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Kansas softball 1-1 at final day of tournament
March 2, 2014
Kansas University softball concluded the Coach B Classic with a win and a loss on Sunday at Warner Park.
Kansas baseball routs HBU
March 2, 2014
Justin Protacio went 4-for-5 to lead Kansas University’s 18-hit effort in a 14-1, run-rule-shortened baseball victory over Houston Baptist on Sunday at QuikTrip Park.
KU has high hopes for OL Keyon Haughton
March 2, 2014
Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis isn’t afraid to share his expectations for mid-year junior-college transfer Keyon Haughton. By Bobby Nightengale
Hoops ‘junkie’: Senior Niko Roberts lives, breathes ball
March 2, 2014
Son of current KU assistant/former St. John’s head coach Norm Roberts, Niko Roberts has lived and breathed basketball at KU the last four seasons. By Gary Bedore
Column: At KU, confetti cannon overkill
March 2, 2014
If KU were to break out the confetti cannons and stage a full-bore celebration Wednesday, it would signal a step away from authentic and onto a slippery slope toward Hollywood. By Tom Keegan
Bill Self denies Marcus Smart’s net talk
March 2, 2014
Oklahoma State sophomore guard Marcus Smart caused quite a stir on Saturday night by saying one of the reasons he played so well against Kansas the second half was his desire to keep the Jayhawks from cutting down the nets in Gallagher-Iba Arena. By Gary Bedore
Royals edge Cubs, 5-3
March 2, 2014
Mike Moustakas homered twice, Eric Hosmer added three hits and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Sunday.
Lawrence roads expected to be in good shape Monday as temperatures drop
March 2, 2014
With the winter storm warning and all its snow in the past, Lawrence now must endure frigid temperatures, with wind-chill values falling as low as negative 19 degrees on Monday.
Kansas insurance boss Praeger speaks in Lawrence on Medicaid expansion
March 2, 2014
Kansas Insurance Commissioner and former mayor of Lawrence Sandy Praeger spoke to a group at the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence about the need for Kansas to expand Medicaid coverage Sunday morning.
Lawrence teenager identified as one of two victims in fatal Saturday crash
March 2, 2014
A crash 6 miles East of Baldwin City left two people dead Saturday evening.
Kansas advocates seek new protections for gays and lesbians in light of bill
March 2, 2014
Having won a key legislative fight with social conservatives in Kansas, gay rights advocates aren’t content with simply blocking a measure they said would have encouraged businesses and government workers to refuse to serve gays and lesbians in the name of religious freedom.
Opinion: Change is the new normal
March 2, 2014
President Clinton? Maybe, if Democratic voters have their way. While the Republican faithful are split between a number of contenders and not particularly enthusiastic about any of them, a new poll finds Democrats overwhelmingly united behind a Hillary Clinton candidacy for 2016. A commanding 82 percent of the party, according to the CBS News/New York Times poll, wants to see her run.
LHS, FSHS hoops sub-states set
March 2, 2014
Lawrence High’s boys basketball team was seeded third in its sub-state bracket and will get to play at least one more home game.
Haskell women fall in MCAC semis
March 2, 2014
The Haskell Indian Nations University women’s basketball team finished its season with a 72-44 loss to College of Saint Mary on Saturday in the north-division finals of the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament.
Baker women clinch HAAC title
March 2, 2014
The Baker University women’s basketball team captured an outright Heart of America Athletic Conference regular-season championship with a 62-50 victory on Saturday at Missouri Valley.
Veritas girls 5th at KCAA tourney
March 2, 2014
Tori Huslig had 23 points and 12 rebounds, and Veritas Christian’s girls basketball team team defeated Derby Invasion, 50-35, on Saturday for fifth place in the KCAA tournament.
KU baseball splits twinbill vs. Houston Baptist
March 2, 2014
Senior right-hander Frank Duncan tossed a two-hit shutout on Saturday night as Kansas University’s baseball team beat Houston Baptist, 5-0, to avenge its first loss of the season.
KU softball wins walkoff, shutout
March 2, 2014
Kansas University’s softball team took advantage of errors and errant pitches to pull out a 3-2 walk-off victory over Murray State on Saturday night at the Southern Illinois Coach B Classic.
KU swimming league runner-up
March 2, 2014
Kansas University sophomore Chelsie Miller followed up her historic Big 12 title in the 400 IM on Friday by adding a runner-up finish in the 1650-yard freestyle on Saturday at the league meet.
Dixon, Stigler win at Big 12 track
March 2, 2014
Kansas University senior Diamond Dixon and junior Michael Stigler earned individual Big 12 Championships as the KU track and field teams closed out the league’s indoor meet on Saturday.
