Archive for Friday, November 22, 2013

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How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 22
November 22, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, Nov. 22.
Chiefs shelve receiver Williams
November 22, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs had hoped wide receiver Kyle Williams would provide some speed and a spark to an offense that was desperately in need of both. Williams never got the chance to show it.
Charlie Weis won’t dwell on forecast chill
November 22, 2013
Although a couple of recent games have been played in windy conditions and cooler temperatures, tonight’s showdown with Iowa State figures to be Kansas University’s first truly cold football game of 2013. By Matt Tait
Tale of the tape: KU vs. Iowa State
November 22, 2013
A unit-by-unit look at today’s Kansas-Iowa State football match-up. By Matt Tait
Front and center: Howard makes KU offensive line better in classroom, on field
November 22, 2013
It’s a bit of a leap to connect what happens at a school desk with an open math book to the rugged goings-on along the offensive line, but for this year’s Kansas University football team, familiarity in one area helped fix another back in early October. By Matt Tait
Opinion: Wiggins provides much more than highlights
November 22, 2013
Subtle isn’t a word that comes to the minds of tongues-hanging spectators when an Andrew Wiggins highlight video plays on the big board. Amazing, freakish, did I really just see that? Did he really get that high above the rim? Nothing quiet about the gifts he flashes on those plays. By Tom Keegan
Notebook: White produces off the bench for KU
November 22, 2013
Kansas University freshman center Joel Embiid had a career-high three blocks, most by a Jayhawk in a game this season, and coach Bill Self thought Andrew White produced off the bench against Towson. By Gary Bedore
Kansas unstoppable in rout of Towson
November 22, 2013
Nobody was talking about an undefeated season or anything crazy like that after Kansas University’s fourth basketball victory of the 2013-14 campaign — Friday’s 88-58 taming of Towson in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Jayhawks too fast for Towson
November 22, 2013
If given another opportunity to face No. 2 Kansas University, Towson basketball coach Pat Skerry thinks he might have discovered a way to slow down the Jayhawks. Unfortunately, his master plan would violate one of the most basic rules of basketball. By Matt Tait
On National Adoption Week, Lawrence family adds two more children — forever
November 22, 2013
Ask Shannon and Tonya Clark how they came to have 11 children, and their short answer is: “Because every kid deserves a home.” The latest installment in their longer story happened Friday, when two little girls the Lawrence couple had been fostering for more than a year formally became their daughters. By Sara Shepherd
KU School of Business brings Global Entrepreneurship Week to Lawrence
November 22, 2013
Global Entrepreneurship Week at Kansas University focused on the meaning of and possibilities for “social entrepreneurship,” a term meant to apply business strategies to nonprofit work and socially minded ventures. Events included a contest among groups of KU students to come up with the best startup model to could turn a mobile collaboration laboratory into an enterprise to improve the economy of Wyandotte County. A panel included leaders from regional startups, both for profit and not By Ben Unglesbee
Lawrence police release nighttime seat belt enforcement numbers
November 22, 2013
Lawrence police cited 24 adults for seatbelt violations, three for driver’s license violations and one for no proof of insurance during Monday evening’s seatbelt enforcement effort.
Lawrence man sentenced to 31 months in prison for August home invasion
November 22, 2013
Douglas County District Court Judge Peggy Kittel on Friday sentenced Charles M. Johnson to 31 months in prison on a robbery charge stemming from an Aug. 14 home invasion.
Moran: Affordable Care Act beyond repair
November 22, 2013
U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran spoke at a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce breakfastand said the Affordable Care Act is “a disaster” that cannot be fixed.
Longtime leader of Headquarters departs; organization cuts hours of suicide prevention line
November 22, 2013
The longtime director of Headquarters Counseling has left as the organization is struggling with major funding cuts and a temporary reduction in the hours of its suicide prevention hotline. By Chad Lawhorn
KU makes ‘Best for Vets’ list
November 22, 2013
Veterans pursuing college degrees often face challenges most traditional students don’t. A national publication has recognized Kansas University for helping them succeed, naming KU one of the country’s top colleges for veterans. By Sara Shepherd
Missouri governor asks Brownback to back off of study on diverting water from Missouri River
November 22, 2013
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has asked Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to back off of a feasibility study of Kansas taking water from the Missouri River to divert to western Kansas. By Scott Rothschild
Jefferson County woman sentenced to two years probation in murder-for-hire case
November 22, 2013
A Jefferson County woman who pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiracy to commit aggravated battery and great bodily harm was sentenced to two years probation in Jefferson County District Court.
Former KU football player’s aggravated robbery trial moved to March
November 22, 2013
A jury trial for former Kansas University football player Chris Martin’s robbery case stemming from a May home invasion has been continued to March.
Road conditions back to normal, winter weather advisory for county canceled
November 22, 2013
Most road conditions in Topeka, Lawrence and Kansas City were back to normal after Kansas Department of Transportation crews treated roadways overnight and precipitation moved out of the area before sunrise.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 21
November 22, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thursday, Nov. 21.
Letter: Plan needed
November 22, 2013
Recently we learned of development plans for a seven-story building at 11th and Massachusetts. The corner has been underutilized for years, is ripe for development, represents another opportunity for Lawrence to develop and implement a Downtown Urban Design Plan prior to granting a building permit and tax subsidies that will likely be requested. Such a plan would tell us what and where to build and how to design what we build while protecting historic neighborhoods around the downtown.
25 years ago: Lawrence residents recall Kennedy assassination
November 22, 2013
Lawrence area residents today cast their minds back to where they had been 25 years earlier.
Point proved: Ex-Towson signee Frank Mason off to good start with KU
November 22, 2013
A failing grade in a government class his senior year at Petersburg (Va.) High School cost Frank Mason a spot on Towson University’s basketball team — the one that meets Kansas University in a 7 p.m. tip today in Allen Fieldhouse. “It was a bad thing at the time. It’s a good thing now,” Mason said. By Gary Bedore
Letter: Require recycling
November 22, 2013
Lawrence should require its citizens to recycle. It seems like in an educated town like Lawrence, people would be required to recycle.
Looking back at how JFK assassination unfolded in Lawrence
November 22, 2013
On Nov. 21, 1963, Kansas University Chancellor W. Clarke Wescoe gave a speech to a group of midwestern governors in Omaha with a simple theme, according to coverage of the day in the Journal-World: “The 1960s are years of challenge.” Little did he know. The next day, a pretty large challenge emerged: President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. By Chad Lawhorn
Opinion: Kennedy’s death overshadows his life
November 22, 2013
He has become fodder for an interpretation industry toiling to make his life malleable enough to soothe the sensitivities and serve the agendas of the interpreters. The quantity of writing about him is inversely proportional to the brevity of his presidency.
Editorial: Promising hire
The Lied Center of Kansas seems primed for even greater success under the supervision of a new executive director.
November 22, 2013
The next leader of the Lied Center of Kansas brings strong experience and some good priorities to the job, which bodes well for the future of this local performing arts gem.
Letter: Harmful effects
November 22, 2013
Teenager Kendra Schwartz recently wrote in the “Double Take” column: “Although I don’t personally condone alcohol or drug use, weekend drinking is common among my peers and rarely has long-term harmful effects.”
40 years ago: Old Carnegie library damaged by fire; arson suspected
November 22, 2013
There was no indication of an electrical problem.
100 years ago: Edison’s new invention to have its Lawrence premiere
November 22, 2013
“There are no two ways about it. The Talking Pictures must be seen to be appreciated.”