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Have you ever taken off from work or school to attend baseball's Opening Day?

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75%
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12:30 a.m.
Bob Flannery, left, Joe Flannery and Dorothy Flannery in front of 2325 Mass., circa 1955. Sunday best: Relaxing the dress code for worship
April 3, 2010 in print edition on 1D
Dorothy Harvey remembers when it wasn’t Sunday without a hat, long white gloves and the most beautiful dress in the closet. Every Sunday meant dressing to the nines, even if it meant sitting in a packed, sweltering church long before the days of air conditioning.
6:00 a.m.
Construction plans are in the future for portions of the Kansas Turnpike. Plans are in place to widen sections of the turnpike from North Lawrence to Kansas highway 7 to six lanes. Kansas Turnpike lane widening planned from city to K-7
April 4, 2010 in print edition on 1B
The Kansas Turnpike is on track to be widened to six lanes from Lawrence to Kansas Highway 7, a 20-mile-long project that could get started some time in the next 10 years.
10:00 a.m.
Roy Mathias receives a portion of chili from volunteer Sarah Riley, a Kansas University junior from Overland Park, on Thursday at the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen, 221 W. 10th St. Some officials and frequenters of LINK are concerned about the kitchen’s future with the possible relocation of the Lawrence Community Shelter, 214 W. 10th St., to the eastern edge of Lawrence near the Douglas County Jail, 3601 W. 25th St. Shelter relocation unlikely to shake up meal services
April 4, 2010 in print edition on 1A
For a long time now, the corner of 10th and Kentucky streets has been unlike any other in Downtown Lawrence.
2:00 p.m.
The proposed city budget will keep taxes stable, eliminate 10 unfilled city jobs and pay for a new pothole patching machine that works even in cold weather. 31st Street repairs divide city, county
April 4, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Two local governments are drawing a line in the pavement, one that could extend a dividing line into other areas of public services.
6:00 p.m.
Morel (Morchella) Wild about mushrooms: Local mushroom hunters anticipate their favorite time of year
April 4, 2010 in print edition on 1D
Finally. The winter weather is gone, and for Stan Schneck and other mycologically minded souls, that can mean only one thing: mushroom time…

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One person flown to area hospital after car-motorcycle accident on turnpike
08:20 p.m., April 4, 2010 Updated 09:32 p.m. in print edition on A4
One person was flown to an area hospital after a car-motorcycle accident on the Kansas Turnpike in Lawrence.
Strong earthquake in Mexico rocks buildings in L.A., San Diego
06:01 p.m., April 4, 2010 Updated 10:15 p.m. in print edition on A2
One of the strongest earthquakes to hit Southern California in decades shook tens of millions of people in two countries and three states on Sunday, swaying buildings from Los Angeles to Phoenix to Las Vegas. At least one person in Mexico was killed and others were feared trapped in their homes.
Tornado watch canceled for nearby counties
April 4, 2010
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 11 p.m. for counties east of Douglas County, including Johnson, Leavenworth, Wyandotte, Miami and Linn.
Power pole down across Sixth Street, portion of street closed
05:26 a.m., April 4, 2010 Updated 09:02 a.m.
A portion of Sixth Street was blocked off early Sunday morning because a power pole was down on the street.
Arrest made after sexual assault report
April 4, 2010 in print edition on B2
A 43-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Saturday evening after being accused of inappropriately touching a 15-year-old girl.
Wild about mushrooms: Local mushroom hunters anticipate their favorite time of year
April 4, 2010 in print edition on D1
Finally. The winter weather is gone, and for Stan Schneck and other mycologically minded souls, that can mean only one thing: mushroom time…
KU baseball settles for a tie with Texas A&M
April 4, 2010 in print edition on C1
With rallies in the ninth and 11th innings, the Kansas University baseball team avoided losing its first Big 12 series after winning the opening game since 2007. In doing so, however, the Jayhawks picked up their first tie since 2004.
Texas pitcher shuts down KU softball team, 6-2
April 4, 2010 in print edition on C3
Megan Smith isn’t questioning the dominance of Texas Longhorns standout pitcher Blaire Luna. The Kansas University softball coach just thinks her Jayhawks might have contributed a little something to it.
Kansas Turnpike lane widening planned from city to K-7
April 4, 2010 in print edition on B1
The Kansas Turnpike is on track to be widened to six lanes from Lawrence to Kansas Highway 7, a 20-mile-long project that could get started some time in the next 10 years.
