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Archive for Friday, July 6, 2012

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6:00 a.m.
Kansas University freshman guard Anrio Adams says he’s put in the work to overcome academic eligibility issues and is looking forward to showing the same dedication on the court at KU. Adams arrived on campus Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Hard work the ticket to KU for freshman guard Anrio Adams
July 6, 2012
Anrio Adams’ high school coach has compared the 6-foot-3, 185-pound Kansas University freshman combo guard to Miami Heat phenom Dwyane Wade. It’s a likening that Adams likes … a lot.
10:00 a.m.
Gabe Setters, 11, Ottawa, takes a gulp from his water jug as he and other youth football campers take a break on Monday morning at Lawrence High School. Temperatures exceeding 100 degrees are expected throughout much of this week. Every month in 2012 in Lawrence has been hotter than average
July 5, 2012
Every month in 2012 has been warmer than average, and precipitation is behind by about 4 inches through June compared to data from 1981 to 2011.
2:00 p.m.
Amy Adamson, left, said she is grateful for the affection and treatment her 9-year-old son Eli has received from the Baldwin community. Eli, hugged by his 13-year-old brother Blake, is one of two children in Kansas diagnosed with the genetic condition, Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome. Community embraces boy with rare disorder
July 6, 2012
Last week, 9-year-old Eli Adamson thrilled his mother with the answer, “yeah.” Amy Adamson said the exchange started when Eli put a key chain of communication picture cards on her lap. “I said, ‘Are you asking me to watch a movie?’ He said ‘yeah,’” his mother said. Although Eli isn’t completely nonverbal, the words he does share with his family are often non-sequitur phrases. The incident with the key chain was the second time in recent weeks he’s replied with an appropriate one-word answer to a question.
6:00 p.m.
Traffic travels on 31st Street between the Baker University Wetlands on the south and Haskell Indian Nations University on the north between Haskell Ave., and Louisiana St. A federal appeals judge in Denver heard oral arguments Thursday in the case regarding the South Lawrence Trafficway and whether the road should be built through the Baker Wetlands Court case causing more delays for SLT project
July 5, 2012
Both supporters and opponents of the project to build a bypass through the Baker Wetlands are finding the waiting game extends to the legal case surrounding the roadway, too.

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Negro Leagues Museum getting All-Star game boost
July 6, 2012
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine sat back in the visiting clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium earlier this season, his feet propped up on the desk, and spoke glowingly of his first visit to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
Rookie Drew Smyly fans 10; Tigers edge K.C., 4-2
July 6, 2012
Every 94 years, a Tigers rookie has a game like Drew Smyly.
Grand pianist: 12-year-old plays through blindness
July 6, 2012
Luther Fuller said once he gets to the piano, everything’s fine. The 12-year-old musician and Liberty Memorial Central Middle School student has been blind ever since his earliest memories, but he said that doesn’t hamper how he plays the piano.
Raiders fall, 4-3, in tourney
July 6, 2012
Lawrence’s Raiders fell to Topeka Golden Giants, 4-3, on Friday at the Topeka Golden Giant Tournament at Seaman High.
Conrad Roberts returns to LAGA field
July 6, 2012
There is some bad news for the men’s golfers vying for the Lawrence Amateur Golf Association’s city championship this weekend at Alvamar. After a one-year hiatus, five-time LAGA champion Conrad Roberts, a former Kansas University golfer, is back in the field.
Batter up: Bill Self to play softball
July 6, 2012
Kansas City Royals greats George Brett, Bo Jackson and Mike Sweeney, as well as MLB sensations Ernie Banks, Andre Dawson, Rollie Fingers, Rickey Henderson, Ozzie Smith, Dave Winfield, Joe Carter and Mike Piazza, will compete in Sunday night’s All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Kauffman Stadium. Oh, yes — so will 10th-year Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self.
Up to the challenge: Local paratriathlete off to N.Y.C.
July 6, 2012
Earl Barnes has never backed down from a challenge, and he has another one ahead of him Sunday in the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon.
Program allows artists to share talents in schools
July 6, 2012
n Artists in Schools program for Lawrence makes sense, if for no other reason because we have one of the highest concentrations of working artists in the country. Let’s draw on the talents of Lawrence’s exceptional artists and inspire our young people to achieve greater heights. A Lawrence Artist in Schools program would help keep talented young artists in town, boost our local economy by creating jobs, and most of all fuel the creative young minds that will soon become the heart and soul of our community — a place we all hope to embrace as a true city of the arts.
Humble Approach: Lawrence hip-hop artist back to making music in town
July 6, 2012
There’s a lot to notice about Sean Hunt. In short, if you haven’t yet noticed one of the area’s best MCs, you ought to.
Future uses of Burlington Northern train depot in Lawrence uncertain
July 6, 2012
Local transit officials are now urging Lawrence city commissioners to scrap plans that would convert the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Depot in East Lawrence into a hub for the city’s bus system.
Kansas teachers group recommends legislative candidates
July 6, 2012
With schools facing an uncertain funding future, the Kansas National Education Association released its list of recommended legislative candidates.
Lawrence man, 29, sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting 13-year-old girl
July 6, 2012
Douglas County District Judge Peggy Kittel on Friday sentenced Brian L. Watson, 29, Lawrence, to 32 months in prison after Watson pleaded guilty to one count of attempted aggravated indecent liberties with a child.
