Staff blogs

Monday recap: Big 12 football media days

https://twitter.com/BentonASmith/status/623127753840197634 5:05 p.m. Update — By Benton Smith There aren’t a lot of expectations for Kansas football this season. So Ben Goodman, Jordan Shelley-Smith and ...

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Andrew Wiggins gives downtrodden Timberwolves hope for future

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) and center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) watch a free-throw during an NBA basketball scrimmage in Minneapolis, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

The Minnesota Timberwolves haven’t finished with a winning record in any of the previous 10 seasons, nor reached the NBA Playoffs since 2004. This summer, ...

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Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 23 - S Greg Allen

Kansas' Greg Allen stretches with his teammates during practice on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.

Today we pick back up with this summer's series that recognizes the KU football players who figure to have the most important roles for the ...

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One gets away in downtown manhunt; gun-shaped and stun gun cellphone cases; roundup of police calls

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If you were downtown early Thursday morning as bars were closing, you may have noticed police up to something more than their usual patrols. Officers ...

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More details emerge on pending west Lawrence retirement community; city set to tackle bus hub question; major changes to 21st Street possible

Plans for a proposed multimillion dollar senior living complex in West Lawrence are becoming clearer. The developer of the property has confirmed it has entered ...

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Through hell in 45 minutes: 5 questions with prof performing ‘The Inferno’ at Fringe Fest

Former Kansas University classics professor Stanley Lombardo will give a one-man performance in “The Inferno” as part of Fringe Festival KC on July 18, 22 and 25 at Westport Coffee House.

Kansas University classics professor emeritus Stanley Lombardo’s dramatic reading of his translation of “Inferno” at this weekend’s Fringe Festival KC may be abridged, but he ...

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‘Ant-Man’ a small wonder; ‘Amy’ goes behind the music

Paul Rudd in "Ant-Man"

In “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the mega-superheroes are taken out of their usual hi-tech, urban surroundings and brought down to Earth when they hide out ...

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The dog days of the Lawrence rock scene have arrived

Now that all the festivals and special events have died down, it's time to enjoy the finer points of the rock scene in Lawrence. These ...

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Highs and lows of Summer League will help Kelly Oubre Jr.’s development

Washington Wizards' Kelly Oubre Jr. shots over Utah Jazz’s JaJuan Johnson during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

For an NBA rookie such as Kelly Oubre Jr., the Las Vegas Summer League can serve as a platform to show you belong one night, ...

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Sheriff’s deputies help remove snake from Douglas County Jacuzzi; dog attacks woman mowing lawn; no boundaries for registered sex offenders and schools

Snake found in Douglas County home. Photo courtesy of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Wednesday morning, a Douglas County resident had an experience nightmares are made of. No, not the bogeyman hiding under the bed. And no, not Freddy ...

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Builders on pace to obliterate Lawrence’s construction record; city pondering whether to allow digital signs along roadsides

It is frequent that I break something when I get out my hammer and saw for a building project, and it appears that is the ...

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Nothing compares to a neighborhood cell tower fight

Having gotten a decent night's sleep after Tuesday's lengthy City Commission meeting, I now have to admit it's been kind of a treat the last ...

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Hard-working rapper Approach can’t stop, won’t stop

Here's a fella that puts your busy days at work to shame. On Saturday, Sean Hunt (you know him as Approach) earned his title as ...

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Two arrested after allegedly sleeping in cars at Das Autohaus; 24-hour call roundup; alleged drug deal detailed

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Well, someone woke up on the wrong side of the van Tuesday morning. Das Autohaus owner Dave Bach told me this morning that he’s recently ...

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Art gallery plans to expand on Mass. Street; news of a ‘secret order’; multimillion dollar retirement project eyes West Lawrence site

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I know when I’m out buying serious art my wallet is so heavy with cash that it is difficult for me to walk up a ...

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The Day After: World University Games champions

Team USA players bite on their gold medals after a win against Germany Monday, July 13, at the World University Games in South Korea.

At times, the United States/Kansas University men's basketball team played sloppy in the World University Games. It wasn't always pretty to watch. That's what a ...

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Weekend Picks: Sidewalk Sale; Bummer release party; ragtime at Gaslight; Class of Astra; theatrical mysteries; and wacky science theater for kids

Readers, the heat wave is on and seems to be lingering for the weekend. Will you brave the temps for sweet bargains at the Sidewalk ...

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Fast frittata makes great breakfast for dinner

Sausage, Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Frittata

A frittata is basically a crustless quiche. I make them often because it's a quick way to make a nice breakfast for several people, or ...

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Cole Aldrich leaves woeful Knicks for contending Clippers

New York Knicks center Cole Aldrich (45) pulls down a rebound as Milwaukee Bucks center Zaza Pachulia (27) defends with New York Knicks forward Quincy Acy (4) getting in on the action in the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Just a few weeks ago, before NBA free agency began, former Kansas standout Cole Aldrich really had no idea which team he might play for ...

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Roundup of weekend antics; Man allegedly stole an eclectic mix from downtown stores; Medical emergencies in your neighborhood

Downtown stores allegedly burglarized

I thought it was a relatively quiet weekend in the public safety world, based on the fact that I never had to leave the pool ...

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