Archive for Friday, May 23, 2008

Also from May 23

On the street
Photo galleries
LHS vs. FSHS at State Quarterfinals 1983 Climax Festival KTA ground-breaking
Up to now, which is your favorite Indiana Jones movie?

Poll results

Response Percent
“Raiders of the Lost Ark”
“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”
I’ll hold off judgment until I see “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”
I’ve never seen an Indiana Jones movie
“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”
Total 360

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Lawrence mayor Mike Dever, from left, Gary Sandquist, chairman of United Contractors, of Johnston, Iowa, and Douglas County Commissioner Jere McElhaney walk under the Interstate 70 bridges above the Kansas River. They attended a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday conducted by the Kansas Turnpike Authority, marking the beginning of work to replace the bridges and complete other renovations to the turnpike north of Lawrence. Interstate 70 work begins next month
May 23, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The planning is over and so is the ceremonial groundbreaking. Now comes the work. Next month, heavy equipment will be fired up and work will start on $130 million worth of new bridges and turnpike interchange improvements in Lawrence.
11:00 a.m.
Lawrence High baseball coach Brad Stoll, left, and Free State coach Mike Hill, right, exchange lineup cards in front of an umpire earlier this month at Ice Field. The longtime friends will meet again Friday when LHS and Free State meet in the Class 6A state tournament in Topeka. LHS-Free State baseball live updates to start soon, game to be replayed at 10:30 tonight on Channel 6
May 23, 2008
Free State and Lawrence high schools meet Friday in Topeka in the quarterfinal round of the state baseball playoffs. Updates will be available at and the entire game will be replayed at 10:30 tonight on Channel 6.
2:02 p.m.
Lawrence High players celebrate after defeating Free State High on Friday in the first round of the 6A Kansas State High School baseball tournament at Hummer Sports Complex in Topeka. Upset city in Topeka
May 24, 2008 in print edition on 1C
If Lawrence High’s baseball team suffers from a post-Armageddon letdown today, coach Brad Stoll will be surprised. “These kids are hungry,” Stoll said. “Even through our five-game losing streak, the state title has been our goal.” In other words, as much as Friday’s stunning 4-3 victory over arch-rival Free State in the first-round of the Class 6A tournament meant to the Lions, they’re hardly concerned about a sinking spell in today’s semifinal.
3:00 p.m.
Iris to be in full bloom this weekend
May 23, 2008 in print edition on 1A
On a crisp spring morning, Cliff Elston can stand outside his home south of Lawrence and take in the fragrance of hundreds of iris.
3:32 p.m.
Rodeo showcases Tonganoxie’s best
May 23, 2008 in print edition on 3B
As the sun sets on the McGraw farm just outside Tonganoxie, the lights of a homemade rodeo arena shine. Dust from the hooves of horses hangs in midair while a steer stands ready in the chute.

All stories

Rec calendar
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B7
Local sports activities
Lioness, perhaps?
Would Hillary Clinton serve herself, her party and her constituency better by building her status as a Senate leader?
May 23, 2008 in print edition on A12
Recently, a group of political observers suggested that the best path for Sen. Hillary Clinton would be to drop out of the Democratic presidential race and return to the Senate where she would have a bright future.
Castroneves living life in the fast lane
After ‘Dancing With the Stars’ title, tour, Brazilian focusing on racing
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B9
Helio Castroneves has been living at a relatively pedestrian pace since he got back behind the wheel of a race car.
Kanaan seeking first Indy victory
Happy-go-lucky perennial favorite says he doesn’t need title for validation
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B9
For some drivers, winning the Indianapolis 500 would make their career. Tony Kanaan isn’t looking for any such validation. Good thing, too.
Climbing for cancer
Foursome ventures into unknown for research, awareness
May 23, 2008 in print edition on B7
As the pilot guided the single-engine Piper Cherokee closer to an unclimbed mountain known as 8290, passenger Kevin Mahoney’s smile grew.
Grassroots reunion
Kansas musicians gather for concert to commemorate 25th anniversary of Climax Festival
May 23, 2008 in print edition on C1
In her first trip to Climax, Kan., fledgling songwriter Lisa Mandelstein ended up with the worst seat in the city.