Archive for Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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Two KU professors say U.S. should engage Iran’s help in Iraq
June 17, 2014
As President Barack Obama on Tuesday deployed several hundred troops to provide security for U.S. personnel in Iraq amid a growing insurgency, two Kansas University professors urged caution and talks with longtime foe Iran to help reach a political solution. By Scott Rothschild
Van Go to go retro for a cause with 11th annual What Floats Your Boat
June 17, 2014
New to this year’s fundraiser is a theme: “Van Go Retro.” Participants in Van Go’s job-training program were challenged to design and create artwork, often in the form of indoor and outdoor furniture, that features a retro or vintage aesthetic. Pie safes, fire pits with hand-hewn stools and hand-painted tee-pees and pillows will be among the items available for auction. By Stephen Montemayor
Bite Sighs: Who wants s’more cookies?
June 17, 2014
The season of camping is upon us! Time for singalongs, skeeters, and those gooey little treats known as “S’mores.”
Laying off liquor? Try a mocktail
June 17, 2014
What’s a pregnant lady to do? The first tinge of real summer is coming on, and all my favorite drinks — cocktails, white wine, iced coffee, soda — are all either verboten or almost so. Good old H2O will take care of my hydration needs, of course, but woman cannot live on plain water alone.
City commissioners sort through funding requests, proposed tax increases
June 17, 2014
Salaries, pensions and health insurance costs at Lawrence City Hall likely are going to require a tax increase in 2015. By Chad Lawhorn
KU basketball tradition touted as ‘great fit’ for World University Games
June 17, 2014
Kansas University basketball’s standing as one of the top programs in the country was one of the biggest reasons the Jayhawks were chosen to represent the United States in the 2015 World University Games in Korea. “Kansas was a great fit,” said Craig Jonas, the deputy head of the USA delegation, during a news conference Tuesday at KU. “When you walk the halls here, you realize what a great tradition Kansas has, and we’re ecstatic about having them there.” By Matt Tait
Some candidates shun reporters, turn to social media, ‘micro-targeting’ to deliver messages
June 17, 2014
The days of voters relying on traditional news media coverage for information about political campaigns may be slipping away. As voters increasingly use social media networks to discuss politics, many candidates are following suit, avoiding appearances in front of reporters and using social media to target and control their messages. By Peter Hancock
KU officials discussing track removal at Memorial Stadium
June 17, 2014
Kansas University football fans have long clamored for the removal of the track surrounding the field at Memorial Stadium. Now that the new track-and-field facility at Rock Chalk Park has become a reality, KU officials may be close to making a move. By Matt Tait
Jayhawks add juco WR Cory Butler
June 17, 2014
The commitment parade continued on Tuesday for Charlie Weis and the Kansas University football program, which picked up its seventh commitment in the past four days when four-star junior-college wide receiver Cory Butler switched his commitment from Utah to Kansas.
Defense seeks sentence of probation in 2012 beer bottle death
June 17, 2014
A Mission man has filed a motion for probation after being convicted two weeks ago of killing another man with a beer bottle at a Lawrence party in 2012.
Lawrence to be local site for World’s Largest Swimming Lesson
June 17, 2014
The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department will act as a local site for a worldwide swimming lesson campaign on June 20.
Bond revoked, trial set for Lawrence man charged with attempted murder in January apartment shooting
June 17, 2014
After a May 25 an alleged domestic battery incident involving a witness to his crime, a 29-year-old Lawrence man who had been out on bail in an attempted first-degree murder case has been taken back into custody.
Former Lawrence credit union manager pleads guilty to embezzlement
01:20 p.m., June 17, 2014 Updated 05:05 p.m.
A former Lawrence credit union manager Karolyn J. Stattelman, 42, pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling more than $93,500 and allowing a teller to steal more the $81,000 from the credit union.
Pentagon: Benghazi suspect in US custody
June 17, 2014
A Libyan militant suspected in the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attack on Americans in Benghazi has been captured and is in U.S. custody, marking the first U.S. apprehension of an alleged perpetrator in the assault that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
Today in Lawrence: Self-publishing tips and a 3-D movie
June 17, 2014
Hot and windy is once again the forecast for the day; attend a library event to learn how to build and self-publish Web comics; ‘Wings 3D’ offers bird’s eye view of the Earth.
Free State gymnast lands scholarship
June 17, 2014
Free State High senior Natalie Rainbolt always had a goal of competing at the Div. I level in gymnastics and earning a full scholarship. By Bobby Nightengale
Kansas women to face Irish
June 17, 2014
Eight teams that appeared in the 2014 postseason — including national runner-up Notre Dame — appear on Kansas University’s women’s basketball nonconference schedule, which was released Monday.
Gary Woodland dispenses wisdom at clinic
June 17, 2014
Golfers in town from all over the country to compete in the Gary Woodland Championship, an American Junior Golf Association event at Alvamar public, had their chance to pepper Woodland himself with questions Monday afternoon, and they didn’t choke under pressure. They asked him some good ones, one day after he completed his final round in the 114th U.S. Open played at Pinehurst No. 2. By Tom Keegan
25 years ago: City commissioners glad to have meetings curtailed
June 17, 2014
The new rules included provisions to begin meetings at 6:35 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. and to end public debate of issues at 10 p.m.
40 years ago: First loads of wheat kick off Douglas County harvest
June 17, 2014
The wheat appeared to be good quality, though a little high on moisture.
100 years ago: Downtown store to offer paid vacation time this summer
June 17, 2014
“‘Although it means a big expense to the store, yet we shall give the vacations gladly and believe our employes will appreciate it.’”
Editorial: Tuition balance
It’s a tough job to balance tuition rates against the need to maintain the quality of state universities in Kansas.
June 17, 2014
Setting tuition rates is a tricky balancing act for the Kansas Board of Regents and state university leaders.
Opinion: Liberals must show tolerance
June 17, 2014
Based on conversations with 12 university and college presidents, a continuation of liberal intolerance on campus appears likely in the 2014-2015 school year.
Opinion: Foreign policy takes center stage
June 17, 2014
“From the halls of Montezuma To the shores of Tripoli …”      — The Marines’ Hymn Two hundred and nine years after Marines visited those shores, dispatched by President Jefferson to punish Barbary pirates for attacking U.S. vessels in the Mediterranean, Marines are again in that sea, poised to return. If they are sent ashore, their mission will be to rescue U.S. citizens from the consequences of U.S. policy. Then they might have to do the same thing in Baghdad.