Archive for Wednesday, May 6, 2009

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The day in photos, May 6, 2009 Lawrence High baseball vs. Shawnee Mission South
What would you more likely name your child?

Poll results

Response Percent
None of the above
Addison or Aiden
Mary or Bob
Apple or Seven
Total 1179
How much do you know about emergency dispatch 10 codes?

Poll results

Response Percent
10-2, receiving good
10-7, Out-of-service
10-what are you talking about?
10-6, busy
10-1, receiving poorly
Total 44
Who is the Big 12's best NBA player right now?

Poll results

Response Percent
Paul Pierce
Chauncey Billups
Kevin Durant
Total 1352

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Lawrence High School Students board buses Tuesday afternoon as lawmakers discussed the state budget at the Capitol in Topeka. The 2.75 percent across-the-board cut that was approved by the Senate would trim funding to public schools by about $83 million. Kansas Senate passes 2.75 percent across-the-board cut in state budget
May 5, 2009 in print edition on 1A
The Kansas Senate on Tuesday approved a 2.75 percent across-the-board cut in the state budget, which will require additional “revenue enhancements” to become balanced.
10:00 a.m.
Sunflower Electric Corporation's coal-fired power plant rises beyond a pile of coal as it churns out electricity in Holcomb, Kan. Environmentalists condemn coal-plant agreement as bad deal for Kansas
5:49 p.m., May 5, 2009 Updated 5:49 p.m. in print edition on 1A
As details of the coal-burning power plant settlement between Gov. Mark Parkinson and Sunflower Electric Power Corp. emerged, environmentalists condemned the deal as bad for Kansas.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas University students walk to their dormitory on Daisy Hill in this 2008 file photo. In wake of recent deaths, KU adopts new alcohol policy, including parental notification
10:39 a.m., May 5, 2009 Updated 1:57 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Parents of underage Kansas University students now will be notified if their children are caught using drugs or violating alcohol policies, according to one of several new policies announced Tuesday by the university.
6:00 p.m.
A construction worker moves a crane toward the site of a new Kansas Turnpike bridge extending over North Third Street. Turnpike to close half of interchange for two weeks
May 5, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Before the Kansas Turnpike can dismantle one bridge and implode another, it first must close half of the East Lawrence interchange. And it’s only a preview of a larger — and longer-lasting — project to come.

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More swine flu cases confirmed in Wyandotte, Johnson counties
Wichita State bans handshakes at graduations
10:13 a.m., May 6, 2009 Updated 05:34 p.m.
Kansas health officials have confirmed two new cases of swine flu, both in the Kansas City area.
Power politics
Some people are sure to be upset by Gov. Mark Parkinson’s compromise to allow construction of a coal-fired power plant, but the plan also will allow the state to ramp up its alternative energy efforts
May 6, 2009 in print edition on A10
The very nature of a compromise is that neither side is entirely happy with the results. That is the case with the surprising compromise Gov. Mark Parkinson announced Monday with Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to allow the construction of one coal-fired electric power plant near Holcomb.