Archive for Sunday, April 10, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Students and parent volunteers from New York Elementary walk together Friday afternoon along 11th Street as part of a communitywide Walking School Bus pilot program. New York School students board the ‘walking school bus’
April 8, 2011 in print edition on 3A
“You can walk with a group, and you can walk with your friends,” said Kellie Old Elk, shuffling along, arm-in-arm, with Aryanna Meraz on a brick sidewalk south of the school. “You don’t have to walk by yourself.”
9:30 a.m.
James Calderon, right, translates to a defendant during a court hearing Thursday, April 7, 2011. Calderon is a judicial and medical Spanish interpreter. Spanish interpreter makes living by helping people understand
April 9, 2011 in print edition on 1A
James Calderón sits patiently in a chair in the front row of the gallery of a Douglas County courtroom waiting for the parties and District Judge Kay Huff to start the hearing.
1:00 p.m.
Rich Minder, school board president, visits with Marlene Merrill, school board member, as election workers compile results at the Douglas County Courthouse. Merrill finished fifth in the race for four seats on the board. Minder did not seek reelection. Lawrence school district to plan school mergers
April 9, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Lane Eisenhart is a realist when it comes to the future of her neighborhood’s beloved elementary, New York School.
4:30 p.m.
Alexander Barket and John Borak, programmers who in 1976 wrote "Honk," a program that allowed users to post anonymous electronic messages on a Honeywell mainframe computer. Programmers created early ‘social network’ on mainframe computer at Kansas University in 1970s
April 10, 2011 in print edition on 1A
It’s 1976 in the computer center at Kansas University’s Summerfield Hall. The computer was one of the few on campus, and it was a pretty big computer — a Honeywell 635 mainframe computer, in fact. It used punch cards.
6:00 p.m.
Sean Sinclair 20, kneeling, works against Justin Barstow, 22, during an afternoon practice at an MMA club in a garage in Eudora Thursday, April 7, 2011. Group starts MMA club in Eudora garage
April 10, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Mark Farr has seen people lose their teeth in his garage. He’s broken a toe, and he’s had friends pop their knees out of place or dislocate their ribs. But none of those friends was upset about the injuries.

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Youthful McIlroy pads lead at Masters
21-year old carrying four-stroke advantage
April 10, 2011 in print edition on B1
The field chased furiously, but the fresh-faced 21-year-old slipped from its grasp.
Tax token
Using tax breaks to attract new residents to rural Kansas may offer only limited benefits.
April 10, 2011 in print edition on A11
On Monday, Gov. Sam Brownback plans to travel around the state to hold four ceremonial signings of legislation he strongly supported this year.