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Sterling defeats Haskell women’s basketball
November 9, 2013
Haskell Indian Nations University’s women’s basketball team lost, 58-48, to Sterling College on Friday at Southwestern College’s Tara Patterson Classic.
KU swimming loses to Illinois
November 9, 2013
Kansas University’s swimming and diving team lost to Illinois, 186-114, on Saturday.
City volleyball players land on all-league teams
November 9, 2013
Lawrence High senior Caitlin Broadwell and Free State senior Grace Miller were named to the 2013 All-Sunflower League Volleyball First Team.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 9
November 9, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, Nov. 9.
KU volleyball falls to No. 1 Texas, 3-1
November 9, 2013
Kansas University’s volleyball team kept it close through three sets against defending national champion Texas, but lost, 3-1, on Saturday.
If openers any indication, Duke will spank KU
November 9, 2013
If the Opening Night performances of No. 4-ranked Duke and No. 5 Kansas University mean anything — and that, of course, is debatable — the Blue Devils would have to be given the early nod entering Tuesday’s Champions Classic basketball contest in Chicago. By Gary Bedore
Haskell men’s cross country, runner 1st in MCAC; Women 2nd
November 9, 2013
Haskell Indian Nations University sophomore runner Chad Upshaw won by 26 seconds to lead the HINU men’s cross country team to a Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference championship on Saturday at their home course.
Sporting KC, Dynamo draw, 0-0, in playoffs
November 9, 2013
Sporting Kansas City’s Jimmy Nielsen made three saves, and Houston’s Tally Hall had two stops in a 0-0 draw between Kansas City and the Dynamo in the first leg of the Eastern Conference finals Saturday.
OSU great, Heisman winner Sanders part of reunion
November 9, 2013
What better way to honor Barry Sanders than to run the opening kickoff back for a touchdown. That’s what Sanders did to start the 1987 and 1988 Oklahoma State football seasons. And that’s what Sanders watched Justin Gilbert do to open the Cowboys’ 42-6 rout of Kansas University at Boone Pickens Stadium. By Tom Keegan
Notebook: Patmon beats former teammates; Pierson returns from injury
November 9, 2013
For much of the past few seasons, cornerback Tyler Patmon sat in the Kansas locker room and dealt with the disappointment of another tough loss or a new embarrassing defeat.
Jayhawks deflated from start of 36-point road loss
OSU’s 100-yard kickoff return puts KU in hole for good
November 9, 2013
Thirteen seconds. That’s all it took the Oklahoma State football team to demonstrate that Saturday would belong to the Cowboys and not the Jayhawks, who dropped their 27th consecutive Big 12 game, 42-6, in front of 58,476 fans at Boone Pickens Stadium. By Matt Tait
Opinion: KU needs Cozart’s mobility at QB
November 9, 2013
The scoreboard didn’t reflect it, but for the first time since Todd Reesing, the little gunslinger from Austin, Texas, set the Kansas University football team on fire, the Jayhawks had a trigger man Saturday who was able to turn a broken play into an exciting one that made a defense that did everything right end up on the wrong end of a big play. By Tom Keegan
Game Balls and Gassers: Oklahoma State
November 9, 2013
Candidates for Game Balls and Gassers, following Kansas University’s 42-6 loss at Oklahoma State …
Forum addresses issue of homelessness in Lawrence, U.S.
November 9, 2013
With federal funding drying up, homelessness is a problem that must be solved at the local level, a national advocate for the homeless told a forum on the topic Saturday in Lawrence. By Giles Bruce
Chief of Delaware seeks to explain the tribe’s intentions
November 9, 2013
The chief of the Delaware Tribe on Saturday indicated that pursuing a casino in Kansas is a possibility, but also said the tribe has a broader vision of increasing its presence in the state to provide services to Native Americans. By Scott Rothschild
Veterans Day events in and around Lawrence
November 9, 2013
Events honoring veterans will occur throughout the area this weekend.
Two arrested at Lawrence Wal-Mart on suspicion of theft, criminal damage
November 9, 2013
A 23-year-old Shawnee woman and a 27-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man were arrested at a Lawrence Wal-Mart Friday and were in Douglas County Jail on Saturday on suspicion of theft and criminal damage.
Police investigating shots fired early Saturday in North Lawrence
November 9, 2013
Lawrence police are investigating an early Saturday morning report of shots fired in North Lawrence.
KC credits new culture for 9-0
November 9, 2013
Andy Reid is tired of all the clichéd questions about fresh starts. He insists that he wasn’t burned out or in need of a break after 14 seasons leading the Philadelphia Eagles. Then again, maybe it wasn’t Reid who needed to start all over. Maybe it was the Kansas City Chiefs.
