Megan on the Move: A working relationship
October 23, 2014
You hear people say all the time that marriage is “work” and that you have to “take time for date night” and all that business. And it seemed to me that if you are manufacturing time to go on dates or working at loving your spouse or penciling in romance, the whole thing is a lost game before it even started.
Off the Beaten Plate: Korean BBQ Short Rib Tacos at Quinton’s Bar & Deli
October 23, 2014
What started as a temporary addition to the menu has now earned a permanent spot at Quinton’s: The Korean BBQ Short Rib Tacos.
Opinion: McConnell brings value to Senate
October 23, 2014
Barack Obama lost Kentucky in 2012 by 23 points, yet the state remains closely divided about re-electing the man whose parliamentary skills uniquely qualify him to restrain Obama’s executive overreach. So, Kentucky’s Senate contest is a constitutional moment that will determine whether the separation of powers will be reasserted by a Congress revitalized by restoration of the Senate’s dignity.
Editorial: Traffic flow
Sometimes it seems that road construction never ends in Lawrence, but local drivers will be able to enjoy the opening of a couple of major intersections by the end of next week.
October 23, 2014
Construction projects at a couple of major Lawrence intersections are winding down, and, although they’ve been inconvenient, many local drivers would acknowledge they could have been much worse.
Letter: Minority rights
October 23, 2014
If the governor (and those who agree with the governor) believes that “Activist judges should not overrule the people of Kansas,” then this position on same-sex marriage calls into question scores of judicial decisions that have stood the test of time because of their constitutional, ethical or moral foundations in spite of popular opinion. This weak argument is just one more appeal to the concept of majority rules, even when the majority is shown to be wrong when challenged in court decisions.
Letter: Legislative bullies
October 23, 2014
Being a relatively newcomer to Kansas, I’m still learning a great deal about our town and state. I believe our move to Lawrence was a good thing, and this is a wonderful town where a large number of the residents hold progressive views.
Letter: Women on a mission
October 23, 2014
Many of us from Lawrence were among the 500 Women for Kansas participants who gathered in Wichita on Labor Day weekend. (“Grassroots groups tighten Kan. races” Journal-World, Oct. 19) I doubt there has ever been such a group from diverse political backgrounds coming together with one purpose — to elect new leaders to change the state’s direction. Keep in mind this group of 500, representing 88 Kansas communities, were Republicans, Democrats and Independents.
Our Town Sports (Oct. 23, 2014)
October 23, 2014
Here’ s a look at Our Town Sports for Oct. 23, 2014.
Charles passes concussion tests, Chiefs say
October 23, 2014
Jamaal Charles has passed a battery of tests and does not show symptoms of a concussion, the Chiefs said Wednesday — one day after the running back told a radio show he saw “light bulbs” after a hit in Kansas City’s win over San Diego.
100 years ago: Plymouth Congregational celebrates 60th anniversary
October 23, 2014
“Mr. O. A. Hanscome, the last charter member of the church, was the guest of honor.”
Vaudeville-inspired ‘Amazing Feats of Loneliness’ comes to Arts Center
October 23, 2014
Just in time for Halloween, the Lawrence Arts Center, in conjunction with the Card Table Theatre, is slated to stage “Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness” starting Oct. 23 at the Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.
Youth Services Director wins chamber of commerce’s Buford Watson award
October 22, 2014
Pam Weigand, the director of Douglas County’s Youth Services Department, received the Lawrence chamber of commerce’s Buford M. Watson Jr. Award on Tuesday.
Commission holds off on permitting tofu producer to operate in rural Douglas County
October 22, 2014
Whether Central Soyfoods will be permitted to operate out of a rural Douglas County home was left undecided at Wednesday’s County Commission meeting, however it looks as if the small food production company is facing an uphill battle.
Royals beat Giants 7-2, even World Series 1-1
October 22, 2014
Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a Game 1 flop to beat the San Francisco Giants’ brilliant bullpen and even the World Series. Perez broke open Game 2 with a two-run double in a five-run sixth inning, and the Royals’ own cast of clutch relievers kept the Giants in check in a 7-2 victory Wednesday night that certainly spiced things up as the Series shifts to San Francisco for the next three games.
Orman delivers ‘closing argument’ as campaign enters final stretch
October 22, 2014
Independent U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman gave a stinging rebuke to both major political parties Wednesday in a speech that was billed as his “closing argument” in the 2014 campaign. But incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts continued to lash out at him as a liberal Democrat who is not really independent. By Peter Hancock
Kansas Supreme Court hit by election year politics
October 22, 2014
Kansas GOP chairman Kelly Arnold is encouraging voters not to retain two Supreme Court justices who helped overturn the death sentences of Jonathan and Reginald Carr. His comments come as Gov. Sam Brownback’s campaign launched a new TV ad criticizing the court for its decision. By Peter Hancock
Phony World Series tickets, merchandise seized
October 22, 2014
Federal agents have seized phony World Series tickets worth tens of thousands of dollars, along with counterfeit Royals panties and other merchandise.
Senate candidates in Kansas seek to bolster support
October 22, 2014
A high-profile endorsement in hand in the unlikeliest of battleground states, veteran Republican Sen. Pat Roberts is seeking to bolster support in Kansas’ rural west, where he needs to win big to fend off independent challenger Greg Orman.
Ex-DA slams Brownback ad using Wichita murders
01:48 p.m., October 22, 2014 Updated 04:23 p.m.
The former district attorney who prosecuted two Wichita brothers for several murders during a 2000 crime spree criticized Gov. Sam Brownback Wednesday for trying to exploit the case in a new campaign ad.
Man charged with Hashinger Hall rape remains enrolled at KU
01:08 p.m., October 22, 2014 Updated 04:42 p.m.
A Kansas University student who is free on bond after being charged with rape at a residence hall remains enrolled at KU. University officials confirmed the man’s student status this week, adding that his residence is not a campus address. They would not say whether KU had taken any disciplinary action against him. By Sara Shepherd

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