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HERE apartment complex near KU lands first two commercial tenants; more on the way

When I was in college, pizza, beer and abacus stores were the most likely type of businesses to locate next to the KU campus. In a sign of changing times, I’ve gotten word that the first two tenants in a new retail development next to KU will ... Continue reading

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Getting to know: West Virginia basketball

West Virginia enters Tuesday’s primetime matchup against second-ranked Kansas on a two-game losing streak, but that won’t diminish any significance in Morgantown. The 18th-ranked Mountaineers have won three straight matchups against the Jayhawks in their home arena, and they view Tuesday (6 p.m., ESPN) as another opportunity ... Continue reading

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Former lawmaker Dennis McKinney to announce bid for Congress

Former House Democratic Leader Dennis McKinney, of Greensburg, is planning to throw his hat in the ring for the upcoming special election in the 4th Congressional District. McKinney said he plans to make a formal announcement Wednesday. The special election is being held to fill the vacancy ... Continue reading

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West Virginia great Jerry West turns everything into competition

Everything Jerry West touches turns to gold. Architect of five 1980’s titles with the Los Angeles Lakers, the franchise he represented in the NBA All-Star Game in all 14 seasons of his career, West even has had a hand in the Golden State Warriors’ recent success as ... Continue reading

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KU’s official chancellor search web page is live, with contact info for submitting applications

Names of candidates for the next chancellor of the University of Kansas have already started coming in to search leaders, the [search committee chairman said][1] a few days ago. I’ve even received a nomination myself, via Twitter: If Barack Obama would like to apply, I can now ... Continue reading

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Are you ready for more madness?

Already with a game scheduled for Feb. 11 — 1 p.m. at Texas Tech — the Kansas men’s basketball program and its fans now have another reason to circle that date on their calendars. Are you ready for more madness? You better be, because starting this year, ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 24

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 6:18 a.m. Monday to 5:45 a.m. Tuesday and includes 172 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Pompeo confirmation sets up special election in 4th District

The U.S. Senate Monday night confirmed Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo as CIA Director, setting up a special election that could turn into the first public referendum on President Donald Trump's new administration. By most assessments, such a referendum would likely end favorably for whomever the Republican Party ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 20 to Jan. 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 6:10 a.m. Friday to 5:39 a.m. Monday and includes 632 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Majority of people who took city survey want to see changes with the police department

As promised, I’ve kept an eye on a [recent survey][1] from the city asking area residents about citizen oversight of the Lawrence Police Department. And it seems like the majority of the several dozen people who participated would like to see a few changes. If you haven’t ... Continue reading

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KU Hospital releases statement on proposed campus carry bill: Allowing guns in hospital ‘simply incomprehensible’

The University of Kansas Hospital has endorsed proposed state legislation that would weaken the law allowing concealed guns on state university campuses starting this summer. Specifically, the House bill would permanently exempt several types of health care facilities and colleges from the law that allows guns in ... Continue reading

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Jayhawks poised to attack ‘Press Virginia’

There have been a lot of discussions, questions and inquiries during the past couple of weeks centered around the strategy for playing against West Virginia’s press. But now that the deck has been cleared and the second-ranked Kansas men’s basketball team (18-1 overall, 7-0 Big 12) has ... Continue reading

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Lawrence housing market posts increase for 2016, home prices rise; question about whether homeowners will see higher property tax values

The final numbers for 2016 are in, and real estate agents sold 1,210 Lawrence homes. From the podium, though, it looked like at least a million to a million and a half. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) Either way, it was enough for Lawrence to post its fourth ... Continue reading

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Write your very own Bob Huggins captions

Some people can't help but make good subjects for photos. The camera consistently brings out the best in West Virginia coach Bob Huggins, even when he doesn't get all dressed up for the occasion. See if you can top my captions on any or all of these ... Continue reading

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KU Sports Extra: Jayhawks Rolling Along

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Baseline View: Jayhawks battle to a 79-67 win over Texas

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Postgame Pressers: KU 79, Texas 67

Kansas players Devonte' Graham, Frank Mason, and Josh Jackson, and head coach Bill Self ---------------------------------------- Texas head coach Shaka Smart ---------------------------- Continue reading

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Baseline View: Kansas battles to a 79-67 win over Texas

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Frank Mason knows best

None of Frank Mason III’s 12 Kansas basketball teammates would consider the senior point guard and leader a selfish player. Sometimes, however, the 5-foot-11 Mason just has to take over. The Jayhawks weren’t exactly in dire straits, up eight against Texas at halftime Saturday afternoon at Allen ... Continue reading

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Former KU recruit Jarrett Allen fed off energy in Allen Fieldhouse

Flashback to last fall and Jarrett Allen was on an official visit to Allen Fieldhouse, envisioning himself playing for the Kansas Jayhawks. After Saturday, all of the fans in Lawrence were left wondering what could have been. Allen posted the best performance of his young collegiate career ... Continue reading

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