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Royals drop Indians, 6-3
September 10, 2013
September is almost halfway over. The Kansas City Royals are nowhere near finished. They won’t go away.
City wants further review of proposed rental registration and inspection program
September 10, 2013
A majority of city commissioners on Tuesday said they still were interested in creating a new rental registration and licensing program for all 18,000 rental units in the city, but first directed staff members to further review the proposed ordinance and perhaps trim the list of possible violations a landlord could be cited for. Chad Lawhorn
Bicyclist injured in accident
September 10, 2013
A car and bicycle accident was reported at 7:11 p.m. Tuesday in the 1700 block of North 1100 Road. LifeStar was called to transfer the injured bicyclist to an area hospital. No further details were available.
Roberts, Jenkins remain opposed to military strike against Syria
September 10, 2013
After meetings on Tuesday with the White House, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts and U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, both Republicans from Kansas, reiterated their opposition to using the military in response to a chemical weapons attack in Syria. By Scott Rothschild
Pumpkin patch owners seek agritourism permit
September 10, 2013
The owners of KC Pumpkin Patch in southeast Douglas County are seeking an agritourism permit for events leading up to Halloween. Owners say they plan a number of events that will draw more than 100 people to the rural farm west of Baldwin City. By Peter Hancock
State decides not to apply for Race to Top funds
September 10, 2013
TOPEKA — Kansas won’t apply for federal Race to the Top education grants this year because of previous rejections by U.S. Department of Education, Kansas education officials said.
Ex-Kansas House member launches bid to regain seat
September 10, 2013
TOPEKA — A former Kansas House member who narrowly lost her seat in 2012 has launched a campaign to regain it next year.
Gold ribbons honor childhood cancer victims
September 10, 2013
As you stroll down Massachusetts street in September, you may notice a gold tint along the walkways. Baby Jay’s Legacy of Hope Foundation recently hung gold ribbons around downtown Lawrence in honor of children who have passed away or are fighting childhood cancer.
25 years ago: KC mansion serves as classroom for Kansas architecture students
September 10, 2013
“It sets up that atmosphere to explore.”
40 years ago: Ewing Kauffman to speak at Chamber event
September 10, 2013
Over 300 attendees were expected at this week’s general membership meeting of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
100 years ago: Increased unemployment expected to follow summer of drought
September 10, 2013
“There will be a lot of men out of work this fall and winter.”
Letter: Literacy week
September 10, 2013 in print edition on A8
Each year, Altrusa International Inc. of Lawrence proclaims the week of Sept. 8 as International Literacy Week with the support of the Lawrence City Commission and the Douglas County Commission.
Letter: Couch precedent
September 10, 2013 in print edition on A8
It appears as if the last bastion of expression, choice and individual freedoms has been erased from Lawrence by the few old, stodgy city commissioners who single-handedly seem determined to rule this city with an iron fist by declaring the elimination of sofas from porches by claiming them as fire hazards. 
Editorial: Cooperative effort
A joint Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and Lawrence school district technical education center is the kind of cooperative effort a longtime Lawrence leader would applaud.
September 10, 2013 in print edition on A8
The idea that Lawrence needs additional technical education opportunities is not news to Dwayne Peaslee. In fact, the longtime local union leader probably is looking at plans for a new technical education center and saying, “It’s about time.”
Horoscopes for Sept. 10
September 10, 2013
For Tuesday, Sept. 10 This year you are amazingly lucky. You have the self-discipline and the instinct to move quickly when opportunity strikes. If you are single, the person you choose might have a strong, domineering personality, yet become easygoing when necessary. If you are attached, the two of you will enjoy sharing and chatting with each other more than ever.
‘Most stubborn person in the world’ keeps positive attitude in face of disease
September 10, 2013
Jerry Harrell, a firm believer that a lot of sickness is in your head, kept his spirits up when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1989, and every time it showed up, he said the same thing: “Let’s take care of it and move on.”
Letter: More violence
September 10, 2013 in print edition on A8
The seemingly never-ending debate over diplomacy vs. military force is front and center again, and our president is opting for war. I share the revulsion most feel over the use of deadly gas. This is a weapon of mass destruction because its range of destruction is broad and imprecise. Thus we have 1,400 Syrians, mostly non-combatants, killed, and many others severely injured
Yamuna helps people roll their way to good health
September 10, 2013
Stacey Decuir was suffering from migraine headaches but didn’t want to resort to medication. So the Lawrence stay-at-home mom tried something outside the box yet completely natural: rolling on a ball. It worked. By Giles Bruce
Double Take: When it comes to sex ed, don’t let Internet do the talking
September 10, 2013
A vast array of explicit online content (EOC) is available right now for your teen to view. It’s three clicks away. And it’s free.
Opinion: Obama overreach diminishes office
September 10, 2013 in print edition on A8
In London exile in 1940, Charles de Gaulle decided “it was up to me to take responsibility for France” (“c’etait a moi d’assumer la France”). No U.S. president should assume he is, as de Gaulle almost mystically did, the nation, or is solely responsible for it. Remember this tonight when Barack Obama defends his choice to attack Syria.