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12:00 a.m.
Steve Frost, vice president of community services and philanthropy with the Interfraternity Council at Kansas University, says his fraternity, Delta Chi, will donate items like this entertainment cabinet for a Greek Garage Sale today to raise money for Lawrence Habitat for Humanity. The garage sale will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St. KU students plan garage sale in an effort to keep discarded goods out of landfills
May 15, 2009 in print edition on 1B
When it came time for sophomore Steve Frost to get rid of his entertainment center, he didn’t think about selling it and pocketing the cash or throwing the center out on the curb.
6:00 a.m.
Tonika Jones, left, and Chipmpe Mpondela from Western Illinois University listen to Renee Rodriguez Batman from the University of Nebraska on Friday during the Big 12 Career Fair at the Kansas University Union. Students are facing an extraordinarily tight job market this year. 2009 grads face ‘thinner’ job market
May 17, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Gavin Strunk is about to receive his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, but he isn’t about to enter the workforce. The budding “mechatronics” expert still has unfinished business on Mount Oread — thanks, at least in part, to an economy that isn’t offering the same job opportunities of recent years.
10:00 a.m.
Jessica Roark, shown in this May 2009 file photo, died Aug. 22. She had battled adenoid cystic carcinoma, all the while striving to make the world around her a better place. Battling cancer changes student’s outlook
May 17, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Cancer may have claimed Jessica Roark’s right eye, but it hasn’t shaken her inner resolve. The senior from Meriden will walk down the hill at Kansas University today with her peers, but she’ll take final exams next week, after keeping up with classes while undergoing cancer treatments in Texas.
2:00 p.m.
From left, instructor Chris Depcik and students Ryan Lierz and Lou McKown, along with other KU engineering students, have built a hybrid car using a 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle. It starts on biodiesel and then runs on an electric motor. Sustainability drives KU engineers
May 17, 2009 in print edition on 1B
A team of Kansas University engineering students spent the past year cranking up a Car of Tomorrow by rebuilding and revamping some old-school technology. That’s right, a 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle. “It’s a phenomenal vehicle,” said Lou McKown, support team leader on the project. “We’ve been able to build a neighborhood electric vehicle from scratch in less than a year.”
7:11 p.m.
Irina Yakhnis, Amanda McIntosh and Melissa Galaviz took to the Chi Omega fountain before KU's graduation for a picture to share with friends. Kansas University's 137th commencement on Sunday found friends and family members celebrating graduation at Memorial Stadium in perfect weather conditions. Hemenway delivers final commencement address to KU graduates
May 17, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Members of Kansas University’s Class of 2009 walked toward Memorial Stadium in near-perfect weather as they prepared to leave the confines of college for a stagnant job market and struggling economy. All that didn’t dampen the celebration on Sunday, however.

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KU baseball run-rules K-State, 17-7
Jayhawks take two of three in series
May 17, 2009 in print edition on B1
The Kansas baseball team defeated No. 11 Kansas State, 17-7 in seven innings, on Sunday night at Hoglund Ballpark. With the victory, the Jayhawks won the series over the Wildcats, 2-1.
Hemenway delivers final commencement address to KU graduates
May 17, 2009 in print edition on A1
Members of Kansas University’s Class of 2009 walked toward Memorial Stadium in near-perfect weather as they prepared to leave the confines of college for a stagnant job market and struggling economy. All that didn’t dampen the celebration on Sunday, however.
KU baseball to face K-State in Big 12 tournament opener
May 17, 2009
Regardless of the outcome of Sunday’s regular season finale against No. 11 Kansas State, the Kansas University baseball team will open next week’s Big 12 tournament with a game against the Wildcats
No arrests made in gun incident outside Cross Town Tavern
May 17, 2009
Police said they issued a citation, but made no arrests, in a disturbance-with-weapons case outside of Cross Town Tavern, 1910 Haskell Ave. Susan Hadl, a sergeant with the Lawrence Police Department, said that officers were dispatched to the scene at 1:50 a.m. Callers told emergency dispatchers that somebody was waving a gun around outside of bar.
