Archive for Sunday, April 24, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Long jumper Nick Gordon soars through the air as spectators watch during the Kansas Relays elite long jump event held downtown on Eighth Street between Massachusetts and Vermont Streets on Thursday, April 21, 2011. 
Kansas Relays events in downtown Lawrence deemed a huge success
April 22, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Increased sales and no broken windows. All in all, people involved with this week’s experiment to host a portion of the Kansas Relays in downtown Lawrence said the events exceeded their expectations.
6:00 a.m.
Pope John Paul II greets people while exiting Shepherd I after a night arrival at Chicago's O'Hare Airport. Nelson Krueger observes his special passenger from the cockpit window. Nelson Krueger, Lawrence resident, was one of the pilots for Shepherd I, Pope John Paul II's aircraft for his first visit to the United States in 1979. Pilot who flew with Pope John Paul II in 1979 still awed by ‘tremendous experience’
April 23, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Nelson Krueger was on a layover while working his job for TWA. Then the phone rang. Little did Krueger know, the phone call would lead to what he calls “a treasured experienced and the privilege of my lifetime.”
10:00 a.m.
Stan Walters, national expert on interview techniques, has been training Lawrence police and officers from other agencies how to interview suspects. ‘The Lie Guy’ teaches interview techniques beyond good cop, bad cop
April 24, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Stan Walters sits down with a reporter to talk about how he trains law enforcement officers on how they interview suspects and witnesses. His first statement: “First off, have you ever lied to your mother?” He’s joking. (I think.)
2:00 p.m.
Pedestrians make their way across a skywalk toward Kansas University Hospital. NIH cuts could affect cancer centers
April 24, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Despite budget challenges at the National Institutes of Health, the Kansas University Cancer Center is pushing forward with its application for National Cancer Institute designation this fall.

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School process
Having the school superintendent appoint most of an elementary school working group doesn’t send the right message.
April 24, 2011 in print edition on A11
On Monday, members of the Lawrence school board will consider creating a “working group” to formulate a plan to consolidate six local elementary schools in the next two or three years.