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Say something nice about Kansas football: Pursuing LSU recruits worth a try

SEC schools, other football programs with national cachet and whatever school hires Les Miles have a better shot, but it’s not impossible that Kansas could ending up snagging or two of the recruits verbally committed to LSU who decide to reopen the recruiting process. It’s a long ... Continue reading

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He Will, He Won’t, He Might: Josh Jackson

Another week brings another entry in the "He will, He Won't, He Might" blog series and today we take a peek at freshman wing Josh Jackson. Jackson, as you know, is the latest highly touted, likely one-and-done freshman phenom landed by KU coach Bill Self. An he ... Continue reading

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Weekend police blotter for Sept. 24 to Sept. 26

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity for the last 72 hours. Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:03 a.m. Friday to 5:36 a.m. Monday and includes 954 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Local restaurant gets new owners, plans to expand; downtown business lands on national list

Gyro is among a fairly sizable list of words that I neither know how to spell or pronounce but do know how to eat. Well, one of the city’s largest producers of gyros has new owners and is looking to expand. Downtown Lawrence’s Pita Pit restaurant has ... Continue reading

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Watch this space: Heard on the Hill is back

Astute Journal-World readers may have noticed something recently. And the ones who like reading my stuff might have been worried. My byline has been MIA for a while, and so has Heard on the Hill. Good news (at least for those in the “like reading my stuff” ... Continue reading

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Paul Pierce announces coming season will be his last in NBA

Some of the other biggest names of his generation have retired, but Paul Pierce will forge ahead and play one more NBA season. After a summer of contemplation, the former Kansas star, entering his 19th season in the league, announced Monday on [The Players’ Tribune][1] his intentions ... Continue reading

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Offensive line woes make quarterback a tough place to play at Kansas

Playing quarterback for Kansas against a brutal schedule requires making the right decision when the best-laid plans break down. For example, take a look at three screen shots taken from ESPN's telecast, all from the biggest play of KU's 43-7 loss at Memphis, defensive tackle Jonathan Wilson's ... Continue reading

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Update on Spin pizza coming to Lawrence; keep eyes open for another hotel project; more updates on northwest development

Fall — it began Thursday, as evidenced by my perspiration having a certain pumpkin spice latte hue to it — makes me think of flannel. Flannel makes me think of lumberjacks. Lumberjacks make me think of the Northwest. So, let’s provide an update on some northwest Lawrence ... Continue reading

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Man reported walking Lawrence streets with a rifle and alcohol

Around 4:50 p.m. Thursday officers were dispatched to the intersection of West 14th and Ohio streets for a report of a man walking around the area with alcohol in one hand and what appeared to be a rifle in the other, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Amy Rhoads. ... Continue reading

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There’s pixie gold dust in Eudora photographer’s pictures; Eudora ready for Great Kaw Adventure Race; Baldwin City selects streets for repaving

Fairies have been very good to Janene Rothwell and her Pbj Photography studio. Rothwell took over the studio in an old gas station on the corner for 10th and Main streets in Eudora at the start of 2015, remodeled it with a 1950s theme and moved into ... Continue reading

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Police blotter for Sept. 23

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:51 a.m. Thursday to 5:46 a.m. Friday and includes 415 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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KU Basketball Boot Camp Journal: Sept. 23, 2016

You’ve heard the stories, read the accounts and probably even imagined what it’s like. But to see it is a whole different experience. Boot Camp, Kansas basketball style, is not for the faint of heart and on Friday a handful of local media members were invited in ... Continue reading

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Peculiar reading

I first encountered Ransom Riggs’ "[Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children][1]" after I started working at Lawrence Public Library over three years ago. While shelving, I would often see the creepy, antique cover leering out from the stacks, which continued to intrigue me for some time. Eventually, ... Continue reading

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Behind the curtain at another KU Boot Camp

The Kansas basketball team plowed its way through Day 3 of Bill Self's annual preseason Boot Camp on Wednesday and was at it again bright and early for Day 4 on Thursday morning. That puts the Jayhawks one day away from the halfway point of the annual ... Continue reading

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New report shows state nearing budget deficit

A new analysis of the state's financial condition shows that if revenues hit the mark for the rest of this fiscal year, it will end the fiscal year on June 30 with only $5.6 million in its general fund. But as anyone who has watched the monthly ... Continue reading

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Criminal charges will not be pursued regarding ‘Black Lives Matter’ banner stolen from ECM, police say

Criminal charges will not be filed regarding the "Black Lives Matter" banner that was recently stolen from the Ecumenical Campus Ministries building, police say. The banner was stolen from ECM, 1204 Oread Ave., on Saturday. Witnesses reported seeing several people at the scene who drove off in ... Continue reading

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Longtime area restaurant owner opens new eastside diner; an update on 19th and Haskell Dollar General; Arts Center raises big money

There are stylish 1980s photos out there that prove I was in some conversations for posting a triple-double on a basketball stat sheet. These days when I talk about a triple-double it most often is to describe the desired strength of my elastic waistband. That change is ... Continue reading

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Police blotter for Sept. 22

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:04 a.m. Wednesday to 3:08 a.m. Thursday and includes 313 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Football Game Tape: Week Three

The first season of the Sunflower League/Suburban Conference Showdown turned into a beatdown with Missouri winning all 11 football games against Kansas teams. Both of the games involving Lawrence High and Free State were close for the first 30 minutes until their opponents pulled away. The Lions ... Continue reading

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He Will, He Won’t, He Might: Devonte’ Graham

We're back for more with our new feature, "He Will, He Won't, He Might," which aims to identify something each Kansas basketball player definitely will do during the 2016-17 season, something the same player almost certainly won’t do and, of course, the wildcard, something each player actually ... Continue reading

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