Creative solutions: discouraging panhandling downtown
April 4, 2010 in print edition on A1
Here’s a look at some of the ideas that Downtown Lawrence Inc. has for a marketing campaign that would encourage people to give their money to social service agencies instead of panhandlers:
OU center hopes to duplicate famous dad’s Alamo success
April 4, 2010 in print edition on C4
Hakeem Olajuwon arrived at the Alamodome in 1995 leading a middle-of-the-pack underdog against a dominant No. 1 seed. Like father, like daughter.
K.C. closes spring training with victory
April 4, 2010 in print edition on C6
The Texas Rangers can now try to live up to Nolan Ryan’s expectations of at least 92 victories in the regular season after losing the most spring training games in team history.
Gunmen in military uniforms kill 24
April 4, 2010 in print edition on A7
Gunmen trying to pass themselves off as U.S. and Iraqi soldiers raided a Sunni village outside Baghdad and killed at least 24 people in an execution-style attack, apparently targeting a Sunni group that revolted against al-Qaida in Iraq, authorities and witnesses said Saturday.
Despite new law, coverage for young adults may lag
April 4, 2010 in print edition on A6
When Allison McMaster Young heard that the new health overhaul law would allow her husband and her to keep their 21-year-old son on their family health insurance policy until he was 26, she breathed a sigh of relief.
Hometown of Russian suicide bomber rattled
April 4, 2010 in print edition on A6
When a 16-year-old girl married a militant Islamist separatist entangled in a long-running and bloody struggle against Russian government forces, her relatives in this dusty North Caucasus village say they disowned her immediately.
iPad vs. Kindle
Who’s poised to dominate the electronic reader market?
April 4, 2010 in print edition on E1
Amazon.com, which has dominated the young but fast-growing electronic book market for the past few years with the Kindle, may have gotten its biggest threat Saturday, when Apple released its iPad multimedia tablet.
Mortgages
April 4, 2010 in print edition on E1
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 65 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday. Breakdown by dollar value:
Bankruptcies
April 4, 2010 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
100 years ago: Mayor chooses spring cleanup date
April 4, 2010 in print edition on B7
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 4, 1910: “The mayor and council have designated April 15 as a major date for the local spring cleanup and there is much to be done.
Ride the bus
April 4, 2010 in print edition on B6
In response to Britches owner Jeremy Furse: I’ve been a city T driver for five years now and have noticed on Saturday that at least 20 percent of all the parking spaces on Mass. Street are taken up by business owners and their employees. It is not something to deny since it’s a problem during the work week.
25 years ago: District looking at school rearrangement
April 4, 2010 in print edition on B7
Options for rearranging middle and secondary schools were being examined by the Law-rence school district’s boundary and enrollment group.
Tiger’s return finally near arrival
Woods’ presence figures to make Masters one like no other
April 4, 2010 in print edition on C2
Tiger Woods will drive past the 61 trees that form a canopy down Magnolia Lane, pull up in front of the white clubhouse at Augusta National and walk up the stairs on the side of the building to a locker room reserved for Masters champions.
KU rowers win Kansas Cup
April 4, 2010 in print edition on C5
The Kansas rowing team made the most of senior day on Saturday by winning the 2010 Kansas Cup, 12-8, in dominating fashion at Wyandotte County Lake.
Powers, Bal lead women’s golf team
April 4, 2010 in print edition on C5
Emily Powers and Meghna Bal fired identical rounds of 76 to help Kansas finish in seventh place through the second round of the Ole Miss Rebel Intercollegiate.
KU’s Scott, Geubelle excel at Texas Relays
April 4, 2010 in print edition on C5
Kansas University pole vaulter Jordan Scott turned in the best performance of his career Saturday at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, as the senior from Watkinsville, Ga., cleared 5.71 meters (18-08.75 feet) to finish second behind long-time rival and defending NCAA outdoor champion Jason Colwick of Rice.
With victory, Duke earns role of Goliath
April 4, 2010 in print edition on C1
After tossing a big, wet blanket on one feel-good story, Duke gets to go after another.
Final Four stats can be deceiving
April 4, 2010 in print edition on C2
Hoop notions, near and far
St. Louis family competes to save household energy
April 4, 2010 in print edition on B3
Will Ward used to tell the kids to turn off lights simply because that’s what parents do. Now he’s a man on a national mission.
