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Opinion: Kansas’ Lindsay Vollmer multiple threat
June 9, 2013
Champions all start somewhere. Technically, Kansas University sophomore Lindsay Vollmer started on her way toward a national championship in the heptathlon at the age of 8, when she took up track and field, the sport her parents competed in during college. By Tom Keegan
Hero’s welcome: KU track title, turnout exceed expectations
June 9, 2013
On a breezy and sunny summer Sunday, nearly 500 KU fans headed inside and filled the north end’s lower level at Allen Fieldhouse, rising to their feet when Andrea Geubelle and senior sprinter Paris Daniels led the Kansas women’s track and field team from the southwest tunnel to the north end, the national-title trophy in tow. By Matt Tait
How former Jayhawks fared in Game 2 of NBA Finals
June 9, 2013
Here’s a look at how Mario Chalmers fared in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
Police investigating death of Ottawa woman
June 9, 2013
The Ottawa Police Department is investigating the death of a 29-year-old woman after responding to a report of a dead body found in an apartment.
Ironman 70.3 Kansas triathlon attracts many to Clinton State Park
June 9, 2013
Two years ago, Ben Postlethwait participated in the Ironman 70.3 Kansas triathlon. At the time, he was suffering symptoms of Hodgkin’s lymphoma — he just didn’t know it yet. Five months after that “frustrating” finish, he was diagnosed. Now, he said he is feeling “100 percent.” And on Sunday, just over a year after his chemo ended, Postlethwait met his goal, completing the same Ironman triathlon in under 7 hours. By Nikki Wentling
Opinion: Simple caring now seems controversial
June 9, 2013 in print edition on A9
I cannot write this the way I want. Doing so would invade the privacy of too many people. But I can’t be silent, either. Last week, you see, President Obama spoke before a conference of mental health advocates at the White House. It is necessary, he said, to remove the stigma of mental illness and make sure “people aren’t suffering in silence,” that they know they are not alone, but are supported by the rest of us as they face this challenge.
25 years ago: Old fraternity house razed for new structure
June 9, 2013
Workers this week began the demolishing the 65-year-old Phi Delta Theta house.
40 years ago: Lawrence resident responds to energy crisis by building windmill
June 9, 2013
Windmills are “very faithful in Kansas, where the wind is always blowing.”
Wheel Genius: Roadwork planned for this week
June 9, 2013
Roadwork planned for the week of June 9.
Editorial: Veto options
Gov. Brownback should take whatever steps are available to him to mitigate the damaging budget cuts to higher education.
June 9, 2013
Members of the Kansas Board of Regents have a right to be outraged about funding cuts inflicted on higher education by the Kansas Legislature.
Opinion: Israeli leader has viable peace plan
June 9, 2013 in print edition on A9
For skeptics who doubt a peace deal between the Israelis and Palestinians is still possible, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert argued passionately this week that now is the moment — and his plan is the answer.
Have electronic medical records worked as advertised?
June 9, 2013
Technology-averse doctors are becoming a rare breed: those who haven’t yet switched to electronic medical records. But almost five years after the digital push began, have electronic health records helped provide better, less expensive care? By Giles Bruce
Sculpture exhibition to spotlight local artists
June 9, 2013
After 5-year-old Caden White died from cancer in 2009, his father, Darin, created a sculpture in his memory. The artist is now sharing that highly personal piece of art with the community. White is one of eight artists taking part in this year’s Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition.
Regents, Legislature going in opposite directions on higher education funding
June 9, 2013
Robba Moran — a member of the Kansas Board of Regents and wife of U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan. — says that when her husband comes home to Hays on the weekend, the two of them have a whinefest. He whines about federal agencies. Her whine? “I have a Legislature that doesn’t seem to value education,” she says. Robba Moran, a Republican, and other Republicans and Democrats on the regents last week blasted the Legislature for cutting the higher education budget. By Scott Rothschild
Lied Center kicks off single ticket sales for anniversary season
June 9, 2013
For everyone who isn’t buying Lied Center season tickets this year, tickets to individual shows go on sale this week. The Lied is kicking off its 20th anniversary season public ticket sales Monday morning with a radio celebration and special offers.
Lawrence author honored for historical fiction work in national contest
June 9, 2013
Lawrence author Tom Mach earned recognition in this year’s International Book Awards for his novel, “Angels at Sunset.”
100 years ago: Heat wave gives way to unseasonably cold weather
June 9, 2013
“In many houses there were furnaces lighted and in many others the people shivered all day.”
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: The hidden survivors of Quantrill’s Raid
June 9, 2013
If you love Lawrence, researchers are finding clues that may spark a point of historic pride: William Quantrill didn’t take as much from us as we thought he did. By Chad Lawhorn
Horoscopes for June 9
June 9, 2013
For Sunday, June 9: This year you are unusually fortunate, both personally and financially. Play it conservatively with money that is coming in, because good luck doesn’t last forever. If you are single, you attract many potential sweeties. If you are attached, the two of you get into loving life together, which strengthens the bond that exists between you.