Man flees would-be robbers who accosted him with a gun
May 17, 2009
A 23-year-old Lawrence man was unharmed after fleeing two robbers who demanded money at 2:15 a.m. Sunday, police said. Lawrence Police Sgt. Susan Hadl said the man was approached by two suspects, one of whom was armed with a handgun, in the 1300 block of West Seventh near Louise’s West.
Two men sought in armed robbery near 10th and Mississippi
02:46 a.m., May 17, 2009 Updated 04:37 a.m.
Lawrence police and KU Public Safety officers officers are looking for two suspects in an armed robbery that occurred in the 1000 block of Mississippi Street early Sunday morning. The suspects reportedly approached the victim in the alley behind Stadium View apartments, 1040 Mississippi St. One of the suspects reportedly presented a semi-automatic handgun, which he waved around and shot in the air.
Green miles: Experts advise how to travel with a lighter carbon footprint
May 17, 2009 in print edition on D1
Jim Hanni just knows what the industry numbers tell him: Green is becoming a factor in the travel industry.
Clever criminals return in latest from master writer
May 17, 2009 in print edition on D3
In the past, reviewers were uncertain how to categorize Elmore Leonard’s non-Westerns.
Social networks: a great divide
May 17, 2009 in print edition on D8
Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter or MySpace, age and tastes seem to drive preferences
Mayfield: I didn’t take illegal drug
May 17, 2009 in print edition on C7
Jeremy Mayfield spoke out about his suspension for failing a drug test.
KU rowing team competes in regionals
May 17, 2009 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University rowing team earned three second-place finishes on Day One of the South/Central Region Championships on Saturday.
Obama taps potential future rival to be China envoy
May 17, 2009 in print edition on A2
With a reach across the political divide for Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman as ambassador to China, President Barack Obama may have sidelined for now a potentially formidable Republican moderate and possible White House challenger in 2012.
K-State KO’d
KU’s Walz strikes out 12 in victory
May 17, 2009 in print edition on B1
In case anyone on hand for the Kansas University baseball team’s Saturday night matchup with rival Kansas State needed concrete evidence about the level of dominance turned in by Jayhawks starter T.J. Walz, he or she needed only to take a quick glance toward the right-field bullpen.
Three money taboos: When to break them and what it will cost
May 17, 2009 in print edition on E1
If desperate times call for desperate measures, does that mean we can all break into our 401(k) accounts now? As job losses mount amid a persisting recession, a few golden rules of personal finance are rapidly losing their luster. Resources you once considered off limits — such as your retirement fund — might suddenly be beckoning as you scramble to make ends meet.
Scorsese to direct biopic of Sinatra
May 17, 2009 in print edition on D7
Martin Scorsese will tell Frank Sinatra’s life story on film.
Orioles’ Hill baffles Royals
Pitcher comes off DL to propel Baltimore to 3-2 victory
May 17, 2009 in print edition on C1
Rich Hill took a giant step toward forgetting his disappointing 2008 season.
Delphite glassware a favorite amid collectors
May 17, 2009 in print edition on D4
Next time you go to a house or garage sale, be sure to look for glass kitchen utensils and containers from the 1930s to the 1960s.
Derby winner falls short
May 17, 2009 in print edition on C10
A few minutes after jockey Mike Smith dismounted Mine That Bird, trainer Chip Woolley balanced himself on his crutches and gave the Hall of Fame rider a big hug.
Doornbos fastest, despite crashes
May 17, 2009 in print edition on C7
Robert Doornbos shook off two crashes in practice last week and led the third of four rounds of time trials for the Indianapolis 500.
Selig tells graduates: Don’t be afraid to fail
May 17, 2009 in print edition on C5
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has a message for graduates at the University of Wisconsin: Dream big and don’t fear failure. In his commencement address Saturday, Selig urged the graduates to be resolute during these difficult economic times.
NASCAR chair confident despite economy
May 17, 2009 in print edition on C7
Despite signs that the sport is struggling right along with the economy, NASCAR chairman Brian France remains optimistic.
Bishop leads KU at Big 12 meet
May 17, 2009 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s Brian Bishop finished in third place in the men’s discus with a career-best throw, and four Jayhawks qualified for five finals to lead Kansas on Day Two of the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Terry & Linda Fuller Track.
KU’s Powers shoots 80
May 17, 2009 in print edition on C3
Kansas University golfer Emily Powers improved one stroke in the second round of the Duramed FUTURES Tour event on Saturday.
