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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 986
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.

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Quinceañera ceremony for young Lawrence girl brings Latin American tradition to Lawrence
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A1
On one of my travels to Cuba, I saw young girls in white gowns being paraded around their town in the back of a Jeep. I soon learned it was the ceremony called Quinceañera, marking the coming-of-age of a 15-year-old girl, complete with a church ceremony and a party.
Local governments preparing for sizable drop in local property tax values
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A1
Local governments in Douglas County are preparing to deal with a 3 percent decrease in property valuation as they work on their budgets for next year.
Community invited to meeting to discuss homelessness in Lawrence
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A5
The Coalition for Homeless Concerns is sponsoring the sixth annual Town Meeting on Homelessness from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
Project Graduation 2010 open to all Lawrence high school graduates
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A3
Several graduating high school seniors from Lawrence will walk away with big prizes as they head into the next phases of their lives.
Good Morning America” segment featuring Lawrence homeless shelter director to air Wednesday
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A3
A national television story about the Lawrence Community Shelter and its director, Loring Henderson, will air on Wednesday morning.
Department of Transportation to unveil Tuesday study on expanded Amtrak service in Lawrence, across Kansas
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A2
Area residents interested in a proposal for a new Amtrak route can learn more at a meeting on Tuesday.
Fire alarm forces evacuation of Lawrence elementary school
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A2
A Lawrence elementary school was evacuated Monday morning while fire officials worked to find the cause of a fire alarm, emergency dispatchers said.
Parkinson signs bill promoting creation of ‘Brown v. Board” mural in Statehouse
07:54 a.m., May 17, 2010 Updated 10:51 a.m.
Supporters of the project hope to have the mural in place within one or two years
Study says obesity a growing problem among girls in Kansas
07:51 a.m., May 17, 2010 Updated 02:09 p.m. in print edition on B10
A new federal study shows that obesity is a growing problem among girls in Kansas.
Firm directions: KU students plan to bike across country to benefit affordable housing
May 17, 2010
When a group of bicyclists came through Lawrence last summer as part of a cross-country fundraising trip, Kansas University senior Jillian Strobel watched with envy.
Junior gardeners: West students start unique partnership with The Merc
May 17, 2010
Under cloudy skies, a handful of West Junior High School students put down mulch, dug holes and planted 40 tomato plants.
Restoration movement: Couple honored for years spent remodeling east Lawrence home
May 17, 2010
When Josh and Cari Davis first started fixing up their house in east Lawrence, they didn’t even own it. It was in such bad shape, no bank would loan them the money to buy it.
KU rowing 7th at C-USA
May 17, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University placed seventh at the inaugural Conference USA Rowing Championships and 19th overall in the South-Central Regional on Sunday.
Patient treats cancer just as a part of life
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A3
“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.”
Marcus similar to Pierce
May 17, 2010 in print edition on B1
Most NBA Draft websites have Marcus Morris making himself eligible for the NBA after his junior season, but it’s not a reach to believe Morris will play four years for Kansas. For one thing, the NBA labor situation is such that players might be scared to leave early after next season, for fear players will be locked out. For another, Markieff Morris isn’t likely to be ready for the NBA after his junior season, and the twins are extremely close, so much so that it’s easy to see Marcus delaying his professional career in order to room with Markieff for one more year.
Man arrested after domestic dispute
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 26-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Sunday morning after being involved in a domestic dispute.
Phoenix awaits Lakers
May 17, 2010 in print edition on B4
Kobe Bryant has barely touched a basketball in a week, giving his gimpy ankle and arthritic finger time to heal.
Retailers prepare for consumer comeback
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A10
Retailers are priming for a consumer comeback.
KU Cancer Center counts days, dollars in NCI quest
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A3
Kansas University is continuing to rely on private and state funds in its ongoing quest for National Cancer Institute designation, KU Cancer Center leaders say.
Take a peep at summer shoe styles
May 17, 2010
The hottest heels for spring and summer…
Tale of a third-grade dropout
May 17, 2010
While driving with my son, I noticed a “Now Hiring” sign in the window of a soon-to-open restaurant near our home.
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.
