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Editorial: No rush
City officials should make sure all planning requirements are met before considering tax incentives for an Eldridge Hotel expansion project.
January 29, 2015
The proposed expansion of the historic Eldridge Hotel could be a great addition to downtown Lawrence, but city officials should resist the temptation to approve a tax rebate for the project before all the planning requirements have been met.
Opinion: Cake wars won’t last long
January 29, 2015
We should have seen this one coming. This is America, after all, a country having no shortage of people with, apparently, too much time on their hands. So someone should have predicted Cake Wars II.
Letter: Deficit trends
January 29, 2015
In support of his opinion that President Obama did not tell the “whole story” at Kansas University or in the State of the Union address, the author of the Saturday Column blithely refers to “discouraging numbers, such as the massive and growing national debt.” The intended implication is that President Obama is responsible for these discouraging numbers.
KU music ensembles, symphony to perform shared concert at Lied Center
January 29, 2015
Kansas University’s Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble I and Symphony Orchestra will share the stage Saturday for a special concert at the Lied Center of Kansas, 1600 Stewart Drive.
FSHS sweeps bowling titles
January 29, 2015
Eric Glogau rolled a 680 and Alex Jiminez a 656 to place 1-2 as Free State’s boys won the Shawnee Mission South bowling triangular on Tuesday.
Seabury girls, boys stumble
January 29, 2015
Bishop Seabury’s girls basketball team never found an offensive flow in Wednesday’s 48-12 loss to Pembroke Hill.
25 years ago: U.S. military base ‘realignment’ may affect Sunflower
January 29, 2015
There wasn’t yet much information available on the possible Sunflower plant closing.
Author Jamie Quatro to give reading at The Raven
January 28, 2015
Author and former Lawrence resident Jamie Quatro will give a reading from her acclaimed book of short stories Thursday at the Raven, 6 E. Seventh St.
Worrisome win: Jayhawks’ late mistakes nearly cost them at TCU
January 28, 2015
Bill Self was squirming, and seething, on Kansas University’s basketball bench Wednesday night as his first-place squad suffered a meltdown of near epic proportions against last-place TCU in Wilkerson-Greines Athletic Center. “We were awful,” Self, KU’s coach, said after the (17-3, 6-1) Jayhawks, who led by 11 points with 3:35 to play, eked out a 64-61 victory over the last-place (14-6 1-6) Horned Frogs. By Gary Bedore
Notebook: World Games not yet priority for Kansas
January 28, 2015
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self said on his Hawk Talk radio show he’s not yet put a lot of thought into the Jayhawks’ upcoming appearance in the World University Games in July, in South Korea.
Junior forward King likes KU
January 28, 2015
V.J. King, a 6-7 junior small forward from Paul VI High in Fairfax, Virginia, tells Rivals.com he has heard from college basketball coaches from Kansas University, Kentucky, UConn, Florida, North Carolina, Louisville, Maryland and North Carolina State.
Douglas County man appealing status as violent sexual predator
January 28, 2015
A Douglas County man who has been judged as a violent sexual predator will ask the Kansas Supreme Court on Friday to overturn that conviction. By Peter Hancock
Jayhawks do just enough to win at TCU
January 28, 2015
Wednesday’s game at TCU featured some unusual lineups and all kinds of fouls and ebbs and flows, but the No. 9-ranked Kansas University men’s basketball team did enough good things at enough key moments to hold off the Horned Frogs, 64-61, in Fort Worth, Texas.
Kansas women upend Iowa State, 61-56
January 28, 2015
Chelsea Gardner’s double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds carried Kansas University’s women’s basketball team to a 61-56 victory over Iowa State on Wednesday.
Library to give away copies of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ during Final Friday
January 28, 2015
Lawrence Public Library will be handing out free copies of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” at various locations downtown during Final Friday.
LMH Endowment Association honors community members with Caring Awards
08:16 p.m., January 28, 2015 Updated 10:52 p.m.
Retired Kansas University professor William Coil began volunteering as a patient escort at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in 2002. After the 2009 death of his wife, Suzanne, Coil continued volunteering at the hospital as a way of getting himself out of the house.
Free State High School kicks off pilot program for mentoring youths
06:55 p.m., January 28, 2015 Updated 10:59 p.m.
This week, about 15 members of the Lawrence community — from schools Superintendent Rick Doll to former Jayhawk basketball player Wayne Simien — will walk into Free State High School and become a mentor to a male student.
County will pursue bill allowing it to hold sales tax referendum
06:00 p.m., January 28, 2015 Updated 10:49 p.m.
Douglas County will work to introduce legislation that would allow it to hold a referendum on imposing a sales tax to fund a jail expansion and possibly a separate facility for mental health treatment.
Kobach pushing bills to limit ballot withdrawals and to allow straight-party voting
05:40 p.m., January 28, 2015 Updated 11:00 p.m.
Last year’s controversy over Democrat Chad Taylor withdrawing from the U.S. Senate race is prompting Secretary of State Kris Kobach to push for changes in the state’s election laws. He also is pushing for legislation to allow voters to cast straight-party ballots. By Peter Hancock
Our Town Sports for Jan. 29
January 28, 2015
A weekly roundup of local sporting events, results and opportunities.

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