Thomas to visit Iona
May 17, 2009 in print edition on C3
Former Kansas University basketball power forward Quintrell Thomas will make a recruiting visit to Iona College on Monday.
Regional pairings set for city teams
May 17, 2009 in print edition on C3
The dream scenario of having teams from both Free State High and Lawrence High qualify for the Class 6A state tournaments will not come true in baseball, softball or girls soccer.
Free State finishes fifth
May 17, 2009 in print edition on C3
Four deep turned out to be pretty strong for the Free State High boys tennis team, which took fifth place at the Class 6A state tournament on Saturday.
Phelps falls in 100 backstroke
May 17, 2009 in print edition on C2
Michael Phelps is not unbeatable. Not when he’s going against Aaron Peirsol.
Acid thrown into crowd hurts 30, reports say
May 17, 2009 in print edition on A2
Two bottles of acid were thrown into a crowd in a popular shopping district in downtown Hong Kong on Saturday, injuring 30 people, police and news reports said. It was the second such attack in five months in the neighborhood.
Abducted boy reunited with mom, heads home
May 17, 2009 in print edition on A2
A 3-year-old boy abducted from his family home in San Bernardino nearly two weeks ago was being evaluated at a local hospital Saturday after returning from the Mexican border town of Mexicali, where he had been found wandering the streets, sheriff’s officials said.
Obama’s Notre Dame visit prompts protests
May 17, 2009 in print edition on A2
Graduation festivities got under way at the University of Notre Dame on Saturday — as well as another day of demonstrations over President Barack Obama’s appearance today. University spokesman Dennis Brown said there were no reports of protests on campus at any of the ceremonies by various schools, centers and institutes. For the most part, the only difference on campus was the heightened security for Obama’s visit, he said.
Report analyzes progress in areas such as infrastructure, community
May 17, 2009 in print edition on B3
The scorecard measures other areas besides economic development. The report also measures progress on goals related to planned growth, transportation, downtown development, service delivery, neighborhood quality, environmental issues and community building.
Streets to close on KU campus
May 17, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s steam tunnels may be underground, but their repairs will force closures of portions of two major streets on campus following commencement. Beginning Monday and continuing through Aug. 10, Mississippi Street is scheduled to be closed between Jayhawk Boulevard and Memorial Drive.
Wheel Genius: Road work this week
May 17, 2009 in print edition on B3
Various road projects in the area this week.
Boom in tiny bedbugs has officials searching for solution
May 17, 2009 in print edition on A2
The biggest bedbug outbreak since World War II has sent a collective shudder among apartment dwellers, college students and business travelers across the nation. The bugs — reddish brown, flat and about the size of a grain of rice — suck human blood. They resist many pesticides and spread quickly in certain mattress-heavy buildings, such as hotels, dormitories and apartment complexes.
Museum highlights history of lingerie
May 17, 2009 in print edition on B1
“Victorian Secret” is the playful name of a new exhibit at Basehor Historical Museum that presents the history of women’s undergarments. “We were really excited to get it,” museum director Carla Crawford said of the exhibit. “It took us forever to put up.” Looking at the different pieces fashioned with laces, ribbons, buttons and hooks, it’s obvious why the display required extra time and care.
Official: Plant pulls Yoder expansion plans
May 17, 2009 in print edition on B5
An aerospace interiors company has decided not to move forward with its expansion plans in Yoder and has offered to pay back local government incentives. Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce President Dave Kerr says Decrane Aerospace/Precision Pattern Interiors that makes aircraft interiors for business jets are delaying plans to move into the former Collins Industries building.
Fans of flight turn out in force for airport’s 80th anniversary
May 17, 2009 in print edition on B1
The power of the plane — whether it be a vintage 1930s model, brand new experimental aircraft or just ones made out of newspaper — drew thousands of people to the Lawrence Municipal Airport on Saturday. As part of its 80th anniversary celebration, the airport played host to a flurry of activity.
Sustainability drives KU engineers
May 17, 2009 in print edition on B1
A team of Kansas University engineering students spent the past year cranking up a Car of Tomorrow by rebuilding and revamping some old-school technology. That’s right, a 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle. “It’s a phenomenal vehicle,” said Lou McKown, support team leader on the project. “We’ve been able to build a neighborhood electric vehicle from scratch in less than a year.”
