Archive for Saturday, June 11, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
Kyle Hayden, USD 464 assistant superintendent. Tonganoxie school superintendent resigns his post, takes job in Lawrence
3:30 p.m., June 9, 2011 Updated 6:58 p.m. in print edition on 3A
Tonganoxie school Superintendent Kyle Hayden has resigned his job.
6:00 a.m.
Westar employees carry parts into the substation at Sixth and Kentucky streets after a switch failure caused about 5,000 Westar customers to lose power Friday, June 10, 2011. Power returns to more than 5,000 Westar customers affected by Friday afternoon outage
2:59 p.m., June 10, 2011 Updated 6:00 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Power failures in Old West Lawrence Friday afternoon affected thousands of residents and several businesses while and knocking out several traffic signals.
10:00 a.m.
Sidewalk chalk on the south side of the capitol building expresses the feelings of Kansas Arts Commission supporters. Arts officials concerned over de-funding precedent set by Kansas governor
June 10, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Public arts officials from the Midwest are wondering whether Gov. Sam Brownback’s elimination of taxpayer-supported arts funding in Kansas is a sign of things to come, or an outlier that other states will reject.
2:00 p.m.
Congressman Kevin Yoder was at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce's "Conversation with Congressman Kevin Yoder" Friday, June 10, 2011. Rep. Kevin Yoder speaks at LMH about Medicare, federal budget
June 10, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Freshman U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., on Friday disputed a contention that a budget proposal by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., would end Medicare, a popular narrative from congressional Democrats who oppose it.
6:00 p.m.
Jennie Washburn helped start the local philanthropic organization 100 Good Women with several other Lawrence women in 1994. The group now boasts around 500 members who perform a wide variety of community service projects around the area. Philanthropy-minded group 100 Good Women grows beyond its name
June 10, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Jennie Washburn, board member for the local charitable group 100 Good Women, admits that the organization’s name is a little deceiving. In fact, membership is nearing 500 women.

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