Archive for Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
Jorge Perez, a professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Kansas University, left, laughs with Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and other KU administrators and media members on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 in his classroom at Wescoe Hall after being notified that he is a recipient of a 2011 Kemper Award for teaching excellence. Perez is among several faculty members receiving a Kemper Award, which is accompanied by a $7,500 check. KU chancellor surprises prof Jorge Pérez with $7,500 for excellence in teaching
August 22, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little doesn’t normally walk into a classroom and take over a lecture, but Jorge Pérez couldn’t have minded too much.
6:00 a.m.
Free State sophomore Stephen Fulton scans the vastness of the commons area before eventually finding a table of friends during the second lunch period on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 at Free State High School. After adding a class of ninth graders to both high schools, students at both Free State and Lawrence High are facing more crowded lunchrooms and more traffic congestion at the end of the school day. Crowding complaints follow freshmen onto Lawrence high school campuses
August 23, 2011
Nyle Anderson hears plenty of whispers — some louder than others — in the halls of Free State High School.
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. Lawrence city commissioners seek signage for taxing districts
August 24, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Special taxing districts deserve special signs. City commissioners at their meeting on Tuesday directed staff to bring back a policy that will require any business in the city charging a sales tax above the standard community-wide rate to post a sign alerting customers of the higher tax.
2:00 p.m.
The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services announced Friday that it will be closing the Lawrence SRS service center, 1901 Del. Committee quizzes SRS about funding for people with disabilities, faith-based initiatives
August 23, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The dispute over the waiting list for those with developmental disabilities centered on new funding approved by the Legislature to provide services, such as bathing, dressing and mobility, which are designed to help people remain in their homes and communities instead of nursing homes.
6:00 p.m.
Some of the 13 new Lawrence police recruits visit with city and police department officials after they were sworn in during a ceremony at the Investigations and Training Center on Tuesday, August 23, 2011. From left are Chris Schweer, Lauren Link, Sheri Stites, Meagan Horvath and Dean Kemppainen. Lawrence Police Department swears in 13 new officers
August 23, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Lawrence police and city leaders Tuesday morning welcomed 13 new officer recruits — six women and seven men — and said the class would allow the department to increase the number of patrol officers in the city, once recruits complete ninth months of training.

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