Archive for Sunday, May 20, 2012

All stories

Keith Langford on fire overseas
May 20, 2012
Former Kansas University basketball guard Keith Langford continues to dominate overseas.
Adcock, Royals lose again
May 20, 2012
Nate Adcock had a whacky, crazy, whirlwind homestand for the Royals, although the 24-year-old right-hander was not in Kansas City that much. He still managed to absorb two losses in five days.
Name recognition: Campo widely respected, especially by Texans
May 20, 2012
Kansas senior cornerback Greg Brown paid special attention to defensive back Terence Newman growing up as a Dallas Cowboys fan in Cedar Hill, Texas. There was good reason for that.
Legislature approves budget; tax cuts at center of dispute
May 20, 2012
Kansas legislators adjourned their contentious annual session Sunday with Gov. Sam Brownback’s conservative Republican allies crowing that they’ve set the state on a new and prosperous economic course with a coming wave of income tax cuts.
Two bills that would have affected Lawrence ignored by Senate
May 20, 2012
Two measures that would have affected Lawrence — one on redistricting and one dealing with gay rights — fell by the wayside Sunday as the Legislature ended the 2012 session.
2012 Baker University graduates
May 20, 2012
These students were candidates for graduation Sunday. Names were provided by Baker University.
How to help: ECKAN seeks volunteer to assist with office tasks
May 20, 2012
ECKAN is in need of a volunteer who can provide three days of support at their office in the United Way building, 2518 Ridge Court.
Statehouse Live: Bill halting state funds for remedial courses at KU, other regents schools sent to governor
May 20, 2012
A bill aimed at helping college students who fall below minimum admissions standards to succeed and also halting state funding of remedial courses was approved Sunday.
Soundoff: When do the summer Dog Days workouts begin?
May 20, 2012
When do the summer Dog Days workouts begin?
Anti-crime also anti-justice
May 20, 2012 in print edition on A9
So the people got sick of it, all those criminals being coddled by all those bleeding heart liberal judges with all their soft-headed concern for rights and rehabilitation. And a wave swept this country in the Reagan years, a wave ridden by pundits and politicians seeking power, a wave that said, no mercy, no more. From now on, judges would be severely limited in the sentences they could hand down for certain crimes, required to impose certain punishments whether or not they thought those punishments fit the circumstances at hand. From now on, there was a new mantra in American justice. From now on, we would be “tough on crime.”
Fire damages Lumberyard Arts Center in Baldwin City
04:43 a.m., May 20, 2012 Updated 12:23 a.m.
An early Sunday morning fire damaged the Lumberyard Arts Center in Baldwin City, 718 High St. The fire started around 4:30 a.m., and firefighters reported fire showing on the north side of the building.
Free State High School scholarship winners
May 20, 2012
High school scholarships, as provided by the school.
Need-to-know information for today’s graduation ceremonies
May 20, 2012
Everything you need to know to attend high school graduation.
Lawrence High School scholarship winners
May 20, 2012
Lawrence High School scholarship winners, provided by the school.
E.M.U. Theatre’s ‘Waiting for Godot’ makes most of outdoor venue
May 20, 2012
There is art that makes sense; there is art that requires a little more effort. Line by line, “Waiting for Godot” makes sense.
25 years ago: Haskell maintenance needs not covered by budget
May 20, 2012
U.S. Rep. Jim Slattery, D-Kan., was voicing his concern about deferred maintenance at Haskell Indian Junior College.
40 years ago: Goodrich plant taken over by Converse
May 20, 2012
The change was not expected to bring any immediate changes to the 90 persons employed at the Lawrence facility.
100 years ago: ‘Unusually large number’ of students qualify for high school
May 20, 2012
“The public schools of Douglas county will graduate ninety-seven students this year.”
How former Jayhawks fared (May 20)
May 20, 2012
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday’s NBA playoff games.
Tax forms reveal Weis’ Notre Dame buyout
May 20, 2012
We knew all along that current Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis had been paid by his former employer to go away.
Sunday series are tried, true
May 20, 2012
Weekends are home to four of television’s longest-running shows. “COPS” (returning to Fox in 2013) debuted in 1989. So did “The Simpsons” (7p.m. Sunday, Fox).
Free State soccer to face Olathe East in state quarterfinals
May 20, 2012
The regional champion Free State girls soccer team earned a No. 4 seed in next week’s Class 6A state quarterfinals and will face top-seeded Olathe East.
Seahawks medal, team fifth in state swimming debut
May 20, 2012
Prior to this season, Bishop Seabury Academy didn’t have a girls swimming program. The Seahawks picked a good time to start one.
Feeling gold: Individual champions celebrate as Firebirds finish sixth, Lions seventh at state swimming
May 20, 2012
Straight-faced, almost somber upon winning Class 6A state championships in two races Saturday afternoon at Capitol Federal Natatorium, Free State High freshman swimmer Courtney Caldwell finally allowed herself to relax and enjoy herself once she completed the final event of the meet.
City stars on track to reaching greatness
May 20, 2012
More than just the athletes exercised Friday night during the track and field 6A regional at Free State High.
Kansas baseball loses battle with Missouri, but wins final Border War series
May 20, 2012
Saturday, nearly 121 years after Kansas University kicked it off with a 22-10 football victory over arch-rival Missouri in 1891, the historic Border War series between KU and Mizzou ended at KU’s Hoglund Ballpark with a 6-3 victory for Missouri’s baseball team and a rather calm and cordial exchange of handshakes.
Outlandish View
May 20, 2012
Of all the outlandish pieces to grace the editorial column of the Journal-World over past years, one of the most bizarre appeared in the May 14 issue, entitled “Overreacting.”
Admissions goal
A new admissions screening process could allow KU to better serve the students it accepts.
May 20, 2012
The new admissions standards presented to the Kansas Board of Regents last week wouldn’t necessarily make it harder for students to get into Kansas University, but it could make it less automatic.
Around and about in local business
May 20, 2012
Local business news for the week ending May 18, 2012.
Art Tougeau events next weekend to celebrate art on wheels
May 20, 2012
Art on wheels will again roll through downtown Lawrence during the annual Art Tougeau parade at noon Saturday.
Behind the Lens: When it comes to a camera’s sensor size, bigger usually better
May 20, 2012
Many decisions go into purchasing a digital camera.
Boomer Girl Diary: Logic doesn’t apply to luggage
May 20, 2012
“Everyone over there wears the same stuff we wear over here,” my husband said.
Kovel’s Antiques: Garden pottery a kitschy collectible
May 20, 2012
Art pottery made by Weller is a favorite among collectors.
Garden Calendar: Black walnuts, forestry research topics of upcoming workshop
May 20, 2012
Although a single black walnut tree in an urban yard might seem to have little value for anyone but the squirrels, black walnuts are valuable for both lumber and nut production when properly managed.
Government oversteps in Mass.
May 20, 2012 in print edition on A9
Russ Caswell, 68, is bewildered: “What country are we in?” He and his wife Pat are ensnared in a Kafkaesque nightmare unfolding in Orwellian language.
Horoscope for May 20
May 20, 2012
For Sunday, May 20: This year you will witness a major change in how you handle your finances. It also is possible that you will realize an artistic talent that helps you make money. Embrace this change. If you are single, you possess a lot of charisma. If you are attached, the two you look at your finances differently. Consider separate checkbooks.
Faith Forum: What advice do you have for this year’s high school graduates?
May 20, 2012
The Rev. Glenn Fletcher and the Rev. John McFarland answer.