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K.C.’s Black Archives finds a new home
January 7, 2012
A rare collection that details the history of the Kansas City region’s black community will go on permanent display in June, completing a recovery from financial and legal problems that had threatened its existence.
Kansas doctor, wife say attorneys had conflict
January 7, 2012
New attorneys for a Kansas doctor and his wife convicted in a moneymaking conspiracy linked to 68 overdose deaths asked an appeals court to throw out their convictions, arguing their trial lawyers served as little more than “mouthpieces” for a patient advocate who used the case to promote her own agenda.
KU women drop home game to Kansas State, 63-57
January 7, 2012
If you’ve followed the rivalry between the Kansas University women’s basketball team and in-state foe Kansas State, you probably figured that K-State guard Brittany Chambers would play a huge role in Saturday’s Sunflower Showdown at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas leaders pursuing 2 paths in next step after Boeing announces plant closure
January 7, 2012
Some Kansas officials felt betrayed when they learned Boeing Co. was contemplating closing its defense plant in Wichita, and the area’s congressman says he’s researching whether the company can be held to promises to bring thousands of jobs to the Sunflower State.
Sooners wowed by Travis Releford
January 7, 2012
Kansas University forward Travis Releford made quite an impression on Oklahoma’s players and coaches following his 28-point effort in KU’s 72-61 victory on Saturday at Noble Center.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook: Travis Releford OK after shoulder stinger
January 7, 2012
KU junior Travis Releford hurt his shoulder in the second half. He left the game for a minute or so before returning.
This year’s identity? Defend and dash
January 7, 2012
Not many college basketball teams have four starters who could hang with Kansas University’s four best players in a sprint-relay/high-jump competition.
Tyshawn Taylor on Twitter criticism from fans: ‘ … I’m going to leave it alone’
January 7, 2012
Kansas University senior guard Tyshawn Taylor entered into a brief war of words on Twitter with some of his most vocal critics Friday night.
Gov. Brownback talks fracking in Oklahoma
January 7, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback made a pit stop in Oklahoma City to talk fracking en route to Texas for the Cotton Bowl.
Wheel genius: Road work planned for this week
January 7, 2012
Road work planned for the week of Jan. 8.
Brownback has full agenda awaiting legislators as session starts Monday
January 7, 2012
The 2012 legislative session that starts Monday will feature Gov. Sam Brownback trying to push through major changes in nearly all facets of state government.
City, business leaders not sounding alarm over retail store closings
January 7, 2012
When news came out that Sears was going to close about 100 Sears and Kmart stores across the country, commercial real estate agent Doug Brown didn’t need to see the list to know that Lawrence’s Sears store on South Iowa Street would be on it.
Putting on a show: Travis Releford impresses family, scores 28 in KU’s 72-61 victory over Oklahoma
January 7, 2012
After hitting the showers and meeting the media, Kansas University’s Travis Releford traipsed back into Noble Center on Saturday to meet his own personal cheering section — one led by his grandmother, Rose Cliff, who lives in Wagoner, and seven cousins from Tulsa.
400,000 bottles of beer on the wall: 2011 by the numbers in Lawrence
January 7, 2012
What did you do in 2011? Some of us had babies, a few of us built new homes and a lot of us had a glass or two of Free State beer.
Unbeaten No. 4 Baylor upends Texas Tech, 73-60
January 7, 2012
Pierre Jackson scored 19 points and No. 4 Baylor beat Texas Tech 73-60 on Saturday.
No. 23 Kansas St. runs past No. 7 Missouri, 75-59
January 7, 2012
Rodney McGruder scored 20 points to lead No. 23 Kansas State past No. 7 Missouri 75-59 Saturday.
Man charged in string of auto burglaries
January 7, 2012
A 23-year-old Lawrence man faces four charges, including two felonies, in Douglas County District Court in connection with his arrest Thursday after a string of auto burglaries at an apartment complex in the 1700 block of West 24th Street.
Death of man found in woods investigated
January 7, 2012
Douglas County Undersheriff Steve Hornberger said Friday that the department is continuing to investigate a “suspicious death” of a 39-year-old Topeka man whose body was found Thursday morning west of Lecompton.
Ex-Dillons employee gets probation
January 7, 2012
A former Dillons employee received a two-year probation sentence on Friday for stealing more than $30,000 from the store, mostly by taking money out of cash registers over a 10-month period.
Library raises $1 million for expansion plans
January 7, 2012
Leaders of the Lawrence Public Library have completed a $1 million fundraising campaign to help boost expansion plans for the downtown library.
40 years ago: Lawrence weather veers from icy to warm
January 7, 2012
A typical Kansas weather-change was on the horizon.
100 years ago: North Lawrence’s Pilgrim Church merges with Plymouth Congregational
January 7, 2012
“Its building erected in 1866 was the first church edifice on the north side of the river.”
Jayhawks in the NBA
January 7, 2012 in print edition on B2
A look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action Friday, Jan. 6, 2012.
