100 years ago: Haskell football captain leads the way in campus anti-tobacco campaign
September 20, 2014
“The meeting showed a splendid spirit and everything indicated that the boys were in dead earnest.”
Opinion: Beheadings designed to provoke U.S.
September 20, 2014
What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) — sure to inflame public opinion?
Letter: Student success
September 20, 2014
The recent editorial acknowledging the increase in national rankings of the Kansas University School of Engineering and the School of Business was well deserved. Both Dean Branicky and Dean Bendapudi deserve credit for their schools’ national rankings.
Letter: Marijuana crimes
September 20, 2014
Thanks for the article (Sept. 8) on our district attorney’s attitude towards marijuana crimes. His acknowledgement that the black market (prohibition) creates potential danger for marijuana sellers is spot on, but his assertion that sellers are targeted by law enforcement for their own protection seems a bit off the mark — unless those his office has sent to prison are thanking Charles Branson for keeping them safe. Unlikely.
Chiefs’ Charles questionable for game against Dolphins
September 20, 2014
Jamaal Charles practiced in a limited capacity Friday for the second straight day, raising hopes that the Chiefs’ Pro Bowl running back will be available for Sunday’s game in Miami. Charles sustained a high ankle sprain in last week’s loss to Denver.
Katzer sparks Baldwin
September 20, 2014
Baldwin High’s Joel Katzer ran for 231 yards and two touchdowns and threw for another score in the Bulldogs’ 35-14 football victory over Perry-Lecompton on Friday night.
Business briefcase for Sept. 22
September 20, 2014
Cromwell Environmental and Cromwell Solar will celebrate their new location in downtown Lawrence with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The event will begins at 4:30 p.m. Sept 26 at 615 Vermont St. A reception, tour and open house will follow.
Saturday Column: KU struggles to establish winning football program
September 19, 2014
It’s anyone’s guess who will win this afternoon’s football game between Kansas University and Central Michigan. So far, the Jayhawks’ performance has been a tremendous disappointment, winning one and losing one, with today’s game a toss-up. Really, it doesn’t matter that much who wins because it’s likely the Jayhawks will be heavy underdogs for the rest of the season when they face much stronger Big 12 Conference teams. Unfortunately, this football season is a fairly accurate reflection of the past five Jayhawk football seasons.
Local agencies want to make it easier for kids to walk or bike to school
September 19, 2014
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, Lawrence school district, city of Lawrence and the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization are launching a Safe Routes to School initiative in the hopes of developing a plan that encourages walking and biking to school. By Giles Bruce
Some Kansas ballots won’t have Democrat for Senate
September 19, 2014
Kansas will send voters living overseas a ballot for the November election with no Democratic candidate for a U.S. Senate race that has unexpectedly become one of the most hotly-contested in the nation.
Free State, Lawrence High students wear purple in protest against racial epithet, vandalism
September 19, 2014
Sprinkled throughout a sea of green and red, the color purple could be seen around the Lawrence High School football stadium during the rivalry City Showdown game between the Lions and the Free State Firebirds on Friday night. The stadium had been vandalized just the day before with a racial epithet and a phallic symbol outlined in shaving cream on the field. In protest of the actions, many students, parents and faculty from both schools donned purple — neither team’s school color — in solidarity against racial intolerance.
Free of bed bugs, Lawrence library book sale set to return
September 19, 2014
After a year of dormancy at the hands of bed bugs, the book sales from the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library are finally back.
Lawrence school board to decide on mail ballot election for local option budget issue
September 19, 2014
The Lawrence school board on Monday will vote on whether to hold a mail ballot election in January to keep its local option budget at 33 percent.
Lawrence City Commission Agenda for Sept. 23
September 19, 2014
6:35 p.m. City Hall
Kobach to add disclaimer to Kansas Senate ballots
03:30 p.m., September 19, 2014 Updated 04:37 p.m.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says about 500 voters living overseas will be told they may have to re-vote in the U.S. Senate race after ballots are mailed to them Saturday.
Starlight walking tour of Mount Oread set for Monday morning
September 19, 2014
Retired Kansas University professor Theodore Johnson will lead his twenty-third annual autumnal equinox walking tour of Mount Oread from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday.
Kansas Gov. Brownback, Democratic, Libertarian rivals spar at debate
01:25 p.m., September 19, 2014 Updated 05:35 p.m.
All three candidates for governor faced each other Friday during a debate in Johnson County, answering questions about tax policy, economic development, education funding and a variety of issues. For the most part, though, the major candidates stuck to their key talking points, with Republican Gov. Sam Brownback boasting that his tax cuts are producing economic growth, while Rep. Paul Davis, the Democratic candidate from Lawrence, promising to restore cuts in base aid to public schools that have occurred under the Brownback administration.
Lawrence schools: Five senior Free State students identified as vandals
12:42 p.m., September 19, 2014 Updated 04:26 p.m.
Lawrence Public Schools officials announced Friday that five senior, male Free State High School students have been identified as the perpetrators of the vandalism discovered at Lawrence High School Thursday morning.
Free dental day has several local residents smiling again
September 19, 2014
Patients started lining up as early as 5:30 p.m. Thursday for the Douglas County Dental Clinic’s free dental day, which began screening patients at 6:30 a.m. Friday. About 70 people took advantage of the no-cost care, which was provided by local volunteers, including nine dentists and four hygienists. The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department also distributed free flu shots. By Giles Bruce
KU alumna named MacArthur Fellow
September 19, 2014
A Kansas University alumna who has become a national leader in the effort to protect Native American women from sexual and domestic violence has been named a 2014 MacAruthur Fellow. Sarah Deer is a legal scholar and advocate who has helped shape federal law to increase the power of tribal authorities to prosecute and sentence abusers.

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