Archive for Sunday, May 17, 2009

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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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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.
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.
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
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.
Poet’s Showcase: Awakening
May 17, 2009 in print edition on D3
Flamboyant the sun