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Lough sparks Royals to win
June 30, 2013
Last in the American League in home runs, the Kansas City Royals connected twice Sunday at the most opportune times.
Raiders sweep pair of games
June 30, 2013
C.J. Stuever had two hits in the opener, and three Raiders — Kieran Severa, Shane Willoughby and Anthony Miele — each had two hits in the nightcap as the Raiders rolled to a pair of youth baseball victories on Sunday at Lawrence High.
New KU kicker: ‘I can do better’
June 30, 2013
When Trevor Pardula was a sophomore in high school, he sat in the stands and watched his high school team struggle to kick the football. By Matt Tait
Report: T-Rob t-raded
Deal with Blazers frees up cap space for Rockets
June 30, 2013
Former Kansas University All-America power forward Thomas Robinson will be playing for his third NBA team during the 2013-14 season.
Pedals to the metal: Brad Huff sprints to another crit victory
June 30, 2013
When a race comes down to a field sprint, the best sprinter in the field generally wins. As he proved Friday night in the street sprints, Brad Huff was the best sprinter in the field. By Tom Keegan
Ottawa man injured in one-vehicle accident
June 30, 2013
An Ottawa man was injured in a one-vehicle accident Saturday just before 9 p.m. on the 400 block of East 1700 Road, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
After draft, Kings have a guard surplus
June 30, 2013
Ben McLemore, the shooting guard out of Kansas, might replace Tyreke Evans in the Kings’ starting lineup.
Raiders split close twinbill
June 30, 2013
The Lawrence Raiders split a pair of one-run, youth baseball games Saturday at Lawrence High.
Kamara scores twice, lifts Sporting KC, 3-2
June 30, 2013
Kei Kamara scored two goals, including the game-winner in the 80th minute, to lead Sporting Kansas City to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Crew on Saturday night.
Hiawatha prep Peyton Newell still lists KU
June 30, 2013
Kansas University’s football program on Saturday survived the second cut from highly recruited Hiawatha High standout Peyton Newell.
25 years ago: Record-breaking rainfall soaks county, floods Lone Star area
June 30, 2013
Another outcome: City and county officials lifted the recent fireworks ban.
40 years ago: Lawrence woman enters contest, wins new cooking appliance
June 30, 2013
“It came today and it’s so big it won’t fit in my kitchen.”
Letter: Safety concern
June 30, 2013
I have lived near Quail Run Elementary School for seven years.
Letter: She’ll be missed
June 30, 2013
I enjoyed reading the article about Sandy Praeger and her history of service to the state.
Editorial: Nominations closed
A process sold as a way to make Kansas Court of Appeals appointments more accountable to the public now is being almost entirely closed to public view or public input.
June 30, 2013
Critics of the way judges are appointed to the Kansas Court of Appeals were relentless in their contention that the process was controlled by too small a group of Kansans.
Horoscopes for June 30
June 30, 2013
For Sunday, June 30, 2013: This year will be an eventful one, and you will be unusually lucky. You might not believe it, as you’ll have your fair share of uproar to deal with. If you are single, you could meet someone this summer who could be significant to your life history. If you are attached, your sweetie will not be bored!
Wheat harvest in Douglas County starts … then stops …
June 30, 2013
The wheat harvest in Douglas County has begun. Already off to a somewhat late start thanks to the cool spring, the area harvest was slowed down even more because of precipitation late last week. By Giles Bruce
Advocates for gay rights still face long road to marriage equality in Kansas
June 30, 2013
Now there are 13 states and the District of Columbia, making up a third of the country’s population, that allow gay marriage. That number may increase in the next year or so as gay rights groups seek legislative or ballot campaigns in states like Illinois, New Jersey and Nevada, and others. In Kansas, however, advocates for gay rights say they have a long and probably litigious road ahead of them. By Scott Rothschild
Opinion: U.S. dragging its feet on Syria aid
June 30, 2013 in print edition on A9
Centuries of theatergoers have puzzled over the riddle of why it took Shakespeare’s Hamlet so long to act, once he had set his mind to it. The Arab world has the same question about President Barack Obama’s delay in implementing his policies in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East.
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Quantrill’s Raid is everywhere
June 30, 2013
Historian Katie Armitage is leading an effort at the Watkins Community Museum of History to document dozens upon dozens of fatalities or great escapes that occurred during Quantrill’s Raid, then put those incidents into the geographic context of today’s city. The work will be part of an interactive display included in the new permanent exhibit that will open at Watkins in August.. By Chad Lawhorn
New KU program aims to fill social-worker void in western Kansas
June 30, 2013
Kendal Carswell says he’s always been drawn back to western Kansas. But that hasn’t been the case for many people from the region who’ve become licensed social workers, and that’s a big reason why the Kansas University School of Social Welfare is launching a new Master of Social Work program based in western Kansas. By Matt Erickson
100 years ago: Lawrence police chief reminds residents to have ‘safe and sane’ Fourth
June 30, 2013
“We will not tolerate the placing of dynamite caps on the car tracks.”
Little gallery, lofty goals
Wonder Fair wants to make Lawrence a destination for prints, an art form for the people
June 30, 2013
Meredith Moore is hunched over a minuscule sink in a closet-sized bathroom, water running, furiously scrubbing. Watermelon-colored goo drips through her hands, making an electric pink waterfall in the sink basin before swirling down the drain.
Arts Center’s Behind the Story Series travels back in time to the ‘60s
June 30, 2013
Directors at the Lawrence Arts Center don’t just want audience members to come to the Summer Youth Theater shows. With the Behind the Story Series, they want them to learn about the cultural and political themes surrounding the plots.
North Lawrence residents, disappointed with local response to theft problem, to seek answers from legislators
June 30, 2013
North Lawrence wants answers from the criminal justice system. Police, prosecutors, and lawmakers are hearing from residents there who say they are sick and tired of living with local thieves who steal, get arrested, and return to steal again. Local officials have explained that the county courts no longer have control over sentencing criminals. But neighborhood leaders remain unsatisfied and plan to take their complaints to the Legislature. By Ian Cummings
Abe & Jake’s fireworks-viewing party to benefit local nonprofit
June 30, 2013
Abe & Jake’s Landing will celebrate Independence Day with something truly American: charity.