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Opinion: Kansas rushes to better D-line
May 26, 2013
If the only surprises are pleasant ones, by the year 2014, the Jayhawks’ defensive line could so thoroughly harass quarterbacks that it will be referred to for decades to come by its as-yet-created nickname a la the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Steel Curtain and Minnesota Vikings’ Purple People Eaters. By Tom Keegan
Jeff Withey works out with Boston Celtics
May 26, 2013
Former Kansas University basketball center Jeff Withey worked out for the Boston Celtics, who have the No. 16 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, on Friday in Boston. By Gary Bedore
How to Help: CASA training begins next week
May 26, 2013
Douglas County CASA provides comprehensive advocacy for abused and neglected children who are in need of care and are under the protection of the court system. CASA has several spots open in its upcoming training class for child advocates beginning on June 4. After completing training, volunteers will serve as a mentor and an advocate for an abused and neglected child while the child transitions to a safe, permanent home. For more information, contact Diana Frederick at 785-832-5172 or by email at dfrederick@douglas-county.com, or visit the CASA website at www.dccasa.org.
How former Jayhawks fared in May 26 NBA games
May 26, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Sunday’s NBA playoff game.
Kansas baseball awaits NCAA fate
May 26, 2013
The Kansas University baseball team’s charge toward the Big 12 tournament title came up one victory short Sunday in Oklahoma City, as the sixth-seeded Jayhawks fell to No. 5 seed Oklahoma, 7-2, in the championship game. By Matt Tait
Reeling Royals fall, 5-2
May 26, 2013
Royals manager Ned Yost wants to think about the first five weeks of the season, not the last three.
KU baseball falls in Big 12 title game to Oklahoma, 7-2
May 26, 2013
The Oklahoma baseball team scored three first-inning runs and never trailed after that, defeating Kansas, 7-2, in the Big 12 championship game on Sunday afternoon in the Big 12 championship game.
Opinion: We can deny terrorists their power
May 26, 2013 in print edition on A9
I have not seen the video. Not saying I won’t, but for now, I’ve chosen not to. To rush online and seek out cell phone footage of two fanatics with machetes who butchered a British soldier in London on Wednesday, to watch them standing there, hands painted red with his blood, speaking for the cameras, would feel like an act of complicity, like giving them what they want, like being a puppet yanked by its strings.
Baldwin girls win 4A state title; Ottawa boys second
May 26, 2013
Three years ago, Baldwin’s Katie Kehl had to sit anxiously during the final race — the 4X400 relay — before learning her team had won a state title. There was no such drama Saturday.
How former Jayhawk fared in May 25 NBA game
May 26, 2013
How the former Kansas University player fared in the NBA playoff game on May 25, 2013.
Finley sisters sweep discus medals at state; LHS girls third
May 26, 2013
Lawrence High thrower Rebecca Finley was one throw away from winning the 6A state discus championship when the second-place competitor unleashed a huge final toss. A few seconds later, Rebecca settled for second place, then gave a huge hug to the winner. That’s what sisters do. LHS sophomore Matia Finley won bragging rights for the year in dramatic fashion, uncorking a throw of 139 feet, 11 inches to snatch the victory away from her twin sister. By Jesse Newell
KU qualifies 20 for NCAA track
May 26, 2013
Kansas University will send a total of 20 entries to the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on June 5-8 in Eugene, Ore., as the result of their performances at the West Preliminary qualifying meet, which concluded Saturday.
KU’s Self, others not fans of college basketball transfer rule
May 26, 2013
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and some of his peers are against a rule that allows players to switch schools without having to sit out a year, provided they have an undergraduate degree. By Gary Bedore
Day 1: From the Emerald Triangle to the Sunflower State
The inside story of Lawrence’s cross-country drug pipeline
May 26, 2013
A routine domestic disturbance call on a summer night in 2008 set in motion the biggest drug bust in Lawrence history. Faced with a charge of illegally possessing a firearm, an ex-con involved in the domestic case began talking to investigators about a drug dealer he worked for. A federal wiretap investigation and a 43-person indictment followed, breaking open the biggest drug trafficking conspiracy ever seen in the area. By Ian Cummings and Shaun Hittle
25 years ago: Oread downzoning to be voluntary, not mandatory, planners say
May 26, 2013
Residents were worried about growing development pressures in the area.
40 years ago: LHS celebrates 99th Commencement
May 26, 2013
About 8,000 friends and family members had gathered in Allen Fieldhouse.
100 years ago: Explosion injures contractor at KU construction site
May 26, 2013
“The laborers at work on the building and students leaving their classes rushed to Dahlene’s assistance….”
Editorial: Time to remember
Memorial Day has become known as the unofficial beginning of summer, but at its core, it still is a time to remember and honor those who have served in the nation’s military.
May 26, 2013
Do we need some memorial for Memorial Day?
Turnpike toll collectors to see changes in how many hours they work because of ACA, officials say
May 26, 2013
Toll collectors on the Kansas Turnpike are going to see some changes in how many hours they work because of the Affordable Care Act, officials said. By Scott Rothschild
Local providers gear up for health care exchanges
May 26, 2013
Local health-care providers are grappling with how to get the word out about the expanded coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act, whose online health-care exchanges are set to begin open enrollment in a little more than four months. By Giles Bruce
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: 105 years of good memories
May 26, 2013
Fay Bell was a sandrat. Eddie Jost was a blue belly. At the time, that was quite a problem. By Chad Lawhorn
Opinion: Arrogance expands government reach
May 26, 2013 in print edition on A9
Barack Obama, vowing to elevate Washington to the level of his fastidiousness, came from Chicago, where the political machine inoculates itself from scandals by the proliferation of them: Many scandals mean merely cursory scrutiny of most. Now, notice the scant attention being given to an assault on civil liberties by the misconceived Education Department’s misnamed Office for Civil Rights.
Angels stay hot, keep Royals reeling
May 26, 2013
Billy Buckner needed to jog his memory to recall his previous major-league win.
Singer Kelley Hunt to help raise money for woman’s medical bills
May 26, 2013
Singer and songwriter Kelley Hunt will perform a solo benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. May 30 at Unity Church, located at 900 Madeline Lane.
Wheel Genius: Roadwork planned for this week
May 26, 2013
Roadwork planned for the week of May 26.
Escape to Matthewland: Child’s imagination inspires art event to support finding cure for rare disorder
May 26, 2013
In Matthewland, a Slinky-shaped planet inside the universe’s smallest galaxy, Scrogs swim and Squics sting. Bhrams use their specialized mini-arms to cut into trees for food, and Tiaills flaunt their many curly tails. Matt Reimer’s imagination, as one adult friend describes it, is boundless. His 9-year-old body, however healthy it may appear on the outside, is not.
Lawrence artists among those selected to show at upcoming Topeka art fair
May 26, 2013
Four Lawrence artists will be among those showing their work this weekend at the annual Mulvane Mountain-Plains Art Fair in Topeka.
Horoscopes for May 26
May 26, 2013
For Sunday, May 26: This year you learn to work more effectively on a one-on-one level. You will opt for some form of activity that will open up your mind. If you are single, you might meet someone out of the blue. If you are attached, you could decide to go on that special, long-discussed trip together this year.