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Opinion: Wayne Selden sizes up recruits
May 21, 2013
Wayne Selden, the second-highest-ranked recruit in Kansas University’s next basketball recruiting class, sizes up his classmates. By Tom Keegan
City commissioner wants state to revoke nightclub’s liquor license
May 21, 2013
At least one Lawrence city commissioner is calling on the city to look at ways of revoking the license of a nightclub that might have played a role in a Sunday morning shooting that left two men in critical condition.
City accepts recreation center bids, but won’ t proceed with building until Fritzel provides infrastructure costs
May 21, 2013
On a 4-1 vote, commissioners approved accepting the $10.5 million low bid from Fritzel’s Gene Fritzel Construction Company to construct the actual recreation center building. But the approval came with a caveat: The city would not sign the construction contract with the Fritzel firm until the city has received a firm quote on the infrastructure costs for the recreation center and the adjacent Rock Chalk Park development. By Chad Lawhorn
LHS graduates bid ‘a farewell, but not a goodbye’
May 21, 2013
Lawrence High School celebrated its 139th commencement ceremony Tuesday night in ceremonies at the high school stadium. From there, they’ll scatter in many directions, but will always keep memories of their school and friends. By Peter Hancock
House Republican leaders propose 1.5 percent cut to higher education for each of next two fiscal years
May 21, 2013
Budgets for the state’s public universities, including Kansas University, would be cut 1.5 percent for each of the next two fiscal years under a deal approved by Republican budget leaders on Tuesday. By Scott Rothschild
Local organizations aim to support tornado victims
May 21, 2013
Lawrence residents can empathize with the citizens of Moore, Okla.: Both live in Tornado Alley and are thus both particularly susceptible to the whims of Mother Nature. That’s why many local people spent time Tuesday figuring out how they could help those in the Oklahoma City suburb, which was leveled by an EF5 tornado Monday that left two dozen people dead and many more injured and homeless. By Giles Bruce
Budget cuts force Head Start to close Edgewood Homes facility
May 21, 2013
The Head Start preschool at the Edgewood Homes housing complex will close this month due to federal budget cuts known as “sequestration.” The Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority hopes to find another day care provider to replace it. By Peter Hancock
Gomez child abuse sentencing set for June; judge denies motion to reduce sentence
May 21, 2013
After a series of delays, the sentencing of an Illinois man convicted of tying up two of his children last June in the parking lot of a Lawrence Walmart has been scheduled for June 19. On Tuesday, a judge denied a motion by the defense aimed at reducing the sentence in the case, upholding a plea agreement reached in December. Ian Cummings
LHS student earns perfect ACT score
May 21, 2013
Brooke Braman, Lawrence High junior, achieved a perfect score of 36 on the ACT exam.
Lawrencians adjust to interim library location
May 21, 2013
It’s been four months since the Lawrence Public Library moved into the former Borders location at 700 New Hampshire St., which will be its temporary home until its $19 million expansion is completed in summer 2014. Local residents are trafficking the interim facility at roughly the same rate as the old one, officials say. By Giles Bruce
Will of the people
May 21, 2013 in print edition on A8
“Is Lawrence going to be like Dodge City in the days of the OK Corral?” asked Thursday’s editorial in response to the new Kansas law allowing concealed carry even in city buildings and on the Kansas University campus. Oh, that it would resemble Dodge City of the 1880s or Tombstone, Ariz., in the days of the OK Corral!
Moran seeking fall interns for D.C., Kansas offices
May 21, 2013
U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., is seeking interns to work in his Washington, D.C., and Kansas offices in the fall, his office announced Tuesday.
KU baseball gets involved in Moore, Okla., relief effort
Start of Big 12 tourney delayed a day because of storm’s devastation
May 21, 2013
The Big 12 Conference on Tuesday announced that this week’s Big 12 baseball tournament in Oklahoma City would be pushed back a day out of respect for the victims of the tornado that devastated residents of Moore, Okla., just south of the city. Rather than using the extra day to rest, the Kansas University baseball team jumped right into the relief effort. By Matt Tait
Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of indecent liberties with a child
May 21, 2013
A 21-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Monday afternoon on suspicion of indecent liberties with a child.
40 years ago: Outgoing KU chancellor receives tributes from alumni
May 21, 2013
It was announced that the Space Technology Building would be named after Chancellor Nichols.
100 years ago: Fraternity recovers stolen property
May 21, 2013
“The boys believe that they have been made the ‘goats’ of a practical joke.”
Letter: State of vagueness
May 21, 2013
A recent editorial by the Lawrence Journal-World took aim at the decision-making process involving the proposed Rock Chalk Park & Bliss Concession endeavors out on the sprawling edge of town to the west.
Letter: Serious issue
May 21, 2013
Defeatist comments about concealed carry on Kansas university campuses, from Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Fred Logan Jr., are cause for alarm. The financial implications of the exemption expiration are too great to ignore.
Editorial: Hometown pride
May 21, 2013
Congratulations to Lawrence High School graduate Sri Srinivasan, whose nomination for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Thursday unanimously sailed through the Senate Judiciary Committee and is headed to the full Senate.
Letter: Revenue figures
May 21, 2013
There has been a lot of coverage in the last few days regarding the lower-than-expected bids to complete the Rock Chalk Park recreation center. Many on the City Commission seem to be ecstatic but not sure why the original estimates were so far off.
Opinion: Amid crisis, Europe resists extremism
May 21, 2013 in print edition on A9
It hardly qualifies as breaking news that Europe is in the middle of a deep and protracted economic contraction. When a story, no matter how shocking, goes on for years, the natural inclination is to let it fade to the background of our awareness. But a visit to Spain — even to one of the cities where the economic tragedy does a good job of hiding behind hordes of tourists and beautiful architecture — is a reminder of the extent of the disaster that has befallen Europe, until recently one of the world’s most prosperous regions.
Midwifery 101: Options for pregnant women
May 21, 2013
When a woman is having a baby, planning begins long before the baby is due. For many women, part of the planning process includes deciding whether to use a physician or a midwife. In Lawrence, women have the option to use certified nurse midwives or lay midwives, and to have an at-home birth or hospital birth. By Meagan Thomas
25 years ago: Proposed riverfront project to be announced
May 21, 2013
The identity of the developer and the size and nature of the project were to be confirmed soon.
Horoscopes for May 21
May 21, 2013
For Tuesday, May 21: This year you often surprise others in special ways. You could throw a surprise birthday party, show up randomly at a family member’s door or just do the unexpected. If you are single, a friend could be instrumental in forming a relationship this year. If you are attached, maintain your friendship as well as your romantic relationship.