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KU mourns loss of engineering professor Glavinich
April 29, 2014
Kansas University is mourning the loss of a faculty member who had been teaching at KU for over 20 years.
Dialogue and Friendship Dinner celebrates social responsibility
April 29, 2014
More than 200 Lawrencians of all walks of faith celebrated multicultural tolerance and understanding at the Dialogue and Friendship Dinner Tuesday night at the Kansas Union. The event, sponsored by local interfaith education group Dialogue Institute of the Southwest, the Raindrop Foundation and scientific and spiritual thought magazine “The Fountain,” was held to promote and recognize social responsibility in the community.
Despite reports, KU quarterback Jake Heaps still a Jayhawk
April 29, 2014
Radio reports from Utah and a Tweet from ESPN.com’s Brett McMurphy have indicated that Kansas University quarterback Jake Heaps is transferring. However, KU coach Charlie Weis, through a KU spokesperson, said that Heaps was at a team meeting early Tuesday evening and was still listed on the KU roster.
Black Hills seeks rate increase
April 29, 2014
Black Hills Energy’s Kansas natural gas utility Tuesday filed for a rate increase that the company said would raise the typical residential bill by $4.17 per month.
Shrinking its expenses, KBA moves toward investment model
April 29, 2014
The Kansas Bioscience Authority’s board of directors met Tuesday to approve a new operating budget, investments and auditor for the organization. KBA has been paring down its operating budget the past two years. The new budget is 10 percent smaller than the previous year, and that budget was about a third smaller than the year before that. By Ben Unglesbee
Two plead no contest to felony robbery; sentencing set for June
April 29, 2014
Two of three men arrested and charged in connection with a December 2013 standoff at a Lawrence apartment pleaded no contest Tuesday to amended charges.
Latest federal numbers show low incomes, high prices make Lawrence most expensive in the state
April 29, 2014
New figures from the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis show Lawrence residents are feeling the pinch in two areas. The city’s cost of living — although lower than the national average — is higher than any of the other metro areas in Kansas. To make Lawrence’s predicament worse, residents also earn far less than other Kansas communities. By Chad Lawhorn
KanCare gets mixed reviews from patients, health care providers
April 29, 2014
Patients, health care providers and others on Tuesday provided a mixed picture of the status of Gov. Sam Brownback’s privatization of Medicaid called KanCare. By Scott Rothschild
Trial date set for Arizona man charged with multiple sex crimes
April 29, 2014
An 18-year-old Yuma, Ariz., man will stand trial in July on multiple sex offense charges involving three alleged victims.
Proposal would shut down prairie chicken hunting in southwest Kansas
April 29, 2014
State wildlife officials have proposed shutting down prairie chicken hunting in southwest Kansas. By Scott Rothschild
Lawrence man sentenced for meth possession
April 29, 2014
A Douglas County judge sentenced a 41-year-old Lawrence man to nearly three years in prison after he pleaded guilty last month to possessing and intending to distribute methamphetamine, aggravated assault and interfering with a law enforcement officer.
Eastbound K-10 no longer closed near Eudora following afternoon car fire
12:43 p.m., April 29, 2014 Updated 02:48 p.m.
Traffic is no longer delayed on eastbound Kansas Highway 10 near Eudora as firefighters and police cleared the scene of an early afternoon vehicle fire.
Man accused of stabbing shelter employee ordered to undergo competency evaluation
April 29, 2014
A 21-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man charged with attempted murder will be evaluated to determine whether he is competent to stand trial, a Douglas County judge ruled Tuesday.
Lawrence musician balances Army, civilian careers
April 29, 2014
Specialist Jeff Bubb is an Army Reserve Soldier serving in the 312th Army Band in Lawrence, Kan. Bubb joined the Army and trained as an Army musician in 2010, serving first three years with the historic 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Ky.
Today in Lawrence: Mobb Deep, a ‘Very Nervous System’
April 29, 2014
A “Very Nervous System” at KU, Mammoth Publications at the Kansas Union, and Mobb Deep at the Granada.
