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Kansas men’s golfer Gilbert named All-Region
May 28, 2013
The Golf Coaches Association of America named Kansas University senior golfer Chris Gilbert to a PING All-Region Team Tuesday.
KU women’s track still No. 1; men move to 15th
May 28, 2013
The Kansas University women’s track and field team held its No. 1 ranking for another week, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Tuesday.
Lawrence Raiders fall, 8-2, in 2013 opener
May 28, 2013
The Lawrence Raiders fell to the Topeka Golden Giants, 8-2, in their baseball season opener Tuesday night.
LHS football adjusts without last year’s stars
May 28, 2013
If the Lawrence High football team that left the field after its second-round playoff loss this past fall remained intact, the Lions’ first week of summer break would feel a little bit more like vacation. The top offensive weapons from a team that went 8-3 are gone, so of course the team that took the field Tuesday morning at LHS for the first day of camp looked noticeably different. But Lawrence’s newly appointed veterans didn’t seem to be bothered by the development. By Benton Smith
Royals’ home slide hits 10
May 28, 2013
Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer against his former team, rookie Tyler Lyons made another dazzling start, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Kansas City, 4-1, on Tuesday night for the Royals’ 10th consecutive home defeat.
Basketball notebook: Top 2014 recruit considers KU
May 28, 2013
Stanley Johnson, a top prospect in the Class of 2014 from the West Coast, is showing interest in Kansas University, calling the Jayhawks a “wild card” in his recruitment. Notes by Gary Bedore
Chiefs’ workouts paying dividends
May 28, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs began their final week of voluntary workouts Tuesday, though you wouldn’t know they’ve been voluntary by the attendance.
Opinion: Miller’s return proves pull of KU
May 28, 2013
The easy path back to Division I football would have taken Darrian Miller, a major talent at running back, elsewhere. That way, his having been run from the program by new coach Charlie Weis would not become a big part of the story. Miller didn’t take that path and that speaks to the pull Kansas University has on those who taste it. Column by Tom Keegan
How former Jayhawks fared in May 28 NBA games
May 28, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Tuesday’s NBA playoff game.
City hears pitch for policy limiting use of drones by police department
May 28, 2013
Lawrence city commissioners were urged to become one of the few cities in the country adopting a policy limiting the use of drones by police departments and other city agencies.
City to look at 10th and Kentucky area for temporary transit location
May 28, 2013
City commissioners on Tuesday agreed to reopen the debate of where to temporarily relocate the city’s main transfer station once its current location near Ninth and New Hampshire becomes unavailable due to construction of multi-story hotel downtown.
Lawrence district names assistant superintendent for technology programs
May 28, 2013
Jerri Kemble has been named to the new position of assistant superintendent for educational technology programs in the Lawrence school district. She is currently superintendent and K-12 principal in the Centre school district in Marion County. By Peter Hancock
City refuses to change local law to comply with state law allowing concealed carry of knives
May 28, 2013
Calling the state’s actions “asinine,” Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday refused to fall in line with a new state law that allows people to bring switchblades, daggers and other knives into bars and public places.
Tornadoes hit northern Kansas for second day
04:28 p.m., May 28, 2013 Updated 11:47 p.m.
Powerful storms that dropped tornadoes and hail pounded parts of northern Kansas on Tuesday, a second straight day of violent weather in the region.
Another tax increase bites the dust in the House; Democrats call for end to session
May 28, 2013
The Kansas House on Tuesday rejected an $857 million tax increase, throwing the overtime session into further turmoil. By Scott Rothschild
Ottawa woman sentenced in federal prescription drug case tied to death
May 28, 2013
A 37-year-old Ottawa woman was sentenced Tuesday to 18 years in federal prison for her role in a prescription drug case that was tied to a man’s 2009 overdose death. By Shaun Hittle
Law enforcement Torch Run raises money for Kansas Special Olympics athletes
May 28, 2013
Douglas County law enforcement officers ran from Lawrence to Ottawa Tuesday as part of their annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise money for athletes competing in the Kansas Special Olympics. For them, the Torch Run is an opportunity to support local athletes who have competed in the summer games, including champion weightlifter Brady Tanner, of Lawrence. By Ian Cummings
Four people die in traffic accident in central Kansas
May 28, 2013
Four people are dead and a young child seriously injured after their sports utility vehicle hit a parked semi-trailer truck in central Kansas.
Tornado watch issued; more rain and storms expected during next couple of days
12:31 p.m., May 28, 2013 Updated 02:28 p.m.
