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Kansas House approves NBAF funding
May 9, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration overcame fresh resistance from the Kansas Legislature on Thursday to his proposal for an additional $202 million in bonds to help cover higher construction costs for a national biodefense lab that state officials had pursued aggressively.
Big 12 honors Kansas rower
May 9, 2013
Kansas’ Liz Scherer was named the Big 12’s Rowing Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Six Jayhawks on softball academic team
May 9, 2013
Six Kansas University softball players were named to the Academic All-Big 12 team Thursday.
Bill Self OK that shot clock to stay at 35
May 9, 2013
In somewhat of a surprise, the NCAA men’s basketball rules committee Thursday didn’t even vote on reducing the college shot clock from 35 to 30 seconds. By Gary Bedore
Incoming dean praises KU engineering school
May 9, 2013
The choice to come lead the Kansas University School of Engineering wasn’t a tough one, incoming dean Michael Branicky said Thursday. Branicky made his first KU appearance since being named as the next dean of engineering in February at a School of Engineering banquet. By Matt Erickson
Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault, domestic battery
May 9, 2013
A 26-year-old Lawrence man was arrested on several charges following an alleged domestic violence incident Thursday, including aggravated assault, criminal threat, and domestic battery.
Just Food agency and letter carriers want your canned and dry foods to ‘Stamp Out’ hunger
May 9, 2013
Canned and dry foods get stored in cupboards, shelves and drawers. But on Saturday, members of Just Food hope Douglas County residents will put the goods in a less conventional place: the mailbox. The National Association of Letter Carriers and Just Food have teamed up for the 21st annual Stamp Out Hunger campaign.
Republicans push through proposal blocking the desires of advocates for the developmentally disabled
May 9, 2013
Republicans on the House budget committee Thursday approved a measure that says if long-term care for those with developmental disabilities is kept out of KanCare, then they won’t get funding to reduce a waiting list for services. By Scott Rothschild
Drug investigation nets 81 arrests in northeast Kansas
May 9, 2013
The Kansas Bureau of investigation says 81 people were arrested on drug-related charges after a lengthy investigation by local and state authorities.
City and county awarded historic preservation grants, but money is being delayed
May 9, 2013
Douglas County and the city of Lawrence each have been awarded grants to fund historic preservation projects. But the money is currently tied up because of wrangling over the federal budget. By Peter Hancock
Garden Calendar: Are dandelions friends or foes?
May 9, 2013
Dandelions can be pesky but are easily controlled with a few key practices, and the ones who survive have value to the environment.
Republican freshman lawmakers in Kansas House undergo re-election briefing
May 9, 2013
Freshman House Republicans went to candidate school Thursday in the Statehouse. They heard from their legislative leaders, Gov. Sam Brownback’s political lieutenant, and a campaign consultant about how to strengthen their positions in the run-up to their re-election campaigns in 2014. By Scott Rothschild
Lions’ Strauss gets football award
May 9, 2013
Lawrence High senior football player Brad Strauss was one of 12 Kansas seniors to receive the National Football Foundation Sunflower Chapter’s scholar athlete award Wednesday at Manhattan.
Seabury swims to fourth place
May 9, 2013
Bishop Seabury Academy placed fourth of 10 teams at the Independent League Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday.
Kansas sprinter, track coach honored
May 9, 2013
Kansas University senior sprinter Paris Daniels was named Outstanding Female Performer of the Year, and Kansas’ Stanley Redwine was named Coach of the Year by the Big 12 Conference on Wednesday.
KU tennis coach resigns post
May 9, 2013
Amy Hall-Holt, Kansas University’s tennis coach the past 10 years, has resigned.
Kansas women’s basketball releases noncon schedule
May 9, 2013
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team will face six NCAA Tournament teams, four regular-season champions, four WNIT teams and six teams coming off 20-wins seasons in the 2013-14 nonconference schedule, which was released Wednesday.
Former Jayhawk Michael Lee looking for work
May 9, 2013
Former Kansas University basketball guard Michael Lee is seeking a new assistant-coaching position after working the past three seasons at University of San Francisco and two before that at Gardner-Webb. By Gary Bedore
Free State senior Lee McMahon makes himself at home behind the plate
May 9, 2013
Now a senior, Lee McMahon has caught every inning for Free State High each of the past two seasons and has started since he was a sophomore. By Benton Smith
Firebird golfer bemoans ‘brutal’ day
Free State’s Green struggles, but still snares second-team all-league honors
May 9, 2013
Free State High’s Alex Green was one of a few city competitors left disappointed after playing on his home course. By Jesse Newell
A 1-2 punch: Top of the order keys Free State softball victory
May 9, 2013
Free State’s first two batters reached base in seven of their eight combined plate appearances Wednesday night at Lawrence High, and the Firebirds won the City Showdown, 7-4.
100 years ago: Speed limits too slow, Lawrence drivers say
May 9, 2013
“Drivers contend that many cars are unable to climb the hill in the 800 block at this rate of speed and are obliged to travel faster in order to make the grade.”
Late goal lifts Seattle past Sporting KC
May 9, 2013
Seattle coach Sigi Schmid had seen this drama play out three times before, so he made a bold prediction when he subbed in Mauro Rosales with a few minutes left in a scoreless game.
Letter: An angry rant
May 9, 2013
Employment still hard to find while Congress debates esoteric issues.
Editorial: Budget focus
May 9, 2013
Kansas legislators should focus their wrap-up session on budget matters and leave most other issues for another time.
Opinion: You can’t run away from life
May 9, 2013 in print edition on A9
Brenda Heist wanted to run away from life. Naturally, she went to Key West, Fla. The first time I was down there, I saw a highway sign that, for me, perfectly captured the meaning of that place. North, it said, with an arrow pointing the way.
Opinion: 2013 failures may be 2014 issues
May 9, 2013 in print edition on A9
Thirty-one months ago Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell affronted the media and other custodians of propriety by saying something common-sensical. On Oct. 23, 2010, he said: “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” He meant that America needed conservative change from the statist course of Obama’s presidency (the stimulus, Obamacare, etc.), therefore America needed a president who would not veto such change.
Off the Beaten Plate: Peanut Butter Pie at Intorno
May 9, 2013
This pie has a gooey ribbon of what could be described as peanut butter ganache (if such a thing exists). That’s only the first layer. By Sara Shepherd
25 years ago: Bird enthusiasts flock to Perry for rare sighting
May 9, 2013
Birders were referring to it as the “chance of a lifetime.”
40 years ago: Local service stations rationing gasoline
May 9, 2013
Rumors of a national gasoline shortage were further fueled this morning.
Horoscopes for May 9
May 9, 2013
For Thursday, May 9: This year, if a part of your life is out of sync, you will opt to let go and change that experience to a more positive one. Your sign’s stubbornness will be used well, as you will not give up once a decision is made. If you are single, your appeal soars; however, you might not be up for the dating game. If you are attached, remember that your significant other is half of the bond.
Indian food, fast: New restaurants feed curry cravings on the quick
May 9, 2013
The Indian food scene along Massachusetts Street isn’t just heating up, it’s speeding up. Downtown Lawrence diners now have four restaurants to satiate Indian cravings, and the three newest are fast-casual or carryout concepts. By Sara Shepherd
Jealous? Artist, filmmaker explores difficult topics in ‘NV in KC
May 9, 2013
Judith G. Levy uses art to explore difficult subjects for which words alone oftentimes can’t suffice. Envy is a topic that frequently goes untalked about, particularly in the art world, Levy says. In “NV in KC,” the Lawrence artist takes on the topic full force in a playful sendup of the Kansas City, Mo., art scene. By Giles Bruce