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Around and about in local business
July 28, 2012
Local business news for the week ending July 27, 2012.
Too hot for ice cream? Heat driving customers away
July 28, 2012
Jack Garvin, ice cream chef at Cold Stone Creamery, 647 Mass., said the hot weather has kept everyone inside, hurting business at the store. Last summer, lines stretched to the door, but that isn’t the case this year.
City workers focus on saving trees
200 trees have been casualties of summer drought so far
July 28, 2012
The severe drought has withered the area’s plants, and trees have not been spared. The city of Lawrence has lost 200 since the drought began.
3 Democrats vying for chance to challenge U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins
July 28, 2012
The three Democrats running for the chance to oust U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, say that to move the country forward on a number of important issues, change is needed in the Republican-led House.
City offers tips to cut back on trash as students move out
July 28, 2012
With a large student population, Lawrence experiences a great migration about this time every year, with shifts in and out of apartments and homes across the city.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned for this week
July 28, 2012
Road work planned for the week of July 29.
Firefighters tend to rural building, grass fires Saturday in Tonganoxie area
July 28, 2012
An estimated 50 firefighters from seven fire departments responded Saturday to a rural Tonganoxie fire that destroyed a workshop and nearby truck and tires.
Rural Tonganoxie fire destroys workshop, truck
July 28, 2012
An estimated 50 firefighters from seven fire departments responded Saturday to a rural Tonganoxie fire that destroyed a workshop and nearby truck and tires.
Magic hire former KU guard Jacque Vaughn as head coach
01:40 p.m., July 28, 2012 Updated 12:08 a.m.
Orlando announced the hiring of Jacque Vaughn, 37, as its next head coach on Saturday, bringing the latest 30-something member to a basketball operations department following the hiring of 30-year-old general manager Rob Hennigan last month. He will be formally introduced at a news conference Monday.
Woman flown to KU Medical Center after head-on collision
July 28, 2012
One person was transported by Life Flight at 1 a.m. Friday night after an accident in Franklin County.
Teens meet, swap at library
July 28, 2012
Out of the upside-down plastic bag tumbled castoff items ranging from a purple-striped dog sweater to a pair of sequin-encrusted high-top sneakers. A handful of teens craned their necks to see what would emerge next.
Army leaders to discuss health review
July 28, 2012
The Army’s vice chief of staff is taking the best practices he’s found for mental and physical health services from Fort Riley and five other installations back to the Pentagon as he assesses the health of the force.
Man gets probation for chain saw threat
July 28, 2012
A 30-year-old Lawrence man received one year of probation in connection with an incident where he was accused of threatening a 15-year-old boy with a chain saw.
25 years ago: More Kansans are buckling up
July 28, 2012
More than half of Lawrence drivers and passengers were using their seat belts this summer.
40 years ago: Plans outlined for transferring books to new library
July 28, 2012
Every book checked out before August 13 meant one less that would have to be transferred to the new city library.
LHS receiver Buffalomeat to compete at Shrine Bowl
July 28, 2012
It has been a while since Lawrence High was represented at the Shrine Bowl, but the four-year streak will end tonight when 2012 LHS graduate Anthony Buffalomeat suits up for the East squad.
Guthrie still winless in K.C. as Mariners sink Royals
July 28, 2012
John Jaso drove in four runs and Blake Beavan pitched into the seventh inning to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 6-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
Phenix-Fyler softball improves to 5-0 in World Series tourney
July 28, 2012
With a 2-1 victory Friday in the third round of bracket play, the Lawrence Phenix-Fyler softball team improved to 5-0 at the USSSA Central Region Class B World Series.
Movie choice
July 28, 2012
I was just pulling out of Topeka Library’s parking lot when news of the Aurora, Colo., shootings began broadcasting on NPR.
Cowardly act
July 28, 2012
The recent massacre in Aurora, Colo., has revived the question of gun control in America, especially concerning assault rifles and multiround clips.
Behind the Lens: Tweak camera settings to find an ISO that’s A-OK
July 28, 2012
Through advances in health-care technology, as well as healthier lifestyles, many consider age 80 to be the new 65. There’s a similarity in photography, where 1600 ISO may be the new 800 ISO.
Lawrence Raiders season ends with 3-0 loss in zone title game
July 28, 2012
The Lawrence Raiders season ended Friday night with a 3-0 loss to Pittsburg in the championship game of the American Legion zone baseball tournament.
Chiefs open training camp healthy, hopeful
July 28, 2012
As the Kansas City Chiefs opened camp Friday on lush, green practice fields dotting a countryside yellowed and browned by drought, most eyes were on just three guys.
Self: Ben McLemore’s talent ‘off the charts,’ but still learning
July 28, 2012
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, who lavished praise on red-shirt freshman Ben McLemore during an interview at the July 8 MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game in Kauffman Stadium, again lauded the Big 12 freshman of the year candidate — this time on ESPNU.
Report: Kansas football contacts Penn State linebacker
July 28, 2012
According to a report from ESPN’s Kipp Adams, the Kansas University football program has reached out to another Penn State football player about the possibility of him transferring to Kansas.
NCI effort carries huge financial obligation for KU
July 28, 2012
More on the recent formal announcement about the National Cancer Institute designation awarded to Kansas University.
Arab Spring threatens Christian minorities
July 28, 2012 in print edition on A8
Among the biggest losers from the current Arab political upheavals are the Christian minorities of the Middle East. Long before the Arab Spring, Iraq’s historic Christian community had shrunk dramatically, as tens of thousands fled threats and bomb attacks by Islamist militias. The flood of refugees pouring out of Syria includes many of that country’s Christian minority, who fear a radical Islamist takeover if President Bashar al-Assad falls.
100 years ago: Clerk reports final rush in voter registration
July 28, 2012
“There are 3,184 voters qualified to cast their ballots at the primaries to be held in this county on August 6.”
Horoscope for July 28
July 28, 2012
For Saturday, July 28: This year you seem to make the right decisions. The flow between your creativity and intelligence strengthens and guides you. If you are single, you might go through quite a few potential sweeties this year. If you are attached, you might want to plan a special trip together.
Remake stretches credibility even further
July 28, 2012
Malcolm McDowell (“A Clockwork Orange”) stars in the 2012 update of “The Philadelphia Experiment” (8 p.m. Saturday, Syfy). When scientists experiment on a device to hide a naval ship, they inadvertently rediscover a vessel hidden by a similar experiment in 1943, as World War II raged. How has the unseen crew been cooling its heels for nearly 70 years?