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Royals’ Guthrie extends streak
April 9, 2013
Jeremy Guthrie won his career-best seventh straight decision, dating to last season, and Alcides Escobar had three hits and an RBI as the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins, 7-4, Tuesday night.
Departing commissioner urges debate on increasing pay of Lawrence city commissioners
April 9, 2013
As City Commissioner Aron Cromwell completes the final days of his term, he has a parting thought: Lawrence city commissioner really ought to be paid more. Cromwell at Tuesday night’s meeting urged the next group of city commissioners to seriously discuss a pay raise that perhaps would more than triple the current $9,000 per year salary commissioners receive. By Chad Lawhorn
Music video aims to psych students up for state assessments
April 9, 2013
Teachers at Southwest Middle School think they’ve found a fun and unique way to get students excited about this year’s mandatory reading and math tests, even though the tests mean more to the school than to the students. By Peter Hancock
KU student joining with others from K-State, UMKC to compete for $50,000 prize in urban design contest
April 9, 2013
Until last fall, Lauren Brown had never heard of the Urban Land Institute or its student design competition. This week, the Kansas University architecture student is on her way to Minneapolis, Minn., where she’ll compete against students from Harvard and Yale in the contest, with a $50,000 prize at stake. In the meantime, she’s put in a lot of hours with teammates from other area universities she’d never met before. By Matt Erickson
Former LHS teacher named to hall of fame
April 9, 2013
Paul K. Stuewe, who taught social studies at Lawrence High School, is among 10 people inducted this week into the Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame. Former Senate President Steve Morris was also named as a “friend of education.” By Peter Hancock
City adds signs to South Park to highlight its history
April 9, 2013
Parks and Recreation leaders last week installed two new signs that give visitors a detailed history of the city’s oldest park, which is just south of the Douglas County Courthouse at 11th and Massachusetts.
KU freshman Ben McLemore declares for NBA Draft
02:44 p.m., April 9, 2013 Updated 12:13 a.m.
Kansas freshman guard Ben McLemore declared for the NBA Draft during a press conference with coach Bill Self at Allen Fieldhouse on Tuesday afternoon. By Gary Bedore
Three-day auto swap meet opens May 3
April 9, 2013
Antique auto enthusiasts will be coming to Lawrence from all over the country in the first weekend of May, looking to buy and sell hard-to-find parts and accessories.
Petitions delivered urging Brownback to veto anti-abortion measures
April 9, 2013
Abortion rights supporters on Tuesday pleaded with Gov. Sam Brownback to veto proposed abortion restrictions approved by the Legislature, saying the bills will endanger women’s health. By Scott Rothschild
KU Women’s Hall of Fame to induct six new members
April 9, 2013
Six new members are set to join the Kansas University Women’s Hall of Fame on Tuesday evening. Sara Thomas Rosen (pictured) is KU’s senior vice provost for academic affairs and one of the inductees.
Water study for sand pit to get under way
April 9, 2013
Douglas County commissioners will consider contracts to conduct a pre-dredging study of the aquifer along the Kansas River near Eudora. The report will determine whether Penny’s Aggregates can receive a permit for a controversial sand-pit mining operation at the site. By Peter Hancock
A cut above: Cardinals clip UM, snip nets
April 9, 2013
After the Big East championship, Louisville players never held a pair of scissors. After earning the right to play in the Final Four, they breezed past a ladder positioned under the nets. But Monday night, their work was done.
Ervin Santana, late rally lift Royals, 3-1
April 9, 2013
Royals fans waited almost all afternoon to see some offense. When their team finally built a rally, it came just in time to give Ervin Santana a much-deserved win.
QB Jake Heaps: Kansas football just clicked
April 9, 2013
At the midway point of spring football practices, Kansas University quarterback Jake Heaps noticed he and his teammates had flipped a switch and started treating each day a little differently. By Matt Tait
Rio Adams a goner; Ben McLemore decides today
April 9, 2013
One Kansas University freshman basketball player — reserve Rio Adams — officially exited KU’s program Monday. Today, another Jayhawk freshman — second-team All-American Ben McLemore — will announce his future plans at a 2:30 p.m. news conference in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Lions’ Alan Clothier 2nd in wrestling
April 9, 2013
Lawrence High freshman wrestler Alan Clothier, a 170-pounder, took second place last weekend at the 2013 NHSCA National High School Wrestling Championships freshman tournament in Virginia Beach, Va.
