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Angel Goodrich trends upward
August 25, 2012
In the wake of a rain-free Bonnie Henrickson golf tournament Saturday at Alvamar, each member of the women’s basketball team took a turn at the microphone and shared her favorite thing about the NCAA Tournament in which the Jayhawks advanced to the Sweet 16. “Trending on Twitter,” senior Angel Goodrich said.
KU initiatives aim to boost freshman retention rate
August 25, 2012
Nick Zych, of Lenexa, and Peter Beatty, of Bonner Springs, are freshman roommates this year at Kansas University, and already they’ve gone through some different experiences than students who came before them.
Boy ready for next summer after heat cuts mowing season short
August 25, 2012
The dry, warm weather hampered 11-year-old Quinton Westphal’s lawn mowing business this summer. “It was so hot,” said Quinton, with a shrug of the shoulders and a “what can you do?” expression.
KU’s Center for Community Outreach hosts event promoting Lawrence volunteer opportunities
August 25, 2012
Kansas University’s Center for Community Outreach encouraged students to be a part of the Lawrence community and volunteer by hosting Super Service Saturday.
Feds try to seize property tied to drug case
August 25, 2012
Federal prosecutors are asking for a court order to seize and sell three parcels of Douglas County property with ties to two Lawrence residents indicted in a major drug-trafficking case.
Former astronaut Steve Hawley on Neil Armstrong: He was a ‘model for all astronauts’
August 25, 2012
Former astronaut and Kansas University professor Steve Hawley described Neil Armstrong, who died Saturday at age 82, as a man of exceptional ability and humility and a “model for all astronauts.”
KU long snapper Justin Carnes suspended three games
03:29 p.m., August 25, 2012 Updated 04:57 p.m.
Kansas University junior snapper Justin Carnes has been suspended for the first three games of the 2012 season for a violation of team rules, KU football coach Charlie Weis announced Saturday afternoon.
U.S. Bank alarm malfunctions
August 25, 2012
U.S. Bank, 900 Mass. St., has had an alarm malfunction causing the alarm to continuously sound. The fire department has been unable to disable the alarm, however U.S. Bank personnel are aware of the situation and are working on getting a contractor to disable the alarm.
Neil Armstrong, 1st man on the moon, dies
August 25, 2012
Neil Armstrong was a quiet self-described nerdy engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made “one giant leap for mankind” with a small step on to the moon. The modest man who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quarter million miles away has died. He was 82.
Kansas cities may vote on nondiscrimination laws
August 25, 2012
Petitions opposing new non-discrimination ordinances have been certified in Salina and Hutchinson, possibly giving voters in both cities a chance to decide whether to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Girl’s recipe leads to lunch — and a few surprises — at White House
August 25, 2012
Rori Coyne of Shawnee generally eats her Yummy Cabbage Sloppy Joes — her favorite food — on a bun, or sometimes cold with a fork.
Women wake to attempted assault in their beds
August 25, 2012
Lawrence police on Friday morning arrested a 19-year-old Horton man who is accused of burglarizing two neighboring homes and attempting to sexually assault women who were sleeping in their beds.
Street performers transform downtown into a ‘circus’
August 25, 2012
Flaming Hula-Hoops, sleight of tongue card tricks, Japanese didgeridoo/guitar music — nothing is too strange or random for the Lawrence Busker Festival.
25 years ago: Forgotten tunnel discovered under 600 block downtown
August 25, 2012
Workers were excavating the site of the old Underwood building, 608 Mass.
40 years ago: Lawrence catches up on rainfall
August 25, 2012
The area had been lagging behind the rainfall average.
Kansas volleyball flies past Northwestern State
August 25, 2012
The Kansas University volleyball team rolled past Northwestern State, 25-12, 25-14, 25-18, in its season opener Friday afternoon at the Arkansas Invitational.
Former KU bowler, coach to head FSHS team
August 25, 2012
After helping Kansas University’s club team reach the United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Team Championships each of the past two years, Burton Gepford will be leaving one Lawrence program for another.
