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Comfortable with backup role, Frank Mason finally gets chance to shine in Las Vegas

With his team in the midst of a potentially embarrassing drubbing versus an undermanned Los Angeles Lakers squad late Monday night at the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League, former Kansas All-American Frank Mason III got a chance to outshine some of the event’s stars — the more ... Continue reading

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Anderson, Soucie, Wait will be missed

Kansas volleyball has what could be remembered as the school’s most talented and accomplished senior class in school history this coming season, but that doesn’t mean the Jayhawks won’t miss last year’s senior class. Libero Cassie Wait and middle blocker Tayler Soucie were All-Big 12 players and ... Continue reading

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Look at the major facelift on tap for a large downtown building; an update on efforts to add rooftop dining to downtown’s mix

I once went to a costume party without knowing it was a costume party. The other guests spent all night trying to figure out what 1980s character I was. I wonder if the large building on the southeast corner of 10th and Massachusetts streets feels a bit ... Continue reading

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Wayne Selden Jr. showing that his mind, body and soul are in a good place

The best thing that ever happened to Wayne Selden Jr., came on draft night 2016, when 30 NBA teams told him for 60 picks that they did not believe he was good enough to play in their league. Until that very moment, Selden spent most of his ... Continue reading

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Frank Mason III explodes during 3rd NBA game; plans summer camps after summer league

The wild ride as an NBA rookie soon may be slowing down for former Kansas point guard Frank Mason III, but that does not mean the reigning national player of the year will be. Mason, who will wrap up summer league action in Las Vegas with the ... Continue reading

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State Sen. Steve Fitzgerald to kick off 2nd District bid Thursday

State Sen. Steve Fitzgerald plans to formally kick off his bid for the 2nd District congressional race on Thursday with an event in Topeka. Fitzgerald's kick-off event is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at the Dillon House, just west of the Kansas Statehouse, 404 SW ... Continue reading

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Suns rookie Josh Jackson welcomes Kawhi Leonard comparison

For every promising young rookie who enters the NBA, there’s always some inevitable player comparison slapped on him — fairly or unfairly — by those who have analyzed his skills, style, strengths and weaknesses. Months before Josh Jackson became the fourth overall pick in the 2017 draft, ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for July 10

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 6:07 a.m. Sunday to 6:00 a.m. Monday and includes 186 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Big 12 tough road to negotiate for Kansas football

The 41-game road losing streak Kansas takes into the upcoming football season overshadows another streak of futility that hasn’t been all that uncommon for the Jayhawks through the decades. KU has lost 37 consecutive Big 12 road games, the last victory coming by a 35-33 margin vs. ... Continue reading

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As 30th anniversary nears, a new chapter for The Raven bookstore in downtown Lawrence

The Raven bookstore is like a hero in a bad action novel. It just won’t die. First, Borders —a corporate bookstore chain that came to downtown Lawrence in the late ’90s — was supposed to kill the independent Raven at 6 E. Seventh St. Instead, plot twist. ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for July 9

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 6:31 a.m. Saturday to 5:33 a.m. Sunday and includes 238 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Hamm, CFS Engineers to provide $125,000 donation for Eudora trail; New council member named in Baldwin City; Baldwin Senior Mix to return

The Eudora Parks and Recreation Department had a good turnout Saturday for the community picnic it hosted in Bluejacket Park and gave those in attendance news that there soon would be more reason to return to the park at 12th and Cedar streets. It was announced at ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for July 8

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 6:09 a.m. Friday to 5:30 a.m. Saturday and includes 293 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Ben McLemore ready to grind with his new team, the Memphis Grizzlies

Ben McLemore, no doubt, needed a change of scenery. Four seasons in Sacramento brought the former Kansas standout declining returns in terms of both his on-court production and his perceived value around the NBA. Free agency offered McLemore a way out this summer, and now that he ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for July 7

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 6:02 a.m. Thursday to 5:39 a.m. Friday and includes 229 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Kansas volleyball schedule loaded with big home matches

The NCAA women’s volleyball Final Four is in Sprint Center, Dec. 14 and 16, so it’s a good year for Kansas to have a roster that has a legitimate shot to make a second run to the sport’s ultimate stage in three years. A look at key ... Continue reading

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A look at how the city got an unexpected $1.4 million and why it will spend it rather than cut taxes

It is like finding a dollar on the sidewalk — except instead of one dollar there are 1.4 million of them. That is kind of the situation the city of Lawrence has found itself in. When you find a dollar on the sidewalk, you have a decision ... Continue reading

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Reports: Marcus Morris traded to Boston

With a surplus of guards and a need up front, the Boston Celtics made somewhat of an inevitable move on Friday. And it involved a former Kansas basketball player. According to multiple reports citing sources, the Celtics have agreed to send guard Avery Bradley to Detroit for ... Continue reading

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Summer soundtracks

Ah, summer. Grown-up summer has a lot going against it. The days of three month summer vacation are long gone, and the electricity bill is higher than ever. The humidity leaves your shirt sticking to your back the moment you step outside, and getting into your car ... Continue reading

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KU coach Bill Self joins the #VoteMoose craze

July 4, as you well know, is known as Independence Day in the United State of America, but there’s a developing situation for another, lesser-known holiday a couple of days later. Thanks to the last-chance vote for this year’s Major League Baseball All Star Game, July 6 ... Continue reading