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Fashion Column Twins: How to style a black midi skirt
September 17, 2014
The black midi skirt is one of our favorite styles because it’s versatile enough to pair it with many different pieces in your wardrobe.
Style Scout: Taylor Hinderer
September 17, 2014
Tell us a secret: My favorite thing to do is lying in bed watching Netflix and eating tacos.
Style Scout: Aaron Fitzgerald
September 17, 2014
Describe your style: I try to do timeless pieces that I can wear over and over again like lots of vintage Polos and stuff like that.
Eisenhower Memorial panel considers new design
September 17, 2014
A federal commission planning a memorial near the National Mall honoring the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower considered whether to move forward Wednesday with a famed architect’s design after years of controversy surrounding the project.
LHS quarterback Clothier aggressive on mat, field
September 17, 2014
Lawrence High junior Alan Clothier did not find himself on his back very often on the wrestling mat during his sophomore season, fighting his way to a state championship in the 182-pound weight class. Clothier has taken the same aggressive mentality on to the football field this fall after being named the Lions’ starting quarterback over the summer.
Student disciplined for bringing toy gun to school; no incident involved
September 17, 2014
Liberty Memorial Central Middle School filed a police report Wednesday after a student was found with a plastic toy gun in school.
Peaslee Center denied $10 million grant
06:25 p.m., September 17, 2014 Updated 06:25 p.m.
An upcoming technical education center for adults in Lawrence has been denied a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Number of Kansas engineering grads up, but concerns raised about having to recruit out of state
September 17, 2014
An initiative to increase the number of engineering graduates in Kansas is succeeding, officials said Wednesday, but they said they are increasingly having to go out of state to recruit those students. By Scott Rothschild
Regents approve apartments for men’s basketball players; project will be named in honor of Marie S. McCarthy
September 17, 2014
The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday authorized construction of new apartments near Allen Fieldhouse for Kansas University men’s basketball players. The regents also approved a request from KU to name the apartments in honor of Marie S. McCarthy. By Scott Rothschild
Portion of K-10 to be reduced to one lane for SLT project
September 17, 2014
State transportation officials said the portion of K-10 near the Noria Road intersection will be reduced to one lane beginning Thursday to accommodate the delivery of large amounts of soil that will be used to build an overpass near the Noria Road intersection.
Spencer Museum of Art pauses to showcase diverse collection
September 17, 2014
While the Spencer Museum of Art prepares to undergo major renovations, the curators have prepared a special behind-the-scenes look at the museum.
KU to honor 91 high school seniors in Douglas County
September 17, 2014
The Kansas University Alumni Association and KU Endowment will honor 91 high school seniors from Douglas County schools for their academic achievements at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Kansas Union’s Woodruff Auditorium.
Orman speaks to Washburn students as campaign enters new phase
September 17, 2014
With polls showing him the potential frontrunner in the race for U.S. Senate in Kansas, independent candidate Greg Orman is now facing more questions about his political positions and his personal business background. But he seemed at ease Wednesday speaking to Washburn University students in Topeka about the national debt, election reform and the partisan divide in Washington. By Peter Hancock
Haskell looks to future with inauguration of new president
September 17, 2014
Focus was on the future Wednesday at Haskell Indian Nations University, as the school inaugurated alumna Venida Chenault as its seventh president. Chenault herself, who was a single mother on government assistance before amassing multiple college degrees, trumpeted what higher education can do for the American Indian people and said Haskell is a critical tool. By Sara Shepherd
Topeka school district got free military gear
September 17, 2014
A suburban Topeka school district is among several nationwide that have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, but officials aren’t saying what they got.
Two to receive Fred Ellsworth Medallion for extraordinary service to KU
September 17, 2014
Two longtime supporters of Kansas University will receive the Fred Ellsworth Medallion for extraordinary service to the school.
Architecture firm makes donation to KU for Marvin Hall
September 17, 2014
The Kansas City, Mo.-based firm 360 Architecture has donated $25,000 to the Kansas University School of Architecture, Design and Planning.
Former Kansas Gov. John Anderson dies at 97; flags at half-staff
11:07 a.m., September 17, 2014 Updated 01:04 p.m.
John Anderson Jr. who served as Kansas governor from 1961 to 1965, has died at age 97, his daughter-in-law said Wednesday.
57th annual McLouth Threshing Bee set for this weekend
September 17, 2014
The McLouth Threshing Bee this weekend will offer attendees a chance to take a walk back in time to the age of agriculture before the modern mechanics.
School task force leader makes recommendations
09:03 a.m., September 17, 2014 Updated 10:13 a.m.
The head of a school efficiency task force is recommending several changes to education policies in Kansas, including incentives for school districts to consolidate and potential restrictions on teacher bargaining rights.

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