Census may boost Hispanic political clout
April 4, 2010 in print edition on B7
Census Day was a big day at the office of the National Council of La Raza, not only because it was the final day of the drive to reduce the chronic undercount of Hispanic residents but because it marked a time when Latinos in the United States could obtain the latest measure of their growing political power.
Shawnee church takes Easter to new heights
April 4, 2010 in print edition on B1
The Easter Bunny found a unique way to deliver eggs this year, thanks to the help of a Shawnee church.
Prune shrub roses to control size
April 4, 2010 in print edition on D8
If your shrub roses have gotten a little bigger than you anticipated, they can easily be brought back down to size. All you need is a good pair of gloves, hand pruners, loppers and maybe a pruning saw…
Jest for Grins: Pesky critters make their presence known in springtime
April 4, 2010 in print edition on D4
Easter may occur as early as March 22 or as late as April 25, but — whether Easter is early or late — spring doesn’t officially arrive for me until Easter Sunday.
31st Street repairs divide city, county
April 4, 2010 in print edition on A1
Two local governments are drawing a line in the pavement, one that could extend a dividing line into other areas of public services.
Hedges serve variety of purposes
April 4, 2010 in print edition on D7
Good fences do make good neighbors, especially if you like hanging out with the wildlife crowd.
Shooting location considered in sentencing
April 4, 2010 in print edition on B8
A Kansas judge’s decision that an abortion doctor’s killer deserved more time in prison because the murder took place in a church didn’t surprise legal experts in this conservative Midwest state, and they said such a finding isn’t likely to be grounds for a reversal.
Kovel’s Antiques: Custard glass typically souvenir piece
April 4, 2010 in print edition on D8
Custard glass usually is the color of egg custard, but collectors have added to the definition and now identify some glass as blue custard, custard with nutmeg stain and custard with painted roses or other decorations.
Right-wingers rewrite U.S. history
April 4, 2010 in print edition on A7
The right is rewriting history.
New theory on fate of Lost Colonists
April 4, 2010 in print edition on D3
John White was the leader of one of the first English settlements in the New World.
Harry Hamlin fondly recalls first ‘Clash of the Titans’
April 4, 2010 in print edition on D5
When Warner Brothers’ remake of “Clash of the Titans” opens in all its 3-D and special effects glory Friday at theaters around the country, Harry Hamlin will have a special interest in the film.
What’s driving up oil prices again? Wall Street, as usual
April 4, 2010 in print edition on E8
Oil consumption has fallen, demand from U.S. motorists for gasoline is flat at best, and refiners that turn crude into fuel are operating well below capacity. Yet oil prices keep marching toward $90 a barrel, pushing gasoline toward $3 a gallon in many markets, and prompting American drivers to ask, “What gives?”
City commission agenda for April 6
Comment invited on possible transit route changes
April 4, 2010 in print edition on B4
Comment invited on possible transit route changes
Can Royals escape mediocrity?
Kansas City looking to stay healthy in 2010
April 4, 2010 in print edition on C6
Asked to size up Kansas City’s chances for a breakthrough in 2010, Gil Meche underscored one crucial component to any hope of escaping the mediocrity that has long haunted his talent-thin team.
Pitcher Meche to start season on DL
Hot-hitting (and now healthy) Aviles looks for bounceback year
April 4, 2010 in print edition on C6
The Kansas City Royals placed right-hander Gil Meche and infielders Alex Gordon and Josh Fields on the disabled list as expected Saturday, and assigned seven players to their minor league camp.
Around and about in local business
April 4, 2010 in print edition on E1
News in local business for April 4, 2010.
40 years ago: University faculty opposes promotion freeze
April 4, 2010 in print edition on B7
An early poll showed that more than 95 percent of the Kansas University faculty opposed the Board of Regents’ freeze on the scheduled promotions of Profs.
Duke tradition to meet ‘The Butler Way’
April 4, 2010 in print edition on C4
Little Butler has faced one big test after another in its magical run through the NCAA Tournament. And the biggest awaits in Monday night’s title game: Duke, winner take all.
Convicted rapist accused of winking
April 4, 2010 in print edition on B3
A convicted rapist had to be removed from a Shawnee County courtroom before his sentencing hearing was finished after he allegedly winked at the victim and her family.
