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Suffrage celebration
August 11, 2012
In any baseball game, three strikes and you’re out. But in the Kansas Legislature, it was different. Kansas women made three attempts to gain suffrage — the first in 1867, the second in 1894, and the third in 1912. The first two times the Kansas suffrage amendment was defeated, but not the third.
Care act praised
August 11, 2012
When was the last time your health insurance company sent you a letter that was anything other than a denial of coverage or a notice of premium increase? Thought so.
Summer’s over
August 11, 2012
The end of August in Kansas is a great time to hop in a swimming pool — except in Lawrence.
Library Move
August 11, 2012
Cost estimates prepared for the Lawrence City Commission confirm that temporarily moving the Lawrence Public Library to the former Borders building at Seventh and New Hampshire makes sense both practically and financially.
Proposed rental development in dispute
August 11, 2012
Some residents of a Lawrence neighborhood are petitioning to keep a vacant lot in the area unfilled. They lost a battle in their fight Wednesday, but they — as well as the supporters of a development project there — are determined to win the war.
Numbers show decrease in gun violence
August 11, 2012
Shootings and other firearm and weapons-related crimes in Lawrence have dropped significantly since 2006, according to data provided by the Lawrence Police Department.
Group sees families through home stretch
August 11, 2012
In 2000, when Paul Wood moved back to Lawrence with his son, Jason, they were strapped for cash. The elder Wood had left his job with California public schools to care for his son, who had been critically injured in a cycling accident.
Romney’s VP pick Ryan has Kansas connection via Brownback
August 11, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s vice president pick U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has a Kansas connection through Gov. Sam Brownback.
KU’s Diamond Dixon wins gold medal at Olympic Games as part of 4 x 400 relay team
Foursome of Felix, Richards-Ross, Trotter, McCorory prevail on Saturday; Jayhawk ran in semis Friday
August 11, 2012
KU’s Diamond Dixon earned a gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games
Early closing
August 11, 2012
The Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center has provided many residents of Lawrence, young and old, with an opportunity to cool off and get good, healthy, outdoor exercise in a summer that has been so hot that just stepping outdoors has sometimes seemed unbearable. Although temperatures this week have finally dipped below 100, the weather will remain hot for the foreseeable future. No matter how hot it is, we all need fresh air and exercise, and this is especially true for children.
Low corn yield not expected to cause food shortage
August 11, 2012
A deepening drought in the nation’s farm states has cut further into this fall’s harvest, with farmers now expected to pull from their fields the lowest corn yield in more than a decade.
Man convicted of child molestation gets new trial
August 11, 2012
A Douglas County judge ruled Friday that a 25-year-old Lawrence man should get a new trial after a jury convicted him in 2010 of fondling a 7-year-old girl.
40 years ago: Coyotes feasting on local watermelons
August 11, 2012
It was a stand-off between fruit and beast.
100 years ago: Committee plans roadways to surrounding towns
August 11, 2012
“Certain roads have been officially designated ‘county roads’ and are to be graded, drained, and dragged at the expense of the county.”
Free State bowling coach steps down
August 11, 2012
It wasn’t that Anita Carlson didn’t enjoy coaching the bowling teams at Free State High, but she knew that she would need to resign this summer after seven seasons of leading the program.
KU’s Diamond Dixon, relay team advance
August 11, 2012
Kansas University junior-to-be Diamond Dixon ran the third leg for Team USA in the semifinals of the 4x400-meter relay Friday evening inside the Olympic Stadium. The U.S. finished in 3:22.09, the fastest time among the eight finals qualifiers. The U.S. team will run in the event final, which is slated for 2:25 p.m. (Central) today.
O’s, Machado overpower Royals
August 11, 2012
When Manny Machado arrived at Camden Yards amid much fanfare, Orioles manager Buck Showalter insisted the 20-year-old player was promoted for no other reason than to help the team win.
25 years ago: Downtown to get new seasonal banners
August 11, 2012
Beginning Sept. 1, banners with an autumn flair were to be hung at street crossings.
Jayhawks in dark over next pro foe
August 11, 2012
Kansas University coach Bill Self hasn’t been able to gather much information about AMW Team France, which is KU’s opponent in today’s 1 p.m. Central exhibition game at Stade Pierre de Coubertin in Paris.
Behind the Lens: Camera flash can be useful even when it’s sunny
August 11, 2012
Elvis has left the building. Then he walks toward me, and I photograph him using a bright flash in the August sunshine.
Lawrence cyclist 84th in Utah
August 11, 2012
Lawrence professional cyclist Joseph Schmalz placed 84th Friday in the fourth stage of the Tour of Utah, a 134.3-mile ride around Salt Lake City.
Gary Woodland struggles to 79
August 11, 2012
Gary Woodland had two double-bogeys and four bogeys on an eight-hole stretch during a rough second day at the PGA Championship.
Looking good: Healing stars solid for Chiefs
August 11, 2012
Jamaal Charles took a solid hit to the left knee on his very first carry, then bounced right up and helped the Kansas City Chiefs score touchdowns on their first two possessions en route to a 27-17 preseason victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Friday night.
Mike Ragone ‘animal’ at tight end for KU
August 11, 2012
A colorful character with a thick South Jersey accent, a sharp sense of humor, an endearing laugh that has a hint of sinister to it and a deep love for Italian cooking and barbecue, Kansas University senior tight end Mike Ragone has but one color to his collar, and it’s blue.
Football and political games have many similarities
August 11, 2012
Primary elections are over, and the race for the White House now moves into high gear. Republican and Democratic national conventions will take place in a few weeks, and there will be a brutal, fierce and costly battle between now and the Nov. 6 general election.
Hallmark movie faces the music
August 11, 2012
One of the “Designing Women” stars in a heart-tugger right out of “Glee” and “High School Musical” by way of “The Brady Bunch” in the 2012 message movie “The Music Teacher” (8 p.m., Hallmark).
Horoscope for Aug. 11
August 11, 2012
For Saturday, Aug. 11: This year you open up to new possibilities. Your fiery side emerges when dealing with others, especially when it comes to your joint interests. If you are single, you meet available like-minded people through your circle of friends. If you are attached, socialize more with your friends.