Archive for Saturday, June 2, 2012

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6:00 a.m.
Kansas University guard Tyshawn Taylor stands at halfcourt of the Sprint Center during a brief shootaround in preparation for the Big 12 tournament opener against Texas A&M in this 2012 file photo. The Big 12 signed an extension Friday to keep the league's men's basketball tournament in K.C. through 2016. Big 12 men’s basketball tournament will stay in Sprint Center through 2016
2:34 p.m., June 1, 2012 Updated 11:28 p.m.
The Big 12 tournament will remain at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., through at least the 2016 season, the conference announced at a press conference at Sprint Center on Friday afternoon.The Big 12 tournament will remain at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., through at least the 2016 season, the conference announced at a press conference at Sprint Center on Friday afternoon.
10:00 a.m.
A SpaceX rocket launches May 22 from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Aboard were supplies for the International Space Station, as well as the cremated remains of more than 300 people, including those of former local resident Steve Julian.
Wife fulfills promise to husband to launch his ashes into space
June 1, 2012
Lawrence resident Vicki Julian fulfilled a promise to her husband Steve Julian by launching his ashes into space May 22 on a SpaceX Rocket.
2:00 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback signs into law the tax cuts that have become the focus of controversy for the way they were passed and what they do, on May 22, 2012. Creating a stir in 2012
11:40 p.m., June 1, 2012 Updated 11:42 a.m.
The 2012 legislative session, which officially ended Friday, will most likely be remembered for passage of an historic tax cut and a redistricting mess that continues to be played out. But aside from fights over tax cuts and redistricting, there were plenty of other moments in the session under the Capitol dome that created buzz and heated up the twitterverse and blogosphere.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence resident Brilla Highfill Scott is set to be inducted into the Kansas Teacher's Hall of Fame in a ceremony this weekend in Dodge City. Scott, who taught business at Lawrence High and served as principal at West Junior High served for 44 years as an educator in Lawrence. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo Educator heading to Hall of Fame
June 1, 2012
A Lawrence educator who started her career teaching students to use manual typewriters and went on to oversee the first junior high computer lab in the district is being inducted today in the Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame. Brilla Highfill Scott, who taught business classes at Lawrence High School and was principal at West Middle School, is one of nine teachers being honored in Dodge City today.

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