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Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 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 6:26 a.m. Monday to 5:33 a.m. Tuesday and includes 339 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Say something nice about Kansas football: Passing defense ranked No. 9 in nation

Don't look now, but Kansas has the ninth-ranked passing defense in the nation, allowing just 135 passing yards per game and 4.8 yards per pass attempt. The D-line will need to continue to bring the heat for Kansas to maintain what has been the strongest aspect of ... Continue reading

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Jayhawks survive Day 1 of Boot Camp

Carlton Bragg and Landen Lucas were living proof, and the two Kansas big men confirmed that everyone else on the team survived, as well. Early Monday, Jayhawks old and young ran through the first day of Bill Self's annual Boot Camp, a two-week conditioning adventure that tests ... Continue reading

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Latest report shows extent of Lawrence job losses over last 12 months

My weeklong vacation once again has dashed my hopes of becoming a professional fisherman. Even the box of frozen fish sticks managed to get away. Regardless, I do have news about other Kansas jobs. As we reported last week, unemployment in Kansas rose during August, as the ... Continue reading

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Memphis loss puts backing of many KU football fans on life support

If you’ve followed Kansas football for any length of time — 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, even 50 years — you’ve seen, or perhaps even been a part of, a fan base that has suffered through all kinds of frustration, dashed hopes and disappointment. Few stretches ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 16 thru Sept. 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 6:08 a.m. Friday to 4:22 a.m. Monday and includes 1205 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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In new digital ad, Holland ‘takes aim’ at Brownback’s policies

Some people may have noticed that the use of firearms in political campaign ads has been on the rise the last few election cycles. In 2010, a Senate candidate in West Virginia ran an ad in which he [shot a hole through a climate change bill][1], making ... Continue reading

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Getting to know: Memphis football

It’s only been one year since the Memphis football team traveled to Lawrence for last season’s matchup against Kansas, but the Tigers will feature a much different look Saturday. Exit former coach Justin Fuente (Virginia Tech) and quarterback Paxton Lynch (Denver Broncos). Enter Mike Norvell and Riley ... Continue reading

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Waiting game roars on in Big 12 expansion saga

My favorite part about the ongoing Big 12 expansion saga is how often it compels people to state the obvious. The most recent and notable example of that came earlier this week when Oklahoma president David Boren, speaking after the Oklahoma board of regents meeting Wednesday night, ... Continue reading

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Police: Strong-arm robbery under investigation

A Tuesday night robbery is currently under investigation, police say. Around 9 p.m., officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 3100 block of Ousdahl Road for a robbery report, said Lawrence Police Officer Drew Fennelly. There, a 19-year-old man told officers someone took his property by ... Continue reading

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Police blotter for Sept. 16

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 6:02 a.m. Thursday to 4:21 a.m. Friday and includes 398 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Dahl in All

You never know what thoughts will pop into your head when you wake up two hours before dawn, creep down to the darkest, quietest corner of the basement, and make a giant papier-mache blueberry. “Why the heck am I doing this?” is one recurring theme. This time ... Continue reading

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Lecompton building placed on historic register; Eudora wireless metering moving forward; Baldwin Education Foundation awards grants; final 2016 art walk set for Baldwin City

Historic Lecompton officially has become more historic. Lecompton City Clerk Lynley Sanford said the town’s community building, 333 Elmore, is now on the Kansas Register of Historic Places. The building made of locally quarried limestone opened in 1906 as a Radical United Brethren Church. It was constructed ... Continue reading

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Restaurant inspection results: IHOP closes after cockroaches found

A Lawrence breakfast spot briefly closed its doors Monday after live cockroaches were found behind the scenes. On Monday a Kansas Department of Agriculture health inspector visited IHOP, 3102 Iowa St., after a complaint was filed against the restaurant, according to the department’s website. Approximately 25 live ... Continue reading

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Police blotter for Sept. 15

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. Wednesday to 5:39 a.m. Thursday and includes 375 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Joel Embiid subject of mockumentary

In the two-plus years since Joel Embiid left Kansas for the NBA, his injury-plagued career has kept him from playing any games for the Philadelphia 76ers. But the 7-foot-2 center from Cameroon somehow found a way to stay relevant in the league’s zeitgeist by becoming an internet/Twitter/Instagram ... Continue reading

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Lawrence Police to conduct DUI Saturation Patrol Saturday night and Sunday morning

For the fourth time this year the Lawrence Police Department said it will increase patrols to check for impaired drivers. Between 11 p.m. Saturday and through 3 a.m. Sunday, the department said, officers will conduct a DUI saturation patrol. Additional officers, specifically assigned to the patrol, will ... Continue reading

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Police blotter for Sept. 14

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 6:35 a.m. Tuesday to 5:13 a.m. Wednesday and includes 333 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Gonzalez gaffe a good example of great mindset, poor execution

When the ball bounced off of LaQuvionte Gonzalez’s shoulder pads late the second quarter of last week’s loss to Ohio, the sneaking suspicion I had at the time was that the muffed punt came because Gonzalez was dying to take another kick back to the house. Just ... Continue reading

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Black writers bring James Baldwin back to life in ‘The Fire This Time’

"[The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race][1]," edited by Jesmyn Ward (an author I [raved about][2] last year), is on the short list of my favorite books of 2016. A gorgeous collection of essays and poems on racial issues in America, it’s a book ... Continue reading