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‘Fearless’ Free State grad expected to go far with music
May 19, 2012
Raven Graves will be among the 10 Free State High School seniors honored with singing the national anthem at today’s graduation ceremony.
Lawrence High grad finds voice, confidence in public speaking
May 19, 2012
When Megan Tunget arrived at Lawrence High School, she was the “quiet girl,” the one who always had a lot to say but never raised her hand to say it.
Chen, Royals subdue Diamondbacks
May 19, 2012 in print edition on B7
Bruce Chen weaved his way into and out of trouble over the first four innings against Arizona. The Diamondbacks had eight base runners during that early span but couldn’t get even one run across.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
May 19, 2012
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
Two injured after three-car collision
May 19, 2012
Emergency workers responded to a three-car collision at Ninth and Iowa streets shortly after 1 p.m. on Saturday. Two people were taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
Police put out lawn mower fire
May 19, 2012
The Lawrence Police Department responded to a fire after a riding lawn mower burst into flames on Saturday afternoon.
Pump Patrol
May 19, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.36 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call 832-7154.
Bikers roar toward D.C.
Annual pilgrimage honors missing soldiers, POWs
May 19, 2012
Hundreds of motorcycles will course through Lawrence via Interstate 70 on Monday morning for the annual Run for the Wall. Started in 1989, RFTW is a nationwide campaign designed to direct attention to missing soldiers and prisoners of war.
1st flush of giant toilet up for bids
May 19, 2012
Lucas can add one more notch in its quirky belt: The town has turned to bathroom humor and created a monument making Lucas home of the largest, most blingy toilet in Kansas.
Kan. lawmakers unable to find smaller tax cut plan
May 19, 2012
Kansas was headed toward huge income tax cuts after conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and the state Senate’s moderate GOP leaders couldn’t agree Saturday on lesser reductions to head off what some lawmakers feared would be a budget disaster.
5 KU students receive Fulbright awards
May 19, 2012
Five Kansas University students have received Fulbright awards for research, study or teaching English abroad for the 2012-13 academic year.
City Commission agenda for May 22
City to consider closing part of Mass. Street for Liberty Hall party
May 19, 2012
City commissioners will consider closing a portion of the 600 block of Massachusetts Street on June 22 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Liberty Hall building.
Mizzou tops KU, 6-3, but Jayhawks take series and earn No. 7 seed at Big 12 tourney
May 19, 2012
Missouri’s baseball team salvaged the final game of its series with Kansas University with a 6-3 victory Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark, but the Jayhawks won the series and earned the No. 7 seed at next week’s Big 12 tournament in Oklahoma.
House gives final approval to redistricting map that puts portion of Lawrence in 1st
May 19, 2012
A large part of Lawrence would be in the western Kansas 1st congressional district under a bill approved Saturday by the House.
Brownback says tax cuts will help the economy; critics say it will damage Kansas
May 19, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback on Saturday said the tax cut he has vowed to sign will stimulate the economy, but a bi-partisan chorus of critics say it will crater schools, social services and public safety.
25 years ago: Threatened frog might escape, but bypass plans go on
May 19, 2012
The proposed route of the South Lawrence Trafficway was probably going to be moved.
40 years ago: KU students facing fee increase
May 19, 2012
Already approved to take effect in the fall was a $4.50 per semester hike to help pay for construction of Wescoe Hall.
100 years ago: Prisoner makes run for freedom
May 19, 2012
“Running through a barn and down the alley he was quickly lost sight of.”
KU men’s basketball guards to join European tour
May 19, 2012
Kansas University sophomore walk-on guard Christian Garrett will join former KU guard Jordan Juenemann on an Athletes In Action all-star basketball team that will tour Poland and Germany in late May and early June.
Phoebe Grabill solid for Seabury
May 19, 2012
Bishop Seabury Academy’s Phoebe Grabill was the top qualifier in two individual events and a relay during the preliminary round of the Class 5A-1A state swimming and diving meet on Friday at Hummer Sports Complex.
Firebird Courtney Caldwell sets 50-free record
May 19, 2012
With a seed time dangerously close to the meet record, Free State High freshman Courtney Caldwell couldn’t help but arrive at the Class 6A state swimming championships hoping to make the rowdy Capitol Federal Natatorium even noisier by setting a new mark in the 50 freestyle.
Diamondbacks trip Royals
May 19, 2012 in print edition on B4
The Diamondbacks are finally getting things to fall in their favor.
Free State girls dominate regional
May 19, 2012
Bailey Sullivan said she was happy to continue a good week for Free State.
Eyeing today’s Preakness field
May 19, 2012
Dr. William Reed, the horse-obsessed heart surgeon from Kansas City, understands why Kentucky Derby runner-up Bodemeister and winner I’ll Have Another have the shortest odds for today’s Preakness.
They’re in! KU beats Mizzou, earns trip to tourney
May 19, 2012
They’re in. And they made it in the sweetest way possible.
Vice presidential hopefuls face increased scrutiny
May 19, 2012
Various political pundits predict the 2012 United States presidential campaign will be the most costly in the nation’s history and probably the meanest and dirtiest.
Gay marriage stand hems in Obama
May 19, 2012 in print edition on A7
There are two ways to defend gay marriage. Argument A is empathy: One is influenced by gay friends in committed relationships yearning for the fulfillment and acceptance that marriage conveys upon heterosexuals. That’s essentially the case President Obama made when he first announced his change of views. No talk about rights, just human fellow feeling. Such an argument is attractive because it can be compelling without being compulsory. Many people, feeling the weight of this longing among their gay friends, are willing to redefine marriage for the sake of simple human sympathy.
Horoscope for May 19
May 19, 2012
For Saturday, May 19: This year you become more centered and caring. Others — even friends — cannot get enough of you. If you are single, this newfound popularity could be wonderful. If you are attached, be careful, as you do not want your sweetie to become jealous.
Saturday hot night for sports
May 19, 2012
The Philadelphia Phillies host the Boston Red Sox in a Major League Baseball interleague game (6 p.m. Saturday, Fox). Both teams have been dominant in their respective divisions in recent years, but have gotten off to slow starts this season.