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Weis: Next foes no easier, despite worse records
November 14, 2013
After running the annual Big 12 gantlet — one that seemingly never ends — the Kansas University football team is set to finish 2013 with three games that, on paper, appear to be a little easier than what the Jayhawks just went through. By Matt Tait
Opinion: Take it from Traylor: KU’s ‘definitely stacked’
November 14, 2013
When 11th-year Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self evaluates young talent, he ranks “hard-to-guard” as among the most important qualities he seeks. He struck gold with this team in that regard. Column by Tom Keegan
Kansas insurance commissioner worried about changes to health care law
November 14, 2013
Kansas’ insurance commissioner said Thursday the Obama administration’s decision to delay by a year the cancellation of health care policies that no longer meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act could have unintended consequences.
Lawrence couple struggles with premature birth scare
05:40 p.m., November 14, 2013 Updated 11:49 a.m.
On Thursday of last week, Bailey Pape was sitting on her couch when she realized her water had broken. This would normally be an exciting occasion for an expectant mother — except Pape was nowhere near ready to deliver. By Giles Bruce
Modern architecture tells story of midcentury Lawrence
City documenting style to prepare for potential preservation efforts
November 14, 2013
In post World War II Lawrence, modern architecture arrived in the form of sleek commercial buildings, monolithic university structures and unusual, geometric-inspired homes. Love them or hate them, these buildings tell the story of what was happening to our city at the time — change. By Sara Shepherd
Big Jay, Baby Jay to be available for holiday photos
November 14, 2013
Kansas University’s Spirit Squad will make its two athletics mascots, Big Jay and Baby Jay, available for holiday photos on Nov. 17.
Brownback proposes grade-school reading initiative; advocacy groups decry funding method
09:33 a.m., November 14, 2013 Updated 08:30 p.m.
A new proposal by Gov. Sam Brownback’s to try to improve reading proficiency among grade-school students is under fire from children’s advocates because of the way it is funded. By Scott Rothschild
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 13
November 14, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Weis mixes it up again in search for KU football fix
November 14, 2013
With three games remaining in 2013, and qualifying for a bowl game no longer in the picture, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis this week is implementing a few changes that he hopes will alter KU’s path and help the Jayhawks finish the season on a winning note. By Matt Tait
Shorn Wiggins shines vs. Duke
November 14, 2013
Kansas University freshman guard Andrew Wiggins had his shaggy Afro clipped before Tuesday’s Champions Classic battle against Duke. It’s made inquiring minds wonder about the 6-foot-8 freshman’s motivation for sitting in the barber chair prior to such a big game. By Gary Bedore
Free State football out to slow Olathe North star
November 14, 2013
The first and last name of the running back who scorched Free State High’s defense like no other this season might not have been uttered by football coach Bob Lisher in the past few days, but his players have heard the name Venus Triplett — amongst themselves or from assistants — more than they would care to. By Benton Smith
Kansas women sign three in 2014 class
November 14, 2013
The Kansas University women’s basketball program received three letters of intent on the first day of the early signing period, KU coach Bonnie Henrickson announced Wednesday.
Opinion: Young Jayhawks handle big stage like vets
November 14, 2013
From the moment the locker room door flew open Tuesday night to when the celebratory basketball was tossed skyward, the young Kansas University basketball team stayed in confident attack mode, keeping seriously skilled Duke from taking control and then burying the Blue Devils with a flurry at the end. Column by Tom Keegan
Forum on Title IX to be held at Johnny’s Tavern
12:00 a.m., November 14, 2013 Updated 09:37 a.m.
Johnny’s Tavern will be the site of a public forum on Title IX, the federal law that bans gender discrimination in education and athletics, at 7 this evening.
25 years ago: State officials: Douglas County facing waste disposal crisis
November 14, 2013
Continued illegal dumping would threaten groundwater supplies, said Kansas health officials.
40 years ago: Public hearing to be held on local plant’s air pollution
November 14, 2013
“A variance is a license to pollute and should be allowed only where absolutely necessary. However, the division of environmental health is handing them out like they were popcorn.”
Fix-It Chick: ‘Mums’ the word
November 14, 2013
Chrysanthemum blooms can be found throughout the year, but their long flowering season and cool weather hardiness make them a very popular fall decorating mainstay.
Style Scout: Sadie McEniry
November 14, 2013
Dream job: If I could be unrealistic and in a fantasy world, I would be a cloud designer.
Events planned to celebrate America Recycles Day
November 14, 2013
Lawrence-area residents can celebrate America Recycles Day on Friday with a can collection event and another event featuring a paneled discussion and documentary showing.
