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Ashes to glass: A different way to remember loved ones
January 25, 2015
When Debby Fitzhugh, of Topeka, lost her cat Lion King in 2012 she lost her “best bud.” Distraught, Fitzhugh said she had the 22-year-old cat cremated and kept several of his toys as keepsakes.
KU football lands 3, loses 2 on recruiting trail
Jayhawks pick up weekend commitments from trio of Texans
12:01 p.m., January 25, 2015 Updated 05:01 p.m.
It was net one for the Kansas University football recruiting efforts over the weekend, as the Jayhawks and head coach David Beaty picked up three more oral commitments but also lost two previous commitments to other schools. By Matt Tait
Fueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel prices
January 25, 2015
The recent plunge in fuel prices has been a welcome relief across the agricultural sector, helping ease the pain of low grain prices for growers and boosting profits for cattle ranchers.
Kansas governor proposes to backpedal on school funding
January 25, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing that Kansas backpedal on a much-ballyhooed increase in spending on public schools, just as he is asking fellow Republicans in the Legislature to slow down aggressive tax-cutting because of big budget shortfalls.
Opinion: Europe gets the joke of Fox News
January 25, 2015
Tucker Carlson said on Fox that more children die of bathtub drownings than of accidental shootings. They don’t. Steve Doocy said on Fox that NASA scientists faked data to make the case for global warming. They didn’t.
Man stabbed during attempted robbery in stable condition
02:47 a.m., January 25, 2015 Updated 03:21 p.m.
Lawrence Police are investigating after a 19-year-old man was stabbed during a robbery attempt early Sunday morning. Officers were dispatched to West Sixth Street and Monterey Way just after 2:20 a.m. on a reported stabbing.
South Carolina tops KU tennis
January 25, 2015
Kansas University fell to 23rd-ranked South Carolina, 6-1, on Saturday in women’s tennis.
KU swimmers take two wins
January 25, 2015
Kansas University’s women’s swim team, sparked by three individual event victories by Lindsay Manning, defeated Truman State, 164-90, and William Jewell, 169-83, on Saturday at William Jewell.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 24, 2015
January 25, 2015
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 24, 2015
City pleased with new numbers on curbside recycling program
January 25, 2015
Lawrence City Hall leaders are pleased with all the bottles, cans, boxes and other materials that are filling up the blue recycling carts that were distributed to households as part of the city’s new curbside recycling program. A report from City Hall shows that more than 400 tons of recycled materials are being collected each month. “It is going really, really well,” said Kathy Richardson, division manager for the city’s solid waste operations. “We’re pretty happy with the participation numbers, and we’re collecting a good amount of material.” By Chad Lawhorn
100 years ago: Kansas House passes bills on jury duty, roaming livestock, road tax
January 25, 2015
“The house passed the Drummond bill prohibiting the running at large of any live stock.”
Critter Buzz: Resolve to get your pet a yearly checkup
January 25, 2015
It is time of the year to make resolutions for the new year. Pet owners’ resolutions should be to make sure that their pet gets a checkup with a local veterinarian each and every year.
40 years ago: Costs, bids still pending on Sunflower Ammunition Plant expansion
January 25, 2015
Questions remained this week about the planned $50 to $100 million modernization project.
Opinion: U.S. ignores Iran’s aggression
January 25, 2015
While Iran’s march toward a nuclear bomb has provoked a major clash between the White House and Congress, Iran’s march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been largely overlooked. In Washington, that is. The Arabs have noticed. And the pro-American ones, the Gulf Arabs in particular, are deeply worried.
Editorial: Education accounting
A Kansas Department of Education analysis puts a different slant on the governor’s proposal for K-12 school funding.
January 25, 2015
The devil once again is in the details when it comes to the governor’s budget recommendation for K-12 education. The governor has claimed that his K-12 funding recommendation for next year is almost equal to the current year’s funding, but a new analysis by the Kansas Department of Education explains how that claim is somewhat deceiving. Even though the governor has expressed the desire to use block grants to get more school funding “into the classroom,” his budget recommendation actually calls for a 4 percent reduction in four key classroom funding categories: general state aid, supplemental state aid, capital outlay aid and the school district finance fund. K-12 schools will get $127 million less in those categories next year, according to the governor’s budget, according to the education department analysis.
Firebirds push Olathe East
January 25, 2015
Free State’s boys basketball team came up just short in a 53-46 loss to Olathe East in the third-place game of the Saints Classic on Saturday, but FSHS coach Chuck Law was anything but discouraged with how his Firebirds performed.
Seabury boys take McLouth crown
January 25, 2015
Bishop Seabury Academy’s boys basketball team won the championship of the McLouth Tournament on Saturday night with a 53-43 victory over Olathe Heritage Christian.
LHS boys suffer first setback, 83-72
January 24, 2015
As the final seconds ticked off of the clock in the Topeka Invitational Tournament championship game Saturday, Lawrence High senior Anthony Bonner buried his head into his jersey. By Bobby Nightengale
Lawrence officials answer common questions about curbside recycling program
January 24, 2015
Lawrence residents have questions about what should and shouldn’t go in the big blue recycling bins. Here are some answers.
Sin tax increases could hurt wallets, but unlikely to curb vices, Lawrencians say
January 24, 2015
In the town named the most hungover city in America this month by Business Insider, Gov. Sam Brownback’s new tax proposition, which would raise taxes on alcohol and tobacco products to balance the state budget, would have little effect on vices, but a big impact on pocketbooks, some Lawrencians said. To aid against the projected budget shortfalls of more than $710 million in the current budget and in the next fiscal year, Brownback suggested increasing the cigarette and tobacco product tax trifold and the alcohol tax by 50 percent. Under his plan, the state would raise $394 million over a period of two years, the Associated Press reported earlier this month.

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