Archive for Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
Bo Stephenson, left, and Patrick Chow-Yuen are two of the three chefs competing in Teller's chef competition July 4. City approves Iron Chef-style competition for Fourth of July celebration
June 20, 2011
Get ready for some fireworks in your mouth. City officials gave the green light Monday for an Iron Chef-style competition and party to be hosted by downtown restaurant Teller’s at this year’s Fourth of July celebration in Watson Park.
6:00 a.m.
The Kansas Department of Transportation announced Tuesday, June 21, 2011, that speed limits on certain Kansas highways would increase from 70 mph to 75 mph, starting July 1. Large sections of the Kansas Turnpike, interstates 70 and 69 and U.S. highways 69 and 81 will have the new, higher speed limits. Speed limit on several highways — including Kansas Turnpike — to increase to 75 mph on July 1
12:53 p.m., June 21, 2011 Updated 6:11 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Travelers in Kansas will get to their destinations faster as the state increases the speed limit on most freeways from 70 mph to 75 mph.
9:30 a.m.
The view of the north side of the Statehouse. Kansas’ quick implementation of new abortion rules may force clinics to shut down
4:43 p.m., June 21, 2011 Updated 5:29 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Kansas has taken only a few weeks to draft new abortion clinic regulations and plans to decide by July whether to give the state’s three existing clinics the licenses they need to continue operating, according to documents released Tuesday.
1:00 p.m.
Lawrence City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. Lawrence city commissioners reiterate strong likelihood of tax increase at budget study session
June 22, 2011 in print edition on 1A
A property tax rate increase came a little closer to reality at Lawrence City Hall as commissioners did nothing to rebuff the idea at a Tuesday budget study session.
4:30 p.m.
City commissioners met Tuesday, June 21, 2011, to discuss how to better enforce the city's occupancy limits. The policy states that no more than 3 unrelated people may live in a home in a single-family zoning district, or four unrelated people in a single residence in a multidwelling zoning district. Lawrence leaders want to crack down on ‘unscrupulous’ landlords
June 22, 2011 in print edition on 1A
City commissioners on Tuesday said they want to get significantly tougher on landlords who illegally allow too many people to live in rental housing, perhaps imposing even $100 to $500 per day fines.
7:00 p.m.
Brother Marcus Morris, left, and Markieff Morris congratulate each other after grabbing a foul against Iowa State during the first half on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse. Stock up, stock down: Morris twins soaring in NBA draft projections; Selby plummeting
June 22, 2011 in print edition on 1B
No need to look beyond the local college basketball team to reach the conclusion that trying to figure out how the Egyptians built the pyramids presents no tougher a challenge than attempting to determine why NBA general managers make the draft choices they make.

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School priorities
When making budget cuts, Wichita officials chose C-team sports over librarians for their city’s high schools. Is that the right priority?
June 22, 2011 in print edition on A7
Lawrence school board members already have signed off on about $3 million in cuts and savings for next year, but more cuts may be needed in the years to come.