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Ex-LHS guard KJ Pritchard walks on at UMKC after year at prep school
July 18, 2013
A lanky shooting guard in his junior year at Lawrence High, KJ Pritchard began gaining interest from college basketball coaches. He never thought it would take him two more years and some life lessons to make it to his destination. And he didn’t know it would be not too far away, as a walk-on at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. By Benton Smith
McLemore: Summer league struggles correctable
July 18, 2013
Former Kansas University star Ben McLemore has made just 28 percent of his shots in four Las Vegas summer league games, all losses. But the Sacramento Kings rookie vows to keep improving before his first NBA season. By Gary Bedore
Sun sets on successful day at the downtown sidewalk sale
July 18, 2013
Store owners and employees began to break down tents and move off the sidewalks and back inside Thursday evening as a few people scanned through the remaining merchandise left on tables. Every so often, another surge of shoppers would find their way to Massachusetts Street, searching for last-minute, heavily discounted items before the sun officially set on the 54th annual downtown sidewalk sale.
Son to adopt dog of Lawrence man found dead in Kansas River
July 18, 2013
From the looks of her silky black coat and wide grin, you would not think Gabby, a labrador retriever, had been through such a traumatic experience. After her owner, Dwight Sexton, 49, of Lawrence, was found dead in the Kansas River about 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, police brought the trained service dog to the Lawrence Humane Society.
Dole Institute to celebrate Bob Dole’s 90th birthday
July 18, 2013
Bob Dole turns 90 years old on Monday, and KU’s Dole Institute of Politics is hosting a celebration in honor of the former Kansas Senator. The event begins at noon Monday and lasts until 4:30 p.m. There will be cake, a card for Dole and other children’s activities. By Meagan Thomas
New car-sharing program available downtown
July 18, 2013
Thanks to a new car-sharing program in downtown Lawrence, residents now have a new option for getting around without using their own vehicle. The silver Kia Optima now stationed in the city parking lot on the west side of New Hampshire Street near Eighth Street is available for any resident to reserve and drive at an hourly rate, through a program run by the Hertz car rental company. By Matt Erickson
Kansans to receive $4 million in insurance refunds under Affordable Care Act, White House reports
July 18, 2013
Kansans will receive $4 million in refunds from insurance companies under a provision of the Affordable Care Act, according to figures released today by the White House. By Scott Rothschild
Late dean, husband leave $10 million gift for KU, Med Center
July 18, 2013
Stata Norton Ringle never stopped learning, and she never stopped giving back to Kansas University, either. The KU Endowment Association today announced a $10 million gift from the estate of Ringle, a former dean and professor at the KU Medical Center, and her husband, David Ringle. By Matt Erickson
Dog being cared for at Humane Society after owner’s body recovered from Kansas River
12:10 p.m., July 18, 2013 Updated 03:55 p.m.
A dog belonging to a Lawrence man found dead in the Kansas River Wednesday morning is being cared for at the Lawrence Humane Society, family members said today. By Ian Cummings
Dallas man in ‘good’ condition after rollover accident south of Lawrence Wednesday
July 18, 2013
A 42-year-old Dallas man is listed in good condition at Kansas University Hospital, where he was brought by helicopter ambulance Wednesday evening after a single-vehicle accident about 10 miles south of Lawrence. By Ian Cummings
KU football picked last in Big 12 media poll
10:45 a.m., July 18, 2013 Updated 11:35 p.m.
The Kansas football team was picked last out of the 10 Big 12 football teams in the media preseason poll released Thursday. By Matt Tait
Victim of fatal shooting in Lawrence identified; two suspects in custody
09:40 a.m., July 18, 2013 Updated 02:47 p.m.
Police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting Wednesday in Lawrence, and two people arrested in the homucide could be charged Friday. By Ian Cummings
Shopping continues on Mass St at Sidewalk Sale
07:50 a.m., July 18, 2013 Updated 03:56 p.m.
As the 54th annual downtown sidewalk sale continues into the afternoon, business owners are predicting improved sales, and everybody is trying — and failing — to escape the heat. By Caitlin Doornbos and Nikki Wentling
Our Town Sports for July 18
July 18, 2013
A weekly roundup of local sports events, results and opportunities.
