence High’s athletes will find themselves done with preseason training and back to the world of live competition. Some LHS programs are in search of new identities, while others plan to build on last season’s successes. By Benton Smith
12:00 p.m.
Couch, Monday, July 28, 2013 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
3:00 p.m.
Kansas Department of Labor Secretary Lana Gordon on Wednesday presents the State of Labor report. To her right is senior labor economist Tyler Tenbrink, and to her left is Inayat Noormohmad, director/chief economist for the Labor Department. Kansas seeing job growth but still lags behind pre-recession levels
11:31 a.m., August 28, 2013 Updated 4:57 p.m.
The Kansas economy is improving but still lags behind pre-Great Recession levels, and it will take several years to determine if Gov. Sam Brownback’s cuts in income and business taxes will create jobs, Kansas Department of Labor officials say. By Scott Rothschild
4:48 p.m.
The Rev. Gordon Glenn, left, and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback ring a bell during a commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, Wednesday, August 28, 2013, in Topeka, Kansas. Brownback led a ceremony at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site to commemorate the 50th anniversary of King's speech during the 1963 March on Washington. (AP Photo/John Milburn)
Brownback rings Kansas bell to mark King speech
August 28, 2013
The Rev. Gordon Glenn, left, and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback ring a bell during a commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Brownback led a ceremony at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site to commemorate the 50th anniversary of King’s speech during the 1963 March on Washington. By The Associated Press

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Opinion: Manager keeps Firebirds clicking
August 28, 2013
Few outside the school ever stop to wonder how the water bottles that the Free State High football players draw on during their workouts under sizzling suns such as Wednesday afternoon’s stay filled. By Tom Keegan
Chiefs’ Dorsey gets shot at Packers
August 28, 2013
Everything that John Dorsey has done to mold the Kansas City Chiefs since becoming their general manager in January has been influenced by a career spent with the Green Bay Packers.
Wayne Selden makes most of camp trip
11:51 p.m., August 28, 2013 Updated 11:15 a.m.
Wayne Selden headed to the 2013 adidas Nations camp determined to soak up as much knowledge about the game of basketball as possible. By Gary Bedore
Perez homers twice, leads Duffy, Royals past Twins
August 28, 2013
Salvador Perez and Danny Duffy both enjoyed big nights on Wednesday. After the game, they just wanted to talk about each other. Perez homered twice, got four hits and sent a message to Minnesota pitcher Andrew Albers after a high-and-inside fastball, leading the Kansas City Royals over the Twins 8-1.
County OKs permit for Penny’s sand pit near Eudora
August 28, 2013
Douglas County commissioners voted 2-1 to grant a permit to Penny’s Concrete Inc. to operate a 166-acre sand mine northwest of Eudora. But the company still needs to obtain other state and federal permits. By Peter Hancock
Brownback rings Kansas bell to mark King speech
August 28, 2013
The Rev. Gordon Glenn, left, and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback ring a bell during a commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Brownback led a ceremony at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site to commemorate the 50th anniversary of King’s speech during the 1963 March on Washington. By The Associated Press
Jenkins opposes action in Syria
August 28, 2013
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins said she would oppose a military strike against Syria. She also called on President Obama to seek congressional approval before taking military action. By Peter Hancock
Two legislators will file bill to change proof-of-citizenship requirement for voters
August 28, 2013
Two legislators will file a bill during the special session next week that they said would fix a law that has jeopardized the voter registrations of approximately 15,000 Kansans. By Scott Rothschild
Kansas City man injured in Leavenworth County motorcycle accident
August 28, 2013
A Kansas City man was taken to Kansas University Hospital after being injured in a motorcycle accident south of Tonganoxie Tuesday afternoon.
Brownback’s office redacts names of Court of Appeals candidates from his schedule
01:13 p.m., August 28, 2013 Updated 05:03 p.m.
A release of calendars today from Gov. Sam Brownback’s office didn’t reveal the names of other candidates for the Kansas Court of Appeals. By Scott Rothschild
Kansas seeing job growth but still lags behind pre-recession levels
11:31 a.m., August 28, 2013 Updated 04:57 p.m.
