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Free State QB expected to play
October 29, 2013
Free State High football senior quarterback and free safety Joe Dineen has practiced and is expected to start on Friday against Lawrence.
Free State’s Harmon-Thomas up for award
October 29, 2013
Free State High’s Alexa Harmon-Thomas was named Monday as one of 20 state finalists for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award, which honors high school seniors for achievements in academics, athletics and leadership.
KGA honors KU golfer
October 29, 2013
Kansas University’s Chase Hanna was one of four golfers named a Kansas Golf Association Player of the Year.
FSHS soccer falls in regionals
October 29, 2013
Free State High’s boys soccer season ended Tuesday with 3-2 overtime loss to Garden City in the first round of regionals.
KU’s Tony Pierson still not well
October 29, 2013
Just three days after returning to the huddle following a two-week absence, Kansas University receiver Tony Pierson was nowhere to be found on KU’s latest depth chart, released Tuesday by coach Charlie Weis. By Matt Tait
Sophomores making key contributions to LHS football
October 29, 2013
Months before Lawrence High’s football season began, coach Dirk Wedd saw something special in the incoming sophomore class. By Benton Smith
Young KU women to open with Gorillas
October 29, 2013
A Kansas University basketball coach is ready to see how a young Jayhawks team reacts to a game situation against Div. II Pittsburg State. Sound familiar? By Jesse Newell
Andrew Wiggins’ acrobatic dunk highlights KU’s exhibition win over Pitt State
October 29, 2013
The first slam dunk of Andrew Wiggins’ Kansas University basketball career — the flushing of a deep lob from Jamari Traylor, who was stationed well beyond the three-point stripe — had 16,300 Jayhawk fans thankful on Tuesday night that the much-anticipated 2013-14 basketball season is finally under way. By Gary Bedore
Opinion: Bill Self’s best choice? No redshirts
October 29, 2013
Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan says the wisest choice for Kansas coach Bill Self regarding redshirts is to have none of his players sit out.
Pitt State coach sees glimpses of Andrew Wiggins’ ability
October 29, 2013
Like seemingly everyone on the planet, Pittsburg State men’s basketball coach Kevin Muff entered Tuesday’s exhibition game at Allen Fieldhouse fully aware of the talent and potential possessed by Kansas University freshman Andrew Wiggins. By Matt Tait
Notebook: Naadir Tharpe to miss KU’s season-opener; Self says redshirts still possible
10:07 p.m., October 29, 2013 Updated 11:33 p.m.
Kansas University junior point guard Naadir Tharpe will miss the season-opener on Nov. 8 against Louisiana Monroe after he illegally played in a summer-league game in Chicago, KU coach Bill Self announced after KU’s 97-57 exhibition victory over Pitt State on Tuesday in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Kansas Bioscience Authority sees 45 percent revenue drop
October 29, 2013
The Kansas Bioscience Authority’s revenues have dropped from $14.5 million in 2012 to $8 million this year. Most of that has come from cuts in state funding. By Ben Unglesbee
Legislative budget tour wraps up at KU
October 29, 2013
Key budget legislators will wrap up their informational campus visits Wednesday with a trip to the Kansas University Medical Center and Lawrence campus.
Fundraiser for Dain Dillingham to accompany ‘Pass the Light’ screening
October 29, 2013
The filmmakers behind the independent movie “Pass the Light,” will hold a fundraiser for Lawrence native Dain Dillingham, who suffered a C5 vertebra fracture in August, at their Sunday screening at Liberty Hall.
Lawrence school employee fired for carrying gun; case sent to DA
October 29, 2013
A non-teaching staff member at Sunset Hills school has been fired for bringing a gun to the building. District Attorney Charles Branson has not said whether charges will be filed. By Peter Hancock
Baldwin City seeks IRB for broadband company
October 29, 2013
Douglas County commissioners will be asked Wednesday to give their blessing to a proposed $5 million Industrial Revenue Bond issue by Baldwin City. The bonds would finance construction of a fiber cable network to provide broadband Internet connections. By Peter Hancock
Compton hopes to develop multistory apartment, retail building at 11th and Massachusetts
October 29, 2013
A seven-story apartment building is being planned for a prominent corner of Massachusetts Street, and it may end up including a national drug store chain to serve the growing number of residents in downtown. By Chad Lawhorn
Attorney General Schmidt sets up website to warn Kansans of scams
October 29, 2013
Attorney General Derek Schmidt today launched a website designed to help Kansans avoid scams. By Scott Rothschild
Latest Drug Take-Back day nets 450 pounds of unwanted medications
October 29, 2013
More than 160 Lawrence and Douglas County residents disposed of more than 450 pounds of unused prescription drugs during this weekend’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Lawrence police and Douglas County Sheriff’s Department officials said.
