Archive for Thursday, April 17, 2014

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New revenue estimate prompts debate over Brownback’s tax cuts
April 17, 2014
Kansas tax revenue to fund state government continues to fall because of Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cuts but administration officials maintained that the state budget was in good shape and that the governor’s policies are helping the economy. By Scott Rothschild
KU symposium looks at the world after Brown v. Board
April 17, 2014
A series of panels and talks at Kansas University looked at the effects Brown v. Board of Education had on the world and on the lingering effects of discrimination and racism. Columbia University President Lee Bollinger, who was the defendant in an affirmative action case that went to the Supreme Court, gave the symposium’s keynote address. The events were sponsored by the Hall Center for the Humanities. By Ben Unglesbee Read more: Take a trip through time and explore the events, including other milestones, that led up to the landmark decision. Sixty years later: Brown v. Board of Education By Hannah Wise
Local nonprofit looking to collect 2,000 more pounds of aluminum cans
April 17, 2014
Cans for Community, a local nonprofit, is attempting to collect and recycle 5,000 pounds of aluminum cans in April. According to a news release, the group is about 2,000 pounds short.
Lawrence military veteran heading to D.C. on honor flight
April 17, 2014
Marine Corps veteran John McCoin has been to Washington D.C. several times but has not been there recently enough to see the World War II Memorial, which opened in 2004. On Friday, the 83-year-old Lawrence resident will fly to Washington with a group of other veterans and students of Lyndon High School, courtesy of the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit that organizes trips for veterans to see national war memorials. “I’m really excited,” McCoin said on Thursday as he prepared to leave. “I really enjoy going to Washington.” By Scott Rothschild
Dole to pay visit to KU
April 17, 2014
Former Sen. Bob Dole will return to the Kansas University campus this week. An open house is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 Petefish Drive. By Peter Hancock
Silver alert canceled for Franklin County man
12:53 p.m., April 17, 2014 Updated 04:02 p.m.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office issued a Silver Alert for a 75-year-old Franklin County man.
Tonganoxie man charged with possession of child pornography
April 17, 2014
A Tonganoxie resident previously convicted of second-degree murder, as well as aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, has been charged in federal court with possession of child pornography.
Second trial in 1997 rape case to proceed after judge denies motions to dismiss
April 17, 2014
Robert E. Grey will stand trial a second time on May 1. In 2012, a Kansas Court of Appeals panel overturned his 2009 conviction when it found that prosecutorial misconduct deprived Grey of a fair trial. Grey, who was sentenced to 26 years in prison, remains in jail on a $500,000 bond. By Stephen Montemayor
Holder: Americans stand with Kansas City mourners
10:37 a.m., April 17, 2014 Updated 01:53 p.m.
Attorney General Eric Holder says all Americans are standing with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.
Montell Cozart named KU’s starting quarterback for 2014
09:58 a.m., April 17, 2014 Updated 12:23 a.m.
Thursday morning, KU coach Charlie Weis announced in a press release that the sophomore Montell Cozart’s body of work this spring was impressive enough to land him the Jayhawks’ starting quarterback job for the 2014 season. By Matt Tait
Today in Lawrence: Turkish folk, freaky fossils
April 17, 2014
Fossil fascination at the KU Natural History Museum, Ayşenur Kolivar at the Lied Center, and “The Future of the University” at Spooner Hall.
Three KU women on academic golf team
April 17, 2014
Kansas University women’s golfers Yupaporn Kawinpakorn, Minami Levonowich and Meghan Potee were named to the 2014 Academic All-Big 12 First Team, the conference office announced Wednesday.
Kansas baseball routs GCU, 7-1
April 17, 2014
Freshman Jon Hander allowed just one run off five hits over seven innings for his first career win, and Kansas University beat Grand Canyon, 7-1, Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark to split a midweek nonconference baseball series.
Three Seahawks sign letters
April 17, 2014
Bishop Seabury Academy had three athletes celebrate the school’s spring signing day ceremony on Wednesday.
FSHS tennis falls to Rural, 9-0
April 17, 2014
Free State High suffered a 9-0 tennis setback to Washburn Rural on Wednesday at FSHS.
Royals edge Astros in 11
April 17, 2014
Mike Moustakas homered in the 11th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.
‘Little KU Relays’ still big deal
LHS, Free State compete at ‘more relaxed’ Lawrence High Invitational
April 17, 2014
It didn’t matter that some of the best track and field athletes weren’t competing in the Lawrence High Invitational on Wednesday afternoon at LHS. There was still a lot to prove. By Bobby Nightengale
No kidding: KU safety regularly reminds teammates of award
April 17, 2014
Let it never be suggested that Kansas University safety Isaiah Johnson is taking his reign as the Big 12’s defensive newcomer of the year too seriously. By Matt Tait
And they’re off: Kansas’ Vollmer skips Relays-opening heptathlon
April 17, 2014
Lindsay Vollmer is not competing in the heptathlon at this week’s Kansas Relays. Instead, her coaches have entered her in the high jump, 100 hurdles and possibly a relay. By Gary Bedore
Off the Beaten Plate: Nightmare on Massachusetts Street at Ingredient
April 17, 2014
It may not be an eating challenge, but this is one big burger. Finishing the whole thing could be nightmarish for some.
