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Señora Claudia Olea’s fourth-grade Spanish class at St. John Catholic School gathers with the volunteers who cook for St. John’s Fiesta. The five women who volunteer to cook are, second row from left, Irene Langford, Loretta Chavez, Gloria Ramos, Rachel Lemus and Bertha Bermudez.


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four sisters, Sondra Garrett, Debra Garrett and Rose Garrett, all of Lawrence, and Beatrice Brown Scott, Ottawa; five brothers, John Garrett Jr. and James Garrett, Lawrence, Phillip Garrett, Topeka, Tommy Brown, Ottawa, and Michael Garrett, Denver; and two granddaughters, Dearah Garrett, Lawrence, and Amarie Stevicks, Topeka. She was preceded in death by her father, John Steve Garrett Sr. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The family suggests memorials to the Ninth Street Baptist Church, sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind. Online condolences may be sent at

DE S ILVA SERVICES Graveside services for Evelyn Suzanne “Sue” DeSilva, 80, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Chanute. Mrs. DeSilva died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at her home. She was born Feb. 2, 1931, in St. Louis, the daughter of Dr. Clarence J. and Lorah M. McCune Best. DeSilva Mrs. DeSilva attended Neosho County Community College and Texas Christian University. She was a secretary at NCCC for 11 years. Mrs. DeSilva later was an employment representative in the human resources department at Beech/Raytheon in Wichita, where she retired. She was a member of the Lawrence Welcome Club, where she enjoyed playing canasta and bridge with her friends. She married Roger

McAuley Sr. They divorced. She married Manuel DeSilva in 1981. He preceded her in death in 2003. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Brad; and a sister, Nancy Rattan. Survivors include a daughter, Catherine Williams and husband Christopher, Lawrence; a son, Roger McAuley Jr. and wife Celia, League City, Texas; a stepdaughter, Tish George, Chanute; and four grandsons, Tom and Tim Williams, and Ryan and Justin McAuley. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel in Chanute. The family suggests memorials to Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care, 200 Maine, Lawrence, KS 66044, or Lawrence Humane Society, P.O. Box 651, Lawrence, KS 66044, sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences can be sent to PenwellGabel

MADONNA ADELLA MCI NROY MCM ECHAN A Mass of Christian burial for Madonna Adella McInroy McMechan, 77, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Lawrence. Ms. McMechan died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at her home after battling cancer. She is survived by three sons, Larry David and wife Meta, Steven Lee, and Douglas John and wife Polly; two daughters, Kathleen Marie Carlson and husband Alan, and Linda Kay Bruce

and husband Steve; a sister, Danielle and husband Gene, Colorado; four brothers, Duane and wife Sherri, Salina, Kenny and wife Betty, Salina, Dennis and wife Mary, Cawker City, and Calvin and wife Kay, Beloit; 11 grandchildren, Scott, David, Jen, Sara, Stacy, Rachael, Amie, Emilee, Erin, Cody and Todd; and eight great-grandchildren. A parish rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. today with visitation following until 8:30 p.m. at WarrenMcElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

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FIFTH-GRADER JALEN DUDELY, RIGHT, keeps a sharp eye on the little hands of Riannon Huslig-Hanks, 10 months, while her mother, Lawanna Huslig-Hanks, held her with one hand and drummed with the other. Teachers, parents and students performed together at Pinckney School, 810 W. Sixth St., on Thursday for their spring music performance, featuring a selection of drum music. Watch the video at

Read Across Lawrence ends in courtroom By Joe Preiner

Read Across Lawrence 2011 came to a close Thursday evening amid conversation about life lessons. Lawrence Public Library’s community reading initiative concluded after three weeks of discussion, theater and guest appearances focused on Harper Lee’s 1960 novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Susan Brown, marketing director for the library, said the project had been wellreceived. “Our sense is that this has been one of the most successful ever,” she said. “It’s been absolutely great.” Thursday’s finale was held fittingly in the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass. The old-style courtroom, the kind like where the novel’s main legal battle took place, was nearly full with Read Across Lawrence participants eager to hear Kansas University law professor Stephen McAllister speak.



View Cemetery, Oskaloosa. She died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Alegent Hospice House in Omaha. The family will meet friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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Arrangements for Jerry “Brad” Grant, 57, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Grant died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at his home. Dr. Patrick Jankowski, D.D.S.

FLORA E. MCMANNESS Memorial services for Flora E. McManness, 88, De Soto, are pending and will be announced by WarrenMcElwain Mortuary. She died Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Hillside Village of De Soto.

❐ Yes! I’ve been planning to watch it live for months. ❐ Sort of. I've been catching coverage online and on TV, but I don’t care about the live broadcast. ❐ No. I don’t understand what the big deal is. Thursday’s poll: What is the farthest you’ve traveled for a wedding? Across the country, 41%; A few hundred miles or less, 39%; To a different country, 14%; I’ve never had to leave town, 4%.

Go to to see McAllister, who’s been a more responses and cast fan of the book since he first your vote. read it in law school, gave his presentation, “The World According to Atticus,” which he’s been doing since 2000. He spoke about the life lessons taught throughout the book as well as the legal implications in the American novel’s closing scenes. McAllister talked about the importance of learning from Dow Industrials children, facing our chal+72.35, 12,763.31 lenges and having courage. Nasdaq “I think it’s a great story, +2.65, 2,872.53 and it means a lot to me,” S&P 500 McAllister said. “But it’s like +4.82, 1,360.48 any literature — it can mean different things to different 30-Year Treasury people.” —0.04, 4.42% When the event concluded, Corn (Chicago) effectively ending Read —30 cents, $7.29 Across Lawrence 2011, severSoybeans (Chicago) al participants asked Brown what the program, which —31 cents, $13.54 took months to plan out, was Wheat (Kansas City) cooking up for next year. —42.25 cents, $8.70 “First we’re going to put our O i l ( N e w York) feet up for a day,” she joked.

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Lawrence father sentenced to probation after child abuse alleged A judge has ordered a 34year-old Lawrence man to serve six months on probation and complete additional parenting classes after he pleaded to a lesser charge related to allegations of abusing his daughter while trying to discipline her. A jury in September failed to reach a verdict on a child abuse charge prosecutors sought against Corey L. Lewis. Lewis had since completed an eight-week parenting



Britain’s Prince William is to marry Kate Middleton today in London. Do you care about the royal wedding?

B RENDA LEE ANDERSON Funeral services for Brenda Lee Anderson, 53, Omaha, Neb., formerly of Oskaloosa, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Burial will be at Pleasant


CHERYL ANN GARRETT Services for Cheryl Ann Garrett, 53, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Ninth Street Baptist Church, with the Rev. Delmar A. White officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Ms. Garrett died Monday, April 25, 2011, at her home. She was born July 18, 1958, in Garrett Lawrence, the daughter of John Steve and Clara Belle Garrett. She lived in Lawrence her entire life. Ms. Garrett was employed with Scotch Cleaners and Holiday Inn Lawrence, and also enjoyed working on the Kansas University campus at Mrs. E’s. Survivors include her son, Damien Garrett; her mother, Clara Garrett, Lawrence;


Lewis said he had learned from an eight-week parenting course and that it helped to be able to talk with other parents. District Judge Paula Martin on Thursday morning ordered Lewis to complete additional courses and serve probation. If he violates his probation term, he would serve 21 days in jail after already serving nine days. According to testimony, Lewis now only has supervised visitation rights to his two children.

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Tornadoes kill at least 297 Firefighters searched one splintered pile after another for survivors Thursday, combing the remains of houses and neighborhoods pulverized by the nation’s deadliest tornado outbreak in almost four decades. At least 297 people were killed across six states — more than two-thirds of them in Alabama, where large cities bore the half-mile-wide scars the twisters left behind. The death toll from Wednesday’s storms seems out of a bygone era, before Doppler radar and pinpoint satellite forecasts were around to warn communities of severe weather. Residents were told the tornadoes were coming up to 24 minutes ahead of time, but they were just too wide, too powerful and too locked onto populated areas to avoid a horrifying body count. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said his state had confirmed 210 deaths. There were 33 deaths in Mississippi, 33 in Tennessee, 15 in Georgia, five in Virginia and one in Kentucky. Hundreds if not thousands of people were injured — nearly 800 in Tuscaloosa alone. President Barack Obama said he would travel to Alabama today to view storm damage and meet Gov. Robert Bentley and affected families. Late Thursday he signed a disaster declaration for the state to provide federal aid to those who seek it. 2 | WASHINGTON, D.C.

Obama names national security team The reshuffled national security team President Barack Obama introduced on Thursday will be charged with fighting not only the overseas war in Afghanistan but also budget battles on the home front over Pentagon spending that has ballooned into a fat target for deficit hawks. In the biggest change, CIA Director Leon Panetta will replace Defense Secretary Robert Gates when Gates makes his long-planned exit this summer. In remarks introducing the Cabinet and Afghan war leaders, Obama also bade farewell to Gates after a tenure begun more than four years ago under President George W. Bush. Gen. David Petraeus, the high-profile commander of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, will replace Panetta at the CIA in the fall, after helping to manage the first steps of a drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan over the summer. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John Allen will succeed Petraeus as the top commander in Afghanistan, and seasoned diplomat Ryan Crocker will take over as ambassador there. 3 | NEW YORK CITY

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The bride’s got slick brown hair, big blue eyes and a wide smile that only grows brighter when looking up at her blond-haired hubby-tobe. And today’s the day she’s becoming a wife. But, no, she’s not who you’re thinking of, even if she does have the name “Catherine” on her marriage license. Ashley Catherine Goodin is getting married today, walking down the aisle with a man who slipped her honker of a ring into a pint glass one night three years ago at the bar where they first met. It’s a far cry from the other wedding story happening today half a world away in London, where Prince William made a princess out of Kate (Catherine) Middleton at Westminster Abbey. But it’s Goodin’s wedding story, and she doesn’t give a darn who else might have gotten married today. And before you ask: She had the date first. In fact, Goodin and fiance Glenn Skulborstad settled on April 29 more than a year ago. They picked the date solely because it was after March Madness (they’re huge fans), before summer and it allowed them to score not only the church of their choice — Danforth Chapel on Kansas University’s campus — but also their reception venue of choice, The Oread, just down the street at 1200 Oread Ave. Goodin, 27, and Skulborstad, 44, met on a night out five years ago at The Sandbar, 17 E. Eighth St. Skulborstad, a landlord, spotted Goodin and ended up scoring the KU senior’s phone number. “She thought I was a lot younger,” he jokes, and admits that as a 16-year-old in 1981, he watched the broad-

Just Food raises enough to stay open By Karrey Britt

When asked why, he starts, “We think a lot ...” “Alike,” Goodin answers before laughing. In 2008, Skulborstad proposed in the same place they met, dropping a white gold sparkler into a pint glass of Miller Light. Goodin smiles and teases him about that night: “You’re just sitting

In February, Douglas County food pantry leaders appealed to the community for financial help. They needed $100,000 in donations to continue operations or the Just Food pantry faced closure. Thanks to $80,600 in donations and $30,000 in unexpected federal grant funding, the pantry will remain open. It is financially secure for its current fiscal year, which started April 1, and even into the next one. “The outpouring of community support has been overwhelming,” said Aaron Heckman, chief operating officer of ECKAN, which oversees the pantry. “We are incredibly grateful.” The East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp., commonly called ECKAN, is a community action agency that provides a variety of services for low-income residents in nine counties, including Douglas. The food pantry, formally called Just Food, is a program of ECKAN. In March, it served 1,738 individuals, of whom 37 percent were children. Heckman said all of the community donations will be used to cover operational costs, which are $139,000 annually. ECKAN also will be able to hire a fulltime coordinator — a position

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ASHLEY CATHERINE GOODIN AND HER FIANCE, GLENN SKULBORSTAD, will be married in the Danforth Chapel on the Kansas University campus today. When they planned their wedding over a year ago, they had no idea that they would be married the same date as the British royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton. cast of Prince William’s parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana. “Her long, long train. That’s what I remember, how young she looked and how old he was.” His bride, of course, wasn’t born yet and has only seen that wedding on replay. Despite their age difference, they quickly figured out they were made for each other.

It’s a sight many Americans would surely love to see: a recovering Rep. Gabrielle Giffords watching as her astronaut husband blasts off into space. But it’s unlikely they will see it. Giffords will attend today’s space shuttle launch in Florida but watch in private, and her staff says there are no plans to release photos of her, though that could change. Why is the congresswoman, whose recovery from catastrophic wounds has inspired so many, being kept out of public view? First of all, it’s long-standing NASA policy for all relatives at a shuttle launch. “It’s just for privacy,” said spokeswoman Nicole Cloutier-Lemasters at Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral. “They are here in a private capacity.” Of course, Giffords is a special case. There’s extraor- By Andy Hyland dinary public interest in her progress since that horrific Jan. 8 assassination attempt in Tucson, Ariz. Kansas University Medical Center’s leader has asked Curtis Klaassen, who had 4 | KANSAS serving as chairman of the departWikiLeaks suspect housed with inmates been ment of pharmacology, toxicology and The Army private accused of passing classified therapeutics, to step down from that role. documents to WikiLeaks was cleared Thursday to Barbara Atkinson, executive vice chanlive alongside other inmates at a Kansas military cellor of KUMC and executive dean of prison, a dramatic change from his previous quarters the KU School of Medicine, wrote in an in a Virginia Marine Corps brig where he spent 23 email to faculty and staff that the action hours a day alone in his cell. was taken in consideration of the overall Army Pfc. Bradley Manning passed the lengthy future of the best interests of the departphysical and psychiatric evaluation given to new ment. inmates at the Fort Leavenworth prison and “Because at its essence this is a personreceived final clearance just before a mid-day media nel matter, it would be inappropriate to tour of the facility, its commander Lt. Col. Dawn discuss this decision further here except Hilton said. to say that the chairs of all KUMC departManning was transferred there last week from ments serve at the pleasure of the Dean the Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va., where he and /or Executive Vice Chancellor,” had been held for the eight months since his arrest. Atkinson wrote earlier this month. Col. Tom Collins, an Army spokesman who travShe named Gerald Carlson, professor eled to answer questions on the tour, acknowledged and chairman of the department of biothe media coverage and international criticism chemistry and molecular biology, as the played a role in allowing reporters to tour the prison interim chairman of the pharmacology, to see firsthand the conditions under which Manning toxicology and therapeutics department. is being held. No cameras were allowed. Carlson will serve in both roles during

KUMC dean asks department Ladies of Fiesta leader to step down from post win Larry Award the search for a new department chair and is not a candidate for the permanent chairmanship. Klaassen is a university distinguished professor who has earned a Kemper Award for Klaassen teaching excellence in 2009 and has a long history of research success, having been recognized as the Chancellors Club research award recipient in 1993, in addition to numerous other awards and recognitions in his field of study. He has been teaching at KUMC since he earned his doctorate from the University of Iowa in 1968, and he will remain on the KUMC faculty. Klaassen, reached this week, said he had no comment on Atkinson’s decision, and KUMC officials declined to elaborate on the decision beyond what was contained in Atkinson’s message. — Higher education reporter Andy Hyland can be reached at 832-6388. Follow him on Twitter at

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FROM LEFT, DIONNE CHAVEZ, STEPHEN CHAVEZ, Loretta Chavez and John Chavez look over one of the pages of the Lawrence Journal-World’s Only in Lawrence special section Thursday during an award ceremony at the Journal-World News Center, 645 N.H. Loretta Chavez and the Fiesta Ladies from St. John Catholic School received a Larry Award for their hard work behind the scenes during the St. John’s Mexican Fiesta weekend. For more on the Fiesta Ladies, see page 8A.



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Which venue will be holding â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Turner CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3A Gill Showâ&#x20AC;? on a weekly basis this fall? that has been vacant since last summer because of budgâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Hawk Talk with et shortfalls. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a breakTurner Gill,â&#x20AC;? a radio down of where money is show scheduled for spent: Thursday nights this fall, will â&#x2014;? $83,700 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; two full-time be broadcast on 1320 KLWN staff positions. and recorded live at The Salty â&#x2014;? $29, 500 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; facility Iguana Mexican restaurant, expenses such as rent, equip4931 W. Sixth St. Jayhawk fans ment and maintenance. are invited to attend the show, â&#x2014;? $14, 300 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; utilities, where theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get a chance to phone and Internet service. listen to Kansas University â&#x2014;? $8,000 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; office and janfootball coach Gill talk about itorial supplies, printing and the team and answer quespostage. tions from the audience. Last â&#x2014;? $3,900 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; vehicle costs. year the show, hosted by Bob Heckman also just learned Davis, ran from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. that the federal Community each Thursday. Services Block Grant was cut by only 3 percent instead of the 50 percent that he had anticipated. So Just Food will receive a $30,000 grant, and Heckman is hopeful that the pantry will be able to match it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have applied for a CALL SOUND OFF number of grants that havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been funded and currently If you have a question for have a list of several more we Sound Off, call 832-7297. will be pursuing in the near future,â&#x20AC;? he said. Just Food also has formed




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there waiting for me to finish it. Like, looking at me, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What are you looking at me for?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Bob Goodin, Ashleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dad, is more than happy to give away his only daughter, and says Ashleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother, Bonnie, who died of a stroke in 2004, would also be more


Marissa Wright, waitress, Wichita â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dillons because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the closest.â&#x20AC;?


Just Food is a Douglas County food program that serves about 1,500 people each month. It is part of the Harvesters Community Food Network in Kansas City, Mo., and is able to obtain nonperishable and perishable items at a reduced cost. It can provide a complete meal for 74 cents. The program also gets donations of fresh produce from Douglas County farmers and the Lawrence Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market. To help, you can donate money, food or time. Monetary donations can be made online at or by mailing a check to Just Food at 1200 E. 11th St., Lawrence 66046. For more information, contact Just Food at 856-7030 or visit its website at an official advisory board with 20 members that meets monthly. It is working on a three-year sustainability plan. Heckman said board members have been studying the Flint Hills Breadbasket, a pantry that has been serving Manhattan for more than 20 years. It serves about the same number of people, but has a $300,000 annual budg-

than pleased. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a little tough for her, not having her mom here because her mother would just be elated to be here for the wedding (today),â&#x20AC;? says Bob Goodin, of Lansing, who plans to light a candle for Bonnie and talk about her during the celebration. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be watching down upon us and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be proud and happy for both of them.â&#x20AC;? As they sit on the pews in Danforth Chapel, with the


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clock counting down to their big moment, this couple have nothing but love in their eyes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; even if the world isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t watching. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to the chapel and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re gonna get married,â&#x20AC;? Skulborstad begins to sing as Goodin chuckles and leans into him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She just wants to make sure that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll show up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be there.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Staff writer Sarah Henning can be reached at 832-7187.

CONDITION UPDATE â&#x20AC;˘ Chad Peterson, 35, of Eudora, who was injured in a crash Saturday on U.S. Highway 59 south of Lawrence, was listed in good condition Thursday at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., a hospital spokesman said.



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â&#x20AC;˘ A 19-year-old Olathe woman was arrested Thursday afternoon after running over her boyfriendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foot with a motor vehicle. According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Dave Hubbel, the incident occurred just before 5:30 p.m. in a parking lot in the 1900 block of Massachusetts Street. The man and woman reportedly were involved in a verbal altercation. The woman got into her vehicle and almost ran the man over. She circled the parking lot and the two continued their argument through the window of the vehicle. Hubbel said the man was trying to get the LAWRENCE woman to stay when she slapped him and then ran over his foot. The woman was booked into the Douglas County Jail on charges of aggravated assault


Leigh Ann Hartman and Nathaniel Williams, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday. Michael and Diane Shuck, Baldwin City, a girl, Thursday. Joseph J. and Crystalee Masarik, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday.

and aggravated battery. The man did not suffer any serious injuries during the incident.

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et and four full-time staff members. It receives no city, state or federal funding. It relies on foundation grants and private donations. It has an annual event, The Mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Holiday Food and Fund Drive, which raises about $150,000. Heckman said Just Food likely will start an annual fundraiser as well. To be sustainable, he expects private donations will need to be about $50,000 annually. Just Food is planning to have an open house in May to thank the community. Heckman said the board is talking about the pantryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future instead of its closure because of the support. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone associated with Just Food has been absolutely blown away and so appreciative,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think most of all it has shown how caring and committed Douglas County residents are to helping their neighbors and it has reaffirmed the value of the hard work all of the volunteers and staff are putting into Just Food.â&#x20AC;?

Man to serve more than 7 years for robbery

Colten Millard, Walmart employee, Lawrence â&#x20AC;&#x153;Walmart. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just where I work.â&#x20AC;?

Nick Bananto, musician, Wichita â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dillons. It makes me feel like Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m shopping at my grandmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a warm hug when you walk in.â&#x20AC;?

Jacob Schneider, warehouse worker, Lawrence â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dillons. I get that gas discount.â&#x20AC;?

A Douglas County judge Thursday ordered an 18-yearold Lawrence man to serve more than seven years in prison for a June robbery of a Kansas University student in the Oread neighborhood. But District Judge Sally Pokorny told Jermel Fleming he could earn credit on good behavior to be released from prison in just more than five years. A jury in January convicted Fleming of aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, kidnapping, conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery and theft. Pokorny sentenced Fleming to serve 88 months for the aggravated robbery count, and she ordered him to concurrently serve his lesser sentences on the other counts. Prosecutors asked for a 10year sentence. Defense attorney

Branden Smith asked for probation, saying there were problems with the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s case and that Fleming had strong family support, but Pokorny and prosecutors said Fleming already had three prior felony convictions. Prosecutors alleged Fleming planned the robbery â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which included four other juveniles â&#x20AC;&#x201D; wore a mask over his face and took a sawed-off shotgun into the apartment before demanding money and drugs from the victim, who was struck at an apartment in the 900 block of Tennessee Street. Assistant District Attorney Mark Simpson said Fleming orchestrated the robbery by having another person ask the victim whether he could buy marijuana from him. Smith said Fleming has retained an attorney to appeal his conviction.

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a letter after two Eudora residents, including 5-year-old Cainan Shutt, were killed in an April 16 head-on collision near Eudora. Miller has scheduled a media event for 1:30 p.m. today at KDOT’s Olathe metro office. State transportation engineer Jerry Younger is also scheduled to speak at the event, according to KDOT. In addition to Hopson’s letter, an area group has lobbied KDOT and the state to

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TOPEKA — A broad coalition Thursday tried to slow the budget-cutting and tax-cutting juggernaut in the Legislature, saying that the state’s future depended on properly funding education and social services. “Kansas does not have a spending problem — indeed, we are spending less and getting fewer services. Kansas has a revenue problem,” said Mark Desetti, a spokesman for Kansans for Quality Communities and lobbyist for the Kansas-National Education Association. Over the past two years, the state budget has been cut by about $1 billion because of falling tax revenues, and further cuts are on the way. But even LEGISLATURE with the revenue shortfall, House Republican leaders are pushing for more tax cuts. Members of the coalition said that’s a problem and doesn’t take into account funding that is needed for education, social services, public safety and basic infrastructure. Spending plans under consideration would reduce base state aid per pupil to its lowest level in a decade. In addition, a waiting list of more than 4,600 for disability services is expected to get bigger. And community mental health services have sustained budget cuts of 65 percent. KQC said: “Once again we call upon the Legislature to act as good stewards of the public treasury. And we ask that they also consider the impact on our communities of these continued cuts.” The coalition included organizations representing teachers, schools, state employees, health care, social services, the elderly and advocates for those with mental and developmental disabilities. The groups said that properly funding state government functions is crucial to develop strong communities.


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Everyday heroes Today’s “Only in Lawrence” edition honors some of the many people who contribute to our community every day.


ou might not know Bertha Bermudez, Gloria Ramos, Irene Langford, Loretta Chavez or Rachel Lemus, but if you’ve ever been to the St. John’s Mexican Fiesta, you likely have tasted their cooking. The group, and their helpers, are the “Fiesta ladies,” and their handiwork has raised thousands of dollars over the past three decades for the church and its school. It’s people like Bermudez, Ramos, Langford, Chavez and Lemus that the Journal-World’s first Only in Lawrence special edition today seeks to honor. Their story is told on today’s front page. Only in Lawrence recognizes more than 50 people who make our community a wonderful, and interesting, place to live, work, learn and recreate. The idea behind Only in Lawrence is to honor those who don’t get the headlines, but without whom Lawrence wouldn’t be the community it is. During a public gathering in the JournalWorld’s News Center Thursday night many of these people, including the Fiesta ladies, were personally thanked and recognized for their contributions to Lawrence. We had a lot of help identifying honorees. In February, a group of community leaders met with our editors and recommended dozens of people we should consider profiling. Our reporters and editors also tapped their sources for more people to contact. We could have filled dozens of newspaper pages today with the many names we received. It just goes to show that Lawrence is not just a community of institutions, but of proud, gracious and hard-working people who give their time and energy to make the city great. The Only in Lawrence edition will be an annual event. Please help us get started for next year by sending us nominations of other Lawrencians we should be celebrating. Until then, knock on your neighbor’s door and say hi, take a former teacher to lunch, buy a glass of lemonade from the kids with the stand down the street. Embrace and enjoy your community, as we do today with Only in Lawrence.

Pragmatism drives U.S.-Mideast policy WASHINGTON — Tom Donilon, President Obama’s national security adviser, has a reputation as a “process guy,” meaning that he runs an orderly decision-making system at the National Security Council, and as a “political guy” with a feel for Capitol Hill and the media. Now, facing the rolling crisis of the Arab Spring, Donilon has had to transform himself into the ultimate “policy guy” — coordinating administration strategy for a revolution that will alter the foreign-policy map for decades. U.S. strategy is still a work in progress. That’s the consensus among some leading Donilonwatchers inside and outside the government. The national security adviser has tried to shape Obama’s intuitive support for the Arab revolutionaries into a coherent line. But as the crisis has unfolded, there has been tension between American interests and values, and a communications-oriented NSC staff has sometimes seemed to oscillate between the two. “The focus is more on how it plays than on what to do,” says one longtime friend of Donilon. He credits Donilon as “a very smart political person” who has brought order to the planning process. But he cautions: “Tom is not a strategist. He’s a pol. That’s the heart of what he is and does.” Another member of the inner circle similarly credits Donilon as “very inclusive of all the principals in the decision-making process.” But he worries that this White House is too focused on

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In an interview in his West Wing office last week, Donilon outlined his basic strategic framework. It begins with Obama’s intuitive feel for these issues. Back in January when the Arab revolts began, Obama admonished his NSC advisers, preoccupied with other issues: ‘You need to get on this!’” “message management.” The uprisings in Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Yemen and now Syria all embody the tension between U.S. interests and values, and Obama has leaned different ways. With Egypt and Libya, the White House voted its values and supported rebellion and change; with Bahrain and Yemen, the administration, while sympathetic to reform, has embraced its interests in the stability of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain’s neighbor, and in a Yemen that is an ally against alQaida.

The mix is pragmatic, which seems to suit both Obama and Donilon. Yet it sometimes frustrates ideologues on both sides who want a more systematic line. My instinct is that the White House is right to be pragmatic, and for that reason should avoid making so many public pronouncements: This is an evolving crisis, each country presents a different set of issues; a one-sizefits-all policy approach would be a mistake. The biggest test may come in Syria, where President Bashar alAssad has launched a ruthless crackdown. Here, U.S. values and interests would seem to coincide in the fall of Assad, who is Iran’s key Arab ally and maintains a repressive, anti-American regime. But there are dangers: Assad’s fall could bring a sectarian bloodbath. So far, Donilon seems to be holding a middle ground to allow maximum U.S. flexibility. In an interview in his West Wing office last week, Donilon outlined his basic strategic framework. It begins with Obama’s intuitive feel for these issues. Back in January when the Arab revolts began, Obama admonished his NSC advisers, preoccupied with other issues: “You need to get on this!” Donilon cites four guidelines that have shaped the administration’s response ever since: First, the Arab revolt is a “historic” event, comparable to the fall of the Ottoman Empire or the post-1945 decolonization of the Middle East; second, “no country is immune” from change; third, the revolution has

“deep roots” in poor governance, demographics and new communications technology; and fourth, “these are indigenous events” that can’t be dictated by America, Iran or any other outside power. Donilon also stresses that this process of change is just beginning. “We’re in the early chapters,” he says, warning that the U.S. should be careful not to take actions now that it might regret down the road, as situations change and new players emerge. A useful reality check for Donilon was his trip earlier this month to Saudi Arabia, which had been traumatized by Obama’s abandonment of deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and America’s initial support for Bahrain’s Shiite protesters. Donilon met with Saudi King Abdullah for over two hours and gave him a personal letter from Obama. The reassuring message, he says, was about “the bond we have in a relationship of 70 years that’s rooted in shared strategic interest.” Donilon is preoccupied now by Syria. He doesn’t want to talk details of policy but says the administration will follow its basic principles of opposing violent repression and supporting reform. He says Assad made a disastrous mistake being “constipated” about change. As for a Libya-style intervention, Donilon seems dubious that a military option in Syria is available or advisable.



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Lawrence Police Department reports indicated that dispatchers YEARS had received a call AGO at 6:09 a.m. about IN 1971 a brown horse and a white horse walking east on East 15th Street, east of Harper. The same two horses apparently also had been wandering in the Eighth and New Jersey area just after 2:00 a.m. An unidentified man later turned up cians can, in good conscience, sepa- taxes and lots of government services. in the 15th Street area and led the rate themselves from the Lawrence If you look at the recent polls, most horses off, presumably to their body politic when making crucial Americans think there should be no home.


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To the editor: I am a coach in the Lawrence school district. I coach both at the junior high and high school levels. My winter coaching season is eight weeks long (late October to early December), then I carry over as an assistant at the high school for the remainder of the season (through February). This year, at the end of the junior high season, I was informed through a letter that my pay for that junior high season was being decreased by about 20 percent. Never mind the contract both I and the school district signed last July stating the original amount. Just, “by the way, we need you to sign this addendum to your original contract, sorry about that, we’re taking $600 from you two weeks before Christmas and there’s nothing you can do about it. Oh, and also, we know your season is about done and we should have informed you earlier, but, oh well.” Upon questioning it with the HR Department, I was informed that 22 junior high head coaches’ salaries were chopped without notice. To this day, I’ve never signed that addendum. I think the community needs to know about these kinds of things that go on behind closed doors in this district. You wonder why you can’t win? Take a look. How can you win if you can’t keep good coaches? Sad. Randy Streeter, Lawrence

To the editor: If I thought for a moment about the difficulty that ordinary citizens have in persuading the City Commission to see their point of view when an especially contentious issue comes before them, I would suspect that our elected officials were taking money under the table from developers whose positions on those issues consistently are favored over those of residents who dare to oppose them. The Dillons Mass. Street expansion will test the good will of the people who have been working very hard to bring sense and practicality to an expansion that seems targeted more toward an “upscale” population in a large city than toward the very diverse population of east and central Lawrence neighborhoods whose residents are this store’s customers. Their plans for remodeling, which include completely closing a store that is vital to the occupants of Babcock Place while the new store is under construction, are unrealistic for the area. Yet they persevere, with just a few concessions to their neighbors. And sadly, the commissioners approved most of their “revised plan” regardless of residents’ objections. I seem to recall that the body politic refers to the people whose needs and wishes our elected officials are in office to serve. I don’t understand how both businesses and politi-

decisions about the built environment of our town. Why bother to vote, or even to write letters such as this one if our feelings, thoughts and needs matter so little? M.G. Roy, Lawrence

Magical thinking To the editor: With the release of President Obama’s long-form birth certificate, only one question remains: Will Donald Trump continue to garner popular support for his potential run for the Republican nomination? In order to answer this question, it’s necessary to understand Trump’s appeal. Trump’s appeal isn’t really because he supported the “birther” movement. The reason people like Donald Trump is twofold. First, people think that if nonpoliticians are elected to office, they’ll be immune to the usual pressures in government. Second, businessmen like Trump seem to promise that through their superior business talent they will magically solve problems and save Americans from having to make hard choices. That’s pie-in-the-sky thinking. The mess we’re in is not a product of a few reckless politicians. Our fundamental problem is that Americans want low

changes to Medicare and no broad increases in taxation. This is magical mathematics. There’s no way to make the budget work without doing at least one of these things — and the most logical solution would be a mixture of both. By championing the “birther” movement, Mr. Trump has become a parody of himself. It’ll be difficult, but necessary to ignore any further outrageous claims by this celebrity. Focusing on President Obama’s citizenship wasn’t productive for this country. But let’s not forget that believing that our debt problems will disappear without reducing government spending and raising revenue hasn’t been either. Chris Orlando, Lawrence

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for April 29, 1911: YEARS “There was AGO dancing at the high IN 1911 school junior prom — after midnight. Prof. Olney stated that last year they had violated the rule and danced after he had gone home. This year he said he did not propose to have such a thing happen, so he remained. All went lovely until midnight when Joe Bishop stepped forward and announced that he had rented the hall from that time forward and that there would be a subscription dance.... This is thought to show that the high school students did not violate the rule forbidding dancing at the high school prom. But they were simply the victims of fate when outside parties steered in and took their hall away from them. The event has stirred up a good deal of excitement in high school circles and many people are wondering what the board of education can or will do about it.” — Compiled by Sarah St. John

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Eudora Middle School to get new principal Eudora Middle School’s next principal will come with some high school experience. Jerry Henn, principal of Paola High School, emerged from a field of 86 applicants to become principal at the middle school. Henn will replace Rich Proffitt, who is leaving the middle school to become SCHOOLS superintendent of the Saline school district. Henn has spent the past 15 years as principal at Paola, after having served as principal of Ellinwood Junior-Senior High School. “He understands that middle school students are in the midst of a really critical stage, both academically and developmentally,” said Don Grosdidier, superintendent of the Eudora school district. “He is committed to meeting their needs and to helping them be prepared for all the opportunities that will come as they progress to high school and beyond.”

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Final Friday events “Raw Diamonds ... Raw Elegance,” 11 a.m.- p.m., Diane’s Artisan Gallery, 4 E. Seventh St. Just Hangin,’ 4:40-9 p.m., Quinton’s, 615 Mass. At the Lawrence Public Library: New Works by Liza MacKinnon, Lower Level, 5-7 p.m.; “Girl in a Box: Shadow Box Illustrations by Ruby Love,” Lower Level, 5-7 p.m.; Bishop Seabury Academy Student Artwork, Gallery & Cases, 5-7 p.m., 707 Vt. Reading by Mark Hennessy, with musical guest Olassa, 5-8 p.m., The Dusty Bookshelf, 708 Mass. The Lawrence Art Party, art by more than 20 artists, music by BRC, 5-10 p.m., Hobbs Taylor Lofts, 730 N.H. Some Seasonal Views of Inland Landscape, Thread Pieces and Works on Paper by Colette Stuebe Bangert, 5-9 p.m., Teller’s, 746 Mass. Exhibit by Lisa Grossman, 59 p.m., Pachamama’s, 800 N.H. Jason Wood: New Works, and James “chico” Buehler: The Parade, 5-10 p.m., Invisible Hand Gallery, 801 1/2 Mass. Sue Ashline, “Recent Paintings,” 5-9 p.m., Bourgeois Pig, 6 E. Ninth St. Works by Charles Ray, 5-8 p.m., Z’s Downtown Espresso, 10 E. Ninth St. At Do’s Deluxe: Jennifer Joie Webster (Hawaiian images in oil and watercolor), Marty Olson (recent acrylics/mixed media), Richard Gwin (digital images of Cuba), 6-8 p.m., Do’s Deluxe, 416 E.. Ninth St. At the Phoenix Gallery, Anne Egitto will be the demonstrating artist, 5-8 p.m., Phoenix Gallery, 825 Mass. Closing Night for “Build This Cardboard Thing,” 5-9 p.m., Lawrence Percolator, in the alley east of 10th and New Hampshire streets. At the Lawrence Arts Center: Lawrence public schools exhibit; prints by Patrick Giroux; The New Old San Antonio: Tales from the Little Big Town, Quixotic Fusion, 5-9 p.m., 940 N.H. Plus: Make It Look Rich: An interactive performance by Jimmy Kuehnle in which he will don a large inflatable suit, beginning his performance at the Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., and continuing down the hill to downtown Lawrence. Art by the Park, 5-9 p.m., 1109 Gallery, 1109 Mass. Pyramid Lake, an exhibition of new work and a book release by Ray Sohn, 6-10 p.m., Wonder Fair, 803 1/2 Mass. Elevate Massage Grand Opening with art, photo booth and psychic readings, 1403 Mass. Works by Kristin Morland, 58 p.m., Foxtrot, 822 Mass. Flash Space: Blame the Moon, 5-9 p.m., 815 Mass. Works by Amy Fore, Acme, 847 Mass. Waste Not, Want Not, Social Service League, 905 R.I. ••• Vintage Sale at Trinity Episcopal Church, 7-11 a.m., 1011 Vt. “William S. Burroughs: A Man Within,” reception, 5:30 p.m., film screening, 6:30 p.m., Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 852 Cancer Aid & Research Dinner, 6 p.m., VFW Hall, 138 Ala. The Doo-Dads, matinee show 6-8 p.m., Replay Lounge,

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Downtown Farmers Market, 7 a.m.-11 a.m., 824 N.H. Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church Flea Market, 7 a.m.1 p.m., church parking lot, 802 W. 22nd St. Red Dog’s Dog Days winter workout, 7:30 a.m., meet in the parking lot behind Kizer-Cummings Jewelry at Ninth and Vermont streets. Flapjacks to Fight Hunger, pancake breakfast benefit for Just Food, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Eaton Hall, 1520 W. 15th St. Blues Cruise 4 a Cure, benefit poker run for the American Cancer Society, registration at 9 a.m., ride starts at 11:30 a.m. at CPA Park, downtown Eudora. Arthur Dodge & Vintage Sale at Trinity Episcopal Church, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., The Horsefeathers 1011 Vt. Amid all of the Final FriSenior Housing Fair, 10 goings-on, there are still 12:30 p.m., Lawrence Senior some shows worthy of your Center, 745 Vt. time in between gallerySpring Family Fun Day at Midhopping, elbow-rubbing and night Farm, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Midanything else that goes on night Farm, 2084 N.600 Road. during the monthly arts Kaw Valley Quilt Guild Quilt walk. After the exhibits have Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Douclosed down and the glas County Fairgrounds, 19th crowds have dissipated or and Harper streets. relocated, depending on The Velveteen Rabbit,” your perspective, head to 10:30 a.m., Lawrence Arts Centhe Replay Lounge, 946 ter, 940 N.H. Mass., at 10 p.m. for Arthur Spring Parade of Homes, Dodge & The Horsefeathers noon-5 p.m., at homes across and The Hips. Lawrence, map at Ever dependable, Dodge and company have been The Velveteen Rabbit,” 1 p.m., making country-infused Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. rock music for years with no Bookworms Unite! for 8-12 sign of stopping anytime year olds, registration requestsoon. They are joined by The ed, 2:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Hips, who may appear new Library, 707 Vt. on paper, considering the Wakarusa River Valley Herband's first show was in itage Museum opens for seaFebruary. In reality, the band son, 1 p.m., Bloomington Park is something of a local at Clinton Lake. supergroup, made up of Centennial celebration of members of Drakkar Sauna Potter Lake at Kansas Universiand Fourth of July. They ty, 2-5 p.m., Potter Lake. offer an eclectic mix of Americana Music Academy tunes that range from balSaturday Jam, 3 p.m., Amerilads to casual, keyboardcana Music Academy, 1419 fueled rockers that are Mass. instantly catchy and quick Catwalk for a Cause, a Benefit to please. Fashion Show for SafeBar, 6-10 p.m., The Granada, 1020 Mass. Opening reception for New 946 Mass. Blueprint, 7 p.m., Ingredient, Works by Melissa McCormick, Debbi Homola, Ian Wolf, 6-9 947 Mass. p.m., Blue Dot Salon, 15 E. Sev“Emergence,” a show featurenth St. ing the artistry of the newly “Emergence,” a show featurformed Lawrence Ballet Theing the artistry of the newly atre and the dynamic formed Lawrence Ballet TheAdvanced Jazz Ensemble, 7 atre and the dynamic Advanced p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, Jazz Ensemble, 7 p.m.. 940 N.H. Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Open mic poetry night at AIRT, 7:30 p.m., Black Box The Mirth Café, 7 p.m. to 9 Theater, Lawrence Arts Center, p.m., 745 N.H. 940 N.H. University Dance Company Lawrence Civic Choir Spring concert, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, Concert, 7:30 p.m., Free 1600 Stewart Drive. Methodist Church, 3001 “Hansel and Gretel,” an Lawrence Ave. opera by Engelbert 455 Rocket, 9 p.m., Slow Ride Humperdinck, featuring the KU Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Roadhouse, 1350 N. Third St. Cowboy Indian Bear, Stik Crafton-Preyer Theatre, MurFiga, Haii Usagi, 9 p.m., Jackpot phy Hall, 1530 Murphy Drive. Music Hall, 943 Mass. AIRT, 7:30 p.m., Black Box headshandsfeat, 9 p.m., Theater, Lawrence Arts Center, Johnny’s West, 721 Wakarusa 940 N.H. Ezra Furman & the Harpoons Drive. The Club with DJ ParLé, 10 with The Apache Relay & Trisp.m., Fatso’s, 1016 Mass. tan, 8 p.m., Bottleneck, 727 AfroFunk with DJ Kimbarely N.H. Legal, Dylan Bassett and Jake Frank Plas and the Silvertones, 9 p.m., Slow Ride Road- Herman, 10 p.m., Eighth Street Taproom, 801 N.H. house, 1350 N. Third St. Apache Dropout, 10 p.m., Mass Street Marauders with Replay Lounge, 946 Mass. Winner’s Circle, The Lonely Risky disco with DJs Brent Hearts Club, 9 p.m., Jackpot Tactic & Bill Pile, on the patio, Music Hall, 943 Mass. 10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Retro Dance Party, 9 p.m., Wilde’s Chateau 24, 2412 Iowa Mass. Shorty Got Strings, The Ole’ Disco Disco with DJ ParLe Standbys, 10 p.m., Burger Stand and the RevolveR, 9 p.m., at the Casbah, 803 Mass. Fatso’s, 1016 Mass. Checkered Beat, 10 p.m., Wheatfield Rebellion, 10 Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass. p.m., Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass.

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SEÑORA CLAUDIA OLEA AND HER FOURTH-GRADE SPANISH CLASS at St. John Catholic School gather together with the volunteers who do the cooking for St. John’s Mexican Fiesta. The five women who volunteer are, second row from left, Irene Langford, Loretta Chavez, Gloria Ramos, Rachel Lemus and Bertha “Bert” Bermudez.

Celebrating the Fiesta ladies ————

Annual St. John’s event requires months of preparation, devotion By Chad Lawhorn

The church radio will play the Mexican polka. Traditional tamales and enchiladas need a little bit of the spice that only Ruben Ramos and the sharp sounds of a Tejano accordion can provide. The music keeps the small band of women in the basement kitchen of Lawrence’s St. John Catholic Church moving — but no, it is not the secret to the success of the church’s longtime summer Fiesta. In the kitchen, the women will all take their places around stainless steel counters that were installed long before stainless steel became chic. One will operate a special commercial cooker that can handle 100 pounds of meat at a time. The machine is greatly appreciated — because there are 600 pounds of ground beef and 300 pounds of pork to season, cook and serve — but no, that’s not the secret either. On Fiesta weekend (always the weekend after Father’s Day) men — husbands, really — will come down the church stairs to fill up coolers of tamales to take back to the crowd. Yes —the ladies admit — watching the men do the serving is fun. But, you guessed it, it’s not the secret. Bert Bermudez should know the secret. She was part of the group 30 years ago who suggested a “mini fiesta” as a way to raise funds for the parish, which had lost about half its members to the newly formed Corpus Christi parish. That’s what it was called the first year — Mini Fiesta — but after seeing it, the Father of the parish said it would be disingenuous to call it anything but a true Fiesta. Bermudez says the secret to Fiesta is that it doesn’t run on a secret. Rather, a spirit. “We know that we’re doing it for the church,” Bermudez said. “Everybody is willing to do what they are asked to do. If there is a secret, that’s probably it.” The other five ladies in the kitchen nod their head in agreement. But there is another way to put it, Gloria Ramos says from behind the counter. “We get the call. We come.” ●●●

Lots of people come to the Fiesta. Lines of diners snake across the church grounds at 12th and Vermont streets during the two-day event. “The thing about the Fiesta is the food,” said Jacinta Hoyt, who grew up in the St. John’s kitchen with her mother, Irene Langford. “The food is

such a big part of it, but it is just so seen his wife make refried beans, and much work.” never saw any washing. Yes, some Work that happens in the basement scraping with a rubber spatula to get while bands play, dancers dance and the beans out of the can, but never any taste buds tingle up above. That’s why washing. All the ladies laugh. the Journal-World — upon Hoyt’s “We don’t use any cans,” they nomination — has chosen the ladies of almost say in unison. the Fiesta as the inaugural winners of The burritos number about 1,500, a the Larry Award. mixture of beef and pork varieties. “I know the Fiesta means a lot to the Then there are tacos and tostadas, and community,” Hoyt said. “People tell rice and enchiladas — all made with me how much they look forward to recipes more than 100 years old that the Fiesta, and it adds a bit of diversihave been passed down from the Mexty. But I doubt people realize how ican descendants of Chavez and othmuch really goes into it.” ers. Like how preparations for the A good deal of food, as the ladies approximately 2,000 tamales begin in would say. Also, it ends up being a February. Or how nearly 50 women good deal for the church. Hoyt — who take different shifts throughout the helps keep track of finances for the week leading up to Fiesta — said the Fiesta to dice the event raises anyI think it is very important for where from onions, season the rice, shred the pork the younger people to see more $40,000 to $60,000 and everything else about their culture. You can tell for the church. that has to be done a good deal them, but sometimes they don’t Lately, to give the meal of the money has that Fiesta authen- listen to you. You have to show gone to support ticity. the Spanish lanthem.” “I don’t know guage program at everything that the church’s St. — Fiesta volunteer Bert Bermudez goes on,” Hoyt said John School. of what she saw as That makes the a young girl in the ladies feel good, kitchen. “I’m not sure I learned a lot maybe even better than the compliabout cooking, but I learned a whole ments they get on the food. It’s the lot about helping out. They always Spanish program that ensures the food made it clear that helping out should lasts much longer than a meal. be second nature.” The women say there are many Hispanic youths in Lawrence who don’t ●●● know how to speak Spanish. And, Loretta Chavez is converting tomafrankly put, some of the ladies can’t toes into tomato sauce in her mind. help but feel a little guilty about that. When you’ve been heading up a Fiesta “It is sad to say, but at one point in kitchen for 30 years, that’s what find time you really weren’t allowed to say yourself doing at times. much about your culture or even the Chavez and Bermudez are trying to language,” said Bermudez. accurately answer a question about So, the ladies didn’t. how much hot sauce they make for the “To be truthful,” said Rachel Lemus, Fiesta. 72, “when I had kids, it scared me, and The two know that they order 10 I didn’t speak Spanish to them. People cases of tomatoes for the event, and told me it would confuse them. I wish Chavez says off the top of her head I never would have listened to them.” that there are six gallons of tomatoes ●●● per case, but they use two cases of tomatoes for the rice and a few tomaTimes are different now, but at the toes for ... well. Fiesta, many of the faces are the same. “I think we make a lot of hot sauce,” This summer’s Fiesta will be the 30th Chavez says. annual event, and the six ladies who One of the other ladies listening to are in the kitchen on this day try to the conversation laughs. determine how many of the Fiestas “Yeah, I know we do,” she says. they’ve cooked for. They look at each They make lots of things. You other and shrug their shoulders. already know about the tamales. The “If we’re not all at 30, we’re pretty masa is made months ahead, and the close to it,” says Irene Langford. women arrive at 5 a.m. on Fiesta day “Well, except for Jacinta,” Bermudez to start cooking them. says while looking to the young How about refried beans? You have to start washing them days in advance, woman in the corner. “No, no, I’m only 30,” Hoyt says. which confuses the one male who is in But these days, a lot of the eyes the kitchen at the moment. He had


Fiesta 2011! Join the fun this year — and get some great food — Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, at 1234 Ky. in Lawrence, from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. turn toward her and others in her generation. Many of the ladies in this room are in their 60s, some in their 70s. They say they still love the experience — it is one of the few times they know they can get caught up on grandkid stories and all the other talk that flows so naturally in a kitchen. But still, 2,000 tamales times 30 ... . Earlier this year, the decision was made to cut the Fiesta down to just one day because of all the volunteers needed. But then spring came and they decided to go for two days once again. Hoyt admits that in the past there even have been murmurs about whether the Fiesta’s time simply has passed. “It would be terrible if it just faded away,” Hoyt said. The ladies, of course, agree. It would be a loss for the whole community. All the gringos who get a glimpse of true Hispanic culture and a belly full of good food would suffer. But it is the Hispanic community itself that has the most to lose, the ladies say. “I think it is very important for the younger people to see more about their culture,” Bermudez said. “You can tell them, but sometimes they don’t listen to you. You have to show them.” Hoyt pipes up and says she thinks the Fiesta will survive. “Maybe it will adapt and take on new directions, but it will continue,” she says. “I think my generation will step up because I think we have to.” But the one male in the room asks the question that surely has to be on someone’s else mind. Can you make tamales? Hoyt laughs. “If my generation does step up and take it over,” Hoyt says, “it won’t be as good as it is now. But we’ll do the best we can.” The Fiesta ladies wave their hands and show they are not worried about that. “Well,” Ramos says, “after 30 years, you’ll get good.” — City reporter Chad Lawhorn can be reached at 832-6362. Follow him at

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About this special edition

By Sarah Aylward

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Only In Lawrence, a special section honoring your neighbors, unsung heroes and people who do the little things that just make life better here. Our collection of stories in today’s JournalWorld and on features dozens of people and things that make Lawrence, well, Lawrence. We had help identifying our collection of profiles. In February, a group of community leaders met Anderson with our editors and recommended scores of people whose work may not make headlines but still touches many. Assignments were made and our team of reporters and photographers met with each of our story subjects. Their stories will warm your heart, make you laugh or cry and, we hope, spark you to do something yourself for our community. So, please sit back and enjoy this special edition. And if you have any ideas about whom we should feature in our 2012 edition of Only In Lawrence, please give me a call or send me an email. — Managing editor Dennis Anderson can be reached at 785-832-7194 or


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For Aaron Turner, a job is not to be taken lightly. The longest-tenured employee of the city of Lawrence’s Solid Waste Division, Turner still finds enjoyment in his work after 45 years. In 1966, Turner briefly left his wife and three sons in Hollandale, Miss., in need of employment. “My youngest son was 3 days old when I left,” Turner said. His nephews had been down to visit the family from Lawrence over the Fourth of July, and he decided to leave with them in search of work. Soon after arriving, Turner found himself homeless as his nephew had skipped out on rent. With no one to turn to, Turner ended up staying in South Park, but he was chased out by police officers. Luck was with him that day though, because while walking down Massachusetts Street, he ran into friends who offered to help. Turner’s friends took him to the city offices to find work. “I didn’t have an address to put on the application,” Turner said. “So they let me use theirs.” They made good on their promise, too, offering him a place to stay until he could afford his own apartment. The next day Turner began packing trash. Compared with his childhood in Mississippi, the new job was easy. “There were 13 of us kids,” Turner said. “My mother passed away soon after the last of us was born, so my father raised us.” To keep the family sheltered, clothed and fed, Turner’s father worked on a farm. Turner remembers one day he and his siblings were stepping on to the school bus. The farmer who employed Turner’s father drove up in his truck and demanded the children stay and work picking

Age: 68 Position: Operator II with Lawrence’s Solid Waste Division. Originally from: Mississippi; he was one of 13 kids, raised by his father. Quote: “At first I didn’t talk, I just worked. Through the years, I started mingling with everyone, and I learned that most of the people in Lawrence were different. I learned to care for people outside of my race.”

