Archive for Friday, July 12, 2013

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12:00 a.m.
Kansas University junior outside hitter Sara McClinton poses on the Great Wall of China during her recent trip with a USA Developmental team to China. Volleyball ambassador: Kansas’ Sara McClinton says trip to China ‘incredible’
July 11, 2013
For two weeks in late June, Kansas University junior Sara McClinton, an outside hitter on KU’s up-and-coming volleyball team, did her offseason conditioning in China playing against some of the best players in the world. By Matt Tait
10:37 a.m.
Peace Corps volunteer and 2007 Lawrence High School graduate Samantha Claypool-Temple poses with her students in Tanzania. LHS graduate and Peace Corps volunteer invited to see President Obama in Tanzania
July 12, 2013
After eight months of living without running water or electricity in Tanzania, 2007 Lawrence High School graduate Samantha Claypool-Temple received something glamorous: an invitation to see President Barack Obama at the US embassy.
2:16 p.m.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach Kobach proposes rule change on proof-of-citizenship requirement to register to vote
July 12, 2013
Since the law went into effect Jan. 1, more than 11,000 people who have attempted to register to vote are in “suspense,” meaning they are not yet qualified to vote because of lack of proof of citizenship. By Scott Rothschild
5:02 p.m.
Visitors to the groundbreaking ceremony for the 900 New Hampshire building study a rendering of the structure behind a row of shovels and helmets on July 12, 2013. Many Lawrence residents and business owners attended the groundbreaking for the building, which will become a Marriott hotel and is being built by Lawrence developer Doug Compton, who's company, First Management, also built the loft apartments pictured on the west side of New Hampshire Street. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo Leaders gather to celebrate groundbreaking of Ninth and New Hampshire hotel project
July 12, 2013
It was a day for predictions on downtown Lawrence’s future. “It is going to get a lot busier in downtown Lawrence,” developer Doug Compton told a crowd of more than a hundred people at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Marriott hotel at Ninth and New Hampshire streets. By Chad Lawhorn

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