Archive for Friday, June 7, 2013

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Relay for Life tries for challenging goal
June 7, 2013
Seventy-six teams and 866 participants walked around the track at Free State High School from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday, representing the idea that cancer doesn’t sleep. The goal of this year’s Relay for Life is to raise $190,000 for the American Cancer Society. By Nikki Wentling
Lawrence man charged with stealing motorist’s eyeglasses in road rage incident
June 7, 2013
Douglas County prosecutors have charged a 48-year-old Lawrence man with robbery after he allegedly attacked a fellow motorist during a road rage incident Thursday afternoon, striking the victim and stealing his eyeglasses.
School board to review architectural bids
June 7, 2013
The Lawrence school board will review bids from architects and consider awarding contracts for some of the projects being funded with the $92.5 million bond issue. The board meets at 7 p.m. Monday. By Peter Hancock
1,500 competitors expected for Sunday’s Ironman triathlon
June 7, 2013
More than 1,000 athletes are traveling to Lawrence to compete in the Ironman triathlon this weekend, including a triathlon world champion and a retired NFL player. By Nicole Wentling
Lawrence City Commission agenda for June 11 meeting
June 7, 2013
6:35 p.m. Tuesday, City Hall
KU basketball Late Night set for Oct. 4
June 7, 2013
The Kansas University men’s and women’s basketball teams will celebrate the beginning of the 2013-14 season a bit earlier this season, with the 29th annual Late Night in the Phog set for Friday, Oct. 4, in Allen Fieldhouse.
City wins $1.2 million grant to restore Santa Fe depot in East Lawrence
June 7, 2013
Lawrence officials have been awarded a federal transportation grant that will pay for 80 percent of the approximately $1.5 million cost of renovating the Santa Fe depot in East Lawrence. By Chad Lawhorn
Kansas governor’s chief spokeswoman taking lottery job
June 7, 2013
The most visible member of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s staff is leaving next month to become the state Lottery’s deputy director.
Lawrence police seeking two men in connection with Saturday incident at Lawrence McDonald’s
01:27 p.m., June 7, 2013 Updated 03:13 p.m.
Lawrence police have identified two suspects that they are seeking in connection with a Saturday disturbance in which a witness reported a gunshot fired in the parking lot of a Lawrence McDonald’s at 4911 W. Sixth St. By Ian Cummings
Amid budget cuts to higher education, KU gets funding for adult stem cell center
June 7, 2013
As Kansas University officials bemoaned legislative budget cuts, Kansas Board of Regents member Ed McKechnie wondered if those cuts could be alleviated somewhat by diverting funds that KU received in another area but didn’t request. McKechnie, of Arcadia, was talking about the $2 million allocated over two years to start and run the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center at the KU Medical Center. By Scott Rothschild
Surprise visit makes Jayhawk fan’s day
June 7, 2013
Barb Parker, single mother of former Douglas County Jayhawks Special Olympics basketball team star Tony Parker, was eating dinner with her favorite player when the doorbell rang Sunday around 7 p.m.
Royals rally past Twins
June 7, 2013
The Royals beat the Minnesota Twins, 7-3, on Thursday night and won back-to-back games for the first time since May 4-5.
Raiders fall in Jewell tournament
June 7, 2013
Shane Willoughby went 3-for-4 with a double, but the Lawrence Raiders fell to the K.C. Bullets, 5-4, on Thursday night in the William Jewell baseball showcase at Missouri Western.
Lawrence cyclist wins DK200 again
June 7, 2013
When Lawrence’s Dan Hughes crossed the finish line Saturday to win the Dirty Kanza 200 race in downtown Emporia, he broke out in a huge smile after winning the event for the fourth time in seven tries. By Jesse Newell
No time to lose: Transfer Tarik Black already working hard
June 7, 2013
It hasn’t taken Kansas University basketball newcomer Tarik Black long to invest himself fully in strength coach Andrea Hudy’s weight program. By Gary Bedore
KU women cling to Outdoor lead
June 7, 2013
Kansas University junior Jessica Maroszek placed fourth in the discus Thursday, and KU’s women’s track and field team held onto the lead after two days of the NCAA Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field.
Opinion: WSU should hire Kevin Hooper
June 7, 2013
His name is Kevin Hooper, and if he’s not named the next baseball coach at Wichita State, score it a swing and a miss for the Shockers. By Tom Keegan
25 years ago: Two-hour meters proposed for Mass Street
June 7, 2013
At a cost of $16 per meter, the replacement project would cost about $5,000.
Letter: Not California
June 7, 2013
Mr. Coan needs to do a little more research about becoming a “solar power capital” like Lancaster, Calif. (Public Forum, May 31). Lancaster is in the Mojave Desert. It boasts 350 days of sunshine a year, and that is pretty accurate.
Letter: Sinking state
June 7, 2013
The governor is the admiral of the Titanic. He has decided, along with the Republican leadership, that the wealthy will float free in the lifeboats while the poor go down with the ship.
Letter: War on people
June 7, 2013
We as taxpayers have wasted hundreds of billions of dollars on the miserable failure we call the War On Drugs, but instead of learning from our mistakes, we continue to celebrate our follies with articles like the one that recently appeared in your paper.
Editiorial: Big Brother
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on DNA swabs is another indication of our waning right to privacy.
June 7, 2013
In another 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has spoken. It has said that it’s all right for police to take a DNA swab from anyone they arrest and put the results into the National DNA Index System, where it becomes part of the federal Combined DNA Index System, the FBI program that supports criminal justice DNA databases.
Opinion: Rice skills may complement Obama’s
June 7, 2013 in print edition on A8
Think of Susan Rice as the president’s assertive kid sister. Where he’s cool and deferential, she’s boisterous and sometimes abrasive. Where he avoids public confrontation, she often relishes it. They have different styles, but make no mistake: What Rice says out loud is often what Obama is thinking privately.
40 years ago: Local woman proclaims appreciation of young people
June 7, 2013
“On television they say college kids are on dope. But these kids aren’t.”
100 years ago: Many KU students sad to leave Lawrence
June 7, 2013
“These are ‘Good-bye’ days in Lawrence.”
Horoscopes for June 7
June 7, 2013
For Friday, June 7: This year you attract new people. Stop and think before you confide in someone and tell him or her things that normally would take you years to reveal. If you are single, this person could be someone you might start to date. If you are attached, you notice how often you and your sweetie are on different planes.
Chiefs wrap up offseason program
June 7, 2013
John Dorsey had a vision for what the Kansas City Chiefs should look like when the longtime Packers personnel man was hired as their general manager in January.
How former Jayhawks fared in Game 1 of NBA Finals
June 7, 2013
Here’s a look at how Mario Chalmers fared in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.