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Journal-World wins 34 Kansas Press Association awards of excellence
May 4, 2013
The Lawrence Journal-World news and advertising departments took home 34 Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence this year. The awards were presented Saturday at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Topeka.
Music, dance and art fill museum for arts and culture festival
May 4, 2013
The weather may have been dreary, but the inside of Spencer Museum of Art was lively with music, dance and art during the annual Spring Arts and Culture Festival on Saturday.
Report: McLemore’s AAU coach took agent money
09:11 p.m., May 4, 2013 Updated 12:10 a.m.
Kansas University’s athletic department is looking into a USA Today report that freshman basketball player Ben McLemore’s former AAU coach received $10,000 and three expense-paid trips to Los Angeles from a middle man who represented agents and financial advisers this past season.
About 100 people rally against policies of Brownback and legislative majority
May 4, 2013
About 100 people on Saturday braved chilly weather to protest outside the Statehouse against the policies of Gov. Sam Brownback and a majority of the Legislature. By Scott Rothschild
Artists take the spotlight at Art in the Park
May 4, 2013
Thirty-year-old Daniel Ramirez, who recently took up painting after being fired from a job, is just one of the many local artists who will be showing off their creative passions at this weekend’s Art in the Park, scheduled for Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in South Park. The annual fine-arts show, which began in 1961, features more than 125 artists, plus food vendors, activities for the kids and live music. By Giles Bruce
How former Jayhawks fared in May 3 NBA games
May 4, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Friday’s NBA playoff games.
KU women’s track in third at Big 12 Outdoor Championships
May 4, 2013
Kansas University pole vaulters Natalia Bartnovskaya and Christen Guenther earned second- and third-place finishes, respectively, to kick off the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday.
City swimmers compete at Sunflower League prelims
May 4, 2013
Heading into the Sunflower League swimming prelims Friday night at Prairie Trail Middle School, the girls swimmers from Lawrence and Free State high schools knew they could count on their top performers to do what they always do. By Benton Smith
Opinion: Local lefties thriving at next level
May 4, 2013
Three left-handers — Garrett Cleavinger, Cody Kukuk and Albert Minnis —who pitched for high schools in Lawrence are not just surviving, they’re thriving in the early steps on a road they hope leads to their shared dream of a major-league career. Column by Tom Keegan
Former Jayhawk Mario Little grinding out pro basketball career
May 4, 2013
Former Kansas University player Mario Little says he’s in the best shape of his life as he tries to play professional basketball for a living. By Gary Bedore
Defense on damp night helps Kansas baseball edge Baylor
May 4, 2013
After giving up a run and struggling with his command in the top of the first inning against Baylor, Kansas pitcher Thomas Taylor regrouped and threw six strikes in a 3-2 KU victory over the Bears at Hoglund Ballpark.
100 years ago: Mr. Bowersock plans new ice plant
May 4, 2013
“The new location offers facilities that will permit of shipments to other towns.”
Fuel spill reported in McLouth
12:00 a.m., May 4, 2013 Updated 04:23 p.m.
Emergency crews from Jefferson and Douglas counties responded late Friday night to a reported fuel spill in McLouth.
Weather woes plague Royals
May 4, 2013
The weather keeps wreaking havoc for the Kansas City Royals.
Letter: Nurses week
May 4, 2013
Lawrence Memorial Hospital is celebrating National Nurses Week May 6-12. The purpose of National Nurses Week is to raise public awareness of the value of nursing and to help educate the public about the vital roles nurses play in meeting the health care needs of the community and the American people. In honor of the dedication, commitment and tireless effort of the nearly 3.1 million nurses nationwide who promote and maintain the health of this nation, LMH is proud to recognize nurses everywhere during this week for the quality work they provide seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Letter: Missile message
May 4, 2013
I read that the “rocket” in Centennial Park is getting a new coat of paint. Perhaps many Lawrencians don’t know that this actually is the shell of a Polaris missile, a true weapon of mass destruction. The missile was donated to the city in October 1964 by the Lawrence Navy League. It somehow was intended to honor those who served in the U.S. military during the Cold War. In 2011, the Kansas Cosmosphere asked us to donate the missile to them, but the City Commission rejected the request.
Simons’ Saturday Column: Lawrence has lost growth, economic momentum
May 4, 2013
Fairly soon, former and current local city officials should get the message Lawrence is not doing so well as a business center that generates jobs, retail sales and tax revenues and attracts new business and new residents.
40 years ago: Weekend offers cinematic, live entertainment
May 4, 2013
Franco Zeffirelli’s “Brother Sun, Sister Moon” was opening at the Varsity.
School board studies ‘critical race theory’ in work on equity issues
May 4, 2013
The Lawrence school board devoted a three-hour workshop recently to the study of ‘critical race theory’ to understand how race affects many facets of education. Although controversial in some circles, district officials say it’s a useful tool to increase awareness of racial disparities. By Peter Hancock
25 years ago: Parking meters to stick around until at least early 1990s
May 4, 2013
Parking meters were to be an unavoidable part of downtown parking for at least a few more years.
Opinion: Obama initiatives are dead in the water
May 4, 2013 in print edition on A9
Fate is fickle, power cyclical, and nothing is new under the sun. Especially in Washington, where after every election the losing party is sagely instructed to confess sin, rend garments and rethink its principles lest it go the way of the Whigs. And where the victor is hailed as the new Caesar, facing an open road to domination.
Horoscopes for May 4
May 4, 2013
For Saturday, May 4: This year you carry many ideas to fruition. Others love how you manifest your desires. If you are single, you will have a relationship if you want one. If you are attached, you connect with each other even more deeply than in the past.