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Headquarters names new executive director
December 7, 2013
Headquarters, Inc. board president David Moore announced Saturday night that Headquarters volunteer Steve Lopes will serve as the organization’s new interim director.
Column: KU will get better, but it will take time
December 7, 2013
Kansas will get better, but not in the way a meal gets hotter by sticking it in the microwave. It’s going to be more of a slow, bumpy road with stops and starts, on the way to hotter performances. By Tom Keegan
Sweet 16-bound: Kansas volleyball reaches new ground
08:47 p.m., December 7, 2013 Updated 10:33 p.m.
KU, again led by the play of junior outside hitter Chelsea Albers, handled Creighton, 3-1, to reach the third round of the NCAAs for the first time in program history. By Benton Smith
Booker basks in game-winner
December 7, 2013
Colorado junior guard Askia Booker burned visiting Kansas University with long buzzer shots not once but twice Saturday in leading the Buffaloes to a 75-72 victory in front of loud crowd of 11,113 Saturday in the Coors Event Center. Both three-pointers broke ties.By Tom Keegan
Notebook: Wiggins laments miss; Embiid solid before break
December 7, 2013
Freshman Andrew Wiggins, who is expected to be Kansas University’s go-to guy this basketball season, launched a possible game-tying shot with 12 seconds left and KU down, 71-68, on Saturday in the Jayhawks’ 75-72 loss at Colorado. By Gary Bedore
Rocky Mountain low: Jayhawks fall to Colorado, 75-72
December 7, 2013
It took awhile, but Bill Self and his Kansas University Jayhawks have finally experienced the agony of defeat against Colorado. By Gary Bedore
Southeast Kansas school superintendent unhappy with Brownback using welfare funds for reading
December 7, 2013
Steve Woolf, a school superintendent in Neosho County, said his jaw hit the table when he learned that Gov. Sam Brownback was going to use welfare funds to pay for a reading program directed at grade-school students in southeast Kansas. By Scott Rothschild
Innovative district’ applications raising eyebrows for some education officials
December 7, 2013
Eight school districts have applied to become exempt from many laws and regulations governing public schools in Kansas. But some education officials worry that granting the waivers could weaken the quality of schools and expose the state to liability. By Peter Hancock
Charlie Weis confirms hire of Rice’s John Reagan as KU football offensive coordinator
Clint Bowen also given defensive coordinator title
December 7, 2013
Rice football’s John Reagan is Kansas University’s new offensive-line coach and offensive coordinator, KU head coach Charlie Weis announced Saturday. By Matt Tait
Two injured in crash through a Massachusetts Street storefront
02:27 p.m., December 7, 2013 Updated 03:42 p.m.
A high-speed crash through a Massachusetts Street storefront Saturday morning left two people injured and a local business in significant disrepair.
Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade carries on in the cold
December 7, 2013
Saturday’s cold led to an unusually short but typically cheerful Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade in downtown Lawrence. By Stephen Montemayor
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 6
December 7, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, Dec. 6.
NCAA honors KU legend Billy Mills
December 7, 2013
The NCAA will present Kansas University track and field alumnus and Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills with its highest honor, the Theodore Roosevelt Award, the NCAA announced Friday.
KU swimmer 2nd at USA Winter Nationals
December 7, 2013
Kansas University’s Chelsie Miller placed second in the 400-meter individual medley Friday to lead a group of four KU swimmers at the USA Winter Nationals.
Texas Southern-KU women’s basketball game postponed
December 7, 2013
Sunday’s Kansas University women’s basketball home game against Texas Southern has been postponed due to a winter storm in Texas, KU announced Friday.
Sporting KC tries to cap turnaround with title
December 7, 2013
Sporting Kansas City, which languished as the Wizards for years, will be playing for its second MLS Cup at glitzy Sporting Park today when it faces Real Salt Lake, a club that jettisoned a bunch of proven veterans in the offseason in a push to go younger.
