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6:00 a.m.
Athletes take to the water during the swimming competition at the Ironman 70.3 Kansas, the first of the competition's three legs, Sunday morning at Clinton Lake. An estimated 4,000 spectators cheered on more than 1,000 athletes. Athletes take the plunge
June 16, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Even after storms caused organizers of Sunday’s Ironman 70.3 Kansas to shorten the final leg of the triathlon shortly after 1 p.m., spectators kept a sideline vigil, urging participants on and keeping them motivated until the very end. They lined the roads adjacent to the Ironman course at Bloomington Park, sitting in lawn chairs and cheering from trailer beds. An estimated 4,000 spectators were there to watch more than 1,000 athletes.
12:00 p.m.
Kelley Rushing, Lawrence, is one of about 100 Lawrence residents who are "couch surfers" - people who offer up their homes and apartments to travelers visiting town or just driving through. Rushing hosts travelers and also plans to take advantage of the program when she takes a summer trip to Oregon. Couch surfing’ a new wave in travel: Free lodging offered in living rooms
June 16, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Lawrence is quickly developing into a hot spot for area surfers. Couch surfers, that is. More than 100 people in the Lawrence community are registered as official couch surfers at couchsurfers.com, offering up their homes to travelers visiting Lawrence or just driving through.
5:00 p.m.
Several area legislators say they were surprised to learn that a bill they voted for in 2007 loosened the restrictions on concealed-carry holders bringing loaded weapons into bars. Weapons provision surprises leaders
June 16, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Several area legislators say they were surprised to learn that a bill they voted for in 2007 loosened the restrictions on concealed-carry holders bringing loaded weapons into bars. “I don’t have a specific recollection of that being discussed at all,” said Rep. Paul Davis, a Lawrence Democrat. “Unfortunately, with the gun bills there seems to be specific little things that get stuck in there, and then they don’t get mentioned when they are on the floor.”

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Civil suit hits Collins for $75K
KU basketball player denies alleged assault, apologizes for shirking legal responsibilities
11:14 a.m., June 16, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A1
A Douglas County District Court judge has ruled in favor of a woman who filed a civil lawsuit against Kansas University basketball player Sherron M. Collins over an assault she said took place in an elevator.
Woods’ clutch putt forces playoff today
Tiger ties Mediate with birdie on 18th hole
June 16, 2008 in print edition on B1
Just when Tiger Woods couldn’t possibly make magic happen again, he did.
Recycling options
Adding another service that doesn’t pay for itself probably isn’t a winning decision for the city of Lawrence.
June 16, 2008 in print edition on A7
Lawrence residents want curbside trash recycling. The question is how much they are willing to pay for it.