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Archive for Saturday, July 7, 2012

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Governor’s tax cut plan includes increase
July 7, 2012
While much has been written and said about the tax cuts signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback, not much has been mentioned about a tax increase that is part of that legislation.
City golf tournament scores
July 7, 2012
Here are results from Round One of the LAGA city championship.
Raiders win two at Topeka tourney
July 7, 2012
The Lawrence Raiders won two one-run games Saturday in the Golden Giants Round Robin Tournament at Topeka Seaman. The Raiders defeated the Kansas Intimidators, 7-6, and the Midwest Bruins, 8-7.
Royals fall just short, 8-7
July 7, 2012
Yuniesky Betancourt almost hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning for the Kansas City Royals against the Detroit Tigers. Comerica Park was too big, though, and Austin Jackson too fast.
Kansas D-tackle to bring ‘nasty’
July 7, 2012
For a player who is supposed to be so mean on the field, new Kansas University defensive tackle Keon Stowers sure seems awfully nice off of it.
No surprises here: Five-time champ Conrad Roberts takes lead
July 7, 2012
Everyone familiar with the Lawrence Amateur Golf Association city championship saw it coming, and as sure as July humidity, there was Conrad Roberts’ name atop the leaderboard after the first round Saturday at Alvamar.
Bill Self troubled by accusations, but stands by ‘kids’
July 7, 2012
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self took some hard hacks in the softball batting cages twice last week at Clinton Lake Sports Complex. His sole purpose was to practice for tonight’s All-Star Celebrity softball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., not to release any pent-up aggression over recent claims that an Overland Park man allegedly supplied marijuana to multiple players from his 2010-11 Jayhawk hoops team.
Nude suspect kicks out police car window
July 7, 2012
Authorities say a Wichita woman stripped nude in a police car and kicked out of a window.
Kan. man collapses in canyon, later dies
July 7, 2012
Elko County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a 34-year-old Kansas man who collapsed in a canyon in northeast Nevada’s Ruby Mountains.
Fair aims to broaden children’s interests
July 7, 2012
A kids fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday July 14 at Lawrence Montessori School, 5005 Legends Drive. The fair, which is free, is hosted by the school as well as other area businesses that specialize in children’s activities such as music and athletics.
Athletes use teamwork to help out
July 7, 2012
KU women’s basketball players pitch in on Habitat for Humanity home.
Piano competition tests composure of young musicians
July 7, 2012
In the pavilion, a small offshoot space in the Lied Center, a 14-year-old boy plays Chopin masterfully. Part of the Sonata No. 3 in B minor flies out from his fingers. Ryan Jannak-Huang is a pro at this, so to speak. He’s been seriously studying piano for nine years from his home in Palatine, Ill. But this performance is something nerve-wracking. It’s the biggest, most prestigious competition he’s been in yet.
Kansas seeks end to abortion insurance case
July 7, 2012
Critics challenging a Kansas law restricting private health insurance coverage for abortions haven’t shown that it burdens women seeking to terminate their pregnancies, attorneys representing the state’s insurance commissioner argued in federal court filings Friday.
All-Star Game cleanup efforts rankle some
July 7, 2012
Kansas City’s efforts to make a good impression for the rest of the world are bittersweet for residents of some inner-city neighborhoods who are asking why it took a baseball game to get city officials to do something about blight they say has been ignored for decades.
What did that politician just say?
July 7, 2012
What the $?&(! is going on with our politicians? The mayors of New York and Philadelphia and the governor of New Jersey let loose with a few choice vulgarities over the past two weeks in otherwise G-rated public settings, including a town-hall meeting and a City Hall event.
40 years ago: Downtown workers fill in deep hole under Mass Street
July 7, 2012
The fate of the old cistern under the 900 block Massachusetts Street was sealed this week.
100 years ago: Early incarnation of 23rd Street to get road improvements
July 7, 2012
“[They] looked over the road between Number Six school and Massachusetts street this afternoon with a view to improving it.”
25 years ago: Judge to rule on eviction case for man with disability
July 7, 2012
The man had been taking in data processing work which, the apartment managers argued, violated a clause in the lease.
Obama mixes immigration policy, law
July 7, 2012 in print edition on A6
Though overshadowed by the shocking Supreme Court decision on health care, the court’s Arizona immigration decision, issued three days earlier, remains far more significant than appreciated. It was generally viewed as mixed or ambiguous because the Justice Department succeeded in striking down three of the law’s provisions. However, regarding the law’s central and most controversial element — requiring officers to inquire into the immigration status of anyone picked up for some other violation — the ruling was definitive, indeed unanimous.
Around and About for July 7
July 7, 2012
Kayla (Huffman) Altman and Harlan Cribbs Altman IV, of Dallas, announce the birth of their son, Huntley Cribbs Altman, on June 3, 2012, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
Behind the Lens: Stuck in a photo rut
July 7, 2012
Several readers have commented to me before that they can often pick with a great success rate which Journal-World photographer shot a particular photo on a given day without looking at the credit.
‘The Dog Whisperer’ coming to end
July 7, 2012
Cesar Millan enters the ninth and final season of “The Dog Whisperer” (7 p.m. Saturday, Nat Geo Wild) with a four-episode trip to London. There he discovers that British canines can be as unruly as their American cousins, while their owners are just as delusional and frightened. Millan, as usual, behaves like the alpha human, straightening out the leash-holder’s fuzzy, frantic thinking, so the dogs can relax and behave.
Horoscope for July 7
July 7, 2012
For Saturday, July 7: This year you enjoy life and often find that you need to curb a tendency to overindulge. You have an unusual opportunity to understand some other culture or lifestyle. If you are single, you could be delighted by a new friend who becomes more. If you are attached, take a class together or schedule a trip you both have coveted; it will add to the flavor of your relationship.