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Judge reviews Jefferson Co. doctor’s fate in abortion case
July 13, 2013
Attorneys for a Kansas doctor who lost her license over referring young patients for late-term abortions argued in court Friday that state regulators punished her too harshly over allegations that she kept inadequate records.
Metaphysical Fair gains popularity in Lawrence
July 13, 2013
For the past four summers, people have attended the Lawrence Metaphysical Fair to visit a psychic or healer, buy candles, herbs, oils, minerals and artwork and see presentations on topics such as astrology and interspecies communication. Fifty-eight vendors representing 12 states are at this year’s fair, which continues Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost of admission is $5 and free for children under 12.
Horoscopes for July 13
July 13, 2013
For Saturday, July 13 This year you have inordinately high energy, which will point you toward a new beginning. You might be overly assertive at times, yet you might not be sure of your direction and desires. If you are single, you could be overwhelmed by all of your choices. If you are attached, you’ll become more dominant than in the past.
25 years ago: City Commission approves buffalo, bans downtown skateboarding
July 13, 2013
The buffalo sculpture was to be located near Clinton Parkway and Lawrence Avenue.
40 years ago: Commissioners regretting curbside trash pickup policy
July 13, 2013
The earlier decision was now termed “ugly” and “a big mistake.”
100 years ago: More occurrences of last fall’s ‘horse plague’ not expected this year
July 13, 2013
“The disease is not contagious nor infectious, and there is no fear of its return this year….”
Brownback to lead delegation to China
July 13, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback is leading a Kansas delegation this weekend on a trip to China to look for opportunities to expand the state’s economy.
Letter: Plague of apathy
July 13, 2013
In any given election, approximately 85 percent of Lawrence’s eligible voters do not cast ballets.
Letter: Selective Obama
July 13, 2013
Under what provision of the Constitution does the president have the authority to suspend the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act?
Letter: Influential art
July 13, 2013
Friday’s “Arts demise” editorial touches on a complex issue.
Opinion: Congressional GOP should set reform agenda
July 13, 2013 in print edition on A7
The conventional wisdom evolves. Yesterday, Washington was merely broken, gridlocked, dysfunctional. The passive voice spread the blame evenly. Today it’s agreed that Republican obstructionism is the root of all evil — GOP resistance having now escalated to nihilism and indeed sabotage.
Lawrence man, among the few ticketed for Fourth of July fireworks, awaits his day in court
July 13, 2013
Matt McManis, ticketed for shooting fireworks on the Fourth of July, felt a little singled out after reading that he was alone among all of the people celebrating across the city. In fact, police now say, officers wrote four fireworks citations. With the support of many of his neighbors, McManis waits his turn to face a judge and a possible $200 fine. By Ian Cummings
Food rescue effort connects restaurant’s surplus with people in need
July 13, 2013
Inevitably, there are going to be days when a steakhouse ends up with more baked potatoes than its customers order. Instead of dumping those surplus spuds in the trash, one Lawrence restaurant is taking a few extra steps to get the potatoes — and other fresh but unused food — into the hands of people who desperately need it. By Sara Shepherd