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Indian tribe wants to keep options open on casino gaming, local delegation told
October 22, 2013
An Oklahoma-based Indian tribe wants to keep its options open for developing a casino somewhere in the Lawrence area, a delegation of local leaders was told by the tribe’s chief Tuesday. By Chad Lawhorn
Historian, author maps out history of privacy
October 22, 2013
Historian Jill Lepore spoke in front of an audience of up to 300 at at the Kansas Union’s Woodruff Auditorium Tuesday night about the history privacy and its place in a society saturated in social media.
Death of Horrorshow director delays production
October 22, 2013
The opening night of EMU Theatre’s “Horrorshow VII: Tales of Monsters, Malevolence and Mercy” will be postponed until next week because of the death of one of the directors.
KPR reports falling just short of fundraising goal
October 22, 2013
After nine days of on-air fundraising, Kansas Public Radio came up just shy of the goal set for its fall membership drive.
Mother living life to fullest after overcoming breast cancer
October 22, 2013
At age 34, Lesley Mutuku was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. Today, she is healed in her own eyes and radiates positivity to those who come in contact with h
Double Take: Cheap options available for teens to get tested for STIs
October 22, 2013
Dear Dr. Wes and Kendra: I am trying to take your advice and get any partner I have sex with tested beforehand. But when I went to the doctor they said it would cost $199 and insurance won’t cover it unless I have symptoms. I’m like, seriously? I have to get something first before I can get tested? How does that make sense?
Turkey Trot 5K run now accepting entries
October 22, 2013
The Lawrence Parks and Recreations Department is accepting entries for its annual Turkey Trot 5K run and walk on Nov. 2.
Public meetings in Lawrence this week to discuss ‘complete streets’
October 22, 2013
Two national experts will be in Lawrence this week to discuss the benefits of making streets designed for everyone.
Man struck by train near Burcham Park pronounced dead
03:18 p.m., October 22, 2013 Updated 05:04 p.m.
A man pinned underneath a train in the area of Burcham Park Tuesday afternoon died before medical personnel could transport him to Lawrence Municipal Airport to be airlifted to a trauma center.
Prosecution appeals judge’s dismissal of blood test in case of accident that cost KU student his legs
October 22, 2013
State prosecutors have appealed a Douglas County judge’s dismissal of the results of a blood test in the case of a Kansas University student arrested last year after a DUI accident that cost a fellow student his legs. By Stephen Montemayor
Attorney general cites consumer protection as priority in talk at chamber breakfast
October 22, 2013
Speaking at a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce breakfast today, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt cited consumer protection — from cracking down on rogue roofers to catching scammers preying on the elderly — as a top priority of his office. By Sara Shepherd
Seventh ‘Drug Take-Back Day’ set for Saturday; residents encouraged to drop off unwanted prescription drugs
October 22, 2013
Lawrence residents are invited to participate in the seventh iteration of a nationwide “Drug Take-Back Day” on Oct. 26, but those unable to make it to the two drop-off locations in the city that day won’t be without options.
Self: Rule changes may increase points, fouls
09:36 a.m., October 22, 2013 Updated 12:20 a.m.
The NCAA’s outlawing of handchecking and using one’s forearm to impede an offensive player are new points of emphasis designed to help increase scoring in men’s basketball this season. By Gary Bedore
Davis picks Jill Docking as running mate
08:06 a.m., October 22, 2013 Updated 01:44 p.m.
Democratic candidate for governor Paul Davis today named Wichita businesswoman Jill Docking to be his running mate against Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer. By Scott Rothschild
25 years ago: Lawrence resident speaks to legislative committee on insanity defense laws
October 22, 2013
“The Constitution guarantees everybody a fair trial…. but there are no guarantees for the rights of victims.”
40 years ago: Dispute arises over frontage roads for planned Clinton Parkway
October 22, 2013
“There is mostly a communications problem here.”
Cider Gallery fundraiser to benefit restaurant owner
October 22, 2013
Cider Gallery will host a fundraiser on Oct. 23 to benefit Topeka restaurant owner Pedro Concepcion, who was recently diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer.
Letter: Bad words
October 22, 2013
“Cruz” control captured headlines this month. Thank God “Cruz” control was disengaged before we went over the “fiscal cliff.” (Where was the discussion about “taxes”?)
Letter: U.N. importance
October 22, 2013
Thursday is United Nations Day, the beginning of United Nations Week. It is important to honor our United Nations by displaying the U.N. flag. Young people should be taught about the United Nations in their social studies classes.
Letter: Tour suggestions
October 22, 2013
With regard to the Journal-World report that Republican legislators like Susan Wagle would like to “start touring universities this week in preparation for the 2014 session,” I would like to suggest that their Kansas University tour begin at Memorial Stadium …
Editorial: Setting the pace
State legislators and higher education leaders could learn from the strong example being set by Kansas University’s new business school dean.
October 22, 2013
Since her arrival on campus two years ago, Neeli Bendapudi, dean of the Kansas University School of Business has been nonstop in her efforts to build a stronger, more vigorous and involved business school and encourage the public to realize the overall excellence of KU.
Opinion: U.S. badly needs political reforms
October 22, 2013
The U.S. government, which loves to lecture other countries on how to run their affairs, would do well to learn some lessons from other nations in order to avoid a repeat of last week’s costly — and embarrassing — government shutdown.
Lecompton officials seeking answers over post office
October 22, 2013
After learning their local post office’s hours would be reduced to part-time, Lecompton officials and community members fear it’s a warning sign of the office boarding up one day — although the United States Postal Service has said there are no plans to do that. By Elliot Hughes
Are all Halloween treats created equal — nutrition-wise?
October 22, 2013
Are all Halloween treats created equal, from a nutritional perspective? While it might be a stretch to call candy and other sugary snacks “healthy,” there are some sweets that have less calories than others. By Giles Bruce
100 years ago: Boy Scouts in Lawrence to allow younger boys to participate
October 22, 2013
“There are a large number of boys in the city between nine and twelve years old who are anxious to take part in the work.”