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Notebook: Wiggins hyped as top baller, brand
October 15, 2013
Kansas University freshman guard Andrew Wiggins is the No. 1-ranked college basketball player in the country and the likely top target of a basketball shoe bidding war, according to media reports Tuesday. Notes by Gary Bedore
Opinion: Mid-season change an encouraging step for Weis, KU football
October 15, 2013
He tried, but he couldn’t do it alone. So Charlie Weis, Kansas University’s head coach, implemented a new plan for Charlie Weis, the offensive coordinator this week. It entails the OC listening first and then talking. And if you think that will be easy for the man, well, you just haven’t spent enough time in the company of Jersey smart alecks. Column by Tom Keegan
KU bowling takes 6th in Mid-States Tournament
October 15, 2013
The Kansas University men’s club bowling team finished sixth out of 21 schools at the Mid-States Collegiate Tournament at Wichita last weekend. KU, which moved up to sixth after ending Day One in seventh, finished ahead of the field average by eight pins.
LiveWell Lawrence marks 5-year anniversary
October 15, 2013
Members and supporters of LiveWell Lawrence celebrated its five-year anniversary Tuesday with an event that featured a special recognition of a founding member and appearances from city, county and state officials.
New formulas would add more money for technical education
October 15, 2013
State education officials have devised new funding formulas that reflect the actual cost of providing career and technical education programs in Kansas high schools. Kansas lawmakers asked for recommendations about a new funding system in 2011. By Peter Hancock
2nd District: Wakefield encouraged by donations, poll; Jenkins’ spokesman says contest not competitive
October 15, 2013
Armed with a poll and campaign dollars, Democrat Margie Wakefield’s campaign today said that she has a “clear path” to defeating Republican U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins. Jenkins campaign spokesman Bill Roe disagreed, saying, “Any thought of competitiveness in this race is manufactured and not reality.” By Scott Rothschild
Blood test results to be suppressed in DUI case in which KU student lost his legs
October 15, 2013
The results of a blood test will be suppressed in the case of a Kansas University student arrested last year after a DUI accident that cost a fellow student his legs, a Douglas County judge decided.
Lawrence police bike patrol makes officers as visible, or stealthy, as needed
October 15, 2013
This year, the Lawrence Police Department’s bike patrol unit is experiencing a revitalization of sorts, both in the equipment used and areas patrolled. In May, the department purchased from Lawrence’s Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop four 2013 TREK mountain bikes designed exclusively for police patrol. By Stephen Montemayor
County installs additional emergency sirens
October 15, 2013
Two new emergency sirens have been installed and are expected to go live by the end of this month, said Jillian Rodrigue, Douglas County Emergency Management’s assistant director.
Zebra mussels confirmed in Clinton Lake
October 15, 2013
An infestation of zebra mussels, an invasive species of mollusk that has been known to clog up water intake pipes and outboard motors, has been confirmed in Clinton Lake, officials said.
County to vote on permit moratorium
October 15, 2013
Douglas County commissioners will vote Wednesday on whether to put a six-month moratorium on new agritourism permits. Commissioner Jim Flory says the new code needs to be reviewed and amended. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence man arrested, injured in Tuesday morning burglary of antique store
October 15, 2013
A 25-year-old Lawrence man was arrested and injured after struggling with officers responding to the burglary of an antique store Tuesday morning, according to Lawrence police.
Charlie Weis announces shakeup with way KU offense is coordinated
12:30 p.m., October 15, 2013 Updated 11:47 p.m.
Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis announced a shakeup with his own staff on Tuesday to try to jump-start a KU offense that has struggled most of the season. By Matt Tait
25 years ago: New suits for Jayhawk mascots unveiled at Allen Fieldhouse
October 15, 2013
The birds in their new outfits were to join a whole flock of first- and second-generation Jayhawk mascots at the homecoming parade.
Letter: Sad reality
October 15, 2013
The depth of my disdain and disgust for reality shows has never been accurately plumbed, but it is fair to say that it is deep. A silver lining is that these TV shows have little effect on my life.
Editorial: Animal act
Kansas hasn’t updated its animal welfare act for 25 years. It’s time to take another look at the laws to protect animals from substandard breeding and training facilities.
October 15, 2013
This is not a ranking of which Kansas should be proud. According to a recent study by the Humane Society of the United States, Kansas ranks third — behind Missouri and Ohio — for having the highest number of dog breeders cited for egregious, repeated violations of the animal rights law.
Opinion: Schools must embrace technology
October 15, 2013
In 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon E. Moore predicted that computer processing power would double every two years. Almost 50 years later, his prediction, known as Moore’s Law, has proven to be incredibly accurate.
Opinion: GOP leaders deserve more credit
October 15, 2013
Liberals constantly lecture, more in theatrical sorrow than in actual anger, about their eagerness to compromise with Republicans, just not with Republicans who are — liberal moderation expresses itself immoderately — hostage-taking terroristic anarchistic jihadist suicide bombers. But Maine’s Republican Sen. Susan Collins, the very model of moderation, spoiled the Democrats’ piety charade by demonstrating its insincerity when she suggested this compromise:
40 years ago: K-Stater leads KU fan into embarrassing situation
October 15, 2013
“A purple-clad individual rushed up, grabbed off the insurance man’s crimson and blue cap and took off at a run….”
100 years ago: Baker University president’s car disappears from garage
October 15, 2013
“A peculiar thing about the affair is the fact that no tracks of the wheels were left where the car left the garage.”
Local AmeriCorps members launch cooking class for kids
October 15, 2013
Leah Charles and Hannah Temple, both members of AmeriCorps, have partnered to host a series of cooking classes for kids and their families.
Benefit for Lecompton woman with breast cancer rescheduled
October 15, 2013
A benefit for Roxanne Laughlin, a Lecompton grocery store cashier recently diagnosed with breast cancer, has been rescheduled. The event will now be held Nov. 2.
Chamber honors first responders for lifesaving, valor
October 15, 2013
When Lawrence police Officer Sutagee Anglin found himself among first responders to a quickly escalating house fire, he didn’t stop to think, “Wait — I’m not a firefighter.” “You go back there and hear someone screaming and saying there’s someone else inside, it’s a reaction,” he said. “You just do it.” By Sara Shepherd
Double Take: Tips for living with ADD
October 15, 2013
How ADD sufferers can stay ahead of the problems it can present.
Five years in, LiveWell Lawrence still working to improve health of community
October 15, 2013
Five years ago this month, stakeholders in the areas of health and wellness came together to start LiveWell Lawrence, a coalition that supports projects in the community that promote nutritious eating and physical activity. By Giles Bruce