University of Kansas

KU coach Bill Self says young players need to ‘play with youthful exuberance’

The Jayhawks open play in the Orlando Classic against Rhode Island on Thursday, and Kansas coach Bill Self is eager to see the team play with youthful joy and energy. Self calls this Kansas team the “youngest” he has had at Kansas, and while it’s standard operating procedure for college coaches to offer the usual invective about youth, Self means that his team is young in specific ways.


Christmas spirit shines in Country Club Plaza’s famous lights

The shopping district’s traditional Thanksgiving lighting ceremony was created by someone who might just surprise you. Here’s a brief history of the event, and of the Plaza itself. Tonight, Royals general manager Dayton Moore and left fielder Alex Gordon will have the honor of flipping the switch at 6:54 p.m.. The ceremony starts at 6 p.m. Three simultaneous fireworks displays will follow the lighting.

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Slipknot’s shocking rock provides catharsis at the Sprint Center

Wednesday night’s 95-minute headlining outing indicated that the masked heavy metal band from Iowa remains potent 15 years after the release of its debut album. Aside from a rendition of the melodic 2008 hit “Dead Memories,” almost all of the songs could be used as effective emergency alarms at a nuclear facility. King 810 and Korn were also on the bill.

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Dave Helling: Bargains aren’t always what they seem

We don’t want to think too hard about what we buy. We purchase our miraculous phones, big-screen TVs and tablet computers the same way we buy almost everything else: as cheaply as possible. That’s how capitalism is supposed to work. But let’s think a moment about the full cost of the goods and services we buy.

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