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Chiefs mascot KC Wolf injured in accident
November 26, 2013
A man who has been the Kansas City Chiefs’ mascot for more than two decades was in stable condition after being seriously injured this weekend while rehearsing a zip line routine at Arrowhead Stadium. His attorney said Tuesday his injuries appear to be caused by human error.
City approves dual-lane roundabout for Wakarusa Drive
November 26, 2013
Lawrence city commissioners peered into the future Tuesday night and agreed that it includes a roundabout on one of the busier streets in West Lawrence. By Chad Lawhorn
Downtown mailman to retire after 43 years with the U.S. Postal Service
November 26, 2013
Jerry Totten started saying his goodbyes Tuesday. The longtime downtown Lawrence mailman walked the route he has trekked thousands of times over the past 11 years, bidding adieu to many familiar faces. Totten’s last day with the U.S. Postal Service is Friday. By Giles Bruce
West Middle School students combine reading and farm animals to fight global poverty
November 26, 2013
Seventh-graders at West Middle School are taking part in Heifer International’s “Read to Feed,” which helps raise money through read-a-thons to purchase livestock that can help families in poorer countries. To help students get excited and better understand the role of animals in agriculture, school staff brought in some farm animals to graze in the school’s courtyard.By Ben Unglesbee
Police seek information on vehicle that struck bicylist Monday
November 26, 2013
Police are searching for more information on a vehicle that collided with a bicyclist Monday afternoon and drove away from the scene.
Subpoena of records withdrawn; second motion for DNA testing issued in Ottawa quadruple homicide case
November 26, 2013
State prosecutors withdrew subpoenas for business records of an Ottawa man accused of killing three adults and an 18-month-old child in rural Franklin County earlier this year, although not ruling out a similar request in the future. Meanwhile, the prosecution filed a second motion for DNA testing. By Stephen Montemayor
Lighting of ice menorah highlights local Hanukkah events
November 26, 2013
The theme of this year’s community Hanukkah celebration is fire and ice, and the key feature will be a menorah made of ice that will be set alight. By Sara Shepherd
Two men arrested after separate alcohol-related traffic offenses at same intersection
November 26, 2013
A 21-year-old Tonganoxie man and an 18-year-old Lawrence man were booked into Douglas County Jail early Monday on suspicion of separate alcohol-related traffic offenses at the same intersection of U.S. Highway 24 north of Lawrence.
Lawrence man found competent to stand trial in Nov. 5 murder case
November 26, 2013
A 67-year-old Lawrence man charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 5 shooting death of his wife has been found competent to stand trial after undergoing a mental health evaluation. By Stephen Montemayor
Ailing Chiefs turn focus to Broncs
November 26, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs could be without their two top pass rushers against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Sunday after Tamba Hali and Justin Houston were hurt against San Diego.
League honors Baker football, coach
November 26, 2013
Baker University’s Mike Grossner was named Heart of America Athletic Conference coach of the year, and the Wildcats earned 24 All-HAAC honors on Monday.
Veritas boys drop opener
November 26, 2013
Chad Stieben scored 28 points, but Veritas Christian School opened its boys basketball season with a 77-70 loss to Calvary Baptist on Monday night.
KU volleyball returns to fieldhouse tonight
November 26, 2013
One of the best collegiate athletes in all of Canada will be competing in Allen Fieldhouse at 6:30 tonight — volleyball All-American Caroline Jarmoc of Calgary, Alberta.
Opinion: ISU didn’t conspire against Kansas
November 26, 2013
Unless you don’t put 100-percent faith in comparative scores, something just didn’t add up Saturday in Ames, where the Jayhawks spent the night running not to fall down, and the Cyclones adjusted to the grass-and-ice field far better. By Tom Keegan
Charlie Weis quiet on QB
November 26, 2013
It’s back to the drawing board for Kansas University’s football team as it prepares for Saturday’s 11 a.m. season finale against Kansas State at Memorial Stadium. By Matt Tait
On the job training: Landen Lucas battling for minutes
November 26, 2013
Kansas University’s basketball big men — Tarik Black, Perry Ellis, Joel Embiid, Landen Lucas, Hunter Mickelson, Jamari Traylor and Justin Wesley — engage in some spirited battles at practice. Just ask Lucas. By Gary Bedore
25 years ago: City of DeSoto to quadruple in size
November 26, 2013
DeSoto was seeking to annex about 18 square miles.
40 years ago: Lawrence officials meet to discuss federally mandated fuel reductions
November 26, 2013
“Cuts in trash pickup services were likely if the city gasoline supply were reduced.”
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 25
November 26, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Monday, Nov. 25.
Editorial: Lasting impact
A local agency apparently is heading into a difficult transition, but that doesn’t diminish the service of it or its long-time director to the community.
November 26, 2013
Headquarters Counseling Center has been an important part of Lawrence’s social service scene for more than four decades.
100 years ago: Parcel post not living up to its promise to farmers?
November 26, 2013
“Occasionally a turkey, a few chickens, a carton of eggs, or a basket of grapes comes in through the mail.”
Double Take: Stuck in the middle of a divorce
November 26, 2013
Divorced parents are asking their child to keep their dating lives a secret.
Longtime health services director took care of thousands of Baker students
November 26, 2013
For the past quarter-century, Baker University’s Nurse Ruth has been much more than a health care provider. She’s been a grandmotherly figure to homesick students, an advocate for community health, and quite possibly the university’s biggest sports fan. Ruth Sarna, Baker’s director of student health services, plans to retire at the end of this current semester after 25 years at the Baldwin City college. She estimates that she’s seen 15,000 students and facilitated 65,000 patient visits during her time at Baker. By Giles Bruce
Opinion: Intelligence reform fervor has cooled
November 26, 2013
Remember Edward Snowden? For a while, the National Security Agency’s renegade contractor seemed like the most influential man in American intelligence, even though he’s been hiding out in Moscow. Snowden’s disclosures touched off a wave of enthusiasm in Congress for reforming the NSA’s surveillance practices — and anger overseas when he revealed that American spies were listening to foreign leaders’ cellphone calls.
Opinion: Iran deal could make world safer
November 26, 2013
Count the Iran nuclear deal as a rare win for President Obama’s secretive, cerebral style of governing. His careful, closeted approach has produced many setbacks over the past five years, but it was at the heart of last weekend’s breakthrough deal with Tehran.