Archive for Thursday, June 16, 2011

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
The Kenneth Spencer Research Library, right, sits quietly among the trees as compared with Fraser Hall, which dominates the campus skyline. Regents members want legislators to consider state funding’s effect on tuition
June 15, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Kansas Board of Regents members on Wednesday said legislators need to know that how much they fund schools — or don’t fund schools — affects how much students pay in tuition.
9:30 a.m.
The new Kansas Bioscience Park Venture Accelerator is located at 10900 S. Clay Blair Blvd., a street named in honor of the authority's first chairman. (Photo from April 13, 2011.) Kansas Bioscience Authority considering almost $30 million in new investments
June 15, 2011 in print edition on 3A
The Kansas Bioscience Authority will consider up to $29.7 million in new investments in the upcoming fiscal year, according to a plan approved by its executive committee on Wednesday.
1:00 p.m.
An anonymous donor gave Kansas University Medical Center $4 million to benefit spinal cord research. Anonymous donor gives $4M to KU Med Center for spinal cord research
June 16, 2011 in print edition on 1A
An anonymous donor has contributed $4 million to fund spinal cord research at Kansas University Medical Center.
4:30 p.m.
Entry No. 60: "St. Luke A.M.E. Church," by George, 12 and up. George's description: "St. Luke A.M.E. Church is a historical landmark — 900 New York — attended by Langston Hughes. Built in 1910." Removing the roof allows people to look inside the sanctuary. The entry is part of a Lego contest at The Toy Store, 936 Mass. 
Interest building in Lego creation competition
June 15, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Ben built a soccer stadium, its scoreboard showing the U.S. National Team topping Canada by a goal. Hazel set up a Porta Potty, a dozen irate folks holding in line for a john that won’t soon become unoccupied. And then there’s Reilley, an 8-year-old whose “Prison Base” features an unmanned spaceship used by sword-wielding bounty hunters, in ninja garb, who manage to apprehend an evasive skeleton.
7:00 p.m.
Lawrence Police Capt. Ray Urbanek, 52, has been on the force for nearly 27 years and is set to retire Friday. A reception in his honor will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday in the jury assembly room in the basement of the Lawrence Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th St. Retiring Lawrence Police Capt. Ray Urbanek praised for ‘full service’ approach
June 16, 2011 in print edition on 3A
The story goes like this. Several years ago, during his nearly 27-year career as a Lawrence police officer, Capt. Ray Urbanek responded to a call at an apartment building. After it was over, Urbanek was talking to a woman involved who said she hadn’t had any luck in getting her landlord to fix the toilet in the apartment. Urbanek left 15 minutes later, but not before tightening some bolts and fixing the toilet.

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Our Town Sports for June 16
June 16, 2011 in print edition on B2
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