Archive for Friday, April 15, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Former University of Kansas athletic department consultant, Thomas Ray Blubaugh, and his wife Charlette Blubaugh, left and center, leave the U.S. Federal Courthouse, in Wichita, Kan., on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, after being arraigned on a charge of conspiring to commit wire fraud. Prosecutors say the couple, along with others, are charged with stealing athletic tickets and scalping them for cash to ticket brokers and third parties outside the university totally $5 million. Former KU athletics ticket official Charlette Blubaugh sentenced to 57 months for her role in cash-for-tickets scheme
10:43 a.m., April 14, 2011 Updated 1:07 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Charlette Blubaugh, a former associate athletics director at Kansas Athletics Inc., was sentenced Thursday to prison for her role in a ticket-theft scheme and conspiracy that prosecutors say cost the department at least $2 million.
1:34 p.m.
La Parrilla, at 814 Massachusetts has been name best Latin Food in downtown Lawrence as Lauren McCoy, manager and server serves up Fish Tacos and chips, a crowd favorite. Lawrence named one of 9 best small towns for dining out
April 14, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Grab a fork, Lawrence residents. You’re living in one of the nine best small towns in America for dining out, according to a national food website.
2:00 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback is introduced before the start of the KU Energy Conference at the Oread Hotel Thursday, April 14, 2011. The conference was sponsored by the KU Energy Club. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback promotes three E’s of energy policy at KU Energy Conference
April 14, 2011
Kansas Gov. Brownback stressed the need to balance the three E’s of energy, environment and economy. On Thursday morning, Brownback addressed a crowd of Kansas University students, energy researchers and industry experts at The Oread Hotel as part of the KU Energy Conference.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence resident Earl Nehring, a volunteer for Kansas Advocates for Better Care, was named United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center Volunteer of the Year for Leadership/Board Service by KABC. Kansas Advocates for Better Care selects Earl Nehring as United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center Volunteer of the Year for Leadership/Board Service
April 14, 2011 in print edition on 3A
When Earl Nehring’s wife, Harriet Nehring, helped found Kansas Advocates for Better Care, little did he know that the agency’s mission to advocate for those in long-term care facilities would become very personal.

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Voters care
April 15, 2011 in print edition on A8
I care about Lawrence. I voted.