Archive for Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Also from June 12

Audio clips
Births
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Wakarusa cleanup
Podcasts
Polls
Should the state loosen teacher requirements to help schools cope with teacher shortages?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
59%
Yes
 
36%
Undecided
 
3%
Total 226
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Lawrence resident Ginger Vermooten, front, a Tae Kwon Do black belt, front, warms up with her class as they practice kicking exercises Monday afternoon at ATA Black Belt and Leadership Academy, 5150 Clinton Parkway. Teen’s abduction renews focus on personal safety
June 11, 2007 in print edition on 1B
The tragedy of Overland Park teenager Kelsey Smith being abducted June 2 from a shopping center parking lot and found dead days later is focusing attention on self-defense, martial arts instructors say.
10:26 a.m.
One of the Lawrence Transit System buses departs from the bus stop at Ninth and New Hampshire Streets. The Transit System is looking into more environmentally friendly bus options.     Young riders concern drivers
June 12, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Ten-year-old Charlie Backus is the king of the road. Charlie is regularly chauffeured to music camp, summer theater at the Lawrence Arts Center and many other hot spots in Lawrence courtesy of a 30-foot limousine. All right, it is not exactly a limousine; it’s a Lawrence Transit System bus. But it works just fine for Charlie.
2:00 p.m.
Online chat
New Parks and Recreation leader to discuss city's programs
June 12, 2007
Ernie Shaw, a longtime supervisor in the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, was named its interim director last March. He will chat about his future plans for the department, among other topics.
4:00 p.m.
Free State High's Taylor Manning, left, and Ashli Hill will be counted on to grow into their long frames this winter for the Firebirds. Standing 6-foot-1 and 6-4, respectively, the duo should give Free State a decided height advantage during the 2007-08 basketball season. Hill, Manning give Free State tool that can’t be taught
June 12, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Oh, to be a teenager again. Driving down the road, windows rolled down, not a care in the world. That’s what it was like for Ashli Hill one morning last week on her way to girls basketball camp at Free State High. And then her day took an unexpected turn.
6:30 p.m.
One of the Lawrence Transit System buses departs from the bus stop at Ninth and New Hampshire Streets. The Transit System is looking into more environmentally friendly bus options.     LIVE BLOG: Lawrence City Commission discusses the T’s future, budget cuts
6:00 p.m., June 12, 2007 Updated 10:00 p.m.
City Hall reporter Chad Lawhorn provides live coverage of the discussion.
10:00 p.m.
Erik Parrish, 12, does a flip-twist off the diving board at the Lawrence Aquatic Center. Parrish and his friends took turns on the diving board Tuesday under overcast skies and humid weather. Temperatures not sizzling - yet
June 13, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Summer is just around the corner, but it hasn’t felt that way lately in Lawrence.

All stories

LIVE BLOG: Lawrence City Commission discusses the T’s future, budget cuts
City Hall reporter Chad Lawhorn provides live coverage of the discussion
06:00 p.m., June 12, 2007 Updated 10:00 p.m.
City Hall reporter Chad Lawhorn provides live coverage of the discussion.
Horoscopes
June 12, 2007 in print edition on B5
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Commodities
June 12, 2007 in print edition on C8
Lawrence Datebook
June 12, 2007 in print edition on B2
Teaching ranks
Although some positive proposals are on the table, it’s disappointing that Kansas is having to adjust its standards to attract enough qualified teachers.
June 12, 2007 in print edition on B6
Proposed adjustments to the Kansas licensing requirements for teachers seem to be a reasonable way to try to solve the shortage of teachers in key academic areas.
On the record
June 12, 2007 in print edition on B2
New digs, or nostalgia?
Future of Rosenblatt Stadium a hot topic in Omaha
June 12, 2007 in print edition on C6
To fans who make the trek each June and to those watching at home, Rosenblatt Stadium is synonymous with the College World Series.