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City leaders want to meet with Indian tribe over future of North Lawrence land
October 8, 2013
Lawrence city commissioners want to have a face-to-face meeting with leaders of the Delaware Indian Tribe to determine the tribe’s intentions for developing a prime piece of North Lawrence property along the Kansas Turnpike. By Chad Lawhorn
Roberts faces GOP foe in Senate re-election bid
October 8, 2013
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, a power in Kansas politics for decades, faces a challenge in the Republican primary from a Kansas City-area doctor who’s never run for office but has gained attention in conservative and tea party circles for his vocal criticism of the federal health care overhaul.
Ongoing drug investigation nets Monday arrest of Lawrence man
October 8, 2013
A 23-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Monday on suspicion of multiple drug offenses and criminal firearm possession as part of an ongoing drug investigation.
Lawrence man arrested on drug, firearm possession, resisting arrest
October 8, 2013
A 23-year-old Lawrence man was booked into Douglas County Jail late Monday evening on suspicion of multiple drug offenses, criminal possession of a firearm by a felon and resisting arrest.
Exercise will test state’s ability to respond to livestock disease outbreak
October 8, 2013
An upcoming exercise on the Kansas State University campus to test state response to an viral outbreak in livestock is two years in the preparation and includes plans and countless contingencies for everything from traffic monitoring to communicating information to the media.
Brownback administration drops federal grant program to help people apply for food stamps
October 8, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration has discontinued use of a federal grant program to help poor people apply for food stamps. “We simply do not believe taxpayer dollars should be used to recruit people to be on welfare,” said Theresa Freed, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Department for Children and Families. By Scott Rothschild
LiveWell Lawrence to celebrate fifth anniversary
October 8, 2013
LiveWell Lawrence will mark its fifth anniversary with a community celebration from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Abe and Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St., in Lawrence. The event is free and open to the public.
Kansas Supreme Court justices grill lawyers during school finance appeal
October 8, 2013
State Supreme Court justices had sharp questions for lawyers on both sides of a school finance lawsuit that seeks hundreds of millions of dollars in new education spending. A decision in the case is expected around the first of next year. By Peter Hancock
Mother Earth News Fair coming to Lawrence
October 8, 2013
The Mother Earth News Fair will make its Midwest debut this weekend at Lawrence’s Watson Park.
County fairgrounds to host dog show this weekend
October 8, 2013
Canines and their human counterparts are set to assemble at the Douglas County Fairgrounds this weekend for the annual Lawrence Jayhawk Kennel Club Dog Show.
32nd Higuchi-KU Endowment research award winners announced
October 8, 2013
Four faculty members from Kansas universities have been awarded the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards.
SG Kelly Oubre commits to Kansas basketball
No. 12-rated player says ‘nobody is bigger than the program’ at KU
12:45 p.m., October 8, 2013 Updated 12:04 a.m.
Kelly Oubre Jr., a 6-foot-7 senior shooting guard from Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada, has orally committed to play basketball at Kansas University, he confirmed on his Twitter account Tuesday afternoon. By Gary Bedore
State argues court can’t order more funding for schools; two justices say state broke its promise
October 8, 2013
Attorneys for the state today told the Kansas Supreme Court that it can’t order the Legislature to increase funding to public schools, but two justices said the state broke its promise to schools.
25 years ago: 4-H project turns into family pumpkin enterprise
October 8, 2013
From these humble beginnings, the patch had grown to this year’s pumpkin population of 25,000 to 30,000 in eight varieties.
40 years ago: Deputy fooled by ‘straw man’
October 8, 2013
The deputy made repeated attempts to get the man’s attention by talking to him and shining a flashlight in his direction.
100 years ago: Jealous husband attacks bill collector
October 8, 2013
“The weekly visits of Lutz to the Nightingale house seem to have caused comment among neighbors.”
Letter: Late Night behavior
October 8, 2013
I was among those thousands who were turned away at Late Night. I’ve been to many and was disappointed for the first time, denied entrance, but was more disappointed in the behavior of many fans.
Letter: Hate speech
October 8, 2013
My wife and I have undergraduate and law degrees from Kansas University, as does our daughter; and various family members are KU grads. Several members of our family, including me, are members of the National Rifle Association. On behalf of our family, we found it disheartening that Professor Guth would like to see all of us violently killed and damned by God.
Letter: Felony required?
October 8, 2013
So, let’s review. We are legally married, so we will need to file our federal tax return as married. But, on our state tax return, Kansas says we must file as single, even though the law requires that the filing status on our state return match the one on our federal return. Thus, Kansas requires that we commit tax fraud.
Editorial: Fabulous fall
Amid all the frustrating issues that are in the news, take some time to appreciate the beauty of a Kansas autumn.
October 8, 2013
Hang onto your Pollyanna antidote. This could be one of THOSE commentaries! If you’re looking for lamentations about football, or scorn for Congress, or advice about immigration and voting laws or health care, or critiques related to Kansas University, the city or the county, pros and cons of free speech, punditry about sequesters and the full faith and credit of the United States — wait, or go back to previous issues of the Journal-World.
Doctor specializes in a reconstructive surgery that preserves strength and quality of life
October 8, 2013
The DIEP flap procedure takes tissue from a woman’s abdomen and uses it to fashion a replacement breast after a mastectomy. The surgery is long and complicated, but it can help preserve abdominal strength and a woman’s self-concept. By Ben Unglesbee
Letter: Not Kobach’s fault
October 8, 2013
I just cannot believe all the letters and articles I have been reading about Secretary of State Kris Kobach and how he is mistreating all of the Kansas who want to be voters. I shake my head at every one of them. Is it not our personal responsibility to present or mail in the proof-of-citizenship papers ourselves? Why is that his (Kobach’s) fault?
Interest in genetic testing, elective mastectomies on the rise
October 8, 2013
Kara Gourley’s world has been turned upside down by cancer. It took the life of her aunt, then her mother. It almost took hers. She elected to have a double mastectomy to lower her risk of recurrence of breast cancer. By Giles Bruce
Opinion: U.S. not protecting Mideast friends
October 8, 2013
Early last week, with Congress in disarray over the government shutdown, something astonishing happened.
Horoscopes for Oct. 8
October 8, 2013
For Tuesday, Oct. 8 This year you need to use self-discipline in order to achieve what you want professionally and financially. If you are single, your appeal is obvious. If you are attached, the two of you will spend many happy hours together discussing the world, your family or whatever else appeals to you.
Building dream home helped Ottawa cancer survivor make it through
October 8, 2013
There’s a gorgeous country home at the end of a cul-de-sac in Ottawa that owes every detail of its existence to one of the most trying and triumphant times in Jody Lancaster’s life. By Matt Tait
Parents should keep blame out of divorce for kids’ sake
October 8, 2013
How parents can make their divorce as painless as possible on their kids.
Other districts offer advice on Lawrence tech ed project
October 8, 2013
Lawrence officials have a unique plan for developing a career and technical education center that will serve both high school students and adults. But it also has similarities to job-training programs in other communities that offer some words of advice for Lawrence. By Peter Hancock