Archive for Saturday, May 31, 2014

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Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Putting the T to the test, again
May 31, 2014
We have a bus to catch. I’m spending some time riding the Lawrence public transit system, and I’ve already caught onto one fact: Minutes matter. By Chad Lawhorn
Louisville beats Kansas, 6-3, at NCAA regional
Jayhawks have rematch Sunday with Kentucky
07:20 p.m., May 31, 2014 Updated 12:58 a.m.
After defeating Kentucky on Friday in its NCAA Tournament opener, Kansas University’s baseball team lost, 6-3, to host Louisville — the regional’s top seed — Saturday at Jim Patterson Stadium.
Death penalty in Kansas: Will the state ever execute another prisoner?
May 31, 2014
On the morning of June 22, 1965, George York was the last person executed by the state of Kansas. In recent years, several states have banned capital punishment. It is on hiatus in some states because of problems obtaining the drugs used in lethal injections, which has led to botched executions, mostly recently in Oklahoma. But in Kansas, the death penalty is in a sort of legal limbo: still on the books, just not being carried out. By Giles Bruce
Lawrence apartment shooting leaves ‘at least’ one person injured
May 31, 2014
At least one person is injured after an early morning shooting Saturday at a Lawrence apartment complex, according to a press release from the Lawrence Police Department.
KU-Louisiville NCAA baseball game to be shown on ESPN2
May 31, 2014
On the heels of its 10-6, opening-day victory over No. 22 Kentucky in NCAA Baseball regional action, the KU baseball program announced early Saturday morning that today’s game vs. No. 13 Louisville would be shown on ESPN2.
Kansas businessman still fighting $42M tax bill
May 31, 2014
A prominent southeast Kansas businessman and his wife are locked in a dispute over a $42 million tax bill and questions over which state they resided nearly a decade ago. For the past two years, Gene Bicknell has fought the tax bill that was levied based on where he lived at the time of the 2006 sale of National Pizza Company — the nation’s largest Pizza Hut franchise holder. He argues he was a Florida resident, but the Kansas Department of Revenue, citing its definition of domicile imposed around the time of the sale, disagrees.
Ottawa’s Ferguson sets 4A shot record
May 31, 2014
Ottawa senior Kord Ferguson topped the Class 4A state meet record twice in the shot put with successive throws Friday.
De Soto claims 4A-I baseball title
May 31, 2014
Clayton Hancock pitched two hitless, shutout innings of relief and doubled, scored a run and drove in another as De Soto beat Paola, 10-5, in the championship game of the Class 4A Div. I state tournament on Friday.
Kansas sends two more to NCAA track
May 31, 2014
Two more Kansas University track-and-field athletes on Friday earned trips to the NCAA Outdoor Championships based on top-12 performances at the West Preliminary at John McDonnell Stadium.
Bill Freeman’s Hall call ‘dream come true’
May 31, 2014
The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame has given the daughter of former Lawrence High coaching legend Bill Freeman one of the best birthday gifts of her life. By Gary Bedore
LHS, FSHS grads go 3-1 at NCAA baseball
May 31, 2014
Three of the four Lawrence high school products playing in the NCAA Baseball Tournament won opening-round regional games on Friday.
Kansas outfielder Tucker Tharp ascends from walk-on to captain
May 31, 2014
Throughout his youth, Kansas University senior Tucker Tharp watched his two older brothers play important roles for their collegiate teams and always figured that he, too, one day would travel down that path. By Matt Tait
Lawrence High’s Finley twins 1-2 in state discus
May 31, 2014
Matia Finley wasn’t happy with all of her throws in the discus Friday morning, but she was happy with the result. By Bobby Nightengale
Jayhawks weather rain delays, upend UK; Louisville next
Kansas vs. Louisville to air live on ESPN 2
May 31, 2014
After Ritch Price’s program went five seasons without an NCAA Tournament appearance, the coach’s Kansas University baseball players didn’t mind spending long stretches of Friday afternoon killing time at Louisville’s Jim Patterson Stadium.
40 years ago: Family cat raises abandoned skunk babies
May 31, 2014
A Kansas City pet shop had purchased four of the little skunks.
25 years ago: State officials worried about continued drought
May 31, 2014
“The agriculture community clearly has a lot to worry about.”
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 30
May 31, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Friday, May 30.
Royals blast Blue Jays
May 31, 2014
Alex Gordon and Lorenzo Cain homered, Jason Vargas won for the first time in three starts, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 6-1, on Friday night.
Letter: Bittersweet memories
May 31, 2014
I read each short piece in your article “KU in Vietnam” (Journal-World, May 25), about the 59 KU alumni who died in the war in Vietnam. Kudos to the students at the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications who did extensive research on this project.
Letter: Evil attorney?
May 31, 2014
I find it humorous that Lynn Jenkins is constantly referring to her newly announced opponent, Margie Wakefield, as a “divorce attorney,” with the powerful implication that there is something intrinsically evil about that.
Data from KU’s CReSIS used to predict Antarctic melting
May 31, 2014
The Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, or CReSIS, has been studying the mechanics of ice on the Antarctic continent, as well as Greenland, since the 1990s and making its data publicly available for other scientists to study. Recently teams of scientists used the center’s public data to predict runaway melting of glaciers in Antarctica that could lead to a steep rise in sea levels. By Ben Unglesbee
Opinion: America’s foreign policy is in retreat
May 31, 2014
It is fitting that the day before President Obama gives his grand West Point address defending the wisdom and prudence of his foreign policy, his government should be urging Americans to evacuate Libya.
100 years ago: Army worm invading farm fields of eastern Kansas
May 31, 2014
“This is the first time in 15 years that there has been any serious damage threatened by this pest.”