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AARON TURNER is the longesttenured employee at the city’s Solid Waste Division. Turner was photographed on a route with his roll-off truck behind Hallmark Cards March 22. cotton. The father, worried about losing his job, made the kids stay and work. Turner himself got as far as the 10th grade. Later Turner married a woman named Mattie, quite literally the girl next door. They had three sons. He knew he needed to find better work. “We were only making $3 per 12-hour day on the farm driving tractors. When I picked cotton, I was paid $1.50 per 100-pound sack. You had to pick a lot of cotton to get 100 pounds,” he said. Working for the Solid Waste Division was much better. Soon Turner had moved to a house on the 1200 block of New Jersey. He had a friend who was traveling to Mississippi, and Turner paid the friend to bring his family to Lawrence. Though the work was easier, Turner had to get accustomed to a new community. “When I was growing up, I worked around my own people,” he said. “When I came (to Lawrence), this job stretched me out. At first I didn’t talk, I just worked. Through the years, I started

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mingling with everyone, and I learned that most of the people in Lawrence were different. I learned to care for people outside of my race.” This fellowship is evident as Turner’s co-workers and supervisors file in and out of the room, exchanging jokes and referring to one another by nicknames. “We joke around until we start work at 7 a.m. If I don’t show up, they worry about me. We get along pretty good,” he said. Through the years, Turner has worked his way up in the division. Turner now works as an operator II, which means he operates the small packer trucks as well as the trucks that pick up 20-, 30and 40-yard containers at commercial and business sites. “It’s a one-person operation,” said Craig Pruett, solid waste operations supervisor. “It’s the top level of that classification, so the responsibility is on him.” Lawrence has been a good fit for Turner and his family. “I’ve been married for 50 years to Mattie,” Turner said. He’s proud of his three boys. “My sons don’t know about picking cotton, and I thank the good Lord that they don’t. They have their education, something I never had. I’ve learned more since I moved here than I did living in Mississippi.”





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At 68 years old, Turner plans to keep working. But upon retirement, he’ll focus on his hobbies, fixing cars and singing in the choir at St. Luke’s AME Church.



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Our community panel for Only in Lawrence We had a lot of help recognizing potential Only In Lawrence nominees. Serving on a community panel were: Dan Affalter, retired Lawrence Police Department captain. Gay Lynn Clock, Clock assistant to Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. Louis Copt, an artist known for Kansas landscape painting and recipient of the 2011 Governor’s Arts Award. Bev and Don Gardner, who run Red Dog’s Dog Days community workout. B. Gardner Colleen Gregoire, vice president and campaign manager for United Way of Douglas County. Jacinta Langford Hoyt, owner of LangfordMedia. Tracy Kihm, Bert Nash finance director. Chuck Woodling, for- Gregoire mer Lawrence JournalWorld sports editor.



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Assistant D.A. passionate about prosecuting drunken driving offenses By George Diepenbrock

When Greg Benef iel worked in his family’s convenience store business, he spent time volunteering as an emergency medical technician for the Douglas County Ambulance Service. He remembers responding to accident scenes where drunken drivers had done major damage, including where a teenage girl had struck a tree and became paraplegic. “I saw f irsthand what impaired drivers could do to other people as well as themselves,” said Benefiel, 49, who after spending three years as an assistant Douglas County district attorney is now the office’s primary DUI prosecutor. Benefiel says his passion on the issue will aid him as he takes on his new job, especially prosecuting cases against repeat DUI offenders. He’s lived in Lawrence for 30 years and decided to return to Kansas University to pursue a second career, and he graduated from law school in 2005. In his first job out of law school, Benefiel prosecuted cases in Overland Park Municipal Court involving Woodling off icers who worked the overnight shift, including several DUI cases. He also spent nine months as an assistant district attorLawrence-Douglas County Fire ney in Reno County before Medical Douglas County District 230 — feet of water main Attorney Charles Branson replaced hired him as an assistant dis319 — miles of streets trict attorney in 2008. maintained Benefiel prosecuted all 1,256 — tons of trash colkinds of cases until the Doulected glas County Commission 7,826 — feet of sewer line granted Branson funding for that is cleaned and inspected a new attorney position to 14,000 — rides on the T prosecute DUI cases. He’s 592,829 — dollar amount of been working to transition sales tax collected full-time into the role, even making himself available for — Source: City of Lawrence early morning phone calls

What makes the city of Lawrence work? Here are the numbers, averaged out, of services the city provides each week. 13.8 — police officers on duty for the midnight shift 69.4 — millions of gallons of water distributed by the city 81 — number of youth and adult games played 184 — classes held at the Nature Center, Aquatic Center and recreation buildings 190 — calls for service by


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GREG BENEFIEL HAS SPENT three years as an assistant Douglas County district attorney and is now the office’s primary DUI prosecutor. from officers if they have a question about a DUI investigation. He’s served on the Kansas DUI Commission and served as a DUI section leader for the Kansas County District Attorney’s Association. Branson said Benefiel has learned intricate legal concepts about DUI cases, which can be difficult to prosecute because juries often want more than just an account of what the officer observed. Last year Branson’s office encouraged officers to seek a search warrant to draw blood in all cases where a suspected drunken driver refuses all tests. “He has become an expert in this area and has presented at many seminars across the state,” Branson said. Tom Stanton, Reno County deputy district attorney, said Benefiel’s passion for DUI cases was important, but his demeanor inside and outside the courtroom have made him successful with juries as well.

Benefiel can often be seen outside court joking with fellow attorneys and court staffers. “He’s confident, but he’s also a humble guy,” said Stanton, a former KU public safety officer. “There’s not an arrogant bone in his body. I think the world of Greg.” Stanton said Benefiel and his wife, Helen, are also caring and thoughtful. Even after Benefiel left Reno County to work for Branson, he continued to bring cookies Helen baked to give out to people who dropped off toys at an annual Toys for Tots Drive in the Hutchinson office, Stanton said. “I don’t think I’ve ever known anybody who disliked Greg,” Stanton said. For Benefiel, he hopes seeing the effect drunken driving can have as a volunteer EMT will help him in his new position whether it’s trying cases, helping officers or handling appeals of DUI cases. “Any time that you’re passionate about a particular

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ABOUT GREG BENEFIEL Age: 49 Position: Assistant Douglas County district attorney Duties: Prosecutes cases involving driving under the influence in Douglas County District Court. Lived in Lawrence: mostly for 30 years and formerly worked for in his family’s convenience store business before attending Kansas University’s law school. Interest in DUI prosecution: Saw the traffic effects of drinking and driving after volunteering as a Douglas County emergency medical technician. subject, it self-motivates you to learn anything you can,” he said. “And then you bring that knowledge that you’ve gained to the position.” — Reporter George Diepenbrock can be reached at 832-7144. Follow him at

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Good neighbors can make all the difference By Brenna Hawley

What makes a good neighbor? Lawrence residents nominated more than 25 people who are the epitome of a good neighbor, whether they clear the sidewalks of snow or drive neighbors to the airport when they need a ride. Marcia Epstein, director of Headquarters Counseling Center, said that good relationships with neighbors can increase a person’s quality of life. “We’re going to feel better emotionally, and that often means we’ll feel better physically and we’ll be safer,” she said. Epstein personally experienced a good neighbor when she got a call in the middle of the night from a neighbor who had stepped out to smoke and saw someone trying to break into her car. “If we know our neighbors and we know a little bit about their routines, we can see that something is different, and it gives us the opportunity to check in on them,” she said. Here are a few of Lawrence’s good neighbors.

Kenny Click, 5000 block Keystone Court Kenny Click’s father taught him from an early age in small-town Mart, Texas, to help others. He and his father would help many people they went to church with by mowing their lawns and helping with other tasks. When Click, now 49, asked his father why they helped without being paid, his father replied: That’s what a good neighbor does. Click maintains that attitude himself, and is now passing it on to his own children. “If I know someone’s got a problem, we just help to help,” he said. “I’ve tried to teach them to go out and help without being asked.” Click has been such a good neighbor to people in Lawrence, even a neighbor who moved away lauded his neighborly attitude. Current neighbor, Dick Hale, said Click is always available with a helping hand. “They kind of adopted us,” said Hale, 81. “Part of it is his attitude. He likes doing it for you.” Hale said Click will clear lots of sidewalks in their neighborhood with his fourwheeler with a blade attached. When Hale went on

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PETE AND CATHY SCHNEIDER often help their elderly neighbors with yard work, cleaning house and getting them to the airport or church. The couple are also active volunteers, especially with United Way and Family Promise. “All of us around here, if someone needs help, we help,” he said. And despite his age, Barnett keeps walking around the neighborhood regularly with his dog, Sadie. “He just never quits,” Peters said. “He’s like the Energizer Bunny.”

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KENNY CLICK’S NEIGHBORS are grateful for his generosity. Click makes a point of helping others, including clearing sidewalks in winter. a three-week trip in February, he knew he didn’t have to worry about getting a ticket for his sidewalks not being cleared. During the summer months, Click keeps his land and another lot he owns completely mowed, and many neighborhood children use the land to play. Click’s giving attitude fits in with the small-town values Hale said Lawrence maintains. “I think more people should be that way, and when they are, it’s nice that they get recognition,” Hale said. “They’re not doing it for recognition. I know that’s not his purpose. He’s just a good man.”

Pete and Cathy Schneider, 4200 block of Harvard Road Pete and Cathy Schneider weren’t always close with their neighbors. About 11 years ago, their church started a group, and the neighbors all went. Now they’re all fast friends, and their neighbors feel lucky to have them. Pete, 60, has a range of tools, which he passes around when needed. He and Cathy have cut grass for neighbors who are ill, watered plants when they were gone and even powerwashed a neighbor’s deck. “You help the neighbor whoever you are,” Pete said. Cathy, 55, said growing up in a small town in Missouri instilled the importance of

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DON BARNETT USES his expertise from owning a garage to help neighbors with car trouble, and is always willing to lend a helping hand with taking care of their animals while they’re on vacation. helping neighbors. “That’s just what you did,” she said. Marie Potter said the Schneiders helped many of their older neighbors, and had personally picked her and her husband up from the airport, taken them to church and done some plumbing at their house. “When you’re older, you realize you can’t do all that you used to do,” Potter said. “Sometimes you need help and you need to rely on people like that. A good neighbor is a very precious jewel for an older person.”

Don Barnett, 1700 block of East 1310 Road Twelve years ago, Sarah Peters and her husband moved to Don Barnett’s neighborhood. Barnett quickly became a friend. “He was one of the first people who stopped by when we moved in,” Peters said. “He’s just the friendliest guy.” Barnett, 82, was once the owner of a garage, something Peters said comes in handy when a vehicle breaks down. Barnett also cares for the Peters’ cat when they leave town. “Our cat is very stand-off-

CHRISTINE GRAVES is always willing to take care of her neighbor’s young child when needed. Graves said her neighborhood, on Prescott Drive, is full of people willing to help each other out.

ish and the only three people she will let handle her is my husband and I, and Don,” she said. Barnett said he learned to appreciate good neighbors when he was in the service and spent some time in New York City. There, he found that people who had lived next to each other for years hardly spoke. “Nobody wants to get involved,” he said. So now, he has a good relationship with his neighbors, helps when they need help and will share vegetables from his wife’s garden.

Christine Graves, 900 block of Prescott Christine Graves, 60, lives in a neighborhood where all the neighbors help one another. In the winter, she’ll use her snowblower to clear the sidewalks, and in the summer, neighbors will edge her grass. “People do stuff for me, and I do stuff for them,” she said. One neighbor in particular said Graves was a great neighbor because she was always available to take care of his 3-year-old son. Graves, a retired special education teacher, will go next door to put the boy to sleep when his father is late returning from work. She also will watch neighbors’ pets, and one week in March she was taking care of two cats, a dog and a parrot. “We just trade off,” she said. After living in the neighborhood for 21 years, she’s grateful for the bond that has formed among people in the neighborhood. “Everybody here is very considerate, because everything you do affects someone,” she said. — Reporter Brenna Hawley can be reached at 832-7217.

Lawrence parks, some obscure, ‘all have a unique characteristic’ By Brenna Hawley

Recreation spots around Lawrence

Ken Clouse walked his 6year-old husky, Juno, down a path at DeVictor Park. A few other walkers can be seen, but most people who use the park live in the neighborhood. It’s just a short walk for Clouse, who lives on Harvard Drive. “Almost daily we go down this trail,” he said. This park is one of 54 parks in Lawrence, and it’s one that Mark Hecker, parks and maintenance superintendent for the city, says is obscure. Four sites in particular are relatively new or hard to find, but they all offer something new for park-goers. “If you go look at some of these other parks,” Hecker said, “they all have a unique characteristic to them.”

DeVictor Park, 1100 George Williams Way This park, near Langston Hughes School, has many trails that wind around much of the corner lot and into neighborhoods as well. “People are starting to recognize it a little bit,” Hecker said. “It’s starting to get a lot of popularity.” The park was named for Fred DeVictor, once a director for the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department. It opened in March 2007 and includes an outdoor classroom, a playground, benches, picnic tables and many other amenities. Clouse said sometimes he and Juno met other dogs while walking on the trails,

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FRED DEVICTOR PARK, just west of Langston Hughes School, is one of Lawrence’s little-known parks. and he is happy the park is so close to his home. “A very nice feature about Lawrence is all the trails that are paved,” he said.

Pat Dawson-Billings Nature Area, southwest of 27th Street and Crossgate Drive This area, which is at the southern end of Crossgate Drive, has ponds that are stocked with bluegill, channel catfish and, occasionally, bass. “I don’t know if a lot of people know that the ponds are stocked,” Hecker said. The land for the 42-acre park was a gift from John McGrew, owner of Wakarusa Land Limited Co. It’s named for Dawson-Billings, who taught in the Lawrence school district from 1960 to 1975. The park is on a floodplain

and is gated, but Hecker said people should just walk around the gate. Native grasses cover the areas around the ponds, including Indian grass, big bluestem and western wheat grass.

Lawrence Nature Park, 201 N. Folks Road As a park set near the end of Folks Road, Hecker said this fairly new park seems to have few visitors. “I think most people drive by it and think, ‘I wonder what that’s about,’” Hecker said. This park was the result of a gift of land and purchases amounting to 100 acres filled with different varieties of trees, grass, limestone out-cropping and hills. Reservations for the shelter can be made at any of Lawrence’s community recreation centers.

Parks 19th & Haskell Park, 19th and Haskell Avenue Broken Arrow Park, 2900 La. Brook Creek Park, 1200 Brook St. Buford M. Watson Jr. Park, Between Sixth and Eighth streets and Kentucky and Tennessee streets Burcham Park, 200 Ind. Centennial Park, 600 Rockledge Road Chaparral Park, 2700 Ponderosa Drive Clinton Lake Park, 1316 E. 902 Road Clinton Park, 901 W. Fifth St. Conrad & Viola McGrew Nature Preserve, 4600 W. 15th St. Constant Park, 230 W. Sixth Street Dad Perry Park, 1200 Monterey Way DeVictor Park, 1100 George Williams Way Deerfield Park, 2901 Princeton Blvd. Edgewood Park, Maple Lane & Miller Drive HAND Park, 1040 Home Circle Hobbs Park, 702 E. 11th St. Holcom Park, 2601 W. 25th St. Japanese Friendship Garden, 1045 Mass. John Taylor Park, 200 N. Seventh St. KANZA Southwind Nature Preserve, Wildflower & Inverness drives Lawrence Nature Park, 201 N. Folks Road

Parks such as this one offer a different type of learning for children who visit them. “You get them out playing in the woods, just walking and see what you can find,” Hecker said. “It’s kind of nonstructured play.”

KANZA Southwind Nature Preserve, Wildflower and Inverness drives This park is hidden at the end of a dead-end street, but it opens up to a pond surrounded by pathways cut

Ludlam Park, 2800 W. Ninth St. Lyons Park, 700 N. Lyon St. Martin Park, Peterson Road and East 1130 Township Road Mutt Run, 1330 E. 902 Road Naismith Valley Park, 1400 W. 27th St. Park Hills Parks, 500 Okla. Parnell Park, 901 E. 15th St. Pat Dawson-Billings Nature Area, 2700 Crossgate Drive Prairie Park, 2811 Kensington Road Quail Run Park, 1134 Inverness Drive Riverfront Park, Highways 24; 40 & 59, by the Kansas River Robinson Park, 4 W. Sixth St. South Park, 1141 Mass. Stonegate Park, 3706 Hunters Hill Drive Veterans Park, 1840 La. Walnut Park, 211 N. Fourth St. Water Tower Park, 1225 Sunset Drive Woody Park, 201 Maine

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into natural grasses. “You can walk around down there and not see anybody,” Hecker said. Hecker said it would be a good location for people in a walking club. But for some people, this open park isn’t always the right choice. “Different people like different things,” he said. “Some people are looking for the standard playground.” — Reporter Brenna Hawley can be reached at 832-7217.

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TODAY • Baseball at Texas Tech, 6:30 p.m. • Track at TBA SATURDAY • Football Spring Game, 1:30 p.m. • Baseball at Texas Tech, 5 p.m. • Softball vs. Texas A&M, 4 p.m. • Rowing at Big 12, 9:30 a.m., Kansas City, Kan. • Track at TBA


Panthers make Newton No. 1 pick NEW YORK (AP) — Cam Newton’s selection as the No. 1 pick was perhaps the only predictable element of this most unusual NFL Draft. While the league’s labor dispute played out in the courts, and the commissioner struggled to speak over a howling crowd chanting “We want football,” the draft got under way Thursday night with a few surprises. Newton was not one of them. The Auburn quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner went to the Carolina Panthers —the worst team in the league — and vowed to fix that immediately. Newton led Auburn to an undefeated season and its first national championship since 1957. “I’m ready to change this whole organization around, to go from worst to first,” he said. “Just being

EIGHT BIG 12 PLAYERS PICKED IN ROUND 1 2. Denver, Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M 7. San Francisco, Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri 10. Jacksonville (from Washington), Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri 17. New England (from Oakland), Nate Solder, T, Colorado 19. N.Y. Giants, Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska a Panther is the most special part about this.” Not so special but certainly unusual was Commissioner Roger Goodell getting booed as he prepared to conduct a moment of silence for victims of the devastating storms that ripped through the

21. Cleveland (from Kansas City), Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor 23. Philadelphia, Danny Watkins, G, Baylor 27. Baltimore-x, Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado x-pass on selection No. 26

lawsuit players filed to block the lockout. He strode across the stage with tears in his eyes and embraced Goodell. “I’ve never had anything against Roger Goodell,” Miller said. “I just want to make sure football continues to get played. When I walked across the stage, I was meeting the commissioner. That was it.” It was a strange opening for what normally is a festive occasion. In this offseason of labor strife, the league’s first work stoppage since 1987 temporarily ends Friday. The 32 teams will resume business in compliance with U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson’s order to lift the lockout. Then again, the lockout could be back in place if the NFL wins an appeal.


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Chiefs pick Pittsburgh WR Baldwin By Doug Tucker Associated Press Sports Writer

KANSAS CITY, MO. — The Kansas City Chiefs addressed one of their most urgent needs but may have strayed a bit from their draft philosophy by taking Pittsburgh wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin in the first round Thursday night. The Chiefs’ passing offense ranked 30th last year, partly because of a powerful running game that ranked No. 1. But after going 10-6 and winning their first AFC West title since 2003, they were crushed in their first playoff game by Baltimore, 30-7, and their top wide receiver, Dwayne Bowe, was shut out without a catch. The 6-4, 230-pound Baldwin started 27 games for Pittsburgh the past three seasons, at both flanker and split end. He started 12 games at flanker last season and led the Panthers with 52 catches for 810 yards and f ive touchdowns.

The Chiefs hope he will pair nicely with Bowe, who had 1,162 yards receiving last year and went to his first Pro Bowl, and give them a passcatching tandem to be feared. “He’s bigger than Dwayne, but they’re both big, strong guys that can run, and hopefully they’ll be doing a bunch of blocking and a bunch of running and a bunch of catching,” head coach Todd Haley said. Baldwin was the object of some controversy in 2009 when he was charged with disorderly conduct and harassment. The charges were dropped. But this is in contrast to last year’s draft when six of the Chiefs’ seven selections were team captains and known to be highcharacter young men. “We spoke to Jonathan at length at the combine, a number of us,” Haley said. “He was one of our 30 formal interviews. We feel like we’ve done our due diligence, and we’re very comfortable making him a Kansas City Chief.”

Baldwin said he assured the Chiefs there would be no problems. “I sat down with all the coaching staff, and I just told them the kind of person I am, and after they talked to me for about five minutes, they understood I was a good person and I wouldn’t be a problem,” he said. “I’m a great teammate, and I’m a hard worker. I don’t cause any problems. I do everything the coaches need me to do, and I’ve been doing that since I’ve been playing.” Baldwin was the third wide receiver taken after A.J. Green and Julio Jones. Character, Haley said, “is something that’s always going to be important to us, and we obviously believe Jonathan Baldwin has Kansas City Chiefs character, or he wouldn’t be part of this team now. “Last year with the way some things fell, and guys were captains, it looked and worked out very well. But Jonathan Baldwin is our

type of guy. We’re excited about him coming in and being a part of what we’re doing here.” The Chiefs swapped first-round positions with Cleveland, giving up their 21st pick in the first round and gaining the Browns’ 27th as well as a supplemental pick in the third round. But confusion reigned for a few minutes when Baltimore, picking 26th, did not announce a selection in its allotted time. The Chiefs then took Baldwin as the 26th selection. “We were told Baltimore passed,” said Haley. “That’s what we made sure of and confirmed a second time that that was indeed what occurred.” Baldwin said he was looking forward to working with Bowe. “That’s a great thing to have,” he said. “I’ll soak up a lot of things from him. I’m a very hard worker, with big-play ability. I’ll give it everything I have, and I will do everything the coaches ask me to do.”


MLB looking into White Sox manager Guillen’s tweets NEW YORK — Major League Baseball is looking into any rules White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen might have violated by using Twitter to make derogatory comments about an umpire after being ejected. Should Guillen be fined it would be the first time baseball has penalized a player, coach or manager for their use of the social networking site during a game. Guillen was tossed Wednesday night for arguing balls and strikes with plate umpire Todd Tichenor in the first inning of Chicago’s game against the New York Yankees. He then went on Twitter to say the ejection was pathetic and it would cost him a pricey fine. He also said that a “tough guy” showed up at Yankee Stadium. It was Guillen’s 26th career ejection and first this season. He said Thursday he expects to hear from the commissioner’s office at some point. “I expect them to call me or send me a letter. I expect them to send me a sizable fine,” Guillen said. “Like I say, I’ve been through this for eight years. I expect them to say how much is the money, and we’ll pay the money.”

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL St. John’s signs God’s Gift NEW YORK — St. John’s has signed JUCO AllAmerica God’s Gift Achiuwa, adding the Nigerian to a class that includes six players rated in the top 100 prospects by many recruiting services. Red Storm coach Steve Lavin announced Thursday that the 6-foot-9, 240-pound Achi-

NORMAN, OKLA. — Oklahoma basketball coach Lon Kruger has added a much-needed big man to the Sooners’ roster by signing 6-foot-10, 240pound Casey Arent. Kruger announced the signing of the transfer from Sierra College (Calif.) on Thursday. Arent is from Penryn, Calif., and averaged 19.1 points, 11.4 rebounds and 2.3 blocked shots per game as a sophomore.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Texas Tech coach talks politics LUBBOCK, TEXAS — Texas Tech football coach Tommy Tuberville has left the gridiron and taken to the political airwaves. Appearing on Sean Hannity’s conservative talk show on Fox earlier this week, the Texas Tech football coach said he thought President Barack Obama wasn’t releasing his birth certificate because there was something he didn’t want seen.

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PRAIRIE VILLAGE — Free State High placed fourth and Lawrence High tied for sixth at the Sunflower League tennis tournament on Thursday at Harmon Park. Ilan Rosen placed third at No. 2 singles to pace the Lions. Thomas Irick was fifth at No. 1. Connor Schmidt and Matt Grom placed 10th at No. 1 doubles, and Eric Long and Pace Leggins were ninth at No. 2. “I was very pleased with our singles play,” LHS coach ● Results on page 6B

Kukuk’s future bright As baseball scouting jobs go, a title more prestigious than vice president of amateur scouting for the New York Yankees doesn’t exist. Damon Oppenheimer has that title, and he was at Free State High, standing on the hill behind home plate Thursday for a couple of innings before making the 45-minute drive to GardnerEdgerton High. Gary Nickels, midwest region supervisor for the Los Angeles Dodgers, has been scouting prospects for 40 years. Few can match his reputation. He learned from the best of the best, late great baseball scout Gordon Goldsberry. Guys like Oppenheimer and Nickels don’t waste time watching pretenders. Especially this close to the June draft, they eyeball prospects worthy of six-figure and seven-figure signing bonuses. They were among the dozen scouts on hand to watch Firebirds fire-balling left-hander Cody Kukuk making his first start since his no-hitter, his first start since getting weakened by a bout of the flu. Scouts keep their opinions to themselves, leaving the rest of us guessing, and the best guess at this point is that Kukuk projects as a third-round draft choice. Talent evaluators love his 6-foot-4 frame and loose arm. They think he can add mustard to his already impressive fastball by learning to get more out of his lower body. They’re confident that once he refines his mechanics to the point he can become consistent with his release point, he’ll have better control. His breaking ball and changeup have a long way to go, but that doesn’t scare the scouts. They’re used to seeing that from teenage prospects. The men armed with radar guns that flashed in the 89-to91 range on most of his fastballs didn’t see Kukuk at his best in a 3-2, eight-inning loss to Shawnee Mission West. He usually throws harder and exhibits better control. Kukuk was too sick to pitch Tuesday and did not throw his bullpen session between starts, a factor in his lack of control. “He was trying to get healthy just to get out here,” Free State coach Mike Hill said. “He wanted to be out here, and I respect that.” He wanted to make the start to help his team win another game, which ought to earn him points with ballclubs deciding where to invest. Kukuk signed a letter of intent with Kansas University, which gives him some leverage, considering the appeal of pitching in the Big 12 in front of hometown crowds on Friday nights. But more appealing than investing a massive signing bonus in a bank account and signing a contract that also includes a stipulation wherein the ballclub pays for the signee’s education? Probably not. It’s tough to guess how much Kukuk could get in a signing bonus if drafted in the third round. Based on the recent figures of third-round choices, he’d get at least $300,000 and possibly even as much as $1 million. In 2010, 48 players signed for bonuses of $1 million or more, 17 for $2 million or more. Gardner-Edgerton’s Bubba Starling, the outfielder Oppenheimer went to see after Kukuk, is projected to be among the first five players selected. Four players received bonuses of more than $5 million a year ago, a fact that makes Starling ever playing quarterback and center field for Nebraska a longshot.

Chris Marshall said. “We played above our seeds, which is always positive.” For the Firebirds, Andrew Craig was fourth at No. 1 singles and Nick Pellett seventh at No. 2. Chris Helt and Patrick Carttar were fifth at No. 1 doubles, and Jack Hearnen and Luke Cortese were third at No. 2. LHS will host Mill Valley on Wednesday. LHS and FSHS will play in regionals on Friday at Lawrence High.

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FREE STATE PITCHER CODY KUKUK DELIVERS against Shawnee Mission West. Kukuk received no decision in the Firebirds’ 3-2 loss Thursday at FSHS.

FSHS baseball falls By Ben Ward Journal-World Sports Writer

One team capitalized on every possible opportunity, and one didn’t. Such was the case for Free State High’s baseball team in a 3-2 setback in eight innings to Shawnee Mission West on Thursday at FSHS. The Firebirds outhit the Vikings, 7-3, but walked seven — two of which came around to score — and made too many mistakes to come away with a victory. “We’re running two firstteam all state pitchers out there, but the name of the game is throwing strikes, playing defense and timely hitting,” FSHS coach Mike Hill said. “We actually played decent defense today. But we had no timely hitting and didn’t throw strikes.” FSHS (11-3) fell behind 2-0 after three innings as Jon Underwood scored twice on

passed balls against starter Cody Kukuk. “Coach always says it’s the little things that count; it’s a game of inches,” said senior Colin Toalson, who suffered the loss in relief. “It’s that passed ball, any kind of error we had … it adds up to a loss.” Kukuk, who missed a scheduled start Tuesday because of illness, was still feeling the effects Thursday, but battled through f ive innings while striking out five and walking four. SMW starter Jordan Neff did just enough to hold the Firebirds scoreless through four innings, though FSHS left a handful of runners on base. “We didn’t swing the bats well to begin with,” senior Tim Lewis said. “We give up three hits (and), we should win the ballgame.” Though the Firebirds tied the game in the fifth on an RBI triple to center by Toalson and an RBI single by Lewis,

they left the bases loaded — again squandering a key opportunity to pull ahead. After the Vikings rallied to take the lead in the eighth after a leadoff walk and a twoout RBI double by Mitch Witter, the Firebirds went quickly and quietly to end the game. “We certainly had some, what I could characterize as noncompetitive, at-bats,” Hill said. “It looked like we started to get some things going in the fifth, some better swings, but they made the pitching change, and we didn’t make the adjustment.” The Firebirds were certainly frustrated after losing their second straight contest, but have a short turnaround with hopes of ending the skid. FSHS will play at Blue Valley North at 5 tonight. SM West Free State

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At the beginning of the season, Lawrence High’s baseball team gave freshman pitcher Bryce Montes de Oca a nickname: “El Grande.” Montes de Oca, 6-foot-6 and 235 pounds, certainly came up big in the Lions’ 2-0 victory against Shawnee Mission South on Thursday at LHS. He spread five hits over five shutout innings. When his arm tired and he plunked a couple batters to open the fifth inning, senior Jake Johnson took over and recorded six straight outs to secure the victory. Coach Brad Stoll said the coaching staff has been trying slowly to work Montes de Oca into the rotation. “To get five out of him was really exciting, and it’s going to be beneficial down the road for the kid,” Stoll said. “That was really cool to see him do so well.” Montes de Oca is usually relegated to radar-gun duties behind the plate. But Thursday, he was the center of attention. The Raiders threatened early, when senior Tyler Combs opened with a lead-off single. After a sacrifice bunt, Montes de Oca struck out senior Danny Sader looking and forced cleanup hitter Alex Forslund to ground out. "I was nervous at first, but I got relaxed because I knew I had a good defense behind me,” Montes de Oca said. Stoll said Montes de Oca is tremendously talented and has a chance to develop a filthy slider. He also said he thinks the Lions’ pitching depth is helping Montes de Oca. “If we didn’t have depth at the top of the pitching rotation, he would have been thrown in the fire early,” Stoll said. The Lions (9-5) couldn’t win it with just pitching, though. After senior Trent Shep-


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Detroit ab r h bi ab r h bi ISuzuki rf 5 0 2 1 AJcksn cf 5 0 0 0 Figgins 3b 5 0 2 1 Santiag ss 4 0 1 0 Bradly lf 4 1 0 0 Ordonz dh 4 0 0 0 Olivo c 5 2 2 1 MiCarr 1b 3 0 0 0 Smoak 1b 3 0 1 1 Boesch rf 4 1 2 0 AKndy dh 3 1 1 0 Raburn lf 3 1 0 0 LRdrgz ss-2b 4 1 1 3 Avila c 4 0 1 2 MSndrs cf 4 1 2 0 Kelly 3b 4 0 0 0 JaWlsn 2b 2 1 1 0 Rhyms 2b 2 0 1 0 Ryan ss 2 0 0 0 Totals 37 7 12 7 Totals 33 2 5 2 Seattle 002 101 030 — 7 Detroit 020 000 000 — 2 E—Ryan (3). DP—Detroit 1. LOB—Seattle 6, Detroit 8. 2B—I.Suzuki (6), Smoak (6), Boesch (9), Avila (5). HR—Olivo (2), L.Rodriguez (1). SB—Bradley (3). CS—Figgins (3). IP H R ER BB SO Seattle Pineda W,4-1 6 4 2 2 3 9 Pauley H,1 2 1 0 0 0 2 J.Wright 1 0 0 0 1 0 Detroit Penny L,1-3 7 9 4 4 1 3 Perry 1 2 3 3 2 1 Valverde 1 1 0 0 0 0 T—3:09. A—21,176 (41,255).

Rays 15-6, Twins 3-1 MINNEAPOLIS — Jeff Niemann carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning, and Ben Zobrist hit a two-run homer to give him 10 RBIs for the day as Tampa Bay swept a day-night doubleheader over Minnesota. Niemann (1-3) gave up one run and two hits in seven innings, and John Jaso also went deep for the Rays, who pounded the Twins 15-3 in the first game. Zobrist went 7-for10 with two homers and three doubles in the doubleheader. He set a club record with eight RBIs in the opener, hitting a home run and two doubles.

First Game

Tampa Bay


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Second Game

Tampa Bay Minnesota ab r h bi ab r h bi Fuld lf 5 0 0 0 Span cf 4 1 1 0 Damon dh 5 0 1 0 Tolbert ss 4 0 0 0 BUpton cf 3 0 1 0 Kubel dh 4 0 0 0 Joyce rf 4 1 1 0 Mornea 1b 2 0 1 1 Zobrist 2b 4 3 3 2 Cuddyr rf 3 0 0 0 Ktchm 1b 4 0 2 0 Tosoni lf 3 0 0 0 SRdrgz 3b 4 1 1 2 Valenci 3b 3 0 0 0 FLopez 3b 0 0 0 0 Butera c 3 0 0 0 Jaso c 4 1 2 2 LHughs 2b 2 0 0 0 EJhnsn ss 4 0 0 0 Totals 37 6 11 6 Totals 28 1 2 1 Tampa Bay 020 102 010 — 6 Minnesota 000 000 100 — 1 DP—Tampa Bay 1, Minnesota 1. LOB—Tampa Bay 5, Minnesota 2. 2B—Zobrist (7), Jaso (3). HR—Zobrist (7), Jaso (2). IP H R ER BB SO Tampa Bay Niemann W,1-3 7 2 1 1 1 2 Jo.Peralta 1 0 0 0 0 1 J.Cruz 1 0 0 0 1 2 Minnesota Swarzak L,0-1 5 1-3 8 5 5 1 1 Perkins 2 2-3 3 1 1 0 3 Nathan 1 0 0 0 0 2 T—2:29. A—36,456 (39,500).

Blue Jays 5, Rangers 2 ARLINGTON, TEXAS — Corey Patterson bunted home the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning, and Toronto won its first series in three weeks with a victory over AL Westleading Texas. Patterson dragged a bunt to the right side that was fielded by Darren Oliver (1-2) with nobody covering first base. Patterson was credited with a single, and John McDonald, who held at third base until the ball was safely in play, scored the go-ahead run. The Blue Jays, who took three of four games in the series, then added two more runs after Texas made two errors on the same play. Adam Lind homered again for Toronto, his third in the series.

Toronto Texas ab r h bi ab r h bi McCoy 2b 4 0 0 0 Kinsler 2b 4 1 2 0 YEscor ph-ss 1 1 1 0 Andrus ss 4 1 2 0 CPttrsn cf 4 1 1 1 MiYong dh 3 0 0 1 Bautist rf 2 1 1 0 ABeltre 3b 4 0 2 1 Lind 1b 5 1 1 2 N.Cruz lf 3 0 0 0 JRiver dh 3 0 1 0 Morlnd rf 4 0 1 0 Encrnc 3b 5 0 0 0 Napoli c 4 0 0 0 Snider lf 4 0 1 0 C.Davis 1b 3 0 0 0 JMolin c 3 0 0 0 Borbon cf 4 0 0 0 JMcDnl ss-2b4 1 1 0 Totals 35 5 7 3 Totals 33 2 7 2 Toronto 200 000 003 — 5 Texas 101 000 000 — 2 E—Morrow (1), Oliver (1), A.Beltre (1). LOB— Toronto 10, Texas 7. 2B—Kinsler (6). HR—Lind (4). SB—Kinsler (4), Andrus 3 (7), N.Cruz (1). SF—Mi.Young. IP H R ER BB SO Toronto Morrow 6 6 2 2 1 6 Rzepczynski 2-3 0 0 0 0 1 Frasor 1 1 0 0 1 0 F.Francisco W,1-0 1 1-3 0 0 0 0 3 Texas Ogando 6 4 2 2 3 7 Eppley 2-3 0 0 0 0 1 Strop 1 1-3 0 0 0 1 1 Oliver L,1-2 1 3 3 1 1 1 HBP—by Strop (Bautista), by Eppley (J.Molina). WP—Ogando. T—3:23. A—24,121 (49,170).

Red Sox 6, Orioles 2 B A L T I M O R E — Jon Lester improved to 14-0 all-time against Baltimore with eight dominating innings, Dustin Pedroia hit a tiebreaking infield single, and Boston averted a three-game sweep with a victory over the Orioles. Lester (3-1) is unbeaten in 17 career starts versus the Orioles. He yielded two runs on four hits, walked three and struck out five. It was 2-all when Carl Crawford doubled off Jim Johnson (1-1) to the start the seventh. Crawford held second when Marco Scutaro couldn’t execute a sacrifice bunt, took third on Jacoby Ellsbury’s grounder and scored when third baseman Mark Reynolds bobbled Pedroia’s slow roller. Boston Baltimore ab r h bi ab r h bi Ellsury cf 5 2 3 2 BRorts 2b 3 1 0 0 Pedroia 2b 5 0 2 1 Markks rf 4 0 1 0 AdGnzl 1b 5 0 3 2 D.Lee 1b 4 0 1 1 Youkils 3b 2 1 0 0 Guerrr dh 4 1 1 1 Lowrie 3b 1 0 1 0 AdJons cf 3 0 0 0 Ortiz dh 5 1 2 0 Wieters c 3 0 0 0 J.Drew rf 2 0 0 0 MrRynl 3b 3 0 0 0 Camrn ph-rf 1 1 0 0 Fox lf 3 0 0 0 Sltlmch c 4 0 1 1 Andino ss 3 0 1 0 Crwfrd lf 4 1 1 0 Scutaro ss 4 0 0 0 Totals 38 6 13 6 Totals 30 2 4 2 Boston 101 000 130 — 6 Baltimore 100 001 000 — 2 DP—Boston 1, Baltimore 2. LOB—Boston 9, Baltimore 4. 2B—Ellsbury (6), Ad.Gonzalez 2 (10), Crawford (4), Andino (1). HR—Guerrero (4). SB—B.Roberts (2). R ER BB SO IP H Boston Lester W,3-1 8 4 2 2 3 5 Papelbon 1 0 0 0 0 1 Baltimore Bergesen 6 6 2 2 2 5 Ji.Johnson L,1-1 1 2 2 2 1 0 M.Gonzalez 1-3 2 2 2 1 1 Berken 2-3 1 0 0 0 0 Rupe 1 2 0 0 0 0 Ji.Johnson pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. T—2:39. A—21,209 (45,438).

National League

TODAY’S GAMES N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 1-2) at Philadelphia (Worley 0-0), 6:05 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 2-2) at Washington (Marquis 2-0), 6:05 p.m. Florida (Vazquez 1-2) at Cincinnati (T.Wood 1-2), 6:10 p.m. St. Louis (Carpenter 0-2) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 3-2), 6:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Marcum 2-1) at Houston (Myers 1-0), 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Correia 3-2) at Colorado (Chacin 3-1), 7:40 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 2-1) at Arizona (Galarraga 3-1), 8:40 p.m. San Diego (Richard 1-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 1-2), 9:10 p.m. SATURDAY’S GAMES N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 12:10 p.m. St. Louis at Atlanta, 12:10 p.m. San Francisco at Washington, 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Houston, 6:05 p.m. Florida at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Arizona, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Colorado, 7:10 p.m. San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m.


Chicago 000 000 300 — 3 New York 002 061 30x — 12 E—E.Nunez 2 (3). DP—Chicago 2. LOB— Chicago 8, New York 7. 2B—Morel (4), Al.Rodriguez (7), G.Molina (1), Gardner (3), E.Nunez (1). 3B—Granderson (2). HR—Swisher (1), Gardner (3). SB—Gardner (4), E.Nunez (2). SF—Granderson, Cano. IP H R ER BB SO Chicago E.Jackson L,2-3 4 4 6 6 5 2 T.Pena 0 3 2 2 2 0 Ohman 1 2 1 1 0 2 Gray 3 4 3 3 1 0 New York Sabathia W,2-1 7 7 3 0 1 6 Pendleton 2 2 0 0 0 0 E.Jackson pitched to 4 batters in the 5th. T.Pena pitched to 5 batters in the 5th. Ohman pitched to 2 batters in the 6th. WP—E.Jackson. Balk—Sabathia. T—3:06. A—40,081 (50,291).

Indians 8, Royals 2 C L E V E L A N D — Fausto Carmona, backed by four solo home runs, pitched seven solid innings Thursday, and Home Away Cleveland earned its 10th straight home victory by beat10-2 6-6 ing Kansas City to extend the 6-6 6-7 Royals’ losing streak to six. 9-5 3-8 Carmona (2-3) allowed two as Cleve4-6 6-10 runs and five hits land opened a 41⁄2-game lead 4-6 5-9 over the Royals and Detroit Mariners 7, Tigers 2 Tigers in the AL Central. The DETROIT — Rookie Michael Home Away right-hander walked two and Pineda struck out nine in six struck out two. 11-5 4-5 sharp innings, and Miguel Olivo and Luis Rodriguez 6-7 8-4 Kansas City Cleveland ab r h bi ab r h bi each homered to help Seattle 4-5 8-8 Dyson cf 4 0 0 0 Sizemr cf 4 2 2 2 MeCarr lf 4 0 0 0 Kearns lf 1 0 0 0 beat Detroit for a three-game 5-8 6-7 Gordon 1b 4 0 0 0 ACarer ss 4 0 1 1 sweep of the Tigers. Butler dh 2 1 1 0 Everett ss 0 0 0 0 Francr rf 3 1 1 0 Choo rf 4 1 2 1 Ichiro Suzuki added two hits, Maier rf 1 0 0 0 CSantn c 4 1 1 1 and Justin Smoak hit an RBI Betemt 3b 4 0 1 2 Duncan dh 4 1 1 1 Aviles 2b-ss 4 0 0 0 OCarer 2b 4 1 2 0 double in the fourth inning that Treanr c 3 0 2 0 Brantly lf-cf 2 1 0 0 AEscor ss 3 0 1 0 LaPort 1b 4 0 0 0 put Seattle ahead to stay. The 0 0 0 0 Hannhn 3b 2 1 1 2 Home Away Getz 2b Mariners swept a three-game Totals 32 2 6 2 Totals 33 8 10 8 7-4 9-4 Kansas City 000 000 200 — 2 set against Detroit for the first — 8 Cleveland 201 500 00x 10-5 5-3 time since July 2003. DP—Kansas City 1, Cleveland 1. LOB—Kansas

Central Division St. Louis Cincinnati Milwaukee Pittsburgh Chicago Houston

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G AB R H Pct. Holliday StL 18 67 18 29 .433 Berkman StL 22 83 22 34 .410 Polanco Phi 24 95 16 37 .389 Ethier LAD 26 100 14 38 .380 Votto Cin 25 87 23 33 .379 Kemp LAD 26 98 19 37 .378 Wallace Hou 24 83 15 31 .373 Freese StL 23 81 12 29 .358 Braun Mil 24 90 23 32 .356 IDavis NYM 25 88 15 31 .352 RUNS — Braun, Milwaukee, 23; Votto, Cincinnati, 23; Berkman, St. Louis, 22; Weeks, Milwaukee, 21; Phillips, Cincinnati, 20; Pujols, St. Louis, 20; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 20. RBI — Fielder, Milwaukee, 23; Berkman, St. Louis, 22; Braun, Milwaukee, 21; Howard, Philadelphia, 21; CJones, Atlanta, 21; CYoung, Arizona, 21. HITS — Ethier, Los Angeles, 38; SCastro, Chicago, 37; Kemp, Los Angeles, 37; Polanco, Philadelphia, 37; JosReyes, New York, 35; Berkman, St. Louis, 34; Votto, Cincinnati, 33. DOUBLES — Ethier, Los Angeles, 9; Fowler, Colorado, 9; Wallace, Houston, 9; 11 tied at 8. HOME RUNS — Braun, Milwaukee, 9; Berkman, St. Louis, 8; Pujols, St. Louis, 7; ASoriano, Chicago, 7; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 7; CYoung, Arizona, 7. STOLEN BASES — Bourn, Houston, 9; Tabata, Pittsburgh, 9; Desmond, Washington, 8; OHudson, San Diego, 8; Kemp, Los Angeles, 8; JosReyes, New York, 8; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 8; Venable, San Diego, 8. PITCHING — McClellan, St. Louis, 4-0; De La Rosa, Colorado, 4-0; Lohse, St. Louis, 4-1; Harang, San Diego, 4-1; 18 tied at 3. STRIKEOUTS — Garza, Chicago, 41; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 41; ClLee, Philadelphia, 39; Halladay, Philadelphia, 39; Lincecum, San Francisco, 38. SAVES — Street, Colorado, 9; LNunez, Florida, 7; BrWilson, San Francisco, 7; Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 7; FRodriguez, New York, 6; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 6; 6 tied at 5.


