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Geubelle wraps up KU career with 7th in USA long jump
June 22, 2013
Kansas University senior Andrea Geubelle placed seventh in the long jump at the USA Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Drake Stadium.
Rea solid on the mound in Raiders victory
June 22, 2013
Here’s how Adam Rea knew he had just pitched a pretty good game — all the guys were giving him grief in the dugout afterward. After pitching six strong innings in the Lawrence Raiders’ 5-2 youth baseball victory over Mac-N-Seitz Felix on Saturday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark, Rea, a Lawrence High product, said he was happy to laugh along with the jokes. By Jesse Newell
McLemore sliding before Thursday’s NBA draft
June 22, 2013
As it stands today, the experts say Ben McLemore could go as high as No. 2 to Orlando — as low as No. 5 to Phoenix — in Thursday’s NBA Draft, but more than one expert has said McLemore’s stock has been dropping because of sub-par workouts for Cleveland, Orlando and Phoenix. By Gary Bedore
Perry Ellis studying game of ex-Jayhawk Marcus Morris
June 22, 2013
Kansas University sophomore forward Perry Ellis has hit the film room this offseason to improve his game. One of his main studies? Former Jayhawk Marcus Morris, whom Ellis watched quite a bit growing up. By Jesse Newell
White Sox edge Royals, 3-2
June 22, 2013
The Kansas City Royals had a runner on third base with one out in the eighth inning and left him there. The Chicago White Sox had the same situation in the ninth and brought him home. That about summed up their game on Saturday.
Elvis rock ‘n’ rolls through Lawrence for Rotary fundraiser
June 22, 2013
More than 100 people gathered at Watson Park on Saturday morning to run a 5k and grab lunch during the kick-off to the weekend-long event, Elvis Visit to End Polio Now.
KU’s Simpson wins long jump; Stigler 15th
June 22, 2013
Kansas University’s Francine Simpson won the long-jump title at the Jamaican National Championship on Friday night, while KU’s Michael Stigler failed to advance past the semifinals of the men’s 400-meter hurdles at the USA Championships.
Two-sport twins commit to Kansas volleyball, women’s basketball
June 22, 2013
Twins Kayla and Chayla Cheadle, seniors from Rock Bridge High in Columbia, Mo., have orally committed to play volleyball and basketball at Kansas University, the Columbia Tribune reports.
Chisox rough up K.C.
June 22, 2013
Once the Chicago White Sox had put two runs on the board — it took them all of one inning — it was up to Hector Santiago simply to pour strikes into the zone. The Kansas City Royals’ punchless offense couldn’t touch him.
Drew Green busts slump; Raiders win
June 22, 2013
Prior to Friday evening, Lawrence Raiders catcher Drew Green had struggled at the plate this summer, at least by his standards. It’s safe to say he’s out of a funk. By Benton Smith
Horoscopes for June 22
June 22, 2013
For Saturday, June 22 This year you work well with the unexpected. You use these adrenaline-producing experiences to revitalize your life and gain a new perspective. If you are single, you could meet someone who will toss your life into disorder, but in a good way. If you are attached, some unusually good news will draw you and your significant other much closer together.
Faith Forum: What is spiritual stagnation?
June 22, 2013
The Rev. Robert Leiste and pastor Jeff Barclay answer.
25 years ago: Bid received for asbestos removal at county-owned houses
June 22, 2013
A local bid had also been accepted for the demolition of the houses.
40 years ago: Wheat harvest projected to be good, but not outstanding
June 22, 2013
Harsh November weather had prohibited some planting.
Athlete winning races after losing both legs
Colby Liston’s achievement just 9 months after Lawrence crash called ‘extraordinary’
June 22, 2013
In less than half the time it normally takes, Colby Liston is running again. The former Derby High School athlete competed in the University of Central Oklahoma Endeavor Games in Edmond, Okla., earlier this month, nine months after an auto accident in Lawrence claimed both of his legs from above the knee, The Wichita Eagle reported.
Simons’ Saturday Column: Is the Kansas Board of Regents shooting high enough?
June 22, 2013
The importance of a superior higher education system in today’s highly competitive environment cannot be overemphasized. A university with superior faculty, superior students and superior visionary leadership creates an atmosphere that affects or can color the impression, reputation and attractiveness of a state.
Letter: Fair share?
June 22, 2013
The Rock Chalk Park sports complex was sold to the taxpayers as a partnership with Kansas University, although KU has never been a party to the deal.
Editorial: Jayhawk praise
June 22, 2013
During the recent NCAA track and field championships, I had the opportunity to see the performances up close.
Opinion: Syria inaction is another form of action
June 22, 2013 in print edition on A7
The war in Syria, started by locals, is now a regional conflict, the meeting ground of two warring blocs. On one side, the radical Shiite bloc led by Iran, which overflies Iraq to supply Bashar al-Assad and sends Hezbollah to fight for him. Behind them lies Russia, which has stationed ships offshore, provided the regime with tons of weaponry and essentially claimed Syria as a Russian protectorate.
100 years ago: Well-known Lawrence dog dies of unknown causes
June 22, 2013
“Mack was a full brother to the dog that J. P. Morgan paid $4,400 for and was by odds the handsomest dog ever seen in this city.”