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Chris Gilbert leads KU men’s golf into league
April 21, 2013
Kansas senior Chris Gilbert from Simi Valley, Calif., keeps getting better and better and better, and he has the scorecards to prove it. By Tom Keegan
Royals sweep Boston twinbill
April 21, 2013
The Boston Red Sox had the emotion and a seven-game winning streak on their side. The Kansas City Royals had the pitching and enough timely hitting to come away with a doubleheader sweep.
Bill Self in good company at L.A. tourney
April 21, 2013
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, who last week said he’d like to sign an additional two or three players in the Class of 2013, is also recruiting for future classes during this current spring evaluation period. By Gary Bedore
Opinion: Guessing game — Nobody knows where prep phenom Andrew Wiggins will spend his one year in college
11:46 p.m., April 21, 2013 Updated 04:49 p.m.
A voice of reason rises above the discordant sounds of self-annointed expertise regarding the recruitment of an 18-year-old basketball player. And that wise voice belongs to the teenager himself. By Tom Keegan
Free State High School Honor Roll
April 21, 2013
Free State High School has announced its fall semester honor roll for the 2012-2013 school year.
How to Help: Volunteers needed to help run Wellness Festival, race
April 21, 2013
Kansas Tick-Borne Disease Advocates Inc. is seeking volunteers to assist with its annual fundraising event, “Hope for Healing,” which includes a 5K Race/Walk and Wellness Festival, on May 11 at South Park.
Opinion: Rand Paul misses the point at Howard
April 21, 2013 in print edition on A11
Rand Paul did just fine at Howard University, thank you very much. Or at least, that’s how he remembers it. Paul, GOP senator from Kentucky, told the Christian Science Monitor on Wednesday that his recent visit to Howard didn’t go so bad at all. He said any perception to the contrary was created by — all together now — the “left-wing media.”
Opponents of drug testing for welfare benefits see it as hassling the poor; Brownback says it will help
April 21, 2013
By next year, applicants for welfare and unemployment benefits who are suspected of taking illegal drugs will be tested, and if they fail the test they will lose their benefits. Some groups see this as mean-spirited hassling of the poor, but Gov. Sam Brownback and supporters of the new law say it will help break the cycle of poverty because those who fail will be required to take substance abuse and jobs training. By Scott Rothschild
Jayhawks row at Lake Natoma
April 21, 2013
Kansas University rowers competed against four teams ranked in the top 20 on Saturday at the Lake Natoma Invite.
FSHS tennis plays at Junction City
01:09 a.m., April 21, 2013 Updated 12:34 p.m.
The Free State No. 1 doubles tennis team of Brady Clements and Antonio Schoneich went 3-2 at the Junction City Invitational on Saturday. Firebirds Aiden Dmitriev and Sam Solis also went 3-2 in No. 2 doubles.
KU soccer ties in exhibition doubleheader
April 21, 2013
The Kansas soccer team continued its spring exhibition season Saturday as it took on Iowa State and Iowa Saturday afternoon inside ISU Soccer Complex. Both matches ended in ties, as the Jayhawks and Cyclones played to a 0-0 tie, while KU managed to earn a 2-2 draw with the Hawkeyes.
KU women in eighth place at Big 12 golf
April 21, 2013
Kansas University sophomore Minami Levonowich shot a KU career-low 73 (+1) and junior Meghan Potee 75 to lead the Jayhawks on the second day of the Big 12 Women’s Golf Championship on Saturday at The Harvester Golf Club.
Hugo’s homers lead Kansas softball past OSU
April 21, 2013
Kansas University freshman Alex Hugo hit her second home run of the game in the fifth inning to give Kansas the lead, 5-4, on the way to a 9-7 softball victory on Saturday at Oklahoma State.
KU baseball clinches series at Texas Tech
April 21, 2013
Sophomore pitcher Wes Benjamin earned his fourth victory of the year, allowing one run over seven innings, as Kansas clinched the series with a 6-1 victory over Texas Tech, Saturday evening at Rip Griffin Park.
Future KU center Embiid part of Nike all-star victory
April 21, 2013
Kansas University basketball signee Joel Embiid scored seven points and grabbed seven rebounds as the World Team defeated the U.S. squad, 112-98, in Saturday’s Nike Hoops Summit played in the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore.
