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Getting their goats: At fair auction, 4-H’ers say goodbye to animals they raised
August 4, 2012
Holly Vesecky, 11, gave Puppydog Face a final hug. Soon the Douglas County Fair would end. And so would her relationship with the goat she raised since it was a kid.
105-year-old Lawrence resident: ‘I’d like to know of someone older’
August 4, 2012
Edna Zillner has seen many events and changes in her lifetime. Now she is about to see her 105th birthday party.
KU freshman Rio Adams fully qualified for scholarship
Self says all Jayhawk frosh have made the grade academically
August 4, 2012
Rio Adams, a KU freshman from Seattle, has qualified for a college scholarship, coach Bill Self said Saturday.
Man flown to KU Hospital after vehicle rollover
August 4, 2012
A man was flown by helicopter ambulance to Kansas University Hospital on Saturday after being ejected from his pickup truck around 6:30 p.m. near the Clinton Lake Dam on North 1150 Road.
Judge won’t dismiss suit over abortion rules
August 4, 2012
A Kansas judge refused Friday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two doctors who are challenging new state regulations for abortion providers, enabling critics of the rules to present evidence at trial that they are unnecessary and burdensome.
Man accused of displaying a handgun
August 4, 2012
Douglas County prosecutors Friday filed two aggravated assault charges against a 27-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man accused of displaying a handgun Thursday during a domestic dispute in the 1600 block of Haskell Avenue.
Total package? Coaches say QB Dayne Crist has all intangibles
August 4, 2012
Throw. Run. Lead. Console. Counsel. The many jobs of a quarterback run the gamut of actions and emotions, and the way each is executed, as well as the demeanor with which the quarterback operates, can make or break a team.
25 years ago: Downtown Lawrence loses a big name
August 4, 2012
“This comes as a tremendous shock to all of us.”
40 years ago: Construction to begin on Village Inn, Big Boy
August 4, 2012
Construction had begun on a $95,000 Village Inn restaurant.
Rangers slip past Royals, 5-3
August 4, 2012
Matt Harrison gave the beleaguered Texas pitching staff a strong start, Mitch Moreland hit a three-run homer, and the Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals, 5-3, on Friday night.
100 years ago: Abusive husband tries to escape arrest
August 4, 2012
“Mrs. Anderson succeeded in defending herself with the flat iron.”
Romney trip had one gaffe, many successes
August 4, 2012 in print edition on A7
At the outset of his recent foreign trip, Mitt Romney committed a gaffe. In answer to a question about the Olympics, he expressed skepticism about London’s preparations. The response confounded and agitated Romney supporters because it was such an unforced error. The question invited a simple paean to Olympic spirit and British grit, not the critical analysis of a former Olympic organizer.
Lost context undermines Obama’s message
August 4, 2012 in print edition on A7
Elizabeth Warren said it better than Barack Obama. And the president’s presentation wasn’t helped when supporters of Mitt Romney edited his words. Sadly, lost in a squabble over “you didn’t build that” was the opportunity for a more serious conversation about social contracts.
Big OL Aslam Sterling practices
August 4, 2012
Although he had only been around him for a day, Kansas University offensive line coach Tim Grunhard on Friday gave pretty much the same scouting report as everyone else on newcomer Aslam Sterling.
Long-drive event on tap today
August 4, 2012
Pat Dempsey came to Lawrence this weekend for a challenge.
Travis Releford no fan of grub overseas
August 4, 2012
The challenge has been presented to top chefs in Zurich and Paris: Cook something indescribably delicious Aug. 6-14, when Kansas University’s basketball players and coaches are in town — dishes to placate the palate of senior forward Travis Releford.
Swim meet marks end for sisters
August 4, 2012
For more than a decade, sisters Reese Edwards and Phoebe Grabill have been teammates with the Lawrence Aquahawks.
Behind the Lens: Camera specs for low-light success
August 4, 2012
I’ve written in the past that quality of light is as important as the quantity of light in photography. This is certainly true in regards to aesthetic qualities but incorrect if there isn’t enough light to capture the image in the first place.
New show is unexplainable programming
August 4, 2012
News flash: Another cable network tries to pass off superstitious nonsense as documentary programming. “The uneXplained” (9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, BIO) profiles people who turn to “alternative” methods to treat medical problems, solve mysteries and explain phenomenon “beyond the physical world.”
Horoscope for Aug. 4
August 4, 2012
For Saturday, Aug. 4: You often feel as if you have too much on your plate. A key person, or persons, in your life will be there to pitch in. If you are single, you will long for a relationship that has meaning. If you are attached, the two of you bond more tightly together.