Archive for Friday, May 13, 2011

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Haskell Indian Nations University graduates celebrate at commencement Lawrence leather shop maintains personal atmosphere 1955 American LaFrance pumper truck The day in photos, May 13, 2011
Will you attend a high school or college graduation ceremony this year?

Poll results

Response Percent
I won’t attend a graduation ceremony this year
Yes, high school
Yes, college
Yes, both
Total 517

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Golfer and Lawrence resident Marcello Hall practices on the driving range Tuesday at Alvamar Golf and Country Club. Owners of Alvamar Inc. have decided to sell the two golf courses for a price of $6.5 million. Alvamar to turn over daily operations to golf course management company
May 11, 2011
Alvamar’s two Lawrence golf courses are about to join the roster of a major course management company.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas Department of Transportation engineer Jerry Younger, center, discusses accident studies on K-10 between Lawrence and Kansas City during a meeting in Eudora Thursday with local city and county officials about safety issues on the highway. Recently Gov. Sam Brownback directed KDOT Secretary Deb Miller, right, to reopen a study into the use of cable barriers on K-10 between Lawrence and Kansas City. Two Eudora residents died in a crossover accident April 16. Area officials support K-10 cable barriers at meeting
May 13, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The Kansas Department of Transportation’s secretary Thursday promised to work with area leaders to get input in the study of the safety of Kansas Highway 10 in the wake of last month’s double fatality near Eudora’s Church Street interchange.
9:30 a.m.
Pictured from left are Charlette Blubaugh, Tom Blubaugh, Rodney Jones, Ben Kirtland and Kassie Liebsch. KU, U.S. Attorney focus on recovering money lost in cash-for-tickets scam
May 12, 2011 in print edition on 8A
Now that former Kansas Athletics Inc. employees are headed to prison for their roles in a $2 million scheme to steal and sell Kansas University football and basketball tickets, the next step for authorities and campus officials dealing with the repercussions is clear.
1:00 p.m.
In a recent survey of Lawrence residents, downtown parking, traffic flow and traffic signal coordination were all cited as problem areas. Respondents also recommended more walking and biking trails and better street and sidewalk maintenance. Citizen survey shows Lawrence streets still a concern, but other areas fare well
May 12, 2011 in print edition on 1A
According to a new survey, Lawrence residents are pretty pleased these days — unless they happen to be on a city street.
4:30 p.m.
Some of the beers 23rd Street Brewery features are from left, Wave the Wheat Ale, Kansas Prairie Light, Big Leaf Porter and Bitter Professor IPA. During the week, 23rd Street Brewery will be featuring a 2008 Russian Imperial Stout, a Belgian Strong Gold, a Belgian Dark Strong and will be tapping this summer’s California Common, which Llewellyn describes as a “very popular beer that comes out every summer.” Lawrence breweries prepare for American Craft Beer Week
May 13, 2011
Free State Brewery and 23rd Street Brewery have partnered to celebrate American Craft Beer Week.
7:00 p.m.
Free State’s bench celebrates a score by Cody Kukuk (25) during Lawrence High’s game against Free State Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Hoglund Ballpark. The Firebirds defeated the Lions 7-5.
Playing with fire: Kukuk sparks Firebirds past Lions, 7-5
May 13, 2011 in print edition on 1B
Free State High senior Cody Kukuk usually doesn’t play with much emotion. But after belting an opposite-field solo homer over the left-field fence and off a light pole to tie Thursday’s game against Lawrence High in the fifth inning, Kukuk couldn’t contain his energy.

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School support
Although its policy on private donations needs review, the Lawrence school district should be grateful for those willing to lend a financial hand.
May 13, 2011 in print edition on A10
The Lawrence school district is fortunate to have so many great friends. Private donations over the years have allowed the district to expand its preschool programs and provide many “extras” that benefit Lawrence students every day.
Arts attack
May 13, 2011 in print edition on A10
How the Kansas Arts Commission was bumped off.