Archive for Friday, January 14, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
Rachelle Esperance, Lawrence, will always remember surviving the Haiti earthquake along with her 3-year-old son, Olivier. On the one-year anniversary of the earthquake, Jan. 12, 2011, the two look at a photograph of Esperance's father and Olivier's grandfather, Gerard Esperance, who lives in Haiti. The picture was taken when Gerard was in Lawrence for a visit in June. A year after devastating earthquake, Haiti still touches local lives
January 13, 2011 in print edition on 1A
On the one-year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, a Lawrence resident and earthquake survivor fasted and prayed, a local nurse worked to gather medical supplies for a return visit, and a Kansas University student was in the country filming a documentary.
6:00 a.m.
Kassie Liebsch Kassie Liebsch pleads guilty to wire fraud, faces up to 20 years in prison in KU ticket scandal
8:47 a.m., January 13, 2011 Updated 2:26 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Another former Kansas Athletic Department employee pleaded guilty Thursday in federal district court for her role in the KU ticket scandal.
10:00 a.m.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback gave his State of the State speech to Senate and House members and the public on Wednesday January 12, 2011 in Topeka. Higher education officials thankful for no more cuts under Brownback’s proposed budget
January 13, 2011 in print edition on 6A
But Sherrer noted Brownback’s state budget recommendation released Thursday has a lot of moving parts for higher education, and that the regents would continue to analyze the details.
2:00 p.m.
Berry Plastics Group Inc. has a $118 million upgrade under way for its Lawrence site at 2330 Packer Road. The company, which received a 90 percent tax break from the Lawrence City Commission in 2006, has pledged to add 150 jobs in a five-year period. Berry Plastics warehouse deal likely to require 90 percent tax abatement and cash incentives
January 13, 2011 in print edition on 1A
A deal to land a 675,000-square-foot Berry Plastics warehouse likely will require both a 90 percent tax abatement and upwards of $600,000 in cash incentives, according to new figures from Douglas County.
6:00 p.m.
In this 2008 file photo, Michael Murray, Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy talks with KU student Jessica Snyder about a brass spectrometer. Heard on the Hill: KU musicians arrive in Germany; small degree program story sparks reactions (again); law school graduates suffering in recession, too
January 13, 2011
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Broncos coach ‘proven’ this time
January 14, 2011 in print edition on B2
Say hello to the anti-Josh.