Archive for Friday, December 29, 2017

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12:00 a.m.
A Lawrence Transit System bus stops just south of Seventh and Vermont streets, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. City hopes its bus service can help K-12 students get to school
December 28, 2017 in print edition on 1A
City and school district leaders are hoping the city bus service can fill in where the school busing system comes up short. The city has recently been promoting its bus pass for K-12 students, which for $10 per semester provides students unlimited use of public transit.
10:32 a.m.
Town Talk
Plans call for Sixth Street restaurant building to be torn down to make way for high-tech car wash
Posted December 29, 2017
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve needed a car wash after eating a couple of plates of “riblets” at Applebee’s. (After awhile the ...
1:46 p.m.
With temperatures below freezing, it's important to make sure you're bundled up when you go outdoors. Persistent shivering is a signal to return indoors. Three-day arctic freeze about to settle on Lawrence with wind chills in minus 20s
11:04 a.m., December 29, 2017 Updated 12:05 p.m. in print edition on 1A
As a deep freeze descends on Lawrence for the long holiday weekend, health professionals are urging residents to take special care of themselves.
10:23 p.m.
Kansas guard Lagerald Vick (2) puts up a three over Texas guard Matt Coleman (2) during the first half on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. Jayhawks bombard Longhorns with 3-pointers to win Big 12 opener
December 29, 2017
As Kansas opened Big 12 play Friday night at Frank Erwin Center, it didn’t take long for Texas freshman Mohamed Bamba to establish himself as a force inside defensively, what with his 7-foot-9 wingspan and active hands and feet. So the No. 11 Jayhawks used one of their greatest strengths, their 3-point shooting, to avoid the dangerous Bamba and win, 92-86, in Austin, Texas. By Benton Smith

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Editorial: Some reasons for optimism
Lawrence has a tremendous amount going for it as a new year begins.
December 29, 2017 in print edition on A5
There are ample reasons to be optimistic as Lawrence readies for 2018. Here are but a few: