Archive for Sunday, June 23, 2013

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Royals rally, 7-6
June 23, 2013
The Kansas City Royals followed up an improbable comeback with an even more unlikely win.
KU’s Maroszek 7th in discus at USA Track
June 23, 2013
Kansas University junior Jessica Maroszek placed seventh with a school-record performance in the discus on the final day of the 2013 USA Track & Field Championships on Sunday.
Bad inning dooms Raiders, 4-2
June 23, 2013
Five innings of sound baseball gave the Lawrence Raiders a chance to beat the Rawlings Wichita Reds-James on Sunday morning, but a sudden plunge in the bottom of the sixth inning cost the Raiders in a 4-2 youth baseball loss at Free State High. By Benton Smith
Power struggle: Four spot well-stocked during Bill Self decade
June 23, 2013
During Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self’s first 10 years in Lawrence, the power-forward position has been filled by a wide range of skilled players. We take a look at the best of them.
2013 Journal-World All-Area Soccer Team
June 23, 2013
The Journal-World’s 2013 All-Area Soccer team is revealed. By Benton Smith
Doctor shortage a looming health issue
June 23, 2013
Efforts to maintain the availability of a good ol’ country doctor began more than a half-century ago when the University of Kansas chancellor sought to lure new physicians through a new tuition program.
Horoscopes for June 23
June 23, 2013
For Sunday, June 23 This year you often will have to deal with two opposing concerns, people or situations. Instead of viewing them as opposites, look at what they represent, and you’ll see that the extremes are different manifestations of the same issue. If you are single, you could be confronted by quite a diverse set of suitors. If you are attached, you’ll regain a lot of the intensity you’d originally experienced as a couple.
25 years ago: Rural residents object to paintball games in nearby field
June 23, 2013
Neighbors said that the proposal was immoral, unsafe, and offensive.
40 years ago: Fire damages home while family is camping out
June 23, 2013
The blaze had caused an estimated $14,000 in damage.
Editorial: Selling higher ed
Building support for higher education in Kansas needs to start with the grass roots.
June 23, 2013
It’s easy to understand why members of the Kansas Board of Regents would be chagrined by the higher education budget cuts approved by the Kansas Legislature and signed by Gov. Sam Brownback.
School board to vote on union contract
June 23, 2013
A master contract with the Lawrence Education Association tops a busy agenda for the Lawrence school board. The contract includes an average 3-percent raise for teachers and other members of the bargaining unit. By Peter Hancock
Health advocates pushing to put community health plan into action
June 23, 2013
Public health advocates in Douglas County have spent the last two years developing a long-range plan to improve the overall health of area residents. Now they’re ready to put that plan into action, and their calling on area businesses and local governments to step up. By Peter Hancock
Opinion: Berlin an embarrassment for Obama
June 23, 2013 in print edition on A7
The question of whether Barack Obama’s second term will be a failure was answered in the affirmative before his Berlin debacle, which has recast the question, which now is: Will this term be silly, even scary in its detachment from reality?
Behind the Lens: The long and short of documentary photography
June 23, 2013
Recently I had the opportunity to do some documentary photography and spend five months watching a local mechanic build his very own Batmobile.
100 years ago: Lawrence merchant weighs in on early summer closings
June 23, 2013
“Perhaps something can be done this year for the relief of the shop workers.”
Post-tenure review requirement taking shape at KU
June 23, 2013
As leaders try to make Kansas University more of a research power, professors who’ve already earned tenure will soon begin facing periodic reviews to make sure they’re still on track. But what if professors wind up spending so much time being reviewed, or reviewing each other, that there’s little time left for them to do research in the first place? That’s the fear some KU faculty have as the university works to meet a spring 2014 Kansas Board of Regents deadline to institute post-tenure review. By Matt Erickson
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Striking up a tune for brotherhood
June 23, 2013
Barbershop singing — or barbershopping, to use the lingo — is not only alive and well, but its newest Cinderella story has a Lawrence connection. By Chad Lawhorn
FSHS and Art Institue grad embarking on public-minded art career in Kansas City
June 23, 2013
Free State High School grad Hannah Lodwick, with an art institute degree and recent sculpture competition win under her belt, is embarking on a career in art with a goal of creating publicly accessible work that blurs the lines between fine art and academia.
Painter of ‘The Scream’ is subject of one-night-only arts documentary screening
June 23, 2013
Two-dimensional art will collide with the big screen when a film on artist Edvard Munch — best known as the man who painted “The Scream” — is shown this week in Lawrence.
‘Uncommon visions of the common world’ highlight photo exhibit at law library
June 23, 2013
Photographs by Tony Peterson are the June and July exhibit at the Douglas County Law Library Art Gallery.