Giants stomp on Pirates, 5-2 The Associated Press

Giants 5, Pirates 2 PITTSBURGH — Ryan Vogelsong won while making his first start in almost seven years, pitching effectively into the sixth inning against his former team and leading San Francisco over Pittsburgh on Thursday. Making just his third appearance in the majors since 2006, Vogelsong (1-0) tied a career high with eight strikeouts. He gave up two runs on four hits and two walks. Aaron Rowand had three RBIs, including a two-run double during the Giants’ four-run third. San Francisco Pittsburgh ab r h bi ab r h bi Rownd cf 5 1 2 3 AMcCt cf 4 0 0 0 Burriss 2b 4 0 1 0 Tabata lf 4 0 0 0 Huff 1b 3 0 0 0 Overay 1b 2 1 0 0 PSndvl 3b 4 0 1 1 Walker 2b 4 1 3 1 Burrell lf 3 0 1 0 GJones rf 2 0 1 0 Affeldt p 0 0 0 0 Diaz ph-rf 1 0 0 0 RRmrz p 0 0 0 0 Doumit c 3 0 0 1 Tejada ph 1 0 1 0 Alvarez 3b 3 0 0 0 JaLopz p 0 0 0 0 BrWod ss 3 0 0 0 BrWlsn p 0 0 0 0 DMcCt p 0 0 0 0 C.Ross rf-lf 4 0 0 0 Paul ph 1 0 0 0 Fontent ss 4 1 2 0 Karstns p 2 0 0 0 Whitsd c 3 1 0 0 Cedeno ss 2 0 0 0 Vglsng p 1 1 0 0 Schrhlt rf 2 1 2 0 Totals 34 5 10 4 Totals 31 2 4 2 San Francisco 004 000 100 — 5 001 000 — 2 Pittsburgh 100 E—Burriss (1), Overbay (3), Doumit (2), Karstens (1), Walker (3). DP—San Francisco 1, Pittsburgh 3. LOB—San Francisco 5, Pittsburgh 7. 2B—Rowand (8), Walker (6). SB—Rowand (1), P.Sandoval (1), Schierholtz (1). S—Vogelsong. IP H R ER BB SO San Francisco Vogelsong W,1-0 5 2-3 4 2 2 2 8 Affeldt H,4 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 R.Ramirez H,4 1 0 0 0 0 0 Ja.Lopez H,2 1 0 0 0 1 0 Br.Wilson S,7-8 1 0 0 0 1 3 Pittsburgh Karstens L,2-1 6 2-3 7 5 2 1 4 D.McCutchen 2 1-3 3 0 0 0 0 T—2:49. A—14,747 (38,362).

Cardinals 11, Astros 7 HOUSTON — Lance Berkman homered, drove in four runs during a nine-run sixth and added a solo shot in the ninth. Houston led 4-2 before Berkman’s three-run shot off Fernando Abad (1-2) put St.

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SAN FRANCISCO’S AARON ROWAND (33) HITS a two-run double off Pittsburgh pitcher Jeff Karstens in the third inning on Thursday in Pittsburgh. Catching is the Pirates’ Ryan Doumit. The Giants defeated the Pirates, 5-2. Louis on top. A mix of cheers and boos rained down on the slugger, who spent 12 seasons with the Astros. Kyle McClellan (4-0) allowed eight hits and five 2 runs in 5 ⁄3 innings for the win. St. Louis

Houston ab r h bi ab r h bi Descals 2b-3b5 0 0 0 Bourn cf 5 1 1 0 Salas p 0 0 0 0 AngSnc ss 5 0 1 1 Freese 3b 5 2 3 1 Pence rf 4 1 2 1 Punto 2b-3b 0 0 0 0 Ca.Lee lf 5 0 2 2 Pujols 1b 5 2 2 0 Wallac 1b 4 1 2 0 Hollidy lf 4 1 2 3 Hall 2b 5 1 1 0 Brkmn rf 5 3 4 5 CJhnsn 3b 5 1 2 2 Jay rf 0 0 0 0 Quinter c 5 1 1 0 Rasms cf 3 1 1 0 Figuero p 2 0 0 0 Laird c 4 0 1 1 Abad p 0 0 0 0 Greene ss-2b5 1 0 0 Fulchin p 0 0 0 0 McCllln p 2 1 1 1 DelRsr p 0 0 0 0 Motte p 0 0 0 0 Bogsvc ph 1 0 0 0 MHmlt ph 1 0 1 0 JValdz p 0 0 0 0 Batista p 0 0 0 0 Inglett ph 1 1 1 0 Totals 39 11 15 11 Totals 42 7 13 6 St. Louis 000 019 001 — 11 Houston 021 011 020 — 7 E—McClellan (1), Descalso 2 (2), Figueroa (3), Quintero (3). DP—Houston 1. LOB—St. Louis 6, Houston 12. 2B—Berkman (8), M.Hamilton (1), Bourn (8), Ca.Lee (4), Wallace 2 (9), C.Johnson (5). HR—Berkman 2 (8), C.Johnson (2). SB—Rasmus (3), Ca.Lee (1). S—McClellan. IP H R ER BB SO St. Louis McClellan W,4-0 5 2-3 8 5 5 2 2 Motte 1-3 1 0 0 0 1 Batista 1 2-3 3 2 0 0 0 Miller 0 0 0 0 1 0 Salas S,1-1 1 1-3 1 0 0 1 1

Houston Figueroa 5 6 4 4 3 Abad L,1-2 BS,1-1 2-3 3 4 4 1 Fulchino 0 4 2 2 0 Del Rosario 1-3 0 0 0 0 J.Valdez 2 1 0 0 0 An.Rodriguez 1 1 1 1 0 Figueroa pitched to 3 batters in the 6th. Fulchino pitched to 4 batters in the 6th. Miller pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. WP—McClellan. PB—Laird. T—3:24. A—26,331 (40,963).

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Nationals 4, Mets 3 WASHINGTON — New father Ian Desmond homered and tripled in his first game back from paternity leave, and Livan Hernandez pitched eight strong innings. Desmond’s solo home run in the fifth was his third of the season, and it gave Washington a 4-2 lead. The loss ended New York’s six-game winning streak, the team’s longest run since winning eight straight last June. Ike Davis had a single, a double and drove in a run for the Mets, extending his hitting streak to 10 games.

New York Washington ab r h bi ab r h bi JosRys ss 3 1 2 1 Espinos 2b 4 0 2 0 DnMrp 2b 4 0 0 0 Ankiel cf 4 0 2 0 DWrght 3b 4 0 0 1 Werth rf 4 0 1 1 Beltran rf 3 1 1 0 AdLRc 1b 4 0 0 0 Bay lf 4 0 0 0 Morse lf 4 0 0 0 I.Davis 1b 4 1 2 1 L.Nix lf 0 0 0 0 Thole c 4 0 3 0 Dsmnd ss 4 2 2 1 Hu pr 0 0 0 0 HrstnJr 3b 3 1 1 1 Harris cf 4 0 0 0 IRdrgz c 4 0 1 0 Capuan p 1 0 0 0 LHrndz p 2 1 1 1 Byrdak p 0 0 0 0 Storen p 0 0 0 0 Pridie ph 1 0 0 0 Beato p 0 0 0 0 Totals 32 3 8 3 Totals 33 4 10 4 New York 000 111 000 — 3 Washington 001 210 00x — 4 E—I.Rodriguez (1). DP—New York 1, Washington 1. LOB—New York 5, Washington 7. 2B—Jos.Reyes (8), I.Davis (8), Werth (7). 3B— Desmond (1). HR—Desmond (3). SB—Hu (1). CS—Jos.Reyes (2). S—Capuano, L.Hernandez. SF—Jos.Reyes. IP H R ER BB SO New York Capuano L,2-2 5 2-3 10 4 4 0 2 Byrdak 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 Beato 2 0 0 0 1 0 Washington L.Hernandez W,3-2 8 7 3 2 1 5 Storen S,4-4 1 1 0 0 0 1 T—2:29. A—15,142 (41,506).

Diamondbacks 11, Cubs 2 PHOENIX — Stephen Drew hit his first career grand slam to spark an Arizona franchiserecord, seven-run first inning, and Arizona routed Chicago. Chicago Arizona ab r h bi ab r h bi Fukdm rf 2 0 1 0 CYoung cf 5 2 3 2 SCastro ss 4 0 1 0 KJhnsn 2b 3 1 1 0 JeBakr 2b 4 0 0 0 J.Upton rf 2 1 0 0 ArRmr 3b 3 0 0 0 S.Drew ss 5 3 2 5 C.Pena 1b 4 0 0 0 Monter c 5 1 2 3 Byrd cf 4 1 1 0 Mora 3b 4 1 0 0 Colvin lf 3 0 1 0 Branyn 1b 4 1 2 0 K.Hill c 3 1 1 1 GParra lf 2 1 0 0 Dmpstr p 0 0 0 0 Enright p 3 0 1 1 Berg p 1 0 0 0 Cllmntr p 1 0 0 0 DeWitt ph 1 0 0 0 Smrdzj p 0 0 0 0 Grabow p 0 0 0 0 RJhnsn ph 0 0 0 1 Mateo p 0 0 0 0 Marml p 0 0 0 0 Barney ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 30 2 5 2 Totals 34 11 11 11 Chicago 001 000 100 — 2 Arizona 712 000 10x — 11 DP—Chicago 1, Arizona 1. LOB—Chicago 7, Arizona 10. 2B—C.Young 2 (6), Montero (7), Branyan (4). HR—K.Hill (1), S.Drew (2), Montero (4). SF—Re.Johnson. R ER BB SO IP H Chicago Dempster L,1-3 1-3 4 7 7 4 0 Berg 3 2-3 4 3 3 3 1 Samardzija 1 0 0 0 2 1 Grabow 1 0 0 0 0 0 Mateo 1 2 1 1 0 0 Marmol 1 1 0 0 0 1 Arizona Enright W,1-2 6 2-3 5 2 2 4 4 Collmenter 2 1-3 0 0 0 1 3 HBP—by Dempster (J.Upton), by Berg (J.Upton). T—3:03. A—21,716 (48,633).



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KU recruits paired ————

Jayhawk Invitational begins today By Gary Bedore

John Young/Journal-World Photo

FREE STATE’S A’LIYAH ROGERS WAITS ON DECK during the Firebirds’ doubleheader with Shawnee Mission West. FSHS swept the Vikings Thursday at Free State.

FSHS softball sweeps Vikings ——

Firebird claim 5-2, 3-0 victories By Ben Ward Journal-World Sports Writer

In little more than a few hours, Free State High’s softball team was back to feeling pretty good about itself. And with good reason, too, as the Firebirds swept Shawnee Mission West, 5-2 and 3-0, in a doubleheader Thursday evening at FSHS. “We stress every day in practice what we’re capable of doing,” coach Lee Ice said. “It’s just a matter of bringing it out into the game, and we’ve done a much better job of that lately.” Paced by complete-game efforts from Mary Ann Smith and Megan Eagle, the Firebirds (6-8) made quick work of the Vikings. Smith struck out seven in Game One while scattering four hits, and the FSHS offense — paced by three hits from Alex Hill and two hits each from A’Liyah Rogers and Samantha O’Brien — bolstered her with an early 4-1 lead. In Game Two, it was Eagle’s turn, and she mowed down the Vikings, allowing only four hits and walking one. “We have to pitch to contact,” Ice said. “And they went out and threw strikes, and we made plays behind them.” Rogers went 3-for-3 and scored a run, and Remington Samuels, Courtney Parker and O’Brien drove in the FSHS runs. The Firebirds will play a doubleheader at Olathe Northwest at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. SM West Free State

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W — Megan Eagle. L — Courtney Bruce FSHS highlights: A’Liyah Rogers: 3-for-3, R; Megan Eagle: CG, 4 H, BB, K.

BRIEFLY KU tennis falls at Big 12 tourney WACO, TEXAS — Kansas University’s tennis season ended with a 4-1 loss to Kansas State on Thursday at the Big 12 Championships at the Baylor Tennis Center. “It is always a special event playing in the conference championship, but we thought we had our opportunities and we set ourselves up to be here,” eighth-year KU head coach Amy Hall-Holt said. “We played hard, and K-State is a very good team, so kudos to them.” Dylan Windom beat Borau Ramos, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 6 singles for the Jayhawks’ only victory. Kansas finished the season with a 9-13 overall record.

Two of Kansas University’s top targets in the high school recruiting Class of 2012 will compete against each other tonight at Haskell’s Coffin Complex. No. 3-rated Shabazz Muhammad’s Dream Vision AAU team will meet No. 19rated Perry Ellis’ Wichita Pray and Play Players at 7:20 p.m. in the marquee pool play game of the 2011 Jayhawk Invitational. The tourney will run tonight through Sunday at Haskell and other gyms around town. “Shabazz is really, really good. He’s got a chance to be the No. 1 player in the class,” analyst Shay Wildeboor said of Muhammad, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Las Vegas’ Bishop Gorman High. He has an early list of KU, Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Texas, UCLA, UNLV, Arizona, USC and many others. “He can shoot, drive, defend … pretty much does everything you’d expect from one of the top players in the class. “Perry, as everybody knows, is one of the top prospects to play high school basketball in Kansas. He’s extended his game to both inside and out,” Wildeboor added of Ellis, a 6-8 forward from Wichita Heights who has a list of KU, Kentucky, Memphis, Kansas State, Oklahoma and Wichita State. “On paper, the game might appear to be a mismatch (because of the other players on Dream Vision). But this certainly gives KU fans a chance to see Perry put his skills on display against some other great players.” Dream Vision also boasts KU targets in Winston Shepard (6-8, Findlay Prep High, Henderson, Nev., ranked No.

36) and Robert Upshaw (6-11, Edison High, Fresno, Calif., ranked No. 111). Dream Vision will also play at 10:20 a.m. Saturday at the LHS main gym and 1:50 p.m. Saturday at the LHS auxiliary gym. Pray and Play Players will play at 9:10 a.m. Saturday at Lawrence High’s main gym and 3 p.m. Saturday at Central Junior High. “Upshaw was a beast at the Real Deal in the Rock last week in Arkansas,” Wildeboor said of the 265-pounder. “He went toe-to-toe with Andre Drummond, who is the No. 1 player in the class. Shepard is a playmaker, a guy who does a little bit of everything.” The Compton Magic, who have three players on KU’s wish list, will meet the SYF Players at 9:40 p.m. today at Haskell. Those players are: Nino Jackson, 6-2, from Ardmore (Okla.) High School, who is ranked No. 38; Gabe York, 6-2 from Lutheran High in Orange, Calif., who is ranked No. 41; and Tony Parker, 6-9 from Miller Grove High in Lithonia, Ga., who is ranked No. 64. The Magic will also play at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the LHS main gym and 4:10 p.m. Saturday at the LHS auxiliary gym. “Nino is a guy many think is the most explosive guard in the class,” Wildeboor said of Jackson, who has KU, Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas and North Carolina on his list. “Gabe is a pure scorer. In transition he skies above the rim,” Wideboor noted of York, who has received offers from KU, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Connecticut, Marquette, Oklahoma, Oregon State, USC, Washington and Washington State. “He has a chance to be one of the best big guys in the class,” Wildeboor said of the 250-pound Parker, who has a long list that includes KU, North Carolina Duke, Ohio State, Florida and others.

Parker will be going up against SYF’s Mitch McGary tonight and Glenn Robinson III tonight. McGary, 6-10 from Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., is ranked No. 92, and Glenn Robinson III, 6-5 from Lake Central High in St. John, Ind., No. 118. The SYF Players will also play at 12:40 p.m. and 4:10 p.m. Saturday, both at the LHS main gym. “McGary has been sensational this spring,” Wildeboor said of the frontcourt standout who also has Duke, Florida, Arizona, Indiana, Purdue, Illinois, Cincinnati and many others on his early list. No. 22-rated Marcus Smart will be playing for the Texas Assault at 9:40 p.m. today at Southwest Junior High, 10:20 a.m. Saturday at Southwest and 3 p.m. Saturday at Haskell. Smart is 6-4 from Marcus High in Flower Mound, Texas. Chris Thomas, the No. 4ranked player in the Class of 2013, will play for the Colorado Hawks at 8:30 p.m. today at Haskell; 9:10 a.m. Saturday at LHS auxiliary; and 4:10 p.m. Saturday at Central Junior High. Thomas is 6-4 out of Westwind Prep International High in Phoenix. The 17-and-under agegroup finals will be contested at 2:15 p.m. Sunday at Haskell. Schedules are available at ●

Lacey coming to town: Trevor Lacey, a 6-3, 190-pound senior shooting guard from Butler High School in Huntsville, Ala., will visit KU this weekend. Lacey, who made an unexpected trip to Auburn on Thursday, visited Alabama on April 15. He’s expected to also visit Kentucky before announcing his college choice. Lacey, who is ranked No. 24 nationally, averaged 31.4 points a game last season.

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LAWRENCE HIGH’S MALLORY NEET COMPETES in the 200 medley relay during the Lions’ quad Thursday at the Indoor Aquatic Center. FSHS won the team title. LHS was third.

Firebirds win swim quad; Lawrence High third By Ben Ward Journal-World Sports Writer

Arch, Kate McCurdy and Mishler) that won, and the 200 free relay team (with Mishler, Caroline King and Morgan Miller), which qualified for state with a winning time of 1:49.57. Miller won the 200 free (2:09.51), McCurdy took second in the 200 IM (2:29.65) and f irst in the 500 free (5:40.16), and Mishler won the 100 fly (1:01.71) to pace the Firebirds. Free State’s 400 free relay team (Miller, Mishler, King, McCurdy) won in 4:06.95. The Lions, while still looking to qualify for state in a few more events, dropped their times considerably in a number of events. In addition to guiding Lawrence’s 200 medley relay team and 400 free relay team to second-place f inishes, Miranda Rohn won 200 IM at 2:22.73 and was second in the 100 fly at 1:05.38. “I was expecting to get the (200 IM) cut today, but I’ll get it next time for sure,” Rohn said. Among the other standouts for LHS: Annie Odrowski won the 100 free and was second in the 100 backstroke; Rachel Buchner won the 100 backstroke; and Mallory Neet took second in the 100 breaststroke and third in the 200 IM.

Free State High swimming and diving coach Annette McDonald was having a tough time choosing her favorite part of Thursday’s quadrangular. After the afternoon the Firebirds enjoyed, it would be hard to blame her. FSHS won the quad with 441 . 5 points — besting Shawnee Mission North (312), Lawrence High (273) and Olathe South (270.50) — with many notable performances and impressive times. But it was also Senior Night at the Indoor Aquatic Center, and perhaps the loudest cheers of the evening were for McDonald’s seven seniors: Cassandra Barrett, Rebekah Clouse, Kara Mishler, Reilly Moore, Claire Murphy-Beach, Liesel Reussner and Katy Thellman. “It was special,” McDonald said of the senior celebration. Moore cruised to victories in her two individual events, the 50 free and 100 breaststroke. “It was really nice to see all the fans out here,” Moore said. “I think that helped motivate me today.” Moore also swam on Free State’s state-qualifying 200 medley relay team (with Hana ● Results on page 6B

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SCOREBOARD High School Girls

Thursday at Free State Team scores: 1.. Free State, 441.50; 2. SM North, 312; 3. Lawrence, 273; 4. Olathe South, 270.50. 200 medley relay — 1. FSHS A (Hana Arch, Reilly Moore, Kara Mishler, Kate McCurdy), 2:01.29; 2. LHS A (Rachel Buchner, Mallory Neet, Miranda Rohn, Annie Odrowski), 2:02.15; 3. FSHS B (Bailey Watson, Olivia Loney, Caroline King, Rosemary Black), 2:13.11; 7. LHS B (Tara Rasing, Lesley Giullian, Chandler McElhaney, Maddie Ruder), 2:25.99. 200 free — 1. Morgan Miller, FSHS, 2:09.51; 6. Sierra Wilkens, LHS, 2:36.03; 7. Emma Norwood, FSHS, 2:36.93; 9. Katie Kimbrough, FSHS, 2:39.14; 11. Sharon Zavala, FSHS, 2:44.76; 12. Kyleigh Turner, LHS, 2:45.32. 14. Maddie Martinez, LHS, 2:56.00. 200 IM — 1. Miranda Rohn, LHS, 2:22.73; 2. Kate McCurdy, FSHS, 2:29.65; 3. Mallory Neet, LHS, 2:37.77; 4. Rosemary Black, FSHS, 2:46.36; 6. Maggie Arensberg, FSHS, 2:56.28; 9. Eisenhower-Summey, LHS, 3:28.85. 50 free — 1. Reilly Moore, FSHS, 25.62; 6. Bailey Watson, FSHS, 29.50; 8. Liesel Reussner, FSHS, 30.56; 10. Hana Arch, FSHS, 30.64; T-11. Catherine Norwood, FSHS, 30.74; 13. Chandler McElhaney, LHS, 30.97; 14. Mackenzie Rhodes, LHS, 31.13; 16. Maddie Ruder, LHS, 31.71; 18. Katy Thellman, FSHS, 31.76; 19. LeinmillerRenick, FSHS, 31.93; 21. Tara Rasing, LHS, 32.16. 1-meter diving — 3. Annie Soderberg, FSHS, 191.35; 5. Cailin Caldwell, FSHS, 150.25; 7. Grace Oliver, FSHS, 143.85; 8. Rebekah Clouse, FSHS, 122.35. 100 fly — 1. Kara Mishler, FSHS, 1:01.71; 2. Miranda Rohn, LHS, 1:05.38; 3. Caroline King, FSHS, 1:10.80; 4. Rachel Buchner, LHS, 1:13.04; 5. Maggie Arensberg, FSHS, 1:23.49. 100 free — 1. Annie Odrowski, LHS, 57.87; 2. Morgan Miller, FSHS, 59.94; 7. Katie Kimbrough, FSHS, 1:08.00; 9. Maddie Ruder, LHS, 1:09.55; 11. Liesel Reussner, FSHS, 1:09.99; 13. Mackenzie Rhodes, LHS, 1:11.67; 15. Sharon Zavala, FSHS, 1:15.30. 500 free — 1. Kate McCurdy, FSHS, 5:40.16; 4. Marilee Neutel, FSHS, 6:59.78; 5. Sierra Wilkens, LHS, 7:04.22; 6. Catherine Norwood, FSHS, 7:18.19; 8. Kyleigh Turner, LHS, 7:37.67. 200 free relay — 1. FSHS A (Kara Mishler, Caroline King, Morgan Miller, Reilly Moore), 1:49.57; 3. FSHS B (Rosemary Black, Emma Norwood, Liesel Reussner, Katie Kimbrough), 1:59.25; 5. LHS A (Ashlee Bourdon, Maddie Ruder, Mackenzie Rhodes, Chandler McElhaney), 2:06.30; 10. LHS B (Maddie Martinez, Morgan Manger, Jenny Xu, Kyleigh Turner), 2:16.73. 100 back — 1. Rachel Buchner, LHS, 1:05.68; 2. Annie Odrowski, LHS, 1:07.34; 4. Bailey Watson, FSHS, 1:14.56; 9. Tara Rasing, LHS, 1:26.28; 12. Cassandra Barrett, FSHS, 1:29.87; 13. Claire Murphy-Beach, FSHS, 1:31.43. 100 breast — 1. Reilly Moore, FSHS, 1:10.39; 2. Mallory Neet, LHS, 1:20.69; 4. Chandler McElhaney, LHS, 1:23.78; 6. Katy Thellman, FSHS, 1:28.28; 7. Olivia Loney, FSHS, 1:28.68. 400 free relay — 1. FSHS A (Morgan Miller, Caroline King, Kate McCurdy, Kara Mishler), 4:06.95; 2. LHS A (Miranda Rohn, Mallory Neet, Rachel Buchner, Annie Odrowski), 4:07.36; 3. FSHS B (Rosemary Black, Maggie Arensberg, Hana Arch, Katie Kimbrough), 4:38.67; 7. LHS B (Ashlee Bourdon, Mackenzie Rhodes, Kyleigh Turner, Tara Rasing), 5:01.78.

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Thursday at Lecompton PERRY-LECOMPTON 15, HIAWATHA 0 Hiawatha 000 — 0 1 2 P-L 753 — 15 10 0 W — Madison Hess (1-4) 1 H. L — S. Schneider. P-L highlights: Taylor Easum 1-for-1, RBI; Nicole Marino 1-for-1, 2B, 3 RBI; Madison Hess 2-for-3, 2B; Catie Winchester 2-for-3, 2 RBI; Dani Bowser 1-for-2, 3 RBI; Kari Corel 1-for-2, 3 RBI; Rachel Haley 1-for-2, 2 RBI; Natasha Carver 1-for-3, 1 RBI.

PERRY-LECOMPTON 18, HIAWATHA 0 Hiawatha 000 — 0 0 5 P-L 753 — 18 12 0 W — Kaitlyn McAlister (1-2) no hitter. L — S. Schneider. P-L highlights: Dani Bowser 2-for-2, RBI; Natasha Carver 2-for-3, 2 RBI; Madison Hess 2for-3, 2B, 3B, RBI; Taylor Easum 2-for-3, 2 RBI; Catie Winchester 1-for-2, 2B, 2 RBI; Allison Potter 1-for-3, 2 RBI; Kari Corel 1-for-3, 3 RBI; Rachel Hale 1-for-3, 4 RBI. P-L record: 2-8. Next: Tuesday at Santa Fe Trail.

High School Boys

Sunflower League Invite Thursday at Harmon Park in Prairie Village Team finishes — 4. Free State, T6. Lawrence High. Free State results No. 1 singles: 4. Andrew Craig 2-2 (def. Nick Judtmann, Olathe South, 8-0; def. Kevin Kochersperger, Shawnee Mission South, 8-5; lost to Ross Guignon, SM East, 6-0, 6-0; lost to Keenan Smith, SM North, 6-2, 6-2). No. 2 singles: 7. Nick Pellett 2-2 (def. Brad Garcia, O-South, 8-0; lost to Chris D’Silva, SM Northwest, 8-3; lost to Bret Niese, SM West, 8-3; def. Michael Wang, O-East, 8-1). No. 1 doubles: 5. Chris Helt/Patrick Cartaar 31 (def. Tracy/Fernandez, Leavenworth, 8-0; lost to Dorau/Nelson, SM West, 8-6; def. Fabiano/Gottschalk, O-Northwest, 8-4, def. Marvin/Ilten, SM South, 8-4). No. 2 doubles: 3. Jack Hearnen/Luke Cortese 21 (Edwards/Green, O-South, 8-6; lost to Kendall/Surface, SM East, 6-0, 6-0; def. Oberkrom/Cao, SM West, 6-3, 6-3). Lawrence High results No. 1 singles: 5. Thomas Irick 3-1. No. 2 singles: 3. Ilana Rosen 3-1. No. 1 doubles: 10. Connor Schmidt/Matt Grom 1-2. No. 2 doubles: 9. Eric Long/Pace Leggins 2-1.

2011 NFL Draft Selections

At New York April 28 Thursday ROUND ONE 1. Carolina, Cam Newton, QB, Auburn 2. Denver, Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M 3. Buffalo, Marcell Dareus, DE, Alabama 4. Cincinnati, A.J. Green, WR, Georgia 5. Arizona, Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU 6. Atlanta (from Cleveland), Julio Jones, WR, Alabama 7. San Francisco, Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri 8. Tennessee, Jake Locker, QB, Washington 9. Dallas, Tyron Smith, T, Southern Cal 10. Jacksonville (from Washington), Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri 11. Houston, J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin 12. Minnesota, Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State 13. Detroit, Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn 14. St. Louis, Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina 15. Miami, Mike Pouncey, C, Florida 16. Washington (from Jacksonville), Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue 17. New England (from Oakland), Nate Solder, T, Colorado 18. San Diego, Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois 19. N.Y. Giants, Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska 20. Tampa Bay, Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa 21. Cleveland (from Kansas City), Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor 22. Indianapolis, Anthony Castonzo, T, Boston College 23. Philadelphia, Danny Watkins, G, Baylor 24. New Orleans, Cameron Jordan, DE, California 25. Seattle, James Carpenter, OG, Alabama 26. Kansas City (from Atlanta, through Cleveland), Jon Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh 27. Baltimore-x, Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado 28. New Orleans (from New England), Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

29. Chicago, Gabe Carimi, T, Wisconsin 30. N.Y. Jets, Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple 31. Pittsburgh, Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State 32. Green Bay, Derek Sherrod, OF, Mississippi State x-pass on selection No. 26

2011 NFL Draft Trades

Thursday 1, Cleveland traded its first-round pick (No. 6) to Atlanta for the Falcons’ first- (No. 27), second(No. 59), fourth-round (No. 124) picks and the Falcons’ 2012 first- and fourh-round draft picks. Atlanta selected Julio Jones, wr, Alabama. Cleveland traded (No. 27) to Kansas City and selected (No. 59) and (No. 124). 2, Washington traded its first-round pick (No. 10) to Jacksonville for the Jaguars’ first- (No. 16) and second-round (No. 49) picks. Jacksonville selected Blaine Gabbert, qb, Missouri. Washington selected Ryan Kerrigan, lb, Purdue and (No. 49). 3, Kansas City traded its first-round pick (No. 21) to Cleveland for the Browns’ first- (No. 27) and third-round (No. 70) picks. Cleveland selected Phil Taylor, dt, Baylor. Kansas City selected John Baldwin, wr, Pittsburgh and (No. 70). 4, New England traded its first-round pick (No. 28) to New Orleans for the Saints’ second-round (No. 56) pick and their 2012 first-round pick. New Orleans selected Mark Ingram, rb, Alabama. New England selected (No. 56).

NHL Playoffs

CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) Thursday Vancouver 1, Nashville 0, Vancouver leads series 1-0 Today Tampa Bay at Washington, 6 p.m. Detroit at San Jose, 9 p.m. Saturday Boston at Philadelphia, 2 p.m. Nashville at Vancouver, 8 p.m.

BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS—Placed RHP Carlos Carrasco on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 25. Recalled RHP Frank Herrmann and RHP Alex White from Columbus (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Sent INF Chris Woodward outright to Las Vegas (PCL). Optioned OF Travis Snider to Las Vegas. National League MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Named Nick Watson vice president-information technology. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Placed RHP Joe Blanton on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Vance Worley from Lehigh Valley (IL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Added OF Xavier Paul to the active roster. Designated OF John Bowker for assignment. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Placed INF Mark DeRosa on the 15-day DL. Activated INF Emmanuel Burriss from the 15-day DL. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Reinstated SS Ian Desmond from the paternity leave list. Optioned OF Roger Bernadina to Syracuse (IL). Texas League TL—Suspended Frisco OF Engel Beltre 15 games after a confrontation with fans during an April 26 game at San Antonio. American Association GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS—Traded RHP Joe Tarallo to Florence (Frontier) for a player to be named. KANSAS CITY T-BONES—Signed 1B Nick Farnsworth. SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CAPTAINS—Signed OF Bryan Sabatella. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS—Signed OF TJ Bohn. Acquired RHP Jake Renshaw from Orange County (North American) for cash.


Lakers, Mavericks, Hawks all moving on The Associated Press

Lakers 98, Hornets 80 N E W O R L E A N S — Kobe Bryant scored 22 of his 24 points in the first three quarters, then let his teammates take over in a dominant victory over New Orleans on Thursday night that wrapped up the first-round series for Los Angeles in six games. Andrew Bynum added 18 points and 12 rebounds, while Pau Gasol chipped in 16 points for the two-time defending champions, who led by as many as 21 in the fourth quarter. Chris Paul, who helped the Hornets split the first four games with two sensational performances, had seven points before hitting a threepointer with 4:02 to go and finished with 10 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds. Lamar Odom had 14 points for the Lakers, who outrebounded New Orleans 43-30, including 14 offensive rebounds. Bynum had eight offensive rebounds, helping the Lakers finish with a 21-4 advantage in second-chance points. Carl Landry had 19 points for the Hornets, who have not won a playoff series since the first round in 2008. L.A. LAKERS (98) Artest 2-6 0-0 4, Gasol 5-12 6-6 16, Bynum 8-13 2-2 18, Fisher 3-4 0-0 6, Bryant 6-16 10-10 24, Odom 5-10 3-4 14, Brown 2-5 4-4 8, Blake 0-3 00 0, Barnes 3-5 0-0 8, Jo.Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-74 25-26 98. NEW ORLEANS (80) Ariza 4-10 4-4 12, Landry 6-13 7-7 19, Okafor 3-3 1-2 7, Paul 4-9 1-1 10, Belinelli 4-12 2-2 11, Gray 0-0 0-0 0, Green 3-9 2-2 9, Ja.Smith 2-5 00 4, Jack 3-7 0-0 6, Mbenga 0-0 0-0 0, Pondexter 1-2 0-0 2, Ewing Jr. 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-70 17-18 80. L.A. Lakers 18 22 29 29 — 98 New Orleans 16 18 23 23 — 80 3-Point Goals—L.A. Lakers 5-14 (Barnes 2-2, Bryant 2-4, Odom 1-2, Fisher 0-1, Blake 0-1, Brown 0-2, Artest 0-2), New Orleans 3-14 (Paul 1-2, Belinelli 1-3, Green 1-4, Jack 0-1, Pondexter 0-1, Ariza 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— L.A. Lakers 50 (Bynum 12), New Orleans 32 (Paul 8). Assists—L.A. Lakers 23 (Artest 5), New Orleans 20 (Paul 11). Total Fouls—L.A. Lakers 18, New Orleans 23. Flagrant Fouls—Ja.Smith. A— 17,949 (17,188).

GLANCE FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) Thursday Atlanta 84, Orlando 81, Atlanta wins series 4-2 L.A. Lakers 98, New Orleans 80, L.A. Lakers wins series 4-2 Dallas 103, Portland 96, Dallas wins series 4-2 Today San Antonio at Memphis, 8 p.m. Sunday x-Memphis at San Antonio, noon CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) Sunday Boston at Miami, 2:30 p.m. Monday Atlanta at Chicago, 7 p.m. Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

Hawks 84, Magic 81 A T L A N T A — Joe Johnson scored 23 points and came up with a huge offensive rebound to lead Atlanta in the seriesclinching Game 6. The Hawks advanced to the second round for the third straight year, this time against top-seeded Chicago. Orlando, which routed Atlanta a year ago in the most lopsided four-game sweep in NBA history, had its earliest playoff ouster since 2007. With Atlanta clinging to a one-point lead and the clock running down, Marvin Williams missed a clinching three-pointer. But Johnson swatted the rebound to Jamal Crawford, who was fouled and made both free throws with 8.2 seconds left. He finished with 19 points. The Magic had two chances to force overtime. J.J. Redick missed an open three, then Jason Richardson had a desperation shot from the corner blocked by Josh Smith. Dwight Howard led the Magic with 25 points and 15 rebounds. Crawford hit consecutive

How former Jayhawk fared Kirk Hinrich, Atlanta Pts: 11. FGs: 4-7. FTs: 1-1.

threes that gave Atlanta its biggest lead, 71-59, with just over nine minutes left. ORLANDO (81) Turkoglu 5-13 2-2 15, Bass 3-6 0-0 6, Howard 814 9-12 25, Nelson 5-10 1-2 11, J.Richardson 2-7 2-2 7, Anderson 1-4 2-2 5, Redick 3-8 0-0 6, Arenas 2-5 2-2 6, Q.Richardson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-67 18-22 81. ATLANTA (84) Smith 3-14 2-2 8, Horford 3-9 4-4 10, Collins 11 0-0 2, Hinrich 4-7 1-1 11, Johnson 10-25 2-2 23, Crawford 6-16 4-4 19, Pachulia 0-1 1-2 1, Williams 4-6 0-0 10, Armstrong 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 31-79 14-15 84. Orlando 18 18 19 26 — 81 Atlanta 23 19 20 22 — 84 3-Point Goals—Orlando 5-19 (Turkoglu 3-6, Anderson 1-3, J.Richardson 1-4, Arenas 0-1, Nelson 0-2, Redick 0-3), Atlanta 8-22 (Crawford 310, Hinrich 2-3, Williams 2-3, Johnson 1-4, Smith 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Orlando 42 (Howard 15), Atlanta 49 (Horford 12). Assists— Orlando 14 (Nelson 6), Atlanta 18 (Horford 6). Total Fouls—Orlando 15, Atlanta 19. Technicals— Anderson, Howard. Flagrant Fouls—Turkoglu, Pachulia. A—19,282 (18,729).

Mavericks 103, Blazers 96 PORTLAND — Dirk Nowitzki had 33 points and 11 rebounds, and Dallas withstood a furious Portland comeback to beat the Trail Blazers and take the first-round playoff series in six games. The Mavericks advanced to face the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers. DALLAS (103) Marion 7-15 2-2 16, Nowitzki 11-17 11-11 33, Chandler 4-5 1-4 9, Kidd 3-7 0-0 7, Stevenson 1-3 0-0 3, Barea 3-5 0-0 7, Terry 9-16 2-2 22, Stojakovic 1-7 3-3 6, Haywood 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 39-78 19-22 103. PORTLAND (96) Wallace 10-17 11-12 32, Aldridge 11-25 2-4 24, Camby 1-3 0-0 2, Miller 2-7 1-3 5, Matthews 5-14 77 19, Batum 0-3 0-0 0, C.Johnson 1-1 0-0 2, Roy 4-6 0-0 9, Fernandez 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 35-79 21-26 96. Dallas 19 33 23 28 — 103 Portland 27 16 19 34 — 96 3-Point Goals—Dallas 6-18 (Terry 2-5, Barea 12, Stevenson 1-2, Kidd 1-4, Stojakovic 1-4, Nowitzki 0-1), Portland 5-21 (Matthews 2-7, Roy 1-2, Fernandez 1-2, Wallace 1-6, Miller 0-2, Batum 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Dallas 45 (Nowitzki 11), Portland 46 (Wallace 12). Assists—Dallas 23 (Terry 8), Portland 16 (Miller 4). Total Fouls—Dallas 19, Portland 18. Technicals—Dallas defensive three second. Flagrant Fouls—C.Johnson. A—20,494 (19,980).

Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS—Signed OF Chris White. NEWARK BEARS—Released INF Jeff Hulett. Signed INF Jeff Toth. ROCKLAND BOULDERS—Signed INF Dustin C. Smith and LHP J. Brett Carroll. North American League CALGARY VIPERS—Signed INF Brian Rios. LAKE COUNTY FIELDERS—Announced the retirement of RHP Chris Bennett. Acquired 1B CJ Ziegler from Traverse City (Frontier) for a player to be named. YUMA SCORPIONS—Signed RHP Scott Nestor. HOCKEY National Hockey League MONTREAL CANADIENS—Assigned C Ryan White to Hamilton (AHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer MLS—Suspended Colorado MF Brian Mullan 10 games and fined him $5,000 for his tackle on Seattle MF Steve Zakuani during an April 22 game. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS—Signed MF Peter Vagenas. COLLEGE COLGATE—Named Matt Langel men’s basketball coach. GEORGIA—Signed men’s basketball coach Mark Fox to a one-year contract extension through the 2016 season. Named Joni Crenshaw women’s assistant basketball coach. GEORGIA SOUTHERN—Dismissed LB Tavaris Williams from the football team. LEES-MCRAE—Announced the resignation of men’s soccer coach Matt Thompson who will take the same position at District of Columbia. LOUISVILLE—Named Kevin Keatts men’s assistant basketball coach. MIAMI—Named Eric Konkol, Michael Huger and Chris Caputo men’s assistant basketball coaches. SYRACUSE—Named Adrian Autry men’s assistant basketball coach.

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RANDY FYLER HAS COACHED A LOT OF SOFTBALL TEAMS over the years and collected a lot of trophies.

Longtime softball coach doesn’t focus on tangible rewards By Clark Goble Journal-World Sports Writer

Some of Randy Fyler’s softball trophies sit in his basement, collecting cobwebs and dust. His garage contains countless other mementos, but he can’t recall which ones are where. So it’s easy to believe that the awards that have accumulated over 33 years of coaching girls softball don’t mean much to him. “To some, it’s pretty cutthroat,” Fyler said. “It’s all wins and losses and blood and guts, and it’s not that way with us. We’ve still been pretty successful just doing it the way we’re doing it.” The way Fyler and those who work with him do it is by stressing fundamentals and fun. Fyler is the coach for one of the 18-and-under teams for the Lawrence Phenix, the oldest fast-pitch softball organization in Lawrence. He volunteers his time to the club, working parttime jobs to pay the bills.

And with most of his free the club tries to keep costs low time, Fyler focuses on all by having fundraisers. aspects of youth softball. Fyler said he can’t remember He schedules it. ever charging more than $250 He watches it. per player per season. He And, most importantly, he understands that means his teaches it. teams may not have matching The Phenix has softball bags or shoes like other club teams ranging in softball teams. age from 8-and“We’ll go out We’re not bigger unders to Fyler’s there and play in than the game. We just our bathing 18-and-unders. Barry Johnson, suits,” Fyler said. like to go out and president of the “As long as they teach girls the right Phenix, said the match.” way to play, and have a organization’s Fyler also tries low fees and to keep costs low good time and have classy attitude road trips. En fun while they’re doing on help attract playroute to a tournait.” ers. ment in Wichita a “We don’t try couple of years to show up the — Phenix president Barry Johnson ago, Fyler found game,” Johnson the hotels close said. “We’re not bigger than the to the softball facility much too game. We just like to go out expensive for his liking. and teach girls the right way to On a friend’s recommendaplay, and have a good time and tion, Fyler took the team to an have fun while they’re doing RV park halfway between it.” Wichita and Hutchinson that Despite competing in multihad cabins out back for $35 a ple tournaments each season, night. He said the girls didn’t

mind the odd accommodations and they even fished nearby. The parents of the players on Fyler’s teams have a lot of control over which tournaments the teams play. To help facilitate a meeting of the parents in early April, Fyler marked up a large desk calendar sheet with bright highlighters, denoting the dates of tournaments this summer from varied associations. He asked the girls and their parents how many tournaments they wanted to play. “It’s a democracy,” Fyler said. Fyler’s 18-and-under team will graduate a lot of players after this summer, so Fyler doesn’t know how long he’ll continue to coach. He said he knows that the nucleus of returning girls will want to keep playing for him, though. “I think it probably means that we must be doing something right,” Fyler said. “And people must be getting something out of it.”



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‘I call what I see’ ————

Veteran official J.D. Cleavinger blows the whistle on blowing the whistle By Ben Ward Journal-World Sports Writer

If you pay any attention to the crowd, you’re not doing your job.”

A whistle blows on a close play and, predictably, half of the crowd is in uproar. Shouts and cries ring out. — J.D. Cleavinger, an official since 1967 “A terrible call!” “A makeup call!” “A homer call!” It’s a convenient rationalization: The official — a face “I call what I see,” Cleavmade anonymous behind an inger says. “Did I see it right? umpire’s mask; or a person … We’ll see.” made indiscernible beneath Cleavinger called D-I basblack-and-white stripes — is ketball games for five years out to get us. and football for seven. He last “It’s human,” says J.D. worked a D-I basketball game Cleavinger, 65, who’s been in 1985; a different digital age calling games since 1967. “If as far as replay is concerned. I’m coaching in that game, Cleavinger is an avid sports I’m probably thinking the fan. He sees both sides of the same thing.” game — player and official, Cleavinger of Lawrence sympathizing with umpire coached football during his Jim Joyce and Armando entire tenure at West Junior Galarraga when Joyce High — where he taught from botched a call on the 27th out 1967-1990 — and spent time of the former Detroit Tiger coaching baseball and track pitcher’s would-be no hitter as well. last summer. And since 1967, he’s also “It happens like that, you been officiating various make the decision like that,” games around the city and he says, snapping his fingers. elsewhere. He started small “You live with it.” and local and worked his way Cleavinger says he never up to junior college and then felt any fear. He plays the Division-I college action. unbiased observer: he blows But the striped uniform the whistle, and hands out and whistle dangling around judgment as the rules dictate. his neck have never felt like Like anyone who’s officiated targets to Cleavinger. for long, he says he’s been “If you pay any attention to wrong, made a few bad calls. the crowd,” he says, “you’re And he’s felt badly. not doing your job.” “If you’re worried about While the games haven’t instant replay, if you’re worchanged, technology and ried about what coaches are media coverage have. The going to see on the film after crowd now has access to the the game,” he says, “you don’t dozens of camera angles, slow have any business being out motion and instant replay. there. The refs? The recipients of so “You call what you see and much scorn? They get one see what you call, and let the view at one speed — fast. chips fall.”

Rob Cleavinger, J.D.’s son, remembers traveling with Cleavinger on many officiating trips when he was a boy. Sometimes, he’d be in the stands. Other times, he was on the field as a ball boy during football games. Each time he’d be granted a different view of what the fans and the coaches thought of the officials. Of course, that meant hearing more than a few choice comments about his dad. “I’m more appreciative of what those guys do,” Rob Cleavinger says. “Let’s be honest, it’s not a real highpaying job. I’m convinced the ones that do it for the longest time don’t do it for the money. “There’s a reason he’s lasted so long. It’s because he loves what he does.” “It’s a different feeling,” Cleavinger says of being back where he began his officiating career with the youngsters. He’s doing it for the kids, because, as he sees it, they need someone who is willing and experienced, and frankly, there are fewer people doing it. Cleavinger no longer calls baseball games, because, as he explains, there’s no telling how long the game will go on. He still wants some time between his day job as a real estate appraiser to do yard work, or simply plop down on the couch and watch television. Cleavinger can also sit in the stands and be a fan, watching his grandson, Cleavinger, play baseball for Lawrence High. But don’t expect him to boo the umpire.

