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Fielder powers Tigers past K.C.
August 15, 2013
Prince Fielder went three weeks without a homer, and the Detroit Tigers kept right on rolling. Now that drought’s over — and Fielder’s team is sitting pretty in the AL Central. Fielder’s two-run shot in the first inning Thursday night sent the Tigers to a 4-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Andy Dirks added four hits for Detroit, which leads second-place Cleveland by 6 1/2 games in the division.
Johnson signs one-year deal to play with team in Poland
August 15, 2013
Former Kansas University basketball combo guard Elijah Johnson has signed a one-year contract with Anwil Wloclawek, a professional team based in Wloclawek, Poland.
Taylor Cox puts red-shirt on back burner
August 15, 2013
Running back Taylor Cox knows that getting carries in the crowded Kansas University backfield figures to be a difficult task this season. But, at least for now, the senior from Mill Creek, Wash., would rather compete with all he’s got than give in to the idea of red-shirting the upcoming season.
Firebirds’ Buckingham concentrates on long snapping
August 15, 2013
That guy over there, off to the side of the Free State High football field, bent over by himself and snapping an imaginary football — don’t worry about him. His name is Reid Buckingham, and that’s just one of the umpteen long-snapping drills he goes through obsessively, all in the hope of perfecting his craft and scoring an NCAA Division I football scholarship.
Chiefs’ Smith to face ex-teammates
August 15, 2013
Alex Smith treads carefully when subject of the San Francisco 49ers is broached. He politely talks about the positive days he spent with them, and then seems to usher along the conversation whenever their divorce is brought up.
Missouri adds ex-Jayhawk Tania Jackson
August 15, 2013
Former Kansas University women’s basketball forward Tania Jackson has been added to the Missouri women’s basketball roster, MU announced Thursday.
KU homecoming parade downtown will herald a zombie invasion
August 15, 2013
This year’s KU homecoming parade will proceed down Massachusetts Street, just one hour before the seventh annual Lawrence Zombie Walk. But if you are expecting an apocalypse, with angry, brain-eating zombies attacking the innocent parade-goers, it’s time to update your zombie stereotypes. By Ben Unglesbee
Teacher evaluations threaten state’s No Child Left Behind waiver
August 15, 2013
Federal education official are warning Kansas that its No Child Left Behind waiver is in jeopardy because the state is not yet using student test scores as part of teacher evaluations. But state officials insist they are on track to meet that requirement by next year. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence man injured in home invasion, robbed at gunpoint
August 15, 2013
Lawrence police are investigating a home invasion in Lawrence after a man reported two males forced their way into his apartment with a gun and robbed him.
Former KU football player Omigie charged with aggravated robbery
August 15, 2013
Chris Omigie, a former Kansas University football player, appeared in Douglas County District Court today charged with aggravated robbery in connection with a May incident in southwest Lawrence.
Hung jury in trial of Lawrence man in sexual assault case
August 15, 2013
The trial of a 32-year-old Lawrence man accused of sexually assaulting a woman last August in Lawrence has ended in a hung jury. By Ian Cummings
Watkins Museum of History set to open new $300K exhibit as part of Quantrill’s Raid commemoration
August 15, 2013
A new $300,000 permanent exhibit at the Watkins Museum of History, which will be unveiled to the public on Saturday, highlights Quantrill’s Raid survival stories both small and large. By Chad Lawhorn
Regents say restoring cuts, new health education building at KU Med are top priorities
August 15, 2013
The Kansas Board of Regents today said its top priorities would be restoring public universities’ funds cut by the Legislature and pushing again for help from the state to build a $75 million health education building at the Kansas University Medical Center. By Scott Rothschild
CVS stores dropping ID requirement for nail polish remover
August 15, 2013
CVS Pharmacy stores in most states, including Kansas, are dropping a rule that required customers to show ID when buying nail polish remove and some other products.
Style Scout: Tanner Marroquin
August 15, 2013
What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? Free cheesecake!
25 years ago: Owner protests nomination of East Lawrence house to historic register
August 15, 2013
The building had been nominated by a neighborhood group called the Rhode Island Street Preservation Committee.
40 years ago: Electrical line crews strike for higher wages
August 15, 2013
Workers were currently averaging $4.25 an hour.
Style Scout: Raven Oceana Harris-Keim
August 15, 2013
Fashion trends you love: Leather jackets and frilly dresses. I also like dresses with boots as opposed to high heels.
Off the Beaten Plate: Cookie Monster Ice Cream at Sylas and Maddy’s
August 15, 2013
“OK little cookie (ice cream). It been nice getting to know you. Buh-bye!” What’s bright blue and always full of cookies? A certain hungry, lovable Muppet and his namesake ice cream flavor at Sylas and Maddy’s: Cookie Monster. This colorful ice cream is full of Oreos, sugar cookies, M&M and chocolate chip cookie pieces. (Just because it’s blue doesn’t mean it’s only for kids, right?) By Sara Shepherd
Editorial: Gun study
The Kansas Board of Regents should join other government entities in seeking reconsideration of a new law that will allow concealed guns in most public buildings.
August 15, 2013 in print edition on A11
It’s difficult to discern what the Kansas Board of Regents hopes to accomplish with its “in-study depth” of how the new state law allowing concealed carry of handguns will affect higher education institutions.
Garden Calendar: Crapemyrtle adds punch to gardens in late summer
August 15, 2013
Creamy red, brilliant magenta and peachy coral blossoms are basking in the late summer sun atop the vertical stems of crapemyrtles in many gardens around the area. By Jennifer Smith
Opinion: Obama oversteps presidential power
August 15, 2013 in print edition on A11
Barack Obama’s increasingly grandiose claims for presidential power are inversely proportional to his shriveling presidency. Desperation fuels arrogance as, barely 200 days into the 1,462 days of his second term, his pantry of excuses for failure is bare, his domestic agenda is nonexistent and his foreign policy of empty rhetorical deadlines and redlines is floundering. And at last week’s news conference he offered inconvenience as a justification for illegality.
Letter: Tough label
August 15, 2013 in print edition on A11
It’s not easy being a Republican these days.  In the Congress, Speaker Boehner has made clear that Obama’s final three years will be just like those we’ve endured since the tea party triumph of 2010, with the GOP interested only in obstruction. Senate Republicans will try to follow suit. In other words, the responsibility of the Congress to govern will continue to go unfulfilled.
Opinion: War on drugs is war on justice
August 15, 2013 in print edition on A11
It’s been a war on justice, an assault on equal protection under the law. And a war on families, removing millions of fathers from millions of homes.
100 years ago: Eudora raid: Sheriff discovers plenty of beer, but no people
August 15, 2013
“If they had thought to bring along the cheese and crackers, et al., they might have had a nice little party right there….”
Horoscopes for Aug. 15
August 15, 2013
For Thursday, Aug. 15 You might be most comfortable this year with a strong sense of direction involving your personal life. You could discover a need for a sudden move or change. If you are single, you might be shocked at how fast someone makes your abode his or her home. If you are attached, the two of you will fulfill a goal and a longtime dream if you team up together.