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Brownback speaks to Leadership Kansas, avoids protesters
April 25, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback was in Lawrence Friday to address the 36th class of the Kansas Chamber’s “Leadership Kansas” program. But in coming and going, he avoided meeting a dozen or so teachers who had gathered to protest his policies on public education. By Peter Hancock
Kansas seeks dismissal of equity portion of school finance lawsuit
April 25, 2014
Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Friday filed a motion to dismiss part of the school finance lawsuit, saying that the recently approved funding bill successfully addresses a Kansas Supreme Court ruling that the state had unconstitutionally under-funded poor schools. By Scott Rothschild
Kansas regents chairman questioned at KU on social media policy
April 25, 2014
On a tour of the Kansas University campus, Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Fred Logan took questions from concerned faculty and staff about the board’s social media policy. By Ben Unglesbee
Police arrest 18-year-old on suspicion of indecent liberties with a child
April 25, 2014
Lawrence police arrested an 18-year-old Lawrence man Thursday on suspicion of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and contributing to a child’s misconduct.
Edwardsville man who led police on multi-county chase pleads guilty
April 25, 2014
A 26-year-old Edwardsville man pleaded guilty Friday to fleeing from and attempting to elude police, a felony, and misdemeanor charges of second-offense driving under the influence and marijuana possession. Dustin M. Voelker led police on a 25-mile pursuit earlier this year.
22-year-old Lawrence man pleads guilty to indecent liberties with a child
April 25, 2014
A 22-year-old Lawrence man pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated indecent liberties with a child in connection to a charge stemming from early 2013.
Brownback urges legislators to fund KU’s proposed Kansas Institute for Translational Chemical Biology
April 25, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback on Friday said he’s not giving up on Kansas University’s request for $2 million to establish an institute focused on drug discovery and commercialization. By Scott Rothschild
Brownback ‘delighted’ by Michelle Obama’s upcoming Kansas visit
April 25, 2014
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he’s delighted first lady Michelle Obama plans to visit Topeka next month.
Chamber receives nearly $700K in pledges for economic development funding; local leaders want more details on spending plan
April 25, 2014
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce officials confirmed Friday that they’ve received nearly $700,000 in pledges from individuals and businesses as part of a three-year capital campaign to boost economic development efforts in the community. Now, a city/county appointed economic development board is urging the chamber to provide more details about how that money — plus about $400,000 a year in tax payer money — will be spent. By Chad Lawhorn
Legislators may be close to approval of bill opening up affidavits used to support warrants
April 25, 2014
Legislation that would open to the public arrest and search warrant affidavits is close to approval in the Kansas Legislature, supporters say. By Scott Rothschild
Seven from Lawrence sworn in as attorneys
April 25, 2014
Seven new Lawrence attorneys were among 134 sworn in during a ceremony in Topeka today.
Appeals panel affirms sex-crime conviction of Lawrence man
April 25, 2014
A panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals on Friday upheld the conviction of a Lawrence man who received two life prison sentences in connection with sex crimes involving a 6-year-old girl. By Scott Rothschild
KU undergraduate researchers recognized this weekend
April 25, 2014
The 17th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, a celebration of research, scholarship and creative work from undergrads, will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Kansas Union.
Today in Lawrence: Final Friday, Turnpike Troubadours, Local Natives
April 25, 2014
Local Natives at the Granada, Turnpike Troubadours at Liberty Hall, plus Final Friday.
