Archive for Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
From left, Melinda Landgraf 16, and Hannah Whipple 17, both Free State High School students and longtime friends have spent the last six months building a playhouse for CASA. The project was part of the girls’ community service requirement for the Girl Scouts. Free State juniors spend six months building playhouse for Douglas County CASA
January 3, 2011 in print edition on 3A
It may have taken a while, but Hannah Whipple and Melinda Landgraf finally raised the roof.
6:00 a.m.
Sheahon Zenger was introduced to the publica Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, as KU's next director of athletics. He took questions and discussed his philosophy during a press conference at Hadl Auditorium. KU welcomes new A.D. Sheahon Zenger
January 4, 2011 in print edition on 1A
It may have taken four months and two offers for Kansas University to find its next athletic director, but it took only a fraction of a minute for Sheahon Zenger to say yes.
10:00 a.m.
Kris Kobach Coalition to fight photo-voter ID proposal
January 3, 2011
The Kansas Voter Coalition said on Monday that the proposal by Kobach, a Republican who takes office Jan. 10, is “a solution to a problem whose existence cannot be demonstrated empirically.” Gov.-elect Sam Brownback also supports voter ID.
2:00 p.m.
In this 2010 file photo, a Lawrence Police Department vehicle is parked outside McCollum Hall. Grants to fund crackdown on domestic violence incidents in Douglas County
January 3, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Douglas County prosecutors and Lawrence police say they want to work in 2011 to reduce incidents of domestic violence.
6:00 p.m.
The Douglas County Courthouse. Douglas County Jail, southeast Lawrence among priorities for county government in 2011
January 3, 2011 in print edition on 5A
All this talk of — make that hope for — an economic turnaround is all well and good, but folks who put together the budget for Douglas County government know that even an immediate 180-degree turn wouldn’t be enough to accelerate into recovery anytime soon.

All stories

Poor call
January 4, 2011 in print edition on A6
I am a Jayhawk fan, and nothing pleases me more than a loss by Missouri or K-State.
Strong pick
Kansas University’s new athletic director seems to have many of the qualities Kansans value.
January 4, 2011 in print edition on A6
It’s hard not to think about how certain things run in cycles when considering the hiring of Kansas native Sheahon Zenger as Kansas University’s new athletic director.