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Buzzer-beater fantastic fantasy finish
April 14, 2012
Michael Ferdman, a 40-something executive from New York, accepted a pass from a teammate with three seconds left on the clock Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse.
Aggravating: Stellar defense lifts A&M past KU
April 14, 2012
It took 16 innings and plenty of close calls, but Kansas University’s baseball team finally cracked the scoreboard against Texas A&M on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.
LHS duo wins tennis crown
April 14, 2012
Lawrence High tennis players Matt Grom and Pace Leggins combined to win the doubles competition, and Thomas Irick took second place in singles Saturday at the Washburn Rural All-Comers meet.
Oh, no: This was no no-no
April 14, 2012
When Lawrence High left-hander Garrett Cleavinger recorded the final out of his 11-strikeout shutout in a 3-0 road victory against Olathe South on Thursday, April 5, he thought he had just completed a one-hitter.
Indians scrap past Royals in 10
April 14, 2012
Shin-Soo Choo sat at his locker in the Indians clubhouse, the bruise on the outside of his right knee just larger than a baseball and turning every shade of red and blue imaginable. “It’s nothing,” he said with a smile. Driving in the winning runs must have made the pain go away in a hurry.
Around and about in local business
April 14, 2012
Around and about in local business
Pump Patrol
April 14, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.65 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call 832-7154.
Cleanup to mark 1 year since accident
Group adopts stretch of K-10 in boy’s memory
April 14, 2012
Monday marks the one-year anniversary of the crossover crash on Kansas Highway 10 near Eudora that killed 5-year-old Cainan Shutt.
Volunteers sought for Day of Caring
11:27 p.m., April 14, 2012 Updated 10:20 a.m.
The United Way Roger Hill Center is still looking for volunteers for its annual Day of Caring on April 21.
Autograph collection to be auctioned off to buy exercise gear
April 14, 2012
Whether you are a fan of supermodel Cindy Crawford, celebrity chef Paula Deen, jazz musician Wynton Marsalis or Royals Hall-of-Famer George Brett, there’s a piece of memorabilia with their autograph on it going up for auction.
Democratic caucuses this year no repeat of 2008
Meetings still provide opportunity to talk about issues
April 14, 2012
At Saturday’s caucuses, Kansas Democrats selected delegates who had pledged to vote for President Barack Obama at the Democratic District Convention. Because of the scant turnout, many people present automatically became delegates. In some cases, there weren’t enough participants to provide alternates, in case delegates are unable to attend the District Convention on May 5.
All walks of life gather to celebrate Earth Day
April 14, 2012
Saturday’s event kicked off with a parade, with participants trooping down Massachusetts Street until they landed at South Park. Among those in the parade were Kansas University seniors Monica Melhem and Neil Goss who represented KU Environs and the Educational Creative Outreach Committee.
Gov. Sam Brownback warns of storm dangers
April 14, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback is urging Kansans to prepare to take shelter before storms hit their communities.
Storms cause widespread power outages in Kansas
08:11 p.m., April 14, 2012 Updated 12:02 a.m.
A tornado that hit Wichita has caused widespread power outages and other damage.
Small fire damages building near 23rd and Haskell
April 14, 2012
A small fire damaged a two-story building at 2211 Silicon Ave. early Saturday morning.
City Commission agenda for April 17
April 14, 2012
City to consider $500K for bioscience incubator.
Forecast prompts schools to move proms
April 14, 2012
Saturday’s threat of powerful tornadoes has administrators at some Kansas high schools taking no chances with student safety.
Lawrence man appears in court on aggravated battery charges
April 14, 2012
An 18-year-old Lawrence man made his first appearance in court Friday afternoon after Douglas County prosecutors charged him with aggravated battery related to a March 31 incident.
Free State soccer downs Shawnee Mission North, 6-0
April 14, 2012
Free State girls soccer defeated Shawnee Mission North, 6-0, on Thursday in Overland Park.
Lions baseball beats SM East
April 14, 2012
Lawrence High scored six runs in the sixth inning to take the lead and win, 9-4, at Shawnee Mission East on Friday.
No. 2 Texas A&M baseball blanks Kansas
April 14, 2012
During the hours leading up to what Kansas University pitcher Frank Duncan dubbed the biggest start of his career, the music that flowed through the sophomore’s iPod featured titles such as “Start the Commotion” and “Push the Tempo.”
Notre Dame linebacker to transfer to KU
April 14, 2012
The multi-week speculation surrounding whether Notre Dame linebacker Anthony McDonald would transfer to Kansas University turned official Friday.
LHS soccer loses to Washburn Rural
April 14, 2012
The Lawrence High girls soccer team fell to Washburn Rural, 4-0, Friday at home.
Equal footing: ‘Barrier Breakers’ scoring evens field for FSHS, LHS track athletes
April 14, 2012
At a typical track meet, winning an event carries a lot of weight.
Court, classroom still home to ex-KU guard Billy Thomas
April 14, 2012
Former Kansas University shooting guard Billy Thomas, who played for three NBA teams in a 12-year professional basketball career, sought out upcoming NBA lottery pick Thomas Robinson on Thursday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
How former Jayhawks fared (April 14)
April 14, 2012 in print edition on B8
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of April 13.
Resignation clears the way for key hirings at KUMC
April 14, 2012
This week’s announcement by Dr. Barbara Atkinson that she would resign her dual positions as Kansas University executive vice chancellor and dean of the KU School of Medicine is good news.
25 years ago: School bus company applies for contract renewal
April 14, 2012
Renewal of the company’s contract was contingent on a review of its safety procedures.
40 years ago: Future president speaks at Lawrence Chamber dinner
April 14, 2012
George Herbert Walker Bush, then 47 years old and serving as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was the featured speaker for tonight’s banquet.
New owners of Jackpot Music Hall fulfill life-long dream
April 14, 2012
They’re a mom and pop operation, through and through.
Reading revolution bears watching
April 14, 2012
America is going through a reading revolution, and none of us knows exactly where it will lead. But it bears watching because its impact will be felt by us all.
Buffett rule won’t close federal deficit
April 14, 2012 in print edition on A8
Here we go again. At the beginning of his presidency, Barack Obama argued that the country’s spiraling debt was largely the result of exploding health care costs. That was true. He then said the cure for these exploding costs would be his health care reform. That was not true.
Deep Purple — the map not the band — would place Lawrence in vast 1st congressional district
April 14, 2012
In the protracted congressional redistricting war, House Republican leaders have tried splitting the Democratic enclave in Kansas City, Kan., and they’ve tried splitting Democrats in Topeka.
ABC, TCM revisit the Titanic
April 14, 2012
ABC presents “Titanic” (7 p.m. Saturday, concludes Sunday), a lush, expensive four-hour miniseries. Written by Julian Fellowes (“Downton Abbey”) and starring Linus Roache (“Law and Order”) and Geraldine Somerville (“Harry Potter” franchise), “Titanic” continues Fellowes’ penchant for exploring England’s social strata. And what’s a better setting than an ocean liner divided into first, second and steerage classes?
Horoscope for April 14
April 14, 2012
For Saturday, April 14: This year you will open doors if you are OK with the unexpected and not rigid about sticking to the status quo. Network, socialize and commit to key causes. Expand your immediate circle. If you are single, a friendship could transform into a loving relationship. Do not fight the inevitable. If you are attached, the two of you express a lot of mutual caring.
100 years ago: County jail prisoner makes casual escape
April 14, 2012
“‘Duke’ didn’t like the county jail as a residence.”