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KU names provost search committee chair and members

Kansas University now has a search committee in place tasked with finding KU’s next provost. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little shared names of the chairman and committee members in a memo to campus. She said the committee will have its first meeting in early December, and that national advertisements ... Continue reading


Trio of downtown businesses announce closings; one set to reopen in west Lawrence

There are some things that never change in downtown Lawrence — both Santa and my F150 getting stuck on the roof of Weaver's are a couple of items that come to mind. (Hey, sometimes you have to get creative when parking downtown.) But for the most part, ... Continue reading


Watch McCollum Hall’s implosion from three angles

Three Journal-World photographers were spaced around KU's campus Wednesday morning as McCollum Hall came crashing down. Watch all three angles in the video below, and be sure to check out our main coverage of the implosion, including full length videos, crowd reaction and a photo gallery. (Video ... Continue reading


Demolition crews bring down KU’s McCollum Hall

KU’s McCollum Hall came crashing down Wednesday after 50 years atop Daisy Hill. About 750 pounds of explosives spaced throughout the building detonated around 9 a.m., reducing the 10-story, three-wing, 220,000-square-foot residence hall to a pile of rubble. The 600-foot "evacuation perimeter" around the site will be ... Continue reading


Jayhawks break down win over UCLA

Kansas Jayhawks Perry Ellis and Devonté Graham discuss KU's impressive Maui Invitational semifinal victory over UCLA. Coach Bill Self left impressed with his team’s effort, particularly in the first half. Continue reading


Baseline view: Kansas v. UCLA

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Fried Tofu with Awesome Sauce. It’s not turkey!

The minute Thanksgiving is over, the switch is flipped and I want to start eating things that have spice, color and are the dead opposite of the rich, creamy, salty foods of the holiday. Lately, I've been on a tofu kick. I know, I know. But here's ... Continue reading


KU professor publishes interviews with screen legends; ‘Brooklyn’ idealizes immigration in the 1950s

When Kansas University Professor **John Tibbetts** began interviewing international movie directors, cinematographers, editors, composers, and others behind the camera, he always had an eye on the future. “I intended from the outset to bring these conversations into my classrooms. I never saw them as merely subjects for ... Continue reading


Van Go Adornment Holiday Art Sale opens this weekend

The holidays are going to the dogs (and other members of the animal kingdom) this weekend, when Van Go Inc. kicks off its month-long [Adornment Holiday Art Sale and Show][1] from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The Van Go headquarters at 715 New Jersey St. will be ... Continue reading


Off the Beaten Plate: Betta’ Pizza Burger at The Sandwich Bowl

Burger enthusiasts, be warned: If you’re considering ordering the Betta’ Pizza Burger at the Sandwich Bowl, there’s something you should know. This culinary mash-up isn’t really the patty-on-a-bun burger. Instead, it’s more along the lines of the meatball marinara sub from Subway, albeit fresher tasting and generally ... Continue reading


One-man band Monster masters beautiful buildups

If you’ve ever been fascinated by the art of building a song, Monster’s a great place to start. The one-man-wonder treated the Replay to one of his yearly performances on Friday night. The sole performer — armed with a set of keys, buttons, mics, guitars and a ... Continue reading


Driver in early-morning pursuit ditches running vehicle; alleged road rage incident ends after victim displays handgun

Lawrence roads may not have been the safest place to be last night, according to the Lawrence Police Department’s 911 call log. The following two traffic incidents that occurred overnight struck me as out of the ordinary for our typically quiet Monday nights in Lawrence. Let’s take ... Continue reading


LarryvilleLife’s Picks: McCollum Hall implosion; Franksgiving; Bizarre Bazaar; Culinaria Supper Club; post-holiday rock ‘n’ roll

Thanksgiving approaches, but there's plenty to do in LFK for those who aren't trekking to parts unknown. Alongside our more traditional selections, we also recommend that you watch a landmark crumble, be a brave pilgrim and attend the first-ever Franksgiving celebration at Leeway Franks, and opt for ... Continue reading


McCollum Hall: What you need to know for your last close-up look and implosion-viewing game plan

I just got back from Daisy Hill for my final close-up look at McCollum Hall, and I wasn’t the only one driving around taking pictures up there. I ran into a couple McCollum alumni saying their own goodbyes to the building — now gutted, windowless and looking ... Continue reading


Development group begins lobbying for approval of south Iowa retail project; new grocery store proposed for project

Trust me, I’m used to shopping centers doing outreach efforts at this time of year. (If I had a dollar for every letter addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Lawhorn telling us the shopping center has reserved a special parking spot for our U-Haul trailer . . . ... Continue reading


Baseline view: Kansas v. Chaminade

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Jayhawks react to 123-point display at Maui Invitational

Kansas basketball players Landen Lucas and Svi Mykhailiuk discuss the Jayhawks' 123-point showing after KU's rout of Chaminade at the Maui Invitational. Kansas coach BIll Self also weighs in, and provides his daily take on Cheick Diallo's eligibility. Continue reading


Thanksgiving travel safety tips; Community discussion Tuesday to address human trafficking in Lawrence

It’s almost Thanksgiving and law enforcement are celebrating by cracking down on drunken drivers and those without seat belts. If more folks are safe this holiday season, that’s something we can all be thankful for. I reported last week that the Lawrence Police Department would be participating ... Continue reading


The latest on the KU Student Senate leaders’ impeachment process

An impeachment committee should be formed today to prepare a report and make a recommendation for possible discipline of Kansas University Student Senate’s top three leaders. According to an email to the Senate from senior senator Lauren Arney, a meeting was planned for this morning to form ... Continue reading


Chamber announces tentative deal for $25 million, 100-job manufacturing plant on east edge of Lawrence

Lawrence may become a Menards town. The Lawrence chamber of commerce is announcing this morning that the giant home improvement retailer has plans to build a Lawrence-based manufacturing plant and distribution center that will bring 100 jobs to town. Midwest Manufacturing, a division of Menard Inc., has ... Continue reading