Archive for Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Also from May 14

On the street
What effect will Bill Self's involvement in an effort to improve Lawrence's athletic and wellness facilities have on getting a project done?

Poll results

Response Percent
A significant effect.
Some effect.
Little effect.
Not sure.
Total 281

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
State universities in Kansas have managed the recent budget cuts relatively well, but the Kansas Board of Regents warns of the overall effects the cuts could have. Regents warn cuts could have negative effects on enrollment and graduation numbers. Strategic plan charts course to 2015
May 13, 2008 in print edition on 3A
By 2015, Kansas University would like all incoming students to have high-quality academic backgrounds, be active in extracurriculars and have a focus on community service. The university would like all graduates to meet certain benchmarks, such as having an interest and capacity for research, being aware of global issues and diversity, and exhibiting strong communication and interpersonal skills.
8:00 a.m.
Field work ahead
May 14, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Both sides say it’s a chance to meet two major needs - more athletic venues in Lawrence and a campus to promote child wellness. Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self’s Assists Foundation and the Lawrence school district have had early talks about developing a sports complex.
12:00 p.m.
House Speaker Melvin Neufeld on Wednesday declared there would be no attempt to override Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' veto of legislation that would have authorized construction of two coal-fired power plants. Is another coal plant ‘Hail Mary’ in store?
May 14, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Will there be another “Hail Mary” attempt to get approval of the coal-burning plants project in southwest Kansas? Opponents and supporters of the project said Tuesday that it’s possible. “It’s not totally, totally over yet,” Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson said.
4:00 p.m.
Watermelon adds natural sweetness to lemonade. Lemon aids
May 14, 2008 in print edition on 1C
After nearly a decade in the lemonade business, Josh Thomas is looking forward to handing off some of his responsibilities to a successor. But he’ll probably wait until his brother turns 4, the same age he was when he opened his award-winning stand.

All stories

Enticing plan
The Lawrence school district is attacking its athletic facility needs with a practical short-term plan and an ambitious long-range goal.
May 14, 2008 in print edition on A10
The plan outlined this week by Lawrence Schools Superintendent Randy Weseman is a reasonable strategy to address immediate high school athletic facility needs and set the stage for the long-range possibility of a districtwide sports facility.