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Dickey sharp against Royals
April 13, 2013
R.A. Dickey hopes the injury to Jose Reyes sparks the Toronto Blue Jays.
How former Jayhawks fared in April 13 NBA games
April 13, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday’s NBA games.
Vigil held to promote gun control
April 13, 2013
A dozen local residents with Organizing for Action held a candlelight vigil for the victims of gun violence Saturday evening in front of Lawrence City Hall, 6 East Sixth St..
Opinion: Justin McCay makes big first impression
April 13, 2013
After sitting out most of the last three seasons, Kansas University receiver Justin McCay needed to stand out in the spring game, and he did, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes.• Box score• Charlie Weis postgame audio
Dazzling debut: Jake Heaps shines in Blue’s spring game win
April 13, 2013
The Kansas University Blue team’s offense, made up of first-team players, was sensational, rolling up 352 yards and capping six drives with points during a scrimmage that featured a running clock. By Matt Tait• Box score• Charlie Weis postgame audio
Talk on KU Historic District draws curious crowd
April 13, 2013
Kansas University’s newly designated historic district was of interest enough to pack a room Saturday at the Watkins Community Museum of History. More than 30 history buffs showed up for a talk about the district — and a second, adjacent district for which planning is in the works. By Sara Shepherd
KU’s Big Event getting bigger: Thousands turn out to volunteer for one-day, citywide effort
April 13, 2013
Kansas University’s Big Event is, in fact, big — and getting bigger. About 3,000 students, faculty and staff members turned out Saturday to perform community service projects at about 400 sites across Lawrence. Organizers say the effort is a very visible way for KU to say “thank you” to the community. By Sara Shepherd
Obama coming to Lawrence to visit KU on Friday
April 13, 2013
President Obama will visit Kansas University on Friday. The KU Office of Public Affairs and the White House will release more information on the president’s visit as it becomes available. The event may or may not be open to the public, the KU release said.
Lawrence legislators say they hope Kansans will turn the tide on current policies
April 13, 2013
Lawrence legislators on Saturday expressed pessimism about the state budget and tax situation, but said they were optimistic that Kansans will eventually reject the conservative Republican policies that dominate the Kansas Legislature. By Scott Rothschild
Parents face waiting lists for preschool space
April 13, 2013
The recently-passed $92.5 million bond issue will add some preschool classrooms in Lawrence, but many families will remain on waiting lists. Programs for low- and moderate-income families also face funding shortfalls. By Peter Hancock
Faith Forum: How is paying taxes different from tithing?
April 13, 2013
The Rev. Rob Baldwin and the Rev. Mitch Todd answer.
Around and About for April 13, 2013
April 13, 2013
Army National Guard Pfc. Joseph F. Chavez Jr., a 2008 graduate of Lawrence Free State High School, has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
Reyes hurt; Jays rip K.C.
April 13, 2013
Jose Reyes heard a pop in his left ankle as he awkwardly slid into second base. After that, everything else was a blur to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.
LHS soccer falls, 4-1
April 13, 2013
Washburn Rural defeated Lawrence High, 4-1, in girls soccer Friday.
LHS baseball wins, 1-0, in 10 innings
April 13, 2013
Lawrence High’s Shane Willoughby batted in C.J. Stuever in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift LHS baseball over Topeka Seaman, 1-0, on Friday night.
Elijah Johnson, Travis Releford solid at Invitational
April 13, 2013
Kansas University senior Elijah Johnson has not suffered a case of the jitters at this week’s Portsmouth Invitational for NBA prospects in Virginia. By Gary Bedore
FSHS track wins but loses at Barrier Breakers
April 13, 2013
Only once a year during track season can a 12th-place finish carry as much weight as a victory. That was the format Friday at Free State High’s Barrier Breaker meet. By Benton Smith
Timely hitting: Tharp’s single lifts KU baseball to extra-inning win
April 13, 2013
Tucker Tharp singled to right field with two outs in the bottom of the 12th inning to give Kansas a 7-6 baseball victory against Texas at Hoglund Ballpark. By Matt Tait
Spring(board?) game nigh for KU football
April 13, 2013
During Kansas University senior Christian Matthews’ first three seasons in Lawrence, the 6-foot-1, 192-pound wide receiver enjoyed back-to-back big spring games and believed each time that the strong showing in the annual scrimmage was a sign of things to come. It wasn’t. By Matt Tait
Local boxer Oliveira wins by TKO
April 13, 2013
Former Haskell Indian Nations University basketball player Marcus Oliveira earned a shot at the WBA light heavyweight title by scoring an 11th-round TKO against Ryan Coyne on Friday.
