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New Dolphins GM an LHS grad
January 26, 2014
In their fitful, laborious search for a general manager, the Miami Dolphins finally found someone to say yes: Dennis Hickey.
KU youth served in win over TCU
January 26, 2014
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self presented an amazing statistic to staff members after examining the box score following Saturday’s 91-69 victory over TCU at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas. By Gary Bedore
Column: Buddies at LCC predict big year for Gary Woodland
January 26, 2014
Gary Woodland’s late fade down the leaderboard did nothing to dull local golfers’ enthusiasm about his prospects for making this his season on the PGA Tour. By Tom Keegan
Good genes: Piper, Manning team up again
Former Jayhawks’ daughters reunite at Free State High
January 26, 2014
Danny Manning and Chris Piper made quite an impact on the history of basketball in Lawrence after winning a national championship at Kansas University in 1988. What they could not have realized after cutting down the nets in Kansas City’s Kemper Arena in 1988 is that their legacies would continue through their daughters at Free State High a couple of decades later. By Chris Duderstadt
Wind advisory issued for Douglas County
January 26, 2014
A wind advisory warning has been issued for Douglas and several counties by the National Weather Service.
Brush fire in Douglas County largely under control
January 26, 2014
Douglas County dispatchers are reporting a large brush fire has reached Kansas Highway 10 between Lawrence and Eudora.
Missing 19-year-old found alive in Florida with homicide victim’s car
05:55 p.m., January 26, 2014 Updated 06:40 p.m.
Sarah Brooke Gonzales McLinn, a 19-year-old Lawrence woman missing for more than a week, has been found in Florida, according to the Lawrence Police Department.
After road win, Jayhawks play ball with Special Olympians
January 26, 2014
With the way the Kansas University men’s basketball players were behaving at certain times Sunday afternoon, you’d have thought one of them had just nailed a winning buzzer-beater or posterized an opponent with a crushing dunk.
Mother of missing Lawrence 19-year-old issues statement: ‘Sarah is a victim’
04:28 p.m., January 26, 2014 Updated 04:47 p.m.
The mother of missing 19-year-old Sarah Brook Gonzales McLinn now says there may have been more than one person involved in the homicide of a 52-year-old man whose body was discovered inside the Southwest Lawrence home he and McLinn shared.
KU professor appointed executive editor of Ugandan newspaper
January 26, 2014
Malcolm Gibson, a retired Kansas University journalism professor, is a self-proclaimed “Africanist.” He traveled to the continent in 1969, ‘71 and ‘93. He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, interviewed Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg and hitchhiked over much of east Africa, finding stories along the way. Starting next month, Gibson will fulfill a lifelong dream of living in the place that he has studied, traveled and adored. By Nikki Wentling
Opinion: Key King quotes often overlooked
January 26, 2014
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. Sometimes, you get the feeling that’s the only King quote conservatives know. They can’t quote what he said about unions: “We can all get more together than we can apart.”
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 25
January 26, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, Jan. 25.
HINU women win pair of weekend games
January 26, 2014
The Haskell Indian Nations University women’s basketball team won a pair of games Friday and Saturday at HINU.
FSHS wrestlers ninth at Paola
January 26, 2014
Colton Steele placed third at 160 pounds, and Sam Skwarlo was third at 170 as Free State High’s wrestling team finished ninth among 16 schools Saturday at the Paola Tournament.
LHS wrestling sixth at BVNW Invitational
January 26, 2014
Alan Clothier took first place in the 182-pound weight class, and the Lawrence High wrestling team took sixth on Saturday at the 18-team Blue Valley Northwest Invitational.
Area basketball roundup: BHS boys defend at home tourney
January 26, 2014
The Baldwin High School boys basketball team edged Augusta on Saturday to win its home invitational for the second year in a row.
Veritas boys beat Cair Paravel; girls lose
January 26, 2014
Chad Stieben scored 21 points to lead Veritas Christian’s boys basketball team past Topeka Cair Paravel on Saturday.
Seabury boys win Immaculata tourney
January 26, 2014
Mikey Wycoff scored 19 points, and Thomas Uhler pulled down 11 rebounds to lead Seabury Academy’s boys basketball team past Kansas City Christian, 60-49, on Saturday for the championship of the Immaculata Raider Invitational.
Firebirds boys take McPherson tourney title
January 26, 2014
Free State High’s boys basketball team won the 50th annual McPherson Invitational Tournament on Saturday by defeating Shawnee Mission East, 51-45, in a game that went down to the wire.
KU swimmers win everything at meet; sophomore sets record
January 26, 2014
Kansas University’s swimming and diving team placed first in every event against Arkansas-Little Rock on Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.
