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Archive for Saturday, June 30, 2012

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We’ll adapt?
June 30, 2012
Evidence of global warming and climate change in Kansas and surrounding states was documented in several recent Journal-World articles. Temperatures reached 109 to 115 degrees in parts of western Kansas while wildfires blazed over farmland in central, north-central, and northwestern Kansas. Colorado wildfires have raged out of control and forced evacuations of many homes, and over 1,000 record temperatures were set in a single week. Rather impressive for this early in the year, and the current weather system shows no sign of rapid improvement.
County commission to hold special meeting to discuss fireworks ban
June 30, 2012
The Douglas County Commission will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. Sunday to discuss the possibility of imposing a fireworks ban on county property.
Appeals court ruling affects child custody decisions
June 30, 2012
A Kansas Court of Appeals panel ruled Friday that district courts must conduct an evidentiary hearing when making child custody decisions if a parent disputes facts listed in a recommendation by a court-appointed case manager.
40 years ago: On the Street, 1972-style: Lawrencians respond on death penalty
June 30, 2012
Most residents questioned admitted a distaste for legalized execution.
100 years ago: Baseball, band concerts, and boiling water
June 30, 2012
“Lawrence baseball fans who love the sport should dig up their thin dimes.”
25 years ago: Tomorrow’s new laws to affect drinkers, smokers, drug dealers
June 30, 2012
Several new state laws were poised to take effect tomorrow.
Around and About for June 30, 2012
June 30, 2012
Southwestern College in Winfield has announced its Dean’s Honor Roll for the spring 2012 semester.
Break from triple-digit heat may come next week
June 30, 2012
Farmers are sweating over the excessive heat plaguing Kansas, but the National Weather Service is predicting cooler temperatures for the next week.
Mendoza shines in Royals’ 4-3 win over Twins
June 30, 2012
The first and second time through the batting order hasn’t been a problem for Luis Mendoza. It’s that third trip through that has given him trouble.
Alive and kicking: Cast of colorful characters passionate about Kaw Valley Kickball League
June 30, 2012
Lawrence’s Kaw Valley Kickball League is a land of epic battles, underdog victories, bold fashion and fairy-tale love stories.
Behind the Lens: Vertical photos endangered, but still ideal for certain shots
June 30, 2012
OK, I’ll admit it. I’m vertically challenged.
Roberts finesses health care decision
June 30, 2012 in print edition on A6
It’s the judiciary’s Nixon-to-China: Chief Justice John Roberts joins the liberal wing of the Supreme Court and upholds the constitutionality of Obamacare. How? By pulling off one of the great constitutional finesses of all time. He managed to uphold the central conservative argument against Obamacare, while at the same time finding a narrow definitional dodge to uphold the law — and thus prevented the court from being seen as having overturned, presumably on political grounds, the signature legislation of this administration.
Lifetime movie strains credibility
June 30, 2012
Lifetime returns to its “woman in peril” formula with the over-the-top drama “Fugitive at 17” (7 p.m. Saturday). Marie Avgeropoulos (“50/50”) plays spunky teenage hacker Holly Hamilton. She’s pert, pretty and can cobble together a super-laptop from spare parts and hack into any institution’s mainframe. It’s just too bad that her pal, Blake (Cindel Chartrand), drags her to an illegal rave. On a school night, no less.
Horoscope for June 30
June 30, 2012
For Saturday, June 30: This year you fit in a substantial amount of time for enjoying loved ones and friends. You could be friskier than you have been in the past; however, you will need to juggle this wildness with your daily life. If you are single, try not to put a potential sweetie on a pedestal — your vision of this person is not realistic. If you are attached, both of you exude a combination of mischief and fun.