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Fire calls keep crews busy on Saturday
June 9, 2012
A fire on Saturday afternoon at 319 Northwood Lane left a duplex uninhabitable and the building’s garage damaged.
Finally, Zach Peters arrives at KU
Hoops signee hits town 26 months after committing
June 9, 2012
Zach Peters, the tall Texan who orally committed to play basketball at Kansas University two years and two months ago, has finally arrived in Lawrence to begin his college career.
Filing sheds light on KUMC dispute
June 9, 2012
A court filing last month provided a glimpse into a long-simmering feud between Kansas University Medical Center and one of its top-performing faculty members.
Symphony in the Flint Hills ‘celebrates beauty with beauty’
June 9, 2012
The Kansas City Symphony performs once a year on a different site in the Kansas Flint Hills. The Symphony in the Flint Hills organization sold 5,000 general admission tickets to its concert Saturday, and viewers were treated to a concert, breathtaking scenery, education about the Flint Hills, the option of a hearty barbecue meal and more.
Lawrence City Commission agenda for June 12, 2012
June 9, 2012
City commissioners will consider purchasing a building just east of the intersection of 11th Street and Haskell Avenue to be used as a maintenance shop for the parks and recreation department. The property, recently appraised at $600,000, is for sale for $394,250.
Free State High School graduate Trei Dudley among 5 finalists for National Youth of the Year
June 9, 2012
Trei Dudley, 18, of Lawrence is one of only five candidates who could be named National Youth of the Year by the Boys and Girls Club of America and earn a $50,000 scholarship. In September, she will visit the White House and meet President Obama.
It’s time to review the review that cost Geubelle title
June 9, 2012
Sometimes it takes a controversy that taints an outcome and creates a suspicion that seedy gamesmanship has been rewarded at the expense of good sportsmanship for a rule to get changed in sports. The time has come for the NCAA to change a track and field rule and call it the Andrea Geubelle Amendment.
KU jumper wins — then loses — NCAA title; KU women fourth
June 9, 2012
The thrill of victory, painted all over her face with an All-American smile, never felt better for Kansas University junior triple jumper Andrea Geubelle than when she and everyone else in Drake Stadium thought she had won an NCAA Outdoor championship Saturday in the triple jump. An endless stream of tears streaming down that same face made it clear that the agony of having that title taken away when an appeal by a coach from another school was upheld after completion of the event gave her a worse feeling than she ever had experienced.
Multiple emergency units respond to a grass fire on Highway 40
June 9, 2012
Multiple emergency units responded to an out-of-control grass fire on Highway 40 southwest of Lecompton at about 2:45 p.m.. Emergency workers said the fire was growing in intensity and requested that all units available go to the site. The amount of damage has not been determined.
Statehouse Live: Party officials scramble to find candidates for new districts
June 9, 2012
A Republican Party official said Saturday it was like “open field running.” A Democratic Party official said she expected to be on the telephone and on the road all weekend. Welcome to Kansas politics after redistricting.
Election is beginning of end for unions
June 9, 2012 in print edition on A6
Tuesday, June 5, 2012, will be remembered as the beginning of the long decline of the public-sector union. It will follow, and parallel, the shrinking of private-sector unions, now down to less than 7 percent of American workers. The abject failure of the unions to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — the first such failure in U.S. history — marks the Icarus moment of government-union power. Wax wings melted, there’s nowhere to go but down.
Truck accident victim listed in serious condition
June 9, 2012
David L. Guenther, a 59-year-old rural Lawrence man, was listed in serious condition Friday evening at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., a hospital spokeswoman said. Guenther was injured Wednesday in a collision of two semitrailers south of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 59 near County Road 458.
Man arrested for attempted purse theft
June 9, 2012
Lawrence police arrested a man for attempted robbery Friday evening after he was accused of trying to steal a woman’s purse in an apartment building at the 1800 block of West 26th Street.
Reading of ‘Candle for Freddy’ Sunday
June 9, 2012
EMU Theatre is performing a staged reading of “A Candle for Freddy” today at 3 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library’s auditorium, 707 Vt.
25 years ago: Linwood High School to close over parent protests
June 9, 2012
The issue of closing Linwood High proved to be a very emotional one.
40 years ago: Governor encourages Girls’ Staters to participate in government
June 9, 2012
Women are a valued part of the process of government, said Docking.
Raiders win pair
June 9, 2012
The Lawrence Raiders American Legion baseball team recorded a pair of shutout victories Friday in the Mid-America Tournament.
Report: Kevin Pritchard to be Pacers’ GM
June 9, 2012
Former Kansas University basketball guard Kevin Pritchard will likely become general manager of the Indiana Pacers, according to Yahoo!Sports.
Three KU baseball signees drafted
June 9, 2012
Three Kansas University baseball signees were drafted this week by major-league organizations in the first-year player draft.
Punchless Pirates slip past Royals
June 9, 2012
Rod Barajas went to his “dance moves.” Pedro Alvarez deftly waited out the perfect moment to take off in a sprint. Both scored on plays that should have been outs. Talk about a lift for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who rank last in the majors in runs but just keep winning anyway.
T-Rob’s stature growing
Bill Self laughs off big man’s combine shrinkage
June 9, 2012
Thomas Robinson, who was listed as a 6-foot-10 power forward his junior season at Kansas University, shrunk just a bit at this week’s NBA Combine in Chicago. “I saw Thomas measured 6-83⁄4 (in shoes), which is good. I was hoping anything 6-8 (or taller),” KU coach Bill Self said with a smile at Friday’s Otto Schnellbacher Classic at Firekeeper Golf Course.
Disappointed Diamond: Dixon 3rd in 400; women in 5th
June 9, 2012
The night before the 400 finals, Diamond Dixon picked up the notepad in her hotel room and started writing notes to herself.
Behind the Lens: Circling your subjects can lead to better photos
June 9, 2012
When I offer instruction to people on how to take better photographs, I usually lean on my list of 10 or so visual devices.
State seeks to control women’s health
June 9, 2012
I grew up going to church. My father was a pastor and still preaches in the church, and I love listening to him give a sermon.
‘Shark Attack’ spoof has no teeth
June 9, 2012
You would think that “Jersey Shore Shark Attack” (8 p.m.) would make a natural addition to Syfy’s Saturday night shocker franchise. Sadly, not even the deliriously low standards of this showcase can save this spoof.
100 years ago: Residences on south end of Mass Street to get water mains, fire hydrants
June 9, 2012
“The Chambers fire called attention to the need of fire protection in this section of the city.”
Horoscope for June 9
June 9, 2012
For Saturday, June 9: This year you often feel tense. Learn to relax more during this special year, and say “no” to taking on more obligations. If you are single, you will be noticed. If you are attached, be sensitive to your communication style.