2009 grads face ‘thinner’ job market
May 17, 2009 in print edition on A1
Gavin Strunk is about to receive his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, but he isn’t about to enter the workforce. The budding “mechatronics” expert still has unfinished business on Mount Oread — thanks, at least in part, to an economy that isn’t offering the same job opportunities of recent years.
Kansas Land Trust to offer bird walk, prairie tour
May 17, 2009 in print edition on B5
Steve Roels, a master’s student at Kansas University, has been tracking birds for six years. In that time, he’s seen about 700 different species, 200 of which he found right here in Kansas. From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. May 30, Roels will lead a bird walk at the Lichtwardt conservation easement, off Queens Road just north of Free State High School. The walk represents the first guided tour of the property since it was donated to the Kansas Land Trust in 2001.
Kindergarten to return to nursing home in fall
May 17, 2009 in print edition on B4
The first kindergartners to have their classes in a southeast Kansas nursing home are preparing to move on to first grade. But another kindergarten class will take their place in the fall, much to the relief of the elderly residents who have been a part of the first program in Kansas to merge all-day kindergartners with nursing home residents.
Battling cancer changes student’s outlook
May 17, 2009 in print edition on A1
Cancer may have claimed Jessica Roark’s right eye, but it hasn’t shaken her inner resolve. The senior from Meriden will walk down the hill at Kansas University today with her peers, but she’ll take final exams next week, after keeping up with classes while undergoing cancer treatments in Texas.
Artist gives away handmade signs
May 17, 2009 in print edition on B8
After seven years and 1,000 signs, a Lawrence artisan still is distributing his handiwork throughout the community. When Larry Colley, 70, retired from the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, he knew he needed a hobby. “I just thought this would be a neat thing to keep me busy, and my goodness, it has,” Colley said.
Sri Lanka president declares victory in war
May 17, 2009 in print edition on A3
Sri Lanka’s president declared victory in his nation’s quarter-century civil war with the Tamil Tigers rebels. But the group’s top leaders remained at large, while troops killed at least 70 rebels trying to escape the shrinking northern war zone today.
Hot in recession: Chocolate, Spam
May 17, 2009 in print edition on A3
It’s not all doom and gloom in the U.S. economy. Some products are bucking the recession and flying off store shelves. Sales of chocolate and running shoes are up. Wine drinkers haven’t stopped sipping; they just seem to be choosing cheaper vintages.
India’s ruling party wins clear victory
May 17, 2009 in print edition on A3
The ruling Congress party swept to a resounding victory Saturday in India’s mammoth national elections, defying expectations as it brushed aside the Hindu nationalist opposition and a legion of ambitious smaller parties. The strong showing by the party, which is dominated by the powerful Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, laid to rest fears of an unstable, shaky coalition heading the South Asian giant.
Chancellor candidates being submitted to regents
Of 3 finalists, 1 considered nontraditional
May 17, 2009 in print edition on A1
The names of three individuals have been, or soon will be, submitted to the Kansas Board of Regents as the nominees for the next chancellor of Kansas University. Members of the search committee met last week in Kansas City to interview and narrow the applicants to the final three.
Salina children send shoes to Iraq
May 17, 2009 in print edition on B8
The certificates from the Department of the Army say Elizabeth Motter and her sister Sarah “contributed significantly to the U.S. Army’s mission to help the Iraqis achieve security and lasting peace.” Not bad recognition for a fifth-grader and a sixth-grader in Salina.
‘Scorecard’ rates city’s economic performance
May 17, 2009 in print edition on B1
As teachers across the community grade final exams, Lawrence City Hall leaders are getting scores back of their own. The results: The grades on economic development wouldn’t make many mothers happy, but then again, there are plenty of people bewildered by that subject these days.
Pelosi’s indignation came too late
May 17, 2009 in print edition on B7
Somebody call me when Nancy Pelosi gets her story straight. So far, the House speaker’s explanation of what and when she knew about the Bush administration’s policy of torturing suspected terrorists is crookeder than Dick Cheney’s smile.
