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Student’s motion in Hall v. KU case trumpets ‘academic transparency’
April 21, 2015
The Kansas University student trying to obtain a business teacher’s emails has submitted a formal motion in the lawsuit over her records request, urging the court to let her have the documents. “The academic question is whether Plaintiff is speaking for himself or promoting an agenda, and possibly profiting, by or for, some outside source,” her motion says. By Sara Shepherd
Fiery crash kills Lawrence couple in southwestern Illinois
April 21, 2015
Authorities say a couple from Kansas died in a fiery crash along Interstate 64 in southwestern Illinois.
Malik Newman to announce college choice at noon Friday
No. 3-rated player has KU on list that includes Kentucky, Mississippi State, LSU, Mississippi and North Carolina State
April 21, 2015
Malik Newman will announce his college choice on Friday.
6 Kansas school districts to close early, cite budget cuts
09:54 a.m., April 21, 2015 Updated 10:49 a.m.
At least six school districts in Kansas plan to close a few days early this May because of budget concerns.
Jenkins introduces Mental Health First Aid Act
April 21, 2015
Representatives Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) and Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the Mental Health First Aid Act on Monday. The bipartisan legislation would expand mental health first aid training to help the public identify, understand, and respond to mental health issues and disorders.
Physician recruitment focus of LMH plan to best serve community
April 21, 2015
Recruitment of well-qualified physicians and health care providers to serve the community’s medical needs well into the future is a primary focus of Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Rains slow spring planting in Kansas
April 21, 2015
Heavy rains across Kansas this past week have slowed spring planting due to wet soils.
Today in Lawrence: A musical tribute to Bob Dylan
April 21, 2015
Today in Lawrence: A nice day, and a free concert of Bob Dylan music at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Free State baseball upends O-East
April 21, 2015
Despite trailing by three runs after the first inning, Free State’s baseball team rallied to beat top-ranked Olathe East, 9-6, on Monday at O-East.
Lawrence High baseball blanked
April 21, 2015
Lawrence High’s baseball team was held to just one hit in a 12-0 loss Monday at Shawnee Mission East.
Nine Lawrence runners finish Boston Marathon
April 21, 2015
Nine runners who listed Lawrence as their hometown completed the Boston Marathon on Monday.
Recruiting target Diallo sets Twitterverse abuzz
April 21, 2015
Cheick Diallo is hinting that he is mighty close to announcing his college choice. By Gary Bedore
Volquez pitches Royals past Twins
April 21, 2015
Edinson Volquez is quickly proving his breakthrough season of a year ago was no fluke.
Who are these guys? KU wideout corps unknown for now
April 21, 2015
The 2015 Kansas University wide receivers are a pretty anonymous group. And position coach Klint Kubiak expects it to stay that way. By Matt Tait
Challenge awaits new KU women’s coach
April 21, 2015
Brandon Schneider, new women’s basketball coach at Kansas University, will be introduced to the program’s small fan base via a 10 a.m. news conference Tuesday. The session with the media will offer the first clues as to whether Schneider has what it takes to bring relevance to a program dwarfed by the perennial-powerhouse men’s basketball team. By Tom Keegan
Bristol-Myers: 2 cancer drugs beat 1 against melanoma
April 21, 2015
Giving patients with advanced melanoma two Bristol-Myers drugs that work differently held the deadly skin cancer at bay far longer than just one, though the combination’s considerable increase in serious side effects raises concerns about how much patients can endure.
Hunters often overlook hearing protection
April 21, 2015
While most shooters would never walk onto an active gun range without ear plugs or muffs in place, hunters who use firearms tend to neglect precautions to protect their hearing. In the heat of the hunt, it doesn’t seem to matter. Yet every shot at a bird, deer or elk erodes one of our most valuable hunting assets.
Opinion: Dems need white working-class men
April 21, 2015
Democrats were once the party of the white working man — but that was a long time ago. In the 2012 presidential election, Barack Obama won only one-third of the votes of white working-class men, a modern-day low. Mitt Romney, who didn’t seem much like a blue-collar guy, swept the votes of those working stiffs by a huge margin.
Editorial: Losing ground
An agreement to freeze tuition in exchange for flat state funding only means state universities in Kansas will continue to lose ground.
April 21, 2015
Kansas legislators say they are concerned about rising tuition at state universities but apparently not concerned enough to consider additional state funding to reduce the need for tuition increases.
Letter: A better future
April 21, 2015
Earth Day, 45 years later, is a global event now celebrated in over 140 nations. But every day should be Earth Day, and, despite the decades of environmental activism and environmental legislation, the effects of climate warming due to greenhouse gas emissions threatening human society more than ever. On Earth Day, many Americans might ask themselves: What can I do?
Letter: Relays tradition
April 21, 2015
The KU Relays are a unique and wonderful thread in our community’s cultural fabric. It is a fun and relaxed event that is easy and affordable for the whole family. I have no idea how big the economic infusion is of so many out-of-town collegiate and high school teams, but it has to be better than a kick in the head.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 20, 2015
April 21, 2015
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 20, 2015
Double Take: Bring back the lost practice of dating
April 21, 2015
Young people needn’t go back to formal courting, but they might actually try going somewhere and maybe have an adventure, or sit and look into each other’s eyes and care nothing about the rest of the world (read: smartphones), or hold hands in a theater. Or look at the stars.
Protect your skin from sun damage with a daily sunscreen routine
April 21, 2015
The cool, rainy days of late April have us lulled into the sense that summer is far away. But it doesn’t have to be summer for the sun’s rays to damage skin. Lawrence dermatologist Lee Bittenbender says that using a sunscreen should be an everyday habit.
Letter: Rural protections
12:00 a.m., April 21, 2015 Updated 08:53 a.m.
Last year we were forced to protect our rural community from a 2008 value-added agricultural business: conditional use permit (CUP) being issued on a 5-acre parcel in our area. Now, text amendments are threatening our way of life.
100 years ago: City officials take measures against bad drivers
April 21, 2015
“After the people have been made to follow the rules for a while they will see that it is to their interest and to that of every one else….”