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Gary Woodland has his game in shape at PGA Championship

Gary Woodland’s work with Butch Harmon has enabled him to tame his driver this season to the extent he’s confident using it on more holes than he was in the past. Harmon also has helped Woodland find dial in precise distances for shots into the green. This ... Continue reading

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Diving deeper into the recruitment of Mitchell Robinson, who visits KU this weekend

With temperatures in the 80s and only a handful of Kansas men’s basketball players in town, 7-foot center Mitchell Robinson might not be getting a complete look at Lawrence in August when he visits the KU campus this weekend in search of his next school. But when ... Continue reading

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Kansas football’s top 25 difference-makers: No. 16, NB Derrick Neal

*Tom Keegan and I collaborated on a list of 25 potential difference-makers for the Kansas football team in 2017 and will release one each weekday leading up to the Sept. 2 season-opener vs. SEMO, at Memorial Stadium. We will list them in reverse order of how indispensable/potentially ... Continue reading

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Friends group opens bookshop in Lawrence Public Library

When it comes to daydreams of exclusivity, I’m sure some people’s thoughts turn to pompadours and membership at the Mar-a-Lago club. But for me, I just aspire to go to the member’s night of the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library Book Sale. Come to find out, ... Continue reading

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3 favorite books I’m dying to read again

Okay, so “dying” is quite an exaggeration, but sometimes hyperbolic language is necessary when you’re really really excited to crack open one of your favorites. Lately, more and more, I have been inspired to revisit some old friends of mine, rather than discovering new books. There is ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Aug. 10

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 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 262 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Seven-plus months of competition hasn’t worn on Kansas QBs Bender and Stanley

Now in the eighth month of their competition to become the Kansas football team’s starting quarterback, redshirt sophomore Carter Stanley and junior transfer Peyton Bender haven’t allowed the stress or length of the process get to them. One of these days (or weeks) one of them will ... Continue reading

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Kansas football top 25 difference-makers: No. 17, RB Dom Williams

Typically, when a college football program in rebuilding mode tries to upgrade its talent and lands a four-star recruit, the coaches grow edgy, fearing that a more established program will swoop in at the last minute to obtain the prospect’s signature on a letter of intent. That ... Continue reading

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Lawrence man faces charge for pedestrian under the influence

PUI? I’ve heard people joke about getting a ticket for walking under the influence, but here is a recent case where that actually happened. A 64-year-old Lawrence man charged with “pedestrian under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” a misdemeanor traffic charge, recently made his first appearance ... Continue reading

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From honey to hives, new Lawrence store plans to be all things about bees

You can tell when I go on a honey binge: The natural sugars put an extra pep in my step, every door knob in the house has an extra layer of stickiness to it, and there are so many plastic bear bottles littering the floor that you ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Aug. 9

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 a.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday and includes 196 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Tight end Ben Johnson impressing new OC Doug Meacham

Nobody ever called first-year Kansas offensive coordinator Doug Meacham a low-energy personality. He's always up, forever looking for the next task to tackle. He's unconventional in many ways — he rides a Vespa to work from his downtown residence — but he has a lot in common ... Continue reading

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One final look back at KU’s Italian adventure

In case you weren't following along last week or missed one of the days, here's a look back at all of the outings and adventures that the Kansas men's basketball team enjoyed during its eight-day tour of Italy. The Jayhawks played four exhibition games against three different ... Continue reading

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Former KU cornerback JaCorey Shepherd hopes to stick with Steelers

Headed to his third NFL team in three years, former Kansas cornerback JaCorey Shepherd is hopeful that the Pittsburgh Steelers will become a long-term landing spot. Shepherd, who spent last season as a kick returner for San Francisco, signed with the Steelers last weekend when they were ... Continue reading

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Kansas football’s top 25 difference-makers: No. 18, LB Keith Loneker Jr.

*Tom Keegan and I collaborated on a list of 25 potential difference-makers for the Kansas football team in 2017 and will release one each weekday leading up to the Sept. 2 season-opener vs. SEMO, at Memorial Stadium. We will list them in reverse order of how indispensable/potentially ... Continue reading

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School district surprise causes largest property tax increase in recent memory to get a bit larger

People who hate property taxes have more to hate in Lawrence following Monday’s special school board meeting. Most people who had been following the Lawrence school district and its financial affairs expected the board to be presented with a budget that raised the mill levy by 2.4 ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Aug. 8

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 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 211 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Kansas football top 25 difference-makers: No. 19, S Bryce Torneden

For as many as three starters on this season’s Kansas football team, their high school and college home football fields are just 3.8 miles apart. Joe Dineen has one starting linebacker spot locked up. Keith Loneker Jr. stands a good chance of securing the other. And Bryce ... Continue reading

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Rash of auto burglaries in Lawrence neighborhood had common theme: unlocked doors

A handful of people in one Lawrence neighborhood left themselves easy prey for car burglars this week — by leaving their vehicles unlocked, police say. About 3:30 a.m. Monday, police were dispatched to an auto burglary in the 4100 block of Wimbledon Circle, according to an email ... Continue reading

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Wrapping up KU’s trip to Italy with a few awards and a quick look back

**SOMEWHERE OVER THE ATLANTIC —** While flying home from KU’s eight-day exhibition trip to Italy, I've discovered I have a handful of options at my disposal. Option 1: Try to sleep as much as possible so I won’t be worthless when I get home, more than 17 ... Continue reading

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