Archive for Friday, May 21, 2010

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12:00 a.m.
Mike West and Katie Euliss of Truckstop Honeymoon. Their band will be one of three dozen performing at the fourth annual Festy Fest this weekend. The Next Fest Thing
May 20, 2010
This, the fourth annual Festy Fest, promises to be significantly bigger than before. In the past, the event was solely promoted by word of mouth, but this year organizers made it more “official” by selling tickets through The Bottleneck and advertising…
6:00 a.m.
Joel Hernandez, 22, wipes away tears as he apologizes to the Leek family for his role in the death of their 20-year-old daughter, Rachel Leek, on Oct. 16 as she was riding her bicycle. Hernandez was driving drunk, hit Leek, then fled the scene. He received a sentence of six months in jail followed by one year of probation. Beside him is his attorney, Al Lopes, at the sentencing hearing Thursday in Douglas County District Court. Drunken driver who killed Lawrence woman on bicycle sentenced to 6 months in jail
May 20, 2010 in print edition on 1A
A Douglas County judge has sentenced a Lawrence man to six months in jail for drinking and driving and killing a 20-year-old Lawrence woman in October.
10:00 a.m.
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little briefs the Kansas Board of Regents on KU's proposed tuition and fee increase. Statehouse Live: Universities lay out tuition, fee increases
11:23 a.m., May 20, 2010 Updated 5:53 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Leaders at regents universities Thursday said they need tuition and fee increases to deal with budget cuts from the Kansas Legislature, increased costs and student demands.
2:00 p.m.
Quail Run first-grader Olivia Ryan, center, pulls a soiled paper towel from a mixture of water, vegetable oil and cocoa mix as her classmates Olivia Ferguson, left, and Patricia Thomas watch Thursday in Mary Pendry’s class. Quail Run students get a chance to experience difficulty in cleaning oil from water, animals
May 20, 2010 in print edition on 3A
As work continues on cleanup from the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, some Quail Run School first-graders learned just how difficult a task that officials from BP and federal and state governments have in front of them.
6:00 p.m.
Mike Schard and Kyle Case of Standard Beverage Corporation of Lawrence unload and stack the first cases of bottled beer from Free State Brewing Company at Cork and Barrel, 23rd and Iowa streets. The local microbrewery first started trying to bottle beer two years ago and has finally reached the point where it can supply stores in Lawrence. Liquor stores in Topeka, the Kansas side of Kansas City and Wichita should start seeing the beer in the next month. Free at last: After months of anticipation, bottles of Free State beer on sale Friday
May 20, 2010
“Barring a flood or tornado, Free State bottles will be for sale Friday morning.” So said owner Chuck Magerl after the last of 1,600 cases of Free State Brewery’s first bottled beer was picked up for distribution to Lawrence liquor stores Thursday afternoon…

All stories

People in the news
May 21, 2010 in print edition on B8
People in the news for May 21, 2010.
Not so beautiful
May 21, 2010 in print edition on A8
Lawrence used to be one of the prettiest towns in this part of the country.
Bridging the generation gap
Older adults, Baker students share life lessons and wisdom
May 21, 2010 in print edition on A3
Members of one generation reached out to another Thursday afternoon at the Lawrence Senior Center.
Community effort
Thanks to all the local officials who worked together to improve services for women seeking treatment for sexual assault.
May 21, 2010 in print edition on A8
It took a public nudge from the Douglas County district attorney to get things moving, but it’s great to hear that Lawrence Memorial Hospital has made significant improvements in the services it provides to victims of sexual assault.
Former Jayhawks in Combine
Collins, Aldrich, Henry reunite in Chicago
May 21, 2010 in print edition on B3
Three former Kansas University basketball players are holding a reunion of sorts in the Windy City this week.
Rec calendar
May 21, 2010 in print edition on B6
Recreational activities and opportunities for May 21, 2010.