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Memorabilia for a mission ————

Hopkins tirelessly collects treasures to raise funds for fitness room By Ben Ward Journal-World Sports Writer

The office of Free State physical education teacher/volleyball coach Nancy Hopkins includes typical items for someone in her position: boxes stuffed with uniforms. Old team pictures. Binders, schedules, stacked cones, file cabinets, random athletic equipment. Open a cabinet here, a drawer there, and before long it’s obvious this isn’t just another P.E. office. The cramped room is loaded with memorabilia from sports standouts, Hollywood stars and best-selling authors. Hopkins beams as she shows off the collection she has acquired over the past few years, including autographed photographs of athletes Tiger Woods, Barry Sanders, Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gonzalez and from huge Hollywood names such as Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Duval, Denzel Washington and Jim Carrey. She has a football signed by Joe Namath, a die-cast race car signed by Clint Boyer, an iPod engraved with a greeting from Yoko Ono. No, Hopkins is not a celebrity stalker or a hoarding memorabilia collector. She’s a woman with a cause that has kept her busy writing world-famous people asking for their help. For her efforts, Hopkins is the first honoree of the Only in Lawrence Sports Award. Hopkins plans to auction the items at a site and time yet-to-be determined and use the funds to further upgrade Free State High’s fitness/cardio room. Some of those who have responded to her call for

and sandlot football games. make a difference in their That laid the foundation for own lives from a health an athletic career that standpoint,” West said. extended into her college Getting to that point will days as an outside hitter on require figuring out when, the volleyball team and the where and how to pull off starting shortstop on the the auction. softball team at Emporia ●●● State. According to Hopkins, “We didn’t have video the ideal format for the aucgames,” Hopkins said. tion will be a multiple day, Hopkins, who received open-to-the-public event, her master’s at Kansas Unipossibly with catering and versity, ran Lawrence’s junlive music by the FSHS ior volleyball program ensemble. All of the money before coming to Free State raised at the auction will go when it opened in 1997. directly into an account In addition to her Free that has been established State duties, specifically Hopkins for funding She wants to be able runs the the cardio to walk you in the door game clock room. and see 20 people during KU West said women’s bas- working hard to make a he would ketball like to host it difference in their own games and at FSHS, but lives from a health the shot the magnistandpoint.” clock at KU tude of the men’s games. collection “For the would make — Free State principal Ed West, on most part, it impossible Nancy Hopkins’ vision for the FSHS this is my to secure a cardio room life,” Hopbig enough kins said, location, like glancing round the room the main gymnasium, for that drips athletics. “I’ve multiple days. been doing this since I was The auction is still with20. I always knew I wanted out a date or venue, though to be a P.E. teacher and Hopkins hopes to have always immersed myself in most of the items sold by things athletic. I loved what the summer, so she can I do. I just didn’t think I’d be begin ordering the equipdoing it for 50-plus years.” ment and have the room Hopkins said she always refurbished for the fall 2011 dreamed of owning a small semester. gym or fitness club when “I saw a problem that I she retired, plans that since wanted to do something have changed. She may well about,” Hopkins says. “Basiend up running a fitness cally that’s all it is.” center of her own creation For any additional inforat Free State by the time her mation about the auction, efforts to upgrade the cardio contact Nancy Hopkins at room are finished. or “She wants to be able to visit the official website: walk you in the door and see http://auctionfshs.schools.of 20 people working hard to

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FREE STATE HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER and volleyball coach Nancy Hopkins, left, talks with senior Owen Phariss during class at the school. help have included handwritten notes, even checks in support of the cause. “It’s crazy,” Hopkins said, while unwrapping another donation. “To think that all of these famous and important people think what we’re doing is important.” Hopkins said more than 400 books, many autographed by the authors, have been donated. ●●●

The fitness room already has come a long way. The shiny yellow stationary bikes, the handful of treadmills, new flooring and the freshly painted walls all are signs of the room’s renovation. Once used as a film room for Bob Lisher’s football team, the room became an over-stuffed utility closet

for surplus athletic gear, some of it broken. “The room ended up being a pit,” Hopkins said. Fortunately for Hopkins, principal Ed West, who came to the school in 2008, could relate to her desire to turn it into a place with more meaning, a place where students could become healthier. West was able to allocate what he estimated at $22,000 to $30,000 toward renovating the room. Former players, parents and other generous Lawrence residents have pitched in financial donations. “When she came to me with her vision, I was very excited because it was mine at my previous school,” West said.

Depending on how much money her auction can raise, Hopkins envisions adding cardio equipment, sets of dumbbells and corestrengthening balls, maybe even flat-screen TVs and computer access to track workout logs. “I can’t sleep at night because things just go through my head so much,” Hopkins said. “Like, what can I do next? How can I make this better?” ●●●

Tracing the source of her mission isn’t difficult for those familiar with Hopkins’ history with sports. Hopkins, 59, said her fondest memories of her Emporia childhood revolved around neighborhood Wiffle ball games, tennis matches

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A GROUP OF KU FANS WAS QUICK WITH ITS LETTERS AND MESSAGES during the season. Here, they congratulate coach Bill Self for catching an errant pass during the second half of the Jayhawks’ 89-66 victory over Iowa State on February 12 at Allen Fieldhouse.

How do you spell F-A-N? ————

Fieldhouse faithful hit ‘pinnacle of fandom’ By Matt Tait

They say a dollar doesn’t get you quite what it used to. But, at Kansas University, $30 can get you national exposure. That’s what it cost for a group of KU students and diehard Jayhawk basketball fans to throw together a bunch of foam-board, cutout letters that they took to every home game throughout the season. Little by little, the slogans these superfans put up at different points throughout games started to garner attention. At first, photos of their witty sayings appeared in newspapers and on websites based in Lawrence, Topeka and Kansas City. Eventually, the group found itself on its version on “SportsCenter Is Next,” on ESPN’s popular highlight show following a game. “That’s the pinnacle of fandom,” said senior Nicole McClure, one of the key members of the group. The whole concept began a couple of seasons ago, when an anonymous group showed up at Allen Fieldhouse with enough white letters to spell out the famous Sherron Collins quip, “Ain’t No Seats.” This group, which can exceed a dozen students or be as small as three or four, depending on the day, remembered seeing those letters and thought they’d try to carry on the tradition while expanding on it at the same time. “I don’t know exactly what the saying is, but it’s something like, ‘Imitation is the highest form of flattery,’” said junior ringleader Sky Kurlbaum. The group takes that same attitude when it spots other letters in other areas of the Fieldhouse. “For us, it just adds to the atmosphere,” Kurlbaum added. “If Markieff gets a dunk, we’ll put something up and then you’ll see ‘Markieff’ pop up over there.” While several groups have tackled the Scrabble-style display of support, few have done it with the kind of precision, dedication and thoroughness of Kurlbaum and McClure’s group. Their first endeavor in the business came during freshman Josh Selby’s first game, Dec. 13 against USC. For that one, the group simply held up “Showtime,” paying homage to Selby’s nickname. Talk about prophetic,

LETTER-WIELDERS LET THE FIELDHOUSE CROWD know then-No. 1-ranked Ohio State lost to Wisconsin during KU’s Feb. 12 game against Iowa State.

LETTER CARRIERS These people helped hold the letters high during at least one game this season. Most are KU students, but some are family members, old and young, of other members of the group: Sky Kurlbaum, Nicole McClure, Nick Howard, Fur Finley, Adam Trunnell, Grant Metsker, Tanner Claxton, Haley Harrington, Courtney Sheldon, Shelbi Hall, Ashley Gough, Ashley Colip, Meagan Mason, Adam Miklos, Monte Jones, Bret Province, Morgan Cheeseman, Cameron Lampe, Jimmy McClure , Max Kurlbaum, Cecilia Kurlbaum and Anne Foster. Selby poured in 21 points in that one, including the game-winning three-pointer in the waning seconds. While the thrill of the game was enough to get their blood pumping, the notoriety they gained for the “Showtime” sign took it to a higher level and they instantly were hungry for more. “When we got all the foam board to make the (Showtime) letters, we realized we had some extra so we started trying to think about what means a lot to us and what else we should make,” Kurlbaum said. “We went ahead and made a ‘Pay Heed,’ and we had more board left so we were like, ‘All right, what letters are really vital?’ We came up with a U and an N. That was kind of the first round and then we added Rock Chalk Jayhawk to it and a few other letters just so we could do Phog Allen and stuff like that.” By the time they were finished, the crew had all but a couple of letters and a few repeats in its arsenal. In all, Kurlbaum and McClure haul in two black trash bags full of the

2-foot tall letters each game. The oversized load makes it tough to land prime seats, but it doesn’t do anything to hinder their expedience. As soon as a good idea is verbalized and accepted, McClure and Kurlbaum quickly start divvying up the letters. “She has all the vowels in front of her with the exclamation point and the dashes, and I have all the consonants,” Kurlbaum said. “So whenever we think of something I just start grabbing all the consonants, she starts grabbing all the vowels and we hand them down and they get ’em up. It’s really a pretty quick system.” Part of the reason for the rapid flow can be attributed to the group’s ingenuity. Instead of wasting time and space by having all of the letters, they find creative ways to get the job done. N’s become Z’s, F’s are turned into E’s by adding a dash to the bottom, and crimsonand-blue-colored hands have been used to eliminate portions of other letters in the interest of saving time. As for the phrases that have special meaning for the group,

there were several highlights. A popular one was “Nice Hands Bill” after KU coach Bill Self caught an errant pass on the bench, while “OSU Lost!?” and “KU’s Number One” both popped up during a Kansas victory against Iowa State that tipped off shortly after Ohio State lost to Wisconsin. There was one, however, that seemed to be the unanimous pick for top dog. “I think ‘Hook ’Em Corns’ was probably the best one,” Kurlbaum said. “That was an on-the-spot thing. We didn’t really think Nebraska would beat Texas, but when we saw it happening, we thought, ‘All right, we gotta think of something for this.’” Though the anti-Texas, proNebraska barb was a hit, Kurlbaum made sure to point out that not every suggestion makes it into the air. “Sometimes there’s a little democracy in it,” he said. “Some people will say, ‘Oh, this is good,’ and other people will kind of be like, ‘Uhhhh. No.’” Regardless of who calls the shots or who comes up with the phrases, the key for both Kurlbaum and McClure, and, really, the reason they plan to keep going and already have cooked up some new twists for next season remains the camaraderie. “The whole student body is such a strong community,” Kurlbaum said. “We just turn to total strangers and say, ‘Hey, help us hold these up.’ And they’ll just be like, ‘Cool.’ It’s great.”

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The ceiling of Boy Scout Troop 55â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lodge is adorned with wooden eagle feathers behind recently retired Scoutmaster Scott Braden. The wooden feathers symbolize Scouts who have achieved the top rank of Eagle Scout. During his six years as Scoutmaster, Braden mentored 18 Scouts who went on to earn the Eagle Scout ranking.



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Nonprofits rely on cadre of volunteers By Terry Rombeck Special to the Journal-World

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SCOUTMASTER SCOTT BRADEN, recently retired from Boy Scout Troop 55, is shown with wooden eagle feathers that adorn the ceiling of the troop’s lodge. The wooden feathers symbolize Scouts who have achieved the top rank of Eagle Scout. During his six years as Scoutmaster, Braden mentored 18 Scouts who went on to earn the Eagle Scout ranking. Also pictured in the background is Troop 55’s original flag, which is now more than 80 years old.

Always prepared ————

Scoutmaster earns high praise for dedication to duty By Christine Metz

No doubt, Scott Braden has positively influenced the lives of countless Boy Scouts in his six years as Scoutmaster of Lawrence’s Troop 55. But there are two names that are mentioned first — Scott Ollila and his father, Ken — when Scouting parents talk about Braden’s dedication. After years of Scouting, Scott Ollila completed the final project required to become an Eagle Scout in summer 2007. The only step that remained was to hold a Court of Honor ceremony, which would officially bestow the rank of Eagle upon Scott. The ceremony was planned for when Scott returned from college that winter. But in December, Ken was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Lynn Ollila, Ken’s wife, recognized her husband didn’t have much time left. She called Braden while he was on a business trip in Garden City. Technically, Scott wouldn’t be an Eagle Scout until a Court of Honor was held. Could Braden, as Scoutmaster, pull together a ceremony quickly, she asked. “I knew one of (Ken’s)

regrets was that we never had Scott’s Court of Honor,” Lynn said. Braden was a friend of Ken’s, and with two sons of his own, he also knew well how Scouting bonds a father and son. Braden offered to drive through the night so he could be there the next day. Lynn said that wouldn’t be necessary. Two days later, Braden showed up at the door with a box of supplies — printed programs, pins for the parents and an Eagle Scout badge. Much of it, Braden had ordered as soon as Scott completed his final project for Eagle Scout. “He had put it in a desk drawer and was waiting for us to call him,” Lynn said. About a dozen people gathered at the Ollilas’ home for the ceremony. Ken watched from his hospital bed. At that point, he wasn’t talking, and Lynn wasn’t sure just how much he was comprehending. But when Braden presented Scott Ollila as an Eagle Scout, Ken started clapping. The rest of the room was in tears. Four days later, Ken died.

Pinnacle achievement Braden, who said good-bye to his friend after the ceremo-

ABOUT SCOTT BRADEN Raised: In Lawrence. He is Lawrence High School’s 1978 class president, a job that still carries the responsibility of helping plan class reunions. Public service: For more than 15 years, Braden has volunteered with local Cub and Boy Scout troops. From 2005 until 2011 he has been the Scoutmaster of Pelathe District Troop 55. It was a volunteer job that had him working 20 to 30 hours a week. While no longer Scoutmaster, Braden still continues working with the Boy Scouts at the district level. One of his favorite camping trips: A two-week excursion in the mountains and wilderness of Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, N.M. Family: Wife, Cammie Braden, and two sons, Drew and James. ny, believes Ken was waiting to see his son become an Eagle Scout. “To achieve the rank of Eagle, it is the pinnacle for that father and son. So to share that moment before he died, they completed the trail to Eagle together,” Braden said. Lynn doubts that her son would have gone through with the Court of Honor ceremony without his father.

“It was just amazing that (Braden) was willing to do that for our family. And, it meant so much to my husband and son and all the rest of the family members who had watched them go through the Scouting program,” Ollila said. That is just one example of how Braden, the first honoree of the Only in Lawrence Community Award, has gone “above and beyond” the duties of a Scoutmaster, Scouting mom Tracy Kihm said. At the end of last year, Braden retired as Scoutmaster of Troop 55, which has 60 to 70 Scouts. During his six years as Scoutmaster, Braden averaged 20 to 30 volunteer hours a week. “I’m just a coordinator of resources,” Braden said. He had planned to be Scoutmaster for just a year, Kihm said. When Braden was about to retire the first time, the troop took a vote and asked him to stay on. A believer in letting the boys be the ones to lead so they can learn from their mistakes, Braden agreed to continue. “I’m always impressed with the way he works with the boys and that he has really made the boys Please see SCOUTMASTER, page 6C

Organist pulls out all the stops to serve church By Sarah Henning

A Sunday visitor to Lawrence’s First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway, will find the Rev. Kent Winters-Hazelton up front and a cross-section of Lawrence in the pews, that much is obvious. But what might not be so obvious is the elephant in the room and in your ears — the beautiful music coming from the church’s organ. The large instrument and the performer behind it, Lawrence’s Sharee Thompson, can change the whole weight of a service, according to Winters-Hazelton. “To have somebody who has a very good feel for the nature, the piece that we’re playing, the mood that it brings to us, what we’re trying to accomplish in worship is absolutely critical,” Winters-Hazelton said. “We really do feel very, very pleased with Sharee.” Each Sunday morning worship service, memorial service and wedding has a sound-

ABOUT SHAREE THOMPSON Age: 28 From: Wellsville, Utah Time in Lawrence: 7 years Education: Utah State, 2004; master’s degree from KU, organ performance, 2006 Favorite organ composer: Maurice Duruflé track, provided in large part by Thompson, who earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in organ performance after falling in love with the instrument in college. She had played the piano her whole life and suddenly switched while going to school in Utah. “It’s just kind of a new challenge, I think, from playing the piano,” says Thompson, who still plays piano for the church’s early-morning contemplative service. “It had an added dimension with the pedals. And you use your feet and your hands. ... It was just exciting.” While learning the intricacies of the new instrument,

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SHAREE THOMPSON has been the organist at First Presbyterian Church for the last three and a half years. The Rev. Kent Winters-Hazleton says a special talent Thompson has is working around the organ’s deficiencies so that no one can tell it is in need of repair. See a video of Thompson playing the organ at Thompson met her husband, also an organist. Later, they came to KU, where they both had planned on getting master’s degrees in organ before he changed to choral con-

ducting. A career in organ has served Thompson well, allowing her to be at home with her two young children during the week and save her

most intensive work for the weekend. “It’s actually pretty easy,” she says. “A little easier when my husband was still a student, just because his class schedule would be flexible enough that it could accommodate that a little bit more.” And while she plays her way toward her fourth year at the church, First Presbyterian is hoping to raise money to refurbish, repair and double the capacity of the organ. Winters-Hazelton said the instrument has been in disrepair for a long time, not that Thompson allows anyone to notice, he adds. “One of the things that Sharee does very, very well is to avoid the stops or the keys that don’t play,” WintersHazelton says. “My congregation really doesn’t realize how limited the organ really is because she’s so good at playing around that kind of stuff.” The only thing Thompson wishes were different about her job? That it afforded her Please see ORGANIST, page 5C

Sandy Hazlett considers herself a career volunteer. During the 1990s, she was heavily involved in such organizations as the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen, Jubilee Café and the Social Service League. Recently, when she decided to re-enter the workforce but had difficulty finding a job, she decided to return to volunteering — both as a way to make connections and to keep motivated. “It does a whole lot for you as a volunteer, as well as for the people who are getIt does a ting the whole lot for services you’re pro- you as a viding,” she volunteer, as says. well as for Now, the people Hazlett splits her who are time getting the between services administrative duties at you’re the United providing.” Way, stocking ware- — Sandy Hazlett, house on the reward of shelves at Just Food volunteering and helping out at the Social Service League. It’s people like Hazlett, who donate both time and money, who keep Lawrence’s nonprof it sector serving its clients daily, says Erika Dvorske, United Way of Douglas County director. But before diving into a bigmoney donation or volunteer commitment, Dvorske says potential donors or volunteers should do their homework about an organization. “It’s important to think more about the results than the activity,” she says. “It’s about connecting the heart and the head simultaneously.”

Check them out For anyone wanting to make a contribution — of either time or money — Dvorske suggests: 1. Visit an organization’s website. “Check out how they present themselves. Learn about their outcomes and the results they’re hoping to achieve.” 2. Examine the organization’s financial reports. The website posts forms filed with the IRS, but Dvorske says many organizations now post that information on their own websites. “One of the big pushes nationally is a focus on transparency and making sure everything is available.” 3. Talk to a nonprof it’s leader. “You should ask if they are financially stable and current on financial reporting to the IRS. But there’s another layer to that: How outcomes tie into your mission. Those are questions that most folks should be able to respond to.” Protect yourself Charles Branson, Douglas County district attorney, says his office gets an occasional phone call about the legitimacy of a charity. One recent request for information came from a woman who wanted to know something about a charity for children with hair loss. In that case, he says, the nonprofit was, in fact, legitimate and had f iled the proper paperwork with the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office. “Our constituent was very happy because it was a charity that was meaningful to her,” Branson says, “but she wanted to do everything she could to make certain her hardearned money was going to be well-utilized.” Telephone, direct mail and the Internet are the three most common ways donors get scammed, Branson says. Please see NONPROFITS, page 7C



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Coordinator Ellen Young helps races run smoothly By Joe Preiner

Ellen Young doesn’t just walk the walk. She runs the run. That’s exactly what she’s been doing in Lawrence for years. She started attending Red Dog’s Dog Days community workouts beginning in 1997. After getting herself in shape, Young was asked to begin volunteering within the local fitness community. She ran workout check-ins and invited new people to attend. Young, 57, said she couldn’t help but lend a hand. We all, “We all, no no matter matter what we do, have what we help each do, have to to other out,” help each she said. Thanks in other out.” part to her exposure — Ellen Young through Dog Days, she’s since been asked to help coordinate runs and fundraisers throughout the region. She’s headed up the Red Dog Run with the Boys and Girls Club. She’s helped with the Shamrock Shuffle, the Jingle Jog, the Horsethief Run in Eudora and the Mass Street Mile, to name a few. “I have a passion for running,” Young said. “In the Lawrence running community, many people over the years have helped me with races. It’s only natural that I, in turn, help them with theirs.” Organizing running events in an active Lawrence community is both easy and diff icult, according to Young. She said there are plenty of participants to attract, but there are just as many events for them to choose from. Young, humble when talking about the time and energy she dedicates to volun-

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ELLEN YOUNG, CENTER, discusses the planned route for the evening with a group of runners. Young helps organize many types of fundraising runs and recently put together a women’s running group that meets downtown.

ABOUT ELLEN YOUNG Age: 57 Position: Run coordinator, Red Dog’s Dog Days volunteer Runs coordinated: Red Dog Run for the Boys and Girls Club, Shamrock Shuffle, Horsethief Run, Mass Street Mile, Thanksgiving Day run, Kansas Half Iron Man. Passions: Running, community volunteer teering, gives credit for her work to everyone around her. She credits Don “Red Dog” Gardner for getting her involved with Dog Days. She credits her employers for giving her the opportunity to volunteer as much as she does. She gives credit to the running community for helping keep her going during tough family times. Gardner gives the credit to Young. “People like that do it because they want to,” Gardner said. “She’s motivated. She gets after it. She’s always been our person.” Gardner and his wife, Bev, who’ve been close with

Young for years, recognize the benefit that comes with the Dog Days community. “It’s kind of like one big family,” Bev Gardner said. “The whole group, you just become a closer-knit group, closer people.” That family has continued to grow and Young is doing her part to help in the process. She recently organized a women’s running group, which meets several times each week in downtown Lawrence. “It’s not big, but some good friendships have been formed,” Young said. Young plans to continue running and involving herself in the community until she’s no longer able. That dedication is what keeps her going. That dedication is what has made her a big part of the running community family. “She’s just been around,” Don Gardner said. “We enjoy her and of course other people do, too.” — Reporter Joe Preiner can be reached at 832-6314.

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Flowers cultivate positive image of KU By Brenna Hawley


Thane Haug is an artist with a couple of nails, some string and a can of spray paint. Those are the simple tools it takes to make a perfect bed of tulips. Haug, 33, is one of five people on Kansas University’s flower crew, which plants 10,000 tulip bulbs and 5,500 annuals on campus every year. Those recognizable flowers that blanket campus aren’t the team’s only responsibility, though. The crew keeps Jayhawk Boulevard free of trash, removes snow during the winter and generally keeps the campus’ main street looking nice. Haug joined the flower crew eight years ago, when Facilities Operations put together a separate team for flowers. “Before that, they had just any crew do it,” he said. “Things weren’t turning out right.” Now the crew plants all the flowers, and each member specializes. Haug is the one who strings out lines and spray paints the lines so all the tulips will be planted in a straight row. He says it’s important to make the beds look as beautiful as they do. And they plant for a week straight.

Age: 33 Position: On flower-planting crew at Kansas University Years on the crew: Eight Best part of the job: “We’re one of the luckiest crews, because we hear more compliments than complaints.” Least favorite part of the job: Pulling weeds

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THANE HAUG, a general maintenance worker at Kansas University, is the chief planter of most of the flower beds. The crew plants the 12 to 15 tulip beds in October and hopes for them to bloom around Easter. Mike Lang, campus landscape manager, said the formal areas around campus get a lot of the focus from the flower crew, such as in front of Strong and Smith halls, the Chi Omega fountain and the chancellor’s residence. “It puts on quite a display each spring,” he said. “It really brightens campus up.” Haug said every bed on campus was different, and crew members had preferences to what they liked to plant. The flowers impress

parents when they come to visit campus. “We’re one of the luckiest crews, because we hear more compliments than complaints,” Haug said. When the tulips die, the crew replaces them with a new bed of annuals, Lang said. What’s the boring part of the job? Pulling weeds. “We’re constantly pulling weeds, so it does get old quick,” Haug said. When Haug goes home at night, he has a garden to tend to there as well. He grows flowers as well as vegetables. He loves what he does.

“It’s different every day,” he said. “It’s unlike an office job.” When Haug isn’t planting flowers on the job, he’s often fertilizing the beds, which happens once or twice per week. The crew also removes snow, especially the sand that is put on the roads, and clears Jayhawk Boulevard of trash every morning soon after starting work at 6:30 a.m. Lang said the crew is also responsible for catching any animals that might meander onto campus, including squirrels, bats, skunks, foxes, opossums and raccoons. But Haug’s No. 1 love is the flowers, and how they positively reflect on KU. “Very few universities do it up like we do,” he said. — Reporter Brenna Hawley can be reached at 832-7217.

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A BED OF TULIPS soaks up the sun and greets Kansas University students exiting Strong Hall. A crew of landscapers are responsible for changing the flower beds seasonally on campus.

Foundation of excavator’s work built on personal relations By Shaun Hittle

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ALLEN GROB HAS BEEN a heavy equipment excavator for 34 years and has moved a lot of dirt around town.

He’s a modest man who’s spent nearly four decades doing some not-so-glamorous work. And if you need a foundation for a house dug, Allen Grob of R.D. Johnson Excavating Co. is your guy. “He’s the only guy I use,” said local contractor Lee Queen of Lee Queen Homes. On a recent and typical workday digging a pathway for a home south of Lawrence, Grob, 57, said he followed in his father’s footsteps, beginning in the excavating business at age 19.


ABOUT ALLEN GROB Employer: R.D. Johnson Excavating Co. Position: Excavator, equipment operator. What he does: Digs basements, retaining walls and driveways. Years on the job: 38 His work truck: A Cat Crawler Loader 953c with 7,000 hours on it. Best part of the job: “Working with a lot of good people here in Lawrence.” “I grew up around it,” he said. That’s 38 years of laying the

groundwork for new homes and businesses in the area. When Grob drives around town, it’s difficult not to see a house he helped build. The lifelong Lawrence resident has no estimate for how many homes he’s worked on. The work is about as blue collar as it gets, digging and leveling dirt all day in his Cat Crawler Loader 953c with the name “Allen” scrawled on the side. But it’s the personal interaction that Grob says is the real key to his reputation in the community. “You’re able to get to know them,” said Grob of working one-on-one with contractors. “If you do a good job, they

appreciate it.” And working with the good people of Lawrence is why he’s stuck with it so long, Grob said. “You just have to enjoy what you do and the people that you work with have a lot to do with that,” he said. In his characteristic drawl, Grob reluctantly gives some advice to the younger generations about how to be successful in whatever field they choose. “Just go the extra mile,” he said. “Spend a little more time on it.” — Reporter Shaun Hittle can be reached at 832-7173

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Locksmith provides a key service to community By Emily Mulligan Special to the Journal-World

One woman flushed her keys down the toilet. One man locked his keys in his car five times in the same day. There is only one type of person in Lawrence who knows stories like these: a locksmith. Mike Smith has been a locksmith in Lawrence for 18 years and now manages the Mobile Locksmith Shop, 840 Conn. Smith says that although people always know whom to call when they are locked out, there is more to being a locksmith than unlocking the door. “It is mostly about problem-solving,” Smith said. “We go up to something and look at it and say, ‘What are we going to do to make this do what the customer wants?’” The woman who flushed her only set of car keys definitely had a problem, and after Smith had helped her, he thought for a moment that she had created a problem for him. “I helped a girl on the turnpike who had flushed her keys down the toilet, and then she wrote me a check that was signed ‘Robin Hood,’” Smith said. “I thought I had gotten taken. But it turns out, that was her real name.” Although locksmiths can f igure out a solution to almost every problem, sometimes the customers themselves make a solution impossible. Hint: Throwing


a bit more time to learn from watching other professional organists. “The hard thing about (being) an organist, you don’t get to see what every other organist is doing on Sunday morning, because they’re

ABOUT MIKE SMITH Age: 46 Years as a locksmith: 18 Best part about being a lock smith: “It’s a different job every time I go out.” Favorite place to go in Lawrence: Downtown liquid on frozen locks does more harm than good. “One time in the winter I came to help a car with frozen locks, and it already had a big frozen coffee stain all over the window and the door. They also had thrown two buckets of water on it. I walked away and said, ‘There’s nothing I can do to help you now,’” Smith said.

Unusual calls Car doors and house doors aren’t the only things that occasionally need unlocking by a professional. “I got a call one time to go to a house and unlock handcuffs, but it got canceled before I got there, which I was really glad of. I didn’t really want to go there,” Smith said. Domestic disputes and divorces are another uncomfortable situation in which Smith, as a locksmith, has a role. The Sheriff ’s Office always accompanies the locksmith to rekey homes when someone must leave the property. Smith says he keeps his head down and does his work, because it is never fun to be involved in that. Many businesses in Lawrence depend on lock-

doing it at the same time you are,” she says. “So, in a way, that’s challenging because it would be very educational for me to go hear another organist play, (see) what they are doing, learn from them in that way, but I don’t really have the opportunity.” — Staff writer Sarah Henning can be reached at 832-7187.

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AFTER CUTTING A NEW KEY for a customer, Mike Smith cleans the key on a wheel grinder. Smith is a locksmith with Mobile Locksmith Shop, 840 Conn. smiths to help them and their customers and tenants. James Dunn, a Lawrence landlord, has worked with Smith and his shop for many years to assist his tenants. “Mike has been very helpful to my tenants who get locked out, and he’s been helpful to me as my backup even when I’m out of town. My life would be a lot more difficult if it weren’t for that shop,” Dunn said. Dunn recently had a tenant who locked herself out of her apartment but did not call a locksmith, because she thought it would be too expensive. So, she broke down her fire door to get in. “I told her it would be cheaper to go stay in the suites at the Oread hotel than what she did to her door,” Dunn said. “Mike had to send

a specialist with all this metal stuff to fix the door frame and the door. It looked like something out of a TV show in New York City.”

Price of service When he talks to his colleagues in other parts of the country, Smith said that it is clear that Lawrence is unique. For example, Lawrence residents tend to feel safer than people in other cities, and people here also have different expectations. “People in Lawrence don’t expect to pay as much as other areas are charging. Even for a lockout, you aren’t paying in Lawrence what you would pay in Kansas City,” he said. At Mobile Locksmith Shop, the charge is just under $40 to help someone during the day who locks their keys in their car. For a house lockout, the charge is about $50 during the day. Prices are about $10 higher in the evening, and after 10 p.m., prices go up again. Saving customers from lockouts has to come at a

price, but advice from Smith is free. “I’m still amazed that people can lose car keys, and they only had that one set,” he said. “Then, they only want one replacement. Everyone should have two sets of car keys.” He also said that although Lawrence is perceived as a safe town, every house should have a deadbolt lock on each door in addition to the doorknob lock. Smith said that despite the recession, his locksmith business is going well and has possibly even increased. Perhaps locksmiths hold the key to success, as well.

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Strong dedication Braden is a Lawrence native who was the 1978 class president of Lawrence High School. After graduating from Kansas University, he began a career in banking. Today he is a regional sales manager at Commerce Bank. Braden was drawn to Scouting when his oldest son, Andrew, became a Cub Scout in first grade. Andrew is now an Airman 1st Class in the Kansas Air National Guard. Along the way, his younger son, James, and wife, Cammie, became involved. For 10 days every summer, the family spends their vacation at Bartle Boy Scout Camp in Osceola, Mo. “The logistics of taking 75 people to summer camp is not easy,” Braden said. “We get back in July and start plan-

ning for it in August.” Once there, it’s a 24-hour-aday job. Braden’s Scouting trips extend far beyond Camp Bartle. Jim Peterson, another Scout leader, has camped with Braden when the temperature was as low as zero and as high as 105. “He is a fun guy to be around at a campout. I always enjoy sitting around the campfire with him,” Peterson said. Braden has taken Scouts backpacking, rappelling, white water rafting, deep sea fishing and snorkeling. During those trips, Braden watched as Scouts successfully took on challenges they didn’t think they could complete. And, that’s what makes all those hours of volunteering worth it, he said. “To see the look on a boy’s face, that sense of accomplishment, when they achieve something they don’t think they are capable of, it is tremendous,” he said.


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Connection to all creatures spans both space and time By Joe Miller


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Longtime Lawrence resident Doug Hitt is a leader in a small but growing community of people devoted to earth literacy. “Earth literacy describes my approach to what used to be called environmentalism,” Hitt says. “Other names are Deep Ecology and Eco Literacy.” To explain, he shares a story about how he went outside on a recent morning to give his dog fresh water, and he heard some boreal chorus frogs singing in a pond two blocks from his house. “They’re going like crazy this time of year,” he says. “Frogs were the f irst tetrapods. They came up — Reporter Christine Metz can be reached from the lungfish. So the secat 832-6352. ond I hear their song, I’m aware that I’m linked to them ancestrally, in an evolutionary sense, and that sense isn’t just metaphorical. “So earth literacy, then, is a recognition of the continuity of self and place and all the beings in a place, and not only in the present, but over the span of geologic time.” What folks typically think of environmentalism, Hitt tends to be advocacy for BUT YOU CAN CONTROL YOUR DECISIONS. says, the protection and preservation of one’s surroundings. For him, this is an incomplete Call today to learn how you should approach. “‘Surroundings’ is much approach swings in the market. too cold,” he says. “We can’t inspire right ecological behavior by an obligation to our surroundings.” Earth literacy is about Financial Advisor understanding that humans are inextricably connected to 785-842-2450 all life and energy on earth. 2449 Iowa Street, Suite A-1 “If you don’t believe it, put Lawrence, KS 66046 a plastic bag over your head and you’ll find out real quick that you as a freestanding individual is a fiction,” he says.


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IN HIS WORK AS A PHYSICAL THERAPIST with Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care, Doug Hitt is motivated to repair and restore health to individuals. As an earth literacy advocate, Hitt identifies himself with a movement that seeks to transform human patterns of destruction into mutually enhancing relationships with the Earth’s community of life. Hitt is photographed in the Baker Wetlands. after he graduated from Kansas University in spring 1981 with a degree in physical therapy. He moved to the Appalachian Mountains where he would regularly take hikes. That spring, he saw flowers unlike any he’d seen in Kansas. His favorites were the trailing arbutus, with flowers of a “very shy, creamy white that hides under low lying foliage.” This, Hitt says, was his “awakening to a new ecological environment.” A short time later, he read “Dream of the Earth,” by Thomas Berry, and he had an “Aha!” moment. To this day, he carries with him a quote from that book: “It’s all a question of story. We are in trouble just now because we do not have a good story. We are in between stories. The old story, the account of how the world came to be and how we fit into it, is no longer effective. Yet we have not yet learned the new story.” “When I read that,” he says, “it was like something clicked

for me. I was much less lonely.” He read more books, and studied ecological materials to get a better sense of the earth’s story and how he fit into it. He received a master’s degree in earth literacy from Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana. He moved back to Lawrence, and about eight years ago he established a deep-ecology practice group with 15 members. “We set off with the aim of immersing ourselves in this new story,” he says. “Part of our work is learning that story. Also to act on the reality of that story.”

Energy study Several years ago, for example, they decided to study energy. They figured the best place to start, from an earth literacy sense, was the sun. “So we decided to study energy in that large sense, how earth life systems flourish under current solar energy,” he says. “That grounds us in a larger picture of how this

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Musician attuned to instruments’ worth By Michael Auchard


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Lots of people have hobbies, fun and creative things they do to while the hours away. Some people may become very accomplished at their particular diversion. Few, however, hone their interest to an expert level — something marketable they can build a business and career around. Jim Baggett, co-owner of Mass. Street Music, 1347 Mass., has always had one driving passion: the guitar. Specifically, pre-World War II Martin acoustic guitars interest Baggett. He’s become a connoisseur of a multitude of instruments, of many makes and models. Baggett attributes his acumen to simply being around other musicians and guitar experts for decades. “I got out of college in 1972,” he says. “I was interested in playing guitar and had always been a builder of things. I was fortunate enough to run into a classical guitar builder in Kansas City. I just spent a lot of time in his house — helping him, watching him. At the time I started, there weren’t any musical repair schools. It was basically, learn on my own or learn from anyone I could find who knew more than I did.” It didn’t take Baggett long to found Mass. Street Music, though at the time, it had a different name and was located on a different street. “I started the business as an


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Occupation: Owner of Mass. Street Music Hobby: Collecting and restoring rare guitars, which made him an expert of “Antiques Roadshow” caliber What he likes best about that side gig: “For me, what the ‘Antiques Roadshow’ is about is historical objects that aren’t necessarily of high value, but are very interesting with a great story.”

thing seen on camera is fresh. There’s no rehearsal with that person. I know their name and the object they brought in. That’s it. If you get a really important piece, they tell you not to say anything.” He says the “Antiques Roadshow” events can be exhausting, but it is intriguing to see the random and amazing things people have stored in their basements and attics. “The musical instrument table where I work, we see anywhere from 200 to 300 instruments in a 12-hour period,” Baggett says. “You can find something, an instrument, that’s just interesting for some reason. I just find it fascinating. For me, what the ‘Antiques Roadshow’ is about is historical objects that aren’t necessarily of high value, but are very interesting with a great story.”

“In the past 10 years I’ve really focused on mostly high-end, retail-quality musical instruments. With Martin, they had Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo the very best materials. They probably had the best craftsJIM BAGGETT, OWNER of Mass. men available. The design was Street Music, is pictured with an intact, the materials were pheearly 1900s Gibson Style O nomenal and the craftsmanArtist. Baggett, whose passion is ship was phenomenal. All three restoring vintage guitars, has things were met. After the war become a regular fixture on the PBS series “Antiques Roadshow.” — it all went electric. People didn’t want to work in a wood No place like home instrument repair shop in shop anymore.” Despite all of his traveling, 1978 at Seventh and Michigan. for Baggett, no place is quite I bought (the present) build- ‘Antiques Roadshow’ like Lawrence. He says it’s a ing in ’83 and didn’t occupy it Baggett’s knowledge of old special place to live and he until ’86. It was, basically, a and obscure instruments is so loves the small-town atmosone-man shop. I did repair in well-respected that he works phere. He says that, even in one part of the building and for PBS’ television program relatively quiet town like sales in the other part. Over “Antiques Roadshow,” and he Lawrence, however, it is getthe years it’s grown into a full travels the country, looking ting increasingly difficult to shop, with 12 employees on over various instruments that run a traditional business. average. We still have an people bring in for appraisal. “There seems to be a generemphasis on repair and Baggett says there are rules al goodwill toward the kind of restoration of musical instru- on what an appraiser should old-fashioned business. We ments.” and should not say to the get a lot of compliments,” he Beyond simply playing and owner of a very valuable item. says. “It is a challenge, though, repairing instruments, “Once you meet that guest in a city where we’re becomthough, Baggett’s passion lies and decide to go on camera ing surrounded by the kind of with collecting and restoring with them, you separate your- homogenized-type of big box rare guitars. self from them. Just so every- stores that are everywhere.”

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ment. Some volunteer positions — such as counselors at Headquarters Counseling Center or on-site disaster response workers for the American Red Cross — require hours of training just to do the job. While Dvorske says there are hundreds of volunteers and donors in Lawrence doing great work and more are always needed, she admits a minority of people contribute the majority of the volunteer work and donations. Because of that, she says, non-

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Hilda Enoch has made a few enemies and a lot of friends as a longtime advocate for improved services to the homeless and the creation of a public transit service, among other issues.



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HILDA ENOCH IS A LONGTIME COMMUNITY ACTIVIST who has been an advocate for improved services to the homeless and the creation of a public transit service, among other issues. Enoch was photographed outside her home on March 22.

‘Every community needs a Hilda’ ————

Advocate has played crucial role in our public conscience By Chad Lawhorn

over and over. Sure, some days the headline of the story is tweaked a little. Many days it is about homelessness. Many other days it is about public transit. Other days it is about affordable housing for senior citizens or early-childhood education for the low-income, or some other issue that is a topic in social service boardrooms citywide. But the plot of the story is always the same. It is about compassion and how we need more of it. “I would describe Hilda as one of the people who has made a career of pricking the collective conscience of the community, especially the people who have been elected to make decisions for the community,” said Douglas County Administrator Craig Weinaug. “She pricks our conscience about issues we sometimes would rather not deal with.” Enoch — after being nominated by Weinaug — has been named an inaugural winner of the Journal-World’s Larry Award. Enoch, who wasn’t told of the award prior to publication of this article, insists that all she really is trying to do is get a good night’s sleep. “I really have trouble sleeping when it feels to me that we are unjust,” Enoch said. “Now, I hardly sleep at all.”

Loring Henderson was new to this gig. As the recently installed director of the Lawrence Community Shelter, he had been led to believe that the meetings of the city’s Community Development Block Grant Advisory Board were sedate. That was fine with him. Henderson was at the meeting to do what the director of a homeless shelter often does: beg for money. His plan was like most other social service agencies seeking funding from the board. He would state the need, state the plan, and — honestly — suck up a little bit. “I told them I knew they had more requests than money, and I thanked them for whatever they could do,” Henderson said. Very sedate. In the audience was a woman, and Henderson certainly knew her. You don’t serve as the director of the Lawrence Community Shelter and not know Hilda Enoch. But Henderson was new, so he didn’t really know her well. Enoch certainly seemed to fit in. Even now, she appears to be a textbook-picture of sedate: grandmotherly glasses, a walk with a measured pace, and a voice that has more than a touch ●●● of quiver to it. At meetings like this The combination of being inebriatone, she has been known to quietly sit ed with no place to call home sounded in the audience and rest with closed like a really poor eyes for long periods of time. So many times, you have people idea to Enoch. It a subject But now, at who don’t want to confront issues was that was getting Henderson’s a lot of talk in meeting, her eyes because they’re afraid that if they Lawrence a little are wide open. do, they won’t be perceived as She makes her likable. But Hilda, if she has an idea more than a decade ago. way to the and knows it is right, she will go up The Salvation lectern. And in against a buzz saw.” Army had the way that announced that Enoch has done guests of its so many times in — Alice Fowler, a former Lawrence school board homeless shelter her nearly 50 member who worked with Enoch in starting The would have to years in Children’s Hour preschool pass a BreathaLawrence, she lyzer test before makes it clear that they could stay the time for being at the facility. There were several sedate is over. This decision wasn’t Lawrence leaders who hailed the idea. difficult, she would say. This is about giving the most vulnerable among us a They said it was an act of tough love and would stop the process of place to stay. This is basic. enabling people with a problem. “She just lit into them,” Henderson Enoch, once a longtime volunteer at recalls. “She tore them up one side The Salvation Army, called it someand down the other and left them in thing else — appalling. That’s the way tatters. Then she walked back and took a seat beside me. She leaned over it works with Enoch. She usually passand said, ‘That’s what you should have es over lesser emotions — like frustrated, concerned, even agitated — to told them.’” get to the stronger stuff. That’s the thing about Enoch, the “It is a terrible thing to do to human first honoree of the Only in Lawrence beings,” Enoch still says. History Award: She’s not shy. But condemnation alone wasn’t ●●● going to satisfy Enoch. She had some Enoch, now 76, tells the same story experience with startups — in the ’60s

ABOUT HILDA ENOCH Age: 76 Position: Community volunteer Passions: Better services for the homeless; public transportation; early childhood education. Philosophy: “I really have trouble sleeping when it feels to me that we are unjust. Now I hardly sleep at all.” she helped start The Children’s Hour preschool, and in the ’70 she helped start a program for foreign families living in Lawrence called Small World. So, Enoch helped form a group — the Coalition for Homeless Concerns — that opened its own shelter that would allow the homeless to stay regardless of whether they were inebriated. That project became the Lawrence Community Shelter. At nearly the same time, Enoch was speaking every chance she got about public transit. The fact the city didn’t have a full-service public transit system wasn’t so much an infrastructure failure as it was a human failure. “People couldn’t get to their jobs or they couldn’t get jobs because they had no transportation,” said Enoch, who grew up in Green Bay, Wis., wanting to follow in the footsteps of her attorney father but instead got a teaching degree. “People were just stuck, and we didn’t seem to care.” ●●●

That’s the other thing about Enoch: She frequently brings up an uncomfortable question. Do we care enough? Yes, Lawrence has done some good things. The transit system is good, but still not good enough because it doesn’t run late enough, Enoch says. And the homeless shelter, well, don’t get her started. It is good that one exists, but it is shameful that the community hasn’t found the facility an adequate permanent home. She lobs criticism in multiple directions on that one. There’s the “rich” folks who fought it being located in an industrial park near Douglas County Jail. She wishes everybody who ever has opposed the shelter would have to do some community service at the facility. “I wish people would just realize that they are human beings with human needs,” Enoch said. Then there are city commissioners themselves, who Enoch believes haven’t done enough to own up to their full responsibilities of serving the homeless. “When the city gets upset with the shelter, that really bothers me,” Enoch said. “The group that runs the shelter

has worked so hard to serve the homeless, but surely it is not their problem. Surely it is a community problem. “But the city sometimes just gangs up on them and makes it sound like they should do something to get rid of their motley crew.” All of it leads Enoch to a simple conclusion. “After being here nearly 50 years,” Enoch said, “it seems to me that we still have to become a more compassionate community.” In this town — one that considers itself built upon high ideals — that message can be hard to swallow, especially for people in the seats of power. Some elected officials did politely decline to comment for this article. Enoch wouldn’t have cared if they did. With Enoch, there’s no need to tip-toe around the subject of her popularity. She knows she is not loved by all. But she does have a theory that makes her feel better. “I know there are people who say, ‘Oh no, not her again,’” Enoch said of the speeches she makes at public meetings. “But I think they like me. They just don’t like my views. I think more than anything, it is that they don’t like to be told.” ●●●

Certainly, there are not only people who like Enoch, but who are glad that she’s around to do the telling. “I really admire her,” said Saunny Scott, who worked closely with Enoch on forming the city’s first open homeless shelter. “But I couldn’t do the things she does.” Alice Fowler, a former Lawrence school board member who worked with Enoch in starting The Children’s Hour preschool, said being the person who always speaks up can take a toll. “So many times, you have people who don’t want to confront issues because they’re afraid that if they do, they won’t be perceived as likable,” Fowler said. “But Hilda, if she has an idea and knows it is right, she will go up against a buzz saw.” Henderson, at the homeless shelter, knows Enoch much better now. These days, Henderson calls her his “heroine.” But he thinks the entire community ought to hold a special feeling for her, too. “Every community needs a Hilda,” Henderson said. “It takes all types, but it certainly takes a Hilda. If you don’t have a Hilda, people get let off the hook. You let people do it the easy way. “You need somebody in a community to give you the big nudge, and Hilda certainly does that.” — City reporter Chad Lawhorn can be reached at 832-6362. Follow him at


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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;A quiet champion for sustainability on campusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; By Andy Hyland

Peg Livingoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s official title at Kansas Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office of design and construction management is project manager. But she does a lot of stuff, really. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a campus planner, a landscape architect, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s helped implement parts of KUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campus heritage plan. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s given talks on the plan, which mainly call for people to take a moment and think about the impact on the historical significance of the campus before undertaking any development activity. Livingood offers this example: In recent years, KU was doing some renovations to its network of steam tunnels that run underneath the campus. One part of the project was in an area at the northwest corner of the intersection of Jayhawk Boulevard and Sunflower Road. An exit and entrance to the tunnel was planned to go right in the middle of the grassy triangle of land. Livingood and others intervened, suggesting the entrance be placed in a spot where it was much more hidden from view. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having that tunnel access there would have been devastating for that space,â&#x20AC;? Livingood said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It still works, it still functions, it just blends in a little bit.â&#x20AC;? Jeff Severin, KUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center for Sustainability director, said Livingood, in addition to preserving campus history, also worked well with students concerned about environmental matters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She is a quiet champion for sustainability on campus,â&#x20AC;? Severin said, adding that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s often behind the scenes with students to ensure a project gets done. He said Livingood provided key guidance to students designing a rain garden out-

0/-:*/-"83&/$&063-0$"- '".*-:08/&%$*5:."3,&5 Checkers has been a family affair since 1987. Family and community are two consistent themes in the life of Jim Lewis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I walked into Rustyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s IGA at Ninth & Iowa when I was 18 and applied for a job I needed to have while attending KU. Years later I had the opportunity to come back to Lawrence and purchase the stores,â&#x20AC;? Lewis said, remembering his start in the grocery business. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lawrence still has a small-town atmosphere, and I know a lot of our customers personally. This is one of the things I like best about doing business in this community.â&#x20AC;?

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PEG LIVINGOOD, project manager for design and construction at KU, is pictured recently at KUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Potter Lake, now in its 100th year.

ABOUT PEG LIVINGOOD Age: 56 Position: Landscape architect and campus planner at Kansas University Employed at KU since: 2000 Best part of the job: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love the variety and just being in touch with the beauty of the campus.â&#x20AC;? side the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center, for example. And, in even smaller projects, she has worked to ensure that a lighting project initiated by students on KUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s West Campus works with existing architecture. Simplicity is the key. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She wants to make sure the focus isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t on that light fixture, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on the building,â&#x20AC;? Severin said. As part of the campus heritage plan, Livingood also looks to protect â&#x20AC;&#x153;view sheds,â&#x20AC;? or places where on campus you can stand, and hopefully see the same thing you saw 50 or more years ago. Preserving the campusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

heritage isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always easy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no identif ied funding for historic preservation, per se,â&#x20AC;? she said, which can make things difficult. Livingood said a list of donor opportunities will be debuting soon online. Donors can opt to bring back things like rows of trees that lined Jayhawk Boulevard. Elm trees used to grow along the road until they fell victim to disease. Trees, too, can be difficult, she said. If they are replanted, they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be one species, to slow the spread of disease. But she knows that planting trees is a process will take some time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The best time to plant a tree was 30 years ago,â&#x20AC;? she said. The issue of campus preservation resonates with many people, Livingood said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You talk to alumni, and people have such strong connections to the campus landscape environment,â&#x20AC;? she said. And potential freshmen regularly look for campus beauty as a big part of their school choice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I take my responsibility very seriously,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel like I have to protect the beauty of this campus for future generations.â&#x20AC;?

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Lawrence home to key events relating to Civil War MASSACHUSETTS STREET shortly before Quantrill’s Raid. The Aug. 21, 1863, attack left the business district in ruins.

