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KU freshmen sweep cross country duals at Bob Timmons Classic
August 31, 2013
In his first cross country race at Kansas University, freshman Tyler Yunk ran away from the field down the stretch on Saturday at Rim Rock Farm, winning the Bob Timmons Classic by more than four seconds with a time of 19:34.19. By Jesse Newell
History pulls into the station at Baldwin’s Railfest
August 31, 2013
There was a time when Herb Crawford thought he would never again climb into a train’s Post Office car to sort mail. “All of a sudden it hit me,” said the retired Kansas City postal service manager, now 90. “I’m not going out there anymore.” But this weekend he did go out there again. An antique steam-powered locomotive named “Hank,” pulled into the train depot in Baldwin City and brought the history of the railroad with it. For at least a weekend, Crawford could climb aboard the train again and relive those older times, joined by curious visitors of all ages. By Ian Cummings
Opinion: Has Obama been shamed into war?
August 31, 2013
Having leaked to the world, and thus to Syrian President Bashar Assad, a detailed briefing of the coming U.S. air attack on Syria — (1) the source (offshore warships and perhaps a bomber or two), (2) the weapon (cruise missiles), (3) the duration (two or three days), (4) the purpose (punishment, not “regime change”) — perhaps we should be publishing the exact time the bombs will fall, lest we disrupt dinner in Damascus.
Simons’ Saturday Column: Obama’s decision on war important and complex
August 31, 2013
Earlier this week former President George W. Bush was interviewed prior to a charity golf event for the benefit of wounded veterans and their families.
Weather Service issues heat advisory for Lawrence area today
August 31, 2013
The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the Lawrence area for 1 to 8 p.m. today.
Buehrle, Toronto upend Royals
August 31, 2013
Mark Buehrle pitched seven shutout innings to win his sixth straight decision, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Kansas City 3-2 on Friday night, ending the Royals’ winning streak at five games.
Lawrence High soccer falls to Manhattan
August 31, 2013
Lawrence High’s boys soccer team lost its season opener to Manhattan, 4-0, on Friday night.
Lyden’s goal sparks KU soccer
August 31, 2013
Kansas University junior Kelsey Lyden scored her first career goal in the 87th minute as the Jayhawks edged Missouri State, 1-0, Friday at the Plaster Sports Complex.
Kansas volleyball drops opener
August 31, 2013
Kansas University outhit and outdug Central Arkansas, but the Sugar Bears claimed a four-set volleyball victory over the Jayhawks in the season opener for both teams Friday at the Arizona Invitational.
Veteran Matthews entrenched at WR for Jayhawks
August 31, 2013
Christian Matthews, a 6-foot-1 receiver from Arlington, Texas, has drawn high praise from KU’s coaches in fall camp for his work to improve himself and also teammates. By Jesse Newell
North Dakota State stuns KSU, 24-21
August 31, 2013
Brock Jensen backed into the end zone for the go-ahead touchdown with 28 seconds left, and North Dakota State upset defending Big 12 football champion Kansas State, 24-21, Friday night.
25 years ago: Culvert project low on county priority list
August 31, 2013
The road had been closed since the flood of June 29-30.
40 years ago: KPL releases figures on energy consumption
August 31, 2013
Lawrence customers had consumed 22 times as much electric power in 1973 as they did in 1940.
Letter: Inaccuracy
August 31, 2013
I have to share my reaction to Matt Tait’s Aug. 26 story about a Kansas football player recalling Hurricane Katrina.
Letter: More dreams
August 31, 2013
I have a dream … that legislators adhere to the old idea that they serve to promote the common good …
Letter: How many?
August 31, 2013
I have one question to ask all you folks that want the United States to send military personnel to Syria.
100 years ago: New propellor invented by Lawrence brothers, tested by ‘aeroplanists’
August 31, 2013
“Indications are that should the invention become universally used the danger of flying will be materially lessened.”
New exhibit to feature work by laser artist Rockne Krebs
August 31, 2013
An exhibit of work by laser artist Rockne Krebs, a Kansas University alum and Kansas City, Mo., native, is now on view at the Spencer Museum of Art.
Couple builds museum of sorts — in their garage
August 31, 2013
To walk into Rowan and Tanya Green’s barn northwest of Lawrence is to step back in time. A time, specifically, when gas stations looked like cottages with garages you could drive right into; when attendants with bow ties and hard-brimmed caps would pump the fuel for you (for 12 cents a gallon, at that); when you could buy all the Adams Gum and see-through sun visors your heart desired. By Giles Bruce
Horoscopes for Aug. 31
August 31, 2013
For Saturday, Aug. 31 This year your sensitivity is high, and often you’ll feel things before they occur. You also might take comments too personally. If you are single, be careful when starting to date a new person. If you are attached, the two of you will start to spend more quality time together.