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Archive for Sunday, April 28, 2013

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Bankruptcies for April 29
April 28, 2013
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Divorces for April 29
April 28, 2013
Divorces granted in Douglas County.
Marriages for April 29
April 28, 2013
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County.
How to Help: Senior Services needs Medicare volunteers
April 28, 2013
Douglas County Senior Services Inc. is committed to creating opportunities that allow older residents of Douglas County to remain independent and active in their homes and communities. The organization is seeking volunteers to provide unbiased and confidential Medicare counseling for Medicare beneficiaries. Counselors are trained to assist with Medicare coverage explanation, enrollment assistance and general questions. Required training will be provided on May 14, June 18 and and July 23. Please contact Criss Tomlin at 785-842-0543, or email at ctomlin@sunflower.com to volunteer.
Panelists: ‘Change our state and move forward’ for women
April 28, 2013
A group of panelists passionate about government and its effect on women and children spoke Sunday at the Carnegie Building during a panel discussion on the status of women and children in Kansas, sponsored by the Douglas County Democratic Party.
How former Jayhawks fared in April 28 NBA games
April 28, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Sunday’s NBA playoff games.
Opinion: Having a little humility never hurts
April 28, 2013 in print edition on A11
This is for the rest of us. Meaning the ones who don’t have personal chefs, gift-wrapping rooms or hired sycophants, who don’t hobnob or rub shoulders, and who drive the same car every day of the week.
Lawrence High baseball falls short vs. Rockhurst
April 28, 2013
Only two Lawrence High baseball hitters had an answer for Kansas City, Mo., Rockhurst starting pitcher Joe Huber Saturday afternoon at LHS, and the lack of production negated a quality start from Lions pitcher Brandon Bell in a 3-2 Lawrence loss. By Benton Smith
Lions softball loses despite strong day from Sumonja
April 28, 2013
Lawrence High softball pitcher Megan Sumonja picked the wrong day to have a great outing. The sophomore right-hander had one of her best pitching performances go to waste Saturday, picking up a complete-game loss in the Lions’ 3-0 setback against Olathe North at Free State. By Jesse Newell
Portland edges Sporting K.C., 3-2
April 28, 2013
Rodney Wallace scored in the 58th minute, lifting the Portland Timbers to a 3-2 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night.
Santana sensational in Royals’ 3-2 win over Indians
April 28, 2013
Ervin Santana is pitching like he did in 2010, when he won 17 games for Anaheim. Santana threw seven scoreless innings, Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer, and the Kansas City Royals held on to beat the Cleveland Indians 3-2 Saturday night.
KU track claims four event wins
12:17 a.m., April 28, 2013 Updated 10:58 a.m.
Kansas University throwers won three events Saturday at the Wildcat Open at Baker University.
Free State girls track wins meet at Topeka Seaman
April 28, 2013
Free State High’s girls track team totaled 96 points for a resounding first place at Friday’s Topeka Seaman Relays.
Kansas soccer splits a pair
April 28, 2013
Kansas University soccer closed out its spring season with a 4-0 victory over UMKC and a 1-0 loss to Arkansas in an exhibition doubleheader on Saturday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
WVU baseball sweeps Kansas
Jayhawks drop two more 1-run decisions
April 28, 2013
West Virginia seems to have Kansas University’s number, and it would seem to be “1.”
FSHS softball dominates Olathe North for 10th straight win
April 28, 2013
An early deficit and the absence of a top player couldn’t stop Free State High’s softball team from continuing its midseason dominance. By Jesse Newell
KU softball splits with Baylor
Alex Hugo’s second homer helps save day against Bears
April 28, 2013
Alex Hugo helped salvage what would have been a disheartening day for Kansas University’s softball team with one swing.
Bill Self in favor of September (!) start
April 28, 2013
The NCAA Board of Directors on Thursday is expected to pass a measure that will add two to three weeks to the college basketball season. By Gary Bedore
Chiefs draft defensive help in final rounds
April 28, 2013
After spending their first three picks on offense, the Kansas City Chiefs led off the final day of the NFL draft looking for some help on defense.
