Archive for Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Also from June 2

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, June 2, 2010
Podcasts
Polls
Do you support the use of tasers by police to subdue uncooperative subjects?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
75%
No
 
17%
Not sure
 
6%
Total 971
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
The front porch of the home of Wint and Mary Winter.
Great spaces: Lawrence residents create unique outdoor living rooms
May 31, 2010
After a long, dark and wet winter, Lawrence residents are eagerly reclaiming their place in the sun — or shade, as the case may be — by enjoying restful retreats in their own backyards.
6:00 a.m.
KU Athletic Director Lew Perkins was the last to leave a press conference at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics on Thursday May 26, 2010. He and other KU officials and investigators talks about alleged violations in KU's ticket office that led to the diversion of $1 million or more from the university. Six employees were blamed and are no longer with the university. KU chancellor to report on Athletics Director Lew Perkins’ job status
June 1, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Employees diverting tickets for personal gain, his department missing out on more than $1 million in revenue, his personnel policies called into question and, now, questions surfacing about his free use of rehabilitation equipment in his Lake Alvamar home, equipment now part of a reported case of blackmail. Throughout it all, Lew Perkins is confident he’ll weather the storm that continues to build around him as Kansas University’s athletics director.
10:00 a.m.
Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins talks with media members outside the Anderson Family Football Complex on Thursday as he answers questions regarding the resignation of head coach Mark Mangino. Questions arise whether Lew Perkins violated state ethics law by accepting ‘loan’ of exercise equipment
3:39 p.m., June 1, 2010 Updated 4:10 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Questions are arising whether Kansas University Athletic Director Lew Perkins violated a state ethics law that prohibits government employees from accepting many types of loans or gifts.
2:00 p.m.
Rick Doll, superintendent of Lawrence public schools, recently completed his first year on the job. Doll was photographed Tuesday in front of the Lawrence Public Schools Educational Support and Distribution Center, 110 McDonald Drive. Superintendent Rick Doll’s first year on job described as ‘perfect storm’
June 2, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Rick Doll was thrown into the fire during his first year as superintendent of Lawrence public schools.
6:00 p.m.
Jake LaSorsa is one of the organizers of Sunday's River City Cook Off at Abe & Jake's Landing. LaSorsa hopes to draw attention to the river with food, music and education. River City Cook Off: Top chefs compete in benefit for preservation of Kaw River
June 2, 2010
We’re located in the Kaw Valley and Lawrence is often referred to as “The River City,” but how often do you think about the Kansas River?

All stories

City could have prosecuted MagnaGro nearly three years ago
City code requires all businesses in town to be connected to city water; Company wasn’t
06:11 p.m., June 2, 2010 Updated 09:17 a.m. in print edition on A1
In April, two workers died in an industrial accident at MagnaGro International’s Lawrence production facility.
Former ‘Nightline’ anchor’s son found dead
June 2, 2010 in print edition on C10
Andrew Koppel, 40, died after a day of heavy drinking.