School board notes: AVID; weeds; Langston Hughes project

The Lawrence school board meeting Monday night was dominated by discussion of the school finance bill that state lawmakers recently passed, but Gov. Sam Brownback ...


Review: Strong performances, direction make ‘Gatsby’ a must-see

An American classic comes to life on the Theatre Lawrence stage in Simon Levy’s adaptation of “The Great Gatsby.” Strong performances, sure-handed direction, and clever ...


No playoffs for Morris twins

Phoenix Suns' Markieff Morris sits in the locker room after an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Monday, April 14, 2014, in Phoenix. The Grizzlies won 97-91 eliminating the Suns from the playoffs. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Phoenix needed to beat Memphis Monday night in step No. 1 of its last chance at the NBA Playoffs. The next couple steps never came ...


A ‘living room’ concert experience with Mates of State

Mates of State performed a stripped down set at Granada last night, dropped synth/electronic sounds for warm textures of piano, horns, cello and drums.

For those of you who bummed out on the couch last night because Miley Cyrus ended up hospitalized in Kansas City instead of onstage at ...


Wolf earns big money from government health care programs he criticizes

Dr. Milton Wolf and the medical practice he works for received more than $1.4 million in 2012 and 2013 in reimbursements from the very government-run ...

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Sebelius said to be weighing U.S. Senate bid

A report today by the New York Times suggesting that Democrat Kathleen Sebelius might run for the U.S. Senate against her old friend Republican Pat ...

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Library seeking partner to open coffee shop in new library space; as weather warms up, downtown events begin to pile up

A coffee shop in the new Lawrence Public Library: Maybe it could be called The Java Code, and the menu board could be written in ...

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Excuse Me While I Breastfeed My Seven-Year-Old

I still remember the day very vividly. I was waiting tables at the Lawrence Old Chicago (may it rest in peace) and I walked up ...


Healthy soft serve ice cream

Soft-serve without the crap.

Like many kids, my 5-year-old is very much into the PBS show “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” which, for those of you who don’t have kids, is ...


Pizza Rustica

Megan's Pie

I love homemade pizza night. It's great for when I'm short on time and long on leftovers. Really, friends, you can put almost anything on ...


Jenkins out-fundraising Wakefield

Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins is enjoying a nearly 2-to-1 fundraising advantage over her likely Democratic opponent, Lawrence attorney Margie Wakefield, according to the latest campaign finance ...

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Athletes of the Week

Two future college athletes had big weeks and helped their respective teams in large ways. Free State High's Bailey Sullivan, a TCU signee, led the ...


KU broadcaster David Lawrence to open West Lawrence sports restaurant and bar; update on Limestone pizza restaurant downtown

Due to a host of oddities that no one ever could have predicted, I never did make it into uniform for the Kansas Jayhawks football ...

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The lunar eclipse on video (in case you couldn’t stay up) and songs about the moon, April 15, 2014

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In case you weren't able to stay up all night for the lunar eclipse, here it is on video tape, as well as some great ...

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Paul Pierce joins elite company, with 25,000 career points

Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce (34) reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks Friday, April 11, 2014, in New York. Atlanta won 93-88. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Ever since Paul Pierce left Kansas University a year early for the NBA in 1998, he has made a living putting up points. On Friday, ...


Review: Bold and experimental, ‘The Other Shore’ doesn’t satisfy

Sometimes, you can reach too far. Such is the case with Kansas University Theatre’s production of “The Other Shore” by Nobel Laureate Gao Xingjian. Surreal, ...


In new ad, group backing Brownback praises governor for school bill but doesn’t mention repeal of teacher tenure

A group backing Gov. Sam Brownback churned out a commercial praising Brownback for the new school finance bill, but the ad doesn't mention controversial parts ...

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UPDATE: Buffalo Bob’s to close at end of month; Ladybird Diner plans to open along Mass. Street in June; city, county hosting Horizon 2020 meetings

UPDATE: Since posting the original column this morning, I've had a chance to talk with Bob Schumm, owner of both the Dynamite Saloon and Buffalo ...

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Spring Game Rewind

Blue Team running back Brandon Bourbon (25) celebrates with quarterback Montell Cozart after a touchdown by Cozart against the White Team during the second half of the Kansas Spring Game on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo

Just like that, another session of spring practice is in the books and, despite what the weather looks like in Lawrence today, we're moving on ...


Free State’s boys track and field team looking to surprise

Free State High's boys track and field team finished in fourth place at the Blue Valley Relays on Friday. Though they didn't win the meet ...


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