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3 police officers injured in busy weekend of calls
July 2, 2012
Three Lawrence police officers suffered injuries during two incidents last weekend, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a police spokesman. McKinley said none of the officers was hospitalized.
Veteran misses Paralympics berth
July 2, 2012
Kansas University graduate and Iraq War veteran Kortney Clemons finished second in the 100-meter sprint and third in his class in the 200 meters last weekend at the U.S. Paralympic trials in Indianapolis.
With classes on hiatus, teachers take extracurricular employment
July 2, 2012
Steve Pierce cultivates about an acre of land between Eudora and Baldwin City, but it’s not just a summer job. With the exception of December and January, Pierce, with some help from his family, tends to the expansive garden. Pierce tends to the garden at “first light” in the morning, which he also does during the school year on his way to school. He will begin teaching German and Spanish at Shawnee Mission West High School in August, after several years at Shawnee Mission South.
Italian club signs former KU guard Keith Langford
July 2, 2012
Former Kansas University guard Keith Langford has signed a two-year contract with EA7 Emporio Armani Milano, a professional basketball team based in Milan, Italy, the team announced Monday.
Sights set on senior season, LHS’ Strauss trains with ex-KU QB Webb
July 2, 2012
Early this year, as a junior still months away from the start of his senior football season at Lawrence High, quarterback Brad Strauss sat down with his coach, Dirk Wedd.
Jayhawks remember former KU baseball coach Floyd Temple
July 2, 2012
A proud but humble member of the United States military, Floyd Temple never spoke to his Kansas University baseball players about his being awarded a Purple Heart in World War II.
Moustakas hits grand slam as Royals rout Blue Jays, 11-3
July 2, 2012
Mike Moustakas snapped out of his slump, and then some.
Fort Hays State banks $1.5M yearly from China
July 2, 2012
Fort Hays State has been collecting about $1.5 million a year from the tuition that students in China pay to attend Fort Hays’ classes at universities in China.
Atchison sees interest spike in Amelia Earhart
July 2, 2012
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Fact check: Buyer beware in health debate
July 2, 2012
President Barack Obama promises nothing will change for people who like their health coverage except it’ll become more affordable, but the facts don’t back him up. Mitt Romney groundlessly calls the health care law a slayer of jobs certain to deepen the national debt.
Happy hour officially returns to Kansas
July 2, 2012
A new state law took effect Sunday that once again makes happy hours and several other alcohol-related promotions legal in Kansas after a more than two-decade prohibition.
Providing annual fireworks show a blast for rural Lawrence man
July 2, 2012
Rural Lawrence resident G.R. Gordon-Ross and his buddies have a saying they trot out each year before they begin their fireworks show for family and friends.
Reorganization of two social service agencies takes effect
July 2, 2012
State officials on Monday said the reorganization of two social welfare agencies will deliver better care more efficiently, but said people who use those agencies shouldn’t see any differences in how they access services.
Lt. Gov. Colyer says Republicans may use budget reconciliation to overturn federal health care law
July 2, 2012
Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer said Monday that Republicans will try to use a Senate rule called reconciliation to overturn President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Town Talk: City considering switch from gas to electric carts at Eagle Bend; roll-your-own cigarette machines take federal hit; Kansas ranks 49th in income growth
July 2, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Flags to be lowered for Kansas soldier
July 2, 2012
Flags will be lowered throughout Kansas on Tuesday as a soldier from Johnson County is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
‘Dear Lawrence’ project offered again
July 2, 2012
The Journal-World is once again accepting submissions to the Dear Lawrence community photo project. The popular project was introduced last year, and Lawrence residents, Kansas University alumni and others submitted more than 100 photos.
Heard on the Hill: Congress approves student loan package; new KU Hospital facility opens; KU Alumni Association traveling state, country during the summer
July 2, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
New Salvation Army leaders have big to-do list
Besides ministry, there’s fundraising, getting acquainted
July 2, 2012
Lawrence’s new Salvation Army lieutenants hope to raise funds for a new building, engage with their new community and continue the organization’s record of service in their first Salvation Army post.
Marriages
12:00 a.m., July 2, 2012 Updated 01:33 p.m.
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending June 29, 2012.
Conner Frankamp helps U.S. rip Egypt
July 2, 2012
Future Kansas University guard Conner Frankamp scored 18 points as the United States clobbered Egypt, 111-73, in the Men’s Under 17 world championships.
25 years ago: Entertainment, food, fireworks scheduled at three-day Burcham Park festival
July 2, 2012
Remember Independence Days?
40 years ago: Jaycees gearing up for fireworks show at Memorial Stadium
July 2, 2012
The Lawrence Jaycees announced that they were ready for their annual fireworks show.
Fix-It Chick: We all scream for homemade ice cream
July 2, 2012
There is little that tastes better in the heat of the summer than a scoop of ice cold ice cream. Making homemade ice cream, although time-consuming, is a fun, easy way to make a delicious treat.
