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Chiefs hold on, remain perfect
October 27, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs know that they’re going to get the opposing team’s best shot every time they step on the field. That comes with being the NFL’s lone unbeaten team.
Suspects lead Jefferson County sheriffs on car chase, crash into tree
October 27, 2013
A Topeka man and women went to the hospital Sunday morning after crashing their vehicle into a tree following a brief car chase with Jefferson County sheriffs officers near Perry.
Ex-KU golfer Woodland falls short in CIMB playoff
07:40 p.m., October 27, 2013 Updated 09:35 p.m.
Ryan Moore birdied the first hole of a playoff with former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland on Monday to win the CIMB Classic after an overnight wait caused by thunderstorms.
KU museums collaborate to scare kids with facts
October 27, 2013
Dozens of families attended “Spiders, Spirits and Skeletons” at the Spencer Museum of Art and the Natural History Museum on the Kansas University campus Sunday afternoon. The two museums collaborated for the first time to offer Halloween-inspired activities for families. By Nikki Wentling
Jim Brothers sculpture stolen from Signs of Life gallery
October 27, 2013
A bronze bust sculpted by artist Jim Brothers was taken from the upstairs gallery at Signs of Life this week. Clay Belcher, owner of the gallery, coffee shop and bookstore at 722 Massachusetts St., is offering a reward of $500 to anyone who could help recover the piece. By Nikki Wentling
Kansas University part of nationwide town hall meeting to discuss U.S.-China relations
October 27, 2013
The Kansas University Center for East Asian Studies is holding a live webcast of a nationwide town hall meeting addressing the relationship between the U.S. and China.
Power restored in Douglas County after early-morning outages
October 27, 2013
Power was restored as of 6 a.m. to the 1,022 Douglas County residences that lost electricity early Sunday morning.
Opinion: Government competence is underrated
October 27, 2013
Let us now praise competence. The praise is overdue. Competence is like the dull, but reliable husband a woman spurns for some sexy stranger with a flashy car. Then she finds out her new fellow has the manners of a pig, the depth of a wading pool and absolutely no interest in helping her study for her real estate license. Suddenly, dull and reliable don’t seem nearly so bad.
KU men’s golf fourth at UTEP
October 27, 2013
The Kansas University men’s golf team finished fourth out of 16 teams on Saturday at the UTEP Price’s Give ’Em Five Invitational.
Baker football edges MVC in OT
October 27, 2013
Baker University kicker Clarence Clark hit a 52-yard field goal in overtime to lift the Wildcats over the Missouri Valley Vikings, 13-10, on Saturday.
Haskell football wins first game
October 27, 2013
Maverick Lang threw for 319 yards and five touchdowns as Haskell Indian Nations University’s football team earned its first victory of the season, 39-36, Saturday at Trinity Bible College.
LHS volleyball loses at sub-state
October 27, 2013
The Lawrence High volleyball team lost, 25-17, 25-16, to Olathe South on Saturday in the Class 6A sub-state at Olathe East.
Seabury’s volleyball season ends at sub-state
October 27, 2013
Bishop Seabury Academy’s volleyball season ended with a loss to Leavenworth Immaculata on Saturday at Class 2A sub-state.
FSHS volleyball falls at sub-state
October 27, 2013
Derby ended Free State High’s volleyball season with a 25-22, 24-26, 25-23 victory over the Firebirds on Saturday in a sub-state opener.
Seabury girls XC qualifies for state
October 27, 2013
Bishop Seabury senior Kate Albrecht finished fourth on Saturday at a Class 2A regional, and the Seahawks’ girls cross country team placed third to qualify for state.
Lions’ Pederson qualifies for state XC
October 27, 2013
Lawrence High sophomore Nathan Pederson placed 18th at a 6A regional cross country meet Saturday and qualified for state.
FSHS girls 1st at XC regional
October 27, 2013
Three Free State High runners placed in the top four to lead the Firebirds’ girls cross country team to a Class 6A regional championship on Saturday at Milford State Park.
KU newcomer Tarik Black a big animated guy
October 27, 2013
Tarik Black, who turns 22 on Nov. 22, is still a child at heart. By Gary Bedore
FSHS gymnasts beaming over title
Led by junior Bartle, Firebirds win second state crown in three seasons
October 27, 2013
Every pair of eyes in the Olathe North High gymnasium focused on Free State’s gymnasts Saturday evening, and the Firebirds, though worried, gave them a show. By Benton Smith
Roadwork: Construction planned this week
October 27, 2013
City construction projects are now mapped at lawks.us/construction-map.
