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12:00 a.m.
¡Lucha mania! ‘Cinema con queso’ brings vintage Mexican wrestle mania back to the big screen
May 28, 2009 in print edition on 1C
What do you get if you cross Superman and Hulk Hogan with a dash of flamboyantly weird filmmaker Ed Wood? El Santo.
6:00 a.m.
Shoppers browse along Massachusetts Street. Later hours touted as key to boosting downtown
May 29, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Brett Grady thinks many of his fellow downtown merchants are missing out on a good selling strategy.
10:00 a.m.
Volunteers have been hard at work at Eudora Baptist Church, constructing a new building. Nearly 900 volunteers will flock to Eudora during the next four months to help build the new church. Muscle of spirited volunteers saves church about $1 million
May 29, 2009 in print edition on 1A
During the next 16 weeks, the scene just south of Kansas Highway 10 in Eudora will closely resemble an early 20th century scene.
2:00 p.m.
Former KU choir director Simon Carrington directs the Simon Carrington Chamber Singers during a rehearsal Wednesday at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kansas City, Mo. The group will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky. Direct hit: Popular former KU choir director readies new professional group for Lawrence debut
May 29, 2009 in print edition on 1C
When Craig Kenkel moved to Los Angeles in the late 1990s to pursue a music career, he often would listen to the same CD nightly to calm his anxieties.
3:55 p.m.
Bernadette Gray-Little, KU's 17th Chancellor. Provost at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill named KU chancellor
8:43 a.m., May 29, 2009 Updated 9:51 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The Kansas Board of Regents has named Bernadette Gray-Little as Kansas University’s 17th chancellor.

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Westar rate increase takes effect Monday
May 29, 2009
Kansas regulators have approved a $32 million increase in electric rates for Westar Energy Inc.
KU baseball falls to Coastal Carolina, 11-3
Chanticleers thump KU in regional
May 29, 2009 in print edition on C1
The Kansas baseball team fell behind early and never recovered, losing 11-3 to Coastal Carolina on Friday in the Chapel Hill, N.C. Regional.
Thomas the Tank Engine’ coming to Baldwin City
May 29, 2009 in print edition on B1
Baldwin City Depot’s “Day out with Thomas” runs this weekend and June 5 to June 7.
Accident victims released from hospitals
May 29, 2009 in print edition on B1
Three people injured Thursday evening during a two-vehicle wreck west of Clinton Lake have all been released from the hospital, hospital officials said Friday.
Driver in shooting outside The Hawk sentenced to probation
May 29, 2009 in print edition on B3
The driver in a March shooting outside The Hawk, 1340 Ohio, received an 18-month probation sentence Friday for his role in the incident that injured three people.
Kansas SRS outlines budget cuts, expects hit to get worse
May 29, 2009
The state’s top social services official has outlined $44 million in budget reductions and says he expects the cuts to get deeper.
Lawrence High run-rules Blue Valley, 17-0 in 3 innings, to win first-round game
Next up for LHS: 10 a.m. semifinal matchup with Goddard on Saturday.
11:03 a.m., May 29, 2009 Updated 02:39 p.m.
Follow the Lawrence High baseball team’s first-round state tournament matchup with Blue Valley right here on LJWorld.com.
Economy keeps sinking but some analysts see signs of recession lifting
May 29, 2009
The economy sank at a 5.7 percent pace in the first quarter as the brute force of the recession carried over into this year. However, many analysts believe activity isn’t shrinking nearly as much now as the downturn flashes signs of letting up.
Kansas schools to see delay in May payments, may also see delay in June
More cuts expected for 2010 budget
10:18 a.m., May 29, 2009 Updated 05:42 p.m.
Kansas’ budget director says the state will delay payments to public schools to avoid a budget deficit.
Wellsville youth in good condition following car-pedestrian accident in Baldwin
May 29, 2009 in print edition on B5
William L. Harris, 17, Wellsville, remained in Kansas University Hospital Friday where he was taken by helicopter ambulance after being hit by a car Thursday evening. Police Chief Mike McKenna said Harris is in good condition.
