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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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Indians blank K.C.
Kluber pitches Cleveland to 3-0 win
July 12, 2013
Corey Kluber pitched into the eighth inning and pinch hitter Michael Bourn had a big two-run double, leading the Indians to a 3-0 win over the Royals on Friday night.
Raiders shut out Branson, 7-0
July 12, 2013
Tristan Garber led a 10-hit attack, and a pair of Lawrence pitchers combined for a shutout as the Raiders defeated Branson (Mo.), 7-0, on Friday morning at the Pittsburg Tournament.
Redesigning Eisenhower Memorial could cost $17M
July 12, 2013
Scrapping a disputed design for a planned Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial near the National Mall and developing an alternate concept over the next five years would cost about $17 million, analysts have found.
Jeff Withey’s debut delayed by details
July 12, 2013
Former Kansas University center Jeff Withey’s debut with the New Orleans Pelicans in the Las Vegas NBA Summer League has been delayed. By Gary Bedore
Defending champ: ‘Anyone can win’ city golf crown
July 12, 2013
Conrad Roberts, a former Kansas University golfer who won the LAGA city championship five straight times from 2006 to 2010 before missing the event in 2011, looked at the pairings for this weekend’s championship flight and saw a number of strong contenders. By Benton Smith
Opinion: Kit Grove could unseat ‘Tiger’ in city championship
July 12, 2013
Just because the golfers in the championship flight of the Lawrence Amateur Golf Association’s city tournament don’t slice their drives, that does not mean they don’t slice each other up with their tongues. Quite the contrary. By Tom Keegan
Dole Institute plans birthday party for former senator
July 12, 2013
A community celebration is scheduled for July 22 on the Kansas University campus to mark the 90th birthday of former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole.
HoopTube: New video technology boon to KU men’s basketball
11:36 p.m., July 12, 2013 Updated 01:13 p.m.
A video service called “Synergy,” for which KU and most other Div. I schools pay thousands of dollars each year, has reshaped how Kansas University’s basketball coaches recruit, study and analyze the game. By Jesse Newell
Lawrence city commission agenda for July 16 meeting
July 12, 2013
6:35 p.m. Tuesday, City Hall
Ottawa man, rescued from burning car by passing motorists, recovering in hospital
July 12, 2013
A 45-year-old Ottawa man is in fair condition after being rescued from a burning car Wednesday morning in a single-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 56, about one mile from the southwestern edge of Douglas County. By Ian Cummings
Rock Chalk Park Recreation center agreement set for final approval
July 12, 2013
Plans for the city’s 181,000 square-foot Rock Chalk Park recreation center are back on track to be finalized by city commissioners on Tuesday. By Chad Lawhorn
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
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
Attorneys seek more time in Kansas abortion lawsuit
July 12, 2013
TOPEKA — Attorneys for both sides asked a federal judge Thursday to postpone a hearing in a Planned Parenthood lawsuit over parts of a new Kansas abortion law dealing with providers’ websites and what information patients must receive before pregnancies are terminated.
Editorial: Arts demise
The paltry grants announced earlier this week offer little hope for future state support of the arts in Kansas.
July 12, 2013
Tuesday’s announcement that the state was awarding $58,000 in grants to eight arts projects across Kansas was a sad indication of how far state support for the arts has fallen under the leadership of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback.
Opinion: Majority rule has shortcomings
July 12, 2013 in print edition on A8
Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi knows neither Thomas Jefferson’s advice that “great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities” nor the description of Martin Van Buren as a politician who “rowed to his object with muffled oars.” Having won just 52 percent of the vote, Morsi pursued his objective — putting Egypt irrevocably on a path away from secular politics and social modernity — noisily and imprudently.
Horoscopes for July 12
July 12, 2013
For Friday, July 12 This year you might opt to head in a new direction. The path you choose could be as simple as a change in attitude or as major as a career change. If you are single, you could date many people or meet one special person who seems as if he or she is “the one.” If you are attached, the two of you might choose to go down your new pathway together, and you’ll enter a very exciting period in your bond as a result.
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.
25 years ago: Lawrence delegates discuss Dukakis’ choice of running mate
July 12, 2013
One local delegate said that Bentsen might add some Republican votes from Texas.
40 years ago: Six arrested in Lawrence drug bust
July 12, 2013
Kansas Attorney General Vern Miller was calling it “the largest drug buy in the state’s history.”
100 years ago: House painters injured when scaffolding collapses
July 12, 2013
“The two men were at work painting the house of E. S. Peckham at 643 Indiana street.”