Archive for Sunday, April 6, 2014

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KU men’s golf finishes 14th
April 6, 2014
Kansas University’s men’s golf team placed 14th at the Irish Creek Collegiate, which concluded Sunday at the Club at Irish Creek.
Kansas tennis falls to Texas
April 6, 2014
Freshman Morgan Barnhill earned the only victory for Kansas University in its 6-1 Senior Day tennis loss to No. 25 Texas on Sunday at Jayhawk Tennis Center.
Sale, Chisox trip K.C.
April 6, 2014
Chris Sale knew he had to pitch his best Sunday with James Shields starting for the Kansas City Royals.
Jeff Hawkins resigns as Perry-Lecompton coach
April 6, 2014
Former Kansas University guard Jeff Hawkins has decided to step down as boys basketball coach at Perry-Lecompton High after four seasons, Hawkins confirmed Sunday night.
KU 8-21 vs. NCAA finalists
April 6, 2014
Kansas University has played NCAA Tournament finalist Kentucky 27 times and Connecticut twice. By Gary Bedore
Column: ’Cats, Huskies like cats, dogs
April 6, 2014
Here’s the beauty of tonight’s matchup for the college basketball national title: It blows to bits every theory about what it takes to make it to the season’s final night. By Tom Keegan
Frankly better: Duncan pitches KU to Sunflower Showdown series win
April 6, 2014
Thanks to strong defense, a couple of timely hits and the stellar right arm of starting pitcher Frank Duncan, Kansas University picked up its first baseball-series victory over Kansas State since 2006 after a 2-1 victory on Sunday at Tointon Stadium. By Matt Tait
Kansas teachers to take lessons from Statehouse back to classrooms
April 6, 2014
Hundreds of teachers converged on the Kansas Statehouse last weekend, hoping to deter lawmakers from passing a law to repeal their tenure rights. Among them were many social studies teachers who plan to share the experience with their students to help them understand how the state and national governments work. By Peter Hancock
House, Senate pass school finance bill; awaiting Brownback’s signature
07:55 p.m., April 6, 2014 Updated 11:02 p.m.
The Kansas House has voted 63-57 in favor of the school finance bill, which is now awaiting Gov. Sam Brownback’s signature. Earlier Sunday, the Senate voted 22-16 in favor of the bill that includes repealing teacher tenure rights. By Peter Hancock
Kansas Senate Democrat complains of ‘possible open meetings violation,’ will ask DA to investigate
April 6, 2014
Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley of Topeka says GOP leaders violated the Kansas Open Meetings Act by calling an unscheduled conference committee meeting at 3 a.m. after nearly everyone had left the Statehouse. He plans to ask the Shawnee County District Attorney to investigate. By Peter Hancock
Kansas gay rights group opposes teacher tenure proposal in Topeka
April 6, 2014
The leading gay rights group in Kansas also is lobbying against a proposal in a school funding bill to end tenure for teachers.
Police: Lawrence bank robber arrested in Nebraska after taking cab there
11:13 a.m., April 6, 2014 Updated 12:04 p.m.
A Kansas City, Kan., man who robbed a west Lawrence credit union was arrested Saturday after taking a cab to Omaha, Neb., according to Lawrence police.
Colorado man injured in motorcycle crash on K-10
April 6, 2014
A Colorado man was hospitalized Saturday after losing control of his motorcycle on Kansas Highway 10 in Douglas County.
House, Senate set to vote on new school funding plan Sunday night
09:58 a.m., April 6, 2014 Updated 02:45 p.m.
Dozens of red-shirted Kansas teachers returned Sunday to the Statehouse to lobby legislators against a new school funding plan that also included a proposal to end protections against getting fired.
Opinion: Christianity comes late to change
April 6, 2014
Eleven years ago, Richard Stearns went to Washington. Stearns — president of World Vision, the billion-dollar Christian relief organization — joined other faith leaders in lobbying Congress to spend $15 billion combating AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean. He acknowledged he and his fellow evangelicals were late to the fight against this pandemic and explained their tardiness with remarkable candor.
House rejects school finance plan
April 6, 2014
The Kansas House has rejected a school finance bill that would have restored equalization aid for poor districts, but also would have eliminated teacher tenure and provided tax credits to benefit private and parochial schools. By Peter Hancock
KU men’s golf in 13th place
April 6, 2014
Kansas University’s men’s golf team is in 13th after two rounds Saturday at the Irish Creek Collegiate at the Club at Irish Creek.
KU golfer Kawinpakorn tied for seventh
April 6, 2014
Yupaporn Kawinpakorn struggled early but recorded a pair of birdies on the back nine to shoot a 4-over 76 in the second round of the SMU Golf Invitational on Saturday.
