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Westar Energy reports decline in first-quarter earnings
May 6, 2015
Topeka-based Westar Energy has announced a decline in first-quarter earnings and has lowered its profit outlook for the entire year.
Staff and faculty at New York Elementary School receive Teamwork Award
May 6, 2015
The staff and faculty at New York Elementary have had to jump through a number of hoops this school year while construction crews worked on $5.7 million of improvements. Leaky ceilings, jackhammering, dust, a small fire — you name it.
Several hundred students expected to take classes at new Lawrence technical training campus
May 6, 2015
More than 300 students are expected to attend classes at Lawrence’s new technical training campus when it opens in August, local leaders were told on Wednesday. By Chad Lawhorn
U.S. Secretary of the Interior to deliver Haskell commencement address
May 6, 2015
United States Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will deliver the 2015 commencement address Friday at Haskell Indian Nations University, the department said in a release.
Bike racks outside Pinckney Elementary fill up on Bike to School Day
May 6, 2015
Despite the threat of thunderstorms, Pinckney Elementary and other Lawrence schools saw many more kids arrive by bicycle than normal Wednesday. The posse of bicyclists came as a result of National Bike to School Day. Various schools encouraged their students to saddle up on two wheels and peddle over.
Lawrence Humane Society to host dog-focused 5K run
12:14 p.m., May 6, 2015 Updated 03:06 p.m.
Lawrence Humane Society will host its first dog-focused 5K run and walk this weekend.
Tornadoes, hail possible across southern Great Plains
May 6, 2015
There’s a slight chance that storms carrying large hail and tornadoes could move through parts of the Great Plains on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said, a path stretching through Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and North Texas.
Hall Family Foundation makes gift, challenge grant to KU
May 6, 2015
The Hall Family Foundation has made a $1.46 million combination gift and challenge grant to support the humanities at Kansas University.
LMH recognizes nurses’ passion and professionalism
May 6, 2015
To coincide with Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12, National Nurses Week is May 6-12. Lawrence Memorial Hospital is pleased to join the nation in celebrating the dedication of nurses. Our theme this year is “Nursing: A Profession and a Passion.”
Kansas Democratic Party names new executive director
May 6, 2015
The Kansas Democratic Party is getting a new executive director. The party announced Tuesday that Kerry Gooch will step into the job after Jason Perkey left to take over as executive director of the South Carolina Democratic Party.
FSHS baseball leads O-North
May 6, 2015
Free State High’s baseball team was leading 6-3 over Olathe North on Tuesday before the game was suspended because of inclement weather at the Olathe District Activity Complex.
FSHS players sign for soccer
May 6, 2015
Two Free State High girls soccer players signed their letters of intent to play in college in the school’s commons on Tuesday.
Barbee, Rajewski sign letters
May 6, 2015
Lawrence High seniors John Barbee II and Ben Rajewski signed their letters of intent to play college basketball on Tuesday in the LHS cafeteria.
FSHS softball suspended in 4th
May 6, 2015
Free State High’s softball game with Olathe East was suspended Tuesday because of rain and lightning.
KU baseball tips Northwestern
May 6, 2015
Owen Taylor hit a three-run home run, and T.J. Martin belted a solo shot during a four-run fourth inning, and Kansas University’s baseball team defeated Northwestern, 6-2, on Tuesday.
KU women’s track No. 21 in poll
May 6, 2015
Kansas University’s women are ranked No. 21, and the KU men are just outside the rankings at No. 37 in the latest poll of the U.S. Track&Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
LHS baseball edges SM North
May 6, 2015
Lawrence High’s baseball team drilled 12 hits and beat Shawnee Mission North, 4-3, on Tuesday at the 3&2 Baseball Complex.
LHS boys tennis ties BVSW, 5-5
May 6, 2015
Elliott Abromeit, Zach Bowie, Michael Braman and Brendan Connor won singles matches, and Lawrence High’s boys tennis team tied Blue Valley Southwest, 5-5, on Tuesday at LHS.
Hosmer homers, triples in 5-3 Kansas City win
May 6, 2015
Jason Vargas never let Michael Brantley’s two-run homer in the first inning get to him. After all, it was a good pitch that the Indians outfielder hit.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of May 5, 2015
May 6, 2015
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of May 5, 2015
40 years ago: KU prof seeks just desserts after pie-throwing incident
May 6, 2015
“I bore Dr. Holmes no ill feelings. There was no malice intended.”
Opinion: New files shed light on bin Laden
May 6, 2015
In the months before his death in May 2011, Osama bin Laden was discussing new gambits — from a truce with Pakistan to opportunistic alliances with jihadist groups spawned by the Arab Spring — so that he could focus on tipping what he called “the balance of fear” with his main enemy, the United States.
Editorial: Closed doors
Behind closed doors seems to be the way most business is getting done in Topeka these days.
May 6, 2015
Whatever Kansans have to say about a new renewable energy “compromise,” state legislators aren’t interested in hearing it.
Your Turn: Home-based services make sense
May 6, 2015
In the May 1 Lawrence Journal-World, an interesting narrative plays out by laying three different Section A stories out next to each other: one about Kansas’ budget crisis, one about a rally in Topeka by people in the developmental and physical disability community, and, lastly, the day’s editorial about KanCare.
Letter: Selling Kansas
May 6, 2015
The Brownback experiment in supply-side economics isn’t working. But maybe the experiment just wasn’t bold enough. My proposal: The Koch brothers like to buy elections. Why not let them purchase an entire state government? Yes, privatize Kansas; call it Koch Brothers’ Kansas.
Today in Lawrence: Stormy weather, singin’ in the rain
May 6, 2015
Don’t know why there’s no sun up in the sky? It’s obvious: Tuesday night’s surprise rains are carrying over to today, and Thursday, and Friday, and … you get the drift.
Storm delay, Olathe East ruin Firebirds’ evening
May 6, 2015
The size and athleticism of Olathe East’s front line were too much for Free State High’s girls soccer team to handle Tuesday, as the Firebirds fell to the Hawks, 6-0, in their final regular-season home game.
Lawrence High softball burned by big innings
May 6, 2015
A few bad innings have cost Lawrence High’s softball team in games this season, and Tuesday was no different.
ISU seen as strong challenger to Kansas
May 6, 2015
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team figures to face stiff competition from Iowa State in its quest for a 12th-straight Big 12 title.
25 years ago: Lawrence area consumes billions of gallons of water annually
May 6, 2015
The 1989 total was lower than the 3.69 billion gallons treated during 1988, which had been a drought year.
100 years ago: KU prof has narrow escape in cistern
May 6, 2015
“Prof. Baumgartner was as blue as indigo, but oxygen administered by the use of the lungmotor soon brought consciousness….”
Three Lawrence public school students named National Merit Scholars
May 6, 2015
Three Lawrence public school students have been named National Merit Scholarship winners.