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Kansas baseball shuts out TCU, earns trip to Big 12 title game
11:59 p.m., May 25, 2013 Updated 01:21 a.m.
Michael Suiter hit a two-run home run and four Kansas pitchers combined on a shutout as the Jayhawks beat TCU 4-0 Saturday night to reach the Big 12 championship game.
Lawrence man killed by train in Iowa
May 25, 2013
Authorities have identified a man killed by a train in western Iowa as a Lawrence, Kan., man.
Veritas graduation celebrates faith, family
May 25, 2013
Seven students received their high school diplomas today during Veritas Christian School’s 10th graduation ceremony. Students say the small classes and intensive instruction give them a sense of family while strengthening their faith. By Peter Hancock
Free State girls capture 6A state track title; Harmon-Thomas adds two more
11:33 a.m., May 25, 2013 Updated 12:40 a.m.
The Free State girls claimed their first state track and field title with 94 team points, easily outdistancing second-place Olathe East (81.5). By Jesse Newell
Kansas baseball moves to 2-0 in Big 12 tournament
May 25, 2013
Kansas University struggled to end the baseball regular season, but it’s starting off the postseason with a bang. The sixth-seeded Jayhawks beat second-seeded Oklahoma State, 5-3, in a game that ended early Saturday morning to improve to 2-0 in their pool of the Big 12 tournament.
Angels upend Royals, 5-2
May 25, 2013
Mike Trout had his 21st multi-hit game, Jason Vargas pitched into the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Friday night to extend their winning streak to six games.
Tongie high jumper three-peats
May 25, 2013
In her last two trips to state, Tonganoxie High’s Jenny Whitledge left Wichita State University with a high-jump title. The stakes reached an all-time high in her final visit to Cessna Stadium, but once again she found herself on the top step of the podium.
Goodrich makes opening-day roster
May 25, 2013
Former Kansas University point guard Angel Goodrich was named Friday to the opening-day roster of the Tulsa Shock.
Bill Self: Security tricky subject
May 25, 2013
Longtime college basketball coach/ESPN announcer Seth Greenberg on Friday asked Kansas University’s Bill Self if it’s time schools create a new position called “director of security.” By Gary Bedore
No problem: Harmon-Thomas puts FSHS girls track in first
May 25, 2013
Free State High’s Alexa Harmon-Thomas breezed to a prelim victory in the 100 hurdles, and that kick-started an impressive day for the junior, who went on to win the long jump and finish second in the high jump.
How former Jayhawk fared in May 24 NBA game
May 25, 2013
How the former Kansas University player fared in the NBA playoff game on May 24, 2013.
Lawrence pastor seeks to reconnect youth to NAACP
May 25, 2013
Rev. Delmar White, pastor of the Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church in Lawrence, was recently elected the new president of the Topeka chapter of the NAACP. One of his goals is to reconnect young people to a civil rights organization that most may know only through history books. By Peter Hancock
25 years ago: Second-oldest church in Lawrence threatened with demolition
May 25, 2013
Local preservationists were calling it a “sad development.”
40 years ago: Tentative plans made for Clinton Lake development
May 25, 2013
Land use plans for the Clinton Lake area were beginning to take shape.
100 years ago: Duck eggs, water transport, and a cistern full of hard cider
May 25, 2013
“Mrs. Alex Banks has just achieved in the hatching line something that is unusual.”
Police department’s case for a new facility not likely to show on next year’s budget, officials say
May 25, 2013
Last Wednesday, a chunk of ceiling in a Lawrence police captain’s office came crashing down and made a mess. The leaky roof above is being fixed, but police say they’ve outgrown their facilities, some of which were never designed for police work. City officials say they know the department needs a police station of its own, but it could take time to find the money. More than likely, they won’t find it in next year’s budget. Ian Cummings
Nurse on Royals’ K-Crew revives girl
May 25, 2013
A pediatric nurse said Friday she was in the right place at the right time to revive a 14-year-old girl who collapsed while dancing in the upper deck during a Kansas City Royals game.
Simons’ Saturday Column: KU’s legislative lobbying effort lacks clout, continuity
May 25, 2013
The headline states, “KU changing lobbying strategy in middle of state budget fight.” The story said Kansas University officials have decided to change their lobbying tactics with members of the Kansas Legislature by putting long-time contract lobbyist Kathy Damron, figuratively speaking, out to pasture and reassigning her to focus on outreach with “key stakeholders and community leaders across Kansas on behalf of the university.”
Around and About for May 25, 2013
May 25, 2013
Evan Taylor, of Lawrence, was awarded a Bachelor of Arts cum laude degree during Creighton University’s commencement ceremony on May 18 in Omaha, Neb.
Club Magic manager says he’s trying to turn around a new business at an old, and troubled, location
May 25, 2013
Sean Hall will be the first to agree that Club Magic has problems. Two months after taking over as general manager of a club at a long-troubled location, he’s seen a shooting victim bleeding in the parking lot. City officials have called for action against the nightclub, which Hall says is unfair because the shooting happened elsewhere. Even so, Hall said he is making changes at the club to make it work for the community. By Ian Cummings
Faith Forum: Can prayer really heal people?
May 25, 2013
The Rev. Dr. Pam Morrison and the Rev. Shaun LePage answer.
Opinion: NYC has seen enough of Anthony Weiner
May 25, 2013 in print edition on A9
Anthony Weiner, I’m looking at you, so stop tweeting for a minute and put the cameras away. Mark Sanford, I don’t care if you won, you should listen, too. And so should anybody else running for office, because I’m about to explain The Five Rules Candidates Should Follow.
Opinion: Discrimination more than just poor service
May 25, 2013 in print edition on A9
“Horrible customer service.” That’s what the newly fired IRS commissioner averred was the agency’s only sin in singling out conservative political groups for discriminatory treatment.
Horoscopes for May 25
May 25, 2013
For Saturday, May 25: This year you display more black-and-white thinking than in previous years. You also tend to weigh problems from opposing views. If you are single, you might attract someone who really likes one side of your personality. If you are attached, your transformation could throw your sweetie for a loop.