Archive for Saturday, May 7, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Bala Subramaniam, professor of chemical and petroleum engineering at Kansas University, leads a research team that received a USDA grant to help find ways to replace the petroleum-based chemicals used in many household products. KU research team receives $5.6 million grant to find replacements to petroleum-based chemicals in household products
May 5, 2011 in print edition on 1A
A Kansas University research team has been awarded $5.6 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to find a more environmentally friendly way to develop chemicals used in many everyday products.
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. Kansas Highway Patrol releases more details of investigation of fatal accident on K-10
May 6, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Kansas Highway Patrol investigators focused on 24-year-old Ryan Pittman’s use of marijuana, anxiety medication and methadone as a contributing factor to a deadly April 16 crash on Kansas Highway 10 near Eudora.
10:00 a.m.
Former Kansas University athletic department's head of fundraising, Ben Kirtland, arrives at the U.S. Federal Courthouse, in Wichita, Kan., on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. Former associate athletics director Ben Kirtland settles with Kansas Athletics in tickets scheme, awaits sentencing
May 6, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The highest-ranking onetime Kansas Athletics Inc. employee convicted in a tickets scam that cost the department at least $2 million has repaid $63,000 to the department.
2:00 p.m.
Contestants Jon Stambaugh, front, Sean Roberts, left, and Corey Johnson work to prepare a pork shoulder with seasoning for the 13th annual Lawrence Sertoma 48 BBQ Cookoff on Friday at Broken Arrow Park. Today, members of the public are invited to sample meats prepared by the contestants as a part of the “People’s Choice” portion from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Right on ‘cue: Grill masters ready for cookoff
May 6, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The smells of impending summer wafted over Broken Arrow Park at 31st and Louisiana streets on Friday as some of the Midwest’s best grill masters fired up their smokers in preparation for the Lawrence Sertoma 48 BBQ Cookoff.
6:00 p.m.
The Lawrence police honor guard lay a wreath at the grave of  Officer Wilson Pringle, who was killed in the line of duty in 1909. Three fallen police officers and a firefighter were honored Friday, May 6, 2011, with a wreath-laying ceremony at each one's gravesite. The event was in observance of Kansas Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day. Lawrence police honor fallen officers
May 6, 2011 in print edition on 3A
It has been 80 years since a Lawrence police officer was killed in the line of duty. But Friday morning outside the department’s investigations and training center, 4820 Bob Billings Parkway, officers and others gathered for a moment of silence with the American flag flying at half-staff.

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Hosmer debuts in loss
May 7, 2011 in print edition on B3
Eric Hosmer did not see pitchers like this in the minors.