Archive for Friday, May 15, 2009

Also from May 15

Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Severe weather submissions: May 15, 2009 Severe weather: Friday, May 15, 2009 Findley sworn in as lt. governor The day in photos, May 15, 2009 Lawrence High soccer vs. Free State
Podcasts
Polls
If you find out hail is coming toward your car, what do you do?

Poll results

Response Percent
Do whatever I can to find shelter for my car.
 
33%
I’ll pull it inside if I can.
 
33%
Hail? Who cares.
 
33%
Total 120
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Ed and Donna Black are pictured in the backyard of their Lawrence home. Their yard was one of the first in Douglas County to be certified as a “Healthy Yard” by Kansas State University’s new Kansas Healthy Yards and Communities program. Healthy assessment: County program measures condition of your lawn
May 14, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Good lawn and landscape maintenance practices take some of the work out of gardening, but getting your yard in shape and keeping it in shape is an all-year round job. Just ask Ed and Donna Black, whose yard was one of the first in Douglas County to be certified as a “Healthy Yard” by Kansas State University’s new Kansas Healthy Yards and Communities program.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson smiles as his chief of staff and newly appointed lieutenant governor Troy Findley talks with media members Thursday in Gov. Parkinson's ceremonial office at the Kansas Statehouse. Parkinson chooses former Lawrence legislator Troy Findley as lieutenant governor
1:26 p.m., May 14, 2009 Updated 4:46 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Gov. Mark Parkinson on Thursday picked his chief of staff, Troy Findley, a former Lawrence legislator, to be lieutenant governor.
10:00 a.m.
Jennifer Thomas has taken 12 years, off and on, to graduate from Kansas University. She now has six children, including four of her own and two stepchildren. Jennifer works Thursday with son Matthew, 12, who has cerebral palsy, at his therapy session at OrthoKansas, P.A., 1112 W. Sixth St. Thomas will receive her bachelor’s degree in social welfare this weekend. After 12 years, mother graduates from KU
May 15, 2009 in print edition on 6A
She started the journey 12 years ago, facing plenty of uphill battles. So when 30-year-old Kansas University graduate Jennifer Thomas makes the ceremonial walk down the hill Sunday, you can bet there will be a few tears of joy.
2:00 p.m.
Jim McDaniel, environmental health specialist with the Douglas County Health Department, takes water samples during a recent inspection of the pool at the SpringHill Suites By Marriott at the Riverfront Plaza. Many pools in the area have had to spend thousands of dollars to comply with new federal safety regulations. Eudora leaders say the regulations may cause them to delay the opening of their city pool past Memorial Day. Pools spend thousands on drain safety to comply with federal regulations
May 14, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Pools across the region are spending thousands of dollars to comply with federal safety regulations, and leaders in Eudora believe the regulations may cause them to delay the opening of their city pool past Memorial Day.
5:44 p.m.
A shopper at Hy-Vee, 3504 Clinton Pkwy., rushes for her car as heavy rain fell in Lawrence on Friday, May 15, 2009 around 4:30 p.m. Tornado watch and flash flood warning expire for Douglas County
7:55 a.m., May 15, 2009 Updated 11:17 p.m.
Live coverage of severe weather as a band of hail-producing storms moves across NE Kansas.

All stories

Rec calendar
May 15, 2009 in print edition on B8
Various sports activities in the Lawrence area.
Royals cure for Orioles’ ills
Baltimore continues mastery of Kansas City, 9-5
May 15, 2009 in print edition on B7
The losses piling up, injuries mounting, the Baltimore Orioles needed to find some way, any way, to win on the road. A trip to Kauffman Stadium was all it took.