Archive for Saturday, May 9, 2009

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Buffy Barton Davis performs at the 1992 River Valley Music Festival with her band Baghdad Jones. Come together: Lawrence Reunion gathers music, art community from early ’90s heyday
May 8, 2009 in print edition on 1C
College students of today may find it hard to believe that a generation ago, the Lawrence music scene was as good, if not better, than it is now.
6:00 a.m.
Over 100 graduates received their diplomas in Haskell University's 125th graduating class Friday, May 8, 2009. Haskell Indian Nations University marks past, future at graduation
May 8, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Old pictures of Haskell Indian Nations University flashed up on a large screen in Coffin Sports Complex Friday during the university’s commencement ceremony, and nearly every speaker referenced history in some way or another.
10:00 a.m.
Sunflower Electric Corporation's coal-fired power plant rises beyond a pile of coal as it churns out electricity in Holcomb, Kan. Legislature ends wrap-up session
12:00 a.m., May 9, 2009 Updated 2:40 a.m. in print edition on 1A
Kansas lawmakers finished the wrap-up session early Saturday, sending Gov. Mark Parkinson bills on budget cuts, taxes and a coal-burning power plant.
2:00 p.m.
Cem Basoflas stands with his lawyer during his sentencing at the Douglas County Courthouse Friday, May 8, 2009. Former KU student sentenced to deportation in animal cruelty case
May 8, 2009 in print edition on 1B
A former Kansas University international student who pleaded guilty to two counts of animal cruelty will be deported to his home country of Turkey, prosecutors said Friday.
7:00 p.m.
Howard and Keith Smith stand next to a 1955 Ford Thunderbird, which will be one of several cars auctioned off on Saturday, May 9, 2009. H.Z. Smith motors is going out of business after 32 years. It’s the end of the road for longtime Lawrence classic car dealer
May 8, 2009 in print edition on 1B
After 32 years in business, H.Z. Smith Motors is closing Saturday, May 9, with an auction that begins at 10 a.m. at the business, which is just east of the LRM plant on Kansas Highway 10.

All stories

Shades of Seaver?
Uncle Jim talks baseball, opera, nephew
May 9, 2009 in print edition on C1
Tom Seaver’s uncle, Jim, sees similarities between his nephew and the Royals’ Zack Greinke.
Kansas baseball tumbles
Missouri pulls away for 8-5 victory
May 9, 2009 in print edition on C1
Missouri beat Kansas, 8-5, but the Jayhawks still qualified for the Big 12 tournament.
Sunspots may cause problems for Earth
May 9, 2009 in print edition on A8
When the sun sneezes, it’s Earth that gets sick.