LHS baseball falls to Maize in 11 innings
April 21, 2013
Lawrence High’s batters more than doubled their hit total from the previous two games combined at the River City Baseball Festival Saturday night against Maize, but their 11 hits didn’t knock them out of an offensive funk. By Benton Smith
FSHS baseball stumbles to first loss in finale of River City Festival
April 21, 2013
Free State High’s baseball team found some of the ingredients for a win Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark against Blue Valley Northwest, but it was Free State’s lack of production at the plate in its River City Baseball Festival finale that led to a 3-0 setback, the Firebirds’ first loss of the season. By Benton Smith
Free State’s Harmon-Thomas named Kansas Relays’ top female athlete
April 21, 2013
Free State junior Alexa Harmon-Thomas added to her accomplished track-and-field career Saturday, tying a Kansas Relays high school meet record with a long jump of 19 feet, 4 1/4 inches. It was part of a historic day for Harmon-Thomas, who was named the Kansas Relays’ Outstanding Female Athlete of the Meet. By Jesse Newell
Opinion: Olympian’s pursuit of track sponsorships a race worth running
April 21, 2013
Nick Symmonds, a two-time Olympian and participant in this year’s Kansas Relays mile event, is determined to see the abolishment of the rules that forbid track athletes from using their uniforms and/or bodies to advertise products. Column by Tom Keegan
KU’s Stigler runner-up in competitive Kansas Relays men’s hurdles field
April 21, 2013
Michael Tinsley, a 2012 Olympic silver medalist, earned Most Outstanding Male Performer honors by winning the 400 hurdles in 48.77 seconds on Saturday at the Kansas Relays, in front of KU up-and-comer Michael Stigler, who was second in 49.42. By Gary Bedore
Education a female-dominated profession, except at the top
April 21, 2013
The overwhelming majority of teachers in Kansas are women, especially in elementary school. But most top administrative positions still are held by men. By Peter Hancock
Judging was tough in 2013 Academic All-Star competition
April 21, 2013
All of the students on the 2013 Academic All-Star team earned outstanding grades and demonstrated leadership skills. Many also had overcome adversity in their lives. By Peter Hancock
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Life as a phenom swimmer in rural Lawrence
April 21, 2013
By the time Peter and Tina Andrew’s son was 7 years old, he was competing in his first youth swimming meet in an outdoor pool near Brookings, S.D. On his very first swim, he qualified for the state meet. It looked like this life had taken another abnormal turn. By Chad Lawhorn
Region’s top students honored as 2013 Academic All-Stars
April 21, 2013
The Journal-World’s 2013 Academic All-Stars show commitment to excellence far beyond the classroom. Students selected to the All-Star team were also star athletes, musicians, student council leaders and active volunteers in their churches’ communities. Nine seniors and one junior who is graduating early were designated by judges as Academic All-Stars from a group of 28 students who were nominated by their principals or guidance counselors. By Peter Hancock
Academic All-Stars: Top scholar has instinct for when something is right
April 21, 2013
Emilie Padgett of Bishop Seabury Academy is the top scholar on the Journal-World’s 2013 Academic All Star team. She plans to attend Duke University in Durham, N.C., in the fall. By Peter Hancock
The Journal-World’s 2013 Academic All-Star nominees
April 21, 2013
Nominees for the Journal-World’s 2013 Academic All-Stars
Academic All-Stars: The Journal-World’s 2013 Academic All-Star team
April 21, 2013
The 2013 Academic All Star team includes students with a wide range of interests and ambition. By Peter Hancock
Talk explores what Lawrence can learn from creative placemaking efforts to the west
April 21, 2013
What can Lawrence learn from a smaller Kansas city to the west about creative placemaking? Maybe a lot. By Sara Shepherd
Ortiz, Red Sox edge Royals in meaningful win for Boston
April 21, 2013
David Ortiz has been in the middle of some of Fenway Park’s greatest moments. None of them seemed more important to “Big Papi” than his role in one Saturday afternoon. Ortiz helped the Red Sox honor the victims and the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings then played in his first game since last summer, a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals capped by Daniel Nava’s three-run homer in the eighth inning.
