Archive for Thursday, August 25, 2011

Also from August 25

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Final Fridays Year One Gallery LHS fall sports jamboree The day in photos, August 25, 2011
Polls
Are you still enjoying baseball or are your ready for some football?

Poll results

Response Percent
Ready for some football
 
47%
Couldn’t care less either way
 
32%
Still enjoying baseball
 
11%
Love them both
 
7%
Total 451
Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger has been one of the few elected Republican officials in the country to work to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Since Republicans have made repeal of the Act a primary goal, what should she do?

Poll results

Response Percent
Either way, she should challenge Gov. Sam Brownback in 2014.
 
74%
Switch to the Democratic Party.
 
14%
Stay in the Republican Party.
 
11%
Total 283
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.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 a.m.
Shoppers browse along Massachusetts Street. City commission considering law requiring all special sales tax districts in Lawrence to post signs notifying shoppers of the higher sales tax rates
August 24, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence city commissioners at their Tuesday meeting directed staff members to draft an ordinance that would require all special sales tax districts in Lawrence to post signs notifying shoppers of the higher sales tax rates.
10:00 a.m.
Georgia Clark, Auburn, feeds a parking meter along Mass Street, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. When it comes to getting parking tickets in Downtown Lawrence, sometimes you can be saved by the weather
August 24, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Like to keep your spare change and roll the dice against the odds of getting a $3 parking ticket in downtown Lawrence? A Journal-World review of daily parking tickets handed out by the city between January and July 25 of this year looked at the best days to make that bet.
2:00 p.m.
Ted Grinter, who lives between Lawrence and Tongonoxie, works his 27 acres of sunflowers on Wednesday Aug. 24, 2011. Some of the sunflowers are up, but others were washed away or didn't spout this year. Grinter replanted, but says the crop will be weird this year. Some flower will be in bloom on time, while others will be up to three week's late. After slow start, some sunflowers are blooming at Grinter’s in rural Lawrence
August 24, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Ted Grinter’s sunflower crop had a slight Goldilocks complex this summer — but he hopes his bounty of the state flower now has found that everything is just right.
6:00 p.m.
The Kansas Legislature has approved a balanced budget without a tax increase, but some local officials argue that the state's budget could force them to increase taxes or cut services. Statehouse Live: Health exchange committee will continue work despite Brownback’s rejection of grant
3:18 p.m., August 24, 2011 Updated 4:27 p.m. in print edition on 3A
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger said that under federal health reform, Kansas will have to have in place an exchange.

All stories

Pump Patrol
August 25, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.42 at several stations.
Our town sports
August 25, 2011 in print edition on B6
Sports news from around the area.