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Opinion: Weis’ schemes give KU edge
November 17, 2013
Karma’s a bewitching thing sometimes, even if the spell it casts must be delayed a year. By Tom Keegan
Back to earth: Broncos end Chiefs’ perfect start
November 17, 2013
Peyton Manning walked away a winner in the biggest game of the year so far and, as a bonus, the Broncos might not even have to send his uniform off to the cleaners.
19-year-old KU student victim of strong-armed robbery
November 17, 2013
Lawrence police are searching for one, or possibly two, suspects after the strong-armed robbery of a 19-year-old Kansas University student Sunday in the 4300 block of West 24th Place.
Gardner, KU women hold off Creighton for 74-66 win
November 17, 2013
Creighton University’s women’s basketball team challenged Kansas at every turn Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse, but the Jayhawks always had an answer in a 74-66 victory.
Exhibitors have successful day at 37th annual Holiday Bazaar
November 17, 2013
Thousands of people blew into the Community Building on Sunday for the 37th annual Holiday Bazaar, an arts and crafts show that kicks off the holiday season in Lawrence. The event usually draws between 4,000 to 5,000 people, and Duane Peterson, special event supervisor for Lawrence Parks and Recreation, said this year’s Bazaar was one of the best attended. By Nikki Wentling
Wind advisory issued for Lawrence area
November 17, 2013
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for much of eastern Kansas, warning that gusts in the area may reach 45 mph.
Opinion: Fight for equality and freedom continues
November 17, 2013
The greatest words any American ever said were spoken by a gaunt, war-haunted man in a tiny Pennsylvania college town 150 years ago Tuesday.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 16
November 17, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, Nov. 16.
Roadwork: Construction planned this week
November 17, 2013
City construction projects are now mapped at lawks.us/construction-map.
College admissions offices looking more at social media, but not so much in Kansas
November 17, 2013
In a national survey of college admissions officers, about 30 percent reported they have Googled applicants and looked at their social media pages. Local universities haven’t joined the trend, either because of policy restrictions, resources, or they simply don’t feel it’s necessary. By Ben Unglesbee
Regents to hear updates on KU Medical Center and Cancer Center
November 17, 2013
The Kansas Board of Regents this week will receive updates on progress at the KU Medical Center and Cancer Center. By Scott Rothschild
On eve of suspect’s arraignment in 2009 shooting of Lawrence woman, family lauds K.C. detectives
November 17, 2013
In September, more than four years after the death of his wife by errant gunfire, Joe Lieber received a call from Kansas City, Mo., detectives informing him that the long search for who they think was the man responsible was over. By Stephen Montemayor
25 years ago: Lawrence teachers surveyed on solutions to high school overcrowding
November 17, 2013
Those surveyed showed a moderate preference for a second high school.
40 years ago: Kansas drivers save gas by ‘slowing down a bit’ — but not to 50 mph
November 17, 2013
“It’s hard to drive 50 miles an hour if you’re used to driving 70. It’s hard to do.”
KU master plan and pending downtown changes prompt discussion of possible convention center
November 17, 2013
Lawrence architect Mike Treanor doesn’t hesitate these days when asked what he thinks downtown Lawrence is missing: a convention center. It’s definitely an idea that is floating around town, and the concept isn’t limited to downtown. By Chad Lawhorn
Internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist to perform at Baker University’s jazz festival
November 17, 2013
Internationally acclaimed jazz singer Kevin Mahogany will be returning to his alma mater to sing for the 16th annual Baker University Jazz Festival on Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Local author to share ‘Chicken Soup for Soul’ story
November 17, 2013
Local author Vicki Julian will be sharing the story she contributed to the “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Wives,” as part of the Kansas Authors Club 37th Annual Holiday Bazaar.
Crowning glory
Growing costs took some of the shine off the Statehouse renovation project, but Kansas taxpayers at least can enjoy the dazzling results.
November 17, 2013
Maybe the shiny new copper atop the Kansas Capitol dome will make taxpayers feel better about the renovation project that mushroomed both in cost and scope over the last 12 years.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Diaz to read at Kansas University from latest novel
November 17, 2013
It speaks volumes of the personality of Junot Diaz that his response to winning a Pulitzer Prize for his first novel, “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” is this: “It was swell, but I prefer more the work than the celebration of the work.” By Nadia Imafidon
Opinion: Compromise pact is good first step
November 17, 2013
As Druze warlord Walid Jumblatt serves a sumptuous dinner to a gathering of Lebanese notables here, the talk around the table is about who will fill the power vacuum in the region if America reaches a nuclear deal with Iran — and accelerates what’s seen as a U.S. withdrawal from the Middle East.
100 years ago: Streetcar conductor puts up a fight as student ‘near riot’ disrupts traffic
November 17, 2013
“A crowd of football enthusiasts marched down Massachusetts … and proceeded to build a fire on the car tracks.”
Learning through writing: National Novel Writing Month in the classroom
November 17, 2013
Every day in Lawrence, 12 novelists gather together. On this day, they’re working hard. The sound of scribbling pens, the shuffle of lined notebook paper and the clickity-clack of keyboards float about the quiet room. Some stare intently while others gaze into the distance, mulling over the next word choice, the next scene, the next conflict in the novel. One catch: These novelists are 11 years old. By Alma Bahman
Kansas City Connection: Holiday events, from the Plaza to the ‘Nutcracker’
November 17, 2013
The holiday season is when Kansas City literally starts to shine. With a number of lighting displays, special events and performances throughout the rest of 2013, the area is well worth a holiday visit.
Chiefs, Broncos out for answers tonight
November 17, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs are the NFL’s worst undefeated team. Peyton Manning is the league’s most vulnerable 300-yards-a-game passer. It’s not often that so many doubts hover over teams and players who have been so good. Some of the questions will be resolved tonight when the Chiefs (9-0) play the Broncos (8-1) in an AFC West meeting between teams with a .944 winning percentage
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Mother Nature’s detail man
November 17, 2013
Randall Bennett, owner of Lawrence-based Tall Grass Museum Services, is a dioramist. There is a 50-50 chance that is a real word. If not, let me clarify: He’s an artist who makes dioramas — 3-D models — of nature. But even that doesn’t do a very good job of describing Bennett. Maybe the best way to describe him is that he’s a man who likes all the details Mother Nature can throw at him. By Chad Lawhorn