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Invention may change tune of leaders in piano industry
July 22, 2012
Don Gilmore, a Kansas City mechanical engineer, has invented a self-tuning piano kit that could revolutionize — if not destroy — an industry headquartered in his hometown.
KU to pursue private sector funding
July 22, 2012
Like schools across the nation, Kansas University is facing flat or reduced state and national funding, and pressure to stop increasing tuition.
Olympic expression rings true
Pentathlete-turned-artist captures spirit of multifaceted sport in sculpture
July 22, 2012 in print edition on ANone
Pentathlete-turned-artist captures spirit of multifaceted sport in sculpture.
Vietnam vets still waiting for state to issue license plate
July 22, 2012
More than six months after Vietnam War license plates were to be available in Kansas, they aren’t. And the Kansas Department of Revenue says it’s not sure when they will be for sale.
How to help: Hot Rod Hullabaloo needs volunteers as it gears up for show, music fest
July 22, 2012
More than 100 volunteers are needed to help run the event in South Park on Saturday, Aug. 11.
Texas GOP wages war on thinking
July 22, 2012 in print edition on A7
Some recent headlines from the alternate universe of modern conservatism: Rush Limbaugh claims the bad guy in the new Batman movie was named Bane to remind voters of Mitt Romney’s controversial tenure at Bain Capital.
Lawrence man arrested for stealing clothes at knife point, burning tent
July 22, 2012
Lawrence police arrested a 22-year-old Lawrence man for aggravated assault and arson after responding to a call at 3:25 a.m. Saturday at 110 N. Mich.
Around & about in local business
July 22, 2012
Natural Breeze Remodeling of Lawrence recently received the Kansas Preservation Alliance’s 2012 Award of Excellence in Rehabilitation for its work on the Lamborn Family Barn in Lansing. The project was led by Justin Fitzgerald and Les Lynch.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
July 22, 2012
Traffic heading in both directions on the 23rd Street bridge near Haskell Avenue will be redirected as crews work to demolish the bridge. Completion: November 2012.
End may be coming for GOP moderates
Primary candidates face opposition from outside forces
July 22, 2012
Will Aug. 7 be the last stand for moderate Republicans in Kansas? If Gov. Sam Brownback, a conservative, has anything to say about it, it might.
Rock Chalk, stay, hawks: Birds residing in stadium popular with KU community
July 22, 2012
A family has moved to the Kansas University campus, and their neighbors love them, even if they do eat squirrels for dinner.
Police: Movie shooting suspect planned massacre for months
July 22, 2012
The shooting suspect accused in a deadly rampage inside a Colorado theater planned the attack with “calculation and deliberation,” police said Saturday, receiving deliveries by mail that authorities believe armed him for battle and were used to rig his apartment with dozens of bombs.
Taking a look at restaurant violations
Over 650 ‘critical’ infractions found at Lawrence eateries so far in 2012
July 22, 2012
Some are sparkling clean, some are a little grimy, and a few others occasionally are plagued by pesky roaches or rodents. But when you sit down at your favorite Lawrence dining spot, you probably have no idea what may be lurking in the kitchen.
Gary Woodland moves up to 43rd
July 22, 2012
Moving Day was kind to former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland on Saturday at the British Open.
Winds of change: Adam Scott leads Open, but can he handle it?
July 22, 2012
The ball tumbled over the edge of a pot bunker and appeared to put Adam Scott in the worst spot he had been all day at the British Open. All he saw was opportunity.
Nominations sought for Phoenix Awards
July 22, 2012
The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission is looking for artists worthy of winning the next Phoenix Awards.
Sporting K.C. plays Revolution to draw
July 22, 2012
Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen made four saves for his league-leading ninth shutout of the season in a scoreless draw with the New England Revolution on Saturday night.
Broadway at Baker students performing ‘All Shook Up’
July 22, 2012
Students in the Broadway at Baker summer camp and the Music Theatre for Young People at Baker University want audience members to be ready to rock and roll for their rendition of “All Shook Up” at 2:30 p.m. July 29 at Baker University Rice Auditorium in Baldwin City.
