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Downtown business steps up to organize new July 4 celebration, with promise of larger fireworks show

As someone who has thrown a few parties, Mike Logan, owner of The Granada, knows that increasing the fireworks budget is never a bad plan. The Granada owner indeed has taken over as the organizer of the community’s Independence Day celebration, and he’s promising a larger fireworks ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for June 12

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 224 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Big 12 not as loaded at quarterback

Most of the improvements made to the Kansas football roster after a recruiting season devoted to bringing on prospects from junior colleges happened on defense, which happens to match up well with the most significant Big 12 departures, which came at quarterback. Oklahoma State has to replace ... Continue reading

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KU freshman David McCormack a ‘classic big’ who fits today’s modern game

As basketball has evolved into more of a floor-spacing, 3-point-friendly game over the course of the past several years, an increasing number of big men with frames both large and athletic enough to dominate the paint have relocated to the perimeter with the idea being they will ... Continue reading

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Police capture naked man on Kansas River trails; multiple sightings reported in recent weeks

At least three times in the past two weeks, police have responded to reports of a naked man spotted on the Kansas River trails in Lawrence. The first couple of times they were called out, officers never found anyone matching that description. But over the weekend, they ... Continue reading

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Another specialty retail store set to close in downtown, and another owner laments changes on Mass. Street

I can attest that making olive oil is perhaps one of the most difficult processes on Earth. Every time I try, it comes out as a martini. Despite that, a downtown Lawrence store that sells high-grade olive oil is closing its doors, and its owner says changes ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for June 11

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. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 180 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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All three quarterbacks still have shot to win job

Fourth-year Kansas football coach David Beaty gave no indication during the 15-practice spring session as to the identity of the starting quarterback this coming fall. A look at Beaty's first three seasons on the job doesn't help narrow it down much because he has had a tendency ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for June 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. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 179 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for June 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. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and includes 222 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Police say man in widely shared video outside grocery store had committed multiple offenses, had warrants

A bystander’s video of Lawrence police officers arresting a black man outside a grocery store Wednesday night — with her accompanying comments criticizing the police — was widely shared on social media this week. The video showed two officers wrestling with a man on the ground before ... Continue reading

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Danny Manning perfectly equipped to aid Bill Self, Team USA at FIBA Americas U18 Championship

When USA Basketball announced this past March that University of Kansas coach Bill Self would lead the U18 men’s national team at the FIBA Americas championship it seemed fitting one of his assistants this summer would be former KU All-American and Self staffer Danny Manning. As two ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for June 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. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 255 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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The ‘average’ Lawrence home is now selling for $35,000 more than it did just a year ago, according to new report

We’ve got our first look at home sales statistics that include Lawrence’s busy spring home-buying season, and they show that home prices are soaring at a rate not often seen in the city. The Lawrence Board of Realtors has released statistics for home sales through April, and ... Continue reading

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Kansas football off to slow recruiting start

Sheahon Zenger, David Beaty's last line of defense against a 3-33 record, is gone now, so coaches using negative recruiting against Kansas have even more credibility with their lame-duck portrayals of KU's fourth-year coach. It's not going to be easy for the Kansas coaching staff to line ... Continue reading

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Report: 5 programs stand above the rest for 5-star Class of 2019 PF Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

Busy working toward winning a gold medal with the U18 Men’s National Team at the FIBA Americas in Canada, which gets under way on Sunday, Bishop Miege standout forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl has continued to keep one eye on his recruitment. The No. 16-ranked player in the Class ... Continue reading

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Tracking the recruitment of the 12 members of Bill Self’s U18 USA Basketball squad

By now you all probably know that KU freshman [Quentin Grimes made the U18 Men’s National Team and will represent USA Basketball next week][1] at the FIBA Americas in Canada. In doing so, [Grimes will get a chance to play for his future college coach, KU coach ... Continue reading

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5 new young adult books to read for Pride Month

There are a number of ways to celebrate Pride Month, but the bookworm in me insists there's nothing like a good read. The young adult publishing industry has come a long way since my own teenage years when it comes to diverse and #OwnVoices titles, books written ... Continue reading

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‘Way more than a shooter’: Svi Mykhailiuk out to prove his NBA worth

If NBA prospects carried business cards with them to pre-draft workouts, Svi Mykhailiuk’s would include the phrase “not just a shooter” somewhere adjacent to his unique name. That’s the message the … well, how should we put this … 3-point shooter from Kansas is pushing as he ... Continue reading

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Aldi announces date for reopening of south Iowa Street grocery store

The discount grocery store chain Aldi has announced its new Lawrence store will open later this month. Just yesterday I told you that I was getting lots of questions from area residents about when the new store that is under construction near 31st and Iowa street would ... Continue reading

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