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Today in Lawrence: Cool start and a busy evening
April 27, 2015
This morning will look a lot like Sunday’s: A mix of clouds and peeking sunshine accompanying cool spring air.
Coveted recruit Ingram to declare Monday
April 27, 2015
Monday is Decision Day for prize basketball prospect Brandon Ingram, who is ranked No. 3 in the recruiting Class of 2015 by ESPN and No. 4 by Rivals.com. By Gary Bedore
Veritas baseball 2-1 over weekend
April 27, 2015
Veritas Christian School split a high school baseball doubleheader Friday at Derby Homeschool, then won a wild single game at Wichita Sunrise on Saturday.
Jayhawks 4-5 at Big 12 women’s golf
April 27, 2015
Kansas University’s Pornvipa Sakdee placed fourth and Yupaporn Kawinpakorn tied for fifth at the Big 12 Women’s Golf Championship on Sunday at Dominion Country Club.
KU baseball falls in finale at WVU
April 27, 2015
Kansas University jumped to a four-run lead in just two innings but couldn’t score again in a 5-4 Big 12 baseball loss to West Virginia on Sunday.
Gordon’s catch highlight for Royals
April 27, 2015
Alex Gordon knew exactly what was going to happen when he hustled over to make a play on Micah Johnson’s foul liner. And he went all out for it anyway.
Spring over, Beaty turns attention to recruiting — especially in-state
April 27, 2015
Now that first-year Kansas University football coach David Beaty and his staff have completed their first spring season, it’s time to hit the recruiting trail. By Benton Smith
Jayhawks’ softball rally falls short vs. OU
April 27, 2015
On most days, loading the bases with no outs in the bottom of the seventh inning means a softball team just needs one or two positive at-bats for a tie or a win. However, when Kansas University’s first three batters reached in the final frame Sunday afternoon at Arrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park, the Jayhawks would have needed a grand slam and then some to make up their deficit. By Benton Smith
Column: Here’s a look at seven KU football newbies to watch
April 27, 2015
A look at seven Kansas football players who helped their bids for fall playing time during the spring, listed in alphabetical order. By Tom Keegan
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 26, 2015
April 27, 2015
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 26, 2015
Opinion: Kurds in Iraq need more U.S. help
April 27, 2015
Fifty yards from my hotel, in the largely Christian neighborhood of Ainkawa, a car bomb went off last Friday. You can still smell the acrid smoke where the Nili cafe was shattered, killing two young men who had stepped out for a smoke not far from the U.S. consulate (which the terrorists didn’t reach).
Your Turn: State shouldn’t support discrimination
April 27, 2015
As a chaplain and person of faith, religion is an important part of my daily life and a source of strength and inspiration. I deeply appreciate the value of religious institutions in the lives of many students, including those who attend state colleges and universities in Kansas.
Editorial: Crime reports
If increased reporting spurs increased enforcement, a rise in reported crime might actually be a positive sign for KU.
April 27, 2015
Last year’s 26 percent increase in crime reports on the Kansas University campus isn’t necessarily bad news.
Only in Lawrence: Jim Bennett has ‘a passion for language,’ and sharing it
April 26, 2015
Jim Bennett sits quietly near the end of a long table in a side room of the Douglas County Senior Center. He is joined by four of his students. Removing his ball cap and yellow-tinted glasses, Bennett addresses the group. “¡Hola!¿Llueve mucho donde tu vivés?” He greets the class, asking if it is raining. “No, hace sol,” he says, gesturing toward the window to show the class there is sun this day rather than rain. Deliberately, Bennett hands each of his students a single photocopied sheet of paper, the day’s handwritten lesson. Spanish class is about to begin. By Conrad Swanson
Fix-It Chick: How to eradicate pine sawflies
April 26, 2015
If your pine tree is suddenly infested with a black-headed, Medusa-like worm, fear not — chances are the tree is simply hosting a colony of European Pine Sawfly larvae.
Business briefcase for April 27
April 26, 2015
Kansas Public Radio announced the conclusion of its spring membership drive after surpassing its fundraising goal.
Former Texas A&M WR says he’s headed to Kansas
April 26, 2015
This past Monday, Texas A&M wide receiver LaQuvionte Gonzalez took to Twitter to announce he was leaving the program to pursue his college football career elsewhere. Sunday night, he hopped back on social media to tweet he is headed to Kansas. By Benton Smith
Lawrence residents get news from relatives in Nepal, plan fundraising
April 26, 2015
For the second night in a row, family members of Lawrence resident Subarna Bhattachan slept outside in Kathmandu following the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday.
Lied Center announces 2015-2016 season
April 26, 2015
The Lied Center of Kansas on Sunday announced its lineup for the 2015-2016 season, which will feature well-known acts such as “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Mamma Mia!”, the Branford Marsalis Quartet and many others.
Jenkins says women are gaining power, will soon win White House
April 26, 2015
Republican Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins told a Lawrence audience Sunday that she thinks it won’t be long before a woman is elected president, but she wouldn’t speculate about who that woman will be. Jenkins spoke Sunday at the Dole Institute of Politics on the Kansas University campus. By Peter Hancock

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