Basehor-Linwood teacher suspended
10:09 a.m., May 29, 2009 Updated 02:57 p.m. in print edition on B3
A Basehor-Linwood High School teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave as a result of allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a student.
Provost at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill named KU chancellor
Her priorities: grad rates, research, fundraising
08:43 a.m., May 29, 2009 Updated 09:51 p.m. in print edition on A1
The Kansas Board of Regents has named Bernadette Gray-Little as Kansas University’s 17th chancellor.
Future bright for Jayhawk baseball team
May 29, 2009 in print edition on B1
To glance over the Kansas University baseball team’s 2009 roster is to begin to understand the potential for 2010.
Pump patrol
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.37 at several locations.
Ready to start
Former Jayhawk Rush preparing for role as starter with Indy
May 29, 2009 in print edition on B1
Brandon Rush dribbled the basketball through an obstacle course of orange cones, pulled up and swished his trademark jump shot from the corner.
Scientists find bacterial zoo on our skin
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A10
Eeeww. There’s a zoo full of critters living on your skin — a bacterial zoo, that is. Consider your underarm a rain forest.
Direct hit: Popular former KU choir director readies new professional group for Lawrence debut
May 29, 2009 in print edition on C1
When Craig Kenkel moved to Los Angeles in the late 1990s to pursue a music career, he often would listen to the same CD nightly to calm his anxieties.
Later hours touted as key to boosting downtown
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A1
Brett Grady thinks many of his fellow downtown merchants are missing out on a good selling strategy.
City track teams primed for run at state
May 29, 2009 in print edition on B5
Lawrence and Free State high schools will compete Friday at Saturday at the state track meet in Wichita.
People in the news
May 29, 2009 in print edition on B8
He’s a 24-year-old Londoner whose grandmother offered to pay for his trip to New York.
Muscle of spirited volunteers saves church about $1 million
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A1
During the next 16 weeks, the scene just south of Kansas Highway 10 in Eudora will closely resemble an early 20th century scene.
Simon Carrington Chamber Singers
May 29, 2009
The Simon Carrington Chamber Singers, directed by Simon Carrington, rehearse Wednesday, May 27, 2009, for a performance in Lawrence Saturday, May 30, 2009, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Miranda mourned
Former KU hoops aide dies at 78
May 29, 2009 in print edition on B6
Former Kansas University assistant basketball coach Sam Miranda died at the age of 78.
James scores 37; Cavs stay alive
May 29, 2009 in print edition on B2
LeBron James made a new guarantee: game 6.
Lions pleased with matchup
LHS baseball team faces Blue Valley
May 29, 2009 in print edition on B1
When the pairings for the Class 6A state baseball tournament were released last week, Lawrence High coach Brad Stoll couldn’t help but smile.
Alvamar drives to privatize
Public golf course will become private if membership numbers reach certain point
May 29, 2009 in print edition on B1
Alvamar Inc., now made up of one public and one private 18-hole golf course, announced Thursday night specifics of what it markets as “The Drive to Privatize,” a plan to make both courses private provided enough members can be recruited.
Gigantic Garage Sale to aid Humane Society
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A3
Area residents can enjoy local food, fun and shopping at the East Hills Business Park today and Saturday, as the Lawrence Humane Society conducts its annual Gigantic Garage Sale.
Kansan, 13, wins national spelling bee
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A1
Cool and collected, Kavya Shivashankar wrote out every word on her palm and always ended with a smile.
Father of 2 sets of twins prepares for 4th deployment
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A1
A Kansas University graduate is preparing to make his fourth deployment to the front lines of war.
Explosion kills 15 in mosque near border
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
An explosion in a mosque killed 15 people near Iran’s volatile border with Pakistan and Afghanistan on Thursday and a local official said it was a terrorist attack.
7.1 earthquake topples homes, kills 6
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
A powerful earthquake toppled dozens of homes in Honduras and Belize early Thursday, killing at least six people and injuring 40 as terrified residents spilled from their homes across much of Central America.
