Staff blogs

Cliff Alexander shows improvements at workout

Kansas forward Cliff Alexander (2) wrestles under the bucket with TCU Horned Frogs center Karviar Shepherd (14) during the first half at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas.

After one disappointing season at Kansas, forward Cliff Alexander appears to be making the best of his uphill climb toward an NBA career. When your ...


An ‘Incredible’ history of Brad Bird movies

In his video blog this week, film critic Eric Melin discusses the interesting history of animation-turned-live-action director Brad Bird ("The Incredibles," "Ratatouille," "Mission Impossible: Ghost ...


Iowa firm likely to create about 20 jobs at Lawrence foam manufacturing plant; Breezedale markers getting restored; Housing Authority seeks to buy apartment building

It sure looks like Lawrence is going to be in the foam insulation business and will get perhaps 20 new manufacturing jobs as a result. ...

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‘Tomorrowland’ too much of a good thing

“It’s hard to have ideas, and it’s easy to give up.” Casey Newton (Britt Robertson), a NASA-loving, teenaged girl says this to her little brother ...


Sizing up the current NBA landscape by school

Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins defends against Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Los Angeles

It's an exercise that could be done and could change every NBA season and never stop being enjoyable and entertaining. And it hit me last ...


Lawmakers planning four-day weekend

Kansas lawmakers will go home Thursday afternoon for a four-day Memorial Day weekend, despite making no progress on resolving the state's $400 million-plus budget hole. ...

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Family fun center opening along 23rd Street; Census says Lawrence population growth among tops in region; word of a new manufacturer along Haskell

I’m an expert on lasers, no matter what people tell you about that unfortunate incident when I borrowed a laser pointer for a Rotary presentation. ...

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Weekend Picks: Lawrence Public Library’s 780s Series; Comedy Freakout; free outdoor country music concert; M@ssholes trivia; air guitar in KC

This appears to be a relatively low-key holiday weekend in LFK, nestled between the chaos of last week's KU graduation and the certain madness of ...


Stock watch: Lottery possible for Oubre, but Alexander seemingly destined for 2nd round graphic by Janella Williams

Now that the NBA Lottery and Draft Combine have concluded, the landscape for the 2015 draft began to come into focus a little more this ...


Wandering Lake explores the unorthodox side of live performances

Inside Brian Kupillas is a swirling storm of extremes. On one end of his musical spectrum in Wandering Lake, he is a gentle guitar-plucking folk ...


Doug Compton’s latest project and the debate over downtown parking; high tech traffic solutions presented to City Hall

A view of the proposed building from the intersection of Eighth and New Hampshire streets.

City Hall watchers are still trying to figure out this new Lawrence City Commission. Those of us who had our City Hall watching gear on ...

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Roasted vegetable pizza a quick dinner solution

Shaved Asparagus and Roasted Vegetable Pizza

Pizza is a fallback dinner at our house. When the cupboard is bare, I can still almost always pull together some sort of pizza-like concoction ...


Pro Football Focus taps Chris Harris the 4th best NFL player in 2014

Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) reacts after making an interception as free safety Rahim Moore (26) and strong safety Mike Adams, left, watch during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers, Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, in San Diego. The Broncos won 35-24. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Sure the NFL season remains several months down the road and, yeah, most of the pro football news of late has been about the recent ...


New KU School of Business building ‘tops out’

The final beam of Capitol Federal Hall, the new Kansas University School of Business building under construction on Naismith Drive, is lifted into place on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. As part of a topping-out tradition, an American flag and a tree are placed on the beam, which signifies that the structure has reached its maximum height and symbolizes a reverence for the natural elements displaced in construction. Construction of the new four-story, 166,500-square-foot building began in spring 2014, and its doors are set to open for classes in fall 2016.

Capitol Federal Hall reached a construction milestone earlier this month: its full height. The new home of the Kansas University School of Business, under construction ...


JaCorey Shepherd learning, growing as a corner with Eagles

JaCorey Shepherd speaks during a football minicamp media availability Friday, May 8, 2015, at the Philadelphia Eagles' NFL training facility in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

When JaCorey Shepherd arrived at Kansas four years ago as a wide receiver, his transition to college football included plenty of teaching moments. Now that ...


Senate panel advances $496 million tax package

The Kansas Senate tax committee advanced a bill Tuesday that would raise $496 million in new revenue next year, enough to dig the state out ...

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Gary Woodland, on hot streak as golfer, a hot dog in hoops video

I knew that he was a good enough basketball player to earn a scholarship to Div. II Washburn University, but until browsing Youtube for golf ...


New report finds Lawrence among the top destinations in America for college graduates; new child care center opens

Kansas University’s graduation ceremonies are done for another year, but there’s still plenty of recent grads hanging around the city. Before you start thinking that ...

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LeBron James credits old rival Paul Pierce with shaping his career

Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce, center, dunks as Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, left, and center Anderson Varejao of Brazil, right, watch during the second half of Game 4 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, May 9, 2010, in Boston. The Celtics won 97-87, tying the series at 2-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Years from now, when basketball fans who have yet to be born learn of LeBron James or Paul Pierce by watching hologram highlight clips of ...


Ben Heeney’s childhood goals included playing at KU and in the NFL

Oakland Raiders linebacker Ben Heeney (51) jogs during a rookie minicamp at an NFL football facility in Alameda, Calif., Friday, May 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Back before Ben Heeney became a star football player at Hutchinson, or an All-BIg 12 linebacker at Kansas or a draft pick of the NFL’s ...