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KU-Rice telecast available locally … at bars
September 12, 2013
Kansas University football fans who are WOW! cable subscribers will have options outside their homes if they want to catch Saturday’s game against Rice.
Kansas focuses on road victory
September 12, 2013
Earlier this week, as Kansas University’s football team began its preparations for Saturday’s 6:30 p.m. kickoff at Rice, KU coach Charlie Weis asked his team of more than 100 Jayhawks if any of them had won a road game while at Kansas. Crickets. By Matt Tait
Opinion: Has KU football found its deep threat?
September 12, 2013
Might Rodriguez Coleman be the deep threat this team so desperately needs to complement possession receiver Justin McCay? By Tom Keegan
Fourth annual Dr. Bob Run to be held Saturday
September 12, 2013
Pictured: Michael Davis, Scot Buxton, Randy Towner, Bob Frederick, Roy Williams and Steve Robinson, who used to jog in Lawrence. Kansas University’s Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Sciences will host three races for children and adults tomorrow for the fourth-annual Dr. Bob Run at Rim Rock Farm, 2276 Burnett Lane. By Caitlin Doornbos
Parks and Recreation plans healthier foods at city-owned concession stands
September 12, 2013
Leaders with the Parks and Recreation department are crafting a new policy for city-owned concession stands at ballfields and recreation centers that will require at least 50 percent of all offerings meet certain nutritional guidelines. By Chad Lawhorn
State arts grant boosts effort to purchase equipment, lights at new Theatre Lawrence
September 12, 2013
A $50,000 grant from the state will boost the second phase of fundraising for Theatre Lawrence’s new building, helping to fill it with updated equipment and tools. The grant is one of nine totaling $350,000 the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission announced today. By Sara Shepherd
KU Med researcher helps discover link between mitochondrial DNA and susceptibility to diseases
September 12, 2013
Danny Welch, founding chair of the KU Medical Center’s Department of Cancer Biology, published a paper with colleagues in “Biochemical Journal” drawing a look between the mitochondrial genome and the potential susceptibility to complex diseases. Staff Reports
KU students, Lawrence residents to celebrate holiest day on Jewish calendar
September 12, 2013
Kansas University students away from their families will still have a place to celebrate the holiest day on the Jewish calendar this year. The Chabad Center for Jewish Life at KU will host a day of fasting, prayer and reflection for Yom Kippur, which begins Friday night. By Giles Bruce
Report: State funding cuts to public schools in Kansas are fourth deepest in the nation
02:35 p.m., September 12, 2013 Updated 06:41 p.m.
State funding of public schools in Kansas has decreased more than in all but three other states since the recession, according to a report released Thursday. By Scott Rothschild
KU Hospital sports medicine clinic at Truman Sports Complex opens to the public
September 12, 2013
Ribbon cutting the clinic is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday at the newly renamed KU Hospital Training Complex at the Truman Sports Complex in Kansas City. Once open, the clinic will treat both Chiefs players and community athletes from the area. The public will get access to some of the same equipment and personnel used to treat professional football players. The heads of KU Hospital and the Kansas City Chiefs are slated to speak at Thursday’s ribbon cutting. By Ben Unglesbee
Mrs. Mass.: Home-grown groceries
September 12, 2013
Today in CheckOut: Maintaining a balanced diet can be difficult when roaming through your standard grocery. Fortunately, Lawrence has an easy solution for these kinds of problems, and this solution is called The Merc. Founded in 1974, The Merc was born from a group of locals devoted to community access to whole foods. As a cooperative market and deli, this specialty grocery focuses on local and organic products. By Jessica Pauly
25 years ago: Pinckney residents seek reduced speed limit
September 12, 2013
The group was concerned about the number of accidents and near-accidents in the area.
40 years ago: City weighs requests for use of Carnegie building
September 12, 2013
The city was requesting a “concrete proposal” in 30 days on using the building as an arts center.
100 years ago: Local farmers plan to combat future droughts
September 12, 2013
“It is a simple process and yet those who are trying the plan believe that it will be a big success.”
Sporting events expected to bring in visitors, impact Lawrence economy
September 12, 2013
Two sporting events are expected to bring in more than 6,500 participants and make an impact of more than $100,000 on the Lawrence economy on Saturday: The Color Run Saturday morning and the Bike MS: Kansas City Ride that afternoon.
