Archive for Monday, May 11, 2009

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Behind the Lens - Reflections The day in photos, May 11, 2009 Recess in Lawrence
Do you prefer using chemicals or a natural approach to controlling weeds on your lawn?

Poll results

Response Percent
I don’t have a lawn
Total 843
Do you think there are adequate opportunities for recycling?

Poll results

Response Percent
I don’t recycle.
Total 823

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
This year's Sertoma BBQ cook off, on Saturday May 9, couldn't have had better weather for the event. First-time competitors David Shannon, left, and Kelly Driscoll, of team Willies of Lawrence, carefully served up their Southern style ribs together for the judges. Barbecue contest takes art of taste, texture seriously
May 10, 2009 in print edition on 1B
As 48 barbecue teams were hard at work at Saturday’s 11th annual Sertoma Barbecue Competition at Broken Arrow Park, members of the public got to sample the end result.
6:00 a.m.
Lawrence residents Cassandra Mogusar and Justin Riley, from left, are filmed and interviewed by members of the Lawrence Youth Ensemble, from left at center, co-director Michael Bradley; Rob Parker-Ortley, ninth-grade student at Southwest Junior High; Emily Reno, an eighth-grader at Central Junior High; and co-director Rachael Perry. After interviewing and filming area residents in several Lawrence neighborhoods, students in the group will write and perform a play about the stories they gathered.  From street to stage: Neighborhood stories become basis for youth play
12:00 a.m., May 11, 2009 Updated 2:48 a.m. in print edition on 3A
It seems like everyone who lives in Lawrence understands its quirks and appreciates them. So when the Lawrence Youth Ensemble received a grant to write a play with teenagers, members decided to write about the town’s neighborhoods based on the people who know them the best — the residents.
10:00 a.m.
In August, Dr. Clint Colberg became a family physician in Holton, a town of 3,200 people about 30 miles north of Topeka. Colberg is fulfilling his Kansas Medical Student Loan Program obligation. Need for rural doctors critical
May 11, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Wanted: rural Kansas doctors. “There’s a need nationwide for primary care, and it’s only exacerbated — made worse in rural and underserved areas, and Kansas is a state that is mostly rural and has some real problems,” said Dr. Heidi Chumley, senior associate dean for medical education at Kansas University Medical Center.
2:00 p.m.
Mike Ryan, Tonganoxie, is working toward a certificate in sustainable agriculture from Johnson County Community College. Ryan is taking his classes in Lawrence at the Lawrence Virtual School, 2145 La. He's pictured at Hoyland Farm, where he works. Certificate program gives students an edge
May 11, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Mike Ryan said he’s had enough with corporate farms and their bottom lines. “We need to decentralize the food system we’ve got going on,” the 28-year-old Tonganoxie resident said. “In terms of commercial food, there’s not as much interest in consumer welfare as there once was.”
6:00 p.m.
Students enjoy the ever-popular playground swings during recess at a Lawrence school. Playground rules: Tag along for a look at recess in Lawrence
May 11, 2009
It may be child’s play, but it probably looks familiar to anyone who has spent time on a school playground. Kids today still kick it old-school — locking down the tetherball pole before anyone else is a big deal, getting a prime foursquare location can make or break your game, and tagging a classmate to be the next “it” — cooties notwithstanding. These are all recess triumphs.

All stories

Parkinson’s ready to make more budget cuts, if necessary
Governor is optimistic the economy is turning around
11:02 a.m., May 11, 2009 Updated 01:02 a.m. in print edition on A3
Gov. Mark Parkinson is excepted to discuss Kansas’ budget situation during his first news conference since legislators ended their session.
Hunter robs Royals
Gold Glover’s catch seals L.A.’s 4-3 win
May 11, 2009 in print edition on B1
According to Torii Hunter, it was the second-best catch he’s ever made.
Stenson wins Players Championship
Poulter finishes four strokes back; Cejka collapses
May 11, 2009 in print edition on B2
Henrik Stenson was famous for reasons he never imagined.