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Archive for Friday, August 30, 2013

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Front runner: Can Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk live up to (his own) Heisman hype?
August 30, 2013
Voted the conference’s preseason offensive player of the year, Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk will get what he hopes is a Heisman Trophy-worthy season under way at 6:30 tonight when the Bears take on Wofford in their new stadium. By Matt Tait
Notable Kansans weighing in against new appellate court selection process
August 30, 2013
Three notable Kansans this week have criticized the process that Gov. Sam Brownback used to appoint his chief counsel to the Kansas Court of Appeals. By Scott Rothschild
City proposing $30 increase in speeding fine
August 30, 2013
A heavy foot on the accelerator is going to produce a lighter pocket book for Lawrence motorists if city commissioners approve a new set of fines for speeding violations. City Hall staff members are proposing a $30 increase in speeding fines that will result in Lawrence having one of the higher total ticket prices in the region, according to information compiled by the city. By Chad Lawhorn
Hiawatha football recruit Peyton Newell picks Nebraska
August 30, 2013
Peyton Newell, a 6-foot-3, 280-pound defensive end out of Hiawatha, announced his decision to attend Nebraska during a Friday press conference at his school.
Lawrence residents named to state commissions
August 30, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback has named three Lawrence residents to various state boards and commissions. The groups deal with criminal sentencing, mental health services and historic place designations. By Peter Hancock
The Douglas County Community Foundation is looking for projects to fund
August 30, 2013
The Douglas County Community Foundation is looking for projects to fund through the Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund. The application deadline is Oct. 1.
A look at how KU and its students would fare under President Obama’s higher education reforms
August 30, 2013
By Ben Unglesbee
Heat advisory issued for today
August 30, 2013
The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Friday. It will be in effect from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday night.
Editorial: Medicaid fraud
Reducing fraud is a good step toward ensuring that limited Medicaid funds are directed to Kansas families who depend on that help.
August 30, 2013
Kansans should applaud the sentiment expressed by Attorney General Derek Schmidt in a recent press release about his office’s efforts to reduce Medicaid fraud in the state.
25 years ago: Neighborhood program to reduce heavy truck traffic
August 30, 2013
The proposal applied only to tractor-trailers with gross weights of over 20,000 pounds.
Letter: Flawed rule
August 30, 2013
Today my wife was issued a “repeat offender” parking ticket for the price of $50. This is going too far, in my opinion.
Opinion: American credibility is at stake
August 30, 2013
What does the world look like when people begin to doubt the credibility of American power? Unfortunately, we’re finding that out in Syria and other nations where leaders have concluded they can defy a war-weary America without paying a price.
Opinion: Once more into the snake pit
August 30, 2013
By the time you read this, U.S. missiles and bombs may be falling on Syria. Why? Syria hasn’t attacked us. It does not pose a security threat to the United States. These were arguments made against the Bush administration’s intervention in Iraq by some who now urge us to make war on Syria.
100 years ago: Lawrence buyers purchase huge apple crop
August 30, 2013
“This is the biggest fruit deal of the year as the orchard is one of the largest in the United States.”
40 years ago: Construction projects stalled for lack of materials
August 30, 2013
Work on the Dillon Family Center project at 27th and Iowa was being held back by steel shortages.
Horoscopes for Aug. 30
August 30, 2013
For Friday, Aug. 30 This year you will see a big difference in what occurs between you and others. You will make a new friend who will be more receptive to you. If you are single, meeting someone through this person’s circle of friends could prove to be significant to your life history. If you are attached, the two of you will realize a long-term dream that you both have wanted.