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Budig says baseball will survive

Terry Rombeck

Gene Budig, the former KU chancellor and president of Major League Baseball's American League, says the sport will survive following last week's report by George Mitchell on steroids in baseball. Budig is quoted in the [Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier][1]._"America loves baseball. The Mitchell Report has not changed that," he ...

Local PR man featured in Wall Street Journal

Terry Rombeck

¢ Todd Brabender, a Lawrence resident and public relations professional, is the subject of a feature in the [Wall Street Journal][1] today._He's Todd Brabender - whose clients include the SummerSled (it works on grass) and Litecubes (the glowing ice cubes). His latest PR pitch, for the Fish 'n Flush toilet ...

Lawrence native quoted on Iraqi police officers

Terry Rombeck

A Lawrence native is quoted by the [Black Anthem News Service][1] about an Iraqi drive to hire more police officers._"They want jobs," 1st Lt. Matthew Nicholl, platoon leader and native of Lawrence, Kan., with Company D, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment. "The biggest thing we are going to do for ...

Phelps documentary to air nationally

Terry Rombeck

¢ "Fall from Grace," the documentary directed by a Kansas University graduate student about Topeka's Westboro Baptist Church, is getting national media attention as its national TV debut approaches.The film, which depicts the anti-gay beliefs and demonstrations of the group led by Fred Phelps, airs at 9 p.m. Tuesday on ...

Scott Bloch investigated for computer issues

Terry Rombeck

Scott Bloch, the former Lawrence attorney who now is director of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, is facing allegations that he improperly deleted computer files, according to the [Washington Post][1]._Recently, investigators learned that Mr. Bloch erased all the files on his office personal computer late last year. They are ...

Border War edition

Terry Rombeck

The KU-Mizzou showdown - and long-time rivalry - are getting the attention of news outlets across the country this week. The [Wall Street Journal][1] gets in on the action today._Fans "go back to the history books and start calling people names for things that started 150 years ago," says Kevin ...

New Mizzou shirts invoke image of Quantrill's Raid

Terry Rombeck

First, KU fans wore "Muck Fizzou" T-shirts as a thinly veiled attempt to speak their minds about the collegiate rival.Now, some Missouri fans are fighting back with a T-shirt of their own, as the two teams prepare for a Nov. 24 football matchup at Arrowhead Stadium, with the winner likely ...

Lawrence vs. Columbia rivalry taken to streets

Terry Rombeck

Here's a new measuring stick to compare Lawrence with rival Columbia, Mo. - street sign theft.The [Columbia Missourian][1] reports that the Public Works Department in Columbia replaced more than 1,600 street signs last year at a cost of about $100 each. Some of the most commonly stolen signs are for ...

KU profs talk about Phelps, Bush

Terry Rombeck

¢ 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 the church just ...

KU medical pioneer to be honored in Boston

Terry Rombeck

¢ 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 for syphilis in ...

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