Archive for Sunday, May 5, 2013

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FSHS softball eyes seeding
Lawrence would like to become third team to down Firebirds
May 5, 2013
It’s hard to say what is motivating Free State High’s softball players most today as they host Lawrence High for the City Showdown. By Benton Smith
Free State seeks baseball perfection
May 5, 2013
Free State High already has secured the Sunflower League baseball championship. Today, the Firebirds could add some wow factor to that achievement by beating rival Lawrence High in the City Showdown — 5 p.m. at FSHS — and finishing undefeated in the league. By Benton Smith
LHS soccer struggles to stay positive
May 5, 2013
For six weeks now, Lawrence High’s girls soccer players have searched for their first win of the season.
Royals clip ChiSox in 10
May 5, 2013
Billy Butler’s two-out, two-run double in the ninth tied it for Kansas City before Alex Gordon won it an inning later with an RBI single to lift the Royals to a 6-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.
KU softball splits with Oklahoma, picks up first victory ever over No. 1 team
03:59 p.m., May 5, 2013 Updated 12:10 a.m.
Kansas freshman pitcher Kelsey Kessler threw a complete-game shutout, helping the KU softball team to a 2-0 Game Two victory over No. 1 Oklahoma on Sunday afternoon at Arrocha Ballpark. By Jesse Newell
Dogs get their shot at glory at annual flying disc competition
May 5, 2013
Dogs, as we know, like to fetch. And somewhere along the line, the Frisbee and other flying discs became one of the favorite objects for the canine population to fetch. So, it had to be torturous Sunday afternoon in South Park for dogs like Zoey, a 3 year-old boxer-lab mix, as they waited to compete in the annual Skyhoundz Disc Championship. By Shaun Hittle
Lawrence man charged with two counts of arson
May 5, 2013
A 27-year-old Lawrence man was arrested and charged May 3 with two counts of arson. Benaiah Daniel Roeber is being held in the Douglas County Jail on a $50,000 bond following his arrest in the case. By Shaun Hittle
U.S. justice still far from color blind
May 5, 2013 in print edition on A9
If the state of Texas executes Duane Buck, it’ll be because he is black. Well, mainly it will be because in 1995, he shot his ex-girlfriend, Debra Gardner, and her friend, Kenneth Butler, to death at Gardner’s Houston home, and also wounded his own stepsister, Phyllis Taylor. But it will also be because he’s black.
Basketball notebook: KU players enjoying fantasy camp experience
May 5, 2013
Kansas University basketball players/fantasy-camp assistant coaches Andrew White III and Landen Lucas have been more than willing to offer their input in one-on-one conversations with members of “Team Vaughn” during this weekend’s Bill Self Basketball Experience. By Gary Bedore
Opinion: Picking an agent can be perilous for NBA prospects
May 5, 2013
Earth to NBA prospects: Read Eric Prisbell’s outstanding reporting job for USA Today on the shoving match to get to the front of the line to start milking cash cow Ben McLemore, projected to be among the first few picks in the NBA Draft. Column by Tom Keegan
KU women’s track climbs to first at Big 12 Outdoor
May 5, 2013
Two Kansas University women’s track and field athletes claimed individual Big 12 Outdoor titles Saturday at the league meet.
KU rowing third at Big 12 meet
May 5, 2013
Kansas University’s rowing team placed third of five teams in the Big 12 Rowing Championship on Saturday.
KU softball series trimmed down
May 5, 2013
Kansas University changed its three-game softball series with No. 1 Oklahoma, originally scheduled to start Saturday with a doubleheader, to a twinbill today, beginning at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
FSHS swimming sweeps relays for second at Sunflower League; LHS fifth
May 5, 2013
Though Free State High’s girls swimming team might not be champion of the Sunflower League, the Firebirds can definitely be considered queens of the relay. The Firebirds swept the three relays in impressive fashion Saturday, setting a league record and school record in the process on their way to a second-place finish in the Sunflower League meet at Prairie Trail Middle School. By Jesse Newell
KU baseball strings together singles, wins walk-off over Baylor
May 5, 2013
Heading into the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday against Baylor, Kansas University’s baseball team had been outhit by the Bears, 16-8, yet trailed by just a run. Three straight two-out singles later, the Jayhawks spilled over the top of the dugout fence and celebrated a 6-5 victory. By Matt Tait
How former Jayhawks fared in May 4 NBA games
May 5, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday’s NBA playoff games.
