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Seventy magic number for KU women
February 4, 2014
In Bonnie Henrickson’s perfect world, the coach’s Kansas University women’s basketball team would always score at least 70 points and always win. In the reality of the 2013-14 season, the Jayhawks have lost every time they failed to reach 70 and too often have found themselves in the 50-point range, or worse. Of KU’s 11 losses this season, they didn’t even crack 60 points 10 times, and on one such occasion they didn’t get to 50.
KU football recruiting class to #PlayforDre
February 4, 2014
A year after the “Dream Team 2013” hashtag dominated recruiting talk about the Jayhawks, several members of KU’s latest class have followed suit and created a hashtag for the 2014 version. By Matt Tait
Column: Andrew Wiggins’ half-court three ends slump
February 4, 2014
When a player arrives in college basketball lugging outrageous expectations and doesn’t hide his intention to stay just one year, it’s as if every game counts as 10. Do the math and that calculates to Andrew Wiggins being seconds from a 15-game slump when he stole a pass under the hoop, took a few dribbles and buried a half-court shot to beat the buzzer and the slump. By Tom Keegan
Kansas defense slows down Heslip, Baylor offense
February 4, 2014
Baylor’s Brady Heslip hit four threes in eight tries the first half, then missed his only two attempts the final half of BU’s 69-52 loss to Kansas University on Tuesday in Ferrell Center. By Gary Bedore
Reinvigorated Naadir Tharpe punishes Baylor
Kansas wins, 69-52, behind point guard’s big shots
February 4, 2014
KU junior point guard Naadir Tharpe exploded for 22 points off 9-of-13 shooting (4-of-6 from three) with four assists against two turnovers, plus five rebounds, just a few hours after receiving an earful from his head coach at shoot-around. By Gary Bedore
Lawrence blasted with snow, but drivers avoid serious accidents; KU, schools close a second day
09:45 p.m., February 4, 2014 Updated 06:03 a.m.
With the brunt of the worst winter storm of the year behind us, Lawrence appears to have emerged relatively unscathed, with the main task now being to clear the roads. By Elliot Hughes
Notebook: Joel Embiid ‘not thinking’ about NBA right now
February 4, 2014
Kansas University freshman Joel Embiid caused quite a stir on Tuesday when he told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman he was strongly considering returning to school for his sophomore season. By Gary Bedore
Kansas senators split on farm bill
February 4, 2014
The sweeping farm bill that Congress sent to President Obama Tuesday has something for almost everyone, from the nation’s 47 million food stamp recipients to Southern peanut growers, Midwest corn farmers and the maple syrup industry in the Northeast.
Two Topeka women recovering from Monday crash in Douglas County
February 4, 2014
Two Topeka women are recovering after being hospitalized from a one-vehicle crash in Douglas County Monday, according to a spokeswoman for Stormont-Vail HealthCare.
Brownback rides KDOT snowplow along Interstate 70
February 4, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback is getting a firsthand look at the state’s efforts to clear highways amid the winter storm that has closed schools and state government offices.
Autopsy report: KU student died from fall, not exposure to cold
10:45 a.m., February 4, 2014 Updated 02:47 p.m.
Gianfranco Villagomez-Saldana, the 23-year-old Kansas University student found dead in December after he was last seen leaving a party, died of blunt trauma to the head and not exposure to the cold, according to an autopsy report released on Tuesday. By Stephen Montemayor
KU medical experts warn of snow shoveling dangers
February 4, 2014
Health experts at the University of Kansas Hospital are warning people to avoid overtaxing their hearts while shoveling snow.
Allen Fieldhouse going pink for ‘Jayhawks for a Cure’
February 4, 2014
Allen Fieldhouse is going pink Sunday, when the Kansas University women’s basketball teams hosts it annual “Jayhawks for a Cure” game against Oklahoma.
Worst of the season’ storm bears down on Lawrence; all of Kansas ‘nearly snowpacked,’ KDOT says
07:09 a.m., February 4, 2014 Updated 04:36 p.m.
The worst winter storm of the year for the Lawrence area, which is expected to last much of the day, is underway. By Giles Bruce
Double Take: I’ve dated all my friends, now what?
February 4, 2014
I go to a small school, where everyone knows everyone else. It gets too close for dating at times, and things get really awkward in a hurry. What do you suggest to avoid this problem and still have someone to date?
40 years ago: County warning sirens not all functioning
February 4, 2014
Three sirens had failed to sound in the initial test.
Column: Wiggins, Jayhawks not likely to repeat UT dud
February 4, 2014
The poor Baylor Bears. They have caught the Kansas University basketball team at the absolute worst time. Coming off a road loss to Texas and sick and tired of hearing about the shellacking they took in Waco last March, the Jayhawks shouldn’t have any trouble playing at their best. Column by Tom Keegan
Letter: Nonsense column
February 4, 2014
Professor Krishtalka’s article (“Prof expects more nonsense in ’14), is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Krishtalka believes that rejecting evolution is akin to a denial of gravity. Equating the two has no real parallel (nonsense).
Editorial: Playing chicken
Negotiating measures to protect the Lesser Prairie Chicken in Kansas makes more sense than setting up a legal battle with the federal government.
February 4, 2014
The voice of reason on a bill concerning protections for prairie chickens in Kansas appears to be coming from State Sen. Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence.
Schools, legislature close as Lawrence prepares for season’s biggest snowstorm
February 4, 2014
Much of Lawrence spent Monday getting ready for the worst winter storm of the season so far. By Giles Bruce
Don’t panic: Self steadies ship after loss as KU preps for Baylor
February 4, 2014
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self gave his Jayhawks a bit of a pep talk this week following their first loss in Big 12 Conference play. Today, the Jayhawks continue their quest for a 10th-straight league title as they head to Waco, Texas, where Baylor awaits following a surprising victory at Oklahoma State. By Gary Bedore
25 years ago: Record low of 9 below keeps plumbers, tow-trucks busy
February 4, 2014
The city today was dotted with cars that just hadn’t been able to handle the frigid temperatures.
Letter: Obama praise
February 4, 2014
Contrary to the Jan. 31 editorial on the State of the Union Address, I think that President Obama provided calm, reasoned and sensible solutions to our government gridlock. I disagree with the statement that this situation stems from the president’s “inability to forge respectful and workable relations with Republican leaders.” It is useless to “schmooze” with insincerity.
Letter: Rental issues
February 4, 2014
I was surprised to learn that terminology and requirements to be included in the city’s rental inspection ordinance were still being debated. Despite a 3-2 vote before Chirstmas approving the comprehensive version, there are, evidently, objections requiring this discussion before the ordinance is submitted for final approval.
Opinion: Foreign policy requires more muscle
February 4, 2014
These were the buzzwords President Obama hammered home in the foreign policy portion of his State of the Union address, as the core of his global strategy for the next three years.
100 years ago: City replaces ‘ancient hovel’ of a city jail
February 4, 2014
“Quietly, yes almost mysteriously, this new structure has sprung up out of the old.”
Medical marijuana in Lawrence: Doctors split on benefits, risks
February 4, 2014
Many patients and advocates say medical marijuana can help alleviate such conditions as pain, nausea and anxiety, and benefit patients with diseases like AIDS, cancer and multiple sclerosis. But because of a lack of research in the United States, the debate over the medicinal benefits of cannabis has yet to be settled in this country. By Giles Bruce