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Ex-Jayhawk Zach Peters enrolls at Collin College
January 27, 2013
Former Kansas University basketball forward Zach Peters, who left KU after first-semester final exams following a series of concussions, has enrolled at Collin College in Texas, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Opinion: A look at best recent NCAA Tournament coaches
January 27, 2013
Now that this is the 10th season since the coaching dominoes rippled shortly after Roy Williams used a bad word talking to Bonnie Bernstein on national TV, it’s a good time to see which college basketball coaches have made the most noise in the NCAA Tournament since the shake-up. By Tom Keegan
First ascent: Mountaineers, Huggins await Jayhawks
January 27, 2013
Someday, Kansas and West Virginia may become fierce Big 12 Conference basketball rivals. As of today, however, the teams coached by Bill Self and Bob Huggins classify as strangers preparing to meet for the first time in the history of the two proud programs. By Gary Bedore
How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 27 NBA games
January 27, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Sunday’s NBA games.
Analysis: Path not easy for plan to overhaul judicial selection process in Kansas
January 27, 2013
Conservative Republican legislators are pushing aggressively for an overhaul of how Kansas fills vacancies on its two highest courts, but they face significant obstacles in getting a proposed amendment to the state constitution on the ballot. By John Hanna, Associated Press
Capitol Report: judges, political advocacy on tap; concealed carry expansion filed; action on arts still draws controversy
January 27, 2013
In this week’s Capitol Report, a proposed constitutional amendment on that issue will be debated in the Senate; House Bill 2055 is before the Legislature; and Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission had its first meeting since the new budget was signed into law. By Scott Rothschild
Proposed legislation aimed at online privacy, including employers’ access to Facebook and Twitter accounts
January 27, 2013
Employers and post-secondary institutions may soon have minimized access to the Facebook and Twitter accounts of employees or students. State Rep. Gail Finney, D-Wichita, has introduced three bills directed at electronic privacy. By Nikki Wentling
Opinion: Relationship rules changing
January 27, 2013 in print edition on A9
You are missing the point. Or at least, you are if you’re one of the bazillion people following the Manti Te’o story, dutifully trying to determine whether the Notre Dame football star was the victim or the perpetrator of a bizarre hoax. Granted, the story is irresistible as one of those 15-minutes-of-fame-kitten-stuck-in-the-well fables without which people who gather around the water cooler wouldn’t have anything to talk about.
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: You thought recruiting a point guard was tough? Try recruiting a doctor
January 27, 2013
Who would have thought it? In this town, where there is a whole subset of Jayhawk fans who are experts on the next great eighth-grade basketball player at some private academy, there is a recruiting battle that happens here — month after month — that really can be a matter of life and death. By Chad Lawhorn
LHS wrestling seventh at Olathe North dual tourney
January 27, 2013
Competing without a few of its regular starters, Lawrence High’s wrestling team placed seventh on Saturday at the 12-team Olathe North dual tournament.
Ozark wins individual title for Free State wrestling
January 27, 2013
Sterling Ozark won an individual championship, and Free State High’s wrestling team placed sixth among 16 teams Saturday at the Osawatomie Invitational.
Area basketball roundup: Baldwin girls fall in title game
January 27, 2013
Bonner Springs High’s girls basketball team clamped down on defense in the fourth quarter, earning a come-from-behind victory, 41-40, over Baldwin on Saturday in the championship game of the Wellsville Top Gun Tournament.
Second-half surge propels Veritas boys to victory
January 27, 2013
Veritas Christian’s boys basketball team rallied from an early eight-point deficit Saturday to defeat Wichita Sunrise, 46-33.
Lawrence High girls fall in triple overtime in Emporia finale
January 27, 2013
The Lawrence High girls basketball team fell to Goddard Eisenhower, 69-67 in triple overtime, in the seventh-place game of the Emporia Tournament on Saturday.
