Archive for Monday, July 29, 2013

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12:00 a.m.
A group of Kansas University researchers excavates artifacts from a "knapping pile" — pieces of stone left by humans sharpening or forming tools thousands of years ago — at a site in Scott County. KU researchers examine mammoth remains for clues about early humans in Kansas
July 29, 2013
The bones of a mammoth that died more than 15,000 years ago in what’s now west-central Kansas could hold revolutionary clues for a group of Kansas University researchers. But the scientists aren’t hoping to learn about the giant elephant relative that once roamed the Great Plains. They’re looking for evidence of humans — the earliest evidence of humans ever found in the middle of the country. By Matt Erickson
6:00 a.m.
Cowtown Vintage Base Ball Club members cheer for their teammates during the vintage baseball game on Joe Tinker Day, Saturday, July 27, in Muscotah. Joe Tinker Day, once a small-town dream, made a reality in Muscotah
July 29, 2013
Jeff Hanson seemed lost in the crowd at times on Saturday, unrecognized by many of the hundreds of people suddenly descending on Joe Tinker Field, recently built at the edge of Muscotah, Kan. More than 300 spectators gathered, roughly doubling the sleepy Atchison County town’s population. They had come to celebrate Joe Tinker Day and see what Hanson bills as “The World’s Largest Baseball.” None of this existed a year ago, but with help from some key allies, Hanson built it. And they came. By Ian Cummings
11:00 a.m.
Haley Domin, left, and Mattie DeSimone check out KU Jayhawk clothes Saturday, July 27, at Jayhawk Spirit, at 935 Massachusetts St. The two girls, who are seniors in high school in Chicago, were visiting KU last week as prospective students. Lawrence businesses prepping for the coming surge of students
July 29, 2013
Businesses along Mass Street are getting their shelves stocked and staffs ready for KU’s returning and incoming student population. Parents of students bring perhaps the biggest boost to sales. By Ben Unglesbee
7:49 p.m.
Army veteran Joe "Tiger" Patrick stopped in Lawrence Monday on his 3,500-mile trek from California to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
Veteran on cross-country journey stops in Lawrence to illustrate the cost of war
July 29, 2013
Joe “Tiger” Patrick is walking across the country alone, but he’s carrying a lot of people with him. His backpack holds a quilt of thousands of names, each one matched with the face and the memory of a member of the armed forces killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Roughly halfway through a winding, 3,500-mile trek from California to Maryland, Patrick stopped in Lawrence today to celebrate his 50th birthday and publicly display his tribute: a memorial panel showing the names and photos of 6,688 men and women who sacrificed their lives. By Ian Cummings

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