Archive for Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, lower left, participates in a National Day of Prayer observance Thursday, May 5, 2011, at the Statehouse in Topeka. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to attend Texas prayer rally ‘on behalf of our troubled nation’
1:47 p.m., June 6, 2011 Updated 7:42 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Gov. Rick Perry has invited all the nation’s governors to the prayer rally which is being funded by the American Family Association.
9:30 a.m.
Sidewalk chalk on the south side of the capitol building expresses the feelings of Kansas Arts Commission supporters. Statehouse Live: Kansas Arts Commissioner resigns; meeting in Lawrence canceled
12:21 p.m., June 6, 2011 Updated 3:16 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback is continuing his shakeup of the Kansas Arts Commission.
1:00 p.m.
John Geery shows a gun to a customer at Jayhawk Pawn and Jewelry, 1804 W. Sixth St., Monday, June 6, 2011. Law loosening restrictions on concealed carry renewals remains unchanged
June 7, 2011 in print edition on 1A
A Kansas law that allows the blind and others with serious physical infirmities to carry concealed firearms in public places remains on the state’s books following the 2011 legislative session.
4:30 p.m.
Tracy Sanson, left, of Phillipsburg, and Anne Brumbaugh, Overland Park, painted outdoor scenes near the Chancellor's residence Monday, June 6, 2011, on the Kansas University campus. Sanson and Brumbaugh were participating in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' annual Mini College. KU’s Mini College takes graduates back to the classroom
June 7, 2011
William Andrews of Salina is back at Kansas University’s Mini College for the third time.
7:00 p.m.
Caryl Hale, right, has a garden that provides plenty of fresh vegetables for her children including Miles, 2, and Allyson, 3. The Hale family garden is on this year's Lawrence Food Garden Tour. Tasty tour: A little something for everyone on this year’s Lawrence Food Garden Tour
June 7, 2011
This Saturday, the third-annual tour of private and community food gardens around Lawrence will welcome visitors during the coolest part of the day — 9 a.m. to noon and again from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Summer stories
Summer is a great time for both young people and adults to pick up a few good books.
June 7, 2011 in print edition on A8
There are many entertainment options for young people these days, but it’s good to see the Lawrence Public Library still promoting one of the old standbys: the summer reading program.
Positive gesture
Kansas University’s decision to allow community workouts back in Memorial Stadium is a great move.
June 7, 2011 in print edition on A8
The return of Red Dog’s Dog Days to Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium this year is a nice renewal of “town-gown” cooperation in Lawrence.