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Lawrence police blotter for July 6

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 6:12 a.m. Wednesday to 5:29 a.m. Thursday and includes 191 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Open your ears, Douglas County’s popular sweet corn stand to close after 35 years in business

As any farm kid can tell you, a corn field can be great fun — as long as you aren’t in it picking corn. The fun is about done in one of Douglas County’s most visited corn fields. After 35 years in business, the owners of Bismarck ... Continue reading

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KU men’s golf coach Jamie Bermel calls Jayhawk Club ‘huge for recruiting’

Kansas men’s golf coach Jamie Bermel, whose team has been in the NCAA tournament field the past two seasons, is confident that once the planned new practice facility for the men’s and women’s golf teams is complete, it will benefit performance and recruiting. “I haven’t seen everybody’s, ... Continue reading

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David Beaty firmly on the cold seat as head football coach at Kansas

As evidenced by the two-year [contract extension and raise][1] he received this past December, the University of Kansas is pleased to have David Beaty as its head football coach. Sure, the Jayhawks have yet to escape the Big 12’s cellar in Beaty’s first two seasons leading the ... Continue reading

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Frank Mason and De’Aaron Fox renewing blue blood clash as Kings teammates

It wasn’t too long ago that Frank Mason and De’Aaron Fox were battling each other in primetime as the college basketball world watched to see whose team would prevail in a blue blood battle between Kansas and Kentucky. The two dynamic point guards will now get to ... Continue reading

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Former KU lottery pick Julian Wright running with the Utah Jazz this summer

In 2007, Kansas forward Julian Wright, whom some called a young Magic Johnson because of his size, athletic ability and vision as a passer, became an NBA lottery pick when the New Orleans Hornets made him the No. 13 overall pick following two stellar seasons at Kansas. ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for July 5

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 6:12 a.m. Tuesday to 4:57 a.m. Wednesday and includes 300 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Gonzalez twins pursuing music careers after ending college basketball a year early

In case you’re wondering whatever became of the Gonzalez twins, Dakota and Dylan, after the transferred from Kansas to UNLV to continue their women’s basketball careers, they have moved on again, this time taking a different path to fame. The twins bypassed their fifth, and final, year ... Continue reading

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Schumm to revive proposal for multistory downtown condo project, will seek tax breaks

Longtime businessman and former City Commissioner Bob Schumm has confirmed that he is renewing his request for a set of tax incentives for an upscale condo project on Vermont Street. You may remember that in December, the City Commission on a 3-2 vote rejected Schumm’s request for ... Continue reading

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Local author’s new book offers hope for social justice

I am hopeful that this 4th of July has inspired more than just a feeling of patriotism or nationalism. I am hopeful that it has instead encouraged hope for social justice and a move away from a nationalism that leans dangerously toward prejudice and injustices. I offer ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for July 4

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 6:39 a.m. Monday to 5:52 a.m. Tuesday and includes 255 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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KU’s Louisiana football commits receive high marks entering final prep seasons

Preparing for the upcoming high school football season, the Times-Picayune created a countdown of the top 20 players in the New Orleans metro area, and two Kansas commits made the list. In fact, both of the KU commits — Corione Harris and Anthony Williams — were selected ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for July 3

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 7:18 a.m. Sunday to 5:48 a.m. Monday and includes 170 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Free agent Thomas Robinson hopes to escape his nomadic path in NBA

Every NBA free agent in search of a new contract has a wish list of ideal scenarios he would like to fulfill with the help of his new employer. For former Kansas star Thomas Robinson, who already has played for Sacramento, Houston, Portland, Philadelphia, Brooklyn and the ... Continue reading

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Kansas finishes 57th in nation in Directors’ Cup standings

Kansas finished 57th in the nation and sixth in the Big 12 in the 2016-17 Learfield Directors’ Cup final standings. Stanford won the Directors’ Cup for the 23rd consecutive year and Ohio State finished second. Stanford won national titles in men’s soccer, women’s volleyball, women’s swimming and ... Continue reading

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Sales tax collections in Lawrence still growing, but not as fast as in the past

I’m no dummy. I’m going to make sure I do any articles that involve math prior to the Fourth of July. That way I’ve got full use of all 20 digits for computational purposes. So, with that, let’s crunch some sales tax numbers. With half of the ... Continue reading

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Landen Lucas ready to tip off his time with the Celtics

With recent draft picks Josh Jackson and Frank Mason III preparing for their first taste of life in the NBA during their upcoming summer league sessions, former Jackson and Mason teammate Landen Lucas will be beating both draftees to the punch. Lucas, an undrafted free agent center ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for July 2

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 6:30 a.m. Saturday to 5:51 a.m. Sunday and includes 296 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Fourth of July activities set for Baldwin City, Eudora; Parks announcement to be made at Eudora community picnic

The summer seems to fly by as fast as the corn grows. The season starts one week, and the next week fireworks stands start popping up in rural Douglas County, Baldwin City, Eudora and Lecompton. That’s a sign the Fourth of July is here and that summer ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for July 1

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 6:40 a.m. Friday to 5:28 a.m. Saturday and includes 250 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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