Archive for Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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12:21 a.m.
In this photo provided by The Daily Free Press and Kenshin Okubo, people react to an explosion at the 2013 Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts. (AP Photo/The Daily Free Press, Kenshin Okubo) KU grad finishes Boston Marathon just before explosions
6:39 p.m., April 15, 2013 Updated 12:50 p.m.
A KU graduate who crossed the finish line less than a minute before the bomb explosions was one of several people with local connections who were in Monday’s Boston Marathon. By Jesse Newell (AP Photo/The Daily Free Press, Kenshin Okubo)
8:43 a.m.
Kirk Bloodsworth Exonerated death row survivor fights capital punishment in Kansas
April 15, 2013
Kirk Bloodsworth, exonerated by DNA evidence, wants the death penalty abolished in every state and in every nation across the world. He’s absolute on that point, and many feel he has a right to be that way. A wrongful murder conviction almost killed him 1985. “I really don’t want this to happen to anyone else,” Bloodsworth said. “We’re fallible people. We try the best we can, but we could get it wrong.” By Ian Cummings
12:32 p.m.
Richard Gwin/Journal World Photo.Detailed work both Rector and Slough have created. Offbeat Occupations: Glassblowing a delicate, sometimes dangerous spin
April 15, 2013
Over the roar of a furnace, glassblower Dick Rector explains that you must always keep spinning. “You stop spinning, you’re in trouble,” he says, sitting at a workbench. By Adam Strunk
6:03 p.m.
Richard Gwin/Journal World Photo. Ground breaking for the Rock Chalk Park was on Tuesday March 16, 2013. Some 57 acres will be developed for a track, bleachers, swimming, baseball and other sports activities. KU officials break ground on Rock Chalk Park; set goal of hosting 2014 Kansas Relays at site
April 16, 2013
Kansas University officials on Tuesday officially broke ground on the multimillion-dollar Rock Chalk Park athletic complex in northwest Lawrence, with the hope of unveiling a world-class track and field stadium in time for the 2014 Kansas Relays.By Chad Lawhorn

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Editorial: Big success
The volunteers who participated in Saturday’s Big Event deserve a special ‘thank you’ from the community.
April 16, 2013
Kansas University is a defining asset for Lawrence and makes a mighty contribution to our community 365 days a year.