Archive for Thursday, February 14, 2013

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12:02 a.m.
The Kansas Statehouse in winter. Kansas realtor group’s tax stance gets serious look
February 13, 2013
An offer from the Kansas Association of Realtors to compromise on tax issues received serious consideration Wednesday from the Legislature’s tax committee chairmen, even as the group’s members rallied at the Statehouse to save two popular income tax deductions for homeowners. By John Hanna, The Associated Press
2:53 p.m.
Richard Gwin/Journal World Photo.Lawrence Police officers and detectives enter the Lawrence Bank at 9th and New Hampshire at 4:45 pm  on Wednesday February 13, 2013, after the bank was robbed. Police, FBI offer $1,000 reward for information about Wednesday bank robbery
5:37 p.m., February 13, 2013 Updated 2:15 p.m.
Police and the FBI continued to seek a suspect Thursday in a downtown bank robbery, releasing photos from inside the bank and offering a cash reward for information. By Ian Cummings
7:00 p.m.
Richard Gwin/Journal World Photo.Allstars Cabaret Club at 913 n. 2nd was open for business as usual on Thursday February 14, 2013, as Kansas legislators are trying to introduce a bill that would regulate nude clubs, and dancing, along with alcohol consumption. Kansas House bill targets sexually oriented businesses
2:28 p.m., February 14, 2013 Updated 9:15 p.m.
A legislative committee is hearing testimony on House Bill 2054, which would increase regulation of sexually oriented businesses. The measure, dubbed the “Community Defense Act,” would ban employees from being nude or topless, and it would forbid the serving of alcoholic beverages, being open after midnight and offering private dances. It also would dictate where these establishments could be located. By Nikki Wentling
10:00 p.m.
In a competitive but playful gesture, Lawrence High senior Austin Bennett shushes a section of cheering Olathe Northwest bowlers during Sunflower League bowling on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at Royal Crest Lanes. Bennett, LHS boys quiet competition, win Sunflower League bowling titles
February 14, 2013
A competitive environment helped Austin Bennett and the Lawrence High boys step up their games and win the Lions’ first Sunflower League bowling championship on Thursday at Royal Crest Lanes. By Benton Smith

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Editorial: Strong leader
With 15 months to go before her retirement, President Pat Long still is working hard on Baker University’s behalf.
February 14, 2013
A national search soon will be under way to identify and select an individual to move into the Baker University president’s office following the upcoming retirement of current President Pat Long.