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'Gustnado' causes minor damage in Williamstown Blue Heron Rookery The day in photos, April 4, 2011 KU vs. Nebraska softball KU vs. Baylor baseball
The Downtown Lawrence Farmers' Market begins Saturday, April 9. How often do you shop at the Farmers' Market?

Poll results

Response Percent
A few times a year
I’ve never been
Usually on Saturdays
Every day it’s open
Total 816
Do you have any large collections of themed items in your home?

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Total 442

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Border War experts featured in workshop
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A5
History is about to repeat itself.
Missouri hires Miami’s Frank Haith as coach
10:03 p.m., April 4, 2011 Updated 01:17 a.m. in print edition on B2
Frank Haith is returning to the Big 12 as Missouri’s head coach. Missouri announced Monday night that the former assistant to Rick Barnes at Texas had agreed to leave Miami and take over the Tigers.
Ottawa man accused of financially mistreating dependent adult
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A3
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has filed felony charges against a 64-year-old Ottawa man accusing him of taking advantage of an elderly woman to gain more than $100,000 after she had given him power of attorney.
Parks and Rec to host woodchip sale
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual woodchip sale later this week.
Boy Scouts to pick up food drive donations
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A2
The Boy Scout Scouting for Food food drive will pick up donations from Lawrence and Eudora homes on April 16.
$425,000 grant from Kansas Bioscience Authority would help Pinnacle Technology Inc. develop biosensors
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Kansas Bioscience Authority’s investment committee recommended on Monday that the authority grant nearly $425,000 to Lawrence-based Pinnacle Technology Inc.
KU School of Pharmacy ranks 4th in NIH funding
06:33 p.m., April 4, 2011 Updated 01:56 p.m. in print edition on A4
The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy reported that KU received more than $18.4 million in NIH funding in the 2010 fiscal year.
Speaker to focus on trade policies
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A5
A Chicago community organizer and former Indigenous Peoples of Honduras organizer is scheduled to speak in Lawrence on Wednesday.
Lawrence Friends of the Library sale kicks off Thursday night
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A2
The Lawrence Public Library’s Friends of the Library will host a book sale, beginning Thursday.
Woman rescued from motel fire in Grandview Plaza
April 4, 2011
A guest at a motel in northeast Kansas was rescued after fire engulfed her room.
Topeka spending thousands to defend officers involved in off-duty shooting
April 4, 2011
The city of Topeka has spent more than $14,000 to defend four officers who were sued after a shooting that occurred when they were off duty.
Residents of Satanta return home after grass fire forces evacuations
April 4, 2011
Residents of a small southwest Kansas town are back in their homes after a grass fire that forced their evacuation was contained.
Ringleader pleads guilty in fake bank robbery in Overland Park
April 4, 2011
The man who organized a fake kidnapping and robbery at an Overland Park bank where he worked has admitted his role in the hoax.
Wichita schools might see more corporate sponsors
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A5
Corporate logos might be popping up in Wichita schools in the future as district officials consider ways to increase revenue while facing a $50 million budget shortfall in the next two years.
NY developer hopes to renovate Halstead hospital
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A5
Five years after he bought the Halstead Hospital in south-central Kansas, a New York businessman says he still hopes to bring the facility back to life.
Flint Hills smoke management plan set for review
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A10
The effectiveness of a new plan to manage smoke from the annual spring prairie burning in the Flint Hills is being questioned after smoke from some planned burns drifted over Wichita in late March.
U.S. Supreme Court clears Kansas to reopen water dispute over Nebraska’s use of Republican River
02:45 p.m., April 4, 2011 Updated 06:52 p.m. in print edition on A1
The U.S. Supreme Court is allowing Kansas to reopen a lawsuit against Nebraska over the Republican River.
Butler showing little guys how to get it done
April 4, 2011
College basketball’s biggest party was once an exclusive affair, such a stretch for small schools there might as well have been “No Mid-Majors Allowed” signs plastered on the locker room doors at the Final Four.
Southwest Junior High School cancels Monday tennis match, practice
April 4, 2011
Southwest Junior High School has canceled Monday’s tennis match and practice.
‘Gustnado’ causes minor damage Sunday in Williamstown
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A3
A “gustnado” rolled through Williamstown Sunday evening, damaging irrigation equipment, at least one structure and a railroad crossing.
