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Opinion: Don’t sell Weis short for choice of words
July 30, 2013
Since perception is ninth-tenths reality, it’s safe to say Charlie Weis goofed by going national with his “pile of crap,” phraseology he used with recruits when he let them know they should feel confident about immediate playing time.
Withey signs with Pelicans
July 30, 2013
The New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday signed former Kansas University center Jeff Withey to his rookie contract, the NBA team announced in a news release.
KU’s Miller hopes to make most of second chance
July 30, 2013
When news broke in late May that former Kansas University running back Darrian Miller was coming back to Lawrence to rejoin Charlie Weis’ program, the only official reaction from KU came through a press release that included comments from Miller about being thankful for the second chance.
KU police investigate string of vandalism incidents in campus buildings
July 30, 2013
Campus police are investigating a string of vandalism incidents reported this month at Kansas University. Vandals have caused more than $9,000 in damage to restrooms, classroom chairs, hallway benches, tables and windows in several buildings. By Ian Cummings
Man charged with secretly video recording people while they were undressing
July 30, 2013
A Lawrence man has been charged with several felony counts stemming from allegations that he made secret video recordings of people in stores’ dressing rooms in November and February. Police and prosecutors declined to release more details, but Lawrence police visited several clothing shops in downtown Lawrence in the weeks following initial reports of the offense earlier this year. By Ian Cummings
City to begin searching for sites for potential multimillion dollar police headquarters
July 30, 2013
City officials don’t yet have a plan for how they would pay for a multimillion dollar police headquarters building, but they may have a site for such a facility by the end of the year. By Chad Lawhorn
Secretary of Agriculture Rodman elected Kansas Bioscience Authority board chairman
July 30, 2013
Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Dale Rodman will take over as the chairman of the board of directors for the Kansas Bioscience Authority after the group’s annual meeting Tuesday in Olathe.
Meeting days approved for KanCare oversight committee
July 30, 2013
Legislative leaders have approved meetings for a committee that will review KanCare, the state’s overhauled Medicaid program. By Scott Rothschild
Douglas County commissioners to hold public hearing on 2014 budget
July 30, 2013
The proposed budget for 2014 reflects slightly higher spending, and a higher property tax levy, to fund county government. County commissioners will vote on the budget after a public hearing that begins at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday in the county courthouse. By Peter Hancock
Opinion: U.S. neglecting schools, colleges
July 30, 2013 in print edition on A7
School is out. No one wants to think about serious issues including the quality of American education. After all, it’s summer. It’s a time of carefree optimism and joy. As the American poet William Carlos William said, “In summer, the song sings itself.”
40 years ago: Hitchhikers comment on their mode of travel
July 30, 2013
“I’m out here because I’m a pauper, man.”
Letter: Tribe’s focus
July 30, 2013
In regard to “Indian tribe that once proposed North Lawrence casino purchases large tract along interstate” (LJWorld.com, July 23), the headline could have simply read “Delaware Tribe purchases large tract of land in North Lawrence” or “Tribe that once lived in what is now North Lawrence purchases land for headquarters.”
25 years ago: Topeka man sentenced for Lawrence pawn shop robbery
July 30, 2013
The man was also ordered to pay $50 for a damaged counter in the shop.
Horoscopes for July 30
July 30, 2013
For Tuesday, July 30 This year you have a very positive outlook that promotes success in your endeavors. If you are single, you’ll meet many new people. If you are attached, the two of you experience a greater sense of connection.
Brownback appointments on agenda for special session
July 30, 2013
Kansas lawmakers expect to consider up to 19 of Gov. Sam Brownback’s appointments during a special legislative session, prompting a top critic Monday to declare that the session has been “orchestrated” to quickly confirm a new state Court of Appeals judge without much public scrutiny.
100 years ago: Heat and humidity settle in for a long stay
July 30, 2013
“A record drouth seems to be in progress.”
Letter: Musical treat
July 30, 2013
The Lawrence Arts Center does a youth musical each summer. This time, it was “Hairspray,” a high-energy show about an American Bandstand look-alike, whose “nicest kids in town” danced daily in a not-nearly-integrated TV studio in 1962 Baltimore. The LAC version was exceptional. Had there been mikes enough for the entire vocal ensemble and money for better sets (the costumes borrowed from the cast’s grandparents were terrific), this would have been perfect.
Editorial: Community pride
July 30, 2013
Muscotah residents have more than one reason to be proud.
Moving season begins in Lawrence
July 30, 2013
This week, thousands of renters’ leases expire and many Lawrencians will begin the mad dash to new apartments, houses and different cities. But while packing their lives away in cardboard boxes, many movers discover just how much junk accumulates in their homes. By Caitlin Doornbos
Opinion: Cuba marks 60 years of lost ground
July 30, 2013 in print edition on A11
Cuban President Gen. Raul Castro celebrated Friday the 60th anniversary of the guerrilla attack on the Moncada barracks that marked the beginning of the Cuban revolution, but the event could just as well be remembered as marking six decades of Latin America’s biggest political, economic and social fiasco.
Chiggers: A Lawrence rite of passage
July 30, 2013
The bites started appearing earlier this month: on my ankles, my inner thigh, near my armpits. They were red and extremely itchy. Thus began my first encounter with chiggers, a Lawrence staple. By Giles Bruce
Letter: Wasted effort
July 30, 2013
I have a question for Lynn Jenkins and her colleagues in the U.S. House.