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Today in Lawrence: Interfaith vigil, library warning
April 21, 2014
Several Lawrence congregations will gather at 7 tonight for an “Interfaith Vigil For Community, Solidarity and Hope” at the Lawrence Jewish Community Center.
Kansas women’s golf takes fifth place
April 21, 2014
Kansas University’s Yupaporn Kawinpakorn and Thanuttra Boonraksasat tied for sixth to lead the 39th-ranked Jayhawks to a fifth-place team finish at the Lady Buckeye Golf Invitational on Sunday at the Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio.
LHS softball sweeps SMNW
April 21, 2014
Lawrence High’s softball team used a few big innings to sweep Shawnee Mission Northwest on Saturday afternoon at SMNW, 6-3 and 16-4.
Homers sink KU baseball, 6-3
April 21, 2014
Frank Duncan allowed two long balls, and Oklahoma State completed the Big 12 baseball sweep of Kansas University, 6-3.
‘Ace’ struggles; Royals fall, 8-3
April 21, 2014
Yordano Ventura lived up to his nickname of “Ace” in two dazzling starts to begin his season. He showed Sunday that he’s still learning to be a big-league pitcher.
Matt Kleinmann takes liking to teaching
Former Kansas basketball center in first year as adjunct architecture prof at KU
April 21, 2014
Matt Kleinmann is completing his first year as an adjunct professor of architecture at KU. By Gary Bedore
Business briefcase April 21
April 21, 2014
McGrew Real Estate recently completed the conversion of its office on Kasold Drive to solar power. McGrew hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Cromwell Environmental Solar on April 11 to mark the event. Cromwell Environmental Solar is based in Lawrence.
100 years ago: KU senior class planning tangible memorial
April 21, 2014
“The stone seat which the Seniors propose to have erected on Mount Oread will cost nearly $200.”
Opinion: Disclosure poses unacceptable risk
April 21, 2014
The debate over campaign contributions is never-ending for a simple reason: Both sides of the argument have merit.
Editorial: Water strategies
It’s good to see Kansas policy makers working with university experts in an effort to meet the state’s water challenges.
April 21, 2014
Water is likely to become this nation’s most critical natural resource, and it is good to learn a special task force appointed by Gov. Sam Brownback will be meeting at Kansas University Thursday to discuss a long-term plan for the protection and use of the state’s water resources.
Opinion: Kansas killings offer reminder of KKK hate
April 21, 2014
The news that a former grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan is suspected of shooting and killing three people near Jewish community centers in Kansas seems at first glance like a disparaged past flaring briefly into the present. Americans like to imagine that the KKK belongs to a long-gone South and anti-Semitism to a distant 20th century. Sadly, this better reflects a naive faith in the nation’s history of religious tolerance than the realities experienced by many religious minorities. Although the KKK has evolved and its membership has dwindled, it remains part of an American legacy of religious intolerance.
Marriages for April 21
April 21, 2014
Marriage licenses granted in Douglas County.
Divorces for April 21
April 21, 2014
Divorces granted in Douglas County.
Bankruptcies for April 21
April 21, 2014
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
KU group creating videos to raise awareness about sexual assault and harassment on campus
April 21, 2014
Students at Kansas University have been pushing for more innovative training on sexual assault on campus. A group dedicated to the issue is working to produce short videos — no longer than a television commercial — to educate KU students on sensitive topics connected to sexual assault and relationship violence. They hope the videos will be ready to be shown at the fall semester’s Hawk Week. By Ben Unglesbee
New international recruitment program draws questions from faculty and students
April 21, 2014
Kansas University has teamed up with a private startup to create a new three-semester program meant to provide an intensive first-year experience for international students. The university has said the program will increase international student enrollment and student success. Faculty and students have questioned whether it is the best approach to international student recruitment. By Ben Unglesbee
Volunteers needed to advocate for children in Douglas County
April 21, 2014
Douglas County CASA provides comprehensive advocacy for abused and neglected children in need of care and under the protection of the court system.
Senegalese woman has conquered numerous obstacles to study at KU, student teach in Lawrence; can she overcome one more?
April 21, 2014
Ndeye Mbaye has conquered numerous obstacles to study at Kansas University and student teach in Lawrence. But, with her visa set to expire soon, can she overcome one more? By Giles Bruce
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 20
April 21, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Sunday, April 20.