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A Halloween comedy tradition comes to Liberty Hall big screen

Published October 24, 2014

The ongoing Film Church series at Liberty Hall rolls on this month with three screenings on Sunday of Mel Brooks’ comedy classic “Young Frankenstein,” a movie that brings a personal Halloween tradition for Maggie Allen, cinema and video store manager, into the public, albeit five days early. Scene Stealers by Eric Melin

Town Talk: National chain Pinot's Palette signs deal for west Lawrence space; a new resolution related to police HQ; examining the city's math on proposed sales tax

Published October 24, 2014

The national franchise Pinot’s Palette has signed a deal to open a Lawrence location in a shopping center at Sixth and Wakarusa. The business is part of a relatively new breed of entertainment establishments: the paint and drink venue. An evening at Pinot’s Palette involves participating in an instructor-led class on how to create a painting on canvas. During the class, you are allowed to drink some wine and socialize with friends. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

Elections 2014: Davis reclaims lead in latest Rasmussen poll; Jenkins internal poll shows her up by 12

Published October 24, 2014

After a number of polls showing the Kansas governor's race tightening, a new poll out Friday from Rasmussen Reports shows Democrat Paul Davis has reclaimed an eight-point lead over Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. By Peter Hancock

KU Sports Extra: Who goes first in the KU football coaching search draft?

Published October 24, 2014's Tom Keegan and Matt Tait each get five picks as they sort out possible candidates to become Kansas University's next head football coach.

Town Talk: Green energy company to locate headquarters on 23rd Street; a Mangino yard sign; possible changes to how city deals with downtown races

Published October 23, 2014

Expect one stretch of 23rd Street to become a little greener. Don’t worry, Lawrence construction crews aren’t changing from orange cones to green ones. Instead, a growing green energy company is setting up its headquarters in a 23rd Street building and plans to use the prominent site to show off its solar and wind technology. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

2014 Kansas voter registration, by the numbers

Published October 23, 2014

Kansas and Douglas County voter registration numbers for the 2014 election season, broken down by political party.

National Book Award winner James McBride reads, performs in Lawrence

Published October 23, 2014

National Book Award winner James McBride read from his book, "The Good Lord Bird," and played with his Good Lord Bird Band, Wednesday night at Liberty Hall. McBride spoke as part of the Lawrence Public Library's first annual Ross and Marianna Beach author series. Audio slideshow by Mike Yoder

Town Talk: City collects 50 tons of recycling on first day of new program; update on Sixth and Iowa construction; Lawrence's impressive job numbers

Published October 22, 2014

Lawrence’s new curbside recycling program is off and running, and city officials are pleased with the first day’s haul. City crews collected 50 tons of material to be recycled on Tuesday, which was the first day of operations. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

Town Talk: Reduced parking plan for apartments may have uphill battle; nearly 80 percent of rental inspections finding violations; a powerful video about a Lawrence fire

Published October 21, 2014

The future of a proposed $75 million apartment/retail building across the street from KU’s Memorial Stadium may hinge on whether city commissioners grant the Chicago-based development group an exception from Lawrence's parking regulations. The group wants to reduce the amount of parking for the 237-unit apartment complex by 100 spaces. New information suggests the group may have an uphill battle to win approval. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

Town Talk: News of changes for Taco Bell, Buffalo Wild Wings; Kansas Half Marathon wants to return to downtown

Published October 20, 2014

Last week we told you about plans for the McDonald’s on south Iowa Street to temporarily close while it adds a double drive-thru lane and gets an interior remodel. And we’ve been talking for months about the complete makeover of the Burger King near Sixth and Maine streets. Now, we have information about a major remodel for one of Taco Bell’s locations in Lawrence. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

Red Raiders beat KU, 34-21

Published October 18, 2014

The Kansas University football team’s offense looked better than it had all season Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium, in Lubbock, Texas. But the Jayhawks’ 363 yards of offense, highlighted by junior quarterback Michael Cummings’ three total touchdowns, wasn’t enough for KU to keep pace with Texas Tech in a 34-21 loss. The Red Raiders (3-4 overall, 1-3 Big 12) picked up 507 yards of offense, including 219 on the ground and 164 rushing yards from running back DeAndre Washington. Tech sophomore quarterback Davis Webb added 388 yards through the air and three touchdowns, as the home team earned 26 first downs and assured Kansas (2-5, 0-4) of its 30th straight loss away from Memorial Stadium. • Box score

Town Talk: Proposed buyer of Turnhalle building still looking for a tenant; McDonald's on South Iowa to close for remodel; World Series produces change-up at City Hall

Published October 17, 2014

In July, Lawrence developer Tony Krsnich reached a tentative deal to purchase the Turnhalle building from the Lawrence Preservation Alliance, which previously had bought the building because it was badly deteriorating. But the deal was contingent on Krsnich finding a use for the building at Ninth and Rhode Island streets. Thus far, Krsnich’s search hasn’t been successful. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

Town Talk: City solidifies plans for downtown ice rink; Kansas ranks well in student debt measure; and a Royal day

Published October 16, 2014

Leaders with the city’s parks and recreation department recently said they are confident a downtown ice rink will be open for business by Nov. 28, which is the Friday after Thanksgiving. If you remember, the ice rink will be a temporary attraction that will be built in the plaza area between the library and the city’s parking garage. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

KU Sports Extra — Season 1, Episode 7

Published October 16, 2014's Tom Keegan and Matt Tait are back for another round of Kansas football talk, with good news, bad news, predictions and more.

Big 12 Media Day recap: Jayhawks eager to get basketball season started

Published October 15, 2014

Bill Self expects this year’s Kansas University men's basketball team to look a little different than teams of the recent past. “We’ll be a fun team to watch play,” Self said, noting the speed on the roster will give the style a different feel. Self and the Jayhawks were on hand with other conference coaches and players for Big 12 Media Day, Wednesday at Sprint Center.

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