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Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts won’t back Chuck Hagel to become secretary of defense
January 8, 2013
Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts said Tuesday he won’t support President Barack Obama’s nomination of former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel to lead the Department of Defense.
How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 8 NBA games
January 8, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Tuesday’s NBA games.
Relay For Life preparation begins
January 8, 2013
Douglas County Relay For Life will hold a kickoff event for team captains from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Free State High School library, 4700 Overland Drive.
Animal rescue organization needs rescue of its own following mouse shortage, summer drought
January 8, 2013
At this time last year, the price of a frozen, euthanized mouse was 45 cents. But now, that price has nearly doubled, said Diane Johnson, executive director of Operation WildLife Inc. And the 25-year-old animal rehabilitation clinic known as OWL is “struggling” as a result. By Melissa Treolo
KU portion of Rock Chalk Park project wins approval at Lawrence City Hall; KU Relays could be at site by 2014
January 8, 2013
The starter’s pistol now has sounded on the Rock Chalk Park project. Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday gave approval to a pair of rezoning requests and a special use permit that will allow Kansas University and its private partners to move ahead with plans for a new track and field stadium, soccer field, softball stadium and other amenities on about 90 acres just north of Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway. By Chad Lawhorn
Kansas professors travel to Paraguay to help improve democratic government
January 8, 2013
Professors from universities in Kansas traveled to the small country of Paraguay to help improve its government. By Rebekka Schlichting
Longtime physician and Lawrence attorney both file for seats on Lawrence City Commission
January 8, 2013
Longtime Lawrence physician Terry Riordan and Lawrence attorney Michael Rost both filed their paperwork Tuesday to become candidates in a race to fill three at-large seats in April’s election. By Chad Lawhorn
Concealed carry permit applications surge in weeks since Sandy Hook shooting
January 8, 2013
More than 100 Kansans per day applied for concealed carry permits, and others flocked to gun stores in the weeks following the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. By Shaun Hittle
LMH takes precautions against spreading flu
January 8, 2013
Hospital tells staff to get immunized or wear masks around patients. By Peter Hancock
KU Hospital contributing $1 million for Cancer Center’s new designation effort
January 8, 2013
As the Kansas University Cancer Center plows ahead in pursuit of the National Cancer Institute’s highest designation, KU Hospital will chip in another $1 million toward the effort this year. By Matt Erickson
Kansas man accidentally shoots wife with gun at Lenexa restaurant
January 8, 2013
Police say a northeast Kansas man accidentally shot his wife at a restaurant when his concealed weapon discharged.
Ottawa man charged with aggravated battery in accidental shooting of 4-year-old
January 8, 2013
A 39-year-old Ottawa man has been charged with aggravated battery and aggravated child endangerment in the accidental shooting Friday of a 4-year-old boy.
Lawrence man chases two burglars, one armed with a knife, from apartment
January 8, 2013
A Lawrence man found two intruders robbing his apartment in the 2300 block of Murphy Drive Sunday night, one armed with a knife, and police are still looking for the suspects.
Report: Pilot inexperience contributing factor in 2011 crash that killed 4 Kansans
January 8, 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board released a final report last month citing pilot inexperience as a contributing factor in an April 22 plane crash in Jefferson County that killed four people. By Shaun Hittle
Chiefs ‘made decision easy’ for Andy Reid
January 8, 2013
The first call that Andy Reid received came from Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt.
Veritas wins a pair at tournament
January 8, 2013
Veritas Christian rolled over Wentworth Military, 65-8, in high school girls basketball on Monday at the Braymer Invitational.
FSHS girls falter in fourth, falls, 49-46
January 8, 2013
Free State High’s girls basketball players and coaches left Shawnee Mission South on Monday night trying to wrap their brains around what exactly went wrong in a 49-46 loss to the Raiders. By Benton Smith
Kansas women need Angel Goodrich on floor
January 8, 2013
Few college players mean as much to their teams as Kansas University women’s basketball senior Angel Goodrich means to hers. By Tom Keegan
Jeff Withey gone wild
Big man had monster noncon season
January 8, 2013
There are some striking similarities between 2012 Naismith Player of the Year/Wooden Award winner/NABC Defensive Player of the Year Anthony Davis and current Kansas University senior center Jeff Withey. By Gary Bedore
How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 7 NBA games
January 8, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Monday’s NBA games.
25 years ago: Parents upset about Quail Run boundaries
January 8, 2013
Some residents had believed that their close proximity to the new school would automatically put them within its boundaries.
Editorial: Rational decision
Federal regulators have made a common-sense decision related to Flint Hills burning and air-quality reports.
January 8, 2013
It seems like a rare victory for common sense in what’s too often an “Alice in Wonderland” bureaucracy.
100 years ago: Music appreciation neglected in schools, KU dean says
January 8, 2013
“He is working on a plan to raise the taste of future citizens from Alexander’s Ragtime Band to Wagner and Chopin.”
Opinion: Latin America tax system needs work
January 8, 2013 in print edition on A8
French movie star Gerard Depardieu made the wrong choice by seeking Belgian and Russian citizenship to avoid paying higher taxes in France. He should have moved to Mexico.
40 years ago: City commission tries evening meeting time
January 8, 2013
Attempting to encourage public attendance and participation, commissioners were moving today’s meeting from its usual 2 p.m. slot to 7:30 p.m.
Letter: Service support
January 8, 2013
Reinstating the draft would be a major step in healing the current “class warfare” and reuniting our fractured nation. It would do much to bring us together as a people again and elevate national pride and patriotism to its historic eminence.
Horoscopes for Jan. 8
January 8, 2013
For Tuesday, Jan. 8: This year you might feel as if you have a lot of ground to cover. Don’t worry so much, and you will do just that. If you are single, you could be wondering what might be the best way to meet people. If you are attached, the two of you will experience a lot of energy between you.
Opinion: Advisory board member backs rec center
January 8, 2013
The City of Lawrence Parks and Recreation Advisory Board has spent an extensive amount of time the past six years studying our community’s recreation facilities, conducting public forums and gathering input via surveys. We’ve evaluated existing resources and partnerships. The fact that we are woefully short on gym space is just that, a fact.
Tune In Tonight: ‘Abolitionists’ even better than expected
January 8, 2013
The history of noble and righteous people can often be dull. So I was apprehensive about “The Abolitionists” on “American Experience” (8 p.m., PBS), a three-part documentary that airs on Tuesdays through Jan. 22.