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Charlie Weis: Harwell led even as he sat out
January 12, 2014
There will come a day when the questions people ask about Kansas University wide receiver Nick Harwell are focused solely on whether he can catch the football and make plays on the field. By Matt Tait
Column: Defense will be tested by ISU
January 12, 2014
Nothing in Allen Fieldhouse beats the crescendo inspired by a defensive possession that ends with a shot-clock violation. As with the triple in baseball, the noise precedes the completion of the play. It doesn’t, as with the home run, start when the play ends. By Tom Keegan
Scene of the crime: Hostile Hilton awaits KU
January 12, 2014
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self fondly remembers the day a slump-ridden Elijah Johnson exploded for 39 points in an 108-96 overtime victory at Iowa State. By Gary Bedore
KU golfer 10th in amateur event
January 12, 2014
Kansas University women’s golfer Minami Levonowich shot a 1-over par 73 Saturday to tie for 10th at the Harder Hall Women’s Invitational at the Harder Hall Golf Club.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 12
January 12, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Sunday, Jan. 12.
Two arrested in connection to armed robbery of an apartment Sunday
January 12, 2014
Lawrence police arrested two suspects in connection to a Sunday afternoon armed robbery of an apartment on the 3100 block of Ousdahl Road.
Jingle Jog raises funds, items for three local organizations
January 12, 2014
The annual Jingle Jog fundraising event in December raised more than $1,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence and additional donations for two other local organizations, according to organizer Don “Red Dog” Gardner.
Lawrence officials to discuss traffic impact of new K-10 interchange
January 12, 2014
City officials will meet with Lawrence residents Wednesday to discuss traffic concerns associated with the construction of a new interchange connecting Bob Billings Parkway and Kansas Highway 10.
Room inside Lawrence Senior Center to be dedicated to John “Jack” Connolly
January 12, 2014
A multipurpose room inside the Lawrence Senior Center will be renamed and dedicated to John “Jack” Connolly, a Lawrence resident who passed away in September 2013.
Construction worker life-flighted after fall from roof of Lawrence home
January 12, 2014
A LifeStar helicopter transported a construction worker to Stormont-Vail HealthCare in Topeka on Sunday afternoon after he fell from the roof of a home in northwest Lawrence.
Lawrence graduation rates still show racial, economic disparities
January 12, 2014
The percentage of students who graduate high school on time has been inching up in Lawrence and throughout the state, but racial minorities and students from low-income families lag far behind. The Lawrence school board will examine those trends when it meets Monday night. By Peter Hancock
Opinion: Government makes selective intrusions
January 12, 2014
Marlise Munoz was 33 when she died. She was at home when she collapsed from an apparent blood clot in her lungs. It was an hour or more before her husband Erick found her. He says doctors pronounced her brain dead, though. John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, citing privacy concerns, has declined to confirm that diagnosis.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 11
January 12, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, Jan. 11.
FSHS swimming 2nd at SMNW
January 12, 2014
Free State High swimmers Canaan Campbell and Josh Terrell each won two events to push the Firebirds boys to a second-place finish on Saturday at the Shawnee Mission Northwest Invitational.
KU swimming begins winter training trip
January 12, 2014
Kansas University’s swimming and diving team began its annual training trip with victories over Rollins College (202-55) and the University of Tampa (195.5-61.5)on Saturday.
FSHS wrestlers sixth at SMS
January 12, 2014
Free State’s Sam Skwarlo placed second in the 170-pound weight class, and the Firbirds’ wrestling team took sixth among 15 schools Saturday at the Shawnee Mission South Invitational.
Top juco RB to visit KU
January 12, 2014
Junior College All-American De’Andre Mann, a standout running back at Hartnell College in Salinas, Calif., has scheduled an official visit with Kansas University for the weekend of Jan. 17. By Matt Tait
Veritas girls beat Sunrise, 50-47
January 12, 2014
Veritas Christian’s girls basketball team built a 20-point third-quarter lead and held on for a 50-47 victory over Wichita Sunrise on Saturday. Tori Huslig led Veritas with 20 points.
LHS boys earn long-awaited win vs. Rockhurst
January 12, 2014
Lawrence High’s boys basketball players had revenge on their minds. Over the last three seasons, the Lions had lost to Rockhurst (Mo.) by a combined 59 points in three games. However, LHS decided it was time for a change Saturday as it dominated in the fourth quarter on its way to a 71-64 victory, topping Missouri’s defending 5A state champions.
25 years ago: New ‘go-anywhere hand-held cellular phone’ weighs in at 27 ounces
January 12, 2014
“Turn drive time into the most productive part of your business day!”
