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No lyin’: Lion-killer Embiid* to lead Kansas against Iona tonight
* Kansas’ gentle-giant freshman center might or might not, in fact, have slain so much as a fly
November 18, 2013
Legend has it Joel Embiid once killed a lion back in his homeland of Cameroon. By Gary Bedore
James Sims still has shot at KU rushing mark
November 18, 2013
Heading into last week’s game against West Virginia, Kansas University senior James Sims needed to average 219 yards per game in his final three games to move into the top spot on KU’s all-time rushing list. By Matt Tait
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 18
November 18, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Monday, Nov. 18.
Winter prep sports get underway
November 18, 2013
In all honesty, Free State High boys basketball coach Chuck Law didn’t expect to have so many players on the first day of winter sports tryouts Monday. By Benton Smith
Junot Diaz entertains packed auditorium with critiques on life matters
November 18, 2013
Pulitzer-prize winning author spends almost the entire lecture entertaining audience questions with uncensored responses.
Food challenge participants prepare for week on food stamp-quality budget
November 18, 2013
Community members appeared at Checkers Foods Monday to participate in the Just Food Stamp Challenge, a simulation of living off a food stamp budget in honor of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
Moran staff member to hold office hours in Lecompton
November 18, 2013
U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran announced Monday that one of his staff members will hold office hours in Douglas County on Friday.
The Willow center receives more than $5,000 from Girls Night Downtown event
November 18, 2013
The Willow Domestic Violence Center announced that it received more than $5,000 from Downtown Lawrence Inc.’s Girls Night Downtown event in early October.
KU chancellor elected to Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ board of directors
November 18, 2013
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little was elected to the Association of Public and Land-grant University’s board of directors. In October Gray-Little was elected to the executive committee of the Association of American Universities.
Local ‘farm to preschool’ program featured on first lady’s website, in jeopardy of stopping
November 18, 2013
DCCDA’s program, Families, Farmers and Educators United Highlighted on the Let’s Move Child Care website and newsletter
Douglas County to discuss concealed carry policy
03:00 p.m., November 18, 2013 Updated 03:19 p.m.
County commissioners will meet behind closed doors starting at 10 a.m. to discuss courthouse security issues and the state’s new concealed carry law. Commissioners may take public action afterward. By Peter Hancock
Kickoff for KU-KSU Sunflower Showdown set for 11 a.m. Nov. 30
Game will be televised by Fox Sports 1
November 18, 2013
The 2013 Sunflower Showdown between Kansas University and Kansas State will kick off at 11 a.m. on Nov. 30 at Memorial Stadium, the Big 12 Conference announced today.
Lawrence students learn that healthy snacks can taste good, too
November 18, 2013
Not only did several dozen kids eat fruit, vegetables and whole-wheat pitas and hummus on a recent day at Lawrence’s Liberty Memorial Central Middle School. They went back for seconds. And thirds. By Giles Bruce
Kansas City man pleads not guilty in 2009 killing of Lawrence attorney
November 18, 2013
A Kansas City, Mo., man pleaded not guilty Monday to the 2009 shooting death of a Lawrence attorney who was driving home from a theater performance. By Giles Bruce
Wiggins, Ellis earn Big 12 honors
November 18, 2013
The Kansas duo of sophomore forward Perry Ellis and freshman guard Andrew Wiggins have been named the Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Week in a vote by a media panel which covers the league, the conference announced Monday.
Brownback says litigation over school finance is ‘dumb way of handling this’; only Republicans invited to discussion
11:53 a.m., November 18, 2013 Updated 04:43 p.m.
Facing a possible court-ordered increase in public school funding, Gov. Sam Brownback has called for opening up the dialogue between legislators and school leaders. By Scott Rothschild
KU RB James Sims named co-Big 12 offensive player of the week
November 18, 2013
Kansas University running back James Sims’ career day during Saturday’s victory against West Virginia earned him co-Big 12 offensive player of the week honors with Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty, conference officials announced this morning.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 17
November 18, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Sunday, Nov. 17.
