Archive for Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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Births
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2008-09 KU Basketball Fan Photos The day in photos, April 15, 2009
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Polls
Have you ever had a need to call 911 for an emergency?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
66%
No.
 
33%
Total 398
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., and his wife, Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., appear at the unveiling of his portrait at the U.S. Capitol in July, 2006. Bob and Elizabeth Dole to lecture together at KU
April 14, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Former U.S. Sens. Bob and Elizabeth Dole are scheduled to deliver the 2009 Dole Lecture sponsored by the Dole Institute of Politics. Bob Dole has given one of the annual lectures before, but Bill Lacy, director of the Dole Institute, said he has tried to get the two of them to appear at the institute together since Bob Dole’s last speaking engagement there.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas University Athletics Director Lew Perkins walks the halls at Texas Tech after KU fell to the Red Raiders on March 4th, 2009. KU’s Lew Perkins in line for extra $750,000 in retention bonus
April 14, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University’s athletic director could be in line for $750,000 more this summer than originally planned in his contract. KU added the amount to a retention payment due to Lew Perkins this summer after he declined efforts made by another university in June 2006 to recruit him as its athletic director, said Lynn Bretz, a KU spokeswoman.
10:00 a.m.
Sen. Sam Brownback, center, gets a guided tour of the Bowersock Mills and Power Co. Brownback touted renewable energy sources like hydroelectricity during a stop in Lawrence on Tuesday. Owner-operators Stephen Hill, left, and Sarah Hill-Nelson answered Brownback’s questions. Brownback: Congress shouldn’t stand in private sector’s way on alternative energy
April 14, 2009 in print edition on 3A
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback said Tuesday that he doesn’t want Congress to make it tougher on the private sector to supply alternative sources of energy like hydroelectric power from a dam on the Kansas River.
2:00 p.m.
Hank Booth has been named the 2009 recipient of the Jim and Virginia Seaver Award from Douglas County Senior Services. Radio host honored for volunteer service
April 14, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Hank Booth handled his first on-air shift at KLWN when he was 11, and he’s been at the microphone ever since. But Booth also has used his signature talents to make Lawrence a better place to live for more than five decades, say those who have named him the 2009 recipient of the Jim and Virginia Seaver Award from Douglas County Senior Services.
6:00 p.m.
Outgoing mayor Mike Dever listens to a discussion among the commissioners Tuesday at City Hall. On his final night as mayor, Dever delivered his State of the City Address, in which he asked the commission to prioritize its search for a new homeless shelter. Outgoing mayor: Shelter issue needs cooperation
April 15, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Outgoing Mayor Mike Dever on Tuesday congratulated the community for coming together in the last year to handily approve a trio of sales taxes for public transit and infrastructure projects. Now, he says the community and the commission need to come together on another long-talked-about subject: homeless shelters.

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