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Archive for Saturday, June 25, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
Students walk to and from class Thursday on the Kansas University campus. This is the second consecutive year that KU’s enrollment has fallen. It now stands at 29,462 students, according to figures released Thursday. Slightly fewer Kansas University students enrolled in summer classes this year
June 23, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Across Kansas University, some schools and departments reported slightly lower numbers of students signing up for summer classes, though official figures won’t be available until later in the year.
6:00 a.m.
The Kansas Department of Transportation announced Tuesday, June 21, 2011, that speed limits on certain Kansas highways would increase from 70 mph to 75 mph, starting July 1. Large sections of the Kansas Turnpike, interstates 70 and 69 and U.S. highways 69 and 81 will have the new, higher speed limits. Kansas Highway Patrol expects tickets to decline as speed limits increase July 1 to 75 mph on some highways
June 24, 2011
Boosting speed limits on more than 800 miles of state and federal highways to 75 mph likely will reduce the number of tickets issued, at least during the next few months, the Kansas Highway Patrol says.
10:00 a.m.
Don and Laura Stull dance to traditional Mexican music during St. John’s Mexican Fiesta on Friday at St. John the Evangelist Church, 1234 Ky. The annual event with lots of food and entertainment will continue Saturday. St. John’s Fiesta celebrates Mexican food, culture
June 25, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Fue una noche perfecta Friday for the annual St. John’s Mexican Fiesta in Lawrence.
2:00 p.m.
The Carnegie Library building in downtown Lawrence. Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area leaders to unveil history exhibit at Carnegie Library building in downtown Lawrence
June 24, 2011 in print edition on 1A
For history lovers, this might even be better than Independence Day fireworks. Leaders of the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area are planning a July 2 event that will unveil and dedicate a new $200,000 history exhibit in the refurbished Carnegie Library building in downtown.
6:00 p.m.
Luke Clark, Olathe, carries his bass guitar and pushes some belongings into his residence hall Sunday morning, August 15, 2010. This coming week is Hawk Week and will feature several activities each day for KU students. K-State paying students to give up dorm rooms for incoming freshmen; similar situation unlikely at KU
June 24, 2011 in print edition on 6A
A housing shortage is prompting Kansas State University to pay returning students to give up their dorm rooms and live off campus.

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Departing school board members offer thoughts on their tenures
June 25, 2011 in print edition on A1
The Lawrence school board is about to lose a majority of its members, their terms ending after four, eight, even 20 years of service. Heading into their final meeting — set for 7 p.m. Monday at district headquarters, 110 McDonald Drive — here are some parting thoughts from Mary Loveland, Marlene Merrill, Rich Minder and Scott Morgan.
Lawrence Public Library receives grant to let patrons try out e-readers
June 25, 2011 in print edition on A1
Susan Brown said it’s one of the most frequently asked questions at the Lawrence Public Library. “Which e-reader should I get?”
Lawrence studies university relations in other cities
June 25, 2011 in print edition on A1
Growing up in Lawrence and now serving as a city commissioner, Hugh Carter often hears about issues in Lawrence’s older neighborhoods, which now are heavily populated with students near the Kansas University campus.
Pharmacy robberies sweep U.S.
June 25, 2011 in print edition on A7
A wave of pharmacy robberies is sweeping the United States as desperate addicts and ruthless dealers turn to violence to feed the nation’s growing hunger for narcotic painkillers.
Conservatives on Supreme Court limit consumer, civil rights lawsuits during term
June 25, 2011 in print edition on A7
The Supreme Court’s conservative majority made it harder for people to band together to sue the nation’s largest businesses in the two most far-reaching rulings of the term the justices are wrapping up on Monday.
‘Wizard of Oz’ sequel to premiere in Kansas
June 25, 2011 in print edition on A12
A film that suggests what might have happened to Dorothy after she returned from Oz will premiere next weekend in Kingman, where it was filmed.
St. John’s Fiesta celebrates Mexican food, culture
It’s so important to keep our traditions going’
June 25, 2011 in print edition on A1
Fue una noche perfecta Friday for the annual St. John’s Mexican Fiesta in Lawrence.
