Archive for Friday, December 6, 2013

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KU volleyball beats Wichita State to move on in NCAAs
08:59 p.m., December 6, 2013 Updated 12:14 a.m.
Kansas University’s volleyball team avenged its home loss to Wichita State in the 2012 NCAA Tournament with a 3-1 victory against the same team on the same floor, Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse. By Benton Smith
Registration deadline approaching for Santa Splash at the Indoor Aquatic Center
December 6, 2013
Children ages 2 to 12 can visit with Santa Claus, make holiday crafts, play games and swim during Santa Splash on Sunday.
Pedestrians hit in Target lot identified
December 6, 2013
Police have identified all parties involved in a Thursday vehicle vs. pedestrian accident at Target while the conditions of the two people struck have improved.
Police seeking suspect in armed robbery
December 6, 2013
Lawrence police are seeking a suspect in connection with a Thursday evening armed robbery at a tobacco shop in South Lawrence.
Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault, intimidation charges after lengthy dispute
December 6, 2013
Lawrence police arrested a 46-year-old Lawrence man Thursday on suspicion of aggravated assault, intimidating a witness/victim, domestic battery and criminal restraint after a lengthy dispute in North Lawrence.
Lawrence City Commission agenda for Dec. 10 meeting
December 6, 2013
6:35 p.m. Tuesday Lawrence City Hall
Francisco, others warn about attempts to change state’s renewable energy standard
December 6, 2013
A Lawrence legislator, an area farmer and a religious leader spoke on Friday against legislation that they said denies climate change and is being pushed in Kansas and elsewhere by the American Legislative Exchange Council. By Scott Rothschild
KU announces new doctoral fellowships that offer boosted support
December 6, 2013
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little announced the creation of new doctoral fellowships to help the university attract high-caliber Ph.D. students. The fellowships come with a $25,000 stipend, more than average assistance for KU doctoral students. By Ben Unglesbee
Football prep still committed to KU
December 6, 2013
When Class of 2014 center Jacob Bragg first heard that Kansas University offensive line coach Tim Grunhard was leaving, it took a second for him to process what had happened. By Matt Tait
Eudora drops pair at Spring Hill
December 6, 2013
Mitchell Ballock hit six three-pointers and scored 40 points, but it wasn’t enough as Eudora High fell to Spring Hill, 89-87, in boys basketball Thursday night.
Veritas wins two at tourney
December 6, 2013
Veritas Christian won a pair of high school basketball games Thursday at the Shea Invitational.
Fired-up Khadre Lane lifts Firebirds
December 6, 2013
Khadre Lane scored 25 points in Free State’s 83-63 victory over Kansas City (Mo.) Central. By Benton Smith
Frank Mason to open at point guard for Jayhawks
December 6, 2013
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, who has used the same starting lineup the past six games, will alter the opening five Saturday at Colorado. By Gary Bedore
Payback time? KU volleyball gets another shot at Shocks
December 6, 2013
Same place, same time of year, same opponent, more seniors, which translates to an even greater sense of urgency for Kansas University’s volleyball team. By Tom Keegan
Column: Once switch flips for young KU basketball players, look out
December 6, 2013
When the young players reach a deeper understanding of what their coach wants them to do, things could become extremely interesting. By Tom Keegan
Gingerbread houses go on display at Abe & Jake’s Landing
December 6, 2013
The Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Douglas County wasted no time putting its submitted edible real estate onto the market Thursday night. A new approach to the annual gingerbread house viewing and auction festival had the bidding begin at the outset.
40 years ago: Kroger announces new plans for 23rd and Alabama store
December 6, 2013
The site had originally served as a Kroger Family Center with a wide range of general merchandise as well as food.
100 years ago: Jury reaches surprising verdict in case of ice-house attack
December 6, 2013
“He denied calling the colonel any vile names or threatening him.”
25 years ago: Fermentation, storage vessels delivered for planned Free State Brewing Co.
December 6, 2013
The brewing would soon begin in anticipation of the opening of the restaurant in late January 1989.
Royals trade for Brewers outfielder Aoki
December 6, 2013
The Kansas City Royals acquired outfielder Norichika Aoki from Milwaukee to be their leadoff hitter Thursday, which also means the Brewers are likely to shift Ryan Braun to right field. Milwaukee received left-hander Will Smith, who spent most of the past couple seasons shuffling between Kansas City and Triple-A Omaha, and between the bullpen and the starting rotation.
Third KU medical school dean finalist visits campus for public interview
December 6, 2013
Michael Bronze, professor and chairman of the department of medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, is the third KU School of Medicine dean candidate to visit the university for public interviews. He also was scheduled to visit KU campuses in Lawrence, Wichita and Salina this week. By Sara Shepherd
Editorial: Lawrence’s loss
Even if most of KU Continuing Education moves to Overland Park, officials should consider keeping the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Lawrence.
December 6, 2013
The Edwards Campus’ gain will be Lawrence’s loss when Kansas University moves its Continuing Education operation to Overland Park.
Opinion: What’s driving China’s push to the sea?
December 6, 2013
Vice President Biden was busy shuttling this week from Japan to China, trying to defuse tensions over a new air-defense zone that China has set up over disputed islands in the East China Sea.
Opinion: Iran containment preferable to war
December 6, 2013
Critics of the agreement with Iran concerning its nuclear program are right about most things but wrong about the most important things. They understand the agreement’s manifest and manifold defects and its probable futility. Crucial components of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure remain. U.S. concessions intended to cultivate the Iranian regime’s “moderates” are another version of the fatal conceit that U.S. policy can manipulate other societies. As is the hope that easing economic sanctions will create an Iranian constituency demanding nuclear retreat in exchange for yet more economic relief. Critics are, however, wrong in thinking that any agreement could control Iran’s nuclear aspirations. And what critics consider the agreement’s three worst consequences are actually benefits.