Arkansas clips ’Cats in Cotton Bowl, 29-16
January 7, 2012 in print edition on B2
Joe Adams had his fourth punt return for a touchdown this season and No. 7 Arkansas matched a school record with its 11th victory, beating No. 11 Kansas State, 29-16, in the Cotton Bowl on Friday night.
Ex-Firebird Georgi Funtarov suits up for Seahawks
January 7, 2012 in print edition on B4
Seabury Academy’s boys basketball team has already played five games, but Saturday might as well be the unofficial opener.
Momentum’s on the line in Sunflower Showdown
January 7, 2012 in print edition on B6
In the latest Associated Press women’s basketball poll, released early last week, Kansas University received one vote after an 11-1 start to the season.
Area high school basketball roundup: De Soto boys edge Eudora, 40-37
January 7, 2012 in print edition on B6
Mason Wedel scored 14 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter as De Soto built a 10-point fourth-quarter lead before pulling out a three-point win. Andrew Ballock led Eudora with 15 points.
Veritas boys 51, Topeka Heritage 18
January 7, 2012 in print edition on B6
Elijah Penny scored 20 points for Veritas — more than the entire Topeka Heritage team scored in the Eagles’ 33-point win. Andrew Currier scored 13 points.
Veritas girls fall behind early, lose to Topeka Heritage, 46-30
January 7, 2012 in print edition on B6
The Veritas girls led by six after the first quarter but ended up bowing out to Topeka Heritage Christian, 46-30.
Lon Kruger, rebuilding Sooners host Jayhawks
January 7, 2012 in print edition on B1
Well-traveled Lon Kruger, who has been all over the map since leaving Kansas State in 1990, has returned to the heartland to coach college basketball.
FSHS boys fall short against Olathe East
January 7, 2012 in print edition on B1
When Free State High coach Chuck Law talked about his team closing the gap, he wasn’t talking about points.
Undefeated: Free State girls lose first game of season, 58-45
January 7, 2012 in print edition on B1
Junior Chelsea Casady went into Friday’s game hyped about the opportunity of staying unbeaten and doing it against a very good Olathe East opponent.
Kansas, Oklahoma still tied together
January 7, 2012 in print edition on B1
Men moving to start new phases of their basketball lives so often travel the roads that connect Kansas and Oklahoma.
Obama strength highlights need for GOP gains in Congress
January 7, 2012
This week’s Iowa caucuses kicked off the “for-real” battle to choose the GOP nominee to defeat President Obama in November’s presidential election.
Latin America muzzles news media
January 7, 2012
It’s hard to believe that this would happen today in a largely democratic region, but the beginning of 2012 finds much of Latin America suffering the worst wave of press censorship since the rightist military dictatorships of the 1970s.
Santorum offers worthy alternative to Mitt
January 7, 2012
After every other conservative alternative to Mitt Romney crashed and burned (libertarian Ron Paul is in a category of his own), from the rubble emerges Rick Santorum. But he isn’t just the last man standing. He is the first challenger to be plausibly presidential: knowledgeable, articulate, experienced, of stable character and authentic ideology.
‘Fixing Pete’ could use a tune up
January 7, 2012
Men just want to be left alone to watch football, but women want to “improve” them. That’s the lesson of “Fixing Pete” (7 p.m., Hallmark). Like many of this network’s offerings, “Pete” seems to have run out of creative gas shortly after it was cast. Look for Valerie Harper (yes, “Rhoda” herself!) as a high-powered publisher who assigns fledgling writer Ashley (Brooke Burns) her very own column on the condition that she dedicate it to the makeover of Pete (Dylan Bruno), a slovenly sportswriter. He has little interest in the project, but his boss, played by John Ratzenberger (“Cheers”), insists. Stacy Keibler (“Dancing With the Stars”) also appears
Horoscope for Jan. 7
January 7, 2012
This year you can be intellectual yet emotional. Use your instincts with a financial matter. Clarify issues within a relationship if you are attached, though your partner might be vested in keeping the status quo. If you are single, you easily could find yourself trying to make a decision about your status. You could meet someone significant this year. Cancer can be challenging.
25 years ago: DLA members polled on downtown mall proposal
January 7, 2012
Only 33 percent supported the proposed mall location in the 600 block.
Local WR Justin McCay to transfer to KU
January 7, 2012 in print edition on B1
A couple of weeks ago, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis delivered what many were calling the biggest recruiting day in program history when he landed former Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist and Jake Heaps, a QB who is transferring to KU from BYU.
Faith Forum: New Year’s resolutions involving one’s faith: good idea or bad idea?
January 7, 2012
The Rev. Jeff Barclay and the Rev. Matt Sturtevant answer.
ONW downs LHS after half, 66-52
January 7, 2012 in print edition on B4
Entering Friday night’s home game with just one loss, Lawrence High’s boys basketball team got served a serious dose of deja vu when they hosted Olathe Northwest.
Olathe Northwest girls 62, Lawrence High 20
January 7, 2012 in print edition on B4
Lawrence High’s girls basketball team was well aware of the challenge that awaited them at home Friday night.