Archive for Saturday, July 20, 2013

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Perez, Moustakas lead Royals past Tigers, 6-5
July 20, 2013
Mike Moustakas was in a slump, and Justin Verlander, of all people, helped him snap out of it.
Strength coach Holsopple has Jayhawks hoppin’
July 20, 2013
Never one to shy away from searching for new motivational tactics, Kansas University strength coach Scott Holsopple has come up with a couple of doozies this summer. By Matt Tait
Prep big men gather at Summer Jam
July 20, 2013
Three of the top 10 big men in the recruiting Class of 2014 — Kansas University targets Cliff Alexander and Myles Turner, plus Kentucky commit Karl Towns — competed at the Under Armour Summer Jam last week in Milwaukee.
Growth opportunity: LHS grad gets ‘fit,’ earns UMKC track scholarship
July 20, 2013
When Martin Williams graduated from Lawrence High two years ago, he didn’t consider himself a great track and field athlete. He threw for the Lions throughout high school and had success — enough to earn a junior-college scholarship. When he arrived at Coffeyville Community College, though, Williams began to change the way he approached everything. By Benton Smith
Wife of former Baker University president dies at 73
July 20, 2013
Carolyn Faye Lambert, wife of former Baker University president Daniel Lambert, died Wednesday at age 73. By Nicole Wentling
Rain cancels Lawrence Community Bike Ride
July 20, 2013
The third annual Community Bike Ride, planned for 8 a.m. Saturday morning, was cancelled because of the weather. The event will not be rescheduled.
Santana, Royals two-hit Tigers
July 20, 2013
Ervin Santana could be traded before the end of the month, and his superb effort Friday might make some contenders interested. Santana allowed two singles in 7 1-3 innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 1-0 on Friday night to snap a five-game losing streak. The third-place Royals are seven games behind the first-place Tigers.
Basketball notebook: McLemore erupts in summer league finale
July 20, 2013
Ben McLemore’s fifth and final 2013 NBA Summer League game proved to be his finest on Friday in Las Vegas. McLemore, a 6-foot-5 former Kansas University guard, erupted for 27 points — 19 in the third quarter — in the Sacramento Kings’ 93-87 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Notes by Gary Bedore
25 years ago: Old church to be protected from demolition
July 20, 2013
The vote had come after about two hours of comments from the public.
40 years ago: Standard policy for weather-warning sirens not yet settled
July 20, 2013
“If I feel the danger is great enough, I will not wait for a definite sighting or a tornado warning. I will take action.”
100 years ago: Two Lawrence department stores to close Friday afternoons in summer
July 20, 2013
“Innes, Bullene and Hackman, and the Weaver Dry Goods Store, will be closed one afternoon each week during the remainder of the summer.”
Horoscopes for July 20
July 20, 2013
For Saturday, July 20 This year you are likely to have a major breakthrough. You will want to clear out what no longer works in your life in the next eight months. If you are single, be a little wary of anyone you might meet before spring. If you are attached, plan on taking a very special vacation that you both have wanted to take for a while.
Letter: What’s wrong?
July 20, 2013
Reading the recent articles about Lawrence’s economic growth, I was reminded of a conversation that I recently had.
Letter: Valuable volunteers
July 20, 2013
How grateful we are that men and women take the time out of their busy schedules to volunteer for the different fire departments in the Tonganoxie/Lawrence area.
Letter: Not a ‘war’
July 20, 2013
The old newspaper adage, “If it bleeds, it leads” lives on at the Lawrence Journal-World, even if it was 150 years ago.
Lawrence anti-hunger advocates worried by proposed food stamp cuts
July 20, 2013
Anti-hunger advocates in Lawrence are anxious over potential reductions to low-income nutrition assistance, after Congress recently passed versions of the farm bill that either reduced or didn’t include funding for food stamps. By Giles Bruce
Toy Store window Lego display engages, amazes visitors
July 20, 2013
More than 200 Lawrence-area kids and adults have spent hours snapping together countless tiny plastic blocks to build and enter their masterpieces in The Toy Store’s third annual Lego competition. Since July 5, community members have been admiring the Lego creations in the store’s window display and voting for their favorites inside.
Opinion: Case more notable as tragedy than crime
July 20, 2013 in print edition on A7
“No justice, no peace” chants the telegenic mob. In a civilized society, however, where the mob doesn’t rule, justice is defined by the verdict that follows a fair trial. It’s the best that humans can do.