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Bishop Seabury students brave the cold, hunger during annual food drive event
November 24, 2013
About 75 hungry, shivering teenagers huddled around a campfire tonight at Bishop Seabury Academy during the school’s seventh-annual Sleeping Outside with Blankets food drive, when students fast for 24 hours, collect food donations and sleep outside in the frigid night air. By Caitlin Doornbos
Retired couple hope new icehouse is nice investment in Lawrence
November 24, 2013
There is no one staffing the new large metal icehouse called “Twice The Ice,” set to open this weekend in the lot of the Malls Shopping Center, 711 W. 23rd St. Instead, equipment initially designed by farmers from Georgia churn out up to 6,500 pounds of ice from an underground water source every six hours to be sold in 20-pound bags for $2.50. By Stephen Montemayor
KU football ready to shift focus to Sunflower Showdown
Jayhawks, Wildcats square off at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium
04:07 p.m., November 24, 2013 Updated 12:07 a.m.
Minutes after suffering through a bone-chilling 34-0 loss at one-win Iowa State on Saturday, members of the Kansas University football team shifted their focus on to what comes next. By Matt Tait
Opinion: Zimmerman looks like the real thug
November 24, 2013
With George Zimmerman out on bail last week after his latest run-in with police, it seems an opportune time to discuss the second killing of Trayvon Martin.
Kansas basketball unusually offensive so far
November 24, 2013
Kansas University’s basketball team, which led the country in field-goal-percentage defense last year (.361) and has ranked first in the Big 12 in that category in eight of Bill Self’s first 10 seasons in Lawrence, has been amazing on offense through four games of the 2013-14 campaign. By Gary Bedore
Chiefs take on Chargers today
November 24, 2013
It was only a month ago that the San Diego Chargers were in the midst of the AFC West race, trying to keep pace with the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs. Now, they head to Arrowhead Stadium today playing for their season.
KU swimming extends lead at Kansas Classic
November 24, 2013
The Kansas University swimming and diving team extended its lead, 679.5-523, over second-place Iowa State on Day 2 of the Kansas Classic, Saturday at Capitol Federal Natatorium.
KU cross country’s Buchanan runs at NCAAs
November 24, 2013
Kansas University junior Reid Buchanan placed 142nd on Saturday at the NCAA men’s cross country championship.
Field goal lifts Baker football
November 24, 2013
After three misses earlier in the game, freshman Clarence Clark kicked a 28-yard field goal as time expired to lift Baker University over Sterling, 10-7, in the first round of the NAIA Football Championship Series on Saturday at Liston Stadium.
Baker women 17th at NAIA XC nationals
November 24, 2013
After entering the NAIA Cross Country Championships ranked No. 25, the Baker University women’s team finished 17th out of 32 teams Saturday at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence. By Chris Duderstadt
KU volleyball sweeps in senior send-off
November 24, 2013
Caroline Jarmoc needed an extra piece of equipment to go with her knee pads on Saturday in Horejsi Center. She had a handkerchief at her disposal during Kansas University’s emotional 3-0 Senior Day rout of Texas Tech. By Gary Bedore
Cyclones snap losing skid, topple KU
November 24, 2013
A week ago, the Kansas University football team ended a 27-game Big 12 Conference losing streak with an upset victory over West Virginia. But Saturday, it was KU opponent Iowa State ended a losing streak and got a little taste of the joy that the Jayhawks experienced a week ago. By Matt Tait
Opinion: Defensive issues? It’s gotta be the shoes
November 24, 2013
The grass near the boundaries of the football field at Jack Trice Stadium was covered with ice and for most of the night, it looked as if Iowa State wore ice skates and Kansas University roller skates. By Tom Keegan
25 years ago: Police begin releasing composite pictures to media
November 24, 2013
Previously, only police officers had seen the drawings.
Roadwork: Construction planned this week
November 24, 2013
City construction projects are now mapped at lawks.us/construction-map.
Editorial: Patent success
Kansas University is showing great progress in turning university research into commercial success.
November 24, 2013
The annual report of Kansas University’s Innovation and Collaboration unit shares some very tangible examples of how research accomplishments pay off for KU and the state of Kansas.
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Ham sandwiches, food stamps and dreams of pie
November 24, 2013
It was a simple sign that advertised one of the world’s simpler delights: pie. I’m always in the mood for pie, and on this day it sounded like a particularly good idea because I had plenty of room for it in my stomach. One problem: I didn’t have room for it in my wallet. You see, I was participating in this stupid Food Stamp Challenge put on by Just Food, the food bank in Lawrence. Yeah, I said stupid. You stop me from getting pie, and I get nasty. By Chad Lawhorn
A look at who gets paid what, and from where, at KU
November 24, 2013
A list of the top 20 highest-paid officials and professors at Kansas University puts Chancellor Gray-Little at number three. When looking at state-funded compensation, there is an even longer line of personnel who receive more out of state coffers than the university’s top leader, most of them in the medical center. By Ben Unglesbee
Opinion: Iran pact may hold unforeseen peril
November 24, 2013
If there’s a fog of war, there can also be a fog of peace — in which even the negotiators aren’t sure of the consequences of what they’ve done. Some of that murkiness surrounds the bargaining in Geneva to limit Iran’s nuclear program. There’s sharp disagreement among observers about the potential risks and benefits of this seeming breakthrough between Iran and the West after 34 years of hostility.
The Brownback Experiment: hard to measure
November 24, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback has said his tax changes will be like an adrenaline shot to the Kansas economy. But tax experts who have studied the Brownback plan say there will be no sudden surges from Brownback’s tax policy, and it will be difficult to tell what effect the changes will make. By Scott Rothschild
Lawrence writer’s first novel spins into book deal, success
November 24, 2013
You wake up to an unfamiliar face sitting at your kitchen table. Its got grayed skin and large yellow eyes. Its bony fingers grip the newspaper and as it sips coffee, waiting for you. It’s the monster that lived in your closet and terrified you as a child.
Local artists honor spirit of Jim Brothers in retrospective exhibit
November 24, 2013
The legacy of American sculptor Jim Brothers lives on, as local artists, Lawrence Creates Makerspace and Lawrence Art Guild present new exhibit, “Recollections: Friends Remember Jim.”
Native materials expert raises awareness about resource sustainability
November 24, 2013
Wade Myslivy is self-trained in a variety of primitive skills sparked by a lifelong interest in how pre-industrial people used available resources and basic technologies to make smaller artifacts from baskets to beads, to much more work-intensive items like stone hand tools and hunting weapons such as bows.
40 years ago: KU Band alumni to join current musicians in halftime show
November 24, 2013
Several KU faculty members were part of the Alumni Band.
100 years ago: Ordinance to be discussed on changing Lawrence street names to numbers
November 24, 2013
“It may be that after years of agitation Lawrence will have numbered streets.”