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KU volleyball to play in Allen
November 19, 2013
Kansas University’s volleyball match with Denver on Nov. 26 has been moved from the Jayhawks’ usual home, Horejsi Center, to Allen Fieldhouse.
KU women face first road test today
November 19, 2013
A win for Kansas University’s women’s basketball team in its first road game of the season tonight in Minneapolis would please coach Bonnie Henrickson on a couple of levels. By Benton Smith
Notebook: Self keeps Greene out of win over Iona
November 19, 2013
Kansas University freshman Brannen Greene was the only Jayhawk to not play in Tuesday’s 86-66 victory over Iona in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Embiid shines vs. Iona, with father in the stands
November 19, 2013
Dressed impeccably in suit and tie, Cameroon military man Thomas Embiid sat proudly in Kansas University’s parents’ section Tuesday night, watching his son play basketball for the very first time. His 7-foot son, Kansas University freshman Joel Embiid, exploded for 16 points and 13 rebounds in the Jayhawks’ 86-66 victory. By Gary Bedore
Opinion: Ellis spectacular in his own way
November 19, 2013
Playing in a basketball program that conceivably could have the first pick of the NBA draft for the next two years — freshman Andrew Wiggins this year and Joel Embiid the next — it’s easy to leave the Perry Ellis conversation for another day. By Tom Keegan
Gaels came to win, but didn’t predict one
November 19, 2013
Shortly after Iona’s 86-66 loss to Kansas, Gaels coach Tim Cluess took time to set the record straight. Sure, he was pleased with the way his team competed, but by no means had anyone on his team predicted an Iona victory. By Matt Tait
City agrees to accept donation for central Lawrence nature park
November 19, 2013
A new park is coming to central Lawrence, and it likely will become a key intersecting point for a large citywide trail system. By Chad Lawhorn
Kansas looking at Missouri River to help irrigate western Kansas
November 19, 2013
A proposal to transport water from the Missouri River to irrigate crops in western Kansas and replenish the Ogallala Aquifer was rolled out before state legislators on Tuesday.
Lawrence Journal-World wins first place in LMA 2013 Newspaper of the Year contest
November 19, 2013
The Lawrence Journal-World won first place in the Local Media Association’s 2013 Newspaper of the Year contest, the association announced Tuesday.
KU to seek proposals for intergenerational retirement community, research space
November 19, 2013
The idea of a creating a new Lawrence retirement community in partnership with Kansas University is poised to get its most formal review yet from KU leaders.
KU’s Tony Pierson may be shut down for final 2 weeks of 2013
November 19, 2013
The in-again, out-again saga surrounding Kansas University junior Tony Pierson may have reached a resolution. Pierson, KU’s leading receiver who has missed portions of KU’s last seven games, may be done for the season because of the lingering effects of a concussion suffered Oct. 5 against Texas Tech. KU coach Charlie Weis said Tuesday that even though Pierson continued to be cleared by doctors and was able to play last week against West Virginia, the best thing for the player and the program might be to shut him down. By Matt Tait
State senator’s comment on animal shelters draws response
November 19, 2013
A state senator on Tuesday said animal shelters make money off dogs that are confiscated from breeders that are shut down by the state. By Scott Rothschild
Historic Douglas County Courthouse may have to adapt to new gun law
November 19, 2013
Douglas County may have to make major alterations to the historic courthouse in order to comply with the state’s new concealed carry gun law. County commissioners met behind closed doors today to discuss plans for security arrangements. By Peter Hancock
Topeka woman arrested after crash near KU sorority
November 19, 2013
A 56-year-old Topeka woman was arrested Monday evening on suspicion of multiple charges following a crash near a Kansas University sorority.
Pool Room, Lawrence police investigate attempted internal theft of cash
November 19, 2013
A newly hired employee at the Pool Room, 925 Iowa St., attempted to make off with cash from the bar’s register at the end of his first night on the job, eventually fleeing upon being found out.
Injury accident closes part of U.S. Highway 40 in West Lawrence
November 19, 2013
U.S. Highway 40 has been closed west of Kansas Highway 10 following a one vehicle injury accident that occurred earlier this morning.
KU volleyball’s Soucie honored by Big 12
November 19, 2013
Kansas University freshman middle blocker Tayler Soucie was named Big 12 Volleyball Rookie of the Week on Monday.
MSU No. 1 in poll; Jayhawks vault to No. 2
November 19, 2013
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team moved from fifth to second in the Associated Press basketball poll Monday.
Chiefs not dwelling on loss
November 19, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs only intend to lose to the Denver Broncos once, and that thought goes beyond the rematch between AFC West rivals in two weeks at Arrowhead Stadium.
Iona president a KU grad
November 19, 2013
A talented freshman class of which Andrew Wiggins is headliner has made a ticket to Kansas University basketball games tougher than ever. That didn’t stop Joseph Nyre from landing one for tonight’s game against Iona College. By Tom Keegan
Opinion: Zenger explains that TV deal good for KU
November 19, 2013
The TV partnership with Time Warner helps increase the Kansas brand, even though it means for two exhibitions and four real games ripping the remote out of the hands of so many people who cherish KU basketball as the most important form of entertainment in their lives. By Tom Keegan
40 years ago: Pilot, passengers escape safely after plane lands in Lake Perry
November 19, 2013
The pilot and five passengers were “chilled and soggy but otherwise unscathed.”
100 years ago: New kind of crime surfaces in Lawrence
November 19, 2013
“Lawrence has a purse snatcher. This is something new for this city.”
25 years ago: Audio-Reader celebrates new headquarters
November 19, 2013
The service’s new home, a renovated fraternity house at 1120 W. 11th, was officially named the Baehr Audio-Reader Center.
After 50 years, Lawrence resident vividly recalls serving at President Kennedy’s funeral
November 19, 2013
In November 1963, Lawrence resident Reaumur Donnally served as an altar boy at President John F. Kennedy’s funeral Mass. His father, a physician in Washington, had known Kennedy since they were classmates at Harvard. By Peter Hancock
Opinion: Why Colombia’s peace talks may fail
November 19, 2013
After interviewing former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe shortly after the Colombian government announced that it had dismantled a FARC guerrilla plot to kill him last week, I’m more pessimistic than ever about the future of Colombia’s ongoing peace talks with the rebels.
Double Take: How much can my boyfriend’s therapist tell parents?
November 19, 2013
My boyfriend has been having problems with depression. He’s 16 and agreed to see a therapist. But in the first session she told him that if he talked about anything having to do with drugs or alcohol, she’d have to tell his parents because that’s illegal.
Opinion: Why so much bluster on Iran?
November 19, 2013
When the Obama administration set up the toughest sanctions regime ever imposed on Iran, its goal was to force Tehran to the bargaining table. It aimed to address the country’s suspect nuclear program by diplomacy rather than war.
Editorial: KCI plans
When a top official at Southwest Airlines expresses concern about changes at Kansas City International Airport, Kansas City officials need to listen.
November 19, 2013
Not all delays at airports are bad news. Hopefully, the leaders behind a $1.2 billion proposal to revamp Kansas City International Airport will take time to allow more voices to be heard after an executive with Southwest Airlines expressed concerns with the KCI plans.