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KU women’s golf 9th at FSU
February 16, 2014
Kansas University’s women’s golf team shot a third-round 301 (13-over) to place ninth at the Florida State Matchup on Sunday at Southwood Golf Club.
Kansas tennis rolls over UTA
February 16, 2014
Kansas University’s women’s tennis team cruised past Texas-Arlington, 4-0, Sunday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center to push its season-opening record to 7-0, tying its best start in 20 years.
DePaul softball rallies past KU
February 16, 2014
DePaul scored an unearned run in each the sixth and seventh innings to rally past Kansas University, 3-2, in the final game of the College of Charleston Cougar Softball Classic on Sunday.
Joel Embiid practices with Jayhawks
February 16, 2014
Kansas University freshman center Joel Embiid “practiced full speed today,” coach Bill Self was happy to report Sunday. By Gary Bedore
Kansas’ James Sims left off NFL Combine invite list
February 16, 2014
Overlooked by those who sent out the invitations to the NFL Combine, which starts Saturday and runs through Feb. 25, James Sims finds himself in the familiar position of having to prove himself without any help from anyone else. By Matt Tait
Column: Kansas’ Perry Ellis strives for perfection on, off court
February 16, 2014
Show me a straight-A student, a high school valedictorian, and I’ll show you a perfectionist. Perry Ellis is no exception. By Tom Keegan
KU freshman center Embiid practices on Sunday
February 16, 2014
Joel Embiid practiced full-go on Sunday and should play in Tuesday’s game at Texas Tech.
Hundreds protest ‘religious freedoms’ bill at Kansas Statehouse
February 16, 2014
“Shock,” “fear” and “embarrassment” were among the words protesters used Sunday to describe their reaction to legislation that would allow Kansans to cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples. By Scott Rothschild
Opinion: Mistake can simply be human
February 16, 2014
I used to get blamed all the time for stuff Bob Steinback said. To be fair, it wasn’t always blame — sometimes it was credit — and it went both ways. Sometimes, he had to explain to people that it was not he who had written a certain thing, but me.
Seabury sweeps twinbill with Veritas
February 16, 2014
Bishop Seabury Academy’s girls beat Veritas Christian, 60-49, and the Seabury boys made it a sweep, 59-46. By Bobby Nightengale
ISU women outlast KU, 72-69
February 16, 2014
Iowa State women’s basketball team erased Kansas University’s seven-point halftime lead and held off the Jayhawks, 72-69, on Saturday in Hilton Coliseum.
25 years ago: Pledge ritual causes fire at KU fraternity
February 16, 2014
A sprinkler had doused the fire before firefighters arrived.
Haskell men’s rally falls short
February 16, 2014
Haskell Indian Nations University’s men’s basketball team staged a 66-49 rally after halftime but lost on Saturday at York College, 121-113.
KU golf tied for last in Florida
February 16, 2014
Kansas University’s women’s golf team fell into a tie for last place after the second round of the Florida State Match-Up Tournament on Saturday.
Buchanan leads KU track at ISU
February 16, 2014
Kansas University junior Reid Buchanan was runner-up with a career-best time in the 3,000 meters on Saturday at the ISU Classic, site of the upcoming Big 12 track and field championships.
KU track’s Dixon PRs again in Arkansas
February 16, 2014
For the second week in a row, Kansas University senior Diamond Dixon set a new personal best in the 200 meters on Saturday as the KU track and field teams wrapped up their weekend at the Tyson Invitational.
KU baseball walks off, shuts out BYU
February 16, 2014
Tucker Tharp knocked in a single with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning against BYU on Saturday night to give the Kansas University baseball team an 11-10 walk-off victory.
KU softball wins two in S.C.
February 16, 2014
Kansas University freshman Taylor Dodson drove in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded single in the top of the eighth inning against College of Charleston on Saturday. Junior Alicia Pille forced a fly out and two strikeouts to close the Jayhawks’ 6-5 victory.
Area basketball roundup: Ottawa boys fall to Piper
February 16, 2014
Issac McCullough scored 18 points, and Quentin Blaue added 15, but the Ottawa High boys basketball team lost to Piper, 62-60, on Saturday.
Lions’ Clothier wins Sunflower League wrestling title
February 16, 2014
Lawrence High sophomore wrestler Alan Clothier took another step in pursuit of his ultimate goal — a Class 6A state championship. Ranked by Kansas coaches as Class 6A’s top wrestler at 182 pounds, Clothier was relentless in manhandling Shawnee Mission Northwest’s LaPhonso McKinnis by major decision, 18-6, in the championship match of the Sunflower League tournament on Saturday at Olathe North.
Roadwork: Construction planned this week
February 16, 2014
Construction projects listed are now available in a map format at http://lawks.us/construction-map.
Behind the Lens: When photos require a higher perspective
February 16, 2014
After a long and happy relationship, I recently had to give up my 1996 Toyota RAV. It was a super vehicle and a surprisingly great creative device for my photography.
Tasks, volunteers sought for next Big Event community service project
February 16, 2014
Need a few helping hands for a lawn or household project? Thousands will be at the ready on April 12, the day of Kansas University’s fourth annual Big Event. By Sara Shepherd
Editorial: Legislative focus
Some of the issues drawing attention in the Kansas Legislature would be better left alone.
February 16, 2014
Having passed two-year budgets last year for most state-funded entities, Kansas legislators now seem to have some extra time on their hands — time to pursue questionable legislative action on a number of issues.
Opinion: Immigration reform shows faith in future
February 16, 2014
Distilled to their discouraging essence, Republicans’ reasons for retreating from immigration reform reflect waning confidence in American culture and in the political mission only Republicans can perform — restoring America’s economic vigor. Without this, the nation will have a dismal future only Democrats can relish: government growing in order to allocate scarce opportunity.
City to explore feasibility of convention center
February 16, 2014
Lawrence city commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting are being asked to join forces with Kansas University to study the feasibility of a convention center and hotel development. By Chad Lawhorn
Area legislator hopes to halt Common Core in its tracks
February 16, 2014
Rep. Willie Dove, R-Bonner Springs, is the chief proponent behind a bill in the Kansas Legislature to nullify new Kansas curriculum standards in reading, math and science. Democrats say the bill is misguided, and even Republican leaders say it faces an uphill battle in the Legislature. By Peter Hancock
John Waters to join Lawrence in celebrating William Burroughs’ 100th birthday
February 16, 2014
Filmmaker John Waters is bringing his “The Filthy Life” monologue to the Lawrence Arts Center on Feb. 20. Waters was famously called “Pope of Trash” by Burroughs, a name earned because of his trashy, absurd cult films in the 1970s and 1980s. By Nadia Imafidon
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: A snow day on the farm
February 16, 2014
While most of us just have to worry about taking care of ourselves and getting from Point A to Point B in the snow, the fellows on the Neis family farm have about 300 cow-calf pairs to take care of. By Chad Lawhorn
Faith Forum: Are hunting and fishing consistent with Christian values?
February 16, 2014
Judy Carman, author of “Peace to All Beings: Veggie Soup for the Chicken’s Soul,” answers.
Begay lifts HINU women past York
February 16, 2014
Sophomore guard Arnetia Begay scored a career-high 24 points with seven three-pointers to lift the Haskell Indian Nations University women’s basketball team to a victory, 74-68, on Saturday at York College.
40 years ago: Plans for new river bridge hit snag
February 16, 2014
Meanwhile, the city was planning temporary repairs on the old bridge.
100 years ago: KU student killed in sledding accident
February 16, 2014
“As quick as possible after the spill the others of the party rushed to the aid of their steersman but he was past assistance.”