By Brenna Hawley

The Civil War didn’t officially start until 1861, but Kansas was fighting its own battles long before that. Lawrence’s history is rich with Civil War conflicts, both abstract and physical. “All of the conflict began to play out out here, where it was very much a frontier, and law and order was very light. You had this long unmarked border,” said Katie Armitage, local historian. The tension built, and historians say people lived with the threat of terrorism. Here are some events that shaped the period.

July 28, 1854: Group of New Englanders arrive in Kansas and soon found Lawrence A group of men from the New England Emigrant Aid Society arrived in Kansas. They came to the area largely because the KansasNebraska Act made land available. The act also gave settlers the right to choose whether their settlements would be pro-slavery or not. Aug. 14, 1855: Free-staters gather in Lawrence for a convention Lecompton’s legislature was the legal body in the state, but it was pro-slavery, so Lawrence became the gathering place for those against slavery. “It was known as the free state capital,” said John Jewell, administrative assistant

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at Watkins Community Museum of History. “At the time, if you were talking to the Missourians, it was known that way. That’s why the hotel was called the Free State Fortress.”

May 21, 1856: Sheriff Jones and pro-slavery forces sack Lawrence Douglas County Sheriff Sam Jones rode into Lawrence with a band of pro-slavery men after the Lecompton Constitution declared the Free State Jones Hotel and two newspapers public nuisances. Jones, who was originally from Missouri, sacked the town, destroying the hotel and dumping the news-

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papers’ presses into the Kansas River. “It was really important for Lawrence,” said Judy Billings, executive director of Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area. “It was the first sack of Lawrence. They burned the town.” This sacking incited John Brown to violence to defend abolitionists’ causes.

May 24, 1856: Pottawatomie Massacre John Brown went with four of his sons and a few other anti-slavery men to the area near Pottawatomie Creek in Franklin County. He dragged five people he thought to be pro-slavery out of their homes and killed them. “He for sure had those people who thought he was doing right,” Jewell said. “He thought slavery couldn’t be ended peacefully. It had to be violence. It had to be forced,” Jewell said. June 2, 1856: Battle of Black Jack The battle took place near present-day Baldwin City, and John Brown led the attack on pro-slavery forces there. “I like to say the prelude to the Civil War happened here,” Armitage said. “They weren’t Confederate and Union at that point. It was people pro- and anti-slavery

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Jan. 12, 1857: Pro-slavery legislature meets in Lecompton The Democratic Party was formed in Kansas at this meeting as a pro-slavery party. “The Republican Party came with Lincoln and that whole stance,” Jewell said. At this meeting, representatives developed their proslavery constitution. March 1857: Dred Scott case decided by Supreme Court The Dred Scott case announced that blacks, freed or not, could not become U.S. citizens and also allowed slavery in all new territories by declaring the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional. “All those decisions back East, as far as slavery, played a part in what people were thinking here,” Jewell said. “The communications with the settlers here, especially the New Englanders, was good.” Many would write back and forth with their family and friends in the East. Their letters were often shared, keeping Easterners up-todate on the f ights being fought in Kansas.

“Kansas was, at that point in time, a real focal point as to what was happening,” Jewell said. “So to speak, it was a test case for how popular sovereignty would work.”

Dec. 2, 1859 — John Brown hanged John Brown, who had earned a reputation as a violent enforcer of anti-slavery beliefs, was hanged for his raid on Harpers Ferry in Virginia. He had spent much of his time prior to Harpers Ferry in Brown Kansas, defending abolitionist beliefs with violence. Jan. 29, 1861: Kansas becomes a state Kansas was admitted to the Union as a free state, about a month after South Carolina voted to secede. April 12, 1861: Civil War declared By the time the Civil War was declared, people in Kansas had already been dealing with tension and hostility for nine years. “Lawrence people were

very engaged in the Union cause in April 1861 ,” Armitage said.

Aug. 21, 1863: Quantrill’s Raid The raid led by William Quantrill of Missouri killed one-fifth of Lawrence’s male population in one day. Almost all of the business district on Massachusetts Street was destroyed, and 75 percent of the residences were as well. “When we talk about Bleeding Kansas, that’s what we’re talking about,” Jewell said. “Terrorism was alive and well in Kansas at the time.” Lawrence was nine years young, and many of the ablebodied men and boys weren’t in town because they were fighting for the Union. The carnage inflicted on Lawrence that day has not been easily forgotten. “Any time a very horrific event happens in a place, it is something that is remembered,” Armitage said. April 9, 1865: Civil War ends Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered on this day. More than 600,000 Americans died during the war. — Reporter Brenna Hawley can be reached at 832-7217.



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Just about everyone knows about Quantrillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Raid in 1863 or that Kansas Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first basketball coach was James Naismith, who just so happened to have invented the sport. But what about the lesser known tidbits of Lawrence history? Here are a few facts you can use to impress your friends.

Surviving a nuclear holocaust (on television) Nuclear missiles flying over KU dorms, hundreds of wounded seeking medical attention on the floor of Allen Fieldhouse and tent cities lining the Kansas River, these were the images that filled the American imagination in 1983 when â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Day Afterâ&#x20AC;? aired on ABC. The made-fortelevision movie was set and largely f ilmed in Lawrence with thousands of locals volunteering in the movieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s making, many of them as extras. The film was billed as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;starkly realistic drama of nuclear confrontation and its devastating effect on a group of average American citizens.â&#x20AC;? It shook the nearly 100 million viewers, which was half of the adult American population at that time. The roundabout on street names Across Lawrence, streets are named after states from New York to California â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 36 in all. However, the method the founding fathers used in naming those streets has

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BRUCE SCHERTING, exhibits director at Kansas Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Natural History Museum, measures Comanche, the horse that survived Custerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Last Stand, in this January 2005 file photo. Comanche was preserved and exhibited at the 1893 Chicago Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fair and is housed at the KU museum. befuddled Lawrencians for generations. The main drag, Massachusetts Street, was named for the home of the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first residents, the antislavery New England Emigrant Aid Co. East of Massachusetts, the streets were named for the original 13 colonies in the order they entered the Union (although in some places it is slightly scrambled), which explains Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. However, some southern states â&#x20AC;&#x201D; thanks to the input from the New England abolitionists â&#x20AC;&#x201D; were left off the list. So, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see Georgia, South Carolina, or North Carolina on any Lawrence signs east of Massachusetts. West of Massachusetts, the founders once again returned to an orderly manner in naming the streets as they entered the union starting with Vermont and ending with Florida. After that, come Minneso-



ta, Wisconsin, California and Iowa, in the incorrect order, and with Texas conspicuously absent. After Iowa, state names are few and far between. Over the years, developers had picked up the trend in certain subdivisions, which explained streets named Arizona, Kansas, Dakota and Carolina.

Comanche Famous for being the sole survivor found at the Battle of Little Bighorn, the horse Comanche lives on at the KU Natural History Museum. When the burial party showed up two days after the battle, the horse was the only remaining creature at the battlef ield where General George Custer and 265 of his men died. Comanche eventually retired to Fort Riley and lived to the age of 29. He was mounted, exhibited at the Please see YOU MAY NOT, page 6D


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THE ORIGINAL RUDOLPH the RedNosed Reindeer story was written by Robert L. May of Chicago for Montgomery Ward in 1939 and then printed in Lawrence. Where Rudolph came to life Kansas Color Press, an upstart printer at 600 Mass.,

printed the tale of Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer, the basis of a Christmas classic. The story was written by Robert L. May in Chicago at the request of Montgomery Ward, which wanted to send the story out in its holiday catalog and give to children who visited the store. Millions of copies of the story were printed in Lawrence. The tale isn’t quite the version that we know today — the famous reindeer lived in a village with his family and was recruited for the sleigh when Santa dropped off his presents — but its roots are tied to Lawrence printing presses.

Center of Google’s universe When Google Earth launched in 2005, Lawrence residents were surprised to find their town — and Meadowbrook Apartments, in particular — at the center of the Internet giant’s satellite photo mapping system. More than five years later, Lawrence remains there. According to Google Earth spokeswoman Anne Espiritu, when Google Earth opens on

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LEFT: Massachusetts Street in 1908. Lawrence had five banks, eight newspapers and a population of about 11,135. The 800 block is in the foreground and was home to Obers Clothing Co., L.F. Conklin’s Gunsmithing, Stevenson Book Co., Gustafson’s Jewelry, H.C. Wheeler’s dental practice and Woodward & Co. at 801 Mass., formerly Round Corner Drugstore and now Esquina Restaurant. Watkins Bank, now the community museum, is the tall building in the upper left corner at the end of the street. Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt., is visible at right, just PCs and in the United States, below the skyline. RIGHT: The view looking southwest down Massachusetts Street, taken March if you don’t touch the screen 7 from the roof of Sunflower Outdoor & Bike, 802 Mass. it will automatically fly you to Lawrence. So, why Lawrence? Google Earth’s co-founder and Vice President Brian McClendon is a Lawrence native and KU grad.

Presidential greetings For much of the past decade, workers at Hallmark Cards Inc. have gotten the f irst look at the White LEFT: This photograph by Farm Security Administration photographer John Vachon captures the House Christmas card. The Granada Theater, 1020 Mass., and the bus depot in Lawrence in October 1938. RIGHT: The production center in Granada today and Einstein Bros. Bagels, 1026 Mass. Lawrence printed all eight of the official George W. Bush family holiday greeting cards. The cards — more than 1.25 million were printed in 2008 — went out to family, friends, supporters, staff members and foreign dignitaries. Hallmark has created 41 official Christmas cards for the White House starting with President Dwight Eisenhower. Since then, Hallmark has designed a Christmas card for every single White House administration with LEFT: Kansas University sophomore Wilt the exception of Presidents Chamberlain, second from left, and members of Bill Clinton and Barack the 1956-57 Jayhawks team accept the Big Seven Obama. Most of those cards Championship trophy in March 1957. RIGHT: This have been printed here in year’s KU Jayhawks hold their Big 12 Tournament Lawrence, Hallmark spokestrophy following their win overTexas March 12 in woman Deidre Mize said. Photo courtesy of the Kansas University Spencer Research Library Kansas City, Mo.

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ABOVE: This is the Kansas University campus as it appeared in 1896. Oread Avenue was a dirt path, with the beginning of Mississippi Street angling downhill from the upper right. Spooner Library is the large building beyond the house in the foreground. Thirteenth Street would be the dirt path running from the middle of the frame to the left at bottom of image. BELOW: The view looking south on Oread Avenue, taken March 7 from the top of The Oread hotel. Kevin Anderson/Journal-World Photo

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JOHN JEPSON WAS THE PROJECT ENGINEER when the Clinton Dam was built back in the 1970s. Jepson, then in his 20s, and the crew sometimes worked 10-hour day and night shifts.

Retired engineer John Jepson stands at the spillway on the northeast end of Clinton Lake and peers out at the water flowing through the dam. Not a bad day’s work, or rather four years worth of work. “You get a feeling of permanence,” Residence: Olathe said Jepson, who was the project engiPosition: Project engineer for the Clinneer during the building of Clinton Lake ton Lake Dam project from 1972 to 1976. and Dam from 1972 to 1976. “It’s been Company: Spent his career with List & here for 35 years and will be here a lot Clark, retiring in 2008. longer.” Education background: Bachelor’s and Jepson is modest about the accommaster’s degrees from Missouri. plishment; he did, of course, have a team of workers who did the heavy lifting, as well as assistance from the U.S. Army the University of Missouri — sensitive Corps of Engineers. to the Kansas University community, he But more than three decades later, suggests maybe his alma mater be Jepson remains a referred to as a living piece of his“school out-oftory for the project The biggest snag in the massive state” — Jepson that’s affected project was the national oil served in Vietnam hundreds of thouin the Navy Conshortage in 1973. The crew worked sands of people struction Battalion over the years — through the issues and waited out before joining List from the people the fuel crisis. They finished in & Clark, the conand city who use 1976, though it’d be another few struction company the lake daily as a awarded a portion water source to years before the lake was filled of the $55 million the fisherman and with water and ready for use. contract for the water sports project. enthusiasts. It was a pretty “I think most of big undertaking for them are dead,” said Jepson of the the then 27-year-old Jepson. dozens of workers he knew and “It was exciting,” he said of the biggest befriended nearly 40 years ago. Of the project of his career to that point. living, Jepson knows the lake “probably For sometimes seven days a week, Jepas well as anyone.” son and the crew worked 10-hour day After earning both his bachelor’s and and night shifts. master’s degrees in engineering from In four years, there were bound to be


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some pitfalls, sometimes blamed on Mother Nature. While workers spent their summer days toiling in the Kansas heat with little shade, it was the rain that would hold up construction. “You’d get all psyched up, and then the rain would come,” making the grounds a muddy mess, Jepson said. But the biggest snag in the massive project was the national oil shortage in 1973. “All of a sudden, we ran out of fuel,” he said. The crew worked through the issues and waited out the fuel crisis. They finished in 1976, though it’d be another few years before the lake was filled with water and ready for use. Since then, Jepson — who lives in Olathe and has been back to visit Clinton Lake a handful of times — has had a successful career, rising to leadership positions in List & Clark, retiring when the business closed in 2008. But in many of the other big projects he’s worked on over the years, Jepson said he’s dropped in and out at various points of the work. Jepson said being there for the entirety of the Clinton Lake project gave him a sense of accomplishment. “I got to see a project through from beginning to end,” he said.

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LINDA REIMOND, Lawrence Arts Center preschool director, reads a book to children during class. She founded the program 25 years ago.

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LAC’s Linda Reimond prepares preschoolers for life By Trevan McGee

It doesn’t take long when talking to Linda Reimond to become inspired. Just five minutes will do. Reimond, the preschool director at the Lawrence Arts Center, founded the program 25 years ago and has been a guiding light in early childhood education in Lawrence since. Because of her dedication, investment and love of both her students and her work, she is our inaugural Larry Arts Award honoree. “Linda is a masterful and loving teacher who is also part of our leadership team at the Arts Center. She provides the expertise we need when the topic is early childhood arts education, certainly, but Linda has been an integral part of the entire life of the Arts Center for 25 years,” said Susan Tate, LAC executive director. When she began teaching preschool at the arts center, resources were limited to adultsized chairs and tables. She had to ask around for a piece of carpet for the kids to play on, and she held her first cookie sale at the arts center in hopes of making enough to buy a set of large, wooden blocks. Now, the preschool program features two classrooms, a full staff of employees and offers both morning and afternoon classes. Sitting in one of Reimond’s classrooms, it’s easy to see how a preschooler could get attached to the place. A large,

vibrantly painted rainbow hangs high on a wall, a guinea pig stirs in his cage, begging to be played with, and there are stations all over the room, each dedicated to the senses and designed to nurture creativity and learning through play. This is a method that has served Reimond well over the years, and she has plenty of stories about how students made use of these stations in interesting ways. Two cousins had an intelligent conversation about the use of color as they mixed new hues before together applying them to a piece of paper. By the time the boys were done mixing, the canvas was one uniform color — brown. Another example she fondly cites involves two young girls who were taping together pieces of scrap paper from the junk box, a collection of odds and ends found in one corner of the classroom. Reimond was assisting them by cutting tape, but when she couldn’t cut fast enough, the girls took over, taking turns pulling tape to length and then cutting. “It was intrinsic motivation. They didn’t need me. They knew they could do it themselves. That’s what we want,” Reimond said. Former students have gone on to become National Merit finalists and attend schools such as Brown, Ringling College of Art and Design, and, of course, Kansas University. Reimond still keeps up with a few students, including Genevieve

LINDA REIMOND Position: Preschool director at the Lawrence Arts Center About: For 25 years, Linda Reimond has taught preschool at the Lawrence Arts Center, utilizing a sensory-based teaching mechanic that engages children though sight, touch and sound. Reimond won the 2011 Governor's Award for Arts-in-Education and is the first winner of the Larry Arts Award. For enrollment information: Visit reschool.html Busby, now a senior at Brown. “As a young student at Linda’s preschool studio (I prefer studio to classroom), I was invited to engage in cooperative creation with my peers. During creative play, I forged my most enduring impressions of the dynamics of cooperation, creative production and inquisition into the mysteries of being,” Busby said in her letter to the Kansas Arts Council that recommended Reimond for the 2011 Governor’s Arts Award for Arts-in-Education. Reimond won that award earlier this year, and while she’s proud of it, she would rather talk about what it means for arts education. But that’s Reimond throughand-through. Her eyes light up when she talks about her students, their projects and the creative ways she interacts with them, whether it’s by racing toy cars dipped in paint down a paper slope or having

her students punch a canvas with paint-covered boxing gloves, but ask her about herself and her own accomplishments and she is reticent, displaying the kind of humility that is often read about, but rarely witnessed. “How could it not be worth it? At the end of my 2-year-old class when we’re singing songs and singing goodbyes, and all of a sudden someone comes up and gives you a big hug, how could it not be?” she asks. In celebration of the preschool program’s 25th anniversary, a special alumni event was hosted by the Lawrence Arts Center on April 16. Art from past preschool students was on display, as were many of the games and activities Reimond, her staff and students played throughout the years. From April 11 to April 17, artwork from current preschool students was on display in the main gallery, hung at eye-level for the young artists. Work from past students filled the small gallery in an exhibit called “Still Inspired,” an appropriate title, not just for the students, but for the teacher who has fostered so much creativity. “We’re not going to turn out many Picassos or Beethovens or things like that, but if they’re creative thinkers and problemsolvers, which the arts teach, they’re ready. They’re ready for life,” Reimond said. — Entertainment editor Trevan McGee can be reached at 785-832-7178.

Muralist a longtime leader in Lawrence’s art scene By Emily Mulligan Special to the Journal-World

Dave Loewenstein and the murals he paints have a great deal in common: They are colorful, tell fascinating stories and have far-reaching impact. Loewenstein, 44, is an artist, muralist, printmaker, teacher, author, community activist, documentarian and social catalyst who has lived in Lawrence doing all of these things since 1990. He is also a founding member and current chair of the Percolator, a nonprofit that brings new art and cultural events to the Lawrence area. He came to Lawrence to attend graduate school for his master’s degree of fine arts from Kansas University. During his studies, he realized that he wanted his art to serve a greater purpose. “I wanted what I was doing somehow to reach audiences outside the established art audience, to people I meet every day,” Loewenstein says. “I also felt like there was a social purpose for visual art that wasn’t being used

enough — to engage in important issues of the day.” Loewenstein has created murals throughout Kansas and the Midwest. Locally, his murals can be found at Cordley School, the Lawrence Farmers’ Market and Quinton’s Bar & Deli, home to his first mural. He travels about half of the year to communities to talk about the most important issues in their community and create murals to be shared with generations to come. While planning his murals, he enjoys the opportunity to meet people and expose them to the visual arts. “One of the many discussions that needs to be reframed in our culture is the one about art,” he says. “Artists have always had the incredible power to highlight when things are wrong and the power to influence. Murals involve re-engaging with the visual environment and creating something that is a reflection of people and places.” Saralyn Reece Hardy, director of KU’s Spencer Museum of Art, knows

DAVE LOEWENSTEIN Age: 44 Position: Muralist, writer, printmaker chairman of the Lawrence Percolator Honors: 2007 Kansas Notable Book Award winner, 2001 Lighton Prize for Arts Educator, 2004 Tom and Anne Moore Peace and Justice Award, 2006 Phoenix Award Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo

LAWRENCE ARTIST Dave Loewenstein is pictured at his studio. Loewenstein explained that his secret to surviving off of his art has been diversifying the kinds and amounts of projects he takes on. Loewenstein and his approach to art and culture. “He doesn’t think of art as a rarefied commodity; he thinks of it as part of community life,” she says. “He is not a one-man form. He involves many collaborators, which is a good model for community art.” Loewenstein has designed and printed posters for many anti-war protests, starting with the Gulf War in 1991-92, influenced by historical wartime posters.

“Printmaking is a way for me to respond to the issues of the day. There are not enough voices of dissent — I don’t care what side you’re on,” he says. “There are maybe more online and less face-to-face, and that concerns me.” Loewenstein and other members and visitors to the Percolator studio space, which is just east of the Lawrence Arts Center, regularly have the chance to have those face-to-face discussions about issues and art.

Besides showcasing artists’ work, Percolator members also generate their own artwork, invite artists to speak and host workshops. Christina Hoxie, Percolator board member, says that Loewenstein is the ideal facilitator for the Percolator. “He is a great mentor, not just as an artist. The community is transformed by his artwork every day, and making sure everyone has a part to play is a big part of who he is,” Hoxie says. “Even his smaller works show what an insightful person that he is and carry his spirit of always encouraging others to participate.”

It’s not easy to bottle the Lawrence arts scene in a few brief paragraphs. So when I was asked to put together the “What to Know” piece for this section, I hesitated. “What to know about the arts in Lawrence? You mean the places? The people? The galleries?” “Oh yeah. All of that,” I was told. With that in mind, I went to the people who create much of the art on display in our city. I talked to young artists, vetted professionals, gallery directors and luminaries in the professional and educational spheres. Here’s what I learned: Art is everywhere: And not in the metaphysical sense or in the “we’re all artists in our own way” sense. Sculptures highlight city hall, Kansas University’s campus, the fronts of stores — even the alley between Seventh and Eighth Street, assuming you can see it before it's painted again. “The quality of art that comes out of Lawrence is by far the highest in the state,” said Lawrence sculptor Jim Brothers. “We’re spoiled. And sometimes I think we’re so spoiled here that we don’t appreciate it as much as other communities do.” And if you prefer your art indoors, there's plenty of that too. There are formal gallery settings such as the Spencer Art Museum on KU’s campus, the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., and the 1109 Gallery, 1109 Mass. We have alternative galleries like the Lawrence Percolator, in the alley behind the arts center, or the Invisible Hand Gallery, 801 1/2 Mass. Beyond that, paintings adorn coffee shops, four theater companies, counting the university, call Lawrence home, and filmmakers like Kevin Willmott shoot around Lawrence, recruiting locals in the process. A tight-knit community: Nearly every person interviewed referenced at least one other local artist as an influence. Brothers said that anyone working in bronze casting owes a great deal to Elden Tefft, the sculptor behind many of the bronze pieces on KU’s campus. Tefft is also the founder of the International Sculpture Association. Earthworks artist Stan Herd called Willmott an inspiration. Lawrence artist and distinguished professor of art emeritus Roger Shimomura said students who have moved away and taken great risks influence him still. Full-time artist and winner of the 2011 Governor’s Arts Award Louis Copt said fellow Lawrence artist Diana Dunkley, whom Copt shared a studio with in mid-1980s, was instrumental in his development as an artist. “Her professionalism, positive attitude and artist activism — that set me on the right path,” Copt said. The future of ar t in Lawrence is bright: “When I arrived, occasionally an outside film would come through from Hollywood or an independent film that might want to shoot in the area,” said Willmott. “But there was not much of a f ilm scene in Lawrence.… There’s a real film scene now in Lawrence.” With the addition of Final Fridays, downtown has become one big gallery space, giving way to artists who might not otherwise have a forum. Plans for an arts and technology incubator are also under way, with the express intention of nurturing burgeoning talent in artists and in scientists and engineers, encouraging collaboration. “The idea would be to have a place where young artists can have an inexpensive studio space and they would be working together with engineers. The idea would be to get these people together in a space where they can exchange ideas,” George Paley, sculptor and incubator organizer, said. — Editor Trevan McGee can be reached at 832-7178.


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Lawrence musician has ear for making, repairing instruments By Mark Fagan

Like any skilled musician — or, even more to the point, anyone skilled in helping equip musicians with proper instruments — Leo Posch trusts his ear. Come to think of it, he also relies a great deal on his eyes, hands, f ingers and other information-gathering receptors when it comes to his career calling. He builds and repairs guitars, banjos and mandolins, often for respected names in the industry. Posch’s education, it seems, never stops. “It’s been a big learning experience — through word of mouth, talking to people, reading small amounts, whatever I can find,” said Posch, who started building his skills as a student at Lawrence High School and today runs his own shop outside of town. “That’s always the way I’ve learned: talking to people, finding out who does such-and-such, and who knows such-and-such. And when you don’t know — you don’t know the answer — you make it up yourself. “If it works? Great. If it doesn’t, you need to figure it out.” For more than three decades — ever since he started work at the former Steve Mason Music on New Hampshire Street — Posch has been building skills that would lead to a following and, eventually, his own business, The Versatile Workbench. The business is in his basement shop outside McLouth, just north of Lawrence, but the work that led up to its creation had built up over years of detailed, tedious and often self-instructional tasks in music stores in and along the edge of downtown Lawrence. As a Lawrence High sophomore, Posch found himself struggling in school, trying to stay interested, when he landed a job at Steve Mason Music. That allowed him to

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GUITAR MAKER LEO POSCH is pictured in his shop with one of his guitars. Posch, who plays banjo in the local band Midday Ramblers, said that he couldn’t imagine being an instrument maker without also being a musician.

LEO POSCH Age: 49 Family: Posch and his wife, Susan Willits, have two kids: Ben, a third-grader, and Anne, a second-grader, who both participate in youth activities in Lawrence. Occupation: Owner of The Versatile Workbench, a shop founded in 2000 to handle making and repairing guitars, mandolins and banjos. Music: Posch is a member of the Midday Ramblers, playing gigs once a month “all over Lawrence.” help set up and run sound for groups coming through Lawrence: Ricky Scaggs, Hot Rize, Riders in the Sky and others. Posch helped fix musicians’ guitars and other string instruments, learning as he went along. Stops at Prairie Music, and then Mass. Street Music, would give him increasing responsibilities — as well as increased access to instruments, often to be repaired by request. He works on guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, cellos, basses and all manner of electric instruments. “You name it, we did it,” he

said. “We didn’t say no.” On the side, Posch had been building his own instruments. Using a block of mahogany given to him by an early coworker, Posch made his first banjo neck beginning in 1980. Now he’s made 31 banjo necks and a handful of full mandolins. He’s making guitar No. 50 right now. “That’s one of the great things about doing repairs, and working on so many wonderful instruments and so many disgustingly horrible ones: It’s amazing how much you learn,” Posch said. Now he’s focused on expanding the reach of The Versatile Workbench, while still holding true to his learning ways. Posch would prefer only to build new instruments, but he f igures he won’t ever be able to shake the past. “I’m trying to get up to a dozen guitars a year, but it’s a little hard,” he said. “There are certain repairs that get added into the mix — people who are good friends or have really cool instruments, or both — and I don’t want to say no to a great repair or a great person. And that’s OK.” — Schools reporter Mark Fagan can be reached at 832-7188.

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Students, faculty encouraged to learn more about cultural heritage By Sarah Henning


Despite a lifelong love of the fine arts, Josh Woosypitti didn’t know when he came to Haskell Indian Nations University that the school’s tradition of the arts would shout to him at every turn. “I was always raised around artists and painters, and I was aware that there was a lot of famous (Native American) artists, but I didn’t know Haskell’s history behind it until after being here a while, you notice it,” says the senior from Anadarko, Okla. “It’s everywhere on campus. I mean, it’s hard not to notice it.” At Haskell, art is outside, it’s inside, it’s in classrooms and hallways, even nestled among the book displays in the library. It’s obvious — totem polls and statues — and discreet — as in the intricate adornment in the auditorium and in the creative design and student-led construction of Stidham Union. In fact, there’s so much art, staff and faculty are encouraged to check out pieces to put in their offices. The policy is something Steve Prue, executive assistant to the president, was sure to take advantage of when he came to work for his alma mater a year ago. “I have a piece in my office painted by Arthur Short Bull, who is a relative of mine. It was a watercolor depicting a child frozen in the snow at Wounded Knee in 1898,” Prue says. “It’s a relative who did that and it’s something that, of course, means a lot to all Lakota people.” For those wanting to know what’s what in classic and contemporary Native American art on campus, Bobbi Rahder, curator of the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum, hits the highlights sprinkled around the campus at 23rd and Barker streets.

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LUCAS NAPPO, a Haskell Indian Nations University student from Fort Hall, Idaho, helped paint some new pieces of art on the campus in 2010. The metal-fabricated Appaloosa horses were decorated by a number of student artists and add to the growing collection of campus art. Nappo is of the Shoshone Bannock tribe. The highlights Haskell Cultural Center and Museum: For those short on time, this is the mother lode of artwork. There are sculptures, photographs — famous portraits of tribal members by Frank A. Rinehart — paintings and traditional, functional artwork like beading, weaving and textiles. Many of the pieces are accompanied by their history, making the place nearly a spatial textbook of beauty and history. Moreover, the works span the ages — from more than 100 years old, such as the Rinehart portraits, to contemporary works by current students like Woosypitti and recent graduates. Also, just outside the entrance is a work by Barry

Coffin called the “War Mother Memorial” — a sculpture meant to depict all the mothers of all the soldiers in Haskell’s history. On the grounds: The Haskell campus is home to both professional and amateur works by students, alumni and friends of the university. One of the most visible pieces is the bright “Medicine Wheel Totem” created by Doug Coffin, brother of Barry, at the entrance of Coffin Sports Complex, named after his father, Tony. Among the newest pieces of art are several colorful painted horses that line the path from the Coffin Sports Complex to the west side of campus. Also visible to those walking the campus is a newer

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I was always raised around artists and painters, and I was aware that there was a lot of famous (Native American) artists, but I didn’t know Haskell’s history behind it until after being here a while, you notice it.” — Josh Woosypitti, Haskell Indian Nations University senior bronze statue from artist Craig Dan Goseyun called “Apache Hoop and Game Player,” located in a courtyard near the school’s longstanding gazebo. For those looking for less

obvious art, the Stidham Union is a piece of artwork in itself. Made in 1965 by students who learned masonry and welding, the building has intricate brickwork and a totem poll as a support near the entrance. In the buildings: For those wanting to explore more than just the exterior art, many of Haskell’s buildings contain brilliant works. In the entrance to Navarre Hall, the school’s administration building, sits “Comrade in Mourning,” a marble carving by Allan Houser that Haskell lent to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American Indian. The original home of “Comrade in Mourning” before its trip to Washington and back was in the school’s auditorium, which is not

If you’re short on time, an early or late lunch break visit to the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum is a perfect primer to some of the beautiful art found on the campus of Haskell University. Open from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, the center, 155 Indian Ave., has on display contemporary and older pieces, as well as traditional art in the form of baskets, textiles and beaded objects. Work by students, alumni, friends and family of the university are included in the collection. There is no cost to attend the museum, though donations are accepted. ● See video of Curator Bobbi Rahder talking about Haskell’s art scene at .

devoid of art since “Comrade’s” move to Navarre; rather it has both murals from alumnus Franklin Gritts in the lobby and especially artful masonry in the auditorium itself. In Haskell’s library, Tommaney Hall, reside several prints from famed artist Dick West, a graduate of the university who is well-known for his depictions of Native Americans in art. And finally, anyone taking a peek into Pontiac Hall will be greeted by murals in the hallways and classrooms. Many of them are anonymous works, whose artists didn’t leave their name or time period. Some are even unfinished works with pencil scratches on the wall tracing where the paint should have gone. — Staff writer Sarah Henning can be reached at 832-7187.


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Eye for detail inspires theater costume designer

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On any given day, it would be safe to bet that Jane Pennington has safety pins nearby. They’re tools of her trade. Pennington, a costume designer for Theatre Lawrence, knows what she’s doing. “I’ve been sewing since fifth or sixth grade because I was so tall,” the 5-foot-11 Pennington said. “I couldn’t get clothes to fit. It was out of necessity.” Over the years, that necessity has grown into a passion. Pennington, who holds a degree in theater from Washburn University, stuck with the discipline even after realizing she wouldn’t make it as an actor. “I’ve always been fairly artistic,” she said. “So designing did sort of fall into my skill range.” Those skills have taken her across the country and involved her in productions from Shakespeare to Sherlock Holmes. And the job, while fun for Pennington, is also a lot of work. She said she spends, on average, 35 to 40 hours crafting and creating each costume. The fulltime profession turned hobby is sometimes daunting, with at least one production on Pennington’s résumé boasting more than 100 costumes alone. But with time comes wisdom, and Pennington has become more selective in the productions she chooses to work with. She’s also stayed local, working with Theatre Lawrence the last six years. Area actor Maggie Gremminger has appreciated her dedication. “The costumes she gives me fit my personality,” Gremminger said. “It’s really an art. She makes the actors’ job that much easier.” Gremminger knows a thing or two about the

in downtown Lawrence 940 New Hampshire JANE PENNINGTON works out of her basement to make costumes for area theater productions.


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JANE PENNINGTON, a costume designer forTheatre Lawrence, has been sewing since elementary school. importance of costumes. She’s dealt with poor costumers. When a costume doesn’t fit the person or the character, she said it can be distracting and detrimental to a performance. “It made me lose my focus and confidence,” she said. “I was a wreck. I felt like I was ill-prepared.” Preparation is crucial in theater productions. Pennington is no stranger to that fact. When starting to design a costume, she undertakes a lengthy process that includes reading the script numerous times, researching the times and looking at a lot of artwork. She also collaborates with set designers for color selections and with directors to incorporate certain personality traits into the costumes. Piet Knetsch, who has been directing for more than four decades, including more than 15 years with

Position: Costumer for Theatre Lawrence Years at position: Six Average time to complete a costume: 35-40 hours Favorite recent cos tumes: Sherlock Holmes Favorite overall cos tumes: “Twelfth Night” Favorite play: Something Shakespeare Theatre Lawrence, knows good costumes can enhance the overall appeal of a performance. “It adds another dimension,” he said. “It helps to transport you back in time, to create that illusion. It’s a really important aspect of what costumes do.” Through all the trials and tribulations of the process, Pennington said her favorite part of it all is seeing it all come together. “The performers are always grateful,” she said. “It’s a very cool community.” It’s also a community Pennington plans on being a part of for a long time to come. “It’s probably something I’ll always do,” she said. “Just because it’s so much fun for me.”

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Lawrence full of children’s theater opportunities By Sarah Henning

Jed Davis literally wrote the book on children’s theater. The retired Kansas University professor wrote the teaching classic “Theatre, Children and Youth” after working as the longtime director of university children’s theater at the school. In his expert opinion, there are several good opportunities for children to get an education in theater here in Lawrence. “There’s some difference in theater for children and theater by children, but that’s just a matter of selection and slight differences,” he said of both the passive (audience) and hands-on (production) opportunities for children. “But here in Lawrence, kids have quite the opportunity to be a part of production programs. And certainly to learn what being in a play is all about.” What it’s about, he said, is not only an educational experience in the arts, but also in shaping values that

will affect them for the rest of their lives. “They have to learn their parts, they have to attend rehearsals, they have to be there on time — sort of some general good living habits,” Davis said. “But, of course, lots of other activities do the same thing. I think being a part of something that reaches fruition after a concerted effort, a group effort, they’re very aware and very dependent on everybody else to do their part.” Among the highlights for kids interested in theater: School’s Out, Theater’s In — Theatre Lawrence: Theatre Lawrence Director Mary Doveton says this is the organization’s flagship children’s program. Started in 1986, the idea is that children can get an education in theater during the days when school is not in session. “When there are days with no school, like teacher inservice and school holidays, we have all-day workshops,” said Hailey Gillespie, youth education program director.

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ALEX BALDWIN, 11, playing the part of the Wolf, left, entices Little Red Riding Hood, Iris Hyde, 9, to come closer during rehearsals of the play in March. Children in third through fifth grades were rehearsing “Fractured Fairy Tales”, in the performance-based class at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. “We’ve always been able to reach maximum capacity that we can contain within that facility.” In addition to School’s Out, Theater’s In, students can enroll in eight-weeklong youth company programs where the children rehearse and then perform a piece at the end of each session at the theater, 1501 N.H. Adventures in Imagination — The Lied Center of Kansas: Working with the Lawrence Public Schools, the Lied Center of Kansas invites children in to watch professional theater productions through its Adventures in Imagination program. Says Anthea Scouffas, director of education at the Lied Center of Kansas, at least 7,000 children are exposed to theater at the Lied Center each year through the program. While not a hands-on program, Scouffas says watching theater can be just as powerful for children as participating in it. “Theater, especially, is such a great stage, if you will,

to explore issues that children are dealing with in their lives,” Scouffas said. “Many times, we’ll bring in pieces that explore children that are going through difficulties” KU Theater for Young People and Children and Drama (THR404) — KU Department of Theatre: Kansas University’s involvement with children’s theater began in 1954. Today, the university has both passive and hands-on forms of education for children up through high school. Besides attending children’s theater productions at the university on field trips, students grades first through sixth can sign up for free after-school drama classes through KU. The classes are a type of dual education: for the children, but also for the college students enrolled in Theatre 404, “Children and Drama,” a senior-level class taught by associate professor Jeanne Klein. “What we do is we invite parents in the community to register their children in

CHILDREN’S THEATER For more information about any of these programs, contact: ● The Lawrence Arts Center: 843-2787 ● Theatre Lawrence: 8437469 ● The Lied Center: 8642787 ● KU Department of Theatre: 864-3511 grades first through third and in grades fourth through sixth, each semester, and then the children come to the classes and participate directly with the college students in drama,” said Klein, who has been teaching children this way for more than 20 years. “And, so it’s an opportunity for me to model for the college students how to lead story dramas from children’s literature, picture books, and also how to lead improvisational dramas in

role, on a wide variety of topics.” Preschool-12th grade programming — Lawrence Arts Center: With programs ranging from pre-kindergarten through the high school years, the arts center provides classes in drama, playwriting, improv and professional audition workshopping. Some classes are open to all while others are performance-based — a mix that director Ric Averill believes gives kids a glimpse into professional theater without stifling creativity or downplaying the competitive nature of performance art. “A kid that has not had much experience who auditions four times and gets cut every time, it’s easy to get discouraged and decide, ‘Well, this is not for me,’ so there needs to be some times when you can go (on stage). ... It needs to be that way because that’s where you’re building education, by letting everybody in,” Averill said. “(But) you have to also have opportunities for them to realize that the kid can throw 50 yards is going to be the quarterback. So, it’s nice for them to see once in a while that a really talented kid will jump up and get a bunch of lead roles in a row.” Third Grade Theater Arts Day: Started in 2008, this special day allows children to be exposed to all matters of the performing arts at all four of the major theater venues in town — Theatre Lawrence, the Lawrence Arts Center, the Lied Center of Kansas and the KU Department of Theatre. The Lawrence Public School students are treated not only to theater games, but facets of performance including puppetry, choreography, costuming, dance, makeup and a hands-on introduction to theater tech like lighting and sound. — Staff writer Sarah Henning can be reached at 832-7187.

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Tech crew members for Lied stay on their toes By Michael Auchard

AT LEFT, Maple Hill junior Dillon Barnes pulls on a fly rail, which raises and lowers set pieces from the fly loft above the stage. Barnes said that although he was never into theater before taking a job on the crew, he really enjoys it now — especially the backstage view for every show.

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Behind the scenes at the Lied Center is a busy world. Working on the crew, producing high-quality performances and making them look great is a complex job. The key is to keep things running well while being seen as little as possible. For Ann and Andy Hause, technical director and associate technical director for Kansas University’s Lied Center, this never-ending series of shows is more a lifestyle than a job. Both have been doing this work since before college and their youthful interests have blossomed into a passion. “My parents used to take me to a few shows and I wouldn’t pay attention to the stage,” Andy Hause said. “I’d pay attention to the lighting and wonder where the sound was coming from. As a high school student, I had permission from my folks to be out past 10 p.m., because a lot of the shows didn’t end until late. I was up much later than my friends doing cool stuff. It snowballed from there.” Ann Hause added, “When I was in high school, I stopped being interested in acting, but still wanted to be in theater. In college, I picked up a job doing a similar position to what we do here. I liked it so much, I switched my major.” Both Hauses say running a modern college performing arts center is a lot of work, though the job is rewarding — mainly due to the students they work with daily. “They’re good at what they do,” Andy Hause said. “We’ve never had a student that has bored us. We get to engage them, we get to be their mentors. We give them tips on how we survived back when we had classes.” Student employee Jakob Sommerfeld, a KU senior,

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ABOVE, the Lied Center technical crew poses for a portrait before the final showing of Rock Chalk Revue. The crew ensures the show goes on — no matter what. The technical crew handles lighting, audio, set-changing and a multitude of other tasks that make shows go smoothly. AT LEFT, Erika Eden sits next to the audio control board inside the Lied Center.

says the feeling is mutual. “They’re very thorough with instructions. We have a lot of new people who come in, and they take about a week to go over everything with them,” Sommerfeld said. “They’re very adapting.” Sommerfeld says working crew at the center is demanding but rewarding. “Our biggest shows, they’ll come in about 8 a.m. We open the trucks with a crew of 50 to 60 people. We take everything off the trucks. We work for the road crew for a day, to guide us,

so we know what to do. Then we spend from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. setting up. Sometimes we’ll go all the way until 7 for a 7:30 show. Lots of times, we don’t get out until 11 or 12.” But he loves the job. “It’s very rewarding I enjoy working those long days. I’m sure some people don’t, but I really love my job. We meet lots of interesting people.” Student employee and KU junior Laura Sather says the Lied Center is the most rewarding job she’s had because of the people she

works with. “I think if I were working at any other theater it wouldn’t be nearly as fun,” she says. “It’s because of the atmosphere Ann and Andy create. It feels like a family when you walk in. “There’s such a camaraderie in the crew that it doesn’t feel like a hierarchy, it feels like everyone’s on the same page. “I love it here,” she continued. “I love Ann and Andy. They’re a riot. I think, once I get out of college, I’m not going to find bosses as awesome as they are.”


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UNDERNEATH a drybrush watercolor painting of Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw — a gift from his wife — Lawrence resident Robert Baker enthusiastically talks about his involvement in the local arts. Baker is director of education for the nonprofit organization Housing and Credit Counseling Inc. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS CENTER VOLUNTEER JANE BUDDE is pictured with one of her students, Ava Frazier, a Lawrence High School sophomore. Budde, a retired Lawrence teacher, helped establish a sewing program at the center and has been working to teach students like Ava — and even other educators at the center —how to sew.

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Retired educator sets example teaching important life skill By Mark Fagan

Jane Budde is lots of things to plenty of people: dedicated, skilled, connected, generous, committed, versatile and on and on, seemingly everywhere in town, from neighborhood to church or anywhere else her focused and infectious smile takes her. For 16-year-old Ava Frazier, working the foot pedal at an electric sewing machine, Mrs. Budde is simply everything. “She’s got patience,” Ava says, pressing seams on a quilt she’s making with Budde’s assistance. “She’s really good at sewing. She got me started.” This is no small matter, and that’s part of why it’s no surprise that Budde — a retired teacher — is the first honoree of the Only in Lawrence Learning Award. Budde’s affable drive, you see, led to the founding of a sewing program two years ago at the Lawrence school district’s Community Connections Center, a site where about 50 students with special needs receive vocational training. The place already had a coffee shop that serves hot joe, a laundry that cleans towels for the district’s two high schools, and a clothing room that provides donated items — jackets, tops, Tommy Hilfiger jeans — at no charge to students from families who might not other-

ABOUT JANE BUDDE Age: 69 Family: Budde and her husband, Jim, have two children — Chip and Anne, who grew up in Lawrence and attended Lawrence public schools — and have three grandchildren. Occupation: Retired teacher Quote: “You make me happy!” Budde says this each time she leaves the Community Connections Center. wise be able to afford them. The sewing program is new, started after Budde had stopped by one day to donate some winter hats and mittens that she’d knitted at home. Someone had noted how wonderful it would be to do sewing at the center. “Well,” Budde had said back then, “you guys will need some machines.” Soon Budde had pleasantly pestered personnel at the district office to come up with a sewing machine (they did), and had checked in with area businesses to secure donations (getting a second machine from Bob’s Bernina, plus plenty of fabric and materials from Jane Bateman Interiors, StitchOn Needlework Shop and elsewhere). “She has a lot of spunk,” says Katie Fabac, a job coach at the center.

The sewing program has grown by 150 percent during the past year, thanks to Budde’s attention, persistence and teaching abilities. Budde not only has helped teach five students how to sew, but she’s also trained the center’s educators — paras, social workers, everyone — in the intricacies of threading needles, operating machines and assembling quilts, potholders, placemats, coasters, blankets and other items that eventually are sold at the center, 2600 W. 25th St. The Force, it seems, is with her. “Jane was Obi-Wan Kenobi,” says Llara Baska, the center’s work experience coordinator, comparing her effective training techniques to those of the Jedi master. “None of us really knew how to sew very well. We never would have done this is had she not volunteered. She got us all inspired.” Budde brushes off her efforts as no big deal, and she means it. She helped start the program by spending two hours a week at the center and now she only drops by occasionally, knowing that the students are in capable hands. Having spent 12 years teaching political science and economics to seniors at Lawrence High School before retiring in 2001, she’s kept herself busy by handling various volunteer stints around the district.

Among them: helping out in the library at Sunflower School and reading with a book club at Broken Arrow School. “It’s not a big chunk of my life,” says Budde, who now reads an hour a week to two youngsters at Quail Run School. “An hour a week? If you spend an hour a week with a kid, imagine what that does. It’s amazing what your reach is.” Earlier this month at the Community Connections Center, Ava welcomed the opportunity to be at the receiving end of one of Budde’s hour-long volunteer sessions. The LHS sophomore proudly sewed straight lines, pressed crisp seams and assembled pieces of their 180piece quilt. Budde rested her hand on Ava’s shoulder while the sewing machine whirred through stops and starts, stitching 4-by-4-inch squares of cotton together. “Remember when you couldn’t even sew a straight seam?” Budde asks, more of a compliment than a question. “Yeah,” Ava says, continuing her work. The connection is so smooth and true that she could be mistaken for closing a threaded zipper. “Perfect,” Budde says. “Perfect!” — Schools reporter Mark Fagan can be reached at 832-7188.

‘We all know who runs the school’ Administrative assistant is a staff of one By Mark Fagan

Sandy Unruh will be the first to tell you that she’s not all that different from any other person working the front desk at a school. That she does this while answering questions, tending to owies, filing supply orders, arranging student pickups, drawing names for recognition programs, welcoming visitors and pretty much handling anything and everything that walks in the front door, rings in through the phonelines or arrives via mail — electronic or otherwise — at New York School tells you otherwise. “You never know what’s coming around the corner,” Unruh says, “so you just act fast and handle the most important things first.” Unruh is a true Lawrence original, holding down the fort in an iconic building at the oldest elementary site in the Lawrence school district. And such duty doesn’t go unnoticed.

“We all know who runs the school,” says Nancy DeGarmo, principal at New York, and she’s not referring to herself. Unlike at larger elementary schools, where two administrative assistants are on the payroll, Unruh works as a staff of one. But that’s not to say she’s alone. Plenty of folks — teachers, support staffers, parents and, of course, kids — rely on her calm demeanor, attention to detail and broad organizational skills to help accomplish whatever is necessary. Time for a student to get picked up early? Unruh fires up the intercom to connect with the child’s teacher. A student needs someone to listen to him read aloud from a book? Unruh’s all ears. No nurse today? Unruh will break out an ice pack to calm a student’s swelling knee and frazzled nerves. Ordering paper. Calling parents. Forwarding messages. Choosing winners of the school’s weekly Knights Awards, given to students

ABOUT SALLY UNRUH Age: 57 Family: Unruh and her husband, Jim, an engineer for BNSF, have three sons who attended Lawrence public schools: Chet, a carman for BNSF; Mark, a juvenile investigator for the Lawrence Police Department; and Kyle, a diesel mechanic at Penny’s Concrete. Occupation: Administrative assistant at New York School for 20 years; before that, she worked at South Junior High beginning in 1989. Kevin Anderson/Journal-World Photo

SANDY UNRUH is the administrative assistant at New York School. “You never know what’s coming around the corner,” Unruh says, “so you just act fast and handle the most important things first.” who perform well, do good deeds or otherwise do the right things as part of their normal school days. “I do a little bit of everything,” Unruh says, shrugging off the scattered nature of her duties. “It keeps the job very interesting.” DeGarmo knows better,

from experience. “I’ve had to do it before,” DeGarmo says, laughing at the thought. “There’s been days when Sandy’s gone and we couldn’t get a substitute, so I’ve tried to sit out there and manage all those things at one time — and it’s just overwhelming, you know?

