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Haskell football falls in opener
September 1, 2013
Malcolm Coleman had 40 carries for 215 yards and three touchdowns — two rushing, one receiving — but Haskell Indian Nations University dropped its football season opener, 41-24, to Bethel on Saturday.
Paul Pierce making noise in New York
September 1, 2013
Former Kansas University basketball standout Paul Pierce has been stealing headlines in the Big Apple this summer.
Chiefs brain trust puts stamp on roster
Kansas’ McDougald cut; Opurum signs with practice squad
September 1, 2013
Chiefs general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid are assembling what they believe is the right 53, and they made a slew of transactions on Sunday in pursuit of it.
Shields stellar as Royals roll over Jays
September 1, 2013
The Kansas City Royals won’t have much hope in the wild-card race without a strong September from veteran pitcher James Shields. One game into the regular season’s final month, he’s off to an excellent start.
Under the radar: Five Jayhawks who could surprise
September 1, 2013
Here are a few Jayhawks flying under the radar who could play important roles before season’s end. By Matt Tait
Kansas soccer pounds Purdue
September 1, 2013
After a 4-1 victory over Purdue on Sunday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex, coach Mark Francis’ new strategy might be sticking around awhile. By Jesse Newell
Thousands attend motorcycle rally at Perry Lake
September 1, 2013
People lined up along the boundaries of a makeshift track about the length of a football field, where motorcyclists raced two at a time, the deafening roar of their bikes drowning out cheers from the crowd. Nearby, three onlookers cooled off in a kiddy pool set up in the back of a truck, and people several yards away took a Sunday afternoon nap in their tents. Paradise Point at Perry Lake was transformed into a biker’s utopia this Labor Day weekend for the 38th annual bike rally, which serves as a fundraiser for the Kansas chapter of American Bikers Aimed Toward Education (ABATE). By Nikki Wentling
Mental fitness at core of KU football’s workouts under Holsopple
September 1, 2013
Kansas University strength and conditioning coach Scott Holsopple’s office extends well beyond the weight room. His job is as much about mental fitness and team-building as bodybuilding. By Tom Keegan
Jayhawks’ top prospects climbing recruiting ranks
September 1, 2013
At least two high school blue-chip basketball prospects who have Kansas University on their list of prospective colleges figure to jump in Rivals.com’s updated rankings, to be released this week, analyst Eric Bossi reports. By Gary Bedore
KU volleyball defeats Arizona, Morgan St.
September 1, 2013
The Kansas University volleyball team defeated Arizona, 3-1, on Saturday night at the Arizona Invitational.
25 years ago: Construction begins on KU parking garage
September 1, 2013
The garage, which was to hold 775 cars, was expected to be completed within a year.
40 years ago: Stolen typewriters, parking-meter crime, and a delayed opening for Babcock Place
September 1, 2013
An accumulation of “little things” had surfaced during a recent two-day inspection.
Editorial: Safety first
September 1, 2013
A ranking of seat-belt usage is a good list for Douglas County to lead.
100 years ago: Escapes common at city jail
September 1, 2013
“The old stone jail is now a complete joke.”
World air guitar champ returns home with rock star status
September 1, 2013
Lawrence’s Eric Melin, aka “Mean Melin,” recounts winning the Air Guitar World Championships and how his return home was “pretty much the best moment ever.”
Turrell’s ‘Gard Blue’ to fill Spencer Museum’s Central Court with light
September 1, 2013
As crowds flock to James Turrell’s simultaneous retrospectives at major museums in New York, Los Angeles and Houston, Lawrence residents will have a closer-to-home option for viewing work by the artist Forbes magazine called “the art world’s brightest luminary this year.”
Behind the Lens: Know your rights as a photographer
September 1, 2013
I’ve been asked recently about photographing people in public places. Should photographers ask permission before taking the photograph?
Three new members of Kansas Board of Regents bring wide array of experiences
September 1, 2013
Three new members of the Kansas Board of Regents, who are expected to be confirmed this week by the state Senate, bring varied backgrounds to a board that is fighting for funding and facing criticism from legislative leaders. By Scott Rothschild
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: The Days of Drag Strip Road
September 1, 2013
A generation or so ago, a gravel road just on the outskirts of the western edge of Lawrence was known almost universally throughout the county as Drag Strip Road. The name made sense, because you had to take the road to get to the near-weekly races on a nearby quarter-mile strip. Today, Drag Strip Road is known as Wakarusa Drive. By Chad Lawhorn
Record-holding long-distance hiker to visit Lawrence, share stories from new book
September 1, 2013
The woman who hiked the 2,181-mile Appalachian Trail in a record 46 and a half days will visit Lawrence’s Sunflower Outdoor and Bike Shop this month.
Late goal lifts Sporting KC
September 1, 2013
Graham Zusi scored in the 88th minute to lift Sporting Kansas City to a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night and into a three-way tie for first place in the Eastern Conference.
Chiefs waive injured Moeaki, KU’s Opurum; McDougald sticks
September 1, 2013
Tony Moeaki’s career in Kansas City has apparently come to an end. Meanwhile, the Chiefs cut Kansas University product Toben Opurum, but ex-Jayhawk Bradley McDougald survived the roster cut Saturday.
Bray makes impression in preseason finale
September 1, 2013
Tyler Bray knows that he’s probably not going to get a whole lot of snaps in a game the rest of the year. It comes with the territory of being the third-string quarterback.
Blue Jays rally vs. Royals in 8th
September 1, 2013
Brett Lawrie drove in the tiebreaking run with a bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Saturday.
Improv comedy troupe cultivates local actors’ creativity
September 1, 2013
Marty Honig had always thrived on stage, but she hated memorizing lines. So when she found local improvisational comedy troupe, Roving Imp, she was hooked. With improv, no longer does she worry about forgetting what to say; the comedic acting style made popular by the television show, “Whose Line is It Anyway,” is completely unscripted.
Stegall urged ‘forcible resistance’ to Schiavo court ruling that removed life support
September 1, 2013
In 2005, Caleb Stegall, who Gov. Sam Brownback has nominated to the Kansas Court of Appeals, encouraged “forcible resistance” to try to save the life of Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged Florida woman who had been at the center of a national debate over the right to die. By Scott Rothschild
Opinion: A different flavor of outrage
September 1, 2013
The killing of this Australian man, allegedly by a group of boys who were bored and could think of nothing better to do, suggests chilling amorality and a sociopathic estrangement from the sacredness of life.
Roadwork: Construction planned this week
September 1, 2013
City construction projects are now mapped at lawks.us/construction-map.
Opinion: Meaning of secrecy is changing
September 1, 2013
One interesting conclusion that emerges from The Washington Post’s revelation Thursday of the secret “black budget” for intelligence activities is that the United States doesn’t have many secrets anymore — not in the age of WikiLeaks and omnipresent whistle-blowers. It’s only because of the forbearance of Post editors that all 178 pages of this top-secret “Talent-Keyhole” document were not blasted to the world.
Horoscopes for Sept. 1
September 1, 2013
For Sunday, Sept. 1 This year you will feel pressure to express your creativity more often and to share some of your ideas. Your imagination will feed nearly every area of your life, which could add to the quality of your life as well as to the lives of those around you. If you are single, others can’t help but gravitate toward you. If you are attached, the two of you will start frolicking and flirting as if you’ve just met.