Remodeled house just off campus gives KU Lutheran ministry first-ever home of its own
January 27, 2013
Six months ago, it was a dreary ranch-style home, inhabited by Kansas University students for 50 years or so. Now it’s a first-ever permanent home for a KU campus ministry, one that leaders hope will draw students to its doors to take a peak and brighten the landscape around the university’s south entrance. By Matt Erickson
Lawrence City Commission candidates explain views on proposed $25M recreation center
January 27, 2013
The Journal-World this week found that the field of City Commission candidates is fairly evenly divided on the project that would build a 181,000-square-foot recreation center, lighted tennis courts and other amenities adjacent to the proposed Rock Chalk Park development that will house Kansas University track, soccer and softball facilities. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence woman helps make dream weddings a reality on low budget
January 27, 2013
Lawrence woman helps brides on low budgets create dreamy weddings.By Rebekka Schlichting
Off the Beaten Plate: Drive-thru Tamales at Burrito King
January 27, 2013
Tamales from a drive-thru? Decorated with a mural of a Jayhawk in a sombrero? Until 2 a.m.? Burrito King has that market cornered. By Sara Shepherd.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
January 27, 2013
Road work planned for the week of January 28, 2012.
Editorial: Election shift
Any benefits from shifting local elections to a November schedule aren’t worth the trade-offs.
January 27, 2013
Saving money and increasing participation in local city and school elections certainly are desirable goals, but the problems that would come from moving city elections from April to November far outweigh the advantages.
Letter: Call to action
January 27, 2013
Alex Lenferna, Lawrence, encourages others to respond to Obama’s call to action on climate change from his inaugural speech.
40 years ago: Nation says farewall to former president
January 27, 2013
About 2,000 people had stood in total silence on the U.S. Capitol grounds.
How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 26 NBA games
January 27, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday’s NBA games.
Vega brings songwriting prowess to audience, aspiring musicians
January 27, 2013
If you were familiar with Suzanne Vega’s hits, it takes but a snippet of each for them to zoom forward a few decades and re-stick in your head. Since “Luka”and “Tom’s Diner,” Vega has kept on singing, writing songs, recording and performing. By Sara Shepherd.
Presbyterian Manor seeking work by artists 65 and up
January 27, 2013
Artists who are 65 or older are invited to submit work for Lawrence Presbyterian Manor’s upcoming “Art is Ageless” exhibit.
Spencer Museum to host Xijing Men for ‘art summit’
January 27, 2013
This week, the Xijing Men will open their first North American exhibition in Kansas City, Mo.
Indie photo books on display for ‘A Fair’ exhibit
January 27, 2013
A new exhibit at Kansas University’s Art and Design Gallery features more than 200 independently published photography books, journals and magazines from across the globe.
Visiting student musicians to give free concert at Lied
January 27, 2013
Outstanding high school musicians participating in this year’s Prairie Winds Festival will culminate a weekend of instruction with a free performance for the public.
Langston Hughes writing award winners announced
January 27, 2013
The Lawrence Arts Center and Raven Book Store have announced the winners of this year’s Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards.
25 yeras ago: Public vote on downtown retail delayed until spring
January 27, 2013
A public vote was not to be held until late April or early May.
100 years ago: Playing marbles not a gateway to gambling, KU prof says
January 27, 2013
“Willie comes home with more marbles than he went away with and it is sure evidence that he has been indulging in juvenile ‘gambling.’”
Lawrence mandolin quartet celebrates 40 years with free concert
January 27, 2013
Beth Dearinger didn’t know how to play mandolin. But when she heard several of the unique instruments playing tremolo together, she was entranced. By Sara Shepherd.
Tune In Tonight: Shaw tale remade for our time
January 27, 2013
Sometimes formulaic romances are more interesting than they first appear. Julia Stiles returns to literary adaptation in the 2013 romantic comedy “The Makeover” (8 p.m. Sunday, ABC). She gained fame as a young actress in “10 Things I Hate About You,” a 1990s update of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” ‘‘The Makeover” takes a gender-bending look at George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” the basis for the musical “My Fair Lady” and the 1983 Dan Aykroyd-Eddie Murphy comedy “Trading Places.”
Opinion: Obama wasting time on climate issues
January 27, 2013 in print edition on A9
Happy days are not here again, but they are coming for conservatives. Barack Obama — with the lowest approval rating (according to Gallup, 50 percent, four points lower than that of the National Rifle Association) of any re-elected president when inaugurated since the Second World War — has a contradictory agenda certain to stimulate a conservative revival.
Horoscopes for Jan. 27
January 27, 2013
For Sunday, Jan. 27: This year you become even more aware of the differences between you and others. You often could become discouraged by the demands of a professional situation. If you are single, be careful not to give up your power for a relationship; be yourself. If you are attached, you each will work on making an equal contribution, whether it is regarding your bills, your home or even walking the dog.