Archive for Monday, April 16, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
Bicycles, floats, flags, and even elephants march down Massachusetts Street on Saturday during the Earth Day parade. The 12th annual Earth Day Celebration continued in South Park with live music, food vendors and information on ways to recycle, reduce waste and make the world a better place to live. All walks of life gather to celebrate Earth Day
April 14, 2012
Saturday’s event kicked off with a parade, with participants trooping down Massachusetts Street until they landed at South Park. Among those in the parade were Kansas University seniors Monica Melhem and Neil Goss who represented KU Environs and the Educational Creative Outreach Committee.
6:00 a.m.
John and Sydney Delfelder try their hand at rhythmic gymnastics during the Quail Run Girl Scouts’ annual father-daughter event on Sunday in Building 21 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St. The theme of this year’s event was the Olympics. All fun and ‘Olympic’ games for Girl Scouts and their dads
April 15, 2012
The games began with the national anthem sung by Kelly Clarkson herself.But unfortunately for the 80 or so Quail Run School Girl Scouts attending this year’s father-daughter “Olympics” on Sunday, Clarkson was unable to make it in person. So, a recorded version of the song had to do.
10:00 a.m.
computer scam Scam in Lawrence area involves so-called tech-support call about computer viruses
April 15, 2012
The phone call came out of the blue. But Lawrence resident Martha Town, 69, was ready to listen because she had been having problems with her computer at home. The caller claimed to be a technical support analyst either for Microsoft or Cisco Systems Inc. — she can’t remember which one — and he later turned her over to a woman he said was his female supervisor.
6:00 p.m.
Providing cover for a fellow cadet, Clark Maynard 21, from Columbia, Mo., was among the 260 ROTC cadets from across the country who were in Lawrence on Saturday for the 2012 Ranger Buddy Competition. Cadets competed in teams for the Best Ranger Buddy Team title. ROTC cadets top field in Ranger Buddy competition
April 15, 2012
When John Bergman’s friends asked him how his “Army thing” went, he found it a little difficult to answer.

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Actions, consequences
With so much misbehavior on the part of college athletes and coaches across the nation, it’s good to see KU’s football coach setting high standards for his team.
April 16, 2012
On the football field or off, actions have consequences. It’s nice to see new Kansas University coach Charlie Weis setting expectations for his team and being willing to dole out consequences when his players fall short.