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Archive for Sunday, December 22, 2013

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Chiefs not fazed by loss to Colts
December 22, 2013
After a haphazard performance filled with penalties and turnovers, the Kansas City Chiefs had every reason to feel glum about a potential playoff rematch with the Indianapolis Colts. Veteran linebacker Derrick Johnson was taking a decidedly different approach.
‘Break’ means gym time for KU men’s basketball
December 22, 2013
Kansas University’s basketball players, who have headed home for four days worth of holiday cheer, will gather again Thursday for the first of many practices the next four weeks. By Gary Bedore
Holiday giving: CeCe Harper’s 13 assists spark KU women past Tulsa
December 22, 2013
CeCe Harper insists it had nothing to do with the holidays, but the Kansas University senior guard sure was in a giving mood during Sunday’s 82-78 victory over Tulsa at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait
Sub-zero temperatures expected in Lawrence on Monday
December 22, 2013
The National Weather Service is forecasting a low of -4 degrees Monday in the Lawrence area.
KU women’s basketball team tops Tulsa 82-78 in nailbiter
December 22, 2013
The Kansas University women’s basketball team used fast starts to the first and second halves to hold off a scrappy Tulsa team 82-78 Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Lawrence relatively free of weather troubles; several accidents reported on I-70
December 22, 2013
With about 5 inches of snow on the ground, the city and county saw few weather-related accidents overnight Saturday into Sunday morning. However, several crashes were reported on I-70 between Topeka and Lawrence in the past 24 hours. By Ben Unglesbee
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 21
December 22, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, Dec. 21.
25 years ago: Developers expecing final permit for riverfront mall construction
December 22, 2013
The permit was the last of 10 state or federal permits that had been necessary.
Eric Melin’s 10 best movies of 2013
December 22, 2013
2013 was an embarrassment of film riches, and the best movies of the year are all over the place in terms of budget, scope, genre and style.
40 years ago: Federal proposal on gasoline allocation might affect Lawrence students
December 22, 2013
The proposal would prohibit the allocation of gasoline to bus school children out of their neighborhoods.
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: The magic of glass
December 22, 2013
Nothing, it seems, makes the hand of Vernon Brejcha quiver. Not the heat from a furnace that burns a few thousand degrees, not the weight of a five-foot pole with a ball of fire attached to its end, and not even the frailty of a very, very old bottle. By Chad Lawhorn
100 years ago: Lawrence post office enjoys busiest season in its history
December 22, 2013
“The basement has been pressed into service. The principal streets and blocks have been chalked off on the floor and as fast as the packages come in they are distributed on the floor in the block where their addresses reads.”
Group of former Republican officials seeks to thwart Brownback policies
December 22, 2013
Alarmed by the sharp change of direction in state government under Gov. Sam Brownback, a group of former Republican legislators has vowed to try to change his policies, with some members of the group working against his re-election. By Scott Rothschild
Editorial: Curbing speech
A hastily passed policy on the use of social media by state university faculty and staff raises questions about the importance of free speech and academic freedom.
December 22, 2013
Do you suppose the advent of radio also sent state university officials into a panic?
Opinion: Latin America’s educational divide
December 22, 2013
What’s most worrisome about Latin America’s disastrous performance in the recently released international PISA student tests are not the results themselves, but that many countries in the region are not even recognizing that they have a serious problem.
State board mulls study plans for each student
December 22, 2013
It may not be long before all students in Lawrence, and throughout Kansas, are required to have their own “Individual Plan of Study” to guide them in choosing courses to prepare for college or a career. But studies show most workers will have several careers before they retire. By Peter Hancock
Opinion: Fusion project promises energy boon
December 22, 2013
In a scientific complex on 88 bucolic acres near here, some astonishingly talented people are advancing a decades-long project to create a sun on Earth. When — not if; when — decades hence they and collaborators around the world succeed, their achievement will be more transformative of human life than any prior scientific achievement.
Local writer’s work recognized as Notable Essay in ‘Best American Essays 2013’
December 22, 2013
“It’s just a Volkswagen,” the line reads in the first paragraph of Gregg Primo Ventello’s essay. A Volkswagen Passat he affectionately calls “Das Schweinehund,” translating literally as “pig-dog.”