Archive for Monday, August 11, 2008

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6:00 a.m.
Workers Rick Ayers, Eudora, left, and Jeremy McGuire, Topeka, are part of the construction crew for Phase One of the deferred maintenance plan at Kansas University. KU and other Board of Regents schools are offering tax credits to donors who will contribute funds for maintenance. Tax credits for university repairs slow to catch on
August 11, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Owners of old homes know the headaches that can come with aging buildings. Faulty electricity, leaky pipes and creaky floors. Now, consider the scope of those problems on an aging 1,000-acre campus, with at least 40 buildings more than 20 years old and hundreds of thousands of people using the buildings every year. That’s what Kansas University maintenance has to deal with.
10:00 a.m.
Drowning in debt: Wise use of credit can preserve students’ financial security
August 11, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Walter Glaude can tell one financial horror story after another, and many of them involve college students. Such as the one about two college seniors he recently talked with who had accumulated debts of more than $40,000 each by using credit cards. “They were using it to supplement their income while they were in school,” Glaude said. “That’s ridiculous.”
2:00 p.m.
Beth Baker is a nurse and coordinator for the ECT program at Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Overland Park. ECT or electroconvulsive therapy is used most often for treatment for depression or bipolar disorder. Nurse tries to dispel ECT stereotypes
August 11, 2008 in print edition on 4A
Jack Nicholson’s Oscar-winning role in the 1975 film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” poses a daily challenge for nurse Beth Baker. Baker, who coordinates the electroconvulsive therapy program at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, has the task of educating potential patients that the modern-day version of the procedure is nothing like what Nicholson’s character endured.
6:00 p.m.
Free State High School English teacher Alice Karakas-Neuman sets up her computer with assistance from Linda Wedge, another teacher at Free State. Teachers across the district have spent much of their summer break preparing their rooms and curricula for the new school year, which begins this week. For Lawrence’s teachers, school’s never completely out for summer
August 11, 2008 in print edition on 3A
By her count, Lori Greenfield has spent time prepping her fifth-grade classroom two to three times a week since school ended in May. The Prairie Park School teacher moved classrooms as part of a switch from fourth grade to fifth grade. Just days before students return to school, Greenfield is still waiting for printed materials and dry-erase boards.
10:00 p.m.
Decision to skip Leavenworth as NBAF finalist was unfair, angry lawmaker says
August 11, 2008 in print edition on 1A
A state legislator on Monday expressed anger after a report indicated that Leavenworth had a high score as a possible location for a federal biosafety lab but was leapfrogged as a finalist by politically connected Mississippi.

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Colleges peddle bikes to students
August 11, 2008 in print edition on A8
Emory University is hoping to make bikes the must-have back-to-school accessory this fall.