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Archive for Sunday, May 12, 2013

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12:36 a.m.
Kathy Bourgeois reacts after scoring a goal against her son Cole during a game of air hockey in Cole's garage on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo Lawhorn’s Lawrence: A song from the heart on Mother’s Day
May 12, 2013
Even on the cloudiest of days, Kathy Bourgeois can count on a ray of sunshine during her 30-minute daily drive from Lecompton to Baldwin City. Her son calls her every day as she drives to her thrid-grade teaching job in the Baldwin City school district. Often the conversation begins or ends with a song: “You are My Sunshine.” By Chad Lawhorn
12:56 p.m.
The Franklin County Sheriff's office announced early Sunday morning that it believes to have found the body of 18-month-old  Lana-Leigh Bailey in Osage County. Bailey is confirmed to be among the four victims in an Ottawa quadruple homicide.  Photo courtesy of Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Authorities believe Lana-Leigh Bailey’s body was moved to Osage County after killings in Ottawa
1:09 a.m., May 12, 2013 Updated 10:30 p.m.
Authorities said Sunday they believe that 18-month-old Lana-Leigh Bailey was killed on the same rural Ottawa property last week as her mother and two men, and that her body was then moved to Osage County. Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Richards said officials are confident that the body found in Osage County Saturday was that of Lana-Leigh. Final identification has not yet been made, he said, pending a forensic examination. By Ian Cummings • Arrest of defendant in Ottawa homicide case brings new questions
10:48 p.m.
A candle wrapped with pictures of the Ottawa homicide victims, with Kaylie Kathleen Bailey, of Olathe, front right, was lighted during a vigil Friday, May 10, 2013 at Forest Park in Ottawa. Families, Ottawa community grapple to understand quadruple homicide
May 12, 2013
Less than a day after the body of a missing toddler was discovered by police, the family of two homicide victims shared their grief as the Ottawa community seeks to come to grips with a quadruple homicide. By Shaun Hittle and Ian Cummings

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Vols quarterback Tyler Bray gets chance with Chiefs
May 12, 2013
Tyler Bray believes that every rookie has something to prove. He may have more than most.
Royals not sulking
Despite winless weekend, ‘We’re still in a good spot’
May 12, 2013
Nobody in the Kansas City Royals’ clubhouse seems ready to bail on the season after a lousy week, much less a lousy series against the New York Yankees.
KU softball gets sweep, misses bid
May 12, 2013
Hours after completing a regular-season-ending sweep of Iowa State to cap their fourth-place finish in the Big 12 race, Kansas University softball learned only the top three league teams had made the NCAA Tournament.
Former Kansas DE Josh Williams leaves living legacy
May 12, 2013
Even if Josh Williams’ playing career ends after his tryout with the Bears, his impact on the Kansas program will linger and could go well beyond the modest stats — 24 tackles, 2 QB hurries and 3 fumble recoveries — he put up in 2012. By Matt Tait
Lost weekend: KU baseball swept by league-leading KSU
May 12, 2013
For the third straight day, Kansas State flexed its offensive muscles and flashed its defensive leather, both of which were simply too much for the Jayhawks to overcome in a 7-3 baseball loss to the Wildcats. By Matt Tait
Album campaign launched with special incentive
May 12, 2013
When Lawrence native Jordan Brown reflects on his experience in public schools, he sees a system that needs to better address educational needs of aspiring musicians. By Nadia Imafidon
Top prospect Andrew Wiggins to announce on Tuesday
Zach Peters picks Arizona as transfer destination
08:28 p.m., May 12, 2013 Updated 11:40 p.m.
Andrew Wiggins will sign with either Kansas University, Kentucky, Florida State, North Carolina in a ceremony at Huntington (W.Va.) Prep, his coach announced Sunday. By Gary Bedore
Families, Ottawa community grapple to understand quadruple homicide
May 12, 2013
Less than a day after the body of a missing toddler was discovered by police, the family of two homicide victims shared their grief as the Ottawa community seeks to come to grips with a quadruple homicide. By Shaun Hittle and Ian Cummings
Power lines downed by farm equipment close North 1500 Road
03:58 p.m., May 12, 2013 Updated 07:42 p.m.
A short stretch of North 1500 Road is closed near the intersection of East 1750 Road as Westar Energy crews work to repair utility poles, after a man hooked a power line with a piece of farm equipment, dragging down one utility pole and shifting another.
Area bands excited to play star-packed Kanrocksas
May 12, 2013
A group of folk-rock musicians, brothers who make music on the fly and a few beautiful bodies will be among local and area talent taking the stage this summer at the Kanrocksas Music and Arts Festival.
Authorities believe Lana-Leigh Bailey’s body was moved to Osage County after killings in Ottawa
01:09 a.m., May 12, 2013 Updated 10:30 p.m.
Authorities said Sunday they believe that 18-month-old Lana-Leigh Bailey was killed on the same rural Ottawa property last week as her mother and two men, and that her body was then moved to Osage County. Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Richards said officials are confident that the body found in Osage County Saturday was that of Lana-Leigh. Final identification has not yet been made, he said, pending a forensic examination. By Ian Cummings • Arrest of defendant in Ottawa homicide case brings new questions
Wheel Genius: Road work planned for this week
May 12, 2013
City construction projects are now mapped at lawks.us/construction-map.
How former Jayhawks fared in May 11 NBA games
May 12, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday’s NBA playoff games.
Shields sharp, but Royals lose to Yankees, 3-2
May 12, 2013
It’s becoming routine for James Shields to step on the mound and give the Kansas City Royals eight sharp innings. It’s also becoming routine for him to walk away without a win.
