Archive for Thursday, May 7, 2009

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House votes for 2.75 percent across-the-board state budget cut; bill goes to Gov. Parkinson
May 7, 2009
A bipartisan plan to implement a 2.75 percent across-the-board cut to the state budget was given final approval today and sent to Gov. Mark Parkinson for his consideration
Tornado watch issued for area
01:57 p.m., May 7, 2009 Updated 03:23 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 8 p.m. for five counties in Kansas, including Douglas.
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to beef up patrol
May 7, 2009
Officers will be patrolling for drunk drivers and speeders during special enforcement measures Friday night, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.
Commuter forecast, May 7, 2009
May 7, 2009
Highway 24 near Grantville is down to one lane for the day. You can also expect some routine road work on the west side of Kansas City.
Neighbors: Phyllis Mapes
May 7, 2009
Name: Phyllis F. Mapes Occupation: Title insurance agent and loan closing.
BHS track teams enjoy weather for Girard Invite
May 7, 2009
It doesn’t seem to matter on which day the Baldwin High School track and field teams compete because they continue to improve times and marks each week. On Friday, the Bulldogs were scheduled to run at the Girard Invitational. However, weather in southeast Kansas forced officials to postpone the meet until Monday.
Bulldogs remain optimistic after close losses
May 7, 2009
EUDORA — Brock Hartshorn kept a positive attitude here Tuesday after his Bulldogs were narrowly swept in a doubleheader. Signs of a young team’s improvements are often hard to see by the casual fan.
BJHS track records keep falling as season closes
May 7, 2009
It seems like a broken record, but once again the Baldwin Junior High School track and field teams continue to set new school records. On April 28, the Bulldogs hosted a meet and broke four BJHS records. The Bulldogs won 19 events at their home meet.
Softball team rallies in second game to split with Cardinals
May 7, 2009
EUDORA — Just when things looked bleak for the Baldwin High School softball team here Tuesday, smiles appeared from the BHS dugout. No, the Baldwin players weren’t smiling about the 7-4 defeat in the first game. Nor were they smiling about the 6-0 deficit in the second contest of the doubleheader. It was almost like a scene out of a Hollywood movie.
Wildcats finish HAAC with flair
May 7, 2009
Sweeping the final event only seemed fitting for the Baker University track and field teams Saturday. Before the Wildcats could finish second and third at the Heart of America Athletic Conference championship meet on Saturday in Fayette, Mo., they had to finish with flair.
BHS Baccalaureate set for Wednesday
May 7, 2009
The 17th Annual Baldwin High School Baccalaureate will take place at the Baldwin Junior High School auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Day succumbs to long cancer fight
May 7, 2009
Brenda Day, longtime Baker University archivist and curator of the Old Castle Museum, died April 25 after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 49.
Baker ready for commencement ceremonies
May 7, 2009
Baker University will honor more than 900 spring graduates with four commencement ceremonies at the George F. Collins Sports and Convention Center on the Baldwin City campus.
Swine flu clues
May 7, 2009
Barbara Schnitker, director of nurses at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, said that though there are some unknowns about the swine flu, or H1N1 flu virus, simple steps can be taken to avoid it.
BESIC contingent enjoyed Land of Lincoln trip
May 7, 2009
For one day, Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center fifth graders learned a lifetime’s worth of knowledge about the 16th U.S. President.
Column: All about doing more even when you have less
May 7, 2009
By now, we’re all used to the mantra of “do more with less” during these tough economic times. It’s a fact of life. We’ve seen all too well here in Baldwin City the same problems that are occurring nationwide — layoffs, bankruptcies and foreclosures. We’re not immune.