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KU women’s golfers get academic honor
July 1, 2013
Kansas University women’s golfers Gabby DiMarco and Meghan Potee were named All-American Scholars for 2012-13 by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) on Monday.
FSHS track assistant Jordan Rose promoted
July 1, 2013
Jordan Rose will become the program’s new head coach, just the second in Free State history, pending school board approval. By Benton Smith
Newest King has new digits
Ben McLemore to sport ‘lucky’ 16 now
July 1, 2013
Ben McLemore, who wore jersey No. 23 his one season at Kansas University, has selected No. 16 for his rookie campaign with the Sacramento Kings. By Gary Bedore
Standing tall: A look at the top centers in the Bill Self era
July 1, 2013
For the fifth installment of our summer series, which looks back at the top players and moments of the Bill Self era thus far, we size up the big guys who protected the rim and made life miserable for opposing offenses.
Federal suit over state abortion law on fast track
July 1, 2013
The chief federal judge for Kansas on Monday set what she called an aggressive schedule for a lawsuit by Planned Parenthood against parts of a new state abortion law dealing with providers’ websites and what information they must provide to patients before terminating pregnancies.
Attorney questions city’s authority to issue no-bid contract for Rock Chalk Park
July 1, 2013
The city is breaking its own law by allowing a more than $12 million, no-bid construction contract for infrastructure at Rock Chalk Park, a local attorney specializing in construction law said today. By Chad Lawhorn
Martha Oldham, the school district’s longest-serving educator, retiring after 46 years as Lawrence High School librarian
July 1, 2013
Martha Oldham started working at Lawrence High School in the turbulent 1960s and stayed there longer than any other educator in the history of the district. After retirement, she will still be active as a volunteer, building and maintaining the school’s sports team websites. By Peter Hancock
KU football unveils five new helmets for 2013 season
July 1, 2013
The Kansas University football program on Monday unveiled five new football helmets, four of which prominently feature the Jayhawk on the side. According to KU officials, the helmet upgrade is just Part I of a uniform overhaul which will be completed in time for the 2013 season. By Matt Tait
City to install blue traffic lights for catching drivers running red lights
July 1, 2013
Drivers on 23rd St. after Wednesday morning might be surprised to see blue traffic lights when they cross Louisiana and Iowa streets. The blue lights don’t signal some new traffic rule; they’re meant to help enforce an old standard: stopping at the red light. City workers and researchers from the Kansas University School of Engineering are partnering to install the blue lights as an experiment in traffic safety and to help police catch drivers cheating traffic signals. By Ian Cummings
KU donor Polly Bales, namesake of organ recital hall, dies at 92
July 1, 2013
The towering organ still echoed through the halls of Kansas University’s Bales Organ Recital Hall on Monday morning, as it does nearly around the clock. But one thing was different. Polly Bales, the KU alumna who first dreamed of the recital hall and helped make it happen, had died a few days earlier. By Matt Erickson
Democratic leader says Brownback improperly packing Kansas Board of Regents with too many Republicans
July 1, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback’s appointments to the Kansas Board of Regents were approved today, but not before a Democratic leader accused the governor of improperly packing the board with too many Republicans. By Scott Rothschild
Maryland man sentenced to 32 months in prison for robbing Lawrence convenience store
July 1, 2013
A Maryland man was sentenced to 32 months in prison today after being found guilty of robbing a Lawrence convenience store in November. By Ian Cummings
Former KU guard Rio Adams transfers to Ohio
July 1, 2013
Ohio University basketball coach Jim Christian announced the addition of former Kansas University guard Rio Adams in a release on Monday afternoon.
Sunflower State Games registration deadline approaching
July 1, 2013
Athletes competing in the 24th annual Sunflower State Games must register before two upcoming deadlines.
July 4 bursting with opportunities for viewing pyrotechnic displays
July 1, 2013
If your Fourth of July plans aren’t set, there’s still time to find a place for a cold beverage, the boom, sizzle and pop of fireworks and some good, old-fashioned American fun. Communities from Lawrence to Perry to Ottawa are holding celebrations, and you’re invited. Unless otherwise noted, the events are Thursday. By Nicole Wentling
‘Black Jack’ composer leaves legacy of bringing people closer
July 1, 2013
Don Mueller wasn’t just a creator of plays and music — he created relationships.
