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LMH Endowment Association hands out five Watkins awards
January 23, 2014
Out of a pool of 19 nominees, the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association handed out five awards Thursday, recognizing those who have supported community healthcare.
34-year-old Lawrence man charged in Sandbar Sub Shop burglary
January 23, 2014
Douglas County prosecutors are charging a 34-year-old Lawrence man with aggravated burglary and felony theft in connection to a Wednesday night burglary of the Sandbar Sub Shop, 745 New Hampshire St.
Senate vice president urges more cooperation between courts and Legislature
January 23, 2014
The Legislature and Judiciary should improve relations, Senate Vice President Jeff King, R-Independence, said in a letter Thursday to Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss.
Alumni couple gives $1.25 million for KU business school building
January 23, 2014
Kansas University alumni Kent and Missy McCarthy have added a $1.25 million commitment to the private funds for the new KU School of Business building.By Ben Unglesbee
Nun who inspired ‘Dead Man Walking’ to discuss death penalty in Lawrence
January 23, 2014
Sister Helen Prejean, the inspiration for the book and movie “Dead Man Walking,” will visit Lawrence next week to discuss the death penalty and its abolition.
Lawrence man encourages people to prepare for the inevitable
January 23, 2014
Before her death in September, Pat Hannon made plans for what to do to her body and belongings and at her memorial service. Her husband, Les, has developed similar plans and is encouraging others to do the same. By Giles Bruce
Fox & Friends’ anchor chosen as distinguished Kansan
January 23, 2014
Steve Doocy, one of the anchors of “Fox & Friends” news program on Fox News, has been chosen as the Distinguished Kansan of the Year by the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas and will be honored at a banquet Friday.
Progressives protest GOP rule at Kansas Statehouse
January 23, 2014
Progressive and labor union activists are promising sustained protests against Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and multiple policies pursued by him and other Republicans.
KU picks interim director for Continuing Education
January 23, 2014
Kansas University has picked Sharon Graham, program associate for the Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship at KU, as the interim director for KU Continuing Education. Graham previously served as associate dean for Continuing Education. By Ben Unglesbee
Highberger latest Democrat to declare for Lawrence House seat
January 23, 2014
A former Lawrence mayor is making a run to represent the city at the Kansas Statehouse. Dennis “Boog” Highberger announced Thursday that he intends to run for the Kansas 46th District House seat, which will be up for grabs after incumbent Rep. Paul Davis’ decision to run for governor. Highberger will run as a Democrat. By Chad Lawhorn
Threatening email causes police to boost security at Lawrence City Commission meetings
January 23, 2014
A threatening email to city commissioners has led to at least a temporary increase in security at Lawrence City Hall. By Chad Lawhorn
Police continue search for missing 19-year-old; funeral services handled for family of homicide victim
January 23, 2014
Lawrence police continue to seek information about the whereabouts of missing 19-year-old Sarah McLinn and more information about the circumstances surrounding the death of 52-year-old Harold Sasko. Meanwhile, a Kansas City-area funeral director confirmed handling services for Sasko’s family. By Stephen Montemayor
Portion of New Hampshire Street to be closed through March for hotel project
January 23, 2014
Plans call for a portion of the 900 block of New Hampshire Street to be closed until March 31 to accommodate construction of an adjacent hotel.
Three-star defensive lineman D.J. Williams commits to KU
Two-star DT Lay’Trion Jones follows Williams with commitment late Thursday
January 23, 2014
The Kansas University football program picked up a late gem in its Class of 2014 recruiting efforts on Thursday, when Lufkin (Texas) High defensive lineman D.J. Williams orally committed to KU, according to a report from
Kobach urges passage of bill that would exclude Lesser Prairie Chicken from federal protection
January 23, 2014
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach on Thursday urged legislators to approve a bill that would exclude the Lesser Prairie Chicken from federal protection. By Scott Rothschild
Former KU football player to testify against fellow former player in armed robbery trial
January 23, 2014
A former Kansas University football player and one of four men arrested in a May 2013 alleged robbery of cash and marijuana at gunpoint pleaded guilty Thursday on amended charges of felony theft in exchange for testimony against another former player who is also charged. By Stephen Montemayor
KU Homecoming set for week of Sept. 21-27
January 23, 2014
Kansas University has set the date of its 102nd Homecoming for the week of Sept. 21-27. KU will play its Homecoming game against the University of Texas on Sept 27.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 22
January 23, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Jan. 22.
