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Lawrence police blotter for May 23

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 6:22 a.m. Monday to 5:44 a.m. Tuesday and includes 289 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Ahead of draft, Frank Mason III out to prove ‘it’s not all about size’ in NBA

For the next month, in every NBA city he visits, Frank Mason III will answer questions about his lack of size and how that impacts his ability to translate his college success at Kansas to the next level. On Monday, the 5-foot-11, 189-pound consensus National Player of ... Continue reading

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How Jayhawks compare to each other in NBA statistical categories

Now that Paul Pierce has retired from the NBA it's a good time to look at where Jayhawks stand compared to each other in terms of a few NBA statistical categories: **GAMES** 1 - Paul Pierce 1,343 2 - Wilt Chamberlain: 1,045 3 - Dave Robisch: 930 ... Continue reading

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Former Jayhawk Josh Jackson projects as more than just KU’s latest Top 5 pick

Those familiar with basketball, at just about any level, know that there typically are five positions on the floor – point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward and center. There are, of course, variations of each position — point forward and stretch 4 are two of ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for May 19 to May 22

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 6:39 a.m. Friday to 5:35 a.m. Monday and includes 606 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Sam Cunliffe gives Kansas another acrobatic dunker

Mid-year Arizona State transfer Sam Cunliffe won't be eligible to play in games until mid-December, by which time he will have had a year in the program. All that practice time will make him more ready for games than a freshman would be and it will be ... Continue reading

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Five guesses on what Svi Mykhailiuk will decide this week

It’s a big week for Kansas junior Svi Mykhailiuk, perhaps his biggest since the end of the 2016-17 season. Mykhailiuk, who has spent the past two months working on his game and working toward the goal of catching the eye of any number of NBA teams, has ... Continue reading

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Lawmakers adjourn for weekend despite earlier vows to keep working

The Kansas House and Senate adjourned Friday despite earlier vows that they planned to work seven days a week through the end of the session. That decision came after a week in which lawmakers made virtually no progress toward passing a budget, a school finance plan or ... Continue reading

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KU Crime Blotter: May 8-14

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, May 8, and Sunday, May 14. Incidents are listed by date reported. This list may not include all crimes reported to police during the date range, as incidents occasionally are posted ... Continue reading

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Five things we learned from the 2016-17 KU basketball season

Now that enough time has passed — for most — between the rough ending to another amazing season of Kansas basketball and today, it’s time to take a quick look back at what we learned about the KU program during the 2016-17 season. These things we already ... Continue reading

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Frank Mason III not comparing himself to Isaiah Thomas, but rooting for similarly-sized guard

During his senior season at Kansas, point guard Frank Mason III seemed larger than life with the ball in his hands. But the consensus national player of the year’s relative lack of height has NBA decision-makers hesitant to take Mason, who averaged 20.9 points and shot 47.1% ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for May 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 6:38 a.m. Thursday to 5:59 a.m. Friday and includes 211 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Store that will sell popular items from Amazon coming to Lawrence

Kids don’t watch TV anymore, and the reason is obvious: You can’t fit a 52-inch flatscreen in your pocket. Given that, there may be a whole generation confused about those “As Seen on TV” stores in the mall. What the younger generation may understand, though, is a ... Continue reading

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How Kansas baseball and football players measure up to beefy Yankees

Joe Reitz, founder of [Family Promise of Lawrence][1] and retired University of Kansas business professor, sent me a text from Tuesday night’s Yankees-Royals game, marveling at the size of the Yankees. “If this were football, it would be a huge mismatch,” Reitz wrote. He then watched a ... Continue reading

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Cookbooks for a vegan crash course

Deciding to eat a vegan diet is a lifestyle change that many people struggle with. It is often perceived to be “inconvenient” or somehow “unsatisfying,” and it does not need to be. Arguably, a nonvegan diet is far more inconvenient for animals, the planet and your health. ... Continue reading

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Perry Ellis inks contract Down Under

The Sydney Kings professional basketball team in the National Basketball League in Australia announced with gusto on Thursday night the signing of former KU standout Perry Ellis. Ellis, who went undrafted after his four-year Kansas career, bounced around the NBA's D League during his first season away ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for May 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 6:16 a.m. Wednesday to 5:46 a.m. Thursday and includes 234 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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WSU economists forecast flat job growth in Kansas in 2017; state-led recession ‘potentially around the corner’

Economists at Wichita State University released a [new economic forecast for Kansas][1] on Wednesday, saying they expect employment to grow only half a percent in 2017. "Unlike the U.S. economy, the Kansas economy may have reached its peak,” said Jeremy Hill, director of WSU's Center for Economic ... Continue reading

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Eudora summer reading, meal programs start; volunteers sought for Thomas the Tank weekends; Baker historic walking tour

The Eudora Township Public Library and its partners plan to feed the minds and bellies of community children this summer while instilling in the youngsters the foundations of community service. Lindsey Sanchez, children’s librarian, said the library’s summer reading program started Monday with the end of the ... Continue reading

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Magic just might have a Jayhawk up his sleeve

Lavar Ball, father of UCLA star point guard prospect, has had a blast making outrageous statements. He’s a laugh riot, provided you can laugh about a man blowing his son’s shot at a $20 million shoe contract because he started his own shoe company and came up ... Continue reading

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