Archive for Saturday, June 25, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
Students walk to and from class Thursday on the Kansas University campus. This is the second consecutive year that KU’s enrollment has fallen. It now stands at 29,462 students, according to figures released Thursday. Slightly fewer Kansas University students enrolled in summer classes this year
June 23, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Across Kansas University, some schools and departments reported slightly lower numbers of students signing up for summer classes, though official figures won’t be available until later in the year.
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. Kansas Highway Patrol expects tickets to decline as speed limits increase July 1 to 75 mph on some highways
June 24, 2011
Boosting speed limits on more than 800 miles of state and federal highways to 75 mph likely will reduce the number of tickets issued, at least during the next few months, the Kansas Highway Patrol says.
10:00 a.m.
Don and Laura Stull dance to traditional Mexican music during St. John’s Mexican Fiesta on Friday at St. John the Evangelist Church, 1234 Ky. The annual event with lots of food and entertainment will continue Saturday. St. John’s Fiesta celebrates Mexican food, culture
June 25, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Fue una noche perfecta Friday for the annual St. John’s Mexican Fiesta in Lawrence.
2:00 p.m.
The Carnegie Library building in downtown Lawrence. Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area leaders to unveil history exhibit at Carnegie Library building in downtown Lawrence
June 24, 2011 in print edition on 1A
For history lovers, this might even be better than Independence Day fireworks. Leaders of the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area are planning a July 2 event that will unveil and dedicate a new $200,000 history exhibit in the refurbished Carnegie Library building in downtown.
6:00 p.m.
Luke Clark, Olathe, carries his bass guitar and pushes some belongings into his residence hall Sunday morning, August 15, 2010. This coming week is Hawk Week and will feature several activities each day for KU students. K-State paying students to give up dorm rooms for incoming freshmen; similar situation unlikely at KU
June 24, 2011 in print edition on 6A
A housing shortage is prompting Kansas State University to pay returning students to give up their dorm rooms and live off campus.

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St. John’s Fiesta celebrates Mexican food, culture
It’s so important to keep our traditions going’
June 25, 2011 in print edition on A1
Fue una noche perfecta Friday for the annual St. John’s Mexican Fiesta in Lawrence.