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Saturday Column

Saturday Column: How will universities replace state budget funds?
July 26, 2014
Earlier this week, representatives of the state’s six universities presented their “wish lists” or budget requests to the Kansas Board of Regents. Officials at each of the institutions devoted weeks to studying the needs of their schools. Keeping in mind Kansas’ tight fiscal situation, the attitude of state legislators and the governor and the admonition of regents to use a very sharp pencil in adding up the dollars requested, the universities put together budgets they believed they could defend and justify.

Tom Keegan

Column: Top 10 reasons to watch this fall
July 27, 2014
This football season represents a litmus test for the toughness of the Kansas University sports fan. By Tom Keegan

Your Turn

Your Turn: Planning must respect community vision
July 28, 2014
Lawrence city planning must be guided by a vision that protects the interests and welfare of all residents and safeguards the quality of life we have come to enjoy. Our comprehensive planning document for growth and development, Horizon 2020, provides such a vision and needs to be used as a valued reference tool to evaluate the impact of development projects.

George Gurley

Opinion: Technology hard to duck
July 6, 2014
No doubt you’ve heard the expression, “Nibbled to death by ducks.” Perhaps you think it’s kind of cute or funny. Let me tell you: It’s not cute, it’s not funny. Being nibbled to death by ducks is a hideous way to die. Day after day you watch helplessly as, little by little, they nibble away at you. Then all of a sudden — poof! — you’re gone. I honestly think I would rather be ripped apart by sharks or sharp-toothed jackals than to be nibbled to death by ducks.

Garden Calendar

Garden Variety: Put your ash in the garden
November 21, 2013
Traditionally, the recommendation is NOT to put wood ashes in the garden. But the thinking behind that prohibition is changing.