Bush misses meeting with servicemembers
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
Flying on Air Force One, eating meals prepared by the White House kitchen staff and drawing inspiration from his encounters with U.S. military personnel were among things former President George W. Bush missed since leaving office, he said Thursday.
U.S. to host next G-20 summit
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
Pittsburgh is known for steel. For sports. For smoke and smog. For a spectacular downfall. But not often for recovery.
Obama to create cyber czar for awareness
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
The Obama administration is creating a “cyber czar” within the White House to coordinate the nation’s computer security.
Chrysler heads back to bankruptcy court
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
It will take one more day for a judge to determine whether it’s in the best interests of Chrysler and its stakeholders to sell most of the company to Italy’s Fiat Group SpA.
Crash diet: GM getting in shape for Chapter 11
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
The speed at which General Motors Corp. exits bankruptcy protection will depend a lot on the shape the company is in when it enters. GM has three more days to tidy up.
Praeger promotes health at farmers’ market
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A4
Shoppers at the Lawrence Farmers’ Market on Thursday got more than hothouse tomatoes and heads of locally grown lettuce.
Marrow donors scarce for mixed-race patients
May 29, 2009 in print edition on C3
If Nick Glasgow were white, he would have a nearly 90 percent chance of finding a matching bone marrow donor who could cure his leukemia.
Some damaged ecosystems recover quickly, study shows
May 29, 2009 in print edition on C3
Many polluted or damaged environments can recover within a human lifetime if people commit to restoring them, researchers at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies report in an article publis
A look at Coastal Carolina
May 29, 2009 in print edition on B4
No. 2 seed (46-14, won Big South Conference championship)
KU women’s basketball team to play in Junkanoo Jam
May 29, 2009 in print edition on B4
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team will compete in the 2009 Junkanoo Jam on Grand Bahama Island, according to Basketball Travelers, Inc.
Multiracial people become fastest-growing U.S. group
May 29, 2009 in print edition on C3
Multiracial Americans have become the fastest growing demographic group, wielding an impact on minority growth that challenges traditional notions of race.
Lions place five girls on all-region soccer
May 29, 2009 in print edition on B5
Five Lawrence High soccer players earned mention on the Class 6A all-regional team.
Lions’ Rea, Minnis all-state in baseball
May 29, 2009 in print edition on B5
Lawrence High’s Aaron Rea and Albert Minnis were named first-team all-state.
Photos of young Obama reveal campus hunk
May 29, 2009 in print edition on C3
He was tall and stunningly good looking, a guy who could appear pensive and serious one moment and then, with smoke from an unfiltered cigarette swirling around his face, morph into the hippest looking dude this side of James Dean.
New Lincoln letter added to archives
May 29, 2009 in print edition on C10
The National Archives on Thursday added to its collection a short letter written by President Abraham Lincoln to help an ousted U.S. Mint director who was the son-in-law of a Republican senator.
Aviator hopes military’s gay ban will end soon
May 29, 2009 in print edition on C10
Barack Obama’s campaign promise to scrap the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy gave Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach hope. Now the aviator is wondering whether the president will deliver in time to save his 18-year Air Force career.
Reforms urged for state panel
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A5
Some conservative legislators are calling for reforms in the selection of members to the state’s ethics panel.
Man calls to report slashing police tires
May 29, 2009 in print edition on B10
The man who slashed tires in a suburban Kansas City police parking lot wanted officers to know it.
Ex-union secretary indicted in Wichita
May 29, 2009 in print edition on B10
A federal grand jury in Wichita has indicted a former Steelworkers union secretary on charges of embezzling union funds.
Sidewalk projects run into obstacles
May 29, 2009 in print edition on B10
An unusual rash of sidewalk projects is leading to some unusual complications, including one for a most welcome of reasons.
Mayors’ arrests show nobody above drug war
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A6
Severed heads tossed in front of a car dealership. Bodies hurled off a bridge. Extortion threats against shop owners. It was no secret that this town popular with tourists for its monarch butterfly nesting grounds was in the grip of Mexico’s drug trade.
