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Hanna, Welle pace Kansas men’s golfers
October 25, 2014
Kansas University sophomore Chase Hanna had five birdies and two eagles in his career-low round of 66 to sit in fifth place after the first day of the Price’s Give ’Em Five Golf Invitational on Friday at the Butterfield Trail Golf Course.
Salazar’s goals lift KU to 2-1 victory over ISU
October 25, 2014
While the Kansas University women’s soccer team has split its home games this season between Rock Chalk Park and Jayhawk Soccer Complex, KU has had no trouble winning at both places. By Chris Duderstadt
Tarik Black not assured spot with Rockets
October 25, 2014
Former Kansas University forward Tarik Black, who has started the Houston Rockets’ last two preseason games in place of Dwight Howard (arm laceration), still isn’t guaranteed a spot on the NBA team’s roster as the next round of cuts looms Sunday, the Houston Chronicle reports. By Gary Bedore
LHS enthused despite shutout loss
October 25, 2014
It’s rare that a football team walks off the field with players and coaches holding their heads high after a four-score loss. Yet Lawrence High sported that look Friday night at Olathe District Activity Center because the Lions proved to themselves they could compete with the best, despite a 27-0 loss to No. 2 Olathe North. By Benton Smith
Free State tops MHS, clinches playoff berth
October 25, 2014
There wasn’t any champagne in Free State’s locker room or fireworks in the sky after Friday’s game against Manhattan, but that didn’t mean the celebration was any less spirited for the Firebirds. They clinched a spot in the playoffs. By Bobby Nightengale
100 years ago: Students break up classes with impromptu pep rally
October 25, 2014
“It wasn’t on the schedule. It just growed.”
40 years ago: New Amtrak route in need of track, other improvements
October 25, 2014
The new route was to travel from Washington, D.C., to Denver, stopping in Lawrence on the way.
25 years ago: City Manager Buford Watson, 59, dies
October 25, 2014
“Lawrence has experienced a great loss.”
Opinion: Nation wants leadership, not anger
October 25, 2014
The president is upset. Very upset. Frustrated and angry. Seething about the government’s handling of Ebola, said the front-page headline in The New York Times last Saturday.
Letter: Law of the land
October 25, 2014
Gov. Brownback chooses to waste taxpayer money supporting legislation that violates the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution and, therefore, will ultimately be repealed. Recent state legislation regarding the lessor prairie chicken as well as the law that states that Kansas officials can arrest federal agents if they attempt to enforce federal laws that concern any gun made in Kansas are examples of this.
Letter: Tax alternative
October 25, 2014
Some say that the shenanigans of the city over the Rock Chalk Park and other similar projects will affect the vote for a 0.2 of a percent sales tax increase to finance the police building project. I think it should.
Letter: Medicare threat
October 25, 2014
Alas! A way has been found to do away with Medicare as I have known it since 1973. This federally administered program has been a tried-and-true approach to meeting my medical needs and those of other elderly people. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) strives to meet the health needs of the younger segment of the population. It is inevitable that kinks will need to be worked out of this new program, but should it be abandoned before trying to improve it?
Your Turn: Law threatens state’s independent judiciary
October 25, 2014
Former U.S. Chief Justice William Rehnquist called judicial independence “one of the crown jewels” of American democracy. Yet in Kansas today, judicial independence is in jeopardy as a result of the passage of Senate Sub. for HB 2338, a new state law violating the separation of powers among the legislative, executive and judicial branches of our government. Kansans should be concerned.
FSHS gymnasts looking to repeat at state
October 25, 2014
Free State High’s three senior gymnasts, Grace Bartle, Carrie Howland and Haley Johnson, have been competing with one another since the first grade.
Eudora runs over De Soto
October 25, 2014
Grant Elston had 24 carries for 138 yards and two touchdowns as Eudora doubled-up De Soto in a 28-14 high school football victory Friday night.
Veritas Christian falls to St. Marys, 42-20
October 25, 2014
Michael Rask threw for 162 yards and ran for 59, and Seth Hale ran for two touchdowns for Veritas in a 42-20 home football loss to St. Marys.