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12:00 a.m.
Iraq War veteran Johnathan Duncan, right, laughs with Michael Siroky, also an Iraq War veteran, as the two socialize with other vets on Thursday, May 24, 2013 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the new Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 852 building at 1801 Massachusetts. Duncan, who says he has experienced bouts of post traumatic stress disorder since his service, says he finds comfort in being able to assist other veterans by being involved in veterans issues and service activities. On Memorial Day, young veteran wants fellow citizens to think about cost of war
May 27, 2013
“Activated.” Even uttered in his father’s voice, the word hit Johnathan Duncan like a brick wall on a brisk October day in 2005. The Kansas National Guard’s 161st Field Artillery, Duncan’s unit, had been called into service in Iraq. “My first thought was, ‘I’m going to die,’” he said. By Adam Strunk
12:00 p.m.
The buffet at the Lawrence Public Library's May Cookbook Club meeting included dishes such as black bean salsa, guacamole made with garbanzo beans and shrimp ceviche. Attendees whipped up recipes to match the month's theme of Mexican cuisine. Library launches most delicious book club ever
May 27, 2013
It’s an unusual type of book club where you eat the answers to discussion questions. Don’t worry, though, there’s a twist to make them more palatable. At this club, instead of toting in matching books and paper handouts, your fellow members are probably packing a batch of cupcakes or a hot, steaming pan of enchiladas. By Sara Shepherd
3:40 p.m.
The drug conspiracy stretched across the country, as Kansas drug dealers obtained drugs from Northern California and brought them back to Lawrence, court documents allege. Day 2: From the Emerald Triangle to the Sunflower State
May 27, 2013
The thousands of pounds of marijuana that fueled a local drug-selling network arrived via a fertile pipeline of high-grade marijuana from the “Emerald Triangle,” a tri-county portion of Northern California known for prolific pot production. Through a sophisticated web of drug distribution involving fictitious businesses and a steady stream of Lawrence-area drug couriers, marijuana barrelled east to the Lawrence area, while millions in cash headed west to California, according to court documents. By Shaun Hittle and Ian Cummings

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Editorial: Too good?
After seeing the results of competitive bidding to build a new city recreation center, Kansas University officials may be taking a second look at their financial arrangements on Rock Chalk Park.
May 27, 2013
The public is awash in numbers related to the Rock Chalk Park deal, so perhaps it’s time to step back and isolate the various components.