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Veritas football to host Heartland
November 3, 2013
Veritas Christian School will open the KCAA 8-man football playoffs at 6 p.m. Tuesday against Colby Heartland Christian School at Veritas’ Eagles Nest.
Kansas rowing adds top-10s
November 3, 2013
Kansas University rowing claimed six more top-10 finishes Sunday for 10 total over the weekend at the Head of the Hooch.
Kansas S Isaiah Johnson adept pickoff artist
November 3, 2013
Through eight games of his first season at Kansas University, sophomore safety Isaiah Johnson is tied for the Big 12 Conference lead in interceptions with four. By Matt Tait
Ted Owens signing draws crowd
11:45 p.m., November 3, 2013 Updated 10:12 a.m.
The only drawback in rooming with Ted Owens on golf excursions to Scotland and Ireland, Bill Self says, is the 84-year-old former Kansas University basketball coach’s habit of rising before the sun. By Gary Bedore
Simply better: Hornets put scare into KU women
November 3, 2013
Sometimes, the game of basketball can be summed up pretty simply. Given the box score, one wouldn’t have needed a calculus class — or even a calculator — to see the main reason for the Kansas University women’s basketball team’s 61-53 exhibition victory over Div. II Emporia State on Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. By Jesse Newell
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 3
November 3, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Sunday, Nov. 3.
Chiefs stay perfect with 23-13 win over Bills
November 3, 2013
Sean Smith’s 100-yard interception-return touchdown and linebacker Tamba Hali’s 11-yard fumble return for a touchdown aided the Chiefs in overcoming a pedestrian offense and their own leaky defense in securing a 23-13 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Lawrence Arts Commission celebrates with 2013 Phoenix Award winners
November 3, 2013
A month and a half after announcing this year’s Phoenix Awards winners, the Lawrence Arts Commission celebrated the achievements of its five medalists Sunday. By Elliot Hughes
Waverly teen dies in single-car accident in Franklin County
November 3, 2013
A 16-year-old girl from Waverly died after a car accident Sunday afternoon in rural Franklin County, according to a statement from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
50th annual Blintz Brunch raises funds for Jewish Community Center
November 3, 2013
A line started to form late Sunday morning for entry into the 50th Annual Blintz Brunch, an event put on by the Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Drive. By Nikki Wentling
Dorman, Rowe lead Revolution in 2-1 win over KC
November 3, 2013
Andy Dorman and Kelyn Rowe scored in the second half to lead the New England Revolution to a 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City in the first leg of their Eastern Conference semifinals series on Saturday night.
Undefeated Chiefs not overlooking Bills
November 3, 2013
Perfect record. Worst-to-first turnaround. Trap game. Chiefs coach Andy Reid has no difficulty guarding against getting swept up by the headlines and hype surrounding Kansas City’s perfect start. He chooses to tune it all out.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 2
November 3, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, Nov. 2.
Haskell football foe forfeits
November 3, 2013
The Haskell Indian Nations University football game scheduled for Saturday was canceled after a forfeit by opponent Cole College.
Baker football rolls past Evangel
November 3, 2013
Baker University rushed for 378 yards and rolled over Evangel, 54-10, on Saturday at Liston Stadium.
KU cross country teams 6th, 7th at Big 12 meet
November 3, 2013
The Kansas University men’s cross country team finished sixth and the women placed seventh on Saturday at the Big 12 Cross Country Championships.
Kansas swimmers sweep double dual
November 3, 2013
Kansas University swimmers and divers won 13 of 16 events to defeat Nebraska-Omaha and North Dakota on Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.
Emily Venters paces FSHS girls to first state cross country title
November 3, 2013
Led by freshman Emily Venters’ individual championship, the Free State High girls cross country team won the first Class 6A state title in program history. By Benton Smith
KU tennis players advance in Houston Classic
November 3, 2013
Kansas University’s Claire Dreyer and Dylan Windom advanced to the Round of 16 in the main singles draw of the Cougar Classic on Day 2 of the tournament Saturday.
KU volleyball tops TCU, 3-1
November 3, 2013
Kansas University’s volleyball team regrouped after a first-set loss and defeated TCU, 3-1, on Saturday.
KU women face tough foe in ESU
November 3, 2013
Kansas University coach Bonnie Henrickson was brutally honest with her team in the locker room following an 85-54 exhibition victory over Pittsburg State on Wednesday. By Jesse Newell
Former coach Ted Owens recalls KU days in book
November 3, 2013
Former Kansas University basketball coach Ted Owens, who recently completed work on his biography, is still entrenched in the working world at the age of 84. By Gary Bedore
Roadwork: Construction planned this week
November 3, 2013
City construction projects are now mapped at lawks.us/construction-map.
