Archive for Sunday, December 4, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Traffic flows on all six lanes on a portion of Interstate 70 just west of the Lecompton Interchange in this September file photo. A recent federal survey says that chances are high that illegal drugs smuggled into the United States from Mexico will travel through Kansas via I-70. Drug traffickers using Kansas highways to move their products
December 2, 2011 in print edition on 1A
There’s a good chance illegal drugs smuggled into the United States from Mexico will travel through Kansas, and maybe Lawrence, on their way to the East Coast, according to a recently released federal report.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Travis Releford disputes a call with an official during the second half on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse. KU hoops team can’t pass, either
December 4, 2011 in print edition on 1B
Nationally ranked, playing in front of a sellout crowd every game and for a coach with total job security, the Kansas University basketball team doesn’t have much in common with the school’s football team. That’s a good thing.
10:00 a.m.
In this 2010 file photo, students leave New York School in Lawrence. A school consolidation proposal would see  Kennedy School and New York School closed, and its students enrolled together in a new school. New building to combine Kennedy, N.Y. schools would face a complicated path
December 3, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Folks representing Kennedy School have an idea for consolidating schools, taking care of kids and keeping property taxes level. All it would take is closing their school, closing New York School, and moving the bulk of the students into a new school.
2:00 p.m.
The Rev. Dean E. Wolfe, Lawrence resident, is the Episcopal bishop of Kansas and the vice president of the House of Bishops for the Episcopal Church. Wolfe’s roles have him traveling throughout Kansas and the world, and he is 
lauded for his reconciliation work. Bishop of Kansas finds true calling helping to lead Episcopal Church
December 3, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Rev. Dean Elliott Wolfe has built bridges between Episcopal congregations in suburban Johnson County and southwest Kansas and bridged differences between the Archbishop of England and churches in culturally conservative Africa.
6:00 p.m.
Kyle Thompson, pictured in this 2010 file photo, is past president of the Oread Neighborhood Association and has seen the decline of owner occupants in the area over the 20 years he has lived there. Empty homes in neighborhoods around town could help unravel the mystery the 5,084 additional people the city says should be here, but the U.S. Census Bureau did not find during the 2010 census. Missing persons? City tries solving Census mystery
December 3, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence has a mystery on its hands. File it under a missing-persons case — 5,084 missing persons. With one report, the Census Bureau knocked Lawrence back to 2004, which is when city planners had thought the city’s population topped the 87,000 mark.
10:00 p.m.
City and state leaders along with Amtrak officials help cut the ribbon of a new outdoor boarding platform Saturday at the Santa Fe Depot, 413 E. Seventh St. New $1.5M boarding platform unveiled at Santa Fe Depot
December 3, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Things are on the right track. That’s what members of Depot Redux, a community group that aims to restore and improve the Santa Fe Depot at 413 E. Seventh St., had to say on Saturday, the day the ribbon was cut on a brand-new, Amtrak-purchased platform.

All stories

City represented on Sunflower League teams
12:00 a.m., December 4, 2011 Updated 12:41 p.m. in print edition on B6
There was no shortage of Firebirds or Lions on the All-Sunflower League teams this fall.
Bias shortchanges white women
December 4, 2011 in print edition on A9
Let the first word be one of compassion.
Rising rates
A rate increase that includes a 10.6 percent return for Westar Energy is a tough sell for Kansas electrical consumers.
December 4, 2011 in print edition on A9
The price of just about everything is going up, but there are real questions about whether Westar Energy’s electric rates should go up by the $91 million the company is seeking in a request pending before the Kansas Corporation Commission.