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Weekday graduations get mixed reviews from parents and families
May 22, 2013
Some parents said the Lawrence school district’s decision to hold graduations in the middle of the week this year made it difficult for out-of-town relatives to attend the ceremonies. But others said the midweek schedule worked out better for them. By Peter Hancock
Free State students and parents share emotions at graduation
May 22, 2013
Graduation marked a bittersweet moment for students and parents alike at Free State High School’s 16th commencement ceremony. As seniors looked forward to future, parents still wonder where the time went. By Peter Hancock
KU football adds Miami Ohio wide receiver Nick Harwell
06:09 p.m., May 22, 2013 Updated 12:28 a.m.
Former Miami Ohio receiver Nick Harwell will be transferring to Kansas University, KU officials confirmed Wednesday evening. By Matt Tait
Republican tax plans would increase state revenue, analyses say
May 22, 2013
Tax plans being considered by House and Senate Republican leaders would increase tax revenue coming to the state by $497 million to $821 million over a five-year period. By Scott Rothschild
Two men face charges in Sunday morning shooting
May 22, 2013
Two Topeka men arrested Monday are facing charges in connection with a shooting in Lawrence early Sunday morning that left two other men in critical condition. No updates on the gunshot victims’ conditions have been available since Monday, when one was reported to be in critical, but stable, condition. But on Wednesday, Douglas County prosecutors said the men remained hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Ian Cummings
City commissioner wants review of city’s storm shelter policies in wake of Oklahoma tornado
May 22, 2013
At least one Lawrence city commissioner wants an examination of what would happen if Lawrence was hit by a tornado similar in scale — almost 1.5 miles wide — to the one that ripped through Moore, Okla. By Chad Lawhorn
Hillcrest teacher honored with annual ‘Bobs’ Award’
May 22, 2013
Hillcrest School kindergarten teacher Ryan McAdoo has received the 2013 ‘Bobs’ Award’ from the Lawrence Schools Foundation. The $10,000 award is named after two anonymous benefactors who shared the first name Bob. By Peter Hancock
Chase near Tonganoxie ends with one man taken into custody
May 22, 2013
A vehicle chase Wednesday morning near Tonganoxie ended with one man being taken into custody.
Royals rally to end skid
May 22, 2013
Mike Moustakas tied it with an RBI single before George Kottaras walked with the bases-loaded to drive in the go-ahead run in a four-run eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night to end a four-game skid.
‘Killer B’s’ fit in at FSHS
Free State softball welcoming to newbies Bermel, Byers
May 22, 2013
As newcomers to Free State High’s softball program this season, sophomore Emily Bermel and freshman Emily Byers didn’t quite know what to expect from the strangers they would be calling their teammates. By Benton Smith
Last hurrah: KU baseball’s Jordan Dreiling feels sense of urgency
May 22, 2013
The fact that Joradn Dreiling still is playing the game he loves is a testament to his determination. By Matt Tait
Tarik Black strong, physical
May 22, 2013
The words “big, strong and physical” appeared on the University of Tulsa’s scouting report of former Memphis center Tarik Black last college basketball season. By Gary Bedore
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of May 21
May 22, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Tuesday, May 21.
25 years ago: Article discusses demographic of ‘working poor’
May 22, 2013
“What we really need to do is create more jobs with adequate wages.”
40 years ago: KU Commencement cut short by stormy weather
May 22, 2013
“Bachelor’s degrees had gone to 3,054 students this year, the largest class that KU had yet graduated.”
100 years ago: Exhausted man rescued after collapse on railroad tracks
May 22, 2013
“The man had become exhausted from walking.”
Editorial: Judicial joust
Legislative leaders upset with the Kansas Supreme Court are fighting back with proposals for fundamental changes to the state’s judiciary.
May 22, 2013
The good news is that it’s unlikely the Kansas Legislature will take further action during its current session to alter the powers or selection process for the Kansas Supreme Court. However, three bills introduced by the House Federal and State Affairs Committee last week almost guarantee a heated ideological battle next year about the role and significance of the state’s highest court.
Opinion: Syria rebels seek bargaining power
May 22, 2013 in print edition on A9
It’s a rule of thumb in Middle East conflicts that whenever peace talks are announced, each side steps up the fighting so it can grab as much territory as possible before the cease-fire lines are drawn.
Horoscopes for May 22
May 22, 2013
For Wednesday, May 22: This year you become very aware of your social interactions. You want more from your relationships, and you approach life with a greater understanding and lightness. If you are single, you’ll meet someone who could become very special to you. If you are attached, you are likely to fulfill one of your goals together.