City Commission candidate Stan Rasmussen answers your questions

Published March 24, 2015

Stan Rasmussen, one of six candidates for three seats on the Lawrence City Commission, answers reader-submitted questions in advance of the April 7 general election. The Journal-World's Chad Lawhorn moderates. This chat will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday. • Submit questions • Read completed chats

Read transcripts of chats with City Commission candidates

Published March 24, 2015

The six candidates for three seats on the Lawrence City Commission answered reader-submitted questions in advance of the April 7 general election. Read transcripts of the completed chats, moderated by the Journal-World's Chad Lawhorn.

City Commission candidate Terry Riordan answers your questions

Published March 24, 2015

Terry Riordan, one of six candidates for three seats on the Lawrence City Commission, answers reader-submitted questions in advance of the April 7 general election. The Journal-World's Chad Lawhorn moderates. This chat will begin at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. • Submit questions • Read completed chats

Town Talk: Rock Chalk Park audit, incentives for Peaslee Center, Eldridge Hotel tax break set to be decided by city commissioners

Published March 23, 2015

There’s nothing like a long City Commission meeting to take your mind off a season-ending Jayhawk loss, although both occasionally will cause you to stand up and yell, “I need some more !*&#!!$!! cheese dip.” Regardless, here’s a look at a long list of items city commissioners are set to deal with on Tuesday. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

City Commission candidate Matthew Herbert answers your questions

Published March 23, 2015

Matthew Herbert, one of six candidates for three seats on the Lawrence City Commission, answers reader-submitted questions in advance of the April 7 general election. The Journal-World's Chad Lawhorn moderates. This chat will begin at 3:30 p.m. Monday. • Submit questions • Read completed chats

City Commission candidate Leslie Soden answers your questions

Published March 23, 2015

Leslie Soden, one of six candidates for three seats on the Lawrence City Commission, answers reader-submitted questions in advance of the April 7 general election. The Journal-World's Chad Lawhorn moderates. This chat will begin at 10 a.m. Monday. Submit questions for other candidates at ljworld.com/citychats

Shockers end KU's season in Round of 32

Published March 22, 2015

Despite a slow start that saw No. 2 seed Kansas play with the lead for the first 15 minutes of the first half, the seventh-seeded Wichita State Shockers got hot when it counted and ran over the Jayhawks, 78-65 on Sunday at CenturyLink Center. WSU junior Evan Wessel, who gave up inches and pounds to his former high school teammate Perry Ellis, knocked in 4 of 6 three-point shots and grabbed 8 rebounds to, at worst, make a wash out of the battle that many believed was KU's biggest advantage heading into the game. • Box score

When Louis Armstrong played KU

Published March 21, 2015

Kansas City, Mo., March 23, 1957. On a wet, dreary spring evening, the Kansas University Jayhawks were battling the North Carolina Tar Heels for the men's basketball national title inside Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium. KU had a lot going for it (a home-court advantage, future basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain), and the Jayhawks were favored to win. But they didn’t. The Jayhawks lost that night in triple overtime by just one point, 54-53.

Submit your questions: Live chats with city commission candidates

Published March 20, 2015

Chad Lawhorn will host the six candidates for Lawrence City Commission in online chats at LJWorld.com beginning Monday, March 23, and continuing through Friday, March 27.

Jayhawks dispose of NMSU, move on to next round

Published March 20, 2015

A stellar first half and the return of some hot three-point shooting led No. 2 seed Kansas to a 75-56 victory over 15th-seeded New Mexico State and into the third round of the NCAA Tournament. The Jayhawks, who shot 53 percent in the first half, made 9-of-13 three-pointers for the game (5-of-8 in the first half) and used an attacking style and several lobs over the top of the NMSU zone to cruise to victory. • Box score

Scene Stealers: What lives in the shadows? Goofy vampires

Published March 20, 2015

The New Zealand-shot mockumentary comedy “What We Do in the Shadows,” now playing at Liberty Hall, is proof that vampires are alive and well (or undead and loving it) in the collective imagination. By Eric Melin

City Manager David Corliss finalist for job in Colorado

Published March 20, 2015

It is time to keep an eye on a possible leadership change at Lawrence City Hall. It has been confirmed that Lawrence City Manager David Corliss is a finalist for the town manager job of Castle Rock, Colorado. By Chad Lawhorn

Town Talk: Urgent care medical facility slated for Sixth and Folks Road; KDOT wants feedback on possible SLT expansion; leaders launch survey on pedestrian issues

Published March 19, 2015

It won’t be a full-fledged emergency room, but a deal has been struck to bring a major new medical provider to West Lawrence. Oklahoma-based XpressWellness Urgent Care has signed a deal to build at Sixth and Folks Road. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

Fast-rising Sylvan Esso takes pride in being a crowd-pleaser

Published March 18, 2015

Sylvan Esso will be performing at 9 p.m. Friday at the Bottleneck. Pictured are band members Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn.

Town Talk: Parks and recreation on pace to set record in 2015; get ready for closure of key Ninth Street intersection; parking changes on tap near Hillcrest school

Published March 18, 2015

There was an extra amount of fun at Lawrence Parks and Recreation in January and February, and I’m not even talking about the time I was woefully confused about what’s involved with a sow cow at the city’s new outdoor ice rink. (Sure, now they tell me it is spelled “Salchow.”) No, I’m talking about the department setting new records when it comes to people signing up for classes and courses. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn