Archive for Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
The Lawrence school board is transitioning into a new era in July, with the departure of four board members and arrival of four new ones elected in April. Pictured here, from left, are Rich Minder, Mark Bradford, Marlene Merrill, Bob Byers, Mary Loveland, Vanessa Sanburn and Scott Morgan. Remaining on the board with two years on their terms are Bradford, Byers and Sanburn, to be joined July 11 by Rick Ingram, Shannon Kimball, Randy Masten and Keith Diaz Moore. Plenty of work awaits new Lawrence school board
June 27, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Test scores are up. Four-year high schools and four “new” middle schools are about to open. Operations are streamlining, career pathways are expanding and results-oriented discussions regarding race are continuing. And there’s more to come, said Rick Doll, superintendent of the Lawrence school district.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, spoke at the Lied Center about the economic and security effects of illegal immigration Tuesday, April 12, 2011. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, county officials working on new election-fraud regulations
8:43 a.m., June 28, 2011 Updated 8:11 a.m.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he hopes to have regulations drafted by the fall to guide elections officials in administering the state’s new voter ID law.
1:00 p.m.
Former Kansas University athletic department's head of fundraising, Ben Kirtland, arrives at the U.S. Federal Courthouse, in Wichita, Kan., on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. Final ticket scandal co-conspirator Ben Kirtland awaits designation at Massachusetts federal prison
June 28, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The last co-conspirator in an operation that stole and sold thousands of tickets for Kansas University basketball and football games is behind bars, awaiting designation in a federal medical complex in Massachusetts.
7:00 p.m.
The Kenneth Spencer Research Library, right, sits quietly among the trees as compared with Fraser Hall, which dominates the campus skyline. KU considers allowing students to study abroad in countries with State Department travel warnings
June 28, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Officials who oversee Kansas University’s study abroad program are considering a policy that would allow students to study in countries with State Department travel warnings, if a committee of KU officials deems it to be safe.

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Peaceful assembly
Reports of inconsistent and perhaps heavy-handed treatment of people gathered at the Kansas Capitol may raise some concerns.
June 29, 2011 in print edition on A7
The right to speak out and protest government actions with which they disagree is one of America’s most basic and treasured freedoms — one that sets the United States apart from many, many nations around the world.
Limit spending
June 29, 2011 in print edition on A7
It appears community leaders are not in touch with economic conditions.