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Archive for Sunday, May 1, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
Jerry Younger, the state's transportation engineer, talks to Ali Shutt of Eudora after a press conference in Olathe about safety measures on Kansas Highway 10. Shutt holds her daughter, Courtlynn, who was injured in an April 16 crash on K-10 that killed her brother, Cainan Shutt, 5. Transportation secretary makes case that cable barriers are no ‘silver bullet,’ but announces meetings to study their effectiveness on K-10
April 29, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Kansas Department of Transportation officials told reporters Friday afternoon that cable median barriers on divided highways weren’t a “silver bullet” in stopping all accidents as the state studies the safety of Kansas Highway 10
6:00 a.m.
Bo Hopson hammers crosses into the ground Saturday, April 23, 2011, on the north side of Kansas Highway 10 just east of Church Street in Eudora, where a double fatality accident happened last week. Hopson, son of Eudora Mayor Scott Hopson, said the crosses were being set up to bring awareness to to the need for median cable barriers along the highway. Deadly accident spurs calls to make K-10 safer
May 1, 2011 in print edition on 1A
For Briana Arensberg, it happened in a split second. She was headed west about 8:20 p.m. Aug. 21 on Kansas Highway 10 near Eudora when suddenly a trailer slammed into the side of her vehicle and caused her Mitsubishi sport utility vehicle to flip over.
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence homes’ tax values often more than selling prices
May 1, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The Journal-World obtained a copy of a Lawrence Board of Realtors database that lists the address, closing date and sales price of every home sold in Lawrence by a Realtor in 2010. An analysis found that homes often had tax values higher than what the homes sold for, even though they sold just a few days prior to when the county appraiser set its value.
2:00 p.m.
August Bonecutter and her son Jeremy Scott, 17, sit in their room at Immanuel Lutheran Church, where they are staying as part of the Family Promise program that provides homeless families a temporary place to live at churches throughout the city. Family Promise provides a safety net for homeless families
May 1, 2011 in print edition on 1A
In one week, August Bonecutter lost her job, her home and her car. That year, her mother died, her sister had to go to the hospital for a difficult pregnancy, her nephew got pneumonia and her relationship went sour.
6:00 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback speaks at the Statehouse in Topeka March 11, 2011. Brownback points to legislative progress; Democrats say social issues wasted time
April 30, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Gov. Sam Brownback says the 2011 legislative session has been about “jobs, jobs, jobs.” “That has been our primary focus,” Brownback said at a news conference last week as the Legislature resumed the session. But Democrats say Brownback, a Republican, and the Republican-dominated Legislature have been more about killing jobs and pleasing the GOP base on social issues.
10:03 p.m.
This April 1998 file photo shows exiled al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. A person familiar with developments on Sunday, May 1, 2011 say
PRESIDENT OBAMA CONFIRMS U.S. HAS KILLED OSAMA BIN LADEN
9:46 p.m., May 1, 2011 Updated 1:17 a.m. in print edition on 1A
Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States, is dead, and the U.S. is in possession of his body, President Barack Obama announced to the world Sunday night.

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Buyers find bargains at dying town’s auction
May 1, 2011 in print edition on A10
An auction of dozens of properties in the former Kansas mining town of Treece on Saturday brought in a little less than $27,000 that will go into a community buyout fund.
Full text of President Obama’s remarks on the death of Osama Bin Laden
May 1, 2011
This is the full text of President Barack Obama’s address to the nation to announce that U.S. forces had killed Osama Bin Laden, as released by the White House.
PRESIDENT OBAMA CONFIRMS U.S. HAS KILLED OSAMA BIN LADEN
09:46 p.m., May 1, 2011 Updated 01:17 a.m. in print edition on A1
Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States, is dead, and the U.S. is in possession of his body, President Barack Obama announced to the world Sunday night.
Mortgage for May 1, 2011
May 1, 2011 in print edition on A9
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 57 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday.
Around and About in Local Business, May 1, 2011
May 1, 2011 in print edition on A9
H. Rutherford “Rud” Turnbull III, Lawrence, received the 2011 J.E. Wallace Wallin Special Education Lifetime Achievement Award on April 25 from the Council for Exceptional Children at its 2011 Convention and Expo in National Harbor, Md.
Deadly accident spurs calls to make K-10 safer
May 1, 2011 in print edition on A1
For Briana Arensberg, it happened in a split second. She was headed west about 8:20 p.m. Aug. 21 on Kansas Highway 10 near Eudora when suddenly a trailer slammed into the side of her vehicle and caused her Mitsubishi sport utility vehicle to flip over.
Lawrence Preservation Alliance to honor Black Jack Battlefield Trust
May 1, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Lawrence Preservation Alliance will honor the Black Jack Battlefield Trust and Katie and Ken Armitage in an award ceremony at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Castle Tea Room, 1307 Mass.
Higher property tax values go unnoticed by homeowners
May 1, 2011 in print edition on A1
Property owners who believe their homes are being overvalued by the county can go through an appeal process.
Lawrence homes’ tax values often more than selling prices
May 1, 2011 in print edition on A1
The Journal-World obtained a copy of a Lawrence Board of Realtors database that lists the address, closing date and sales price of every home sold in Lawrence by a Realtor in 2010. An analysis found that homes often had tax values higher than what the homes sold for, even though they sold just a few days prior to when the county appraiser set its value.
