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KU baseball’s Connor McKay eager to bust slump
May 25, 2014
Kansas University junior Connor McKay wishes he could do more to help the baseball team. Perhaps that’s the problem. By Bobby Nightengale
Embiid, Wiggins submit to tape
May 25, 2014
Former Kansas University basketball players Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid — who did not attend the recent NBA Draft combine, where all-important measurements were taken — submitted to such measurements over the past few days. By Gary Bedore
Playing it forward: KU football players visit schools to ‘give back’
May 25, 2014
The first thing they always want to do is race. That’s what several members of the Kansas University football team learned recently during a two-week stretch in which more than 40 Jayhawks visited with elementary-school students across Lawrence. By Matt Tait
Royals waste lead, fall to Angels
May 25, 2014
Jason Vargas had quite a homecoming Sunday at Angel Stadium, taking a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning.
Lawrence receives three-quarters inch of rain, still behind on averages
May 25, 2014
Despite receiving about three-quarters of an inch of rain during the weekend, the Lawrence area is still several inches below the average amounts of rainfall for the month of May and the year-to-date.
Sunday paper delivery may be delayed
May 25, 2014
Due to an electrical issue at the press, printing of the Sunday Lawrence Journal-World was delayed and some delivery may be later than usual.
Opinion: Let’s show our veterans some love
May 25, 2014
“I want a love I can see. That’s the only kind that means a thing to me. Don’t want a love you have to tell me about. That kind of loving I can sure do without.” — The Temptations, 1963 A few days ago in an airport restaurant, I saw a scene that has become commonplace in recent years. These soldiers were sitting there talking, waiting for their meal. And this guy on the way out detoured over to them. “Thank you for your service,” he said.
Healing KU ace Benjamin faces uncertain future
May 25, 2014
Wes Benjamin, drafted in the 48th round of the 2011 MLB Draft out of high school by the New York Yankees, was KU’s top pro prospect this year. That hasn’t changed despite a season-ending injury. By Benton Smith
Column: Eudora driver Chase Austin unfazed by crash
May 25, 2014
Seldom has a man ever sounded so grateful to be nursing a fractured left wrist, three broken hand bones, a fractured right elbow, an injured knee ligament and a concussion, as Eudora’s Chase Austin sounded Saturday afternoon on the ride back from Indianapolis. By Tom Keegan
Cole Aldrich makes most of his minutes
May 25, 2014
Cole Aldrich, the No. 11 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, has played for Oklahoma City, Houston, Sacramento and the Knicks. He has developed a reputation as a hard-working backup and a good teammate. By Gary Bedore
Free State High girls second at state swimming
May 25, 2014
Courtney Caldwell won two individual state titles and the Firebirds finished second in state at the Capitol Federal Natatorium. By Bobby Nightengale
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 24
May 25, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Saturday, May 24.
Kansas City Connection: Looking ahead to summer’s big events
May 25, 2014
This week’s column pays tribute to a personal Kansas City Connection, and then takes a look ahead to some of the biggest summer events.
2014 Summer Movie Preview: Sci-fi spectacles take over
May 25, 2014
With three superhero movies, a monster-movie reboot, and a Biblical epic being released in the last two months, the summer movie season seems to have started extra early this year.
Roadwork: Construction planned this week
May 25, 2014
Construction projects listed are now available in a map format at
Chiefs sign first-round pick Ford
May 25, 2014
The Chiefs signed first-round pick Dee Ford on Saturday, putting the final player from this year’s draft class under contract as the team began a three-day rookie minicamp.
Lawrence artists among winners of 2014 Rocket Grants
May 25, 2014
A handful of local artists have been awarded Rocket Grants and will be honored at an awards ceremony early next month.
Editorial: Police plans
City commissioners should take a frugal and targeted approach to funding new police facilities.
May 25, 2014
“I want to build a police facility that is good and has a benefit,” City Commissioner Terry Riordan said last week, “but hopefully it will cost less than $30 million.”
Opinion: Nation ready for understated leader
May 25, 2014
All modern presidents of both parties have been too much with us. Talking incessantly, they have put politics unhealthily at the center of America’s consciousness. Promising promiscuously, they have exaggerated government’s proper scope and actual competence, making the public perpetually disappointed and surly. Inflating executive power, they have severed it from constitutional constraints. So, sensible voters might embrace someone who announced his 2016 candidacy this way:
Town Talk: Are taxes too high here?
May 25, 2014
It is time once again to try to answer the question that just never goes away: Are taxes too darn high here? By Chad Lawhorn
25 years ago: Haskell president reinstated, BIA says
May 25, 2014
However, Gipp was to be transferred at his request to new duties in Washington, D.C.
40 years ago: More than 500 graduates honored at LHS commencement
May 25, 2014
The ceremony was accompanied by gorgeous spring weather.
Faith Forum: What can faith communities do to help achieve justice in our Society?
May 25, 2014
Joanna Harader, Peace Mennonite Church, and John McDermott, Morning Star Christian Church, answer.
2014 Summer Arts Preview
May 25, 2014
Just because college students have vacated Lawrence doesn’t mean the city won’t be coming to life with summer events.
100 years ago: Downtown merchant has close call with streetcar
May 25, 2014
“Dr. Art Evans, of the Raymond drug store, is mighty glad today to have a hole in his sock.”
Royals outlast Angels in 13
May 25, 2014
Eric Hosmer tied a season high with four hits, pinch-runner Jarrod Dyson scored the go-ahead run in the 13th inning on a throwing error by rookie reliever Mike Morin, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-4 Saturday night.