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Kansas baseball gets even with K-State
April 5, 2014
Though Kansas State loaded the bases three times, the Jayhawks were able to limit most of the damage while their offense responded with 13 hits in a 6-3 Big 12 victory on Saturday afternoon at Tointon Stadium. By Bobby Nightengale
Column: Harwell obvious standout wideout
April 5, 2014
To watch wide receiver Nick Harwell run is to recall all the words typically used to describe athletes when they’re doing something right: balanced, smooth, precise, efficient, graceful, powerful, tireless. By Tom Keegan
Fun for all: Campers, players relish KU football clinic
April 5, 2014
One day a year, Kansas University football players turn in their shoulder pads and intimidating stares and replace them with clothes worthy of the playground and smiles that can change lives. By Matt Tait
Tentative agreement reached on school finance
10:49 p.m., April 5, 2014 Updated 10:49 p.m.
House and Senate negotiators reached a tentative agreement on school finance Saturday afternoon. The deal would send more equalization money to poor districts and increase funding for local option budgets, but would also do away with K-12 teacher tenure and authorize two forms of indirect vouchers for private and parochial schools. By Peter Hancock
KU responds to graduate students about work hours, some still worried
April 5, 2014
In March hundreds of Kansas University graduate students signed petitions asking administrators not to reduce their work hours at campus jobs, an option under consideration as the university determines how to comply with healthcare reform.
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: The beauty of math
April 5, 2014
For more than 20 years, Bozenna Pasik-Duncan has led a group of math professors to Lawrence City Hall each April to have the month declared as Mathematics Awareness Month. During the month they also host a mathematics competition for junior high and high school students, and a variety of other events, each built around a theme. This year, it is the Magic and Mystery of Math. (Yes, there are really people who call themselves mathemagicians.) But what Pasik-Duncan and her colleagues mainly do is fight a decidedly uphill battle: They try to convince society that math is cool and exciting. By Chad Lawhorn
Hundreds of teachers show up at Statehouse to protest plan to repeal teacher tenure
April 5, 2014
Hundreds of teachers gathered Saturday in the Statehouse to let legislators know they opposed a proposal to repeal tenure for teachers as part of a new school finance plan. By Scott Rothschild
Work on lesser prairie chicken bill will continue in the wrap-up session
April 5, 2014
Legislation aimed at keeping the federal government out of Kansas’ lesser prairie chicken problems has been delayed and will be considered again during the wrap-up session, which starts April 30. By Scott Rothschild
Police seeking suspect who robbed west Lawrence credit union, fled in a taxi
12:58 p.m., April 5, 2014 Updated 04:03 p.m.
Lawrence police are trying to identify and locate a man who robbed a west Lawrence credit union Saturday morning before leaving the scene in a taxi.
Senate agrees to more money for schools; insists on vouchers, eliminating tenure
April 5, 2014
In the first round of conference negotiations on school finance, Republican senators agreed to most of the additional money for schools that the House approved. But they are insisting on provisions to eliminate teacher tenure and offer indirect forms of publicly funded vouchers for private and parochial schools. By Peter Hancock
Man flown to KU Hospital with critical injuries
03:26 a.m., April 5, 2014 Updated 03:50 a.m.
A LifeStar helicopter transported a critically injured man the KU hospital early Saturday
Wildcats light up Jayhawks in baseball rivalry opener, 10-0
April 5, 2014
Kansas University’s Jordan Piche’, who was dominant at the back end of games throughout the 2013 season, was roughed up for five runs and four hits in the bottom of the first against Kansas State on Friday, setting the tone for a 10-0 defeat. By Matt Tait
KU football notebook: DT McKinney gone from team
April 5, 2014
Kansas University football officials confirmed Friday that the omission of defensive lineman Ty McKinney from a recent roster was no mistake. McKinney, a senior from Weatherford, Texas, is no longer on the team. Notes by Matt Tait
Distance runner breaks KU track record
April 5, 2014
Kansas University’s Natalie Becker ran the fastest 5,000-meter race in KU history (16:20.80) on Friday at the Stanford Track and Field Invitational.
KU tennis falls to Baylor
April 5, 2014
Kansas University tennis lost to Baylor, 5-2, on Friday at Jayhawk Tennis Center.
Kansas softball one-hit by OU
April 5, 2014
The Oklahoma softball team limited Kansas University to one hit on Friday, handing the Jayhawks their first Big 12 loss of the season, 9-0 in five innings.
KU women’s golfer Kawinpakorn first at SMU Invite
April 5, 2014
Kansas University’s Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn sits in first place after carding a 71 in the first round of the SMU Invitational on Friday.
Doubles lift Lawrence High tennis over Seabury
April 5, 2014
The doubles points ended up being the deciding factor in Friday’s boys varsity tennis match between Lawrence High and Seabury Academy, as the Lions edged the Seahawks, 5-4, at LHS. By Chris Duderstadt
Lions soccer players lament lack of focus in OT loss
April 5, 2014
Lawrence High’s girls soccer players didn’t get to feel good about some late-game heroics very long Friday night. Shortly after Lions sophomore Kennedi Wright-Conklin tied the game in the 78th minute to force overtime against Barstow, Mo., a defensive breakdown — a recurring issue — allowed the Knights’ Jeanne Brown to score the golden goal in a 3-2 Knights victory. By Benton Smith
Royals pick up first victory of season in home debut
April 5, 2014
Alex Gordon got the big hit and Norichika Aoki and Omar Infante spent all day setting the table. Gordon hit a three-run double in the first inning and Jeremy Guthrie pitched effectively into the sixth inning as the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 7-5 in their home opener Friday.
25 years ago: Repairman rescues baby hamster from pay phone
April 5, 2014
The Southwestern Bell employee had answered a service call for “an unusual case of trouble.”
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 4
April 5, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, April 4.
City Commission agenda for April 8 meeting
April 5, 2014
City commissioners will consider setting an April 25 deadline for construction work to begin on a house at 1321 Tennessee St. that was badly damaged by fire in July 2013.
Opinion: Kerry on a fool’s errand in Mideast
April 5, 2014
When has a secretary of state been involved in so many disastrous, self-initiated negotiations? First, John Kerry convenes — against all advice and holding no cards — Geneva negotiations to resolve the Syria conflict and supposedly remove Bashar al-Assad from power. The talks collapse in acrimony and confusion.
Your turn: Local clinic outlines efforts
April 5, 2014
Health Care Access Clinic is proud to provide high-quality health care to our county’s uninsured, low-income residents. We think everyone in this community, including our patients, deserve to be cared for in a respectful, holistic way that makes them feel like coming back.
Letter: Virtual school
April 5, 2014
On Monday, I testified at a hearing of the Kansas House Appropriations Committee. I am a mother, not a lobbyist. I had never done this before, but lawmakers are considering a cut to my daughter’s public school – even though her virtual school already spends about $7,000 per student less than other schools.
40 years ago: Haskell building projects stalled in design stage
April 5, 2014
Construction of the two facilities was expected to take two years.
Saturday Column: Why do Koch contributions trigger such scorn?
April 5, 2014
Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision that changes the law on how much money an individual can give to political candidates. The decision maintains the previous $123,000 limit to a single candidate but allows an individual to give the same amount to any number of candidates.
Lawrence High School student wins all-expenses paid trip to Germany
April 5, 2014
A Lawrence High School student has been awarded an all-expenses paid study trip to Germany this summer.
100 years ago: Plan suggested for reorganization of Lawrence schools
April 5, 2014
“This plan places the present 7th and 8th grades into the high school and forms what is called the six year high school.”