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Live updates: Area high school football

Published September 23, 2016

Follow along live on prep football Fridays as Journal-World reporters and area high schools tweet updates from games.

Live coverage: KU football at Memphis

Published September 17, 2016

The Kansas football team seeks to end a seven-year long road losing streak at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, home of the Memphis Tigers. The Jayhawks (1-1) have dropped 38 consecutive games away from Lawrence.

Live from Memorial Stadium: Kansas vs. Ohio

Published September 10, 2016

Now that the Kansas football team put an end to that pesky 15-game losing skid, the Jayhawks (1-0) can try to start a different kind of streak Saturday afternoon, when they play host to Ohio (0-1) at Memorial Stadium. KU hasn’t won back-to-back football games since the first two games of 2011, when Turner Gill was head coach.

Lawrence retail sales continue to surge, while home sales slump

Published September 6, 2016

You want statistics. I’ve got ‘em. KU’s football team has a better 2016 record than Oklahoma, K-State and Missouri. After 96 hours of college football on a Labor Day weekend, you will go through 192 bags of Doritos, three overheated remote controls and not nearly enough ScotchGard.

Live game blog: KU football vs. Rhode Island

Published September 3, 2016

As difficult as last season proved to be for KU football, the visiting Rhode Island Rams, who went 1-10 in 2015, can relate. Given URI’s significant struggles while playing in the NCAA’s FCS division — a rung below the FBS — the Jayhawks are favored to put an end to their winless streak, with ease, tonight at Memorial Stadium.

Longtime downtown restaurant reopens, plans to add college arcade; several downtown businesses set to close

Published September 2, 2016

You have to admit a bread bowl is a fabulous invention, and if a restaurant ever starts serving certain beverages out of a candy cup, we should create a whole new category of awards for it. In the meantime, we can celebrate the reopening of one of the more prominent bread bowl locations in Lawrence.

Stained glass artwork comes to North Lawrence; one of city's largest construction companies sold

Published September 1, 2016

I know you have long been thinking it: North Lawrence’s genteel nature makes it the perfect candidate to become Lawrence’s Stained Glass Capital. Well, a local entrepreneur is working to make that happen.

A look at how much more you could earn by working in Kansas City, and other wage and salary information about Lawrence

Published August 31, 2016

Surely there is a condition known as Kansas City Envy. I don’t know what all the symptoms are — perhaps a Royals tattoo in an inappropriate place or maybe barbecue sauce in an even more inappropriate place — but there’s a new report that suggests Lawrence may have reason to suffer from the condition.

Breakfast by the river now a new North Lawrence option; bike shop to leave East Lawrence for new location

Published August 29, 2016

North Lawrence’s newest diner doesn’t have a stationary bike that lets you work off breakfast as you are eating it, but it does have a large bicycle theme to it.

New KU merchandise store opens along 23rd Street; dream of Mexican/Italian restaurant dashed

Published August 26, 2016

No one will ever confuse the The Malls shopping center at 23rd and Louisiana with Allen Fieldhouse. (I don’t want to get into all the details, but if you show up with a "K" painted on your bare chest, it is not well received at certain establishments in The Malls.) But soon at The Malls, you will be able to buy the same KU gear that previously was for sale inside Allen Fieldhouse.

New bargain store opens on 23rd Street; speculation of a gun range plan; Kansas last in new construction report

Published August 25, 2016

Among the great business strategies are buy low, sell high, and always bet on the college students ruining the carpet in their apartments. A new Lawrence business is definitely counting on the second one.

Lawrence food manufacturer lands on Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies

Published August 23, 2016

I’ve long been a proponent of eating more vegetables, which is why you’ll often find me with a bag of candy corn attached to my belt. Some of you, though, prefer veggie burgers, and a Lawrence-based company has now ridden that idea to become one of the fastest growing private companies in the country.

Is Lawrence the biggest part-time city in America? Plus, a look at other recent job statistics for the city

Published August 22, 2016

As the students return, it is an important time for numbers in Lawrence. Two of the most important: the PIN for the ATM and the phone number to the parents, which becomes particularly important when the first number no longer works. Here’s a look at a few other numbers important to Lawrence’s economy.

City to land Caribbean-themed bar and grill; Reggae Fest tonight in downtown; a rundown of recently approved street events

Published August 19, 2016

Imagine the best part of the Renaissance Festival — turkey legs the size of a VW bus — coming to downtown Lawrence. Now imagine them being Jamaican jerked turkey legs, and that they are available late at night after partaking at a new reggae hangout. What am I talking about? Downtown Lawrence is set to get a new Caribbean-themed restaurant and bar.

New Thai restaurant set to open along 23rd Street; Chinese restaurant coming to once-popular Sixth Street spot

Published August 18, 2016

I normally wouldn’t recommend traveling to Thailand via a Topeka connection. But this may be the exception, and, no, it doesn’t involve an 82-hour layover and a crop duster from Forbes Field. A longtime Topeka restaurant duo is opening a new Thai restaurant in Lawrence that they promise will give you a real taste of the Far East cuisine.

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