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December 21, 2013
Theatre Lawrence has canceled Sunday’s performance of “Shrek: The Musical.” Those with tickets can call the box office on Monday for refunds.
Bearcats cruise to Div. II title
December 21, 2013
Trevor Adams was a freshman spectator during Northwest Missouri State’s last national title run. He finished his career by leading the Bearcats to another one.
Turnaround teams Chiefs, Colts to meet
December 21, 2013
One year ago, the Indianapolis Colts, led by a new coach, built by a new general manager and guided by a new quarterback, rolled into Kansas City in the midst of a dramatic turnaround.
Word on KU women: not tough enough
December 21, 2013
Ten games into the 2013-14 season, Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson knows one thing about her team. “We’re clearly not tough enough,” said Henrickson, whose Jayhawks (5-5) will play host to Tulsa (4-3) at 2 this afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait
Column: Joel Embiid impresses again
December 21, 2013
Joel Embiid’s positive imprint was all over another impressive KU victory Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse, 86-64, against Georgetown. By Tom Keegan
Notebook: Perry Ellis should be fine
December 21, 2013
A hard shot to the back of the head delivered by Georgetown’s Nate Lubick on a second-half shooting foul ended Kansas University forward Perry Ellis’ day Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse. But coach Bill Self said Ellis shouldn’t miss any time. By Gary Bedore
Tarik Black, bigs carry KU past Hoyas, 86-64
December 21, 2013
Kansas University senior power forward Tarik Black exploded for 17 points with six rebounds and two blocks while playing 20 minutes in the Jayhawks’ 86-64 rout of Georgetown on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Georgetown’s JTIII calls Hoyas far from physical in loss to Kansas
December 21, 2013
The Big East as we once knew it may be dead, but its signature brand of basketball is alive and well. Just don’t tell that to Georgetown coach John Thompson III, who was less than impressed with his team’s toughness during Saturday’s 86-64 loss to Kansas University at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait
Perry Ellis OK after Kansas victory over Georgetown
Self: KU forward suffered bruised nerve in neck
December 21, 2013
Kansas University players Tarik Black and Naadir Tharpe said KU forward Perry Ellis told them he was OK following a blow to the head during KU’s 86-64 victory over Georgetown on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Winter storm arrives; six inches of snow predicted
01:35 p.m., December 21, 2013 Updated 07:38 p.m.
A winter storm dumped a layer of ice, sleet and snow across eastern Kansas Saturday, prompting numerous accidents along Interstate 70 and Kansas Highway 10 between Kansas City, Lawrence and Topeka.
United Way of Douglas County short of fundraising goal
December 21, 2013
The United Way of Douglas County is seeking more donations to meet its goal of $1.75 million for its 2013 campaign.
Man jailed after early Saturday shooting
December 21, 2013
A 21-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man was booked into Douglas County Jail early this morning on suspicion of intent to commit second-degree murder after a bystander was shot in the leg outside a bar in Downtown Lawrence.
Freshman Madison Piper lifts Firebirds girls over Lions
December 21, 2013
Playing in her first City Showdown, Free State High girls basketball freshman Madison Piper had shown glimpses of how she might change the game for the Firebirds in a hostile environment at Lawrence High Friday night. The 5-foot-10 guard even buried a three-pointer to break a tie in the final minute of the third quarter. By Benton Smith
LHS boys savor 67-48 win over FSHS
December 21, 2013
Someone should tell Lawrence High’s boys basketball team that City Showdowns are supposed to come down to the wire. With no apologies to the spectators who showed up Friday night at LHS expecting late-game theatrics, Lawrence put rival Free State away with minutes to spare in a 67-48 home victory. By Benton Smith
Area basketball roundup: Eudora boys, girls beat Wellsville
December 21, 2013
The Eudora High boys basketball team broke the game open early with a 22-point first quarter and kept Wellsville at arm’s length for the remainder of the contest.
Veritas boys lose to St. Mary’s, 68-55
December 21, 2013
The Veritas Christian boy’s basketball team fell, 68-55, Friday at St. Mary’s Academy. Junior Micah Edmondson led the way for the Eagles with 19 points.
25 years ago: Lawrence to gain ZIP codes 66047, 66049
December 21, 2013
“It’s not something we wanted to do, it’s something we had to do.”
Lecompton group’s theater restoration funds run dry
December 21, 2013
Lecompton Community Pride, a volunteer organization formed more than a year ago, has made significant progress toward repurposing its old high school building into a community center. But as of late, the progress has been trapped in a standstill.
Letter: City raises
December 21, 2013
Yes, 14 years is a long time to go without a pay raise. Many retired people go a lot longer than that. I retired from what is now Westar Energy in 1992. That’s 20 years ago. I live on what I started receiving then — while Westar has raised its rates many times and wants to raise them again.
City still working on agreement to take over ownership of Santa Fe Depot in East Lawrence
December 21, 2013
Local leaders are hopeful the city will take ownership of the old Santa Fe Depot in East Lawrence by mid-2014, clearing the way for a multimillion dollar restoration project. By Chad Lawhorn
Chiefs’ McCluster cleared to play
December 21, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs will have dangerous punt returner Dexter McCluster back from injury when they play the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
Letter: Gun perspective
December 21, 2013
Now it seems that, if you are an employee of a state university, you must relinquish the right of free speech.
Regents want Legislature to back higher college-degree rate
December 21, 2013
The Kansas Board of Regents is working on asking the Legislature to give a thumbs-up to the board’s long-range plan to increase the number of Kansans who have a post-secondary education. By Scott Rothschild
40 years ago: ‘Meanest persons in town’ steal pine trees from local church
December 21, 2013
The trees, an estimated 8 feet tall, had been planted in 1961.
Opinion: Welcome to nationalized health care
December 21, 2013
The lie of the year, according to Politifact, is “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.” But the story of the year is a nation waking up to just how radical Obamacare is — which is why it required such outright deception to get it passed in the first place.
After 29 days away, KU men return home to face Georgetown
December 21, 2013
After a trip to the Bahamas for three games, plus stops in Colorado, Florida and Kansas City, Mo., Kansas University’s basketball team finally returns to Allen Fieldhouse today. By Gary Bedore
100 years ago: Charges brought against man for attack at train yards
December 21, 2013
“Peterson’s bond has been fixed at $500 on each count.”
Column: Embiid’s growth astounds Jayhawks
December 21, 2013
Bill Self has coached in games that featured terrific basketball players competing for and against him. Andrew Wiggins, not yet 19, already has played with and against remarkable talents. Still, Kansas University freshman center Joel Embiid does things on the basketball court that fill the two men with wonder. Column by Tom Keegan
Letter: Questionable hire
December 21, 2013
Not long after President Obama was elected to office, I penned a letter to the editor outlining his qualifications, or lack thereof, for holding the office of president of the United States. I asked the readers at the end of the letter, “Would you hire this man to manage your company?”