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Albrecht leads Seabury girls cross country at state
November 2, 2013
Bishop Seabury Academy senior Kate Albrecht placed sixth at the Class 2A girls state cross country meet Saturday at Wamego Country Club.
Malcolm Brown leads charge for UT
November 2, 2013
Undefeated in the Big 12, the Texas Longhorns are running hard from the rap that they’re a team stocked full of big, fast, talented five-star recruits. By Tom Keegan
Opinion: Right now, Jayhawks are their own worst enemy
November 2, 2013
The Kansas football team lost the game with ill-timed self-destructive plays from the offense and special teams, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes.
Notebook: Kicker Ron Doherty strong off bench; Tony Pierson sits again
November 2, 2013
Despite a rough first half in which the Kansas University offense once again struggled to put points on the board, the Jayhawks got a late lift from an unlikely place as time ran out on the second quarter.
Familiar story: KU fades late again in 35-13 loss to Texas
November 2, 2013
The formula is starting to look the same, but that does not make it any less painful for the Kansas football team. By Matt Tait
Officers locate missing 8-year-old after two-hour search
07:42 p.m., November 2, 2013 Updated 09:03 p.m.
Officers with the Lawrence Police Department are attempting to locate an 8-year-old boy who ran from his home on Natalie Drive around 7 p.m.
Game Balls and Gassers: Texas
November 2, 2013
Candidates for Game Balls and Gassers following Kansas’ 35-13 loss to Texas on Saturday …
Man, goat become downtown celebrities during stop along cross-country trek
November 2, 2013
On Saturday afternoon outside the Starbucks in downtown Lawrence, a mob of photo-snapping passersby reached Wigginsian proportions for a man and his pack goat.
Perfect’ fall weather, scenery greet annual Turkey Trot participants
November 2, 2013
It would be inaccurate to report that all participants in Saturday morning’s annual Turkey Trot 5K run/walk were powered by two legs. By Stephen Montemayor
Free State football earns No. 1 seed for playoffs
November 2, 2013
The 28-10 City Showdown victory Friday over Lawrence High that sealed the Free State football team’s District 1 championship also wrapped up a No. 1 seed on the east side of the Class 6A state playoffs bracket for the Firebirds.
LHS football misses out on playoffs by one point
November 2, 2013
During a timeout midway through the fourth quarter, Lawrence High coach Dirk Wedd gathered his players and told them this was the most important five minutes of their football lives — an unexpected speech considering his team was down by 18 points. By Jesse Newell
The hard way: Firebirds take the football, City Showdown from Lions
November 2, 2013
Free State High’s football players had trouble halting Lawrence’s drives via routine tackles or forcing punts on Friday, but six takeaways worked just as well in their 28-10 City Showdown victory, which sealed the District 1 championship for the Firebirds and ended the Lions’ season. By Benton Smith
Do-it-all freshman comes up big for Baker football
November 2, 2013
It had been 20 years since the Baker University football team defeated two of its biggest rivals, Missouri Valley College and MidAmerica Nazarene University, in the same season. The Wildcats’ X-factor in those match-ups, freshman wide receiver and place-kicker Clarence Clark, was new to both rivalries. By Chris Duderstadt
ESPN hypes up KU foes, Wiggins
November 2, 2013
ESPN is hyping ESPN the Magazine’s college preview cover story, which hit stores on Friday, with the angle that Andrew Wiggins will be playing at KU just one season. Notes by Gary Bedore
Kansas’ Jarmoc up for award
November 2, 2013
Kansas University fifth-year senior Caroline Jarmoc earned one of the final 10 candidate spots to be considered for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate volleyball.
KU soccer player on academic team
November 2, 2013
Kansas University senior soccer forward Caroline Kastor has been named a Capital One Academic All-District selection by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Kastor was named to the second team of the NCAA Div. I’s seventh district for the second consecutive season.
Chiefs’ Derrick Johnson keystone on ‘D’
November 2, 2013
This is precisely what Derrick Johnson envisioned when he first stepped into the Kansas City Chiefs locker room as a wide-eyed rookie coming off a record-setting career at Texas.
Free State girls eye state title in cross country
November 2, 2013
This fall, Free State High’s girls cross country team has finished first at five races. At the other three, they took second. The Firebirds, coming off a regional championship, hope to make it six team titles today in their final race at Rim Rock Farm, site of the Class 6A state championships.
Win puts KU soccer in Big 12 tournament field
November 2, 2013
Jamie Fletcher’s second goal of the night — with less than 90 seconds left in regulation — lifted Kansas University to a 2-1 victory over Oklahoma and into the Big 12 tournament.
100 years ago: KU mood bounces back in spite of Oklahoma loss
November 2, 2013
“The Kansas spirit is not crushed, even though in defeat.”
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 1
November 2, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, Nov. 1.
Saturday Column: Obama voter data a valuable campaign commodity
November 2, 2013
Although President Obama has three-plus years before he vacates the Oval Office, there is increasing speculation about what he will do after serving as the world’s most powerful individual.
Letter: Mourning a loss
November 2, 2013
There has been much talk of mitigation regarding the South Lawrence Trafficway. But for those individual animals in the path of the heavy equipment, recreated wetlands and noise buffers won’t prevent the inevitable. Most are going to be crushed or buried alive by fill dirt. As a wildlife rehabilitator and as a fellow being that shares much of their genetic material and fate, this breaks my heart.
Letter: Early learning
November 2, 2013
Thank you for your excellent coverage of the Just Kidding early learning center in Eudora.  The article highlights the impact of Child Care Aware of Kansas and its Kansas Quality Rating Improvement System (KQRIS) in helping the center move from one-star (lowest) to almost five-star, the highest-quality rating.
Letter: Congress cares?
November 2, 2013
After the last few days of watching the congressional hearings concerning the enrollment problems associated with the Affordable Care Act, I am amazed at the concern the Republican legislators are showing for their fellow citizens’ inability to gain access to our nation’s health care system regardless of an individuals’ financial situation.
Opinion: Cancellations reveal Obamacare fallacies
November 2, 2013
Every disaster has its moment of clarity. Physicist Richard Feynman dunks an O-ring into ice water and everyone understands instantly why the shuttle Challenger exploded. This week, the Obamacare O-ring froze for all the world to see: Hundreds of thousands of cancelation letters went out to people who had been assured a dozen times by the president that “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan. Period.”
25 years ago: KU hoops fans weigh in on NCAA sanctions
November 2, 2013
“It could have been worse.”
40 years ago: KU setting thermostats lower this winter
November 2, 2013
Occupants of Kansas University buildings were probably going to feel a slight chill.