Archive for Saturday, April 2, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Libby Johnson of Lawrence tosses a spray bottle of glass cleaner to Michael Wade Smith as the two work to wash the windows of Kendall Simmons' Lawrence home Thursday, March 31, 2011. These two Kansas University seniors, along with many other KU students, spent the morning and afternoon doing odd jobs as part of The Big Event, a volunteer opportunity organized by KU Student Senate. More than 500 KU students volunteer as part of ‘The Big Event’
March 31, 2011 in print edition on 1A
A colder and rainier day than expected didn’t dampen the spirits of volunteers from Kansas University who spent their day helping out members of the Lawrence community.
6:00 a.m.
Greg Shipe, owner of Davenport Orchards and Winery west of Eudora, keeps a keen eye on his variety of grape vines for any sign of damage from herbicides sprayed by other farmers and landowners. Herbicides with the compound 2,4-D, can be detrimental on his crop if sprayed at the wrong time of year. Douglas County eyeing diversion to combat noxious weeds
March 31, 2011
In the fight against noxious weeds, Douglas County is borrowing a concept straight from the courtroom: diversion. It’s a tactic that could result in the spraying of fewer chemicals and a reduction in the negative effects the herbicides have on nearby crops.
10:00 a.m.
A voter leaves the poll at Plymouth Congregational Church shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday, August 3, 2010. Douglas County to open 4 advance voting locations Saturday
April 1, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Registered voters may cast their ballots ahead of time and in-person during extended and expanded advance-voting opportunities Saturday in Lawrence and area towns.
2:00 p.m.
Stephen W. Mazza Interim dean chosen to lead KU Law School
12:53 p.m., April 1, 2011 Updated 4:03 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Kansas University Provost Jeffrey Vitter announced Friday afternoon that interim law school dean Stephen Mazza has been named to the permanent position.
6:00 p.m.
The view of the north side of the Statehouse. State senator alleges Kansas Bioscience Authority leader has conflicts of interest
April 1, 2011 in print edition on 1A
State Sen. Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, on Friday released copies of legal records, letters and Facebook pictures in alleging that Kansas Bioscience Authority leader Tom Thornton has conflicts of interest.

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Cadets rise to challenge
ROTC groups from across U.S. test their endurance in Best Ranger Buddy Team contest
April 2, 2011 in print edition on A3
They started with a 10k run at 6 a.m., then spent the rest of the day competing in grueling physical challenges before finishing with another 10k run.