Archive for Monday, May 18, 2009

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The day in photos, May 18, 2009 KU baseball vs. Kansas State Baker Graduation 2009 Lawrence’s Nature Education for Kids contest
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12:00 a.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.
10:00 a.m.
Gov.  Mark Parkinson has shown bipartisan appeal in his first days in office. Former lieutenant governor Parkinson was elevated to the governor's position when Kathleen Sebelius was confirmed as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Governor showing bipartisan appeal
May 18, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Reflecting on Gov. Mark Parkinson’s first days in office, Sen. Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, said, “I think he has been well-received by the Republican Party.” That may sound strange coming from a Democratic legislator about a Democratic governor, but Kelly said her comment was meant to be positive.
2:00 p.m.
Tom Bach of the Hillsdale Water Quality Project cuts an access hole in the top of Julie Ferreira’s new rain barrel at a workshop in De Soto. Ferreira, a gardener at the Prairie Moon Waldorf School, said she would use the barrel to water plants at the school. Workshops aim for measurable increase in rain barrel use
May 18, 2009 in print edition on 3A
As he waited in line for a hole to be cut in the top of his new rain barrel, De Soto resident Sam Tyler said he remembered when people took advantage of the water that fell on their roofs “My grandparents had a rain barrel,” he said. “They had a cistern, but they also had a rain barrel. My grandmother used it to wash her hair. It was supposed to be some kind of magic elixir to make hair shine.”
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence firefighters work to put out a major fire at the Boardwalk Apartments, 524 Frontier Road, on October 7, 2005. $12 million settlement reached in lawsuit over deadly 2005 Boardwalk Apartment fire
May 18, 2009 in print edition on 1A
The owners of the Boardwalk Apartments are urging tenants to abandon their apartments for safety reasons, just days after agreeing to a $12 million settlement with victims of a deadly 2005 fire at the complex.

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Filly gives her sport a new star
May 18, 2009 in print edition on B2
Horse racing finally caught a break on Saturday, and for once it wasn’t an ankle.
Johnson defends Texas Open title
FedEx Cup leader birdies playoff hole to beat Driscoll
May 18, 2009 in print edition on B2
James Driscoll didn’t see where Zach Johnson’s approach landed on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff Sunday.