Archive for Sunday, May 24, 2009

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Members of Veritas Christian School’s 2009 graduating class are recognized in front of the crowd after receiving diplomas. Pictured from left are graduates Kirsten Bennett, Rebekah Finger, John Hicks, Jeremiah Johnson, Danielle Marsh, Taelyr Shelton, Hannah Walton and Taylor Zook. Close-knit group of 8 celebrate graduation
May 23, 2009 in print edition on 1B
The members of Veritas Christian School’s 2009 graduating class may be moving forward, but Friday evening they celebrated the past at the school’s commencement. The eight-student group officially finished their stint at Veritas Christian with a hourlong ceremony at Stony Point Hall near Baldwin City. Two students delivered speeches reflecting on their years at Veritas, and the keynote speaker was a 1989 graduate of the high school.
6:00 a.m.
Anngelique Haggerty will graduate from Lawrence High School today. Haggerty, who loves to read, was a student library assistant and an excellent physics student at LHS. She will receive her diploma today despite a number of setbacks beginning with her mother’s death when she was 15. She attended high schools in Texas and Topeka before ending up in Lawrence. Haggerty also kept up with her schoolwork for nearly three months while she was in jail for missing a court appearance. Putting the past behind, going to KU
May 24, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Anngelique Haggerty loves physics. She’s earned an academic scholarship at Kansas University, and will join the freshman class there next fall.
10:00 a.m.
Free State High School graduating senior Brett Reineman inspects the brake pads of an Oldsmobile Alero recently at Dale and Ron’s Auto Service, 630 Conn. Reineman, who has been in and out of the service shop since he was in eighth grade, will attend the Nascar Technical Institute in Morrisville, N.C., in July to continue his education for automotive technology. He hopes to one day own a chassis shop where he can build and repair “dirt-track” racecars. Training with NASCAR, honing skills
May 24, 2009 in print edition on 1A
While it seems that most high school graduates head off to college, Brett Reineman, son of Earl and Tammy Reineman, is driving down a different road.
2:00 p.m.
Cub Scout Matthew Wellman, 8, of Troop 3052 places a flag at the headstone of a Union veteran of the Civil War Saturday, May 23, 2009 at Oak Hill Cemetery. Several Boy Scout and Cub Scout troops helped members of Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War locate around 300 markers for flags throughout Oak Hill and several other cemeteries around Lawrence. Youngsters honor Civil War veterans
May 24, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Lawrence’s youths paid tribute to the town’s oldest veterans Saturday morning.
6:00 p.m.
Cody Slifer, 12, spins for a hook shot during a game of pick-up water basketball Saturday, May 23, 2009 on opening day of the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center. Clockwise from left are Bruce Whiteman, 11, Alex Knight, 13, Marquez White, 13, Joe Ryan, and at bottom right is Terrell Davis, 13. Swimmers celebrate outdoor pool opening
May 24, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center’s summer season opened Saturday with a splash by Kardal Hart.

All stories

These walls were made for planting
May 24, 2009 in print edition on D8
Let’s plant a stone wall.
Piano interest lagging in digital age
May 24, 2009 in print edition on D4
Piano sales are down, a result of cost and digital influences.
State champs
Victorious FSHS swimmers bring home first girls title ever
May 24, 2009 in print edition on C1
In the end, it didn’t really matter which lucky towel the Free State High girls swimming team took to the starting blocks.
Required for this course:
MU students must purchase iPhones, iPods or similar gadgets
May 24, 2009 in print edition on E1
Gadgets such as the Apple iPhone and the iPod Touch are mainstays on college campuses — largely for the devices’ ability to help students escape the pressures of the classroom.
KTEC reprieve
Reduced funding and a drive to re-examine the state’s economic development efforts raise questions about KTEC’s future.
May 24, 2009 in print edition on B6
The Kansas Technology Enterprise Corp. has survived for another year, but its future is far from certain.
FSHS roles clearly defined in 2009
‘Every-point-counts’ mentality leads Firebirds to state championship
May 24, 2009 in print edition on C8
It’s been a long road for Free State High swimmers Kara Mishler, Kayla Hedges, Adriane Black and Heather Clark.