Archive for Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Also from June 19

Audio clips
Births
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Podcasts
Polls
What do you think of the 122-month prison sentence given to Jason Rose?

Poll results

Response Percent
It’s not enough time
 
78%
It’s just the right amount of time
 
9%
Undecided
 
7%
It’s too much time
 
4%
Total 315
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
On July 2, 2007, KU on Wheels changed to new buses. Danny Kaiser, assistant director of KU Parking and Transit, with two of the new 40-foot buses, points out the new paint scheme for the buses. Big blue buses get ready to roll
June 18, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Two blue buses parked on Kansas University’s West Campus now are less than two weeks away from their new jobs as carriers for students, faculty and staff. But they won’t be alone for long. Another 26 refurbished buses - total cost: nearly $1.5 million - will join the two 1990 models that were once part of Sacramento’s municipal fleet.
10:00 a.m.
The City of Lawrence is trying to create incentives for some business owners and homeowners to spruce up their properties. Under a plan being considered tonight by the City Commission, certain homes and businesses, such as Wild Territory in the 900 block of Massachusetts Street, would receive tax rebates for improvements. Tax rebate would revitalize
June 19, 2007 in print edition on 1B
For property owners in downtown Lawrence and five of the city’s older neighborhoods, soon the check really may be in the mail. And the check may be coming from an unlikely source: the tax man.
1:30 p.m.
Online chat
New executive director of Senior Services of Douglas County to discuss aging issues
June 19, 2007
John Glassman, the new executive director of Douglas County Senior Services, is will chat about issues related to aging and Medicare. The agency is committed to creating opportunities that allow Douglas County residents 60 and older to remain independent and active in their homes and communities.
4:00 p.m.
Conor Hiatt, 9, was named one of the Kids Who Care by Kohl's department store. He raised money for Heifer International, which buys livestock for needy families around the world. Generous spirit
June 19, 2007 in print edition on 1D
When the advertisement arrived in the mail, one photo caught Conor Hiatt’s eye: the picture of a big, hairy, horned water buffalo.
10:00 p.m.
Dr. Barbara Atkinson, executive vice chancellor of the Kansas University Medical Center, presents a 10-year life sciences research plan, "The Time is Now," at the Kansas Life Sciences Innovation Center. The $800 million plan unveiled Tuesday calls for a major expansion of facilities and staff over the next decade. $800M life science plan hatched
June 19, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University Medical Center on Tuesday rallied support behind its $800 million, 10-year plan to become a major player in life sciences research and care, but a key lawmaker expressed dissatisfaction with the proposal. After listening to an hourlong presentation by KU officials, House Speaker Melvin Neufeld said the plan was too focused on the Kansas City metropolitan area.

All stories

McCann’s father knows best
Dad helps son bust slump; Schilling schelled
June 19, 2007 in print edition on C4
Brian McCann was in a slump. He knew where to turn.
LMH success
A successful capital campaign will help fund improvements that will prepare Lawrence Memorial Hospital to meet the community’s growing health care needs.
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
Lawrence Memorial Hospital officials will host a gathering Friday to recognize and thank approximately 1,300 individuals who have made contributions to the hospital’s $45 million expansion project.
Horoscopes
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Tuesday, June 19
Cowboys’ Curry to stay in draft
Guard will return to school only if he’s not selected
June 19, 2007 in print edition on C2
Guard JamesOn Curry announced Monday that he would skip his senior season at Oklahoma State and remain eligible for the NBA Draft.
Lawrence Datebook
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.