Archive for Monday, May 17, 2010

Also from May 17

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Celebrating a Quinceañera The day in photos, May 17, 2010 Kansas Baseball at Kansas State
Polls
If Missouri moves to the Big Ten, should KU still play the Tigers during the non-conference season in football and men's basketball?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
56%
No
 
41%
Undecided
 
2%
Total 602
Have you ever taken a trip on Amtrak?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
60%
No
 
39%
Total 991
Do you believe there is a link between cell phone use and brain cancer?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
46%
Yes
 
28%
Not sure
 
25%
Total 759
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
The 138th commencement for the University of Kansas was held under cloudy skies on Sunday in Memorial Stadium. KU officials were prepared to postpone the ceremonies, but the threat of rain held off. KU’s Class of 2010 embarks on next journey
May 16, 2010 in print edition on 1A
The rain stayed away on Sunday and allowed Kansas University’s Class of 2010 to celebrate their graduation without a hitch.
6:00 a.m.
The Hubbells’ llama Dalai peeks through the fence at their farm Friday. The family is donating sheared llama hair to help clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Lawrence family contributes in unusual way
May 17, 2010 in print edition on 1A
As far as llamas go, the six that the Hubbell family raise at their Lawrence home are a community-service oriented bunch.
10:00 a.m.
The new football stadium at Lawrence High School is undergoing construction to finish the athletic complex, but a new city inspection questions if the construction matches the plans the city approved. Stadium inequities a costly lesson
May 17, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Higher construction bids are complicating the efforts of Lawrence school board members to make sure the new athletic stadiums at the city’s two high schools are equitable.
2:00 p.m.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital oncology nurse Jyl Haynes, left, prepares David Brooks for his chemotherapy. Brooks was diagnosed with colon cancer more than five years ago, and has made medical treatment part of his normal routine. Patient treats cancer just as a part of life
May 17, 2010 in print edition on 3A
“I’m not fighting cancer. I suppose when you start fighting cancer that’s the time it wants to kill you, wants to take your life from you. Then the fight’s on. Me, I’m just being treated for cancer; I’m not fighting cancer.”
6:00 p.m.
Idol talk: Lawrence residents reminisce about their teen crushes
May 17, 2010
The hottest man on the planet isn’t a man at all. He’s looking for his estranged “Baby,” even though at 16, he’s not much more than a baby himself. And that’s just the way millions of girls like him.

All stories

Retailers prepare for consumer comeback
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A10
Retailers are priming for a consumer comeback.
Tuition balance
Kansas University officials need to remember that the economic conditions that are challenging KU also affect those who are paying KU tuition.
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A7
The headline on the Kansas University news release reads: “KU works to make tuition affordable for all students.” We realize that state budget cuts have been tough, but it seems that KU needs to work a little harder on that “affordable” tuition goal.
People in the news
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A9
People in the news for May 17, 2010.
Hey LeBron: Give Dallas a chance
May 17, 2010 in print edition on B2
LeBron to Dallas talk starts in 3, 2 … now.