Lawrence residents showing support for Boston by running in this year’s marathon
April 17, 2014
A dozen Lawrence residents have entered Monday’s Boston Marathon. Several say they are doing it to show support for the Boston community after last year’s terrorist attacks. By Giles Bruce
25 years ago: Plants, animals represented at local parade
April 17, 2014
The Kansas Area Watershed Council had sponsored the event.
40 years ago: Lawrence bank robbed at gunpoint
April 17, 2014
One rumor put the loss at $40,000.
100 years ago: Residents disappointed by Clean-Up Day wagons
April 17, 2014
“The wagons passed by this morning and the trash remains.”
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 16
April 17, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, April 16.
Our Town Sports (April 17)
April 17, 2014
Here’s a look at Our Town Sports for April 17.
Photographer Mark Klett to deliver two lectures this week
April 17, 2014
Renowned photographer Mark Klett will be speaking on his collection of work at two events at Kansas University this week. The first is a Hallmark Symposium Lecture at the Spencer Museum of Art today.
Editorial: Relays tradition
The Kansas Relays is primed to reclaim its position as one of the nation’s premiere track and field events.
April 17, 2014
The Kansas Relays are a signature athletic event for Kansas University and Lawrence. They not only seem to guarantee at least one day of rain on an April weekend in Lawrence but they draw thousands of competitors and spectators to the community.
Letter: Figures disputed
April 17, 2014
The Obama administration and Health and Human Services are touting huge enrollment figures for the Affordable Care Act, but their math is misleading. Since HHS can’t even tell us how many enrollees actually paid a premium, it’s hard to tell who actually has insurance because their website wasn’t set up to collect the basic information about existing coverage, health status or age.
Letter: Information control
April 17, 2014
Charles G. Koch’s op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal should have created debates about the idea of freedom. Alas, name-calling resulted with Koch referring to the current administration as “collectivist” who viewed citizens as incompetents.
Opinion: Obama must stand up to Putin
April 17, 2014
As President Obama looks at the Ukraine crisis, he sees an asymmetry of interests: Simply put, the future of Ukraine means more to Vladimir Putin’s Russia than it does to the U.S. or Europe. For Putin, this is an existential crisis; for the West, so far, it isn’t — as the limited U.S. and European response has demonstrated.
Garden Variety: It’s time for asparagus
April 17, 2014
Asparagus is one of those vegetables where freshness is incredibly important. If you have never eaten asparagus fresh out of the garden, try it. It may convince you to grow some of your own.
Fix-It Chick: How to eradicate wild onions from your yard
April 17, 2014
If your lawn is filled with tufts of bright-green, waxy, smelly foliage, it may be time to get out the shovel and start digging. Wild onions are invasive plants, spreading year to year both from seed and bulb. A multi-tiered plan of action is the best way to eradicate wild onions.
Style Scout: Ursula Rothrock
April 17, 2014
What would you like to see more or less of in Lawrence? More cheap but authentic and good-quality tacos. Less stabbings.
Style Scout: Graham Ray
April 17, 2014
Tell us a secret: I was on a museum brochure when I was 4 years old with my dad, and he was wearing a mullet.
The Fashion Column Twins: The best Easter dresses
April 17, 2014
Easter is right around the corner, but don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time for you to find that perfect dress.
Family Adventures: May flowers for everyone
April 17, 2014
With all the tulips and daffodils in bloom right now, I think I may load up the Kid on Easter Sunday and teach him how to properly deliver May baskets.
Mrs. Mass.: Po’ boys? Oh boy!
April 17, 2014
According to Terrebonne, a po’ boy is a long sandwich on French bread, typically containing a spicy mayonnaise and fried seafood, but can be made with about anything you can think of. If this description sounds mouth-wateringly delicious to you, then rest assured your taste buds know what’s up.
Get to know the Farmers’ Ball semi-finalists
April 17, 2014
From 60 local band submissions, whittled down to 16 by KJHK/SUA committee members, and sliced in half by the community through online voting, eight bands will go head-to-head this Saturday, April 19 at The Bottleneck, at 8 p.m. This is the 20th year of this battle of the local/regional bands. It’s the second year the two organizations have been able to offer monetary prizes: the top reward being $2,000 and runner up receiving $1,000.
Lawrence native wins Best Ranger Competition
April 17, 2014
A two-man military team featuring a Lawrence native recently won the 2014 David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition, according to officials from the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade.
Upgrade him: How men can look their part this spring
April 17, 2014
Meet Will Dale. Like a lot of men, Will could use some outside help when it comes to picking out his outfits.
Letter: Lost favorites
April 17, 2014
“Guess what’s closing now,” my mother asked Tuesday morning, before I saw the newspaper.
Letter: Casting stones
April 17, 2014
This is in response to Carl Burkhead’s letter of April 9. When you become a woman and find yourself facing an unintended or unwanted pregnancy or a pregnancy incompatible with life or quality of life, then let you cast the first stone. But actually, no, even then, it is not your business or your concern what choice another woman makes.