Archive for Monday, July 15, 2013

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12:00 a.m.
A family browses a table of items outside Hobbs Inc., 700 Massachusetts St., during the Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale in 2010. This year’s sale will be Thursday from sunup to sundown. Business owners share tricks of the trade to a successful sidewalk sale
July 15, 2013
Over the years, despite the chaotic nature of Sidewalk Sale day, most businesses have learned a thing or two, and have tips of the trade to keeping customers and employees happy. By Meagan Thomas
10:21 a.m.
Eight-year-old Ryleigh Leon learns how to ride without training wheels with a little help from Lawrence resident Steve Harrington. He was using a technique to teach riding without wheels that involves letting the children coast down a slight hill so that the kids can focus solely on balancing and not have to worry about pedaling.
Community Bike Ride is this Saturday
July 15, 2013
In July, the decision to leave an air-conditioned home for some time in the great outdoors can be a tough one, but one local group hopes to make it a bit more appealing. The Central Rotary Club aims to get Lawrence residents off their couches and onto their bicycles in the third annual Community Bike Ride this Saturday at the Rotary Arboretum near Clinton Lake. Nicole Wentling
12:21 p.m.
A customer at Oz Winery enjoys wine flights from their vast selection. Daytripper: There’s no place like Wamego
July 15, 2013
According to the Library of Congress, “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) is the most-watched film ever, and the American Film Institute rates it the No. 1 fantasy film of all time. Who doesn’t want to go “somewhere over the Rainbow” when times get tough? Just a little over an hour’s drive from Lawrence, the Land of Oz beckons.
6:10 p.m.
Paleontologist David Burnham and others at the Kansas University Biodiversity Institute have found what they believe is conclusive proof that the Tyrannosaurus rex was indeed a predator and not just a scavenger. Burnham is holding a cast of a fossil from a section of a hadrosaur backbone, which has a TRex tooth embedded within it. The fossil was found in the Hell Creek formation in South Dakota by a student of Burnham's. KU researchers confirm that T. rex truly was a ‘monster’
July 15, 2013
You might not guess it if you’ve watched “Jurassic Park,” but for about 100 years, some paleontologists have argued that the famed dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex was actually a scavenger that fed on carcasses, not the fearsome predator many imagine. But now, thanks to a group of Kansas University researchers, there’s proof that the T. rex was at the top of the dinosaur food chain.

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