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Joel Embiid happily signs for campers
June 16, 2013
Seated at a table with freshman teammate Brannen Greene to his left and Andrew Wiggins to his right, Joel Embiid bent over, closed his eyes and placed his head on the hard surface Sunday afternoon in Kansas University’s Booth Family Hall of Athletics. By Gary Bedore
Remembering Lila: Baseball helps FSHS assistant cope
June 16, 2013
Immersed in grief over the death of his daughter, Lila, Free State High baseball assistant coach Nolan Deitrich found an outlet for his sorrow in the game he grew up playing. By Benton Smith
How former Jayhawks fared in Game 5 of NBA Finals
June 16, 2013
How Miami’s Mario Chalmers fared in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
Opinion: Redskins mascot can’t be justified
June 16, 2013 in print edition on A9
See if this makes sense to you: For years, I’ve argued with certain African-American people about their insistence upon using the so-called N-word which, to my ears, is, inalterably, a statement of self-loathing. They say I don’t understand. They say the word no longer means what it has always meant. They say it’s just a friendly fraternal greeting.
Heads-up play saves 5-3 Lawrence Raiders victory
June 16, 2013
Lawrence Raiders catcher Lee McMahon helped save a 5-3 victory on Saturday afternoon at Lawrence High by simply paying attention. By Jesse Newell
Former KU guard Sherron Collins working on pro comeback
June 16, 2013
Former Kansas University guard Sherron Collins has been in town the past several weeks, trying to shed some pounds and rejuvenate his hoops career. By Gary Bedore
New farmers’ market finding its footing
June 16, 2013
Many West Lawrence residents are happy to once again have an outlet for fresh, locally produced food on their side of town. The Clinton Parkway Nursery Farmers Market, 4900 Clinton Parkway, has been slowly growing in popularity since opening last month, trying to gain a footing in a part of the city that hasn’t had luck keeping farmers markets around in recent years. The new market takes place Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. through Aug. 31. By Giles Bruce
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: When fathers and sons are never too old to play
June 16, 2013
It’s a high-stakes horseshoe game. This year, there will be nearly 60 men in total drawn to the pits. There will be brothers against brothers, cousins against cousins, uncles against nephews, and every combination in between. Those stakes are high enough, but there’s a pairing that takes it to an even higher level: Father versus son. By Chad Lawhorn
Housing organizations team with artists to explore concept of ‘Nesting’
June 16, 2013
What does it mean to live in a nest, a home or interior? The Lawrence Percolator has teamed up with two community housing organizations to answer through art.
Triple threat: Young trio wins national music competition
June 16, 2013
A Lawrence-based music trio is performing in New York City Sunday after winning Grand Prize in the 2013 National Young Artists Chamber Music and Ensemble Competition, sponsored by the National League of Performing Arts.
100 years ago: Picnic for ‘past-75ers’ to be held tomorrow
June 16, 2013
“It is no place for a grouch. If you have one leave it at home, but come along and have a good time.”
Mask collection brings personality to new theater’s lobby
June 16, 2013
The walls of Eleanor Woodyard’s study suddenly seem very, very bare. More than 180 colorfully adorned visitors from across the globe that once smiled, frowned and grimaced at Woodyard and her late husband have taken up residency elsewhere — a place they’ll undoubtedly be able to make more friends.
Odd ‘drawings of little note’ make public debut in offbeat gallery
June 16, 2013
Michael Krueger teaches art at Kansas University, has exhibited and lectured internationally and had work featured in art publications in major U.S. cities. But no one’s ever written about his bizarre, palm-sized (and some pinkie-sized) cutout “drawings of little note” — no one’s ever really seen them.
Horoscopes for June 16
June 16, 2013
For Sunday, June 16: This year you often send out mixed signals without intending to. You might want to relax more, yet you will make a fuss when people make a mistake. If you are single, and you’re seeking a partner, this behavior could push others away. If you are attached, you will hear about your critical manner.
Endangered whooping cranes in middle of fight over management of Quivira National Wildlife Refuge
June 16, 2013
For the whooping crane, the tallest bird in North America and one of the rarest, the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is a welcome sight. But a proposal to expand opportunities to hunt other animals at the refuge is opposed by birdwatchers who say the whoopers will be at risk. By Scott Rothschild
LHS students head to national forensics tournament
June 16, 2013
Four students from Lawrence High School will compete next week in the National Forensics League’s national tournament in Birmingham, Ala. They qualified by placing first or second in their events at a district tournament in April. By Peter Hancock
25 years ago: Lawrence resident celebrates birthday with long bike ride
June 16, 2013
He was commemorating his 72nd birthday with a 72-mile ride.
40 years ago: First library book sale successful, organizers say
June 16, 2013
About $900 worth of books and records had been sold on the first evening.
Wheel Genius: Roadwork planned for this week
June 16, 2013
Roadwork planned for the week of June 16.
Best of Lawrence 2013: The Results
June 16, 2013
Ask Lawrence residents for an opinion, and they’ll sure give it — especially if it’s about the best place for a sandwich, a cold beverage or a hot deal. More than 7,500 ballots — a record — were cast in the lawrence.com 2013 Best of Lawrence contest. Voters picked winners in more than 130 categories spread out among five broad topics: Community, Food, Going Out, Retail and Services.
Editorial: KCC controversy
New allegations of improper decisions being made behind closed doors, along with the sudden departure of its executive director, indicate all is not well at the state’s top utility regulatory agency.
June 16, 2013
The Kansas Corporation Commission is getting entirely too much attention these days, and the publicity is reflecting poorly on the state.
Local dads take different paths to fatherhood
June 16, 2013
For this Father’s Day, the Journal-World spotlights a few of the dads in Douglas County who have overcome challenges to be supportive, present dads. While they have taken different paths to fatherhood and raise their children differently, they all hope for the same outcome: to be positive, loving role models to their sons and daughters. By Giles Bruce
Victor Continental prepares for ‘big finish’
June 16, 2013
Lawrence’s long-running sketch comedy and musical show hosted by incorrigible European playboy Victor Continental will soon be coming to an end.
Really big show
Theatre Lawrence’s new building big enough for everyone — and then some
June 16, 2013
There are a lot of words that could describe Theatre Lawrence’s new $7.2 million building at 4660 Bauer Farm Drive: beautiful, impressive, exciting. But there’s one that does it best: Big.
Opinion: Morality ‘wars’ undermine Constitution
June 16, 2013 in print edition on A9
In May 1918, with America embroiled in the First World War, Iowa’s Gov. William Lloyd Harding dealt a blow against Germany. His Babel Proclamation — that was its title; you cannot make this stuff up — decreed: “Conversation in public places, on trains and over the telephone should be in the English language.” The proscription included church services, funerals and pretty much everything else.