Archive for Friday, May 31, 2013

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Oklahoma City area hit by another deadly tornado
07:43 p.m., May 31, 2013 Updated 12:01 a.m.
Tornadoes rolled in from the prairie and slammed Oklahoma City and its suburbs, trapping people in their vehicles as a storm swept down an interstate highway while commuters tried to beat it home.
Weekend wrap-up: Lawrence woman convicted of prostitution, KU football player reaches diversion agreement in battery case
May 31, 2013
A wrap-up of criminal cases in Douglas County District Court. Click the highlighted links for details.
Lawrence Humane Society waiving adoption fee Saturday
May 31, 2013
The Lawrence Humane Society is waiving adoption fees for cats and dogs Saturday.
Barbecue contest to be held Saturday in McLouth
May 31, 2013
The McLouth Barbeque Blowout, the northeast Kansas Barbeque championship, will continue Saturday at the Stan Braksick Sports Complex in McLouth.
Bill sought by opponents of Common Core standards before the Legislature
May 31, 2013
Republican legislative leaders on Friday introduced legislation that could stop implementation of Common Core standards and proposed science standards. By Scott Rothschild
Revenue Secretary Jordan says income tax cuts are key to budget deadlock
04:24 p.m., May 31, 2013 Updated 06:55 p.m.
Kansas Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan on Friday urged House Republicans to stay focused on reducing state income taxes even if that means increasing the state sales tax. “We’re part of history here this session,” Jordan said. “The country is watching what we are doing in Topeka,” he said. By Scott Rothschild
KU football target Peyton Newell to reveal finalists Saturday night
May 31, 2013
Hiawatha High defensive tackle Peyton Newell, one of KU football’s top targets in the Class of 2014, will release his six finalists at 6 p.m. Saturday night on Twitter. By Matt Tait
Hershey’s Track and Field meet to be hosted in Lawrence
May 31, 2013
The Hershey’s Track and Field Games will be held Friday, June 7, at South Middle School in Lawrence.
British cuisine, cars to be on display Saturday on Massachusetts Street
May 31, 2013
It may seem as if one section of Massachusetts Street has been transported to jolly old England Saturday. The custard tart contest, the Scotch eggs and the vintage British cars parked all in a row will be clues that you are there, in front of Brits, the Anglophile shop at 929 Massachusetts St. The British cuisine will be part of the store’s celebration of the Big Lunch, a British holiday, and the cars will be part of the Lawrence All British Car Club’s annual car show. Ian Cummings
SMU’s Howard officially named assistant coach at KU
Former Texas A&M staff member was winner in only trip to Allen Fieldhouse
11:25 a.m., May 31, 2013 Updated 12:10 a.m.
SMU assistant coach Jerrance Howard on Friday was officially named assistant coach to replace Joe Dooley on Bill Self’s basketball staff at Kansas University. By Gary Bedore
KU’s Doc Sadler accepts assistant coaching position at Iowa State
Self in market for new director of basketball operations
10:13 a.m., May 31, 2013 Updated 12:13 a.m.
Kansas director of basketball operations Doc Sadler has accepted an assistant coaching position at Iowa State, Cyclones men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg announced Friday morning. By Gary Bedore
Kansas thrower Bergmann on academic team
May 31, 2013
Kansas University senior thrower Heather Bergmann was named to the Acadmic All-District First Team by the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America, it was announced Thursday.
City softball gets league honors
May 31, 2013
When the Sunflower League’s softball coaches announced their all-league teams for 2013, city players occupied five of the 16 first-team spots.
City represented on league baseball team
May 31, 2013
The city’s baseball teams earned heaps of accolades from their Sunflower League peers this season, including a Player of the Year award for Lawrence High junior catcher Drew Green and Coach of the Year honors for Free State coach Mike Hill.
Terry Nooner leaving KU women for ’Bama
May 31, 2013
Former Kansas University basketball guard Terry Nooner has been hired as assistant women’s basketball coach at the University of Alabama, Crimson Tide coach Kristy Curry has announced.
