Archive for Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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Lawrence High girls vs. Leavenworth Lawrence High boys vs. Leavenworth The day in photos, February 23, 2011 Free State girls vs. Shawnee Mission North Free State boys vs. Shawnee Mission North
Will you visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to view Dr. James Naismith's original basketball rules?

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Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
From left: Bob Schumm, Mike Machell, Mike Dever, Hugh Carter and Sven Alstrom Carter, Dever and Schumm raise more than $13,000 each for Lawrence City Commission campaigns
February 22, 2011 in print edition on 1A
In the race for three seats on the Lawrence City Commission, a trio of candidates have broken out to a clear lead when it comes to fundraising.
10:00 a.m.
Cathy Wales picks up her daughter, Kylee Wales, 7, a first-grader at Wakarusa Valley School Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. Wales built her home a mile from the school more than 25 years ago. Prospect of Wakarusa Valley School closure upsets parents
February 23, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The recommendation to close Wakarusa Valley School was formed during the past eight months, as two dozen members of the Lawrence school district community discussed values, gathered data, compiled numbers, toured buildings, studied budgets and reviewed research to determine what they considered “best for kids” within painful budget restraints.
2:00 p.m.
The Kenneth Spencer Research Library, right, sits quietly among the trees as compared with Fraser Hall, which dominates the campus skyline. Kansas House committee wants Board of Regents to study benefits of privatizing many functions at state universities
February 22, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved a provision that tells the Kansas Board of Regents to conduct a study on whether it would make economical sense to privatize many of the jobs at public colleges.
2:00 p.m.
Free State Brewery waitress Demi Gerow takes lunch orders from Tree Hanna seated left, and her children Shea, 7, and Ian, 8, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. Behind the family, production crews set up lights and camera equipment for a live broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show." ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’ coming to Lawrence’s Free State Brewery; Owner Chuck Magerl responds to questions
6:18 p.m., February 22, 2011 Updated 12:47 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Free State Brewery will host a broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” on Wednesday evening, the restaurant’s owner said.
6:00 p.m.
Downtown Lawrence merchants are hatching a plan to help rid Massachusetts Street of panhandlers. A new program will hand out educational resources listing social service agencies to downtown visitors, designed to discourage them from giving out money. KU Relay events to be featured downtown
February 23, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Sure, you’ve seen crazy, you’ve seen odd, you’ve seen unique in downtown Lawrence before. But city leaders are betting you’ve never seen world-class athletes heave a 16-pound steel ball nearly 70 feet down a public street.

All stories

Pothole push
We’re keeping our fingers crossed, but, so far, Lawrence streets appear surprisingly pothole-free.
February 23, 2011 in print edition on A6
We’re keeping our fingers crossed, but, so far, Lawrence streets appear surprisingly pothole-free.
Salary strategy
Salary cuts are not a one-size-fits-all solution for the state budget deficit.
February 23, 2011 in print edition on A6
The Kansas Board of Regents has a valid objection to legislation that would arbitrarily cut the salaries of about 1,500 state university employees.