Archive for Saturday, July 2, 2011

Lead stories

1:09 a.m.
Kansas head coach Bill Self introduces members of his staff during the KU men's basketball banquet Monday, April 11, 2011 at the Holiday Inn Lawrence. Deal near for KU Coach Bill Self to donate $1 million for new west Lawrence recreation center
June 30, 2011 in print edition on 1A
A deal is in the works for Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self to make a more than $1 million donation to spur construction of a new West Lawrence recreation center.
6:00 a.m.
The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services announced Friday that it will be closing the Lawrence SRS service center, 1901 Del. Lawrence community devastated, shocked by closing of its SRS office
11:52 a.m., July 1, 2011 Updated 5:35 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services is closing its Lawrence service center at 19th and Delaware streets. The 87 employees will be reassigned to neighboring offices based upon service needs.
9:30 a.m.
Siblings Beth Anne Jordan, 7, and Joey Jordan, 8, both of Silver Lake, celebrate Friday night with a carnival ride on Eighth Street, which was set up with children’s activities. Spectators lined up nearby on New Hampshire Street to watch the Tour of Lawrence sprint races Friday evening. Tour of Lawrence activities continue today on the Kansas University campus. Lawrence residents, visitors enjoy Tour of Lawrence event
July 1, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Marc Mondi, of Des Moines, Iowa, was one of hundreds who stood along New Hampshire Street downtown Friday night to take in some national-class cycling at the third annual Tour of Lawrence.
1:00 p.m.
Police vehicles block off a portion of Lakeview Road while officers investigate reports of a suspicious package. County will handle DUI cases until cities pass ordinances to match new, stricter state law
July 1, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Douglas County prosecutors on Friday were preparing to handle an influx of drunken-driving cases normally prosecuted in municipal courts as Lawrence, Baldwin City and Eudora were still researching the effects of the state’s new DUI law.
4:30 p.m.
Joseph Kroll, right, director of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment bureau that wrote new rules for abortion clinics, talks with Kathy Ostrowski, left, in white, the legislative director of Kansans for Life, Thursday, June 30, 2011, at the Statehouse in Topeka. Federal judge blocks Kansas licensing rules for abortion clinics
5:10 p.m., July 1, 2011 Updated 1:22 a.m. in print edition on 1A
A federal judge temporarily blocked Kansas from enforcing new abortion regulations Friday that would have prevented two of the state’s three abortion providers from continuing to terminate pregnancies.
7:00 p.m.
Lawrence City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. Lawrence city manager’s 2012 budget calls for tax increase
5:22 p.m., July 1, 2011 Updated 1:26 a.m. in print edition on 1A
An expanded public library, an increase in wages at City Hall and a handful of new police officers all have the city’s property tax rate on the rise, under a budget recommended by City Manager David Corliss on Friday.

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NCAA eyes summer recruiting
July period expected to be slimmed down to diminish influence of hangers-on
July 2, 2011 in print edition on B7
It’s July, and for college basketball coaches and their assistants, that means a series of trips that makes the conference road schedule look like a drive to the gym.