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More than 700 celebrity faces, autographs will have permanent home at KU library

Famous writers, musicians, actors, sports figures — University of Kansas associate professor of film and media studies John Tibbetts has interviewed and painted portraits of more than 700 such personalities. Those portraits, all signed by their subjects, will have a permanent home at KU’s Spencer Research Library. ... Continue reading

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Housing prices continue to spike in Lawrence as number of homes for sale declines

I once tried to buy my wife a new house for Christmas, but I ran out of wrapping paper and called the whole thing off. Well, if you are in the market for a holiday home purchase this year, you will need more than a large supply ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 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 6:03 a.m. Tuesday to 5:56 a.m. Wednesday and includes 390 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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KU Sports Extra: Guards Guide Kansas to CBE Title

Reaction from Tom Keegan and Matt Tait on KU's two victories in two days that led the Jayhawks to claim the CBE Hall of Fame Classic championship at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaLJWGdwflU&spfreload=10 Continue reading

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Baseline View: Kansas puts down Georgia in CBE title game

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Frank Mason delivers another big night against Georgia

**1 - Frank Mason:** Led the Jayhawks in scoring for the fourth time in five games with 19 points. He made 2 of 4 free throws and put the pressure on Georgia's defense until tiring late in the game and mixed it up well enough to grab ... Continue reading

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Postgame Report Card: Kansas 65, Georgia 54

Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 65-54 victory over Georgia in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic on Tuesday night at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Offense: A- ---------- At this point, this team’s offense is coming from its four guards, so if you’re grading ... Continue reading

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A librarian’s search for meaning

> “He who has a why to live for can bear > almost any how.” -Friedrich Nietzsche Two days after the election, I was in New York for business, and I found myself roaming the streets of Brooklyn. Everywhere I went, people seemed to be trying to ... Continue reading

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Brownback mum on potential cabinet job

Gov. Sam Brownback on Monday refused to comment on speculation that he is being considered for a job in the new Trump administration. "I'm not answering any questions on anything regarding me and the Trump administration," Brownback said Monday in brief remarks to reporters following the ceremonial ... Continue reading

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KU Crime Blotter: Week of Nov. 14 through Nov. 20

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, Nov. 14, and Sunday, Nov. 20. Incidents are listed by the dates they were reported. **Nov. 20** • Someone stole items from a vehicle Nov. 18 or Nov. 19 at Lot ... Continue reading

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From dominoes to origami, new Lawrence business plans to teach it all; gasoline really cheap locally, new report finds

I have known many masters of dollar bill origami. Wait. I’m now told “origami” is not a French word for “to make disappear.” In that case, I know nothing about dollar bill origami. But there is a new business in Lawrence that will teach me lots about ... Continue reading

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Mason finally surrenders spot as KU’s top scorer

Well, that was a first. After setting the college basketball world on fire during the first couple of weeks of the season with big time performance after big time performance, Kansas senior Frank Mason III finally surrendered his spot as the Jayhawks’ top scorer, giving way to ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 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 6:28 a.m. Monday to 5:53 a.m. Tuesday and includes 369 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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KU Sports Extra: Kansas is King in KC

Reaction from Matt Tait and Tom Keegan at Sprint Center, following the Jayhawks' 83-63 Monday victory over UAB in the CBE Classic. • — For a preview of what to expect in tonight's match-up, join our Gameday Chat with Matt Tait to talk KU-Georgia. Submit questions early ... Continue reading

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Baseline View: Strong night for Josh Jackson against UAB

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KU notes recent deaths of retired English professors, African studies lecturer

This fall, the University of Kansas community is mourning the deaths of two retired English professors and an African and African-American studies lecturer known for teaching Kiswahili. The university this month shared statements remembering the three teachers. *** George Worth, 87, was a professor emeritus of English ... Continue reading

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Say something nice about Kansas football: Dorance Armstrong deserves to be in running for All-American honors

In writing about Kansas [defensive end Dorance Armstrong][1] after the potentially program-turning upset of Texas, I left off the final sentence of a string of superlatives that safety Fish Smithson said about Armstrong until I could research it. "Statistically," Smithson said, "I think his stats will match ... Continue reading

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Kobach photo with Trump may offer hints on immigration policy

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach may have shown his hand, in the most literal sense, when he posed for a picture Sunday just before his interview with President-elect Donald Trump. The photos, released by The Associated Press, show Kobach holding a binder for a legal pad ... Continue reading

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What’s that under construction along 23rd Street? Here’s an update

For some people, turkey makes them sleepy. For me, it makes me forgetful — as in I forget to breathe in between bites. I don’t know what makes you forgetful, but evidently it is something because I’ve had several requests to remind people about a couple of ... Continue reading

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Brownback’s press secretary retiring; assistant taking over

Gov. Sam Brownback announced Monday that his press secretary, Eileen Hawley, will retire at the end of the week and that her assistant, Melika Willoughby, will take over the post. Hawley took the job of press secretary in 2013. Before working for the Brownback administration, she worked ... Continue reading