100 years ago: Lawrence couple celebrates 66 years of marriage
November 3, 2013
“During their first years in Lawrence they lived a block from the main street in the regular kind of pioneer residence….”
State plans to install additional system to stop spreading gasoline plume
November 3, 2013
Seven years after a major underground leak of gasoline was discovered at a central Lawrence gas station, it is creating new concerns for the surrounding neighborhood. By Chad Lawhorn
Opinion: Case seeks limit to government powers
November 3, 2013
This term the Supreme Court will rule on important subjects from racial preferences to restrictions on political speech, but its most momentous case, to be argued Tuesday, concerns the prosecution of a Pennsylvania woman who caused a chemical burn on a romantic rival’s thumb. The issue is: Can Congress’ powers, which supposedly are limited because they are enumerated, be indefinitely enlarged into a sweeping police power by the process of implementing a treaty?
Panel recommends dredging at John Redmond Reservoir
November 3, 2013
An advisory committee is recommending a five-year, $25 million plan to dredge out silt from the John Redmond Reservoir in Coffey County. If successful, the project could be a model for rehabilitating other federal lakes in Kansas, but selling it to the Kansas Legislature may be difficult. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence law enforcement still plotting social media strategy
Lawrence law enforcement still plotting social media strategy
November 3, 2013
Law enforcement in the region recently rubbed digital elbows with their counterparts an ocean away, all of them brought together by something that would have drawn blank stares from public safety officials not long ago: the hashtag. By Stephen Montemayor
Editorial: Closed KCC
It may be inconvenient for the Kansas Corporation Commission to conduct its business in the public eye, but it’s part of the job.
November 3, 2013
No matter how much they might want to, the members of the Kansas Corporation Commission aren’t allowed to rewrite the Kansas Open Meetings Act to suit their purposes.
Reservoir sustainability is key focus of long-term water policy plan ordered by governor
Actions to mitigate sediment buildup could include dredging, streambank stabilization
November 3, 2013
Two-thirds of Kansans rely on water from the state’s federal reservoirs, for everything from drinking and bathing to irrigation and power, the Kansas Water Office estimates. And as decades worth of sediment flows into them, those reservoirs are shrinking — some drastically. By Sara Shepherd
Opinion: Scotland ponders independence
November 3, 2013
“You say tom-ay-toe, and I say tom-ah-toe” and according to the song, the remedy for such lovers’ quarrels is to, “call the whole thing off.” From breakups and divorces it’s but a short distance to riots in the streets, schisms, world war, genocide, and Apocalypse. So it goes – from fists to cudgels to spears to muskets to hydrogen bombs. People gather together for mutual security and, when the threat of invasion by aliens passes, they begin to discover irreconcilable differences among themselves. The next thing you know, the word “We” is forgotten and the community divides itself into “Us” and “Them.”
Letter: Quality parks
November 3, 2013
My wife and I have been campers for more than four decades and have frequented state-run facilities in many states, including Kansas. We have often longed for our own state’s camping facilities to be on a par with those of such places as (yes!) Missouri, Arkansas and Mississippi, just to name a few.
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Mr. Guitar
November 3, 2013
As the owner of Lawrence’s Mass Street Music, Jim Baggett not only has become Lawrence’s Mr. Guitar, he’s also become a true national expert on the instrument. He’s an appraiser of stringed instruments for the popular Antiques Roadshow program on PBS, and it’s nothing for him to casually mention how he’s done repair work for the guitars played by The Rolling Stones and other icons. By Chad Lawhorn
25 years ago: Good news and bad for local motorists
November 3, 2013
One Sixth Street project was finishing up ahead of schedule, but another was to face a long delay.
40 years ago: KANU to build bigger radio tower
November 3, 2013
The station had applied for a $150,000 grant through an educational broadcasting facilities program during the summer.
Kansas City Connection: Le Monde Bakery worth a visit
November 3, 2013
Although I lived in Europe for a few years, I try not to compare that experience to life in Kansas City too often, as it’s a case of apples and oranges (or, if you prefer, cranberry and redcurrant).
2013 Phoenix Awards: Theatre Lawrence, a dream come true
November 3, 2013
Theatre Lawrence is the recipient of the 2013 Phoenix Award for “Creative Spaces.” This 36-year-old organization, formerly known as Lawrence Community Theatre, previously occupied a small converted church on 1501 New Hampshire that had virtually no parking and had to turn children away for their youth programs because they lacked the space. Now on the Bauer Farm, the theatre is a new arts facility that can support educational programs and accommodate theatrical arts lovers from all over the region. By Nadia Imafidon