Local eco devo leaders waiting to see impacts from $250 million intermodal facility in Edgerton
October 27, 2013
Seven miles east of Baldwin City, in Edgerton, the focus these days is on trains and trucks, as the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad begins operating its $250 million intermodal freight facility. But in Baldwin City, local leaders are betting houses are what the facility will produce for the southern Douglas County community of about 4,500. By Chad Lawhorn
KU Symphony Orchestra will perform Halloween-inspired concert
October 27, 2013
A costume contest and “instrument petting zoo” will precede a Halloween-inspired concert by the Kansas University Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday.
Opinion: Santorum may focus on social issues
October 27, 2013
Perhaps Rick Santorum is demonstrating persistence beyond the call of plausibility, but he says compelling political logic and high duty converge. Although he has not made a decision about 2016, he candidly says he is doing “everything consistent with running” — traveling to speak to sympathetic groups and donors. His hand is on his sword’s hilt.
40 years ago: Plans near completion for new Haskell buildings
October 27, 2013
The two buildings were expected to be ready for occupancy by the winter of 1975.
Affordable housing options available for seniors who plan ahead
October 27, 2013
With members of the baby boomer generation at or near retirement age, demand for affordable senior housing is only going up. Lawrence has several options for older residents looking for a place to live that isn’t cost-prohibitive. By Giles Bruce
Osher Institute class brings back joy of music for retirees
October 27, 2013
When Hilda Enoch retired, she didn’t quite know what to do with herself. Instead of lounging away her days, she wanted to use her newfound free time to grow and explore new opportunities. It was her career that had ended, not her life. Enoch started enrolling in classes at Kansas University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which offers a wide variety of courses to community members of all ages who crave knowledge but don’t need a degree. By Caitlin Doornbos
Editorial: Tribal plans
The Delaware tribe’s plans to return to their ancestral home would be a significant development for Lawrence.
October 27, 2013
Typically, any developer who wants to do a project in Lawrence or Douglas County has to follow a prescribed process that involves answering a lot of questions about the nature of the development and the impact it will have on the community.
25 years ago: Some state employees to be subject to drug testing
October 27, 2013
On KU’s Lawrence campus, all the employees affected were in the KU Police Department.
Older Kansans on Medicaid make do on relatively low monthly allowance
October 27, 2013
Older Kansas who use the state’s Medicaid program to continue living at home get by on a relatively small monthly allowance. By Giles Bruce
Sporting KC edges Philadelphia, 2-1
October 27, 2013
Lawrence Olum scored in stoppage time to give Sporting Kansas City a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.
Judges now accepting submissions for Langston Hughes creative writing awards
October 27, 2013
The Lawrence Arts Center and The Raven Bookstore are co-sponsoring the Langston Hughes creative writing awards, and the judges have started accepting submissions.
How does the Affordable Care Act affect seniors, retirees?
October 27, 2013
Everyone seems to want to know these days: How will the Affordable Care Act affect me? Retirees and seniors are no exception. By Giles Bruce
100 years ago: Winter makes surprise early appearance in Lawrence
October 27, 2013
“There was a miniature blizzard yesterday morning.”
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: When a national championship is just the beginning
October 27, 2013
Hard to believe, but it has been 25 years since that magical KU season of 1988. One thing hasn’t changed. Chris Piper still can legitimately chant “We’re No. 1,” although it will sound a bit different these days. By Chad Lawhorn
Physical therapist offers tips to prevent falls
October 27, 2013
One in three adults 65 and older fall each year in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many factors figure into taking a tumble. To keep your footing, physical therapist Cindy Johnson of TherapyWorks has a few tips. By Caitlin Doornbos
Liberty Hall ready to retire a silver-screen legend
October 27, 2013
The days of 35-millimeter film are numbered, and unlike many small theaters across the country, Liberty Hall will live on and become part of the digital age, tossing the old film projectors and their reels aside. If all goes according to plan, that new era begins Nov. 1.
Cottonwood provides activities for disabled older adults
New art show features work by participants
October 27, 2013
Every weekday, participants in Cottonwood’s Retirement Enrichment Services program can be found engaging in leisure or learning activities of their choosing. The day program is for intellectually disabled adults like Aaron, who are over the age of 62 and retired or working part-time. By Sara Shepherd
Many options for older residents to stay active in Lawrence
October 27, 2013
Many seniors grapple with how to stay active and engaged in the community. The Lawrence area has a variety of programs and activities for retirees, from fitness classes to trips overseas. By Giles Bruce
New book explores pre-Civil War Lawrence in letters
October 27, 2013
In the more than 20 years I’ve been writing about the role Lawrence played in the Civil War, I’ve come across an intriguing phrase: Lawrence is where beliefs turned to blood.