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How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 1
December 1, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Sunday, Dec. 1.
KU volleyball to host first, second round NCAA Tournament games for second year in a row
Jayhawks play Wichita State at 6:30 Friday in Allen Fieldhouse
December 1, 2013
The Kansas University volleyball team earned the No. 14 overall seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament and, for the second season in a row, will host first- and second-round tournament games Friday and Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Chabad of Lawrence lights up night with 7-foot ice menorah
December 1, 2013
Downtown Lawrence was illuminated Sunday night by a larger-than-life ice menorah at Chabad of Lawrence’s “Light Up One of 10,000 Public Menorahs Worldwide” event.
Lawrence man found uninjured after Sunday morning search
11:17 a.m., December 1, 2013 Updated 02:08 p.m.
A Lawrence man was missing for more than 10 hours before being reunited with his family Sunday afternoon, according to the Lawrence Police Department.
Opinion: No excuses; let’s bury the N-word
December 1, 2013
The N-word again. Of course. Six years after the NAACP staged its symbolic burial, that word has proven rumors of its demise greatly exaggerated.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 30
December 1, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, Nov. 30.
KU volleyball falls, but finishes as Big 12 runner-up
December 1, 2013
Kansas University’s volleyball team earned the program’s first second-place finish in the Big 12 Conference on Saturday despite a 3-1 loss in its season finale at Oklahoma.
Rockhurst beats HINU men’s hoops
December 1, 2013
The Haskell Indian Nations University men’s basketball team fell to Rockhurst, 96-92, in an exhibition game on Saturday at Coffin Complex.
Baker football loses in NAIA quarterfinals
December 1, 2013
Baker University football’s best season in 20 years came to an end Saturday when the No. 4 Wildcats fell to No. 5 Morningside College, 36-28, at Liston Stadium. By Chris Duderstadt
UTEP used gimmicks out of necessity
December 1, 2013
First, it was the stall on offense. Then it was the triangle-and-two zone defense. Coach Tim Floyd’s ploys nearly earned UTEP a comeback victory against the No. 2 Jayhawks before the Miners fell, 67-63, in the third-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis.By Benton Smith
25 years ago: Second annual Festival of Trees raises funds for local agency
December 1, 2013
The festival had brought in more than $13,000, organizers said.
Historical photos reveal Ottawa theater could be oldest working theater in U.S.
December 1, 2013
When invited to look at recently donated photographs of her family’s movie theater, Peach Madl wasn’t expecting to unleash an investigation into the history of cinemas in the U.S. But what resulted was the discovery that The Plaza Grill and Cinema in Ottawa is likely the oldest operating theater in America, having opened in 1905, predating San Francisco’s Victoria Theatre by three years. Let the news sink in and the shock wear off. A small town in Kansas, far away from the glitz and glamor of Hollywood and New York City, is home to the country’s oldest theater in continuous use. By Nadia Imafidon
Roadwork: Construction planned this week
December 1, 2013
City construction projects are now mapped at
Letter: Local needs
December 1, 2013
The couple who were assigned four columns at the top left of Thanksgiving Day’s Journal-World report that they have helped a couple dozen homeless people around the country get into homes. This is surely admirable. I am sure they are wonderful people, as the article says.
Letter: School questions
December 1, 2013
Let me see if I get this straight: Cordley Elementary, a school built in 1919, is slated for significant, costly and time-consuming renovations, while the students are shipped off to East Heights, a school built in the late 1940s and subsequently mothballed for being clearly inadequate. Meanwhile, Centennial, a school built in the 1950s along the lines of Hillcrest and Sunset Hills, remains closed, despite being less than four blocks from Cordley!
Editorial: KCC duties
Remarks by the Kansas Corporation Commission chairman raise some real question about his dedication to the work of the agency and to Kansas consumers.
December 1, 2013
It seems that Mark Sievers, chairman of the Kansas Corporation Commission, may not understand the core responsibilities of the agency he leads.
Opinion: N.D. fracking: Boom or bust?
December 1, 2013
For the first time in some 40 years, I didn’t open the pheasant season in Kansas with the same group of friends. Such traditions are painful to break, but the dearth of birds in drought-stricken Kansas and divergent commitments trumped nostalgia. So I struck out for South Dakota, where pheasants are plentiful. Then on to North Dakota, where I met up with a friend who’s moved his contracting business there to take advantage of the fracking oil and gas boom.
Nativity scene has graced shopping center roof for more than 50 years
December 1, 2013
Dick Raney built Hillcrest Shopping Center, one of the first strip mails in Lawrence, in the late 1950s. He put up a Nativity scene on the roof not long after, on the suggestion of his mother, Mildred, a choir director with Christmas spirit to spare. By Giles Bruce
Privacy enters debate on proposed Lawrence rental inspection program
December 1, 2013
As commissioners consider giving final approval to a citywide rental licensing program, some commissioners and members of the public are expressing concerns that the inspections may create privacy concerns for tenants. By Chad Lawhorn
KU professor on a mission to help poor save for college
December 1, 2013
William Elliott, Kansas University professor of social welfare, and his colleagues have been researching the dire effects on the gap between rich and poor that student loans can have. Elliott has been out championing the need to help students, especially those from lower income families, save for college. For Elliott, it is a way to reshape the expectations poor students have when it comes to college, and to help their ability to accumulate assets during their lives. By Ben Unglesbee
40 years ago: Renovation of Watkins building progressing on schedule
December 1, 2013
“After 85 years you can’t possibly repair everything in one year.”
100 years ago: Longtime railway mail worker, 76, offered lighter duties at Lawrence post office
December 1, 2013
“Mr. Popenoe never complained of the work, he liked it, he had given his life to it, and he was able to do the work of a much younger man.”
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: The city’s oldest home
December 1, 2013
Sometimes a house will just steal your heart. About 30 years ago, Shelley Hickman Clark’s heart crossed the threshold at 1734 Kent Terrace and was had. But a few years passed before Clark got her first clue as to why. By Chad Lawhorn
Chiefs, Broncos ready for Round Two
December 1, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs are stumbling home to Arrowhead Stadium off two straight losses. The Denver Broncos are hobbling in off a disheartening letdown in New England. Much has changed in the two weeks since they played at Mile High Stadium.
Teacher who introduced therapy dogs to district now relies on them for her own recovery
December 1, 2013
Lisa Clark, who teaches first and second grade at Lawrence’s Schwegler Elementary School, introduced therapy dogs to the local school district roughly two decades ago. Now things have come full circle, as those same dogs help her recover from a serious spinal injury. By Giles Bruce