Drivers catch a break as gasoline prices fall
June 25, 2011 in print edition on A7
A summer road trip may not be such a bad idea after all.
House rebukes Obama, won’t halt Libya funds
June 25, 2011 in print edition on A7
Challenging presidential power, a defiant U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Friday to deny President Barack Obama the authority to wage war against Libya. But Republicans fell short in an effort to actually cut off funds for the operation in a constitutional showdown reflecting both political differences and unease over American involvement.
New Free State High School band uniforms up for approval
June 25, 2011 in print edition on A7
Members of the marching band at Free State High School would get new uniforms for the coming year under a bid package up for approval Monday night by the Lawrence school board.
Lecompton Territorial Days festivities celebrate city’s rich history
June 25, 2011 in print edition on A6
The Territorial Days Festival kicked off Friday night in historic downtown Lecompton.
Scouting news for June 25, 2011
June 25, 2011
Frank Wright of Lawrence became the presiding chieftain May 21 of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, a Boy Scout honor camping society at the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation
Around and About for June 25, 2011
June 25, 2011
Norma McCanles Kampschroeder will celebrate her 100th birthday Wednesday.
4-H news for June 25, 2011
June 25, 2011
On June 7, at the headquarters of National Geographic in Washington, D.C., Matthew Kelso, a 4-H member from Eudora, and 4-H youth from Iowa 4-H and the Nebraska 4-H Foundation were invited to meet with DuPont executive vice president Jim Borel, former U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle and members of the DuPont Advisory Committee on Agriculture Innovation and Productivity for the 21st Century.
Club news for June 25, 2011
June 25, 2011
University Bridge Club announces results of its June 19 meeting with hosts John and Willi Stark.
Military news for June 25, 2011
June 25, 2011
Former U.S. Air Force staff sergeant Thomas D. Clodfelter received the Air Force Commendation Medal in June for meritorious service from April 2007 to April 2008, while serving as an electrical and environmental systems craftsman with the 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Force Base, Republic of Korea.
Observations from NBA draft
June 25, 2011
1. CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving G 6-1 3⁄4 Fr. Duke — Other teams focused on 2016 when he’s a free agent. Just kidding.
Regents, KU Hospital need injection of vision, leadership
June 25, 2011 in print edition on A3
At the end of this month, Gov. Sam Brownback will have the opportunity to appoint three individuals to serve on the Kansas Board of Regents. Few gubernatorial appointments are more important and can make as great a difference in the development of the state as those to the Board of Regents.
Cavs coach: Kyrie Irving ‘something special’
June 25, 2011
Kyrie Irving’s entourage consisted of one — his father. Irving didn’t show up with a multimillion-dollar shoe contract, proclamations of greatness, nicknames or tattoos, either.
NASCAR’s Bowyer wants to stay at RCR
June 25, 2011
Clint Bowyer said Friday the only thing standing in the way of a three-year extension at Richard Childress Racing is sponsorship money.
UCF coach O’Leary’s legacy on line
June 25, 2011
University of Central Florida football coach George O’Leary finally testified in the wrongful-death case involving one of his former players, Ereck Plancher.
Sluggers fall, 2-0
June 25, 2011 in print edition on B4
The K.C. Sluggers summer league baseball team was blanked, 2-0, on Friday against the Decatur Commodores at the Decatur Commodores Woodbat Invitational.
Mill Valley’s Garton track athlete of year
June 25, 2011 in print edition on B4
Mill Valley javelin thrower Macauley Garton was recently named Gatorade Kansas Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year, the first time a Jaguar track athlete has been chosen for the award.
Roddick ousted in 3 sets at Wimbledon
June 25, 2011
Head bowed, Andy Roddick trudged off Centre Court, his purple Wimbledon towel dragging along the turf.
Five KU track athletes compete at nationals
June 25, 2011 in print edition on B4
Five Kansas University track and field athletes saw action on Friday at the Senior and Junior USA Championships at Hayward Field.