New weight gain guidelines recommended
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A6
Telling a pregnant woman to eat for two is bad advice, especially if the mother-to-be is overweight or obese, a blue-ribbon panel of health experts cautioned Thursday.
$232M lottery ticket sold in Winner, S.D.
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A7
It’s been 100 years since this South Dakota ranch town lived up to its name, but it has done so in a big way for whoever bought a Powerball ticket worth $232.1 million.
Foreclosure woes spread to borrowers with good credit
May 29, 2009 in print edition on B9
The mortgage crisis is spreading and hitting new heights: Borrowers with good credit now make up the largest share of foreclosures as job losses and pay cuts exact their toll.
Home sale could help save credit rating
May 29, 2009 in print edition on B9
Q: I lost my job last year and have been unable to find a new one, and I can no longer make my monthly mortgage payments.
Analysts urge consumer caution over credit cards
12:00 a.m., May 29, 2009 Updated 03:14 p.m. in print edition on B9
Reading the fine print on your credit card statement might seem like a hassle, but after passage of a credit reform bill, credit counselors say it is essential.
Commodities
May 29, 2009 in print edition on B9
Chicago Board of Trade: Agriculture futures were mixed Thursday.
Oil-field services firm eliminates positions as product demand falls
Fewer than 15 jobs cut, spokesman says
May 29, 2009 in print edition on B9
A maker of power cords for oil-pumping equipment is the latest manufacturer in Lawrence to cut payroll amid the economic downturn.
Horoscopes
May 29, 2009 in print edition on B8
For Friday, May 29: This year, you become a ferocious debater or defender of a cause. Confusion often surrounds your words if spoken too quickly. Do know when to pull back. Simplicity works. If you are single, someone quite dreamy and different could enter your life.
Tension lingers in S. Africa
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A9
Fifteen years after its black majority took political power, South Africa is a country combining boundless promise with pressing problems, its optimism about the future tempered by today’s realities.
In N.Y., it’s all about me
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A9
Memorial Day in Washington, and geese swimming in the great reflecting pool that reflects the Washington Monument or the Lincoln Memorial, depending on where you are standing, and busloads of tourists pulled up to the curbs.
Sotomayor’s abortion rights views unknown
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A10
One of the few things conservatives and liberals agree on when it comes to Sonia Sotomayor is that her views on abortion rights are a mystery — and one that must be solved before she can be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice.
Bicycle caution
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A8
To the editor: What is the problem with bicyclists today?
Green lipstick
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A8
To the editor: Sen. Roberts knows how to put green lipstick on a porker. He claims that the 32nd Street route for the South Lawrence Trafficway could be constructed “without any danger to the environment” (Journal-World, May 27).
Hiring process
A confidential hiring process offers the best chance of attracting a truly outstanding new chancellor for Kansas University.
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A8
It’s understood officials at Kansas State University and Pittsburg State University have their noses out of joint because of an apparent flip-flop by members of the Kansas Board of Regents on how they met and interviewed candidates for the KSU and PSU presidencies and the way they are handling interviews for the Kansas University chancellor’s job.
Parents displeased with reduction in school bus routes
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A3
Raymond Davidson’s two children, Raymond and Alicia, are among the lucky ones.
Memphis rejects charge
May 29, 2009 in print edition on B2
Memphis athletic director R.C. Johnson defended the men’s basketball program Thursday, saying the school checks out all potential players.
Whimsical ‘Up’ delivers a buoyant, soulful ride
May 29, 2009 in print edition on C1
Another year, another Pixar triumph.
Nature’s ‘Events’; Jay’s moment
May 29, 2009 in print edition on B8
Not down with “Up”? Discovery offers three reasons — make that nine — to avoid the multiplex and stay in this weekend.
Net Worth: You’re in control, thanks to film site that aids weak bladders
May 29, 2009 in print edition on C1
Temptation is the enemy of the serious film-goer.
Nominee should be criticized, confirmed
May 29, 2009 in print edition on A8
Sonia Sotomayor has a classic American story. So does Frank Ricci.