Roadwork: Construction planned this week
January 12, 2014
City construction projects are now mapped at lawks.us/construction-map.
Quilter, historian receives grant to create storytelling quilts
January 12, 2014
Textile artist Marla Jackson has received a grant from Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area to fund a series of storytelling quilts.
City to consider nearly $1 million land purchase for solid waste facility
January 12, 2014
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday will consider spending nearly $1 million to purchase an approximately 11-acre site along the Kansas Turnpike to house the city’s solid waste division and fleet of trash trucks. By Chad Lawhorn
Opinion: Case examines presidential powers
January 12, 2014
Constitutional arguments that seem as dry as dust can have momentous consequences. On Monday, the Supreme Court’s nine fine minds will hear oral arguments about the meaning of “the” and “happen.” What they decide could advance the urgent project of reining in rampant executive power.
KU’s Hawk Points try to focus lobbying efforts through alumni
January 12, 2014
Starting in the fall, Kansas University and the KU Alumni Association have started disseminating focused, bullet-pointed messages to its of volunteers with Jayhawks for Higher Education. Their hope is that alumni spread the university’s message throughout the state.By Ben Unglesbee
Who’s tweeting under the Dome #ksleg
January 12, 2014
There is a whole tweeting army under the Statehouse dome when the session is underway that provides information on what is being done in committees, what was overheard in the hallway and what the governor is up to. By Scott Rothschild
40 years ago: City using record amounts of de-icing materials during recent cold snap
January 12, 2014
Lawrence experienced a near-record low of 12 below zero this morning.
Documentary on East Hill Singers prison choir to air on PBS
January 12, 2014
“Conducting Hope” will be featured on Kansas City Public Television, airing on January 12, at 3 p.m.
Lawrence legislators sum up priorities for the upcoming legislative session
January 12, 2014
Here is a summary of what Lawrence legislators say they will focus on this session.
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Grime time is prime time at the car wash
January 12, 2014
Think about this for a moment: Our vehicles are kind of the rolling billboards of Lawrence. After all, visitors passing through town likely will see far more cars than people while they are in the city. Right about now, after more than a week’s worth of winter slime and grime, our billboards seem to be advertising a margarita beach party gone bad: salt and ice everywhere and sand in places it shouldn’t be. By Chad Lawhorn
Funding of higher education, bioscience raising serious concerns
January 12, 2014
The fight over higher education funding was one of the most bruising in the last legislative session and promises to be again. And related to higher education funding cuts, alarms are being raised over the diminished role of the Kansas Bioscience Authority. By Scott Rothschild
Theatre Lawrence to hold auditions for ‘Other Desert Cities’
January 12, 2014
Theatre Lawrence is holding auditions for Jon Robin Baitz drama “Other Desert Cities” at 7 p.m. Monday.
Local officials begging Legislature to do no harm
January 12, 2014
Cities, counties, and school districts living downstream from the decisions of the Kansas Legislature have one major request as the 2014 session starts: Stop. By Scott Rothschild
Issues that will dominate the 2014 legislative session
January 12, 2014
Here are some of issues that will be debated during the session:
Writer, iconoclast, ‘creative observer’: Celebrating 100 years of William S. Burroughs
January 12, 2014
The Lawrence Arts Center will feature Burroughs artistic life works in an exhibit in honor of the 100th birthday of literary genius, artist and social critic.
100 years ago: KU chemist predicts use of ‘oil made from corn’
January 12, 2014
“‘The cheapness of corn oil suggests the possibility of wise economy in substituting it in place of the more expensive oils….’”
Behind the Lens: Cold-weather photo becomes a hot-ticket item for other newspapers
January 12, 2014
Like the shy, quiet child who surprises you with an over-the-top performance in a school play, some photographs can surprise you with their moment in the spotlight. A recent photograph of mine did just that, going viral within 24 hours.
Volunteer spearheads BackSnack Brain Food Book Drive to benefit low income children
January 12, 2014
Every Friday, the 40 students in Kennedy Elementary School’s Nutrition Club go home with backpacks filled with Harvesters BackSnacks, which contain food for these children from low-income homes to eat over the weekend. Community volunteer and education advocate Nathan Hutchcraft wants to make sure the backpacks are stocked with fuel for the students’ brains, too. So he is organizing a communitywide children’s book drive to benefit the United Way of Douglas County’s BackSnack Brain Food program.
Editorial: Dress code
An effort to set behavior and dress standards for interns in the Kansas Legislature appears to have taken a good idea too far.
January 12, 2014
Serving as an intern in the Kansas Legislature should be a learning experience, and learning how to dress and act in a professional way is a legitimate part of that education.