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The 10 best films of 2014
December 28, 2014
This year’s list features films about vampires, aliens and teenage punk rockers, plus the most disappointing films of 2014..
Woman transported to LMH with injuries after two-car accident
December 28, 2014
A woman was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries following a two-car accident that occurred this afternoon. A LMH representative did not identify the victim, but said she is in stable condition.
Jayhawks hold holiday clinic for youths today in Allen Fieldhouse
Bill Self says players have ‘had good attitudes’ in four practices since blowout loss to Temple
December 28, 2014
KU’s basketball players held their annual holiday clinic for youths after practice on Sunday in Allen Fieldhouse.
Falling grain prices, record cattle prices mark 2014 season
December 28, 2014
Farmers and ranchers across Kansas are wrapping up the 2014 growing season, marked by rapidly changing fortunes that were buffeted by weather and markets.
Kansas Supreme Court reverses murder convictions
December 28, 2014
The Kansas Supreme Court has reversed the murder convictions of a Salina man accused of killing one man during a burglary and another man after an argument.
Fiscal issues to drive Kansas lawmakers’ session
December 28, 2014
Kansas lawmakers have a plateful of potentially ugly decisions ahead to close state budget shortfalls, but some of them and Republican Gov. Sam Brownback have bigger ambitions for the annual legislative session opening next month.
100 years ago: City officials to begin renumbering North Lawrence houses
December 28, 2014
“Tomorrow the city officials will go out in North Lawrence and will tell the people what the number of their house is according to the new system of numbering….”
Letter: Exit strategy?
December 28, 2014
Sam Brownback has painted both himself and the present Republican-dominated Kansas administration into a corner and has every good reason to turn tail and run. His most likely opportunity will be in 2016. He can forget being on the national ticket now, but he can and will, in my opinion, try for an appointment back to Washington if the Republican Party can win the White House. The very last thing he will want to do now is continue to face the problems that confront him in Kansas.
Ojeleye chooses SMU
December 28, 2014
Former Duke and Ottawa High forward Semi Ojeleye has chosen SMU as his transfer destination, CBSsports.com reported Saturday. The 6-8 forward will be eligible second semester next season and have 21⁄2 years of eligibility remaining.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 27, 2014
December 28, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014.
A losing proposition? In 10 years, Douglas County juries haven’t convicted anyone in alcohol-fueled acquaintance rape cases
December 27, 2014
In the past 10 years, Douglas County juries convicted three rapists who physically overpowered their victims, threatened them with weapons or broke into their homes. But in the few rape trials involving a drunken victim who had been socializing with her alleged attacker, juries acquitted the accused rapist each time, a Journal-World analysis of a decade of adult rape cases found. More cases of the same sort never went to trial, and defendants either pleaded to lesser crimes or saw their charges dismissed altogether. By Sara Shepherd
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Living life like a rock star
December 27, 2014
Perry Lockwood is just thankful that he didn’t come out in Spandex. For years now, people have been coming up to him in bars, on the street and elsewhere asking to get photos with him and his trademark do-rag and long flowing hair. They would tell him he looked just like Bret Michaels. “I was like, cool, they think I’m a professional wrestler,” Lockwood says. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence City Hall struggles with what role to play in broadband competition
December 27, 2014
The new year is likely going to bring a City Hall decision that will impact the future of Internet service in Lawrence for years to come. The one problem: There is disagreement on whether it will impact it for the good or the bad. City commissioners are being asked to make a decision on a technical question commonly referred to as “common carriage or open access” of future fiber optic networks. By Chad Lawhorn
Kansas lieutenant governor spending holidays on relief mission
December 27, 2014
Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer is traveling to the Middle East over the New Year’s holiday on a relief mission with International Medical Corps. Colyer, a plastic surgeon, has volunteered with the agency for nearly 30 years in places like Afghanistan, Rwanda and other war-torn areas around the world. By Peter Hancock
Editorial: Safe speed?
Other factors may be involved, but the fact that fatal accidents have nearly doubled since the speed limit was raised on some Kansas highways warrants some additional scrutiny.
December 27, 2014
The Kansas Department of Transportation has released some notable numbers on the increase in fatal accidents on highways where the state raised the speed limit three years ago.
Opinion: Jeb Bush on immigration, education
December 27, 2014
In 1968, a singularly traumatic year — assassinations, urban riots, 16,899 Americans killed in Vietnam — Vice President Hubert Humphrey, the ebullient Minnesotan, said his presidential campaign was about “the politics of joy.” This was considered infelicitous.
Opinion: U.S. needs immigrants’ skills
December 27, 2014
When the topic is immigration, Democrats and Republicans alike continue to focus almost entirely on a single question: what to do about the millions of low-skill immigrants — mostly from Latin America — who are in the U.S. illegally.
SeedCo settles in to new home, looks to future
December 27, 2014
It happened just the other week. Crews completed work on the heating system of SeedCo Studios, 720 E. Ninth St., the day before Lawrence experienced its first significant snowfall this season. It had been a long time coming for the artists of SeedCo, who moved into the newly rebuilt industrial building in September after zoning issues forced them to relocate from the original space roughly a block away at 826 Pennsylvania St
Play of Cummings, Heeney among highlights of KU’s 2014 football season
December 27, 2014
The 2014 Kansas University football season actually wound up feeling like three or four different seasons. The first was the promise of the offseason, in which a veteran team, a new offensive coordinator and some impact transfers brought hope back to Lawrence. The second covered the first four games, a 2-2 start and the beginning of the end of the Charlie Weis era. Next was the nine-week Clint Bowen era, in which the former Jayhawk and Lawrence native led the program on an interim basis. And the fourth was the coaching search that followed the season and led to the hire of David Beaty in early December.
Kansas City Connection: In the mood to celebrate New Year’s
December 27, 2014
Kansas City Connection’s New Year’s Eve guide will help you pick from some of the city’s best options, conveniently categorized by what you’re in the mood for. We’ve included a few daytime/family-friendly options as well.

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