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Chiefs backups fall in OT
December 29, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs had nothing to play for and rested 20 of 22 starters. They still almost beat San Diego with its season on the line.
Column: KU fans, coaches face tests in 2014
December 29, 2013
Tough challenges face local athletes, coaches, administrators, announcers and fans involved directly or indirectly in Kansas University sports in 2014. By Tom Keegan
Not there yet: Kansas women ‘inconsistently’ tough in victory over Yale
December 29, 2013
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson assigned her team to read the book “Toughness” by ESPN’s Jay Bilas over winter break, but despite Kansas’ 79-63 victory Sunday against Yale at Allen Fieldhouse, she feels the Jayhawks still have some homework to do. By Chris Duderstadt
KU-San Diego State hoops on Jan. 5 set for 3:30 p.m. tip-off
December 29, 2013
The San Diego State at Kansas men’s basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 5, will begin at 3:30 p.m. (Central), CBS Television announced Sunday.
KU women crush Yale
December 29, 2013
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team jumped to an 11-0 lead and cruised to a 79-63 victory over Yale on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Library emphasizing programs over quiet
December 29, 2013
Pictured: Nikolas Colom of the KU Robotics Club waits for his assistant to power up the propellers on a quadrotor robot during a presentation for 5- and 6-year-olds attending the library’s Kidsapalooza activity on Monday, June 24, 2013. Libraries were once known for being closed-off, stuffy, “shush!” kinds of places. But now, it’s all about providing spaces, putting on programs, inviting people over and talking. As patrons’ needs change, Lawrence’s library is strengthening its emphasis on programming and outreach. By Elliot Hughes
Roadwork: Construction planned this week
December 29, 2013
City construction projects are now mapped at lawks.us/construction-map.
Lawrence pianist YoungArts music finalist
December 29, 2013
Chaeyoung Park was selected from 11,000 applicants in 10 disciplines in literary, performing, visual and design arts fields, 171 finalists total.
Lawrence native, a political neophyte, aims to be elected governor
December 29, 2013
Tresa McAlhaney isn’t your typical politician. In fact, she’s not even a politician — all the more reason she says she’d be the perfect person to govern the state of Kansas. By Giles Bruce
Fly Topeka? Lawrence residents soon will have two nearby options for travel
December 29, 2013
Need to fly to Chicago or beyond? Lawrence residents soon will have an alternative to Kansas City International Airport: Topeka Regional Airport. Locals say convenience of the smaller airport is enticing but — being roughly halfway between the two — choosing Topeka over Kansas City will come down to whether flight times fit with their travel plans. By Sara Shepherd
Local orchestra changes name, ensemble plans
December 29, 2013
The Lawrence Chamber Orchestra is going through a series of changes including new directors, new music repertoire, new orchestra musicians and a new name.
40 years ago: Lawrence teen killed in house fire while trying to save brother
December 29, 2013
Young William M. Kent had lived in the home with his family and had been an eighth-grader at South Junior High School.
Survivor of bacterial meningitis shares life-changing experience in new book
December 29, 2013
Andy Marso’s book, “Worth the Pain: How Meningitis Nearly Killed Me — Then Changed My Life for the Better,” details the painful disease that led to the decaying and eventually loss of parts of both of his feet and his hands.
Opinion: Stereotypes handicap working women
December 29, 2013
Recent headlines bemoan the fact that, in the city of Los Angeles, only one woman — recently elected to a City Council with 14 men — holds elected office in City Hall. As for L.A. County, with 9.9 million residents, a lone woman sits on its five-member Board of Supervisors.
Editorial: Medicaid opportunity
The door to Medicaid expansion in Kansas may have been opened a little wider by a plan approved this month for Iowa.
December 29, 2013
A Medicaid expansion plan approved for Iowa earlier this month offers some hope that a Medicaid compromise might also be worked out for Kansas.
25 years ago: Lawrence transient ordered to stand trial
December 29, 2013
The man was accused of having killed a Lawrence child in July.
100 years ago: Kansas City dances reported to be less “risqué” than KU parties
December 29, 2013
“None of the front position, strangle-hold dances are permitted in the public dance halls of Kansas City.”
Kansas-Missouri border war film to screen at Liberty Hall
December 29, 2013
“Road to Valhalla,” will be screening at Liberty Hall on Jan. 4, at 7 p.m.
Kansas unlikely to change graduation requirements due to Common Core
December 29, 2013
Kansas is among 45 states that have adopted the Common Core standards for English and math, which are supposed to ensure that students are ready for college or a career by the time they graduate. But officials say there are no plans to change graduation requirements to make students demonstrate that they have met those standards. By Peter Hancock
Designs for KU business school building look to education’s future
December 29, 2013
Designs for the new Kansas University School of Business building look to turn current notions for classroom setup on their head. But first thing’s first: building new tennis courts. By Ben Unglesbee
Opinion: 2013 not a good year for progressives
December 29, 2013
This report on the State of Conservatism comes at the end of an annus mirabilis for conservatives. In 2013, they learned that they may have been wasting much time and effort.