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Raiders win 2 in tourney
June 8, 2013
The Lawrence Raiders took two games at the William Jewell baseball showcase at Missouri Western on Saturday.
Ex-Lion Albert Minnis goes in 25th round
June 8, 2013
The Houston Astros used the first pick of the 25th round of the Major League Baseball free-agent draft to select Wichita State junior left-handed pitcher Albert Minnis, who led Lawrence High to the Class 6A state title his junior season.
Jayhawks popular in MLB draft
June 8, 2013
Five current and former Kansas University baseball players and one future Jayhawk were selected during the third day of the 2013 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft on Saturday.
Santana notches 100th win
June 8, 2013
Ervin Santana plans to give the ball from his 100th career win to his mother.
Ex-Jayhawk Tunde Bakare starts fitness site
June 8, 2013
Although his training-camp invitation from the Chicago Bears did not lead to a contract, former Kansas University linebacker Tunde Bakare remains on the Bears’ potential-call-ups list and hopes to get another chance at professional football. By Matt Tait
Andrew Wiggins on his way
June 8, 2013
One unexpected piece of news at Bill’s Basketball Boogie raised the party atmosphere to a fever pitch on Saturday night at Abe & Jake’s Landing: news that Canadian freshman sensation Andrew Wiggins likely will be on campus for summer school Monday or Tuesday. By Gary Bedore
Kansas AD relishes title
June 8, 2013
Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger shook the hand of women’s track coach Stanley Redwine and hugged him after Redwine’s Jayhawks on Saturday won the NCAA Outdoor title at University of Oregon’s track.
Opinion: Stanley Redwine best coach in nation
June 8, 2013
He won’t say it, so someone else must: Kansas has the best track and field coach in the nation. By Tom Keegan
Church offers language classes to promote diversity
June 8, 2013
Sabi Rongish didn’t experience complete culture shock when she moved to the United States from her native South Korea a little over two years ago. Rongish spoke some English, and her husband is from Kansas, so they had visited his family and taken vacations here several times. Rongish wasn’t overwhelmed, but she still had a lot of adjusting to do. She wanted to learn better English and know more about the American way of life. For Rongish and other immigrants in the Lawrence area, Plymouth Congregational Church is providing help. The church hosts English classes for non-English speakers as well as low-cost Spanish classes for the community. It’s part of the church’s efforts to offer hospitality and become more culturally diverse. By Meagan Thomas
Mock funeral crowd mourns ‘death’ of Kansas
June 8, 2013
About 150 people, most wearing black and carrying signs, lined up two-by-two and marched south on Massachusetts Street on Saturday in a mock funeral procession for the state of Kansas. By Nicole Wentling
Andrew Wiggins expected to be in Lawrence this week
Frosh sensation won’t be playing summer ball for Canada
June 8, 2013
Andrew Wiggins is expected to arrive in Lawrence this week, coach Bill Self says.
KU wins NCAA women’s track title
05:43 p.m., June 8, 2013 Updated 11:35 p.m.
Kansas University has won its first NCAA women’s track title. The top-ranked Jayhawks had 60 points to hold off runner-up Texas A&M (44) and Oregon (43).
Football notebook: Jayhawks land on early preseason lists
June 8, 2013
The arrival of June often marks the beginning of the prediction season for the upcoming college football campaign, and the first batch of predictions regarding the Big 12 Conference are now out. Notes by Matt Tait
Kansas Athletics budget, revenue on the rise
June 8, 2013
Kansas Athletics Inc., the operating arm of the Kansas University athletic department, on Friday approved a proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year that is $5.4 million dollars — or 7 percent — higher than the one it worked with during 2013.
Selden: Nothing painful about process of picking KU
01:09 a.m., June 8, 2013 Updated 05:00 p.m.
