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LHS girls bowling wins quad
February 13, 2014
Miranda Krom placed second and Kierstan Warren fourth to pace Lawrence High to a quadrangular bowling victory on Thursday at Royal Crest Lanes.
Police: Lawrence man who had Silver Alert issued for him found dead night of Feb. 11
February 13, 2014
According to the Lawrence Police Department, the 65-year-old man who had a Silver Alert issued for him was found deceased the night of Feb. 11.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 13
10:03 p.m., February 13, 2014 Updated 12:23 a.m.
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thursday, Feb. 13.
Senate president has concerns that gay-marriage bill discriminates
06:42 p.m., February 13, 2014 Updated 06:51 p.m.
Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, has concerns that HB 2543 discriminates. Unless it is changed, “a majority of my caucus will not support the bill,” she says.
Senate President Wagle says she has concerns that HB 2453 would allow discrimination
February 13, 2014
The future of a House-approved bill that says people can cite religious beliefs to deny goods and services to same-sex couples was in doubt Thursday after Senate President Susan Wagle expressed concerns about the measure. By Scott Rothschild
Self says Jamari Traylor will play Saturday
February 13, 2014
Jamari Traylor, who missed the K-State game, will play on Saturday against TCU.
House committee rejects bonds for Allen Fieldhouse apartments; another panel OKs help for medical building
February 13, 2014
A House committee Thursday rejected Kansas University’s bid for $17.5 million in bonding authority to build apartments for basketball players. By Scott Rothschild
Kansas House committee takes up climate change resolution
February 13, 2014
A Kansas House committee began weighing a resolution on Thursday that urges Congress to resist following President Barack Obama’s plan for addressing man-made climate change during a hearing that highlighted the rival views on the role of humans in global warming.
Science and Engineering Fair Results
February 13, 2014
Students from throughout Douglas County competed Feb. 8 in the Douglas County-USD 497 Science and Engineering Fair. The competition was held at West Middle School in Lawrence. Staff Reports
Brownback’s proposal to fund full-day kindergarten is dealt a setback by his fellow Republicans
February 13, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to phase in funding for full-day kindergarten was dealt a setback Thursday from his fellow Republicans. By Scott Rothschild
Dole Institute lecture series looks at America’s first ladies
February 13, 2014
A lecture series on the first ladies of the United States will look at the women who have occupied the White House. By Ben Unglesbee
Topeka man leads officers on foot chase, arrested after allegedly trying to steal gas
February 13, 2014
A 21-year-old Topeka man was booked into Douglas County Jail early Thursday on suspicion of burglary and theft among other crimes after Lawrence police arrested him following a brief foot race.
KU Student Senate joins call to suspend social media policy
February 13, 2014
Kansas University students have joined in the call for the Kansas Board of Regents to suspend a social a media policy passed in December.
Lawrence Habitat for Humanity to dedicate 83rd home
February 13, 2014
The Lawrence Habitat for Humanity will dedicate its 83rd home at 9 a.m. Saturday.
KU chancellor says new health education building is needed to train more doctors, maintain accreditation
February 13, 2014
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little told legislators that the KU Medical Center needs a new $75 million health education building to train more physicians and maintain accreditation. By Scott Rothschild
Longtime homeless shelter director to retire
February 13, 2014
After helping transform the way the homeless are sheltered in Douglas County, Loring Henderson, the longtime director of the Lawrence Community Shelter, has announced his plans to retire. By Giles Bruce
Self: Decision on Joel Embiid’s availability coming Friday
February 13, 2014
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self said he will likely decide Friday whether freshman center Joel Embiid will play Saturday against TCU. By Gary Bedore
Lawmaker tells KU of strong opposition to proposed apartment complex for athletes
February 13, 2014
A state legislator told Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little on Wednesday that there is strong opposition in the Legislature to the proposed $17.5 million Allen Fieldhouse apartments for KU basketball players.
Eudora student named National Merit finalist
February 13, 2014
Kennedy O’Dell, a senior at Eudora High School, has been named a National Merit finalist.
Local governments oppose bill requiring reports on use of tax dollars for lobbying
February 13, 2014
Cities, counties and school districts on Thursday united in opposition to a bill that would require governmental entities to file annual reports that show how much in tax dollars they spent on lobbying. By Scott Rothschild
Kansas House bill would void academic standards
February 13, 2014
A new proposal before the Kansas Legislature would nullify reading, math and science standards for public schools adopted previously by the State Board of Education.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 12
February 13, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Feb. 12.
LHS wrestler Clothier favorite for Sunflower League Championships
February 13, 2014
Lawrence High sophomore wrestler Alan Clothier will head into Saturday’s Sunflower League Championships at Olathe North as a favorite to repeat as a league champion in his weight class.
