Archive for Tuesday, September 9, 2008

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Jury finds Ramona Morgan guilty
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12:00 a.m.
District making progress when it comes to No Child Left Behind Act
9:00 p.m., September 8, 2008 Updated 1:37 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Lawrence public schools are making progress when it comes to leaving no children behind, but work still needs to be done.
6:00 a.m.
Richard Gwin/Lawrence Journal -World .Ramona Morgan sits with her attorney Billy Rork of Topeka Monday in Judge Paula Martins court room. Morgan struck and killed two Highway workmen, in Pleasant Grove south of Lawrence in 2007. Jury to continue deliberations in U.S. Highway 59 fatalities
September 8, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Jurors will return to Douglas County District Court this morning to deliberate the fate of a Washington state woman accused of killing two highway workers in 2007 in a hit-and-run.
10:00 a.m.
Welder John McManigal, Holton, purchased a used Suzuki mini-truck that holds his welding rig and equipment. McManigal says he's saving money on gas with his new truck and he hopes local governments will make them legal for driving on highways. The small, gas-efficient trucks from Japan are catching on in the U.S. and becoming popular replacements for regular trucks among farmers and people needing multi-functional vehicles. As fuel prices rise, mini-trucks prove popular
September 8, 2008 in print edition on 1A
John Grau used to drive a big, gas-guzzling pickup truck while checking cattle and fences on his rural Jackson County farm. Not anymore. Last spring he bought a Japanese-made mini-truck for that purpose.
6:00 p.m.
Ramona Morgan sits with her attorney, Billy Rork, of Topeka, on Tuesday just prior to being convicted of two counts of reckless second-degree murder and one count of aggravated battery in the deaths of two KDOT workers and injury of another along U.S. Hwy. 59 south of Lawrence a year ago. Jury finds Ramona Morgan guilty on all charges relating to last September’s accident
1:43 p.m., September 9, 2008 Updated 7:28 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Billy Rork, Ramona Morgan’s defense attorney, at 1:25 p.m. said that the jury had reached a verdict in the death of two construction workers on U.S. Highway 59 south of Lawrence last September.

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Shameful situation
Kansas officials need to acknowledge and try to remedy the sad lack of services for people with serious mental illness.
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
This can’t be what state officials had in mind when they phased out the state hospitals that provided services for Kansans with serious mental illness.