Archive for Monday, October 28, 2013

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12:21 a.m.
Bill Gaus, a production supervisor at Pines International, tinkers with a tablet making machine as he demonstrates its capabilities for pressing dehydrated wheat grass into tablet form during a tour of the facility on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. The company, which began in 1976, has grown into an international supplier of cereal grass supplements. Lawrence’s ‘Wheat Grass People’ compete in global market
October 28, 2013
Lawrence-based Pines International Inc. — aka “The Wheat Grass People” — exports USDA-certified organic cereal grass supplements to about 25 countries, and there are bright green Pines labels in Vitamin Shoppes, Whole Foods Markets and other stores in almost every U.S. state. Pines recently added outposts in other states and overhauled its Lawrence equipment to the tune of $4 million. By Sara Shepherd
10:10 a.m.
Dole Institute director Bill Lacy, left, laughs as Luvuyo Mandela, the great-grandson of former South African president Nelson Mandela, shares a story while speaking Oct. 27 at the Dole Institute of Politics. Mandela was accepting 2013 Dole Leadership Prize on behalf of his great-grandfather. Great-grandson accepts Dole Leadership Prize on Nelson Mandela’s behalf
October 28, 2013
Around 100 people came to see Luvuyo Mandela, great-grandson of Nelson Mandela, accept the Dole Leadership Prize, and to speak about the former South African president. By Elliot Hughes
3:10 p.m.
Hunter Lavallie, 11, of Lawrence shows off his dance moves as he competes, and eventually beats, Kansas basketball player Naadir Tharpe in a game of Dance Dance Revolution, Sunday afternoon at Abe & Jake's Landing. The event was part of an equipment drive put on by Bill and Cindy Self's Assists Foundation. Bill Self: Kansas hoops lineup coming clear
October 28, 2013
If everybody stays healthy — and produces as expected — Kansas University’s starting basketball lineup might not change much during the course of the 2013-14 season. By Gary Bedore
7:17 p.m.
In this 2011 file photo Leonard Krishtalka, Kansas University professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and director of KU's Natural History Museum, stands next to a triceratops fossil. Director of KU Natural History Museum has prehistoric mammal named after him
October 28, 2013
A recently discovered species of shrew-like creatures that lived 50 to 57 million years ago was named after Leonard Krishtalka, director of the Kansas University Museum of Natural History. Krishtalka was a mentor and colleague to one of the animal’s discoverers. He also played a major role in defining the lineage of the animal’s genus.By Ben Unglesbee

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Editorial: Twitter city
Lawrence City Commission meetings aren’t the right time for Twitter users to offer their input on city business.
October 28, 2013
Seeking public input on local issues should be a high priority for the Lawrence City Commission.