Archive for Thursday, May 6, 2010

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Audio clips
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, May 6, 2010 LHS baseball vs. Shawnee Mission East
Do you support a plan in the Kansas Legislature to increase the sales tax 1 cent on the dollar to protect funding for education and social services?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not sure
Total 1232
Who drafted the best Big 12 North team?

Poll results

Response Percent
Jesse (Blaine Gabbert, Austen Arnaud, Rodney Stewart, Toben Opurum, Jerrell Jackson, Brodrick Smith, Sedrick Johnson)
Matt (Zac Lee, Kale Pick, Daniel Thomas, Derrick Washington, Scotty McKnight, Wes Kemp, Chris Omigie)
Eric (Tyler Hansen, Carson Coffman, Roy Helu, Jr., Alexander Robinson, Niles Paul, Bradley McDougald, Markques Simas)
Total 258
Who drafted the best Big 12 South team?

Poll results

Response Percent
Eric (Landry Jones, Taylor Potts, Christine Michael, Baron Batch, Ryan Broyles, Detron Lewis, Uzoma Nwachukwu)
Jesse (Jerrod Johnson, Brandon Weeden, Kendall Hunter, DeMarco Murray, Jeff Fuller, Hubert Anyiam, Malcolm Williams)
Matt (Robert Griffin, Garrett Gilbert, Tre’ Newton, Fozzy Whittaker, James Kirkendoll, Alex Torres, Kendall Wright)
Total 38

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Fennel What do I do with fennel?
May 5, 2010 in print edition on 1C
If Dr. Seuss had created a vegetable instead of Truffula Trees in his kiddie lit masterpiece “The Lorax,” it surely would look a bit like summer’s coolest vegetable since the cucumber: fennel…
6:00 a.m.
Officials with the Jefferson County sheriff's department and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks participated in a search Wednesday for a suspect on the Kansas River. The man was apprehended about 12:30 p.m., and was taken into custody by Shawnee County sheriff's officers. Officers apprehend suspect after pursuit down Kansas River
12:22 p.m., May 5, 2010 Updated 1:04 p.m. in print edition on 4A
Officers from multiple law enforcement agencies spent more than two hours Wednesday morning chasing a suspect along and in the Kansas River, using helicopters and boats.
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence High school seniors Ida Greenwell, left, and Alex Welcher develop film in their photography class Tuesday. Graduation for LHS and Free State seniors is May 23, and for most of them that’s not soon enough. Senioritis’ plagues soon-to-be graduates in Lawrence
May 5, 2010 in print edition on 1A
For Lawrence High School senior Ida Greenwell, the last few days of her high school career are a challenge.
2:00 p.m.
The coed Kansas University swimming club practice Thursday at Robinson Gymnasium pool. Swim club president Dan Johnson, top center, listens to instructions along with other members. A complaint has been filed against KU, alleging that it fails to offer adequate competition for men, in violation of Title IX. KU takes steps on Title IX issue
May 6, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Kansas Athletics has reached an agreement with the government addressing a complaint that it discriminates against male athletes.
6:00 p.m.
Prairie Park sixth-graders, classmates of Elijah Cullison, who died of leukemia last fall, help plant an Autunm Blaze maple tree on the school grounds in memory of their friend Wednesday, May 5, 2010. The ceremony was part of a larger tree planting project of 70 trees donated by Westar Energy and the utility's Green Team. One of trees planted at Lawrence’s Prairie Park School honors student who died last year
May 5, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Students in Cathy White’s sixth-grade class at Prairie Park School cleared out dirt and prepared a maple tree for its new home in front of the school, 2711 Kensington Road.

All stories

Musicians lose gear in flood
May 6, 2010 in print edition on B6
Brad Paisley’s H2O Tour is all wet. Really, really wet.
Beneath surface, oil may be wreaking havoc
May 6, 2010 in print edition on A8
The oil you can’t see could be as bad as the oil you can.
Elephants’ fear of bees may be odd key to keeping peace
May 6, 2010 in print edition on A1
Eek, a bee!
LHS, Free State gird for softball showdown
Spirited city rivalry spices up first of two softball meetings between Lions, Firebirds
May 6, 2010 in print edition on B1
Reenie Stogsdill and Lee Ice know what’s on the line tonight when their teams meet at Free State High: city softball pride.
Apt audit
Lawrence street construction and maintenance is a timely topic for the city’s auditor.
May 6, 2010 in print edition on A7
Local residents who are concerned about the deplorable condition of Lawrence streets should keep an eye on an audit approved Tuesday night by Lawrence city commissioners.