Archive for Tuesday, May 12, 2009

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The day in photos, May 12, 2009 Paper airplane design No. 2 Paper airplane design No. 1
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Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Caleb Miller, 10, amuses himself with dandelions as he waits for a ride home Monday near Kennedy School. Blame wet September for weed glut
May 12, 2009 in print edition on 1A
You may have noticed an increase of yellow and white dotting all the green recently. Perhaps you even have a backache from trying to get rid of it. An increase in the number of dandelions in the community is the result of a significant amount of rainfall eight months ago, according to one Lawrence garden expert.
10:00 a.m.
Joel Sauer and his wife, Brooke, prepared to close on their first house earlier this year. Early returns suggest Douglas County homeowners will see a significant drop in their property values by 2010. County appraiser: Housing values, real estate sales down from last year
May 11, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Early returns suggest Douglas County homeowners will see a significant drop in their property values by 2010.
2:00 p.m.
A truck passes through the intersection of North Second and Locust Street on March 23. The federal government is speeding up plans to rebuild the intersection of North Second and Locust streets in North Lawrence. The project — to be financed with an expected $2 million from the federal stimulus program approved earlier this year — is set for construction beginning early this summer, rather than the 2010 or 2011 that had been in the city's plans. North Lawrence intersection on track for overhaul
4:22 p.m., May 11, 2009 Updated 12:38 a.m. in print edition on 3A
Rebuilding a busy intersection in North Lawrence is set to begin this summer, and city officials are planning — hoping, anyway — to get the work done sometime next spring.
6:00 p.m.
Ron Barrett-Gonzalez, associate professor of aerospace engineering at Kansas University, constructs a paper airplane. To help celebrate the Lawrence Municipal Airport’s 80th anniversary in May, The World Company is sponsoring a paper airplane contest. Barrett offers some tips for those looking for an edge at the contest. Paper airplanes 101: Brush up on your skills ahead of Saturday’s contest
May 12, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Emily Arnold spends much of her time designing airplanes.

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NBA roundup
Dallas owner reportedly called Denver’s Martin a punk
May 12, 2009 in print edition on B2
An unlikely sideshow developed prior to Monday night’s Game 4 of the Mavericks-Nuggets series: Mark Cuban vs. Kenyon Martin’s mother.
Free State baseball beats up on BVN
May 12, 2009 in print edition on B3
Free State beat Blue Valley North, 10-1.
Energy advance
The comprehensive energy legislation passed last week, may play an important role in the state’s future economic development.
May 12, 2009 in print edition on A7
The timing may have been coincidental, but last week’s announcement that a new wind turbine production plant would be built in Hutchinson is an example of the kind of opportunities Kansas now is in a position to take advantage of.