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Tulsa upends Kansas tennis, 5-2
February 10, 2013
With its top singles player sidelined because of an undisclosed injury, Kansas University’s tennis team suffered a 5-2 loss to No. 23 Tulsa on Sunday at Jayhawk Tennis Center.
KU softball falls in title game
February 10, 2013
Kansas University jumped to a two-run lead in the first inning, but North Carolina State rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Jayhawks on Sunday in the championship game of the Florida International Softball Tournament.
Allen debut awaits K-State coach
February 10, 2013
Bruce Weber, who has coached in dozens of arenas in his 15 years as a head college basketball coach and 19 as an assistant, today experiences game day in Allen Fieldhouse for the first time. By Gary Bedore
Amazing grace: Jeff Withey made late grandmother proud, proved to coach he belonged
February 10, 2013
Jeff Withey barely made it off the bench when he started his Kansas career and considered quitting the game. He since has tied Greg Ostertag as the Jayhawks’ all-time top shot-blocker — and along the way made his late grandmother, Grace, quite proud. By Jesse Newell
Opinion: Kansas’ incoming defensive backs worth hype, hope
February 10, 2013
Charlie Weis isn’t always on target in his projections for recruits. He twice thought he landed a whopper when he hauled Dayne Crist into the boat. Strikeouts didn’t make Reggie Jackson stop swinging for the fences, and they won’t make Charlie hold the hype. By Tom Keegan
Brush fire reported in Douglas County
February 10, 2013
Fire crews are responding to a brush fire in Douglas County, in the 400 block of North 2100 Road.
Historian reflects on George Washington’s legacy at Dole Institute talk
February 10, 2013
George Washington didn’t have Thomas Jefferson’s ability to turn an iconic phrase or James Madison’s penchant for coming up with profound concepts, Richard Norton Smith said in his talk at the Kansas University Dole Institute of Politics on Sunday. All Washington gave us, he said, is our country as we know it today. By Matt Erickson
Kobach discusses early voter fraud in state at ‘Bleeding Kansas’ lecture series
February 10, 2013
The state’s highest election official treated a packed room Sunday at Constitution Hall in Lecompton to some Kansas election history. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach presented “Kansas’ First Territorial Elections & the Lecompton Constitution” as part of the 2013 Bleeding Kansas lecture series. By Shaun Hittle
Documents cast doubt on accuracy of ‘In Cold Blood’
February 10, 2013
Recent documents released by the Wall Street Journal cast doubt on the accuracy of events portrayed in Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood,” which recounted the 1959 murders of the Clutter family near Garden City. By Shaun Hittle
New KU Med Center leader Doug Girod emphasizing connections in raising profile of campus
February 10, 2013
Terry Tsue guesses that it’s compassion that has led colleague Doug Girod to take part in more than a dozen medical missions to Guatemala, the Philippines, Uganda and elsewhere. That may be true. But those trips are also evidence of what Girod is aiming for as the new leader of the Kansas University Medical Center: connections. By Matt Erickson
Opinion: GOP repackaging old ideas
February 10, 2013 in print edition on A11
Maybe the party is finally over. Meaning not simply the Grand Old Party, but more specifically the bacchanal of the bizarre and carnival of crazy to which it has lately devolved. So obvious has this devolution become that even Republican stalwarts have been heard to decry the parody of a party the GOP has become.
Kansas softball takes down Georgetown twice
February 10, 2013
Kansas University’s softball team collected its third and fourth victories of the season on Saturday at the Florida International Tournament.
Geubelle breaks another KU track record at Tyson Invitational
12:00 a.m., February 10, 2013 Updated 10:48 a.m.
Kansas University senior Andrea Geubelle broke her own school record, again, on her way to the triple-jump title on Saturday at the Tyson Invitational.
New version of Kansas Religious Preservation Act appears to address gay rights concerns
February 10, 2013
The Kansas Preservation of Religious Freedom Act, which last year was portrayed by some as anti-gay, has re-emerged this year, but in a form that gay rights advocates say they can live with. By Scott Rothschild.
Off the Beaten Plate: Chicken and Waffles at the Burger Stand
February 10, 2013
This isn’t the bone-in chicken and waffles a la soul food restaurants, but it’s easier to eat. Battered and fried chicken fingers top a crispy round waffle, the whole shebang drizzled with maple syrup. By Sara Shepherd.
How former Jayhawks fared in Feb. 9 NBA games
February 10, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday’s NBA games.