Nominee perpetuates education elitism
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A7
If confirmed as a Supreme Court justice, Elena Kagan will bring greater diversity to the court by adding a third woman. What she will not bring is educational diversity. Her confirmation will leave the court entirely composed of former law students at either Harvard or Yale.
Bulls work out Henry
May 17, 2010 in print edition on B3
Former Kansas University basketball guard Xavier Henry worked out for the Chicago Bulls on Sunday at the Bulls’ practice facility.
Healthy Celtics roll
Boston opens East finals with win
May 17, 2010 in print edition on B4
The hair is a little grayer. The ankles and knees no longer so sturdy. Even with a roster full of aging superstars, the Boston Celtics are still standing tall.
‘Iron Man 2’ stays at No. 1 with $53M
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A9
Steel bested bows and arrows at the movies this weekend, with “Iron Man 2” fighting off the new release “Robin Hood” to stay at the top of the box office.
AIDS Project starting ‘buddy’ program
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Douglas County AIDS Project is launching a new volunteer program.
Lawrence family contributes in unusual way
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A1
As far as llamas go, the six that the Hubbell family raise at their Lawrence home are a community-service oriented bunch.
Tube starts to contain spill, but oil may hit Keys, Atlantic
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A1
Oil company engineers on Sunday finally succeeded in keeping some of the oil gushing from a blown well out of the Gulf of Mexico, hooking up a mile-long tube to funnel the crude into a tanker ship after more than three weeks of failures.
Thrower paces Kansas track
May 17, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University freshman Mason Finley won the discus Sunday and was named one of three winners of the men’s high-point-performer award at the Big 12 Track and Field championships.
Not so fast: KU gets off to quick start, but fizzles
May 17, 2010 in print edition on B1
For three innings Sunday, Kansas University freshman Tanner Poppe owned the mound, and the KU bats lit up the scoreboard. A couple of singles and an errant throw in the fourth changed all that, though, and from then on it was nothing but doom and gloom for KU, which lost to K-State, 8-5, at Tointon Stadium.
Bishops aren’t employees, Vatican will contend in defense of abuse suit
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A10
The Vatican today will make its most detailed defense yet against claims that it is liable for U.S. bishops who allowed priests to molest children, saying bishops are not its employees and that a 1962 Vatican document did not require them to keep quiet, The Associated Press has learned.
Plot shakeup to rattle ‘House’ foundation
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A9
A funny thing happens on the season finale of “House” (7 p.m., Fox): An episode of “ER” breaks out.
Guillen breaks out, Royals top Chisox, 5-3
Bannister solid for six innings as Kansas City improves to 2-1 under new manager Yost
May 17, 2010 in print edition on B1
Jose Guillen broke out of a slump to help the Kansas City Royals win their first home series of the season in their first series under new manager Ned Yost. Brian Bannister pitched six strong innings, Guillen drove in three runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox, 5-3, on Sunday.
People in the news
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A9
People in the news for May 17, 2010.
Horoscope for May 17, 2010
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A9
This year, zero in on a primary life goal. Timing is with you. A swirl of unexpected events could confuse your perspective, but not for long. Trust your judgment in the long run. If you are single, a friendship could evolve into more. If you are attached, remember the role of friendship in a love relationship. Count on Pisces.
100 years ago: Sheriff shot during arrest attempt
May 17, 2010
Deputy Sheriff Ebb Woods was shot in the calf of the leg about 9 o’clock this morning at Eudora upon attempting to arrest one Charles Trude, wanted by the police at Ionia Mich.
25 years ago: KU preparing for commencement
May 17, 2010
Kansas University workers were putting final touches on preparations for KU’s 113th Commencement, which was scheduled for Sunday.
40 years ago: Six-week strike ends
May 17, 2010
The six-week northeast Kansas construction strike was over in the Lawrence-Topeka area.
Middle East expert who taught at K-State dies
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A5
An expert on Middle East politics who taught at Kansas State University has died.
Kansas cities join atrazine lawsuit
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A5
Five Kansas cities and a rural water district have signed onto a lawsuit against the maker of the weed killer atrazine.
A.G. to file brief on Westboro church
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A5
The Kansas attorney general plans to seek support for a brief he will file with the U.S. Supreme Court in a support of a man suing members of an anti-gay Topeka church.
