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Dockery sparks KU volleyball
September 20, 2013
Tiana Dockery had a team co-leading 14 kills in a pair of 3-0 victories over Georgia and North Dakota State on Friday in a festive Horejsi Center. By Gary Bedore
Tale of the tape: KU vs. Louisiana Tech
September 20, 2013
A unit-by-unit look at Kansas and Louisiana Tech.
Full-speed ahead: Kansas LB Ben Heeney gung-ho from the get-go
September 20, 2013
To say that Ben Heeney has blown up during the past 13 months would be an understatement. But to say his overdrive attitude and blue-collar success came out of nowhere would be flat-out wrong. By Matt Tait
Topeka man sentenced to nearly five years for pair of July robberies in Lawrence
September 20, 2013
A 30-year-old Topeka man has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for a pair of July robberies in which he used a crowbar to threaten employees at a pharmacy and pizza restaurant in Lawrence.
Power restored after Thursday thunderstorm in Douglas County
September 20, 2013
Thursday evening’s thunderstorm knocked down branches and interrupted power throughout Douglas County, but the electrical outages were fully restored by 9 a.m. Friday.
Friends of Lawrence Public Library organization starts raising funds in wake of bedbug incident
September 20, 2013
The Friends of the Lawrence Public Library organization has set up a donation website to help make up the loss from its fall book sale, which was canceled last week because of a bedbug infestation. By Giles Bruce
Free dental day offers relief to low-income residents
September 20, 2013
Yolanda Thompson was devastated to find out, at a recent dental appointment, that she needed six fillings. Even more so because she doesn’t have dental insurance. That was before the Douglas County Dental Clinic called her Friday morning to tell her about its sixth-annual free dental day. By Giles Bruce
Guth’s tweet puts him in middle of political firestorm
September 20, 2013
On Twitter, Guth, originally from Maryland, described himself as “An Eastern Shoreman turned professor and historian. A devoted husband, father and dog owner. Most important: an independent thinker.” By Scott Rothschild
LHS football rally comes up short at SMW
September 20, 2013
Lawrence High football nearly toppled No. 1-ranked, defending Class 6A state champion Shawnee Mission West Friday afternoon at Shawnee Mission South District Stadium.
KU football notebook: Jayhawks new, old look to bounce back vs. LA Tech
September 20, 2013
After a slight rearranging of the depth chart this week, the KU football team will feature a few new faces in new places during Saturday’s 11 a.m. kickoff against Louisiana Tech at Memorial Stadium. That makes the game even bigger than it already was for the Jayhawks, who are coming off a tough road loss to Rice.
Downtown hotel project may temporarily close portion of New Hampshire Street
September 20, 2013
Excavation work for the multistory Marriott hotel and retail building at the southeast corner of Ninth and New Hampshire has been shut down for about three weeks. Now project leaders are saying they’ll temporarily need to close a portion of New Hampshire Street to get the project restarted. By Chad Lawhorn
Kansas’ U.S. House delegation supports bill providing government funding but defunding health law
September 20, 2013
Kansas’ all-Republican U.S. House delegation today supported the GOP plan that would provide stopgap funding to keep the government running but only if President Barack Obama’s health care plan is defunded.
KU announces Docking Young Faculty Scholar Award recipients
September 20, 2013
Kansas University announced its 10 Docking Young Faculty Scholar Award winners Friday.
KU journalism professor Guth placed on leave as school reviews comment he made on Twitter on shootings
10:55 a.m., September 20, 2013 Updated 06:30 p.m.
Kansas University today placed journalism professor David Guth on administrative leave over comments he wrote on Twitter regarding the shooting this week at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. The move by KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little came after a politically powerful legislator called on KU to fire Guth. The Kansas State Rifle Association and the Kansas Board of Regents also criticized Guth’s comments. By Scott Rothschild
Spots still open at today’s Free Dental Day
September 20, 2013
Spots are still open at the Douglas County Dental Clinic’s Free Dental Day today, thanks to a smaller-than-anticipated crowd. By Giles Bruce
Boot Camp is over; Bill Self impressed with Jayhawks
September 20, 2013
Kansas University’s one-week version of basketball Boot Camp ended about 7 this morning in the Jayhawks’ practice facility.
