Staff blogs

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National championship chatter already audible in KU camp

As many of you probably know, the Kansas men’s basketball team often breaks down the end of each practice with a simple and strong chant of “Big 12 champs.” For the past 13 seasons (and counting), that target goal has proven profitable, with the Jayhawks winning a ... Continue reading

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There Can Only Be One: A Biography of Everyone’s Favorite Device

“Today we’re introducing three revolutionary products … The first is a wide-screen iPod with touch control. The second is a revolutionary mobile phone. And the third is a breakthrough internet communications device.” It’s 2007, only ten years ago. On stage, Steve Jobs continues: “Are you getting it? ... Continue reading

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Brief police foot chase skirts elementary school; suspect initially tried to flee on bike

Lawrence police said they notified an elementary school Tuesday afternoon that they were chasing a wanted suspect nearby, but that the man was captured within minutes. When officers initially tried to stop the suspect, a 37-year-old man wanted on a warrant for failing to appear in court, ... Continue reading

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Prepare to see more of Carter Stanley, David Beaty contends

No, Carter Stanley is not about to supplant Peyton Bender as the Kansas football team’s starting quarterback. But head coach David Beaty said the redshirt sophomore backup will play a factor in KU’s Big 12 opener versus West Virginia. The Jayhawks used Stanley in a limited capacity ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 19

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. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 233 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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He Will, He Won’t, He Might 2017: Lagerald Vick

When Lagerald Vick first showed up on the KU campus, he was viewed as a solid pick-up but not a star, a player the Kansas basketball program would be happy to have in three or four years. Well, Year 3 for Vick has arrived, and I think ... Continue reading

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GOP congressional candidate Soave still not talking about his residency

Despite repeated requests for comment by the Journal-World, Republican congressional candidate Antonio Soave is still not answering questions about his residency in the district or why he listed the address of the Eudora Post Office as his campaign committee's address. Soave is a Johnson County businessman who ... Continue reading

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Big stadium donation, Adidas extension on horizon for KU Athletics

The downside of Big 12 membership for Kansas is that it ensures a brutal schedule for a rebuilding football program. With the exception of Baylor (0-3), which visits Memorial Stadium on Nov. 4, every conference member is off to a significantly better start than Kansas. The upside ... Continue reading

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Local vo-tech school gets new leader, plans to more than double enrollment

Lawrence’s Peaslee Tech has hired a new executive director, and he has a plan to grow the vo-tech school to more than 1,000 students in the next three to five years. Kevin Kelley, who begins as executive director on Oct. 2, also can tell you why the ... Continue reading

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Former Jayhawk Brandon Rush eyeing roster spot with Milwaukee

Priority Sports, the agency that represents him, said Monday that former Kansas guard Brandon Rush has joined the Milwaukee Bucks, his fifth team in a 10-year NBA career. But there appears to be at least a little ways to go before the Kansas City native slaps on ... Continue reading

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Mykhailiuk breaks down the first day of boot camp, losing 20 pounds in offseason

After the first day of the Kansas basketball team's annual Boot Camp, senior guard Svi Mykhailiuk discussed the start of Boot Camp and his offseason, which included losing 20 pounds since the end of season in March. In order to cut the 20 pounds, Mykhailiuk said he ... Continue reading

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He Will, He Won’t, He Might 2017: Devonte’ Graham

With the official start of the 2017-18 Kansas basketball season now just a couple of weeks away — Late Night is set for Sept. 30 and the exhibition opener is slated for Oct. 31 — it’s time to dive into the second year of our He Will, ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 18

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. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 155 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Motorcycle takes off from police in downtown Lawrence, crashes in Warehouse Arts District

A motorcycle crashed near Lawrence’s Warehouse Arts District and the driver ran, after police first tried to stop the speeding vehicle downtown Sunday evening. An officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the motorcycle, which was driving at a high rate of speed, about 8:30 p.m. ... Continue reading

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Update on student apartment project that plans to locate next to day care center

Although it kind of has the makings of a good reality television show, the idea of a large student apartment complex surrounding a day care center has some obvious negatives. You may recall, though, there is a Lawrence plan that calls for such a project. Recently I ... Continue reading

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Peyton Bender a little better than so-so so far

Any time a team loses football games by significant margins human nature dictates that most of the time analyzing the outcome focuses on what factors contributed to the loss. In the case of Peyton Bender, it’s easy to pinpoint the negatives. First, he throws too many interceptions, ... Continue reading

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Local first responders had a hand in mega-size American flag at Chiefs home-opener

On Sunday, local first responders were spotted on the field at Arrowhead Stadium for the Kansas City Chiefs home-opener. Okay, so you may have needed binoculars to actually spot them from the stands — unfurling a pro-football field-sized American flag by hand requires a lot of hands, ... Continue reading

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Mitchell Robinson leaving Western Kentucky again (Don’t worry, not for Kansas)

I know no one really cares at this point. And I’m not sure anyone should. But since I wrote roughly 3,543,267 words about him this summer and most of you read every one, I felt compelled to put a neat and tidy bow on the mess that ... Continue reading

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Eudora City Commission approves solar panel measure; innovative teaching grants awarded in Baldwin; Cardinal homecoming parade scheduled

Residents of the city of Eudora can now have solar panels on their homes connected to the city’s electrical distribution system. After 10 months of review and a study that broke down the costs associated with the city delivering power to homes, the Eudora City Commission approved ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 17

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. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 213 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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