Consultants recommending naming new Rock Chalk Park recreation center SportQuest; local Eagles lodge closed following investigation

Get ready, Lawrence. You soon may be embarking on a quest. I'm almost certain it won't require a hobbit, three rings or even a donkey ...

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Thomas Robinson making his mark in Portland

Portland Trail Blazers' Thomas Robinson (41) scores against Minnesota Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. The Trail Blazers won 108-97. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)

Drafted by Sacramento, then traded to Houston during his rookie year, second-year power forward Thomas Robinson finally feels at home in the NBA with his ...


With Manning moving on, Tulsa’s next coach could be easy to find

Former Jayhawk guard and current director of basketball operations Brett Ballard checks the scoreboard during a timeout in this Dec. 20 file photo from Allen Fieldhouse.

While the news about Danny Manning being hired by Wake Forest obviously is a big deal for the former Kansas University star and assistant coach, ...


A grand ‘Budapest Hotel,’ an American hero returns and a festival for young filmmakers

All the hallmarks of a Wes Anderson film are present in his latest comic concoction “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” opening today at Liberty Hall: Ornate ...


Questions remain, but KU’s offensive line starting to take shape

By now, you've surely heard KU football coach Charlie Weis and offensive line coach John Reagan say — on separate occasions — that they have ...


KDOT interested in expanding western leg of SLT to four lanes; update on Ninth and N.H. and possible downtown drug store

It is like my wife always says: You have to strike while the iron is hot. (This is one of the reasons why I always ...

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McDonald’s All American Game roundup: Oubre, Alexander and Turner

McDonald's West All-American Kelly Oubre, left, goes up for a dunk but is fouled by McDonald's East All-American Cliff Alexander during the second half of the McDonald's All-American boy's basketball game Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Chicago . The West won 105-102.

All-star basketball games have the reputation of turning into open-court affairs in which defense is an afterthought and nonchalantness rules the day. So the best ...


Looking Forward: April 3-9

Contributed Photo: Pop-punk band All Time Low will play at Granada, 1020 Massachusetts St., this Tuesday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $22 at the door.

MIDDLE OF MAP FEST APRIL 3-5 [KANSAS CITY PICK] Have you gotten your tickets yet? Lot of locals in the mix on all three days ...


Elephant Revival to speak at Bottleneck through musical sounds of the natural world

Contributed Photo: Elephant Revival will play at Bottleneck this Saturday, returning to Lawrence, a favorite of city of theirs in the Midwest. Bonnie Paine says, "It’s the oasis of Kansas. I love finding where art flourishes in a state and it seems like there’s a lot of appreciation for the arts in Lawrence."

There’s a reason the gypsy folk music of Elephant Revival pours the moving elements of nature into our hearts. “I get my inspiration mostly from ...


I’m Becoming My Mother

Mom and Me in 1986

“If you took better care of your things, they wouldn’t get broken.” As soon as the words escaped my mouth last week, I cringed at ...


Work begins on complicated Kansas River waterline project; Pachamamas ends lunch service but adds new happy hour concept

If you have driven through North Lawrence recently, you've probably noticed a bunch of heavy-duty boring equipment on the lot just north of Sonic. Perhaps ...


Spinach stuffed portabellas for the adults in the room

Mr. Meat and Potatoes has very few things, anymore, on his "I don't eat that" list. The top two are still mushrooms and olives, much ...


The perfect pad thai

Homemade pad Thai, straight from the wok.

I’ve been a longtime lover of pad thai. A connoisseur, really. It’s one of my go-to treat foods after a marathon or ultramarathon. I’ve devoured ...


What caught my ear on Day 11 of KU football’s spring practices

Tuesday afternoon marked our second chance this spring to chat with a handful of Kansas University football players and all five offensive position groups were ...


New restaurant now serving in Sixth Street gas station

Eats is located inside the Phillips 66 Miller Mart at 3300 W. Sixth St.

After a short-lived fried chicken joint recently closed, a new restaurant called Eats — their slogan is “real food fast” — is now serving inside ...


Athletes of the Week

Eliza Anderson helped the Firebirds take first-place at the Emporia Invitational and she also qualified for the state tournament in both of her events and ...


St. Vincent shreds crowd to pieces in genre-bending performance

St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) shreds a guitar solo on the elevated platform on center stage at Liberty Hall last night.

It’s safe to say the good people of Lawrence who ventured out to the St. Vincent concert last night walked out of Liberty Hall looking ...


School finance: How solving one constitutional problem can create many more

As the Kansas Legislature tries to fix one set of constitutional problems with education funding, it'll be interesting to see whether they create a whole ...

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Cold winter has city builders off to slow start; Corpus Christi begins $2 million expansion

Maybe their hammers were still thawing out from January, or maybe they were just too busy building a full-size, chocolate sculpture of Johnny Depp for ...

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Collison’s decade of dirty work makes him indispensable in OKC

Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol fights for a loose ball against Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Nick Collison during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Lakers won 114-110. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

All the NBA talk around Lawrence the past few days has centered on Kansas University freshmen and their decisions — Andrew Wiggins is officially entering ...


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