Archive for Saturday, May 26, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
Auctioneer Mark Elston marks one of the 15 Packard cars at 1106 R.I. The cars and other items from the Raymond F. Barland Estate will be auctioned at 10 a.m. Saturday. Packard auction set for Saturday
May 24, 2012
Pieces of Lawrence history will be up for auction Saturday after a push from the city to restore the deteriorating buildings and lot at 1106 R.I.
6:00 a.m.
Shirley Rochester of rural Baldwin City looks at a photograph of her younger brother Gary Johnson taken shortly before he was killed in action in the Vietnam War.
Rochester remembers her brother as a fun-loving young man who accepted it as his duty to go to a war in which his friends had served.
Brother’s sacrifice still haunts sister
May 25, 2012
Shirley Rochester points to a photograph of her brother on her kitchen table. Gary Johnson is in a football uniform, kneeling on one knee with windblown black hair that makes him resemble a young Elvis Presley.
10:00 a.m.
Jacey Yanek helps her 21-month-old daughter, Reagan, jump into the water Wednesday at the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Ky., in this June 2011 file photo. Pools opening this weekend
May 25, 2012
The Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center and most other public pools in Douglas County are set to open today.
2:00 p.m.
Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo.Patrick Shields, center, recipient of the Masters Cup, hugs next years seniors during the traditional Stepping Up ceremony at the 2012 Bishop Seabury Academy commencement Friday, May 25, 2012. Shields was also recognized with science and service awards at the event. Bishop Seabury grads sent off with words of wisdom
May 25, 2012
The tight-knit community of Bishop Seabury Academy said goodbye to its graduating seniors in a ceremony Friday morning.
6:00 p.m.
Doorman Caleb Blakesley, 24, cards Joni Weinert, 22, Friday at Johnny’s Tavern, 401 N. Second St. Serving minors: Kansas’ laws for bars lenient
May 25, 2012
In 2011, 17 Lawrence bars racked up a total of 119 citations from Alcohol Beverage Control for serving alcohol to minors. Those same bars were prosecuted by ABC 44 times since 2009. Total days those bars have had their liquor license suspended: six.
10:00 p.m.
A Hackberry Emperor butterfly swoops in to join others on a rotten piece of cantaloupe left near the entryway of the Fitch Natural History Reservation north of Lawrence on May 22. Some experts believe the mild winter was cause for a population outbreak of this particular butterfly. A bumper crop of butterflies
May 25, 2012
Go anywhere near the Kansas University Fitch Natural History Reservation north of Lawrence, and you’re in for a treat. If you make it within the next week, experts say, you’ll be able to see firsthand tens of thousands of butterflies, the result of a “population outbreak” that resulted from a wide variety of factors, including the very mild winter.

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