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Time running out for Kansas House, Senate on state budget
May 8, 2011 in print edition on A1
On the surface, it appears the House and Senate have hit a roadblock on coming to an agreement on the budget because of differences of opinion on how much the state should be spending, and where.
Iran upheaval another sign of Arab Spring
May 8, 2011 in print edition on A8
When there’s political upheaval in Tehran, it’s often interwoven with the explosive question of possible outreach to the United States. And that may be the case with a recent feud between President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
Carbondale man arrested on Franklin County rape warrant
May 8, 2011
A 33-year-old Carbondale man was arrested Friday evening on a Franklin County rape warrant, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
Possible thunderstorms later today in area
May 8, 2011
Thunderstorms are possible later today and evening, according to the National Weather Service.
Lawrence school district lines up lease for warehouse
May 8, 2011 in print edition on A3
Before the Lawrence school district can save money through buying applesauce, trash can liners and a variety of instructional supplies by the pallet — make that dozens, even hundreds of pallets — it’ll first need to spend some money to make room for all the goods.
Helicopter ambulance called for accident north of Baldwin City
12:21 a.m., May 8, 2011 Updated 08:57 a.m.
61-year-old Baldwin City man was taken by LifeStar helicopter to the Kansas University Medical Center early Sunday morning after a single-vehicle accident north of Baldwin City.
Event draws more than 600 to debate atheism
12:12 a.m., May 8, 2011 Updated 02:59 p.m. in print edition on A3
A Friday night debate about the existence of God at the first ever ReasonFest failed to solve any colossal theological questions, said organizer Joey Rolph.
Boomer Girl Diary: Roman Holiday
May 8, 2011
Cathy and her husband took a trip to Italy, complete with special guest stars the pope and the travel expert whose books helped them prepare for the trip.
KU baseball falls to OU
May 8, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s baseball team gave up six unearned runs and committed five errors in an 11-4 setback to No. 10 Oklahoma on Saturday. KU (22-26, 9-14 Big 12) has made nine errors in its last two games.
Jayhawks in the NBA
May 8, 2011 in print edition on B2
Here is how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action Saturday, May 8, 2011.
O’Brien smashes 2 HRs; FSHS softball splits
May 8, 2011 in print edition on B5
Samantha O’Brien blasted a pair of home runs and cashed in on six RBIs, and Free State’s softball team rolled Shawnee Mission Northwest, 9-3, in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday.
Detroit’s Verlander tosses no-hitter
Tigers’ ace nearly throws perfect game in 9-0 rout of Jays
May 8, 2011 in print edition on B1
Justin Verlander threw his second career no-hitter and the second in the big leagues this week, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 9-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.
KU faculty and staff to tour 30 Kansas sites on Wheat State Whirlwind Tour
May 8, 2011 in print edition on A4
More than 40 Kansas University faculty and staff will visit nearly 30 cities and sites around the state as part of the 2011 Wheat State Whirlwind Tour.
We didn’t quit
May 8, 2011 in print edition on A11
It took almost 10 long years to find the one responsible for 9/11. America did not give up; we did not quit! We endeavored to persevere; then finally found and killed Osama bin Laden.
Voting strategy
May 8, 2011 in print edition on A11
The past national election cycle of 2010 saw an overwhelming number of Republican governors voted into power. In all instances, these governors have joined forces to decrease the number of Democrats voting in future elections.
Resentment?
May 8, 2011 in print edition on A11
I wish Dolph Simons would restrict his KU sniping to his Saturday columns. There’s no room for personal resentment in Journal-World editorials.
Columnist reflects on wonders of 70
May 8, 2011 in print edition on A11
In 1960, after the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the New York Yankees in an electrifying seven-game World Series, the Yankees fired manager Casey Stengel, who had turned 70 in July. The Yankees said he was too old. He said, “I’ll never make the mistake of being 70 again.”
Pump patrol
May 8, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.85 at several stations.
U.S. Coast Guard to offer boating safety class May 14
May 8, 2011 in print edition on A4
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a boating safety class on May 14.
Best friends: Tyshawn Taylor cherishes eternal support from mom
May 8, 2011 in print edition on B1
In between bites of salad on a late lunch break Thursday at Hy-Vee, cashier Jeanell Taylor paused to fiddle with her iPhone.
25 years ago: Independence Days to be promoted with original song
May 8, 2011
Organizers of Independence Days, Lawrence’s annual Fourth of July celebration, announced that they had recorded several versions of a new song.
100 years ago: Former Lawrence man elopes with financier’s wife
May 8, 2011
“It was a period of riotous excitement which Bob C. Geffs, a former Lawrence high school lad, spent in San Francisco last month, a period which culminated with his arrest on a charge of forgery, embezzlement, and threatened murder.”
40 years ago: Lawrence area in need of good soaking rain
May 8, 2011
The Lawrence area was in need of rain — “more than a dust-settling trace” of rain.
Veritas track meet a success
May 8, 2011 in print edition on B5
Three years ago, the Veritas Christian School track program consisted of four athletes, including now-senior Shereen Fattaahi.
Free State fifth, LHS seventh at league meet
May 8, 2011 in print edition on B1
All afternoon, Free State High swimmer Reilly Moore had been trying her hardest to ignore the raucous atmosphere at the Sunflower League championships and keep focused as she prepared for her events.
Hays example
If the medical center in Hays can find a way to offer even limited inpatient mental health care, perhaps Lawrence Memorial Hospital officials should try again to provide similar care.
May 8, 2011 in print edition on A11
Officials at Lawrence Memorial Hospital may be interested in a news item from Hays.
Animal Kingdom prevails in Derby
May 8, 2011 in print edition on B1
John Velazquez won the Kentucky Derby by a broken nose.