Archive for Sunday, May 15, 2011

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Divorces
May 15, 2011 in print edition on A4
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending May 14, 2011.
Marriages
May 15, 2011 in print edition on A4
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending May 14, 2011.
Bankruptcies
May 15, 2011 in print edition on A4
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Roy Williams, Randy Towner defeat Bill Self, Notah Begay in charity skins game
01:51 p.m., May 15, 2011 Updated 12:42 a.m. in print edition on B1
Bill Self, who crushed a drive about 300 yards early in Sunday’s Celebrity Skins Game, heard no oohs and aahs from a gallery of about 250 fans at Firekeeper Golf Course.
Lawrence residents drop off hundreds of items at electronics recycling event at Free State High School
May 15, 2011
Lawrence residents by the hundreds said goodbye to giant console televisions, microwaves and computers from a different era Saturday at Free State High School.
Service restored to Westar Energy customers after large power outage Sunday morning affects thousands
07:26 a.m., May 15, 2011 Updated 10:30 p.m. in print edition on A3
An equipment failure at a Sixth Street substation left thousands of Lawrence residents without power early Sunday morning.
KU students raising money to go help tornado-ravaged Alabama
May 15, 2011 in print edition on A3
Rick Farrier sat at home and watched news reports of the destruction that Hurricane Katrina caused in 2005. He knew he couldn’t stay at home. He had to go help.
Lawrence police advise residents to ignore panhandlers
May 15, 2011 in print edition on A1
Colleen Sims says the story is common. The Lawrence resident gets approached by a woman in the parking lot of a local store. The woman says she’s a victim of domestic violence and asks for money for a bus ticket or gas. Sims, who’s encountered this several times recently, declines. She’s seen one of the women drive off in a newer car, and she said she’s offended by someone using domestic violence as a pretense for soliciting money.
Prosecutors to wrap up case in genocide trial
May 15, 2011 in print edition on A5
Prosecutors are expected to rest their case Monday against the Kansas man accused of participating in the 1993 Rwandan genocide and lying to U.S. immigration authorities about it.
Worker at Japan’s nuclear plant dies
May 15, 2011 in print edition on A10
A man died on his second day of work at Japan’s tsunami-wrecked nuclear power plant Saturday, and the plant operator said harmful levels of radiation were not detected in his body.
Real world’ on hold for graduating high school seniors in Lawrence
May 15, 2011 in print edition on A1
Neel Patel walked out of his AP Calculus AB class at 2 p.m. Friday, finally closing the book on his three-year term as a Lawrence High School student. Done. Finished. Outta here. “Technically,” he shrugged Friday. That’s because he really isn’t done.
Floodgate opens to divert Mississippi River, alleviating downstream strain
May 15, 2011 in print edition on A10
Water from the inflated Mississippi River gushed through a floodgate Saturday for the first time in nearly four decades and headed toward thousands of homes and farmland in the Cajun countryside, threatening to slowly submerge the land under water up to 25 feet deep.
Reporter learns tricks of age-old game of bridge
May 15, 2011 in print edition on A1
Bridge is certainly spoken in Lawrence. In fact, the city is sort of a capital for the game in this area. Five days per week, the Kaw Valley Bridge Club meets in its rented space in the I-70 Business Center. The club is open to anyone who has an interest in bridge, and for $6 you can play in a game that will while away anywhere from three to four hours.
KU baseball destroys Alabama A&M
May 15, 2011 in print edition on B1
After Friday’s 10-run victory against Alabama A&M, Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price revealed his strategy for the weekend was to clear his bench and play as many players as possible.
LHS, FSHS tennis grow from state run
May 15, 2011 in print edition on B1
While Saturday at the state tennis tournament marked the end of a stellar run for Free State High’s top doubles team, it was only the beginning for one of Lawrence High’s best singles players.
Thunder’s Kevin Durant eager to atone
May 15, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kevin Durant had trouble sleeping, trying to shake off the worst playoff performance yet in his young NBA career.
Heat, Bulls collide
May 15, 2011 in print edition on B4
On the night of the big “Decision” last summer, Luol Deng was at the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya with no TV, and no one was asking if LeBron James would sign with the Chicago Bulls.
City regional pairings released for high school spring sports
May 15, 2011 in print edition on B3
Lawrence and Free State high schools will meet in a first-round Class 6A regional softball matchup Tuesday, and FSHS will play host to a baseball regional on Wednesday.
Chalmers returns to Final Four … this time, in NBA
May 15, 2011 in print edition on B3
Mario Chalmers has been watching plenty of video, studying Derrick Rose’s game in an effort to get ready for the Eastern Conference finals.
Detroit blanks Royals
K.C. victimized by another gem
May 15, 2011 in print edition on B1
One day after being shut down by Justin Verlander, the Kansas City Royals fared no better against Brad Penny.
KU track’s Scott repeats as champion
May 15, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University senior Jordan Scott repeated as Big 12 champion in the pole vault Saturday at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships.
Real world’ on hold for graduating high school seniors
May 15, 2011
Neel Patel walked out of his AP Calculus AB class at 2 p.m. Friday, finally closing the book on his three-year term as a Lawrence High School student. Done. Finished. Outta here.
Event guidance
City and downtown officials need to reach some sort of consensus on when and where to accommodate special downtown events.
May 15, 2011 in print edition on A11
A cool beverage, good music and a fun-loving crowd can be a great trio. But what can make it better? Evidently, having all three in the middle of a downtown street.
Knowledge of past helps guide future
May 15, 2011 in print edition on A11
We are on the 2011 Student Freedom Riders bus rolling toward Augusta, Ga., watching “The Murder of Emmett Till,” a PBS documentary on the savage 1955 lynching of a black boy in the nothing town of Money, Miss.
Union takes unfair aim at Boeing
May 15, 2011 in print edition on A11
This summer, the huge Boeing assembly plant here will begin producing 787 Dreamliners — up to three a month, priced at $185 million apiece. It will, unless the National Labor Relations Board, controlled by Democrats and encouraged by Barack Obama’s reverberating silence, gets its way.
Horoscope for May 15
May 15, 2011
This year, you could feel pressured by others, not sure how much is too much to give. Some of you might feel the inverse — that you need to do more. There will be a juggling of different priorities. If you are single, you will want to relate actively, and you might have several opportunities to do just that. If you are attached, the two of you could be juggling the very basis of your relationship. Scorpio can be challenging.
Tune In: Daytime drama now found in prime time
May 15, 2011
A progressive dinner party allows viewers to catch up with every major character on the two-hour season finale of “Desperate Housewives.”
Friendly faceoff: KU’s Bill Self, UNC’s Roy Williams to take opposite sides at golf event
May 15, 2011 in print edition on B1
Of all the tee shots Roy Williams has hit in five decades of playing golf, just one has dropped in the cup.
100 years ago: G.A.R. soldiers arrive in Lawrence for 3-day encampment
May 15, 2011
“The members of the G.A.R. and the auxiliary orders are coming for a three day encampment.”
40 years ago: Alumni, others arrive on campus for KU Commencement weekend
May 15, 2011
The annual Commencement festivities were underway at Kansas University.
25 years ago: KPS announces rate decrease for local customers
May 15, 2011
The reduction was to be passed directly to the customers.
Behind the Lens: The largest accessory
May 15, 2011
For many photographers, the largest piece of equipment in their sizable arsenal is on four wheels.
Pump patrol
May 15, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.84 at several stations.