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Baldwin coach Zuzzio to go into Hall of Fame
June 24, 2013
Ted Zuzzio, who has spent the past 37 years coaching at Baldwin High and teaching in the Baldwin school district, today will be inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame, at a ceremony in Des Moines, Iowa.
Gatorade honors Ottawa’s Ferguson
June 24, 2013
Ottawa High junior thrower Kord Ferguson won the Gatorade Kansas Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year Award.
Summertime … and the LHS volleyball is easy
June 24, 2013
The realm of competitive sports holds potential for mental fatigue. So if Lawrence High volleyball coach Stephanie Magnuson can do anything to change that for her players during the summer, she will. By Benton Smith
Royals’ George Brett finding groove as coach
June 24, 2013
George Brett likes to say that hitting was always easier for him to do than say.
‘Wow’ factor: Cole Aldrich impressed by Jayhawks
11:24 p.m., June 24, 2013 Updated 07:34 a.m.
Though he’s going into his fourth year in the NBA, Cole Aldrich, a former KU center, says he feels like one of the least-athletic guys in the building when he scrimmages with the current Jayhawks. By Jesse Newell
NCAA tweaks college basketball replay, block-charge rules
June 24, 2013
An NCAA panel voted Monday to expand the use of replay review in college basketball, and instituted the 10-second backcourt rule for the women’s game.
2013 Journal-World All-Area Boys Track Team
June 24, 2013
The 2013 Journal-World All-Area Boys Track and Field Team By Benton Smith
School board approves pay raises for teachers and other employees
June 24, 2013
Teachers, administrators and classified staff in the Lawrence school district will get an average 3-percent pay raise next year, plus modest increases in some fringe benefits. The school board plans to fund the increases by spending down cash reserves. By Peter Hancock
Olathe man arrested, charged with threatening motorists with handgun on K-10
June 24, 2013
A 40-year-old Olathe man has been charged with aggravated assault after two Eudora women reported being threatened with a gun on Kansas Highway 10. By Ian Cummings
Immigration bill clears major hurdle; Roberts, Moran vote ‘no’
June 24, 2013
Immigration legislation on Monday cleared a key hurdle in the U.S. Senate; Kansas senators vote ‘no’ By Scott Rothschild
Journal-World wins 11 Heart of America awards
June 24, 2013
Six gold awards, two silver, two bronze and one honorable mention were given to the Journal-World at the Society of Professional Journalists’ Kansas City chapter’s annual awards banquet
Residents find ‘common ground’ in city gardening program
June 24, 2013
The Lawrence Community Orchard is one of several community gardens that make up the city’s Common Ground program, which turns vacant city lots into community gardens. The undertaking has so far garnered quite a bit of interest (and creativity) from the community, expanding to seven sites in its second year. By Giles Bruce
Economic well-being of children in Kansas getting worse, according to new study
June 24, 2013
The economic well-being of children in Kansas is getting worse, according to data released Monday. The percentage of children living in poverty, children whose parents lack secure employment, and teens who are not in school and aren’t working have all increased from 2005 to 2011, according to the 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book, released by the Annie Casey Foundation. By Scott Rothschild
Robbery case moves forward against former KU football player Chris Martin, other defendants
June 24, 2013
Former Kansas University football player Chris Martin and two other men were bound over for trial today in a robbery case stemming from a May 13 home invasion in southwest Lawrence. Martin has been dismissed from the KU football program and now faces at least 55 months in prison if he is convicted of aggravated robbery. His attorney, Chris Joseph, has said he believes the handgun allegedly involved in the robbery might have been a toy gun, and that he was in plea negotiations with Douglas County prosecutors. By Ian Cummings
Lawrence employers lead the way in workplace wellness
June 24, 2013
Employers in Lawrence and around the country are investing more and more time and money into improving the wellness of staff members. Initiatives include giving employees time off to exercise, swapping out the junk food in vending machines with more nutritious snacks, and offering discounts on insurance premiums in exchange for healthier lifestyle choices. By Giles Bruce
States assert they have rights to reject federal laws
June 24, 2013
Imagine the scenario: A federal agent attempts to arrest someone for illegally selling a machine gun. Instead, the federal agent is arrested — charged in a state court with the crime of enforcing federal gun laws. Farfetched? Not as much as you might think.
