Archive for Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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12:00 a.m.
The proposed site plan for the Rock Chalk Park Sports Complex in northwest Lawrence. City Commission approves Rock Chalk Park
July 16, 2013
Construction on the Rock Chalk Park recreation center should begin soon, after the Lawrence city commissioners approved the project Tuesday night. By Giles Bruce
10:33 a.m.
Salvador Good holds a selection of Gallop's clubs. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo For veteran golfers, handing clubs to a new generation is a joy
July 17, 2013
After playing golf together regularly at courses in Lawrence and throughout Kansas since 1948, Al Gallup, 97, and Dick Schiefelbusch, 94, recently stepped away from the game and began searching for new owners for their well-used clubs. Two young Lawrence boys are the beneficiaries of their generosity. By Matt Tait
4:44 p.m.
Spectators gather around the South Park Gazebo to listen to the Lawrence City Band during an outdoor concert  Wednesday at South Park in downtown Lawrence.
Washington gridlock halts Lawrence City Band tradition
July 17, 2013
Washington gridlock has begun to encroach even on innocent summer fun in the park. Tonight’s Lawrence City Band final summer concert will, for the first time in a generation, not include a cannon shooting during the performance of the “1812 Overture,” which is traditionally one of the event’s closing numbers. By Giles Bruce
7:22 p.m.
A police officer consoles a man at the scene of a shooting death at Seventh and Michigan streets on Wednesday evening. One person was shot and killed after 6 p.m. Wednesday. One dead in Lawrence shooting; two suspects arrested
7:33 p.m., July 17, 2013 Updated 9:48 p.m.
A Lawrence man was shot and killed at his home on Wednesday evening, and two individuals were arrested in Topeka in connection with the crime. The shooting reportedly took place after 6 p.m. at a residence at 647 Michigan St., according to a Lawrence police spokesman.

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Editorial: Faulty ‘fix’
State officials were right to reject a proposed voter registration fix that would have created a whole new set of problems.
July 17, 2013
Congratulations to the State Rules and Regulations Board for turning down Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s proposed Band-Aid for a gaping wound in the state’s voter registration system.