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How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 26
10:58 p.m., December 26, 2013 Updated 12:52 a.m.
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thursday, Dec. 26.
Chiefs’ scrubs may play big roles
December 26, 2013
The Chiefs are paying Chase Daniel more than $4 million in salary and bonuses this season, yet the backup quarterback has not taking a meaningful snap in a game. There’s an argument to be made that fact won’t change Sunday, when the Chiefs head to San Diego to play a game that can’t affect their playoff situation. Kansas City is already locked into the No. 5 seed and is merely waiting to find out who it will face the following weekend.
KU’s next foe, Toledo, still undefeated
10:46 p.m., December 26, 2013 Updated 12:12 a.m.
Toledo, which plays Coppin State at home on Saturday, figures to bring a perfect 12-0 record to Allen Fieldhouse for Monday’s 7 p.m. game against 8-3 Kansas University. By Gary Bedore
Former KU football captain Homer Floyd spends career pushing for social equality
December 26, 2013
The personal rejections — “You can’t eat here.” “You and your wife can’t live here.” — based on nothing but the color of his skin happened more than 50 years ago, but those sorts of wounds never age, never fully heal. It’s how Homer Floyd, the best football player at Kansas University when Wilt Chamberlain was the best basketball player, used those emotional wounds to make the world a better place and turned him into an iconic civil rights figure. By Tom Keegan
December Final Friday Preview: Drink up this month’s events
December 26, 2013
While some of the traditional Final Friday venues will be closed this week, such as the Lawrence Arts Center and the Lawrence Art Party, there are still plenty of opportunities to see excellent works by some of our city’s most talented individuals — and you might have to have a drink or two in the process.
Lawrence woman charged with second degree murder after Christmas stabbing death
December 26, 2013
A 27-year-old Lawrence woman was charged Thursday with second-degree murder in connection with a fatal stabbing early Christmas morning.
Douglas County treasurer says commercial vehicles will have to register elsewhere
December 26, 2013
The owners of commercial vehicles in Douglas County will have to register those vehicles in another county to meet the Feb. 28, 2014 deadline, Douglas County Treasurer Paula Gilchrist said Thursday.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 25
December 26, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Dec. 25.
The perfect winter outfit
December 26, 2013
CheckOut asked resident fashion experts Emily and Elizabeth Kennedy and Nicholas Cunigan for their definition of the “perfect” winter outfit.
Fix-It Chick: Wire a switch to an existing outlet
December 26, 2013
When it comes to electrical projects, wiring a switch to an outlet is a pretty straightforward project.
Garden Variety: Plan your landscape now
December 26, 2013
This is a perfect time to consider landscape planning.
Style Scout: Matthew Smith
December 26, 2013
Fashion trends you love: I like pea coats, v-necks and I’m a bit of a texture person as well. I like dressier shoes so I love leather soles on boots or a nice pair of wing tips. I also like jeans that ar
25 years ago: Group of deer stalls Kanas City airport takeoff
December 26, 2013
On Christmas Eve, a group of eight deer had wandered across the runway.
City moving ahead with $3.8 million in repairs to Kaw Water Treatment plant
December 26, 2013
Major construction work is expected to take place in the Kansas River during the next several months as part of a multimillion dollar project to shore up operations of Lawrence’s Kaw Water Treatment plant. By Chad Lawhorn
40 years ago: School board discusses consolidation issues
December 26, 2013
“Economically, it does not make sense to have classrooms empty.”
Editorial: Looking ahead
Ensuring a water supply for western Kansas may require some out-of-the-box thinking.
December 26, 2013
Dramatic declines in groundwater levels have been recorded for the last two years in the High Plains Aquifer in western Kansas, and when Kansas Geological Survey crews head west this winter, they likely will find a continuation of that trend.
Opinion: ‘Duck’ outrage goes political
December 26, 2013
The outrage industry was in high dudgeon just before Christmas over remarks “Duck Dynasty” family patriarch, Phil Robertson, made to GQ magazine about homosexuality. Outrage is the primary ingredient for political fundraising and political power. One must always have an enemy.
Opinion: Sentences take financial, human toll
December 26, 2013
Federal Judge John Gleeson of the Eastern District of New York says documents called “statements of reasons” are an optional way for a judge to express “views that might be of interest.” The one he issued two months ago is still reverberating.
Celebrity Fashion Fusion: Catching attention — Jennifer Lawrence’s little black dress both edgy and classy
December 26, 2013
If you want to be hot enough to catch on fire this New Year’s Eve, all you need to do is follow Jennifer Lawrence’s lead.
Mrs. Mass: A last-minute Fix
December 26, 2013
It’s the time of year for holiday parties and Christmas photos. Everybody dresses in their finest, making sure their hair is styled just so and their nails are clean and trimmed.
Off the Beaten Plate: Bison Bolognese at Merchants Pub and Plate
December 26, 2013
We really don’t need another reason to indulge in a plate of pasta, but the bison bolognese at Merchants Pub and Plate just gave us one.
Style Scout: Constance Whiston
December 26, 2013
Fashion trends you love: In winter, I like boots in all different kinds of styles. I like infinity scarves and eccentric hairstyles. Once in a while you get to see a lot of creativity on Final Fridays with creativeness in clothes.
Lawrence comes alive with New Year’s Eve events
December 26, 2013
Not sure yet where to make your toast to 2014? From restaurant specials to live shows, Lawrence lights up with many options on New Year’s Eve.
Police ramp up presence near Oread Hotel after spike in alcohol-related offenses
December 26, 2013
An increased police presence appears to have tamped down on alcohol-related problems earlier this month in the 1200 block of Oread Avenue, site of The Oread Hotel and the bars and nightclubs it houses.
Eudora church rallies to fund repair of 100-year-old stained-glass windows
December 26, 2013
To celebrate the centennial of its stained-glass windows, a Eudora church scraped together $30,000 to replace the windows’ protective lining and covering. By Stephen Montemayor
Gift gets legally blind artist to take up brushes again
December 26, 2013
John Parkinson is painting again because of the gift of an easel in October from two fellow Hancuff Place residents, Bob Goulet and Mike Moran. The two men had seen the paintings in Parkinson’s apartment and wanted to motivate him to take up the brush again. By Elvyn Jones
100 years ago: Cold wave brings ‘real winter’ to Lawrence
December 26, 2013
“No official figures on the temperature could be obtained today from the University as the observatory apparently had closed for the holiday season.”