Lawrence Libations: Poached-pear mulled wine at John Brown’s Underground
March 5, 2015
There’s nothing like a hot, literally steaming glass of wine on a chilly winter day.
KU ROTC cadets catch ride on Black Hawk helicopters
03:17 p.m., March 5, 2015 Updated 10:28 p.m.
Kansas University Army ROTC cadets got a lift to Fort Riley on Thursday on a squadron of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. Six of the helicopters flew in formation over campus at 11:30 a.m. and landed at Shenk Recreational Sports Complex, where cadets — who marched to the fields from the Military Science Building on KU’s main campus — boarded and flew to Fort Riley for weekend training. By Sara Shepherd
Senate panel endorses $9.4 million swap from KU Lawrence campus to Wichita medical school
March 5, 2015
The Senate Ways and Means Committee endorsed a plan to shift $9.4 million in funding for the KU Lawrence campus to the medical center campus in Wichita. The higher education budget also would shift millions of dollars in student financial aid from public institutions to independent private colleges. By Peter Hancock
FDA study finds little evidence of antibiotics in milk
March 5, 2015
In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying almost 2,000 dairy farms.
Westar requests rate increase for upgrades to Kansas nuclear plant
01:26 p.m., March 5, 2015 Updated 10:28 p.m.
Westar Energy has requested a $152 million rate increase from the Kansas Corporation Commission to pay for environmental upgrades and repairs at the state’s only nuclear plant.
Dying wish comes true: Dutch woman with ALS sees Rembrandts
March 5, 2015
A Dutch charity has granted a terminally ill woman’s dying wish, wheeling her into Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum on a special bed for a private viewing of an immensely popular exhibition of Rembrandt paintings.
Top Kansas GOP lawmakers say plan will boost aid to schools
10:54 a.m., March 5, 2015 Updated 08:06 a.m.
Top Republican legislators in Kansas said they’re looking to boost aid to public schools while providing them with financial stability and flexibility under a plan they outlined Thursday for overhauling education funding.
Health officials confirm tuberculosis case at Olathe Northwest
March 5, 2015
Johnson County and Kansas health officials say a student at an eastern Kansas high school has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.
Kansas Senate panel endorses court of appeals nominee
08:57 a.m., March 5, 2015 Updated 10:27 p.m.
A Kansas Senate panel has endorsed Kathryn Gardner’s confirmation to the Kansas Court of Appeals.
Today in Lawrence: A crimson and blue revue
March 5, 2015
Today in Lawrence: A cold day in store, plus Rock Chalk Revue
Style Scout: Qing Tian
March 5, 2015
Describe your style: In high school, I used to wear a lot of sports styles. But since I’m at the university now, I try to dress like a young lady.
Style Scout: Dhari Alanazi
March 5, 2015
Describe your style: I love the color blue, all shades of gray as well as khakis and jeans in general. My style is quite colorful, classic and simple.
100 years ago: Lawrence covered with more than a foot of snow
March 5, 2015
“The wheels of the taxicabs which refused to be bluffed out were filled with snow giving the appearance of an automobile turning on large snowballs….”
40 years ago: Primary voters narrow City Commission field
March 5, 2015
Out of 29,304 registered voters, only 6,816 turned out for this week’s primary elections.
25 years ago: Editorial page abuzz with opinions on working moms
March 5, 2015
A letter-writer had questioned the need for mothers to enter the work force.
Opinion: IRS corruption eludes prosecution
March 5, 2015
Rep. Peter Roskam is now chairman of the Ways and Means subcommittee whose jurisdiction includes oversight of the Internal Revenue Service, and hence of Lois Lerner’s legacy. He knows how interesting her career was before she, as head of the IRS exempt-organizations division, directed the suppression of conservative advocacy groups by delaying and denying them the tax exempt status that was swiftly given to comparable liberal groups.
Editorial: Academic rights
The importance and the limits of academic freedom are a topic of lively debate in Kansas these days.
March 5, 2015
Academic freedom is a bedrock principle for university faculty members, and yet, there seems to be some controversy in Kansas about exactly what is covered by that term.
Opinion: Resilient truth must rise again
March 5, 2015
First, they sang “God Will Take Care of You.” Then they walked out of Brown Chapel to a playground where they organized themselves into 24 groups of 25 each and set out marching. Their route out of Selma took them onto Highway 80, which is carried over the Alabama River by a bridge named in honor of Confederate general and Alabama Ku Klux Klan leader Edmund W. Pettus.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 4, 2015
March 5, 2015
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, March 4, 2015.
Column: Lions show steadiness on court and off
March 4, 2015
Coming off the bench for a team that has two of the best high school basketball players in the state can have its intimidating facets, if a team’s culture isn’t quite right.

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