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NBA vets: McLemore’s good, but don’t compare rookie to all-timer yet
June 28, 2013
For the past few weeks, and, really, the past several months, former Kansas University basketball star Ben McLemore has heard hundreds of times how he compares favorably to 10-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA champion Ray Allen of the Miami Heat. By Matt Tait
Undrafted Travis Releford, Elijah Johnson join NBA summer squads
June 28, 2013
Former Kansas University guard/small forward Travis Releford, who was not selected in Thursday’s NBA Draft, will be playing summer league basketball for both the Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets, Releford told the Journal-World on Friday. By Gary Bedore
KC Board of Trade closing after 157 years
June 28, 2013
The Kansas City Board of Trade, which opened more than 150 years ago, on Friday hears the last call in Kansas City for contracts on the wheat used to make bread. Chicago-based CME Group bought the exchange last year for $126 million and is moving it to CME’s Chicago floors, The Kansas City Star reported.
State government buildings to allow concealed carry of guns
June 28, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration announced Friday that people licensed to carry a concealed gun can bring those weapons into state office buildings that are not exempted by a new law that takes effect Monday.
Judge puts parts of new Kansas abortion law on hold
June 28, 2013
A Kansas judge on Friday temporarily blocked a new abortion restriction that providers said would make it nearly impossible for a woman to obtain the procedure in an emergency and another requiring them to tell women that disputed assertions about fetal development and abortions are accurate and objective.
Summer road construction a necessary evil for Lawrence drivers and businesses
June 28, 2013
It’s summer in Lawrence, which means the city is rushing to get several major road construction projects done to take advantage of the local population reduction caused by KU summer vacation. That’s causing detours around torn-up roadways on major thoroughfares such as Iowa Street, Bob Billings Parkway, Wakarusa Drive and Jayhawk Boulevard. By Caitlin Doornbos
Local couples must wait to learn extent of same-sex marriage rights
June 28, 2013
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week said the federal government must recognize legal marriages of same-sex couples. But federal agencies are still trying to figure out how far that applies to those couples who now live in states that do not recognize those marriages. By Peter Hancock
City commissioners struggle with how to deal with state’s concealed carry law
June 28, 2013
On Friday, Lawrence city commissioners were getting their arms around the idea that they’ll have to decide within weeks whether to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars for new security measures or else submit to a state law that will allow concealed carry permit holders to bring firearms into public buildings ranging from City Hall to recreation centers. By Chad Lawhorn
Four Topeka men to face trial in alleged K2 robbery at Lawrence McDonald’s
June 28, 2013
Four Topeka men have been bound over for trial in connection with an alleged robbery in June involving the synthetic marijuana product K2. The men face charges ranging from misdemeanors to aggravated robbery, and are scheduled for separate trials beginning in September. Much of the case rests on the testimony of a convicted ecstasy dealer who says the four robbed him of two pounds of K2 on June 1 in the parking lot of a Lawrence McDonald’s. By Ian Cummings
New ‘no gun’ signs posted in public buildings
June 28, 2013
Douglas County and the city of Lawrence have posted new “no gun” signs on public buildings to show they have exempted themselves from the state’s new concealed carry gun law. The law takes effect Monday, but most local governments are allowed to exempt themselves for the first six months. By Peter Hancock
KU pharmacy school stays at No. 2 in national research rankings
June 28, 2013
Kansas University’s School of Pharmacy remained a national research power last year, ranking No. 2 in the country among pharmacy schools in National Institutes of Health research funding for the second straight year. By Matt Erickson
KU interviews two more finalists for diversity job
June 28, 2013
The final two public candidates to be Kansas University’s new vice provost of diversity and equity visited the KU campus this week.
Democrats criticize Brownback over public stance for higher education while approving cuts
June 28, 2013
Democratic budget leaders today said that while Gov. Sam Brownback publicly sought support for higher education funding, he worked as the 2013 legislative session concluded to get enough Republican legislators to vote for the state budget, which cut higher education funding. By Scott Rothschild
Opinion: Teams will regret passing on McLemore
June 28, 2013
In letting Ben McLemore slip all the way to seventh in Thursday night’s draft, NBA general managers were guilty of obsessing on Cindy Crawford’s mole, the hitch in Jim Furyk’s golf swing, the raspy flatness to Bob Dylan’s voice. Column by Tom Keegan
Memphis forward Darrell Arthur traded to Denver
June 28, 2013
A person with knowledge of the situation says the Denver Nuggets traded Kosta Koufos to the Memphis Grizzlies for Darrell Arthur and the 55th pick in Thursday’s NBA draft.
Opinion: Tom Keegan’s take on the first round of the NBA Draft
June 28, 2013
Journal-World Sports Editor Tom Keegan comments on the first round of the NBA Draft.
On ‘stressful’ night, Jeff Withey relieved to be taken by Portland with 39th pick
June 28, 2013
Surrounded by family and friends in San Diego, Kansas University center Jeff Withey needed something to break the tension of a stressful draft night, finally deciding to play pool with some of his old high school coaches during the second round. He was still at the table when the Portland Trail Blazers made him the 39th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft on Thursday night.By Jesse Newell
Kings: ‘We got the best player in the draft’ in McLemore
June 28, 2013
The Sacramento Kings are taking another chance on a Kansas product with potential. With Thomas Robinson’s first-round flop still fresh from last season, Sacramento’s new ownership and basketball operations team selected the latest Jayhawks standout with the seventh pick in the NBA draft Thursday night: shooting guard Ben McLemore.
State judge considering challenge to Kansas abortion law
June 28, 2013
Allowing Kansas to enforce a sweeping, new anti-abortion law while a lawsuit against it is pending would respect the democratic process, an attorney for the state said Thursday during a hearing on whether the law should be put on hold temporarily.
Horoscopes for June 28
June 28, 2013
For Friday, June 28, 2013: This year you greet change more openly than you have in a while. It is quite apparent that you care a lot about people, and vice versa. If you are single, someone you know could introduce you to Mr. or Ms. Right. If you are attached, curb a tendency to be a bit cocky or arrogant when you think you are right.
25 years ago: Fireworks banned due to dry weather
June 28, 2013
Violators were to be subject to a fine of up to $200 or a jail term of up to 180 days — or both.
40 years ago: Oread house burns down just before scheduled demolition
June 28, 2013
An arsonist had gotten there first.
Editorial: KU resolve
Kansas University is right to shun any effort to include the Missouri Tigers in its basketball or football schedule.
June 28, 2013
Congrats to Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self for sticking to his decision not to schedule basketball games between the KU Jayhawks and the Missouri Tigers.
Letter: Who’s listening?
June 28, 2013
In the Tuesday Journal-World article about Sandy Praeger, Republican Scott Schwab stated that Praeger “quit listening to the people who sent her to office.”
100 years ago: Fourth of July ‘illuminated parade’ will not harm automobiles
June 28, 2013
“Mr. Medearis is a trained man at this business and arranges everything for the perfect safety of the public.”
Opinion: U.S. needs ‘Breakout Party’
June 28, 2013 in print edition on A9
The “Faith and Freedom” Coalition held a gathering last week in Washington, D.C. It resembled many similar conservative assemblies: mostly white male speakers, a mostly white, middle-age audience and mostly full of attacks on President Obama, liberals, Democrats and Washington.
Opinion: NSA case raises nagging questions
June 28, 2013 in print edition on A9
Congress and the courts will sort out the big questions about privacy and surveillance posed by Edward Snowden’s disclosure of National Security Agency monitoring programs. In the meantime, there are some nagging smaller questions raised by this hemorrhage of secrets.