Archive for Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
EMT Kevin Waterworth, right, of Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., shows off a colorful children's emergency ambulance at Lawrence Memorial Hospital to Kim Coons, a registered nurse, in this 2007 file photo. Kansas ranked last nationally from 2008-2010 in making progress in insuring children, a new study says. Kansas ranks last in improving numbers of children with health insurance, study says
December 5, 2011
The number of children nationwide without health insurance coverage decreased from 2008-2010. But Kansas and Minnesota went in the opposite direction.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Conner Teahan pulls up for a three prior to tipoff against South Florida on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse in this file photo. Conner Teahan plays big for Jayhawks
December 7, 2011 in print edition on 1B
Three Kansas University basketball players sat at the interview table after the Jayhawks survived 16 second-half turnovers and a talented Long Beach State team to win, 88-80, Tuesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
10:00 a.m.
Retired Kansas University professor Roger Shimomura spent part of his childhood in interment camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Behind him is one of several paintings he's done from his experiences in the camps, entitled "Classmates." For local Japanese-American artist, time spent in internment camps fueled a lifetime of work
December 6, 2011 in print edition on 1A
For Roger Shimomura, the time he spent in an internment camp during World War II has influenced his entire life and his acclaimed art.
2:00 p.m.
President Barack Obama visits patrons at We B Smokin' bar-b-que on the outskirts of Osawatomie, Kansas, during his last trip to Kansas, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011.  Obama will be in Lawrence to visit Kansas University on Friday. Speaking in Osawatomie, Obama sees ‘make or break’ time for middle class
3:17 p.m., December 6, 2011 Updated 5:27 p.m. in print edition on 1A
President Barack Obama delivered a sweeping indictment of economic inequality in the U.S. on Tuesday as he summoned the memory of President Theodore Roosevelt and pledged to fight for fairness at a “make or break moment for the middle class.”
10:00 p.m.
Strong Hall on Kansas University's campus. 420 KU employees get pay raises
December 6, 2011 in print edition on 3A
420 KU employees, including four deans, received pay increases for this academic year. KU officials said the 420 pay increases were separate from the planned merit-based pay increases for faculty and staff scheduled to be distributed in January.

All stories

Act of kindness
December 7, 2011 in print edition on A8
I just want to thank the lady (first name Betty) who rescued me Friday.
Critical count
City officials need to resolve the discrepancy between local and federal population counts for Lawrence.
December 7, 2011 in print edition on A8
What’s in a number? A lot, if it is a federal Census number.
Leadership struggle continues in Egypt
December 7, 2011 in print edition on A8
Now the real struggle for Egypt begins.