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Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 8 - OL Clyde McCauley

As we continue to climb toward the top spot in this year's Most Crucial Jayhawks for the 2016 college football season, we run into the fourth offensive lineman on our list so far at No. 8. KU's offensive line, which OL coach Zach Yenser said back in ... Continue reading

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Andrew Wiggins reflects on how season at KU prepped him for NBA

Minnesota forward Andrew Wiggins, in Lawrence to co-host a youth basketball camp, says his one-and-done season at Kansas prepared him well for making the jump to the NBA. “College teaches fundamentals and the basics of the game, and coach (Bill) Self taught me a lot,” Wiggins says, ... Continue reading

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Online enrollment offered in Baldwin, Eudora school districts; Baldwin City Council reaches consensus on 2017 budget

Last week’s report in Area Roundup of the dissolution of the Baldwin City technology company Reflective Group doesn’t mean the end of the online enrollment program the company developed with the Baldwin school district and later sold to the Eudora school district. Baldwin Superintendent Paul Dorathy said ... Continue reading

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Lawrence ranked as a top city in the Midwest; reggae festival coming to downtown; Herbert issues apology for Topeka comments

Finally, a political platform that I could get enthusiastic about: More breweries and more wineries. That seems to have been the winning combination for a community that recently beat Lawrence in a contest to be named the Midwest’s Greatest Town. If you remember, we reported in January ... Continue reading

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May I see your ID, please? Police say stolen credit card leads to arrest

Difficult though it may be to admit, when cashiers and servers ask for your identification they are doing it for a reason other than to annoy you. Wednesday morning a Lawrence man was arrested after his financial information did not match his ID, police said. Andrew Douglas ... Continue reading

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Police blotter for Thursday, July 14

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 7:12 a.m. Wednesday to 5:46 a.m. Thursday and includes 349 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Undeterred Tarik Black ready to earn larger role with Lakers

Many NBA players would look back at a six-month-long season that included merely 104 shot attempts with contempt. Tarik Black isn’t wired that way, though. During the young center’s second season with the Los Angeles Lakers, he only played in 39 games, logging just 12.7 minutes off ... Continue reading

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Capital city begs to differ with Commissioner Matthew Herbert’s Topeka bashing; Herbert apologizes

TOPEKA – Suffice it to say there were people in Topeka who were fairly unamused Wednesday after reading the comments that one Lawrence city commissioner made the night before regarding the Topeka arts scene. Expressing his displeasure with City Manager Tom Markus' budget recommendations, including cuts to ... Continue reading

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Ben McLemore ponders what-if of teaming with Andrew Wiggins at KU

Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore, back in Lawrence to co-host a youth basketball camp, discusses missing out on teaming up with the camp’s other marquee name and former Kansas star, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins. McLemore, who played one season at KU, left early to enter the ... Continue reading

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Tour of Lawrence returns this weekend with an estimated 750 cyclists rolling into town

More than 750 cyclists are expected to roll into town (we’ll try to keep the bicycle jokes to a minimum here) when the eighth annual Tour of Lawrence kicks off Friday. The three-day event, sanctioned by USA Cycling, is presented by U.S. Bank and made possible by ... Continue reading

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When They Were Gold: Today marks 1-year anniversary of KU’s World University Games triumph

In a lot of ways, it seems like much longer than one year ago that the Kansas men’s basketball players were standing on a podium in South Korea with USA splashed across their chests awaiting the presentation of their gold medals. So much happened between now and ... Continue reading

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Busy Tuesday on a stretch of East 23rd Street

Tuesday seemed to be a busy time for a portion of 23rd Street, with several incidents resulting in a couple of arrests and one person being sent to the hospital. Shortly before 4 p.m., Kevin Mendham, 40, of Lawrence, was arrested in the 1800 block of East ... Continue reading

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Plans for downtown grocery store growing; Price Chopper still in the mix on project

Trust me, I’m familiar with the idea of supersizing at the grocery store. There’s a reason my house has cereal boxes that can double as walk-in closets. But soon, downtown Lawrence and its neighbors in East Lawrence may have to figure out what they think of supersizing ... Continue reading

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Police blotter for Wednesday, July 13

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 7:10 a.m. Tuesday to 5:32 a.m. Wednesday and includes 251 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 9 - QB Montell Cozart

It's on to No. 9 on our countdown of the Most Crucial Jayhawks of the 2016 season and that's where we find everyone's favorite KU quarterback from recent years. No Kansas player has taken as much criticism and, at the same time, been given as many different ... Continue reading

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Paul Pierce gives coaching a shot in video feature

Paul Pierce, in his 18 NBA seasons following three years at Kansas, has seen it all in the game of basketball. The 38-year-old forward recently imparted some of his hoops wisdom with a young prep player for a feature on The Players’ Tribune. Pierce, a contributing editor ... Continue reading

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Twins train hogs for Douglas County Fair

Video by Journal-World photographer Richard Gwin: Twin brothers Lane and Tate Anderson, 13, walk their hogs "Big Large" and "Mr. Pig" Tuesday in preparation for the Douglas County Fair, which takes place July 25 to July 31. The Andersons are members of the Palmyra 4-H club. Continue reading

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Andrew Wiggins: Young T’wolves will be ‘a nightmare to play’

A regular at the draft lottery for more than a decade, Minnesota might finally be on the brink of NBA relevance again. Just ask one of the franchise’s young faces, 21-year-old forward Andrew Wiggins. Since the dynamic wing left Kansas early and became the No. 1 pick ... Continue reading

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Signs that a large chain fabric store is coming to town; Kansas community has best Main Street in USA, and it is not Lawrence

There’s a lot I don’t understand about fabric or sewing. I have no idea why a stitch in time saves nine or how the heck the needle got in the haystack. And don’t even get me started about why the only thing my wife will sew me ... Continue reading

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Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 10 - WR Jeremiah Booker

As we jump into the Top 10, it's offense that's up first. In fact, 7 of the final 10 in this summer's list of the Most Crucial Jayhawks for 2016 come from the offensive side of the ball, lending support to the claim that it's the KU ... Continue reading