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FSHS soccer falters after half, loses regional final to Washburn Rural
May 16, 2013
Long after the final horn sounded, and even longer since Washburn Rural High’s girls soccer team took control in the second half to win a Class 6A regional championship, 4-1, Free State’s players embraced near midfield and wept, refusing to accept the finality of their season. By Benton Smith
Cable outage reported in West Lawrence
May 16, 2013
Cable service to parts of West Lawrence was out for several hours on Thursday, reportedly after a cable was cut somewhere in the area.
Budget provision would block state funding for Common Core standards
May 16, 2013
The top Senate Republican budget negotiator on Thursday urged passage of a measure that would prohibit the expenditure of state funds to implement Common Core standards for reading and math and new science standards in public schools. By Scott Rothschild
Expanding rooftop garden at KU Union provides herbs, vegetables for campus
May 16, 2013
Focus groups have shown Kansas University students eating food on campus often prefer it to come from a local source, Janna Traver says. Well, it doesn’t get much more local than this: herbs and tomatoes harvested from the roof of the Kansas Union. By Matt Erickson
Lawrence High grad Srinivasan nears confimation to federal appeals court in D.C.
May 16, 2013
Lawrence High School graduate Sri Srinivasan won unanimous approval Thursday from the Senate Judiciary Committee to serve on the powerful federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. By Scott Rothschild
Logan elected chair, Wilk elected vice chair of Kansas Board of Regents
May 16, 2013
Fred Logan of Leawood was elected chair of the Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday. Elected vice chair was Kenny Wilk of Basehor. By Scott Rothschild
County agrees to save Lone Star Lake Marina
May 16, 2013
Douglas County commissioners agreed Wednesday to spend $186,035 to refurbish the marina at Lone Star Lake and install modern restrooms. The marina has been closed for several years because of deteriorating conditions. By Peter Hancock
Higher education funding back at the forefront; Republican leaders still negotiating budget and taxes
11:29 a.m., May 16, 2013 Updated 09:42 p.m.
Key budget negotiators on Friday sought to cut funding to higher education, but couldn’t agree on how much. House and Senate Republicans were trying to resolve budget differences in the next day or two in an effort to wrap up the 2013 legislative session. By Scott Rothschild
Ravens sign KU’s Dayne Crist
May 16, 2013
Former Kansas University quarterback Dayne Crist signed a free-agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday.
LHS softball falls in semi
May 16, 2013
Lawrence High’s softball players couldn’t fault their bats Wednesday after a 10-6, season-ending loss to Olathe Northwest in a Class 6A regional semifinal. By Benton Smith
Firebirds baseball stunned
May 16, 2013
Free State High senior first baseman Jacob Caldwell found it tough to explain what had just happened to the top-seeded Firebirds following a 10-0, run-rule-shortened regional baseball loss to fourth-seeded Olathe Northwest on Wednesday at Free State. By Jesse Newell
LHS baseball falls in final
May 16, 2013
Less than five hours after pounding out 12 runs on 13 hits to advance to the regional title game at Eisenhower Baseball Complex, Lawrence High’s baseball team mustered just two hits in a 2-0 loss to second-seeded Manhattan. By Matt Tait
Free State softball rolls into state
May 16, 2013
Free State beat Olathe Northwest, 4-0, to earn its first trip to state since 2007. By Benton Smith
Bill Self basks in glow
KU coach relishes gift of Andrew Wiggins
May 16, 2013
Wednesday seemed a lot like the day after Christmas to Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self. By Gary Bedore
Our Town Sports for May 16
May 16, 2013
A weekly roundup of local sporting events, results and opportunities.
Affordable Care Act bringing jobs to Lawrence
May 16, 2013
Lawrence will be a beneficiary of the federal government’s effort to help Americans understand the coverage being made available by the Affordable Care Act. A yet-to-be-determined number of positions will be added later this year to the Vangent call center in the East Hills Business Park, where operators will assist consumers purchasing insurance in the new online health care exchanges, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has confirmed. The jobs are a fraction of the 7,000-9,000 positions that will be created this fall nationwide at up to 14 call centers nationwide, some of which, including the one in Lawrence, currently handle Medicare-related queries. By Giles Bruce
QB Smith takes charge with Chiefs
May 16, 2013
It hasn’t taken long for Alex Smith to become the leader of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Letter: Wrong concept
May 16, 2013
Designating historic sites in old East Lawrence will not damper economic development.
Film screening revisits former Lawrence photographer’s project, ‘Revealed’
May 16, 2013
In the seven years since its first subjects were photographed in Lawrence, Scott Indermaur’s “Revealed” project has developed a resume spanning multiple states and artistic media. The project will have a homecoming of sorts this weekend, with a film screening at Unity Church. By Sara Shepherd
Interactive, collaborative art exhibit will string viewers along
May 16, 2013
What exactly does “String Theory” mean? An expected 70 artists and community groups will each contribute their interpretations in a collaborative art installation opening this week at the Lawrence Arts Center.
25 years ago: Semi tips over in busy Lawrence intersection
May 16, 2013
The accident had slowed traffic for about an hour.
Editorial: Gun law costly
May 16, 2013
It will be disappointing to shift needed resources to metal detectors and security screening.
Garden Calendar: Bees begin annual swarming
May 16, 2013
Over the next few weeks, honey bees will gradually become more active, and a swarm of them could end up in your yard.
Opinion: America forgetting Watergate’s lesson
May 16, 2013
The burglary occurred in 1972, the climax came in 1974, but 40 years ago this week — May 17, 1973 — the Senate Watergate hearings began exploring the nature of Richard Nixon’s administration.
Off the Beaten Plate: Menudo at Tres Mexicanos
May 16, 2013
The Tres Mexicanos menu describes this simply as “Special Mexican Soup.” It’s so special, in fact, that you can only get it on weekends, and not many — if any? — other Mexican restaurants in town serve it. By Sara Shepherd
40 years ago: Commissioners disagree on schedule, argue for open meetings
May 16, 2013
One commissioner wanted to discontinue the practice of unofficial “lunch meetings.”
The java experiment: Downtown resident opens Alchemy Coffee at 19th and Massachusetts
May 16, 2013
To see Benjamin Farmer at work is to know why he named his new coffee shop “Alchemy.” By Sara Shepherd
100 years ago: City cracks down on unleashed dogs
May 16, 2013
“Now they’re after Fido again.”
Longtime Royals broadcaster Fred White dies
May 16, 2013
Longtime Kansas City Royals broadcaster Fred White died Wednesday of complications from cancer. He was 76.
Letter: Upgrade needed
May 16, 2013
City Commission should back fiber internet projects in Lawrence.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of May 15
May 16, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Wednesday, May 15.
Letter: Follow money
May 16, 2013
Taxpayers taking hit with Fannie Mae
Performer deals with traumatic experience through art
May 16, 2013
Samin Son’s experience in military service provides the inspiration for the Toothpaste Action Series, a performance art/mixed-media show he is bringing to Lawrence this weekend.
Horoscopes for May 16
May 16, 2013
For Thursday, May 16: This year you see life from a renewed perspective. At times there could be some negativity around you, but you will do your best to find a more positive path or more suitable alternatives. If you are single, you meet people with ease. If you are attached, the two of you make a shift this year and head down a new path.