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Archive for Sunday, August 11, 2013

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12:00 a.m.
Martha Sutton, wife of Floyd Sutton, sits among a few of her husbands extensive collection of antique record players now on exhibit in Blue Rapids as "Fib's Collection of Record Proportions: 94 Years in the Making." Floyd died earlier this year. Collection of antique record players, ‘94 years in the making,’ on display in Blue Rapids
August 11, 2013
The collection looks something like an expensive department store from an earlier century, dropped into our world through a time warp: finely-polished cabinet Gramophones, hand-cranked contraptions that play songs on wax cylinders, phonographs with giant multi-colored horns, player harmonicas, pianolas, harpanolas, and pianoharps. There are hundreds more. It is “Fib’s Collection of Record Proportions: 94 Years in the Making.” By Ian Cummings
6:00 a.m.
Family doctor Sherri Vaughn is approaching her 15th year of practicing in Lawrence. Like many communities across the country, Lawrence is facing a shortage of primary care providers. Vaughn helps recruit primary care physicians for Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Community tries to recruit more primary care providers
August 11, 2013
While primary care may not be thought of as glamorous or sexy, it’s one of the most critical parts of the medical system, preventing illnesses before they become acute and nudging people in the direction of healthy lifestyle choices. But Lawrence, like many communities across the country, faces a shortage of primary care providers, a problem that could be worsened if, as expected, the Affordable Care Act adds millions more people to the health-insurance rolls. By Giles Bruce
5:40 p.m.
Willow Springs School, 1959-1960. Pictured are: (Back Row Left) Mrs. Doris Pratt, teacher, Marshall Urich, Stanley Flory, Virgil Newell, Allen Flory, Carl Flory, Howard Flory, Sharon (Russel) Dwyer, Janet (Churchbaugh) Grant, Wanda (Herschell) Gaggero. (Front Row Left) Connie (Churchbaugh) Hey, Paul Jamison, Annette (Ulrich) Bennett, Bob Russell, Calvin Wrightsman, Mike Flory, Norman Beeghley, Joyce (Flory) Hawkins, Wanda (Flory) Rinehart, Marian (Beeghley) Fife, Murray Flory, Marjorie Brohammer, Charles Beeghley. Photos provided by Mike Flory Lawhorn’s Lawrence: When a small classroom produces big lessons
August 11, 2013
At the old one-room Willow Spring Schoolhouse, ther may have just been one classroom to learn in, but there were lessons being taught everywhere, whether it was a teacher’s sportsmanship on the softball field, a nature lesson in an outhouse or an exercise in the human spirit when an older student would come over to help a younger one. On Saturday, a reunion will celebrate memories of the school. By Chad Lawhorn

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Royals win another series; Shields gets rare home W
August 11, 2013
James Shields picked up his first home win in more than three months and the Kansas City Royals have won seven consecutive series for the first time in 22 years. Shields pitched seven strong innings, Alex Gordon homered and the Kansas City Royals beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Sunday.
Bowen, KU football assistants adjust roles to maximize new defense
August 11, 2013
Kansas University’s football team will have a new look on the field and on the sideline this fall. In addition to having more defensive backs on the field in order to match the fast-paced offenses in the Big 12, linebackers coach Clint Bowen will play a bigger part in coordinating the defense. By Matt Tait
Opinion: Former KU golfer Woodland shows glimpses of greatness
August 11, 2013
Gary Woodland is to golf what the young bonus baby with the 100 mph fastball, sharp curve and still-a-work-in-progress command of the strike zone is to baseball. When he’s good, he’s great. The gallery at Oak Hill caught a glimpse of his greatness Sunday during the final round of the PGA Championship. Column by Tom Keegan
KU staying in soon-to-be-renewed Champions Classic
August 11, 2013
It looks as if the popular early-season Champions Classic — a one-day, one-site doubleheader matching college basketball powerhouses Kansas University, Kentucky, Duke and Michigan State in a round-robin format — will be renewed for another three years. By Gary Bedore
Altos, tenors and train conductors
Lawrence opera group provides opportunity for amateur, professional performers
August 11, 2013
The Lawrence Opera Theatre is presenting a series of performances around the theme “Tales of Love, Forgiveness and Redemption” from Thursday through Sunday.
Televison history buffs dig Black Jack Battlefield
August 11, 2013
Black Jack Battlefield, the National Historic Landmark just east of Baldwin City, will be featured on an episode of the National Geographic Channel show “Diggers” on Aug. 14.
