Archive for Sunday, May 29, 2011

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
The view of the north side of the Statehouse. Statehouse Live: Brownback signs budget; vetoes Kansas Arts Commission funding
11:08 a.m., May 28, 2011 Updated 5:27 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The budget approved with only Republican votes in the Legislature also cuts base state aid to schools by $232 per student, or 5.6 percent and makes cuts in social services.
9:30 a.m.
Col. Jeffrey Jerome, right, discusses security training operations with the commander of the 14th Iraqi Army Division, in Basra, Iraq. Col. Jerome is assigned to the 1-12 Charger Battalion, 3rd Advisory and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. Soldier in Iraq thinking of family as holiday approaches
May 28, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Five months into his third tour in Iraq, U.S. Army Col. Jeff Jerome has noticed an improvement in the capabilities of the Iraqi military.
11:13 a.m.
Soon-to-be Lawrence High graduates Matt Zabel, Stephen Bell and Collin Belcher have been classmates since they were junior high students at Southwest. All three plan to pursue degrees in mechanical engineering at Kansas University in the fall. Lawrence High students build friendship through engineering
May 28, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Collin Belcher played with Legos. Stephen Bell used K’NEX blocks to build tiny ATVs, their electric motors packing enough power to scale piles of toys in his room. And Matt Zabel? He and Stephen spent part of last summer assembling a T-shirt cannon with a CO2 cartridge, barrel of PVC pipe and $18 sprinkler celluloid from Home Depot.
4:30 p.m.
Free State seniors Dominique Shaffer, Alysia Foust and Ashley Abbott developed a special bond through a class called Interpersonal Skills. The three agree that they began high school as "loners" but have been able to come out of their shells through community service and overcoming personal adversity. Interpersonal Skills program helps Free State students forge bond
May 28, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Ashley Abbott started her high school career in isolation, snarfing down lunch alone before scurrying off to find somewhere to hide.
7:00 p.m.
The view of the north side of the Statehouse. Eudora resident home after serving year with Kansas National Guard in Djibouti
May 28, 2011 in print edition on 3A
A year away on a Kansas National Guard deployment in the African country of Djibouti didn’t excuse Eudora man David Dudley from his matrimonial “honey-do” responsibilities. Since returning to Kansas earlier this month, Dudley’s been hammering away on the list for his wife of 16 years, Traci.

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Weary Royals routed
Rangers rough up O’Sullivan, Kansas City in 10-1 victory
May 29, 2011 in print edition on B3
Sean O’Sullivan took one for the team Saturday night.