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Volunteers honored by chamber, Leadership Lawrence
May 3, 2013
Local volunteers Cindy Yulich, Mike Wildgen and Sarajane Scott Koch were honored for their service to the community at the Leadership Lawrence Class of 2013 graduation ceremony at the Alvamar Country Club last week. By Giles Bruce
Assistant school superintendent to resign
May 3, 2013
The Lawrence school district announced that Adam Holden, assistant superintendent for teaching and learning, will resign for “personal family reasons.” His resignation is effective June 30. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence attorney disbarred, accused of $200,000 ethics violation
May 3, 2013
The Kansas Supreme Court disbarred a Lawrence attorney Friday after an ethics complaint accused him of improperly making $200,000 in private practice while employed by a bank.
Weekend wrap-up: Lawrence man found guilty of raping girl, 11; KU student convicted of battery, criminal restraint
May 3, 2013
A wrap-up of the past several days’ cases in Douglas County District Court. Click on the highlighted links for details.
KU, other universities keep government informed on status of international students
May 3, 2013
As reports emerged Friday that the U.S. Homeland Security Department has ordered extra security in the student visa process in the wake of the Boston bombings, officials at Kansas University and Kansas State University said they’re already keeping close tabs on the status of their international students, as required. By Matt Erickson
Ecumenical Campus Ministries pastor Holcombe retiring after 22 years of listening
May 3, 2013
Thad Holcombe has overseen a capital campaign that raised $835,000, watched a weekly vegetarian lunch program grow to serve hundreds of students and helped provide a place for a retired professor to continue a human sexuality course that had come under attack. But the most important part of his job, he says, has been to just listen. Holcombe, the minister at Ecumenical Campus Ministries just off the Kansas University campus, will retire this summer. By Matt Erickson
More high school sporting events postponed Friday
12:09 p.m., May 3, 2013 Updated 05:20 p.m.
Boys tennis regional tournaments are just some of the Friday high school sporting events called off due to the ongoing cold and wet spring weather in northeast Kansas.
Lions in all-star football game
May 3, 2013
Five Lawrence High football players will represent Kansas in the 22nd Annual Country Mart Kansas vs. Missouri All Star Game on June 13, at Lee’s Summit North, Mo.
LHS golfer signs
May 3, 2013
Lawrence High senior Quillen Eichhorn will continue her golf career at the college level.
Big 12 honors KU track athletes
May 3, 2013
Kansas University put 22 student-athletes on the Academic All-Big 12 Track & Field teams.
Rays-Royals postponed due to snow
May 3, 2013
The Kansas City Royals’ game against the Tampa Bay Rays was postponed on Thursday after heavy rain turned to sleet and snow during the middle of the fourth inning.
Fantasy campers get to meet ex-Jayhawks
Collins, Reed, Simien among former players taking part in fantasy camp game
May 3, 2013
Captains Club members, who paid extra to attend this weekend’s Bill Self Basketball Fantasy Experience, participated in a 32-minute game that included former Kansas University players Sherron Collins, Jeff Hawkins, Mario Little, Brady Morningstar, Tyrel Reed and Wayne Simien on Thursday night in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Glove stories: Kansas University baseball players talk about their first — and current — gloves
May 3, 2013
Nothing quite compares to that first glove, even for the Kansas University baseball players who execute such smooth fielding magic on the Hoglund Ballpark diamond. By Tom Keegan
Contractors say county getting overcharged for roof work
May 3, 2013
Douglas County will pay $610,000 to replace the roof on the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center. But some area contractors say it could have been done for much less. By Peter Hancock
Letter: Evil deeds
May 3, 2013
Jesus addresses tragedies similar to those in Boston, Texas and Bangladesh in Luke 13:1-5. The issue with the people seemed to be whether those who survived were less sinners than those who perished. Jesus’ response looked beyond this: “Unless you repent you will likewise perish.” Seems pretty harsh given the circumstances, yet that is exactly what he meant and means today.
25 years ago: Hoch to stay open in spite of fire code violations
May 3, 2013
“Hoch has been like it is now since Naismith was playing there.”
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of May 2
May 3, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Thursday, May 2.
Late winter storm more annoyance than problem
May 3, 2013
The weather needs to check its calendar. A rare May winter storm pelted Lawrence with rain, sleet and then snow Thursday, dropping a .56 inches of precipitation on the city. By Adam Strunk
Letter: Police view
May 3, 2013
When mass shootings occur, it is the duty of the police officer on the street to respond and deal with the results of the carnage. How do they view the attempts of legislators to pass more gun laws, “assault” weapons bans and smaller magazine capacities?
40 years ago: Downtown beautification project on hold
May 3, 2013
Bids had come in higher than expected.
Editorial: Great match
Pairing Kansas University students who need experience with nonprofits who need help is a winning combination.
May 3, 2013
Nonprofit agencies in Kansas have a number of problems but not much money to hire consultants to help solve them. Students in Kansas University’s master of business administration program need experience solving problems, and they work for free. It’s a match made in heaven.
Letter: Communication
May 3, 2013
I am confident that we can agree the community ideals marked by neighbors and friends gathered on the front porch in open agreement and disagreement on all life topics and engaging face-to-face is all but dead. In past Rockwellian times, the coffeehouse became the dominant forum for community debate and the sharing of everyday life events. Sadly, this is changing as well.
Opinion: Syrian rebels critical of U.S. delays
May 3, 2013 in print edition on A8
Gen. Salim Idriss, the commander of rebel forces in Syria, complained late Tuesday that President Obama’s desire “to wait and wait for more evidence” that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons is encouraging their continued use — and that these attacks will only stop if the U.S. and its allies impose a no-fly zone.
100 years ago: KU women to be allowed mid-week dates for fundraiser
May 3, 2013
“Some of the best talent in the University has been secured to help make the shows a success and swell the Dorm funds.”
Horoscopes for May 3
May 3, 2013
For Friday, May 3: This year you will be well-grounded and extremely intuitive. This mix means good decisions. Let go of an innate stubbornness, and you’ll see how much easier life becomes. If you are single, you beam and draw in many people, especially after June. If you are attached, you will go through a very amorous period together.