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Swapping more than parts at the Lawrence Swap Meet
May 5, 2013
Now this is shopping. You grab a piece of merchandise off a haywagon, and when you put it down, a little piece of it — perhaps a bit of grease or a flake of rust — is left on your hand. It is the Lawrence Region Antique Auto Club of America’s Swap Meet at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. And the surest thing about the event is that you never know what you may find on the hundreds of wagons and makeshift tables set up by vendors. By Chad Lawhorn
Major residential and retail growth planned near Rock Chalk Park, but timing uncertain
May 5, 2013
By this time next year, when much of the Rock Chalk Park sports village is completed in northwest Lawrence, community leaders are hoping to have more than just a state-of-the-art athletic complex. They’re hoping — and planning — for the recreation center and sports facilities to be a magnet for residential and retail development around the Sixth Street and South Lawrence Trafficway intersection. By Chad Lawhorn
Revenue secretary says tax cuts are working
May 5, 2013
Kansas Department of Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan says recent state tax collections show that Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cuts are working as economic stimulants. But state Sen. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, a vehement critic of the tax cuts that Brownback signed into law last year, said it is way too early for the Brownback administration to claim success. By Scott Rothschild
Royals’ Guthrie pitches four-hitter against White Sox
May 5, 2013
Jeremy Guthrie went from the scrapheap to the top of the heap.
Behind the Lens: Lighting up the night
May 5, 2013
A recent train ride gets Mike Yoder thinking about one of his favorite photographers, O. Winston Link, a pioneer of nighttime photography.
Local teacher mixes history, mystery, sci-fi for kids in novel
May 5, 2013
With “Saving Mr. Sharp,” a literary mix of mystery, science fiction and the sixth-grade, Lawrence teacher and author Dan Karasek takes aim at hooking elementary- and middle-school students on Kansas history.
100 years ago: Passengers injured when streetcar overturns
May 5, 2013
“The interior of the car was filled with flying glass from the broken windows.”
Curtain call
Theatre Lawrence building was home to drama, humor onstage and in real life
May 5, 2013
Last month’s performance of “12 Angry Men” marked the final time the lights would go up on a production at Theatre Lawrence’s current location, 1501 New Hampshire St. “There’ve been a lot of great moments in this building,” Doveton says.
Opinion: New Orleans has inspiring rebirth
May 5, 2013
ew Orleans still has its share of problems. But it’s enjoying its own springtime of rebirth. On every block you can see houses undergoing restoration. The dysfunctional educational system has been rebuilt from scratch and dramatically improved. Talented young people are flocking to New Orleans, drawn by opportunities and challenges.
40 years ago: Local nursing home given second chance
May 5, 2013
A major cleanup by a professional firm had been scheduled.
25 years ago: Neighbors express concerns about temporary KU parking lot
May 5, 2013
The lot was needed for cars displaced by recent construction projects.
KU student wins creativity award for photography
Two other winners, three honorable mentions also announced
May 5, 2013
Sarah Stern, a Kansas University student from Lawrence who has been widely recognized for her photography from a poor Brazilian neighborhood has been chosen for a Jack and Lavon Brosseau Creativity Award, KU’s Spencer Museum of Art announced.
KPR drive nets more than $300,000 despite interruption
May 5, 2013
This spring’s Kansas Public Radio membership drive was not only the station’s first drive to take a day off for breaking news coverage but also its first drive to raise more than $300,000.
KU Youth Chorus plans free performance
May 5, 2013
The Kansas University Youth Chorus will hold its final performance of the school year at 5 p.m. Thursday in room 328 of Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned for this week
May 5, 2013
City construction projects are now mapped at
Editorial: KBA policies
May 5, 2013
It’s unfortunate that funding shortages and politics are undermining the original mission of the Kansas Bioscience Authority.
Operation WildLife to raise money for baby animals at Styx concert
May 5, 2013
Operation WildLife, a nonprofit rehabilitation center, will raise money for its incoming baby animals by selling raffle tickets for an autographed guitar at the Styx concert on May 10 at the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. By Rebekka Schlichting
Horoscopes for May 5
May 5, 2013
For Sunday, May 5: This year you focus on your long-term desires and goals. At times, you might want to verify that you really want what you are striving for. If you are single, you could meet someone you could nearly categorize as “a dream come true.” If you are attached, the two of you enjoy spending a lot of time together, even if it is just doing chores.