Archive for Saturday, May 21, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Alan Austin, an employee at Ad Astra Art Bronze foundry in Lawrence, applies heat to the sculpture "Homage," part of the patination process to complete the bronze sculpture. Jim Brothers sculpture pays homage to soldiers; will be on display Saturday at Lawrence Visitors Center
May 19, 2011 in print edition on 1A
It’s the face that’s really important to Jim Brothers. He wants to capture emotion.
6:00 a.m.
Traffic flows past the corner of 23rd Street and Ousdahl Road. City commission expected to receive grant to connect 23rd Street traffic signals with fiber-optic network
May 20, 2011 in print edition on 1A
A little fiber may be just the thing for your commute. Lawrence city commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting are expected to accept a $150,000 grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation to connect all the traffic signals on 23rd Street to a fiber-optic network.
9:30 a.m.
Paul Bahnmaier of Lecompton speaks at Constitution Hall in Lecompton Friday May 20, 2011. State officials visited Lecompton to help celebrate Kansas' 150th year of statehood. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, legislative leaders visit Lecompton’s Constitution Hall
8:41 a.m., May 20, 2011 Updated 11:47 a.m.
In a celebration of Kansas’ past and future, state leaders gathered Friday to commemorate where many say the Civil War started — Constitution Hall.
1:00 p.m.
The emotions of the moment affect graduating senior Sarah Henry as she hugs faculty member Matthew Patterson during Bishop Seabury Academy's commencement ceremony Friday, May 20, 2011. Bishop Seabury celebrates graduation of 22 seniors
May 20, 2011 in print edition on 1A
While 22 seniors graduated Friday from Bishop Seabury Academy, the private school’s entire enrollment literally stepped up during a ceremony befitting the tight-knit community that provides a college-preparatory education and more.
4:30 p.m.
Having spent his childhood in large cities and schools, Justin Morello opted four years ago to enroll at Baker University because of the small-school, small-town atmosphere the campus offered. He now credits that atmosphere for a successful undergraduate career, which included an internship at Los Alamos National Laboratories. Graduating senior Justin Morello credits Baker University’s ‘small-school atmosphere’ for helping him succeed
May 18, 2011
Baker University senior Justin Morello was not used to a small-school or small-town atmosphere. Morello spent nine years in Cologne, Germany, which is home to nearly 1 million people, and graduated from Blue Valley North High School in Overland Park. While also considering attending the University of Florida, which would seem to fit the large-school trend, Morello chose Baker.

All stories

City playing waiting game with new treatment plant
May 21, 2011 in print edition on A1
It is the big bet at Lawrence City Hall.
KU Commencement schedule
May 21, 2011 in print edition on A1
Kansas University’s 139th Commencement will begin at 10:30 a.m. today, with students walking through the Campanile and down the hill into Memorial Stadium.
Like father, like son: After moving from Costa Rica, family members graduate from KU together
May 21, 2011 in print edition on A1
Moving is traumatic enough. Try moving with your family from Costa Rica to Kansas at age 13.
Symposium seeks to raise environmental awareness
May 21, 2011
The Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream symposium was hosted by Plymouth Congregational Church’s Green Team and Trinity Episcopal’s Environmental Stewardship Team.
Two arrested following incident with gun near West 31st Street
May 21, 2011
Two people were arrested early Saturday morning following an altercation with an acquaintance.
Armed disturbance downtown early Saturday ends with Taser, arrest
May 21, 2011 in print edition on A8
A man was arrested early Saturday morning following an armed disturbance in downtown Lawrence that ended with Taser deployment.
KU students earn record number of Fulbright awards
May 21, 2011 in print edition on A5
Eleven Kansas University students earned Fulbright awards for their work abroad during the 2011 academic year, a record-setting total for the grant program.
Pump Patrol
May 21, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.82 at several stations.
Lawmakers tour Fort Leavenworth
May 21, 2011 in print edition on A2
After Lt. Col. Russell Rhoads demonstrated how gaming software could be used to allow soldiers, first responders and others to retrace their steps and see what they could have done better, State Sen. Vicki Schmidt, R-Topeka, had a question. “Could we develop this for the Legislature?” Schmidt asked, and other lawmakers in the room laughed.
Mississippi dangerous to navigate
May 21, 2011 in print edition on A7
Travis Morace has been running boats on the Mississippi for two decades, witnessing all of the mighty river’s many moods.
Queen’s historic Ireland trip ends on high note
May 21, 2011 in print edition on A7
Queen Elizabeth II left Ireland on a triumphant note Friday, finally getting a chance to mingle with cheering crowds despite the security concerns that kept her slightly isolated on the first three days of her visit.
Brownback given opportunity to make statement on higher ed
May 21, 2011 in print edition on A3
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has been presented a unique opportunity to demonstrate the degree of importance he places on excellence in higher education.
Dentist not ready to retire after 66 years
May 21, 2011
Lawrence resident Paul Kincaid says the embarrassment of defeat led him to choose dentistry as a career more than 60 years ago.
Club news for May 21, 2011
May 21, 2011
University Bridge Club announces results of its May 14 meeting with hosts Richard Quinn and Jo Anne Kready.
Scouting news for May 21, 2011
May 21, 2011
More than 200 local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Camp Bromelsick April 9 with a two-night camporee at the camp.
Around and About for May 21, 2011
May 21, 2011
Stacy Liechti and Mark Opler, Bronx, N.Y., announce the birth of their son, Gabriel Alexander Opler, on Dec. 14, 2010, at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in Manhattan.
