Archive for Monday, May 20, 2013

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12:22 a.m.
Johnny Surrette, a graduating senior from Eudora High School, has a summer job working at Crown Automotive, 3430 Iowa St. Surrette washes a vehicle at Crown Toyota on Thursday. Summer job outlook good, not great
May 20, 2013
Local high school and college students’ chances of finding work has definitely improved since the immediate aftermath of the Great Recession. In Lawrence, businesses seem to be picking up their hiring compared to recent years, though experts say the employment environment is a long ways from what it was in boom times. By Giles Bruce
11:19 a.m.
Jack Riegle, Theatre Lawrence’s longtime technical director and one of two members of its Volunteer Hall of Fame, and Ron Chinn work in the scene shop at Theatre Lawrence, 1501 New Hampshire St. Volunteers help move Lawrence institution — Theatre Lawrence
May 19, 2013
The sweaty volunteers streamed by, one wearing a green cat head, another carrying a cymbal, another an old painting. It was moving day for Theatre Lawrence, one of many over the past three weekends as the local institution relocates more than three decades worth of props, costumes and equipment to its new home in West Lawrence. And it’s all being done with the help of volunteers, some of whom have no affiliation with the former Lawrence Community Theatre, which has been at 1501 New Hampshire St. since 1984. By Giles Bruce
8:36 p.m.
A woman carries a child through a field near the collapsed Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2013. The relationship between the woman and the child was not immediately known. A tornado as much as half a mile (.8 kilometers) wide with winds up to 200 mph (320 kph) roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school. (AP Photo Sue Ogrocki) Crews race to find survivors of Oklahoma twister
5:24 p.m., May 20, 2013 Updated 1:59 p.m.
Emergency crews searched the broken remnants of an Oklahoma City suburb Tuesday for survivors of a massive tornado that flattened homes and demolished an elementary school. At least 24 people were killed, including at least nine children, and those numbers were expected to climb. The state medical examiner’s office cut the estimated death toll by more than half but warned that the number was likely to climb again. Gov. Mary Fallin said authorities did not know how many people were still missing, but they vowed to account for every resident. The Associated Press

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