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Kansas tennis shut out at TCU
April 7, 2013
Texas Christian’s No. 35-ranked women’s tennis team blanked Kansas University, 7-0, on Sunday at Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.
KU’s Gutesha 9th at golf meet
April 7, 2013
Kansas University senior Alex Gutesha shot his second consecutive round under par and placed ninth — his second top-10 finish in three tournaments — with an even-par 213 at the Irish Creek Collegiate golf invitational on Sunday.
Vault title highlight for KU
April 7, 2013
Kansas University junior pole vaulter Natalia Bartnovskaya set the school vault record for the second consecutive week during the KU track-and-field team’s appearance at the Sun Angel Classic on Saturday.
Opinion: KU TE Jimmay Mundine primed for breakout year
April 7, 2013
Jimmay Mundine have a great deal going for him in pursuing his goal of 10 TD receptions in his junior season. By Tom Keegan
Butler’s slam, 7 RBIs spark Royals
April 7, 2013
Billy Butler tied a Royals franchise record with seven RBIs as Kansas City held on for a 9-8 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Kelsey Kessler throws no-no for KU softball
April 7, 2013
Kelsey Kessler, a freshman from Blue Springs, Mo., threw a complete-game no-hitter as Kansas softball beat Tech, 4-0, to claim its first conference road sweep since they swept a two-game set at Tech in 2007.
Nice save: Piché, KU baseball close door on OSU
April 7, 2013
For most baseball teams, a one-run lead in the late innings can be a nerve-wracking and pressure-packed experience. Luckily for Kansas University’s baseball team, closer Jordan Piché prefers those moments. By Matt Tait
How former Jayhawks fared in April 7 NBA games
April 7, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Sunday’s NBA games.
Title teams have attitude of gratitude
April 7, 2013
Michigan will have three or four thank-you notes to hand out should it win tonight’s national championship game against Louisville at the Georgia Dome.
KU’s Jeff Withey named co-defensive player of the year by NABC
07:29 p.m., April 7, 2013 Updated 11:50 p.m.
Jeff Withey on Sunday was named co-defensive player of the year by the NABC. By Gary Bedore
Lawrence man dies Saturday in motorcycle wreck in Topeka
April 7, 2013
A Lawrence man died Saturday evening after crashing his motorcycle on Interstate 470 in Topeka.
Lawrence school district moving forward on bond projects
April 7, 2013
The Lawrence school board will be asked Monday to approve a contract with a construction manager to supervise projects funded with the recently approved $92.5 million bond issue. Voters approved that bond issue in last week’s elections. By Peter Hancock
Opinion: Progress can be undone
April 7, 2013 in print edition on A11
What we have here is a failure to communicate. Or at least, that’s Rick Ross’ story and he’s sticking to it.
Behind the Lens: The best of times, the worst of times
April 7, 2013
In competitions, somebody always wins and somebody always loses, and a photographer documents both.
A community in stitches
April 7, 2013
Artists need vision — and local artist, quilter, historian and teacher Marla Jackson has big ones.
Chaplain from Kansas to receive Medal of Honor 62 years after his death
April 7, 2013
In the cold, barren hills of Korea more than 60 years ago, two teary-eyed soldiers stood in a prisoner of war camp where their chaplain lay dying.
Kansas rowing wins 4 races
April 7, 2013
Kansas University won four of six races against Indiana and Georgetown in a rowing regatta on Saturday.
Gilbert, Gutesha top KU men’s golf
April 7, 2013
Kansas University’s Chis Gilbert and Alex Gutesha shot 1-over-par 143s over two rounds to tie for 13th after the first day of the Irish Creek Collegiate golf invitational on Saturday.
Firebirds second at Olathe swims
April 7, 2013
Free State placed second in a loaded 15-team field at the Olathe Swimming and Diving Invitational on Friday at California Trail Middle School.
LHS soccer blanked, 7-0
April 7, 2013
Though the Lawrence High soccer defense held strong when Blue Valley West struck first, the almost-constant shots the visitors put on the LHS goal led to a 7-0 Blue Valley West victory. By Benton Smith
Free State’s Richard Lu tennis runner-up
April 7, 2013
Richard Lu went 4-1 and placed second in singles to pace Free State High’s tennis team to a fifth-place finish at the John Markham Spring Classic on Saturday.
KU track cleans up in Mesa
April 7, 2013
Kansas University’s Jessica Maroszek, Alena Krechyk and Paris Daniels turned in NCAA top-five performances, and Jayhawks claimed victories in four other events Friday at the Mesa Track and Field Classic.
Kessler, KU softball shut out Tech
April 7, 2013
Kelsey Kessler threw a complete-game, four-hit shutout, and Chanin Naudin and Chaley Brickey homered to lift Kansas University to a 3-0 Big 12 softball victory over Texas Tech on Saturday at Rocky Johnson Field.
Phillies rally to beat Royals
April 7, 2013
Greg Holland had plenty of juice on pitches that just missed the strike zone. The one he got over the plate cost him the game.
KU basketball notebook: KU-Syracuse recalled; Scot Pollard kills it
12:18 a.m., April 7, 2013 Updated 10:48 p.m.
Today marks the 10-year anniversary of Kansas University’s 81-78 loss to Syracuse in the finals of the 2003 NCAA Tournament. By Gary Bedore
Duncan, Kansas baseball rocked by OSU
April 7, 2013
Oklahoma State knocked Frank Duncan around for seven runs in 5 2/3 innings, taking control early in a 14-3 victory over Kansas University on Saturday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark. By Jesse Newell
Michigan fab-, er, fantastic
April 7, 2013
Don’t call these guys the Fab Five. Michigan’s latest group of young stars is determined to leave its own legacy.
