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Archive for Sunday, May 13, 2012

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12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
KU School of Education graduates Karen Buhler and Ali Bahr celebrate as the graduation ceremony winds down at Memorial Stadium on Sunday. 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.
2:00 p.m.
Lawrence resident Terry Smith is looking forward to having a place to call home. She and her daughter are moving into a new Habitat for Humanity house in North Lawrence. The Smith family has seen plenty of tragedy in recent years after Erica, the youngest of Terry’s three children, lost movement below her midchest after she was thrown from a vehicle in an August 2008 car accident. In 2009, Terry lost her husband, Eric Smith, to lung cancer. 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.
6:00 p.m.
James Risner, traffic supervisor for the city of Lawrence, explains the city’s smart traffic signals on Wednesday at the city’s traffic engineering building at Fifth and Mississippi streets and how they can be programmed to account for changing traffic conditions. 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.
10:00 p.m.
Stella Blumenstiel, 5, of Lawrence, got an up-close look to a cecropia moth on Saturday at Foley Hall on Kansas University’s West Campus. Hundreds were in attendance for Monarch Watch’s annual open house and plant fundraiser, which focuses on conservation, education and research. Monarch Watch event offers close look at butterflies and more
May 13, 2012
Hundreds of people came out to Foley Hall for the annual open house and plant fundraiser hosted by Monarch Watch.

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Kansas baseball tumbles at KSU
May 13, 2012
This week’s Missouri series just became a whole lot more important for Kansas University’s baseball team.
Royals resurrected, 9-1
Giavotella’s two-run double brings K.C. back from ‘dead’
May 13, 2012
The Kansas City Royals lost their starting pitcher in the first inning and were in the middle of a listless day at the plate before pinch-hitter Johnny Giavotella turned it all around with one big swing.
Runners-up: KU women second at league
May 13, 2012
Kansas University’s women’s track team placed second at the 2012 Big 12 Outdoor track and field championships, which concluded Sunday at Kansas State’s track complex.
Distinguished KU alumni are first class for new award
May 13, 2012
For the first time in the school’s history, Kansas University awarded honorary doctorates at its commencement ceremony on Sunday.
Guest speaker, honorary doctorates bestow added degree of distinction to KU’s commencement
May 13, 2012
The 4,800 members of Kansas University’s Class of 2012 celebrated their newly earned degrees on Sunday with hugs, a cartwheel or two, tears, Mylar balloons and a whole bunch of smartphone pictures.
State funding of remedial courses still in Legislature’s crosshairs
May 13, 2012
A proposal to eliminate state funding of remedial courses at Kansas University and other public colleges is still being worked on by legislators.
In N.C., a big step backward
May 13, 2012
So apparently, Barack Obama is finally done evolving.
Kansas University School of Social Welfare 2012 graduates
May 13, 2012
The names of the candidates for graduation.
Kansas University School of Nursing 2012 graduates
May 13, 2012
The names of the candidates for graduation.
Kansas University School of Music 2012 graduates
May 13, 2012
The names of the candidates for graduation.
Kansas University School of Medicine 2012 graduates
May 13, 2012
The names of the candidates for graduation.
Kansas University School of Law 2012 graduates
May 13, 2012
The names of the candidates for graduation.
Kansas University School of Journalism and Mass Communications 2012 graduates
May 13, 2012
The names of the candidates for graduation.
Kansas University School of Engineering 2012 graduates
May 13, 2012
The names of the candidates for graduation.
Kansas University School of Education 2012 graduates
May 13, 2012
The names of the candidates for graduation.
Kansas University School of Business 2012 graduates
May 13, 2012
The names of the candidates for graduation.
Kansas University School of the Arts 2012 graduates
May 13, 2012
The names of the candidates for graduation.
Kansas University School Architecture, Design & Planning 2012 graduates
May 13, 2012
The names of the 2012 candidates for graduation.
Kansas University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 2012 graduates
May 13, 2012
The names of the 2012 CLAS candidates for graduation.
Student aims to extend passion for volunteering beyond graduation
May 13, 2012
Hannah Vick, a 2008 Lawrence High School graduate, has given time to various volunteering projects throughout her young life. After her graduation this weekend from Kansas University, she’ll pursue a master’s degree in international social work at Columbia University in New York.
Monarch Watch event offers close look at butterflies and more
May 13, 2012
Hundreds of people came out to Foley Hall for the annual open house and plant fundraiser hosted by Monarch Watch.
Good Luke: Hochevar dominates ChiSox
May 13, 2012
Luke Hochevar shook off miserable performances in his two previous starts to give the Kansas City Royals the kind of pitching they need and expect from him.
