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Ritch, Ritchie Price savor second father-son stint with KU baseball
June 15, 2013
Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price and his son, KU assistant coach Ritchie, are enjoying their second stretch together in the Jayhawks’ dugout. Ritchie returned to Lawrence to work with his father after a successful career as a KU shortstop and a three-season stint as South Dakota State’s head coach. By Matt Tait
Rays’ Cobb hit by line drive
June 15, 2013
The Kansas City Royals wouldn’t typically feel relief after losing a game. But once they learned that Tampa Bay right-hander Alex Cobb sustained only a mild concussion after taking a line drive to the head, Saturday’s 5-3 loss to the Rays was an afterthought.
Symphony in the Flint Hills combines history, tradition at Fort Riley
June 15, 2013
The eighth annual Symphony in the Flint Hills brought the calm peace of the Plains and the harmonious sounds of the Kansas City Symphony to historic Fort Riley Saturday.
Four Ottawa residents transported to hospitals after accident on U.S. Highway 59
06:56 p.m., June 15, 2013 Updated 05:47 p.m.
A two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 59 caused four passengers to be transported to area hospitals, Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Neil Stanley said.
Cat enthusiasts gather for annual show
June 15, 2013
Taylor, a 2-year-old Ragdoll cat, sat on a pedestal as judge Murlene Priest looked him over at the KC Midwest Cat Club Show on Saturday. Taylor, also referred to as “Tater Tot,” received the top award in his ring for the second time that day. His owner, Marlys Bartling, smiled, gave him a pat, and took him back to his cage to rejoin his pal Rio. Ninety-seven cats and their owners congregated at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Saturday for the first day of competition.
Thunderstorms moving through Jefferson and Douglas counties
June 15, 2013
Strong thunderstorms are expected to move across portions of southeastern Jefferson and Douglas Counties Saturday afternoon.
Andrew Wiggins arrives in Lawrence, will begin summer school this week
03:57 p.m., June 15, 2013 Updated 11:52 p.m.
The buzz started late Saturday morning when Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self told his campers that prize freshman forward Andrew Wiggins of Toronto was en route to KC International Airport. Just a few hours later, the country’s No. 1-rated recruiting prospect in the Class of 2013 was on KU’s campus, as confirmed to the Journal-World by Self. By Gary Bedore
Brownback signs two-year budget, with exceptions
12:56 p.m., June 15, 2013 Updated 12:12 a.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback signed a two-year budget into law Saturday, but he line-item vetoed the Department of Corrections budget for 2015.
KU rowing adds nine signees
June 15, 2013
Kansas University rowing coach Rob Catloth announced the addition of nine rowers to the roster.
Kansas women 8th in Cup
June 15, 2013
Kansas University’s women’s athletics moved up 10 spots to a tie for No. 8 in the Capital One Cup standings, which track the athletic fortunes of all Div. I colleges.
Raiders split doubleheader
June 15, 2013
The Lawrence Raiders split a baseball doubleheader with Fayetteville, Ark., on Friday at Lawrence High. By Benton Smith
Ryan Robertson comes ‘full-circle’
Former Jayhawk guard bonds with son at Self’s parent/child camp
June 15, 2013
Ryan Robertson, who attended Roy Williams’ Kansas University Basketball Camp as a freshman at St. Charles (Mo.) West High, on Friday was back in Allen Fieldhouse for Bill Self’s Parent/Child camp. By Gary Bedore
Red-hot Royals upend Rays
June 15, 2013
Kansas City Royals pitchers are enjoying a record-breaking run of success, and now the offense is joining in on the fun.
Decisions, decisions: Free State’s Khadre Lane turning heads in football, too, to go with basketball reputation
June 15, 2013
Pretty much ever since he first grew comfortable dribbling and shooting, Khadre Lane has identified himself as a basketball player. As he approaches his senior year at Free State High, though, others have begun to look at him in another light. By Benton Smith
100 years ago: Baseball game, hot-air balloon, concert, fireworks all planned for Glorious Fourth
June 15, 2013
“This is going to be a time when a man and his family can have a big day of enjoyment without spending a cent.”
Faith Forum: Where would you draw the line between religious fervor and unhealthy obsession?
June 15, 2013
The Rev. Matt Sturtevant and Dennis Karpowitz, emeritus associate professor of psychology at Kansas University, answer.
Horoscopes for June 15
June 15, 2013
For Saturday, June 15: This year you work on your patience. You will experience a lot of frustration as you discover the difficult nature of this virtue. If you are single, expect many ups and downs in a new relationship. If you are attached, be more patient with your sweetie.
25 years ago: Lawrence man wins car in national sweepstakes
June 15, 2013
“I happened to be one of the lucky ones.”
40 years ago: Clinton reservoir vital for future water needs, official says
June 15, 2013
The Clinton Reservoir was under construction about four miles southwest of Lawrence.
Letter: Track trip
June 15, 2013
My husband and I very much enjoyed the coverage given to the KU women’s track and field team winning the NCAA Outdoor National Championship.
Letter: Energy folly
June 15, 2013
The purveyors of ethanol-blended fuels complain that they are facing difficult and expensive regulations to follow in order to sell their product.
Letter: New saying
June 15, 2013
“Beginning July 1, a new state law is expected to more than cut in half the number of Lawrence properties that will require a historic preservation review as part of the development process.” (Journal-World, June 12) That story reminded me of a saying from my youth.
Opinion: Security over privacy not a false choice
June 15, 2013 in print edition on A9
Thirty-five years ago in United States v. Choate, the courts ruled that the Postal Service may record “mail cover,” i.e., what’s written on the outside of an envelope — the addresses of sender and receiver. The National Security Agency’s recording of U.S. phone data does basically that with the telephone. It records who is calling whom — the outside of the envelope, as it were. The content of the conversation, however, is like the letter inside the envelope. It may not be opened without a court order.