Aww, shucks: WSU comes up short
April 7, 2013
Gregg Marshall called Saturday night’s basketball game against Louisville the most important he’d ever coached, and quite possibly the most important game Wichita State had ever played. If not for the final 10 minutes, there would have been a more important one Monday night.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned for this week
April 7, 2013
City construction projects are now mapped at lawks.us/construction-map.
Master Gardeners class teaches how to ‘think like a plant’
April 7, 2013
The Master Gardeners of Douglas County Gardening 101 class began with a quote from the book “Garden Primer” by Barbara Damrosch: “Think like a plant.” By Meagan Thomas
‘At fertilization’ declaration gives some pause
April 7, 2013
A phrase declaring that life begins “at fertilization” tucked into new abortion legislation in Kansas is creating concern among abortion rights advocates that the wording will inspire new attempts to prevent the procedure.
Convicted Franklin County murderer up for parole next month
April 7, 2013
A former Ottawa man, convicted in 1981 of murdering his 5-month-old stepdaughter, is one of 21 Kansas inmates eligible for parole in May. Thomas K. Collins, now 59, confessed to beating his stepdaughter to death in April 1980. Collins pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, but was convicted by a jury of second-degree murder. By Shaun Hittle
KU law school’s employment numbers rebound strongly for class of 2012
April 7, 2013
After years of declining numbers, 2012 graduates of the Kansas University School of Law have found jobs at a rate not seen since before the economic downturn. And, for the most part, those jobs are ones where they can actually put their law degrees to good use. By Matt Erickson
Letter: Living wage
April 7, 2013
Through a month-and-a-half-long campaign, United Students Against Sweatshops at Kansas University secured orders of union-made, living-wage apparel set to enter KU Bookstore in mid-April. This victory was achieved through students caring about conditions under which university apparel is made. It is a positive first step in addressing the enormous issue of sweatshop labor in the garment industry.
25 years ago: KU team to be honored with White House visit, Lawrence parade
April 7, 2013
Disneyland’s Cinderella character was reportedly coming to Lawrence to lead the parade.
40 years ago: Local service stations not rationing gas yet
April 7, 2013
“Right now it is business as usual.”
Letter: Coach’s error
April 7, 2013
As Journal-World sports writers routinely point out, basketball turnovers can result in a game being lost, as can Kansas University’s coaching staff. However, senior Elijah Johnson has been noted for his turnovers and questionable, if not flagrant, intentional fouls.
Massive undertaking aims to transform Lawrence from artsy to ArtPlace
Arts Center leads charge for ‘creative placemaking’ projects
April 7, 2013
Being an artsy town is one thing. Sculpting that into a concrete concept that will win grant money — over hundreds of other artsy towns vying for the same prize — is another, and Lawrence is going to great lengths to do it. The city is among a sliver of national finalists for a coveted arts grant that could change the landscape of downtown and propel the city to model-status in the world of creative placemaking. By Sara Shepherd
Opinion: Nature of art worth debating
April 7, 2013 in print edition on A11
I used to know a poet who heaped gratuitous insults on fellow poets and justified it by saying, “I’m an artist.” In other words, because she was an “artist” she was exempt from petty bourgeois niceties. Her attitude suggests that it’s too easy to be an artist today. Moreover, there’s a lot of puerile, curio shop stuff that passes for art. Whoever claims to be an artist, however, presumes to enter the company of masters who have given us immortal works of art.
Artists an untapped resource for community development, expert says
April 7, 2013
Laura Zabel thinks of artists as a natural resource. Every community has them, and they offer a unique set of skills. They’re even renewable. But sometimes their power can be difficult to harness. By Sara Shepherd
Editorial: Lied leadership
April 7, 2013
The approaching retirement of the Lied Center’s executive director is a reminder of what a great asset the performing arts facility is for Lawrence.
Teen, young adult actors sought for feature film and miniseries
April 7, 2013
LightLyre Films is looking for teens and young adults with acting experience to work on several projects the company will shoot this spring and summer in Lawrence. Auditions for actors will be Friday and Saturday.
Historical novelist to talk, sign books at senior living community
April 7, 2013
Lawrence author Tom Mach will speak and sign books this week at a Lawrence senior living community. His latest novel, “Angels at Sunset,” brings the women’s suffrage movement to life.
State’s new Creative Arts Industries Commission seeks public input
April 7, 2013
The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission is organizing a public input session this week in Lawrence. The commission is seeking feedback to help draft strategic plans and to guide its activities for the fiscal year 2014 and beyond.
Film festival explores women as leaders
April 7, 2013
An upcoming film festival will highlight women as leaders in society, illustrated through nine short films by female filmmakers.
International prize-winning organist to perform at Bales
April 7, 2013
An international prize-winning concert organist will perform at Kansas University during her first U.S. tour.
100 years ago: Lightning strike shocks family, damages house
April 7, 2013
“At 4:15 this morning the family was awakened by a shock which shook the entire house.”
Horoscopes for April 7
April 7, 2013
For Sunday, April 7: This year you seem to be more reserved than you have been in the past. You feel no need to act immediately on much, other than speaking your mind. If you are single, screen the people you meet with care — they might not be everything they project themselves to be. If you are attached, the two of you need to make time for each other regularly, as if you were just dating.