Divorces and annulments
July 2, 2012
Divorces and annulments granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending June 29, 2012.
Go Green: Special tape on windows can help reduce bird strikes
July 2, 2012
You’ve probably heard it — the sickening thud of a bird against a window.
Style for the Ages: Summer shoes for men
July 2, 2012
We’re now in full swing of yet another (surprise) hot, muggy Kansas summer — that time when heat waves ripple off the blacktop and central air becomes your refuge. Unfortunately, the heat’s not going away anytime soon, but neither should your classic, practical style.
Israel sees choice as ‘bombing or bomb’
July 2, 2012
A popular new slogan making the rounds among government ministers here is that in dealing with Iran, Israel faces a decision between “bombing or the bomb.” In other words, if Israel doesn’t attack, Iran will eventually obtain nuclear weapons.
100 years ago: Tragic wheatfield accident takes life of Eudora girl
July 2, 2012
“Anna Brecheisen was helping in the wheat harvest and was riding the lead horse to a binder.”
Offbeat Occupations: Future’s up in the air for flight instructor
July 2, 2012
Craig Harper has red hair and blue eyes, a swath of freckles splashed across his cheeks. He’s a fast talker, words marching from his mouth with a mission: to teach people how to fly an airplane, and to do it well. So no one gets hurt.
River City Jules: Wedding bells toll
July 2, 2012
My friend C.J. had the perfect proposal planned for his girlfriend, Michelle.
Outdoor living: Family entertains with expanded space
July 2, 2012
Terry and Sheila Wildeman’s outdoor kitchen and living space at their home south of Lawrence is something that just sort of grew. “One day we were sitting outside on the patio, and I said we should think about making the patio bigger,” said Terry.
Outdoor living: Cottage oven reminds resident of growing up
July 2, 2012
When Marilyn Clark was a young girl in upstate New York, a Sicilian family moved into her neighborhood, a family who brought a bread oven with them. “It was just a small thing that they set up on bricks in their back yard,” says Clark, “but they cooked in it every day.”
Double Take: Try to open lines of communication on birth control
July 2, 2012
Dear Dr. Wes and Miranda: I picked up some birth control brochures from my doctor the other day because I’m thinking of switching to a different one that you don’t have to take a pill every day. The thing is my mom doesn’t know I’m even on birth control and I’m pretty sure she found those papers.
Ruling not all bad for conservatives
July 2, 2012 in print edition on ANone
Conservatives won a substantial victory on Thursday. The physics of American politics — actions provoking reactions — continues to move the crucial debate, about the nature of the American regime, toward conservatism. Chief Justice John Roberts has served this cause.
‘Four Houses’ a reality hoot
July 2, 2012
‘‘Why hasn’t somebody done this before?” That’s the question that the best, or at least the most entertaining, reality shows provoke. And I’d put “Four Houses” (9 p.m., TLC) in those categories.
Horoscope for July 2
July 2, 2012
For Monday, July 2: This year much of your energy will focus on making your daily life better. An interest in a hobby that keeps you moving helps your physical well-being. If you are single, you might find yourself attracted to someone very different from you. If you are attached, the two of you will benefit from traveling more together, alone as a couple.
KU’s Stigler 7th, Geubelle 11th at U.S. Trials
July 2, 2012
Kansas University freshman Michael Stigler placed seventh in the men’s 400-meter hurdles on Sunday at the U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field.
Minnesota rallies past Royals, 10-8
July 2, 2012
Bruce Chen and the Kansas City Royals were in control early on against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. But the Royals quickly found out just how quickly things can change in their 10-8 loss at Minnesota.
Texas prep cornerback picks KU
July 2, 2012
Kansas University’s football program picked up an oral commitment from another highly regarded Texas cornerback over the weekend.
Huff repeats at Tour; Walberg women’s winner
July 2, 2012
Brad Huff and Catherine Walberg closed out the fourth annual Tour of Lawrence with victories in the men’s and women’s Pro/1/2 races Sunday in downtown Lawrence.
Jeff Withey relishes camp, block
July 2, 2012
Jeff Withey starts his story with the good news: During two-on-two drills a week and a half ago, he blocked six-time NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire on a shot attempt.
Peerless leaders: Staff picks for favorite KU coaches
July 2, 2012
There are plenty of reasons for those playing sports to have a favorite coach. But when you’re covering them, it’s a whole different ballgame. In our business, favorite coaches aren’t necessarily the ones who do the most for you or push you beyond your limits.
How to help: Hot rod show seeks to rev up number of volunteers
July 2, 2012
The Rev It Up Hot Rod Hullabaloo will put on its fourth annual hot rod show and music fest next month. This year, the event will benefit Just Food, Douglas County’s biggest food bank.
The big picture
Putting together a five-year plan for capital projects will help both city officials and taxpayers make better spending decisions.
July 2, 2012
When Lawrence city officials announced an estimate of $30 million to build a new police headquarters facility, the number likely shocked a few members of the public.
Bankruptcies
July 2, 2012
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.