Kansas baseball’s Jordan Piché gets Big 12 honor
April 9, 2013
After earning two saves in Kansas University’s baseball series victory against No. 19 Oklahoma State, KU junior relief pitcher Jordan Piché was named the Big 12 Conference’s Newcomer of the Week on Monday.
FSHS golf ties for 2nd at SMNW Invite
April 9, 2013
Free State’s Alex Green shot a 74 to earn a fourth-place tie at the Shawnee Mission Northwest Golf Invitational on Monday at Lake Quivira Golf Club.
Lawrence teen named inaugural Douglas County Youth Health Champion
April 9, 2013
Josie Naron thought she wanted to be a doctor. But after volunteering at the local health department for the past year, she feels like she’s found her true calling: in public health. Her efforts haven’t gone unnoticed, as she was recently named the first-ever Douglas County Youth Health Champion. By Giles Bruce
Angel Goodrich honorable mention All-American
April 9, 2013
Kansas University senior women’s basketball point guard Angel Goodrich was named a Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) honorable mention All-American on Monday.
40 years ago: Fruit growers apprehensive of freezing forecast
April 9, 2013
Northeast Kansas was not yet out of the woods.
100 years ago: Spring rains inconvenient, but better than drought
April 9, 2013
“The trees are coming fast and plum and pear and peach blossoms are out in fine shape.”
Editorial: Thatcher inspiration
Perhaps Margaret Thatcher’s death will spur Americans to rally around the causes of individual freedom and smaller government.
April 9, 2013
The death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher brings to an end an incredible career for a woman, who in a relatively few years, with a tough backbone and an unshakable conviction, was able to change a tottering socialist society to a positive and optimistic free market.
Letter: Jayhawk woes
April 9, 2013
Kansas University’s last game should never have gone to overtime. Leading by 14 with less than seven minutes to play, they didn’t need a lot more points. They did need better ball-handling and decision-making, etc., and defense.
Letter: Repeal postal act
April 9, 2013
On March 28, a letter from Mid-America District Manager Gail Hendrix was published in response to local Letter Carrier President Andy Tuttle. Her letter said nothing to refute Andy’s, only mimicking the headquarters line.
Letter: Altered flow
April 9, 2013
While a drought-depleted Kansas River flows into Lawrence, Bowersock Dam’s owners raise upstream pool elevation, building head pressure needed to operate both of their hydroelectric plants (one being new). Their river dam, recently upgraded, stands taller, enabling this pressure boost.
25 years ago: Larry Brown turns down UCLA offer
April 9, 2013
Nearly everyone had thought that the move was a “done deal.”
Opinion: Thatcher was a formidable leader
April 9, 2013 in print edition on A8
She had the eyes of Caligula and the lips of Marilyn Monroe. So said Francois Mitterrand, the last serious socialist to lead a major European nation, speaking of Margaret Thatcher, who helped bury socialism as a doctrine of governance.
Tune In Tonight: Get ready to skip ‘Ready for Love’
April 9, 2013
Featuring “the world’s greatest matchmakers” and semi-celebrities looking for the “perfect” match, the new dating spectacular “Ready for Love” (8 p.m., NBC) isn’t interesting enough to ridicule with much enthusiasm. It seems to exist only to give viewers of “Splash” (7 p.m., ABC) a feeling of superiority. Tonight’s lucky bachelor is music star Tim Lopez of the Plain White T’s.
Horoscopes for April 9
April 9, 2013
For Tuesday, April 9: This year others find you to be exceptionally creative and a source of many new ideas, and they often seek you out for help. Your efforts are, and will be, more valued than you realize. If you are single, you open up to new possibilities. If you are attached, honor the fact that it takes two to form and carry on a relationship.