The Kansas economy is improving but still lags behind pre-Great Recession levels, and it will take several years to determine if Gov. Sam Brownback’s cuts in income and business taxes will create jobs, Kansas Department of Labor officials say. By Scott Rothschild
Fall sports preview: Lions eager to kick off season
August 28, 2013
In the coming days and weeks, Lawrence High’s athletes will find themselves done with preseason training and back to the world of live competition. Some LHS programs are in search of new identities, while others plan to build on last season’s successes. By Benton Smith
Self: Jayhawks may change autograph policy to limit sales
August 28, 2013
Kansas University’s basketball players typically sign hundreds of autographs — for fans young and old — after each and every game in Allen Fieldhouse. KU coach Bill Self says that setup might have to be altered a bit in the wake of a recent pay-for-signing scandal at Texas A&M. By Gary Bedore
Small for a cornerback, KU’s Hollomon plays big
August 28, 2013
In a world where cornerbacks seem to stand taller every year, 5-foot-10 Kansas University sophomore Brandon Hollomon knows his size makes him an obvious target for opposing passers. He also knows to use his speed and quickness to make quarterbacks think twice about coming his way. By Matt Tait
40 years ago: Dykes installed as KU chancellor
August 28, 2013
About 3,000 people gathered at Allen Fieldhouse to witness the simple ceremony.
100 years ago: Officials to crack down on drivers without license plates
August 28, 2013
“Persons owning automobiles in Kansas without tags are in direct danger of the law beginning today.”
25 years ago: New LMH program helps ease children’s fears of doctor visits
August 28, 2013
Children could bring their stuffed animals and dolls in for ‘medical care.’
Shields sharp; Royals win, 6-1
August 28, 2013
Kansas City’s James Shields is accustomed to pitching in close games this season. He kept his team in the game until the Royals were able to break through late. Shields was sharp for 7 1/3 innings, Alex Gordon had three RBIs, and Kansas City scored five runs in the eighth inning to beat the Minnesota Twins, 6-1, on Tuesday.
Bite Sighs: Horns o’ plenty: Easy raspberry cream desserts
August 28, 2013
My husband made the mistake of turning me loose in a baker’s supply house recently, and I learned a couple of important truths. First off, I am not to be trusted in the self-control department when bakeware is involved. Second, the edges of a cream horn mold are really sharp; I earned myself a finger slice while I was washing the darned things.
Editorial: Overly proud
City officials shouldn’t be too proud of completing street repairs made necessary by substandard construction in the past.
August 28, 2013 in print edition on A9
The reconstruction of Bob Billings Parkway from Kasold Drive to Iowa Street was finished over the weekend, with motorists finding the four-lane roadway’s lanes reopened to traffic at last.
Opinion: King envisioned dream but also struggle
August 28, 2013 in print edition on A9
The hard-boiled realist who wrote that “few members of the oppressor race can understand the … passionate yearnings of the oppressed race” must have scoffed at the dreamer who divined the day when black and white children would join hands as brothers and sisters. In truth, Martin Luther King Jr. made both statements: the first, in the “Letter From Birmingham Jail” four months before he soared majestically with the second at the March on Washington. Recognizing the Christian warrior who lingers in the shadows of the “I Have a Dream” speech is critical: To strip the “Dream” of its righteous edge betrays the very meaning of King’s ministry.
Opinion: Kutcher message good for teens
August 28, 2013 in print edition on A9
Ashton Kutcher, the 35-year-old actor and ex-husband of actress Demi Moore, has never been considered a poster child for the “family values crowd,” but at the Teen Choice Awards two weeks ago, he could have easily passed for one.
Horoscopes for Aug. 28
August 28, 2013
For Wednesday, Aug. 28 This year there is an element of confusion around you. Your intensity marks your thoughts and actions. If you are single, you could meet someone with whom you feel very insecure or possessive. If you are attached, your sweetie could start acting as if he or she is a wild card, which might encourage you to get separate checking accounts.