Sporting KC falls, 2-1
May 13, 2012
Sebastian Grazzini and Dominic Oduro scored in the second half to help the Chicago Fire beat Sporting Kansas City, 2-1, on Saturday night.
Readers share why they have the world’s greatest mom
May 13, 2012
For Mother’s Day, the Lawrence Journal-World asked readers to tell us in 250 words or less why they have the best mom in the world — and we were not disappointed.
LHS, FSHS baseball to meet again in regionals
May 13, 2012
Get ready for another baseball city showdown.
Kansas baseball snares big win at KSU
May 13, 2012
Kansas University freshman starter Wes Benjamin knew it was a big game even before KU trainer Ken Wainwright approached him right before first pitch against Kansas State.
Jayhawk women lead after Day 2
May 13, 2012
A 1-2 finish in the long jump from Francine Kimone Simpson (21-103⁄4) and Andrea Geubelle (21-4) sparked Kansas University’s women’s track team to a first-place finish in the team standings heading into the final day of the 2012 Big 12 Outdoor championships.
City snares top-10 finishes at state tennis
May 13, 2012
Saturday victories earned three city tennis players top-10 finishes at the Class 6A state tournament.
KU boat wins C-USA title
May 13, 2012
Kansas University’s first varsity four placed first at the 2012 Conference USA Rowing Championship on Saturday. As a team, KU finished eighth overall with 16 total points.
KU hoops trio graduates today
May 13, 2012
Kansas University senior basketball players Jordan Juenemann, Tyshawn Taylor and Conner Teahan figure to do a lot of reminiscing — and a lot of celebrating — this morning as they participate in graduation ceremonies in and outside of Memorial Stadium.
How former Jayhawks fared (May 13)
May 13, 2012 in print edition on B6
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday’s NBA playoffs.
Ignoring history
May 13, 2012
I wish Brownback would let us taxpayers create jobs: for teachers, social workers, highway construction workers, park rangers, etc.
Priorities
May 13, 2012
Come on, now. The money that is gained through tax breaks and other political strategies is not trickling down to those who need it. Does Mr. Koch want his money to go to dead creatures or living people who are struggling?
Time to reflect
Graduation season calls for celebrations, as well as serious consideration of many questions.
May 13, 2012
Commencements and graduations at state and private universities are times for celebration, congratulations, family reunions, speeches intended to inspire the graduates, picture-taking, high-fives and an environment of excitement and enthusiasm.
25 years ago: Sixth Street entrance into Lawrence getting a makeover
May 13, 2012
New wooden latticework had been installed on the highway overpass at Sixth and Iowa Streets.
Lawrence City Commission agenda for May 15, 2012
City to mull changes to Inverness Park District Plan
May 13, 2012
City commissioners will consider approving the Inverness Park District Plan, which covers property along the south side of Clinton Parkway between Crossgate and Inverness drives.
Around and about in local business
May 13, 2012
Local business news for the week ending May 11, 2012.
Faith Forum: What does the Bible teach us about motherhood?
May 13, 2012
Dana Ortiz and Doug Heacock answer.
Kovel’s Antiques: Once popular, few ‘rustic’ horn chairs made today
May 13, 2012
Furniture has been made from carved and joined pieces of wood for centuries, but in every century there are a few designers who are intrigued by the forms of nature and use them to create furniture.
Garden Calendar: Irises colorful, easy to grow
May 13, 2012
Irises are an old standby for any Kansas gardener, and it just so happens the flowers are available at a farm northeast of Lawrence in rural Leavenworth County.
American dream in an automobile
May 13, 2012
Prius, which is Latin for “to go before” or “lead the way,” is the perfect name for the car whose owners are confident they are leading the way for the benighted.
‘Sister Wives’ an odd spin
May 13, 2012
Is “Sister Wives” (8 p.m. Sunday) the “Hogan’s Heroes” of the 21st century?
Horoscope for May 13
May 13, 2012
For Sunday, May 13: This year you open up to networking and expanding your group of friends. You will have a constant sense of renewal. If you are attached, as a couple you realize a long-term goal or desire this year. If you are single, you meet many people.
40 years ago: KU Chancellor defends recent law enforcement efforts
May 13, 2012
Miller had said that he came to Lawrence because “there was destruction and no arrests.”
FSU would benefit Big 12
May 13, 2012
The thought of Florida State and all its fine football tradition joining the Big 12 took on a realistic feel Saturday when the school’s chairman of the Board of Trustees wound up and socked the ACC in the nose.
100 years ago: Interest is strong in Lawrence for A.A.A. membership
May 13, 2012
“The Lawrence organization is known as the Douglas County Auto and Good Roads Association.”