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Chiefs’ secondary wants to be second to none
August 6, 2013
There were four players in the NFL last season who made at least seven interceptions. Then there was the Kansas City Chiefs. They picked off seven, too. It took dozens of lousy plays over the course of the season for the Chiefs to have one of the worst years in franchise history. But their inability to cause turnovers, particularly in the secondary, was somewhere near the root of their problems.
Juco All-American signs with KU men’s golf
August 6, 2013
First-team junior college All-American Ben Welle has signed to play golf at Kansas University, KU coach Jamie Bermel announced Tuesday.
Big 12 volleyball honors KU trio
August 6, 2013
Three Kansas University volleyball players earned spots on the Big 12 Preseason Team, the conference announced Tuesday.
Twins flip rout on KC, 7-0
August 6, 2013
James Shields was battered by the Twins over six shaky innings Tuesday night while Andrew Albers shut down the hot-hitting Royals in his big league debut, leading Minnesota to a 7-0 win over Kansas City and defying just about anybody who dared set odds on the game.
Rising star Perry Ellis, KU freshmen turn heads at adidas camp
August 6, 2013
Kansas University sophomore Perry Ellis and freshmen Wayne Selden and Joel Embiid served as counselors and played games at last week’s adidas Nations camp in Los Angeles, where the trio received positive reviews from media in attendance. By Jesse Newell
City asked to consider building permit change to boost solar energy projects in Lawrence
August 6, 2013
Hundreds of Douglas County homes a year may have a new incentive to add solar panels to their roofs under a plan crafted by a local solar panel company and an area bank. By Chad Lawhorn
Million-dollar meth seizure just one example of drug war in Douglas County
August 6, 2013
When police announced the seizure of $1 million worth of methamphetamine in Douglas County earlier this week, the case was remarkable because of the unusual size of the bust. But large amounts of cash, drugs, and guns previously have been seized from homes in Lawrence. Court documents show that authorities here have seized about $70,000 in cash, as well as 10 guns, over the past year. By Ian Cummings
Heightened river levels signify potential end to drought
August 6, 2013
Judging by the Kansas River, you would have to say the drought is over in the Lawrence area. The Kansas River at Lawrence has been discharging at more than 20,000 cubic feet per second since Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, though it dipped under that number Tuesday afternoon. By Giles Bruce
County to reconsider private roads
August 6, 2013
Douglas County commissioners will be asked Wednesday to resolve confusion about a private road that a previous commission authorized 15 years ago. The commission meets at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the County Courthouse. By Peter Hancock
Two hurt in home invasion; police seeking suspects
August 6, 2013
Two people were injured in a home invasion this afternoon when intruders with guns forced their way into a Lawrence residence, according to police. By Ian Cummings
Brownback, Schmidt, law enforcement team up to call for quick fix to ‘Hard 50’ law
August 6, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback, Attorney General Derek Schmidt and numerous law enforcement representatives on Tuesday said quick passage of legislation to fix the state’s “Hard 50” prison sentence was needed to protect the public. By Scott Rothschild
Regulator says transmission is key to renewable energy in Kansas
August 6, 2013
Philip Moeller, one of five members on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, was in Lawrence this week to meet with state leaders and industry officials about improving regional electric transmission systems. Moeller and State Rep. Tom Sloan say states need to work together to build systems that move wind energy from western Kansas to major urban centers. By Peter Hancock
Sandbar Block Party to celebrate anniversary, new sub shop
August 6, 2013
The fifth annual Sandbar Block Party will celebrate the beach-themed bar’s 24th anniversary and the opening of the new Sandbar Sub Shop location at 745 New Hampshire St. Lawrence-formed indie band Cowboy Indian Bear will perform before the Grammy-nominated The Fabulous Thunderbirds, a Texas-based, blues-rock group formed in 1974. By Nikki Wentling
Jefferson County man charged with sex crime involving juvenile
August 6, 2013
A 70-year-old Jefferson County man has been charged with aggravated indecent liberties with a child. The man is from the Grantville area and was arrested on July 31, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
Third trial set for November in Valley Falls attempted murder case
August 6, 2013
A third trial will be held in an attempted murder case against a 62-year-old Valley Falls man after two previous trials ended in a mistrial and a hung jury. By Ian Cummings
25 years ago: Disappointed tenants vacate riverfront buildings
August 6, 2013
Tenants were to leave the buildings by Sept. 1 so that work could begin on the new shopping mall.
40 years ago: River search continues after tragic drownings
August 6, 2013
It was a sad Monday morning in Lawrence.
Letter: False image
August 6, 2013 in print edition on A8
On Aug. 1, the NBC Evening News reported a story on the sentencing of Ariel Castro. Mr. Castro is the person who held the three women hostage for ten years in Cleveland. Brian Williams opened his newscast with the Mr. Castro’s sentencing hearing and stated that Castro was “arguably the face of mental illness, a man described as a monster.”
Editorial: Winners, losers
August 6, 2013 in print edition on A8
No matter how magnanimous states make it sound, spending money on lottery tickets still is mostly a losing proposition.
Opinion: Palestinians will stymie peace
August 6, 2013 in print edition on A8
Egypt is in turmoil again. Syria is embroiled in civil war. Iran continues building a nuclear device. Militants in Iraq have killed more than 4,000 people so far this year, more than 800 of them in July alone, according to the aptly named Iraq Body Count (www.iraqbodycount.org). And what is Secretary of State John Kerry’s focus? It is the never-ending Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Opinion: Uruguay marijuana law could backfire
August 6, 2013 in print edition on A8
Uruguay’s government-proposed marijuana legalization drive has been described as the world’s boldest, and could help reduce drug-related crime, but a conversation I had this week with former Uruguayan President Julio Maria Sanguinetti left me wondering whether it won’t backfire.
Horoscopes for Aug. 6
August 6, 2013
For Tuesday, Aug. 6 This year you open up to many new possibilities. If you are single, you’ll want to get to know someone better who stimulates your imagination. If you are attached, as a couple, you’ll revise your dreams and goals, as both of you have changed considerably.
Brownback won’t set date for naming court appointee
August 6, 2013
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback promised Monday to move “aggressively” to name a new Kansas Court of Appeals judge but wouldn’t pin down the date, even though a top Democratic legislator has called for the nomination to come this week.
100 years ago: Federal regulations might alter Kansas River bridge plans
August 6, 2013
“The Kaw is rated as a navigable stream and as such the new bridge will have to permit the passage of boats up the river.”
Brain injury support group helps sufferers, caregivers to deal with disconnect
August 6, 2013
The Lawrence Brain Injury Support Group is for caregivers and sufferers of brain injuries. The group meets once a month and is a way to help people deal with the changes that come with such injuries through talking and connecting with others in similar situations.