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Kansas rowing places fourth at C-USA
May 18, 2013
Kansas University placed fourth at the 11-team Conference USA Rowing Championship on Saturday, and KU’s Olivia Kinet was named to the All-Conference USA team.
KU golfer 8th at regional
May 18, 2013
Kansas University senior Chris Gilbert birdied two of the last three holes and tied for eighth at the Fayetteville Regional, but he fell short of qualifying for the NCAAs.
Utah walks off with 1-0 baseball win over KU
May 18, 2013
Utah strung together three infield singles in the bottom of the ninth to score the only run in a 1-0 nonconference baseball victory over Kansas University on Saturday at Spring Mobile Ballpark.
Broken records: Free State swims to second at state
11:44 p.m., May 18, 2013 Updated 11:13 a.m.
On a day she had one of the best individual swimming performances in school history, Free State High’s Courtney Caldwell was happiest with one of her relays — and how her teammates responded to adversity in the middle of a race. By Jesse Newell
A’s, Milone silence Royals
May 18, 2013
Brandon Moss hit a tiebreaking triple in the sixth inning to help Tommy Milone outduel Ervin Santana, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals, 2-1, on Saturday night.
Old school: Oxbow denies Orb’s Triple Crown bid
May 18, 2013
A pair of not so over-the-hill Hall of Famers pulled off a huge upset in the Preakness and ended any hopes of a Triple Crown attempt at the Belmont Stakes.
Wheel Genius: Roadwork planned for this week
May 18, 2013
Roadwork planned for the week of May 19.
Lawrence High School scholarship winners
May 18, 2013
The following list, provided by the school, includes graduating seniors who won scholarships. Students pictured at right are winners of local scholarships.
Gas prices approach record highs
May 18, 2013
Let the grumbling at the pumps commence. Just in time for Memorial Day weekend gas prices have jumped by more than 50 cents during the last two weeks in Kansas to $3.91 a gallon. Gas in Lawrence was $3.89 a gallon as of Saturday. By Adam Strunk
Weekend wrap-up: Lawrence man sentenced in strange burglary; Jefferson County woman guilty of abusing 2-year-old girl
May 18, 2013
A wrap-up of recent court cases: a Jefferson County woman found guilty of injuring a 2-year-old girl; and a Lawrence man is sentenced to probation in one of Lawrence’s strangest police calls this year.
Graduation brings a boom weekend for local businesses before the quieter days of summer
May 18, 2013
As another crop of students throw their caps in their air during graduation weekend, the influx of family members and other visitors creates a boom for local businesses. The flip side of that equation is that thousands of high school and college students will leave town — either for good, or for the summer — taking millions of dollars with them. It’s an economic reality that, local businesses say, affects some more than others. By Ian Cummings
Missouri man dies of injuries after Saturday motorcycle accident
09:50 a.m., May 18, 2013 Updated 07:03 p.m.
Gerald Strait, 74, of Stover Mo., has died of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident that occurred around 7:18 a.m. Saturday near mile marker 203 in North Lawrence, according to KTA officials.
Past and present Jayhawk athletes set to graduate Sunday
May 18, 2013
Former Kansas University basketball guard Billy Thomas is one of 63 KU athletes who will take part in graduation ceremonies on Sunday in Memorial Stadium.
Kansas men’s golfer Gilbert moves up at NCAA regional
May 18, 2013
Kansas University golfer Chris Gilbert moved up nine places Friday after carding an even-par 72 in the second round of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional.
Firebirds girls win regional track title; city athletes qualify for state
May 18, 2013
For some high school track and field athletes, earning a trip to state with a top-four regional finish is nothing new. The state veterans from Free State and Lawrence knew nothing would be guaranteed Friday at a Class 6A regional at LHS, and showed no lack of satisfaction upon getting back to the ultimate meet next weekend in Wichita. Still, the Firebirds and Lions who became first-time state qualifiers made it clear the bliss of that moment is unique. By Benton Smith
Mother, son to graduate from KU together Sunday
May 18, 2013
Fatimah Al Ghafli and her son Salam have been side by side for much of the past four years as they’ve studied at KU. And they’ll be side by side again Sunday, when they both will graduate. By Matt Erickson
Photography project reveals much about human condition, creator
May 18, 2013
Seven years ago, Scott Indermaur set out to do a weekend-long photo project on spirituality. Now, a book, radio show and museum exhibit later, he’s learned more about his fellow man, and himself, than he ever could have imagined. Indermaur is screening a documentary about the project, “Revealed,” at Unity Church, 900 Madeline Lane, in his former hometown of Lawrence on Sunday. By Giles Bruce
40 years ago: Teenager suffers accident at local industrial plant
May 18, 2013
The injury had involved a box-folding machine at E and E Specialties.
100 years ago: City council discusses movie-house licenses, speed limits, South Park
May 18, 2013
“Following the session of the council the members, city officials and the press adjourned to Councilman Rocklund’s hostelry.”
A’s hold off Royals, 2-1
May 18, 2013
Adam Rosales hit a go-ahead home run leading off the eighth inning, Josh Donaldson also connected and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals, 2-1, on Friday night.
Simons’ Saturday Column: How does KU rank in customer satisfaction?
May 18, 2013
This is a very special weekend in Lawrence as thousands of students from around the country and abroad will be participating in commencement activities at Kansas University.
Letter: Sweet deal
May 18, 2013
Lawrence is one of the few communities in Kansas that is served by more than two Internet providers. Unlike Topeka, Wichita, Salina and Manhattan, Lawrence has a local Internet provider that isn’t the phone company or the cable company.
Letter: HIV testing
May 18, 2013
A May 12 Journal-World editorial titled “Shirking state” omitted important information regarding changes to HIV testing operations in Kansas. Douglas County continues to have a publicly funded HIV testing site.
Faith Forum: Who is your favorite lesser-known Bible character and why?
May 18, 2013
The Rev. David Rivers and the Rev. Marshall Lackrone answer.
Lawrence City Commission agenda for May 21 meeting
May 18, 2013
6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence City Hall
Opinion: Benghazi triggers a major credibility crisis
May 18, 2013 in print edition on A7
Note to GOP re Benghazi: Stop calling it Watergate, Iran-Contra, bigger than both, etc. First, it might well be, but we don’t know. History will judge. Second, overhyping will only diminish the importance of the scandal if it doesn’t meet presidency-breaking standards. Third, focusing on the political effects simply plays into the hands of Democrats desperately claiming that this is nothing but partisan politics.
25 years ago: Linwood High School celebrates final graduation
May 18, 2013
The next class would graduate from the newly named Basehor-Linwood High School.
Horoscopes for May 18
May 18, 2013
For Saturday, May 18: This year you have an opportunity to unleash unusual creativity and flow. This surge of imagination could be triggered from a class or some organization of interest. If you are single, you could meet someone while pursuing a new hobby or interest. If you are attached, your sweetie might not believe all of the changes that are occurring.