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Challenge awaits new KU women’s coach
April 21, 2015
Brandon Schneider, new women’s basketball coach at Kansas University, will be introduced to the program’s small fan base via a 10 a.m. news conference Tuesday. The session with the media will offer the first clues as to whether Schneider has what it takes to bring relevance to a program dwarfed by the perennial-powerhouse men’s basketball team. By Tom Keegan
Bristol-Myers: 2 cancer drugs beat 1 against melanoma
April 21, 2015
Giving patients with advanced melanoma two Bristol-Myers drugs that work differently held the deadly skin cancer at bay far longer than just one, though the combination’s considerable increase in serious side effects raises concerns about how much patients can endure.
Hunters often overlook hearing protection
April 21, 2015
While most shooters would never walk onto an active gun range without ear plugs or muffs in place, hunters who use firearms tend to neglect precautions to protect their hearing. In the heat of the hunt, it doesn’t seem to matter. Yet every shot at a bird, deer or elk erodes one of our most valuable hunting assets.
Opinion: Dems need white working-class men
April 21, 2015
Democrats were once the party of the white working man — but that was a long time ago. In the 2012 presidential election, Barack Obama won only one-third of the votes of white working-class men, a modern-day low. Mitt Romney, who didn’t seem much like a blue-collar guy, swept the votes of those working stiffs by a huge margin.
Editorial: Losing ground
An agreement to freeze tuition in exchange for flat state funding only means state universities in Kansas will continue to lose ground.
April 21, 2015
Kansas legislators say they are concerned about rising tuition at state universities but apparently not concerned enough to consider additional state funding to reduce the need for tuition increases.
Letter: A better future
April 21, 2015
Earth Day, 45 years later, is a global event now celebrated in over 140 nations. But every day should be Earth Day, and, despite the decades of environmental activism and environmental legislation, the effects of climate warming due to greenhouse gas emissions threatening human society more than ever. On Earth Day, many Americans might ask themselves: What can I do?
Letter: Relays tradition
April 21, 2015
The KU Relays are a unique and wonderful thread in our community’s cultural fabric. It is a fun and relaxed event that is easy and affordable for the whole family. I have no idea how big the economic infusion is of so many out-of-town collegiate and high school teams, but it has to be better than a kick in the head.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 20, 2015
April 21, 2015
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 20, 2015
Double Take: Bring back the lost practice of dating
April 21, 2015
Young people needn’t go back to formal courting, but they might actually try going somewhere and maybe have an adventure, or sit and look into each other’s eyes and care nothing about the rest of the world (read: smartphones), or hold hands in a theater. Or look at the stars.
Protect your skin from sun damage with a daily sunscreen routine
April 21, 2015
The cool, rainy days of late April have us lulled into the sense that summer is far away. But it doesn’t have to be summer for the sun’s rays to damage skin. Lawrence dermatologist Lee Bittenbender says that using a sunscreen should be an everyday habit.
Letter: Rural protections
12:00 a.m., April 21, 2015 Updated 08:53 a.m.
Last year we were forced to protect our rural community from a 2008 value-added agricultural business: conditional use permit (CUP) being issued on a 5-acre parcel in our area. Now, text amendments are threatening our way of life.
100 years ago: City officials take measures against bad drivers
April 21, 2015
“After the people have been made to follow the rules for a while they will see that it is to their interest and to that of every one else….”
Ex-lawmaker sentenced to 18 months
April 20, 2015
Former Kansas Republican state Rep. Trent LeDoux was sentenced to 18 months in jail Monday for defrauding a bank run by a longtime friend to help fund his political activities.
Ninth Street Corridor project discusses Lawrence history, gentrification
April 20, 2015
Toward the end of the third and final public art workshop discussing the Ninth Street Corridor Project, the word “gentrification” began to creep into the conversation. The public meeting, hosted by local historian Dennis Domer, was held Monday night in the gymnasium of New York Elementary School.
Lecompton named 2015-2017 Community of Excellence
April 20, 2015
The Kansas PRIDE program has named Lecompton as a 2015-2017 Community of Excellence, Kansas State University Research and Extension said in a release.
Homicide victim’s ex ordered to appear at preliminary hearing; affidavit sheds more light on the killing
06:39 p.m., April 20, 2015 Updated 11:10 p.m.
The 26-year-old ex-lover of homicide victim Justina Altamirano Mosso was ordered Monday to appear for the preliminary hearing of the Lawrence man charged in the death after the defense in the case said evidence suggests he could be “the real killer.” By Caitlin Doornbos
Activist remembered for decades of efforts to raise up the downtrodden
06:21 p.m., April 20, 2015 Updated 11:10 p.m.
Caroljean “CJ” Brune was an activist of an older generation, but she wasn’t the kind that stayed stuck in the past. By Sara Shepherd
Chamber proposes boosting spending to foster startup companies
02:56 p.m., April 20, 2015 Updated 11:10 p.m.
Spending more money to help small businesses grow will be a priority for the Lawrence chamber of commerce in 2016, but it also will mean the organization will spend less on trying to attract big companies to town.By Chad Lawhorn
Nine Lawrence students to compete in national speech and debate tournament
01:22 p.m., April 20, 2015 Updated 11:05 p.m.
Nine students from Lawrence’s two public high schools have qualified for the National Speech & Debate Tournament this June in Dallas.
Kansas Herpetological Society to host field trip near Russell this weekend
01:16 p.m., April 20, 2015 Updated 11:05 p.m.
The Kansas Herpetological Society will host a reptile-, amphibian- and turtle-counting field trip for the public this weekend near Russell. The free event will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Lasada Sporting Clays and Hunting Service, 3721 183rd St. near Russell, president of the Center for North American Herpetology Travis Taggart said in a news release. Participants will begin arriving at Lasada’s camping areas throughout the day Friday.

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