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Notebook: White gives it his all in rare minutes
February 15, 2014
Kansas University sophomore Andrew White III, who hadn’t scored a point since Thanksgiving Day, busted the drought with four points in five minutes in Saturday’s 95-65 victory over TCU in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Sophomore star: Perry Ellis impresses former Jayhawk Brandon Rush
February 15, 2014
Brandon Rush of the NBA’s Utah Jazz walked out of Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday singing the praises of one of Kansas University’s future pro players. But it wasn’t any of KU’s highly regarded freshmen. By Gary Bedore
Column: Jamari Traylor learns from punishment
Backup forward scores career-high 10 points in return
February 15, 2014
Membership on a team, any team, is a privilege, not a right. Jamari Traylor, Kansas University’s third-year sophomore reserve forward, did something to have that privilege revoked for a game that his teammates lost without him. By Tom Keegan
TCU coach deals with 30-point loss to Kansas with dry humor
February 15, 2014
The reality of it was, TCU basketball coach Trent Johnson was not all that upset with his team after a 95-65 loss to No. 7 Kansas University on Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. Not that you’d know that from listening to a few of Johnson’s post-game soundbites following the loss. By Matt Tait
Love Your Library Project offers unique opportunity to make mark on new building
February 15, 2014
Lawrence Public Library is asking kids and grown-ups alike to come out and decorate tiles this weekend for the Love Your Library Tile Project to make their mark on the new library building.
Traffic flowing on 23rd Street after Friday gas leak
10:02 a.m., February 15, 2014 Updated 12:33 p.m.
Traffic was back open Saturday morning for a portion of 23rd Street closed because of a Friday evening gas leak, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical officials.
Veritas girls cruise on Senior Night
February 15, 2014
The Veritas Christian girls basketball team exploded for 31 points in the second quarter on its way to a 57-20 win on Senior Night.
LHS girls lose game, find point guard
February 15, 2014
Lawrence High’s girls basketball team didn’t end Friday’s game with a victory at Olathe Northwest. They did walk away with confidence in their new point guard. By Bobby Nightengale
FSHS girls fall just short
February 15, 2014
Free State High’s girls basketball team made a serious run at perennial Class 6A powerhouse Olathe South on Friday night.
FSHS boys upended by O-South
February 15, 2014
The deliberate, tempo-driven ways of Olathe South High, featuring 6-foot senior point guard Noah Knight, can suck the momentum out of an opponent.
Natalie Knight rolling as KU women head to ISU
February 15, 2014
To say Kansas University junior guard Natalie Knight is on a roll would be putting it mildly. By Matt Tait
Bill Self: Wesley ‘terrific’ as Wilt
February 15, 2014
Kansas University basketball coach/amateur movie critic Bill Self gave a resounding thumbs up to KU senior forward Justin Wesley’s portrayal of Wilt Chamberlain in the film “Jayhawkers,” which premiered before a full house Friday night in Lied Center. By Gary Bedore
Better late: LHS boys pull away for win
February 15, 2014
Lawrence High’s boys basketball team doesn’t need much to get its offense clicking. On Friday night at Olathe Northwest, all it took was a long rebound and an active defense. By Bobby Nightengale
Column: Movie, hate-bill timing divine
February 15, 2014
What else but divine intervention could explain the accidental, pluperfect timing of the release of “Jayhawkers,” Kevin Willmott’s film centered on the racial climate in Lawrence when Wilt Chamberlain came to town? By Tom Keegan
Joel Embiid-less KU to face 0-for-Big 12 TCU
February 15, 2014
Kansas University freshman center Joel Embiid, who has started the last 16 games after coming off the bench to open the season, will miss today’s 3 p.m. KU-TCU contest as he continues to rehabilitate his aching knee and back. By Gary Bedore
25 years ago: Large flag collection stolen from Army Reserve building
February 15, 2014
The collection had included flags from different periods of U.S. history.
Kansas baseball tops BYU, 10-4
February 15, 2014
Having already hit a two-run home run to tie the game in the fifth inning, junior outfielder Connor McKay hit a two-run double in the seventh to spark a six-run rally as Kansas University opened its baseball season Friday with a 10-4 victory over Brigham Young.
