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Baker women fall to MidAmerica Nazarene in HAAC tourney finals
March 11, 2014
No. 14-ranked MidAmerica Nazarene outlasted No. 13 Baker University for a 79-72 overtime victory to claim the Heart of America Athletic Conference women’s basketball tournament title on Tuesday at the Collins Center.
Baldwin City Police Department calls, Feb. 21 through March 9
March 11, 2014
Baldwin City Police Department reports
Walk Kansas encourages Douglas County residents to get outside, be active
March 11, 2014
With spring right around the corner, many people hope to get outside, be active and enjoy the warmer weather. Walk Kansas wants to help them do just that. The statewide wellness program, which is in its 13th year, encourages Kansans to be physically active and eat a healthy diet by having them keep track of how much they walk and what they eat over the course of the eight-week challenge, which starts next Sunday and goes through May 10.
Kansas state senator cuts $2 million proposal for KU research
March 11, 2014
A Senate budget subcommittee on Monday deleted $2 million for a proposed institute at Kansas University to develop new technologies and drugs in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies.
Kansas: Judge sides with doctor in abortion case
March 11, 2014
A Kansas judge has overturned the state medical board’s revocation of a doctor’s license over her referrals of young patients for late-term abortions.
Baker campus minister to give last lecture
March 11, 2014
Ira DeSpain, the minister to Baker University since 1992, will deliver his “Last Lecture” at 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, at Rice Auditorium. The event is part of a series hosted by Baker’s Student Activities Council. The public is welcome to attend.
Kansas House speaker sends lawmakers home to work on school funding
March 11, 2014
House Speaker Ray Merrick said Monday he was ordering the House budget committee to begin work immediately on resolving school funding issues after last week’s state Supreme Court ruling and guidance from the attorney general that lawmakers’ options were numerous.
Musing 0313
March 11, 2014
Daylight savings time began Sunday. Long ago, Benjamin Franklin advocated this in order to burn fewer candles. I know if I had to perform the tedious task of hand dipping candles, I would have applauded his foresight.
Basehor snow plow crew clears path, hopefully into spring
March 11, 2014
The four-man Basehor snow plow crew that keeps the city’s 42 miles of road clear of ice and snow has had a long winter full of unique challenges.
Jenkins’ vows efforts to repeal, change Obamacare will continue
March 11, 2014
Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins said Monday in Baldwin City that Obamacare was “actuarially unsound” and vowed Republican efforts to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature legislation would continue. “We haven’t given up hope the whole thing won’t collapse under its own weight,” she said. “I will tell you the fight remains, if you all think the discussion on health care is over, you are sorely mistaken.”