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Leader of Eisenhower memorial effort discusses embattled plans in talk at Dole Institute
May 2, 2013
A proposed memorial to Dwight Eisenhower would bring a bit of Kansas to the nation’s capital while celebrating the Abilene native’s remarkable success as a general and a president, the leader of the effort said Thursday in Lawrence. Retired Brig. Gen. Carl Reddel, executive director of the Eisenhower Memorial Commission, also acknowledged the road has been rocky at times for the embattled monument plans. But, he said, “Ike” deserves proper recognition for his achievements, and soon. By Matt Erickson
KU men’s basketball releases nonconference schedule
06:07 p.m., May 2, 2013 Updated 12:17 a.m.
The Kansas men’s basketball team released its 2013-14 men’s basketball schedule, and it features road games against Florida and Colorado, home games against Georgetown and San Diego State and a neutral-floor game against Duke. By Gary Bedore
KU student’s art project captures child’s imagination in precious metal
Result is ‘Elepot,’ an elephant-inspired teapot made of silver
May 2, 2013
A lumpy, lopsided and anatomically inexact animal sculpted by a child in modeling clay. A shiny, sleek and symmetrical teapot sculpted by an artist in precious metal. Combine these common objects and you have a not-so-common artwork affectionately known as “Elepot.” By Sara Shepherd
Longtime Lawrence couple to lead annual United Way fundraising campaign
May 2, 2013
United Way leaders have tapped longtime Lawrence residents Mark and Marsha Buhler to lead the organization’s annual fundraising campaign, which officials hope will benefit from an improving economy. By Chad Lawhorn
Former KU Chancellor Budig, wife to receive Dole Humanitarian Award
03:00 p.m., May 2, 2013 Updated 04:01 p.m.
Former Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig and his wife, Gretchen Budig, will receive the Dole Humanitarian Award next week from KU’s Department of Special Education.
Kansans wanting to repeal the death penalty applaud Maryland’s action
May 2, 2013
Kansans calling for repeal of the state’s death penalty were glad to hear on Thursday that Maryland became the 18th state to abolish capital punishment. By Scott Rothschild
State officials working overtime to keep up with concealed-carry permits
May 2, 2013
Kansans are still applying for concealed-carry permits in large numbers, and state officials are just managing to keep up with them, the Kansas Attorney General’s office reported Thursday.
Lawrence Junior Achievement announces four inductees into local business hall of fame
May 2, 2013
Leaders with Lawrence’s Junior Achievement program announced Thursday that leaders from all four local professions are part of the 2013 class for the Lawrence Business Hall of Fame.
Thursday high school sporting events called off
12:51 p.m., May 2, 2013 Updated 02:15 p.m.
Unseasonably cold weather and precipitation that is expected to turn into snow caused officials at Free State and Lawrence high schools to call off all sporting events for Thursday.
Police cite 27 motorists in Monday night seat-belt enforcement
May 2, 2013
Lawrence police cited 26 adult motorists for not wearing their seat belts Monday night in a special enforcement effort, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman. One juvenile passenger was also cited.
U.S. Attorney General Holder tells Brownback new gun law is unconstitutional
09:47 a.m., May 2, 2013 Updated 05:18 p.m.
A new Kansas law that criminalizes federal enforcement of gun laws is unconstitutional, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has said. By Scott Rothschild
Veritas’ Bachert signs with juco
May 2, 2013
Veritas Christian’s Thomas Bachert has signed a letter of intent to play men’s basketball at Johnson County Community College.
Lawrence tennis falls to Jaguars
May 2, 2013
Austin Abbott and Panyin Boye-Doe won singles matches, and Abbott and Thomas Irick teamed for a doubles victory in Lawrence High’s 6-3 boys tennis loss to Mill Valley on Wednesday at LHS.
KU baseball rolls over Baker
May 2, 2013
Alex DeLeon went 3-for-5 with a double, home run and three RBIs, and Tanner Poppe allowed just one hit in seven scoreless innings as Kansas University cruised to an 8-0 baseball victory over Baker on Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark.
