Archive for Saturday, August 17, 2013

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Royals lose 6-5 to Tigers on Cabrera’s HR in 9th
August 17, 2013
Aaron Crow threw a fastball high and outside, perhaps hoping slugger Miguel Cabrera would let it go by and take the walk. Instead, the reigning Triple Crown winner swung for the fences and cleared one in right with a tiebreaking solo homer in the ninth inning that lifted the Detroit Tigers to a 6-5 win over Kansas City on Saturday night.
District cautions LHS, FSHS athletes about social media
August 17, 2013
The ever-growing scope and popularity of applications such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram finally inspired Lawrence Public Schools to provide some guidelines its coaches can implement this school year when dealing with students’ use of social media. By Benton Smith
NBA rookie McLemore assists at Self camp
August 17, 2013
Ben McLemore, who had hoped to be selected first or second, but slipped to seventh overall in the 2013 NBA Draft, carries some added motivation into his first pro season and has his sights set on the Rookie of the Year award. By Gary Bedore
Jayhawks thank fans with first look at fall football
August 17, 2013
Whether they came for the football or the autographs that came afterward, an estimated 3,500 Kansas University fans enjoyed a pleasant Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium for Fan Appreciation Day. By Matt Tait
Chiefs learning life rough without Charles
August 17, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs got a rude reminder of what life could be like without Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles in their preseason loss to San Francisco.
Ex-KU coach Mark Mangino building happy, healthy life at alma mater
August 17, 2013
Former Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino says he’s “having more fun right now than I’ve had in a long, long time in coaching” during his first few months at Youngstown State, his alma mater. Mangino is YSU’s assistant head coach, tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator. By Tom Keegan
Child transported by LifeStar after being struck by vehicle
09:59 p.m., August 17, 2013 Updated 10:00 p.m.
A 4-year-old child was stuck by a 16-year-old driver in the 900 block of Westfield Court around 4:50 p.m. today.
Democrats plan strategies to take on Brownback, Kobach and others
07:34 p.m., August 17, 2013 Updated 08:31 p.m.
Approximately 200 people met Saturday at the Kanas Democratic Party’s annual DemoFest to prepare for the group’s 2014 campaign to try to unseat Gov. Sam Brownback and other Republican elected officials. By Scott Rothschild
Brides-to-be gather to gain inspiration from wedding showcase
August 17, 2013
More than 100 brides, along with friends, parents and fiancés, gathered under twinkling lights at Abe & Jake’s Landing on Saturday, roaming from booth to booth to collect ideas for their wedding days. After sampling some of the food, including pineapple shrimp, pulled pork, cheesy potatoes, bacon wrapped pork tenderloin and cream puffs, the crowd milled about, drinks in hand, looking at wedding gowns, tuxedos, flowers, dishware, photographers and DJs. By Nikki Wentling
Watkins Museum of History turnout “surpasses expectations”
August 17, 2013
Watkins Museum of History was packed this afternoon with hundreds of new patrons from across Lawrence and the state coming to view its new permanent collection. By 2 p.m. – just four hours since the exhibit’s public unveiling – Watkins Museum collections intern Cole Finley said he had counted 750 visitors.
Watkins Museum events commemorate Quantrill’s Raid
11:10 a.m., August 17, 2013 Updated 09:05 p.m.
As a prelude to Wednesday’s 150th anniversary of Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence, the Watkins Museum of History sponsored a string of Saturday events. Those interested in learning more about the raid, its aftermath, its victims and its survivors had the chance to join a morning walking tour highlighting some of the important spots during the raid, to see a significant new museum exhibit or to listen to an afternoon performance of Civil War-era music. By Caitlin Doornbos and Nikki Wentling
Around and About for Aug. 17, 2013
August 17, 2013
Kaitlin Heller, of Lawrence, has been named to the Dean’s List at Bethel College in North Newton for earning a GPA between 3.7 and 4.0 for the past academic year.
Pierson, Coleman held out as precaution
August 17, 2013
Kansas junior receivers Tony Pierson and Rodriguez Coleman did not participate in the Jayhawks’ Friday practice that was open to media members.
Cemetery tour shines light on Quantrill victims
August 17, 2013
Armed with flashlights, guests walked through the graves and memorials of Quantrill Raid victims and survivors Friday night at Oak Hill Cemetery as part of the Quantrill Raid sesquicentennial. By Meagan Thomas
25 years ago: No ‘true’ liquor-by-the-drink yet, county commission says
August 17, 2013
“I don’t detect any big demand or need for this at this time,” said one commissioner.
Courting prospective graduate students using ‘big data’
August 17, 2013
The KU Graduate School is rolling out new software that will help academic departments recruit prospective students. Officials hope the system will lead to more frequent and customized communication, as well as better data on recruitment. By Ben Unglesbee
40 years ago: King Radio reaches $1 million milestone
August 17, 2013
The firm had 280 employees at the Lawrence facility.
After receiving record grant, KU research team set to roll out school reform model
August 17, 2013
KU researches have picked five U.S. states to test a new model for school reform. Named the School-wide Integrated Framework for Transformation Center, it aims to unlock resources that all students can benefit from and to do away with ability-specific classrooms. The research team won a $24.5 million dollar grant last Oct. to implement the program. By Ben Unglesbee
First day of kindergarten brings nerves, excitement
August 17, 2013
For some Lawrence parents, Thursday and Friday were bittersweet, as they sent their kindergarteners off to school for the first time. For four kindergarteners who started school on Friday, tears were shed and hugs were given before they trotted off on their adventures. New friends and happy teachers made the special day exciting.
Higher education, legislative leaders in complicated relationship
August 17, 2013
The relationship between higher education officials and Republican legislative leaders can be described in two words: It’s complicated. After a budget-cutting 2013 legislative session, the Kansas Board of Regents spent much of its annual retreat this week discussing how to deal with those leaders in preparation for the 2014 legislative session, which starts in January. By Scott Rothschild
Opinion: Obama doesn’t wait for Congress to act
August 17, 2013
As a reaction to the crack epidemic of the 1980s, many federal drug laws carry strict mandatory sentences. This has stirred unease in Congress and sparked a bipartisan effort to revise and relax some of the more draconian laws.
Opinion: Egypt’s chaotic violence has no winners
August 17, 2013
It’s nothing short of heartbreaking to remember those heady moments of early 2011, when hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of Egyptians converged on Tahrir Square and stunned even themselves by ending a three-decade-old dictatorship.
100 years ago: Lawrence visitor observes unusual number of ‘jay-drivers’
August 17, 2013
“They are out in large numbers and the evil seems to be spreading rapidly.”
Horoscopes for Aug. 17
August 17, 2013
For Saturday, Aug. 17 This year you move forward with a venture that might be very important to you. Use good sense with those you choose to involve, eyeing loyalty and knowledge as important traits. If you are single, use caution committing, as many people want to be your sweetie. If you are attached, make sure to include your sweetie in your outside life.