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Three dead in Kansas City Jewish community shootings
April 13, 2014
Three people were shot and killed Sunday afternoon in suburban Kansas City, and a spokeswoman for a local hospital said a 15-year-old boy is in critical condition.
Lawrence native awarded Bronze Star for disarming explosives in Afghanistan
April 13, 2014
Lawrence native Brandon R. Trent, a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, was awarded a Bronze Star earlier this month for his actions during the war in Afghanistan in 2013.
Health care launch ‘terribly flawed,’ Sebelius admits
April 13, 2014
The Obama administration’s timeline for having ready the new health care law’s online sign-up system “was just flat out wrong,” outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in an interview that aired Sunday.
Analysis: Brownback will sign schools bill, ending teacher tenure
April 13, 2014
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is all but certain to resist pressure to veto a proposal that would end tenure for public school teachers, approved by the Legislature as part of a court-mandated education funding plan.
Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Douglas County
April 13, 2014
Douglas County is included in a severe thunderstorm watch that the National Weather Service issued for much of eastern Kansas.
Jewish Community Center to show documentary on Holocaust refugees
April 13, 2014
The Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation will host a screening of an internationally recognized documentary about Jewish Holocaust survivors and refugees with an introduction by the film’s director April 26.
Police: McLouth woman escapes handcuffs, jumps from police car, subdued with Taser
April 13, 2014
A 41-year-old woman escaped police custody, was Tasered and then placed back into custody early Sunday morning after being arrested on a pedestrian under the influence charge, according to Lawrence police.
Opinion: CNN losing credibility over lost plane
April 13, 2014
Dear CNN: Enough, already. Please, for the love of Cronkite: Give us a break from the missing plane. Yes, we all wonder what happened to it. Yes, our hearts go out to the families seeking resolution. But really, CNN … enough. Put your hands up and step away from the story.
KU alum Gary Woodland makes his move at Masters
April 13, 2014
Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland made up significant ground Saturday on “moving day” at the Masters. Woodland jumped 23 spots in the third round and carded an eagle and four birdies while tying the Masters record of 30 on the front nine.
Column: Second-year QB sure looks like Jayhawks’ starter
April 13, 2014
The play that killed any suspense for me as to the identity of the Kansas University football team’s quarterback this coming fall came long before Montell Cozart busted a 60-yard run, long before he found the end zone on two short runs. Column by Tom Keegan
Sophomore bump: Cozart helps rally first-teamers to victory in spring game
April 13, 2014
Saturday’s Kansas University spring football game, between the first-string blue squad and the best of the rest on the white team, featured more than a few head-scratching moments in front of roughly 8,000 fans at Memorial Stadium. While the blue team rallied for a 20-10 victory after trailing 7-0 at halftime, perhaps the biggest shocker came on the first score of the game. By Matt Tait
KU NFL players return, tell team ‘enough is enough’
April 13, 2014
Former Kansas University football players and current NFL players Aqib Talib, Anthony Collins and Chris Harris returned to Lawrence for Saturday’s spring football game and delivered a message to this year’s team: ‘Enough is enough.’ Spring game notes by Matt Tait
Roadwork and construction planned this week
April 13, 2014
Construction projects listed are now available in a map format at http://lawks.us/construction-map.
Editorial: Local votes
Having failed to come up with anything that will improve the current system, Kansas legislators should drop any effort to change the timing of local elections.
April 13, 2014
One of the legislative efforts that some observers think may resurface during the wrap-up session that begins April 30 is a bill that would move local elections for school board and city offices from April to November.
Opinion: Democrats sound alarm on women
April 13, 2014
Robert Griffin, now 90, who rose to be second in the Republican U.S. Senate leadership, was defeated in 1978. Since then, only one Michigan Republican, Spencer Abraham in 1994, has been elected to the Senate and for only one term. Evidence that former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land might end this GOP drought is that Democrats are attacking her for opposing “preventive health care.”
Kansas City Connection: Easter brunch, Earth Day fun and Record Store Day
April 13, 2014
Brunch as a social institution might not have caught on in Kansas City the way it has in Portland (at least the fictitious version of the city presented in “Portlandia”). But Kansas City’s restaurants offer an impressive array of Sunday brunch options, especially on Easter.
