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Donors to get reserved seats at Late Night
September 26, 2013
There’s one sure-fire way to avoid standing in line for first-come, first-served seating at Kansas University’s Late Night in the Phog basketball extravaganza, set for a week from today in Allen Fieldhouse. It’s by donating a minimum of $10,000 to KU’s Williams Fund. By Gary Bedore
Basic instinct: Hubbell’s goal lifts Lions, 2-1
September 26, 2013
Piper Hubbell scored the decisive goal in Lawrence High’s 2-1 soccer victory over Shawnee Mission West. By Benton Smith
Opinion: Tennis league a real blast
September 26, 2013
I stopped by the Lawrence High tennis courts on a recent Sunday evening to check out the Lawrence Tennis Association’s World Team Tennis League. What I discovered were novices and lifelong players, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, old friends and new friends having a blast as the sun set on another weekend.
Chiefs, Giants on opposite ends of turnovers
September 26, 2013
The hungry Kansas City Chiefs defense must be salivating at the thought of Eli Manning and the turnover-prone New York Giants coming to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.
Ex-Jayhawk Peters cleared to play for Arizona
September 26, 2013
Former Kansas University forward Zach Peters will be able to play this season at the University of Arizona and have four years of eligibility left, the NCAA announced.
Near miss gives Lions confidence in football
September 26, 2013
It’s not as if Lawrence High’s football players are excited they lost in heartbreaking fashion against Class 6A’s top-ranked team last week, but the Lions’ most recent performance has them eager as ever to get back on the gridiron. By Benton Smith
Firebirds fired up for SMW football rematch
September 26, 2013
It would be difficult for Free State High senior Joe Dineen to forget what he calls an “embarrassing” football loss to Shawnee Mission West in last season’s Class 6A state semifinals. By Benton Smith
Granada celebrates anniversary with outdoor screening of “The Goonies”
September 26, 2013
The goons returned to Massachusetts Street Thursday night, as the Granada celebrated its dual anniversary — 20 years as a live concert venue and 80 years since its opening as a silent movie theater in 1933 — with a free outdoor screening of “The Goonies.” By Caitlin Doornbos
Lawrence students outscore national average on SAT
September 26, 2013
Fewer than half of U.S. high school seniors last year who took the SAT exam met the College Board’s benchmark for college readiness. Kansas scores were higher than the national average while locally, Free State High School outscored Lawrence High. By Peter Hancock
KU offensive line seeking more toughness during bye week
September 26, 2013
Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis is still trying to pinpoint the five best players to make up KU’s offensive line. After back-to-back games in which the Jayhawks were handled up front, Weis said toughness would go a long way toward determining which guys get the most snaps the rest of the way. By Matt Tait
Kansas University Medical Center gets $3 million grant to study Alzheimer’s disease prevention
September 26, 2013
A new $3 million project announced Thursday will test the role of exercise in preventing the disease. The study is one of the first of its kind in the country. By Scott Rothschild
Simons Public Humanities Fellow details 240-mile walk to Wichita
September 26, 2013
In October 2012, Henry Fortunato departed from the doorstep of his Overland Park home and began his walk to Wichita, one of more than a dozen long-distance walks along the Kansas countryside. By Stephen Montemayor
Lawrence High School alumni inducting four into Hall of Honor
September 26, 2013
Two federal judges, a Special Olympics gold medalist and a Colorado state senator will be inducted on Sunday into the Lawrence High School Alumni Association’s Hall of Honor. By Peter Hancock
Brownback to lead river float trip
September 26, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback will lead state officials and outdoor enthusiasts in a float trip along a stretch of the Kansas River.
Ambler surprised with mural at KU’s student rec center
Former KU student affairs official gets well-known quote memorialized
September 26, 2013
Kansas University Recreational Services surprised David Ambler, vice chancellor emeritus for student affairs, with a mural Wednesday bearing an oft-quoted saying of his at the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center.
Royals’ playoff hopes end with another loss, 6-0 to Mariners
September 26, 2013
Hisashi Iwakuma pitched eight scoreless innings and Mike Zunino homered twice to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 6-0 win against Kansas City, ending the Royals’ playoff hopes Wednesday night.
Despite loss, KU volleyball enjoys test vs. Italy
September 26, 2013
Kansas University’s volleyball team wasn’t happy about its loss, even in an exhibition, but the Jayhawks were glad for the challenge of facing the Italian U-23 national team, Wednesday at Horejsi Center. By Matt Tait
And so it begins: Freshman Wiggins, Jayhawks set for season
September 26, 2013
Kansas University freshman Andrew Wiggins and teammates entertained media members for 30 minutes during the KU men’s basketball media day on Wednesday in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Our Town Sports for Sept. 26
September 26, 2013
A weekly roundup of local events, opportunities and results.
Opinion: 7-footer Embiid rare talent among Kansas big men
September 26, 2013
It seems a strange thought on a roster that includes Andrew Wiggins, but the player on this year’s Kansas University basketball team with the highest ceiling just might be the guy whose head comes closest to the ceiling, Joel Embiid. Column by Tom Keegan
Self: Newcomers’ talents impressive
September 26, 2013
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self has been impressed with the eight players in his recruiting Class of 2013. “This is the most talented class we have signed,” Self said Wednesday at KU’s media day. By Gary Bedore
Horoscopes for Sept. 26
September 26, 2013
For Thursday, Sept. 26 This year you will break precedent and open up to an unusual opportunity. If you are single, in this process, you will meet someone quite different and spectacular. If you are attached, the two of you will enjoy getting involved with a public commitment of some kind.
