Archive for Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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Royals waste comeback
May 7, 2013
When analyzing the key elements of a stinging defeat, Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost looked past Baltimore’s eight hits and Matt Wieters’ three RBIs.
City makes adjustments to downtown parking for the summer
May 7, 2013
A summer shuffle is on tap for parking in Downtown Lawrence.
City agrees to create resident-only parking zone on street near KU campus
May 7, 2013
The street is still public, but at least a couple of the parking spaces on it essentially will be private.
Several police officers investigate burglary on Rockledge Road
06:27 p.m., May 7, 2013 Updated 09:31 p.m.
Several police officers investigated a burglary in the 400 block of Rockledge Road late Tuesday afternoon, drawing attention from residents as they searched the woods around a home and parked several vehicles nearby.
County to review permit for temporary KDOT trailer
May 7, 2013
Douglas County commissioners will consider granting a temporary business permit Wednesday to allow an on-site trailer to be placed on U.S. Highway 56 where the Kansas Department of Transportation is working on three bridge replacement projects. By Peter Hancock
Money stolen from 20 vending machines on KU’s campus
May 7, 2013
Campus police are investigating thefts of cash from 20 vending machines across the Kansas University campus, said Capt. Schuyler Bailey, a KU Public Safety spokesman.
Brownback concludes tour urging support of stable funding for higher education
May 7, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday concluded his statewide tour aimed at protecting higher education from budget cuts, but Democratic legislative leaders said the effort “rang hollow.” By Scott Rothschild
Tax enables hundreds of adults to earn high school diploma
May 7, 2013
The Lawrence school board recently voted to renew its authority to levy a tax to fund adult basic education. More than 500 students are now enrolled in the program to earn their diplomas or brush up on basic skills. By Peter Hancock
Haskell’s president, Chris Redman, leaving for job in Oklahoma
01:48 p.m., May 7, 2013 Updated 03:59 p.m.
Chris Redman, the president of Haskell Indian Nations University, plans to resign soon to take another position elsewhere, a university official confirmed Tuesday. “The choice was difficult for me,” Redman wrote. “However, my wife and I both are at key points in our careers — she is beginning a career in nursing, and I have a great opportunity to continue to serve Indian Country in a new capacity.” By Matt Erickson
Ottawa triple homicide; missing woman
11:26 a.m., May 7, 2013 Updated 09:41 a.m.
Police searched Tuesday for Kyle Flack, 27, a “person of interest” in connection with a multiple homicide at a house in rural Ottawa, after a third body was discovered on the property. Questions also remain about a missing 18-month-old girl, the daughter of an Olathe woman who may be one of the three victims. Tuesday evening, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement asking for the public’s help in locating a black 2007 Toyota Corolla, license plate number 618 DAA, which may be driven by Flack. By Ian Cummings & Shaun Hittle
Lawrence falls short in bid for national ArtPlace grant
May 7, 2013
Lawrence fell short in its bid to win a competitive national grant that would have been a major springboard for the city’s creative placemaking efforts, the Lawrence Arts Center learned Monday. By Sara Shepherd
Winton Allen Winter
May 7, 2013
Uninsured cancer patient also a victim of bad timing
May 7, 2013
Dawn Villarreal-Nutt has bad timing. She recently bought health insurance after years of going without it, even getting it for the full-time employees at Game Nut, the Lawrence video game store she owns with her husband, Gene. All she had to do was wait 90 days for the coverage to kick in. What could possibly go wrong in 90 days? By Giles Bruce
Kansas baseball off to WSU
May 7, 2013
Kansas will travel tonight to meet Wichita State. By Matt Tait
KU honors seniors
May 7, 2013
Kansas Athletics presented the student-athlete members of the 2013 senior class with their K Rings in a ceremony held Monday night in Kansas Student Union. In addition to the K Rings, the program featured awards presentations.
KU track basks in title
May 7, 2013
Paris Daniels earned 23 points, Diamond Dixon 20, Andrea Geubelle 18 and Francine Simpson 15 in helping the Kansas University women’s track and field team to its first outdoor Big 12 title in school history in a three-day meet that concluded Sunday. By Tom Keegan
ChiSox edge K.C. in 11
May 7, 2013
Jordan Danks atoned for his base-running blunder in the ninth inning by hitting a solo home run in the 11th that lifted the Chicago White Sox over the Kansas City Royals, 2-1, Monday.
KU golfer tapped for NCAA regionals
May 7, 2013
Kansas University’s Chris Gilbert was been selected to participate in the NCAA golf regionals.
Golf help needed
May 7, 2013
Lawrence High’s boys golf team is in need of markers for a Class 6A regional tournament, beginning at 8 a.m. on May 13 at Alvamar Golf Course.
KU stopper Piché gets Big 12 award
May 7, 2013
Kansas University baseball reliever Jordan Piché on Monday became the first three-time winner of the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week Award.
Kansas’ Paris Daniels nets track honor
May 7, 2013
Kansas University senior Paris Daniels was named the National Female Athlete of the Week, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Monday.
How former Jayhawks fared in May 6 NBA games
May 7, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Monday’s NBA playoff games.
Firebirds claim 4-0 soccer win
May 7, 2013
Free State knocked in four goals after halftime in a 4-0 victory over Lawrence High on Monday at LHS. By Jesse Newell
FSHS softball pulls away from LHS
May 7, 2013
Remington Samuels hit a three-run triple to turn a close game into a Free State runaway, an eventual 12-5 FSHS victory in the softball City Showdown. By Matt Tait
Free State baseball blanks Lions, 5-0
May 7, 2013
Dane McCullough threw all seven innings in the City Showdown, limited Lawrence High to five hits and only allowed three Lions to reach scoring position in a 5-0 Free State victory that capped an undefeated run through the Sunflower League by the Firebirds.By Benton Smith
City to send six to state tennis
May 7, 2013
Lawrence High’s boys tennis team earned Class 6A regional runner-up honors on Monday at Gardner-Edgerton, and six city athletes qualified for state.
100 years ago: Lawrence man sued for ‘alienation of affections’
May 7, 2013
“It is charged by Venerable that on or about the first of October, 1912, Escoe started paying attention to his wife.”
25 years ago: Local group seeks to return temple bell to Japan
May 7, 2013
The 300-pound bell had been taken as a war trophy during World War II.
Editorial: Haskell advance
Congratulations to Haskell Indian Nations University on gaining national accreditation for its teacher education program.
May 7, 2013
Achieving national accreditation is a huge accomplishment for Haskell Indian Nations University’s School of Education.
5K and wellness festival to raise awareness for Lyme disease
May 7, 2013
The Hope for Healing USATF 5K Run, Walk and Wellness Festival to raise awareness for Lyme disease is schedule for Saturday at South Park, 1141 Mass. St.
Opinion: U.S., Mexico to boost student exchanges
May 7, 2013 in print edition on A8
Forget all the headlines about immigration, security and drug issues during President Barack Obama’s visit to Mexico last week: The most important (and least noticed) result of his trip may have dealt with an entirely different topic — student exchanges.
Opinion: Newspapers might get better with Kochs
May 7, 2013 in print edition on A8
“Mainstream media” are alarmed by reports that billionaires Charles and David Koch are considering the purchase of Tribune Company’s eight daily newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times.
40 years ago: Child killed in Tonganoxie house fire
May 7, 2013
A tragic fatality had occurred during an overnight house fire.
Horoscopes for May 7
May 7, 2013
For Tuesday, May 7: This year you have many opportunities to increase your financial stability. You will see more money come in, but you also could see more money go out. If you are single, you have a lot to offer. If you are attached, schedule a summer vacation for just the two of you.