Tight end Gordon signs with Chiefs
February 15, 2014
The Chiefs have signed restricted free agent Richard Gordon to a one-year contract to provide depth at tight end, a position where they struggled through injuries much of last season.
Royals crave playoffs run
February 15, 2014
Starting pitcher James Shields entered Royals camp Friday wearing a shirt with the word “propaganda” on the front. The Royals begin spring training with hopes of ending a 29-year-old playoff drought since winning the 1985 World Series.
Eudora turns back Spring Hill
February 15, 2014
Eudora jumped out to an 18-point halftime lead, and Mitchell Ballock led the way with 22 points in a 61-44 high school boys basketball victory Friday.
Haskell men lose, 96-85
February 15, 2014
HINU shot 54.5 percent from the field, but could not clamp down on the defensive end in Friday’s 96-85 loss to Central Christian.
Haskell women win, 71-67
February 15, 2014
Haskell Indian Nations University edged Central Christian College, 71-67, Friday to snap a three-game losing streak.
KU’s King excels in 800 meters
February 15, 2014
Kansas University sophomore Rhavean King posted one of the best all-time performances by a Jayhawk in the 800 meters at the Tyson Invitational.
KU tennis wins sixth straight
February 15, 2014
Kansas University’s women’s tennis team pushed its season-opening run to 6-0 with a 4-3 win over Houston on Friday. The Jayhawks are two wins away from having the best dual season start in Kansas tennis history.
Boonraksasat fires 1-under 71
February 15, 2014
Kansas University senior Thanuttra Boonraksasat carded a 1-under 71 and finished in the top five Friday after day one of the Florida State Matchup.
Lions look to surprise at league wrestling
February 15, 2014
Lawrence High’s wrestling team won’t walk into the Sunflower League championship at 9 a.m. today with the high ranking that it had last year.
Letter: State commitments
February 15, 2014
The 2013 base state aid per pupil was 64 percent of what it was in 1992, adjusted for inflation. The governor’s proposal for 2015 would raise it by $14. Inflation in 2013 was 1.47 percent, requiring an increase of $56.
Letter: Disheartening bill
February 15, 2014
I am taking off all my roles, titles and distinctions. I want to personally talk to you about “The Religious Freedoms Bill.” This legislation makes me feel sad and disheartened. I believe that I work incredibly hard at growing, expanding and creating opportunities for all people in so many different endeavors in Lawrence and the state of Kansas. And because I choose to love (not hate) someone, my government not only wants to make me a second-class citizen, BUT make it OK to deny opportunities to me.
Kansas softball splits in tourney
February 15, 2014
Kansas University’s softball team split a pair of games Friday in the College of Charleston Classic. KU used an eight-run fifth innings to roll past Fordham, 10-1. The Jayhawks then fell to Mississippi, 6-2.
Opinion: ACA impact on jobs becoming clear
February 15, 2014
In the ongoing saga of the Affordable Care Act, oddly referred to by Democrats as the law of the land even as it is amended at will by presidential fiat, we are beginning to understand the extent of its war on jobs.
KU team travels to Kiev for conference, visits protests
February 15, 2014
A group of Kansas University instructors and a student recently traveled to the Ukraine for a planned conference. While there they visited makeshift camps created by protesters against the Ukrainian president and heard from businesspeople concerned about corruption in the country. By Ben Unglesbee
40 years ago: Water table too high at proposed landfill site
February 15, 2014
Ideal landfill conditions required a 15-foot water table.
Jeannie’ actress Barbara Eden dreams of Jayhawk basketball
February 15, 2014
Film, stage and TV actress and singer Barbara Eden recently accepted an invitation from Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little to come to Mount Oread and speak to students in KU’s theater department. It’s no coincidence the dates of her visit coincided with a Jayhawk basketball game.
Saturday Column: November elections key to setting nation’s course
February 15, 2014
It is becoming increasingly clear that the upcoming midterm elections for the U.S. House and Senate, along with a number of governors’ races, are going to be far more important than most elections.
100 years ago: City women protest ‘extravagance’ at KU, praise Kansas women as ‘genuine, practical and intelligent’
February 15, 2014
“‘Her soul is continually saying to itself, “This is my own, my native land. Its soil and its skies are mine, and I belong to them.”’”