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Aaron Miles soaking up coaching experiences during 2018 NBA playoffs

Whether it was during the Western Conference Finals, earlier in the playoffs or at some point during Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, you might have caught a glimpse of a familiar face near the Golden State Warriors bench that you just couldn’t place. ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for June 1

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

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Owner says Lawrence’s Perkins restaurant is close to reopening after March fire

Maybe it is a slight exaggeration to say that I would walk through a steel wall for a breakfast of biscuits and gravy and hashbrowns. But it is no exaggeration to say that plenty of people are ready to walk around a large steel box to get ... Continue reading

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Kansas baseball recruit candidate to be drafted in first round

In most sports, a college coach receives a commitment from a high school prospect, tracks his or her progress, and is delighted to see he just keeps getting better and better and better. College baseball is not most sports in the area of recruiting, which brings us ... Continue reading

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KU coach Bill Self has some serious talent at his disposal at USA Basketball Camp

Kansas coach Bill Self has been up to his ears in basketball evaluations during the past couple of days, but not in search of players to add to the KU roster in the Class of 2019 and beyond. Instead, Self has been busy evaluating the 33 players ... Continue reading

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Last Lawrence police shootings were in 2014, 2006; one was fatal

Until this week — when an officer shot and wounded a man after a traffic stop escalated into a physical fight — it had been four years since the Lawrence Police Department had an officer-involved shooting. The department’s last officer-involved shooting occurred in 2014, Sgt. Amy Rhoads, ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for May 31

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

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Is Kansas willing to pay next AD seven-figure salary?

Is the University of Kansas willing to pay its athletic director $1 million a year? If so, then it’s worth starting at the top to see if the superstars of the AD field might be interested in taking on the challenge of turning KU into more than ... Continue reading

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New report provides glimpse of how much money KU basketball tourney success pumped into local economy

Crimson and blue body paint isn’t cheap. (Well, you can buy cheap body paint, but it doesn’t pencil out after you pay the sandblaster to get it off.) The point being, celebrating KU basketball and March Madness involves spending some money, and the latest report shows the ... Continue reading

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Veteran NBA assistant coach breaks down where Azubuike needs to improve most

Before we put the whole Udoka Azubuike testing the NBA waters issue to bed, let’s be clear on one thing: Azubuike did not miss out on a chance to leave school early because of his lack of a jump shot. The sooner people understand that popular take ... Continue reading

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Barnett questions fundraisers for Colyer; one to be held at home of Regents chairman

Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer on Wednesday declared himself the "front-runner" in the race for the GOP nomination, saying he is leading in the polls and that he has raised more money than any other candidate in the race. His claim about leading in the polls might be ... Continue reading

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South Iowa Street store that represents last vestiges of iconic Lawrence retailer set to close

So long, Sears. Lawrence lost its full-line Sears department store back in 2011, but it soon was replaced with a Sears Hometown store near 23rd and Iowa streets. But that venture is also set to come to an end. An employee of the store confirmed a going-out-of-business ... Continue reading

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Udoka Azubuike explains decision to return to KU for junior season

The news came out slowly and from a variety of places a little before 12:30 p.m., central time, on Wednesday afternoon. So, officially, it will go down as KU big man Udoka Azubuike making a decision to return to Kansas with 11 hours to spare instead of ... Continue reading

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Kansas football roster still has Texas flavor

Even though Kansas hasn’t signed many Texas high school football recruits in the past two seasons, the roster still has a distinct Lone Star flavor to it. Since offensive tackle Charles Baldwin and defensive end Josh Ehambe still are listed on the roster, even though they won’t ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for May 30

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

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Fiery Marcus Morris screams his way into the hearts of Celtics fans

Before he joined the Celtics via offseason trade nearly a year ago, Marcus Morris experienced all of four playoff games during his first six seasons in the NBA. He made up for lost time over the past month-and-a-half, though, becoming a bit of a Boston crowd favorite ... Continue reading

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Busker reports being attacked with own fire sticks during street performance in Lawrence

A street performer reported that he was charged at and attacked with his own fire sticks over the weekend — notably, Busker Fest weekend — in Lawrence. The 39-year-old man told police that “an acquaintance of his charged at him while he was performing, grabbed one of ... Continue reading

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Bill Self says KU AD search still in ‘preliminary’ stages

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has had “preliminary” conversations about the university's open athletic director job in the eight days [since KU chancellor Doug Girod announced that Sheahon Zenger had been fired.][1] But Self classified the entire process of finding Zenger's replacement as still in its infant ... Continue reading

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New Census numbers show Lawrence is growing at strong rate, but we’re still not a 100K population town, despite City Hall’s assertion

And I feel bad when I misplace my car keys. (Really bad when I misplace the entire car, but legally, I’m not supposed to talk about that anymore.) Just think, though, about losing track of 5,000 Lawrence residents. That is not exactly what has happened in Lawrence, ... Continue reading

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Svi Mykhailiuk’s memorable 3 vs. Duke a reminder of draft prospect’s greatest attribute

The truest and most effective 3-point shooters don’t allow recent misses to turn into second-guesses. It’s a quality sharpened over time and one Svi Mykhailiuk brings with him into every pre-draft workout. During his four seasons playing at the University of Kansas, Mykhailiuk drained 237 shots from ... Continue reading

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