Archive for Sunday, May 6, 2012

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6:00 a.m.
Baldwin High School senior Tucker Brown, 17, is the Kansas state winner of a Doodle 4 Google competition and will travel later this month to New York City for the contest’s finals. Baldwin High student’s ‘Google doodle’ best in state
May 6, 2012
Baldwin High School senior Tucker Brown successfully went back to the Stone Age in his search for inspiration to create a logo for a high-tech company.
10:00 a.m.
Dressed in a Tyvek suit, Shawna Trarbach, a waste reduction and recycling specialist, looks over donated items Wednesday at the Lawrence-Douglas County Household Hazardous Waste facility. The program takes a variety of products city officials want to keep out of the landfill because they create an environmental hazard. About 25 percent of all the material collected is put on the shelves of the facility’s re-use store and given away for free. Not yet ready to go to waste: Facility takes hazardous supplies to keep them out of landfill
May 6, 2012
Lawrence and Douglas County residents have known for years about the household hazardous waste program. It is designed to take a variety of products that officials want to keep out of the landfill, either because they create an environmental hazard or in many cases create a fire hazard when they’re thrown into the back of a trash truck.
2:00 p.m.
A caterpillar works to eat a leaf from a hackberry tree on Friday in the Fitch Natural History Reservation. The very hungry caterpillars: KU woods swarmed
May 6, 2012
At first, Mark Robbins thought he heard a gentle rain as he walked through the Kansas University Fitch Natural History Reservation. Robbins, the ornithology collection manager at KU, was looking for birds in the predawn darkness of the woodlands, which sit several miles north of Lawrence. As the sun rose, Robbins noticed the barren branches of the hackberries. While the rest of the trees in the woods looked as though it was mid-June, the hackberries had no leaves. Then he spotted caterpillars — tens of thousands of them.
10:00 p.m.
Jim Carrothers, who teaches a literature course on baseball literature, says his upbringing as a St. Louis Cardinals fan stuck with him his whole life. KU professor James Carothers teaches students how to read baseball
April 29, 2012
Baseball is a reflection of an ever-changing and turbulent society, say James Carothers.

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