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Tyrel Reed relishes chance to play at camp
June 21, 2013
An onlooker who watched Tyrel Reed hit seven threes in a pair of Bill Self campers games in successive weeks wondered where the former Kansas University shooting guard would be playing basketball next season. “I’m done,” Reed said. By Gary Bedore
Happy anniversary: Charlie Weis fundraiser star-studded affair
June 21, 2013
On the 21st anniversary of their wedding night, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis and his wife, Maura, celebrated by honoring the 10th anniversary of the charity that changed their lives. By Matt Tait
Coach calls national tournament success for Lawrence
05:55 p.m., June 21, 2013 Updated 06:00 p.m.
Four Lawrence High School students are returning this weekend from the National Forensic League tournament in Birmingham, Ala. With three of the four advancing into elimination rounds, coach Jeff Plinsky is calling it the most successful national tournament ever for Lawrence High. By Peter Hancock
Transit officials steer Missoula visitors in the right direction
June 21, 2013
Transit officials from Missoula, Mont., are driving down the same road Kansas University and the City of Lawrence did just a few years ago. Transit managers from Missoula and the University of Montana visited Lawrence Thursday to learn more about the city’s joint university-city public transit program.
Lawrence City Commission agenda for June 25 meeting
June 21, 2013
6:35 p.m. Tuesday Lawrence City Hall
Local bridge players partake in 15-hour matches to raise money for Alzheimer’s research
June 21, 2013
Jan O’Connor figures playing bridge for 15 straight hours on Friday ought to increase her odds that she’ll get a few good turns of the cards. But what she is certain of is that more than 100 bridge players across Lawrence will turn more than a few good deeds for Alzheimer’s research. By Chad Lawhorn
Kansas doctors file suit over anti-abortion law
03:56 p.m., June 21, 2013 Updated 12:02 a.m.
TOPEKA — Two Kansas doctors filed a lawsuit Friday in state court seeking to overturn a sweeping new anti-abortion law set to take effect in July, only a day after Planned Parenthood attacked portions of that law in a federal lawsuit.
Thieves entering unlocked garages in rash of burglaries across city, police say
June 21, 2013
Lawrence police are asking residents to keep their garage doors closed and locked as they investigate a pattern of burglaries across the city. In the past month, thieves have taken advantage of unlocked garages to steal more than $12,000 in tools, bicycles and other items in a series of at least eight burglaries identified by a crime analyst with the Lawrence Police Department. In all but one of those cases, the garage door was unlocked, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a police department spokesman.
New charges filed against 75-year-old Lawrence man in sex crime case
June 21, 2013
Douglas County prosecutors have filed new charges against a 75-year-old Lawrence man facing trial on charges of sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl, alleging that he also possessed sexually explicit images of the child. By Ian Cummings
KU interviewing candidates for top diversity job
June 21, 2013
Two finalists to be Kansas University’s new diversity chief visited campus this week, with two more to follow next week.
“Little Free Library” encourages reading, community spirit
June 21, 2013
A bookcase with a note reading, “Little Free Library” sits at the edge of the lawn at 2006 Quail Drive, but don’t drive off with it thinking you have scored a free piece of furniture. By Caitlin Doornbos
Arts advocate says decision by Commerce will delay funding for Kansas arts organizations
June 21, 2013
Art advocate criticizes a move by the Kansas Department of Commerce to roll over $400,000 in state arts funds into the next two fiscal years. By Scott Rothschild
James, Heat repeat as NBA champs; Chalmers wins second ring
June 21, 2013
LeBron James and the Miami Heat remain atop the NBA, and not even a proud push from the San Antonio Spurs could knock them down. James led the Heat to their second straight title, scoring 37 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in a 95-88 victory Thursday night in a tense Game 7 that was tight until Miami pulled away in the final minute.
Offenses stall; Raiders tie after 13 innings
June 21, 2013
When Lawrence Raiders leadoff hitter CJ Stuever opened the game with a triple down the right-field line Thursday morning at Hoglund Ballpark, he and his teammates assumed scoring runs in bunches and winning their Jayhawk Classic opener against the Kansas City Bullets wouldn’t be too much to ask. Thirteen innings and more than two and a half hours later, the showcase’s time limit went into effect, and the game ended in a 6-6 tie. By Benton Smith
KU reunion in Phoenix among draft possibilities for Withey
June 21, 2013
Former Kansas University center Jeff Withey’s whirlwind draft workout tour continued Thursday in Phoenix, the current NBA home of former teammates Marcus and Markieff Morris. By Gary Bedore
Big 12 academic list includes 37 KU freshmen
June 21, 2013
Kansas University placed 37 freshmen on the inaugural 383-person Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team, the league announced Thursday.
FSHS, LHS track athletes earn all-league honors
June 21, 2013
The late-spring performances by track and field athletes at Free State and Lawrence high schools secured numerous selections for the Firebirds and Lions on the 2013 All-Sunflower League teams.
Harmon-Thomas named Gatorade Kansas Track Athlete of the Year
June 21, 2013
Alexa Harmon-Thomas of Free State High has been named the 2012-13 Gatorade Kansas Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year, a program first.
KU’s Geubelle wins triple jump at USA Track Championships
June 21, 2013
Kansas University senior Andrea Geubelle can cross another item off her to-do list. After coming up short at NCAA Outdoor meets and the Olympic Trials, Geubelle won the triple jump on Thursday at the USA Track and Field Championships in Drake Stadium. The victory follows 2012 and 2013 NCAA Indoor triple jump championships but is her first at an outdoor meet on the national level.
How former Jayhawks fared in Game 7 of NBA Finals
June 21, 2013
A look at how Mario Chalmers fared in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
Horoscopes for June 21
June 21, 2013
For Friday, June 21 This year will be spectacular, as long as you keep your feet grounded in reality. A long-term dream could come to the forefront and become a reality. If you are single, you could meet someone who will help you write your life history. If you are attached, as a couple you greet a new beginning.
25 years ago: Wolf Creek files must remain confidential, judge rules
June 21, 2013
“We’re very disappointed, but not surprised.”
40 years ago: Summer movie season begins in local theaters
June 21, 2013
“Summertime is Show Time!” proclaimed a banner on today’s page of movie listings.
100 years ago: Lawrence elm trees covered with mysterious substance
June 21, 2013
“The trees have been covered with honeydew, something which does not seem to be clearly understood by the botanists themselves.”
Editorial: Resort support
It’s exciting to see state officials taking a strong renewed interest in developing a resort at Clinton Lake.
June 21, 2013
The idea of building a resort at Clinton Lake has been around for awhile, maybe the time finally is right for this development.
Opinion: Mandela’s leadership skills all too rare
June 21, 2013 in print edition on A8
Listening to reports of Nelson Mandela’s failing health, I can’t help thinking how different the world would be if the former South African leader could have been cloned.
Opinion: Education critical to social capital
June 21, 2013 in print edition on A8
All men are by nature equal, But differ greatly in the sequel A quarter of a millennium later, that couplet from a colonial American almanac defines an urgent challenge. Modern society increases how, and the predictability of how much, people differ in the sequel.