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Royals’ skid hits 4
June 10, 2012
Through the first five innings on Sunday, the Kansas City Royals couldn’t get a hit. During the final four innings, they just couldn’t get a hit when it mattered.
Raiders suffer Prodigious loss, 9-1
June 10, 2012
The Lawrence Raiders American Legion baseball team lost to KC Prodigy, 9-1 in five innings during the semifinals of the Mid-America Tournament on Sunday at Avila University.
Writer laments today’s horses
June 10, 2012
The drought of Triple Crown winners that reached 34 years when I’ll Have Another scratched Friday from Saturday’s Belmont Stakes and retired because of a tendon injury, has nothing to do with either bad luck or mysterious curses.
Evan Manning returns to camp
June 10, 2012
Evan Manning sat at a table with fellow Kansas University freshmen Zach Peters and Tyler Self for 21⁄2 hours Sunday afternoon in Booth Family Hall of Athletics, fulfilling his first official obligation as a Jayhawk basketball player.
Twin triumphs: Boulder residents sweep pro titles
June 10, 2012
Prior to Sunday, Clayton Fettell had never experienced Ironman 70.3 Kansas. But the Australia native and Boulder, Colo., resident might as well call Lawrence his third home after crossing the faux yellow-brick road at the finish line first at Clinton State Park.
Ironman 70.3 Kansas results
June 10, 2012
Here are the top finishers from the Ironman 70.3 Kansas.
Pump Patrol
June 10, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.34 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call 832-7154.
Man, 41, drowns at Kanopolis Reservoir
June 10, 2012
A 41-year-old Lyons man has drowned at a central Kansas lake.
Museum to host Flag Day celebration
June 10, 2012
The Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum is hosting a Flag Day celebration and fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday at the museum, in Bloomington Park on the west side of Clinton Lake.
Teen’s piano concert to benefit food pantry
June 10, 2012
Eudora High School student Mason Kelso will present a piano concert at 2 p.m. Saturday to benefit a food pantry in Eudora.
Residents need help with outdoor tasks
June 10, 2012
Project LIVELY, a program of Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, is in need of some volunteers to help out a couple of its senior clients.
TerriLois Gregory moves to Ottawa
June 10, 2012
A freshman conservative Republican in the Kansas House has moved to another city to run for re-election, avoiding a potential primary contest with another GOP conservative.
West Middle School spring honor roll
June 10, 2012
These students at West Middle School were named to the honor roll for the second semester of the 2011-2012 school year.
Volunteer photographer captures best sides of adoptive animals
June 10, 2012
Pit bull terriers, with their bad-boy reputation, are not always the easiest dogs for the Lawrence Humane Society to find homes for. But Brenda Gadd, a volunteer photographer for the Humane Society, is working hard to change that by showing the sweeter side of pit bulls and all the other pets in the shelter that are hungry for a home.
Home sought for sandrat sculpture
June 10, 2012
A proposal is being considered to install a sandrat sculpture on the north bank of the Kansas River, just east of the Massachusetts Street bridge.
Wheel Genius: Road work this week
June 10, 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.
Lawrence High School honor roll
June 10, 2012
These students at Lawrence High School were named to the honor roll for the second semester of the 2011-2012 school year.
KU intends to raise payout limits
June 10, 2012
Kansas University intends to increase payout caps on its student insurance plans in the coming years, as colleges and universities across the country are trying to figure out how to adjust to new health care regulations, but cautions those plans could change based on court action.
Around and About for June 9, 2012
June 10, 2012
June A. Ramsey, of Lawrence, will celebrate her 95th birthday on June 21. Her family encourages cards to be sent to Ramsey at Presbyterian Manor, 1429 Kasold Drive, Lawrence KS 66049.
Programs aim to plug brain drain
June 10, 2012
On a sunny afternoon, children were inside throwing pieces of felt in the air, gluing abstract cutout shapes to paper and designing nature collages with leaves, branches and twigs. As the group of 5- and 6-year-olds was learning about famous modern artists at the Lawrence Public Library, they also were practicing the skills they had spent the previous nine months acquiring in school.
Voter suppression
June 10, 2012
We should consider ourselves lucky that Gov. Brownback didn’t cause Secretary of State Kobach to do as Florida Gov. Rick Scott is doing.
Voters looking for ‘a driving dream
Politics isn’t only position papers and tax policies, vows to propose this or to veto that. There is also a bit of silvery stardust to it.
June 10, 2012
A lot of high-priced consultants are gathering quietly now, plotting how to retain control of the government or to capture Washington. At great cost per hour, they are poring over data, consulting poll findings, weighing demographic and geographic considerations, drawing up scenarios for how Barack Obama should portray his handling of foreign affairs and whom Mitt Romney should select for his running mate.
Water Woes
Planning by two Lawrence water customers to seek new water sources may be driven primarily by political differences.
June 10, 2012
The city of Lawrence provides a reliable source of good water and, situated between the Kansas River and Clinton Lake, it is primed to do so for generations to come.
Douglas County under severe thunderstorm watch
June 10, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a severe storm watch for Douglas County until 11 p.m. Franklin and Shawnee counties are also included in the watch.
Offbeat Occupations: Munchers baker owns the night
June 10, 2012
It’s the drunks who come at night. They stagger in bleary-eyed, fix their gaze on the wood display case and cast a slurred order at the person behind the counter. The person behind the counter is often Mike Tennyson, owner of Munchers Bakery, 925 Iowa.
