Archive for Saturday, February 1, 2014

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Demarcus Holland, Longhorns stymie Andrew Wiggins
February 1, 2014
The most misleading number on the box score of Saturday’s 81-69 Texas victory against Kansas University revealed the point total for Longhorns guard Demarcus Holland, a 6-foot-2 sophomore. By Tom Keegan
Notebook: Jayhawks ‘didn’t compete’ in loss at Texas
February 1, 2014
Wayne Selden did his best to offer an explanation for Kansas University’s double-digit loss to Texas on Saturday afternoon in Erwin Center. By Gary Bedore
Column: Longhorns now in hunt for Big 12 title
February 1, 2014
A young, hungry, cohesive Texas basketball team stormed out of the enormous Big 12 shadow cast by Kansas and there went the Longhorns’ anonymity. By whipping the Jayhawks, 81-69, Saturday in the aging Erwin Center, the ’Horns tore the veil off of their secret: They’re a very good basketball team, a bona fide contender for the Big 12 title. By Tom Keegan
Unbeaten no more: Texas hands Kansas first Big 12 loss
February 1, 2014
Those who like drama during the course of the conference season have to be happy Texas’ basketball team crushed Kansas University, 81-69, on Saturday in Erwin Center. By Gary Bedore
Gardner scores career-high 34 points as KU women beat Texas Tech
06:44 p.m., February 1, 2014 Updated 12:12 a.m.
Kansas University junior forward Chelsea Gardner set a career high 34 points and added 12 rebounds to lead the KU women’s basketball team over Texas Tech, 70-62, on Saturday at United Spirit Arena.
Area roundup: Tonganoxie sweeps Atchison
February 1, 2014
Ben Johnson hit an 18-foot jumper at the buzzer, and James Grizzle scored 21 points to help lead Tonganoxie past Atchison.
Haskell drops pair of games
February 1, 2014
Haskell Indian Nation’s University women’s basketball team fell to College of Saint Mary on Friday, 69-50.
Seabury splits with Heritage
February 1, 2014
The Bishop Seabury boys basketball team clicked on all cylinders in Friday’s win over Topeka-Heritage Christian.
LHS girls roll, 58-38
February 1, 2014
Lawrence High’s girls basketball team defeated Wichita Southeast, 58-38, Friday in the second round of the Emporia Glacier’s Edge Invitational.
FSHS girls get ‘ho-hum’ win
February 1, 2014
It wasn’t always pretty, but it was good enough for Free State High’s girls basketball team. By Bobby Nightengale
Exclamation point: Barbee slam caps Lions’ win
February 1, 2014
John Barbee’s vicious and-one jam capped an 82-60 Lawrence High boys basketball victory on Friday at Leavenworth. By Benton Smith
Hot-and-cold KU women seek focus
February 1, 2014
After dropping three games to open Big 12 Conference play but responding with an upset of No. 7 Baylor and a near-upset of No. 8 Oklahoma State, the first half of the conference schedule was a bit of a wild ride for the Kansas University women’s basketball team. By Matt Tait
Column: ’Horns will be fired up for KU
February 1, 2014
The ’Horns are coming off of three consecutive victories against ranked opponents, a school first. With a fourth in a row against Kansas today in the Erwin Center, third-place Texas would draw within a game of the first-place Jayhawks. By Tom Keegan
Young, overachieving UT awaits KU
February 1, 2014
Texas, which had some stellar basketball teams during Rick Barnes’ first 15 years at the Lone Star State school, was expected to be in all-out rebuilding mode for the 2013-14 season. By Gary Bedore
25 years ago: New parking meters unpopular with Lawrence drivers
February 1, 2014
“I put a dime in and the stupid thing didn’t show the time.”
40 years ago: County turns to microfilm to preserve old records
February 1, 2014
Douglas County was considering a $25,000 contract that would preserve the contents of 640 of its big ledgers.
Lawrence Transit System, Lawrence Public Library to offer unique story experience for kids
February 1, 2014
Lawrence Transit System and the Lawrence Public Library are teaming up to provide a unique storytime for children this week.
Letter: Worth fighting for
February 1, 2014
For once, I agree with Secretary Kobach. His statement “This is a fight worth fighting” isn’t really about the big bad feds vs. our freedom-loving lawmakers, it is about Tympanuchus Cupido fighting for its survival. The Eastern subspecies, Heath Hen, is extinct. The southern subspecies, Attwater’s Prairie Chicken, is close to extinction. The Lesser Prairie Chicken is officially endangered, and the Greater Prairie Chicken, local to Douglas County, is not far behind.
Letter: Medical marijuana
February 1, 2014
I found the Jan. 27 editorial on medical marijuana well-intentioned but inadequately researched. I urge you and your readers to review the article posted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN at http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/08/health/gupta-changed-mind-marijuana/ and some of the associated links. Like you, Dr. Gupta initially was opposed to the use of medical marijuana. However, he completed in-depth research on the subject.
Saturday Column: University faculty could be great legislative resource
February 1, 2014
The relationship between Kansas University and the Kansas Legislature is not good. Consequently, both the state and the university are being shortchanged. In past years, this relationship has been better — probably due to a number of reasons such as a better national and state economy, better leadership from the university, a more positive attitude among state lawmakers relative to higher education, a more demanding and performance-oriented Kansas Board of Regents and, perhaps, more support for higher education by the public. In recent years, the misunderstanding, mistrust, acrimony and back-biting between KU leaders, faculty members, state legislators and, to some extent, the governor’s office seem to have intensified.
Opinion: GOP should focus on late-term abortion
February 1, 2014
What is it about women that causes leading Republicans to grow clumsy, if not stupid? When even savvy, fluent, attractively populist Mike Huckabee stumbles, you know you’ve got trouble. Having already thrown away eminently winnable Senate seats in Missouri and Indiana because of moronic talk about rape, the GOP might have learned. You’d think.
100 years ago: ‘Tango artist’ reveals his true identity
February 1, 2014
“‘Will you forgive me for smiling every time I think of the delightful rural simplicity of your charming city, and its guileless youth?’”
Shields considers returning to Royals
February 1, 2014
Royals ace James Shields is open to staying in Kansas City beyond this season. That news should make the thousands of fans, already flying high over the team’s strong finish a year ago, feel even better as they turned out for their annual FanFest on Friday.
Haskell Avenue construction complicates area business access
February 1, 2014
When the Kansas Department of Transportation announced last week that the northbound and southbound lanes of Haskell Avenue from 27th to 29th streets would close for more than a year starting Jan. 27, many business owners in the area were concerned. By Caitlin Doornbos
Lawrence City Commission meeting for Feb. 4
February 1, 2014
6:35 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall