Archive for Friday, July 8, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
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. Meetings scheduled to address closure of Lawrence’s SRS office; Brownback administration remains mum
July 7, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Opposition continues to mount to the decision by Gov. Sam Brownback administration’s to shut down the Lawrence office of the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.
10:00 a.m.
Monica G. Ibrahim, left, and Amany Abdelmeguid, both from Egypt, paint slogans of their country’s recent revolution on their dollhouse creation Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at the Nunemaker Center on the Kansas University campus. The dollhouse project is one activity during a KU International Women’s leadership seminar. The dollhouses will be donated to the Douglas County CASA playhouse fundraising effort. Dollhouse project gives fundraiser for court advocates an international flair
2:06 p.m., July 7, 2011 Updated 4:34 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The Egyptian house was plastered with photos of the revolution. The Moroccan one featured a wall painted in the traditional tadlakt way, with big swoops in the paint. And the Pakistani one had a place for the family to eat on the floor, as is traditionally done in that country.
2:00 p.m.
Lawrence police were called to the Howard Johnson Hotel, 2222 W. Sixth St, after a body was found in one of the rooms Tuesday, July 5, 2011. Police release name of man found dead in Lawrence hotel room, say he died after fight with female acquaintance
July 7, 2011
Lawrence police said a 52-year-old Lawrence man found dead at a Lawrence hotel Tuesday died from injuries suffered in a domestic incident with a female acquaintance earlier in the day.
6:00 p.m.
Jared Filbert, 6, uses an augmented communication device to find the words to express himself under the watchful eyes of KU grad student David Davis Thursday, July 7, 2011. Camp helps children with communication challenges
July 8, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Last year, Stephanie Filbert’s son, Jared, attended the Sertoma-Schiefelbusch Communication Camp.

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Sluggers edge MoKan
July 8, 2011 in print edition on B3
How about a walkoff squeeze for the win?
Budget belt
At a time when most local taxpayers are looking for ways to reduce their own spending, city officials should keep tax increases to a minimum.
July 8, 2011 in print edition on A8
Lawrence city commissioners will have their first official discussions on the city’s 2012 budget during a study session this afternoon.