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Royals trip Tigers in 10
April 25, 2013
Alex Gordon had already struck out three times when he came to the plate with the bases loaded in the 10th inning.
Chiefs tap OL Eric Fisher at No. 1
April 25, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs began to realize about two weeks ago that Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher would be their choice with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft.
Attorney general seeks $1.2 million to defend new laws
April 25, 2013
Kansas’ attorney general is warning legislators that the state faces potential lawsuits and more than $1.2 million in costs because of laws enacted this year, including a pro-gun policy aimed at the federal government and a sweeping anti-abortion measure declaring that life begins “at fertilization.”
KBI expects results soon in ‘Cold Blood’ tests
April 25, 2013
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation expects to have results early next month from tests on DNA from the two men executed for the 1959 murders inspiring Truman Capote’s classic book, “In Cold Blood,” to see whether they are linked to decades-old killings in Florida, a top KBI official said Thursday.
Arts leader from Salina, where art is a city department, shares stories of success with Lawrence
April 25, 2013
When Brad Anderson interviewed for his job, he looked for assurance that he and his department would be given the same importance as Salina’s other city departments, such as police and public works. Confident he wouldn’t be regarded simply as an “add-on” or “icing on the cake,” Anderson took the job and has been at it two years. What’s Anderson’s department? The arts. By Sara Shepherd
KU MBA students examine no-shows at Bert Nash, other nonprofit problems
April 25, 2013
It’s a $350,000-per-year problem for Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center: clients who don’t show up for appointments. Now it’s a problem Bert Nash leaders might be able to tackle better than ever before, thanks to a group of Kansas University Master of Business Administration students taking part in a new program that paired students with Kansas nonprofit groups in need of problem-solving. By Matt Erickson
KU to play New Mexico in men’s basketball
April 25, 2013
Kansas University’s basketball team will play the University of New Mexico on Dec. 14 in Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., KU officials confirmed Thursday. By Gary Bedore
Legislators question paying more for NBAF
April 25, 2013
In past years, elected officials in Kansas have been nearly unanimous in support of the proposed $1.15 billion National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility to be located near Kansas State University in Manhattan. No longer. On Thursday, several members of the Senate Ways and Means Committee voiced concerns about the cost and safety of NBAF, a federal biosecurity lab that will conduct research on deadly animal diseases and develop measures to protect the nation’s food supply. By Scott Rothschild
6-foot-10 Arkansas transfer Hunter Mickelson picks KU
Big man says he’s fan of KU tradition
02:33 p.m., April 25, 2013 Updated 12:07 a.m.
Hunter Mickelson, a 6-foot-10, 245-pound sophomore power forward from the University of Arkansas, who recently announced plans to transfer, has committed to play basketball at Kansas University, his dad Darien Mickelson confirmed to the Journal-World on Thursday. By Gary Bedore
Former state representative Solbach remains hospitalized after April 18 collision
April 25, 2013
A 65-year-old former state representative badly injured in a head-on vehicle collision last week remains in Kansas University Hospital, being treated for several broken bones.
Police seeking suspects in robbery of Mi Tiendita grocery store
April 25, 2013
Police are looking for three suspects who robbed the Mi Tiendita grocery at knife point in Lawrence Wednesday and assaulted a store clerk with pepper spray.
Award honors ‘East Lawrence fixture,’ homeless-shelter staff
April 25, 2013
Linda Lassen tried to bring peace and justice to the lives of the less fortunate during her more than 40 years at a local social-service agency. The staff at the Lawrence Community Shelter do the same every day. So it’s fitting that both would be honored with the 2013 Tom and Anne Moore Peace and Justice Award. The Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice will present them with the awards at a 7 p.m. ceremony tonight at Unity Church of Lawrence, 900 Madeline Lane. By Giles Bruce
Our Town Sports for April 25
April 25, 2013
A weekly roundup of area sporting events, opportunities and results.
How former Jayhawks fared in April 24 NBA games
April 25, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Wednesday’s NBA playoff games.
Basketball recruiting notebook: KU courts Memphis transfer Tarik Black
April 25, 2013
Tarik Black, a junior power forward from the University of Memphis who has announced plans to transfer, is being courted by Kansas University and Duke, among others. By Gary Bedore
KU baseball walks all over Baker
April 25, 2013
With a lot of plate discipline — and just a touch of pop — the Kansas University baseball team made the most of its six hits in a 7-1 victory over Baker on Wednesday night at Hoglund Ballpark.
Pille, KU softball shut out UMKC twice
April 25, 2013
Kansas University sophomore Alicia Pille shut out UMKC twice, allowing just three total hits against 20 strikeouts in KU’s 11-0 and 4-0 victories Wednesday night at Arrocha Ballpark.
Kansas men’s golf finishes eighth at nine-team Big 12 Championship
April 25, 2013
Kansas University senior Chris Gilbert finished among the top-10 golfers in the field for the fifth time this season, and the Jayhawks placed eighth place in the Big 12 tournament Wednesday at Prairie Dunes Country Club.