Two KU Business School dean candidates expected to visit campus this week
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A5
Two more candidates for Kansas University’s School of Business will visit campus this week.
2 Tonganoxie residents hurt Sunday afternoon in motorcycle accident northeast of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 24-40
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A5
Two Tonganoxie residents were injured Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle accident about nine miles northeast of Lawrence, according to the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s office.
Westar will hold a do-it-yourself home energy audit class
April 4, 2011
For people who want to make simple energy improvements to their homes, but don’t know how, Westar Energy is offering a three-hour, do-it-yourself home energy audit course. The class will be from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16.
Town Talk: Homeless shelter baffled by report of pending move; more on how a Texas attorney ends up with a Lawrence apartment complex; Municipal Court looking to reduce credit card fees
April 4, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Lawrence man gets nine years for robbing credit union
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A4
A judge Monday sentenced a 22-year-old Lawrence man to serve nine years in federal prison for robbing a Lawrence credit union last year, a U.S. Attorney’s office spokesman said.
Hazmat crews clear scene at Allen Fieldhouse parking garage after finding bottle containing chemicals
10:58 a.m., April 4, 2011 Updated 01:13 p.m.
Hazmat crews were called to the parking garage next to Allen Fieldhouse on the Kansas University campus Monday morning.
Eisenhower Museum to display original copy of Declaration of Independence April 26-27
April 4, 2011
The Eisenhower Museum in Abilene will display an original copy of the Declaration of Independence for two days in April.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to host 2011 Easter egg hunt
April 4, 2011
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and his wife, Mary, are inviting young children and their families to take part in the annual Easter egg hunt in Topeka.
Heard on the Hill: New law dean has fourth highest salary among KU deans; Dan Savage of ‘Savage Love’ is coming to KU; KU cheer squad’s nationals routine to air on ESPN2
April 4, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
First Bell: Follies tables filling up fast; Wakarusa Valley likely to retain playground equipment; driver’s ed meeting set for April 9 at Free State High School
April 4, 2011
Time for another edition of First Bell, a rundown of news and other educational items involving schools in the area.
Fixing heart valves without open-heart surgery supported in new study
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A7
Cardiologists are reporting a major advance: A long-awaited study suggests that many people with a bad aortic valve, the heart’s main gate, can avoid open-heart surgery and have a new one placed through a tube in an artery instead.
Watkins museum director Steve Nowak hopes collections will tell stories
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A3
Steve Nowak has a wish list. At the top of that list is a historical basketball, circa the James Naismith era.
KU School of Pharmacy dean to receive Douglas County Senior Center’s Seaver Award
01:01 a.m., April 4, 2011 Updated 03:54 p.m. in print edition on A1
The Douglas County Senior Center will honor the dean of the Kansas University School of Pharmacy for his school’s contributions to serving the local senior community.
3rd day of Quran protests spread east in Afghanistan
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A7
Demonstrators battled police in southern Afghanistan’s main city on Sunday and took to the streets in the turbulent east for the first time as Western pleas failed to halt a third day of rage over a Florida pastor’s burning of the Quran.
GOP budget plan cuts more than $4 trillion
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A7
A Republican plan for the 2012 budget would cut more than $4 trillion over the next decade, more than even the president’s debt commission proposed, with spending caps as well as changes in the Medicare and Medicaid health programs, its principal author said Sunday.
Safety board finds cracks in 3 Southwest planes
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A7
Inspectors have found small, subsurface cracks in three more Southwest Airlines planes that are similar to those suspected of causing a jetliner to lose pressure and make a harrowing emergency landing in Arizona, a federal investigator said Sunday.
Horoscope for April 4
April 4, 2011
You could be surprised and delighted by everything that might occur in the next few months.
‘The Problem Solverz’ goes back to the future
April 4, 2011
I have seen the future of animation and it is “The Problem Solverz” (7:45 p.m., Cartoon Network).
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A4
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending April 3, 2011.
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A4
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending April 3, 2011.
Church uses ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ to teach timeless lessons
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A4
When “The Andy Griffith Show” first aired in 1960, its producers and actors probably had no idea the program would run in perpetuity or that it would someday serve as the basis for Bible studies in churches across America.