KU women’s track second at Bayou
April 6, 2014
Kansas University’s women’s track-and-field team placed second and the KU men third at the Battle on the Bayou, which concluded Saturday at Bernie Moore Track Stadium.
FSHS tennis ties for 3rd at Emporia
April 6, 2014
Free State High tied for third at the Emporia Tennis Invitational on Saturday at Emporia High.
LHS baseball rolls over BV North
April 6, 2014
Lawrence High’s offense clicked in Saturday’s 13-3 baseball victory against Blue Valley North.
Free State softball splits at SM South
April 6, 2014
Free State High’s softball team received two strong outings from pitchers Meredith Morris and Kaley Delg in its season-opening doubleheader against Shawnee Mission South, and came away with a 1-1 record.
Royals clutch in 4-3 win
April 6, 2014
Salvador Perez came up with the winning hit right after Nori Aoki made the game-saving catch.
Kansas softball swept by OU
April 6, 2014
Kansas University managed just seven hits on the day and was swept by Oklahoma in a Big 12 softball doubleheader on Saturday at Marita Hynes Stadium.
KU’s Townsend ranked No. 1 assistant
April 6, 2014
Kansas University’s Kurtis Townsend has been ranked the No. 1 assistant college basketball coach in the country, according to Basketball Times. By Gary Bedore
25 years ago: Upgraded 911 system to result in far-flung street grid
April 6, 2014
Did the future of Lawrence include a 262nd Street?
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 5
April 6, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, April 5.
Sporting KC, Salt Lake play to scoreless draw
April 6, 2014
Backup goalkeeper Jeff Attinella made nine saves, including several spectacular first-half stops, but Real Salt Lake had to settle for a scoreless draw with Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night.
Behind the Lens: Bringing a constructive approach to photos
April 6, 2014
I often tell people about my reliance on visual devices and creative techniques in constructing my photographs. And, yes, for me, creating a photograph is like a construction site.
Kansas City Connection: Movies with local ties front and center at KC Film Fest
April 6, 2014
Given its growth over the past few years, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Kansas City Film Fest eventually became one of the nation’s more popular cinema events. For now, the size is just right — there are plenty of interesting feature films and shorts to choose from, yet the festival is still affordable and accessible to fans of all interest levels.
Show of hands
Before he became a master puppeteer, Joseph Cashore could handle a basketball like few others
April 6, 2014
Sports heroes entered my life early from my seat on the floor of our crowded den in Rochester, N.Y., where with my father and five brothers I watched Roberto Clemente, Wilt Chamberlain and Arnold Palmer performing on television.
Editorial: Election uncertainty
Unsettled voter registration laws in the state are setting the stage for a confusion and contentious fall election cycle.
April 6, 2014
With less than two months to go before the June 2 filing deadline for Kansas candidates seeking statewide or national office, questions about the upcoming election cycle abound.
Letter: State in charge?
April 6, 2014
The Journal-World is a wonderful conduit for state and local news. The April 2 edition was particularly informative.
Roadwork: Construction planned this week
April 6, 2014
Construction projects listed are now available in a map format at
Opinion: Exulting in Mardi Gras excess
April 6, 2014
Some irresistible need must make members of our species attempt to escape from the prison of their skins. I was standing at the corner of Frenchman and Royal streets in New Orleans, and towards me flowed a stream of human beings magically transformed: A penguin, baboon, zebra, sea horse, alligator, gorilla, bear — the entire animal kingdom usurped by intoxicated women and men.
Visiting scholars to discuss recycled, innovative ideas of Shakespeare
April 6, 2014
Two of the world’s top scholars of the Bard are visiting University of Kansas to present groundbreaking research conducted on Shakespeare that suggests his innovative works were products of recycled inspiration from other written works.
She is Kawehi: One-woman band becomes Internet sensation
April 6, 2014
If you frequent this ol’ thing called the Internet, you’ve probably stumbled across the virality of Lawrence’s own one-woman band Kawehi, who has just within the last month managed to get the attention of publications like Esquire, Elle, The Huffington Post and Spin — not to mention even more websites — with the video release of a casual practice-run of a song cover.
40 years ago: Rolling through hoops of fire: KU student plans another performance art piece
April 6, 2014
At noon on April 26, he was planning to climb inside a plexiglass sphere and then be shot down 150 feet of raining toward Potter Lake.
Bales Artist Series to welcome organ department chair for recital
April 6, 2014
David Higgs will perform an organ recital on Kansas University’s campus on April 11 as part of the Bales Artist Series.
100 years ago: Funds sought for publication of letters of Quantrill’s Raid survivors
April 6, 2014
“The true story of the raid has never been told in print.”