Archive for Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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6:00 a.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 consultant Tom Blubaugh sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for role in ticket scam
10:40 a.m., April 11, 2011 Updated 1:13 p.m.
Thomas Blubaugh, a former consultant to Kansas Athletics Inc., is headed to prison for his role in tickets scheme that prosecutors say cost the department at least $2 million.
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence schools superintendent Rick Doll, foreground, addresses school board members Monday night during discussions on how to move forward on a task force’s recommendations. Possibilities facing the school board included closing schools and/or consolidating several others. From left are Doll, school board President Rich Minder, Vice President Mark Bradford, Marlene Merrill, Bob Byers, Mary Loveland, Vanessa Sanburn and Scott Morgan. Lawrence full-day kindergarten expanding as school cuts loom
April 12, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Broken Arrow and Sunflower schools will provide full-day kindergarten, even as the Lawrence school board broadens its consideration of potential budget cuts for the coming school year.
2:00 p.m.
A drawing of Lawrence after Quantrill's Raid. The Eldridge Hotel is the large building on the right side. Civil War 150th anniversary inspires host of activities in Lawrence
April 11, 2011 in print edition on 1A
When news broke of shots fired on Fort Sumter and the proclamation of war that followed, the residents of Lawrence greeted it with excitement — and as a call to action.
6:00 p.m.
Organic farmer Mark Lumpe works to cut an assortment of baby greens in one of his three greenhouses at Wakarusa Valley Farms. Lumpe is part of the Rolling Prairie Farmers Alliance, which delivers a variety of produce to members in the spring and summer. 2011 Lawrence CSA guide: How to get a constant stream of local veggies into your house without so much as a shopping trip
April 12, 2011
The hardest part of healthy eating isn’t the actual digestion — it’s getting those healthy ingredients into your house. If you don’t buy it, you won’t eat it.

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Coordinated effort
Downtown retailers should band together to give evening shopping hours a serious try.
April 12, 2011 in print edition on A8
There is no magic solution for struggling retailers in downtown Lawrence, but there may be some steps worth trying.