Students’ films, other projects explore turning points in history
April 28, 2013
Seven area students will travel to the University of Maryland this summer to compete in the National History Day contest. Their projects include two documentary films, a website and an original paper. By Peter Hancock
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Westie, the wheelchair ramp champion
April 28, 2013
An old World War II vet near Alta Vista needed to be able to get out of his house to see his doctor. And a wheelchair ramp sure would make a world of difference. Even back in 1978, the name of rural Eudora resident Eugene Westerhouse often came to mind when thinking about fellows who could make a difference. By Chad Lawhorn
New law allowing innovative school districts produces questions
April 28, 2013
Kansas has a new law that will allow a maximum of 29 school districts to seek designation as “innovative,” which will make them exempt from certain state laws. Supporters of the law say it will remove bureaucratic rules that get in the way of teaching. But opponents say the law is unnecessary because school districts already have a lot of room to innovate. By Scott Rothschild
Weekend wrap-up: 19-year-old faces felony sex crime charges, prison sentence for daylight robbery
April 28, 2013
A wrap-up of criminal cases in Douglas County Court this week, including charges against a 19-year-old accused of sex with a 14-year-old, and sentencing in a 2012 daylight shotgun robbery that shocked passersby last year near the Hy-Vee store on Clinton Parkway. Click on the links for more details.
KU moving faster now on online education
April 28, 2013
Kansas University officials admit that KU has not yet moved quickly into the world of online education. But leaders say they’re forming new strategies now that will ensure things move forward. By Matt Erickson
25 years ago: Kansas firefighters celebrate 100th convention in Lawrence
April 28, 2013
The parade at the conclusion was to include more than 30 fire engines.
How former Jayhawks fared in April 27 NBA games
April 28, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday’s NBA playoff games.
Grand slam: Competition brings together local poets
April 28, 2013
No one expects a teacher to stand in front of an audience and flip the bird. But at a poetry slam, any form of self-expression is fair game. By Nadia Imafidon
Behind the Lens: ‘Chimping’ a photography faux pas
April 28, 2013
Chimping is the aptly named industry term for when a photographer takes a picture and immediately refers to the LCD screen on his or her digital camera for the instant gratification that only it could provide.
KU’s Wakarusa Trio wins first at national music competition
April 28, 2013
Three Kansas University students started the fall semester as a chamber music group assigned for a class and are ending the spring semester as national champions.
40 years ago: Firefighters investigate possible arson at school
April 28, 2013
Lawrence firefighters were investigating an early-morning blaze at New York School.
Editorial: Planning vision
Setting a broad vision for the future of Lawrence could be a useful part of the long-range planning process.
April 28, 2013
“If you don’t know where you’re going, you might end up some place else.” The inimitable Yogi Berra probably wasn’t thinking about urban planning when he made that statement, but his words seem worth pondering as the Lawrence City Commission considers revising or replacing the city’s Horizon 2020 comprehensive plan.
Opinion: Adult supervision returning to D.C.
April 28, 2013 in print edition on A11
Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, chairman of the Financial Services Committee, has told Richard Cordray not to bother. This is part of the recent evidence that government is getting some adult supervision.
Tune In Tonight: ‘Good Wife,’ ‘Vikings’ end their seasons
April 28, 2013
Two acclaimed series wrap up Sunday, and happily for fans, both are assured of a new season. “The Good Wife” (8 p.m., CBS) finishes its fourth season with Zach certain he has evidence of vote rigging. This legal drama, set in Chicago (but shot in New York), has never been at the top of the ratings. But it has given CBS something it doesn’t get from its more popular shows: critical acclaim, prestige and a positive buzz from the chattering class. “NCIS” may get more than 20 million viewers, but cutting edge it is not. CBS has long maintained that it’s not in the business of collecting Emmys, but it’s nice to have at least one show that gets some respect.
Lied Center announces 20th anniversary season lineup
April 28, 2013
The Lied Center on Saturday announced its 20th anniversary season lineup, featuring an array of performers from acrobats to award-winning concert pianists, some new and some returning to Lawrence. By Sara Shepherd
Edgerton area to become major distribution hub
April 28, 2013
A sprawling warehouse campus has started going up east of Baldwin City. It is expected to make the area a major distribution hub for the nation — and beyond. By Giles Bruce
Kansas Department of Agriculture preparing for move to Manhattan
April 28, 2013
The Kansas Department of Agriculture is changing pastures, and that has raised some concerns. By Scott Rothschild
In-flight movie
New documentary ‘Wings of Life’ filmed partially in Lawrence
April 28, 2013
“Wings of Life” aims to shed light on the importance of the winged creatures and how environmental degradation is decimating their habitat.
100 years ago: Quarrel over farm implement leads to murder
April 28, 2013
“Only one shot was fired, but it claimed the young man’s life.”
Horoscopes for April 28
April 28, 2013
For Sunday, April 28, 2013: This year you become more security-oriented. You are in touch with what is important. If you are single, you meet people with ease after spring — you’ve got what it takes! If you are attached, you will value your significant other much more.