Appeals court panel upholds ruling that Lawrence stop was unreasonable seizure
July 6, 2012
A panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled that a law enforcement officer who stopped a vehicle in Lawrence violated the driver’s constitutional right to be free from unreasonable seizure.
Bid approved for cable median barriers along K-10 corridor
02:36 p.m., July 6, 2012 Updated 04:16 p.m.
In response to a fatal crossover traffic accident, the state transportation department on Friday announced approval of a bid to install cable median barriers in Douglas and Johnson counties.
Lawrence’s unemployment rate increases
July 6, 2012
The unemployment rate in Lawrence ticked up between April and May, from 5.2 percent to 5.6 percent, according to data from the Kansas Department of Labor.
Lawrence man, 40, faces drug, battery charges
10:56 a.m., July 6, 2012 Updated 04:08 p.m.
Chester W. Brockman, 40, Lawrence, was charged Friday afternoon in Douglas County District Court with possession of cocaine and aggravated battery — both felonies — as well as a misdemeanor charge of criminal damage.
Town Talk: New report recommends city scrap plans to use Santa Fe Depot as bus hub; city to study sites outside of downtown for transit hub; Lawrence is 7th most affordable city for summer cookouts
July 6, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Community embraces boy with rare disorder
July 6, 2012
Last week, 9-year-old Eli Adamson thrilled his mother with the answer, “yeah.” Amy Adamson said the exchange started when Eli put a key chain of communication picture cards on her lap. “I said, ‘Are you asking me to watch a movie?’ He said ‘yeah,’” his mother said. Although Eli isn’t completely nonverbal, the words he does share with his family are often non-sequitur phrases. The incident with the key chain was the second time in recent weeks he’s replied with an appropriate one-word answer to a question.
GOP fined for finance violation
July 6, 2012
The Federal Elections Commission announced this week that it fined the Kansas Republican Party $6,500 in February for violating campaign finance laws during the 2007-08 election cycle.
Heat-related death is state’s third
12:09 a.m., July 6, 2012 Updated 12:10 a.m.
Kansas officials say the death of a 43-year-old man in northwest Kansas was heat-related, making it the state’s third such fatality this year.
Inmates captured after jail escape
12:05 a.m., July 6, 2012 Updated 12:05 a.m.
Three inmates of a southwest Kansas jail are back in custody after beating a guard, stealing his keys and making a brief escape.
40 years ago: Eminent domain invoked for acquisition of rural tracts south of Lawrence
July 6, 2012
The State Highway Commission filed a petition today asking the court to acquire the rural right of way needed for the U.S. 59 highway.
Hard work the ticket to KU for freshman guard Anrio Adams
July 6, 2012
Anrio Adams’ high school coach has compared the 6-foot-3, 185-pound Kansas University freshman combo guard to Miami Heat phenom Dwyane Wade. It’s a likening that Adams likes … a lot.
Alvamar pro: Mind the rules at Lawrence amateur golf tournament
July 6, 2012
During this weekend’s Lawrence Amateur Golf Association two-day city tournament at Alvamar, scratch golfers and casual players alike will play 36 holes over roughly 10 hours and take somewhere between 140-220 shots apiece.
KCI redo
The design of Kansas City International Airport may be convenient for passengers, but that no longer is the priority for the airline industry or Homeland Security.
July 6, 2012
Earlier this week, Kansas City, Mo.’s aviation director and some architects involved in designing the three-terminal Kansas City International Airport got together to discuss plans to make major alterations to the airport that has been hailed for its passenger-friendly features.
Mexico president to focus on economy
July 6, 2012 in print edition on A8
President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto is likely to step up his country’s activism in Latin American affairs, where it has been completely overshadowed by Brazil in recent years. That’s in the political DNA of his Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which has ruled Mexico for much of the past century.
Chicago teachers have legitimate beef
July 6, 2012 in print edition on A8
The title of the nation’s largest labor union — the National Education Association — seems calculated to blur the fact that it is a teachers union. In this blunt city, however, the teachers union candidly calls itself the Chicago Teachers Union. Its office is in the Merchandise Mart, a gigantic architectural Stonehenge, which resembles a fortress located on the Chicago River, which resembles a moat. Which is appropriate.
Hochevar injured, but Royals bats awaken for win
July 6, 2012
The All-Star break next week is arriving at just the right time Luke Hochevar.
100 years ago: Man pulled from river after possible mugging
July 6, 2012
“It is believed that he had been drugged.”
Horoscope for July 6
July 6, 2012
For Friday, July 6: You experience much more contentment as you seek and find solutions to many of your life issues. You actually are in the last year of a 12-year cycle. This inner reflection seems appropriate. If you are single, observe your tendency to connect with emotionally unavailable people. If you are attached, the two of you can be found hiding away from the world.
‘Community’ rolls out an evergreen
July 6, 2012
Christmas seems to be breaking out all over the network dial. “Community” (7 p.m., NBC) repeats its savage, silly “Glee” send-up from last year’s holiday episode.
25 years ago: Morning storm brings down trees, cuts power to residents
July 6, 2012
The storm, packing heavy rains and winds of up to 73 mph, had moved into the area between 8:30 and 9 a.m.