Archive for Sunday, April 18, 2010

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12:00 a.m.
Lawrence school board members from left, Scott Morgan, Vanessa Sanburn, Marlene Merrill, Mary Loveland, Bob Byers, Mark Bradford and Rich Minder. As many as 30 Lawrence teachers may not get new contracts for next school year
April 16, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence school district administrators on Friday said they expected to not offer contracts next year to up to 30 teachers once they finish evaluating $4.6 million in cuts and staffing needs at schools.
6:00 a.m.
Josh Selby, right, gives his mother, Maeshon Witherspoon, a hug on the court following the Jordan Brand Classic. Selby announced that he would play basketball at Kansas University on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York. Kansas-bound: With help from mom, Josh Selby makes it to KU
April 18, 2010 in print edition on 1C
Josh Selby committed to Kansas University on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in front of hundreds of thousands of fans on ESPN2. He’s the country’s fourth-ranked player according to, and that ranking might move up. Most fans know him as the 6-foot-3 guard with mad hops and nearly unlimited shooting range. His mother, Maeshon Witherspoon, says there’s something much more impressive about Selby than his basketball skills, though.
10:00 a.m.
Steve Haddock is pictured next to the grave of his mother, Barbara Haddock, who in 1992 was murdered at their Overland Park home. Haddock’s father, Ken Haddock, was convicted of the murder. Steve has always believed in his father’s innocence and says that new DNA evidence should release him from prison. Fighting for their father
April 18, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Steve Haddock visits the grave of his mother, Barbara, a few times a year at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Lenexa. The plot next to Barbara is reserved for Steve’s father, Ken.
2:00 p.m.
Army SPC. David Conway II, a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High School, talks about the events leading up to his injury from an improvised explosive device on July 12, 2009, while serving in Iraq. Iraq veteran carefully plans his next steps
April 18, 2010 in print edition on 1B
A printout of X-ray film from last year showing a nail lodged in his left foot and a certificate noting his Bronze Star sit a few feet away from Army Spc. David Conway II, as he leans back in a recliner at his grandparents’ house in east Lawrence.
6:00 p.m.
Richard Renner, Lawrence, works to get his Recycle Cycle ready to roll for the Earth Day parade. The parade route ended in South Park, where a festival continued throughout the afternoon. As eco-celebration marks 40th year, efforts on going green gaining ground
April 18, 2010 in print edition on 1B
In a full-body frog costume complete with crown and red bow, Jack Leipzig drove down Massachusetts Street in a 1981 Yamaha Scooter throwing out candy as he went.
6:00 p.m.
The survey is in: What you think of the J-W comics
April 18, 2010 in print edition on 1D
In an online and mail-in survey, 1,083 Journal-World readers told us just how much they love their comics. That’s the most popular survey in recent memory, besting even our Oscars contest by a wide margin…

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KU announces signing of Selby
Jayhawks happy to add No. 4-ranked player in Class of 2010
April 18, 2010
KU coach Bill Self on Sunday announced the signing of Josh Selby to a letter-of-intent.
Downtown hours
An analysis of downtown sales tax receipts suggests that some downtown retailers might take another look at their evening hours.
April 18, 2010 in print edition on B6
If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Although a new study indicates that downtown Lawrence’s shift to an entertainment district may be topping out, almost half of the sales tax receipts in downtown still are collected by bars and restaurants.
How the pope got his U.S. lawyer
April 18, 2010 in print edition on E8
The Vatican has long let cardinals or its official spokesmen do its talking when scandal hits.
FSHS baseball dominates, 14-1
Junior Kukuk makes history, swats 3 HRs
April 18, 2010 in print edition on C1
One was cool. Two was incredible. Three? Not such a big deal.
City commission agenda for April 20
April 18, 2010 in print edition on B5
Approval for new fire truck sought.