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Royals drop seventh straight
August 24, 2013
As tough as it was to handle, the weak-hitting Kansas City Royals hoped Friday night’s loss to Washington might at least ignite a slumbering offense. But no such luck.
Woodland, Kuchar share lead at Barclays
August 24, 2013
Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland began their week at The Barclays by going to Citi Field and getting a tour of the clubhouse, where Kuchar noticed an indoor batting cage and asked if they could try it out. He stood behind the net and threw to Woodland, a promising baseball player in high school.
Chiefs rally past Steelers
August 24, 2013
Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger and Kansas City’s Alex Smith fought to a first-half draw and the Chiefs beat the Steelers 26-20 in overtime on Saturday night.
KU safety Dexter Linton motivated by miss
August 24, 2013
Dexter Linton, a Kansas University safety, sat at his locker following the Jayhawks’ 25-24 home loss to Rice on Sept. 8 of last year, knowing if he’d made the tackle on fourth-and-four against Rice tight end Vance McDonald in the final two minutes, his team would be celebrating a victory. By Jesse Newell
Steppin’ up: Firebirds filling in around veterans
August 24, 2013
For all the talent Free State High’s football team has coming back this fall, though, it can’t avoid plugging in less experienced players all over the field. By Benton Smith
Opinion: Bonnie puts on quite a show
August 24, 2013
The popularity of Bonnie Henrickson’s annual golf tournament at Alvamar shows how appreciative the community is for everything the Kansas University women’s basketball coach does to heighten breast-cancer awareness and how well-run the event is every year. By Tom Keegan
Dallas prep Mudiay taps SMU
August 24, 2013
Former Kansas University basketball coach Larry Brown and ex-Jayhawk assistant Tim Jankovich pulled off a major recruiting coup for SMU on Saturday, landing an oral commitment from Emmanuel Mudiay, Rivals.com’s No. 3-rated player in the Class of 2014. By Gary Bedore
25 years ago: Residents puzzled by loud boom this morning
August 24, 2013
The sound had been heard throughout Lawrence.
40 years ago: Area motels already filling up for KU home games
August 24, 2013
As of this date, it would have been nearly impossible to find a room for Homecoming weekend.
Opinion: Frustration with K-12 schools is misplaced
August 24, 2013 in print edition on A7
School is in session again, and while visions of school supplies have danced in parents’ heads for the last several weeks, preparing for school can be frustrating. Navigating sometimes obtuse school websites for required supplies, calendar events and before/after school information can seem futile. Resulting anxieties are heightened for families starting at a new school or new to a community.
Opinion: U.S. shouldn’t cut its ties with Egypt
August 24, 2013 in print edition on A7
Egypt today is a zero-sum game. We’d have preferred there be a democratic alternative. Unfortunately, there is none. The choice is binary: The country will be ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood or by the military.
Horoscopes for Aug. 24
August 24, 2013
For Saturday, Aug. 24 This year you feel more comfortable kicking up your heels and becoming more playful than in the past. If you are single, you seriously might be considering a change of status this year. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from special time together.
Faith Forum: Is the purpose of prayer to inform or conform?
August 24, 2013
Rev. Paul Gray, senior pastor, and Rev. Robert Leiste, pastor, answer.
For tenants and landlords, knowledge is power
August 24, 2013
The occasional landlord-tenant dispute is to be expected in a town like Lawrence, where more than half of all housing units are occupied by renters. Landlords must trust relative strangers to take care of their their property, and renters can feel helpless if a problem arises in their homes. While the city’s proposed rental-unit inspection program aims to mediate some of the landlord-tenant tension, complicated leases still can lead to confusion about whose responsible for what. By Caitlin Doornbos and Nikki Wentling
100 years ago: Lawrence relatives suspect foul play in woman’s death
August 24, 2013
“The death of Mrs. Moeller, whether by suicide or foul play, is said to be the outgrowth of family troubles.”