Column: LHS administration should take mulligan, rehire coach Mike Lewis
April 25, 2014
Normally, I’m not a big fan of mulligans. But in the case of this week’s ridiculous firing of Lawrence High boys basketball coach Mike Lewis, I’m all in favor of granting one to the administration. Give the guy his job back before you end up losing yours over it, would be my advice to the decision-makers at 19th and Louisiana. Column by Tom Keegan
Errors bite Lions in River City Baseball Festival opener
April 25, 2014
Lawrence High’s baseball team hasn’t had much success in the River City Baseball Festival in the past few years. That didn’t change against Lee’s Summit (Mo.) West on Thursday night at Kansas University’s Hoglund Ballpark. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds’ offense falls short in River City Baseball Festival opener
April 25, 2014
Free State High’s baseball team had plenty of opportunities to score runs throughout its game against Raymore-Peculiar, Mo., on Thursday night, but couldn’t push many runs across the plate. Raymore-Peculiar didn’t have as many chances but cashed in at the right time. By Bobby Nightengale
LHS soccer keeps City Showdown close before freshman lifts FSHS, 2-1
April 25, 2014
Playing in her first soccer City Showdown on Thursday, Free State High freshman Sabrea Platz extended her entire body across the turf in front of Lawrence’s goal in the 76th minute to get a toe on the ball, sneaking it inside the left post and across the line for a 2-1 FSHS victory. By Benton Smith
KU freshman golfer Chase Hanna eager for Big 12
April 25, 2014
Kansas University freshman Chase Hanna — who was a three-time Sunflower League golf champion at Shawnee Mission East and continued his success into last summer when he won both the Kansas Amateur and Kansas Junior Amateur — is ready to see how he fares in the biggest meet of his young college career. By Gary Bedore
Kansas tennis rips ISU at league
April 25, 2014
Kansas University’s women’s tennis beat Iowa State, 4-1, to reach the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Championship on Thursday at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.
Kansas basketball signee Oubre jumps to No. 6
Alexander still No. 4 in final ranking
April 25, 2014
Kansas University basketball signee Cliff Alexander kept his No. 4 national ranking, while Kelly Oubre jumped from 12th to sixth in Rivals.com’s final ratings of the high school recruiting Class of 2014. By Gary Bedore
25 years ago: Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan speaks at KU
April 25, 2014
“I’m not only Republican, I’m a right-wing Republican.”
Indians’ Kluber baffles K.C.
April 25, 2014
Corey Kluber stayed stone-faced, maintaining the same stoic look in the clubhouse that he had for nine innings on the mound. Only when prodded by an Indians teammate did Kluber crack. “Did you smile after the game?” pitcher Justin Masterson yelled to Kluber. “I did,” he said. “Only when I saw you.” Kluber had everyone in Cleveland’s clubhouse smiling after he struck out a career-high 11 and pitched a four-hitter for his first complete game, leading the Indians to a 5-1 victory over the Royals on Thursday.
Lawrence street newspaper a ‘labor of love’ for longtime editor
April 25, 2014
For the past 17 years, Craig Sweets has edited the Lawrence street newspaper Change of Heart, which just released its spring issue and seeks to raise awareness about issues facing the local homeless population. By Giles Bruce
Editorial: Not so sweet
Tying funding for the Kansas court system to changes in court administration was a winning strategy for passing legislation but a losing strategy for the state.
April 25, 2014
Mary Poppins might be proud of the Kansas Legislature, which seemed to adopt her philosophy that “a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down.”
Letter: Enforcement
April 25, 2014
Following the City Commission decision requiring inspection of all rentals, I called City Hall to find out “Who may report a visible property maintenance code violation to the city?”
Opinion: Writer not LOL over texts
April 25, 2014
Last week I sent a text message to a friend. A Hollywood business meeting I had high hopes for had been suddenly “postponed.”
Opinion: Obamacare debate not over yet
April 25, 2014
Recently, Barack Obama — a Demosthenes determined to elevate our politics from coarseness to elegance; a Pericles sent to ameliorate our rhetorical impoverishment — spoke at the University of Michigan. He came to that very friendly venue — in 2012, he received 67 percent of the vote in Ann Arbor’s county — after visiting a local sandwich shop, where a muse must have whispered in the presidential ear. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., had recently released his budget, so Obama expressed his disapproval by calling it, for the benefit of his academic audience, a “meanwich” and a “stinkburger.”
100 years ago: KU, MU to face off in annual debate contest
April 25, 2014
“Missouri has generally had a shade the better of the Jayhawker talkers but this year the team feels confident….”
40 years ago: City commission defers action on taxi fares, summer band concerts
April 25, 2014
Figures submitted by the owners of two Lawrence cab companies showed a loss of about $14,000 in 1972.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 24
April 25, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Thursday, April 24.