Column: LCC chooses terrific top pro in Kristen Samp
February 13, 2014
Well, it only took a hundred years, but the city of Lawrence finally has a female head golf pro. Lawrence Country Club got its year-long, 100th-anniversary celebration off to a great start in promoting Kristen Samp from assistant to boss of the pro shop. Column by Tom Keegan
KU senior Wesley: Decrease in playing time doesn’t sour career as Jayhawk
February 13, 2014
Kansas University power forward Justin Wesley has played just 14 minutes in his senior season, but said he has no regrets about his career as a Jayhawk: “My experience has been great. Of course I wanted the basketball side of it to go a little bit differently. That’s part of life. Some things go your way. Some things don’t. You have to make the best of it. It’s what I’ve done.” By Gary Bedore
Transfer Millweard ready for KU QB battle
February 13, 2014
Sophomore transfer T.J. Millweard spoke to the media on Wednesday about the upcoming race to be the Kansas University football team’s starting quarterback. “We’re all trying to learn from each other, get a little bit better, push each other in the weight room,” Millweard said. By Matt Tait
Fashion Column Twins: A peek ahead to spring styling
February 13, 2014
Fashion always moves faster than Mother Nature. So as the stores roll out their spring styles, we are hesitant to shop for warm-weather pieces thanks to the inevitable 20-degree highs this time of year.
Our Town Sports (Feb. 13)
February 13, 2014
Here’s a look at Our Town Sports for Feb. 13.
25 years ago: School district officials consider preschool facility for LHS
February 13, 2014
The center could help the young parents by providing classes on parenting skills.
40 years ago: ‘Substandard’ houses ordered vacated
February 13, 2014
Six Lawrence dwellings were affected.
KU students’ production puts 3 spins on ‘Hamlet’
February 13, 2014
One of the hardest things to do in art is to make something old and familiar fresh. Danny Devlin has some ideas about that. “‘Hamlet’ is the most well-known, well-researched play ever,” he says. “We’re taking three very different approaches to it.”
Film on doctors who perform late-term abortions to screen at Liberty Hall
February 13, 2014
A special screening of Sundance award-winning documentary “After Tiller” will take place on Feb. 16.
Style Scout: Holden Krom
February 13, 2014
What would you like to see more or less of in Lawrence? There’s too much cookie-cutter (fashion styles). Everybody almost dresses the same so it would be good to see more people dressing broadly.
Style Scout: Jillian May
February 13, 2014
Tell us a secret: One of my biggest secrets is that I am always trying to get other people’s secrets!
Fix-It Chick: Ssafely clean masonry with acid
February 13, 2014
Using muriatic acid to clean masonry surfaces is an effective and dangerous venture. Follow these steps to ensure the safety and effectiveness of your project.
Mrs. Mass.: BKB Leather the heart and soul of shoe repair
February 13, 2014
As easy as it is to find a great pair of shoes, it can be a pain in the butt (or should I say sole?) to repair them. Fear not! Bruce Barlow’s BKB Leather business in North Lawrence is prepared to repair and renew.
Garden Variety: A growing organization
February 13, 2014
Master Gardeners are not just in Douglas County — they are everywhere.
Opinion: Use of ‘thug’ reveals racial bias
February 13, 2014
“I hate that thug music.” This, according to Rhonda Rouer’s testimony last week, is what her fiance, Michael Dunn, said when they pulled into a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station next to an SUV full of black kids who had the stereo up high, pumping some obnoxious, bass-heavy rap.
Editorial: Med school need
Kansas needs more doctors, and state legislators need to help Kansas University fill that need.
February 13, 2014
It’s clear that some members of the Kansas Legislature aren’t happy with Kansas University, but they shouldn’t allow their concerns to color their judgment on a funding decision that will have a big impact on the state of Kansas and its residents.
Opinion: America tips toward ‘Downton Abbey’
February 13, 2014
Many “Downton Abbey” watchers are nostalgia gluttons who grieved when Lord Grantham lost his fortune in Canadian railroad shares. There are, however, a discerning few whose admirable American sensibilities caused them to rejoice about Grantham’s loss: “Now perhaps this amiable but dilettantish toff will get off his duff and get a job.”
Off the Beaten Plate: Chili Mac Attack at Bigg’s BBQ
February 13, 2014
What you’re really looking at is a layer of deep fried mac and cheese in a new creation on the menu at Bigg’s BBQ.
Kansas considers banning minors’ use of tanning beds
February 13, 2014
For Kansans younger than 18, the trip to the tanning bed to get that desired golden glow may become a thing of the past. State House members are set to vote, perhaps this week, on a bill that would ban minors from tanning beds and fine salons $250 for breaking the law. At issue is the risk of life-threatening melanoma, a dangerous form of skin cancer associated with exposure to sunshine or tanning beds. Evidence is mounting that those exposed to ultraviolet radiation from indoor tanning have a much higher risk of developing melanoma, said Lawrence dermatologist Lee Bittenbender.By Nadia Imafidon
100 years ago: Heavy snowfall delays trains
February 13, 2014
“The government forecaster in Topeka said snowfall should prove of great benefit to wheat.”
How to shop vintage (everything)
February 13, 2014
Let these vintage-savvy folks guide you.