Horoscopes for June 24
June 24, 2013
For Monday, June 24 This year you will experience intense emotions. Learning to deal with your feelings will be for the better. If you are single, in the next few months, you could meet several potential suitors whom you easily could consider dating. If you are attached, as a couple you will fulfill a goal.
Preschool chef fills tall order: Get creative with kid food (just not too creative)
June 24, 2013
Rob Wood, the chef at Lawrence’s Hilltop Child Development Center, cooks for a tough crowd. He puts out meals for roughly 250 toddlers through elementary aged kids daily, and his job description encourages him to include things the kids might not have tried before. At the same time, he says, getting creative doesn’t do much good if no one eats what you make. So how’s the tikka masala going over with 3-year-olds? The answer might surprise you. By Sara Shepherd
25 years ago: Lawrence area locked into heat wave
June 24, 2013
Thermometers had topped out at 101 degrees on a recent day.
40 years ago: Lawrence man getting calls meant for new resident
June 24, 2013
A small case of mistaken identity was causing some headaches for a Lawrence man.
Editorial: Waste not…
Here’s some food for thought as you throw away your dinner leftovers.
June 24, 2013
A news release earlier this month about two federal agencies launching a challenge to reduce wasted food included some statistics that are bound to remind many people of their mothers’ admonition to “Clean your plate. You shouldn’t let that food go to waste.”
Ad agency Callahan Creek thrives in Downtown Lawrence
June 24, 2013
Modern art now decorates the stone walls that once stowed wheat and barley at 805 New Hampshire St. Touches of Lawrence can be found throughout the historic building Callahan Creek now uses to dream up award-winning national advertising campaigns. By Caitlin Doornbos
Double Take: Advanced placement not always helpful
June 24, 2013
The benefits and drawbacks of advanced placement.
The Fashion Column: Staying stylish in the workplace
June 24, 2013
There are many ways you can freshen up your work wardrobe to look up-to-date and trendy.
Make your own mulberry gin
June 24, 2013
While you could bake mulberries in a pie or tart, when I see mulberries starting to drop from the tree in my backyard, I know that there’s only one thing to do: make mulberry gin.
Fix-It Chick: Proper pruning
June 24, 2013
Proper pruning of trees, shrubs and plants improves the overall health and appearance of landscaping and protects homes and structures from damage.
Lawrence golfers will play 100 holes for charity
June 24, 2013
Since January, Catherine Shenoy has spent part of each weekend strolling around the Lawrence Country Club golf course. Weather permitting, she would walk the course, play a round of golf, play another round of golf and walk the course again, until she could complete 50 or 60 holes in one day. When there was snow on the ground in February she would just walk, carrying her clubs from one hole to the next. Earlier this month, Shenoy played an all-time high of 62 holes. Today she will take it up a notch. Shenoy and four other golfers are planning to play 100 holes on foot, totaling about 35 miles, beginning with a shotgun start at 5:30 a.m. By Nikki Wentling
Opinion: NSA excuses sound like teen’s
June 24, 2013 in print edition on A8
Anybody who has spent any time around teenagers develops a kind of sixth sense for when they are hearing those teens lie. The elaborate explanation. The breezy dismissal. The dramatic outrage.
Opinion: Sequestration spurs slow-motion decay
June 24, 2013 in print edition on A8
For people (like me) who worry that the U.S. government is becoming dysfunctional, it’s worth studying the subtle and largely hidden effects of sequestration on the U.S. military and other agencies. What’s happening is the slow-motion decay of programs and readiness, which should scare the heck out of most citizens.
100 years ago: Man’s hat leads to arrest in chicken-stealing case
June 24, 2013
“The sheriff told the man to bring the hat down to the office and they would run the thief down.”
Longtime deputies now out of service
Retirees had combined 50+ years of experience
June 24, 2013
After two or three decades working for the sheriff’s office, people started to recognize Gary Squires and Steve Grammer on the street. Even when they are out of uniform, people stop to say hello — people they have arrested, stood guard over in jail, or taught in the D.A.R.E. programs of the 1990s. As they say, if each one shakes your hand, happy to see you, you’ve probably had a good career. When that career has been filled with comedy, tragedy, and love stories, it can be bittersweet to say goodbye. By Ian Cummings
Problems arise with requiring proof of citizenship to vote
June 24, 2013
Problems in Kansas’ requirement for new voters to prove citizenship have surfaced just six months after the law took effect. By Scott Rothschild