Archive for Monday, April 6, 2009

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Man arrested after brief car chase Police respond to stabbing of 15-year-old boy The day in photos, April 6, 2009 Sexual assaults and children
Who are you cheering for in the national championship game?

Poll results

Response Percent
Michigan State
North Carolina
Total 423

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Sarah Buxton arrives at the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at Las Vegas in this 2007 photo. Country living: Lawrence native Sarah Buxton experiences highs and lows of Nashville industry
April 5, 2009 in print edition on 1D
When the Academy of Country Music Awards announced its nominations in February, Sarah Buxton found herself among the honored few.
6:00 a.m.
Locations of 219 reported sexual assaults involving child victims, 2004 to 2008. The littlest victims
April 6, 2009 in print edition on 1A
When Amy McGowan talks about her years prosecuting child sex crimes, she recalls when she had to scramble to find a booster seat from a restaurant so a 3-year-old could testify on the witness stand. “And, that was when I went, ‘Oh this is wrong,’” said McGowan, Douglas County chief assistant district attorney.
10:00 a.m.
U.S. Army soldiers stroll past two bronze busts of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in the Green Zone in Baghdad in March 2009 on the sixth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. The war began with a missile and bombing attack on south Baghdad before dawn on March 20, 2003. Discussions link Lawrence, Iraq
April 6, 2009 in print edition on 6A
Iraq is making improvements in more areas than just security as it develops as a democracy, U.S. and Iraqi generals and diplomats in Baghdad told a Lawrence audience on Sunday. “The Iraqi government is working very hard to improve security and also the level of life,” said Ali Aldabbagh, spokesman for the Iraqi government.
2:00 p.m.
The moon is pictured in stages leading up to a full eclipse in this file photo from February 2008. Moon rock to land at KU
April 6, 2009 in print edition on 1A
With a touchable moon rock coming to Kansas University this month, security might not be the first thing that would come to mind. But perhaps it should be, says Joe Gutheinz, an attorney now living in Houston. He said that while serving as a special agent in the NASA office of Inspector General, he led an attempt to recover moon rocks that had been distributed to all the nations of the world.
6:00 p.m.
Shirley Barrand  counts out the steps as she and husband Blue teach a dance class. Dance fever: Couple keep fit teaching what they love
April 6, 2009
It started with a dress. A dress for Shirley Barrand to dance in with her husband, Warren “Blue” Barrand. The couple had met on a dance floor at a single’s mixer, and one thing led to another, and then, as a young married couple, they took up ballroom dance lessons. But it wasn’t until Shirley laid her eyes on an elaborate ballroom gown that the thought of competitive dancing crossed her mind.

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Fee consideration
Any additional fees for the city’s recreation facilities should be targeted carefully to maintain access for a large number of Lawrence residents.
April 6, 2009 in print edition on A9
It’s reasonable in tight economic times for the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department to consider raising some fees and adding new fees for some services. There are, however, a number of important factors to consider as they approach this strategy.