Kansas University freshman Wayne Selden says picking KU was an easy choice once he visited for Late Night in the Phog. By Gary Bedore
FSHS football forced to replace stars in secondary
June 8, 2013
After four days of football camp this week at Free State High School, coach Bob Lisher knows the biggest holes in the defense could be in the secondary. Although senior free safety Joe Dineen still roams the field looking to dish out punishment, the Firebirds lost the services of recent graduates Kyle McFarland and Demarko Bobo on the corners. By Benton Smith
KU golfer ties for 15th at LPGA Thailand
June 8, 2013
Kansas University women’s golfer Thanuttra Boonraksasat shot a 1-under par 71 on Friday and finished tied for 15th at the Singha-Sat Thai LPGA Championship at Black Mountain Golf Course. Her 5-over 221 for the three-round tournament tied the Bangkok, Thailand, native for third among the 25 amateurs in the field.
Raiders fall, 4-1, at Missouri Western showcase
June 8, 2013
Ryan Cantrell pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings in relief, but the Lawrence Raiders fell to the Smithville Warriors, 4-1, on Friday in the William Jewell baseball showcase at Missouri Western.
Harmon-Thomas wins heptathlon at Great Southwest Classic
June 8, 2013
Free State High track star Alexa Harmon-Thomas won the heptathlon Friday at the Great Southwest Track & Field Classic.
Pro women’s golfers set for LCC charity pro-am
June 8, 2013
Eleven women from the Symetra professional golf tour, one step away from the LPGA, will compete today and Sunday in the Northwestern Mutual charity pro-am at Lawrence Country Club. By Tom Keegan
KU’s Vollmer wins NCAA Outdoor heptathlon title; women’s team still leads
June 8, 2013
Kansas University sophomore Lindsay Vollmer is a national champion, an honor she hopes to share with her teammates today. Vollmer earned the first individual outdoor title in program history Friday with a dominant performance in the heptathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Vollmer’s performance helped extend the Jayhawks’ lead in the women’s team standings with one day to go.
Brownback weighs decision on higher ed cuts
June 8, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback said Friday that he’s reviewing “all options” for lessening cuts in higher education spending approved by Kansas legislators, but his choices appear to be limited.
25 years ago: No evidence of graves found at planned roadway site
June 8, 2013
The city was planning to build East Hills Drive, an internal street in the industrial park, in about a month.
Selden: Picking KU easy process
June 8, 2013
The recruiting process for five-star, Top 20-ranked high school boys basketball players can be long, drawn out, excruciatingly painful for those players, their parents and fans.
Royals win third straight, 4-2 over Astros
June 8, 2013
Eric Hosmer wasn’t sure whether he could score from first when Billy Butler roped a pitch down the third-base line, so he put his head down and sprinted as fast as he could.
Letter: True conservatism?
June 8, 2013
Well, I certainly am excited with the developments in Topeka. According to Kansas Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan and Gov. Sam Brownback, this state is destined to be a shining example of true conservatism in action.
Letter: Sacred wetlands
June 8, 2013
Adelv unegv Waya, a 49-year-old Cherokee, was 20-something when a doctor said he was “retarded.” At Washington University’s highly rated Brown School of Social Welfare he uses another name, Dr. David Patterson. Once he was an alcoholic high school dropout, literally “processing sewer excrement” all day.
100 years ago: YMCA swimming program catches on
June 8, 2013
“Some of the boys were rather timid at first and refused to get their feet wet.”
Letter: Surprise!
June 8, 2013
Well! Well! Well! Surprise! Surprise! Lawrence needs a new $24 million police headquarters facility (probable sales or property tax increase), and the city needs to pay its share to add four dispatchers to the 911 center (probable property tax increase).
Horoscopes for June 8
June 8, 2013
For Saturday, June 8: This year a new beginning becomes possible that will have big impact on your life. You easily connect with others. If you are single, there is a strong chance that your status will change. If you are attached, you will rekindle your romance and start acting like newlyweds.
40 years ago: No art works damaged in KU museum fire
June 8, 2013
Four fire trucks had answered the alarm.