Archive for Friday, May 27, 2011

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12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback speaks at the Statehouse in Topeka March 11, 2011. Brownback criticized for signing abortion bill that opponents say will hurt women who get impregnated after being raped
May 26, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Without comment, Gov. Sam Brownback has signed into law a bill that critics say will hurt women who get impregnated after being raped.
9:30 a.m.
This Jan. 11, 2000, file photo shows the Wolf Creek Nuclear power plant near New Strawn, Kan., which went online in 1985. (AP Photo/Capital Journal, David Eulitt, File) Wolf Creek nuclear power plant not fully twister-proof
May 26, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The closest nuclear power plant to tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo., was singled out weeks before the storm for being vulnerable to twisters.
1:00 p.m.
Veteran's Park at 19th and Louisiana streets was at one time the site of barracks for military students and trainees before it became a park in 1947 in honor of veterans of all wars. Lawrence, Douglas County war memorials honor those who served in wars dating back to Bleeding Kansas
May 27, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Some are in plain view — such as the Memorial Campanile honoring Kansas University students who died in World War II. Others are less prominent and much smaller. Regardless of size or visibility, Douglas County features many memorials honoring people who served in wars dating back to the Bleeding Kansas days leading up to the Civil War.
4:30 p.m.
A young student from Pinckney Elementary hurries home at the end of school heading through the tunnel beneath 6th Street. Lighting system proposed for Pinckney School tunnel
May 26, 2011 in print edition on 1A
There may be light at the end of this tunnel, but it doesn’t produce much optimism. When it comes to the pedestrian tunnel that travels beneath Sixth Street near Pinckney School, the smell usually overshadows everything else.
7:00 p.m.
Brothers and Lawrence High teammates Troy Willoughby, left, a junior, and Shane Willoughby, a sophomore, have made it together to the 2011 Class 6A state baseball tournament. Shane has a broken left thumb, but hopes to get participate in the tournament as a pinch runner. Siblings at state: Willoughby duo’s goal to be on field for title run
May 27, 2011 in print edition on 1B
It has been more than three weeks since Lawrence High’s Willoughby brothers, Troy and Shane, were on the baseball diamond at the same time during a live game. They’re hoping that won’t go down as the last time they’re out there together this season.
10:59 p.m.
Lawrence High players celebrate following the Lions' 2-1 win over Shawnee Mission West during the first round of the 6A state championships at Hoglund Ballpark. At center is starting pitcher Alex Laughlin, who got the win, and Aaron Gile (24), who drove in the winning run in the seventh. Lawrence High baseball wins first game at State, 2-1
10:18 p.m., May 27, 2011 Updated 12:52 a.m. in print edition on 1B
In Friday’s Class 6A state baseball quarterfinal against Shawnee Mission West, Lawrence High senior Aaron Gile failed to capitalize on three run-scoring opportunities in his first three at-bats.

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