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Archive for Friday, November 15, 2013

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12:00 a.m.
Carruth-O'Leary Hall, 1246 West Campus Road on the Kansas University campus, was constructed in 1955. Modern architecture tells story of midcentury Lawrence
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
10:31 a.m.
Lawrence police officer Peter Kirby smiles as she shakes the hand of Lawrence police chief Tarik Khatib after Officer Kirby received a Life Saving Award, Thursday night at the Holidome. Lawrence police honor citizens, officers for service
November 15, 2013
Courage and split-second, decisive actions were distinguished by the Lawrence Police Department Thursday night for the exemplary public service of both law enforcement officials and the bystanding citizens who lent a hand.
12:13 p.m.
From left Vicki Douglas, Bob Newton, sound designer for productions at Theatre Lawrence, and Mary Doveton, Theatre Lawrence director, discuss the new hearing induction loop, and locate suspended microphones above the stage at the theatre. The new audio system allows those with hearing loss to use headsets and pick up the performance through their hearing aids and cochlear implants. Theatre Lawrence allows people with hearing loss to ‘loop’ into performances
November 15, 2013
Vicki Douglas used to read the scripts ahead of time before attending plays. It wasn’t because the Lawrence woman couldn’t wait to find out the plot twists, but because she knew she wouldn’t be able to hear the performance. But now, when she goes to Theatre Lawrence, at least, she doesn’t have to worry about any of that. By Giles Bruce
4:29 p.m.
Cliff Alexander, the No. 4-ranked prospect in the Class of 2014, recently chose Kansas over DePaul, Illinois and Memphis. (Photo courtesy Rivals.com) No. 4 recruit Cliff Alexander picks Kansas basketball
3:17 p.m., November 15, 2013 Updated 12:15 a.m.
Cliff Alexander, the No. 4-rated player in the recruiting class of 2014 by Rivals.com, announced on Friday he would be attending Kansas University on a basketball scholarship. By Gary Bedore

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Hall of Fame lineman McCormack dies at 83
November 15, 2013
Hall of Fame offensive lineman and former Kansas University standout Mike McCormack died Friday in Palm Desert, Calif. He was 83.
KU football notebook: RB Darrian Miller to miss WVU
November 15, 2013
Kansas coach Charlie Weis said sophomore Darrian Miller likely would miss his second game in a row while dealing with personal issues that kept him out of KU’s loss to Oklahoma State last week. By Matt Tait
Tale of the tape: KU vs. West Virginia
November 15, 2013
A unit-by-unit look at the Kansas-West Virginia football match-up. By Matt Tait
Sims v. Sims: WVU, KU running backs share surname, reputation for toughness
November 15, 2013
In 2010, as running back Charles Sims was red-shirting during his second season at the University of Houston, another young running back was on the brink of beginning one of the great careers in Kansas University history. By Matt Tait
Bishop Seabury students kick off annual food drive, hoping to collect 5,000 items
November 15, 2013
Students from Bishop Seabury Academy hope to collect 5,000 nonperishable food items as part of the school’s annual food drive. The event culminates Nov. 23, when Seabury students will sleep outside the school. By Peter Hancock
KU’s stem cell center having first educational conference
November 15, 2013
The inaugural educational conference of Kansas University’s new stem cell center will be Nov. 23 in Kansas City, Mo. By Scott Rothschild
Lawrence man facing charges of public consumption, battery of officer after Thursday arrest
November 15, 2013
An early-morning arrest on suspicion of public liquor consumption led to an additional count of battery of a law enforcement officer when a 25-year-old Lawrence man spat in a Lawrence police officer’s face Thursday night.
Lawrence man restrained, arrested after allegedly entering two homes
November 15, 2013
A 20-year-old Lawrence man was booked into Douglas County Jail early Friday morning on suspicion of battery, criminal trespassing and criminal damage to property.
City to consider accepting land donation for new park in central Lawrence
November 15, 2013
City commissioners at their meeting on Tuesday will consider accepting a donation of approximately eight acres of property that includes a large pond and hardwood forest on the former site of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in the Pinckney neighborhood. By Chad Lawhorn
No. 4 recruit Cliff Alexander picks Kansas basketball
Chicago power forward compared by some to Thomas Robinson
03:17 p.m., November 15, 2013 Updated 12:15 a.m.
