Lawrence in the News

Budig says baseball will survive

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 ...

Local PR man featured in Wall Street Journal

¢ 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 ...

Lawrence native quoted on Iraqi police officers

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 ...

Phelps documentary to air nationally

¢ "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, ...

Scott Bloch investigated for computer issues

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 ...

Border War edition

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

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

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 ...

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 the church ...

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 for syphilis ...

KU librarian has interview in Utah

Rick Clement, the KU librarian who is a finalist to be dean of libraries at Utah State University, had his on-campus visit and interview Tuesday._"I come from a different kind of background," Clement said at the open forum. "I come out of the world of rare manuscripts and archives. It's unusual ...

Lawrence homeless family inspires country song

¢ "Lawrence" is the title of a track on the new album by counry band Cross Canadian Ragweed. The band's guitarist, Grady Cross, explains the song in the [Herald-Zeitung][1] of New Braunfels, Texas:![][2]_"Cody (Canada, the band's lead singer) wrote that after we saw a homeless family sitting ...

KU librarian finalist for Utah post

¢ Rick Clement, head of special collections at Kansas University's Spencer Research Library, is one of three finalists to become dean of libraries at Utah State University, the [Utah Statesman][1].The other two finalists are Anne Langley of Duke University and Gregg Sapp of the State ...

Columnist’s take on KU T-shirt debate

¢ A columnist for the [San Antonio Express-News][1] offers his take on the legal copyright battle between KU and the Joe-College.com T-shirt company:_Two of the biggest sellers have "Our coach can eat your coach" and "Our coach beat anorexia!" slogans in reference to Jayhawks coach Mark ...

KU faculty member examining same-sex partner benefits

¢ Lori Messinger, an associate professor of social welfare at Kansas University, says ongoing policy discussions on same-sex-partner benefits at the University of Kentucky and University of Michigan could have effects on other campuses.Messinger, who is quoted in this week's [Chronicle of ...

Lawrence native’s risque photos creating a stir

¢ A Lawrence native, Jennifer Braff, who was runner-up on the reality dating show "Age of Love," is creating a stir with nude photos of her that are circulating on the Internet, according to [BuddyTV.com][1]._Although Braff's naked pictures were taken long before her mainstream TV debut on Age ...

Curator to face charges of forging KU degree

¢ Shin Jeong-ah, the South Korean art curatory accused of forging two degrees from Kansas University, will soon be charged with the forgeries, according to the [Korea Herald][1]._Authorities have been questioning Shin since she arrived in Seoul Sunday afternoon after two-month period of hiding ...

Don’t text and drive

¢ Erik Nelson, a KU student who is studying the impacts of text-messaging while driving, tells the [Sacramento Bee][1] that texting creates a type of tunnel-vision.California has passed legislation prohibiting use of electronic devices while driving for drivers who are 16 and 17._"You have two ...

Lawrence native new CEO of pro soccer team

Shawn Hunter, a Lawrence native and KU graduate, has been named new president and CEO of Chivas USA, a Major League Soccer team in Los Angeles. He previously has worked in the front office of the Phoenix Coyotes and Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League, as well as with the Minnesota ...

Lawrence residents join debate over hair-dyeing

¢ Lawrence resident Alice Lieberman and her twin sister are featured prominently this week in a story in [Time][1] magazine. The story is about the decision women must make over whether or not to dye their gray hair._Identical twins Mary and Alice Lieberman have been zygotically close all ...