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Tim Biere among Chiefs’ cuts
August 26, 2012
The Kansas City Chiefs have released 14 players ahead of the NFL’s deadline to reach the 75-man roster limit, including former Kansas University tight end Tim Biere.
Escobar’s two errors doom Royals to 8-6 loss
August 26, 2012
Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar is proud of what he has done at the plate so far this season. It was his glove that had him feeling lousy Sunday.
Kansas libraries let people check out cake pans
August 26, 2012
A longtime practice of checking out cake pans at libraries in Kansas, particularly in rural areas, has increased as people look for a way to save money while still providing treats for special occasions.
Kamara scores both goals in Sporting KC’s 1-1 draw
August 26, 2012
Sporting Kansas City’s Kei Kamara delivered on a brilliant header in the opening minutes Sunday night and then gave it back with an own-goal moments later for the only scoring in a 1-1 draw with the New York Red Bulls.
Future Jayhawks solid in basketball showcase
August 26, 2012
Future Kansas University basketball players Brannen Greene and Conner Frankamp scored 13 and five points respectively in helping the Raymond Lewis squad defeat the Marques Johnson squad, 164-138, in Saturday’s Under Armour Elite 24 all-star game in Venice Beach, Calif.
It’s a marriage made in … Hilton Head … for local golf instructors
KU assistant, Firekeeper instructor met at golf academy
August 26, 2012
Heritage Academy in Hilton Head, S.C., is listed as a previous school for three Kansas University golfers, including two on the women’s team. It’s not difficult to trace the connection to the school where world-renowned Hank Haney heads the golf instruction and students partake in an academic year that stretches from mid-August through the end of May.
Kansas soccer blanks UNLV
August 26, 2012
Senior Whitney Berry had a goal and two assists, and senior goalkeeper Kat Liebetrau recorded her second-straight shutout as Kansas University blanked UNLV, 3-0, in nonconference soccer on Sunday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Lubbock’s last stand: KU safety Lubbock Smith’s career comes full circle
August 26, 2012
There are a dozen different ways to describe Kansas University safety Lubbock Smith.
City drafting Oread guides
Plan will set out rules for neighborhood development
August 26, 2012
A proposed plan to shore up the ever-changing Oread neighborhood is set to enter a new phase at Lawrence City Hall. Commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting are expected to officially ask the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission to begin weighing in on how the neighborhood near the university should develop in the future.
Dead may bring new life to notorious, perhaps haunted, bordello
August 26, 2012
A Main Street building in southeast Kansas with loads of history and notoriety — and maybe even some ghosts — has been spared from demolition.
Musicians young and old pick through bluegrass tunes
August 26, 2012
Groups of musicians sat in circles Sunday afternoon in South Park strumming their instruments or listening to the concert performers during the 32nd annual Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships.
Man critically injured in pedestrian-vehicle accident on Tennessee Street
08:36 a.m., August 26, 2012 Updated 08:39 p.m.
Lawrence police responded early Sunday to an accident involving a pedestrian and two vehicles in the 1600 block of Tennessee.
Wheel Genius: Road work this week
August 26, 2012
City construction projects are now mapped at http://lawks.us/construction-map.
De Soto Days set for next weekend
August 26, 2012
De Soto will hold its 47th annual De Soto Days over Labor Day weekend at Miller Memorial Park, 32400 W. 83rd St.
No. 18 Baker football upends No. 11 Ottawa
August 26, 2012
Junior transfer Dillon Baxter rushed for 84 yards on 23 carries, and backup quarterback Sam Vossen threw for 129 yards and a touchdown as 18th-ranked Baker University opened its football season with a 27-20 victory over No. 11 Ottawa on Saturday.
KU volleyball falls in final
August 26, 2012
Kansas University’s volleyball team suffered a four-set loss to Arkansas in the championship match of the Arkansas Invitational on Saturday at Barnhill Arena.
Royals outlast depleted Bosox
August 26, 2012
Tony Abreu singled home the go-ahead run in the 12th inning, and the Kansas City Royals completed their comeback from a six-run deficit by beating the Boston Red Sox, 10-9, on Saturday night.
