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Howard helps KU reduce snap snafus
October 13, 2013
Dating to the spring game, Kansas University coach Charlie Weis had tried three different men at starting center. None of them could get the snaps down with any consistency. By Tom Keegan
Kansas women’s golf second
October 13, 2013
Kansas University sophomore Yupaporn Kawinpakorn claimed her second runner-up finish of the season, and three other Jayhawks finished in the top 15 as KU placed second in the team race at the Diane Thomason Invitational on Sunday at Finkbine Golf Course.
Author/ex-coach Ted Owens to speak, sign
October 13, 2013
“An Evening With Former KU Coach Ted Owens,” featuring the man who ran Kansas University’s basketball program from 1964 to ’83, is scheduled for 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Kansas Union Ballroom. By Gary Bedore
KU football struggling, but battling
October 13, 2013
The aspect of coach Charlie Weis’ second KU team that emits the most light just might be its mind-set and mental toughness, which was called upon often during Saturday’s 27-17 loss at TCU. By Matt Tait
Opinion: Kansas punter puts up huge, All-American-like stats
October 13, 2013
Kansas University’s Trevor Pardula, a 6-foot-5, 209-pound junior from San Jose, Calif., who also handles kickoff duties, ranks second in the nation with an average of 47.09 yards a punt. By Tom Keegan
Chiefs roar to 6-0: Rowdy crowd sees another win
October 13, 2013
Buoyed by the loudest crowd to attend an outdoor sporting event, the unbeaten Chiefs took advantage of three second-half interceptions thrown by Terrelle Pryor to pull away for a 24-7 victory Sunday.
Renowned animal activist Temple Grandin gives tips at the Mother Earth News Fair
01:01 p.m., October 13, 2013 Updated 06:02 p.m.
Temple Grandin spoke to an audience of hundreds at the Mother Earth News Fair this morning, giving a seminar on livestock handling. Grandin said effective animal handling can save people from accidents and life-threatening situations with livestock.
Opinion: Shooting highlights disconnect
October 13, 2013
The thing might be funny, except that somebody died. That part isn’t funny at all. But the rest of it, the moments before Justin Valdez was killed, read like some twisted skit on “Saturday Night Live.”
Baker blanks Culver-Stockton
October 13, 2013
Baker University football shut out Culver-Stockton, 39-0, on Saturday.
Haskell football falls, 34-14
October 13, 2013
Haskell Indian Nations University’s football team fell, 34-14, in its homecoming game against Presentation College on Saturday at HINU.
KU swimming falls to Air Force
October 13, 2013
Kansas University senior diver Alyssa Golden finished first in both diving events, but the KU swimming and diving team fell to Air Force, 154-146, on Saturday.
Veritas volleyball second in Topeka
October 13, 2013
Veritas Christian went 3-1 and placed second Saturday in the Cair Paravel volleyball tourney.
Lions’ Pederson first in SMW race
October 13, 2013
Lawrence High’s Nathan Pederson took first place among sophomore boys in the Shawnee Mission West Cross Country Invitational on Saturday at Shawnee Mission Park. Pederson finished the 5K race in 17:40.0.
KU women’s golf in 2nd at Iowa
October 13, 2013
The Kansas University women’s golf team is one stroke off the lead after two rounds on Saturday at the Diane Thomason Invitational.
KU hoops notebook: KU still in prep Turner’s plans
October 13, 2013
Myles Turner, a 6-foot-11, 225-pound senior center from Trinity High in Euless, Texas, who is ranked No. 6 in the recruiting class of 2014 by, will make his first official visit to Ohio State next weekend, his dad told By Gary Bedore
FSHS gymnasts 2nd at Sunflower League
October 13, 2013
Free State High junior gymnast Grace Bartle placed first in floor exercise and third in all-around competition to lead FSHS to a runner-up finish at the Sunflower League meet Saturday at Olathe North.
Budder leads Haskell women’s cross country
October 13, 2013
Haskell Indian Nations University junior Talisa Budder placed fifth in the college women’s 5K on Saturday at the HINU Invite.
Free State girls cross country 1st, boys 2nd at Haskell
October 13, 2013
Five races into the season, Free State High’s girls cross country team had either won or finished second every time it took the course. Competing Saturday at a smaller meet, the Haskell Indian Nations University Invite, the Firebirds did it a sixth time. By Benton Smith
25 years ago: Over 70 Kansas counties losing population
October 13, 2013
Rural northern and western counties showed the largest decrease.