Cliff Alexander, the No. 4-rated player in the recruiting class of 2014 by Rivals.com, announced on Friday he would be attending Kansas University on a basketball scholarship. By Gary Bedore
Advocates for children, needy question DCF’s reserve of $48 million
November 15, 2013
Groups that help the needy and children are upset that the Kansas Department for Children and Families has a reserve of $48 million in a program designed to help the poor. By Scott Rothschild
No. 1-ranked prep Okafor, No. 5 Jones choose Duke over Kansas
November 15, 2013
Jahlil Okafor, the No. 1-rated basketball player in the recruiting Class of 2014 according to Rivals.com, and No. 5 Tyus Jones, today announced on ESPNU they would be attending Duke on basketball scholarships.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 14
November 15, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thursday, Nov. 14.
KU men’s golf signs three in 2014 class
November 15, 2013
The Kansas University men’s golf team received three letters of intent from recruits in its 2014 class, KU coach Jamie Bermel announced Thursday.
Firebirds out to avenge loss in rematch with Olathe North
November 15, 2013
As far as Free State High football coach Bob Lisher is concerned, his team suffered the consequences of playing with fire. The Firebirds’ offense had far too many shortcomings early on, in an Oct. 3 road loss to Olathe North. Free State will see the Eagles again tonight at Olathe District Activity Center — kickoff at 7 — in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs. By Benton Smith
Winslow relentless on offense, defense for Free State football
November 15, 2013
If Free State High is playing football, odds are spectators can find senior Blake Winslow on the field. Appropriately built for his linebacker position, the 6-foot, 215-pounder also lines up as a running back or slot receiver on offense. Oh, yeah. He also punts. By Benton Smith
Three city athletes sign with colleges
November 15, 2013
Three city high school athletes made their college futures official Thursday by signing national letters of intent, and all three are headed east, to the Show-Me State.
Former KU fullback files concussion lawsuit against NCAA
November 15, 2013
Christopher Powell, a fullback on the Kansas University football team from 1990-94, has filed a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA and is seeking an undetermined amount of damages for himself and athletes who suffered head trauma during their college careers. By Matt Tait
25 years ago: Data on early arrival of eagles could change mall plans
November 15, 2013
Bald eagles were shown to have arrived at their fishing locations on the Kansas River as early as December.
EMU theater to hold open auditions for original musical production
November 15, 2013
Local independent EMU Theatre is holding open auditions for an original rock production, “Johnny Butts,” at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m.
Letter: Program exists
November 15, 2013
In his Nov. 10 Saturday Column, Dolph C. Simons Jr. noted that Jackson County, Mo., voters had rejected an $800 million sales tax to enhance “translational research” in the region. He suggested that Kansas University Medical Center should now create “a well-designed network or combination of resources at KU Hospital, KU Medical Center, Children’s Mercy” and others to further translational research. This would, he wrote, help “focus increased national and global attention on Kansas City and KU.”
100 years ago: Water plant valuation ‘an insult to the people of Lawrence’
November 15, 2013
“Lawrence must have pure water, but Lawrence is not going to be robbed in broad daylight.”
Theatre Lawrence allows people with hearing loss to ‘loop’ into performances
November 15, 2013
Vicki Douglas used to read the scripts ahead of time before attending plays. It wasn’t because the Lawrence woman couldn’t wait to find out the plot twists, but because she knew she wouldn’t be able to hear the performance. But now, when she goes to Theatre Lawrence, at least, she doesn’t have to worry about any of that. By Giles Bruce
Lawrence police honor citizens, officers for service
November 15, 2013
Courage and split-second, decisive actions were distinguished by the Lawrence Police Department Thursday night for the exemplary public service of both law enforcement officials and the bystanding citizens who lent a hand.
Top KU basketball recruits to announce college choices today
November 15, 2013
No. 1-ranked high school basketball prospect Jahlil Okafor, No. 4 Cliff Alexander and No. 5 Tyus Jones — all Kansas University recruits — will announce their college choices this afternoon. By Gary Bedore
Editorial: Playing the game
Economic development is a competitive game, and local officials need to take advantage of every opportunity to make a good impression.
November 15, 2013
In the competitive world of economic development, it’s a constant battle for communities to distinguish themselves from their competitors.
Opinion: C.S. Lewis has lasting influence
November 15, 2013
Three famous men died on Nov. 22, 1963. The one getting the most attention, understandably, is John F. Kennedy. Less so the other two: Aldous Huxley, author of the futuristic novel “Brave New World,” and Clive Staples Lewis.
Opinion: Egypt now safer, but jobs still scarce
November 15, 2013
A year ago, the Muslim Brotherhood’s leaders in this region of the Nile Delta seemed confident that they owned the future. But then came the military coup on June 30 that toppled President Mohamed Morsi and killed hundreds of his supporters.
40 years ago: Local plant’s emissions exceed allowable limits of particulate matter, officials say
November 15, 2013
Kansas officials said they did not regard the reported “down time” of the emissions equipment to be excessive or dangerous.