Archive for Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Also from May 27

Audio clips
Blog entries
On the street
Photo galleries
Last Day of School The day in photos, May 27, 2009
Should local, state and federal taxpayers be responsible for paying to bus all students to public school?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not sure
Total 845

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Darci “Jinx” Rodecap is involved in theater at Free State High School. The senior is the May ArtStar, an award sponsored by Jayhawk Dental and The World Company. Stage name: Free State senior’s theater talents qualify her as May ArtStar
May 26, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Darci “Jinx” Rodecap has always been impressed by the types of shows she’s been a part of at Free State High School.
6:00 a.m.
Tom Huntzinger, project coordinator for the Upper Wakarusa Watershed Restoration and Protection Survey, explains the way creation of wetlands to control erosion and prevent  phosphate runoff from fertilizer keeps river, lake and ground water from contamination at a demonstration project west of Lawrence. In an effort to protect your tap, a natural solution
May 26, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Near a tributary in western Douglas County, an effort is under way to replicate nature to protect Clinton Lake and the water coming out of Lawrence faucets.
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence High School Students board buses in this 2009 photo. School board pitches $1.25M in budget cuts
May 27, 2009 in print edition on 1A
The Lawrence school board identified just over $1.25 million worth of budget cuts at its meeting Tuesday night to make up for reductions in funding from the state. Some cuts were finalized at the meeting while others that were proposed will be revisited in the near future.
2:00 p.m.
Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., in the front passenger seat, got a tour of the Baker Wetlands expansion project on Tuesday while calling for completion of the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway. Others accompanying him included, from left, Baker University Board of Trustees member Bob Honse and Chairwoman Susanne Teel, along with Roger Boyd, Baker University’s director of natural areas, in the driver’s seat. Roberts touts SLT as component of high-tech corridor for state
May 27, 2009 in print edition on 3A
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is renewing his push to finance completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway, and to get there he’s calling on some high-tech assistance from some high-profile projects. Roberts, R-Kan., wants the federal government to pump $5 million into speeding development along what he calls the “Kansas High-Tech Corridor” between Johnson County to the east and Manhattan to the west.
6:00 p.m.
OfficIals share a laugh while waiting for their picture to be taken with ceremonial shovels during a groundbreaking for Kansas University’s new School of Pharmacy. From left are Regent Gary Sherrer, U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway, KU School of Pharmacy Dean Kenneth Audus, director of state relations Kathy Damron, and Lt. Gov. Troy Findley. The groundbreaking for the new building, which will be located on KU’s West Campus, occurred indoors at the Lied Center on Tuesday because of the possibility of inclement weather. KU breaks ground for new School of Pharmacy
May 26, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University, state and federal leaders came together Tuesday to celebrate a major KU School of Pharmacy expansion in Lawrence and Wichita. The expansion has gone through a number of battles in the Kansas Legislature to acquire funding, after bonding authority had to be diverted from gaming revenue that dried up.

All stories

Greinke dominates once again
May 27, 2009 in print edition on B1
Probably the last thing Justin Verlander wanted to do was make Zack Greinke a better pitcher.
Orlando takes 3-1 lead
May 27, 2009 in print edition on B6
Superman swooped in just in time.
Lives, money lost
Failure to pass a primary seat belt law this year will cost Kansas both in terms of lives and federal highway money.
May 27, 2009 in print edition on A9
Over the Memorial Day weekend, the nation’s airwaves were filled with messages about the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign, which emphasized increased enforcement of seat belt laws.