“I’m constantly calling people down, going, ‘Help! I can’t do this by myself.’” And that’s one of the reasons DeGarmo and others at New York School are thankful to have their own, one-ofa-kind and irreplaceable secretary/fill-in-nurse/listener/helper/organizer/etc. Unruh simply gets the job done, even when the job is defined as a variety of jobs that never seem to let up. Again, DeGarmo says, “We know who runs the school.”

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Nonprofit financial counselor also deeply passionate about the arts By Christine Metz

Robert Baker is a man not easily forgotten. He’s the one in front of a classroom sharing words of wisdom from his mythical grandmother to drive home points on household budgeting. He’s also that local musician wearing a suit jacket and fedora while growling out poetry stanzas. Or, he simply could be that guy in Lawrence who looks a little bit like Steve Buscemi and a lot like John Waters. Whether it is in the classroom, on stage or on the street, Baker’s presence lingers. A bundle of energy, Baker doesn’t seem to sleep, or at least not more than four hours a night, said Bob Mackey, who’s Baker’s boss and executive director of Housing and Credit Counseling Inc. As director of education for the nonprofit financial counseling organization, Baker has delivered hundreds of presentations over the past few years on financial literacy. He covers everything from what first-time renters should know to how to survive the recession. Much of what Baker teaches comes from a common sense approach to budgeting: Don’t spend more than you make. He often refers to his “mythical grandmother,” who says such things as “education is what you get when you read the fine print, experience is what you get when you don’t” and “It’s not how much money you earn, it’s how you move those zeros around.” In fact, Baker’s approach to money is very much rooted in his real life grandparents, who immigrated from Italy to America just before the Great Depression. His grandfather was a shoemaker with six children, so thriftiness was a necessity. Baker’s early childhood was spent in a multi-generational home that had a wine vat in the basement, chickens in the backyard and shelves filled with fruits and vegetables, which were canned with a frenzy during harvest time. “My attitude toward money was somewhat shaped by that experience,” Baker said. “My grandparents lived through the Depression and still lived Please see BAKER, page 3F




that way.” Baker’s history as an educator is diverse. He’s taught at an inner-city Philadelphia secondary school, an upper crust suburban junior high school and an American Indian reservation near Sioux City, S.D. He’s also worked as a grant writer, community organizer and events promoter. By the late 1990s, Baker had two little girls and both he and his wife were selfemployed. He thought it was time to f ind more stable work, so he started looking for a job. An opening at HCCI was the first one he found. “I’ve been there 13 years. It’s the only job I ever had longer than five years,” he said. But there’s another side of Baker that is far removed from the world of household budgets, credit cards and mortgages. “Word slinger extraordinaire,” is how former band mate and friend Roger Holden describes Baker. On stage, Baker’s voice can be angry, ironic and soothing. He has been known to channel Jack Kerouac while reciting “On the Road” in between rifts on the saxophone. With local filmmaker Mark von Schlemmer, Baker created “Shadow of the Czar,” a music video that hit No. 1 on Neil Young’s anti-war website during the 2008 presidential election. “He reminds me of a evangelical taxi driver from Philadelphia screaming in your face,” Holden said. For several years, Baker pulled together a hodgepodge of local artists for a variety show called “Three Minutes or Less.” In three minutes or less, performers would sing, dance or act out small plays. One person filled the slot with a recitation of all the states and presidents. If acts weren’t over in three minutes, “hags” would pull the performers off the stage. “I would say, more than any

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ABOUT ROBERT BAKER With local filmmaker Occupation: Director of education for Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. Previous experience: Before moving to Lawrence, Baker taught school in Philadelphia’s inner city and suburbs and on an American Indian reservation in Sioux City, S.D. He has also worked as a community organizer, freelance writer and events promoter. Art: From producing a show of three-minute acts to performing spoken word poetry while playing his saxophone or electric wind instrument, Baker has been active in Lawrence’s arts scene for more than a decade. In 2001, Baker released a spoken word album titled “Chameleon,” which brought together many styles of music and musicians. Baker also performed and recorded music with a spoken word and rhythm band known as the Bobaphonics. Among their work were songs inspired by Langston Hughes. Family: Wife Deborah McMullen and two grown daughters, Astrid and Angela. other local performer that I can think of, he brought a cabaret like energy to this community,” Holden said. “It was the goofiness of it,” Penny Weiner said of why the concept was such a hit. Recently, Weiner has worked with Baker to write a musical for school children to perform about the environment.

Mark von Schlemmer, Baker created “Shadow of the Czar,” a music video that hit No. 1 on Neil Young’s anti-war website during the 2008 presidential election. She said that Baker tends to nurture a John Waters image, which isn’t hard to do because there’s a fairly strong resemblance to him and the more well-known actor Steve Buscemi. “He likes to pay homage (to Waters),” Weiner said. “But (Baker) is just more interesting to me than either of those people.” While a bit more subtle, Baker’s knack for performing comes through in his other life educating consumers about their finances. He is able to get a classroom of people comfortable with a topic that many would rather not discuss, Mackey said. In 2010, Baker was named the outstanding individual educator of the year from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. Staff at HCCI had to persuade Baker to allow them to submit the application. Mackey views it as an example of Baker’s humility. “Robert is a national standout,” Mackey said. “He’s just the right person for the right time.”

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Sure, most of us know we can learn to ballroom dance or play the piano in Lawrence. But if you’re really looking to break out of your mold, here are some lesser-known classes offered by Lawrence organizations. Maybe you’ll want to try several — but not necessarily at the same time. Taking “Knife Skills for the Home Cook” while learning to ride a horse, for example, could have disastrous consequences.

Belly dancing Who: Azadeah (professional belly dancer) Scoop: It takes two to tango, but only one to belly dance. For $30 an hour for an individual, Azadeah will teach you the ins and outs of moving your stomach in and out in the Middle Eastern styles of belly dancing. More information: Knife Skills for the Home Cook Where: Community Mercantile, 900 Iowa Scoop: Want to know how to deftly master dicing and slicing without a Chop-O-Matic? Or maybe just want to avoid slicing yourself? This class, taught by a Merc chef, is just for you. Already have sharp knife skills? The Merc also offers a variety of other cooking classes. More information: Geocaching 101 Where: Lawrence Parks and Recreation Scoop: Merging technology and the outdoors, geocaching has become a popular treasure-hunting hobby. LPRD offers a one-day GPS primer to

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Human Sexuality in Everyday Life Where: Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. Scoop: Hundreds of people have gone through retired KU professor Dennis Dailey’s classes on human sexuality, Dailey which also include Intimacy for Committed Couples. The Human Sexuality in Everyday Life class focuses on the basics of human sexuality. More information: Skywarn Where: Douglas County Emergency Management Scoop: Want to know when it’s OK to watch the incoming storm from the porch, and when you really ought to head to the basement? Skywarn classes offered January through March of each year teach you about severe weather with the aim to recruit volunteers who can keep an eye on the sky for the Douglas County Emergency Management Operations Center. More information: m_skywarn.aspx Computer classes Where: Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Scoop: If you’re broken down on the side of the Information Superhighway, the Lawrence Public Library offers a variety of classes to tune up your computer skills. Classes include Intro to the Internet and Virtual Lawrence Tour. More information: (or if that’s too much for you to handle, call 843-3833).

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If you’ve checked out a book at the Lawrence Public Library in the past few years, there’s a pretty good chance John Griffin has restacked it. Griffin, one of the circulation pages at the library, estimates he reshelves about 300 books a day. In his four years on the job, that adds up to more than 200,000 books. It’s a fast-paced environment that changed Griffin’s stereotypical view of libraries as quiet, peaceful sanctuaries. The library sees its share of medical emergencies and the occasional disruptive patron, he said. “Anytime the police or paramedics show up, it’s a little interesting,” Griffin said. Add in kids running around, and the atmosphere is anything but tranquil. “When it gets quiet, it seems weird,” he said. And the work is never done as books rotate through the drop boxes. “There’s always another one,” Griffin said. “It’s a constant cycle.” He’s pretty adept with the

ABOUT JOHN GRIFFIN Position: circulation page at the Lawrence Public Library Years on the job: four Education: English degree from Kansas University Hometown: Topeka Favorite part of the job: “Seeing books you’d never be exposed to.” Surprising part of job: “All the up and down” of reshelving can be physically demanding. Dewey Decimal system, which quickens that cycle. Griffin showed off his skills in an impromptu challenge at the library recently after predicting he could restack five randomly selected books in less than two minutes. Griffin calmly but purposely snaked through the stacks and finished with time to spare. The best part of the job is the many opportunities for a good read to cross his path, said Griffin, a book lover who has an English degree from Kansas University. “They just fall into your hand and you think, that looks interesting,” he said.

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Duane Peterson, the longtime Lawrence Parks and Recreation special events supervisor, understandably looked a little tired. Up at 6 a.m. helping set up the sixth annual Spring Arts & Crafts Fair on a recent Saturday morning, he’s on his way to check in on the youth basketball program at South Junior High School. After making sure everything’s on track, he’ll shoot over to Holcom Park Recreation Center to look in on the youth indoor soccer games. Then he’s off to the East Lawrence Center for another indoor soccer program before heading back to the fair. Peterson’s estimated clockout time: 7 p.m. And that’s his off day. Peterson, who has worked for Lawrence Parks and Recreation for 18 years, is an example of a dedicated civil servant who makes Lawrence run on a daily basis, said Ernie Shaw, acting director of Lawrence Parks and Recreation, who hired Peterson and has worked with him for nearly two decades. “He’s always willing to help out,” Shaw said. “He takes more nights away from himself.” The Topeka native has always had a passion for sports, including his football days at Hutchinson Community College. He’s transferred that love to a career and said the extra time and energy he puts into the job is worth it. “It’s a great job,” Peterson said. “There’s always a new challenge every day.” And after all these years, some of the best moments for him is when kids he worked with in various youth programs — now adults — stop by to enroll their own kids.

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DUANE PETERSON sets chairs in place for exhibitor booths for the Arts and Crafts Festival at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Peterson is the Lawrence Parks & Recreation special events supervisor.

DUANE PETERSON Position: Lawrence Parks and Recreation special events supervisor Years on the job: 18 Total years working in parks and recreation: 27 Education: Hutchinson Community College, Emporia State University Hometown: Topeka Family: Married to Deb for 28 years and they have three grown sons. Goal of his job: “To enhance the quality of life of the city of Lawrence.”

“People come up and thank you for what you’ve done in the past,” Peterson said. It’s a past that includes working with thousands of youths and adults who’ve participated in a wide range of programs — everything from “Breakfast with Santa” to the summer concert series to the summer playground group. Peterson spent several years working in parks and


recreation in Texas after graduating from Emporia State University. He then brought his wife and three sons — now 28, 30, and 31 — to Lawrence and made the area his home. Peterson said he takes pride in helping create and preserve what he calls some of the “Lawrence traditions.” In times of tight city and government budgets, Peterson said potential cuts to parks and recreation programs are always a looming possibility, but Lawrence is a town that values the work he and his staff perform. “We are a core service in this town,” he said. Without the summer programs and year-round events his department oversees, “there wouldn’t be anything for the kids,” Peterson said. — Reporter Shaun Hittle can be reached at 832-7173.

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KU’s ‘favorite server’ values relationships By Andy Hyland

Kim Nixon tells the story about how she was introduced to former Kansas University basketball announcer Max Falkenstien once as he ate lunch at the Impromptu Cafe, where Nixon serves as the manager. They knew each other from before. Nixon used to work at the Paradise Cafe, and Falkenstien remembered how she used to wait on him there. Nixon remembered him, too. But, she admitted, not as Max, the former KU basketball announcer. He was Max, the “biscuits and gravy guy.” Those who know Nixon said this is nothing unusual. She’s been working in restaurants like the Paradise Cafe and the Free State Brewing Co. for 20 years now. When KU Dining Services decided it wanted to operate a restaurant on the third floor of the Kansas Union in 2007, Executive Chef Janna Traver knew how to make it succeed.

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KIM NIXON is the manager of the Impromptu Cafe, located on the third floor of the Kansas Union. Hire Kim Nixon, she remembered telling her supervisor at KU Dining Services, to work the front of the restaurant, leaving Traver free to cook in the back. “She is without a doubt the best front-of-the-restaurant person I have ever worked with,” Traver said. Nixon has maintained relationships with people from 20 years ago. For Nixon, that means not just knowing what people

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KIM NIXON Age: 41 Born: Lawrence Occupation: Manager, Impromptu Cafe in the Kansas Union Experience: Worked in food service beginning at age 14 at Baskin-Robbins, also worked at Free State Brewery and Paradise Cafe. Been at Impromptu Cafe for four years. Hobbies: Reading, walking, watching movies like to eat, though she’s blessed with a pretty good memory for that, too. She rattled off the particular details of a regular’s salad down to the “and one olive” at the end. When someone mentions they really, really like a particular special, she offers to take their number and call them when it’s offered again. She’s able to maintain what she called “grace under pressure,” and she tries to deal with problems promptly and efficiently. Nixon is recognized all over the place, including at the airport, she says. “I’ve lived off tips for 20 years,” she said. “A lot of these people have paid my bills.” Nixon was born at Lawrence Memorial Hospi-

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tal, left town for a while, but came back, attended KU, and got work as a student as a dishwasher and later salad bar attendant in Templin Hall. One thing led to another, and she’s never left the food industry after that. Some say she’s quirky — after her vehicle “made a very expensive noise” about a year ago, she decided to hoof it for a while. She walked and familiarized herself with the bus system. She went without a car for more than a year until her uncle let her have an old one of his. The Impromptu Cafe is doing well under her stewardship — revenue has increased about 35 percent since its inception in 2007. She works hard to let students know it’s a place for them, too. Prices are kept reasonable, Nixon said. Cooper Overstreet, a senior from Wichita, comes into the restaurant a lot — his girlfriend, Kelly Heiman, works as a server there, and they’ll stop by. That’s a good thing, Nixon said. “When the staff want to come in and hang out on their day off, you know you’ve got a good restaurant,” she said. Nixon is back in class at KU, going for a bachelor’s degree in American studies. She’s doing well and hopes to graduate, though more for personal reasons than to find a new career. She’d miss the people. She’s kept a box filled with notes people have written her over the years, some simple, like “you’re my favorite server,” and others more involved, telling her that she was a couple’s server for their first date and now, on their first wedding anniversary. “They’re an important part of my world,” she said.


Lawrence farmer takes helm at school garden project By Karrey Britt

Dan Phelps hasn’t lived in Lawrence long, and he’s already made a huge difference in the lives of hundreds of students. Shortly after moving to town in December 2009, the 27year-old was hired as parttime garden coordinator Phelps for a new project at West Junior High School. At first, he declined the position. Phelps already was working at Vinland Valley Nursery and Cottin’s Hardware and was starting his own farm operation. He didn’t think he could handle another job. “Then I slept on it, and I was like, ‘This is an opportunity, and I need to find a way to make this happen,’” he said. Phelps helped transform a large grassy area on the south side of the school into a flourishing garden that provided more than 180 pounds of produce for the cafeteria and material for classroom lessons. He helped plan what to plant and where. He did the physical work alongside community volunteers and students. More importantly, he served as a teacher and mentor for six WJHS students who were hired to work in the garden. He passed along not only his gardening expertise, but life lessons. T.J. Everett, 14, has worked alongside Phelps for the past year, and now is considering a career in agriculture. “He’s very easy to work with. He’s really energetic — no matter what time of day,” T.J. said. “I don’t think this project would be the same without Dan.” Phelps grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and fell in — Higher education reporter Andy Hyland love with farming while can be reached at 832-6388. Follow him on working at his aunt’s farm in Twitter at the summer as a teenager.

DAN PHELPS Age: 27 Born and raised: San Francisco Bay area. Education: Bachelor’s degree from University of California Santa Cruz in community studies with a concentration in sustainability in agricultural food systems, 2007. Occupation: Full-time farmer and part-time garden coordinator for the Growing Food, Growing Health project which includes gardens at West Junior High, Sunset Hill and Hillcrest schools, and The Merc. Family: Wife, Cole Cottin. Hobbies: Music, outdoor recreation and cooking.

“I knew that I wanted to work outdoors and I knew that I wanted to be my own boss, and that kind of limited what I was able to do,” he said, with a laugh. In 2007, he received a bachelor’s degree at the University of California Santa Cruz, where he studied sustainability in agricultural food systems. That’s where he met his wife, Cole Cottin, of Lawrence. Two years later, they moved to Virginia, where he was an assistant farm manager. They decided to put their roots down in Lawrence because land is considerably cheaper compared to where they lived in Virginia and California. They are farming about 2 acres south of town. This season, they will be selling their produce — mostly tomatoes, potatoes, squash and melons — at The Merc and farmers’ markets, and they will be supplying some local restaurants. “The local food movement here is strong and it’s thriving, but it’s growing, too. That’s really important,” he said. — Health reporter Karrey Britt can be reached at 832-7190.



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Recycling responsibilities suit Lawrence father By Christine Metz

Tom Boxberger spends his day sorting through other people’s trash. And besides being a third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles, there isn’t anything else he’d rather be doing. Boxberger’s domain is a 5,000-square-foot warehouse on Kansas University’s West Campus. Almost every item that is recycled at KU passes through this facility. With help from a group of student employees, Boxberger sorts through paper, plastic and metal products, turns them in to tightly packed bales and then ships them to processing plants. “It’s a dirty job. Not everyone would want to do it,” said Jeff Severin, who is director of KU’s Center for Sustainability. “But he has the energy and excitement about recycling that makes him a good fit for that kind of work.” When Boxberger saw the posting seven years ago, it was as if someone had created a job just for him. Prior to that, he had spent 11 years traveling around the country installing energy-efficient lighting. After his daughter was born, he looked for a job that would keep him closer to home. He found one at KU’s electric shop. That’s where he saw the opening for managing KU’s recycling warehouse. The “absolute perfect job,” he said. Everyday Boxberger goes home knowing that he has helped the planet in some small way. “I know what I do isn’t that big of a deal and that there are so many other people out there doing so many other things to help the environment,” Boxberger said. “But this is what I do, and I do it well. So, I enjoy it.” Since managing KU’s recycling warehouse, Boxberger has moved to three different locations, a

testament to how much recycling has increased on campus. Most of Boxberger’s time is spent inside the warehouse. He depends on a steady stream of KU students bringing in the recycling bins from around campus. It’s a physically demanding job and one that allows for few breaks. If he slows down, the recycling stacks up. The warehouse is remarkably neat. Bins sit stacked on shelves, and bundles of plastic containers are piled in towering rows. In the morning, Boxberger fires up the baler to conquer the tubs full of newspapers that come into the facility. Everything in the warehouse has its place. “My talent is that I’m really good at organizing,” Boxberger said. While few people visit him at the recycling facility, Boxberger’s face might be recognizable around Lawrence as an umpire for Lawrence’s softball and kickball leagues. It’s a part-time job that gives him exercise and occasional grief from players. “They are extremely different,” Boxberger said of the two jobs. Boxberger’s passion for recycling dates back to his childhood in Russell, when his family would collect aluminum cans. His dad crafted a hydraulic press to crush them. “There wasn’t much recycling in Russell, but my parents still recycle,” he said. Over the years, he’s been a recycling evangelist to friends, chiding them when they throw recyclable items in the trash. While recycling is important, Boxberger said it’s actually third in a list of what all of us should do to help the planet. “Reduce is first, and reuse is second,” he said. Boxberger’s influence goes beyond KU. At Schwe-

BOXBERGER sorts newspapers at his West Campus warehouse. He’s held the job about seven years.

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TOM BOXBERGER starts another day at the Kansas University recycling warehouse on West Campus, where he crushes and ships materials brought to him by student workers. gler School, where his daughters attended school, he hauled recycling tubs to the Walmart Community Recycling Center once a week for eight to nine years. “It was just nice to have someone as excited about recycling as I was and willing to do it with such a good attitude,” said Deborah Norwood, a fourth-grade teacher who established the recycling program at the school. Over the years, Boxberger has transported more than 60 tons of recycling from the school, Norwood estimates. His family — wife, Sheri, and two daughters, Elyse and Gretchen, would help. “I don’t know what we would have done without the Boxbergers,” Norwood said. Boxberger was known for praising the students if they had done a good job sorting that week or filled 15 tubs instead of 10, even though it meant extra lugging for him, Norwood said. Schwegler recently

the recycling center. But he still comes by once a week to collect cans. “He’s my go-to-guy for recycling,” Norwood said.

TOM BOXBERGER Raised: In Russell Occupation: Manager of Kansas University’s recycling warehouse. How long he’s been on the job: Seven years. In that time, he has been in three different warehouses. Before his job with the recycling department, Boxberger worked in KU’s electric shop and for a company that installed energy efficient lighting. Why he looks so familiar: Boxberger’s night and weekend job is umpiring games for Lawrence’s city recreational leagues. So you’ve probably spotted him at softball, kickball and baseball games. Family: Wife Sheri and two daughters, Elyse and Gretchen.

In the end, Boxberger said all he wants is to encourage more people to think about what they can keep out of the trash. “That is the best thing I can do,” Boxberger said. “It is so, so easy to recycle.” — Reporter Christine Metz can be reached at 832-6352.

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Health Care Baldwin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is accepting applications for the following positions: • Full Time RN - 2-10 M-F • 2 Full Time CNAs - both double weekends • 1 Part Time CNA - weekends only Please call Lori or Chelsea at 785-594-6492. DENTAL ASSISTANT Respected dental office is looking for a full time Dental Assistant. We will train the right person. Must be energetic, friendly and team oriented. Great benefits available. Mail resume to: PO Box 3745, Lawrence, KS 66046 or fax resume to: 785-843-1218

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RN Tele Health Coordinator Windsor Place At Home Care is Seeking RN with a strong affinity for technology to serve as our Tele Health Coordinator. Must have clinical nursing background with clinical informatics preferred and expert knowledge of Word & Excel. Project management experience coupled with “can-do” approach would be great.

Office support for Tele Health Need office support person for Tele Health operations office in Lawrence. Must be proficient in Word and Excell. Some travel is required to perform occasional trouble shooting and training of clients; use of personal vehicle. Requires well-honed interpersoanl skills and patience for demonstrations and assisting.

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SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Physical Therapist Enthusiastic Physical Therapist wanted for full or part time position with progressive and fun early intervention program. tiny-k Early Intervention serves infants and toddlers, birth to three with specials needs, and their families, in Lawrence and Douglas County, KS. Applicant must have experience working with young children and families, and conducting home visits. Team uses EBP, primary provider and coaching. Current KS license required. Please send cover letter, resume, & 3 references to: Director tiny-k Early Intervention 2619 W. 6th, Suite B Lawrence, KS 66049 Or email to: By May 9 Position to begin May 31 EOE

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full time or part time Wanted for small apt. complex in Lawrence, KS. Applicantmust be: friendly & personable, dependable & professional, possess computer knowledge/ skills, be effective communicator (verbally and in writing) & have ability to complete misc. daily tasks Please send resume to: Stephanie Abbott Property Mgmt. Office 2257 SW Romar Road Topeka, KS 66614

Mediaphormedia is seeking a Software Developer with significant experience in developing cutting-edge web sites and applications, preferably on an open-source (LAMP-style) platform. We are looking for candidates with a minimum of four years experience developing on the web with dynamic languages; excellent teamwork abilities; strong conceptual and problem solving skills; understanding of different platforms, browsers and other relevant internet technologies; working knowledge of information architecture concepts; and relentless attention to detail. Ideal candidates will have a strong dedication to web standards and web development best practices, including extensive experience with database-backed development. We support and participate in the development of the Django web framework, which began as an in house project and now is an opensource platform with a vibrant user community. Strong preference will be given to candidates with Django framework experience. However, we will train the right person who demonstrates passion for their work and a willingness to learn. This position will develop, support, and maintain our “Ellington” content management platform, our “Marketplace” online business directory product and other new projects and diversification efforts as specified. Mediaphormedia is the award-winning commercial software division of The World Company, a communications and media company based in Lawrence, Kansas. Mediaphormedia is widely considered to be one of the most innovative news and media organizations in the country employing some of the best and brightest online media developers. We offer an excellent benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401k, paid time off, employee discounts on your JournalWorld subscription and more! Background check, pre-employment drug screen and physical lift assessment required.

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for lease: 800 Comet Lane approximately 8,000 sq.ft. building perfect for service or contracting business. Has large overhead doors and plenty of work and storage room. Bob Sarna 785-841-7333

Rental Property Wanted

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) desires to lease approx 9,993 usa2BR country home near ble sq ft of space for use Baldwin, 2 bath, CA, appls., by the Health Resource deck, carport. avail. June. Center, in the Topeka to Lawrence, Kansas area. $700. Sm. pet? 785-594-3801 2BR, 2121 Tennessee, full basement, 1 bath, fenced. Pets OK. Available August. $800/mo. 785-748-0690 3BR near KU, 1 3/4 bath, CA, W/D, 1009 W 20th Terr. Avail. Aug. 1st, $1,050/mo. No pets. Call 913-238-4199 3BR, 1 bath, 1 car garage, fenced yard, lots of trees, 3805 Shadybrook, quiet SW area. $850/mo. 785-842-8428

The space must be contiguous with an open floor plan and preferably on an upper floor level of a bldg (above the first floor) and can be provided by modification of existing space. On-site parking for approx 100 spaces is required. The space must meet American with Disability Act (ADA) and other government standards for persons with disabilities.

3BR, 1.5 bath, 2 living areas, CA, DW, 1 car garage. No pets. 2407 Yale. $950/mo. Avail. August. 785-423-4427 3+BR, 1728 W. 19th Terr., 1.5 bath, full size kitchen w/ appls., W/D, DR, LR, Rec. rm., privacy fence, $1,300. Avail. Aug. 1. 913-271-3720 3BR — 2109 Mitchell, 1 story, 1 bath, garage, AC, DW, W/D hookups. No pets. $775/mo. Call 785-841-5797

3BR, 1 bath, 2641 Maverick Lane. Very nice. Has 1 car garage. Available Now. 2BR, 2 bath, all elect., W/D, $825/mo. Call 785-842-7644 lots of cabinet space, & cathedral ceiling with skylight . Water & trash paid.

FALL Leasing Now & 1 Unit is Avail. Now!

Move In Special: $750/mo.

5BR, 3 bath, 3 levels with FP, finished bsmt., 2 car in west Lawrence. $1,600/mo. Avail. now. 785-312-0631

6BR (3 non-conforming), 2 bath ranch, 1741 W. 25th St. Open plan, laundry rm, 3-4BR, 2903 University. 2 bsmt. w/FR, 1 car garage. bath, New carpet, counter- $1,300/mo. 785-375-5200 tops, W/D included, $900, Avail. Aug. 1st. 785-841-9646 Apartments, Houses & Duplexes. 785-842-7644 3BR townhome for $855/mo. Avail. Aug. FP, walk in closets, private patios. 1 pet ok. 785-842-3280 (Lawrence, KS)

AVAIL. June, July & Aug. 3BR, 2 bath, major appls., FP, 2 car. 785-865-2505


Now Leasing for June 1st & Aug. 1st 3 & 4 Bedroom single family homes at Lake Pointe Villas

3BR, 2.5 bath, FP, all appls.+ W/D, 2 car garage. Pet ok. $950. 1514B Legends Trail 1,900 sq. ft., 3.5 - 4 bath, 1 Dr., Lawrence. 785-218-1784 car garage. Close to Clinton Lake, K-10 & turnpike. Pets ok with pet deposit. Apartments, Houses & Development has pool. Duplexes. 785-842-7644



* 3BR & 4BR, 2 LR * 2-Car Garage * Kitchen Appls., W/D * Daylight/Walkout Bsmt. * Granite Countertops Showing By Appt.

Call 785-842-1524 www.mallardproperties

Now Leasing for June 1st & Aug. 1st 3 & 4 Bedroom single family homes on W. 22nd Ct., Lawrence

2,200 - 2,600 sq. ft. Some are brand new houses. 2.5 baths, 2 & 3 car garages. Close to Clinton Lake, K-10, & turnpike. Pets ok with pet deposit. Development has pool.





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Sofa & Chair: Queen sleeper sofa & matching chair-&-a-half in dark green w/subtle earthtone accents & a little oak trim. Good condition. $50 for the pair. Call 785-979-3044

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Sofa: Good condition 1101 Sunset, Lawrence brown sofa with two decoOpen Sun, 2-4PM rative pillows. $75. Call 4BR, 2.5 bath, formal LR & 785-393-7772. DR, woodburning FP, 1,565 sq. ft. Exposed colored TV Cabinet/stand: Teakconcrete floors thru-out. wood. 40”Hx45”Wx20D. Newer CA, kitchen, baths, Can be stand or cabinet. roof. No bsmt. Modern $80. 785-749-5003 minimalist look. Wood privacy fenced yard w/patio, 2 car attached garage. Gift Ideas Close to KU, 1 block from Hillcrest school. $235,000. Give the perfect gift for Linda Boyd, Owner/Agent Mother’s Day 316-655-6458 and show you care with

Lawrence 2BR, 2 bath, 2 story duplex, 1,200 sq. ft., big back yard. 4230 Timberline Ct. FSBO. $124,500. Call 785-842-9961 LET US HELP YOU, MAKE your dreams come true! Affordable grand pianos from top-quality brands! Mid-America Piano 800-950-3774

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Household Misc. China. 4 place settings of Lenexa-based Celebrity china, white rose pattern. Pattern still made. Beautiful and timeless. Still in box, never used, $80. Call 785-393-5600.

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BIG BEAUTIFUL ARIZONA LAND $99/mo. $0 down, $0 interest, Golf BarBQue Grill: Nice, $35. Course, Nat’l Parks.1 Please call for more inforhour from Tucson Int’l mation, 785-691-7554 Airport Guaranteed Financing, No Credit Daylilies: 1 gallon “Stella Checks. Pre-recorded De Oro” - $3 each. Please msg. 1-800-631-8164 call 785-749-5003 Code 4001. Hen & Chicks. Outdoor plants. Three dozen. $5. per dozen. 785-842-8776. LAND LIQUIDATION Lawn & Garden Tools: For 20 Acres $0 Down, sale: Pitch forks, shovels, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 sledge hammer, post hole Near Growing El Paso, digger, $10 each. ball pein Texas hammer, Tree saw, corn (2nd safest U.S. City) knife, $8 each. Owner Financing, 816-377-8928 NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee Lawnmower: 22” push type FREE Color Brochure mower. $30. Please call 800-755-8953 785-691-7554


• Studio/office, Wi-Fi avail., 123 Acres, near Big Springs private bathroom, 697 sq.ft. on 40 Hwy, 9 mi. W. of Law• Climate controlled garage rence. Pasture, ponds. — 503 sq. ft., shared bath $1,900/acre . 785-845-6238 785-842-5227 for more info 785-842-1069

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Great Locations! Great Prices! 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

2 - 3 Bedrooms starting at $595/mo! 2 Lawrence Locations

3BR, 1 bath, DW, hardwood floors, full bsmt. lg. trees, 2BR, 1 bath, 2100 Haskell. fenced, W/D avail. $850/ A lease term of up to 10 Some with study. $550 - mo. + low utils. 785-749-3193 yrs will be considered $650/mo. Available June & with a five (5) yr firm and August. Call 785-842-7644 a renewal option of up to an additional five (5) yrs.

Walk-in closets, W/D, DW, Pets ok. 785-842-5227 fitness center, pool, more 700 Comet Ln. 785-832-8805 2BRs from $550 - $800/mo. 4BR farmhouse $1,200/mo.. 785-832-8728 / 785-331-5360

Cedarwood Apts


2 & 3BR units

3BR bi-level, lg. BRs, 1 car, 2 3BR, study, appls. in lovely 1/2 bath, W/D hookup, DW, home. 1028 Ohio, near KU/ FP, No pets. 2406 Alabama downtown. $1,350/mo. Low $850. August. 785-841-5454 utils., parking. 785-979-6830 3BR, 2 1/2 bath, 2 car, W/D 3BR — 2325 Yale, 2 story, 2 hookup, DW, FP, close to bath, CA, W/D hookup, DW, Free State. No pets. $900/ FP, 2 car garage, no pets. mo. Aug. 1st. 785-841-5454 $850/mo. Call 785-841-5797 3BR, 2.5 bath, W/D hookup, 1,400 sq. ft., 2 car, near bus Ad Astra Apartments route, lawn care. $900/mo. 1 & 2 BRs from $390/mo. avail. May 1st. 785-979-4386 Call MPM for more details 3BR, wood floors, W/D, DW. at 785-841-4935 Pet Friendly. Water paid. $930/mo. 1624 Tennessee Apartments, Houses & St., Lawrence. 785-393-6443 Duplexes. 785-842-7644 Apartments, Houses & Duplexes. 785-842-7644

1/2 Off August Rent

Mobile Homes

w/electric only, no gas some with W/D included

3BR — 1131 Tennessee, 1st floor, 1 bath. Avail. Aug. No Duplexes pets. $680/mo. 785-841-5797 1311 Wakarusa - office space available. 200 sq. ft. 3BR - 2121 Inverness, 2 - 6,000 sq. ft. For details story, 2.5 bath, CA, DW, call 785-842-7644 W/D hookup, 2 car, 1 pet 1BR duplex near E. K-10 acok. $940/mo. 785-841-5797 cess. Stove, refrig., off-st. 3BR, 1 bath. 831 Tennessee. parking. 1 yr. lease. $410/ Newly remodeled. CA, DW, mo. No pets. 785-841-4677 Microwave, W/D, & deck. 2BR remodeled duplex. 2119 $1,260/mo. 785-842-7644 Pikes Peek, Lawrence. AC, 2 bath, DW, W/D hookup. No pets. $765/mo. 785-842-7644

1 and 2 Bedrooms Gas, Water & Trash Paid

Area Open Houses

OWNER WILL FINANCE 3BR, 2 bath, CH/CA. Clean Move in ready - Lawrence Call 816-830-2152

Income restrictions apply 2BR — 1214 Tennessee. In 4- Sm. Dog Welcome EOH Sat., April 30th plex. 1 bath, DW, CA. $450 / mo. No pets. 785-841-5797 Studios & 1BRs - Half Block 11:30AM - 1:30 PM to KU. Some utilities paid. 149 Pinecone Dr., Lawrence Laundry, off-street park1, 2, & 3BR townhomes 2BR - 415 W. 17th, laundry ing. Call 785-842-7644 avail. in Coop units on site, wood floors, off-st. start at $412 - $485/mo. parking, CA. No pets. $500/ Two 2,000 sq.ft. 3BR apts. Water, trash, sewer paid. mo. Water pd. 785-841-5797 above Jayhawk Bookstore Membership & Equity avail. June 1st. $1,250/mo. Fee Required. EHO 2BR - 940 Tennessee, 2nd each apt. with 3 parking floor, CA, laundry, DW. No spaces. Call 785-331-5463. FIRST MONTH FREE! pets. $710/mo. 785-841-5797 Back patio, CA, hard wood floors, full bsmt., VILLA 26 APTS. stove, refrig., W/D 3BR - 1000 Alma, 2 Story, 2 Fall Leasing for hookup, garbage disbath, DW, microwave, W/D 1 & 2 Bedrooms plus posal, Reserved parking. hookup, CA, 2 car, 1 pet ok. 2 & 3BR townhomes On site management & $815/mo. Call 785-841-5797 & 3BR Avail. Now. maintenance. 24 hr. emerMove-in Specials! gency maintenance. 3BR - 1010 Alma, 2 story, 2 bath, CA, DW, W/D hookup, Quiet, great location on KU Stop by April 30th or call bus route, no pets, W/D in 2 car garage, 1 pet ok. for private appt. or info: all units. 785-842-5227 $825/mo. 785-841-5797 785-842-2545

19th & Iowa, Lawrence

Spacious 2 & 3BR Homes for Aug. $840 or $945/mo. W/D hookup, 2 car, 1 pet ok, FP, walk-in closets. 785-842-3280


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Antiques Final Closeout Sale on Retail Store. 1113 Mass. Lawrence. MOST BOOKS $5-$7 (many $3 books, some even less). Sale now thru May 15th. Several old bikes as well. Vagabond Bookman Our warehouse (by appt only) will remain open. Call anytime 800-318-2665, 785-842-2665 or 785-393-2665 Still buying and selling.

Location: To be considered, space must be within the following delineated areas: Starting at Hwy 70 and Urish Rd, Topeka, KS; South on Baby & Children's Urish Rd; East to SW 37th St.; South to Wanamaker Items Rd; East to SW 53rd St.; South to Burlingame Rd; Lakeshore. 112 piece LakeEast to SW 57th St.; South shore “Nuts and Bolts” on Highway 75; East to SE manipulatives. Perfect for 93rd St. continuing East Pre-School or Day Care to SE 89th St.; North to education. New condition. E-100 Rd; East to Stull $15. 785 842 4641 Rd/Co Rd 442 continuing East to W 6th St.; South Lakeshore. Lakeshore 90 colored trains, on SR-10/S Lawrence piece Trafficway, Lawrence, KS; planes, cars, trucks manipulatives. Use to sort, North to SR10/Highway 59; East to W 31st St.; pattern, color and type classification. $15. South to Haskell Ave.; East to 35th St.; North to 785-842-4641 E-1750 Rd/Noria Rd.; Little Tykes. TOTSPORT North on a line from Noria Bowling Set. New condiRd to Hwy 70; West on tion. $7. 785-842-4641 Highway 70 to Urish Rd, Topeka, KS.

Building Materials

A market survey of properties offered for lease STEEL ARCH BUILDINGS will be conducted by VA. Huge Savings on some of Interested offerors our Spring Clearance (owners, brokers, or their Buildings Selling for Ballegal representatives) ance Owed Plus Repos should submit one (1) 16x20, 20x24, 25x30, etc. copy of specific informa- Supplies Won’t Last!!! tion concerning their 1-866-339-7449 properties to Lerlita Garcia by mail, fax, or Toilets: Crane toilet (2) e-mail no later than white, round, 15” with 4:00pm EST on May 12, tanks and seats, 1.6 per gal 2011 at the following ad- flush, excellent condition $40 each Basehor area dress: 913-724-2147, 913-748-7299 Lerlita Garcia, CPAC 201 Hay Street, Suite 305, Clothing Fayetteville, NC 28301 (P: 910-482-5053 Purse: New Large Gucci F: 910-822-7113) email: Purse and woman’s Gucci Shoes 8 1/2. 100 for both or Usable sq ft does not in- can sell separate. Call me clude such areas as at 785-393-2310 can text stairs, lobbies, elevators, pictures if interested. Must mechanical and utility See!! rooms, ducts, shafts, vestibules and public corriFurniture dors, and public toilets required by local code. Walnut, 4 The Government is lim- Bedroom Set: ited by law (40 USC 278a, poster (14 inch posts) douas Amended 10-1-81) to ble bed with matching 3 pay no more than the ap- drawer dresser & attached praised fair rental value tilt mirror. Circa 1931. Bed Dresser for space. This advertise- excellent cond. ment is not a solicitation has a few scuff marks on for offers, nor is it a re- top. $75. 785-749-5222 quest for proposals. A solicitation for offers may Hide-a-bed: Nice, no tears, be issued by at a later $45. Call after 4PM: 785date. 856-0175 or 785-832-1049.

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HUGE MULTI-FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALES SAT., May 7, 8am-2pm 3215 Nottingham Court Sales on: Huntington Ct., Huntington Rd., Nottingham Ct., Nottingham Rd., Old TVs for sale. CHEAP! and Calvin Dr. $5-10 or best offer. Divorce Subdivision located East not so much Call of Kasold between Huntington Rd and Calvin Dr 785-842-7692 ask for Leroy. (north of Peterson). Furniture: bedroom furn. (nightstands, queen 4 poster head & footboard Wanted: Used 50cc Gas w/frame), Double bed w/ Scooter. Call 785-979-6874 headboard, entertainment or email me at center, buffet, office chairs, 3 cushion sofa, 2 upholstered wing back chairs, dining room sets, various rugs, wooden desks, antique oak cupboard top.

Want To Buy

2 Family Garage Sale Fri. 4/29 8am-12pm. Sat. 4/30 7a-1pm.

Baby/Children: clothing, blankets, toys (all ages), jogging stroller, car seat & stroller set, puzzles, games, changing table, diaper genie w/liners, bassinet, infant board books and children books to reading level 4, videos, toddler bike seat.

3222 Huntington Rd., N of Kasold & Peterson.

Clothing: Male & female; infant to adult sizes

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High quality items for sale inclduing: Pro-Form Treadmill, Train table, Fisher Price Basketball goal and tricycle, High Back Car Booster Seats, CD player, Sony 5-disc CD changer, Pioneer Speakers: VINTAGE InStereo Receiver, Stereo finity RS4001 Speakers. Cabinet, Women’s Golf Tweeter & mid-range Clubs, Nike Women’s control. Cabinet in excelGolf Shoes, Baby Monilent condition. New foam tors, Fax Machine, Desk, and they will still rock the Name brand clothes for room! Reduced to $100 men, women and kids, for the pair OR MAKE AN Kids Telescope, Home OFFER! Call 785-841-7635. Decor, A lot of new and Please leave message. used KU apparel, Antique Oak Kitchen Table & Spring in & check out Chairs, Antique Childs our New Spring Rocker, Front Porch Line-up! Bench, Oak Dresser, Sony 21” TV, Ladies Name Brand Purses, New Digital, Grand, Drill, Lawn Sprayer, & Vertical pianos! Christmas Lights, Christmas Dishes, Storage Mid-America Piano Shelves, Child Roller 785-537-3774 Skates, Coleman Gas Grill, Yard Toys, small Radio Flyer Wagon, 2 BB guns, shoes for men, STEINWAY & SONS women, and girls, JR golf PIANOS club set, Head Board for Models A, B, D, L, M, & S Queen bed, large decoraVint., Artcase & Rebuilt. tive clock, bread maBeautiful consoles too! chine, white window Mid-America Piano blinds, garden hoses, 785-537-3774 coffee table made from Allen Fieldhouse floor, Sports-Fitness toys for girls, Whirlpool washing machine (6 Equipment months old/like new) and more quality items. Coleman Camp Stove: $20. for more info. please call You won’t be disappointed! 785-856-1028 GUN SHOW APRIL 30-MAY 1 SAT. 8-5 & SUN. 9-3 KCI EXPO CENTER (11730 N AMBASSADOR DR) EXIT #12 OFF I-29 EXIT #36 OFF I-435 BUY-SELL-TRADE This is a bonafide GUN SHOW not an overhyped flea market INFO: (563) 927-8176 GUN SHOW APRIL 30-MAY 1 SAT. 9-5 & SUN. 9-3 WICHITA KANSAS COLISEUM (I-135 & E 85TH ST. N) BUY-SELL-TRADE INFO: (563) 927-8176 Treadmill: Pro form 580 XP crosstrainer, $300/best offer. Used very little. 785-865-8244

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Lots of Baby/Toddler items, clothing and furniture! Friday 7am-noon, 621 Arrowhead Drive.

All items in GREAT condition! Kelty backpack (used only 2-3 times!), white crib with drawer, white changing table with drawer, white Pottery Barn baskets & red/white gingham liners, white glider and stool with chambray padding, 2 strollers, infant car seat with 2 bases, infant/toddler convertible car seat, movement monitor, digital baby monitor, exersaucer, boys clothes sizes 3 months-3T, Avent bottles, Little Tikes slide, bike trailer, lots of toys, double comforter set and sheets, misc. household items

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Multi-family Garage Sale and Plant Sale

Benefits Relay for Life & American Cancer Society

Friday, April 29 Saturday, April 30 8AM to 6PM 2310 Orchard Lane Lawrence Multi-family sale with many misc. items including: furniture, appliances, electronics, household items, exercise equipment, books, clothing. Plant sale will include a variety of perennials from our gardens. All proceeds will benefit our Relay for Life team “Vals Pals” for American Cancer Society 2

Garage Sale Sat., Apr. 30 8AM-2PM 909 Pamela Lane (off of 9th St.)

Avenger mobility scooter, Clothing: girl’s (3T - 5T), boy’s (med. & lg.), women’s (sm. & med.), all in great cond. & name brand. Nursing scrubs (sizes sm. & med.). Lots of toys including Barbies, dolls, & buckets of legos. DVDs, couch, kitchen table w/6 chairs, fabric & knitting supplies, rocking chair with ottoman, Little Tykes outdoor toys, handheld PSP, X-box, X-box games, Wii games, Playstation 2 games, tons of Yugioh cards, wooden loft bed w/built in dresser - shelves - desk, bassinet that vibrates & plays music and so much more.


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For Everything Electrical Committed to Excellence Since 1972 Full Service Electrical Contractor

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• Garage Doors • Openers • Service • Installation Call 785-842-5203 or visit us at /freestategaragedoors

General Services Gardens Tilled, Basements Garages, attics, Auction & Estate Cleanup. Light Hauling. 913-526-3587, 913-938-2636

Banquet Room Available for Corporate Parties, Wedding Receptions, Fundraisers Bingo Every Friday Night 1803 W 6th St. (785) 843-9690 http://lawrencemarket

785-766-7700 http://lawrencemarketplace. com/allcore

Locally owned & operated.

Free estimates/Insured.

Pet Services Complete Roofing

Tearoffs, Reroofs, Redecks * Storm Damage * Leaks * Roof Inspections

We’re There for You!



“Call for a Free Home Demo”

Garrison Roofing Since 1982

Specializing in: Residential & Commercial Tearoffs Asphalt & Fiberglass Shingling Cedar Shake Shingles

Call 785-841-0809 garrison_roofing Find us on Facebook Pine Landscape Center 785-843-6949

Dependable & Reliable Pet sitting, feeding, overnights, walks, more References! Insured! 785-550-9289

Prompt Superior Service Residential * Commercial Tear Off * Reroofs

Free Estimates

Insurance Work Welcome


Plumbing mclaughlinroofing

Santa Fe Professional Mowers

Lawn Mow $ 75. per month Aeration $ 35., Fertilize $ 35. Mulch, Bush Trim & more.


Seamless aluminum guttering. Many colors to choose from. Install, repair, screen, clean-out. Locally owned. Insured. Free estimates.


Signal Ridge Mowing Quality Lawn Mowing $25 per lawn. 785-248-9572

Heating & Cooling


mow, mulch, rake, tree/shrub trimming Marty Goodwin 785-979-1379

Free Estimates on replacement equipment! Ask us about Energy Star equipment & how to save on your utility bills.

Roger, Kevin or Sarajane

785-843-2244 www.lawrencemarketplace. com/scotttemperature

Flower Beds, Mulching, Mowing, Weedeating, Pruning & Retaining walls. Noe Singleterry 913-585-1450

Landscape Cleanup Spring cleanup and mulch Weekly weeding available CheapScapes 785-979-4727

Low Maintenance Landscape, Inc.


Full Remodels & Odd Jobs, Interior/Exterior Painting, Installation & Repair of: Decks, Drywall, Siding, Gutters, Privacy Fencing, Doors, & Trim. Insured 20 yrs. experience

Git-R-Done Repairs Home, Barns, Sheds, Roofing, Painting, Siding Call Jeff 785-393-5201 Home Repair Services Interior/Exterior Carpentry, Plumbing, Windows, Doors Wood Rot Repair, & more. 35 yrs. exp. Free est. 913-636-1881/913-583-1624 If You Have Small Home/Carpentry Repairs or Projects. Call Everett at 785-218-8633 JASON TANKING CONSTRUCTION New Construction Framing, Remodels, Additions, Decks Fully Ins. & Lic. 785.760.4066 http://lawrencemarket

No Job Too Big or Small

Int. & Ext. Remodeling All Home Repairs Mark Koontz

• Baths • Kitchens • Rec Rooms • Tile • Windows •Doors •Trim •Wood Rot Since 1974 GARY 785-856-2440 Licensed & Insured

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Plan Now For Next Year • Custom Pools, Spas & Water Features • Design & Installation • Pool Maintenance (785) 843-9119

Lawn, Garden & Nursery



24 emergency service Missouri (816) 421-0303 Kansas (913) 328-4437

Leaks, Flashing, Masonry. Residential, Commercial References, Insured.

KW Service 785-691-5949

Sewing Service & Repair Bob’s BERNINA

Sewing and Vacuum Center


1210 Lakeview Court, Innovative Planting Design Construction & Installation www.lawrencemarketplace. com/lml

Home Improvements

Re-Roofs: All Types Roofing Repairs Siding & Windows FREE Estimates (785) 749-0462


http://lawrencemarketplace. com/rivercityhvac

Air Conditioning/ & Heating/Sales & Srvs.

