LHS baseball pitchers combine for no-hitter
April 18, 2014
Bryce Montes de Oca, Daonte Lowery, Michael Sinks and Parker Kirkpatrick combined on a no-hitter, and Lawrence High baseball defeated Olathe South, 2-0, on Thursday night.
FSHS baseball escapes with win against SMN
April 18, 2014
Shortstop Cooper Karlin may be the shortest player on Free State High’s baseball team, but he’s come up big in clutch situations throughout the season. Karlin delivered a one-out walkoff single in the eighth inning to give the Firebirds a 1-0 victory over Shawnee Mission North on Thursday night at FSHS. By Bobby Nightengale
SMW overwhelms LHS soccer, 11-1
April 18, 2014
Multiple times throughout the second half Thursday night, Lawrence High’s girls soccer players held their heads in disbelief. The Lions were down three goals to Shawnee Mission West at halftime, and after the break the hole grew deeper, almost by the minute. Before the teams could complete a regulation game at LHS, the 10-goal mercy rule ended it at 11-1 in the 75th minute. By Benton Smith
LHS softball splits vs. SMS
April 18, 2014
Marly Carmona’s aggressive swing led to a critical three-run error, which gave the Lawrence High softball team its first lead of a 5-2 comeback victory against Shawnee Mission South on Thursday at LHS. The Lions lost the first game of the doubleheader, 2-1. By Benton Smith
Free State softball ‘coming alive,’ sweeps again
April 18, 2014
Free State’s softball team has struggled in close games this season. Sometimes the defense faltered, and in others the bats just wouldn’t cash in with runners in scoring position. That’s not the case anymore. By Bobby Nightengale
Hammer time: Med school-bound Levy competes as KU thrower while she can
April 18, 2014
Kansas University sophomore hammer thrower Daina Levy can’t imagine choosing between two of her greatest loves — track and medicine — in the future. By Gary Bedore
Prep point guard set to begin KU recruiting visit
April 18, 2014
Devonte Graham, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound senior point guard from Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., today begins his official recruiting trip to Kansas University. Recruiting notes by Gary Bedore
Opinion: Groups pit liberty against democracy
April 18, 2014
In a 2006 interview, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said the Constitution is “basically about” one word — “democracy” — that appears in neither that document nor the Declaration of Independence. Democracy is America’s way of allocating political power. The Constitution, however, was adopted to confine that power in order to “secure the blessings of” that which simultaneously justifies and limits democratic government — natural liberty.
Opinion: West shouldn’t underestimate Putin
April 18, 2014
Despite Russia’s Crimean land grab and its massing of troops on the Ukrainian border, Western leaders still refuse to recognize the mind-set of Vladimir Putin.
Editorial: Sponsor dollars
Sponsorships will help pay for the operation of a new city recreation center, but how much advertising should be allowed?
April 18, 2014
Many details are yet to be decided relative to the city’s new recreation center being built at Rock Chalk Park, and there are likely to be surprises — both good and bad.
Royals complete sweep of Astros
April 18, 2014
James Shields kept the Houston Astros off-balance all night. Then late in Thursday’s 5-1 win, the Kansas City ace really heated up. He struck out the side in the sixth and did the same in the seventh before striking out the first batter in the eighth to make it seven in a row. Astro after Astro simply watched the pitches zip past them — five players in that span struck out looking.
100 years ago: Mortgage broker’s accounts coming up short
April 18, 2014
“It is said that many poor families in Lawrence have suffered severely because of the operations which led to the shortage.”
40 years ago: KU professor Raymond Moore passes away after long illness
April 18, 2014
He had recently been praised as “one of the brightest minds in the world.”
25 years ago: Taxpayers make merry at Lawrence post office
April 18, 2014
The Alferd Packer Memorial String Band entertained some 3,000 tax filers at the downtown post office.
New revenue estimate prompts debate over Brownback’s tax cuts
April 17, 2014
Kansas tax revenue to fund state government continues to fall because of Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cuts but administration officials maintained that the state budget was in good shape and that the governor’s policies are helping the economy. By Scott Rothschild
KU symposium looks at the world after Brown v. Board
April 17, 2014
A series of panels and talks at Kansas University looked at the effects Brown v. Board of Education had on the world and on the lingering effects of discrimination and racism. Columbia University President Lee Bollinger, who was the defendant in an affirmative action case that went to the Supreme Court, gave the symposium’s keynote address. The events were sponsored by the Hall Center for the Humanities. By Ben Unglesbee Read more: Take a trip through time and explore the events, including other milestones, that led up to the landmark decision. Sixty years later: Brown v. Board of Education By Hannah Wise
Local nonprofit looking to collect 2,000 more pounds of aluminum cans
April 17, 2014
Cans for Community, a local nonprofit, is attempting to collect and recycle 5,000 pounds of aluminum cans in April. According to a news release, the group is about 2,000 pounds short.
Lawrence military veteran heading to D.C. on honor flight
April 17, 2014
Marine Corps veteran John McCoin has been to Washington D.C. several times but has not been there recently enough to see the World War II Memorial, which opened in 2004. On Friday, the 83-year-old Lawrence resident will fly to Washington with a group of other veterans and students of Lyndon High School, courtesy of the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit that organizes trips for veterans to see national war memorials. “I’m really excited,” McCoin said on Thursday as he prepared to leave. “I really enjoy going to Washington.” By Scott Rothschild
Silver alert canceled for Franklin County man
12:53 p.m., April 17, 2014 Updated 04:02 p.m.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office issued a Silver Alert for a 75-year-old Franklin County man.
Tonganoxie man charged with possession of child pornography
April 17, 2014
A Tonganoxie resident previously convicted of second-degree murder, as well as aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, has been charged in federal court with possession of child pornography.

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