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Opinion: Youth, college baseball ranks need more knucklers
July 26, 2013
The knuckleball is one of baseball’s hardest pitches to hit, catch and throw. Those who throw it don’t get much respect, but a knuckler could be a big signing for a college program, like Kansas University, in search of another pitcher. Column by Tom Keegan
Jayhawks get goofy to cap summer workouts
July 26, 2013
Friday morning marked the final workout of the summer offseason for the Kansas University football team. And thanks to some wild imaginations, the Jayhawks went out in style. Instead of donning their regular weight-room attire — blue shorts, KU T-Shirts and tennis shoes — the Jayhawks were invited to loosen up and have fun with the final offseason grinder led by KU strength coach Scott Holsopple. By Matt Tait
FSHS duo reunited for Shrine Bowl
July 26, 2013
When recent Free State High graduate Tye Hughes played football for Firebirds coach Bob Lisher, the two developed a friendly relationship that often had them joking back and forth during the less intense moments of practice. The two have been back at it this week, as members of the East all-star team, in preparation for the Kansas Shrine Bowl — kickoff at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at Washburn University’s Yager Stadium, in Topeka. By Benton Smith
KU swimming adds four signees
July 26, 2013
Kansas University’s swimming and diving program has signed three swimmers and one diver to national letters of intent, KU coach Clark Campbell announced Friday.
Chalmers returns to Lawrence to give back
July 26, 2013
Mario Chalmers, who held a four-day youth camp and all-star basketball game Monday through Thursday in Olathe, now moves to Lawrence for a set of events supporting his Mario V. Chalmers Foundation. By Gary Bedore
Barrel racing helps mother and daughter to bond
July 26, 2013
Regan Zaremba, 15, has been riding horses for as long as she can remember. A fourth-generation rider, Regan learned all she knows about horses from her mother, Darby Zaremba, including how to barrel race. Regan and Darby, who is also the barrel racing coordinator for the Douglas County Fair, both competed in the Douglas County Fair Jackpot Barrel Racing Competition Friday night. By Meagan Thomas
Vehicle involved in Eudora accident sought
July 26, 2013
Police are looking for a silver Honda Civic with front end and grill damange suspected of hitting a person a little before 10 p.m. in Eudora.
Friends raising money for local musician, instrument maker after bicycle accident
July 26, 2013
After a bike accident led to serious head and face injuries for a Lawrence-area musician and instrument maker, his friends and band-mates are rallying to help his family with medical bills. This past weekend, friends say, Leo Posch was riding his bike when an accident caused him to fly forward and land on his face. The accident happened after a dog began chasing him, and he was taken by helicopter to a Topeka hospital. By Matt Erickson
Customer leaves 23rd Street Brewery waitress $500 tip
July 26, 2013
To 23rd Street Brewery waitress Jessica Betts, Seth Collins and his party seemed to be a normal table, but when she brought Collins his bill, she realized he wasn’t the average customer. Betts was the 60th person to receive $500 from Collins, who is traveling the country and leaving $500 tips for people as a way to honor his deceased brother, Aaron.
Only one developer submits proposal for resort at Clinton Lake State Park
July 26, 2013
State officials received just one developer proposal prior to Friday’s deadline for the proposed project to build a resort complex at Clinton Lake, which could include a 175-room hotel, resort and conference facility. Overland Park-based LodgeWell Resorts submitted the lone proposal to build a project at an undisclosed site at Clinton Lake State Park. By Chad Lawhorn
19-year-old Lawrence man charged in March robbery
July 26, 2013
A 19-year-old Lawrence man has been arrested and charged in connection with the March 7 robbery at gunpoint of a pedestrian. By Ian Cummings
Lawrence man struck by car on Ninth Street identified, transferred to Kansas City-area hospital
July 26, 2013
Lawrence police have identified a pedestrian struck by a car about 10:15 p.m. Thursday on Ninth Street. John Schmitt, 52, of Lawrence, was taken to a Kansas City-area hospital for treatment after being struck by a car near the intersection of Ninth and Ohio streets. By Ian Cummings
Topeka man pleads guilty to burglary of cellphone store, battering police officer
July 26, 2013
A 37-year-old Topeka man pleaded guilty today to burglary and battery in connection with an April break-in at a Lawrence cell phone retailer.
Brownback calls for special legislative session to address questions on ‘Hard 50’ law
01:38 p.m., July 26, 2013 Updated 02:24 p.m.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has called for a special legislative session starting Sept. 3 to address legal questions about the state’s so-called “Hard 50” sentencing law. By Peter Hancock
25 years ago: Postal Service orders change to KU campus mail delivery
July 26, 2013
The postal service would still deliver mail to the campus, but only to one location in each building.
Editorial: Parking progress
It may be time to start thinking about a coin-free parking meter system for downtown Lawrence.
July 26, 2013
News of a new coin-free parking meter system at Kansas University might get Lawrence city officials started thinking about the possibility of upgrading downtown meters to make them more convenient for motorists.
Letter: Getting to ‘yes’
July 26, 2013
Recent information has come to light pointing out Lawrence is a failing community in several respects.
Letter: Enough Brownback
July 26, 2013
Gee, 90-year-old Bob Dole endorses Republican Sam Brownback, the incumbent, for re-election. Is this supposed to surprise anyone?
40 years ago: Lost parrot, mysterious monkey reported in Lawrence
July 26, 2013
Residents in the Hillview Road area had reported a monkey “Tarzaning” in the trees.
Horoscopes for July 26
July 26, 2013
For Friday, July 26 This year you develop a new understanding of the value of a partnership in your life. Though you can be very hard on this person — and vice versa — you also thrive because of each other’s honesty and knowledge. If you are single, you could meet someone very special. If you are attached, spend more quality time with your sweetie.
Letter: Unsafe spot
July 26, 2013
How many more pedestrian/bicycle accidents might happen at 27th Street/Wakarusa Drive and the bypass?
Letter: Raid recollections
July 26, 2013
The 150th remembrance of the Aug. 21, 1863, Quantrill’s raid on Lawrence is coming soon.
Opinion: Private Mideast talks may be productive
July 26, 2013 in print edition on A10
Two qualities rarely associated with modern secretaries of state are patience and keeping your mouth shut in public. But in his first six months, John Kerry has demonstrated both — and his stubborn silence appears to have brought him to the door of renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.
100 years ago: Grant Township CPA seeks fiddlers for competition
July 26, 2013
“It is to be an old time fiddlers’ contest, and there are some real fiddlers in Douglas county yet.”