Archive for Saturday, June 4, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
Lawrence sculptor Elden Tefft applies coats of wax to "Sandy the Sandrat" in his studio May 19, 2011. North Lawrence residents who consider themselves "sandrats" were looking for a mascot, and Tefft sketched out Sandy. The annual sandrat reunion in North Lawrence is June 4, and attendees can get an early look at the sculpture in progress. Sculptor Elden Tefft creating bronze ‘sandrat’ for residents of North Lawrence
May 31, 2011 in print edition on 1A
As North Lawrencians from across the country reunite again this year to celebrate their history and to catch up with each other, they’ll have something else to celebrate. Elden Tefft, a Lawrence bronze sculptor, is creating a 3-foot “sandrat” to commemorate the traditions and people of North Lawrence.
6:00 a.m.
Westbound traffic entering Kansas Highway 10 from Iowa Street Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 near the bridge for the South Lawrence Trafficway proposed extension. KDOT commits $192 million to complete South Lawrence Trafficway
11:02 a.m., June 3, 2011 Updated 5:33 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The Kansas Department of Transportation announced Friday morning that the state has committed $192 million to complete the South Lawrence Trafficway project.
9:30 a.m.
Jake Delatorre, 14, watches the Kansas River flood Burcham Park Friday, June 3, 2011. The park was closed at 4 p.m. Thursday. The Kansas River reached flood stage in Lawrence Friday morning, but the water level is expected to decline tonight or Saturday morning, according to officials at Douglas County Emergency Management. Kansas River now below flood stage
12:00 a.m., June 4, 2011 Updated 1:58 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The flood warning for the Kansas River in Lawrence has expired after being in effect all day Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
1:00 p.m.
Giving each other a big hug, McClouth seniors Kayle Blevins 16, left, and Katy Taylor 16, console each other as the town of McClouth mourned on Thursday, June 2, 2011, at the McLouth United Methodist Church. The community was honoring Justin Johnston, a McClouth junior who was shot and killed on a school trip to Costa Rica. Shooting of McLouth student in Costa Rica gives some Lawrence parents pause
June 3, 2011 in print edition on 2A
Lora Schneider’s son Jackson, a Free State sophomore, was on his way back from an educational tour in Washington, D.C., when she heard about the death of a McLouth student in Costa Rica.
4:30 p.m.
Haskell Indian Nations University campus entrance Chris Redman named president of Haskell Indian Nations University
1:45 p.m., June 3, 2011 Updated 3:44 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Bureau of Indian Education Director Keith Moore has selected Chris Redman as the new president of Haskell Indian Nations University.
7:00 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback speaks at the Statehouse in Topeka March 11, 2011. Democrats call Brownback ‘disingenuous’ in touting highway projects
June 3, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Gov. Sam Brownback criss-crossed the state this week announcing more than $1.8 billion in major highway projects, including the South Lawrence Trafficway in Lawrence. And that has Democrats crying foul because Brownback, a Republican, opposed the increase in the state sales tax rate to fund the state’s comprehensive transportation program.

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Gale Sayers challenges NFL players
Former Kansas running back wants help for retirees
June 4, 2011 in print edition on B2
Gale Sayers sent a stern message to NFL players, challenging them to help those who paved the way.