Archive for Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lead stories

6:13 a.m.
Douglas County commissioners Nancy Thellman, Jim Flory and Mike Gaughan discuss adding domestic partner benefits to the county's health insurance coverage during their meeting Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Domestic partner benefits plan gets early support from Douglas County Commission
April 28, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Joseph Jarvis decided what job he would accept after he graduated from Kansas University’s School of Law largely based on the company’s health care and anti-discrimination policies. Despite being a sixth-generation Kansan, Jarvis decided he will head to a Missouri-based firm for its inclusion of domestic partners in its insurance policy and anti-discrimination policy. Jarvis will be able to put his same-sex partner on his health insurance.
10:00 a.m.
A proposed mural that would be placed in front of the former Masonic Temple building. New use envisioned for Masonic Temple downtown
April 28, 2011 in print edition on 1A
From a Masonic Temple to a wedding temple — that’s the new plan for a landmark downtown building, if city commissioners are willing to lend a helping hand.
4:42 p.m.
The new Kansas Bioscience Park Venture Accelerator is located at 10900 S. Clay Blair Blvd., a street named in honor of the authority's first chairman. (Photo from April 13, 2011.) Kansas Bioscience Authority puts shine on Venture Accelerator in Olathe
April 27, 2011
The furniture’s on order, the equipment hooked up, the network of labs and offices and support areas sheathed in a shimmering skin of stainless steel. And now that the $13.9 million Kansas Bioscience Park Venture Accelerator in Olathe is nearing completion — with its first employees expected to move in next month — the Kansas Bioscience Authority’s drive to grow employment through emerging
6:00 p.m.
Liliana and Ella Keathley-Helms decorate cupcakes similar to ones they'll later sell for charity. The twins are holding an online bake sale for Mother's Day to raise money for children in Uganda. 10-year-old twins selling Mother’s Day cupcakes online for charity
April 27, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Ella and Liliana Keathley-Helms are grateful to live in a nice house with a great family and wonderful mother. So this Mother’s Day, they’re trying to help children — children they’ve never met, halfway around the world.

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Safety study
Recent fatality accidents on Kansas Highway 10 certainly justify another look by state highway officials at potential safety measures.
April 28, 2011 in print edition on A8
The Kansas Turnpike Authority estimates that about 10 lives are saved and countless serious injuries are avoided each year by the concrete barrier walls it constructed in the early 1990s in the median of the 236-mile toll road.