Archive for Monday, July 19, 2010

Also from July 19

Births
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, July 19, 2010
Polls
Should Congress approve President Obama's request to restore the jobless benefits for 2 million people whose benefits are running out?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
54%
No
 
40%
Not sure
 
5%
Total 1025
Who is KU's bigger rival in men's basketball?

Poll results

Response Percent
Missouri
 
70%
Kansas State
 
29%
Total 1713
Do you think the state should be forced to fund public schools at the rate lawmakers approved several years ago to settle a court order?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
62%
No.
 
32%
Not sure.
 
5%
Total 830
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
This house on Vermont Street has seen property taxes rise dramatically during the past several years. County commissioners Thursday said they were considering a property tax increase of as much as 16.6 percent. Public input sought on lean county budget
July 18, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Scouring Douglas County’s proposed $69 million budget for next year already has trimmed more than $250,000 in expenses from the thick, three-ring binders that elected officials have been lugging around for the past week.
6:00 a.m.
Actors with masks depicting native American lore and wetlands conflict dance in the opening act of a play presented in South Park on Friday. The play was a collaboration between the Lawrence Youth Ensemble and the Percolator, artists KT Walsh and Laura Ramberg, and the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Center. Wetlands program inspires young artists, actors
July 19, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Poems, drums, songs, dancing, writing and acting. Area youths are getting the opportunity to try out some new ways of expressing themselves as part of Unmask.Unearth, a collaborative project sponsored by the Lawrence Youth Ensemble.
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence High School auto tech teacher Luke Lang puts the finishing touches on a toolbox for a student from his summer class on Friday at the high school. Lang spent a week this summer working an externship with Fannin Fabrication in Topeka, where he learned on-the-job skills that he hopes to pass along to his students. Hands-on training gives teachers a better grasp
July 19, 2010 in print edition on 1A
For one week, Luke Lang’s task wasn’t to go to work in his Lawrence High School classroom but to operate as a welder for Fannin Fabrication Co. in Topeka.
2:00 p.m.
Renee Babin works in the Pine Tree Townhomes community garden. Garden envy: A (slightly) competitive spirit can produce beautiful results
July 19, 2010
For years, Renee Babin had garden envy. She’d see beautiful, lush plants dripping with tomatoes or peppers and then skulk back up to her apartment and stew about her lack of a plot to call her own.
6:00 p.m.
David Wetrich, foreground right, a sixth-grader at New York School, rehearses “Jingle Bells” with the school band Monday. Standing at back is band instructor Paul Morgenroth. Gov. Mark Parkinson cut public schools on Monday by $36 million, in addition to not funding the $156 million needed to compensate for increased school costs. Since last year, base state aid has been cut from $4,433 per pupil to $4,012 per pupil. “Some districts will be forced to lay off teachers and close schools,” Parkinson said. School funding cuts ignore law
July 19, 2010 in print edition on 1A
The school finance crisis in Kansas continues with no end in sight, and attempts to fix it have been temporary at best.

All stories

Jayhawks to play four Big Monday games
Jayhawks to face Missouri, K-State, Baylor, Oklahoma St.
10:14 a.m., July 19, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s basketball team will make four appearances on ESPN’s Big Monday during the 2010-11 season, the Big 12 Conference announced Monday.
Microneedles may make getting flu shots easier
July 19, 2010 in print edition on A1
One day your annual flu shot could come in the mail.
Divorces granted
July 19, 2010 in print edition on A4
Divorces granted
Marriages
July 19, 2010 in print edition on A4
Marriage licenses issued
Volunteers needed at counseling center
July 19, 2010 in print edition on A4
Agency: Headquarters
Fear of ‘resegregation’ rattles North Carolina
July 19, 2010 in print edition on A10
In the annals of desegregation, Raleigh is barely a footnote.
School audits
There may be ways for Kansas school districts to cut their expenses, but not by as much as some state legislators would like to contend.
July 19, 2010 in print edition on A7
Audits of a number of Kansas public school districts has provided some valuable information for the districts and for state legislators.