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Archive for Saturday, May 12, 2012

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6:00 a.m.
The Kansas Statehouse in winter. Legislative leaders to Brownback: Veto the tax cut
May 11, 2012
Republican and Democratic leaders on Friday called on Gov. Sam Brownback to veto a deficit-producing tax cut as the legislative session hit overtime with numerous major issues unresolved.
10:00 a.m.
Randi Begaye and Monique Burnside, who is Miss Haskell, get ready to lead the commencement procession Friday for Haskell Indian Nations University. Haskell graduation becomes a family affair
May 11, 2012
Friday’s Haskell Indian Nations University’s Spring Commencement was a family dream come true for graduate Lois Stevens. Both of Stevens’ parents — Ernie and Cheryl — graduated from Haskell, as did her two sisters and two brothers. All also played basketball for the school.
2:00 p.m.
Taste Lounge, Bar and Grill, 804 W. 24th St. Police calls to bars draw official scrutiny
May 12, 2012
The number of police calls at a handful of Lawrence drinking establishments in a recent 15-month period has drawn the city’s attention.
6:00 p.m.
Alex Ross is graduating from Kansas University with a degree in communication studies. He started the Dance Marathon at KU, which benefits the Children’s Miracle Network, for which he has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars. Senior leaving KU knowing that he made a big difference for kids
May 12, 2012
Alex Ross is graduating from Kansas University with a degree in communication studies. He started the Dance Marathon at KU, which benefits the Children’s Miracle Network, for which he has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars. After his life took a dark turn, he said it was a little girl with a big smile in a pink tutu that helped save his life.
10:00 p.m.
Mallory Thompson, left, and Julia Price, both juniors, check out the heat coming from a light bulb during an experiment in Lawrence High School science teacher Alan Gleue’s classroom Friday. LHS students study energy consumption
May 11, 2012
Because students don’t pay electric bills, they don’t often think about how much energy they are using. And that is one of the reasons physics teacher Alan Gleue ties energy consumption into the unit he teaches about electricity.

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Kansas budget talks narrow to big issues
May 12, 2012
Kansas legislators who are drafting the final version of a $14.1 billion state budget are narrowing their discussions to their biggest differences.
Traffic TV: Cameras tapped to help keep cars moving
May 12, 2012
City traffic supervisor James Risner, at his offices at Fifth and Mississippi, has a TV-viewing room that would make an “As the World Turns” junkie blush. On a single flat-screen TV, Risner can watch the traffic at nine intersections in real time. On another television, Risner can zoom in at a specific intersection and see a host of graphics, which include showing when the traffic signals change from red to green and even when the crosswalks change from walk to don’t walk.
Jobs outlook brighter for graduates
May 12, 2012
Employers plan to hire more than 10.2 percent more new college graduates than they did a year ago, according to an annual survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. And university staffers who help graduates find new jobs in Kansas indicate there’s been something of a rebound this year.
Habitat for Humanity house ‘perfect’ Mother’s Day present
May 12, 2012
The family’s ability to fight through obstacles was noticed by Kate Blocker, a Habitat for Humanity and Women Build board member. Blocker, through Women Build, acted as the Smith’s “Family Partner,” helping with fundraising for the home.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned for this week
May 12, 2012
Road work planned for the week of May 14, 2012.
Inmate at Douglas County Correctional Facility dies during medical emergency
May 12, 2012
An inmate at Douglas County Correctional Facility died during a medical emergency at 10:45 a.m. Saturday.
House fire reported along Lake Alvamar Drive
04:43 a.m., May 12, 2012 Updated 10:44 p.m.
A house fire was reported at about 4:20 a.m. Saturday at 1730 Lake Alvamar Drive in Lawrence.
KU faculty members to be honored with distinguished teaching awards
May 12, 2012
Six Kansas University faculty members will be honored Sunday at Commencement with distinguished teaching awards.
Arts Center exhibit looks at human body
May 12, 2012
A new exhibition at the Lawrence Arts Center will focus on the human figure.
EMU performing ‘Waiting for Godot’ at powwow space
May 12, 2012
The EMU Theatre is putting on free performances of a critically-deemed-important-but-infrequently-seen modernist play.
Summer film academy seeking youth applicants
May 12, 2012
LightLyre Films, 731 N.H., is looking for teenage participants in its summer film academy program.
Tickets for 2012-13 Lied Center season on sale Monday
May 12, 2012
The Lied Center on Kansas University’s campus is opening ticket sales to the public for its 2012-13 season Monday.
Watkins exhibit explores energy use past, present and future
May 12, 2012
Exhibit highlights sustainable energy — concept may not be as new as you think.
