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Frank Mason III reaches out to young fan in Sacramento with impromptu meeting

In town for a predraft visit with the Sacramento Kings this week, former Kansas point guard Frank Mason III made it a trip that a young fan will never forget. Once news spread that Mason was going to attend a workout with the Kings ahead of Thursday's ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for June 16

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 6:27 a.m. Thursday to 5:43 a.m. Friday and includes 192 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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One NBA GM predicts Josh Jackson will be No. 1 pick

With less than a week until the NBA Draft, one team won’t be surprised if former Kansas standout Josh Jackson is selected with the No. 1 overall pick by the Boston Celtics. One NBA general manager, granted anonymity, [told ESPN’s draft analyst Chad Ford][1] that he believes ... Continue reading

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Eudora history museum renovations just in time for Smithsonian exhibit; library campaign ends first phase; mural to be unveiled

The Eudora Community Museum completed its $100,000 renovation and expansion with a day to spare. Ben Terwilliger, executive director of the Eudora Area Historical Society, said the final touches on the project of trimming out a utility closet were finished Thursday. Then on Friday morning, 20 crates ... Continue reading

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Outgoing KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, in her own words

In 2009, a few days after the University of Kansas announced that Bernadette Gray-Little would be its 17th chancellor, a Journal-World reporter made some calls and even traveled personally to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill — where Gray-Little had worked more than 30 years, most recently ... Continue reading

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Mitch Lightfoot working on expanding body, shooting range

He moved from Kansas City to Tucson, Ariz., when he was 5, but he grew up in a household loyal to Kansas basketball, so wearing the jersey means a lot to sophomore forward Mitch Lightfoot. Given the makeup of the coming season’s roster, his presence means a ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for June 15

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 6:34 a.m. Wednesday to 5:59 a.m. Thursday and includes 282 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Josh Jackson addresses anger management class taken as part of diversion agreement

Leading up to next week’s NBA Draft, many have scrutinized the merits of Josh Jackson’s basketball skills and debated just how high those attributes should carry him up the big board of a loaded rookie class. The defense, passing and athleticism Jackson displayed during his one season ... Continue reading

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NBA scouts compare Josh Jackson to Grant Hill, Jimmy Butler

One week from the NBA Draft, most scouts and front office personnel have their minds made up about draft entrants. There’s still workouts underway, giving prospects a last-minute chance to solidify opinions or change minds, but NBA teams are beginning to set their draft boards. College basketball ... Continue reading

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Kansas in the spotlight: End of state’s tax experiment resonates nationally as Trump’s plan mimics Brownback’s failure

When Kansas lawmakers overrode Gov. Sam Brownback's veto and reversed course on the tax policies he championed in 2012, it was predictable that the story would be front-page news in all the Kansas papers. What was less predictable was the extent to which the story would resonate ... Continue reading

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Lonzo has ball at pushy dad’s expense in Foot Locker commercial

It’s cooler than Cindy Crawford’s Pepsi commercial, better than Mean Joe Greene’s Coca Cola commercial, more memorable than Larry Bird and Michael Jordan shooting h-o-r-s-e, tougher to shake than the Alka Seltzer plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is jingle. It’ll cure your Excedrin ... Continue reading

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Coffeehouse and pub with downtown vibe to open at 23rd and Iowa

Maybe we’ll start honking for hemp at 23rd and Iowa. Or maybe we will figure out how to get a parking ticket at 31st and Iowa. Or perhaps we’ll have a zombie walk in front of the south Lawrence Walmart. None of that is likely to happen, ... Continue reading

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Mitch Lightfoot is excited, ready for bigger role in sophomore season

Preparing for a bigger role in his sophomore season, Kansas forward Mitch Lightfoot wants to continue adding strength and adding to his game. Showcasing his touch from behind the 3-point line, Lightfoot scored 22 points in Bill Self's camp scrimmage on Wednesday at Horejsi Center. "I talked ... Continue reading

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Kansas freshman forward Billy Preston discusses his role, adjusting to the college level

After scoring 17 points in Wednesday's camp scrimmage at Horejsi Center, Kansas freshman forward Billy Preston talked about his role of playing in the paint and on the perimeter. "Coach (Bill) Self in practice don't let me take any breaks," Preston said. "Any time I'm just roaming ... Continue reading

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Malik Newman, Udoka Azubuike lead Jayhawks in camp scrimmage

Playing for the second straight week in a camp scrimmage Wednesday, Kansas sophomores Malik Newman and Udoka Azubuike made several highlight-reel plays to lead the Crimson squad to a victory against their teammates. Heating up from behind the 3-point line, Newman scored a team-high 21 points while ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for June 14

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 6:12 a.m. Tuesday to 5:27 a.m. Wednesday and includes 228 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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NBA draft propositions include over/under on Lonzo Ball sneakers

Oddsmakers and mock draft makers are in lockstep on which one-and-done talent will go first in the NBA draft. Sportsbettingdime.com set odds to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft as: Markelle Fultz (Washington): 1/5, Lonzo Ball (UCLA): 7/1 and the field 19/1. ... Continue reading

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New Lawrence laboratory expected to bring millions in additional research dollars from the Department of Defense

KU is working to build a multimillion dollar, high-security clearance laboratory that it hopes will become one of a handful across the country that develops new technology for the U.S. military and others. According to a KU document and local economic development officials, renovation work is set ... Continue reading

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Lakers get Josh Jackson out of ‘comfort zone’ with 2nd pre-draft workout

It turns out the Josh Jackson to Los Angeles buzz was just starting to hum when the one-and-done Kansas standout [canceled a workout with Boston][1] the week before the NBA Draft. Less than 24 hours later, Jackson showed up Tuesday at the Lakers’ practice facility for an ... Continue reading

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Billy Preston, Marcus Garrett highlight KU’s camp practice

It may have been mostly drills, but Kansas freshmen Billy Preston and Marcus Garrett made several highlight plays in a practice in front of Bill Self campers on Tuesday at Horejsi Center. Along with plays from Preston and Garrett, check out a few of the highlights provided ... Continue reading