Archive for Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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6A State Regional baseball The day in photos, May 20, 2009 LHS vs. Free State girls soccer
Where is the best place to view a Fourth of July fireworks display in Lawrence?

Poll results

Response Percent
Near downtown
At Clinton Lake
Total 523

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Contractors put the finishing touches on the first pour of concrete Monday for a new Kansas Turnpike bridge crossing the Kansas River. Monday’s pour is the first of four base loads scheduled to form the deck for the bridge, which is part of a larger $130 million project to upgrade and overhaul portions of the turnpike as it passes through Lawrence. Concrete set in turnpike project
May 19, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Bright sun. Blue sky. Temperatures rising into the 70s. And no playing hooky for the folks at United Contractors.
6:00 a.m.
In this Sunday, May 17, photo released by NASA, astronaut Michael Good, positioned on a foot restraint on the end of Atlantis’ remote manipulator system, works to refurbish and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope. NASA has made its last service call on Hubble, and the telescope will eventually fall out of orbit and crash into the ocean. KU professor recalls his own experience putting Hubble into orbit
May 19, 2009 in print edition on 1A
After being the first to “let go” of the Hubble space telescope, former NASA astronaut Steve Hawley had mixed emotions this week as the last repairs were completed on the telescope.
10:00 a.m.
Jeanne Wehnau, left, and her husband, Peter, right, from Titusville, Fla., walk their Siberian huskies, Trishka, left, and Nikolai, right, after arriving Tuesday at the Lawrence KOA campgrounds, 1473 U.S. Highway 40, to meet up with friends Bill and Elaine Trendler, of Forest Grove, Pa., in the background. As part of their first summer trip the two couples will travel on to Maple Hill for a motor-coach gathering and reunion for Memorial Day weekend. Area camping spot popular, cheap outdoor getaway
May 20, 2009 in print edition on 1A
The economy being what it is these days, perhaps the flight to Morocco is out. Or the weeklong sojourn in the nation’s capital. Or even a weekend in Las Vegas. But camping near Lawrence Municipal Airport? Booked solid.
2:00 p.m.
Henry T’s will expand its burger menu in upcoming months to satisfy customer cravings for gourmet sandwiches. The restaurant, 3520 W. Sixth St., is part of a “burger renaissance” in Lawrence and Kansas City as new venues serve the American classic. Burger renaissance: Lawrence restaurants reinvent American classic
May 20, 2009 in print edition on 1C
The folks over at Henry T’s have been in the burger business for 18 years.
6:00 p.m.
Tory Runnells and other tenants at the Boardwalk Apartment complex, 524 Frontier Road, received a notice Friday that the apartment buildings “do not comply with fire safety standards.” Tenants have been urged to find other housing, and current tenants’ leases will not be renewed. In wake of settlement, Boardwalk Apartment owners asking tenants to leave quickly
May 19, 2009 in print edition on 3A
The owners of Boardwalk Apartments are asking all tenants to quickly leave their apartment complex, so they can do “something different” with it, an attorney said Tuesday.

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KU’s interim provost leaving for job at Ohio State
Joseph Steinmetz takes Ohio State job; Danny Anderson to assume acting post
12:17 p.m., May 20, 2009 Updated 08:51 a.m. in print edition on A3
Kansas University’s interim provost and its dean of liberal arts and sciences is leaving for Ohio State University.
Baby population growth slows
May 20, 2009 in print edition on C10
Did America’s moms and dads and potential parents see the meltdown coming before the economists?
Green Chili Burger
May 20, 2009
Blue Bayou Burger
May 20, 2009
Lucky Burger
May 20, 2009
Recreation mission
Cutting hours and adding fees will limit access to city recreation opportunities for many local youngsters.
May 20, 2009 in print edition on A9
The interim director of the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is correct in saying the city is trying to walk “a fine line” as it discusses ways to trim the department’s budget.