Quantrill, Brown exhibits to kick off with reception at Watkins Museum
July 22, 2012
An exhibit about Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence, which took place Aug. 21, 1863, will open in a public reception at 6 p.m. Friday at the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass. Missouri State University professor Jeremy Neeley will lead a theatrical performance of “Guerilla Warfare: Bushwackers and Jayhawkers” to kick off the event.
25 years ago: City Commission ready to ‘move forward’ on bypass project
July 22, 2012
“I really think it’s time to set a date with the county….”
40 years ago: Sidewalk sale rubs shoulders with downtown construction
July 22, 2012
Renovation work continued on the streets of the 800 and 900 blocks of Massachusetts.
Award-winning LHS grad trying to surround himself with art
July 22, 2012
Eighteen-year-old Jim Kittel, like most high school graduates, is excited to head to college in the fall.
Horoscope for July 22
July 22, 2012
For Sunday, July 22: Your ability to understand others is enhanced. Your sixth sense often points to the right direction. If you are single, your appeal attracts many suitors. If you are attached, the two of you naturally feed each other’s energy and perspective.
Teenagers choose their favorite stars
July 22, 2012
A fixture of midsummer entertainment since 1999, The Teen Choice Awards (7 p.m. Sunday, Fox) returns, hosted by Demi Lovato (“Camp Rock”) and Kevin McHale (“Glee”). Scheduled musical performers include Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Flo Rida and No Doubt. This is McHale’s second time as host. He shared those duties with four others in 2010.
Victor Continental shows this week
July 22, 2012
Like Santa Claus, they say, Victor Continental only comes once a year. But Victor’s not for children.
100 years ago: Improvements proposed for Lawrence roads to Oskaloosa, Eudora, Baldwin
July 22, 2012
“The ‘good roads movement’ is more than a mere name in Douglas county. It is the real thing.”
Milton Doyle comes highly regarded
July 22, 2012
NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas recommended his former Florida International commit, Milton Doyle, to Kansas University after Thomas was fired as FIU coach in April.
Kovel’s Antiques: Once thought garish, Victorian furniture back in favor
July 22, 2012
Collectors prize furniture that is created by a famous maker, but antique furniture is often not identified with a label. Experts can “attribute” a piece to a maker by comparing it to other known furniture that has a label or a history of ownership.
Garden Calendar: Xeriscaping beats the heat, drought
July 22, 2012
Choosing plants that are adapted to and appropriate for the local environment is always a good decision, and the drought we are experiencing in much of Kansas is making me think about xeriscaping.
Lorenzo Cain powers Kansas City
July 22, 2012
Lorenzo Cain is showing the Kansas City Royals what they missed the first half of the season.
Local artist’s work on display in Mo. gallery
July 22, 2012
Inspired by rivers of the Midwest, picnics, people and everyday things, a collection Lawrence artist Nancy Lehenbauer Marshall’s paintings will be on display Monday through Aug. 31 in Parkville, Mo.
Fading art form: Youths learn dying practice of darkroom photography
July 22, 2012
The timer on the enlarger clicks off, the light snaps out and Nina Friesen pulls a seemingly blank sheet of glossy white paper from beneath the easel. As the paper bobs in a tray of developer, there’s just enough glow from a red light on the ceiling to see the street number at Red Lyon Tavern creep over the surface.
Lawrence City Commission agenda for July 24, 2012
City to consider deeming residence unsafe, dangerous
July 22, 2012
City commissioners will consider declaring a house at 785 Maple St. as unsafe and dangerous, and ordering that it either be repaired or demolished.
U.S., NATO must arm Syrian rebels
July 22, 2012 in print edition on A7
The bomb that decimated the inner circle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday should also shake up U.S. policy toward Syria. The deaths of Assad’s brother-in-law and confidant, Assef Shawkat, along with other top security officials, marks the beginning of the end for a regime that has slaughtered at least 15,000 people. This is a moment that calls for decisive Western action.
Faith Forum: Should athletes compete on Sundays if it conflicts with their religious beliefs?
July 22, 2012
The Rev. Rob Baldwin and Deacon Godsey answer.