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Libertarian speaker David Boaz expresses optimism in Dole Institute talk
October 18, 2013
The David Boaz, who has made many appearances in national media and is the executive vice president of the Cato Institute think-tank, had much to say and critique in a 90-minute talk at the Dole Institute of Politics Thursday night.
KU football notebook: McCay says OU just another opponent
October 18, 2013
Kansas University’s game against Oklahoma is a reunion of sorts for KU wideout Justin McCay. By Matt Tait
Tale of the tape: KU vs. OU
October 18, 2013
A unit-by-unit look at the Kansas-Oklahoma football match-up.
Ring a Bell? Oklahoma quarterback’s cousin a walk-on linebacker for Jayhawks
October 18, 2013
Earlier this week, on his “Hawk Talk” radio show, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis joked that he just might insert walk-on linebacker Beau Bell into the KU lineup this week so the first-year Jayhawk can blitz his older cousin, Blake Bell, the starting quarterback at Oklahoma. Beau’s all for it. By Matt Tait
Four-star general receives Kansas University Distinguished Alumni Award
October 18, 2013
At the presentation of Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award on Friday evening, recipient Charles Boyd explained how his time at KU set him on the path to becoming a four-star general. Boyd attended the university after returning home from Vietnam, where he spent nearly seven years as a prisoner of war. By Nikki Wentling
KU School of Business celebrates groundbreaking
October 18, 2013
At the Lied Center today university and state officials gathered with KU students and alumn to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new KU business school building. The $65.7 million facility will feature collaborative spaces, and fresh water pipes, to help usher the business school into the modern world. By Ben Unglesbee
Hotel project seeks to close part of New Hampshire Street until March
October 18, 2013
After an unexpected construction issue closed part of the 900 block of New Hampshire for about two weeks, construction crews are seeking permission to close one lane until March. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence City Commission meeting agenda for Oct. 22
October 18, 2013
6:35 p.m. Tuesday Lawrence City Hall
Regents hear rumblings about tenure, but no specific plan has emerged
October 18, 2013
Officials say they wouldn’t be surprised if legislation surfaced that sought to change tenure policies at public universities following the uproar over a Kansas University tenured professor’s tweet aimed at the National Rifle Association. But so far, no proposal has emerged. By Scott Rothschild
Lawrence meeting for state retiree health plan set for next week
October 18, 2013
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is hosting a meeting for state retirees in Lawrence on Thursday.
6A state tennis postponed
October 18, 2013
The Class 6A girls tennis state tournament was postponed Friday when rain, sleet and even a few snow flakes fell at Maize South High.
Lawrence installing new utility billing system; customers urged to look at water bills closely
October 18, 2013
All 32,000 homes and businesses in Lawrence with city water service are being urged to take notice of a new account number that will show up on their monthly bills. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of indecent liberties with a minor, sodomy
01:41 p.m., October 18, 2013 Updated 03:49 p.m.
A 42-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of multiple counts of indecent liberties with a child and criminal sodomy.
Suspect still sought in hit-and-run involving bicyclist
October 18, 2013
Lawrence police are still seeking a suspect in a hit-and-run accident that involved a bicyclist on Massachusetts Street last week.
Snowflakes a possibility, but not a concern, in Lawrence this evening
11:50 a.m., October 18, 2013 Updated 02:35 p.m.
Lawrence may see some light snow or sleet pellets tonight, but no snow accumulation.
Former Kansas AG Kline’s law license suspended for misconduct during abortion investigation
October 18, 2013
The Kansas Supreme Court today indefinitely suspended the law license of former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline following allegations of ethical misconduct during his investigation of abortion providers.
KU swimmers fall to TCU
October 18, 2013
Sophomore Bryce Hinde and freshman Yulduz Kuchkarova posted winning performances Thursday as Kansas University’s swim team fell to TCU, 176-124.
Seabury’s Albrecht wins CC race
October 18, 2013
Kate Albrecht won the girls 4K race, and Bishop Seabury Academy’s girls cross country team placed sixth of 11 teams Thursday at the Burlington Invitational.
Miege topples FSHS volleyball
October 18, 2013
Free State High gave Bishop Miege all it could handle in the first set before falling, 25-20, 25-17, 25-14, in a dual volleyball match Thursday night.
SM South edges LHS soccer, 2-1
October 18, 2013
Narito Mendez’s first-half goal gave Lawrence High an early lead, but the Lions fell to Shawnee Mission South, 2-1, on Thursday night in high school boys soccer.
Lone goal enough for FSHS soccer
October 18, 2013
Nothing worked offensively for Free State High’s boys soccer team in the second half Thursday night against Olathe South. Passes didn’t connect. Shots nearly became extinct. And somehow it didn’t matter. By Benton Smith
FSHS football won’t overlook athletic Wyandotte
October 18, 2013
Free State High football coach Bob Lisher has warned his players about their first district opponent, Kansas City (Kan.) Wyandotte. He doesn’t want Wyandotte’s 3-3 record to fool them. By Benton Smith
District play gives LHS football sense of ‘urgency’
October 18, 2013
As Lawrence High’s football players prepared this week for tonight’s district opener — kickoff at 7 at Leavenworth — coach Dirk Wedd made it clear to them that this is the most important game the Lions (2-4) have played so far this season. By Benton Smith
Opinion: Kansas football offense to learn if less is more
October 18, 2013
Some plays might be too ambitious for the talent-challenged KU offense. By Tom Keegan
Letter: Traffic snag
October 18, 2013
The detour using Rockledge Road for the Sixth and Iowa rebuild is going to cause havoc. Unless the the Merc’s north entrance is closed for at least the duration of the project, there will be backups or at least Ninth and Iowa backups due to that business’s patrons use of that way to access that parking lot.
Letter: Well-qualified
October 18, 2013
I was somewhat puzzled to read in the Tuesday Journal-World that the health care navigator, Rosilyn Wells was being criticized for not having adequate credentials for holding her position at Heartland Community Health Center. She assists clients to access insurance through the Affordable Health Care Act.
Opinion: Israel, Turkey part of shifting alliances
October 18, 2013
The Turkish-Israeli relationship became so poisonous early last year that the Turkish government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is said to have disclosed to Iranian intelligence the identities of up to 10 Iranians who had been meeting inside Turkey with their Mossad case officers.
25 years ago: Public discusses possibly solutions to LHS overcrowding
October 18, 2013
A two-hour local television program this week had invited public callers to weigh in on the city’s secondary school options.
40 years ago: School district to survey parents about federal breakfast program
October 18, 2013
The board of education had voted 4 to 2 to conduct the survey.
100 years ago: Young joy-riders crash into utility pole
October 18, 2013
“The boys are all 15 and 16 years old.”
Editorial: Printing move
The decision to move its printing site will not diminish the Journal-World’s commitment to publishing a strong newspaper for Lawrence and the surrounding area.
October 18, 2013
The decision to shift the printing site for the Journal-World was extremely difficult.
Opinion: Government isn’t our savior
October 18, 2013
A new Associated Press-GfK poll reveals some troubling statistics for members of both major political parties, if they can be troubled, given what looks to be their lack of concern for what they are doing to the country.