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Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 5 - DT Daniel Wise

We've reached the Top 5 of this year's Most Crucial Jayhawks list and it's time to get to some of the heaviest hitters on this year's team. No. 5 is a name that many have heard but not everyone is incredibly familiar with. But we expect that ... Continue reading

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Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 6 - QB Ryan Willis

More than 14,000 high schools in the United States field football teams, yet only one of those schools can lay claim to having a candidate for the Kansas starting quarterback job. Bishop Miege, located in Roeland Park, also furnished KU with an offensive line coach for two ... Continue reading

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Vickrey confirms he’ll run for speaker of Kansas House in 2017

Although the general elections are still more than three months away, some Kansas lawmakers are already lining up to run for leadership positions next session. The latest was Rep. Jene Vickrey, R-Louisburg, who confirmed Wednesday that he plans to run for speaker of the House in the ... Continue reading

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Police blotter for Wednesday, July 20

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:20 a.m. Tuesday to 5:20 a.m. Wednesday and includes 273 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Keeping an eye on the possibility of a new west Lawrence grocery store; building project slated for west Lawrence business park

As a man with a 13-year old son who eats his meals not by the plate but rather by the pallet, I’m always keeping my eyes open for word of new grocery stores. Last week I provided an update on the latest efforts to land a store ... Continue reading

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Multiple accidents on Tuesday around the intersection of Sixth Street and Gateway Drive, police say

If you're heading over to Sonic to snag some fast food or over to Genesis Health Clubs to work out (or perhaps both), it may behoove you to be a bit careful around the intersection of Sixth Street and Gateway Drive. Police say there were two vehicle ... Continue reading

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Kobach defends role in drafting ‘most conservative platform’ in GOP history

TOPEKA — Republicans meeting at their national convention in Cleveland this week adopted what some are calling the most conservative platform in Republican Party history. In fact, one of the people calling it that is Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach who played a significant role in ... Continue reading

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Behind the scenes at Big 12 Media Days with Joe Dineen

Lawrence native Joe Dineen, who grew up watching Kansas football, represented his hometown program in Dallas at Big 12 Football Media Days this week. Dineen, a junior linebacker, took pride in wearing a Jayhawk lapel pin on his suit and talking KU football with sports reporters from ... Continue reading

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Golden memories: Relive the Jayhawks’ world championship in South Korea

In the summer of 2015, the Kansas men's basketball team captured the gold medal as Team USA at the World University Games in South Korea. Journal-World photographer Mike Yoder followed the team throughout its stay in South Korea and compiled these highlights for the anniversary of the ... Continue reading

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A look at the city manager’s recommended budget, and the heat he is taking for it

Despite concerns to the contrary, Lawrence is still a city of the arts. These days, the newest creation from artists are arrows — available for free if you promise to shoot them at City Manager Tom Markus’ proposed 2017 budget. Or, perhaps, Markus would tell you they ... Continue reading

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Police blotter for Tuesday, July 19

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:09 a.m. Monday to 5:31 a.m. Tuesday and includes 355 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Reading under the influence with James Patterson’s Bookshots

If Nike gave out shoe deals for authors, James Patterson would be the first to have a line of $120 premium sneakers. Literary tastes aside, there’s no denying that he’s running the popular fiction game right now, with scores of best-selling titles coming out every month. How ... Continue reading

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Say something nice about Kansas football: Jayhawks’ run defense will improve

Frank Solich made his coaching reputation at Nebraska, where fleet running backs and powerful backs alike darted through holes blown open by corn-fed linemen. That blueprint has worked well for Solich at Ohio University, which he has on a hot streak that includes going to bowl games ... Continue reading

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How difficult is the Kansas football job?

During the past few decades bigger, taller, meaner, older men and all kinds in between have tried to tackle the job entrusted to second-year Kansas football coach David Beaty. And very few of them have succeeded. So just how difficult is the Kansas football job? Beaty was ... Continue reading

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KU coach David Beaty: The Jayhawk Nation deserves better

Heading into Year 2 in charge of the Kansas football program, David Beaty brings with him an 0-12 career record that no coach would enjoy having. But Beaty never has tried to dodge the facts nor has he sought sympathy for what can only be described as ... Continue reading

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Kansas football coach David Beaty kicks off Q&A with heartfelt tribute to Dallas PD

A year ago, at this very event, we learned that new Kansas football coach David Beaty was the son of a former Dallas police officer and his father was within arm’s reach of Lee Harvey Oswald when the man who assassinated president John F. Kennedy was shot. ... Continue reading

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Huelskamp draws opposition from Chicago Cubs and WWE owners

TOPEKA — A political ad airing on TV stations in Topeka and other parts of Kansas raises an interesting question: Why do the owners of the Chicago Cubs and World Wrestling Entertainment care about who represents western Kansas in Congress? You wouldn't immediately know that just from ... Continue reading

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Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby unleashes new buzzword for Big 12 business

The eyes of the Big 12 are upon Texas this week. But, hey, what’s new? Specifically, the conference is hosting its annual Big 12 media days at the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas today and Tuesday. Included in the festivities, along with interview opportunities with players and ... Continue reading

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Police blotter for Monday, July 18

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:03 a.m. Sunday to 5:51 a.m. Monday and includes 252 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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A few familiar names in the restaurant inspection report for the first half of July

There are a few familiar names and a few new ones in this batch of restaurant inspection results. And despite the fact that some restaurants have appeared in these reports more than once recently, the lists seem to be getting shorter. Twice each month, I take a ... Continue reading