Archive for Friday, February 28, 2014

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12:31 a.m.
Presidential scholar Richard Norton Smith discusses the upcoming 50th anniversary of Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society programs. Richard Norton Smith: LBJ still casts shadow over presidency
February 27, 2014
Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith says that after half a century, President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” programs still have a profound impact on the way Americans live. But his handling of the war in Vietnam, and the divisiveness of the 1960s generally, also continue to resonate in U.S. politics and elections. Smith was in Lawrence this week to deliver a series of lectures at the Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University. By Peter Hancock
9:00 a.m.
Demonstrators carry signs during a rally for equality on the south side of the Kansas statehouse, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. The rally was organized by Equality Kansas and the American Civil Liberties Union. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo Outside Lawrence, discrimination based on sexual orientation already legal in Kansas
February 27, 2014
Kansas has attracted an onslaught of national criticism over a proposed bill that media often have summarized as allowing discrimination against gays. Lost in the fray has been the status quo: Kansans don’t need this law to legally discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation, legal experts say. With few exceptions — namely, Lawrence — they already can. By Sara Shepherd
11:45 a.m.
Campus folklore and rumors suggest that Strong Hall is backwards. Kansas AAUP pushing for stronger patent rights for faculty
February 28, 2014
The Kansas chapter of the American Association of University Professors is currently crafting a bill to offer the state Legislature that would ensure faculty retain the right to patent technology they develop in summers or on their own time. By Ben Unglesbee
1:22 p.m.
Notre Dame junior swimmer Emma Reaney is hugged by Irish head coach Brian Barnes after winning the 200-yard breaststroke at the 2014 ACC Swimming and Diving Championships, Saturday in Greensboro, N.C. Reaney, a Lawrence High grad and former member of city swimming clubs, broke the NCAA and American records in the race with a time of 2:04.34. Lawrence native Reaney swims to big records under ex-Aquahawks coach
February 28, 2014
Lawrence native Emma Reaney, a junior at Notre Dame, has made a huge splash not only in the school’s record books, but the NCAA and American ones, too. Saturday at the ACC Championships, Reaney broke NCAA Division I and American records in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:04.34. By Chris Duderstadt

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Cliff Alexander’s Chicago Curie High team forfeits all victories
Squad may be allowed to compete in Illinois state tournament
February 28, 2014
Seven unnamed Curie High players were deemed ineligible on Friday.
Editorial: Chamber wanes
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce needs to return to the active, important role it once played in the city.
February 28, 2014
What has happened to the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce? Where has it gone?