Archive for Sunday, April 14, 2013

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Santana, Gordon save day for Royals
April 14, 2013
Ervin Santana kept the Kansas City Royals in the game, wiggling out of every jam that the Toronto Blue Jays created. Alex Gordon made all the work pay off.
KU wideouts say spring a harbinger
April 14, 2013
It took until the fourth score of Saturday’s spring football game, but Kansas University finally celebrated a touchdown from a wide receiver again. By Matt Tait
Opinion: Jake Heaps instant upgrade
April 14, 2013
During a spring football game in which he threw accurate passes, long and short, Kansas University junior-to-be quarterback Jake Heaps eased anxiety in the minds of so many who hope he becomes the school’s first productive player since Todd Reesing at the most important position on the field. By Tom Keegan
Kansas hoops banquet tonight
April 14, 2013
Kansas University’s 2012-13 basketball team will be honored at the Jayhawks’ postseason awards banquet tonight at the Holidome. By Gary Bedore
Locking ’Horns: Kansas wins testy baseball finale, series with Texas
April 14, 2013
More than anything, Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price was proud of his team’s fight following the Jayhawks’ 4-3 victory over Texas on Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark. By Jesse Newell
How former Jayhawks fared in April 14 NBA games
April 14, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Sunday’s NBA games.
KU students show off design ideas for potential Ford vehicle innovation
01:49 p.m., April 14, 2013 Updated 07:17 p.m.
Last year, Ford Motor Company approached Kansas University’s Center for Design Research, seeking help in cutting down the size and shape of the traditional vehicle gearshifter, the necesary but inconvenient automobile device often situated smack dab in the middle of the front seat. A team of students taking an elective design class this semester tackled the project and showed off their ideas Sunday during a public demonstration in front of Hy-Vee, 3504 Clinton Parkway. By Shaun Hittle
Opinion: Song’s racial theme misses mark
April 14, 2013 in print edition on A9
There are many things to say about Brad Paisley’s new song. The country music giant is under fire for “Accidental Racist,” about a Starbucks employee who objects to Paisley’s Confederate battle flag shirt. The song, Paisley’s attempt to metabolize his conflicted feelings as “a white man comin’ to you from the southland” trying to pick his way through the minefield of race, has generated, well … feedback.
Kansas rowers qualify for Knecht Cup finals
April 14, 2013
Kansas University’s rowing team qualified four boats for the Grand Finals and two boats for the Petite Finals at the Knecht Cup on Saturday.
KU soccer wins two exhibitions
April 14, 2013
Kansas University’s soccer team earned exhibition victories over South Dakota State and Drake on Saturday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
KU women’s golf in second at Indiana
April 14, 2013
Thanuttra Boonraksasat was tied for third place after two rounds of the Indiana Invitational on Saturday as Kansas University’s women’s golf team was in second place heading into today’s final round.
KU men’s golf leads at Hawkeye Invitational
April 14, 2013
The Kansas University men’s golf team leads the Hawkeye Invite after two rounds at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City.
KU women’s track third at Arkansas meet
April 14, 2013
Kansas University senior Paris Daniels raced to the third-fastest 200-meter time in the world this year as the KU women’s track and field team finished third on Saturday at the John McDonnell Invitational.
Kansas softball splits doubleheader at Furman
April 14, 2013
The Kansas University softball team ended up on both sides of dominant pitching performances Saturday afternoon and split a doubleheader with Furman at Pepsi Softball Stadium.
