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KU women lament ‘no-show’ in 80-55 setback against UT
08:59 p.m., January 28, 2014 Updated 12:15 a.m.
In the days leading up to Tuesday’s 80-55 loss to Texas at Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson talked about consistency being the key for her ever-improving squad. But other than a couple of stretches during the first half, the only way the Jayhawks were consistent against the Longhorns was in their inconsistency. By Matt Tait
City approves parking rates for Vermont Street garage
January 28, 2014
Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday approved a routine set of rates for the new Vermont Street parking garage, but also said they want to study some higher-tech options in the future. By Chad Lawhorn
KU governance leaders call for suspension of social media policy
January 28, 2014
Kansas University Senate’s executive committee endorsed a resolution stating their opposition to the policy and asked the regents to suspend it while under review by a newly created work group. The resolution will go before the full University Senate at its first meeting on Feb. 6. Similar resolutions have been passed at other state universities. By Ben Unglesbee
Bill would require Kansas to count and report undocumented public school students
January 28, 2014
A state legislator has filed a bill that would require the state to count and report how many undocumented children are in Kansas public schools. By Scott Rothschild
Lawrence to host meeting on proposed sewage pump station near 31st and Louisiana
January 28, 2014
Plans call for a new sewage pumping station at the northwest corner of 31st and Louisiana streets, and city officials this week are hosting a public meeting to discuss how the project can fit into what will be a busy area of the city. By Chad Lawhorn
Teen’s attorney in Lawrence murder case advises her to waive extradition hearing in Florida
02:01 p.m., January 28, 2014 Updated 04:20 p.m.
Sarah B. Gonzales McLinn, the 19-year-old woman accused of killing Harold Sasko earlier this month, will appear in federal court in Miami on Wednesday morning before she is expected to be turned over to Florida state authorities, according to Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson.
Opposing sides clash in debate over ‘religion freedoms’ bill
January 28, 2014
Supporters of a “religious freedoms” bill said Tuesday it would protect religious beliefs, but opponents said it would allow widespread discrimination against gays and lesbians. By Scott Rothschild
Eudora schools interviewing superintendent finalists
January 28, 2014
The Eudora school district is interviewing three superintendent finalists this week. Current superintendent Don Grosdidier is retiring after this year. By Peter Hancock
Editorial: Fee fairness
Like many other taxes in Kansas, the mortgage tax raises fairness concerns, but simply repealing the tax would be an unfair burden to Kansas counties.
January 28, 2014
Groups calling for the repeal of the mortgage tax in Kansas raise some valid arguments about the fairness of the tax. Perhaps those fairness issues should be addressed, but simply repealing the tax without finding a way to replace revenue that county governments across the state currently depend on, is not the right course.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 27
January 28, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Monday, Jan. 27.
FSHS star Harmon-Thomas takes track talents to higher and higher levels
January 28, 2014
Free State High senior Alexa Harmon-Thomas had done everything possible to achieve her childhood dream. Yet it was up to someone else to make it a reality. By Bobby Nightengale
Area basketball roundup: Ottawa boys beat Metro Academy
January 28, 2014
Ottawa had five players score in double figures in a victory over Metro Academy on Monday
LHS, FSHS boys climb 6A basketball poll
January 28, 2014
Both Lawrence High’s and Free State High’s boys basketball teams impressed during tournaments last week and moved up in this week’s coaches poll.
Lions guard Bonner gathers D-I offers
January 28, 2014
As one of the leaders of Lawrence High’s boys basketball team, Anthony Bonner is used to getting attention from opposing defenses. Now he’s also caught the eyes of some Div. I colleges. By Bobby Nightengale
KU women set for UT rematch
January 28, 2014
It did not take long for Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson to pinpoint the difference between victory and defeat during KU’s 12-point loss at Texas on Jan. 15. By Matt Tait
Jayhawks move focus to next slice of Big 12 schedule
January 28, 2014
Off to a 6-0 start in Big 12 Conference play for the third straight season and sixth time in the 11-year Bill Self era, Kansas University’s basketball team now moves on to the next portion of the 18-game schedule. By Gary Bedore
Change jars at The Merc to benefit Independence Inc. in February
January 28, 2014
Throughout the month of February, donation jars at the The Merc Co-op, 901 Iowa St., will benefit Independence Inc. as part of the Merc’s Change Program.
25 years ago: City, developers to meet on design concerns for riverfront mall
January 28, 2014
“I think we’re just a short way away from having the problem resolved.”
40 years ago: Interior improvements on tap for Allen Fieldhouse
January 28, 2014
Work on the project could begin as early as May 1974.
100 years ago: Lawrence enjoys ‘June-like’ weather in January
January 28, 2014
“The thermometer on the hill showed a temperature of 63 degrees.”
Letter: Landlord concerns
January 28, 2014
As a Lawrence landlord, for 49 years, I am concerned about the proposed rental inspection program. Once the city inspects and controls the apartments, I will no longer be the top decision person of my rentals. Some concerns I have:
Where to go in Lawrence for breastfeeding help
January 28, 2014
Lawrence has a plethora of options for mothers who need breastfeeding help. Here are some places for new moms who are nursing to go for support. By Giles Bruce
Opinion: Technology can help fight poverty
January 28, 2014
The talk of the day at last week’s World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, was Bill Gates’ audacious forecast that there will be almost no poor countries in the world by 2035.
Nominations being accepted for 2014 Douglas County Health Champion awards
January 28, 2014
Nominations are now being accepted for the second annual Douglas County Health Champion awards.
Letter: Levee park
January 28, 2014
This letter is to the people who walk their dog(s) on the Kansas River levee in North Lawrence.
Education course for relatives of people with serious mental illnesses coming to Lawrence
January 28, 2014
The Douglas County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will sponsor an education course in Lawrence next month for families of people with serious mental illnesses.
Double Take: My teenage son refuses to drive
January 28, 2014
Most of my 16 1/2-year-old son’s peers couldn’t wait to drive, but he seems to be putting it off eternally.
Breastfeeding abounds in Lawrence thanks to support groups, LMH
January 28, 2014
Lawrence has an abundance of resources for breastfeeding mothers, part of the reason the community has such a high rate of nursing moms. By Giles Bruce