Archive for Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Bo Hopson hammers crosses into the ground Saturday, April 23, 2011, on the north side of Kansas Highway 10 just east of Church Street in Eudora, where a double fatality accident happened last week. Hopson, son of Eudora Mayor Scott Hopson, said the crosses were being set up to bring awareness to to the need for median cable barriers along the highway. Brownback wants KDOT to reopen study of installing cable barriers along K-10 from Lawrence to I-435
3:17 p.m., April 25, 2011 Updated 5:44 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has ordered the Kansas Department of Transportation to immediately reopen its study of cable barriers along Kansas Highway 10 in the wake of a double fatality crash April 16.
10:00 a.m.
Kennedy Elementary students lined up to see a classroom during a visit to New York Elementary School May 4, 2010, to see where they would be attending next fall because of boundary changes. Lawrence school board moves forward with consolidation planning
April 26, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Appointees to a citizen working group will be charged with figuring out how to trim the roster of six elementary schools in central and eastern Lawrence to either four or three within the next two to three years.
2:00 p.m.
The view of the north side of the Statehouse. Key Kansas House member insists on 401(k)-style pension plan
8:18 a.m., April 25, 2011 Updated 1:50 a.m. in print edition on 1A
Moving to a 401(k)-style plan for Kansas teachers and government workers could slow efforts to eliminate the state retirement system’s long-term funding problems, according to a report released Monday that also shied away from taking sides in the Legislature’s debate over pensions.
6:00 p.m.
The Godsil children — Lily 6, Ricky, 10, Izzy, 9 and Charley, 4 — walk through their family's pick-your-own orchard, Wagon Wheel Orchard in Gardner. Wagon Wheel is one of several pick-your-own operations in and around Lawrence where foodies and families can choose their own food right off the plant. Picky eater: Our guide to choosing your own food at area you-pick farms
April 26, 2011
As a child, Jane Wohletz thought the world of her uncle’s strawberry patch. Now she’s got her very own 20,000-plant you-pick strawberry patch at her family farm off 1100 Road in Lawrence, Wohletz Farm Fresh.

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Dillons issue
April 26, 2011 in print edition on A8
A Dillons drive-through pharmacy in the right-of-way of New Hampshire Street is 100 percent wrong for Barker Neighborhood.
Emperor Trump
April 26, 2011 in print edition on A8
Donald Trump has a tower.
Positive project
Dillons officials have done a reasonable job of squeezing a full-line supermarket on a limited footprint at 1740 Mass., and the city should allow the project to move forward.
April 26, 2011 in print edition on A8
There’s no such thing as a perfect project, but the new Dillons store planned near 17th and Massachusetts streets will be a real asset for central city neighborhoods.