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Baylor women bring ‘angst’ to Allen Fieldhouse
January 18, 2014
There’s never really a good time to go up against Baylor University’s women’s basketball team. By Benton Smith
One person seriously injured after bullet passes through apartment wall
January 18, 2014
One person sustained serious injuries after a domestic dispute at a Lawrence apartment complex ended in gunfire Saturday night. Police spokesman Trent McKinley said the victim’s injuries are “serious, but likely not life-threatening” after a firearm was discharged during a domestic dispute inside an apartment around 9:40 p.m. Saturday at Peppertree Apartments, 3100 W 22nd St.
Notebook: Embiid’s succes no surprise to Self
January 18, 2014
Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid nearly recorded a triple-double in the Jayhawks’ home win against Oklahoma State. By Gary Bedore
Family guy: Tharpe excels with mother, brothers watching KU’s home victory
January 18, 2014
Lori Tharpe was beaming with pride after watching her son, Naadir, play so well in a Kansas win over Oklahoma State during her first game at Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Column: Bench pushes Kansas to victory over Oklahoma State
January 18, 2014
Andrew Wiggins and Perry Ellis, the Kansas University basketball team’s two leading scorers, warmed the bench more than the nets in Saturday afternoon’s 80-78 survival victory against Oklahoma State in Allen Fieldhouse. With good reason, Self showed a great deal of confidence in his bench. By Tom Keegan
Cowboys lose emotional game at Kansas
January 18, 2014
Despite a combined six technical fouls being called during 15th-ranked Kansas University’s 80-78 victory over No. 9 Oklahoma State on Saturday, neither KU coach Bill Self nor Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford believed there was anything nasty about Saturday’s classic Big 12 showdown in Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait
Lawrence debate teams place in state championships
January 18, 2014
Lawrence High School placed third in the four-speaker division of the Kansas 6A state debate tournament. Free State High School’s Alex Houston and Hannah Moran advanced to the final 16 before being eliminated. By Peter Hancock
Lecompton residents pack town hall meeting on post office
January 18, 2014
A clear solution eludes Lecompton residents seeking to keep the town’s post office.
Kansas legislators mull death penalty appeal changes
January 18, 2014
Supporters of the Kansas death penalty law are pushing a measure that would shorten the time inmates have to file their appeals through the Kansas Supreme Court, a move borne out of frustration by some who want the state to get on with carrying out the sentences in a timely manner.
Feds deny Kansas’ bid to tighten voter registration
January 18, 2014
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission found Friday that heightened proof-of-citizenship requirements likely would hinder eligible citizens from voting in federal elections, handing down a ruling that denied requests from Kansas, Arizona and Georgia to modify the registration form for their residents.
Wind advisory precedes sunny, warm Sunday
January 18, 2014
Douglas County faces a windy Saturday with gusts of up to 40 mph, giving way to an unusually warm January Sunday.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 17
January 18, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, Jan. 17.
LHS girls lament missed chances
January 18, 2014
It’s always easy after the final horn sounds to look back at a game with a fine-toothed comb and nitpick about all of the things that could have gone differently. By Matt Tait
Super subs spark Free State boys in OT
January 18, 2014
On a Friday night when two Free State High boys basketball starters couldn’t escape the referees’ whistles, a pair of Firebirds substitutes delivered the biggest plays of overtime at Olathe Northwest. By Benton Smith
FSHS girls survive charge, edge Olathe Northwest
January 18, 2014
There was a point earlier this season when a dissipating lead in the fourth quarter would have sent Free State High’s girls basketball players into panic mode. By Benton Smith
Slipping away: LHS boys squander lead, fall to Olathe East
January 18, 2014
With less than a minute to play and Lawrence High leading by three, the Lions had the Olathe East Hawks right where they wanted them in a battle of top-five-ranked Sunflower League boys basketball foes Friday night at LHS. But the heat of the moment turned red into green, and the Lions fell, 63-57, in overtime. By Matt Tait
Packers QB Rodgers to visit Allen for KU-OSU
January 18, 2014
Former Super Bowl MVP and current Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers spent Friday in Lawrence, the precursor to today’s main event — No. 15 Kansas vs. No. 9 Oklahoma State at 3 p.m. at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait
Column: Top foes bring out Andrew Wiggins’ best
January 18, 2014
In projecting an athlete’s worthiness for a promotion to the next level — be it for a college scholarship, an advancement from the minors to the majors in baseball, a jump to the NFL or NBA — statistics are best used as a tool, not as gospel or as a crutch. By Tom Keegan
Can Kansas prevent flippin’ repeat?