25 years ago: Lawrence student wins trip to Washington, attends inauguration
January 23, 2014
He had won the trip with an essay “What I Would Do If I Were President.”
40 years ago: KU chancellor close to decision on executive vice chancellor
January 23, 2014
The search had narrowed to four final candidates.
100 years ago: Smallpox case appears in local elementary school
January 23, 2014
“Until the discovery of the case at the Central School, the epidemic was thought to be confined to the University district.”
Style Scout: Leah Bye
January 23, 2014
Tell us a secret: I’ve never been on an airplane!
Fix-It Chick: Clean up a flooded basement
January 23, 2014
Dealing with a flooded basement is often overwhelming, but following a few basic guidelines can help you avoid some potentially hazardous outcomes.
Style Scout: Jeff and Penelope Hicks
January 23, 2014
Describe Penelope’s style: She’s eclectic. She’s a year and a half and (personality-wise) she is really rambunctious and really rowdy.
Letter: Expand Medicaid
January 23, 2014
Our governor’s refusal to expand Medicaid to more Kansans steals from all Kansans. For the nearly 135,000 uninsured adults and nearly 22,000 uninsured children who are unable to qualify for basic health care in its current form, for 4,000 newly affordable Kansas jobs in the health care fields and for you and me, fellow federal taxpayer, our governor’s denial of Medicaid expansion is a wholesale withholding of what we have paid for and deserve.  
Off the Beaten Plate: Turkey Fries at Six Mile Chop House
January 23, 2014
It’s looks like your standard deep-fried dish, but it’s far from it.
The Fashion Column Twins: Casual style for Valentine’s Day
January 23, 2014
Valentine’s Day is on its way, so it’s time to start planning your outfit. Your Valentine’s Day outfit solely depends on your plans. A night in should definitely call for a much more casual and cozy look than a date at a super fancy restaurant. By Emily and Elizabeth Kennedy
Garden Variety: The dirt on dirt
January 23, 2014
As I’ve discussed in previous columns, plants need air, water and nutrients. Soil just happens to be the carrier we use to bring these requirements to the roots. Ideally, soil should contain 50 percent mineral matter, 25 percent air and 25 percent water. This perfect mix is seldom found.
Mrs. Mass.: Wild things
January 23, 2014
Lawrence offers a few shops that specialize in vintage ­— or retro — attire. One of the more well-known boutiques is Wild Man Vintage, and rightly so. By Jessica Pauly
Editorial: Need for speed?
Super-fast Internet service has a lot of allure, but the proposal currently on the table may not be a good investment for the city.
January 23, 2014
Members of the city’s Public Incentives Review Committee are asking all the right questions about a request for a $500,000 grant and other incentives to support a local broadband company’s quest to provide 1 gigabit Internet service to downtown and about 1,000 customers east of downtown.
All about eggs Benedict
The history of a classic brunch dish and where to get it
January 23, 2014
The culinary folklore tells of the suave, flamboyant stockbroker Lemuel Benedict stumbles into the old Waldorf Hotel one New York morning in 1894. Battling a hangover, he orders buttered toast, bacon, two poached eggs and some hollandaise.
Opinion: Active courts can serve conservatism
January 23, 2014
Disabusing the Republican Party of a cherished dogma, thereby requiring it to forgo a favorite rhetorical trope, will not win Clark M. Neily III the gratitude of conservatives who relish denouncing “judicial activism.” He, however, and his colleagues at the libertarian Institute for Justice believe America would be more just if judges were less deferential to legislatures.
Winter-proof your windows to save energy at home
January 23, 2014
There’s nothing worse than cranking up the heat every winter just to layer up to walk across the cold kitchen floor of your home.
Letter: Spreading stores
January 23, 2014
Regional economists have long known that city grocery stores tend to cluster too close together. That is bad for both  stores and customers. The stores don’t like it because it makes comparison shopping easier and reduces the number of trips people make to stores. Some customers appreciate the easier comparison shopping, but a larger number don’t like the extra travel time and not being able to walk to a grocery for small purchases. Most importantly it causes the food deserts that cover large parts of Lawrence (Journal-World, Jan. 20).