Opinion: Post sale offers hope for journalism
August 11, 2013 in print edition on A9
Newspapers have become the bullied school kid of American journalism. Meaning that, as a small child will surrender his lunch money to bigger kids and spend the noon hour watching other people eat, so have newspapers wound up in the ignominious position of surrendering our product — information — to Internet and cable outlets and watching them reap handsome profits from aggregating and re-reporting it while we furlough employees and cut back home delivery. They take our product and kick our butts with it
25 years ago: No Bigfoot or Lizard Man, but Lawrence area once had its own mythical beasts
August 11, 2013
“Nobody’s mentioned the Perry Panther for a long time now.”
40 years ago: Hay-bale collection catches fire four times
August 11, 2013
The stack of hay bales seemed determined to burn.
Lawrence parents favor unusual baby names over the royal ‘George’
August 11, 2013
Unlike the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lawrence parents prefer unusual names. Of the babies born at Lawrence Memorial Hospital this year, only 34 percent shared names with other babies born there this year. The majority, 347, had names exclusive to them.
Editorial: Advance work
Some advance work on a Kansas Court of Appeals appointment could make the process more open and efficient.
August 11, 2013 in print edition on A9
Having a special Kansas legislative committee meet in advance of a Sept. 3 special session called to fix the state’s “Hard 50” sentencing law is a good idea that perhaps could be emulated by the Kansas Senate committee assigned to consider the governor’s upcoming appointment to the Kansas Court of Appeals.
Opinion: Tax reform will be daunting task
August 11, 2013 in print edition on A9
“Colleagues,” said the June 27 letter to 98 U.S. senators, “now it is your turn.” The letter’s authors are Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman and ranking Republican on the tax-writing Finance Committee, respectively. From their combined 71 years on Capitol Hill they know that their colleagues will tiptoe gingerly, if at all, onto the hazardous terrain of tax reform.     
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: When a small classroom produces big lessons
August 11, 2013
At the old one-room Willow Spring Schoolhouse, ther may have just been one classroom to learn in, but there were lessons being taught everywhere, whether it was a teacher’s sportsmanship on the softball field, a nature lesson in an outhouse or an exercise in the human spirit when an older student would come over to help a younger one. On Saturday, a reunion will celebrate memories of the school. By Chad Lawhorn
Collection of antique record players, ‘94 years in the making,’ on display in Blue Rapids
August 11, 2013
The collection looks something like an expensive department store from an earlier century, dropped into our world through a time warp: finely-polished cabinet Gramophones, hand-cranked contraptions that play songs on wax cylinders, phonographs with giant multi-colored horns, player harmonicas, pianolas, harpanolas, and pianoharps. There are hundreds more. It is “Fib’s Collection of Record Proportions: 94 Years in the Making.” By Ian Cummings
Enrollment now open for fall classes at Arts Center
August 11, 2013
Enrollment is now open for the Lawrence Arts Center’s fall classes, with an array of offerings designed for 2-year-olds through adults. Classes include visual arts in many mediums, writing, theater, dance and more.
Horoscopes for Aug. 11
August 11, 2013
For Sunday, Aug. 11 This year you communicate more easily with others. You will network and easily promote your cause, whatever it might be. If you are single, you will meet several very interesting potential suitors. If you are attached, the two of you will want more private time with each other.
School board set to pass $148.8 million budget
August 11, 2013
The Lawrence school board is scheduled to vote on its proposed budget for the 2013-2014 school year following a public hearing at 7 p.m. Monday. The board will also review several items related to bond-funded construction projects. By Peter Hancock
Community tries to recruit more primary care providers
August 11, 2013
While primary care may not be thought of as glamorous or sexy, it’s one of the most critical parts of the medical system, preventing illnesses before they become acute and nudging people in the direction of healthy lifestyle choices. But Lawrence, like many communities across the country, faces a shortage of primary care providers, a problem that could be worsened if, as expected, the Affordable Care Act adds millions more people to the health-insurance rolls. By Giles Bruce
Rock on: Area air guitar players aim to entertain
August 11, 2013
If there’s one thing that doesn’t belong in a winning air guitar routine, it’s shame.
Roadwork: Construction planned this week
August 11, 2013
City construction projects are now mapped at lawks.us/construction-map.
100 years ago: Young man killed by gunfire after North Lawrence beer party
August 11, 2013
“The Grim Reaper had been there, uninvited and unexpected he played his part.”