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How did you first hear about the news of U.S. forces killing Osama bin Laden?

Response Percent
Television
 
54%
Friend or relative
 
16%
Facebook
 
11%
Online news site
 
7%
Twitter
 
4%
Radio
 
2%
Other
 
2%
Print newspaper
 
0%
Total 42

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Flags to be lowered to honor law officers
May 5, 2011
Gov. Sam Brownback has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Friday, May 6, in honor of the Kansas Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day.
New activities to be offered in Kansas Sampler Fest’s 2nd year in Leavenworth
May 5, 2011
Visitors to this weekend’s Kansas Sampler Festival in Leavenworth have the opportunity to see exhibits and try foods and beverages from across the state.
USD 348 Performing Arts Center set to open ahead of schedule
May 5, 2011
Lights, camera, action. The new Baldwin USD 348 Performing Arts Center is about to open its doors to the public. Although it’s unlikely that there will be a performance of any kind in the new facility this spring, the district is expected to take reins of the PAC before the school year ends later this month.
Baker University sports roundup
May 5, 2011
The Baker University men’s and women’s track and field teams both won their respective meets at the Wildcat Open on Saturday at Liston Stadium.
BHS girls track squad wins five events, team title at De Soto meet
May 5, 2011
For the first time in school history, the Baldwin High School girls track and field team scored more than 1,000 points at a meet. The Bulldogs accomplished that feat here Friday night. They scored 1,079.5 points to win the De Soto Invitational by 48.5 points over runner-up Saint James (1,031).
Wright’s 800 paces BHS boys track at De Soto
May 5, 2011
Brian Wright ran his fastest time in nearly two years here Friday night. It was the Baldwin High School junior’s 800-meter run that left coaches and teammates awestruck. Wright avenged a loss from the Bulldogs’ opening meet of the season.
Baldwin High softball sweeps rival Eudora
May 5, 2011
After a six-run rally to win the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader here, the Baldwin High School softball squad has won seven of its last eight games. After winning its second game against the Cardinals, Baldwin High (10-6) extended its winning streak to four games.
Vander Tuig’s no-hitter aces Cardinals
May 5, 2011
Justin Vander Tuig was going to pitch six innings here Tuesday night, but instead he stayed on the mound all seven. With the Baldwin High School baseball team leading Eudora 9-1 after six innings, coach Brian Turk intended to relieve his star pitcher and rest his arm.
Letter to the editor
May 5, 2011
To the editor, I am writing regarding the Transportation Committee’s proposal to do away with busing except for the people outside the 2.5-mile area.
Black Jack site opening Saturday for season
May 5, 2011
John Brown, Kansas abolitionist and historic figure, knows Black Jack Battlefield well. The battlefield was the site of the first fight between proslavery and antislavery forces, and where Kerry Altenbernd, who gives tours at the Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park, said he believes Brown first learned how to fight against slavery.
BHS students earn 4 top ratings at state festival
May 5, 2011
Baldwin High School left the Class 4A state band competition Saturday in Andover with four one-ratings for three groups and one solo performance.
Children’s Choir receives gold medal at St. Louis competition
May 5, 2011
The Baldwin City Children’s Choir is in its first year of existence, but is already receiving national recognition. The choir traveled to St. Louis Friday through Sunday for the Heritage Festival Competition. The competition is for bands, choirs and orchestras.
Farmers Market to open downtown Saturday
May 5, 2011
Charlene Hannon can be found in the kitchen on Fridays during the summer months, the way she has on and off for about 20 years. Hannon and her mother will begin baking pies to sell each Saturday at the Baldwin City Farmer’s Market.
Baldwin City native gets first book published
May 5, 2011
The manuscript of Glenna Thompson’s book “The Chicken Club” sat on her shelf after she wrote it six years ago, taking up twice the space it does now. While on her shelf, Thompson wrote her second book and survived a battle with melanoma.
Baker University’s food service director retiring after 26 years
May 5, 2011
For 10 years, Darrell Bowersox moved from coast to coast, having to move his family roughly every two years while working for Saga Foods and other food companies. After deciding he wanted to find a place and job to stay at for good, Bowersox took a job at Baker University.
Kansas Highway Patrol says drug use, inattention contributing factors in fatal April 16 accident on K-10
May 5, 2011
A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper said Tuesday that drug use and driver inattention would be listed as contributing factors as to why a 24-year-old Eudora man crossed a median in a deadly April 16 accident on Kansas Highway 10.