Archive for Thursday, November 7, 2013

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10:23 a.m.
Kansas students score high on 2013 reading, math tests
November 7, 2013
Average scores in Kansas on the National Assessment of Educational Progress were virtually unchanged from 2011, but are still among the highest in the nation. Data from the 2013 NAEP exam are being released today by the U.S. Department of Education. By Peter Hancock
12:00 p.m.
A family leaf-collection walk is a great way to keep your kids occupied as the seasons turn. Family Adventures: Taking a fall leaf walk
November 7, 2013
Peak autumn color. From the beginning of September, I wait for it with the anticipation many small children reserve for Christmas. It’s that one week of the year when the trees go ablaze with color, and a person could almost survive on nothing more than long walks under the leaves. By Meryl Carver-Allmond
2:07 p.m.
Free State High cornerbacks Bryce Torneden, left, and Joel Spain (2) have come up big in their sophomore and junior seasons, respectively, for the Firebirds, who open the Class 6A playoffs on Friday at home. Firebirds’ cornerbacks locked in for playoffs
November 7, 2013
As Free State High prepares for its Friday playoff opener against Shawnee Mission Northwest, coach Bob Lisher has a corner tandem on which he can rely — junior Joel Spain and sophomore Bryce Torneden. By Benton Smith
4:46 p.m.
Cindy Luxem and her husband, Tom, have opened Cindy's Simple Life, a funky general store, at 16 E. 8th St. in Lawrence. Cindy's Simple Life features everyday items from lava lamps to CubeBots. New Lawrence general store makes life simple
November 7, 2013
For those of us who hate having to run errands all over town, one-stop shop Cindy’s Simple Life is our new lifeline right off Mass Street.

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Brannen Greene OK after getting hit in abdomen at practice
Player undergoes tests at hospital; coach ‘anticipates he’ll play’ in opener Friday night
November 7, 2013
Brannen Greene was checked out at the hospital after getting hit in the lower abdomen at practice Thursday. He’s fine.