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As Elijah Johnson gets better, so do Jayhawks
December 16, 2012
A healthy Elijah Johnson has helped rejuvenate Kansas University’s basketball offense, which has averaged 89.5 points a game in back-to-back victories over Colorado and Belmont in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Opinion: Kansas football still needs help at wide receiver
December 16, 2012
It appears Charlie Weis, motivated by a miserable first season as Kansas University football coach, is in the late stages of a remarkable recruiting haul on the junior-college front. Strangely, however, wide receiver, the second-least-productive position (behind quarterback) for the 1-11 Jayhawks, still doesn’t look strong on paper. By Tom Keegan
Raiders shut out Kansas City, 15-0
December 16, 2012
The defense dominated, the running game clicked and the Oakland Raiders finally ended up on the winning end for the first time in seven weeks. If only the Raiders could play the Kansas City Chiefs more often.
How former Jayhawks fared in Dec. 16 NBA games
December 16, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Sunday’s NBA games.
Topeka man arrested on firearms, stolen property charges
December 16, 2012
Police arrested a 39-year-old Topeka man in Lawrence on Saturday night on charges of illegally possessing a firearm, a controlled substance and stolen property.
Two Topeka police officers killed in shooting, officials report
08:22 p.m., December 16, 2012 Updated 12:21 a.m.
Topeka police are seeking a 22-year-old man suspected of killing two officers Sunday evening. By Scott Rothschild
Building a gym: A Lawrence small business success story
December 16, 2012
Step inside the Lawrence CrossFit gym and you’ll be greeted by the 24-year-old, shaggy-haired, shirtless, tattooed proprietor Thomas Thatcher, a former Marine who recovered from a mental health breakdown in 2010 to start his own business. By Shaun Hittle
Lawrence police call second public meeting on downtown surveillance cameras
December 16, 2012
The Lawrence Police Department will hold a public meeting Tuesday to discuss the details of its plan for surveillance cameras in downtown Lawrence. By Ian Cummings
Lawrence schools planning expanded career and technical education
December 16, 2012
Lawrence school board hopes to finalize plans for a bond election in April, part of which would go for expanding career education through partnerships with community and technical colleges. By Peter Hancock
Secret Santa pays families’ layaway bills at Lawrence Walmart
December 16, 2012
Christmas came early for some Lawrence families this year, when an anonymous older couple paid off layaway bills at a Lawrence Walmart that included toys for children.
Goodrich helps KU women survive vs. Prairie View A&M
04:41 p.m., December 16, 2012 Updated 06:06 p.m.
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team survived a scare from Prairie View A&M Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse in its final non-conference home game of the season once senior point guard Angel Goodrich scored seven of her 19 points in the final five minutes. By Benton Smith
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
December 16, 2012
Road work planned for the week of December 17, 2012.
Chiefs end star receiver Bowe’s season
December 16, 2012
The Chiefs put wide receiver Dwayne Bowe on injured reserve Saturday night, ending his season and potentially his up-and-down career in Kansas City.
Kansas women looking to build good habits during softer span in schedule
December 16, 2012
The Kansas University women’s basketball team isn’t overlooking lesser foes like Prairie View A&M — 2 p.m. today at Allen Fieldhouse — but KU coach Bonnie Henrickson is making sure her team doesn’t waste an opportunity to improve before a tough Big 12 conference slate. By Benton Smith
Order in the court: Attorneys make concession in fight over judicial selection
December 16, 2012
With little fanfare, a group in the middle of the fight over state appellate judges has made a big concession. The Kansas Bar Association’s governing board recently approved a resolution that maintains support for the merit selection of judges on the Kansas Supreme Court and Kansas Court of Appeals, but also says it’s OK with changing the way members are selected to a judicial nominating committee. By Scott Rothschild
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Coaching first and second grade girls is a tall order for this basketball coach
December 16, 2012
A seven-foot-tall former Division I and semi-pro basketball player surely has something to teach young basketball players. But when the team consists of first and second-graders, Alyn Thomsen can attest that they’ll teach you something too. By Chad Lawhorn
Off the Beaten Plate: Boti Kabab at India Palace
December 16, 2012
While you won’t find it on many Kansas barbecue joint menus, lamb’s strong flavor is actually a great match for a bit of char. By Sara Shepherd
Veritas boys basketball loses first game, 55-22 to Manhattan CHIEF
December 16, 2012
Manhattan CHIEF handed Veritas Christian School’s boys basketball team its first loss, 55-22, on Saturday night.
