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City football stars named all-league
December 2, 2013
Free State High senior quarterback Joe Dineen became the Sunflower League’s first recipient of the Andre Maloney Award, given to the football league’s season MVP, and the Firebirds landed four players on the all-league first team in 2013.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 2
December 2, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Monday, Dec. 2.
KU police searching for man who attempted to lure 9-year-old boy into car
10:40 p.m., December 2, 2013 Updated 10:40 p.m.
The Kansas University Office of Public Safety is searching for more information on a male who attempted to lure a 9-year-old boy into his car late Monday afternoon.
Lawrence Public Library receives $275,000 grant for humanities programs
December 2, 2013
The National Endowment for the Humanities announced Monday that it will award a $275,000 grant in matching funds to the Lawrence Public Library for various humanities programs. By Elliot Hughes
Haskell event encourages reconciliation, healing from mass hanging
University showing ‘Dakota 38’ film tonight
December 2, 2013
The song he performed was written in memory of the Dakota 38. But Elton Two Hawks said its message could apply to American Indians from any tribe: “You’ve got to learn to forgive.” By Sara Shepherd
Rodman steps down as state agriculture secretary; deputy secretary named to lead department
December 2, 2013
Kansas Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman, who was the driving force behind moving the agency from Topeka to Manhattan and a proposed repeal of the corporate ban on farming, is stepping down. By Scott Rothschild
Kansas making a play for Boeing plant as Missouri legislators meet in special session
December 2, 2013
Kansas is making a pitch to persuade the Boeing Co. to brings its new 777X jet plant to the state. By Scott Rothschild
KU director of graduate military programs receives award for volunteer service
December 2, 2013
Mike Denning, the director of Kansas University’s Office of Graduate Military Programs, received the Dick Wintermote award for volunteer service from the KU Alumni Association for his work with the Veterans Alumni Chapter.
KU lands commitment from juco offensive lineman Keyon Haughton
December 2, 2013
Kansas University coach Charlie Weis and the KU football program on Monday picked up an oral commitment from Georgia Military offensive lineman Keyon Haughton, a 6-2, 300-pound lineman who visited campus over the weekend and picked Kansas after visiting with Weis on Monday morning.
Embiid named Big 12 newcomer of the week
December 2, 2013
Kansas University freshman Joel Embiid became the second Jayhawk to win Big 12 newcomer of the week honors this season, joining freshman wing Andrew Wiggins, who was won the award Nov. 18.
KU finale end for Grunhard
December 2, 2013
Saturday’s 31-10 loss to Kansas State at Memorial Stadium marked Kansas University offensive-line coach Tim Grunhard’s final game as a member of the KU coaching staff. By Matt Tait
Bill Self ‘frustrated’ in Battle’s aftermath
December 2, 2013
Kansas University’s basketball players, coaches and family members, who endured a couple days of cloudy, rainy weather during their 41⁄2-day trip to the Bahamas, took advantage of a glorious, 80-degree, sunny Sunday morning before leaving the Atlantis resort at 1 p.m. for a return trip home. By Gary Bedore
Picked apart: Manning, Decker decimate Chiefs
December 2, 2013
In the words of Chiefs safety Eric Berry, Peyton Manning does not discriminate.
Kansas volleyball tickled to host NCAAs again
December 2, 2013
Even though the Jayhawks knew they were in the NCAA Tournament field, waiting until the waning moments of the selection show to find out for sure made for some anxious moments. By Matt Tait
Opinion: Joel Embiid proves worth to KU
December 2, 2013
Freshman center Joel Embiid, who has emerged as KU’s most dominant, most important player, must learn how to stay out of foul trouble. By Tom Keegan
25 years ago: Two Lawrence residents celebrate milestone
December 2, 2013
Two unrelated Lawrence residents were celebrating their 100th birthday today.
Editorial: Smooth driving
Iowa Street is open to traffic, so enjoy it while you can — and get ready for more construction on the busy thoroughfare next year.
December 2, 2013
Motorists have received an early Christmas present in the form of completed construction on Iowa Street.
Opinion: Humanitarian crisis worsens in Syria
December 2, 2013
Americans are a generous people. During the holiday season, we are busy buying gifts and donating to the needy and are quick to pull out the checkbook or text funds when a typhoon strikes the Philippines.
County to hear flood insurance update
December 2, 2013
Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will brief Douglas County Commissioners this week on changes in the National Flood Insurance Program. The changes stem from federal legislation passed in 2012 that could result in changes in the cost of flood insurance. By Peter Hancock
Foundation grants support forensics teams
December 2, 2013
The Lawrence Schools Foundation supports high school speech and debate squads with grants that help cover some extraordinary costs, including travel to national tournaments. Teams from Lawrence and Free State High School are now gearing up for the next national-qualifying tournament, to be held Dec. 13-14 in Olathe. By Peter Hancock
Business briefcase Dec. 2
December 2, 2013
Kansas University announced Michele Arellano and Ash Shadrick as September’s Employees of the Month.
40 years ago: KU’s Corbin Hall residents return to ruined belongings
December 2, 2013
An error had resulted in radiators in each room of the 4th floor to run full-blast over the Thanksgiving vacation.
City slicker: Tales from a North Lawrence cowboy
December 2, 2013
Local lore has it that a fellow known as Slick once rode a horse right up to the bar inside the original Johnny’s Tavern. Anymore, 82-year-old North Lawrence resident Richard “Slick” Fraser’s horses live only in his photo albums, and his stories — but there are a lot of both. Says Fraser, “I’ve had a lot of fun.” By Sara Shepherd
100 years ago: Lawrence east-west streets change from names to numbers
December 2, 2013
“Perhaps your home was on Adams street when you went to sleep last night. This morning you woke up and found that during your slumbers your residence had been moved to Fourteenth street. You didn’t notice any difference in your surroundings….”
KU’s Max Kade Center weaves together threads of history
December 2, 2013
The Max Kade Center on the Kansas University campus has for decades helped collect and store historical artifacts from the days of heavy German immigration to the U.S. With the renovation of a small structure left over from before the Civil War, the center has now added the oldest building on campus, and yet more history, to its home. By Ben Unglesbee
City working to add more high-tech traffic signals on major roads
December 2, 2013
City officials have received another state grant to help synchronize traffic signals to cut down on the amount of stop-and-go driving in the city. By Chad Lawhorn
Opinion: Walker testing conservative muscle
December 2, 2013
In 2011, tens of thousands of government employees and others, enraged by Gov. Scott Walker’s determination to break the ruinously expensive and paralyzing grip that government workers’ unions had on Wisconsin, took over the capitol building in Madison. With chanting, screaming and singing supplemented by bullhorns, bagpipes and drum circles, their cacophony shook the building that the squalor of their occupation made malodorous. They spat on Republican legislators and urinated on Walker’s office door. They shouted, “This is what democracy looks like!”