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LOOK: The laundry won't do itself; student team managers keep KU players in clean uniforms

If you ask one of the student managers for the Kansas men’s basketball team, they might tell you the hustle element doesn’t just exist between the whistles. In fact, they’d probably tell you it is required in every nook and cranny of the program, and this includes the laundry room. By Nick Krug

Lawrence school district addresses student Internet threats with caution, education

So far this school year, school administrators have reported threats to law enforcement that were made on the Internet by three Lawrence high school students. Such incidents call for both a serious response and preventive education, district officials say. “We take those very, very seriously and immediately turn those over the police for them to investigate,” said Lawrence schools Superintendent Rick Doll. “Students need to know when they post things on the Internet that’s a permanent record and whether they are kidding or they are serious, we have to take those very seriously.”

Lawrence high school students selected for district choir, band and orchestra

There will be a good showing of Lawrence high school students at district choir, band and orchestra concerts this week.

More freezing rain forecast for Saturday night, Sunday morning

The National Weather Service in Topeka has extended the winter weather advisory for Lawrence and Douglas County until 6 a.m. Sunday.

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Lawrence native played role in rescuing Chilean miners who are now subjects of 'The 33'

When the San Jose mine collapsed in August 2010 and left 33 workers trapped 2,000 feet beneath Chile’s Atacama Desert, it took the efforts of several Chilean government ministries, NASA, approximately a dozen multinational corporations and one quick-thinking Lawrence native to get them out. Selina Jackson, a 1984 graduate of Lawrence High School and 1988 alumna of Kansas University, helped facilitate the transportation of the 13-ton drilling equipment that brought the miners safely above ground in October 2010.

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KU football on verge of worst statistical season in 115-year history

Unless the Kansas University football team can score a major upset in Saturday’s 3 p.m. kickoff at Memorial Stadium against rival Kansas State, the Jayhawks will finish the season winless for the second time in history and the first since 1954. Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder was a sophomore at Lafayette High in St. Joseph, Mo., when KU went 0-10 in its first season under coach Chuck Mather. Neither first-year Kansas head coach David Beaty nor any of his assistant coaches had been born. Edward Ferdinand Arn was governor of Kansas, Dwight D. Eisenhower president of the United States. By Tom Keegan

Lawrence under freezing rain advisory for Thanksgiving night, Black Friday

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a freezing rain advisory for Lawrence and Douglas County from 9 p.m. Thursday through 6 p.m. Friday.

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Lawrence families remember Thanksgivings Past

This year, the Lawrence Journal-World has elected to take a look at Thanksgivings Past. Along with their original captions, these archive photos offer readers a look back — whether that means a trip down memory lane or a glimpse into a history they never experienced firsthand. These families from the Lawrence Daily Journal-World of the 1960s have grown and changed over the decades, but they remember these photos. By Mackenzie Clark

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Free State High trumpeter to march in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this week

More than 50 million TV viewers tune in every year to watch the balloons, floats and various entertainers strut down New York City streets in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Profiles of the three candidates vying to be Lawrence's next city manager

The three finalists in the running to be Lawrence’s next city manager have, together, accumulated more than a 100 years working in municipal and state government. That experience has been a priority to city commissioners when selecting candidates to fill the position, which Mayor Mike Amyx has described simply as “a tough job.”

Now is the time to adopt a dog

Weather: While the high may be 90 degrees, our heat index will remain near 100. A southwest wind will continue between 10 and 20 miles per hour before a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. The showers should ...

KU Cancer Center seeks national status

Kansas University is working to get a National Cancer Institute designation for its cancer center. The goal will require a large investment, but officials say they'll be repaid in the number of lives saved. Downtown rumbled with the sound of ...

Fight for Your Right to Hoodie: An interview with Sarah Sung of The Lucha Narrative

The Lucha Narrative sprang from the soul of Sarah Sung, a KU grad and graphic designer seeking to merge her passions for creating cool stuff and helping the world. She visited with us to discuss the launch of the Lucha ...

Anarchonomics: An Interview with the Solidarity! Collective

On March 15, Solidarity will move from 1109 Mass. (next to It’s Brothers) to 13 E. 8th Street (next to the Sandbar). The bad news is that people will still be puking on their doorstep; the good news is that ...

Lawrence farm creates sorghum syrup with horse-powered press

Using a horse-powered press, John Craft presses sorghum stalks to make sweet sorghum syrup at Willing Horse Farm on the east edge of Lawrence. Craft sells the sweet sorghum syrup at the Lawrence Farmer's Market, and several local restaurants and bakeries use the natural sweetener.

Royals fans in Lawrence celebrate

K.C. Royals fans in Lawrence celebrate their World Series win Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015.

Lawrence Halloween Throwback Photo Contest

Over 100 photographs were submitted by readers for the Journal-World's Halloween Throwback Photo Contest.

Kansas University Band Day parade

Sights and sounds of the 68th annual Kansas University Band Day parade Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.

Instrument builder Jim Triggs talks about mandolins

Jim Triggs and his son Ryan build custom mandolin and guitars by hand. Jim worked with Gibson for several years helping build mandolins and archtop guitars. Triggs' mandolins have been played by some of the top bluegrass musicians in the country.

Humane Society director talks about need for facility renovations

Kate Meghji, executive director of the Lawrence Humane Society, talks about facility problems which are creating animal care problems at the shelter.

Puppies at the Lawrence Humane Society

Two puppies pose for the camera during a recent trip to the Lawrence Humane Society.

Piano Prodigy Matthew Liu performs 'Flight of the Bumblebee"

Eight-year-old Lawrence pianist Matthew Liu performs "Flight of the Bumblebee."

Lawrence emergency responders train for hazmat scenario

A full-scale hazardous-materials disaster took place Thursday, June 18, 2015, in the parking lot of the Lied Center and at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The exercise tested emergency responders' procedures for handling hazardous materials, as well as patient-decontamination plans.

Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band

Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band perform at the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department's Brown Bag concert Thursday, June 11, outside the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.