Ex-Firebird gives post tips
K-State’s Chantay Caron pays visit to Free State basketball camp
May 31, 2013
Former Free State standout Chantay Caron schooled junior forwards Hannah Shoemaker and Jillian Schuler and incoming freshmen Naomi Hickman and Madison Piper on what it takes to score in the post. By Benton Smith
Houston looking to deal T-Rob
May 31, 2013
It looks as if top-five NBA Draft pick Thomas Robinson will be playing for his third NBA team next season — his second season as a pro. By Gary Bedore
Opinion: Charlie Weis alone couldn’t salvage Chris Martin
May 31, 2013
I believe more was at work in Charlie Weis’ bringing problem child Chris Martin to Lawrence than setting him loose on quarterbacks. By Tom Keegan
George Brett asked to wake up Royals’ bats
May 31, 2013
George Brett is giving coaching a month. The greatest player in Kansas City Royals history isn’t sure teaching is his forte and doesn’t know if players will listen.
How former Jayhawk fared in May 30 NBA game
May 31, 2013
How the former Kansas University player fared in Thursday’s NBA playoff game.
K.C. to host MLS All-Star showcase
May 31, 2013
Italian club AS Roma will try to follow in the footsteps of Manchester United when it takes on the best players in Major League Soccer this summer — at Kansas City’s Sporting Park.
Letter: Downtown demise
May 31, 2013
In response to the May 24 editorial, “Development shift?,” I offer a single word that, if considered seriously, could open many new dialogues about our downtown’s problems. The word is “classism.”
Letter: Legalized drugs
May 31, 2013
I liked Andres Oppenheimer’s piece about the OAS drug report. I liked it less when he got to the part starting with “My opinion.”
25 years ago: Plans for ‘Independence Days’ include fireworks, canoe races, gunfight shows
May 31, 2013
The party had brought close to 25,000 people to the site in the previous year.
40 years ago: School board decides on principalships for four schools
May 31, 2013
Board members decided at their meeting to share a principal between Woodlawn and Grant schools.
Local auto mechanic completes his crusade to build Batmobile
May 31, 2013
Rich Johnson isn’t crazy about the Batman TV show. He doesn’t obsess over the classic 1960s series or own a Batman cape or suit. What Johnson does obsess about is restoring cars, and what he does own is a replica Batmobile — which he built by himself and plans to drive in Saturday’s Art Tougeau Parade in downtown Lawrence. By Meagan Thomas
Opinion: Texas ruling keeps dogs in proper place
May 31, 2013 in print edition on A8
Lord Byron was, according to one of his legion of lovers, “mad, bad and dangerous to know,” but he also loved dogs, which explains his cameo appearance in a recent Texas Supreme Court opinion. It answered an interesting question in a way that shows how courts can avoid creating opportunities for trial lawyers.
100 years ago: KU athlete saves two Baldwin youths from drowning
May 31, 2013
“Lloyd Bishop, the ‘Iron Man’ of the Jayhawker pitching staff, yesterday afternoon became a hero of a different variety.”
Letter: Solar power
May 31, 2013
According to a recent (April 9) article in the New York Times, the city of Lancaster, Calif., is the new solar capital of America with an ambitious goal: producing more electricity from solar energy than it consumes!
Editorial: City protest
It won’t change the state law, but Lawrence city commissioners at least signaled their displeasure at a new law that lifts restrictions on the concealed carry of various knives.
May 31, 2013
Comes now House Bill 2033, taking effect July 1 and which, according to the legislative summary, “prohibits municipalities from regulating the transportation, possession, carrying, sales, transfers, purchases, gifting, licensing, registration, or uses of a knife or knife-making components.
Horoscopes for May 31
May 31, 2013
For Friday, May 31: This year many decisions come your way. You have to weigh your personal needs against the importance of your professional image. If you are single, you will enter a period where you’ll attract many people; however, you often might wonder how authentic they are. If you are attached, you and your significant other might find yourselves fighting over nothing.