Horoscope for May 21
May 21, 2011
This year, you are able to energize in a new way. Streamline and walk through the frivolous, making it more of a reality. If you are single, check out all new potential suitors. Some might not be all they project themselves to be. If you are attached, you manifest a high level of changeability, which could irritate your sweetie. Aquarius helps you see the other side.
Weekend traditions wither away
May 21, 2011
If watching network television is a habit (and it is), the networks have given folks plenty of chances to end their addiction on Saturday night.
Recruit DeAndre Daniels remains quiet
No telling when saga with prep will end
May 21, 2011 in print edition on B1
No. 10-rated basketball prospect DeAndre Daniels will sign a financial-aid agreement with a college at some point.
Potential rookies bracing for lockout
May 21, 2011 in print edition on B6
Potential NBA rookies know they could be locked out. They just don’t know yet exactly what they’ll do if that happens.
Game 3 essential for Dallas
May 21, 2011 in print edition on B6
History can mean everything or nothing.
Mavs aim to take tighter defense to OKC
May 21, 2011 in print edition on B6
Take a sweep of the Lakers, a nine-day layoff and a dominant outing by Dirk Nowitzki in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, and it’s understandable why the Dallas Mavericks may have started thinking too highly of themselves.
ISU suspended assistant 2 games
May 21, 2011 in print edition on B2
An Iowa State assistant men’s basketball coach was suspended for two games last season for using his frequent flyer miles to buy a player a round-trip plane ticket in 2009, according to an Iowa State report submitted to the NCAA.
Funeral services set for OU’s Austin Box
May 21, 2011 in print edition on B2
Funeral services have been scheduled for University of Oklahoma linebacker Austin Box, who was found unresponsive at an El Reno house on Thursday.
‘Macho Man’ Savage dies in car crash
May 21, 2011 in print edition on B2
Randy “Macho Man” Savage, the professional wrestler known for his raspy voice, the sunglasses and bandanas he wore in the ring and the young woman named Miss Elizabeth who often accompanied him, died in a car crash Friday in Florida. He was 58.
Brooks should keep trusting gut against Mavericks
May 21, 2011 in print edition on B2
Thunder coach Scott Brooks seems as down-to-earth as an NBA coach can be. He chirps good mornings to reporters. He’s practically cheerful. When he’s referred to as Scotty, it just seems right.
Boogaard died of alcohol, oxycodone
May 21, 2011 in print edition on B2
The death of Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard was an accident, due to a toxic mix of alcohol and the powerful painkiller oxycodone.
KU golfer Gilbert falls to tie for 53rd
May 21, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University sophomore Chris Gilbert shot a 4-over-par 75 in the second round of the Tucson NCAA golf regional and dropped from 38th place to a tie for 53rd.
LHS softball to open state vs. No. 1 Olathe East
May 21, 2011 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High earned the No. 8 seed and will face top-seeded Olathe East in the first round of the Class 6A state softball tournament on Friday at Kansas University’s Arrocha Ballpark.
Francis gets first win; Royals blank Cards, 3-0
May 21, 2011 in print edition on B1
Breaking through for his first victory since July 30 put a smile on Jeff Francis’ face, not a bounce in his step.
City swimmers encouraged at state
May 21, 2011 in print edition on B3
Free State High’s swim team needed to have a big showing in the preliminary heats of the Class 6A state championships, and boy did it deliver.
Gary Bedore’s KU hoops notebook
May 21, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s Morris twins and Josh Selby are attending the NBA pre-draft camp in Chicago.
Francis puts on a show
May 21, 2011 in print edition on B1
The two-mile run isn’t as physically taxing as, say, the 400 meters. It’s not as likely as the quarter mile to leave runners hyperventilating and heaving on the infield turf alongside the track. But it is the longest and because of that the most mentally taxing.
Win … or else: KU must win out to reach OKC
May 21, 2011 in print edition on B1
The task of qualifying for the postseason just became a lot tougher.
Support Israel
May 21, 2011 in print edition on A10
There is a plan brewing in the United Nations to unilaterally give Palestinian refugees their own state, with complete disregard for the state of Israel. This state would include the terrorist group Hamas in its government, an Iran-backed, U.S. State Department-designated foreign terrorist organization that is responsible for firing thousands of rockets at civilian targets in Israel.
Obama embraces Bush’s Mideast doctrine
May 21, 2011 in print edition on A10
Herewith President Obama’s May 19 Middle East speech, annotated: “It will be the policy of the United States to promote reform across the region, and to support transitions to democracy.”
Koch shares economic philosophy
May 21, 2011 in print edition on A10
My brother David and I have long supported the principles that help societies prosper. I have actively done so for nearly 50 years, as has my brother for more than 40.
Faith Forum: What advice would you give graduates on starting their new lives?
May 21, 2011
Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel and the Rev. Valerie Miller-Coleman answer.
100 years ago: Permanent record made of Quantrill’s Raid victims
May 21, 2011
“Complying with the suggestion of visiting G.A.R. veterans during the Encampment, City Engineer Dunmire has made a permanent record of Lawrence people killed during the sacking of the city by Quantrell.”
25 years ago: School bond issue passes by narrow margin
May 21, 2011
fter a lonely day at the polls with a turnout of only 21 percent, election officials were able to announce the results.
40 years ago: North Lawrence bus service under heated discussion
May 21, 2011
The issue of a city-subsidized bus route for North Lawrence caused much talk but no action at a recent meeting of the Lawrence City Commission.
Bishop Seabury Academy Class of 2011 graduates
May 21, 2011
The list of graduating seniors at Bishop Seabury Academy.
City to be well represented at state meet
May 21, 2011 in print edition on B1
For some athletes from Lawrence and Free State high schools, Friday’s regional track meet at FSHS marked the end of their track careers.