Chris Hong

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Feature presentation: Focus Film Festival the result of ‘a lot of hard work’
Lawrence High School films earn 8 awards
April 30, 2012
When the Focus Film Festival began in 2006, a total of four high schools entered 11 films into the competition. Since then, the festival has grown tremendously with young directors from 14 schools in northeastern Kansas entering nearly 80 films into this year’s edition.
KU teams honored by Legislature
April 28, 2012
Many Kansas representatives showcase a cutout mascot of their favorite Kansas teams on their chamber desks. Jayhawks. Wildcats. A few Shockers, too. Despite their respective allegiances, they all gave the Kansas University men’s and women’s basketball teams a standing ovation Friday.
Art in Motion to bring upbeat energy to Dance Carnival
April 27, 2012
Cathy Patterson has heard people’s reservations about dance performances: “They’re boring” and “the music isn’t fun.”
House committee looks at measure that advocates individual rights
April 25, 2012
A Kansas House of Representative committee discussed a resolution Wednesday that proponents said advocates for individual rights threatened by the federal government.
All fun and ‘Olympic’ games for Girl Scouts and their dads
April 15, 2012
The games began with the national anthem sung by Kelly Clarkson herself.But unfortunately for the 80 or so Quail Run School Girl Scouts attending this year’s father-daughter “Olympics” on Sunday, Clarkson was unable to make it in person. So, a recorded version of the song had to do.
Police respond to post-game disturbances
April 3, 2012
Police are responding to multiple disturbances around town after Kansas University’s 59-67 loss to the University of Kentucky.
Driver injured in U.S. 40 one-vehicle accident
April 2, 2012
There was a single-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 40 Saturday night, five miles east of the Douglas/Shawnee County line. The driver, Josiah Benton, struck a tree while traveling eastbound about 10:24 p.m. after he crossed the center line and overcompensated.
Downtown victory party Saturday night goes largely according to plan
April 2, 2012
Saturday night’s victory celebration went over “as smooth as possible,” according to Sgt. Ted Bordman of the Lawrence police department. He said that no major damage or injuries were reported while the celebration was going on downtown.
Jayhawks floating on cloud nine as city prepares for national title game
11:59 p.m., April 1, 2012 Updated 11:35 a.m.
The morning after Kansas University’s 64-62 victory over Ohio State University, city of Lawrence cleanup crews had erased most of the footprint left by the thousands of fans who swarmed downtown.
2012 queen o’ the green is crowned
March 12, 2012
On the northeastern edge of town, a 25-year tradition took place yet again: A queen was chosen for the Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

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