Archive for Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Also from May 25

On the street
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The day in photos, May 25, 2010 LHS and FSHS at 6A state golf tournament
Would you make your teenager wear a bracelet that monitors alcohol use?

Poll results

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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Taj Polonchek, 5, looks for guidance for weeding from teacher Julie McEathron at Hilltop Child Development Center’s Meadowlark Classroom’s garden. McEathron has incorporated gardening into the classroom for three years, and soon the entire school will have a new garden for its projects.
Blossoming education: KU’s Hilltop program to expand gardening, related curricula
May 24, 2010
These are the reasons why gardening with preschoolers is adorable. Taj Polonchek, 5, sits on the sidewalk near a bed of green plants barely poking out of the ground. Even a seasoned gardener might wonder which is a weed and which is a vegetable plant. Taj, with great confidence, pulls a tomato plant out of the dirt. He holds it up to his teacher. “Can I pick this one?” he says.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little talks with members of the Lawrence Rotary Club as their guest speaker during a luncheon Monday at the Lawrence Holidome. Gray-Little answered questions and spoke about various issues surrounding the university, including fundraising and tuition increases. Chancellor: Raising admission standards a priority for KU in the coming year
May 24, 2010 in print edition on 5A
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little said KU would be focusing more time on raising its admissions standards in the coming year.
10:00 a.m.
Cordley Kindergarten teacher Christy Kelly holds a check for $10,000, which was presented to her Monday by the Lawrence Schools Foundation as the annual Bobs’ Award. Kelly stands with her son, Trey, 8, a student at Cordley. The Bobs’ Award is a teaching honor created by a group of anonymous area civic leaders who share the same first name. Educator surprised by Bobs’ Award
May 25, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Still in shock, Christy Kelly wept as she stood in front of the Cordley School community Monday afternoon clutching a giant $10,000 check and her second-grade son, Trey.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas University Mini College participant Mary-Lucille Mantz, Kansas City, Mo., laughs hysterically as she works to construct a ceramic rendition of the Campanile during an introductory class in ceramic sculpture Monday, in the School of Art and Design building. “This is the first time ever I’ve touched a piece of clay, including Play-Doh,” said Mantz. Monday was the start of the the Mini College, which is in its second year and is hosted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Back-to-school is now for those who have enrolled for ‘Mini College’
May 24, 2010 in print edition on 3A
About 125 “students” are on the Kansas University campus this week taking in all kinds of classes — from the sexual behavior of insects to the latest developments on cancer research.
6:00 p.m.
R.D Johnson employee Koty Coates rakes gravel Monday at the intersection of North Second and Locust streets. Johnny’s customers facing another detour in North Lawrence
May 24, 2010 in print edition on 4A
Drivers on their way to Johnny’s Tavern and other nearby North Lawrence businesses, including a mobile home park, must once again navigate a new route.

All stories

Mutts no longer in doghouse at American Kennel Club
May 25, 2010 in print edition on A2
Scene: the Mattaponi Kennel Club dog show.
Treasured tradition
The Lawrence City Band is tuning up for another season.
May 25, 2010 in print edition on A7
One of Lawrence’s most enduring summer traditions returns to South Park on Wednesday.