Man arrested after innappropriate comment
April 4, 2010 in print edition on B2
A 33-year-old man was arrested Saturday on charges of sexual battery. According to Lawrence police Sgt. Mark Warren, the man approached a 27-year-old man in his yard on the 2100 block of Tennessee Street.
Lawyers: Mo. police took too long to stop their stealing officers
April 4, 2010 in print edition on B2
Two criminal defense lawyers have complained that federal prosecutors left two corrupt St. Louis police officers on the street for too long after one was videotaped stealing money.
False prophets?
April 4, 2010 in print edition on B6
Now that the Phelpses are in the news again, I have one question to ask them.
Phelps calls for an exception
April 4, 2010 in print edition on B6
You will be furious when you finish this column. Fair warning.
Leadership priority
More money won’t improve the situation at Haskell Indian Nations University if leadership problems aren’t resolved.
April 4, 2010 in print edition on B6
Clarifying the leadership situation at Haskell Indian Nations University is essential to getting the school moving in a positive direction again. The extended absence of Haskell President Linda Sue Warner has created a leadership vacuum that has triggered distracting divisions among faculty and students.
Unwritten rules play big role in baseball
April 4, 2010 in print edition on B7
The 2006 summit that preserved the peace occurred in a laundry room in the Minneapolis Metrodome after the Twins beat the Red Sox 8-1. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, with center fielder Torii Hunter in tow, met with Red Sox manager Terry Francona to assure him that Hunter had not intentionally sinned.
U.S. seeks input, buy-in from Afghans
April 4, 2010 in print edition on B6
Mike Mullen, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, was sitting cross-legged on a red carpet under a hastily erected tent in the dusty Afghan agricultural district of Marja, which had been “cleared” of Taliban by thousands of U.S. Marines and Afghan soldiers over the previous seven weeks.
Student skit wins state fine arts contest
Team qualifies for finals in Tennessee
April 4, 2010 in print edition on B2
Like many Sunflower State natives, Emily Jardes has heard the Wizard of Oz jokes that many from other states feel compelled to tell when they meet someone from Kansas.
Exit 204 to close
April 4, 2010 in print edition on B1
At 7 a.m. Monday, the Kansas Turnpike plans to close its East Lawrence interchange, which is Exit 204 in North Lawrence.
KU’s special ed department battles budget woes to keep high rankings
Program boasts ‘great faculty,’ strong grant expenditures, successful alumni
April 4, 2010 in print edition on B1
Cindy Lane said she came to Kansas University’s special education department to help others like her.
Obama urges people to embrace ‘shared spirit of humanity’
April 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama’s Easter address calls on people of all faiths, as well as nonbelievers, to embrace their common aspirations and “shared spirit of humanity.”
Anglican leader: Irish church has lost all its credibility
April 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
The Roman Catholic Church in Ireland has lost all credibility because of its mishandling of abuse by priests, the leader of the Anglican church said in remarks released Saturday. A leading Catholic archbishop said he was “stunned” by the comments.
White supremacist leader killed
April 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
South Africa’s white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche was bludgeoned to death by two of his farm workers Saturday in an apparent dispute over wages, police said, amid growing racial tensions in the once white-led country.
Teens at Easter egg hunt find body in park
April 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
Police say two teenagers who wandered away from their younger siblings at an Easter egg hunt found a body at a Des Moines park.
Rescuers hopeful 1 week after mine flood
April 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
One week after a flood trapped 153 workers in a northern Chinese mine, rescuers who have worked around the clock said today they had not given up hope of finding survivors.
Justice Stevens will decide on retirement
April 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says he “will surely” retire while President Barack Obama is still in office, giving the president the opportunity to maintain the high court’s ideological balance.
Census jobs provide short but welcome opportunity
April 4, 2010 in print edition on A1
As census workers gear up to count us, they are counting themselves lucky to be employed.
Boomer Girl Diary: Easter a time of thanksgiving and Christmas morning
April 4, 2010 in print edition on D1
It’s Easter, and I couldn’t be more excited because I finally got to open my Christmas present!
Shelter relocation unlikely to shake up meal services
LINK, Salvation Army say they’ll still have people to feed downtown
April 4, 2010 in print edition on A1
For a long time now, the corner of 10th and Kentucky streets has been unlike any other in Downtown Lawrence.
