Archive for Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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12:50 a.m.
Keith Yearout from the Barber County Z-Bar Ranch inspects a large bison, held still in a metal chute, Monday, Oct. 21, at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve near Strong City. Yearout, who is the ranch manager at the Barber County Z-Bar Ranch, where he cares for a herd of bison, was on hand for the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve's first round-up for weighing, tagging and drawing blood from their herd of 26 bison, some topping 1500 pounds. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve conducts first roundup of growing bison herd
October 23, 2013
As Flint Hills cowboy Gene Matile operates the high-tech squeeze chute and scale, one observation becomes obvious: 1,500 pounds on a bison sure looks a lot different than 1,500 pounds on a beef cow. “More intimidating, for some reason,” Matile says with a laugh. By Chad Lawhorn
10:00 a.m.
A plot of land previously owned by Pine Family Farms has been sold to the Delaware Indian Tribe of Oklahoma. The deal consists of 87 acres north of the  Kansas Turnpike near the North Lawrence interchange. 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
12:15 p.m.
Free State senior midfielder PJ Budenbender takes off up the field against Leavenworth defender Eduardo Rodriguez during the first half on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 at Free State High School. Firebirds soccer finishes with 3-0 Senior Night victory
October 23, 2013
In the 72nd minute, Free State senior midfielder PJ Budenbender received a pass from Alex Trent, then ricocheted a shot into the right side of the net, capping off the Firebirds’ 3-0 victory over Leavenworth. By Jesse Newell
6:32 p.m.
Shutterstock image. 'Research' keyboard. KU celebrates ‘Open Access Week’
October 23, 2013
Kansas University has long been at the front of the open access movement, which calls for the free online distribution of scholarly work, especially research funded by taxpayer. This week the university is celebrating Open Access Week, an event taking place in 900 higher education institutions around the world. Events include workshops for those doing research as well as talks by national access advocates and current and former KU official.By Ben Unglesbee

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