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Pump Patrol
May 5, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.39 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call 832-7154.
Vice provost for student affairs named
May 5, 2012
Tammara Durham, who had been serving in the interim role since the post was created, recently was hired for the job, which includes serving as the university’s senior student officer and overseeing student housing, student health services and recreation services, among others.
Sewing club teaches students new craft while helping charity
May 5, 2012
The bags were the idea of Coleen Creed, a family and consumer science teacher at South and instructor of the sewing club. Creed no longer teaches sewing as part of the family and consumer sciences curriculum, but she continues to find ways to encourage students to learn to sew through the monthly sewing club meetings. Last semester, the group made Christmas stockings for the Ronald McDonald House.
Experts: Students’ financial illiteracy worsens debt load
May 5, 2012
Having emerged as a popular political talking point during the recession, financial literacy has since lost momentum. Instead, the more partisan issues Congress faces, such as tax rates and the national debt, have overshadowed it.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
May 5, 2012
Road work planned for the week of May 7, 2012.
Lawrence City Commission agenda for May 8, 2012
May 5, 2012
Agenda highlights of the Lawrence City Commission meeting planned for May 8, 2012.
Around and about in local business
May 5, 2012
Local business news for the week ending May 4, 2012.
Appeals court says Lawrence officer violated Fourth Amendment in DUI case
May 5, 2012
A Kansas Court of Appeals panel has ruled a Lawrence police officer overstepped the bounds of the Fourth Amendment when she stuck her foot under a garage door to confront and later arrest a suspect in his home in 2009.
Power restored to all Westar customers
05:55 p.m., May 5, 2012 Updated 09:13 p.m.
An estimated 1,352 Douglas County Westar Energy customers are currently without power, according to its website.
Groundbreaking to set stage for new Theatre Lawrence facility
May 5, 2012
Theatre Lawrence will break ground this week on its new facility.
Local artist’s N.Y. exhibit draws on personal tragedy, cycles of life
May 5, 2012
Lawrence artist Darin White is always thinking about the opportunities of life. His latest exhibition, “Overflow,” which he displayed last month at the Soapbox Gallery in Brooklyn, N.Y., focused on life cycles.
25 yeras ago: Speed limit goes up, but not near Lawrence
May 5, 2012
If signed promptly by Gov. Mike Hayden, the higher speed limit would go into effect on May 7.
40 years ago: Hundreds of apartments in Lawrence complexes stand empty
May 5, 2012
Developers were admitting that they had “overshot the market.”
Kansas softball shut out in pitchers’ duel
May 5, 2012
Kansas University starting pitcher Alicia Pille allowed Texas A&M just two hits all night, but the Aggies turned each into a home run and played spectacular defense of their own to finish off the Jayhawks in a 3-0 victory on Friday night at the Aggie Softball Complex.
Kansas baseball holds off Air Force
May 5, 2012
Kansas University’s Frank Duncan grounded Air Force from the mound, and the Jayhawks held off the Falcons for a 5-2 victory on Friday night in the Jayhawk Classic at Hoglund Ballpark.
Anxiety abounds at Sunflower League swimming prelims
May 5, 2012
The Sunflower League girls swimming championships don’t start until this afternoon at Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center.
Kentucky Derby experts weigh in on today’s field
May 5, 2012
After talking this week with Secretariat biographer William Nack and Stonecrest Farm owner Dr. William Reed, a Kansas City heart surgeon, I consider myself a full-blown expert on horse racing. Before giving you the winner of today’s Kentucky Derby, a word from Nack on why Secretariat deserved to be called an athlete.
Lion, Firebirds win regional tennis titles
May 5, 2012
Lawrence High’s Thomas Irick and the Free State doubles team of Nick Pellett and Richard Lu are regional tennis champions.
Catching on: Ex-KU tight end Tim Biere ready to begin NFL career
May 5, 2012
Former Kansas University tight end Tim Biere is a realist, and that characteristic served him well last weekend as he watched the 2012 NFL Draft without worrying too much about it.
Jeter, Sabathia subdue K.C.
May 5, 2012 in print edition on B7
Leave it to CC Sabathia and Derek Jeter, a couple of grizzled veterans, to give the New York Yankees an uplifting performance when they need it the most.
KU track competes in Arkansas Twilight
May 5, 2012
Kansas University’s Iain Trimble (210-7) and Dan Hitman (206-7) placed second and fourth respectively in the javelin at Friday’s Arkansas Twilight meet.
How former Jayhawks fared (May 5)
May 5, 2012 in print edition on B2
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Friday’s NBA playoff games.
City, public need time to evaluate northwest plans
May 5, 2012
Granted, the project is exciting, and the sports facilities proposed for the development would be a major addition and asset for the city and Kansas University. However, the manner in which this has been finessed and the speed with which it has been presented and placed before the city offers a fairly good example of how so many projects suddenly have evolved from an initial proposal into something else requiring many city-approved variances.
Democratic nuns?
May 5, 2012
As a Catholic who sometimes feels guilty about being a Democrat, my ears perked up when I heard Chris Mathews (MSNBC) ask the nun who was his guest, “Why are Catholic bishops usually Republicans, but nuns are often Democrats?”
Health at stake
May 5, 2012
H Sub SB 62, known as the Birth Control Refusal and Referral Denial bill, was passed Wednesday and is on its way to Gov. Brownback’s desk to become law.
Fowl law
May 5, 2012
We have been raising chickens on our farm since 1973. When cared for properly, chickens mesh very well with humans and have done so for thousands of years.
Obama promoting divisive agenda
May 5, 2012 in print edition on A8
Poor Solicitor General Donald Verrilli. Once again he’s been pilloried for fumbling a historic Supreme Court case. First shredded for his “train wreck” defense of Obamacare’s individual mandate, he is now blamed for the defenestration in oral argument of Obama’s challenge to the Arizona immigration law.
100 years ago: Sunday School students parade to downtown, hold rally in Opera House
May 5, 2012
“The Sunday School Rally yesterday was the most wonderful thing that has happened in Lawrence in years.”
Horoscope for May 5
May 5, 2012
This year you discover how very full your life could be. You often are juggling many different concerns. If you are single, your charisma could be a problem, as you have too many potential suitors to choose from. If you are attached, make it OK for the two of you to pursue some interests separately.
Syfy sets sail on ‘Treasure Island’ adaptation
May 5, 2012
Syfy presents a four-hour adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island” (7 p.m.). An impressive cast includes Eddie Izzard (as Long John Silver), Elijah Wood and Donald Sutherland. Glimpses of Wood, innumerable special effects and the marathon running time may appeal to fans of the “Lord of the Rings” franchise.