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Archive for Thursday, July 4, 2013

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Ex-LHS star Dorian Green fast-tracked to D-I assistant coach
July 4, 2013
With his college basketball career finished and his mind fixed on playing overseas, former Colorado State and Lawrence High standout Dorian Green stepped into assistant coach Niko Medved’s office for a meeting and stepped out with a job offer. By Matt Tait
Opinion: Don’t bet against A-Rod, Budig cautions
July 4, 2013
They broke into the big leagues in 1994: Gene Budig as president of the American League, prodigy shortstop Alex Rodriguez as baseball’s handsome face of innocence in a season that ended Aug. 11, the World Series killed by a labor dispute. Nineteen years later, they chatted for 15 minutes in a Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park tunnel leading from the Charleston RiverDogs clubhouse to the dugout. Column by Tom Keegan
Royals stay hot with rally victory after late-night win
July 4, 2013
Salvador Perez entered as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning and delivered a bases-loaded double, sending the Royals to a 10-7 victory over the Indians on a sun-splashed afternoon.
Raiders split games at Fourth of July tourney
July 4, 2013
Ryan Cantrell threw a complete-game victory and the Lawrence Raiders split a doubleheader at a Fourth of July weekend tournament in Salina.
Report: Portland trades rookie Jeff Withey to New Orleans
July 4, 2013
Former Kansas University center Jeff Withey, who was a second-round pick of the Portland Trail Blazers in last week’s NBA draft, has been traded to the New Orleans Pelicans, various NBA writers reported Thursday. By Gary Bedore
Lawrence drivers, at home or hitting the road, benefit from drop in gas prices
July 4, 2013
Gasoline prices are on a summer slide, giving Lawrence drivers a break as they set out on road trips and vacations this Fourth of July weekend. At most Lawrence gas stations, the price of regular is below $3.33 per gallon — lower than it has been in months — and travelers will likely find prices down elsewhere too. But experts say those prices could rise again quickly if the unrest in the Mideast disrupts oil supplies, or if a hurricane threatens the refining industry along the Gulf Coast. By Ian Cummings
Egypt’s second revolution in two years touches KU faculty, students with ties to the country
July 4, 2013
After protests reminiscent of the “Arab Spring” of 2011, Egypt has once again ousted its president. The tumult is reaching all the way to Kansas University, disrupting the lives of KU students and staff with ties to Egypt—some of whom have been in the country during the uprising. By Caitlin Doornbos
Texas prep Myles Turner has KU on long list
July 4, 2013
Prize big-man prospect Myles Turner, who is ranked No. 6 nationally in the recruiting Class of 2014 by Rivals.com, had an ESPN reporter reveal his current list of 26 schools via Twitter on Wednesday. By Gary Bedore
Baseball aide to coach FSHS girls golf
July 4, 2013
Pending school board approval, Layne Meyer is set to take over as head coach of the Firebirds’ girls golf program. By Benton Smith
FSHS boys basketball holds short but intense camp
July 4, 2013
Free State High’s boys basketball players — some with state tournament experience, some just out of middle school — spent three straight nights jam-packing all the hoops they could into their three-night camp, which concluded Wednesday. By Benton Smith
Opinion: Light fuse, get away: Ten KU athletes who will pack wallop
July 4, 2013
A particularly interesting crop of explosive newcomers will light things up in Kansas University athletic contests this coming school year. A look at some of the must-see shows debuting during the 2013-14 school year. By Tom Keegan
100 years ago: Lawrence closes down, heads to park for holiday
July 4, 2013
“‘Something doing all the time’ was the plan.”
Lawrence Libations: The Whipper at Phoggy Dog
July 4, 2013
Don’t like to taste the alcohol in your drink? This beer cocktail (yes, those are real things) could be your new hot-weather favorite.
Horoscopes for July 4
July 4, 2013
For Thursday, July 4 This year you sense a change. You might want to end an intolerable situation, especially if you have been working with it for more than 11 years. If you are single, you attract many potential suitors. If you are attached, the two of you will enter a period of greater compassion.
25 years ago: International incident casts pall over U.S. holiday
July 4, 2013
Independence Day festivities across the nation were somewhat darkened by the incident.
40 years ago: Lawrence house struck by lightning
July 4, 2013
The homeowner said that the lightning strike was “louder than what you can imagine.”
Editorial: Free to disagree
July 4, 2013
Amid unrest around the world, Americans should be grateful for a government solid enough to withstand dissenting views.
Opinion: Freedom requires ongoing attention
July 4, 2013 in print edition on A9
“Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.” — John Quincy Adams Freedom is not the default position of humankind; otherwise more would be free. In much of the world, dictatorship, religious persecution and the suppression of women are the norm.
Opinion: Mideast transition will take time
July 4, 2013 in print edition on A9
“Authoritarianism in the name of Islam is dead,” messaged one Egyptian activist last Sunday, as millions gathered to denounce the rule of President Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood government.
Garden Calendar: Planting seeds for a better park
July 4, 2013
Tom Swan Park in Baldwin City is getting a new look and an educational angle with a little help from the Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners.