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Archive for Sunday, April 24, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
Long jumper Nick Gordon soars through the air as spectators watch during the Kansas Relays elite long jump event held downtown on Eighth Street between Massachusetts and Vermont Streets on Thursday, April 21, 2011. 
Kansas Relays events in downtown Lawrence deemed a huge success
April 22, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Increased sales and no broken windows. All in all, people involved with this week’s experiment to host a portion of the Kansas Relays in downtown Lawrence said the events exceeded their expectations.
6:00 a.m.
Pope John Paul II greets people while exiting Shepherd I after a night arrival at Chicago's O'Hare Airport. Nelson Krueger observes his special passenger from the cockpit window. Nelson Krueger, Lawrence resident, was one of the pilots for Shepherd I, Pope John Paul II's aircraft for his first visit to the United States in 1979. Pilot who flew with Pope John Paul II in 1979 still awed by ‘tremendous experience’
April 23, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Nelson Krueger was on a layover while working his job for TWA. Then the phone rang. Little did Krueger know, the phone call would lead to what he calls “a treasured experienced and the privilege of my lifetime.”
10:00 a.m.
Stan Walters, national expert on interview techniques, has been training Lawrence police and officers from other agencies how to interview suspects. ‘The Lie Guy’ teaches interview techniques beyond good cop, bad cop
April 24, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Stan Walters sits down with a reporter to talk about how he trains law enforcement officers on how they interview suspects and witnesses. His first statement: “First off, have you ever lied to your mother?” He’s joking. (I think.)
2:00 p.m.
Pedestrians make their way across a skywalk toward Kansas University Hospital. NIH cuts could affect cancer centers
April 24, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Despite budget challenges at the National Institutes of Health, the Kansas University Cancer Center is pushing forward with its application for National Cancer Institute designation this fall.

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Potter Lake to celebrate centennial as project continues to keep it clean
April 24, 2011 in print edition on A1
A centennial celebration on Saturday at Potter Lake will mark the lake’s history and highlight the work that’s been done on the Kansas University campus landmark in recent years.
Kansas law requiring proof of citizenship may be costly in more ways than one
April 24, 2011 in print edition on A1
Voting rights advocates say that Kansas’ new law that requires a photo ID to cast a ballot is bad enough, but what’s worse is its requirement that to register to vote a person, must prove U.S. citizenship.
On Easter, pope urges diplomacy in Middle East
April 24, 2011 in print edition on A7
Pope Benedict XVI offered an Easter prayer Sunday for diplomacy to prevail over warfare in Libya and for citizens of the Middle East to build a new society based on respect.
1 dead from flooding in Missouri with more heavy rain expected
April 24, 2011 in print edition on A7
One person is dead after being swept off a low-water bridge in southwest Missouri, and flood warnings continued throughout much of central and eastern Missouri on Sunday. The National Weather Service warned that more heavy rain could bring additional flash flooding.
Giffords’ doctors clear her to attend shuttle launch, husband says
April 24, 2011 in print edition on A7
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will attend husband Mark Kelly’s space shuttle launch in Florida on Friday, Kelly said, allowing the Arizona congresswoman to travel for the first time since she was flown from Tucson to Houston more than three months ago to recover from a gunshot wound to the head.
Baldwin High School pays tribute to athlete
April 24, 2011 in print edition on A4
Tuesday’s Baldwin High School baseball and softball games against Paola will be the “Heart Awareness Night in Memory of Wes Leonard” with the money raised in concessions, bracelet and T-shirt sales going toward heart screenings for local athletes.
UK, Ohio State among KU’s 2011-12 hoops foes
April 24, 2011 in print edition on B1
An appearance in a star-studded Maui Invitational, a neutral-site game against Kentucky in New York and a home clash against Ohio State highlight Kansas University’s 2011-12 nonconference basketball schedule, which was released Sunday.
Possible isolated thunderstorms today and tonight
April 24, 2011
Rain and isolated thunderstorms across the area today, according to the National Weather Service.
‘The Lie Guy’ teaches interview techniques beyond good cop, bad cop
April 24, 2011 in print edition on A1
Stan Walters sits down with a reporter to talk about how he trains law enforcement officers on how they interview suspects and witnesses. His first statement: “First off, have you ever lied to your mother?” He’s joking. (I think.)
NIH cuts could affect cancer centers
April 24, 2011 in print edition on A1
Despite budget challenges at the National Institutes of Health, the Kansas University Cancer Center is pushing forward with its application for National Cancer Institute designation this fall.
Behind the Lens: Money-saving lens adapters
April 24, 2011
If you have an SLR or a DSLR camera with another brand of lenses, the Fotodiox Mount Adapters allow you to use your lenses on the film/digital camera body even if the brand isn’t the same.
Garden Calendar: Another option for newspaper recycling
April 24, 2011
Using newspapers in the garden may be common for experienced gardeners, but it appears to be a little-known secret to those just picking up gardening as a hobby.
Royce Woolridge plans visits
April 24, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University freshman basketball guard Royce Woolridge, who recently announced plans to transfer, will make three official visits in coming weeks.
KU softball trips ISU
April 24, 2011 in print edition on B3
Sophomore Maggie Hull launched her third grand slam of the season over the left-field wall in the fifth inning to give Kansas University’s softball team a lead it would not relinquish in an eventual 8-6 victory over Iowa State on Saturday.