Family Promise provides a safety net for homeless families
May 1, 2011 in print edition on A1
In one week, August Bonecutter lost her job, her home and her car. That year, her mother died, her sister had to go to the hospital for a difficult pregnancy, her nephew got pneumonia and her relationship went sour.
Lied Center announces 2011-2012 lineup
May 1, 2011
The season starts with flamenco and ends with butterflies, with Herbie Hancock, David Sedaris and a variety artists from China peppered throughout.
Garden Calendar: Recognizing Hosta Virus X
May 1, 2011
Hosta Virus X is an untreatable disease of hostas and is slowly but surely spreading in landscapes nationwide. Here’s how to identify it.
KU football notebook: Edge to Jordan Webb in QB race
May 1, 2011
For the second straight spring, KU coach Turner Gill said the competition for the starting quarterback job would continue into the fall.
Lawrence baseball outduels Rockhurst, 7-3
May 1, 2011 in print edition on B1
On a sunny Saturday afternoon, Lawrence High pitcher Alex Laughlin had a chance to draw some attention to himself.
Spring fling: Christian Matthews’ TD catch highlights KU football scrimmage
May 1, 2011 in print edition on B1
At this point, it’s probably safe to pencil in Christian Matthews for a big play in next year’s spring game, too.
Slam lifts Tech past KU baseball, 9-4
May 1, 2011 in print edition on B5
Jamodrick McGruder’s grand slam in the bottom of the sixth sparked Texas Tech to a 9-4 Big 12 Conference baseball victory over Kansas University on Saturday.
Former Firebird Christian Ballard drafted by the Minnesota Vikings
May 1, 2011 in print edition on B1
Christian Ballard became the first former Free State High football player to have his name called in the NFL Draft Saturday when the Minnesota Vikings selected him with the ninth pick of the fourth round.
KU softball’s rally falls short
May 1, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s softball players always manage to come off the field with smiles on their faces. Even during a tough Big 12 schedule and seemingly crushing losses — like Saturday’s 3-2 setback to No. 22 Texas A&M at Arrocha Ballpark — the Jayhawks are focused on moving forward.
Recruit Nino Jackson has fun on court
May 1, 2011 in print edition on B1
Nino Jackson, who lives in Ardmore, Okla., plays AAU basketball for the Compton (Calif.) Magic.
Big inning lifts Royals past Twins
Eight-run eighth sinks Minnesota, 11-2
May 1, 2011 in print edition on B5
Leading by one in the eighth inning, the Kansas City Royals got an insurance run and then kept adding on. Alex Gordon hit a three-run homer in Kansas City’s eight-run inning, and rookie right-hander Nate Adcock picked up his first major-league victory as the Royals beat the Minnesota Twins, 11-2, Saturday night.
Obama re-election not a sure thing
May 1, 2011 in print edition on A13
The conventional wisdom is that Barack Obama cannot be beaten. The root of this wisdom is the aphorism, sometimes attributed to former New York Gov. Benjamin B. Odell Jr. and sometimes to former House Speaker Joe Cannon, that you can’t beat somebody (Obama) with nobody (any one of the dozen Republican nobodies, male and female, Trump and trumped).
U.S. must adjust expectations
May 1, 2011 in print edition on A13
Comparisons between the Roman Empire and America are commonplace but also of enduring interest to pessimists seeking the secrets of decline
Unfair burden
May 1, 2011 in print edition on A13
We join with Americans from coast to coast who are showing outrage and anger towards politicians in Washington who want to slash Social Security, turn Medicare over to insurance companies and decimate Medicaid.
Store support
May 1, 2011 in print edition on A13
As a resident of the neighborhood served by the Mass. Street Dillons, I would like to thank our city commissioners for their vote in favor of allowing the store to be rebuilt.
Carnegie divide
Balancing uses in the former Carnegie Library is fine for now, but it would be great for the city if the demands of being the center of a new national heritage area eventually take over the building.
May 1, 2011 in print edition on A13
Some problems are good to have. That seems to be the case at the former Carnegie Library building at Ninth and Vermont streets.
Lawrence man arrested following threats with metal rod
May 1, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 24-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Saturday evening after threatening people with a metal rod.
KU defensive end D.J. Marshall gains strength from team
May 1, 2011 in print edition on B1
The hardest moments, Kansas University defensive end and cancer survivor D.J. Marshall said, came during the four-hour drives each way between Lawrence and Tulsa for 12 eight-hour chemotherapy treatments.
100 years ago: Burglars stealing food from cellars, back porches
May 1, 2011
“The 900 blocks in West Lawrence are being subjected to a series of petty depredations this spring.”
25 years ago: May 1st marks day of ‘freedom’ for 1986 taxpayers
May 1, 2011
May 1, 1986, was “Tax Freedom Day”, which was designated as the day on which the average American would have earned enough money since the new year to pay the following year’s tax bill.
40 years ago: Amtrak begins operations, eliminates half existing passenger lines
May 1, 2011
On this day in 1971, the Amtrak rail passenger system went into operation.