Archive for Saturday, May 14, 2011

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12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
The Kansas Legislature has approved a balanced budget without a tax increase, but some local officials argue that the state's budget could force them to increase taxes or cut services. Planned Parenthood criticizes Kansas budget provision
May 13, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Buried in the $13.8 billion state budget approved by the Legislature early Friday is a provision that Planned Parenthood says essentially ends federal family planning funding to its Kansas clinics.
10:00 a.m.
KU School of Engineering Dean Stuart Bell, with the help of a few students, announces that Charles and Mary Jane Spahr have given $45 million in total gifts to the university. The Spahrs' estate gave $32 million, the largest estate gift in KU's history, to the School of Engineering Friday, May 13, 2011. KU engineering school receives $32 million gift from Spahr family
May 13, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The Kansas University School of Engineering is the beneficiary of a $32 million gift from the estate of Charles E. and Mary Jane Bruckmiller Spahr, the largest estate gift received in the history of the university.
2:00 p.m.
Haskell graduates Tara Hammer, left, and Tennille Begay of Tuba City, Ariz., were just two of the joyful students who graduated from Haskell Indian Nations University Friday, May 13, 2011. Haskell graduates heading on to “the real world”
May 13, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Graduates celebrate their academic achievements with family, friends and members of the Haskell community Friday.
6:00 p.m.
Kansas runner Keron Toussaint takes off as the anchor in the final heat of the men's 4x400-meter relay preliminaries after receiving the baton from Dalen Fink on Friday, April 22, 2011 at the Kansas Relays. Running down dream: Grenada Olympic team goal for sprinter
May 14, 2011 in print edition on 1B
For a man so young, Keron Toussaint has seen the world from many angles.

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