Senate Majority Leader Bruce calls on KU to fire journalism professor over Twitter comment on Navy Yard shooting
September 20, 2013
A politically powerful legislator has called on Kansas University to fire journalism professor David Guth over comments he tweeted regarding the shooting this week at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. By Scott Rothschild
LHS selects softball coach
September 20, 2013
When Lawrence High’s softball team takes the field next spring, it will do so with a new head coach. By Benton Smith
Free State soccer falls, 1-0
September 20, 2013
Free State High dropped a weather-shortened soccer game, 1-0, to Shawnee Mission East on Thursday at FSHS.
Bermel paces Free State golf
September 20, 2013
Free State’s Emily Bermel placed fourth and Lawrence High’s Abigail Schmidtberger tied for eighth at the weather-altered Shawnee Mission South golf tournament on Thursday at Deer Creek Golf Club.
FSHS tennis beats Mill Valley
September 20, 2013
Free State High doubled-up Mill Valley, 6-3, in a tennis dual Thursday, but FSHS coach Oather Strawderman wasn’t particularly impressed.
KU, UK basketball vying for prep Oubre
September 20, 2013
It appears to be a Kansas University-Kentucky recruiting battle for Kelly Oubre, a 6-foot-7, 200-pound senior shooting guard from Findlay Prep High in Henderson, Nev. By Gary Bedore
Jayhawk duo reunite in defensive backfield
September 20, 2013
During the 2011 season, one of the best battles on the Kansas University football practice field featured a couple of freshmen in the passing game. By Matt Tait
Fundraiser set at tonight’s FSHS football game
September 20, 2013
Former Free State High football and basketball standout Dain Dillingham won’t be at his alma mater’s home football game tonight against Olathe East, but he will be on the minds and in the hearts of those in attendance. By Tom Keegan
Firebirds expect test from O-East
September 20, 2013
The last time Free State High’s football team faced Olathe East, in the second round of the 2012 Class 6A playoffs, a lot was riding on the outcome. By Benton Smith
Three-and-oh! Reid has happy Philly homecoming as Chiefs win, 26-16
September 20, 2013
The look was strange: Andy Reid in all red on the visitors’ sideline. The result was similar to what he gave Philadelphia in his 14 years in charge of the Eagles.
Lions hold off FSHS in volleyball
September 20, 2013
Caitlin Broadwell ignited an LHS rally on Thursday night, notching a pair of aces to start a Lions comeback in an 18-25, 28-26, 25-16 victory over Free State at LHS. By Jesse Newell
25 years ago: Haskell students appreciate school’s diversity
September 20, 2013
“We have students from New York City and from towns with as few as 25 to 30 people.”
Editorial: End in sight
With the start of construction perhaps just weeks away, Lawrence residents can set their sights on a new ending point for the South Lawrence Trafficway: at Kansas Highway 10.
September 20, 2013 in print edition on A10
The opening of favorable bids for the completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway signals a concrete step toward the actual completion of this long-delayed bypass around Lawrence.
40 years ago: Barriers looming for new law enforcement building
September 20, 2013
Douglas County officials said today that they were still determined to try for federal funding.
100 years ago: Scientifically-managed orchard produces apples even during drought
September 20, 2013
“‘There is no secret about the process…. It is simply a matter of taking care of the trees, the same as we do of other crops.’”
Opinion: Polls, but not rhetoric, favor Obama
September 20, 2013 in print edition on A10
How did it happen that less than a year after Barack Obama convincingly won re-election, his every move as president now draws hoots and catcalls from nearly every point on the political spectrum?
Opinion: Emotion feeds climate argument
September 20, 2013 in print edition on A10
There is a tradition in politics that is similar to one in the legal profession: When evidence supports your position, make your argument based on the evidence, but when it argues against your position, ignore the evidence and appeal to emotion.
Horoscopes for Sept. 20
September 20, 2013
For Friday, Sept. 20 This year you will pull white rabbits out of a black hat — you are that lucky! You can transform any situation you choose to. If you are single, you could attract a close-to-perfect suitor. If you are attached, the two of you benefit enormously from spending one-on-one time together.