Basketball notebook: KU’s Sadler mentioned for job at ISU
May 12, 2013
Kansas University director of basketball operations Doc Sadler has been mentioned as a possible candidate for a full-time assistant coach opening on Iowa State’s staff. Notes by Gary Bedore
KU track excels at Manhattan meet
May 12, 2013
Kansas University’s Natalia Bartnovskaya won the pole vault Saturday at the Ward Haylett Track Invitational, breaking school, meet and facility records in the process.
Kansas softball wins big in extras at Iowa State
May 12, 2013
Kansas University’s softball team rallied from two runs down with two outs in the seventh to score eight straight runs and defeat Iowa State, 12-6 in eight innings, on Saturday.
Lions’ Irick finishes eighth at state tennis
May 12, 2013
Lawrence High junior Thomas Irick ended up eighth place at the Class 6A state tennis tournament after losing in the consolation semifinals, 9-3, to Blue Valley’s Anil Patel, Saturday at Kossover Tennis Center. By Benton Smith
Opinion: K-State’s Snyder coaches life, then football
May 12, 2013
In giving the keynote address Wednesday at the 20th Annual Sunflower Chapter of the National Football Foundation’s Scholar-Athlete Banquet, Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder revealed a glimpse into what has enabled him to execute two amazing resurrections of a football team. Column by Tom Keegan
Hard-hitting Wildcats top Jayhawks with nine-run rally
May 12, 2013
Facing a six-run deficit heading into the top of Saturday’s fourth inning, Kansas State responded with nine unanswered runs over the next five innings to win Game 2 of the crucial Sunflower Showdown series against Kansas University, 9-6. By Matt Tait
Arrest of defendant in Ottawa homicide case brings new questions
May 12, 2013
The arrest of Kyle T. Flack in connection with the killings of three adults and a child last week in rural Ottawa, and the capital murder charges filed against him Friday, answer some questions that have bothered many since the bodies were discovered. But other questions remain: What happened at 3197 Georgia Road? How were the victims killed? How did a body believed to be that of Lana Leigh Bailey get to Osage County, where it was found Saturday evening? And why was Flack roaming those country roads free after shooting a man down in 2005 and being convicted of attempted murder? By Ian Cummings and Shaun Hittle
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: A song from the heart on Mother’s Day
May 12, 2013
Even on the cloudiest of days, Kathy Bourgeois can count on a ray of sunshine during her 30-minute daily drive from Lecompton to Baldwin City. Her son calls her every day as she drives to her thrid-grade teaching job in the Baldwin City school district. Often the conversation begins or ends with a song: “You are My Sunshine.” By Chad Lawhorn
Editorial: Shirking state
May 12, 2013
Some recent state spending decisions raise real questions about the legitimate role of government. When Gov. Sam Brownback spearheaded the move to eliminate funding for the Kansas Arts Commission, he contended that promoting the arts across Kansas was not a legitimate use of taxpayer money.
Letter: Moral choice
May 12, 2013
Should we have surrendered to Japan because nuclear war is too horrific? Unlike ersatz moralist Joe Douglas (“Missile message,” Public Forum, May 4) I do not think the Polaris missile display in Centennial Park symbolizes misguided patriotism. Mr. Douglas committed a false choice fallacy when he described the incontestable devastation of Hiroshima. He failed to recognize the vastly larger cost of any other course of action open to Truman.
Summer movie preview: Which new franchises will take flight?
May 12, 2013
Nobody ever accused Hollywood of being original, so it’s no wonder that so many sequels and reboots are on deck for 2013. The big question is whether any new franchises will be able to separate themselves from the pack this summer.
Letter: Rabies data
May 12, 2013
Local veterinarian Steve Willson claims the Journal-World “encourages” the spread of rabies by reporting an upcoming concert for Operation WildLife. My daughter and I volunteer there. We’re trained to handle animals safely. Nobody wants rabies.
Opinion: Pessimism colors immigration debate
May 12, 2013 in print edition on A9
Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is a gooey confection of seasonal sentiment. It also is an economic manifesto that Dickens hoped would hit with “twenty thousand times the force” of a political tract. It concerned a 19th-century debate that is pertinent to today’s argument about immigration. Last week, a disagreement between two conservative think tanks erupted when the Heritage Foundation excoriated the immigration reform proposed by a bipartisan group of eight senators. Heritage’s analysis argues that making 11 million illegal immigrants eligible, more than a decade from now, for welfare state entitlements would have net costs (benefits received minus taxes paid) of $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years.
Public reception planned to honor retiring dance director
May 12, 2013
A public reception is planned to honor Candi Baker, who has announced her retirement after 29 years as director of dance at the Lawrence Arts Center.
KU students’ art and design work on display
May 12, 2013
The best student photo media and design projects from Kansas University’s Department of Design are being displayed this month on campus.
2013 Summer Arts Guide
May 12, 2013
Winter is finally dead (we hope) and it’s time to shed some layers. As 100-degree temperatures approach, here’s a look at some notable upcoming summer entertainment in the area to help Lawrencians have fun in the sun or beat the heat inside. By Sara Shepherd, Chance Dibben and John R. Phythyon Jr.
100 years ago: Severe storm damages Lawrence buildings
May 12, 2013
“At the University the stack on the power house was struck and a large hole torn in it.”
Horoscopes for May 12
May 12, 2013
For Sunday, May 12: This year you are lucky when it comes to your finances. Don’t overspend; otherwise, it will create a problem that is way beyond what is logical. If you are single, you could see several potential suitors and want to date them all. If you are attached, the two of you seem to benefit from your more positive and upbeat attitude.