Federal judge refuses to block Kansas abortion rules
July 1, 2013
The chief federal judge in Kansas refused Sunday to temporarily block parts of a new state abortion law, including a requirement that providers’ websites link to a state site with information they dispute.
Business briefcase
July 1, 2013
Business briefcase for July 1, 2013.
Editorial: Rental regs
The city has a responsibility to monitor the quality of rental housing in the city for both permanent and temporary residents.
July 1, 2013
Ensuring the safety and livability of rental properties is important in any city, but it’s especially important in a university town like Lawrence.
25 years ago: Lone Star residents begin flood cleanup
July 1, 2013
Recent rainfall had flooded Washington Creek, causing an estimated $652,000 in property damage.
40 years ago: Observation tower approved for Wells Park
July 1, 2013
The tower was to cost $9,405.
3 ways to infuse honey with new flavor
July 1, 2013
Suddenly rich in honey, I thought it might be fun to experiment with some simple infusions and concoctions.
Double Take: Diploma completion grads earn another chance
July 1, 2013
Watching a graduation ceremony for the Adult Learning Center Diploma Completion Program is inspiring.
Fix-It Chick: How to make lime mortar
July 1, 2013
Lime-based mortars are flexible and pervious, allowing for shifts in older foundations and structures and facilitating the movement of moisture in and out walls.
Opinion: U.S. critics seize on NSA failings
July 1, 2013 in print edition on A8
The global hunt for Edward Snowden is damaging U.S. interests in ways that go far beyond the intelligence data he leaked. The wild flight of the fugitive leaker — from Hong Kong to the transit area of Moscow’s Sherymetyvo Airport, and perhaps on to Ecuador — has turned into a public humiliation for the White House. U.S. officials publicly threatened “consequences” if Snowden wasn’t returned, only to be openly rebuffed by Chinese officials and Russia’s Vladimir Putin. This made embarrassingly clear how little leverage President Barack Obama has in Moscow or Beijing (and how much wiser it would have been to request Snowden’s return in private).
Opinion: Gettysburg was hinge of U.S. history
July 1, 2013 in print edition on A8
In the 1780s, the son of a farmer in south-central Pennsylvania purchased from his father 116 acres where two roads intersected. He laid out 210 lots for a town he named for himself. He was James Gettys.
Your guide to Fourth of July fun
July 1, 2013
If your Fourth of July plans aren’t yet decided, there still is time to find a place for a cold beverage, the boom, sizzle and pop of fireworks and some good, old-fashioned American fun. Local communities from Perry to Ottawa are hosting their own kinds of celebrations, and you’re invited. By Nikki Wentling
100 years ago: Road draggers prepare Golden Belt for cross-country travelers
July 1, 2013
“If the road is properly dragged there will be no ruts and holes to bother the traveler.”
Local governments breathe sigh of relief as bond market stabilizes
July 1, 2013
Municipal bond interest rates rose sharply over the past week, just as Douglas County and the Lawrence school district were preparing to issue tens of millions of dollars in bonds to fund local projects. But officials say the markets seemed to have calmed down, at least for now. By Peter Hancock
Teenage T-shirt obsession turns into real-world business
July 1, 2013
When Chase McAnulty was 16, you could find him leaving Kansas City thrift stores with piles of vintage T-shirts. Now, you’ll catch him stocking local boutique shelves with his own designs. By Caitlin Doornbos
Summer reading program combines books, fun to combat brain drain, boredom
July 1, 2013
Fun activities and books come together during the Lawrence Public Library’s summer reading program, many a parent’s summer lifesaver.
Horoscopes for July 1
July 1, 2013
For Monday, July 1 This year new beginnings become possible in a key area of your life. Optimism evolves as you get into a new luck and life cycle, which will last 12 years. If you are single, and you sincerely want to change your status, you will meet someone of marriage caliber. If you are attached, this could be one of those special years where you experience unusual happiness together.