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Game Balls and Gassers: Baylor
October 26, 2013
Candidates for Game Balls and Gassers following Kansas’ 59-14 loss to Baylor …
Notebook: Freshman QB Montell Cozart gets extended time; Tony Pierson leaves with dizziness
October 26, 2013
True freshman quarterback Montell Cozart figures to remember Saturday’s 59-14 loss to sixth-ranked Baylor for something much different than the final score. By Matt Tait
Opinion: Success hasn’t changed Baylor coach Art Briles
October 26, 2013
What you get is what you see with Baylor coach Art Briles, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes, and what you see is a brilliant football coach who shows great respect to his players and gets the same in return.
KU football lacks fire in 59-14 loss to Baylor
October 26, 2013
On Saturday night, the Jayhawks strolled onto the field without so much as a hint of the juice that they had shown in previous weeks at home, and it showed in a blowout loss to Baylor. By Matt Tait
Bears ‘amped up’ for KU
October 26, 2013
Baylor’s second road game of what has been a magical 2013 season was much better than the first. By Gary Bedore
Annual art walk puts visitors inside local artists’ work spaces
October 26, 2013
In all, 21 artists and studios are featured on this year’s walk, which continues Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Most sites offer art for sale, with prices anywhere from $2 to $2 million. By Stephen Montemayor
Stepping Out Against Breast Cancer event mixes fun with a worthy cause
09:57 p.m., October 26, 2013 Updated 06:44 p.m.
It was a festive mix of pink, orange and black at the 21st annual Stepping Out Against Breast Cancer Dance Saturday night, as costumed cancer survivors and supporters enjoyed a night of Halloween fun at the fundraiser for breast cancer education and detection.
Lawrence man under arrest after crashes near Sixth and Michigan early Saturday
October 26, 2013
A 37-year-old Lawrence man in under arrest on suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence and reckless driving after what police describe as a series of crashes that ended in a collision with a Dunkin Donuts Dumpster early Saturday.
Despite planned construction, wetlands advocates stay strong
October 26, 2013
As the chilly October air blew colorful leaves into the swampy waters of the Wakarusa Wetlands, a handful of environmental activists huddled Saturday afternoon at the Baker Wetlands entrance on 31st Street for “Occupy the Wakarusa Wetlands.”
LHS, FSHS soccer to hit road for regionals
Firebirds travel to Garden City Tuesday
October 26, 2013
The Class 6A boys soccer brackets released by KSHSAA on Saturday sent both of the city’s teams on the road for the first round.
Early morning town home fire causes $25,000 in damage, still under investigation
October 26, 2013
Residents of a town home in the 200 block of Pinecone Drive were safely evacuated after a two-alarm fire caused $25,000 in damage and killed one of two pets.
Area football roundup: Ottawa shuts down Eudora; Tongie rallies
October 26, 2013
Alex Lynch scored on runs of 18, 8 and 3 yards to lead Ottawa High football past Eudora.
Veritas falls to St. Mary’s
October 26, 2013
Veritas Christian’s football team played even with St. Mary’s Academy in the second half but fell, 54-26, on Friday night.
Firebirds hold off Leavenworth, 25-23
October 26, 2013
Without team leader Joe Dineen playing in the second half, Free State High’s football team needed a standout performance from its stingy defense. The Firebirds received that and more, shutting down each second-half Leavenworth drive to hold on to a 25-23 victory on Friday night at Free State. By Jesse Newell
Lions’ ground attack unstoppable in 81-42 rout
October 26, 2013
Lovers of defense and low-scoring football would not have enjoyed it, but Lawrence High and K.C. Wyandotte put on the kind of offensive spectacle Friday night that one would only expect to transpire on Xbox or PlayStation. By Benton Smith
Opinion: Mangino staffers keep on winning
October 26, 2013
One criticism leveled against Mark Mangino during his 50-48 reign as coach of a Kansas University football program trying to avoid a second consecutive bad century was that he was so hard to work for that it led to a high rate of turnover among assistants. Mangino did have more staff defections than some, but he knew how to recruit quality replacements. Column by Tom Keegan
KU basketball notebook: Larry Brown’s second SMU team sixth in preseason conference coaches poll
October 26, 2013
The coaches in the 10-team American Athletic Conference aren’t forecasting an NCAA Tournament appearance for Larry Brown’s second SMU men’s basketball team. By Gary Bedore
Haskell runner wins 5K race
October 26, 2013
Talisa Budder won the women’s 5K race to help Haskell Indian Nations University women’s cross county team place second at the Bo Boucek Invitational on Friday at Pomona Lake.
Kansas soccer falls to Tech, 1-0
October 26, 2013
Janine Beckie’s goal just under 15 minutes in lifted Texas Tech to a 1-0 Big 12 soccer victory over Kansas University on Friday at John Walker Stadium.
Chiefs receiver Bowe questionable for Sunday
October 26, 2013
Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns after straining his groin in practice this week.
Letter: Cutting carbon
October 26, 2013
The U.N.’s fifth major Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change came out in late September. Top scientists from 200 nations reported four takeaways: The past three decades are the hottest since the start of the Industrial Revolution in 1850; in the past two decades the ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctic have steadily lost mass while glaciers are rapidly shrinking across the world; and the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has increased to levels unprecedented in the last 800,000 years and sea levels are likely to rise three feet by the end of the century.
Letter: Guth apologizes
October 26, 2013
My Sept. 16 tweet following the Navy Yard shooting has caused a great deal of pain for many people, and for that I apologize.
40 years ago: KBI called in on another Ottawa-area slaying
October 26, 2013
Authorities were still considering the possibility that a hitchhiker might have been responsible for the various deaths.
Opinion: Honesty is key to U.S.-Pakistan progress
October 26, 2013
When Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif came to Washington this week, I couldn’t help thinking of the adage: “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”
Faith Forum: Can religion cure addiction?
October 26, 2013
The Rev. David Rivers and the Rev. Darrell Brazell answer.
Saturday Column: College basketball far different from Naismith’s game
October 26, 2013
Next Tuesday, a group of young men in their late teens and early 20s will launch the 116th season of Kansas University basketball.
Lawrence angler an advocate for state’s fisheries, healthy lifestyle
October 26, 2013
By his count, Lawrence resident Ned Kehde can spend up to 20 days on a lake in a given year. As in more than 20 full days, in the course of more than 120 trips, 500 hours and more bass than hours. By Stephen Montemayor
2013 Phoenix Awards: Classical guitarist finds life certainty in music
October 26, 2013
Classical guitarist and winner of the Musical Arts Phoenix Award John Jervis reminisces on his remarkable journey to musical success.
25 years ago: New traffic patterns approved for area around planned riverfront mall
October 26, 2013
An engineering study by the project’s developers had come out in support of the two-way traffic.
100 years ago: Postal machine, first tested in Lawrence, getting attention in nation’s capital
October 26, 2013
“The facilities for an exchange between a train and a station are very much out of date, the system now in use having been introduced as far back as 1869.”