Archive for Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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6:00 a.m.
Kansas forward Markieff Morris puts up a jumper over Valparaiso forward Kevin Van Wijk during the second half, Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. KU’s Marcus and Markieff Morris are double trouble for opposing teams
November 16, 2010 in print edition on 1B
His team had just shot .105 from three-point range and .274 overall and was run out of Allen Fieldhouse, 79-44, by Kansas University, the nation’s seventh-ranked team.
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence City Hall at Sixth and Massachusetts streets. Lawrence city commission to ponder year-end longevity payments for employees
November 15, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence city commissioners are being asked to spend about $400,000 to provide city employees with a year-end reward. Commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting will consider approving a year-end longevity program that basically will pay city employees $48 per year for each year that they have worked for the city. The program has a total price tag of $396,600 in 2010.
2:00 p.m.
The National Resource Council said in a report released on Nov. 15, 2010 that the Department of Homeland Security's risk assessment of the planned National bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan contained several “major shortcomings." National Research Council says evaluation of risks for biodefense facility in Manhattan was incomplete
11:07 a.m., November 15, 2010 Updated 6:20 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The National Research Council found several reasons the U.S. Department of Homeland Security underestimated the threat of a deadly disease, such as foot-and-mouth disease, escaping from the National Bio- and Agro- Defense Facility.

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Reasonable support
The request came a little late, but city officials should consider ways to offer public support for an attractive downtown project.
November 16, 2010 in print edition on A8
Private developers building a $9.5 million apartment, office and retail structure on the southwest corner of Ninth and New Hampshire without any taxpayer subsidies certainly was an attractive vision.