Sometimes, believing can be seeing
June 10, 2012 in print edition on A7
Chyanna Richards saw Jesus in her bathroom. A few days ago, Richards, who lives near Houston, told a local TV news station she saw the image of Christ in a splotch of green mold on the wall above her tub. “People say, ‘Your house is blessed,’?” Richards said.
Journal-World takes prizes at K.C. Press Club awards
June 10, 2012
The Kansas City Press Club, a chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, hosted the 2012 Heart of America Awards Saturday in Kansas City, Mo. The Lawrence Journal-World received first-, second- and third-place finishes in multiple categories.
Cars, crafts highlight Tonganoxie Days
June 10, 2012
Dave Freeman purchased his first car at the age of 13 in 1984.
Ironman 70.3 Kansas on tap today
June 10, 2012
The 2012 Ironman 70.3 Kansas triathlon might lack the overall star power of previous years, but a former champion is set to return for another crack at the Lawrence course.
Underground prescription drugs an ‘epidemic’
Abuse of medicine increasing across Kansas
June 10, 2012
On a daily basis, people in Lawrence engage in an underground economy of selling and buying prescription pain medications, said a Douglas County mother of two.
Kovel’s Antiques: Bride, groom wedding-cake toppers newer than you’d think
June 10, 2012
The bride and groom topper on a contemporary wedding cake often is made of plastic or sugar. But the traditions of wedding-cake toppers and even wedding cakes do not go back very far.
Film festival devoted to dads this week
12:00 a.m., June 10, 2012 Updated 11:38 a.m.
The third annual Fatherhood Film Festival is set for Thursday at Liberty Hall.
How former Jayhawks fared (June 10)
June 10, 2012
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared Saturday in the NBA playoffs.
Pirates rally past Royals
June 10, 2012
The Pittsburgh Pirates made the most of a few lucky bounces and well-placed grounders on Saturday night. That’s all they need to win these days.
Coach likes Firebirds’ looks
Bob Lisher says FSHS football bigger, stronger, faster
June 10, 2012
When Free State High football coach Bob Lisher scanned the field at the Firebirds’ varsity camp this week, he noticed three common characteristics among his returning players. They were bigger. They were stronger. And they were more comfortable on the field.
Stunning order
A stunning redistricting order has set the stage for some profound changes in the Kansas Legislature.
June 10, 2012
Just when many Kansans thought this year’s redistricting drama couldn’t get any more bizarre …
25 years ago: City rejects Oread apartment-complex plans
June 10, 2012
The plan for a three-story 5-plex at 1132 Ohio had been strongly opposed by neighborhood residents.
40 years ago: Dandelion goes wild on compost heap
June 10, 2012
J. R. Walker recently had discovered a huge dandelion growing on the top of his compost pile.
Pump Patrol
12:00 a.m., June 10, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.34 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call 832-7154.
Higher education bubble will pop
June 10, 2012 in print edition on A7
Many parents and the children they send to college are paying rapidly rising prices for something of declining quality. This is because “quality” is not synonymous with “value.”
A cut above: Local author’s novel generates national buzz
‘The Chaperone’ about silent-film actress who popularized bob hairstyle
June 10, 2012
Laura Moriarty’s smash-hit novel of the summer began with some casual browsing at a bookstore.
Writers’ rebellion: Options abound to publish own books
Local authors turn to Internet, ‘indie’ publishing
June 10, 2012
In his new novel, Lawrence resident and writer Frank Lingo (yes, that’s a pen name) reveals a little-known and even embarrassing fact from the history of American women.
‘Wizard of Oz’ starts this week at Arts Center
June 10, 2012
The Summer Youth Theater at the Lawrence Arts Center is off to see the wizard starting this week.
Concert pianist who graduated from KU performing at Sunflower Music Festival
June 10, 2012
Kansas University graduate and concert pianist David Allen Wehr will again be part of the headline acts at the Sunflower Music Festival, which kicked off Friday at White Concert Hall on the Washburn University campus in Topeka.
Local artist wins museum’s Best 2-Dimensional award
June 10, 2012
A Lawrence artist was among top award-winners at the Mulvane Art Museum’s Mountain/Plains Art Fair.
Faith Forum: What are the best biblical lessons about being a good father?
June 10, 2012
Barry Watts and Pieter Willems answer.
Garden Calendar: Lavender farm making purple waves
June 10, 2012
At Washington Creek Lavender, cresting the hill to a field of lavender stems swaying in the breeze feels more like visiting the Mediterranean than a farm in southern Douglas County.
Sunday offerings go from classic to cultish
June 10, 2012
Call me a snob, or an unreconstructed former English major, but some books are better than others. “The Great Gatsby” will be remembered long after the “Twilight” series has been consigned to pulp. And I’d be surprised if the author of the “Twilight” books did not agree.
100 years ago: Playground equipment to be purchased for Lawrence children
June 10, 2012
“An outdoor basketball court is also being planned for the girls.”
Horoscope for June 10
June 10, 2012
For Sunday, June 10: This year you will experience a special or unique friendship. If you are single, this bond could become more. If you are attached, appreciate the special qualities in your sweetie. Given time, that attitude could become more reciprocal.