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Self: Tourney title a priority

URI is not a slouch program. Although these are different players now, URI ended a good KU season with an 80-75 win in the NCAAs in 1998. Hope we can bring it today!

November 27, 2014 at 8:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

100 years ago: 'Exit the straw lid' -- Mayor declares hat-changing time for residents

Today the chief offender is low-riding pants with the tops of boxers showing several inches above the waistband. The baseball cap has entirely replaced the straw or fedora for year-round wear. It's also OK to wear white after Labor Day as well.

September 14, 2013 at 5:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Pinckney students dig into history

They're digging in the wrong place! The school may have originally stood in what is now the front yard of the school, but a lot of the demolition debris must have been dumped in a ravine north of the present school building. I swiped an unmistakeable bit of it from there back in the early 1960s, it's been in our family since then. Will try to find a way to get it to the Pinckney folks.

September 14, 2013 at 5:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mental fitness at core of KU football’s workouts under Holsopple

We used to have a very talented lady, I believe her name was Andrea Hudy, who was strength coach, and was one of the, if not the, highest-rated in her field in the NCAA. Is she still around? Hope we didn't lose her, she worked wonders for the BB team.

September 1, 2013 at 12:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

North Dakota State stuns KSU, 24-21

Deja Vu: Thought I recognized the uniforms. Sept 4, 2010, First game of the Turner Gill era, NDSU 6, KU 3 in Lawrence, a portent of things to come, altho we did beat Ga Tech in the next game. Hello, Bill Snyder, these guys from up north are pretty good, they've got a new fan in me, they deliver!

August 31, 2013 at 9:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

100 years ago: By mayoral proclamation, businesses to close on afternoon of Aug. 21

They got one thing wrong in 1913, the Free State Hotel was burned by Sheriff Jones in the 1856 first Lawrence raid, its rebuilt successor was the Eldridge House, which Quantrill then burned again in 1863. The present Eldridge Hotel is the fourth hotel to stand on the site.

August 19, 2013 at 8:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

100 years ago: Young man killed by gunfire after North Lawrence beer party

Crime reporting was certainly more melodramatic in 1913. I'll bet that 50¢ per bucket beer was really cold!

August 11, 2013 at 6:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

100 years ago: Factory girls of Lawrence to have noontime break room

A two-story building at the intersection of Sixth and Vermont...couldn't have been the ice plant which used to be on the SE corner, could this possibly have been located in the former Vermont Street School which was close to the SW corner? See 1898 Lawrence history and old aerial photos in the Dary books. By the time a young lady working in the south part of the business district got to 6th and Vt and then returned to her workplace, she wouldn't have had much time to eat anything on a one-hour lunch break. Streetcar service must have been better back then.

July 30, 2013 at 9:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU football unveils five new helmets for 2013 season

How much does it cost to have this many helmet designs, or do the team managers spend all week overspraying designs? The white one reminds me of the losing Bud Moore era, the black one is not needed, go with two, a heritage red with the 1941 WWII Jayhawk, and a blue one with the current Sandy Jayhawk, and that should be enough. BTW, the (North) Carolina Blue helmets were a feature of the 1958-62 teams of Jack Mitchell, we won the 1961 Bluebonnet Bowl with those, so I guess they would qualify as an alternate heritage scheme, but if you're going to do it, go all the way with the matching jerseys and pants in the same color, not like the half-hearted effort they did last fall. Anyone remember the yellow helmets of the also-losing 1954-57 Chuck Mather teams? As a kid, that was my first intro to KU football as a KUFF. (anyone remember that badge program?) (North end zone, $1.00 for four games.)

July 3, 2013 at 9:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Really big show

Beautiful facility! Our Community Theatre here in SE Arkansas underwent a significant upgrade with a new facility in 1994, and it's paid benefits ever since. Didn't see any mention of flyspace which makes possible hanging drops and much faster scene changes, but it's very expensive and requires training and calibration. I took my Mom to a few productions in the old facility, and this looks much nicer. Congratulations!

June 16, 2013 at 7:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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