Seabury boys basketball falls to Axtell
December 16, 2012
Joe Simpson scored 15 points, and Mito Owino added 10, but Seabury Academy fell to Axtell, 63-55, on Saturday at Seabury.
Veritas girls basketball routs Manhattan CHIEF, 42-22
December 16, 2012
Veritas Christian School overcame a slow start and claimed high school girls basketball victory, 42-22, against Manhattan CHIEF on Saturday night.
Seabury girls come back for momentum-building victory over Axtell
December 16, 2012
Alexa Gaumer scored 18 points, and Courtney Hoag scored 11 to lead Seabury Academy to a 39-34 girls basketball victory over Axtell on Saturday at Seabury.
KU professor: Blame American culture, not the Mayas, for Dec. 21 doomsday talk
December 16, 2012
If the world doesn’t end Friday, John Hoopes says, please don’t blame the Mayan civilization. It’s just not true that the Mayas predicted the apocalypse would happen on Dec. 21, 2012, the Kansas University archaeologist says. Hoopes has been studying the “2012 phenomenon” for about a decade. By Matt Erickson
40 years ago: LHS orchestra returns from Chicago trip
December 16, 2012
The 85 members of the Lawrence High School Orchestra were enjoying a triumphant return.
25 years ago: Discarded fireplace ashes lead to house fire
December 16, 2012
Three engines and 18 firefighters had responded to the alarm.
Opinion: Kerry is a good choice for State
December 16, 2012 in print edition on A7
What kind of secretary of state would Sen. John Kerry make? That’s the question of the moment after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s surprise decision Thursday to withdraw her name from consideration, making Kerry the likely nominee.
100 years ago: Proposed motorcar tax would fund road improvements
December 16, 2012
“Tonight the Lawrence Automobile and Good Roads Association will meet.”
Timeless sound
Saxophone quartet River City Reeds spread their music
December 16, 2012
Local saxophone quartet River City Reeds, which performs for free throughout the community, has been going strong since stemming off from the New Horizons Band more than a decade ago.
Foxy by Proxy to perform holiday show that’s both naughty and nice
December 16, 2012
Foxy by Proxy, which is not your typical cabaret-style burlesque, will have its first Christmas show, “Miracle on Mass. Street,” this Saturday.
After 31 years, Thelma Sophocleous retiring from Raintree Montessori School
December 16, 2012
Long-time office manager and all-around organizer is credited for much of the local Montessori school’s success. By Peter Hancock
Editorial: Choice awaited
Delays in selecting an executive vice chancellor are hurting the Kansas University Medical Center.
December 16, 2012
It is puzzling why it is taking so long for Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little to announce whom she has selected to become the new executive vice chancellor of the KU Medical Center.
Tune In Tonight: Lineup has holiday flicks, reality ‘events’
December 16, 2012
Christmas comes early for fans of Casper Van Dien. The “Starship Troopers” and “Beverly Hills, 90210” star appears in “Christmas Twister” (4 p.m., ION).
Horoscopes for Dec. 16
December 16, 2012
For Sunday, Dec. 16: This year you seem much more willing to slow down and just chat with friends. You recognize that there is more to life than work — it is the people in your life that make a difference. If you are single, you will find that you have too many choices. If you are attached, you will want to socialize more often.