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Free State team, two Lions make golf state
October 14, 2013
Free State High’s girls golf team and two individuals from Lawrence High qualified for the state golf meet based on their performances Monday at a Class 6A regional at Clapp Golf Course.
KU men’s golf in 11th place
October 14, 2013
Freshman Chase Hanna is tied for 15th, and the Kansas University men’s golf team is in 11th place after two rounds Monday of the Crooked Stick Intercollegiate.
D, special teams scoring for K.C.
October 14, 2013
With the Chiefs getting a big chunk of their scoring from defense and special teams, Andy Reid prefers to think of it as a tribute to those units, not a knock against his offense.
KU volleyball ranked 23rd
October 14, 2013
Kansas University’s volleyball team was ranked No. 23 nationally in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Top 25 Poll on Monday. The (14-4, 4-1) Jayhawks were ranked No. 20 in the preseason poll.
Jayhawks work over ‘break’
October 14, 2013
Kansas University’s basketball players are not taking it easy during Monday/Tuesday Fall Break. By Gary Bedore
Opinion: Kansas defense showing progress
October 14, 2013
The frustrating ineptitude of the Kansas University football team’s offense has overshadowed signs of progress on the other side of the line of scrimmage. And the signs are as real as they are encouraging. By Tom Keegan
14-and-O(U): Stoops’ Sooners perfect after Rivalry
October 14, 2013
Since taking over as head coach in 1999, Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops is 14-0 during the week following the Sooners’ Red River Rivalry game against Texas. By Matt Tait
Lawrence school board OKs $50,000 land purchase, discusses boundary committee
October 14, 2013
The Lawrence school board approved the purchase of a 4.8-acre tract adjacent to the Free State High School athletics facilities to prevent it from being developed for commercial use. The board also gave preliminary approval for setting up an advisory panel to recommend future attendance zone changes. By Peter Hancock
Deer mating season means drivers should beware
October 14, 2013
This time of year, deer have one thing on their minds — and it’s not avoiding a confrontation with your front bumper. No, they’re looking for love. By Sara Shepherd
Controversy surrounds Lawrence navigator for Affordable Care Act
05:06 p.m., October 14, 2013 Updated 06:58 p.m.
A local outreach and enrollment worker for the Affordable Care Act has come under scrutiny after a national website published a story detailing her past legal problems Monday. By Giles Bruce
Free State football still No. 2 in 6A
October 14, 2013
The 17-10, overtime victory against Shawnee Mission East that allowed Free State High’s football team to clinch a share of the Sunflower League championship also helped it maintain its No. 2 spot in Class 6A.
Groundbreaking ceremony for new KU business school building set for Friday Oct. 18
October 14, 2013
The $65.7 million, six-story, 166,000-square-foot new home for the the KU School of Business will stand across Naismith Drive from Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and School of Business Dean Neeli Bendapudi are all scheduled to attend the event.
KU med school dean finalist from Mayo Clinic will visit campus this week
October 14, 2013
A finalist for the position of dean of the KU School of Medicine, Robert Simari, a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minn., will visit the KU medical school campuses in Kansas City, Wichita and Salina this week, as well as the Lawrence campus. He is the first finalist for the position of medical school dean announced so far.
KU, Baylor to kick off at 6 p.m. Oct. 26
October 14, 2013
The Kansas University football team’s Oct. 26 battle with Baylor in Lawrence will kick off at 6 p.m. and be televised by ESPNU.
25 years ago: Former band members to gather on KU campus
October 14, 2013
The 16th annual reunion of the Kansas University Alumni Band was to be held this weekend.
40 years ago: Fate of ‘island’ in question as flooded Kaw crests
October 14, 2013
“The island is considered a debris-catching eyesore by some, a hazard by others….”
Marriages for Oct. 14
October 14, 2013
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County.
Bankruptcies for Oct. 14
October 14, 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.
Letter: Cancer causes
October 14, 2013
This is in response to Judy Dutton’s Oct. 11 letter. What is causing cancers? I too have asked that question many times.
Letter: Rights, responsibilities
October 14, 2013
In his Oct. 1 letter, David Santee said, “The First Amendment does not shelter someone from all consequences of speech.” I agree with this statement and his letter. In our American culture we are very consumed with our rights. It seems that at times we are so blinded by the thought that our rights might have been violated that we cannot see or feel our sense of responsibility — our responsibility to not abuse or misuse our rights and our responsibility to our neighbors, citizens, students, to encourage, strengthen and assist one another with actions and words articulated with well-thought-out, meaningful content.
Opinion: Court case slips down the rabbit hole
October 14, 2013
The marble friezes above the Supreme Court chamber depict 18 great lawgivers, including Moses, Solomon, King John and William Blackstone. Come Tuesday, as the bemused — or so one hopes — justices listen to oral arguments in a case from Michigan, they might wonder why Lewis Carroll is not included. He would have relished the Alice-in-Wonderland argument the justices will hear, which is as follows.
Battle over food stamps going on in statehouses and D.C.
October 14, 2013
Marian Poe, executive director of Rice County Communities that Serve in Lyons, said she looked at her email the afternoon of Sept. 30 and her jaw dropped. Just one day before the renewal of a federal grant to help poor people access food stamps was to take effect, the administration of Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican, informed her and other grantees that the state was no longer going to use those funds. “It was a total shock,” Poe said. But Republicans in state Capitols and Washington have been calling for deep cuts in food stamps, saying that the program has grown out of control. By Scott Rothschild
KU alum determined to make a difference in the health of Peruvians
October 14, 2013
Before his junior year at Kansas University, Chase Hamilton took a leisurely vacation to Peru with his family. But upon canoeing down a river tributary of the Amazon, Hamilton and his family were stopped by a group of indigenous people and told they could not cross unless they procured medicine for a dying member of their community sick with diarrhea. For Hamilton, the experience was eye-opening. By Caitlin Doornbos
Divorces for Oct. 14
October 14, 2013
Divorces granted in Douglas County.
Mental health crisis calls — doubled in past decade — weigh on minds of police, health agencies
October 14, 2013
As mental health crisis calls — including suicide attempts — have doubled in the past decade, area law enforcement and emergency response teams have trained to both better diffuse such crises while also providing one another support for their own mental health. By Stephen Montemayor
In-town dog park no closer to happening in Lawrence
October 14, 2013
A year after it was proposed, a plan to have a fenced-in dog park built in Lawrence hasn’t gone anywhere, though one local park looks to be getting an upgrade. By Giles Bruce
State education board to discuss new nutrition standards
October 14, 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed new regulations in June governing food sold a la carte, in vending machines and other sources that often compete with regular school lunches. The Kansas State Board of Education will hear a report on those guidelines Tuesday. By Peter Hancock
Editorial: Rental licensing
Rental property is a business venture for local landlords, and the city shouldn’t back down on a program intended to preserve the safety and physical integrity of those properties.
October 14, 2013
Lawrence city commissioners need to be careful not to water down a proposed rental registration and licensing program so much that it doesn’t meet its intended goals.
100 years ago: Driver tried to beat train to crossing, witnesses say
October 14, 2013
“Rock Island train number 35 travels between forty-five and fifty miles an hour at this particular place.”
Business briefcase Oct. 14
October 14, 2013
Two Lawrence businesses professionals have joined the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association staff.