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Firearms shop in Shawnee that caters to women ‘going great guns’
July 28, 2013
Becky Bieker has been shooting guns since she was barely big enough to hold them.
Royals win, get back to .500
July 28, 2013
It’s down to the last couple days of July, and the Kansas City Royals have an equal amount of wins and losses. It’s a small step, but it’s somewhere to start.
KU freshman Hanna wins Kansas Amateur
July 28, 2013
Chase Hanna of Leawood defeated Sam Stevens, 5 and 3, in the 36-hole final match of the Kansas Amateur on Sunday at Indian Hills Country Club.
Mario Chalmers’ golf ‘coming along’
July 28, 2013
In the past, Mario Chalmers has either hit the ceremonial tee shot — or asked his dad, Ronnie, to do the honors — at the National Championship Golf Classic, which today marks its fifth anniversary at Alvamar. By Gary Bedore
Comeback kids: A look at the top rallies in the Bill Self era
July 28, 2013
In Part 9 of our 10-part series that has looked back on the best players and most memorable moments of Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self’s first 10 years in town, we’ll tackle the games that most likely sent the blood pressure of all of those reading this to new heights — comebacks.
Kansas on cutting edge of knife rights
July 28, 2013
Kansas residents may now carry switchblades, daggers and other types of knives in most public places without fear of arrest under a new law that a lobbying group says makes Kansas one of the nation’s blade-friendliest states.
Opinion: McBudget is insult to working poor
July 28, 2013 in print edition on A7
A few words about the McBudget. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. As fast-food workers around the country protest for higher wages, we learn that McDonald’s offers advice to help them live on the wages they make that, while not technically bupkes, do amount to a paycheck you can pretty much have the driver cash for you on the bus ride home. In December, for example, Bloomberg profiled a Chicago man who, after 20 years with the burger giant, earns $8.25 an hour — and doesn’t get 40 hours a week. This, as McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson pulled down, according to the Wall Street Journal, a compensation package worth $13.8 million last year.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
July 28, 2013
City construction projects are now mapped at lawks.us/construction-map.
Mommy bloggers to visit Lawrence for best-selling book reading event
July 28, 2013
Area mommy bloggers Stacey Warner Hatton and Jen Mann will appear at an upcoming reading for the best-selling book they contributed to, “I Just Want to Pee Alone.”
Horoscopes for July 28
July 28, 2013
For Sunday, July 28, 2013: This year you enter a phase in which you would prefer not to be found so easily. You might have unusual demands that require your attention. If you are single, you meet people with ease. If you are attached, the two of you often will be seen acting as newfound lovers in public together.
Theatre Lawrence plans ‘Footloose’ auditions this week
July 28, 2013
Kick off your Sunday shoes. Auditions for Theatre Lawrence’s production of “Footloose” are this week.
Local grower finds success with a new twist on a familiar concept
July 28, 2013
Farming can be a risky business, and when you grow basil and parsley instead of tomatoes and cucumbers, the stakes are even higher. To keep business blossoming, Pam Bramlett, owner of Lulu’s Herb Garden in Baldwin City, is trying a new twist on a familiar concept — and so far, it has worked. By Caitlin Doornbos
Opinion: U.S. inaction is devastating in Syria
July 28, 2013 in print edition on A7
Anyone who doubts the dangerous consequences of White House waffling on Syria should note some startling statements by U.S. officials in recent days. Let’s start at the top. After two years of insistence that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must go, the White House started publicly hedging last week. No doubt that was a reaction to the fact that Assad, armed and aided by Russia, Iran, and the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah, has been scoring major victories against the Syrian rebels.
Abortion group sees special session as opportunity
July 28, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback is calling the Kansas Legislature into special session Sept. 3 to deal with one aspect of the state’s “Hard 50” sentencing law that has been ruled unconstitutional. But as long as legislators are coming back into session, the leader of one anti-abortion group wants them to do more.. By Peter Hancock
Kansas ‘Riverkeeper’ passionate about the Kaw
July 28, 2013
Laura Calwell has been active with Friends of the Kaw for many years and now serves as the group’s official “riverkeeper.” The group monitors illegal dumping and advocates for more public access for recreation on the Kaw. By Peter Hancock
Concept plan for 5K, 10K trails at Rock Chalk Park emerges
July 28, 2013
Rock Chalk Park may end up being more than a top destination for youth basketball, volleyball and a host of Kansas University sporting events, if a city commissioner’s plans become reality. The sports complex and the area surrounding it may become the place where the community goes to run, walk, jog and participate in a host of fun runs and other events that traditionally have been held downtown. By Chad Lawhorn
KU Credit Union changes name to Truity Credit Union
July 28, 2013
KU Credit Union has changed its name to Truity Credit Union. The credit union claims the change is in name only and it has not been bought or acquired by an outside company.
Nightmarriage’ — funnier than you think
Lawrence writer publishes first book with illustrations by area artists
July 28, 2013
The name may sound like the title of a slasher movie, but really, as author Chad Thomas Johnston explains in the forward, “Nightmarriage” is a wordplay reflecting what’s inside the book: a collection of humorous essays inspired by his recent foray into marriage and childrearing.
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: High fashion at the fair
July 28, 2013
One thing is for sure: I’m not in the pig barn anymore. This is the Douglas County 4-H Fashion Show, one of the first events of the county fair, which goes into full swing this week. By Chad Lawhorn
100 years ago: Pool hall owner charged with allowing gambling on premises
July 28, 2013
“It is charged that boys have been permitted to play the game of ‘Kelley’ Pool.”
25 years ago: Students worried about format changes at KJHK
July 28, 2013
“Don’t mess with our music.”
Editorial: Special considerations
July 28, 2013
Now that a special session has been called, state legislators should make quick work of revising the state’s “Hard 50” law.
40 years ago: Visiting conductor returns to KU music camp
July 28, 2013
“This camp is the only place like this that I come to,” he said.