Archive for Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
United Way's Wallace Galluzzi awards went to Katie Becker, left, of Douglas County CASA Inc., and McKenzie Brungardt, who volunteers for the American Red Cross. The awards were given during a Celebration of Volunteers luncheon at Carnegie Library Tuesday April 12, 2011. 7th-grader receives United Way’s Galluzzi youth volunteer award
April 12, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Mckenzie Brungardt collects blood, responds to disasters around Douglas County and helps with health and safety education while she volunteers at the American Red Cross. In the last three years, she’s put in 200 hours each year of volunteer time, helping with office tasks, serving as a CPR training aide and responding to fires.
6:00 a.m.
The Kansas Legislature has approved a balanced budget without a tax increase, but some local officials argue that the state's budget could force them to increase taxes or cut services. Kansas House wants to block funding to Planned Parenthood clinics, even though funds don’t pay for abortion
April 13, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The battle over funding of Planned Parenthood, which was recently waged in the federal government shutdown debate, is also being fought at the state level.
10:00 a.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. City of Lawrence agrees to pay $50,000 as part of settlement in medical gas case
April 13, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The city of Lawrence has agreed to pay the family of a 21-year-old Tonganoxie High School graduate $50,000 as part of a settlement for brain damage he suffered during a 2009 dental procedure.
2:00 p.m.
Jim Margolis, a senior partner and president of advertising agency GMMA, speaks at the Dole Institute of Politics on Wednesday. Margolis played a key role in President Barack Obama’s advertising effort in 2008 and said he plans to work for Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. Adviser Jim Margolis discusses Obama re-election issues in Dole Institute of Politics lecture
April 14, 2011 in print edition on 1A
As a key campaign adviser to President Barack Obama, Jim Margolis says Obama will be in a different position as he seeks to win a second term in the White House in 2012.
6:00 p.m.
Nelda Leibig, left, heads towards South Park along side her daughter, Beth Merryfield, right, during the 2009 Earth Day Celebration parade on Massachusetts Street. Leibig and Merryfield dressed up as Mother and Daughter Earth to participate in the parade and Earth Day celebrations Saturday. Lawrence’s Earth Day Celebration set for Saturday
April 13, 2011
Each year, Lawrence residents arrive at South Park by the hundreds to celebrate Earth Day. From making sure you are properly attired to helping you find ways to be a little more earth-friendly, we provide these tips to help make the most of the day.

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Slanted rhetoric
April 14, 2011 in print edition on A8
How much do you know about Planned Parenthood?
Not this year
Lawrence teachers won’t get what they don’t ask for, but their opening salary proposal isn’t in the district’s financial ballpark.
April 14, 2011 in print edition on A8
There’s nothing more important to the quality of education in the Lawrence public schools than the classroom teachers who have contact with students every day.