City commission agenda for April 5, 2011
Tax incentives proposal for Treanor Architects to be discussed
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A5
City commissioners will consider approving several incentives for a proposed office building project at 1040 Vt.
How to help: Volunteers needed for Wayne Simien Free Throw Tournament Fundraiser
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A4
Family Promise of Lawrence is in need of volunteers to help with its upcoming Wayne Simien Free Throw Tournament Fundraiser on Saturday.
Program uses Chester Cheetah to help people with autism develop social skills
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A3
The kids and shoppers at Walmart, 3300 Iowa, on Sunday afternoon, simply saw an eight-foot inflatable Chester Cheetah bouncing around, wiggling his ears and performing the somewhat limited dance repertoire that was possible inside the cumbersome costume.
Lawrence 7th-grader Stefan Petrovic maintains title of Kansas geography bee champ
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A3
South Junior High seventh-grader Stefan Petrovic took the role of defending his title of Kansas’ National Geographic Bee champion very seriously.
55-year-old woman dies after being struck by train in Wellsville
12:42 a.m., April 4, 2011 Updated 03:02 p.m. in print edition on A2
A 55-year-old Wellsville woman died Sunday afternoon when she was struck by a train near Kansas Highway 33 in Wellsville.
Capitol Report: Kansas Board of Regents to visit KU
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A3
The Kansas Board of Regents will visit the Kansas University Medical Center on Thursday and the Lawrence campus on Friday.
Great blue herons’ rookery fills treetops in Shawnee park
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A1
In years of walking Mill Creek Streamway Park, Ascension Hernandez has seen the occasional great blue heron — water lapping at lanky legs, rope-like neck forming a graceful S.
Former KU history professor crazy for bananas
Interest in Central America sparks fruitful love
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A3
On Charles Stansifer’s wall hangs a master’s degree. It’s not in history or Spanish, his specialties. No, this degree is in bananaology, signed by Anna Banana herself in 1981.
UConn, Butler in bizarro final
April 4, 2011 in print edition on B1
Butler coach Brad Stevens loves an underdog, whether it’s his team back in the Final Four or Connecticut making an unprecedented five-games-in-five-nights run through the Big East tournament. Wait, what?
Fix-It Chick: Tackle crabgrass control
April 4, 2011
Spring is also the only time you can control crabgrass with a chemical or organic pre-emergent.
100 years ago: Boys pay tribute at grave of forgotten soldier
April 4, 2011
“On one of their recent hikes the Lutheran Boys League visited the old forgotten cemetery along the Santa Fe about two miles west of town.”
KU softball falls to NU
April 4, 2011 in print edition on B3
If it seems like Kansas University’s softball team is playing a ranked team every weekend, it’s because it is. For the second straight day, No. 16 Nebraska’s Ashley Hagemann shut down KU’s lineup, this time in a 7-1 NU triumph on Sunday afternoon at Arrocha Ballpark.
Notre Dame stuns top-seeded UConn, 72-63 in women’s Final Four
April 4, 2011 in print edition on B10
It’s not often Maya Moore meets her match. Skylar Diggins was up to the task, and Notre Dame will play for a national championship because of it.
A&M stifles Stanford in women’s Final Four
Layup in final seconds lifts Aggies to 63-62 win
April 4, 2011 in print edition on B10
Texas A&M’s defense was good enough to upset two No. 1 seeds. The Aggies will find out Tuesday night if it is good enough to win their first national championship.
Woodland CAN win Masters
April 4, 2011 in print edition on B1
Horton Smith won the first Masters, in 1934, and Gene Sarazen, who did not play the year before, won in 1935. Forty-four years later, Fuzzy Zoeller was fitted for the green jacket in his Augusta National debut.
Boonraksasat 4th; KU women’s golf 9th
April 4, 2011 in print edition on B3
Thanuttra Boonraksasat tied for fourth — just four strokes out of first place — to pace Kansas University’s women’s golf team to a ninth-place finish Sunday at the Ole Miss Rebel Intercollegiate
Kansas women’s tennis upended by Huskers
April 4, 2011 in print edition on B3
Freshmen Dylan Windom and Amy Barnthouse won at Nos. 5 and 6 singles, but they provided the only points for Kansas University’s tennis team in a 5-2 loss Sunday to Nebraska.