FSHS softball wins two at SMNW
April 25, 2013
Free State High’s softball team defeated Shawnee Mission Northwest twice in eight innings Wednesday, 6-3 and 6-4.
LHS pitcher out for rest of baseball season
April 25, 2013
The Lawrence High baseball team will be without right-handed starter Bryce Montes de Oca for the remainder of the season.
Lions baseball tops O-North, 10-1
April 25, 2013
Adam Rea struck out seven in six innings and also doubled and drove in two runs as Lawrence High’s baseball team defeated Olathe North, 10-1, on Wednesday.
FSHS soccer’s struggles mount in loss to O-South
April 25, 2013
Free State High’s girls soccer players left their home field Wednesday night unhappy with themselves. As far as the Firebirds were concerned, they didn’t play anywhere close to their potential in a 3-0 loss to Olathe South, which snapped a four-game FSHS winning streak.
Chiefs eye offensive lineman for top pick tonight
April 25, 2013
Playing on the offensive line is about as unglamorous as it gets in professional football. So perhaps it’s no surprise that since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, only twice has an offensive lineman been selected first overall in the draft. The Kansas City Chiefs could make it three tonight.
Royals freeze up against Tigers’ bullpen in 7-5 loss
April 25, 2013
The Kansas City Royals had Max Scherzer on the ropes Wednesday night. Problem was they couldn’t finish him off. Scherzer allowed five runs over five innings, with three Tigers relievers finishing the game, and Victor Martinez drove in a pair of runs to lead Detroit to a 7-5 win over the Royals.
Opinion: Firebirds’ McCullough builds on his case for ace
April 25, 2013
A year-and-change ago baseball had lost its importance to Free State High senior right-hander Dane McCullough when his world was rocked. Now his passion for baseball is back, burning brighter than ever. Column by Tom Keegan
Free State baseball sharp; win over O-South widens league lead
April 25, 2013
Free State High’s baseball players turned an untimely error by Olathe South into a four-run rally and a 4-1 home win to stay unbeaten in the Sunflower League. By Benton Smith
April Final Fridays Preview: Invisible Hand gallery features renowned photographer
April 25, 2013
This month’s Final Friday reminds us of the talented folk drawn to, and cultivated from, the Lawrence community.
Editorial: Journalism innovator
April 25, 2013
The death of Al Neuharth, founder of the USA Today newspaper and former chairman of the Gannett Company, which owns and operates more than 80 daily newspapers and 23 television stations around the country, marks the end of a highly successful, courageous and innovative career.
Feature presentation
Free State Film Festival to showcase movies that get community talking
April 25, 2013
The Free State Film Festival this weekend includes a lineup f independent movies, short films, discussions, workshops and live theater that should leave people talking. By Eric Melin
25 years ago: Rural residents get final say against asphalt plant
April 25, 2013
“The road is just a farm road and never was intended as an industrial road.”
40 years ago: Local organizations apply for city funds
April 25, 2013
Lawrence Memorial Hospital needed to expand and improve, and it was going to cost a lot of money.
100 years ago: Lawrence pedestrian hit, killed by auto
April 25, 2013
“A wild rumor was heard to the effect that a mob had formed and threatened the life of the driver of the machine.”
Off the Beaten Plate: Angel Food French Toast at Five Bar and Tables
April 25, 2013
As the name suggests, this is angel food cake battered and cooked on a griddle like French toast. It’s served for breakfast, not dessert. By Sara Shepherd
Garden Calendar: Water teepees provide early start for tomatoes
April 25, 2013
The first tomato of summer: It’s the one gardeners and foodies long for as days get warmer, gardens flourish with plant growth, and farmers markets pick up steam. Want that first tomato a little earlier?
Opinion: Secession not just about geography
April 25, 2013 in print edition on A11
Ordinarily, I’d thank you for writing. But truth is, I am not grateful you wrote; your note last week was one of the more troubling things I have read. I do not blame you for leaving it unsigned. Ordinarily, I’d thank you for writing. But truth is, I am not grateful you wrote; your note last week was one of the more troubling things I have read. I do not blame you for leaving it unsigned.
Opinion: WWII internment camps revisited
April 25, 2013 in print edition on A11
Two of the three most infamous Supreme Court decisions were erased by events. The Civil War and postwar constitutional amendments effectively overturned Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857), which held that blacks could never have rights that whites must respect. Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), which upheld legally enforced segregation, was undone by court decisions and legislation.
Band of brothers: Fourth of July grows Midwest fan base
April 25, 2013
A lot of bands spit out the old cliché that the people they play with are like family. But the guys in Fourth of July mean it. By Mike Krings
Horoscopes for April 25
April 25, 2013
For Thursday, April 25: This year you have a lot of pressure on you, even when dealing with very difficult people. You tend to have more energy and power than you have had in the past. If you are single, you will have many choices. If you are attached, you could see a fireworks display happening between the two of you more frequently.