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Royals outlast Rangers in 10 innings
June 1, 2013
David Lough was willing to endure a little pain to help the Kansas City Royals win. Robbie Ross hit Lough with a pitch with the bases loaded to force in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, and the Royals beat the Texas Rangers 4-1 Saturday.
New KU assistant Howard grateful to learn under ‘great coaches’
June 1, 2013
New Kansas University assistant coach Jerrance Howard says he’s enjoyed working for former KU coach Larry Brown at SMU, Bruce Weber at Illinois and Billy Gillispie at Texas A&M and Kentucky. By Gary Bedore
Montreal rallies past Sporting KC
June 1, 2013
Sanna Nyassi and Collen Warner scored early in the second half, and the Montreal Impact rallied for a 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night.
Effort to block new education standards fails in House
June 1, 2013
The Kansas House defeated a bill aimed at blocking the State Board of Education from adopting new science standards. The bill also would have put the Common Core standards for reading an math “on pause.” By Peter Hancock
Car show, Big Lunch bring a little bit of London to downtown
June 1, 2013
Brian Kelly and his wife, Bobbie-Frances McDonald, greeted passersby who stop to view their car Saturday morning. Kelly explained the details and restoration process of the red 1934 MGPA, while McDonald, bedecked in authentic 1930s overalls, filling people in on how they came to acquire it. Kelly’s was one of the cars on display during the Lawrence All British Car Club’s annual car show Saturday in front of Brits, the Anglophile shop at 929 Massachusetts St. By Nicole Wentling
Senate votes to block new education standards
June 1, 2013
The Kansas Senate passed a bill to block schools from implementing Common Core standards in reading and math, and to prevent adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards. Some State Board of Education members say a constitutional lawsuit is possible. By Peter Hancock
KU football cracks Hiawatha DT Peyton Newell’s top six
June 1, 2013
Charlie Weis’ Kansas University football program on Saturday night made the list of the final six schools vying for the services of Hiawatha High standout Peyton Newell, a 6-foot-3, 280-pound defensive tackle ranked by Rivals.com as the fourth best prospect in Kansas in the Class of 2014. By Matt Tait
Over 100 animals find homes during free adoption day
June 1, 2013
Lines extended down the sidewalk in front of the Lawrence Humane Society on Saturday morning with people waiting to take part in the free adoption day, when a total of 104 cats and dogs found new homes.
Budget approved in House with minimum number of votes needed
June 1, 2013
The Kansas House on Saturday approved a $14.5 billion budget despite concerns raised about cuts to higher education and the state prison system, and placing those with developmental disabilities under KanCare. By Scott Rothschild
Police investigating shooting in parking lot of Lawrence McDonald’s
04:06 p.m., June 1, 2013 Updated 04:31 p.m.
Lawrence police are investigating a shooting in the parking lot of McDonald’s, 4911 W. 6th St., at 3 p.m. today.
Lawrence man arrested for DUI, illegal carrying of gun
June 1, 2013
A 28-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of DUI and illegal carrying of a firearm.
South Carolina man arrested for aggravated battery in Lawrence Friday
June 1, 2013
A 22-year-old South Carolina man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery in Lawrence Friday.
Meriden man injured in one-vehicle ATV accident
June 1, 2013
A man was injured in a one-vehicle ATV accident Friday just before 9 p.m.
Budget advances with ‘devastating’ cuts to KU
June 1, 2013
Kansas University Medical Center will lose at least 30 nursing student slots and 15 residency positions and the Lawrence campus will lose 38 faculty positions under budget cuts advancing Saturday through the Legislature, a KU official said. By Scott Rothschild
City girls make all-region soccer
June 1, 2013
Girls soccer players from Free State and Lawrence high schools made it on Class 6A’s All-Central Region teams.
Firebird Fred Wyatt wowed by Northwestern
June 1, 2013
During a Memorial Day weekend trip to visit Northwestern University, Free State High senior Fred Wyatt realized he wanted the Big Ten football program, located in Evanston, Ill, just north of downtown Chicago, to be his future home. By Benton Smith
QB to be: Two candidates vying to replace Brad Strauss as Lawrence High quarterback
June 1, 2013
It has been awhile since Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd had to worry about picking a starting quarterback. The past three seasons, the presence of Brad Strauss eliminated the need for an all-out competition. By Benton Smith
Weary Royals end May with loss
June 1, 2013
Derek Holland struck out eight over seven innings to wrap up his undefeated month for the Texas Rangers in a 7-2 victory Friday night over the weary Kansas City Royals.
25 years ago: For third year in a row, threat of rain drives LHS graduation indoors
June 1, 2013
About 30 of the seniors popped open brightly-colored umbrellas early in the commencement in protest of the move.
40 years ago: Truck driver runs vehicle into yard to avoid hitting child
June 1, 2013
A Lawrence area family was thankful this morning for the quick reflexes of a truck driver.
100 years ago: Grandfather wins appeal in custody battle
June 1, 2013
“This will probably settle the case although there is some talk of taking it to the supreme court of Kansas.”
Around and About for June 1, 2013
June 1, 2013
An open house is scheduled for June 16 to celebrate Mary Gauthier’s 90th year. She is a longtime Lawrence High business teacher. The event, organized by the Gauthier family, will be from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. Second St. In lieu of gifts, donations may be made to a Mary Gauthier Scholarship for a graduating LHS senior interested in further education in the business and technical field.
Lawrence City Commission agenda for June 4 meeting
June 1, 2013
6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence City Hall
Opinion: Bringing end to war is an Obama fantasy
June 1, 2013 in print edition on A9
Nice thought. But much as Obama would like to close his eyes, click his heels three times and declare the war on terror over, war is a two-way street. That’s what history advises: Two sides to fight it, two to end it. By surrender (World War II), by armistice (Korea and Vietnam) or when the enemy simply disappears from the field (the Cold War).
Little Miss Perfect
June 1, 2013
It’s an age-old playground taunt, but now it’s high praise in the Douglas County Amateur Baseball Association’s 10-and-under National League: “You throw like a girl!” That’s because the only girl in the league throws better than just about any of the boys. By Tom Keegan
Simons’ Saturday Column: Interim dean pushed KU engineering school forward
June 1, 2013
The question of what makes a top-flight university can be answered a number of ways, but, in the end, most observers are likely to say a superior faculty is the most critical factor.
Opinion: Is Biden taking lead in Latin America?
June 1, 2013 in print edition on A8
Perhaps Secretary of State John Kerry’s lack of attention to Latin America might not be so bad after all. It is moving Vice President Joe Biden to get more involved with the region, and may help turn U.S.-Latin American relations into a White House foreign policy priority.
Horoscopes for June 1
June 1, 2013
For Saturday, June 1: This year you express unusual enthusiasm for life, networking and people in general. Your high energy accompanies this exuberance. If you are single, your best bet is not to look for a relationship; instead, remain open to the possibility, and you will meet someone in an unexpected way. If you are attached, you will move into a new realm where you infuse your relationship with more vitality.