The Fashion Column Twins: Step up your style for gamedays
September 12, 2013
Football season is finally here, and that means one thing: It’s time to step up your style game. Thankfully, gameday style has evolved into so much more than jeans and a boxy T-shirt with your favorite team’s logo printed on the front. I’m always on the hunt for stylish sporty attire, so when I stepped into Fortuity, at 809 Massachusetts St., I was like a kid in a candy store. By Emily and Elizabeth Kennedy
Fix-It Chick: Use Rain-X to keep glass clean
September 12, 2013
Applying a product such as Rain-X or Aquapel to the exterior of an automobile windshield will dramatically improve visibility during rainy weather and will reduce icy buildup throughout winter. Applying these same products to glass shower doors, ceramic tile, exterior windows and glass skylights will help keep the glass free from dirt and debris, increase visibility and reduce the need to clean these surfaces throughout the year.
Opinion: Right to bear arms isn’t unlimited
September 12, 2013
There is an opinion abroad in the land that the right to bear arms is unlimited, an absolute right, like the right to vote or the right to a fair trial. This heartfelt conviction has surfaced lately in state legislation that attempts to nullify federal gun regulations. For the nullifiers, and many others, the broadest possible right to bear arms is purportedly enshrined in the Second Amendment and recognized in the Supreme Court case Heller vs. District of Columbia.
Opinion: Driver seeks change, not kudos
September 12, 2013 in print edition on A11
Matthew Cordle does not want your admiration. He knows some people are finding inspiration in his courage. We are told this upsets him. He thinks they’re missing the point. The point is, he killed someone.
Color commentary
Blue Man Group gets to the core of what makes us human
September 12, 2013
Russell Rink has been preparing to be a Blue Man his whole life. This 10-year Blue Man veteran was expansive on his experience as the bald, child-like man covered in blue make-up (which takes 45 minutes to put on, by the way). Perhaps because the character Rink plays doesn’t talk at all during the show, or even at the meet-and-greet, after the show ends. By Nadia Imafidon
Little bookstore that could
Its personal touch has helped the Raven stay in business 25 years
September 12, 2013
Around the time book giants like Borders were becoming ubiquitous, an area literary professional told Pat Kehde she wouldn’t be able to keep her little bookstore afloat unless it got a lot bigger. Kehde, who opened the Raven in 1988 with fellow Lawrencian Mary Lou Wright, told him he was wrong. The Raven marks its 25th anniversary this year, and while technology has dramatically changed the bookselling landscape, the shop is hopeful a devout clientele and its commitment to customer service will help it continue on. By Sara Shepherd
Style Scout: Greg Bonsignore
September 12, 2013
Fashion trends you hate: Birkenstocks and those plastic Crocs! That’s like basically saying you’ve given up on people looking at you.
Style Scout: Kristan Hanson
September 12, 2013
Tell us a secret: Some people say that I was Olga Spessivtseva in a past life.
Off the Beaten Plate: Chocolate-dipped potato chips at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
September 12, 2013
Whatever you’re buying at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, there’s a high probability it’s coated in chocolate: apples, frozen cheesecake slices, pretzels, marshmallows, potato chips … wait, potato chips?
Our Town Sports for Sept. 12
September 12, 2013
A weekly roundup of local sporting events, results and opportunities.
Save plant, flower seeds for practicality, nostalgia
September 12, 2013
Deep in the hinterlands of Norway, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault stores millions of copies of the world’s seeds — a safe deposit box against natural disaster and human error. Deep in the hinterlands of my basement, I also store seeds in a box, albeit on a much smaller scale.
The Garden Calendar: Gardening excellence
September 12, 2013
The Douglas County Master Gardeners are bringing home the gold from the International Master Gardener Conference this week.
Horoscopes for Sept. 12
September 12, 2013
For Thursday, Sept. 12 This year you seem to flow like a wave over any obstacles in your life path. If you are single, the determining factor won’t be others’ physical desirability, but rather who you would choose for a good time and a deep, meaningful friendship. If you are attached, you might integrate more “couple time” into your lives.
Editorial: Safety first
Stepped-up law enforcement is a logical way to set standards of behavior and increase safety, not just for students, but for everyone in Lawrence.
September 12, 2013 in print edition on A11
This is not about picking on college students. It’s about making Lawrence a safer place for students — and everyone else.