Archive for Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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10:57 a.m.
Golfers head to their carts for men's guest day last week at the Lawrence Country Club. The club is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Lawrence Country Club celebrating 100 years
May 6, 2014
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Lawrence Country Club, which has seen some of Lawrence’s most prominent names among its members. While the sport of golf and the clubhouse and golf course have seen numerous changes through history, the course is devoted to keeping up with the times, and even ahead of them. By Ben Unglesbee
1:21 p.m.
Lawrence High third baseman Morgan Byrn makes a play in the Lions' sweep by Olathe East on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at LHS. High schools notebook: Infield leading Lions softball
May 6, 2014
Lawrence High softball coach Joe Dee Tarbutton raved about his infielders before the season. They’ve lived up to the billing. With junior Morgan Byrn at third, sophomore Sophie Taylor at short, senior Marly Carmona at second and senior Kristen Gile at first, the infield has been one of the best in the Sunflower League at the plate and in the field. Notes by Bobby Nightengale
8:47 p.m.
Mecca Cameron, a fifth-grader at McEachron Elementary School in Topeka, examines a historic photo showing Elizabeth Eckford, far left, attempting to enter a high school in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 4, 1957. Mecca and Kamarion Smith, right, and other students toured the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site on Monday in Topeka. Brown at 60: The legacy of school desegregation
May 6, 2014
Sixty years after the landmark Brown v. Topeka Board of Education, many say America’s schools are more segregated than ever, and huge achievement gaps still exist between white and black students. Although Lawrence schools were never taken to court over school segregation, the city lies midway between two other cities that were major players in the battle over equal educational opportunity: Topeka, where school desegregation began, and Kansas City, Mo., which spent more than $2 billion on a plan that ultimately failed. By Peter Hancock

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Editorial: Not good news
A downgrade in the Kansas credit rating could raise questions about whether the state’s finances are headed in the right direction.
May 6, 2014
How much a downgraded credit rating will affect Kansas in the years to come remains to be seen, but such a decline is never good news for a state.