25 years ago: Recitation of Pledge varies across Lawrence classrooms
September 26, 2013
Some teachers of the early grades objected to having their students say the pledge because they believed the children didn’t understand it.
40 years ago: Violent storms bring heavy rain to Lawrence area
September 26, 2013
Kansas weather was still behaving in a summer-like fashion.
Hot rods, antique cars on display Saturday at Rev It Up! Hullaballoo
September 26, 2013
More than 300 custom and antique cars will be on display at the fifth annual Rev It Up Hotrod Hullabaloo. The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in South Park, will benefit the Ballard Community Center.
Editorial: Time to give
Donating to the annual United Way of Douglas County campaign is a great way to support a broad range of efforts that benefit our community.
September 26, 2013
It’s time to think about giving. No, Christmas hasn’t come early this year, but the annual campaign for United Way of Douglas County is underway.
Letter: EPA support
September 26, 2013
Kansas Interfaith Power & Light and member congregations across Kansas stand in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal for carbon pollution safeguards on new power plants.
Opinion: Pope’s vision shouldn’t be surprise
September 26, 2013
A few words on the new pope. Since ascending to the papacy in March, the former Jorge Mario Bergoglio has managed to surprise and impress the religious and irreligious alike by living a brand of faith seldom seen on the public stage. Pope Francis insists on carrying his own bags, living in a simple apartment and cooking his own supper. He has largely shunned the papal Mercedes-Benz in favor of a 5-year-old Ford Focus. One of the earliest acts of his papacy was to wash and kiss the feet of a dozen young prisoners, two of them girls, at least one of them a Muslim.
Opinion: GOP should change ACA strategy
September 26, 2013
When Dwight Eisenhower asked Gen. Georgy Zhukov how the Red Army cleared minefields, Zhukov replied: “We march through them.” Being profligate with lives is a perquisite of command and a luxury of those with an abundance of lives at their command. Some congressional Republicans, who do not command their party but can implicate it in their marches through minefields, might resuscitate Barack Obama’s presidency by restocking his pantry of excuses: The economy’s continuing anemia will ever after be blamed on any government shutdown.
Peekaboo! Jack-o’-lantern dishes bring Halloween to the tabletop, tastefully
Off the Beaten Buy
September 26, 2013
For people who love Halloween but don’t love those tacky plastic pumpkins and messy cotton webs, here’s a more stylish — and (bonus!) useful — way to bring the season to your tabletop.
Style Scout: Kelly McLeay
September 26, 2013
Fashion trends you love: Skorts are coming back for women and I really like them!
Style Scout: Mingtian Zhao
September 26, 2013
Whom do people say you look like? There is only one Mingtian Zhao in this world!
September Final Friday preview: N.Y. artist to visit Liberty Hall for film showing, discussion
September 26, 2013
This month’s Final Friday events get an early start tonight with a joint venture from The Invisible Hand Gallery and Liberty Hall. They will co-host a program featuring the films of Mike Anderson at 7 p.m. at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St.
Efforts to build local food hub in Douglas County gaining traction
September 26, 2013
Efforts are intensifying to locate in Douglas County a unique distribution center or “food hub” that would handle fruits, vegetables and grains grown by farmers in a 16-county region surrounding Lawrence. By Chad Lawhorn
Off the Beaten Plate: Wake n Bake Pizza at Fat Freddy’s
September 26, 2013
The ultimate fourth meal: an entire greasy breakfast and a pizza in one.
100 years ago: Two children arrested for theft of pony
September 26, 2013
“Criminals under twenty-one years of age are a novelty in Douglas county.”
Fix-It Chick: Do-it-yourself home energy audit
September 26, 2013
Winterizing is not a once-and-done kind of job. Conducting your own energy audit each fall can save energy and money throughout the year.
Garden Calendar: Fall garden to-do list
September 26, 2013
When I think of fall, I think of frosty mornings, bonfires, pumpkin pie, raking leaves, overseeding my lawn, planting mums and pansies, picking apples and preparing the landscape for the cooler days ahead.
After-dark eats: Lawrence has plenty of places to find a fourth meal
September 26, 2013
Hungry after midnight? Here are six great places to get a fourth meal in Lawrence, one for any kind of craving.
Fashion Column Twins: Unique and eccentric fall jewels
September 26, 2013
There’s nothing better than wearing one-of-a-kind jewelry to begin a new fashion season.
Six flowers for fall
September 26, 2013
What’s a flower lover to do for some color now that summer is officially over? Here are six recommendations from local garden centers of fall plants to keep your garden bright and beautiful as colder weather sets in.
Celebrity Fashion Fusion: Outfit inspired by Christina Hendricks
September 26, 2013
Many women envy Christina Hendricks’ classic, curvy look, and with a trip downtown, they can get that look at prices that won’t drive them mad.
Mrs. Mass.: Decoration inspiration from M.Street Interiors
September 26, 2013
Autumn is my favorite season. The colors are vibrant, the weather gets chilly and it’s such a delight to decorate for the holidays. Finding the right floral arrangement for the entryway or centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table can be quite the fun challenge.