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Homers carry Angels past K.C.
May 23, 2013
Mike Trout and Albert Pujols hit solo home runs, and Mark Trumbo hit a two-run shot to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 Thursday night.
KU baseball tops West Virginia in Big 12 tourney opener
10:03 p.m., May 23, 2013 Updated 12:09 a.m.
The Kansas University baseball team snapped a six-game losing streak with a 7-2 victory over No. 3 seed West Virginia in the opening game of pool play at the Big 12 tournament in Oklahoma City on Thursday night.
Senate Republicans approve sales tax increase, cuts in income tax rates, lower food sales tax
May 23, 2013
The Kansas Senate, with only Republican support, on Thursday approved a tax plan that will increase taxes by $879 million over the next 5 years. By Scott Rothschild
Lawrence prepares for unofficial start of summer
May 23, 2013
Memorial Day weekend is upon us, the time each year when Americans fill up the pool, dust off the grill and load up the family in the car for an abbreviated vacation. Several events are planned locally to celebrate the holiday, in which we remember U.S. soldiers lost in battle and mark the unofficial start to summer. By Giles Bruce
CEO Gene Meyer honored for leading Lawrence Memorial Hospital to success
May 23, 2013
Gene Meyer has led Lawrence Memorial Hospital through one of its most successful periods, when it expanded significantly and was recognized for everything from financial performance to cancer research. In helping to create a high-quality medical center for the people of Lawrence, Meyer was honored with the Lawrence Kiwanis Club’s Substantial Citizen Award in a ceremony Thursday at the Lawrence Country Club. By Giles Bruce
Long-term plan suggests toll lanes on K-10 corridor
May 23, 2013
A long-term plan released by the Kansas Department of Transportation envisions widening K-10 between Lawrence and Kansas City by adding “high occupancy toll,” or HOT lanes, in each direction. But that may not happen until 2030 or later. By Peter Hancock
59 minors, several local businesses, cited for alcohol violations in state regulator’s patrols in May
May 23, 2013
Four patrols by the Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control agency early this month cited 59 minors for illegally possessing alcohol, while four bars and one liquor store were cited for providing it, according to a report from DCCCA, a Lawrence-based drug and alcohol treatment provider that helped organize four patrols by the state regulatory agency. By Ian Cummings
Theatre Lawrence warns customers of credit card information stolen in cyber attack
May 23, 2013
A Lawrence theater warned Thursday that patrons who bought tickets through its online ticketing agency might have had their credit card information stolen in a cyber attack. Ian Cummings
Former Lawrence resident Sri Srinivasan confirmed for prestigious D.C. Court of Appeals
May 23, 2013
After five years of trying, President Barack Obama has placed his first nominee on a key appeals court.
Local Board of Realtors collecting items today for tornado survivors in Oklahoma City area
May 23, 2013
The Lawrence Board of Realtors today is accepting donations of needed items for tornado victims in the Oklahoma City area.
Families invited to free ‘Wild Gardens’ event at KU Natural History Museum
May 23, 2013
Families can learn a bit about the science behind gardening as the summer months approach at a free event at the Kansas University Natural History Museum this weekend.
Free State softball confident in championship chances at state
May 23, 2013
The softball players at Free State High know a state championship-caliber team when they see one. The Firebirds went head-to-head with the past two Class 6A title winners, Sunflower League adversaries Olathe East (2012) and Olathe Northwest (2011). Beginning today, Free State will try to earn the league’s third straight 6A crown. By Benton Smith
No consensus on McLemore’s draft position after lottery
May 23, 2013
Former Kansas University star Ben McLemore will likely be taken near the top of this year’s NBA draft, but he may no longer be a lock for the first few picks after the draft order was set Tuesday night. By Gary Bedore
U.S.’ largest tanker base to be in Wichita
May 23, 2013
McConnell Air Force Base was selected Wednesday as the main operating site for the Air Force’s new KC-46A air refueling tanker, making Wichita home to the U.S. military’s largest tanker base in the world.
State coaches name Lions’ Green player of the year
May 23, 2013
The Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches has named Lawrence High junior catcher Drew Green the 2013 Player of the Year.
