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Conner Frankamp suffers concussion after being undercut on layup (video links)

Kansas men's basketball signee Conner Frankamp had a scary moment Friday night when he was undercut by a Scott City player and landed on his face. Video of the play from two different angles is available on KAKE TV's website. It also can be seen at the 2:13 mark of this video from ...

Andy Katz says KU should be No. 1; video of KU-MU brawl from 1961

A few links to start off your Monday ... • **After both Duke and Michigan fell last week,** ESPN writers made their arguments for who should be No. 1 this week. Andy Katz chose KU, saying: > Of all the one-loss teams who are in > the discussion -- Duke, Indiana, > Louisville, ...

Philly.com pays tribute to KU, Allen Fieldhouse; Ben McLemore scouting video

A few links in case you missed them ... • **There's been a lot of buzz lately** about this story on the Kansas basketball tradition and Allen Fieldhouse from the Philadelphia Daily News' Dick Jerardi. The article tries to give Temple basketball fans a glimpse of what makes the KU ...

A note about recent changes

You may have noticed that our sites look a bit different this morning. That's because our content management system has been updated to allow for new and improved features. I'll talk a bit about those in a moment, but first you should know that, as with any major change, we're experiencing ...

Topeka mayor proposes hoodies and hats ordinance to reduce crime

If you like wearing hoodies and hats and you like to shop in Topeka, you just might be out of luck if Mayor Bill Bunten has his way. According to the [AP][1]: > Mayor Bill Bunten says he’s suggesting > that the city allow a retail store to > ask people who come in wearing a > hooded ...

No more chemically processed pink goo at McDonald’s, and the mystery of the McRib

By now you may have seen the bizarre photo of pink goo - more milkshake than meat - which in reality was a pre-production hamburger patty, treated with ammonium hydroxide, a chemical found in household cleaners and fertilizer. It's also used to kill bacteria. It was also used in burgers from ...

A UFO in Cowley County?

Was that really a UFO being driven down U.S. 77 in Cowley County? That’s what residents thought when they saw a 32-foot thing on the back of a flatbed truck Monday. “It was this funny sphere that went through on this big trailer, and my first thought was that looks like a ...

When Kennedy was killed

Forty-eight years ago, President Kennedy was shot and killed. It’s one of the moments in American history where those who experienced the tragedy don't hesitate remembering where they were, much as my generation will recall what we were doing on 9/11. Shock and sadness hung over the ...

Hello, Lawrence! An introduction, and a change on LJWorld.com

It’s been three weeks since I took over as digital editor of LJWorld.com and the Lawrence Journal-World, and in the whirlwind of starting a new job and clawing my way through the dozens of cardboard boxes that now clutter my home, I’ve neglected to say hello and introduce myself to ...

Jayhawk fan nominates Bill Self to lead the Fed

Sometimes – well, often, really – the Internet gives us a chance to chuckle at things that are serious. In the case of the Occupy Wall Street movement, where clarity about pretty much anything is lacking, one man at an Occupy Denver rally knows what he stands for. He is a ...

Comings and goings here at LJWorld.com

I'm very excited today to introduce you to [Alex Parker][1], our new digital editor here at LJWorld.com. Alex will replace Whitney Mathews, who you'll all remember [left LJWorld.com and The World Company][2] just before July 4 this year. It's taken us a little longer than we would have liked ...

Congratulations to Meghan Kinley, 100 Degree Contest winner!

It's hot. There's no denying it. In fact, [according to the AP][1], Kansas was home to the hottest place in the country on Sunday. No, it wasn't Lawrence. But we did top 100 degrees for the first time all year, and that means it's time to announce the winner of our [Ron King Agency ...

World Company, community partners earn grant to develop regional news network

An innovative partnership between The World Company and four independent, online local news providers has been awarded a grant by [J-Lab at American University][1] in Washington, D.C. [PVPost.com][4], [EudoraReporter.com][3], [GardnerEdge.com][6] and [KansasCityKansan.com][5] have all agreed ...