Letter: Not too late
November 14, 2013
Next March, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will release a report on the effects of global warming. Information about the report has already been leaked as reported in the SF Gate (“Report: Warming likely to make bad things worse,” Nov. 5). This report confirms my fears about global warming: food and water shortages will become more commonplace, severe weather events will claim more lives, and the threat of violence and civil war will be more pronounced. The article, however, ends on an optimistic note. We can prevent disasters by reducing our fossil fuel emissions. 
Hired Man’ author speaks on war, memory and identity at Hall Center
November 14, 2013
Author Aminatta Forna will discuss topics from her recently released novel “The Hired Man” on Nov. 14 in the Hall Center for the Humanities Conference Hall, followed by a reception and book signing.
Downtown Lawrence bed and breakfasts welcome tourists, locals
November 14, 2013
Here’s where to explore historical Lawrence while staying in more intimate quarters.
Our Town Sports (Nov. 14)
November 14, 2013
Here’s a look at Our Town Sports for Nov. 14.
Off the Beaten Plate: Chicken Biryani at Cosmos Indian Store & Cafe
November 14, 2013
Chicken biryani at Cosmos Indian Store & Cafe
Style Scout: Kevin Kitsis
November 14, 2013
Describe your style: I tend to do a mix of indie, hipster and causal.
Holiday Bazaar exhibitor draws inspiration from past to create textile art
November 14, 2013
Pat Glover works in her home studio in Lawrence, making fabric sculptures three at a time. Glover will be one of 130 exhibitors selling handmade arts and crafts during the 37th annual Holiday Bazaar this Sunday. The Bazaar, hosted by Lawrence Parks and Recreation, will be held at the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. By Nikki Wentling
KU alum takes long road to ‘Memphis,’ Broadway
November 14, 2013
Randy Adams wasn’t looking to become a Broadway producer. “Nobody goes looking for that,” he says. “No one says, ‘When I grow up, I want to be a producer on Broadway.’”
The Fashion Column Twins: It’s officially sweater weather
November 14, 2013
Sweater season has always been our favorite out of all the style seasons. We long for sweater weather all throughout spring and summer. Who knew that cozy knits in every fall shade imaginable could be a detriment to my bank account?
Mrs. Mass: Get your slurp on at Ramen Bowls
November 14, 2013
With the change in temperature, there are certain foods that just don’t satisfy — or “hit the spot,” if you will — like they did in warmer months. This is the time of year for warm and hearty goodness: comfort food that will leave you not only satisfied, but fully warmed and prepared for an afternoon nap.
Spanish flamenco company picks Lawrence to launch tour Nov. 16
November 14, 2013
Adriana Maresma Fois brings new production Flamenco Poetry to the U.S. on a five-city tour.
Chiefs add receiver Williams
November 14, 2013
Wide receiver and return man Kyle Williams has been claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs, one day after his release from the San Francisco 49ers.
Chiefs’ Bowe to start against Denver
November 14, 2013
Dwayne Bowe deftly avoided the locker room full of prying TV cameras, finally emerging onto the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice field Wednesday as if nothing was amiss.
$332 million later, Statehouse construction nears its end
November 14, 2013
Perhaps it is hard to believe, but the end of the construction at the Kansas Statehouse — about 12 years’ worth — is nigh.
Letter: Mixed message
November 14, 2013
Lawrence is a place of contradictions. On the one hand, it claims it is eager to attract retirees. On the other, it persistently promotes projects which have negative consequences for the “mature” Lawrencian, like brick streets and sidewalks.
100 years ago: Entire city prepares for KU-Nebraska game
November 14, 2013
“The football atmosphere prevails in every nook and corner of Lawrence this week. It is abroad at all hours, you can’t dodge it and besides who wants to….”
Garden Variety: Getting ready for the hard freeze
November 14, 2013
Just as I was ready to hibernate with the remote control and the football schedule, it dawned on me that there were a few important, if not critical, plays to run in the garden game before the end of the fourth quarter.
Editorial: Disrespectful fans
Allen Fieldhouse fans’ choice to alter the ending of the national anthem is both disrespectful and stupid.
November 14, 2013
So what’s next? “Our Father, who art in K.C.”? Repugnant fan behavior in Allen Fieldhouse needs to come to a halt with all the emphasis of a Jeff Withey block. At issue is the revival of the shameful and tasteless practice by boorish, immature student fans who shout “home of the CHIEFS” as the concluding line of our national anthem.
Opinion: President’s lie is undeniable
November 14, 2013
Dear Mr. President: You lied. More often than anyone can count you’ve said some version of the following in defense of the Affordable Care Act: “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period.”
Opinion: Immigration bill too big to pass
November 14, 2013
One reason Washington makes so much bad history is that so many people here know so little history. This helps explain why “comprehensive” immigration reform is foundering: Too few of today’s legislators know what happened 163 years ago.