Archive for Saturday, April 27, 2013

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Cancer fighter organizes swim-a-thon to help drown out disease
April 27, 2013
Kansas University graduate and former swim team member Tyghe Nielsen jumped in the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center pool Saturday ready to compete and with a specific opponent in mind: cancer.
KU offensive lineman Tanner Hawkinson drafted in fifth round by Cincinnati Bengals
02:07 p.m., April 27, 2013 Updated 12:08 a.m.
Kansas senior offensive lineman Tanner Hawkinson was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with the 23rd pick in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday. By Matt Tait
Current, former KU scholarship hall residents tour chancellor’s mansion — former home of their benefactress
April 27, 2013
For most, the 28-room mansion tucked back on the southeast edge of Mount Oread is where Kansas University’s chancellor lives. But for many of the women who stepped through its doors Friday afternoon, it was something else: the former home of the woman who made it possible for them to go to college. By Matt Erickson
Lions’ Anna Wright signs with Baker
April 27, 2013
Lawrence High senior Anna Wright signed a national letter of intent Friday with the Baker University women’s golf program.
KU tennis falls in Big 12 quarters
April 27, 2013
Kansas University fell to top-seeded Baylor, 4-0, in the Big 12 women’s tennis championships Friday, ending the Jayhawks’ spring dual season.
WVU outduels KU baseball
April 27, 2013
Brady Wilson’s RBI triple in the eighth finally put an end to the succession of zeros being thrown up, and that lone run gave West Virginia a 1-0 Big 12 baseball victory over Kansas University on Friday at Epling Stadium.
FSHS softball learned from lone loss
April 27, 2013
It’s not easy now to determine when it happened — it’s rare that a group of teammates simultaneously has an epiphany — but sometime in early April, Free State High’s softball players began to realize they might be building something special this spring. By Benton Smith
Chiefs select troubled TE Kelce, RB Davis
April 27, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs weren’t deterred by off-the-field issues that cost tight end Travis Kelce an entire season at Cincinnati, or injury woes and fumbling problems that plagued running back Knile Davis at Arkansas.
Feel a draft? Ex-Jayhawks McDougald, Hawkinson hope to end KU’s three-year draft drought today
April 27, 2013
It has been three years since Kansas University produced an NFL Draft pick, but that streak could end today, thanks to the pre-draft efforts of former KU safety Bradley McDougald and offensive lineman Tanner Hawkinson. By Matt Tait
Bill Self: Transfer Hunter Mickelson a ‘poor-man’s’ Jeff Withey
April 27, 2013
Just as one shot-blocker extraordinaire — Jeff Withey — leaves Kansas University, another arrives: Hunter Mickelson, a 6-foot-10, 235-pound junior-to-be from the University of Arkansas. By Gary Bedore
Governor: Higher education deserves to avoid cuts
April 27, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback said Friday his administration has pushed Kansas’ higher education system to take on additional work and that legislators should protect funding for state universities and colleges because they’ve “stepped up aggressively” to meet rising expectations.
How former Jayhawk fared in April 26 NBA game
April 27, 2013
A look at how the lone former Kansas University basketball player fared in NBA playoff games on April 26, 2013.
Moisture comes in time for some trees, too late for others
April 27, 2013
April showers have helped lawns and flowers, but the jury’s still out on the trees. A relatively wet few weeks — Lawrence has received 5 inches of moisture since March 1 — has left the city in a sea of green, pink, yellow and purple. But many tree branches remain brown — visible scars left by some of the driest and hottest years since the Dust Bowl. By Adam Strunk
Lecompton organization restoring old high school to create community center
April 27, 2013
Lecompton Community Pride, an organization started in the community last July, is trying improve Lecompton and enhance the town’s quality of life. The group is working to turn the former Lecompton Rural High School building into a community center that will house a library, theater, lounge and space for residents to meet and rent. By Meagan Thomas
Faith Forum: What has been the most faith-defining experience of your life?
April 27, 2013
Deacon Godsey and Charles Gruber answer.
40 years ago: KU student attempts flight down Campanile Hill
April 27, 2013
He had attempted to launch a glider.
Simons’ Saturday Column: Menards again reveals city’s stunted retail thinking
April 27, 2013
Here we go again. As soon as Menards officials announced their plans to enter the Lawrence market, the usual debate opened up about what stores should be allowed to build in Lawrence.
Opinion: Lawrence unfriendly to new business? You bet!
April 27, 2013
I am always stunned when I hear city or planning commissioners defensively arguing that Lawrence is not unfriendly to new business. Of course it is!
Opinion: Obama affirmed Bush’s anti-terror strategy
April 27, 2013 in print edition on A8
Clare Boothe Luce liked to say that “a great man is one sentence.” Presidents, in particular. The most common “one sentence” for George W. Bush (whose legacy is being reassessed as his presidential library opens) is: “He kept us safe.” Not quite right. He did not just keep us safe. He created the entire anti-terror infrastructure that continues to keep us safe.
Tune In Tonight: Lifetime’s bad girls out for ‘Revenge’
April 27, 2013
Where would the women’s network be without bad girls or femme fatales? Brooke Burns (”Baywatch”) stars as the conniving other woman in “A Sister’s Revenge” (7 p.m. Saturday, Lifetime). Michael Miller (Tim Rozon) has put his wild ways behind him. The former Lothario has settled down with a wife and baby and is focused on running the hottest new restaurant in town.
100 years ago: KU prof charged after mail-ordering ‘improper’ psychology book
April 27, 2013
“The book in question is written in German and is illustrated.”
Horoscopes for April 27
April 27, 2013
For Saturday, April 27: This year you swing from one pole to the other. You’ll open up to new ideas, but only after initially being uncompromising. If you are single, someone who enters your life is very serious, yet desirable. If you are attached, your sweetie often makes great suggestions that are well thought out.
25 years ago: Task force recommends second LHS building
April 27, 2013
The group voted to recommend a new building — but not a new high school.