Archive for Friday, July 5, 2013

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12:00 a.m.
Gasoline prices dipped below $3.33 this week in Lawrence, lower than they had been in months. Travelers are also likely to find lower prices elsewhere in the country, as the national average price of gas has declined for three weeks this summer. 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
11:33 a.m.
Opponents of Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi wave national flags and posters of Lt. Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi during a rally in Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 5, 2013. Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood called for a wave of protests Friday, furious over the military's ouster of its president and arrest of its revered leader and other top figures, raising fears of violence and retaliation from Islamic militants.(AP Photo/Amr Nabil) 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
4:58 p.m.
Spectators line the south bank of the Kansas River to watch the annual fireworks display Thursday night. More than a decade after a citywide ban, fireworks still making noise in Lawrence
July 5, 2013
As usual on the Fourth of July, booms, whistles, and bright lights peppered the sky over Lawrence Thursday night as residents celebrated by detonating a wide variety of fireworks all over the city. They did so in defiance of a ten-year-old ban on fireworks in the city, which city officials admit is difficult to enforce. Over the holiday, Lawrence police answered more than 100 calls about fireworks and issued one person a ticket for violating the ordinance. By Ian Cummings

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