St. Louis senior wins Ryun Mile
April 24, 2011 in print edition on B3
Last year at the Kansas Relays, the finish line was in sight for Daniel Everett with only 100 meters remaining in the Jim Ryun Mile.
Jayhawks in the NBA
April 24, 2011 in print edition on B5
Here is how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action Saturday, April 23, 2011.
Rangers hand Royals 1st series loss
April 24, 2011 in print edition on B2
First-year starter Alexi Ogando pitched into the seventh inning for the Texas Rangers before Cody Eppley pitched two scoreless innings in his major league debut. Then they handed it over to one of their old guys.
Kansas rowing falls
April 24, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University won the First Novice Eight and First Varsity Four Races to jump to an early 6-0 lead, but Kansas State won both Varsity Eight races and claimed the Kansas Cup regatta on KU’s Senior Day Saturday at Wyandotte County Lake.
KU women’s golf 11th
April 24, 2011 in print edition on B3
Thanuttra Boonraksasat shot a 1-over-par 73 and is tied for 24th place after Saturday’s second round of the Big 12 Women’s Golf Championship at Old Hawthorne Golf Course.
Spots for Bill Self camp remain
April 24, 2011 in print edition on B3
Spots remain open for two sessions of Bill Self’s Kansas basketball camp (June 5-9; June 12-16), KU offiicals reported this week.
Free State tennis wins
April 24, 2011 in print edition on B3
Andrew Craig won No. 1 singles and Nick Pellett No. 2 singles as Free State High’s tennis team won the six-team Junction City Invitational on Saturday.
LHS baseball rallies
April 24, 2011 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High’s baseball team rallied for three runs in the sixth inning to take a 7-6 comeback victory over Shawnee Mission East on Saturday afternoon.
Kansas baseball salvages series, beats No. 4 Texas, 4-2
After two bad losses, Jayhawks win finale
April 24, 2011 in print edition on B1
After his team scored a run in the bottom of the first inning against No. 4 Texas, Kansas University coach Ritch Price turned to pitching coach Ryan Graves in the dugout.
City preps tickled with Relays showing
April 24, 2011 in print edition on B1
Though it was more than a few years ago, Free State High track and field coach Steve Heffernan remembers how his Firebirds would always seem to struggle at the Kansas Relays.
Kansas tennis falls to K-State, 5-2
April 24, 2011 in print edition on B3
For Kansas University’s tennis team, Saturday’s home meet against No. 45 Kansas State was a lesson in taking advantage of opportunities.
Farm stewards
April 24, 2011 in print edition on A11
To the editor: These days, everyone from celebrities to journalists to politicians has an opinion about the “right” way to raise food.
Like being there
April 24, 2011 in print edition on A11
To the editor: I didn’t attend the KU Relays downtown shot put competition Wednesday.
Best wishes to the royal couple
April 24, 2011 in print edition on A11
“When the bells ring and tell the world I’m taking your hand / Folks from all over will come and see the wedding we’ve planned.” —The Intruders
KC school leader sees need for change
April 24, 2011 in print edition on A11
John Covington hesitated before becoming this city’s 26th school superintendent in 40 years. A blunt-talking African-American from Alabama, he attended the Broad Superintendents Academy in Los Angeles, which prepares leaders for urban school districts, and when he asked people there if he should come here, their response, he says, was: “Not ‘no,’ but ‘Hell no!’” He says they suggested that when flying across the country he should take a flight that does not pass through this city’s airspace.
School process
Having the school superintendent appoint most of an elementary school working group doesn’t send the right message.
April 24, 2011 in print edition on A11
On Monday, members of the Lawrence school board will consider creating a “working group” to formulate a plan to consolidate six local elementary schools in the next two or three years.
Everyone’s issue
Raising awareness among young men is an essential part of reducing sexual assaults on college campuses.
April 24, 2011 in print edition on A11
Too often, sexual assault is seen as a “women’s issue.” On the contrary, when the U.S. Department of Justice reports that 20 percent to 25 percent of women in college say they experienced an attempted or completed rape while in college, it should concern us all.
Tune In: Hallmark movie tackles gritty inner-city
April 24, 2011
Emily VanCamp (“Everwood”) stars in the network Hallmark presentation “Beyond the Blackboard” (8 p.m., CBS). VanCamp portrays an overwhelmed rookie teacher assigned to teach a group of homeless children in a makeshift classroom in an underfunded shelter.
Horoscopes for April 24
April 24, 2011
This year, curb a tendency to be obstinate. This trait could prevent you from creating more of what you want and achieving greater success.
100 years ago: Convict gang cleans Mass Street alleyways
April 24, 2011
“The convict gang consisting of three teams and a dozen county prisoners equipped with shovels and brooms are sweeping the paved alleys in the business district today.”
40 years ago: Lawrence schoolchildren enjoy train ride to Topeka for class trip
April 24, 2011
A group of second-graders from Deerfield School were pictured singing a few railroad songs as they waited for their train at the Union Pacific station.
25 years ago: Former KU student arrested for defacing war memorial
April 24, 2011
A man who had been accused of defacing the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Kansas City, Mo., was reported to have been listed in the current Kansas University directory as a freshman.
Na-na-na-na: Holy hurdles, Batman! Jackson wins again
April 24, 2011 in print edition on B1
Olympic bronze medalist/Kansas Relays fan favorite Bershawn “Batman” Jackson — who missed KU’s spring carnival last year — returned in a blaze of glory Saturday.