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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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.