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Mob’ rules: Local group vocal Sporting fans
01:27 p.m., May 30, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
KANSAS CITY, KAN. — It started right away, the singing. Turned on like a light as soon as the first beer was cracked, a Midwesternized version of “Battle Hymn of the Republic” rang out from a black bus that could have been carrying a crop of convicts. Instead, it was a different type of mob: soccer fans. Specifically, the Mass Street Mob, a rowdy group of fans who call Lawrence home and Sporting Kansas City their team.
Tornado watch issued for much of region
10:43 p.m., December 26, 2008 Updated 04:00 a.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for much of eastern Kansas, including Douglas, Franklin, Jefferson, Shawnee and Leavenworth counties. The tornado watch is in effect until 5 a.m. Saturday.

Officials continue search for sexual assault suspect
11:08 a.m., November 4, 2008 Updated 05:24 p.m.
Authorities continued their search Tuesday for a man suspected of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old in Eudora.
Sex crime suspect evades police in Leavenworth County
November 4, 2008
A man suspected of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old family member in Eudora led four law enforcement agencies on a cross-county chase Monday evening. Darkness halted the manhunt.

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The Journal-World analyzed KU athletes' majors, as described on the KU athletics website. While just 1 percent of KU students are declared African and African American studies majors, four players from last season's men's basketball team - 36 percent of the team - majored in that study area. The numbers in this graphic only include players who indicated a major on the KU Athletics Department website rosters. Players who did not indicate a major were excluded.

The Lawrence Journal-World analyzed KU athletes’ majors, as described on the KU athletics website. While just 1 percent of KU students are declared African and African-American studies majors, four players from last season’s men’s basketball team — 36 percent of the team — majored in that study area. The numbers in this graphic only include players who indicated a major on the KU Athletics Department website rosters. Players who did not indicate a major were excluded.

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