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Double homicide investigated near Ottawa
May 6, 2013
Franklin County law enforcement officials are investigating a double homicide after the discovery of two bodies Monday at a rural home near Ottawa. Law enforcement officers would not release any identifying information about the victims, and it was not known how the victims might be related to each other or to the property owners. But the owner of the property said on Facebook his brother had been missing since last week, and a woman who found one of the bodies said she believed it was that of a 22-year-old woman she’d gone to school with. By Shaun Hittle & Meagan Thomas
Opinion: McLemore case exposes the seedy underworld of college basketball
May 6, 2013
Think of the college basketball we watch on television as the most beautiful stretch of landscape you ever have seen. But under that beautiful slice of earth lies the foul underworld of college basketball that involves the pursuit of top NBA prospects by disreputable agents who pay recruiters. Think of that underworld as the tunnel that carries away raw sewage. Thanks to a USA Today report over the weekend that detailed accusations made by Kansas star Ben McLemore’s AAU coach, Darius Cobb, we all have had a window to the underworld opened for us. By Tom Keegan
LHS, Free State bring home state speech championships
May 6, 2013
Lawrence High School sophomore Clara Cobb and Free State High School senior Kerrie Leinmiller-Renick brought home first-place trophies at the 6A state speech and drama championships Saturday in Olathe. Bishop Seabury Academy competed for the first time in the 2A division and earned two trophies and placed seventh overall as a team. By Peter Hancock
Tiger among exotic animals seized from Atchison County resident
May 6, 2013
Almost a dozen wild animals, including a tiger, were seized from an Atchison property, and their owner jailed, Sunday after sheriff’s deputies responded to reports that the animals were not being cared for properly. Ian Cummings
Former KU receiver Kale Pick joins Weis’ staff as Grad Assistant
May 6, 2013
Kale Pick, who graduated from KU in December of 2012 with a degree in psychology, has been added to head coach Charlie Weis’ coaching staff, school officials announced Monday.
Advocates for those with developmental disabilities applaud Brownback’s funding proposal, urge withdrawal of KanCare plan
May 6, 2013
Parents of Kansans with disabilities on Monday praised Gov. Sam Brownback for proposing additional funds to provide services and to move people off of waiting lists that they say have reached a crisis point. But they also urged Brownback to withdraw his plan to provide long-term care for their children under KanCare, which is the overhauled Medicaid program run by private insurance companies. By Scott Rothschid
Enrollment open for KU’s Mini College in June
May 6, 2013
Registration is open for the fifth edition of Kansas University’s Mini College, a four-day-long experience on the Lawrence campus that includes a variety of courses and extracurricular activities.
Retired KU professor’s annual Stop Day tour scheduled for Friday
May 6, 2013
Continuing a tradition now 20 years old, Kansas University Professor Emeritus Ted Johnson will again give his annual spring Stop Day tour of the KU campus Friday. It’s open to anyone who’d like to come along. By Matt Erickson
Baker names new dean for professional, graduate studies
May 6, 2013
Baker University has named an administrator at Ottawa University to lead its School of Professional and Graduate Studies.
Residents upset at theft of American flags from retirement community
May 6, 2013
Since Meadowlark Estates opened its doors a couple years ago, 15 seven-foot tall American flags have adorned the entrance way to the retirement community at 4430 Bauer Farm Drive — until last week, when a thief or thieves snatched up 10 of the flags overnight. By Shaun Hittle
Ben McLemore’s former AAU coach says KU knew nothing about middleman
10:39 a.m., May 6, 2013 Updated 12:22 a.m.
In a release, Darius Cobb, the former AAU coach of Ben McLemore, said Kansas University officials knew nothing about middleman Rodney Blackstock’s involvement with Cobb, despite the fact Blackstock attended three KU games using complimentary tickets on McLemore’s KU pass list. By Gary Bedore
Woman killed after falling out of party bus
May 6, 2013
A 26-year-old Kansas City, Kan., woman died Saturday after falling out of a party bus on Interstate 35 and being struck by three other vehicles.
Bankruptcies for May 6
May 6, 2013
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Analyst: Nobody knows Andrew Wiggins’ pick
May 6, 2013
Paul Biancardi, who is ESPN.com’s director of basketball recruiting, professes no inside knowledge into the decision-making process of Andrew Wiggins, the country’s No. 1 high school prospect who has a final list of Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and Florida State. By Gary Bedore
How former Jayhawks fared in May 5 NBA games
May 6, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Sunday’s NBA playoff games.
