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Baseline View: Jayhawks get a huge overtime win over West Virginia

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Getting to know: West Virginia basketball (and recruits)

The Kansas Jayhawks already survived a stretch against three ranked teams in consecutive games a couple of weeks ago. Next up is a Big Monday clash against No. 9 West Virginia (8 p.m., ESPN) before heading on the road to play No. 4 Baylor. The Mountaineers snapped ... Continue reading

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Chief diversity officer leaves KU; university now searching for three new vice provosts

The University of Kansas’ chief diversity officer has left the position. Provost Neeli Bendapudi shared the news in a message to campus, in which she said she would search internally — specifically for a tenured faculty member — to find a replacement. E. Nathan Thomas had been ... Continue reading

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Plans for whitewater rafting facility at Clinton State Park still alive; developer talks about environmental issues of project

The great whitewater rafting debates I’ve been involved with generally center on which guy is responsible for carrying the cooler down the bank and to the canoe. (Inevitably, it also involves a debate about who is then responsible for jumping into the river to save the cooler ... Continue reading

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Zenger opens window to AD/football coach relationship

As head football coach David Beaty’s boss, Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger could have vetoed Beaty’s decision to take over the offense for his second year on the job, but he didn’t. Why not? “When you’re in college, an AD’s not a general manager, so you’re not ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 11 to Feb. 13

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 6:18 a.m. Friday to 5:26 a.m. Monday and includes 733 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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House to move forward on taxes, spending cuts, while Senate regroups

Following a near-meltdown in the Senate last week, Republican leaders in the Kansas House plan to move forward with their own plans for balancing this year's budget and raising taxes to balance the next two years' budgets. On Thursday last week, the [Senate abruptly called off debate][1] ... Continue reading

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Postgame Report Card: Kansas 80, Texas Tech 79

Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 80-79 victory at Texas Tech on Saturday. Offense: A ---------- The Jayhawks shot 49.2 percent from the floor, 40 percent from 3-point range and turned it over just nine times while getting to 80 points. There were times in the ... Continue reading

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Baldwin City Chocolate Auction returns for 29th year; Eudora Parks and Recreation Family Fun Night; area restaurants close

Valentine’s Day is for lovers. For the past three decades in Baldwin City, it also has been for lovers of chocolate and art. The 29th annual Chocolate Auction will start at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lumberyard Arts Center, 718 High St. The event has served as ... Continue reading

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KU student activist arrested on outstanding warrants

A prominent University of Kansas student activist has been arrested on several outstanding warrants. Trinity Carpenter, 30, was arrested Thursday afternoon at 1420 Research Park Drive regarding two failure to appear warrants issued out of Lawrence Municipal Court, according to the Douglas County Jail's online booking logs. ... Continue reading

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Longtime provider of vocational training to close Lawrence campus this summer

Lawrence and Douglas County are the capital of higher education in Kansas, as evidenced by the presence of three universities, a campanile and several houses that make the bell tower sound like a quiet library. There is news, though, that Lawrence is losing one provider of higher ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 10

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 6:01 a.m. Thursday to 5:39 a.m. Friday and includes 184 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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It’s a mystery — three picks you are sure to love

When I was a little girl, I lived in a very small town with a very small library, but I had a very big appetite for reading books. I devoured everything at my public library, and my mother made the excellent parenting decision to allow me to ... Continue reading

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Record in close games bodes well for NCAA tournament for Kansas

Earlier this week, [Lunch Break looked at][1] the average point margins in each of Kansas basketball coach Bill Self's 14 teams. This year's plus-5.1 margin in Big 12 regular-season games easily is the smallest of any Self team. The Jayhawks are 21-3 and leading the Big 12 ... Continue reading

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Crime analysis for January: Total calls down, three reported robberies yield arrests

For the fourth month in a row, the number of calls received by the Lawrence Police Department has decreased. Each morning, the Journal-World receives a list of the Lawrence Police Department's activities over the previous 24 hours. At the end of the month those logs are compiled ... Continue reading

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Louisiana has most fertile football soil in America

Recently promoted Kansas associate head coach Tony Hull has made the Jayhawks a player in Louisiana and there isn’t a better place in America to chase football players. The Boot has a higher concentration of loud football talent than any other state and the numbers prove it. ... Continue reading

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23rd Street shopping center to downsize retail space; new report ranks Lawrence as one of the best cities for singles

I’m sure we’ve all been in this situation: You’re halfway through your weekly shopping trip and realize you should have rented the full-size semitrailer instead of the large U-Haul. Well, maybe one Lawrence shopping center is trying to address that common problem. It has filed plans to ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 9

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 6:27 a.m. Wednesday to 5:44 a.m. Thursday and includes 205 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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KU Crime Blotter: Jan. 30-Feb. 5

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, Jan. 30, and Sunday, Feb. 5. Incidents are listed by the dates they were reported. **Feb. 4** • Domestic battery occurred between 3 and 6:30 a.m. Feb. 4 at Ellsworth Residence ... Continue reading

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Tony Hull promotion to associate head football coach smart, timely move by David Beaty

Kansas head football coach David Beaty has assembled his best staff in preparation for this third season and he's in no mood to see it raided. So he acted swiftly in giving Tony Hull reason to want to stay put. Beaty announced this morning on his Twitter ... Continue reading