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Second-year pro Tyshawn Taylor auditions to back up Nets’ star guard
July 6, 2013
Former Kansas University standout Tyshawn Taylor, a second-round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, enters today’s Orlando Summer League opener against Detroit with a chance to impress new Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd. By Gary Bedore
Ex-Firebird Tim Lewis swings way from juco to D-I baseball
July 6, 2013
Tim Lewis was a second-team All-State designated hitter his junior year at Free State High. Since graduating in 2011, he’s played two seasons at Allen County Community College as an outfielder. Next, Lewis hopes to wreak havoc with his bat at the University of Maryland. By Benton Smith
Raiders advance to tourney semis
July 6, 2013
The Lawrence Raiders advanced to the semifinals of the Salina Grand Slam Fourth of July youth baseball tournament Saturday with a 10-2 victory over the Great Bend Chiefs.
Two Royals voted All-Stars
July 6, 2013
Just a couple of days ago, Alex Gordon was laying on the warning track in left field at Kauffman Stadium, unable to move after slamming into the outfield wall while chasing a fly ball. He was feeling much better by Saturday night. Gordon returned to the lineup in a victory over the Oakland A’s, and then learned that he was voted by his peers to his first All-Star game. He’ll be joined at Citi Field in New York on July 16 by catcher Salvador Perez, giving the Royals two representatives for the first time in a decade.
Royals scrap out victory over A’s
July 6, 2013
The Kansas City Royals are starting to embrace quite the never-say-quit mentality. Jarrod Dyson delivered an infield single with the bases loaded and two outs on Saturday, and stingy closer Greg Holland preserved the Royals’ scrappy 4-3 victory over Oakland with a perfect ninth inning that gave Kansas City its first win over the Athletics this season.
Basketball league a success for city coaches, middle schoolers
July 6, 2013
Rivalries don’t always have to be combative. The coaches of the city’s two Class 6A boys basketball programs, Mike Lewis of Lawrence High and Chuck Law of Free State, worked together this year to organize a summer league for middle school players. By Benton Smith
International women participate in leadership institute at KU
July 6, 2013
Women from six different countries are participating in the U.S. Institute on Women’s Leadership: Women’s Civic Leadership from the Heartland, a four-week program at Kansas University in which participating women get the opportunity to learn about leadership and United States culture through classes, projects and visits to sites in Lawrence and Kansas. By Meagan Thomas
Discussion group promotes understanding of literature
July 6, 2013
About 20 people gathered in the north room of the Lawrence Public Library Saturday afternoon, arranging chairs, rifling through their books and quietly discussing things like contemporary critiques of William Wordsworth, modern realism and classical female authors. They were preparing for a meeting of the Great Books Discussion Group, wherein teachers, academics and others discuss works of literature for two hours each month. By Nikki Wentling
100 years ago: Light rain provides some relief for area farmers
July 6, 2013
“[The rain] just seemed to sift down out of the sky and settle gently on the scorching earth.”
Horoscopes for July 6
July 6, 2013
For Saturday, July 6 This year you deal with your anger rather than suppress it. Whether this transformation happens by choice or because of a ramification of bottling up your feelings, it makes no difference. If you are single, you could attract quite a few suitors. If you are attached, the two of you will enjoy each other’s company more, once you are willing to be more vulnerable.
25 years ago: Officials appeal for federal aid for flood victims
July 6, 2013
Emergency damage assessment crews were scheduled to inspect the area tomorrow.
40 years ago: Dozens begin river trip down Kaw
July 6, 2013
The group set off in 27 canoes and two kayaks.
Letter: Start over
July 6, 2013
What started out as a laudable, and modest, proposal to create a recreation center for the residents of northwest Lawrence has morphed into a no-bid, multimillion-dollar ($25 million yesterday, $20 million today, $30 million tomorrow?) mega sports complex, which is a boon to private developers and other moneyed entities and a boondoggle for the taxpayers.
Letter: Distracted driver
July 6, 2013
This is addressed to the driver of a dark gray or blue Chevy Impala, with Douglas County license plates.
Simons’ Saturday Column: How will Obama react to growing challenges, criticism?
July 6, 2013
These are dangerous times for the United States with troubles abroad, terrorism efforts, economic challenges, domestic issues and political posturing affecting our nation’s stature abroad.
Opinion: Obama’s focus on climate change misplaced
July 6, 2013 in print edition on A7
The economy stagnates. Syria burns. Scandals lap at his feet. China and Russia mock him, even as a “29-year-old hacker” revealed his nation’s spy secrets to the world. How does President Obama respond? With a grandiloquent speech on climate change.
Lawrence firefighter heading back out with hotshot crew for second summer, even after Arizona deaths
July 6, 2013
Much of America may have learned about “hotshot” firefighter crews for the first time this past weekend, when 19 members of one such crew died in a wildfire in Arizona. But Nick Cesare of Lawrence first heard of the hotshot crews last summer. That’s when he joined one. By Matt Erickson