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How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 28
December 28, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, Dec. 28.
Chiefs to face Chargers team teetering on edge of playoffs
December 28, 2013
Rookie coach Mike McCoy and the San Diego Chargers are still fishing for a miracle. They’ll know on Sunday whether McCoy will keep out his playbook for at least another week or reach for his tackle box and schedule another offseason trip to the British Virgin Islands with his pal Dennis Allen, coach of the Oakland Raiders.
Column: Jayhawks will keep things interesting in second half
December 28, 2013
A few random hoops thoughts while wondering how many more columns and features will be written this season about amazing and talented freshman Joel Embiid. Column by Matt Tait
KU women eye boost before beginning of Big 12 play
December 28, 2013
After a few days off to recharge their minds, spend time with loved ones and get away from basketball over winter break, the members of the Kansas University women’s basketball team returned to Lawrence Thursday with some extra energy. By Matt Tait
Frank Mason focused on stepping up as leader
December 28, 2013
The best present Kansas University freshman point guard Frank Mason received for Christmas was the gift of time spent with loved ones back in Petersburg, Va. “It was good to go home. I got to see my son, my family, close friends. It was really nice going home,” Mason said after Saturday’s practice and before the Jayhawks’ holiday basketball clinic in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
After son’s health scare, mother fights to get AED devices in Theatre Lawrence
December 28, 2013
If you saw Jake Leet energetically hugging each of the nearly 100 guests his party at Theatre Lawrence Saturday afternoon, you wouldn’t think he’d been on death’s door just a week ago to the day. On Dec. 21, the 20-year-old collapsed on stage during a production of “Shrek” at Theatre Lawrence. His heart had stopped, and he wasn’t breathing.
27-year-old Lawrence man killed early Saturday in Newton
December 28, 2013
Jeffery R. Ely, 27, died after his 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, which was stopped northbound in the right lane of Interstate 135, was struck in the rear by a 2001 Freightliner Semi, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash log.
Lawrence police investigating late Friday armed robbery in northern Lawrence
December 28, 2013
Police say a black male wearing a ski mask entered a combination gas station and liquor store in the 1800 block of West Second Street, displayed a knife and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.
In the family: Wiggins brothers support shared love of basketball
December 28, 2013
Sure, Mitchell Wiggins’ three kids — Mitchell Jr. the oldest, Nick the middle son, Andrew the youngest of the bunch — had other interests growing up. But it was the basketball court that lured them in like a magnet, from an early age each trying to follow in their father’s footsteps.
School board to receive land donation for new tech ed center
December 28, 2013
The Lawrence school board will conduct a special meeting at noon Monday to receive the donation of land for a new technical education center. The facility, slated for opening in 2015, is being funded with a portion of the $92.5 million bond issue voters approved in April. By Peter Hancock
Letter: Easy explanation
December 28, 2013
Tom Moskow and many others have accused President Obama of lying when he said people could keep their health insurance plans after implementation of the Affordable Care Act. When insurance companies terminated plans, Obama was blamed, but the responsibility belongs to the insurance companies.
Letter: Not comparable
December 28, 2013
This letter is in regards to Mr. Moskow’s letter of Dec. 23. Personally, I would like to believe neither President Bush nor Obama intentionally lied to the American public. Upon further review each probably should have delayed in implementing their plans until much additional information was available. But to compare the massive loss of life and property to many people in Iraq as well as Americans to a few thousand people temporarily losing their health insurance is outrageous.
25 years ago: Owner of iconic downtown shop to close in protest of BID fees
December 28, 2013
“When Indian is out, George is in.” Thus had a well-known sign proclaimed the status of George’s Pipe Shop for as long as most Lawrence residents could remember.
40 years ago: Kansas AG Vern Miller pops out of car trunk, makes more drug arrests
December 28, 2013
Miller had personally taken part in the raid, hiding in the trunk of a car and popping out at the right time.
Opinion: Citizens should have their own resolutions
December 28, 2013
No sir. This is not going to be a column about New Year’s resolutions for Congress. We all know that the paper they would be written on, or the digital energy, would be wasted.
Lawrence City Commission agenda for Dec. 30
December 28, 2013
Dec. 30, 2013, 8:30 a.m.
100 years ago: Top college football teams vying to play Haskell in 1914
December 28, 2013
“To date a half dozen of the foremost universities in the middle west have considered Haskell for the big Thanksgiving Day game for next fall.”