Archive for Thursday, July 7, 2011

Also from July 7

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Douglas County Sheriff's officials investigate a fatality accident on the South Lawrence Trafficway near Clinton Parkway Tuesday, May 31, 2011. One person died when a piece of metal fell off an oncoming truck and went through the windshield. Douglas County DA: No charges planned in fatality accident on Kansas Highway 10
9:41 a.m., July 5, 2011 Updated 11:50 a.m. in print edition on 3A
Douglas County prosecutors won’t file criminal charges in connection with a May 31 accident on the South Lawrence Trafficway in which a Lyndon woman was struck and killed by debris that fell from a pickup truck.
6:00 a.m.
The Kansas University chapter of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity is looking to move into two houses next to each other in the 1700 block of Louisiana Street. Fraternity housing plan likely runs afoul of city code
July 7, 2011 in print edition on 1A
A new housing arrangement for members of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity’s Kansas University chapter could place them in violation of city occupancy codes.
10:00 a.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback provides a progress report on his first six months in office Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at the Statehouse in Topeka. Brownback was joined by Cabinet secretaries and executive directors of state agencies and programs. Statehouse Live: Brownback defends closure of Lawrence SRS office; local lawmaker says decision wasn’t data driven
12:22 p.m., July 6, 2011 Updated 4:57 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Gov. Sam Brownback said it was reasonable to close the Lawrence office because of its proximity to other SRS offices in other towns that were accessible by “four-lane roads.”
6:00 p.m.
The Kenneth Spencer Research Library, right, sits quietly among the trees as compared with Fraser Hall, which dominates the campus skyline. KU to confer honorary degrees for first time in university’s history
July 6, 2011 in print edition on 1A
After getting the go-ahead from the Kansas Board of Regents, Kansas University is beginning a process that would award honorary degrees for what’s believed to be the first time in the school’s history.

All stories

National briefs: U.S. falls to Sweden
July 7, 2011 in print edition on B2
The Americans can’t do things the easy way.
Site options
Annexing an industrial site west of Lawrence would help expand the city’s economic development offerings.
July 7, 2011 in print edition on A8
The recent announcement that the Mars candy company would build a $250 million manufacturing plant in Topeka has drawn attention again to the scarcity of large industrial sites in and around Lawrence.