- Editorial: Relays tradition
- The Kansas Relays is primed to reclaim its position as one of the nation’s premiere track and field events.
- April 17, 2014
- The Kansas Relays are a signature athletic event for Kansas University and Lawrence. They not only seem to guarantee at least one day of rain on an April weekend in Lawrence but they draw thousands of competitors and spectators to the community.
April 15, 2014
- Your turn: Board of Regents can learn from social media work group
- In the months since the Kansas Board of Regents passed their widely derided social media policy, many have wondered why they would create a policy so at odds with higher education. One answer is that the regents are political appointees, all but one of whom lack professional expertise in higher education. (Four of the nine are lawyers.)
April 12, 2014
- Your turn: Former editor earned community’s respect
- It doesn’t seem that long ago when we Lawrence Junior High kids were jamming into the Congregational Church “recreation area” for those church-sponsored Friday night dances. You “old-timers” remember when Pastor Dale Turner in the 1950s opened his heart and church to us Lawrence “Happy Days,” barely teenage, boys and girls. Times change, people grow, and our wonderful Lawrence community continues to thrive. Many people through the years have contributed immensely to local progress. Today I remember a fellow Jayhawk, Bill Mayer.
April 11, 2014
- Saturday Column: 4-H leader, newsman had distinguished careers
- Rather than expressing opinions about disturbing, if not illegal, actions by President Obama, challenging issues facing the city, the university and the state, the positives and negatives of the one-and-done exercise now being played by all-star university basketball players, the excessive salaries paid to all-star university basketball and football coaches compared to salaries paid to all-star faculty members and other topical matters, this writer prefers to focus this week on two unassuming but true all-stars in their respective fields.
April 10, 2014
- Your turn: Group says economy strong
- The Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors quarterly “Indicators of the Kansas Economy” (IKE) report recently has been the subject of careless scrutiny. Some have taken the short-term numbers in this report out of context and misconstrued them, painting a picture of a lagging Kansas economy, when in fact long-term trends reveal that our state’s economy is the healthiest it has been in the last decade.
April 17, 2014
- Opinion: Obama must stand up to Putin
- As President Obama looks at the Ukraine crisis, he sees an asymmetry of interests: Simply put, the future of Ukraine means more to Vladimir Putin’s Russia than it does to the U.S. or Europe. For Putin, this is an existential crisis; for the West, so far, it isn’t — as the limited U.S. and European response has demonstrated.
April 16, 2014
- Opinion: Team name is matter of principle
- Twenty-four dollars. That, supposedly, was the price Gov. Peter Minuit paid American Indians for the island of Manhattan in 1625. It’s a tale historians find suspect.
April 15, 2014
- Opinion: Sebelius looks like Obama scapegoat
- Dictionary.com offers two definitions for scapegoat: “1. A person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place; 2. Chiefly biblical. A goat let loose in the wilderness on Yom Kippur after the high priest symbolically laid the sins of the people on its head. Lev. 16:8,10,26.”
April 14, 2014
April 17, 2014
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