“When You’re Ready, We’re Reddi” •Sales •Service •Installations •Free Estimate on replacements all makes & models Commercial Residential Financing Available

Summer Mowing or 1 Time 15+ Years Experience & Dependable! Also do yard work & some hauling. Call Harold 785-979-5117

“Your Comfort Is Our Business.” Installation & Service Residential & Commercial (785) 841-2665


NOT Your ordinary bicycle store!

We Work With Your Insurance Inspections are FREE

• Mowing • Spring/Fall Clean-up • Irrigation • Chemical Applications FREE ESTIMATES 785-865-2724

1783 E 1500 Rd, Lawrence


Bus. 913-269-0284

Eagles Lodge

Hail & Wind Storm Specialists

Supplying all your Painting needs. Serving Lawrence and surrounding areas for over 25 years.



Mudjacking, waterproofing. We specialize in Basement Repair & pressure Grouting, Level & Straighten Walls, & Bracing on Walls. B.B.B. FREE ESTIMATES Since 1962 WAGNER’S 785-749-1696


Allcore Roofing & Restoration

Roofs, Guttering, Windows, Siding, & Interior Restoration

Time For Change

Martin Floor Covering

Recycle Your Furniture

Employment Services

CONCRETE INC. Your local concrete repair specialists Sidewalks, Patios, Driveways

Quality work at a fair price!

Kitchen/Bath Remodel Carpet ,Tile, Wood, Stone Showroom 4910 Wakarusa Ct, Ste B (785) 843-8600 http://lawrencemarketplace. com/wildgreen



Christensen Floor Care LLC. Wood, Tile, Carpet, Concrete, 30 yrs. exp. 785-842-8315 http://lawrencemarketplace. com/christensenfloorcare lynncommunications

Computer/Internet Computer too slow? Viruses/Malware? Need lessons? Questions? or 785-979-0838


Interior Decorating

For All Your Battery Needs

Hite Collision Repair

Retired Carpenter, Deck Repairs, Home repairs: Int. & Ext., Doors, Handrails, Windows, Stairs, Siding, Wood Rot, Power wash, stone, concrete. 785-766-5285

Bankruptcy, Tax Negotiation, Foreclosure Defense - Call for Free consultation. Cloon Legal Services 888-845-3511 “We are a federally designated debt relief agency.”

602 E 9th St | 785-843-4522


Pristine Cleaning Affordable, honest, reliable, cleaning services - home or office. Experienced. Quality work. Refs. 785-393-7007 Across The Bridge In North Lawrence 903 N 2nd St | 785-842-2922 battery

(785) 550-1565


Dave’s Construction

Dave Blair

Rentals Available! Quality Pre-owned Cars & Trucks Buy Sell Trade Financing Available 308 E. 23rd St. Lawrence

Auto-Home- BusinessLife- Health Dennis J. Donnelly Insurance Inc. 913-268-5000 11211 Johnson Dr.


785-842-3311 • Decks • Gazebos • Framing For Promotions & More Info: • Siding • Fences http://lawrencemarketplace • Additions • Remodel .com/kansas_carpet_care • Weatherproofing & Staining Insured, 20 yrs. experience. 785-550-5592

For a Great Deal on a Great Car Come See

Bryant Collision Repair Mon-Fri. 8AM-6PM We specialize in Auto Body Repair, Paintless Dent Repair, Glass Repair, & Auto Accessories. 785-843-5803 bryant-collision-repair

MB Mowing

Call for Quality Lawn care 785-893-4128

All Your Banking Needs


Automotive Services

Renovations Kitchen/Bath Remodels House Additions & Decks Quality Work Affordable Prices


Carpets & Rugs

at Jack Ellena Honda Experience Honda Reliability & Fuel Efficiency with professional customer Service Our Pre-Owned inventory is mostly local trades that have passed Stringent Mechanical Inspections. Cell (785) 979-2827 Dealership (785) 843-0550 Ask me about the College Grad program.....

• Full Color Printing • Banners & Decals • Vehicle Graphics • Yard Signs • Magnets • Stationary & Much More!! 785-856-7444 1717 W. 6th


Full Service Gas Station 100% Ethanol-Free Gasoline Auto Repair Shop - Automatic Car Washes Starting At Just $3 2815 W 6th St | 785-843-1878 http://lawrencemarketplace. com/westside66

Automotive Sales Automotive Sales

Lawrence’s Newest Sign Shop

Love’s Lawncare Free Estimates and Quality Service Senior Discounts call Danny 785-220-3925


A+ Lawn Mowing

Affordable + Reliable Quality mowing & trimming 785-979-4727

Affordable Mowing

Lawn Care • Yards • Pastures • Fertilizing Program • Light Tree Trimming Call Terry 913-721-2316

Baldwin Trees & Lawns Since 1996 785-691-8835

Earthtones Landscape & Lawn Mowing, Spring clean up, Monthly bed maintenance, Renovation, Retaining walls 10% off 1st Mo. 785-856-5566 Golden Rule Lawncare Complete lawncare Service Eugene Yoder Call for Free Est. Insured. 785-224-9436

Green Grass Lawn Care

15 yrs exp, Mowing, Yard Clean-up, Tree Trimming, Snow Removal All jobs considered. 15% Sr. Discount. 785-312-0813, 785-893-1509


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2449 B Iowa St. 785-842-1595

Haul Free: Salvageable items. Minimum charge: other moving/hauling jobs. Also Maintenance/Cleaning for home/business, inside/out plumbing / electrical & more. 785-841-6254

M-F 9-6, Th 9-8, Sat 9-4 CLASSES FORMING NOW Servicing Most Model Sewing Machines, Sergers & Vacs www.lawrencemarketplace. com/bobsbernina


Siding Services

15yr. locally owned and operated company. Professionally trained staff. We move everything from fossils to office and household goods. Call for a free estimate. 785-749-5073 http://lawrencemarketplace. com/starvingartist

. MAGILL PLUMBING • Water Line Services • Septic Tanks / Laterals 913-721-3917 Free Estimates Licensed Insured.

Music Lessons

Siding Installation New Construction, Repair, Replace, Painting Windows, Doors, Remodeling

FREE Estimates Licensed & Insured (785) 312-0581

Piano-Voice-Keyboard Lessons in your home. 16 yrs. exper. Day/eve hrs. avail. Call Gwen at 785-393-4845

Taking Care of Lawrence’s Plumbing Needs for over 35 Years (785) 841-2112 /kastl

Painting A. B. Painting & Repair Int/ext. Drywall, Tile, Siding, Wood rot, & Decks 30 plus yrs. Refs. Free Est. Al 785-331-6994

Inside - Out Painting Service

Complete interior & exterior painting Siding replacement

785-766-2785 Free Estimates Fully Insured inside-out-paint

Int/Ext/Specialty Painting Siding, Wood Rot & Decks

Recycling Services 12th & Haskell Recycle Center, Inc. No Monthly Fee - Always been FREE! Cash for all Metals We take glass! 1146 Haskell Ave, Lawrence 785-865-3730 http://lawrencemarketplace. com/recyclecenter

Interior/Exterior Painting


Trimmed, Shaped, Removed Shrubs, Fenceline Cleaned

Lonnie’s Recycling Inc. Lic. & Ins. 913-268-3120 Buyers of aluminum cans, all type metals & junk vehicles. Mon.-Fri. 8-5, Sat. 8-4, Chris Tree Service 501 Maple, Lawrence. 20yrs. exp. Trees trimmed, 785-841-4855 cut down, hauled off. Free Est. Ins. & Lic. lonnies 913-631-7722, 913-301-3659

Repairs and Services

Quality Work Over 20 yrs. exp.

Call Lyndsey 913-422-7002

Professional Painters Home, Interior, Exterior Painting, Lead Paint Removal Serving Northeast Kansas 785-691-6050

Arborscapes Tree Service Tree trimming & removal Ks Arborists Assoc. Certified Licensed & Insured. 785-760-3684

No Job Too Small Free Est. Lic.

Kate, 785-423-4464

Tree/Stump Removal

Fredy’s Tree Service

cutdown• trimmed• topped Licensed & Insured. 14 yrs experience. 913-441-8641 913-244-7718

Shamrock Tree Service

Water, Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration • Odor Removal • Carpet Cleaning • Air Duct Cleaning •

One Company Is All You Need and One Phone Call Is All You Need To Make (785) 842-0351 primecoat


We Specialize in Fine Pruning If you value your tree for its natural shape and would like to retain its health and beauty in the long term, call on us!


Window Installation/Service

Riffel Painting Co. 913-585-1846

Specializing in new homes & Residential interior and exterior repaints Power Washing Deck staining Sheet Rock Repair

Quality work and products since 1985

Energy World, Inc.


Complete Roofing Services Professional Staff Quality Workmanship http://lawrencemarketplac

in Business since 1983! Super Low Prices on thermal windows, premium vinyl siding, 5-6”seamless gutters, roofs & carports patio covers & glass rooms 816-753-2888, 816-931-6577



4G FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011 Lawrence Lawrence 03

6 family sale

Thur. Fri Sat. Thurs. & Fri. 8-6PM Sat. 7-11AM

Handpainted china, furniture, brass bed frame, couch, books, albums, and misc. 03

Don’t miss this one!

CD player, music (CDs, LPs, 45s), small humidor, desk, entertainment center, men’s and women’s clothing, lots of books, VHSs, decor great for college students, swivel rocker/recliner (needs repair), other assorted knickknacks 04

Furniture, Clothing, Baby needs, Holiday decor, Household goods 250 participating families 04

Huge Multi-Family Garage Sale 1123 & 1127 Sawhill Drive 8:00AM to 4:00PM Friday Only

Children’s bedroom furniture, couch, love seat, and chair, grill, rugs, children’s toys, sports equipment, household items galore, and much, much more!!!!


FRIDAY 1pm- 7pm and

SATURDAY 7am-12pm 5112 Kingsmill Road Lawrence Girls white toddler bed, blue red and yellow metal frame twin bed, 7 ft Xmas tree, metal patio set with round table side table & 6 chairs, Western crocks & jugs, Red Wing crocks & dishes, Lazy Boy recliner, 52” Mistubishi TV, Megatouch MAXX Sapphire edition touch screen bar top video game, coin & currency supplies, LP albums, Size 12 ivory wedding dress NEVER WORN, Faltzgraff dishes & serving pieces, 13” TV, collectible dishes & vases, office supplies, old costume jewelry, old lamps, casino tokens, collectible $1 & 2$ bills, boys clothes size 14-men’s small, girls clothes misc sizes 4-8, women’s shoes and clothes, full and twin blankets, comforters, sleeping bags, football cleats size 10 & 10.5, toys etc 05


We Need to Clear Out SALE! Fri. 4/29, noon - 6pm Sat. 4/30, 8AM-Noon? 4817 Innsbrook

(Parkway 6000 off Wakarusa between Clinton Pkwy and 18th) Futon style bed (cheap) large TV cabinet (with opening for TV on left, shelves to the right, drawers below), women’s clothing size 3X-4X all like new, Easy Spirit shoes size 9-1/2B, lots of fabric, some jewelry, home decor, candle holders, candy molds, VHS videos, some Christmas stuff, boys clothing size 12-14, Cub Scout shirt, toys, kids books, and much more I’m sure!

Help us make room to get at least one car in the garage!


1008 W. 22nd Terrace Lawrence Tables, chairs, beautiful leather top desk, exercise equipment, electronics, & many other items

GARAGE SALE Friday & Saturday April 29 & 30 Fri. 8AM-4PM Sat. 8AM-1PM

3438 Camelback Place (in Alavamar off Kasold) Bedroom suite, Church pews from St. Johns, several trunks, large office desk and armoire, Chrismas & holiday items, clothes, and lots of misc.

TREASURES BEYOND MEASURE FLEA MARKET SATURDAY, APRIL 30 7:00 AM TO 1:00 PM CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH 802 W. 22ND STREET Great vending spaces still available! Set-up begins at 6 A.M. Spaces just $15. In case of rain, held indoors. We Have it All! Including things you didn’t even know you needed. Homemade baked goods, hot dogs, popcorn & cold drinks. VENDORS BRINGING IN A VARIETY OF ITEMS: Children’s “Blinged” out clothing, Quilts, hand crafted items, Wired jewelry, Pandora Beads Mary Kay cosmetics, hats, pillowcases & much more. ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES: Pressed glass dishes, depression glass, Fostoria, cathedral chiming clock, oak syrup bucket, Avon bottles, Korean coverlets, cobalt blue glassware, silver trays & so much more. FURNITURE: Oak Quilt rack, glass topped table, arm chairs, dining room table & chairs, Microwave carts, TV cart, decorative mirror and shelf, wooden queen size headboard, bed frames, baby bed. THIS AND THATS: IBM typewriter, Jewelry boxes, baskets, vases, dessert dishes, Pamper Chef, full set of Star Trek videos, shuffle board game, Little Tykes Kitchen, crock pot, picture frames, games, lamps, baby items, bikes, weights, wheel chair, bed sets, planters, portable CD player, tablecloths, sheets & pillowcases, king-size quilts, fishing equipment, porch swing, Canna Bulbs, garden tools, and books galore.

Fabulous Rummage Sale St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church Stoneridge & W. 6th Friday April 29 8Am-5PM. Saturday April 30 8AM-3PM. Furniture, Clothing, Baby needs, Holiday décor, Household goods

250 participating families



10 19th St

13 15th St / N 1400 Rd

14 E 23rd St








16 N 1250 Rd


List the items in your sale and attract interested buyers. To better serve advertisers and readers, all Lawrence Garage Sales will begin with a map code illustrating the location of each sale. Ad placement within the category is not guaranteed. For information on placing your garage sale ad, call (785) 832-2222 Lawrence 08

Garage Sale: 2710 Grand Cir, Lawrence.

Lawrence 18

Please no early arrivals! Desk, DVD’s, Original Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo 64 gaming system, leather love-seat, Cages By Design terrarium (6ft x 2ft x 2ft), TV’s, Clothes, Surround Sound system, various electronics, various pieces of furniture and much more. 10

CLASSY VINTAGE SALE Trinity Episcopal Church

1011 Vermont Street Lawrence

Friday, April 29 7-9PM

$5 Fee on Fri. Eve

Get Free wine & cheese & 1st Dibs on items for sale

Sat., April 30 9AM - 3PM Antiques, Toys, Games, art, silver, glassware, unique stuff . Old & Newish


Massive Back Yard Sale 807 Illinois St.

(1 block East & 3/4 block North of 9th & Mississippi Streets Kwik Shop. In alley.)

Friday Noon-6? Saturday 8:30AM-? Weather permitting

Items are from a clean home. Priced to sell! Great usable items. I do not have time to list everything.

404 Vine Dr. ESTATE SALE: WW1 photos, WW11 insignia, pins, newspapers, cards, linens, lots of Tues. Morning home decor including tables, throw pillows, ornate chests, lead crystal, baskets, lg. brass candlesticks, mirrors, pottery, many musical figurines, 1916 Spanish Mauser gun, old tools, Duncan Phyfe lyre chairs, lots of ephemera, Antique American hand crocheted bed cover and tablecloth, mini curio cabinet and wall cabinet, porcelain figurines, McCoy, Mikasa, Geneva sad iron, jewelry armoire, jewelry boxes, retro record player, binoculars, brass lamps, cookbooks, dishes, silverware, Wagnerware, Corningware, bar glasses, microwave, electric skillet, mixer, crock pot, 3 Dutch copper coal buckets, AB Lounge exerciser, Ormon blood pressure monitor, quilt, Mexican blankets, rosaries, planters, luggage, lots of Christmas and angels, mag rack, designer clothes, purses, stuffed animals, lg. coral, Happy Meal toys, 1960 sq. dance clothes 416 Vine Dr.: Craftsman lawn mower with bagger 412 Viner Dr.: Computer monitors, scanners, printers, office equipment, camping equipment, lots of luggage 400 Vine Dr.: Little Tikes slide, Little Tikes turtle sandbox, Little Tikes cozy coupe cars, Pink leapster, Radio Flyer all terrain red wagon, toys, games, girls clothing, child rocking chair, tricycle, child bike seat, cute wooden play kitchen, electric ice cream maker 4204 Catalina: Furniture, bike, porch rocker, electronics, dishes, flatware, lamps, costume jewelry, Jr. and young men’s clothing

YARD SALE Saturday April 30 9AM-5PM Sunday May 1 11AM-2PM. 1035 Sunset Drive Lawrence

Midsize pool table, lamps, large lighted globe on walnut floor stand, lingerie chest, health rider exerciser, 36” keyboard on stand, electric drums, 2 baby strollers, luggage, hand tools, tall wood carved giraffes and elephants, home accessories, multiples of vases, marbles, mirrors, and flowers for table arrangements, 12-place setting dish set, lots of serving bowls, popcorn tins, and much much more great stuff! (Rain-out DateSaturday, May 7, 9AM-5PM)


Family Garage Sale 2616 Harper Sat., April 30 7am - 4pm

We have tons of clothes for boys and girls premie to 18 months. We have a baby bedroom set with crib, changing table, and dresser, a regular 5 drawer dresser, cheap books, clothes in women’s medium size, a booster seat for toddlers, a stroller, an old time desk, a grill, coats and much more. Come and see us rain or shine


Moving Sale Sat., April 30, 7AM - Noon 3515 W. 5th Terrace Lawrence

Mosquito magnet, metal detector, shop vac, 22 single shot, picnic table, turkey fryer, tools, work bench, filing cabinets, men’c clothing (size 2X), weed eaters, china cabinet, storage shelves, & household misc.


DON’T MISS THIS GARAGE SALE Lots of KU Gear, Electronics, Clothes, Toys, Furniture .... April 29 & 30 (Friday & Saturday) 7am - 1pm 878 N 1663 Road (Northwood Estates) Directions: West on 6th Street 2 miles past Wakarusa toward K-10 bypass. Turn right on 900 E Road. Turn left on 1663 Road. Items for Sale: Lots of KU Gear for men, women & boys Thomas the Train track, trains, lots of accessory pieces, AND storage table on wheels Men’s professional clothing; suits, ties. Ladies professional clothing; suits, slacks, dresses Casual clothing for men, women & boys Shoes galore! Sports gear & equipment (baseball, soccer) Winter coats & jackets Toys, books, puzzles, stuffed animals BMX Bikes, roller blades Home decor, Holiday flags, 8’ Christmas Tree (pre-lit) Electronics stereos, speakers, TVs, TV/DVD Combo, DVD players, VHS player, Overstuffed Leather Chair - Hunter Green CDs - all kinds of music AND MUCH MORE!


Korean Presbyterian Church of Lawrence (KPCL) Annual Yard Sale

(one block NE of 6th & Folks)



Annual Briarwood Sale


7AM-Sat. April 30

Saturday April 30th 7am to 2pm

Garage Sale Sat., 8AM - 12 NOON

Bob Billings


s Riv er

W Clinton Pkwy

Estate and household items, something for everyone. Vintage costume, jewelry, modern jewelry including many sterling silver pieces. Set of handpainted porcelain plates, LeRoy and other artists. Large collection of green and white Haeger pottery, picture frames, clothing for the whole family, kitchen items, cookbooks, professional espresso maker, white Kenmore two drawer storage tower for front loader w/d. Framed pictures, fabric, bedding, furniture, old and new books, large wood game board and misc games. Many more items too numerous to list. No Early Callers.


Spring Cleaning


April 30, 2011 8:00 to 5:00 1504 El Dorado Drive

Fabulous Rummage Sale St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church Stoneridge & W. 6th Friday April 29 8AM-5PM. Saturday April 30 8AM-3PM.

Tag Sale


Kans a

Haskell Ave

7:30am-3:30pm. Saturday only 3648 W. 10th St.


Louisiana St

Moving Sale!


W 6th St




Iowa St





Kasold Dr

Women: clothes, jewelry, shoes, red boots, health/ beauty aids, & purses. House/home: quilt tops, comforter sets, pictures, silver tea sets, pillows, bed linens. Educational: teacher resources, books, games, reading sets, story readers, Leapster game system. Electronics: color TV sets, VHS to DVD converter, CD’s, cassettes, digital cameras, scanner, speakers, DVD players. Men: tools, 80 cc dirt bike, 18-inch chrome rims with tire. Furniture: vintage kitchen table & 4 chairs, TV stand, side chairs, china cabinet, computer desk, book shelves, night stand, garage shelves, antique console radios, blanket ladder. Kitchen: cookware, glasses, crystal. Pet: dog beds, toys, leashes, dry-food containers. Also books, toys, boat, and much more!


Couch, antique washstand with bowl & pitcher, school desks, beer steins, many glasses, silver plated serving sets and pieces, Hockey/foosball 11 in 1 combo table, bikes, bike carrier, 2 sets TV trays, men’s med to Large shirts & coats, office chairs, waffle irons, toaster oven, bike helmets, fur stole, large wooden boxes, large metal storage cans, vintage airplane calendars and much much more.

Wakarusa Dr

Saturday, April 30 7:00 am-1:00 pm.

Peterson Rd

Massachusetts St

913 Eldridge Lawrence

4545 Broadmoor Dr. Friday and Saturday starts 8AM 46 years of Everything




Broadmoor Dr. Garage sale Moving/ Multi Family

Folks Rd

1408 Stone Meadows Dr.


445 Lyon St., Lawrence, KS 66044. Saturday, April 30th, 9am-2pm. Electronics including home appliances, clothing, toys, kitchen items, other household misc. and much more. Free food including Korean BBQ, Korean pancakes, japchae, kimchi, rice etc. will be served from 10am-2pm (donations are welcome); vegetarian options will be available! Will donate the entire proceeds to the homeless. 16


Eudora Multi Family Garage Sale

Moved out of Town and Liquidating My Lawn & Landscape Commercial Equipment

Friday 29 and Saturday 30th 7am-3pm.

Sat., May 7th, 8AM 1763 E. 1318 Road Lawrence

ExMark 48” Walk Behinds, 26” Metro mowers, Shindawa back pack blowers, ECHO hand held blowers, Shindawa & J.D. gas trimmers, Billy Goat Powerrake 22” w/seed box & verticut, J.D. & ECHO gas hedge clippers, J.D. 21” Mowers, 26” sod roller, Schaben FSTS-25 12 volt fertilizer spray tank, water hose cart with hose, JD. tractor vinyl cab, 72” tiller, toothed bucket, Frontier & TORO snow blowers, weathergard tool boxes, trimmer tarps & baskets, Rigid 10” wet tile/stone saw, LED lazer light w/stand. Industrial sales shovels, yard tools, pruners, tampers. TruTemper wheelbarrows, Shindawa & Homelite chain saws, extension - step ladders, industrial water coolers, 50# bags of seed, gallons of hydraulic & gear oil, tarps, reels of irrigation wire, five (5) 17” Dodge 3/4 ton rims, 18’ Eagle flat bed trailer, & more

Garage Sale: 2065 E. 25th Place Saturday, April 30th 7am to 12pm

Baby items: Breast pump, swing, bouncy seat, Bumbo seat, Graco Infant Carseat with 2 bases, Boy clothes to 18 months, Girl clothes to 3 years, Queen size futon mattress, bookshelf, mirrors, much home décor, Kitchenware, goblets, glasses, dishware, complete fish tank and supplies, curtains and drapes, young men’s clothing and shoes, computer monitor, tools, Remote control cars and parts, chargers, accessories, cycle Stand,Dirt Biking Gear-4 outfits, 2 helmets, goggles, boots, chest protector 18 Two Family Garage Sale Friday and Saturday. Friday, April 29th 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 30th 8 a.m. - Noon 440 Doolittle Way (New Subdivision North of HyVee on 6th St.) North off of 6th onto Eldridge and then right on Seele Way into the subdivision. Couch, Desk, Table with Chairs, and other Furniture. Wedding Supplies. Small Appliances. Lots of Decorations and More!


Annual Fundraiser Garage Sale for our Relay for Life Team 1900 Mass St. April 29 & 30 (Fri. & Sat.)

9:00-1:00 each day 3 families, 30-yrs accumulation Antique Singer sewing machine in cabinet, Pokemon toys & cards, seasonal decor, fitness machines, housewares, candles, baskets, office supplies, jewelry, fabric, store magazine rack, etc.

4 Huge Garage Sale Saturday 8-12:30 5815 Silverstone Dr. (Between 6th and Harvard off of Stoneridge.) Tons of toys, games and kid stuff, kids clothes-Boys 0-5T, Girls 0-3T, maternity clothes, household items, tools, lawn and garden, building materials.



Baldwin City

Saturday sale only 7:30-4:30 1884 N 500 Rd, Baldwin, 2 mi N of Baldwin 3/4 mile E of Douglas County lake. Mission Oak entertainment cabinet, lots of books, waffle iron (new), Rival roaster oven with inserts, Cusinart tea/coffee pot, oven steamer, pressure canner, antique dishes. Antique iron bed (full) with new mattress/springs ($200), old iron twin bed with new mattress/springs, lamps, oak lamp table, antique harvest-colored oak table, cabinet, 4-dwr legal file cabinet, woven baskets, floor fan, yage matt, 2-inch queen sized memory topper, children and adult clothes, women’s shoes sizes 7 & 10, small TV. Childrens books, stuffed animals, train table, car seats, trampoline, child’s wagon, swing, stroller, bikes with training wheels, water/sand table, slide, Radio Flyer wagon, Radio Flyer trailer, small basketball goals, Old football and basketball magazines (1960s to 2000s). Internet satellite dish with cables modem, etc. (complete), 24 foot 6-inch stainless steel flue, wood/leaf chipper, new 2-seat Sterling shower stall.

Eudora Sat. Apr. 30. 7am-2PM 1413 Arrowwood Drive Eudora

Directions: 14th/Church, east to Arrowwood, south on Arrowwood. 2nd house on the west side of the road. Weather guard tool box ($300 or best offer), tons of Girls’ clothing sizes mainly 5-10, with some infant and toddler as well, name brand: Gymboree, GAP, Old Navy. Some matching), Kid’s coat, Women’s clothing (L- 2XL, some brand new w/tags), Women’s Jeans (various sizes), some Men’s clothing, stroller, Strawberry Shortcake and Carebears twin size complete Sheet sets, tons of kid’s shoes, dance leotards, girls’ swimming suits, 7½ foot Meyers Snow Plow w/ Wing ($1,350), Dryer, TV, Books (adult & kids), dolls, tons of kid’s toys (some brand new in box), cordless vacuum, shelves, 2 recliners, tons of kitchen items & household misc. A lot of you come to this garage sale every year!

Great quality items! This one is HUGE!!!! Don’t miss OUT!

1103 Maple Eudora, Ks. Antiques, Home Interiors, Baby clothes, Baby Furniture, and Misc.

Kansas City


Neighborhood Garage Sale Lakepointe Subdivision Fri. & Sat. april29 & 30 8AM-3PM both days (West Shawnee. Entrances off Johnson Drive and Lakecrest, Monticello and Clear Creek Pkwy or Woodland & Clear Creek Pkwy.) Lakepointe is easy to shop! Maps at all entrances listing garages sales.

Shawnee Neighborhood Garage Sale.


Jarbalo Area Sales Rummage / Bake Sale Jarbalo United Methodist Church 23580 211th Street Leavenworth Fri. April 29 5pm-8pm Sat. April 30 8am-1pm We have been blessed with many good items too numerous to mention all.

Three families one location!!!

Crystal Place Neighborhood Multi family

Fri., April 29 8 am - 5 pm Sat., April 30 8 am - 3 pm

Two old rockers, oak chair on wheels, Maytag wringer washer with double tubs, misc. gla s jars, ceramic oplnaters, material, chainsaw, two man bait net, dolls, collectible items, clothes, small tables, etc. etc. many bake sale items.

April 29th-30th 8AM-2 PM West 75th St. & K7

Stop by on your way to or from Mongold’s sale on 219th St.

Garage Sale

714 S. 77th Terrace Kansas City KS


off I-70, take 78th St. exit, go south approximately 2 miles, watch for signs.

Car seat toddler, stroller, bouncy seat, baby swing, boy’s sports theme comforter set full size, baby boy’s clothes, newborn to 4T, kids books, games, puzzles, toys, collectibles, furniture, bar stools, end tables, coffee tables, fireplace accessories, entertainment center, gas grill, adult clothes, men & womens, shoes, nursing scrubs, movies - VHS, old quilts, handstitch quilt tops over 50 yrs. old, old Avon bottles in the box, never opened, and lots of misc.

Moving Sale

Sat., April 30 8AM - 2PM Sun, May 1 10AM - 2PM 13210 New Jersey Ave Kansas City, KS Kitchen items, holiday decorations, small furniture, kid’s games and miscellaneous


Garage Sale 412 Main, Linwood Sat/Sun. April 30-May 1 Washer/dryer, furniture, clothing, range, tools, lawnmower, parts, fishing gear, dishes, lots of misc. Elmer Parish’s Estate For information call 785-331-9133


Big Garage Sale North of Perry: Friday April 29 1pm-6pm Saturady April 30 7am-3pm 3697 Ferguson Rd. Perry, KS

(3 miles north of Perry on Ferguson Rd) Childrens clothes (4T-5T girl, 2T-3T boy), strollers, recliner, TV, eliptical machine, toys, bedding, printer, drill, much more

Shawnee Come One Come All to the Lakeview Estates Neighborhood Garage Sale! West of Pflumm on Johnson Drive the 28th to the 1st.


Craft Show Saturday, May 7 9 am-3 pm Celebration Hall 1737 S Elm St, Ottawa

Chihuahua - Pomeranian mix puppies, adorable. Assorted colors, long & short hair, $350. 785-856-6526

(Located on the Franklin County Fair Grounds) Breakfast and Lunch will be served by the Appanoose Trail Blazers 4-H Club Participating Vendors: Amway, Amy’s Adorable Petwear, Close To My Heart, Cookie Lee Jewelry, Creative Memories, Eyeful Designs Jewelry, Handmade Goodies, Homemade Gourmet, Longaberger, Mary Kay, Miche Bags, Pampered Chef, Premier Jewelry Pure Romance, Scentsy, Silpada, Suspended Spheres, Tastefully Simple, Thirty One, Tupperware, Willow House Several Door Prize Drawings!


Already Moved Sale!!! Saturday April 30 7-? 2806 East Sycamore St. Tonganoxie

Campers 2003 Montana 5th Wheel: 36ft., 3 slides, new tires, polar pkg, queen bed, New TV. Very good cond. Hitch included. $25,000. 913-441-1212, 913-422-7506


1993 Catalina Coachman RV

On Ford Chassis 48k Nice Coach Sleeps 6, Dual AC, 7500 Watt Generator. Don’t Miss This For $13,988 Call 888-239-5723 Today. Fifth Wheel RV: 2002 Jayco Eagle. Take your home with you - winter or summer. 29.5 feet with 2 Slide outs $16,000 Will sell as package with 2001 Chevy Silverado 8.1 liter gasoline engine, extended cab, long bed, 4 wheel drive. Many extras, including hitch. Call 785 594-2781 Owner is motivated and summer awaits.

(New subdivision - Right off Hwy 5, beyond the Post Office 1/2 mile, watch for signs)

Rain or shine! Furniture, toys, bedding, bedroom set, dresser, mirror, pictures, shelf, and misc. items

Antiques-Classic Chevrolet 1960 Belair, 2DR. no run. $2,000. 785-856-1912


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2010 Pontiac G6, 4 Door, Automatic, Remaining Factory Warranty, OnStar, 30 MPG Hwy, $14,481 stock# 11286R Doug Richert Cadillac 1900 SW Topeka Blvd Topeka, KS 66612 (785) 783-0030

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Honda 2009 Accord EXL FWD 4cyl., 44K miles, alloy wheels, sunroof, leather heated seats, CD changer, premium sound, side air bags, 30 MPG, A GREAT COMMUTER CAR with plenty of dependability. STK#14388 ONLY $17,842. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix, GT, Leather, Sunroof, $9,995 Doug Richert Cadillac 1900 SW Topeka Blvd Topeka, KS 66612 (785) 783-0030


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Honda 2007 CR-V LX 2WD, auto, 69k, 30mpg,$15900 View pictures at 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

Honda 2003 Pilot EX-L, 4WD, 3rd row, leather, 111k miles,1 owner, every maintenance record through Honda $13900. View pictures at 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

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1998 Pontiac Trans AM, WS6, Automatic, Like New, Only 7,000 miles, $17,981.

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12-year-old needs to get away from abusive father

Dear Aunt: Biff is an abusive bully who has convinced Miranda that this situation is the best she’s going to have.

Annie’s Mailbox

As far as I know, he hasn’t sent these emails to anyone else. Do you think he’s afraid to tell these guys to stop sending him porn? Isn’t it unlawful to send such things? What would happen if he opened up one of those photos while driving? Talk about distracting. We have a great sex life, and I still get compliments on my looks. I don’t understand what makes men do this. It’s degrading. Companies need to crack down on how their phones are But she needs to get her son used. — Heartbroken in Texas out of that destructive environment. Call the National Dear Texas: It is not unlawDomestic Violence Hotline ( at 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233), and ask how you can help your sister. She is lucky to have you.

Marcy Sugar and Kathy Mitchell

By the time you read this column, or even pick up the newspaper containing this sentence, the much ballyhooed royal wedding will be part of history. The coverage begins, or rather began, at ridiculously early hours. BBC America kicked off its programming at 2 a.m. CDT. Me, I’m sleeping in. For those who don’t get up with the chickens, “The View” (10 a.m., ABC) will exult in all things matrimonial. National Geographic puts things in the past tense with “Royal Weddings Revealed” (8 a.m. and 7 p.m., National Geographic), a roundup of ceremonial shindigs from the 20th century, including the wedding of George VI, the wedding of the present Queen in 1947, and the scandal-plagued union of abdicating King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. And no royal roundup is complete without the royal coachturned-pumpkin tale of Diana and Charles. Prime time recaps and “news” specials include “The Royal Wedding: Modern Majesty” (7 p.m., CBS) and special editions of “Dateline” (8 p.m.) and “20/20” (8 p.m.). If the real royals bore you, Turner Classic movies dedicates the evening to sceptered fantasies. Fred Astaire, Jane Powell and Peter Lawford star in the 1951 musical “Royal Wedding” (7 p.m., TCM). The life of a princess as prisoner has never been told so exquisitely as in the 1953 romance “Roman Holiday” (9 p.m.), starring Audrey Hepburn as a royal seeking a sabbatical and Gregory Peck as her unlikely consort. Leslie Caron, Michael Wilding and Keenan Wynn star in the 1955 musical “The Glass Slipper” (11:15 p.m.) based on the story of Cinderella. Art imitates life as Grace Kelly stars in the 1956 romance “The Swan” (1 a.m.), playing a would-be royal bride who gets cold feet. Kelly would marry Prince Rainier of Monaco that same year, merging royal razzamatazz with Hollywood hoopla, setting the hype bar for all royal weddings to follow. ● Given the fact that polls reveal that upward of 94 percent of Americans don’t really care about today’s events at Westminster, there have been few signs of counterprograming. Unless you count “Weddings from Hell” (8 p.m., Style) or “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry” (8 p.m., Oxygen). Guys who really want to show their indifference to the whole shebang should schedule a rowdy viewing party for the 2011 NFL Draft, rounds 2 and 3 (4:58 p.m., ESPN 2). ● The return of “Python Hunters” (8 p.m., National Geographic Wild) marks a three-day “Wild About Snakes” festival of all things slithering and coldblooded.

Universal Crossword

Tonight’s other highlights ● Julie befriends a faculty member on “Friday Night Lights” (7 p.m., NBC). ● A California catastrophe on “Kitchen Nightmares” (8 p.m., Fox). ● A serial killer emerges on “CSI: NY” (8 p.m., CBS). ● Olivia helps Sam Weiss on “Fringe” (8 p.m., Fox). ● Tabloids have a field day with a tourist’s murder on “Blue Bloods” (9 p.m., CBS). ● Frigid temperatures lower productivity on “American Loggers” (9 p.m., Discovery). ● Arthur sets up a tribunal on “Camelot” (9 p.m., Starz).

Edited by Timothy E. Parker April 29, 2011

from being the demanding leader of the gang to more relaxed and easygoing. Your sense of direction is pivotal to others right now. Tonight: Let work become play. Cancer (June 21-July 22) ★★★ Investigate in the a.m. and do additional research. In the afternoon, an important discussion happens with ease. Tonight: Leader of the gang. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) ★★★★★ You seem to be able to turn a situation in your favor. How you handle an upcoming situation could be dependent on forthcoming information. Tonight: Try a new spot. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ★★★★ You might want to accomplish a lot quickly. How do you say "no" to people needing feedback or simply a few words from you? Tonight: Chat and dinner. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ★★★★★ Investigate a situation more openly. Others might be unusually challenging and act in unanticipated ways. Act on a challenge. Listen to news more openly. Tonight: Just don't be alone. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ★★★★★ Funnel your creativity and energy into a

project, which might be work-related, but not necessarily. Your ideas seem to open up a new set of opportunities. Tonight: Do what you want. Sagittarius (Nov. 22Dec. 21) ★★★★ You might be too involved to notice much. Your creativity and interest weave together. Whatever the project or interest, it can only benefit from this intensity. Tonight: Christen the weekend. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ★★★ Realize you can and will do whatever you need to do, especially regarding family, the workplace or a loved one. Tonight: As late as you want, but your home is your castle. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ★★★★ Your determination to have a situation work out is admirable. The unexpected tosses you off track. Tonight: At a favorite hangout. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) ★★★★ You cruise into the day full of energy. You have a lot to offer, which becomes quite clear. Tonight: Treat a friend. — The astrological forecast should be read for entertainment only.

BIRTHDAYS Actress Celeste Holm is 94. Rhythm-and-blues singer Carl Gardner (The Coasters) is 83. Bluesman Otis Rush is 77. Country singer Duane Allen (The Oak Ridge Boys) is 68. Movie director Phillip

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said County and State, on ROBERTA GRAHAM WOODS the 26th day of May, 2011, for a Change of at 10:00 o’clock a.m. on said Name day, the following described interest in real esCase No.: 2011 C 230 tate situated in Douglas Division: 1 County, Kansas, to-wit: Petition pursuant to Unit 504, Bella Sera at the K.S.A. Chapter 60 Preserve, in the City of NOTICE OF SUIT Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, as shown on Condominium Plat as recorded THE STATE OF KANSAS TO at Plat C-16, Page 233 thru ALL WHO ARE OR MAY BE 245, and a percentage of CONCERNED: the common area as described in Declaration of You are notified that RoCovenants, Conditions, Re- berta Graham Woods filed strictions and Dedication, a Petition in the above and of Condominium Own- court on April 25, 2011, ership for Bella Sera at the praying for judgment and Preserve Condominiums, decree changing her name recorded at Book 1031, from Roberta Graham Page 1722, all in the Office Woods to Roberta Graham of the Register of Deeds of Woodrick and that said PeDouglas County, Kansas tition will be heard by the (commonly known as 4500 Court on the 31st day of Bob Billings Parkway #504, May, 2011, at 11:30 o’clock Lawrence, Kansas 66044). a.m. Together with all fixtures, appurtenances, etc., thereunto pertaining; said interest in real property is levied upon as the property of Defendant, Joseph E. Santaularia, and all other alleged owners and will be sold without appraisal to satisfy said Order of Sale.


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PREPARED BY: James B. Biggs #14079 FRIEDEN, UNREIN, FORBES & BIGGS, LLP 555 S. Kansas Avenue, Suite 303 P.O. Box 639 Topeka, KS 66601 (785) 354-1100 Attorneys for Plaintiff _______


for a judgment against defendants and any other interested parties and, unless otherwise served by perJOSEPH E. SANTAULARIA, a sonal or mail service of single person, a/k/a summons, the time in J.E. SANTAULARIA, which you have to plead to a/k/a JES E. SANTAULARIA the Petition for Foreclosure in the District Court of U.S. BANK NATIONAL Douglas County, Kansas ASSOCIATION will expire on June 10, 2011. M & I MARSHALL & If you fail to plead, judgILSLEY BANK ment and decree will be enTHE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, IF tered in due course upon ANY, OF JOSEPH E. the request of plaintiff. SANTAULARIA, a/k/a J.E. SANTAULARIA, MILLSAP & SINGER, LLC a/k/a JES E. SANTAULARIA By: Chad R. Doornink, #23536 The unknown heirs, execu- tors, administrators, devi- Lindsey L. Craft, #23315 sees, trustees, creditors and assigns of any de- Jeremy M. Hart, #20886 ceased defendants; the un- known spouses of any de- Aaron M. Schuckman, fendants; the unknown of- #22251 ficers, successors, trustees, creditors and assigns of 11460 Tomahawk Creek any defendants that are Parkway, Suite 300 existing, dissolved or dor- Leawood, KS 66211 mant corporations; the un- (913) 339-9132 known executors, adminis- (913) 339-9045 (fax) trators, devisees, trustees, creditors, successors and ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF assigns of any defendants that are or were partners or MILLSAP & SINGER, LLC AS in partnership; the un- ATTORNEYS FOR known guardians, conser- CitiMortgage, Inc. IS ATvators and trustees of any TEMPTING TO COLLECT A defendants that are minors DEBT AND ANY INFORMAor are under any legal disa- TION OBTAINED WILL BE bility; and the unknown USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. heirs, executors, adminis_______ trators, devisees, trustees, creditors and assigns of (Published in the Lawrence any person alleged to be Daily Journal-World April 29, 2011) deceased. Defendants. The following vehicles will be sold by Lighthouse Tow Case No. 2011 CV 7 & Recovery at public auction for tow and storage Pursuant to K.S.A. fees on April 29, 2011, at Chapter 60 Title to Real Estate Involved 7am at 1701 W. 1399 Rd., Lawrence, KS 66046. NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE 2003 KIA RIO NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN KNADC125536229621 that under and by virtue of 1991 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA an Order of Sale issued by 3VWRA2167MM019852 the Clerk of the District 1998 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE Court of Douglas County, 1G2HX52K9WH201467 Kansas, on the 25th day of 1990 CHEVY CELEBRITY April, 2011, in the case 2G1AW84T3L2107822 _______ above numbered, I will offer for sale at public auc- (First published in the Lawtion and sell to the highest rence Daily Journal-World bidder for cash in hand in April 29, 2011) the Jury Assembly Room of the District Court located in IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF the Lower Level of the Judi- DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS cial & Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th Street, in In the Matter of the the City of Lawrence, in Petition of

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known officers, successors, trustees, creditors and assigns of any defendants that are existing, dissolved or dormant corporations; the unknown executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors, successors and assigns of any defendants that are or were partners or in partnership; the unknown guardians, conservators and trustees of any defendants that are minors or are under any legal disability; and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors and assigns of any person alleged to be deceased, and all other persons who are or may be concerned.

You are notified that a Petition has been filed in the District Court of Douglas County, Kansas, praying to foreclose a real estate mortgage on the following You are required to described real estate: plead in response to the Petition on Parcel 18A, Block 2 (401 Elk or before the 31st day of Ridge Circle) beginning at May, 2011, in the District the Northeast corner of Lot Court, 111 East 11th Street, 18, Block 2, SIGNAL RIDGE, a Lawrence, Kansas. If you subdivision in the City of fail to plead, judgment and Baldwin City, Douglas decree will be entered in County, Kansas; thence due course upon the Peti- South 00 degrees 26 feet 01 tion. Please take notice and inches West, along the East govern yourself accord- line of said Lot 18, 140.0-0 ingly. feet to the Southwest corner of said Lot 18; thence /s/ Roberta Graham North 89 degrees 40 feet 49 Woods inches West, along the South line of said Lot 18, Submitted by: 33.87 feet; thence North 02 degrees 12 feet 18 inches THE LAW OFFICE OF West 140.14 feet to the DAVID J. BROWN, LC North line of said Lot 18; By: /s/ David J. Brown thence South 89 degrees 40 S. Ct. #14409 feet 49 inches East along 1040 New Hampshire, said North line 40.32 feet to Suite 14 the point of beginning, conLawrence, Kansas 66044 tains 0.119 acres, more or 785-842-0777 less,

Attorneys for Petitioner ________ (First published in the Lawrence Daily Journal-World (Published in the Lawrence April 29, 2011) Daily Journal-World April 29, 2011) Millsap & Singer, LLC 11460 Tomahawk Creek NOTICE TO BIDDERS Parkway, Suite 300 Leawood, KS 66211 Separate sealed bids will (913) 339-9132 be received by the City of (913) 339-9045 (fax) Lawrence, Kansas, in the IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF office of the City Clerk, 6 East 6th Street, until 2:00 Douglas County, KANSAS pm, Tuesday, May 24, 2011, CIVIL DEPARTMENT following purchase: CitiMortgage, Inc. PUMP & MOTOR REHAB Plaintiff, vs. Copies of the Notice to BidAaron J Sesker, Cindy A ders and specifications Sesker, Jane Doe, and may be obtained at the FiJohn Doe, et al., nance Department at the Defendants above address. Case No. 11CV222 The City Commission reCourt No. 1 serves the right to reject Title to Real Estate Involved any or all bids and to waive informalities. Pursuant to K.S.A. §60 City of Lawrence, Kansas NOTICE OF SUIT Jonathan Douglass City Clerk STATE OF KANSAS to the _______ above named Defendants and The Unknown Heirs, executors, devisees, trustees, (Published in the Lawrence creditors, and assigns of Daily Journal-World April any deceased defendants; 29, 2011) the unknown spouses of NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE any defendants; the unknown officers, successors, trustees, creditors and as- Public notice is hereby signs of any defendants given that on the 7th day of that are existing, dissolved May, 2011, beginning at 9:00 or dormant corporations; a.m. and continuing until the unknown executors, ad- 10:00 a.m., we will sell at ministrators, devisees, public sale, by sealed bids, trustees, creditors, succes- to the highest bidder, for sors and assigns of any de- cash, at A. Ertl’s Econo Self fendants that are or were Storage, 412 North Iowa, partners or in partnership; Lawrence, KS 66044, the foland the unknown guardi- lowing: ans, conservators and trus- Unit H8, Doug Ratliff, furnitees of any defendants that ture, misc.; Unit C6, Gary are minors or are under any Anderson, furniture, misc.; legal disability and all other Unit F5, mailbox, books, person who are or may be golf clubs, misc. _______ concerned: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for Mortgage Foreclosure has been filed in the District Court of Douglas County, Kansas by CitiMortgage, Inc., praying for foreclosure of certain real property legally described as follows:

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fendants as are or were partners or in partnership; and the unknown guardians, conservators and trustees of such and any Defendants as are minors or are in anywise under legal disability; and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors and assigns of any person alleged to be deceased, Respondents. Case No. 2011CV218 Div. No. 1 Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60 NOTICE OF SUIT The State of Kansas to Michael Allen and all other persons who are or may be concerned: You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed in the District Court of Douglas County by Plaintiff, Ridgeview Development Company, praying for quieting title on personal property identified as a 1998 Holly Park Mobile Home, bearing VIN# 1HP98227, and you are hereby required to plead to the Petition on or before July 1, 2011, at 1:30 p.m., in the court at 111 E. 11th Street, Lawrence, Kansas. If you fail to plead, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. Prepared By:

/s/ Darryl Graves Darryl Graves #08991 Darryl Graves Law Office, PC 1041 New Hampshire Street Lawrence, Kansas 66044 (785) 843-8117 ALSO MORE CORRECTLY DE- Attorney for Petitioner SCRIBED AS: ________ Parcel 18A, Block 2 (401 Elk Ridge Circle) beginning at the Northeast corner of Lot 18, Block 2, SIGNAL RIDGE, a subdivision in the City of Baldwin City, Douglas County, Kansas; thence South 00 degrees 26 minutes 01 seconds West, along the East line of said Lot 18, 140.00 feet to the Southwest corner of said Lot 18; thence North 89 degrees 40 minutes 49 seconds West, along the South line of said Lot 18, 33.87 feet; thence North 02 degrees 12 minutes 18 seconds West, 140.14 feet to the North line of said Lot 18; thence South 89 degrees 40 minutes 49 seconds East along said North line 40.32 feet to the point of beginning, commonly known as 401 Elk Ridge Drive, Baldwin City, KS 66006 (the “Property”)

(First published in the Lawrence Daily Journal-World April 29, 2011) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS In the Matter of the Petition of JULIA CHRISTINE WARRICK for a Change of Name Case No.: 2011 C 228 Division: 1 Petition pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60 NOTICE OF SUIT THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL WHO ARE OR MAY BE CONCERNED: You are notified that Julia Christine Warrick filed a Petition in the above court on April 25, 2011, praying for judgment and decree changing her name from Julia Christine Warrick to Julia Christine Woodrick and that said Petition will be heard by the Court on the 31st day of May, 2011, at 11:30 o’clock a.m.

and all those defendants who have not otherwise been served are required to plead to the Petition on or before the 2nd day of June, 2011, in the District Court of Douglas County, Kansas. If you fail to plead, judgment and decree will be entered You are required to in due course upon the Peplead in tition. response to the Petition on or before the 31st day of NOTICE Pursuant to the Fair Debt May, 2011, in the District Collection Practices Act, 15 Court, 111 East 11th Street, U.S.C. §1692c(b), no infor- Lawrence, Kansas. If you mation concerning the col- fail to plead, judgment and lection of this debt may be decree will be entered in given without the prior con- due course upon the Petisent of the consumer given tion. Please take notice and yourself accorddirectly to the debt collec- govern tor or the express permis- ingly. sion of a court of compe/s/ Julia Christine tent jurisdiction. The debt Warrick collector is attempting to collect a debt and any inSubmitted by: formation obtained will be used for that purpose. (First published in the LawTHE LAW OFFICE OF rence Daily Journal-World Prepared By: DAVID J. BROWN, LC April 22, 2011) By: /s/ David J. Brown South & Associates, P.C. S. Ct. #14409 Brian R. Hazel (KS # 21804) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 1040 New Hampshire, DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS Overland Park, KS 66211 Suite 14 CIVIL DEPARTMENT Lawrence, Kansas 66044 (913)663-7600 785-842-0777 (913)663-7899 (Fax) M&I Bank FSB Attorneys For Plaintiff Attorneys for Petitioner Plaintiff, (128720) ________ vs. ________ The Unknown Heirs of Justin Baskins, Deceased; John Doe (Tenant/Occupant); (First published in the LawMary Doe (Tenant/ Occu- rence Daily Journal-World pant); Stephanie Leistra; April 29, 2011) Christopher Baskins; JerIN THE DISTRICT COURT OF emy Baskins, DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS Defendants.

