Archive for Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
A two-vehicle accident about 3:30 p.m. on Kansas Highway 10 east of Eudora Saturday, April 16, 2011, claimed the lives of two people. Three others were seriously injured. Two dead, three with serious injuries after accident on Kansas Highway 10 near Eudora
3:46 p.m., April 16, 2011 Updated 4:17 p.m.
A 5-year-old and a 24-year-old were killed, while three others were seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident on Kansas Highway 10, near mile marker 11 just south of Eudora.
10:00 a.m.
Lecompton Mayor Roy Paslay is retiring after having served on the Lecompton City Council for 26 of the past 30 years. Lecompton Mayor Roy Paslay to resign after almost 30 years on council
April 17, 2011 in print edition on 1A
When you have arrived in the 300 block of Elmore Street, you indeed have arrived at the power center of this northwest Douglas County town of about 600 people.
2:00 p.m.
A KNI resident's room. Residents are able to personally furnish their rooms through money they earn from working or funds they receive from Social Security or other sources.
Budget discussions threaten future of Kansas Neurological Institute
April 17, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Frances Sapp of Reading explains plainly what she believes would happen to her 43-year-old son Sammy if the Kansas Neurological Institute were closed. “I think he would die or be hospitalized shortly after being moved.”
6:00 p.m.
Katie Barnett, pictured with her dog Leonidas, is a third-year law student at Kansas University who is organizing an animal cruelty prosecution clinic. KU law student organizing animal cruelty prosecution clinic
April 17, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Katie Barnett has always been an animal lover.

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KBA questions
Questions about the operation and leadership of the Kansas Bioscience Authority should be cleared up as soon as possible.
April 17, 2011 in print edition on A13
Tom Thornton’s sudden resignation as president and CEO of the Kansas Bioscience Authority is sure to generate much fingerpointing in an effort to blame this or that person for Thornton’s departure.