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Royals fall to Indians, stagger into break
July 14, 2013
Kansas City staggered into baseball’s unofficial midpoint Sunday with a 6-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians, who swept the three-game series and pushed the third-place Royals eight games out of first place in the AL Central — their biggest deficit this season.
Drew Green homers; Raiders survive
July 14, 2013
Drew Green hit a home run, and the Lawrence Raiders held off Logan-Rogersville (Mo.) for a 3-2 youth baseball victory on Saturday in the Fort Scott tournament.
Jeff Withey finally makes his pro debut
July 14, 2013
Former Kansas University center Jeff Withey of the New Orleans Pelicans scored four points and grabbed five rebounds in his NBA debut. By Gary Bedore
Opinion: Potee surgical on way to women’s city golf title
July 14, 2013
The speedy greens at Lawrence Country Club require players to handle wedges with the hands of a surgeon. In running away with the title in the women’s championship flight of the Lawrence Amateur Golf Association’s city tournament, Meghan Potee was up to that challenge Sunday. By Tom Keegan
Back in the swing: Cummins cruises to city golf crown
July 14, 2013
Because he hadn’t been playing golf regularly of late, Tyler Cummins figured he needed to get some competitive rounds in before he took a crack at the Kansas Amateur Match Play Championship next week. He won the city championship by eight strokes. By Benton Smith
Former KU Medical Center residents close to getting FICA refunds
July 14, 2013
The struggle continues over FICA refunds to the state and former Kansas University medical students.
Opinion: Forced sterilization still happens
July 14, 2013 in print edition on A9
As Christina Cordero remembers it, the doctor would not take no for an answer. “As soon as he found out that I had five kids, he suggested that I look into getting it done. The closer I got to my due date, the more he talked about it. He made me feel like a bad mother if I didn’t do it.”
14-year-old golfer gets taste of city tournament
July 14, 2013
14-year-old Jack Junge played against more experienced competition during the city golf tournament, Saturday at Alvamar public. By Tom Keegan
Opinion: Surprising contender walks to the top of LAGA tourney leaderboard
July 14, 2013
As golfers in one of the final foursomes of the men’s championship flight of the annual Lawrence Amateur Golf Association city tournament made their way to the green, one spectator asked another, “Who’s that guy pushing the buggy?” Nobody on the deck knew the identity of the stealth contender. Now everybody with an interest in the tournament knows his name is Steve Randall and his game is rock solid. Column by Tom Keegan
Easy does it: Cummins in control on Day 1 of city golf tourney
July 14, 2013
Admittedly exceeding his expectations while playing only his “sixth or seventh” round this year, Tyler Cummins shot 67 on Saturday at Alvamar’s public course to take a comfortable three-stroke lead into the final 18 holes of the Lawrence Amateur Golf Association’s city championship. By Benton Smith
Indians’ grand slam sinks Royals
July 14, 2013
Jeremy Guthrie has had problems keeping the ball in the park all season. He was burned by the home run again Saturday night. Lonnie Chisenhall hit his first career grand slam in the sixth inning off the right-hander, sparking the Indians to a 5-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
Sporting KC tops Toronto, 3-0
July 14, 2013
Soony Saad scored twice, his first goals in almost two years, and Sporting Kansas City moved into first place in the Eastern Conference with a 3-0 victory over shorthanded Toronto FC on Saturday night.
McLemore struggles with shot in summer NBA debut
July 14, 2013
Aggressiveness wasn’t a problem for Ben McLemore in his NBA Summer League debut on Saturday in Las Vegas. The former Kansas University off guard, who dropped in the 2013 Draft partly because of concerns about his desire to take over games, scored 11 points off miserable 4-of-23 shooting in Sacramento’s 76-73 loss to Dallas. By Gary Bedore
Jayhawks hone basketball knowledge, skills with help of video tech
July 14, 2013
Past and present Kansas University basketball players, including former walk-on-turned-sixth-man Conner Teahan, have taken advantage of Synergy video technology to break down their own games, as well as film of their opponents and comparable college or professional stars. By Jesse Newell
Black poetry institute to include free public events
July 14, 2013
A Kansas University institute focused on black poetry is planning public events that will examine the relationship between poetry and culture, both locally and broadly.