Gone with the wind: Baylor’s 12-4 baseball blowout ends KU’s hope for sweep
April 4, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas University took the baseball field in position to sweep a Top-25 conference foe and left it wondering why that wasn’t enough to fire the Jayhawks up.
Royals upend Angels
Rookie Collins gets win, 12-9 in 13th
April 4, 2011 in print edition on B1
Tim Collins smelled like a brewery. He was supposed to. The diminutive rookie left-hander threw three innings of two-hit relief and got his first major-league victory Sunday when Matt Treanor hit a three-run homer with two outs in the 13th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals over the Los Angeles Angels and their ineffective bullpen, 12-9.
National briefs: Mizzou expected to hire Miami’s Haith
April 4, 2011 in print edition on B2
A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells the Associated Press that Frank Haith has agreed to leave Miami after seven seasons and take over as coach at Missouri.
Commentary: In tonight’s NCAA title, root for Butler
April 4, 2011 in print edition on B2
Richmond and Cleveland State were the 1980s pioneers, charming and obscure underdogs who crashed the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16.
Late charge lifts Harvick in Virginia
April 4, 2011 in print edition on B2
It was supposed to be a showdown between Denny Hamlin and Jimmie Johnson, the only two drivers able to win at tricky Martinsville Speedway of late.
MLK fought for labor rights now under attack
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A8
Once upon a long time ago, a tired man faced an audience of public workers. They were on a wildcat strike, demanding the right to bargain collectively and to have the city for which they worked automatically deduct union dues from their paychecks. The city’s conservative mayor had flatly refused these demands.
Government arrogance triggers dispute
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A8
A dialectic of judicial deference and political arrogance is on display in St. Louis. When excessively deferential courts permit governmental arrogance, additional arrogance results as government explores the limits of judicial deference. As Jim Roos knows.
Special gift
April 4, 2011 in print edition on A8
Brady Tanner is Lawrence’s Special Olympian and, today, its greatest inspiration.
40 years ago: Local resident restores historic clock
April 4, 2011
Robert Green, retired operator of Green Brothers Hardware, had a hobby of restoring antiques in his home workshop.
Go Green: Envision a ‘Complete Streets’ Lawrence
April 4, 2011
A national organization called the National Complete Streets Coalition has laid the groundwork for communities all across the United States to address the needs of all commuters, not just drivers.
Mind Matters: Tips to cope with the loss of a parent
April 4, 2011
We all have to face losing a parent at some point in our lives, and no matter what the timing or circumstance, it is a very difficult time.
Pianist Alpin Hong takes playful approach to sharing classical music
April 4, 2011
Staying young at heart is important to renowned classical pianist Alpin Hong.
Forever young: Lawrence Arts Center plans special events to mark preschool’s 25th year
April 4, 2011
It started on a whim 25 years ago. A chance meeting, flanked by the babbling of toddlers, was the setting. A shared understanding, the catalyst. And just like that a Lawrence institution was born: the Lawrence Arts Center’s award-winning arts-based preschool.
Slice of Life: Global adventures inspire author, professor
April 4, 2011
Local author, lawyer and Haskell Indian Nations University professor Lucia Orth’s passion for books, travel, equality, fairness and justice took root during her childhood in Hannibal, Mo.
Elizabeth Taylor style icon in her own right
April 4, 2011
Elizabeth Taylor was not self-conscious regarding her ostentatious style — if you got it, wear it.
Home ec refresher: Lawrence teachers share some of their best kitchen tips
April 4, 2011
Google is great for cooking, but sometimes the best cooking tips come from an old-fashioned source: Home ec teachers.
Healthy lamb dish perfect for Passover
April 4, 2011
Lamb — at least spring lamb — can be a healthy choice with a tender texture and mild flavor. It’s all a matter of selecting the right cut.
Double Take: Involve kids while making summer vacation plans
April 4, 2011
I suggest that for the over-12 crowd, a family meeting be called to brainstorm ideas. Set a budget, give some parameters of what’s doable, then take kid input seriously.
River City Jules: Parking authority
April 4, 2011
We wandered in the desert like Moses and his people without water or manna, looking for the (promised) van.
25 years ago: Stores running out of fishing licenses during recent warm weather
April 4, 2011
The recent abnormally warn temperatures were doing more than luring out early tulips and redbuds.