McLouth football falls in first round of playoffs
November 9, 2013
Two turnovers by McLouth High deep in its own territory proved costly as the Bulldogs lost to Troy, 26-14, in the first round of the Class 2-1A playoffs Friday at Stan Braksick Sports Complex.
True to form, FSHS football rolls on
After another slow start, Free State advances, 40-14
November 9, 2013
All season the Firebirds have bemoaned their slow starts. Sure enough, they had another one Friday, in the first round of the playoffs against Shawnee Mission Northwest, the bottom seed of the Class 6A east playoffs bracket. By Benton Smith
Baldwin, Tonganoxie football clash today in 4A regional
November 9, 2013
Even with district supremacy still very much up for grabs, football enthusiasts in Baldwin and Tonganoxie were talking about this one weeks ago. District titles have since been won, the playoff picture has come into focus, and the wait is finally over. In one of the state’s premier Class 4A regional match-ups, the 10-0 Bulldogs will clash with the 9-1 Chieftains at 7 p.m. today at Beatty Field. By Justin Nutter
Ex-Jayhawk Tyler Patmon starts for OSU
November 9, 2013
A year ago, cornerback Tyler Patmon was preparing to start at nickelback for Kansas University’s football team at Texas Tech. Today, he’s in line to play against Kansas. By Matt Tait
Tale of the tape: KU vs. Oklahoma State
November 9, 2013
A unit-by-unit look at today’s football match-up between Kansas University and Oklahoma State. By Matt Tait
Back on top: Kicker Doherty plans to make most of second chance
November 9, 2013
Ron Doherty returns to the top of the depth chart just in time for the match-up with Oklahoma State, 3 p.m. today at Boone Pickens Stadium. By Matt Tait
Lawrence man aims to pay it ‘forward’ with new foundation
November 9, 2013
Two years ago, as Sam Porritt stared up at the Italian sky, unable to move his legs, one thought crossed his mind: “My life is over.” It wasn’t. By Giles Bruce
Letter: Wider sidewalks
November 9, 2013
Wakarusa Drive is ready for improvements, no question about it. What is more fun than waiting at an intersection for a green light or stopping in an intersection during slow times for no reason, aka no other vehicles in the intersection?
Faith Forum: What does the Bible say about helping the elderly?
November 9, 2013
Kent Winters-Hazelton, First Presbyterian Church, and Mitch Todd, First United Methodist Church, answer.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 8
November 9, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, Nov. 8.
40 years ago: Holiday lighting, shopping hours to be reduced
November 9, 2013
“We have collectively decided to follow President Nixon’s guidelines in every way.”
Novelists, seasoned and novice, write through November
November 9, 2013
Some dream of escaping to a quiet cabin in the mountains to craft that novel they’ve always wanted. Others take one month to churn out 50,000 words and win NaNoWriMo.
KU Student Senate moves to tame its election process
November 9, 2013
After a failed attempt to ban coalitions in campaigns for student government, the Kansas University Student Senate is trying to tame the election process. By Ben Unglesbee
100 years ago: Local motorist’s car catches fire while in transit
November 9, 2013
“The engine was saved by the high wind which blew the flames toward the rear of the car.”
Baldwin City woman collects her father’s Congressional Gold Medal for WWII
November 9, 2013
Comanche code talkers, as well as those from 24 other American Indian tribes, will be recognized for their service during World War II with a Congressional Gold Medal at a Nov. 20 ceremony in the U.S. Capitol Building. Gail Reed of Baldwin City will be there representing her father. By Elvyn Jones
Opinion: Obamacare rhetoric becoming ridiculous
November 9, 2013
The Obamacare website doesn’t work. Hundreds of thousands of insured Americans are seeing their plans summarily terminated. Millions more face the same prospect next year. Confronted with a crisis of governance, how does President Obama respond? He campaigns.
Letter: Failed system
November 9, 2013
I have followed Prof. Guth’s rant and rave against the National Rifle Association with interest. Prof. Guth, the NRA did not approve the gun application for purchase; the government did!
Letter: Political malpractice
November 9, 2013
It is interesting to note that states like Kentucky, which set up their own Obamacare health care insurance exchanges, are generally successful.
Saturday Column: KU should explore medical research opportunity
November 9, 2013
Last week, residents of Kansas City’s Jackson County rejected a proposal to boost medical research with $800 million in new taxpayer funds. The plan was to OK a half-cent, 20-year sales tax to fund “translational research” at two private hospitals — Children’s Mercy and St. Luke’s — and raise $40 million annually to recruit top scientists for cutting edge research at the participating hospitals and approximately $4 million to aid in economic development programs.
25 years ago: Bush wins presidential race; local incumbents victorious; voter turnout strong in Lawrence
November 9, 2013
In Douglas County, Bush had received 16,134 votes to Dukakis’ 15,738.