After a rainy Memorial Day, more storms are expected during the next few days. By Shaun Hittle
Douglas County to consider temporary exemption from concealed-carry law
May 28, 2013
Douglas County commissioners will vote Wednesday on seeking an exemption from the state’s new concealed-carry law until at least Jan. 1. Without the exemption, people with permits would be allowed to carry concealed weapons into county-owned facilities starting July 1. By Peter Hancock
Opinion: KU doctoral grad sees lack of faculty support
May 28, 2013 in print edition on A9
The recent Saturday Column on Kansas University and customer satisfaction (Journal-World, May 18) deserves an investigative report, but my experiences with this university will have to suffice. Here are a few personal responses to his rhetorical questions.
Former KU running back Darrian Miller returning to Jayhawks
10:01 a.m., May 28, 2013 Updated 11:36 p.m.
Former Kansas University running back Darrian Miller, a standout from Blue Springs, Mo., who was one of the bright spots for the KU offense during the 2011 season, will rejoin the program and be eligible to play this fall, KU coach Charlie Weis confirmed Tuesday morning. By Matt Tait
SE Kansas school district ready to go truly all-digital
May 28, 2013
A small, southeast Kansas school district whose superintendent became a true believer after visiting an Illinois school is doing away with textbooks and paper tests in favor of all-digital instruction.
Day 3: From the Emerald Triangle to the Sunflower State
Couple plead guilty, plan to marry amid biggest drug bust
May 28, 2013
Some love stories are complicated. Such is the case of Lawrence businessman Chad Bauman and local tanning salon owner Carey Willming. Their romance is clouded by drug trafficking, money laundering and federal convictions that could send them both to prison. By Shaun Hittle and Ian Cummings
Local author writes book about unsolved Kansas mystery
May 28, 2013
An unsolved Kansas murder mystery literally fell into Ottawa resident Diana Staresinic-Deane’s hands one day in August 2007. And for the next five years, that mystery would consume her spare time, culminating in her first book, “Shadow on the Hill.” Staresinic-Deane, working at the Emporia Public Libary, was chasing some rowdy kids around the stacks when a folder fell off the shelves. “Knoblock murder,” was scrawled across the folder. By Shaun Hittle
More than 700 scholars coming to KU for conference on literature, environment
May 28, 2013
For what may be the biggest academic conference ever held at Kansas University, hundreds of scholars from around the world will flock to Lawrence this week to examine where the humanities and nature intersect. By Matt Erickson
Keepsake support group gives local children outlet to grieve
May 28, 2013
The three children who recently lost a father. The kid whose dad died a few years back. The child whose grandmother had just passed away. All had experienced tremendous loss. But at the new Keepsake youth grief support group in Lawrence, they came to find they were not alone and could share their experiences to help others make it through their times of mourning. By Giles Bruce
Editorial: Storm warnings
It’s a good idea for Lawrence residents to review both public and individual measures that will help them survive a tornado like the one that hit Oklahoma.
May 28, 2013
The horrible EF5 tornado that virtually erased homes and schools from the face of the Earth in Moore, Okla., has blown open the doors for discussion of school and public storm protection in Lawrence.
25 years ago: Lawrence woman accidentally receives shipment of thousands of tropical flowers
May 28, 2013
She was now attempting to sell them at bargain prices.
40 years ago: Holiday weekend brings chilly temps to Lawrence, severe weather to other states
May 28, 2013
At least 39 deaths were reported as a result of the storms, including three Kansans.
100 years ago: Man charged with improper conduct after police raid ‘secluded area’
May 28, 2013
“Stricken with remorse the young girl was sent to her home to reflect upon her shame…. “
Hy-Vee stores to host fundraiser for cancer cure
May 28, 2013
Hy-Vee stores in Lawrence will sell lemonade and collect donations from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 31 and June 1 in an effort to raise money to find a cure for childhood cancer.
Opinion: Obama opens important conversation
May 28, 2013 in print edition on A9
Over the last four years, there has been a strange irony. One of the greatest speakers of our era has largely kept silent about one of the signature aspects of his presidency.
KU medicinal plant research garden will open for tours
May 28, 2013
The Kansas University Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden will host tours at 2 p.m. on June 2 for any interested community members.
Horoscopes for May 28
May 28, 2013
For Tuesday, May 28: This year you go back and forth between having an avant-garde mindset to a very conventional way of thinking. You can’t be put in a box — you are a free thinker. If you are single, you could form a close bond with a foreigner or someone who is very different from you. If you are attached, the two of you often speak about a dream trip; start planning it this year.