Area career counselors suggest sharpening skills for professional advancement
July 14, 2013
In the current economy, job security is anything but a sure thing. Continuing education could be a good way to maintain professional marketability, but what skills, exactly, should you develop? Area career counselors have a few ideas.
American Indian artist draws on modern views of her people
Jodi Webster chosen for residency at Santa Fe Indian Market
July 14, 2013
Jodi Webster’s art seeks to portray American Indians in a way she says can be hard to find — the way they really are.
Recent graduates persisted through challenges, offer advice to nontraditional students
July 14, 2013
Nontraditional higher education students face more challenges than those who follow a more traditional path. Those who have succeeded advise those now starting the process to seek help from peers, from campus groups and from school officials whose jobs are designed to help nontraditional students graduate.
Local leaders dissect the Lawrence economy’s challenges and opportunities
July 14, 2013
It was just one ranking, but it sure rankled. When The Milken Institute recently released its list of the top-performing small metro economies in the nation, Lawrence ranked second to last. Among leaders in the community, the ranking produced one of two types of grumbling: What the heck does The Milken Institute know? Or: What the heck has gone wrong?
Horoscopes for July 14
July 14, 2013
For Sunday, July 14 This year you will feel as if you have a lucky rabbit’s foot in your back pocket. A newfound positive attitude could change your year and your life. If you are single, you’ll have an opportunity to date many people, but somewhere among them lies a very significant relationship. If you are attached, your relationship seems to take on a more joyful tone, especially toward your next birthday.
Banned books trading card project is back
Library now accepting submissions of artwork
July 14, 2013
Last year, the Lawrence Public Library’s first banned books trading card project proved so popular that the library got orders for cards from across the country. The library is repeating the project this year and now seeking new artists.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
July 14, 2013
City construction projects are now mapped at lawks.us/construction-map.
Only in Lawrence’ nominations sought
July 14, 2013
It’s time again for Only in Lawrence, the Lawrence Journal-World’s salute to the unsung heroes who make life in Lawrence so special.
Editorial: Cooperative effort
Investing in a partnership with other local entities may be the best use for career and technical education funds approved in April’s school bond election.
July 14, 2013
Members of the Lawrence school board are right to be cautious about how they spend the money in a $92.5 million bond issue approved by taxpayers in April.
25 years ago: Counties unite to clean up illegal dumping
July 14, 2013
“You can’t believe the monster we have out there.”
40 years ago: Officials taking break from Clinton land-use hearings
July 14, 2013
The formal public hearing process had officially recessed until August 22.
100 years ago: Temperature nearly at 100 this afternoon
July 14, 2013
“It wasn’t at all chilly on Mount Oread today.”
Officials worry about effects of cuts on KU faculty
July 14, 2013
As Kansas University leaders take scalpels to their budgets following cuts approved by the Kansas Legislature, it’s not yet clear how those cuts might make life different in the coming school year for students and faculty on the Lawrence campus. But many officials share a similar fear about what might await KU down the line: a smaller, perhaps weaker, faculty. By Matt Erickson
Kansas University graduate student is a real-life superhero
July 14, 2013
Kansas University doctoral candidate James Bowen has been recognized by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission for saving a woman during an Iowa flood three years ago. Caitlin Doornbos
KU grad goes from on-set medic to filmmaker
July 14, 2013
For Kasi Brown, a Kansas University theater and film graduate, on-set experience managing chaos in Los Angeles as an EMT has uniquely prepared her for her biggest challenge: Making a feature film.
Opinion: Inclusion key in Mideast democracy
July 14, 2013 in print edition on A9
Egypt’s military coup against an elected president, cheered on by the country’s liberals, once again raises the nagging question: Is the Middle East somehow unsuited for democracy?