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Alumni watch: College football

College football season is a couple of weeks old and for a long list of Lawrence natives, it means they are back on the field. Most of these former Lawrence High and Free State players are about two weeks into their season, and here's a look at ... Continue reading

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Getting to know: Ohio Football

Under former Nebraska coach Frank Solich, Ohio’s football program finished with a winning record for the past seven seasons, including five years with at least eight wins. The Bobcats have similar expectations this season, voted to finish second in the MAC East preseason poll, but they were ... Continue reading

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Lawrence Police Department to host a second ‘tweet-along’

Once again the Lawrence Police Department is hitting the streets and inviting everybody with internet access to take a ride with them. The department, through its Twitter account @LawrenceKS_PD, is hosting another so called tweet-along Saturday evening and into Sunday morning. The social media event will start ... Continue reading

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Baker, Washburn agree to law school entry program; engineer returns from California to help with father’s liquor store; Fundraiser planned for railway, dinner train

Some of Baker University’s brightest students will be spending less time in Baldwin City. Baker and Washburn University in Topeka entered into an agreement Wednesday that will allow some Baker students early entry into Washburn Law School. Signing the Law Early Admission Program agreement Wednesday on Baker’s ... Continue reading

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Meet the Playmakers

Even one week against one of the five least talented teams of Div. I football, FBS and FCS combined, can reveal obvious traits about a squad coming off an 0-12 season. For Kansas, which ended a 15-game losing streak with a 55-6 thrashing of Rhode Island, two ... Continue reading

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Details emerge on new East Lawrence bistro; signs of a fish house coming to downtown; news of upcoming street parties

As you may guess from my sophistication, I’m a frequent world traveler. At least a couple of nights per week, I watch reruns of "House Hunters International" on HGTV. So, I’m probably the target audience of a planned East Lawrence bistro that will feature a rotating menu ... Continue reading

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Police blotter for Sept. 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 6:06 a.m. Thursday to 4:48 a.m. Friday and includes 297 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Discography dilemmas

I never listened to [Bob Dylan][1] growing up. I blame it on my parents. It’s not like they banned him from the house. They just weren’t Dylan fans. In those pre-Napster, pre- job days, it was either the radio or my parents’ music collection: Fleetwood Mac’s ["Greatest ... Continue reading

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New 50-state polls show Trump ahead in Kansas but Clinton winning overall

Two recent 50-state polls show Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump with a big lead in Kansas but Democrat Hillary Clinton with a significant lead in electoral votes nationwide. But Trump’s numbers in Kansas are far below what previous GOP candidates have received here, while Clinton’s numbers are ... Continue reading

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Police blotter for Sept. 8

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. Wednesday to 5:43 a.m. Thursday and includes 305 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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New kitchen, home store set to open in downtown; Lawrence Public Library lands on another ‘best of’ list

When it comes to matters of the kitchen, my hunches are almost always right. (I still contend the issue with the pressure cooker was not a complete mistake since insurance covered the first $50,000 in damages.) And indeed, the speculation I recently reported on regarding a new ... Continue reading

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KU’s Carlton Bragg ear-marked as breakout candidate for 2016-17 season

Of all of the sophomores in all of college basketball, Sports Illustrated's Luke Winn believes the one guy ready to make the biggest leap might reside in Lawrence, Kansas. In the eighth edition of Winn's Sophomore Breakout Formula, KU's Carlton Bragg landed at the top of the ... Continue reading

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Life after Ayton: Quick look at 2017 big men still available

The Kansas men’s basketball team missed out on one of their top targets on Tuesday, when 7-foot center DeAndre Ayton, the nation’s top-ranked recruit in the Class of 2017, opted for Arizona over Kansas and Kentucky. Ayton’s decision, though not crippling, certainly served as a blow to ... Continue reading

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Snatch and run: Police say taxi cab driver robbed of cash

With the whole Uber scene taking off it really seems like the taxi industry can't catch a break. And one robbery reported on Tuesday night could make a decent argument as to why a phone app might just be a safer way to pay somebody for services ... Continue reading

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Police blotter for Sept. 7

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 6:12 a.m. Tuesday to 5:58 a.m. Wednesday and includes 360 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Top-ranked 2017 hoops prospect DeAndre Ayton set to announce decision at 5 p.m.

DeAndre Ayton, the No. 1-ranked player in the 2017 high school basketball recruiting class, announced on Twitter Tuesday afternoon that he will be revealing the identity of his future school on ESPN's SportsCenter at 5 p.m. Ayton, a 7-foot, 250-pound center from Phoenix's Hillcrest Academy will choose ... Continue reading

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Lawrence retail sales continue to surge, while home sales slump

You want statistics. I’ve got ‘em. KU’s football team has a better 2016 record than Oklahoma, K-State and Missouri. After 96 hours of college football on a Labor Day weekend, you will go through 192 bags of Doritos, three overheated remote controls and not nearly enough ScotchGard. ... Continue reading

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Football Game Tape: Week One

Heading into the first game of the season, high school football coaches usually agree they need to see their team play a game before they can gauge how they look. Lawrence High coach Dirk Wedd said he was entering this season with more question marks than any ... Continue reading

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Police blotter for Labor Day Weekend

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity over Labor Day Weekend. Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:11 a.m. Friday to 5:52 a.m. Tuesday and includes 1606 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time ... Continue reading

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Say something nice about Kansas football: Starting season 2-0 a real possibility

*NOTE: Las Vegas oddsmakers set the opening line at Ohio minus-9, which means Ohio was a nine-point favorite. In slightly more than 24 hours, the legal-betting public had moved the line an amazing 12 points, making the Jayhawks a three-point favorite, which was where the line stood ... Continue reading