25 years ago: Four county-owned houses to be razed
April 21, 2013
Each house was available for sale (for one dollar) to anyone willing to move it safely,
40 years ago: Local man faces charges after tavern brawl
April 21, 2013
The disturbance had been at Van Vleck’s Tavern, 1830 W. Sixth.
100 years ago: High schoolers to have student government
April 21, 2013
“The matter of discipline will not be vested in this Student Council for some time.”
All-stars from 2003: Where are they 10 years later?
April 21, 2013
The 2003 Academic All-Stars have come a long way since being recognized by the Journal-World for their scholastic achievements as high school seniors. Some have traveled the world; others still are in Kansas. They became, among other professions, lawyers, doctors, financial advisers and musicians. A few are married with kids, while a handful still are finishing school. The Journal-World recently tracked them down to find out where their lives have taken them over the past decade, and what the 2003 versions of themselves would think of how they’ve turned out.
Editorial: Higher ed priority
April 21, 2013
On Monday, Gov. Sam Brownback will begin a series of visits to state universities, community colleges and technical schools across Kansas. The goal of the visits, according to a news release from the governor’s office, is to “emphasize his support of his proposed budgets” for those schools.
Opinion: Mich. politician outside GOP box
April 21, 2013 in print edition on A11
America’s most interesting development since November is the Republican Party becoming more interesting. Consider the congressman from Grand Rapids, Mich., who occupies the seat once held by Gerald Ford, embodiment of vanilla Republicanism. Justin Amash, 33, may seek the Senate seat being vacated by six-term Democrat Carl Levin, who was elected in 1978, two years before Amash was born.
How former Jayhawks fared in April 20 NBA games
April 21, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday’s NBA playoff games.
Christina Hixson: The woman who ‘opened the door’ for the Lied Center
April 21, 2013
Christina Hixson isn’t afraid to admit she uses the dictionary when she does crossword puzzles. Her entire life, “self-educating” has served Hixson well. A poor tenant farmer’s daughter unable to afford college, she went on to bestow the $10 million gift that enabled the Lied Center, now celebrating its 20th anniversary at Kansas University. By Sara Shepherd
Tune In Tonight: Watergate special tries too hard
April 21, 2013
Too often, history — particularly recent history — is reduced to nostalgia and show business. So a week after “The ‘80s: The Decade That Made Us” premiered on the National Geographic Channel, I was hesitant about “All the President’s Men Revisited” (7 p.m., Discovery), hosted by Robert Redford. The rewarding documentary just tries to tackle too much in its two-hour running time. I’m not sure if a weeklong or even a monthlong documentary miniseries could have done the subject justice.
Lied Center celebrates two decades of elevating performing arts
April 21, 2013
It’s been 20 years since the Lied Center of Kansas opened, catapulting the performing arts scene in Lawrence. Behind it all is a woman with a vision of providing future generations with opportunities she herself never had. By Sara Shepherd
Art auction exceeds fundraising goal
April 21, 2013
Fundraising from this year’s Lawrence Arts Center Benefit Auction topped last year’s by $30,000. The 33rd annual auction, which took place April 13, raised more than $150,000 to support the Arts Center’s exhibitions program. By Sara Shepherd
Wind ensemble’s final season concert to feature premiere of ‘Ravenkind’
April 21, 2013
The Kansas University Wind Ensemble will perform its last concert of the 2012-13 season this week, with numbers including the premiere of a KU associate professor’s new work, “Ravenkind.”
Noted jazz vocalist to perform with prison singers in concert at Baker
April 21, 2013
Baker University’s annual Spring Choral Concert will feature jazz vocalist Kevin Mahogany performing with the East Hill Singers, a chorus of minimum-security inmates from Lansing Correctional Facility.
Horoscopes for April 21
April 21, 2013
For Sunday, April 21: This year you open up to a radical change, yet you manage to remain anchored. You will be more critical; you also will gain a precision that previously was unknown. If you are single, you open up because of a relationship. If you are attached, the two of you connect with more passion and stronger emotions than in the past.