Archive for Monday, May 19, 2008

Also from May 19

On the street
Photo galleries
2008 Graduation Reader Photos Baker University Commencement 2008 KU vs. K-State baseball Storage solutions
Has the price of gas affected your Memorial Day weekend travel plans?

Poll results

Response Percent
I haven’t made any plans yet.
Total 370

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Members of Kansas University's Class of 2008 are greeted by friends, family and well-wishers Sunday as they walk down Campanile hill into Memorial Stadium. Students cap memorable year with walk down hill
3:59 p.m., May 18, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on 1A
As they walked into Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium on Sunday afternoon, the Class of 2008 brought with it a litany of accomplishments that would make any graduate proud. About 4,000 students participated in the university’s 135th commencement exercises, though at least one faculty marshal noted that this year’s crowd seemed a bit less energetic than in years past
9:00 a.m.
Baker University graduates pass by faculty members Sunday as they marched to Collins Gym for commencement. Baker graduates honored on beautiful day
May 19, 2008 in print edition on 3A
On a gorgeous spring Sunday, Baker University graduates took the traditional last walk across campus behind the usual sounds of a bagpipe brigade leading them to commencement. The weather was mentioned by everyone speaking as the university continued to celebrate its 150th anniversary.
2:00 p.m.
Monte Soukup, Kansas University Endowment Association's vice president for property management, looks for lettering on an old headstone during a tour of an abandoned family cemetery last week south of Clinton Lake. KU Endowment, which owns the property, plans to clean up the overgrown landscape at the cemetery before Memorial Day. Hidden cemeteries to be cleaned up
May 19, 2008 in print edition on 3A
They’ve been hidden in the woods for at least a century, tucked behind rock walls and barbed wire, covered by fallen branches, brush and poison ivy. By Memorial Day, the landscape around the two mostly forgotten family cemeteries will be cleared and the few remaining grave markers will be revealed.
4:00 p.m.
Karl Stratman, dressed as a version of Spider-Man, looks at a selection of Legos on Sunday during the Free State FreeCon Comic Book and Toy Convention at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Comic books celebrated at event
May 19, 2008 in print edition on 3A
The estimated $32.5 million that “Iron Man” pulled in during its first day at the box office earlier this month sent a clear indication that comic book culture is alive and well. Other films based on comic books, such as the upcoming “The Dark Knight,” are further proof that the medium transcends its print editions.
10:00 p.m.
Second-cousins Bob Weis, Denver, left and Sue Davis, Olathe, search for the gravestone of their great-great aunt, Alice Pardee, Monday in Oak Hill Cemetery. The two genealogy enthusiasts recently found out about each other and decided to track down some of their common ancestors, several of whom are buried in Douglas County. Alice Pardee lived in Lawrence and died at age 104. The city celebrated her 100th birthday with a party in 1969. Relatives search area cemeteries to find resting spots of forebears
May 19, 2008 in print edition on 3A
The stone marker would have been easy to miss. Covered by a thick clump of daylilies, the grave of Alice Pardee at Oak Hill Cemetery was completely hidden from view.

All stories

Commentary: Randolph, not Girardi, on hot seat
Mets skipper has replaced Torre as manager most likely to be axed by season’s end
May 19, 2008 in print edition on B2
The worst thing that could have happened to Willie Randolph is what happened to Joe Torre last October.
Royals roll, 9-3
May 19, 2008 in print edition on B3
The temperature is on the rise, and so is Jose Guillen’s average.
New GI Bill
The program that helped so many World War II veterans and fueled the U.S. economy is worthy of revival.
May 19, 2008 in print edition on A7
It’s been a common refrain during the current fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan to say that Americans should support their troops even if they don’t support the policy that took us to war.
Clear the clutter
Storage tips keep kids’ rooms clean
May 19, 2008 in print edition on C1
Even in the neatest of homes, children’s bedrooms are magnets for clutter.