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CU won't play KU after all


¢ An update on the film originally set at KU that's actually being shot at the University of Colorado: The [Campus Press][1], the CU newspaper, reports shooting of the film will begin this week. It also reports that, although the original novel "The City of Your Final Destination" is set at KU, the script has been changed and the university will, in fact, be called the University of Colorado in the film.¢ Lawrence is mentioned in a [Scripps Howard News Service][2] story about how panhandling laws have become the norm across the country as a way to control homeless populations.The report singled out 20 cities as the "meanest" in the nation, based on the number of anti-homeless laws in the city, enforcement and severity of penalties and other factors.Topping the list is Sarasota, Fla. The city, not surprisingly, sees things differently. Panhandling is legal in Sarasota, except between sunset and sunrise and unless panhandlers become aggressive and threaten people for money, according to Lt. Paul Sutton, a commander with the Sarasota Police Department."Sarasota is one of the most generous cities in supporting the homeless," he said. Other cities on the list are Lawrence, Kan., Little Rock, Ark., Atlanta and Las Vegas.¢ Steven Case, the Kansas University research professor who has helped lead efforts to include the teaching of evolution in Kansas schools, is quoted in a [Sarasota Herald-Tribune][3] story about people of faith working in science. He says it would be wrong to "censor someone for a belief system as long as it does not affect their work."_ Dr. Case, who champions the teaching of evolution, heads the committee writing state science standards in Kansas, a state particularly racked by challenges to Darwin. Even so, he said it would be frightening if universities began "enforcing some sort of belief system on their graduate students."¢ Local cable, telephone and Internet provider Sunflower Broadband - which is owned by the World Company, which also owns the Lawrence Journal-World - is mentioned in this [McClatchy News Service][4] story about the ways video is "testing" the limits of the Internet._In Lawrence, Kan., home of the University of Kansas and thousands of Web-surfing students, the local Internet provider has adopted a system used by some European broadband companies.Sunflower Broadband charges its customers based on how much they download from the Internet. If all you do is send e-mail and surf the Web, you pay as little as $15 a month. But if you spend all your free time downloading movies and music, you might pay $45 or more a month.It is the same way people pay water, electric and phone bills: The more we use, the more we pay. And there is no reason we should not pay for the Internet the same way, said Patrick Knorr, Sunflower's general manager._"Those who want to soak the network will pay more, which is as it should be," Knorr said. "I think the whole industry needs to adopt it."¢ The research of Stephen Ilardi, a KU psychology professor, was mentioned over the weekend in a [Los Angeles Times][5] story about depression._Stephen S. Ilardi, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Kansas, suggests that depression results from a "mismatch" between human beings adapted for hunter-gatherer societies and the contemporary world. His therapy - which he calls "therapeutic lifestyle change" - emphasizes behavioral remedies, including getting more sleep, consuming more omega-3 fatty acids and increasing social interaction.¢ Former Jayhawk basketball player Micah Downs talks about his new team at Gonzaga in a story in the [Gonzaga Bulletin][6]."The teammates and the coaching staff are so accepting here," Downs said. "It's like a family environment around here." [1]: http://media.www.thecampuspress.com/media/storage/paper1098/news/2007/02/09/Entertainment/Independent.Film.Company.Comes.To.Cu-2710469.shtml?sourcedomain=www.thecampuspress.com&MIIHost=media.collegepublisher.com [2]: http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,660194885,00.html [3]: http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070212/ZNYT02/702120640 [4]: http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/16675810.htm [5]: http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-he-evpsych12feb12,1,1133864.story?coll=la-headlines-health&track=crosspromo [6]: http://media.www.gonzagabulletin.com/media/storage/paper375/news/2007/02/09/Sports/Micah.Downs.Finds.A.Fitting.Home.In.Spokane-2708310.shtml?sourcedomain=www.gonzagabulletin.com&MIIHost=media.collegepublisher.com


javery 11 years, 3 months ago

Some reporter was trying to mess with our minds, considering that CU does in fact play KU this week (in basketball).

jayhawk4life1 11 years, 3 months ago

Agreed. That's the first thing I thought of when I saw the title.

preebo 11 years, 3 months ago

As a CU Alum, but a current Lawrence resident I must say I am torn. My original alligence is with my alma mater, but I have grown to enjoy KU's campus. I have used the Law library and other facilities on campus and it is a great spot. Having said that, it is no Boulder. Those of you who haven't been to CU's digs I must suggest that you check it out when ever the opportunity arises.

Martin Shupert 11 years, 3 months ago

That would be great... go see CU. Do they give out scholarships for basketball at CU? They should. It would help to make a better basketball team.

newtongirl 11 years, 3 months ago

Although I applaud CU for being greener than Colorado Springs, it was still a bit lacking in the foliage department, but maybe that's because nobody holds a candle to KU's flowers in the spring. The artictecture can be as nice and old as KU's, but the student ghetto, downtown area, bars, and culture seem to be no different at all from KU's.

And I despise the Coors Arena. No college team should have a facility fit for the NBA. No soul.

Tychoman 11 years, 3 months ago

I'm interested in learning more about Sunflower Broadband's new billing system...

budwhysir 11 years, 3 months ago

My tv rates havent gone up, I dont use cable

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