FSHS soccer slams Gardner-Edgerton, 8-0
April 29, 2014
The only person who could stop Free State’s girls soccer team from scoring on Monday night was the assistant referee who signaled offside. When the Firebirds were allowed to keep running — in between 13 attacks stopped because they were called offside — they dominated against Gardner-Edgerton in a 8-0 victory at FSHS. By Bobby Nightengale
KU pitcher Piche’ honored by Big 12 after one-hitter
April 29, 2014
Kansas University senior pitcher Jordan Piche’ was named the Big 12 Conference’s Pitcher of the Week, the league announced Monday.
Free State golf ninth, LHS 10th at Topeka West
April 29, 2014
The Free State and Lawrence High boys golf teams competed in blustery conditions for the second week in a row Monday and finished ninth and 10th, respectively, at the Topeka West Invite.
KU honors 2014 scholar athletes of the year
April 29, 2014
Kansas University football player Gavin Howard and volleyball player Caroline Jarmoc were named winners of the Bob Frederick male and female scholar athletes of the year on Monday at the Senior Celebration and K Ring ceremony in the Student Union.
KU recruit Myles Turner’s decision day nears
April 29, 2014
The recruitment of Myles Turner is nearing an end with Kansas University and Texas generally regarded as the leaders for the 6-foot-11 senior center from Trinity High in Euless, Texas. Rivals.com’s No. 9-rated player nationally is expected to announce for one of those schools — or perhaps close-to-home SMU — at a 3 p.m. Wednesday news conference. Recruiting notes by Gary Bedore
Column: Lions players impress in defense of fired LHS coach Mike Lewis
April 29, 2014
As impressive as they were on the basketball court this past season, the Lawrence High Lions trumped themselves Monday night in the public school administration building, where the weekly school-board meeting took place. One by one, they took to the microphone and so respectfully went to bat for their fired coach, Mike Lewis. Column by Tom Keegan
25 years ago: Lawrence postmaster urges better control of dogs
April 29, 2014
Local letter carriers had been bitten by dogs two days in a row the previous week.
40 years ago: Movie listings, other entertainment options for 1974
April 29, 2014
Do you remember Ken’s Pizza Parlor, Bigelow’s Bar-B-Q, and Taco Tico?
Letter: Meat options
April 29, 2014
It’s perversely ironic for rancher Cliven Bundy to excoriate poor people for collecting government subsidies while ripping off the federal government of a million dollars in grazing fees. But, even if he were to pay up, Bundy and his fellow ranchers, would still be living on government welfare.
Letter: Tenure terms
April 29, 2014
The Kansas National Education Association is considering litigation regarding the elimination of statutory tenure for teachers. It is probably the least productive of the alternatives in that tenure is not a property right, but rather a term and condition of employment.
Editorial: Heated debate
State university faculty and the Kansas Board of Regents need to dial down the tensions and work together on a reasonable social media policy
April 29, 2014
The Joint Council of Kansas Distinguished Professors met Sunday afternoon at Kansas University to debate what action the organization should take relative to the social media policy put together by the Kansas Board of Regents. These professors represent the cream of the crop in the academic world at KU, Kansas State University and Wichita State University.
Opinion: Syria leader thumbs nose at U.S.
April 29, 2014
There’s growing evidence that the Syrian regime has been gassing civilians again, sending helicopters to unload barrel bombs filled with canisters of chlorine on women and children.
4 places in Lawrence to get your nature fix
April 29, 2014
Looking to get back out into nature now that the weather is getting warmer? Lucky for you, Lawrence has a variety of parks and nature centers for people who want revel in the outdoors this spring. By Giles Bruce
Kansas Legislature returns for wrap-up session Wednesday with lots on its plate
April 29, 2014
The Kansas Legislature got a major piece of business finished before leaving town for a three week break, but many issues remain unresolved as members return Wednesday for what is called the wrap-up session. By Scott Rothschild
100 years ago: Mistaken identity: Local man cleared of suspicion in check-bouncing case
April 29, 2014
“Mr. Parker is an honest man and is earning an honest living at honest work.”
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 28
April 29, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Monday, April 28.