Archive for Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
The view of the north side of the Statehouse. Regents want to get on Brownback’s side in budget talks
August 16, 2011 in print edition on 3A
During a retreat at Pittsburg State University, the board discussed its approach in upcoming budget talks with Brownback’s office and the Legislature, which starts the 2012 session in January.
6:00 a.m.
First-grader Grace Adams reacts with excitement as her teacher, Erica Johnson-Wanzer's gathers the attention of the class in preparation for recess on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 at Prairie Park Elementary. For most Lawrence students, Wednesday was the first day for getting out the back-to-school jitters. Lawrence middle schools welcome seventh-graders as ‘middle’ students
August 17, 2011 in print edition on 1A
School was back in session for many Lawrence students on Wednesday — and even more go back on Thursday. The new school year has officially started.
10:00 a.m.
Gov. Brownback urges House Republicans to pass a proposed state budget Wednesday, March 30, 2011, during a GOP caucus at the Statehouse. Brownback tells Kansas Regents to improve higher education but not to expect extra funding
August 17, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday told higher education officials that they must improve the academic rankings of Kansas universities and that he has no problem with raising admission standards at the schools.
2:00 p.m.
The handful of residents at the Bella Sera at the Preserve complex are hoping that soon will start changing as an area bank works to take over the multimillion dollar condominium development along Bob Billings Parkway near Wakarusa Drive. Bella Sera residents hope to expand community after sale
August 18, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The granite is polished, the pool is filled, the outdoor kitchen is stocked, and the lobby still “looks like a four-star hotel.” Now, all that is missing are people to live here.
6:00 p.m.
Tom Owens, Tonganoxie, left, pauses after driving his 1955 Ford Panel truck serving as the hearse carrying the remains of his nephew, Nick Owens, to the cemetery Wednesday. Tonganoxie man remembered as good friend, master of anything with wheels
August 18, 2011 in print edition on 3A
It seems that if something had wheels, Nick Owens could drive it — sometimes without some of those wheels touching the ground.

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Our Town Sports for August 18
August 18, 2011 in print edition on B7
A weekly roundup of local events and results.
Miami should have run off Nevin Shapiro at first sight
August 18, 2011 in print edition on B2
Chris Rock once said, “Men are as faithful as their options.”
Coming to terms with ’The Help’
August 18, 2011 in print edition on A7
Mother used to tell this story.
Plaza parallel
Local officials concerned about intimidating crowds in downtown Lawrence might keep an eye on developments on the Country Club Plaza.
August 18, 2011 in print edition on A7
The problems with large groups of teens and pre-teens roaming the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Mo., may strike a familiar chord with some Lawrence residents and officials.