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Kansas’ Bill Self: ‘We need to win this one’
November 11, 2013
Tonight’s early-season Kansas University-Duke basketball game is for Jayhawk pride as much as anything else. By Gary Bedore
Opinion: Fab freshmen highlight Classic battle
November 11, 2013
Jabari Parker was the greatest prospect since LeBron James before Andrew Wiggins became the same. Both hyperbolic evaluations conveniently bypassed Greg Oden and Kevin Durant. Parker also beat Wiggins to his first Sports Illustrated cover by a good 16 1/2 months. By Tom Keegan
A look back at Kansas-Duke history
November 11, 2013
Tradition-rich basketball programs Kansas University and Duke, who rank second and fourth all-time in victories, have met just nine times throughout history. By Gary Bedore
Local lifter Tanner honored
November 11, 2013
Lawrence native Brady Tanner won a handful of awards last week at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters (WABDL) world championships in Reno, Nev.
Kansas not only Big 12 team struggling at QB
November 11, 2013
To Jayhawk fans, it might seem as if the Kansas University football team’s search to find a quarterback to take the reins and run has been a bigger struggle in Lawrence than anywhere else. But a quick look around the Big 12 Conference shows the opposite is true. By Matt Tait
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 11
November 11, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Monday, Nov. 11.
Lawrence school board shies away from International Baccalaureate Diploma program
November 11, 2013
Lawrence school officials convinced the board of education not to pursue implementing an International Baccalaureate program. Instead, the district may pursue a new type of Advanced Placement curriculum called Cambridge Capstone. By Peter Hancock
Doll named Superintendent of the Year
November 11, 2013
Lawrence school superintendent Rick Doll has been named the 2014 Kansas Superintendent of the Year. The Kansas School Superintendents’ Association announced the award at tonight’s school board meeting. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence man receives pilot award
November 11, 2013
Longtime Lawrence resident Nelson Krueger has received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot award, which recognizes 50 consecutive years of safe flying without any incidents, accidents, violations or citations.
Lawrence writing guidelines on when brick streets should stay or go
November 11, 2013
Lawrence has 23 miles of brick streets today. How many the city ought to have in the future is a question that’s getting some discussion. By Chad Lawhorn
Laser cataract surgery allows for more precise, less complicated procedures
November 11, 2013
Don Ogburn is one of a growing number of cataract sufferers in the Lawrence area choosing to have their cataracts removed by a laser rather than the traditional blade. By Giles Bruce
Event explores link between Quantrill’s Raid and ‘Nutcracker’ play set two years earlier
November 11, 2013
A few characters who starred in Quantrill’s 1863 raid on Lawrence also will appear for the first time in this year’s production of “A Kansas Nutcracker,” set two years earlier. A panel discussion Tuesday night aims to explore how events — and people — from both storylines tie together. By Sara Shepherd
KU bowling takes 5th at Leatherneck Classic
November 11, 2013
The Kansas University men’s club bowling team placed fifth out of 38 teams over the weekend at the Leatherneck Classic in Moline, Ill.
25 years ago: Workers installing new KU smokestack
November 11, 2013
About $100,000 had been appropriated to replace two shorter smokestacks.
Marriages for Nov. 11
November 11, 2013
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County.
Higher ed officials poring over budget figures in face of House speaker’s memo on spending
November 11, 2013
Higher education officials are poring over budget figures to clear up what they think are legislators’ misperceptions about their spending. By Scott Rothschild
Editorial: Senior service
Intoxicated students aren’t the only people in need of expanded public transportation services.
November 11, 2013
Like many services in Lawrence, a new taxi company is making the community’s large student population a key part of its business plan.
Business briefcase Nov. 11
November 11, 2013
Crystal Davis-Taylor, a representative of Modern Woodmen of America, has achieved the title of Fraternal Insurance Counselor.
Lawrence Schools Foundation will honor philanthropist, music educator
November 11, 2013
The Lawrence Schools Foundation is inviting the public to honor local philanthropist William Dann and music educator Janeal Krehbiel Nov. 14 at the Kennedy School library.
40 years ago: Payment to construction company withheld pending leak repairs
November 11, 2013
A second silicone water-proofing treatment was being applied to the exterior of Babcock Place.
100 years ago: New plan for cross-Kansas highway would bypass Lawrence
November 11, 2013
“Lawrence people might do well to take some interest in the matter and see that the town is not left out like this.”
State assessment results due Tuesday
November 11, 2013
Results from the 2013 state assessments in reading and math will be unveiled Tuesday at the Kansas State Board of Education. They will come on the heels of national test results showing level performance overall and widening achievement gaps. By Peter Hancock
Bankruptcies for Nov. 11
November 11, 2013
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Divorces for Nov. 11
November 11, 2013
Divorces granted in Douglas County.
Kansas sours on invasive breeds of honeysuckle
November 11, 2013
Durand Reiber wouldn’t go as far as to call bush honeysuckle the bane of her existence. But it’s close. In her 12 years as manager of the Lawrence Hidden Valley Camp, Reiber has spent much of her time trying to eradicate the invasive species, which crowds out plants native to Kansas. Despite her best efforts, Reiber faces a nearly impossible task. By Giles Bruce
Opinion: Arms pact doesn’t stop Syria slaughter
November 11, 2013
Only weeks ago, the administration was touting an international agreement to rid Syria of its chemical weapons as a diplomatic triumph. U.S. officials were predicting the deal would ease the way for broader peace talks in Geneva that would produce a transitional government without Bashar al-Assad and an end to the Syrian war.
Opinion: Spying scandals strain U.S. relations
November 11, 2013
A sad irony of Barack Obama’s presidency is that a man who wanted to repair U.S. relations abroad has instead had to cope with damaging new strains with allies, following Edward Snowden’s revelations about National Security Agency surveillance overseas.
Dole Institute throws gala, tribute for veterans
November 11, 2013
Up to 300 veterans, ROTC cadets and family members crammed into the narrow exhibit hall for the Dole Institute of Politics’ Veterans Day tribute and gala event, which featured a salute to former service members and World War II-era music from the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra.
KU professor finds young adults hit particularly hard during recession
November 11, 2013
Assistant professor of social welfare at KU Terri Friedline coauthored a study suggesting children raised in households that saw net worth declines during the recession continue to feel the effects into young adulthood.
Lawrence veterans recall combat in ‘Forgotten War’
November 11, 2013
Army Staff Sgt. Mel Lisher was in uniform when he stepped off a Greyhound bus in downtown Lawrence, slid into a taxi and gave the driver his parents’ address. “I told him I’d been in Korea,” Lisher said, to which the cabbie replied, “What’s going on over there?” By Sara Shepherd
Health advocates want to reduce smoking among the mentally ill
November 11, 2013
The Kansas Health Foundation recently started an effort to decrease tobacco use among a group that smokes more than any other: people with mental illnesses. By Giles Bruce