Archive for Thursday, November 4, 2010

Lead stories

12:00 a.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. Coalition of Kansas school districts files new lawsuit challenging education funding in state
November 2, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Attorneys for a coalition of Kansas school districts have filed a lawsuit against the state over the way public education is funded.
6:00 a.m.
Voters fill out their ballots just before polls close at Free State High School on November 2, 2010. Statehouse Live: Republicans achieve big gains in Kansas House
10:48 a.m., November 3, 2010 Updated 8:07 a.m. in print edition on 1A
Before Tuesday’s election, the GOP held a 76-49 advantage. Now, it appears to be 92-33.
10:00 a.m.
Voters at Drury Place Apartments fill out ballots during late afternoon voting Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. Douglas County voters buck statewide trends in 2010 general election
4:39 p.m., November 3, 2010 Updated 8:09 a.m. in print edition on 3A
Long known as a Democratic blue island in the Republican red sea of Kansas, Douglas County voters generally stayed true blue and backed Democrats in Tuesday’s election.
2:00 p.m.
Lawrence blacksmith Kate Dinneen displays a drawing by Van Go artist Tandy Myers for a proposed gate to commemorate the Battle of Black Jack. A group of artists created several renditions of the gate and some of the ideas will be incorporated into a final design. Group of artists design gate to commemorate Battle of Black Jack
November 3, 2010 in print edition on 1A
More than a dozen artists have designed a gate to welcome visitors to the historic site of the Battle of Black Jack just east of Baldwin City.
6:00 p.m.
Kansas University receiver Johnathan Wilson, left, is turned on his head by Colorado cornerback Jalil Brown in this Oct. 17, 2009, file photo in Boulder, Colo. The Jayhawks lost the game, the first of an 11-game conference losing streak that stands today. Kansas will try to end the streak on Saturday against Colorado in Lawrence. Streak of suffering: KU football mindful of conference losing skid with CU next
November 4, 2010 in print edition on 1B
After rattling off five victories in a row to open the 2009 season, the Kansas University football team suffered its first hiccup in Game No. 6 at Colorado.

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Our town sports
November 4, 2010 in print edition on B5
Our town sports for the week of Nov. 4, 2010.
Election message
At least outside of Lawrence and Douglas County, voters are sending a strong message of displeasure with President Obama and Democratic leadership.
November 4, 2010 in print edition on A7
First of all, at the national level, American voters have delivered a strong, powerful message to the Obama administration. They do not like the policies and actions of the president! They do not like his arrogance and his refusal to listen to the wishes of the majority of Americans.