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Case No. 11CV207 Court Number: 1 Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60 NOTICE OF SUIT THE STATE OF KANSAS, to the above-named defendants and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors and assigns of any deceased defendants; the unknown spouses of any defendants; the un-

RIDGEVIEW DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, d/b/a BROOKWOOD MOBILE HOME PARK, Petitioner, vs. MICHAEL ALLEN, and KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES, the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors and assigns of any Defendant as may be deceased and the spouse of any Defendant; the unknown officers, successors, trustees, creditors and assigns of such De-


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Baldwin City Spring Home Tour

622 High Street, Baldwin City, KS 66006 785-594-2221



Stephens Real Estate & Reece Nichols Gold Realty

Saturday, April 30th & Sunday, May 1st

1018 8th Street, Baldwin City

• 3BED/3BATH • Ranch Home • .61 Acre Lot • Finished Walkout Basement • Wood Floors • All Season Room • MLS# 124830




5th St

Crimson Ave

Ames St

Grove St

N 8th St



High St


N 400 Rd


1st St

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Ames St

114 N 2nd Street, Baldwin City

511 Heritage, Baldwin City




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388 E 1600 Road, Baldwin City

237 Lincoln, Baldwin City



• 3BED/2BATH • 2 Non Conforming Bedrooms • Ranch Home on 5.3 Acres • Finished Basement • Large Shop • 1 Acre pond Stocked


1112 Grove, Baldwin City

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• 4BED/3BATH • Great Room w/ Fireplace • Master Suite with Large Private Bath • Large Deck and Patio







Signal Lake Ct

Ames St



• 4BED/2BATH • Large kitchen, bedrooms • Great room with fireplace • Master bedroom with walk-in closets and master bathroom Silver Leaf Ln

1115 10th Street, Baldwin City

• 3BED/2BATH • Partially Finished basement • Large Corner Lot • Large Master Suite w/ Bath • New flooring • Fireplace


1st St


• 3BED/2BATH • Complete Remodel • 1Acre w/ Barn • New AC & Furnace • Stainless Steel Appliances



405 9th Street, Baldwin City

• 4BED/3.5BATH • 1.5 Story • Great Rm w/ Fireplace • Lg Bedrooms • Finished Basement • Wet Bar • Surround Sound • Fenced Backyard

• 3BED/1BATH • 1.5 Story • Native Stone Home • Corner Lot • Main Floor Master • Fireplace • Unfinished Basement








University Dr

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Naismith Dr

Iowa St

E 550 Rd

E 400 Rd

N 1700 Rd

N 1600 Rd

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Maine St

Monterey Way

Tumbleweed Dr

Sharon Dr

Massachusetts St

Harrison Ave

Lawrence Ave

N Iowa St Ousdahl Rd

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Trail Rd

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Harvard Rd

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Kasold Dr

Trail Rd Clinton Pkwy

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Emery Rd


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Kimos Cir

Stetson Dr

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Kasold Dr

Harvard Rd

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Lawrence Ave

Iowa St

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Riverridge Rd

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New York St

Massachusetts St

Kasold Dr

E 14th St

N Michigan Cir

Harrison Pl

Princeton Blvd

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Yorkshire Dr

Kasold Dr

Sierra Dr

Pinnacle Cir

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Lakecrest Rd

Peterson Rd

Trail Rd

Rock Fence Pl

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Monterey Way

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Peterson Rd

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Barker Ave

Grand Vista Dr

Massachusetts St

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Monterey Way

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Morning Dove Cir

Kasold Dr



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Massachusetts St

Stull Rd

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Peterson Rd

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Grand Vista Dr

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Wild Plum Ct

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Chipperfield Rd

Lawrence Ave


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Longleaf Dr

Bob Billings Pkwy

Peterson Rd

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DARREN ABRAM 615-1149 Keller Williams Realty Diamond Partners Inc. | 913-322-7500 | 13671 S. Mur-Len Road, Olathe, KS 66062


1322 Westbrooke Street

E 600 Rd

N 500 Rd

MAINTENANCE-FREE LIVING! Fantastic opportunity for KU students to own a condo for cheaper than rent. This 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo is just blocks from campus. All exterior maintenance is provided by the HOA. Includes a carport and community pool. Building exterior is in the process of being painted and the interior features new paint. The unit overlooks the golf course and has a sunroom/balcony. MLS#124713

E 550 Rd

N 400 Rd N 300 Rd


Russ Lang 785-865-7489 VT = VISUAL TOUR

RE/MAX Professionals • (785) 843-9393

209 Bramble Bend Ct.

E 1250 Rd

N 482 Rd


$350,000 Fall Creek Farms Neighborhood

N 300 Rd

• Top Quality Features • 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths • Custom Trim & Cabinetry • Covered Porch with Fireplace

213 Bramble Bend Ct.

545 Columbia Drive • OPEN SATURDAY 1:30 - 3:30 PM

RE/MAX Professionals 545 columbia drive, lawrence, kansas 785-843-9393


Deanna Dibble 393-9359

E 15th St

OPEN SUNDAY 3:00-4:30 PM

E 20th St E 21st St

HOLLY GARBER 785.979.7325

E 21st Terr

$146,900 HOLLY GARBER 785.979.7325

What’s Your Real Estate Dream? Holly Garber



4105 W. 6th St. • (785) 856-HOME

2809 Lockridge Pl.

“STAY-CATION” Awesome 4 bedroom Prairie Meadows home on oversized lot has it’s own private underground swimming pool, LARGE wood deck for patio furniture and still has playground areas! Wonderful eat-in kitchen w/ tile flooring 3 living areas and full basement - New roof and cement board siding. Wonderful location - come by and see.

$219,000 Deanna Dibble 393-9359

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E 1600 Rd.

E 25th St


E 23rd St


921 E. 21st Street 3 BEDROOMS with one non-conforming in the basement, 2 bathrooms and a 2 car garage. Basement is beautifully finished with a media room and bathroom. Hardwood floors throughout upstairs and updated eat-in kitchen with a nice deck leading to a fully fenced E 19th St spacious backyard. Haskell Ave

1362 E. 1600 Rd.

10th St


Deanna Dibble 393-9359

Villo Woods Ct.

Prospect Ave

Haskell Ave

Bill Bowers 766-6752

LOCATION! 4 Bedroom one level home with 2 bathrooms, 2,136 sq. ft., and a barn/garage located just off O’Connell Rd. this home has about 3 acres that can be developed or kept for recreation or horses, lots of space to spread out.




Haskell Ave

OPEN SUNDAY 1:30 - 3:30PM

Delaware St


$174,900 BERNIECE GARBER 785.979.4713

1860 Villo Woods Ct. A MUST SEE! Owner just installed new wood floors in living room and formal dining room. All new “plush” carpet in hall stairs and bedrooms. Very appealing plan has vaulted ceiling and fireplace in living room. 3 bath areas, spacious fully equipped eat-in kitchen, 2 car garage, wood privacy fence. LARGE backyard.

19th St


2428 Surrey Drive

1801 Maple Lane

• 3 BEDROOMS/1 BATH • 1 car attached garage • Complete remodel • Like new condition • Fenced Yard • MLS 125020 $99,900

IMMACULATE, MOVE-IN-READY TOWNHOME. Spacious floor plan includes a bonus sitting room in master bedroom. Custom oak trim and cabinets. Three bedroom, 3 bath. Private fenced backyard with great landscaping. All appliances, including washer and dryer. Compare it to all others! MLS 122328

$139,000 Bill Bowers 766-6752

10th St

Alan Campbell 760-0338

Kasold Dr

HOLLY GARBER 785.979.7325

3608 W. 10th FIRST TIME OPEN! Very well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located in West Lawrence. Vaulted celing and brick hearth fireplace in living room. Large eat-in kitchen and covered patio. All bedrooms are sizeable with walk-in closets. Cement board siding a major “plus”. Come by and see!

Joseph Dr

Bob Billings Pkwy.

r Dr.

W. 26th

1410 Prospect Ave.

Kasold Dr

Kasold Dr.


OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-2:30 PM

• 3 BEDROOMS/1 BATH • Perfect starter home • Fenced Yard • Open living/dining areas • Rear alley access • MLS 124667

Joseph Dr


Crossgate Dr

Clinton Pkwy


Joseph Dr

1507 Crossgate BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage home with close proximity to Alvamar Golf Course, schools and shopping. Down Bob Billings street from the KU campus. This home has an HOA that covers exterior insurance/maintenance and has recently updated the roof, fence, lawn and paint. Interior is move-in ready with updates to paint, ceiling, fixtures, flooring, HVAC and kitchen. Many closets and storage. Corner lot allows for additional parking. Monterey Way

3313 Rainier VERY NICE 3 BR, 2 BA TOWNHOME in quiet neighborhood. Updates throughout. Painted exterior in 2011. Furnace & roof new in 2006. HOA dues of $45/month cover lawn care, snow removal, access to swimming pool & playground. Great home with main level living. Easy access to shopping and KU.

each office independently owned and operated

Kasold Dr


10th St



LAWRENCE | April 30-May 1, 2011 Job Number: 368062, OPEN SATURDAY NOON-3:00 P.M. Customer: HEDGES REAL ESTATE, Start Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011, End Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011, Sales Rep: Kathleen Johnson, Creative: kk

OPEN SUNDAY 2:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M. OPEN SUNDAY 12:30 P.M.-2:00 P.M.

Church St


23rd St

Peach St

Mallard Cir



E 12th


2202 Mallard Circle, Eudora

833 E. 12th St., Eudora

FABULOUS HOME in Eudoraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Meadowlark subdivision. Open, spacious floor plan. Custom cabinets, new appliances, granite countertops. Slate and hardwood flooring. Walkout basement. Almost 3/4-acre lot. MLS 124545

WONDERFUL 4 BEDROOM HOME with 2 living areas. FP in living room. Newer appliances in kitchen. Large master with walk-in closet and bath. Walkout basement. Patio and deck. New interior and exterior paint. Water softener. Located near elementary school and K-10. MLS 124858





Hedges Real Estate, Inc.


1980 Pecan Valley Ct.

1344 New York St.

WELL APPOINTED 5 BEDROOM ALVAMAR HOME Features living room with fireplace & built-in shelves. Updated kitchen with granite counters & tile backsplash. Awesome master suite with sitting room & fireplace. Finished walkout basement features family room with fireplace, bedroom & full bath. Backyard is like your own private park. Stop by Saturday or call Randy for your tour.


1025 College Blvd.

VAULTED LIVING ROOM with large wood burning fireplace, family room, fenced yard, large game room/music studio, over size 2 car garage. Screened deck, shop and lots of storage space. Open Saturday from 12 to 3.

217 Wagon Wheel


VERY SPACIOUS MULTI-LEVEL HOME, huge 979-9950 windows, covered patio plus brick patio, 2 living spaces and a great Deerfield neighborhood. Open Sunday 1 to 3.



Hedges Real Estate, Inc.

1037 Vermont, Lawrence, KS 66044 | 785-841-2400 |

1037 Vermont, Lawrence, KS 66044 | 785-841-2400 |


OPEN SUNDAY 1:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.



AS GOOD AS NEW! Great 1-level home in downtown Lawrence. Features open living room, dining and kitchen with wood flooring. Down the hall you will find 3 bedrooms, 1 large bath, 1-car garage and nice backyard with privacy fence. This home is move-in ready! Stop by Sunday or call Randy for your tour.




Hedges Real Estate, Inc.

1037 Vermont, Lawrence, KS 66044 |

Job Number: 368062, OPEN SATURDAY 1:00-3:00 P.M. Customer: HEDGES REAL ESTATE, VT Start Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011, End Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011, Sales Rep: Kathleen Johnson, Creative: kk

328 Stockade St.

OPEN SUNDAY 1:30-3:30 P.M.

2221 Killarney Ct.

THREE BEDROOM, 2 BATH. Located in the Deerfield neighborhood, fenced yard, fireplace. Stop by Saturday or call Mark to view. Check out

JUST LISTED, FIRST TIME OPEN! Sharp one level home with 4 bedrooms. Plus office or den, walkout basement. Wonderfully landscaped with in-ground pool. Fenced private backyard. Stop by Sunday or call Mark to view.

NEW PRICE $148,500



ABR, CRS, GRI 979-4663

Hedges Real Estate, Inc.




OPEN SATURDAY 1:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.


E 1250 Rd


Arrowhead Dr

Church St

E 14th St

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4013 Crossgate Ct.

N 150 Rd

TRAVIS 145 E. 1250 Rd. - Baldwin EVANS

GREAT LOW-MAINTENANCE, 2 bedroom BEAUTIFUL, WOODED 5.6 acres with 766-4608 single family home near Alvamar. Nice creek...Just south of Lawrence. Perfect updates inside. New windows, open floorplan spot to build a country getaway! with high vaulted ceiling. A nice surprise!



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April 30-May 1, 2011 OPEN SUNDAY 2 P.M.-4 P.M.



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3 BEDROOMS, 2 FULL BATHS on majestic half acre lot in the heart of Lawrence. 2 car garage has huge shop area at back or could be converted to 4 car garage. 2 living rooms, with a massive picture window of beautiful back yard. Shiny hardwood floors. MLS#124755

WONDERFUL SUNFLOWER NEIGHBORHOOD, just 2 blocks from elementary & Jr. High, 5 bedrooms total, 1 non-conforming. Large fenced back yard, deck & patio, kitchen has newer stainless steel appliances & recent remodel. Finished walkout basement, 3 bath areas. MLS#124780




Hedges Real Estate, Inc.

1127 Iowa, Lawrence, KS 66044 | 785-842-2772 |

OPEN SUNDAY 1:30 P.M.-3:00 P.M.

730 New Hampshire #4J BED BUILT GAR.



2006 SQ. FT. 1,500 1 CAR BSMT.

Y 1 BEDROOM + den/office/guest room. Custom cherry

BRYAN HEDGES cabinets. Move-in ready. 1,500 sq. ft.



Hedges Real Estate, Inc.

1037 Vermont, Lawrence, KS 66044 | 785-841-2400 |


838 Broadview BED BUILT GAR.



1958 SQ. FT. 3,143 2 CAR BSMT.



MANY EXPANSIVE VIEWS from this beautifully updated home. Second kitchen and living room in basement, new paint, gutters, deck, sliding door, exterior siding, sparkling hardwood floors throughout main level. Private seclusion right in the city, close to KU. 4+ bedrooms, 3 bath areas, walkout basement. MLS 124544


Hedges Real Estate, Inc. Job Number: 368062, OPEN SATURDAY 2 P.M.-4 P.M. Customer: HEDGES REAL ESTATE, Start Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011, End Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011, Sales Rep: Kathleen Johnson, Creative: kk


E 550 Rd

N 950 Rd



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2ND TIER HOME with open water view from the deck & living room window. Two 766-7653 bedrooms & a possible third. 1.5 bath/ WWW.GSOHL.COM storm shelter & garage. Large lot with just one neighbor!


1037 Vermont, Lawrence, KS 66044 | |

Hedges Real Estate, Inc.

2130 Learnard Ave.

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1553 La Quinta Court

SPACIOUS 4 bedroom, 4 bath home on HUGE Lot. Backyard Paradise w/Water Garden & Basketball /413 8 "#4,/42 *3$)&. &-/%&, 6*3)  00,*".$&2 ".% /4.3&13/02 8 6&2/-& -"23&1 suite! Great wraparound deck for entertaining!


1127 Iowa, Lawrence, KS 66044 | 785-842-2772 |




10| Lawrence | April 30-May 1, 2011 Lawrence Get more info on our 1045 E. 23rd St. properties sent to your Lawrence, KS 66046 mobile phone. Office: 785-843-8566 Text the code to “79564” Toll free: 1-800-684-6227 OPEN SATURDAY NOON  2:00 PM


Cheryl Baldwin 423-1881

8597 Frederick Drive, De Soto

Don Schmidt 766-6268

OPEN SATURDAY 1:30  2:30 PM

OPEN SATURDAY 3:00  4:00 PM


Cheryl Baldwin 423-1881

927 Emery Road, D102, Lawrence New listing! Three-bedroom, 2-bath condo. Why pay rent? Close to KU! Ground floor location. $84,900

Don Schmidt 766-6268

Neighborhood Overview

Cheryl Baldwin 423-1881

1745 W. 24th St., 5 & 11, Lawrence Own cheaper than rent – luxury 1and 2-bedroom condos with owner financing available. Starting at $54,000. Code 1580 Don Schmidt Starting at $54,000 766-6268

SELLER SAYS SELL! Price reduced. Fabulous 4+-bedroom home. Approximately 3,500 sq. ft. Former model home. Formal dining, library, lavish master suite, finished basement. Three-car garage, huge fenced property.


Cheryl Baldwin 423-1881

505 Colorado St., 2, Lawrence Ground floor condo with covered patio, wood, carpet. Close to KU bus route, maintenance-free lawn, snow removal. Don Schmidt $69,000 766-6268

Prairie Park boundaries Prairie Park area Neighborhood boundaries from the City of Lawrence

OPEN SATURDAY 2:30  4:00 PM

OPEN SATURDAY 4:00  5:00 PM

Cheryl Baldwin 423-1881

917 Pine St., Eudora

New listing! Quality-built home – excellent price. Spacious kitchen, quiet established neighborhood. Hardwoods. New interior paint. Lawn shed, fenced backyard. Light, bright and cheery.


Cheryl Baldwin 423-1881

632 E. 582 Road, Lone Star Lake

OPEN SATURDAY 4:30  5:30 PM



Prairie Park Neighborhood Association

Lone Star Lake! Enjoy the redbuds! Waterfront 2 bedroom, 1 bath with fireplace, hardwood floors, brick patio and boat dock! Don Schmidt 766-6268

WANT TO KNOW WHAT’S IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD? Look for a new overview of a Lawrence neighborhood area here every two weeks. Use the neighborhood map with locating icons above to quickly find schools, parks and recreation areas, community facilities and more.

(*Registered with the City of Lawrence at Don Schmidt 766-6268


PUBLIC SCHOOLS • Prairie Park Elementary School, 2711 Kensington Road • South Junior High School, 2734 La. • Lawrence High School, 1901 La.

Alan P. Miller 594-6648

Cheryl Baldwin 423-1881

2609 Bond Place, Lawrence Nice ranch, super condition, close to I-70. Pretty neighborhood, quiet cul-de-sac. Huge lot. New roof. Code 12386 $139,900

671 E. 1450 Road, Lawrence

Don Schmidt 766-6268


Winding drive to totally private tree-lined estate. Full brick single-level home over walkout basement. Vaulted living room, twin fireplace, 3-bedroom, 4-bath all electric home. Ten gorgeous acres, outbuilding and pond. Six miles south of Lawrence.

PARKS AND RECREATION • Chaparral Play Lot, 2700 Ponderosa Drive • HAND Park, 1040 Home Circle


• Mary’s Lake, 2811 Kensington Road


• Prairie Park, 2811 Kensington Road • Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. Sources: City of Lawrence, Lawrence USD 497 and Prairie Park Neighborhood Association

Denise Breason 331-5502

1415 E. Glenn Drive, Lawrence Well-cared-for 3 BR, 2 BA home in quiet established neighborhood with very large, secluded fenced backyard. Nice garden space with lots of shade trees. Short distance to K-10. $135,000

Denise Breason 331-5502

642 E. 1950 Road, Baldwin City

European and Mediterranean styles are gently intertwined to make this 4 BR, 5 BA, almost 5,000-sq.-ft. home on 60 acres a uniquely warm and inviting place to entertain or just come home to and relax in. 40’ x 60’ barn/stable w/ tack room, 3 ponds (2 stocked), organic gardens, fruit trees, free natural gas, monthly oil revenue and the list goes on and on.


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ON THE COVER: The 2900 block of Lankford Drive in Prairie Park. Cover photo by Pat Connor. Community photos by Pat Connor.

brought to you by: (785) 841-1988 Yes, we can help with that. Visit your local Lawrence bank today.


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Randy Russell


LegendTrail Dr George Williams Way

1506A Legend Trail Dr. • $127,500


856 E 550 Rd. • $350,000 Clinton Lake

Bob Billings Pkwy



E 550 Rd

N 900 Rd

Well maintained newer 2 bed/2 bath home w/ 2 car garage! Large Living Room w/Corner Fireplace Nice master bedroom with access to patio Privacy fenced backyard Just minutes to shopping, churches, schools. On KU bus route!

Mary Ann Deck


• Incredible property on blacktop just minutes from Clinton & Lone Star Lakes! • Perfect setup for animal lovers w/nearly 40 acres -- trails, pond, wildlife too. • Newer ranch home w/gorgeous in-ground pool, finished walkout basement. • Huge 60x40 shop and other outbuildings

1127 Iowa, Lawrence, KS 66044 Office: 785-842-2772

1634 Patterson Lane, Lawrence

3004 W. 28th St., Lawrence

SECLUDED COUNTRY RETREAT! Just a few minutes from town. 4 bedrooms, 4 bath with completely separate living quarters. Builder’s own drafter design. Lots of cabinets, great open kitchen and dining, fireplace in living room, oversized 5 car garage and 50x100 heated and insulated shop with concrete floor. Includes pool, pond, creek, landscaping. Lawrence address and phones, a great value!

COME IN AND SAY ‘WOW’! What a great home in much desired Prairie Meadows, close to Holcom Park and shopping, original green home with earth berm construction. Open and spacious, recent updates include newer roof and new fresh paint. This home as always been well-maintained with a large backyard, oversized garage, and first floor master suite.




785-856-0011 • 5040 Bob Billings Pkwy. Suite A

OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 PM FIRST TIME OPEN • 4 Bedroom, 2 bath • Open floor plan • Vaulted ceiling and fireplace in living room • 2 bedrooms on main level • Freshly painted interior • Cul-de-sac location • Large fenced backyard • Close to schools, trails and YSI • Stop by Sunday!

$169,000 Wakarusa Dr.

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16570 46th St., McLouth GREAT OPPORTUNITY income-producing, 2 homes (1 custombuilt). Rustic cedar-sided 1 1/2 story with basement, 4 bedrooms, 4 bath, 2 car garage, fireplace, large windows. 1 rental farmhouse with 4 bedrooms, 83 acres, 2 barns, 2 implement sheds, 2 pole barns, 2 ponds, large orchard, multiple fruits, great setup for horses, livestock, buffalo, boarding, large animal vet.




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Kris Devlin 766-9999

870 E. 1050 Road, Lawrence BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY SETTING 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with 2 detached garages. Attention to detail is obvious. Stone, woodwork, brick, stained glass and more! Full basement, country kitchen with large island, 3 stone fireplaces, open floor plan, long treed drive gives you privacy from the road. Relax on the deck and enjoy the scenic valley view. Invite friends or family to stay in the separate guest house. All on 10 partially wooded acres, additional 10 acres with pond and 30x40 barn also available.



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5295 Seminole Court, Lake Dabinawa

18616 46th St., McLouth

AFFORDABLE LAKE LIVING! Close to the water’s edge. Don’t judge a book by its cover! Walk in and say ‘Wow!’ Home has been completely remodeled on the inside with bamboo flooring, knotty pine cabinets, high efficiency HVAC, new hot water heater, new roof, two new decks, new paint inside and out, two new bathrooms and more! You will love it!

COUNTRY LIVING AT ITS FINEST! Custom built home with a guest house. Main home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2,104 square feet all on one level. Great open floor plan for entertaining or family get togethers. Custom woodwork, stone fireplace, covered deck, room to expand in the full unfinished basement. Guest home has 960 square feet 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, living room dining room, kitchen. Great setting on 33 acres plus pond. Morton Building is 57x72 with corrals and horse-ready, Too many options to list. Come take a look! 8 miles from Lawrence.


$339,900 CE PRI




5184 Cherokee Lane, Lake Dabinawa

16727 27th, Jefferson County

LOVELY ONE STORY LAKE HOME. 2BR/2BA with 4 car garage, full walkout basement, patio, deck & screened porch. Beautiful views of the lake!

PEACEFUL AND SERENE SETTING for this gently sloping 10 acres, 3BD/2BA. 1768 sq ft home. Formal dining, 2 living areas, huge country kitchen with island, stone fireplace, 30x40 garage w/shop area and MORE! Wonderful garden space. Just minutes from Lawrence.




1032 Holiday Dr., Lawrence GREAT WEST SIDE LOCATION on quiet street for this 4 BD/3 BA, 2 car garage home. Large open floor plan w/beamed vaulted ceilings. New hardwood & ceramic tile floors throughout, new 50 yr roof, new storm windows. Both full baths completely remodeled. Too many new features to list. Large deck overlooks nice level privacy fenced backyard.

17446 37th, McLouth, 5.12 acres $52,000 Heavily Timbered Building Site with Mature Hardwoods. 5 Acres just 6 miles north of Lawrence Site has been surveyed, water meter included. Just off Hard Surface Road. Land 46 East, 33.8 acres $135,000 Beautiful view 33+ acres is on a bluff overlooking Lake Dabinawa. Lots of timber, nice meadow, existing water meter, abundant wildlife. Perfect for your dream home. Adjoining 40 acres also for sale.


The Froese Team • RE/MAX Associates Serving Lawrence and surrounding areas


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OPEN SUNDAY 1:30 - 3:30



3828 Stetson Dr.

Kasold Dr.

Hedges Real

Clinton Pkwy



1536 Barker

2615 Red Cedar Drive




Larry Northrop

W 27th St

310 Funston

704 Chouteau

Quail Run neighborhood. 4BR, finished basement. $225,000



Hedges Real

3813 Tiffany Drive

Classic 2-story home w/circle drive and side-entry garage. $425,000


2602 Red Cedar

Stratford Rd


Hedges Real

Glen Sohl

Associate Broker



Hedges Real

225 Eisenhower Drive

Beautiful 2-story in Park West subdivision at the north edge of Wakarusa Drive. $225,000

$99,000 2 BR in North Lawrence $128,000 2 BR, 2 BA, townhouse, 2 car garage $144,900 3 BR, huge fenced yard $149,900 3 BR, 3 BA, walkout basement $164,900 3 BR, 3 BA, finished walkout $164,900 4 BR, 4 BA, 2 story, finished basement $173,500 3 BR, Prairie Park, new roof/siding/windows $248,000/$124,000 each 3 BR, 3 BA, 2 story $249,500 4 BR, 2 story w/full basement $435,000 5 BR, 4 BA, 20 acres

5 BR, 4 BA, 3 car garage with a full finished basement. $249,500


1507 Stratford Road

JUST LISTED! Located in West Hills near KU. Wonderful character and charm with tasteful updating, refinished hardwoods. Electrical upgrades, large master suite, private backyard with mature landscaping. Call Mark to view!! $550,000


639 Lyon St. 4031 W. 26th Terrace 505 River Bend Court 1546 A Legend Trail Drive 4917 Stoneback Dr. 1536 A Legend Trail Drive 2832 Lankford Drive 2741-43 Grand Circle 912 Firetree, Baldwin City 746 E. 1550 Rd.

Hedges Real

Mark Hess

Larry Northrop

North Lawrence. 1.5 Story. 2BR plus garage and basement. $99,900



785-842-3535 for pictures of my listings



Crossgate Dr

THIS ONE HAS ALL THE UPGRADES... granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, cherry wood floors and lots of landscaping. Check out the pictures online, and you will want to see this home in Clinton Pkwy 23rd popular Sunflower Park. Wakarusa

NEW LISTING – FIRST TIME OPEN. Vintage bungalow close to downtown Lawrence. Double lot that is 106’ x 165’. Lots of original woodwork and cabinets. 2nd floor attic space is a cool 43’ in open length. Formal dining room, 16th laundry chute, full basement.




Clinton Pkwy

Mark Hess





PRICED UNDER COUNTY VALUATION. Three bedroom, 3 bath. Include all appliances. Corner lot. Call Mark to view. Check out www.


Kasold Dr.



LARGE MASTER SUITE w/bath, sits on almost 1/3 acre, new wood privacy fence, new electric service, backyard w/deck, oversized patio. Remodeled bath & master suite has 3rd nonconforming bedroom.


PUT THIS ONE ON YOUR MUST SEE LIST. Unbelievable space. Large open floor plan with a flowing living room into dining & kitchen. Pine floors throughout main level. Formal dining. 3 Large bedrooms. Master w/ tile shower, his & hers closets. Bob Billings Pkwy Finished basement w/ family room & 4th bedroom. Not your typical floor plan.

SPACIOUS HOME for the money & excellent condition. Features 5 Bdrm plus an office. Big eat-in kitchen, family room with stone fireplace plus room for your pool table. Beautiful park-like Bob Billings Pkwy backyard w/great landscaping. Only $222,900 - Stop by Saturday

Lisa Ramler

2107 Greenbriar Dr. 3422 Sweet Grass Ct. FABULOUS VIEWS from this well-located walkout townhome near Alvamar Golf Course. Main level master and 2nd kitchen in basement. Call Mark to view.

ry R

313 Woodlawn Drive

8530 High St. De Soto


1625 Kasold

SHARP, CLEAN RANCHER with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Covered patio, deck, fenced yard, backs to Fall Creek Farms. Call Mark to view.


Sunset Dr

OPEN SATURDAY 1:00 - 3:00

2204 Rodeo Drive 5 BR, 4,000 sq. ft. + swimming pool. $389,000

For bio and additional info email

3509 W. 10th Terr.

Three living rooms, 4 bedrooms, screened in porch & large rear yard! $192,500

684 N. 1495 Rd. Clinton Lake Estates; 3 acres. $320,000

Hedges Real

1336 New Hampshire St. Tastefully added onto and remodeled kitchen by KU architecture professor. $185,000

1612 W. 5th

Pinckney neighborhood 3 bdrm, 1 bath bungalow on multi-family zoned lot.


1622 Lindenwood Ln.

Habitat for humanity built 3 bedroom, 1 bath.


2705 Century Dr.

Sunset School neighborhood 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 car garage. New price.

3225 Rainier Dr.

Souther Parkway townhome 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath. New remodel. Work done.


1922 Maple

Kennedy School 4 bedroom, 2 bath, fireplace, two living rooms, ranch plan.


242 Perry

North Lawerence custom-built 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car upgrades throughout. $142,900

1524 W. 22nd Terr.

South of KU campus 3 bedroom, 1 bath, new roof, TLC required.

2718 Ponderosa Dr.

Prairie park 3 bedroom, 1 bath with great floor plan, TLC required.

2409 Morningside Dr.

8-Plex. Many updates throughout. Unique location 100% rental history.

Overland Dr. and Eldridge Five duplexes with 100% occupancy history.

1403 N. 680 Rd.

A quality, efficient, new-age home with 3 bedrooms, 4 baths. $395,000


$90,000 $80,000 $535,000 $1,125,000

663 E. 582 Rd. Lone Star Lake 642 E. 582 Rd. Lone Star Lake Second tier 2 bedroom possible 3, main lake view. $155,000

Cabin on 1 1/2 lots on deep water West side! $129,900


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April 30-May 1, 2011 1732 Lake Alvamar Dr


NEW PRICE! • Beautiful Custom Built 1 Owner in “The Reserve” Sits on 2 Acres • This Home Offers Spectacular Views from Most Rooms • A Nice Open Floor Plan Makes This Home Wonderful for Family Bev Roelofs Price: $995,000 Gatherings and Everyday Living 766-4393 • 5 Bedroom, 6 Bath, Basement: Yes 7009 Sqft • A Great Value! • MLS#: 121703 Lawrence

1501 Kasold Dr • Lawrence • KS • 66047



Visit our website today!

4409 Quail Pointe

A SPARKLING JEWEL, secluded & serene on a golf course lot. Home is a complete remodel from the wood floors to the granite countertops throughout. This home is a must see.

2601 Jordan Lane

NICELY REMODELED townhome ready for that student or 1st time buyer, movein ready!



5014 Inge QUALITY CLEMENTE BUILT HOME on premier corner lot overlooking greenspace. Main level features large kitchen with hearthroom, formal dining, living room & study. Upstairs features master suite & 3 more bedrooms. Basement has large family room with wet bar, full bath and an unfinished area ready for 5th bedroom. Westwood Hills features a neighborhood pool & nature trails.



3448 & 3450 Morning Dove Cir

2608 & 2610 Sawgrass



• Two 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Townhomes • Great Rental History • Could Be Purchased Individually • Fenced Backyard





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1920 Rhode Island


$264,000 1501 Kasold Dr • Lawrence • KS • 66047

Hedges Real Estate, Inc.

Mary Jones • Two 3 Bedroom, 2 BathTownhomes • Live in One Side & Lease the Other • HOA Takes Care of Lawns & Snow • Could Be Purchased Individually


Would you like to offer your home For Lease without the hassle of managing it yourself?

Want to offer your home “For Sale or Lease”? We can do that.

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Debbie McCarthy • 785-764-6370 •

Price: $137,500 • 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Basement: Yes 988 Sqft • MLS#: 125006 Lawrence

1501 Kasold Dr • Lawrence • KS • 66047


FIRST TIME OPEN! • Barker Neighborhood Bungalow • Hip and Comfortable Feel • Excellent Condition • Recent Updates • Take a Virtual Tour at:

Nicholas Lerner



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Great Properties Shown by Appointment

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1301 NEW YORK STREET: Single-family building lot, MLS#120838 $47,000 (Buy today, break ground tomorrow. Zoned RS-5. Seller is a licensed Realtor in the State of Kansas)

642 N. SIXTH STREET: Remodeled craftsman ranch, MLS#123914 $139,000 (All new, freshly remodeled ranch. New windows, siding, doors & mechanicals. Move-in ready, see today!)

2721 MAVERICK LANE: Meticulous maintained ranch, MLS#124835 $139,900

Jason Todd


Stan Trekell


New Hampshire St

W 7th St Massachusetts St


1912 RHODE ISLAND STREET: 140-year-old Victorian Lady, MLS#123943 $219,000 (Be sure to check out this once-in-a-generation opportunity to call this historic residence your home)

730 New Hampshire #3J

WELL-APPOINTED 1 OWNER LOFT in downtown Lawrence with loads of upgrades. Concrete floors have been stained & scored. Thousands of dollars of upgraded lighting, built-in cherry shelving & custom drapes. 2 large walk-in showers w/ natural slate tile. Master bath has double vanity w/custom vessle sinks. 2nd bedroom lacks egress window. Amenities include underground, secure parking, rooftop garden & fitness room. North-facing unit avoids direct sunlight while enjoying ample natural light.

(Two week old Timberline 3D roof, walkout basement, 3 BR and 2 baths, kitchen appliances included)

419 HOMESTEAD DRIVE: Well-appointed English Tudor, MLS#124603 $298,500 (Long list of recent upgrades including: 3D roof, hardwood floors, granite countertops and more!)

Hedges Real


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THIS WEEK’S MORTGAGE RATES Visit Mortgage Marketplace at

LENDER Capital City Bank 740 New Hampshire 330-1200 4/20/11

Commerce Bank 865-4721 4/25/11

Douglas County Bank 865-1000 4/26/11

First Assured Mortgage 785-856-LOAN (5626) 4/12/11

KU Credit Union 749-6804 3400 W. 6th 4/26/11

Lawrence Bank 838-9704 4/13/11

Landmark National Bank 841-6677 4/19/11

Meritrust Credit Union 856-7878 4/19/11

Mid America Bank

(Formerly Hilco Mortgage Co.)




Conv. Jumbo

4.750 + 0 Call For Rates

4.125 + 0 (credit score 740)

University National Bank 841-1988 4/26/11

FHA Fixed

4.625 + 0

VA Fixed 45 day lock Refinance 80% or less

4.625 + 0

3/1 ARM 5/1 ARM 7/1 ARM 7/1 Jumbo

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10 Yr. 20 Yr. 15 Yr. Rental 30 Yr. Rental

3.750 + 0 4.625 + 0 4.500 + 0 5.250 + 0

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3/1 ARM 5/1 ARM 7/1 ARM FHA/VA USDA 100%

4.250 + 1 3.750 + 1 3.875 + 1 4.750 + 0 4.750 + 0

Conv. FHA (3.5% down)

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3.250 + 0 3.625 + 0 as low as 3.875 + 0

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4.875 + 0 (credit score 740) 5.750 + 0 (credit score 720)

4.250 + 0 (credit score 740)

10-Yr. Fixed 20-Yr. Fixed

3.750 + 0 4.625 + 0 (credit score 740) 3.375 + 0 (credit score 740)

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3.875 + 0 4.125 + 0 4.375 + 0 Call For Rates

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4.875 + 0 Call For Rates

4.125 + 0

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3.875 + 0 3.875 + 0 3.875 + 0 4.750 + 0

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841-8055 4/26/11

Sunflower Bank 4831 Quail Crest Place 4/26/11


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Rate are hot and market looks great! Rates quoted for a 30 day lock, purchase, and $100,000 loan or higher. Call for longer lock options. All rates are calculated with credit scores - call for your quote. VA/FHA Lending available. Call Deb Drummet at 785-330-1221 or Diana Deutsch at 785-3301220 for details. Free, same day approvals.

Call BRAD SCRAPER at 865-4721 for free pre-approval and for more information on mortgages for residential and investment properties.


No application fee! Call today for a free, no pressure, no obligation custom quote. Kansas Licensed Mortgage Company M.C. 0001442.

Contact Geoff Strole at 749-6804 or Local Servicing. Free Pre-Qualifications within Minutes of Applying. Apply 24/7 at Proud to be an Approved Lender for the Tenants to Homeowners Program ... Creating Permanently Affordable Housing in Lawrence!

Free same day pre-approvals. Rates quoted on loan amounts of $125,000or more, purchase, 45 day lock with a credit score of 740 and above. Rates subject to change without notice. Now is the time to turn that adjustable rate into a fixed rate. Call or email us today for all your lending needs! Kelley Smetak at 785-856-9424 and Courtney Nowak at 785-856-9405

Call Brian McFall to get your prequalification started. Landmark has FHA, Conventional and VA loans. VA loans allow for NO DOWN PAYMENT. What could you buy with the hundreds of dollars you save in closing costs with Landmark? How about a new big screen TV or appliances? Closing costs vary from lender to lender, call Landmark and compare our costs and rates with any other lender. Call us today at 841-6677. The above rates are based on a loan of $120,000 or higher and a median credit score of 740 or above. Other rate and point options are available.

Call Deborah Kurtz @ 856-7878 and see how easy it is to get pre-approved.

We’ve merged our companies! Hilco Mortgage will now be part of Mid America Bank. Same location, same staff, and the same great service and rates you expect. Mid America Bank offers a FREE, No Obligation Pre-Approval Letter, and Good Faith Estimate with APR. FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER SPECIALISTS ***All loan options require approved credit. Rates for refinance vary. ***Please Call 841-8055

Stop by Sunflower Bank at 14th and Wakarusa and ask for AMANDA DIERCKS. We can help you move up or move into the home of your dreams. Sunflower Bank is an exclusive lender for Efficiency Kansas. If you’re going green, we can help. Call Amanda at 785-312-7274 or email at


CALL KATHLEEN JOHNSON AT 832-7223 for information on getting your listing in

This is not an advertisement for credit as defined by paragraph 226. 24 of regulation Z. Call lender for APR. ARM-Adjustable rate mortgage; CAPS maximum per adjustment & Lifetime rate adjustment LTV-loan to value; Jumbo-any loan amount over $417,000.


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&City Services

Lawrence: City Services City of Lawrence


Fire and Medical Department


Police Department


Department of Utilities


Lawrence Transit System


Municipal Court


Animal Control


Parks and Recreation


Westar Energy


Black Hills Energy (Gas)


Auctioneers Bill Fair Real Estate Auctions


Audio/Video Installation Kief’s Audio & Video


Guttering Jayhawk Guttering (A Division of Nieder Contracting, Inc.)


Home Appraisals Larry A. Hatfield, Appraisals Tom Monninger, SRA

843-0325 865-3550

Home Insurance Kurt Goeser, State Farm Insurance Ron King, American Family Insurance Tom Pollard, Farmers Insurance

843-0003 841-8008 843-7511


Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Mock, Megan R. and De LaTorre, Daniel P. — 809 Deer Ridge Court, Baldwin City. Federal National Mortgage Association to Jost Homes & Construction LLC — 1508 W. 25th Terrace. Planet Construction LLC to L.J. Garber Construction LLC — 4523 Larissa Drive. Campbell, Jacob M. and Lindsay to Newton, Aaron M. and Miller, Bethany — 2508 Via Linda Drive. JDC Construction LLC to Collins, Gregory L. and Cynthia D. — 511 Santa Fe Court, Baldwin City. Federal National Mortgage Association to Blair, Aaron M. — 3212 Riverview Road. Kampfer, Gary E. to Mole, Johnnie L. and Elizabeth A. — 1522 Wedgewood Drive. Shmalberg, Jeffery L. and Lori G. to Blackbird, Russell L. and Ann E. — 306 Dakota St. MPM Investments LLC to Herman, Jason J. and Eva C. — 1613 16th St. Court, Eudora. Lynch, James E. and Virginia S. to Watts, Charlie J. and Mary A., trustees — 1004 Cedar St., Eudora. Hauber, William E. and Jackie L. to Hinshaw, Matthew L. and Kristen L. — 3122 W. 29th Terrace. Peterson, Jessica K. and Demetrius J. to Haller, Jeff and Kathy — 4213 W.

26th Terrace. Mallard Homes Inc. to Hauber, William and Jackie L. — 3912 Bellflower St. Walter, Christian T. and Beth M. to Kallal, Charles G. and Charlotte M. — 3914 Aster St. McCormick, Gary and Meredithe H. to Studebaker, Paul W. and Katherine A. — 2709 Lawrence Ave. Hunt, Marvin L. and Catherine A., and Mallett, Catherine A. to McCormick, Gary W. and Meredithe H. — 2808 Lawrence Ave. Maines, Sophia and Klepper, David to Costello, Brendan P. and King, Mary — 1941 Ohio. Yeti Ventures LLC to Murphey, Dennis and Margo L. — 603 Elm St. Grand Builders Inc. to Frosini, Emma A. and Rothbrust, Florian K. — 1519 Hanscom Road. Stebbins, Justin to Moland, Lance D. and Norton, Eryn A. — 737 North St. Watts, Charlie J., trustee, to McMahon, Joyce and Heine, Mary L. — 1216 Cherry St., Eudora. Bogard, Jo L., trustee, to Sudja, Nathan M. — 715 Jersey St., Baldwin City. Ballard, Barbara E. to Kraisinger, Kip A. and Ashley M. — vacant land. Wilkins, Elizabeth C. to Fulmer, Landon J. and Zubytska, Lidiya — 1413 Legends Circle. Lawrence Habitat for Humanity Inc. to Turner, Susan D. — 1616 E. 15th St.

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#FE #BUI #TNU :FT  4RGU .-475


Judy Brynds


Suzy Novotny









01&/4"563%": INCREDIBLE VALUE!


01&/4"563%": JUST SOUTH OF CAMPUS!



#FE #BUI #TNU :FT  4RGU .-4

Sheila Santee









#FE #BUI #TNU :FT  4RGU McMullen .-475 766-6759

Harris #FE #BUI #TNU :FT  4RGU .-475 764-1583





#FE #BUI #TNU :FT  4RGU .-4

Steve Jones




#FE #BUI #TNU :FT  4RGU .-4

Toni McCalla


Homes marked with the McGrew Gold Star




#FE #BUI #TNU /P  4RGU .-4

Sheila Santee





#FE #BUI #TNU /P  4RGU .-475

Tasha Wertin


have met the following criteria: inspected, 01&/46/%": WELL BELOW COUNTY VALUE!



repairs completed, cosmetically enhanced, priced competitively, and offer a 1


Salb #FE #BUI #TNU :FT  4RGU .-475 840-7878

year home warranty for the buyer.


This information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.








#FE #BUI #TNU /P  4RGU .-4



 #FESPPN  #BUI #BTFNFOU :FT  4RGU Price: $165,000 .-4  75 ,FOUVDLZ


Thomas Howe


Mary Jones


01&/4"563%": BEAUTIFUL HOME!



#FE #BUI #TNU :FT  4RGU .-4

Dawn Hill


01&/4"563%": RELAX - NO YARD WORK!



#FE #BUI #TNU /P  4RGU .-4

Steve Jones






01&/46/%": PRICE REDUCED $4,600!

01&/46/%": WELCOME HOME!



#FE #BUI #TNU :FT  4RGU .-475

Maxine Gregory




#FE #BUI #TNU /P  4RGU .-475

Eddie Davalos





#FE #BUI #TNU /P  4RGU Clements .-475 766-5837






01&/4"563%": GOLD STAR HOME!

01&/46/%": NEW TO MARKET!






01&/4"563%": CLOSE TO KU!



#FE #BUI #TNU :FT  4RGU .-475

Judy Brynds





#FE #BUI #TNU /P  4RGU Williams .-475 312-0743



#FE #BUI #TNU /P  4RGU .-475

Steve LaRue




#FE #BUI #TNU :FT  4RGU .-4

Amy Harris




#FE #BUI #TNU :FT  4RGU .-475

Randy LaRue








01&/4"563%": OVER 2000 SQFT TOWNHOME!


01&/4"563%": FIRST TIME OPEN!




#FE #BUI #TNU /P  4RGU .-4

Toni McCalla




#FE #BUI #TNU :FT  4RGU .-4

Betty Wenger




#FE #BUI #TNU :FT  4RGU .-475

Kimberly Williams




#FE #BUI #TNU :FT  4RGU .-475

Nicholas Lerner




#FE #BUI #TNU /P  4RGU .-475

Kimberly Williams







01&/4"563%": NEW LISTING!

01&/4"563%": PRICE REDUCED!



01&/4"563%": GREAT PRICE!



#FE #BUI #TNU /P  4RGU .-4

Becky Mondi




#FE #BUI #TNU /P  4RGU .-475

Steve LaRue



$125,000 $120,000


Wiley #FE #BUI #TNU /P  4RGU .-475 865-8140



#FE #BUI #TNU /P  4RGU .-475

Diane Kennedy




#FE #BUI #TNU :FT  4RGU .-475

Diane Kennedy


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