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Heritage grants divide county commission
May 1, 2013
Douglas County commissioners voted 2-1 Wednesday to award more than a quarter million dollars in grants for cultural and natural conservation projects. Commissioner Jim Flory said there are more pressing budget needs lying ahead. By Peter Hancock
Haskell School of Education gains national accreditation
May 1, 2013
The School of Education at Haskell Indian Nations University has gained national accreditation, becoming the first teacher-education program at a tribal college to do so.
Rules tighten on TANF recipients
May 1, 2013
Low-income mothers in Kansas will have to participate in a work program sooner after giving birth to receive cash assistance, according to new rules implemented by the Kansas Department for Children and Families. By Scott Rothschild
Small aircraft crashes in Lawrence field
02:29 p.m., May 1, 2013 Updated 05:13 p.m.
A small aircraft went down in a field behind the 1600 block of North 1300 Road in southeast Lawrence around 12:40 p.m. Wednesday. A helicopter ambulance took an injured Lawrence man to Kansas University Hospital.
Mediation in school finance case unsuccessful
May 1, 2013
Mediation in the Kansas school finance lawsuit “was unsuccessful,” attorneys on both sides of the case said Wednesday. By Scott Rothschild
Haskell University holds campus shooting drill
May 1, 2013
Fire trucks, police and ambulances were summoned to the campus by a radio call at 10:32 a.m. announcing a shooting. On Wednesday morning, that was a drill. The Lawrence Police Department and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical conducted an “active shooter” training drill with students and staff to practice safety procedures to be used in a campus shooting. Ian Cummings
Spring storm leaves cloudy skies with cold, wet conditions
01:55 p.m., May 1, 2013 Updated 11:01 p.m.
The spring storm has eased after an afternoon and evening of rain and light snow. According to the National Weather Service, we can continue to expect cold weather into Friday and some of the weekend. By Shaun Hittle
Kansas Humanities Council announces new state poet laureate
May 1, 2013
As the state’s new poet laureate, a fourth-generation Kansan says she hopes to use poetry to help fellow residents explore the concept of home. The Kansas Humanities Council announced Wednesday that Wyatt Townley, of Leawood, has been chosen as the 2013-15 Kansas Poet Laureate. By Sara Shepherd
KU softball vs. Wichita State canceled for Wednesday
May 1, 2013
The Kansas-Wichita State softball game scheduled for 6 p.m. in Lawrence has been canceled because of forecasted storms.
Friday forecast alters KU softball schedule
May 1, 2013
Kansas University softball’s weekend series against top-ranked Oklahoma at Arrocha Ballpark has been pushed back a day because of weather concerns.
FSHS soccer falls in double overtime
May 1, 2013
The Free State High girls soccer team lost, 2-1, in double overtime to Olathe East on Tuesday night at CBAC.
LHS soccer loses to SMN, 2-1
May 1, 2013
Addison Campbell scored a second-half goal for Lawrence High, but the Lions’ girls soccer team fell to Shawnee Mission North, 2-1, on Tuesday at LHS.
Olathe East sweeps Free State softball doubleheader
May 1, 2013
Before Tuesday, Free State High’s softball team hadn’t lost a Sunflower League game, been swept in a doubleheader or fell victim to a run-rule loss this season. Olathe East junior pitcher Allison Stewart and her Hawks teammates changed all of that at Olathe District Activity Center, where the Firebirds fell a game behind O-East in the chase for a league title with a 7-1 loss in the opener, followed by a 12-2, five-inning setback in the nightcap. By Benton Smith
Green’s three triples lead LHS baseball in 15-1 rout
May 1, 2013
It just got a whole lot tougher for Drew Green’s teammates to tease him about being slow. The Lawrence High catcher’s legs were on full display Tuesday, as he sprinted to three triples in the Lions’ 15-1 run-rule victory over Olathe East at LHS. By Jesse Newell
Kansas baseball outlasts Wichita State in 11 squirrelly innings
May 1, 2013
A baseball game pitting nonconference rivals Wichita State and Kansas University offered a little bit of everything Tuesday night at Hoglund Ballpark — everything except runs for the first 10 innings. By Tom Keegan
FSHS baseball wins Sunflower League title outright at O-North
May 1, 2013
The Free State High baseball team clinched its eighth Sunflower League title with a 5-3 victory over Olathe North on Tuesday night. By Matt Tait
25 years ago: Postmaster brings welcome changes to Lawrence office
May 1, 2013
Reynolds predicted two new zip codes would be added to the city within the next six to twelve months.
Shields, Moustakas lift Royals past Rays
May 1, 2013
t it felt a little weird when he stepped on the mound for Kansas City on Tuesday night, peered into the batter’s box and saw a former Rays teammate standing at the plate.
Editorial: AG issue
Is it reasonable to allocate state funds to hire outside attorneys to defend the state against legal challenges that haven’t yet been launched?
May 1, 2013
The Kansas attorney general has gone to the Legislature with a large tin cup, asking for another $1.2 million to defend potential legal challenges to laws enacted this year.
Opinion: Human capacity for violence not new
May 1, 2013 in print edition on A10
Who would do such a thing? How could anyone so callously bomb innocent people? Why? Those questions have reverberated for the last two weeks. They reached a peak over the weekend after law officers apprehended one of the brothers who are suspected of placing two pressure cooker-stuffed knapsacks near the Boston Marathon finish line, causing explosions that killed three people, maimed many others, threw the city into chaos and sent ripples of fear across New England and beyond.
Opinion: Pact seeks to curb ‘tax havens’
May 1, 2013 in print edition on A10
While many of us were focused on the Boston bombings, Venezuela’s dubious elections and North Korea’s war noises in recent weeks, the world’s biggest nations took a potentially historic step — they launched a system to detect secret offshore bank accounts.
Tune In Tonight: ABC offers ‘new’ Britcom import
May 1, 2013
The television season may be nearing its end, but new “midseason” replacements keep arriving. ABC presents “Family Tools” (7:30 p.m.), a contrived fish-out-of-water tale about a hapless adult son, Jack (Kyle Bornheimer), forced to take over his family’s home improvement business after his father, Tony (J.K. Simmons, “The Closer”), has a heart attack. The good news is that this is not a “Home Improvement” knockoff. The bad news is that the good news stops there.
40 years ago: Notorious seer denies predicting Lawrence tornado
May 1, 2013
KU Info had contacted Jeane Dixon to check up on the rumor.
100 years ago: ‘Tis the season for straw hats, mayor declares
May 1, 2013
“It isn’t straw hat time until the first of May.”
Horoscopes for May 1
May 1, 2013
For Wednesday, May 1: This year your birthday gives you unusual power and strength. Should you decide to accomplish something, it is as good as done. If you are single, one of these people easily could become more than just a casual acquaintance. If you are attached, do not forget the importance of your significant other; otherwise, he or she could feel left out.