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Column: Warinner’s stock rising quickly
January 28, 2015
Ed Warinner, Kansas University’s offensive coordinator oh-so-many head coaches and so few years ago, was back in Lawrence on Tuesday, although not in the capacity that he had hoped.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 27, 2015
January 28, 2015
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.
Royals, Dyson avoid arbitration
January 28, 2015
The Royals and outfielder Jarrod Dyson have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract for $1,225,000.
FSHS swimmers 3rd; LHS 5th
January 28, 2015
Free State and Lawrence High’s boys swim teams both earned top-five finishes Tuesday at the Topeka Capitol Federal Natatorium.
Veritas boys down Heritage
January 28, 2015
Kalim Dowdell scored 12 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to push Veritas Christian past Topeka Heritage Christian, 55-38, Tuesday.
Seabury boys’ rally falls short in 42-40 loss
January 28, 2015
Bishop Seabury’s boys basketball team features a lineup full of talented freshman and sophomore guards. When they are playing at their best, they are hard for any team to stop. But they aren’t immune from the occasional youthful mistakes.
Seabury girls falter late against Onaga
January 28, 2015
Bishop Seabury’s girls basketball team kept up with Onaga for three quarters on Tuesday.
Jayhawks wary of latest road trip to TCU
January 27, 2015
To some, it seems like only yesterday TCU’s unranked, sub-.500 basketball team defeated No. 5-rated Kansas University, 62-55, on the Horned Frogs’ campus.
Wicked Broadband pulls request for $300,000 loan guarantee
10:28 p.m., January 27, 2015 Updated 10:33 p.m.
A request for the city to provide a $300,000 loan guarantee to Wicked Broadband is now off the table, but so too is a project that would bring super-fast broadband service to downtown or parts of East Lawrence. Joshua Montgomery, co-owner of Lawrence-based Wicked Broadband, surprised city commissioners on Tuesday by pulling his request for a $300,000 loan guarantee. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence will near 70s Wednesday before weekend of snow
January 27, 2015
Lawrence has one more day of unseasonably warm weather before colder weather begins to move in from the Rocky Mountains, forecasters said Tuesday night.
New two-lane Wakarusa roundabout may be a little confusing at first, but it’s safer, city official says
08:26 p.m., January 27, 2015 Updated 10:34 p.m.
The Wakarusa roundabout intersecting Inverness and Legends drives has been twisting traffic in the three weeks since its completion. City Engineer David Cronin said that’s the reason roundabouts are preferable to traffic lights or four-way stops: safety. The roundabout’s design keeps speeds low and reduces the number of “conflict points,” or opportunities for collision, thus reducing the likelihood of an injury accident, Cronin said. By Caitlin Doornbos
Five Lawrence students selected as Presidential Scholar candidates
08:01 p.m., January 27, 2015 Updated 10:28 p.m.
Five high school seniors in Lawrence have been selected as candidates for the United States Presidential Scholars Program, the United States Department of Education said in a release.
Willow Domestic Violence Center wins $10,000 donation at Transformations Charity Gala
06:01 p.m., January 27, 2015 Updated 10:32 p.m.
When Becca Burns, director of volunteer services at The Willow Domestic Violence Center, performed in Saturday’s Transformations Charity Gala there wasn’t a dry eye in the house, said Joan Schultz, The Willow’s executive director.
Field of candidates for Lawrence City Commission, school board elections set
05:46 p.m., January 27, 2015 Updated 10:31 p.m.
At the Tuesday filing deadline, 14 candidates had signed up for three at-large seats on the City Commission, and four candidates will contend for a two-year term on the school board and seven other candidates will compete for four four-year terms on the board. The 14 candidates for the City Commission is the largest field in at least a decade, according to records from the Douglas County clerk’s office.
Judge orders expungement of dismissed Hashinger Hall rape charges
04:59 p.m., January 27, 2015 Updated 10:29 p.m.
Douglas County District Judge Barbara Huff signed orders Tuesday expunging the dismissed charges of rape off the records of two 21-year-old men who were accused in September of sexually assaulting two Kansas University students.
Senate bill would repeal Common Core standards
04:38 p.m., January 27, 2015 Updated 10:31 p.m.
A Senate bill would repeal many of the new academic standards adopted by the Kansas State Board of Education and would make future standards merely advisory for local school districts. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence attorney, opponent of police headquarters sales tax files for City Commission
04:38 p.m., January 27, 2015 Updated 10:32 p.m.
A Lawrence attorney who was a leader of the group that opposed a new sales tax for a police headquarters project has filed for a seat on the Lawrence City Commission.By Chad Lawhorn
Kansas bill targets patent trolls
04:25 p.m., January 27, 2015 Updated 10:29 p.m.
Business and banking groups say their members are being targeted by companies that demand licensing payments based on bogus claims of owning patents or trademarks. A bill being considered in the Senate would prohibit that activity and give the Attorney General authority to seek civil damages against such companies. By Peter Hancock
Three KU students from Lawrence among 20 sophomores honored
January 27, 2015
Three Kansas University students from Lawrence were among 20 sophomores recognized as this year’s University Scholars, officials said.
Lawrence voters overwhelmingly approve keeping local option budget at 33 percent
03:47 p.m., January 27, 2015 Updated 10:33 p.m.
Lawrence voters overwhelmingly approved the Lawrence school district keeping its local option budget at 33 percent. Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew said Tuesday that 84 percent of registered voters in the school district voted yes, and 16 percent voted no. Nearly 17,300 ballots were cast in the county’s first ever mail-ballot election, an almost 33 percent turnout, which Shew described as “excellent.” By Elliot Hughes

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