Pizza Shuttle ceiling art turns local painter into pro
October 13, 2013
Lawrence native Lance LeClair develops his artistry by painting ceiling tiles with pop culture references and original works.
2013 Phoenix Awards: Ramberg’s artwork, teaching embrace creative process
October 13, 2013
Laura Ramberg practices — and teaches — what she calls “creative life.” “Art-making is not just about making a product,” she says. “It’s about the creative process, so I think everyone can benefit from practicing artful living.”
Lawrence woman has made self-advocacy her life’s work
October 13, 2013
For decades, Kathy Lobb has been advocating for people with developmental disabilities — people like herself — on the local, state and national levels, serving for the past 12 years as the legislative liaison for the Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas. By Giles Bruce
Audience will move through castle during dance performance of Poe tale
October 13, 2013
Lawrence’s Arts in Motion Dance Company is performing “The Masque of the Red Death” in a unique, walk-through performance at the Castle Tea Room.
Entries being accepted for statewide Factual Story Contest
October 13, 2013
Entries are now being accepted for the Annual Kansas Factual Story Contest.
Guest pianist debuts new classical music series at Theatre Lawrence
October 13, 2013
Award-winning pianist Anna Han will be the debut performer in a new classical music concert series at Theatre Lawrence on Oct. 17.
40 years ago: America gets new VP; Kaw headed for record high levels; new day picked for siren testing
October 13, 2013
The Kansas River was swelling out of its banks.
Retired pastor’s new book focuses on coping with death
October 13, 2013
Virgil Brady, a retired pastor from Lawrence, recently self-published his fourth book, “Death with Style and Grace,” which focuses on healthy ways for coping with death. By Giles Bruce
Chiefs aiming for 6-0 today
October 13, 2013
The serious expression beneath Andy Reid’s bushy moustache finally started to curl up into a smile when the history of the Chiefs and Raiders was broached this week.
Roadwork: Construction planned this week
October 13, 2013
City construction projects are now mapped at
KU research team helped find the Higgs boson
October 13, 2013
A KU team of particle physicists have helped develop sensors at the Large Hadron Collider that helped confirm the existence of the Higgs boson. The team recently won a $1.78 million grant to continue their work. By Ben Unglesbee
Lawrence school board to discuss boundaries committee, real estate
October 13, 2013
The Lawrence school board will decide on establishing a boundary advisory committee when it meets at 7 p.m. Monday. A proposal to buy real estate near Free State High School is also up for discussion. By Peter Hancock
Editorial: Basic need
It may be time to trim the number of food stamp recipients in Kansas, but the state shouldn’t go too far in restricting a program that provides an important safety net for low-income Kansans.
October 13, 2013
Food stamps likely are one of the nation’s most accepted forms of public assistance for low-income people because they address a basic need of all humans: food.
Opinion: U.S. shutdown spurs global concerns
October 13, 2013
Foreign political leaders and commentators are watching with amazement as a small band of Republican radicals seems determined to lead their country, and the global economy, over the cliff.
Two separate classes of voters possible under Secretary of State Kobach’s proposal
October 13, 2013
Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew said it is possible to conduct elections — as Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has proposed — where some voters would be allowed to vote in all races, while others would be limited to only federal contests. By Scott Rothschild
Area high school debate teams scoring early wins
October 13, 2013
Four weeks into the 2013 debate season, Lawrence High, Free State and Bishop Seabury Academy have overcome some preseason hurdles and scored major tournament victories. This year’s topic focuses on U.S. economic engagement in Latin America. By Peter Hancock
100 years ago: Two tourists killed in auto-train collision
October 13, 2013
“The body of the car is crumpled and disfigured…. The axles are broken and twisted, not a wheel remains whole or a brake or bit of machinery intact.”
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: A finely tuned workshop
October 13, 2013
Sure, the workshops at the Reuter Organ factory in northern Lawrence include a lot of the normal hand tools that may be in your tool box. But perhaps the most valuable tools hang from the sides of the heads of the workers in these shops: finely tuned ears. By Chad Lawhorn
Horoscopes for Oct. 13
October 13, 2013
For Sunday, Oct.13 This year you find that a loved one can be unusually moody and somewhat strange. How you view a changing situation will be different from how others see it. If you are single, you’ll want to date more. If you are attached, your relationship will move into a more romantic phase.