January 18, 2014
Something mighty significant has to happen for Marcus Smart to get the opportunity to perform an encore backflip this afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
25 years ago: City soon to close on riverfront mall deal
January 18, 2014
City commissioners were working their way through a “flurry of paperwork.”
100 years ago: Successful young J-W printer to move to Chicago
January 18, 2014
“He did such good work that one increase in salary followed another.”
Veritas girls lose tourney finale
January 18, 2014
Veritas Christian’s girls basketball team closed out the Braymer Invitational with a 65-54 loss to the Richmond (Mo.) junior varsity squad in the tournament’s fifth-place game.
Hosmer, Hochevar, Bonifacio agree on Royals contracts
January 18, 2014
The Royals agreed to one-year deals Friday with first baseman Eric Hosmer, right-hander Luke Hochevar and utilityman Emilio Bonifacio to avoid going to arbitration.
Letter: Honoring MLK
January 18, 2014
Martin Luther King Jr. was an American icon whose legacy many of us choose to honor by volunteering in our communities. King was a man who taught the world that passivity does not make a better community — active, concerned citizens are the ones to enact change.
Letter: Constitutional choice
January 18, 2014
Things don’t change as much as you think. Original Kansans emigrated from the cities and towns of the East where 19th Century politics were dominated by bosses. The Kansas Constitution was written by people who distrusted politicians. Accordingly, that constitution restricts the powers of the governor and the legislature.
Keegan honored as Kansas sportswriter of the year
January 18, 2014
Lawrence Journal-World Sports Editor Tom Keegan has been named the Kansas sportswriter of the year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association for the second year in a row.
Opinion: Gates reveals Obama’s lack of faith in policy
January 18, 2014
By early 2011, writes former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, he had concluded that President Obama “doesn’t believe in his own (Afghanistan) strategy, and doesn’t consider the war to be his.”
Saturday Column: How will history look back on the Obama years?
January 18, 2014
Twenty-five or 50 years from now, what will knowledgeable observers say about what happened to the United States during the “Obama years”?
Lawrence women find new challenge in Mt. Kilimanjaro
January 18, 2014
Finishing an Ironman triathlon versus summiting the world’s tallest free-standing peak? Both difficult, but totally different, say two Lawrence women who can now compare the two. By Sara Shepherd
40 years ago: Liquor-by-the-drink defeated again
January 18, 2014
The amendment had fallen 20 votes short of adoption today in the Kansas House.
Haskell men win in two OTs
January 18, 2014
Haskell Indian Nations University’s men’s basketball team outlasted Central Baptist, 109-106, in double overtime behind 33 points from Stand Lovato.
Clothier paces LHS wrestlers
January 18, 2014
Alan Clothier highlighted the first day of the Newton Tournament Friday for the Lawrence High wrestling team by going 3-0 and advancing to finals of the 182-pound weight class bracket today.
Haskell women claim 65-52 win
January 18, 2014
Jenine Coriz and Keli Warrior combined for 33 points and 14 rebounds to guide Haskell Indian Nation’s University past Central Baptist, 65-52, in women’s college basketball on Friday.
Baldwin girls fall, but boys top Spring Hill
January 18, 2014
Baldwin High lost a tough back-and-forth girls basketball game to Spring Hill on Friday, 52-50, when the Broncos outscored the Bulldogs 13-3 in the final three minutes.
Kansas RB Sims in all-star game
January 18, 2014
Let the showcase begin. Kansas University senior James Sims, a running back from Irving, Texas, who was the Jayhawks’ leading rusher during all four years of his college career, will play for the National squad in today’s NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, which will be televised live on ESPN2 at 5 p.m. from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
Police department battles generational shifts in attracting, keeping new officers
January 18, 2014
The task of finding new officers is changing the career-planning habits of potential recruits change.
KU freshmen win tennis debuts
January 18, 2014
Kansas University freshmen Morgan Barnhill and Caroline Henderson won their collegiate debuts as KU opened its spring tennis season at the Purdue Inivitational.