Archive for Sunday, June 5, 2011

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Early morning vehicle chase in Eudora, no arrests made
June 5, 2011
Eudora police were led on a high-speed chase early Sunday morning and eventually lost sight of the vehicle after it crossed into Leavenworth County.
Faith Forum: Is salvation earned or given?
June 5, 2011
The Rev. Darrell Brazell and the Rev. Tom Brady answer.
Multiple gunshots reported outside The Cave Sunday morning, police investigating
08:17 a.m., June 5, 2011 Updated 03:19 p.m.
Multiple gunshots were reported outside The Cave nightclub at the Oread Hotel, 1200 Oread Ave., early Sunday morning. Officers responded to the scene around 2:15 a.m. According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Kirk Fultz, nobody was injured and police did not make any arrests. Fultz also said police did not find any bullet holes. The incident is still under investigation.
Kansas braces for flooding along Missouri River
June 5, 2011 in print edition on A5
Kansas emergency management officials are preparing for “a long and difficult” summer amid predictions of record flooding along the Missouri River.
Friends in disbelief over McLouth student Justin Johnston’s death
June 5, 2011 in print edition on A1
Cheyenne Vroman remembers Justin Johnston being a friend who looked out for people.
Former KU standout Danielle McCray leads Sun in opener
June 5, 2011 in print edition on B5
Connecticut’s Danielle McCray had more than a year to think about what it would be like to play her first WNBA game.
Mavs aiming to pick up where they left off in NBA Finals
June 5, 2011 in print edition on B1
The Dallas Mavericks’ passes were on target, their shots fell and their defense against the Miami Heat was stifling.
Bowyer triumphs in home state
Emporia native celebrates Trucks Series victory at Kansas Speedway
June 5, 2011 in print edition on B1
Clint Bowyer didn’t even try to hide his excitement at finally winning a NASCAR race in his home state, especially after the disappointment of coming so close twice before.
Sporting KC ties Toronto
June 5, 2011
Sporting Kansas City wrapped up a 10-game road trip by taking points from Toronto FC with a 0-0 tie Saturday night.
Royals eyeing prep phenom Bubba Starling
June 5, 2011
Once a year the St. Louis Cardinals come to Kansas City and remind the Royals how dumb they were in 1999.
Hochevar struggles in K.C. loss to Minnesota
June 5, 2011
Royals manager Ned Yost is keeping a positive attitude when it comes to struggling right-hander Luke Hochevar.
NASCAR looking into Childress, Kyle Busch reports
June 5, 2011
NASCAR is looking into reports that Kyle Busch and 65-year-old car owner Richard Childress were involved in an altercation Saturday after the Trucks Series race at Kansas Speedway.
Kurt Busch wins pole at Kansas Speedway
June 5, 2011
Kurt Busch had never run all that well in Kansas, and a spinout during practice Friday certainly didn’t make it look as if he was about to turn that around.
LB Tunde Bakare looking to make big impact
Juco transfer’s goal to crack KU football starting lineup in fall
June 5, 2011 in print edition on B1
Two years ago, linebacker Tunde Bakare left Woodbridge, Va., for Highland (Kan.) Community College and had every intention to go back.
Dressed to impress: Freshman Naadir Tharpe looks sharp on first day in town
June 5, 2011 in print edition on B1
Bill Self wore a green silk shirt, gold chain and white slacks to his third Bill’s Basketball Boogie held Saturday night at the College Basketball Experience next to Sprint Center.
Boomer Girl Diary: Wretched wabbits
June 5, 2011
Hating bunnies. Is there a faster, more direct, one-way ticket to Hell than that?
Social media websites serve as living memorials for deceased
June 5, 2011 in print edition on A1
The day Amy Spencer, along with her husband and two children, died in a plane crash in Jefferson County earlier this year, friends and family were already memorializing Amy on her Facebook page.
K-State Extension showcases 6 private gardens in Douglas County
June 5, 2011
From a no-fuss garden in a new housing development to one full of roses out in the country, this weekend’s Douglas County Extension Master Garden Tour is bountiful in styles and themes.
Horoscopes for June 5
12:00 a.m., June 5, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
This year, you demonstrate a strong interest in socializing and networking. Others are unusually receptive, and you have no problem breaking into a new crowd or extending your immediate circle. If you are single, you cannot be too careful or cautious when checking out a suitor. Someone could be emotionally unavailable. If you are attached, schedule a special weekend or two with your mate. Your relationship needs watering to grow, much like a garden. Leo understands a lot more than you realize.
‘Bigfoot’ steps out of bounds
June 5, 2011
As readers of this column must know by now, nothing irks your dear correspondent as much as shows like “Finding Bigfoot” (9 p.m., Animal Planet). Dolled up with fake documentary credentials and lots of grainy footage, these efforts elevate addled campfire stories to the level of “science” and demean science (and documentaries) in the process.
State’s balanced budget could force local governments to increase taxes or cut services
June 5, 2011 in print edition on A1
Local officials say state legislators pulled a neat trick. They balanced the budget in the just completed legislative session without a tax increase.
End in sight?
June 5, 2011 in print edition on A11
A state transportation plan that includes funding for the South Lawrence Trafficway provides a glimmer of hope that the project finally will be finished.
Killjoy revels in life’s miseries
June 5, 2011 in print edition on A11
“Our days are a web of petty miseries and is there a greater blessing than to be the ashes of which oblivion is made?”
NFL negotiations spin out of control
June 5, 2011 in print edition on A11
Although his Park Avenue office is as quiet as an empty stadium, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sits atop a seething volcano of fans who will erupt if training camps do not open in July. Fans care nothing about the details of the labor dispute that threatens to keep stadiums empty into September and perhaps beyond: There were meetings between the two sides last week, but apparently there have been no formal negotiations since March 11; the court hearing this past Friday might — weeks from now — result in a decision that will restart negotiations. Even if, however, you think football is one of America’s dispensable frills, the NFL’s agony is a fascinating illustration of how things can spin out of control.
40 years ago: Ammonia truck overturns near Midland
June 5, 2011
A two-ton ammonia truck of the Farmers Co-Op Association, Lawrence, overturned north of Lawrence near Midland.
100 years ago: Raid on ‘resorts’ yields 14 arrests
June 5, 2011
“The Cottage Hotel, Aunt Jane’s and several individual places were raided, netting fourteen victims.”
25 years ago: Neighborhood residents applaud decision for Ninth and Maine
June 5, 2011
About 20 Lawrence residents cheered the decision of the Traffic Safety Commission.