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Francoeur understands Royals’ frustration
February 16, 2013
Jeff Francoeur may have the most likable personality in baseball, yet he makes so many fans in Kansas City so mad.
KU tennis falls, 4-3, to College of Charleston
February 16, 2013
Kansas University’s tennis team fell to College of Charleston, 4-3, on Saturday.
KU golfer Meghan Potee tied for 20th at FSU tourney
February 16, 2013
Kansas University’s Meghan Potee sits in a tie for 20th place after the second round of the Florida State Match-Up women’s golf tournament on Saturday.
Nevada edges KU baseball, 2-1
February 16, 2013
Kansas University’s baseball team couldn’t get anything going at the plate on Saturday at Hohokam Park and fell, 2-1, to Nevada.
Kansas softball loses, 8-5, to undefeated Auburn
February 16, 2013
Kansas University surrendered five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and lost, 8-5, to undefeated Auburn on Saturday at the Tiger Softball Invitational.
Mobile food pantry needs volunteers
February 16, 2013
Ballard Community Services is looking for volunteers to help its mobile food pantry. The mobile food pantry, held once a month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 1930 Harper St., provides food for low-income residents and their families.
KU midyear football transfers get weight-room wake-up
February 16, 2013
Although Kansas University football’s eight midyear transfers — junior-college players who left their previous schools early and are enrolled at KU this spring — all have had different experiences and adjusted to life in Lawrence in their own ways, there are a few areas in which the transition has been the same. Most often, that has been in the weight room. By Matt Tait
Life lessons
Artist teaches incarcerated youths to help them get positive attention
February 16, 2013
Every Friday for the past 15 years, artist Laura Ramberg has been teaching art to people convicted of some very serious crimes: Battery. Breaking and entering. Drug use. And none of her students are older than 17. By Margie Carr
LHS tournament shows forensics programs still strong in Kansas
February 16, 2013
Forensics tournaments like the one at Lawrence High School this weekend have remained strong in Kansas, despite waning in popularity in many other states. The events challenge students’ ability to research, write, analyze topics, organize their thoughts and perform before judges with poise and confidence. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence Model Railroad Show draws crowd of enthusiasts
February 16, 2013
The 12th Annual Lawrence Model Railroad Show and Swap Meet attracted children wanting to see train displays and model railroad builders looking for ideas, advice and railroad accessories. More than 20 vendors from Kansas and Missouri filled at least 50 tables with train-related merchandise for attendees to browse from. Items for sale included trains and display accessories, books, DVDs and even hardware that had been used on a real railway. By Meagan Thomas
Driver crashes into house after losing control of vehicle on K-10
February 16, 2013
A man approaching town on Kansas Highway 10 lost control of his pickup truck before driving through the back of a house in the 2000 block of East 23rd Street Terrace.
FSHS puts 10 in finals at state swimming
February 16, 2013
During Friday’s prelims, Free State qualified 10 for the A finals of the Class 6A state swimming and diving meet. By Benton Smith
Veritas basketball swept
February 16, 2013
Maddie Bennett led Veritas with 12 points, but the Eagles dropped a 29-24 high school girls basketball decision Friday to Marais des Cygnes.
Seabury splits with Heritage Christian
February 16, 2013
Courtney Hoag scored 20 points and had six rebounds Friday for Seabury, which defeated Olathe Heritage Christian, 61-35, in high school girls basketball.
LHS girls tumble to Olathe East
February 16, 2013
A frigid third-quarter and hot free-throw shooting by Olathe East down the stretch proved to be too much to overcome for the Lawrence High girls basketball team, which missed an opportunity to win its second straight game in a season full of long nights. By Matt Tait
LHS boys drop third straight at home
February 16, 2013
The Jungle has not been kind to the Lawrence High boys basketball team during the past couple of weeks, and Friday night against Olathe East, the Lions’ inability to tame East’s Talbert brothers led to a third-straight home loss, 69-59. By Matt Tait
FSHS girls upend Olathe North
February 16, 2013
Free State effectively attacked a 2-3 zone from the outside in, knocking down nine of 22 three-pointers in a 53-42 high school girls basketball victory Friday at Olathe North. By Jesse Newell
Khadre Lane lifts FSHS boys past Olathe North
February 16, 2013
An aggressive Khadre Lane carried Free State’s offense in a 60-55 victory over Olathe North on Friday night. By Jesse Newell
Jayhawks fired up to win one for Mario Chalmers
February 16, 2013
Kansas University senior center Jeff Withey will be in the locker room with his teammates and coaches, resting and receiving instruction at halftime of tonight’s KU-Texas game in Allen Fieldhouse. Thus, he won’t have a courtside view of Mario Chalmers’ jersey No. 15 being hung in the rafters. By Gary Bedore
25 years ago: Residents outraged at local radio station’s upcoming program
February 16, 2013
The host had invited two members of a Missouri KKK organization to appear on the show.