Notebook: Self says some players flop, others ‘sell’ fouls
January 26, 2014
KU coach Self most certainly does give a flip that there’s been a lot of flopping going on in college basketball this season. By Gary Bedore
LHS boys snare Topeka crown
January 26, 2014
Justin Roberts hit the second of two free throws with 3.4 seconds left, and Lawrence High beat Highland Park, 48-47, to win the Topeka Invitational Tournament. By Bobby Nightengale
Not this time: Kansas dominates in return to TCU
January 26, 2014
Fans in TCU’s student section brought signs reminding Kansas University’s basketball players of last year’s famous flop in Fort Worth. There would be no need for any such fan ridicule — or coach criticism — following the 2013-14 rematch at sold-out Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The Jayhawks rolled to 53 first-half points in a 91-69 rout of the Horned Frogs that silenced anybody in a record crowd of 7,494 who might have been hoping for a repeat of last February’s monumental upset.
40 years ago: County may lose federal road funds
January 26, 2014
The Federal Highways Act of 1973 required roads on the secondary system to be designated “rural major collector routes.”
25 years ago: LHS students weigh in on second high school decision
January 26, 2014
Although the school would not be ready until 1992 at the earliest, current LHS students felt they had a stake in the issue.
Roadwork: Construction planned this week
January 26, 2014
City construction projects are now mapped at
Some high school course fees may be eliminated
January 26, 2014
The Lawrence school board will consider eliminating fees charged for high school introductory elective courses. The board will decide that issue when it meets at 7 p.m. Monday. By Peter Hancock
Residents petition for affordable grocery store in former Borders space
January 26, 2014
A resident-led effort has emerged to attract an affordable, full-service grocery store to the former Borders building downtown. The site, 700 New Hampshire St., lies at the center of a federally designated food desert. By Sara Shepherd
Opinion: The vulgar State of the Union circus
January 26, 2014
As undignified as it is unedifying and unnecessary, the vulgar State of the Union circus is again at our throats. The document that the Constitutional Convention sent forth from Philadelphia for ratification in 1787 was just 4,543 words long, but this was 17 too many. America would be a sweeter place if the Framers had not included this laconic provision pertaining to the president: “He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union.”
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Taking count of lives taken
January 26, 2014
There have been four homicides in the last seven months in Lawrence, for those of you who are counting. Most of you, by the way, aren’t counting. That became real obvious this week as I roamed the city trying to gauge how residents are reacting to our little bubble of tranquility being burst. What’s that? You hadn’t heard about our little bubble of tranquility either. Chad Lawhorn
100 years ago: Smallpox could be eradicated through vaccination, Kansas health official says
January 26, 2014
“‘There is no doubt in my mind that smallpox could be entirely stamped out….’”
Davis running against Brownback … and Obama
January 26, 2014
Likely Democratic Party candidate for governor Paul Davis will be running against incumbent Republican Sam Brownback in the November election, but it may seem like Davis is also running against President Barack Obama. By Scott Rothschild
Editorial: Judicial role
The Kansas governor and legislators properly respond to the changing political wishes of the people, but the state’s judicial branch serves a different role.
January 26, 2014
The checks and balances provided by the three branches of government have served our state and nation well. There is a natural tension among the executive, legislative and judicial branches that serves to keep the power of any single branch from gaining too much control.
Woodland takes one-shot lead at Farmers
January 26, 2014
Gary Woodland didn’t have to overpower the par 5s to take the lead at Torrey Pines. Woodland, a former Kansas University golfer, found his five birdies elsewhere Saturday on another tough day of scoring on the South Course for a 2-under 70, giving him a one-shot lead over 20-year-old Jordan Spieth and Marc Leishman of Australia going into the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open.
Make More Love exhibit explores the many realms of affection
January 26, 2014
Leaving it up to the community entirely to decide, people of all ages contribute love-inspired work to the Percolator Artspace.
City to set fees for Vermont Street parking garage, eliminate some free parking at N.H. garage
January 26, 2014
City commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting will consider a proposal that would eliminate the free, 10-hour parking that currently exists on the roof level of the city’s parking garage in the 900 block of New Hampshire Street. But commissioners also will consider at least temporarily allowing free parking on the roof level of the new Vermont Street parking garage that is being built next to the expanded Lawrence Public Library. By Chad Lawhorn
Lobbying email from KU administrator raises eyebrows
January 26, 2014
A memo from a Kansas University administrator asking faculty and staff to “check in” before speaking with lawmakers caught the eye of a national group and raised concerns among some faculty who worried it was an effort to control their speech. By Ben Unglesbee
Local chef helps school cafeteria workers hone their skills
January 26, 2014
Rick Martin, a Lawrence-area chef and former culinary arts teacher in the Eudora school district, is now giving professional development for the Lawrence district’s food service workers. The district has set up a new test kitchen at the former Wakarusa Valley School to give them a place to learn and practice. By Peter Hancock
Prolific local songwriter Katlyn Conroy takes on new projects, European tour
January 26, 2014
Cowboy Indian Bear’s Katlyn Conroy has been an active artist in her native town of Lawrence for 10 years, developing and embracing the different sides of musician within her.