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Wiggins’ star continues to shine brighter with new shoe release

Shortly after becoming one of the prized signings of Kansas coach Bill Self, former KU star Andrew Wiggins became one of the premiere spokesmen for Adidas basketball. Earlier this summer, Wiggins took another step toward becoming a mega shoe mogul when he helped Adidas launch its newest ... Continue reading

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Restaurant inspections for early August; several local hotels make the list

A handful of hotels made their way onto the restaurant inspection list for the first half of August. Coincidentally, the inspections come at a time when students are trickling back — OK, maybe they're returning in droves — and I'm sure Lawrence's hospitality industry is seeing plenty ... Continue reading

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Say something nice about Kansas football: Improved depth eliminates need to rush freshmen onto field

True freshmen Larry Hughes and Clyde McCauley combined to start nine games at offensive tackle for Kansas last season and classmate Tyrone Miller started the first seven games of the season at cornerback. If the same players were true freshmen this season, they would combine to start ... Continue reading

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KU’s Jackson, Graham among most coveted players in the country

There’s no doubting that college coaches across the country would enjoy the opportunity to coach more than a few members of the Kansas men’s basketball team. Year after year, KU coach Bill Self beats out a varying number of college coaches for some of the top talent ... Continue reading

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Criminal charge filed against Lawrence man accused of harassing New Zealand blogger

Months after a New Zealand blogger said she began receiving inappropriate messages and images from a Lawrence man over her Instagram account, the man has been arrested. Late into the night of Aug. 5, Kalim Akeba Lloyd Dowdell, 19, was arrested and booked into the Douglas County ... Continue reading

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Bowlsby’s strong strategy helps Big 12 navigate latest expansion saga

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby has faced recent criticism for being a commissioner that changes with the wind and not putting forth a strong enough presence to lead the conference through what only can be described as a crucial stretch. While it’s true that Bowlsby has not ... Continue reading

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New apartment complex planned for south Lawrence; city’s library lands on list of most spectacular libraries in the world

There are times I think it would be wise for me to live directly across the street from a home improvement center. The quicker I get my supplies, the quicker the project starts, the quicker the ambulance arrives, and everyone wins in that situation. Well, plans have ... Continue reading

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Former LSU receiver Tyron Johnson has KU connection

This is a strange new world for Kansas football. Former Alabama players are transferring to play for the Jayhawks. Like THE Alabama. Not South Alabama. Not Alabama-Birmingham. The Alabama with Nick Saban and all those national championships. First, former ’Bama receiver [Daylon Charlot][1] announced his intentions to ... Continue reading

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The Rules and the Exceptions of Reading

I’m a natural-born rule follower. If there’s a rule in place, it almost never occurs to me to ask why it’s there or whether it’s worth following; it’s a rule, so unless it’s a pile of ethical garbage, I’m probably going to follow it. My preference for ... Continue reading

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Eudora Chamber of Commerce reboots; Baker set to welcome back students; Eudora to celebrate Kaw heritage

The Eudora Chamber of Commerce is being rebooted for the second time this year with Mary Kirkendoll, owner of the Yoga Center, taking on the job of the organization’s project coordinator earlier this month. Kirkendoll said her decision to take the position was a natural progression of ... Continue reading

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Lawrence Wal-Mart sets Dennis Abbott up with a new set of wheels

When you're known in Lawrence for riding your bicycle around town, any time spent without your wheels is too long. Fortunately, Dennis Abbott was without a bicycle for only a few days. Abbott, a longtime fixture of downtown Lawrence, reported on Sunday morning that his bicycle was ... Continue reading

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Piecing together KU football’s preseason progress thus far

The Kansas football team is now a week into its preseason camp. How do the Jayhawks, who went 0-12 a year ago, look? Let’s try to piece some clues together. Second-year head coach David Beaty, his assistants and the players meet with media for interviews a couple ... Continue reading

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South Iowa Street scuttlebutt: National fabric store to locate in Lawrence, boutique changes focus, chain restaurant set to open

Let’s get caught up on some south Iowa Street scuttlebutt . . . • As a man who lives in a family with quilters, I can tell you there is some sewing table gossip that will get you a needle in the nose if you repeat it. ... Continue reading

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A peek at a new ‘chic but casual’ west Lawrence restaurant

I suspect the idea of upscale dining for John Wilson — the founder of North Lawrence’s Johnny’s Tavern — may have involved extra salt on the bowl of peanuts at the bar. Or if it was an anniversary dinner, or something like that, perhaps some tomato juice ... Continue reading

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Wanted man tries to escape through an attic, arrested in the parking lot, police say

When I first took over this blog a few people reached out to me requesting stories similar to the arrest of a [23-year-old man who was found crawling in the ceiling of Munchers Bakery][1]. Well, this is about as close as it gets in this business: Early ... Continue reading

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Further proof that Kansas, Missouri don’t mix

Tim Kaine, the democratic nominee for vice president and running mate of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, has been in the news for a number of reasons since his name was announced on the ticket with Clinton. But one of the most intriguing reasons, at least for readers ... Continue reading

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West Lawrence grocery begins new program to allow customers to order online, pick up groceries at the curb; an odd KU ranking

The two most dangerous words on the internet: Buy now. When Amazon was created, my house ended up with a library, complete with lobby furniture. And one thing I can assure you is that my household likes food a lot better than we like books, so I ... Continue reading

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Early-morning traffic stop leads to high-speed motorcycle chase through multiple counties, police say

If you were up very early Monday morning — or up very late, depending on your outlook — you may have seen a few police officers chasing a motorcycle through town. Preliminary details are limited. But here's what we know so far: Around 1:50 a.m. one officer ... Continue reading

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Say something nice about Kansas football: Sprinters galore competing

Je’Ney Jackson’s non-stop search for how to make Kansas football players faster even takes him elsewhere in the athletic department at times. Jackson said he consults friends Stanley Redwine, KU’s head track and field coach, and sprints and hurdles coach Elisha Brewer. “I’ll ask coach Brewer, ‘What ... Continue reading

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Former KU football player pleads guilty to theft charge; current football player awaits trial

A former University of Kansas football player pleaded guilty on Friday to stealing money to pay for fast food. Another man, currently on KU's football team, is awaiting trial regarding the incident. Eric Deon Rivers, 21, and Kendall Nyear Duckworth, 19, were arrested the morning of Feb. ... Continue reading