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Burglary and theft at Econo Lodge

Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported ¢ A 23-year-old Huntertown, Ind. woman reported a burglary and theft that occurred at Econo Lodge, 2222 W. 6th St. According to a Lawrence police report, items reported stolen were a HP Pavillion laptop computer and computer bag, a passport, ... Continue reading

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KU profs talk about Phelps, Bush

¢ KU journalism professor Rick Musser tells the [Baltimore Sun][1] the Westboro Baptist Church lost its shock value in Topeka, and that's why "they took their show on the road."Musser wrote a chapter about the church in the 1999 book "Culture Wars & Local Politics."_All of which ... Continue reading

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On-camera review of Ridley Scott’s ‘American Gangster’

[Here][1] is my original video review of "American Gangster" with co-host J.D. Warnock that originally appears on [www.scene-stealers.com][2] ***1/2By titling his new epic look at the late 60s/early 70s heroin trade in New York City "American Gangster," director Ridley Scott is already asking us to consider what ... Continue reading

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Cornish takes the cake…er, pie

_Each week, KUSports.com will get you caught up on Jayhawks both former and current getting some ink from outside of the area._[Calgary Sun: Cornish can't wait][1]_Jon Cornish can walk you through all his carries so far this season.__Both of them.__Both were option plays, and one was a ... Continue reading

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KU’s law, business schools rate on latest Princeton Review lists

Kansas University's law school was listed [among the 170 best][1] in the nation and its business school found a home on a list of the [290 best business schools][2], KU announced today.Princeton Review cited the [School of Law's][3] affordability, beautiful campus and the quality of faculty. The ... Continue reading

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Smoke scare

Emergency calls Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses: Fire calls ¢ Smoke scare, 11:23 a.m. Wednesday, 1841 E. 1450 Rd. ¢ Outside rubbish fire, 4:35 p.m. Wednesday, 800 W. 6th St. ¢ False alarm, 5:27 p.m. Wednesday, 1000 Ky. ¢ Cooking fire confined to ... Continue reading

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Lutherans celebrate 100 years of campus ministry

Shawn Norris figures not much has changed through 100 years of Lutherans providing ministry on college campuses."Worship is still at the heart of what we do, with students learning and growing and serving as disciples," says Norris, director of Lutheran Campus Ministry at Kansas University. "We worship, ... Continue reading

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$2.9 million award in Fred Phelps suit

This from the Associated Press wire this afternoon:BALTIMORE (AP) - A federal jury on Wednesday awarded the father of a fallen Marine $2.9 million in compensatory damages after finding an anti-gay Kansas church and three of its leaders liable for invasion of privacy and intent to inflict ... Continue reading

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Musical equipment stolen

Law enforcement report¢ A 20-year-old Lawrence man reported the theft of several items to Lawrence Police on Tuesday. Items reported stolen include five hand-held microphones, a RapcoHorizon cord with 16 inputs and four outputs and speaker cables. The total estimated loss is $1,760. The crime occurred between ... Continue reading

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Addition planned for Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi Catholic Church is about to break ground on a $3.6 million addition to its campus in West Lawrence.Church members will gather at 6:30 Thursday evening at the church, 6001 Bob Billings Parkway, for a ceremony kicking off construction.The new facility, which will be a free-standing ... Continue reading

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KU student senator admonished for holding closed meeting

Kansas University's Student Senate [tonight will discuss][1] one of its members choosing to close a committee meeting, in violation of Senate rules and regulations and perhaps in violation of the [Kansas Open Meetings Act][2].Student Senator Mason Heilman Oct. 24 asked all nonmembers of the Student Rights committee ... Continue reading

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Brownback says waterboarding concerns shouldn’t derail Mukasey for A.G.

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Sam Brownback (R) ![][1][(FoxNews.com) Michael Mukasey Responses to Senate Questions on Waterboarding Don't Satisfy Democrats:][2] Michael Mukasey offered his response Tuesday to a set of 495 questions posed by the Senate Judiciary Committee, but his amended answer on ... Continue reading

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KU creates, shares new privacy policy

In the wake of last month's [unauthorized document dump][1], Kansas University has created a new privacy policy.It was approved today and immediately [e-mailed to all Lawrence-campus faculty, staff and students][2]. The privacy policy spells out what is expected of all members of the university community in terms ... Continue reading

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KU Alumni Association asks for blue-out on Saturday

The [Kansas University Alumni Association][1] is working with KU's [Homecoming Steering Committee][2] to encourage Kansas fans to wear mostly blue to this Saturday's football game [against Nebraska][3].In a press release, Homecoming's co-director, Meghan Easter, said "Important occasions for the university like KU's homecoming and the fact that ... Continue reading

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Brownback-Giuliani meeting stirs debate

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Sam Brownback (R) ![][1][(The Hill) Anti-abortion group defends Brownback-Giuliani talks:][2] The National Right to Life Committee, the nation's leading anti-abortion rights advocacy group, has come to the defense of Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) after he received strong criticism ... Continue reading

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KUMC picks up $11 million NIH award

The [National Institutes of Health][1] today announced that [Kansas University Medical Center][2] would receive an $11 million grant to fund research on the regulation of cell development and differentiation.The award is being given to [Dale R. Abrahamson][3], an internationally known kidney researcher. Abrahamson will be the principal ... Continue reading

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KU medical pioneer to be honored in Boston

¢ A KU graduate who developed a key test for syphilis in the 1920s will be honored by the Boston History & Innovation Collaborative next month. Dr. William Augustus Hinton entered KU's premedical program at KU when he was 16._When Dr. William Augustus Hinton developed his test ... Continue reading

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Does this Congress make me look fat?

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][1][(McClatchy) Doctors: Congress to blame for obesity:][2] Arguing a salad shouldn't be more expensive than a Big Mac, America's doctors are blaming Congress for an epidemic of obesity in the country. Seeking a healthier and slimming ... Continue reading

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Auto burglary reported

Law enforcement report¢ A 27-year-old Lawrence man reported a $1,770 auto burglary and theft of several items to Lawrence Police on Tuesday. Items reported stolen include speakers, DVDs and amplifiers. The stereo and DVD player were damaged in the Mistibushi Eclipse. The crime happened between 10:30 p.m. ... Continue reading

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Brownback praises Giuliani, but no endorsement

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Sam Brownback (R) ![][1][(AP) Brownback and Giuliani Discuss Abortion:][2] Sen. Sam Brownback pronounced himself "much more comfortable" with Rudy Giuliani's position on abortion after the one-time rivals for the Republican presidential nomination discussed the issue Thursday. Giuliani flew ... Continue reading

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