40 years ago: Mass Street home suffers extensive damage in blaze
February 16, 2013
The two-story frame structure had been occupied at the time by four KU students.
Ottawa tops Baldwin
February 16, 2013
Semi Ojeleye scored 17 second-half points but only one field goal on the night in Ottawa High’s 14-point boys basketball victory.
Potee fires 3-over 75 to lead KU golfers
February 16, 2013
Kansas University junior Meghan Potee shot a 3-over par 75 on to lead KU after the first round of the inaugural Florida State Match-Up women’s golf tournament at SouthWood Golf Club on Friday.
Ex-KU basketball player Eskridge dies at 89
February 16, 2013
Former Kansas University basketball player Jack Eskridge has died at age 89. Eskridge, who died Monday, played two seasons at KU in the 1940s. He averaged 7.6 points per game in 1947-48 and was an assistant under Phog Allen in the 1950s
KU softball claims pair of victories
February 16, 2013
Maggie Hull drove in four runs, and Kelsey Kessler and Morgan Druhan combined on a shutout as Kansas University’s softball team defeated Indiana State, 8-0, on Friday in the Tiger Invitational.
Kansas clips Nevada in baseball opener
February 16, 2013
Kansas University used a seven-run eighth inning to break a tie and defeat Nevada, 11-4, on Friday in its baseball opener.
Simons’ Saturday Column: Technology moves from comics to potential threat
February 16, 2013
It would be a serious mistake to sell short the Chinese threat or, for that matter, the ability and determination of leaders or schemers in other countries to use cyber or space technology to make America — for years the world’s most powerful and respected country — into a damaged shell of itself as an international leader. By Dolph C. Simons, Jr.
100 years ago: Lawrence merchant surprised by scam letter
February 16, 2013
“This is an old trick which has not been heard of for some time.”
Letter: Fear sells guns
February 16, 2013
Since 2008, I’ve witnessed the mass marketing of fear. I’ve witnessed the hijacking of gun collecting by those who use the fear of others to make money. In previous times, this paper covered the increased sales of guns and ammo locally and in Wyandotte County. Fear sells. I witnessed this looking for an antique gun shop in Tulsa, Okla., only to find a gun shop in suburban Tulsa selling tactical weapons and ammo.
Letter: Unchanging God
February 16, 2013
What I appreciate most about God is He is not like us. He is stable, true to His word, unchangeable. He is simplicity. He gave us only Ten Commandments, and one man to model them — to perfection. He is love personified. He established His church with these words: “Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
Faith Forum: Do United States residents truly have freedom of religion?
February 16, 2013
Moussa Elbayoumy and the Rev. Josh Longbottom answer.
Letter: Godly plan?
February 16, 2013
What is Gov. Brownback trying to do? His immediate aims are clear. He is reducing the tax burden of the wealthy and shifting a portion of that to the middle class and the poor. He plans to eliminate state income tax while maintaining a high sales tax and eliminating other tax measures that help the poor and middle class. A reduced state budget will require that services that benefit the poor will need to be cut. All that seems clear, but why is he doing this?
KU tennis routs Charleston Southern
February 16, 2013
Kansas University’s women’s tennis team improved to 3-1 in dual play Friday, defeating Charleston Southern, 6-1.
Opinion: Justification for drone warfare is clear
February 16, 2013 in print edition on A8
The nation’s vexation over the morality and legality of President Obama’s drone war has produced a salutary but hopelessly confused debate. Three categories of questions are being asked. They must be separated to be clearly understood.
Tune In Tonight: A double dose of Beyonce
February 16, 2013
As noted Friday, HBO and Showtime offer rival documentaries about music superstars. “Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream” (8 p.m. Saturday, HBO) mixes interviews with the pop star with performance footage past and present. Much like “History of the Eagles” (7 p.m. Saturday, Showtime), it features “intimate” insights larded with glittering generalities and undercut by the slick atmospherics of public relations.
Horoscopes for Feb. 16
February 16, 2013
For Saturday, Feb. 16: This year you might say one thing yet do something else. If you get feedback regarding this issue, it would be wise to work on resolving it; otherwise, people might not know what to expect when interacting with you. If you are single, the first couple of choices you make for a potential sweetie might not be the right match for you. If you are attached, the two of you will become closer if you accept yourself and are willing to transform.