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Emergency crews respond to duplex kitchen fire
May 11, 2013
At 9:34 p.m., Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical responded to a call of an out of control kitchen fire at an apartment duplex located at 1901 Kentucky St. By 9:56 p.m. crews had the fire under control and were checking the building for smoke damage.
Railroad enthusiasts celebrate National Train Day at Santa Fe Depot
May 11, 2013
For some, the sound of a train whistle has always meant adventure. It still means that to many train enthusiasts in Lawrence, who hosted National Train Day at the Santa Fe railroad station to highlight their hopes for preserving and improving the East Lawrence landmark. Ian Cummings
Search for missing toddler — presumed dead — ramping down after intense week
May 11, 2013
There will be no mass search for missing toddler Lana Bailey on Sunday, but investigators continue to follow leads elsewhere, Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Richards said Saturday. Searches will begin anew Monday, with the total manpower available down to about 50 from the 150 working this week. Officials are still holding out hope of finding the 18-mongh old child of a young woman found dead along with two other men in rural Ottawa early this week. By Ian Cummings and Shaun Hittle
Free State hosting regional baseball, softball, soccer games
May 11, 2013
KSHSAA released Class 6A regional brackets Saturday, and three Free State High spring sports teams will play host to at least one playoff game this coming week.
Women build homes for each other with Habitat for Humanity
May 11, 2013
Women dominated the construction site of Lawrence Habitat for Humanity’s newest home on Comfort Lane Saturday, as the local nonprofit raised money to build a local mother’s home during National Women Build week. By Ian Cummings
LHS soccer falls
May 11, 2013
Lawrence High concluded its soccer regular season with a 2-0 loss to Topeka High on Friday.
Irick still alive at state tennis
May 11, 2013
Lawrence High’s Thomas Irick went 2-1 in singles on the first day of the Class 6A state tennis tournament and continues play today at the Kossover Tennis Center in the consolation bracket.
Chiefs move top pick Fisher to right side of offensive line
May 11, 2013
The biggest question surrounding the Kansas City Chiefs, and one that had the potential to drag on for several more weeks, was answered after the first practice of rookie minicamp.
Yankees blow past Royals
May 11, 2013
There’s no Derek Jeter to lean on right now, no Alex Rodriguez or Mark Teixeira in the New York Yankees’ high-priced lineup to provide clutch hits and big home runs. Nope, there are just guys like Lyle Overbay filling in with aplomb.
Yankee returns to visit Baker
May 11, 2013
Baker University’s baseball team had heard plenty about Vidal Nuno. Friday, the Wildcats met him. By Meagan Thomas
LHS softball sweeps
May 11, 2013
Lawrence High concluded the regular season with an 11-1, 13-3 rout of Shawnee Mission North. By Jesse Newell
Long driver in town today
May 11, 2013
Reigning Remax Long Drive world champion Ryan Winther will send golf balls into orbit this morning on the Eagle Bend driving range. He is the decided favorite in a field of 24 in the Time Warner Long Drive Championship. By Tom Keegan
RBI race heats up; KU softball rolls
May 11, 2013
Maggie Hull added to her school-career-RBI record and senior teammate Mariah Montgomery closed in on it in Kansas University’s 8-0, five-inning softball victory over Iowa State on Friday at the Cyclone Sports Complex.
Free State girls second at league track
May 11, 2013
If the Sunflower League created a multitasking medal for track and field athletes, Free State High’s Alexa Harmon-Thomas would have no problem winning it. By Benton Smith
Opinion: Coach, catcher keys for KU baseball in 1993
May 11, 2013
It took a catcher with skin thicker than his coach’s nose was hard for the Kansas University baseball team to go to a place where it never had been and hasn’t gone since. By Tom Keegan
Close call: Wildcats win Sunflower Showdown baseball opener
May 11, 2013
Connor McKay hit for the cycle, but it wasn’t enough for Kansas in a 4-3 loss to Kansas State in the opening game of a huge three-game series with Kansas State. By Matt Tait
Lawrence City Commission agenda for May 14 meeting
May 11, 2013
6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence City Hall
National Train Day coming to Amtrak station
May 11, 2013
Amtrak and local railroad group Depot Redux will celebrate the anniversary of the 1869 completion of the transcontinental railroad Saturday with National Train Day festivities from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m at the Sante Fe Station, 413 E. 7th St. Amtrak has sponsored the celebration for the past six years to commemorate May 10, 1869, when the presidents of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads drove the final spike into the rail line connecting the East and West coasts.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of May 10
May 11, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, May 10.
Letter: Military icon
May 11, 2013
Since the dawn of the atomic age, the men and women of our strategic nuclear forces have spent countless hours preparing for a war that they prayed would never come. They have served long tours in remote locations far from families and friends. They have risked their lives working with toxic and volatile substances in confined concrete silos. They have battled minus-83-degree cold at Thule and flown countless hours in cramped aircraft.
Expanded T
May 11, 2013
The Lawrence Transit System recently announced a plan to begin operating 24 hours. The plan, as described, is nothing more than a glorified taxi service. I propose the T run a pilot program this summer expanding all applicable routes to 24 hours a day, seven days a week, running on the hour from midnight to 5 a.m., to determine potential ridership.
Letter: Firepower
May 11, 2013
I heard Wayne LaPierre remark at the NRA convention that the only way to stop a bad man with a gun is with a good guy with a gun. How about making an effort to prevent bad men from acquiring firearms in the first place! I’m not naïve and I realize bad guys will probably acquire a weapon if they really want one, but why make it easy for them? I’m a gun owner and I even approve of having a concealed weapon if you are a law abiding citizen. But I don’t have a problem with expanded background check. If it would save just one life, it is worth the effort.
Opinion: Red lines and options eventually disappear
May 11, 2013 in print edition on A9
You know you’re in trouble when you can’t even get your walk-back story straight. Stung by the worldwide derision that met President Obama’s fudging and fumbling of his chemical-weapons red line in Syria, the White House leaked to The New York Times that Obama’s initial statement had been unprepared, unscripted and therefore unserious.
Faith Forum: Why does God allow events that kill innocent people, like the recent Texas fertilizer plant explosion and Boston bombings?
May 11, 2013
The Rev. Darrell Brazell and the Rev. Dr. Ira DeSpain answer.
40 years ago: Three killed, dozens injured in Joplin storm
May 11, 2013
Emergency crews were reporting that no section of Joplin had appeared to have escaped damage.
100 years ago: Y.M.C.A. office at KU suffers third burglary
May 11, 2013
“Evidently some person has a particular grudge against the University Y.M.C.A.”
Horoscopes for May 11
May 11, 2013
For Saturday, May 11: This year you open up to many new ideas. You naturally will test your intuition and willingly experiment more. If you are single, use care with anyone who might pop into your life from out of the blue. If you are attached, the two of you might opt to make a major purchase toward a long-term goal.