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Baldwin boys beat Osawatomie; girls tumble
January 30, 2014
Chad Berg scored 14 points, Quinn Twombly 13 and Michael Burton 10 to lead Baldwin past Osawatomie, 55-44, on Thursday night in high school boys basketball.
Royals, Chen agree to $4.25M deal
January 30, 2014
Left-hander Bruce Chen got his wish Thursday, agreeing to a $4.25 million, one-year contract to return to the Kansas City Royals, where he has spent the past five seasons.
Lawrence girls upended in Emporia opener
January 30, 2014
Lawrence High’s girls basketball team staked Topeka High to an 11-point first-quarter lead and fell, 49-35, on Thursday night in the first round of the Emporia Glacier’s Edge Tournament.
Juco coach relishes trifecta
Kansas football establishes pipeline
January 30, 2014
Hartnell Community College football coach Matt Collins has been involved with junior-college coaching for nearly two decades, but the recent recruiting process provided him with a new experience. By Matt Tait
Cold snap: Firebirds start hot, but fall, 51-42, in Winter Classic
January 30, 2014
Everything clicked in the first half for Free State High’s girls basketball team. But in an instant, it all changed. By Bobby Nightengale
Artist Trey Songz shows up to support pal Frank Mason
January 30, 2014
Singer, songwriter, rapper and actor Trey Songz, who is used to performing under pressure, had some words of advice for buddy Frank Mason before Wednesday’s Kansas University-Iowa State basketball game in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 30
January 30, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thursday, Jan. 30.
Traffic lights installed at K-10, Sixth Street interchange
January 30, 2014
The Kansas Department of Transportation announced that as of Jan. 24, all traffic signals are now in place at the Kansas Highway 10 and Sixth Street interchange in west Lawrence.
Bike Across Kansas opens registration
January 30, 2014
Registration for the 40th annual Biking Across Kansas bicycle tour is now open, event organizers announced.
Slice of Ag’ event shows students where food comes from
January 30, 2014
Fourth-graders from throughout Douglas County got to learn where food really comes from, including all the ingredients in a slice of pizza, during the Douglas County Extension Service’s 14th annual “Slice of Ag” program at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. By Peter Hancock
Study links fitness with academic performance
January 30, 2014
Does physical exercise make kids smarter? Results of a recent Kansas-based study suggest the answer may be yes. Researchers from two state agencies say they cannot prove definitively that exercise and physical fitness make kids smarter. But results of a new study suggest a strong correlation between children’s physical fitness and their performance on reading and math tests.By Peter Hancock
Kansas: Feds allowing last part of Medicaid overhaul
January 30, 2014
Kansas officials say they’ll move ahead with the last part of an overhaul of the state’s Medicaid program after receiving permission from the federal government.
Weather Service: Freezing drizzle, light snow on the way
January 30, 2014
Freezing drizzle and light snow is on tap for Friday morning’s drive to school and work.
Garmin co-founder gives $1 million to KU engineering school
January 30, 2014
Min Kao, executive chairman and co-founder of Olathe-based Garmin Ltd., gave $1 million to the Kansas University School of Engineering. The gift will establish new scholarships for engineering students and create the Min Kao Engineering Design Studios.By Ben Unglesbee
Lawrence-based Wicked may shift high-speed broadband project from Lawrence
January 30, 2014
Officials with Lawrence-based Wicked Broadband said they are reaching out to cities as far west as Salina and as far east as Columbia, Mo., about partnering to build a broadband network that would equal the speeds of what Google Fiber is offering in Kansas City. By Chad Lawhorn
Community members encouraged to post health-related success stories to new website
January 30, 2014
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department and the Kansas University Work Group for Community Health and Development launched a new website Thursday — healthydouglascounty.org — where users can track how well the county is doing toward meeting the goals outlined in the 2013 community health plan, Roadmap to a Healthier Douglas County.
Lawrence murder suspect expected back in Kansas by weekend
03:07 p.m., January 30, 2014 Updated 03:29 p.m.
The defense attorney for the 19-year-old woman accused of killing a 52-year-old Lawrence man said that she waived extradition in a Florida court today and will be returned to Kansas “today or tomorrow.”
New KU business accelerator will help students turn ideas into startups
January 30, 2014
The KU Catalyst, a joint project between the School of Business and the Bioscience Technology Business Center,or BTBC, will help provide students with workspace, mentoring and capital so they can create startups. By Ben Unglesbee
800 block of Massachusetts Street reopens
January 30, 2014
The northbound lane of the 800 block of Massachusetts Street is now open after being closed at times this week while city crews installed a water line going to a new business.
Eudora interviews McLouth school chief
January 30, 2014
McLouth school district Superintendent Steve Splichal is the third and final candidate being interviewed for the superintendent’s job in Eudora. By Peter Hancock
Two Lawrence residents reappointed by Brownback to state boards
January 30, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback has reappointed two Lawrence residents to state boards.
Johnson County officials seek to remove redbelly, smooth earth snakes from state’s threatened list
January 30, 2014
Johnson County officials on Thursday urged legislators to remove two snakes — the redbelly and smooth earth — from state protection. By Scott Rothschild
Antique motorcycle show coming to Lawrence on Sunday
January 30, 2014
Motorcycles of all makes and models will be on display Sunday in Lawrence, when the Santa Fe Trail chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America hosts its fifth annual Mid-Winter Vintage Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet.
