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Veteran Paul Pierce turns it on for postseason opener

Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce plays against the Detroit Pistons in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich., Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

That Paul Pierce from the 2014-15 regular season — you know, the one that looked every day of 37 years old, with 17 seasons of ...

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Five Jayhawks chasing glory in playoffs

Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce (34) shoots against Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Monday, March 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The 2014-15 regular season concluded this week in the NBA, marking the end of the road for the majority of former Kansas players in the ...

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What caught my eye at Day 11 of KU football’s 2015 spring practices

KU QB Montell Cozart looks to pass during Friday's 7-on-7 drills at spring practice No. 11.

Friday's spring practice for the KU football team — No. 11 of 15 — kicked off with strength coach Je'Ney Jackson sending his guys back ...

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1152-Hour Film Fest gives filmmakers time in more ways than one

“Descent 5: The Illusory Descension of Infinity”

This is the fifth year that Lawrence resident and Kansas University graduate Bradley Cook has made a short film for the annual Wild West Film ...

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Bill Self and Scot Pollard team up to buy Mass. Street property; BBQ event coming to Rock Chalk Park

Well, here’s a property to keep an eye on, and a partnership that sets the mind to racing. Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and ...

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Sunrise Project fundraiser draws prominent local culinary talents

Rick Martin, executive chef and owner of Limestone Pizza, is one of several local culinary professionals participating in the Chefs' Table Dinner, a fundraiser for the Sunrise Project slated for May 12.

Some of Lawrence's best and brightest culinary minds are coming together to raise money for the Sunrise Project. The Lawrence organization, which garnered its nonprofit ...

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What caught my eye at Day 10 of KU football’s 2015 spring practices

D-Line coach Calvin Thibodeaux works the bag as Andrew Bolton works on footwork and getting off of a block during Thursday's practice.

I'm not sure why but I've kind of overlooked the defensive line this spring — at least in terms of how often I've watched them ...

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Brace yourselves: Record Store Day is coming

Record Store Day is this Saturday, and Love Garden Sounds will be having a sale on top of selling the day's exclusive releases.

By now the staff at Love Garden is in busy mode getting ready for Record Store Day, an annual event that draws music aficionados to ...

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Parks and Recreation has long list of projects that could be affected by police headquarters plan; weight room at Rock Chalk to close temporarily

Police and Parks and Recreation may soon converge. I know what you are thinking, but, no, I did not do that thing with a golf ...

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KJHK Farmers’ Ball semifinals feature 8 (mostly psychedelic) bands

This year's KJHK Farmers' Ball semifinals and finals will be April 18 and 25 at the Bottleneck.

A battle of the bands is brewing. The finalists for KJHK's Farmers' Ball have been announced, with the semifinals scheduled for Saturday, April 18, at ...

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Weekend Picks: KJHK Farmers’ Ball; Record Store Day; Pop-Up Festival; Poetry Fair; Letter Writing Club

Spring is here and that means festival season is upon us. But you don't have to run off to KC's Middle of the Map to ...

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Johnny’s Tavern named most iconic bar in Kansas by Thrillist

Johnny's Tavern, pictured here in 2013 with owner Rick Renfro, has been named the most iconic bar in Kansas by the website Thrillist.

"Serving Up Tradition Since 1953." So reads the weather-worn, metal sign outside Johnny's Tavern, the north Lawrence establishment that men's lifestyle website Thrillist recently named ...

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Potential deal to bring gigabit Internet service to Eudora may delay plans for Lawrence; city committee rejects plan to demolish East Lawrence Quonset hut

The Black Hills Energy Quonset hut near Eighth and Penn. streets.

Forget keeping up with Kansas City. When it comes to widespread, super-fast gigabit Internet service, there are new signs that Lawrence is struggling to keep ...

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Ballard Banana Pops a good sweet treat

Banana Pops

Feeding kids is a huge challenge. They are picky, messy and prone to preferring preservatives and artificial color over fiber and vitamins. At the Ballard ...

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What caught my eye at Day 9 of KU football’s 2015 spring practices

The Kansas University football team put another spring practice in the books on Tuesday. That's No. 9 of 15 for the Jayhawks, who will wrap up spring ball with the annual spring game on April 25.

If you're looking for signs of optimism regarding the progress of the Kansas University football team this spring, here's a nugget that might interest you. ...

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Sounds like some time as a Small Forward is in Perry Ellis’ future

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) drives against Iowa State forward Dustin Hogue (22) during the second half on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Through his first three seasons as a Jayhawk, we've seen KU forward Perry Ellis do just about everything. He's been good in the post and ...

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Large apartment project near KU to set up office in downtown; new report shows T ridership grew in 2014

This aerial view taken Thursday, April 2, 2015, shows the construction work being done on a large apartment complex just east of Kansas University's Memorial Stadium. The $75 million complex being built by Chicago-based HERE, LLC will include more than 600 bedrooms.

The idea of fancy and 935 Massachusetts Street long have gone together in my book. If you remember, 935 Mass is the former home of ...

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Farmer in line to become Lawrence’s next mayor, but uncertainty remains ahead of Tuesday’s vote

Get ready for a night of pomp, circumstance and free cookies at Lawrence City Hall. This year we may want to add popcorn to the ...

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What caught my eye at Day 8 of KU football’s 2015 spring practices

Special Teams coach Gary Hyman left, and Darius Willis right, talk about drills on Thursday March 26, 2015.

No need to be alarmed, but Friday's eighth practice of the spring session for the Kansas University football program may have been the first in ...

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Customers eat up Torched Goodness creme brulee cart in downtown Lawrence

Smoke rises off a freshly torched creme brulee from the Torched Goodness food cart at Seventh and Massachusetts streets on Friday afternoon.

It's just past 3 p.m. Friday, and Eric Ireland, owner and operator of Torched Goodness creme brulee, has some bad news to deliver to a ...

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