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Column: Understated Perry Ellis easing into standout talent
January 9, 2014
Sometimes, the smoother the basketball player, the more you want to see out of him, the more you suspect the pedal isn’t all the way to the metal. Perry Ellis takes eight shots from the field and comes away with 22 points and 11 rebounds in Wednesday night’s victory at Oklahoma, and our greed kicks in: How many could he have scored if he took 15 shots? It’s a natural reaction. Column by Tom Keegan
Mangino ready to run ISU’s offense
January 9, 2014
After four years out of the spotlight, Mark Mangino is ready for a new challenge in the Big 12. Fixing Iowa State’s offense figures to be one of the toughest tasks in the league.
Lawmakers hear local agencies’ legislative priorities
January 9, 2014
Lawrence legislators heard from several local agencies Thursday about what they hope their priorities will be as the 2014 session begins in Topeka next week. Popular topics of discussion at the meeting at the Lawrence school district office included pensions, Kancare and education funding.
Freezing rain advisory issued for Douglas County
January 9, 2014
The National Weather Service in Topeka issued a freezing rain advisory for Douglas County from midnight tonight until 10 a.m. Friday.
Professors ask regents to suspend social media policy
January 9, 2014
More than 80 distinguished professors from Kansas University and Kansas State University have signed a letter asking the Kansas Board of Regents to suspend a recently passed social media policy. The letter expressed “continued concern” while the policy is still in place and under review by the regents. By Ben Unglesbee
Free State teacher selected for national agriculture educator program
January 9, 2014
Free State High School’s Laura Priest is one of 20 individuals nationwide selected to participate in the first ‘XLR8 Institute,’ a professional development program for veteran agriculture teachers sponsored by the National Association of Agricultural Educators. By Peter Hancock
Brownback touts veterans’ initiatives
January 9, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday announced an effort to try to get services to more military veterans.
Topeka man identified as victim in fatal turnpike crash
January 9, 2014
The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the person who died in a Wednesday morning crash near the Kansas Turnpike’s Lecompton exit as a 44-year-old Topeka man.
Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of felony drug cultivation, distribution
January 9, 2014
Police arrested a 25-year-old Lawrence man Wednesday on a variety of drug charges.
Our Town Sports for Jan. 9
January 9, 2014
A weekly roundup of local events, results and opportunities.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 8
January 9, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Jan. 8.
25 years ago: Permit issued for riverfront mall construction
January 9, 2014
The permit had been issued in spite of requests for further study of the effects of the project on bald eagles.
40 years ago: Wintry mix pelts Lawrence area; newspaper carriers unfazed
January 9, 2014
“I’ve been getting my Journal-World right on time, no matter what the weather, and I don’t know how our carrier boy does it.”
Style Scout: Ryan Evans
January 9, 2014
Describe your style: It’s a little bit of preppiness, urban styles, flashes of color here and there and a mix of East and West coast — it’s all over the place.
Fix-It Chick: Replace a water heater thermostat
January 9, 2014
If your electric water heater has suddenly stopped producing hot water and you have checked the power supply and heating elements, replacing the upper and lower thermostats may get you back in the shower again.
Style Scout: Nicole Alison McGrew
January 9, 2014
Describe your style: My style is very eclectic; it doesn’t always make sense but it always works.
FSHS bowlers win De Soto meet
January 9, 2014
Free State High’s bowling teams swept victories at the De Soto Invitational on Wednesday afternoon.
Lawrence Libations: Hawk Bomb at Yokohama
January 9, 2014
Chanting, pounding on tables and school spirit.
FSHS wrestling adds Topeka dual
January 9, 2014
After weather forced the Free State High wrestling team to postpone its home dual against K.C. Wyandotte on Tuesday, the team will face Topeka High at 6 p.m. on Jan. 16 in Lawrence. It will also serve as the Firebirds’ senior night.
Garden Variety: Resolutions for plants, gardeners
January 9, 2014
I have two new year’s resolutions: one, to have my garden so nice that the Master Gardeners will beg to feature it at the next Garden Tour; and two, next year I will have an Arnold Schwarzenegger body. It may not be so much that I start — but rather quit — doing some things, and now is a good time.
100 years ago: Professional dancers make second attempt to introduce tango to Lawrence
January 9, 2014
“Horrors, no, the new dances could not be considered, must not be tolerated under any circumstances….”
Grilled cheese, please
Local restaurants offer their takes on gooey comfort food
January 9, 2014
Being deep into the throes of winter, there may not be a better time of year to munch down a grilled cheese and dunk it into a bowl of soup. Here’s how six local restaurants serve the classic sandwich. By Elliot Hughes
Opinion: No room for gun compromise
January 9, 2014
Here is what he said: “ … all constitutional rights are regulated, always have been, and need to be.”
Opinion: Iraq sliding under Iranian influence
January 9, 2014
Four years ago, al-Qaida appeared to have been destroyed in Iraq. This week, fighters from the group captured Fallujah, a city where hundreds of Americans were killed or wounded in the last decade fighting the jihadists. How did this stunning reversal of fortune happen?
Editorial: Not good enough
Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades — not on city-financed construction projects.
January 9, 2014
Considering all the attention that has been focused on the developer of Rock Chalk Park and the unusual no-bid contract he negotiated with the city of Lawrence, it’s hard to believe that everyone involved with this project doesn’t understand that this project is — and should be — held to a higher standard than the average city construction project.
Fashion Column Twins: Dresses for winter
January 9, 2014
Even with the holidays behind us and a new year ahead, there’s still room for a little sparkle as we finish out the winter season. Whether it is a winter wedding you have to attend, a black-tie event, or even a small dinner party, it’s always a good idea to have a wintery dress in your wardrobe.
Mrs. Mass.: Brits is royally good
January 9, 2014
It takes no stretch of the imagination to see how British culture has had an effect on American culture. Have you heard of the shows “Downton Abbey” and “Doctor Who”? Or perhaps that little group called The Beatles rings a bell?
This year is blooming with ‘purple’ magic
January 9, 2014
Pantone has revealed the official 2014 color of the year as Radiant Orchid, the color that should be warmly welcomed into the home, wardrobe and beauty regime.
Firebirds win LHS invite
January 9, 2014
Despite nearly a month between meets due to winter break, Free State High’s boys swimming team showed no signs of a layoff. The Firebirds won all 11 swimming events and cruised to a team title at the five-team Lawrence Invitational on Wednesday at Lawrence High.