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Royals beam past Mets
August 4, 2013
Things are going so well for the Kansas City Royals these days they have even figured out how to turn the sun in their favor. And on the road.
Self to go into Oklahoma Hall today
August 4, 2013
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self will be inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame tonight at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. By Gary Bedore
Gary Woodland claims his second PGA Tour victory
August 4, 2013
The momentum slipping away in the Reno-Tahoe Open, Gary Woodland escaped trouble in a hurry on the par-4 14th hole.
Quote, unquote: A look at some of the top quotes of the Bill Self era
August 4, 2013
For our final installment in this year’s summer series that looked back the best players and most memorable moments of the first decade of the Bill Self era in Kansas basketball, we dug through scores of stories and racked our brains to come up with a few of our favorite quotes from the past 10 years.
Lawrence resident celebrates 106th birthday, says ‘It feels good’
August 4, 2013
Dozens of friends and family members streamed into the main dining room at Pioneer Ridge Health Care on Sunday afternoon to celebrate Edna Zillner’s birthday. They snacked on cookies and tea and took turns visiting with Zillner, who turned 106 on Saturday. By Nikki Wentling
Two sent to hospital after early-morning motorcycle accident in Bonner Springs
August 4, 2013
A Lansing man and a woman were injured in a motorcycle accident early Sunday morning in Bonner Springs, according to the Kansas Turnpike Authority.
Abandoned vehicle found in construction site on US 56 Highway
August 4, 2013
A wrecked vehicle was discovered this morning past construction barricades west of Baldwin City on US 56 Highway.
Opinion: Author interview represents new low
August 4, 2013 in print edition on A9
No it was not the most excruciating thing ever seen on television. We’ve seen worse. We’ve seen Roseanne singing the national anthem, Magic Johnson hosting a talk show and Paris Hilton, existing. But if it’s not number one on that list of god-awful TV, author Reza Aslan’s recent interview with Lauren Green of Fox “News” is surely in the top 10.
25 years ago: Neighborhood group nominates East Lawrence house for historic designation
August 4, 2013
State officials pointed out that it had been the committee, not the owner, who had nominated the house at 1106 Rhode Island.
40 years ago: Workers laying cable to Vinland for ‘modern telephone service’
August 4, 2013
The new system would “do away with the ‘number please’ operators that had relayed Vinland’s phone calls for years.”
Letter: Downtown nostalgia
August 4, 2013
Thursday was a nice day to be outside working in the garden … cool, breezy, the sky a perfect blue.
Area talent bands together to make miniseries
August 4, 2013
Recent Free State High School graduate Grace X. Oliver has spent her summer writing, planning, casting, filming and editing her own TV miniseries — with no budget.
Behind the Lens: Focusing on fast-moving subjects
August 4, 2013
Learning to use auto-focus lock can lead to more control over your point of focus and provide more creative framing techniques.
Lawrence Opera Theatre announces upcoming performances
August 4, 2013
“Tales of Love, Forgiveness and Redemption” is the theme for Lawrence Opera Theatre’s fourth annual season, taking place this month in Lawrence. Four performances are planned Aug. 15 through Aug. 18.
Horoscopes for Aug. 4
August 4, 2013
For Sunday, Aug. 4 This year vibrancy surrounds you, and you seem to embrace it. Others recognize your presence and your keen perspectives. If you are single, life could become very exciting, as a foreigner or someone quite different could enter the picture. If you are attached, a trip could change your relationship for the better.
100 years ago: Lawrence minister starts new pulpit fashion
August 4, 2013
Rev. Smith appeared in the pulpit dressed in a plain white linen suit, an innovation in Lawrence.
Editorial: More maneuvers
Creating a dual voter registration system may be the Kansas secretary of state’s worst idea so far.
August 4, 2013
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has come up with yet another strategy in his ongoing effort to circumvent the spirit, if not the precise legal provisions, of federal voting laws.
Jefferson County resident writes book detailing the history of her farm
August 4, 2013
Joy Lominska didn’t grow up in Kansas. She wasn’t raised in the home where she lives now. And Otto and Augusta Bruchmiller, who built the home and founded the farm, are not her ancestors. Though Lominska is just the latest in a long line of residents of her property, she sought to tell the story of the original owners and their farm in southern Jefferson County. And in the process, she has come to feel like she knows them personally. By Nikki Wentling
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
August 4, 2013
City construction projects are now mapped at lawks.us/construction-map.
Police break string of high-dollar burglaries, continue to investigate
August 4, 2013
The Lawrence Police Department says it has solved at least 20 burglary cases, arresting three people suspected in a string of meth-fueled burglaries and thefts dating back to the beginning of the year. The arrests last week came after a three-month investigation by two patrol officers. One of the officers broke the case while responding to an otherwise unremarkable domestic disturbance, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman. By Ian Cummings
Original art everywhere: Businesses act as ‘gateway galleries’ for many artists
August 4, 2013
Dozens of Lawrence businesses — from coffee shops to restaurants to salons and even dentist offices — are taking advantage of symbiotic relationships with local artists.
KU geologists drill down for deeper understanding of Ogallala Aquifer
August 4, 2013
Geologist Greg Ludvigson and a team from the Kansas Geological Survey are two years into a project to drill core samples of sediment from central and western campus. Their aim is to get a more precise understanding of how the Ogallala and other underground water systems work. Their work has already produced new understanding of the connections among local water systems.
Opinion: Violent acts hard to explain
August 4, 2013 in print edition on A9
The news has provided much to astonish us recently. From the murder of four people in Ottawa, including an 18-month-old baby, to the Boston Marathon bombing, along with numerous other prodigal acts of violence. Rational, conventional people search for explanations, but these stories defy understanding. We’re forced to summon words such as “senseless” or “evil” to deal with them. The culprits often don’t seem surprised to get caught or to be all that troubled by the prospect of a long sojourn in prison. They’re like creatures from another planet, alien to our common-sense, rule bound existence. What makes such people tick?
New art exhibitions explore Dust Bowl and lessons learned from it
August 4, 2013
Two interrelated exhibitions at the Spencer Museum of Art explore the Dust Bowl of the 1930s and the relevance of its lessons for today’s farmers, environmentalists, artists and scientists. “Conversation XV: Dust” and “1 Kansas Farmer” were scheduled to open Saturday at the museum. They will be on view until Dec. 15.
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: 100 years of license plates
August 4, 2013
This year is the 100th anniversary of the state of Kansas issuing license plates. Rural Baldwin City resident Tom Allen and his fellow collectors figure the centennial is a good opportunity to demonstrate that collecting license plates can be about more than accumulating flat pieces of tin. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence woman with disability becomes advocate for people like herself
August 4, 2013
Stacy Tucker decided she’d had enough. She was tired of the awkward stares and giggles, of having people tell her what she couldn’t do, of being treated as less than human. The fight the 35-year-old Lawrence woman has entered into isn’t glamorous. There’s no certainty it will make a difference. But it’s everything to her. By Giles Bruce