Archive for Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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12:09 a.m.
Mary Seyk and Shai Jackson, 18, have been paired for 13 years, the longest match in the history of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County. Big Brothers Big Sisters match flourishes beyond program
November 13, 2013
When Shai Jackson was just a little girl, she would ask her “big sister,” Mary Seyk, one question, over and over: “Will we still be friends next year?” After 13 years of being paired with Seyk, the longest match in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County’s history, Jackson knows she doesn’t have to ask. Now 18, Jackson is confident that though they won’t be known as “Big” and “Little” to each other anymore, she and Seyk will be friends for a lifetime. By Nikki Wentling
1:33 a.m.
The Kansas Jayhawks go wild after a dunk by Andrew Wiggins, center,  during the second half of the Champions Classic matchup on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago. Classic win: Ellis, Wiggins lift KU past Duke
November 13, 2013
Kansas University’s first victory in three tries at the Champions Classic proved to be one worth waiting for. By Gary Bedore
11:37 a.m.
The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Advisory Board toured the Rock Chalk Park sports complex in northwest Lawrence on Tuesday. The running surface of the track and field stadium is installed. Tour shows off work at Rock Chalk Park sports complex
November 12, 2013
A big, thick set of concrete walls would be a perfectly fine Christmas gift at the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department. By Christmas, work is expected to be underway on raising walls at the city’s new 181,000-square-foot recreation center at the Rock Chalk Park sports complex in northwest Lawrence, parks and recreation leaders said on Tuesday as they provided a tour of the construction site. By Chad Lawhorn
4:43 p.m.
Larry Leon Hopkins, Lawrence, waits for a first-appearance teleconference to begin at the Douglas County Jail on Nov. 6, 2013. Hopkins is charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 5 shooting death of Margaret E. Hopkins at his home in the 1600 block of West Second Terrace. Facing first-degree murder charges in wife’s death, Lawrence man’s competency to stand trial to be evaluated
3:18 p.m., November 13, 2013 Updated 9:13 a.m.
The 67-year-old Lawrence man charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife last week will be evaluated by a community mental health specialist to determine whether he is competent to stand trial. By Stephen Montemayor

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