Archive for Saturday, May 28, 2011

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12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Lawrence Parks and Recreation crews hope to clean and even sometimes straighten the hundreds of tombstones of Civil War veterans at the Oak Hill and Maple Grove cemeteries. City plans to clean Civil War veterans’ tombstones by 150th anniversary of war’s end
May 27, 2011 in print edition on 1A
They’re old, but city leaders want to make sure they definitely are not forgotten. In the city’s Oak Hill and Maple Grove cemeteries, there are about 600 tombstones of Civil War veterans. And many of them are dirty.
9:30 a.m.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback finishes with an executive reorganization order abolishing the state Parole Board after signing it, Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at the Statehouse, in Topeka, Kan. The Parole Board's duties will be transferred to the Department of Corrections if legislators don't reject the order. Brownback announces big changes at Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
5:56 p.m., May 27, 2011 Updated 9:45 p.m. in print edition on 1A
“This transition marks a new day at SRS,” Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services Secretary Rob Siedlecki said.
1:00 p.m.
Tom Hogan, waste reduction and recycling specialist at the Lawrence/Douglas County Household Hazardous Waste Facility, carts away dropped-off household waste May 20, 2011. Household Hazards: Are you disposing of them properly?
May 28, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Tom Hogan is thankful every time someone makes an appointment to drop off items at the Lawrence Douglas County Household Hazardous Waste Facility, which is west of 23rd Street and Haskell Avenue.
4:30 p.m.
Seniors at Veritas Christian School gather for their graduation ceremony at Free Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave. Eleven seniors graduated Friday, May 27, 2011. Close-knit group of Veritas students graduates
May 28, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Veritas Christian School’s graduates like to refer to one another as family, many of them having spent the past 13 years together in class, worship and everything else that goes along with attending the nondenominational institution in north-central Lawrence.
7:00 p.m.
Pvt. Elmo Banning, a Kansas Ranger who was killed on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and whose grave is decorated each Memorial Day by Franck Maurouard and his family. French citizens honor fallen D-Day soldiers for Memorial Day
May 27, 2011
Franck Maurouard and his family of Normandy, France, have not forgotten the sacrifices made by American soldiers trying to liberate France from German occupation during World War II. Each Memorial Day for the past 10 years, Franck, his wife, Anne, and their children, Alexandre, 16, and Eloise, 14, have decorated the graves of two American Rangers who died in the D-Day invasion, June 6, 1944.

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