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12:00 a.m.
Will Duncan, who majored in  math, music and international studies at Baker University, is headed to Oxford University for graduate studies. Baker University triple major is Oxford bound
May 15, 2012
Baker University senior Will Duncan’s most important lesson was the value of friendship with the people he comes in contact with every day.
6:00 a.m.
The Kansas Statehouse is seen in downtown Topeka, Kan. Tuesday, June 23, 2009. New tax-cutting plan emerges; Brownback urges passage
May 16, 2012
A new tax-cutting plan emerged Wednesday and quickly gained the support of Gov. Sam Brownback. But the proposal’s fate was uncertain.
10:00 a.m.
Steve and Vera Gannaway, who live southwest of Baldwin City, are pictured May 10 with a pair of horses they agreed to care for after the animals were abandoned on a ranch in rural Douglas County. The horses had been left without food or water. The Lawrence Humane Society has seen an increase in such abandonment cases in the area. Cases of horse neglect on the rise
May 16, 2012
The Humane Society has seen an increase in such horse abandonment cases in the area, which is also an increasing problem across the state and country. In 2011, the Humane Society responded to 13 cases of horse neglect or abandonment. In 2012, it has already responded to 12 calls.
2:00 p.m.
A group of KU students gather outside of Fraser Hall after class Wednesday. All five attended high school together at St. Thomas Aquinas in Overland Park and meet regularly between classes to stay in touch. From left are Wes Meixelsperger, sr., his brother Erik, a freshman and freshmen Caitlin Riley, Dallas Williams and Rose Reynolds. KU seeks tougher admissions criteria
May 16, 2012
Kansas University leaders have asked for a new set of stricter admissions criteria that would separate it from Kansas’ other state universities.
6:00 p.m.
Toni Martin, a former resident of Gaslight Village in south Lawrence, reflects on her time spent in the mobile home community. Martin and her family had to move from the Gaslight Village when the management sold the land to a developer. Gaslight Village community forced to find new homes
May 16, 2012
In March, Toni Martin stood on her porch as six middle school-aged children filed past her, collecting forks. She said she frequently watched and fed neighborhood kids. A month later, as she stood in her empty singlewide trailer, her voice cracked when she spoke of leaving the community.
10:00 p.m.
In this file photo from Sept. 12, 1989, Angelina Guadalupe holds photos of her daughter, Nilsa Sanchez, a Lawrence-area mother of two who was found murdered. Son of 1989 murder victim frustrated by lack of information
May 16, 2012
A Dallas man, who recently discovered that his mother, Nilsa Sanchez, was murdered near Lawrence in 1989, says he’s been frustrated by a lack of information provided by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office about the unsolved case.

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How former Jayhawks fared (May 18)
May 17, 2012 in print edition on B2
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday’s NBA playoff games.
Jones powers Orioles past K.C.
May 17, 2012
Tack the Kansas City Royals onto the list of teams that are sick of seeing Adam Jones.
Lawrence woman loses control of motorcycle
May 17, 2012
A 19-year-old Lawrence woman was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by ground ambulance after she lost control of her motorcycle in a single-vehicle accident Thursday night.
California man reports theft of $5,360
May 17, 2012
A 62-year-old Corona, Calif., man made a theft report that $5,360 was stolen from him some time between June 1, 2011, and April 30 in Lawrence.
KU student reports burglary of $13,900 worth of jewelry and an Apple iPad
May 17, 2012
A 22-year-old female Kansas University student reported to Lawrence police $13,900 worth of jewelry and an Apple iPad were stolen in a burglary of an apartment in the 2200 block of Westdale Road. The burglary occurred between 10 p.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. Sunday.
Ottawa man charged with aggravated assault
May 17, 2012
Douglas County prosecutors have charged an Ottawa man with an aggravated assault charge related to a March 8 road rage incident near Baldwin City.
DUI checkpoint schedule for Friday evening in Johnson County
May 17, 2012
The Johnson County Sheriff’s office will assist the Kansas Highway Patrol with a DUI checkpoint Friday evening and early Saturday in western Johnson County, said Master Deputy Tom Erickson, a sheriff’s spokesman.
CEO of life-sciences institute named
May 17, 2012
Wayne Carter, a Lawrence resident and vice president of global research for Hill’s Pet Nutrition, has been selected as the new president and chief executive officer for the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute, according to a statement from the institute.
Pump Patrol
May 17, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.39 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call 832-7154.
Driver of children charged with DUI
May 17, 2012
Douglas County prosecutors have filed misdemeanor charges against a 24-year-old Lawrence man accused of driving two children to school April 24 while he was intoxicated.