Kansas ranks last in VA service
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A5
The Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs has just one service representative for every 11,000 veterans in Kansas — a ratio that ranks it dead last nationally, according to its executive director.
Missouri Civil War dig uncovers evidence of civilian suffering
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A4
A foot below the grasses of rural Bates County, Ann Raab’s trowel has uncovered scars of a countryside torched by the Union Army.
Wounded rogue Thai general dies as upheaval continues
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A2
A rogue Thai general who helped anti-government protesters and was shot by an unidentified sniper died today from his wounds, raising fears of new violence after five days of street battles that have killed 36 people in downtown Bangkok.
Study: Cell phone, brain cancer link inconclusive
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A2
Cell phone users worried about getting brain cancer aren’t off the hook yet.
Shuttle arrives at space station
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A2
Atlantis arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday for what could be its last visit, delivering fresh batteries and other equipment to help keep the outpost running long after the shuttle program ends.
School district agrees to rehire fired teachers
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A2
A school district that gained the support of President Barack Obama for promoting accountability after it fired all its teachers from a struggling school announced on Sunday it had reached an agreement with the union to return the current staffers to their jobs.
Recount affirms win for Sunni-backed bloc
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A2
Iraq’s electoral commission affirmed on Sunday the narrow victory of a Sunni-backed bloc in the March vote after a partial recount undercut the Shiite prime minister’s claims of fraud in the tally.
Volcanic ash closes Heathrow airport
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A2
Two of Europe’s busiest airports closed early this morning as a dense cloud of volcanic ash drifted from Iceland, aviation authorities said.
Hey LeBron: Give Dallas a chance
May 17, 2010 in print edition on B2
LeBron to Dallas talk starts in 3, 2 … now.
Different day, same result: Busch wins
Driver claims second consecutive triumph at Dover
May 17, 2010 in print edition on B2
Kyle Busch would like to believe he would have defeated Jimmie Johnson even without the four-time champion making a rare pit-road mistake.
Stadium inequities a costly lesson
After accepting gift for Free State field, district must pay to keep LHS on par
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A3
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.
A day at the groomer’s
May 17, 2010
It’s springtime, and the back room of Christal K-9 dog grooming shop is a flurry of fur. Dakota the huskie is getting his thick, shedding undercoat blasted away with a high-powered blow dryer before his bath. Dog hair is, literally, flying through the air.
Seasonal spring bites
May 17, 2010
The power of spring means the much-welcomed arrival of spring produce. Join Jayni Carey in the kitchen this week for a spring menu featuring seasonal vegetables and fruit.
Lawrence elementary school lunches
May 17, 2010
On the fringe: Stylists give tips for texturized hair care
May 17, 2010
Choppy haircuts with texturized, fringy edges are making a mark with women and men, old and young alike. The super-straight, texturized hairstyle appeals to all ages, says Beckie McGovern, owner of Scizzors Hair Salon and Spa, 600 Lawrence Ave.
Smart moves: Businesswoman, novelist achieves dreams
May 17, 2010
When Valerie Foos was a little girl, she loved to read and write. She dreamed of writing a novel and owning a business like her parents did one day.
Financial advice for new grads
May 17, 2010
It is the time of year when many young people move on from high school or college to begin life on their own. Starting your new career or job can be very rewarding and a giant leap toward new levels of responsibility. Although there is very little taught in school, developing strong financial habits early can help to ease this transition.
Don’t let money get flushed down the toilet
May 17, 2010
If you have replaced the flapper in your toilet tank and water is still seeping out, it is most likely time to replace the flush valve.
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.
No ‘clean’ hydrocarbons
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A7
All that oil floating on the Gulf of Mexico reveals the lie about Alberta’s “dirty oil” for what it is. While we get no pleasure from seeing our neighbors to the south contend with an unfolding ecological disaster, it at least puts the relative merits of different energy sources in perspective.
Cameron brings clarity
May 17, 2010 in print edition on A7
With considerable grace and dignity, Gordon Brown brought 13 years of Labour rule to an end. Five full days after the polls closed in the 2010 general election, the country finally has a new government. The forging of a governing coalition between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats has ended one of the most unsettling episodes in modern political history. At a time of the gravest economic crisis, the country was crying out for a stable government with a credible plan for tackling the deficit.