Preservation games
August 26, 2012
It’s hard to see how the Varsity House can be reassembled in a manner that even resembles its original site and condition.
25 years ago: Marching Jayhawks to perform during presidential visit
August 26, 2012
President Reagan was scheduled to be in Topeka for Landon’s 100th birthday.
Science writer and KU alumna to have book signing
August 26, 2012
BoingBoing.net science editor, New York Times Magazine columnist and Kansas University alumna Maggie Koerth-Baker will be in Lawrence this week to sign copies of her book, “Before the Lights Go Out.”
Deadline for banned books art submissions extended
August 26, 2012
The Lawrence Public Library has extended the deadline for its call for artists to help mark Banned Books Week until Friday.
Meeting on public library art project set for Thursday
August 26, 2012
Artists who want to know more about the Percent for Art commission planned for the renovated Lawrence Public Library can attend an information session Thursday at the library, 707 Vt.
Behind the Lens: Lights can help separate photo subject, background
August 26, 2012
I’ve talked before about visual style and how each Journal-World photographer gravitates toward creating a particular look in the photos we create.
40 years ago: Lawrence man severely injured in explosion
August 26, 2012
Ralph B. Freed was reported in critical condition at KU Med.
KU forward Carolyn Davis’ recovery on course
August 26, 2012
Kansas University senior basketball forward Carolyn Davis has entered the final stages of rehab from ACL surgery on her left knee.
Garden Calendar: Fall flowers brighten landscape
August 26, 2012
Now is the perfect time to spruce up a heat- and drought-stressed landscape with fall-blooming and cool-weather-loving plants.
Kovel’s Antiques: Before chairs were for everyone, footstools reigned
August 26, 2012
A cricket is an insect, but it also may be a footstool.
Local Celtic musician to perform at Irish Fest
August 26, 2012
Lawrence native and Celtic musician Ashley Davis will be among the performers at the 10th annual Kansas City Irish Fest this week.
‘Threepenny Opera’ auditions this week
August 26, 2012
The Lawrence Arts Center is seeking actors age 18 and older to audition for Brecht and Weill’s cabaret-style musical “Threepenny Opera.”
Faith Forum: Is it OK to explore different religions when you move away to college?
August 26, 2012
Pastor David Rivers and Judy Roitman answer.
A river runs through Nancy Marshall’s work
August 26, 2012
Nancy Marshall’s River Series paintings aren’t exactly landscapes. And they aren’t exactly still lifes.
Ryan adds ideology to GOP team
August 26, 2012 in print edition on A7
Conventions are the seventh-inning stretches of presidential politics, a pause to consider the interminable prelude and the coming climax. Republicans gathering in Tampa face an unusual election in which they do not have a substantial advantage concerning the most presidential subject, foreign policy.
End all, be all: Versatile Toben Opurum settling in
August 26, 2012
From promising running back to adaptable defensive end and several stops in between, Kansas University senior Toben Opurum has done plenty during his first three years in a KU uniform.
Recognizing roadblocks to progress
August 26, 2012 in print edition on A7
So, dear friends, we gather again to celebrate Aug. 26, the anniversary of the passage of women’s suffrage. We honor our foremothers in our special way by handing out the Equal Rites Awards for those who have done the most to slow down progress.
100 years ago: Runaway horse and buggy speed down Mass Street
August 26, 2012
“The horse ran south through almost the entire business section.”
‘Episodes’ season ends
August 26, 2012
Stories must have a beginning, a middle and an end. Aristotle wrote that some years ago, and it’s been true ever since. While individual television episodes follow that philosophy, TV shows — particularly successful ones — tend to rattle on forever, or at least until they go into syndication. Whatever comes first.
Horoscope for Aug. 26
August 26, 2012
For Sunday, Aug. 26: This year you are grounded, yet you also are in touch with your creative side. As a result, you’ll find solutions easily. If you are single, love often is on your mind. If you are attached, the two of you act like new lovers.