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Reading Water, Hearing Trees

It’s Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday! In honor of the man who’s mostly famous for sitting by a pond, here’s a look at a few recent books that might be of interest – whether or not you choose to go to the woods, build a cabin, and ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for July 22

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:47 a.m. Friday to 5:21 a.m. Saturday and includes 236 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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One arrested after alleged groping during downtown sidewalk sale

Discount hunters filled Massachusetts Street Thursday for the 58th annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale. But about 1:25 p.m. Thursday, police responded to a report of a groping at a business in the 900 block of Massachusetts Street, according to Officer Drew Fennelly. Police located and arrested the ... Continue reading

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Kris Kobach now a Douglas County voter

With no fanfare, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach changed his official residence recently to his farm near Lecompton and registered to vote in Douglas County. Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew confirmed that Kobach changed his voter registration on March 8. He had previously been a resident ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for July 21

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 7:11 a.m. Thursday to 5:40 a.m. Friday and includes 202 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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An early guess at KU football’s depth chart

The season-opener vs. Southeast Missouri State at Memorial Stadium is just six weeks and a day away. It also marks the first day head coach David Beaty will release a depth chart, which will appear on the flip chart distributed in the press box. Obviously, fall camp ... Continue reading

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A look at the new names and numbers on Kansas football’s 2017 roster

Kansas football players report for preseason camp on July 31, but the 2017 roster began materializing long before that thanks to the numerous newcomers who arrived earlier this summer. As is the case every year, the roster looks significantly different entering August practices than it did in ... Continue reading

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KU student swindled by Instagram scam

A University of Kansas student is out more than $2,000 after reportedly falling victim to a scammer on Instagram. According to a KU police report and information from KU Deputy Chief James Anguiano, a student reported to police this week that someone hacked his aunt’s Instagram account ... Continue reading

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Our new friend Libby

It’s no secret how much I love Hoopla. I’ve been known to chat to anyone about it at the library and in my book clubs (and at the grocery store, the bar, the laundromat … pretty much anywhere.) It’s just so easy to use, and I’m a ... Continue reading

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Once popular restaurant chain closes west Lawrence location; more reasons to keep an eye on Lawrence’s Kmart distribution center

America’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill is now in one less Lawrence neighborhood. Applebee’s has closed one of its two Lawrence locations. The Applebee’s at Sixth and Monterey Way — in the shopping center that houses Hy-Vee — closed on Wednesday, and crews were taking the signs down ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for July 20

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:17 a.m. Wednesday to 5:29 a.m. Thursday and includes 254 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Five-star Kansas commit Devonta Jason praised for talent and character

Class of 2018 wide receiver Devonta Jason became the most discussed prospect in recent Kansas football memory when the New Orleans native verbally committed to David Beaty’s program in February. Despite some skepticism on whether Jason, rated the No. 22 prep senior in the nation and a ... Continue reading

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David Beaty learns less sometimes more for head football coach

New Oklahoma head football coach Lincoln Riley received advice from, among others, David Beaty on how to make the transition from assistant coach to top dog. “The phrase I shared with him was these next few days will be like drinking from a fire hose,” Beaty said. ... Continue reading

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Is top prep talent Marvin Bagley III a real option for Kansas basketball?

Within minutes, possibly even seconds, of [the news breaking Wednesday night that William & Mary transfer forward Jack Whitman was leaving the Kansas basketball program,][1] eager and uneasy KU fans alike were connecting the dots to Marvin Bagley III. Late Thursday morning, KU coach Bill Self confirmed ... Continue reading

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Three captured after early-morning police pursuit

There was a commotion this morning at the edge of town, just east of the East Hills Business Park. A reader who contacted us wondering what was going on described the location — approximately the 1400 block of East 1750 Road — as a “cornfield.” I did ... Continue reading

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After NBA summer league, Perry Ellis looking forward to playing in Australia

After attempting to land a spot in the NBA during the Las Vegas Summer League, former Kansas basketball standout Perry Ellis is looking ahead to his future in Australia’s National Basketball League. Ellis signed a contract with the Sydney Kings in May, but the club allowed him ... Continue reading

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With Jimmy Butler’s help, Andrew Wiggins could finally reach full defensive potential

For all the points he has put up and all the wicked dunks he has thrown down since entering the NBA as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 draft, Andrew Wiggins still has ample room to grow in terms of the impact he can make ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for July 19

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:35 a.m. Tuesday to 5:15 a.m. Wednesday and includes 242 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Beaty: It was a ‘miracle’ KU landed Dorance Armstrong in recruiting

Frisco, Texas — It’s difficult to make up time in recruiting, but that’s exactly what Kansas football coach David Beaty and his staff had to do when he first arrived on campus. Looking over to junior defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr., the Big 12’s preseason defensive player ... Continue reading

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David Beaty shares how he talks Kansas football with recruits

Asked at Big 12 Media Days to share his recruiting pitch, Kansas head football coach David Beaty called an audible on the question and then answered it. "Well, there's no pitch, there's a relationship," Beaty said. "There's no cliche there. We're going to get to know you. ... Continue reading

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