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Today in Lawrence: March for a Voice, Schoolboy Q
April 23, 2014
Poetry party at the library, March for a Voice at Kansas University, and Schoolboy Q at Liberty Hall.
‘Moose’ looses Royals in rout of Indians
April 23, 2014
The Kansas City Royals needed a big hit. Mike Moustakas delivered it in an 8-2 win Tuesday night over the Cleveland Indians.
LHS swimmers, divers chase state marks at home meet
April 23, 2014
Lawrence High sophomore Ashley Ammann finished second in the one-meter dive on Tuesday afternoon at the LHS Invitational. She couldn’t be happier. Ammann scored 186.50 points, enough to qualify for the Class 6A state tournament. She was eight-tenths of a point away from making it last year, and jumped up and down Tuesday when her coach told her the news. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds soccer stung in OT of game for friend
April 23, 2014
Tuesday’s 2-1 overtime loss to Shawnee Mission Northwest delivered double sadness for the Free State High girls soccer team, which walked away disappointed by the outcome and teary-eyed over the special meaning behind the game. By Matt Tait
Weis: Reveal of KU’s starting QB all about timing
April 23, 2014
Five days after naming sophomore Montell Cozart his starting quarterback for the 2014 season, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis shed some light on why he chose to call off the race at the end of spring drills. By Matt Tait
100 years ago: ‘South-siders’ campaigning for school building
April 23, 2014
“Do you realize that every school building in the city of Lawrence lies in the north half of the city?”
Prescription drug take-back day set for Saturday
April 23, 2014
Douglas County residents can drop off expired, unused or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs on Saturday as part of the nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back Day” organized by the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration.
Editorial: An honored friend
A visit by former Sen. Bob Dole was a reminder of the Kansan’s many accomplishments and a tribute to the legacy he leaves behind.
April 23, 2014
It may have been called a reception, but it seemed more like a warm, almost emotional reunion of long-time friends who gathered to express their appreciation and admiration for a special friend who had done so much for the state of Kansas and the country.
Letter: Gun safety
April 23, 2014
Are we safe on our streets, in our schools, in our churches, or even at home? Recent events prompt this quote from a letter by George Woodwell, a highly respected scientist. I have seen no better  exposition of the case for gun control legislation. 
Opinion: Law erodes teachers’ rights
April 23, 2014
Of all of the legislation passed by the current Legislature, House Bill 2506, signed by Gov. Sam Brownback on Monday, may well be the most controversial. That bill, the main purpose of which was supposed to be supplemental funding for K-12 schools in Kansas to comply with an order of the Kansas Supreme Court, also makes additional non-financial changes in Kansas education law.
Bite Sighs: Cinnamon rolls with a twist
April 23, 2014
When my friend Angie asked for a King cake last month, I was happy to oblige. I found an excellent recipe online, made the cake and was immediately addicted. Since my daily carb limit doesn’t include huge portions of cake, I decided to have a go at adapting the recipe to something smaller. Turns out, it lends itself perfectly to cinnamon rolls.
Morel mushrooms are a rare delight
April 23, 2014
While they’re deserving of their deeply savory and earthy reputation, morel mushrooms — which have a short season in mid-spring in Kansas — are all but impossible to grow yourself. In order to get a basket full, you either have to know how to forage for them or know someone else who does.
40 years ago: Legendary KU band director honored at final concert
April 23, 2014
The proclamation of “Russell Wiley Day” in Lawrence was read at the conclusion of an afternoon concert by the KU Band.
25 years ago: Preliminary plans released for new Lied Center
April 23, 2014
Designers said the center would have state-of-the-art features, acoustics, and accessibility.
Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission announces recipients of arts grants
April 23, 2014
The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission selected five organizations to receive a total of $6,345 as part of the 18th annual Community Arts Grant Competition. Every year, the grants go toward financing projects that aim to promote awareness and participation in the arts in Lawrence. The grants will be distributed by Mayor Mike Amyx and Grace Peterson, Chair of the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission, in May.
Strong season pulls KU women’s golf closer to NCAAs
April 23, 2014
Kansas University’s women’s golf team has yet to receive an NCAA Tournament bid since the organization went to its 72-team, three-regional format back in 1992. That figures to change this year with the Jayhawks taking a No. 39 national ranking into the 2014 Big 12 championships, Friday through Sunday at UT Golf Club in Austin, Texas.
LHS softball mounts 10-run rally
April 23, 2014
Lawrence High’s softball team had a 10-run rally in the seventh inning against Olathe North and salvaged a split in its two games Tuesday. The Lions lost to Olathe Northwest, 8-7, in their first game before beating Olathe North in their nightcap, 22-8.
FSHS softball splits twinbill
April 23, 2014
Free State High’s softball team split its two games Tuesday, defeating Olathe North, 5-3, and falling to Olathe Northwest, 6-5.
LHS tennis third at Topeka West
April 23, 2014
Thomas Irick took fourth place in singles, and Lawrence High’s boys tennis team placed third among 10 teams Tuesday in the Topeka West Invitational.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 22
April 23, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Tuesday, April 22.

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