First of all: KU women claim first Outdoor track crown
May 6, 2013
Paris Daniels won an individual title, was second in another event and ran legs on two winning relay teams Sunday to help Kansas University win the first Big 12 Outdoor team title in program history.
Kansas baseball sweeps Bears
May 6, 2013
For the third time in three days, the game came down to the final batter. And for the third straight day, the final at-bat went the way of Kansas University’s baseball team, which finished off a sweep of Baylor with a 5-4, 10-inning victory Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark. By Matt Tait
Funny Facebook users stay away from politics, KU researchers find
May 6, 2013
If you use Facebook, perhaps you can think of a friend of yours who posts a lot of politically charged comments there. And perhaps you can think of a friend who often posts things that make you laugh. But Natalie Pennington, a doctoral student at Kansas University, is willing to bet those are two different people. By Matt Erickson
Go-Getter: Photography
May 6, 2013
Spring is a great time to pick up a camera and maybe sneak into a few photography classes that could aid your future reminiscing and impress your friends.
Business briefcase
May 6, 2013
Business briefcase for May 6, 2013.
Double Take: Introverted behavior not unhealthy
May 6, 2013
Dr. Wes and Katie talk about why introverts get a bad rap, and why it’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Style for the Ages: Innovation in America’s heritage
May 6, 2013
A huge trend in men’s fashion today is what I’ll call the “American Heritage Movement.” Tapping into Americans’ obsession with all things vintage, fashion designers are increasingly harking back to a “better” time in American history when things were supposedly just made better.
Partner exercise routines can be more fun, motivating
May 6, 2013
Recent studies have found that exercising with a partner boosts motivation — and it’s more fun than doing it alone.
Fix-It Chick: Shake the rust off outdoor objects
May 6, 2013
Whether it is a hand rail, an outdoor patio chair or a mailbox, refinishing rusty metal is a straightforward project.
Editorial: Ill-advised appeal
It looks like Kansas will be spending enough time and money defending itself in court without appealing court-ordered fees and expenses in last year’s redistricting case.
May 6, 2013
Late last week, Secretary of State Kris Kobach indicated he was considering an appeal of a federal court’s order that Kansas pay $389,000 in attorneys’ fees and expenses in connection with last year’s lawsuit over congressional and legislative redistricting.
100 years ago: Grocers dumping old produce on rural roads
May 6, 2013
“This is not only objectionable to the farmers but to the tourists who get out on this road.”
40 years ago: Topeka barbers raise prices, but Lawrence to remain unchanged
May 6, 2013
Topeka barbers were raising their fee from $2.75 to $3.
25 years ago: Lawrence’s All Star Dairy to close in June
May 6, 2013
It was unknown how many workers would be invited to relocate to the company’s other plants.
Opinion: Airline fare case a free speech issue
May 6, 2013 in print edition on A8
“The legislative department is everywhere extending the sphere of its activity, and drawing all power into its impetuous vortex.”      — James Madison, Federalist 48 But under today’s regulatory state, which Madison could hardly have imagined, the legislature, although still a source of much mischief, is not the principal threat to liberty. Suppose a federal executive department flagrantly abused its regulatory powers for the unmistakable purpose of suppressing truthful speech that annoys the government. If you assume the Supreme Court would rectify this assault on the First Amendment’s core protection, you would be mistaken.
Opinion: Immigration bill has too many holes
May 6, 2013 in print edition on A8
There’s the story of a woman with five kids who was asked if she had to do it all over again would she have five children? “Yes,” she said, “just not these five.” That’s the way I feel about the immigration “reform” bill introduced by the Senate’s bipartisan “Gang of 8.” I’m all for an immigration bill, just not this immigration bill — at least in its present form.
Horoscopes for May 6
May 6, 2013
For Monday, May 6: This year you open up to new concepts. Know that you can’t fight city hall, but you can let go of rigidity and choose to look at other ideas. If you are single, you are likely to attract someone quite unusual yet dynamic. If you are attached, the two of you could benefit from taking an exciting trip that you have been discussing for a long time.