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Opinion: Wiggins’ preseason no cause for alarm
November 6, 2013
Black sweatsuit, red headphones, the long, tall college student walked slowly across the Wagnon-Parrott Athletic Center parking lot in the cover of darkness Tuesday, destination Jayhawker Towers.
County struggles with agritourism permits
November 6, 2013
Douglas County commissioners are struggling to decide where to draw the line on granting business permits in agricultural areas. An hour-long study session Wednesday revealed few easy answers. By Peter Hancock
From intern to company president, GM executive shares experience and career lessons with KU engineering students
November 6, 2013
Mark Reuss, president of General Motors North America since 2009, has been with the company for most of his career for a reason: He likes cars. He told an audience made up mostly of Kansas University engineering students to find what they love to do and do it. By Ben Unglesbee
Legislators jump into school finance debate
November 6, 2013
Facing a possible court order to increase school funding, legislators on Wednesday jumped into the depths of school finance, kicking off what will likely be one of the most contentious debates of the next legislative session. By Scott Rothschild
Two Lawrence teenagers taken to hospitals after one-vehicle accident on rural road
November 6, 2013
Two Lawrence teenagers were taken to area hospitals with serious injuries after a single-vehicle wreck on East 1550 Road in rural Douglas County.
Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of stealing woman’s Chevy Blazer
November 6, 2013
Lawrence police arrested Bryant Isaac Monroe Hubbard at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday in 1300 block of East 16th Street after a woman’s Chevy Blazer was stolen following an argument, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman.
Lawrence man booked into jail after Wednesday morning burglary
November 6, 2013
Kevin Michael Shackelford Russell was arrested after Lawrence police responded to a 911 call related to an aggravated burglary. A 22-year-old woman reported waking up to hearing someone rustling around in her living room, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman.
Lawrence man charged with first-degree murder in shooting death of wife
November 6, 2013
Lawrence police allege that Larry L. Hopkins shot his wife, Margaret Hopkins, because of her ongoing health concerns, according to a statement on Tuesday by the District Attorney’s Office. By Stephen Montemayor
Chocolate and tea fundraiser to benefit Lawrence Community Shelter
November 6, 2013
The Lawrence Community Shelter is hosting a fundraiser at Maceli’s on Sunday. Proceeds will go toward paying down the final portion of the $4.1 million project. By Peter Hancock
Crews respond to house fire near 20th and Alabama streets
November 6, 2013
Chief Mark Bradford said each of the five occupants home at the time of the fire made it out safely and residents could be seen taking shelter in a vehicle outside the home along 20th Street.
Jury finds KU student guilty of aggravated battery; December sentencing set
November 6, 2013
A jury in Douglas County District Court on Wednesday found a 22-year-old Kansas University student guilty of aggravated battery in connection with a May arrest after a fight sent a Dallas man to a Kansas City-area trauma center. By Stephen Montemayor
Kansas volleyball on watch list
November 6, 2013
Kansas University is one of 33 teams on the American Volleyball Coaches Association watch list for first- and second-round hosting.
KU soccer puts 9 on academic team
November 6, 2013
Kansas University seniors Madi Hillis and Caroline Kastor were named to the All-Big 12 Academic First Team for the third time to highlight a list of nine Jayhawks recognized on the league’s academic list.
Kansas’ Fletcher gets soccer nod
November 6, 2013
Kansas University junior midfielder Jamie Fletcher was named the Big 12’s Offensive Soccer Player of the Week.
Kansas football focuses on Final Four finish
November 6, 2013
With four games remaining in his second season in town, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis is more interested in looking ahead to what’s still possible than back at what went wrong. By Matt Tait
Editorial: Water planning
Water is a precious and finite resource in Kansas and the state needs to plan for the future.
November 6, 2013
Having a 50-year vision for the state’s water supplies is a commendable goal, and Gov. Sam Brownback deserves credit for galvanizing state agencies to produce a draft of that vision not later than Nov. 1, 2014.
Opinion: Concern raised for Afghan women
November 6, 2013
When the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan is completed next year what will happen to Afghan women? Will a resurgent Taliban return them to wearing burqas, withdraw them from schools and force them to live behind painted glass in their homes, permitting them to leave the house only when accompanied by a blood relative?
Opinion: Return to Iraq might benefit U.S.
November 6, 2013
The last time Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki visited the White House — in late 2011 — he and President Barack Obama touted Iraq’s political and security progress.
40 years ago: Double-span design suggested for Kansas River bridge
November 6, 2013
One city commissioner recommended a pair of two-lane bridges instead of one four-lane bridge.
100 years ago: Classmates stunned as KU student convicted in ‘bogus check’ case
November 6, 2013
“It is the first time a student enrolled in the University has ever been tried for a felony in Douglas county.”
Chiefs waive McDougald
November 6, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs have activated rookie defensive back Sanders Commings from injured reserve and waived defensive back Bradley McDougald to clear space on their roster. The moves came Tuesday during the Chiefs’ bye week.
Tongie, Baldwin set for showdown
November 6, 2013
Ben Johnson caught two touchdown passes and returned an interception for a score as Tonganoxie High cruised to a 52-6 win against Bishop Ward in the bi-district round of the Class 4A football playoffs.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 5
November 6, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Firebirds brace for tough test in playoffs
November 6, 2013
Yes, Free State High football owns the top seed on the east side of the Class 6A playoffs bracket. Yes, the Firebirds’ goal is to win the next four games and earn the program’s first state championship. And, no, none of that will matter once the whistle blows for kickoff Friday night at FSHS for their first-round matchup with Shawnee Mission Northwest.
25 years ago: KU football fans cheer victory over K State
November 6, 2013
Gov. Mike Hayden presented the Governor’s Cup to KU Coach Glen Mason.