Area basketball roundup: Baldwin High boys beat Jefferson County North
December 7, 2013
The Baldwin High School boys basketball team overcame a cold-shooting night to pull away from Jefferson County North late, Friday at BHS.
Veritas boys, girls lose at Shea Invitational
December 7, 2013
Veritas Christian’s boys and girls basketball teams lost on Friday in the semifinals of the Shea Invitational in Manhattan.
Free State girls lose, 51-36, in opener to Topeka
December 7, 2013
Madison Piper scored 24 points and Scout Wiebe pulled down seven rebounds but Free State High’s girls basketball team opened its season Friday night with a loss, 51-36, to Topeka High.
Emporia edges Lawrence girls in opener
December 7, 2013
Makayla Bell scored 13 points with eight rebounds in the season opener for the Lawrence High girls basketball team, which missed a potential game-winner in the final seconds and lost to Emporia, 47-45, on Friday.
Newcomers propel LHS boys basketball in opening rout
December 7, 2013
Unheralded junior Ben Rajewski came off the Lawrence High bench, nailed five three-pointers and scored a game-high 18 points as the Lions boys basketball team opened the season with a 78-41 joyride over Junction City on Friday night at LHS.
Blowout still stings for Buffs, Boyle
December 7, 2013
Former Kansas University guard Tad Boyle, the fourth-year coach of the Colorado men’s basketball team, says his players still have a bad taste in their mouths from a 90-54 loss to the Jayhawks last year at Allen Fieldhouse. The Buffaloes host the Jayhawks today at 2:15 p.m. in Boulder, Colo. By Gary Bedore
40 years ago: Newspaper lists entertainment, shopping options for Lawrence
December 7, 2013
Christmas shoppers could purchase the Sanyo deluxe Dolby stereo cassette tape deck for only $259.95.
City to seek four-year exemption from state’s concealed carry law
December 7, 2013
Lawrence city commissioners are set to take a simple vote Tuesday to keep concealed carry permit holders from bringing their weapons into city buildings for the next four years. By Chad Lawhorn
RB Charles carrying Chiefs
December 7, 2013
Jamaal Charles is about as difficult to catch in the locker room as he is in the open field, where he routinely makes defenders look foolish with his swiveling hips and world-class speed. Track down the star running back of the Kansas City Chiefs and you quickly come to realize why he’s among the best in the NFL.
25 years ago: Lawrence Arts Center bursting at the seams
December 7, 2013
The current building’s 13 rooms, including offices, totaled only 7,200 square feet.
Leadership Lawrence to “party with purpose”
December 7, 2013
For members of the Leadership Lawrence class of 2014, a holiday party should be a lot more than just hot cocoa and ugly Christmas sweaters. It should be about the giving spirit of the season.
Letter: Services needed
December 7, 2013
The termination of Marcia Epstein, director of Headquarters for the last 34 years, by the Headquarters, Inc., board and ending the overnight services provided by HQ’s Counseling Center seem extreme and likely to place continuation of the crisis center in jeopardy.
Letter: DCF responds
December 7, 2013
In recent weeks, the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) has been criticized for maintaining a reserve in its Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) fund. I would like to take this opportunity to clarify the use of TANF funding.
100 years ago: Post office reminds residents of rules for Christmas mail
December 7, 2013
“No Christmas or other kind of stamp should be placed on the face of a letter or package, except the postage stamp.”
Saturday Column: Lack of honesty undercuts confidence in president
December 7, 2013
What should Americans think when their president does not tell the truth? What should foreign leaders think when the U.S. president does not tell the truth?
Color Studio pledges to help cancer patients with first Cut-A-Thon
December 7, 2013
Stylists at Lawrence’s Color Studio will spend Monday having a Cut-A-Thon — a full day devoted to $25 haircuts and to raising money for wigs for cancer patients losing their hair. By Nadia Imafidon
Opinion: Global crises draw weak U.S. response
December 7, 2013
Three crises, one president, many bewildered friends.