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Archive for Monday, May 13, 2013

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How former Jayhawks fared in May 13 NBA games
May 13, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Monday’s NBA playoff games.
Seabury’s Gaumer signs with DePauw
May 13, 2013
Bishop Seabury Academy senior Alexa Gaumer signed a national letter of intent Monday with the DePauw University women’s basketball team.
Seabury golfer makes state
May 13, 2013
Seabury Academy’s Frank Depenbusch qualified for the Class 2A state golf tournament by shooting a 102 at the Uniontown regional on Monday at Woodland Hills.
Tanner Hawkinson shows versatility in camp
May 13, 2013
Tanner Hawkinson’s transition from tackle to the interior took another step forward last weekend at Cincinnati Bengals rookie minicamp. By Matt Tait
D-Day arrives for prep standout Andrew Wiggins
May 13, 2013
Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 prospect in the high school recruiting Class of 2013, will sign a letter of intent with Kansas University, Florida State, Kentucky or North Carolina at 11:15 a.m., Central time, today in a ceremony at Huntington (W.Va.) Prep High School. By Gary Bedore
Ex-Baker pitcher Nuno earns first major-league win with Yankees
May 13, 2013
Vidal Nuno, a Baker University product, pitched five innings of three-hit ball to win his first major-league start, and Vernon Wells and Lyle Overbay drove in two runs apiece as the New York Yankees beat Cleveland, 7-0, in the second game of a doubleheader on Monday.
Next stop: state — FSHS first, LHS third at golf regional
May 13, 2013
Wilson Hack (78), Alex Green (80), Matt Siler (81) and Max Soto (82) all finished as top-10 medalists, and Free State won its Class 6A golf regional title with a team score of 321 — beating out Olathe East (328) and rival Lawrence High (339), which also advanced their teams to state by finishing in the top three. By Benton Smith
School board moves forward on sex ed curriculum
May 13, 2013
The Lawrence school board hopes to have a new human sexuality curriculum in place by this summer that will incorporate new national guidelines. The new curriculum would add more information about contraception and sexual orientation. By Peter Hancock
As city prepares to bid recreation center, officials still waiting to receive cost numbers from Fritzel on infrastructure
May 13, 2013
The companies that make a living building roads, burying sewers and paving parking lots have been hungry for work in recent weeks, in some cases bidding infrastructure projects for less than half what city officials had expected. But when it comes to Lawrence’s new $25 million recreation center, city officials won’t find out how hungry. By Chad Lawhorn
Master development agreement for Rock Chalk Park still not signed by KU officials
May 13, 2013
Lawrence city officials have confirmed a pair of key documents governing the public private partnership to build the $25 million recreation center and adjacent Rock Chalk Park still haven’t been finalized. By Chad Lawhorn
Families pack courtroom for hearing in Ottawa murder case
May 13, 2013
Friends and family of the four victims found killed in rural Ottawa last week packed a Franklin County courtroom Monday afternoon as the capital murder case went forward against Kyle T. Flack, 27, Ottawa. Flack is accused of killing four people, including a young child and her mother, at a house about five miles west of Ottawa. By Ian Cummings & Shaun Hittle
Double Take: And next teen co-author is…
May 13, 2013
We had a record nine applicants for this year’s Double Take contest, with three juniors and six seniors, one from Free State, four from Bishop Seabury Academy and four from Lawrence High.
State education board may seek attorney general’s opinion on ‘innovative districts’ law
May 13, 2013
A new law enacted this year allows up to 10 percent of school districts to exempt themselves from many state laws and regulations. But state education officials say parts of the law may go too far. By Peter Hancock
Former Memphis forward Tarik Black to visit KU on Tuesday
May 13, 2013
Tarik Black, a 6-foot-9 junior from University of Memphis who recently announced plans to transfer, will visit Duke today and Kansas University on Tuesday, according to zagsblog.com.
How to Help: Volunteer Strengths Coach can aid in case management
May 13, 2013
Ballard Community Services is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable high quality early education and essential basic life assistance to families and individuals in need. The Penn House, a division of Ballard Community Services, has a volunteer opportunity for a Strengths Coach. This is an opportunity to learn basic case management skills required to handle a caseload of five to seven clients. This opportunity requires a commitment of seven to 15 hours of time per week. To volunteer, contact Kyle Roggenkamp at 785-842-0729 or at kyle@ballardcenter.org.
KU faculty, staff push for improved tuition benefits for themselves and their families
May 13, 2013
Rick Levy is a distinguished professor of law at Kansas University. But when his son, who graduated from KU in 2011, enrolled in courses there, he paid tuition at the same rate as his classmates. A proposed new KU policy would change that and, advocates say, help the university attract and keep talented faculty. By Matt Erickson
School board to review human sexuality curriculum
May 13, 2013
Lawrence school officials are recommending a complete review of the district’s human sexuality curriculum to align with new national standards. Changes could include adding information about sexual orientation and forms of contraception other than abstinence. By Peter Hancock
Mrs. Kansas not the first from Lawrence this year
May 13, 2013
To have one Mrs. Kansas come from Lawrence is rare. But two — in the same year? That’s just freaky. In late March, 27-year-old event planner Rachel Karwas was crowned Mrs. Kansas, just weeks after Elizabeth Stevens, a 32-year-old homeless-shelter employee, earned the same title. If you’re confused, read on. By Giles Bruce
School district and teachers agree to more contract talks
May 13, 2013
The Lawrence school district and the union that represents its teachers say they are making progress on a new contract for the upcoming school year. But they are waiting on the Kansas legislature to adopt a budget so they can begin talking about salaries. By Peter Hancock
Fix-It Chick: Eliminate weeds with proven methods
May 13, 2013
Though it can be argued that weeds are not our enemy, uncontrolled fields of dandelion, chickweed, ground ivy or wild onions can unnerve even the most passive groundskeeper.
Art on the go
Free program draws kids, families to museum to create art projects
May 13, 2013
On a recent Saturday morning, the weather outside was disgusting, but it wasn’t enough to keep kids from filling the fourth floor gallery of the Spencer Art Museum. The draw? The museum’s weekend Art Cart.
The Fashion Column: Unleash your inner flapper
May 13, 2013
Whether it is the bell bottoms from the 1970s or the edgy grunge trend of the 1990s, significant fashion periods in history have always been of interest to me.
Delicious/Nutritious: And the beet goes on
May 13, 2013
“The beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious.” — Tom Robbins, “Jitterbug Perfume”
Opinion: Panic diverts attention from real threats
May 13, 2013 in print edition on A8
It should’ve been the shot heard around the world. Chances are, you didn’t hear it. An ominous sort of history was made last week near Austin, Texas, but it seems to have largely escaped notice. There was some media coverage, yes, but less than, say, Lindsay Lohan’s latest stint in rehab, certainly less than you’d think for something whose ramifications will likely shadow us for years.
Editorial: Discuss designation
Granting historic designations to nine properties east of downtown would have a significant impact on future development in East Lawrence.
May 13, 2013
East Lawrence property owners recently received a notice from the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Department informing them a public meeting is scheduled for Thursday to consider the nomination of nine properties to the Lawrence Register of Historic Places.
Horoscopes for May 13
May 13, 2013
For Monday, May 13: This year you aspire to accomplish certain life goals. A friend or group of friends encourages you during the times when you are not sure of your direction. If you are single, you are idealistic about romance. If you are attached, the two of you might opt to partake in a special activity that fulfills a long-term dream.
100 years ago: Civil War veterans to make annual visit to Lawrence schools
May 13, 2013
“The coming of the soldiers to the school is always one of the big events of the school year.”