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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

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Blowouts not as common but experienced backcourt keeps Kansas on top

Kansas is where it almost always is in the Big 12 basketball standings, which of course, is on top. But blowouts are the exception rather than the rule this season. KU’s depth problems, the lack of a rim protector and the absence of a go-to, low-post scorer ... Continue reading

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Trae Young’s father says 5-star 2017 PG is still undecided

College basketball recruiting can be a pretty cut-throat business, full of back-stabbing, trashing other schools and coaches and sticking one’s nose where it doesn’t always belong. That’s why it was so cool to see the picture of Kansas coach Bill Self and Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger sitting ... Continue reading

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More details on gun range planned near Douglas County Jail; Lawrence to get national press as retirement destination

Maybe a gun range is a bit like a barber shop: Every city of a certain size will have at least one. Lawrence businessman Steve Robson has that philosophy anyway, and he says he has just the site for Lawrence’s indoor shooting facility. Robson — who owns ... Continue reading

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Although he’s capable of scoring more, does KU guard Devonte’ Graham need to?

So far this season, Kansas junior Devonte’ Graham has made up one half of the best backcourt in college basketball and done so without having the kind of season anybody expected he would. A common pick for player most likely to lead the 2016-17 Jayhawks in scoring ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 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 6:37 a.m. Tuesday to 4:44 a.m. Wednesday and includes 175 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Louisiana to Lawrence pipeline doesn’t shock everyone

Alarms went off in the college football recruiting world last weekend when the Kansas Jayhawks landed seven players in the class of 2018 — including six from Louisiana. It wasn’t just the pure numbers that stood out, but it was the [high-level recruits who usually don’t opt ... Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders to speak at Kansas Democratic Party convention Feb. 25

Kansas Democratic Party officials finally confirmed Tuesday what many people had been saying unofficially on social media for days, that former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders will be the keynote speaker at the party's upcoming state convention known as Washington Days in Topeka. Sanders is scheduled to ... Continue reading

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Frank Mason leading the pack for Wooden Award

Exhausted but unwilling to let that curb his enthusiasm level, Frank Mason III on the same night that he compiled statistics below his standards enhanced his chances of winning national-player-of-the-year honors. Mason led Kansas to a 74-71 victory in Manhattan over a tough Kansas State squad by ... Continue reading

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Plans moving ahead for North Lawrence concert, event venue; business owner opens spot for small businesses to meet for free

Maybe you are still recovering from your Super Bowl party. I know my arteries still burn from the wing sauce, my dog still regrets eating the leftover bacon cheese dip, and the Australian prime minister is still exasperated that whatever caused Lady Gaga to disappear can’t be ... Continue reading

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Lawrence man, 26, sent to Kansas City hospital after crashing into a parked car, police say

Though the crash reports are not yet complete, police were able to offer a few new details about an early morning crash that sent a Lawrence man to the hospital. Around 1 a.m. on Monday a 26-year-old Lawrence man, driving a Honda Civic west along the 700 ... Continue reading