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What is the Future?

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What’s the future of Lawrence, what’s the future of the University of Kansas, what’s the future of the State of Kansas and….what’s the future of this country? To a great degree, it will depend on what happens during the upcoming U.S. presidential election only... More »

How Good is KU?

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How good is the University of Kansas? It enjoys a proud record; there have been several truly outstanding chancellors whose vision and national leadership helped build and propel the school to greater levels of excellence and recognition; there are individual ... More »

Changes in City Hall?

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Will a new city manager and a remodeled city commission bring about any improvements in Lawrence’s reputation as a town with a negative, anti-growth, increasingly liberal attitude? This regional and national image is real, it’s a fact, not a slanted opinion. I... More »

KU’s Visioning Day

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The following email was sent by Kansas University Chancellor, Doug Girod, to all KU staff, faculty and affiliates and all Lawrence and Edwards campus students. Jayhawks, Essential to the progress of a major public research university is a strategic plan that e... More »

Where’s the Leadership?

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What will it take for Kansas University to regain the excitement, enthusiasm, vision and national recognition for its academic excellence that used to be its hallmark years ago? KU was looked to as a shooting star among state-aided public universities with new... More »

Joint Effort for Better Care

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It’s good that KU Health System executives and Kansas Athletics Sports Medicine officials have worked out a plan whereby Kansas Athletics Sports employees now will be part of the Kansas Health System. It is a good move for KU athletes and hopefully will serve ... More »

Special Interests v. Silent Majority

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In a few days a number of Lawrence residents will gather at two public meetings to discuss and make recommendations relative to how they believe “downtown Lawrence” should develop over the next 20 years. They will be engaged in the “Community Outreach efforts ... More »

Why So Little Interest?

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How many Lawrence residents are interested in the growth, development and welfare of their city? Really interested, not just casually interested, offering lip service, advice in the barber’s chair or bitching at the daily coffee club? Truly interested and conc... More »

Marchiony, a Good Man

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The Kansas University Athletics Department, the University, college sports, the National Collegiate Athletics Association and Lawrence all are losing a top individual and valuable asset with the upcoming departure of Jim Marchiony as Associate Athletics Direct... More »

Seek the Best

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Some time ago Lawrence city officials announced a national search would be made to identify possible candidates for the soon-to-be vacated City Manager position. Last week it was announced the national search had been narrowed to two individuals working and li... More »

23rd St. Mess

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It doesn’t do much good at this time to point fingers about what’s gone wrong with a local street project but hopefully some lessons will have been learned. The long, frustrating and costly situation associated with the 23rd Street project is an ugly embarrass... More »

Who Will Steer the Ship?

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One of these days, probably not too far away, a good number of Lawrence residents and friends of Kansas University are going to wake up some morning and ask, “What’s happening to our city and university? How did all of this come about”? For years Lawrence and ... More »