Lions Clothier, Jones take state wrestling titles
March 2, 2014
Alan Clothier won the 182-pound state championship by a 2-1 decision over Shawnee Mission Northwest’s LaPhonso McKinnis on Saturday afternoon at Hartman Arena. By Bobby Nightengale
Notebook: Joel Embiid, Naadir Tharpe leave OSU banged up
March 2, 2014
Kansas University junior point guard Naadir Tharpe exited Gallagher-Iba Arena with a huge ice pack engulfing his entire left hand Saturday night. KU freshman center Joel Embiid needed to leave the game in the second half after re-injuring his back. By Gary Bedore
No reason to celebrate: Jayhawks lose at OSU, win Big 12 outright
March 2, 2014
This was not the way Kansas University’s basketball team envisioned wrapping up an undisputed 10th straight Big 12 Conference regular-season championship. By Gary Bedore
25 years ago: Protesters make last-ditch effort to save cottonwoods
March 2, 2014
Three of the protesters had climbed into the trees along the river’s south bank, and one man had chained himself to a tree trunk.
40 years ago: Letter-writer suggests restaurants separate smokers, nonsmokers
March 2, 2014
“Nothing spoils the taste of good food like cigarette smoke.”
Vargas effective for Royals
March 2, 2014
Jason Vargas pitched two scoreless innings in his Kansas City debut, and Alex Gordon doubled home two runs as the Royals beat the San Diego Padres, 7-3, in a game that was called after seven innings Saturday because of rain.
Roadwork: Construction planned this week
March 2, 2014
Construction projects listed are now available in a map format at http://lawks.us/construction-map.
Milton Wolf, Tea Party favorite, challenges GOP establishment
March 2, 2014
Milton Wolf is a Johnson County radiologist and a newcomer to politics. But with backing from national Tea Party groups, and exposure in conservative national media, he hopes to unseat longtime Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. By Peter Hancock
Roberts moves right in face of Tea Party challenge
March 2, 2014
Sen. Pat Roberts has served in Congress since 1981 and is now running for a third term in the Senate. But some believe he has changed recently in the face of a Tea Party challenger who says Roberts’ years of experience in Washington are a strike against him. By Peter Hancock
Letter: Ike bench?
March 2, 2014
Unfortunately, it is not just the John Waters “crazies” in Lawrence who idolize William Burroughs. The Lawrence Arts Commission is holding a two-month celebration of Burroughs as a “creative observer.” The Kansas University Library recently bubbled about its “good fortune” in having received Burroughs’ journals. The city honored Burroughs with the development of the Burroughs Creek Trail. Clearly Lawrence has fully embraced this counterculture radical.
Letter: Keep it crazy
March 2, 2014
Most days I prefer something a little more bland than a “Naked Lunch,” but I do like the “crazies.” For decades, the author of the Saturday Column has enriched my appreciation of our population with colorful descriptors, e.g., “mossback, lard butt, frequent negative vocal critic, back slider, small minority, anti, smarty, martyr, professional gadfly, KU type, dedicated highly vocal naysayer.” Many of these, I’m told, fit me to a tea.
Editorial: Apartment plans
Scaled-back plans have set a more positive course for a new apartment building near Allen Fieldhouse.
March 2, 2014
Several weeks ago, officials with Kansas Athletics Inc., announced plans for a $17.5 million apartment building that would house 30-some KU men and women basketball players along with a like number of non-athlete students.
Opinion: More equality, more mediocrity
March 2, 2014
Inequality is in the news. Inequality has been declared the crisis of our times. Ingenious politicians have made the startling discovery that some people have more stuff than others. And they are promising to do something about it.
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Still full-service
March 2, 2014
Ding, ding. In 1981, that sound still produced magic as often as abracadabra. A car would pull up to something called a “service station,” its tires would roll over a little rubber hose that would trigger a bell, and a man with a squeegee and a red shop rag would emerge like a rabbit out of a hat. By Chad Lawhorn
Marilynne Robinson’s ‘Housekeeping’ and upcoming visit inspire community reading
March 2, 2014
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author is coming to Lawrence on March 4 to read and discuss themes from the Read Across Lawrence choice and her first novel “Housekeeping.”
Behind the Lens: Basketball games keep photographers (and fans) on their toes
March 2, 2014
Plenty of my photographer colleagues believe that basketball sits at the top of the list among the easiest sports to cover. Often the reasons they cite are that it’s played on a relatively small court and also for the predictability of the action’s direction.
Getting the joke
March 2, 2014
When Patricia Lockwood’s autobiographical poem “Rape Joke” went live online last summer, columnists at Salon, The Guardian, Huffington Post and bloggers far and wide started analyzing her intention. This year it was selected for inclusion in the “Best American Poetry 2014.”
100 years ago: Eudora Department Store burglarized
March 2, 2014
“This morning two strangers carrying a number of packages were seen to get onto the east bound Santa Fe train.”