KU basketball notebook: Andrew Wiggins recognized at ESPY show
July 18, 2013
Kansas University freshman basketball player Andrew Wiggins was recognized at the ESPY Red Carpet Show on Wednesday in Los Angeles. By Gary Bedore
OL Pearce Slater ‘recruited’ by fellow signee
July 18, 2013
Although he has been relatively quiet since arriving on campus earlier this summer, Kansas University defensive tackle Marquel Combs, the team’s unofficial recruiting guru, is still at it. So says El Camino Community College offensive lineman Pearce Slater. By Matt Tait
Judge takes Kansas offender off ‘punitive’ registry
July 18, 2013
A Kansas judge has ordered law enforcement agencies to remove a man’s name from the state’s offender registry, saying an amended law ostracizes offenders and requires them to remain registered longer than necessary.
Senator seeks fall hearing on Kansas appeals court nominee
July 18, 2013
The Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee’s chairman said Wednesday that he hopes to have a hearing this fall on Gov. Sam Brownback’s next nominee to the state Court of Appeals under a new selection system that gives senators the power to block such appointments.
Opinion: KU football assistant Jeff Blasko making juco inroads
July 18, 2013
Jeff Blasko not only is Kansas University’s tight-ends coach, he was a key reason the Jayhawks landed so many big fish from the juco ranks. By Tom Keegan
25 years ago: Summer construction at KU includes new science library
July 18, 2013
Dry weather had helped speed along summer construction at Kansas University.
40 years ago: Lawrence mayor volunteers for Sidewalk Bazaar dunk tank
July 18, 2013
The traditional Sidewalk Bazaar was to take place downtown this week.
Horoscopes for July 18
July 18, 2013
or Thursday, July 18 This year you will experience life with renewed vigor and happiness. You could be overindulgent, partying and socializing to the max. If you are single, you could meet someone you put on a pedestal. If you are attached, the two of you might want to fulfill a longtime dream this year.
Beatles cover band, area musicians come together for tribute concert
July 18, 2013
An Evening With the Music Of The Beatles, a fundraiser for KKFI radio station, will be at Liberty Hall on Friday night. The fundraiser features a house band that will play three hours worth of Beatles music, including hits like “Hey Jude” as well as songs that were never performed live, such as “She’s Leaving Home.”
A cool treat on every block
Stave off a sidewalk sale meltdown with these beat-the-heat snacks and drinks
July 18, 2013
Forecast for a meltdown: temperature pushing 100 degrees, no cloud cover, zero percent chance of rain, all day in the sun, tired feet, fighting crowds, and realizing someone already got those half-price shoes you had your eye on. Is there an antidote?
100 years ago: KU engineering professor pronounces opinion on old Lawrence bridge
July 18, 2013
“I would not be surprised to see the old structure fall at any time.”
Letter: Koch, arts
July 18, 2013
David Koch pledged $100 million in 2008 to renovate the New York State Theatre in Lincoln Center, a theater that is now named for him.
Editorial: Wrong direction
While other states are investing in higher education, state lawmakers are making budget cuts that will make Kansas schools less competitive.
July 18, 2013
Sometimes, you don’t want to stand out. Unfortunately, that’s the case with the Sunflower State these days.
Summer Youth Theater a hit with Lawrence kids
July 18, 2013
The Lawrence Arts Center’s Summer Youth Theater hosts four productions every summer students from third through 12th grade can participate in. By Meagan Thomas
Opinion: West fails to follow through in Syria
July 18, 2013 in print edition on A11
One of the worst recurring features of U.S. foreign policy is a process that might bluntly be described as “seduction and abandonment.” Now it’s happening in Syria.
Opinion: Florida trial should be call to action
July 18, 2013 in print edition on A11
Four words of advice for African-Americans in the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal: Wake the hell up.
Off the Beaten Plate: Tortellini Cordon Bleu at Basil Leaf Cafe
July 18, 2013
This pasta is like chicken cordon bleu turned inside out and souped over the top of cheesy tortellini. It’s decadent — even if it is served in a plastic foam box.
Garden Calendar: A ‘little slice of heaven’ in their backyard
July 18, 2013
Water gardens and water features add many dimensions to a landscape, but it is the sound that drew me in to Jay and Connie Robertson’s set of ponds and waterfalls in rural Lecompton.