Grilled Boule Pizza with Tomato Pesto
May 17, 2009 in print edition on D1
Heat a grill to high. In a small bowl, whisk together the pesto and tomato paste. Drizzle both slices of bread on both sides with olive oil. Grill the bread until lightly toasted on the bottom, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Banana allegedly used in holdup, then eaten
May 17, 2009 in print edition on A2
Authorities in North Carolina say a store owner and a patron thwarted a teen accused of trying to carry out a robbery by concealing a banana beneath his shirt to resemble a gun. Winston-Salem authorities say 17-year-old John Szwalla entered the Internet cafe Thursday and demanded money, saying he had a gun.
Check out 10 free, fun European adventures
May 17, 2009 in print edition on D2
If you’re taking advantage of the relatively strong dollar this year by heading to Europe, you’ll be looking for ways to save even more when you get there.
Resurgent eagles target coastal seabirds
May 17, 2009 in print edition on E10
Bald eagles, bouncing back after years of decline, are swaggering forth with an appetite for great cormorant chicks that threatens to wipe out that bird population in the United States. The eagles, perhaps finding less fish to eat, are flying to Maine’s remote rocky islands where they’ve been raiding the only known nesting colonies of great cormorants in the U.S.
Astronauts pull off toughest repairs yet
May 17, 2009 in print edition on E10
Spacewalking astronauts gave the Hubble Space Telescope a more commanding view of the cosmos by installing a new high-tech instrument Saturday, then pulled off their toughest job yet: fixing a broken camera. It was the third spacewalk in as many days for the shuttle Atlantis crew, and it was the most intricate ever performed because of the unprecedented camera repairs.
Horoscopes
May 17, 2009 in print edition on D5
This year, your focus often flips from your professional commitments to your emotional desires. You could be re-evaluating certain life decisions, understanding that your needs have transformed. You are on the verge of realizing an important dream or the culmination of your career. Events, a foreigner and/or an opportunity to travel knocks on your door. If you are single, you will meet many people.
People in the news
May 17, 2009 in print edition on D5
• DeGeneres, Connick salute Tulane grads • America Ferrera film looks at effects of war
‘Community Connection’ to offer unemployed advice, hope
May 17, 2009 in print edition on E1
Job seekers soon will get a chance to brush up their search skills during a community event led by the people who often do the hiring. Community Career Connection is designed to help the area’s unemployed succeed in a competitive job-seeking environment, and otherwise prepare for an eventual economic turnaround.
Bankruptcies
May 17, 2009 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Markets know greed when they see it
May 17, 2009 in print edition on B6
Greed, we are agreed, is bad. It also is strange. It has long been included among the Seven Deadly Sins, which suggests that it is a universal and perennial facet of the human fabric. But the quantity of it, at least in America, responds to political cycles. Greed grows when Republicans hold the presidency.
Politics aside?
With no campaigns on their horizons, the Kansas governor and lieutenant governor will be free to pursue issues others might find too hot to handle.
May 17, 2009 in print edition on B6
The lieutenant governor isn’t a particularly high profile position in Kansas, but Thursday’s selection of former Lawrence legislator Troy Findley to fill that slot has some interesting ramifications. Findley wasted no time in making it clear that, like Gov. Mark Parkinson, he has no plans to run for the governor’s office in 2010.
Tisdale will be missed tremendously
May 17, 2009 in print edition on C2
Jerry Reynolds was devastated. His voice was husky, and he spoke in halting, uncharacteristically awkward phrases. He learned of Wayman Tisdale’s passing while listening to his car radio Friday morning, and was still shocked at the news, at the loss of another of his former Kings players at far too young an age.
Behind the Lens: working with reflections
May 17, 2009 in print edition on D1
The use of reflection as a visual device is not easily pulled from a photographer’s kit bag of tricks like other creative tools.
Mountain man: Kentucky’s new poet laureate Gurney devoted to nurturing Appalachian literature
May 17, 2009 in print edition on D3
Canoeing quietly along the backwaters and slinking curves of the Kentucky River, a soft-cadenced, mustached man with broad-rimmed glasses talks simply, evenly to a camera.
