Archive for Friday, June 17, 2011

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12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Jessica Johnson, left, and Margaret Weisbrod Morris sign in to a Kansas Citizens for the Arts meeting at the Lawrence Arts Center Thursday, June 16, 2011. Local residents and others from around the state voiced their disappointment with Gov. Sam Brownback's line-item veto of funding for the Kansas Arts Commission. Meeting attendees also discussed ways for reestablishing support for the arts in Kansas communities. Artists, legislators gather to discuss strategies to restore public arts funding
June 16, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Proponents for public funding of the arts in Kansas gathered in Lawrence Thursday to discuss ways to react to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s unprecedented veto of funding for the Kansas Arts Commission.
9:30 a.m.
The Kenneth Spencer Research Library, right, sits quietly among the trees as compared with Fraser Hall, which dominates the campus skyline. Statehouse Live: Regents approve Kansas University tuition increase
9:33 a.m., June 16, 2011 Updated 12:20 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Several regents members expressed disappointment with recent cuts in higher education funding made by the Legislature. They said the tuition increases were necessary to continue quality,make up for a lack of state funding and cover increased costs and mandates.
1:00 p.m.
Former Kansas Attorney General Steve Six Senate committee delays vote on Six; Roberts, Moran oppose Lawrence attorney’s nomination to court
8:29 a.m., June 16, 2011 Updated 2:46 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Former Kansas Attorney General Steve Six’s bid for a seat on a federal appeals court goes before a U.S. Senate committee.
4:28 p.m.
Darian Franks, left, of Lawrence, fixes Kristie Coffey’s hair Thursday before the start of the Adult Learning Center GED graduation ceremony at Free State High School. The Adult Learning Center helped 88 students earn their GED diplomas. Ceremony recognizes graduates of Lawrence GED preparation program
June 17, 2011 in print edition on 1A
With the turn of a tassel, it was over. Chris Wilson and 24 other students put the finishing touches on their graduation from the Lawrence Public Schools’ Adult Learning Center on Thursday night at Free State High School.
7:00 p.m.
Audrie Hummelgaard of rural Linwood is turning 102 Friday, June 17, 2011. Hummelgaard still keeps busy, even at 102; she sweeps and cleans her own house and even mowed her own lawn up until last year. Rural Leavenworth County resident Audrie Hummelgaard celebrates 102nd birthday
June 16, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Happy birthday to Audrie Hummelgaard. She turns 102 on Friday. After more than a century of roaming Kansas and beyond — she’s been to 46 states — she’s content to stay in her red brick home in rural Leavenworth County north of Eudora.

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Dividing lines
School boundaries aren’t carved in stone, but local school officials shouldn’t be too quick to shift the dividing line between Lawrence’s two high schools.
June 17, 2011 in print edition on A10
On the eve of a new school board being seated, the issue of boundary lines for Free State and Lawrence high schools has surfaced again.