Archive for Monday, June 10, 2013

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Lawrence school board selects architecture firms
June 10, 2013
The Lawrence school board selected four architectural firms to work on construction projects being funded with the $92.5 million bond issue. Design work for initial projects is expected to begin next month. By Peter Hancock
Kansas Bioscience Authority approves $1.8 million in investments, loans
June 10, 2013
A Kansas Bioscience Authority committee Monday approved about $1.8 million in investments and loans for three different companies, including manufacturers of biodegradable plastics and medicine capsules for livestock. By Matt Erickson
Kansas withholding funds for vehicle system
June 10, 2013
Kansas will be holding back its final payment to a Minnesota company handling the state’s new motor vehicle system until the program’s problems are resolved. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports on Monday that the state previously said it was withholding the final 10 percent of its payment on the $25 million contract with 3M CO. until all the known problems with the system were rectified.
State education board set to act on science standards
June 10, 2013
The Kansas State Board of Education is set to vote Tuesday on adopting the Next Generation Science Standards. The action comes on the heels of a failed attempt in the Kansas Legislature to block those standards from taking effect. By Peter Hancock
$10 million biotech center expansion groundbreaking set for Friday at KU
June 10, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback will join Kansas University, city and business leaders for a groundbreaking ceremony to note the $10 million expansion of the Bioscience & Technology Business Center, which is already the largest business incubator network in the Midwest.
Royals claim fifth straight win
June 10, 2013
Luis Mendoza pitched four-hit ball in matching zeros with Lucas Harrell for seven innings Sunday before Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer each had run-scoring singles off reliever Hector Ambriz in the eighth to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 2-0 victory over the Houston Astros for their fifth straight win.
Frank Mason gets taste of hoops hoopla
June 10, 2013
Frank Mason and his Kansas University basketball teammates good-naturedly signed shirts, shoes, basketballs, posters and plain sheets of paper for hundreds of KU coach Bill Self’s basketball campers during a marathon 21⁄2-hour orientation session Sunday in Booth Family Hall of Athletics. By Gary Bedore
40 years ago: Facelift planned for Eldridge House
June 10, 2013
Single rooms were to be available, as well as apartments with one, two, or three bedrooms.
25 years ago: Lotto ticket bought on whim yields $10k prize
June 10, 2013
A Lawrence man’s first try at playing the lottery had paid off nicely.
Editorial: Online effort
It’s about time that Kansas University starts trying to catch up with its peers in the area of online education.
June 10, 2013
Last week’s announcement that Kansas University would offer 15 new online graduate degree and certificate programs is a positive step, but it seems more like KU is playing catch-up than being an innovative leader in online education.
Double Take: Be proactive about STD testing
June 10, 2013
How should a young woman move forward after learning she has a sexually transmitted disease?
The Fashion Column: Find the perfect summer swimsuit
June 10, 2013
Ready or not, swimsuit season is here! The retro style is something I really gravitate toward because my swimsuit style motto is the more coverage, the better. There are endless designs out there to fit your body type, which makes the hunt for a perfect swimsuit that much easier.
Delicious/Nutritious: Blackberries with meat and in a pudding treat
June 10, 2013
Big, fat blackberries — not too sweet, but plump and delicious. I love them. I love purple tongues and stained fingers.
Fix-It Chick: Replace a cast-iron pipe
June 10, 2013
Replacing a section of cast iron pipe is easier than you think.
KU Med Center researcher among scientists studying mice following 30-day space orbit
June 10, 2013
For nearly 24 hours, Joseph Tash and about 20 other American scientists worked continuously in a lab in Moscow last month to get everything they could out of the prize they’d been given. Their gift: six mice, just returned from a 30 days in Earth’s orbit. Tash and the others had been picked to study the effects of the space journey on different parts of the mice’s bodies — in Tash’s case, their reproductive organs. By Matt Erickson
Letter: Food stamps vital
June 10, 2013
Whatever could the U.S. House of Representatives be thinking as it proposes deep cuts to the food stamp program?
KU professor helps discover earliest human tumor ever found
June 10, 2013
If David Frayer has his way, the word “Neanderthal” will one day no longer be an insult. For years, the Kansas University professor of anthropology has argued that Neanderthals were more closely related to today’s humans than people realized. And now, Frayer has helped discover something else Neanderthals have in common with humans: They could develop tumors. By Matt Erickson
Opinion: Holder doing mediocre job as AG
June 10, 2013 in print edition on A8
People are looking for the wrong “scandal” about Attorney General Eric Holder. The problem with Holder is the plain fact that, in the judgment of a wide range of legal colleagues, he has been a mediocre attorney general.
Medicaid expansion would cover thousands in Douglas County
June 10, 2013
Thousands of Douglas County residents will continue to go without health insurance once the Affordable Care Act goes into effect next year unless Kansas decides to expand Medicaid as called for in the law. Local hospitals and other medical providers could face big revenue cuts, as well. By Giles Bruce
Shamanic healing has a foothold in Lawrence
From ‘soul retrieval’ to transformative dance, believers say spiritual practice fills a void
June 10, 2013
Shamanic healing has a foothold in Lawrence, and followers of the practice say it seems to be growing here as it grows in Western culture as a whole. Shamanism is not widely accepted as effective, but those who practice it say it’s filled voids in their lives they previously couldn’t quite put their fingers on. By Sara Shepherd
Horoscopes for June 10
June 10, 2013
For Monday, June 10: This year you will become even stronger. Once you decide on a set path, there will be no stopping you. If you are single, you will meet people with ease. If you are attached, dote on your sweetie more often, as you tend to be too me-oriented.
Letter: Profit over care
June 10, 2013
I can understand why advocates for those with developmental disabilities do not want to be a part of Gov. Brownback’s KanCare system.
100 years ago: Lawrence couple celebrates golden anniversary
June 10, 2013
“Captain and Mrs. Spencer were wedded during the troublesome times of the Civil War.”
How to Help: Green thumbs can lend a hand at rain garden
June 10, 2013
Kansas University’s Center for Sustainability promotes a culture of sustainability in order to protect natural ecosystems, create economic prosperity, and treat all people with equality and respect. The center works across campus to support sustainable practices in operations, education, research and campus life. The center needs volunteers to help with the summer maintenance of the campus rain garden, a 5,200-square-foot home to 2,500 native plants and 18 different species. Volunteers will perform general garden maintenance tasks such as removing excess growth and unwanted vegetation, mulch distribution and weed removal. To volunteer, contact Blaine Bengtson at or at 785-864-5398.