Investigation reveals Lawrence High School threats not credible; one student faces discipline
09:21 a.m., January 30, 2014 Updated 02:52 p.m.
Lawrence police are investigating a report of threatening remarks allegedly made by two Lawrence High students this morning.
Lions rally for City Showdown wrestling rout of Firebirds
January 30, 2014
Lawrence High’s Johnny Drake wasn’t going to let anything stand in his way during Wednesday night’s City Showdown. Not even a black eye and a busted lip. By Bobby Nightengale
Our Town Sports for Jan. 30
January 30, 2014
A weekly roundup of local events, results and opportunities.
Pembroke sweeps Seabury
January 30, 2014
Regan Zaremba scored a career-high 15 points, and Reilly Malone had 10 points and 10 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Seabury Academy’s girls basketball team from falling to Pembroke Hill, 62-35, on Wednesday night.
QB Frankie Seurer to walk on to KU football
January 30, 2014
According to his Twitter account, Frankie Seurer, the son of former Kansas great Frank Seurer, will join the Jayhawks as a walk-on quarterback. By Matt Tait
Notebook: Cliff Alexander, Kelly Oubre both chosen as McDonald’s All-Americans
January 30, 2014
Kansas University basketball signees Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre will play in the 2014 McDonald’s All-America game on April 2 in Chicago’s United Center. By Gary Bedore
Column: Naadir Tharpe steering ever-improving Jayhawks
January 30, 2014
No matter how hot your primary scorer might sizzle — and make no mistake, Andrew Wiggins played a terrific game Monday night versus Iowa State in Allen Fieldhouse — you don’t consistently win tough games without a tough point guard steering it to the finish line. Junior Naadir Tharpe, Kansas University’s first-year starter, has blossomed into just that. By Tom Keegan
25 years ago: SRS workers experiencing job stress
January 30, 2014
“I didn’t know what stress was until I hit this job.”
100 years ago: KU Orchestra grows in reputation
January 30, 2014
“The University Orchestra is now in its eleventh season and is well known to the music lovers of the state….”
Area bands to compete for Wakarusa Festival slot
January 30, 2014
The Lawrence-born festival can only host one competitor from the Waka Winter Classic. Who’s it going to be?
Off the Beaten Plate: Honey Fried Bananas at Little Saigon Cafe
January 30, 2014
It’s almost like they’ve disguised the banana by turning it into a fritter dessert with a delicious candy-like coating.
Interfaith Academy Project encourages guests to embrace diversity
January 30, 2014
Muslims, Christians and Jews can come together to learn about their commonalities beginning this week at a series of multicultural lectures organized by the Dialogue Institute of the Southwest.
Editorial: College value
The absence of any Kansas universities on The Princeton Review’s ‘best value’ list should spur some soul searching among state leaders.
January 30, 2014
Perhaps it should be of note, if not concern, that no college or university in Kansas made this year’s list of “best value” colleges as compiled by The Princeton Review.
Opinion: Florida not the only gun-crazy state
January 30, 2014
Doug Varrieur likes to shoot. Problem is, it’s 25 miles to the nearest range, where they charge $45 an hour. What’s a gun enthusiast to do? Lucky for him, Varrieur lives in Florida. Problem solved. Just erect a makeshift range in the back yard and fire away. It’s perfectly legal. Re-read that if you want. It’s just as nutty the second time around.
Fix-It Chick: Repair a burst waterline
January 30, 2014
With so many choices on the market today, choosing which product to use when repairing a broken water line may be the most difficult part of the job.
Style Scout: Ashley Tini
January 30, 2014
Describe your style: My mother always said “bohemian class.”
Style Scout: Spencer Ward
January 30, 2014
Tell us a secret: I want to rock a skirt before the trend is over.
Opinion: IRS issue may bring down ACA
January 30, 2014
Someone you probably are not familiar with has filed a suit you probably have not heard about concerning a four-word phrase you should know about. The suit could blow to smithereens something everyone has heard altogether too much about, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (hereafter, ACA).
Mrs. Mass.: Englewood Florist is a master of the bouquet
January 30, 2014
If I had my way, I’d have fresh flowers in my home year-round.
Garden Variety: Know the meanings of different flowers
January 30, 2014
Roses, chocolate and paper pulp are not the only horticultural elements that have claims to Valentine’s Day. Here are some others and what they mean.
A couples guide to Valentines Day
January 30, 2014
Get some tips from three Lawrence couples on thrifty and luxurious ways to celebrate an often pressurized holiday.
Fashion Column Twins: Picking out the right Valentine’s Day dress for you
January 30, 2014
Tips to help you find the perfect Valentine’s Day dress
Off the Beaten Buy: Solve your single problems with a deck of cards
January 30, 2014
This deck of cards offers you 52 ways to find your true love.
Lawrence Arts Center hosting annual Souper Bowl
January 30, 2014
Get your homemade artisanal bowls, soup included.
January Final Friday Preview: New year, new venues
January 30, 2014
The new year brings a number of new venues for Final Friday art lovers.
40 years ago: LHS students settling in for new semester
January 30, 2014
In Art Sloan’s fantasy and fairy tale class, students were beginning their first major project of reading J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.”