Archive for Thursday, February 7, 2013

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1:02 a.m.
From left Jeff Withey, Jamari Traylor, Elijah Johnson and Kevin Young, watch the final seconds of the Jayhawks' 62-55 loss to Texas Christian on Feb. 6, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. First to ‘worst’: Lowly TCU stuns Jayhawks
February 7, 2013
Kansas University did much more than lose a basketball game on Wednesday to TCU, the last-place team in the Big 12 Conference. By Gary Bedore• KU-TCU
12:00 p.m.

Mark Robbins, collections manager for the ornithology department, displays an albatross in a spacious new lab Wednesday at Kansas University’s Museum of Natural History. Dyche Hall, where the museum is housed, now has eight new state-of-the-art laboratories after a two-year, $3.5 million renovation. New KU natural history labs ready for research after $3.5 million renovations
February 7, 2013
After a 2-year, $3.5 million effort that renovated some labs that dated back 50 years or more, Kansas University’s Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Institute is ready to unveil new facilities that will allow its scientists to do things they never have before, protect irreplaceable specimens and keep people safer. By Matt Erickson
3:08 p.m.
Mardi Gras march down Massachusetts Street planned for next week; everyone invited to participate
February 7, 2013
Two New Orleans transplants will lead an annual lunchtime Mardi Gras parade in downtown Lawrence next week.
3:13 p.m.
Brownback wants school finance case to go to mediation
February 7, 2013
State officials on Thursday asked the Kansas Supreme Court to appoint a mediator to resolve a ruling that the Kansas Legislature has failed its constitutional duty to provide suitable funding for schools. By Scott Rothschild
7:00 p.m.
Stevie Drake, 16, of Lawrence, has been missing since Jan. 31. Lawrence mother searching for missing teen
February 7, 2013
A Lawrence mother is searching for her 16-year-old son who ran away from home last week. Shirley Morriss said her son, Stevie Drake, is a Lawrence High School sophomore and was last seen about 2 p.m. Jan. 31 near Sixth and Kentucky streets. Morriss filed a missing person’s report with Lawrence police and created a Facebook page to seek help from the public. Morriss said her son, who has run away before, is about 5-foot-5, 120 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes. By Ian Cummings

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