Archive for Sunday, September 22, 2013

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12:00 a.m.
From left, Plymouth Congregational Church volunteers Kristine Unruh-Jones and Pat Ransone prepare peanut butter sandwiches for lunch at the L.I.N.K. kitchen. Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Where serving up food is a good way to serve
September 22, 2013
From a distance you have to wonder how this ever works. Volunteers show up at L.I.N.K. to serve more than 200 meals a year, and they do so year after year after year? But up close, standing as a server, you start to see why the organization is 28 years old and counting. By Chad Lawhorn
2:00 p.m.
The Kansas marching band performs with various area high school bands during the halftime performance on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at Memorial Stadium. KU Band Day marches on, even without parade
September 21, 2013
Marching band music boomed especially loudly from Memorial Stadium today as hundreds of aspiring musicians took the field with the University of Kansas Marching Jayhawks. Despite not having the traditional parade, Band Day still a success for KU marching band and high school bands. By Luke Ranker
4:12 p.m.
Eric Myser, of Kansas City, Mo., carries as sign as walkers move down Massachusetts Street during the 23rd annual AIDS walk Sunday morning. The walk, sponsored by the Douglas County AIDS Project, featured a two mile course that passed through downtown Lawrence. AIDS walk raises funds, awareness
September 22, 2013
A stream of people half a block long walked two-by-two along the sidewalks downtown Sunday morning, some with red ribbons tied around their wrists or draped over their shoulders. The 23rd annual AIDS Walk, put on by Douglas County AIDS Project, raised awareness about HIV and AIDS in the community and acted as a fundraiser for DCAP, which provides testing and supportive care for people in Douglas, Jefferson and Franklin counties. By Nikki Wentling
6:00 p.m.
Kansas University graduate Krista Holzgraefe teaches Derrick Millard, 13, left, and Derrick Westbrook, 12, right about the skull structure of a triceratops as she leads students from Gary Lighthouse Charter School in Gary, Ind., on a scavenger hunt Tuesday through the Natural History Museum on the campus of Kansas University. Holzgraefe, who is working with Teach for America, explained that the program recruits recent college graduates to teach in low-income schools in an effort to help close the achievement gap. Charter school movement flounders in Kansas
September 22, 2013
There are only 11 charter schools operating in Kansas this year, down from 15 last year. The decline raises questions about the future of the charter school movement in Kansas. By Peter Hancock

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Editorial: Questions, answers
Answering all the questions posed by state legislators will be no small task for state university officials, but it could pay off by producing a better understanding of higher education in Kansas.
September 22, 2013 in print edition on A11
About the only question that seems to be missing from the list Kansas legislators have submitted to the state universities they plan to visit next month is: “How many staff hours did it take to complete this questionnaire — and at what cost to taxpayers?”