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12:00 a.m.
A ticket scalper offers tickets to fans passing by before 2009 home game. The Kansas Athletic Department is now working to rebuild confidence in the ticket office after officials within the department reportedly sold tickets independently of the department. Former KU Athletics employee Brandon Simmons pleads guilty in ticket scandal
12:06 p.m., July 15, 2010 Updated 2:41 p.m. in print edition on 1A
A former assistant athletics director became the second Kansas Athletics Inc. employee to plead guilty in connection with a scandal involving more than $1 million worth of tickets the university says were stolen by insiders.
6:00 a.m.
Demonstrating how the family that shops together stays together, sisters Joyce Burns, Carol Supancic, Carol's daughter Timber, 15, all of Lawrence, and Joyce and Carol's sister, Lisa Thompson, Houston, browse a table of items outside Hobbs Inc. during today's Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale. City sidewalk sale draws early crowds
July 16, 2010 in print edition on 4A
Too many to count, that’s how many Lawrence sidewalk sales Carol Supancic has attended.
10:00 a.m.
A sign hangs inside one Downtown Lincoln bar in this file photo from March. Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson Thursday halted the implementation of a policy that would raise prices on alcohol. Statehouse Live: Parkinson delays last call on cheap drinks; puts brakes on new alcoholic beverage pricing policy
4:25 p.m., July 15, 2010 Updated 6:29 p.m. in print edition on 3A
Gov. Mark Parkinson gave a reprieve to bar owners Thursday by delaying implementation of a policy that some complained would have driven up the cost of alcoholic beverages.
2:00 p.m.
A prime piece of property, 155 acres just north of the Lecompton interchange on the Kansas Turnpike, has been in dispute for some time and was sold in auction Thursday to Penny and Russell Tuckel for $2.95 million. This photo of the property, taken in June 2008, looks south toward the interchange. With $2.95 million offer, couple outbid development group for prime property near Lecompton interchange
11:20 a.m., July 15, 2010 Updated 5:50 p.m. in print edition on 1A
A crowded room watched as multimillion-dollar bids bounced from one side of the room and then the other. At stake in this closely watched Douglas County Sheriff’s auction was the future of one of Lawrence’s prime pieces of industrial property: 155 acres just north of the Lecompton interchange on the Kansas Turnpike.
6:00 p.m.
Noon Group golfer Vickie Friend stretches out before teeing off Wednesday at Alvamar Country Club. Friend, the only female golfer in the group, was welcomed by them in 2006 after her husband committed suicide. A Friend in need: Noon Group golfers embrace widow as one of guys
July 16, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Of all the thousands and thousands of conversations that have taken place over the past 30 years or so among Noon Group golfers at Alvamar Country Club, one stands above the rest as the defining moment of the unofficial fraternity.

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Rec calendar
July 16, 2010 in print edition on B2
Area sports goings-ons for July 16, 2010.
Well finally stops spewing oil in Gulf
July 16, 2010 in print edition on A2
The oil has stopped. For now.