Home security sales scam causes concern, complaints
May 17, 2012
A Lawrence-based home security company said Thursday it had received calls from about a dozen clients who described scenarios that match a scam the Better Business Bureau recently warned about.
Free State girls soccer wins regional championship
May 17, 2012
Free State High’s girls soccer team defeated Washburn Rural, 3-2, in double overtime Thursday night for a Class 6A regional championship.
Judge sets May 29 deadline for redistricting
May 17, 2012
Parties in a federal lawsuit filed over the Kansas Legislature’s failure to redraw the state’s political boundaries have until May 29 to submit their own proposals to the court.
Visiting Japanese students do community service in Lawrence
May 17, 2012
As 34 students from Japan are in Lawrence practicing their irregular English verbs, they’re also taking time to pull weeds, help out local farmers and sweep behind some bookshelves. Kansas University’s Applied English Center is hosting the students, who are studying English at Kansai University in Osaka, Japan.
Kiwanis club honors two Lawrencians for their service to community
May 17, 2012
The Lawrence Kiwanis Club has honored two longtime community volunteers with its 2012 Substantial Citizen of the Year award.
Lawrence man hired as president, executive officer of Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute
May 17, 2012
Wayne Carter, a Lawrence resident and vice president of global research for Hill’s Pet Nutrition, has been selected as the new president and chief executive officer for the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute, according to a statement from the institute.
Michigan boy finds finger piece in Arby’s sandwich
May 17, 2012
A Michigan teen finishing off an Arby’s roast beef sandwich chomped down on something tough that tasted like rubber, so he spit it out.
Douglas County sheriff seeking re-election to third term
May 17, 2012
Douglas County Sheriff Ken McGovern filed paperwork Thursday to seek a third term in office.
Senate approves compromise pension measure
May 17, 2012
The Kansas Senate overwhelmingly approved a measure Thursday that seeks to bolster the long-term financial health of the state’s pension system by using gambling dollars to pay for retirement benefits.
Former KU men’s basketball guard Terry Nooner joins Bonnie Henrickson’s KU women’s hoops coaching staff
May 17, 2012
Former Kansas University basketball guard Terry Nooner is returning to his alma mater as an assistant coach for Bonnie Henrickson’s KU women’s basketball team.
Sixth Street repaving work starts Monday
May 17, 2012
Motorists should expect delays along stretches of Sixth Street west of Iowa beginning Monday.
KU law student faces involuntary manslaughter charge in Missouri
May 17, 2012
A 25-year-old Kansas University law student faces an involuntary manslaughter charge in Missouri for a fatal April 28 crash near downtown Kansas City.
Wakarusa summer construction project to close portions of the road
May 17, 2012
West Lawrence motorists may want to begin planning their detour routes for this summer.
Proposal puts part of Lawrence in 1st District
02:00 p.m., May 17, 2012 Updated 12:19 a.m.
House Republican leaders on Thursday pushed through a proposed congressional redistricting map that will split Lawrence between the 1st and 2nd congressional districts.
Proclamation apologizes to African-Americans over injustices
May 17, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday signed a proclamation that apologized to African-Americans for the history and injustice of segregation in Kansas.
Drug-crime felon accused of illegally attempting to return to U.S.
May 17, 2012
A federal grand jury has indicted a 52-year-old man accusing him of illegally re-entering the country after he was convicted of a federal drug crime in Arizona in 2001.
Brownback says Senate redistricting may be left up to the court system
May 17, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback said Thursday it may take a court to sort out Senate redistricting. Brownback said he’d like the Legislature to approve congressional and state House maps, and possibly leave the rest to the judicial system.
Town Talk: Development group files plans for 7-story building on Black Hills Energy site at 9th and N.H.; an update on Borders; roadwork set to begin Monday on 6th Street west of Iowa
May 17, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
NBAF funding approved by US House committee
May 17, 2012
A U.S. House committee has approved funding for construction of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan.
Man with 14 DUI convictions charged again in Johnson County
May 17, 2012
A 50-year-old Missouri man with at least 14 prior drunken driving convictions is facing a new DUI charge after a traffic accident and altercation in Johnson County, Kan.
On anniversary of Brown ruling, Brownback to sign apology for segregation
May 17, 2012
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to sign a proclamation apologizing to African-American citizens for the years of segregation sanctioned by state laws.
Conservative raises concern over Brownback’s tax-cutting stance
May 17, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration Thursday urged legislators to support the newest tax-cutting bill but conservatives said they liked the larger tax cut proposal that has already been approved.
Fire crews respond to shirt ablaze, thrown out of car
May 17, 2012
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical workers extinguished an item that was on fire and apparently thrown from a vehicle about 8 a.m. Wednesday near Clinton Parkway and Atchison Avenue.