Kansas Route 66 group to celebrate fabled road
April 4, 2010 in print edition on B8
Thousands of Route 66 fans are expected to gather this summer along a stretch of the fabled road that passes through Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma for a convention.
Gardeners gird for annual face-off with rabbits
April 4, 2010 in print edition on D7
When Barbara Jenkins first moved to her home in New York’s Hudson Valley, she fell in love with the wildlife, including the “cute little bunnies” who romped so close.
Air Force to launch mysterious space plane
April 4, 2010 in print edition on A5
After a decade of development, the Air Force this month plans to launch a robotic spacecraft resembling a small space shuttle to conduct technology tests in orbit and then glide home to a California runway.
Poet’s Showcase: ‘How the Tomb Must Have Wept’
April 4, 2010 in print edition on D3
How the tomb must have wept As You lay there in its darkness — The deepest dark the tomb had ever known.
Despite ambivalence, gadget lovers can’t resist iPad launch
April 4, 2010 in print edition on A3
Ninety minutes before the Best Buy at Potomac Yard in Alexandria, Va., opened Saturday morning, there wasn’t a single person waiting outside to buy Apple’s latest hype-generating gizmo, the iPad.
Clean Water Act may be used to fight acidification in oceans
April 4, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Environmental Protection Agency is exploring whether to use the Clean Water Act to control greenhouse gas emissions, which are turning the oceans acidic at a rate that’s alarmed some scientists.
Uranium-mining nations flout U.N. on nuclear terror
U.S. giving security summit this month
April 4, 2010 in print edition on A3
Years after a six-month deadline passed, dozens of nations, including uranium producers, remain potential weak links in the global defense against nuclear terrorism, ignoring a U.N. mandate on laws and controls to foil this ultimate threat.
Down with the sickness: Author Shriver basks in inflammatory prose
April 4, 2010 in print edition on D3
Lionel Shriver’s most well-known work, “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” was a firestorm meditation on maternal ambivalence, furtively passed around middle-class mommy circles after its 2003 publication.
U.S. to delay China currency report
Country accused of manipulating value
April 4, 2010 in print edition on A3
In a surprise announcement, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Saturday that he will delay for three months the much-anticipated decision on whether or not to brand China a currency manipulator.
Threats prompt tighter security for Andrews
April 4, 2010 in print edition on D5
First she was secretly videotaped in the nude. Now she’s receiving death threats. At least a dozen e-mails had been sent to a media outlet threatening ESPN reporter and “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Erin Andrews since September, her attorney Marshall Grossman said.
Devo gives red cone hat to museum
April 4, 2010 in print edition on D5
The oddball rock group Devo has donated one of the red conical hats from its hit video “Whip It” to an Ohio museum.
Replacing Reesing: Six candidates are vying for KU starting quarterback position
April 4, 2010 in print edition on C1
The one question that may spark the most interest around the Kansas University football program this season might be the one that takes the longest to answer.
Lions win on penalty kick
April 4, 2010 in print edition on C5
Olivia Dykes scored on a penalty kick in the second half, and Lawrence High’s girls soccer team defeated Wichita Northwest, 1-0, on Saturday in the Wichita South Titan Classic.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
April 4, 2010 in print edition on B4
Road work and construction scheduled in the area for the next week.
Horoscope for April 4, 2010
April 4, 2010 in print edition on D5
This year, you have many opportunities. Deciding which way to go could be difficult at times. Look to your goals for direction. If you are single, you could meet someone quite suddenly. If you are attached, the two of you might want to unite over a cause or take a workshop together. Capricorn is always a friend.
ID of train-truck crash victim released
April 4, 2010 in print edition on B4
The name of a man killed in a train-truck collision in Kansas has been released.
Wichita officer reflects on history of Crime Stoppers
April 4, 2010 in print edition on A7
When growing up in Russellville, Ala., Bobby Stout didn’t plan a career in public service.
Anti-West comments criticized by Afghans
April 4, 2010 in print edition on A7
President Hamid Karzai’s scathing attack on the West for its role in Afghanistan drew criticism from Afghan politicians after the White House described his remarks as genuinely troubling.
Haiti to use quake rubble in rebuilding
April 4, 2010 in print edition on A7
The rubble from Haiti’s shattered capital is rising in heaps at the port, dumped for sorting and recycling by a fleet of heavy, exhaust-belching trucks.