Archive for Saturday, May 24, 2008

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Evan Adkins leads the way in graduation practice for Free State High School seniors who gathered Friday morning in Allen Fieldhouse to rehearse for Sunday's commencement ceremony. Seniors may sizzle Sunday
May 24, 2008
It could be toasty graduation Sunday in Allen Fieldhouse. With a forecast calling for temperatures in the mid- to high 80s, Free State and Lawrence High graduates, family and friends will be looking for ways to cope with the heat. The fieldhouse - more than 50 years old - is not air conditioned. It has a ventilation system with fans.
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence High's Jake Green, right, is greeted at home plate by teammate Dorian Green after scoring the go-ahead run in the sixth inning against Free State Friday, May 23, 2008 at the Hummer Sports Complex in Topeka. Left is Free State pitcher Caleb Gress. LHS state semi moved to 2 p.m.
7:32 a.m., May 24, 2008 Updated 8:56 a.m.
Saturday’s Lawrence High state semifinal baseball game against Blue Valley has been pushed back to 2 p.m. but still will be played at Hummer Sports Complex in Topeka.
12:00 p.m.
Lifeguards attend to a pretend drowning victim during a training session Friday at the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Ky. From the right, Morgan Sherve and A.J. Mellott care for the victim. Friday's training was the last day of a weeklong refresher in preparation for the pool's opening today. Pool season, higher fees begin today
May 24, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Even the kids have to deal with inflation this year. As adults lament the rising price of gasoline, Lawrence youth - beginning today - will have to get used to higher outdoor swimming pool prices. When the outdoor pool - 727 Ky. - opens at 1 p.m. today some fees will be more than $1 higher than a year ago.
2:00 p.m.
Lawrence High's Jake Green, right, is greeted at home plate by teammate Dorian Green after scoring the go-ahead run in the sixth inning against Free State Friday, May 23, 2008 at the Hummer Sports Complex in Topeka. Left is Free State pitcher Caleb Gress. LHS hoping for another upset
May 24, 2008
Lawrence High junior Dorian Green has waited almost exactly one year for a chance at redemption. He’ll get it in a matter of minutes as he climbs the hill at 2 p.m. today at Topeka’s Hummer Sports Complex, where the eighth-seeded Lawrence High Lions will battle No. 5 Blue Valley for a chance to play for the state title.
9:00 p.m.
Luther "Dummy" Taylor New monument to be dedicated for player
May 24, 2008 in print edition on 1B
The Prairie City Cemetery sits off the beaten path on the southwest edge of Baldwin City. The typical feel of solitude at a graveyard seems magnified here. A visitor tends to notice the little things. The wind whistles through the trees. Songbirds incessantly chatter. A train whistle blares in the distance - sounds normally lost in the din of everyday life.

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Quick response
Officials did a good job of responding quickly to public concerns about the county’s emergency siren policy.
May 24, 2008 in print edition on B6
This is government in action. Congratulations to Douglas County officials for responding so quickly to public requests to re-examine the county’s emergency siren policy.
Faith briefs
May 24, 2008 in print edition on D8
Faith news from around Lawrence.