FSHS baseball splits nonleague twinbill
May 2, 2013
A day after securing the Sunflower League championship, Free State High’s baseball players and coaches denied suffering a letdown Wednesday after splitting a nonleague doubleheader at FSHS. By Benton Smith
Signee Brannen Greene to visit officially
May 2, 2013
High-scoring Georgia small forward Brannen Greene — who orally committed to play basketball at Kansas University way back on Dec. 20, 2011, and signed his national letter of intent in November of 2012 — never got around to making an official recruiting visit to KU. By Gary Bedore
Firebirds back on track: FSHS softball sweeps, hands SM East its first league loss
May 2, 2013
Swept by one undefeated-in-league team a day earlier, Free State High returned the favor to another on Wednesday. By Matt Tait
Just sliding by: Lawrence High baseball pulls out narrow victory
May 2, 2013
Asked to describe his team’s 3-1 victory over Shawnee Mission North on Wednesday at Lawrence High, LHS baseball coach Brad Stoll admitted he couldn’t leave too frustrated. By Jesse Newell
KU rowing puts 14 on academic team
May 2, 2013
Kansas University’s Caty Clements was one of 12 rowers in the Big 12 Conference with a 4.0 grade-point average and one of 14 KU rowers to earn Academic All-Big 12 honors Wednesday.
Our Town Sports for May 2
May 2, 2013
A weekly roundup of local events, results and opportunities.
Mural transforms Pinckney School tunnel
May 2, 2013
At the Pinckney School tunnel, dark has turned into light, filthy into clean, scary into inviting. Thanks to a collaboration between the Pinckney Parent-Teacher Organization and several other local entities, the underpass has been transformed — with art. A new 90-foot mural will be unveiled at a 5 p.m. ceremony Friday at the tunnel’s north entrance. By Giles Bruce
25 years ago: Vote rejects Washburn from Regents institutions
May 2, 2013
The bill had lost on a 65-60 vote.
40 years ago: Wescoe Hall to be ready for occupancy next semester
May 2, 2013
Other projects included the new Student Health Center and the Learned Hall addition.
100 years ago: Local youth suffers fatal fall from downtown fire escape
May 2, 2013
“The boy fell a distance of about sixty feet.”
Lawrence Libations: Mint Julep at Mariscos
May 2, 2013
If any cocktail is capable of showing off whiskey’s refreshing side, it’s a mint julep — serious-tasting yet easily sippable. By Sara Shepherd
Royals erase early deficit
May 2, 2013
The Kansas City Royals were trying to dig out of an early five-run hole against Tampa Bay on Wednesday night and had the bases loaded with one out and Lorenzo Cain at the plate.
Chiefs deal for fullback Sherman
May 2, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs thinned out a crowded defensive backfield by trading Javier Arenas to Arizona on Wednesday for fullback Anthony Sherman, who didn’t appear to fit with new Cardinals coach Bruce Arians’ offense.
Music a spiritual practice for hip-hop group Zion I
May 2, 2013
MC Zumbi, from hip hop duo Zion I, admits his expectations of unexplored Kansas are rather limited. “I know there will be some corn fields somewhere, right?”
A big deal
Rapper Big Boi focuses on future, wants to break from the familiar
May 2, 2013
When you’re half of one of the biggest hip-hop acts of the last 20 years, scoring No. 1 hits and selling out tours, it could be easy to stick with the familiar formula. But Big Boi, half of Outkast, isn’t interested in that.
Editorial: School excellence
May 2, 2013
It’s disappointing that Lawrence high schools failed to rank among the state’s best in recent U.S. News & World Reports rankings.
Garden Calendar: Strawberry growers use innovative methods for earlier crop
May 2, 2013
At Wohletz Farm Fresh, 1831 North 1100 Road in rural Lawrence, strawberries are about to hit the big time.
Art, crafts, music en plein air this weekend during Art in the Park
May 2, 2013
Art, crafts and live music will fill South Park this weekend during the 52nd annual Art in the Park event.
Opinion: NBA player makes history
May 2, 2013 in print edition on A9
Boom. And just like that, history is made. Just that quickly, a barrier becomes rubble. Just that fast, everything changes. “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center,” writes Jason Collins in the May 6 edition of Sports Illustrated. “I’m black. And I’m gay.”
Opinion: Obama sensibly cautious on Syria
May 2, 2013 in print edition on A9
People who talk incessantly often talk imprecisely, and Barack Obama, who is as loquacious as he is impressed with his verbal dexterity, has talked himself into a corner concerning Syria and chemical weapons. This is condign punishment for his rhetorical carelessness, but the nation’s credibility, not just his, will suffer. His policy is better than his description of it, and his description is convoluted because he lacks the courage of his sensible conviction that entanglement in Syria would be unwise.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of May 1
May 2, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Wednesday, May 1.
Horoscopes for May 2
May 2, 2013
For Thursday, May 2: This year a sense of great understanding emanates from you. Many people find this energy to be magnetic. If you are single, you meet people easily. If you are attached, make sure that your close bond remains a high priority in your life.