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How former Jayhawks fared in Feb. 27 NBA games
February 27, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Wednesday’s NBA games.
United Way reaches its campaign goal of $1.7 million
February 27, 2013
Douglas County United Way announced at its annual meeting that it had reached its goal of $1.7 million for the 2012-2013 United Way campaign. Nearly 200 people turned out for a celebratory dinner at Maceli’s, 1031 New Hampshire St., to honor the numerous businesses and volunteers who made the campaign a success. By Adam Strunk
KU women fall at Iowa State, 83-68
February 27, 2013
Angel Goodrich and Monica Engelman combined to score 41 points, but lack of an inside game doomed Kansas University’s women’s basketball team to an 83-68 loss to No. 23 Iowa State on Wednesday at Hilton Coliseum.
Measure would start stem cell research center at KU Med
February 27, 2013
A bill pushed by abortion opponents that would require the Kansas University Medical Center to establish a center that focuses on adult stem cell research will be debated in the Senate on Thursday. By Scott Rothschild
KBI arrests Franklin County sheriff and deputy on obstruction of justice charges
05:47 p.m., February 27, 2013 Updated 08:37 p.m.
Franklin County Sheriff Jeffry Curry and Deputy Jerrod W. Fredricks were arrested by the KBI on Wednesday on felony charges of interfering with a law enforcement officer, though no details of the allegations were made public. By Ian Cummings
KU announces Case Western professor as new engineering dean
05:12 p.m., February 27, 2013 Updated 05:59 p.m.
Kansas University has announced the new leader for its growing School of Engineering: Michael Branicky, a professor and department chairman at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. By Matt Erickson
Conservatives changing state government
February 27, 2013
The conservative takeover of state government has resulted in numerous bills aimed at insulating the Kansas Legislature from both judicial review and federal requirements, while attempting to give legislators more control over local governments and schools. By Scott Rothschild
City to start enforcing sidewalk snow ordinance on Friday
February 27, 2013
Lawrence residents who don’t have their sidewalks clear of snow could face a fine from City Hall.
Earthworks artist Stan Herd to give presentation Monday
February 27, 2013
Internationally acclaimed earthworks artist Stan Herd will share details of his latest projects, including a future earthwork in Brazil, during a presentation Monday at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Free State-Gardner-Edgerton boys sub-state game moved up to 6 p.m.
February 27, 2013
Because of the weather, the Free State-Gardner-Edgerton boys sub-state game at Gardner-Edgerton High School tonight has been moved up to 6 p.m. Previously, the game was set for 7 p.m.
Voter Education Coalition to sponsor Candidate Fair
February 27, 2013
Local voters will be able to visit with City Commission and school board candidates at a Candidate Fair scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Carnegie Building.
House committee approves bill that supporters say will protect Kansas gun rights
February 27, 2013
A House committee Wednesday approved a bill that could lead to the imprisonment of federal authorities who try to enforce federal gun laws in Kansas. By Scott Rothschild.
City streets mostly clear of snow, but drivers warned of ice on roads
February 27, 2013
With less than an inch of new snow overnight, streets were largely clear in Lawrence Wednesday morning, but Kansas Department of Transportation officials advised drivers to be careful, as temperatures dropped below freezing overnight and ice has accumulated on many side streets and roads. Ian Cummings
LHS boys out to prove recent loss a fluke
February 27, 2013
After ending the regular season with losses in three of their last four games, members of Lawrence High’s boys basketball team trust their resiliency to carry them out of a funk just in time for the postseason. By Benton Smith
Fresh off victory, FSHS boys confident for sub-state opener
February 27, 2013
The Free State boys basketball team is feeling good as it hits the road today for a Class 6A sub-state opener at Gardner-Edgerton. By Benton Smith
Second storm easier on road crews, harder on trees
February 27, 2013
The second snowstorm to move through Lawrence in less than a week closed schools, cut power to some homes and reduced turnout for the city’s primary election Tuesday. But the snowfall wasn’t as heavy as expected, and the wet snow made for easier work for city road crews. Matt Erickson, Sara Shepherd, Ian Cummings • Wednesday school closings
Editorial: Medicaid equation
Some new studies help clarify the Medicaid expansion choice that faces Kansas.
February 27, 2013
Sometimes it’s good to stand on principle, but sometimes, by taking a rigid stand, you’re just cutting off your nose to spite your face.
40 years ago: Public to help decide Clinton use
February 27, 2013
A public meeting was scheduled this week for the Citizens Coalition for Clinton.
25 years ago: LHS students suggest parking solution
February 27, 2013
The parking lot that designed to hold only half the number of student cars.
Opinion: Gaps threaten dropout progress
February 27, 2013 in print edition on ANone
The nation’s high school dropout challenge is no longer a silent epidemic and many of America’s dropout factories are closing or being retooled. Our annual update to the nation provides both encouraging evidence that reform efforts are bearing fruit and disturbing news about the graduation gaps that remain.
Opinion: Brazil’s economy must look outward
February 27, 2013 in print edition on ANone
Brazil, South America’s biggest country, may become a global economic superstar in the future, but it will have to stop being an inward-looking giant.
100 years ago: Cobbler gets 11 months in jail for liquor sales
February 27, 2013
“The complaint that was filed against him charged ten sales of liquor and the maintenance of a nuisance.”
Horoscopes for Feb. 27
February 27, 2013
For Wednesday, Feb. 27: This year you will deal with a plethora of unexpected events. You have what it takes to meet life’s demands, and your ability to flex will be tested. If you are single, you will yearn for a close bond. If you are attached, the two of you seem to have a quality of the unexpected linked to your relationship.
Tune In Tonight: Nashville talent visits ‘Nashville’
February 27, 2013
A surprise party draws an A-list crowd on “Nashville” (9 p.m., ABC), including music stars Dan Auerbach (the Black Keys), Vince Gill, Pam Tillis, Kip Moore and Kate York.