Stock Watch: Two months before draft, Embiid and Wiggins look like top-three picks graphic by Janella Williams

The next couple of months figure to be a whirlwind of basketball workouts and anticipation for Kansas University freshmen Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins — ...


Local Natives to bring raw nature of ‘Hummingbird’ to sold-out Granada

Local Natives will play a sold-out Granada, 1020 Massachusetts St., this Friday at 7. Prepare to get lost in the raw energy they plan on pumping into the Lawrence crowd.

It should come as no surprise that it’s easier to write music when no one is watching. At least, that was one of the obstacles ...


Eldridge Hotel proposes major expansion; Lawrence lands on startup list; family fun center update

Rendering for the proposed expansion of The Eldridge Hotel. Courtesy: City of Lawrence/Paul Werner Architects

Somewhere, the Missouri knickers of William Quantrill must be in quite a bunch right now. More than 150 years after Quantrill burned it to the ...

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Playoffs roundup: Aaron Rodgers leading Drew Gooden fan club

Washington Wizards John Wall, left, celebrates with Al Harrington and Drew Gooden (90) after an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in Washington. The Wizards won 118-92, and clinched a playoff berth. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

As if Chicago sports fans needed another reason to despise Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers. What does an NFL star have to do with the ...


Three Miraculous Things

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Searching for a brother, a father, and long-ago roots in another country These are three great articles and films. Two, a video and a film, ...


We Should Really Call it Grandmother’s Day

Grandma and Baby HJ

Mother’s Day is now 18 days away. I didn’t realize how close it was until my brother called on Monday to discuss plans for my ...


Quinoa newbie

I'm trying to eat clean(er). At first, I wasn't sure what this meant, entirely. And frankly, I still don't, so I'm making it up as ...

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Healthy doughnuts, part 2

Delicious, healthy doughnuts.

When I last wrote about doughnuts, I told you I was really, really trying not to make doughnut making a “thing” for me. I’d had ...


Tired of Whining Homosexuals

I feel sorry for homosexuals because they are afflicted with a birth defect they seem unable to understand. However, I'm tired of them and their ...


Lawrence’s sleepy heads land city on national top 10 list; medical office development underway near west Walmart

Lawrence has made another national top 10 list, and, if the results are any indication, we'll likely comprehend its meaning sometime around noon. You see, ...

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Poll: Brownback 47%; Davis 40%

A new poll out today shows Republican Gov. Sam Brownback with a lead over his likely Democratic challenger, Rep. Paul Davis of Lawrence. The survey ...

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Lawmaker’s misstatements on education caught on video

Rep. Willie Dove, R-Bonner Springs, tried to convince a DeSoto audience Saturday that Kansas has the fourth-lowest test scores in the country, a statement directly contradicted by reports of those test results.

A northeast Kansas legislator was recorded on camera over the weekend telling constituents that Kansas has the fourth worst educational system in the country, based ...

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Four left for the Farmers’ Ball finals

At the Bottleneck on Saturday night, eight local gems put on a battle of bands show of sorts for the Farmers' Ball semifinals, competing for ...


City set to clear way for test of legalized hitchhiking program; engineers propose unique design for pump station near 31st and Louisiana

A view from the southwest of the proposed pump station near 31st and Louisiana streets Photo:Courtesy City of Lawrence and PEC

At the moment, my thumb is still multicolored from a mishap with Easter egg dye, melted chocolate bunnies and several exploding marshmallow Peeps. But soon ...

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Making focus a habit will help you avoid slumps

Mastering Tadasana (Mountain pose) can help you build a habit of focus that will improve your posture and also keep you from slumping in your daily life.

Often the first pose in a yoga class is the simplest — simply standing in Tadasana (Mountain pose). You are instructed to balance the weight ...


Paul Pierce clutch in playoffs opener

Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce, center, drives to the net against Toronto Raptors Patrick Patterson, left, during the first half of Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, in Toronto on Saturday, April 19, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

For the first 30-plus minutes he spent on the court Saturday at Toronto, it didn't look like veteran Brooklyn small forward Paul Pierce would play ...


Free State baseball has terrible luck

There's plenty of types of bad luck. Sometimes when you're playing poker, you just can't get the right cards. Sometimes you forget your umbrella when ...


Jayhawks in the Playoffs guide

Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers (15) drives on Charlotte Bobcats guard Kemba Walker during the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo.

Congratulations. You survived the 82-game NBA regular season. Well, even if you didn't, personally, six former Kansas University basketball players did. (Actually, if you want ...


KU student’s ‘Watchmen: Midnight’ fanedit one-ups original

Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ groundbreaking 1987 book “Watchmen” was the only graphic novel to appear on Time’s 2005 “All-Time Greatest Novels” list. It pushed ...


Looking Forward: April 17-23

Contributed Photo: Schoolboy Q is performing at Liberty Hall on April 23 at 9 p.m. Tickets at $25-28.

JabberJosh A two-piece, Sam and Will Gunnerson make up the fuzz punk JabberJosh. They rocks a heavier sound than most two can produce alone, Sam ...


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