Archive for Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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12:12 a.m.
A group of international students showed their countries' colors by carrying flags during the homecoming parade in this 2009 file photo. Many international students at the school said it didn’t take long to learn about all things Jayhawk basketball. And as the team advances in the NCAA Tournament, they’re getting caught up in the enthusiasm along with the rest of the community. Officials say immigration bill would help KU recruit international grad students, faculty
July 2, 2013
The sweeping immigration bill approved by the U.S. Senate last week might face difficulty in the House of Representatives, but among officials in Kansas University’s International Programs office, it’s being greeted with cheers. By Matt Erickson
12:24 p.m.
The proposed site plan for the Rock Chalk Park Sports Complex in northwest Lawrence. City delays approval of Rock Chalk Park development
July 2, 2013
Commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting deferred action on the development agreement that will formalize the public-private partnership among the city, a Kansas University Endowment entity and a private company led by Lawrence developer Thomas Fritzel. By Chad Lawhorn
2:02 p.m.
Marshall Hogue, 65, Baldwin, makes a low shot at Lyons Park. He's part of a group in town that has picked up pickleball. Lawrence seniors picking up pickleball
July 3, 2013
In Lawrence, and across the nation, seniors are picking up a paddle to play pickleball - a combination of tennis, badminton and table tennis. It’s played with a hard paddle, a plastic ball similar to a wiffle ball and on a badminton court with a lowered net. Douglas County’s pickleball programs are gaining popularity through word of mouth. By Meagan Thomas
4:47 p.m.
KU professor of geography Bill Woods talks in the backyard of his Lawrence home about some of his travels around the world. No regrets for KU researcher after injuries prevent trip to Sweden to receive honor
July 3, 2013
Twice this year, Kansas University professor Bill Woods was set to go receive the greatest honor of his life: an honorary doctorate from the prestigious Uppsala University in Sweden. But twice, injuries kept him from making the trip. More than 40 years of dangerous work as an archaeologist may be catching up to him, he says, but it’s all been worth it. By Matt Erickson

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