Archive for Friday, October 25, 2013

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Logan Philley paces KU men’s golf
October 25, 2013
Kansas University’s Logan Philley shot 2-under par in the morning and 4-under in the afternoon for a two-round score of 138 to put himself in a tie for seventh place Friday at the UTEP Price’s Give ’Em Five Golf Invitational on Friday at the Butterfield Trail Golf Club.
Hali, Houston give Chiefs dual threat
October 25, 2013
The past couple of weeks, Tamba Hali has noticed a difference in the way opposing defenses have dealt with the Pro Bowl pass rusher of the Kansas City Chiefs: They aren’t double-teaming him.
Nerf battle waged at Lawrence vs. Zombie event
11:06 p.m., October 25, 2013 Updated 11:06 p.m.
The ground floor of the Ecumenical Campus Ministries at Kansas University was the preparation zone at Friday’s Lawrence vs. Zombies event, where participants divided into two groups — zombies and zombie hunters — and battled it out. By Nikki Wentling
Expect KU to play ball-control game against Baylor
October 25, 2013
Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis has made no secret of the fact that the best plan of attack when facing Baylor’s incredibly potent offense is to grind the clock by running the ball and play keep-away. By Matt Tait
Tale of the tape: KU vs. Baylor
October 25, 2013
A unit-by-unit look at the Kansas-Baylor football match-up. By Matt Tait
Beware of Bears: Baylor boasts scary-good offense
October 25, 2013
With sixth-ranked Baylor and its 714 yards and 65 points-per-game averages in Lawrence for a 6 p.m. kickoff against Kansas University, it’s only natural to wonder if looking at BU’s statistics or watching the film was a more trying experience for the Jayhawks this week. By Matt Tait
Railway construction will disrupt traffic along Sixth Street downtown from Sunday through Wednesday
October 25, 2013
Beginning Sunday evening, the city’s public works department and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway staff will remove an unused rail spur downtown, causing traffic disruption through Wednesday.
KU architecture students working on a long-awaited commons and lecture space for Marvin Hall
October 25, 2013
An academic building without a lecture hall on a college campus is a little bit like a police station without a holding tank. It just doesn’t seem to fit the mold. But Kansas University’s Marvin Hall, which houses the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, has been without a central lecture hall and large social gathering space for its entire 100-plus year life. Now, a team of KU students is at work with shovels and hardhats to change that. By Ben Unglesbee
Poll indicates close Brownback-Davis gubernatorial race
October 25, 2013
The 2014 contest for governor of Kansas has become a tight race, according to a new poll. A SurveyUSA poll shows Democrat Paul Davis leading Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, 43 percent to 39 percent. Taking into account the 4.4 percentage point margin of error, the poll finds candidates essentially even.. By Scott Rothschild
Guth protected by state policy
October 25, 2013
Several high-ranking legislators have called on Kansas University to fire journalism professor David Guth over his angry comment directed at the National Rifle Association. But as long as Guth separated his social media post from his position as a public employee, there is little KU can do about it, according to state employee policy. By Scott Rothschild and Ben Unglesbee
Public forum will address homelessness in Lawrence
October 25, 2013
A public forum in early November will address the causes of homelessness in Lawrence, focusing mainly on affordable housing.
Delaware tribe leader urges Lawrence to be patient, development plans are coming
October 25, 2013
A leader with the Indian tribe that bought nearly 90 acres of prime North Lawrence property said he fully expects the tribe to have a public meeting with the Lawrence community once plans for the land become more refined. In the meantime, Curtis Zunigha is asking community members to be patient and not let their imaginations run wild with ideas of an Indian casino on the site. By Chad Lawhorn
Park restrooms and shelters close for winter months
October 25, 2013
All park water fountains, restrooms and outdoor shelters will be closed for the season starting Wednesday.
25 years ago: KU researchers to study effects of children’s television
October 25, 2013
Kansas University this week announced the launch of the $1.2 million study.
40 years ago: Bond issue considered for new Kansas River bridge
October 25, 2013
It would take $1 million to repair the city’s bridge, but a $3 million replacement was recommended.
100 years ago: Stricter enforcement urged for ‘anti-cigarette law’
October 25, 2013
“A local member of the league stated that only a few days before he had seen two small boys not over ten years old smoking cigarettes….”
Opinion: U.S. must foster Saudi Arabia ties
October 25, 2013
The strange thing about the crackup in U.S.-Saudi relations is that it has been on the way for more than two years, like a slow-motion car wreck, but nobody in Riyadh or Washington has done anything decisive to avert it.
Editorial: Rural regs
Douglas County commissioners are taking the responsible course by revisiting zoning codes for agritourism ventures in the county.
October 25, 2013
Supporting agritourism ventures in Douglas County is a good goal, but county commissioners also were right earlier this month to take a step back from a policy approved about a year ago.