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Archive for Saturday, June 29, 2013

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QB Brady Quinn, Charlie Weis share respect
Coach says his former Notre Dame player still viable NFL quarterback
June 29, 2013
Quarterback Brady Quinn and coach Charlie Weis don’t work together any more, but they stay in touch. By Matt Tait
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
June 29, 2013
Road work planned for the week of July 1.
Crowd favorite: Local cyclist Schmalz cruises to Tour victory
June 29, 2013
Joe Schmalz, a 2008 Free State High graduate, won the Tour of Lawrence’s grueling Campus Circuit Race for the second time in three years. By Tom Keegan
Rookie stifles Royals, wins debut
June 29, 2013
Kyle Gibson wasn’t dominant in his first major-league start, but he still pitched well enough to make a bit of Minnesota Twins history and give the team a reason to be optimistic about the future of its pitching staff.
Kansas, Missouri university leaders retire with perks
June 29, 2013
University presidents in Kansas and Missouri are retiring with substantial financial packages that were uncommon a decade ago for leaders of public colleges.
City commission agenda for July 2 meeting
June 29, 2013
The City Commission will meet at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.
Horsewoman stops in Lawrence on a journey across the state
June 29, 2013
On June 24, the day after celebrating her 34th birthday, Valentina Vella departed from Kansas City, Kan., with her documentary equipment, tent and other basic supplies atop Ariel, a gray Mustang whom she recently purchased from a farm in Missouri. Vella, a master’s student at Columbia College in Chicago, is on a one-woman journey along the American Discovery trail, a system of recreational trails and roads that collectively form a hiking and biking path across the U.S. By Nikki Wentling
Iowa Street reopens after natural gas leak
10:09 a.m., June 29, 2013 Updated 11:30 a.m.
Iowa Street between University Drive and 19th Street is closed Saturday morning after a contractor cut into a 4-inch gas line near 15th and Iowa, said Joe Hoelscher, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical division chief.
Paul Pierce trade marks end of an era for Boston Celtics
June 29, 2013
Letting Doc Rivers go to the Los Angeles Clippers was the first sign. Getting rid of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett clinched it. The Boston Celtics are rebuilding.
Huff’s tough sprint kicks off Tour of Lawrence
June 29, 2013
When you ride a cycle as fast as Brad Huff does you don’t have to dip into your man cave to fire up a movie in order to see the world. And you don’t have to crane your neck for a spot on the windshield not sullied by crushed bugs. He has enjoyed high-speed, open-air views of cities all over the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and various stops in Asia and Europe. He wouldn’t trade his seat for any other. By Tom Keegan
Horoscopes for June 29
June 29, 2013
For Saturday, June 29, 2013: This year you open up to many changes, and you’ll feel fortunate to be able to make the necessary adjustments. Lady Luck seems to be in your back pocket. If you are single, you could meet quite a few potential suitors. If you are attached, the two of you likely are about to begin a new phase in your relationship.
25 years ago: Oread downzoning defeated
June 29, 2013
The City Commission debate had lasted 2 1/2 hours.
40 years ago: Standard Oil to start gas rationing
June 29, 2013
The rationing was probably going to affect local gas availability as early as this fall.
Simons’ Saturday Column: Leadership gap triggering education ‘perfect storm’
June 29, 2013
Sailors and other mariners always are alert and concerned when weather conditions are such that the elements can combine to create a “perfect storm.”
Letter: Tuition blame
June 29, 2013
This week, I attended orientation at Kansas University.
Letter: Civil servant
June 29, 2013
Again our pride and thanks is owed to Sandy Praeger, civil servant, proponent of good policies and decisions.
Letter: Puppet masters
June 29, 2013
I do understand why the Kansas ultraconsrvative politicians’ whole purpose in life is to support the big money country club fat cats.
Opinion: Ruling sets stage to nationalize gay marriage
June 29, 2013 in print edition on A9
Under the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal government does not recognize same-sex marriages even in states that have legalized it. This week, the Supreme Court ruled DOMA unconstitutional. There are two possible grounds, distinct and in some ways contradictory, for doing so. The curious thing about the court’s DOMA decision is that it contains both rationales.
100 years ago: Young Lawrence man turns empty lot into successful farm
June 29, 2013
“Freddie farms the land that is adjacent to the pump house of the Lawrence Water Company and he farms it well, too.”
Royals blast Twins, 9-3
June 29, 2013
Eric Hosmer hit two of Kansas City’s season-high four home runs, James Shields pitched six strong innings to win for first time in 11 starts, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins, 9-3, on Friday night.