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Albondigas for Monday Tapas

"Albondigas" meatballs

Meatball Monday is a "thing" at our house. I don't do it every Monday, but I do it regularly enough that I like to try ...

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Watch: CS Luxem’s stunning a capella cover of ‘My Girl’

It seems like Love Garden really does bring out the best in everyone. Last Friday night, the record store hosted an in-store performance by CS ...

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What caught my eye at Day 4 of KU football’s 2015 Spring practices

The KU defense dons red pants for Day 4 of spring practices on Tuesday.

Although the first things that truly caught my eye at Tuesday's KU football practice — No. 4 of the spring season — were the red ...

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The best movies and TV shows coming to Netflix instant in April

From indie horror gems to "Hot Fuzz" to a new Marvel TV show, film critic Eric Melin recommends the movies and TV shows you should ...

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Women’s basketball coaching search: Princeton head coach Courtney Banghart

Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger started his search for a new women’s basketball coach by compiling a list of 60 names. At least 59 of ...

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KU football coach David Beaty “Mic’d Up” for first practice

Throughout the past few years, the video crew at KU has done a fantastic job of capturing what goes on both on the field where ...

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New campaign finance reports in City Commission race; Rasmussen apologizes for accepting Crossland donations and returns funds; City Hall details projects to delay if police HQ moves ahead

It is donation season in the world of Lawrence politics. Voters may be looking for donations of earplugs. (We did, after all, just have two ...

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KU unveils new look for marching band uniforms

A sketch of the new uniforms the KU Marching Jayhawks plan to begin wearing in fall 2015, one of three styles provided by Fruhauf Uniforms Inc.

When you’re spending $300,000 to outfit 270 people with new uniforms, a one-and-done look probably isn’t the way to go. (Recall, for example, the Zubaz-esque ...

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Marcus Morris making strides in Phoenix, too

Phoenix Suns' Marcus Morris (15) makes a shot over Orlando Magic's Andrew Nicholson (44) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Years from now, when people look back at Markieff Morris’s NBA career, the 2014-15 season just might stand out as the one in which he ...

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New numbers out on Lawrence job growth; City Commission to consider $100K in incentives for affordable housing project

Usually in Lawrence, talk of a streak involves KU basketball, or that unfortunate incident that has you doing community service. But there is another streak ...

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Texas basketball’s job opening creates exciting time for Big 12, Kansas

Texas head coach Rick Barnes watches from the bench with his team with little time remaining on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Saturday afternoon news broke that the Texas Longhorns were prepared to move on from men's basketball coach Rick Barnes after 17 seasons. Regardless of whether ...

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What caught my eye at Day 3 of KU football’s 2015 Spring practices

KU coach David Beaty addresses his football team prior to the start of Saturday's spring practice.

Here's the deal about Saturday's 10 a.m. KU football practice which wound up lasting three hours and featured a — it neither looked like an ...

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Cases being made against Andrew Wiggins winning Rookie of the Year (seriously)

Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins, left, races down court as Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green gives chase in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

We’ve seen his long arms, his spring-powered legs, the defense and the dunks. He even gets some jump shots to drop through the net every ...

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Work to begin soon on new river trail near downtown; home sales fall in February; Board of Realtors endorses three for City Hall

I already have a guitar and a straw hat — and really, how hard can a gondola be to make? — so it looks like ...

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What caught my eye at Day 2 of KU football’s 2015 Spring practices

D-Line coach Calvin Thibodeaux runs his guys through a drill at Thursday's practice.

Day 2 of KU Football's spring practices brought more of the same elements that we saw on Day 1 on Tuesday — lots of energy, ...

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Recapping the best SXSW moments from Lawrence bands

Black Luck

SXSW tends to be a rite of passage for local bands, and this year's event was no different. There weren't a lot of official showcases ...

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There’s always debate season, right?

KU debaters Jyleesa Hampton, left, and Quaram Robinson, who finished second overall March 23, 2015, at the Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament.

The Kansas University men’s basketball team suffered a disappointing loss to Wichita State University last weekend, knocking the Jayhawks out of the running for an ...

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Dean Smith thanks former players with checks

26 APR 1952:  University of Kansas coach Dr. Forrest "Phog" Allen gives his final instructions to his team before playing and winning the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four held in Seattle, WA at the Edmundson Pavilion. Kansas defeated St. John's 80-63 for the title. future North Carloina coach Dean Smith (facing camera) was a junior at Kansas.

Known not just for his contributions to the game of basketball, but also for his class and love for his players, Dean Smith’s legend continues ...

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Weekend Picks: Final Friday, Paper Buffalo EP release show; YART Sale; Kansas City Bear Fighters; Comedy Freakout; more Marx Madness

With KU making a(nother) frustrating pre-Sweet Sixteen exit from the NCAA tournament, you should have some extra free time on your hands this weekend, so ...

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Eudora man arrested after allegedly stealing flashlight from Walmart and threatening employee with pocketknife

A 31-year-old Eudora man was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated burglary and theft Thursday after allegedly stealing a $60 flashlight from a Lawrence Wal-Mart and ...

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