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Where are they now? Checking up on the 2009 Academic All-Stars

Each year, the Journal-World reaches out to the Academic All-Stars from 10 years ago to see what they've been up to since high school. Here's what the members of the 2009 class told us via email: Jacob Rhodes When Jacob Rhodes graduated from Oskaloosa High School in 2009, he hadn't yet ...

Lawrence and area events for Sunday, May 19

Today, May 19 Old Time Fiddle Tunes Potluck and Jam, 6-9 p.m., Americana Music Academy, 1419 Massachusetts St. OURS Dance, 6-9 p.m., Holcom Rec. Center, 2700 W. 27th St. Nature Program, 1:30 p.m., Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. Want to see your event listed here? Email us ...

Ahead of Lawrence visit, Pulitzer winner discusses the ‘American Divide’

If Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tony Horwitz’s 1998 bestseller, “Confederates in the Attic,” trained a magnifying glass on a still-divided American South more than 130 years after the Civil War, then his latest work, “Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide,” aims ...

Meet the 2019 Academic All-Star finalists

Every year since 1997, the Journal-World has invited administrators and counselors from public and private high schools in the Lawrence area to nominate their most outstanding seniors for the Journal-World’s Academic All-Star team. As in previous years, a panel of three judges reviewed ...

City Commission agenda set for March 21 meeting

Consent agenda 1 CLAIMS: a) Consider approving all claims. The list of claims will be posted by the Finance Department on Monday prior to the meeting. If Monday is a holiday, the claims will be posted as soon as possible the next business day. ACTION: Approve claims. 2 APPROVE LICENSES ...

Less fat, more fruit may cut risk of dying of breast cancer

For the first time, a large experiment suggests that trimming dietary fat and eating more fruits and vegetables may lower a woman's risk of dying of breast cancer. The results are notable because they come from a rigorous test involving 49,000 women over two decades rather than other studies ...

Lawrence and area events for Saturday, May 18

Today, May 18 Lawrence Farmers’ Market, 7:30-11:30 a.m., 824 New Hampshire St. Red Dog Workout, 7:30 a.m., parking lot, Ninth & Vermont Streets. Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine St. Yankee Tank Open House, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Yankee Tank Brewing, 807 E. ...

Lawrence police blotter for May 17

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 259 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Kansas again keeping foster kids in offices overnight

Story updated at 3:08 p.m. Friday TOPEKA — Abused and neglected children are again sleeping overnight in the offices of Kansas foster care contractors because homes cannot be found for them quickly enough. Since January, when Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly took office, more than 70 children ...