Archive for Tuesday, July 13, 2010

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The day in photos, July 13, 2010
How often do you play the Lottery?

Poll results

Response Percent
Once a year
Less than once a month
Total 713
Do you like the new format for the NCAA tournament?

Poll results

Response Percent
I don’t know.
Total 369

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
An unidentified man threatens a teller at the KU Credit Union, 3400 W. 6th Street, Monday afternoon. The suspect demanded money and then pulled cash out of the teller's drawer when he became impatient, police said. Police catch suspect in armed robbery reported at KU Credit Union
3:22 p.m., July 12, 2010 Updated 11:23 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Shortly before 6 p.m. Monday, Lawrence police officers apprehended a suspect in the armed robbery of KU Credit Union Monday afternoon, Lawrence police said.
6:00 a.m.
Jay Kennedy, left, and his son, Nick Kennedy, 6, hike out of the woods in Clinton Lake State Park during a geocaching adventure in this file photo from June 2008. Geocachers use GPS to search, with provided coordinates, for a hidden object - sort of a high-tech scavenger hunt. Geocaching game combines treasure hunting and technology in Kansas parks
July 12, 2010
Thanks to technology, treasure hunting is not as hard at it used to be.
10:00 a.m.
First lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks during the 101st annual NAACP convention, Monday, July 12, 2010, in Kansas City, Mo. During her remarks she talked about the Let’s Move! initiative and its goal of solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation. First lady calls on NAACP to help fight childhood obesity
July 12, 2010 in print edition on 1A
First lady Michelle Obama encouraged the NAACP to help fight the growing child obesity rate, just like it fought slavery and discrimination.
2:00 p.m.
The proposed city budget will keep taxes stable, eliminate 10 unfilled city jobs and pay for a new pothole patching machine that works even in cold weather. Lawrence city commissioners to set maximum spending levels for 2011
July 12, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Piece No. 1 of Lawrence’s property tax puzzle is about to fall into place. City commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting will take their largest step yet toward approving a 2011 budget that will hold the line on the city’s property tax rate, but increases water, sewer and trash rates. It also will give city employees a slightly larger raise than they received this year.
6:00 p.m.
Above, Lawrence resident Emily Bayouth searches through a rack of dresses outside Creation Station during the 2009 Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale. Thousands expected at annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale
July 12, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Thousands of people are expected to pack the streets on Thursday, July 15 for the annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale.

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Broken system
The fact that many Kansans now pay a higher tax rate on groceries than on alcohol is an indication of a state tax structure that is seriously out of whack.
July 13, 2010 in print edition on A7
Perhaps the realization that most Kansans probably are now paying a higher tax rate on a gallon of milk than on a bottle of liquor will prompt Kansas legislators to take a serious and comprehensive look at the state’s tax structure.