Baker football to host playoff game
November 18, 2013
No. 4-ranked Baker University will host No. 13 Sterling College in the first round of the NAIA-FCS Football Playoffs on Saturday in Baldwin City.
QB Montell Cozart makes most of first start
November 18, 2013
Saturday, during a 31-19 skid-snapping, celebration-inducing victory over West Virginia, Kansas University coach Charlie Weis handed the ball to freshman Montell Cozart and let him do what he does best — win.
Bill Self: College prospects ‘top-heavy’ lately
November 18, 2013
The elite talent at the top has made some folks wonder if there are more program-changers in high school than ever before. By Gary Bedore
Kansas women scrap past Bluejays
Gardner scores 24 in women’s 74-66 victory over Creighton
November 18, 2013
No one could accuse Kansas University’s women’s basketball team of failing to fight back. By Benton Smith
Marriages for Nov. 18
November 18, 2013
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County.
25 years ago: Kansas Lottery wraps up its first year
November 18, 2013
A look back at the first twelve months of the Kansas Lottery showed a few mistakes but mostly successes, according to its director.
Business briefcase Nov. 18
November 18, 2013
Michael McGrew, of Lawrence, took over as the 2014 Treasurer of the National Association of Realtors at the association’s board of directors meeting on Nov. 7. McGrew, a realtor for nearly 30 years, is the CEO and chairman of Douglas County-based McGrew Real Estate. He has served on NAR’s board of directors for nine years.
Editorial: KC competition
Money spent to lure Kansas City companies across the state line may not be a good investment for the metropolitan area.
November 18, 2013
Kansas-Missouri athletic rivalries are at least temporarily on hold, but enforcing a moratorium on business competition may be a taller order.
40 years ago: University officials oppose use of ‘KU’ abbreviation
November 18, 2013
“It is our intention in the future to de-emphasize the use of the initials ‘KU.’”
How to read your child’s Building Report Card
November 18, 2013
Kansas began using a new system this year for measuring how well individual schools and districts are performing. Here’s your guide to understanding the new “Building Report Cards” for the Lawrence school district. By Peter Hancock
Bankruptcies for Nov. 18
November 18, 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. 18
November 18, 2013
Divorces granted in Douglas County.
Patents and inventions a growing part of daily business at KU
November 18, 2013
Kansas University joined 200 other institutional inventors as a charter member of the National Academy of Inventors. The number of U.S. patents KU received in 2013 is more than double that from the year before. By Ben Unglesbee
Lawrence Memorial Hospital agrees to be part of health information network
November 18, 2013
Many Lawrence-area residents may soon be part of a statewide electronic medical record exchange, after Lawrence Memorial Hospital this month signed a preliminary agreement to be part of the Kansas Health Information Network. By Giles Bruce
Opinion: Books shed light on troubled Mideast
November 18, 2013
Readers often ask me to suggest books that can help them understand the swirl of events in the Mideast and South Asia. There’s a surfeit of material out there, but here are several books I’ve found helpful in getting beneath the surface of the news.
Opinion: Warren bid might challenge Clinton
November 18, 2013
The New Republic magazine was, appropriately, the stimulant that last week gave the Democratic base a frisson of anticipation about a possible Elizabeth Warren presidential candidacy in 2016. Now in her 11th month as a Massachusetts senator, she is suited to carry the progressive torch that was fueled 99 years ago this month by The New Republic’s founding.
100 years ago: Sultry temps not unusual for November, KU weatherman says
November 18, 2013
“No, there’s no excuse for ‘peeling’ your coat or dragging out your last year’s Panama, at least not yet.”
Jail program counting on cognitive therapy, assessments to help return offenders to community and keep them from re-offending
November 18, 2013
Eight months ago, the Douglas County Jail started to address head-on the problem that keeps its cells full: criminal thinking. As part of a program aimed at keeping criminals from repeating crimes, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office’s re-entry program has begun therapy groups designed to change the way inmates behave and make decisions.