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Opinion: Sting of injury lessened by Love
July 23, 2013
Charlie Weis’ uncensored tongue has the Big 12 media buzzing, but it’s the news about talented junior college linebacker Marcus Jenkins-Moore undergoing knee surgery that has the Kansas University football fan base steaming.
Royals pitchers shut down Orioles in 3-2 victory
July 23, 2013
Greg Holland faced a thorny situation in the ninth inning. A leadoff single by Nick Markakis and a run-scoring triple by Adam Jones had the tying run at third with nobody out. Holland, however, wiggled out of that jam to close out the Kansas City Royals’ 3-2 victory Tuesday night, snapping the Baltimore Orioles’ season-best, five-game winning streak.
City approves 2014 budget
July 23, 2013
Growth is a theme in the $185 million 2014 budget unanimously approved by Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday night. The budget calls for an increase in the city’s property tax, water and sewer rates, but commissioners said they believe the increases will pave the way for new growth in the community. By Chad Lawhorn
Bob Dole, Eisenhower’s granddaughter join Brownback’s re-election team
July 23, 2013
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback announced Tuesday that Kansas GOP icon and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole will serve as an honorary national co-chairman of his 2014 re-election campaign, along with a granddaughter of President Dwight Eisenhower. By John Hanna
St. Patrick’s Day Parade board moves up deadline for beneficiary application
July 23, 2013
The deadline to apply to be a beneficiary of the 2014 Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been moved up to Aug. 5, two months sooner than previous years.
Additional charge filed in accident in which KU student lost his legs
July 23, 2013
Prosecutors filed an additional charge Monday against a 22-year-old KU student in connection with an Aug. 26 accident that cost another student his legs. Julian Kuszmaul now faces a charge of refusing to submit to drug or alcohol testing, in addition to second-offense DUI, and other charges, as he awaits a trial in September. Kuszmual was first charged in January, months after the accident on Tennessee Street that led to the amputation of Colby Liston’s legs. By Ian Cummings
Indian tribe that once proposed North Lawrence casino purchases large tract along interstate
July 23, 2013
An Oklahoma-based Indian tribe that explored building a casino in North Lawrence more than a decade ago has purchased about 90 acres of prime property along the Kansas Turnpike. In a written statement, the Delaware Tribe of Indians said it has purchased 87 acres of the Pine Family Farms operation, which is just east of the North Lawrence Kansas Turnpike interchange. Tribal leaders, however, declined to comment on whether the tribe has any interest in building a casino on the property. By Chad Lawhorn
Freshman KU basketball player Brannen Greene cited for leaving scene of accident
July 23, 2013
Incoming freshman Kansas University basketball player Brannen Greene is scheduled to appear in Lawrence Municipal Court after being cited last week for leaving the scene of an accident. The 6-foot-7 small forward was ranked 47 among ESPN’s top 100 high school players in the recruiting Class of 2013. By Ian Cummings
County seeks to upgrade Internet service
July 23, 2013
Douglas County officials say they need more Internet bandwidth for law enforcement and other county services. County commissioners will vote Wednesday on a proposal to contract with KanREN for internet service. By Peter Hancock
Food bank starts growing its own produce
July 23, 2013
Like many food pantries, Lawrence’s Just Food realizes just how hard it can be to obtain fresh produce at a low cost. So it started growing its own. By Giles Bruce
Notebook: Texas coach Brown praises balanced Big 12, including KU
04:20 p.m., July 23, 2013 Updated 11:39 p.m.
Texas football coach Mack Brown, whose team was picked to finish fourth in the Big 12 preseason media poll, said Tuesday he did not put too much stock in the ranking because he believed the Big 12 was the most balanced conference in the country. Brown backed up his claim by pointing at a KU team he thinks ‘will be back soon.’ By Matt Tait
Woman injured in car accident at 21st and Iowa streets
02:49 p.m., July 23, 2013 Updated 11:06 a.m.
A 26-year-old Lawrence woman was transported to a Kansas City-area hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, according to police, after a car accident at 21st and Iowa streets shortly after 2 p.m. yesterday.
KU basketball notebook: Morris twins runners-up in Vegas
July 23, 2013
Former Kansas University basketball players Marcus and Markieff Morris combined for 27 points and 13 rebounds in the Phoenix Suns’ 91-77 loss to Golden State in Monday’s finals of the Las Vegas Summer League. Notes by Gary Bedore
Orioles pile on hits against Royals
July 23, 2013
The Baltimore Orioles got production from throughout their lineup, while Scott Feldman shut down the Kansas City Royals offense. Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy each drove in three runs and the Orioles defeated the Kansas City Royals 9-2 on Monday night to extend their winning streak to a season-high five games.
Letter: Rule of law
July 23, 2013
How is it that our society has lost its perspective on the rule of law in our country.
Letter: Voting record
July 23, 2013
So, this is the way your elected representatives and senators cast their votes in Washington during the week ending July 12: Three of the four representatives (including our Lynn Jenkins) voted “yes” to strip the farm bill of all nutrition programs, including food stamps, that had been part of farm support policy for 40 years.
25 years ago: Hundreds turn out for Lone Star flood benefit dinner
July 23, 2013
More than $4,500 was raised at the event.
100 years ago: Lawrence residents vote for new bridge
July 23, 2013
“The old bridge must pass out of existence after having served the city of Lawrence and Douglas county for a period of nearly forty years.”
Horoscopes for July 23
July 23, 2013
For Tuesday, July 23 This year relationships take priority. People seek you out even more than in the past. If you are single, it seems as if there is always a better choice just around the corner. If you are attached, the two of you often debate the pros and cons of an issue.
40 years ago: City half a foot ahead on rainfall for the year
July 23, 2013
The Lawrence area was described as “rain-weary and water-logged” in a front-page article today.
Newspaper veteran named general manager of The World Company’s media division
July 23, 2013
Veteran newspaper editor and manager Scott Stanford has been named general manager of the media division of The World Company, including oversight of the Lawrence Journal-World.
Caregivers are also at risk
July 23, 2013
Nearly a third of adults living in Douglas County are family caregivers who could be at risk for heart disease, diabetes, depression and various other physical and emotional maladies as a result of caregiver distress, a potentially dangerous condition brought on by the pressures of caring for a senior loved one.
Local organizations work to keep older residents in the home
July 23, 2013
A number of programs in the Lawrence area aim to keep seniors in the place where most of them prefer to live out their twilight years: at home. By Giles Bruce
Opinion: Obama should cancel Russia summit
July 23, 2013 in print edition on A11
In the latest political show trial in Moscow, Alexei Navalny, the anticorruption activist and charismatic opposition leader, was sentenced to five years in jail — for corruption.
Editorial: Not so convenient
The city of Lawrence needs to update its online payment system and get rid of the “convenience fee.”
July 23, 2013
OK, maybe it’s not that big a deal, but even so, it makes sense. Dollars and cents, too, to city residents.