Archive for Thursday, May 15, 2008

Also from May 15

On the street
Photo galleries
Garden Spot LHS baseball regionals 2nd round Barnstormers Tour Potter Lake Downtown Wilco concert
Which of these insects creeps you out the most?

Poll results

Response Percent
Insects don’t bother me
None of the above
Total 546

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Regents OK new measures for safety
May 15, 2008 in print edition on 1A
By September, new employees at Kansas University and the five other state universities will be subject to criminal background checks before they are hired. The new policy, approved Wednesday by the Kansas Board of Regents, is modeled after a one used for years at KU Medical Center.
8:00 a.m.
Wilco lead singer Jeff Tweedy, left, and drummer Glenn Kotche perform Wednesday at the corner of Ninth and New Hampshire Streets. It was the city's first major outdoor downtown concert. Outdoor concert impresses visitors
May 15, 2008 in print edition on 3A
The city’s first major outdoor downtown concert proved successful Wednesday night, leaving many people wanting more family-friendly outdoor events of its kind in the future. On the lawn north of the Lawrence Arts Center where opening band Retribution Gospel Choir and headliner Wilco played, Vanessa Sanburn, Jake Lowen and their five-year-old daughter Nadia Sanburn relaxed in between sets.
12:00 p.m.
Andrew Hauser Student lands dream job before graduation
May 15, 2008 in print edition on 1A
A car accident took Andrew Hauser’s leg below the knee, but it didn’t rob him of his big league baseball dreams. “I have a timeline in my head that I want to get to the big leagues, the major leagues,” the Kansas University senior said. “That’s the ultimate goal.”
4:00 p.m.
Jerry White, president of the Lakeside Village board of directors, pauses to scan the property of an abandoned lot and trailer home during a tour May 6 of Lakeside Village near Perry Lake. Jefferson County officials plan to clear and clean many of these properties, many of which have been abandoned for years. Lakeside lots no scenic view
May 15, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The windows are smashed, the doors are missing and so is most of the metal siding on the outside of the abandoned mobile home. Inside, trash and debris cover the rotting floor. The tattered remains of clothing are piled in a bedroom closet. And dirt-covered dishes are stacked on a drying rack next to the kitchen sink where someone left them many years ago.
10:00 p.m.
Deb Engstrom, Lawrence High school special education teacher, hugs her granddaughter Rejjin Jackson, 6, after Engstrom was named the recipient of the Bobs' Award during an LHS assembly on Thursday. The award is a teaching honor given through the Lawrence Schools Foundation by a group of civic leaders who share the same first name and an appreciation for education in Lawrence. LHS special education teacher receives Bobs’ Award
May 15, 2008 in print edition on 3A
The 2008 Bobs’ Award winner almost missed the assembly meant for her. Instead, she wanted to do something that shows why she won $10,000 for outstanding teaching. Deb Engstrom, a special education teacher at Lawrence High School, was going to drive a student to work because he didn’t have any other way to get there.

All stories

Our town sports
May 15, 2008 in print edition on B4
Local sports briefs.
Housing swing not a crisis for everyone
May 15, 2008 in print edition on A7
Lewis Carroll, call your office.
Where the action is
Downtown Lawrence isn’t the city’s retail center, but it still can be an important center of activity.
May 15, 2008 in print edition on A7
Wilco may not be on your iPod, and street performers swallowing fire or walking on stilts may not be your cup of tea, but there’s no doubt that added activity is a good thing for downtown Lawrence.