Archive for Thursday, May 26, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Bill James talks with people about his new book "Popular Crime" at the Lawrence Public Library Tuesday evening. James, who's known for his work with baseball statistics, has been interested in crime since reading the newspaper when he was 10 years old. Baseball writer Bill James turns focus to crime in new book
May 25, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Bill James knows his baseball. He also knows his popular crime.
6:00 a.m.
This photo, taken by Mike Illig, shows a funnel cloud forming over Leawood near I-435 and Mission Road Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Lawrence residents at work in Kansas City area take shelter from Wednesday’s storms
May 25, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence residents took cover at their jobs Wednesday morning in the Kansas City area as tornado warnings were issued there but no major damage was reported to the metropolitan area.
9:53 a.m.
Gas prices in Lawrence are currently above the national average and well above neighboring cities' gas prices. There is no explanation for why the prices are currently so much higher. Lawrence gas prices markedly higher
May 26, 2011 in print edition on 1A
If you thought gasoline prices seemed higher in Lawrence than anywhere else in northeast Kansas, you are right. Recently, Lawrence gasoline stations have been out of line with what their neighbors in Topeka and Kansas City are charging.
1:00 p.m.
About 5,000 customers lost power around 6 a.m. Sunday morning. Westar crews restored power to most customers around 7:45 a.m. Crews at the power station near Sixth and Kentucky streets were working to repair the issue around 8 a.m. Sunday. Westar Energy begins repairs at Sixth Street substation to help prevent power outages in downtown Lawrence
May 25, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Both below ground and above ground, Westar Energy has projects under way in Lawrence to cut down on the number of power outages in the city.
5:31 p.m.
Total crimes reported to Lawrence Police from 1999 to 2010. This information is reported to the FBI for their annual Uniform Crime Report. Lawrence crime rates down in 2010
May 25, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Last year, Lawrence followed the national trend of fewer incidents of crime, according to the FBI’s annual Uniform Crime Report, released Monday.
7:00 p.m.
Talk about Lions pride: Stefan Petrovic, who plans to attend Lawrence High School in 2012-13, shares the stage with LHS alum Brian McClendon, vice president for Google Earth and Maps, after the finals of the National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C., an event for which the National Geographic Society and Google were sponsors. Petrovic is looking forward to high school, especially now with his Google connection. "It’ll be really fun. I'll know somebody who's already been." Lawrence middle school student Stefan Petrovic finishes in top three at National Geographic Bee
11:14 a.m., May 25, 2011 Updated 5:33 p.m. in print edition on 1A
An eighth-grader-to-be at South Middle School finished third in the National Geographic Bee Wednesday morning in Washington, D.C.

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Extremists are the real threat
May 26, 2011 in print edition on A10
So, it turns out Islam is a religion. Imagine that.
Lifesaving act
Traffic statistics make a strong case for wearing your seat belt.
May 26, 2011 in print edition on A10
Kansas law enforcement officers are in the middle of delivering a timely reminder that wearing seat belts not only saves lives; it’s required by law.