Archive for Sunday, December 18, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
The dome of the Kansas Statehouse in downtown Topeka is reflected off the windows of a nearby building. New Capitol dome will shine like a penny, cost a whole lot more
December 16, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Plans are under way to replace the Capitol’s copper dome.
6:00 a.m.
Lawrence City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. And the ‘Taxi’ goes to …: A look at rates in Douglas Co.
December 17, 2011 in print edition on 1A
It is tax season. And that means it is time for our annual awards program: The Taxis, where we take a look at fun facts and figures related to the tax rates of every government in Douglas County that has the honor of charging a property tax.
10:00 a.m.
Jon Standing, left, and Bill Busby survey a wooded area for birds along the River Trail in North Lawrence near the Eighth Street boat ramp Saturday. The two took part in the annual winter bird count, which runs Dec. 14-Jan. 5. Group masters science of bird-counting to gather data
December 17, 2011 in print edition on 3A
A small group of ornithological enthusiasts took part in the annual winter bird count on Saturday. The day started at 5:45 a.m. with a predawn owl count and continued well into the afternoon with hiking, bird-spotting and note-taking.
6:00 p.m.
Stephanie Roberts, front left, and Shannon Gray, right, lead participants in the 2nd annual SantaCon on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. SantaCon combined elements of flash mob and a pub crawl with Christmas carols and random acts of kindness. This year it included a food drive to benefit Just Food, the primary food bank for Douglas County. Red and white and Christmas all over: SantaCon descends upon downtown Lawrence
December 17, 2011 in print edition on 3A
This isn’t exactly your kids’ holiday party. It’s basically a pub crawl for the North Pole set.
10:00 p.m.
This file photo from June shows construction work on Kasold Drive. Lawrence City commissioners will meet Tuesday to request approval for a host of new road projects. Bevy of road projects up for city approval
December 17, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Shine up the orange cones and get out the detour map. Lawrence City Hall leaders are seeking approval for a host of new road projects for 2012.

All stories

Common book to build KU ties
Reading program expected to boost retention by creating a sense of community
December 18, 2011 in print edition on A1
Next fall, each Kansas University freshman will receive the same book for a reading program that’s under development.
A poor fit
As he chooses a new leader for SRS, Gov. Brownback should look for someone who understands Kansas and the need to seek input on key decisions.
December 18, 2011 in print edition on A11
It took less than a year for someone to realize that Robert Siedlecki Jr. was not the right person to lead the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.