KU tennis falls to UT
April 13, 2013
Kansas University tennis remained winless in the Big 12 with a 6-1 loss to 29th-ranked Texas on Friday at Jayhawk Tennis Center.
Weekend wrap-up: Guilty pleas in domestic violence, theft cases
April 13, 2013
A wrap-up of criminal cases this week in Douglas County court. Click on the highlighted links to see more stories with details.
25 years ago: Suburban mall plan again rejected
April 13, 2013
“I think we as a city have a right to determine how we want to grow.”
40 years ago: Regents announce selection of new KU chancellor
April 13, 2013
The selection of the 13th Chancellor of the University of Kansas was announced this week.
Simons’ Saturday Column: Universities should put spotlight on academic stars
April 13, 2013
How long has it been since the university called a news conference to announce a student, faculty member or dean was leaving KU or that an all-star recruit was coming to the campus as a student, faculty member or dean? T
Letter: First preamble
April 13, 2013
Holly Weatherford, American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas and Western Missouri, is concerned that the Kansas Legislature, in passing HB2253, has declared that “the life of each human being begins at fertilization” and that “unborn children have interests in life, health and well-being that should be protected.” She asserts, “That preamble language is dangerous.” (Journal-World, April 10) Dangerous? They have found nothing different than those who wrote the preamble to the Declaration of Independence: “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Letter: Another parade?
April 13, 2013
Congratulations to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade committee, which showed so much of the green and now is distributing a lot of the green to worthy causes. They have displayed a lot of their colors.
Agenda for April 16 Lawrence City Commission meeting
April 13, 2013
6:35 p.m. Tuesday, City Hall
Tune In Tonight: Bets placed on babies in new show
April 13, 2013
We share an impulse to find joy in infant behavior. But taken to extremes, such pleasures can become infantile. That, in a nutshell, is both the appeal and the pitfall of the new game show “Bet On Your Baby” (7 p.m. Saturday, ABC). Like the old “Newlywed Game,” where the recently hitched won money and prizes based on correct answers to slightly naughty questions about their spouses, “Bet” asks proud parents to wager on the behavior of their barely toddling children. Can junior be coerced into spinning in a circle seven times in 20 seconds? Are you willing to lose money if he doesn’t?
How former Jayhawks fared in April 12 NBA games
April 13, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Friday’s NBA games.
100 years ago: Custody battle plays out in Lawrence courtroom
April 13, 2013
“Two relatives are warring in the courts for the possession of the little girl.”
Opinion: U.S. must re-engineer its health care system
April 13, 2013
Today, there is increasing worry and frustration with the cost and variation in health care quality, as well as the apparent lack of plans to resolve this in the near future. From the White House to Wall Street and main streets, from corporate board rooms to the small business owner, to families raising small children and retirees, there is a well justifiable fear that escalating health care costs will result in mediocre health care and increased health care rationing. Most proposed solutions to the health care crisis focus largely on making consumers share some of the financial responsibility for health care bills. Our analysis documents there is not enough money available today or tomorrow to support our present, fragmented health care delivery system.
Horoscopes for April 13
April 13, 2013
For Saturday, April 13: This year you attract many people, but you will have a low tolerance for anyone who is superficial. You enjoy learning and exchanging ideas, as long as it’s on your terms. If you are single, your wit and charisma attract many people. If you are attached, the two of you share secrets and laugh together more often.