Watkins Museum exhibit explores fallout from ‘The Day After’
12:14 a.m., May 12, 2012 Updated 11:30 a.m.
Chelsea Kapfer was just 7 when she perched on Massachusetts Street and watched buildings, cars and people fall victim to nuclear fallout during filming for “The Day After.”
International students recognized at ceremony
May 12, 2012
Though they began their journeys at different points across the world — 63 different countries in all — the international students graduating from Kansas University came together Friday to be recognized for their accomplishments.
City leaders to share details of recreation complex plans
May 12, 2012
City leaders are hoping to unveil detailed plans for a multimillion-dollar recreation complex in northwest Lawrence at a public meeting in the first week of June.
Police calls to bars draw official scrutiny
Owners say numbers don’t tell whole story
May 12, 2012
The number of police calls at a handful of Lawrence drinking establishments in a recent 15-month period has drawn the city’s attention.
Senior leaving KU knowing that he made a big difference for kids
May 12, 2012
Alex Ross is graduating from Kansas University with a degree in communication studies. He started the Dance Marathon at KU, which benefits the Children’s Miracle Network, for which he has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars. After his life took a dark turn, he said it was a little girl with a big smile in a pink tutu that helped save his life.
KU thrower wins title at Big 12 track championships
May 12, 2012
Kansas University senior thrower Alena Krechyk broke multiple records and claimed her second career conference title in the hammer throw on Friday at the 2012 Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships on the campus of Kansas State University.
Spin it to win it: LHS thrower Hocking, four other city athletes claim gold at Sunflower League
May 12, 2012
Lawrence High senior Blake Hocking had no interest in letting a bum right ankle ruin his weekend plans.
Economic council sounds good on paper, but is it smart?
May 12, 2012
Generally speaking, one of the important ingredients of a growing, forward-looking, prosperous community, no matter what its size, is a solid chamber of commerce, or some organization with the mission of promoting and championing the economic development of the community.
Inconsistency
May 12, 2012
Surely I cannot be the only one who sees the glaring inconsistencies between what various city “authorities” say they want and what they do or don’t do.
Behind the Lens: Camera tempts subjects to break the fourth wall
May 12, 2012
In news-gathering situations, most photographers make a conscious effort not to allow their presence to influence the events around them.
Hallmark greets Mother’s Day
May 12, 2012
Happy Mother’s Day! Just in time for the holiday, “Notes From the Heart Healer” (8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Hallmark) reimagines the ancient fable of the foundling child in the safe and cozy confines of Hallmark movie conventions.
Horoscope for May 12
May 12, 2012
For Saturday, May 12: This year you often give off mixed vibes. You might say one thing but do another. Others might start reflecting this behavior, or at least talking about it. If you are single, you might enjoy several potential suitors; one in particular could be quite significant to your life history. If you are attached, your relationship is stable and extremely caring. Let in more fun.
40 years ago: Over two dozen arrests follow in wake of Vietnam protest
May 12, 2012
Some protesters had caused damage at the Military Science building by heaving a vacuum cleaner through a glass-paned office door.
For Israelis today, it feels like May 1967 again
May 12, 2012
In May 1967, in brazen violation of previous truce agreements, Egypt ordered U.N. peacekeepers out of the Sinai, marched 120,000 troops to the Israeli border, blockaded Eilat (Israel’s southern outlet to the world’s oceans), abruptly signed a military pact with Jordan and, together with Syria, pledged war for the final destruction of Israel.
‘Finding Your Roots’ is must-see TV
May 12, 2012
“Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” is another of the Harvard professor’s wonderful television series for PBS.
LHS wrestler Wright-Conklin named to All-America team
May 12, 2012
Wrestling USA Magazine has named Lawrence High senior Reece Wright-Conklin to its 2012 All-America team.
LHS’ Irick, FSHS duo fall to consolation round at state tennis
May 12, 2012
Lawrence High’s Thomas Irick won his opening singles match Friday at the Class 6A boys tennis tournament.
Wildcats shut out KU baseball, 2-0
May 12, 2012
Even a gift from Mother Nature wasn’t enough to help out the Kansas bats Friday night against Kansas State in a 2-0 loss at Tointon Family Stadium.
Spring game visit fires up incoming KU QB Turner Baty
May 12, 2012
The announced attendance for this year’s Kansas University football spring game was 15,000 — one of the largest turnouts for the annual game in years and the fourth highest total in the Big 12 Conference this spring.
25 years ago: Police investigate Perry home invasion
May 12, 2012
Law enforcement officers in Jefferson County were searching for two armed men.
100 years ago: Local doctor nearly caught in flash flood
May 12, 2012
“The buggy is badly damaged while the doctor’s medicine case is hanging in a tree in the middle of the stream.”