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Opinion: New Jayhawk Sendish inspired by highlights of ‘Kansas Comet’
July 19, 2013
Kansas University safety Cassius Sendish, a junior college transfer likely to start for the Jayhawks, looked back on his days of youth football and it didn’t take him long to mention the name of a Kansas great whom Sendish never has met: Gale Sayers. Column by Tom Keegan
Raiders unproductive at the plate, drop doubleheader
July 19, 2013
By the time the Lawrence Raiders found some rhythm at the plate in their Friday doubleheader at Lawrence High, it wasn’t enough to offset a long stretch of mostly unproductive plate appearances. During a 4-1 loss to MNS Indians 18 Blue and a 4-3 defeat at the hands of Advanced Baseball Academy, the Raiders failed to score a run in 10 of their first 11 innings. By Benton Smith
Fire crews respond to structure fire on Naismith
July 19, 2013
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical responded to a structure fire at 6:50 p.m. Friday at 2206 Naismith Drive.
Overhaul of No Child Left Behind law expected to have little impact in Kansas
July 19, 2013
The U.S. House passed a bill Friday to overhaul the federal No Child Left Behind law. But Kansas officials say it would not have much impact in Kansas because the state has already received a federal waiver from the George W. Bush-era law. By Peter Hancock
Topeka woman, 19, charged with murder in killing of Lawrence man
July 19, 2013
A 19-year-old Topeka woman has been charged with murder in the shooting of a 51-year-old Lawrence man Wednesday. A Wichita man also arrested in the case is facing lesser charges, including aggravated assault. The case is Lawrence’s first reported murder since 2008, when there were four murder cases in the city. By Ian Cummings
Lawrence city commission agenda for July 23 meeting
July 19, 2013
Preview of the Lawrence city commission’s July 23 meeting
Problem of voter registrations in `suspense’ likely to continue
July 19, 2013
A problem in the proof of citizenship law that has left the voter registrations of at least 12,000 Kansans in limbo will likely continue. By Scott Rothschild
Ballard Center needs donations for school kit program
July 19, 2013
Ballard Community Services is seeking donations for its annual school kit program, which provides school supplies to students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade in Douglas County.
Kansas Supreme Court rules that gun dealers must use highest degree of care in preventing sales to felons
02:13 p.m., July 19, 2013 Updated 11:28 p.m.
Firearms dealers must use the highest degree of care in preventing the sale of guns to a felon, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday. The Associated Press
Editorial: Arts support
It’s great to see local arts supporters continuing their efforts to promote both the arts and the community.
July 19, 2013
Persistence has paid off for the Lawrence Arts Center’s efforts to pursue projects that link the arts more closely to the community.
100 years ago: KU summer school students picnic at the park
July 19, 2013
“It was a vacation from books and class rooms and the picnickers enjoyed it to the limit.”
Horoscopes for July 19
July 19, 2013
For Friday, July 19 This year you can make a difference because of your ability to run spontaneously in a new direction. You might not be sure of yourself, yet you’ll land like a cat on its feet. If you are single, you could meet someone whom you put on a pedestal. If you are attached, this might be the year where the two of you will manifest a special dream you both share.
Opinion: Malala shares eloquent message at U.N.
July 19, 2013 in print edition on A8
These days the news from abroad is mostly grim. So it was inspiring last week to watch Malala Yousafzai — the Pakistani teen shot in the head by the Taliban because of her campaign for girls’ education — standing erect on a United Nations podium on her 16th birthday.
25 years ago: Local candidates meet to debate issues
July 19, 2013
The two-hour forum had been sponsored by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee.
40 years ago: Farmers welcome heavy overnight rainfall
July 19, 2013
“They wished it wouldn’t have been quite so hard but they’ll take what they get.”
House insurance committee chairman running for commissioner
July 19, 2013
The Kansas House Insurance Committee’s longtime chairman is running for insurance commissioner, becoming the fourth declared candidate for next year’s Republican primary.
Kansas plans to appeal sex offender registry ruling
July 19, 2013
Kansas will appeal a state district court judge’s decision that orders a child molester’s name to be removed from its offender registry after finding the registration laws violate the U.S. Constitution, the state’s top prosecutor said Thursday.