25 years ago: City Commission greets new members, retains old mayor
April 13, 2014
In its first official action, the commission unanimously elected Bob Schumm to serve as mayor for a second one-year term.
Removal of teacher tenure evaded usual scrutiny, but proponents say measure was warranted
April 13, 2014
The proposal that does away with teacher tenure in Kansas was added to a school finance bill without any public input and lacks only Gov. Sam Brownback’s signature to become state law. By Scott Rothschild
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: The two minds of George Paley
April 13, 2014
When you go on a Jamaican vacation, you pack your swimsuit and sunscreen. When George Paley goes on a Jamaican vacation, he packs his air compressor and plasma cutter. So, if you have ever wondered what happens when the mind of a businessman collides with the mind of an artist, now you know at least one answer: weird carry-on luggage. By Chad Lawhorn
United Way: Volunteering brings fun and fulfillment
April 13, 2014
Jim Ballinger and Jerry Foree know how to make creepy things happen just through the power of their minds. They can send books tumbling off a bookshelf, vases crashing from the wall and records flying out of the record cabinet. It’s not telekinesis. It’s just what happens when two retired guys who love to build things spend their free time volunteering to create sets and develop props for Theatre Lawrence. Got a minute? They have lots of stories about the crazy stunts they’ve pulled off and technical marvels they’ve achieved in the years they have volunteered at the theater, slinging hammers and having a ball.
School board to review legislative actions
April 13, 2014
The Lawrence school board will review recent actions by the Kansas Legislature dealing with school finance, teacher tenure and other education policies. The board meets at 7 p.m. Monday at the district administration building, 110 McDonald Dr. By Peter Hancock
KU’s RedTire program matches business owners with successors
April 13, 2014
Casey Thomas, a veterinarian in Junction City, found someone to take over his practice through Kansas University business school’s RedTire program, which helps sellers reaching retirement age to find buyers so their businesses can live on. By Ben Unglesbee
John Cale always reinventing himself
April 13, 2014
John Cale is this month’s featured Nine Forty Live artist at Lawrence Arts Center, performing a variety of material from his six decades of studio albums (his latest, “Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood”) with a backing band at 8 p.m. April 15. In true Cale fashion, there’s going to be some surprises in the mix to look forward to, but anyone familiar with his live shows already know not to come prepared to hear exact renditions they’ve heard in the past
40 years ago: New minimum wage laws to affect city employees
April 13, 2014
The new legislation would require payment of time and a half for overtime.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 12
April 13, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, April 12.
100 years ago: Ideal weather brings out Easter fashions on Lawrence streets
April 13, 2014
“The parade yesterday morning led to the churches where the city went to worship on Easter morn.”
Mates of State: the ultimate power couple born out of Lawrence
April 13, 2014
Mates of State will be performing a stripped-down set at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Granada.
LHS softball splits at SM East
April 13, 2014
The Lawrence High softball team split a pair of games on Saturday at Shawnee Mission East.
KU baseball splits with TCU
April 13, 2014
Most college baseball teams send out their No. 3 starting pitcher in the last game of their weekend series. Kansas University senior Frank Duncan isn’t a typical No. 3 starter. Duncan, a 6-foot-3 right-hander, struck out seven and gave up just one run on five hits over 8 1/3 innings to help the Jayhawks avoid being swept by TCU with a 5-1 victory Saturday night at Hoglund Ballpark.
KU signees help USA squad to victory at Hoops Summit
April 13, 2014
Kansas University basketball signee Kelly Oubre scored 14 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished three assists in the United States Junior National Select Team’s 84-73 victory over an international 19-and-under squad at Saturday’s Nike Hoops Summit in Portland, Ore. By Gary Bedore
KU golf in third at Iowa Invite
April 13, 2014
The Kansas University men’s golf team sits in third place out of 12 teams after the opening two rounds of the Hawkeye Invitational on Saturday.
Twins trounce Royals
April 13, 2014
After adding Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes in the offseason, the Twins expected their rotation to be better. Instead, the offense has been the biggest turnaround for Minnesota.