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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