Democrat leaving race for Kansas secretary of state
October 29, 2013
A Kansas City-area businessman said Monday that he’s dropping out of the Kansas secretary of state’s race for family reasons and will endorse a former legislator who switched parties to run for the Democratic nomination.
Haskell optimistic as opener looms
October 29, 2013
Haskell Indian Nations University men’s basketball team was picked seventh in the eight-team Midlands Collegiate Athletic Confernce, but the coach said he honestly believes this squad could be knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door. By Tom Keegan
KU women’s golf wins Palmetto
October 29, 2013
Kansas University freshman Pornvipa Sakdee tied for fourth, and the KU women’s golf team claimed its second title of the fall season on Monday at the Palmetto Intercollegiate.
Brannen Greene knows Gorillas
12:03 a.m., October 29, 2013 Updated 08:28 a.m.
Brannen Greene tonight makes his Kansas University basketball debut against a familiar foe — his dad’s alma mater, Pittsburg State. By Gary Bedore
Last year’s football film fodder for KU, Texas
October 29, 2013
As 2-5 Kansas University prepares for a trip to Austin, Texas, this weekend to take on the 5-2 Longhorns, the two opposing head coaches are turning to the same thing for motivation — last year’s game film. By Matt Tait
Chiefs remain perfectly humble
October 29, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs cherish every victory. After all, they only had two of them all last season.
Veritas volleyball 3rd at state
October 29, 2013
Veritas Christian School’s volleyball team placed third at the state tournament last weekend. Veritas defeated Flint Hills, Derby, Tyro, Topeka Heritage, Cair Paravel and Manhattan CHIEF and lost to Sunrise and WAHAA.
25 years ago: Native American groups fight against tourist attraction site near Salina
October 29, 2013
Owners of the privately-owned burial pit had been charging admission since 1937.
40 years ago: NPR guest attends rededication ceremonies at KANU
October 29, 2013
The ceremony had marked the completion of a two-year, $110,000 remodeling project of the station’s studios and equipment.
Wiggins era begins
October 29, 2013
The cover of Sports Illustrated. Shirtless, hanging from a rim in GQ magazine. Jamming nasty dunks — 360, between the legs, behind the back, you name it — all over YouTube. Cited on mock NBA drafts as the likely No. 1 pick. Is there anywhere Andrew Wiggins hasn’t been spotted yet? Oh, yeah, playing in an actual college basketball game. That changes tonight. By Sara Shepherd
Former Lawrence High athlete killed on I-35 remembered as diligent, modest
October 29, 2013
At 5-foot-4, Travis Sanders was never the biggest player on the baseball field. But people who knew him said the former Lawrence High School athlete, who died in a weekend traffic accident, was anything but slight in the way he played and as a person. By Sara Shepherd
Letter: Twitter irony
October 29, 2013
The irony of the Oct. 25 headlines, during Free Speech Week of all times, is just too much.
Letter: Bullying tactics
October 29, 2013
I am appalled by the bullying tactics of some of our legislators, who threaten to cut the Kansas University budget if Prof. Guth is not fired.
Letter: Take a breath
October 29, 2013
David Guth extended what appeared to me to be a sincere apology for his tweet following the shooting at the Navy Yard. All of us have said things in a moment of emotion that we would later come to regret. It takes courage to stand on your principles but it also takes courage to apologize and ask forgiveness.
Ways to keep your kids safe this Halloween
October 29, 2013
Halloween is a time for fun, but with lots of children out and about, it’s also a time to think about safety. Thankfully, local law enforcement agencies and businesses have recommendations to keep children safe and healthy this Thursday. By Giles Bruce
Opinion: ‘Flipped classroom’ concept spreads
October 29, 2013
An educational revolution that is well underway in the United States may soon start making inroads in Latin America. It’s focused on “flipped classrooms,” in which students learn at home and do their homework in school with the help of their teachers.
Editorial: Not so secret
The release of classified information about U.S. spying activities is proving increasingly embarrassing for Uncle Sam.
October 29, 2013
According to individuals relatively close to the ever-growing exposé concerning massive spying activities by America’s National Security Agency against more than 35 countries and many of their leaders, the worse is yet to become public.
Dole Institute will hold annual tribute, USO-style gala Nov. 10
October 29, 2013
The Dole Institute of Politics will hold a recognition of veterans from the Kansas University ROTC program on Nov. 10.
100 years ago: Col. Rankin, victim of ice-house attack, succumbs to injuries
October 29, 2013
“Rankin lived a long and active life in Lawrence. He came here when the city was only a collection of a few log cabins.”