Robert Smigel discusses ‘SNL’ short film legacy
May 17, 2009 in print edition on D3
On Saturday night, “SNL” wrapped an especially stellar season — from Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin to Justin Timberlake’s charismatic hosting — and tonight, NBC will air a two-hour special of “Saturday Night Live” short films, hosted by Andy Samberg.
Poet’s Showcase: Awakening
May 17, 2009 in print edition on D3
Flamboyant the sun
KU’s Price shows off his glove
May 17, 2009 in print edition on C1
When scoring a Kansas University baseball game, make sure to use a pencil equipped with an eraser. That way, when you scratch whatever symbols you prefer for a ground-ball single up the middle and Robby Price turns into Ozzie Smith, gets a glove on the ball, makes a jump turn and puts enough mustard on the throw to retire the batter, you can erase the symbols and replace them with 4-3*.
City Commission agenda: Grant may be requested for transit
May 17, 2009 in print edition on B4
Staff members recommend the city and university apply for $2.875 million in funding from the $100 million federal Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction program. The city wants $625,000 to buy five medium-duty biodiesel/electric hybrid transit buses. KU is seeking $2.25 million for six 40-foot biodiesel transit buses. The federal grant money does not require a local match.
On the record
May 17, 2009 in print edition on B2
Lawrence police arrested a 24-year-old Olathe man Saturday on charges of vehicle burglary, theft and obstruction. Officers arrested the man in the 900 block of Rhode Island street about 4:45 p.m. Saturday. Bond was set at $7,500.
Downtown dirt
May 17, 2009 in print edition on B6
To the editor: When I moved here in 1974, Lawrence was a pleasant town of 35,000-40,000 people with a low crime rate, a “student ghetto” and a nice downtown area. I loved going downtown to shop at the dime stores, buy doughnuts and cookies at Drake’s or Jennings bakeries and hardware supplies at Malott’s. Downtown was the heart of the city, the center of business activities for our local residents.
Berlin Wall anniversary cause for reflection
May 17, 2009 in print edition on B7
It was built in darkness — and destroyed in sunlight. It separated Berlin — and united much of Europe. It provided the backdrop for perhaps the most stirring speech ever given by a young Democratic president — and by an old Republican president. It was constructed of concrete and metal — but above all it was emblem and metaphor.
Slavery battle isn’t over yet
May 17, 2009 in print edition on B6
Facing the old slave market from the sea, you can try to imagine what it was like to arrive here as a captive in the 1500s, with a future of forced servitude as your fate. You can try, but you can never grasp the totality of the horror. In those long-gone days, ships sailed right up to the market and unloaded their cargo, including human beings. Slavery, though legal then, was loathsome.
Jockey’s decision vindicated
May 17, 2009 in print edition on C10
The man is a maestro in traffic. The hardest part of Calvin Borel’s trip was already behind him, back on the racetrack, when a crowd of well-wishers and hangers-on blocked his filly’s final few steps into the winner’s circle at the Preakness. As security guards waded into the throng on either side shouting instructions, the jockey sat tall in the saddle atop Rachel Alexandra, a bemused smile creasing his lips.
Boys can’t keep up with filly
May 17, 2009 in print edition on C10
Girls rule! The best 3-year-old in the land just happens to be a filly named Rachel Alexandra.
Business booming at the K
May 17, 2009 in print edition on C6
With the help of a spiffy, spruced-up stadium and Zack Greinke’s array of nearly unhittable pitches, Rick Adams is one small-business man who’s beating the recession blues.
Stewart shines bright
All-Star win first as owner/driver
May 17, 2009 in print edition on C7
Tony Stewart won his first race as a team owner — the annual All-Star Race.
Celtics boast home-court edge
May 17, 2009 in print edition on C8
The Celtics say they aren’t taking for granted their marked home-court edge.
L.A. seeks hot start
Lakers inconsistent against Houston
May 17, 2009 in print edition on C8
The Lakers have been inconsistent through six games of their playoff series with Houston.
Hall of Fame tour enraptures Rice
May 17, 2009 in print edition on C5
One glance at the wall behind him was all it took for Jim Rice to feel he was home at last.
Boomer Girl Diary: Invitation brings back memories of the sisterhood
May 17, 2009 in print edition on D1
The invitation read: You are cordially invited to attend the Class of ’69’s 40th reunion!