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Lobbyist confronts teacher over Brownback mention in speech
March 6, 2015
A lobbyist who used to work as Gov. Sam Brownback’s chief of staff is defending his confrontation with a Topeka teacher he claims was unprofessional in referencing the governor in her speech at a Model UN competition.
Newest Kansas justice won’t sit in on education funding case
March 6, 2015
The Kansas Supreme Court’s newest justice and the only one appointed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has removed himself from hearing an education funding lawsuit.
Today in Lawrence: Spring making an appearance; DST on Sunday; plays and more
March 6, 2015
Today in Lawrence: Spring weather will show its face this weekend; daylight saving time is on Sunday, and there are plays and events in abundance.
100 years ago: State okays censorship of movies
March 6, 2015
“A decision has just been handed down that the law, as a police measure, is perfectly constitutional.”
40 years ago: Visiting nutritionist criticizes food fads
March 6, 2015
“Health food stores are bilking the public out of billions of dollars every year.”
25 years ago: Haskell to offer summer classes
March 6, 2015
About 200 students were expected to attend summer school at Haskell Indian Junior College this year.
Letter: Marijuana penalties
March 6, 2015
The Lawrence Police Department has received approval to set up a K-9 unit. The chief of police said the dogs will be used to, among other things, find large quantities of marijuana. This means that the dogs will ratchet up the war on drugs.
Opinion: Killing leaders may not kill ISIS
March 6, 2015
Gen. John Allen, the retired Marine who is coordinating the campaign against the Islamic State, gave an upbeat briefing to Congress last week. He said that because of airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition, the group has “lost half of its Iraq-based leadership and thousands of hardened fighters.”
Letter: Unacceptable silence
March 6, 2015
Eric Mataxis quoted Martin Niemoller: “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me.”
Letter: Iraq debate
March 6, 2015
I agree with Kevin Groenhagen (Public Forum, Feb. 26) that a comprehensive debate is overdue about the run up to the invasion of Iraq and subsequent mishandling of the occupation. One only needs to observe Team Bush’s own statements in the media to follow the mistruths and outright lies that were spewed forth as they backpedaled after finding no WMDs. Bush’s own terror czar during this period, Richard Clarke, has stated that the “things that they authorized fall into the category of war crimes.” For many Americans these unindicted co-conspirators keep the truth suppressed and reduce our credibility in any serious foreign policy discussions.
Editorial: Funding grab
The carefully considered funding requests submitted by the state’s higher education leaders shouldn’t be so capriciously tossed aside by state legislators who think they know better.
March 6, 2015
Apparently State Sen. Tom Arpke of Salina and his fellow Republicans on the Senate Ways and Means Committee have a better idea and more knowledge about what the state’s higher education needs than do the top administrators at Kansas University and Kansas State University and the members of the Kansas Board of Regents.
Lions make early lead hold up against SM South
March 6, 2015
Lawrence High’s girls basketball players saw their 17-point lead at the beginning of the second quarter shrink to just two midway through the third quarter on Thursday against Shawnee Mission South.
KU’s Mickelson makes most of chance
March 6, 2015
Kansas University junior power forward Hunter Mickelson, who had played 29 total minutes in Kansas University’s first 16 Big 12 games, responded with 13 extremely productive minutes in Tuesday’s 76-69 overtime victory over West Virginia in Allen Fieldhouse.
FSHS bowlers aiming high
March 6, 2015
Free State High’s boys bowlers couldn’t be much happier with their results in their last two tournaments, claiming a Sunflower League championship and taking second place at regionals.
LHS assistant takes over Free State volleyball reins
March 6, 2015
Free State High athletic director Mike Hill didn’t have to look too far to find the Firebirds’ new volleyball coach.
Royals rally in ninth to defeat Rangers, 5-4
March 6, 2015
Yu Darvish first felt the tightness in his triceps in the bullpen, when the Rangers ace was warming up for his spring training debut. Twelve pitches later, it hadn’t loosened up.
Osawatomie upends Kaws, 60-53
March 6, 2015
Baldwin’s boys basketball team jumped out to a 16-9 lead at the end of the first quarter and had the game in hand through three quarters but the Bulldogs were outscored 18-8 and fell to Osawatomie 60-53 in a Class 4A semifinal game.
Seabury’s 61-60 loss ends season
March 6, 2015
Seabury Academy’s boys basketball team suffered a 61-60 loss to Jackson Heights in the sub-state semifinals.
NFL vet Glass to speak tonight
March 6, 2015
Bill Glass, a 1956 All-American football player at Baylor and an 11-year veteran of the NFL, will speak at 7 p.m. today at Stony Point Hall, south of Lawrence, as part of the Veritas Showcase, an event put on by Veritas Christian School.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 5, 2015
March 6, 2015
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thiursday, March 5, 2015.