KU signee Joel Embiid praised for defense at Jordan Classic
April 14, 2013
Future Kansas University basketball center Joel Embiid blocked a game-high five shots to help the West to a 102-98 victory over the East in Saturday’s Jordan Brand Classic in Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. By Gary Bedore
Longhorns win pitchers’ duel against KU baseball
April 14, 2013
It took a masterful, complete-game pitching performance from Texas sophomore Dillon Peters to halt Kansas University’s four-game baseball winning streak Saturday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark. By Gary Bedore
KU spring game notebook: Cummings-Ford connection leads White team
April 14, 2013
With most of Kansas University’s top offensive playmakers suiting up for the Blue team during Saturday’s spring game at Memorial Stadium, the White squad, which was led by sophomore quarterback Michael Cummings was forced to find a way with several Jayhawk reserves. By Matt Tait
Lawrence couple create home for poetry in tree at their home
April 14, 2013
There are poetry posts, poetry poles and even poetry boxes, but Lawrence may be the only place in America that has a “Poet Tree” — a maple tree in the front yard of Joe and Vicki Douglas’ home at 2804 Oxford Road. By Margie Carr
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Hopping around with downtown’s Toad
April 14, 2013
For 23 years, Tim “Toad” Easum and his moped have been making the trip to downtown Lawrence most Mondays through Saturdays to do whatever errand needs doing for downtown businesses. By Chad Lawhorn
The making of ‘K2’: Court records detail origin and boom of synthetic marijuana
April 14, 2013
A trio of men, indicted last week for their role in selling and manufacturing a synthetic marijuana product called “K2,” were warned about the murky legal territory of their their multimillion-dollar operation. Prosecutors allege the men made more than $3 million selling K2 and other synthetic compounds across the country. But how it was sold and labeled could land the men behind bars for the rest of their lives. By Shaun Hittle
25 years ago: Thousands celebrate NCAA title with downtown parade
April 14, 2013
An estimated 60,000 fans had packed downtown to cheer for coach Larry Brown and his 1988 NCAA basketball champions.
40 years ago: Man shot, killed during tavern burglary
April 14, 2013
A man in the act of burglarizing the In Sight Tavern, 2205 Haskell, had been shot and killed by police officers.
Editorial: On the move
State government offices aren’t as physically tied to Topeka as they once were.
April 14, 2013
Just like Greensburg is the home of the world’s largest hand-dug well and Cawker City is the home of the world’s largest ball of twine, Topeka is the home of Kansas state government. Or is it? No one is likely to move the ball of twine, and Greensburg’s well certainly isn’t going anywhere, but, for better or worse, the presence of state offices in Topeka no longer is guaranteed.
Tune In Tonight: Nostalgia the focus of “The 80’s”
April 14, 2013
Rob Lowe narrates “The 80s: The Decade That Made Us” (8 p.m. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, National Geographic), a six-part flashback to a formative period. The commentary surrounding the recent death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher reminds us of some of the stark choices of the period, a time when leaders in both the United Kingdom and the United States began to enthusiastically extol the virtues of market forces and downplay or demonize the more distributive government actions of previous decades.
Film festival at KU to showcase reality of Africa
April 14, 2013
The Africa World Documentary Film Festival at Kansas University aims to inform people about the African experience by highlighting films that focus on actual Africans and their stories. The festival is scheduled for April 17-20 at 3139 and 3140 Wescoe Hall, 1445 Jayhawk Blvd. By Giles Bruce
Lawrence Arts Center holding ‘Sweeney Todd’ auditions
April 14, 2013
Auditions are this weekend for the Lawrence Arts Center’s October Halloween musical thriller production of “ Sweeney Todd; The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”
100 years ago: Winter wrap-up: City continues tradition of annual Spring Cleaning day
April 14, 2013
“Lawrence has observed this day for many years, before a governor of the state made it a state-wide affair.”
Kim may have overplayed his hand
April 14, 2013
One unlikely benefit of the North Korea crisis is that the world may be getting fed up with the country’s pugnacious young leader, Kim Jong Un. In his belligerent talk of war, Kim appears to have crossed a line, upsetting traditional allies such as China and Russia as well as the United States and South Korea.
Look familiar? After many TV roles, Lawrence native lands lead in TV series
April 14, 2013
“Modern Family.” “Bones.” “The Mentalist.” These are three of the most popular shows on TV today, and Lawrence native and actress Annie Tedesco has appeared in all of them. Now she’s landed the lead role in the new TV series “Granite Flats.” By Sara Shepherd
Horoscopes for April 14
April 14, 2013
For Sunday, April 14: This year others find you exciting and full of surprises. You discover that your social life is demanding but rewarding. If you are single, there are many possibilities. If you are attached, the two of you start playing together like two kids in a sandbox.