Heard on the Hill: University of Virginia poaches two professors from KU; article profiles KU strength coach Andrea Hudy; KU researcher looks at why teens form violent flash mobs
May 17, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
25 years ago: Class of ‘37 marvels at changes at KU
May 17, 2012
“There wasn’t anything out here but prairie. It was a good place to go nap.”
40 years ago: Nontraditional grads earn KU degrees while working, raising families
May 17, 2012
“My idea of doing something worthwhile is to study.”
Adam Jones’ homer in 15th sinks K.C.
May 17, 2012
Adam Jones homered with one out in the 15th inning, lifting the Baltimore Orioles to a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
Coach: Recruit Anrio Adams ‘big-time talent’
May 17, 2012
Anrio Adams, the Associated Press Class 3A basketball player of the year in the state of Washington, should be able to make an immediate, major impact at Kansas University during the 2012-13 season.
A painful setback: Shorthanded FSHS suffers 16-3 loss in title game
May 17, 2012
There is no worse time to lose a key player than the postseason.
Our Town Sports
May 17, 2012 in print edition on B2
KU soccer camps: Kansas University will hold several youth soccer camps this summer. A Weekicks Camp for boys and girls in grades K-5 will run 9-11:30 a.m. June 11-15. A Day Camp for boys and girls grades 5-8 will run 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 11-15. Girls Residential and Team Camps run July 13-16 and July 17-20 for girls in grades 4-12. And a Boys Elite Residential Camp runs July 17-20 for boys in grades 6-12. For information, visit http://www.kuathletics.com/camps/kan-camps-soccer.html.
How former Jayhawks fared (May 17)
May 17, 2012 in print edition on B2
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Wednesday’s NBA playoff games.
Wasted effort
May 17, 2012
The May 12 Journal-World has an article on the state Legislature regarding tax cuts, Sharia law and the U.N.
Arts funds
The state needs to provide the necessary funding to get its new Creative Arts Industry Commission off to a good start.
May 17, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback has signed the legislation creating a new Creative Arts Industry Commission for the state. The next step is to approve the necessary funding to make the new entity viable.
Deciding issue?
Gay marriage shouldn’t be the pivotal issue in the 2012 presidential race.
May 17, 2012
What does it say about the United States and its people when we now are told the upcoming presidential election may be determined by what voters in six or seven so-called swing or pivotal states think about gay marriage?
Hyper-partisanship leans to right
May 17, 2012 in print edition on A8
And another one bites the dust. But Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar did not go quietly. After last week’s defeat in the GOP primary, the veteran legislator issued a remarkable statement warning of the dangers of continued partisanship. Lugar, a conservative who embraces “the Republican principles of small government, low taxes, a strong national defense, free enterprise and trade expansion,” was nevertheless targeted for defeat by conservatives who felt he had strayed from ideological orthodoxy. This, because he compromised with the other party on a few matters — the auto industry bailout, TARP, the confirmation of two Supreme Court justices — that were, he thought, “the right votes for the country.”
Subsidized loans another entitlement
May 17, 2012 in print edition on A8
Bipartisanship, the supposed scarcity of which so distresses the high-minded, actually is disastrously prevalent. Since 2001, it has produced No Child Left Behind, a counterproductive federal intrusion in primary and secondary education; the McCain-Feingold speech rationing law (the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act); an unfunded prescription drug entitlement; troublemaking by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; government-directed capitalism from the Export-Import Bank; crony capitalism from energy subsidies; unseemly agriculture and transportation bills; continuous bailouts of an unreformed Postal Service; housing subsidies; subsidies for state and local governments; and many other bipartisan deeds, including most appropriations bills.
Shows get a half-life
May 17, 2012
On television, as in life, May is a season of renewal. Or cancellation. Or a promise of a half-hearted, tentative renewal that feels a little bit like a death sentence. Ah, May.
Horoscope for May 17
May 17, 2012
This year you act on a long-term desire that you have not revealed to many people. You could experience moments of insecurity, as you will tend to take risks. If you are single, you could date quite a few people. If you are attached, you spend a lot of time together as a couple.
Baseball series to mark end of Border War
May 17, 2012
From Bud Stallworth’s 50-point night and Tony Sands’ 396-yard day to Todd Reesing’s touchdown pass to Kerry Meier in the snow and February’s 19-point KU comeback in Allen Fieldhouse, the Kansas-Missouri rivalry has seen it all throughout its 100-plus years of existence. This weekend, the Jayhawks and Tigers will be conference adversaries on the field for the final time.
100 years ago: Local farmer’s industry, frugality led from rocky start to prosperous present
May 17, 2012
“He went without many needed things until he could earn the money to pay for them.”