Care compromise
August 25, 2012
President Bush tried privatizing Social Security, and the idea failed miserably. Citizens did not want their savings subjected to the vagaries of the market.
Better plan
August 25, 2012
I can understand how city commissioners might feel like the newly proposed recreation center at the western-most boundary of the city is a great opportunity.
A little fun?
August 25, 2012
Like many Kansans, I was shocked that Kevin Yoder, a Republican congressman, would take off his clothes under the stars and jump with wild abandon into the Sea of Galilee.
Chiefs’ offense fizzles as Seahawks soar in preseason rout
August 25, 2012
It’s going to take a lot more than one dazzling performance against the Kansas City Chiefs’ first-team defense to surprise Seattle Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson.
KU soccer takes down No. 24 Georgia
August 25, 2012
Kansas University junior Caroline Kastor scored the game’s only goal in the 22nd minute as the KU soccer team beat No. 24 Georgia on Friday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
100 years ago: Hiding in plain sight a bad plan for train robber
August 25, 2012
“Lawrence figured conspicuously in a bold train hold up last night.”
Diamond Dixon learning to shine brighter than before
August 25, 2012
Many described Diamond Dixon as shy. Others even said unfriendly, using the labels as if she had been born with those traits, as if nothing in her background had contributed to the cocoon she had built around herself. Now that she wears a smile that goes so well with her Olympic gold medal and sprinkles feel-good dust on everyone within range of its radiant glow, few seem to spend much time wondering how she has come so far so quickly. Everyone is just glad she did because the emerging personality is loaded with charm and sweetness.
Royals blow lead, lose to Red Sox, 4-3
August 25, 2012
Kansas City Royals starter Bruce Chen gave the team six solid innings and manager Ned Yost thought they were set up to close out the game on Friday night against the Boston Red Sox.
KU visit should be highlight for prospective students
August 25, 2012
For one reason or another, there seems to be increased attention among those involved with higher education on how to minimize dropouts or “churn” within their student bodies, how to recruit students, the ever-escalating cost of attending a top-grade traditional college or university, the role of for-profit schools and the role of community colleges and technical schools.
Status quo is not an option on Iran
August 25, 2012 in print edition on A8
Either Israel is engaged in the most elaborate ruse since the Trojan Horse or it is on the cusp of a pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. What’s alarming is not just Iran’s increasing store of uranium or the growing sophistication of its rocketry. It’s also the increasingly menacing annihilationist threats emanating from Iran’s leaders. Israel’s existence is “an insult to all humanity,” says President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. “Anyone who loves freedom and justice must strive for the annihilation of the Zionist regime.” Explains the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Israel is “a true cancer tumor on this region that should be cut off.”
School spirit is deadly
August 25, 2012
It’s back to school (or is that hack to school?) on Syfy! “Haunted High” (8 p.m. Saturday) follows the network’s film formula, featuring a gaggle of teen dudes stuck in a frightful situation. But in this movie, they’re students trapped in their high school by the ghost of a principal bent on bloody revenge.
Former KU center Sasha Kaun makes history with Olympic medal
August 25, 2012
Sasha Kaun and 11 of his closest friends piled on top of each other at the top of the key in Olympic Park Basketball Arena after the final horn sounded in Russia’s 81-77 bronze medal victory over Argentina on Aug. 12 in London.
Lions soccer misfires in opening loss to Manhattan
August 25, 2012
If Lawrence High boys soccer coach Mike Murphy could have come up with a criticism of his team after its Friday night season opener, he would have.
Horoscope for Aug. 25
August 25, 2012
For Saturday, Aug. 25: This year you could be overwhelmed by how much you do, or have to do. The good news is that, because you handle responsibilities well, you could be in line for a pay raise. If you are single, you might attract someone who is rarely understood by others, but who you seem to get. If you are attached, you find weekends away together to be good both for the soul and for the bond between the two of you.