Archive for Thursday, April 7, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
Bobbi Foudree, left, and Jennifer Flynn rehearse moves for the 940 Dance Company at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. The company's show "Red,"  will be the last for the group, which has been together for 24 years. "Red" will be presented April 14 and April 16. Both performances are slated for 7:30 p.m. 940 Dance Company prepares its final performances
April 6, 2011
After a 24-year run of performances, the 940 Dance Company will present its final concerts at 7:30 p.m. April 14 and 16 at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas Bioscience Authority Chairman John Carlin and CEO Tom Thornton Statehouse Live: Wagle says KBA under investigation; Carlin defends agency
10:35 a.m., April 6, 2011 Updated 4:11 p.m.
Kansas Bioscience Authority leaders on Wednesday acknowledged that the agency was being investigated but disputed allegations of wrongdoing leveled by a state senator from Wichita.
9:30 a.m.
Candidates Keith Diaz Moore, far left and Randy Masten far right, celebrate being elected to the Lawrence school board Tuesday, April 5, 2011. Masten, Moore, Rick Ingram and Shannon Kimball were the four candidates of the field of nine elected to the board. At center left is Megan Green and center right is Jonathan Earle. Officials seek explanations for Tuesday’s low voter turnout for city, school elections
April 6, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Whatever caused a 13 percent voter turnout in Lawrence was happening in other communities too. To a larger degree, in fact.
1:00 p.m.
Former Kansas Athletics Inc. consultant Thomas Ray Blubaugh arrives at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Wichita Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, to plead guilty on a charge of conspiring to commit wire fraud. Blubaugh was sentenced to 46 months of prison for his role in the tickets scheme, which prosecutors say cost Kansas Athletics $2 million. Former KU athletics ticket consultant asks judge for a sentence of no more than 21 months in prison
2:40 p.m., April 6, 2011 Updated 5:33 p.m. in print edition on 1A
A former consultant for the University of Kansas asked a federal judge on Wednesday to sentence him to no more than 21 months in prison for his part in a $2 million ticket scalping scandal that has already sent two other conspirators to prison for longer terms.
4:30 p.m.
Austin Stone, who was injured in a medical gas accident during a 2009 dental procedure, is now a student at the Kansas State School for the Blind. The City of Lawrence has agreed to pay $50,000 as part of a settlement with Stone's family. Settlement reached in case of Tonganoxie man injured during dental procedure
April 6, 2011 in print edition on 3A
An attorney said Wednesday that a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed after a 20-year-old Tonganoxie High School graduate suffered brain damage during a 2009 dental procedure in Lawrence.

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Morris twins sign with agent, will declare for draft
KU coach Bill Self: ” … the time is right for those guys to go onto the next level”
05:19 p.m., April 7, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B1
Kansas University juniors Marcus and Markieff Morris are headed to the 2011 NBA Draft with the blessing of coach Bill Self.
Turnout defeat
It’s impossible for us to see a 13.4 percent voter turnout as “pretty good.”
April 7, 2011 in print edition on A8
Tuesday’s city and school elections produced individual winners and losers, but a 13.4 percent voter turnout has to be viewed as a significant defeat for the community as a whole.