Archive for Saturday, March 12, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
Daniel Lauing is the organizer behind the Reykawvik Summit, the first annual UFO conference planned at Liberty Hall, 644 Mass. St. Lauing has invited UFOlogists, experts in the study of UFOs such as nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman and retired Air Force Captain Robert Salas. Inaugural UFO summit comes to Lawrence
March 11, 2011
Lawrence resident Daniel Lauing brings together UFOlogists from around the country to discuss the existence and repercussions of extraterrestrial life.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Tyrel Reed looks to move the ball against Colorado guard Cory Higgins during the first half on Friday, March 11, 2011 at the Sprint Center. Kansas can count on Tyrel Reed
March 12, 2011 in print edition on 1A
On a night Kansas University, the nation’s second-ranked basketball team, defeated Colorado, 90-83, Friday in the Sprint Center and ran its record to 31-2 and its two-year mark to 64-5, it rode its preferred inside-out approach to scoring.
10:00 a.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback talks about his decision to cut spending from the current budget without waiting for legislators to finish work on a bill making reductions, Friday, March 11, 2011, at the Statehouse in Topeka. Brownback says the state can't wait longer to bring its current budget back into balance, so he's exercising his power under Kansas law to make cuts to prevent a deficit on June 30. Statehouse Live: Brownback cuts $50 million from public schools
11:28 a.m., March 11, 2011 Updated 9:27 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Brownback, a Republican, said the move is necessary because legislators have been unable to come to an agreement on budget cuts for the current fiscal year.
2:00 p.m.
Crews continued repaving work on the Kansas Turnpike east of Lawrence on Thursday. Reduced lanes on the turnpike because of ongoing road construction will be just one of the hurdles facing motorists traveling to Saturday’s football season opener at Kansas University. Labor Day travelers, a 2:30 p.m. football game at Kansas State University and opening weekend of the Renaissance Festival could also add to Saturday’s traffic headaches on Interstate 70. I-70 commuters, get ready for construction delays east of Lawrence
March 11, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Come Monday, orange cones and construction workers will return to a stretch of Interstate 70 just east of Lawrence.
8:00 p.m.
Robert Coffman, with AirTight Energy Audits, talks to homeowner Tony Schmidt about his home's energy loss and ways to fix the problem. The audit, which was done March 3 2011, was part of the Kansas Efficiency program and enabled Schmidt to take out a loan to make upgrades to his home. Energy audits help find holes to plug
March 11, 2011 in print edition on 3B
Lawrence energy auditor Robert Coffman hadn’t even reached the front door of Tony Schmidt’s house before he spotted trouble.

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Public, private
Privatizing government functions as a way to save taxpayer money could have some unintended consequences.
March 12, 2011 in print edition on B11
Facing a $492 million revenue shortfall in the next fiscal year, Kansas lawmakers are looking for dollars just about everywhere.