Archive for Thursday, May 7, 2009

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The day in photos, May 7, 2009 Haskell tree blessing ceremony Free State baseball vs. Shawnee Heights Lawrence High softball vs. Shawnee Mission West
Other than KU, which Big 12 football team do you think has the best chance of winning the Big 12 North next season?

Poll results

Response Percent
Iowa State
Kansas State
Total 151

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
A construction worker moves a crane toward the site of a new Kansas Turnpike bridge extending over North Third Street. Turnpike to close half of interchange for two weeks
May 5, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Before the Kansas Turnpike can dismantle one bridge and implode another, it first must close half of the East Lawrence interchange. And it’s only a preview of a larger — and longer-lasting — project to come.
6:00 a.m.
Elwood Ott will get his diploma from Haskell Indian Nations University on Friday. Ott, a father of two and a basketball coach at Haskell, balanced his family life and work and managed to graduate, becoming the first person in his family to do so. Fatherhood, coaching — and a long-awaited degree
May 7, 2009 in print edition on 1A
When Elwood Ott walks across the stage Friday morning during Haskell Indian Nations University’s commencement ceremony in the basketball gym, he said he would feel a sense of pride. He’s a 29-year-old father who’s been attending Haskell — off and on — for more than 10 years.
2:00 p.m.
The dome of the Kansas Statehouse in downtown Topeka is reflected off the windows of a nearby building. House votes for 2.75 percent across-the-board state budget cut; bill goes to Gov. Parkinson
12:10 p.m., May 7, 2009 Updated 8:09 a.m. in print edition on 1A
A bipartisan plan to implement a 2.75 percent across-the-board cut to the state budget was given final approval today and sent to Gov. Mark Parkinson for his consideration.
6:00 p.m.
Members of the Haskell Indian Nations University community participate in a tree-blessing ceremony Wednesday at the campus. Elder Benny Smith, in black hat, conducted the ceremony. Haskell community blesses 20 new trees planted on campus
May 6, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Members of the Haskell Indian Nations University community on Wednesday took part in a tree blessing ceremony for 20 new trees donated by Black Hills Energy Corp.

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