Lawrence technology startup adds 15 employees, wins venture capital funding; a downtown parking question

A Lawrence start-up company that’s seeking to reduce the “creepiness” factor of Internet advertising has added 15 employees since January, and has landed another successful round of venture capital funding. Bixy is a company we’ve told you about before. In January, we reported Lawrence resident Kyle Johnson ... Continue reading


Big Brothers Big Sisters honors donors, volunteers

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County is recognizing several local businesses and individual volunteers for their contributions to its mentorship program. BBBS provides one-to-one mentoring to more than 250 children throughout Lawrence. “We are grateful to the corporations, foundations and individuals whose generosity allows us to ... Continue reading


KU grad captaining USS Arlington for new Navy ship’s maiden deployment

Kansas University alumni are all over the world doing all kinds of things — right now there is one in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean at the helm of a brand new Navy ship. I wrote about [U.S. Navy Capt. Sean Bailey in 2013, after he ... Continue reading


Kobach to announce prosecutions

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is expected to announce Tuesday his first batch of prosecutions for voting crimes under new authority granted to him by the Legislature this year. A spokesman in Kobach's office said three criminal cases have been filed. But he would not identify ... Continue reading


New study suggests women getting raw deal on pay issues in Kansas

There’s a new report out that says women in Kansas are getting a raw deal. I know I have heard a sentiment similar to that uttered in my house — sometimes with a bullhorn, which really is a rude thing to do to a fellow who is ... Continue reading


Sheriff’s office investigating cow shot in Douglas County; Hope the dog soon to be ready for adoption; alleged shooting in Salty Iguana parking lot

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office wants your help in solving the case of a cow that was shot in southeast Douglas County. The sheriff’s office learned of the incident on Oct. 1, when someone reported that a black and white Holstein dairy cow was shot seven times ... Continue reading


Football Game Tape: Week Six

In the final week before district play, Lawrence High and Free State football teams saved some of their best football for last and both schools cruised to blowout victories. The Lions jumped to another quick start with a touchdown run from JD Woods on the first play ... Continue reading


The Day After: Burned by Baylor

It wasn't the worst beating in school history, it wasn't anything unexpected and it wasn't particularly ugly. It was just a little taste of reality setting in for the Kansas football team, which was walloped, 66-7, by No. 3 Baylor on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The Bears, ... Continue reading


Late Night: Dancing, antics and Carlton Bragg on piano

Late Night in the Phog festivities featured plenty of dancing and antics, as well as freshman Carlton Bragg playing piano at center court of Allen Fieldhouse. Continue reading


Brennan Bechard hits $10K half-court shot at Late Night

Kansas basketball director of operations Brennan Bechard, a former player under Bill Self, hits a half-court shot to win KU sophomore Jerrod Martin $10,000, at Late Night in the Phog. Continue reading


Dog lost in burglary found safe; teenager allegedly accosts woman, is arrested; cigarette and prayer request turns violent

A wanted absconder was apprehended last night. And one Lawrence family is feeling much safer because of it. That’s right: Chewy, [the Yorkie who went missing after a home burglary][1] last week, was caught late Thursday after seven days on the streets. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1220668151284085&set=pcb.1220671007950466&type=3 After a week of ... Continue reading


Baylor posting mind-blowing numbers

A paint-by-numbers look at Baylor football, a study in offensive efficiency via blending a fast, powerful running game with a passing game that features fleet receivers and a terrific passer who also happens to be big and athletic and is protected by massive, experienced offensive linemen: 3 ... Continue reading


Getting to know the TD-happy No. 3 Bears

There’s no getting around it. No. 3 Baylor (4-0 overall, 1-0 Big 12) — one of the most impressive offensive teams in the nation — is going to score a lot of points on Saturday at Kansas (0-4, 0-1). The touchdowns are going to come quickly and ... Continue reading


Kansas Granny Basketball to host last practice session before first game; all women over 50 welcome to play

Michele Clark only played one year of basketball for her high school team. It was the early 1970s, and Title IX — the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education — had only passed a year earlier, Clark recalls. “I don’t think they had a basketball ... Continue reading


Brownback officials fire back at Sebelius over Medicaid comments

Officials in Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration fired back Thursday at former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius over comments she made about Medicaid expansion, accusing Sebelius of having created the so-called “waiting lists” for elderly and disabled services in the first place. This all started a few days ago when ... Continue reading


Health club buys west Lawrence tennis center; plans advance for tennis expansion at Rock Chalk Park; more on Menards

This is indeed the weekend when many in Lawrence will start to shift their attention from that sport played with the funny shaped ball to one played with a round ball. That’s right. It is time to turn our focus to tennis. What? What were you thinking, ... Continue reading


Bears will win, but how many points will they score?

Surely, you’re aware Kansas football faces No. 3 Baylor Saturday at Memorial Stadium. And, surely, you realize the Bears are going to win. That’s why we didn’t include the KU-Baylor game in this week’s edition of Pick Six. No way the Bears lose. So why ask people ... Continue reading


‘Hell Town’ directors pick favorite horror flicks

Who is the Letter-Jacket Killer? **"Hell Town,"** a soap-opera style slasher flick, will answer that question when it plays one night only at [Liberty Hall][1] on Oct. 16. Set up like three different TV episodes, this campy gorefest could be viewed as a midseason movie-length Netflix binge. ... Continue reading


KU law school ranks high for affordability and grads passing the bar on first try

The Kansas University School of Law has publicized a handful of points of pride recently — in addition to one of its professors arguing twice this week before the U.S. Supreme Court (as mentioned in [Monday’s Heard on the Hill)][1]. This week, [KU announced two rankings][2] that ... Continue reading


Puppies on parade, doggie athletics and Penny’s redemption coming this weekend

The Douglas County Fairgrounds are going to the dogs this weekend. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) I’m talking about the Lawrence Jayhawk Kennel Club’s two-day, all-breed conformation show and obedience trials. The 60th annual event is slated to draw hundreds of dogs to the fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday. ... Continue reading

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