Archive for Thursday, July 11, 2013

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12:12 a.m.
Rick Renfro, owner of the original Johnny's Tavern in North Lawrence, reminisces about the 60-year-old bar and grill, which he's owned since 1978. 60 years of shenanigans at Johnny’s Tavern
July 11, 2013
Ask for favorite stories from Johnny’s Tavern and more than a few people chuckle, “Ummm, do they have to be printable?” In its 60 years, the self-proclaimed “longest runnin’ tap in Lawrence” has seen some shenanigans.
8:27 a.m.
Governor Sam Brownback waves to lawmakers as he is escorted to the speaker's podium of the House chamber before delivering the State of the State address on Tuesday at the Kansas Statehouse. In his speech, Brownback called for a cut in taxes and changes in the way judges are selected. Brownback will not disclose names of applicants for court position
July 11, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback today announced he will not disclose the names of those applying for a position on the Kansas Court of Appeals. By Scott Rothschild
10:27 a.m.
Young pianist Eric Lin, of Virginia, opens with Frederic Chopin's Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor on Monday, July 8, 2013, at the Swarthout Recital Hall in Muphy Hall on the campus of Kansas University. Lin won first place in the International Institute for Young Musicians piano competition on Monday. Concert to showcase finalists in piano competition
July 11, 2013
On Monday, Sarah Rasmussen, a 17-year-old from Platte City, Mo., placed second in the final round of the International Institute for Young Musicians piano competition, an annual event that leads into a three-week camp on the Kansas University campus. She will join the other finalists in a Winners Concert on Friday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Murphy Hall.
1:27 p.m.
A vegetable plant called cardoon grows tall in the garden at Sunset Hill School. Cardoons are similar to globe artichoke, but the plant is considerably larger and somewhat hardier. Garden Calendar: Unusual vegetable offers unique aesthetics in garden
July 11, 2013
Want to try something different in your garden next year? Cardoon might be worth a venture, even though it does a better job of looking pretty than producing delicious cardoon hearts in Kansas.
8:02 p.m.
Kansas University, seen from the air. KU picks longtime philosophy professor to oversee undergraduate education
July 11, 2013
Kansas University today named Ann Cudd, a longtime professor and administrator, as its first vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies. She’ll be working toward two benchmarks she calls “ambitious”: a 90 percent freshman retention rate and a 70 percent six-year graduation rate. By Matt Erickson

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