Editorial: Looming disaster
Amid all the trivia that vies for our attention is an issue that future generations will wonder why we ignored.
February 10, 2013
It’s easy to get caught up in the political issues that consume our media and our conversations: gun policy, fiscal control, school finance. Even trivial matters such as what caused the power failure at the Super Bowl and who should have known that such a “disaster” was possible to distract our attention.
Letter: Run on guns
February 10, 2013
It has long been my observation that the only measurable result of the Gun Control Act of 1968 and the Clinton assault weapons ban of 1994 was a huge increase in the number of privately owned guns. After both those laws were introduced — and after Barack Obama was elected president the first time — people went out and bought millions of guns and billions of rounds of ammunition that they did not really need, and probably would not have bought otherwise. In fact, it is axiomatic among the shooting public that the current popularity of civilian look-alikes of the M-16 and AK-47 can be traced directly to the panic buying spurred by the Clinton assault weapons bill.
Tune In Tonight: Grammys hope for big crowd
February 10, 2013
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards (7 p.m. Sunday, CBS) will have a hard time topping the 54th. Last year, it reached more than 39 million viewers, its second-largest audience ever and the most since Michael Jackson moonwalked away with most of the awards at the 1984 ceremony.
25 years ago: Longtime sheriff to step down at end of year
February 10, 2013
The new sheriff was to be chosen in county elections this fall.
40 years ago: Division II courtroom sets up shop in Watkins building
February 10, 2013
Chairs for the jury box had not yet arrived.
100 years ago: Festivities planned for Lincoln’s birthday
February 10, 2013
“Abraham Lincoln’s birthday never passes unobserved in Lawrence.”
Play about Lincoln, civil rights coming to Arts Center
February 10, 2013
Play about presidential leadership and civil rights coming to Lawrence to celebrate President’s Day.
Statewide writing contest open to students
February 10, 2013
Kansas students in third through 12th grades are invited to submit their essays for this year’s Kansas Book Festival Writing Contest. Students are asked to get creative and set straight a common myth about Kansas by writing on the theme, “Kansas Isn’t Flat It’s…”
Director of basketball rules documentary to appear at screening
February 10, 2013
Kansas University’s Student Union Activities will host KU basketball super-fan Josh Swade for a movie screening and discussion. Swade directed “There’s No Place Like Home,” the ESPN “30 for 30” documentary that chronicles his quest to bring James Naismith’s original rules of basketball to Lawrence.
Sorority alumnae club plans wine tasting to help Van Go
February 10, 2013
An upcoming wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres fundraiser planned by Lawrence’s Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club will benefit Van Go Inc.
Church music event to help with Habitat house
February 10, 2013
Representatives from six churches will come together for a good cause during the Lawrence Habitat for Humanity MusicFest.
Events aim to reassure bullied teens ‘it gets better’
February 10, 2013
Events tied to the It Gets Better project that brings attention to the issue of bullying and the community’s attempt to stop it will be held throughout Lawrence this week. By Rebekka Schlichting
Opinion: Break up nation’s biggest banks
February 10, 2013 in print edition on A11
With his chronically gravelly voice and relentlessly liberal agenda, Sherrod Brown seems to have stepped out of “Les Miserables,” hoarse from singing revolutionary anthems at the barricades. Today, Ohio’s senior senator has a project worthy of Victor Hugo — and of conservatives’ support. He wants to break up the biggest banks.
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: A mailman who delivered the mail and a smile
February 10, 2013
Tom Carlson figures he must have taken over for old Billy Hayes about a year or so after John Lennon died. You’ll have to excuse Carlson if he doesn’t have an exact date for you. He’s not really a numbers man. He’s more a man of letters. Lots of them. By Chad Lawhorn
One man’s trash: Artist’s project highlights unusual gift economy in downtown alley
February 10, 2013
The blue metal garbage container at the Social Service League Thrift Store defies its outward appearance as just another alleyway trash bin. Over the past decade, maybe longer, the bin has evolved into its own unlikely circular micro-economy and a gathering place for comfortable people and the down-on-their-luck alike. By Sara Shepherd.
Horoscopes for Feb. 10
February 10, 2013
For Sunday, Feb. 10: This year you have an opportunity for a new beginning. Your charisma and energy are what separate you from many people. If you are single, you draw quite a few people toward you. If you are attached, try to walk in your sweetie’s footsteps more often.