Archive for Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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The day in photos, November 17, 2010
Do you use your cell phone at sporting events?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes, but just to snap a few pics and/or send a text or two.
No way! I’m there to enjoy the game, not get distracted by technology.
Definitely! I text, tweet, update Facebook and take photos and videos while I’m there.
Total 725

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Former Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson Governor Mark Parkinson says he has no apprehensions about Sam Brownback taking over
2:32 p.m., November 16, 2010 Updated 5:07 p.m. in print edition on 1A
To Democrats, buck up. To those who think incoming Republican governor Sam Brownback is too conservative, give him a chance.
10:00 a.m.
Jason Wren with his father, Jay. Attorney: Fraternity has not changed in wake of Jason Wren’s death
November 16, 2010 in print edition on 1A
An attorney for the parents of Jason Wren, a Kansas University student who died in 2009 from alcohol poisoning, alleges a KU fraternity has not changed its conduct toward underage drinking since Wren’s death.
3:13 p.m.
Lawrence City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. Lawrence employees to receive longevity bonuses, but city aims to reduce overtime pay in 2011
November 17, 2010 in print edition on 1A
It was a win some, lose some night for Lawrence city employees. On one side of the ledger, city commissioners Tuesday evening agreed to give employees a year-end longevity payment that will total about $400,000. But on the other side of the equation, employees were told to expect some major changes aimed at reducing the amount of overtime the city pays in 2011.
6:00 p.m.
The Douglas County Courthouse. County appraiser uncertain about direction of tax bills
November 16, 2010 in print edition on 1A
With taxes going up and the values of homes remaining stagnant or going down, the Douglas County Appraiser’s Office isn’t sure which direction tax bills will go.

All stories

Coach Bill Self counting on slew of leaders this KU basketball season
Self says Morris twins, Taylor, Morningstar, Little and Reed all leaders in their own way
November 17, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s basketball players aren’t shy about speaking up when a teammate needs direction on the court.
Premature panic
Security is a major concern for the new federal research lab in Manhattan, but raising the alarm over plans that are only one-third complete seems a bit unfair.
November 17, 2010 in print edition on A10
It’s no surprise that the work planned for the new National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan is risky business, but a report issued this week by the National Research Council may be needlessly raising concerns about security plans that everyone knew were not complete.