Archive for Saturday, April 16, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Tom Thornton resigned as Kansas Bioscience Authority's CEO Friday, April 15, 2011, during an investigation of the agency. Top KBA officials say the investigation by the Johnson County district attorney is a response to legislative criticism that they say is unwarranted. Tom Thornton resigns from Kansas Bioscience Authority
10:50 a.m., April 15, 2011 Updated 4:06 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Tom Thornton, the leader of the Kansas Bioscience Authority, which is under investigation and been criticized by Gov. Sam Brownback, has resigned. The announcement Friday came from KBA board chairman John Carlin.
2:00 p.m.
The Can Queen promoted Cans for the Community during the annual Lawrence St. Patrick's Day Parade Thursday, March 17, 2011. Cans for Community sets 5,000-pound collection goal for April
April 15, 2011
The convergence of Earth Day and a high price for aluminum has the volunteers at Cans for the Community setting the bar high for collections this month. The organization, which gives the proceeds from recycling cans to local charities, hopes to collect 5,000 pounds of cans this month. The amount is far more than what has been collected in the past.
6:00 p.m.
Ruth Turney was selected by the Douglas County Correctional Facility as its Volunteer of the Year for Lifetime Service. Turney's volunteer work for the jail's library has helped share her love of reading with others. Ruth Turney selected by Douglas County Correctional Facility as Volunteer of the Year for Lifetime Service
April 15, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Ruth Turney has had a lifelong love affair with books. She taught herself to read as a preschooler and hasn’t stopped since. “If you saw my house, you can hardly move for the books,” she said, laughing.

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Likely Republican contenders plot tea party strategies
April 16, 2011 in print edition on A9
It’s a tricky time of courtship.