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Lawrence Sandbar’s ‘shark attack’ board recovered
April 25, 2015
The Sandbar’s “shark attack photo opp” board has been recovered after it was stolen two weeks ago from in front of the bar, located downtown at 17 E. 8th St.
FSHS soccer tops Topeka
April 25, 2015
Sabrea Platz, Chandler Wiggins and Molly Bryant scored for Free State, and the Firebirds defeated Topeka, 3-1, on Friday in high school girls soccer.
FSHS doubles third at Invite
April 25, 2015
A pair of third-place finishes in doubles highlighted the Lawrence high schools’ performances in the Lawrence High Invitational on Friday.
FSHS softball tumbles twice
April 25, 2015
Free State High’s softball team dropped a pair of games Friday in the Shawnee Mission South jamboree. The Firebirds fell to Maize, 15-5, and to Shawnee Heights, 14-5.
KU’s Sakdee leads Big 12 golf
April 25, 2015
Kansas University sophomore Pornvipa Sakdee took the first-round lead on Friday at the Big 12 Women’s Golf Championship at the Dominion Country Club.
Levy highlights Kansas track
April 25, 2015
Kansas University junior Daina Levy claimed the top collegiate finish in a field of some of the top hammer throwers in the nation Friday at the Triton Invitational. She added a season-best mark in the discus and was joined by two other Jayhawks in top-25 finishes at the event in La Jolla, California.
KU tennis falls in Big 12, 4-0
April 25, 2015
Kansas University’s tennis season ended with a 4-0 loss to 11th-ranked Oklahoma State on Friday in the Big 12 Tournament.
Kansas baseball upends WVU
April 25, 2015
Solid starting pitching and an even better bullpen carried Kansas University to a 3-1 Big 12 baseball victory over West Virginia on Friday at Monongalia County Ballpark.
Chavez homer lifts KU softball past No. 5 Oklahoma
April 25, 2015
Daniella Chavez hit a two-run, one-out home run to give Kansas University a huge 4-2, eight-inning, walkoff victory over No. 5-ranked Oklahoma in Big 12 softball on Friday at Arrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park.
Lions relish track showing
April 25, 2015
Lawrence High’s boys and girls track-and-field teams combined to finish 11th of 15 teams at the Free State Barrier Breakers Invitational on Friday at Free State, but one probably would have guessed the Lions had finished a lot higher judging by the delighted mood of LHS coach Jack Hood. By Chris Duderstadt
Firebirds walk off with 4-3 victory
April 25, 2015
Free State High’s baseball team was struggling to hit with runners in scoring position Friday until senior first baseman Marcileno Cortez came up to the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning. By Bobby Nightengale
Lions held hitless, but win anyway
April 25, 2015
Lawrence High junior Daonte Lowery was tired of his baseball team losing. He wasn’t going to let anything stop him from helping the Lions to a victory on Friday night. By Bobby Nightengale
Out-dualed: Firebirds handily dispatch LHS in swimming City Showdown
April 25, 2015
For years, Lawrence High swimming coach Kent McDonald has talked about having a head-to-head dual with rival Free State. It finally happened Friday at Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center. By Benton Smith
Prep Ingram to pick Monday
April 25, 2015
Brandon Ingram, a 6-foot-8 senior forward from Kinston (North Carolina) High, will announce his college choice at 5:10 p.m., Central time, Monday in his school’s gymnasium. By Gary Bedore
KU to play it ‘very basic’ at spring game
April 25, 2015
The annual Kansas University football spring game has provided KU fans an opportunity to get a fresh look at the team the Jayhawks will put on the field each fall. By Matt Tait
Garden Variety: Check out some seeds at the library
12:00 a.m., April 25, 2015 Updated 10:15 p.m.
Gardeners in and around Douglas County have two new resources this spring. The Lawrence Public Library and the Baldwin City Library have opened seed libraries within their facilities to make seeds more accessible to area residents and facilitate the process of seed sharing within the community.
Saturday Column: Clinton coronation may not benefit party, nation
12:00 a.m., April 25, 2015 Updated 10:19 p.m.
Who are the true “kingmakers” in the Democratic Party, and what must they be thinking about the “Hillary situation”? Are the Clintons themselves the party’s kingmakers, and, if so, it is what it is. However, if there are other individuals or factions within the Democratic Party such as the Obama clique or a group of powerful liberals or moderates, what are they thinking about the early days of the “Go Hillary” drive for the presidency?
Opinion: Obama takes Nixon-like approach to Iran
April 25, 2015
In December, President Obama said that he wished to see Iran ultimately become a “very successful regional power.” His wish — a nightmare for the Western-oriented Arab states — is becoming a reality. Consider:
Letter: Earning trust
April 25, 2015
With the 2016 campaign season setting off and figures like $2 billion in spending being tossed about, the real question is: Why should I trust any of you? From the administration, which routinely has lied to the American people, through leading senators who knowingly repeat bald-faced lies on the Senate floor, to state and local politicians who misconstrue or distort  information for their own benefit; what have you done to earn my trust?
Letter: Waning democracy
April 25, 2015
An oligarchy is a small group of people having control of a country, organization or institution. The Kansas-based Koch brothers (one of many examples) are reportedly planning on spending a billion dollars on very conservative candidates in the upcoming election cycle.

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