Administrator to lead shift toward ‘technology-rich’ classrooms
12:00 a.m., May 23, 2013 Updated 09:51 p.m.
Assistant Superintendent Angelique Kobler will lead the Lawrence school district’s transition to more technology-based classrooms. The effort was made possible by the recently-passed $92.5 million bond issue. By Peter Hancock
100 years ago: ‘The vulturous Kaw triumped’ over Billie Bob Atkinson
May 23, 2013
“The child was helpless in the fight against the waters.”
Fab 5: Desserts with bacon
May 23, 2013
Bacon: it’s not just for club sandwiches anymore. Putting it in sweet treats, it seems, is now what you might call “a thing” (even Sonic’s doing it). Here are five savory/sweet tastebud trips to be had in Lawrence. By Sara Shepherd
Arrest made in death of former Jayhawk McMillan
May 23, 2013
An arrest has been made in the death of former Kansas University football and NFL player David McMillan III, police in suburban Atlanta say.
Our Town Sports (May 23)
May 23, 2013
Here’s a look at Our Town Sports for May 23.
Editorial: Guns, speech
May 23, 2013
Various loopholes may limit the impact of a bill that bans the use of state funds to promote or oppose gun-control measures, but the measure reflects a disregard for free speech that should concern Kansas residents.
Pale Hearts’ first album runs gamut of emotions
May 23, 2013
Sometimes, when a certain song comes on, you don’t know whether to dance or to cry. Pale Hearts aims to give people a little something for both urges.
Buran Theatre brings nightmares to Naismith Drive
Traveling theater group recasts show for each performance
May 23, 2013
The Buran Theatre Company is a traveling theater with a twist. Where a regular touring company casts a show, rehearses, and then takes it on the road, Buran starts from scratch at each location. They’ll be performing this weekend at the Inge Theater on the KU campus performing “Nightmares: A Demonstration of the Sublime.”
25 years ago: In spite of objections, commissioners pass rural building code
May 23, 2013
“I don’t want any inspector coming in and telling me I did something wrong.”
40 years ago: Fun water feature installed in South Park wading pool
May 23, 2013
The porpoise’s job was to cool off the children, but they also frequently sat on him.
Astros knock down Royals again, 3-1
May 23, 2013
The Houston Astros got another good outing from their starting pitcher, and their bullpen was just fine for a change. J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer off James Shields, Jordan Lyles pitched six effective innings and the Astros beat the Kansas City Royals, 3-1, on Wednesday night.
Opinion: Why gay role models matter
May 23, 2013 in print edition on A11
Mark Carson was shot in the face because he’s gay. His alleged killer, 33-year old Elliot Morales, is said to have confronted Carson, 32, and a companion, in New York’s Greenwich Village last Friday night, yelling antigay slurs. When Carson walked away, Morales reportedly followed and shot him. Morales was arrested by police after a foot chase.
Opinion: Appointments negate NLRB actions
May 23, 2013 in print edition on A11
Early in an opinion issued recently by a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Judge A. Raymond Randolph says: “Although the parties have not raised it, one issue needs to be resolved before we turn to the merits of the case.” The issue he raised but could not resolve — that is up to the Supreme Court — illuminates the Obama administration’s George Wallace-like lawlessness. It also demonstrates the judiciary’s duty to restrain presidents who forget the oath they swear to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.”
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of May 22
May 23, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in the NBA playoff game of Wednesday, May 22.
Off the Beaten Plate: Black Forest Crepe at A.B.’s
May 23, 2013
These are not the crepes of French street carts, folded in paper and easy to eat while walking. They come on plates piled with creamy, syrupy, cheesy toppings. By Sara Shepherd
Garden Calendar: City proposes alternating irrigation schedules
May 23, 2013
Wise watering saves time and money, grows healthier plants, and could help to reduce the need for future expensive infrastructure from your water provider.
Horoscopes for May 23
May 23, 2013
For Thursday, May 23: This year your interactions with loved ones come to the forefront. You are a bundle of energy and fun, but you’ll discover the need to slow down when it’s necessary. If you are single, you will attract someone who is on the same page as you. If you are attached, the two of you often connect when you are less intense.