Archive for Thursday, June 2, 2011

Also from June 2

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McLouth residents gather to mourn Justin Johnston The day in photos, June 2, 2011
Have you donated money or other aid to area tornado victims?

Poll results

Response Percent
I haven’t donated
Yes, money
Yes, other aid
Yes, both
Total 326

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Kari Ann Rinker, Kansas state coordinator for the National Organization for Women, points out the tires she brought to a news conference to protest recent remarks by state Rep. Pete DeGraaf, a Mulvane Republican, Wednesday, June 1, 2011 outside the Statehouse, in Topeka. DeGraaf supports a new state law requiring women to buy separate health insurance policies if they want most abortions covered and compared buying them to having a spare tire on a car. Reproductive rights supporters criticize legislator for controversial comments on abortion
June 1, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Abortion rights supporters Wednesday criticized Kansas legislators for approving controversial abortion restrictions and making controversial comments along the way.
10:00 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. South Lawrence Trafficway fatal accident victim is from Lyndon
12:54 p.m., June 1, 2011 Updated 3:09 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The Douglas County Sheriff’s office has identified a 48-year-old Lyndon woman as the victim of a fatality accident Tuesday afternoon on the South Lawrence Trafficway.
2:00 p.m.
An empty lot at 27th and Iowa streets could be the new home of an Olive Garden in Lawrence. Olive Garden considering building restaurant on South Iowa Street
June 1, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The home of the never-ending pasta bowl soon may provide the next chapter in what seemingly has become Lawrence’s never-ending debate: How much should City Hall do to lure businesses to town?
6:00 p.m.
Richard Brauer combined his farm with fellow Douglas County Farmer Mike Garrett to help save on costs, including escalating gasoline prices. Making profits on food a ‘gamble’
June 2, 2011 in print edition on 1A
To plant and grow his 1,000 acres of corn and 1,000 acres of soybeans, Baldwin City farmer Mike Wintermantel will spend about $50,000 on fuel this year. And that’s OK with him. “We hope (fuel) prices stay high,” Wintermantel said. “It’s kind of odd, but that’s the truth.”

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Our Town sports for June 2
June 2, 2011 in print edition on B3
A weekly roundup of area events, results and happenings.
Drawing the lines
The state’s redistricting process is bound to be political, but leaders should try hard to keep it from disrupting other business during the 2012 legislative session.
June 2, 2011 in print edition on A8
The process of redrawing congressional and legislative districts in Kansas has officially begun and promises to be as politically charged as ever.