College fund set up for KU softball coach’s son
June 25, 2011 in print edition on B4
A college scholarship fund has been established for the 3-year-old son of Kansas University softball coach Megan Smith, whose husband, Paul Buske, passed away earlier this week after a battle with cancer.
Royals fall to Cubs on close bunt call
June 25, 2011 in print edition on B4
Despite having four runners thrown out on the bases, and making a throwing error that set up a tying run, the Chicago Cubs persevered.
Markieff Morris to team up with Suns point guard Nash
June 25, 2011 in print edition on B1
Markieff Morris was born seven minutes ahead of twin brother Marcus. He was first in the NBA, too, selected by the Phoenix Suns at No. 13 overall, five minutes before the Houston Rockets made Marcus the No. 14 pick.
Josh Selby gets emotional upon draft selection
June 25, 2011 in print edition on B1
Former Kansas University combo guard Josh Selby said he broke down and cried on Thursday night when selected in the second round of the NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies.
Critter Care: Good summer practices for your pets
June 25, 2011
If you think the summer weather is punishing on you, try enduring with a fur coat.
Slow Afghanistan exit makes sense
June 25, 2011 in print edition on A8
Many Americans probably wonder why President Obama didn’t call Wednesday for a bigger troop pullout from Afghanistan.
Good job!
June 25, 2011 in print edition on A8
Thank you, to the public works department for the repair work they are doing on the sidewalks in downtown Lawrence.
U.S. needs new rules outlining war powers
June 25, 2011 in print edition on A8
Is the Libya war legal? Under the 1973 War Powers Resolution, it is not. President Obama has exceeded the 90-day period to receive retroactive authorization from Congress.
Rockets beef up frontcourt with Marcus Morris pick
June 25, 2011 in print edition on B1
The Houston Rockets hired a Hall of Fame power forward to coach the team, then added more big men to play for him during Thursday night’s NBA Draft.
Danny Manning encouraged by Morris twins’ pro destinations
June 25, 2011 in print edition on B1
There are a lot of reasons for former Kansas University forwards Markieff and Marcus Morris to be encouraged about the fit associated with them being taken 13th by Phoenix and 14th by Houston, respectively, in Thursday night’s NBA Draft in Newark, N.J.
Wrong move
June 25, 2011 in print edition on A8
What are they thinking? Drivers everywhere are trying do reduce gas consumption, and the state decides to raise speed limits on many state highways?
Horoscopes for June 25
June 25, 2011
This year, you experience a new beginning or accomplish a goal. Lady Luck rides with you, especially when dealing with friends and your ability to manifest more of what you want. If you are single, and if you want to change your status, you certainly will have the suitor to do it with! If you are attached, the two of you could realize a long-term dream. Taurus comes through for you.
Makeovers, à la Carson Kressley
June 25, 2011
Every show borrows from others, and “Carson Nation” (9 p.m. Saturday, OWN) is no exception. A combination of Charles Kuralt’s “On the Road” segments, “Extreme Makeover” and his signature “Queer Eye” franchise, “Carson Nation” lets Carson Kressley loose with an Airstream trailer and a mission to assist folks with his singular flair for advice, intervention and wit. And this being Oprah Winfrey’s network, the accent is on uplift and emotional overhaul.
Faith Forum: Are faith and conviction always tied to one another?
June 25, 2011
The Rev. Jeff Barclay and the Rev. Mitch Todd answer.
KU Fall 2010 Honor Roll
June 25, 2011
Kansas University announces area students who made the fall 2010 honor roll.
25 years ago: High insurance costs threaten fireworks in Kansas cities
June 25, 2011
The upcoming Fourth of July celebration was going to be a little less glorious in some Kansas cities.
40 years ago: Lawrence man takes to the high seas
June 25, 2011
Dr. Byron Walters had just returned to Lawrence after a deep-sea voyage which he had undertaken with his son.
100 years ago: Editorial criticizes police force for continued burglaries
June 25, 2011
“Why is this man not found? It is squarely up to the police. There is no use in fooling around in this matter.”