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State board approves new science standards
June 11, 2013
By a vote of 8-2, the Kansas State Board of Education approved the Next Generation Science Standards, which were developed by 26 states, including Kansas. The vote came after an extended public debate over both the science standards and the Common Core standards in reading and math. By Peter Hancock
Downtown Lawrence Inc. hires nonprofit executive to fill director position
June 11, 2013
A Lawrence resident with experience as a fundraiser for nonprofit agencies has been named the new executive director of Downtown Lawrence Inc. By Chad Lawhorn
Change in state law expected to produce fewer historic preservation reviews in Lawrence
June 11, 2013
The question of what type of developments can be located next to historic structures — a question known to create a few debates in Lawrence — soon will be asked less frequently, because of a new state law. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence man sentenced to almost five years in prison for paying for sex with teenager
June 11, 2013
A 33-year-old Lawrence man has been sentenced to almost five years in prison for paying to have sex with a 14-year-old girl in January. By Ian Cummings
Constitution Hall to participate in Historic Lecompton Territorial Days
June 11, 2013
Constitution Hall, a Kansas state historical site, will participate in Historic Lecompton Territorial Days on June 22.
FSHS grad A’Liyan Rogers on winning all-star team
June 11, 2013
Recent Free State grad A’Liyah Rogers and her Kansas all-star team defeated Missouri, 8-3 and 4-0, in Monday’s 13th annual MO-KAN All Star game at the Shawnee Mission School District Softball Complex.
Veritas fills football vacancy
June 11, 2013
Veritas Christian School varsity football coach Doug Bennett has retired after 10 years with the program he started.
KU officials eye Twitter account
June 11, 2013
Kansas University associate athletic director Jim Marchiony responded to a Twitter posting by the “KU Boobs” account on Monday, indicating the KU athletic department is not trying to shut down the KU Boobs Twitter account.
Guthrie, Perez spark Royals
June 11, 2013
Jeremy Guthrie pitched impressively into the seventh inning, Salvador Perez hit a two-run triple and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 Monday night for their sixth straight victory.
Bob Lisher: Camp benefitted FSHS football
June 11, 2013
After spending Friday through Sunday in Maryville, Mo., for Northwest Missouri State University’s football camp, Free State High coach Bob Lisher returned to Lawrence feeling optimistic. By Benton Smith
KU men’s hoops perfect in APR report
June 11, 2013
It’s academic-progress-rate time at universities across the country, and at Kansas University that means yet another reason for the men’s basketball program to celebrate. By Matt Tait
Kansas names tennis coach
June 11, 2013
Todd Chapman, who helped guide Texas Tech to the 2012 and 2013 Big 12 regular-season titles, has been named head women’s tennis coach at Kansas University.
KU track racks up All-Americans
June 11, 2013
Kansas University’s women’s track and field team earned a nation’s-best 16 first-team All-America awards this outdoor season.
Jamari Traylor’s tale captivates campers
June 11, 2013
Kansas University sophomore forward Jamari Traylor didn’t expect to break down and cry before 800 youths during his appearance as guest speaker at the Bill Self basketball camp on Monday in Horejsi Center. But he did. By Gary Bedore
Top shots: A look at Bill Self’s best shooting guards
June 11, 2013
In the second installment of our summer series, the Journal-World and KUSports.com staffs look at the top shooting guards in the Bill Self era.
Indoor second inspired Kansas track
June 11, 2013
Assistant coach Wayne Pate delievered a short-but-sweet speech that proved to be the catalyst to last weekend’s outdoor national championship domination by Kansas’ women’s track and field team. By Matt Tait
100 years ago: 399 graduates receive KU diplomas
June 11, 2013
“A crowd estimated at 3,000 filled every seat on both floors and packed the doorways of Robinson Gymnasium.”
25 years ago: Hydroponic tomatoes gaining in popularity
June 11, 2013
Ripe tomatoes from local gardens were still a month or so away, but two local growers were providing a way to get your tomato fix.
40 years ago: Girls’ Staters advised to get involved on grassroots level
June 11, 2013
The 423 delegates were attending the 31st annual Sunflower Girls’ State.
Editorial: Privacy lost
We have let our privacy slip away — and it won’t be easy to reclaim.
June 11, 2013
Under President Obama and his minions, the public’s privacy has been trampled, and reporting the news has been threatened to be considered a criminal activity.
Opinion: Sugar subsidies costly to consumers
June 11, 2013 in print edition on A9
The steamboat conveying Andrew Jackson up the Ohio River toward his tumultuous 1829 inauguration had brooms lashed to its bow, symbolizing Old Hickory’s vow to clean up Washington. But sweeping out Washington’s Augean stables, like painting the Golden Gate Bridge, is steady work, so steady it never ends. Neither do the policies that cosset sugar producers.
Opinion: U.S. gets small human rights win
June 11, 2013 in print edition on A9
Something very unusual happened at the 34-country Organization of American States annual foreign ministers’ meeting last week: The United States and Mexico won a diplomatic victory over authoritarian populist governments that wanted a free hand to suppress human rights monitors and critical media.
Dad Days event offers activities for families this weekend
June 11, 2013
Dad Days will celebrate fatherhood this week with free activities sponsored by Dads of Douglas County.
Lawrence health care workers aid remote village in Haiti
June 11, 2013
The patients started lining up at the crack of dawn. They had come from hours away, up the mountain, from areas so remote they made this dot on the map seem like a big city in comparison. They presented a wide range of ailments: a large facial tumor, a broken arm, cancer. Some would likely not survive — not because their illnesses were too acute, but because they were too far from an adequate medical facility and too poor even if they were closer. They made the treacherous, exhausting trek to Haiti’s Dos Bois Rouge region to see people we often take for granted: doctors and nurses from Lawrence. By Giles Bruce
Douglas County homicide case, with ties to other crimes, remains open
June 11, 2013
Almost 18 months after Topeka businessman Corey Brown was found killed in northwestern Douglas County, the investigation into his death remains open, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Other violent crimes at Brown’s Topeka retail development that preceded his death also remain open investigations, and Douglas County investigators have been involved in another criminal case that has moved forward against men linked to the homicide victim. Ian Cummings
Horoscopes for June 11
June 11, 2013
For Tuesday, June 11: This year you open up to many financial changes, and your instincts remain right-on. You will know what to do. If you are single, avoid a major control issue in a budding relationship. If you are attached, the only way to avoid a power play is not to get involved.